All About Skincare

April 4, 2014

I have a fun post for you today – packed with beauty recommendations! Not mine, but those of an expert: Skincare Health Consultant Anna Lise Jensen. Anna Lise is a fellow Davidson College graduate and is the founder of The Complexion Concierge, which offers consultations to guild clients to finding complete skin health. Anna Lise doesn’t have a product line or an incentive for you to buy anything – she simply wants to use her expertise as an esthetician with over a decade of experience in the beauty industry to help clients find the best routine and products for their own skin {read more here!}

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Anna Lise approached me about a guest post and we thought it would be fun to show how one of her consultations goes. I was more than happy to be the subject : )

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I wrote about my beauty routine in this post last year, and I have only slightly changed some of my products. Here are the items I am currently using that I reported to Anna Lise. Normally this is a Skype/Google Hangout, but we did questionnaire format due to my limited time as a mom.

Cleansers

Alba Sea Minerals Cleanser

Noxzema Classic Clean

Ole Henrickson Truth to go wipes

Moisture + Sunscreen

DDF Lite Moisturizing Dew (sample in my gym bag)

Dior Capture Totale Crème (at home)

Dior Capture Totale Eyes Essential (at night)

Coola Classic Face SPF 30 (sunscreen)

Make-up

Supergoop SPF 35 Daily Correct CC Cream

Bare Minerals

Covergirl Shadow in Tapestry Taupe

Covergirl’s Natureluxe Mousse mascara

Covergirl Perfect Point Plus

I also included any skin concerns (aging, mostly), my routine (listed above) as well as my goals for skincare (simplicity) and budget (low for everything but moisture/aging products).

Within a few days Anna Lise sent me a document back, packed with information. These products are all tailored to me, although they would certainly be good options for anyone. The following is just a portion of the information she prepared for me – there was also more on make-up (she gave my makeup a thumbs up for the most part) and a few more recommendations for optional skincare products to add if I wanted more down the road. clip_image002

Hi Kath! Here is my assessment of your products and my personalized recommendations for you.

I always like to give 3-4 options for products so you have the option of research, choice and trial and error. Everybody and Every Body is different, and I want to empower you to make informed choices.

For you I aimed for SIMPLICITY. We don’t want to add too many details, but I do want you to get a bang for your buck. Also, because I know that you are health conscious—though you didn’t mention it—I cross referenced everything with PETAs approval for animal testing and leaned towards natural/organic when possible. (Products with an * are not PETA approved). Read more about PETAs standards for Beauty without Bunnies here.

A note on fragrance: Fragrance is Enemy #1 when it comes to effective skincare. However, some fragrances are less offensive than others, and at times we can get away with it. I veered towards fragrance free because it is best for overall skin health.

Always hold on to receipts and boxes, just in case. Finding a routine you like is a marathon, not a sprint. It is always smart to double-check with the store when checking out, just to make sure everyone is on the same page with return/exchange policy.

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Cleanser

I know you have a personal connection, both historically and emotionally to Noxzema, so I am sad to say that I would recommend discretion with further use. The scent is made up of menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oil which are all irritants. The Alba cleanser is a fine cleanser for a drier skin type, and the fragrance in it is minimal. I would recommend caution when using around the eyes, as it could irritate. I made some suggestions of similar price-pointed Cleansers to try when you run out of the Alba cleanser, if you are interested.

Re: Cleansing Wipes, the Ole Hendrickson is a major offender of the fragrance rule, as fragrance is the first ingredient. The irritation level is so high, I would recommend something gentler. For such a high price point, I’d rather save money for fun stuff, not things that wash down the drain! There are some amazing wipes at the drugstore level (though sadly none of them are PETA approved).

Cleansers

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser for Sensitive Skin, $14.50/6.75 fl oz

The Body Shop Aloe Calming Facial Wash for Sensitive Skin, $16,/4.20 fl oz

Trader Joe’s Nourish All-in-One Facial Cleanser, $6/8.45 fl oz

Yes To Cucumbers Gentle Milk Cleanser, $9/6 fl oz (there is a subtle fragrance that I’m sure you’ll like!)

Wipes

Olay 4-in-1 Daily Facial Cloths, Sensitive*, $7 for 33 wipes ($0.21/wipe)

Boots Expert Sensitive Cleansing and Toning Wipes* ($5 for 30 wipes, $0.17/ wipe)

Lumene Sensitive Touch Cleansing Wipes* ($3 for 10 wipes, $0.30/wipe)

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AHA/BHA Product

We will discuss what an AHA/BHA product does, but for now suffice it to say it’s important! Again, I want to make your life as easy as possible, so I am using the AHA/BHA product for your routine as a once a week treatment overnight, and working towards using more than once a week, as your skin adjusts. I am leaning towards the MD Formulations as it has both AHA and BHA.

Olay Regenerist Night Resurfacing Elixir*, $26/1.7 fl oz

Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA, $30/2 fl oz

MD Formulations Vit-A-Plus, $50/1.7 fl oz

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Serum

All in all the most important thing for our skin in sunscreen and the second most important is antioxidants (just like in the foods we eat!). I would recommend adding a serum, but again, it would be at your discretion and time/fuss ratio.

Olay Regenerist Regenerating Serum Fragrance-Free* ($24 for 1.7 fl oz)

Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum ($30 for 1 fl oz)

M.A.C. Prep + Prime Skin Brightening Serum* ($40 for 1 oz)

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum, $95/1 fl oz

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Moisturizer SPF (day)

All I ask of you is wearing an SPF like it’s your job. First off, I am so glad that you introduced me to the Supergoop CC Cream, a product that with which I was unfamiliar. When I encounter a new product my first step is to double-check the ingredient deck, and this one was absolutely perfect, all until the second to last ingredient: Methylisothiazolinone (a preservative commonly used in products that rinse-away, such as cleansers or shampoos). It is safe in small amounts (second to last in an ingredient deck should be fine!), but just keep an eye out for sensitivity. It is odd that they used it in a product that lives on the skin instead of rinsing off.

We absolutely need to add a consistent moisturizer with an SPF for the day as it is the #1 best thing we can do for our skin! The DDF product in your gym bag is actually a good product, though do you find you get enough moisture from it? Personally I think for $25/oz we could do better! The user error in sunscreen is mostly not applying enough, so high price points can discourage proper use. The cheaper the better, in my opinion! So let’s get cheap and good for skin too!

Kiss My Face Face + Neck Face Factor 30 Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $13/2 fl oz ($6.50 per ounce! This is one of my personal favorites, and I use it often for outdoor runs too, since the price point is so affordable and I can really slather it on comfortably!)

Neutrogena Ageless Intensives Tone Correcting Moisture SPF 30*, $19/1 fl oz

Kate Somerville Serum Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, $45/2 fl oz

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Night Cream

There are a handful of moisturizers in the Dior Capture Totale line (Haute Nutrition Rich Creme, Multi-Perfection Creme and Night Ritual Intensive), all of which cost around $80+ per ounce. The fragrance in them is cause for concern, but in addition these are all packaged in jars. As a smart Davidson girl, you know that anything that is antioxidant rich (which these moisturizers claim to be) becomes oxidized any time it is exposed to oxygen. Jar packaging renders great ingredients worthless. It’s almost like driving a car off the lot—it is no longer as effective as the day you bought it. For that reason alone I would recommend a new investment in night cream.

Arbonne Calm and Gentle Daily Moisturizer, $36/4 fl oz (I consider anything without an SPF a night time moisturizer—this is a little thick, be careful of breakouts!)

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Age Erase Moisture With Mega 10 for Face, $48/1.7 fl oz

MD Formulations Moisture Defense Antioxidant Hydrating Gel, $45/1 fl oz (this is very light weight, which could be a pro or a con!)

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Eye Cream

Your body doesn’t need a “separate” eye cream, and serum is just code for lightweight eye cream. The Dior eye treatment contains a high amount of fragrance, which can cause chronic irritation. Even though you may not notice it, the skin is in mild crisis mode on a daily basis, which can damage collagen production, dryness and impair the skins ability to heal. Basically using an eye product with fragrance is spending a lot of money on a product that is worsening the skin around the eye on a long-term basis.

However, it is good to use something highly moisturizing and emollient around the eye, especially at night. I personally use a hydrating facial mask every night around my eyes. I like this option because it isn’t exorbitantly priced, though I would consider it a luxury option, because any of the above products could be used around the eye as well.

Borage Dry Skin Therapy Eye Cream, ShiKai, $16 (.5oz)

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My report also included a handful of make-up recommendations, generally some mineral options to try that are cheaper but just as good and some natural-ish mascaras. Otherwise she said my products looked good!

The next week we had a Google Hangout chat so we could meet face to face and go over any questions I had. Anna Lise explained to me what the AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) was for and answered my questions about fragrance (it’s still bad even if you don’t feel irritated –darn!)

I really appreciated Anna Lise’s honestly and experience and despite the fact that I LOVE the way Capture Total smells and feels, I’ll probably look for something different next time I’m ready to buy. I told her I was tempted to throw away/donate/sell anything I was using that she didn’t give her approval on, but she said I shouldn’t feel pressure to go out and buy all new products. This is more about gaining knowledge moving forward than a dramatic overhaul of cosmetics.

I absolutely loved this consultation and would recommend it to anyone who feels lost in the beauty industry or uncomfortable in their own skin. If you are interested in one of your own, here’s a link to The Complexion Concierge’s consultation options.

Giveaway!

Here’s a chance to win your own consultation with Anna Lise. Leave a comment with your favorite beauty product (and be sure to let me know in the Rafflecopter box), Tweet the giveaway or enter by email.  Good luck!

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{ 443 comments… read them below or add one }

1 janine April 4, 2014 at 7:20 am

What a great service!
I am a simple girl with my beauty products. I wash my face everyday with Cetaphil.

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2 em April 4, 2014 at 7:23 am

I’ve been loving Neutrogena grapefruit acne face wash :)

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3 Glenneth April 4, 2014 at 7:24 am

my favorite beauty product is murad’s oil free mattifier!

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4 jen_alluisi April 4, 2014 at 7:24 am

Ugh. I so need something like this. My skin has changed COMPLETELY since having a baby. It is both more sensitive and I break out a lot more. I’ve never been much of a skin care routine or makeup girl, but something is obviously not working anymore that used to be fine. Across the years, Neutrogena’s oil-free, fragrance-free daily moisturizer with SPF 30 has been my preferred moisturizer (though who knows if that’s what’s causing problems now or not?!).

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5 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 10:31 am

Jen! You should sign up for a complimentary consultation (you can access that linked here: http://www.complexionconcierge.com/#!contact/c21z4). Neutrogena has some wonderful moisturizers (and some not so great one too!). I bet there’s some small tweaks to make big results!

