Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ This seems to be on everyone’s HG list and it deserves all the hype! It’s like a light lotion that absorbs quickly, without leaving a greasy residue – but it’s sunscreen! The best part is it’s so affordable!
Innisfree Jeju Volcano Capsule Recipe Pack – I’ve always been a sucker for mud masks and this was love at first try! It glides on smooth and dries smooth, not flaky and brittle. My skin feels so soft and clean after applying it. It will soon be moved to the Tried & True section because I’ve been using it for sometime now and it’s quickly becoming an essential.
Skin Food Black Sesame Hot Mask – This is definitely a HG product. It’s exfoliating, yet smoothing. I love it!
Etude House Pure Water Baobab Moist Cream – The mildest moisturizer I know. Fragrance free and packed with moisture! I think this may have been discontinued (it’s been out-of-stock at Etude Global since forever) but I’ve stock piled it.
Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam – Mild and gentle cleanser with little bits of volcanic scoria. It lathers up nicely and makes my face feel clean. I especially love how it includes some beneficial extracts
Holika Holika Pig-Nose Clear 3-step Kit – Seriously effective and every time I use it, I feel like my nose went to the spa! It’s a little pricey, but so worth it (especially on sale)!
Bath & Body
T.N. Dickinson’s Witch Hazel – I love this multi-purpose toner! It’s such an essential staple to my medicine cabinet that I’ve taken it with me throughout my travels and brought it over (or have people bring it over) whenever I visit the States. It’s not available here, but I’ve never been without it. It’s my go-to ointment for any skin related ailment. It immediately calms my skin and alleviates the swelling and redness associated with mosquito bites and mysterious bumps and rashes. My family can not live without it
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion – Another product I can not live without. In fact, this should be the first item on this list because I literally can’t live without it. I have very sensitive skin and it gets dry easily. I’ve used a multitude of body lotions in my lifetime and none have been more compatible with my skin type than this lotion. This item takes up precious luggage space whenever we visit the States (I stock up at Costco). I no longer have eczema because of it. This is my personal holy grail of lotions.
Rizes Crete Handmade Honey Olive Oil Soap – I picked this up in a little shop in Rhodes. It smells heavenly!
Gone But Not Forgotten
C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries Mentha Lip Balm Stick No. 1129 (No Shine Formula) – This my holy grail of lip balms. I absolutely love this product! It packs a mini kick of mint – I feel like I’ve just brushed my teeth whenever I put it on. However, it’s not harsh or strong. It leaves my lips instantly soft, even through the driest and coldest of winters. I dab a little on before bed and I’ve never had any problems with chapped lips. It’s not shiny so even my husband approves of it. I stocked up. *cue sad music* I’m on my last tube and they discontinued it!