4 Refreshing Products to Give Your Routine A Fresh Start

June 7, 2021

Over the years, through trial and error, you’ve probably sifted through myriad cleansers, creams, toners, and serums in an effort to find “the one.” Some products undoubtedly go on to become must-haves that you dare not go a day without, while others just didn’t make the cut for one reason or another. 

After a time, however, you may find that your tried and true favorites just don’t perform the way they used to. From changing seasons to varying amounts of sun exposure and from fluctuating hormones to the natural evolution that occurs with aging, your skin changes over time. The fact is, the products you use for your summertime self-care routine will never stand up to harsh winter weather, and the products that gave you glowing skin in your 20s simply won’t have the same effect a decade later.


So, if your morning routine or nightly beauty ritual is leaving your skin a little lackluster, you may be in need of a skincare reboot. Ahead, we’ve curated a list of 4 refreshing products to give your routine a fresh start. Easy to use and made with clean ingredients, these products are a great addition to any self-care routine


milk + honey Gel Cleanser  ($36)

Formulated with clean ingredients like apple amino acids and lemon peel oil, Milk + Honey’s Gel cleanser washes away excess oil without stripping your skin while prickly pear extract soothes, hydrates, and reduces inflammation. This gel cleanser is paraben-free and contains no fillers, fragrances, or artificial colors. 

Promising Review: “I have tried a lot of different cleansers. Other cleansers have left my face dry, red, or they didn’t work. I have been using this cleanser for a week. It helped with my acne and redness. I’m very happy I found Milk + Honey. Thanks for making such high-quality products that actually work!” 


milk + honey Bakuchiol Treatment ($98)

Made with bakuchiol, a plant-based extract that offers the same benefits as retinol, this serum-moisturizer hybrid reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles — without the photosensitivity and irritation that often accompanies retinols. Additionally, this treatment contains hyaluronic acid and antioxidant-rich botanicals (like willow bark extract and edelweiss stem cell extract), all of which work in concert to exfoliate, brighten and deeply hydrate your skin. 

Promising Review: “I had a facial at M&H and the therapist used Bakuchiol. It felt amazing and I decided to purchase a bottle after the facial. I use it every day prior to my skin cream. It smooths fine lines and makes my skin feel very smooth. A must-have! I’m now signed up to receive it every 5 months. That’s how sold I am on this product! Give it a try!?


OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream ($48)

OSEA’s Atmosphere Protection Cream hydrates your skin and improves your skin’s barrier function to protect it from the ravages of environmental stressors such as dry air, harsh winds, and air pollution. Although it’s made with organic algae, shea butter, and avocado oil, this cream is exceptionally lightweight and leaves behind a silky matte finish. What’s more, this cream can be used as a primer or blended with a liquid foundation for smoother makeup application. 

Promising Review: “I use the OSEA Atmosphere Protection Cream on top of the OSEA Hyaluronic serum. This moisturizer locks in leaving the skin well balanced and not greasy.”


milk + honey Exfoliating Toner ($38)

This new launch from milk + honey was created with a powerful complex that combines five natural fruit-derived alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA) — Bilberry, Sugar Cane, Orange, Lemon, and Sugar Maple extracts, which help to naturally exfoliate, revealing softer and smoother looking skin. The best part? This formulation is gentle enough to use every day so you can say “hello” to your glowiest skin.

First look: Check out Dree’s first experience with milk + honey’s Exfoliating Toner here.

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