Wondering what I’m currently using and wearing? Everything is right here. (List is updated as things change, and please check the bottom of this page for discount codes!)

You can find my top picks of 2022 here!


You can read about my updated haircare routine here.

Shampoo and Conditioner – Normal:

SEEN Skin-Caring Shampoo

SEEN Skin-Caring Conditioner

Shampoo and Conditioner – Hydrating:

Coco & Eve Super Hydrating Shampoo

Coco & Eve Super Hydrating Conditioner

Shampoo and Conditioner – Volumizing:

Abhati Suisse Volumizing Shampoo

Abhati Suisse Volumizing Conditioner

Deep Conditioner:

Coco & Eve Coconut and Fig Hair Masque

Styling Products:

R + Co Bleu Super Styling Cream

R + Co Bleu Lifestyler Volume and Texture Spray

R + Co Bleu Rebounce Natural Texture Curl Cream

Innersense Whipped Cream Texturizer

Crown Affair Hair Oil

Vegamour Gro Dry Shampoo

Ouai Matte Pomade

Hair Regrowth and Health:

Maya Chia Power Fol Scalp and Hair Treatment – to increase growth

Maya Chia The Mane Agent – a fabulous bonding treatment

Styling Tools:

GHD Helios Hair Dryer – Dries my hair super quickly and I love the concentrated nozzle for my bangs and face layers.

GHD Platinum+ Hair Styler – Great iron for straightening and curling

GHD Oval Barrel Wand – This wand creates the most natural-looking waves due to its oval (not round!) barrel


Yves Durif Vented Hairbrush – the best brush for detangling wet hair after the shower

Mason Pearson Junior Mixture Hair Brush – I brush through my hair completely with this brush every night before bed


I twist my hair into a bun frequently and use 2 of these clips to pin it in place.


My skincare routine involves the following steps on a daily basis:

Cleanse, Tone, Eye Cream, Treat with Serum(s), Moisturize, SPF

In addition to my daily routine, I use exfoliators and/or masks a few times a month, but I am careful with exfoliation because too much can definitely compromise my skin barrier and lead to problems.

I have very sensitive skin and when I am dealing with bouts of dermatitis on my face, I strictly use this 4-product regimen by Avene. If you have hypersensitive skin, you might find this video to be helpful!

Face Cleanser – Foaming:

Avene XeraCalm AD Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil – This lathers but is actually an oil so it’s super hydrating and gentle while still removing all makeup and sunscreen. It keeps my sensitive skin so happy!

Dr. Loretta Gentle Hydrating Cleanser – Lovely nourishing cleanser.

Vanicream Gentle Cleanser – When I have active dermatitis on my face, I use this cleanser to ensure I don’t cause additional irritation.

Doctor Rogers Restore Face Wash – Super simple and infused with aloe vera and glycerin to hydrate the skin.

Face Cleanser – Balms/Creams/Non-Foaming:

Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil – This is my go-to oil cleanser for double cleansing. Now that I religiously wear SPF every day, I want to make sure to get every trace of sunscreen and makeup off. This does it and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.

True Botanicals Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm – This cleansing balm is pure heaven. It effectively removes my makeup, sunscreen, dirt, and impurities while nourishing my skin so it’s left clean, smooth, and feeling moisturized. It’s naturally scented with Ginger Root, Mandarin, and Neroli Oils so it smells like a dream. Oh, it’s also great for redness and rosacea.

Purito From Green Cleansing Oil – Best bang for your buck. This natural cleanser made from 5 oils is super soothing and so effective. I love it.

Full review of some of my other favorite face cleansers here.

Face Washcloths:

Microfiber cloths are the only types of washcloths I can use on my face. Anything else will cause irritation and swelling so these are perfect for me.


Avene Thermal Spring Water Mist – My face loves this simple mist. Before moisturizing, setting my makeup, or throughout the day…I just love it.

Twelve Beauty Ultra Revitalizing Elixir – Designed to calm and protect the skin, this is great for rosacea and sensitive skin.

True Botanicals Calm Nutrient Mist – Instantly calms my skin (reviewed the True Botanicals line here)

Retinol Treatment Serums:

African Botanics Resurrection Cell Recovery Serum – This is my holy grail and I become slightly stressed when I run out and don’t have backup. (Full review here.) Contains 0.5% retinol plus tons of incredible ingredients – a fantastic option for beginner/intermediate retinoid users.

Maelove Stargaze Retinol Serum – An incredibly affordable retinol treatment for beginners containing 0.25% retinol. Potent yet gentle and great for sensitive skin.

MARA Algae Retinol Face Oil – If you prefer your retinol formulation in oil, this one is for you. So impressed with this one – it works.

