Murad Launches Eyes Up Campaign For Healthier Skin and a Healthier You!

In today’s always-on world, people are more digitally-connected than ever before – yet less connected to one another in meaningful ways. That’s why Murad®, the pioneering clinical skincare brand, is launching the EyesUp Campaign, a new initiative designed to educate people about the danger of digital-only relationships and the power of real-world human connection. Through the campaign, Murad is encouraging people around the world to go “EyesUp” and connect with one another in real life.

Renowned as the “Father of Internal Skincare,” Dr. Murad’s groundbreaking work and research over the past decade has centered on helping people cope with Cultural Stress™, or the stress of modern living. The hallmarks of Cultural Stress include digital dependency, the inability to disconnect from work, and lowered self-esteem due to increased social expectations.

“As a dermatologist, I believe that healthy skin is a direct reflection of how you live your life. But today, nearly all of us are living in an increasingly stressful, always-on environment,” said Dr. Howard Murad, Murad. “The irony of technological advancement is that we are more digitally connected than ever before, yet less connected to one another in meaningful ways. This has profound implications for our skin, health, and ultimately happiness.”

In fact, this type of constant and pervasive stress has tremendous health consequences, which are particularly visible on the skin. Chronic stress, like that from Cultural Stress, has been shown to weaken immunity, increase inflammation, and accelerate aging[1].  Through the EyesUp campaign, Murad hopes to use its brand expertise on the topic to empower people to connect by disconnecting, thereby taking action against their own form of Cultural Stress.

The campaign kicks-off today with the launch of an educational film created to raise awareness about the power of human connection. The campaign video, directed by acclaimed director Kassim Norris and produced by HECHO EN 72, the production company situated inside award-winning creative agency 72andSunny, depicts the physical and emotional tolls digital dependence takes through the lens of various people living in social isolation.

Murad is also launching a content hub (www.EyesUp.com) to educate people about digital dependence and social isolation, and take the EyesUp pledge. The in-depth resource will include new research, tips and tools for unlocking the power of human connection, and articles from expert contributors including neuroscientist and mind-body expert Dr. Claudia Aguirre and the renowned research organization Sputnik Observatory, dedicated to the study of contemporary culture.

Throughout 2017, the EyesUp campaign will be supported by a robust social media campaign, public relations efforts, and in-store retail activations. This is the first in a multi-year commitment to helping people unlock the power of human connection.

For more information on the Murad EyesUp campaign, or to take the EyesUp pledge, visit www.EyesUp.com.

ABOUT MURAD, INC.

Founded in 1989, Murad is a pioneering clinical skincare brand dedicated to encouraging people to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. Backed by 19 unique patents and a 30-year legacy of research and clinical testing, Murad’s unique philosophy, called Connected Beauty, is a whole person approach to health and beauty that inspires people to nourish their skin, awaken their body through physical activity, “eat” their water by consuming water-rich fruits and vegetables, and be kind to their mind. To learn more about Murad and its products, visit www.murad.com.

 

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[1] The American Institute of Stress.  Stress.org 2016

