And this is why I wear make-up…

dr. michelle copeland

In September, I received samples of Dr. Michelle Copeland’s Skin Care line to review. I gave you my initial thoughts then, and having used up the products, I’ll share with you my full product review now.

They sent me products to help with acne, dark circles under my eyes, and general skin discolorations. And then, in a fit of delirium, I decided that the most honest way to review these products for you would be to take before and after pictures.

As you’ll see in the embarrassingly untouched photos below, the dark circles under my eyes remained dark, but I think the red splotchiness on my cheeks has improved.

Before and After

I was going to show you the before and after acne shot too, but that’s far too embarrassing. Suffice it to say that my chin situation did not improve. And I don’t have the guts to show it to you untouched.

Sadly, much like jeggings, skin care regimens are not one size fits all. Nor should they be. I loved her microdermabrasion formula (fabulous exfoliant!) as much as I disdained the stench of her acne solution. The other products felt good on my skin but clearly did not make a very dramatic improvement of its condition.

Dr. Michelle Copeland’s Skin Care line has transformed the skin quality of so many – just not mine. Similarly, Drs. Rodan and Fields’ Proactiv line has also worked wonders for many a celebrity’s skin – just not for me. As for me and my household, we will use Clinique.

In addition to the skin care products, I received Dr. Copeland’s book, “The Beautiful Skin Workout”. And it certainly is – her book is a diet and exercise regimen for your skin. In it, she shares several great tips – commandments, as she calls them – to improve and maintain your skin’s condition.

Whether you use her skin care system or not, I think we can all agree that our looks would improve if only we drank more water, regularly washed and exfoliated our skin, and wore sunscreen.

It also doesn’t hurt to put a little concealer on in the morning.

Cita is a Peruvian-born, Floridian-bred, aspiring Michigander. Recently wed to the most handsome man on earth, she blogs anonymously on Cita Online. She was sent travel-size samples of the Dr. Michelle Copeland Skin Care line and “The Beautiful Skin Workout” for review.

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About Jo-Lynne

Written by Jo-Lynne Shane, a professional lifestyle blogger, brand advocate and community manager. Named one of Nielsen’s 50 Most Influential Women in Social Media, Jo-Lynne is best known for her award-winning lifestyle blog, Musings of a Housewife, where she dishes up an assortment of food, fashion, fitness and family travel. She has been featured on, Southern Living Magazine, and in Cosmopolitan Magazine. In the local sphere, Jo-Lynne facilitates the vibrant networking group Philly Social Media Moms, providing community, support and education for 200 area bloggers. Jo-Lynne lives and works from home in the suburbs of Philadelphia with her husband of 17 years, three lively children and one extremely spoiled shih tzu named Savannah.


  1. I am so glad to hear I’m not the only one Proactiv didn’t work for! Of course, now Rodan and Fields have another line out that I really want to try, however the price combined with my Proactiv experience are holding me back.

  2. Proactiv got my e-mail, snailmail, and phone when I originally signed up, and they haven’t stopped hounding me ever since. Occasionally I’m tempted to try it again, but then I remember how their products made my face STING. Not fun. Apparently it works for Katy Perry and Justin Bieber though!