Tuesday, 25 November 2008

$20 Recession Skin Care Regimen

You might not know this, but I know a few things about skincare. I've worked for Clinique, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Loreal, Aloette, Artistry, Avon & Mark. (retail, training, business development, management etc.) All incredible companies, but we are in a recession now...so ladies (and gentlemen) what can we do?
Skincare really is all about 3 simple steps (or 4 if you add in one more step)
Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturize. That's it. And if you want a treatment serum that goes on before the moisturizer. (so it would be cleanse, exfoliate, treat and moisturize). Packaging increases the dollar value. So do fancy digs and retail space/staff. You can get exceptional basic skincare at any drug store or box store.
Here is my $20 Recession Skin Care (night time) Regimen:

STEP 1: Pears Soap First introduced to me by my Grandmother (and now as a Bubby myself, my little ones are given bars as gifts), Pears is an old brand of transparent soap, first produced commercially in 1789 by Andrew Pears at a factory just off Oxford Street in London, England. This long-lasting & affordable soap is a natural way to attain clean, healthy looking skin. It contains high quality skincare ingredients like glycerin and natural oils of thyme & cedar. (Oh how I love the smell of the lather) Pears Original Soap is especially made to take care of even sensitive and delicate skin, cleansing thoroughly, yet gently and rising clean. It is hypo-allergenic, contains a mild cleansing formula and no colorants. It is non comedogenic, so it won't clog pores. (which I have a problem with) Each bar is mellowed and aged for three months until it reaches a pure transparency. (looks gorgeous photographed with the sunshine behind it....try it some time!) This special aging process has been followed hundreds years! Cost $1.29/bar

STEP 2: Clearasil Pads Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate. You need to sluff off all those layers of dead skin cells otherwise they act as a barrier and no moisturizer will be able to penetrate it. This product contains salicylic acid (2%), a proven anti-acne agent and exfoliant. (So if you have blackheads or little breakouts this will take care of that too!) $4.00/jar

STEP 3: Jamieson Vitamin A C E Cream. This retinol renewal night cream is fortified with anti-wrinkle firming nutrients and a gentle level of Vitamin A (C & E too) that helps stimulate the natural skin renewal process and reduces the signs of aging with regular use. All ProVitamina products offer the unique benefit of phytohydration — a combination of pure Vitamin E, protective antioxidants and protein moisturizers — designed to nourish the skin and refresh the complexion. Antioxidant-rich formula reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restores radiance, hydration and improves skin texture. Numerous clinical studies have shown vitamin E can reduce DNA damage and enhance epidermal hydration while reducing skin roughness. $11.99/jar
All for $20...including taxes !!!
(Avon & Mark are also affordable luxuries for your skin and beauty needs)


Ivy Lane said...

Great post! This regimen could be a great $20 stocking stuffer!

Happy Thanksgiving! :)

beachbungalow8 said...

I have the worst skin. So any hints and I'm taking notes!

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Anonymous said...

good about skin care regimen