Do you have sensitive skin?  Are you allergic allergic to any ingredients?  If you are anything like me, you have spent many years trying to figure that out.  I didn’t have this problem when I was a teenager or young adult.  My skin became sensitive over time.  When you grow up working in the cosmetic industry, this can be a blessing and a curse.  I had access to a wide variety of wonderful products but there were so many that I could not use and found out the hard way; using them, having a reaction and then trying to recover from that reaction all the while trying to sell this product to my customers.
After struggling for years, I was finally told that I have Rosacea.  Many people suffer from this condition without even knowing it.  It can be mild (as in my case) or extreme.  Skin can be irritated by different things for different people.  There is still so much that is unknown about this condition and that is one reason it may be hard to detect and treat.  If you ever wonder, I highly recommend that you see your doctor or a
For me, it began with developing painful, cystic nodules under my skin on my chin and around my nose.  I realized that these were occurring every time I used a new product that my company launched that contained alpha-hydroxyl.  This was a new, innovative ingredient back then and it has helped to so many people but I was not one of them.  Later, I noticed that I was forming red bumps on and around my nose, sometimes on my chin.  It seemed to subside when I stopped using the luxurious rich creams (that I LOVED) on my face.  I began using all oil-free products.  This was discouraging to me because I have extremely dry skin.  Sometimes, painfully so.  I started searching for products that I could use to cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize my face without irritation to my skin as I was getting older and my skin’s needs were changing as well.  If I used something with active botanicals, I would light up like a Christmas tree.  A moisturizer with firming and/or lifting properties in them would burn or itch.  Everyone’s skin is different and has different needs.
I am not a doctor or a dermatologist but I have worked with many different cosmetic lines and companies over 30 years.  In my life, I have touched thousands of faces and spoken to and listened to many, many people.  We have shared knowledge and experiences along the way and I hope that I have been able to help some of them.  That is why I started this blog.  I hope that I may be able to help some of you with skin care tips and we can share what we’ve learned with others.

I have come across some products in my research that I have tried or want to try.  The following is a short a list that you can peruse and/or you can go to my products page and enter ‘sensitive’, ‘rosacea’, or any other concern you may have, into the search line for products that meet your criteria.


ilike Rose Petal Cleansing Milk – $56

Eminence Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser – $38

Juice Beauty Cleansing Milk – $42


Lancome Hydra Zen Beauty Facial Essence – $49

Happy ‘Raindrops on Roses’ Hydrating Tonic  – $26.40

100% Pure Restorative Sea Culture Hydrating Toner – $21


Nutrogena Oil-Free Lotion – $12

Eminence Rosehip Whip Moisturizer – $45

Lancome Hydra Zen Night Face Mask – $48

Visit my website and my product page for more on these and other products from around the world.