This all started when I begged for help in this blog: Help this girl find something that’ll work. I had responses I never anticipated including Jan Voss (@Jan3005) who sent me samples of Arbonne. (A fantastic product, just out of my budget right now.)
I’ve had to find skin care products that I can afford and find in stores near me. I’m not satisfied with the makeup selection I’ve found. I’m currently using Covergirl products and the little bit of Bare Minerals I have left. (I lost all my makeup and all my brushes late last year, haven’t been able to afford or justify the $80ish it would cost to replace the brushes and makeup I lost.) So here’s the Covergirl stuff: Currently I have Covergirl: and It does an ok job, especially now that my skin has smoothed out.
I really love the “Wave™” by Neutrogena.
My first one went away with the rest of my makeup, but I recently got the Wave™ Duo and I really like it, I have two kinds of pads, the ones that come with the initial purchase plus a pack of the “Gentle Exfoliating Pads.” My skin is noticeably smoother though I don’t use the exfoliating pads every day to prevent dryness.
It’s cute, it’s travel friendly for me because the pads don’t have the potential to leak like regular cleansers. (I would suggest you remove the batteries before packing it in your luggage!) Now, it is loud, and I’m sure not for everyone. But I really enjoy the Wave™. The biggest thing is to make sure the pad covers the disc, otherwise your face could get scratched!
And lastly, finally found my sensitive skin friendly moisturizer. This one didn’t have sun screen in it, boo, but I’ll have to find some other way to deal with this…however, I am happy to report my skin hasn’t reacted to the lotion.
I really would love to get a new “starter set” with BareEscentuals (Bare Minerals),but that’s $60! I love the ease of mixing colors because my skin goes from very white to tan during the year. I’ve had no problems with the products or the brushes– huge for my skin. The only thing I don’t know is if I need to go light or fairly light.