Avon NutraEffects Skincare Review

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Avon has just introduced their NutraEffects collection, which uses Chia Seeds and other potent natural ingredients to hydrate skin.  I was sent some of these products for my honest review.
A seed is one of nature’s most powerful creations, it’s the source of life itself. Avon NutraEffects has harnessed this power into its breakthrough Active Seed Complex.  The complex is made with Chia Seeds which are used as the hydrating base ingredient across all of the products within the range. The powerful hydration quality comes from the blend of Chia Seeds which can hold up to 12x their weight in water and are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. In addition to this, each NutraEffects formula is then blended with other nutrient rich seeds and skin loving antioxidants to target one of four skin care needs: hydration, balance, radiance, and signs of aging.  The combinations deliver healthier, more beautiful skin from day one. All products are suitable for sensitive skin, hypoallergenic, and paraben- and dye-free. The collection includes:
• Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Hydration Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18.00 each) — Formulated with the antioxidant-packed Chia Seed, which is one of nature’s superfoods and known for its ability to hold moisture, these deeply hydrating creams improve texture and provide 48-hour hydration to soften dry, rough skin. Designed for dry to normal skin.
Key Ingredient: Chia Seed
Key Benefit: Hydration
Key Result: Dramatically improves appearance of rough, dry skin*
• Avon NutraEffects Active Seed Complex Balance Daily Cream SPF15 and Gel Night Cream ($18.00 each) — Made with a formulation of Chia Seed and specialized mattifying powders working together to reduce oil, minimize the appearance of pores, and help keep skin balanced and shine-free. Designed for combination to oily skin.
Key Ingredient: Chia Seed and Mattifying Powders
Key Benefit: Balance
Key Result: Dramatically reduces the appearance of pores*
Designed to rejuvenate dull skin, even out skin tone, and restore the complexion’s natural glow, these radiance-boosting creams are formulated with Birds of Paradise Seed, an ingredient known for its ability to brighten and reduce the look of pigmentation.
Key Ingredient: Birds of Paradise Seed
Key Benefit: Radiance
Key Result: Reduces the appearance of discoloration**
These anti-aging products are all fortified with pomegranate extract, which is known for its powerful age-defying properties and packed with vitamins and antioxidants. All three creams firm skin, nourish the complexion, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Key Ingredient: Pomegranate Extract
Key Benefit: Combats signs of aging
Key Results: Skin looks and feels younger; youthful fullness is restored**
Visibly diminishes the look of crow’s feet (eye cream)**
I was sent products from the Balance and Ageless collections to try:

The Ageless collection products are creamy and hydrating, but don’t leave my skin greasy. They are also fragrance free, and very gentle on my sensitive skin. The Day cream is lighter than the night cream, and I love that it has SPF in it. The eye cream sinks right into my skin and smooths the skin on my eye area.

I have noticed that my skin is smoother and has better texture. My fine lines do look less noticeable, too.

My skin is combination as well sensitive and aging (fun). So the Balance collection works for my skin when it is a bit oily.  It’s more of a gel texture and lighter than the Ageless collection, and will be perfect for me when it gets warmer.  But for those who are oily all of the time, I think it would be a great everyday collection.

This has a light fragrance, but it doesn’t irritate my skin at all and it does give a nice matte finish!

I think for what these products do for the skin, the price is amazing!  Natural and potent skin care usually comes at a much higher price point.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.avon.com or ask a representative.

Have you tried these products? Leave a comment and let me know what you think!

 

 

 

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Hydrating Skincare For The New Season

I try a lot of new skincare each year, and LOVE it! There are so many amazing brands and products available that can change the texture of skin and help with fine lines and wrinkles.

The products below are my current faves:

Erborian Bamboo Crème Frappée
Erborian Bamboo Crème Frappée

Erborian Bamboo Crème FrappĂ©e ($43 USD) — With a unique slush-like texture that melts effortlessly into skin on contact, the Bamboo Crème FrappĂ©e instantly helps revive dehydrated skin. This intensely moisturizing cream helps to energize and refresh the skin while providing comfort and hydration. Apply the fresh gel to your skin in the morning and at night, or use as a makeup base to reveal smoother and softer feeling skin.

What I think:  This is a cool moisturizer.  It has a slushie gel consistency that melts into skin.  I like using it in the morning, since it is so refreshing, plus it softens my dry skin.  Great for every day!

Purchase at http://www.sephora.com

JUARA’s Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum
JUARA’s Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum

JUARA’s Clove Flower & Turmeric Anti-Aging Serum ($65 USD) — Get glowing radiant skin! This reparative oil-free and fragrance-free serum addresses the visible signs of premature skin aging. It boosts radiance, reduces the appearance of fine lines and increases firmness using a powerful combination of turmeric, clove flower, watermelon extract, sea algae, hyaluronic acid, goji fruit and palm peptides. Clove flower and turmeric help brighten and even out the appearance of the skin.  Plant Peptides, Goji Fruit and Golden Bamboo help firm and smooth skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, while Sweet Pea naturally exfoliates. Fresh sea algae, watermelon extract and hyaluronic acid plump the look of the skin and infuse skin with immediate vitality and hydration. After only a few applications your skin will look smoother, more radiant and vibrant, while feeling firmer and more plump to the touch, results get even better with prolonged use.

