Beauty Files | My Skincare Holy Grails

Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend! We’re kicking off our holiday season at Mama Sugarplum’s on Sunday, and thus begins the gluttony of pies! Are you a pumpkin or pecan girl? I’ll eat anything that isn’t pecan! I mean, what even is that stuff in the middle?!

Today is a happy day for your face, because my all-time favorite skincare brand is having the mother of sales! That’s right, Colleen Rothschild is kicking off her Black Friday sale with 30% off site-wide with code BF21! It’s truly her biggest sale of the year!

If you’ve followed me for longer than a minute, then you know Colleen Rothschild is my go-to product line for all things skincare, and my bathroom is chock-full of just about everything she offers.

Each new product I tried made such a difference in my skin, that I continued adding new ones, and now she dominates almost my entire skincare routine. I’ve even got Mama Sugarplum hooked, and she insists her skin hasn’t looked this good in over a decade!

Actually, my entire family now uses at least one Colleen Rothschild product as part of their everyday skincare regime! And today it’s all 30% off!

Sidenote: All of Colleen’s high-performance products are a perfect blend of plant-based botanicals and advanced scientific ingredients, and free of sulfates, parabens, and all that other icky stuff. Bottom line, it’s clean, safe, and gentle!

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My skincare products and needs have evolved over the years, but Colleen Rothschild has remained the center of both my morning and evening routines, and occupies the majority of my bathroom counter.

Evening Skin Routine //

My nighttime routine is anything but simple, but I’m no spring chicken! First step is cleansing with the Radiant Cleansing Balm, followed by the anti-aging treatments of Glycolic Acid Peel Pads and Retinol Supreme Night Oil.

Once those are absorbed, the final step is hydration with Intense Hydrating Mask. In drier months, I apply the Face Oil No. 9 prior to the Intense Hydrating Mask. The combo leaves my skin so plumped the next morning!

Sugarplum Skin Tip: You always want to start with the thinnest product (oils and serums), and end with the thickest (creams and gels) for the most absorption and sealing.

Radiant Cleansing Balm | Glycolic Acid Peel Pads | Intense Hydrating Mask | Retinol Supreme Night Oil | Face Oil No. 9 | Similar Marble Tray

My Holy Grails //

I’m obviously a fan of most every Colleen Rothschild product, but these are my holy grails, and always stocked in my cabinet!

Radiant Cleansing Balm

Radiant Cleansing Balm // My hands-down Top 3 product overall, and the one thing I can’t imagine going without. It was the first CR product I tried, and I immediately realized her products were special, thus my addiction began.

It’s the consistency of petroleum jelly, but warms to a soft gel when rubbed between your hands, and not only cleans pores and skin, but dissolves all makeup. It’s so gentle you can even open your eyes without irritation. (My daughter has extremely sensitive skin and uses this!)

I massage on my face, then use the included muslin cloth to wipe it all off, and exfoliate a little. My skin is left completely clean, and never dry or tight. They now offer a larger, jumbo size, too, and it’s an even greater deal with the sale!

Glycolic Acid Peel Pads

Glycolic Acid Peel Pads // These are absolute magic, and a total game-changer for the texture and appearance of my skin. These spa-strength treatment pads are formulated with a 10% blend of powerful Glycolic and Lactic Acids, targeting fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and imperfections to reveal a fresher, brighter, more even complexion. They also soothe and calm, while hydrating and protecting your skin’s moisture barrier.

Gently wipe pad over dry face, neck, and décolleté while avoiding the sensitive eye and lip areas. Do not rinse, but allow the product to fully absorb like a serum. So they not only cleanse and exfoliate, but deliver powerful anti-aging ingredients.

Intense Hydrating Mask

Intense Hydrating Mask // The most hydrating nighttime moisturizer I’ve ever tried… I literally can’t sleep without it! This treatment provides a serious boost of highly concentrated hydration, and helps strengthen elasticity, leaving skin with a youthful suppleness and radiance.

You could tissue it off after 15-30 minutes, but I prefer to sleep in it for even longer -lasting moisture and hydration. Most moisturizers wear off after a few hours, but I can still feel the Intense Hydrating Mask on my skin the next morning!

Sugarplum Skin Tip: Switch to a silk pillowcase to ensure your skin absorbs the products, rather than the cotton of your sheets!

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Sheer Renewal Cream

Sheer Renewal Cream // My go-to daily moisturizer, the Sheer Renewal Cream has a lightweight and breathable formula that leaves my skin looking plump and hydrated, with a touch of dewy glow I love!

The weightless, oil-free formula also diminishes the appearance of fine lines, and is a great base for makeup. It absorbs quickly with no residue, which makes it a fave for my teens, as well.

There’s a reason these four routinely show up in my Empties… I absolutely love them, and rely on them daily!

Radiant Cleansing Balm | Glycolic Acid Peel Pads | Intense Hydrating MaskSheer Renewal Cream

Radiant Cleansing Balm | Glycolic Acid Peel Pads | Intense Hydrating MaskSheer Renewal CreamSimilar Marble Tray

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The days of the ‘wash & go’ of my youth are long gone, so I’m thankful to have discovered Colleen Rothschild products, and can’t recommend them enough! Suzie Moldavon, my makeup artist of four years, says my skin has completely transformed from the day we met… and considering I’m not getting any younger, that’s a win!

But don’t take it from just me, check out all the reviews, too… so helpful to hear others’ points-of-view and opinions.

Now is a great time to try them for yourself (or like me, stock up on faves!) with her huge Black Friday Sale! The entire site is 30% off with code BF21, with free shipping on orders over $49!

Mama Sugarplum swears by the Age Renewal Super Serum (she uses it night and day!), and the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum. She credits it for completely removing a pesky eyelid wrinkle! The Micro-Mineral Scrub is an un-sung hero product, and the Face Oil No. 9 is the only skincare product Mr. SP uses!

If you’re not sure where to start, consider the Discovery Collection… seven of her best-sellers in great travel sizes. It’s the perfect way to try out her products for the first time, or if you’re already a fan, you can bring all your faves with you when you travel. It always makes an amazing gift!

So tell me… are you a longtime fan of Colleen Rothschild, or are you trying her for the first time today? What products are your must-haves?


P.S. Find Mama SP’s full regimen HERE… spoiler alert, she’s as big of a CR fan as I am!

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  1. Kay Murphy wrote:

    I have become a big big fan as well due to your recommendations. I just placed my order for refills! Curious, do you use a stronger retinol than the CR one. I have prescription strength and just wondered how you thought they compared. Thanks for all your tips and tricks!

    Posted 11.19.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Kay! I don’t have any prescription-strength retinol, just the Colleen Rothschild supreme oil!! xo, C

      Posted 11.22.21 Reply
  2. tara tracy wrote:

    I love all the CR products you have introduced me to…sometimes I try others always come back!

    Posted 11.19.21 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Love to hear that, Tara! It’s such a good time to grab some products because of this great sale! xo,C

      Posted 11.22.21 Reply