Flawless skin can be achieved with great skincare to treat it and healthy makeup that also treats as it conceals blemishes.
The following are new products that I have been testing (sent to me for my honest opinion).
Looking for that effortless everyday protection? Zensation NEW Super Nourishing Cream SPF 50 ($85.00) shields, hydrates, and nourishes your complexion with intensely moisturizing botanicals and marine extracts. Scentless Camomile Extract infuses skin with moisture, and Sea Fennel Concentrate from coastal plants provides a natural skin guard. Dry skin is quenched and refreshed instantly and protected for hours. Multifunctional Salicylic Acid Ester gently exfoliates to give your skin a refined, smooth texture.
What I think: This is a luxurious cream! I have noticed that it is very hydrating, but not greasy. It is really light. I think this is a good cream for all year long.
Available at http://zensationbeaute.com/.
The new Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum ($98 USD) is scientifically formulated to restore skin’s firmness while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin summer-ready and radiant. Alguronic Acid – Algenist’s patented ingredient extracted from Microalgae – is joined together for the first time with a superior retinol to deliver accelerated results by gently exfoliating and stimulating the skin surface to smooth texture and imperfections while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
· Measured and visible reduction in the appearance of wrinkle length and depth
· Visible improvement in the appearance of skin firmness, tightness, tone and suppleness
· Dramatic improvements in skin smoothness and softness creating a porcelain-like complexion
· The radiance and glow of healthy looking skin
Results are noticeable in just 10 days with long term results visible in a mere 28 days.
What I think: I really like this serum. I haven’t used a lot of retinol because my skin is sensitive. I use this once a day or every other day depending on how my skin reacts to it. But, I really like the results. My skin is smoother and my fine lines are less noticeable. I am a big fan of the Algenist brand and they are always introducing innovative products like this one!
Available at: Sephora, Sephora.com and Algenist.com
Pür Minerals introduces their new CC Cream with SPF 40 ($38.00 USD). Pür’s CC protects, corrects and perfects skin’s appearance with clinically advanced, plant based ingredients. This silicone-free formula works to erase brown spots, blemishes, redness and fine lines while balancing uneven skin tone.
Pür’s CC Cream is formulated with two unique ingredients:
DERMAPUR® HP – a special complex extracted from meadowsweet that’s rich in clarifying phenolic acids.
CLARISKIN II® – a unique agent made from wheat germ that targets the look of discoloration with key antioxidants.
Available in four shades: Light, Medium, Tan, and Dark
What I think: I am always curious about BB and CC creams. I love skincare and makeup combined. But I find that the colors are off a lot of the time and they are very thick.
I like this one. I received it in light. It is too light for me now, but will be perfect for the winter time. It is not too thick. It applies nicely and covers really well. And, it is not orange-hued, which a lot of the creams are.
Pür Minerals is available at ULTA Stores nationwide, professional spas and physician offices and online via www.purminerals.com.
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot ($34 USD) – This travel-friendly pot combines steps three and four of the Flawless Face into one convenient package for touch-ups. The compact product, available in four shades, features Secret Camouflage in the left pan, Secret Concealer in the right pan and Translucent Loose Setting Powder in the bottom compartment. It’s the perfect size to pack in a travel makeup case or keep in your bag for touchups.
What I think: I really like this concealer pot. With two shades of cream and the powder, you can really customize the level of concealing that you need to do. I keep it in my purse for touch ups.
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact SPF 20 ($45.00 USD) – This innovative update to the classic Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer features a lightweight crème formula that gives skin a dewy, natural-looking flawless finish, ideal for all skin types. With SPF 20 and a hint of color, this portable compact is perfect for travel and touch ups at home, or on the go.
What I think: This is the foundation that I am using now (in the shade Bisque). It is perfect over primer and concealer. Also, you can decide how much to used for what kind of coverage you need.
Available at www.lauramercier.com and fine department stores.