🏅2019 BEST OF BEAUTY: Skincare, Makeup & Hair
today I’m finally sitting down to talk about my entire year of 2019 skincare favorites beauty favorites all things favorites here 20-19 was a truly great ear in the skincare world it was the ear where it truly got to commit to skin care commitment intentional consumption was my top priority making sure that I only buy things that mattered that will serve purpose that will spark joy and that I know for sure that my skin needs uncrate side my best to finish all the products that I have and didn’t really buy new things just because of marketing didn’t get sucked into that and in return my skin was thanking me so with that said let’s get started when it comes to dissolving your waterproof mascara that is really really really stubborn there’s nothing better than Nivea double effect eye makeup remover I know you have seen this in my past 20:18 skin care favors and then still my holy grail so gentle great for sensitive eyes and you don’t really need to put a lot of pressure to remove your waterproof mascara which is great for the face there was nothing like a pharmacy green clean again this has been my Holy Grail for a long time it does not break you out it does not irritate their skin it’s as does the job so so so well leaving your skin really silky smooth and moisturize without leaving that really weird greasy occlusive film I highly recommend this to oily acne prone skin too for that reason but I know a lot of you guys have pointed out that this product does contain polyethylene which is type of plastic the brand did say that it is processed or melted in such a high temperature that it’s not classified as plastic anymore it turns into a waxy compound I know they’re trying to seek for a better or alternative material to put in instead of the polyethylene so we’ll see how it goes as a founder of great beauty I think there will be always a certain type of towards my own products I am someone who developed the brand and the product and I know the process from start and then how much work that was behind and I only do create products that does deserve a spot in this marketplace and this really really cluttered market space for that reason I do want to mention that it is up to you to take my recommendation when it comes to crave beauty cleanser I know there are a lot of great fun cleansers out there ma and hydrating cleanser is hands-down the ultimate like office favorite customers favorite this everyone’s favorite universal cleanser that disrespects your skin barrier that doesn’t strip away your skin and that just makes sure that your skin is cleansed but not too over cleansed in 2019 my skincare routine was a way way way simplified there were a lot of days and nights that I would just cleanse my face and slap on a moisturizer and I’m good to go or rock a sunscreen right away but and I think it’s due to the fact that I was so busy like my mind was like everywhere else but skincare also at the same time I kind of noticed that my skin was less sensitized so by stripping down to the bare basics I truly knew that my skin actually it’s okay with all these serums and all these like fancy ingredients and fancy steps that doesn’t mean that I don’t like serums and I don’t like essences back in November I had made a video on my all-time favorite hydrating skincare products listing out my all-time holy grail hydrating essences toners and the serums highly recommend you guys to go watch it because I truly stand behind every single choice that I made in that video it was hard for me to actually bring a few or that these are the ones that I reached for or used the most in 2019 long intro dr.
jart vital Hydra solution and biome essence and Primera miracle seed essence I think I’ve talked about these two products so many times so I’m not gonna bother going into details of it but these just made my skin so plump and so supple and I know that I will always replenish these two moving on to some active ingredients I truly loved retinol products I have tried a couple I do love a couple but still out of all I think in terms of the best value there’s nothing like the ordinary gran active retinoid 2% in squalane oil this is such a beginner friendly product if you’re jumping into your late 20s or early 30s you’re curious about retinol but you’re kind of scared because you heard horror stories of peeling and irritation and redness all that jazz gran active retinoid or HPR in short is the ingredient that you want to look for in skincare formulations and it does this off and kind of slowing down aging and I can’t prove this to be honest I mix this into my moisturizer once a week or twice a week there’s another product from the ordinary that I really really liked and enjoy it this is called azelaic acid suspension 10% and this was more of a first aid kit for my acne randoms it that would pop up out of nowhere and I was unprepared but I was prepared because I had this I used the tiniest amount on just spots it was a subside the acne or does it significantly I would have to say though that this can be irritating to some sensitive folks out there back in 2018 when I first tried this out this completely ruined my skin like irritated my skin the heck out of it I don’t know where I got the gut for giving it another try but my skin is tolerating this ingredient way way way better now and now we have the kala lujah and this product has 5.
