Friday Favorite & Review: Current Skin Care Essentials

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Check out nine of my current skin care essentials, and my in depth review about each product…

Hi everyone, happy Fri-YAY!  I hope you’re ready for the weekend, and I hope you had a wonderful week!

My skin has been pretty crazy lately, I’ve been having a ton of breakouts due to all of this hot weather which is pretty unpleasant!  Because of this, I thought sharing my current skin care essentials was a must since these products have been lifesavers during these hot summer days!  I have nine products to share with you all, ranging from cleansers, moisturizers, masks, and serums!  Keep in mind I have oily skin that occasionally switches to combination, and I tend to suffer from hormonal acne and occasional dark spots (due to the fact that I’m very fair skinned)!

OVERVIEW

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CLEANSERS

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Pur~lisse pur~delicate Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser The name definitely does not lie, this is one of the most gentle cleansers I’ve ever used!  It smells really nice, and it makes my skin feel so soft and nourished!  The cleanser is made with a non-irritating blend of soy milk, soy proteins, whole oat, and white tea, and I absolutely love how it’s sulfate free and how it tones skin!  Also Katie Lowes (aka Quinn Perkins from Scandal) is hooked, so naturally I’m obsessed!  I definitely recommend this for all skin tones, and for sensitive skin as well!

GLAMGLOW Supercleanse Daily Clearing Cleanser At first, a “mud to foam” cleanser sounded very strange to me!  I thought it would be overly drying, and that it would be too harsh for my skin.  But I was completely wrong!!  I swear by this cleanser, and I’ve been using it for over a year now consistently!  This cleanser helps so much with my oiliness, and definitely has helped clear my acne and cleanse my pores!  I also love that it’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, because the more natural the better!  However, I would definitely not recommend this cleanser for dry skin, you may find that it will overdry your skin thus causing blemishes/impurities!

MOISTURIZERS

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream This is my go-to moisturizer for every single season, and it is absolutely incredible!  This moisturizer is super light and doesn’t feel heavy or oily on the skin, and always leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed!  This moisturizer has a very clean, natural scent, and contains colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, and ceramide 3 which helps to soothe, calm, and and heal skin!  It’s also formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates!  Good for all skin tones including sensitive skin!

OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream This stuff is so cool to me, because it actually helps to protect your skin from environmental aggressors while providing hydration!  It also mattifies the skin while enhancing the natural elasticity, and leaves your skin feeling silky and hydrated!  It smells very fresh, and is definitely not overpowering whatsoever!  A little bit goes a long way, and it’s awesome because the ingredients are 100% naturally derived!  It contains Vitamin E and seaweed, and it’s great for all skin tones including sensitive skin!

MASKS/SERUM

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La Fresh Good Start Face Serum Before I review this product, I actually want to share the message behind La Fresh products because I find it amazing! “For uber results, La Fresh recommends using other Eco-Beauty skincare products, exercise modestly, drink plenty of water, eat healthy meals, sleep enough hours, hug often, and smile more.  Good for skin.  Good for life.  Live. Life. La Fresh.”  Okay so that’s basically perfection, and the product is just as great!  This serum is perfect to use both morning and night, and is really gentle while revealing fresh and glowy skin!  This serum provides nice moisture, and is made with collagen-producing peptides, hyaluronic acid, CoQ-10, natural aloe, Vitamin C and E, and an anti-aging botanical complex!  It’s also highly natural, biodegradable, and, most important, cruelty-free!!  So far I’ve really enjoyed this product, however I want to try it a bit more in order to give you a full review!!

Fresh Sugar Face Polish Fresh products are my absolute favorite, and these three products I’m about to talk about will absolutely change your life!  Yes.  They’re that good.  Okay anyway, this mask also doubles as an exfoliator, so you’re basically getting two products for the price of one!  This mask is made with pure brown sugar and real strawberries that help create a softer, smoother, more radiant complexion!  It always leaves my skin feeling super soft and clean, and it smells really nice as well!  The particles in the mask actually dissolve as you’re scrubbing, which is perfect because you won’t risk over-scrubbing your skin!  It’s also formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, and is great for all skin tones including sensitive skin!

Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask  This mask will literally transform your skin!  Just a few things right off the bat, it’s quite pricey, do not use more than instructed, and it is a stronger mask than these other two!  With that being said, it. Is. Amazing!  I am honestly obsessed with the scent, and the texture of this product is quite unique but I really enjoy it!  This mask immediately reveals softer, firmer, healthier-looking skin, and it a perfect solution for fine lines/wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and rough skin texture!  The really neat thing about this mask is you’ll notice results throughout the entire day as well as immediately after the application!  It definitely helps to improve your skin, and it’s great for all skin tones including sensitive skin!

Fresh Rose Face Mask  This mask is the most soothing mask I have ever tried, and I absolutely love it!  This mask is both hydrating as well as toning, and it’s infused with real rose petals, pure rosewater, and smart algae!  There is also cucumber and aloe vera in this mask to help reduce redness and calm the skin, and white tea which helps brighten and protect the skin!   It’s also formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, and is great for all skin tones including sensitive skin!  However, this product does have a very strong rose scent, so definitely keep that in mind if you’re someone who is sensitive to scents!  I personally do not have an issue with the scent, I find it luxurious and quite “spa-like”!  Other than that, this mask is incredible and I know you’ll love it!

Purchase these three masks for a discounted price HERE!

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First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay  I literally love this mask, and it is by far my favorite peel off mask ever!  This mask is very different from the three Fresh masks I talked about above, and I enjoy this mask just as much!  This mask helps to detoxify the skin, reduce pores, and control excess oil while leaving the skin feeling soft and smooth!  This is definitely not a moisturizing product, as it’s formulated to draw out impurities from the skin! It’s formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, however I would not recommend this mask for dry skin, you may find that it will overdry your skin thus causing blemishes/impurities!  I also really love the smell of this, it smells fresh and like ginger which I really enjoy!  Also, I included this picture separately because I am unfortunately out of this mask.  Sigh.

LOOKING TO TRY

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I hope you all enjoyed talking a look at my current skincare essentials, definitely let me know some of your favorites!!  Also, I have so many exciting posts and collaborations coming up soon, so stay in touch because I cannot even wait to share everything with you all!!  During my detox I was able to develop a lot of great content for all of you, so I really hope you love it!  I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and it’s filled with lots of love and good vibes!  Maybe even treat yo’self to some new skincare!

xo, Tessa

Today’s Inspiration

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