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Some of my favorite skincare products (giveaway)

Posted Feb 04 2013 10:07pm
Home Beauty Some of my favorite skincare products (giveaway)

15 comments Feb 01/13 Beauty, Giveaways, Skin care


The skin on my face has a tendency to get really dry.  Most of the time, it simply feels tight and dehydrated, but other times, my face is visibly dry, dull, and very flaky.

Not attractive.

The normal things like moisturizing, drinking lots of water, taking supplements, and avoiding products containing alcohol help a bit to keep the dryness at bay, but uncontrollable things like cold weather and hormonal changes leave me defenseless…and peeling.

Once again, not attractive.  At all.




It wasn’t until I learned more about using oils- both internally and externally- that I was able to banish my dry skin (hopefully forever).

As a product junkie, I love trying new beauty and skincare items.  However, I have no desire to stray from any of the things that I am currently using.  I’ve truly found my holy grail products.

So what does my full, current, skincare routine look like?

Well, I plan to do two detailed posts all about it next week which will cover both my morning and nighttime routines.

In the meantime, I will tell you that sea buckthorn oil is one of the primary oils that I use today.  You can read my post all about it here.

And that brings me to the giveaway…

One lucky reader will receive the Sea Buckthorn Anti-Dryness Kit from SeabuckWonders.  It includes three of my very favorite products and is valued at nearly $80.

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post telling me how you fight fry skin during the winter.

You’ll get bonus entries for liking my Facebook page and/or tweeting about the giveaway.  Just be sure to leave separate comments letting me know about your additional entries.

The winner will be announced on Friday, February 8, 2013.

Good luck!

(All opinions stated above are my own.  Although SeabuckWonders will provide the giveaway prize, I have not been compensated in any way.)


  1. I use a humidifier (didn’t start that until I had a baby and she had dry skin though!).

  2. I need a good night routine. Trying to find a good undereye cream and face moisturizer. I have always been a dabbler in face washes. I just got a clarisonic mia that I will use. In the morning I wash my face and use Eucerin Every Day Protection. Moisturizes and protects!

  3. Oh and shout out on twitter now that I finally have one! :-)

  4. I need to win this, I have the same kind of dry skin you are describing! I try to drink a lot of water, and I usually exfoliate every other day and use night cream, but I still manage to get areas of flakey skin- ick!

  5. stephanie**s

    I try to use lotion both in the morning and at night. However Id love to try this!!!!!

  6. Elena Vo

    I believe in combating dryness from the inside out, for which I take flaxseed oil and eat fatty fish three times a week. Thanks for the generous giveaway, I heard many good things about sea buckthorn.

  7. Elena Vo

    Liked you on Facebook as Elena Vo :)

  8. Michelle

    Definitely share this problem in winter time! But I’m always nervous about trying new products and risking a breakout. If this is a good one, I’ll take your reco (and enter the giveaway)!

  9. I use a daily moisturizer and try to drink enough water to be well-hydrated. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. hi. during winter i try to drinks lots of water and eat more healthy. also coconut oil to remove my make up.

    i have re tweeted your contest link.

  12. I increase water intake, exfoliate 2x a week, and stay dedicated to my nighttime routine, I would LOVE to try this set!! Thanks!

  13. Linda Bright

    Hi Erin,
    I read your blog and went in search of the buckthorn berry oil to try internally. I could only find the external oil.
    Due to the extreme dry air in my home,because of the heat for the winter months,my skin and hair is sooo dry. I thought this would help the dryness along with my lotion with spf in the morning and night cream in the am.
    Enjoy your blog,by the way


  14. Thank you for the fabulous giveaway!! I have difficulty with dry skin during the winter months and try to drink as much water as possible.

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