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Products I Love

These are some of the products I love and have used on myself and clients. I have included my reviews and experience in their description. Click on the link or image to purchase. 

Sending love to your skin,

Kiki



Cleansers I Love


CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that removes makeup fairly well. If you are sensitive to ceramides, this is NOT a good option. 

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that removes makeup fairly well. If you are sensitive to ceramides, this is NOT a good option. 



Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser is a cleaning gel that is pH balanced and removes excess oil and makeup from the skin. If you are too dry, I would recommend the Hydrating Cleanser over this.

Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser is a cleaning gel that is pH balanced and removes excess oil and makeup from the skin. If you are too dry, I would recommend the Hydrating Cleanser over this.



Paula's Choice Redness Relief Normal to Dry is one of my favorites because it is a a mixture of a cream and a gel. It has a light lather but it is not too stripping. Some of my clients that are sensitive to plant oils had some irritation with this but it's very rare. 

Paula's Choice Redness Relief Normal to Dry is one of my favorites because it is a a mixture of a cream and a gel. It has a light lather but it is not too stripping. Some of my clients that are sensitive to plant oils had some irritation with this but it's very rare. 



Paula's Choice Resist Perfectly Balanced cleanser is a creaming foaming cleanser that is gentle and is great for acne prone skin with concerns of aging. Removes makeup without leaving the skin feeling stripped afterwards.

Paula's Choice Resist Perfectly Balanced cleanser is a creaming foaming cleanser that is gentle and is great for acne prone skin with concerns of aging. Removes makeup without leaving the skin feeling stripped afterwards.


Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser is the most simple cleanser. It does the job without being too harsh or too fatty. Great for clients that suffer from folliculitis. Contains gentle sufactant. Some clients have found it to be on the drying side. It's affordable enough to give a try. 

Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser is the most simple cleanser. It does the job without being too harsh or too fatty. Great for clients that suffer from folliculitis. Contains gentle sufactant. Some clients have found it to be on the drying side. It's affordable enough to give a try. 


Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser was the first cleanser I used to assist in my acne clearing. It is a foaming gel but it uses a very gentle foaming agent. I recommend this one to most of my acne clients. 

Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Cleanser was the first cleanser I used to assist in my acne clearing. It is a foaming gel but it uses a very gentle foaming agent. I recommend this one to most of my acne clients. 


Hada Labo Cleaning Oil is amazing at removing makeup and it has an awesome mild lather to it. It is scent-free and very gentle. I wouldn't recommend it to acne clients because it is very fatty. For dry, mature and normal skin types, it's perfect!

Hada Labo Cleaning Oil is amazing at removing makeup and it has an awesome mild lather to it. It is scent-free and very gentle. I wouldn't recommend it to acne clients because it is very fatty. For dry, mature and normal skin types, it's perfect!


   This is a creamy foaming cleanser that is light, affordable and contains some soothing agents. It's great for acne, dry and dehydrated skin. 

 

This is a creamy foaming cleanser that is light, affordable and contains some soothing agents. It's great for acne, dry and dehydrated skin. 


A great cleanser for all skin types. 

A great cleanser for all skin types. 

I love this creamy cleanser because it is gentle and fragrance free and contains skin soothers. 

I love this creamy cleanser because it is gentle and fragrance free and contains skin soothers. 


TONERS THAT I LOVE

So far, the only toners that I love are from Paula's Choice because they are non-stripping and loaded with vitamins, antioxidant and cell communicators. These are my favorite 4!


Moisturizers I Love


A light yet hydrating moisturizer that is great for dry-normal skin. Some of my clients with acne found it to be too emollient. However, some of my clients with acne AND dry & flaky skin said this was the bomb!

A light yet hydrating moisturizer that is great for dry-normal skin. Some of my clients with acne found it to be too emollient. However, some of my clients with acne AND dry & flaky skin said this was the bomb!


A soothing cream that is great for dry skin and dehydrated skin. I use this sometimes during the winter months. Some of my acne prone clients had breakouts with this. I believe it's because it is extremely creamy and contains some heavier plant oils. 

