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 six 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.
EVENING SKINCARE ROUTINE // All 25% off!
My nighttime routine is anything but simple, but I’m no spring chicken! First step is cleansing and removing all makeup with the Radiant Cleansing Balm. In the last year, I’ve started double-cleansing with the Balancing Gel Cleanser, and my skin has been so much clearer! I also use the unsung hero Micro-Mineral Scrub a few nights a week for gentle exfoliating that leaves my skin feeling baby soft!
Once I’m clean, I follow-up with the anti-aging treatments of Glycolic Acid Peel Pads or Retinol Supreme Night Oil (these are powerful products, so I alternate nights with them, rather than both in one 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 and dewy 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. It literally melts the makeup off my face, and is so gentle and hydrating! 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 for him to use. It’s super gentle, with a great sudsy clean.
The Glycolic Acid Peel Pads 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 the 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.
The Intense Hydrating Mask is 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!
Believe it or not, my skincare-phobic husband uses the Face Oil No. 9 every morning and night… it goes on so light and absorbs quickly. I love it layered with the Intense Hydrating Mask for a double-dose of hydration (then rub the excess on my cuticles or even the ends of my hair!).
Sugarplum Skin Tip: Switch to a silk pillowcase to ensure your skin absorbs the products, rather than the cotton of your sheets!
There’s a reason these four routinely show up in my Empties… I absolutely love them, and rely on them daily!
MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE // All 25% off!
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 Vitamin C Brightening Serum to shield my skin from pollution and environmental stresses, while treating sun damage. This brand-new formula features a powerful 15% Vitamin C that helps improve the appearance of dark spots, smooth uneven skin texture, and brighten dullness. I love how quickly it absorbs with no tacky residue.
Next 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!
And of course, don’t forget the most important step in anti-aging… sunscreen! (I have a few tinted sunscreens I love to wear alone, or I reach for foundations with SPF.)
If you buy one new product from this sale, let it be the Illuminating Tinted Eye Cream!! It’s a true miracle-worker that serves as both a hydrating eye cream to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and target puffiness and water retention, while also using pearlized pigments to instantly brighten and balance darkness. Just tap it in and watch the magic!! I rarely even wear concealer anymore!
Hair Must-Haves // 25% off!
Colleen Rothschild also makes two of my must-have products for healthy hair… the Microfiber Hair Towel that absorbs excess moisture without adding frizziness, and the Replenish & Shine Daily Conditioner that leaves my hair shiny, tangle-free, and super hydrated without weighing it down. Both have made my Sugarplum Favorite Things list, if that tells you anything of my love for them!!
I’m thankful to have discovered Colleen Rothschild products, and I can’t recommend them enough! Suzie Moldavon, my makeup artist of five years, says my skin has completely transformed from the day we met… and considering I’m not getting any younger, that’s a win! I’ve even converted her over to the brand after she witnessed the transformation of my skin!!
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!
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 14 and the best-sellers tend to sell out fast… so grab your faves 25% off with code FAMILY while supplies last!