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Note: these were the sample sizes from my dermatologist to show you a peek. The links we shared from Amazon are the full size products! I just happened to notice these were all discounted to some degree for Prime Day so wanted to let you know.
What does the Dr. really recommend for daily skin care? These products were recommended to me by my dermatologist a few weeks ago (and can be found on Amazon) so I wanted to share them with you! (That's what virtual friends are for right?)
NOTE: What might be right for my skin may not be right for yours – so check with a dermatologist before starting any skincare routine!
I had my skin checked recently by my dermatologist (I'm pretty fair skinned but have always been REALLY faithful about always wearing sunscreen and moisturizing ~ however I've never actually gone to get baseline skin check, and knew it was time to get that done!). I wanted to just make sure there wasn't anything I needed to worry over and see if she had any recommendations for the very best ways to care for my skin.
You can see my favorite makeup that I use right over HERE which includes sunscreen in my foundation. I really do love that stuff!)
I loved the tips my dermatologist recommended on best skincare products to buy on Amazon, so figured I'd share them with you. The La Roche products are definitely a little on the pricey side but I think will last me for months, so we'll see how it goes!
Here's what she recommended that can be found on Amazon:
- EltaMD UV Daily Moisturizer with SPF 40 – $26.30 after $6.10 off Prime Day Savings – just ordered this one again because I was totally out and miss having it!
- La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Salicylic Acid – $29.99 after $10 off coupon in cart (normally $39!)
- La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Face, with Vitamin B5 – $25.23 (normally $32!)
- CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser – $17.74 (this is a HUGE bottle!)
- CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin – $11.62 (this one's huge too!)
She sent me home with a bunch of sample sizes (shown above), so I've ordered a few of them to try out. So far I like all of them, but my favorite by far is the Elta Tinted Sunscreen to use (and she recommended I use them on my neck area too ~ just watch out because it will get on your blouse if you're wearing something with a higher neckline!).
My neck has always bothered me a little bit, and it just seems to even things out (since I haven't always been great about putting sunscreen and moisturizer on my neck, I'm hoping this will help!)
And here's how she recommended using them:
- CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
- La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Salicylic Acid
- EltaMD UV Daily Moisturizer with SPF 40
- CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
- La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Face, with Vitamin B5
- CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin
She also recommended Tretinoin Cream (also known as Retin-A). You can only get that from a physician ~ I totally took her up on it. I've heard amazing reviews and the cost out of pocket was around $30 – the bottle should last me a few months. We'll see how it does!
I'll be honest, being online so much (and sharing so much video around here!), definitely makes me anxious about my wrinkles and age spots as they're popping up, so I'm just doing my best to keep my skin in as good shape as I can. (So far I really don't mind getting older because I really don't feel older most days, but I don't want to look older than I need to if I don't have to ~ whew!).
What skin care have you found that you've loved? Do you have any recommendations? Have you tried any of these? I'd sure love to hear your tips ~ now scoot on off and go moisturize your neck ladies! 🙂
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EltaMD sunscreen is the best! I have tinted and regular. My derm wants that higher zinc content in my sunscreen since I had melanoma 4 years ago (stage zero, got clear margins and still doing well). Annual skin checks are just like your annual mammogram. HUGE help in early detection!!
Love your makeup bag and video you did showing us everyday gals what an everyday gals does & uses! I to have hooded eyes but I’m about 10 years ahead of you. Hooded eyes makes our eyes look smaller. I notice often in your pictures it appears you were eye line in your water line I believe. You did not show this on video. Can you touch on this if where you add it and what eyeliner? I feel I need some but never used it in waterline. Even this older dog still wants to learn. Lol! Thanks so much! Your wonderful!
Hi Rhonda! Honestly – all I do is wear mascara, but my skin is super oily, so ANY makeup tends to run a bit. For me it just runs enough to look like eye liner (but I don’t wear any liner!) Hope that helps a little at least!
I was recently told by my endocrinologist that CeraVe often contains parabens which can be linked to hormone disruptions! Please don’t use skincare with parabens!
Thank you for sharing LMS – I hadn’t heard that but just looked into it really quickly and it looks like some of their products have removed the parabens. But so glad you said something and I’ll do a little more research for sure!
Nicole J says
We have a tinted moisturizer also! But, all of our products come with a 60 day empty bottle, money back guarantee!! My skin has NEVER been better.
About the tretinoin cream, what kind came in a bottle?? I’ve seen tubes, but no bottles? I’m curious now. Lol!
It’s a small (ish?) pump bottle if that makes sense – hope that helps Nicole (and good to know you love R&F!) 🙂
Hi Laurie! What type of skin do you have? I have dry sensitive skin and am wondering if these products would work for me.
My skin is a little more on the oily side and sensitive also, but so far I haven’t had any issues with them! My daughter has drier skin and they haven’t bothered her skin ~ hope that helps a little at least!
Bernadette M Mandes Wildemore says
Hi, and thanks so much for these recommendations! I’m definitely in the age group where, like you, i can surely say i don’t feel older, but you bet i don’t want to look older if i don’t have to! Do you have any useage suggestions for how to use the products you’ve listed, and also any idea where (in what sequence) you’d use a self tanner (if you wanted to use one)? Thanks again!
I just used them in the order above Bernadette! Here you go 🙂 Morning Routine
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C Face Serum with Hyaluronic Acid & Salicylic Acid
EltaMD UV Daily Moisturizer with SPF 40
CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser
La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Face, with Vitamin B5
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion for Dry Skin
Hope that helps (and I’m with you on not wanting to look any older than we have to!) 🙂