In a few short months, I will be hitting the big four-oh. I’m not particularly upset about it, as I’ve found that whole line about “getting better with age” thing to actually be true.
Up until this point, I have not done a whole lot with the skin on my face.
I don’t know why, because for decades, I abused the crap out of it by tanning relentlessly and not wearing sunscreen while out and about. About ten years ago, I stopped tanning purposely (but I tan easily, so I get color no matter what) and started wearing at least SPF 15 makeup and/or lotion during the day. Luckily, I’ve got some good genes and some oily skin, and up until now, I’ve been able to get away with my minimal effort. Contrast this with my college roommate, who at the tender age of twenty would assiduously apply cream every night before she went to bed. Because, she said, it was never too early to try and stop those wrinkles! We didn’t last long as roommates.
I made one attempt after the recent birth of my daughter to use a night cream, and I was unfortunate (some would say stupid, but to them I say shush) enough to choose a product made with retinol. I say unfortunate because I was breastfeeding at the time and it upset my daughter’s delicate tummy. I only used it for two days (the effect on her was that fast) and returned it.
But I’m a sucker for punishment, and back in the face cream game. I’ve got a Sephora gift card burning a hole in my wallet, and after much research, I’m torn between a couple of products.
The Caudalie Vinoperfect looks pretty good, but it’s expensive and might actually be too much for my already oily skin. I know many people, though, who swear by Caudalie products.
Yet Hope in Jar doesn’t seem like quite enough. Yet I also know many people who swear by HIAJ.
Anybody got any tips for me? What is your favorite night cream?