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What’s (Still) on Your Skin Care Wish List?

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I noticed in the comments on the last Monday Poll that a lot of gals really want to focus on skin care this year, which got me thinking that 1) I’m not the only one! And, 2) I need to update my spring skin care wish list. 🙂

Not to toot my own horn…but I think I’m pretty good about taking off my makeup every night, then washing my face and moisturizing, but as far as my overall skin care diligence, I could do much, much better, like when it comes to exfoliating and using (*GULP*) sunscreen, and diligently using anti-aging serums.

I know, I know! — I used to be a sunscreen zealot, but somewhere between Exhausted Ave. and Sleepless Blvd. I fell off the wagon (there was a loud thump!), so I want to get back on it.

Unfortunately, one of the side effects of that is spending hours reading about skin care online and chatting with other gals about skin care products they like, and then compiling a new skin care “wish list.”

Yes, I realize that Christmas just passed, and a list this length is all sorts of ridiculous, but this is how I amuse myself. 🙂

My skin care wish list is ever growing (these are for the Spring Santa!). It currently contains mostly anti-aging products (toners and treatments), but there are also some moisturizers, cleansers and sunscreens on it.

Here’s the edited, pared-down version…

The anti-aging products, i.e. the toners and treatments

  • Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid ($29)
    This salicylic acid toner is at the top of my list. I know so many gals who swear by it for general anti-aging, and for evening their skin tone and clearing blocked pores. My skin does well with BHAs, so l’d really like to try it. I just found out that Nordstrom sells the line, and they do have that generous return policy…
  • Biologique Recherche P50 1970 Lotion ($62)
    This cult classic toner was my Christmas present to myself, but it hasn’t officially arrived yet. I ordered it from Rescue Spa, and now I’m waiting with baited breath!
  • Paula’s Choice Resist C15 Super Booster ($49)
    I’m still looking for a less expensive alternative to SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, which is a vitamin C serum I love…but it’s $165!

    I’ve heard good things about Resist C15 and hope to try it, but I need to finish a bottle of Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum first.

  • DHC CoQ10 Lotion ($47)
    They call this a lotion, but it’s really a toner. It’s filled with compounds for 30+ skin, like alpha AHAs, Coenzyme Q10, antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, and I’ve heard good things about it..
  • Prescription Retin-A (price varies)
    I’ve had prescriptions to products containing different levels of Retin-A over the years, but I always stopped and started and stopped using them because I couldn’t handle the peeling.

    Well, I’ve decided that I want to try them again this year, and I’m just gonna power through it.

  • Obagi Nu Derm (price varies)
    This multi-step hyperpigmentation and anti-aging treatment is available from dermatologists. I had a friend who used it years ago, and it completely evened out her skin tone and transformed her skin — seriously, she looked like she had baby skin! I’ve been wanting to try it for a while, but it’s expensive.

    It’s hard to nail down an exact price online, but it seems to be in the $300-400 range (!). So this is a long-term maybe/possibly want.




What’s currently on your skin care wish list? LET IT ALL OUT, GIRL.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

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