The Holistic Science Company Rose + Hibiscus Corrective Toner, Victoria's Secret Tease perfume, and a lacy bra flatlay - The Chrissy Collective

Hey Chrissettes!

Usually, I tend to blog more about fashion more than anything passion for fashion anyone?, but I thought it would be nice to change things up every once in a while, especially since this blog is also about lifestyle as well.

For me, everything I do – from visiting a local spa to sharing some tips and tricks to mastering phone photography – is what makes up this part of my blog. So, from here on, I’m going to try best to add more content like this.

But don’t worry, there will still be a ton of fashion posts. 😉

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Going back on topic, I love taking care of my skin. Period. But that doesn’t mean my skin is flawless at all.

Like most people, I suffer from acne, scarring, and pigmentation issues like the kind where it’s uneven, just to name a few. And boy did it used to be baaaaad, especially during my college years.

Nowadays, thanks to meditation your girl gets stressed over everything, aka hello unwanted acne, watching my diet mostly, lol, and learning about my skin every day, my skin is looking clearer than ever before thanks to these products I’ll be listing down below.

Activated charcoal is pretty much in everything nowadays like ice cream, so it’s not that surprising that it would be in skincare, too. What makes this kind of charcoal different is that it contains oxygen, making it 10x better at cleansing and removing impurities.

If you haven’t jumped aboard just yet, here’s some amazing benefits from using a charcoal cleanser:

  • firms and tightens skin
  • shrinks enlarged pores
  • treats oily skin and acne
  • helps prevent premature aging
  • reduce the appearance of blackheads

Having been using charcoal products a little over 3 months, I can say with confidence that it helped clear up my skin so well. Plus, if the list above were a checklist, I’d have them all checked off by now. 😉

Freeman's Black Sugar + Charcoal Scrub, Beautycounter's Rejuvenating Eyecream, and The Holistic Science Rose + Hibiscus Corrective Toner flatlay

With that in mind, my two favorite activated charcoal products come in mask and bar soap form.

Biore’s Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar was actually my first charcoal product. I got it for sale at Walmart by clicking here after hearing lots of good thing about adding it to your skin regimen. Plus, it also helps that your all-time favorite fashion blogger loves the same brand. Thank you, Chriselle!

The other charcoal infused product I got from Walmart is Freeman’s Polishing Charcoal + Black Sugar Gel Mask/Scrub. It says that it “instantly detoxes pores + exfoliates for smooth skin”, and after having tried it myself, I can’t stop using it.

What I love about this product is that it’s dual action; the black sugar brightens and removes dead skin while the charcoal helps my skin breathe by absorbing oil and pollutants. I’ve only been using it once every week, but I’m thinking of doing it twice when I have more free time to get the natural glow.

Pond's Corrective Cream and Olay Age Defying Cream flatlay

Next up are the creams. I hate to admit, but I’m not used to spelling cream like this I like spelling it as creme instead. These products are one of the most important skincare products you need to use every day.

First things first is my day cream. Since I have issues with discoloration and acne scars, I’m currently using Pond’s Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream. Having bought this from Walmart, this product says that it works for normal to dry skin, but I think it can work with combination skin since that’s my skin type it might be because of the charcoal products I’ve been using, too.

Like every skin product, changes don’t happen that fast and this product is one of them; it evens skin tone in 2 weeks and reduces the appearance of dark spots in four. So, if you’re not the patient type, you may want to look elsewhere. Still, I highly recommend it seeing as it did lighten up my acne scars and made my skin tone more balanced out.

As for night cream, I have the choice to continue using Pond’s or a favorite of mine: Olay’s Classic Age Defying Cream. My mom is actually the reason why I love Olay and anti-aging products; you can say she got me hooked since I’ve been using Olay since middle school. I haven’t actually been using this on my face very often as I’m trying to even out my skin, but I do love using it on my neck and my chest. The skin there is extremely delicate, making it easy for people to guess how old you actually are.

