However, given the fact that I wash my face with Soft Soap (or whatever happens to be available), you may want to disregard anything I say because I am pretty sure the gods who are assigned to good facial care would not recommend Soft Soap. But I do not care. It is cheap, it smells good, and it comes in large refill bottles. So I can wax up my face for $1.29.
The Clarisonic brush I got from the Sephora Fairy is awesome. Well worth the price, in my opinion. I love it. And once I go through the "free" tubes of facial cleansers that come with it, you can bet I'll be lathering the old girl up with Soft Soap.
When I bought it, I didn't realize it was waterproof. You can use it in the shower - which I do almost daily - with no fear of ruining it. I wonder if it is toddler proof as well. That is the million dollar question.
I've been using St. Ives Apricot Scrub for years and years. Again - inexpensive and I love it. Walmart also has this in their own Equate brand, and I especially love the version with menthol (and it's about half the price). I also use this to scrub my legs before shaving.
Until I was 35 or 36, I had fairly oily skin. Now that I'm over the hill (ahem) my skin is much drier - even in the summer. But I still love the Clean and Clear products, which are really made for acne prone skin. I especially like their new facial moisturizer for DAY. It's light, smells good, and feels great on my skin.
The Skinceuticals line (sold at spas) is fantastic, but a bit pricey. My Facial Queen at Jolie in Buckhead (for any of my local readers) recommended the Vitamin C Serum to me about a year ago and I am so glad I started using it. It's for (ahem) more mature skin to combat wrinkles, crinkles and overall hagging and sagging. You need just a few drops and the bottle lasts nearly a year, so cost per use if fairly low. I put this on under my DAY lotion (above) and under my NIGHT cream (below).
I've only become a loyal fan of night creams within the past year or so. Before that, I thought they felt too heavy and too oily. But the Loreal Revita-Lift Night cream is neither. Loreal is made by Lancome, the best department store skin-care line in my opinion...and you basically get the same product for less money.
Finally, my beloved Yonka serum. I use this three or four times a week at night before my night cream. The smell is divine...I think that's one of the things that keeps me hooked. When I was pregnant and nauseous 24/7 for 9 months, this stuff helped calm me (and my tummy) down. Again, a bit pricey, but so worth it.
What products you love?
Besides Soft Soap, that is!