My Anti-aging (and clean!) Skin Care Favorites

March 12, 2017


On Sundays, I am hoping to continue posts on mind, body, and spirit wellness since it is something I desperately need myself. Writing these posts actually remind me to take care of these areas of my life at a time when it is so easy to put them on the back burner. So today, I am sharing what I have been using to take care of my skin. I am focusing on clean and probiotic ingredients, and bonus: they build up your skin!


Pretty much since after the age of 24, my skin started to shift by the year. Far gone are the days of face wash and go. I rarely have time to do much other than that, but these are skin care products that I feel like do the work for me. I fell in love with the Tula line when they sent me samples to try, and have re-ordered the moisturizer already. It is phenomenal (and not sponsored!). These are a few products I rotate that offer that glowy facial look with a 5 minute routine.

Revitalizing Eye Cream – Two babies under two you guys. My eyes! The puffiness and the dark circles were something out of The Dark Night! This cream feels like a dream to my tired state in the morning. Super soft and creamy, but it doesn’t leave oily residue like I usually have experienced. It is a good wake up and go. (They also just came out with this serum that sounds too good to be true.)
Benefits: Antioxident that hydrates and visibly renews the delicate eye area.

Hydrating day and night cream – This is what I use every morning. So silky smooth and leaves a really nice glow without looking oily. I have noticed such an improvement in dry patches and skin tone!
Benefits: Nourishes and balances skin, and targets fine lines with a probiotic formula.

Overnight Skin Rescue Treatment – I put this on before bed for an intensive moisturizing option. In the winter my skin would dry out so easily and this solved that problem for me!
Benefits: Reduces pore size + fine lines, and increases skin elasticity with it’s probiotic formula.

Volume Defense Serum – Definitely a luxury item so I don’t use this daily but feels like a treat to use a few times a week. This is the serum that adds the glow and removes dullness for me.
Benefits: Improves skin barrier functions and restores volume and elasticity with a probiotic formula.

Advanced Neck Cream – Didn’t know there was such a thing? Neither did I. It’s thick and creamy but doesn’t leave any residue. It’s the area that has very thin and delicate skin which is why we notice changes sooner in this area. This is easy to put on after daily moisturizer (I just use it a few times a week). Just read the reviews if you are curious how it works!
Benefits: Targets elasticity and helps restore firmness.

Double Glow Facial Mask – I just got this sample and am usually wary of masks, but this one is paraben free. My  skin is usually sensitive to masks and peels, but this one is so far so good!
Benefits: Removes dead skin and boosts radiance.



I’d pair this with drinking lots of water, and actually getting 8 hours of sleep, but if you are a mother, chances are this combination is rare. So I’ll take it in the form of a good moisturizer and serum. Now, I’d be lying if  I said I am dedicated to using these each day, so like I said, a switch them up depending on what I have time for. Makeup and skin care tend to be the last thing I want to spend money on, but I’ve realized that skin care is something that can go a long way if you select the right kind. Lest wasting money on drugstore brands, less chemicals in your bloodstream, and improved confidence for feeling good about taking care of yourself. So it’s something I am trying to be better about being consistent with.

Any favorites you are loving? I’ve been liking this face wash as well! Now I admit I am not ready to toss my favorite makeup products for clean ones, but I am trying. I will let you know as I test out new clean ingredient products which ones are working well for me!

Photos: Morgan Blake

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  • I love how photogenic the blue colour of the Tula products is. It sounds really good too, I’ve got to try the brand out.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • I just started the Tula moisturizer too and I love it, but I’m a little concerned because I didn’t see anywhere that it has SPF? Do you use an additional SPF product?

    • SPF tends to make moisturizers a little clammy on me so I apply it via my tinted moisturizer! Right now I use Clinique which has an SPF20 in it!

  • Love this, Anna! I’ll have to give some of these products a try. If you’re interested in trying some clean makeup products, look at 100% Pure! I really like their eyeshadows especially. 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing! I get a little wary of tossing out the old and buying a whole new set of products, too, so it helps to read reviews like yours. Even though “clean” products are obviously better for the entire body, I find that some of them don’t perform as well as the mainstream. It’s a challenge to find something that ticks all the boxes! Anyway, I appreciate your candor in sharing this one. By the way- two babies under two. GIRL.

    • I’m glad it’s helpful! I agree. I just don’t even know where to begin usually so was happy to find a whole line I loved. I’ve been testing makeup options too so hopefully can share some good ones soon.

  • I feel ya with the skin changes. My skin was great…. until 26 and then it went nuts on me. Switching up my diet has helped a ton but I need a little something extra. I’m currently looking for a clean moisturizer so this post is pretty timely! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  • Very insightful. How can I get these products please?

  • Hello Anna. This sounds really great. Actually, its my first time hearing of this product Tula. I’ve got to try this out.
    But dear, How can i get them?
    Don’t think there is this brand in the country av visited.
    Would be greatful if you could help me out.
    vicky from

  • first time hearing of tula.
    where and how can i get the products?
    really interested

  • Stumbled upon your blog and love it! I’m a big fan of One Love Organics Coconut Skin Dew and their Vitamin B Oil skin cleanser. My friend Lauren (also an Atlantan) is a clean beauty blogger and has found amazing brands that bridge that “clean beauty products that hold up just as well as conventional products” dilemma. You’d love her! Anyway, so glad to have found your blog and IG! Thanks for sharing with us!

  • Hello! Just ran across your page on FB and am loving it! Saw this post and wanted to know if I could send you some Beautycounter samples. Read you like paraben free and we are that and more. Think “Nordstrom meets Whole Foods.” It’s a company that won’t compromise your health for your beauty. Happy to share samples! Full sized products too! Check it out here—->

  • Hi,
    I’ve been using the Tula Day and Night Cream for a couple of months now, and it is awesome! It is a little bit pricey for me, but a small amount goes a long, long way, I haven’t even used half of it. Thanks for sharing!

    • Yes same Jenny! I am willing to pay a little more if it lasts a long time! It’s rare for me to find a moisturizer that isn’t greasy or leaving me feeling oily. Glad you are enjoying!

      • True that! I am not a big spender, but when I do, I usually check for reviews first before I splurge haha. I’m a little trusting like that. Yes, it is amazing! I have a combination type of skin, and it makes it difficult for me to find a product that will suit my needs, but this moisturizer is a keeper! Thanks, Anna!

  • Isabella Davis

    I am obsessed with clean and natural anti-aging skincare products that really work. My recommendations are always clean, effective, and proven products.I use solvaderm products and I am very happy.They have amazing anti-aging products.

  • The best thing about these products is the gorgeous packaging! I find that I use my facial creams and serums more if they’re pretty and sitting out on my bathroom counter. An amazing smelling product will also motivate me to wash my face in the evening even if I’m exhausted!

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