The Fluff Report: Skincare Staples

March 5, 2014

Skincare Staples

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When it comes to skincare, I'm usually up for discovering new products. On the other hand, when I find something I like (i.e. something that makes me feel like I'm preventing wrinkles), I stick with it. I finally think I've got a good equation for keeping my skin clear, clean and youthful. So fine- if you forced me to replace one product from my list, it would probably be the Neutrogena Naturals Facial Cleanser. A little disclaimer: I have normal-dry skin. This cleanser makes me feel slightly tight and a little dry. I hate spending a lot on cleanser though. Just a small hang up that I'm trying to deal with.

You might have picked up on the fact that I love my Clarisonic. I can't remember the last day that went by when I didn't use it. Yes, it really works. Yes, it really cleans. The few times when I've had to wash my face with my hands, it feels like I'm massaging in cleanser, not actually cleaning it. Invest in this!

If you said I had to give up my Origins make up remover, we'd have a situation. I have been using this for quite possibly a decade. I have a little bad habit of not washing my face at night and therefore after the shower I take a Q-tip to really remove any trace of makeup on the rims of my lids. This does not sting, is not greasy and one bottle lasts eons.

One of my first posts on this blog was highlighting my Mario Badescu glycolic eye cream. Still using it folks. It plumps and firms the skin around the eyelids. I sometimes massage it into my laugh lines.

I admit it. I've had laser treatments on my face to remove all the pigmentation I've collected over the years. My laser guru introduced me to Obagi medical products. I've been using the moisturizer ever since and love the coverage. (not too thick, not too thin)

The serum I use is from Arbonne's RE9 Advanced collection. I put it on before my moisturizer but after my eye cream. It smells fruity and brightens my skin. And it's only $40, which is pretty inexpensive as far as serums go.

Kathy, my laser Queen, scolded and educated me about sunscreen. I now know better than to go anywhere without my sunscreen having 10% zinc in it. So I use the Obagi Sun Shield. Every day. Even in 10 degree weather with a -5 windchill.

1 comment:

  1. Beck, you need to try the Prevage line by Elizabeth Arden. It's available at Nordstom. It's pricey, but it's so worth it. I swear by the serum. It's like getting Botox! It plumps those wrinkles!


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