Skincare Favorites: 5 Brands, BEST PRODUCT from each brand!
hey everyone welcome back to my channel if this is your first time here i’m penny i am a master esthetician in portland oregon today i’m so excited you guys i’m doing a collaboration with the beautiful samantha march if you are not familiar with samantha she’s pretty amazing she has a youtube channel an instagram account she is an author she has a podcast she’s a lovely human and you will fall in love with her now on youtube she does all kinds of makeup tutorials she does will i buy it she’s the one that started the will i buy it series i’ve done some of those on my channel and referenced her because she was the one that came up with that one and they’re really really informative and great to watch if you are somebody who loves trend mood you would love samantha march i mean she is so fantastic not to mention she just has a beautiful personality her instagram is wonderful as well i’m gonna put that in the description box along with a link to her video because her instagram account is awesome if you love this channel you’re gonna love her channel you will love her and you will love her channel if you are here from samantha’s channel i do hope that you will consider subscribing if you are new here at all i hope that you will consider subscribing and i do hope that you will follow me over on instagram i am doing all kinds of fun skincare content over there it’s a little bit more of a casual environment i can share igtv and quick skincare tips and all of that kind of stuff so i do hope that you will check that out today’s video is going to be a continuation of the series of top five brands and the number one product from each of those brands now this was a little bit baffling for me at first i wasn’t sure which brands to choose so i put it to my facebook group and they did not disappoint they helped me out we did a poll i’m going to show you the poll but i want to tell you that they added in paula’s choice and i haven’t used enough paula’s choice to have a favorite so i am taking the top five other than paula’s choice and giving you my number one from each of those brands because ah there’s some good brands and it was tough to pick a number one so let’s get in to this we’re gonna start with the ordinary because that was the overwhelming number one and my number one product from the ordinary this wasn’t hard is their buffet plus copper peptides as soon as i saw that they chose the ordinary i knew that this was going to be the product if you look at this ingredient deck first of all you have the one percent copper peptide and i will link my copper peptides video because this was in the lineup one percent ghk is respectable for sure so you’re getting that really fantastic copper into your skin care which if you don’t know copper is integral in so many enzymatic functions it’s integral in superoxide dismutase which is an amazing antioxidant and many many other processes and so it can really really help with anti-aging and just overall skin texture skin health you know the firmness of your skin all of that stuff copper can help with but that’s not where this one stops this particular product from the ordinary has i mean too many to count amazing ingredients in here that are all going to synergistically work to really do some serious anti-aging so this to me is probably one of the very best products that the ordinary has ever come out with and the price point can’t be beat it’s under 30 and not only like i said are you getting that copper you’re getting all this other amazing stuff so i’ll link that video so if you want to hear a little more detail about this product but this was easily my number one i do want to give you a runner-up i’m totally cheating right off the bat but i want to give you a runner-up because this has become a love of mine from the ordinary and i don’t hear very very many people talk about it but it is their argireline ten percent now if you’re not familiar with what argireline is it is actually called acetyl hexapeptide iii so it is a peptide and it’s actually a fragment of something called snap 25 and that is a substrate of botox so you’ve probably heard about argireline being botox in a bottle if you’ve heard of argireline what it does is it actually kind of mitigates the response that causes the muscles to contract so what you can do with argireline especially when you aren’t getting your botox you don’t want to get botox you can’t afford botox any of those things argireline is a nice subtle inexpensive way to get a little bit of a botox result a little bit it’s clearly not botox but it can give you a little bit of that relaxation of the muscle it’s good you know for your 11’s crow’s feet you can use it to soften some of those lines around your mouth it’s fantastic for that 10 is a great percentage it comes in a very watery base which i really appreciate because i like to use argireline in the morning before makeup i like to have it soften those features as much as it can and like i said it’s subtle it’s not like it’s magic in a bottle but i want to have it during the day when i am you know facing people when i have makeup on and that kind of stuff and i find that it soaks right in some of the ordinary’s products are a little bit sticky this one is not it soaks right in and it’s just lovely under makeup the other way that i like to use this is actually with devices so this is fantastic with electroporation so the electroporation device that i have is the leaf i am working on that you guys i am working on finding a place where you can get that with a discount but there are other electroporation