Finding a skincare line that actually works on all skin tones and skin types can be a challenge. Oftentimes, it is difficult to know if a series of products are really working until weeks (if not months) down the road after committing to a beauty routine. Colleen Rothschild has a number of products that have been creating quite the buzz recently within the world of luxury skincare – least to say, I was eager to try them out and get a thorough assessment of their capabilities and the results they produce. Since certain skincare lines work better for some people than others, I wanted to perform an experiment where I would apply Colleen’s various skincare routines to 5 people of varying age, gender, skin type, and skin tone over the course of 5 days. My skincare experimentation was comprised of using Colleen’s AM and PM routine daily on everyone along with her recommended bi-weekly routine once on day 2 and day 4 of the trial. In addition to this 5-day experiment, I have personally been using the products daily for over 3 weeks now.
With all of my opinions being unbiased and my own, I can safely say this skincare line is breakthrough. This is the first line I have had the pleasure of reviewing this year that has noticeably improved the appearance and health of my skin – ask any of my 5 trial subjects and they will say the same! For this reason, I am excited to share with my readers Colleen Rothschild’s astounding skincare routines so you too can start seeing your skin restore, revitalize, and transform into the beautiful skin you deserve.
AM Routine (left), PM Routine (center), Bi-Weekly Routine (right)
AM Routine – Balancing Gel Cleanser, Vitamin C Treatment Complex, & Sheer Renewal Cream: Start by lathering a dime-sized amount of the gentle foam cleanser onto the face and neck. Rinse and pat dry. This preps the skin for the day and provides a clean surface for the other products to penetrate. Follow up by applying a pea size amount of the Vitamin C Treatment Complex to the face and neck – allowing it to absorb into the skin over the course of a few minutes. This improves skin clarity, overall radiance, and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation. Lastly, apply the oil-free Sheer Renewal Cream to the face and neck. This weightless moisturizer hydrates the skin and also acts as a great non-comedogenic primer to be used before makeup application.
PM Routine – Radiant Cleansing Balm, Extreme Recovery Cream, & Face Oil N°9: Before going to bed, begin by warming a small dollop of the Radiant Cleansing Balm in dry hands until the balm reaches an oil-like consistency. Apply to a dry face. Next, run the included muslin cleansing cloth under hot water and place over your face until the cloth completely cools. Wipe away balm and splash the face with cool water. This cult favorite rapidly dissolves makeup, clears congested pores, and leaves the skin feeling silky soft. Follow up by applying a dime-sized amount of the Extreme Recovery Cream to the face and neck for unbeatable hydration. Allow a few minutes for the moisturizer to absorb. As a last step, slowly massage 1-2 pumps of Face Oil N°9 to the face and neck. This serum is scientifically crafted with 9 transformative oils designed to nourish and rejuvenate dehydrated skin.
Bi-Weekly Routine: Dual Enzyme Polish & Clarifying Detox Mask: To be used twice per week in the evening after cleansing and before moisturizing, apply either of the two products one evening and the next one 48 hours later to avoid complications triggered by sensitive skin. The Dual Enzyme Polish helps rid the skin of toxins and improves skin breathability by facilitating cellular turnover via fruit enzymes and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) making for a deep exfoliation. Apply and even layer to a damp face and leave on for 5-10 minutes. Gently polish face by moving closed fingers in a circular motion all over the face for a few minutes before washing off with water. The Clarifying Detox Mask uses activated charcoal, kaolin clay, and micronized silver to removed trapped dirt and debris from pores by bringing it to the surface for effortless removal. To use, evenly apply a thin layer to the face and neck and allow to dry for 10 minutes before rinsing with water. For both of these products, remember to follow up with Colleen’s PM Moisturizers.
Applying Colleen Rothschild’s Bi-Weekly Clarifying Detox Mask
Great skin starts with the conscious choice to take the necessary steps required to see the change happen. With only 3 weeks in, I can’t wait to see what this line will do for my face after 1-2 months. Least to say, I will certainly be an advocate for Colleen Rothschild skincare moving forward. Start your journey to healthier and revitalized skin today by visiting Colleen’s website here.
Austen Parker is a professional makeup artist with a diverse creative and academic background – holding a degree in entrepreneurship and advanced business analysis with additional studies in fine art, art history, and pre-med/cosmetic dermatology.
His passion for makeup combined with a strong understanding of science, skincare and facial anatomy gives him a unique perspective on makeup application – including color placement, blending, and the knowledge of unique melanin patterns – bringing a scientific edge to his artistry. His work includes international fashion & beauty editorials, advertising, corporate & editorial portraiture, television, runway, and destination weddings.