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6 Carrie April 4, 2014 at 7:25 am

What a great service! Finding a skincare routine that I feel good about has been a struggle for me my entire adult life…I need this! :-)

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7 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 10:34 am

Carrie I’d love to help you create a routine for your lifestyle and budget! Check out my schedule for a free consultation if you’re curious to learn more!

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8 Nicole April 4, 2014 at 7:31 am

Fun post! I love Aveda green science eye cream! Would love a consult to see how I am doing across the board.

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9 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Nicole! Wanna hear the good news or the bad news first? I’m proud of you for taking the extra time and care for your eyes, and so glad you’re loving your eye cream, but it’s not great packaging and so expensive! If you’re curious to find a more antioxidant stable and much cheaper option, let me know! Fingers crossed for the raffle!

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10 Lindsey @ The Next Course April 4, 2014 at 7:32 am

I’ve slowly shifted my beauty regimen and now use Juice Organics products almost exclusively–they make cleansers, moisturizers, make up, and even hair care products! I highly recommend them.

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11 Shannon Ball April 4, 2014 at 7:34 am

I really enjoyed this. I feel strongly about not using products that include toxins so I liked that portion.

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12 Kat April 4, 2014 at 7:41 am

I would love to have this consultation. I am super fair skinned and have already had lots of moles removed. But I’m also a no fuss girl like you, Kath so this information is super helpful of how to get the best bang for the buck!

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13 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Kat, I hope you win a full consultation, but feel free to sign up for a complimentary 30 minute check-up if you want some quick thoughts! Moles aren’t necessarily bad, but good for you for being on top of the and getting checked out regularly! Us fair-skinned girls have to be extra careful!

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14 Sara Butler April 4, 2014 at 7:43 am

I love the Neutrogena SPF moisturizer!

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15 Kellie April 4, 2014 at 7:44 am

This was so helpful and interesting!

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16 Kellie April 4, 2014 at 7:45 am

My favorite beauty product is my night cream by neocutis- wonder what she would say about this one!

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17 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Hi Kellie! I have never tried Neucutis, so I can’t speak from experience, but reading the ingredient deck is interesting! Lots of emulsifiers and thickeners and silicones, I imagine it has a really luxurious texture! For the most part, the ingredients are good, not great. The PSP ingredient is trademarked, which means that legally we can’t know what it is! So who knows whether that works as well as they claim. BUT the last two are possible cause for concern: Methylisothiazolinone and Methylchloroisothiazolinone are both preservatives that are known for causing skin irritation. It would be something to look out for. Personally, the price point seems hi to me, so if you’re curious on some more affordable recommendations, let me know! –alj

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18 Meg April 4, 2014 at 7:46 am

My favorite beauty product is probably any number of items from my Bobbi Brown makeup. I love everything of hers that I own!

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19 Laura April 4, 2014 at 7:46 am

I love dior under eye concealer!

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20 Molly April 4, 2014 at 7:48 am

I love Alba Even Advanced Sea Plus Renewal Night Cream – it is the best!!!

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21 Claire P April 4, 2014 at 7:49 am

I am obsessed with Origins’ Drink Up Intensive overnight mask. I hate how dry my skin gets in the winter, and this has been a godsend. Great on dry cuticles/hands too!

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22 Katrine April 4, 2014 at 7:55 am

I’m a big fan of Murad products. I use the cleanser and toner daily and have noticed a big difference in my skin.

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23 Samantha @ aussi belle April 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

What an amazing service!

My favourite product right now is Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial.

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24 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Thanks, Samantha! Let me know if Aussi Belle wants to do a similar post! Love to talk about skincare down under! (that sounds kinda scandalous!) –alj

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25 jessica April 4, 2014 at 8:01 am

This was such a helpful post. I have a newborn at home and have been seriously slacking in my skincare. I use the Burts Bees moisturizer and I wonder if there is fragrance in it. I hope to win the consult but if not I am thinking of scheduling a skin consult with Anna Lise. Thanks for this super helpful post :)

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26 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Congrats on your new wonderful baby! I can’t wait to meet you and hear all about your new addition and your skin! -alj

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27 Danielle April 4, 2014 at 8:01 am

My skincare regime is basically non-existent at the moment. I need some tips!

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28 Sarah April 4, 2014 at 8:06 am

I don’t really have a skin care routine which is why I could really use the help. As for a favorite product I use Cetaphil cleanser but not so sure that’s the best pick for me.

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29 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Sarah, there are so many beautiful and amazing cleansers! Any of the above that I recommended for Kath would probably be a great place to start: affordable, not tested on animals, and gentle! Can’t beat that! Let me know if you’re interested in a personal consultation (fingers crossed that you win a free one!)

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30 Chelsea L April 4, 2014 at 8:06 am

My favorite product (and basically the only one I use) is a Burt’s Bees cleanser. This would help me out SO MUCH with my skincare routine – I have no idea what I’m doing!

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31 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Chelsea, let’s get you some knowledge and power about skincare! Check out my site for some tips and tricks!

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32 Alison April 4, 2014 at 8:06 am

Tarte BB Cream is a favorite!

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33 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 4, 2014 at 8:07 am

I love my bare minerals makeup!

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34 Heidi April 4, 2014 at 8:08 am

Love this post. What a great service! I love, love, love One Love Organics vitamin B active moisture cleansing oil.

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35 Kim April 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

Acure gel cleanser.

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36 Jo April 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

Right now I’m loving the Yes to Grapefruit CC Cream.

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37 clare @ fitting it all in April 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

I’ve been a fan of PONDS for lotion and cold cream make up remover for years! I’d love to know if that’s a good thing…

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38 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Clare, I love the feel of Ponds Cold Cream makeup remover! It always makes me feel like an old-fashioned Hollywood star! I would call this cleanser “average”–since it is so heavy it’s great for a dry skin. As long as you’re not breaking out, and as long as you’re getting the results you want, if it ain’t broke…! But if you’re curious about something else, I’d love to chat!

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39 Dipali April 4, 2014 at 8:10 am

Sounds like such a fun and educational service. I love using Dermalogica’s Mattifer. It lasts all day and I don’t get random oil spots on my face.

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40 Amanda April 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

I use an Alba face wash, Trader Joe’s moisturizer… and my favorite is witch hazel. It makes a great toner!

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41 Amy April 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

Moisturizer with sunscreen and chapstick are all I use!

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42 Melanie April 4, 2014 at 8:12 am

This was very interesting! I’m so glad she indicated which products are cruelty-free since that is important to me and helps me know what to use/purchase. I’m going to check out a few of the items she has recommended.

Thanks!

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43 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I hope you like the products! Everybody and Every Body is different, so if you have any personal questions or concerns, feel free to reach out! -anna lise

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44 Dina April 4, 2014 at 8:13 am

I am so excited about this post! This type of service is exactly what i need right about now! My favorite all time product is Cetaphil! But very curious (and nervous) to hear Anna Lise’s opinion on it!

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45 rachel @ lou lou belle April 4, 2014 at 8:13 am

My favorite beauty product is my Arbonne eye creme and serum! I love the way these products feel on my face each day!

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46 Catherine April 4, 2014 at 8:14 am

I really appreciated this post. There are so many choices out there, and it’s nice to have a few basic rules to follow when choosing a product. My favorite make-up/skincare product is Smashbox color correcting primer. It reduces redness, doesn’t cause breakouts, and makes my tinted moisturizer look flawless. It’s not cheap but it is worth every penny.

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47 keilah April 4, 2014 at 8:15 am

My daily moisturizer is an Aveeno with suncreen. I’ve tried others and always come back to it.

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48 Emily April 4, 2014 at 8:15 am

I like Origins moisturizer. I have extremely sensitive skin and this stuff works great!

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49 Elizabeth A. April 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

I would love to learn some new tips!

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50 April April 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

This is perfect timing for me! With my 33rd (whaaattt?!?!) birthday approaching, I’m reconsidering my cleansing/moisturizing/make-up routine and what I need to begin doing in the future. Great post! :)

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51 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Happy Birthday, April! I just turned the big 33 myself! Let me know if you’re interested in your own personal consultation!

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52 Livi April 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

My skincare is just washing and moisturizing!

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53 Kelly April 4, 2014 at 8:20 am

Great post! I never knew that fragrance could be such an issue! And, it was helpful to see everything laid out in one place.

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54 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

Kath, this is gorgeous! I slept in after a dinner party yesterday and am so excited to wake up to this! You are beautiful, inside and out!

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55 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

Thanks! I enjoyed the experience!

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56 kimberly c April 4, 2014 at 8:27 am

My favorite beauty product is my cerave face wash!

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57 melanie April 4, 2014 at 8:30 am

I’ve really started exfoliating with a gentle pumpkin mask and it’s been wonderful!

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58 Jess April 4, 2014 at 8:32 am

I am obsessed with pretty much everything that Lush makes!

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59 Mindy April 4, 2014 at 8:34 am

I love the recommendations, gonna check some out myself! Right now I actually use a facewash from Arbonne that I love called RE9 that leaves my face so smooth!

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60 Luella April 4, 2014 at 8:35 am

i’m a new mom and need help simplifying my skin care! i love olay daily moisturizer with SPF.

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61 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Luelle, new moms need simple but effective! If you want a personally created routine, check out my site! I’d be happy to get you the most bang for your buck (and your time)!

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62 MaryK. April 4, 2014 at 8:36 am

I know I need an overhaul, especially since I can see my skin getting older (thanks to two little ones! :)

This was a great post! Very informative.

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63 Amber April 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

Love Purity face wash!

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64 Navya April 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

My favortite beauty product is the neutrogena face wash

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65 Claire April 4, 2014 at 8:41 am

I’ve really enjoyed the Yes To products and am currently using the grapefruit face wash and moisturizer.

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66 Jackie April 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

This is fascinating. I often feel lost knowing what products work beyond the hype. There are SO many options :/

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67 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Jackie, you are so right! The options are really insane, and it’s almost impossible for me as a trained professional to navigate. I am very passionate about empowering women to make smart and informed choices, like we do with our foods and our bodies, about our face. It’s important to me that we make choices out of power and not out of fear or being told we’re not pretty or good enough. Let me know if there’s anything I can help demystify! Check out my website too, I love debunking beauty myths! -alj

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68 Alexandra April 4, 2014 at 8:44 am

I would absolutely love to win this!! I love Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer!

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69 Julianne April 4, 2014 at 8:46 am

My fav skincare product is Ole Henriksen Truth Serum (need to check if her concern about your Ole product is true for this one too!)

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70 Jamie April 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

I actually love the Supergoop 35 SPF CC cream and use it daily, love that it color corrects to your tone.

