THE LIGHTNING CO

 

LIGHTNING APPROVED

My favorite products all in one place. This curated, well-loved list is updated regularly with new discoveries that have transitioned into my must-haves.

 
 

CLEANSERS

I love cleansers but I am very picky about them. I use an oil/balm cleanser at night to remove my makeup, followed by a milky or gel cleanser. I’m a double cleansing loyalist.

TONERS & ESSENCES

I prefer an essence rather than a toner. An essence is a must for glowy, hydrated skin. I pat this on after cleansing. While my face is still damp with the essence, I follow with serums. An essence will help your products to absorb better, because of this I love to use an essence morning and night. I choose an essence based on what my skin is needing that day - maybe it needs balancing, maybe I’m breaking out and it needs to be calmed, or maybe my skin is feeling dull. I keep a few essences on hand to treat my skin for what it needs.

CHEMICAL EXFOLIATORS

A chemical exfoliator is a must for me. It helps with cell turnover, removing dead skin cells, texture issues, pigmentation issues, and so on. I’ll never go without it. Here is my list of my favorite Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs).

VITAMIN C SERUM

I’ll always use a Vitamin C serum. It’s a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from harmful free radicals. It also helps brighten your skin, giving you glow. I use Vitamin C serum in the morning. Always use SPF with Vitamin C serum.

HYALURONIC ACID

They key to plump skin. These are my current favorite Hyaluronic Serums. I use Hyaluronic Acid morning and night, after my other serums and before my moisturizer or oil.

MOISTURIZERS & OILS

I use oil and moisturizer every morning and every night. Depending on my skin’s needs, I switch up what moisturizer I use. Rosehip oil goes on every day.

EYE CREAMS

I use an eye cream morning and night to keep my eyes hydrated, bright, and de-puffed. I don’t deal with dark circles much, but want to keep my eyes bright and free of puffiness or major wrinkles.

EYE MASKS & LIP MASKS

I use a lip mask every single night..and sometimes I throw it on in the morning while getting ready. I use an eye mask to treat myself when my eyes are feeling tired or puffy…or just when I need to relax.

MASKS

My holy grail list of masks. I love them all. I mask 3x a week or so, generally in the evening after showering and definitely on the weekends. I choose the mask to use after I identify what my skin needs on that particular day.

TOOLS & DEVICES

Gua Sha, High-Frequency, and my favorite comb ever. Enjoy!