I’ll never forget the time I asked someone in skincare what the secret was for aging well/anti-aging, and her reply astounded me because it was so simple.
All she said was “you have to keep your skin moisturized.”
What? That’s it?!?! Well, that’s not totally it because we need to drink water, and eat our fruits and veggies, etc. But, I love that philosophy: just keep it moisturized, baby.
So, that being said, I’ve experimented a lot with keeping my skin moisturized. While I definitely switch up my routine from time to time, several of the products below are products I have purchased and repurchased for literally years because when I deviate from them, I’m disappointed.
Here is a fun video of my routine accompanied by a product list below. Also, if you can turn up the volume, the French Café music is oh-so-joy-inducing.
One thing to note, the Murad moisturizer is not considered clean. I received it in a beauty box and I think it performs beautifully, however, if you are looking for a clean SPF alternative, get the Josie Maran tinted moisturizer with SPF above. It’s amazing. I have been using it for like 7 years. Literally. It’s my go-to. I wear it on it’s own if I’m feeling like I want a light makeup day (which is today as I’m writing this), and I wear it under my other makeup if I want extra SPF protection (because you know they say nothing looks as good in your 60’s as sunscreen in your 20’s). It has this really soft, dewy finish that I love. I tried Ilia’s light coverage SPF serum and it was chalky and not nearly as nice and wearable as Josie’s formula. There is only one shade, as it’s supposed to melt into any complexion, but I cannot attest to its efficacy on darker skin tones. All I can say is, I keep buying it. Over and over and over. (I wish I had shares in Josie Maran Cosmetics… at least then I’d get a little return on my investment. LOL).
As mentioned above, the products I come back to over and over again are:
- Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil
- Josie Maran Argan Oil Light
- Josie Maran Tinted Moisturizer SPF 47
- Kopari Coconut Rose Toner
Anyway, as always, let me know if you have questions. We are all friends here so no question is too small, too big, or too stupid.
Also, feel zero pressure to buy more products. If you have something similar, use it up and then try one of the above. Or, if you have something you absolutely love and feel like we need to know about it, SHARE IT BELOW! I want to know and I want to hear your voice (or at least read your recs).
Light, Love, & Peace,