Everyone has some special ingredient or tip that they swear by and usually I try it out and say “meh”. It’s not often I introduce change into my routines and say “WOW, I hear the angels singing!” But recently, I made a couple changes in my skin care routine that resulted in seriously radiant skin. So, of course, I will share with you!
Introducing C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum
The first change I made was introducing a Vitamin C serum into my daily regimen. I began using SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum every morning. You know from one of my earlier skin care posts, I’m also a huge fan of Retin-A. It’s one of the few products that has many years of research and scientific evidence proving it reduces wrinkles and stimulates collagen production. I always use Retin-A at night so the Vitamin C I began to use in the morning. This is a product I’ve hesitated to purchase for the longest time because I was not expecting to see noticeable results. Plus, quality serums aren’t cheap. I began the Vitamin C serum and after two weeks, I noticed more radiant skin. It was the result of the C serum. Yeah, I know – who would’ve thought and was a very noticeable difference!
Are all C serums made alike? No….. quality always matters. You get what you pay for. I chose SkinCeuticals because it’s a reputable clinical line and a brand I trust. A high quality Vitamin C serum provides environmental protection and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles. It also brightens the skin’s complexion. I can attest to that. It seriously delivered on the radiant skin promise. The SkinCeuticals serum came highly recommended to me by skin specialists. I’m really impressed with the changes I saw in the short period of time after introducing the C E Ferulic into my routine. It came a high price ($163 USD) but I wouldn’t consider another brand or lower price point after seeing the results I got with SkinCeuticals.
Next came the Clarisonic
Do you have a Clarisonic? Up until a few months ago, I didn’t. I didn’t believe it would really make a major difference. It was one more gadget in my bathroom that didn’t need to be there. My bathroom already looks like a bomb went off in it and I can’t spare counter any space. I solved the space problem by getting the Clarisonic Mia FIT. It’s much smaller than other Clarisonic models and fits in the palm of my hand. The small size makes it easy to travel with (and it has to go everywhere with me) and it only takes up a small spot on the counter. See? Check it out!
After conceding to the ever popular Clarisonic, I was amazed at what a difference using the product made. It was not a small change, it a change I see and feel every day. I’m pissed at myself for ignoring all the positive media but I’m a skeptic and not much of a gadget girl. When I finally decided to try the Clarisonic, I couldn’t believe what I was missing. If you don’t have one, you will not regret spending the money. After using it the first time, you will notice more radiant skin. The product really delivers results and I can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with it.
The Mia FIT comes in pink, blue, and white and I have a cute pink one. I’ve started trying different cleansers with the product but no matter what I use, I always get great results. After I wash my skin (even shower), I’m shocked at how much makeup residue and dirt, is still left behind. I know it’s there because I see it on the Clarisonic brush (gross). Lately, I’ve been using the cleanser that comes with the device which is the Sonic Radiance Skin Illuminating Cleanser. I’m running out and on the hunt for a new cleanser to try. So, if you have suggestions, please share! Each time I use the Clarisonic, my skin is left incredibly clean and smooth.
A winning combination for radiant skin
It was the combination of the Clarisonic and the Vitamin C serum where it all came together for me. I was already thrilled with more radiant skin after introducing the Vitamin C and didn’t think it would get any better. After starting to use the Clarisonic, my skin was cleansed so well, I noticed other skin care products I use were absorbed better. Within a week of using the Clarisonic twice daily, I noticed an extra boost of radiance. I also began using less of all my other products because everything was absorbed better and more effective. It’s been two months and I’ve consistently used my daytime Vitamin C serum and the Clarisonic twice daily and my skin has never looked better. I use less makeup and I get a flawless finish.
I realize the addition of a Clarisonic and the SkinCeuticals serum is quite an investment. But for me, it was worth every penny! It wasn’t easy to spend the money on the Vitamin C serum when I wasn’t expecting visible results. I trusted the advice of the experts at my skin clinic and I’m so glad I did. This was one of those times where I really noticed a huge difference. The team of ladies at the Shapiro Cosmetic Surgery Skin Klinic in Scottsdale, Arizona are the best! I don’t know what I would do without them or Dr. Shapiro. You may not live in Phoenix but I can certainly pass along the incredible advice and guidance I get from them.
Do you have a Clarisonic and love it as much I do? Do you use a vitamin C serum as well and did you experience more radiant skin when using it? Any other great tips you’ve gotten from experts to share? I’d love to hear.