My Beauty Faves Week of January 19-24, 2015


This week, I’m all about taking care of my skin and hair.  It seems like during the winter, my skin and hair needs extra help.

Here are the products I have been trying and loving this week!

Orico London’s skincare contains natural and organic ingredients to help fight aging. The Superico Vitamin Rich Face Oil ($50 USD) instantly moisturizes dry and thirsty skin with all-natural plant oils. It’s never greasy formula is perfect for all skin types and key ingredients like Tamanu and Rosehip Oil help to restore skin’s natural moisture balance while healing itchy, dry winter skin.

Dream Dew Night Perfecting Cream ($56 USD) is the perfect way to end your day and make sure your skin gets the beauty sleep it needs, especially after a night out. This overnight natural treatment works its magic during the most relaxing, undisturbed hours of your day. The formula includes a clinically-proven Hexapeptide bioactive that helps increase collagen production while Hyaluronic Acid deeply hydrates for a dewy, luminous complexion by morning.

Hi Rise Rejuvenating Eye Elixir ($37 USD) energizes and moisturizes the eye area reducing puffiness, sagging and dark circles. After a late night, this pure, firming and organic eye serum is gentle on delicate skin around the eyes. Rhodiola Rosea (or the Golden Root, found in cold regions of the world like Serbia) and Moringa Extract work together to prevent the foundation of wrinkles and smooth crow’s feet, too.

What I think: The Superico Face Oil helps my chapped winter skin by hydrating without being greasy.  I apply a little bit on my face at night before the Night Perfecting Cream.  The combo does not irritate my sensitive skin and my skin is glowing in the morning!  I use the eye cream day and night to plump the skin under my eye and leave it smooth.

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Osmotics Blue Copper 5 PRIME For Face ($135 USD) — A new addition to our Blue Copper 5 line of powerful anti-agers targets signs of hormonal aging in skin 40 and over. After 40, significant changes and imbalances in the body’s hormone production can rapidly accelerate signs of aging, especially in the skin. The skin becomes thinner, dryer, and more susceptible to sun damage, all of which can accentuate fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin begin to break down resulting in sagging facial contours and loss of firmness and elasticity. Blue Copper 5 Prime targets all of these issues with 4 new exclusive, patented technologies for maximum anti-aging benefits and unprecedented results. This luxurious, silky cream can be used AM and/or PM to keep your skin healthy, radiant and ageless.

Osmotics Blue Copper 5 PRIME Sleep Tight Mask ($85 USD) — Now you can turn back time while you sleep! This super charged, anti-aging mask works overnight for maximum benefits and absorption while your skin is at rest. Intensive levels of (20%) hyaluronic acid promote deep hydration, easing stress and dryness, while filling and plumping fine lines and wrinkles. Upon application, you’ll also notice a lifting and tightening effect. Four proprietary technologies keep your skin super soft, moist and supple while visibly lifting and tightening facial contours. Sleep tight and awaken to smooth, firm, ageless skin, with a healthy, radiant glow.

What I think: I have been using the Face cream in the morning before my sunscreen.  I love the texture, it is creamy without being greasy.  It also gives my face a glow.  I have only been using it for a short time, but I hope it helps with sagging skin (that’s my main anti-aging issue at the moment.)  The mask is a cool idea.  It feels nice when applied and my skin is super soft the next morning.

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Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo
Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo

Aviva Hydra Crème Shampoo  ($19.95 USD), is one of the two new shampoos I have been testing.  Suitable for all hair types and safe for both colored and chemically treated hair, this gentle cleanser boosts strength and restores shine. Packed with 11 botanical extracts, our formula eliminates all buildup without stripping your hair of the moisture it needs, leaving your locks nourished and your scalp soothed.

What I think: This is so super hydrating and smells fantastic!  I noticed that it does remove buildup and leaves my hair clean without stripping my color or the moisture. I can actually go without conditioner with this, but I use a little when my hair is very dry.

