Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Red Faced No More!!

Well, the exfoliation results are finally in....and I have to say that the St. Ives. Apricot beat out the Clinique 7 Day by just a bit.  The St. Ives side of my face feels and looks slightly smoother, with slightly smaller pores.

THAT BEING SAID, I was reminded, when I read this at Marie Claire, that peels might be a better choice for many of us.

Skip the granular exfoliants in favor of peels. "Acids like lactic and glycolic-typically in at-home peels-stimulate collagen production, plump up skin with moisture, and smooth its surface," says NYC dermatologist Dr. Virgil Hatcher. "You want to slough off the dead skin cells that trap pimple-producing oil." A series of in-office peels, stronger than the at-home versions, deliver antiaging and antiacne power in one punch. Prescription retinoids (Retin-A, Tazorac, Differin, and Renova) are another more aggressive option.

Do It Yourself: L'Oreal Paris AcneResponse Intensive Adult Acne Peel Kit has it all: a gentle cleanser that preps skin for a 2 percent salicylic acid peel and a neutralizing moisturizer with soothing botanicals to deter redness. (From Marie Claire

So my next experiment will be with with salicylic and glycolic L'Oreal Dermo-Expertise ReNoviste Anti-Aging Glycolic Peel Kitpeels. Stay tuned for the results!

Saturday, September 18, 2010 blog ATE my last post!

Today. I will be adding this post in Verdana. Maybe that will stop the BLOG from eating my posts!!

In any case, if it turns up or regurgitates, I'll be sure to add it back in.

Meanwhile, I have a very bad case of red face today. Not because the blog ate my post or anything; I was sampling and comparing facial scrubs.

This is not for the paleface, weak of skin. Or, thin of skin??

Today I sampled my old drugstore favorite, St. Ives Apricot Scrub, but this time I only used it on one side of my face.  On the other side of my face, I used Clinique 7 Day Scrub Cream. 

Exfoliation should be done on a more regular basis than "when you remember to do it".  And, it also should not be "scrubbed" in...

I promise that I will let you know my results as soon as my redness calms down.

Friday, September 3, 2010

My First Day of Blogging: Drugstore Beauty

Hello, my name is Sherry, 
and I am a 
Drug Store Beauty Whore. 

(No, this is not a twelve step program, but I do hear some applause). 

If you are like me, you read magazines such as ALLURE or ELLE and other articles, drool over Sephora catalogs, cruise web sites for reviews, and everything else you can possibly get your hands on about beauty products and makeup, as well as tricks and hints about their application.

Do you cruise department store cosmetic counters, trying this color and that, smelling this and that fragrance, and come out looking and smelling very "colorful" ?  Do you sometimes, often or always buy the products that you try or the samples that you are given?

Inevitably, I break down and buy too many products, and usually spend way over my budget.
I do believe that many of these products are well worth what we pay, but there ARE often drugstore formulas and colors that can or do work equally well.

To that end, I propose that if we collaborate, and review the products that we buy, as well as their drug store counterparts, we will be able to save SOME of our hard earned cash.

I know that there are many of you, my friends and fellow addicts, out there who will be contributing a myriad of suggestions of products for all to try, and this is the place to come and  to do exactly that.

I will always welcome guest posters, and/or any and all opinions on any products that we discuss, if you have tried them.

Au revoir for now, but I hope that I will be hearing from you soon!