What I think:  I use serums twice a day, so am always looking for a great one.  This serum is light and fragrance-free, which is so helpful with my sensitive skin.  It helps firm and hydrate my skin.  I love to apply a moisturizer over it to lock in the hydration and keep my skin smooth all day.

Purchase at http://www.juaraskincare.com

Votre Vu Tragic Magic Rescue Crème ($40 USD) —  It soothes, decongests, desensitizes, rebalances and stabilizes the flush of hyper-reactive skin. That’s not all. It will also reinforce the protective barrier of your skin to ward off those pesky free radicals and save the day. Tragic Magic Rescue Crème is designed to correct the excessive sensitivity of the facial skin and restore equilibrium to the self-defending barrier of highly reactive skin. Immediately, the skin is calmed with lime, then desensitized and decongested by a blend of skin defenders. Jojoba, rose hips, calophyllum, soja and avocado insaponifiables protect and balance skin’s defenses and, with the protection of vitamin E against cell-damaging free radicals, your skin can re-hydrate to regain a balanced moisture level.

Votre Vue Attentive Crème de Nuit ($49. USD) — Designed to lavishly attend to the needs of your sensitive skin, this organic night crème is here to save face. Luscious and delicate with a soft, velvety texture, Attentive Crème de Nuit completely calms and moisturizes even the most sensitive skin all the way through to morning light. A select group of active moisturizing plant agents including borage and tamanu oils, in addition to shea butter, blended with milk proteins and algae extracts, produce a superlative essential night treatment. Instantly comforting, this crème is ideal to help skin recover and reform.

What I think: Votre Vu is a French skincare company that I haven’t tried before.  Both of these creams are rich and soothing.  The Tragic Magic (great name!) cream is very rich, but not greasy at all.  It is nice to use at night when my sensitive skin is irritated.  The Attentive Crème is lighter and so nice to use every night.  I wake up in the morning and my skin hydrated, clear and ready for the day!

Purchase at http://www.votrevu.com

Talika Bio Enzymes Mask Hydrating
Talika Bio Enzymes Mask Hydrating

Talika’s Bio Enzymes Mask ($13.75) includes Chamomile and Arnica, helping to soothe and heal the skin. It has a three dimensional structure to retain a very high concentration of active ingredients which are spread evenly over the skin.

It acts like a “second skin”. With alpine herbs, sodium hyaluronate and hydrophilic sugars, it restores dry, sensitive skins. After use, the skin is perfectly mosturized*, softened, soothed and infinitely more beautiful.

What I think: This is an interesting mask.  It is almost like a gel sheet.  When I placed it on my skin, it molded to my face.  I left it on for about 15 minutes.  After I removed it, I rubbed in the excess serum.  Then I let my skin dry and afterwards it was very soft.  It even hydrated rough spots on my forehead.    This is fabulous for dry and dull skin.

Available at http://www.talika.com and Nordstrom.com

 

Transition Into Spring With Luxe Skincare!

I am lucky to be able to try so many great skincare products.  And I love so many of them, from drugstore brands to department and beauty supply stores.

But, I have to admit, there is something about trying luxe, high-end skincare. The packaging is gorgeous and the products usually smell and feel amazing.

Below are products from Cosmedicine and Silkriller that I was sent for my honest review.  They may be a splurge, but they are totally worth it!

