My Recent Beauty Purchases

I purchased a wide variety of beauty products as a gift to myself over the holidays and, now that I’ve had about a month to try them, I wanted to share some of my recent favorites! Read on to see the products that you need to add to your collection too.

Photo from Avène

1. Avène Skin Recovery Cream

My skin becomes dry when it gets cold out and this year, on top of my usual flaky skin, I had an allergic reaction to treatment. To not aggravate my skin any further, I turned to Avène’s Skin Recovery Cream, a soothing and protective moisturizing cream formulated with minimal ingredients. 

The best part about the simple ingredient list is that it’s gentle for hypersensitive and irritated skin, and it also helps the skin rebuild tolerance and repair damage.

After using this cream for a week, my skin is baby soft again and I’ve seen a notable difference in the texture as well. I recommend this cream to any of you who live in a dry and cold area. It’s a lifesaver!

Photo from Innisfree

2. Innisfree Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed

Another recent favorite of mine is this Intensive Hydrating Serum from Innisfree. I love how this serum is nourishing yet lightweight, and it never makes my face feel sticky. The green tea extract and green tea seed oil help my skin maintain its moisture throughout the day. 

I love how this serum is also packed with amino acids and antioxidants. The best thing about this serum is its affordability; it’s only $27!

Photo from Sephora

3. Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

My next favorite is this weightless setting spray from Urban Decay. To help extend the life of my makeup, especially when I wear a face mask or covering, a good setting spray is essential. 

Out of all the ones that I’ve tried, this one from Urban Decay really helps to lock in my makeup. It’s inevitable that some of my makeup still transfers onto my mask throughout the day, but I see significantly less transference in comparison to not using a spray at all.

Photo from Jolse

4. Skin79 Super+ Beblesh Balm SPF30 PA++ #Pink

Last but not least is this BB cream from Skin79! Since my skin has been acting up, I’ve tried to refrain from using heavy face makeup, like foundation. This BB cream from Skin79 is a lifesaver since its lightweight formula helps to treat skin troubles and blemishes while offering just the right amount of coverage. 

I love how my skin heals while wearing this BB cream since it allows it to breathe. The combination of sunscreen, whitening serums, and anti-aging-properties makes this BB cream a must-have, especially for the winter months! 

The one disadvantage is that it ships from Korea, so it can take up to one month to get to the United States, but it is worth the wait!

That wraps up my recent favorite beauty finds! What are some of your favorite beauty purchases?