Skincare Treatments that actually work

    January 9, 2021

    Over the last year, I’ve had plenty of time at home to try out different skin treatments and discover which ones actually work, and which ones simply say they do. With so many different skin treatments out there and new trends from hyaluronic acid to niacinamide, it can be difficult to discern where to start. Keep on reading to learn more about the treatments that actually worked for my skin. It may take some trial and error to discover your perfect routine, but the products listed below are a great place to start.

    iS Clinical Advanced Serum: Let’s be honest, we can all be better at wearing sunscreen everyday and protecting our skin from sun exposure. As a result, we all likely have some kind of sun damage on our skin. This serum targets damaged skin and helps to heal and protect against aging, sun damage. Key ingredients include vitamin C, copper tripeptide growth factor, and hyaluronic acid for hydration. Whether you are suffering from acne, stretch marks, scar tissue, or uneven pigmentation, this serum can help your skin look better than ever.


    iS Clinical Under Eye Cream: It can be difficult to find a good under eye cream but this is it! a unique mix of peptides and antioxidants help to prevent wrings by keeping the skin moisturized and protected. In addition, if you suffer from dark circles under your eyes, this is the perfect product to help you look rejuvenated. iS Clinical Under Eye Cream can be used for both preventative measures and to help address various under eye problems.


    Khiels Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum: This Vitamin C eye serum has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance to dark circles under the eyes in as little as one week. Formulated with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and tripeptide, you cannot go wrong with this serum if you’re looking to lessen crow’s feet and look more awake every day. Many under eye creams claim to work but leave users with disappointing results. This one will actually leave you looking your absolute best.


    SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic: Vitamin C has gained a strong following in 2020. However, not all Vitamin C is created equal. At its best, Vitamin C can help to provide the skin protection from the environment, lighten lines, firm skin, and brighten complexion. However, at its worse, Vitamin C can lead to worse breakouts and skin irritation. This SkinCeuticals version of Vitamin C works absolute wonders. Combined with Ferulic Acid to enhance the natural benefits of Vitamin C, this serum is an absolute must in your daily skincare routine.


    SkinCeuticals HA Intensifier: Hyaluronic acid has been touted as one of the best moisturizers on the market. However, as is true with most skincare, not all hyaluronic acid is created equal. This HA Intensified has been shown to amplify the skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 30% which helps to reduce the look of wrinkles and lines, and allows for smoother and firmer skin. This is the perfect replacement for a heavy moisturizer and will not cause excessive breakouts as some heavy moisturizers do.


    La Mer Face Cream: This face cream is one of the most luxurious feeling creams you’ll ever experience. Whether you are suffering from dryness, redness, or fine lines and wrinkles, this cream will help to hydrate you skin back to its best state. In addition, this cream is free from SLS, SLES, parabens, formaldehyde’s, and all things bad. If you’re looking to spoil yourself after surviving quarantine in 2020, this is your cream.


    Chanel Hydra Beauty Camellia Water Cream: We all love Chanel purses, but who knew we’d love their face creams just as much? Formulated with Camellia Alba PFA, Vitamin C and E, hyaluronic acid, and Blue Ginger PFA, this cream is guaranteed to make your skin feel more radiant than ever before. You’re not just paying for the brand. Rather, you’re paying for quality ingredients that are perfect for every day use on your skin.


    Drunk Elephant Glycolic Resurfacing Night Face Serum: The term AHA/BHA has become well known in the skincare realm. However, with so many products to choose from, it can be difficult to narrow down what really works for your skin. While all skin is different, this night serum is the perfect place to start if you’re making your way into the skincare world. Perfect for any type of skin, applying this AHA/BHA serum nightly can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles over time. Various acids allow for chemical exfoliation of the skin that leaves your skin like never before.


    Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum: If you have noticed your skin is slightly duller than usual, you’re not alone. Winter brings out the worst in our skin. If only there was a product that was similar to giving your skin a big drink of water…Oh! But there is! This serum is formulated with Vitamin B5, Sodium Hyaluronate, and pineapple ceramide. These ingredients help to moisturize the skin and improve general tone of the skin. Don’t forget to bring this product down to your neck as well. It can help to reduce any fine lines that may be forming due to lack of hydration.



    Herbivore Phoenix Rose Hip Anti-Aging Serum: The Winter can bring about dry and cracked skin that feels impossible to heal. Fortunately, this serum leaves skin feeling soft, silky, and renewed. In addition, it can help to increase firmness and elasticity and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, if you are using any retinol products that are famous for drying out skin, using this rose hip anti-aging serum after the retinol can help to avoid any flakiness or peeling while still getting the results you desire. This product is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free so not only will it make you look great on the outside, but you’ll feel great about using it as well.


    Goop Microderm Instant Glow: This exfoliator helps to polish dull and uneven skin. Whether you have dry, oily, combination, or normal skin, this exfoliator, modeled after microdermabrasion, can help to reveal baby-smooth skin. Made from minerals such as quartz, garnet, alumina and silica, and formulated with glycolic acid, the combination of physical and chemical exfoliation make this exfoliant one of the best. In addition, this formulation is free of sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.



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