My Beauty Ride or Die Products

The older I get, the more I see how skincare and beauty products can be a true gamechanger. With the right products, my skin is happier, I feel better, look better, my hair is more manageable, and I can even get away with less or no makeup. These are my tried and true, my beauty ride or die products for hair, skin, and body.  These products I buy over and over and they never disappoint:

collage of the beauty products mentioned in this blog post

Body Products

Favorite Body Wash: Bioderma Atoderm Cleansing Oil

This body wash is for dry and sensitive skin, so sensitive it can be used on babies. However, our whole family uses it. While it's called an oil, it lathers up like a traditional shower gel, doesn’t have a strong scent, a little goes a long way, and I get the big bottles with a pump so it’s good for portion control with family members who are prone to dumping a whole bottle on their bath poof. I didn’t take this on my recent two-week trip, relying on hotel shower gels and a couple of travel-sized bottles I brought with me. My skin was much drier and it made me realize what a difference Atoderm makes!

Favorite Body Moisturizer: Neutrogena Body Oil

This is my ride or die moisturizer. I adore the scent. When I was pregnant, I couldn’t stand most scents and even after my daughter was born I could no longer wear a lot of the perfumes and products I used to wear because the scent bothered me. But Neutrogena Body Oil, the smell makes me so happy, it calms me, stopped my first trimester nausea, doesn’t get all cloying when it’s hot out, doesn’t compete with my perfume, and leaves my skin gleaming. In the summer I wear it alone, in the winter I wear it over a heavyweight fragrance-free lotion or cream.

Favorite Deodorant: Degree

Gosh, I hate to admit this after trying to find the best natural deodorant. I’ve tried, oh how I’ve tried, but every single darn one has failed me. And each time they fail, I go back to Degree. Right now, I’m using the Motion Sense in Pure Clean, but I have a travel size of the original formula in my toiletries bag and it works just as well. No rash, no gross flowers over B.O. smell, it doesn’t show on my clothes, and can last all day.

Favorite Wet Body Exfoliator: Japanese Skin Towels

I first experienced a skin towel when working for The Body shop two decades ago. From the same threads as a body pouf, it’s woven tightly to create a highly exfoliating washcloth that still brings plenty of lather. It’s long enough that you can scrub your back or you can ball it up and use it as a traditional pouf. It dries quickly, doesn’t get musty, and you can even throw it in the dishwasher for the occasional sanitization.  I find these bigger, stronger, and more scrubby than the ones from The Body Shop (and they're also cheaper).

Favorite Dry Body Exfoliator: Dry Brushing Body Brush

I’ve written about the benefits of dry brushing many times before. The brush is less than $20 (oftentimes found for closer to $10) and lasts for years. When you wake, do light swipes all over the body aiming towards the heart. It boosts circulation, gets rid of dry skin, wakes you up, and helps your moisturizer absorb better. This and a skin towel and you won’t recognize your elbows and knees!

Favorite Self-Tanner: Jergens Natural Glow

I review this self-tanner in this blog post, it’s the only self-tanner I’ve ever used that didn’t leave streaks.

Favorite Hand Cream: Aveda Hand Relief

I don’t like hand cream, it’s greasy and heavy and I always seem to need to open a door or a jar after applying it. But Aveda isn’t super greasy, and it smells like a spa and it truly works. I keep a tube next to my bed. It’s not cheap so I ask for it as a gift at the holidays and one tube lasts for months and months.

Favorite All-Over Moisturizer: Sweet Almond Oil

I've written about my love for sweet almond oil before.  I keep a bottle on my nightstand and before bed I apply it to my arms, shoulders, decollete, neck, and anything leftover goes on my knees. I add a bit under my eyes (supposedly helps with dark circles), and then “wipe” my hands off on the ends of my hair.  I add almond oil to my bath, I use it as a cuticle oil, this may be TMI but it can be used as lube (don't use with latex), and it makes a great deep conditioning treatment for your tresses.  It's not the best choice for anyone with a nut allergy, but it's an all-over amazing moisturizer.  I know some will ask – yes I do get the occasional oily spot on my bedlinens from this.  However, I find almond oil washes out easily even from white sheets not leaving oil spots like other oils. 

