Sunday, November 20, 2011

Skin Care News FLASH!

Hi loves!

So I am a huge skin care fanatic and I am always trying new lines and products. I have spent a lot of money getting extensive facials, and then buying one or two of the products the aesthetician recommends. Recently, I was convinced by one of my friends to buy an entire organic skin care line she had been using, which is something I had never tried before. Before that, I used all SkinMedica products and before that, I was using products especially from a world renowned dermatologist in NYC. By the way, all this craziness stems from suffering years of major cystic acne on my face, back and chest, which resulted in 2 cycles of accutane, so now I'm adamant about taking good care of my skin to prevent breakouts and premature aging.

With all of these products, I was looking for something to keep my skin clear, firm and toned and to minimize some wrinkles that have already formed because I am ridiculously expressive when I talk!
With all of them...I'd say I got some clear skin results from the dermatologist line and some decent moisture from SkinMedica and the organic line, but other than that...ZIP, ZERO, NADA!

I am here to tell all of you...expensive spa or dermatologist products and "all organic" with fruity berry antioxidants this and that does NOT mean better.  Recently, I judged a pageant with two people whose job is to inspect and approve the statements skin care companies make about their function and results. When I asked them what the best brand was they found after years and years in the industry...they said... 

Oil of Olay! 

Wait, what? really?? But it's in a pharmacy and so commercialized?!

They went in to a long explanation of how they use the same ingredients as high end, unreachable brands that celebrities use and how it is just as effective. So...when I finally ran out of the organic line I was using, which was causing more breakouts and leaving my skin dry by the end of the day, I took the jump to Oil of Olay! I am now using the Regenerist line serum and microfirming cream, the Regenerist skin clearing face wash and the 7 in 1 day cream with SPF. I have been using it for about 2 weeks, and I have seen SUCH a difference, thank God! My skin is smoother, clearer, and firmer! I'm so happy I took the plunge so I can save myself lots of money in the long run and find it in any local pharmacy instead of ordering online or going to a doctor's office. 

Seriously, I am sticking to this product line for now and I think you guys will be happy if you try it as well. Please give me some feedback on your results with Oil of Olay or any other lines you have had a noteworthy experience with and let's keep each other looking and feeling beautiful...without breaking the bank!

Until next time,



  1. Love Oil of Olay, but am allergic to it. Any suggestions for SUPER sensitive skin?

  2. Kristen,
    I can completely identify with you on the problematic skin and years of trying different treatments! I've flipflopped from trying new remedies to harsh treatments by dermatologists. Recently, I was referred to a facialist that has completely changed my skin-type. I too had cystic acne as well as melasma from years of tanning - after 1 session with Julie Lindh, I saw dramatic improvements in my skin. She travels back and forth from New York, to LA, to Sweden. If you are interested in her services, let me know!
    @ashleyspivey (ps - I'm a Wilmington girl too!)

  3. To answer your question about sensitive skin, I definitely recommend Cetaphil. My sister and mom both have sensitive skin and it works wonders for them!