I’m planning to replenish my skin care and make up very soon, so I took stock of my favorite Holy Grail items. Here are three that I absolutely love because they have proven their worth to me and my fussy skin.
For the record and to give you a frame of reference, I have oily skin but it has gotten more combination as the years pass. I also have problem skin that gets the occasional pimple and I usually battle with little bumps (usually whiteheads) on my forehead, chin, nose and sometimes my cheeks. The upside to oily and problem skin is that I don’t have wrinkles. Yet. I have noticed the parenthesis lines around my mouth during the winter time, but it goes away if I use moisturizer. The skin on my forehead, around and in between my eyes still look pretty good. I also remember to treat my neck and decolletage.
It’s a one-two punch to get smooth and polished skin. I use these 2 products together, once or twice a week at night. I use the peel pads first after cleansing my face and neck. Then the serum all over my face and neck, except for my eye cream/serum on the skin around my eyes.
I love facials at Bliss Spa and will usually get the glycolic peel add-on since I feel a difference in my skin where it’s polished and smooth. It feels and looks like my under layers of skin have come to the surface. I get comparable results using the Origins peel pads and the skin serum for a LOT less than the cost of a Bliss Spa facial.
3. Decleor Exfoliating Cream.
I had a great spa facial a couple of years ago and they used Decleor products (I’ve never heard of this brand before). At the time, I had hormonal acne and it was so painful to touch the problem areas. They exfoliated with Decleor Exfoliating Cream and I loved it because there are no exfoliating particles which can aggravate or irritate your skin. I bought a tube after the facial and really love the fact that it exfoliates your face and neck but without any irritation.
I use this exfoliator once a week, maybe twice, if my face needs it.
What are your holy grail skin care items? Have you tried any of my recommendations and if so, what do you think?