Favorite Tampons: LOLA

For years I used a menstrual cup and loved it. Low waste, reliable, comfortable, cost-effective. Then I got an IUD, and cups stopped being reliable or comfortable. I tried several different ones, but I’d get horrible cramps and they’d often leak. I had to go back to tampons, but I wanted to choose ones that were the best for the environment and my health. LOLA is a subscription service, but one of the easiest ones to customize, change, pause, and cancel that I’ve experienced. I recommend you try their quiz, where you let them know what kinds of period products you prefer (they have a variety of pads and tampons as well as wipes and other products), how often you get your period and your flow, and other questions. I get the non-applicator tampons and receive a box every month a day or two after my period ends with a variety of absorption selected by me. LOLA notifies me by email a couple of days before the delivery to see if I want to change the selection or even pause it for a month. Each box is $9, shipping free, and it’s free of superfluous packaging and shipped in a discreet brown box. They use 100% certified organic cotton that is free of toxins, dyes, and synthetic fibers; they have donated over two million products to the charity I Support the Girls, and joined forces with Period Equity to end the tampon tax. If you need period products, please know there are amazing options now available beyond what you find in your local drugstore that is better for the environment, your health, fellow women, as well as your wallet.

Face Products

Favorite Facial Cleanser: Colleen Rothschild Cleansing Balm

I have been using this and raving about it for years. Apply the cream to dry skin and gently massage in. It will break up and dissolve long-wear foundation, waterproof mascara, and everything else without stripping your skin. You can wipe off with a wet washcloth but I love covering my face with a hot washcloth, hold it there until it cools, and then wipe off so I get a bit of a spa moment and it helps get everything off my face. My skin ends up clean but not tight, even in the dead of winter. Even if I’m not wearing makeup I use this every night; the nights when I skip it for a traditional cleanser or a cleansing wipe I regret it because my skin wakes up tight and dry.  Please note I have a relationship with Colleen Rothschild Beauty and receive this for free, however, I share it because I seriously love it so much and it has transformed my skin.

Favorite Skincare Product: Pixi Glow Tonic

I wipe my face with it most mornings, I sometimes also use it at night. I wipe it on my pits after a shower; it seems to help with B.O. Use it like a toner after cleansing and before moisturizing, apply with a cotton pad (I love these reusable ones), no need to rinse. It gently exfoliates and brightens and even people with sensitive skin can usually use it. It can supposedly help with collagen production and since it exfoliates, can even skintone and fight signs of aging. Please note I have a relationship with Pixi and occasionally receive bottles of this product for free.  However, I love it so much I also have purchased it when I am out and share it because it's fab.

Favorite Facial Hair Grooming Tool: Tinkle Razors

Yes, I love this one from Noxzema, but Tinkles are so freaking cheap and you can slip one in your makeup bag, your gym bag, your toiletries kit, your work tote and have it at the ready for a random hair or a quick shaping of your brows. Read my original face shaving review.

Favorite Toothpaste: Colgate Sensitive Whitening

I grew up on Colgate and married a guy from a Crest family. I tried, but Colgate is my jam. I did a partnership with Colgate last year and had the chance to try a bunch of their products and fell in love with their sensitive toothpaste with whitening. I want both – white teeth, but also teeth that don’t scream when I eat ice cream or drink hot coffee. And this accomplishes both. No, it’s not going to make your teeth look bleached but it’s more effective than any other sensitive toothpaste I’ve tried in keeping your pearly whites white and just as effective as other brands in keeping my teeth feeling happy.

