4.09.2012

Correcting Tone


I've had the opportunity to review several of Olay's products in the past and I have honestly been very pleased with all of them. Most recently, I tried out the  OlayƆ Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer. I was excited about this one because I had seen it at the store and and I definitely use the help it provides.

Moisturizer is something I tend to be pretty lazy about. I know it's one of the more important things when it comes to beauty routine or preserving beauty per se. But often I'll just put some make-up on and go or wash my face, brush my teeth and hop in bed. I just think one more step can be kind of daunting. The thing about this moisturizer is not only does it moisturize, it helps with the appearance of discoloration and has some tint to it.

One of my favorite things about this moisturizer is that it really is light feeling. I don't feel like I'm globbing a lot of thick, heavy lotion on my face. I found it convenient and most logical to put†Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer on before applying my make-up. I simply pumped it out into my hand and rubbed it gently onto my face. It really only takes a very small amount to cover my entire face. I also feel as though it helps my make-up stay on pretty well and doesn't make things look too clumpy. I think this is a moisturizer I can put on in the morning and not really worry about putting much else on, thanks to its light tint. This is especially nice in the summer time.

I've always had lots of freckles and, due to hormonal changes connected to pregnancy, I also tend to have random dark spots. I know many of them fade, but some don't, so I think I'll continue to see this moisturizer help the overall tone. I'm also thankful it has sunscreen, as that's another way to help prevent discoloration and uneven tone. Plus it's one less thing I have to put on, which makes things a bit easier! I still have some work to do on my routine, but I know having a good skin-care routine will probably save time and money in the long run and that's what I'm hoping to do by adding Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer.

What are some of the things you do and the ways you make time for your beauty and/or skincare routine? Tell me about it in the comments for the chance to win a $50 Visa gift card!

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136 comments :

  1. No matter what is going on, I always (always!) make sure to take off all my makeup and wash my face at night.

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  2. i would love to find something great for summer that doesnt feel oily or heavy! this might be it!!

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  3. I always, always, always have chapstick on my lips before my head hits the pillow. No matter what, I can't sleep without it.

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  4. i'm not very good at taking my make up off at night, but when I take a bath before bed I always use a nighttime moisturizer on my face and neck. And every morning when I do my make up I use moisturizer. I can't hardly put my makeup on without it!

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  5. I always wash my face in the shower at night and I always use moisturizer with SPF.

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  6. I always use moisturizer on my face and neck. If your face looks great but your neck is wrinkly it gives away your age, so it's important to take care of both! :)

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  7. I need to take care of my skin, just like you I just get ready for bed and call it a day.

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  8. I must wash my face every morning and every night. I have never ever slept a night with make up on, and I use moisturizer religiously!!

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  9. I use Oil of Olay total effects moisturizer every day and love it... my clinique moisturizer that I had used for years just wasn't enough to keep my face from getting dry especially in the winter so after reading some reviews about the Oil of Olay moisturizer I switched and it's my new fav!

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  10. Just what I need!!! Love the fact that it has SPF! deborah_ibanez@hotmail.com

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  11. I always have to switch to something lighter for summer and I have to be diligent about using a pore mask through the summer as well to keep the oil under control.

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  12. I moisturize at night before bed, when I have the most time.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  13. tweet:

    https://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/189397417240694784

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  14. i've seen this product in the store i thought $24.99 is steep! after reading about this product I'm anxious to try it myself. I hate putting on makeup in the mornings and if this has a tint to it then i can just get up, add the mositurizer and go!

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  15. My favorite skin-care tip is to NOT wash your face in the morning, but just rinse it with really cold water, and then apply your SPF moisturizer. It preserves your natural oils, so your face doesn't work overtime to replenish them. And it saves time!!

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  16. One of the best changes I made is SO simple. Just put your moisturizer on your nightstand and you can put it on really quickly as you crawl in bed. It feel much less like another step in your beauty routine! It's like you are treating yourself to something relaxing before bed.

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  17. I use a heavy moisturizer at night, and a sun block during the day.

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  18. https://twitter.com/#!/roso1946/status/189403711393644545

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  19. I apply a moisturizer with spf 15every morning to my face as soon as I get out of the shower.

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  20. I used to be really lazy about taking my makeup off before bed but now I make sure to remove it every night and apply a moisturizer afterwards!

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  21. i wear SPF everyday

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  22. https://twitter.com/#!/akronugurl/status/189416187535425536

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  23. Can't say I'm great about it, but spf moisturizers tend to get put on, even more regularly than make-up.

    skittles99_1 (at) excite (dot) com

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  24. I wear sunscreen every time I go outside

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  25. https://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/189422929094782977

    elena150980@yahoo.com

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  26. Moisturize in the shower, just after using a good bath scrub and loofah.

