As The Weather Grows Cooler, Take Care Of Your Skin!

I can’t believe it’s Fall!  Yay!  I hope the weather becomes cooler soon.  I am all about the Fall fashions and makeup shades — but I really need to take care of my skin during this time of year.

I have been sent the following samples for my honest review.  The products below can moisturize, calm and really soothe skin during the colder weather:

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner ($99 1.7 oz) — New Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is a lightweight daily pore-minimizing lotion and anti aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long-term visible pore reduction. 96% of subjects had an immediate improvement in visible pore size after a single application. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity common to Retinol use. The powerfully effective blend purifies and refines both skin tone and texture, while delivering superior age fighting benefits.

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer ($112 1.7 oz) — New Advanced Retinol Intensive Night Moisturizer delivers the proven anti-aging benefits of Retinol faster and stronger than ever before – without the irritating side effects. This anti-aging night cream supports the four essential building blocks of healthy skin appearance: proteins, micronutrients, water and lipids. Retinol helps improve cell turnover, visibly enhancing firmness and elasticity and diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy and limit Retinol sensitivity. The supercharged face cream with Retinol and Copper Tripeptides is the ultimate solution for more radiant, revitalized and younger looking skin.

What I think: I have found that my fun aging issue right now is enlarged pores.  And if something irritates my skin, my pores get larger.  That’s why I am excited that these products exist!  They do not irritate my skin, which is essential!  I layer the night cream over the pore refiner at night and my skin is glowing and smooth in the morning!

Purchase at http://www.strivectin.com

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist ($24 1.7 oz) — A daily hydrating mist featuring the relaxing scent of rose that restores and hydrates the complexion and is ideal for normal/combination skin types.

Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream ($44 1.4 fl. oz) — This creamy moisturizer with Rose Hip Oil helps improve skin moisture levels while providing essential protection against free radicals.

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream  ($46 1.4 fl. oz) — This high performance soothing cream features our proprietary Comfort Complex including Calendula, to help comfort sensitivity, while essential fatty acids provide optimum hydration and skin barrier protection benefits with antioxidants to help protect against environmental aggressors. Skin feels restored, comforted and hydrated.

What I think: I have tried the balancing mist, so I was excited to receive this sample!  It is both refreshing and moisturizing.  It has a light rose scent that I love! The creams are new to me, but I will use the rose moisturizing cream when I need extra moisture (at night), and the calendula cream when my skin is red and sensitive.  I love that they are all natural.

Available at http://www.beauty.com

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Moisturizer
La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Moisturizer

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac Moisturizer ($37.99 1.35 fl. oz) — Rosaliac moisturizer helps neutralize visible redness on a daily basis to harmonize skin complexion. This weightless, light-green tinted formula contains Xanthine, a patent-pending ingredient, helps soothe skin.  It also contains La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water: rich in Selenium, a powerful, natural antioxidant, provides instant skin soothing.

What I think: This is another great cream for red and sensitive skin. This one is nice to use in the daytime, as the green tint helps balance out the red in my skin.  It also feels really nice on.

Purchase at Target stores

 

Oil Essentials Omega 3,6,9 & Evening Primrose
Oil Essentials Omega 3,6,9 & Evening Primrose

Oil Essentials Omega 3,6,9 and Evening Primrose ($12.99 1.69 fl. oz.) — is a revitalizing, light formula that helps to nourish and heal dry skin as well as strengthen and moisturize hair and scalp. All Oil Essentials are natural, sustainable formulas that are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic colors. Conveniently, Oil Essentials can also be used as a “Beauty Booster” by adding a drop to your favorite skin and hair-care products.

What I  think: This smells amazing!  I love using it on my hands and cuticles.  It is also a great night skin treatment.  Apply it in the evening in place of night cream and skin is soft in the morning.

Available at Rite Aid stores.

Feel Good About Your Beauty Routine With Natural Products

There are so many wonderful natural beauty products on the market these days include natural skincare and hair care. I find that not only are these products better for you, they are very effective.

Below are some of my current favorite natural hair care and skin care.  Leave a comment letting me know some of your favorites — I would love ideas for what to try next!

L'Occitane Peony Collection
L’Occitane Peony Collection

The peony, known as the “king of flowers” is valued for its unparalleled beauty and rarity. Embracing the absolute perfection of this elegant bloom, L’OCCITANE’s newest skincare collection helps to achieve a natural-looking complexion with their proprietary, Perfecting Peony Complex. Peony extract and mineral-based optical correctors help to visibly correct skin texture irregularities and minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines for stunningly beautiful, luminous skin.

What I think: I have been testing (and loving) this collection. The products left to right are the Peony Perfecting Essence, the Peony CC Skin Tone Perfecting Cream, the Peony Perfecting Cream and the Peony Perfecting Mist.  They all have a lovely light floral scent.  Used together, the skin care leaves my skin soft and glowing.  The CC cream starts out white and blends to my skin tone.  It gives a nice light coverage and my skin is smooth and even with use.

Learn more and purchase at usa.loccitane.com.

Eye Cream
Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream ($24.99 USD) — From the dreaded crows feet to those tiring bags under the eyes, uniting the power of peptides & antioxidants, this product packs a punch. Contains a peptide formula that reduces dark circles under the eyes.  Works to strengthen capillaries & veins, while increasing lymphatic drainage & circulation.  Effectively increases firmness and elasticity of skin, while reducing swelling.

What I think: This is such a light cream that instantly absorbs into my skin.  It hydrates the skin under my eyes and helps make the fine lines less noticeable. I use it day and night (I’m never without an eye cream).  This one is affordable and works really well (and it’s natural)!

http://www.madhippie.com

 

Oil Essentials
Oil Essentials

Oil Essentials  ($12.99 USD): A collection of natural beauty oils that nourish and heal to deliver healthy, shiny hair and youthful hands and nails. Packed with powerful yet gentle extracts from Mother Nature’s most nourishing plants and fruits, these luxurious oils inspire the senses with essential oils while providing glowing beauty benefits. These oils are free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic colors and are safe for sensitive skin. Oil Essentials is complete with six different oils to deliver outstanding results:

  • Argan & Wheat Germ – Aqua
  • Omega 3,6,9 & Evening Primrose
  • Neroli & Avocado
  • Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage
  • Sweet Almond & Macadamia
  • Lavender & Rose Hip

What I think:  I always like to have natural oils around for my hair, cuticles and elbows.  All of the above oils will moisturize and heal, but my favorite is the Sweet Almond & Macadamia because it prevents loss of moisture in hair and skin.  It smells amazing.  I love how it sinks into my skin and leaves it so soft!

Available at Walmart, HEB and Riteaid stores, as well as Riteaid.com. The company website is www.oilessentialsbeauty.com.

Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Cleansing Conditioner
Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition  Conditioning Cleanser

Salon Grafix Healthy Hair Nutrition Collection ($7.99 USD): An alternative to harsh shampoos and conditioners. The multi-purpose sulfate and paraben-free cleansers are formulated to rebalance natural oils with pure ingredients, leaving hair clean, soft and full of body. The single step hair care regimen replaces shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler, and leave-in conditioner with these amazing sulfate-free Conditioning Cleansers.

What I think:  I have been testing the Conditioning Cleanser for Dry or Damaged Hair. It smell creamy and a little spicy — the scent is Moroccan Macadamia.  I use it in place of shampoo and conditioner, I just work it in my wet hair, leave it in for a few minutes and rinse.  My hair is soft and manageable afterwards and is not left dry by shampoo.

Available at http://www.walgreens.com, Walgreens and Duane Reade stores.