Hi Colleen here!
I have always been a skincare junkie. Always trying new and different products since I was in my 20’s. Now that I am in my 40’s (ok, full disclosure, I am 47), I find It even more important to really find the products that work for my concerns. My biggest concerns are to fight the fine lines that are trying so hard to show themselves and trying to keep my skin moisturized. Oh, and then trying to not look soooooo tired all the time!
I have recently come full circle with my daily skincare products. The main product line I am using now I first used in my 20’s when I started to really take care of my skin. (BTW, you are never too young or too old to start taking care of your skin).
So, here are the products I am using currently in my fight against aging! The Philosophy brand is my go to. I love how my skin looks and feels after, as well as the scents they use. The scents make you feel like you are in a spa!
My Step 1: Cleanse with Purity by Philosophy
I If said that I wash my face every night, that would not be the truth, but I do most nights. There are those nights I am way too tired to do much of anything let alone go through my skin care route….
Purity is a very gentle cleanser with an amazing scent. You use a very small amount and with a drop of water message all over your face and neck. It will not foam up, but will melt away the make up (as they say). Then rinse.
Here is the link to the 32 oz bottle I use, it literally lasts at least 6 months! This is the best deal I could find on this size as of today.
My Step 2: Apply Serum with When Hope Is Not Enough by Philosophy (I swear that’s the name). The tag line I love “May we grow beautiful as we grow wise”
All of these products have these inspirational quotes that help you get your mornings going.
This serum is a bit heavier than another have used but it leaves your skin feeling so smooth. They recommend you use 4-5 drops, but I find you only need 3 drops and apply all over your face and neck. It is so important to treat your neck, especially as we get older, within every step of your routine.
This step tends to be a bit of a slurge but here is the best deal I could find on the 4 oz bottle and the 1oz bottle. Honestly, as long as you use a really good moisturizer you can probably skip this step.
My Step 3: apply Moisturizer with Renewed Hope In A Jar
“Live with optimism, renew with hope”
I only use a very small amount with this as well (see pic above) and apply all over face and neck. This moisturizer is not greasy in any way, simply absorbs right into the skin. Your skin will look refreshed, rosy, and youthful, I swear. I love love this stuff!
Currently best deal on 4 oz jar and 2 oz jar. Please note that the 4 oz jar will last about 6 months.
My Step 4: Finally apply Eye Cream with Dew It All by Farmacy
SUPER important for me! This is where I am seeing those pesky lines the most! This product was introduced to me through the FabFitFun box (will show you all in an up coming blog) for fall. I love it. Not greasy and just absorbs right into the skin. Again, just a small amount and dab around your eyes, all around. Don’t not rub, just dab.
It is a small jar at only 0.5 oz but you use so little that it last a few months. Best deal here!
Items I use only once a week:
1st: Renewed Hope In A Jar Peeling Mousse
This product is recommended to use 2-3 times per week, but I only use it once per week. After you cleanse, you squeeze out the product the size of a quarter and message all over face and neck. Please avoid your eyes! It will start to roll off all the dead skin cells and cleans out your pours. This is amazing or gross (see pic). Continue this process for about 1 minute and then rinse. You skin will be refreshed and ready to receive moisturizer. This is my favorite step of the week!
The 2.5 oz tube is linked here. You will be amazed by what comes off your face!
2nd: Blaq Eye Mask
Though these look and feel slimy they are AMAZING! I use them as needed when I have major dark circles and puffiness around my eyes. You put them on each eye for about 10-15 minutes. Remove. And rinse. I use them in the morning, but you can use them whenever you need it.
The pack of 5 sets is linked here!
Like I have said before, what works me may not work for you. Plus you may only want to try one of the steps, which is totally fine. Everyone is different and has different needs for their skin. But what I do know is that it is very important to do something to care for your skin and it is never too early. Plus it’s fun to try all the different products out there!
Oh! Let me introduce you to my amateur photographer! Both makeup free!!
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