Best Affordable Skincare Duo

Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend had obviously never seen my skincare drawer. 😉 I have shared these two affordable, clean, and effective skincare products all year on my Instagram, so I figured it was time for them to have a permanent spot on the blog. If you aren’t familiar with INNBEAUTY, you will be soon as they just launched in-store at Sephora! Meet your new unicorn. Skincare under $40 that meets the Sephora clean standard and gives immediate glowy results. I started to use InnBeauty while nursing Harry and being hyper mindful of ingredients and I take the Slushy moisturizer with me EVERYWHERE. ha. I even use it to blend out self-tanner. I’ve partnered with them today as they are launching in-store at Sephora!

Let me break these two products down for you and then we can discuss the details on where to buy/try.

  • GREEN MACHINEThis is your Vitamin C serum. Vitamin C is great to brighten, tighten, firm, and reduce any pigmentation issues from sun exposure. It has the strength of high-priced competitors, but it isn’t irritating. So if you have sensitive skin, this is a great option to look at. The reason it is not irritating is that it has 250k plant stem cells, aloe, and a green complex of 15 green superfoods. Think of it as a topical skin vitamin- your daily green smoothie with an add-in of extra Vitamin C. I’ve used this product for most of 2021 and I would say the most noticeable difference is how even my skin tone is, while not using retinol or a slew of other products. With 2 babies and nursing, my evening skincare routine definitely slowed a bit the past year. But this was like a healing bandaid for that. 😉 
  • SLUSHY SERUM MOISTURIZERThis is the product that surprises me the most! It’s lightweight but deeply hydrating. I have skin on the dry side, so when I saw this was a 2-in-1 product {a Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Moisturizer} I automatically assumed it would skimp on the payout. You know, like shampoo + conditioner products just isn’t as hydrating as an individual conditioner. I was so shocked by the nourishment of this, I suppose that is why I bring it everywhere and use it on everything from face to elbows. It has a plant-based retinol and I notice an automatic plumpness from the HA. If you don’t want to layer serums, you can use this as a 2-in-1 but I use Green Machine first and then this as my moisturizer. I even mix my self tanner in it and there are zero streaks on my face, neck, or chest. 

This brings me to the order of skincare! I use these two in my morning routine, so here is a little cheat sheet for you to save to your phone!

Last week while in Malibu, we got to learn from Dr. Hadley King  a well-known Dermatologist and while she broke down a lot of anti-aging peptides and DNA-repairing products, but the tangible takeaways were quite simple. Wear sunscreen, apply antioxidants with Vitamin C being the most important. *Green Machine.* And make sure you’re using some retinol or retinol alternative. *Slushy.* And get sleep!

You can purchase these products here or they will be in all Sephora stores! So on your next makeup run, you can add these to your haul.

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4 Comments

  1. Melinda wrote:

    I’m your opinion what would be the best affordable daily body lotion for when you get out of the shower?

    Published 13 Oct 21Reply
  2. Melinda wrote:

    Hey girl, I didn’t know if my message when through. I was just wondering if you had a recommendation for an affordable daily body lotion. Love your blog as always! ☺️

    Published 15 Oct 21Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Melinda! I truly apologize for my delay in response. We lost my aunt this week, and so I haven’t been on email or checking comments. Thank you for understanding!

      My favorite winter body lotion is Kiehls Creme de Corps and Bliss Naked Body Butter is a drugstore dupe to that! You can get at Target. For spring and summer I love Necessaire body lotion, and Cerave body lotion is a dupe for that. I hope that helps! 🙂

      Xx,
      Katey

      Published 16 Oct 21Reply
      • Melinda wrote:

        Of course. Oh my. I’m so sorry. 😔 I’m also sorry for leaving two comments. I didn’t know if the other went through. How embarrassing. 🙈 Thank you for your help.

        Published 21 Oct 21Reply