Skin Care Recommendations

Skin Care

the best recommendations

by Caitlin

We received much interest in our blog featuring coveted skincare products from near and far.  The beauty sector is constantly advancing and becoming increasingly “green.”  We decided to ask our friends around the globe with the most glowing skin (including dermatologists and plastic surgeons) for their recommendations.  With this plethora of product suggestions, we also did some research on the optimal order in which to apply products (a topic with much conflict – there is no black and white answer, but our gray conclusions are below!).

Friends’ Favorites:

Fresh Rose Floral Toner

Schmidt’s Rose and Vanilla Natural Deodorant

BeautyCounter Number one Brightening Facial Oil

SkinMedica HA5 Rejuvenating Hydrator Serum 

SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic Serum

BeautyCounter Overnight Resurface Peel

Rejuvenate Regenerating AlphaRet Overnight Cream (Skinbetter Science)

Elta MD broad spectrum spa 44 sunscreen with hyaluronic acid

Biotherm Lait Corporel L’Original body lotion (light citrus scent)

Goop Overnight Glow Peel (once per week)

Goop Glow Morning Skin Superpower

Avene cleansing oil (especially for sunburns, chapped ski skin and babies)

Acqua dell’Elba Classica (summer) and Blu (winter) scents 

Creed Love in White perfume


Each product needs time to be absorbed – leave at least 20 seconds in between products and ideally leave longer after retinol, serums and sunscreen.  Always apply lightest to heaviest!  

Our “gray rules” for order of application:




vitamin C serum

hyaluronic acid (or other) serum

light facial oil

eye cream





retinol or BHA/AHA product (ideally alternate every other night)



eye cream


heavy facial oil or overnight mask