Every once in a while a product comes along that becomes one of my "all time, ride or die, can't live without, always keep in stock, go to" products. And I'm going to share with you all of my favorite products that I constantly keep on hand. If they start to run low, I immediately purchase more and if I ever find them on sale... I stock pile them because I know I'll use them!
I absolutely love all Murad products!! I haven't had a bad experience with ANY of them!! And I have used a lot of different ones - just to try them or that I've gotten as samples! I use all of the above currently and constantly have these in stock.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost
A more affordable line I am obsessed with is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost line. These products feel so good on the skin - especially if they're cold! Talk about refreshing in the summer time! I have used all of these products above and when I feel like my skin is getting "used to" my Murad products or I just want a change - I'll grab some of these to switch things up. I don't feel like they work as well at keeping acne away as my Murad products - but for the price point they do a decent job.
Okay, so this is one I do not consider affordable. It's pretty cha-ching but I absolutley love this line! I had wanted to try the Extra Plump Smooth Balm Mask for a very long time but it was waaayyy to exspensive for me to justify the cost - and what if I didn't like it? But during the Nordstrom sale last year Dior had a gift set that included a small jar of it as well as a small size of the Micellar water, a serum and the sorbet water. I fell head over heels in love with the Hydrating Sorbet Water and HAD to buy the full size when I ran out. I have always been searching for a toner that would HYDRATE my dry skin and had never found one - ever. So when I actually liked this - it became my newest must have. I don't care that it cost a ridiculous amount of money. It's so worth it to me. I also really love the Fresh Hydration Sorbet Creme as a day lotion for when I'm staying inside at home and I really don't need any SPF.
My Other Top Skin Care Products
When I feel acne coming on my go-to product is Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. It dries up any unwanted acne very quickly. And when those days occur I reach for my Neutrogena Acne Stress Control toner instead of my Hydralife. And I just recently found the Kiehl's Whipped Body Butter and wow. It feels incredible on my skin and it has such a light scent - it's fabulous. My new go-to lotion after showering.
As life goes on, I'm sure there will be more skin care products that I fall completely in love with and I will be sure to add them here. For an inside real look into my skin care cabinet see below - this is my current situation. These are all my "must-have-on-hand" products.