Saturday, November 8, 2014

Skin Care Bargains

So, my new intro says "skin care".   We have talked about skin care a couple of times.  Once, I had seen talk of Boots No. 7 and made a post about it.  I never got around to trying it.  There was also the Avalon cleanser that I got at the grocery store.  It didn't make the regular cut.

After years of spending too much money at QVC and department store counters and too often seeing no good results, I now shop the bargain counters.  I love the couple of aisles of skin and beauty products at TJMaxx and seldom come away without something new to try.  

Most recently I picked up a couple from Ellen Tracy.  The photo is unclear.  The product is Nightime Hydrating Cream.  
When I got home I looked for reviews online and found about a 75/25 ratio in reviews.  One of the positives:  "I had a pretty severe windburn on my face recently and tried this cream three nights in a row and each morning I woke with soft, moisturized skin. It doesn't only make your face look good, it also makes your face feel very good."  Even someone who didn't like what the cream did for her skin commented that the consistency and light scent were pleasing.  

I, too, like the consistency.  It is sort of a light gel.  It absorbs quickly and I hardly noticed the scent.  That alone pleases me.  

This jar is living on my desk where I use it to refresh my face when it feels dry.  I pat it on my cheeks and forehead and rub the remainder into my hands.

Another Ellen Tracy purchase:

This one says 'facial' but I bought it  because I needed something for hands, legs and feet.  It works nicely. The exfoliation material doesn't disappear too quickly on contact as too many do.  Use it before getting into the shower for best results.  I wouldn't recommend it for tub use.    

These two jars cost around ten dollars total at TJ's.  Would I prefer a fresh container of Kate's Quench?  Maybe,  but shopping the bargains gives me a kick that forking over $90 - $150 just doesn't get.

To each his own.  Mine is bargain skin care.  

What's your secret?  


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