The Skincare System That Changed My Skin

I’m sharing the skincare system that changed my skin today!

Recently, I started using the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set which launched a brand-new skincare routine for me.

I was so amazed by the results I wanted to review the system in case you’re in the market for new skincare products or you’re ready to establish a new skincare system too.

This post is not sponsored nor are these links affiliate links at this time.

I received this set as a gift in early December and wanted to share my experience with you.

As always, it’s best to do your own research and talk to your doctor or dermatologist about what products are right for you before starting a new skincare system or routine.

Living on Autopilot…

I can’t remember when it happened exactly.

But over the years, I stopped looking at myself in the mirror.

Don’t get me wrong, I always wanted to feel pulled together when I went out.

I’ve just never really been into hair, makeup, and clothes that much.

In fact, my style is relatively low-key.

I love basics I can mix and match throughout the year. And until recently, I applied my makeup and styled my hair on autopilot 95% of the time. 

My skincare system and routine consisted of mostly drugstore products after years of failed attempts to clear up blemishes and breakouts.

Truthfully, the no-fuss lifestyle never really bothered me.

Until one day, it did.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words…

Several years ago, my baby sister started taking pictures following all of my niece’s dance recital performances.

I completely understand her motivation.

After all, we have very few pictures of my mom and aunts.

So, I deeply appreciate the importance.  

To my sister (and one day my niece) every photo is a time stamp of how we gathered together to celebrate her talents.

To me though, it’s a moment in time I know I won’t be able to repeat.

Sometimes, that pressure really gets to me because I don’t want my niece to look back on those pictures and see that I was exhausted, overwhelmed, or filled with social anxiety.

I want her to see an aunt who loves her perfectly imperfect life filled with amazing people, simple pleasures, and extraordinary opportunities.

After seeing the candid shots we took last December though (this is not that shot), I knew I had reached my “enough point.”

And I knew immediately those images would be the catalyst that helped to create a lasting change.

So, instead of counting down the days to Christmas using our traditional advent calendar, I was gifted a Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set.

Something I had always wanted but had never allowed myself to invest in because I am uber-practical, sometimes to a fault.

The Skincare System That Saved My Skin-Colleen Rothschild Discovery Kit Review-The Crowned Goat

Embracing a New Routine…

I’ve been using the products for *almost* three months now and I cannot believe the difference.

For the sake of full disclosure, I missed two weeks at Christmas and a week and a half at the beginning of January when my Dad was in the hospital.

Other than that, I’ve consistently used the Discovery Set products morning and night. It’s the skincare system that changed my skin!

Here’s a look at my skin when I first started…(no makeup, no filters – as you can see I had not even brushed my hair that morning 🤣)

and getting ready for brunch last weekend…

The Skincare System That Changed My Skin: Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set…

  • Radiant Cleansing Balm, 30 ml (1 fl oz)
  • Dual Enzyme Polish, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
  • Clarifying Detox Mask, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
  • Sheer Renewal Cream, 30 ml (1 fl oz)
  • Extreme Recovery Cream, 15 ml (0.5 fl oz)
  • Face Oil N°9, 4 ml (0.14 fl oz)
  • Muslin Cleansing Cloth
  • Exclusive CR Travel Bag 

What Do the Products in the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set Do…

Radiant Cleansing Balm:

When I first started using the Radiant Cleansing Balm, I had no idea how it was going to take off my makeup. It literally melts your makeup off though.

Not only does it smell amazing, but it also helps to clear clogged pores and remove impurities while leaving your skin soft and radiant.

I haven’t had to reorder this one yet, but when the time comes I definitely will!

The Skincare System That Saved My Skin-Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm-The Crowned Goat

Dual Enzyme Polish:

The Dual Enzyme Polish feels like going to the spa and is another product that helped change the texture of my skin.

It gently sloughs off dull skin cells and left my skin feeling refreshed.

I use it 2-3 times per week and every time I use it I can tell a difference almost immediately.

I will definitely repurchase this one.

The Skincare System That Saved My Skin-Colleen Rothschild Dual Enzyme Polish-The Crowned Goat

Clarifying Detox Mask:

On the days, I didn’t use Dual Enzyme Polish, I used the Clarifying Detox Mask. Made with charcoal and clay, my skin felt brighter after each use.

It’s another product that felt like a spa in a jar.

Sheer Renewal Cream:

I was a little hesitant about using the Sheer Renewal Cream at first.

Especially, because I have oily skin, and products that have claimed to be “weightless” made me look even shinier.

What I love about this formula is that it leaves your skin looking and feeling hydrated.

Bonus, it’s easy to layer under makeup too.

Also, I feel like it minimized my wrinkles.

I just placed an order for this one.

Extreme Recovery Cream:

Truth be told, I didn’t think my skin was dehydrated until I started using this product. Boy was I wrong!

Each night, I mixed a small amount of the Extreme Recovery Cream with one pump of the Face Oil No 9 and wow my face was super soft and hydrated when I woke up each morning.

I also feel like the concentrated moisture levels (the consistency is much thicker than the Sheer Renewal Cream) helped even out my skin tone, and fight wrinkles and fine lines while I was sleeping.

Believe me, I’ll take any help I can get with the 11’s currently sitting between my eyebrows.

Just a heads up, I recommend switching to a silk pillowcase if you can. That way the product soaks into your skin instead of your cotton pillowcase while you’re sleeping.  

