Eileen Fisher Organic Cotton jeans (size 4)
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Rag & Bone Roman cardigan (small) | up to 25% off at Shopbop
Women by Common Projects Achilles sneakers
I paid for two-day shipping for my Shopbop order so I received everything on Wednesday. This Rag & Bone cardigan is a major hit; I love it, even though it is quite a bit of color (see the close up photo below for more detail!). It’s not super-lightweight, so it won’t be great for summer, but it’s a good spring layer, and will be nice for traveling.
The James Perse tee shirt I got from Shopbop is AMAZING. Seriously, you guys are probably so tired of my signing the praises of James Perse tees, but this one is so good. SO GOOD. It is sold out now at Shopbop, but available in quite a few colors at Nordstrom. I literally want to buy 5 of these white tees so I always have one, but I won’t. Ugh. Now I’m almost afraid to wear it for fear of ruining it. For my body type/size, James Perse tees are always the perfect fit; the right length, the right width, the right everything. I wear a size 1 in short sleeve tees and most of the time wear size 2 in long sleeve tees to fit my upper arms.
I sent back the James Perse leggings, they were just all wrong; a very weird fit and I didn’t like the material. I want a pair of leggings like the HELMUT by Helmut Lang leggings I had many years ago – they were substantial and thick, mostly cotton, and held everything in. I kept the Melissa X Baja East beach slides and sent back the black sandals because the straps didn’t hug the top of my feet well enough and I wasn’t crazy about them on.
Did anyone else get their Shopbop order this week? What did you get? FYI, the code ends tomorrow: GOBIG18 for 25% off orders over $800, 15% off orders over $200 and 20% off orders over $500.
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I also bought the Alabama Chanin X Elizabeth Suzann Marlena midi in ochre, size medium, AND I used my Garmentory credits to buy this Ozma smock jacket in linen (size small), which should arrive next week. I went with the jacket (in white!) instead of the linen dress I had in my cart because I really wasn’t that excited about the linen dress, and I love anytime I can find a layer with an optional waist tie. I don’t have any more LSJ’s (light spring jackets) because they were too big for me, and not the right shapes overall. Lately I prefer straighter jacket styles, and love the option to tie them at the waist for some definition.
Yeah, so a very big week for purchases. Ugh. And that’s not all…
Kjaer Weis Foundation in Like Porcelain
Kjaer Weis Eyeshadow in Earthly Calm (already owned this)
Kari Gran lip whip in Radiant (I already owned this)
She used Kjaer Weis Blush in Embrace but I didn’t buy that
Kypris Antioxidant Glow
Tata Harper Illuminating Moisturizer (didn’t buy this but got a sample)
If you saw my Instagram last night, you know that I visited the new Credo beauty store that opened up here recently. I went to look at things, and maybe get some samples, to see what I wanted to buy later, but left with the Kjaer Weis foundation and Kypris antioxidant glos. And lots of samples.
My skincare/makeup woes:
I am 45. Lately, my routine is super-simple; I just use rosehip oil day and night, a little RMS product for “color” on my face, and that’s pretty much it. In the past, I’ve used many more products, including Vitamin C serum and thought that really helped brighten my skin and balance out some of the redness, but haven’t used anything in months. I use Thayer’s Witch hazel with a cotton pad to “tone” and/or make sure any makeup I was wearing is completely gone.
Now, I’ve noticed lots more white raised dots on my face (they start with an M, but I forget what they’re called) that the aesthetician at Credo said were oil glands turned inside out? You can extract them, but she also suggested that I might not want to use so much rosehip oil and/or coconut oil products on my face. I’ve only noticed so many more of these pop up in the last month or so, during which I’ve been wearing my RMS un cover-up and living luminizer almost daily. It makes sense to me that those items might be contributing to those, but it could be other things: age, etc.
My skin is also rather dry and nothing much seems to help. And when I use the RMS uncover up, on my cheeks, it looks dry on my skin. Which is why I went to Credo in the first place, to look at the KW foundation, and anything else I might find to help with a little coverage, and dryness.
Since I know a lot of you know a lot about skincare/makeup, I have some questions.
I use witch hazel after cleansing, do I need a different/separate toner? She used the Tata Harper toner on me, and yeah, it smelled nice, but is it worth the price differential??
Do you guys get facials regularly? or semi-regularly? Do they make a difference? She didn’t suggest a facial, just a brightening peel add-on to start with, for those things-that-start-with-m on my face.
What about a mask? Do you mask? how often?
