As a beauty lover obsessed with trying new products and new brands, it is rare for me to finish a skincare product and repurchase it. However, sometimes I come across a skincare product that is so impressive that I cannot part with it in my routine. Keep reading for the 15 high end skincare products I’ve repurchased.
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For years, the Alegenist Sublime Defense Sunscreen remained my holy grail sunscreen. In fact, this sunscreen is what convinced me that I could wear sunscreen daily without breaking out. Moreover, I never experienced any weird pilling or issues when worn under makeup. Also, I never experienced white cast; however, I have a fair skin tone so I am not the best judge of this.
Over the years I’ve purchased two of the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum. Although I thought I liked this when I used it, I really feel unsure whether this actually impacted the appearance of my skin. It tinted it a little bit orange and made my skin feel sticky; however, I never see the same results from Vitamin C that others claim.
The TLC Framboose Glycolic Night Resurfacing Serum is one of my favorite serums I’ve ever used. In fact, this serum completely changed the texture and appearance of my skin during the time when this was a regular part of my routine. In fact, even my makeup looked better overtop my smoother skin. I never received as many compliments on my skin as when I discovered this classic Drunk Elephant Serum.
At this point, I own too much skincare to justify buying the TLC Framboos right now, but I will repurchase this again. If you have oily, textured skin with large pores, I highly recommend trying this pricey serum.
I realize how boujee this is but I love the Fresh Advanced Lip Therapy. Not only does this balm help to hydrate the lips, but it actually helps to replenish and restore my lips. In other words, the formula actually helps to heal my dry, cracked lips. I love this for my overnight lip balm. For someone with lips as dry as mine, this balm is well worth every penny.
The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is another holy grail cleanser that I’ve continued to repurchase for six to seven years. After trying two deluxe samples from Sephora, I was hooked on this ultra-gentle but still effective formula. I highly recommend this lightly scented cleanser to anyone with oily, sensitive skin that needs an effective but gentle cleanse. I am currently working on my current tube, and I will repurchase again once I’m out.
I can confirm that the Glossier Balm DotCom is well worth the hype. This $12.00 balm feels like a thick petroleum jelly, but it does a wonderful job at protecting the lips. However, this balm is not restorative like the Fresh one. Instead, Balm Dot Calm is good for a thick overnight balm that will provide a protective barrier on the lips. Plus, I love the paint-inspired tube.
Also, the $12.00 price tag is actually super affordable for how long it takes to go through a single tube.
7. Good Molecules Caffeine Energizing Eye Gels($18.00, CF)
I have an entire blog post dedicated to the Good Molecules Energizing Eye Gels. Therefore, I’ll refrain from raving too much about these eye gels. However, I love these. Unlike many of the gimmicky eye patches out there, these actually work well at improving the appearance of dark under eye bags after a rough night of little (or, lets be real – no) sleep.
8. Krave Beauty – Great Barrier Relief($28.00, CF)
As someone with ultra sensitive, oily skin that is prone to eczema flair ups, the Krave Beauty Great Barrier Relief is one of the few products I can use when my skin is angry. In particular, I love the Great Barrier Relief for the eczema that I experience on my eye lids. This hydrating and calming serum promises to help repair and restore an irritated, damaged skin barrier. This is a must-have in my collection.
9. IT Cosmetics – Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream($49.00, CF)
Everything in me wanted to hate the IT Cosmetics Bye By Under Eye Eye Cream. However, I loved this cream so much. In fact, this is my all-time favorite eye cream for boosting the appearance of my dark under eye bags. Moreover, my ex and my mother could point out the difference between my two eyes when I would apply to one eye and not the other. Read my review on these classic IT Cosmetics Skincare products.
10. Origins Clear Improvement Black Charcoal Face Mask($27.00, CF)
As an oily, acne-prone girl, the Origins Clear Improvement Face Mask was a holy grail in my skincare arsenal for years. I love using this mask to clear up breakouts or to help unclog congested pores. In fact, if I used this mask as a spot treatment on a breakout, my skin would clear up within a couple of days. Although I do not currently own the Black Charcoal Mask, I will likely repurchase again in the future when I’ve worked through more of my backups.
Similar to the Black Charcoal Mask, I loved the 10-Minute Rescue Mask as a quick spot treatment solution. Although I only use this mask as a spot treatment in particularly congested areas or in places where I’ve broken out, I recommend this to anyone with oily, acne-prone skin. However, be aware that this particular mask is more drying than the charcoal mask.
Prior to my discovery of the Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, the Origins GinZing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser was my most repurchased cleanser. In fact, I consider this citrus-scented cleanser the gateway face wash to discovering cleansers that don’t suck the life out of my skin. Ultimately, I still love and recommend the GinZing Cleanser. My desire to become more well-versed in face cleansers as a beauty blogger is the only reason I haven’t repurchased this gentle, exfoliating cleanser. However, I will likely repurchase this again in the future.
I genuinely loved the Primera Alpine Berry Water Cream so much. The formula is super unique in that it feels like a water-based gel moisturizer but provides the same intense moisture as a thick cream. A little bit goes a long way, so I recommend anyone to try the Introduction Kit available at Sephora.
Over the years, I’ve had mixed experiences with lip masks. For example, the hyped up Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask made my lips feel even drier than if I wore nothing on my lips. My lips dried out and peeled.
Similar to the three aforementioned products, the Primera Miracle Seed Essence became an immediate favorite after trying the introductory sample size bottle I received. I loved the way this essence provided my skin with a boost of hydration without causing me to break out or making my skin look extra shiny. Repurchasing felt like a no-brainer.
Final Thoughts on the 15 High End Skincare Products I’ve Repurchased
Similar to my roundup of the high end makeup products I’ve repurchased, this list surprised me. However, I’m not surprised by the brands or products included in the list of high end skincare I’ve repurchased. Instead, I’m surprised that the list isn’t longer, because I remained loyal to my skincare favorites for years.
Although I’m happy to have tried so many new formulas over the years, trying new skincare is not the same as trying new makeup. First, it takes far longer to determine whether skincare with actives are actually working. Second, there is a much higher risk when trying new skincare. As I learned this summer, some products can cause such a negative reaction that my skin flares up with lasting eczema reactions.
As I work through my many skincare backups, I think I’ll likely stick to a more curated selection of products so that I can continue to benefit from products that I know will work for my needs.
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