25% of a each a specifically glycolic acid this was my BFF in 2017 and 2018 in 2019 I didn’t use it as much or I would have to say that my skin didn’t need much exfoliation to begin with my skin cells were working y’all like it was optimized but in summer months when your skin is collecting all those pesky whiteheads there’s nothing like this product that just does the job making sure your skin is glowing making sure your skin is resurfaced and just nice and even when I was traveling and didn’t and also Australia where it’s summer right now my skin was missing kala louia for so long as soon as I got back home the first thing that I put on my face was kala Lea and all the white heads were gone so I just feel like I always need to keep this in my vanity and it will serve a purpose there is one great beauty product that constantly allows me that constantly involves on me and that is great very early from creepy Dee we developed as we created this but it’s something that just surprises us every single time that we’ve received your thank-you letters before and afters and crazy testimonials and it’s supposed to be our skin barrier repairing serum it contains tamaño oil which is one of my favorite favorite oils it’s doing so many different things that i didn’t really intend this to do that includes healing someone’s skin that includes fading someone’s really really stubborn sunspots and sun damage spots I think this has been my favorite cream beauty product and not only because of the product and the formula and the fixie and stuff like that but because it truly does align with our philosophy of why we do what we do reminding everyone that your skin barrier is something that you want to protect not to tear apart so honorable mention these are the moisturizers that I did use and reach for the most in 2019 these two products and of course crepey Dee has launched it’s a simple water cream in October and this is a perfect no frills of moisturizer that contains less than or fewer than 10 ingredients so if you do have fungal acne or someone who has really irritated and sensitive skin that you know for sure that you can’t apply anything else there’s no harm going for such a simple basic essential formula and I truly enjoyed the experience of developing this with the top formulator in Korea dr.
t red Flemish clear soothing cream what a mouthful has stood out the most in 2019 this is great at cooling your skin so I really enjoyed using this a lot of other moisturizers can make you feel very suffocated and stuffy in really high humidity but this product managed to just regulate your oil production and somehow just make sure that your skin is well moisturize without over moisturizing it it also has until I see attica extract at medica side those kind of skin repairing or skin soothing ingredients I really really enjoyed this sunscreen – I do have two different options one chemical sunscreen meet the Sun SPF 50 PA for plusses this is on the screen that will probably encourage you to use sunscreen every single day because of how lightweight the formula is doesn’t leave any white cast it’s just a pleasant experience to apply sunscreen as I always say the best sunscreen is the sunscreen that makes you want to use every single day and for me it is this one another sunscreen is a physical sunscreen option that I absolutely love and adore and I enjoy really really really so much and this is the Clinique broad-spectrum SPF 30 and this comes in a shaky-shaky bottle it contains a zinc oxide and titanium dioxide and often times a lot of they’re probably 99.
9% of physical sunscreens are drying but this is the only product that manages my skin really well it just makes my skin feel very comfortable and makes my skin feel like I’m not wearing anything it is white cast free it goes on seamlessly it just blends in really well it does have that kind of time ethically feeling which I do not mind at all SH and I know it can be pricey because the product is so tiny but yeah I still haven’t come across a better physical sunscreens than this one moving on to other beauty products I want to start by here this was a phenomenal find by the end of this year I had a chance to use it for like three months before it got launched I was anticipating for this to launch my hair with the soft water in New York it just doesn’t get along that well my hair is never like quite cleansed it just weighs out of my hair at least my hair really really greasy and I had to use a lot of products like dry shampoos and powders and Clay’s all sorts of sprays out there my scalp in 2019 was such a mess it was producing so many different dandruff looking substances and I have no shame to tell you that now press reset there is a recess clarifying gel shampoo this product has saved my scalp and least my hair and scalp feeling really cleanse and clean so I don’t really get that greasy hair anymore and my scalp doesn’t feel like it’s stripped either so it leaves my scalp feeling really comfortable I would highly recommend it and I think the best part of it is that the picture is phenomenal can we talk about my favorite lashes of the entire year I am an avid lashes where where Lemieux k– has her own brand now called Akmal the lashes that she created is another level so lightweight it looks like your lashes I think the shape of it the length of it it just complements or it’s just made for me can I just say that it’s a swing for me oh it is so flattering it’s something that I’m wearing right now as you guys know I am foundation free but I still do use concealer this is still my favorite concealer of all time Maybelline fit me concealer I have backups and backups half cups of the same product so comfortable doesn’t freak me out and it just blends in seamlessly with a naked face like bare face without foundation this is the lip color that I’m currently wearing and I probably wore the most throughout the entire year it’s called by Thierry CLIC stic in number nine flesh award and it’s a beautiful fuchsia rosy color that really complements my complexion and it just makes my skin look very even and just bright and just put together and this is the only matte lipstick that I would be willing to wear because a lot of other matte lipsticks just make me look really really uncomfortable but this the only one that make me feel weird I am a lip oil the bomb lip gloss girl but this product this lip gloss from hourglass has been in my pouch in my makeup bag every single day it makes your lips look so voluminous and just really beautifully shiny like it just fills in all the ridges and the lion and it just makes sure that your lips look very luscious I am a pretty simple person when it comes to colognes fragrances jo malone basil and neroli is the fragrance that I’ve been using for years and it still is my favorite I still haven’t found a better or a more suited scent for me than this product fresh sophisticated it’s it’s feminine it’s not too floral e but it’s like not fruity either I now know why I don’t really talk more about fragrance this is great so that wraps up my entire 20 19 favorite I hope you guys enjoyed I would like to know what your 20 19 didn’t carat makeup hair Beauty whatever favorites are comment down below and thank you guys so much for sticking around another year 2020 is gonna be our year we are going to wrap this but again skin care commitment intentional consumption is the way to go to keep your skin healthy and happy and yeah talk to you guys later bye [Music]