Cosmedicine Triple-P Perfected Brightening Serum
Cosmedicine Triple-P Perfected Brightening Serum

Cosmedicine Triple-P Perfected Brightening Serum ($210 USD) — serves as a daily vitamin for our skin. Decades of research led the Cosmedicine team to reveal the perfect formulation to effectively reverse the harmful visual effects of environmental damage, lessening the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles while brightening and illuminating skin’s overall complexion.

Formulated with three forms of Vitamin C to optimize full-potency absorption, this antioxidant-packed serum boosts the skin’s natural resistance to sun damage. Add this advanced complexion-perfecting serum, formulated with powerful antioxidants and multivitamins, to any skin care regimen to form a weightless, natural protective shield against daily environmental assaults. Triple-P works double duty to protect skin while simultaneously allowing it to absorb essential minerals to reduce the appearance of fine lines and impart a glowing even complexion day after day.

What I think: I have been using this light gel-like serum day and night before my moisturizer.  I love how it sinks right into the skin.  It really does brighten my skin and makes it glow!  I haven’t been using it long enough to see a reduction in

Purchase at http://www.cosmedicine.com

Silkriller Revitalization Set Silver
Silkriller Revitalization Set Silver

Silkriller Revitalization Set Silver ($475 for the set, each item can be purchase individually) — Revitalize your skin with our unique blend of skin care solutions. Here are the products included:

3D Silver Gel: Anti-aging Serum
Facial Foam: Deep Facial Cleanser
Lotion: Revitalizing Beauty Tonic
Moisture Cream: Hydrating Moisturizer

3D Silver Gel: The definitive skincare solution to younger looking skin, our unique blend of silk fibroin and beauty essences regenerates skin cells to their natural beauty. Facial Foam: Our one-of-kind deep cleanser and make-up remover gently washes away makeup and oily residue while hydrating the skin. Lotion: A water-based, cream-free tonic of a carefully crafted silk fibroin solution that serves as the first step to fully revitalize your skin. Moisture Cream: A deep moisturizing cream designed to maximize the benefits of silk’s natural hydrating power, leaving smoother and younger looking skin.

What I think:  These products are so innovative!  The facial foam cleans skin without drying it out.  The lotion is a fluid and I apply it with a cotton pad.  It’s very cool!  Then I use the serum and the lotion.  My skin is very hydrated and so, so soft! I love that these are made with silk because they do hydrate and soften. I am going to continue using them and hope to see more improvements over time.

Purchase at http://www.silkriller.com

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

Brand Review — Comfort Zone Skincare

Comfort Zone Sublime Skin
Comfort Zone Sublime Skin

I was lucky enough to be sent an assortment of products from Comfort Zone for my honest review. This is an Italian Brand of luxe, anti-aging skincare that I have been loving! On their website, they explain:

[ comfort zone ] represents a complete system of care for the skin, body, and soul. Our exclusive collection of products, treatments, and rituals has been created with an unwavering commitment to finding the most powerful ingredients and delivering the most effective results. We believe in working from the inside out and from the outside in to improve the human condition and treat the whole body. We seek to promote a holistic, healthy and sustainable lifestyle, based in science and strengthened by passion.

One of the collections I tried is Sublime Skin, which claims to renew, replump, and firm skin.  One of the products I have been testing is the Sublime Skin Cream, a replumping firming moisturizer.  It feels really nice when I apply and has a soft floral scent.  It does contain extracts of peony and other natural ingredients.  I apply it at night and by morning my skin is soft, firmer and ready for the day.  I also love Sublime Skin Rich Cream, for when my skin needs extra moisture and the Sublime Skin Serum which is creamy and leaves skin firm and glowing!

Renight Recover Cream

Renight Recover Cream — A soft rich night cream with antioxidant and protective actions for dehydrated, depleted and stressed skins. I use this a couple of nights a week.  It’s a great treatment when my skin just doesn’t look right, you know, blotchy, patchy, very dry.  I apply it over a serum and by morning my skin looks and feels better.

