Looking cute in my 40s is all about the basics for me.
Simply put: my focus is on being a happier, healthier me while pairing simple pieces for look I feel good wearing.
One thing I’m doing on my journey of simplification is pairing down my 40something Skin care routine.
For example, last night I tried good old -fashioned drugstore skin care for my dry 40something skin.
If you’re about my age or older, you know the Noxzema brand (and smell). It was really popular back in the day when we didn’t have the Ultas, Beauty Brands. Back then you had maybe 3 product choices. It’s a new day for sure.
Well, last night, I removed my eye makeup with Ponds cold cream. Then, I finished with Noxzema to remove my foundation and other products. I’ll be honest. My skin felt cleaner than it ever did with my other products. Go figure.
One if the active ingredients in Noxzema is eucalyptus. It’s soothing properties may be good for more than a cooling sensation. WebMD.Com says it is known properties that work against bacteria and fungi. It also contains methanol, which can be irritating to skin. I was surprised to know that camphor is also an ingredient. No question why it’s a medicated cream, right?
Then, I finished with Oil of Olay Active Hydrating serum.
First, let me tell you, this product’s silky texture made me almost excited to apply it. And, the smell? OMG! The fragrance reminded me of my childhood. Both my mom and my mom were loyal Oil of Olay users. So, I had happy memories of my childhood when applying it. That alone made it worth re-visiting. An added benefit is it’s effectiveness. My thirsty, middle-aged skin drunk up the cream-based moisture. I don’t think I need my Vitamin E chaser. Even without the Vitamin E “enhancer”, I think I’ve found a winner.
It seems to have several active ingredients that work as emollients. Sorry, but I don’t need to understand much about this product. It could have eye of trout as an ingredient and I’d still use it. I like it that much.
For months, I’ve been using Oil of Olay’s pricier age defying products, but haven’t seen much of a change in my skin’s texture or moisture levels. In fact, my skin feels a bit dry after my Oil of Olay night cream. So, I’m open for a switch.
Time will tell if this new combo renders any lasting, positive changes in my drier 40-something skin texture.
Still, I’m optimistic because the I believe the tried and true, old-fashioned staples are most often the best.
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