Exfoliate? How often? I do not exfoliate (beyond shaving my face), but of course, she suggested that I do that and gave me a sample of Tata Harper cleanser that is also exfoliating to try 2 or 3 times a week. I’m going to stop using all my products with coconut oil in them, and stop using my rosehip oil for a while and see what happens.
I am so wary of going into places and the people who work there telling me what I should do, because yeah, I know they’re also trying to sell me things. I’m not completely ignorant about green skincare, but it’s all so overwhelming that I’ve just stopped trying to figure out what I need for MY skin care needs and just use whatever seems to work.
Thanks for any suggestions/help you can provide 🙂
Started reading Sapiens and it is SO Good.
Enjoying the sunshine!!!!!
White raised dots could be milia, which are tiny little cysts, or sebaceous hyperplasia, which are prominent oil glands (probably what your aesthetician was trying to explain). Sebaceous hyperplasia can have more of a yellow color than milia which are most always pale white/tan. Milia are easily lanced/drained but hyperplastic sebaceous glands need to be physically destroyed by cautery or liquid nitrogen or whatever. Both should be done by a dermatologist. 🙂
Grechen Reiter says
yes, that’s the word!! she explained well, i probably just didn’t process all that well LOL
are you going to yell at me if i tell you i don’t have a dermatologist?? *hides*
i know i need one….
I can’t speak to a lot of the questions but I will say, I use a korean spa style viscose mitt to exfoliate when I shower. It really helps the topmost dead layer of skin on it’s journey off my face, minimizing flakiness and icky buildup. Could be something worth looking into. Chemical peels scare me and seem a little drastic, whereas the abrasion from the mitt can be as gentle as necessary.
I love the sweater on you!
Is the witch hazel you use alcohol free? Alcohol free witch hazel can be ordered from Amazon, that’s what I use and it isn’t drying at all.
I’d recommend a mild chemical exfoliating pad like the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads (very mild, can use every day), or the Jack Black Power Peel Multi-Acid Resurfacing Pads (bit more intense, maybe better to use every other day).
Grechen Reiter says
yes, the thayer’s is alcohol free
Grechen Reiter says
Grechen Reiter says
can this mitt be purchased on amazon? 😉
Grechen, I LOVE that sweater. It’s so beautiful and I think the pink is very subtle. You look gorgeous.
I sometimes get milia (those little tiny white pimples) when a product doesn’t react well with my skin. They will go away on their own, but it takes a while. I really like RMS products, but the coconut oil causes issues for a lot of people. The cheek tint is my favorite.
I see a dermatologist, a young woman with beautiful skin, and she never recommends more than washing with a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil and moisturizing with a basic moisturizer. She doesn’t sell products and even said no when I asked about using the Clarisonic several years ago, so I get confused when I read about dermatologists recommending products and procedures. As much as I love trying new products, I have come to realize that a basic cleanser and moisturizer are all we truly need. You can add in serums, scrubs, and peels for fun, but deep down, I really believe all this stuff is just extra. I like to use skincare as a way to relax and it’s fun to play with pretty bottles, but a lot of it is just marketing products that may or may not work. 😛 Did you read that Outline article about the Skincare Con earlier this year?
I like to use a gentle mask once a week and chill out while it sets, but things like chemical exfoliation and peels scare me. I’ve never had a professional facial, either, and I’d be too worried about possible reactions to try one. Just my two cents. I use Thayers as a light toner after washing, too, and add a serum under my moisturizer, but that’s about it. As I’ve gotten older, I realize that moisture is the key for my skin.
Coconut oil has a cosmedogenic rating of four, so it is likely causing the skin issues. I had the same problem because so many of the green cosmetics use it as a base for their products. Rose hips seed oil has a two rating. I use this also but limit myself to two or three times a week. Often skin is more dehydrated in the winter and I find a rose spray helps with this problem (Mario Badescu has a cheapish one and Chantecaille is more pricey, but it’s good too. Kept in the fridge, these are awesome in the midst of summer!).
I echo an above comment in that every dermatologist I’ve seen has always recommend a basic wash and moisturizer—telling me that we confuse the skin and cause problems when we over do it with exfoliating and products.
LOVE the sweater on you. ?
Diane Pedersen says
The RMS products caused me to break out as well. If you are feeling dry , I would not use witch hazel. I use a hydrosol for my toner. I also mask twice a week, one for detox and one for moisture. Message me if you want product recommendations.