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71 Margie April 4, 2014 at 8:48 am

I love my eyeliner – and I never knew that fragrance was such an irritant either!

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72 Andrea April 4, 2014 at 8:49 am

Interesting, I also frequently wonder whether I’m doing the right things. I went to an esthetician a while back, and that was helpful. I’m curious how well this type of remote consultation works since it seems like it’s so important for them to really see and get a feel for your skin.

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73 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

The google hangouts really help get in that “face” time : )

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74 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Yep, Kath is right! I can actually tell a lot more than you might think. There is a value in a great estheticians (I should know, I am one!), but what I do is a lot more like a nutritionist. I want to empower you to make your own good choices. So a nutritionist doesn’t necessarily need to see your body, I need to know how you feel and react to things. Certain clients I need more specifics, so sometimes a close-up picture of an affected area is needed. I’ve definitely gotten iPhone photos emailed to me with death threats that say “if you show this to anyone…!” I promise I don’t! :)

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75 lindabray April 4, 2014 at 6:01 pm

What do you think of orange tinted blusher for a touch of glow.

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76 emily April 4, 2014 at 8:50 am

oh no after reading this I am worried that all my products are wrong! My favorite cream right now is Kiehls Powerful Wrinkle Reducer Cream at night.

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77 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Emily! First things first, if you’re happy with your skin and what you’re doing, then we’re already more than halfway there! I started what I do because I was tired of hearing women tell me how uncomfortable they were in their own skin, and how much money they were throwing away trying to “fix” it!

I love that Kiehl’s is fragrance free, but the jar packaging isn’t my favorite… (all the good antioxidants get oxidized when you open it, so it’s like driving a car off the lot–it’s not worth as much as when you bought it!). I also don’t know why they claim it can minimize pores because there isn’t a single ingredient that can do that in this product! But if you like it, that’s the most important part!

If you’re curious about how to augment or perfect your routine, reach out! I’d love to work with you to make you feel 100% confident each and every day!

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78 Cristal April 4, 2014 at 8:52 am

I just bought Yes to Carrots! cream facial wash and I really like it so far!

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79 Nikki April 4, 2014 at 8:53 am

Revlon nude lipstick

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80 Shauna'h F April 4, 2014 at 8:53 am

My favorite beauty product is Clarins Aqua Fusion cream-gel moisturizer. It’s light and refreshing, and is great for my combination skin!

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81 Rebekah {aCricketSang} April 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

Thanks, I found this post very helpful. I too follow a very simple skincare routine and dont know the first place to start when it comes to skin repair products. But its something I want to start looking into.

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82 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Rebekah, I’m happy to help if and when you are ready to perfect a routine! Maybe we can do a similar post on your site, too! :)

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83 Whitney April 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

I started using Alpha H Liquid Gold a couple times a week in January and I LOVE it (I don’t use caps lock often!) It is a toner/moisturizer with glycolic acid to help with exfoliation and I can’t believe how even my skin tone has become in the 4 months I’ve been using it. I would love to hear her opinion on this. I also like Acure Argan oil for night. Very interesting post!

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84 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Oh Whitney, you are speaking my language! I love a good glycolic and a good oil! You are already so skin savvy! I haven’t used the Alpha H, but I looked up the ingredients and the second one is rubbing alcohol, which is a huge irritant to the skin! Ouch! And $60+ for something that is largely water and rubbing alcohol, we could definitely do better! Using glycolic is a great start! Let me know if you want to hear about more options!

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85 Lauren April 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

I really enjoyed this post. I have recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and one of the side effects is a disruption of my hormones. My doctor has encouraged me to switch all of my skin care products to more natural options that are free of fragrance and harmful ingredients. This post had a lot of great options for me to check out!

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86 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Lauren, I am so sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis. I just recently worked with a client who has Lupus, and finding the hormone balance can be really tricky! Contact me know if you would like some recommendations–I’d also be happy to help find some body products as well. There are lots of great and affordable options out there!

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87 Carolyn April 4, 2014 at 8:57 am

What a great service! Your skin always fabulous!! I have a question about her makeup consultation. Did she go over color choices with you? Or just review their ingredients? I always feel like I’m using the wrong colors.

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88 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

We didnt discuss colors because I didn’t ask but I’m sure she would tailor it to you

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89 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I would be totally happy to discuss colors! I worked as a makeup artist first before falling more and more in love with skincare, and there are definitely colors that are universally flattering on all skin types! And fun ways to play around and try things that are maybe more daring too! I focus mostly on the “complexion related” products (foundation, concealer, powder), but I love talking about the fun stuff too!

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90 Cristal April 4, 2014 at 8:58 am

I just found out I’m pregnant and I’m wondering how/if I should change my beauty routine for the safety of my baby. Any thoughts?

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91 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Congrats, Cristal! First: always check with your doctor, and then second: check with yourself about your own pregnancy goals! There are a lot of options out there. Maybe we can do a Complimentary Consultation to discuss some of the options! You can schedule by clicking the calendar button the Contact page of my website! -alj

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92 Brooke April 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

I actually don’t have a favorite beauty product, mainly because I have never been confident in the products I use! I could use some serious help on how to properly care for my skin. I have been blessed with good genes, but I know I should also be using proper techniques and products to keep my skin looking great :)

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93 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm

Good genes, Brooke! You’re already winning the lottery! I would love to help you feel CONFIDENT! We always want you to put your best face forward. ;)

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94 Maryz April 4, 2014 at 9:00 am

I am currently loving the Avon Anew products. They have really helped my skin look fresh again.

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95 caitlin April 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

I love benefits eye cream! I am a fan! However, I would love more advice on face wash and sunscreens!

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96 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:03 pm

Caitlin, you by all means could check out the recommendations I gave to Kath (if you are more of a normal skin type, not too dry or too oily). And feel free to check out my website if you’re curious about a more personalized routine, tailored to your needs and your budget!

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97 Hannah @ eat, drink and save money April 4, 2014 at 9:03 am

I’ve never heard of a service like this. What a truly unique business, I love it! I was happy to see the Trader Joe’s face wash on her list. I’ve thought about buying it before, but wasn’t sure. I know their hand soap has fragrance and I never checked the face wash. I’m working on it DIY face care post and this gave me inspiration to finish it up and post it soon :)

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98 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Hannah, as far as I know, this type of services doesn’t actually exist yet! I’m forging a new way of thinking about the industry. I really want to encourage women to be empowered to make smart choices, like we do about other areas in our lives. The beauty industry makes billions of dollars by telling us we’re not good enough and should be better… I would love to see a change in that! Let me know if you want to do a similar post on your blog, too!

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99 Jennifer April 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

Origins Night-a-Mins is a fave!

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100 Caitlin April 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

My favorite beauty product is my origins night-a-mins oil free cream. I feel like it works wonders on my face overnight! Though, since reading this post, I’ve become skeptical of my whole skincare regimen! :)

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101 Kate April 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

EOS Lip gloss. They are so fruity and don’t leave my lips sticky.

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102 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:05 pm

I have EOS stashed all over my house and my car! Delicious and food grade edible organic!

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103 Baila April 4, 2014 at 9:07 am

my favorite product at this point is my night time boscia face cream- although i have sensitive, combination skin and i don’t think the products i use are properly tailored to my skin!

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104 Allyson April 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

I use simple Cetaphil for a daily face wash and Aveeno Positive Radiance as a tinted moisturizer with sunscreen.

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105 Danielle April 4, 2014 at 9:12 am

My favorite beauty product is CeraVe cream. I LOVE it! It’s especially great for hands because it’s thick and hydrates well but doesn’t leave a greasy feel.

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106 Jenn April 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

I haven’t found the best one yet, but I need a favorite eye cream! Being in my (almost) mid-40s now, I can see my eyes changing and sagging already! I would love help for daily care and the occasional dry spots.

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107 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm

I highly recommend the Borage eye cream, and I do believe that the eye doesn’t necessarily need an “eye cream”–just a well formatted moisturizer that isn’t filled with irritants! And sunscreen is imperative for daytime, so if you don’t have a sunscreen you can tolerate around your eyes, let me know!

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108 Kelly Michelle April 4, 2014 at 9:13 am

I love and use both of the Olay products she recommended (the serum and night stuff). The night one made a HUGE differnece for my mom, she is in her 60s so I am using for prevention! I lvoed this post!

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109 Stephanie April 4, 2014 at 9:14 am

My favorite beauty product is my Mary Kay TimeWise Matte Liquid Foundation. It’s light enough that I don’t dread putting it in on during the summer. Also, I love that I only need the foundation, I don’t need a powder on top of it. Saves me some time since I’m pretty basic when it comes to make-up.

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110 Michelle April 4, 2014 at 9:15 am

I would love some insight into the current products I use and suggestions to make it better!

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111 Melissa April 4, 2014 at 9:15 am

I love Neturogena Skin Clearing Foundation.

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112 Stella April 4, 2014 at 9:16 am

Somewhere along the way, I missed the class on make-up and skincare. I was too busy being an athlete and a tomboy, I guess. I would love to catch up now!

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113 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Stella, I am always jealous of those girls who never had to worry about their skin until later! The first time I saw a dermatologist I was 11. I learned because I had to… :( But now I want to empower you to feel great about your skin too!

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114 Andrea Ramos-Lewis April 4, 2014 at 9:17 am

My favorite skin care product is my Alba face wash!

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115 Sabra April 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

My favorite products are from the Paula’s Choice line, including the serum that she recommended to you.
But I highly recommend purchasing through the Paula’s Choice website rather than the Amazon link that you posted because you can always find coupon codes for discounts and free shipping, or they have always have free shipping for orders over $50, and you get to choose three free samples with your order.

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116 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I do love Paula! And yes, her website is amazing! I am constantly ordering her products (the BHA body lotion keeps my back and shoulders from looking like a teenage boy’s pimply face!!!)

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117 Sonal April 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

Great post! I would love a consultation. My favorite product is Loccataine anti aging moisturizer and the eye cream from their divine collection.

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118 Caits April 4, 2014 at 9:21 am

I love Clinique. And totally want to get into mineral makeup.

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119 Charlotte April 4, 2014 at 9:27 am

This is a great post! Ever since I had my son, my skin has been so much drier than it used to be, and I know I’m not taking the time to take good care of it. I’m definitely going to try out a couple of the products listed – esp the serum and night cream. Who knew fragrance could be so irritating!!

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120 cathy April 4, 2014 at 9:29 am

LOVE Korres Wild Rose 24-hour Moisturizer

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121 Crystal April 4, 2014 at 9:32 am

I would love a skin consultation! I have been wanting to get some new products but haven’t had the time/energy to do the research. My favorite product is good old maybelline mascare in the pink and green tube.

