My skin is sensitive and dry. Until not too long ago, my face care regime was nonexistent. I washed with Cetaphil (which is still a nice cleanser), moisturized with whatever I would pick up on sale at the drug store, and would exfolilate with a super harsh sandy scrub. Now that I’ve been more aware of what I slather on my face, I’ve had fewer breakouts, no dry patches, and little to no redness. I’m still trying to find my favorites, but here’s what I got going on now…
Boots No7 Soft & Soothed Cleanser – This is really gentle and cheap cleanser. I massage on and remove with cotton pads. Its nice but not amazing, so I’ve thought about trying something else soon.
Bioderma Crealine (Sensibio) H20 – This is by far the best eye make-up remover ever. It has a huge cult following and I can absolutely see why. Plus it’s great for removing bright or dark lipsticks.
La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water Spray – This came with my moisturizer, but I really like it. It’s very refreshing and calming for sensitive skin.
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Ultra – I’ve come to really love La Roche-Posay’s products, especially their Toleriane range. A lot of the sensitive products I tried weren’t hydrating enough, and the super hydrating products were too heavy and harsh. Their products have really seemed to help tone down the redness and dry patches caused by extreme sensitivity, dryness, and the awesome midwest winter winds. Oh and their chapstick is great too!
Bio-Oil – I don’t really use this on my face except for when I get a super dry patch or spent too much time outside in the winter. I mostly use it my limbs. Although I heard it’s great to use during pregnancy. I REALLY want to try the Rodin Olio Lusso Face Oil, but the price tag is a little scary. Plus, I once tried an organic oil based cleanser and my skin turned red and puffy. But a nice face serum or oil is definitely something I am on the hunt for…
Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant - this is a great exfoliant for sensitive skin. Way nicer than the abrasive scrubs.
Laura Mercier Hydrating Foundation Primer – For long days or special evenings out this is a must. I really like the smooth base this primer creates, plus the staying power it gives the make-up.
Chanel Vitalumere Aqua – Prior to this foundation, I had every drugstore brand available in a variety of colors. None of which matched. I heard about this Chanel foundation and got a sample from the department store. It blended in like nothing I’ve ever seen, it was so light on my skin, I didn’t feel like I was caked in make-up, but it perfectly evened my skin tone. AND that little sample lasted sooo long. So I bought the most expensive make-up I had every bought and it is worth every penny. A little goes a long way so this will last quite a while and all those heavy foundations I had in my drawer added up to well more than this.
Dior Hydra Life Pro Youth Skin Tint – Perfect for those days when you don’t need much make-up. Goes on like silk and has a really nice light reflectiveness that gives you the perfect glow.
Make Up For Ever HD Blush (Coral or Light Rosewood) – The texture of this blush is really nice. You have to use the tiniest bit and really blend it in, but it doesn’t create a powered looking cheek which is why I really like it. The shade is a little corally for the winter, so I’ll have to check out the other options soon.