if sephora, sokoglam + innisfree had a baby, the result would be my personal skincare inventory.
below are my tried and true skincare holy grails that i would recommend for most skin types, especially those with combination, sensitive, acne-prone skin as that's my skin in a nutshell.
my intention is to update the below as new products i'm playing with become faves, and even replace some of the below if i find that their efficacy has dwindled in comparison to others.
nightly: to remove makeup, sunscreen, waterproof eye makeup,
and other oil-based gunk in the pores
morning and night: to remove dirt, sweat, and other water-based gunk in the skin
scrubs to physically remove dead skin cells + chemical peels to remove impurities on a deeper level. *be careful when mixing with vitamin C, retinol, AHA/BHA acne products.
prep skin for treatments + moisturizers
Essences + Mists
mini hydration boosters + targeted treatments
hard-hitting benefit step
specific formulations for eye area where skin is super thin
seal in all of the above efforts, balance moisture barrier function
Sleeping Masks + oils
for extra dry days / days after acid treatments
spf 30 minimum, rain or shine. mineral formulas + pollution / blue light protection a plus.