Anyway, I thought I'd do a post on the products I've been using regularly this month. I always find it interesting to see what girls use on their skin, even though I know what works for me might not work for you, and vice versa. I have three different cleansers/scrubs I rotate between (Aveeno Skin Brightening daily scrub, Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Foaming scrub, Cetaphil, and Proactiv), and I also don't stick to just one moisturizer (I switch off between the one I'm posting about here, and Neutrogena Moisture oil-free for sensitive skin).
First is something I'm new to using, but have grown up hearing my mom rant and rave about- Pond's Cold Cream. I like this for a few reasons:
-It allows you to loosen up face makeup before cleansing
-It's easy to remove eye makeup (I use a cotton ball), and it's gentle on eyes
-It lasts a lot longer for me than normal liquid eye makeup remover, so my value is better (And it's a little cheaper for me)
The lotion consistency is weird to get used to at first, especially if you're like me and have always used liquid makeup removers, but I like it now!
Next is Proactiv Renewing Cleanser.
I actually didn't purchase any of the Proactiv products I have- my sister tried it a while back, didn't like how the benzoyl peroxide worked for her, and never used it again. I guess she ordered a few of everything, because both this cleanser and the toner were unopened, sitting in the back of my bathroom cabinet.
Anyway, I like what it's doing for me so far. Although I don't have acne, I had some small blemishes that have cleared up some since I started using this a couple weeks ago. I was surprised by this, because typically I don't like benzoyl peroxide acne products.
Proactic Revitalizing Toner
This I've used longer than the cleaser, and let me say, I swear by toners. I've always loved the results I see from them. I saturate a cotton ball with this, and run it across my face after washing.
Lastly is Target brand's Up & Up Moisturizing Lotion Radiant Skin w/ SPF 15- comparable to Aveeno Positively Radiant daily moisturizer SPF 30.
This is the first time I've used this moisturizer, actually. I'm a long-time fan of the Aveeno, but I was trying to save money when I purchased this, so I got the Target brand. Anyway, they aren't exact dupes or anything. This one is pretty thick, even though it has a lower SPF than Aveeno's. I like it now that I've gotten used to the thick consistency. It does have a slight smell, but it goes away after you apply it to your face and let it dry in.
These products are listed in the order I use them in, by the way. I'm not sure if it's "right" to use the cold cream first, but I like the idea of it loosening my makeup before I wash my face.
What are some of your favorite skin cleansers/moisturizers? Is it hard for you to find quality products that deliver top results?