7 mini skincare must-haves


Collecting mini skin and hair care products is something I do best. I’ve never been a fan of sticking to one product, unless I absolutely love it. I feel like my skin does so much better when I use a variety of products (at different times, not all at once). So I take full advantage of samples and trial sized products. The best time to buy is around the holidays when they’re sold in gift packages and on sale!

I am definitely not a skincare expert, but I have found that these 7 products work amazing. Here are my current favorite products that I rotate throughout the week.


Kate Somerville. I am LOVING these three products. It is literally like getting a 2-minute facial.

1. ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash.

What it is: A gentle cleanser that leaves skin feeling softer and smoother while gently cleansing away oil, makeup and surface impurities. The sulfate-free formula contains a duo of AHAs (glycolic acid and lactic acid) along with pineapple, pumpkin and papaya enzymes to naturally exfoliate without over-drying, leaving your skin fresh, soft and conditioned.

How to use: Use daily, morning

Why I love it: I love this product because it cleanses my skin without drying it out and has the best smell!

2. ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment 

What it is: A dual-action exfoliator that smoothes and polishes skin to reveal a glowing, radiant complexion after just one use. Lactic acid and fruit enzymes (papaya, pineapple and pumpkin) reveal smooth skin and a brighter, healthier complexion after just one use, while natural exfoliates remove dead skin.

How to use: Use every 3-4 days, before bedtime

Why I love it: This stuff is literally a facial in a bottle. It has an amazing smell and leaves my skin feeling smooth and bright every time I use it.

3. Dermalquench Liquid Lift Advanced Wrinkle Treatment

What it is: An advanced, anti-aging, rejuvenating treatment that instantly hydrates and firms skin while plumping and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. This advanced anti-aging booster combines fast-penetrating hyaluronic acid and oxygen to combat the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven tone and dryness, while rare botanical extracts instantly increase the look of radiance and create a complexion that appears more youthful and healthier.

How to use: 1-2 times a day, morning and night

Why I love it: The results are immediate and it keeps my skin hydrated and glowing all day long.


4. Ole Henriksen Truth Serum

What it is: A serum that brightens, firms, fights visible signs of aging and delivers all-day hydration. Enriched with orange and green tea extracts, Truth Serum is like a daily multivitamin for your skin.

How to use it: daily, before bed

Why I love it: I love vitamin C products in general, but this one makes my skin super glowy and firm.

5. Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Mask

What it is: Infused with pure 24k gold and colloidal gold, this mask by Peter Thomas Roth helps lift and firm skin while imparting an opulent glow. Caffeine tightens and firms the skin; peridot, a gemstone rich in magnesium, re-energizes and helps reduce the aging effects of stress; and hyaluronic acid and glycerin deliver intense hydration, plumping skin for a more lifted appearance. 

How to use it: 2-3 times a week, before bed

Why I love it: This mask feels super sticky when it’s on, but after it’s off it leaves your skins glowing and hydrated. 


6. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

What is it: A hydrating formula with ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid. 

How to use it: every morning before moisturizing

Why I love it: It’s the perfect base hydrator, especially in winter. And you can’t beat the price!


7. Context Vitamin C All Day Eye Cream

What it is: A revitalizing and hydrating lightweight formula that contains a powerful combination of preventative botanicals. Keeps eyes protected and nourished with potent antioxidants to protect the delicate area against free radical damage. Leaves skin nourished and refreshed all day. 

How to use it: morning and night, 1-2 times a day

Why I love it: Super hydrating and reduces fine lines overnight!


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