I'm on the fence about this right now. Have to admit being a sucker for skin care products, facial sunblock, facials, broad-brimmed hats and sunglasses - I figure I can always add makeup or perfume, but if I don't take care of my skin now, no amount of makeup will correct that.
Clinique had me satisfied for a while, although pretty pricey (even at US outlet prices). A few weeks ago, a Chanel counter manager gave me VERY generous samples of eye cream, serums and day and night creams. I used them for the rest of the business trip I was on. It seems to agree with my skin better than Clinique does, and the samples I had were lightly perfumed, if at all. (And I'm hyper-sensitive to smell.) There seem to be a few reputable eBay sources, and I ordered the Rectifiance Intense day cream for less than half what it would be at the counter. I know, I know - one's supposed to use an entire product line rather than mix and match.
For cleansing cream, I'm now trying Eucerin. I also bought Eucerin's new Hyaloron creams, both day and night. hope this link works
. So far I'm not that impressed, but I'll use it up.
Thanks for the Roc suggestion, I'll look into that. (And I'll let you know if I come across any data on why it actually sells so well in France, and whether it really does.) Juice sounds good - my mom loves orange blossom, so it's a great gift idea.
Seems like every facial-lady (what's the correct term for that?) tries to push a certain line of skin care products, and that doesn't help clarify matters, either.