I seem to have good skin. I’ve never really thought so, but I always get compliments on it, especially when my age comes up 😉 And then, I’m inevitably asked what products I use. Recently, I really credit Josie Maran’s Argan Oil with giving my skin a nice healthy glow and keeping it supple, but for many many years, I’ve been a Kiehl’s addict. Below are some of the things I’m currently using – let me know if you have any other suggestions or things you love. I LOVE skincare recommendations – buying new products ALWAYS makes me nervous – that’s why I’ve stuck with Kiehl’s for so long.
Only recently (in the last year) I’ve started to notice dark spots on my face – mostly around my eyes – and some discoloration. I’m assuming that’s a result of sun damage and also a lovely side effect of getting older 😉 but I don’t like it. About three months ago, I bought “Even better clinical” by Clinique and used it religiously (twice a day), but now I’m trying something new. I did notice that it lightened my skin tone all over, but didn’t seem to do much for my splotches.
Yesterday, I picked this up at Sephora:
And hopefully it will be a little more potent against my dark spots; we’ll see. Have you tried it? What did you think?
I also placed an order with Kiehl’s this AM – it’s time for me to replenish my basics:
I’ve been using this Abyssine lotion for years, and I love it. It lasts forever, and goes on perfectly. My skin is not very dry, but it’s not oily; the Abyssine lotion is thin enough that it doesn’t feel heavy at all, but it’s also so moisturizing that it feels like you’ve slathered on a thick cream. If that makes sense 😉 Since I’ve started using Josie Maran’s Argan Oil, I only use this in the morning.
I’ve been using this mineral mascara for about a year now. Before, I used Blinc’s “tube” mascara, which I also loved, but this is a bit cheaper, and paraben-free. I loved the Blinc mascara partly because it was so easy to take off, but performance-wise, I think it’s about the same as the Kiehl’s…
I. Love. This. Conditioner. I haven’t used it in a while because I’ve been trying to use regular drugstore brands and ween myself off of high-end beauty products, but I’ve missed it. I love that you can leave it in or rinse it out (so I don’t have to worry if I don’t get it all rinsed out, which is a PAIN with my thick long hair right now). And I never have tangles with this. Back about 10 years ago – the last time I had long hair – Kiehl’s used to have a spray-on detangler/conditioner that I was absolutely addicted to. They’ve discontinued it for this time around…
I also use Josie Maran’s Argan Oil hair serum, but not very often recently since I’ve been using a leave-in conditioner (I felt like the combination would be too heavy on my hair). I can’t tell if it’s doing much, but I never style my hair, I just let it air dry. Maybe in combo with a flat iron my hair would look more shiny…
Oh, I almost forgot to add the new cleanser I’m using by Caudalie. It’s WONDERFUL.
So…do tell!! What are your favorite skin care products?