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Thursday, April 8, 2010

What's Your Secret - Skin Care

In my twenties, I was all about using skin care products from the same line. My thought was that a skin care line was like a puzzle each piece (product) fitting snuggly into the next creating a final result. In my thirties I started to understand marketing, sometimes things did not always produce the results,as advertised. I had accumulated quite the experimental inventory of products. I started to discover that products worked with other products outside of their line and that mix and match, was actually custom tailoring to the needs and response of “my” skin.

Recently when I run into people, who have not seen me for some time, have been commenting on my skin, and wanting to know what products I use. So here is what I am currently using:

In the evening I like to do my skin care regime about 2-3 hours before going to bed. This allows the moisturizer a chance to be obsorbed by my skin instead of my pillow case.

Cleanse: St. Ives Olive Cleanser

 Facial Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub –

       Exfoliating every other night


Toner: If the cleanser you are using is doing its job I find there is no need for toner (this is for me); if I do use a toner I use Clinique 2.

Night Moisturizer: [Face]-Chanel – Precision Ultra Correction Line Repair

- In the winter I may alternate Chanel PUCL with Crème de La Mer

                  [Eye] – Olay total effects   Transforming Cream

[Lips] – L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm stick

In the morning I like to rinse my face with tepid water before going in shower.
  Cleanse: I do not use a cleanser in the morning, just tepid water

               Daily Moisturizer:  


             [Face] L’Occitane Crème Divine –                                    

                     if I want to use something with SPF

              Immortelle Precious Protection SPF20

          Also, when moisturizing face, do not forget the neck.  
A dear friend (she is from Paris) gifted me at Christmas with  a  Darphin Eye care kit and I love the results and the feel of the product.

[Eye]  - Darphin Vitaserum 40 Eye Contour –reduces shadows and puffiness

Darphin Fibrogene Intensive Eye Contour - to firm and tone

[Lips] – L’Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm stick          

I would love to hear about the products you use. And your thoughts on using products from different lines


  1. Dont all good Canadian girls use St Ives? People always ask what I use to and they are always surprised to hear St Ives! I LOVE their warming scrub!

  2. That is alot of products!! WOW you are high maint!!


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