Today’s post is brought to you by Mimi’s friend Emmy, who is a total beauty product junkie!
Hola ladies (and gents!) – my name is Emmy, and I am a definite beauty junkie. I’ve had the basics of skincare drilled into me since I was about 10 (Moisturize! Eyecare! Stay out of the sun! – thanks Mom!) and love/need to try newer and prettier products (hello stem cells). So, here’s a peek into my must haves and must tries:
Basics on my skin – I have medium skin tone, tan easily, break out (especially duringthat time!), few fine lines (but paranoid!), have redness, sensitive, oily, and dehydrated skin. For hair – I have oily hair at the roots and dried ends.
My MUST HAVES – these are products I must have on hand ALL THE TIME, and I HOARD THEM.
I was recommended Natura Bisse products on a past visit to SpaceNK, and I LOVE the products I mention below. In addition to those, I’ve also tried the Glyco Extreme Peel, which made my skin freak out, so I stay away from the entire Glycoline line. I’m also not a fan of the The Cure Sheer Cream, Natura Bisse’s tinted moisturizer, which wears off when I sweat.
- Serum – you absolutely need a serum. Obsessed with Natura Bisse NB Ceutical Intensive Tolerance Booster
- Moisturizer – yes, you need both serum and moisturizer. And no, it doesn’t overhydrate your skin. I alternate between Natura Bisse The Cure and Natura Bisse’s Tolerance Recover Cream. I alternate the two moisturizers – sometimes I use the same both day and night, sometimes I use one day and one at night.
I really love Natura Bisse’s NB Ceutical line – I find that the older I get, the more sensitive my skin has become (by sensitive, I mean, it’s prone to dryness, extreme oiliness, dullness and redness); the NB line is engineered to build up your skin’s “immune” system and basically teach it to fend for itself.
Why do I love Natura Bisse? The texture, the richness… but certainly not because of price!
- Conditioner – Kerastase Masqueintense – love the richness and texture.
- Styling product: out of the 5 (ok, 3) styling products I use (including the Fekkai Glossing Cream), hands down, Bumble & Bumble Prep is the best, because it’s a great detangler.
For shampoo, I switch between one for oily hair and one for volumizing – both are by Kerastase, but they aren’t my must-haves.
What are YOUR must-have products?