Skincare Ingredients for Perfect Skin & My Skincare Routine

What face wash/cleanser/moisturizer do you use daily that works well with this (Glycolix Elite Treatment Pads)? Your skin looks awesome, so I have to ask!! :) -Taylor

 

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Thank you for the compliment, Taylor! It took a lot of trial-and-error for me to figure out what worked for me.  As a former tanning addict, I suffered from hyper-pigmentation (dark spots).  As a lifelong picker, I am constantly battling red marks and scars.  And as a 30-something, I am panicked about fine lines.

When developing a skincare regimen, regardless of the time of year, look for products that contain the following ingredients:

Retinol, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C and Hydroquinone

If you’re acne-prone, consider adding Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid to your regimen.

After trying entire multi-step regimens- Glytone, Obagi, Clarins, Murad, Clinique, and a slew of others- I’ve settled on the following combination of products (I also wear SPF and drink a lot of water):

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  • Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser  with Clarisonic.  You can score a Clarisonic for 20% during Sephora’s 5 Days of 20% Savings for VIB Rouge and VIB (November 6-10)!

  • Glycolix Elite Treatment Pads
  • Obagi Nu-Derm #3 Clear Skin Bleaching and Correcting Cream (Hydroquinone lightens freckles, age spots, melasma and sun damage)
  • Obagi Nu-Derm #4 Exfoderm Skin Smoothing Exfoliation Lotion
  • Eye cream – love Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Eye Cream
  • Facial oil works well for hydrating the eye area as well. Often, I will use oil, let it to absorb, then apply cream.
  • SPF or a primer with SPF – Laura Mercier Foundation Primer with 30 SPF is a great choice and can be purchased at Sephora.

 

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AS NEEDED

The event runs November 6-10th.  I am attending the First Access VIB Rouge Holiday Party tonight.  Tomorrow, I will post of list to things to stock up on during the event!

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