Up Your Skincare Game This Fall With Meaningful Beauty, H2O+ and CeraVe

It snowed a little yesterday (Halloween) in Kansas City!  I think that’s the first time in the 11 years I’ve been here.  A couple of weeks ago, it was in the 80’s.  But that’s KC weather for you…unpredictable!

So now that it’s colder (for a few days at least) my skin is showing it.  I have some dry patches and unevenness, so it’s time to really take care of my skin.

These are the products I have been using lately.  The H2O+ products are new and really cool, the Meaningful Beauty one are great for anti-aging and the CeraVe are great hydrators:

H2O+ Oasis Hydrating Gel Eye Mask 8 Pack ($26 for 8 or $4 for 1) — These single-use, hydrating gel eye masks cool and refresh on contact, pampering under eye circles to help reduce puffiness so eyes appear more awake. These and the face masks are cotton on the outside and gel on the side that touches skin, which I love. The texture for both is very dry though, no serum, just a gel that doesn’t make your face wet.  Strange, but it worked well.  My under eye are was smooth and firm after use.

H2O+ Infinity + Wrinkle Reducing Booster ($38 USD) — When you combine, the customizable Wrinkle Reducing Booster with your favorite H2O+ serum or moisturizer, the results are swift and powerful.

H2O+ Waterbright Brightening Gel Mask 8 Pack ($36 for 8, $5 for 1) — These single-use, brightening gel facial masks will leave your complexion radiant and glowing while feeling smooth to the touch. This left my skin so bright and firm.  It was not wet at all, so no excess serum to rub in, but it was dry and smooth.  Very nice and makeup can be applied right afterwards.

Available at http://www.h2oplus.com

Meaningful Beauty Intensive Triple Exfoliating Treatment ($52 USD) — Formulated with three different types of exfoliating technologies (alpha hydroxy acids, papaya enzymes and environmentally friendly silica beads) and purifying French clays, it works triply hard to give you spa-at-home results with no down time. Simply use twice weekly in the shower to banish dull, rough texture, dirt and impurities and reveal a perfectly polished, radiant complexion. It really leaves skins smooth, too!

Meaningful Beauty Youth Activating Melon Serum ($76 USD) — This evolutionary facial serum harnesses the anti-aging power of Meaningful Beauty’s next generation melon technology. Now featuring encapsulated melon leaf stem cells suspended in the formula for maximum potency and a duo of plant extracts, this technologically advanced formula visibly increases firmness and elasticity while it helps to protect skin from future environmental damage.

Meaningful Beauty Overnight Retinol Repairing Crème ($68 USD) — This intensely hydrating overnight moisturizer features the anti-oxidant properties of Meaningful Beauty’s famous French melon and the well known youth revealing properties of retinol. It really reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead!

Purchase at http://www.meaningfulbeauty.com and Ulta Beauty

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen ($12.15 USD) —SPF 30, sunscreen provides broad-spectrum daily protection against sun’s damaging UV ageing and UV burning rays. Helps to protect and restore the skin, keeping it younger, fresher and healthier looking. The ceramide rich formula provides essential ingredients to maintain a healthy skin barrier. SPF is so important every day, even when it’s cold and cloudy out.

CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ($7.10 USD) —Moisturizes throughout the night and helps restore the protective skin barrier. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture and niacinamide to help calm skin.Utilizes patented MVE® controlled-release technology enabling steady release of ingredients for all night hydration. Fragrance free, hypoallergenic and non-irritating. This sinks right into the skin while instantly hydrating.  It really help my dry patches.

CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($8.52 USD) —Lightweight formula that provides 24-hour hydration and helps restore the protective skin barrier with three essential ceramides. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture. Free of fragrance and oil, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and non-irritating. I love this for my hands, legs and feet.  It’s not greasy at all, it actually has a pretty light texture, but it’s so hydrating!


Learn more at http://www.cerave.com and purchase at Amazon and other mass retailers

What skincare are you using now?

