If you’re anything like me, you love trying new amazing beauty products! Whether it’s a new mascara or shampoo, it’s always fun to get a fresh new product. As you know, I have a deep passion for helping people achieve the skin of their dreams with my RFA medical grade skincare and making patients look and feel their absolute best!
I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite beauty products that I’ve found through the years either personally or introduced to by other wonderfully talented beauty professionals & friends.
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Our products at RFA contain the most active, potent ingredients. Unlike drugstore and beauty counter brands, they do not contain “fillers” which means that the molecule size, per product, is scientifically determined to allow optimal penetration and absorption into the skin. These products yield much more effective results at a MUCH faster pace compared to drug store products. Drug store products contain a lot of “fillers.” In short, you get what you pay for. Using medical grade skin care regularly is key to amazing skin! Small daily efforts equal huge results when it comes to taking care of your skin. I encourage all of my patients to do their part at home and use the best products on their skin. This is the best way to maintain results from other procedures, prevent aging, and have glowing beautiful skin on the daily!
At RFA, we have the most amazingly trained & experienced team to help individuals all over the US & Canada achieve their dream skin. We offer complimentary, customized skincare plans! CLICK HERE to submit a skincare consultation request)
Here’s my current & exact skincare routine ☺️
When it comes to makeup, I find that less is more for my daily routine, especially when you’re using transformational medical grade skincare.
From makeup for work to date nights, these are my go-to products!
Full coverage: Forever Skin Glow Hydrating Foundation
Let’s talk about long lashes a little! A product I LOVE and use personally and in my practice over the last decade is Latisse. It definitely is the secret to longer, thicker & fuller eyelashes. It’s no secret that great lashes make our eyes appear more youthful. Read more about how Latisse works here
Mascara: Chanel Le Volume De Chanel
Lip Products: Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk is my #1 fav lip color. I LOVE the liner, lipstick and gloss. I also love the color “Walk of No Shame” it’s the perfect shade of red without being too red
Did you know that we have an RFA Skincare Apothecary Line? From amazing 100% natural soy and vegetable wax candles to body lotion and soothing bath salts, we have you covered.
Our RFA Apothecary line contains no parables or petrochemicals and comes in 3 unique, relaxing scents.
Fresh – A captivating scent, Ambergris pairs deep amber with refreshing ozonic notes, sumptuous florals and a whisper of musk.
Peony – This authentic floral fragrance is delicate, yet heady with peaceful, watery notes.
Vanilla + Oatmeal – Made with natural milk proteins and oatmeal extract, this fragrance is a soft and soothing scent with hints of sweet milk, therapeutic oatmeal and grounding chamomile.
Body Lotion: RFA Lotion, I love either Fresh or Peony! The scent is very light, just enough to feel like the spa, while providing moisture and hydration.
Body Wash: RFA body scrub….love the exfoliation for our skin
This is our sugar scrub that is gentle, hydrating and protects the skin. It’s a combination of pure coconut oil and delicate sugar. I guarantee you will love how this makes your skin feel.
We all know a good tan makes us feel happier, but it certainly doesn’t help with the health of our skin and skin cancer prevention. So let’s talk about alternatives, sunless tanners & spray tans. I love a good spray tan for an event. A friend & my talented hair stylist, Reese Bond, has formulated an amazing sunless tanner. Her Glow Tanning Foam is awesome and builds a nice natural looking tan and radiant glow.
My Pro Skin Tip: Some people don’t love it…but in my experience I can tell you, that if you are trying to achieve flawless skin, sunless tanner on your face will work against you. If you have pigmentation from sun damage or acne it can exacerbate the dark spots and make them worse. Also, your amazing skincare is going to be used to wipe off tanner verus getting into your skin. Tan your body, skip the face. It is normal for your face to be a shade or two lighter than your body and you can match it with your makeup.
Just like our skin, we need to take great care of our hair too!
Shampoo/Conditioner: I love Kerastase products. The shampoo conditioner, as well as, heat protector and oil have SAVED my hair.
