Hi friends! Just a hop, skip and a jump to the weekend now! That’s how Thursdays always feel- they’re my busiest day of the week, trying to get all the things done for Friday and prepare for the weekend. Usually such a whirlwind trying to fit it all in!
Tonight, I’m looking forward to a fun date night at a new Houston restaurant, Bludorn. It took weeks to get a reservation, so I’m super excited to try it! If you’re there and see me, I’d love to say hi! And a special hello to Gillian, who I met at Mutiny a few weeks ago! Thanks for saying hello! 🙂
THE SIX SKINCARE PRODUCTS I BUY ON REPEAT
Today, we’re chatting skincare and the products I buy on repeat. I’m pretty reliant on my Colleen Rothschild skincare routine, but I do tend to use certain products more often than others.
Being in my 40’s, I focus on reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation (damage done in my earlier years when I was careless with tanning), smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and improving the texture and quality of my skin. I want to keep that youthful glow as long as possible!
I have combination skin – oily around my cheeks and drier at my forehead. I’m also prone to breakouts if a product doesn’t agree with my skin.
Although I’ve tried many of the products in Colleen’s skincare line, the six products below are my ride or die, things I order on repeat! I’ll be sure to keep alerting you when I see a sale, that’s the best time to stock up!
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I’ve been using this gentle cleanser for years and still love it. It’s probably the product I would recommend if I had to choose only one. It’s a balm cleanser you apply with your clean fingers to your dry face. Then, you wet the muslin cloth with warm water that it comes with and gently wipe off the balm.
The combination of the textured cloth and the Radiant Cleansing Balm act as an exfoliant to gently remove impurities. I finish by splashing cold water onto my skin to help close my pores, then pat dry. My skin is left feeling soft and clean, but not tight. Plus, it smells amazing and leaves you feeling like you just left a spa after every use.
Consider this scrub an at-home alternative to professional microdermabrasion treatments. It has micro-mineral (ultra-fine) crystals that you apply to wet skin and gently scrub in a circular motion, avoiding the eye area.
You don’t have to press hard- the crystals do the work. You’re left with refined texture, unclogged pores and a brighter complexion because the dead skin cells are buffed away.
I’ve started keeping this in the shower and use it every other day to exfoliate my skin.
This eye cream helps smooth wrinkles and fine lines, and offers skin plumping properties under eye circles, puffiness and loss of elasticity. It’s very gentle and a little goes a long way.
I use my ring finger to gently tap the product around my eyes. It doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.
PRO TIP : if you have product left over, apply it to your lips to help alleviate the fine lines in that area
I’ve heard for years that Vitamin C is one of the best products you can use on your skin for it’s anti-aging, damage-repairing and UV-protecting powers. Use it consistently and over time to see the best results, including reducing hyperpigmentation and increasing cell turnover. My skin is more radiant and even toned since I started using it.
PRO TIP : Apply a thin layer over your face, but don’t forget your neck and chest. Let it absorb for one minute before applying your next product.
This is one product that I highly recommend for the reducing dark spots I was talking about. I’ve seen a big improvement in my spots fading when I added this serum to my regimen, especially in combination with the Vitamin C Treatment Complex.
It’s a daily treatment that promotes cellular turnover, which addresses photo-aging, fine lines, acne, dark spots and overall skin texture. Derived from the bitter almond, Mandelic acid is a gentle yet highly effective alpha hydroxy acid (AHA).
I still love and use the Face Oil No. 9 often, but the Retinol Supreme Night Oil has the added benefit of regenerating your skin with a highly potent vitamin C. Like I mentioned above, Vitamin C is important for boosting collagen production and repairing skin damage due to the environment and the sun.
I use this at night and wake up with glowy skin!
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