Favorite Beauty Products: October 2018 Edition

Favorite Beauty Products: October 2018 Edition

Overwhelmed by all the new beauty products that are out? I’m here to help you narrow down your search. Welcome to my favorite beauty products, a monthly feature in which I’m sharing my favorite products that I’ve tested this month. They’re the best things I’ve tried all month long before having the opportunity to get sick of them and moving on to something new. I didn’t use too many different products over the past month: I’m currently transitioning to a clean beauty routine (trying to be mindful of what I put on my skin and trying to embrace the safest and most effective natural ingredients), and at the same time I’m trying to stick into the 3 step French skincare routine.

So let’s just talk about the new hot cloth facial cleanser, moisture mist, active deodorant balm (free from aluminum) or the perfect fall candle that I’m obsessing over right now! This list only includes my favorite of the ones I tried and tested. Check back at the end of each month to find out which beauty product I loved. Continue reading “Favorite Beauty Products: October 2018 Edition”

The 3 step French skincare routine

The 3 step French skincare routine

I’m sure you know all about the 10-step Korean skincare routine that has become a global phenomenon, mainly grounded in Korea’s cultural obsession with healthy skin. The 10-step Korean skincare routine rule is basically using an oil cleanser, a water-based cleanser, an exfoliator, a toner, an essence, a serum, a sheet mask, an eye cream, a moisturizer, and an SPF. Even if with this skincare routine you’re not supposed to be doing all 10 steps every single day, I think it’s still a lot of beauty products!

If you’re not doing the 10-step Korean skincare routine, I’m sure your skincare routine is probably as complex (or even more), as we’re constantly encouraged by the beauty industry to add more products to our vanity and spend even longer in the bathroom. As a French beauty blogger, I found myself layering on multiple serums, moisturizers, tinted moisturizers, and sunscreen, and always on the hunt for the next must-have beauty product. The result is a drawn-out, increasingly complex routine that incorporates everything on my shelf—until I start seeing more redness on my cheeks and breakouts. But is it really beneficial to layer up so many products, and is it really helping the skin? Continue reading “The 3 step French skincare routine”