Hi Grechen, long time reader here. If you see more of these bumps show up more recently after the RMS products, it could be the coconut oil in them. Kjaer Weis also uses coconut oil in their formulations, so test it out for a period and see how your skin reacts. Some people react to coconut oil, and some don’t, so it’s a matter of trial and error to see what works for your skin.
I too, don’t have a dermatologist. My routine is super simple as well. I wipe off makeup in the evenings with those makeup wipe cloths (whatever is cheaper when I go to Target), then follow up with 1:1 ratio of garbanzo bean powder + bentonite clay powder mixed in water to “wash” my face. I’m in my late 30s and my mom’s in her 60s and we both saw brightening and just improved general “even-ness” of our skin tone. Then I use the alcohol-free Thayer witchhazel toner and follow up with whatever serum is on-hand and then a hyaluronic moisturizer and a Hurraw lipbalm. In the mornings, the same powder cleanser and toner, moisturizer and SPF. If i feel fancier I’ll put on some foundation and cheek color.
Since you mentioned you have dry skin, I would also recommend trying Vapour Organic Beauty Atmosphere Soft Focus Foundation. I have oily T-zones and found it too moisturizing for me, but it may work for someone with drier skin. What I found that worked best for my skin (and staying away from coconut oil formulations), was Sappho’s Essential Liquid foundation. They have an aloe-based formulation that my skin just loves.
I have had really good luck with products from The Ordinary, my skin has never looked better, honestly. As a bonus, they are all quite reasonably priced. I also cannot tolerate too much coconut oil or coconut oil product on my face because I get bumps. I am also prone to redness and dermatitis, neither of which I have had much trouble with since switching to using pure rosehip seed oil and marula oil on my face (both available at a bargain price from The Ordinary), sometimes with some Embryolisse moisturizer to dull out the shine or as a makeup primer. I have also started using The Ordinary’s Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution and really like it. The other skincare product I really enjoy using at night before bed is the Egyptian Magic balm. In case it wasn’t obvious already, I have very dry and sensitive skin!
I love that Tata Harper regenerating cleanser. I use it a few times a week. Once a week I will rub the cleanser on and then (without rinsing) put the resurfacing mask on top and leave both on for ten minutes or so. It makes my skin glow and feel so soft!
I use a Japanese one, and I love it (I bought my boyfriend one, too), and it is very much available on Amazon, and very cheap: http://a.co/6EOtQLQ (Salux Japanese Beauty Cloth)
Sali Hughes, who does a weekly beauty columnn for the Guardian, has had good advice re milia in the past, I think. And, in general, she’s the one beauty writer (alongside Caroline Hirons) who I really trust. They’re both UK based, so occasionally some products aren’t as available here, but mostly not an issue. I like Sali, especially, because she’s in her early 40s so has always has advice that seems relevant to my age (unlike so many sites), and her post on people (well, mostly men) who complain about skincare/makeup remains one of my favorite things on the internet:
Grechen, for size reference are you able to wear the Rag & Bone cardigan buttoned up? It looks like a nice oversized fit in the photos, just want to be sure in case I order…
I get facials during the summer months. I love how the aesthetician really deep cleans my pores. It’s something I cannot duplicate at home. I spend a lot of time outdoors when the weather warms up, so I am constantly slathering on sunscreen (on top of the SPF moisturizer and tint I use under normal circumstances) and I think that contributes to clogged pores. For me, anyhow. I also do micro needling (Derma Pen) and occasionally more harsh treatments (lasers), but only once or twice during the winter months when it’s easier to stay out of the sun and my skin can heal quickly. Derma Pen is my favorite because the results are immediate and other than being red for an hour or so, then a little dry for a few days after the treatment, there is almost no recovery. It’s like a magic blur tool for fine lines. I know some people buy home versions of the micro needle stamper but I think that’s risky.
You bet it can. Next time you’re in ATL you should schedule a day at JeJu in gwinnett and get one of the ladies to do a body scrub on you. They do these mitts ALL OVER. Dead skin EVERYWHERE. Disgusting but weirdly rewarding.
I’m sure there’s a korean spa somewhere in Dallas for you too!
I don’t follow a green skincare routine, but I do love skincare! I see the dermatologist once a year for a skin check, she also prescribes retinA for me which I use 3-4 times a week in the summer and 1-2 times in the winter – I noticed last year for the first time my skin started getting dry patches in the winter so I switched things up some (I turn 45 in two months, so, things change, I guess 😉 This winter I started using an oil with spf (day) and oil (night) instead of the regular moisturizers (with/without spf) I use the rest of the year and my skin hasn’t been as dry (not coconut oil!) I do a mask on Sundays (before my epsom salts bath 😉 usually clarifying in the summer but moisturizing or pore refining or…whatever looks good 😉 I bring sheet masks w/ serum for travel (NOT on an airplane, I’m not that person yet!) I’ve had many professional facials but it’s not something I need or want to do on a regular basis.
