Go On and Glow

We are officially in the heart of my favorite time of year. The longer days, the warm air, all the cute flowy sundresses, fun in the water, and our skin just has that happy natural glow. I've smartened up over the years, and not only protect my skin from the sun but also nourish it daily. I'm still upset with myself for the years I neglected sunscreen and daily moisturizers, and let's not talk about how often I'd go to bed without washing off my makeup. Eek! 

I was super excited for a shipment of goodies from Maelove. All of their products are made here in the United States, are cruelty free and vegan, and free of parabens, dyes, SLS, and fragrance. Yes please! The Glow Maker Serum is hands down my favorite, and is packed with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ferulic Acid, and Hyaluronic Acid which gives you that long lasting hydration we are craving. I've always had sensitive skin, and immediately noticed that it felt softer and that glow - LOVE! If you're wondering why Vitamin C is so important for your skin and not just your internal needs, you can find their informative Vitamin C Guide here.

Did I mention it's only $28? I've tried so many expensive serums and creams in the past, and honestly have always been disappointed. Why pay so much just to be let down? 

I may have been foolish while I was younger about taking care of my skin, but I now wash my face each morning and evening and tend to gravitate towards a gentle cleanser that will remove makeup and refresh my skin. Check your daily cleanser, is it made with harsh detergents? Throw it away! It's stripping away layers of your skin leaving it prone to dryness. Maelove's Refresher Cleanser is gentle enough for my daily use, and not only refreshes my face but gives it a little extra energy boost as well. Hello revitalized feeling! 

No matter how much sleep I get, my eyes always appear tired. Thanks heredity! The Eye Enhancer has given me an extra boost especially on weekday mornings when my sleep is affected due to stress. It's restored radiance and even a little toning to my tired eye area. When no one can tell you're tired, it's a huge plus! 

The Exfoliator! Say that name in your best Terminator voice! I've been using this amazing facial scrub twice a week to deep clean my pores which can use all the help they can get. Ha! My favorite part about this pretty little scrub is that it's formulated with pulverized clay. Sounds fancy huh?

And last, but most certainly not least - I am love love loving the Sun Protector. My dermatologist congratulated me years ago at my annual checkup that I was using sunscreen, but pointed out that the best ones to use are mineral based and packed with zinc. My favorite part is not only am I protecting my face, but it doubles as a primer as well. One less product on my face keeping my makeup locked in place all day while also practicing safe fun. 

What are important factors when choosing new skincare products? Please say SPF! 

**This blog post is in collaboration with Maelove, however all opinions are my own.

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  1. All of these products sound amazing! I need to check out Maelove! Thank you for sharing your review!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  2. I definitely need to check these out! And you absolutely do glow girl!

  3. Well you are definitely glowing!! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  4. I went through a bottle of the Maelove GlowMaker. I liked it alright, the price was definitely what drew me to it, I am not going it lie!! I actually ordered the Skinceuticals one when it was on sale at Dermstore a week or so ago. I want to see if there is a difference. If not...back to Maelove I will go. I cringe at the lack of sunscreen in my twenties too. And the few years in college that I used the tanning beds for a few months in the summer. UGH! WHY!

  5. Your post is amazing! FANNED :)

    Thanks and keep sharing great content.

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  6. I always have tired eyes no matter how much sleep I get, too! I wish I could find some kind of miracle product to take the bags away! The Maelove eye enhancer sounds like good stuff.

  7. Yay! We both got a bunch of amazing products. I love the eye cream/balm too. The Glow Maker is a favorite of mine as well!

  8. Honest question: How's the scent? Sometimes when things are fragrance free, they smell too chemically for me. I want to send something like this to a friend that is in the middle of chemo and experiencing very dry skin, but I worry about the scent. Would love your thoughts on that - other than that, it all sounds a perfect way to pamper yourself and your skin!

  9. I need to try these. Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. I am fully obsessed with Mae Love! Their products are so dang good and the prices are amazing!

  11. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo i love a good skincare post. i'm gonna have to check out this product line!

    p.s. that robe is gorgeous!

  12. Vitamin C is such a game-changer for blasting hyperpigmentation (which we all have from our years in the sun, especially as kids + teens!) and helping boost the skin's glow!

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