I keep meaning to ask if you’ve found any good skin care products lately! We talk so much about makeup that I forget sometimes about skin care, even though I use it even more than I wear makeup.
Here are some of the things I’ve been using and lovely lately…
Clarins HydraQuench Rich Cream ($50)
I’ve been a huge fan of the Clarins HydraQuench line for years, but I only recently decided to give their $50 HydraQuench Rich Cream a try.
It’s a thick, rich balm designed for extremely dry skin and/or cold climates, and I wish I’d tried it sooner, because despite the crazy price, I think it’s great.
Mostly, I’ve been using it on the tight, dry skin around my nose and mouth, which are both pretty sensitive areas for me, but this stuff never gives me breakouts.
If I listen closely when I rub it in…I can actually hear my dry patches sigh in relief, haha!
Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant ($50)
Dermalogica’s $50 Daily Microfoliant is another product getting a lot of play in my bathroom. A rice-based powder exfoliant designed for all skin types, I just put a small amount in the palm of a hand, and add water to activate the exfoliating agents, which include rice enzymes, salicylic acid and papain (an enzyme found in papaya). Working in the water turns the product into a gently exfoliating paste.
I use it a couple times a week to help slough away any flakes on my face, and I’m really happy with the results. I think my skin glows brighter and definitely feels smoother after each use.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask ($55)
This particular kick of mine is ongoing, thanks to their unfortunately expensive Resurfacing Mask ($55).
The last time I used it was on the Friday after going to The Hunger Games midnight show, after I’d gotten maybe three hours of sleep, so my skin was not in great condition at the time.
But I slathered on the mask, which is supposed to clear pores, tone, moisturize and remove dead skin cells with great ingredients like pomegranate enzymes, pink French clay, and white willow and beet root extracts.
After I let it set and “do its thang” for about 30 minutes, and then rinsed it off, I do think my face looked fresher and — dare I say it? — more radiant than it did before.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser ($12.99)
Also getting airtime in my skin-care routine, CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. It’s an affordable, moisturizing facial cleanser containing ceramides, hyaluronic acid, fatty acid esters, glycerin and water to hydrate thirsty skin.
It might not come in the fanciest packaging (it doesn’t), but it sure as heck works wonders for my dry, sensitive mug. And the non-comedogenic formula doesn’t aggravate my acne, which is a huge plus!
What skin care products have you been loving lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,