Prep Your Skin For Fall With Powerhouse Skin Care Part 1

I haven’t been out in the sun too much this summer, but it doesn’t look it’s best right now.  So, I am trying different skin care treatments and moisturizers to get my skin in shape for the cooler weather.

Aromatherapy Associates Revitalising Face Oil
Aromatherapy Associates Revitalising Face Oil

Aromatherapy Associates Revitalising Face Oil ($76 USD) — An effective blend of potent essential oils and natural plant extracts to restore vitality to dull skin. Frankincense, renowned for its rejuvenating and firming properties is combined with Borage and Rose to smooth your skin’s appearance and enhance radiance, for a healthy, glowing complexion.

What I think:  My dull skin can sure use this hydrating face oil.  I love using this at night and in the morning, my skin is soft and glowing.  I love the natural oils and plant extracts.  It is also a light oil, not greasy at all.

Available at http://www.aromatherapyassociates.com/usa

PCA SKIN Purifying Mask ($56 USD) — An at-home clay-based treatment mask that exfoliates, detoxifies and removes impurities, leaving skin smooth, clear and bright.

  • A well-balanced botanical blend to promote a clear complexion
  • Clay-based mask that eliminates built-up impurities in pores
  • Micro-fine pumice to gently exfoliate built-up surface debris

PCA SKIN Intensive Clarity Treatment ($106 USD) — Vital for acneic skin, this salicylic acid formula includes retinol, niacinamide and hexylresorcinol to dramatically reduce and prevent breakouts, while ethyl linoleate, retinopeptide and lilac stem cell extract reduce sebum production and inflammation. With patented OmniSome delivery technology, the ingredients are delivered deeper into the skin for improved results.

What I think: I do still get breakouts (plus I have teenage daughters), so it is important to have quality clearing skin care on hand. Masks are popular now, as they should be, there’s one for each skin concern.  This mask removes dirt and gunk in the skin and helps it stay clear.  The clarity treatment is nice at night.  Skin is much smoother and clearer in the morning!

Purchase at PCASKIN.com

Nassif MD Detox Pads ($45 USD) — Do you want maximum beauty with minimal effort? These exfoliating pads help cleanse, refresh and even the look of skin in just a couple swipes.

Nassif MD Hydro-Screen Hydrating Serum ($80 USD) —  How advanced is your skincare routine? Up your beauty advantages with this serum that was formulated by top chemists to yield optimal results. Lightweight and moisturizing, it absorbs quickly to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles and leave skin looking fresher and more youthful. 

Nassif MD Night Beauty Therapy Serum ($75 USD) —  If you’re a fan of beauty sleep, get ready to take it to the next level. This age-defying night serum addresses the look of dry skin, visible wrinkles, uneven skin tone and lack of firmness to deliver a more youthful appearance. Its concentrated formula gently delivers retinol to skin and leaves it looking smoother and firmer. Get the more beautiful skin you’ve been dreaming of — and all while enjoying those

What I think: I am always a fan of a good exfoliating pad.  I use the Detox pads after I clean my face, they get any left behind dirt in my pores and leave my skin smooth and clear.

The hydrating serum is good for the day because it is so light.  Since it does sink in so quickly, it works well under my day moisturizer, or CC cream.  The night serum has retinol and smoothes the skin overnight and it’s much smoother by morning.

Purchase at http://www.hsn.com

My Beauty Favorites — Week of April 25-May 1, 2016

We have had a stormy, rainy week in Kansas City!  It looks like this week should be a lot warmer and sunnier.  You never know what type of weather you will have here!

And like our varied weather, I love to try all sorts of different types of beauty products!  This week I was send a gorgeous lip oil in a fun shaker, luxe skincare and beautiful hair care to review.  These are what I am loving this week:

LancĂ´me Juicy Shaker
LancĂ´me Juicy Shaker

LancĂ´me Juicy Shaker ($21 USD) –Shake it up with the latest innovation: Juicy Shaker’s bi-phase technology delivers the first pigmented lip oil with 2 distinct phases. The first phase is a transparent oil phase for a comfortable non-sticky shine. The second is the pigment phase for a shot of color. Shake Juicy Shaker like a cocktail shaker to mix the pigments and oil. The cushion applicator enhances application by delivering the perfect ‘shot’ of addictive non-sticky shine and a sheer tint of color to your lips that is simply irresistible.

