Nikki of The Holy Glosspel is on the blog today.
After seeing some of her content I started stalking her & found her to be very unique, compelling & different than what I was seeing in the skincare influencer space.
In this post she’s sharing her 10 ride or dies, like products she always goes back to, & things that are tried & true.
With that, let’s welcome Nikki, a real deal skin guru, to the blog for all her skincare gems.
The Holy Glosspel’s 10 Favorite Skincare Products To Keep You Smooth & Glowy
Ah, HIIIII! Oh, it’s so great to be here & to be able to share with y’all my top 10 skincare favorites! Before I do, allow me to introduce myself ( so it doesn’t feel like a complete stranger is speaking to you. )
My name is Nikki but you may know me as “The Holy Glosspel.” Cool name – I know. I’m a 22 year old skincare/beauty-obsessed girl who can talk all day, everyday about skincare. Ever since I overused The Ordinary Peeling Solution ( the red one that makes it look like you have blood all over your face ), I became fascinated with how skin can react & how to properly listen to your own.
My page began with me just taking product pictures while secretly wishing to be placed on every PR list of every skincare brand I saw on my feed. After a while, I noticed a huge discrepancy in the beauty industry as a whole. While I enjoyed posting & highlighting my routines, I also found a way to use my platform to highlight those discrepancies ( either in makeup or skincare ).
Since then, while I also work on encouraging beauty inclusivity, I’ve also focused on my personal skincare journey & work on providing others with tips/tricks based on my experience. Who knew that I could end up helping others after I had stupidly misused a product?
So, since having over-exfoliated my skin, I’ve learned how to do research & also learned what type of products work for me & which don’t. So here it is…
The Holy Glosspel’s 10 Favorite Skincare Products:
I love this serum for when my skin was sensitive but needed its texture targeted. This serum is great for renewing the skin while also keeping it from drying out. I’d use this daily in the PM along with a hydrating serum for the perfect duo for plump/firm skin.
I never really considered shaving my face but when I started doing it, I DON’T KNOW WHY I WAITED SO LONG! Usually people recommend using single blade razors & this one from TSC is my all-time favorite. The blade itself is easy to grip & it provides such a close shave without cutting me.
If you follow me on Instagram or TikTok, you know my BIGGEST advice for everybody is maintaining a strong moisture barrier. Hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid & niacinamide are perfect for your barrier & this serum has it all. It’s so hydrating, leaves my skin smooth & can be paired with retinol/retinoid.
Dark spots will be the bane of my existence but Topicals’ Faded Serum gives me hope! I absolutely love this product on my post-acne red marks & find myself using it often. It’s suitable for all skin types & recommended to be used 1-3x/week only. The ingredient list is an all-star team for brightening including things like Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid & Licorice Root Extract. Apply this before moisturizing & stay consistent!
This is one of my favorite AHA serums for targeting skin texture. It provides a nice lil tingle & leaves my skin looking smooth the next day. I love using this in the PM on days when I’m not using my retinol/retinoid.
Ah, another hydrating fav. This serum smells so good & has a slight “gooey” texture but offers so much hydration to my skin. I love including this in my routine when my skin is extremely dry or dull & it’s perfect to pair with stronger formulas in your routine.
Do y’all own an ice roller yet?!? This is the best part of my morning routine because it helps in depuffing my face & waking me up for the day. I’ll slap on my serums, some eye patches & start rolling before applying my moisturizer. The perfect morning pick-me-up ( along with my coffee ).
I’m a huge fan of rosehip seed oil & this one from The Ordinary is budget friendly. Rosehip seed oil is a great hydrating oil that also helps reduce inflammation & renew the skin. This is my favorite product to use after moisturizer in the evening and/or when I use my gua sha.
This is a great hydrating toner is a MUST for my dry skin & this is one I’ve been reaching for often. It includes aloe and hyaluronic acid for the perfect blend of refreshment. I’ll use this in the AM and PM and apply my hydrating serums while the toner is still damp on my skin.
This deep cleaning clay mask is amazing for when my skin feels congested. It also includes niacinamide & kombucha to help even skin tone without compromising the skin barrier. When I need a good skin reset or have a weekend bender, this is my go-to mask. A MUST HAVE!
I can talk all day about my favorites but these are the ones I’m taking with me to my grave ( never gatekeeping because that’s soooo not fetch ). For more product recommendations or tips on skincare, follow me on Instagram @theholyglosspel or TikTok @theholyglosspel. Not only do I share my routines & personal journey, but you might even get a good laugh too.
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