Sunday, September 9, 2012

my ten must haves for a luminous face.

  • Clean & Clear Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser {sensitive skin}, only product i can use that doesn't sting my eyes when i wash my eye makeup off.
  • St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub, i use on my face and neck in the shower a couple times a week, especially after yoga or a sweaty workout.
  • ROC Daily Resurfacing Disks, i use regularly, perfect to use after working out {i rotate between this and the St. Ives, you don't want to over exfoliate}.
  • ROC Retinal Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, use daily to block harmful rays.
  • ROC Retinol Correxion MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System 1, this is part one of a two part system, i use this every night.
  • ROC Retinol Correxion MAX Wrinkle Resurfacing System Resurfacing Serum 2, this feels amazing going on and my skin instantly looks amazing. Love! Love! Love!
  • ROC Complete Lift Contouring Eye Roller, refreshing on the eyes, can sting a bit, i use every other night, so i don't get irritated, dry lids.
  • Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion Treatment with Derma-Crystals 1st Step, Olay Regenerist Peel Activator Serum with Lactic Acid 2nd Step, i've had both microdermabrasion and peels by a facialist with great results, but there's down time and lots of irritation and discomfort, this is a great way to get an at-home result. i use this three times a week, at night, to keep my skin renewed. it warms as you use it. i love it! 
  • Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 55 or 70 with Helioplex, I use this for beach days. it's lightweight, but sort of 'whitish' on your skin, so rub in well to avoid the dreaded ghost look.
  • Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Body Gloss, this has subtle illuminators and softens, looks pretty on the collarbone area. i like to put this on in the daytime and at night.
none of these companies paid me 
to try or speak about their products. 
i just really love these 
and as i am particularly concerned 
with taking great care of my skin, 
so i thought i'd share some of my favorites. 
i use all of these on my face and neck regularly. 
best of all, all of them can be found at Target, 
Walmart or your local drug store. 
they're inexpensive and they work.

i love the routine of taking care of my skin,
always have, but now even more so 
that i'm getting older.
i have been a beach girl my whole life,
{let's just say that i get lots of vitamin D},
so it's especially important to me that 
i protect and nurture my skin.

let me know if you have any questions, 
i'm not an expert just an enthusiast.

stay tuned for upcoming posts; 
My Ten Must Haves for 
Easy, Breezy, Beautiful California Girl Hair 
and My Top Ten Favorite Styling Tips
and more.


  1. I have wondered about the Olay microdermabrasion sets. I am completely going to take the plunge now. I have come to an age when I need to really pay better attention to my skin.

    I'm also going to be on the lookout for the resurfacing disks for post workout.

    Thanks so much for this post, Kerri

  2. i should note that i do a lot of 'exfoliating', if you have sensitive skin, this may not work for your skin type. my skin is normal, maybe a bit on the dry side.

  3. Thanks for noting that you wrote just because you love the stuff! I have that super sensitive skin that my dermatologist warned me not to experiment too much with exfoliating products. *sigh* but I love that apricot scrub for the body. Two things I have wondered about and now will try: that eye roller and the palmers cocoa butter. Thanks for posting!


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