Skincare in your Thirties!
My thirties have been hands down my favorite decade yet. You know yourself better, you are at a place in life where you’re more secure but also still constantly learning, you’re stable but still having fun… I love my thirties. My thirties have also been when my skin has really started to see those first signs of aging. Late thirties especially – I’m definitely seeing more fine lines, and firmness has become more of an issue. Our bodies change as we age and that is OK! But I want to make the most of what I have. I take good care of my skin and I’m proud of it.
For my most recent project with Sephora, we are talking about skincare in your thirties and the most important thing you can do for your skin right now and that’s RETINOL. (Or in this case, a plant-based retinol alternative!)
Your thirties are when you start to see the first signs of aging. More defined line lines & wrinkles, sun damage.. I could go on. I have said this over and over again and retinol is the best thing you can do for your skin at this stage.
Today I’m going to share a (clean!) routine that is both safe and effective and features a couple of my favorite phyto-retinol products. For the past 6 weeks I’ve been using this routine 2-3x a week and I love it. We’re going to chat about three products: KORRES Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser, Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum, and Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream.
What it is: A creamy, nourishing cleanser that lathers up and takes off all my makeup without stripping.
Why I love it: When I’m doing retinol I make it a point to use a gentler cleanser as my skin gets more sensitive and prone to redness. The greek yogurt is super soothing, too.
The other reason I love it (and this might sound strange) is how good it feels on my skin. I think with skincare I’m often so concerned with efficacy that I don’t always factor in how good some products feel on your skin. This cleanser is just really pleasurable to use. It smells amazing, it feels fantastic… all while also being very effective.
What it is: A plant-based retinol alternative! This serum contains bakuchiol which offers retinol-like benefits, with less visible signs of irritation.
Why I love it: This serum is really powerful. In my experience most bakuchiol serums work but aren’t quite as effective as retinol. Not the case with this one. It is amazing for dullness and uneven skin tone as well as fine lines and loss of firmness and elasticity! Besides Bakuchiol it also contains hyaluronic acid and squalane to provide moisture. It’s the best plant based retinol I’ve tried.
And because I love a good clinical study: the brand conducted one on 33 women (ages 30-60) and just after a week 100% agreed skin visibly improved without flakiness, redness, or irritation AND 100% agreed fine lines appear smoother, wrinkles appear softened, skin appears brighter, and skin elasticity improved.
What it is: An ultra hydrating, creamy eye cream with marine Algae Complex to help reduce the appearance of fine lines in as little as a week!
Why I love it: My under eye area can get so dry! This is normal as the delicate skin of your eye area has fewer pores. This cream is ultra rich and contains all sorts of good ingredients to help brighten and visibly lift. Over time the eye area is more hydrated and fine lines are less visible, but it provides a smoother, more lifted look immediately.
A big thanks to Sephora for sponsoring this post!