Saturday, March 19, 2011

Confession: I Use Body Soap To Wash My Face...

Now that the truth is out, I'll admit that I've always wanted to be one of those women who had this amazingly intense beauty and skincare routine. You know the kind I'm talking about. Washes only with spring water, followed by organic toner, eye cream, moisturizer and the like. But let's face it. I'm lazy and I wash my face with the same Dove bath bar that is all too easily accessible in our shower. I know, I know. It's as if the Beauty Gods are throwing down lightening bolts as we speak. Will I redeem myself if I let you know that I always remember to apply chapstick before bed? No? Okay then. Wow, tough crowd. 

Sure there were a few years where I'd mix it up with a little Clean & Clear face wash but that was mostly high school and college and the rare occasions when I would remember to pick some up from the drugstore. 

As I'm sure you know, Apothica is one of the sponsors of this tiny slice of the interwebs. I love working with them for a myriad of reasons, but mostly because I get stuff. Awesome beauty stuff that I normally wouldn't spend money on because this SAHM has zero dollars in the beauty budget. Sigh.

Long story short, I received an itty bitty sample of this facial cleanser in and amongst a recent order and ladies? I am hooked. Sure, it has more than five ingredients and two or three of them I can't even pronounce, but you know what matters? The fact that it leaves my face feeling as smooth and as soft as Carter's tushie. 

I cannot tell a lie. After using it last night, I literally ran downstairs to The Husband and made him feel my face. Even he couldn't stop touching it. He even told me to order the product immediately. Say what, Husband? Don't mind if I do

I should also mention that I have super sensitive skin. So sensitive, in fact, that even "Sensitive Skin" products such as Aveeno, Neutrogena and Cetaphil always burned a bit when applied to my face. This stuff? It's magic, I swear. 

Caudalie Gentle Cleanser. Love. Love. Love.

With my track record of falling in love with only the most expensive of things, I shuddered a bit when I sat down at the computer to look up how much a decent-sized bottle of this stuff would be. Sure, it's not La Mer, but I had visions of inoordinate amounts of money flashing across the screen. Although The Husband told me to buy it, he would be eating his words the minute I told him it was fifty or sixty dollars. Thank the Beauty Gods above when $27 popped up on screen. Whew. Get in my shopping cart NOW you amazing cleanser you!

Now? I'm one step closer to being that beauty maven of my dreams with an intense step-by-step nightly skincare routine. Facial cleanser today and who knows what tomorrow will bring! 

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  1. Oooh, I may have to try this cleanser! Don't feel bad, though, I also sometimes use my Dove body soap on my face at night/in the shower, when I'm feeling lazy. ;)

  2. I'll have to try this!! I use purity made simple (and olay sensitive when I'm out of that and being cheap!) with my Clarisonic (stupid amounts of $ but damn if it doesn't work SO well!). Thanks so much for the review!!

    Also I ran out of moisturizer the other day and started using Trey's California Baby Calendula cream - um, it's amazing - I may just keep using that! :)

    Happy Saturday to you and C!!!

  3. I'm definitely going to have to try that, but you know, a lot of celebrities have also confessed to washing their face with just a simple bar of soap. Maybe it isn't so bad after all? :)


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