My Favorite Skincare Products from 2018

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Posted: 01/24/2019·

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Over the past year I have discovered some wonderful skincare products that have transformed my skin, I hope you enjoy them too!

Over the past year I have discovered some wonderful skincare products that have transformed my skin, I hope you enjoy them too!

While I don’t usually blog about skincare, I have discovered a few really wonderful products that haven’t let me down. Being outside in the wind, snow, sun, and dust year round left my skin feeling very tired, dry, and lifeless.

I went on a hunt to find the best skincare products to give my skin life again without spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars. Throughout 2018 I tried a lot of products, some weren’t great, but some have been amazing!

One of my favorites is Peach & Lily’s aqua glow gel, and at $12, I consider it to be a great find!

My skin has dramatically improved over the past year, and I have found that I don’t need to use the same amount of makeup that I used to in order to feel “ready”. I hope you enjoy discovering the best skincare products that I found in 2018. What are some of your favorite skincare products?

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Over the past year I have discovered some wonderful skincare products that have transformed my skin, I hope you enjoy them too!

The $4 tool that changed my face:

I know you might think I am crazy, but in 2018 I also began dermaplaning my face every 3-4 weeks. If you’re not sure what dermaplaning is, it’s a fancy way of saying “shaving”. I use a tinkle razor blade to remove dead skin and peach fuzz on my face. The results have been absolutely incredible! And if you’re wondering if the hair grows back thicker, it doesn’t. ;)

Skincare products and makeup absorb into my skin so much easier and my skin feels fresh and smooth! If you’re nervous to give dermaplaning a try, just do it! You will be amazed at how wonderful your skin looks and feels after. Your skin will literally glow!

Now onto skincare products that I want to share with you…

Peach & Lily

I discovered Peach & Lily from my friend Lindsey and this Korean skin care company has hundreds of incredible products. I have fallen in love with a couple of them. The founder, Alicia, went to beauty school and then onto Harvard business school (how cool is that?), she has since created a Korean skincare company that allows women in the US access to some of the most advanced formulas and Korean skincare regiments.

Alicia has an awesome Instagram account and has made it her mission to provide the very best Korean skincare products to us. These products are for the most part, very inexpensive, and offer really wonderful results!

My very very very favorite product from P&L is the Peach Slices aqua glow gel. It is what I use every morning before I apply foundation and I swear it makes my skin plump and hydrated. I have gone through an entire tube of it and just ordered another one.

I also love Peach & Lily for their sheet masks and oils. The oils and masks I have placed below are very hydrating and inexpensive!


Over the past year I have discovered some wonderful skincare products that have transformed my skin, I hope you enjoy them too!

Beauty Counter

Beauty Counter’s Dew Skin has replaced all other foundations in my makeup kit! I am always hesitant to buy into multi-level marketing, but Beauty Counter is one that I can get behind. I use their Dew Skin as my foundation every day, it’s definitely one of my favorite products (I like my skin to be very moisturized and dewey).

I purchased the Beauty Balm after seeing it was a best seller. Honestly, I don’t think it’s worth the price. It doesn’t remove my eye makeup effectively, and leaves a greasy residue.

I do really like the makeup removing wipes though! They are my go-to whenever I am feeling a little lazy and just need a quick cleanse before bed.

My Skincare Routine:

Morning Skincare Routine

  1. Light rinse with water & a drop of Castile soap.

  2. I skip toner because I haven’t found one that I love and it makes my skin feel tight. I just ordered the Raw Sauce from Peach & Lily, I’ll let you know how I like it!

  3. Day oil application – I like Hyaluronic Acid 100 from Peach & Lily.

  4. Aqua Glow Gel from Peach & Lily.

  5. BC’s Dew Skin topped with cream bronzer & blush at my cheekbones

Evening Skincare Routine

  1. Beauty Balm Cleanser to remove makeup (it does a poor job, I am searching for something new).

  2. TSF Botanical’s charcoal cleansing bar to remove residue.

  3. A dab of Snail Repair cream.

  4. Night oil/serum application – I like Night Repair Serving Ampoule or A&B’s Purify Serum.

  5. TSF Botanical’s Cloud. Just a tiny bit goes a long way.

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  1. Hello! Thanks for posting I’m always looking for new products to try on my skin. I read that you use Beauty Counter’s Beauty Balm Cleanser to remove your makeup, I have tried this too and sadly wasn’t crazy about it. I recently started using products called KPS Essentials. They are local (to me in MI) and seem to have a really great line! I use their aromatherapy cleansing oil (it does not smell strong!) at night to remove makeup and buff with a spinning brush and then wash it off in the shower with their brightening cream cleanser. It has SO helped my skin stay hydrated and feels great, I’m not normally one for oils. My husband is a farmer and we spend quite a bit of time outside, so I understand the struggle of dirt and the cold in the winter and thought I would share with you. :) I promise this isn’t a sponsored post in anyway, just great products that I found really work for my “outside” winter skin too! :) Cheers!


  2. Thank you for posting!!! I feel like I’m always commenting on how great your skin looks so I’m excited to look into these products. Over the past few years, I completely skip cleansers, toners and the whole deal. I ONLY use micellar water to remove my makeup/cleanse in the mornings and at night. Apparently its a French thing to "not wash your face" and I swear by the micellar water. My skin isn’t as red and inflamed and I don’t break out at all anymore. You should look into it for makeup removal! :)

  3. This is awesome, thank you for sharing! I’ve been searching for quality, affordable skin care products, and these are all great options!