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Skincare for 35 and up | Skincare and Beauty

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My favorite finds that range from budget friendly finds to items worth spending a little more on.


I tend to rotate my cleansers so that my routine and skin can evolve as I age. I have some mild rosacea at times so depending on when that flairs up I might change to a gentle routine from time to time. And I'm really digging the double cleanse trend...

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A cushiony cleanser that removes makeup + impurities while preserving skin’s barrier & leaves a silky-smooth, hydrated finish after rinsing.
Ultra-Gentle Cleanser
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Favorite cleanser that isn't too expensive but still does the job for my maturing skin
Face Wash | La Roche-Posay
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I LOVE a good exfoliator and I probably exfoliate too much but this one is so effective and clean. Highly recommend!!!
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So far I'm loving this cleanser. It's refreshing and not too harsh on my skin.
The POREfessional Good Cleanup Foam Cleanser

Serums & Oils

Lotions and Potions as my husband would call it. I mix it up and switch things around from time to time. These are the products I would buy again. 

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I love this serum and it fall right in the middle of the road when it comes to high quality but doesn't break the bank. It is not greasy or sticky and goes on really smooth. 
Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum
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I really like how this goes onto my skin. It doesn't feel sticky or greasy and the price point works for my budget (which isn't much).
10% Pure Vitamin C Serum - La Roche-Posay
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One of my splurges and so far I'm happy with it. I only use it at night to make myself look like a glazed donut 😂 in the morning I feel very moisturized.
Pro-Collagen Marine Oil - Elemis
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Another TikTok find that I had to switch to. It's way more affordable and has the same ingredients as more expensive products on the market. I also love how it keeps me in check on how much product I'm using. A little goes a long way. 
Rapid Tone Repair Vitamin C Serum Capsules To Even ...
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The price is right man, the price is right.  Now the bottle is small, but the quality of the product (so far) seems to be on point. I can get down with $13.99 serums that feel like $$$$$. 
Collagen Peptide Serum - The INKEY List


I can't go without a good creamy moisturizer everyday. These are my favorite depending on what my skin is doing at the moment. 

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I've been wanting to get my mild rosacea under control. This so far has been really helping.
Redness Relieving Night Moisturizer
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I never really considered myself to have sensitive skin but when I realized I had a mild case of rosacea I switched to more sensative prodcuts. This is a great day time moisturizer and I feel like it does really help calm down my skin.
AVEENO Calm + Restore™ Oat Gel Moisturizer, Sensitive Skin | AVEENO®
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Clean, non-greasy, and I love what the brand stands for
Protini™ Polypeptide Cream | Strengthening Protein Face ...
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This is my everyday moisturizer and when I want to stretch out my expensive moisturizer I use this. It's gentle but also gets the job done. I hate feel greasy and this does not make you feel that way. I feel like it's at a good price point too for wh...
Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Lotion+ - Clinique
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Affordable and does the job well! 👏🏼 Thick and creamy and goes on smooth. I feel so hydrated in the morning after using this product. This is one of those “influencing” products that just makes way more sense.
Skin Renewing Night Cream | Moisturizers - CeraVe

Sunscreen ☀️

A MUST DO! Period. End of Story. 

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I'm working on my mild rosacea and I read that a mineral based sunscreen should be in my lineup. I've been using this for about two week and feel good about the product. It goes on easy, isn't sticky and is protecting my skin without further irritati...
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
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Feels like velvet and is NOT greasy. The only sunscreen I'll put on my face!
Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 | Oil-Free Face ... - Supergoop!
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I don't use this on my face but love it for my body.
Blue Lizard® Sunscreen | Mineral and Mineral-Based ...
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My go-to sunscreen for my kids! Easy to apply and effective!
PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 | Water-Resistant Sunscreen

Miscellaneous Skincare

It's crazy to think when I was a teenager or even in my early 20's I had like NO skincare routine. It just wasn't a thing back then. At least not like it is today. Skincare is all over social media. Needless to say I've evolved and I like to think I ... 

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I switched to a more natural deodorant a few years ago, just cold turkey and I've never regretted it. I love this brand, it's clean, simple and effective. My favorite scent is Lilac and white tea.
Native Deodorant | Clean. Simple. Effective.
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When I want to have a little color to my face I add these into my moisturizer and it really works so quickly. Add it at night and by the morning you have a subtle glow. Fast and effective and looks very natural.
Isle of Paradise Natural Glow Self Tanning Drops - Sephora
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My college professor who taught my theatre makeup class taught us many useful things but this was the one I'll never forget. This cold cream is the only thing I'll use to get my eye makeup off. It works better than anything else and isn't full of the...
POND'S® Cold Cream Cleanser & Makeup Remover
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I'm sorry but this is like the OG of soap/body wash and I can't find anything else I like for the price. Their big bottle for the shower is also a game changer.
Ivory: Body Wash & Deodorants | Personal Care
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I do not have a medical license nor did I go to any schooling for medicine but I do swear this helps when me or my family has that stomach bug. It doesn't always eliminate it but it always seems to cut the time in half.
Charcoal Activated 280 mg Dietary Supplement Capsules


I am usually pretty minimal when it comes to makeup (I'll remind you, I'm a Mom of 3 little ones) So these things have to be quick but effective. 

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I've seen this everywhere and I have been wanting to try it. I love that it comes in a mini set (though still pricey) so I can test it out to see how I like it. And I have to say I'm a fan. The color is so pretty and I feel like it will look good on ...
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Mini Lipstick & Lip Liner Set
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I recently wanted to step up my game in the lip department and I love everything about this brand. The color is really nice (I have worthy) and the product itself is really well done.
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez – Kind Words Lip Liner
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I really love this brand and I'm not this crazy makeup person. This mascara goes on nicely, stays on and like I said the brands messaging it a strong pull for me.
Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara
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Simple and not fussy. Love to use on my lips to moisturize.
Magic Beauty Balm - The Honest Company
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Again, I don't do heavy makeup often but I do love the way this feels on my skin and I do think it helps with my coloring when I do get all gussied up.
Tone Adjusting Face Primer - Large

Hair Care - Our journey to become Rapunzel

Confession time! And this might get a lot of blacklash but honesty is my number one rule. I'm a wash your hair everyday kind of girl! I know, I know! It's a VERY unpopular opinion. But it's what works for me and makes me feel great so we are rolling ... 

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I'm on month 3 and have to say I do feel like my hair has changed for the better. My hair feels thicker (which is what I wanted because I felt like I was loosing so much after having my babies).
Nutrafol: Hair Wellness from Within
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I really like this brand and I like the way the shampoo and conditioner work on my hair. The packaging is also on point!
Saltair : Shampoo & Conditioner
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I've tried my fair share of dry shampoo's. I really don't love any of them but this one seems to be the best out of the bunch. But I only by the original.
Batiste Dry Shampoo: Refresh your Hair
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I mean, I'm creeping up to 40 and I have a family history of grey hair sooooo, sometimes this little bottle comes in handy to cover up some pieces of hair.
Hairitage Root Revival Root Touch Up Spray | Light Brown Color | Root Cover Up & Concealer, 2 fl oz
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I'm trying (keyword TRYING) to not wash my hair everyday. This stuff is helping me. I feel like it gets rid of the build up my hair sometimes has. It also makes my scalp feel great!
G+H CLEAR+ Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse | ACV ...