My goodness, I am downright GIDDY about today’s post.
We’re not only talking skincare, we are talking about it WITH COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD. AND THERE IS a 25% SITE WIDE SALE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW. Code: FAMILY25
So y’all know I’ve been using Colleen Rothschild skin care products almost exclusively for about 5 years now and that I’m a big believer in the products. My mom, sister, and countless other friends are now champions of the brand as well. We are LOYAL. What can I say, great results produce loyal customers, plain and simple.
And if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’m absolutely passionate about sharing things I love with others. When I truly love a product (whether it’s a face mask or pair of jeans), I want to make sure that others know about it too. And it of course makes me so happy when y’all fall in love with something I love. Such has been the case with Colleen Rothschild products. I get SO MUCH JOY when I receive e-mails from readers who are now as devoted to the brand as I am. I feel like I’ve created this loyal little army of Colleen lovers like me.
THESE. PRODUCTS. WORK.
And it’s not just the products I love. If you remember my Colleen Rothschild Told Me To post from a couple of years ago, you know that I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Colleen and her husband Stan on a couple of different occasions. They are just so kind and so lovely.
So I love the brand, and I love the people behind the brand too, which is why I’m doubly excited for today’s post. BECAUSE COLLEEN IS ANSWERING OUR SKINCARE QUESTIONS TODAY!
I have to tell you, I’m just tickled that Colleen was gracious enough to agree to participate in this post. I get product questions from y’all quite frequently, and although I can always answer about my experience with a product, I’m definitely not speaking as an expert.
WELL, I WOULD SAY THAT COLLEEN IS AN EXPERT.
So I asked all of you for your skincare questions, and the questions flooded in.
Listen, we all know that skincare is so important, but it’s no secret that it’s also incredibly overwhelming to most! I’m just so happy that Colleen is going to help us work through all of our questions today. And I mean, seriously. Who better to ask about skincare?!?
Let’s go ahead and get started! (Side note: She also recorded some answers via video, and I’ll be sharing those on intagram stories soon, so be sure and keep a look out for that!)
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WITH COLLEEN
Question: How did you get your start in skin care? What’s your background? @shannon_leyerly
Answer: I started behind the scenes in manufacturing over 25 years ago… I’ve worked on formulations for many beauty brands all over the world. A few years ago, my husband Stan and I set out to create my signature line. I brought all of my experience together to create a high-performance, results driven line that offers the ultimate sensory-rich experience. My goal is to make my customers feel good and enjoy their experience with us.
Question: I get confused with all the products and the order of using them! Can you help with that? @moriacox
Answer: The easiest rule to remember is to layer your formulas from thin to thick. Your outermost layers will always be a face oil, or your most emollient formula – and SPF always goes on last in the morning to protect your skin! Another great rule of thumb, is: Cleanse, Treat, Moisturize. Sometimes all you need is a simple, pared down routine to get your best skin.
Question: I use the cleansing balm, the acid radiance serum, and the vitamin c complex. I recently retired from teaching so money is now together and I need to rethink what I spend on skin care. But I am 66 so I’m looking at wrinkles, sun spots, etc. ha! I would love to hear what to use that is the most important and how to use it (what order do I apply the products, when do I use which product…etc). I don’t want to waste the product I do have putting it on incorrectly. Thanks for introducing us to her skincare. I really do love it. -Jo
Answer: Thank you so much for being such a great customer, Jo. You are already using great items.
For a simple AM routine, I recommend Cleansing Balm, Vitamin C Complex + a Moisturizer.
For a simple PM routine, I recommend Cleansing Balm, Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum + a Moisturizer.
Consider trying out the Extreme Recovery Cream – it can be used both AM & PM!
Question: Best morning routine/evening routine products? @staceynwade
Answer: See answer above for a simple morning and evening routine regimen, but if you are looking to target certain “issues”, more specific products could be recommended. If you don’t know where to start and are interested in sampling some products, try out the 7-Piece Discovery Collection. It comes with both AM & PM products to try out before you buy full size of anything.
Question: Love your products! When will the Tahitian body wash be back in stock? @mbharmony
Answer: VERY SOON! The easiest way to stay up to date on new launches and restocks is through our beauty newsletter – our subscribers hear it first!
Questions: Moisturizer with SPF?? @emfreitag / Do you have plans to introduce an SPF product soon?? @Ali.trauger
Answer: Believe it or not, products with SPF are some of the trickiest formulations and require months (and sometimes years!) of testing. Stay tuned, our new SPF will be launching very soon and I guarantee you will love it.
