Colleen's Routines

Dear Colleen,

I’m a busy mom with a full-time job. I barely have time to wash my face let alone research new products, ingredients, and the latest/greatest trends in beauty. Can you help me with a basic, simple skincare routine that I can use daily?

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – when did skincare start to feel like a fad diet? This week it’s The Jane Fonda Workout and next week it’s the Beyoncé Master Cleanse! Most women just want a routine that stands the test of time and gets the job done.

So after answering questions like Tracey’s a over and over again, I decided to put together my AM Routine, PM Routine, and Bi-Weekly Routine as sets. 

Just what you need for minimal effort and maximum results. This has been the driving force behind my own collection since day one! Whether you tend to be oily, dry, acne-prone, or wrinkled – these routines are designed to fit EVERY skin type.


The first thing I do when I wake up (okay, after I check my phone) is wash my face with the Balancing Gel Cleanser. It gently lathers to remove any oil or remaining nighttime treatments, and it gives me a fresh canvas to start the day.

Then I apply just a dab of the Vitamin C Treatment Complex, which helps give my skin that even, radiant glow. I usually let the treatment absorb for a few minutes while I brush my teeth or fix myself a big cup of coffee!

The last thing I do is moisturize with the Sheer Renewal Cream. Moisture is the key to minimizing those fine lines, ladies! It’s also a great primer for makeup.


After a day filled with meetings, appointments, and endless emails, I am ready to take the day off! I slightly warm the Radiant Cleansing Balm between my fingers before watching my makeup melt away. I love that it leaves my skin feeling completely pure but still silky and hydrated.

Before bed, I quickly combine a small dollop of Extreme Recovery Cream with one pump of Face Oil N°9 and apply all over my face and décolleté. The cream provides maximum moisture while fighting signs of fine lines and uneven skin tone, and the oil provides a combination of precious oils and vitamins that leave skin looking luminous.

Many with oily-prone skin are afraid of layering another oil on top of their skin. But trust me, after 20 years of developing products, I’ve learned that even oily skin girls need moisture without the added greasy residue.


I really do believe that simple skincare is the best skincare, but occasionally we need a boost to make ourselves feel as youthful and radiant on the outside as we feel on the inside. My secret is the Bi-Weekly Routine.

Typically on Tuesday and Friday, I break out my Dual Enzyme Polish to buff away those nasty dead cells that sit right on the skin’s surface. Fruit enzymes go to work on deep exfoliation, and you might feel a little tingle. That’s how you know it’s working!

On Thursday and Sunday, I slather a big dollop of the Clarifying Detox Mask all over my face and neck, then relax in a hot bath for at least ten minutes. (Bubble bath is optional!) And if you ever see a blemish starting to form, just spot treat the problem area as needed. Activated charcoal and French Kaolin clay battle trapped debris that is lurking under your skin’s surface.

And that’s it! After all of that pampering, I feel like a new woman. What is your favorite way to add a little TLC to your routine? Leave me a comment below!



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