Antixoidants Fight Aging in Radical Skincare

I have been testing a luxe skincare brand called Radical Skincare that fights aging by keeping antioxidants potent.  Here is a description of what the brand claims:

Antioxidants are the best defense against free radical damage and aging. The strongest antioxidants are found in nature’s dark night shade fruits like resveratrol, coffee berry, acai, grapeseed, red wine extract, pomegranate, and cranberry to name a few. Multiple antioxidants are required to fight the numerous types of free radicals. Using one or two antioxidants is simply not enough.

When antioxidants are combined with reparative ingredients in a cream they break down and lose their power, rendering them ineffective to protect your skin from this free radical assault and therefore daily deterioration continues aging your skin. Until now.

Trylacel™ a radical breakthrough in suspension technology, keeps the antioxidant potency and performance in the cream to deliver maximum benefits and results quickly. By combining and encapsulating maximum levels of powerful antioxidants, clinically proven reparative and soothing agents in a bi-lipid membrane.

I was sent the following products from Radical Skincare for my honest review:

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask
Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask

Radical Skincare Instant Revitalizing Mask ($65 USD) — Don’t let these fall cold months dull your skin. Thanks to Radical Skincare, created by two sisters on a mission, Liz and Rachel Edlich your skin never has to look or feel dull again. This intelligent Instant Revitalizing Mask is based on Trylacel technology and knows where your skin needs the most work. It bubbles where your skin has trouble, infusing powerful actives and vitamins to enhance skin performance. Now what other mask do you know does that?

This wonderful easy to use mask will hydrate and nourish hungry skin with vitamins and oxygen, leaving your skin smooth and glowing within in minutes.

What I think: This mask is so much fun to use!  Apply a think layer on your skin, once it foams up, wash it off and you have smooth soft skin!

Radical Skincare Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum
Radical Skincare Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum

Radical Skincare Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum ($190 USD) — The powerhouse anti-wrinkle serum that shields against the free radicals responsible for skin ageing. The ingredients have been shown to increase collagen and elasticity in weeks.

  • Peptide ingredients increase of collagen
  • Creates an instant healthy glow
  • Berry bronze serum reflects the natural antioxidant power

What I think:  This gorgeous serum instantly brings a glow to my skin, which it needs, especially in the cold Kansas City air.  I have only been using it for a couple of weeks, but my skin does look smooth and bright.  I don’t have many wrinkles yet, (knock on wood), and hopefully this will help me keep them away.

Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture
Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture

Radical Skincare Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture ($150 USD) — is about to change the way you look at these colder months. This wonderful rich moisturizer – protects, repairs and evens out the skin while keeping the skin hydrated in this frigid weather.  While this moisturizer does exactly what it’s supposed to do – it does even more. This highly effective formula boosts skin firmness and elasticity while leaving the complexion brighter and flawless.

What I think:  What a rich, luxurious cream!  I love using it at night before I go to sleep.  I wake up with soft, smooth skin!

Learn more about these products and purchase at www.radicalskincare.com.

Have you tried Radical Skincare?  What do you like to use on your skin in the colder weather?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Conquer Sensitive Skin and Rosacea With Atopalm

Atopalm Intensive Moisturizing Cream

I was excited to receive a sample of Atopalm’s Intensive Moisturizing Cream.  My teenage daughter has eczema and gets dry pathes on her face.  Here is info on what Atopalm claims to do and why I wanted her to try it:  

Formulated for dry, sensitive skin, Atopalm’s rich, emollient, yet non-greasy formulas are designed for skin suffering from allergies, rosacea dryness and sensitivity in need of gentle yet powerful treatment.Each paraben-free Atopalm product is powered by Dermatologist and Ophthalmologist tested MLE-Multi Lamellar Emulsion formulas—plant derived ingredients that mimic skin’s natural structure and restore skin’s protective moisture barrier system. This unique complex hydrates, soothes and calms skin in distress, leaving dry, sensitive skin visibly renewed.

·        Intensive Moisturizing Cream($30): This rich, hydrating formula for dry, sensitive skin nourishes skin with a unique vitamin, antioxidant blend, for a healthy, vibrant complexion. The gentle yet effective cream calms the symptoms of eczema and rosacea, as well as skin recovering from facial treatments such as microdermabrasion. 

·        Daytime Undermakeup Moisture Cream ($18): This restorative, moisturizing cream provides a smooth foundation for even, long-lasting makeup application. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E and antioxidants, the gentle yet hydrating cream supports beautiful, healthy skin. 

·        Moisturizing Skin Revitalizing Complex($35): This powerful yet gentle rejuvenating formula helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, roughness, wrinkles and laugh lines and helps brighten skin with a unique peptide complex infused with Vitamin C and licorice root.

What I think:  My daughter used the Intensive Moisturizing Cream at night on her eczema, and by morning her skin looked much better.  She said that it didn’t itch as much either, which is a big plus!

Visit www.atopalmusa.com to learn more about this line and to purchase.  Enjoy!

