Happy Tuesday, friends! I’m thrilled you liked the Gift Guide for Grads yesterday (find it HERE), and hope it made preparing for the season a little easier! Speaking of seasons… I’ve got exciting new Summer Collection news coming tomorrow, and I promise you won’t want to miss it!
But today we’re talking beauty, and it’s a happy one for your face, because my all-time favorite skincare brand is having the mother of all sales! That’s right, Colleen Rothschild is kicking off her Friends & Family Sale with 25% off site-wide with code FAMILY!
If you’ve followed me for longer than a minute, then you know Colleen Rothschild has been my go-to product line for all things skincare, and my bathroom is chock-full of just about everything she offers.
I started using them almost exclusively over five years ago, and noticed such a difference with each new product I tried, that I continued adding new ones, until she dominated pretty much 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!
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!
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 she occupies the majority of my bathroom counter. To help you navigate this incredible sale, I’m sharing my routines and some product faves.
Evening Skincare 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. If your skin is on the sensitive side, I’d recommend alternating the Peel Pads and Retinol every other night.
Once those are absorbed, the final step is hydration with the 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.
As far as cleansers go, nothing compares to the Radiant Cleansing Balm in my book! I also use the Balancing Gel Cleanser on days I want to double-cleanse, but it’s both my kids’ go-to cleanser for morning and night! Even Mr. SP insists I leave it in the shower. It’s super gentle, with a great sudsy clean.
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 it not only cleans pores and skin but dissolves all makeup. It’s so gentle you can even open your eyes without irritation.
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 // These are absolute magic, and the biggest 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 // 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!
Morning Skincare Routine //
For daytime, my skincare focuses on hydration and protection from the elements. I start with a clean face (I love these Elemis pads for removing gunk and leftover skincare from the night before), then apply the lightweight Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum for brightening and to promote cellular turnover, followed by the sheer Vitamin C Treatment Complex to shield my skin from pollution and environmental stresses, while treating sun damage. I love how quickly it absorbs with no tacky residue.
If you have sensitive skin, I’d skip the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum… and never forget your SPF!
Last step is the Sheer Renewal Cream, my go-to daily moisturizer… it’s definitely a top 5 CR product for me! It 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!
The days of the ‘wash & go’ of my youth are long gone, so I’m thankful to have discovered Colleen Rothschild products, and I 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.
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 unsung 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? This incredible Friends & Family Sale ends May 16, and the best-sellers tend to sell out fast… so grab your faves 25% off with code FAMILY while supplies last!