If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know there are a handful of brands that I’m super loyal to. There are just certain brands that are constants in my life that I feel deserve my complete devotion. And because of my deep and abiding love, I want y’all to love the brands too!
Right at the tip top of that list is Colleen Rothschild!
I was introduced to Colleen Rothschild by my friend Carly (at C Style) around 8 years ago. I started with 1 product (the Radiant Cleansing Balm), and over the years I’ve added product after product for both my skin and now my hair. Plain and simple, Colleen Rothschild products do what they say they are going to do. And it’s not just me that loves the products, my mom and sister are now loyal users as well! And I know many of you are too!
So we all need to get excited because the Colleen Rothschild Friends & Family Sale is LIVE!
And you can get 25% off site-wide with the code FAMILY!
Because of the sale, I’ve gone back in the archives to find some of my most popular Colleen posts from over the last several years, and I’m going to highlight what I feel are some of the best products.
Fair warning, I use and love A TON of Colleen’s products.
These first two products are the two products I can’t live without. I use them consistently throughout the entire year.
Cleansing Balm / Glycolic Acid Peel Pads
Out of all of the products in the Colleen Rothschild line, the Cleansing Balm is my favorite product by far. It totally changes the taking off your makeup game, and I’m telling you, you won’t even dread washing your face at night. I KNOW. That’s a big claim, but I stand behind it.
This balm truly has a cult following. For those of you that haven’t tried it yet, it’s different than any other cleanser I’ve ever used. First of all, I apply it to a dry face. I scoop out a small amount of the balm with dry hands and slather it on to my dry face. As I rub it on my face, the heat from my hands changes the balm into more of an oily texture and it just feels incredibly luxurious. It melts my makeup away, leaves my skin feeling amazing and hydrated, and the light citrus smell is PERFECT.
And listen, if you’re concerned about the price, don’t be. This jumbo tub will last most people around 9 months! And with the 25% OFF sale going on, that comes out to under $8 per month. And $8 per month for luxury skin care seems like an absolute bargain to me.
Under the jar of the balm, you see a muslin cleansing cloth that comes with it. Made with 100% cotton, the Colleen Rothschild Muslin Cleansing Cloths provide a gentle way to exfoliate and enhance the overall cleansing experience. I just pop my cloth in the wash every several days.
And here’s the kicker, it’s so gentle that you can even open your eyes as you are using it!
After cleansing my face, I use the peel pads. I’ve been using the Glycolic Acid Peel Pads for several years now, and I absolutely swear by them. After adding them to my weekly routine years ago, I’ve never looked back.
So, what are they? Remember the Stridex pads we all used as teenagers? Well, these are the new and much improved version! While the Stridex pads were salicylic acid and more of an acne treatment, the CR pads are glycolic and lactic acid, both used for cell turnover.
AND I NEED ALL THE HELP WITH CELL TURNOVER THAT I CAN GET. #turnoverthosecellsbaby
These pads boast a spa-strength treatment formula that helps to help dissolve skin-clogging dirt and debris.
And listen to this… your skin’s natural renewal process will be enhanced as a result of the 10 percent blend of The Glycolic and Lactic Acids in the pads. The pads target fine lines, hyperpigmentation and imperfections and will reveal a fresher, brighter, more even complexion. YES, PLEASE!
I’m ALL ABOUT brighter skin and these pads really deliver. They are large, so I sweep the pad all over my face, neck, and chest after cleansing. There are 60 pads per order, and I’m only using one of these every 3-4 days, so they last me between 3-4 months.
They are going to kick start your cell turnover into high gear and reveal brighter skin!
The Intense Hydrating Mask is an easy answer for skin that needs extra hydration. You apply it at night and let it sink in while you sleep. It gives a boost of highly concentrated hydration to tight, dry, rough or dehydrated skin. This treatment helps strengthen elasticity, leaving skin with a youthful suppleness and radiance. Just read the reviews if you want to know more. The reviews are fantastic.
Intense Hydrating Mask / Micro Mineral Resurfacing Scrub
The Micro Mineral Resurfacing Scrub is my very favorite mask to use. Whenever my skin is feeling dull or lackluster, I use this scrub to wake up my face and really brighten it right on up. After using it, my skin is SO SOFT and it truly does look healthier and more glowy. It refines texture, helps reduce clogged pores and brightens dull complexions by buffing away dead skin cells using the power of ultra-fine crystals.
I don’t like to spend a lot of time or money on expensive spa treatments, but this scrub is like an at home alternative to professional microdermobrasian treatment.
Do you see the rose quartz pieces below? When I rub the scrub on my face, it feels like very very fine sand. It gently (but efficiently!) exfoliates and reveals newer and fresher skin.
IT’S AN INCREDIBLE PRODUCT.
