Believe it or not, there are readers of this blog who actually take my opinions seriously. And sometimes, they send me emails.
I got one not too long ago from Nancy, who is looking for a new moisturizer. Nancy tells me she has medium dry skin with some redness in her chin. She had been using Bliss's Youth as We Know It, which costs $80 a jar.
Personally, I look back nostalgically to the days when I could have described my skin as "medium dry," rather than "my own private Sahara." That would have been way back in college, and I was probably using Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.
Now, even though I have very dry skin, I'm using so many products on any given day that no single one of them has to be all that moisturizing. I put on some Vitamin C serum,
then Clinique's Even Better Stop Signs spot remover,
then eye cream,
then a SPF 28 moisturizer.
At night, whatever I'm planning to put on top, I always I use my Vitamin C serum, my spot-removing serum, and my eye cream. Then I put on whatever I have around that doesn't have SPF. I'm using up the last of a Murad kit I got last summer, and I always have some GWP products to try, including the inevitable Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (DDML).
If I'm feeling super dry, I'll use a dab from my ancient jar of Creme de la Mer. Or Eucerin. Or Nivea. These are super heavy, greasy formulas, though.
As you can see, my night time creams are all over the map, from cheap drugstore to la-di-dah Neiman Marcus.
Can you think of something for Nancy to try? Or me, for that matter?