Is your skincare routine missing these essentials?
No matter how simple or extensive your skincare regimen may be, there are a few basics that everyone needs to have on hand. One is an antioxidant serum to keep environmental damage caused by free radicals at bay, and another is a moisture mask that you can bust out when your skin is feeling parched. I may have a variety of each of these to choose from, but now I have backup thanks to Tu El—and they’re both effective yet “green” since they are 100% vegan and formulated without phthalates, sulfates, parabens, mineral oil, synthetic dyes or fragrance.
I’m really into the C Power Vitamin C Serum because it contains a lot more than straight-up vitamin C (which is one of the best free radical fighters out there). It also features malic and lactic acids for gentle exfoliation, green tea for even more antioxidant protection and vitamin B5 for extra skin nourishment. It’s super-lightweight and absorbs in a flash—and it’s become a staple in my morning skincare sequence. (And at $60, it’s a smart buy.)
The Moisture Plus Treatment Mask is pretty awesome, too, thanks to a majorly hydrating blend of muru muru, sunflower, cocoa and shea butters. Throw in some vitamins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid and you have a recipe for a skin-soothing, smoothing and softening treat. Slather on a thick layer, kick back and relax for at least 10 minutes once or twice a week—and enjoy plump, radiant, juicy skin without any potentially toxic or irritating ingredients. Who doesn’t want that?