Toners:

Thayers Alcohol-free Unscented Witch Hazel Toner

This is a great, basic toner if you’re just getting started with the idea of a toner. It’s a great value for your money and will last quite awhile. This Thayers toner is also fragrance-free and contains witch hazel, which is an anti-inflammatory.

 

Indie Lee CoQ-10 Toner

I tried this toner years ago and I always seem to come back to it. It smells incredible and does a great job of rebalancing my skin’s pH levels. I’ve read that it now comes in a spray package instead of the bottle.

Cleansers & Scrubs:

Living Libations – Best Skin Ever: Seabuckthorn Facial Cleansing Oil + Moisturizer

I found out about this product from an esthetician in New York City who gave me a facial prior to my wedding. She says that oily, acne-prone skin should be using an oil cleanser in order to pull existing oil out of your skin. I really like it and find that it does an amazing job of removing makeup without stripping.

 

C’est Moi Gentle Foaming Cleansing Gel

This cleanser is simple, gentle and great for someone looking for a place to start when it comes to trying clean skincare products for the first time! This cleanser is a gel that then foams but it doesn’t strip the skin. It’s formulated for teens but I enjoyed using it as, well, not a teen.

ACURE Brightening Facial Scrub

This is my #1 go-to facial scrub. It works SO well to remove dead skin cells and my skin always feels incredibly soft afterward. I’m tempted to use this everyday but I find it’s too drying for that. Every few days is what I’ve found to work best.

Serums:

 

Herbivore Botanicals Mini Facial Oil Trio

I am OBSESSED with these serums! They smell absolutely incredible. I’m liking the Lapis serum best so far; it seems to calm my acne-prone skin nicely and it doesn’t make me break out. I use Phoenix at night and use Orchid on my neck as it contains coconut oil and is too clogging for my face. HIGHLY recommend this intro set!

Acure Brightening Glowing Serum

This is a great introduction to serums if you’ve never used one before. It smells amazing and is very hydrating. I like this one for nighttime use.

Living Libations Rejuvenating Rose Glow Face Serum

I first learned about this serum from the aesthetician who gave me a facial before my wedding. She recommended this serum to rebalance skin, and she particularly finds it great for acne-prone skin. I’m enjoying it so far!

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

This product was my first introduction to oils and serums. It’s extremely moisturizing and has one ingredient: argan oil. I used this as a moisturizer for years, and always keep some on hand. I love buying the minis of this and keeping it my travel bag to hydrate my skin on airplanes.

Moisturizers:

Tata Harper Clarifying Moisturizer

I love this brand! They use ingredients picked from a farm in Vermont, and I trust that they’re not trying to sneak in filler junk ingredients. This moisturizer isn’t cheap, but it doesn’t make me break out, which is priceless. Plus, it comes in a lovely glass bottle — way better than plastic any day.

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer

I purchased this moisturizer to use at night but it was too thick for me, so I ended up using it as an eye cream. Makeup went on smoothly over this product and it lasted FOREVER.

Masks & Peels: