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When I found out I was pregnant, my skin took a turn for the worse. I’m not sure if this was hormone-related or just a shift in my self-care routine as my priorities (and mental health) changed, but a few months in to this experience, and it was clear that my face needed some help. I was definitely NOT “glowing” like I’d been promised!
Enter Colleen Rothschild.
Colleen Rothschild is a high-end skincare line that creates products that are not only luxurious, they are effective. These products are formulated without parabens, SLS sulfates, triclosan, formaldehyde, PABA, toluene, or benzene, and they are cruelty-free. Each product contains the perfect mix of natural ingredients and botanicals along with scientifically-developed next-generation ingredients to keep your skincare on the cutting edge. Plus, Colleen Rothschild products are formulated with Level E3, an exclusive delivery system that helps the ingredients work harder and smarter. Like I said – luxurious and effective.
After three weeks of continuous use of the following products, I have found my “pregnancy glow” and I’m so happy about it! I’ve been using the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum, Intense Hydrating Mask, Extreme Recovery Cream, and Clarifying Detox Mask, all of which I’m going to review in-depth in this post. Plus, I’ve partnered up with the PRIMP Network to bring you a fabulous perk: 20% off your purchase on colleenrothschild.com with code CRSKin20!
Before I jump into the four products I have to share with you today, I want to point out that I have reviewed two other Colleen Rothschild products in a previous post [here] – the Radiant Cleansing Balm and Colleen Rothschild Face Oil N°9. Both of these are amazing as well and are worth a look! You can also read more Colleen Rothschild reviews from some of my favorite Power PRIMPers here: [a balancing peach] [Beyond Beauty Lounge] [Peppermint Lips] ❤
First up is the Colleen Rothschild Clarifying Detox Mask, an activated charcoal and French Kaolin clay mask. Get ready for a lot of exclamation marks because I am super excited about this!!! This was my first experience with a charcoal mask, so that in itself was a life changer. Immediately after the very first use, I could feel my skin breathe a sigh of relief (Which coincidentally, is exactly what the product description says – I swear I didn’t know that when I initially typed that sentence. Talk about a product that delivers on its promises!).
Activated charcoal detoxifies and deep cleans, doing what my daily cleanser obviously could not do on its own! French Kaolin clay absorbs excess oil, making this great for those with oily or combination skin. Glycolic acid aids in cell turnover, while MicroSilver™ and Vitamin C add antibacterial and antioxidant protection, respectively. In addition, a variety of plant, herb, and plankton extracts give this mask a natural boost, creating a more even, cleaner feeling complexion.
To use, apply an even layer over face and leave on for ten minutes. Remove with warm water and pat dry. I applied it with a wide concealer brush to avoid wasting product. The mask is comfortable on with a pleasant little tingle. Even after ten minutes, it doesn’t get tight or uncomfortable. After rinsing, I immediately saw a decrease in redness and after using it about twice a week for the last three weeks, my skin feels much less congested. My new must-have obsession!!!
This next product is the one that I am going to credit with making the biggest difference in my overall complexion: Colleen Rothschild Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum. After three weeks of daily use, I see a reduction in redness, flakiness, and roughness. A gentle and effective alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), mandelic acid exfoliates and resurfaces the skin, creating a refreshed, brighter, and more even complexion over time. This can be used every day, ideally at nighttime before moisturizing. Apply with a cotton pad or your fingers and allow to soak in.
The ingredient list here is impressive. Mandelic acid does the heavy lifting, but it also contains an impressive list of natural extracts, including green tea leaf, apple fruit, sugarcane, mangosteen fruit, pomegranate fruit, goji fruit, acai fruit, noni, co ee seed, orange fruit, lemon fruit, soybean, and neroli oil. These natural botanicals deliver peptides and antioxidants for skin health and radiance. You can also expect refined skin texture and tone, a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, unclogged pores, fewer blackheads, and lightning of dark spots and unevenness. A+.
The Colleen Rothschild Extreme Recovery Cream is the perfect moisturizer to use immediately following the Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum. This cream is formulated for thirsty skin, which I think my skin qualifies as since I became pregnant! An impressive list of natural botanicals (avocado oil, shea butter, and mango seed butter…just to name a few!) meets “next-generation ingredients” to provide continuous moisture and strengthen the hydro-lipid barrier. AesthiNet™ provides hydration, Wu-Bai Complex brightens, and Matrixyl® synthe’6® reduces wrinkles. The result is a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles and a more even skin tone. I’ve been using this in both the AM and PM as my daily moisturizer. It is luxurious and thick in texture, but not greasy or heavy on the skin.
Finally (for today!), the Colleen Rothschild Intense Hydrating Mask is a multi-use product that pairs well with the others I have discussed today. You can use it as a face mask (tissue off excess after 15 minutes) or as a long-lasting moisturizer for a serious hydration boost (leave it on overnight!). I’ve used it both ways, and love how it feels. It has helped to reduce the dry, flaky, rough patches I had. Plus, it does not feel heavy or greasy on the skin, even if you leave it on.
Much like the Extreme Recovery Cream, the Intense Hydrating Mask contains some next generation ingredients that really pack a punch. BMX Complex™ maximizes hydration, Pheohydrane® protects the lipid barrier of the skin, and Matrixyl® synthe’6® reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains Vitamins A and E, as well as a variety of natural botanicals and extracts.
I didn’t initially plan on doing before and after photos for this post, since I was reviewing just a few products, not a complete routine, but the change in my skin in just three weeks was so intense that I had to show this! I apologize for the weird crop on these images – I took the “before” photo for an eye cream post, so I focused in on the upper region of my face. I took the “after” photo to match it. I incorporated these products into my routine, alongside the basic foaming cleanser and eye cream I was already using – so my routine was still pretty simple!
AM: Clarifying Detox Mask two to three times per week. Cleanse + Extreme Recovery Cream + eye cream.
PM: Cleanse + Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum + Extreme Recovery Cream + eye cream. Intense Hydrating Mask two to three times per week.
As you can clearly see, there has been a huge reduction in redness on my forehead and cheeks. The rough dry patches that were visible before are completely gone. It looks like I have some wrinkle reduction on my forehead and the fine lines around my eyes are definitely diminishing. My complexion is overall brighter and more radiant – hello pregnancy glow!!
In my opinion, if you are going to pay high-end prices for skincare, you should have a high-end experience from the moment you log onto their website to order to the very last use of the product. Colleen Rothschild delivers on all fronts! The packaging is beautiful, the products are luxurious and effective, and the results speak for themselves. If you are as excited as I am about this amazing line, then head to colleenrothschild.com and save 20% with code CRSKin20 from the PRIMP Network!