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At-Home Beauty: Skincare Products

Because of my love of Do-It-Yourself projects, I’ve always enjoyed experimenting with different at-home beauty treatments that normally require an expensive visit to the salon. Plus, if there’s an opportunity for me to save a couple dollars, I’m always down. Many of these treatments definitely have a learning curve and take some practice. But, if I was able to teach myself these DIY treatments, you can too! Here is everything you need to know to get started, and some purchase options to bring the glam squad right to you at home! 

Inside my medicine cabinet:

Skincare has become a bit of an obsession for me lately. I’m constantly trying out new products and tools, and wanted to share what’s inside my medicine cabinet right now with you all! We’ve got facial oils, masks, serums, sprays and lotions. Stay tuned for another post on skincare tools and my skincare routine!

*Note: Products are all linked to original sources. All information credited to original product websites. Not all ingredients are listed. No sponsored post or ads here, just some products that I love!

Facial Oils

1. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Face Oil, $50

  • Ingredients: Lavender Essential Oils, Evening Primrose Oil, Squalane
  • Benefits: reduces visibility of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes and firms, refines texture, boosts radiance
  • How to use: apply and massage 2-3 drops into skin at night

2. Burt’s Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil, $16

  • Ingredients: Rosehip Seed Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil, Evening Primrose Seed Extract
  • Benefits: nourishes & hydrates skin, reduces visibility of fine lines and wrinkles
  • How to use: apply and massage 2-3 drops into skin in the morning and/or at night

3. HydroPeptide Moisture Reset Phytonutrient Facial Oil, $120

  • Ingredients: Rice Bran Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Lavender Oil, Avocado Oil
  • Benefits: nourishes and hydrates skin, soothes and softens skin texture, protects skin from environmental damage
  • How to use: apply and massage 3-5 drops into skin in the morning and/or at night

*Tip: Add a few drops of this to other products like serums or lotions for extra moisture!

4. Milani Rose Prep & Brighten Face Oil, $14

  • Ingredients: Vitamin C, Sunflower Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Sweet Almond Oil
  • Benefits: hydrate, tighten, balance, brighten, rejuvinate skin
  • How to use: apply and massage 1-2 drops into skin in the morning and/or at night

*Tip: This can also be used as a makeup primer! It is also multi-functional and can be used on the body and hair.


1. TruSkin Tea Tree Clear Skin Serum, $25

  • Ingredients: Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Rosehip Seed Oil, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Retinol
  • Benefits: revitalize aging skin, restore skin, reduces visibility of blemishes and dark spots
  • How to use: apply and massage 2-3 drops into skin ONLY 2-3 times per week

2. Yeouth Retinol Serum, $20 (gifted to me by Yeouth Skincare)

  • Ingredients: Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera
  • Benefits: encourages healthy collagen production, gently exfoliates and hydrates skin, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • How to use: apply and massage 2-3 drops into skin at night

*Read more about this product on my Beauty Product Spotlight post here!

3. Farmacy Beauty Honeymoon Glow AHA Resurfacing Night Serum, $58

  • Ingredients: AHA Blend, Salicylic Acid, Flower Acids Blend, Hyaluronic Acid, Honey Extract
  • Benefits: resurfaces dull skin, refines pores, gently exfoliates, softens and hydrates skin
  • How to use: apply and massage 2-3 drops into skin at night


1. Premium Nature Dead Sea Mud Mask, $9

  • Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, Dead Sea Mud, Shea Butter, Aloe Vera 
  • Benefits: anti-aging, restores skin elasticity, firmness and tone, reduces the appearance of cellulite, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • How to use: apply and massage into skin (face, body), leave on for 7-12 minutes, rinse

2. Philosophy Purity Made Simple Pore Extractor Face Mask, $18

  • Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, White Kaolin Clay
  • Benefits: draws out impurities, scrubs away blackheads, and shrinks the look of pores
  • How to use: apply and massage into skin (T-Zone), leave on for 5-10 minutes, rinse

3. SheaMoisture Beautyhack Face + Body Mud Mask Base, $21

  • Ingredients: Aztec Bentonite Clay, Shea Butter, Citric Acid
  • Benefits: cleanses pores, purifies and soothes skin
  • How to use: mix clay with products of your choice, apply to skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes, rinse

4. Origins Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask, $26

  • Ingredients: Bentonite, Charcoal Powder, Dehydroacetic Acid
  • Benefits: purifies skin, unclogs pores, deeply detoxes, absorbs environmental toxins & dissolves impurities
  • How to use: apply and massage into skin, allow to dry, rinse

Facial Sprays

1. Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater

  • Ingredients: Aloe Leaf Juice, Rosa Canina Extract, Thyme Leaf Extract
  • Benefits: hydrates, revitalizes and rejuvenates skin
  • How to use: spritz on face before/after applying makeup/moisturizer or throughout the day

*Tip: spray onto makeup sponges and/or brushes before applying makeup!

 2. The Lyfestyle Co Beach Mist After Sun Spray

  • Ingredients: Dead Sea Salt, Vitamin C, Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Lavender Oil, Peppermint Oil
  • Benefits: resets, refreshes, soothes, and hydrates skin
  • How to use: spritz on clean skin


1. Formula 10.0.6 Seriously Shine Free Mattifying Moisturizer, $7

  • Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Bamboo Stem Extract, Aloe Leaf Juice
  • Benefits: moisturizes and smoothes skin, leaves a matte finish, absorbs excess oil
  • How to use: apply and sweep onto cleansed skin

2. It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer, $49

  • Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Aloe Leaf Extract, Shea Butter, Turmeric Root Extract, Sativa Leaf Extract, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Orange Peel Oil
  • Benefits: moisturizes, minimizes look of fine lines, wrinkles and pores, evens tone
  • How to use: apply and sweep onto cleansed skin


1. Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, $17

  • Ingredients: Salicylic Acid, Sulfur, and Calamine, Zinc Oxide
  • Benefits: dries up blemishes overnight
  • How to use: do not shake bottle, dip cotton swab into liquid and sediment, apply to blemishes at night

2. Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel, $48

  • Ingredients: Pineapple, Pomegranate & Keratinase Enzymes, Cellulose, Glycerin & Hyaluronic Acid
  • Benefits: rolls, lifts and exfoliates impurities
  • How to use: apply to dry skin, massage into skin and rinse

3. Farmacy Beauty Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm, $48

  • Ingredients: Vitamin C, Acmella Flower Extract, Blackcurrant Seed, Balloon Vine Extract & Sunflower Oil
  • Benefits: fights the signs of aging, nourishes, protects, renews skin tone
  • How to use: apply a thin layer and massage into skin at night

4. Tan-Luxe The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops

  • Ingredients: Glycerin, Raspberry Seed Oil, Aloe Leaf Juice, Caffeine, Hydrolyzed Silk
  • Benefits: stimulates skin firmness, hydrates, tans skin
  • How to use: mix 1-12 drops into moisturizer, serum or oil and apply to skin

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