victoria morse

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10 facial products for the low maintenance babe

10 facial products for the low maintenance babe

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Among the COUNTLESS things you learn in 26 years, one thing I’ve come to learn is how to take care of my skin. Over are the days of piling on the black eye liner and being too lazy to wash my face before bed.  (It was literally a miracle I never broke out for doing this daily) 

To today: more facial masks, cleansers, oils and way wayy wayyy less make up. 

Going above and beyond to make yourself look perfect 24/7 is a young girls game. And blame it on my old soul, but I’ve come to enjoy the simple things in life, ESPECIALLY when it comes to my facial care routine. 

So I’ve rounded up my 10 favorite products to keep even the lowest maintenance (e.i. me) babes looking fresh, young and glowing in your own skin. 

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1. Cleanser - MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser

This cleanser is heaven in a bottle & the ingredients are so clean, you could eat it! It goes above and beyond just soap and water.

Why you need it: The sugar mildly exfoliates, while clarifying and is boosted with Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated (aka looking young AF!) 

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2. Toner - Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Not all beauty products are found in the cosmetic aisle! You’ve heard how to use this product in many ways, but how ‘bout as a facial toner?! 

Try my DIY Toner Recipe:

  • Boil a small recycled glass bottle for 5 minutes to sanitize the inside

  • Mix 1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar with the mother // 1/4 cup filtered water // 1 tbsp lemon juice // 1 tbsp aloe juice.

  • Mix all ingredients together and pour into the bottle to store.

  • Keep in the fridge and add a small amount to a cotton pad and apply to skin.

Why you need it: ACV helps clarify and deeply cleans pores to help reduce blemishes and oily skin. The aloe helps soothe and promotes an even texture. Plus it’s so easy to make yourself.

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3. Eye cream - Acure Brightening Eye Contour

This is the first place I noticed my skin aging. If I’m too tired, eat too much sugar or encounter a different climate, the skin around my eyes lets me have it… and it sucks.

Why you need it: This eye cream really combats that stubborn morning puffiness. It uses seaweed and hibiscus extracts to rejuvenate as well as Argan oil, witch hazel and aloe vera to cool, soothe and hydrate! 

*Pro tip: keep it in the fridge, as the cold helps calm swelling.* 

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4. SPF Moisturizer - Andalou Naturals Benefit Balm SPF 30

If you commute to work everyday, guess what? You need SPF in your life. And this little gem does double duty; reduces shine but protects you’re gorgeous face from the sun.

Why you need it: uhm, skin cancer?! No, thank you. This balm protects you from the serious aging effects of the sun while mattifying excess oil and balancing complexion. Plus, it’s perfect alone or under make-up. 

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5. Oil - Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil

I was committed to my coconut oil every morning until I read Annie Lawless from BLAWNDE's Article on Oils and how coconut oil can be a pore-clogging nightmare since the skin cannot absorb the large fat molecules. Enter; rosehip oil. 

Why you need it:  The skin not only absorbs this type of oil more easily, but it also firms, smooths, hydrates, and clarifies as well! It will improve dark spots, scars, lines, wrinkles and stretch marks. 

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6. Foundation - Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation

I’m a loose powder kind of gal, but liquid or powder, foundation is the confidence we all need in a little container. Offering coverage to even skin tone and smoothing those lines, it provides an instant look of youth!

Why you need it: Not only does this foundation even skin tone and smooth the appearance of those fine lines, it’s also the most gentle on my skin. The mineral blend is light and has natural UV protection with skin-soothing licorice root, aloe vera, and cucumber…cause, sun = aging!

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7. Eye Shadow Palette - Mineral Fusion Eye Shadow Trio 

3 isn't the magic number for no reason! To keep things simple but impactful, I go with 3 similar colors that blend well, and make my eyes pop. 

Why you need it: These long lasting, coordinated colors are all you need to enhance your eyes. But they do more than that by using natural ingredients like pomegranate, white & red tea and sea kelp to soothe delicate skin. Free from parabens, artificial colors, talcum powder, and phthalates.

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8. Mascara - Gabriel Cosmetics Zuzu Luxe Mascara

Mascara is my secret weapon. If there is one way to instantly feel put together it’s by throwing on mascara! 

Why you need it: Sure you can get mascara from the drug store, but why?… Your eyes and eyelashes are so sensitive. This mascara is perfect for sensitive eyes because it is enriched with vitamins and herbal extracts that actually PROTECTS your lashes and encouraged growth. Full, lush lashes?! Yes please.

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9. Lip color - Mineral Fusion 3 in 1 Color Stick

Sometimes a girl just needs a a little lip action. And by that I mean, by adding a pop of color. 

Why you need it: Lips today, shadow tomorrow, and cheeks on the weekend! This does it all for the basic chick, no brush, no mess. Can’t everything be this easy? 4 fun colors with a lightweight formula, lovin’ it!

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10. Mask/Peel - Reviva Labs Light Skin Peel

And for those times our skin just fights against us no matter what we do... Masks & Peels to the rescue! 

Why you need it: This peel gently lifts any hardened or dry skin that could be clogging your pores. It's my favorite "Quick Fix" to making skin feel tighter, clearer and healthier in a few minutes! Perfect for date nights, big events, or that time of the month...

Do you have any tried and true facial products you swear by?? Share them below cause I'd love to give them a try! 

*Not Sponsored. Opinions expressed are solely my own and do not express the views of the brands represented*

xo, victoria

 

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