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One of the biggest things you guys asked for this year was more beauty! Thanks to the reader survey, I had tons of requests for me to share the products I use. But I’ll be honest, I wasn’t giving my skin the TLC it needs. And it was showing. So I’m on the hunt for the best skincare products, both budget friendly and splurge-worthy.
I am super excited to start this new monthly segment! And to keep things honest, brands will not be able to pay to be featured! Every single product I share in these “skincare favorites” posts will be ones that I have personally tried, for at least the month.
Current Skincare Favorites (and a few deals):
There are two brands that dominated my favorites this month: DERMA E and Dr. Brandt. If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you know that DERMA E is not a new brand for me. In fact, I started sharing about them back in 2015. For more information on why I love DERMA E, head over HERE. In short, DERMA E is natural, GMO free, gluten free, vegan, and cruelty free. And they also give back! It sure doesn’t hurt that DERMA E’s skincare is affordable as well. Check out all my DERMA E reviews.
Special bonus: DERMA E is running a 48 hour flash sale right now! Just head to the DERMA E Website and use code “FEB20” to save 20% off SITEWIDE!
Dr. Brandt is definitely out of my norm, but I’m glad I tried it out. From now until MARCH 1, 2018, they’re doing a special 50% off promo! [Just use code INFLUENSTER50 to take 50% off your order at Dr. Brandt] Because they are more of a splurge brand, now is a great time to try some of the products I’ve been hearing rave reviews about.This month, three of their products have blown me away, and have been all over my Instagram stories.
My favorite face wash:
Okay, so I’m actually doing something a little crazy and using two different face washes. One is hydrating and one is purifying.
DERMA E Hydrating Cleanser
DERMA E’s Hydrating Cleanser is fantastic if your skin is like mine this time of year. Winter zaps all the moisture from my skin, and this hydrating cleanser is amazing to combat that. I use this deeply moisturizing face wash in the morning after I’ve woken up. By using this in the morning, I feel like it helps to prep my skin for the day ahead. DERMA E’s hydrating cleanser is infused with “Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomile, Lemon Grass and Papaya plus antioxidant Vitamins A and E” so while it cleanses it also is helping to improve the look and feel of your skin.
DERMA E Purifying Gel Cleanser
This is my evening face wash powerhouse. There are so many reasons why this purifying gel cleanser is amazing. It has done WONDERS for my acne-prone skin! Especially now that I’m working out most days, I was having some major issues with blackheads and acne popping up. After a week of using this at night – poof, blackheads and acne are on their way out, and basically non-existent. I’ve tried a few different brands, but the DERMA E purifying gel cleanser doesn’t have that weird charcoal smell that other charcoal cleansers typically have. The gel consistency is also really cool! Literally. It almost has a cooling effect as I wash!
It contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters, and is fragrance free, sulfate free, and pH balanced. DERMA E’s purifying gel cleanser is ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, but also safe enough for reactive / sensitive skin!
My favorite serum:
DERMA E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum
As soon as I pat my face dry from washing, I apply the DERMA E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum to my face and neck. I use it in both the morning and evening, before my moisturizer. I have noticed a huge difference in the moisture-holding abilities of my skin since starting to use this a few weeks ago! The Vitamin C helps brighten my skin and boost collagen production. And the aloe and vitamin E help keep my skin looking its best.
My favorite moisturizers:
DERMA E Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer
Just like the concentrated serum, this vitamin C renewing moisturizer is incredible for helping to even out my skin tone. The DERMA E Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer keeps the daily pollutants and impurities from wreaking havoc on my skin. It’s lightweight, yet incredibly hydrating! I have no issues wearing makeup over the moisturizer and serum – in fact my makeup seems to last longer possibly? The probiotic and rooibos work together with the vitamin c to protect and strengthen my skin, for a firmer, brighter look.
DERMA E Hydrating Night Cream:
As I mentioned above, my skin gets really dry this time of year. Along with the hydrating cleanser, this is my new go-to to combat dry skin. From the first use, I noticed a difference in my skin. Especially on my forehead and chin! Thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid, this DERMA E Hydrating Night Cream is a moisturizing machine.
My favorite skin perfecting masks:
DERMA E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask
This under $20 mask is super awesome. First off, the DERMA E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask is not only a pore-cleaning mask, but also an exfoliant as well! Thanks to the activated charcoal, this DERMA E Mask is able to absorb and purge impurities in the skin. I have combination sensitive skin, and have had no issues. So not only is it powerful and effective, but gentle as well!
Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier
There’s a reason this mask is so highly rated. While it’s normally way more than I’d spend on a skincare item, I wanted to take advantage of the Dr. Brandt 50% off coupon. This Dr. Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier Skin Recharging Magnet Mask is SO COOL to take off. After letting it dry, you use a MAGNET to remove it! And what you’re left with is INCREDIBLY soft skin that lasts. Plus, the light lavender scent is super relaxing as well.
My favorite eye and lip care:
Both of the following are great products to take advantage of the Dr. Brandt money savings coupon code! Use code INFLUENSTER50 to save 50% off Dr. Brandt Products.
Dr. Brandt Needles No More No More Baggage
This is literally the holy grail of the products I’ve found this month. And I’m never letting go. My Dr. Brandt Needles No More No More Baggage Eye Depuffing Gel is a tired mom’s best friend. I LOVE how smoothly it goes on, and the cooling effect as it goes to work. It keeps selling out BECAUSE IT WORKS. Dr Brandt’s No More Baggage helps with puffiness, undereye bags and circles, and keeps your eye area looking refreshed!
Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3-D Lip Plump Fix
Hello top lip, finally! Okay, so my lips aren’t small or thin, but my top lip needed some help. And I’m scared of needles, so fillers are not an option. But Dr. Brandt Needles No More 3-D Lip Plump Fix came in clutch! After a week of use, theres no question that my top lip has finally decided to join the party. There are two different applications: am and pm. The am goes directly on the lips, tingles a little, and gives me an instant temporary plump while it goes to work. While the pm is applied on and around the lip area and is super nourishing. I’ve also noticed my lips are smoother!
Did you have any favorite products you’ve recently found? I’d love to learn more about them below!