A soothing cream that is great for dry skin and dehydrated skin. I use this sometimes during the winter months. Some of my acne prone clients had breakouts with this. I believe it's because it is extremely creamy and contains some heavier plant oils. 


A great moisturizer for oilier skin types. It is silicone based and contains green teat extract and rosemary extract which is non-fragrant. I am a huge fan of green tea extract in skin care. There are not many Boscia products that I like because they contain fragrant oils but this one is great!

A great moisturizer for oilier skin types. It is silicone based and contains green teat extract and rosemary extract which is non-fragrant. I am a huge fan of green tea extract in skin care. There are not many Boscia products that I like because they contain fragrant oils but this one is great!



This was the first moisturizer I dared to use after having acne for years. I had what I call, "post traumatic acne stress" PTAS which is a fear of using any product because you think your acne will return. I love this product because it is just enough moisture not to cause a breakout yet you don't feel dry. It is what it claims, a gel and it light finish is refreshing and soothing. 

This was the first moisturizer I dared to use after having acne for years. I had what I call, "post traumatic acne stress" PTAS which is a fear of using any product because you think your acne will return. I love this product because it is just enough moisture not to cause a breakout yet you don't feel dry. It is what it claims, a gel and it light finish is refreshing and soothing. 


This is a gentle moisturizer that doesn't contain any plant oils. It is mineral and squalane oil based. For clients that suffer from sensitivities to plant oils, this could work.

This is a gentle moisturizer that doesn't contain any plant oils. It is mineral and squalane oil based. For clients that suffer from sensitivities to plant oils, this could work.



I use this every single day for 2 years and I love it. It has not made me break out, I never feel oily or greasy after the application. Some of my clients felt it was a little too waxy.  Mature skin types that are also suffering from breakouts love it!

I use this every single day for 2 years and I love it. It has not made me break out, I never feel oily or greasy after the application. Some of my clients felt it was a little too waxy.  Mature skin types that are also suffering from breakouts love it!


A ceramide based gentle moisturizer. Some clients have been sensitive to ceramides which are fats and it has made them break out. Others have nothing but great things to say about this product. It is creamy but not too heavy. Normal to dry is preferred yet acne prone have used this and enjoyed it.

A ceramide based gentle moisturizer. Some clients have been sensitive to ceramides which are fats and it has made them break out. Others have nothing but great things to say about this product. It is creamy but not too heavy. Normal to dry is preferred yet acne prone have used this and enjoyed it.


I am not affiliated with any brands nor do I choose any products based on brand name. Most brands at least one or two products that are formulated well. I promote a lot of Paula's Choice products because she develops products with scientific research behind them. However,  I am not paid by them to promote their products or affiliated with them.

I am not affiliated with any brands nor do I choose any products based on brand name. Most brands at least one or two products that are formulated well. I promote a lot of Paula's Choice products because she develops products with scientific research behind them. However,  I am not paid by them to promote their products or affiliated with them.


SUNBLOCK for FACE AND BODY

My all time favorite SPF because it doesn't break me out at all and it's loaded with anti-aging antioxidants. It's light and efficient. I recommend this to most skin types. It is not greasy and doesn't smell bad. LOVE THIS!

My all time favorite SPF because it doesn't break me out at all and it's loaded with anti-aging antioxidants. It's light and efficient. I recommend this to most skin types. It is not greasy and doesn't smell bad. LOVE THIS!

A very light and fragrance free mineral sunblock that is appropriate for oily skin types. A lot of my clients that don't like heavier mineral sunblocks, really enjoy this coverage. It's extremely light. Doesn't contain the most antioxidants but it is sufficient sun protection safe for acne prone skin types.  

A very light and fragrance free mineral sunblock that is appropriate for oily skin types. A lot of my clients that don't like heavier mineral sunblocks, really enjoy this coverage. It's extremely light. Doesn't contain the most antioxidants but it is sufficient sun protection safe for acne prone skin types.  

