Earlier this week, I attended a beauty event called Beauty2 in lower Manhattan. The event was informative and in some ways educational. I got the chance to meet with founders, chemists and sales people from new beauty companies and some that have been in the industry for years. Most importantly, the companies boasted claims that they were vegan based, organic and cruelty-free. The newbie companies hit all the hot buttons. Their moisturizers were infused with super nutrients, like aloe vera, turmeric and vitamins our skin thirsts for. The cleansers dueled as exfoliates and mud masks. I was given a few products to try, so I can’t wait to share all of my top performing products with you all.
Below I listed tools and a mask I’m in love with today and have used for the past 6 months. Maybe I’m a fan because they make me feel better but I like to think they make me look better too.
Let me know what you all think! And if you’ve used them before.
Tools I use:
Micro-Derma Roller I use the 1.0 mm roller
I use my derma roller when I feel like I really need to exfoliate and want my products to seep into my skin. The roller is also good to use in between a micro-needling facial; which is my favorite facial to have. I have three derma rollers, the roller with the larger needles I use on my legs and larger areas where I have cellulite. I’ve read a lot of positive reviews about the derma rollers but read more for yourself here.
There’s a lot of “science” behind the facial rollers and massage tools. The science hasn’t been proven well enough for me to undoubtedly believe it, but I still love the feel and results I get. I believe in some ways it aids in lymphatic drainage. My favorite way to use my roller is by refrigerating it, then using it over a sheet mask or by itself with my favorite serum or facial oil.
There are so many amazing benefits to aloe vera masks, or that plant in general. I’m sure most people know of them but here’s a quick run down:
- It contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants. It also contains vitamin B12. Antioxidants protect the skin by limiting the production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells.
- Aloe vera has the property which can effectively lighten dark spots, hyper-pigmentation, and other skin blemishes.
- Alkaline phosphatase etc in aloe vera helps to reduce excessive inflammation when applied to the skin topically.
- Aloe vera helps in moisturizing your skin, keeps the skin hydrated, rejuvenated and glowing.
Products directly related to my make-up/foundation routine:
There’s not too much to say about the below products other than if you tend to be a little oily at the end of the day these two products used together are a cure-all. After a full day of wearing makeup or your makeup starts to dissipate start with this really nourishing primer, then foundation of choice (I’ve used three different brands and they all react the same) then use the setting powder as the final step. I’ve always been a fan of setting powder but I’ve used translucent powder that will leave a little bit of a white residue so the two faced setting powder is perfect for me.
Try it out! Let me know what you all think.