Mai’s Current Favorites
Mai’s Current Favorites
Okay …. I have a problem: I love collecting skincare and beauty products. It’s become an issue - I’m actually running out of room in my home. However, through trial and error, I have found a handful of favorites that I’ve been loving to use on a daily basis; they’ve stayed stagnant within my AM/PM routines - why fix it if it ain’t broken, you know?
I currently own 3 of these (cherry, birthday cake, and coconut), and I keep them scattered literally everywhere. While coconut and birthday cake are my top 2 favorites, I’ll use whichever I can get my hands on at the moment because my lips love this stuff. It leaves my lips perfectly hydrated and plump. I suffer from having chapped lips often, no matter how much I exfoliate or attempt to keep them moisturized, but BDC really helps to combat that. Tip: I love using this before bed as an overnight lip “mask”. I always wake up with the most plump, healthy looking lips!
If you follow Dax and I on Instagram (@THEGLOSSARRAY), you’ve definitely heard me rave about this multiple times. A ton of times. I always have this in my bag wherever I go. I can’t rave about the formulation of this hand cream enough. I am so picky about hand creams. I can’t stand when a cream/lotion leaves behind a greasy or sticky residue, it actually makes me angry lol. This cream sinks into your skin without a trace, aside from the gorgeous scent of Bal D’Afrique. This is my favorite Byredo fragrance of all time. My favorite cream of all time. Just … amazing.
Sunscreen is something that I’ve had a hard time incorporating into my daily routine for awhile. I didn’t like the formula of any that I had tried - most had left a weird oily film on my skin, and had horrible whitecast. However, after adding multiple acids to my daily routines, I was like … “alright. I need to find an SPF so that my skin doesn’t burn off.”, and since initially trying this one, I haven’t had any issues! Supergoop makes it so easy to add an SPF to your routine effortlessly. This one is silicone based and clear, so it really works as a makeup primer, or on it’s own. Either way, it’s invisible! It’s also SPF 40, which is incredible. I highly recommend this if you’re in the market for a sunscreen! (You should be!)
This is expensive, but so, so worth it. This serum is anti-aging, and also formulated to protect against free radicals while also rejuvenating the skin. It can be used on any skin type, and is also perfect at night right before bed. If you decide to use this, I do recommend working with it at first since it can cause pilling if layered with other products! But, once you work it out, this stuff is incredible. It smells amazing, and my skin adores it. It leaves my skin glowy and brand new. I use this a few times a week because I’m scared to run out of it lmao. Also, not to be that person, but the packaging ….. incredible.
Oh… my goodness. If you haven’t tried this, you need to run out and grab it immediately. I had decided to try out a few French pharmacy brands when I came across this, and found that it was highly raved about. I see why now. My skin….. loves this. I suffer from dry/flaky skin, and this combats that perfectly. It sinks into my skin without leaving me looking overly oily. The texture of my skin becomes smooth, and SO soft. I can’t say enough good things about this. It’s also perfect as a makeup primer! My makeup lasts all day with this underneath. I will definitely keep this in my routine from now on. ALSO, the smell …. incredible.