If you’re like us, then you’re always quite curious about everyone else’s self-care skin routine. So when author and podcaster Kate Spencer (you know her from Forever 35!) was a guest on Spawned a few weeks ago, we had to ask. Especially since she (along with co-host Doree) describe their podcast as two friends who love to talk about serums.

Of course, we chat about way more than skincare on this episode, by the way, including Kate’s new novel, In a New York Minute, but one of my favorite parts of this episode was where Kate and I shared our favorite skin products, which you can hear when you listen to the episode. I’m going to share them all here so you can check them out for yourself, plus I’m adding Liz’s faves to the mix too, because she has great taste (and skin!).

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Kate Spencer Forever 35 Favorite Serum: Bioclear Face Lotion

Kate: Jan Marini Bioclear Lotion

Kristen: Alpha H Vitamin B Serum 

Liz: Osmosis Beauty MD Collection: Replenish Antioxidant Infusion Serum

Face Mask

Kate Spencer's favorite face mask: Klur Supreme Seed face mask

Kate: Klur Supreme Seed Mask

Kristen: Dr.Jart+ Vital Hydra Solution Deep Hydration Mask

Liz: Tatcha Violet C Radiance Mask

Face Wash

Kate Spencer Forever 35 Favorite Face wash: Klur Gentle Matter face wash

Kate: Klur Gentle Matter Daily Moisture Cleanser

Kristen: Cerave Renewing SA cleanser

Liz: Aloisia Beauty Skin Cleaning Duo

Eye Cream

Tatcha Silk Peony Eye Cream

Kate: Tatcha Silk Peony Eye Cream

Kristen: Biossance Squalane Peptide Eye Gel

Liz: Hasn’t found a favorite just yet!

Mascara (because we’re obsessed!) 

Kristen's favorite cool picks of the year | L'oreal voluminous primer

Kate: Thrive Causemetics

Kristen: Thrive Causemetics, too! (But definitely add the L’Oreal primer, above)

Liz: Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer + Benefit They’re Real Extreme Length Mascara

Cool Picks of the Week

Kate: Opalhouse Cozy Nights candle

Kristen: Rice Cooker! 

You can listen to this episode (one of my fave conversations, for real) right now, and be sure you’re a Spawned (and Forever 35) subscriber, so you never miss an episode.

In a New York Minute, by Kate Spencer

And don’t forget to grab a copy of Kate’s new book, In a New York Minute, wherever you get your books. It’s incredibly fun, whether you’re a New Yorker (like Liz) or you’re just a frequent visitor (like me). And if you are in NYC, you can catch Kate along with author Georgia Clark at the Wyndham Garden Chinatown, 4/26 at 7pm!