Staff Picks

Beauty Products That Keep Houstonia Staff Looking Good

Our secrets to unlocking the perfect beauty regimen.

By Danielle Wright and Houstonia Staff November 11, 2021

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

As the weather turns to cooler temps, stores like Target, Ulta and Sephora are altering their shelves to bring fall beauty to the forefront. This year, making the switch from lightweight products to heavier creams are necessary to withstand our oddly colder season. And as Houstonia Staff gears up for a chilly fall, facial cleansers, moisturizers and lip masks are what's topping our list of must-have products with an honorary mention from an organic shampoo to maintain healthy strands. 

To find out the products that keep our staff looking good, shop below.

Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer


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"I'd like to think of myself as a human tester, as I am willing to try any product with gorgeous packaging. However, I have finally found my one and only go-to with Fenty Skin's Hydra Vizor. It's super lightweight, smells good and moisturizes my skin all day." - Danielle Wright - Style Writer

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Human Race Routine Pack


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"Self-care is so important. I try to show my face I care with this already well-known routine pack from my favorite Neptune." - Camilo Hannibal Smith - Managing Editor

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Beardbrand Temple Smoke Beard Oil


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"What can I say... it keeps my face smelling and feeling fresh. It's my go-to scent and my go-to beard oil brand. For a guy with a beard, this should be a standard in your morning routine." - Jesse Hieb - Account Executive

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Henné Organics Lip Mask


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"A lip mask was never an essential in my beauty kit until I tried this one from Henné Organics. It’s especially great for colder seasons, but I actually use it daily, year round. Thicker and more nourishing than chapstick, I leave it on overnight so that my lips always feel smooth and healthy!" - Marianna Corcoran - Marketing Director

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Keeva Organics Acne Cream


"As someone who deals with redness and some really bad pimples from time to time, especially once the weather cools down, this cream is perfect. It takes away all redness and begins to treat a problem area almost instantly, I swear I can tell a difference in my skin with just one use." - Sofia Gonzalez - Fall Intern

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Lush Sleepy Body Lotion


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"So hard to choose just one Lush product that I love, but the Sleepy lotion is one of my absolute favorites. I use this before bed or anytime I need to de-stress. It’s also my secret weapon for getting my son snuggled up and ready for bed at night." - Stephanie Bartels - Digital Editor

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Bobbi Brown Soho Glow Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Set


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"I’m obsessed with the Mini Soho Glow Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Stick Set in Golden Bronze, Golden Pink and Dusty Mauve- these are a daily staple for me-- underline, highlight, intensify, you name it! I loved the mini-set so much I just bought the full size." - Stevi Maytubby - Publisher

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Origins Checks And Balances Frothy Face Wash


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"This cleanser has been holding me down since my days in undergrad. It's the one product I trust to be gentle on my skin while also getting it squeaky clean. Also, it's very economical! A little product goes such a long way." - Amarie Gipson - Arts & Culture Editor

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Ouai Fine Hair Shampoo


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"My hair is ridiculously fine and I’ve finally found the only shampoo that gives me volume and less oil. The fragrance is light and clean and according to Ouai’s website the fragrance has notes of Italian lemon, Turkish rose, jasmine sambac, iris, lily, and white musk." - Amy Kinkead - Art Director 

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Yardley Oatmeal & Almond Soap


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"Skincare tends to be left on the back burner on the list of self care priorities for guys, but changing my old soap for Yardley's Oatmeal & Almond soap worked wonders for my skin. It's doubles as a gentle facial cleanser and soothing body wash, helps build smooth and healthy skin, and is also very affordable. If you want to start your healthy skin journey, this is as good a place as any to begin." - Craig Hayes - Fall Intern

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