Hydrating Care for Dry/Mature Skin from Colleen Rothschild

Hydrating Care for Dry/Mature Skin from Colleen Rothschild

I love trying new skin care products and when I find winners, I love slotting them into my arsenal and making them a part of my overall skin care routine. Today, it is my pleasure to share with you a new to me skin care line and what I think about the products that I got to take out for a test drive.

//this post is sponsored by the PRIMP Network//all opinions are my own//

WHO IS COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD?

Colleen Rothschild Beauty is the brainchild of Colleen Rothschild who spent more than twenty years creating skin care products for well known brands before taking the leap and launching her own line. With her decades of experience, Colleen knows what makes solid, high performing products that can stand the test of time and what is just a passing fancy. Potent botanicals and advanced scientific ingredients in perfect balance is the secret to the success of the products in this line. For more information about Colleen and her process visit their About Page.


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THE SKEPTIC IN ME 

I have been aware of this skin care line for a while, now. Like most beauty obsessed individuals, I watch YouTube videos and read a lot of blogs as well as spend more time than I probably should on Instagram and some of the people I follow are ambassadors for the line; which led to a bit of a skepticism in me. I would watch the rave reviews, see the Instagram posts and ask myself if this stuff is really all it's cracked up to be or is it all just a lot of hype? I was thrilled to get the chance to see, for myself.

A LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT MY SKIN

I am 52, I have fair skin that is as dry as the Sahara Desert and is manifesting the normal early signs of aging. My skin is clear, it doesn't break out and my overall tone is fairly even and bright. As I get older, I do notice more redness on my cheeks on and off. After decades of battling extremely oily skin and chronic, moderate to serious acne, I'll take a few lines, wrinkles and a little redness. It's a fair trade, as far as I'm concerned. 


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THE PRODUCTS I CHOSE

 I carefully perused the Colleen Rothschild Beauty site and I finally decided on four products that I felt would best suit my skin type and my overall skin care routine. I chose Radiant Cleansing BalmExtreme Recovery CreamFace Oil No. 9 and the Muslin Cleansing Cloths.

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LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE GOODS 


Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm, $65.00 - $52.00 With Code: CRSkin20

WHAT THEY SAY:

The comprehensive Radiant Cleansing Balm clears congested pores and removes impurities while dissolving all traces of makeup, leaving skin balanced, soft, and radiant.
A unique blend of Loofah Seed and Moringa Oil improve the skin's integrity by renewing the outer-layer of cells while restoring the skin's flexibility and equilibrium. With continued daily use, skin becomes velvety smooth and more luminous.

WHAT I SAY:

This cleansing balm is lovely. It comes with a muslin cleansing cloth and you really need to try it with the muslin to get the full effect. I love cleansing with this balm. After I've removed my eye makeup and used a wipe or micellar water to remove most of my face makeup, I drag a clean nail across the surface of the firm balm, lifting a small strip or ball which I put in the palm of my hand and gently rub my hands together to soften and slightly melt the balm before I apply it to my pre dampened face. I gently spread the balm all over my face in circular motions, adding a little water at a time until I have a lovely, creamy emulsion going. I finish cleansing either with my hands or a sonic cleansing device if I want a deep down clean then I use my warm, wet muslin to wipe away the balm, turning and rinsing it as needed until every last bit of the balm is rinsed away, my skin has been gently exfoliated and is left sparkling clean, feeling refreshed, cool and silky smooth.

I now understand the raves about Radiant Cleansing Balm. It really is that good. I know that it's spendy but I only use a little bit each time and my jar should last me quite some time. Radiant Cleansing Balm has an herbal/eucalyptus scent that I find pleasant and only lingers as long as it's in action then dissipates but if you are scent sensitive or averse, this cleansing balm may not be for you.

Ingredients:

Moringa Oil   -   restores luminosity
Lipexel™   -   combats dehydration
Black Seed Oil   -   antioxidant protection
Aromatic Complex   -   calms & decongests

Paraffin, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-75 Lanolin, PEG-30 Lanolin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa (Blackseed) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Luffa Cylindrica Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Parfum(Fragrance), Eugenol, Linalool


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CLEANSE, RINSE AND GENTLY EXFOLIATE

With Colleen Rothschild Muslin Cleansing Cloths, $19.00 - $15.20 With Code CRSkin20 

WHY I LOVE THEM

This is the first time I've owned muslin face cleansing cloths and now that I've experienced them, I am asking myself why I didn't try them, a long time ago. Available in a pack of three, these woven muslin cloths are the perfect complexion cleansing accompaniment to Radiant Cleansing Balm or any cleanser that I choose to use. Muslin cleansing cloths gently exfoliate, sweeping away dead skin cells to leave my face feeling like silk.

