Have you tried Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare yet? It is an effective, anit-aging line that helps skin look and feel younger!
Today at HSN, you can get the Christie Brinkley 4-piece Skincare Essentials Set ($59.99 USD) Get more beautiful skin with this essential skincare kit. From a gentle cleansing mask to an anti-aging eye serum, these four top-notch products help your skin achieve Christie-approved radiance. What You Get:
1 fl. oz. Recapture Day + IR Defense Cream
1 fl. oz. Recapture 360 Night Beauty Treatment
3 fl. oz. Thermal Detox Cleansing Mask
.5 fl. oz. Refocus Eye Serum
Here’s a breakdown of the products featured:
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Cream SPF 30 —is formulated with a bio-copper complex that helps correct the most visible signs of aging. It uses three effective technologies to revive, improve and protect your skin while recapturing a youthful appearance.
Christie Brinkley Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment — you can repair the damages from the sun and turn back signs of aging overnight. This night cream works with the skin’s circadian cycle to revitalize the skin, reduces wrinkles while improving firmness, smoothness and elasticity and increases cellular energy for a rejuvenated appearance.
Thermal Detox Cleansing Mask –Warmth helps opens pores and helps get rid of buildup and debris. Deeply cleanses and moisturizes and helps leave skin looking smoother and more luminous. Formulated with botanicals and vitamins.
Refocus Eye Serum -– A potent anti-aging serum infused with the Bio Copper Complex. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area while it firms, smoothes texture and tones the skin. Improves skin elasticity.
This deal is amazing and the products are fantastic! The mask is a new product, too!
As the weather gets cooler, I add more steps to my skincare routine to keep my skin hydrated and to fight wrinkles!
The products below cleanse, hydrate and treat dull fall and winter skin:
Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil ($58 for 1 oz and $78 1.69 oz USD) — Light and hydrating, Pure Marula Facial Oil absorbs quickly into the skin without a greasy after-feel providing immediate and long lasting hydration and improved skin elasticity. Pure Marula facial Oil by Marula Pure Beauty Products is the only doctor endorsed, scientifically validated facial oil, with 60% more antioxidants than the leading Argan Oil.
Pure Marula Oil is completely virgin, wild harvested, hand-selected, and cold pressed with no added heat or chemicals ensuring that its beneficial properties are captured in every bottle. This superior Marula facial oil leaves the skin soft and plump with increased firmness for healthy, beautiful, age-defying radiance. Pure Marula Facial Oil is suitable for all skin types.
What I think: This light oil is so hydrating, but not greasy at all. I love using it as an evening treatment
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare is an anti-aging miracle! I was sent the following products to review:
COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash ($32.95 USD) — Complete Clarity Facial Cleaning Wash is a luxurious foaming gel cleanser that is gentle on skin but gives strong cleansing action. This cleanser is designed to leave your skin feeling clean but not dry by balancing skin moisture. Removes residual make-up.
CLOSE UP Instant Wrinkle Reducer & Treatment ($79.95 USD) — Get camera ready in a flash! An instant treatment that tightens the look of skin while firming and smoothing the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles. Use around eyes, mouth and on forehead to erase years from your appearance.
REFOCUS Under Eye Treatment($79.95 USD) –A potent anti-aging serum infused with the Bio Copper Complex. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area while it firms, smoothes texture and tones the skin. Improves skin elasticity.
What I think: The foaming cleanser is fun to use and leaves skin clean and soft. The Instant Wrinkle Reducer is great to use before going out or special occasions because it instantly tightens skin and makes lines go away (temporarily). The eye treatment works over time to firm and smooth the eye area.
Equitance skincare was founded in Japan and claims to brighten the skin:
Brightening Foaming Cleanser ($30 USD) — The perfect start — and finish — to each day, the luxurious facial foaming cleanser effortlessly washes away makeup and environmental-pollution residue. Purifies and softens the skin without stripping away essential natural emollients and oils.
Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 36 ($30 USD) — Effectively safeguards against UV rays and free radicals. 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.
Hydrating Brightening Cream ($70 USD) — The ultra-light, yet luxuriously rich cream works as a moisture lock to keep skin soft and supple. This empowered formula not only contains the patented blend of brightening ingredients with sustained delivery system, but also provides needed nutrition and hydration. Balancing and regulating skin’s performance all day, it wards off the effects of drying environmental stressors, for a vital, radiant glow.
What I think: This is another luxe foaming cleanser that easily removes makeup and dirt gently. The sunscreen needs to be shaken before use. It applies like a liquid, but dries down and is not greasy at all. The brightening cream gives an instant glow, but also brightens the skin over time.
