Aside from an oily T-zone and the occasional breakout, I’ve been lucky enough not to have any major skin issues. But I swear the minute I turned 30 my complexion lost its glow and felt rough to the touch. I tried and fell in love with Sunday Riley Good Genes All-in-One Lactic Acid Treatment, but later realized it wasn’t as clean as I thought it was. I shelved it in favor of retinol recommended by my aesthetician, but I finished that bottle without noticing any real results.
Then two products were slid across my desk at nearly the exact same moment: BiossanceSqualane + 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum and Mara Evening Primrose + Green Tea Algae Retinol Oil. Fate? I think so. Both are made with clean ingredients from brands I trust, so no qualms there. Partially because I’m impatient and partially in the name of research, I brought them both home and immediately integrated them into my p.m. skincare routine. And it turns out alternating the two of them every other night was exactly what my dull 30-something-year-old skin so desperately needed.