When I started on my new regimen in March, the bit that I was a bit wary of was changing the products I use for my skincare approach to cleanse-tone-moisturise. I’m afraid I’m not much of an adventurous type when it comes to products I use, esp now that I’m a wee bit older. You see, once I sort of find something that somehow works or would give me tolerable results, I tend to stick with it. My thinking was along the lines of “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” sort. Not necessarily that the products are effective, they’re just easy to incorporate into what I’m already used to, or they fit my budget, or there’s the possibility that I just couldn’t be bothered to find better options. I know that this bit isn’t exactly ideal but that’s my reality.
As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, my included the following:
Cleanse: Neutrogena Deep Clean Foaming Cleanser as my face wash, and Neutrogena Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub (such a long name for a product, gah) for exfoliation.
Tone: The Neutrogena Alcohol-Free Toner has been a trusty companion for more than a decade. Why? I haven’t found a toner to match its gentleness, and it seemed that it did the trick.
Moisturise: I use Olay Total Effects Anti-ageing Serum to accompany both my morning and nightly rituals. Olay Total Effects (touch of foundation) BB Crème with SPF 15 in the morning and only if I’m going out. Yes, I don’t put on moisturiser when I’m just staying in. Then it’s Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (Night Moisturiser) I’d put on at night.
Up to the point before I switched, I had no big problems with the products that I’ve been using (would’ve switched otherwise). So why change, right? Well, first of all, I decided to invest in a new venture and had chosen to explore the opportunity with Nu Skin. With this choice, I knew I wanted to learn firsthand about the products so it meant I needed to use them. Change can be terrifying, esp if I was to consider the risk of exposing my skin to possible negative effects, so I had employed measures to minimise it: (1) Being aware of how my skin behaves, and what it needs (Important:know your skin type!); (2) Doing my research on the products I was looking into trying; and (3) Performing trials before using the products in all its entirety.
The products I had chosen to try were:
Tri-Phasic White™ Toner, SRP at Php 2,800.
Moisture Restore Day Protective Lotion with SPF 15 (Normal to Dry Skin), SRP at Php 2,510.
Nu Colour Advanced Tinted Moisturiser with SPF 15 (Beige), SRP at Php 2,000.
Night Supply Nourishing Cream, SRP at Php 2,830.
Sunright Lip Balm with SPF 15 (you got to show your lip some love, too!), SRP at Php 570.
Tri-Phasic White™ Toner • Tri-Phasic White™ Cleanser
I had opted for the cleanser and toner from the Tri-Phasic White™ line but not used the full system. Not to be confused with having the need to “whiten” my skin (good to note that the products don’t claim to do that), the choice was borne out of the need to curtail the occurrence of dark spots or some would call them, “age spots.” I’m nearly 40, you see. Although I rarely spend too much time under the sun, or that my makeup use have lessened over the years, I noticed that I’m starting to get those spots. I admit that my skin hasn’t been a source of “big skin issues” but I do encounter some from time to time. And I knew my skin needed a boost.