My Beauty Favorites — Week of October 16-22, 2017

It’s been cooler this week, so it finally is starting to feel like Fall!

This week, I am loving skincare products that are helping me transition into the cooler weather.  They include amazing cleansers, serums and a great new drugstore brand.  I was sent these fabulous products for my honest review:

The original EVE LOM cleanser ($80 USD) was the first of its kind, putting balm cleansers on the map. With a more in-dept, spa-like application process, this cleanser gives your skin a luxurious experience, removing all dirt and makeup residue, calming your skin down and allowing it to breathe.

EVE LOM Morning Time Cleanser ($60 USD) wakes your skin up and acts as the perfect base for your daily makeup. Achieve the same radiant, glowing complexion as the award-winning original cleanser, now in a quick, rinse-off formula. No muslin cloth needed.

EVE LOM Gel Balm Cleanser ($60 USD) is the latest addition to the cleanse collection. The same benefits as the original cleanser, and the Morning Time Cleanser, now in a new gel-to-balm formula, easily dispensed out of a pump bottle.

What I think:  These Eve Lom cleansers are so luxe, and they really clean without leaving my skin dry.  The original, is like a spa product, and it includes a muslin cloth to remove dirt and makeup.  Even though it really cleanses well, it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin!  The Morning Time cleanser is easy to use and the Gel Balm comes in a nice pump and really hydrates the skin!

Available at Sephora and other high end beauty stores.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Vitamin C Serum ($165 USD) –A daytime vitamin C serum that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion. Featuring a synergistic antioxidant combination of 15% pure vitamin C, 1% vitamin E, and 0.5% ferulic acid to enhance protection against environmental damage caused by free radicals that can contribute to atmospheric aging. This vitamin C serum helps neutralize free radicals induced by UVA/UVB, infrared radiation, and ozone pollution, which may lead to visible signs of accelerated skin aging. *Paraben-free and ideal for normal, dry, and sensitive skin types.

What I think: This is an amazing serum!  This is a morning serum that fights free radicals from daily sun exposure.  Plus, it works really well under makeup.  And I love that it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin. With continued use, I can see improvement of my wrinkles and the firmness of my skin.  Awesome!

Purchase at

YourGoodSkin Refreshing Face Wash ($7.49 USD) — This Refreshing Face Wash gently washes away make-up, excess oil & daily impurities. Skin looks healthy & feels instantly energized.

YourGoodSkin Balancing Skin Concentrate ($19.99, on sale now for $14.99) — This Balancing Skin Concentrate restores & maintains skin’s natural balance for clinically proven visibly healthier skin in just 28 days.

YourGoodSkin SPF30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream ($12.99 USD) — This SPF30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream defends & cares for skin, helping protect it from the environment. Skin looks healthy & feels balanced all day.

What I think: I’ve been trying out these and am enjoying them.  The face wash has a light citrus scent.  It cleanses well and leaves my face feeling so fresh and hydrated. The concentrate works like a serum under my moisturizer.    And the day cream does smell like SPF, but I love that it protects my skin!  I’m going to keep using these, but so far I love that we can get affordable, effective skincare at the drugstore!

Available at Walgreens stores and

What skincare products are you loving right now?


Switch Up Your Skin Care Routine With vbeaute, Yves Rocher, SkinCeuticals and Lumene!

Over the past couple of months I have been trying some new (to me) skin care. These products are great for women who need anti-aging benefits, including wrinkle-smoothing and 0il-controling benefits.

vbeaute It Kit

Vbeaute was founded by Julie Macklowe — a former fashion socialite who managed a multi-million dollar hedge fund. Searching for the perfect skincare, scientists introduced Julie to the Swiss botanical stem-cells from the Alpine Rose plant, one of the Longevity Botanicals that have developed near miraculous anti-aging abilities as they’ve adapted over centuries to the harsh conditions such as cold, UV and severe dryness in the High Alps.

“My chemists were able to infuse the original recipe with 21st century bio-chemical power that makes our exclusive vComplex a breakthrough. vComplex allows healing, anti-aging and DNA protecting abilities that track with your skin’s own cellular needs. No matter your age, climate, stress level or lifestyle, v gives your skin exactly what it craves.” The vComplex is a potent Swiss cellular concentrate based on Swiss Alpine Rose Botanical Technology (ARBT), an age-antagonist that provides antioxidant protection in relation to UV damage. Age-altering ingredients. Serious skin treatments. Innovative technology that works on a cellular level. vbeauté helps correct the sins of the past and protect the skin of your future. Prevent premature aging before it has a chance to happen; put time control in your control. V is your victory over time.

The It Kit® ($165 USD) is a customizable skincare system that houses the products you need to give your skin the treatment it deserves. An elegant gunmetal clutch, the It Kit® holds your five skincare essentials, easy to take anywhere, anytime. With a patented design, the It Kit is refillable; perfect on-the-go sizes of your favorite products are available for replenishment.

Includes Undercover Agent® (anti-wrinkle protecting serum), Rub Off™ (Gentle Facial Exfoliator), Evidence Eraser® (Gentle Foaming Cleanser), Buying Time®(Everyday Creme) and Eye Never® (Nourishing Repair Eye Crème). Learn more at

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Instant Anti-wrinkle Moisturizer

Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal Instant Anti-wrinkle Moisturizer ($27, $14.85 on sale) —Targeted moisturizing for wrinkle-prone areas! The Instant Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer provides deep, intense and lasting moisture and instantly smoothes wrinkles upon application

This is for Normal to Combination Skin and the formula was tested under dermatological supervision.  Includes botanical-based ingredients: maple sugar extract, organic agave sap extract, betaine, witch hazel water.

I love the instant smoothness that this gives without being sticky or uncomfortable on the skin, like some other instant wrinkle smoothers. Purchase at

Lumene Vitamin C+ Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail

Lumene Vitamin C+ Dry Skin Comfort Radiance Cocktail ($21.99 USD) — Active ingredients from cloudberry brighten the skin, improve moisture balance, and protect against the harmful effects of the environment. Highly conditioning cranberry seed oil combines with cloudberry to help nourish and vitalise even the driest skin.

I shake this up and apply it lightly on my skin at night.  The next morning, my skin is radiant and not at all greasy.  Purchase this at CVS stores,


SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense

SkinCeuticals Blemish + Age Defense ($80 USD) Designed specifically for adults, this targeted, oil-free approach to treating adult acne and signs of aging uses a 1st-to-market acid blend combining 2% dioic acid with an alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid formulation designed to prevent acne, minimize hyperpigmentation and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Salicylic acid and LHA combat blemishes; glycolic and citric acids treat fine lines, wrinkles, and roughness; and dioic acid fights acne, reduces excess sebum production and prevents hyperpigmentation that can cause skin to appear prematurely aged. This highly effective, efficient treatment is ideal for acne-prone, aging skin.

NOTE: Proven as effective as the leading prescription drugs, BenzaClin & Tretinoin, in new clinical studies. Available at