It used to be so dead and fragile and it’s been so much healthier since changing to these products.
Heat protector (1 quarter size) + 2 pumps of hair serum:
Reese taught me this and it has protected and nourished my hair. I never knew I needed to use a heat protector every day and it used to be very damaged from the blow dryer and curling irons.
Heat Protector: Legacy Nectar Thermique Blow Dry Primer
Finding a good curling iron that leaves you with great curls and is healthy for your hair is tough, but after being introduced to this one. I am obsessed! It delivers heat in a more safe way and causes less damage to hair. I love the long barrel with my long hair.
Curling Iron: Bio Ionic Long Barrel Styler Pro Curling Iron 1″
My overall health and fitness are a HUGE part of my lifestyle. Living a long and healthy life is a priority for me and my family. Over the years I have learned a healthy lifestyle is much more than just daily workouts. Along with fitness, a healthy lifestyle includes proper nutrition, adequate sleep, stress management and an overall approach to keeping the mind and body fit.
Supplements can help us achieve our fitness goals and reach our full potential by filling in gaps and to ensure we are getting all of the proper nutrients to meet our body’s needs. Supplements are just that.. they are designed to supplement an overall balanced diet – they are not “replacements”, they are supporters!
Just like all the other products I’ve listed, QUALITY is crucial when choosing supplements.
1stPhorm supplements are bar none the highest quality. You might think I am biased because Sal is in the industry, but I fully trust 1st phorm products because they are made in an SQF level 3 FDA inspected facility (this is not required by law, but they go above and beyond for their customers). They are tested at the ‘raw goods’ level and at the ‘finished goods’ level ensuring that you receive the highest quality and safest possible supplements for your body. This also ensures that you are getting the proper amount needed and it is bioavailable so your body can use the ingredients to their full potential.
Here are my daily supplements & must haves.
Opti Greens 50: This is my daily dose of greens and probiotics! Like most people I struggle to get in a well balanced variety of greens and OG50 helps me fill that void. This product is amazing for Gastro-Intestinal “gut” health, it helps with gut motility, digestion, regular bowel movements, & majorly decreases BLOAT! The Opti-Greens are berry flavored and go down easy and smooth!
How I Use: I mix 2 scoops of the greens into my daily breakfast Level-1 Shake.
Other Ideas: Mix in 4-8 oz of water and drink quickly, or mix in orange juice or G2 Gatorade!
Level 1 Protein Powder: This is a low temperature processed, whey protein blend that you would use as a snack during the day or a meal replacement on the go. The reason low temperature processing is important is because it maintains the nature of the protein and isn’t as harsh on your tummy, causing less gas and bloating.
How I use: Mix 1.5 scoops with 8 oz of water and drink as a breakfast shake daily. I will also use a scoop of this in between meals as a snack. My favorite flavors are chocolate and vanilla and I also love the mint ice cream sandwich.
Other Ideas: Blend the protein with ice and water or almond milk in a blender. Add frozen fruit, oats, or peanut butter to “beef” it up a bit.
Micro Factor Powder: Micro-Factor Powder brings together 6 main elements into 1 delicious serving to give your body what it needs for a strong immune system and keep it functioning at its very best.
Micro-Factor Powder goes FAR beyond what you get from a standard multivitamin. My favorite flavor is Natural Chocolate
Full Mega Fish Oil: This is my high potency Omega-3 supplement. This is a non-negotiable for me! Omega-3’s are amazing!! They are powerhouses that help with overall cellular functions, decreasing inflammation, and brain function. Even better, they reduce inflammation and increase hydration in our skin, too!
Hair, Skin & Nails: Being in the Aesthetic industry and knowing how important overall nutrition is to the health of hair, skin, nails I want to be sure I am giving my body everything it needs to produce these healthy cells. Hair Skin Nail Essentials is like a multivitamin specifically formulated for this; helping to boost collagen production to help produce more growth in strength and texture in the appearance of hair, skin, and nails.
How I use: take 3 capsules before bed
I hope this was helpful & fun for you to read & maybe you’ll try a new product!