Favorite Things Friday – 6 Items I Use Every Day

Favorite Things Friday - 6 Items I Use Every Day

My daily skincare and makeup routine is pretty simple.  I have a few favorite skincare and makeup products, and I rely on these 6 things to keep my skin hydrated and even looking.  Often I’ll add a little blush or shimmer, but most of the time this is it. These are not affiliate links (they ought to be, but they aren’t).

Favorite Skincare

Vivier skin c and e serum

I start with a few drops of Vivierskin C+E Antioxidant Serum which has made a huge difference in my skin texture and the appearance of fine lines.

From Vivier Pharma’s site: VivierSkin is quite simply the world’s #1 topical Vitamin C line. VivierSkin is the only pharmaceutical grade skin care brand that combines the powerful benefits of the world’s #1 patented Vitamin C serums (L-Ascorbic Acid USP) with pharmaceutical grade cleansers, toners, eye therapy products, moisturizers, advanced sun protection products, body care and complete skin care systems. The result: a flawless canvas, known as Vivierskin. Recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and skin care specialists, VivierSkin products are ideal for many skin types and conditions from dry, sensitive skin to hyperpigmentation and anti-aging.

beautycounter hydrating oil and tint skin

I use the Beautycounter Hydrating Oil am and pm and I absolutely love it.

The Hydrating Face Oil contains jasmine oil, an ingredient that adds a subtly sweet floral scent and helps boost hydration, making this formula a great option for anyone with dry or mature skin.  The ingredients list: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Oil.
*Organic

jane iredale smooth affair facial primer and brightener

Favorite Makeup

My skin absorbs the oil quickly and I’m able to follow it with the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer and the Beautycounter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation without waiting too long.  Usually it is absorbed in the time it takes to brush my teeth.  Tint Skin is a lightweight, creamy foundation that cares for your skin. The formula goes on seamlessly and blends effortlessly to cover imperfections and even skin tone. And hyaluronic acid, a natural moisture magnet, promotes smoother-looking skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Amaterasu Beauty Silk Mascara and Brow Ink

My brows and lashes are clear so they don’t show up without some help.  I started using the Amaterasu Beauty (formerly Geisha Ink) Silk Mascara and Liquid Brow Liner after seeing their display and chatting with them at the SS17 Show at Vancouver Kids Fashion Week.  I love supporting a Vancouver company, especially when the product is top notch!

I spent years living in the tropics and I’ll admit that I haven’t always protected my skin so you can be sure that my skincare routine is perfect for someone who has had too much sun exposure over the years.

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