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122 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Crystal, let me do the research! I love doing it, it’s like solving a puzzle. You sit back and relax and let me do the heavy lifting! :)

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123 Valerie B April 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

My favorite beauty product at the moment is my Nars lipstick. Having been searching for the perfect color for a long time!

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124 Shandra April 4, 2014 at 9:36 am

Really interesting! It’s so hard to find fragrance free products and, as a vegan, I love that she tried to find PETA approved skin care!

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125 Jennifer April 4, 2014 at 9:37 am

I love IS Clinical Youth Complex!

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126 Kristi April 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

I recently started using Bare Minerals, and I love it! I need a complete overhaul to my skin care routine. Since going off of birth control, my acne has been out of control!

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127 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Kristi–acne is so awful (trust me I lived with chronic acne for almost 12 years!). There are at least 7 known causes of acne, and a recent study showed that hormonal breakouts in women 18-35 have risen over 60% in the past generation. The majority of my clients come to me because they are sick and tired of dealing with it and need someone to hold their hand and cut through the nonsense. I’d love to help you take back the control and the power!

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128 Andrea April 4, 2014 at 9:42 am

My favorite beauty product is my Boots Moisturizing Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser, which is sadly discontinued. I’d love some advice on what else to use, since I have been using Boots for 5+ years now!

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129 Erika April 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

This rosewater and glycerin spray from Whole Foods is awesome – I spritz it on my face before applying moisturizer for extra hydration!

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130 Emily April 4, 2014 at 9:48 am

Anna Lise was my hall counselor as a freshman at Davidson! Love that she is doing this:) What a fab woman she is!

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131 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 10:47 am

No way! That’s so fun. What year were you?

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132 Emily April 4, 2014 at 11:42 am

Actually, was classmates with you and Matt:) My maiden name was Upchurch. Been reading the blog for years! Just had a baby 6 weeks ago and read each of your BERF pregnancy posts as I hit them myself! Loving all these Wildcat bloggers:)

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133 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Ahhh hi Emily!! So exciting about the baby – hope you are getting some sleep : )

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134 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:15 pm

Not only is Asher (Emily’s son) beautiful, but he has the most expressive face of any little baby I’ve ever seen! I think you are wonderful women (Davidson sure can pick ‘em, can’t they?!). I am honored to know you both!

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135 Dena April 4, 2014 at 9:50 am

I use a lot of Arbonne products and have liked them but I am always open to trying something new!

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136 Erin April 4, 2014 at 9:50 am

Um, I love Noxema. (I feel like I shouldn’t be saying that.)

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137 Mom April 4, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Me too!

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138 Laura Reynolds April 4, 2014 at 9:50 am

This is awesome! Lately, I have been thinking a ton about my skincare regime (which is basically nada) and now that I am in my early thirties I think it is time to take it seriously! I REALLY hope I win! :)

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139 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:16 pm

I hope you win too! If not, though, we can always just touch base with a 30 minute complimentary consultation! Time to face the music. :)

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140 Dana @ Conscious Kitchen Blog April 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

This was an interesting read! She mentioned a couple face washes from The Body Shop. I’ve had a pretty good experience with their products and find if you look online they are on sale frequently. Just a tip in case you are going try any of those out!

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141 Devon April 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

I love bare essentials as well. It just feels so natural on my skin.

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142 Lauren April 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

I love to use clinique espresso eye liner! Gorgeous! I hope I win!!

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143 Mandy April 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

I love Aveeno SPF moisturizer – I’ve been using it for years, and it’s the only thing I’ve been able to keep the same as my skin has changed (age, pregnancy, postpartum, etc.).

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144 Sara April 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

What a neat service. I love my Almay foundation. They’ve changed the packaging 18 times in the years I’ve used it but it is a heat sports formula with am SPF.

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145 Ali April 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

My absolute favorite skin care produce is Alba Botanica’s AcneDote Face and Body Scrub! I have extremely sensitive skin as well as skin that is extremely prone to breakouts, so I’m constantly battling with it. I currently use Clinique for everything else but I’d love to know what other products could do the same job and were more natural (and at a lower price point!), without irritating my skin.

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146 kris April 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

So informative! I love those say yes to cucumber wipes as a way to refresh my face after traveling.

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147 Hillary April 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

Chapstick is my number one!

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148 Elle April 4, 2014 at 9:57 am

What a great post — so helpful and insightful.

I LOVE Philosophy’s Purity face wash !

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149 Megan April 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

I’m pretty simple – I love cetaphil and argon oil!

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150 Lisa April 4, 2014 at 10:00 am

I can’t live without my Clarisonic, and I love my Bobbi Brown skincare products.

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151 Libby April 4, 2014 at 10:02 am

I use Yes to Cucumber cleanser and love it!

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152 shannon April 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

I really would love to win this consultation. I need help in choosing which products are best for my skin type- I feel like I am always choosing the wrong products for my skin. I also only wear moisturizer- I need a beauty regimen/routine!

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153 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Shannon, everyone can use a little help! Fingers crossed for you, and check out my website too, for lots of other tips and tricks!

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154 Jessica M J April 4, 2014 at 10:06 am

I don’t have a favorite, I know I should have a whole regimen. I haven’t been a makeup person my whole life so I never got into the fancy washes and creams that seem to go with makeup.

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155 Renee April 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

I used Bare Minerals for my wedding and loved it, but sadly haven’t had it since. Need to invest in some asap….

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156 Kerry April 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

This is a great post and a great service. Love all the natural recommendations! I have been liking the Yes to Grapefruit Eye Cream recently.

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157 Laura April 4, 2014 at 10:10 am

I love Clinique moisturizer

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158 Kelly April 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

My favorite beauty product is Zoya nail polish. It lasts forever!!

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159 Alicia April 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

What a great service! I have been pondering changing products myself due to budget and skincare concerns.

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160 Stephanie @ My Freckled Life April 4, 2014 at 10:16 am

What a cool service!! I have definitely been working on changing up my skincare routine to a little bit more of an “adult” routine (what, no clean&clear?) and watching the ingredient lists. My favorite current brand is the “simple” brand, mostly because I have extremely sensitive skin and this is the only brand I’ve found so far that doesnt break me out in a rash (not even just acne – I usually get a full out skin rash!)

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161 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:18 pm

Stephanie, I would love to help you and your routine graduate to an adult status! Maybe we can do a similar post for your blog, too?

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162 jen April 4, 2014 at 10:17 am

After reading about it on your blog, I also began using the Alba Sea Minerals cleanser and I love it! The scent is so fresh!

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163 Liza April 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

I really enjoyed this post, too. My favorite beauty product might by my prescription Retin-A. Keeps pimples and wrinkles at bay.

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164 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Smart lady! Prescription retinol is the #1 anti-aging topical ingredient money can buy! Keep up the good work!

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165 Danielle April 8, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Mine too :)

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166 Lauren April 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

I just wanted to say YES about Trader Joe’s Nourish All-in-One Facial Cleanser. I have been using it for a few months now, and it keeps my face absolutely clear without over-drying it. It is so affordable and the best cleanser I have ever used! I will be devastated if they ever discontinue it.

Interesting and informative post–thanks!

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167 Leah April 4, 2014 at 10:26 am

I love coconut oil for moisturizer! The only down side is that it doesn’t have SPF naturally in it.

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168 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:20 pm

Leah, the antioxidants in the coconut oil do provide a minimal SPF–maybe a 2 or a 3. The math means that you can get 2 or 3 times the protection. So if it would normally take you 60 minutes to burn in the sun, an SPF of 2 will get you 120 minutes, and an SPF 10 would get you 600 minutes. So it’s a start!

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169 Susan April 4, 2014 at 10:26 am

anything Josie Marin!!

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170 Megan April 4, 2014 at 10:29 am

Love my Maybelline mascara!

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171 anna April 4, 2014 at 10:32 am

I really enjoyed this! I recently turned 30 and have been really trying to work on my skin!

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172 Heather April 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

I’m a simple person when it comes to my routine, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
cetaphil is my favorite face cleaner.

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173 Shephalli Jain April 4, 2014 at 10:36 am

My current favorite beauty product is Mario Badescu Vitamin C serum!

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174 Sarah April 4, 2014 at 10:37 am

I loved seeing that an Arbonne creme was recommended. The products are all amazing–and contain NO harmful ingredients. Plus they’re formulated by the man who used to formulate for Aveda! I use all Arbonne products in my skincare routine!

Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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175 Dorothy April 4, 2014 at 10:37 am

I used Olay Suncreen on my face and really like it, but am not really attached to any products.

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176 Sarah April 4, 2014 at 10:40 am

What a great post! One of my favorite beauty products is Jouer cream blushes!

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177 Meg April 4, 2014 at 10:40 am

RIght now the ONLY products I use on my skin are a Cetaphil cleanser and SPF lotion.

I am currently on Accutane for moderate, persistent adult on-set acne (ugh!) It is definitely NOT my favorite. I have two months remaining on my 8 month treatment, and I feel like something like this might help me choose products for future treatment of my skin!

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178 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Meg, I would love to help you transition out of the Accutane! I have quite a lot of adult acne clients (it’s a You-Know-What, let me tell you!), and the transition can be hard. Check out my website if you’re curious for more, and maybe even set up a complimentary 30 minute consult. I’d love to get the results you want!

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179 Kelly April 7, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Yeah, if your experience is anything like mine (and it might not be because everyone is different) my skin type is VERY different post accutane than before. It’s definitely not as dry as it was when I was taking accutane (and if you’re dealing with really, really dry skin I found aquaphor from Eucerin to be a lifesaver), but it is still MUCH dryer than than it was before. It is also interesting because my doctor said that post-accutane patients sometimes respond differently to different oral medications & topicals than they did before and that has certainly been true in my case. I know people can get so down on accutane because of the possibility of bad side effects but if I had to do it all over again I’d do it again in heartbeat.

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180 Margaret April 4, 2014 at 10:41 am

Neat post! I have a Boots foaming cleanser that I LOVE.

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181 Marney April 4, 2014 at 10:44 am

So interesting to learn about scent. Im a total sucker for lavender scented products for nighttime, I wonder how “bad” they are?

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182 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:27 pm

Sadly, pretty bad. I love lavender too! Now I just light a candle and buy the dried bunches for my closets instead!

Though it does have antibacterial properties, lavender when oxidized becomes lineally acetate that can lead to contact dermatitis and has been shown to be a photosensitizer (makes you more susceptible to sunburn and sun damage). Linalool, another compound of lavender, can cause skin-cell death. Lastly, camphor is another known irritant. It’s hard to say “how bad is bad”–for every blog like KERF there’s someone who says “my grandfather smoked like a chimney and ate McDonalds every day and lived until 98″… But the skin care science bottom line is: pretty bad.