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  27. I always make sure I put on sunscreen before heading out

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  28. i wash my face twice a day and exfoliate once a week :)

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  29. tweet

    https://twitter.com/#!/MeandBells/status/189434122513563650

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  30. I always take my makeup off at the end of the day....no matter how tired I am.

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  31. I always use moisturizer in the morning and night. I like Keil's with SPF. I always use sunscreen when I'm outside too.

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  32. i really want to be better about washing my face at night... i NEVER do it. i will say my new favorite new beauty product is the revlon just bitten lip stain... LOVE LOVE it...

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  33. I wash my face every.single.night before I go to bed, otherwise it breaks out like crazy! I also put a moisturizer on in the morning with SPF 30.

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  34. I currently, and have for years, use Olay spf 15 moisturizer for sensitive skin. This is the only product that I wear on my face (I do wear eyeliner and mascara, but no foundation). I think this tinted moisturizer would be just the coverage I need for the few dark (age!) spots on my face.

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  35. Oh I want to try this.

    I never take my makeup off at night- I'm horrible!

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  36. I use a moisturizer with SPF every morning, and use Carmex like it's going out of style

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  37. I have used oil of olays daily moisturizer with SPF since I was about 18....I'm 33 now. It's good stuff!

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  38. I always put chapstick on my lips and try to remember moisturizer too!

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  39. I always put chapstick on my lips and try to remember moisturizer too!

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  40. I am a granmother and I am always looking for new products. I saw this in the store and thought it looked very good. I would love to try it.

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  41. I've tried drugstore moisturizers, but unfortunately I have super-sensitive skin and they cause more problems than they help :( Right now, I'm using Cetaphil cleanser, a medicated cream, and a prescription moisturizer (think triple-digit cost...). While it's pricey, my skin is (knock wood) the clearest it's ever been. That's all a recent addition to my routine. The one thing that I have always - always - done is to put Carmex on my lips before bedtime. Every night. Not giving up this step unless my lips fall off!

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  42. With 2 kids I have gotten lazy taking care of myself and don't have tons of extra money to spend on it all. This would be great!
    marcysuch@yahoo.com

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  43. I keep my facial soap in the shower so I can wash my face & remove any makeup while showering. This saves time.
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  44. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/kellydsaver/status/189537822666006528

    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  45. I have horrible dark spots/sun damage. I definitely need to try this!

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  46. I use a moisturizer on my face everyday before i put on my makeup and before i go to bed. I have a hard time spending a ton of money on that kind of stuff so i usually buy the store brand. All of my moisturizers have to have at least spf 15 in them or i wont buy them. I clean my face using face wipes by neutrogena. they have a great makeup remover wipe and a great cleansing wipe. i love the cleansing wipe because it smells like grapefruit. I also keep Burts Bees in my pocket at all times and apply it as often as possible

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  47. I use Olay face cloths on the nights I am feeling lazy about washing my face - they do a great job without overdrying! suzyqpon at yahoo dot com

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  48. I try very hard to remember moisturizer (and some wrinkle cream!) before bed every night. It sounds easy but it's tough for me - I just want to crawl into bed, makeup and all, some nights too! :)

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  49. Definitely going to give this a try!!

    I clean my face every morning, use aveeno moisturizer and eye cream.
    Then I use a baby wipe to remove my makeup before bed.

    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  50. I never go to bed with makeup on, always wear SPF moisturizer and try to get a pedicure every two weeks!

    Alison

    tribespider at yahoo

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  51. I use vaseline under my eyes and on my lips. I always apply it just before I turn out the lights at night!

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  52. Definately a mouisturizer junky!! Right now I'm loving Philosophy's Hope in a Jar! My best tip is to exfoliate!! IT really does wonders, especially when my skin is super dry!

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  53. I love using cleansing wipes because they are quick and easy and then always a moistuizer after that. I like the idea of a tinted moisturizer since i don't use a lot of foundation usually. Elizabeth
    She_ra2299 at yahoo.com

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  54. I finally found a great oil-free moisturizer, and I leave it on my counter so I don't forget it every day!

    aRealLifeWife@gmail.com

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  55. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/aRealLifeWife/status/190174406159515648

    aRealLifeWife@gmail.com

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  56. When I was younger, I always had such dry, flaky skin, but since I discovered moisturizer, I have been so much happier with my skin! Currently my moisturizer doesn't have SPF and I have been looking to invest in one that does. Thanks!!