I reordered this one as well.

Face Oil No 9:

I never used this product alone so it’s hard for me to give it a full review.

That said, I did enjoy using it in combination with the Extreme Recovery Cream and it has a lot of fabulous reviews online.

According to the Colleen Rothschild website, Face Oil No 9, “combines nine transformative oils that provide an intense moisture boost, deeply nourishes thirsty skin, and leaves your complexion radiant after the first application.”

I can’t decide if I want to reorder this one or try another serum. She has a lot to choose from!

Muslin Cleaning Cloth:

I usually take my makeup off with reusable cotton rounds or microfiber makeup towels. So, using the Muslin Cleaning Cloth was a new experience.

I love it so much though I wish these cloths were sold in sets.

It really felt like my face was clean and residue-free on the days I used the muslin cloth with the Radiant Cleansing Balm.

Colleen Rothschild Complete Eye Cream…

The day I was gifted the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set, I was also gifted a full-size container of the Complete Eye Cream.

Again, according to the Colleen Rothschild website, the Complete Eye Cream, “addresses the most common enemies of eye aging: wrinkles, fine lines, under-eye circles, puffiness and loss of elasticity.”

I can honestly say, it’s *mostly* done that although not as quickly as I expected it would.

After decades of being a contact lens wearer, this is my biggest problem area and I know it’s going to take time to see real results.

I’m looking forward to trying the Retinol Supreme Eye Serum next. It also got great reviews and seems a little more intensive for problem areas like mine.

What is Colleen Rothschild’s Company Policy on Animal Testing…

According to the Colleen Rothschild website, “We do not conduct animal testing with our products or ingredients, nor do we ask others to test on our behalf.”

*Are The Products Considered Natural…

According to the Colleen Rothschild website, All our products are formulated without:

  • Parabens
  • SLS/SLES Sulfates
  • Triclosan
  • Formaldehyde
  • PABA
  • Touene
  • Benzene

*This is one of the many reasons I recently bought clean makeup. After seeing the results of these skincare products, I no longer wanted to use makeup with a lot of chemicals.

Let’s Talk About Breakouts…

Truth be told, I had a moment of pause before I started using the Discovery Kit.

My skin is oily and sensitive and even in my 40s I still struggle with hormonal acne, hives, and breakouts when trying new products.

I’ve tried so many different things over the years (some even recommended by a dermatologist) only to experience a major breakout and have to throw the remaining contents, usually a full pot or bottle, away.

Talk about watching an investment go down the drain!

When I first started using the Discovery Kit the corner of my chin broke out. But it cleared up within two days which felt like a huge win.

In the past, that same area would have been broken out for at least a week or longer.

What I Love About the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set…

As someone who has used a lot of products but has never really had a skincare system or routine before, I appreciated how easy it was to use the Discovery Set.

The set comes with a card explaining the best time of day to use the products.

All the products in the Discovery Set are trial sizes which I love because it allows you to try out each product without worrying there might be excessive waste if one of them doesn’t work out.

A little bit of product goes a long way.

In fact, if I had to guess I would say these products lasted approximately 60 days, some of them even longer.

Did The Products in the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set Work…

All in all, I’m thankful to have finally found a daily skincare system that works, and I can’t wait to try out even more Colleen Rothschild products.

The Discovery Set was a great value and allowed me to try out some of their best-selling products without a big financial commitment which I definitely appreciated.

I wish they had a hair care discovery set too!  

What My 71-year-old Mom Thought About the Products…

When I asked my Mom who got the Discovery Set as one of her Christmas presents what she thought about the products, she immediately said, “I love them. I thought it was a budget-friendly way to try out a new skincare routine. I can definitely tell the difference in my skin. My skin was really dry before, but it feels hydrated and healthy now every single day. I plan to reorder my favorites and try new products too.”

Our Favorite Products in the Discovery Set…

  • Radiant Cleansing Balm
  • Sheer Renewal Cream
  • Extreme Recovery Cream
  • Dual Enzyme Polish
Colleen Rothschild Discovery Set Review-The Crowned Goat

If you’ve been on the fence about starting a new skincare system or routine, now is a great time to establish one.

I’ve always washed my face before going to bed but I desperately wish I would have been more intentional about nourishing and protecting my skin.

After all, it’s the largest organ in the body and definitely something worth investing in.

Let us know if you’ve ever tried the Colleen Rothschild Discovery Kit or if you have any other favorite products from her line of skincare.

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Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. Those sound like great products. I’ve never heard of it, but I’m pretty much like you were a few months ago. 😂 I may have to try some of these products eventually.

    1. Isn’t it amazing how that happens, Susan? It’s like you don’t even look at yourself because you’ve done things on autopilot for so long. Thankfully, I’ve seen the light and have had a great time exploring new makeup and skincare. It really does make a huge difference. Hugs, CoCo

  2. CoCo – This was such an informative and helpful post. As someone who is in my late 40s, my skin has changed drastically in the last several years. I too struggle with hormonal acne which is beyond frustrating at my age. I am always reluctant to invest money in skin care products without knowing if they actually work. Thanks for your honest review and recommendations.

  3. I love a good system for skin care! You are absolutely glowing my friend, you have gorgeous skin. xo

  4. Thanks for this inspiring post! I’m starting to notice changes in my skin and have never used my skin care products as consistently as I should! Glad you found something that is working well for you! Getting older is interesting!!

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