I’ve never cared too much about skincare because I’ve always had pretty good skin. I would use whatever cleanser or moisturizer I found. Why would anyone ever use toner, serum, or eye cream? I have seen the errors in my way and I finally found products that actually help my skin look and feel better. When I went on vacation last month I was having a bunch of breakouts and decided to get my first facial ever. This is when I learned that I actually have dry skin. My routine until then was for normal skin and that contributed to my breakouts. She suggested that I start using a serum; this tip has transformed my skin. I have fewer breakouts and my skin is smoother and softer. Once I found a good serum I was set on finding a cleanser that worked for me and I succeeded.
Step One: Cleanser
Osea Ocean Cleanser
I got a sample of Osea’s Ocean Cleanser in a beauty box. The product description mentioned that it could remove makeup. At this point I was using an oil makeup remover that was breaking me out so I decided to give the Ocean Cleanser a try. It feels so gentle on the skin and actually does remove makeup. I started using it as my main cleanser on top of using it as my regular makeup remover. I never though I’d say this but I’ve fallen in love with this cleanser. It has a clean ocean scent that just adds an extra feeling of freshness after washing your face. The reason I love this cleanser so much is because it is so gentle and adds moisture to my face. This cleanser is pretty pricy at $44, but it does a good job and can last a decent amount of time; I think that it is worth every penny.
Step Two: Toner
Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner Water
You’ll notice that I have a lot of Lush products on this list and that’s because I love the brand. They are 100% vegetarian and cruelty free and they list on the packaging what products are vegan. A while ago I went into Lush and one of the sale associates suggested that I start using a toner to prepare my skin for moisturizer. I bought the Breath of Fresh Air toner water because it works best with normal to dry skin. A large bottle of this toner costs $22.95 which seems pricy, but it lasts months. My boyfriend and I share this product. We use it every morning and night and the bottle lasted us about four months.
Step Three: Serum
John Masters Organic Vitamin C anti-aging face serum
Okay there is a bit of a story behind John Masters Organic Vitamin C anti-aging face serum, and this product seriously has a long name. A few months ago on vacation I got a facial, and the aesthetician told me that I was breaking out because I had dry skin. That’s when I realized I’d done a lot of bad things to my face. I bought this serum on her recommendation and it is glorious. I was definitely taken back by it being an anti aging product because I’m in my midtwenties. Although it seems this is the age people begin age prevention treatment. This serum is $30, which seems very reasonable priced for a serum. John Masters Organics is not strictly a vegan brand, but they are %100 cruelty free, and the majority of their products are vegan. I love it when brands make it easy for you to see what is vegan and what isn’t.
Step Four: Eye Cream
Osea eyes & lips
This is my most recent addition to my skincare routine. I loved the Osea cleansers so much that when I bought another bottle I decided to try an eyecream from their product line. I bought Osea eyes and lips and I’m really enjoying it. It has smoothed my undereye and made my makeup look much better. I wanted something light enough that I could use it day and night and this fits that bill perfectly. Even after only using it for a week I see a noticeable difference in my eye area. I can’t wait to see how much better it looks after continued use. This product is a bit pricy at $60, but I can see this lasting months because I only use half a pump per eye.
Step Five: Moisturizer
Lush Celestial Facial Moisturizer
If you notice on the tub of Lush Celestial Facial Moisturizer it says that it is “crafted for sensitive skin”; that is exactly what I’m looking for. My skin is very sensitive and most annoyingly breaks out whenever it’s slightly irritated. This moisturizer works great on my skin. I’ve been using it for over a year and I’m not changing it anytime soon. It is light enough that I can use it day and night, which is wonderful because I don’t have to have multiple moisturizers. I wasn’t aware until recently that it wasn’t providing me enough moisture on it’s own, but now that I’m using a serum as well it is just the right about of moisture. A tub of this beaut costs $25.95 and lasts around four months when using it morning and evening.
Hope you enjoyed my tips for beautiful vegan skin!