8 Simple Skin Care Products for the Girl Who Doesn't Wear Makeup
By: Rebecca Norris
Navigating the beauty market can be a bit overwhelming; with so many products and ingredients to sort through and choose from, where's a girl to start? If you prefer your beauty routine to mimic that of your daily life, simple and to the point, then this is where you'll want to keep scrolling. Ahead we share some of our favorite skin care products that will leaving you so fresh and so clean, not to mention clear, without stressing you out with overloaded labels and ingredients. Ready to reveal your new minimalist beauty routine? Keep reading!
French Sea Clay + Pineapple Enzymes Facial Cleanser, $36; oxalis apothecary.com
The first step of any skin care routine should be a quality cleanse. This gentle, purifying and brightening cleanser ideal for normal, combination and oily skin types will do just the trick. Where willow bark extract helps battle unwanted blemishes, aloe leaf calms the surface of the skin and grape seed oil locks in moisture, leaving your skin freshly cleansed and hydrated for the day ahead.
Clear Skin Elixir, $49; helloaglow.com
Ever wish you could just wake up with clear skin? This pink masque may be just what you're looking for. Created with 19 whole, plant and organic ingredients, this overnight exfoliating detox masque will not only heal your current breakouts, but will also help prevent new ones from forming.
Ready to reduce your redness? This deep blue oil is enriched with Azulene, a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial that aids in reducing redness and clarifying the complexion, making it perfect for combination, oily and blemish-prone skin types. Layer it on after cleansing and watch as your skin transforms.
As much as you may love your cleanser, chances are it's missing a few pieces of dirt and debris on your face. That's where toner comes in--this minimalist one, especially. The alcohol free, skin-balancing formula is both hydrating and refreshing and reduces the appearance of pores while picking up every last trace of build-up.
Lake & Skye
11 11 Fragrance, $48; lakeandskye.com
Beyond traditional skin care comes the fragrances you layer onto it. Instead of purchasing a fragrance that everyone and their mother has, reach for this simple yet bold unisex blend inspired by the teaching of Kundalini yoga and the color white. The sheer, simple, clean notes give off a seriously ethereal vibe that will leave people asking where you got your signature scent.
Nourishing Cream, $95; nerdskincare.com
Ever picked a tad too much at your breakouts? Or maybe you've had your fair share of sun damage? Whatever the case may be, this rich and luxurious cream not only helps reverse damage, but helps rebuild its own protective, acne-resisiting barrier, as well.
One Love Organics
In the busy world that we live in, we're all under extreme pressure to become multi-taskers. Why not let your skin care products be, too? This product removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin, all while moisturizing, illuminating and even turning mineral powders into a glowing foundation. I mean, how can you resist?
Youth To The People
Last but not least, we have the YTTP mask. This super-soft, super hydrating superfood mask helps speed cell turnover and nourish skin with age-fighting phytonutrients.
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