Question: Is it necessary to wipe all products down the neck and chest, or just certain ones? @wyobyday
Answer: The neck is easily one of the first places we start to show aging, along with our eyes and hands. You should always move any excess product down your neck and to the back of your hands to keep them looking the same “age” as the skin on your face. If you are running low on product, prioritize a treatment, like an exfoliator or a serum, and an ultra-rich moisturizer.
Question: Can you use acids and retinol at the same time? @mcleodlife
Answer: While you can use them in conjunction to achieve your skincare goals, it is not recommend to use them consecutively in one evening. You should avoid using acids and retinol products together so that you do not over-sensitize or over-exfoliate the skin, which can cause irritation, breakouts, redness and affect the skin’s pH.
Question: My husband has terrible rosacea. What products do you recommend? @jenn_nee505
Answer: Our new CBD Oil. It was formulated specifically for customers who suffer from sensitive, reactive skin issues.
Question: I’m 8 weeks pregnant. What products can I use and what products should I steer clear of? @jenn_nee505
Answer: While you are pregnant or nursing, it is ALWAYS best to check in with your doctor on any current or new beauty products you are using. As a general rule of thumb, it is best to stay away from products that contain retinol, or other forms of retinol, as well as most AHAs and BHAs as a precaution.
Question: How clean are your products? @carmenjoyk
Answer: I think it’s important to note that no two companies or brands have the same definition of “clean” in the beauty world, but I can assure you that our products are always formulated without: Parabens, SLS/SLES Sulfates, Phthalates, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, PABA, Toluene, Benzene. My product philosophy is to provide the ultimate sensory-rich experience that combines the best botanical ingredients that nature has to offer with the latest innovations in modern science and technology.
Question: What is the best treatment for tech neck? @mommadingo
Answer: Try out this cocktail: Mix Face Oil No. 9 with Extreme Recovery Cream. It will plump those fine lines and wrinkles throughout the neck area, and you can apply it with medium pressure, similar to a massage.
Question: I am on retin-a from my dermatologist, how do I work that into my CR skin routine? @alwisepa
Answer: Check in with your dermatologist first, but when using a retin-a product, you will want to limit sun exposure, always apply SPF and find a moisturizer that works best for you. Avoid the overuse of exfoliating products, which may further irritate the skin. The new CBD Face Oil is a great nourishing oil that can calm sensitive skin that is prone to acne and redness.
Question: Older skin, but oily, not dry!!!! Lots of acne. Help! @mrsbethlkaiser
Answer: Add in a face oil. Customers with oily skin will gasp at the thought of adding oil, but then come back to write a review or share a testimonial on how wonderfully nourished, glowing and CLEAR their skin is looking. Try it – you won’t regret it! Our Face Oil No. 9 is a great option.
Question: What is the best way to prep your skin to apply serums and creams? Also eye area? @stephensintx
Answer: Keep skin balanced. Two of my favorites products to use in the morning are the Balancing Gel Cleanser, which balances the skin’s pH and leaves the skin feeling so soft, and the Matcha Tea Treatment Toner, which reduces redness, prohibits bacteria and calms the skin.
Question: Based on Sheaffer’s reviews, I have tried a variety of CR products. I’m not sure that I have found the right combination for me though. I am 52 years old, so fine lines, wrinkles and dull skin are an awareness for me. The challenge comes in that I am also prone to regular breakouts, mainly whiteheads on my chin and the side of my nose. Please help! -Michelle
Answer: I recommend trying out the Glycolic Peel Pads with Blue Agave. The pads have quickly become a top seller and for good reason – the 10% blend of glycolic and lactic acids increase cellular turnover, keeping skin super clear and bright. (These pads are sold out right now, but we are working hard to get them back soon!)
QUESTIONS REGARDING AGING SKIN:
Questions: Best skincare routine for fine lines ?? @the_amybray
Starting to get fine lines in my 30’s! What can I use?? @caseycoffeeburns
Answer: Keep it simple, but don’t forget to exfoliate (I recommend the dual enzyme polish or the micro mineral resurfacing scrub) and moisturize. As we age, our skin cells renew at a slower rate, causing the skin to look dull and dehydrated which enhances the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Speed up skin cell renewal by using products with retinol, AHAs or BHAs, and select a moisturizer that will plump up fine lines and lock in moisture.
And it’s never too early to start using anti-aging products. Two of my favorite products to address fine lines are the Age Renewal Super Serum and the Retinol Supreme Night Oil. Use the Age Renewal Super Serum in the morning – it is chock full of peptides, collagen boosters, hyaluronic acid and other key nutrients that will keep your skin looking plump and nourished all day long. Then, use my Retinol Supreme Night Oil in the evening – it combines nourishing oils, potent Vitamin C and stabilized retinol to regenerate your skin overnight.
