My New Happy: My Fave Skin Care Products

Monday, March 12, 2018

My Fave Skin Care Products

Happy Monday, friends!  Hope you had a great weekend.  Today I'm linking up with The Blended Blog to talk about skin care.  I wrote this post last year, and since I'm a creature of habit and nothing has really changed, I'm sharing it again today.


I've got pretty good skin, especially for my age.  So says the dermatologist, who claims it mostly comes from inheriting "elastic" skin, whatever that means.  I've also been religious about using a moisturizer with sunscreen since my early teens.

Regardless of how old you are, or the health of your skin, it's important to take care of it every day.  Having said that, I hate spending a lot of time on my beauty routine. Luckily, these five favorite skin care products only add a few extra minutes:  


1.  Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser.  Back in my retail buying days, I got lots of insider tips from beauty product reps. One of them told me not to spend a ton of money on a cleanser, since it only stays on your face for seconds. Cetaphil leaves my skin feeling fresh and never dry, and a $6.00, 8 ounce bottle lasts forever.

2.  Vitamin C Serum.  This is a relatively new addition to my skin care routine, but I love it. Vitamin C does so many wonderful things for your face, from stimulating new collagen to reducing fine lines and wrinkles.  Plus, it just feels good when you put it on, after cleansing and before moisturizing.  Courtney at Intentionalish.com recently shared a DIY Vitamin C Serum recipe, which looks interesting, especially if you have more patience than I do.

3.  L'Oreal Revitalift Triple Power Day/Night Moisturizer.  "Beauty product rep" insider tip number two:  Lancome and L'Oreal are made by the same company, and many of their products have identical ingredients.  The only difference - the price. This lightweight cream helps firm and lift my skin, and I use it in the morning and before bed. The only drawback is that this moisturizer doesn't have sunscreen.  Bonus product:  Supergoop CC Cream, with an SPF 35.  I use this as my foundation and it's perfect.



4.  Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye.  I use this cream at night after I've washed my face and applied moisturizer. This concentrate contains essential oils and botanicals to reduce puffiness and diminish fine lines and wrinkles around the sensitive eye area.  I've been using it for over a year, and definitely see a reduction in fine lines.

5.  Ren Clean Skincare 1 Minute Facial.  Every three days, I use this facial to exfoliate and refresh my skin.  I swear, it gives instant results!  


My final insider tips:  always include your neck when taking care of your face as it's one of the first areas to show aging.  And try to wash your face every night, to remove makeup and dirt from the day.  I shoot for at least five nights a week, and call it good.  Most of the time I use cleansing towelettes - they easily get the job done.

UPDATE:  I'm still using all these products, although I've also discovered facial masks and I love them, even if I look like an alien and scare my husband whenever I put one on.  This tinted moisturizer is a new favorite, and I swap it out with my Supergoop a few days a week.  It's light and covers really easily, plus it has hyaluronic acid, a definite plus at my age.


Head over to The Blended Blog and link up your skincare secrets, and be sure to come back next Monday when it's all about the hair!


36 comments:

  1. I have been using Cetaphil for years as a cleanser, like literally 20+ and I love it so much!! I have been using Boots No7 but I need to add back in the Revitalift cream, it has always been a fav too. Yes to Hyaluronic acid, heard so much good about it, I once had a Vitamin C serum with it in it and really should be using it again. I don't use a lot of face products but must love the ones I do and these are great! No wonder you look so young!

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    1. Well thank you! I always wore sunscreen, but the older I get the better care I take of my face overall.

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  2. My daughter's Dermi recommended Cetaphil. It's a great product! I've used it ,too, but I like to switch up from time to time.

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    1. Once I find something I'm terrible about switching it up. But I think it's better for your face to try new things!

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  3. I'm glad to see you're all over the place with different brands too, Lana!! It's amazing how important we consider our skin as we get older...
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  4. I agree Lana, no need to spend a lot on a cleanser - I love Cetaphil and Cera Ve - right now I'm using the Walmart brand but I'm switching back - it's a little to watery. I love Revitalift and Vitamin C serum. You have lovely skin and how nice that your derm told you that - mine told me my skin is crepey - ha!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Thank you Kellyann! Your skin does not look crepey at all - you always look beautiful!

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  5. I love that you were a rep. How fun. I had heard in the past that Lancome and Loreal were owned by the same company so I've always tried to keep that in mine. Until my switch to R&F a few years back I used Cetaphil for years and years. My derm said the same thing. Pretty amazing so many dermatologists recommend that. Must me good. Have a great week Lana!!!

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    1. You too Lisa! My cousin sells R&F so I should probably give some of their skin products a try. I've heard such good things.

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  6. I am not familiar with the Ren facial product. Thanks for the tips

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    1. I wasn't either, but it works really well!

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  7. I just love Cetaphil! I even use it with my Clarisonic! I was using Vitamin C on my skin, but ran out and stopped using it. You've encouraged me to start again. I have that Revitalift, I received it from Influenster for free. :)

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. I think the Vitamin C is my favorite. And I need to charge my clarisonic and start using it again!

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  8. My Mom used Cetaphil and loves it, I might just give it a try. I’m all about my Vitamin C Serum, it doesn’t amazing things to my skin. I have a few expensive eye creams but I have yet to use them. I don’t really need it yet but it’s never to early to start preventive care :) I hope you have a great week Lana

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    1. I forget my eye cream sometimes, and it's probably the thing I need the most! Cetaphil really is a great product. Hope your week is great too!

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  9. My dermatologist told me Cetephil was the way to go. I have super sensitive and acene prone skin so I find it difficult to find the "right" products. I am really interested in trying out the 1 min. Facial you mentioned. Thanks.

    Bosbodaciousblog.blogspot.ca

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    1. The one minute facial is really good! And I think Cetaphil works for everyone.

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  10. I might need to test out Cetaphil. I mean, what do I have to lose? $6? Ha

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  11. The cleanser in NuSkin is much like Cataphil, and fairly inexpensive as well. It was such fun reading about everyone's skin care routine/regime. Happy new week!

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    1. It is fun - I love learning about new products!

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  12. I just need to do what you do because you're skin looks amazing. I use that L'Oreal Revitalift cream too. Although I find I can't use during the day as it makes me too greasy.

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    1. Aww, thanks. I think it's mostly from wearing sunscreen every day.

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  13. We have a lot in common! Cassidy got me hooked on Cetaphil, and I got him hooked on Vitamin C serum.
    My face is weird so I mostly only use Egyptian Magic on it. So good! And some nice sunscreen.

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    1. We definitely have so much in common. You're like my younger sister :)! I've never heard of Egyptian Magic but it sounds interesting!

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  14. Thanks for the tip on L'Oreal. I wish I could use the Kiehls eye cream but the fragrance makes me tear-up. It smells so good, though.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  15. I appreciate your tips about cleanser and the reminder about L'Oreal and Lancome.

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