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Skincare Empties: Anti-Aging Products I've Finished, Loved and Continue to Use

Skincare Empties: Anti-Aging Products I've Finished, Loved and Continue to Use - Harben House

Being the owner of a skincare company means that I’ve sampled, tested and reviewed many more products than I can even remember, so it takes a true standout to keep its place in my everyday skincare routine. Over on Instagram (give us a follow @HarbenHouse 😊) I laid out my #empties that I have finished and since restocked. Each product took about 2-3 months to work my way through, and my skin has completely changed in tone and texture - i.e., my skin is brightener and smoother. These anti-aging serums, cleansers, and sunscreen are appropriate for all skin types and I would recommend them to anyone looking for top-grade skincare.


EltaMD UV Pure SPF 47 ($25.00): my go-to body sunscreen that I use daily! This is a physical, water-resistant formula that is safe to use on my baby boys, too.

Truth Treatment Systems Biomimetic Priming Mist ($39.00): I’ve already been through two of these recently. I probably use too much because I’m obsessed, and I want to drown myself in it! Not just an ordinary priming mist, this cocktail of numerous amino acids and minerals helps increase the absorption of active ingredients through specific chemical reactions, which means your skin is utilizing more product.

Osmosis MD Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum ($120.00): A staple in my skincare routine, I love everything about this serum. It’s is extremely anti-aging and anti-inflammatory.

SkinBetter Science Even Tone Correcting Serum ($140.00): If you’ve been following us for a while, you know I’m obsessed with this pigmentation solution. It has clinically beat 4% hydroquinone in lightening dark spots and prevents them from coming back! My informative blog post about Even Tone goes into greater detail on the ingredients that work to brighten your complexion.

Truth Treatment Systems Transdermal C Balm ($189.00): I use this balm about every 2-3 nights. Some people have said it causes little bumps under their skin, but I haven’t had any issues, which is strange because I usually have extremely sensitive & reactive skin. Nevertheless, I believe this is a great product to act as your Vitamin C supplier and it shows immediate visible results after each use.

Osmosis MD Purifying Enzyme Cleanser ($21.00): The perfect gentle exfoliating cleanser that can be used every day. It purifies the skin with AHA fruit acids including kumquat, kiwi, grapefruit and neem.

Truth Treatment Systems Transdermal Vitamin C Serum ($199.00): Probably my favorite product of all time, 80% THD ascorbate, which is an extremely effective (and expensive) form of Vitamin C. You can’t get a more potent Vitamin C serum!

SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex ($179.00): This has been a staple in my skincare regimen for over 8 years. I use a growth factor every day and this is one of my favorites! The TNS, a.k.a. Tissue Nutrient Solution, has a 93.6% concentration with over 380 growth factors, cytokines and antioxidants sure to reduce wrinkles, build collagen and reduce brown spots.


Gail Freeman

No mention of a toner?
Do you use TNS Recovery first thing on clean skin only in the morning? I used to use TNS Essential in the morning, before I started the Truth Treatment C Serum.
Directions are to put everything on clean dry skin. Impossible if using more than one product. Right?

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