devices on the market electroporation is when you take a device and it puts some current down and that current actually kind of opens up pores transiently quickly and they close right back up allowing whatever you put on your skin to slip in a little tiny bit farther than it would if you just put it on topically argireline is one of the best things to use with electroporation because that’s exactly what we want we want it to slide in just a little bit farther and it works it works with electroporation and it’s temporary of course it’s not like it’s going to you know do magic for permanent but it’s a great alternative if you don’t want to get botox or you know or if you can’t get botox any of that kind of stuff so this is definitely my number two one of the things from the ordinary that i would re-buy over and over for sure okay so that’s the ordinary that’s the first brand the second one we’re going to keep with the dassium brand the decim umbrella and we’re going to talk about niod now niod is relatively new to me i would say in the last eight months and there are two products i’m totally cheating here two products that i will always have in my routine for sure and the number one so i’m gonna pick a number one just to be fair here is going to be the super oxide disney taste you guys have heard me talk about this so much i’m sure you’re tired of it but this is one of those products that i actually think is it’s just incredible it is absolutely incredible now this one is a super oxide dismutade disney taste saccharide mist now what does that mean superoxide dismutase is an antioxidant it is a profound antioxidant superoxide in our cells is a bad guy it is a free radical that does a little bit of destruction can cause some aging or accelerated aging that kind of thing so superoxide dismutase is something that we produce in our body and it’s a crime fighter it’s fighting the bad guys right now when you add a saccharide to it you get hydration like nobody’s business so this mist is not only the most amazing antioxidant but it’s also super super hydrating the other thing that it does that i find is very unique is it’s anti-inflammatory i do feel like when i use this at night that i wake up and i am definitely less inflamed i’m less puffy i can just tell a big difference in my skin and i’m also more hydrated so it’s amazing this is an amazing mist now it’s 8 ounces and it’s 50 bucks but i do have a code for skin store which is where i’ve gotten it in the past and you get 25 off so it makes it a little bit more reasonable and it lasts forever i’ve had this same bottle for quite a long time and i am liberal with it i mean i spray it all over my face i get my decollete i go on my arms i mean i love this stuff so much so that’s my number one from niod my number two which is dang close to number one is going to be their c-a-i-s this was also in my copper peptides video this is their uh copper amino isolate serum now when you first get this from niod it comes with two bottles and you actually mix them together so you get fresh copper peptides you get a fresh mixture and i love there are a few copper peptide products that i really really love this is definitely my number one it’s amazing you guys and i love using this one actually right after i use my i will spray a little bit of this on my skin and before this dries i will put this on and the reason why i do it that way is that this is very very watery and i really feel like the slip from the superoxide i’m almost out of this guy the slip so you see that from the super oxide distributes mist helps me to move this around and i don’t waste product i have noticed a change in my skin i’ve noticed a firmness that is what you are going to in my opinion mostly get from copper peptides it is for firmness and because i know that copper feeds so many processes it is a integral part of my anti-aging routine like i would be bummed if i could not use copper peptides anymore in my anti-aging routine even though they’re a pain in the rear because you have to kind of pay attention to what you’re using them with primarily vitamin c in the form of l-ascorbic acid i don’t care i’ll all arrange my skincare routine to make sure that i get my copper in so this is a barely number two almost a number one it’s fantastic okay so let’s move on to cerave this one was also really easy and it is their hydrating sunscreen this came out maybe five months ago this is an spf 30 it is all mineral and it is titanium dioxide 5.
5 and it’s zinc oxide 10. now it’s tinted and they do have another version that’s not tinted i didn’t like that one this one’s tinted and i would say that it is good for if you’ve got a medium skin tone like me or lighter i i think that you could probably get away with it if you’re a little bit darker than that but it’s definitely not dark now it’s also not white there’s no white cast whatsoever it is neutral you could easily wear this as a beautiful foundation it leaves behind the most hydrated but not greasy light coverage and evened out skin it gives a radiance and a glow and it just i mean look at look at the sun spots over here and then look it over here it’s really really incredible now it does dry down a little bit more than that and becomes radiant but not crazy greasy or anything it does dry down i find that it gives really great sun protection i also love the fact that it has ceramides which help with your barrier function and it has niacinamide which also helps with your barrier function it’s vitamin b3 and it’s great for pores and for pigment inhibiting which is awesome in a sun care product it’s also like maybe 15 and you get 1.