The Face Oil #9 used to be too much for my skin, but now I can’t imagine it not being a part of my nightly routine. Colleen touts it as the ultimate in skin luxury, and I have to agree. It improves radiance. RADIANCE! Who doesn’t want to increase their radiance?!?
I put 1 full pump in my hand with the Extreme Recovery Cream (also seen below) and apply it all over my face and neck. It hydrates and plumps like nothing else I’ve ever used. The Extreme Recovery Cream is thick, rich, and ultra-creamy. My skin absolutely drinks this special little cocktail up.
And I’m not the only one that swears by it in my family. My mom and sister do as well. Actually, they are both devoted users of many products in the line. My mom did a full review of her favorite products awhile back, and you can click HERE to read all of her thoughts. She’s added in new products since then, but it’s a comprehensive review of her routine at the time. My mom is in her mid 70s and looks AMAZING, so copying her skincare routine wouldn’t be such a bad idea.
It’s not just my face that sometimes needs extra moisturizing, the skin on my body also needs extra attention at times. This Honey Vanilla Creamy Body Wash is so luxurious and is such a treat for my dry (and sometimes so dry it’s itchy!) skin. I’ve never been one that slathers on a lot of body lotion (I don’t love the way it feels), but I really love a super moisturizing creamy oil body wash. This body wash is incredibly hydrating and smells DIVINE. Really, it is such a treat.
These products have all improved my skin. They are a perfect way to implement some self-care, and the results you see are going to knock your socks off.
ONE OF MY MOM’S FAVORITE PRODUCTS
MY HAIR CARE FAVORITES
When Colleen came out with her hair products, I knew I had to give them a try. I started using them, and I immediately noticed a difference. My hair was just better. Now I can’t live without them.
I’ve never really battled super dry or brittle hair; however, after having Carter my hair did change a bit and was not nearly as shiny or healthy as I felt it had been pre-pregnancy. It was then that I ditched the drugstore shampoo and conditioner that I’d been using my entire life (with no problems at all), and I started investing in better products for my hair. The beauty store products I started using back then definitely helped, and I was happy with my hair. I definitely thought they were worth the higher price because hair is important to me, y’all. Haha!
I love all the hair products except one. I just don’t love the shampoo.
I know people that do love the shampoo, but I personally prefer a shampoo I’ve been using for a while now over the CR shampoo
I’m crazy passionate about all of the products below!!!
Smooth and Shine Hair Serum / Quench and Shine Restorative Mask / Replenish and Shine Daily Conditioner
The Daily Conditioner is their newest hair care product and it’s fantastic.
The REPLENISH & SHINE DAILY CONDITIONER is enriched with Baobab and Ivy Extracts to help protect and repair, transforming dull, brittle strands into strong, healthy hair. Starting at application, a complex blend of nourishing plant oils, including Poppy and Sacha Inchi Oil, offers instant slip and a daily infusion of hydration. The lightweight formula never feels heavy or weighed down.
I. LOVE. THIS. CONDITIONER.
It doesn’t weigh my hair down, but it still manages to be incredibly moisturizing. All of the products in the bundle work together to give you incredible hair, but even if you didn’t use any of the other products and only used this conditioner, you would still notice that the conditioner alone makes your hair shiny and soft. I’ve only been using this for a couple of months, but I’m already loyal to it.
And I know this shouldn’t really matter, but I happen to love the pale pink packaging. The products look pretty in your shower or on your bathroom counter, and I appreciate that!
Next up, the hair mask!
The QUENCH & SHINE RESTORATIVE MASK is a color-safe conditioning treatment to soften, detangle and revive all hair types without weighing your hair down. An ultra-rich blend of Kokum, Shea, Capuacu and Bacuri Butters quenches thirsty strands, enriching hair with nourishment and hydration. Argan and Moringa Oils smooth unruly split-ends and deliver a healthy-looking shine. Improved hair elasticity and strength help reduce frizz and texture, resulting in supremely soft, irresistibly touchable hair. This mask can be used daily as a conditioner or as an intensive weekly treatment.
So before they came out with the conditioner, I would use small amounts of this mask as my daily conditioner. In fact, I loved how my hair felt so much after using it that I was pretty sure I wouldn’t love the conditioner as much, and I would just continue to use this mask as my conditioner.
HOWEVER, I fell in love with conditioner too, and now I use the mask more as an intensive hair treatment. My goal is to use it once a week, but the truth is, I just use it when I have some extra time to spend in the shower. Instead of using just a tiny bit like I used to, I now use a good amount, massage it all over my head, and I like to leave it in for a bit to get the full benefit. I like to leave it in for a minimum of 5 minutes, but a couple of times I’ve even been known to get out of the shower and vacuum the house or something with it in before rinsing it out.
My mom loves the mask too. She absolutely SWEARS by this product and the serum that we’re going to talk about in just a minute.
Here’s my mom’s story with the hair products….
