current skincare favorites.

I thought I would share my new regime with the my followers (cough, my readers which include my mother, C and becca…oh and lizzie!…)
I always knew about Kiehl’s products but I never felt justified spending $16-$30 on face care. I was a drugstore sampler. Even when I found a product I liked well enough, when I ran out, I would always pick out a new facewash/lotion/toner at Target. I don’t know why I got into this habit but my face hated me. I went through a phase in high school where I used Clinique cleansing products because my mom would buy it for me for Christmas. When I ran out though, I wasn’t willing to repurchase those products. Moral of the story is…I’ve tried a whole range of products from drugstores and department stores but I finally found my answer. 
There is really no rhyme or reason why I decided to visit the Kiehl’s store in HP Village. I just decided one day that I would give it a try. I heard that they give out lots of free samples and I figured that would be a good way to get started.
I fell in love with the Ultra Facial Oil-Free line. It gives me that squeaky clean feeling I so crave when I wash my face and the moisturizer keeps me shine free all day. I only use a little on my dry areas because I use a tinted moisturizer during the day. And that little dark blue bottle is miracle serum. I don’t really believe in all those $100 serum ads but this. stuff. works. I use it at night after I clean my face and in the morning, my skin is soft, smooth and more even. I was nervous about putting “oil” on my already oily skin but I tried it and I was hooked.
Top 5 Reasons Why I’m Hooked:
  • Leaves me squeaky clean, moisturized and shine free
  • large, reasonably priced bottles will last forever – I’ll post an update and let you know how long my first round lasts (you can get all the items pictured for around $100!)
  • I got loaded up on “deluxe samples” of all the products which are PERFECT for travel.
  • I don’t feel like I’m putting tons of chemicals and artificial products on my face.
  • I actually can see an improvement in my skin! Clearer, smoother, less oily, and more even!
Lastly, I’ll leave you with this important reminder – WASH YOUR FACE EVERY MORNING AND NIGHT. No amount of products will improve your skin if you don’t use them properly. No matter how tired you are when you get home from the bars at 2am, at the very LEAST use a make-up removing towelette or cleansing wipe. While you make not break out the very next day, you’ll pay for it on Wednesday morning when your skin hates you for skipping that Saturday washing.
Check back tomorrow for my make-up routine!
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