I started using Paula’s Choice skin perfecting 2%BHA liquid earlier this year too (half price deal on Amazon around the holidays I think) and I like it, but otherwise don’t use toners. (and after seeing a news segment on fakes on Amazon, I’m totally worried about buying skincare stuff there…)
Love the photos today!
I have oily skin that turns pink easily but otherwise is pretty much immune to ingredients. But my youngest sister has skin that sounds like yours. She really wanted to have a simple, very few ingredients routine, so tried just using coconut oil and witch hazel and possibly something else and it was a DISASTER. She ended up at the derm and she gave her a very simple routine for a while, and now she’s back to whatever she was using before, which seems to involve venom, and is very expensive (why she wanted a simpler, cheaper routine in the first place …)
I guess my point is that everyone’s skin is individual, and while seemingly simple routines maybe good for some people, they don’t necessarily work for everyone.
Forexample, I’ve realized over the years that my skin likes exfoliation of any kind and reacts badly to heavy moisturizers. As long as I exfoliate regularly and use a serum or oil to moisturize (rather than something heavy duty) my skin is fine, doesn’t break out and doesn’t flake. But some people, reading this, would be horrified because frequent exfoliation irritates their skin and they are lost without a nice solid moisturizer. Most people will do just fine by starting with the basics (gentle cleanser, gentle moisturizer) and perhaps adding on something for specific issues from there.
I would suggest you go to see a derm if you have ongoing skin issues that a reasonable, basic skin care routine doesn’t seem to help with.
That said, I dislike seeing the derm because I’ve only been to see one when I had a weird spot on my face. They removed it, it was nothing, but it left a scar and I’m still really annoyed! So I understand if that’s not where you want to start.
I also tend to have very dry skin, and while I haven’t experienced the milia, I have noticed that witch hazel – even the alcohol free kind – is just too rough for me. My skin is extremely sensitive so I don’t use any kind of toner. I was using rosehip oil for a while for a moisturizer, but it didn’t really last long enough and my skin would be dry by the end of the day (also I work in an office so it’s definitely more drying in here than being at home). I found that the lotion bars from Kosmatology work better for me – it’s a base of shea butter and candalila wax that melts into my skin more slowly and keeps it better moisturized throughout the day.
Sue Blaney says
Hi — i would suggest you find a dermatologist. milia cysts could be caused by lots of things irritating skin…witch hazel, daily shaving.
My suggestion is get to a derm for skin care. And professional help.
They can cut through all the marketing/selling issues and tell you best thing for your skin is healthy dient, washing daily sunscreen daily and moirturizing daily.
If you like shaving your face a dermatologist can guide you to an aethitician for “dermaplaning”…professionally done skin shaving…this can be better than facial masks, etc…lots of marketing hype and new flavor of the month…don’t fall into trap. My dad was a dermatologist and I managed Olay skin care brand for years. When I would ask him about the newest in skin care his reply was “the only thing that will do is seperate you from your wallet”. hope this helps.
Grechen Reiter says
Yes I can definitely button the sweater up but it looks snug on my hips that way. I personally didn’t want to go with the medium and have it be longer/wider. But I’m not sure I would consider this “oversized” really. But then again I still think I’m a medium and this sweater is a small …
Ditto on seeing a dermatologist. I spent the same amount on skin care that I did before I started seeing one but I was wasting less product and using something that was more effective. I need to start going again since I moved and also changed health plans. She also took care of some bothersome things that I didn’t know that could be taken care of (like removing the skin tags from neck or “old lady ornaments” as I fondly used to call them). Some items were also covered under my medical (but skin care wasn’t).
Most of the local Japanese born/raised in Hawaii use the Japanese washcloths (we even bring one while traveling). I don’t feel showered if I use a regular cloth washcloth. We can even buy them at our grocery stores or CVS. I don’t use it on my face though (a bit too abrasive for that) so I am intrigued by the mitt from Korea, will definitely go to one of the Korean markets this weekend and buy one.
G – if you google what she wrote, quite a few links come up including one from Vogue.
🙁 Vogue says avoid the face with the mitt.
Grechen Reiter says
oh yeah, my friends keep wanting to take me to one!! we have a couple here that people rave about.
