My Morning Skincare Routine

I’m really excited to share today’s post with you, mostly because it’s a brand I’m passionate about, but also because it’s a topic that comes up a lot in questions and comments here, and on my social media channels…my skincare routines!

Unlike my evening skincare routine, which I shared here, my morning routine isn’t quite the same artillery of products! I let the nighttime products do most of the heavy anti-aging, and use the morning products to cleanse, brighten and protect my skin. It’s everything I need to prepare my face for the day, with or without makeup! And it’s all 25% off with code FRIENDS25 (even bundled products!)

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Sheer Renewal Cream | Vitamin C Treatment Complex | Balancing Gel Cleanser | Morning Routine Bundle (huge savings!)

If you’ve been reading Hi Sugarplum for more than a minute, then you know I’m a hardcore fan of Colleen Rothschild products. Like most brand obsessions, I started with a single product…fell in love, then added another. And another.

Each new product made such a difference in my skin, that I continued adding new ones, and now she dominates almost my entire skincare routine. In fact, every person in our family now uses at least one product from the Colleen Rothschild line (including Mama Sugarplum!).

These are the products I use every morning, and the order in which I apply them. It only takes a few minutes, and leaves my skin fresh and ready for make-up, or even nothing at all!

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild
Sheer Renewal Cream | Vitamin C Treatment Complex | Balancing Gel Cleanser | Ultimate Lip Balm

one.  Balancing Gel Cleanser  //  This clear gentle formula creates a soft lather, and removes oils and remnants of sleep, without leaving my skin dry or tight. A single pump is all I need, and the bottle lasts for months and months. I use the Radiant Cleansing Balm at night for cleansing and make-up removal.

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild

two.  Vitamin C Treatment Complex  //  This thick, creamy formula improves natural radiance and clarity while protecting against environmental toxins like pollution, stress, and sun damage. This potent form of vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and stimulates collagen production, leaving skin more even and radiant.

three. Age Renewal Super Serum  //  This product is the newest to my arsenal, and I was just using it at night, but recently added it to my morning routine, too. I figure I need to double-down on anything called ‘super serum.’ It’s more of a cream than serum, but a single pump covers my whole face and helps fight the six signs of aging: texture, dehydration, elasticity, fine lines, radiance, and tone. I think if you only used one serum, this one covers all the bases! It’s incredibly moisturizing and leaves my skin bright.

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Retinol Supreme Night Oil | Age Renewal Super Serum | Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum | Retinol Supreme Eye Serum

four.  Sheer Renewal Cream  //  Lightweight and breathable, this oil-free moisturizer leaves my skin looking plump and hydrated, with a touch of dewy glow. The weightless formula also diminishes the appearance of fine lines. It’s the perfect day cream and base for makeup. I doesn’t contain SPF, but I get that in my CC Cream. (See my five-minute everyday makeup routine here.) If I’m feeling particularly dry (like in Winter), I add a layer of Face Oil No. 9.

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild

Sugarplum Tip: Remember to treat from hairline to bra line. I don’t always put product on my chest, but I’m vigilant about including my neck! Rub any leftover product on the backs of your hands.

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild
Sheer Renewal Cream | Vitamin C Treatment Complex | Balancing Gel Cleanse | Buy the Bundle & Save!

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild
Cleansing Balm | Retinol Supreme Night Oil | Age Renewal Super Serum | Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum | Retinol Supreme Eye Serum | Extreme Recovery Cream

I talked about masks in my Evening Routine post, but these are so good it’s worth mentioning again! Twice a week I do an evening mask, and alternate between these two. The mask comes after cleansing, but before serums and moisturizer.

The Dual Enzyme Polish is an amazing exfoliator, leaving my skin baby-soft and bright. The charcoal of the Clarifying Detox Mask draws impurities and clears blocked pores. Most times, I multi-mask with the charcoal in my t-zone, and the polish on the rest of my face. I use them both equally and save by ordering the bundle when ready to replace. And with the Friends & Family Sale, that’s a double savings! (Use code FRIENDS25 for 25% off!)

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild
Dual Enzyme Polish | Clarifying Detox Mask | Buy the Bundle & Save!

If you’re new to Colleen Rothschild products, a great place to start is with the 7-Piece Discovery Collection. In fact, this is how I fell in love with so many products, since it gives you the opportunity to try all the best sellers. It’s also great for travel since they meet TSA size requirements.

Sugarplum Beauty Tip: I save the little jars and refill them from my full-size products, and take it all with me every time we travel.

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild
7-Piece Discovery Collection

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild
Additional links from the post: Marble Tray | Nail Polish in ‘Pink Agate’ | Pajamas | Thin Gold Rings

morning skincare routine colleen rothschild

I’m convinced these products have made a difference in my skin. But don’t take it from just me, check out all the reviews, too…so helpful to hear other’s point-of-view and opinions.