My Beauty Favorites — Week of May 16-21, 2016

It’s getting hotter every day in Kansas City!  I’m not a fan of hot weather, but I know that since it’s coming, I need to adjust my beauty routine accordingly.

This week I’m loving body makeup for smooth-looking legs, amazing argan oil to moisturize my skin and hair, makeup removing cloths for easy cleansing and moisturizing body washes:

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs
Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs ($13.99 USD) — One of Sally Hansen’s best-selling products, Airbrush Legs® Leg Makeup is a lightweight leg makeup that leaves legs looking smooth and sexy all day long. The formula infused with Palmaria Extract, helps cover imperfections like veins, freckles or bruises and stimulate microcirculation. This long lasting, fast drying formula is transfer and water resistant. The spray-on formula blends seamlessly into skin for gorgeous and flawless legs. It is available in six natural-looking shades with a luminous finish: Fairest Glow, Light Glow, Beige Glow, Medium Glow, Tan Glow, and Deep Glow and is also available in a Lotion form.

This spring, Sally Hansen is bringing bare-legged beauty to your fingertips. The brand is teaming up with PRIV, a popular on-demand beauty app that allows users to order their favorite beauty services right to their doors. The partnership will bring the brand’s revolutionary Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup directly to women in select markets across the country. Beginning in April through August, consumers in New York, NY, Hamptons, NY, Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX will receive a professional application of Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup from one of PRIV’s top stylists with any beauty service ordered through the app or on PRIV.com. The coveted product will be applied right in the consumers’ own homes by an expert makeup artist, who will also teach fans how to use the spring essential with a step-by-step tutorial during application. As an added bonus, fans will also receive a complimentary bottle of Airbrush Legs Leg Makeup.

What I think:  This is the first time I have tried this product.  I received this in Light and Medium.  I decided to try Light now, since I don’t have a tan yet. Sad news for my legs, you are even lighter than Light Airbrush Legs!  It actually gave me darker color along with evening out my skin tone.  It was so easy to use, too.  I sprayed it on my legs, then blended it in with my hands, but the directions are to spray on hands and blend in legs.  Either way, it worked, plus it dried very quickly.  I am using this all summer!

Available at Drugstores nationwide

Josie Maran 100% Pure Agran Oil
Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil ($48 USD) — A bottle of only the very top-grade, 100% natural, 100% pure, and 100% organic beautifying Argan Oil. 100% Pure Argan Oil, Josie Maran’s number one, best-selling, blockbuster natural beauty solution for dry skin, hair, and nails, is still a cult favorite. Made in Morocco by local women’s co-ops and first cold-pressed to preserve quality, this “liquid gold” nourishing oil remains the go-to beauty must-have for those in the know.

What I think:  I have tried samples of this oil before, but haven’t really used it every day until now.  I have been using it all over — my face, neck, hair, hands, arms and legs. I love how it instantly moisturizes without leaving me greasy.  It also makes my skin glow and look so healthy.  This is so nice after being outside in the sun (or the cold).  It brings my skin and hair back to life!

Purchase at www.josiemarancosmetics.com

Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes Pink Grapefruit
Burt’s Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes Pink Grapefruit

Burt’s Bees Cleansing Towelettes ($5.99 USD) — these towelettes remove dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing. These dermatologist and ophthalmologist tested cleansing towelettes combine gentle plant-based cleansers with FSC-certified cloths for a refreshing solution to easy, convenient cleansing wherever you are.  There are many varieties including Pink Grapefruit, Sensitive with cotton extract, Cucumber & Sage and Peach & Willow Bark.

What I think: I have these in Pink Grapefruit.  They clean really well and have such a refreshing scent.  I like that they do not leave my skin dry after use.  I am taking some of these on vacation this year, quick to use and easy to pack is what I need.