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SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo
SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo

SebaMed Scalp Activating Shampoo ($14.99 USA) — Helps fight hair loss by supporting natural scalp circulation, which is essential for hair growth and thicker-looking hair. NHE complex, derived from vitamin B3 combined with caffeine, promotes scalp blood flow. Gingko biloba, the natural extract of Asian gingko tree, nourishes and strengthens the hair follicles. Independent clinical testing show 90% of users report good to excellent effects on hair density and hair growth within 6 months.

What I think: I have only used this a few times. I haven’t been using it long enough to see hair growth yet, but I love the scent and the fact that my hair looks healthier when I use it.  I will continue to use it and will report back if I see any thickness or growth of my hair.

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What new products have you been using this week? Leave a comment and let me know!

Seeing Wrinkles? Try La Roche-Posay’s Redermic [C] Eyes

La Roche-Posay Redermic [C] Eyes
La Roche-Posay Redermic [C] Eyes
I was recently chosen as La Roche-Posay’s Blogger of the Month For September.  How exciting!

La Roche-Posay asked me to chose an item to review and I chose Redermic [C] Eyes ($44.99).  As a lady in my forties, taking care of my eye area is so important.  Not only are the eyes the windows to your soul, they give people a peek into your age!

The claim for Redermic [C] Eyes is that it plumps, fills* and visibly reduces crow’s feet wrinkles. Suitable for sensitive skin.  The benefits are:

  • With 0.1% fragmented hyaluronic acid to visibly plump skin
  • Non-greasy, velvety texture
  • Use as a daily moisturizer to treat crow’s feet wrinkles and improve firmness
  • Immediate blurring effect on uneven skin tone
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

What I think:  This is a really special eye cream.  Right after applying around my eye area, the skin look smoother, glowing and much younger.  I pat it in under my eye, around the side and under the brow bone. As I have been using it for a few weeks, I really do notice an improvement of the texture of my skin.  No crows feet, yay!

I highly recommend this eye cream and the La Roche-Posay brand!  Check out their Facebook page and their website


Skincare To Help You Glow Into Fall!

Good skincare is not only essential for a women in her forties (me), but for women of all ages.  I make sure I take care of my skin morning and night.

Below are some luxe products that really help with wrinkles, uneven skin tone plus they make skin glow.  These are great to help your skin get into shape for the upcoming change in season!

Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti-Aging Serum
Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti-Aging Serum

Beverly Hills MD Venox Anti-Aging Serum ($149.99 USD) — This powerful anti-aging formula helps to dramatically reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines, while promoting collagen production and cell turnover for smoother, younger-looking skin.

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces facial muscle cell contractions to target deep expression lines
  • Boosts collagen levels to increase skin elasticity
  • Gives skin a tighter, firmer look
  • Deeply hydrates skin

What I think: I have been using this serum at night for a couple of weeks and have noticed that my skin looks smoother and more even-toned.  My fine lines have noticeably diminished.  I’m going to keep using it and hope to see even more results!

Available at  And as a special deal for you, my awesome readers, enjoy a discount off of regularly priced Venox Anti Aging Serum for 30% off with the coupon code 40FLIRTY at checkout. It will expire on September 8, 2014.

Patchology Energizing Eye Patches
Patchology Energizing Eye Patches

Patchology Energizing Eye Patches ($75 USD) —

Like a ‘re-charging station’ for your eyes, patchology Energizing Eye Patches will refresh and soothe tired looking eyes in just 20 minutes to reveal smoother, healthier looking skin. With regular use they will also help diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Kit Includes 12 Eye Treatments.

What I think: these eye patches are so easy and fun to use! You apply the Activating Gel to the patches, apply under my eyes and leave on 20 minutes.  My skin is smoother and refreshed.  And I can use the patches up to 4 times each!

