Our skincare routines are constantly evolving as our skin changes, as new products are released, and as we learn more about good and bad skincare ingredients. The latter is well worth learning about, as certain ingredients will work best with your skin and your other skincare staples.
Finding the right skincare products for your skin type and being aware of how your skin reacts to hormonal changes and seasonal changes is the best way to achieve clear, soft, youthful-looking skin all year round. Find a great guide Here if you’re starting out on building a skincare routine.
Developing a skincare routine often takes time, but this list of the top 11 skincare products for your routine will allow you to skip that trial and error. So, let’s dive into some of the world’s favorite products for clear, supple, and hydrated skin.
Top 11 Skincare Products You NEED in Your Daily Routine
1. Mario Badescu Seaweed Cleansing Soap
Before you start your skincare routine or applying makeup, your skin needs to be clean and clear of the nights’ oils, so start your day with a cleanser. This Seaweed Cleansing Soap by Mario Badescu is perfect for combination skin. This soap includes a gentle exfoliator to help remove dead skin cells and clear pores, ready for your other products, and helps reduce acne.
2. Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser
For a trifecta of alpha and beta hydroxy acids (also known as AHAs and BHAs) with salicylic, lactic, and glycolic acids that help to regenerate skin cells and gently exfoliate the skin, check out Murad’s Exfoliating Cleanser. With Jojoba Beads that are biodegradable, this wonder product is specially designed to benefit oily and congested skin, and it doubles as a glycolic face peel, too.
3. Bioderma Atoderm Shower Oil
For something that can be used by the whole family, Bioderma’s Atoderm Shower Oil is super nourishing. This shower oil is extremely versatile; it’s suitable for extremely dry and sensitive skin and can be used all over the body. It was the winner of the 2019 Canadian Beauty Awards and is definitely one for your shelf if you have dry skin. It’s also non-greasy, hypoallergenic, and totally free of parabens, soaps, and preservatives.
4. Suki Concentrated Nourishing Toner
Following your cleanser, it’s time for a toner. Skin toner is designed to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, and helps rebalance your skin’s natural pH. Toner isn’t necessary every day but is particularly useful for those with oily skin and frequent breakouts, and during hormonal changes.
Suki Concentrated Nourishing Toner is gentle and perfect for sensitive skin types. It contains shiitake mushroom extract, which promotes collagen production in skin cells and helps skin look fuller and younger. It also has impressive inflammatory properties that leave the skin feeling soft and supple with minimal redness.
The rose oil concentrate has antibacterial properties, which helps fight acne and infection, and increases blood circulation. And, if all that wasn’t enough, it’s super safe! This toner is Certified Cruelty-Free by PETA, safe for pregnant women and babies, and free from carcinogens and synthetic allergens.
5. Kiehl Ultra Face Cream
Next up is the all-important moisturizer. If you’re having a lazy day and aren’t planning to do much more than shower, simply wash your face with something like the shower oil above and apply moisturizer – that will keep your skin in great condition until you’re ready to give it some extra care.
Kiehl’s Ultra Face Cream is the perfect choice for all skin types. It’s a light daily moisturizer that is perfect for use alone or under makeup to prevent early aging and sunspots. According to Kiehl’s, 6 of these are sold globally every minute, so you’ll be joining millions of happy customers.
6. Lush Celestial
Another one-size-fits-all moisturizer, Celestial from Lush, is one of the company’s best-sellers. This can be used morning and night for richly moisturized skin and contains just 11 ingredients, inducing hydrating almond oil and purifying fresh dove orchid extract. Perfect for all but the oiliest of skin types, using this product is a pleasure every day, and you’ll be intoxicated by its smell!
7. Mario Badescu Facial Spray for Dry Skin
Once you’ve moisturized, it’s time to lock in that moisture with Mario Badescu’s Facial Spray. This product is made with a deliciously scented blend of fragrant herbal extracts and rosewater, and is designed to revive a dull complexion and can be used to set makeup. This facial spray is an Amazon best-seller and is best suited to dry skin.
8. Mario Badescu Facial Spray for Oily Skin
If you were disappointed that you couldn’t use the last product, don’t worry, they do a version specifically formulated for oily skin. This Facial Spray is made with aloe sage and orange blossom to boost dull skin and give a dewy, supple finish. This spray can be used on its own or before applying makeup.
9. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
When it comes to removing makeup, you have to be careful about what ingredients your makeup remover contains. It’s important to find a natural makeup remover that won’t strip your skin every day or leave it feeling tight and dry.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water does just that. The micellar water is kind to sensitive skin and doesn’t strip it of essential natural oils, while easily removing 99% of makeup, captures fine particles, and removes heavy metals that are on our skin due to pollution.
If you’re looking for something more hydrating than soothing, their Hydrabio H2O Micellar Water may be the better choice for you.
10. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
If you’re prone to acne or breakouts, you may have to look into a couple of products that you might not necessarily need to use in your daily skincare routine, but instead, use when needed. Yet another super popular product from Mario Badescu, this Drying Lotion is the perfect addition to any skincare collection to combat anything from a single pimple to a large breakout.
Containing calamine and salicylic acid, you simply dip a cotton swab into the liquid and lightly dab it onto the offending area before you go to bed. This solution will dry out the pimple and should be washed off in the morning. You can use it during the day, too, if you’re going to keep a bare face.
11. Patchology Moodpatch Aromatherapy Eye Gel
To top off your basic and problem-solving skincare routine, it’s a good idea to do some intensive treatments at least twice a month (twice a week is ideal) to keep your skin glowing and hydrated. If you deal with tired eyes or dark circles (like most of us!), then these Patchology Moodpatch Eye Gel patches are a great choice, especially if you’re not up for a full face mask.
These eye patches are so relaxing, not to mention they contain ingredients that hydrate and act as anti-inflammatories, which help soothe and de-puff your under-eyes. Wear them at night as you unwind before bed, or put them on first thing in the morning to help puffy eyes before you start your skincare and beauty routine.
These 11 products are ideal for anyone’s skincare collection, especially if you have normal or combination skin. If you have dry, sensitive, or oily skin, pick and choose the products that best suit your skin type and introduce each new product slowly. Remember that any skin can be sensitive if it’s chemistry is played with too much at once!
We hope that we helped you in finding the perfect skincare products for your daily routine. If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to Contact Us and we will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,