I’m a sucker for packaging.  Simple, elegant + cute font.  So immediately I was a fan of my first, FIRSTBASE SERUM EXPERIENCE.  

Next up, smell.  I am that person that sticks her nose (not like gross) into most products, because regardless of what they promise – I need to love the scent.   Nailed it.  It’s like citrus + earthy, but super light. VERY enjoyable.

As a veteran in skincare, I still get excited about new products.  Especially all-natural and multi-purpose products that do double duty.  Let’s be real, I’m exhausted at the end of the day so I like to keep before bed routine to 10 < steps.   

Double Dose serum is great because it has the duality of vitamin c and hyaluronic acid (anyone over 25 needs to begin USING THIS).

Not sure what any of this means?

That’s okay, my goal is always to share + make skincare approachable so you know what you are buying and putting on your SKIN – your largest organ. FirstBase Skincare is a fave among this team!

FirstBase Skincare


VITAMIN C – brightening, hydrating (huge for ageing), promotes collagen (again 30+ ladies + gents) and evens out skin tones.

HYALURONIC ACID – helps reduce fine lines, and blue dark spots and helps skin appear more glowy!

I asked the creators, April and Beth, founders of FirstBase Skincare, to share with us – what sets them apart….

With the addition of the lotus flower, Double Dose will also balance skin PH and won’t contribute to acne or clogged pores.

AND MY TOP 5 things to look for in any skincare are also met!

🍊 Organic ingredients.

🍊 Vegan (your skin will absorb easier when plant-based)

🐰 Cruelty-free – this means our furry friends aren’t involved in any process or testing!!!

❌ Synthetic fragrance – which can mean up to 1000s of extra ingredients they do not have to list 

❌ Parabens, sulfates, silicone or phthalates!! (Hint if you can’t say or spell it, probably shouldn’t be on your skin or in your mouth)

🍊 AND BONUS made in 🍁

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Lead image by Libby Roach.