Happy Sunday! I hope everyone had a great week. It was warm in Kansas City today and I loved it!
This week I am loving effective skincare. Now that I’m out of the cold air, I feel my skin is looking and feeling better. And, the products below are definitely helping!
I was sent these fab products by KORRES, Clarity Rx and Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare for my honest review:
KORRES Wild Rose Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial ($48 USD) — A breakthrough in beauty sleep. The weightless soufflé melts into skin and works overnight for brighter, petal-soft skin by morning. Day after day, week after week, uneven tone and dark spots will continuously improve. After only 14 days you’ll see skin that’s brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant.
What I think: This is such a fluffy cream! I apply it over my serum at night and it sinks right into my skin. Many night treatments are so heavy, but this one is light, but does really moisturize. In the morning, my skin is so soft. I am going to continue to use and hope to see lightening of dark spots.
Boosts moisture levels in the skin using hyaluronic acid
Suitable For Dry to Normal Skin Types
What I think: I have been using this day and night under my moisturizers. It is fragrance free and has a gel consistency. It sinks right into my skin, giving me a smooth surface for my moisturizer and makeup. It evens out my skin tone and brightens my skin. It also leaves my skin very soft!
What I think: I always either use a moisturizer with SPF daily or a sunscreen. I love this product because it is a multi-tasker. It also really hydrates my skin without being heavy. I have tried this before and I’ve noticed that my skin tone is smoother and firmer with continuous use.
It definitely is the time of the year to try new, hydrating skin care. I have been trying to keep my skin moisturized in the cold weather. It feels like the moisture has been sucked out of my whole body and I have been drinking lots of water as well as hydrating my skin!
My faves this week include products that will keep your skin, body and lips hydrated:
Karin Herzog Vita-A-Kombi 1 Face Cream ($75 USD) — A revolutionary patented anti-aging treatment, Vita-A-Kombi 1 combines 1% active oxygen and vitamins A&E to assist in normalizing and detoxifying the skin while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Includes 1% hydrogen peroxide, vitamin A, vitamin E.
What I think: This is a lovely night cream. It is very moisturizing without being heavy on. In the morning, my skin is so soft and supple. Plus, it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. I love the potent natural ingredients used. I feel that I am doing something great for my skin when I use this.
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Cream SPF 30 is formulated with a bio-copper complex that helps correct the most visible signs of aging. It uses three effective technologies to revive, improve and protect your skin while recapturing a youthful appearance.
What I think: I only use day creams with SPF so I was happy to get this one. It is so hydrating and great for my aging skin! I notice that my skin looks smoother when I use it. That is my main issue. I use so much anti-aging skincare that I don’t have a lot of wrinkles (knock on wood)!
Molton Brown Pink Pepperpod Nourishing Body Lotion ($42 USD) — A spicy, nourishing body lotion blended with pink pepperpods for antioxidant protection. The fragrance Top note: Fiery pink pepper. Middle note: Ginger. Base note: Rich patchouli.
What I think: This is a very soothing body lotion. It sinks right into your skin and keeps it soft all day! Molten Brown makes a variety of different scent that are all so interesting. If you love a spicy fragrance, this lotion definitely fits the bill!
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter in Pure Vanilla ($19 6.7 fl. oz)-packs pure shea and cocoa butters with skin saving essential oils to deliver instantly softer skin. While other Body Butters use synthetic preservatives and chemicals including parabens, silicone & mineral oils that can clog pores, prevent absorption of beneficial ingredients and accumulate in the body, we pack our natural formula with smart, natural ingredients that that allow for faster absorption of body beneficial vitamins and immediate hydration
What I think: I have tried this in Pure Vanilla, a blend of fresh Madagascar vanilla and tonka bean. It’s a sexy scent, more spicy than sweet, perfect for the cold weather. I love that it is natural and it keeps my skin hydrated.
Purchase at Lavanila.com
Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm Stick SPF 15 Cherry
Carmex Original Jar
Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm Stick SPF 15 Cherry ($1.59 USD) — Cherry flavored protecting lip balm. Moisturizing protection from sun & water. With broad spectrum SPF 15.
Carmex Original Jar ($1.59 USD) — Generations have relied on this hardworking original lip balm formula. Soothes dry, chapped lips. Creates a long-lasting water barrier with petrolatum, which acts like a bandage so healing can take place. Contains lanolin, which mimics the way your skin naturally retains moisture.Provides cooling pain relief with camphor and menthol.
