By: Tina Lain Photos by: Rachel Benavides
Personally, my best self can be found somewhere in between a juice cleanse and elbows deep in a plate of southern mac-n-cheese. I mean, balance is key, right? Like you, I too have participated in countless beauty fads, tried an endless product list, and spent more pennies than I care to tally-up on beauty product blunders. To help maximize your time and budget, I’ve selected a few of my personal favorites just in time for the new year – new you mantra to be on repeat, over and over again.
Milk Jelly Cleanser – A gentle cleanser designed to dissolve the daily grime and grit away.
Glossier Priming Moisturizer – Hydrates your skin while evening out pigmentation.
Glossier Balm Dotcom – A soothing balm provides just enough moisture to your skin to maintain a healthy glow throughout your busy day.
Together, these three products create an affordable and effortless foundation for a daily routine resulting in radiant skin.
Products are available on glossier.com $40 Trio +S/H
Slow Beauty by Shel Pink
Taking care of our skin externally will only go so far for so long. After reading Pink’s approach to daily rituals and integrating both nutritional and beautification recipes in to my practice rotation, the connection of living better resulting in looking better became apparent. Such a basic concept, yet so easily misunderstood by so many of us. Her philosophy and practice are simple: slow down and provide time for yourself to connect with yourself. After all, we are our most significant investment and lifelong asset.
Book available for local purchase at Gold Dust Cosmetic Tattooing $20
Slow-Aging Bitters Winter Juice
1 handful fresh parsley
Pinch of freshly ground black pepper, for garnish
Eminence Organic – Citrus & Kale Potent C + E Masque
The Citrus & Kale Potent C + E Masque reverses environmental damage and minimizes signs of aging resulting in a smoother, younger-looking appearance. The combination of leafy kale, spinach, and broccoli sprouts added to a cocktail of citrus extracts lighten dark spots, boost elasticity, and balance oil production, while vitamins C and E create a protective shield from free radicals. This masque is ideal for nourishing aging skin. You had me at “smoother, younger-looking appearance”!
Product available on eminenstore.com $70 +S/H
Eminence Organics – Tropical Vanilla Day Cream SPF 32
This product features a natural sunscreen that enriches your skin with vital nutrients and antioxidants, while vanilla works to improve circulation for a healthy, revitalized look. Linden flower and shea butter replenish moisture as aloe vera heals and calms, smoothing texture and improving tone.
Product available on eminenstore.com $68 +S/H
Eminence Organic – Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
Designed to offer an immediate purification and brightening of your complexion, this product is power packed and delivers a smooth, flawless looking finish.
Product available on eminenstore.com $48 +S/H
Gold Dust Mystic Mama Facial Mask
This is my go-to mask providing balance, detox, and deep cleaning. Made with micro-ground coconut milk, colloidal oatmeal and kaolin clay, it’s a gentle version of a clay mask broadly designed for all skin types.
Product Available at Gold Dust Cosmetics
NuFACE Trinity Facial Toning Device
The first FDA cleared at-home facial toning device helps improve facial contour, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as five minutes a day. NuFACE is my secret at home weapon for glowing tone skin!
Jade Roller Beauty Amethyst Roller
Rolling the collagen-boosting amethyst across your facial structure morning and night turns your skincare routine into a total body healing ritual by detoxifying and eliminating lymph stagnation.
Product available locally at Skincare Butik $68