If there’s anything I’ve realized in my 20s, it’s that my lifestyle is literally not conducive to my health. It’s like one day we’re all just out here downing Four Lokos on a Wednesday night, waking up the next day at 7am for a run, looking like Gigi Hadid the whole time, and the next day we’re 26, barely alive after two glasses of wine and a night of watching The Bachelor. Watching your youth fade away is fun, kids! But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in this life, it’s how to cheat the system and find the easy way out of all of life’s problems, including getting back my youthful, radiant skin. And luckily for you betches, Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple skin care line is the best in the game. So here’s a look at all the skin care products that you need to try before you turn 30. Seriously. RT to save lives!
If your skin is more sensitive than the poetry you published on your Myspace back in the day, then the Purity One-Step Facial Cleanser is about to change your whole damn life. No, but seriously. It was the gentle cleanser in Allure’s Best of Beauty Hall of Fame for a reason. First of all, it has a 3-in-1 approach to cleansing, which basically means it multitasks better than me screenshotting a guy’s texts and sending it to my group chat while painting my nails and solving an especially heinous crime 15 minutes into a Law & Order SVU episode. Not only does it wash away the day’s grime, makeup, and last night’s
exercise class bar hopping sweat, but it does all of this without stripping away your skin’s natural oils. AND it smells good AF—think light and citrus-y. So I guess we really can have it all.
This is for all my betches out there who would rather be drinking than masking (honestly, I feel you). The best part about this pore extractor exfoliating mask is that it literally takes five minutes of your time to work its magic. The salicylic acid in the clay-based mask sops up excess oil and minimizes the appearance of pores. Plus, it’s great for people with combination skin, because it targets all of your oily areas while zapping out your clogged pores. Spend five minutes with this mask and your skin will feel tighter and younger than it has in years.
This is maybe the best product Philosophy has coming out in their Purity Made Simple line, and for good reason. Similar to its Purity predecessors, it’s a lightweight cream so it won’t make your skin feel like a greased up Slip-n-Slide, but it goes on heavy enough to actually feel like it’s doing shit for your skin. Blessings. Made with chia seed oil, meadowfoam seed oil, a green tea antioxidant complex, and vitamins C and E, it’s going to make you look and feel, like, really pretty.
Also, if your skin is
dry thirstier than Bella Thorne’s Instagram feed, then you’re going to love this product because it helps improve complexion on two fronts. First, by hydrating the fuck out of your skin, and then by combining a mix of fatty oils and moisture-locking hyaluronic acids to restore your skin to its freshman year of college youthful-looking glory days. It’s like there is a God and She’s paying attention to my mid-life crisis tweets. You’re going to want to pick this product up ASAP because it’s about to be everyyyywhere, and you don’t want to be the fool using last season’s moisturizer.
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