It contains Goji berry oil, hyaluronic acid, and lycopene. The Goji berry is a precious fruit originating in Tibet and which traditionally has miraculous anti-aging attributes. The oil extracted from the berry has a very high concentration of anitoxidants, more so than other fruit. The hyaluronic acid, with its high molecular weight, hydrates the skin and has a protective action against skin aging. Lycopene enhances the antioxidant action of Goji berry oil, ensuring its properties are not destroyed on account of environmental pollution.

The line also includes the Renight Vitamin Invigorator face oil and the Renight Dermo-Filler line filling concentrate.

Sacred Nature Body Butter
Sacred Nature Body Butter

Sacred Nature Body Butter — A deeply nourishing and shielding action on skin  DNA, skin  regains smoothness and elasticity, extending youthfulness of the tissues.  Includes butterfly tree extract, buriti oil, karitè butter, organic orange distilled water and jojoba oil.

This smells amazing and it so rich on my dry skin.  I love that it’s not greasy and I like to use it after a shower to lock the moisture in and at night.

You can learn more about Comfort Zone at http://www.comfortzone.it/en and can purchase in the U.S. on skincare sites like http://www.skintrends.com and amazon.com

Have you tried Comfort Zone? Leave a comment and let me know what you think of this great brand!

 

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guides 2015: Fab Skincare Gift Sets

More gift ideas you ask?  Of course!

Skincare is an amazing gift to give!  I think a lot of people aren’t certain how to take care of their skin as they grow older.  A kit with various products that tell you how to use them will help your family and friends take care of their skin.

Below are great sets to give:

 

H2O+ Sea Results Skin Renewal Minis
H2O+ Sea Results Skin Renewal Minis

H2O+ Sea Results Skin Renewal Minis ($24 USD) — Smooth away fine lines and replenish skin with a plumping surge of H2O+ anti-aging marine moisture. This mini-sized collection is infused with Anti-Aging Marine Blend, sea minerals and seaweed extracts to revitalize skin, improve elasticity, and keep skin looking as young as it feels. Set Contents 1.Sea Results Sea Mineral Cleanser1.0 Fl oz/ 30 mL travel size 2.Sea Results Line Mender0.5 Fl oz/ 15 mL travel size 3.Sea Results Eye Mender Plus0.24 Fl oz/ 7 mL travel size 4.Sea Results Anti-Aging Hand Cream1.0 Fl oz/ 30 mL travel size

Available at http://www.h2oplus.com

Philosophy spirit of miracles
Philosophy spirit of miracles

Philosophy spirit of miracles ($70 USD) — choose to live in the spirit of miracles and discover younger-looking skin. this comprehensive selection from the miracle worker family of skin care includes targeted treatments for morning and evening to address signs of aging including wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin tone and rough texture. miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer 2 oz., miracle worker overnight age-resetting, anti-wrinkle moisturizer 0.5 oz. and miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid eye repair 0.25 oz. are advanced skin care formulas offering radiant results. let miracles happen and start revealing a younger-looking you.

Purchase at http://www.philosphy.com

Intraceuticals Limited Edition Divine Eyes Collection
Intraceuticals Limited Edition Divine Eyes Collection

Intraceuticals Limited Edition Divine Eyes Collection ($169 USD) — This gift set contains Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Eye Gel, Eye Mask (6 pieces), and the Atoxelene Line Wand.

Purchase at http://www.intraceuticals.com

Yves Rocher Anti-Ă‚ge Global Collection
Yves Rocher Anti-Ă‚ge Global Collection

Yves Rocher Anti-Ă‚ge Global Collection ($54 USD) — This new generation of skin care uses the power of plant source cells to offer visible results: smoother, firmer, denser, perfectly moisturized and radiant skin!

