Whether you’re window-shopping or checking out what’s new online. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when deciding which beauty and skincare products to purchase. After all, there are dozens of new releases that not only claim to be the latest holy grail. But also come in pretty (and tempting!) packaging. However, all you really need are a few essentials to address your needs.
At the end of the day, you should focus on the quality and ingredients found in each product. And whether it helps you love the skin you’re in. To help you out, here’s a list of essentials your vanity should always be stocked with:
A Signature Fragrance
There’s nothing like applying a delightful scent to give you that confidence boost you need to make it through your day. For a hint of versatility, why not try out a unisex fragrance? Different notes can sometimes be stronger or weaker based on an individual’s skin chemistry. Which is why it’s best to stick with a unisex fragrance to help balance things out. A lovely suggestion would be Calvin Klein’s CK All fragrance, thanks to its refreshing scent. It’s a sophisticated yet sweet fragrance, with predominant citrus notes and a hint of jasmine and amber.
A Skin-Renewing Soap
If you suffer from dark spots, uneven skin tone, or acne and blemish scars, you’ll need an exfoliating soap to give it the TLC it deserves. Pretty Me’s review of Navarro’s Bleaching Soap details how it lightens your complexion. While also potentially reducing the appearance of blemishes on both your face and body. This way, you get to rejuvenate your skin with a fresh, glowing complexion. However, just any skincare product such as Navarro’s Bleaching Soap, you should always conduct a patch test to test for any allergic reactions. For those with sensitive skin, try to avoid any harsh treatments unless your dermatologist specifically prescribes them.
A Power-Packed Moisturizer
Dry facial skin can lead to wrinkles, peeling skin, and the overproduction of oil. Even if your face is oily, it’s always a good idea to use a lightweight moisturizer to ensure that your skin maintains its youthful glow. If you’re not sure where to start, Harper’s Bazaar marks Tula’s 24/7 Moisture Hydrating Day & Night Cream is an ideal choice for those who are searching for a multipurpose everyday solution, as it’s packed with probiotics. A pro-tip for those who prefer a natural moisturizer, we’ve previously shared in our The Truth About Makeup Expiry Dates post that you’ll need to be extra cautious with its shelf life. Natural ingredients aren’t strong enough to protect you from infections in the long run. So make sure to use it as often as possible.
A Timeless Matte Lipstick
To complete any stylish outfit, a swipe of lip color is a definite must. Although there are cheaper options in the market, splurging on lipstick can make you feel bold and glamorous. Cosmopolitan’s guide to matte lipsticks highlights how Clé de Peau Beauté’s Lipstick Cashmere is not only long-lasting, but it’s also infused with argan oil — making it worth the investment. And since it comes in a variety of shades, your go-to lipstick should be one that matches your skin tone.
No matter which of these products you choose to buy, don’t forget that these classic skincare and beauty staples aren’t total miracle workers. When it comes to maintaining your skin, drinking more water, eating healthy, and getting enough sleep are still the essential methods to give these products a gorgeous foundation to build upon!
A millenial mom (of two boys) who has passion in makeup and motherhood in between.