Hair Products

Favorite Thinning Hair Product: TOPPIK

Toppik is a colored powder fiber. Applied to the scalp, it doesn't dye it but creates an effect of thicker hair at the roots. It's not sticky or greasy or tacky and stays in place if you sweat or get caught in the rain. It also doesn't make my head itch. I got the 12g size bottle maybe two years ago and still haven't used all of it. I got the optional nozzle, I think it makes it easier to get the back of your head. Not only does it make your hair thicker, it also hides if you have roots growing out! Travel tip: If you buy this, there is a tiny cap for the nozzle that can easily pop off or get lost.  Unscrew the cap, slip a piece of plastic from a bag or dry cleaning in between and screw it closed.  You'll be safe even for the bumpiest of flights!

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This category is slim because I've recently switched my entire haircare routine.  I got a cut in the spring that was a bit shorter than before and my hair sprung up in curls.  I decided to embrace the curls and have been trying new products to make the curls happy, shiny, frizz-free, and last all day.  None I have tried long enough to re-purchase or give a proper review but I will share a hair update soon.  However items I ADORED prior to changing my hair:

  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray – the best for volume without looking like a helmet head or feeling stiff. My previous review.
  • Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Hair Dryer – Relatively quiet, quite powerful, can take a beating, doesn't fry your hair, and is a pretty green color.  I'm cheap with a lot of beauty products, but I've found spending on a hairdryer is worth it for my style and actually long term for my wallet.  My old T3 hairdryer is older than Emerson and still works, it's just louder and compared to new appliances, very heavy and noisy.  I do need to share I got the Harry Josh hairdryer as a gift from Dermstore a few years ago; otherwise, I would still be using my now-retired T3.
  • Aveda Paddle Brush – My husband and I used to fight over it, now he can enjoy it all to himself!
  • Evo Fabulouso Color Intensifying Conditioner – If you color your hair and it starts to look dull a couple of weeks before your touch-up, try this.  It really does revive your hair!
  • Hot Tools Curling Iron – I love it more than the fancy expensive one I used to have, and it lasts longer.  I got one free thanks to a sponsored post and left it by accident in my hotel room.  Before I got home from my flight I had ordered a replacement on Amazon. I used the 1″ size for my shoulder- to shoulder blade-length hair.

Cosmetics

Favorite Nail Color: OPI Big Apple Red

I have been wearing this red for almost a decade, it’s so chic, so classic, so perfect. It’s great in the summer or the winter, it’s great on toes and fingers. Not too blue, not too orange, but doesn’t scream like a fire engine. Looks great on short nails or long talons, and I love that it comes in gel as well as powder dip acrylic.

Favorite Red Lipstick: L’Oreal in Matte-Traction Red

I bought this red for the first time several years ago in CVS on my lunch break. I had a horrible call with a client and needed some retail therapy. At the time, L’Oreal had a series of reds named after actresses, this was the red for Eva Longoria. After that campaign, they kept this color in their collection, changing the name to Matte-Traction Red. It’s a bit warmer than my favorite nailcolor but close enough that I look coordinated. It’s not a heavy formula; I can put it on without a mirror and not look like a clown. It fades nicely, no red left in lip wrinkles, no ring around the mouth. It’s matte, but not drying. It looks great with a tan or with pale skin. I must have a half dozen tubes in purses, my dressing table, the junk drawer in the kitchen, on my nightstand and I haven’t found another red that looks so… comfortable on me.

Favorite Mascara: Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions

I only tried this mascara after the raving of several of you. Cruelty-free, vegan, gives back, and it’s a fantastic product. This is a “tubing” mascara which means instead of painting your lashes, it coats the lashes with tubes that stay in place when you cry and sweat, but remove easily with warm water. It really amps up my lashes while looking natural and even though I regularly rub my allergy-prone eyes, it stays in place.  This is my Thrive Causemetics review.

Favorite Brow Product: NYX Micro Brow Pencil

I use Espresso, but they have several colors to choose from. Very fine point so you can draw “hairs” even if you’re not careful or creative. Not too hard but not soft like an eyeliner. A spooly brush on the other end to groom. No need for a pencil sharpener. Oh, and it’s less than $10 and lasts for months!

