Beauty products are tough to get right! It takes a long time to figure out which products work for you, and which ones don't, without breaking the bank in the process. Finding the right beauty products is one of the most difficult and stressful shopping experiences. Initially they may work, but in the long run your skin can get too dry or oily when using them. Luckily for you, I went out and tested 20+ various beauty products over the last six months, switching from one to another on a weekly basis to find the best products!
I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty lazy when it comes to beauty products, and all I want is a few great products to use daily without the hassle of a 2 hour beauty routine every night. Nobody has time for that. Each of the products featured below come with 2 different uses that I found through trial and repeat testing. There was some tough competition, but many products were overpriced and ineffective. Check out my top multi-tasking beauty picks below!
Colleen Rothschild Sheer Renewal Cream - Primer + Moisturizer
I've used many primers in the past, but so many of them turn out to be sticky or feel too heavy on my face and don't really help that much. I started using this cream as a nightly moisturizer (it says you can use it both morning and night) but I quickly discovered that using it in the morning as a cream and moisturizer worked better than anything else I tried. It's oil-free and feels like you're wearing nothing at all while protecting your skin and boasting "trans-epidermal water loss". Basically, it protects your skin while retaining moisture without the oily residue. I use it every morning, and my skin stays smooth and hydrated throughout 12-hour workdays, even in harsh Texas weather.
Radiant Cleansing Balm - Makeup remover + Moisturizer
This was definitely my favorite find! Have you noticed that whatever you do, your makeup remover leaves your skin feeling too dry or slightly irritated? I've tried everything from foam-up makeup removers to moist towelettes, and it's tough to find one that gets all of your makeup off easily and quickly while leaving your skin feeling fresh. It comes with a small towel so that once you put the balm on your face, you can do a mini-facial with the hot, wet towel to get it off! I've skipped a nightly moisturizer since I've started using this, the Loofah Seed and Moringa Oil naturally smooth and keep skin feeling nourished. I haven't had any breakouts or skin irritation since I started using this product, and I highly suggest purchasing it. Protip: I contacted Colleen and you can get 20% off your entire order using the code EKAT20 at checkout! Valid May 14-22.
Argan Oil - Hair mask + Style extender
Argan oil is by far the best thing you will ever do to your hair. Forget coconut oil, which weighs down hair and leaves a greasy residue. Argan oil is completely weightless, and absorbs quickly without leaving any residue at all! Used as a hair mask, it left my hair fuller and shinier while mending split ends, and a small drop goes a long way on any hair texture. I love curling my hair, but it usually takes so long that I try to get as many days out of it as I can while still looking fabulous. The second day after curling your hair and styling, take a small drop of this and only apply it to the ends before brushing the hair out. It miraculously absorbs any styling products without weighing your hair down, letting you get more out of curled or straightened hair! Great for all hair types and MUCH better than coconut oil. Just throw that stuff out and get this. Did I mention it's under 10 dollars and lasts over 6 months?
Face Oil No. 9 - Prevents wrinkles + Smoothes skin
One of the most important beauty regimens to begin in your 20's is focuses on prevention and nourishment. It doesn't seem like something to consider, but using this a few times a week before going to bed is a noticeable difference on skin texture and smoothness against weather and sun. I love to tan outside, and harsh weather in Dallas isn't too hospitable to keeping skin moisturized and wrinkle-free. Even everyday effects of the sun, wind, and stress start to show at some point, but I noticed that when using this oil, my skin feels softer and smoother than with regular moisturizers. Another big plus is that this won't break the bank like some other oils which last half as long and cost twice as much. I don't take vitamins, so the mix of precious oils and vitamins in this balances my skin and protects against imperfections.
Once again: I contacted Colleen and you can get 20% off your entire order using the code EKAT20 at checkout! Valid May 14-22.
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