12 Days of Skincare


For my 12 Days of Skincare series, I am sharing my most loved and used skincare products of 2020. I have dry, sensitive, and acne-prone skin, and all of these produts leave my skin hydrated without causing any irritation. The same skincare products may not work for different people, but all of these have clean ingredients and high quality formulas that I absolutely love.

Day 1 – Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
  • Price: $38 for 5.1 oz.
  • Description: a gentle, hydrating face wash that removes makeup and impurities without stripping your skin; suitable for all skin types
  • Key Ingredients: soy proteins maintain elasticity and prevent signs of aging; cucumber extract soothes inflammation and redness; rosewater moisturizes and tones
  • Hot Tip: Use this as the second step in your double cleaning routine to leave your skin clean but hydrated.
Day 2 – Summer Fridays Overtime Mask
  • Price: $44 for 2.25 oz.
  • Description: a clarifying face mask that gently exfoliates, removing dead skin cells for smooth, radiant skin; suitable for all skin types, especially dry
  • Key Ingredients: pumpkin smooths and brightens; apricot seed powder gently exfoliates; oat kernel proteins soothe and clarify
  • Hot Tip: Regularly exfoliate to ensure your base makeup looks flawless.
Day 3 – Cerave PM Faial Moisturizing Lotion*
  • Price: $12 for 2 oz.
  • Description: a lightweight, moisturizer that hydrates skin overnight; suitable for all skin types
  • Key Ingredients: ceramides strengthen skin barrier to lock in moisture; niacinamide minimizes pores, unevenness, and fine lines; hyaluronic acid hydrates and minimizes signs of aging; glycerin helps skin retain moisture
  • Hot Tip: Mix a small amount of moisturizer with your foundation for a sheer, glowy base.
Day 4 – Volition Beauty Hibiscus Unspottable Correcting Oil
  • Price: $49 for 1.1 oz.
  • Description: a correcting oil that minimizes dark spots, moisturizes, and prevents signs of aging; suitable for normal to dry skin
  • Key Ingredients: hibiscus oil gently exfoliates and reduces discoloration; licorice root extract brightens and soothes
  • Hot Tip: Apply in the morning for a dewy glow before makeup.
Day 5 – Timeless Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  • Price: $11 for 2 oz.
  • Description: a lightweight serum of 1% hyaluronic acid deeply hydrates skin for a softer, glowier complexion; suitable for all skin types, especially dry
  • Key Ingredients: sodium hyaluronate, one of the salt forms of hyaluronic acid, penetrates the skin to hydrate and minimize signs of aging
  • Hot Tip: Apply several drops every morning and night, separately or combined with a moisturizer.
Day 6 – Lux Unfiltered Nº 12 Bronzing Face Drops
  • Price: $42 for 1 oz.
  • Description: moisturizing and bronzing face drops improve radiance and provide an even, natural-looking tan without the risk of sun damage; suitable for all skin types
  • Key Ingredients: antioxidants from fruits like pomegranate, coconut, and passion fruit protect and brighten skin; hyaluronic acid hydrates and minimizes signs of aging; glycerin helps skin retain moisture
  • Hot Tip: Combine the desired number of drops with moisturizer for a subtle glow or apply to a moisturized face on their own for a deeper tan, perfect for replacing foundation.
Day 7 – Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen
  • Price: $10 for 3 oz.
  • Description: a lightweight, gel sunscreen that moisturizes and protects skin but looks and feels invisible, seamlessly integrating with skincare and makeup; suitable for normal to dry skin types
  • Key Ingredients: hyaluronic acid hydrates and minimizes signs of aging; glycerin helps skin retain moisture
  • Hot Tip: Apply at least once per day to protect against skin damage and premature aging.
Day 8 – Volition Beauty Celery Green Cream
  • Price: $55 for 1.7 oz.
  • Description: a lightweight, gel moisturizer that purifies while blurring imperfections; suitable for all skin types
  • Key Ingredients: celery seed extract minimizes the appearance of pores; hyaluronic acid hydrates and minimizes signs of aging; peptides hydrate and plump skin
  • Hot Tip: Apply this moisturizer before makeup for a smooth, flawless base.
Day 9 – Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask
  • Price: $48 for 2.25 oz.
  • Description: a thick, cream face mask that deeply hydrates for soft, bright skin; suitable for normal to dry skin types
  • Key Ingredients: chestnut extract gently exfoliates; vitamin C brightens and hydrates; niacinamide minimizes pores, unevenness, and fine lines
  • Hot Tip: Use as a 10-minute mask, an overnight mask, or a daily moisturizer or makeup primer.
Day 10 – Laneige Water Sleeping Mask
  • Price: $25 for 2.3 oz.
  • Description: A lightweight, leave-on gel mask that locks in moisture overnight; suitable for all skin types
  • Key Ingredients: mineral water restores stressed, dehydrated skin; apricot and primrose brighten and purify; sodium hyaluronate, one of the salt forms of hyaluronic acid, penetrates the skin to hydrate and minimize signs of aging
  • Hot Tip: Apply at the end of your evening skincare routine to boost hydration of other products for softer skin.
Day 11 – Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater
  • Price: $12 for 8 oz.
  • Description: a gentle and relaxing face mist that hydrates and tones skin and refreshes makeup throughout the day
  • Key Ingredients: aloe soothes redness and irritation; thyme clarifies skin; rosewater rejuvenates, hydrates, and tones
  • Hot Tip: Spritz on your face before retouching makeup to avoid cakiness.
Day 12 – Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
  • Price: $22 for 0.70 oz.
  • Description: a leave-on lip mask that hydrates and nourishes overnight for soft, smooth lips
  • Key Ingredients: vitamin C hydrates; antioxidants from berries protect, soothe, and soften skin; hyaluronic acid hydrates and minimizes signs of aging
  • Hot Tip: Apply a thin layer at the end of your morning skincare routine to prep lips for makeup.

Thank you for spending time with me this holiday season. I know how much you love skincare, so I hope you found this series helpful and informative.

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