Having always struggled with my skin, I’m frequently looking for the next best skincare product or ways to improve my makeup techniques. I’m a sucker for anything claiming it will prevent wrinkles, smooth, de-puff, cover up, lengthen, brighten, whiten, etc. Do they all work? No. Do I still try because I am a victim of marketing? Yes.
I started wearing makeup and getting regular facials in middle school, around 13 years old. To this day, I rarely ever leave the house without at least some concealer and mascara on. Putting on makeup and taking good care of my skin helped me feel confident in the skin I wasn’t confident about.
I guess that’s why I started loving skincare products. I knew that if I could improve my skin, I would feel more confident in my skin. I’ve tried a million products over the last few years but have only remained loyal to a few tried-and-true.
One of my newest holy grail skincare products that I’ve been using 2-3x weekly since the day it arrived in my mailbox:
Here’s the backstory:
Starting five weeks out from our wedding, I was getting some sort of facial/skincare treatment every Saturday. I walked out of the spa feeling confident and had no desire to wear makeup. Angelo even noticed and dropped a “your face is glowing” comment. Whaaaat?
Then, we got married and just like that – I stopped going for my treatments. I know going for facials every few weeks is important. But after our wedding, I went into this weird “I feel like marinating on the couch for a few weeks and doing nothing” mode.
While I was marinating on the couch scrolling through the skincare section of Sephora’s website, the Sukari Babyfacial appeared. It had unusually good claims and I was a bit skeptical, but since I buy things solely based on reviews, I threw this product into my cart and checked out.
Within 3 days I had it on my face. It tingled a bit, but I impatiently waited the required 20 minutes until I rinsed it off. I looked in the mirror and literally gasped.
I was glowing.
My face was clear and radiant – like I had just walked out of one of my facial appointments. My pores were smaller. I looked hydrated. My skin felt smooth and soft, like…a baby. Could you even imagine?! I couldn’t either but here I am. Someone with skincare issues talking about how their face felt like a baby – from the Sukari Babyfacial.
My best friend, Nicole, came over a few weeks later and I forced this stuff onto her face. “You have to try this.” She also had the same initial reaction as I did. Drunk Elephant had won over another Babyfacial lover.
Anywho, I’m not saying I’m never going to get a professional facial again, but if this product can save me the money and time of going to regular facial appointments while still providing the same results, I’m all for it.
What’s your holy grail facial treatment? I would love to know!