Paula's Choice finally released their new CALM MINERAL SPF and I could not be happier! This is a non-chemical spf which means it uses minerals, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide instead of chemical blockers like oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone. It creates more of a physical block from the rays as opposed to a the chemical change in the UV rays caused by chemical sunblocks. For clients that don't like to use chemical sunscreens, this is perfect for you!

Paula's Choice finally released their new CALM MINERAL SPF and I could not be happier! This is a non-chemical spf which means it uses minerals, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide instead of chemical blockers like oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone. It creates more of a physical block from the rays as opposed to a the chemical change in the UV rays caused by chemical sunblocks. For clients that don't like to use chemical sunscreens, this is perfect for you!

A very light sunblock that contains no plant oils and may be a better option for certain acne types that are sensitive to oils. It is silicone based and doesn't clog the pores. 

A very light sunblock that contains no plant oils and may be a better option for certain acne types that are sensitive to oils. It is silicone based and doesn't clog the pores. 

Great sunblock for the body. Non-greasy and not too heavy with fabulous coverage. 

Great sunblock for the body. Non-greasy and not too heavy with fabulous coverage. 

I LOVE this product for my acne prone clients. It's light, it non-irritating, non-clogging, non fragranced. I is sufficient SPF coverage, doesn't smell too strongly. Not the best option for dry skin or mature skin.

I LOVE this product for my acne prone clients. It's light, it non-irritating, non-clogging, non fragranced. I is sufficient SPF coverage, doesn't smell too strongly. Not the best option for dry skin or mature skin.

When I had acne I was terrified to use SPF and this was the first one I tried once my skin started to improve and it was a fabulous first start to SPF. It's acne prone safe, non drying, smooth and gentle. 

When I had acne I was terrified to use SPF and this was the first one I tried once my skin started to improve and it was a fabulous first start to SPF. It's acne prone safe, non drying, smooth and gentle. 


SERUMS I LOVE


My favorite serum and product of all time! I truly can't express how fabulous this product is. It is great for all skin types. Every single acne client of mine that can't tolerate pretty much, anything, loves this product. For all types of acne, dryness, dehydration, oiliness... it's fabulous! Hyaluronic acid helps replenish the water retention the skin and other antioxidants help with soothing the skin. LOVE LOVE LOVE!   

My favorite serum and product of all time! I truly can't express how fabulous this product is. It is great for all skin types. Every single acne client of mine that can't tolerate pretty much, anything, loves this product. For all types of acne, dryness, dehydration, oiliness... it's fabulous! Hyaluronic acid helps replenish the water retention the skin and other antioxidants help with soothing the skin. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

 


BOOKS I LOVE

Over the past few years I have been working on writing a book including my experience with clearing my acne and helping others through understanding the science of the skin and the mind-body connection. Apparently, I no longer have to, Dr. Whitney Bowe, has included so much of what I wanted to share. She does it so well! It's informative, thorough, easy to read and understand and includes so much research! I am not sure about some of her at-home-skin care routines because I have not tried them on myself or others but the information is intriguing! 

Over the past few years I have been working on writing a book including my experience with clearing my acne and helping others through understanding the science of the skin and the mind-body connection. Apparently, I no longer have to, Dr. Whitney Bowe, has included so much of what I wanted to share. She does it so well! It's informative, thorough, easy to read and understand and includes so much research! I am not sure about some of her at-home-skin care routines because I have not tried them on myself or others but the information is intriguing! 

Paula Begoun goes through every nook and cranny in regards to proper skin care in this book. I read it every single day and feel like I learn something knew every time. 

Paula Begoun goes through every nook and cranny in regards to proper skin care in this book. I read it every single day and feel like I learn something knew every time. 


PROBIOTICS

This is a great strain of good bacteria for acne prone and rosacea skin types. I recommend taking 1x daily for 3 months. The health of the gut is very important in treating skin conditions. 

This is a great strain of good bacteria for acne prone and rosacea skin types. I recommend taking 1x daily for 3 months. The health of the gut is very important in treating skin conditions.