Favorite Perfume: Tom Ford Black Orchid

As I shared in a recent blog post, I have been on the hunt for a new fragrance. For over a decade I wore Burberry London for Her and I adored it. It smelled like an elegant stronger version of Neutrogena Body Oil. Then I had my daughter and I could no longer stand the smell. I’ve ben searching for a decade for a new signature scent. I’ve worn Replica and Beach Walk, together and separately. This winter I went on an Opium kick. I tried custom perfumes, everything from Le Labo, and a lot from Jo Malone and nothing was right. I placed a Sephora order and one of the VIB perks was a mini rollerball of Tom Ford’s Black Orchid. It has the drama of Opium, the sexiness of Le Labo Santal 33, the floral scent of Burberry London. It smells great even when I get hot and sweaty, it wears well, and unlike Sandal 33 and Glossier You, it doesn’t make my family cough. In fact, each time I put it on my family comments on how pretty I smell.

Favorite Blush: NARS Sex Appeal

For my 30s I used Orgasm, a peachy pink with a subtle shimmer. When I hit my 40s it seemed too glittery and strong. Sex Appeal is the same peachy pink, but dialed down from 11 to maybe 6 and no shimmer or glitter or shine. It gives a natural flush, and if I decide I want rosy cheeks, it layers well to concentrate the color. It's not cheap, but one compact lasts me almost a year and it rarely crumbles.

Favorite Foundation Alternative: Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment

This is a light green thick mud-like cream.  When you apply it to your skin and rub it in, it seems to airbrush your skin, hiding redness, evening skintone.  It's best on fair complexions and some experience irritation when first using it, but I find it not only airbrushes skin but also improves skin.  I'm a point where every foundation I use seems to make my skin look older, but Cicapair makes my skin look better not worse and doesn't melt, bead up, or get weird throughout the day.

Shop the Products Mentioned in this Article:

collage of beauty products with the text ride or die beauty products

Now I want to hear from you!  What are your absolute favorite beauty products that you buy over and over, and never let you down?  Your favorite may be just what another WO2 reader has been looking for in her life!

58 Comments

  1. Marguerite
    September 21, 2019 / 2:01 pm

    Alison, thank you so much for this post. I ordered the Bioderma Atoderm and am in heaven. I probably can’t live without it now! I never realized how soap sensitive I’ve gotten. Also ordered some Bioderma Micellar cleanser and make up remover. Those French really know their skin care! My ride or die mascara is, and always will be good old Maybelline washable. They should pay me to use it by now, bc going on 45 yrs of use!

  2. Katie
    August 13, 2019 / 5:38 pm

    I really like the natural deodorant sold by Brandless.com. It doesn’t prevent wetness, obviously, but it does keep the BO smell away… until I start sweating from anxiety. Ugh. My anxiety sweat smells so much worse than my hot temps/working out sweat. So weird!

    I made a friend grab me a stick of strong antiperspirant a few weeks ago when I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and very, very stressed out. As much as I like the Brandless deodorant, I REALLY like the un-natural, extra strength, chemical laden Dove antiperspirant she bought me.

    I’m going to try the Thrive Causemetics mascara next time I need a new one!

    I have newly discovered curly hair too and am playing around with products. I like this curl cream by Cantu: https://www.target.com/p/cantu-natural-hair-moisturizing-curl-activator-cream-12-fl-oz/-/A-16970519

    I put it on in the shower, while my hair is still soaking wet, and do the “squish to condish” technique people talk about. Then I gently blot my hair try with a t-shirt, which helps to remove excess product.

  3. TURNER
    August 12, 2019 / 8:26 am

    I just purchased the brow pencil you recommended and it looks like it will be a decent dupe for the one I’ve been buying from Benefit — at less than 1/3 the price! So thank you VERY much for that!! A $25 brow pencil is not my favorite thing to spend money on, KWIM?

    Have you tried the brow product from Toppix?