The cocktail blend of 5 nourishing oils treats your lips like a lip balm. Peach kernel oil; a well-known emollient softens lips while Sweet Almond oil conditions and Cranberry oil provides rich anti-oxidant properties. Muscat Rose oil is rich in essential fatty acids and helps to soothe lips. So addictive, you won’t be able to resist applying it over and over.

What I think:  I have been loving lip oils this year.  I like how they moisturize, give shine and some color. I have few different brands, but was so excited to try this one!  I received it in 300 Lemon Explosion (above), a sheer pink and 102 Apri-Cute, a pigmented coral. These are gorgeous one, great for a fun pop of color that is very good for the lips!  I might have to pick up some more!

Purchase at http://www.lancome-usa.com

NASSIF MD
NASSIF MD

NASSIF MD Bio-Rhythmic Skincare CLOCK AM Daily Environmental Defense Serum ($95 USD) — This ultra-concentrated serum synchronizes with the skin’s daytime biorhythms and defends the skin from environmental assault, including the newest types of UV radiations (cell phones, flat screens, and laptops) known as HEV (High Energy Visible) light.

NASSIF MD Bio-Rhythmic Skincare Dawn to Dusk Cleanser ($35 USD) — This foaming cleanser is the perfect start to our skin care system. The jojoba and ivory palm seed spheres instantly rid the skin of dead cells and surface impurities, revealing a glowing and radiant skin that’s primed for intense nourishment and treatment. Infused with: Ivory Palm Seed, Jojoba, Pomegranate, Panthenol, and Allantoin.

NASSIF MD Bio-Rhythmic Skincare CLOCK PM Night Serum ($110 USD) — In accordance with the skin’s nocturnal biorhythms, our night time serum is full of beneficial mega complexes for the rejuvenation, detoxification and recovery of skin during our rest phase. In only a few hours, liposome-delivered Roxisomes dive deep to help support the skin’s natural repair of damage from oxygen free radicals. Infused with: Pomegranate, Safflower Oil, MATRIXYL SYNTHE-6, Detoxophane, Sea Whip Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Ergothioneine, Astaxanthin, Roxisomes, Sunflower Oil, and Elastomer Silicone.

What I think: These products are fantastic in fighting pollutants on our skin. The cleanser exfoliates so well, skin is soft and clear after used.  The claim is that the serums sync with our biorhythms.  I don’t know if that’s true, but they do sink into the skin quickly and leave it with a nice glow.  Wonderful for use under your favorite moisturizers!

Purchase at http://www.macys.com

Madison Reed’s Permanent At-Home Color Kit
Madison Reed’s Permanent At-Home Color Kit

Madison Reed’s Permanent At-Home Color Kit ($24.95 USD) — A 9-piece color kit with everything you need for salon results at home—except the harsh chemicals.

The advanced color formula is enhanced with a Triple Care Complex of Argan Oil, Keratin, and Ginseng Root extract to strengthen, repair, and bring out your hair’s natural shine.  The result is vibrantly colored hair that feels softer, stronger, and healthier. You’ll get rich, long-lasting, multi-tonal color without the stink, burn, or itch from common dyes.

What I think:  This kit is so luxe!  I loved using it, it came with everything and more I needed to color my hair — including color-safe shampoo and conditioner, a hair cap and wipes to remove color from skin.  My hair was soft, shiny and gorgeous after used.  I chose Napoli Brown – 5NGV.  My hair is dark brown, and this had golden highlights which is so pretty.  It comes in 32 shades.  Do the quiz on the website and you will find an amazing color!

Purchase at http://www.madison-reed.com

 

Innovative New Skincare To Improve Your Complexion This Spring

In the summer, it gets so hot in Kansas City that I don’t wear a lot of makeup.  Because of this, I like my skincare to be in tip-top shape by summer.

I have been using the luxe skincare products below for a couple of weeks and my skin looks better than it has in a while! With all of these products, my pores are looking much smaller, my skin is clear and has an even tone, it is so soft and my little wrinkles are almost gone.  These products may be a bit costly, but they are worth it!

Babor Reversive Anti-Aging Cream Rich
Babor Reversive Anti-Aging Cream Rich

Babor Reversive Anti-Aging Cream Rich ($185 50ml) — ReVersive is unique, as it contains a high-performance formula with four active ingredients that interact in perfect synergy. Designed as a complete anti-aging system, ReVersive restores youthful radiance and luminosity, leaving the complexion looking firmer and smoother with a beautifully even appearance. This slightly richer, soft-textured cream is ideal for dry skin, and can also be used as night cream to pamper the skin.

