New Skincare products that I’m using and loving

new skincare products


1. Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum: I’ve been using this serum on my chest area, an area that has a TON of sun spots (ugh), for a few weeks now and I totally see a difference.  And, since I’m usually skeptical about lightening creams, this is big news.

2. Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream: Kiehl’s has done it once again; I’m into this new anti-aging moisturizer.  It helps to correct the most visible signs of aging (e.g. eye wrinkles!) and also lifts, firms and sculpts face contours…what more can you ask of a daily moisturizer?

3. Dr. Jessica Wu Active Enzyme Micro-Polish Exfoliator: With my skin being so sensitive, I have to be careful about what kind of exfoliators I use…but when I found out that Dr. Wu came up with this version, I knew I was in capable hands.  This innovative dual-action facial treatment exfoliates in two ways: finely ground Ivory Palm Seed physically scrubs and sweeps away dead skin cells, while the time-released encapsulated Enzyme Complex gently exfoliates, using Papaya and Pineapple Enzymes, to reveal glowing, healthier looking skin without irritation.

Obsessed: Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser

Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser

Last week I was treated to an amazing facial and massage at the Murad Inclusive Health Spa down in El Segundo, and I walked out relaxed and glowing.  Seriously, my skin was luminous which always reminds me that I NEED to have facials more often.  I’ve always been really impressed with Dr. Murad’s product line and my latest obsession, to no surprise, is the Murad Soothing Gel Cleanser.  I love me some gel cleanser because, as someone with dry, sensitive skin, it’s really the ONLY way to wash your face.  The Murad version comforts and cools reactive, irritated, or red skin with a patented gel formula that helps relieve tightness and discomfort. Goji berry, peppermint leaf, and licorice root extracts help calm the signs of inflammation. Moisture enriched beads soften rough, dry skin to restore smoothness and suppleness to skin, while pomegranate extract promotes strong and healthy skin.  It’s really just FUN to wash my face with this stuff, which is always a win in my book.

Reader Question: How do I simplify my skincare regimen?

Simplify your skincare regimen

One of the most common reader questions that I get is on the topic of simplifying your skincare regimen. What do you REALLY need to use? How often?  In what order?  When?  These are all completely valid questions, especially given the fact that beauty brands come out with dozens of new products every year.  And, here’s a secret, a lot of the “new” products are really just the same formula with a new name and new product packaging!  It’s true.  So here, I break down exactly what you need: a simple skincare regimen with the fewest products possible.  Of course, you can always add treatments (based on your specific concerns) into your regimen but this list is the bare necessities, and a few product recommendations.  I’ve included high-end brands and drugstore brands, so you can decide where you want to splurge.

MORNING (in order of use):

EVENING (in order of use):