Trying a new tool to treat my stressed skin, prone to redness. While I am not as dry as I was this winter, I have learned I tend to underestimate how hydrated my skin is. And a boost in collagen production can’t hurt either (provided by essential oils, seaweed, vitamins and flowers). Even though edelweiss flower is a natural UVA/UVB protection, I still encourage everyone to use a physical sunblock with zinc and titanium oxide. This is actually more a lotion than a cream in consistency so don’t expect a heavy layer of moisture, but a couple of layers make for soft and supple, hydrated skin. And after a couple evenings of use, I do think the redness in my face has diminished.
Those Evian spray bottles from the 1980’s remind me of my grandmother. And while I am fond of the memories, I never understood what that spray did. But with my 30s came, drier and more sensitive skin and have started paying attention to anything soothing and anti-aging. I have found this line is really well suited to sensitive skin so I was happy to give this rosewater a shot. A bonus: rosewater has been proven to improve skin clarity (nothing worse than an adult pimple). I am not sure how I feel about the pedigree of the roses – wouldn’t regular roses do? The formula uses the purest petals from roses in the hills of Grasse, France during the month of May. I think the pretty packaging adds to the hefty price tag. But this spray really is refreshing. It instantly relieves angry skin and for adult acne, anything is worth a shot. ($56)
I usually don’t talk much about products I haven’t tried, but I felt this new collection from Philosophy was worth mentioning. Since I have sensitive skin that is prone to redness, items from this collection are on my list to buy. Particularly, in the hot Texas summer, my skin can get pretty rosy (nice way of saying splotchy). I have already heard rave reviews about the soothing super soothing moisturizer for redness and sensitivity. This could make a great nighttime cream. The collection includes:
keep the peace
super soothing moisturizer for redness and sensitivity
super soothing serum for redness and sensitivity
protective color corrector spf 20
super soothing instant relief mask for redness and sensitivity
One could say I have “reactive redness”. That seems like a not so nice way of saying I have a lovely reddish tone to my skin, especially in the winter. I don’t really like the idea of using a green pigmented cream or concealer (just seems too artificial). So when Clinique launched the advertising campaign for their Redness Solutions lines, I though they could be on to something. I picked up the loose mineral powder. It has a nice consistency, no smell and is oil-free and talc-free. And it did a fabulous job of eliminating the redness in my skin. It did slightly dry out my winter skin and the loose powder is hard to travel with. But I plan on picking up the pressed powder for the summer when my skin isn’t so parched.