Grechen Reiter says
i use those salux clothes on my body (i love them!!), but i feel like it would be WAY harsh on my face!!
thanks for the link/recommendations 🙂
Oh was this for face exfoliation?!? Sorry– yes, Salux only on the body (and even then, not on the decolletage.) That would hurt. Yikes.
Ive used lots of different products over the years but never really found any that make a huge difference. My skin fluctuate s from good to bad depending on weather, time of month (hormonal?) etc. The only thing that’s consistently helped me is the Clarisonic sonic facial brush . I find it really cleans my skin compared to me doing it manually. I use a gentle Philosophy cleanser with it but you can use any product. For breakouts, I find acne patches (any brand works but I use 3M Nexus ones) really helps. I’m a terrible picker and always scar my skin but putting a patch dressing over the spot overnight just dries it out right away.
The color of that cardigan is great on you, and it was nice to see a close-up picture. I sometimes wonder about the texture or details of items you’re wearing.
For green skin care, I can’t recommend Blissoma enough. Both the company and its products are amazing. It’s a small, female-owned, made in the U. S. company that works hard to contribute to its community. Its customer service is awesome, and they would definitely talk to you about ideas for your skin, if you were interested.
The products are also better than anything else I’ve ever tried. The owner of the company is very picky about what goes into them and committed to using high quality ingredients. I’ve been a loyal customer for a few years. My skin type is different than yours, so my favorite products might not work for you, but I’m sure they have something that would. You can buy small samples to try products, and if you’re interested, I also get a code from subscribing to their newsletter that can give you a discount.
Great color on you. Is that a v neck tee?
Thank you, happy Saturday
Grechen Reiter says
Thank you! No the tee is a crew neck but leans towards boat neck. And it’s stretched a little in the picture 🙂
I cannot recommend enough The Original. I am 43 and I have thrown out of the door everything else. I got to try the foundation serum in the soho store (at that low price you can order a couple fo colors to find the right one) it is better than my bobby brown for a match to my olive skin tone and I get compliments to look good even though I have lived on planes for a month. I also really like regimen of adding the AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution once a week and the Buffet daily before their Rosehip oil. Planning to try more products. This Deciem company (parent to the original) is disrupting the beauty market in the same way Everlane did for clothes.
I have also replaced my makeup with Thrive Causmetics. Not the same price point but what an awesome company: Best eyebrow pencil, eyeliner and dual color stick. Between these two companies, I have simplified my choices to two brands.
I’ll just pop in here too…it’s been a while! I have problem skin, but like you share a commitment to no animal testing, organic ingredients as much as I can. And my skin generally doesn’t like coconut oil. Generally I have a hard time telling if one of the products I use is making a difference or not, but I have really liked Indie Lee’s toner. It has hydraulic acid and did a lovely job of plumping my skin and removing any final traces of makeup. I also use her squalene oil underneath my Kjaer Weis foundation (which my skin likes). Indie Lee is comparatively reasonable, which is great. On exfoliation, I have used a clarisonic off and on for years and don’t like it. Probably the best gentle exfoliator I have tried is Tata Harper’s resurfacing mask. Highly recommend. I am currently using May Lindstrom. Her products are lovely and I love supporting her brand, but I can’t tell if they have made any positive difference (6 months in).
Another reason to see a dermatologist at least once a year is for a skin exam body map, especially if you have any moles. You’ve lived in a lot of sunny climates so it’s important to stay on top of any skin changes that could lead to skin cancer. It’s been a lifesaver for my husband!
I still stick to….and swear by….the “Dermatologists Trifecta” of 1) Antioxidant Serum a.m. (like your Kypris Antioxidant Serum – full of Vitamins A, C and E), 2) Exfoliation several times a week to start (whether chemical such as with glycolic peel pads or a gentle cleanser with a physical exfoliant like yourTata Harper Regenerating Cleanser), and 3) Use a retinol p.m. ONLY (I’d put my money on a prescription Retin A – they are miracle workers! You have to build up to daily use, but there are so many forms that are buffered with moisturizers that irritation can be minimized.) And of course, don’t forget your sunscreen with SPF 30.
I’ve followed this regimen for almost 3 decades, and “not to brag or anything,” but I have really good skin at age 57! My 31-yr old daughter is jealous…haha! And the best part is, like Sue said, there are relatively cheap and good options on the market. I spend more because aesthetically, the scent, the texture, the EXPERIENCE of caring for my skin is a self-care ritual for me so I treat myself. But a dermatologist will recommend products for you!
