November 12, 2008
Hey, thanks for the great info on your eye creams, LilSis! Too bad my skin is so different from yours because I’d ask you for good advice on my daytime moisturizer too! I just finished up a bottle of the serum recommended by my trusty dermatologist, and I’m not really feeling a repurchase of it coming on. I liked it ok, but it seemed to make my skin a bit tacky and I’d be shiny about an hour after applying my makeup. That effect was worsened when I applied the dab of sunscreen that I’m supposed to wear on top of the serum every day. I really think it’s best for skin a little bit drier than mine. And most skin is drier than mine! But that’s ok, they say drier skin wrinkles easier, don’t they? What I used is the SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic.
I’ve heard there is a new breakthrough SkinCeuticals product out that is more suited to oilier skins, and I believe it’s the Phloretin CF ($150).
The CE Ferulic was $135 (gulp) so I’m not keen on buying it again since I didn’t love it, but I need some serious evidence before I plunk down $150 on this new product. The challenge is that almost every reasonably-priced moisturizer breaks me out, so that’s money down the drain. It makes more sense to buy something that’s going to work instead of trying this and that random drugstore brand, and then having to try to return it, or adding it to your pile of deserted products in the bathroom cabinet.
Thankfully, my nighttime product is a no-brainer. Every night after cleansing, I let my skin get completely dry, and then apply a pea-size blob of Tazorac. It’s a prescription retinoid that was prescribed by my dermatologist. My insurance won’t cover it (snarl snarl) and the tube is about $125. Thankfully it lasts a LONG time, and it’s worth it! It’s marketed as an acne product, but in reality it does more than that for me. My experience is that it causes turnover of the skin cells, so my skin is much smoother than it used to be pre-Tazorac, and I think it also tightens and smooths wrinkles somewhat. That’s just my opinion though – consult your dermie!
That’s my moisturizer story, LilSis. Now tell me; what works for you? Inquiring minds want to know!