I’ve tried A LOT of skincare products. I mean a lot! I have a few holy grail items I can’t live without and most of them are from my favorite skincare line…Colleen Rothschild! I did a live Q & A with Colleen herself last month and she gave me some great tips for my skincare routine that will be helpful for anyone in their 40s!
A quick note about my skin: I have really dry skin normally and then living at high altitude adds to the dryness. I’m also 46 so anti-aging (AKA skin brightening, diminishing fine lines) is a high priority for me.
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Over 40, we need products that are gentle on our mature skin and that includes gentle cleansers. Colleen Rothschild’s Radiant Cleansing Balm is nothing short of AMAZING! The smell and rich, creamy feel is spa-like. If you’re not familiar with a cleansing balm, it’s definitely different than a normal cleanser. You massage it into dry skin (versus wet) and it’s a thicker consistency. It took me a while to get used to but now I exclusively use balm or oil for cleansing. It just feels so much better on my skin! Plus, it takes off all of your makeup from the day…including eye makeup!
How To Use: Use morning and night on dry skin. Place on dry hands, rub fingertips to warm, massage into face. Use wet muslin cloth (comes with balm purchase) to wipe off.
The Dream Team: Extreme Recovery Cream & Face Oil No. 9
I mentioned that my skin is really dry due to Colorado altitude. We are talking 9,000+ feet! If you’ve ever visited Telluride, you’ve probably experienced how the air sucks your skin dry within the first day or two. When I chatted with Colleen in August, we talked about how to combat that dryness. She suggested combining two of my favorite products for the ultimate hydration combination…the Extreme Recovery Cream and the Face Oil No. 9!
Face Oil No. 9 is one of Colleen’s best sellers and my favorite face oil…period. It’s SO good! The smell, the texture, the feel… everything is amazing! It’s not too greasy and it absorbs quickly. It also smells divine.
The Extreme Recovery Cream is REALLY hydrating and packed with good stuff like hyaluronic acid! Even if you don’t have super dry skin, this moisturizer is great! If you have oily skin, try the Sheer Renewal Cream instead which also acts as an awesome foundation primer.
How To Use:
Extreme Recovery Cream – Can be used day and night. Massage into clean, dry face and neck.
Face Oil No. 9 – Combine with Extreme Recovery Cream for extra hydration. On it’s own, massage 3-4 drops into face, neck, and chest after cleansing. Best to use at night.
*Don’t forget to put any excess product on the backs of your hands and chest.
If you’re here for my anti-aging must-have…this is it! I use the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum to keep my eyes looking youthful and to combat crow’s feet. Retinol is the gold standard ingredient for anti-aging.
How To Use: Use at night after cleansing. Gently pat it around the eyes with your ring finger.
More From Colleen Rothschild
Find more of my favorite Colleen Rothschild products and posts below…
Three Of The Anti-Aging Treatments I Use For Youthful Skin
Best Skincare Gifts For The Women In Your Life
I’ve Tried A Lot Of Skincare Products, These Are Three I Really Can’t Live Without
The Best Skincare
My Skincare Secrets
How To Have a Spa Day At Home
Nighttime Skincare Routine