Stuck on a Deserted Island: 3 Skincare Essentials

Quick! You’re stuck on a deserted island, which three skincare products do you take with you? It’s a hard question, right? That’s why we asked our Picky Experts to give their three skincare essentials for when you’re stranded on a deserted island. Maybe this can help highlight the essential skincare for your routine!

Deserted Island Skincare Lists

#1. Sunscreen, Cleanser and Retinoid

Our Picky Expert Baokim (@derm.minded) came up with her list rather easily and it goes as the following:

  • Sunscreen: Mineral based and water resistant sunscreen (SPF 50+ of course).
  • Cleanser: A cleanser to wash off sweat, dirt, pollution and excess sebum.
  • Retinoid: Retinoids added in a moisturizing base to combat acne, aging, hyperpigmentation texture and skin cancer!

#2. Cleanser, Facial Mist, Sunblock

Picky Expert Dr. Elli (@ellireyes) has a slightly different approach to deserted island skincare essentials. Focusing more on the ingredients rather than product, so let’s see what and why!

  • Cleanser: With ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid! Ceramides helps to preserve the skin barrier, niacinamide can help with sebum production and hyaluronic acid keeps that skin hydrated (necessary in a deserted island).
  • Hydrating Facial Mist: To boost the skin’s hydration without being too heavy, also it’s easy to carry around and spray anytime of the day!
  • Sunscreen: Need that complete photo protection! Sunscreen is essential if you plan to roam the island without worry of sun spots or wrinkles!

Deserted Island Skincare Picks

Baokim’s Skincare Pack

  • Sunscreen: ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless Ultralight tinted mineral sunscreen is perfect. Equipped with water resistance and peptides to protect from the sun and repair any damage!
  • Cleanser: Elta MD Foaming Facial Cleanser is next in the deserted island essentials thanks to it’s nice clean and bromelain enzymes that soothe rather than strip.
  • Retinoid: Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Regenerating Cream is amazing with super gentle retinoids with deep moisturizing base. Full of anti-aging benefits in addition to hydration.

Dr. Elli’s Skincare Pack

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6 thoughts on “Stuck on a Deserted Island: 3 Skincare Essentials

  1. Jasee says:

    thank you for sharing this tips this gives me more things to learn and what to use specially i am here in middle east and the summer takes forever 😓😓😓 i would definitely follow this recos when specially when summer comes again. ❤️❤️❤️

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  2. Megan says:

    I would probably also pick cleanser, Sunblock and face mist. For Cleanser I’d probably do Murad Essential-C Cleanser. It’s vitamin packed that removes environmental impurities. And it rehydrates skin, shields from the environment. For Sunscreen I’d probably pick Bare Republic Mineral SPF 50 sport sunscreen. I’ve never used it but I’ve used their SPF 30 and it works great so I figured on a deserted island 50 would be better. And as for the face mist I would probably use Glow Recipe watermelon face mist. I use this without makeup all the time in the summer. And it’s so hydrating.

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  3. Maddy says:

    So true! I will bring cleanser, wipes and sunscreen anywhere!

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  4. Tamara says:

    I would go with the basics cleanser, moisturizer and spf

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  5. Tabish Naushad says:

    Cleaner, Moisturiser, and SPF would be my Desereted Island Essentials. If was allowed one more item then It has to Retinoid for me 🤍

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