My summer skin care routine

my summer skin care routine

Pictured from left: eye cream / neck cream / day cream / night cream / acne treatment / chapstick (flavor not online, also love cherry)

Skin care is so important all year long; but in the summer months, it becomes even more important. My kids are always outside; whether we are swimming, walking, playing sports, etc., summer is spent in the sun. This means using products with spf protection, and products which keep skin moisturized, are extremely important.

In order to keep my skin at its best, I live by ReVive skincare. They have the best neck cream, and face cream on the market; in my opinion. I have been using the neck cream for over ten years, and my neck looks fabulous! It also has spf protection, which is key here in California. Sun damage can make one’s neck look droopy over time; not to mention increase one’s risk of skin cancer.

ReVive’s face cream has also been a favorite of mine for over ten years. The night cream is something new for me. I just started using it less than two years ago. You can see my full review here. It is so good at repairing my skin overnight. It seems like it takes years off my skin every time I use it. Love love love it!

I have tried so many eye creams over the years. My all-time favorite is by Dolce & Gabbana. It firms up my skin, leaving it silky smooth, younger looking, and fully moisturized. Did I mention it minimizes lines too! Love that!

So you might be looking at my Chapstick and wondering, how does it fit in? Well, I have used Chapstick since I was five years old. It is the only lip balm I will use, and I love it! My favorite flavors are cherry, and strawberry. Sometimes I buy special edition flavors such as orange cream, raspberry, or pomegranate punch. I wish those special flavors were in the permanent collection! The orange cream is to-die-for!

I always joke that I have a combination of wrinkles and pimples on my face. Ugh, it is so true! I have combination skin, so it wrinkles, and gets pimples. It can be really frustrating. I had clear skin in high school, then as an adult, I started to get acne. I wish I had it in high school instead of my adult life, like the rest of the world! I swear I am the only GenX-er still getting breakouts. Ugh, so frustrating. My go-to acne weapon is the on-the-spot treatment pictured above. I love love love it!

What are some of your favorite summer skin care products?

ReVive Intensite Creme Lustre Night Cream review

DSC_0691Pictured: c/o ReVive Intensite Creme Lustre Night Cream

ReVive is a skin care brand I have been using for over ten years. I am a huge fan of their Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream and Sensitif Renewal Cream; and I recently started using their Gentle Purifying Gel facial cleanser (you can read my review here). So when I found out ReVive had recently released a new night cream, I was intrigued!

The Intensite Creme Lustre Night Cream is a fabulous addition to the ReVive skin care line. This amazing night cream renews my skin overnight without added spf. After using ReVive’s Intensite Creame Lustre Night Cream for three weeks, my skin has become visibly firmer and more smooth. Love that! I have also found that ReVive’s Intensite Creame Lustre Night Cream moisturizes my dry summer skin and repairs any peeling skin I may suffer from the sun; usually on my nose.

I am thrilled to be able to add ReVive’s Intensite Creame Lustre Night Cream to my daily skincare routine!

ReVive’s Intensite Creame Lustre Night Cream can be found online here, here and here.

My favorite’s from ReVive:

Beauty sale! Laura Mercier and ReVive three day sale!

Starting today, two of my favorite all-time beauty brands are having a three day sale! That’s right!!! June 25, 2014 through June 27, 2014, you can save money purchasing from Laura Mercier or ReVive; or both!

Here are the sale details:


Today through Friday you can save 20% off your purchase from and also receive free shipping with your $75+ order! How amazing is that?!?! Let’s face it, beauty products NEVER go on sale, so this is an extremely rare opportunity to save money on beauty products. I plan to stock up on Laura Mercier’s “Caviar Stick.” I cannot live without Laura Mercier “Caviar Stick” in “Cocoa.” It is my number one go-to beauty product I put on everyday before leaving the house! Well that, and deodorant of course 😉



ReVive has been my go-to skincare line for well over a decade. The world might end if I run out of their “Sensitif Renewal Cream” with spf 30 or their fabulous “Fermitif Neck Renewal Cream” with spf 15. Recently, I became hooked on ReVive’s facial cleanser; you can check out my review here.

ReVive NEVER goes on sale, so this is the ideal time to stock on every skin care product you need. I know I will be stocking up! If you shop at now through Friday and spend $250+ you will save $50 off your purchase and receive free shipping. In addition, you can select up to two free samples! Love that!

I am a huge Laura Mercier and ReVive fan, so if you have any questions about the their products while shopping the sales, feel free to tweet me, Facebook me, or email me at cathy at bayareafashionista dot com. 

I cannot wait to hear what you buy! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