African Botanics Retinal Night Cream – Formulated with a creamy texture, this treatment serum contains 0.1 retinal so it’s for more advanced retinoid users. (Confused about all the different retinoid names? This post is for you.)

Maelove Moonlight Retinol Super Serum – Another very affordable serum by Maelove, this one is for more advanced retinoid users, formulated with 0.11% retinal.

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Retinol Serum – 3.5% retinoid complex, this one gets down to business

Vitamin C Treatment Serums:

African Botanics Vita C Corrector – This is my go-to Vitamin C serum. Full review here.

Maelove The Glow Maker – Maelove hits it out of the park again – this time with an affordable Vitamin C, E, and Ferulic serum. If you are looking for a less expensive Skinceuticals CE Ferulic, this one’s for you.

Josh Rosebrook C Bright Complex – Fantastic product. Full review here.

Youth To The People Vitamin C + Caffeine Energy Serum – Super lightweight and really helps with puffiness,

Anti-Aging Serum (without Vitamin C or retinol):

True Botanicals Chebula Active Immunity Serum – If dryness/dullness, uneven texture, and fine lines/wrinkles are your concerns, I cannot recommend this oil enough. This hydrating anti-aging serum helps fight visible signs of aging while supporting the skin barrier. My skin always looks hydrated, glowy, and more youthful-looking upon application. (Plus, it’s hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and pregnancy-safe!) Perimenopausal skin? Run, don’t walk.

I use this twice daily – in the morning before my vitamin C serum and at night before my retinol.

Hydrating Serum:

Dr. Loretta Intense Replenishing Serum – Anytime my face is feeling dry (which is basically half of the year), I apply this to my face morning and night.


Naturium BHA Liquid Exfoliant 2% – I can use this 3-4 times a week with absolutely no irritation…just fresh, glowing skin.

Josh Rosebrook Active Enzyme Exfoliator – A physical and chemical exfoliant – I blow through pots of this (seen here)

True Botanicals Resurfacing Moisture Mask – Chemical exfoliant, reveals fresh skin. Great to use first thing in the morning and my sensitive skin tolerates it well.

Facial Moisturizers – Oils:

Maya Chia Super Naked Oil – My go-to face oil. Full review here.

African Botanics Fleurs D’Afrique Intensive Recovery Oil – *night only* I use this in combination with the Cell Recovery Serum and the results are very impressive. (I talk about the combo in this video.) I’ll never run out of this oil – love that it has retinol in it. #whysoexpensivetho

MARA Algae + Moringa Universal Face Oil – Packed with algae, antioxidants, phytonutrients, and essential fatty acids formulated to help nourish tired dry skin. My skin feels super nourished, clear, and very bright when using this oil.

Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil – A great oil for sensitive skin types. So lovely.

Facial Moisturizers – Creams:

Tatcha Indigo Overnight Repair – A serum-in-cream formula, this one is super hydrating and makes my skin wickedly soft the next morning. Unscented too!

Tata Harper Superkind Fortifying Moisturizer – This is a compromised skin barrier’s dream. Will never be without this moisturizer as it’s perfect year-round.

Tata Harper Water Lock Moisturizer – Great bang for your buck. Incredible consistency, beautiful finish, doesn’t clog or irritate my skin, lovely mild citrus scent…chock full of peptides and macro hyaluronic acid. Also, It is engineered with a sustainable refill system to reduce overall waste. A recyclable refill pod locks into the refillable Water-Lock jar.

True Botanicals Moisture Lock Overnight Mask – Even though it’s called a “mask,” there’s no need to rinse it off as it feels like a night cream and absorbs rapidly. Simple, unscented hydration. Watch it transform my dry patches here.

Kate Somerville Delikate Recovery Cream – Great option when you need hydration for delicate skin. (It has worked wonderfully on my PD-prone skin.)

Eye Creams: 

Youth To The People Peptides + C Energy Eye Concentrate – I use this every damn day. Best for de-puffing.

True Botanicals Resurrection Radiance Cream – This puppy gets the job done! Full review here.

Avene Soothing Eye Contour Cream – My eye area is very prone to irritation, swelling, and redness. This godsend of a product keeps my eye area soothed, hydrated, and plump without any stinging or eye-watering.

Skin Balms:

Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream, Unscented – This is just so lush and soothing and hydrating and calming. A++

Jones Road Miracle Balm – I dab this on during my makeup application and it makes my skin look gorgeous. I have three different shades, but Dusty Rose is my favorite.

Perioral Dermatitis:

I occasionally have bouts of perioral dermatitis and when that occurs, I switch up my entire skincare routine. My routine and best picks for PD can be found here.

