I figured I’d list 5 favorite skincare products I’m using right now, since I haven’t done this for a while.

1. mark For Goodness Face Antioxidant Skin Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 – $16 for 1.7 fl. oz.

I’ve gone through at least 3 jars of this and I think I’m now working on my 4th. I love this moisturizer and it’s what I use for daytime wear in between trying out new skincare lines.

I really like that I don’t have to stick my fingers into a jar to get out the product. It has a pump top that you press down to dispense product. While I’ve heard some people complain about it jamming, I’ve yet to experience that issue. I love the ingredients in it and that it’s SPF 30. I’ve also safely and carefully used this around my eyes. As long as I’m going to put on eye shadow primer after I apply it, I don’t ever have a problem with the moisturizer migrating into my eyes if my eyelids get oily or sweat.

2. The Body Shop Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser – $14 for 6.76 fl. oz.

This is a fantastic mild cleanser for me with a soap free formula that doesn’t irritate my skin. I think it does a pretty good job on its own, with a wash cloth, or with my Clarisonic Mia at cleansing my face and removing makeup.

3. Clarisonic Mia – Pink – $149

I’ve been using this for over a year now and I still love it. I only use it once a day because it’s too intense on my skin to use more than that. What I also love about it is that I got Ray into using it.

4. Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel – $28 for 7.2 fl. oz.

I’m still working on finishing off this bottle that I’ve had for over 6 months. In between trying new skincare lines, I use this and the Seaweed Purifying Facial Cleanser. I normally only use this with the Clarisonic Mia now.

5. Avon ANEW Rejuvenate Night Revitalizing Cream – $13.99 for 1.7 fl.oz on Amazon.com, not at Avon.com

Since I got this, I’ve been using it as my night cream and I am happy with the results so far, but I’m not done testing yet. I’m waking up with my face moisturized but not greasy. I wasn’t 100% happy with the previous night creams that I’d tried, so even though I’ve not been using this for 2 weeks yet, I’m going to list it here. Also, it amazes me that it’s on sale for literally half the cost on Amazon.com from Avon selling on Amazon. You can also get the Avon ANEW Rejuvenate 24 Hour Eye Moisturizer SPF 25 2 1 in jar that I’m trying out for $13.95 on Amazon, too.

Both of these products, though I initially like them, suffer from the same big problem. They’re in jars. It used to never bother me to stick my hands in a jar because I’m always washing my face/hands before I put stuff on my face/eyes/neck. So my hands are always clean before I dip them in the jar. HOWEVER, now it drives me crazy! Inevitably I end up with moisturizer beneath my nails. I also wonder about how well the ingredients in the jar keep when being exposed to air. While I don’t leave my jars open very long, just usually long enough for me to put the product on my face and then close it, that’s still more exposure than if it came from a pump. I am now firmly in the camp of people that hates jars for face products! I’d rather have a pump like my mark daytime moisturizer any day than an open jar like the ones I currently have.

So what are your favorite skincare products right now?

How do you feel about jars for skincare products?

All products were purchased by me with the exception of the Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel, which was sent to me for consideration. All opinions expressed are my own. Not every product will work for every person.

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