Our Favorite Beauty & Wellness Products


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We all have our go-to beauty and wellness products. The Rochester MN Moms Blog writing team thought it would be fun to share our ultimate go-tos, our holy grails, our ride-or-die beauty and wellness products.  Maybe you’ll find a new favorite!


HOPESHINE Face Makeup Remover Cloths

“I was trying to find an eco friendly alternative to disposable make up remover wipes. These are great and you only need to use water!” –Erica

NYX Professional Makeup Dark Circle Concealer

“I’ve got some pretty epic dark under-eye circles and this is the only product I’ve found that stays put, conceals the darkness, and works with the pinky undertones of my skin. I use the light color.” –Becky

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

“I have struggled with oily skin and acne since I was a teenager. As I have gotten older I now have combination skin, but still occasionally fight acne. Since adding these peel pads to my skin regimen , my skin has become so softer than ever, and smoother with way fewer breakouts! Also great for anti-aging and skin tone.” – Lenae

Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot

“I love this affordable ultra hydrating moisturizer! I have very dry skin, especially in the winter, and applying this after washing my face has really made my skin look baby soft again!” – Jessica

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

“This makeup setting spray is awesome! It makes makeup last longer and gives a nice glow. It feels refreshing and can be reapplied as often as needed.” – Heather P.

Bio Purcellin Facial Oil

This helps with dry winter skin! My sisters and I love it.” –Lucy

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes

“I also use the bottle version, but the wipes are super convenient.” –Kahla


Weleda Skin Food

“This is my holy grail! If you use retinol on your skin this works so great over it and you don’t get dry. I use it everywhere!” – Molly

Vanicream Moisturizing Skin Cream

“IWe have a tub of Vanicream shipped to us every month. Every single member of our family loves how it makes our skin feel!” –Tricia

Skin Lab Gokujun UV white gel – SPF50

“Love this sunscreen. No white cast which is key for my skin tone.” –Masuka

Isle of Paradise Self-Tanning Drops

Add these drops into your moisturizer in the morning or at night for a healthy sunless glow! –Recommended by Samantha


It! Cosmetics Superhero Stretch Mascara

“I have such short eyelashes and if I’m not wearing falsies or lash extensions, this is my go-to! The formula is a bit thicker so it has staying power. Because lashes are so delicate, I’m not a huge fan of waterproof mascara and I find that the It Cosmetics Mascara doesn’t smudge or flake.” –Molly

Physicians Formula Refreshment Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De-Puffer

“It feels great when waking up and trying not to feel like a tired mom!” –Jessica

Maybelline New York Volum’ Express The Colossal Big Shot Waterproof Mascara

I tried this after a friend recommended it. She couldn’t tell the difference between this and her $37 usually mascara, and neither could I. This magical stuff lasts alllll day, too.” – Heather W

Kat Von D Ink Liner – Trooper – Ultra Black

“I can’t live without my Kat Von D eyeliner! Makes doing my simple cat eye so easy!” – Natalie

L’Oreal Lash Paradise

“My eyelashes look so thick and long with this!” –April


MopTop Curly Hair Custard Gel

This product is a must for curly hair…it stops frizz, defines curls, and smells great!” –April

Not Your Mother’s 2 Piece Beach Babe Texturizing Dry Shampoo

It smells so good and instantly makes my greasy hair feel so much better and fresher! It can make your hair last an additional day without washing!” – Erica

Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler

This leave-in conditioner helps lock in moisture and helps to remove knots and tangles painlessly. – Recommended by Mamisoa

Wet Brush Paddle Detangler Hair Brush

From a little girl who lived with massive snarls and fought having her hair brushed to a woman who still gets snarls, this is the greatest thing since slice bread! No more spending endless amount of times and conditioner trying to get through the knots and pulling of the hair. Plus this brush is perfect for all ages as they make multiple sizes and can easily be used with little ones. ” – Kristina

DevaCurl DECADENCE No-Poo & One Condition

If you follow the Curly Girl Method or are looking to start, this is a great product set to start with!  –Recommended by Mamisoa

Siliscrub: The Original Silicone Shampoo Brush 

“I have super thick, oily hair and I often have trouble washing it thoroughly. I started using this shower brush to make sure that my entire scalp would get cleaned thoroughly and I looooove it.” – Amanda

Wella Brilliance Shampoo for Fine To Normal Colored Hair

“I never knew how unhealthy my hair was until I started using this incredibly delicious smelling product. A little goes a long way, so it lasts a long time.” – Heather W.


Laneige Lip Glowy Balm

“This lip sleep mask from Korean beauty brand Laneige is the only thing that kept my lips from becoming too dry last winter. Apply at night for super soft, moisturized lips in the morning.” –Becky

Chapstick Total Hydration

Moisturizing and color?! I love this combination year-round. I use the Rose Petal and House Red the most.” – Heather W.

Blistex Complete Moisture

“I love it enough to buy a 6 pack at a time! – Blair


Hyperbiotics PRO-Kids ENT

“We love these probiotics because our son doesn’t like gummies and the taste is great! Beyond that, these probiotics are time released and contain the strains that help support ENT health.” –Elise

Natural Vitality Natural Magnesium Calm

“Magnesium is something our bodies really need, and most people aren’t getting enough! This supplement was a LIFE SAVER during pregnancy, since magnesium can help prevent leg cramps and can also help keep you regular!” – Bethany

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