What I think: I have been using the original pot of Carmex since the 1990’s. I love how moisturizing it is. I have to say that although I love using the pot at home, the stick is so convenient to carry! And it works just as well
Happy New Year! It is a new year. I hope 2016 is starting off great for every one!
Do you follow the Pantone color of the year each year? I do! The fun thing about this is that we see the color (or colors) in makeup and other items all throughout the year.
Last year it was Marsala, and the color was prevalent in beauty products for each season. This year there are two colors — Rose Quartz and Serenity. These colors are so different from last year’s, they are very soft and pretty. I think everyone can wear them in some way to bring soft color to your look!
Here are a few picks in makeup, nail polish and skincare that you can easily incorporate in your routine and stay on trend:
Smashbox Art. Love. Color Kit in Pout ($29 USD) — Make someone pout with 4 studio favorites in a Smashbox signature shade. This set features our bestsellers for lip and cheek in ultra-wearable and flattering soft pink —all wrapped up in painter Yago Hortal’s one-of-a-kind, hypnotic artwork.
• Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Pout (pale blue pink)
• Travel-size Be Legendary Lipstick in Pout (bubblegum pink)
• L.A. Lights in Pacific Coast Pout (bubblegum pink)
• Always Sharp Lip Liner in Frenchie (bubblegum pink)
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Pink
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Sky
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Pink and Bella Sky ($4.49 USD) — This rich color glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional effect. This eye shadow can be used wet or dry as a shadow or highlighter. The incredibly innovative, weightless formula blends easily with the fingertips to light up the eyes.
Available at CVS stores nationwide and MilaniCosmetics.com
eos Visibly Soft Smooth Sphere Lip Balm ($3.29 USD each) — For immediately softer, more beautiful lips, the NEW eos Visibly Soft Smooth Spheres contain hyaluronic acid to help improve the texture of lips with each swipe leaving lips ultra-soft, smooth and beautiful. Enriched with Vitamin C, these lip balms help hydrate and moisturize lips from the inside out.
Available in two delicious soothing flavors, Coconut Milk and Vanilla Mint at Target, Walmart, Ulta, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Drugstore.com and EvolutionOfSmooth.com
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Set Sail
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Arm Candy
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Sugar Fix
The above Sally Hansen polishes are gorgeous and perfectly on trend!
It’s getting hot again in Kansas City, but I have Fall on the brain! I am excited for cooler weather, deeper colors and the new boots I just ordered!
This week for beauty, I’m loving amazing skincare that works overnight, a lip crayon that’s like a balm, a sultry new fragrance and a shampoo that is safe for my color-treated hair.
Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum ($150 USD) — is a super-charged sleep serum that boosts skin’s natural nocturnal regenerating powers. It prepares the skin for maximum moisturization and helps to visibly restore the skin’s natural, youthful bounce and elasticity. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps lift and firm sagging skin.
What I think: This is a light, soothing serum. I apply it at evening, under my night cream and it instantly makes my skin look smoother. In the morning, my skin looks brighter, hydrated and the texture is soft and smooth! I love that it contains natural ingredients, too.
Christie Brinkley Skincare Recapture 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment ($69 USD) — you can repair the damages from the sun and turn back signs of aging overnight. This night cream works with the skin’s circadian cycle to revitalize the skin, reduces wrinkles while improving firmness, smoothness and elasticity and increases cellular energy for a rejuvenated appearance.
What I think: I have been using this over the night serum above, and I love how it feels and how great it makes my skin look! The texture is creamy, but not greasy at all. A little does go a long way. I love how it works overnight and gives me hydrated and soft skin by morning!
Doll 10 Beauty Lip Crayons ($14.50 each) combine the shine of a gloss with the nourishment of a balm to create an ultimate hybrid without compromise. The perfect combination of color and care, these gel lip crayons are formulated with benefit-boosting, anti-aging ingredients, dousing your pout with intense hydration. Lightweight, non-sticky, and comfortable to wear, the balm-like texture glides effortlessly over lips for a wash of sheer color.Twist to swivel up – Doll 10 Gel Lip Crayons never needs sharpening!
The colors in the photo above from left to right are:
Pinky Swear, a warm shimmering pink shade
Sheer Bliss, a champagne pearl shade
Wild Card, a cool pink shade
What I think: I have Sheer Bliss and Pinky Swear and they both work well for a natural and sheer lip! They aren’t sticky at all and are very moisturizing. They do feel like a light balm. I now keep Sheer Bliss with me when I want a lip product with a little sheen, but not a lot of color. It’s perfect!
0.2 Fragrance — 0.2 is more than a fragrance – it is an experience, a moment in time. To capture that first glance, that first rush, that first moment when eyes lock and passion ignites. For men, for women, 0.2 is a fragrance for us all.
