Mother’s Day is just a week away! Have you purchased something for Mom yet? I think skincare is a great idea for her and for any woman that you want to pamper this month. Not only is it nice to try something new, this is a gift that will make her feel better inside and out!
Below are products and sets that may be perfect for a special lady this Mother’s Day:
Marula Pure Beauty Oil ($15 for 0.23 oz, $58 for 1 oz, $78 for 1.69 oz) — Specially formulated for the face and neck, premium Marula Oil is a naturally soothing treatment that provides intense hydration, protection, and rejuvenation to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for soft, radiant skin. It is suitable for all skin types and contains a high content of fatty acids, resulting in fast absorption to leave skin smooth with a matte finish. Clinically proven to contain a great deal of antioxidants and omega acids, it can be used alone as a highly effective anti-aging moisturizer, added to other facial products to boost their efficacy, soothe skin after facial treatments or sunburn, or used as a perfect makeup primer. The deliciously fresh scent that stems from a one percent essential oil blend and provides a total sensory experience upon application, then dissipates so it won’t fight your fragrance.
Skin Inc Hydrate ‘Em Custom-Blended Serum Mother’s Day Set ($90 USD, a $145 value) — Deeply hydrate dry skin and plump up fine lines with this custom-blend of Ceramides, Coenzyme Q10 and Hyaluronic Acid, formulated with Skin Inc’s patented encapsulation technology that releases ingredients only upon application.
Dr Jart+ The Original BB Set ($34 USD) — Busy mom? Treat her to an all-in-one beauty fix. Each set contains four of Dr. Jart+’s hero BB’s to help her tackle skincare problems while still providing great coverage.
Le Mieux Skin Perfecter ($189 USD) — The Skin Perfecter uses ultrasonic technology (28,000 ultrasonic vibrations per second) to deeply cleanse pores. The ultrasonic waves create a sudden formation and collapse of bubbles in a liquid form called cavitation. This formation creates a micro-jet like current that increases the permeability of the cell walls, allowing molecules to be more easily transported through the outermost layer of the skin. This in turn pushes out any impurities and cellular debris.
Time to place the focus on your skin. Now that the weather is warmer, I tend to wear less makeup because a full face of creams, primers, foundations etc. feels heavy and can melt right off in the heat and humidity. So skin has to looks great!
I have been testing great products sent to me for my honest review. These products have been helping hydrate my skin while making my pores look smaller!
Also, get ready for a FAB giveaway from Hada Labo Tokyo! Good Luck!
Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Minish Cleansing Bubble ($32 USD) — This mild formula contains a duo of bubble mechanisms to help tighten and unclog pores while removing dead skin cells and controlling excess oil. The result is brighter, firmer, deeply purified skin without irritation or dryness.
What I think: Such a fantastic product (and line)! This fun cleanser bubbles the dirt and gunk right out of your pores. After use, my skin is cleaner and my pores seem smaller, plus my skin is nicely hydrated!
Lumene’s Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum ($21.99 USD) — This ultra-lightweight, pore minimizing, colorless serum contains light-reflecting pigments that add an instant glow to your complexion. The sheer finish Vitamin C BB Serum is completely free of harmful parabens and synthetic colorants, giving your skin only what it really needs!
What I think: This is an affordable, but very effective serum. It has the consistency of a light cream, but absorbs right into the skin and does not leave it greasy at all. It also leaves a subtle glow. I have noticed that my skin looks smoother, and used after my Dr. Jarts+ cleanser, my pores are very small indeed!
Available at CVS, CVS.com, Ulta, Ulta.com, and Dermstore.com.
Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream ($19.95 USD) — Most creams and lotions have key ingredients that create a protective barrier on the surface of the skin to lock in moisture to maintain a healthy pH balance of 5.5. For optimum moisture, slather on Sebamed Moisturizing Face Cream immediately after cleansing or a hot shower, before the skin cools and your pores begin to close.
What I think: My skin is becoming very sensitive as I age. I love using sensitive skin products that have great anti-aging benefits. This cream is awesome at night as it hydrates as I sleep. I love that it doesn’t irritate my skin at all!
Available at SebamedUSA.com.
Hada Labo Tokyo Protecting Day Lotion ($17.99 USD) — Combines broad spectrum sunscreen with Super Hyaluronic Acid™ to replenish moisture and protect skin against the harmful effects of sun exposure. Helps strengthen skin’s resistance to signs of premature aging. Gentle formula leaves skin feeling comfortable, smooth and protected.