Purchase at http://www.burtsbees.com

CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash ($10.99 USD) — Developed with dermatologists, NEW! CeraVe® Hydrating Body Wash contains a gentle, foaming formula that cleanses and moisturizes skin. The formula contains hyaluronic acid to attract needed moisture to skin’s surface and three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to help repair the skin’s protective barrier. CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash also contains emollients to moisturize and soften dry skin all day. Gentle enough for even sensitive skin, CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash is non-comedogenic, non-irritating and free of fragrance, soap, parabens and sulfates; it is ideal for dry to normal skin.

CeraVe Eczema Soothing Body Wash ($15.99 USD) — Developed with dermatologists, NEW! CeraVe® Eczema Soothing Body Wash, an ultra-gentle formula, cleanses and calms extra dry, itchy, eczema-prone skin. The formula contains hyaluronic acid to attract needed moisture to skin’s surface and three essential ceramides (1, 3, 6-II) to help repair the skin’s protective barrier. CeraVe Eczema Soothing Body Wash also contains Omega oils to soothe dry, itchy, irritated skin.

What I think: The hydrating body wash is so nice for everyday use. It leaves skin soft and moisturized. It’s fragrance-free and not irritating at all.  My daughter has Eczema, so we try to find products that help her skin.  The Eczema Soothing wash is very calming and doesn’t irritate at all.  Her Eczema looks much better after use.

Purchase at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

Soothe Dry Skin With New Products From CeraVe

Is the cold weather drying out your skin or do you have a skin condition like eczema? Try the new CeraVe® Skincare products. They include CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream and CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream. Each can help solve common skin problems with new effective, targeted solutions developed with dermatologists.

CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream

NEW CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream ($10.99 USD), for normal to dry skin, helps repair, restore and protect your hands from harmful irritants and allergens, so they look and feel soft and healthy.  If you wash your hands often, you will be delighted to learn that CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream is water-resistant! Why is this so important? Because hand washing, especially in hot water, is often the culprit behind severely dry skin that is prone to developing tiny cracks and fissures. Ideal for dry, winter months, CeraVe® Therapeutic Hand Cream contains dimethicone to help prevent and protect chafed, chapped, cracked dry skin. It also contains ingredients such as ceramides which help replace lipid levels in damaged skin and prevent water loss. The addition of niacinamide helps skin produce natural ceramides and fatty acids essential for repairing and restoring the skin barrier and also may reduce skin redness. Humectant hyaluronic acid attracts water to the skin and helps to ensure it remains hydrated.

What I think:  This hand cream is perfect for every day moisturizing as it is not greasy and is also unscented.  I have noticed that after about a week of use my hands look smoother and are a lot softer.

CeraVe® SA Renewing Cream

WHEN YOUR SKIN HITS AN EVEN BUMPIER PATCH… NEW CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream, big sister to CeraVe® SA Renewing Lotion ($22.99 USD) — exfoliates, softens and smoothes extremely dry, rough, bumpy skin — such as the rough patches on upper arms and legs.  Salicylic acid (SA) and ammonium lactate help loosen and exfoliate dead skin cells which allow moisturizing ingredients such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid to penetrate deeper layers of the skin for enhanced effectiveness. Antioxidant, Vitamin D, helps keep skin looking smooth and hydrated. A thicker, cream-rich formula than its lotion counterpart, CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream was also developed with niacinamide, which may reduce skin redness, in addition to producing natural ceramides and fatty acids essential for repairing and restoring the skin barrier.  It’s your daily defense against extremely dry skin. CeraVe® Renewing SA Cream is non-comedogenic, non-irritatingÂą and never greasy.  The result is soft, smooth skin that looks and feels it’s very best!

What I think:  This is a wonderful moisturizing cream!  So great for all over the body.  I especially love it for my elbows, legs and feet, since they are so dry.  It is unscented and non-greasy.  It sinks right into the body!

The CeraVe® Skincare Line is available online, at drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.  Visit www.cerave.com for more information.

Enjoy your smooth skin!