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183 Hillary Gronvold April 4, 2014 at 10:45 am

I have been using Josie Maran’s argan oil based daily moisturizer with SPF 47, the highest SPF I can find in a more natural product!

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184 Mehna April 4, 2014 at 10:53 am

What a great idea! I would love to have some advice on my skin care routine. I feel like I have no idea what I need! Thank you for sharing.

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185 Lori S April 4, 2014 at 10:54 am

Wow!! I didn’t know that a service like this existed. It is so hard for me to find products that don’t irritate my skin or to know what to use when etc. Right now I’m sticking with Clinique only because it isn’t irritating or causing redness.

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186 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:28 pm

Lori, as far as I know, I am the only person in the world doing this type of skincare consulting. I am so glad you like what you’re using! Let me know if you have any questions or concerns, or if things stop being favorable!

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187 Michaela April 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

I would love to try this! Although I’m in my late 20s, I have never found a face wash that seems to work for me – preventing the occasional breakout without over drying seems to be a balance I haven’t found yet. Thanks for sharing this service!

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188 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Michaela–shockingly a lot of people don’t actually know how to wash their face! :) Who knew it could be so complicated! If you’re curious, schedule a 30 minute complimentary consultation, and I’d be happy to walk you through it. Also any of the cleansers I recommended for Kath would be a great place to start!

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189 Emily April 4, 2014 at 10:57 am

Does coconut oil count? Also love Physician’s Formula BB Cream

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190 Amanda April 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

My favorite product is herbal nova, a nourishing face cream.

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191 Tierney S April 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

I could really use the help! I tend to just wash my face with Neutrogena or target brand!

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192 Liz M. April 4, 2014 at 10:59 am

I use Aveeno sensitive skin foaming cleanser. I have no idea if this is a good product or not, but it doesn’t dry me out like some others do. I can use LOTS of direction in the cosmetics/skin care area!

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193 Kelly April 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm

That’s one of my favorites too. I’ve tried other things, including much more expensive products, but I keep coming back to it.

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194 Jamie April 4, 2014 at 11:01 am

The body shop’s vitamin C serum I’ve been using every morning under my lotion for years!

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195 Alana April 4, 2014 at 11:04 am

I love Skinceuticals daily moisture cream

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196 Rachel Morin April 4, 2014 at 11:06 am

I love Smashbox Photo Finish Primer!

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197 Ellen April 4, 2014 at 11:09 am

Thanks for this post! I’m always wondering how I better take care of my skin and simplify my make up routine!

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198 emily April 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

my newest favorite product is my Tarte blush! The color is great.

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199 Heather April 4, 2014 at 11:13 am

I love “Yes to Carrots” moisturizer and body butter.

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200 Melissa S. April 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

I use Clinique moisturizer and that’s about it! I guess I could use some help!

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201 Neena April 4, 2014 at 11:21 am

I love this post! I’m currently obsessed with the Yes to Carrots line, and I used the body butter daily this winter. I think as part of the same line, there is a Yes to Blueberries facial wipes that I also love. It’s all in the same aisle at Target!

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202 Jennifer April 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

I struggle with rosey cheeks and am hesitant when trying new products…for the last year I have been using Arbonne’s face wash and it seems to do the trick!

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203 Kelly H April 4, 2014 at 11:26 am

I need to get serious about a skiincare routine. I am lucky if I wash my face outside the shower. I do second the kiss my face moisturizer though!

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204 Holly M. April 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

Love bare minerals!! Also loving Say Yes to Tomatoes Acne Treatment Stick!

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205 Sarah April 4, 2014 at 11:39 am

This is awesome – the fragrance thing is really interesting/good to know! I started using Keihl’s midnight recovery at night with my facial cream and it has done wonders for my winter skin. It’s pricy, but I’ve had it for 3 months and am not even 1/4 of the way through it, so I expect it will be a yearly purchase! May not even need it in the summer!

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206 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Sarah, are you using the oil? There’s a lot of fragrance in that product as well. Rose Flower Oil, Jasmine Extract, Rosemary Leaf Oil are all basically fancy names for fragrance. Have you ever tried plain Jojoba oil? 2 ounces is less than $10 and 4x as much product! I love having a good oil on hand!

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207 Katie April 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

It’s super pricey and currently out of stock at Birchbox, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE DDF’s Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer. It’s heavenly. I also love Coola’s Matte Cucumber sunscreen for my oily face.

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208 Kristin April 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

My favorite face wash is Trader Joe’s Nourish all in one.

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209 Lisa April 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

I recently received a sample of Sisley black rose skin mask and I love it–definitely my favorite skin care product of the moment.

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210 kai April 4, 2014 at 11:47 am

what a helpful service!

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211 Marne April 4, 2014 at 11:51 am

My must-have beauty product is good old Cetaphil. I use the thicker moisturizing cream (in a jar) at night and during the day on my neck and around my eyes (and then SFP moisturizer over than). I feel like it is light enough that I don’t feel like it’s on but gives a lot of great moisture!

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212 Nancy April 4, 2014 at 11:55 am

I love Bare Minerals warmth bronzer! Gives my skin a little glow but not over the top.

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213 Laura@SneakersandSpatulas April 4, 2014 at 11:57 am

Would love to try this out as at the age of 29 I still get acne and I am so sick of it. But I’m also concerned about anti-aging at the same time.

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214 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Laura, so many of my clients are in the exact same boat! I suffered from acne for 12 years. I would love to talk to you about your concerns! The good news: a lot of the treatments for acne are also treatments for aging! Woohoo! Bad news? Acne products have possibly the worst reputation for AWFUL ingredients that you should never use on your skin, and especially not when you’re breaking out! Make sure nothing you put on your face has any of the following ingredients: alcohol, menthol, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lemon to name a few… And if you’re confused, let me know! This is what I do! :)

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215 Kiran April 4, 2014 at 11:59 am

i love trader joe’s tea tree oil face wash!

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216 PY April 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm

This sounds like a great giveaway. Although I must admit, I’m a little afraid to hear what she might think of my current skin routine. Eek.

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217 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm

PY, trust me– you can’t shock me! I’ve seen it all! But most people just need little tweaks. In the end we usually save money (and time, and worry!)

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218 Foodandfarm April 4, 2014 at 12:06 pm

Interesting that she suggests olay! Has anyone heard of collective wellbeing?

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219 Amy April 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I love my aveeno facial moisturizer- it’s lightweight and SPF 30!

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220 Lucia April 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

I love the blue corn mask and clay mask from the Body Shop.

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221 Barbara April 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm

I love Cetaphil’s SPF 50 facial moisturizing lotion. Trader Joe’s coconut body butter is a close second.

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222 Haley April 4, 2014 at 12:23 pm

I love facial cleansing wipes… Great for when I don’t want to fully wash my face and have to redo my eye makeup! I’m not really brand specific with the kind I use.

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223 Clizia Motterle April 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

I love lush ultrabland as cleanser!

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224 Sarah April 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

An interesting post! I love St. Ives Apricot Scrub for body. I’ve used it for 15 years!

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225 Lolo April 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I love my powder spf- it is by colorescience

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226 Brooke Gregg April 4, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Love me some Rosedud Salve for the lips :)

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227 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Me too! By my bedside and use it every night!

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228 Kelly April 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm

I have no favorite beauty product. It all seems like a hassle to me!

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229 Andrea April 4, 2014 at 12:48 pm

This post is so fantastic…I would definitley benefit from this service! Right now my favorite product is Organic Virgin Argan Oil from a local company, http://www.applevalleynaturalsoap.com/organic-virgin-argan-oil/. It’s lightweight and super moisturizing!

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230 Linda April 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm

A skin consultations are a great idea! Thanks!

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231 Linda April 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Arbonne products are really awesome, the calm line is especially great!

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232 Lori April 4, 2014 at 12:50 pm

You turned me on to the Belli line of pregnancy safe products back when you were pregnant with Mason and I have stuck with them ever since. I love the cleanser, face scrub, tinted SPF, and night cream!

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233 Stacey April 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm

I’d love to win this!

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234 Ashley April 4, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Mychelle products are awesome!

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235 Becca April 4, 2014 at 1:08 pm

I am a big fan of Clinique quickliner. It’s the only eyeliner I can consistently put on with ease!

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236 Allison B. April 4, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I started using a face wash and acne treatment from The Spoiled Mama while I was pregnant, and kept on using them after my daughter was born.

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237 Emily April 4, 2014 at 1:11 pm

This is an awesome post. I am also so interested in this kind of stuff. I have been trying to find the best skin care routine for awhile and have been trying to do research on my own. I didn’t know there were people who could do that for you! Awesome!

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238 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Emily, as far as I know, I’m the only person who is doing something like this! Forging ahead a new way of looking at the beauty industry and empowering you to make smarter choices! I would love to help you and give you the knowledge to make better decisions and feel confident about what’s coming in the years to come!

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239 anne April 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm

I love all my products from Bare Minerals but especially the ‘Prime Time’ makeup primer.

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240 Amy D. April 4, 2014 at 1:32 pm

With sensitive, acne prone skin that is now getting into first wrinkles territory, I can totally relate to trial and error/skincare being a “marathon” not a “sprint”. And I could use all the help I can get! :)

As far as skincare goes, my only true loyalties lie with Cetaphil and pure organic coconut oil as a nightime moisturizer.

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241 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Isn’t acneic skin that is also wrinkling just the biggest kick in the pants!?! Are you using a BHA product? Not only great for a skin that tends towards congestion or breakouts, but also good for fine lines and wrinkles…! If we plan it well, even a sensitive skin can add it! Let me know if you’re curious to learn more!

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242 Tracy April 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

This is totally me too Amy! Anna Lise what do you think about the Eminence line? I have yet to find something that helps with both acne and aging!

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243 Lisa G. April 4, 2014 at 1:33 pm

My favorite beauty product is organic coconut oil. So simple and versatile!

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244 Melanie April 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I would love to win this consultation! I turn 38 next month, and since 40 is now a tiny (TINY!) dot on the horizon, I would love some information on how my routine/products need to change. Also, I realized reading this that I’m probably a major offender on the fragrance thing. My current favorite skincare product is the Eight Greens Phyto Masque by Eminence. Introduced to it after getting a facial with it last summer.

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245 Nessa April 4, 2014 at 1:43 pm

Great post, super informative.

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246 Ana April 4, 2014 at 1:46 pm

I am loving Clinique’s BB cream, otherwise I use Lancome makeup. That Bare Minerals stuff I find too orange. I have quite oily skin and prone to breakouts, I use Body Shop Tea Tree Cleanser.

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247 Ashley April 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Coconut oil is my favorite moisturizer and makeup remover!