I Scream For Eye Creams By AmorePacific, Boots No7 and Kate Somerville!

As an over-forty woman who tries a lot of eye cream, I know how indispensible this type of product is to make you look younger!  I do not go a day without using eye cream because I will not allow lines and wrinkles around my eyes.  Uh-uh. So finding the perfect eye cream is so important. Some really great new ones are:  

AmorePacific Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel ($85.00 USD) — This lightweight eye treatment infuses the delicate eye area with intense hydration, fortifying the skin against aging. Its exclusive Radiance Eye Complex™ brightens dark circles, reduces puffiness, and protects skin against aging and fatigue. The complex includes:

-Bamboo Sap: Provides moisturization and epidermal cell regeneration.
-Hesperidin: Provides dark-circle care by improving micro-circulation in skin.
-Lotus Extract: Provides enhancement of aquaporin (celluar water-channel) expression.
-Hydrolyzed Green Tea Extract: Provides enhancement of skin protection power by anti-oxidant synthesis.
 
What I think: I love the light, cooling gel texture of this cream. I have noticed that it immediately plumps up the skin and smoothes away roughness.  My skin looks soft and smooth and my eye circles have diminished. Visit www.amorepacific.com and www.sephora.com to learn more and purchase.
 
Boots No7 Protect and Perfect Eye Cream ($19.99 USD) Chase away dark shadows and puffiness and give skin a brightening boost. Created specifically for the delicate area around the eyes, this unique blend of protecting and renewing ingredients leaves skin soothed, smoothed and revitalized. With our patent pending next generation antioxidant complex, to help shield against free radical damage, plus our skin-firming pro-retinol complex containing lipo-peptides.
 
What I think: This cream is super-light and quickly soaks into the skin. You can apply it right before your makeup in the morning and still apply concealer if you need it. It does give the skin a little glow that really helps dark circles seem less noticeable. For a really great eye cream, it is also fairly affordable and easy to find since it is available at Target. Visit www.target.com or www.us.boots.com to learn more and purchase.

 

Kate Somerville CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream ($75.00 USD) — Revive your eyes with this ultimate eye cream that combines years of research and cutting-edge technology. Formulated with Peptide P-199, a revolutionary peptide that stimulates stem cell activity and restores the skin with new energized cells. CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream is clinically proven to treats all signs of aging around the delicate eye area. Claims and features are:

  • Reduces under eye dark circles by up to 60%*
  • Reduces puffiness around the eye area by up to 75%*
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area by up to 60%*
  • Helps to improve radiance, skin tone, and smoothness
  • Free of fragrance and parabens
  • Tested by dermatologists & ophthalmologists

*Based upon results from a 4-week clinical study.

What I Think: This is a very luxurious cream that plumps skin and makes your eye area look smooth and so young! I have noticed that after a few weeks of use, my dark circles look so much lighter. It is also non-irritating which my sensitive eyes appreciate. Visit www.katesomerville.com to purchase this great cream!

My tip is to apply it all around the eye bone (including under the eyebrow) because most eye creams lift and firm and this helps the upper lid from drooping!

Stuff Your Stockings With New Lip Balm Collections

When thinking of stocking stuffers this year, lip balms are a great idea for all of the chapped lips on your list! Below are lip balm sets priced $9.99 — $14.99 — perfect to give to one person or to split up and drop one in each stocking you need to fill.

Eos, the innovative personal care brand, expands in the lip balm category and announces the launch of the 2010 Smooth Sphere Lip Balm Holiday Gift Bag ($9.99 USD) – a set of 3 organic, all natural lip balm spheres in a stylish, reusable cosmetic pouch. A delightful gift or stocking-stuffer, the Holiday Gift Bag contains full-size eos smooth sphere lip balms in Honeysuckle Honeydew, Sweet Mint and new limited edition Pomegranate Raspberry. Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, soothing shea butter and jojoba oil, eos™ lip balms keep lips moist, soft and sensationally smooth. Availability: Walgreens, www.evolutionofsmooth.com.
 
Burt’s Bees Lip balm Ornament ($9.99 USD) Burt’s Bees fans can stock up on their favorite lip balms and get a keepsake reusable and recyclable tin. Choose from the ‘Classic’ pack filled with four Beeswax Lip Balms or the ‘Mixed’ pack with a variety of favorite balms. Sets include:

Classic = 4 Original Peppermint Lip Balms .15 oz each
Mixed = 2 Original Peppermint Lip Balms .15 oz each, 1 – Pomegranate Lip Balm .15 oz, 1 – Honey Lip Balm .15 oz

Visit www.burtsbees.com or www.ulta.com to learn more or purchase.

MISSION Balmer Bundle Pack ($14.99 UAD) — These athlete-engineered Lip Balmers™ provide your lips with great-tasting, broad-spectrum sun protection and are vitamin and antioxidant enriched. They lock in moisture for up to 8 hours, making them perfect for the harshest conditions or everyday use. Can’t decide which is your favorite flavor? The MISSION Balmer Bundle Pack is perfect. Availability: missionskincare.com