Now that I’m in my 40s I’ve really seen a difference when I’m sticking to a good skincare routine and when I’m not! I love trying out new products but there are a few that I ALWAYS come back to. So I’ve been rounding up my favorites all in one place so that you know what I use, when and why.
Right now I wanted to share my Elemis favorites because they are doing a Friends and Family Sale with 25% through October 18th with code FF25 plus get a 3 piece gift with orders $100+.
After October 18th use code RYANNE20 for 20% so let’s jump into what I use!
This cleansing balm has got to be my #1 Elemis product. It goes on as a soothing balm easily removing make-up then adding water it emulsifies to a hydrating milk that easily rinses off and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It’s one of the first that actually gets off stubborn makeup (including magnetic eyeliner) and doesn’t irritate my contacts.
Now the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balms come in a couple formulations and scents. They have a fragrance- free Pro-Collagen Naked Cleansing Balm for those of you that don’t love extra smell but I’m a BIG fan of the rose.
I use this as my first step in a double cleanse process typically at night when I’m removing makeup.
The second step of the double cleanse is the Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash to remove dulling pollutants, dirt and impurities from the skin. It’s a light foaming gel cleanser and after both steps my skin feels radiant and soft. Now I’ve tried to use this on it’s own to remove makeup and it’s ok, not great so I typically stick to the balm then wash.
I also will use this as a single step in the mornings if I’m not removing makeup but want a wash before I start my skincare. When I’m feeling lazy though I just do a quick wipe of the Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads.
Now why the double cleanse you might ask..
Essentially the benefit of double cleansing is that the first cleanser will break down any makeup, remove dirt and excess oils from the day and clean your skin. The second cleanser will address your particular skin type or concern and should have ingredients to hydrate, smooth or exfoliate.
This is my power punch combo!
The dynamic resurfacing pads I got a few months ago when I heard a ton of you say it was your favorite Elemis product. Honestly I never remember to use them at night, these are my quick wipe all the sweat and grime off my face in the morning pads.
These textured pads help reduce the look of dark spots, pores and uneven skin texture. Convenient and easy to use, they physically lift away dead cells and gently exfoliate, leaving the skin looking significantly smoother and brighter and ready for skincare products.
After my skin is clean and prepped I LOVE a good facial oil. I always thought adding oil would make me prone to breakouts but I’ve seen the opposite, I have less breakouts now.
Since I’m the type that loves to try new things too I recently grabbed the Superfood Facial Oil since I’ve heard so many good things and so far after a few days here are my thoughts. Although the bottle is green the oil is almost clear so don’t be deceived. It’s a good rich oil but does have more of a smell than I would have thought. It soaks in quickly and really leaves my skin feeling moisturized.
I’ll keep using it and by my next post let you know if it stayed as a favorite but so far it’s good!
During the day my final step is the marine cream SPF30. This anti-aging day cream has a gel-cream texture that melts into my skin and finishes off my skin prep so I’m ready for makeup.
I love that it has the combo of SPF and anti-aging with a light enough finish for our warm Texas weather. As we move into winter there are times I’ll add another cream but for now this is it.
If I am ending my day then I use the Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix after my facial oils. This night cream is designed to firm, smooth and replenish. All the things I need after a day of mom life! I use a large pea-sized amount to massage it into my face, neck and décolleté.
So that’s it for now friends I LOVE and use all of these products on a regular basis and if you saw in some of my continuers I’m on EMPTY so now through through October 18th get 25% off your order with code FF25 plus get a 3 piece gift with orders $100+.
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