Prep Your Skin For Fall With Powerhouse Skin Care Part 2

Continuing on with my fall skin preparation, I have more amazing skin care to share with you!

There are so many amazing and different beauty products out there!  Skin care can have so many steps these days, because you can add more and more.  I would just stick to a few basics — cleanser, serum, moisturizer (w/SPF for day), night cream and eye cream.  Then you can add a toner or essence, difference serums, peels, masks, neck products etc, if you’d like!

Below are some great choices of innovative skincare:

H2O+ Beauty Elements On the Move Cleansing Stick ($28 USD) — Infused with a touch of Pearl extract, this solid face cleansing stick glides directly across your face and foams up without you ever having to use your fingers. This innovative format means no more suitcase spills, messy applications, or getting stopped by TSA.

H2O+ Beauty Infinity+ Refining Essence  ($44 USD) — This refreshing essence conquers dullness, dryness, and pesky pores. In a single swipe, it removes dull skin, reduces the appearance of pores, and hydrates skin. Features Red Algae extract and Camellia Japonica Oil it will quickly become a staple of your morning routine

H2O+ Beauty Waterbright Illuminating Serum ($56 USD) — Rich in Vitamin C, this serum is clinically proven to improve 7 different (amazing) aspects of skin tone*. Let us count the ways: Reduce the intensity of dark spots, Enhance radiance, Improve clarity, Even skin tone, Increase brightness, Enhance texture and Improve complexion health.

What I think:  I love the cleansing stick, its so easy to use.  I wet my face at night, rub the stick all over my face and then rinse off.  Clean and soft! Plus, it’s portable.

The refining essence is a great product for on the go.  It cleans and hydrates in one step and can be used morning and/or night either under a serum or moisturizer or on it’s own.  It leaves skin glowing and soft!  Add the illuminating serum over it, and skin is very smooth and glowy.

Available at /www.h2oplus.com

Mineral Fusion Makeup Removing Oil Cleanser ($18.99 USD) — This gentle cleanser soothes as it cleanses leaving skin calm and comforted. Nutrient–replenishing Mineral Water and softening Argan Oil restore moisture for softer, supple skin and a more even complexion.

Mineral Fusion SPF 40 Moisturizer ($24.99 USD) — This ultimate age-defense cream provides broad spectrum mineral SPF to help prevent pre-mature sign of aging. Instantly protects skin from sunburn. Easily layer underneath foundation and primers for a healthy dose of SPF protection.

Mineral Fusion Color Correcting Primer ($28.99 USD) — Naturally camouflaging mineral pigments help conceal unwanted redness and hyperpigmentation revealing even, flawless-looking skin. This soothing formula fills in lines, evens tone, and smoothes texture creating a balanced canvas for makeup application.

What I think:  Oil cleansers are such a gentle way to remove makeup and clean the skin. Argan oil is one of my favorite things, and I love that this leaves my skin soft, but not greasy. The SPF moisturizer is so light, but protects fiercely!  Great under makeup.

The primer works well for those with lots of redness or dark spots.  It helps correct the flaws and primes skin for foundation.

Purchase at http://www.mineralfusion.com

Prai Beauty AGELESS Throat Microdermabrasion Skin Resurfacer ($25.95 USD) — This lightweight, easy-to-use formula exfoliates skin – transforming dry, sagging skin to a dewy, firm complexion. It’s the ultimate way to re-texturize and resurface your skin without visiting a derm!

Prai Beauty AGELESS Throat & Decolletage Crème ($34.95 USD 1.7 fl. oz) — This weightless créme developed specifically for the throat and décolletage helps to promote cell firmness and resiliency, while absorbing with minimal blending to avoid skin stretching. The number one selling formula is comprised of Sepilift DPHP™ to restore elasticity and support skin’s collagen. Shea butter, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalene and Glycerin keep skin supple and visibly reduce and correct the signs of aging.

Prai Beauty AGELESS Eye D-Crease ($32.95 USD) — This peptide enriched creme enhances the gentle skin around the eye area by smoothing and decreasing fine lines and crow’s feet. Fragrance and irritation free.

What I think:  Two areas that I think really show one’s age are the eyes and the neck and throat. The microdermabrasion for the throat is a really unique product.  It really smoothed my throat and left it so soft.  Following up with the throat cream firms the skin and really makes it look younger!

I use the eye cream all around my eye to help with lines and texture. It is very hydrating without being greasy.

