Spring skin: Skincare products you need this spring

This past Monday I did a whole post on retinol; what it is, why you should use it, and different products to try. Although retinol is just one product that can be incorporated in your skincare routine, I wanted to chat about all the other ones that are also important to include this spring.

I absolutely love receiving skincare products since this is the base for your makeup. You can have the best, most expensive makeup in the world, but it really all starts with amazing skin.  As a result, whenever I get new products in, I love trying them out, reading about why they are good for the skin, and writing about why you should use them.

From cleansers to toners, serums, moisturizers, masks and more, here are the products you should try this spring.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream moisturizer and cleanser

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Skin-Transforming Hydrating Cleansing Serum and Hydrating Moisturizer

One of the most important products in your routine? A cleanser of course!

I’ve been a huge fan of IT Cosmetics for YEARS now, so when they came out with skincare products I already knew they would be amazing.  The Confidence in a Cleanser (C$36) is a cleanser and serum in one.  This product gently cleanses and moisturizes your skin, leaving it feeling soft, refreshed, and balanced.

Perfect for all skin types, this cleanser contains IT Cosmetics’ Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate, which helps skin appear rejuvenated and moisturized. It also has collagen, hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal, and a super ceramide complex.  Use it alone or with your cleansing brush for an amazing cleanse, which will remove all traces of makeup, leaving it prepped for the rest of your routine.

If you want to keep it all in the family, then follow up with IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer (C$62), which helps to rejuvenate, repair, and restore skin for a softer, smoother, and younger-looking appearance.

This moisturizer quickly absorbs into skin and boosts its natural regenerative cycle for a more healthier and younger-looking complexion. It also has their Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate and helps to reduce the look of pores, discolouration, and signs of aging. The formula contains collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles as well.  To complete the collection, pair it with their Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleanser (C$49) as a toner, and the Confidence in a Cream Eye Cream (C$49) for the ultimate skincare routine.

Dior skin products

Dior Beauty Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment, Intense Rescue Age Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum, and Age-Delay Resurfacing Water

Once your makeup is off and your face is cleansed, I highly recommend using a toner to balance out the pH levels in your skin. For the ultimate in luxury skincare, Dior has recently released some new products to their skincare line for younger-looking skin

The Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Resurfacing Water (C$83) is a facial water for the face to help get rid of dead skin cells and clear away any facial imperfections. It also helps to prep the next step in your routine, a serum. In addition to just using this on a cotton pad and rubbing it on your face, Dior says you can also use it as a mask by applying it on your face and then leaving on for 10 minutes before the rest of your routine.

Speaking of which, typically after a toner I go in with an eye cream, and Dior has also come out with a brand-new eye treatment in their Capture Youth Line. The Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment (C$95) is an eye serum that helps to combat fatigue, dark circles, and signs of ageing.

This eye serum contains Crithmum, a natural alternative to retinol and helps to densify and smooth the skin for the maximum diffusion of light.  As a result, the area around your eyes look less puffy, and dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles, are diminished over time.

Finish up the routine with the Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum (C$120), which is Dior’s hero product. this serum helps to restore lipids and helps to reset dry skin.  I’ve chatted about products that help to combat environmental aggressors, and this one is targeted for that as well.  Heat, air conditioning, pollution, etc. can all result in dryness, dullness, and lack of radiance and this serum helps to restore skin by repairing the skin’s surface.  It increases lipid production and stimulates the internal regeneration process. It also contains argan oil, tamanu to strengthen skin, and iris florentina, which boosts the skin’s internal resistance process to help delay visible signs of aging.

Aveeno Peel-Off masks for spring 2019

Aveeno Peel-Off Masks

I love doing a mask once or twice a week (usually on Sundays), so I’m always on the hunt for new ones to try out. The best thing about masks are the fact that they come in so many shapes and sizes and all have amazing benefits to them.