  4. ErinG
    August 9, 2019 / 4:53 pm

    I love Cicapair!! Bought it a year or 2 ago and it’s amazing! I will have to try the Atoderm body wash- we recently moved and I am in the yard constantly, then one morning I noticed my upper chest is covered in wrinkles!! It was jarring. I am 46, but feel like they popped up overnight.

  5. KT
    August 7, 2019 / 7:57 pm

    I too have had bad experiences with natural deodorants, 8 brands, all fails. I get uber-stinky when I’m stressed (so, daily) and kept falling back on Secret Clinical. Then I got a free sample of Primally Pure in a paleo subscription box and it’s awesome! Not itchy, greasy, stinky, or difficult to apply, and it works well! With only 1 application per day! Hallelujah! This is the first natural deodorant I have tried that I will actually buy a second tube/bottle/jar of.

    FWIW, Primal Life Organics deodorant worked really well too, with no irritation, but it left a thick greasy white residue that was not compatible with my black wardrobe 🙁

    PS – Love your reviews and real-life perspective. Keep it comin’!

    • Lisa
      August 8, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      I have to say, I have tried soooo many natural deodorants. I am not even all that stinkybut they all seem to fail during late afternoon.

      My favorite is mitchum roll on. i always have a backup bottle of this, BUT i do also love Fatco’s Stank Stop. i can find it sometimes at target, but most often at amazon. it is the only natural deodorant that actually works for me.

  6. Cristin
    August 7, 2019 / 4:16 pm

    Welp, I just bought the body oil and the shower oil. I’m a sucker for skin pampering. 🙂
    Great post!

  7. Jan
    August 7, 2019 / 6:02 am

    Thank you for this post! I think of myself as low maintenance until I start packing for a trip. I’m in Europe now but am going to check out a few of your musts when I get back!

  8. Vicki
    August 7, 2019 / 1:45 am

    Yu Be hand cream is great–I actually like the medicinal smell and it works pretty well.
    Costco has a Tweezermans set for $10, total deal for a regular size and a mini.
    Dermalogica’s Skinperfect Primer – I just tried a sample and will probably buy.

  9. August 7, 2019 / 12:31 am

    I LOVE Atoderm, I think I probably originally heard about it on your blog and I love it so very much. Beautiful smell, so elegant to use and just feels delicious on my skin. I love that it emulsifies so well and is able to wash away sunscreen grease with no problems! It also never breaks me out and keeps my skin from getting parched. Everytime I use something else, even the fancy soaps my boyfriend buys, I either break out or have ashy skin! I will love Atoderm forever.

  10. Ruth
    August 6, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    I’m loving Neutrogena’s HydroGel sunscreen-not greasy and doesn’t leave a whitish cast on skin.

      • Lisa
        August 8, 2019 / 12:22 pm

        worth trying as well – Biore AV Aqua Rich. only available in Asia sadly, but I have had fast shipping through amazon. AMAZING sunscreen. i have started using on my arms and decollate as well as my face.

  11. spacegeek
    August 6, 2019 / 3:52 pm

    If you like Toppix, I highly recommend XFusion. Same parent company, but I have tried a bunch of hair powders, and XFusion doesn’t clump like Toppix, even with the puffer applicator thing. Crown is terrible, btw–coverage is poor.
    Just a thought–been using these hair powders for years and am so grateful for the product!!

    • August 7, 2019 / 9:08 am

      Thank you for this! I’ll try it when I run out!

  12. Karen
    August 6, 2019 / 2:38 pm

    I just ordered the Thrive mascara. I love tubing mascara. For the longest time I used Clinique’s version but it looks like they’ve discontinued it. They (Clinique) offered it in Brown, which I prefer to Black but oh well. I’ve used the tubing mascara in Key West in August several years ago and it didn’t budge through all the walking, sweating and humidity (I should preface by saying as long as you don’t rub your eyes then you will have a mess). I’m hoping Thrive works out well. Thanks for all your recommendations. I enjoy reading about them.

