The Skincare Duo that Transformed my Skin

The Skincare Duo that Transformed my Skin | Pine Barren Beauty | skincare review, clean skincare, clean beauty, must have moisturizer, best moisturizer for winter, winter skincare, damn good face wash face oil, best face oil

If you caught my winter skincare routine last month, I wanted to write up a post today with an update! I've since added a new moisturizer to my skincare routine. In combination with my favorite face oil, this moisturizer has made all the difference in the overall health of my skin! Keep reading to find out which two products make up my current skincare dream team! 

The Skincare Duo that Transformed my Skin | Pine Barren Beauty | skincare review, clean skincare, clean beauty, must have moisturizer, best moisturizer for winter, winter skincare, damn good face wash face oil, best face oil

Damn Good Face Wash Face Oil: The Very Best

One of my favorite products in my routine is the Damn Good Face Wash face oil in The Very Best. It's organic and handmade with tons of love by Kate, who is a total boss babe & one of the coolest mama's out there. I've been using her products for some time now and she never fails to create all the natural goodness that my skin needs! (Previous review here.) 

The Very Best face oil keeps my skin hydrated and healthy all year round. I typically use 3-4 drops at night after I cleanse my skin. I prefer to use this oil at night because I like to lather it on. During the summer months, I use it in place of a moisturizer because my skin isn't dry when the weather is warm. During the winter months, I prefer to mix it with a moisturizer to give my skin a little extra hydration. FYI: it does have a very distinct scent, which I personally love, but some may not.

The Skincare Duo that Transformed my Skin | Pine Barren Beauty | skincare review, clean skincare, clean beauty, must have moisturizer, best moisturizer for winter, winter skincare, damn good face wash face oil, best face oil

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream

A few weeks ago, I talked about the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream on my Instagram stories. Drunk Elephant sent it over for me to try and I was BEYOND excited! Drunk Elephant is a skincare brand that has been on my list of brands to try for a very long time. They use only clean ingredients and take into account the pH of every single one of their products. Their products have tons of amazing reviews so I was excited to finally see for myself - and let me tell you, I'm more than impressed!

First, let's talk about the packaging. The bottle/tub is an airless pump which helps maintain the effectiveness of the ingredients (#yasss). You are also able to unscrew the lid when it's running low, that way none of the product goes to waste. 

Next, let's talk consistency. Compared to other moisturizers I have used, I would describe it as light to mid weight, depending on how much you use at a time. I typically use one full pump at night and it goes on super smooth. If I use it in the morning, I don't use quite a full pump because I prefer a weightless to light weight moisturizer in the morning, especially under makeup. With that said, it wears AMAZING under makeup. 

The Skincare Duo that Transformed my Skin | Pine Barren Beauty | skincare review, clean skincare, clean beauty, must have moisturizer, best moisturizer for winter, winter skincare, damn good face wash face oil, best face oil

Now, let's talk about the difference it has made in my skin. After just a few days, I told my mom it was a total game changer & I wanted to switch all of my products to Drunk Elephant! My skin just looks and feels so much healthier. They describe it as a shot of protein for your skin that will help maintain and create more collagen, and it has proven true because it transformed my skin from dry and tight, to supple and moisturized in just a few short weeks. I have also noticed a difference in the tone of my skin - it looks a lot more even! 

When using these two products together at night, I use one full pump of the moisturizer, then add 3-4 drops of oil right on top. I mix them together in my hands then apply it to my face. It goes on so smooth and makes my skin look so glowy when I wake up! Overall, I'm super impressed with both products and love using them together. I will definitely be using these well into spring & hopefully adding in more DE products to my routine as I run out of what I'm currently using! 

*Please keep in mind, these products work great for me (normal to dry skin type), but may not work great for you. Everyone's skin is different & it's important to use what works best for your skin. 


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