My Go-To Skin Routine with Elemis (Plus Giveaway Inside!)

Being the mom of three means that my time is precious. It ALSO means that time for myself is almost non-existent.  During the summer months, life gets pretty crazy with the kids being out of school and going full throttle into their summer freedom. So at the moment, my self care and beauty routine has to fit into my busy life and be uncomplicated which is why I love ELEMIS.

ELEMIS products make my self care and beauty routine easy to stay on top of. They’re straightforward, deliver immediate results yet still feel like a moment of me-time, and can work with even the busiest of schedules.

When I can squeeze in a few minutes for my self-care, that means using products that are high quality and manageable.  I try to find products that are easy to use, low maintenance and don’t compromise their quality – when i don’t have time for makeup my skin needs to look great.  In addition, they also need to be natural as possible and safe, especially since I’m still breastfeeding my daughter Odette. Finding beauty products that aren’t loaded with phthalates, parabens and chemicals can be very limiting.  Are any of you facing these #NewMomProblems like I am?

In my quest to find a more natural skincare solution, I came across ELEMIS. My first encounter with ELEMIS was on a British Airways flight (Jared and I fly to London once a year for his work). I became instantly acquainted with the brand in attempts to hydrate from 12 hours of flying in recycled oxygen that isn’t always skin-friendly.

I’ve gotten my beauty routine down pat, so I wanted to share the 24/7 Super Skin Collection that I’m using right now:

  1. Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm: After a full day of running around with the kids, I feel like my skin needs a little more TLC. This formula is natural and rich, leaving my skin feeling so clean and so hydrated with a fresh glow afterwards.


  1. Pro-Collagen Marine Cream: A good moisturizer is a must for any 5 minute makeup routine – I love this one for being so hydrating (and it smells delicious).


  1. Peptide⁴ Night Recovery Cream-Oil: I get most of my “me time” at night, so I like to layer this on and let it soak into my skin while I dive into a good book or work on my blog. My skin drinks this right up – and looks refreshed after a good night’s sleep!


And it’s not just for women, I just got some creams for Jared (guys need an easy skin care routine too).

I’m so excited to team up with ELEMIS for the launch of Now and Gen. To celebrate, we’re making sure EVERY Now and Gen reader is a winner!  Enter now to win a $1000 gift card to shop at plus we’ve got 10 full size sets of the 24/7 Super Skin Collection to give away and everyone who signs up will receive a sample of the best-selling Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. Can’t wait to see who wins!


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  • Paige

    I wish I could enter this but my super sensitive skin is already protesting it lol. Congrats on the blog launch, it’s gorgeous!

    • Panagiota

      I read your text…Unfortunately my face skin tends to acne..its a little bit oily…the last 3 years this thing keeps torturing me and i think i m never get rid out of it..
      I found a formula cream from AVENE (CLENANCE)and day by day its getting a little better. That’s my problem 😏😏😏

  • Savannah Aleksic

    Congrats on the blog launch! It’s gorgeous! These products also sound amazing!

  • Corinna

    Although I may not be experiencing motherhood, the life of a busy college student definitely involves limited ‘me time’! Thanks for sharing! Definitely entering the giveaway 🙂

  • Kaylee M

    So is this good for skin that always breaks out and gets easily irritated? Everything I try to for a skin care routine makes my face hate me for days! Congrats on the launch! Can’t wait to read you’re thoughts.

  • Jamie Irvine

    I love a good skin cleanse (when I remember to fit it in between work/family/life, are these products for sale in Australia? I’ll have a look…

  • Adrienne Reible

    Entered the giveaway! Hope I’m lucky because I absolutely love how luminous your skin is. As I’m aging I’m always looking for new things to help keep my skin looking its best.

  • Jennifer

    I can’t wait to try it!

  • Star

    This gets me so excited 😍

  • Haley

    I’m a makeup artist and absolutely adore Elemis! It’s super hydrating and great fro sensitive or acne prone skin!! There’s literally a product for ev ur skin type and concern!! Well done, Gen- great pick!

  • Hope

    Very nice Gen, do they have this product for combination skin. I am 52 years young and still have issues with blackheads and some breakouts. Thank you. I really look forward to reading your blog.

  • Carly

    I agree with Tosha! I’d love to see your daily beauty regiment!

  • Diane Pease

    I bought this set and have been using it for a week. I have seen a difference! My skin is softer and looks better. I just turned 50, so I have been looking for a skin care line that gives results. Thank you!

  • Jessie

    I have to agree with the comments already posted. Your skin is always beautiful and glowing. I’m sure it has something to do with those three kiddos and that husband of yours. I can’t wait to read more posts. All the best and congratulations on the blog launch! xx

  • Jessica

    I have entered and so hope I win, I am also a busy mom, student, and business owner. I need a skin care regement that I can stick to!!

  • Kimberly

    Do they have an exfoiliating line? After my kids I was left with a pregnancy mask! Was told a good exfoliating product will help with that!!! I look like a raccoon 24/7 😭 Haha ☺️

  • Victoria Forsythe

    Seriously an amazing blog. I find it crazy you haven’t done this before you are just like a pro❤

  • Marcella

    Congratulations on your new blog Gen! It’s amazing!!! Hugs from Brazil❤️

  • Carly

    Update: I JUST found your “beauty bag” tab lol, thank you for including!

