Skin care has been a big focus of mine lately, even more so than ever before. A big reason for this is that I’ve been spending a lot more time outside and want to make sure my skin stays protected and nourished. In the spring and summer, our skin is exposed to harsh natural elements (like UVA rays) and not-so-natural elements (hello, pool chemicals!). I have rounded up some of my favorite spring skincare products from a few beauty brands that I love. They’re not just pretty packages; they also work hard to keep my skin looking and feeling its best!
One of my most recent skincare discoveries is Graffiti Collective. It didn’t take long for me to fall head over heels in love with their colorful face masks! I had the privilege of meeting the founder, Sheila Patel, and her passion for creating natural skincare that everyone can enjoy is truly inspiring.
Not only are Graffiti Collective’s products amazing, the overall concept of the brand is different than anything I’ve seen before in the beauty industry. Graffiti Collective is combining raw, natural skincare with urban street art to encourage creativity and fearlessness. Believe it or not, skincare can actually be a form of art and self-expression. Pretty cool concept, right? They have an amazing line of face masks in gorgeous bold colors that are so much fun to paint on and get creative (while also nourishing your skin in the process). My favorite is the Street Rose smoothing face mask, and not just because it’s pretty and pink. It brightens, tightens, and makes my skin feel SO smooth and hydrated. Plus, I love that I can actually move my face while the mask is on (unlike a lot of drying masks I’ve tried). I know you guys will fall in love with this brand like I have! Use code ‘POSY20’ for 20% off at GraffitiCollective.com!
A brand that I have loved for years is Tata Harper. I’ve tried many of their products and have never once been disappointed! My favorites include the Clarifying Moisturizer and Clarifying Mask for acne-prone skin. The Creme Riche is an anti-aging peptide night cream that I’ve been using pretty much every night on my face, neck, and chest. I love knowing that I am treating my skin with the very best clean, natural ingredients when I use Tata Harper products! When I met Tata Harper a few years ago, I loved hearing her speak about why she created the brand. My key takeaway: you shouldn’t have to risk your health for beauty!
Ahh, Elemis… my true love. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably heard me rave about this brand for a while now. I have way too many favorites to list, but some absolute must-haves are their Pro Collagen Marine Cream (also with SPF 30), the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, and I swear by their entire Superfood line. When my skin was at its worst a few years ago, I am 100% positive that these Elemis products helped bring it back to life.
Any other K-Beauty lovers out there? Mamonde’s gorgeous packaging was initially what drew me in, but their products are so good that now I’m hooked! If you’ve been wanting to try a beauty water, the one to get is Mamonde’s Rose Water Toner. It leaves my skin feeling so refreshed, and honestly smells like a rose garden! I also love their Pore Clean Clay Mask when I’m in need of a detox. It helps reduce the appearance of large pores, which I have struggled with for years.
I love Pixi Beauty Skintreats for many reasons, and one is that they’re easily accessible! If I am running low on something, I know I can grab it on my next Target run. Their products are affordable, but also super high-quality. A few of my favorites include the Glow Tonic (that I use daily), Glow Tonic Serum, DetoxifEYE Under-Eye Patches, and their entire line of rose-infused products. I’m a rose addict, what can I say? I also LOVE their makeup, which I’ll be sharing with you soon in another post!
Laneige is another one of my favorite K-Beauty brands. They have some of the most hydrating products I’ve tried (and who can resist their colorful packaging?). My favorites are the Water Sleeping Mask and the Lip Sleeping Mask (can’t forget to give your lips some love too)! Most recently, I started using their Moisturizing Foam Cleanser and I love its rich, creamy lather. My skin feels so smooth afterwards!
Although, this isn’t a complete list of skincare brands I use, these have definitely been my go-to as of late. Have you tried any of these products? I would love to hear about your favorites!