JENN’S ROOM : The Bathroom Medicine Cabinet #reallife
A hard to find luxury cleansing milk, an amazing drugstore find, a charcoal bar of soap…take a peek into my unedited bathroom medicine cabinet and see what I’m currently using to remove makeup, cleanse, plus the extra steps I’m willing to take to keep it clean.
♥ – A Cosmetic Monster Must-Have
TAKE IT OFF (MAKEUP REMOVAL)
Herbivore Botanicals Bamboo Charcoal Deep Cleanse Detoxifying Soap Bar ($12, dermstore.com) – This is one of the bars that I use on a regular basis. My favorite is Drunk Elephant Juju Bar (available here) but I change it up on occasion and the utter simplicity of this black bar made it irresistible. It cleanses well, keeps oils at bay and doesn’t leave my combination skin feeling tight.
Fig & Yarrow Facial Scrub ($22, figandyarrow.com) – With an ingredient list that sounds more like a bowl of artisan oatmeal, this slightly spongy scrub does just enough to remove dead skin, leave skin soft (and no irritation) and quell my occasional need for natural products. It’s earned its position by not only having recognizable ingredients, but performing just as well as it’s more commercial counterparts.
PUT IT TO BED (PM CLEANSING)
♥ Fresh Soy Face Cleanser ($38, fresh.com) – not shown. While I’ll use a cleansing oil fairly religiously, sometimes I just don’t have the stuff to deal with it. That’s when I use this jelly-like cleanser to remove makeup (including light eye makeup) before using my regular face cleanser. It’s my favorite beauty cheat for sure.
♥ DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Brightening Daily Cleanser ($36, dermadoctor.com) – not shown. A beefed up gel cleanser with a pleasing fresh scent and the power of Vitamin C, A and AHAs to perfect skin – but is gentle enough for the eye area. After using this almost nightly for 2 months, I swear it makes a difference in my skin’s overall appearance.
♥ Conju Princess Soap – read full review here.
♥ Fresh Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask ($62, fresh.com) – Looks, smells and feels like orange marmalade, but there is nothing frivolous about this potent mask! A quick massage and 10 minutes basking in it’s citrus deliciousness yields literally glowing skin that is moist to the touch (not greasy) and stays that way all day.
Fresh Creme Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask ($140, fresh.com) – If you’re looking for a mask that harnesses the benefits and characteristics of real honey, here it is. It has a bit more weight than any of the other masks and works best when skin is in need of moisture. I’m not sure I’d buy it again based on the price, but I do enjoy using it and appreciate the benefits.
♥ Fresh Rose Face Mask ($62, fresh.com) – One of my first Fresh purchases (and have been using it for over a decade), this refreshing gel-mask has rose petals that melt on contact, smells like roses (in a good way) and leaves skin plump and happy. Fastest pick-me-up ever.
Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask ($92, fresh.com) – This souffle-like mask (not shown) has a fluffy texture that forms a soft cocoon on the skin and acts like an instant primer once it’s rinsed off. Nice to use before a special night out.
Fresh Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask ($92, fresh.com) – I didn’t like how this felt on my face/neck during the night, but as a treatment for squishy arms? A great alternative use for this dense cream.
Fresh Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask ($62, fresh.com) – I have the tube of this creamy clay that draws out gunk from pores super fast. I don’t use this as often (I prefer the Perricone Chloro Plasma) but turn to it when skin is looking clogged or is acting oily.
♥ Fresh Sugar Face Polish ($62, fresh.com) – Smells like lemon drops and leaves skin exfoliated and drenched in oils – what’s not to love? Like the Rose Face Mask, this is one of those “must-have” products that I’ve been using for over a decade. It was the product that swayed my opinion about oils for oily skin, particularly since it leaves my face with a unprecedented glow every time.
SECRET WEAPON: Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel ($86,50, reneerouleau.com) – It costs about the same as a facial and has similar results. I SWEAR by this raspberry jam smelling peel to completely reset my skin each week. I leave it on for 10-15 minutes (5 is fine for less tolerant skin types) and use gauze pads to remove. Followed with a clay-based mask (Perricone Chloro Plasma or DERMAdoctor Kakadu C Mask) and for the rest of the week, skin is ultra smooth, zero breakouts, more ready and willing to accept skin care products. I see a marked difference when I don’t use this. Totally worth every penny.
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