New (To Me) Anti-Aging Skincare

I have been testing new skin care products I was sent for my honest review.  I love trying skincare to add to my daily routine.  I think anti-aging skincare really helps my skin looks smoother and younger.

There are the current products I’m using:

 

 

I received anti-aging skincare from Robin McGraw’s new line, Robin McGraw Revelation.  Robin is Dr. Phil’s wife, and she has worked closely with chemists for years and each product has been custom-crafted to utilize the highest-quality, most potent active ingredients, along with cutting-edge technology. Products are void of harmful sulfates, mineral oil, parabens and chemicals. As with all Robin McGraw Revelation products, there is no animal testing. Many of the products are powered by their patent pending Dynamic Infusion Technology. The products I received are:

OMG! Is This Really Me?  Instant Face Shaper  ($34 USD) — Fast-acting formula of high performance ingredients. It claims to to visibly smooth, tighten, and lift the eyes, face, and neck. Packed with 5 unique peptides, each designed to target multiple skin concerns. When I use this, my skin does feel smoother and tighter instantly. I like using it under makeup for a smooth and youthful look during the day.

Dot Your Eyes ($40 USD) — This tightening eye cream takes a multi-action approach to refreshing tired eyes, combining cutting-edge skincare science with potent botanical ingredients to improve skin at the cellular level. Reduces the appearance of puffy eyes, dark circles and fine lines while assisting in natural collagen production to tighten puffy and sagging skin. I use this cream in the morning to ensure that my eye area is smooth before makeup.  It really helps my concealer and powder look flawless!

Live Life LIFTED ($42 USD) — This formula delivers a potent blend of five skin-smoothing, anti-wrinkle peptides and hyaluronic acid deep into to hydrate as well as visibly lift, firm and smooth skin’s appearance for a more sculpted silhouette.This lightweight cream also features jojoba esters with moisturizing vitamins A, D, and C, plus free radical blocking, anti-aging vitamin E-rich sunflower seed oil to provide intense healing and hydration without the sticky after feel.  I have been using this twice a day and have noticed a bit of a lift and tighter skin.  I will continue using it to sculpt my chin and neck!

Available at www.robinmcgrawrevelation.com

DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm
DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm

DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Eye Balm ($50 USD) — Super hydrating eye balm enriched with peptides, caffeine, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants, approved for use on delicate upper eyelids, under eye area and crow’s feet region.

Helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps the eye area feel refreshed, alert and youthful. I apply this on my eyes at night as a hydrating sleeping treatment. Its moisturizing, but not greasy. I’ve noticed that my eyes have been looking smoother since I have been using this.

Available at www.dermadoctor.com, Ulta and other great stores.

NeoCell Hair, Skin & Nails Beauty Chews
NeoCell Hair, Skin & Nails Beauty Chews

Neocell, Hair, Skin, & Nails Beauty Chews, Berry Medley, 30 Soft Chews — Feeling beautiful and healthy has never been so easy as it is now with NeoCell Hair, Skin & Nails Beauty Chews. These potent chews deliver beauty nutrients in a delicious soft chew bursting with natural berry flavors and are perfect for those who have trouble swallowing pills. I like the taste of these, they are a bit tarte.  My nails and skin have been looking nice lately, so I will continue using these!

Research suggests that the right nutrients can have a major impact on hair, skin and nail health:

BioActive NeoCell Collagen – Lab tested for potency & purity

Hyaluronic Acid – Essential component for skin rehydration

Biotin – Supports healthy, luxurious hair & promotes natural energy

Vitamin C – Supports collagen formation in the skin, Antioxidant support against free radicals

What skincare products have you recently discovered?

 

 

 

 

My Current Summer Faves!

Summer is flying by this year!  It has been a long, hot one.  My youngest daughter starts high school in a couple of weeks and my middle daughter goes off to college.  It’s crazy!

This summer I have been loving the items below.  They include a cute quotation book on friendship, Biotin chews to help my skin, a fresh new summer perfume and fun holographic nail polish:

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The Joy of Friendship: A Thoughtful and Inspiring Collection of 200 Quotations ($12.50 USD) — The greatest gift in life is friendship. The Joy of Friendship celebrates these all-important relationships by exploring the nature of friendship, how it forms, and how it endures. From childhood friendships to lifelong best buddies, it is the friendships we build along the way that defines who we are and what our lives are about. As Aristotle said, a friend is “a soul living in two bodies.” The Joy of Friendship collects this and other wisdoms to help you better appreciate those who make your world a better place.

NeoCell Biotin Burst Brazilian Acai Berry 30 Chews ($11.96 USD) — All natural formula bursting with delicious flavor. Acai Berry for protection from free radical damage. Having beautiful and radiant skin has never been so easy- or so delicious. NeoCell Biotin Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delectable, gourmet soft chews.

I’ve been taking these for about a week.  I like the berry taste and the fact that they are chews instead of pills.  They are fun and easy to take.  My skin has been looking pretty clear lately.  I don’t know if it’s too early to see results, but I will continue to take them!

