In the name of self-care I feel like I’ve really been using more beauty products than ever. Sure, I skip on the makeup most days… but I’m all about my face wash, moisturizing lotions and serums lately. With that being said, I found that three of my absolute favorite items I’ve been using all came from Causebox this year.
Favorite Self-Care Beauty Item #1: the PMD Clean
When I received this in my Summer 2020 Causebox, I said “in real life I’d never pay $100 for a vibrating face brush thingie,” which is still absolutely true. However, now that I actually HAVE a vibrating face thingie, or more specifically the PMD Clean which retails for $99, I see what all the hype is about. They claim that the PMD Clean firms, tones and lifts by breaking down dirt and oil within your pores at 7,000 vibrations a minute. For me, all I can say is that it makes my skin super soft and my complexion looks much healthier and glowy when I use it.
Which brings us to HOW I use it. When I first got it, I was using it multiple days a week… but now I pretty much stick to once a week for an evening treat. First, I foam up my face with my face wash (my favorite is Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser). After applying it with my hands, I switch on the PMD Clean, and use it to massage the cleanser into my face. I rub it over my cheeks, forehead, chin and use the sides to get in next to my nose. It foams up the cleanser a bit and also feels really nice. I was also using this tool to apply my face serum, but then I switched face serums and prefer to apply it with my hands.
Favorite Self-Care Beauty Item #2: Way of Will Brightening Face Serum
I had thought I had a face serum I loved… and then I ran out and tried this one. And HOLY HELL where has this been all my life?! According to their claims, this brightening face serum fights free radicals, hydrates skin, and is made with Vitamin A and C. It retails for $37.40.
After doing a little googling, I found that you should use a serum in the morning AND in the night on a freshly cleaned face and then follow it with moisturizer to lock in all the good serum stuff. I use the dropper and put about 4 drops in one palm, then rub them together to warm the serum. I apply it all over my face and then smooth the rest on my neck and collarbone area. There is something about the scent of this one (it’s very earthy and a little like citrus) that I really like, but mostly, I love that it makes my skin literally the smoothest and softest it has ever been. During the day, I top the serum with my daily moisturizer (Philosophy Purity Made Simple Moisturizer). At night, I go with the next item on my favorites list…
Favorite Self-Care Beauty Item #2: Derma E Hydrating Night Cream
When I received this cream in my Winter 2020 Causebox, I was not really super excited about it. But this one has really been a sleeper hit for me. I still feel like I’ve barely made a dent in the jar, so this one will be lasting me for quite a while. When the weather is cooler (aka not in the middle of the sweltering summer), I use this as my night cream. I’ve been layering it over the Way of Will serum at night and waking up with super soft skin. Love this stuff and I plan to continue using it all winter long!
Here’s all my favorites in clickable form:
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