It has been quite some time since I shared skincare on the blog, and I recently made A LOT of changes! So it is DEFINITELY time for an updated skincare routine post! A few weeks ago, I met with my esthetician, Valerie, at Rejuv (in Bernardsville NJ if you’re local), and she is the absolute best! Valerie set me up with a completely new routine with a line, Collin, that is sold in Rejuv & many other spas! It has been just a little over two weeks since I started this routine, and I cannot BELIEVE the DIFFERENCE in my skin!
My skin is combination, so I have excess oil in my t-zone, and dry patches everywhere else. That being said, getting my skin to be all one moisture level and smooth is not an easy task without any professional help! For those of you who have been readers for a while, you know that I have rather textured cheeks, and by some miracle, Valerie and the Collin skincare line have already minimized this by at least 50%!!
The line, Collin, has worked WONDERS on my face!
What causes the texture| Texture can be the results of many things such as diet or dehydration, but for me, my skin cells do not shed off the surface of my skin rapidly enough, and then new skin grows over them. This results in little tiny bumps all over my face. If you have textured skin, this may not be the problem for you- many other factors could be responsible, so consult your esthetician for more info!
Keep reading for all of the details on the products that have rocked my skincare world!
Okay, so below you will find all of the Collin products that Valerie set me up with, and the extras that I use! To start with the Collin products: Valerie suggested that I tried the Collin Discovery Kit before purchasing the full sized products, but here is what is comes with- 1. The Sensiderm Cleansing Milk, 2. The Sensiderm Treating Mist, & 3. The Sensiderm Cream! Outside of the kit I purchased the Active Exfoliant Powder, and the Derm Renewal Booster which contains 10% alpha hydroxy acid.
This cleanser is the bomb.com! It is for sensitive skin of all types, and it is designed to remove impurities & dissolve sebum (a fancy word for oil). It removes ALL of my makeup without leaving my skin feeling dry or stripped.
This treating mist is also designed for all sensitive skin types and it is fragrance and alcohol-free. It has a super soothing effect, and it treats & heals your skin with its magical formula composed of honey and aloe vera extracts.
This serum is literally some kind of magical potion! Since it has 10% alpha hydroxy acid it is basically a mini chemical peel every night (which is AMAZING if you have texture like I do)! It reveals the next layer of skin for a more healthy glow, and improves its clarity!
This moisturizer is specially designed to meet the needs of sensitive, fragile and reactive skin, and it visibly reduces skin redness & discoloration. It is hydrating enough to aid my dry patches, but not too heavy that it clogs my pores or produces more oil in my t-zone.
Some days I switch this this moisturizer because it has dark spot corrective properties, & SPF 30.
This is the most insane exfoliant I have EVER used. The craziest part is that its not based with sugar or any sort of grit. It is a powder that when mixed with water makes beautiful things happen on your face. It is a triple action exfoliating powder that combines gentle mechanical, enzymatic and chemical actions to remove dead cells. It leaves your skin looking & feeling softer after just one use!
These are the only makeup wipes I have ever used that do not leave a film on my face, or cause redness. I typically use them when I have on more makeup than normal, AND after the gym because they immediately kill the bacteria on your face from sweat.
This is honestly my favorite product in the world. It is literally like some kind of hydration camp for your face! AND it smells ahmazing!! I use this once or twice a week as an overnight mask
Step Four Derm Renewal Booster| This is a night time ONLY product! Since it has 10% Alpha Hydroxy acid, it must be applied very sparingly. Since it acts as a light peel, it literally refreshes & repairs your skin overnight. After using this nightly for just a few weeks, it has already reviled a brand new glowing layer of my skin!
Sometimes Amore Pacific Sleeping Recovery Mask if my skin is feeling extra dry! Great secret weapon for fall & winter months!
As always, let me know if you have any questions! xo