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MitoQ ($119 USD) — MitoQ® is a scientific breakthrough in anti-aging facial skincare, containing an antioxidant 1000 times more potent than CoQ (a co-enzyme, functional molecule present in every cell in the body).  It is the only topical cream proven to deliver ubiquinone (a molecule that keeps cells active and healthy) to mitochondria at levels shown to have an immense effect in rejuvenating the cells, encouraging the natural production of collagen and elastin and leaving skin looking radiant with a lit-from-within glow.

What I think: If you are looking for a potent anti-aging product, this is perfect.  It’s consistency is like a light cream.  I like to use it as my serum and cream in the morning, which is wonderful in this hot weather.  I have been using it for about a month and my skin is very glowy and not as red as it use to be.  Loving my younger looking skin!

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Korres Wild Rose Face & Eye Serum
Korres Wild Rose Face & Eye Serum

Korres Wild Rose Face & Eye Serum ($45 USD) — Brighten skin, smooth fine lines, and even the skin texture with this potent natural serum.  Ultra-concentrated vitamin C found in wild rose helps to repair skin discolorations while boosting skin’s brightness and radiance.  Baobab tree extract, in combination with a wheat proteins agent, provides an instant firming and line-smoothing effect and has been clinically proven to considerably reduce the number, depth, and length of wrinkles.

What I think:  This light serum feels so good (and smells fantastic), when I apply it.  I can tell that it instantly firms my skin and leaves me glowing.  I think it is fairly affordable for the great results you get! Love this natural line of skincare products!

Available at Sephora stores and

Racinne Youth Power Neck Emulsion
Racinne Youth Power Neck Emulsion

Racinne Youth Power Neck Emulsion ($48 UD) — This restructuring moisture cream revitalizes the sagging dehydrated skin to repair and prevent the visible signs of aging. It tones and brightens the vulnerable skin on decollete and neck. A blend of Racinne’s exclusive formula SH-DP-9, sodium hyaluronic, adenosine and Korean ginseng stem cells repair deep fine lines and wrinkles, while Shea Butter works to hydrate and nourish the skin.

What I think:  Being in my forties, I can really see a change in my neck skin.  So it’s time to try a great cream!  This one really moisturizes, but it is a bit heavy.  I think it will be wonderful for the colder months.  Now, I apply it very lightly in upward strokes and am seeing a difference on the lines and wrinkles on my neck.

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So, what new skincare are you trying for fall?




From The Lab Subscription Beauty Box


Innovative brand From the Lab has already shown us they understand what makes us beauty fanatics blush. This new and unique monthly subscription service is designed to give every woman access to the future of high-end beauty products before they hits shelves.  In the first box, From the Lab brought us beauty from the future in the form of primers packed with anti-aging properties, color correcting capabilities and pore minimizing assets. Cutting-edge ingredients like Peruvian Rhatany Root Extract provides anti-aging and skin-conditioning benefits while Para Cress Flower Extract stimulates collagen production and increases the skin’s natural lifting capacities to deliver visible results in just 30 days!

For a limited time, From the Lab is offering a special charter membership for the low price of $19.95!  While they can’t tell you what’s coming up next, they can promise between 1-3 completely revolutionary products in each box that can’t be found anywhere else for up to 18 months!

Price: $19.95 (+S&H) per month for a charter membership. Once fully launched the price goes up to $29.95 (+S&H) per month.

These are full-size, 30-day supplies of 1-3 beauty products each month (project value $40-200). Memberships are limited. From the Lab offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

To request and inviatation to join, visit and click on the Get Invited Button on the upper right hand corner.


I received the June box to review courtesy of From the Lab from my honest review.  The two products that I received in the box were Face Primer No. 327 and Eye Lift Primer No. 328.  I have to say, I love both primers and use them every day (and I have a lot of makeup and skin care to choose from each day)!

Face Primer No. 327 — The claim is that it glides on to your skin, creating a smooth, even canvas that keeps your makeup looking fresh for up to 24 hours. Its advanced formula enhances adherence while it calms and repairs the appearance of your skin by giving you multiple skincare benefits in a single primer including anti-aging, color correction and pore minimizing.