  • Megan

    Thank you so much for sharing your beauty secret with us! I’ve been looking into new natural products that actually work. ☺️

  • Leticia

    Gen congrats on your blog! You are amazing!!

  • Leah

    Thanks for letting us know about this product! Definitely time to shop through their store!
    Can’t wait to read your other posts!

  • Hannah Stookey

    I’m really curious about this line. I’ve used Algenist, Exuviance, Mario Badescu and others, and while I’ve liked their products, they don’t always work how I’d like.

  • Madison

    I am SO EXCITED to read your blog. I found you though Supernatural (which I just started watching this year,) but quickly fell in love with what I’ve read about your love story! I feel like we share similar values, especially when it comes to mindfulness, skin care, and food, so I have definitely subscribed to your blog and can’t wait to see it unfold. I know it’s going to be great!

  • Cortney

    Thanks! Trying to figure out a skin routine for myself by not sure where to start!

  • Bene

    I found today and I’m sooo happy about it. I’d love to see more routine posts ❤
    Love always.

  • mary bryant

    My routine is very simple…but I’m always looking for something new!

    • mary bryant

      Oh…..and sunscreen! Keep that face looking beautiful into your fifties. After a certain age they’re not freckles…they’re sun spots, which = damage.

  • Rebecca

    Thanks for sharing this!! I have been looking for a quick and easy way to take care of my skin. This might just do the trick!

  • Valerie

    I need to look at some of the things Elemis sells. I work outside in the brutal Phoenix sun and it dries my skin out something terrible. Downside with my skin is I have combination skin on my face so what I use either dries it all out or makes my forehead more oily.

  • Paige Jenkins

    I’m always interested in hearing someone’s skincare routine because it is something that I struggle with for sure! Especially because, like you, I don’t have find a lot of time on my hands for that either! I have also been looking for some more natural skincare products and Elemis sounds really great and I hope to try it in the near future. Thanks for sharing!

  • Cheryl

    HI Gen. I’m so bummed that I’m all the way in New Zealand so can’t enter the competition! Congrats on the blog 🙂

  • Maria

    Not sure how to enter so I’m going to try I love your blog Gen. Looking forward to more, also if we have questions do you have an email or do we ask you here???
    Thank you

  • Dorothy

    I ordered the set from QVC on auto delivery after you suggested it on twitter. (Great deal) I love the products.

  • Claudia Gabrielli

    This was a cool post Gen im actually new to ur blog

  • Crystal Soares

    Congrats on the launch Gen! 💋 My skin is very bad and could use some reinforcements, so thanks for announcing about Elemis!

  • Crystal Soares

    I also subscribed so I look forward to your future posts! 💕

  • Deborah

    Awesome that you are endorsing natural products and simple routines. Curious if the Marine Cream absorbs quickly and how it does in hot/humid weather. Definitely entering the contest. Grats on the fantastic blog and clean/organized powder room. P.S.: Tell Jared thanks again for the SPN potato photos.

  • Swati Kurdekar

    How do I enter?


    I have been hearing some buzz about elemis recently and am contemplating trying it. Like Tosha, I would also love to see your beauty regimen!

  • Shannon G.

    Looks like some great products. Hope I have the chance to try them.

  • Lisa

    Love that you have a blog now! My husband and I are just now starting a family after being married 10 years. One thing I’ve been searching high and low for is information on skin care, healthy eating, and fun family activities! Really looking forward to reading the info you post! Though I know taking care of a family can make for many busy days!

  • Louise McElwee

    You are beautiful inside and out! If you could bottle your inner beauty, I’ll be first in line. I can’t wait to try your outer beauty routine…thanks for sharing!!❤️

  • Louise McElwee

    You are beautiful inside and out. If you could bottle your inner peace and beauty, I’ll be first in line! I can’t wait to try your outer beauty routine, thanks for sharing.❤️

  • Stacy

    You hubby just like I am a 100% Cancerian. You got the Pot of Gold. I hope I get lucky to win. I just Celebrated my 48th Birthday on June 26th. Looking forward to making sure I take care of “ME”

  • Deanne

    Entered today. Always excited to try new things. Love your new blog. It lifts me up when I read it!

  • Zoe

    Hi Gen, I love your blog and I’m so excited about all of the new things you are doing. I was wondering how long your products usually last. I end up spending so much on skin care because it doesn’t last very long. These products look amazing, I would love to try them out!

  • Elena

    Your beautiful skin glows! I can’t wait to try your skin care line!

  • Iqah Rahman

    I love this!!! When you first announced of your upcoming blog i was so excited, but then when you finally revealed that the blog is finally up i was really excited, i immediately stopped everything i was doing and went straight here! Looking forward to more tips, recipes, lifestyle essentials and more!! Loving the layout and content Gen!! Love you!!! Keep up the good work!!! 💛💛

  • Shawna bond

    Yeahhh! Congrats!!! Good luck!!!

  • Holly

    Love the new blog Mrs. Padalecki. Congrats it’s beautiful!!

  • Vicki

    Found your blog via a virtual friend on instagram, I love finding new blogs to read. Throw in a giveaway, it just makes my morning 😉

  • Brandy

    My skin is super sensitive, so I love to hear about different products that don’t have all of those bad/harsh chemicals in them! Thank you for blogging about these products and sharing your routine

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