a peek into our typical morning routines…

Brittany’s breakdown…

step 1: CERAVE Hydrating Cleanser

“finding a cleanser that won’t strip my skin has always been a challenge. this face wash has exceeded my expectations. it gently removes dirt and oil without stripping the skin’s protective barrier. it’s perfect for my sensitive and dry skin type”

WHAT IT IS: fragrance-free, non-irritating and noncomedogenic. if you’re prone to irritation or dryness, this cleanser is the way to go. it contains ceramide (to restore moisture) and hyaluronic acid (to retain moisture)

HOW TO USE: apply cerave to damp skin in circular upward motions, focusing on congested areas

step 2: Pixi by Petra Glow Tonic

“this is one of the best toners i’ve ever used. the title says it all- it seriously adds a glow to your skin”

WHAT IT IS: a toner that cleanses and exfoliates, prepping the skin for next steps. it contains aloe vera to soothe and hydrate, ginseng to improve circulation and energize the skin, and glycolic acid to exfoliate and purify

HOW TO USE: spritz this tonic directly onto face or into hands, gently pressing and patting into the skin

step 3: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

“this has been a staple in my routine for years. the price is a little steep, but if you can feasibly make this happen, i promise you it is worth every penny”

WHAT IT IS: a powerful antioxidant serum that combines vitamins C and E with ferulic acid, which works to enhance the performance of antioxidants and has been proven to double their effectiveness. this serum protects your skin against environmental damage caused by free radicals and will visibly turn back the clock by reversing signs of aging

HOW TO USE: apply serum after toner while skin is still damp, then press and pat gently into the skin, giving it 30-60 secs to absorb before moving on

step 4: Sothy’s Hydra 3Ha Intensive Hydrating

“Rylie introduced me to this serum, and I have used religiously since. see below for what it is and how to use it”

step 5: CAUDALIE Resveratrol Lift Eye Lifting Balm

“this is a new product for me, but i’ve used it enough times to vouch for its ability to brighten and wake up my tired eyes”

WHAT IT IS: an eye balm ideal for dryness. it works to lift and smooth the areas around the eyes (and lips), as well as reduce puffiness and dark circles

HOW TO USE: apply a small amount onto the tip of your ring finger and deposit three dots under the eye and one dot under the brow bone, working gently in circular motions

step 6: Replenix Antioxidant Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 50

“can’t. live. without. it makes my skin look like i’ve just had an oxygen facial. it immediately brightens and adds a slight tint to the skin, creating the perfect canvas for my makeup application”

WHAT IT IS: a tinted moisturizer with SPF 50, vitamin E, zinc oxide, green tea, caffeine, and hylauronic acid. it neutralizes free radicals, increases blood flow to make you look alive, and provides instant hydration

HOW TO USE IT: a little goes a long way with this stuff. apply to your face, neck and chest, in an upward sweeping motion, then press and pat into the skin for optimal absorption

Rylie’s breakdown…

step 1: CERAVE Hydrating Cleanser (see above)

“brittany introduced me to this face wash and i’ve never looked back. i have very dry skin and this is the first cleanser (aside from oil, which i use at night to remove my makeup) that leaves my face feeling hydrated and nourished afterwards”

step 2: Teddie Organic Rose Water

“this mist instantly revitalizes my skin. its helped to minimize my pores and i swear by its ability to keep my pH balanced. i love taking it with me for a quick pick-me-up throughout the day”

WHAT IT IS: a natural astringent made from organic rose petals. it balances and restores your skin’s pH, removes excess oil and dirt buildup to tighten pores, and reduces redness and irritation due to its anti-inflammatory properties

HOW TO USE IT: spritz directly onto face or into hands, gently pressing and patting into the skin

Step 3: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic (see above)

“we’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, this is our holy grail product. i’ve been using this serum for years and its truly changed my skin. its packed with the most powerful antioxidants when it comes to anti-aging and is a lethal weapon for protecting your skin against free radicals”

step 4: Sothy’s Hydra 3Ha Intensive Hydrating Serum

“i’m on my 5th or 6th bottle of this stuff. when it comes to hydration, there’s no better ingredient than hyaluronic acid. this serum makes my skin look supple and plump and increases the performance of my moisturizer”

WHAT IT IS: a powerful moisture-binding acid that restores and replenishes the skin. it helps keep the skin balanced as we age and start losing moisture

HOW TO USE IT: it’s best used over an antioxidant serum. i apply it on top of my c e ferulic, but before applying my moisturizer. it can also be worn alone if your skin isn’t on the dry side

step 5: Sundari Neem Eye Cream

“i have very sensitive eyes and this eye cream is extremely gentle and has never caused any irritation. it soothes and nourishes the area around my eye and has helped reduce puffiness and dark circles”

WHAT IT IS: it’s made from neem extract, which is considered the ‘pharmacy tree’ in india because it’s used medicinally to treat and heal a number of ailments

HOW TO USE IT: apply a small amount onto the tip of your ring finger and deposit three dots under the eye and one dot under the brow bone, working gently in circular motions

step 6: M-61 Hydraboost Moisturizer

“this is one of the best moisturizers i’ve ever used. it’s also designed as a face primer, so it’s perfect for using pre-makeup. it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and plump throughout the day- which is very rare for me. and one of my favorite parts is that it comes in a pump, so it doesn’t get contaminated”

WHAT IT IS: it’s packed with peptides that work to firm the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. it also contains vitamins B5 and E that work with hyaluronic acid to plump and replenish the skin’s moisture level, aloe vera to soothe, and tamarind to improve elasticity

HOW TO USE IT: apply 2-3 pumps into your hand moving in upward sweeping motions. next, press and pat into the skin for optimal absorption