Tuesday, July 29, 2014

5 Favorites: Skincare

Today I'm kicking off a new monthly series called 5 Favorites. Each month I'll feature five of my favorite items in a specific category (betcha didn't see that coming, didja?). It will cover everything from beauty products to television shows to Etsy shops, and will run until........well, until I run out of ideas. :) Let me know if there's something specific you'd like to see! In the meantime, we'll start with my five favorite skincare products:

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1//Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser: I worked for a dermatologist a few years ago, and this was the face wash he recommended to everyone. I had really bad acne at the time, so I snagged a few samples and was sold. It's one of the few cleansers I've used that actually leaves me feeling clean--not greasy or dried out.

2//Ponds Dry Skin Cream: Maybe it's boring, but it's holy grail for dry-skinned babes like me. It's thick, rich, and clean-smelling.  It does take awhile to soak in, so I wash my face first thing in the morning and put it on; by the time I get dressed and eat breakfast, I'm good to go with makeup. I've tried a ton of drug store and pricey moisturizers over the years, and this is my favorite by far.

3//Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair: Earlier this year I started to notice some *gasp* wrinkles starting to surface. After the tears had dried and the horror abated (I'm kidding guys. Wrinkles, sminkles.), I did a little research and founds lots of favorable reviews for Rapid Wrinkle Repair. I decided to pick some up, and I'm not kidding when I say that I noticed a difference within a week. This little blue bottle will forever be in my skincare arsenal.


4//Mary Kay Timewise Microderm Abrasion Set:  This makes my skin feel sooooo soft. I always feel like microderm abrasion leaves my skin vulnerable, so I love that it also has replenishing serum. I've had professional microderm abrasions done, and while I wouldn't put this quite at that level, it's darn close.


5//e.l.f. Studio Eye Fresh: This stuff just feels sooooo good. I use it morning and night for a little extra nourishment on that sensitive skin around my eyes. It's hard to beat for $3 a pop!


What are some of your skincare must-haves? I love trying out new stuff!

3 comments :

  1. LOVE Cetaphil. My aunt's dermatologist recommended it to her as well, and I've been using it for the past few years. It's crazy, because as soon as I switched to something else, my skin went absolutely NUTS.
    When I'm not using that, though, I use the Body Shop's Aloe Vera face wash & eye cream. My skin freaked out a while back after using the Say Yes to Cucumbers makeup remover wipes, and that was the only thing I used that calmed the redness & the itchy/flaky skin around my eyes.
    Stinking love talking about this kind of stuff. ha!

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  2. Ahh, I need to try Cetaphil next time I run out of cleanser. I'm always looking for a new one, and I'm glad this comes highly recommended! I feel like my skin is always dried out after I wash it in the shower, and I know that's terrible.

    Also, my mom sells Mary Kay so I should look into buying the Timewise Microderm Abrasion Set from her. (Two birds, one stone!) Thanks for doing this post (:

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  3. I use #3 and love it! And I'm intrigued about #5, I might have to pick some of that up the next time I'm out!

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