Holiday Skin Care

The cold winter air, holiday stress and tons of party makeup can have a hug toll on  your skin this time of year.  It can take a little work and a bit of product, but you can keep your skin looking great through the holidays.

Here are some wonderful products I was sent to review for my honest opinion.  Try one or more out for fantastic skin this holiday season!

ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub
ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub

ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub ($49.00 USD) — Revitalize and smooth your skin’s natural texture with ASAP’s Daily Exfoliation Facial Scrub.  This #1 bestselling product from ASAP Skin Products is recognized as a “skin savior” throughout Australia. It uses smooth, round beads and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) to gently  remove dead skin cells and unclog pores without irritation. The unique dual-exfoliation action it provides is scientifically formulated to promote cell renewal and collagen production to improve the appearance and texture of skin, while helping to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne, and sun damage.

What I think:  This is a gentle, but very effective scrub.  I love to use it every few days to keep my skin looking smooth.  Remember that exfoliating skin is an important step in your skincare routine because skin that has been unclogged will soak in serums and moisturizer better!

Available at www.SkinStore.com.

Eraclea Daily Bamboo Exfoliant
Eraclea Daily Bamboo Exfoliant

Eraclea Daily Bamboo Exfoliant ($40 USD) — This daily exfoliating micro-scrub removes impurities, oil and makeup and dead skin cells to leave the skin clean and fresh with a more youthful glow.  It helps increase skin cell turnover rate and resurfaces the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pores, age spots, discolorations and acne scars.

What I think:  Another gentle exfoliator, you can use this everyday if you wish as the bamboo is non-irritating.  My skin is so clean after using this!

Learn more and purchase at www.eracleaskincare.com.

G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules
G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules

G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules ($98 USD) — Stress, environmental radicals, and harsh winter weather all discomfort, dry, and drain your skin. Restore your skin’s balance and silky smooth texture with G.M. Collin’s Ceramide Comfort Capsules. The capsules replenish and nourish your skin in practical single dose capsules for all skin types. The combination of sophisticated and unique ingredients, such as soybean oil and vitamin E, improve the skin’s epidermal moisture barrier, combat and protect the skin against environmental aggressions, prevent wrinkles and fine lines, and provide the skin with an instant and incredible comfort.

What I think:  After exfoliating, use these wonderful capsules to nourish skin.  They sink right in and really sooth dry skin.  Besides the comfort and anti-aging ingredients I love that they product from the environment.

Available for $98.00 at www.GMCollin.com and spas nationwide.

Reviving Exfoliator + Ultra-Nourishing Boost
Reviving Exfoliator + Ultra-Nourishing Boost

Reviving Exfoliator + Ultra-Nourishing Boost ($89 USD) Two full-size M. Steves bestsellers brought together for an at-home, anti-aging facial. The Reviving Exfoliator first resurfaces the skin by removing lackluster skin cells that dull your complexion and allows for maximum absorption of the Boost. The Ultra-Nourishing Boost then rehydrates the skin and leaves skin looking radiant.

Use the Reviving Exfoliator first, followed by the Ultra-Nourishing Boost for a quick, 10 minute facial treatment. For flawless skin, use the Ultra-Nourishing Boost everyday, and the 2-product treatment once a week.

What I think:  This is a potent combination!  Here is another luxe choice of exfoliator.  Followed by the boost, skin is so soft and smooth.  It also gives skin a little glow, which is perfect in the cold weather.

Available at www.msteves.com.

Sensai Deep Lift Filler
Sensai Deep Lift Filler

Sensai Deep Lift Filler ($140 USD) — The Kanebo Sensai Collection Cellular Performance Deep Lift Filler is an intensive care product that restores natural volume to hollow areas around the cheeks, eyes and lips, plumping from deep within the skin.

Restores natural volume to hollow areas around the cheeks, eyes and lips, plumping from deep within the skin and counters sagging and replenishes the lost of facial volume for specific areas.

What I think:  This product is for us ladies who need a little extra anti-aging help.  Just a little goes a long way.  I have been using around my lips and have noticed a plumping in my nasal-labial folds.

Sensai Deep Lift Filler may be purchased at https://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/ and http://www.neimanmarcus.com/.

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45
Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45 ($39 USD) — This lightweight, sheer tinted moisturizer is perfect even for the most sensitive skin. The formula protects against free radicals and UVA/UVB rays – an important step many of us forget in the winter.

What I think:  Tinted skincare is such a time saver — especially one that has SPF!  We need to protect our skin even in the winter — the sun’s rays can getcha in any season!  This apply smoothly and gives an even, light coverage.  Love!

Available in Light, Medium, Dark at www.osmotics.com

EverDeep Skin Care
EverDeep Skin Care

EverDeep ($39.95 for one month’s supply) is a patented  anti-aging skincare system delivering the nutrient-rich composition of a unique algae found in the deep waters of northern Europe. EverDeep harnesses the power of the algae to deliver smoother, more radiant, and younger looking skin.

This type of algae is extremely resilient and efficient in retaining moisture even in the most extreme environments.