Available at http://www.praibeauty.com

 

PRAI Beauty – Natural and Luxurious Skincare Products

I was recently sent wonderful products from PRAI Beauty for my honest review. Their claim is that they challenge the norm and redefine beauty, offering luxurious, yet accessible products for all women. With a team gathered from the industry’s top companies, you will find expertise behind every product. All PRAI products are proudly made in the USA. They are Leaping Bunny certified – their products are NEVER tested on animals! They believe in Real Women, Real Aging & Real Results!

That is an amazing claim, and I was really excited to try these products:

 

PRAI Beauty Pure Collagen Spray
PRAI Beauty Pure Collagen Spray

PRAI Beauty Pure Collagen Spray ($40 USD) — This novel collagen treatment has been designed to help reduce the visible signs of aging.   Ideal for all skin types. Imparts replenishing, rejuvenating and revitalizing benefits to the skin. Features:

  • Plant Collagen*, an amino acid complex derived from plant protein of Rice embryo, Soybeans, Carrots, Quinoa and Red Ginseng, provides multiple anti-aging benefits
  • Apple Stem Cells help rejuvenate and protect the skin’s stem cells to help delay the visible signs of aging
  • Natural Moisturizing Factors of Glycerin, Sodium PCA and Lecithin help support the skin’s moisture balance

What I think:  I have been using this spray after cleanser and before serums.  It feels so refreshing on, and really softens my skin.  It is an easy extra step in my skincare to keep my skin youthful.

PRAI Beauty PRAISSENTIALS H2O Clean & Clear Cleanser
PRAI Beauty PRAISSENTIALS H2O Clean & Clear Cleanser

PRAI Beauty PRAISSENTIALS H2O Clean & Clear Cleanser ($17.95 USD) — The ultimate in skin cleansing – this little gem will leave you with fresh, clarified, brighter skin! Features:

  • Rose Water is an emollient that controls sebum
  • Aloe Vera is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and irritant soother
  • Glycerin enhances skin’s lipid barrier, creating a moisture reserve
  • Daisy Flower Extract helps soften and eliminate age spots, as it brightens skin
  • Precious PRAI Oil imparts smoothness and suppleness to the skin

What I think: I love the scent of this cleanser!  It is softly floral.  I apply it to a cotton pad and it removes all of my makeup.  Plus, it leaves my skin clean and smooth.

PRAI Beauty PRAISSENTIALS Oxygen Infusion Treatment
PRAI Beauty PRAISSENTIALS Oxygen Infusion Treatment

PRAI Beauty PRAISSENTIALS Oxygen Infusion Treatment ($29.99 USD) — Revives parched, dry skin, transforming skins texture, tone, clarity and radiance. Features:

  • Vitamin B5 enhances the skins moisture levels and elasticity
  • Aloe Vera is an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and irritant soother
  • Glycerin enhances skin’s lipid barrier, creating a moisture reserve
  • Grapeseed Oil brighten and diminish discoloration and age spots
  • Vitamin C helps protect skin from free radicals that contribute to premature signs of aging
  • Vitamin E reverses and protects skin from photo-aging, strengthens skins resistance to
  • Green Tea Extract is an antioxidant and anti-irritant
  • Precious PRAI Oil imparts smoothness and suppleness to the skin

What I think:  This is a really fun product, I am a fan of oxygen treatments! I smooth this on and it instantly bubbles.  I then rinse it off and my skin is so smooth and soft!  The instructions say that you can just wipe it off, but it leaves a soapy residue, so I wash it off.

PRAI Beauty AGELESS CHIN UP Sculpt Serum
PRAI Beauty AGELESS CHIN UP Sculpt Serum

PRAI Beauty AGELESS CHIN UP Sculpt Serum ($34.95 USD) — This unmatched serum is truly a face lift in a bottle – with tightening and sculpting technology that targets and corrects visible sagging and drooping under the chin, along the jawline and on the sides of the cheeks. Features:

  • Antioxidants diminishes fine lines and wrinkles for smoother, younger skin
  • Retinol aids in the skin’s renewal by igniting cell turnover
  • Uplevity™ peptide counteracts the force of gravity
  • Precious PRAI Oil imparts smoothness and suppleness to the skin

What I think:  I have been using this serum on my chin, jawline and neck.  I really think it helps firm, as I have seen a change in my jawline!  Love it and will keep using it!

I am really loving this brand!  I think it’s really affordable for the quality ingredients in these products.  I am looking forward in trying more from this brand.

