Are you looking for a one and done serum that doesn’t break the bank? Today’s OMG has you covered: meet NagaSona. NagaSona is a handmade skin care brand developed by a cosmetic scientist, blending together the efficacy of potent ingredients and the nourishing botanicals found in nature. This hyaluronic acid based serum combines the hydrating benefits of a humectant, plus the resurfacing and brightening properties from AHAs. If you’ve never heard of hyaluronic acid, it’s a powerhouse at helping your skin retain moisture, but it also helps fight free radicals, prevent signs of aging, and promote radiance. Delivering it in serum is great because it can penetrate deep into the skin before other skin care is layered on top. Alpha hydroxy acids help unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and overall improve the appearance of skin tone. If your skin is feeling dull, uneven, or dehydrated, this serum gives a shot of moisture and glow. What I love most about it is the gel formula that instantly turns into a water-like texture when spread across the skin. It leaves behind a smooth, glass skin like finish. Most importantly, it dries down super thin so you can easily layer a moisturizer and sunscreen on top. Sunscreen is a must everyday, but especially when using products like acids that increase sun sensitivity. I’ve been testing the product for a couple weeks now and I love it. It’s naturally based, backed with real ingredients you can identify like sugar cane extract, glycerin, licorice root extract, orange extract, and so on. The serum is also free of silicone, fragrance, and parabens, which can be irritating. As someone with sensitive skin, I value that a lot and this product is suitable for all skin types. Sometimes all you need for that little extra glow isn’t intense masks or expensive facial treatments, a daily serum packed with the right blend of ingredients and potency can be a more impactful choice.
Hyaluronic Acid Illuminating Serum
The future of skin care? Think outside the bottle, but don’t forget to also look back in time! As a huge fan of Japanese skin care, I’m excited to share this luxurious product as today’s OMG find. EDOBIO’s luxury soap is produced in Japan, thoughtfully made by hand from premium natural and plant-based ingredients. Inspired by the art and beauty of the Edo period in Japan, the line pays homage to the minimalism and simplicity of ancient beauty rituals, purposefully developing products with modern biotechnology techniques and advancements. The result? Gorgeous luxury beauty products with thoughtfully sourced ingredients for everyday skin concerns. But what’s more important to me is how their products actually work. This product in particular is a mild and luxurious foamy soap, perfectly suitable for sensitive skin on both the face and body. The powerhouse ingredient in the FLORADIANCE moisturizing soufflé soap is BiProGE, a lactic acid bacteria and cultured yeast based compound found in no other brand. It aids in both moisture retention and skin elasticity, but also helps cleanse away impurities and excess sebum. They use neither synthetic fragrances nor dyes, and no harsh foaming agents such as sulfates. Just rub your bar of soap into the included foaming net to produce that fluffy, whipped, cloud-like soufflé experience. Not only is the product a little luxury moment you can enjoy every day, a single bar lasts a long time and is essentially zero waste. This product is just all around gorgeously done and it’s the little spa-like experience at home we could all appreciate right now.
FLORADIANCE moisturizing soufflé soap with foaming net
Face oil is something that’s always a part of my skin care routine. Even as someone with oily combination skin! Why? Because hydrated skin is healthy skin. Sometimes I use it as a standalone moisturizer, or layered with lotion or cream based moisturizer, always in layers from lightest to heaviest textures. But most of the time, I’m reaching for a one and done face oil for the sake of simplicity. Déesse De La Forêt Revitalizing Facial Oil by Cuerpa is a stunning powerhouse facial oil suitable for all skin types, with a really unique mix of naturally derived ingredients rich in omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9. First, borage oil is the top ingredient which helps reduce inflammation and improve hydration. Olive derived squalane is also in the formula, one of my favorite balancing skin care ingredients, because it actually mimics your skin’s natural oils. Another ingredient, cacay oil aids skin renewal with a natural source of retinol. Additionally, kakadu plum is a natural source of vitamin C, helping prevent free radical damage and boosting your glow in the process. Finally, the formula contains jasmine as a finishing element, aimed to soothe and nourish. This facial oil truly has it all, which makes me think of it as a multivitamin for the skin. If you’re not sure where to start, start here. Just apply 3-10 drops over cleansed, toned skin, covering your entire face and neck. The brand also carries a few other facial oils, if you’re looking for something more targeted around anti-aging concerns or acne prone skin. Plus, enjoy free shopping and a free lip balm with every order!
Déesse De La Forêt Revitalizing Facial Oil
$48 for 0.5 fl oz, $124 for 1.7 fl oz
How often do you mask? Masking is one of my favorite skin care steps. It can make such a huge difference in a short amount of time. I think everyone can carve out 10 minutes for some self care! Gleamin is a new-to-me-brand giving the glow in a major way. While suitable for all skin types, the Vitamin C Clay Mask by Gleamin is specifically designed for people of color, formulated with deep melanin skin in mind. The mask helps fade dark spots and revives skin tone with the help of aloe and turmeric. Yellow clay detoxifies clogged pores to improve overall glow. Vitamin C is the powerhouse ingredient that helps even skin tone and prevent future blemishes, and this product has three sources of it: desert lime, kakadu plum, and finger lime caviar. For the ultimate masking experience, this mask comes in the Glow and Go Duo with an application brush. Finally, the product is 100% vegan and made from ethically sourced ingredients. So go ahead, get your glow on!
Vitamin C Clay Mask
$39.99 for one kit, two for $59.99
This is everything you need for a rejuvenating spa night at home, start to finish! This amazing gift basket by Purelis includes not only the bath time basics like shampoo, soap, body wash, and hand cream, but all the special extras and tools as well. Bubble bath? You know it. Exfoliating bath mitts? Got it. Foot pumice? Of course. Fizzing bath bombs? Obviously. Bath salts? Absolutely. Body butter? You bet. Relaxing hand-poured aromatherapy candle? It’s in there, too! There’s literally everything needed for a full-on luxurious pamper session. The products contain natural and skin-loving ingredients as well, including shea butter and essential oils. This entire set is themed around calming chamomile and lavender to sooth the mind, body, and soul. Have you ever seen a gift basket so magnificent and beautifully wrapped? This one is truly a treat. If you’re looking for something to take your self care routine to the next level, or the ultimate gift basket for a friend or loved one, this is it!
Deluxe Gift Basket with Lavender Essential Oil & Roman Chamomile Spa Gift Products
$48.95 (get 50% off with code LAVCHM50)