I may be a little biased, but Olay has never let me down. We’re about to celebrate 8 years together, baby.

Another night cream I use is one you may already seen before. A while ago, I had the chance to test out some BeautyCounter products, and I still have a couple of them, one being the Nourishing Night Cream. Made out of algae and caffeine, it reduces puffiness and the appearance of wrinkles.

To be frank, I’m still learning more about eye creams, but I’m loving the results I’m seeing!

Lastly, the other cream I use comes in lotion form. Eucerin’s Daily Protection Face Lotion, it not only makes the perfect sunscreen, it’s also lightweight and won’t clog up my pores. I also use it on my hands when it’s sunny out since I apply the Pond’s cream on.

Garnier's Micellar Water, Olay Age Defying Cream, Soil Stone Co earrings flatlay

Are there times you were too lazy to take your makeup off? I totally feel you. It was even more difficult whenever I’d come home late, too; at this time, all I want to do is kick off my heels and go to sleep.

But it’s common knowledge that sleeping in makeup is one of the worst ways to hurt your skin.

While there are still days where I’ve dozed off in my eyeliner, I’m so happy to have Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water by my side for my lazy girl days. Originally coming from France, Micellar water has become huge in the United States, and it’s pretty easy to see why.

While it does look like water I can’t tell you how many times I’ve almost drank from it- I’m that absentminded, it’s really not. There are tiny, little oil molecules called micelles that help purify, cleanse, and remove makeup with a single swipe.

Now I don’t think it’s the best alternative to thoroughly washing your face, but it’s still a great product to invest in.

When I do wash my face with my charcoal soap, I use this amazing toner from The Holistic Science Company. Containing Rose and Hibiscus, two of my favorite flowers, it’s a corrective facial toner and an anti-aging skin freshener.

Since I’ve been using it, especially on my eyelids where the skin tones are different, I’ve noticed that it’s more even out and this is before I used Pond’s. Plus, it smells like you just came from a garden, so that’s a win-win for this flower lovin’ gal.

Now, all I need are some masks, serums, and anything anti acne now. Or maybe I should give that 22 step Korean skincare thing since I’m already in too deep.

Miss Dior flatlay.

Bonus: I’m currently obsessed with this perfume from Dior, and I had to take a cute product shoot for it.

So, have you tried any of these products? What are your recommendations? Leave me your comments down below!

26 thoughts on “9 Skincare Products You Need to Try for Spring”

  1. I’m all about charcoal products now! It leaves my skin super soft, radiant and beautiful! I’m definitely going to check out some of the others products you talked about. x

    Gato Martinez

  2. These all look incredible! I am always looking for skincare products that others recommend and I am SOLD on this list. I will absolutely be trying! Thanks for sharing!

    xx, Taylor (

    1. Yay! So glad you’re going to give them a try- I hope you’ll find something that works for you. 🙂 x

  3. I love learning about new skincare products! Some of these I have not heard of nor seen, so it is really interesting to read about them and def have to try them out.

    xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    1. Same here (I think I might be too obsessed, though, haha). I hope you’ll be able to give them a try sometime! x

  4. I wanna try the charcoal mask! I’ve tried most of them except that and I have to say all these are pretty good too!

    Thank you for sharing such cool list!

    God bless!
    JM Kayne

  5. Believe me, the majority of my posts are fashion as well, but I gotta incorporate my skincare products every now and then! Beauty is where I started, so I can’t let it go! I’ve never used a charcoal cleanser, as it’s much too harsh on my dry skin 🙁

    1. Same, girl. Same. Plus, it’s so much fun to write about a different topic every once in a while. 🙂 Aw, I see. I hope you’ve found a cleanser that works for you! x

    1. I totally understand. It can be a little frustrating at times because what once worked in the past may no longer work now. I hope you’ll be able to find something that works just for you. x

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