Over the years, I’ve tried so many bathroom products, ranging from shampoo and hair products to skincare and makeup. After much trial-and-error, I finally have my routine dialed in. Here’s a look at the products that have made the cut for a spot in my bathroom cabinet.
Prose Shampoo & Conditioner ($28 each): I’m a Prose devotée, having used the brand’s shampoo and conditioner for years. Prose customizes your products based on your unique hair needs, taking into account factors like your environment, exercise routine and hair texture. For me, that means they take into account my frizziness, frequent exercise, and desire for a fragrance-free formulation. Prose also boasts that its products are free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, dyes, mineral oils, GMOs, and are cruelty-free.
Noto Botanics Resurface Scrub ($34): LA-based Noto Botanics is known for its Multi-Bene Stick, but my personal favorite is the Resurface Scrub. I use this combination of aloe leaf, blood orange, AHAs and walnut powder 1-2 times a week to exfoliate my face, leaving it noticeably smoother each time. (Note that it’s important to use sunscreen after using this product.)
Boll & Branch Spa Bath Sheet Set ($128): After trying (and loving) Boll & Branch sheets, I decided to give these towels a try. I love the Spa Bath Sheet set because it offers the size of a bath sheet without being too bulky or heavy. I also find that I’m able to dry off from a shower more quickly than I am with a bulky plush towel.
Aquis Hair Towel ($30): I first learned of this product at a Goop holiday pop-up shop several years back, and purchased it based on its promise to dry hair faster and with less frizz. I love its turban style wrap, which makes it easy to dry my hair while finishing the rest of my morning routine.
Skin And Body Care
Osea Firming Eye Cream ($60): As a relatively new eye cream convert, I didn’t want to break the break with the many $200+ eye creams on the market. Lucky for me, I love this reasonably-priced option from Osea, which gives my under-eye area noticeable hydration (and will hopefully reduce the crows feet that are starting to appear).
Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen ($36): With fair skin, sunscreen every day is a necessity. My combination skin is prone to oiliness with many sunscreens, but Supergoop’s Unseen Sunscreen works well for me on its own or as a step between my skincare and makeup. I can attest that it is indeed invisible and weightless as it promises.
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream ($18): When I became pregnant with my now 15-month-old, I switched out many of my products for more natural alternatives. Based on the recommendation of the founders of Of a Kind (RIP), I tried this Soapwalla Cream, which is my daily go-to. It holds up as well as its competitors, without any of the harmful ingredients.
Corpus Deodorant ($24): If I’m in too much of a rush to use the Soapwalla Cream or need a touch-up before going out, this water-based, long-lasting Corpus Deodorant is a great option. I’m a fan of the Green scent, which is fresh without being overpowering.
Hair And Makeup
Ceremonia Pequi Curl Activator ($27): I have naturally curly hair that’s prone to frizz, which often resulted in my blow-drying or straightening it. Then I discovered the Ceremonia Pequi Curl Activator, a product that tames my frizz better than the many, many hair products I tried before it. Pequi is a Brazilian super fruit that maximizes definition, while Castor Oil and Murumuru Butter condition and hydrate to reduce frizz.
MERIT Beauty Concealer Stick ($38) and Brow Gel ($24): I’m slowly replacing all of my makeup products with MERIT Beauty’s. My first purchase was the Concealer Stick, which I love to use under my eyes for all-day coverage. That was my gateway to then purchase the brow gel, a tinted pomade that helps to keep my brows in place without any smudges or flakes, even while wearing glasses all day.
There you have it – my easy and foolproof routine to looking and feeling my best! Which cabinets are you eager to see in the next edition of TQE Cribs? Let us know @thequalityedit.