I’ve been taking a serious look at my skin in the last few months. Do you notice sometimes that your makeup products and their ability to “fix” any issues keeps you from what your focus should be..having good skin? I did. Why was I so worried about having the right concealer or the latest in technology when it comes to foundation when what I really was doing is hoping the latest product I purchased would cover up my skin issues?
Getting the right skin care in your life can make the products you use after you cleanse your face less of a crutch. Here are some products that are helping me get back to where I want to be. A girl with good lookin’ skin even when her face isn’t beat. Ha!
TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Foaming Cleanser ($25, 4.5 oz.)- This just feels good. It’s foamy and refreshing. I mix this cleanser with some water and smooth it all over my face. After rinsing it off I notice my face feels balanced. Not overly moisturized or even worse DRY! If I use a cleanser and my skin is tight or feels like it might crack it’s not the product for me.
TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Eye Renewal Cream ($40, .5 oz.)- This was the biggest surprise out of all the products for me. Check out the tip! I rub the tip all under my eye like a maniac. It’s the business. It helps my serious eye bags and puffiness. I rub it under my eyes while they are closed and I can’t tell you how good it feels. I look like a idiot because I’m practically drooling. It’s so relaxing. This eye cream works fine under my concealers. Some eye creams make my concealer move around and crease so I can’t use them. No problems with this one!
TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Day Cream ($50, 1.7 oz.)- I am a bit of a germaphobe. I mentioned that before but here I go telling you again. I love this moisturizer because it works well on my combination skin. The oily parts and the dry parts are equally taken care of. AND then….the container allows you to dispense just the right amount for use while the rest of the product is covered and not exposed. That makes the germaphobe in me do a little dance.
TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Night Treatment w/Retinol ($50, 1.7 oz.)- This is where the magic is. One of my biggest skin issues is dullness and dead skin sticking around longer than it should. Ever tried to put foundation/concealer over scaly dead skin? I hate to admit that I have tried this and it looks BAD. I’ve been hearing a lot about Retinol and I’ve never used a product containing it. The surface of my skin is smoother now than after a serious bout with my Clarisonic. I didn’t know that you could use a topical product that would make your skin so darn smooth. Amazing. I don’t know about helping with wrinkles (don’t have those…yet) but this is starting to help with my dark spots. I have been putting this on at night and after washing my face in the morning and taking a look around…I really like what I see. The dark spots on my chin are getting lighter and lighter so less concealer is needed. Amen to that!
TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Lifting Serum ($70, 1 oz.)- I am one of those all or nothing people. I would rather prevent problems than treating something later so to me Lifting Serum is an idea I can jump on board with no problem. I am afraid of a turkey chin and wrinkly neck so on this goes on twice a day with upward strokes.
Everything is working really well and I personally do better with a full line of products that I know work and don’t have to think hard about. Every one of the products can be purchased individually or you can get the whole line of products as a set and jump all in.
I must say that the reason I was on board so easily is because as a teen with a pizza forehead of acne Mary Kay products (Velocity products) were the only thing that stopped my breakouts. Not to be overly dramatic but those products kind of changed my life. I hid behind bangs and hats as much as I could but bad skin affects your self esteem horribly. Even if your skin is covered up you know its there and sometimes you can’t be your outgoing self when people are starring at your forehead cause something is about to BUST! I look back on it now and can laugh but then I thought my life was over.
Check out the TimeWise Repair line at marykay.com. The most important thing about choosing the right skin care for you is doing your research. Read everything you can to determine what will work best for your skin! I have tried the Velocity and regular TimeWise lines also and they work. This is a rare case where you can pick anything and you can’t go wrong.
Hey Crystal, this is right on time and very good info as I am in need of a an eye cream and a heavy duty moisterizer. Thank you for sharing
I’m so glad it was interesting to you. My days of soap and water are over. I need much more ha!
