With warmer and sunnier days ahead, it’s time to replace the old with the new (and no, not just with your wardrobe). As the seasons change, so do skincare needs. Here are VALLEY’s recommendations for products to add to your spring skincare routine.
The first step to a great skincare routine is to cleanse your skin.
Fresh: Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash
This face wash gently removes makeup, while cleansing skin to leave it feeling clean and soothed. It’s ideal for all skin types, even those with more sensitive skin. Some of its key ingredients include amino acid; rich soy proteins, which helps skin maintain suppleness; cucumber extract, which helps sooth skin; and rose water, which calms and balances your skin. Shop the cleanser here.
CeraVe: Hydrating Facial Cleanser
This cleanser is effective and affordable. It’s non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested, which makes it perfect for sensitive skin types and is suited best for those with normal to dry skin. While it removes dirt and oil from the skin, it leaves it feeling soft and hydrated — not stripped. It’s formulated with hyaluronic acid, which is a great ingredient to help skin retain its natural moisture. Shop the cleanser here.
Sunday Riley: C.E.O. 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Vitamin C is key ingredient to making skin bright and radiant, while also diminishing the look of dullness, dark spots and discoloration. This serum is fit for all skin types and can be used everyday to give your skin an automatic boost of luminosity and plumpness. Along with vitamin C, the product also contains Saccharide Isomerate Extract, which reduces the appearance of pores and helps maintain skin’s natural moisture barrier. Shop the serum here.
The Ordinary: Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
This serum is formulated to help reduce the look of dark circles and under eye puffiness, using high-solubility caffeine and green tea cathechin. The serum can be massaged around the eye contour both in the morning at night, and is perfect for all skin types. Coming in at under $7, this concentrated serum is quite the steal. Shop it here.
The spring season brings warmer weather and higher humidity, so it’s important to switch to a lighter cream to avoid clogging pores and breakouts.
Tatcha: The Water Cream
This oil-free moisturizer provides hydration to help skin look nourished and poreless, without leaving it feel sticky or greasy. The Water Cream is non-comedogenic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing and dermatologist tested, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Some of the key ingredients of the cream are Japanese wild rose, which improves the look of pores and balances skin; and Japanese leopard lily, which reduces oil production and calms and soothes the skin. Shop the cream here.
First Aid Beauty: Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer
This moisturizer is both light and nourishing, making it perfect for everyday use. It’s allergy tested, non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, perfectly suited for sensitive skin. Some of its key ingredients include colloidal oatmeal, which helps soothe dry or irritated skin; and shea butter to help enrich and soften the skin while also protecting the skin barrier. Shop the moisturizer here.
Whether you’re just going outside to walk your dog or do a quick home workout in your backyard, it’s still essential to protect your skin from the harmful rays.
Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40
Supergoop! is paving the way for sunscreen — it doesn’t clog pores or leave skin feeling greasy. The Unseen Sunscreen is lightweight, unscented and truly feels like you’re just putting primer on your face (which it can also be used as). When put on, it makes the skin feel soft and even helps control shine. While it provides SPF 40, it also protects from blue light. Shop the sunscreen here.