Question: What product(s) do you recommend for forehead wrinkles! TY! @julmarod
Answer: Try out the Extreme Recovery Cream. It has such a silky, yet bouncy texture that your skin (and those wrinkles) will just drink up!
Question: Better for anti aging/anti wrinkles: retinol supreme oil or age renewal super serum? @mallorybarnardd
Answer: That’s like trying to pick your favorite child!! If I had to pick one over the other, I guess I would have to choose the Age Renewal Super Serum because it can be used in both the morning and in the evening. It can also be used as a booster when added to your daily moisturizer. This concentrated formula will help restore the skin’s complexion to its most youthful radiance and texture.
Question: I have deep wrinkles around my mouth. What is the best product/products to help… @dupriestj
Answer: Definitely incorporate retinol into your routine, and use a skin-plumping moisturizer like the Extreme Recovery Cream. I also love to apply the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum to the fine lines around my lips in the evening. The super emollient texture stays in place throughout the night.
QUESTIONS REGARDING DARK SPOTS/PIGMENTATION/MELASMA – EXFOLIATION:
Many general questions came in regarding dark spots, pigmentation, and melasma. See those questions here: How do you treat the brown spots that just won’t fade? @kgtxgal / Any tips for melasma? @joannacook07 / What products are best for age spots, sun damage and melasma? @scrappinmomi / I would love to know what’s the best combo of products to help get rid of sun spots. I can’t WAIT for this post with Colleen Rothschild!!!! How EXCITING for you!!! – Julie C.
Colleen has one answer for everybody regarding these pesky dark spots that so many of us deal with!
Answer: Everyone should be using a product with Vitamin C and an SPF product every single day! You also need to adopt a consistent exfoliation routine to keep the skin bright and pores clear. My AM favorite is the Vitamin C Treatment Complex, which evens skin tone and provides antioxidant protection throughout the day. In the evening, I recommend using the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum, which is a gentle exfoliant that can be used every day. It enhances skin cell turnover to reveal brighter, clearer, more even looking skin. Plus, the smell is intoxicating – you will look forward to it every night! And be sure to pick up the Glycolic Peel Pads when they are available again.
Sheaffer Asks Colleen
Thank you so much to all of you who submitted questions! I know I had some of the exact same questions, and I was so happy to receive answers from our resident expert. After hearing all Colleen had to say, I know I’m definitely going to start incorporating the Face Oil No. 9 into my routine. I never really gave it a chance because I always thought it would be too much for my skin, but now I have to try it! And I’m also going to start applying the Vitamin C Treatment Complex each morning to help keep all of those nasty free radicals at bay. Oh, and Colleen’s answers reminded me how important it is to consistently exfoliate. I’m going to order more micro mineral resurfacing scrub since I’m almost out and I’m going to be more consistent about using the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum at night to help with my dark spots as well.
To wrap things up, I had some questions of my own for Colleen!
Question: What would be the 1 product that would be the best to share with somebody who has never tried Colleen Rothschild products before?
Answer: The Discovery Kit for sure! It gives such a nice introduction to some of the stars in the line, and one can start to become familiar with a variety of our products.
Question: If you had to use JUST 3 ITEMS FROM YOUR LINE, what would be they?
Answer: I love this question because I think it’s really important for a lot of people to keep things simple, especially when you are first starting to pay attention to skincare. The 3 products I would recommend would be a cleanser (the Balancing Gel Cleanser or the Radiant Cleansing Balm), an exfoliator (the dual enzyme polish or the micro mineral resurfacing scrub), and a moisturizer (like the Extreme Recovery Cream ). You can of course build on products and target problem areas from there.
Question: What is your best seller?
Answer: The answer to this question actually depends on the time of year, but the Face Oil No. 9 is always at the top of the list. I like to mix it with my moisturizer and put it all over my face and neck. I do want to mention that you don’t need to be afraid of your face oil if you have oily skin because it actually keeps sebum (skin oil) at bay. This is a great product for all types of skin
Well, that’s it!
I feel like I personally learned so much today!
Thank you ladies for sending in your questions, and a HUGE thank you to Colleen and her team for answering our questions and even going above and beyond to record some video answers! Remember to look for those soon on instagram stories.
Skincare should be a priority for all of us, and I’m so happy that Colleen is so dedicated to bringing us products that are affordable and do what they say they are going to do!
Don’t forget, right now you can get 25% OFF your entire order with the code FAMILY25.