What I think:  When I first pumped this out, I was very surprised.  It is white and thin, like a sunscreen.  It is unscented.  When I apply it onto my face after moisturizing it instantly smooths and evens the color on my face.  It’s pretty amazing. The finish is really natural, not too matte or too glowy.  LOVE this!  Sometimes I put it on and nothing else before a little powder and blush.

Eyelift Primer No. 328 — The claim is that it nourishes the delicate skin of your eyelid while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its weightless, pure velvet cream texture diffuses light to provide an optical smoothing effect, while its innovative, extremely long-wearing formula prevents creasing and keeps your eye shadow vibrant for up to 12 hours.

What I think:  I have been known to put this on, a little liner and mascara and go out the door.  It is so pretty!  It has a sheer beige color that evens out the eyelid’s tone and is pretty by itself if you want a neutral eye!  And shadows last longer when the primer is applied first!

So visit and check it out.  It is an inexpensive way to try quality skincare and makeup products!


Effective Skin Care For Anti-Aging Skin Troubles!

I review a lot of anti-aging skin care.  I love being able to review different products and the fact that I will be 45 this year (I know), I feel the need to try as much as I can for my awesome readers as well as myself!

Unfortunately, aging does not only show itself in wrinkles.  There are so many wonderful (ha!) skin problems that we encounter as we age such as enlarged pores, redness, sensitivity and dark spots.

Most of the products below help more than one symptom of aging skin and may help you look even more radiant than you do now!

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate
Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate ($75  USD) — Formulated with Alguronic Acid and multi-perfecting ingredients (salicylic acid, oligosaccharides), this oil-free serum has a unique lightweight texture that instantly tightens pores, smoothes roughness and refines skin texture. Enlarged pores and discoloration are visibly reduced for a more even, radiant complexion.

What I think:  This is a very light serum that instantly absorbs into the skin and leaves it feeling smooth, but not tight.  I notice that on my first use of both this and the Gel Moisturizer below, my skin looked smoother and now that I have been using them about once a day for a few weeks my pores are less noticeable.

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer
Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer

Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer ($65 USD) — Formulated with Alguronic Acid and multi-perfecting ingredients (salicylic acid, oligosaccharides), this oil-free gel-cream absorbs quickly to lock in moisture, smoothes away roughness and brightens dull skin. Enlarged pores are visibly reduced for a more radiant and smooth complexion.

What I think:  I love Algenist anyway, such fab breakthrough formulations!  They always make my skin look great.  And the older I get, the bigger my pores get — so these products have been greatly helping my complexion!  My skin looks smoother and pores are less noticeable.  This is a light get that leaves skin soft.

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Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash

Sebamed Liquid Face & Body Wash ($12.95 USD) Cleansing removes the dirt, oil and impurities from your skin before bed. However, you don’t want your cleanser to strip too much from your skin. Dermatologist developed, this nourishing, non-irritating formula is suitable for the most sensitive of skins. Rapidly absorbed and non-greasy, it restores your skin’s natural balance of pH 5.5, providing natural protection from the elements.

What I think:  My skin becomes more and more sensitive as the years pass.  Some skincare is so strong that I just smell it and my face gets red and irritated!  This was is gentle to use all over the body.  It soothes my skin and definitely does not irritate!