You are glowing! There’s nothing like a little blusher to give a healthy looking glow to your face.
I love Sali and Caroline! They’re both really entertaining as well as knowledgeable.
I use the Japanese exfoliating cloth on my body (I can even wash mine in the machine to keep it clean.) and they’re amazing, but face?
I think you said it well, Joanna. Skin is very individual and therefore skincare is very individual. I can’t use the same regimen as my 19-yr old daughter, even though we both suffer from acne. I’ve tried the “simple routine” before and I ended up more broken out plus, too dry and red to boot!
I think you and Hoyaheel also point out something important: Some of us really LIKE the “bells and whistles” relating to skincare! I get facials when I want to treat myself to a special experience, yet I don’t believe they are a necessity. But they sure are fun and I come out looking glowing and feeling relaxed. That’s priceless for me.
I’m not sure why someone with dry skin would use a toner of any kind. You want to keep the skin’s mantle. Also, I would not exfloliate more than once a week, and with something gentle at that. I find all these exfoliation recs scary; i guess I’m pretty timid, but if you don’t have a heavy build-up of oils and creams, you should not need it very often.
I see a dermatologist every once in a while (about one to two times a year) just to stay on top of my sensitive skin. Sensitive to diet, environment, products, hormones being out of whack, you name it! I highly recommend seeking one out if only to help diagnose your skin’s type and specific needs, after which you can experiment with regimens and brands you like.
I always thought I had dry skin, but then stopped exfoliating and washing with great frequency and was very happy to discover that with a gentler approach my face could retain a natural equilibrium. I think it’s important to remember that your skin knows how to take care of itself, and might just need a little help keeping everything in balance after we throw it curveballs in our daily habits.
Now I use water to “wash” most of the time, and use EvanHealy’s Lemongrass Facial Polish about once a week. It’s gentle enough, but does leave it feeling softer and smoother, and not at all tight. I also love her other products, and use mostly things from the ayurvedic line. The Tulsi HydroSoul and neem serum are enough to keep my skin feeling supple on most days. In winter I love adding a bit of the whipped shea butter with olive leaf on my cheeks and around my mouth where I get the driest. And I love a good mask 🙂 I use Andalou Organics pumpkin honey glycolic mask every other week and it’s helped more than anything to keep my skin looking and feeling it’s best without being too harsh. If I’m feeling congested after traveling, I’ll use Aztec Secret Indian healing clay with apple cider vinegar for a deep cleanse.
The blogger Whoorl focuses almost exclusively on green beauty now – she has TON of product recommendations. http://whoorl.com/category/beauty/green-beauty/
Hi Grechen, I found your blog a month ago and so happy I did! My skin seems similar to yours – dry, somewhat sensitive, prone to redness. My winning lineup – don’t laugh – is a combo of Trader Joe’s products and Cetaphil moisturizer. I also use the Thayer’s witch hazel, rose water version, but no more than twice a week. The TJ’s products are the oil cleanser which comes in a little pump bottle and lasts forever, the hyaluronic moisture boost serum, and the rose oil. The oil cleanser keeps my face from drying out but also does the job – just rub your hands together first to emulsify it before putting it on your face. Rose oil on dry spots only, as needed, and the serum under my cetaphil moisturizer, once a day, or any time my whole face feels tight. Avoid any face powder, if you don’t already. So bad for us gals with dry skin. This, plus sunblock, is a low-intensity, low-cost, do-able regimen for me. Not to brag, but I’m 49 and still get carded.
Grechen Reiter says
haha!! thanks for the suggestions!!!
Hi Gretchen. Just received my EF jeans that you posted the other day. I love them. Thanks for the post as I would never have looked at them EF website does not show plus size so it was hard to tell how they would look.
Please look into Naked Skincare. It is a Canadian brand made in small batches, all organic. I am 57 and have used for two years. I use mostly the combination called Nourishing Trio set. It is only $50.00 Canadian which is around $40 US for all three. People always ask what I use on my face. I have bought as gifts and converted may people. I have no connection to the company. I love to shop organic and small business. I have also used the exfoliator and scrub. I love it so much I would love for you to try it. here is the link. https://www.nakedskincare.ca/shop-1/dry-mature-skincare-trio-set?category=Dry+%2B+Sensitive
I like to double cleanse, once with an oil cleanser bc it removes stubborn spf and then once with a water based cleanser. If you have milia I’d use glycolic acid cleanser and a wash cloth second.
Sanitas skincare has my favorite products, including a retinol cream, start low.
Skinceuticals has the best vit c serum and face spf