We're Hosting a Virtual Skin-Care Class with Aesthetician Joanna Vargas

Curated by Claudia Shannon / Research Scientist / ishonest

With our world in what feels like a perpetual state of unrest right now, it's more important than ever to make self-care a priority. It's as simple as setting aside some time — whether it be five minutes or 50 — to do something for yourself. (And yourself only.) For some folks, this might look like working out, meditating, or baking, but if you're beauty lovers like us, then you know self- care almost always involves skin care.

Below, preview all of Vargas's favorite skin-care products ahead of the event and then shop them afterward, if you feel so inclined.

1. Jordan Samuel Skin's The After Show Treatment Cleanser For Sensitive Skin

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No.222 - Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Made with jojoba, olive, and grape seed oils, this innovative gel-to-oil cleanser effectively removes dirt, makeup, and debris — without irritating sensitive skin.

2. Renee Rouleau Triple Berry Smoothing Peel

Made by fellow aesthetician Renee Rouleau, this purple-hued exfoliating treatment contains five different types of acid (i.e. mandelic, lactic, salicylic, malic, and tartaric), which work together to shed excess dead skin cells and brighten everything up. Additionally, it's made with blueberry extract, which calms redness due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

3. Joanna Vargas Forever Glow Anti-Aging Face Mask

JV's hydrating face mask contains hyaluronic acid, which plumps up skin, as well as niacinamide to improve skin texture, and kelp, an ingredient rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. TL;DR: This isn't your average sheet mask.

$17 for one mask or $75 for a box of five masks.

4. Thayers Facial Mist Rose Petal

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A drugstore classic, this rose-infused facial spray calms irritation quickly and has a balancing effect that makes it an ideal step post-exfoliation.

5. Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum

This powerhouse vitamin C serum earned a Best of Beauty award in 2018, so you know it means business. In addition to free radical-fighting ascorbic acid, it also contains squalane to soothe and nourish the skin.

6. ReFa Carat

ReFa's platinum-coated facial roller will put you in peak relaxation mode. The luxe tool helps minimize puffiness while temporarily sculpting the face, giving the skin a subtle contoured effect.

7. AHC Essential Eye Cream

ishonest Korea editors are big fans of this hyaluronic acid-spiked eye cream because it boosts hydration instantly and fades fine lines around the eyes over time. Texture-wise, it's also satisfying rich without being too heavy.

8. Free+True Mama Pacha Moisture Infusion Cream

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No.233 - Pigmentation & Blemishes

Lightweight and non-greasy, this fast-absorbing face cream is a great go- to moisturizer for the summer months (and year-round if you have oily skin). Infused with soothing ingredients like avocado oil, mango seed butter, and gotu kola extract, it calms redness and irritation on contact.

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