Care is easy-peasy and fast, too. I give them a quick wash before the first use by getting them wet, adding a pump of clear liquid hand soap or a few drops of dish soap and sudsing and rinsing well. After use, I repeat the process then hang them up to dry. These cloths dry fast so they are ready to go, when I want one. If you've never tried muslin cloths, you need to! And these are a good price, especially with the limited time special discount code. 


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MY ROMANCE WITH FACIAL OIL CONTINUES

With Colleen Rothschild Face Oil No. 9, $85.00 - $68.00 With Code CRSkin20 

WHAT THEY SAY:

The ultimate in skin luxury, Face Oil N°9 combines nine transformative oils that provide an intense moisture boost, deeply nourish thirsty skin, and leave your complexion radiant after the first application.

The active combination of precious oils and vitamins offers protection from oxidative stress that results in the appearance of spots and wrinkles. This formula also improves the skin's moisture barrier for enhanced cellular function and hydration, leaving no greasy residue.

WHAT I SAY:

This light, golden oil blend is so silky-light and it quickly sinks in to hydrate, soften and seal crucial moisture against my skin. I like to use this over a moisturizer, it works and plays well with face cream, as well as flying solo. I dispense a pump or two (depending on how screaming for moisture my skin is, at the time) rub my hands together to get a nice, even coat on both then I gently smooth the oil over my face, patting and pressing it into my skin. This oil drops in quickly and it doesn't leave a heavy, greasy after feel. A few minutes post application, my skin feels plumped, gorgeously soft and the feeling lasts, all day or night. 

If you love facial oils or you are facial oil curious, this is a good one to pick up and try. I think that this oil will work for just about all skin types. If you are very oily, I'd pass, otherwise, I feel that you'll love it as much as I do. Face Oil No. 9 has a lighter version of the scent in the Radiant Cleansing Balm but the scent doesn't linger long; I can't smell it, a minute or two after application. 

INGREDIENTS:

Black Seed Oil   -   antioxidant protection
Moringa Oil   -   restores luminosity
Marula Oil   -   balances complexion
Omega 3, 6 &9   -   intense moisturization

Cyclopentasiloxane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Alomnd) Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Nigella Sativa Seed (Blackseed) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Borago Officinalis Extract, Angelica Polymorpha Sinensis (Dong Quai) Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract, Bisabolol, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Parfum(Fragrance), Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate


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THE FACE CREAM FOR THE AGES? 

Colleen Rothschild Extreme Recovery Cream, $75.00 - $60.00 With Code CRSkin20 

WHAT THEY SAY:

Extreme Recovery Cream delivers intensive care for delicate, dehydrated skin.
It provides maximum levels of continuous moisture while strengthening the hydro-lipid barrier. Next-generation ingredients fight signs of fine lines and wrinkles while evening out skin tone and texture.

WHAT I SAY:

"Maximum levels of moisture?" *sigh Alas, no. Hydrating is this cream? Yes, to a point. But for my very dry skin, it could be a little heavier and a good bit more moisturizing, especially for overnight use. I like to use this lightweight formula as a day cream; it gives good hydration, and it is gorgeous under makeup. When I do use this cream at night, I back it up with Face Oil No.9 and my skin is plumped, hydrated and very happy. 

I really like the formula on this cream; the whipped, light as a cloud cream spreads swiftly across my skin and drops in, almost instantly leaving behind no oily after feel and a soft, smooth complexion. Extreme Recovery Cream doesn't have added fragrance. In my opinion, this cream is better suited to normal to dry skin types than very dry skin types. 

INGREDIENTS:

AesthiNet™   -   intense hydration
Hyaluronic Acid   -   skin plumping
Wu-Bai Complex   -   brightening
Matrixyl® synthe'6®   -   reduces appearance of wrinkles

Aqua (Water), Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tribehenin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Phenyl Trimethicone, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Calophyllum Tacamahaca Seed Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Artemisia Capillaris Flower Extract, Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Root Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract, Carrageenan, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract, Solanium Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Extract, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Carbomer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Butylene Glycol, Sea Salt, Benzyl Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin


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MY ASSESSMENT OF COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD BEAUTY SKIN CARE

Overall, I am impressed. From packaging to product, this line is quality, all the way. It arrives carefully packed in an outer box that opens to reveal a logo seal closed tissue paper nest. Opening it up is a lovely little experience. Each product comes in a heavy white card stock box. The jars and bottles are heavyweight, frosted plastic with sleek brown lids and they look elegant on my dressing table.