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248 Kelly April 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

I have so many favorite products. I’ve dealt with acne on and off since I was a teenager so I’ve always had to be vigilant with my skin care. Beyond the prescription products I use I love my clarisonic, aveeno cleanser, and FIRST AID BEAUTY Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask. But if I were forced to pick I really, really love PETER THOMAS ROTH Camu Camu Power C x 30™ Vitamin C Brightening Serum. It has been an especially harsh winter in Chicago and this has been great for keeping dryness & itchiness at bay.

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249 Kelly April 4, 2014 at 1:57 pm

I will also add that another really great resource I’ve used is skin type solutions. They have a free questionnaire that gives you your skin type and I’ve found their recommendations to be very helpful.

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250 Melanie Stuff April 4, 2014 at 2:07 pm

I always love the way the yellow Clinique facial moisturizer feels. I also love Dove soap for my face. Have no idea if either of those things is “good”.

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251 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:53 pm

Melanie, I would avoid bar soap in general because there are ingredients in the bar that make the product stay together and solidify–so even after you emulsify the product, it still will try to solidify on the skin. But if you’re liking the results you are getting, then more power to you! If you’re curious, any of the cleansers I recommended to Kath would be a great place to start!

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252 Kelly R April 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

I LOVE the Jason skincare nourishing cocoa butter cream! the best!

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253 Lara April 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Awesome consultation! I own a few of those products: the Body Shop Aloe Vera facial wash, the Paula’s Choice ultralight serum and Olay Regenerist. Love them all, although my favorite is the Paula’s Choice serum – I do notice a difference in my skin!

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254 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 3:47 pm

I just ordered the serum for myself!

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255 Jen April 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm

I have sensitive skin and can never seem to find a balance between dry and oily. It is very frustrating! However a lot of these products would be out of budget for me. And the less expensive brands, like Olay, I have had sensitivites to in the past. So basically, I am afraid to try new things! But would love some guidance! Great info about the eye cream though – good to know!

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256 Anna Lise April 4, 2014 at 3:51 pm

Jen, these products are a little more expensive because I was trying to choose cruelty free and more natural for Kath. Olay does make a lot of fragrance-free options, though it’s hard to read on the label. If you’re curious on a more affordable routine, please reach out! I would be happy to help!

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257 Kassi April 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I love Bare Minerals and have been using their products for years!

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258 Erin April 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm

I love mascara but have stopped wearing it regularly because I always get black gunk in the corners of my eyes. It made me think about how many strange chemicals I’m exposing my eyes to. I still haven’t found a mascara that looks safer. Has anyone else found a more natural one?

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259 Megan B. April 4, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I love Blinc mascara – cruelty free and no raccoon eyes EVER!

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260 Amanda April 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

My favorite beauty product is Burt’s bees chapstick. Can’t live without it!

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261 JennieM April 4, 2014 at 2:39 pm

Great info!
I wash daily with: Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser

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262 Christina M April 4, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I love Cera Ve. Best moisturizer. I use it, my husband uses it, and we use it for our 7 month old.

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263 Kate April 4, 2014 at 2:47 pm

I think that my favorite beauty product is Philosophy’s Purity gel cleanser- it gets all my makeup off, including my mascara!

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264 Laura P April 4, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I love all the Paula’s choice line, specifically the BHA gel. Good stuff.

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265 Allison April 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Any moisturizer as I have dry skin.

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266 Mary April 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

I love the Clinique 3 step formula

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267 Katelyn April 4, 2014 at 3:22 pm

I love my Kiehl’s face products and I would be very interested to know how they stock up in this consultation! My favourite face product is their Daily Cleanser… I probably overuse it!!

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268 Amye April 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Love Bare Minerals makeup!

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269 Dani April 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Amazing service! I’d love to hear feedback about my current routine!

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270 Christina April 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm

I try to keep it simple, so I guess just mascara. I’d love a consult.

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271 Charity April 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm

I love Paula’s choices!

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272 Tracy April 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm

This is a wonderful service!! I started using the Eminence line for acne prone skin, all natural ingredients so I hope it helps me!!! I would love a consultation!

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273 Katie April 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Very informative post! Thank you both.

I also use Bare Minerals, so I am curious — can you please elaborate on her suggestions RE “mineral options to try that are cheaper but just as good”?

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274 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 7:19 pm
275 Katie April 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Wow, thanks so much, Kath!!

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276 ann April 4, 2014 at 4:34 pm

I love Paula’s Choice Resist Barrier moisturizer with Retinol.

Thanks.

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277 Alex @ Kenzie Life April 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm

My favorite beauty product is Marula Oil. It’s so moisturizing and makes my skin look hydrated without being oily. I love it! (And also the fact that the company has a lot of fair trade practices and supports the women who harvest the nuts for it–and it’s cruelty free)

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278 Jillian April 4, 2014 at 4:59 pm

I love ole henriksen African red tea cleanser! I also use the aha night gel and eye gel too!

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279 Ericka April 4, 2014 at 5:02 pm

I love Cetaphil face moisturizer!

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280 Ashley N. April 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm

I love reading and learning about skincare! I am 25 and feel like I still haven’t figured it out. I still get acne but I think my problem is using too many different products; makeup removers, face wipes, wash, moisturizer, makeups. I feel like it’s been such a trial and error process trying to navigate skincare!

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281 Claire April 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Hmm… does Almay eye make remover wipes count?
Otherwise… covergirl butterfly mascara!

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282 Rachael April 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

This is so great! I’d love to know which makeup she recommended!

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283 Rachael April 4, 2014 at 5:43 pm

What a brilliant idea! I have been semi-obsessed with overhauling my skin routine lately so it’s funny that you posted this.

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284 nicole April 4, 2014 at 5:55 pm

I found this guest post really interesting and I would love to have a consultation in order to see how the products I am using are for my health.

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285 Chelsea April 4, 2014 at 6:03 pm

My favorite product is my korres facial lotion

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286 Becca April 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I love my Benefit Foundation!

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287 Theresa April 4, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I seriously cant live without my neutrogena makeup remover wipes. i love them!

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288 Kelly V. April 4, 2014 at 6:16 pm

I have loved the Michael Todd true organic anti-aging face lift cream, but I bought it on a major sale and would be curious if it is worth the full price! Not sure I love it enough for $150!

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289 Amy April 4, 2014 at 6:26 pm

This was helpful; I’m going to bookmark it. I’m pretty sure my skin care “routine” needs updating, but as a Mom I have limited time to shop, let alone research. Anyway, I’ve always used Olay sensitive with SPF and night of Olay.

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290 Rachel Kennedy April 4, 2014 at 6:32 pm

I would LOVE to have this consultation. I use like, 7 million skin care products because I’m obsessed with trying to keep wrinkles off my face!

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291 Randi April 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm

This is exactly the consultation I need! I had no idea someone did this, but it’s such a great idea! I’m always researching what I’m buying, but I’m no expert! I’d love to win this one!

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292 Sara April 4, 2014 at 6:37 pm

I love the Wet ‘n Wild Mega Lash Clinical Lash Serum. It’s like a super cheap Latisse, and it WORKS. I notice a difference in the length of my eyelashes in just a couple days. It’s amazing.

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293 Stephanie April 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm

What a great service she provides! It would be nice to have something so individualized!

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294 Katie April 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm

I love The Body Shop’s Aloe Soothing Day Cream!

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295 Lisa @ Life as Lisa Knows It April 4, 2014 at 6:44 pm

I love Purpose Gentle Cleansing Wash – a dermatologist recommended it to me over 20 years ago and I still use it to this day!

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296 Cyn April 4, 2014 at 6:48 pm

My favs are Oil of Olay and Neutrogena skin care…Bobbi Brown makeup!

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297 Julie April 4, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I love a good exfoliating scrub!

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298 Aimee April 4, 2014 at 7:15 pm

The only moisturizer that seems to do anything for my dry skin is DML Daily Facial Moisturizer! But I have seriously dry skin because of autoimmune thyroid issues.

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299 Sydney April 4, 2014 at 7:16 pm

I love the Say Yes to Cucumbers face wipes for in the evening!

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300 Heidi April 4, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Wow, I could really use this! My skincare routine is basically non-existant since recently having a baby… The only thing I’ve been using regularly is my Burt’s Bees mango chapstick!! I still have acne and scarring at age 30 (and have tried every product under the sun-including prescriptions…ugh.) Sounds like an amazing service!

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301 Sarah April 4, 2014 at 7:39 pm

BB cream! New discovery and I love how smooth it goes on under my makeup

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302 Katie April 4, 2014 at 7:41 pm

What a fantastic service! After such a long and dry winter I have been really liking Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal Serum.

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303 Amanda April 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

I don’t know that I really have a favorite, I tend to be a little lazy when it comes to skincare, but I have been liking Burts Bees cleanser for sensitive skin.

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304 Christina April 4, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Interesting post – thanks! I plan to check out the Kiss My Face sunscreen.

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305 Christina April 4, 2014 at 7:48 pm

…and my fave beauty product is jojoba oil.

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306 jenK April 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

I use cerave nighttime moisturizer – I like how it is light on my skin. I don’t like the feeling of an oily face especially at night.

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307 Erin April 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

Love origins face wash!

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308 Kelsey April 4, 2014 at 8:23 pm

I started the clinique three step last year and my skin has never been better!!

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309 Becky April 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

I love the say yes to cucumbers facial lotion. it’s soothing, non-greasy and just has a very light fresh smell! i believe they have one with and one without SPF…. and i don’t like too pricey either, and you can get double coupons if you get it at target!

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310 michelle April 4, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I would love something like this. I cannot say how many products I have tried and still cannot find something that really works for my skin. I can say I like the neutrogena oil free fragrance free moisturizer for the winter.

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311 Erin April 4, 2014 at 8:32 pm

I don’t have a favorite beauty product though I do have a Bobbi Brown shimmer blush that I like. I found this post super interesting. I have never spent much time worrying about my skin, but as I’m getting older I have been thinking more about taking better care of it. I would love a consultation with Anna Lise!

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312 Simone April 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

When I was traveling in Asia, Olay facial wipes saved my life! Perfect for carry on, I washed my face in Tokyo, Seoul, Phnom Penh, and the beaches of Vietnam.

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313 Brooke April 4, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Nars bronzer i cannot live without!

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314 Kristi April 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

My fav beauty product is organic coco oil.

I recently had my first facial and learned some interesting things re:products but its all so confusing! My skin has been more breakout prone post partum and I’m also concerned about aging and evening my skin tone. There is so much contradictory info out there and it’s really frustrating to do research, think you’ve found a good product, only to spend the money and find out later that it’s not effective!!