I am giving away TWO full-sized Protecting Day Lotions. Just leave a comment and I will enter you in the drawing. I will choose TWO winners on Friday May 30th. Open to United States residents only. GOOD LUCK!
I don’t know about you, but I like to wear less makeup in the summer, especially face makeup. I usually pare down my usual primer, concealer, foundation, powder to something lighter — maybe a multi-tasker like a BB Cream.
To do this, I have to get my skin ready for less makeup. The skincare below will help your pores, firm up your skin and make your skin radiant just in time for warmer weather.
Dr. Jart+ Pore Medic Pore Purifying Mask ($29 for 5 masks) — This refreshing, rejuvenating mask incorporates natural extracts, which work to clear out pores without irritation and stimulate pore contraction. Hydrating ingredients help detoxify and brighten, leaving skin clear, smooth, and refined. This cruelty-free product is hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and free of alcohol and fragrance.
What I think: I LOVE this mask! I put it on my skin, left it there for about 25 minutes, took it off and rubbed the excess serum in my skin. Then I looked in the mirror — wow! My pores were so much smaller looking and my redness was almost gone. My skin was so smooth. Awesome product!
Avon’s ANEW Clinical Infinite Lift Targeted Contouring Serum ($39.99 USD) — Featuring a unique massaging applicator to target the four key facial zones prone to sagging (cheeks, chin, jowls, jaw), this effective serum combines the PolyPeptide Lift Complex with a high concentration of seven instant skin-tighteners including a pharmaceutical grade one for fast acting, fast lifting results.
What I think: I have been using this for a couple of weeks and already see results! I take the product with the applicator and roll the serum on to my chin, jaw and cheeks and then rub it in. It really tightens things up. Which is what I need as I approach my 46th birthday (I KNOW!).
Available exclusively through Avon Representatives. To locate an Avon Representative call 1-800-FOR-AVON or visit www.avon.com.
Sculpt Secret Facial Sculpting Serum ($69 USD) — Say goodbye to under-chin bulge and hello to chiseled jaw and cheek bones with the Sculpt Secret Facial Sculpting Serum. This product’s breakthrough IsoSculpt Complex mixes purified Seaweed Extract with other botanicals to reduce the appearance of double chin, define jaw line, contour cheekbones and tighten neck area, shaving both pounds and years off your appearance without dieting, pills, or surgery.
This unmatched product allows trapped fluids and fat to simply melt away as skin is detoxified. The Chromium CircuSpheres stimulate micro-circulation to boost metabolism and speed up the sculpting process—giving a slimmer, more defined look in just two weeks!
What I think: I have just started using this serum now. I love how it feels and how easy it is to apply. I will continue using it for the two full weeks to see if it slims my face, I have high hopes!
MyBody MyHero Anti-Aging Growth Factor Daytime Lotion ($115 USD) — A unique combination of biomimetic growth factor peptides plus lifting, hydrating and anti-inflammatory ingredients help restore youth and radiance while enhancing the skin’s NMF (Natural Moisture Factor).
Replenishes dehydrated, dry and mature skin with essential hydrators and nourishing moisturizers. The ultimate daytime lotion for dry, mature or compromised skin. By delivering a complete portfolio of anti-aging technologies, including probiotic derived bioactives, antioxidants, skin tighteners and a heroic complex of plant derived growth factor peptides, plus DNA repair actives, the combination of myHERO products maximize the skin’s natural healing abilities to enhance barrier function and rebuild thinning skin for results you can see and feel.
What I think: This is my new daytime lotion. I have been using it under SPF for a few weeks now and really like how it tightens my skin and makes it glow. I only wish it included SPF — the less products I have to use, the better. But, I am seeing results in how young my skin now looks so I will continue using it.
Don’t forget makeup with skincare benefits, light a great BB Cream! Amarte Natural Finish BB Cream Light Tint ($55 USD) — Natural Finish™ Korean BB Cream lets you be your own beauty. This sheer, fine pigmented beauty balm provides uniform coverage without caking or flaking. Designed with SPF 36 to protect you while it softens and smooths for a natural look, Natural Finish™ BB Cream forsakes all else for the beauty of you.
What I think: This actually solves my SPF problem. I can put this on over my MyBody day lotion, and it has SPF and provides coverage with the tint. It feels so light on, but provides moderate coverage. Perfect for the summer when I want to use less products.