My Garnier SkinActive Beauty Haul
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I am so, so, so thrilled to announce my partnership with Garnier SkinActive. As you know, skincare is extremely important to me. I preach a daily routine like it’s the gospel. It makes such a difference! It’s no secret that my career depends on my skin looking good. I’ll tell you—it hasn’t always been easy. And it still isn’t! I’ve struggled with acne, melasma, and dark circles for a good portion of my adult life. There’s only so much that makeup can cover up so it’s important to see your skin’s health as a reflection of your overall health.

I’m a busy wife and mom so I don’t have all the time in the world to designate to my skincare routine. I still need all the help I can get but at half the time. That’s why I love Garnier SkinActive. Not only do they have great products, I also believe in their message. Their skincare line is for women who live an active “do it all” lifestyle. Their products are easy to use, available at your local drugstore, and can seamlessly weave into your existing daily routine.

So, I’ll be honest. One of the perks of partnering with such a great brand is that you receive buckets of the products. If you’ve never heard of Garnier SkinActive or you want to try them out, here are three of my top must-haves to get you started:

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Micellar Cleansing Water

I actually discovered a version of this product in the 90s when I was modeling in Europe. Before we would come home, we would raid the drugstores to make sure we had enough when we were back home in the states. I am so happy that it’s now available at our drugstores for half the price. This Micellar Cleansing Water is a cleanser and a makeup remover all in one. When I was modeling, this was a makeup artists’ dream!

All you do is pour a bit on a cotton pad, press on face, and wipe off. There is absolutely no rinsing needed! When I say it removes everything, I mean even the brightest red lipstick in your kit. Garnier SkinActive has also released a waterproof version of this same product for any waterproof mascara or lip stain that can be a little more stubborn. It’s absolutely perfect for a busy momma on the go!

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Clearly Brighter Moisturizer

Like I said before, I have had a problem with melasma most of my adult life—especially during pregnancy. For those who aren’t familiar, melasma is basically dark spots from hell. I’m always looking for products that will protect my skin from the sun but at the same time help my skin look brighter and more even.

The reason I love this Clearly Brighter Moisturizer from Garnier SkinActive is that it does all of that. It comes in both SPF 15 and 30 depending on how much protection you need. It’s also broad spectrum, which means it protects you from both UVA (aging) rays and UVB (burning) rays. For the glow factor, it has Vitamin C, which is an antioxidant version of your skin’s best friend. Vitamin C is responsible for slowing down the natural breakdown of skin cells that cause uneven skintone, dark spots, and wrinkles. You use this product for a week and your skin will look visibly brighter and smoother while still providing that important SPF protection.

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Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes 

I love including charcoal into my wellness routine. As an ingredient, it detoxifies and draws out impurities. I’ve been taking charcoal supplements for years as well as adding some to my lemon water. It’s also great for your skin—especially for those on the oilier side. So, when I found out Garnier SkinActive’s cleansing towelettes were infused with charcoal I was all in. I like throwing a pack of these in my bag for those times I know I’ll need a refresh. Especially at the beach, a quick swipe of these towelettes will remove any dirt and grime. I even use them on my kids’ hands to clean them up. If this isn’t the definition of multi-use, I don’t know what is!

Actress, model, active humanitarian, & Mom! Author of 'Everyday Chic'.