SPF for Face:

Kosas DreamBeam SPF 40 – Amazing. Perfection. Full stop. My daily go-to 100% mineral sunscreen.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun SPF 50 – This doesn’t feel like sunscreen at all, just a lightweight, non-irritating moisturizer. Obsessed! (FYI – this is a chemical sunscreen.)

Elta MD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 – This is a perfect everyday chemical + physical block sunscreen that absorbs well, doesn’t leave any sort of weird film on your face, and is especially great for those with acne, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.

My Favorite Sun Hats:

Wallaroo Woven Fedora

Woven Visor

Wide Brim Floppy Hat

Dark Circle/Puffy Eye Erasers:

Honest Hazel Eye Gels – Puffiness be gone! These things are miracle workers – I always use in the morning before a shoot or an event!

Lip Balms:

Doctor Rogers Restore Lip Balm – This is a full-on hydrating, cushiony lip balm in a chapstick form. Love!

Avene Cicalfate Restorative Lip Cream – Super hydrating. It’s a cream, so it applies with a whitish cast – best for bedtime.

Fitglow Night Lip Serum – All the benefits of the Fitglow lip color serums, but in a clear version.


Avene Tolerance Extreme Mask – A mega dose of hydration for sensitive skin

African Botanics Le Masque Hydralift Intense – This is the ultimate lifting and firming leave-on mask/serum.

Josh Rosebrook Cacao Antioxidant Mask – I want to eat this stuff, really brings the blood to the surface of the face. #circulationsupreme

Twelve Beauty The London Mask – Silky texture that never dries down and balances my skin so well.

African Botanics Mineral Cleansing Mask – Great for clarifying and refining the skin without drying it out.

True Botanicals Detoxifying Pacific Glacial Clay Mask – Great for purifying and softening. This and the African Botanics Mineral Mask are the only two clay masks I can use without my face becoming tight and red.

My favorite mask brush: LILFOX Brush

Favorite fragrances: 

Ellis Brooklyn Amber

Phlur Missing Person

Glossier You (in the solid form, the spray is too strong)


Cleanser: One Love Organics Easy Does It Face Wash
Toner: Josh Rosebrook Hydrating Accelerator
Serum: Josh Rosebrook Hydration Boost Concentrate
Moisturizer: Josh Rosebrook Vital Balm Cream
SPF for Face: Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30

Body Care

Body Moisturizers:

Naturium Skin-Renewing Retinol Body Lotion

Naturium Bio-Lipid Restoring Body Lotion

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil in Vanilla Bean

Body Wash/Soap: 

Naturium The Glow Getter Multi-Oil Body Wash – This is THE BEST BODY WASH EVER, you’re gonna have to trust me.

Hand cream:

Weleda Skin Food

Weleda Skin Food Light

Sunscreen for Body:

Supergoop PLAY SPF50 Sunscreen 

Supergoop PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 with Vitamin C



Monika Blunder Blunder Cover – Shade 3

Merit Minimalist Stick – Shade Linen

Kosas Revealer Concealer in Tone 03 or 3.5 – Super brightening and hydrating. My full video review is here.

Saie Slip Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35

Finishing Powder:

Westman Atelier Vital Pressed Skincare Powder – Pink Bubble and Translucent

Make Beauty Diffusion Set Pressed Powder Fair and Light/Medium


Merit Beauty Day Glow – in Cava

Lisa Eldridge Elevated Glow Highlighter – Love Cosmic Rose and Pink Moon

Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlight Sticks – I have all three shades and I adore them all. Click here to watch me apply it.

Jones Road Miracle Balm – I dab this on during my makeup application and it makes my skin look luminous and natural. I have three different shades, but Dusty Rose is my favorite.

Rituel de Fille Rare Light Luminizer – These have been in my makeup bag for years. The most unique shades I’ve ever seen. I’m partial to Phosphene, Solar Flare, and Ice Bow.


Westman Atelier Face Trace Stick in Biscuit – Besides contouring the cheekbones, I love to use this as a neutral eye shadow, seen in this video.

Victoria Beckham Contour Stylus – Travertine and Marble

Cream Blush:

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Sticks – This formula is hard to beat and the stick form is so easy to use! I have 5 shades and love them all. You can see them swatched on me here.

Jones Road Lip and Cheek Sticks – I love English Rose, Bright Coral, and Rosy Brown.

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush – Another great formula. Favorites are Abundance, Sun Touched. Blossoming, and Reverence

Powder Blush:

Kosas Color + Light Pressed Duo in Longitude Zero (peachy-pink) and Contrachroma (soft golden bronze)


All of my favorite bronzer swatches can be found in my 2020 Bronzer Showdown!

