I know summer isn’t quite over yet, but I wanted to take the time to share a few products that I’ve been loving this summer. I meant to focus more on fashion but I found that most of my obsessions this summer have been skincare products. This crazy heat has been killing my skin and pretty much all of these products have been a saving grace. Check them out below!
Let me just start by saying that this is literally magic. I’m absolutely horrible at washing my face at the end of the day, but this micellar lotion takes off everything. It’s perfect if you’re lazy af like I am. I discovered this French brand a few months ago and have fallen in love with their products. Living in NYC, you can find all these foreign brands and I’ve discovered a few that have absolutely changed my skin. This “lotion” is definitely great for removing makeup or for use as a toner before you layer on any serums or moisturizers. I’m not sure why it’s called a lotion because it has more of a water-like consistency than a cream.
To keep it real, I’m a super sweaty person. I swear I sweat off 90% of my makeup by two and that’s saying a lot ( considering that I wake up at noon on most days). Keeping my face fresh and clean throughout the day is a must. This mineral water is a spray that you can mist right over your makeup and it’s so refreshing. It’s definitely helped my skin stay relatively clean despite how much I sweat (TMI, oops).
If you have oil/combo skin like me, this cleanser might just save your skin. I swear I have been significantly less oily once I switched to this cleanser. It’s honestly so great for the summer time and helps control breakouts, which have recently become an issue for me. I’m such a huge fan of Ole Henriksen products and I usually alternate between this cleanser and the African black tea cleanser.
This toner is so much more than a summer favorite; it’s a lifetime/eternal/forever favorite. I’m a big fan of foreign skincare brands and Pixi has not let me down. I have gone through so many bottles of this toner. It helps keep my skin super clean and it evens skin tone. I have such a weird skin tone for a mixed person and it’s helped even out everything and combat redness. It literally gives you that Beyoncé glow and just brightens up your entire face. Just throw some on a cotton pad and apply to your face before you moisturize and you’re all set.
So this technically isn’t a skincare product but it goes on your skin so I’m counting it anyway. I’ve recently been wearing more eyeshadow and I have fallen in LOVE with this palette. I feel like anyone who is into make-up has talked about this palette. The colors are perfect for summer and super pigmented and last all day. If you’ve been into the pinkish/natural trend this summer like I have, this palette is the one for you.
I feel like everyone has been super into serums this year and I am definitely hopping on the bandwagon. At first I was super skeptical, like isn’t toner and moisturizer enough? If I’m being honest, I really hated this product at first, but after sticking with it, it has done so much to hydrate my skin without making it super oily. It feels kind of sticky going on, which some people hate, but I like the feeling. It’s a great add to your skincare routine if you’re looking for that extra bit of moisture in problem areas.
What skincare products do you swear by? Let me know in the comments!