Favorite skin savers for 2015

HoneyWhen thinking about the year that just finished it’s hard to pick from all the products that I’ve been using but sometimes items just stand out and I can’t help but want to use them over and over again. I know I’ll miss mentioning some great items and regret that but here’s a roundup of things I’m loving and think you will too.

*some pr samples and affiliate links


Chop Saver Lip Balm

Chop Saver Lip Balm *

I’ve been slathering this on day and night lately. My bedroom is dry and I like how this helps keep my lips moisturized at night without disturbing my sleep (yes little things like this can disturb my sleep).


Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion

Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion *

Totally in love with this. My legs aren’t flaky!! That alone is enough to recommend it. As much as I like Delectable in Lemon & Cream, it’s the scent free one that is my savoir. I even bought two of the Delectable Scent Free Hand Cream from Kohl’s before Christmas so I could have one upstairs and one downstairs.


Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub *

This scrub is so heavenly. I wanted to just stand in the shower and sniff it. But even better than the way it smells is the way it works. It’s a sugar scrub with just a tiny bit of salt in it. It’s definitely exfoliating but without overdoing it. It leaves just enough oil behind on my skin so that I’m moisturized without being greasy. Farmhouse Fresh has made me a convert with their fragranced products – I never envisioned that happening.


Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia *

Oil Essentials is another favorite. I use this in the morning on my legs and/or hair. It’s a very light oil and doesn’t leave me the least bit greasy. I can apply this on my legs and put on my clothes right away without worry. Oil Essentials created a great combination of Sweet Almond and Macadamia Oil with added benefits from jojoba, it’s rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E. This cruelty free product smells so delicious and works so well. Plus at $10.99 the price is very right.


Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment *

Christie Brinkley’s line amazed me. While I continue to test other brands and have found some that I like a lot, right now her line is the one I keep going back to. I recently repurchased the Recapture Day + IR Defense since I’m dangerously low on my original jar and bought the Complete Clarity Facial Cleansing Wash for my next cleanser.


Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water *

I need to make my New Year’s resolutions and the first one should be getting ready for bed earlier than I do now. I find that many days I do resort to a Micellar Water at night. But I also love this in the morning on the days I need to cleanse and tone without adding any soap/cleanser to my face. Dr. Brandt has come to the rescue with this Dual Fusion Water many nights and almost every morning.


Simple Micellar  Remover Wipes

Simple Micellar
Remover Wipes

I buy two packages at a time since I don’t want to run out. These are great at night when I’m too tired to cleanse and just want to jump in bed. They are also great after the gym, to just refresh your face during the day, and to add hydration. I use a lot of wipes from a lot of brands but what makes these stand out is that they are refreshing and fragrance free.


Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream *

It’s hard to pick only one product from Reviva Labs because everything is wonderful. The Nourishing Cream is like wrapping my face in a warm blanket made of cashmere. It’s the most soothing moisturizer I own. When my skin gets wacky from testing so many products this cream is what I revert to. It’s wonderful for face, hands, and body. I am so glad I was introduced to this in 2015.


Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Skin Eye Hydrator *

The hardest product for me to pick just one of is an eye cream. There’s a special reason why I chose Lindi though. Lindi Eye Hydrator is the most moisturizing eye product I’ve tried this year. It’s not the one to pick if you want to focus on dark circles or puffiness. It is the one to chose though if you have sensitive eyes, want to mask your fine lines, and/or need extra moisture under your eyes. This was developed for cancer patients and is a line I love using. Lindi Skin Face Serum is another product that they make that I’d recommend for anyone needing amazing moisture.

9 out of probably 190 is a small number but these 9 are products I’ve either repurchased or will repurchase in 2016 without hesitation. They’ve proven to me that they are the best of the past year. I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds! Have you tried any of these?  — Marcia

*samples sent for consideration, all opinions are 100% mine; some affiliate links used


  1. These are all really some very awesome skin savers. I really want to try the HOP SAVER LIP BALM.

  2. These are all really some very awesome skin savers. I really want to try the CHOP SAVER LIP BALM.

  3. brenda disimone says

    This are great ideas and inexpensive. I would like the try the sweet almond oil

  4. Sandy Pincombe says

    Hi Ladies! Great products! I am in love with anything Micellar so as I shop this week need to pick these up.

  5. I am an ardent fan of Simple Micellar Water. Next I need to try the wipes.

  6. You had me at Vodkatini!

  7. I want to try a BUNCH of these. This winter has been brutal on my lips. 🙁

  8. I want to try the FHF that sounds amazing!

  9. I thought I was personally supporting the Lindi Skin company because I think I’ve purchased 5 jars of the eye hydrator so far, and I’m just about to place another order for more. I can’t find anything else as wonderful as this product for my sensitive eyes! Glad you like it too! I see others of my faves in your list, and I want to try the derma e Nourishing Cream

  10. I really want to try Christie’s line but I hate the jar packaging. Jar packaging has been proven to be unstable, I don’t know why companies keep using it.

  11. This is a fabulous list! I have been doubling down on scrubs and oils and moisturizers.

  12. That vodkatini scrub sounds wonderful!

  13. I ordered my first Farmhouse products today. Can’t wait to try them.

  14. So much greatness! I need Farm House Fresh in my life, everything they do sounds so great.

  15. Vodkatini?! YES, please!

  16. Um, I think I need everything!!

  17. Micellar wipes became a staple of mine this past year as well!

  18. What an amazing list! A few items here I may need to grab!

  19. I need the Vodkatini scrub in my life – it sounds ah-mazing! You cannot go wrong with that name. I haven’t tried Delectable body lotions, but their body washes are awesome.

  20. I want to take this list and go shopping. I want to try all the Farmhouse Fresh, and that Lindi line. I have the Reviva cream, and love it.

  21. What amazing picks, Marcia! I need to get all of things on this list that I don’t have!

  22. I haven’t tried any of these yet, but they sound amazing.

  23. It’s mind–blowing to see a fragrance-free be Delectable body lotion, because I love their cupcake-inspired scents so much 🙂 Great products!!

  24. Thanks! I’m going to try out the Dr.Brandt water! It sounds just lovely!