Moisturizers, put yours to work

Moisturizer, a skincare routine staple, easily trusted, but . These bottles of potent skincare magic can transform your skin before your eyes (some almost overnight), and when implemented into a routine can deliver to you the skin of your dreams. So. much. power. in just a few drops. I've tried, tested, tossed, and hoarded.  Here are my top five.


1. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluide 

If you choose to buy one serum today, let it be this one. When I started to get fine lines on my forehead, this serum saved me from a catastrophic meltdown (okay, dramatic) restoring my skin to its formally smooth and taut glory, almost overnight! 

FOR: fine lines, acne, uneven skin texture, discoloration- put on at night after cleansing before moisturizer


3. Epionce Renewal Facial Lotion

Living in New York, between the toxic atmosphere that we call "air" and the toxins that I inevitably ingest, we could all use a little detox. Dior's one essential does just that for your skin. It's light non greasy formula allows it to be suitable for day use- will bring the "bounce" back and clear away those imperfections.AND it makes your face unbelievably soft.

FOR: dull, sensitive, uneven pigmentation/texture, acne clearing, one and done.


2.Origins Ginzing Moisturizer

 You know those days where your skin is so dry, where you feel like you could slap on a whole bottle of moisturizer and it still doesn't do shit? This baby will banish your fine lines and dehydration, so you'll wake up with a smooth hydrated complexion. 

FOR: dry/tired skin, fine lines, dull complexion- put on at night after cleansing before moisturizer


4. La Mer Moisturizing Cream

This bad boy is choc full of Vitamin C. And packs a punch! After just a week of using this, the pesky pigmentation from when I went a little too wild extracting (shut up, we all do it) was a worry of yesteryear! This guy delivers a brightened more even toned complexion in just a few days, and the citrus scent certainly doesn't hurt either.

FOR: dull, uneven pigmentation, fine lines- apply after cleansing and follow with moisturizer.


Honorable mentions: 

1) Skin Ceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

This serum was my day one. Dry flaky skin is no match for this lightweight formula. I'm serious, its like dry skin glue, it's a miracle worker. And if you're not on the hyaluronic acid train by now... seriously, where the fuck have you been? better hop on board.

2) Glossier Super Glow

I JUST got this, like, a week ago- but so far the proof is in the puddin'. With this vitamin C and magnesium serum I'm waking up with a glow. I'll touch back with a thorough review at a later date.






Kiel's Ultra Facial Cream

This is the newest addition to my medicine cabinet (shout out to the roomie for the introduction) and with luminous skin being a la mode, your highlighter can take a back seat to this power player. I press the light pearlescent formula into my skin before my makeup to give me that dewey (not oily) "It" girl glow I didn't believe was possible! 

FOR: Dull, uneven toned skin- apply before moisturizer