If you’re new to the brand, I’d recommend starting with the 7-Piece Discovery Collection. But I’m often asked which products are my absolute must-haves…which is kind of like trying to choose a favorite child…but the Radiant Cleansing Balm, Sheer Renewal Cream and Dual Enzyme Polis are the three most over-stocked in my bathroom cabinet. The addiction is real!

And don’t forget to use FRIENDS25 for 25% off your total order, and free shipping for all orders over $49! And they ship worldwide!

What’s your morning skincare routine? Do you have a daily moisturizer you adore? See more of my Beauty posts here.

P.S. Have you entered to win the entire Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection yet?! The giveaway closes tonight and the winner will be announced tomorrow! 

 

*This post is created in collaboration with Colleen Rothschild, but all thoughts, opinions, and goozle-fighting are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*

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20 Comments

  1. Cassie! I’m really curious about Vitamin C treatment – I use mine at night, but I read somewhere that we should be using it in the morning instead, like you? Would appreciate it if you could share your knowledge on that! ❤️

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    Posted 5.15.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Colleen recommends using it in the morning too…I think it acts as a ‘shield’ protecting you from the elements. I use nighttime for the anti-aging products, and day for moisture and protection! I hope that helps!

      Posted 5.18.18 Reply
  2. Shay Shull wrote:

    For as much as I love beauty products, why have I never tried this brand?????

    Posted 5.15.18 Reply
  3. Joanna wrote:

    My question is what does your Mama Sugarplum use? Her skin seems flawless and youthful.

    Posted 5.15.18 Reply
    • Diane wrote:

      I’ve wondered that too. And even if she doesn’t want to show a bare to done video, would she be willing to tell what make up products she uses? Thanks! Love your blog and am so excited for all your successes!!

      Posted 5.16.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’ve got her hooked on CR, too! She uses the Cleansing Balm and Extreme Recovery Cream at night, and the Sheer Renewal and Eye Cream during the day. My next goal is to have her add some serums! As for makeup, she pretty much takes the advice from my posts and uses the same products!! xo

      Posted 5.18.18 Reply
      • Joanna wrote:

        Thank you, Cassie.

        Posted 5.22.18 Reply
  4. Rachel Steck wrote:

    LOVE these products!
    I took your and Megan’s suggestion and ordered the Discovery Kit first. Loved it. I placed another order…..and another just this morning for 25% off. Thanks for the suggestion and all the info.

    Posted 5.15.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      That’s was me several years ago…first one, then another….now my counter is stocked with CR!!

      Posted 5.18.18 Reply
  5. Jamie wrote:

    Thank you for your review! I will be ordering the Discovery Kit today! Which additional product would you suggest a “newbie” in her 40’s to try first? The Mandelic Serum, Age Renewing Serum or Vitaman C? Thank you

    Posted 5.15.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      If you’re going to just use one serum, I’d probably go with the Super Serum…it combines a lot of the best stuff available. But Retinol is really important for us at this age, and her Retinol Serum is the best I’ve ever tried. No flaky skin patches, and I wake with more moisturized, plump skin!!

      Posted 5.18.18 Reply
  6. I’m SO EXCITED about these new bundles!!!! Great review!

    Posted 5.15.18 Reply
  7. Kathy wrote:

    Ok, I just ordered the Discovery Kit. Can’t wait to try it.
    Also can’t wait for May 29th!!!! So excited for you and all your success.

    Posted 5.17.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thanks so much, Kathy!! And I hope you love the CR products as much as I do!!

      Posted 5.18.18 Reply
  8. Suzanne Loonie wrote:

    Just placed my first order for the skincare that you use! Got both the morning and night products! YIKES! Excited to try something new after using the same brand for the last 8-10 years. Your skin is beautiful – Hope I will look just as good!

    Posted 6.4.18 Reply
  9. Jennifer Whaley wrote:

    Hi there! I am a gal in her 40s and have been using Bobbi Brown and Murad..but would love to switch to something wonderful! Is there a place locally (I live in DFW area) to try Colleen Rothschild or talk to someone about it? Thanks in advance!

    Posted 7.29.18 Reply
  10. Kelly wrote:

    Hi! Love your blog❤️, Do you think the radiant cleansing balm is gentle enough for a tween? Or what products if any do your kids use? Thank you so much for all your awesome info!!

    Posted 10.20.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Thank you, Kelly! Yes, it’s very gentle! my 12-year old daughter has very sensitive skin, and loves it! She also uses several of the moisturizers. My teenage son uses the detox mask to spot treat acne, and sheer renewal as his moisturizer. Even my husband loves it…he uses the Face Oil No. 9!

      Posted 10.20.18 Reply
  11. Neora wrote:

    You should do more beauty posts! You’re so creative!
    Thank you!

    Posted 12.27.19 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I’ll take that into consideration for my 2020 calendar! I’m glad you guys like my beauty posts! xo, Cassie

      Posted 12.27.19 Reply