Westman Atelier Beauty Butter Powder Bronzer – #1 powder pick. Matte and totally weightless, creates natural, sunkissed cheeks for days.

Saie Sun Melt in Light Bronze – #1 cream pick. You can watch my application here.

HAN Bronzer in Malibu – This is a lovely cool-toned bronzer.

Bronzing/Illuminating Liquid:

Pai The Impossible Glow Bronzing Drops – I mix these drops into my moisturizer or SPF for the most natural and subtle bronze glow.

Eye Shadow:

Victoria Beckham Smoky Eye Brick in Signature

Ilia Necessary Eyeshadow Palette in Cool Nude

Jones Road The Best Eyeshadow – Ash, Dark Brown, Penny, Smokey Grey

Jones Road Just a Sec Eyeshadow – Golden Peach

Victoria Beckham Lid Lustre – Tea Rose

Rituel de Fille Ash and Ember Eye Soots – Sigil

Eye Shadow Primer:

Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer


Fitglow Vegan Eyeliner – All three shades are perfection. If you buy the trio, you basically get one for free.

Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner – Olive, Bronze, Cocoa

Jillian Dempsey Kohl Eyeliner – Deep Burgundy, Black Sapphire

Morphe Gel Liner

19/99 Beauty Precision Color Pencil – Lustro is the perfect inner corner/cupid’s bow highlight


Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara – Lengthening and separation. Love.

Jones Road Mascara – Super volume

19/99 Lash Tint Mascara – Great for lower lashes

Victoria Beckham Future Lash – If you love tubing mascaras, this is a must

Ere Perez Waterproof Mascara – Good option for waterproof.


Best Matte Formula:

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lipsticks – see all my favorite shades here

Givenchy Le Rouge Sheer Matte Lipsticks – #16, #23, #27, #37

Best Satin Formula:

Kosas Weightless Lipstick – Stardust, Violet Fury, Undone

Y et Beaute Lipstick – Bisou, Soho

Best Liquid Formula:

Kjaer Weis Matte, Naturally Liquid Lipsticks – KW Red, Visionary, and Enthralling


Fitglow Lip Colour Serum – My very favorite lip glosses. The shades, texture, scent, and hydration are all on point. Favorites are Nudie, Buff, Nice, and Go. Full review here.

Tower 28 ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly – I never thought the day would come when I would find a lip gloss that compared to Fitglow, but I have and they are a fraction of the cost! Run, don’t walk. I have all 4, but prefer Coconut and Cashew the most.

Lip pencils:

Fitglow Beauty Lip Liner in Nude and Buff

Jane Iredale Lip Pencils in Terracotta, Spice, and Rose


RMS Back2Brow Shaping Powder – I really love applying this brow powder in Dark with the Back2Brow brush. I just fill in where needed.

Kjaer Weis Brow Gel in Medium Brown

Makeup Brushes:

KJH x Spectrum 11-Piece Brush Set – This set covers almost all of my bases except for the few below

Foundation: Clove + Hallow Perfecting Buffer Brush

Concealer: Clove + Hallow Precision Buffer Brush

Cream Blush: RMS Blush Brush

Eyeshadow: Real Techniques Eyeshadow Set


My most frequently asked question has nothing to do with clean beauty…it’s my jewelry. #gofigure I am a 14k gold loyalist through and through and very rarely switch up my jewelry – I shower, swim, and do everything in these pieces.

I rotate these necklaces:

Ariel Gordon ID Arc Necklace

Ariel Gordon Imperial Disc Pendant Necklace

Ariel Gordon Keen Eye Pendant

Ariel Gordon Medallion Signet Necklace

Aurate Diamond Bezel Evil Eye Necklace


Ariel Gordon Pave Huggies
I wear this hoop in my left second hole and have a constellation piercing in my right earlobe.


I wear six bangles from Yearly Co


Cartier Tank Solo

Pinkie Ring:

Ariel Gordon Moniker Ring

Monthly Beauty Boxes

Beauty Heroes – Full-sized, luxury clean beauty products. I have found so many favorite products via Beauty Heroes.

Boxwalla – This beauty subscription is always so unique. They also do film and book subscriptions, which is fantastic.

Discount codes

Credo Beauty – 10% off with code WHOORL10 (only once per customer)

True Botanicals – 15% off with SARAHJ15

Clove + Hallow – 15% off with code WHOORL15

Fitglow Beauty – 15% off with the code WHOORL15

Necessaire – 10% off with code SARAHJ10

19/99 Beauty – 15% off with SARAHJ15