Sebamed Q10 Cream

Sebamed Q10 Cream ($29.95 USD) 28 days to a visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Efficacy and excellent skin tolerance clinically tested. It is a known scientific fact that the skin begins to age as early as 21, becoming more delicate and sensitive in the process. Consequent skin care management is the imperative prophylaxis to prolong the youthful vitality and appearance of your skin. sebamed Research & Development formulated Q10 Protection to support the natural metabolic processes and receptivity of the skin to facilitate its regeneration.
The active ingredients in Sebamed Anti-Ageing Q10 Protection are absorbed optimally by the skin to promote its equilibrium. Co-enzyme Q10 is an important catalyst, which activates the metabolism of oxygen in the cells. Its production in the skin decreases noticeably from the age of 30. Panthenol supports the regeneration process of the skin cells. Vitamin E neutralizes free-radicals caused by environmental contaminants and UV radiation, which cause premature ageing. It reduces fine lines and protects the cellular elasticity against other age-related changes in the skin.
What I think:  This is a great anti-aging cream for those with sensitive skin.  Unfortunately, many anti-aging products irritate my skin.  This does not.  And it keeps my skin smooth, hydrated and has helped reduce some of my fine lines (I don’t have deep lines yet.  Probably because I use so much anti-aging products, LOL)!
Sebamed Q10 Lifting Eye Cream
Sebamed Q10 Lifting Eye Cream ($29.95 USD) — Averaging 32% reduction in appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 28 days. Co-enzyme Q10 production in the skin decreases noticeably from the age of 30. Replenishing this essential catalyst activates cells’ natural energy metabolism for more youthful skin function. Naturally protects the elasticity of the very delicate skin of the eye area.

Phytopeptides combined with mucopolysaccharides provide intensive moisture. The valuable, natural lipid resources of shea butter, avocado and almond oils smooth the skin. Natural bisabolol soothes irritation in this highly sensitive area. The physiological pH value of 5.5 safeguards the natural barrier function of the skin.

What I think:  This eye cream is extremely moisturizing and soothing on the delicate eye skin.  I think this is a good one for women of all ages.

This and the other Sebamed products are available on

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask ($65 USD) — The Instant Revitalizing Mask is the ideal coach for the skin: it delivers the nutrients necessary for hydration and regeneration while teaching it to breathe, stock up on energy and optimize its oxygen resources in rarefied conditions. The benefits are:

  • Optimize oxygen resources for a lasting youthful glow
  • Stimulates energy production
  • Controls oxidation reactions
  • Smoother skin

Apply twice a week on cleansed dry skin. Let mask activate and dissolve after several minutes, rinse face and follow with Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum and Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture.

What I think:  I love this mask!  It is really fun to use as the product appears in three states on your skin.  first you apply it as a light-colored cream, then it foams up and finally dissolves and is clear on the face.  You then wash it off and skin is smooth and clear!  Fab!

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mybody Youth Overnight

Youth Overnight Anti-Aging Night Repair Cream ($110 USD) — replenishes dehydrated, dry and mature skin with essential hydrators and nourishing moisturizers.  The benefits are:

• Helps firm, tighten and increase skin thickness

• Skin appears lifted and firmer with fewer lines and wrinkles

• mySBP-189 helps reset the body’s skin-renewal process, while safflower oil helps maintain elasticity in the skin

What I think:  Anti-aging powerhouse here!  Smooth on this gentle cream at night and wake up to smooth, glowing skin!  This really softens my skin each night.  My main problem with my combination, aging skin is that it always looks dull, so I need to exfoliate often and moisturize every day.  This gives me clear and glowy skin every day.  Love it!

mybody Youthifeye

mybody Youthifye Anti-Aging Eye Treatment ($95 USD) — All-in-one protective, soothing and anti-aging eye treatment that reduces dark circles and under-eye puffiness.  Benefits are:

• Instantly lifts and revitalizes the look of tired eyes

• Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

• myR2X, an innovative retinol complex provides faster results with less irritation, reduces melanin and stimulates collagen production

What I think:  I swear this eye cream has reduced my dark eye circles!  I don’t look as sleepy as I used to (and I am still sleepy)!  It is a thick, but not greasy cream that is quickly absorbed into the skin around the eye.  So soothing and hydrating!

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*Disclaimer — I was sent these products free for testing and my honest opinion!*

Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20

Lumene Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20

Have you tried a BB Cream yet? Makeup, skincare and SPF in one.  What is not to like about BB Creams!

Check out the newest launch from Finnish skincare brand, Lumene! Perfect your complexion and delay signs of aging the NEW Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20. It is affordable and easy to find!

