My Beauty Favorites — Week of November 2-8, 2015

It is finally cooling down in Kansas City, and I’m loving it! It really feels like fall now and I am looking toward the holiday season.

My faves this week are products that help make my skin look amazing and make me feel healthier.  I am loving and amazing serum, skincare that brightens my skin and tea that helps curb my carb cravings.

Equitance Skin Brightening Collection
Equitance Skin Brightening Collection

The Equitance Brightening Collection restores radiant beauty to skin using both nature and science. At the heart of the collection the key in supporting skin’s vitality and radiance. The formulas are made from precisely balanced herbal ingredients and technology that diminish the appearance of dark spots and skin discoloration and target them on many fronts.

The products in the line (from left to right in the photo above) are:

Equitance Hydrating Brightening Cream ($70.00 1.4 fl. oz) — The ultra-light, yet luxuriously rich cream works as a moisture lock to keep skin soft and supple. It deeply nourishes and restores radiance and vitality – the empowered formula not only contains the patented blend of brightening ingredients with sustained delivery system, but also provides needed nutrition and hydration.

Equitance Brightening Toning Lotion ($50 5.0 fl. oz) — Perfectly balances moisture and evenly tones. This refreshing brightening toning lotion better prepares the skin to maximize absorption and improve the efficacy of the serum and cream. It restores and maintains skin’s moisture balance to enhance the complexion.

Equitance Brightening Foaming Cleanser ( $30 4.2 fl. Oz) — Gently lathers away dull skin cells and harmful pollutants. The perfect start — and finish — to each day, the luxurious facial foaming cleanser effortlessly washes away makeup and environmental-pollution residue.

Equitance Skin Radiance Dietary Supplement ($50.00 180 tablets) — Building a brightening foundation within skin. The Equitance supplement was designed to support brightening and skin health at the most fundamental levels — within the body. Calibrated to work with the balanced botanicals and proven technology found in the brightening topical formulas, our dietary supplement provides support for radiance from within.

Equitance Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36 ($30.00 .98 fl. oz) — The perfect primer for makeup, this sunscreen filters UV rays and environmental stressors that contribute to hyperpigmentation, photoaging and skin-harm. Enhanced with brightening and moisturizing ingredients, the fast-drying formula primes the skin and performs flawlessly under makeup! Effectively safeguards against UV rays and free radicals.

Equitance Brightening Serum + Spot Corrector ($125 1.0 fl. oz) — Clinically proven to improve the appearance of discoloration and uneven skin tone. This pioneering spot-targeting serum formula zeroes in on the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark discoloration. It uses patented technology to continuously deliver our key brightening ingredient, linoleic acid.

What I think:  I am loving these products!  The whole system used together has made my skin tone more even.  I do have a few brown spots, and they are starting to look less noticeable. I will continue use and hope that my skin looks even better!

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Mira-Skin Hyaluronic Serum ($159 USD) — deeply moisturizes and hydrates the skin while activating collagen production. It boosts the power of your own skin care products and can be combined with them for ultimate skin hydration.

Mira-Skin™ Hyaluronic Serum is a unique combination of high-quality, short-chained hyaluronic acid, which promotes regeneration and supplies your skin with the following valuable nutrients and antioxidants for ultimate hydration:

  • Collagen
  • MSM
  • Vitamin E
  • Omega 3
  • Vitamin A
  • CoQ10
  • Frankincense
  • Alpha hydroxy acid

What I think:  I have been using this in place of my serum for about a week. It sinks right into my skin when I apply it.  And it gives my skin an instant glow.  So far, I have noticed that my skin looks smoother and is very soft.  I am hoping to see more changes in my skin the more I use it.

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Teami Skinny ($29.99 USD) — In order for the body to look good, it has to feel good. Teami Skinny tea combines a unique blend of all natural ingredients. Teami Skinny does not produce a laxative effect – you can drink as many cups as you like.

The ingredients in the tea are Oolong, Yerba Mate, Lime leaf Extract, Lotus leaf, Ginger Root, Dandelion leaf, Rhubarb Root.

Teami Tea Infuser ($8.45 USD) — The strainer ball is made from stainless steel and the handle is silicone rubber. Use to brew a cleaner, smoother cup of your favorite blends. Fits any size tea cup.

Food safe premium silicone rubber paired with a stainless steel infuser ball, giving a stylish and functional tea infuser. Smaller holes ensure that nearly all of your tea leaves stay inside the infuser ball. This means less floating herbs in your tea cup, brewing a cleaner, nicer cup of tea. Heat resistant and completely food safe. Prevent a dripping mess by using the drip tray to rest your new infuser.

What I think:  I like this tea with a little honey or agave syrup.  I have been drinking it in the morning and I find that I’m not that hungry and I tend not to snack until lunch.  The infuser is really cool!  It is easy to fill and dunk in hot water.  The drip tray is handy, too.

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