Philosophy Pure Grace Endless Summer ($49 for 2 fl. oz EDT) — summer is a state of mind—and a new limited-edition fragrance. This fragrance celebrates the sultriest of seasons with delicate layers of iced lychee, exotic pomelo and warm musk, conjuring calm and a carefree sensibility with a single spritz.

I have been loving this during the summer.  It’s citrusy and fresh at first, then the musk gives a sultry finish.  I received this in a set that includes a body lotion, but the set doesn’t seem to be on sale any more.  You can get the perfume still.  And I definitely recommend it!

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The gorgeous nail polishes shown above are The Morgan Taylor Lacquer Platinum Collection. 

The claim for this is that it embraces pure excess with rich textures, effects, and an extended-wear formula.

“With Platinum, we wanted to give the wearer an indulgent experience by creating shades, effects, and textures straight from their wildest dreams,” explain brand namesakesMorgan Haile and Taylor Daniel.

These are so gorgeous!  I love all of the shades, but especially Disco Days, a mint green and Glow all Out, a rosey coral shade.   They wear best with a top coat.

What new summer products have you been loving?

 

 

My Beauty Favorites — November 20-26, 2017

I hope everyone’s holiday weekend is going well!  The days just flew by! It was in the 60’s in Kansas City and sunny, just a really nice weekend!

This weeks I have been loving potent skincare.  Do you know that November is National Healthy Skin Month?  I know that it’s almost over, but I wanted to share some of my luxe favorites:

 

Dear by Renee Youth Soothing Crème

Dear by Renée® Youth Soothing Crème ($74.95) Infused with the skin healing, Arnica Extract, which is known to soothe and calm skin disorders like eczema this soothing crème contains several active components that target chronic itchy, red or problematic skin leaving a radiant and hydrated complexion.

What I think: This is perfect for my red, sensitive skin.  It has a creamy texture that makes my skin look instantly smooth.  I love it under makeup in the morning and under my heavier creams at night.  My skin is soft, plus the redness is lessened. I also love how clear and youthful my skin is looking in the few weeks I have been using this.  Worth the price tag!

Available at http://www.dearbyrenee.com

CHUDA Hydrating Healing Cream

CHUDA Hydrating Healing Cream ($150, on sale right now for $75!) is a ground-breaking hydrating healing cream formulated with the purest, most potent and scientifically advanced, medical grade active ingredients. Chuda’s unique formula creates the perfect environment for the skin to heal: Upon application, the cream blankets and protects the skin as it directly delivers its highly concentrated combination of vitamins, botanicals, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and peptides to achieve and maintain healthy skin. Chuda was created by Dr. Elena Ocher, a brilliant diagnostician who has helped thousands of patients successfully find relief with her healing cream.

What I think:  This very luxe cream helps heal sensitive, dry skin.  It’s an amazing night cream, because it instantly hydrates but keeps working as I sleep. I do find when it gets colder, I do need more hydration.  So this will be amazing for winter!

Purchase at shop.chudaskincare.com

G.M. Collin Native Collagen Gel

G.M. Collin Native Collagen Gel ($88 USD) is a visibly re-energizing, dermo-dynamic gel, formulated to protect, moisturize, restore the skin’s natural defense mechanisms and fight wrinkles. With its unique combination of active ingredients, such as Soluble Native Collagen, Honey Extract, Grapefruit Peel, Hydrolyzed Elastin and Oligopeptide-5, the revolutionary gel is perfect for dehydrated, devitalized and mature skin.

What I think:  This gorgeous gel is perfect for using at night to boost hydration and fight wrinkles.  I love it under night creams, but it’s great on it’s own, too.  It sinks in, but leaves my skin so soft.

Purchase at http://www.skin1.com

NGLOT Hydrating Day Serum

INGLOT Hydrating Day Serum ($55 on sale now for $44 USD): Enriched with first-rate ingredients including a microalgae complex and black pearl extract, this serum provides long lasting skin hydration. Bioactive peptides and hyaluronic acid reinstate elasticity and flexibility of the skin and improve its density. Buddleja davidii, also called butterfly bush, cares for the natural protection against external factors. The unique and natural exopolysaccharide perfectly tightens the skin and diminishes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. On top of that, vitamins C, E and F soothe the skin, reduce its unpleasant tension and ease the feeling of irritation.

What I think: I knew that INGLOT made cool cosmetics, but I didn’t know abut their skincare. This is a light serum that is perfect under SPF and makeup for day use. It absorbs really quickly and leaves skin smooth for makeup application.

Purchase at inglotusa.com

NeoCell’s Ceramides Skin Hydrator

NeoCell’s Ceramides Skin Hydrator ($17.99 for 60 capsules at Walgreens) is clinically proven to improve the appearance of your skin and help maintain suppleness, hydration, & elasticity. Additionally, each capsule includes powerful ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, pine bark, astaxanthin, lutein and coconut water, which add an intense boost of hydration to your skin making you look all the more radiant! With just three capsules of this miracle pill daily, you will begin to notice a difference in just 15 days!

What I think: This isn’t something I have used yet, but I think it’s a great idea for those who want to improve skin internally.   I love that this helps radiance and is so affordable!

Available at Walgreens, CVS, Sam’s Club and other great retailers!

 

What skincare products are you using this month?