The cold winter air, holiday stress and tons of party makeup can have a hug toll on your skin this time of year. It can take a little work and a bit of product, but you can keep your skin looking great through the holidays.
Here are some wonderful products I was sent to review for my honest opinion. Try one or more out for fantastic skin this holiday season!
ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub ($49.00 USD) — Revitalize and smooth your skin’s natural texture with ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub. This #1 bestselling product from ASAP Skin Products is recognized as a “skin savior” throughout Australia. It uses smooth, round beads and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) to gently remove dead skin cells and unclog pores without irritation. The unique dual-exfoliation action it provides is scientifically formulated to promote cell renewal and collagen production to improve the appearance and texture of skin, while helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne, and sun damage.
What I think: This is a gentle, but very effective scrub. I love to use it every few days to keep my skin looking smooth. Remember that exfoliating skin is an important step in your skincare routine because skin that has been unclogged will soak in serums and moisturizer better!
Available at www.SkinStore.com.
Eraclea Daily Bamboo Exfoliant ($40 USD) — This daily exfoliating micro-scrub removes impurities, oil and makeup and dead skin cells to leave the skin clean and fresh with a more youthful glow. It helps increase skin cell turnover rate and resurfaces the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, age spots, discolorations and acne scars.
What I think: Another gentle exfoliator, you can use this everyday if you wish as the bamboo is non-irritating. My skin is so clean after using this!
Learn more and purchase at www.eracleaskincare.com.
G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules ($98 USD) — Stress, environmental radicals, and harsh winter weather all discomfort, dry, and drain your skin. Restore your skin’s balance and silky smooth texture with G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules. The capsules replenish and nourish your skin in practical single dose capsules for all skin types. The combination of sophisticated and unique ingredients, such as soybean oil and vitamin E, improve the skin’s epidermal moisture barrier, combat and protect the skin against environmental aggressions, prevent wrinkles and fine lines, and provide the skin with an instant and incredible comfort.
What I think: After exfoliating, use these wonderful capsules to nourish skin. They sink right in and really sooth dry skin. Besides the comfort and anti-aging ingredients I love that they product from the environment.
Available for $98.00 at www.GMCollin.com and spas nationwide.
Reviving Exfoliator + Ultra-Nourishing Boost ($89 USD) Two full-size M. Steves bestsellers brought together for an at-home, anti-aging facial. The Reviving Exfoliator first resurfaces the skin by removing lackluster skin cells that dull your complexion and allows for maximum absorption of the Boost. The Ultra-Nourishing Boost then rehydrates the skin and leaves skin looking radiant.
Use the Reviving Exfoliator first, followed by the Ultra-Nourishing Boost for a quick, 10 minute facial treatment. For flawless skin, use the Ultra-Nourishing Boost everyday, and the 2-product treatment once a week.
What I think: This is a potent combination! Here is another luxe choice of exfoliator. Followed by the boost, skin is so soft and smooth. It also gives skin a little glow, which is perfect in the cold weather.
Available at www.msteves.com.
Sensai Deep Lift Filler ($140 USD) — The Kanebo Sensai Collection Cellular Performance Deep Lift Filler is an intensive care product that restores natural volume to hollow areas around the cheeks, eyes and lips, plumping from deep within the skin.
Restores natural volume to hollow areas around the cheeks, eyes and lips, plumping from deep within the skin and counters sagging and replenishes the lost of facial volume for specific areas.
What I think: This product is for us ladies who need a little extra anti-aging help. Just a little goes a long way. I have been using around my lips and have noticed a plumping in my nasal-labial folds.
Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45 ($39 USD) — This lightweight, sheer tinted moisturizer is perfect even for the most sensitive skin. The formula protects against free radicals and UVA/UVB rays – an important step many of us forget in the winter.
What I think: Tinted skincare is such a time saver — especially one that has SPF! We need to protect our skin even in the winter — the sun’s rays can getcha in any season! This apply smoothly and gives an even, light coverage. Love!
Available in Light, Medium, Dark at www.osmotics.com
EverDeep ($39.95 for one month’s supply) is a patented anti-aging skincare system delivering the nutrient-rich composition of a unique algae found in the deep waters of northern Europe. EverDeep harnesses the power of the algae to deliver smoother, more radiant, and younger looking skin.
This type of algae is extremely resilient and efficient in retaining moisture even in the most extreme environments.
Within its nutrient-rich composition and vital properties this unique strain of algae holds the secret to EverDeep: a breakthrough anti-aging discovery called the Algasome™ complex. The Algasome™ complex is a rich and concentrated source of essential fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins B, D, and E.
The luxurious skincare system includes the following products:
Radiance Revitalizing Cleanser
Lifting Day Cream SPF 20
Refining Resilience Mask
Complete Repair Night Cream
Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Serum
Triple-Action Eye Cream
Instant Wrinkle Corrector
What I think: I have been trying some of these products and think it’s a great, affordable anti-aging line to try. The cleanser is gentle and leaves skin soft and glowing. I love the eye cream, it really hydrates my dry eye area. I am also enjoying the light day cream with SPF and the richer night cream.
Available at www.EverDeep.com