“Winter” Skin Care Routine

Hey Rebels! I hope your week is going well and you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (if you celebrate). We hosted again this year and it was a great time as always. Since it’s “winter” here in Florida, I have to switch up my skin care routine to treat for dryer skin. My combo skin is a lot more oily in the summer so less is more for me there. As the usual “skincare” blog, I’ll remind everyone again: I am NOT a doctor, skin specialist or cosmetologist. This is 100% my skin through my eyes only and I am in no way suggesting you NEED to follow what I do. Now that that’s all covered, leave your beauty standards at the door and come see what’s in my “winter” routine!

*I checked all of products on this site HERE. It’s a new site to me and I’m just testing it out on how it rates products and its ingredients. I will link every product they have listed on their site and anything they’re missing I send to them so they can put it on their site*

*All of these products I have received from BoxyCharm in my monthly box or in their very discounted store they do once a month to get rid of overstock. I will list MSRP and what I paid*

Farmacy Whipped Greens Oil-Free Foaming Cleanser – (Was not listed on Good Face Project website but I requested for them to review it) I love this face wash so very much! This has a very earthy smell to it but it’s not over powering either. This is not a jelly or foam cleanser. It’s more of a cream cleanser and I personally prefer my face washes like that. “An oil-free foaming cleanser that draws out dirt, oil, and impurities caused by pollution. This soap-free, pH-balanced formula is infused with purifying moringa, papaya, and green clay to help clean pores and surface residue, while sodium PCA helps replenish skin hydration.” – Farmacy. I paid $9 and the MSRP is $28 HERE.

Tower 28 SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray – (Good Face Project Review HERE) I’ve been using this as a toner when I first get out of the shower. It has a strange smell of like how a pool smells but not a heavy chlorinated pool. It reminds me of summer and the smell doesn’t linger at all. My face feels super fresh after and not even a little dry. “A soothing, purifying, and repairing daily rescue spray for angry, stressed out skin. 100% Natural. Dermatologist Tested. Clinically Proven.” – Tower 28. This came in one of my monthly boxes but the MSRP is $28 HERE.

Saturday Skin Rub-A-Dub Refining Peel Gel – (GFP review HERE) This didn’t have the greatest ranking due to a couple of ingredients possibly causing irritation and allergies. I have not had any issues with this product at all. After I wash my face I apply this in circles with my fingers for 30 seconds and the product balls up on the skin. I know some people feel it’s dead skin being polished away but this is not the case and is a complete myth! “A refining peel gel that gently cleanses skin and improves dullness with natural enzymes like papaya and bromelain.” – Saturday Skin. I paid $9 and the MSRP is $28 HERE (not sure why everything is $28 lol it’s weird).

Clean Skin Club Vitamin C Brightening Booster Serum – (Not listed on GFP but I requested it) This soaks into my skin without any issues for me. Since my skin is a little more dry right now, serums soak in without issues. I pat this all over my face gently for maximum absorption. There’s a VERY light smell to it that I can’t figure out what it is though. Shake ALL serums before use! “A powerful mix of pineapple, watermelon, and green tea extracts come together to create the ultimate all-in-one serum. Our Vitamin-C Brightening Booster brightens the complexion for glowing skin, protects against UV damage, works to remedy hyperpigmentation and scarring, and helps reduce eventual signs of aging. Additionally, it works well with acne-prone skin due to powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties in pineapple enzymes and green tea extract. Sensitive skin types, or those sensitive specifically to vitamin-c derivatives can rejoice- we use a gentle formula with a lower concentration of Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin-c) to curb irritation without compromising effectiveness.” Clean Skin Club. This came in my monthly box and the MSRP is $43 (on sale from $50) HERE.

Tarte Jelly Glaze Anytime Lip Mask in Strawberry Jelly – (GFP review HERE) They have a few irritants and allergens listed and it seems they think this isn’t the best lip mask out there. I’ve been trying lips masks when I can and I’m just not seeing the hype with scrubs and masks on your lips. That’s just my opinion though! I’m definitely not seeing a difference with this mask and my lips are really dry this year. It feels nice when you put it on but they don’t feel anymore hydrated so I won’t buy this in a larger size. “An all-day, everyday hydrating and smoothing vegan lip mask that has a sheer, flattering tint for softer and healthier-looking lips.” – Tarte. I got this in a very small sample size from I don’t know where BUT MSRP is $16 HERE.

Tarte Sea Wink of H20 – (RFP has no review but I requested one) It’s nice and moisturizing but nothing really exciting here. It doesn’t have an unnatural smell to it and it smells like an unscented lotion would. My skin hasn’t been irritated by it either. “A vegan, skin-loving eye cream that hydrates for up to 24 hours and reduces the appearance of puffiness and dark circles for a refreshed, youthful look.” – Tarte. I received this in my monthly box and MSRP is $35 HERE.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glow Moisturizer – (RFP did not have a review but I requested one) This is a really nice moisturizer. I actually love Kate Somerville products and grab them when I see them in the discounted boxy pop up (I have to because the prices are a bit ridiculous BUT if I had Kate money, I’d buy it all the time!). It smells like lemon grass with a side of earthyness and I love it especially for the “winter” here. “A clinic-inspired moisturizer that reduces surface dullness, uneven skin texture, and the appearance of lines and wrinkles while hydrating.” – Kate Somerville. I did receive this in my monthly box but the MSRP is $70 HERE.

Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balms – (GFP review HERE) Glow Recipe is a VERY good line with beautiful ingredients. I love most of their products but this one wasn’t my favorite. My skin feels really oily after I use this and I have to double cleanse. This means I use the cleansing balm to break up my makeup, rinse off and use another cleanser to remove the oils left over from the cleansing balm. I don’t like double cleansing lol BUT it does a really decent job breaking up makeup and debris on my face. This will work for anyone with really dry skin. “A PEG-free cleansing balm that smooths the look of skin with natural papaya enzymes, while melting away stubborn makeup, dirt, oil, and SPF.” – Glow Recipe. I paid full price $32 HERE.

Ok that’s my entire line of skincare this season! I haven’t really done any face masks to mention and I should get back to them once a week since I’ve been using this specific skin care for about 2 weeks or more just to make sure my skin agrees with everything. Also, please remember the price tag doesn’t mean a product will work better or worse. Find what your skin agrees with and you don’t always have to choose the higher price tag to get something that works. Cleanse & moisturize your face at a price point you can afford and your skin agrees with. All that high end shit isn’t always the right choice!

As always my Rebels, stay classy & make good choices! Don’t forget to check out my social media and whatnot HERE.


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