    • August 7, 2019 / 9:08 am

      I’m glad you like them and hope you like the Trive mascara!

  13. Laurel
    August 6, 2019 / 2:31 pm

    I love Dermologica moisturizers and use different ones in different seasons. My face is easily irritated and super dry in winter. In summer I use Intense Moisture Balance, and in winter I alternate with Super Repair. Yes, it’s thick as Crisco, what can I say? 🙂 And I swear by the Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer. It has soy protein in it, and it smooths out my skin for days when I want to add more makeup – but many days I wear it alone.

    Have tried many others, but always come back to Aveda Foot Lotion. Used daily, it keeps my feet in great shape all year, even in sandal season.

    Finally, the comments reminded me of the reusable cotton pads and I finally ordered them. If I can wash them with my makeup cloths, why keep buying giant tubes of the throw away version? 🙂

    • August 7, 2019 / 9:07 am

      Yay! It’s one of those small things that makes a big difference for our environment and wallets!

  14. Melissa
    August 6, 2019 / 12:52 pm

    Rosehip oil for my face in the winter. Weleda skin food in the winter (it is heavier but nothing else works so well on my heels, which are prone to cracking; I use it around my eyes in the winter too). I use a 3% beta hydroxy from Makeup Artists Choice one a week as a sort of deep cleanser. In the summer, I LOVE the Biore watery gel sunscreen. No white cast, blends in well.

  15. Melanie
    August 6, 2019 / 12:48 pm

    I use several of these myself including the Colleen Rothschild (tried after reading about on this site), Japanese skin towels, Cicapair, and more. I’d just like to add that I’ve tried the Aveda hand repair and found the scent to be overwhelming. If you are someone who does not like a heavily perfumed product, this hand cream is not for you.

    Looking forward to trying more of these! Thanks for the post!

    • ANAMARIE
      August 6, 2019 / 11:27 pm

      Scent is totally subjective. I can only tolerate Chanel Coco Mademoiselle eau de toilette, Bliss lemon and sage anything, and Aveda Hand Repair. I have no idea why, but if I try anything out my usual comfort zone, I get horrible headaches. Point is that it may be as simple as one ingredient that causes sensitivity. If a friend likes the scent or feel of something I use, I offer a small sample in a reusable plastic container or piece of plastic wrap and encourage then to try it before committing to a whole bottle/jar.

  16. Christine Connally
    August 6, 2019 / 12:30 pm

    I love Dr. Jart Cicapair! I wear it every day on my entire face, then I use a little foundation or concealer just for dark circles and/or areas with extra redness if I need it. I use a light mineral powder over it and NYX matte setting spray. That corrects my mild rosacea yet leaves me with a natural look. Occasionally for a night out, I’ll do a full face foundation application and I find it shows fine lines and I think makes me look older.
    Another product I love is the Mary Kay Foundation Primer with SPF 15. I don’t feel the need to apply it to my entire face since I started using Cicapair, but I still like to use it around my eyes, for line smoothing and because of the SPF.

    • August 6, 2019 / 12:45 pm

      Oh NYX setting spray is sooo good!

  17. Nanette
    August 6, 2019 / 12:21 pm

    Love this post! I’m excited to try that self-tanner. I have some serious farmer tans on my arms after July 4th weekend.

    • August 6, 2019 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you for sharing this Laurel!

  18. Michelle
    August 6, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    Thanks for this great roundup!

    Sorry, but probing a little on the IUD/cup thing… I switched to a cup about a year and a half ago and I LOVE it but I’ve also had the worst cramps of my life in the last few months. It never occurred to me they could be related. It still might be worth it because I love the cup so much (and the cramps, while awful, usually only last a few hours while my period is about 7-8 days), but that’s interesting.

    • August 6, 2019 / 12:43 pm

      If my cramps only lasted a few hours I would have soldiered through as well, but it was any time I put it in. But yeah, cups are AMAZING!!!