What I think: This is a rich cream that is not greasy at all!  It absorbs into the skin leaving it so soft.  I love using this at night over a potent serum to lock in moisture and make skin smooth and hydrated by morning.

Available in the world’s finest spas and at www.babor.com.

Intraceuticals Opulence Collection
Intraceuticals Opulence Collection

Intraceuticals The Opulence Collection provides powerful ingredients to dually target existing hyperpigmentation and prevent the formation of future spots, all while keeping the overall health of the skin in mind. Vitamin A gently promotes cell turnover and natural exfoliation to diminish the appearance of dark stops. Vitamin C works alongside Vitamin A to promote brightening benefits, while also providing super antioxidant benefits. Nonapeptide-1, the latest and greatest tyrosinase inhibitor available, assists in the long term defense of unwanted discoloration and control of brown spots and overall skin tone. All this while 3 layers of hyaluronic acid visibly hydrate and plump the skin for a healthier, more youthful appearance.

The new Intraceuticals Opulence collection, which includes the Opulence Daily Serum ($149 USD), sulfate free Brightening Cleanser ($49 USD), Hydration Gel ($89 USD), Moisture Binding Cream ($69 USD) and Brightening Wand ($49 USD) are available now at http://intraceuticals.com/.

What I think: I do have some brown spots on my face and so I was excited to try this line!  My favorite products are the Hydration Gel and the Brightening Wand, because they both are such unique products.  I use the Hydration Gel after serum and it really helps hydrate and even out my skin tone.  I have been using the Brightening Wand on brown spots and have seen a bit of a lightening effect, which I hope will lighten even more as I continue using it.

Nassif MD Bio-Bundle Clock AM, Clock PM and Dawn to Dusk
Nassif MD Bio-Bundle Clock AM, Clock PM and Dawn to Dusk

Nassif MD Bio-Bundle Clock AM, Clock PM & Dawn to Dusk ($225 USD) — You can either purchase these three products separately or in a bundle.  They are:

Clock AM Day Serum ($95 USD) synchronizes with the skin’s daytime biorhythms and defends the skin from environmental assault, including the newest types of UV radiation (cell phones, tablets and laptops) known as HEV (High Energy Visible) light. The key benefits of Clock AM include shielding the skin against hidden causes of premature aging, elasticity loss and wrinkles. It noticeably boosts skin hydration as well as helps firm the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines.

Clock PM Night Serum ($95 USD) is full of beneficial mega-complexes for the rejuvenation, detoxification and recovery of skin during our rest phase. In only a few hours, liposome-delivered Roxisomes™ dive deep to help support the skin’s natural repair of damage from oxygen free radicals that occurs during the day. When combined with the nighttime biorhythm’s reparative mode, the skin is genuinely restored to preserve its youthful glow. The hero ingredient Astaxanthin acts as a potent antioxidant bolstering cellular resistance to environmental toxins. Matrixyl Synthe-6, a fortifying peptide, helps stimulate collagen production, contributing to firm, smooth skin. During sleep, recovering cells and the epidermal matrix are infused with essential sustenance for skin regeneration, restoration and renewal.

Dawn To Dusk Exfoliating Cleaner ($35 USD) is the perfect start to our skincare system.  The jojoba and ivory palm seed spheres instantly rid the skin of dead cells and surface impurities, revealing a glowing and radiant skin that’s primed for intense nourishment and treatment. The main ingredients are Ivory Palm Seed, Jojoba, Pomegranate, Panethenol and Allantoin.

What I think:  I have been using these three products for a couple of weeks and I love them.  The cleanser is extremely gentle, and makes my skin so soft and clean without irritating it at all.  Both serums instantly smooth and soften my skin.

Learn more and purchase at http://www.nassifmdskincare.com/products.

Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels ($50 USD) — When time isn’t on your side FlashPatch™ Eye Gels revive tired, fatigued eyes in just 5 minutes. Hydrogel patch technology provides deep hydration and eye revitalization in a way that topical creams or serums cannot.

Highly advanced cooling and refreshing translucent hydrogel patches accelerate the delivery of essential ingredients Caffeine and Hydrolyzed Collagen. Stay-put patches ensure you get the ingredients where you need them most. The result is a smoother, brighter, more youthful appearance. Included: 30 Pairs of FlashPatch Eye Gels

What I think: These are so cool (LOL, they literally cool the skin around your eyes)! They feel amazing when applied and really de-puff eyes.  Plus you get a bunch — 30 pairs is a lot!

Available at http://www.neimanmarcus.com.