Favorite Amazon Skincare Finds

my favorite Toner

This toner is simple and great.

The brand, Thayer’s, has been around forever. It’s trusted and proven to work.

For me, I was hesitant to spend money on toner, even if though it’s not usually very expensive, because I feel like that’s the first thing I am willing to skip in my skincare routine. Same for most people.

But I did use it quite a bit, and I also used it to make a natural homemade DIY air freshener. I mixed it with essential oils and some water. I got the recipe from Oh So Graceful’s Instagram. And I love a product that can do multiple things (hey, coconut oil and apple cider vinegar!).

Final thoughts: everyone should have a bottle of this around the house. It’s like $10 and is great at cleaning your skin without drying it out.

a Headband i didn’t know i needed

These are so cute. It is helpful to keeping shit out of your hair (especially when you’re applying a really wet, runny mask) but also, I love the ritual of putting it on before my skincare routine. It makes me feel like the process feel more quant and intentional.

They’re like $7 for 3 headbands, so it’s a low investment. And you can have spares around for when friends are over and you want to do spa nights and give them a luxurious experience.

Pimple Patches to the rescue

Before I ordered these, they seemed a little too good to be true, or maybe I just don’t understand the science of how they work. But based on the reviews, I felt like it was worth a try and the price was low enough to take a loss if they don’t work all that well.

Result: they really work!

Basically you put these little stickers directly on a pimple, and it sucks the puss or gunk or whatever out.

They are very sticky. I’ve worn mine from 12-24 hours at a time. A couple times, I forgot I was wearing one and went swimming or took a shower, and it stayed on well after.

They’re not totally invisible, and I can’t speak to a different skin tone or color other than mine, but I feel like they blend in fine. I wore one to work once, on my forehead, and I don’t think anyone noticed.

My only complaint: they are so sticky that they are a bit hard to peel off. 90% of the time I pull it off, the edge will fold a teeny tiny bit on to itself, which is still usable, but because it’s not completely lying flat on your face, it stands out a bit more.

They are very sticky. I’ve worn mine from 12-24 hours at a time. A couple times, I forgot I was wearing one and went swimming or took a shower, and it stayed on well after.

They’re not totally invisible, and I can’t speak to a different skin tone or color other than mine, but I feel like they blend in fine. I wore one to work once, on my forehead, and I don’t think anyone noticed.

My only complaint: they are so sticky that they are a bit hard to peel off. 90% of the time I pull it off, the edge will fold a teeny tiny bit on to itself, which is still usable, but because it’s not completely lying flat on your face, it stands out a bit more.

They are very sticky. I’ve worn mine from 12-24 hours at a time. A couple times, I forgot I was wearing one and went swimming or took a shower, and it stayed on well after.

They’re not totally invisible, and I can’t speak to a different skin tone or color other than mine, but I feel like they blend in fine. I wore one to work once, on my forehead, and I don’t think anyone noticed.

My only complaint: they are so sticky that they are a bit hard to peel off. 90% of the time I pull it off, the edge will fold a teeny tiny bit on to itself, which is still usable, but because it’s not completely lying flat on your face, it stands out a bit more.

They are very sticky. I’ve worn mine from 12-24 hours at a time. A couple times, I forgot I was wearing one and went swimming or took a shower, and it stayed on well after.

They’re not totally invisible, and I can’t speak to a different skin tone or color other than mine, but I feel like they blend in fine. I wore one to work once, on my forehead, and I don’t think anyone noticed.

My only complaint: they are so sticky that they are a bit hard to peel off. 90% of the time I pull it off, the edge will fold a teeny tiny bit on to itself, which is still usable, but because it’s not completely lying flat on your face, it stands out a bit more.

 

the Face Mask Brush

These came up on my suggested items from Amazon. At first glance, I thought these were the most extra things ever. Like wtf do we need these?

But they were $3 for a set of 2 and I thought ‘what the hell?’.

Thoughts: these are helpful in applying a mask without getting your hands messy at all.

Which I get it, is kind of the most champagne problem for an already champagne thing - skincare. I don’t think everyone NEEDS these but I think they are a few bucks and kind of fun to use.

Kind of like the headbands, they add to the ritual. They make me feel like an artist, painting on a canvas LOL! Half joking.

And I’m pretty sure I will find another use for them too.

my savior: the Derma Roller

I got one of these a year or two ago, to help with scarring on my face from cystic acne. I read a bunch of reviews, specifically researching for information on help with scarring, and there was enough proof that made me want to get it.

Few things you might be wondering:

  • It doesn’t hurt. Most derma rollers that you can be purchased over the counter are .25mm. My first two were this size and they do not hurt at all.

  • You do get some redness after. But it goes away in 10-20 minutes.

  • I use mine after I apply serum and before moisturizer. But I think you can do it after moisturizer too.

I have definitely seen in an improvement in my scarring and probably lines too. I use it 2-3 times a week. Most articles I’ve read, recommend once a week. But I’m a rebel. Also, I wanted to see more of a difference and found a 1.0mm derma roller, which does kind of hurt. It’s not so painful that I shriek when I use it but it doesn’t feel great to use it like the .25mm one does. I really can only do a one or two strokes in an area with the bigger needle. I wouldn’t recommend the 1.0mm to 99% of people, but if you are really struggling with scarring, maybe try it.




 

when an Ice roller changes your life

I love this thing! And I was super hesitant to get it, even after Grace Atwood influenced about it a bunch. I just felt like it wasn’t necessary, for anyone. And based on my research, I wasn’t (still not) sure that it helps to make long-term changes to your skin. It seems like it’s a daily boost, or even half a day. But I did get it and have been super happy with it!

I use it for 3-5 minutes after I do serum, derma roller, moisturizer, anything else. And it feels so good after the derma roller. I notice that my skin is firmer after I use it. It’s like a little lift. It also gets rid of a lot of redness and puffiness.

And while I wish it was something that contributed to more lasting changes, because this doesn’t do any damage to your skin at all, you can use it as much as you want. This summer has been hot AF in Denver; sometimes I use it 2-3 times a day, and it’s fantastic.

 

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