The quality of the products is there. I am nuts about the Radiant Cleansing Balm and the Face Oil No.9. While I could wish that the Extreme Recovery Cream had a bit more of a moisture punch for round the clock use, I do like it for day, especially under makeup and if I top it with the Oil No.9, it can do the job, very nicely. Needless to say, I have not been using these products long enough to appreciate any visible results. If they keep my skin happy and in stasis, I'll be satisfied, long term. I am so happy that I have the Muslin Cleansing Cloths. Isn't it funny how sometimes it is the "extra" little thing that can tickle you the most? I'm ridiculously happy with the cleansing cloths.

SOME MORE PRODUCTS I'D LOVE TO TRY



Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum

Intense Hydrating Mask

PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE:

Discovery Collection, $150.00 value - $95.00. Click Here and use Code CRSkin20 - $76.00 

WHAT YOU ALSO NEED TO KNOW

Colleen Rothschild skin care is formulated with Level E3, an exclusive technology that helps key ingredients work harder and smarter.

Colleen Rothschild Beauty Skin Care is Cruelty Free. According to their information they do not animal test finished products or ingredients nor do they allow any third party animal testing on their behalf. For specific allergies or sensitivities, consult individual ingredients lists.

All products are formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, PABA, Toluene and Benzene.

Do you use Colleen Rothschild Beauty Skin Care? What do you think of the products? What are your favorites?

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Hydrating Care for Dry/Mature Skin from Colleen Rothschild Review

32 comments

  1. Some nice products! I want to give this brand a try now.

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  2. Someday after I finish up the skincare that will take me at least a year to test, I would love to try CR's brand. The products look & sound perfect. Excellent review!

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    1. Thank you! I am happy that I Got to try this line, it's that good. A couple of these items will become staples.

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  3. Colleen's products are amazing! And she is so sweet too!! I've loved everything I've tried from the line. Her little try it kit is perfect for a starter set.

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    1. I really wanted to grab the Discovery Kit, as it contained a couple of products I really wanted to try but all of the products aren't suited to my skin type.

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  4. I am so curious about this brand! I definitely need to try it! Thanks for the wonderful review, Erika!

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    1. I think that you'd love the line. It is good stuff. And thank you!

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  5. The cleansing balm sounds like a must have.

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    1. I love that stuff! If you get it, it comes with a muslin. Treat yourself to the three pack, they are so mice to have.

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  6. You look 15 years younger! Your skin care game is strong I can tell

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  7. I've never heard of this line! The cleansing balm and muslin clothes sound wonderful. I appreciate a healthy dose of skepticism when you read so many glowing reviews but I'm glad to hear this brand lives up to the hype.

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    1. I was definitely skeptical, when these products landed on my doorstep but no more. They are quality and they do their job.

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  8. The cleansing balm sounds amazing!! The whole line looks and sounds very luxe!

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    1. The cleansing balm is amazing. I am in love with it.

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  9. Wow - beautiful photos! I have oily skin - does she makes products for acne?

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    1. Thank you! Yes, they have products for oily skin and for acne, too.

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  10. You've made a convincing review for CR. I've read several reviews but yours is the most complete I've read. I of course wish there was no fragrance but if it's light enough I could still use it.

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    1. Thank you! I would suggest a Discovery kit, to see if the scents are going to be okay for you.

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  11. I've heard really good things about this line. That cleansing balm sounds particularly lovely!

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    1. So far, the cleansing balm is the star of the show, for me but I have to say, the Face Oil N0.9 is amazing, too.

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  12. I love how this line seems to work for all skin types! I'm oily and have been enjoying the products I've picked up also!

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    1. That's one thing I really like about this line. So many skin types and concerns are addressed.

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  13. Everything sounds so good, but I am especially interested in the cleansing balm.

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    1. Everybody wants the cleansing balm. And for good reason!

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    1. It's wonderful It has a home with the rest of my facial oils.

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  15. I am loving the cleansing balm! Love this review super thorough

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    1. The cleansing balm is life! And thank you for your kind words.

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