I noticed in the comments on the last Monday Poll that a lot of gals really want to focus on skin care this year, which got me thinking that 1) I’m not the only one! And, 2) I need to update my spring skin care wish list. 🙂
Not to toot my own horn…but I think I’m pretty good about taking off my makeup every night, then washing my face and moisturizing, but as far as my overall skin care diligence, I could do much, much better, like when it comes to exfoliating and using (*GULP*) sunscreen, and diligently using anti-aging serums.
I know, I know! — I used to be a sunscreen zealot, but somewhere between Exhausted Ave. and Sleepless Blvd. I fell off the wagon (there was a loud thump!), so I want to get back on it.
Unfortunately, one of the side effects of that is spending hours reading about skin care online and chatting with other gals about skin care products they like, and then compiling a new skin care “wish list.”
Yes, I realize that Christmas just passed, and a list this length is all sorts of ridiculous, but this is how I amuse myself. 🙂
My skin care wish list is ever growing (these are for the Spring Santa!). It currently contains mostly anti-aging products (toners and treatments), but there are also some moisturizers, cleansers and sunscreens on it.
Dear Spring Santa,
Here’s the edited, pared-down version…
The anti-aging products, i.e. the toners and treatments
- Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid ($29)
This salicylic acid toner is at the top of my list. I know so many gals who swear by it for general anti-aging, and for evening their skin tone and clearing blocked pores. My skin does well with BHAs, so l’d really like to try it. I just found out that Nordstrom sells the line, and they do have that generous return policy…
- Biologique Recherche P50 1970 Lotion ($62)
This cult classic toner was my Christmas present to myself, but it hasn’t officially arrived yet. I ordered it from Rescue Spa, and now I’m waiting with baited breath!
- Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Super Booster ($49)
I’m still looking for a less expensive alternative to SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, which is a vitamin C serum I love…but it’s $165!
I’ve heard good things about Resist C15 and hope to try it, but I need to finish a bottle of Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum first.
- DHC CoQ10 Lotion ($47)
They call this a lotion, but it’s really a toner. It’s filled with compounds for 30+ skin, like alpha AHAs, Coenzyme Q10, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, and I’ve heard good things about it..
- Prescription Retin-A (price varies)
I’ve had prescriptions to products containing different levels of Retin-A over the years, but I always stopped and started and stopped using them because I couldn’t handle the peeling.
Well, I’ve decided that I want to try them again this year, and I’m just gonna power through it.
- Obagi Nu Derm (price varies)
This multi-step hyperpigmentation and anti-aging treatment is available from dermatologists. I had a friend who used it years ago, and it completely evened out her skin tone and transformed her skin — seriously, she looked like she had baby skin! I’ve been wanting to try it for a while, but it’s expensive.
It’s hard to nail down an exact price online, but it seems to be in the $300-400 range (!). So this is a long-term maybe/possibly want.
- DHC Deep Cleansing Oil ($28)
I’ve gone through a couple bottles of this because it just works.
When I put in an order for the CoQ10 lotion, I’m also grabbing a new bottle of this to use first as a cleanser.
- Korres Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser ($26)
This is supposed to be great for dry skin, and with all of the agro acids I plan to use, I think it’ll add a welcome surge of moisture to my face.
Gonna use this as a second cleanse at night.
- BELIF The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb ($38)
According to the Interwebz…this is also excellent for dry skin.
- Sunday Riley Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil ($90)
This also gets great reviews online, but I kinda want it mostly because I think the bottle’s pretty.
I probably won’t end up getting this right away, so it’s more of a someday/maybe want.
- Jan Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 ($51)
I’m currently using a physical sunscreen (Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30), and I like it…but I want a sunscreen that has more anti-aging bells and whistles.
This one by Jan Marini caught my eye because it has antioxidant green tea extract (which my skin seems to like) and CoQ10. I just hope it doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin.
What’s currently on your skin care wish list? LET IT ALL OUT, GIRL.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,