Skincare Products Reviews

I always thought that I knew skin care and anti-aging care more than I knew clothing, even though my business is in clothing. Maybe it's simply because I have been into beauty regimens and skin care way longer than I have been interested in fashion. I also have been very frugal in regards of my budget for clothing and not so much of what I spend on skin care. I spend a lot... I put together this list of what I used in the past year and a half and I was "horrified" of how much I've spent on serums and creams. 

So from this long list of skin care only about 10% of products stood out. A lot of the products below have great reviews, they are mentioned on blogs, etc.. but I wasn't impressed. I don't know if you're aware but nowadays all those blogs are paid advertising. Not here. I am not going to recommend something that doesn't really work and is a waste of money. 

So, to summarize, my favorite products and brands are the following:

  • Obagi products (medical grade skin care)  and favorite is Obagi C Serum 20%
  • Arbordoun Calendula Cream (nutritious cream for dry sensitive skin. Helps with skin tone and VERY cheap).
  • Caudelie line. Especially Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum and Cream Complection Correction (for spotty uneven tone)
  • Belief Hungarian Water Essence (I use it in addition underneath my moisturizer to add moisture to my dry skin)
  • Clarins products, especially Clarins Double Serum Face Complete Age Control Concentrate 
  • Dior One Essential Eye Serum
  • Eminence Organic Skin Care Bearberry Eye Repair Cream ( I love all organic Eminence product line). Eminence Age Corrective serum is amazing as well.
  • Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum (but I prefer Obagi's C Serum but Drunk Elephant is good too. It is pricey, so buy Obagi if you want more value for your money)
  • Dr. Hauschka products, especially Rose cream
  • Dior Capture Totale Cream Multi Perfection (I use perfection creams when I go out underneath my makeup and during the day if I am without makeup)
  • Weleda products. This is PERFECT budget line. Moisturizers and "skin food" are awesome and very cheap. My favorite line for when I am trying to save money. Weleda Day Cream, Night Cream and Superfood (in my opinion one of the best deals if you are on a very tight budget). Very effective and very cheap.
  • REN line products
  • Lancome products. Especially Lancome Absolue Eye Serum (very expensive. Skip if if you are on a budget).
  • Laniege products. Especially LANEIGE Water Bank Eye Gel. Face gel as well. (my favorite to deal with my very dry skin)
  • Korres line (not super effective because it has a lot of natural ingredients but very pleasant to use)
  • Peter Thomas Roth line products
  • Fresh line products and especially Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Night recovery Cream
  • Kiehl products
  • Shiseido products
  • Recently, I have been into Ordinary skincare products. Supper affordable budget line

 This is the list of the most of the products I have used during the past couple of years and they are graded by me on the scale 1-10:

  • 40 Carrots Retinol-Rich Carrot+Acai Sleep Cream - 7
  • Acure Eye Cream with Chlorella - 6
  • Algenist Brightening Anti-Ageing Emulsion - 7
  • Algenist Regenerative Ant-Aging Lotion - 7
  • Arbordoun Calendula Cream - 9  (not well-known product but I love it for the price. It is very oily and great for my dry skin)
  • Arcona Magic White Ice Hydrate AM/PM Gel - 8
  • Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Intensive Renewal Serum - 8
  • Belief Hungarian Water Essence - 10
  • Caudalie Vinoperfect Serum Complection Correction - 9 (I like Caudelie line in general)
  • Claire-ity 25% Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin E - 7
  • Clarins Double Face Serum - 10
  • Clarins multi-active day - 8
  • Clarins Eye Contour Gel for Paffiness and Dark Circles - 7
  • Clarins Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate - 10
  • Clinique All About Eyes Rich Cream - 9
  • Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid Serum for Skin - 5
  • Dior Capture Totale Cream Multi Perfection - 9 (great)
  • Dior One Essential Eye Serum - 9 (great product)
  • Dr. Brandt Dark Circles Away Serum - 3 (skip this line of products)
  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Dew It All Eye Gel - 6
  • Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream - 8 (great line of products)
  • Dr. Michelle Copeland Pigment Formula - 2 (doesn't do anything)
  • Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum - 8 (great line but pricey)
  • Elemis Absolute Eye Serum - 10 
  • Elizabeth Arden Millenuim Eye Renewal Cream - 5 (skip Elizabeth Arden line)
  • Elizabeth Arden Millenium Night Renewal Cream - 2 (too many perfumes and not effective)
  • Eminence Organic Skin Care Bearberry Eye Repair Cream - 10 (I love ALL Eminence products)
  • Eminence Age Corrective Eye Serum - 10 
  • Erno Laszlo Transphuse Eye Refiner - 2 (I felt that it did more damage than good to my dry skin)
  • Este Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator - 8
  • Ester Lauder Daywear cream with SPF - 8
  • Ester Lauder EyeWear Plus Night Cream - 8
  • Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Night recovery Cream - 10
  • Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil - 8
  • Kiehl Ultra Facial cream
  • Korres Wild Rose Face and Eye Serum - 9
  • Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Sleeping Facial (Night Cream ) - 8
  • Korres Magnolia First Wrinkles Night Cream - 8
  • Lancome Absolue Eye Premium Cream - 8
  • Lancome Absolue Eye Serum - 9
  • Lancome Ansolue Precious Cells Eye Cream - 8
  • Lancome Renergie Lift Night Cream - 8
  • Laniege Water Bank Eye Gel - 10 (love it)
  • Murray Essential-C Day Moisture Cream with SPF30 - 9
  • Native Earth Naturals Organic Face Cream - 7
  • Neutrogena Brightening Daily Moisturizer With SPF25 - 9
  • Nia24 Skin Strengthening Complex with Niacin - 6 (overrated)
  • Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Serum - 8
  • Obagi Hydrate Luxe Moisture-Rich Cream - 10
  • Obagi C-Serum 20% Vitamin C - 10 (my favorite)
  • Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel - 10 
  • Olay Total Effects 7 in One Ant-aging Moisturizer with SPF - 9
  • OZNaturals Eye Cream For Wrinkles - 7
  • REN products - 9
  • Perricone MD - 7 (not that effective for the price you have to pay)
  • Peter Thomas Roth Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Eye Cream - 10
  • Peter Thomas Roth Face Serum - 10
  • Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Vitamin C cream - 10
  • Shiseido White Lucent Luminizing Surge Emulsion- 9
  • Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Moisteruzing Gel - 9
  • Tatcha Pore Perfecting Water Gel - 7 (overrated)
  • Ultra Aesthetics MSM Moisture Cream - 8 (effective for the price you pay)
  • Verso Super Eye Serum - 7 (very overrated)
  • Weleda Hydrating Day Cream - 9 (underrated)
  • Xfacio Labs Anti-Aging Face Serum - 6 (pleasant to use but no results)