  19. Margaret
    August 6, 2019 / 11:44 am

    I love the cleansing balm, as well as the retinol oil. You mentioned a while back about something (vit c maybe) that got rid of a sunspot and I can’t seem to find what it was. Those are my biggest complaint right now so any advice or recommendations would be great!

    • August 6, 2019 / 12:39 pm

      It was the Vitamin C by Kiehl’s and it’s awesome but I am going to try another product that is cheaper and see if it can do the same thing. If not, I’ll be raving about Kiehl’s again! http://bit.ly/2YufzqZ

      • Margaret
        August 6, 2019 / 1:16 pm

        Thanks! I’ll keep an eye out!

  20. Queen of France
    August 6, 2019 / 10:40 am

    On lips, I love Jane Iredale cheek and lip stain in Red (they offer only red, pink, and peach). It really does leave a stain behind as it wears and I only need a lip balm as a follow up. I can also apply without a mirror. It’s very no fuss and a great color. I don’t want anything else! You can find on Amazon.

  21. Briana
    August 6, 2019 / 10:19 am

    Can you please re-share the link for the reusable cotton pads? I was just thinking as I threw one away this morning that there has to be a better way…

  22. V
    August 6, 2019 / 10:19 am

    I’m bucking the cultural mandate that says minty breath is required. Crest Regular toothpaste is still the best for me. I’d i could find the original Colgate powder flavor, I’d get that too. 🙂
    Dermalogica microexfoliant is probably my other choice. Anything else and I’m a fickle queen.

    • August 6, 2019 / 12:42 pm

      My friend swears by Dermalogica’s microexfoliant too!

  23. McKristie
    August 6, 2019 / 10:11 am

    I’ve been following you for what seems like a BAZILLION years and how did I not know about the body wash/oil?? I actually looked for something like this when I transitioned to balm/oil cleansers for my face as it made sense but never found anything!!

    • August 6, 2019 / 12:41 pm

      I just started using it maybe a year ago. I think I shared it once or twice, but never a dedicated post. It’s awesome!

  24. Grace
    August 6, 2019 / 10:11 am

    I am definitely going to try Atoderm–that sounds like exactly what I’ve been looking for.

    My ride-or-die products are stupid expensive Marvis toothpaste, super cheap Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion, and Tweezerman tweezers and eyelash curlers. I run pretty low maintenance, but if I am wearing makeup, I also really love Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel.

    • August 6, 2019 / 12:42 pm

      Oh yes to Tweezerman! IN fact I thought last night as I went to bed, I should have included Tweezerman tweezers and Kavyn Aucoin lash curler!

  25. Jamie
    August 6, 2019 / 9:51 am

    Love these product roundups, and I can’t wait to read your hair update – your curls are looking FABULOUS! 🙂

  26. Nihongo Dame Desu
    August 6, 2019 / 9:45 am

    Thanks! I’m going to give it a try!

  27. Nihongo Dame Desu
    August 6, 2019 / 9:16 am

    Can you wear foundation or a CC/BB cream over the Dr. Jart treatment, or does it only work as a stand-alone product?

    • August 6, 2019 / 9:41 am

      You can wear products over it, a lot of people use it as a primer.

      • Nihongo Dame Desu
        August 6, 2019 / 9:43 am

        Thanks! I’m going to give it a try!

  28. dmc
    August 6, 2019 / 8:47 am

    We share a love for some of the same products. Neutrogena Sesame Oil…YES! My go-to cheap lip color is Revlon’s Cherries in The Snow. It’s been around since the 40’s or 50’s. Stays on and looks especially good when I have my pale, winter skin. I’m pretty lazy about make-up and seldom wear blush or foundation so this color perks me up. Also love Moroccan Hair Oil for a quick smooth on my wavy hair.

    • August 6, 2019 / 9:43 am

      Oh Cherries in the Snow is such a beautiful shade of red!

  29. August 6, 2019 / 8:05 am

    Those seem like amazing products, I need to try some of those since I’m always looking for new things to try.

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