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  57. I love Olay products! They are the best. gdgaleana at aol dot com

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  58. I'm not good at taking my makeup off, but hope to get better!

    I do wash my face every morning though.

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  59. I save time by using a tinted moisturizer so I don't have to use a foundation and moisturizer

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  60. https://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/191716723286740993

    s2s2 at comcast dot net

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  61. I use serum (before bed) and facial mask (during shower) to take care of my skin.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  62. https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/191771354817769472

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  63. I use makeup removers at night to easily and quickly take makeup off

    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  64. https://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/191908093012082688
    pokergrl8 at gmail.com

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  65. I have acne prone skin. I use Proactiv! It has been a life saver for me:)

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  66. I just started using an anti wrinkle cream at night before bed. I'm 30, but decided it's time to start! I use an exfoliating face wash prior to that.

    manthe5pa@yahoo.com

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  67. My morning beauty routine is quite a rush. I try to save time on my skin care routine by choosing products that have dual/multiple functions. Such as SPF-ed moisturizer or moisturized body wash, etc. The Olay Total Effects Tone Correcting UV Moisturizer sounds amazing and I need to give it a try! Thanks for the detailed review!

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  68. Tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/uTry_it/status/192152283558060032

    Amy [at] utry [dot] it

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  69. I always wash my face at night, rinse my face in the morning and apply a natural lotion moisturizer.

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  70. I put lotion on right after I get out of the shower and I put on a moisturizer with sunscreen everyday...and I don't wear makeup which saves a lot of time.

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  71. I use Olay Regenerist skincare to keep my skin moist and healthy, thank you

    tianhapsari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. Tweet about this giveaway
    https://twitter.com/#!/tiankinasih/status/193115185374969857

    tianhapsari(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I just wash and lotion, it's fast so I can easily find time for it. I always use a lotion with spf15+. Thanks for the review and giveaway.
    songyueyu at gmail

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  74. tweet: https://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/193217801308209152
    songyueyu at gmail

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  75. i use aveeno in the shower.
    maria.dalessandro at gmail dot com

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  76. I can save some time by keeping cleansing wipes, moisturizers and such by my home computer and doing skincare while I am online.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. @chrisdeglen tweeted:

    twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/193480689054793729

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. i go natural and skip makeup
    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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  79. https://twitter.com/#!/thepryfamily2/status/193819874479439872
    thepryfamily@gmail.com

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  80. I use 3 in 1 cream and mouisturize every night
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  81. https://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/194487470392492032
    merleandtina@Yahoo.com

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  82. tweeted about this

    https://twitter.com/#!/k10says/status/194533808794632193


    beautifulstarlet@hotmail.com

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  83. I have found over the years that a good EYE makeup remover is KEY to getting your face clean! I love Lancome's but it's a little pricey so I usually use Clinique ;)


    beautifulstarlet@hotmail.com

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  85. i always use a moisturizer with sunscreen in it

    karinaroselee at gmail dot com

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  86. I use the Oil of Olay mosturizer. I used to use Clingue but switched to Oil of Olay. Not only is it cheaper but I like it more. I really want to try this product. Having SPF and a tint is perfect.

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  87. i make it a point to wash my face and moisturize it everyday as part of my normal routine

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  88. I use lip balm throughout the day to keep my lips moist. About once a week, I give my lips a sugar exfoliating treatment by patting on and gently removing with washcloth then applying super heavy lip balm overnight.

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  89. One thing I do to save time is apply a mask 2 or 3 times a week first thing in the morning. Then it has time to work and dry while I make coffee, get clothes ready, etc. By the time I take my shower, I just wash it off in the shower and my skin feels so soft!

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  90. https://twitter.com/#!/tnshadylady/status/196370841443893249

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  91. tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/kj20082006/status/196395496217128960

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  92. I cleanse, tone and moisturize my skin at night.

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  93. https://twitter.com/#!/ajoy1332/status/196407454333014017

    ajoy1332 at yahoo dot com

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  94. I heavy moisturize at night before bed. A lot of times I use my Biore pore strips while I'm blow-drying my hair and I always use a daytime moisturizer with sunscreen. Sometimes its tough to find the time to take care of my skin like I should.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  95. https://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/196866743036149761

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  96. I always take my makeup off at night and wash my face then use moisturizer. Now if I could find something to help the oily face I have!!

    luv2teachkiddos@yahoo.com

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  97. I use Cetaphil moisturizer after I shower or wash my face--not much, but I'd love to step up my routine!

