I live in Texas, and MY GOODNESS IT HAS BEEN COLD HERE. We’re talking FRIGID.
Some days temperatures have been in the 20s and 30s with wind chills in the teens. And seriously, the wind has been NEXT LEVEL. But in true Texas form, the very next day might warm up to the 50s or 60s. The weather is giving me whiplash.
And I will say, my skin is taking a beating and has needed some extra care and attention as of late. I’ve been using some products that have made a real difference for me, and today’s post is dedicated to highlighting these products. And lucky y’all, they are all 25% OFF today! Colleen Rothschild, my favorite skincare brand is celebrating their 8-year Anniversary,
so the code 8YEARS will get you 25% OFF. IF you are reading this on Tuesday, they were kind enough to extend the sale 1 more day! The code CHEERS will get you 25% OFF today! I’ve been using this product line for 6 years now, so you can rest assured that I’m a big believer in the brand and products. If memory serves, this is the best site wide sale they ever do, so it is time to stock up!
Today I’m going to focus on a handful of products from the line, my WINTER SKIN CARE ESSENTIALS.
These first two products are the two products I can’t live without. But they aren’t just my ride or dies just in the winter, I use them consistently throughout the entire year.
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.
After cleansing my face, I use the peel pads. I’ve been using the Glycolic Acid Peel Pads for a couple of 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.
We’re talking 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. They 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. There are 60 pads per order, and I’m only using one of these every several days, so they should last between 2-3 months.
These next two products are part of my winter skin arsenal.
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.
The Micro Mineral Resurfacing Scrub is my very favorite mask to use, especially during the winter months. 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 microdermabrasian 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 needs extra moisture during the winter months, the skin on my body also needs extra attention. 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. My winter skin NEEDS them. They are a perfect way to implement some self-care during the cold winter months, and the results you see are going to knock your socks off.
A couple of Colleen’s hair care products are also at the tip top of my winter care routine, but sadly they are sold out right now. When they come back in stock, I’ll be sure to let you know because the Quench and Shine Restorative Mask (a conditioning balm for your hair) and the Smooth and Shine Hair Serum are must haves for my hair.
Also, although not a Colleen product, I have to mention my Laneige lip masks. I keep one in my purse, I keep one in my bathroom next to my other skincare, and I keep one on my bedside table. I use the lip masks EVERY. SINGLE. NIGHT. I travel with them, and my lips are smooth and soft as a direct result of the masks.
If you are a devoted user of Colleen’s products, what is your holy grail product? Sound off in the comments! Is there a specific product that you cannot live without that you feel has really changed your skin? I’m also curious to know if you are a loyal user, how many other people have you introduced Colleen to? I’ve heard it time and time again. Colleen’s products inspire people who love them to share their love of the products with their friends and family. Hey, I get it. It’s what I do. My “About Me” page says I have a passion for sharing what I love with others, and Colleen’s products are at the top of my LOVE list!
Just for fun, and in honor of Colleen’s 8 year anniversary, I’ll choose a commenter to send a gift to! So really, share your love of Colleen’s products in the comments. I love hearing what her products have done for others as well. I’ll announce the winner on Friday, and I’ll send you a surprise!