Monday, December 3, 2012

Skin Care Update

Sorry...this is WAY overdue...but better late than never, right??? 
Here's an update on the skin care products I've been using since August (initial post here).  

My Product Report Card!   

Cleanser:  Cetaphil Gentle Daily Cleanser.  Love this. It's a best-seller for a reason. Perfect for sensitive skin and does not over-dry. I like to apply it to a dry face so it can also work as an eye make-up remover.  Grade = B+

Moisturizers:  Olay Complete Broad Spectrum SPF 15 for Sensitive Skin and Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Sun Damage lotion .  The Olay lotion wins by a landslide.  While I like the scent of the Garnier lotion, that's about it.  For me, it's very thick and sticky.  It almost leaves a film on my face thus making applying foundation impossible.  Olay gets an B.  Garnier gets a D.

Blemish Treatment: Clean & Clear Persa Gel 10.  This works fine...but I haven't been using it a ton.  Not because I'm not breaking out (which I am) but because I stole a Retin A sample from my husband and have been using that instead.  Now that I'll give an A!

Eye Treatment: Garnier Ultra Anti-Wrinkle Eye Roller (with Retinol).  This is my second favorite product out of the bunch...and once it's empty, I'll repurchase.  Since I've been using it more as a preventative thing, I can't say I've seen a huge difference in small lines.  However, I can tell you it's de-puffing effect is worth it's weight alone. Grade = A!

Scrub: Neutrogena Naturals Daily Scrub.  This scrub is my favorite purchase of the group.  I like scrubs that are more sand-like than bead-like, so this is perfect for me.  And it smells aaaamazing!  A+

Night Cream:  Olay Regenerist Mcro Scuplt Cream.  This is a toss-up. Have I noticed a difference using it? No.  Is it making a difference that I just can't see yet?  Maybe??? Overall, I'd say it's just "fine."  It's fairly expensive, so next time I'll probably save a few bucks and buy the CVS brand instead.  Overall grade = C.

Eye Treatment: Margot A&K Eye Cream.  I used this maybe 3 times after I did the initial post.  I just can't get in the groove of using an eye cream before bed.  I'm lucky if I remember to use my face cream!  So I can't really fairly grade one.  Sorry!

Other new stuff I'm using...

This might be the answer to all my prayers...but send me into bankruptcy   This is Bobbi Brown's Intensive Skin Supplement.  I received it as a free sample along with a purchase.  It's supposed to improve skin's appearance (brighten), smooth and firm....and so far, it does! It's sooo awesome but equally expensive.  It's a whopping $67 for just 1 ounce! Ugh!

My sister turned me onto this brand when I interviewed her for a Friday Q&A.  I had a gift certificate to Sephora so thought I would give it a shot.  I purchased the Korres Pomegranate Toner and Mattifying Treatment and I really like both of them!  The toner is super refreshing and I like the super clean feeling it gives.  And I do feel like it's tightening my pores. The mattifying treatment is probably the best I've used to-date (sorry Laura Mercier).  Using them both together help make a great base for makeup application.

I received this product in my October "Goop" Birchbox.  It's the Jouer Lip Enhancer Conditioning Lip Treatment.  I use this every morning and I love it!!! I wish I had another one to keep at my office desk. If you read the reviews, a lot of people actually noticed a difference in their lip "plumpness" but I love it because it's extra hydrating.  Perfect for these winter months when we can experience those dreaded chapped lips...


  1. I love cetaphil! I've been using it since I was in grade school!

  2. It's the best! Wish I would have started using it years ago!

  3. Have you tried aveeno moisturizer? It is my favorite beauty item. It has SPF in it too.


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