Have you tried PRAI Beauty? Leave a comment and let me know.

 

Brand Review — derma e Natural Skincare

Derma E

I was sent a wonderful package of derma e natural and organic skincare for my honest review.

Most of their products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.  I love trying new natural, but effective skincare.  And I am loving this line.

Some of my favorites items that I received are:

Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50 USD) — Lather away sweat, oil and toxin buildup for a clean, refreshed, glowing complexion with this refreshing detox cleanser. Doctor developed and clinically tested, this fragrance-free, sulfate-free and pH balanced formula contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea. Ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested).   I think it’s perfect for the summer.  My skin gets oilier as the weather turns warmer and I need a good cleanser to really clean it without drying it out. I find this formula refreshes my skin and leaves it glowing!

Microdermabrasion Scrub ($32.50 USD) — Immediately improve the appearance of your skin using this gentle yet effective multi-award-winning Microdermabrasion Scrub. This salon-perfect formula uses an exclusive crystal blend including Dead Sea Salt and Volcanic Sand (rich in Silica) to buff away dull surface cells, help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, and absorb excess skin oils. I love that this is gentle on my sensitive skin.  After use, my skin is soft and smooth and not irritated at all.  This is good to use a couple of times a week to keep skin clear and smooth.

Overnight Peel ($18.75 USD) — Reveal dramatically fresher, newer skin overnight with this skin-brightening blend of glycolic sugar cane and fruit acids. It contains 5% Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) for safe, effective removal of dead surface skin cells. With every use, skin tone becomes more radiant, pigmentation is evened and age spots are visibly diminished.  This is probably my favorite derma e product, and it is so affordable for what it does.  I either apply it on clean skin or over any serum at night and in the morning my skin is fresh, even-toned and my pores appear smaller!  Amazing!  I use it every other night and it is non-irritating.

Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50 USD) — Shield skin against environmental and age damage, and revitalize a dull appearance with this concentrated, mineral-rich treatment formula.(exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals).  Ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, even safe for reactive skin (minimal ingredients and allergy-tested), this formula protects and revives skin for a healthy, glowing, more youthful looking complexion.  This light, cream serum sinks right into my skin. It gives a nice glow. I use it twice a day before moisturizer.

Firming DMAE Eye Lift ($24.95 USD) — Visibly lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area while smoothing crow’s feet with this doctor-developed, multi-action eye treatment crème that contains advanced, clinically proven natural ingredients. A surge of cooling eye moisture helping leave skin soft, smooth, tone and rehydrated. With continued use, this pro-collagen and pro-elastin blend leaves the delicate eye area firmer, smoother and younger-looking.

Purchase and learn more at http://www.dermae.com

Have you tried derma e before?  Leave a comment and let me know!

 

Get Your Skin Ready For Summer!

I love today’s skincare!  Innovative new products are always one-upping the last one and I have to admit, the winner is my skin!  I am getting in the upper 40’s and my skin is still smooth and fairly firm, and I don’t have wrinkles (yet).

Below are my current favorite skin care going into summer.  They include a nourishing essence, restoring eye gel patches, an SPF moisturizer that brightens my skin and a deep, skin-plumping moisturizer.

Lancome Énergie de Vie Pearly Lotion
Lancome Énergie de Vie Pearly Lotion

Lancôme Énergie de Vie Pearly Lotion ($56 6.7 fl. oz,   USD) — Pearly Lotion represents the refreshing step that revives skin in the morning. This surprising lotion is composed of a myriad of translucent and evanescent pearls of multiple sizes. On the skin, the nourishing feel of an oil is paired with the intense freshness of a water, for a splash of energy. Énergie de Vie captures a combination of two plant extracts – Lemon Balm and Goji Berry.

What I think: I have been using this in the morning after cleansing.  It smells and feels so refreshing on! It instantly sinks into my skin and moisturizes.  Some days, I use it instead of my morning serum.  This is especially nice in the summer when it is hot and I want to use less products.

Available exclusively at Sephora starting in July 2016.

 

Masque Bar Hydro Gel Eye Dark Spot Eye Patches
Masque Bar Hydro Gel Eye Dark Spot Eye Patches

Masque Bar Hydro Gel Eye Dark Spot Eye Patches ($29.99 for 30 pairs) — The beautifully gold toned masques come in 30 pairs, and are perfect to use daily for one transformational month or as needed to de-puff under-eyes and ease fine lines and dark circles. The lightweight serum infuses key ingredients into the delicate eye area without irradiation for under-eye skin that looks youthfully dewy and revitalized!

