My Favorite Skincare Products

While the new year is still young, I wanted to share my ever growing list of skincare products
that are well worth getting your hands on like, NOW.

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist $48
I just purchased this spray (thanks to my girl Jenny Z!) and I am loving it! The spray provides a boost of soothing hydration & a luminous complexion, especially needed in the cold winter months. It is formulated with more than 20 percent botanical oils and humectants to leave skin dewy. It’s also infused with hadasei-3 anti-aging complex, a trinity of Japanese anti-aging superfoods—green tea, rice and algae—that restores the look of youthful radiance. Just 2 or 3 spritzes before you apply your makeup & you are good to go! You can also mist it over makeup to replenish moisture and prevent caking. It won't disturb makeup, so you can use it anytime, anywhere. 

Dr. Dennis Gross Daily Peels $88
These peels have to be my FAVORITE skin care product out there! I use them daily to exfoliate, and they make my skin feel super smooth. They help to revive your skin without the risk of irritation no matter how sensitive your complexion is. They come with a two wipes, one to exfoliate and the other to deliver antiaging actives while nourishing and soothing skin to keep it balanced, soft, and luminous. Daily use produces powerful results—reduced fine lines and wrinkles, minimized appearance of pores, and enhanced radiance—with a soft touch. 

Creme de la Mer $170
I know this product is SUPER pricey, however it is AMAZING. This highly coveted moisturizer is known for its power to hydrate and heal dryness in as little as three days. Miracle Broth™ softens, nourishes, soothes, and gives skin the energy it needs to focus on repair, while the powerful antioxidant lime tea protects against stress and pollution for a healthy-looking glow. Skin looks instantly radiant and naturally balanced as imperfections fade. 

SK-II Pitera Welcome Kit $110
While I have never tried this product, I have heard nothing but GREAT things about it so I wanted to share it with you all! This essential set of Asian beauty bestsellers utilizes the power of Pitera™ to help boost skin's hydration and combat signs of aging, resulting in a visibly radiant, firm, youthful complexion. Pitera is rich with vitamins, organic acids, minerals, and amino acids that work together to enhance the skin's natural rejuvenation process, transforming skin's texture and tone. 

Fresh Rose Face Mask $62
I love love love anything rose scent, so I immediately fell in love with this mask. It is a toning gel mask that drenches dull, tired skin with hydration for a healthy-looking complexion. This unique cooling mask is infused with real rose petals (an average of two-and-a-half roses per jar) to restore radiance and suppleness to all skin types.  Gentle enough to use every day, this powerful mask is perfect for all skin types. 

Tarte Drink of H2O Hydrating Moisturizer $39
This moisturizer is a great low-budget option! A daily, vegan & hypoallergenic gel moisturizer that soothes and refreshes parched skin with electrolyte-packed hydration, perfect for your dry skin in the winter months. 

Simple Sugars Almond Body Scrub $14
Simple Sugars is a product that I use on a daily basis that I cannot live without. I suffer from psoriasis, and this body scrub has seriously changed my life. This all-natural cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizer for the body and leaves your skin feeling super soft and smooth so you don't need lotion. Simple Sugars products are intended for daily use and are safe for even the most sensitive skin. 

It Cosmetics CC + Illumination Cream $38
I recently tried this product for the first time, and is something I definitely cannot live without. I apply before putting on my makeup and sometimes use in lieu of foundation. The cream delivers full, flawless, perfect coverage and protects your skin with SPF 50+. It is also clinically proven to provide intense hydration, support improved appearance in skin texture, and enhance skin brightness without glitter or shimmer. It  never creases or cracks and instantly camouflages imperfections, including dark spots.

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer $44
If you're like me and only like to wear foundation for going out or on special occasions, you need this tinted moisturizer by Laura Mercier. I have tried a few brands and this one is definitely my favorite. It not only keeps your skin hydrated, but also gives you a little color boost and SPF. If you have oily skin, I suggest trying the broad spectrum version, as this one can make your skin oily. 

Sephora Collection Eye Masks $5
These Sephora brand eye masks are a life saver and won't hurt the wallet! Each of these masks is infused with a different active ingredient to replenish skin's nutrients, provide a boost of vitamins, and achieve a brighter, more revitalized eye look. The new fiber masks adhere perfectly to the contours under the eye for better penetration of active ingredients. The rose mask replenishes the delicate eye area with water for intense moisturizing and an immediate radiance boost. 

Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation $43
If you're looking for a foundation that has great coverage & long wear, Makeup Forever's Ultra Invisible Cover Foundation is a must have! Completely invisible under the latest, super-focused 4K lens, this innovative foundation is infused with uniquely-coated pigments that provide medium-to-buildable coverage with an even lighter weight, second-skin texture that looks just like skin. It delivers the very same flawless results as before when applied with a flat foundation brush in a tap and stretch motion. 

Buxom Big Tease Plumping Mascara $22
For the last year or so I have been using Better Than Sex mascara by Too Faced. While I loved the length it gave me, I didn't like the way it clumped my eyelashes together. While looking for a mascara that did both, I was told my a Sephora employee to try Buxom's plumping mascara and well, I'm IN LOVE. The mascara delivers a smooth and creamy application experience, coating every surface evenly from root to tip. 

Becca Highlighter $19
When highlighters became popular a while back, (thanks Kardashians!) I tried a few different kinds to see which looked best on my skin. BY FAR, my favorite was Becca in Golden Opal Pearl. This iconic formula is enriched with ultra-fine, luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and refract light to amplify your natural radiance. The multi-toned pigment pearls adjust to your skin’s natural undertones. Unlike traditional pressed powders, this unique formula blends pigments with liquids, to create an unparalleled, creamy feel that applies seamlessly for a silky finish that never cakes. 

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder $38
I always had an issue with my makeup not staying on all day. I would come home from work or dinner looking completely different than when I left. Recently I learned that if you apply translucent powder, it helps set your makeup for long-lasting wear and I highly suggest using it! Translucent Loose Setting Powder locks in makeup for long-lasting wear, without adding weight or texture, so your makeup continues to look natural and not caked on. 

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer $30
Ideal for all skin types, Radiant Creamy Concealer is a multi-action formula that instantly masks imperfections, blurs the look of lines and wrinkles, and hides dark circles and signs of fatigue. The botanical blend hydrates, firms, reduces redness, and strengthens the look of skin by helping its barrier retain moisture. Light-diffusing technology evens out the complexion so that skin appears fresh and natural with a radiant finish. It also delivers antioxidant protection to help shield skin against damaging free radicals. 

Becca Sunlit Bronzer $38
Bronzer is a must have in my beauty routine, I mean who likes to be pale?  Becca is definitely one of my top Bronzer brands. This
neutral bronzer imparts healthy-looking warmth so that skin looks sunkissed—never orange. (In high school I was SO orange!) Each beach-inspired bronzer is custom-made with subtle shimmer that  blends pigments with liquids to deliver its unparalleled, creamy feel. The powder’s silky texture lets you customize your glow—go from subtly sunkissed to a just-stepped-off-the-beach bronze.


NARS Blush $30
NARS Blush offers a range of translucent, natural shades, each with a subtle pink for a natural-looking blush undertone to highlight the complexion. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, it provides a healthy glow that flatters any skin tone.


Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer $23
Featuring a unique, triangular tip, Brow Definer's retractable pencil design is ideal for outlining and filling your brows in one fluid motion. The custom spooley end is created with a precise width and firmness to seamlessly blend color. For someone who is bad at doing her eyebrows, this pencil makes it a piece of cake! 

Health & BeautyMaria Albini