Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Guide - Simone Francis Skin Care

Have you noticed how people admonish others to act their age? I've never heard anyone say, "Why don't you look your age?" As I've gotten older I've decided I don't want to look my age! Or, if I have to look my age, I want my skin to look good. Uneven skin tone? Got it but don't want it. Breakouts? Yes, those too! I thought those were supposed to go away after I left my teens behind. Over the years I've tried lots of different skin care regimes. Some worked well and some didn't but I still had uneven skin tone and occasional breakouts. When a friend recommended Simone France to me, I had to check it out. They offered a radically different approach to skincare. Their philosophy?
Whether your skin is too dry, too oily or too sensitive, the cause is almost always improper cleaning. Either too much cleansing with harsh products and over-exfoliation, or too little cleansing with overloads of heavy creams and failure to remove enough.
I realized this skincare regime was different when I was sent a detailed questionnaire asking me to describe my daily skin care routine. After I sent in my questionnaire, I received an indepth email describing what I needed to change in my skin care routine to create glowing skin. I have large pores mixed with dry skin. Simone Francis experts were very detailed in the questionnaire as well as in their reply to me. I loved that I didn't have to play the guessing game they told me what my issues were, what could be causing them and what products are best for me.


I was using an anti-aging serum. My 30th birthday just past and I realized I better start taking better care of my skin, what I didn't realize was the product I choose had an ingredient similar to botox which obviously works well when injected into the skin layer but has shown no evidence in helping when absorbed from the top of the skin. What a waste of money that was! Next I was using a acne treatment which was way to harsh for my skin adding to my dryness problem. And who knew the powder that I was using was settling into my pores cause loads of problems besides making them appear bigger. I was really impressed by all the advice I was given and excited to stop my normal routine and give Simone Francis a shot.
 I read the included directions and wondered if it would be too time consuming. The morning routine began with "The Sandwich", a mixture of moisturizer, refining scrub, and soap. The evening routine included cleansing with Milk Cleaner and following with toner and optional moisturizer. Once a week, I scheduled a mask treatment. I discovered the day and night treatments took only a few minutes per day. The mask was a ten minute treatment that I could put on and forget while I did other things. I will say it does take a few minutes for the line minimizer to dry so start early if you are putting on makeup. The experts at Simone France also recommend going without makeup whenever possible but I haven't been brave enough to go without makeup for long periods of time. Want to learn more? 


Check out the Simone FranceSimone France site. 

A CMM review


Win It! One person will receive a Simone France Travel Size Skincare System like the one pictured above. ($102 value)

48 comments:

eclairre said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

wash the makeup off your face every day.

furygirl3132 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wash your face thoroughly twice a day with a great cleanser and use a day and night moisturizer. Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!

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Lauren said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Do your eye makeup before your face makeup so you can wipe off the excess eyeshadow and you don't look like a racoon!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My tip is to use lipliner and instead of lipstick use clear gloss, everyone loves my glossy look.

chelesa sims said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i like to use rubbing alchol for cleaning my face. it throughly cleans
and it helps to keep my breakout at bay.


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Fawn said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Always use moisturizer with sunscreen and drink plenty of water
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all91707 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

always wash your face before bed!!

benz1171 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Moisturizer.

Julie W said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Use an egg yolk mask for dry skin and an egg white mask for oily skin! It really works!

amyorvin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Tootpaste is supposed to help heal acne

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tabitha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Baby wipes are the best for getting mascara off!!

Amber said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't see a Rafflecopter entry form?
My beauty tip is to use vaseline as lipgloss - it's way cheaper and looks really good!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Mama Hill said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Don't wear makeup every day if you can get away with it, your face needs a breather!

EMMAHORTON said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

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NO RAFFLECOPTER AND NO MANDATORY ENTY SO I WILL JUST SAY USE A SUNSCREEN EVERY DAY

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Akoya said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lots of face washing/rinsing and no makeup.

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Mary C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Never go to sleep without taking off your make up first!

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Sunnyvale said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Always remove your make up at night and always use sunscreen outdoors

julis55 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

always wash your make up off before you go to bed

Stephanie said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

mix a few drops of organic jojoba oil into your moisturizers
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Biki said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't know if the rafflecopter is broken but I'd like to enter... I would say a good make up rule is to always moisturize day and night

Thanks,
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Gianna said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I put lip gloss over lipstick so it lasts longer.

caseyle2010 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

my tip is always wash your face before you go to sleep, when you wake up, and use a moisturizer
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Jessica Howson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My tip is use vitamin C serum religously so you could preserve youthfulness. You can purchase the powder at Whole Foods (17 bucks), mix with distilled water..and viola, you have your vitamin c serum for a reasonale cost!! sexykylla@yahoo.com

The Sleepy Dreamer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My tip is to clean makeup brushes so you don't spread acne, or other things that you can not see.
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Tracy R said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think its best to not overwash the face. Just water and a towel is enough to take off light makeup.
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jsc123 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Vaseline works perfectly to keep elbows, knees and heels soft in the harsh winter months.

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Jemmy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Best beauty tips are to get plenty of sleep and moisturize.

David said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well...it is my wife's. She always wears sunscreen. She made sure I started it too...and I haven't aged much in ten years. She looks very young for her age. I would love to win this for her.

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

drink lots of water and get plenty of rest.
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Debbie C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite beauty tip is a homemade oatmeal, honey and milk facial. Your skin is so soft afterwards.

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Terra said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My beauty tip is to keep keep it natural! Less is more and use organic products.

Becca Ann said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

drink water!!

ruslady said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

get enough sleep
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Nickolay said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Drink lots of water and eat a balanced diet

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cissy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

WAsh your face daily and use a moisturizer.

erma said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love always wash your face before bed.
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Hotsnotty2 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Always wear sunscreen, thanks

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tweetyscute said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Get enough sleep!!!!!!!!!

mom2gabnnat said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Always remove eye makeup, or your lashes might break off!
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bbrittbrat1398 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite tip is to sleep with an eye mask to avoid bags.

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Jo said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

use moisturizer and drink water.
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iplaytrack1224 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Never overwash your face during the winter season!
Awesome blog by the way and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
=]

Erin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

lots of rest and plenty of water

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Hoa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My favorite beauty tip is to pat your moisturizer instead of rubbing it in.

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channallocks said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

eat fruit and veggies

cylis9 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Get enough sleep!

barb hunt said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for the great contest!
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