–          Gold: promotes anti-inflammatory and light-reflecting properties

–          Adenosine: effectively works to firm and smooth

–          Snail Extract: boosts and strengthens collagen with moisturizing powerhouses, hyaluronic acid and peptides

What I think: It is so important to treat under the eyes, because they can really show the age! These little gold patched are and instant refresher.  You can use all thirty pairs in one month or space them out.  I use them when I need to look like I’ve got more sleep than I have!  They smooth and brighten instantly.

Available for $29.99, at Ricky’s NYC stores and Rickysnyc.com beginning this month, May 2016.

NEOCUTIS JOURNÉE Bio-Restorative Day Cream
NEOCUTIS JOURNÉE Bio-Restorative Day Cream

NEOCUTIS JOURNÉE Bio-Restorative Day Cream ($140 USD) — This includes SPF 30.  JOURNÉE is the only day cream that combines PSP technology with anti-oxidants and broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to offer a complete one step, daily treatment that revitalizes, protects and hydrates skin. JOURNÉE is suitable for all skin types including sensitive and stressed skin and leaves skin radiant and luminous!

What I think: I’m always excited to try moisturizers with SPF that work with sensitive skin.  My skin is so easily irritated, especially by sunscreen.  This is very hydrating without turning my face red and bumpy!  My skin is smooth and moisturized after use, and I can easily apply my makeup.  Winning!

Available at http://www.neocutis.com

MD Complete’s Radiance Renewing Deep Moisturizer
MD Complete’s Radiance Renewing Deep Moisturizer

MD Complete’s Radiance Renewing Deep Moisturizer ($39.99 1.7 fl. oz.) — Luxurious moisturizer that instantly & deeply hydrates. Brightens skin tone for a more radiant complexion. Plumps skin for smoother, more supple complexion. Nourishes and repairs skin, improving its ability to absorb active ingredients.

What I think:  This is a fabulous night cream.  It is so creamy, but not greasy at all, it sinks right into my skin.  I apply it after my serum at night and my skin is glowing in the morning!  My skin texture is also better with use, it is smoother.

Available at www.MDCompleteSkincare.com

What’s your favorite skincare for summer?  Leave a comment and let me know, I would love to hear from you!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 29-March 6, 2016

Happy Sunday!  I hope everyone had a great week.  It was warm in Kansas City today and I loved it!

This week I am loving effective skincare.  Now that I’m out of the cold air, I feel my skin is looking and feeling better.  And, the products below are definitely helping!

I was sent these fab products by KORRES, Clarity Rx and Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare for my honest review:

KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial

KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48 USD) — A breakthrough in beauty sleep. The weightless soufflé melts into skin and works overnight for brighter, petal-soft skin by morning. Day after day, week after week, uneven tone and dark spots will continuously improve. After only 14 days you’ll see skin that’s brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant.

What I think: This is such a fluffy cream!  I apply it over my serum at night and it sinks right into my skin.  Many night treatments are so heavy, but this one is light, but does really moisturize.  In the morning, my skin is so soft.  I am going to continue to use and hope to see lightening of dark spots.

Available at http://www.korresusa.com

Clarity Rx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum
Clarity Rx Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum

Clarity RX Daily Dose of Water Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum ($66 USD) — This hydrator serum, made with a water-soluble formula, erases dull and dry skin, leaving you with a supple complexion. Apply a thin layer to skin in the morning and night, and allow to dry.

Benefits

  • Prevents dehydration of the skin
  • Boosts moisture levels in the skin using hyaluronic acid
  • Suitable For Dry to Normal Skin Types

What I think:  I have been using this day and night under my moisturizers.  It is fragrance free and has a gel consistency.  It sinks right into my skin, giving me a smooth surface for my moisturizer and makeup.  It evens out my skin tone and brightens my skin.  It also leaves my skin very soft!

Purchase at www.clarityclinicalskincare.com

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Cream SPF 30 ($69 USD) — is formulated with a bio-copper complex that helps correct the most visible signs of aging. It uses three effective technologies to revive, improve and protect your skin while recapturing a youthful appearance.

What I think: I always either use a moisturizer with SPF daily or a sunscreen.  I love this product because it is a multi-tasker.  It also really hydrates my skin without being heavy.  I have tried this before and I’ve noticed that my skin tone is smoother and firmer with continuous use.

