As I have gotten older I have begun to notice fine lines around my eyes and mouth. I also have some scars as a result from acne, which leaves red patches on my skin. I had heard about Bio-Oil being a good remedy for this so I purchased it from Rite Aide. You use it as a spot treatment, massaging it into the skin twice a day, applying it before anything else. I have been using it religiously for a couple months and I have noticed a real difference around my eyes especially. The lines look much fainter. My coworker even said something about it! Needless to say I am in love with this stuff.
St Ives Green Tea Cleanser $6
I bought this cleanser by mistake and have been loving it ever since! I use it at night to wash off my makeup and I just love the way it makes my skin feel clean but not dry. Also, I have noticed that overall my skin looks better. It is more even toned and I haven't had any breakouts. This may partly be because of the Bio-Oil, but I definately think this cleanser is helping a lot as well.
I used to buy expensive shampoos and styling products but was never really satisfied with my hair. One day I thought I would give Pantene a try and I've been sold ever since. My hair feels great, looks great and styles great. Most recently I have been using their heat protection spray and my hair stylist could feel the difference.
Osmotics Crease-less $85
I work for this company so it is easy for me to rave about their products. I won't rave about all of them though, only the ones I really love. Crease-less is one of those products. This is a serum that helps reduce the appearance of expression lines. Obviously this is one of my biggest concerns with my skin, as you can probably tell. This works great with the Bio-Oil and I notice an immediate difference. As long as I have these two products I will never need botox!
Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque $4
I do not have acne prone skin but about once a month (I'm sure you know when) everything goes wacky and I get yucky pimples on my chin and forehead. I use this masque to really clean out my skin and dry up all those nasty bumps. I only use this masque about 3 times a month. When my skin is not breaking out I use their mud masque which is also great.
So there you have it. Now keep in mind that this is just a small sampling of products that I use and love. I haven't even included any makeup products! I think I will do one for that as well. As you can see I use mostly drug store brands. I do not believe that you need to spend a million bucks to maintain yourself. But, I do believe that there are some higher end products out there that do amazing things and if you can afford it, why not? I use a lot of Osmotics products because I get them for free from my company. When I no longer work here I will have to look for a cheaper route as $85-$150 per product is a bit high for me!
So ladies, how about you? What are some beauty products that you can't live without? I'm always looking for something new!