Top notes of Italian Bergamot and Spearmint introduce you to a fresh musk accord that is both clean yet earthy. Notes of White Amber, French Vanilla, and Tunisian Amber are grounded by a hint of Oakmoss to keep you in that moment, and take you deeper.
What I think: I like this fragrance, it is both sweet and spicy. I think that it will be perfect for the cooler months. I can really pick out the spearmint, musk and ambers. It’s very sexy!
Available at 0point2.com
Philip B. African Shea Butter Gentle & Conditioning Shampoo ($27 for 7.4 oz) — Mild cleanser drenches strands in light-weight moisture, protecting color and taking hair to a whole new level of softness and shine. A perfect daily shampoo for the whole family: Gently lifts away oil and product build-up.
Active botanical agents (African Shea Butter, Hops, Nettle and Comfrey) condition and silkify without weighing hair down. Panthenol (Vitamin B5) restores elasticity and bounce. Paraben free; color & keratin-treatment safe.
What I think: I’m always looking for a shampoo that is safe for my color-treated hair. This is and it cleanses and moisturizes my hair in one step! My hair is so soft afterwards and has lots of shine. Love!
I’ll admit, the thought of using heavy creams and sunscreens when it’s blazing hot is not fun. Luckily, there is amazing skincare that works without making your skin feel like it has a pile of grease on it!
I have been testing some amazing lighter skincare including fresh masks, and after-sun gel, an SPF moisturizer, an eye serum and sheer sunscreen for face and body:
Indie Lee’s Clearing Mask ($60 USD) — It can be difficult to keep your face hydrated and also clear of blemishes in the hotter months. This mask will simultaneously rehydrate and detoxify your skin, leaving you simply radiant. Its fruit acids will brighten your complexion and with weekly use, you’ll have skin like you’ve started a new facial routine.
What I think: It’s difficult to want to put on a mask when it is hot, because you don’t really want goop on your skin. This mask is refreshing and my skin felt soft, but not greasy afterwards. It was also helped clear up the few blemishes that are on my skin from the summer heat.
Acure’s Cell Regenerating Mask ($12.99 USD) — Get serious cell repair with this mask. French Green Clay draws out impurities while Moroccan Argan Oil, CoQ10 and Seabuckthorn Oil add intense hydration back to the skin.
What I think: This is perfect for stressed summer skin. When I use it, I can feel it working and when I wash it off, my skin is smooth and soft! Great natural product for the price!
Korres Greek Yoghurt After-Sun Cooling Gel ($26 USD) — If you get a burn, don’t let it dry your skin! This is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Ideal for after sun exposure, yogurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging.
What I think: Luckily, I haven’t had a bad burn this summer (it’s too hot to go outside!). But this cream is perfect whenever I have had too much sun and my skin is a bit red and tight. It also works well on my sensitive skin if I have left a peel or mask on too long and my skin is irritated.
VENeffect Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 ($145 USD) — enhances collagen production, helps reverse sun damage and dramatically improves skin elasticity while offering broad-spectrum protection from harmful UVA/UVB rays. With the ongoing push to work SPF into every day skincare, this product’s lightweight formula is an easy way to ensure skin is protected while still providing the benefits of a true moisturizer and without leaving behind a white cast.
What I think: I love how light this moisturizer is! I apply it after my serum in the morning and since it has SPF, it does double-duty. Plus, it has amazing skincare benefits. I have noticed that my skin is smoother and clearer. I am hoping to see improvements in skin elasticity after I use it for a few weeks.
Available at select specialty beauty retailers and online at VENeffect.com, NeimanMarcus.com, Dermstore.com, SpaceNK.com, CosBar.com and Bloomingdales.com.
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Refocus Eye + IR Defense Serum Infusion Eye Treatment ($69 USD) — Diminish tired and puffy eyes with this eye treatment. This potent anti-aging serum is infused with the Bio Copper Complex to reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area while it firms, smoothes texture and tones the skin.
What I think: I have been using this light serum morning and night. It instantly firms the skin around my eyes and helps me look awake! The skin around my eyes also appears smoother.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Sunscreen for Face and Body ($30 USD) — Always stay protected from the sun no matter how hard you’re working. This new generation of mineral sunscreen is infused with SmartSportTM Technology for high performance, ultra sheer protection that resists wear off from water and sweat.
What I think: I am always excited to find a lightweight sunscreen. It is hard to get my kids to use the thick, goopy kind! This is light and sheer. And I like that it resists water, it is great for swimming and outdoor exercise.