Available at Kohl’s stores and http://www.kohls.com

What skincare do you love?  Leave a comment and let me know!

My Beauty Favorites — Week of December 7-13, 2015

I love the holiday season, I do.  But it wreaks havoc on my skin!  Colder air, eating poorly and stress make my skin dull and splotchy.  That’s why good skin care is so important now, not just in the new year.

My faves this week are all amazing skincare products.  They include a hydrating essence, an overnight skin rejuvenator, nourishing apple skin care and a moisturizing pumpkin mask:

Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence
Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence

Boscia Cool Blue Hydration Essence ($48 USD) — Formulated for all skin types, this essence is known for its extremely high concentration of nourishing ingredients. It contains less than one percent of water, making it a potent hydrating essence that delivers immediate skin brightness and calming moisture for tired, winter skin.

This is very refreshing and sinks right into the skin.  It brightens and calms sensitive skin.

Purchase at http://www.sephora.com

Obagi Hydrate Luxe
Obagi Hydrate Luxe

Obagi Hydrate Luxe ($72 USD) — While you snooze, your skin works to improve its texture, radiance and overall appearance. Obagi Hydrate Luxe is designed to complement the skin’s natural nightly functions. This ultra-rich facial cream deeply hydrates to keep skin looking soft and supple. With continued use, this moisturizer also helps improve the appearance of fine lines, skin texture, firmness, skin radiance and overall hydration. Sweet dreams!

This is such a rich overnight treatment.  It is so hydrating and in the morning skin is soft and smooth!

Available at http://www.obagi.com

Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream
Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream

Juice Beauty Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream  (29.24 USD) — This age-defying eye treatment will help firm and prevent wrinkles with a potent blend of Peptides, DMAE, Co Q10 and Green Tea. Vitamin rich to hydrate and moisturize for optimum age-defying results.

This is a very hydrating eye cream and I love using it morning and night.  It smooths the eye are and keeps it soft and bright.

Available at FragranceNet.com

Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque
Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque

Eminence Pumpkin Latte Hydration Masque ($52.99 USD) — This fall favorite is rich in zinc, which supports collagen synthesis and may also help prevent acne.  Packed with Vitamins A and C, it is an excellent nourishing ingredient that helps to protect and renew cells when applied topically.  This organic pumpkin hydration masque will help replenish dry, dehydrated skin.

A mask that smells amazing, it hydrates skin and leaves it very soft!

Available at FragranceNet.com

LovelySkin.com Thanksgiveaway — Enter To Win NIA24 Neck Sculpting Complex Today!

 NIA24 Neck Sculpting Complex

NIA24 Neck Sculpting Complex

Want to win some amazing skincare? LovelySkin.com is celebrating their loyal customers with their third annual Thanksgiveaway online sweepstakes.

From November 2 to November 22, LovelySkin is giving away free skin care products from some of their best top-shelf brands. Each day, they select 10 winners to receive one of these fantastic products, valued up to $150.

But that’s not all! On November 22, they will give away a grand prize package containing one of every product they have given away, worth over $1,500.

Every time you enter for a daily prize, your name is placed into a drawing for the ultimate grand prize package.

How to Enter

1. Visit LovelySkin.com/Thanksgiveaway

2. Enter your information and register.

3. Visit the LovelySkin Facebook Page or LovelySkin Blog the following day to find out who won the previous day’s prizes.

4. You will need to register for each day’s prize. Remember, every time you enter for a daily prize counts as an entry for the grand prize. The more daily prizes you enter, the better chance you have to win the grand prize.

Today, the item is the NIA24 Neck Sculpting Complex (on sale for $88.50, $118 value) — Neck Sculpting Complex is supplied as a white to nearly white, ultra-rich, nourishing cream which quickly penetrates the epidermal layers to dramatically lift, firm, and tighten the neck and jawline. It restores skin to a more youthful contour as it improves the profile for a more sculpted look. Strengthens the barrier function of the stratum corneum and improves the skin’s ability to produce natural collagen and retain moisture necessary for epidermal equilibrium.

What I think:  I received a sample of this for my honest review.  It’s amazing!  it instantly smooths my skin and hydrates very well.  Over time, I have noticed that my neck looks firmer, which is important as I grow older.  I use it day and night, which is best to see results.

Here is the link for the Thanksgiveaway page: www.LovelySkin.com/Thanksgiveaway.  Good luck!