Let your skin breathe! As much as us Glamazons love to contour it, cake it, highlight it, etc., everyone has those "ain't nobody got time for that!" moments. Going makeup free not only saves time in the mornings but your skin will thank you because it's not being primped and primed to perfection. Perfection is overrated! And sometimes you can't be bothered to go through your usual beauty routine and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. Not only do celebs and Internet icons make headlines with must-see makeup looks, they also get caught by the paps as bare faced beauties. Everyone knows the magic of makeup and it's refreshing to see the stars without their usual full face of fabulous. But is it really worth the press making news about it? We are all human after all! I say go au natural or avant garde — either way own it! But first make sure your skin is happy! We've curated a list of our fave skin care products for you so you can feel your best on your makeup-free days.
EMBRYOLISSE LAIT-CRÈME CONCENTRÈ, $28
This is the moisturizer you've been waiting for! Loved by makeup artists, models, and celebrities, it's always on hand during photo shoots and on film sets because it's just that good. The best part? It's a three-in-one product: a moisturizer, primer and makeup remover with 24 hours of hydration, and your quick fix for a healthy, glowing complexion. Even if you're going make up free, this stuff will leave you feeling fancy and fresh! Click here to shop this product!
FRESH ROSE FACE MASK, $68
There's nothing better then settling in for the day, lighting some candles, and applying a mask for a much needed pamper session. Fresh's Rose Face Mask is an aromatic, hydrating treat that you'll have to add to your weekly routine. Made from real rose petals, pure rosewater, cucumber extracts and aloe vera gel, this calming formula soothes and tones for the ultimate at-home spa experience. On top of that, "smart algae" retains moisture and green tea antioxidants brighten and protect skin! More than 90% of users felt their skin had visibly improved and 100% reported healthy-looking, supple skin. You can't beat stats like that! Click here to shop this product!
LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIO AOX DAILY ANTIOXIDANT SERUM WITH SUNSCREEN, $42.50
Heading out the door? You've got all your essentials: phone, wallet and sunscreen! Never leave the house without it! If your moisturizer does not have SPF, it's important to apply a sunscreen to protect your skin. This daily antioxidant serum combats against UVA/UVB rays with a broad spectrum of SPF 50. Not only does it visibly decrease signs of sun damage like dark spots and aging, it improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines with its antioxidant rich formula. Use daily and you won't think twice about heading out without it! Click here to shop this product!
SHISEIDO ULTIMUNE POWER INFUSING CONCENTRATE, $65
Looking for the secret to healthier, younger looking skin? Shiseido has just debuted its one-of-kind power infusing concentrate that is your one-stop-shop for anti-aging benefits, resistance against everyday environmental exposure, and smoother, radiant skin. In just 4 weeks, this product boasts less wrinkles and a firmer more resilient complexion. Ingredients like Bulgarian rosewater, yeast, gingko biloba leaf extracts, shiso, and thyme work together to form a botanical blend of brilliance. Apply two pumps in the morning and evening and see what it can to do transform your skin! Click here to shop this product!
MAC CLEANSE OFF OIL, $31
Sometimes after a day of a full face you wake up the next morning with mascara streaks even though you made sure you washed up before bed like a good Glamazon. Let's avoid those stubborn smears of makeup all together, shall we? MAC's Cleanse Off Oil breaks it all up so you are left with clean, soft skin regardless of how much makeup you had caked on. (No judgement here!) Waterproof mascara, long-wearing gel liner, and stay-all day liquid lipstick don't stand a chance. Infused with oils of olive fruit, jojoba seed, and evening primrose this makeup remover does its job and does it well. Click here to shop this product!
MURAD RENEWING EYE CREAM, $80
Like sunscreen, many people forget how important it is to apply an eye cream. Eyes are the windows of the soul after all, so it's important that you keep those peepers looking on point. As one of the first of your features to show signs of aging and probably the most obvious-tell for when you are feeling tired, you need to show your eyes some love. (Insert heart-eye emoji!) This treatment is everything you could want in an eye cream! It reduces the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and crow's feet all while brightening, firming, and hydrating. Click here to shop this product!
PHILOSOPHY PURITY MADE SIMPLE FACIAL CLEANSER, $11
Just read that label and tell me your skin doesn't want to bathe in all this glory! Like many other products on this list, (I'm all about multitasking!) it does way more than cleanse. This award-winning face wash not only leaves your skin immaculate, it also tones, hydrates and removes makeup! Simple yet highly effective? I'll take it. Click here to shop this product!
KATE SOMERVILLE EXFOLIKATE INTENSIVE EXFOLIATING TREATMENT, $85
A good scrub gets deep down into pores and leaves with you fresh, clean skin. This is not a good scrub. This is a great scrub. Weekly use improves skin texture, softens, and renews while balancing hydration and clarifying. With a long list of natural ingredients like pumpkin, papaya, and pineapple enzymes to exfoliate dead skin cells; rosewood and cinnamon extracts to stimulate micro-circulation; and honey, Vitamin E, and aloe vera to soothe and smooth, this facial treatment is the perfect skin pick-me-up! Click here to shop this product!