Monochromatic makeup is both effortless and gorgeous, and all you really need is a lip and cheek like Jones Road Lip and Cheek Stick. Makeup artist Suzy Gerstein is a noted fan and says that “it doesn’t feel dry or chalky” (thanks to caster seed oil) and has a “user-friendly texture that works across a wide variety of skin tones.”
True Botanicals Calm Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm
Tata Harper Superkind Refining Cleanser
Kick off your nighttime skin-care routine by melting off your makeup with True Botanicals’ Calm Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm. While it has hydrating ingredients powering its buttery formula, like yucca extract, turmeric, and mango butter, it also uses lactic and azelaic acids to gently exfoliate skin at the same time. Translation: this balm does it all.
For a fragrance-free cleanser that still does the heavy lifting (a.k.a. removing all of the makeup and grime from your face), Tata Harper Superkind Refining Cleanser employs ultra-fine rice powder and cranberry enzymes to dissolve dead skin cells and make sure your skin is prepped for your subsequent steps.
Mara Plankton + PHA Flower Acid Algae Serum
Alpyn PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer
Pump up the exfoliating action with Mara’s Plankton + PHA Flower Acid Serum, which is formulated with eight percent vegan lactic acid, polyhydroxy acid, and daisy and hibiscus extracts to refine uneven texture and brighten your skin.
As the name suggests, Alpyn PlantGenius Melt Moisturizer has a melt-into-your-skin texture that uses hyaluronic acid, squalane, and ceramides to douse your skin in moisture. What’s even more impressive is that this formula also contains bakuchiol (a popular plant-based retinol alternative) and vitamin C to address signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. (Typically, vitamin C and retinol (the vitamin A kind) can’t be used together.)
Kinship Kinskin Ceramide Barrier Repair Oil
EleVen Ace the Day Face Lotion SPF 30
Looking for an ultra-soothing treatment? Kinship’s Kinskin Oat Ceramide Repair Oil nourishes the driest of skin and gives your complexion a major glow that’s possible because of firming oat ceramides, brightening vitamin C ester, and a proprietary blend of omega fatty acids
If it’s one person who knows a little something about sun protection, it’s a world-class athlete like Venus Williams who has spent literal years of her life practicing outside on the courts. EleVen’s Ace the Day Face Lotion SPF 30 leaves you with a soft-focus finish, thanks to soothing allantoin and moisture-boosting bisabolol.
Shaz & Kiks Rice + Chai Refresh Spray
Ceremonia Guava Leave in Conditioner
Shaz & Kiks is the quick refresh that your day two or three hair is probably looking for. Thanks to glycolic acid, the Rice + Chai Refresh Spray absorbs oil, dirt, and product build-up without stripping your scalp. To give your hair a bout of strength and shine, there’s rice water, black chai tea (which is caffeinated), and plenty of amino acids and antioxidants.