Favorite Skin Care Products of 2018

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While my beauty regime is very much on the simple side of things, there are a handful of products that I discovered in 2018 that I wanted to share with you all. So let’s jump right into it, shall we!?

When Adam and I flew to Palm Springs to celebrate my birthday in October, I had myself a mini-meltdown when we were halfway to the airport and I realized I left all of my face care at home in the bathroom.
The morning after we arrived, we headed over to a Kiehl’s shoppe we spotted the night before while having dinner and I purchased the below products and the rest is history. Hands down, these 3 products are must-haves in my skin care routine — they keep my skin happy, hydrated and protected from the sun.

I am obsessed with keeping my lips hydrated. I splurged on this Lip Treatment from Fresh and now I am totally hooked. It is $26 and worth every penny – it lasted me nearly 3 months and believe me when I say I used it a lot! My lips stayed so moisturized, soft and I swear its claims to make your lips fuller are true! This product will not disappoint!

Earlier in the year, I was sent a handful of products to try from Indie Lee. It didn’t take long for me {and my skin} to start loving this line of clean skin care, made from all natural ingredients such as Aloe, Rose, Chamomile, Coconut & Avocado Oils + so many more skin loving ingredients.
Sharing the products I have rotated thru over the last year below. The Blemish Stick is a miracle worker – the second I see anything pop up on my face, I dab my blemish stick over the area a few times and voilà, blemish disappears.

After months of being on the fence, I gave into the hype of the jade roller and I’m so glad I did! I roll my face & neck several times a week with my Jade Roller, mainly in the mornings. I love to pop my roller in the freezer for a few minutes and then roll my face with it after applying my moisturizer – the cold + the rolling makes me feel like I am officially awake and ready for my day! {lol}

I recently had a facial with my girlfriend Leah at Woo Skin Care and she turned me onto this ‘Vital Essence Serum’ from ChantecailleThis serum is pricy but it is AMAZING and worth the $$$! It makes my skin super duper hydrated and so soft. I can totally see & feel a difference in my dry skin since I’ve been using it. Leah also turned me onto this C + E Serum from SkinCeuticalsfor brightening and keeping my skin/complextion even. My olive skin tone is prone to hyperpigmentation, luckily, I’m not seeing signs of sun/dark spots at the moment and hoping this serum keeps those spots from showing their face {on my face!} lol
PS. If you live in Charlotte, you need to go see Leah Fowler for a facial – she’s the best!

FRÉ SKIN CARE is my “Sweaty Skin Care”. The brand reached out to me earlier in the year to try out their line of vegan skin care products and I’ve been hooked ever since! FRÉ is especially formulated for women who sweat. I keep my FRÉ Skin Care in my yoga bag and pull it out right after class to cleanse my face. My skin is prone to redness, especially after practicing yoga in a 100° yoga studio, FRÉ helps combat the redness and keep my skin calm & clear for that après sweat glow. Once a week, I use the Detox Me Clearing Mask – its the perfect mix of a gentle scrub + mask all in one! Use my code: LAURENSCH to receive 15% off at checkout.

Exuviance is another skin care brand I discovered thru a collaboration in 2018. I was lucky enough to try out several products in their skin care line and these 2 were standouts for me. 1) Exuviance Probiotic Anti-Pollution Essence. 2) Exuviance Detox Mud Treatment. The anti-pollution essence targets our skins microbiome and protect it from the harmful toxins and pollutants in our air and water. The Detox Mud Treatment helps minimize the appearance of pores and makes my skin & complexion super clear and smooth.

1. MARIO BADESCU ROSEWATER FACIAL SPRAY
Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater
2. DERMALOGICA® DAILY SUPERFOLIANT
Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant
3. CHANTECAILLE VITAL ESSENCE SERUM
Chantecaille Vital Essence Serum
4. KIEHL'S ULTRA FACIAL CREAM
Kiehl's Ultra Face Cream
5. KIEHL'S CALENDULA & ALOE HYDRATION MASQUE
Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Masque
6. BVLGARI - POUR FEMME
BVLGARI - Pour Femme
7. HERBIVORE JADE FACE ROLLER
Herbivore Jade Roller
8. INDIE LEE BANISH STICK
Indie Lee Banish Stick
9. FRÉ DETOX ME
FRÉ Detox Me. Post-Sweat Clearing Mask
10. FRÉ REVIVE ME SERUM
FRÉ Revive Me Deep Replenishing Serum
11. EXUVIANCE PROBIOTIC ANTI-POLLUTION ESSENCE
Probiotic Lysate Anti-Pollution Essence
12. SKINCEUTICALS C E FERULIC
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
13. WELEDA CITRUS DEO
Weleda Citrus Deodorant
14. FRESH LIP TREATMENT
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

Any products you discovered and love from 2018!?

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