Please keep in mind that this list contains no budget restriction. In other words, I was not mindful of whether or not the products are affordable when creating it. My only concern was putting together a list of products which I know deliver results.
A stipulation I gave myself while creating this list of products was as follows: I may only add products which fall into the category of “If someone were to send me a gift basket containing this exact combination of products, I would most certainly be in Heaven”. How many times have you seen lists of this nature in magazines and on Pinterest? A million or more. I realize this. However, I cannot stress how selective and thorough I am with my recommendations.
As always, my list is 100% honest. I purchased each of them with my own money, and use them regularly. I have no interest in discussing something because it is trendy or currently being marketed. Remember: I am the tenacious seeker of products that work!
I want you to spend your money wisely and, most of all, I want you to gain results from every item you buy. This is one of the most important reasons this site even exists. I want to save you time, money, and headache, and it is imperative to me that I not only gain but maintain your trust. So, trust me!
Acure Organics Facial Cleanser Cleansing Gel
This is the facial cleanser I personally use on my skin every day of my life. I have tried countless cleansers purchased from the drugstore, vitamin stores, Whole Foods, well-known cosmetic companies, network marketing companies and fancy spas. This is the cleanser I always return to because it is gentle on my skin, has a subtle scent of grapefruit, only a small amount of product is needed to cover the entire face and it removes every trace of my makeup with ease. It cleanses my skin thoroughly, but without leaving it feeling stripped of its natural moisture barrier.
The ingredient list makes me smile, for it contains nothing toxic and I am able to actually understand each ingredient listed.
Keep in mind, however, my skin is oily and slightly acne prone. If your skin is on the drier side, I suggest you not purchase this cleanser and instead stay tuned for an upcoming article I am in the process of creating, which will focus on specific skin needs with coordinating product recommendations. Purchase or read more about it here.
The Holiest of Holy Products for Your Face
Arcona The Solution
I recently expressed my love and appreciation for this product in my article Got Acne? Read Me! (Edition I). I hate to sound redundant, however I cannot exclude this product from this list! I consider it to be one of the most transforming and consistently effective products I have purchased to date. It is also 100% natural and I am able to understand every ingredient on its list, therefore I feel good about using it. Try it before bed tonight, and awaken with different skin tomorrow. Caution: You may develop a crush on your own face.
Purchase or read more about it here.
MUAC Radiance Peel
If your desire is to make some serious improvements to your skin, I suggest you purchase this product and begin using it every one to two weeks, depending upon your skin type. It decongests, resurfaces and retexturizes the skin. However, I must warn you: This is not to be used for up to three days before an event, date, special occasion, photo shoot, etc. The majority of individuals will experience some level of redness, peeling and flaking after each use. Oftentimes the side effects occur 24 to 48 hours after the peel is used.
Mychelle Incredible Pumpkin Peel
This is my favorite product to use when I need my skin to look better the very same day, but without any irritation. This is an ideal and gentler alternative to an acid peel. Acid peels often cause irritation and flaking, as well as other unattractive side effects initially. In fact, if you desire to make serious improvements to your skin, an ideal regimen would be to alternate this peel with an acid peel every other week.
This peel gently decongests and dramatically smooths the texture of the skin. Results can be seen and felt after only one use. I typically experience mild redness for approximately five minutes after rinsing the product from my face.
If you are a fan of beauty products containing the amazing benefits of pumpkin (which you should be, for the enzyme action alone), also refer to this article.
Pores No More Pore Refiner
If you have issues with enlarged pores on uneven skin texture, one use of this product will have you committed for life. This product is not marketed as a traditional foundation primer, but works fantastically as such. I have only slightly dilated pores near my nose, however I use this product because it makes my oily skin look flawless and primes it perfectly for foundation.
Without a primer, my face is a greasy mess after a few hours regardless of what foundation I am wearing. I simply have oily skin. However, when I use Pores No More as a primer, my foundation appears flawless for hours on end with only a slight need for blotting. It does not, however, cause my skin to appear less plump, smooth and hydrated.
Lastly, it is important to have realistic expectations. If you have significantly large pores, this product will not cause them disappear altogether. Nothing will do that; I assure you. It is no eraser, nor is it a magic wand. However, it will make your skin’s appearance substantially better. I have experimented with countless primers, skin smoothers and pore refiners. In my experience, nothing compares to this.
The Holiest of Holy for Your Body
Gratiae Exfoliating Body Scrub
This is not the first time I have expressed my adoration and devotion to this product, for I provide a detailed review in my summer skin article.
The next time you are shopping in the mall and one of those annoyingly aggressive salesmen is shouting compliments in your direction and begging of you to give him your hand, you must not roll your eyes and continue walking. Before you make a bypass, you need to first check to see if he is selling this product. It is truly that imperative, regardless of how rushed you may feel. Remember when I asked you to trust me?
I take this product very seriously, for it continues to blow my mind with every use. I have never used a body scrub or exfoliator of any kind which provides such unbelievably smooth, soft and hydrated skin. Use it, and be prepared to pet your legs and arms for the remainder of the evening. You may not be able to pull your hands away from your own skin and, therefore, your cat or dog may suffer as a result. They may even become resentful and jealous of this jar of amazingness.
Actually, you know what? I ask that you not take my word for it. Be cynical, I beg of you. Just buy it, and I’ll be anxiously awaiting your screams and emails. You’re welcome.
Do not participate in a photo shoot without first slathering this product all over your body. Truly, I have participated in photo shoots without using this product, however my skin never looks nearly as flawless without it. This product is the holy grail of all body lotions, and I have never used anything which remotely compares to it. It is truly in a league of its own. I have heard it described as “liquid latex”, and I could not agree more.
It is available in the following shades:
This light-reflecting lotion disguises discoloration, uneven texture and tone, bumps, stretch marks, veins, cellulite as well as other skin problems. I often mix this lotion with a facial moisturizer to give my skin a boost of illumination, particularly on days I opt to go without makeup.
Best of all? It contains 100% natural and mostly organic ingredients.
Prtty Peaushun is:
Warning: Don’t wear and sweat! This product is not water-resistant. It will not stain your clothes, however. Purchase here.
Here is an informative and cute video about Prtty Peaushun: