rejuvi skincare (cleanser, healing gel, q flavanoid complex): My best purchase of 2018, of life. I have dehydrated skin, which, in turn, causes my skin to get very oily. Dehydrated skin causes dead skin to accumulate on the top layer of skin at a heightened rate and causes sebum to lubricate the skin. Foaming cleansers exacerbate dehydrated skin and create super teeny micro cracks in the skin that traps sebum in the pore while also producing it in overdrive. The rejuvi cleanser doesn’t foam, it literally just feels like aloe vera (because I think it 90% is). The aptly named skin healing gel does exactly what it says, and though it’s not hydrating enough to be used as a moisturizer, I can’t layer one on without this. The best for last is the q flavonoid complex. If you’ve got sensitive, weak, broken, rosacea-prone skin, slather this on liberally. The texture is different, but not off-putting. It feels like thick, viscous oil, but is not oily. LIKE IF ALOE VERA GEL AND OLIVE OIL HAD A WITTLE BABY AW
dr jart cicapair color correcting cream: i use this as my spf, but also as a primer for my tinted moisturizer. It doesn’t cover my severe redness, but it does make it less aggressive. tiger grass is a healing ingredient (sense a trend?) that i use in hopes of helping my inflamed, sensitive skin. Also, by toning down the tomato face, I use less of the next product. If you have dry, flaky skin, this might apply too chalky for you.
laura mercier tinted moisturizer: I remember in 2010 this was the gigi hadid of the top shelf holding absolute ‘it’ status. It took me 8 years to buy into the hype, and I get it now. I use the oil-free version because when given the option, I avoid the heavier formulas. Coverage-wise, it provides significantly more than the chantecaille future skin foundation, and few notches less than the it cosmetics cc cream. Texture leans more towards the cc cream, but with a bit more hold? grit? idk how to explain it, but whatever it is, it gives the skin a natural finish.
glossier wowder: after powdering this on top of the LM TM, my face is done. It’s mattifying, yet seemingly undetectable. Best part is, I don’t have to powder my perennially oily skin while I’m at work. I’ve never experienced such a thing.
my caboodle: in which i store the aforementioned in.