Brand new from Aveeno for spring, they have released a line of peel-off masks aimed at anti-aging, magnifying skin, and making it more radiant.

The Aveeno Clear Complexion Purely Matte peel-off mask is a mask infused with alpha hydroxy acids, soy and pomegranate, which lifts away impurities that block pores to reveal clearer-looking skin.  This mask helps to tone down shine for a matte finish.

The Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Pre-Tox peel-off mask is infused with antioxidant-rich blackberry complex and vitamin E which helps exfoliate and get rid of impurities for healthier-looking skin.

Finally, the Aveeno Positively Radiant Max Glow peel-off mask is infused with alpha hydroxy acids, soy and kiwi to exfoliate dull, tired skin, leaving you with a smoother, more even skin tone and texture.

All three masks retail for around C$12.97 (Walmart Canada pricing) and work the same way. You apply the mask to your face, let dry and then gently peel it off once its fully dry. I usually leave these on for 20-30 minutes and then start peeling them.  All three gently exfoliate skin and are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and paragon and phthalate free.

I do have a love-hate relationship with peel-off masks since I find most of them to hurt while you’re peeling it (especially if you have little hairs or peach fuzz on your face). The pain wasn’t too bad on these, but I also want to note that these have a slight sheen to them but are relatively clear, so it’s a little tough to see where you actually applied these.

Neostrata serum and Neutrogena peel-off mask

Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Peel-Off Mask

Speaking of peel-off masks, Neutrogena also has one up their sleeve.

The Neutrogena Deep Clean Purifying Peel-Off Mask (C$4.79 at Shoppers Drug Mart) is a one-time use facial sheet mask that unclogs posts, removes dean skin cells, excess surface oil, dirt and makeup to leave your skin feeling soft, clear, and clean. This one is super cool since the oil-free facial cleansing mask actually starts to transform from a liquid to a dry solid that you end up peeling off. You can tell when it’s dry since the mask becomes clear. In all, Neutrogena recommends 20 minutes for this mask.

I actually really loved this mask since it was something super cool to try out. I’ve never seen a sheet mask before that transforms into a peel-off. It was definitely the best of both worlds.

Neostrata Firming Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum

If anti-aging is a major skincare benefit for you, then you need to look into Neostrata’s Firming Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum.

This serum helps to bring back volume to slack skin through the use of Aminofil amino acid derivative concentrated to target the skin’s hydrating matriculates for a more lifted appearance. Skin appears for full and also more hydrated. It also exfoliates to reduce the look of dark spots. Skin will look and feel more elastic and wrinkles and enlarged pores should look diminished. Apply this before your moisturizer twice a day for the best results.

Indeed Labs Hyaluronic Lip Balm

Indeed Labs Hydraluron+ Volumising Lip Treatment

If I was stuck on a desert island and I only had to have one lip product with me, it would totally be lip balm.

Lip balm is one of those items that you typically have a million of but always have to carry with you. You’ll never know when dry lips will strike!

The brand-new Hydraluron+ Volumising Lip Treatment (C$14.99) from Indeed Labs takes a hydrating lip balm and infuses it with hydrating actives and ingredients that are designed to hydrate, soothe, nourish, volumize, plump, and treat lips.  It contains a blend of pomegranate sterols, coffee, teal, and tropical fruit extracts to work to increase moisture levels and enhance barrier function while brightening skin and promoting skin elasticity.  It’s also formulated with their Volulip and ultra-filling spheres, which improve the internal and superficial lip texture to visibly plump up lips.

After one application, lips feel moisturized, look and feel full, and best of all, beautifully radiant. I mean, what else could you possibly want from a lip balm?

From masks to moisturizers to lip balms, there are so many amazing products to try out this season. Best of all, you don’t need to spend a small fortune on your skincare since too many brands have released awesome products at all price points.

What are you most excited to try out when it comes to skincare? 

Please note, products provided by PR. All opinions are my own.

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