Includes:
– Complete Anti-aging Day Care, 1.6 fl. oz./50 ml jar
– Complete Anti-aging Eye Care, 0.5 fl. oz./15 ml tube
– FREE Signature Beauty Case*, dimensions : 7.1’’/ 18 cm L x 4.3”/11 cm H x 5.1”/13 cm Dbr />
*The Signature Beauty Case may vary

Available at http://www.yvesrocherusa.com

 

 

Treat Your Skin With Luxe Skincare from Immunocologie and Intraceuticals

I love to try all types of skincare — preferably the anti-aging types!  I think that you can purchase effective skincare at all price ranges, but sometimes its really nice to splurge and treat your skin.

I was sent the following Immunocologie and Intraceuticals products for my honest review (and for better skin!):

Immunocologie Cleansing Lotion ($65 USD) is an anti-oxidative daily cleanser that provides deep and nourishing pore cleanse. It opens pores and cleanses effectively to remove impurities on the surface of the skin, activating blood circulation and microcirculation, ideal for highly sensitive skin. The active ingredients in our cleansing lotion offer extensive  rejuvenation  and enhance the over health of your skin. The cleansing lotion is formulated to balance the skin’s natural PH and protect the skin against the elements, pollution and free radicals. With its skin reviving benefits, it is the ideal choice for an everyday cleanser.

Immunocologie Oxygen Treatment Crème ($195 USD) delivers a superior oxygenated exfoliation experience and a deep cellular ionic exchange, in a soothing and nourishing crème balanced with a rich blend of minerals and trace minerals. Exfoliation is essential in alleviating the dull, sluggish and aged appearance that dead skin portrays. The Oxygen Treatment Crème is a rapid acting regenerative treatment giving your skin the youthful complexion only this powerful exfoliator can provide.
Immunocologie Vital Ionic Mist ($65 USD) A hydrating concentrated mineral formula containing 15 minerals essential to optimal skin cell performance and epidermal ionic balance. Through a balanced provision of negatively charged ions, Vital Ionic Mist immediately provides the skin with a refreshing and light boost of minerals that increase epidermal vitality and reduce the positive ion and free radical activity that cause cellular degeneration on all layers of the skin.
What I Think: the Cleansing Lotion is so gentle.  It also leaves my skin insanely soft after use.  Perfect to use twice a day.  I use the Oxygen Treatment Crème every evening before my night cream.  When I wake up, my skin is soft and glowing.  And the Ionic Mist is so refreshing.  I use it after cleanser. All of these products have a mild, earthy scent. 
Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Daily Serum ($149 USD) To deliver hydration and also instantly revive skin, this serum acts like a primer for the skin to maximize lasting hydration and keep your skin looking healthy and fresh all day long.

Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Hydration Gel ($89 USD) To replenish the skin this gel continuously helps the skin stay hydrated and acts as a reservoir of water for the skin.

Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream ($69 USD) Lock-in hydration use this nourishing, lightweight cream designed to protect and defend against environmental stressors and address the visible signs of aging. This last step is valuable to visibly improve skin texture and appearance.

What I think: The combination of all three of these products leave my skin so soft and glowing.  The texture of my skin is so much smoother and younger looking. This is great for night or day with an SPF as the last step.
What is your favorite skincare right now?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Tune in Today, June 5, 2015 For StriVectin and QVC Today’s Special Value!

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I’m excited to share that today, June 5, 2015, supersize versions of StriVectin’s cult-favorite SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles and TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream will be available as on QVC for $129.96 ($278 value!). It’s basically cheaper than just buying the 4.5 SD Advanced alone – crazy deal! Some information about both the products below:

StriVectin SD Advanced™ Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks — Want your youth collagen back? The latest advancement in skincare—an improved formulation of StriVectin’s cult classic, best-selling product with new breakthrough technology— StriVectin SD Advanced™ Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks. The revamped formula includes a potent combination of anti-aging technologies which yield visible skin transforming results starting in just 15 days.  Containing StriVectin’s proprietary NIA-114® and a new Collagex-CE Wrinkle Repair Complex™, these cutting-edge actives penetrate the deepest layers of the skin, specifically targeting both Collagen types I and III. Type III, also known as “Youth Collagen”, was recently found to play a crucial role in skin regeneration and is the key to youthful looking skin. As your skin ages, it has less energy to perform its vital functions. Collagex-CE Wrinkle Repair Complex is a lipopeptide complex paired with an energy molecule that supplies the skin with essential amino acids and copper, both required for the production and maturation of collagen.

