February 17, 2012

Skin Care Basics

Being that I have ultra sensitive skin, I'm rather picky with the products I use.  I stay away from harsh cleansers and products that contain perfumes and/or dyes.  I've tried TONS of lotions, cleansers and creams over the years and the ones below are some of my all time favorites.  I always love hearing about what products work for others, so I thought I'd share 10 of my favorites with you.  They all vary in price but I love that some of them can be found at your local drug store.  What are your skin care favorites?

1. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Lotion - Favorite body lotion when my skin feels extra dry.
2. DDF Revolve 400x Micro Polishing System - I use this 2x/week to exfoliate.  It's like a DIY facial.
3. Bare Minerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum - I use it day AND night.  It's a miracle in a bottle.
4. Dermalogica Active Moist - Light weight, non-greasy facial moisturizer that won't clog pores.
5. Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser - Ultra gentle.  I never use harsh cleansers to wash my face.
6. Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer w/SPF 30 - I use this on days I don't wear wake up.
7. Origins Skin Brightening Pads - Amazing skin brightener.  I use these 2x/week.
8. Bio-Oil - I love mixing a few drops of this with my hand and body lotion for a little extra moisture.
9. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream - I use this day and night, I love it!
10. Aquaphor Healing Ointment - I use this as a lip balm and am quite addicted to it!

P.S.- A special thanks to Inna over at Skippy Says for featuring me a guest blogger today! 

33 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to try that night serum! I've been looking for something like that. Happy Friday!

    From Brooklyn with love,

    Jen

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  2. I love Dermalogica and I must try the Bare Minerals serum, have heard great things about it!

    Happy weekend! xo

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  3. Cetaphil is the best!

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  4. Useful post :)

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  5. I use cetaphil too and loooove it. What a difference after using clearasil face wash which was so drying for my skin.
    I've recently switched to eucerine sensitive skin 30 SPF face lotion too and really like it!

    -Dzung :)

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  6. I am addicted to my Clarsonic. I use it with Dermalogica's Daily Microfoliant. I also use Purpose to take off my makeup. These are products I swear by. I have super oily and sensitive skin. You should check them out. Curious, what does the Bare Minerals serum help with?

    Because Shanna Said So

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  7. i love mario badescu products. they are so gentle, work great, and so affordable. i've used so many products (even ones prescribed by my derm) and badescu products work best!

    www.iheartvintagecouture.com

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  8. Love your recommendations, it’s always great to see what works for others and what products they use.

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  9. i loooove kiehl's, so good. great post, thanks for sharing! :) xx

    www.ahitofsarah.net

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  10. Girl, I am all over #2, #5, & #10... except instead of DDF (for #2), I use Olay and it's just as good! Great post!

    Happy Friday lovely!

    xo
    Jen

    http://belledecouture.com

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  11. Thanks for the comment!

    I have super sensitive skin as well so I share your pain.

    I just recently bought the Clarisonic Mia and it has changed my life! Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer is also a life-saver!

    xx

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  12. Ooh some of these products are new to me, I am going to have to give these a try! Popped over from Inna's blog, glad to have found you, you have beautiful style!

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  13. I've been wanting to try that DDV revolve polishing too, I think I will need to pick one up now! Thanks for the tips xo

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  14. Ooh, my best friend has super sensitive skin. I'll have to show her this post!

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  15. Love Cetaphil and the Aveeno Positively Radiant moisturizer. Both are so good on sensitive skin. :)

    toni

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  16. Such a great post! Thanks for sharing this great review! :)

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  17. Great post.
    I have extremely dry skin, Centaphil has something for every skin type.

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  18. I love the DDF machine - I also have a clarisonic for specifically under the eyes that is magic!!!

    www.pattyandlo.com

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  19. I used to work in the spa industry and was pretty knowledgable about the skincare lines we provided.
    Ones I really stand behind are Eminence, Jurlique, and Biodroga.
    These lines are more expensive but the results are very noticeable after one use. I use them myself.

    Eminence and Jurlique are completely all natural ingredients.
    Here are the websites below if you'd like to take a gander:) They really are wonderful products and I think they can help a lot of you ladies out in the skin department. I promise you won't regret it. Happy Friday, all!

    www.eminenceorganics.com/
    www.jurlique.com/
    www.biodrogausa.com


    xoxo
    Debra

    www.honestlydebra.blogspot.com

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  20. Love your blog dear! Following you now! Kisses from Romania!

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  21. I'm so glad you shared your skincare products - I am ALWAYS on the hunt. I use cetaphil too! I love it! I definitely need to try some of these others... the DDF looks amazing.

    xRachel

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  22. Aveeno lotions are always the best, especially the daily moisturizers!

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  23. Bio oil is my daily moisturizer and is just perfect for my skin ! I always use oil for face and body !

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  24. okk so i use cetaphil b4 n love it ...i swear by bio oil...but i never tried the aquaphor so im getting that tomo thx babe xo

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  25. i love DDF products! they are the one thing i really splurge on.

    www.absurdlypeculiar.blogspot.com

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  26. Oh I would die without my Dermologica. Favorite moisturizer ever!

    See Me Rwar

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  27. Such great tips! I feel like I neglect my skin too much.

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  28. I have sensitive skin so it's always great to hear about new skin products tht work!

    xo gillie

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  29. Even though my skin is not super sensitive, I love using products that is gentle to the face. thanks for sharing. xx

    http://am2pmchic.blogspot.com/

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  30. I love Aveeno's moisturizer, as well as Burt's Bees and Yes to Carrots.

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  32. Bio Oil is an incredible product. I use it every day.

    Love from South Africa

    www.arumlilea.blogspot.com

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