November 13, 2008
Thanks, BigSis! I wonder if I should ask my dermi about that Tazorac? Do you have to stay completely out of the sun if you are using that product? If so, that would leave me out. Remember when everyone went crazy over “The Stretch Mark Cream turned Anti-Wrinkle Phenomenon”, StriVectin? Of course, I had to try it. I remember going to my dermatologist during that time and I got quite the lecture for using that product and exposing my face to the sun. I stopped using it immediately.
- Right now, I’m using Origins Night-A-Mins before bedtime. We are having very dry weather here and my skin feels really dry. This is a pretty rich night time cream, but I love it. It smells really nice, goes on really well and doesn’t make me break out. It’s $33.50 for the jar, but I’ve had mine so long that they’ve actually redesigned the jar since I bought it last. I tried the Night-A-Mins eye cream, but it was way too thick and heavy for my eyes. (We’ve had the discussion about the puffy eye syndrome.)
- When my skin is feeling dry, like it is now, I use the Chanel Hydramax + Active Serum first thing in the morning.
I really love this product! I first tried it after receiving a sample from the Chanel counter. I was leaving on a trip soon and the saleswoman told me how much she liked to use it before a flight. It really does feel like it helps to keep your skin hydrated. I fell in love with it instantly! Last time I ran out, it took me several months to replace it and I really missed it! The bottle retails for $75.00 for one ounce. Again, it’s worth every penny to me.
- After several years of using this product as my every day moisturizer, I’m still very happy with Chanel Rectifiance Intense Retexturizing Line Correcting Fluid.
This moisturizer also has a SPF of 15, whereas a lot of moisturizers don’t contain any sun protection. I usually buy it at Macy’s for $96.00 for 1.7 ounces. For some reason this particular product isn’t available on the Chanel website. I found it on sale for $78.72 on scentmonkey.com.
- This isn’t a moisturizer, but it’s the last step in my daily skin care regimen, so I thought I would end with this product. I’ve used Prescriptives Traceless for several years now and have never felt the need to even try anything new.
Prescriptives Traceless has a smooth, undetectable finish, yet covers just enough for me. I’ve never liked a heavy foundation. It also has a SPF of 8 for just a little added sun protection. This is so natural looking, most people don’t even realize that you have on a foundation. It retails for $32.50 for one ounce.
Whew! That sums up my daily moisturizing routine, with the exception of an occasional hydrating mask. BigSis, you want to share your favorite masks and/or scrubs?