Sidenote – do you or Anna Lise get a comission from any of the links posted? I am OK buying through affiliate links but I just like it to be clear who/what I’m supporting. Thanks!

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315 KathEats April 4, 2014 at 8:42 pm

I do. I mentioned it at the bottom but I’m sorry if it wasn’t obvious enough.

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316 Michele Sparrow April 4, 2014 at 8:35 pm

This is fantastic! My favorite product is Jane Iredale’s mineral powder. LOVE that stuff!

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317 Leslie Paquette April 4, 2014 at 8:47 pm

Coconut oil!! I use it primarily as a makeup remover. It works especially well removing my eye makeup. I just take a small amount of oil and massage it around and then wipe clean with a dampened cotton pad. It doesn’t irritate my skin at all like the premoistened pads did and it is very cheap to use since you only need a tiny bit.

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318 molly April 4, 2014 at 8:51 pm

Cetaphil daily moisturizer with SPF is my new fav.

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319 Jennifer April 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

This is a great giveaway! I start each day off with Cetaphil facial cleanser.

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320 Tory April 4, 2014 at 8:59 pm

I love my philosophy 4-in-1 powder.

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321 Maren April 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm

Josie Maran’s Argan Oil

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322 Katie M April 4, 2014 at 9:15 pm

Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm – I love how it tingles!

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323 Laura April 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Cover Girl Clump Crusher mascara is my favorite. I rarely leave home without it on!

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324 Carla April 4, 2014 at 9:21 pm

I love Burt’s Bees pomegranate lip balm – it soothes my lips even when they are cracked beyond belief!

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325 Molly April 4, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I would love to talk to Anna Lisa about my white heads. I think it is due to product build up but I have no idea which product is causing it and I do not want to change everything! Thanks for this great give a way!

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326 Sarah April 4, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Love the original Oil of Olay face cream. If it ain’t broke…don’t fix it !

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327 Shari April 4, 2014 at 9:56 pm

I am totally lost when it comes to good products. I see products that come with cleanser toner…are toners still something people use and are they a good product for the skin?

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328 Beth April 4, 2014 at 10:13 pm

I love all things skincare and make up! I have been using the Aveda line, Botanical Kinetics, for years.

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329 Amy April 4, 2014 at 10:26 pm

My favorite beauty product is obagi skin care system. Close second is my mineral powder brush clear sunscreen

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330 Kate April 4, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Lately I love my Ann Webb pomegranate moisturizer – it is so pleasant to put on that it really helps with good habits!

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331 Allison w April 4, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Neocutis Biocream is amazing!

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332 Coleen April 4, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I am now in my 40’s and still feel like I have no clue what products to use. I still get some breakouts and also have to deal with wrinkles.

I have a mask that I love that also happens to be one of the most expensive items I have bought. I love the way it makes my skin feel/look when I use it. It’s Glamglow Super-Mud Clearing Treatment.

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333 Alisha April 4, 2014 at 10:59 pm

My current favorite is my philosophy moisturizer. I believe it’s called ray of hope.

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334 Jen G April 4, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I love Kiehls lip balm and use it every night before bed. Curious to know your opinion on eye makeup remover. I don’t use it but wonder if I should and if so what brand.

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335 Anne April 4, 2014 at 11:18 pm

After much trial and error on my acne-prone skin, I’ve gone old school… I’m a huge fan of pond’s cold cream for moisture/makeup removal

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336 Eri April 4, 2014 at 11:37 pm

I’m obsessed with SPF moisturizer-i wear it everyday and it is so nice to have that extra sun protection! but i’ve heard a lot recently about coconut oil and all of its uses, so i’m intrigued

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337 Jen C April 4, 2014 at 11:46 pm

What a great service. Would love to win

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338 Kari F April 5, 2014 at 12:16 am

I have been using Bare Minerals for a few years now and I absolutely love it!

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339 Lauren Pitler April 5, 2014 at 1:01 am

My favorite beauty product is vaseline! My grandmother has used it for ages before bed on her eyelids and lips and she has hardly any wrinkles. It’s cheap, easy, and effective!

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340 Anne April 5, 2014 at 6:26 am

it’s petroleum based…

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341 Ashley Brandin April 5, 2014 at 1:06 am

buxom eyeshadows by bare minerals, for sure! And they’re all named for dog breeds- so cute!

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342 Lauren April 5, 2014 at 2:22 am

What a fantastic post! I am more and more interested in skin are now that I am in my 30s.

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343 wendy r. April 5, 2014 at 4:24 am

I’m on a kick to find new locally available products – current favorites are from a trip to Europe – Biafine ACT and Homeoplasmine.

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344 Laura April 5, 2014 at 5:18 am

I actually don’t have a favorite beauty product because every single one I try makes me break out! I usually stick to Dove soap for sensitive skin and when my skin needs moisture I use Aveeno Daily Moisturizing lotion. Again…I don’t have favorites, these just don’t give me AS MUCH acne as other products. I would love to know what to use to make my acne BETTER…

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345 Emily @ Life on Food April 5, 2014 at 5:49 am

I use Oil of Olay moisturizer every single day.

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346 Anne April 5, 2014 at 6:24 am

I LOVE your approach, thank you for talking about PETA, and more organic products and also ethical! I try to use 1 gentel cleanser with no paraben, no sulfites, and I put organic jojoba oil on my wet skin, and it’s such a good way to treat my skin a naturally as possible…

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347 Elaina April 5, 2014 at 6:32 am

Olay face bar

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348 kathy v April 5, 2014 at 6:58 am

i like the simple skincare line

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349 Karlee April 5, 2014 at 6:58 am

I’ve been using bare minerals for years and love it, however my face wash/lotion needs have recent changed and I need something new badly!!! going to look into that TJ cleanser

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350 Kathleen April 5, 2014 at 7:49 am

I would love help finding a less expensive (& better for my skin!) makeup & daily sunscreen. I currently use Bobbi Brown and Aveno SPF moisturizers. One thing I probably won’t ever change? Centavo hill face wash … So gentle since I use prescription aczone & retin-a!

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351 efd April 5, 2014 at 8:21 am

This is a great post- thank you!

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352 Carolyn April 5, 2014 at 8:27 am

Great post! Favorite beauty product: Burt’s bees chapstick!

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353 KathEats April 5, 2014 at 9:15 am

Ugh me too! Love that stuff – addicting!

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354 catherine April 5, 2014 at 8:40 am

love my beauty oils- tarte maracuja is my favorite right now!

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355 Jill April 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

The product I can’t live without is Cetaphil cleanser. I have some skin issues, and this gentle cleanser is perfect for me.

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356 Katie April 5, 2014 at 9:14 am

I really enjoyed this post. I have tried so many things over the years to try and battle my oily, acne prone skin. It can be so confusing and potentially so expensive! I would love a consultation to try and sort some of it out.

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357 Becca @ Fantastically Friday April 5, 2014 at 9:15 am

Wow! I never pay a ton of attention to these types of posts because the products are usually really expensive and seem excessive, but this was so helpful! As an endurance athlete, It would be interesting to see the suggestions outside of the “wear sunscreen all of the time!” Thanks Kath for a great post!

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358 Charlotte April 5, 2014 at 9:17 am

Really helpful post–and so nice to learn that cheaper doesn’t mean inferior in all cases (or that more expensive is better). I learned a lot about what to look for in skin care products.

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359 Mer April 5, 2014 at 9:29 am

I am a fan of Burt’s Bees and Honest company. I think this service sounds great, but there also be a focus on the EWG scores of some of these products. Cosmetics can be scary and some of these suggestions don’t do well on the EWG score. The more people who pay attention to those issues the better products we will end up with!

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360 Allison April 5, 2014 at 9:35 am

I have just started using Paula’s Choice products so I was happy to see that she recommended a few. I have been using the Skin Balancing Sunscreen and love it so far!

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361 Molly April 5, 2014 at 9:58 am

This is impressive information and I found it really helpful!

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362 val April 5, 2014 at 10:17 am

i LOVE face wipes by biore, they work but i bet they are not good for me. i also really like nars lip gloss.

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363 Caitie April 5, 2014 at 10:40 am

My favorite is a blush from bare minerals! I’d love to go more natural/environmentally friendly with my makeup and I know a lot of my stuff probably isn’t!!

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364 Alyssa April 5, 2014 at 10:49 am

I’m really liking Paula’s choice products lately!

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365 Rachel April 5, 2014 at 10:50 am

love!!

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366 Lauren April 5, 2014 at 11:00 am

Oh, I would love to win this and will probably consider paying for it if I don’t! What a great service. My skin has changed so much in the last year or so and I can’t seem to figure it out (beginning signs of aging, large pores, redness/dryness- where do you start?)

One thing I do love is my Origins eye cream, but now I’m wondering about the jar packaging and losing potency!

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367 Elizabeth April 5, 2014 at 11:23 am

My favorite cleanser is Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser.

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368 Sarah N. April 5, 2014 at 11:27 am

I really enjoyed this post. I wonder what the results of my consultation would be! I have super dry skin. There are a few products that I love, but wonder if they have negative ingredients that I need to be aware of. I use cetaphil cream for my nightly moisturizer, origins perfect world serum, and origins modern friction exfoliater.

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369 Leigh April 5, 2014 at 12:15 pm

I have continued to be a fan of Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer.

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370 Kevie April 5, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Well, I guess this giveaway or service would be good for me because I can’t really think of a beauty product that I’m crazy about… I guess I would say Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, but honestly it doesn’t seem to be doing its job lately, so I don’t know. Kath, thanks for blogging about The Complexion Concierge, it sounds like a great resource!!!

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371 Stacie April 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

This is a great service! I love Neutrogena and Dermalogica products.

Thanks for the giveaway and informative post!

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372 Danielle April 5, 2014 at 12:54 pm

I’m a big fan of Cetaphil cleansers and moisturizers!

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373 Kate April 5, 2014 at 1:01 pm

My problem is that I do not know what to use or buy so I do nothing so I have no favorite anything! Yikes!!

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374 Malena April 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm

What a great service! I usually use benefit cosmetics but now wonder if they’re any good…

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375 Nastassja April 5, 2014 at 1:34 pm

I so need this. My skin sucks ever since I stopped breastfeeding my second baby and went back on birth control. I usually love neutrogena but I’m breaking out all the time now. Plus someone definitely needs to help me understand the cc/bb trend.

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376 Kate WK April 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm

I love products from LUSH Cosmetics, especially their shampoos and conditioners!

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377 Trisha April 5, 2014 at 1:51 pm

good chapstick goes a long way!

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378 Cate April 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I was using Rodan + Fields and recently became a consultant! I love everything about it – what do you LOVE & maybe dislike in their line and why? Thanks!