TSV Supersize: 4.5 fl oz

StriVectin TL Advanced™ Tightening Neck Cream — This high-performance neck cream includes exclusive Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex™, designed to help rebuild the elastin fiber architecture so critical to tightening and lifting the neck and dĂ©colletage area, and to improving resistance to gravity over time.  The surface of the skin is instantly hydrated, feeling tighter, smoother and more supple.  Over time, the visible effects of aging appear reversed for even more refined, toned definition and sculpted silhouette.  With even more effective results than the original, 86% of panelists agreed it’s the best neck cream they’ve ever tried.

TSV Supersize: 3.4 fl oz

What I think:  I have tried the SD Advanced before and think it’s amazing!  It instantly makes my skin look younger — there is a smoothness and a glow that it gives.  Plus, over time, my skin looks better and better, with wrinkles and pores appearing much smaller.

This is the first time I have tried the neck cream.  After a few days of use, my neck looks a bit smoother and firmer.  I will keep using it to see what kind of amazing changes I get.

To purchase this fabulous set (only today), tune into QVC or visit http://www.qvc.com to learn more and purchase. Your skin definitely won’t regret it!

Tune Into QVC On June 5th For a Fab StriVectin Deal!

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Have you tried StriVectin?  It’s fantastic!  Tomorrow, June 5th, QVC will have something special from StriVectin on sale.  Visit http://www.qvc.com or watch QVC tomorrow for more information!

StriVectin is an anti-aging powerhouse.  What does StriVectin claim to do?  Here is some info from their website:

Initially invented by two biochemists searching for a cure to skin cancer, StriVectin discovered that NIA-114 revitalizes, hydrates, and transforms skin.

NIA-114 is a unique and patented technologically advanced form of Niacin that nourishes the skin surface to address multiple visible signs of aging and give skin a more healthy and radiant appearance. This breakthrough skin care molecule powers each and every StriVectin formula and is scientifically proven to reinvigorate the skin surface for optimal performance, strengthen and nourish the moisture barrier, inhibit the impact of environmental aggressors and intensify the efficacy of other ingredients.

I have tried some of their products in the past and they really work!  So tune into QVC tomorrow to learn more!

Innovative New Skincare To Improve Your Complexion This Spring

In the summer, it gets so hot in Kansas City that I don’t wear a lot of makeup.  Because of this, I like my skincare to be in tip-top shape by summer.

I have been using the luxe skincare products below for a couple of weeks and my skin looks better than it has in a while! With all of these products, my pores are looking much smaller, my skin is clear and has an even tone, it is so soft and my little wrinkles are almost gone.  These products may be a bit costly, but they are worth it!

Babor Reversive Anti-Aging Cream Rich
Babor Reversive Anti-Aging Cream Rich

Babor Reversive Anti-Aging Cream Rich ($185 50ml) — ReVersive is unique, as it contains a high-performance formula with four active ingredients that interact in perfect synergy. Designed as a complete anti-aging system, ReVersive restores youthful radiance and luminosity, leaving the complexion looking firmer and smoother with a beautifully even appearance. This slightly richer, soft-textured cream is ideal for dry skin, and can also be used as night cream to pamper the skin.

What I think: This is a rich cream that is not greasy at all!  It absorbs into the skin leaving it so soft.  I love using this at night over a potent serum to lock in moisture and make skin smooth and hydrated by morning.

Available in the world’s finest spas and at www.babor.com.

