Monochromatic makeup is both effortless and gorgeous, and all you really need is a lip and cheek like Jones Road Lip and Cheek Stick. Makeup artist Suzy Gerstein is a noted fan and says that “it doesn’t feel dry or chalky” (thanks to caster seed oil) and has a “user-friendly texture that works across a wide variety of skin tones.”
True Botanicals Calm Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm
Tata Harper Superkind Refining Cleanser
Kick off your nighttime skin-care routine by melting off your makeup with True Botanicals’ Calm Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm. While it has hydrating ingredients powering its buttery formula, like yucca extract, turmeric, and mango butter, it also uses lactic and azelaic acids to gently exfoliate skin at the same time. Translation: this balm does it all.
For a fragrance-free cleanser that still does the heavy lifting (a.k.a. removing all of the makeup and grime from your face), Tata Harper Superkind Refining Cleanser employs ultra-fine rice powder and cranberry enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells and make sure your skin is prepped for your subsequent steps.
Mara Plankton + PHA Flower Acid Algae Serum
Alpyn PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer
Pump up the exfoliating action with Mara’s Plankton + PHA Flower Acid Serum, which is formulated with eight percent vegan lactic acid, polyhydroxy acid, and daisy and hibiscus extracts to refine uneven texture and brighten your skin.
As the name suggests, Alpyn PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer has a melt-into-your-skin texture that uses hyaluronic acid, squalane, and ceramides to douse your skin in moisture. What’s even more impressive is that this formula also contains bakuchiol (a popular plant-based retinol alternative) and vitamin C to address signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. (Typically, vitamin C and retinol (the vitamin A kind) can’t be …….