When I was a teen, I had horribly oily skin. I tried everything I could to “dry” it out and mop up the oil. I used blotters, powder and anything that would suck up the excess oil. Of course I over did it and in response, my skin produced even MORE oil!
Then in my twenties, my skin changed to combination skin. I started using Dr. Hauschka which worked GREAT but it was a little pricey. Then I tried another skin care line recommended by a facialist. I loved the results but what I didn’t like was how the items needed to be kept at a certain temperature.
Fast forward to the birth of my first child. My skin changed yet again. This time it was DRY! Dry dry d ry and flaky. I was so confused! I would exfoliate and exfoliate, hoping to slough off the rough texture. My usual routine and previous moisturizers provided no relief. My face looked old. I was terribly sad about how my skin looked so old.
Then I discovered Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar. I resisted using anti-aging moisturizers because, pffftt… I’m not old! But it was time to admit that while I still felt like I was in my 20s on the inside, my skin WAS aging. I started using Hope in a Jar at night and in the morning. Lo and behold, my dry flaky skin disappeared! My skin became soft again and it even glowed! I was ecstatic! I even learned to like the scent!
I recently had my second child and I was out of Hope in a Jar. However, I did have a very generous sample of Algenist Overnight Restorative Cream. It had a nice thick texture and only required a quick swipe of the pad of my ring finger to get enough product to cover my face. Oh my! I could feel the product sinking into my skin and quenching the dryness. So not kidding! Hmmm, I thought, we will see in the morning how my skin likes this stuff. I was expecting to wake up with shiny skin and possibly the beginnings of a blemish.
When I woke up, I touched my face and noticed how soft it felt. Not quite as soft as my newborn baby’s bum but definately soft! I stumbled my way to the bathroom and I was surprised at what I saw staring back at me. I looked like I actually had some sleep! This was on top of waking up every few hours to nurse my newborn! No haggardly countenance, just me looking like I had rested.