Beauty Products Women in their 30’s Will get Stuck on an Island With

We all have that one product we can’t live without.  It’s so hard picking just one, so when I posed this difficult feat to my Instagram followers last month, I knew they would have to absolutely give me their very favorite pick!

I received some great responses and after researching each, I’m sharing their reviews as well as the benefits attached.

My Pick:
MARIO BADESCU Rosewater Facial Spray

Honestly, I’m a product whore. Like a lot. Packaging is my weakness, but if the product doesn’t perform, all it ends up becoming is part of my vanity decor, which I must admit is still cute.

So after careful consideration and lots of sleepless nights, I’ve decided that at this very moment in my life, the beauty product I can no longer live without is Mario Badescu’s Rosewater Facial Spray. I could sit here all day and talk it up. I like to use it throughout the day when I feel my skin needs a pick-me-up. It feels amazing, it refreshes the senses and keeps skin’s thirst quenched. It lasts a few months, I’m on my second bottle since October and it’s compact enough to throw in your bag and to travel with. Best of all, it’s only $7! Some of you may not like the smell of roses, but I suggest you begin acquiring it into your routine, rose is one of the top natural beauty products you should have in your rotation.


SUNDAY RILEY Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil

Vanessa Seide knows a thing or two about shoes as the CEO and principal designer of her flats line Very Lovely Soles, a resident PAMI Rockstar, you can learn about her here. It seems she also knows about beauty, because according to her and ten thousand other Sephora customers, there’s something to be said about Sunday Riley and it seems I’ve been missing out and you may have too.

Vanessa claims this oil will attract ‘no makeup’ days after continuous use and keeps skin glowing; I’m down for that. Why should pregnant chicks get all the glow?

According to their Sephora page, the oil keeps you hydrated, it’s anti-aging and provides firmness and elasticity to all skin types. Sold.


BADGER BALM Argan Face Oil

If an all natural and more affordable solution to your face oil needs is more your speed, Beatriz Alegria, a bilingual beauty and lifestyle journalist who heads the popular New York for Beginners blog, has her top pick beauty product. She swears by the powers of  Badger Balm’s Argan Face Oil.

Beatriz prides herself on always choosing the products containing 100% organic certified ingredients. She’s the resident go-to-girl for tips on a more natural beauty routine, so we really shouldn’t be taking her suggestion lightly. Plus this oil is Cruelty Free, meaning it doesn’t test on animals which is always and forever a beautiful thing.


TREE HUT Shea Sugar Scrub

Stephanie is ‘stepping out’ and sending some serious fitness and wellness inspiration vibes with her new Weight Watchers journey. She’s one of my best ones and if you’re a regular PAMI reader, you may have caught her book review of Coco Chanel (spoiler alert: she felt ‘eh’ about it) and an honorary mention or two throughout the blog. She’s one of the co-founders of my daily group chat and very savvy when it comes to beauty products as she buys tons of them and then gives them away when she doesn’t find they worked well for her. As a recent recipient of her de-cluttering movement, I am proud to call her my friend.

Her go-to product at the moment is the Tree Hut Shea Sugar Scrub. She appreciates the importance of exfoliation and uses the scrub daily in the shower. I’ve felt her legs, and I’m here to vouch that her skin is silky smooth.


FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream

Calais, like Vanessa knows her shoes as she’s been in the industry for a while, but don’t sleep on her beauty knowledge as her skin looks pretty amazing without makeup as I recently bore witness to on a work lunch power sesh.

The FRESH Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream is her pick and we can see why. Similarly to Vanessa’s pick, (they’re besties, can you tell?), the Sephora count of 60 thousand likes is pretty impressive and it’s fair to say that given the over 1,500 almost 5-star reviews, I’ll be willing to try this daily anti-aging moisturizer.


VASELINE Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy

A fellow yogi, (actually the yogi who introduced me to the practice!), and the third founder of my daily group chat, Lauren naturally picks a lip balm. Well with all the breathing in yoga, it can dry you right up.

Her go-to product, especially for New York’s wintry weather is Vaseline’s Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy mini tub. It keeps her puckers “smooth with the perfect amount of shine“. All the better to kiss her fiance Greg with, I’m sure he’d co-sign on this review.


Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Cream

EunMe’s skin is pretty flawless, so when she recommends an eye treatment, my ears perk up. She works long hours in the OR and sleeps short nights so when she wakes up in the morning she needs the very best ‘wake-me-up-now’ solution. In real life, EunMe doesn’t have a glam squad like they do in Grey’s Anatomy so this is her go-to product to “waking up bright-eyed and bushy tailed just to do it all over again the next day!

The product is designed for all skin types and it promises to reignite the youthful light of your eyes. It’s proven to minimize aging around the eyes, dark circles and puffiness.

I’ll be at Ulta, picking myself one of these up.

Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their must-have face beauty products! Please comment below to share yours and look out for my next Instagram post where I’ll target another beauty area.


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