the essential beauty guide

 Welcome to Not Your Basic Skin. I am obsessed with skincare. I will try everything and anything but will only share with you what I love, can't live without and truly believe in the results. I don't just  love one brand but instead love MANY, MANY brands. Our skin is our most important organ that is on our beautiful body so honey, join me on this journey and let's start taking care of your skin! Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do... but I only recommend what I actually love myself! (Use as many or as few as you want!)

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Dr Dennis Gross DRx SpectraLite™ FaceWare Pro

NuFace Trinity ELE Attachment 

my most coveted products

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence

FDA CLEARED, 3-minute wrinkle reducing, acne fighting LED device for the entire face. This is the holy grail! Smooth wrinkles, boost collagen, reduce redness, inflammation and so many other benefits. I use it every night!

I have been using this lil bad boy for 4 years it is amazing! The Trinity facial toning gently stimulates the larger surface areas of your face and neck with gentle microcurrent to improve facial contour, facial tone and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while the ELE attachment’s treatment wands target the smaller eye and lip areas and it takes 5 minutes! 

A cult favorite! I have been using this for 11 years and will never deviate from this miracle essence. Your skin will feel softer, smoother and look more radiant. This signature product features a 90% Pitera formula, which blends vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids to promote your skin's natural renewal process.

Hands down the most ESSENTIAL tool every human needs in their life! This is no exaggeration. It is incredible! You can see your skin up close and personal, the lighting is exquisite and there are other features where you are able to add your phone for recording or a magnifying mirror to see real intricate detail. 

The Nano Facial Steamer will become your new BFF. In 8 minutes your life is transformed. It quickly opens your pores, allowing for any mask, serum or essence to penetrate your skin 10X more!

You have beautiful skin but to keep it that way you need to clean your make-up brushes. In 10 seconds and voila' your brush is clean and dry! Winning!

I cannot live without this magical gem! I have been using the Foreo for at least 6 years and it is an absolute staple! You get the deepest cleanse and yet it's so gentle. Don't look back, this is the "the tool" to incorporate in your daily routine. 

I have tried many, many blenders and I ALWAYS come back to the original Beautyblender. If you want flawless skin when applying your makeup then stick with the "tried and true" original beautyblender. It is soft, easy to clean and works like no other.

Glowing, dewy skin! Use the rose quartz roller to evenly apply the HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator in the morning and before bed. For extra pampering, apply the Ultra Hydrating Sheet Mask, and use the roller for a relaxing, home spa treatment.

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Bags are gone, fine lines are adios amiga and my skin is plump ~ it's a triple threat! Love these eye masks! Definitely keep them in the fridge and you will be completely amazed with the results!

Personal Faves

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Sandowha natural mild cleasing oil

The "Must-Have" Double-Cleanse! Your skin will love forevvva!! This cleansing oil “grips” and removes oil-based make-up, sunscreen, dirt, and excess sebum, all while maintaining the moisture balance of the skin. Made with 61.55% Jeju camellia seed oil and over 99% natural ingredients cleanser. 

Sandawha vitamin c

This vitamin C has evvverythang! It will lighten those stubborn sun spots, brighten, plump and leave your skin flawless! It also includes hyaluronic acid, niacinamide, anti-aging bioflavonoids, and more than 10 botanical extracts! 

Laneige Sleeping mask

This is your holy grail at night during this epic dry season! It contains forest yeast which is a special ingredient that will help recover your skin after 16 hours! You won't stick to your pillow and it's a steal! I keep it in the "skin-fridge" and oh lawd it's an extra bonus!

laneige lip mask

Chapped lips no more! Moisturize and melt away dead skin cells while you sleep. Slather it on and wipe off the dead cells in the more cracking but only beautiful smooth lips!

supergoop! Unseen sunscreen spf 40

Living on the screen? You still need sunscreen daily! This unseen sunscreen feels like a make-up primer and it's powerful!  Weightless, scentless and a velvety finish.

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I will do everything to prevent sunburn! Nicotinamide (vitamin B3) non-flush form to help improve the appearance of skin plus antioxidant support Fernblock PLE technology to help against the harmful effects of free radicals is a staple to everyday use! Trust me you will see a difference in 1 month and know you are protecting your skin everyday.

COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence 

Snail mucin is rich in elastin, proteins, copper peptides, hyaluronic acid, glycolic acid, and has antimicrobial properties. What all this means for your skin is that it hydrates, firms, smooths skin texture and fine lines, reduces acne scars, strengthens the skin barrier, and prevents moisture loss. Boom!

neocutis eye cream

Wrinkles no more hotstuff! Neocutis Lumiere Bio-Restorative Eye Cream with PSP is formulated with 30% more PSP® to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Other key ingredients include caffeine, hyaluronic acid and bisabolol. 

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Enhance you skin each and everyday. When you begin taking Vital Proteins you will notice a difference within a few weeks and if you stop it...well you will definitely notice that too! I cannot praise this product enough. Scoop into your coffee or smoothie and as Nike say so eloquently put it in the 90's     "Just Do It." 

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