Within its nutrient-rich composition and vital properties this unique strain of algae holds the secret to EverDeep: a breakthrough anti-aging discovery called the Algasome™ complex. The Algasome™ complex is a rich and concentrated source of essential fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and vitamins B, D, and E.

The luxurious skincare system includes the following products:

Radiance Revitalizing Cleanser

Illuminating Toner

Lifting Day Cream SPF 20

Refining Resilience Mask

Complete Repair Night Cream

Intensive Anti-Wrinkle Serum

Triple-Action Eye Cream

Instant Wrinkle Corrector

What I think: I have been trying some of these products and think it’s a great, affordable anti-aging line to try.  The cleanser is gentle and leaves skin soft and glowing.  I love the eye cream, it really hydrates my dry eye area.  I am also enjoying the light day cream with SPF and the richer night cream.

Available at www.EverDeep.com

Get Your Skin Ready For Fall Part 3 — Luxury Skincare

Part 3?  Yes!  I have received for my honest review and have been testing so many great skincare products this late summer and early fall!

I would classify the following products as luxury skincare.  They are perfect for when you want to splurge on your anti-aging skincare regimen and try something new!

ASAP Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub
ASAP Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub

ASAP Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub ($49 USD) Prep yourself for the cold weather ahead and repair your summer sun damage with a one-step skin savior, ASAP Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub. The fan favorite uses smooth, round beads and alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) to gently remove dead skin cells and unclog pores without causing irritation. This unique dual-exfoliation action is scientifically formulated to promote cell renewal and collagen production to improve the appearance and texture of skin, while helping to minimize wrinkles, acne and sun damage.

What I think: This exfoliator is great for all skin types, even sensitive skin.  To use, apply to face and keep on for a minute or two before you scrub and rinse.  Skin will be super smooth afterwards!

Available at www.SkinStore.com

L'Occitane Iris Angelica Sublime Essence
L’Occitane Iris Angelica Sublime Essence

L’Occitane Iris Angelica Sublime Essence ($52 USD)  A fresh, sheer, first-step formula which helps to correct skin irregularities and reduce redness. Skin’s texture appears visibly refined, pores quickly feel tighter and skin looks more radiant.

What I think: I love the light texture of this serum.  It immediately smooths the skin and helps reduce my redness.  It also has a light floral scent.

You can purchase at usa.loccitane.com.

MitoQ Anti-Aging Serum
MitoQ Anti-Aging Serum

MitoQ Anti-Aging Serum ($185 USD) Need to revive your skin’s natural glow and vanish your exhausted eye wrinkles? MitoQ is a new anti-aging serum that delivers antioxidants to the mitochondria of each cell at an unmatched level of efficacy, allowing it to heal and prevent fine lines and wrinkles and correct other skin concerns like blemishes, discoloration, brown spots and scarring. Its key component is the mitoquinol molecule, a patented ingredient that is proven to be 1,000 times stronger than any other antioxidant on the market. Skin looks radiant and hydrated within one day, noticeably softer within three days and younger with less fine lines and wrinkles within 30 days.

What I think: This serum feels like more of a light moisturizer than a serum.  It quickly absorbs into the skin.  I used it for the 30 days recommended and it did make my skin softer and helped my forehead wrinkles almost disappear!

Available at www.MitoQ.com

L'Occitane Divine Lotion
L’Occitane Divine Lotion

L’Occitane Divine Lotion ($54): A super-charged toner that combines the unique anti-aging properties of everlasting immortelle flowers with the boosted effectiveness of 7 plant-derived ingredients. With its rich texture and subtle aromatic scent of fresh immortelle flowers, this softening lotion gives skin an immediate sensation of supreme comfort and leaves it feeling deliciously supple.  Use before applying Divine Extract and Divine Cream.

What I think: This beauty lotions feels so nice on the skin and smells amazing!  I love the natural ingredients and how calming this is.  Use this before serum and moisturizer.

You can purchase at usa.loccitane.com.

Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum
Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum

Vine Vera Resveratrol Chianti Revival Serum ($346 USD) This blend of Resveratrol, Vitamin C  (Ascorbic Acid), Palmitoyl Oligopeptide and the hydrating ingredient Sodium Hyaluronate, work as a magnificent formulation to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. This serum will leave your skin feeling softer, looking more radiant and refreshed.

What I think: Talk about luxury!  This serum may be too spendy for most of our budgets, but if you want a real splurge, here it is!  This silky serum sinks into the skin.  I have only used it for a few days, but I am hoping for some great results!

Available at www.vinevera.com

myHERO Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream
myBODY myHERO Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream

myBODY myHERO Ultra Rich Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream  ($145 USD) This intensive bioactive moisturizing cream helps correct and protect a compromised skin barrier while reducing redness to visibly bring youth, vitality and radiance to excessively dry, aging and sensitive skin. myHERO Ultra Rich  Anti-Aging Growth Factor Cream instantly helps to simulate collagen production, lessens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while leaving your skin feeling soft and comforted.

What I think: I have been using this as a night cream for my sensitive skin.  It does reduce redness and help it feel softer.

This cream can be purchased at www.lovemybody.com

Enjoy!