Master List: All My Skincare MVP’s (Post AND Podcast!)

Master List: All My Skincare MVP's (Post AND Podcast!)

Do you find yourself feeling like you waste time and money looking for the best-performing skincare products? I totally get it. That’s why I put together a master list of all of my skincare MVPs not only in blog post form, but also in a podcast episode, so you can get the whole explanation as to why I love every single product on this list.

(Here’s the shoppable list. Click this to check out my Amazon Storefront.)

First, the background: As some of you know if you have been hanging out around here for a while, I spent 15 years working in television, so I was always wearing tons of makeup to work. But because, as they say, “the face is the base,” skin care has always been my number one love.

The face is the base, [so] skin care has always been my number one love.

What Do You Mean by “MVP?”

So here’s the thing: I’ve tested loads and loads of products, and I got my favorites honed down to a few in each category that are truly life-changing. For this list, I set a standard: These are products I have been using regularly for at least six months. These are the guys that, no matter what else I rotate through my routine, are always on my vanity.

Why It’s Important to Care About Skin Care

You’ll hear the whole, very personal and emotional backstory about how I came to be obsessed with skin care in the first place. But in short, you want to make sure that you’re keeping your skin healthy so that you can minimize the frequency of any future procedures you may do to your skin.

With all that being said, let’s get started!

I really, really encourage you to listen to the podcast after checking out this list, so you can find out how I use these products, why I love them so much and even hear the order in which I use them.

Now let’s get to it!

Here’s the Master List! CLICK HERE to shop my Amazon Storefront where I put ALL these goodies.


Now Let’s Get Down to Specifics


Tatcha Camellia Cleansing Oil; DHC Oil Cleanser; Beautycounter Cream Cleanser; Indie Lee Rosehip Cleansing Gel; Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser


Paula’s Choice RESIST Replenishing Anti-Aging Toner; Indie Lee CoQ10 Toner; Aleavia Skincare Restore Mist; TULA Pro-Glycolic 10% pH Resurfacing Gel

Makeup Remover

Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water


Drunk Elephant C-Firma Serum; SkinCeuticals Serum 10 AOX+; SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic; TULA Probiotic Skincare Kefir Moisture Repair Pressed Serum


Beautycounter Adaptive Moisturizing Lotion; TULA Probiotic Skincare Hydrating Day & Night Cream

Eye Creams

Drunk Elephant Shaba Complex Eye Serum; Indie Lee Eye-Waken Eye Serum; Clarks’ Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum

SPF Products

SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 35; MyChelle Dermaceuticals Daily Defense Cream SPF 17

Anti-Aging Treatments

Avène RetrinAL .1 Intensive Cream; TULA Probiotic Skincare Hydrating Day & Night Cream (includes retinol for anti-aging)


Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial; Beautycounter Charcoal Mask

Face Oil

The Ordinary 100% Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil (also here on their website)


Have you ever tried any of the products on this list? What are your skincare MVPs?

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