Hello! Today, I’m sharing a bit about some favorite skincare products. Now, my blog is the farthest thing from a beauty blog as you can get. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again, Hadley knows more about hair and makeup (even though she only wears it for dance competitions) than I do. That being said, I’ve tried to up my skincare game through the years because while I don’t mind looking my age, I’d like to do what I can to have an effective skincare regimen.
My Skincare Journey:
I’d say I’ve been consistently using skincare products for about ten years…probably since my early 30’s. I definitely should have started sooner, but I’ve now made skincare a priority.
I mostly used drug store products but for the past five years, I’ve tried various products off and on such as Rodan and Fields and Mary Kay. Once I started using these more expensive products, I kind of mixed and matched high and low price points. For example, I’d use Neutrogena face wash, but then follow that with a more expensive moisturizer.
For about four years now, I’ve gotten monthly facials. I rotate my treatments between chemical peels, dermaplane, microdermabrasion, and facials. While I’ve felt guilty splurging on this luxury for myself, I’ve noticed a considerable difference in my skin while prioritizing these monthly treatments.
Now, on to what I really want to talk about….Dime Beauty.
I guess you could say that I’ve been “influenced.” Since the summer, I’ve been using Dime Beauty products, and I’ve been loving them. Quite a few influencers have shared their products. Jen Reed (@thesisterstudioig) is the first one I saw to promote the products, and she even visited their facility and spoke with the founders.
I’ve also seen Lacey (@ponderosa_and_plaid), Autumn Calabrese (@autumncalabrese), Mary Beth (@livinwithmb) and others share the products they love. I’ve used their codes along the way too for discounts.
The products I use:
*descriptions/key benefits from dimebeautyco.com
Honestly, the first product that piqued my interest was the Super Firm Serum. While placing that first order and knowing I use moisturizer both morning and night, I added those to the cart and got free shipping.
In the mornings, I wash my face and then use my regular toner (Thayers). Then, I apply the:
- Dewy Day Cream
At night, I use a makeup wipe (which I think is a “no no,” but…convenience sometimes wins out!), then I use my regular toner followed by:
- Super Firm Serum and the Restorative Night Cream
Two pumps is all you need of the Dewy Day Cream.
Key Benefits: replenishes skin, helps promote collagen and elastin growth, plumps and firms skin
I just use one to two drops and apply to my face.
Key Benefits: tightening and firming, helps accelerate collagen and elastin production, works to limit muscle contraction
Like with the Dewy Day Cream, I just use two pumps of the night cream as well.
Key Benefits: restores dry and damaged skin, maintains soft and hydrated skin, revitalizes shine and complexion, fights the aging process
For both creams, I apply any leftover cream to the back of my hands. I figure I might as well use it wherever needed!
I started using the Gentle Jelly Cleanser and Luminosity Eye Serum.
I now use the Gentle Jelly Cleanser in the mornings to wash my face.
I added the Luminosity Eye Serum to my evening routine as well.
Two pumps of the Jelly Cleanser is all I need to wake my skin up in the morning.
I do only use it in the morning and have continued to use my makeup wipe in the evening.
Key Benefits: Removes dirt, oil, and makeup, hydrates and soothes after cleansing, softens skin texture after consistent use, protects the skin from damage caused by environmental stressors
A little bit of this goes a long way, and I apply it under my eyes, crows feet and arch of eyebrow. I only use this product during my nighttime skincare routine.
Key Benefits: improves youthful appearance beneath the eyes, improve dark circles, lessen puffiness, improve fine lines and wrinkles
Mary Beth (@livingwithmb) shared about the Blue Facial Oil, and I was curious. Thankfully, I don’t get many blemishes, but I also thought this may be of use to my kids as they’ve started paying more attention to skincare (Read: they now occasionally wash their faces)
I just use a couple of drops and pat it on my face. I use this two to three nights a week after the Restorative Night Cream.
Key Benefits: anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, spot treatment, promotes wound healing, antioxidant-rich, hydration
“Cons”: It is an oil, so I end up washing my hands after using this product.
Daytime Order of Product use:
- Gentle Jelly Cleanser
- Toner (Thayers)
- Serum (Revolution Hyaluronic Acid)
- Dewy Day Cream
Daytime Order of Product use:
- Makeup wipe
- Toner (Thayers)
- Super Firm Serum
- Luminosity Eye Serum
- Restorative Night Cream
- Blue Facial Oil (a few days a week)
Emily (@champagneandchanel) shared about Dime Beauty’s perfumes. I apply a spray of perfume every morning, and am not too picky about what I use. Honestly, most perfumes I have last for years because I don’t use much. So, I was in need of some perfume and thought the sample set would be the perfect way to choose which one I liked best.
Their perfume is made with a clean alcohol, and the sample pack included these scents:
- ILYSB (I love you so bad), sandalwood, gardenia
- Lovely Dreams – floral citrus scent
- Malibu Night – coconut musk and berries
- 7 Summers – warm cream scent with touch of vanilla lavender
My favorite scent from the pack is 7 Summers followed by Lovely Dreams. That being said, I’ve been rotating which ones I use and wear them all.
Some things I love about the products:
- Vegan + Cruelty Free
- Clean Ingredients
- Made in the USA
- I feel the products working on my skin.
- Price point is great
- Many influencers have codes you can use for discounts
- You can earn points to apply towards future purchases. (I’ve even written reviews of the products and earned discounts/free shipping)
I feel like the products last for quite some time. I’ve gotten about:
- 2.5-3 months out of the day and night creams
- The cleanser has lasted me longer than three months, but I only use it in the morning (and my make up wipes at night)
- 2 months for the Super Firm Serum
- 3 months for Luminosity Eye Serum
- I assume the Blue Oil will last a while because I only use it a few days a week.
Up next, I hope to try their Super Skin Toner.
Like I said before, I’ve used a variety of product lines through the years. I’ve never really been disappointed in those products, but I feel like Dime Beauty products are ones I will continue to re-order and use without hesitation.
Have you tried any Dime Beauty products? I believe they just came out with a sunscreen too!
What are your favorite skincare products?
See you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites.