Posts Tagged 'Hope in a Jar'

My new hope

So, I am on the wrong end of 25 if you catch my drift and I was told by a wise friend when I was 23 that beautiful skin is all about maintenance and prevention. I was a lucky gal.  Now I have an obsession with finding the “PERFECT” moisturizer and I preach the importance of a good moisturizer every opportunity I get.

I did find my “best” moisturizer about three years ago. The problem is, I am no Kardashian/celebutant/trust fund baby. I am a regular gal getting by just doing my thing. The moisturizer that I will never ever forget and will hold in my mind as a miracle worker is La Praire cellular moisturizer. Don’t be fooled, I am not so much of a baller as to have tried the platinum collection, but I’ve dabbled with a few of their products in the past (moisturizer, eye cream and masks).

The price point is a bit tough for me to justify. I am not quite to the big 3-0 yet but it’s not far off. I will seriously consider investing in this caliber of moisturizer in the next few years but I am going to stick to my more affordable quest for now and see if I can find anything that comes close to my dream products.

Right now I have two moisturizers that I tend to go back to every time I try something new and it doesn’t stand up to my expectations. The first is Mario Badescu.  I was introduced to Mario by a woman who owns a local cosmetics store where I live. She used to be a buyer for Neimans (I believe) and opened up a precious store with all of her favorite products from her buying days. It is such a great spot and those gals knows their stuff.

Like anything you will need to consult with an esthetician on the right product for your skin. I usually roll with the Buttermilk moisturizer which is for combination skin. Given my new crazy lady tendencies I may move onto the Cellufirm anti-aging moisturizer – will let you know how it goes!

My other old faithful – I have gotten some grief from people over time – is Oil of Olay. Yes, it’s acquired the moniker “Oil of Old Lady” but it is seriously a really good moisturizer! I tend to use the Regenerist product. This is definitely a really accessable, affordable quality moisturizer for all us recessionistas out there. Both the cream and serum are really good. I like a cream for the Northeast winters but summertime I’m all about a serum, tinted moisturizer & out the door.

Right now – I have my sights set on Philosophy’s Hope line.  I’ve heard amazing things from a lot of people and I have Hope in a Jar and Eye Hope on my holiday wish list. Hopefully Santa will be good and I will have lots more to share on this topic in the upcoming months!

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