Intraceuticals Opulence Collection
Intraceuticals Opulence Collection

Intraceuticals The Opulence Collection provides powerful ingredients to dually target existing hyperpigmentation and prevent the formation of future spots, all while keeping the overall health of the skin in mind. Vitamin A gently promotes cell turnover and natural exfoliation to diminish the appearance of dark stops. Vitamin C works alongside Vitamin A to promote brightening benefits, while also providing super antioxidant benefits. Nonapeptide-1, the latest and greatest tyrosinase inhibitor available, assists in the long term defense of unwanted discoloration and control of brown spots and overall skin tone. All this while 3 layers of hyaluronic acid visibly hydrate and plump the skin for a healthier, more youthful appearance.

The new Intraceuticals Opulence collection, which includes the Opulence Daily Serum ($149 USD), sulfate free Brightening Cleanser ($49 USD), Hydration Gel ($89 USD), Moisture Binding Cream ($69 USD) and Brightening Wand ($49 USD) are available now at http://intraceuticals.com/.

What I think: I do have some brown spots on my face and so I was excited to try this line!  My favorite products are the Hydration Gel and the Brightening Wand, because they both are such unique products.  I use the Hydration Gel after serum and it really helps hydrate and even out my skin tone.  I have been using the Brightening Wand on brown spots and have seen a bit of a lightening effect, which I hope will lighten even more as I continue using it.

Nassif MD Bio-Bundle Clock AM, Clock PM and Dawn to Dusk
Nassif MD Bio-Bundle Clock AM, Clock PM and Dawn to Dusk

Nassif MD Bio-Bundle Clock AM, Clock PM & Dawn to Dusk ($225 USD) — You can either purchase these three products separately or in a bundle.  They are:

Clock AM Day Serum ($95 USD) synchronizes with the skin’s daytime biorhythms and defends the skin from environmental assault, including the newest types of UV radiation (cell phones, tablets and laptops) known as HEV (High Energy Visible) light. The key benefits of Clock AM include shielding the skin against hidden causes of premature aging, elasticity loss and wrinkles. It noticeably boosts skin hydration as well as helps firm the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

Clock PM Night Serum ($95 USD) is full of beneficial mega-complexes for the rejuvenation, detoxification and recovery of skin during our rest phase. In only a few hours, liposome-delivered Roxisomes™ dive deep to help support the skin’s natural repair of damage from oxygen free radicals that occurs during the day. When combined with the nighttime biorhythm’s reparative mode, the skin is genuinely restored to preserve its youthful glow. The hero ingredient Astaxanthin acts as a potent antioxidant bolstering cellular resistance to environmental toxins. Matrixyl Synthe-6, a fortifying peptide, helps stimulate collagen production, contributing to firm, smooth skin. During sleep, recovering cells and the epidermal matrix are infused with essential sustenance for skin regeneration, restoration and renewal.

Dawn To Dusk Exfoliating Cleaner ($35 USD) is the perfect start to our skincare system.  The jojoba and ivory palm seed spheres instantly rid the skin of dead cells and surface impurities, revealing a glowing and radiant skin that’s primed for intense nourishment and treatment. The main ingredients are Ivory Palm Seed, Jojoba, Pomegranate, Panethenol and Allantoin.

What I think:  I have been using these three products for a couple of weeks and I love them.  The cleanser is extremely gentle, and makes my skin so soft and clean without irritating it at all.  Both serums instantly smooth and soften my skin.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.nassifmdskincare.com/products.

Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels ($50 USD) — When time isn’t on your side FlashPatch™ Eye Gels revive tired, fatigued eyes in just 5 minutes. Hydrogel patch technology provides deep hydration and eye revitalization in a way that topical creams or serums cannot.

Highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent hydrogel patches accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients Caffeine and Hydrolyzed Collagen. Stay-put patches ensure you get the ingredients where you need them most. The result is a smoother, brighter, more youthful appearance. Included: 30 Pairs of FlashPatch Eye Gels

What I think: These are so cool (LOL, they literally cool the skin around your eyes)! They feel amazing when applied and really de-puff eyes.  Plus you get a bunch — 30 pairs is a lot!

Available at http://www.neimanmarcus.com.