People often say I’m neurotic. I have no idea why. I used to constantly try out new products, always trying to find something better, since I was never satisfied with anything. But there are a few products I now love, like the blue ChapStick, and that makes me constantly paranoid that the product will be discontinued. It seems like companies have new face creams out every few months, always replacing the old ones with new ones. I’ve been lucky with the blue ChapStick, since it’s been around for years, and I’ve been extremely lucky with Secret Shower Fresh Invisible Solid, until now! I’ve been using it since I was 16, and while I’ve tried probably 20 other deodorants, I always go back to the Shower Fresh. But last week I bought some more, and the packaging had changed, and so had its scent! For the last 16 years I’ve been worried Shower Fresh would go away, and now it has:( In the photo above, I found 5 of the “real” Shower Freshes on clearance. When they run out, I guess I will just have to move on, after writing to Secret, telling them my sob story.
What products can you not live without? I will be beside myself if these other products get discontinued as well: Shiseido Ultimate Protection Cream SPF 55. The best sunscreen ever!!!!!! I am always testing sunscreens, and will make a post about them, but this is what I use every day. I’ve also been using Maybelline Pure Makeup Nude for about a year, and it’s the best foundation I’ve ever used, and it’s only like $5 per tube. Since it’s only been out for a year, I have a horrible feeling it will go away someday soon:( And since I live in Vegas and have horribly dry skin, my skin could not be more happy when I discovered Clinique Moisture On-line. I’ve probably tried 50 moisturizers in the past few years, and nothing comes close to this one! I layer it over an antioxidant serum, and then apply the Shiseido sunscreen, mixed with the Maybelline Pure Makeup. I was alarmed when I was at a Clinique counter last week and didn’t see Moisture On-line. I asked the salesman if it was discontinued (no, I’m not paranoid) and he tssked and said no, and had the audacity to try to get me to buy something newer. Every time I go to Clinique, the salespeople look at me with disdain when I ask for this product. Either they get bonuses for selling the newer products, or I must be the only person that loves it.
Another product that has made a huge difference for my skin is Philosophy Purity Made Simple cleanser. This cleanser works so well on my skin because it doesn’t dry it out like most cleansers, and it doesn’t clog my acne-prone pores. It doesn’t smell that great, but it works great! And finally, there is one more product that’s made a HUGE difference in my skin. It’s made Microdermabrasion and Chemical Peels totally unnecessary for me. Also by Philosophy is the greatest skin treatment ever: Philosophy The Microdelivery Peel. It works so well to gently scrub and exfoliate my skin, leaving it super smooth, soft, and clear. This and the Philosophy cleanser have helped so much in curing my acne, and they’ve helped to make my skin look much better as a whole.
There are a few other products I really like, but these are the only ones I can’t live without! If every product in the world were to vanish, I wouldn’t care, as long as these were still around! I’m know I’m paranoid, but I quite often get worried just thinking these products could be discontinued one day:(
Update: The Clinique Moisture On-line has been discontinued. You can read more about my sadness in a post about skin care packaging.