It's been about three and a half months since I started reviewing for Truth in Aging, and I must say that I've learned a lot. Over the course of my research I've tossed some long-held favorites, but have managed to find some great replacements.
I used to be a Bliss girl. Of their many products, I was a fan of the Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
, and really championed their ounce of prevention am/pm moisturizer set. But, alas, I've grown up and grown away. As you can read at the end of this post, their ingredients just weren't up to snuff, full of parabens and PEGs and all kinds of other things that I've come to realize I just don't want on my skin.
So what am I using? Here are my favorites:
In the morning, I cleanse with Om Aroma & Co's Champagne Facial Cleanser, and then follow with Sophyto's Polyphenol Drops
and Ole Henriksen's Truth Serum
. When needed, I use Jurlique's Balancing Day Cream
, but sometimes switch it out for Suki's Brightening cream
or Om Aroma & Co's White Truffle Face Cream.
For under my eyes, it's MD Skincare's Lift & Lighten Eye Cream
At night, I cleanse with Suki's Exfoliating Cleanser
, and follow again with Sophyto's Polyphenol Drops
. For a serum, this time I use the one from Jurlique's Biodynamic Beauty line
and then follow with their night-time moisturizer as well. For my eyes I use Your Best Face's Correct Eye Cream
(which is wonderful, but heavier than I like for daytime use).
I also use once a week MD Skincare's Alpha-Beta Daily Hydroxy Pads
As you may have noticed, I haven't listed any toners. I'm still on a search for the right one, so far I've only tried Dr. Hauschka's and Bliss' The Youth As We Know It
. And I haven't been happy with either--Bliss' has a weird consistency, and I haven't found any of Dr. Hauschka's products to be particularly effective. If you have a recommendation, I'd love to hear it. I'll be trying out a lavender toner from She in the following weeks though, so I'll let you know how that goes.
Bliss An Ounce Of Prevention PM:
water (aqua), caprylic/capric triglyceride, butylene glycol,
cyclopentasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxane, imperata cylindrica root
extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, iris florentina root extract,
algae extract, glyceryl stearate, nylon-12, glycerin, sorbitan oleate,
stearic acid, triethanolamine, phenoxyethanol, dimethylsilanol
hyaluronate, PEG-100 stearate, carbomer, caprylyl glycol,
methylparaben, sodium hyaluronate, maltodextrin, butylparaben,
propylene glycol, fragrance, disodium edta, PEG-8, ethylparaben,
propylparaben, isobutylparaben, tocopherol, styrene/acrylates
copolymer, potassium sorbate, sorbitol, ascorbyl palmitate, sodium
methylparaben, ascorbic acid, citric acid, sodium propylparaben.
Bliss An Ounce Of Prevention AM SPF15 :
water, perfluorodecalin, glycerin, butylene glycol, dimethicone,
dimethylsilanol hyaluronate, niacinamide, isopropyl isostearate,
biosaccharide gum-1, panthenol, soybean peroxidase, behenyl alcohol,
cetyl alcohol, hydroxyethyl urea, nylon-12, stearyl alcohol, caprylyl
glycol, phenoxyethanol, polyacrylamide, cetearyl alcohol,
methylparaben, C13-14 isoparaffin, PTFE, PEG-100 stearate, carbomer,
propylparaben, cetearyl glucoside, fragrance, triethanolamine, camellia
sinensis leaf extract, sorbic acid, iris florentina root extract,
laureth-7, allantoin, ascorbic acid, disodium EDTA, tocopheryl acetate,
polysorbate 20, ahnfeltia concinna extract, sodium hyaluronate,
caprylic/capric triglyceride, acetyl hexapeptide-8, ascorbyl
tetraisopalmitate, tocopherol, alumina, silica, propylene glycol,
butylparaben, ethylparaben, diazolidinyl urea, isobutylparaben,
ammonium polyacrylate, DNA, hexyl cinnamal, limonene, titanium dioxide