Skincare: Get a Good Glow as You Transition Into Spring

It was over 60 degrees in Kansas City last week…no I am not joking!  It was crazy…crazy good!

It is cooler again today, highs are in the 40’s — but the temperature swing really got me thinking about spring.  I need to get my skin ready for sun and going outside.

I have been piling serums and moisturizers on my skin all winter and while it is looking okay, I really need to get it back into shape.

Below are some perfect products to get skin clean, polished and glowing.

NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit
NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit

NEUTROGENA® Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit (Approximately $9.99 USD) — line delivers a refreshing blast of 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C to help prevent blackheads and breakouts. Available in five formulas, the Pink Grapefruit line offers pre-moistened Cleansing Wipes, Facial Cleanser, Foaming Scrub, Cream Cleanser and Body Wash.

What I think: I have been trying the Foaming Scrub.  I love using this to help exfoliate and clear my skin on oiler days.  I think it would be perfect for people with acne-prone skin! Plus, February is National Grapefruit Month, and this is a great way to get a daily dose of that fruit!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

Garnier® Clean + Purifying Foam Cleanser For Combination Skin
Garnier® Clean + Purifying Foam Cleanser For Combination Skin

Garnier® Clean + Purifying Foam Cleanser For Combination Skin ($5.99 USD) — Combination skin types have different cleansing needs in order to look and feel their best. Often, the wrong face cleansers are used  for the concerns specific to combination skin and as a result, skin does not get the right care it needs. CUSTOMIZED CLEANSING: Garnier CLEAN + Purifying Foam Cleanser effectively cleanses and purifies skin without overdrying. SKIN TYPE SPECIFIC CARE: Garnier Clean + Purifying Foam Cleanser’s formula, infused with antioxidants from grapefruit and pomegranate, softens and balances skin. Oil free.

What I think:  This gentle foaming cleanser has become my daily night time cleanser.  It takes off my makeup in the evening and does not dry out my skin.  It also has a soft, fresh scent and foams up nicely!

Available at mass market retailers near you.

X8™ Skin Perfecter Exfoliating Caviar
X8™ Skin Perfecter Exfoliating Caviar

Pur Attitude X8™ Skin Perfecter Exfoliating Caviar ($42.50 USD)– Creates a customized cleanser to exfoliate dull, dead skin. It refines pores, retexturizes, revitalizes and smoothes skin. The beads are self-adjusting to prevent over-exfoliation.

In a 28 day consumer study:

  • 88% reported minimized pores
  • 94% reported improved skin smoothness
  • 96% reported improved skin radiance
  • 100% reported gentle, non-irritating

What I think:  The instructions for this product say to add some to your favorite cleanser and apply to face.  That’s what I have been doing, and I really have been noticing results such as my pores appear smaller and my face looks smoother!

Available at www.purattitude.com

line delivers a refreshing blast of 100% naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C to help prevent blackheads and breakouts. Available in five formulas, the Pink Grapefruit line offers pre-moistened Cleansing Wipes, Facial Cleanser, Foaming Scrub, Cream Cleanser and Body Wash.
From the Lab

For gorgeous skin, try the From the Lab subscription service.  I have just tested their January selections. This two-product box contains a powerhouse of anti-aging ingredients that will wake up skin even in the coldest of temperatures. The first product, Beauty Elixir No. 602 is loaded with superior actives, including the ingredient never before used in the United States: Nicotiana Sylvestris Stem Cell Peptide. This all-natural peptide provides defense against not just one skin concern, but multiple! The Beauty Elixir No. 602 not only improves skin tone, but reduces the appearance of wrinkles and strengthens skin to prevent environmental damage.

From the Lab doesn’t stop there – they’ve taken the benefits from the Beauty Elixir No. 602 even further and included an Eye Serum No. 603 to help stimulate circulation and alleviate dark circles. Containing caffeine to help reduce under-eye puffiness, the Eye Serum No. 603 is the finishing touch to the perfect skincare duo!

From the Lab works with the best cosmetic labs in the world to bring customers one, two or three full-sized sample products with the most unique, never-before used ingredients up to 18-months before they hit shelves. June’s Face Primer No. 327 and Eye Primer No. 328 recently launched in European Store Rogue Bunny Rogue for a combined price of $80, but From the Lab customers got the exclusive on these products for just $19.95! You don’t have to wait until tomorrow to get today’s beauty products – get the best of the best first with From the Lab!

Monthly Subscription Price: $29.95

What I think:  I have been using both products.  My favorite has been the eye serum as it smoothes and de-puffs the skin around my eyes. I have been seeing results after using the face serum as well, but it does irritate my sensitive skin a bit.  So I use it every other night and it has been working perfectly!

Available at www.fromthelab.com

Garnier® Ultra-lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector For All Skin Tones
Garnier® Ultra-lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector For All Skin Tones

Garnier® Ultra-lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector For All Skin Tones ($14.99 USD)– As skin ages, wrinkles and loss of firmness occur, and skin begins to look less smooth and less luminous. Some anti-aging creams take time to help correct the signs of aging, but you want to see a more immediate transformation. With breakthrough transforming technology, Garnier Ultra-Lift Transformer Anti-Age Skin Corrector provides a double transformation. The auto-adjusting texture transforms on contact with skin for immediate correction and brightening. It releases micro-pigments that instantly adjust to any skin tone whether you are fair, medium, or deep, making skin flawless, smooth and radiant. Over time, the formula with Pro-Retinol from Nature boosts natural cell renewal while actually protecting skin’s surface moisture barrier, to help prevent dryness* so wrinkles are reduced and firmness is restored.

What I think: LOVE this product!  I have been using it over face serum in the morning as it moisturizes and is a great SPF.  But the way it instantly evens out my skin tone is almost like magic!  My pores appear smaller and the redness is minimized.  I haven’t used it long enough to see the long-term benefits, but I will!

Available at mass market retailers.

Vemma Renew
Vemma Renew

At only 45 calories and made with natural sweeteners, Vemma Renew is an ultra-premium nutritional beverage that provides the essential nutrients needed to maintain overall health and well-being. This flavorful, caffeine-free, non-carbonated drink is packed with antioxidants and features 2 ounces of the clinically studied Vemma formula along with 20 mg of silica, which is known to help maintain healthy skin, nails and hair. Along with Silica, Vemma Renew contains anti-aging properties and a formula that supports collagen production, which gives Renew the added benefit of appealing to consumers looking for a healthy approach to beauty from the inside out.

2oz of the clinically studied Vemma formula

  • 20mg of plant-sourced silica known to maintain healthy skin, nails and hair
  • Anti-aging and immune boosting properties
  • Supports collagen production
  • Only 45 calories and 5g of all-natural sweeteners
  • A non-carbonated, refreshing fruit flavor
  • Caffeine free and non-GMO
  • No artificial flavors and colors or high fructose corn syrup

What I think:  I have tried a couple of cans of this drink and I think it is an interesting idea — drinking your skin and hair care!  It has a sweet, fruity taste and I can see a person drinking a can a day to stay healthy.  I didn’t see any immediate results by drinking a couple of cans of the drink, but it would be a good supplement for anti-aging skin care.

Available at http://www.vemma.com

Enjoy!

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