So, fun fact about me: I’m a little bit of an overachiever. I need to be constantly busy and I love to get involved in a bunch of different things (typical Virgo, am I right?) or else I get bored.
That’s why when I saw the chance to be a campus ambassador for HelloAva, I nearly jumped at the chance. A skincare/beauty startup that empowers women to make informed decisions when it comes to their skincare and customize their skincare routine with a personal AI? Sign me up.
For context, I am a strong believer that good skin sets the foundation for everything else in your life. I don’t know about you, but when my skin is clear, I feel like I can do anything (and then do some more). Currently writing this with PMS zits on my face and it’s freaking me out. Sigh.
A few months ago, I got an email in my school inbox about applying to be a campus ambassador for HelloAva. I had just started this blog and I thought it would be the perfect thing to get involved with. Needless to say, my application was accepted. 😉
As a campus ambassador for HelloAva, I get to spread the word about their brand and encourage students on my campus to take the skincare quiz and customize their skincare routine. I also get to handout cool HelloAva swag and stickers, so that’s always a plus! I’m SO excited to be able to empower my peers with skincare and help them achieve the skin of their dreams!
What’s Your (Skin) Type?
So what is HelloAva anyway? The process is simple. You take the super quick 12 question skincare quiz, and learn your skin type. You answer questions about what type of products you want to try, what ingredients you want to avoid, what your budget is, and more. My skin profile is CSNM, which stands for Combination, Sensitive, Non-Pigmented, Mature. Once you learn your skin profile, someone from the HelloAva team will reach out to you with a few follow up questions to get the best understanding of what you’re looking for in a skincare regimen. Then, you decide what products you want to try and then add to cart.
I was surprised to see that they had some really popular brands like Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant, Indie Lee, and more. I was recommended a 5-step routine but I ended up going with three products instead, and I’m loving them so far. I chose very clean products, keep reading to see what I ended up with.
My Personalized Picks
This is the face wash I chose – it smells very natural and works into a creamy lather upon washing. I like to use it at night after a long day because it makes my skin feel SUPER clean. If you have dry skin I wouldn’t recommend this because it does make my skin feel a little dry after.
Have I told you about how much I love chemical exfoliation? Well, I do. I’ve been itching to try these pads for so long and I was stoked to see them pop up in my product recommendations! After using these pads, which contain AHA (a personal fave of mine), my skin feels insanely smooth and feels so soft. I notice my skin looks more clear and even toned after using. Definitely, recommend following up with a moisturizer and serum to really see results.
Guys, I LOVE this mask. It’s sooo nice to use after doing a harsher mask, like a detox or exfoliating mask. It soothes my skin and makes it feel calm. Also, after I rinse it off my skin literally feels like a baby. I also have used this as an overnight mask and it works wonders.
I’ve honestly been really impressed with the products that were recommended to me – so far so good!
Have I inspired you to try HelloAva? If you have any questions about my experience, drop a comment below or reach out to me!
P.S. Use my code RACHAEL30 for 30% off if you’re a college student like me trying to have a boujee skincare routine on a budget…