You may have noticed a developing theme surrounding my favorite skincare products over the past few years – they are all about protecting, nourishing, and fortifying the skin. Listen, a little exfoliation here and there is a good thing and you know I love my gentle retinols, but if I’ve learned anything working in the beauty space for almost 2 decades, it’s this: sometimes brands sell you super powerful products that mess with your skin barrier so that more products will be purchased in the long run to repair said weakened skin barrier.
I know, I know. It’s a horrible truth.
Although definitely not perfect, I’m quite pleased with my 48-year-old skin and I believe it’s a direct result of treating it gently and protecting my skin barrier at all costs.
The following products are all the epitome of nourishment and protection and are more than worthy of a mention.
So long, 2022! Here are the products that I used the most frequently and/or impressed me the most in 2022…some were launched this year while some oldies but goodies continue to be at the top of my list.