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24 Aug

Best Products For Your Toughest Skin Concerns

Jessi Malay holygrail skincare products

Jessi Malay holygrail skincare products

Finding skincare products that really work for your toughest skin concerns is a constant work and progress. My skin has been through a lot of skin concerns over the years, from redness, to irritation and dehydration..believe me I’ve experienced it all!! I’ve experimented with tons and tons of skincare products over the years and somewhere down the line I realized that many of the products I was using were not fulfilling their promises. Lately, I’ve really made a point to nail down what products are right for my skin concerns and rotate between these. We all know the importance of having good products that we rely on daily, so today I wanted to share a round-up of some of the products I’ve been using lately  and talk about how each one targets a different skin concern!


the best skincare products for your toughest skin concerns

Redness & Irritation 

BioClarity Essentials Routine 

BioClarity has become one of my favorite clean skincare lines. I’ve talked about this a bit before when I first found out I was pregnant with Alessandra! Anyone remember my paraben-free beauty post? Clean beauty become a huge priority for me and I started to filter out products that have parabens, toxic chemicals and synthetics. When BioClarity reached out to me, I was so excited to read into their brand! I started off my using the Essentials Routine which helps with redness, irritation, and dull skin. All the products in this collection contain a secret ingredient to target redness and soothe the skin, called Floralux which is naturally derived from Chlorophyll. The cleanser contains cucumber, green tea and chamomile and is super refreshing when massaged into the skin!

Dull & Combination Skin 

Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract

This cleanser is ideal for when your skin is lacking that certain lustre and radiance that we all want! I started incorporating the Clarins Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract into my nighttime routine and have been loving the results ever since. I love using this cleanser at night before bed since it works as a mild exfoliator, so it’s kind of like a 2-in-1. The formula is an extremely fine, creamy exfoliator that contains silica exfoliating beads so you don’t have to worry about irritating your skin. I’m also obsessed with the orange scent..it’s so refreshing after a long day! 

Clarins Toning Lotion with Chamomile

After cleansing my face with the exfoliating cleanser, I like to use the Clarins Toning Lotion with Chamomile which contains calming chamomile and vitamins A, B, and E to help nourish the skin. I love using a toner with soothing ingredients at nighttime to really help calm my skin after a long, stressful day and get it prepped and ready for serum and moisturizer! 

There’s a reason why Vitamin C is referred to as the anti-aging miracle ingredient! Incorporating Vitamin C into your skin routine will provide numerous benefits such as evening out your skintone, brightening your dark spots, and keeping your skin youthful and radiant! If you’re skin is feeling tired and needs some bounce, I highly recommend trying the Clinique Vitamin 7-Day System. I’ve tried many products that contain Vitamin C before, but this product ensures that your skin is getting Vitamin C in it’s best form. One thing I recently learned is that pure vitamin C naturally degrades when it’s exposed to oxygen, so by the time you apply it on the skin it’s not as powerful as you think it is. What’s great about this system is that the single packages maintain the freshness of the Vitamin C until activated.

Unbalanced Skin 

This balancing mask by Goldfaden MD is a total game changer! It’s the perfect pick-me-up mask after a long stressful week when your skin needs more than a little boost. Not only does this mask nourish your skin, but it contains a multi-peptide and enzyme blend that will have your skin feeling plumped, tightened and revitalized! What I love about this mask is that the formula is super gentle and lightweight, with natural ingredients like ginseng, honey, flower extracts, Jojoba oil and Vitamin E to soothe the skin and remove any signs of distress.

Some of you may notice this mask from my most recent video on my at home spa/pamper routine! This is one of those masks that you can use at anytime. The main purpose of this mask is to detoxify your skin, but it also helps hydrate, even out your texture, and protect your skin from environmental agressors all at the same damn time!! The two magical ingredients, a prebiotic from algae in combination with alguronic acid work together to balance your skin’s surface.

Acne & Congested Skin 

BioClarity Clear Skin Routine

When my skin is going through a break-out, I turn to the BioClarity Clear Skin Routine that is specifically targeted to treat existing breakouts and prevent new ones from forming. Since my skin is really sensitive, it’s important that any acne-targeted products I use are really gentle. In the past, I’ve tried numerous acne-targeted products that are overly drying and leave my skin feeling cinched, but I’ve never felt this way after using BioClarity’s Clear Skin products. All three products specifically contain soothing ingredients like cucumber, green tea and chamomile that help restore and hydrate your skin after treating it.

L’Oréal Pure Clay Mask Clarify and Smooth

Whenever my skin needs a major detox, I turn to a good clay mask! This mask contains 3 pure clays, Kaolin Clay, Montmorillonite Clay and Moroccan Lava Clay that really help get deep into your skin layers and clarify your pores. I leave it on for about 10-15 minutes and after removing the mask, I instantly feel like the mask has lifting all the dirt, dust and oil that has been lingering on my skin’s surface!


Hope you loves enjoyed this post! If whatever products you’re using on your skin isn’t working, I highly recommend giving these a try!

XO, Jessi



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