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379 Joan Mulloy April 5, 2014 at 2:43 pm

I love all of Cliniques products-especially their exfoliate. Too harsh for faces but amazing for great looking legs!

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380 Caylin April 5, 2014 at 2:44 pm

I use Bare Minerals powder and it does a great job of keeping my skin clear. I recently started using Bobbi Brown corrector for skin discoloration and under eye color..so far so good!

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381 Emily S April 5, 2014 at 3:00 pm

I love my bare minerals!

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382 Hayley April 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I’ve recently fallen in love with lush’s Enzymion’s moisturizer, but the fact that it comes in a jar has me worried now! : /

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383 marcie April 5, 2014 at 4:58 pm

I want this!

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384 Claire Binek April 5, 2014 at 5:10 pm

I would so love a consult! I’m vegan so I try to used PETA approved products, but I’m not sure that what I’m getting is always the most effective. And I need it to be cheap, and I have sensitive skin. I could really use her help.

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385 Dominique April 5, 2014 at 5:14 pm

My fave product right now is Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial. It’s a little pricey for a small jar but it does such a great job at reducing my occasional rosacea and while I’m asleep.

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386 Jeri April 5, 2014 at 5:28 pm

I really don’t have a favorite except maybe Olay foaming facial cleanser. I usually get what I have a coupon for. I know not the best thing to do.

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387 Armeen Ali April 5, 2014 at 6:08 pm

I’m still messing around with products to see what I love and don’t but one of my favorites is the body shop vit e spf moisturizer

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388 Katie April 5, 2014 at 6:22 pm

This would be awesome! I struggle with acne-prone skin and have found the only thing that works for me is benzoyl peroxide and would love to find something that is less harsh but still works well. :)

As far as favorite beauty product, I love Bare Minerals make-up. It’s so light and it never feels like I’m wearing anything at all!

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389 Kat April 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I do use an expensive face cream but I have no clue if it’s the best for my skin type. All I know is that it doesn’t cause my sensitive skin to breakout which is good enough for me. I would love to learn more!

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390 Raeanne M April 5, 2014 at 6:28 pm

I love Bare Minerals! I’ve been using it for years and will never go back to liquid foundation.

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391 Grammie2maddie April 5, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Love Clinique…

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392 Elisabeth April 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

My favorite beauty product is probably Burt’s Bees lip balm (love the original & the grapefruit)! I would love to do a consultation with her – she had some fascinating stuff to tell you & I could reallllllly use some skincare help. I have combination skin & a little acne (although wayyyy less than my teen years) & have never really got into a good routine with skincare because I don’t even know where to start.

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393 Jenee Libby April 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm

I love the entire line of Algenist products and use their firming serum, eye cream, and firming cream every night. Have noticed a real difference!

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394 Nancy April 5, 2014 at 8:02 pm

At age 46, any moisturizer that keeps my face from feeling parched is most welcome. My favorite is Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Cream Very Dry Skin Formula.

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395 Alicia April 5, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Atopalm MLE cream.

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396 Amanda April 5, 2014 at 8:27 pm

I love Boscia moisturizers.

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397 Michele April 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm

What a great post and such a cool service! I’m in my mid 50’s and 2 products I can’t live without are Aveeno calming facial wash and Olay Regenerist serum. I can’t use anything scented due to allergies so I guess I am one step ahead of the game there! I would love to know what other products I should be using at my age.

Thanks so much for the sunscreen reminder. I live in Florida and rarely use it! I don’t spend a lot of time outside but I know that it’s dangerous to go without it since you get sun damage driving, etc. I am going to start using it immediately.

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398 Lori April 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I am a Philosophy girl. But I would love an individualized consultation. Sounds like fun.

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399 Haily April 5, 2014 at 8:59 pm

Right now my Glycolix 20% brightening facial pads. I am trying to lighten up some spots!

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400 Abby April 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I would never give up noxema! I’m also a big fan of ending your face washing with super cold water. I keep it easy and thankfully genetics has been in my favor.

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401 lauren April 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

This is awesome! Honestly I usually buy what’s on sale and don’t really have a routine!

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402 Sara April 5, 2014 at 9:22 pm

I can’t wait to try some of these products! I never thought about adding a serum but will certainly look into it.

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403 Dana B April 5, 2014 at 9:29 pm

I would love to win this! I have no set beauty routine so I can’t say I have a favorite beauty product. If anything, my blistex is my staple :) I need help, ha.

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404 Kelsey April 6, 2014 at 12:07 am

My favorite beauty product is my Neutrogena moisturizer! I keep it simple :) and it’s probably terrible for me but i love it anyway!

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405 Amy D. April 6, 2014 at 12:25 am

I love CeraVe PM lotion as a moisturizing serum (my skin is really dry so I use this immediately after washing and then add a heavier moisturizer a few minutes later.)

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406 Martha April 6, 2014 at 1:14 am

I love rosehip oil for night time!

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407 kate April 6, 2014 at 4:33 am

I love Bare Minerals too.

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408 jill April 6, 2014 at 5:55 am

Bliss duo cleaner/face wash.

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409 Sheila April 6, 2014 at 6:34 am

I also use Bare Minerals but am having a difficult time finding a good moisturizer for day/evening.

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410 Kelsey April 6, 2014 at 7:55 am

I wonder how PCA skin care adds up!

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411 Errign April 6, 2014 at 8:37 am

I am totally not a makeup wearer generally or have a skincare routine, but I loved this post and found it super interesting!

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412 Carin April 6, 2014 at 8:57 am

My favorite cleanser is Cetaphil, but now I am rethinking whether I should continue using it!

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413 Jessica V April 6, 2014 at 9:14 am

Love Bare minerals! I hate that I have to always rotate beauty products because it seems like they only work for 6 months and then I have to find something else!

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414 Leslie April 6, 2014 at 10:15 am

I’ve been trying good old coconut oil on my skin and as a makeup remover. Not sure if it’s good for my skin but I love the smell!

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415 Elizabeth April 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

I like Crystal brand deodorant a lot — the lilac one. :)

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416 Leah April 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

Kiehl’s moisturizer with SPF.

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417 Ali April 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Would love to win! Add me to the list of late 20 somethings w/ occasional acne. Want to kick that in the butt for good! After working at a dermatologists office in college, a good SPF is my favorite product.

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418 Kellie W. April 6, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Kath your promotion/discussion about the BareMinerals line of makeup piqued my interest, so last year I purchased some for the first time and I absolutely love it! I’ve never been one to spend much $$ or time on skin/makeup, but I also value the health and quality of my skin so I would love to win a consultation. Fun post!

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419 theresa April 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

arbonne. anything arbonne.

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420 Kristen April 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Bare Minerals is my jam.

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421 Dina April 6, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I so need this. I’ve been dealing with acne since my teens and I’m now 33. I thought it was supposed to go by now :( I am a product junkie and this may contribute to it. This consultation sounds so helpful.

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422 Sarah April 6, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Cetaphil face wash!

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423 Melissa April 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm

Natural and cruelty-free is important to me but I wonder if I value that over products that are best for me. My favorites right now are Elta MD sunscreen, and the yes to tomatoes line, the body shop vitamin C line, and the body shop tea tree line. My absolute favorite would be my clarisonic though :)

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424 Grace Barkley April 6, 2014 at 2:43 pm

Love this post! Anna Lise was a volunteer youth leader at my church while she was at Davidson so it was fun to see a familiar face. (I’m a 2011 grad) My favorite beauty product right now would have to be Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Spray. It is great for flyaways and is a dry oil so it doesn’t weight down hair. The only person I wouldn’t recommend it for would be someone with very oily hair.

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425 tammy April 6, 2014 at 2:54 pm

st. ives apricot scrub!

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426 Lisa April 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm

Favourite product, bar none, is organic argan oil.

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427 Megan April 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm

While I do not like to pile on lots of make-up, I am a fan of foundation/moisturizer with some sort of sun protection. Even in the dreary winter months (I’m from Ohio) the UV rays can damage our skin. My favorite beauty product is probably BB cream because it has a moisturizing effect, a tint, and SPF- it helps me keep my morning routine fast and simple.

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428 Laurel E April 6, 2014 at 5:51 pm

Argan oil

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429 Laura Portz April 6, 2014 at 6:35 pm

I love Philosophie’s exfoliating facial wash!

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430 Amanda April 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I use organic coconut oil as a lip moisturizer before bed :)

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431 Sarah April 6, 2014 at 8:44 pm

I love Aveeno Daily Moisturizer. It has SPF and leaves my face moisturized and not oily.

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432 Erin April 6, 2014 at 8:56 pm

I have been struggling to find the right products for my picky skin for years! I recently discovered Clinique’s redness reduction moisturizer. It seems to be doing the trick, but is awefully pricy.

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433 Theresa April 6, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Great info! These days, I’m loving Burt’s Bees Night Cream & lip stains.

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434 sue April 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm

recently i’ve started using coconut oil for almost everything – moisturizer, cleanser, shampoo, deodorant, etc! and i can’t wait to experiment even more with it!

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435 Courtney April 6, 2014 at 10:08 pm

My favorite beauty product is Olive Oil! It takes my makeup off beautifully and makes my skin so soft!

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436 Danielle Simon April 6, 2014 at 10:16 pm

I love the clarisonic to wash my face, but I could definitely use some new product ideas!

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437 Ellen April 7, 2014 at 5:26 am

I made the switch to chemical-free beauty products almost a year ago and now I use baking soda and apple cider vinegar to wash my hair. Argan oil and coconut oil are also favorite products for me!

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438 SherryC April 7, 2014 at 11:27 am

I’ve just recently been thinking about skincare. I wash with Dove and go. I think it’s time to start using other products.

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439 jen April 7, 2014 at 1:09 pm

I know you’re working on it, but just wanted to say this is still the most current post I can see. Using google chrome on an android device in case that matters.

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440 KathEats April 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Uggg I’m sooo sorry! I can’t figure out why this is still happening! Reporting it asap

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441 Katmary April 8, 2014 at 7:54 am

My skin’s pretty tough, but strong fragrance gets my allergies going. If you have a Costco nearby, the Olay Regenerist Serum is about double the size and the fragrance-free version. I love this serum!

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442 Jenny April 8, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Wow Kath! I’m a long time reader, first time commenter and I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your site. I don’t think I’m eligible to win the giveaway as I live in a different country. I know you’ve had to scale back on your posts being a busy mom and all, but I really do look forward and get so excited when I see a new post from you! It totally makes my day!! BTW I think you have beautiful skin (I have terrible acne and wrinkles and NOTHING I tried has helped). I wish my skin looked like yours!! All the best Kath!

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443 KathEats April 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Thanks for your comment Jenny! All the best. And since Anna Lise can video chat anywhere I’m sure overseas is OK

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