Hmmm….Interesting. A friend/sorority sister of mine sells MK and she did mention something about new skin care items. I’ve used the Timewise stuff (still have some items) and the Velocity stuff in college. I’m always on the hunt for good skin care. I am on the hunt for a good eye cream. May pick this one and try it out. The only stuff I’ve really been wowed by is BE’s skin care. Haven’t tried any of their eye creams though. I want to try the neck cream since Leslie speaks so highly of it. RIght now I’m using Cetaphil cleasnser and moisturizer which I do like. Also trying to use BE’s serum up. It’s my second bottle. I may hold off purhcasing another bottle just to “see” what happens. Also been using Alpha Hydroxy’s Retinol ResQ which is a dupe for philosophy’s help me which I really really like but not the $40 price tag. A toner has also been thrown in the mix which I haven’t used on in YEARS. Let’s see what else….a clarisonic and Biore’s Unclogging Pore Scrub in the a.m. Oh and Queen Helene’s Mint Julep mask at least once a week. Oye vey and this me trying to “simplify” my skin care routine. Drinking more water and a hair, skin & nails vitamin has helped.
I really liked the TimeWise line. That Night Solution is the truth! I’ve used several bottles of that and it’s the stand out product. It also makes my skin less dull and flaky. I don’t remember what is in Velocity products but they helped my acne a lot. Eye creams are hard to pick out for me. I really like the firming one from BE and I’ve got my eye on the neck cream since Leslie does pump it up and I’m curious. I am such a weirdo that I feel like I’m going to wake up one day and my neck is going to be a mess. Ha!
I may play around with the items I have again. Leslie’s like if you have a neck then you NEED this neck cream HA! My friend is like you don’t need it. Then I’m like but but buuuutttt….lol!!!
I love that line. If you have a neck then you need it!
You had me at less flaky skin lol there’s nothing worse than putting on my foundation and then looking in the mirror only to see cakey and crusty makeup :-/
Oh god I know the flaky skin ruins everything!
I have been searching for a good night cream with Retinol and this just might be it! I was at Sephora the other day and was “hoping” I would run into you in the streets of Annapolis! LOL! Thank you for the review and hope to see you around
Lol! I was nearby at Ulta getting the OPI James Bond polishes! I don’t know why I’ve been so slow to find out about Retinol but its been great for my skin!
Great post. I received samples of this from a MK Director a couple of weeks ago and I liked how they made my skin feel. The eye cream wasn’t rich enough for me. It’s super dry here out West and I need a super-hydrating eye cream.
RE: BE neck cream…not worth it. You’d be better off with the Dr. Denease. I didn’t think that the Dr. Denease was working, but when I ran out and was using the BE neck cream, I noticed that the crepiness came back. Same with the Philosophy neck cream. I hear the Estee Lauder neck cream is good, but haven’t tried it yet. I’ve liked the StriVectin creams, so I may pick up the neck cream at TJ Maxx (if it’s still there).
Thanks for letting us know about the BE cream!
Really? Good to know. Qvc.com gooooooo!
I started doing the same thing as well – spending more time and researching different skincare brands. I started to spend more $$ on skincare items rather than cosmetics. You’re right – what is the point in using all the latest make-up items that come out if your skin is not looking its best??
Yeah thats the most important thing. Your skin looking good!
i am 60= AND BELIEVE ME I UNDERSTAND NECK CREAM NEEDS.
the best one since anything I’ve ever tried is Mary Kay Replenish C+ it was trialled in asia where women don’t have turkey necks and THEY saw a difference
Why? The key ingredient is Kokodu Plum which helps the skin rebuild elasticity It’s reasonably priced, botanically scented and feels/works great! and it’s guaranteed 100%
Let me know if youwant to try it, or ask a local Mary Kay consultant if you know onw
How long does a set last?
Thats going to vary from person to person. I used up the cleanser and eye cream faster than the rest of the products.
Latoyia McNabb says
I just want to say it is so great seeing unsolicited posts like yours. I sell the products and have what to say based on the company but love to be able to refer clients to posts like this. Thank you