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7 Things Everyone Needs to Have in Their Skin Care Kit

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Every skin has different needs. With so many brands to choose from, it's easy to get caught up in the hype of the latest miracle product. 

The truth is, not every single product you encounter will work for you. Your skin care kit should only have a few essential, high-quality products that perform specific functions.

At Maelove, we have our skin care essentials down pat. For years, we’ve been making clean products that work for all skin types. The proof of our success is in the number of happy customers.

This is what one of them had to say about The Glowmaker Serum, one of our best-selling skin care essentials:

“Excellent formula providing amazing results. I have tried highest priced to lowest priced vitamin C formulations and this one changed my view. I was starting to think the antioxidant game was just a smart PR money maker, but when I started using GLOW MAKER, it changed my skin, and in return, my attitude. This will be a definite staple on my skin care shelf.”
Stephanie S, United States

From experience, these are the seven things you need to have in your skin care kit that will ensure healthy and happy skin: 

1 - A Gentle, Clarifying Cleanser

The Refresher, a clarifying cleanser by Maelove
Refresher Clarifying Cleanser

You're cleaning away dirt and oil with this product, so, of course, it has to be gentle on the skin. You want a cleanser that won't strip all of the natural oils from your face.

Look for something free of harsh surfactants to cleanse your skin without stripping it. A gentle cleanser should feel good going on, rinse cleanly and leave your face feeling refreshed without any tightness.

Cleansing is an essential step in your skin care routine, but it shouldn't be time-consuming. You should be able to do it quickly and move on to the next steps of your regimen without any major complications.

Many people don't realize it, but "overwashing" is a thing. It can lead to:

  • redness
  • flaking
  • other signs of irritation such as dryness, tightness etc.

So go easy on your skin; you should wash it 1 to 2x per day, but not more.

If you're wearing makeup, double cleansing is the way to go.

It means using an oil cleanser first to dissolve makeup like stubborn mascara, eyeliner, or foundation. Then follow up with a second gentle cleanser to thoroughly cleanse the face.

The Refresher by Maelove is a clarifying wash that cleanses and revitalizes all skin types. It’s formulated with a triple blend of AHAs that maintains your skin’s natural moisture barrier. Its organic peppermint and spearmint oil infusion leaves your skin feeling fresh and cool.

2 - A Gentle Toner

You might think toners are unnecessary, but they're actually incredibly important because they:

  • balance pH levels
  • restore hydration
  • remove any leftover impurities that a cleanser may have missed
  • can act as a treatment step to target specific skin concerns

Look for something made with effective ingredients that would help treat skin concerns such as breakouts, dryness, irritation, and redness.

Here’s a table showing the most effective toner for you depending on your skin type:

Skin Type Ideal Toner Ingredients Properties
Oily, acne-prone skin Salicylic Acid Treats and prevents breakouts, improves pore health
Dry, sensitive skin Hyaluronic Acid Adds hydration to the skin, prevents dryness
Combination skin Glycolic Acid Exfoliates without drying out the skin, reduces flakiness

3 - A Good Moisturizer

The Plush Cream a featherweight moisturizer by Maelove
The Plush Cream

You apply moisturizer for two reasons:

  • To keep the moisture in your skin from escaping and to make sure that the natural oil barrier stays intact. 
  • To make sure that any active ingredients you're applying are able to absorb into the skin effectively. 

They can be used day or night to hydrate and protect against environmental aggressors.

Look for a product that can work for your skin type, whether it's oily, normal, or dry. 

There are moisturizers that are designed for specific skin types, like gel moisturizers that aren't heavy on the skin but feel refreshing and hydrating—perfect if you have oily skin with large pores.

If you're looking for something lightweight yet hydrating, look no further than The Plush Cream by Maelove. It packs in all of the moisture you need without leaving your skin greasy.

Maelove also has a range of moisturizing serums that can be part of your skin routine.

