I rarely talk about beauty on my blog because I think others do it so much better than I ever could, but these face care essentials are worth a mention: Origins Checks and Balances face wash and the brand’s Clear Improvement charcoal mask.
I received a sample of the mint-scented face wash with a previous Sephora order and fell in love with it. I use it after removing makeup with a face wipe to leave my skin ultra clean and smooth before following up with lotion. I was hesitant to spend $22 on a face wash when I had been using drugstore brands for as long as I can remember, but just a tiny bit of product lathers beautifully. I bought this bottle back in the middle of May and I’ve probably used an ounce worth.
I use the charcoal mask almost every week or whenever my skin is being problematic. I’ve found that it helps ease breakouts, leaves my skin feeling smooth, and brightens my complexion. It gets a little itchy when it’s drying — at first I worried that my skin wasn’t reacting well — but it leaves my skin incredibly soft.
I’d love to hear about your favorite skincare products. I’m on the hunt for a great wrinkle-reducing eye cream. Any suggestions?