    Asheils(at) Marshall (dot) edu

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  98. I use Cetaphil moisturizer after I shower or wash my face--not much, but I'd love to step up my routine!

    Asheils(at) Marshall (dot) edu

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  99. I use Cetaphil moisturizer after I shower or wash my face--not much, but I'd love to step up my routine!

    Asheils(at) Marshall (dot) edu

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  100. I DO MOST OF MY SKINCARE ROUTINE IN THE SHOWER & SLAP ON SOME SUPERB MOISTURIZER WHEN I JUMP OUT!

    kytah00@yahoo.com

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  101. 2ND ENTRY TWEET https://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/198145322139136001

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  102. I put cleanser on my face and brush teeth and then rinse face off
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  103. tweet
    https://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/199379836773470208
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  104. My skin care is pretty simple. I don't wear makeup and I clean my face every night.

    ellery.platt@gmail.com

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  105. I tweeted the giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/#!/GeauxWL/status/199525664615960576

    ellery.platt@gmail.com

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  106. I have really dry skin so I always wash my face before bed then dab a heavy moisturizer on it. I let it soak in for a few minutes before rubbing it in. Then I apply a normal lotion on top of that.

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  107. I have really dry skin so I always wash my face before bed then dab a heavy moisturizer on it. I let it soak in for a few minutes before rubbing it in. Then I apply a normal lotion on top of that.

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  108. No matter how exhausted, or how long since the baby has "let" me take my last shower. I make sure to wash my face before bed each night and usually manage to slap on some moisturizer (Olay ProX).
    alison.bulson@gmail.com

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  109. I get a facial twice a year. Jandksaleeby@gmail.com

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  110. I use good products on my skin, and always take the time to wash and tone my face before bed to remove makeup and the day’s dirt

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  111. I carve out time by taking a few minutes before bed to cleanse my skin properly and remove makeup and dirt.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  112. tweet-https://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/201112094882529281

    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  113. I use my clarisonic every night to clean my face - fast and works great!
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  114. tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/201861751434788865
    nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

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  115. I visit the dermatologist and do skin checks religiously... as for beauty, my favorite new beauty routine is using the Naked palette... oh I love it!!!

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  116. I hate the feeling my body has just after putting on lotion. Plus doing it after you shower in a hot bathroom, just makes me feel sticky.

    Solution? Oil of Olay's in body body lotion. Its a huge blessing and time saver! My skin is healthier, my eczema is more under control & it lasts! plus the added moisture is renewing my skin!

    Another staple is cleansing wipes or make up removing wipes. Perfect to refresh my skin after a work out or go to bed with a clean face. Even better for when you make a tiny mistake on your make-up but don't want to take it all off & start over!

    e(dot)visalli(at)gmail(dot)com

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  117. I wash my make-up off every day, without fail. I can't stand sleeping in it, and I think that's really helped my skin!

    chambanachik@gmail.com

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  118. i tweeted for a second entry!

    https://twitter.com/#!/bellows22/status/202211039901786112

    debbiebellows (at) gmail (dot) com

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  119. Keep makeup removal wipes, toner and moisturizer near your computer. You can do skincare while you read email and surf.

    chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. @chrisdeglen Tweeted -

    twitter.com/#!/chrisdeglen/status/202276334859329537

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  121. I take out time for my skin every time I shower! I love using sugar and salt scrubs on my body to really make my skin soft and shiny! I look for natural ingredients in my
    moisturizers like shea butter and essential oils.
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  122. I tweeted here: https://twitter.com/#!/MsTofuFairy/status/202409882069110784
    Angie
    14earth at gmail dot com

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  123. I cleanse and moisturize my face before going to bed - always.

    mybeachylife at gmail dot com

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  124. I simplify my beauty routine by applying moisturizer with sunscreen and foundation follow by blush and lip gloss. It saves me time in the morning.

    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  125. I tweeted about this giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/ctong2/status/202562588956037120


    ctong2[at]gmail[dot]com

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  126. I wash my face daily. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

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  127. tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/mommysdizzy/status/202577887088476163

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  128. I use multitasking products like tinted moisturizer to save time.

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  129. Tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/#!/livelovelynn/status/202588571406835712

    rawrms at gmail dot com

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  130. I moisturize and cleanse my face in the mornings and make sure I wash any make-up off at night.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  131. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/disneyfan40/status/202591160844300289
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  132. I care for my skin by getting 8 hours of sleep and drinking lots of water.
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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  133. I save time by using my cleanser when I take my bath or shower
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  134. I don't do much in the way of skin care because I am so allergic to many products.

    willitara [at] gmail [dot] com

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