I’m sharing #Shortlist in my life as part of a Shortlist sponsored series for Socialstars™ #lessismore
Hey beauties! Last month I introduced you all to Shortlist, a revolutionary line dedicated to producing effective skin care with simple ingredients. I’ve been using these products every day for the past month, and cannot wait to share my experience with you all!
This lightweight serum ($34/ 1 fl oz) is formulated with Niacinamide, Glycerin, and Hyaluronic acid, to keep skin looking young and hydrated. It can be used on all skin types, and is free of harsh ingredients like parabens, sulfates, fragrance, and colorants.
Serums are a great way to moisturize, because they penetrate deep into skins surface to deliver intense hydration. This gentle formula has a silky texture, and unlike other serums, it leaves behind zero residue or stickiness.
HOW I USE IT…
Once my skin has been cleansed, I apply two pumps of the Shortlist serum to my cheeks, chin, and forehead. Application tip: Pat, don’t rub, serum into skin!
The thin texture of this serum soaks into my skin immediately, and leaves it feeling ultra soft. In fact, this baby is so hydrating, I can probably skip a moisturizer, though I don’t suggest it 😉 Once applied, I wait a few minutes, then complete my routine with the Smoothing Cream.
FUN FACT: In addition to its ability to hydrate and strengthen, this serum also helps prep the skin for the Smoothing Cream!
The Smoothing Cream ($34/ 1.7 fl oz) works together with the serum, to repair damage, and prevent the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It formulated with Retinyl propionate, to fight aging, as well as and Glycerin to increase hydration.
HOW I USE IT…
Once my skin has been cleansed, and prepped (with the serum), I then apply a small amount of Smoothing Cream. This creamy moisturizer has a rich velvety feel, so a little goes a long way. Avoiding my eye area, I gently rub this cream onto my entire face, as well as my neck.
Like the serum, the Smoothing Cream soaks into skin easily, leaving behind an ultra smooth complexion. It’s not heavy or greasy, and it’s gentle on my sensitive skin (no stinging or burning). It does contain a form of retinol though, so I always make sure to apply a separate SPF in the AM!
AFTER 4 WEEKS OF USE
Before starting this routine, I struggled with intense redness and bumps on the right side of my face. One dermatologist called it Rosacia, while another called it Keratosis Pilaris. Either way, it was maddening and tough to get rid of. The photos below are makeup free, and you can really see the difference!
After a month of use, my problem area is no longer itchy, and a lot of the redness has been calmed. In addition, my bumps are fading, and there has been a reduction in white heads.
Since it take up to 8 weeks for a skin care routine to truly take effect, I’ll be checking in again next month for another update! In the meantime, you can learn more about Shortlist, and shop these products, on their website.
Do you want to simplify your skin care routine? I’d love to know!