My 4 Product Morning Skincare Routine That’s Simple & Effective for Women Over 40

Pro-Aging Morning Skincare Routine

Anyone else struggling with skin so dry it looks like the Sahara? Lordy, it’s like a never-ending battle for me this time of year to keep my skin hydrated. I typically lean most heavily on my all-time favorite skincare line, Colleen Rothschild. If you have dryer skin or are looking for an amazing skincare routine that is simple and effective, I wanted to break down my current, morning, 4-step skincare routine. There is a reason I’ve been using many of these products for years…they are gentle on mature skin AND they actually work!

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morning skincare routine over 40

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colleen Rothschild Pro-Aging Morning Skincare Routine

mature skincare routine

Step 1) Radiant Cleansing Balm

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! I also use it at night, and it takes off all of your makeup from the day…including eye makeup! I’ve mentioned this balm SO many times before so if you’re already as big of a fan as I am, I highly recommend getting the jumbo size. 

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.

mandelic acid radiance serum

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Step 2) Madelic Acid Radiance Serum

For next level, gentle exfoliation, try the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum.   It is a treatment that leaves your skin looking brighter and smoother over time. The Mandelic Acid exfoliates beautifully, getting rid of dead skin cells, and boosting radiance! This is another pro-aging powerhouse I’ve been using for years. The website says to use this item at night but I also love using it in the morning.

How To Use: Apply to your clean face using a cotton pad or your fingertips. Massage evenly into face, neck, and chest. Do not rinse. Let it fully absorb before moving on to your next skincare step.

Pro-Aging Morning Skincare Routine colleen Rothschild extreme recovery cream

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Step #3) Extreme Recovery Cream & Face Oil No. 9

This next step is one you can alter a bit depending on your skincare needs. We live at 9500 feet in one of the driest climates in the US so it’s safe to say I need a little extra hydration. I’ve talked with Colleen about how to combat this dryness during the winter and she suggests combining the Extreme Recovery Cream with Face Oil No. 9 to create the ultimate hydration concoction.

Extreme Recovery Cream

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 or don’t need the extra hydration, try the Sheer Renewal Cream instead which also acts as an awesome foundation primer. The Extreme Recovery Cream now comes in a jumbo size if you know you already love it!

Face Oil No. 9

Face Oil No. 9 has been one of Colleen Rothschild’s best sellers for years and it’s my favorite face oil! It’s SO good! The smell, the texture, the feel… everything is amazing! It’s not too greasy and it absorbs quickly. By the way, if you are new to Colleen Rothschild’s product, I highly recommend trying the Discovery Collection. It includes 6 travel-sized products to try…including the face oil and the recovery cream!

How To Use:

Extreme Recovery Cream – Can be used day and night. Massage into clean, dry face and neck after you’ve applied serums.
Face Oil No. 9 – Combine with Extreme Recovery Cream for extra hydration. On its own, massage 3-4 drops into face, neck, and chest after cleansing and applying serums. Best to use at night (or during the day if you live in dry climates).
*Don’t forget to put any excess product on the backs of your hands and chest.

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colleen Rothschild eye serum Retinol Supreme Eye Serum

Step #4) Retinol Supreme Eye Serum

Last but certainly not least…the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum! This is an anti-aging must-have. Retinol is the gold standard when it comes to combatting fine lines and wrinkles. I love the cool, soothing applicator that is super easy to apply. It also acts as an amazing primer for concealer. You’ll LOVE this. I pretty much guarantee it.

How To Use: Gently squeeze the tube to dispense the serum onto the cooling applicator. Glide the applicator from the inner to outer eye area. Use your ring finger to gently pat the serum into your skin.

Any Specific Skincare Questions? Let us know in the comments below!

Huge thank you to Colleen Rothschild for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive some incredible style resources. If you’re struggling with style or just need a style refresh, don’t forget about our Style Made Simple course!
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2 thoughts on “My 4 Product Morning Skincare Routine That’s Simple & Effective for Women Over 40

  1. If you use the face oil on its own, you say to use it after cleansing. To clarify, does that mean using it between steps 1 & 2, the cleansing and the radiance serum?

    1. If using the No. 9 face oil on its own, you’ll want to use it after cleansing and applying serums. I appreciate you pointing out that confusion on the instructions here, we’ve gone ahead and updated the post to read more clearly. I just know you’ll love all of these skincare products, Maureen!! ~Erin xo

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