A couple of years ago she started noticing that her hair was “getting old” – her words, not mine. 😉
My mom has always had great hair, but she said it had all of a sudden started to become dry and brittle.
WELL. She swears that the mask and the serum completely revitalized her hair.
I called her yesterday to hopefully get a couple of quick quotes from her for today’s post and she went ON AND ON! Haha! I actually asked her “So you really think these products changed your hair too?” And she was all “I KNOW they changed my hair.” 🙂
She told me how before using the products she had noticed a while ago that “a chunk of hair on the left side of her head” had become “extra dull and dry”. She said that she started applying small amounts of the mask to her dry hair at night (specifically just to the patch that was giving her trouble), and when she would wake up in the morning the patch would be more hydrated and more manageable!
She also said that she when she first got the mask that she was using it every single time she washed her hair, but now she doesn’t have to use it nearly as often because her hair is in so much better shape now! She truly feels it has REPAIRED her hair. It doesn’t just LOOK better, but it IS better. It’s healthier!
Just look how thick, rich, and creamy the mask is.
And listen, the hair towel is NEXT LEVEL.
If you’re like I was, you might be like “It’s a towel. I have towels.”
But you don’t have this towel.
And if you don’t have this towel, you need this towel.
The SUPERLUXE MICROFIBER HAIR TOWEL lessens the amount of damage we place on our hair by cutting down on dry time. By removing excess moisture before styling, hair can be smoother, stronger and shinier. Benefits all hair types and textures.
I don’t know how or why this hair towel is better than other towels.
BUT IT IS.
And just like the package says, it’s QUICK DRY, GENTLE, LIGHTWEIGHT, it REDUCES FRIZZ, and its ABSORBENT.
If you’ve never used a hair towel, it’s simple.
And I’m telling you, this towel is SERIOUSLY incredible.
After getting out of the shower, I brush through my hair a couple of times and wring out any excess water, then I wrap my hair up in this towel while doing my makeup. LADIES. The amount of water it absorbs out of my hair is shocking. It’s going to take tons of moisture out of your hair, but it’s not going to leave it frizzy.
It’s a game changer.
It stays in place so much better than a regular towel, and it dries the hair so much quicker and more thoroughly. And it definitely cuts down on the time you are going to have to use your hair dryer.
Time for the last product, which many of you might think is the star of the show.
The SMOOTH & SHINE HAIR SERUM helps banish frizz, tame flyaways and quench dry ends with the light-weight, transformative power of Cotton Seed Oil. Essential nutrients from Neem Oil and Hibiscus Oil help strengthen, protect and nourish hair so that it feels soft and looks amazing!
When I asked my mom how often she uses the serum, she said “I use the serum alllllllllllllllllll the time.”
When I asked her if she used it on damp hair or dry hair, she said “YES TO BOTH”! Haha!
She uses it on both damp hair AND dry hair. Like me, she uses it on her damp hair before drying it, but she also uses it on her dry hair after styling it.
I wash my hair every couple of days, and my favorite way to use the serum is to run it through my hair AFTER I’ve styled my hair with my rollers and /or a curling iron. It smells great, it tames fly aways, and it adds SO MUCH SHINE! My mom said after getting older, she now washes her hair much less frequently than she used to have to, but she says “the serum livens my hair up between washings and gives it the sheen that it needs.” But yes, she also works a little bit through her damp hair before she dries it with her hair dryer.
These products are the way to SUPER HEALTHY, SUPER SHINY, and MORE MANAGEABLE HAIR!
It’s time to GET OUR SHINE ON, Ladies!
Smooth and Shine Hair Serum / Quench and Shine Restorative Mask / Replenish and Shine Daily Conditioner
ASK COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD
I don’t just love the brand, I love the people behind the brand too, which is why I was so excited WHEN COLLEEN HERSELF ANSWERED SOME OF OUR SKINCARE QUESTIONS.
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?!
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: 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: 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: 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.
The Discovery Kit
And as always, if you already know and love the brand and want travel sized products, you need to check out the Discovery Kit (that’s already a reduced price) for an additional 25% OFF right now! OR if you’ve wanted to try some things, but haven’t known where to start, this Discovery Kit is a great option for you too. It contains many of their most popular products and would be a great way to give them all a try! I’ve had many readers say that after giving the Discovery Kit a shot, they are now loyal users.
The kit includes the following:
- Radiant Cleansing Balm
- Dual Enzyme Polish
- Clarifying Detox Mask
- Sheer Renewal Cream
- Extreme Recovery Cream
- Face Oil N°9
- Muslin Cleansing Cloth
- And an exclusive CR Travel Bag
That was quite a post!
If you are a devoted user of Colleen’s products, what is your holy grail product? Sound off in the comments! I would love for you to leave a comment saying WHAT product is your favorite and WHY!
Erika Slaughter says
That’s a GREAT deal with the promo!