7 ounces to me this is easily the best product that cerave’s ever come out with and i know that some people absolutely love the cleansers and you know what not and i have loved some things from cerave over the years easy this was an easy easy number one i think there are a lot of you out there that this could just become your foundation it actually reminds me a ton of the tarte found sealer foundation it totally reminds me of that and that foundation i think is an spf of 20 and it has a bunch of other stuff in it obviously besides you know sun care but it has that same luminosity i mean it is that much of an almost foundation i mean geez my hands are in terrible shape i need some you know hand cream i wash them so much but look at just how much prettier that looks i just think it’s lovely i’m doing a sunscreen roundup video it’ll be out tomorrow so um this will obviously be in the lineup so if you want to catch that and i’ve tested i don’t even know how many sunscreens you guys i’m excited to share all of them with you but this is on the list and it’s amazing so that is cerave okay so next we are going to do the costa baja now costa baja is a korean brand and i first fell in love with them because of their high molecular weight hyaluronic acid that should probably be my number one but it was so boring that i’m like i’m not doing that one that is my choice for microneedling especially at home because it’s anti-inflammatory and it’s the perfect slip our body recognizes it you have less of a likelihood of you know granulomas and that kind of stuff so it’s a staple it is absolutely a staple in my skincare arsenal but i don’t want to call it a favorite because it’s so just boring so the one that i chose is the one that i do not think is boring and that i think is amazing and that is their peptide serum this is amazing this one actually has matrixyl 3000 which is actually two proteins that are just incredible collagen and elastin boosters and then it also has argireline which we already talked about that’s going to help to kind of just soften and you know really give an anti-aging appearance to your skin so the deal with this one is it’s super hydrating but it’s very tolerable under makeup it is not sticky and i think it actually makes your makeup or your skin for the day just look better than it does it just improves the appearance immediately and i’m not really sure if that is the argireline going into effect or if it’s just because it gives you some really great lightweight hydration but it is not sticky like i said it is a serum and it melts right in and when you start to rub it in it gets very watery and it literally soaks in i do have to let this one dry down you know maybe for a minute before i go on with other skin care just to ensure that i don’t get pilling i try not to use too much of this i try to keep the quantity that i use kind of low and i try to give it enough time to really soak in and then that way you can layer up a bunch of stuff but it just is a fantastic hydrator that has these amazing skincare properties of the matrixyl 3000 and the argireline i think it’s like 12 dollars maybe 13 on the costa baja site costa baja does sell on amazon like that’s an authorized seller for them so i often link that because it’s easier for a lot of you guys to get your hands on but just know that they actually are authorized they sell through amazon and this is an amazing product costa baja has honestly nothing in their entire line that i hate there’s nothing it is such a fantastic line they’ve done such a good job they leave out the fragrance they leave out the essential oils they only put the good stuff in their products a lot of them are limited ingredients like their hyaluronic acid i think it’s like three ingredients i mean they just really take it down and it’s quality the packaging is cute and nice and i just love it but this one is special i think that this one is just worth so much more than they even charge for it and i love it it’s a good one i think this is my second bottle of that one it’s a very good one now the last brand is going to be la roche posay and this was hard because i love so many things from this brand i do wish for some of their products that they would leave out fragrance a little bit more or you know some of that kind of stuff but i it was a toss-up and i chose the anthelios aox this is their serum spf now this is a chemical sunscreen so unlike the cerave this is actually a chemical sunscreen and all that means is they’re really organic and inorganic but we’re going to go with chemical because that’s what we all usually say it means that it has a number of chemical filters like avobenzone which is the one that’s going to filter your uva and then it has a number of other chemical filters that all work together to block the burning rays and the aging rays this one also has antioxidants in it and it is an amazing serum consistency it comes in a pump it is an spf of 50.
it’s a 50. now it looks like this so i know it looks like a lotion but let me tell you it feels like a serum it totally feels like a serum and you see how it’s just disappearing i mean it’s giving this radiance but there’s no white craziness going on right now on the face i’m gonna tell you with any chemical sunscreens now i have to be really careful not to get too close to my eyes any of them if i get them too close to my eyes i wind up with unhappy eyes that are stingy and weepy and all of that stuff this one’s no exception so if you are somebody who’s super sensitive to chemical sun filters this would not be for you but if you’re not it’s lovely it plays so well under makeup if you are normal or normal to dry this is a fantastic addition to your skincare routine because it provides all of these skin care benefits plus it’s a serum so the texture is really really nice it gives a little bit of hydration and then it has all of this luminosity it’s beautiful it is a really really beautiful product i love their packaging it’s in this glass bottle and it has a pump it’s a good one this is a really really good product and like i said there’s a lot of good ones this was probably the hardest of of all of these because i really like la roche posay i think that the price point is mid-range it’s not in the states anyway um it’s not like drugstore even though you can find it sometimes in the drugstore it’s it’s definitely high-end drugstore but it’s really good products you get really good ingredients you get good skin care benefits and then you get that fantastic sun protection so this is my number one that probably would fluctuate depending on the time of year but i love this one i look forward to using it under my makeup it’s good it’s very good so that’s my number one from la roche posay okay guys those are the five brands those are my top picks sorry i cheated just a little bit i hope that you guys are having a wonderful day i do hope that you will consider subscribing and hitting that notification bell i definitely hope that you will go check out samantha’s video please tell her i said hello give her some love from us let her know that we’re gonna be there for her too because she’s awesome you’re gonna love her you are absolutely going to love her and if you are here from sam’s channel i hope that you will stick around it’s a fun group here okay i will talk to you guys again very soon in my next skincare video take care