If there is one thing I’ve learned from shooting with actors and models, it’s that they are serious about their skin. I didn’t use to be, but I guess they kinda rubbed off on me because over time, I’ve asked a few of them about how they keep their skin so great and have done a little research into what works.
It’s easy to be skeptical when it comes to stuff like this, but ever since I started really putting effort and consistency into taking care of my skin, I really have seen a difference, and I’ve even gotten compliments! Everyone will have breakouts or other skin challenges every once in awhile — stress, hormones and even slight diet changes can affect our skin — but generally speaking, we can manage the general health and look of our skin with just a little effort.
So even if you’re not an actor or model, you probably wouldn’t mind feeling in control of getting your skin to look great every day of the week, right? Check out these 6 skincare favorites — all of which I personally use — that can help you maintain a healthy, blemish-free glow.
1) InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum
This might actually be my favorite on the list because it’s a multi-pack solution that targets a number of skin needs. If your skin needs a major moisture boost, InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum is the perfect way to get the glow you deserve. If you suffer from dry skin with fine lines then you will want to make this part of your daily routine.
Hyaluronic acid is one of the key ingredients in most anti-aging products, and that’s because it works to replenish your skin’s natural moisture levels which is one of the main causes of wrinkles, but that’s not all this serum has to offer. It also contains Vitamins E and C to help rejuvenate skin elasticity.
2) Retseliney Face & Neck Firming Cream
As we age, we not only have to fight fine lines and wrinkles on our faces but on our necks and chests as well. Most people end up spending money on several products to cover each area, but Retseliney’s Face and Neck Firming Cream does it all.
I found out about this product from a couple of my older clients, and believe me, I could tell it worked for them which is why I tried it myself. I’ve seen noticeable difference in my skin. It will quickly moisturize and tighten the skin on your face, neck, and chest, which will help you maintain a firm, youthful look. Stop wasting your money a thousand products when you can have just one amazing cream!
3) Missha Time Revolution Essence Intensive Moisturizer
This one surprised me because it honestly just looks like water in a fancy bottle, but let me tell you, the stuff works. It seems to totally refresh and moisturize my skin and somehow seems to lock the moisture in for a long-lasting effect throughout the day. My models are a big fan of this product and a lot of people use it as part of a multi-step skin care routine, but it also works wonders on its own.
If you’re wondering what an “essence” is it’s a K-beauty potion that contains high concentrations of fermented ingredients that are applied to your skin after it’s been washed, sort of like a toner. The fermented ingredients apparently help keep skin moisturized and glowing all day long.
Missha’s Time Revolution’s Secret Weapon does just that. The powerful fermented barley and yeast that penetrates the skin deeply to provide long-lasting moisture while also gently removing dead skin cells. It’s a great way to wake your skin up and heal it overnight. It’s even great to get skin ready for makeup.
4) Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater
This is an actor and model favorite because it’s so easy and versatile. If your skin needs a quick pick-me-up then this Aloe and Rosewater Facial Spray by Mario Badescu is a must-have! Its lightweight formula can be used any time of day and it can double as a setting spray for makeup to give your look a flawless finish.
In case that weren’t enough, it even helps to revitalize dry, damaged hair. This is really something every model and actor should carry at all times.
5) Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser
Yes, this is another wonderful product from Mario Badescu (in case you couldn’t tell, I love this brand), but this Glycolic Foaming Cleanser works behind the scenes to keep skin healthy and clean. This cleanser is gentle and leaves your skin supple and soft instead of dry and tight.
The key ingredient is glycolic acid, which fights blemishes, flakiness, and imbalances, but also acts as a powerful exfoliant. It’s mixed with powerful, natural antioxidants like St. John’s Wort, yarrow, marshmallow, and sage to leave your skin moisturized, smooth, and calm. Even though it works amazingly on its own, and even better when used with other Mario Badescu products like the facial spray.
6) Blemish Remover Cream Vitamin E Tocopherol
In my opinion, the worst part about acne isn’t the acne itself. It’s the scars and discoloration they can leave behind. This kind of scarring can be embarrassing, and normally you have to cover up the appearance with heavy makeup.
Well, now you can forget all of that. This blemish remover cream doesn’t look like much, but it works! And even if you don’t have a problem with scarring, it’s still great for your skin because it’s packed with Vitamin E, Tocopherol, shea butter, and coconut oil.
This extraordinary blend of vitamins and botanicals reduces discoloration, scarring, and even stretch marks. The best part is that this cream is perfect for daily use because it’s free of silicone, parabens, and added fragrance which makes it a great product for people with sensitive skin.