The Hydrator is a B5 gel that guarantees instantly dewy and moist skin. It has been fortified with Vitamin B5 and Resveratrol. You can buy it along with the other three in the serums trio to save 20% on the bundle.

Make sure you cleanse, exfoliate, and tone before using a serum or other active product. Moisturizing should be the final step in your skin care regimen.

4 - Sunscreen

The Sun Protector by Maelove
Sun Protection SPF30

The sun damages almost everything it touches, which includes your delicate facial skin.

You need to protect yourself from harmful UV rays by using sunscreen on days when you're going to be outdoors. Sunscreen helps prevent early signs of aging, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation.

Look for a water-resistant product with an SPF of 30 or higher, because anything less than 30 doesn't offer adequate protection. You should reapply every 2 hours or after swimming, sweating, or exercising, depending on what level of sun exposure you're getting during that particular activity.

The Sun Protector by Maelove is a broad spectrum SPF 30 fortified with Vitamins C and E. Its natural formulation, free of dyes and fragrances, is perfect for all skin types. Its silky smooth and light consistency make it an ideal makeup primer.

5 - The Right Serum

The Maelove Serums bundle
Maelove Serum Trio

Serums are packed with all of the good stuff you want for your skin, like antioxidants (the more the better, of course), hyaluronic acid, or retinol if you're looking to fight signs of aging.

Because this is where cell turnover occurs, serums should absorb quickly and penetrate deeply into the layers of your skin; by applying serums, you instantly give your cells what they need to maintain healthy structure and function.

A few great ones that will make an immediate difference in your skin are:

  • Vitamin C Serum
  • BHA Clarifying Serum
  • Hyaluronic Acid Serum

At Maelove, we have a Serums Trio bundle that will save you 20%. It includes:

Customers love our bundles! Here’s what one of them had to say about her purchase:

“Hi! I bought the Serum Trio set and I love love how beautiful my skin looks. Actually my whole skin care regime is Maelove. Never would have believed that I would see a difference in my skin. But I DO. Keep delivering wonderful products at an affordable price!”
Sandra G, United States

6 - The Right Exfoliant

The Exfoliator, Clay scrub by Maelove
The Exfoliator

Exfoliating is another vital step in keeping your skin healthy and radiant. You don't want to go overboard with this one though, because you will strip all of the natural oils that keep your skin moisturized if you exfoliate too much.

Look for a product with AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) or BHAs (beta hydroxy acids—salicylic acid is the most common one).

These acids help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, so your skin care products can actually seep into the deeper layers of your skin and do their job.

customer testimonial deep exfoliator

Don't use it every day. Once or twice a week should be more than enough.

Maelove’s The Exfoliator will polish your exfoliation without drying it out. It contains BHA (Salicylic Acid) and pulverized clay to draw out impurities and unclog pores. Using it 2 to 3 times a week guarantees the best results.

7 - An Eye Cream

The Eye Enhancer by Maelove
The Eye Enhancer

Eye creams are necessary because they work around the clock to target signs of aging, dehydration, and loss of elasticity.

The skin around our eyes tends to be very thin with little oil production, so it's especially susceptible to moisture loss, environmental stressors, and wrinkles over time.

The best way to prevent this is by applying a lightweight eye cream that contains peptides or retinol, two extremely powerful ingredients known for their ability to stimulate collagen production.

Using these creams daily helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while also fighting the signs of premature aging.

If you're concerned about wrinkles or loss of elasticity, The Eye Enhancer by Maelove should be in your skin care kit. It has a triple blend of peptides, coffee seed extract, and a botanical complex. It’s natural formulation enhances skin appearance and keeps dryness at bay.

Let Maelove Create the Perfect Skin Care Kit for You

At Maelove, our goal is to create luxury products of the highest quality at an affordable price.

Buying from us means having skincare products that are made in the USA, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and free of synthetic dyes and fragrances.

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