Fortunately, I discovered Birchbox a few years ago. Its a subscription service (like a magazine) that sends you curated beauty samples once per month. Most are small sample size products, although occasionally there is a deluxe or full size product. I've sampled skincare products, hair care, fragrance, make-up, and even candy! I love how I've learned which brands and products work for me, what is worth splurging on versus what I can save.
About a year ago, I was introduced to face oil. I think I even blogged about it. Despite my initial reluctance, it has become a product I can't live with out. So that initial product I did end up purchasing. It lasted quite a while, but now its no longer available on the Birchbox website, and I'm having a hard time swallowing the price tag. I tried a few other facial oils, even plain coconut oil, but they just weren't the same. Until I found Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil.
I love it so much. It works just as well as the other, plus its less expensive! (and more in the bottle)
I put it on every morning after I shower and at night after I wash my face. I still follow up with eye cream and moisturizer, especially in the winter. On days I don't wear make up, this is all I do to my face. I love how my skin instantly feels soft and moist, but not greasy. It evens my skin tone and doesn't cause breakouts. In fact, I think it helps keep breakouts at bay. If there is one thing I put on my skin every day, this is it.
Have you tried face oils? What beauty product is your must have?