I'm Throwing Out All My Skincare Products, Because This Line Is Frankly All I Need
As someone who lives in a bustling city in New Jersey but needs to spend time outdoors to ensure my sanity, there are few things I enjoy more than hiking in the woods for a few hours. And while escaping the demands of real life and
putting off everyone else's bullsh*t until the foreseeable future just focusing on putting one foot in front of the other is a form of self-care I can't really function without, being trapped in the woods without a dependable skincare routine is less than ideal.
Fortunately, I happen to be pretty tight with Sarah Siegel — POPSUGAR's beauty and shopping assistant editor — who gave me a brand-new skincare line to test out called We Are Wild. Designed for anyone who loves the outdoors, this three-step routine comes in easy-to-carry sticks that can fit right into your backpack or makeup bag without being too heavy or leaking everywhere.
As for the product details, anyone looking for a no-fuss skincare routine can pick up a Triple Essentials Set, which has a probiotic cleanser, probiotic toner, and nourishing balm. Even better, every product in the line is vegan, nontoxic, and cruelty-free. Read ahead to get a look at the Instagram-worthy products.
The Test Run
Although I was skeptical at first, I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to fully wash my face while sitting in a tree, because sometimes you gotta lean into a little dramatic effect, right?
We Are Wild Probiotic Cleanser
This We Are Wild Probiotic Cleanser ($24) foams up in a matter of seconds with just drops of water. First, I applied the cleanser directly onto my skin, per the instructions. After running some water over my fingertips, I started massaging my skin gently, and — holy Moses — it instantly began to foam up. Impressed, I used a little more water to rinse off and patted my face dry with a towel.
We Are Wild Probiotic Toner
From there, I applied the toner in the same manner by running the stick over my cheeks, forehead, and chin. As someone who typically has absurdly dry skin, for once I didn't feel my face tighten immediately. It was an extremely refreshing feeling. The combination of lactobacillus, pumpkin, pomegranate, and soybean in the We Are Wild Probiotic Toner ($24) gets the job done without being too harsh.
We Are Wild Nourishing Balm
Far and away my favorite product in the line is the nourishing balm. Regardless of the time of year, I depend on a substantial moisturizer — none of those thin formulas, please — and We Are Wild's did the trick. Thick, without being too heavy, the We Are Wild Nourishing Balm ($26) glided on with ease and didn't leave me feeling greasy, which for me is a rare experience.
The Triple Essential Set
People who are looking to try a new, superconvenient line should be aware that some purging — aka when your skin breaks out before it clears up — can occur for those with acne-prone skin. And keep in mind: the line isn't exclusively for those who spend a lot of time in a tent. The easy-to-use, three-step system is great for anyone who wants to wash up after a gym session or likes to carry their beauty products with them to work. After all, the lighter my purse is, the happier I am. Score all three products at once by purchasing the Triple Essential Set ($64).