Update: After receiving Meagan’s comment this morning about her experience with Colleen’s products, I wanted to encourage all of you that already use her products to leave a comment too! Tell us how these products are transforming your skin. First of all, it just makes me happy to hear your stories! Second of all, what a nice THANK YOU it would be to Colleen to read all of your comments. Thanks, ladies!
Shay Shull says
I am so glad that you and Cassie got my mom to use this so that she would insist that I use it too! It’s really life-changing skincare!!
I resisted for so long to try the CR products just because it seemed like every influencer (no offense!) was pushing them. Finally I took the plunge on the discovery kit and oh my gosh, I am so glad I did. Literally every thing I put on my face now is Colleen, from the face balm to gel cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask, polish, serum at night – everything. Ha! They really have made such a difference in the texture & tone of this 40 year old’s skin. I have had these white patches on my cheeks virtually disappear. Pretty amazing!
YES, Meagan! This makes me SO HAPPY!!!! The products are truly amazing, they really work, and they are transforming people’s skin!!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment. xoxo
I have the same story as Meagan. It took me so long to place the order, but I’ve now been using these products religiously for 2 years now. I get compliments on my skin all the time and am so thankful I finally took the plunge.
Hi, Jennifer! I’m thrilled that you are so happy with the products too. I hear this story over and over again. Once somebody finally tries the products, they are HOOKED!!! xoxo
I started using the cleansing balm after I saw you use it in a video and I AM HOOKED! I’ve been using it for about 6 months now and I don’t know exactly how my skin looks different, I just know it does. Thanks! 🙂
That’s awesome, Sarah! Thanks for sharing! xoxo
Jody Forsee says
Great post, Sheaffer!!! I have many CR products and am thrilled that for someone with lifelong acne prone skin, I can use such luxurious products to get great skin. I recently added the a Matcha Tea Treatment Toner and it has been a GAME CHANGER for me. It really preps my skin to receive the serum and moisturizer and it keeps my skin looking great all day long.
I also wanted to say that CR customer service is fantastic!!! If you have a question on products or Need a recommendation, just email them! They respond within 24 hours!!
Sheaffer – are you still using the dual enzyme polish? How do you incorporate that in with the micro-mineral resurfacing scrub? Do you not use them on the same night? How often do you use the scrub?
Thanks again for a great post!
This is wonderful, Jody!!! And great point, it’s not just their products that are amazing, their customer service is just as awesome! I do still use the dual enzyme polish. I alternate between it and the micro-mineral resurfacing scrub. I love both products, but I’m guessing you only really need 1 of them. xoxo
I’m so thankful that you introduced me to Colleen Rothschild 3 years ago. My first product was the eye cream and it made me a believer. I now use several of her products, and my skin has never looked better. I turned 40 this year and I can say that I love my skin!!!!
YOU LOVE YOUR SKIN! What a testimony to these products! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave the comment, Lisa! xoxo
I never thought I had nice skin until I started with the CR products. Now I get compliments on my complexion. Love the balm, mandelic acid, and extreme recovery cream. Love how fast you get the products here in McKinney when you order, most arrive within 1-2 days.
Skin compliments are THE BEST compliments, Lisa! xoxo
Erika Slaughter says
What a great post!! Loved getting all these tips!
Sandy Blitch says
Thank you Sheaffer for a very informative post! I started using CR products last year, after reading about it on your blog. I have always had some of these same questions, so it was great to hear from Colleen herself about typical skin issues. I am 68, so am dealing with lots of aging issues. I also love that typically there is a discount of some sort, that is a way to keep customers coming back! Great information today!
Glad you loved the post, and I’m so glad you love the products! And yes, the discounts are always incredible. xoxo
I am really LOVING the products. My favorites are the matcha toner, detox mask (i feel y’all didn’t really touch on that a lot today, but it keeps my acne prone skin clear), cleansing balm and vitamin c cream. I can’t wait for the SPF.
So good to hear, Jen! And you’re right, and I really do love the detox mask. It is one of those products that I get again and again! xoxo
This was such a great and helpful post. I’ve been using the cleansing balm for about a year now and totally love it and how it makes my face feel and look. Other favorites are the dual enzyme polish, sheer renewal cream, and face oil 9. The discovery kit was how I got to try those out and fall in love with them. I’ve been really wanting to try the Complete Eye Cream and just ordered that. Can’t wait for it to get here! I also got some great ideas from this post for next things to try as soon as I can. Her products are so good, thank you for recommending them the last few years and doing such thorough reviews of the products!
Hey, Julie! I’m so glad that so many of the products are working for you! xoxo
Missed the stories on IG, please save to highlights?
I haven’t posted them yet, Chandra! I’ll post them on Sunday…either early morning or in the evening! xoxo