Hi beauties! Today, we wanted to share our first post in a series we’re calling “Dive Deeper.” In this series, we will share with you a full product line that we’ve been using (for at least 30 days, most likely 60+!). There are SO many amazing product lines that work in the most efficacious way when used together, and in this franchise series, we want to bring you our favorite products and product lines from beauty and wellness brands we love.
Let’s start by saying, we don’t believe you need to use every product from one single line (aka, have an exclusive beauty or wellness routine). Though it offers ease and simplicity, the challenge of committing wholeheartedly to one brand or product line is that you can end up getting things you need, and things you don’t. The things you don’t need, often won’t cause harm, but if you’re anything like us, why not figure out exactly what you need in your routine, and then find the best products (even within one line) to meet that, supplementing with a few “gamble products” here and there. The way we approach most everything in life is in this vein.
- Identify the concerns or issues
- Find the topline solutions to those issues (i.e. I have dry skin in the winter, therefore I need a deep moisturizer, in it’s simplest form!)
- Find a brand you love and see what products they have to address the concerns and ladder back to the topline solutions
And there is your regimen from that brand. Now, the next step is addressing the issues that your favorite brand did not have direct products as a solution. This is where we bring in new brands, and of course, changing up your regimen is always a good thing, dependent on season, changing concerns, etc. More on this to come, but now onto the good stuff!
We went through the exact situation above when looking for a Vitamin C based skincare line to address dull, tired, post-summer skin. The effects of the summer sun can be harsh, leaving skin dehydrated and lacking brightness as we transition into fall. As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C is one of our favorite solutions that helps with collagen reproduction in the skin.
Benefits of Vitamin C in skincare:
- Increases fibroblasts (a cell in connective tissue that produces collagen)
- Brightens skin and increases radiance
- A powerful antioxidant, offering protection for skin
- Great for all ages, especially for anti-aging
Enter, Image Skincare, a line that we’ve been using for the past couple of months and have fallen in love with. Image Skincare is a clinical skincare brand full of active ingredients that are safe and proven and backed by smart botanicals. Image Skincare was created by a leading aesthetician and formulated by a plastic surgeon with the mission of addressing skincare and anti-aging, in a smart and intentional way- from ingredient sourcing to production. Image Skincare’s Vital C Collection was Image Skincare’s first line and one of our favorites. The goal? To hydrate, nourish, and revitalize dry, sensitive, redness-prone skin. (SN: the scent of these products are so delicious! Just the right amount of citrus! Anyone else picky when it comes to the fragrance of their skincare products? We definitely are!) Check out a few of our favorites below!
Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser
Hydration has been and will continue to be a top priority for us when it comes to skin care, especially as we head into the harsh winter months. This creamy Vital C Hydrating Facial Cleanser breaks down makeup and dissolves impurities while also nourishing the skin with antioxidants and vitamins. The high levels of Vitamin C also help to brighten as you cleanse.
Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum
We LOVE a good serum that quickly absorbs into skin and doesn’t leave us feeling greasy. We apply the Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum directly after cleansing and using a toner. The serum helps to fight back the visible signs of stress and fatigue that show on aging skin by supporting collagen and protecting skin against the effects of the environmental. This anti-aging serum has become a staple in our routine!
Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel
Do you struggle with finding an under-eye cream, serum, or gel that will keep you feeling hydrated all day long? SAME. We’ve been searching for an ultra-hydrating solution that’ll keep us feeling youthful and bright, and we’ve finally found one that we love! The Vital C Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel is cooling, soothing, and works to reduce signs of aging via peptides, nourishing antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid.
BD Pro Tip: Dark circles have always been an issue for us, and while they aren’t totally gone, we have definitely noticed an improvement since using this eye gel!
Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer SPF 50
Just because summer is officially over doesn’t mean you want to cut down on SPF protection! When it comes to SPF products on our face, we have become incredibly picky due to the sensitive nature of our skin. Chemical sunscreens often leave our skin burning and irritated, so when we found this Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturizer with SPF 50 that didn’t aggravate or turn our skin into an oily mess, we had to share! From long days out in the summer sun, to (soon) long days out on the ski slopes, and for everyday in between, we love this moisturizer for everyday protection. Along with SPF, this moisturizer is also blended with stem cells (plant-based!) and antioxidants to protect the skin from pollutants in the air (HELLO, NEW YORK).
BD Pro Tip: If you try this product, don’t be alarmed by the stark white and creamier texture (like the sunscreen Mom used to rub all over your face that would leave you with white streaks all over your face.) It blends super easily and is quickly absorbed!
Note: This product is not a part of the Vital C collection, but can be found under Image Skincare’s Sun Protection section online.
Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque
At certain times of the year, we, along with many others suffer from redness or rosacea. This Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Mask uses enzymes (one of our favorite forms of exfoliation) to gently dissolve dead skin cells. Infusing the skin with protective antioxidants + vitamins, this mask works to leave skin healthy and vibrant.
BD Pro Tip: For those with combination skin, we only like to use this one once a week, however, it IS gentle enough to use daily for extremely dull skin.
Let us know if you’ve tried this brand or have any questions about our experience using them in the comments below! Looking to try these out for yourself? Shop the products below or within the post, and be sure to follow us on Instagram @BeautyDisclosed, we’ll be sharing details on how to enter our Giveaway with Image Skincare soon!
All things beautiful,