No matter how much I love a product, I usually love trying new products more. So it's extremely rare that I actually repurchase a product. When I do though, I think it says something about the product. I don't really like to throw around the term 'holy grail' with makeup and skincare, because I think preferences can change way too easily, but if I were to call any skincare products my 'holy grails,' it would be these four:
The Shea Moisture Shave Honey & Black Seed Skin Healing Elixir is the first product I reach for after shaving. It's so easy to apply, as all I have to do is spray it over my legs before I go in with lotion. And I swear. I don't get razor burn anymore. Even if I do a sloppy shave job, I just don't get razor burn if I spray some of this magic juice on afterward. Yes, it stings a little, but it works, so I'll let it slide.
This stuff. The Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads do exactly what the name implies. Salicylic acid doesn't really work for my acne, but 10% glycolic acid sure does. I like to use this all over my face, and it also helps with occasional body breakouts as well. Plus it smells like peach bellini. And I'm a sucker for peach.
Okay. So as I kind of mentioned above, my body is prone to breakouts. And while the Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser is way too harsh for my face, this cleanser really helps keep the bacne at bay. Seriously, I basically don't break out at all anymore since I started using this stuff everyday. I will never not have a bottle of this in my shower.
The Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 is quite possibly my most surprising repurchase. I never expected to fall in love with a moisturizer, mostly because I thought my oily, acne-prone skin was too sensitive to ever jive completely with any product on the market. But this stuff thoroughly moisturizes my face, doesn't make me prematurely oily, doesn't make me break out, is a really great base for makeup (I use powder foundation), and has SPF to boot.
So while I might still try different products in other areas of my skincare routine, I'm done searching for replacements for these four items. What are some staples in your skincare routine?