The Claim: What separates this BB cream from the others? Arctic cloudberry. This amber-colored berry contains antioxidant-rich Vitamin C and offers superlative anti-aging benefits, while also rejuvenating and visibly brightening skin. Lumene is renowned for its expert formulations developed with only the most resilient Arctic ingredients to illuminate your natural beauty. The utmost efficacy of the Arctic cloudberry is unlocked by handpicking the berries when they are most ripe in order to deliver optimum levels of uniquely beneficial nutrients, which are infused in the new Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20 to achieve smooth, perfect skin.

The innovative Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20 harnesses the power of Arctic cloudberry to deliver six essential benefits: it brightens like a primer, evens skin tone like a foundation, hydrates like a moisturizer, corrects blemishes like a concealer, delays signs of aging and offers sun protection. In addition, this powerful cream uses Arctic cloudberry nectar to enhance skin’s luminosity and improve elasticity for an overall more youthful appearance.

Available in two shades Light and Medium, the Vitamin C+ Illuminating Anti-Age BB Cream with SPF 20 can be used alone, after applying day cream, or under foundation.

What I think:  This is one of my favorite BB Creams so far. I have it in light and it is fairly close to my skin tone.  Most “light” BB Creams are too dark or orange for me. It melts right into my skin and gives a very natural, dewy finish. A little powder and concealer and I’m good to go.  I have also noticed with use my skin is clearer and looks a bit firmer!  Great product for the price!

Available at CVS/ and



New Skin Care by Radical Skincare and Algenist

As the weather starts to get cooler, I find myself really wanting to take care of my skin and get it ready for the cold winter.  The following products have been brightening my skin and making it looks smooth and gorgeous!

Algenist Triple-Action Micropolish & Peel

Algenist Triple-Action Micropolish & Peel ($75 USD) — Leveraging the science of biotechnology, this advanced microdermabrasion peel resurfaces the skin with a 10% acid duo (patent-pending Alguronic Acid + Glycolic Acid) in a potent combination with a 10% fruit enzyme complex and micro polishing crystals to immediately transform skin texture & tone.

Micro polishing crystals mechanically lift off larger skin-dulling cells and buff rough skin to reveal a new radiant skin surface. The acid duo and fruit enzyme complex work deep into the epidermis to lift away dull skin cells and to reveal skin that appears regenerated, smoother and more even.

What I think:  This is a very effective exfoliant, but it is a little harsh for my sensitive skin.  I find that if I leave it on for just a couple of minutes, my skin does not get too irritated, but it does get a little red.  It does really remove the dead cells and leave my skin so soft!,,

Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum

Radical Skincare Youth Infusion Serum ($170.00 USD) — This all-in-one youth serum is particularly recommended for thirsty and hungry skin. Potent ingredients proven to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin supercharge this anti-aging formula.

  • Plant Based stem cells extend the life and protect youthful skin
  • Boost skin hydration with maximum levels of Hyaluronic Acid
  • Reduce wrinkles up to 57% and reduce sagging skin by 19%

Clinically Proven High Performance Active Ingredients include:
Sodium Hyaluronate, Malus Domestica, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Uniprosyn, Algae Extract (Pullulan)

What I think — I smooth the serum gently onto face and neck using slow, upward strokes in the morning and evening. I love the light texture and how easily it absorbs into my skin.  It brightens my skin immediately!

Radical Skincare Eye Revive Creme

Radical Skincare Eye Revive Creme ($125 USD) — The unstoppable eye cream that works like 4 products in one treatment for the most sensitive and age- challenged eye area.

  • Decrease discoloration and dark circles up to 19%
  • Decrease wrinkle depth by 50% in 4 weeks
  • Instantly hydrate, detoxify and repair the sensitive skin to reduce puffiness

Clinically Proven High Performance Active Ingredients include:
Green Coffee, Hylasome, Mala’kite, Gatuline

What I think: I gently pat this on my eyes day and night.  It smoothes out the under-eye area and really hydrates it.  This is so important in the fall and winter when my skin gets so dry.  Available at