Ladies, I am a RoC Skincare Ambassador, which means I am compensated for sharing my experiences with RoC products. Rest assured, all opinions are my own.
I have been using RoC products for more than a year now, and the results are fantastic. My skin is smoother and brighter, to the point where I venture outside without makeup on a regular basis. By the way, I just turned 44 and I clearly remember the day I first felt anxiety over aging skin. I’ll share that little story, plus my daily skincare regimen, a pic of me with no makeup, and the new product I’m excited about.
My First Wrinkle Freakout
It was 16 years ago. Maybe you’ve had a similar experience: I looked in the mirror and saw shadows that weren’t there before. I certainly exaggerated it at the time, but all I could see were miles of forehead wrinkles and a future filled with an involuntarily furrowed brow. So, yeah, I was being dramatic. I was only 28, just a kid!
My point in sharing is that I’ve since fostered a more mature outlook towards aging. Back then, I experimented with all kinds of products. Most of them felt gross and produced zero noticeable change. These days, I have different standards.
You may know that I believe the best beauty products are those that boost your confidence. Because feeling beautiful is beautiful.
Anti-aging products in particular don’t work overnight — but they have to do something in the short-term to keep you committed to them. I’ve used lots of products, ranging from cheap to expensive. And I’m committed to RoC as a brand because the products apply well, feel silky, smell good and protect my skin and skin moisture barrier from the sun and other damaging forces. Oh, and they do make my skin look younger.
The Daily Skincare Regimen of a 40-something
Here’s my go-to skincare regimen.
In the morning
RoC MAX Resurfacing Cleanser: I like this daily cleanser as a mild exfoliant. It’s gentle in my opinion and leaves my face feeling really clean.
I’ve been using this one for about two weeks. And of course I wouldn’t expect anything different, but it keeps my skin feeling soft and smooth.
One other thing I’ll point out is this. I get annoyed by super-specific skincare products, like face cream you can’t use on your eyes and neck cream you can’t use on your face. Someday we’ll have brands selling us right eye cream and left eye cream, you know?
Another plus for the new MULTI CORREXION product is that it’s somewhat all purpose; use it on your chest, neck and face.
As a Southern California transplant now living in the Midwest, Catherine has turned layering into an art form and accepted that UGGs actually do have a place in the stylish lady's wardrobe. She's been featured in Woman's World Magazine, DrLaura.com, Refinery29, Wellness.com and has made appearances on ABC7 Chicago, FOX2News St. Louis, KCAL9 Los Angeles, Fox19 Cincinnati, WGN TV Chicago and WCPO TV Cincinnati.
Thanks for stopping by! I'm Catherine, your Budget Fashionista style editor. I'm a bargain shopper at heart, as I love nice things but hate paying for them! I'm also a personal finance writer who's been featured on USA Today and MSN Money.