The struggle for "perfect" skin is one I've discussed many times over with countless friends and although I'm no expert, I have tried my hand (and face) at many different products that promise a bunch of wonderful results. I tend to not pay attention to what the beauty buzz is but rather be guided by my nose and the overall texture of products. With that said, this is what's been on my top shelf for the past while:
Shu Uemura Skin Purifier - I love cleansing oil. This stuff is liquid gold.
Body Shop Aloe Calming Toner - I switched it up from my usual Thayers Witch Hazel, I'm on a real aloe kick these days (used in the evening as well)
Caudalie Beauty Elixir - this is also used in the evening as well. Do not get this stuff in your eyes.... it's very minty)
Clinique Custom Repair Serum - makes my skin the softest
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - I like to throw a little spf on my face and this is a great base for when I need some cover up
REN Rosa Centifolia No. 1 Purity Cleansing Balm - cannot praise this enough. takes off make up and everything. Smells like roses and chamomile
Bioderma Make-Up Removing Solution - literally the best ever, so mild, Lisa Eldridge approved
Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil - honestly, it sort of smells... earthy but it's a part of my life now and I love it.
REN V-Cense Revitalizing Night Cream - it smells like frankincense and makes my skin super soft
Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet - I like to double up on moisturizer in my dry problem areas
REN Keep Young and Beautiful Eye Cream - quite a suggestive title but so far it's making my eyes seem brighter and less tired which is a huge improvement these days