Smooth and Tone Skin For Summer!

I love trying new skin care.  I never know when I am going to find a new favorite.  I also think it’s good to switch things up now and then in my skincare routine.

Below are my new favorites from Intraceuticals, Hada Labo Tokyo, Luzern, Lumene and The Vitamin Shoppe.

What are your current skincare faves?  Leave a comment and let me know.

Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Cleansing Gel
Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Cleansing Gel

Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Cleansing Gel ($29 USD) — A lightweight gel cleanser to thoroughly cleanse the skin. Removes impurities, restoring the skin’s natural balance. Primes the skin for optimal results from 3 step hyaluronic layering.

What I think: This is a nice, light cleanser that cleans skin without drying it out.  I think a gel cleanser is perfect for summer as it isn’t heavy on the skin.

Available at http://www.intraceuticals.com

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask
Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask ($14.99 Pack of 4) — Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask one of a kind spa treatment at home! 10 minute revitalizing facial. Intense yet gentle infusion of anti-aging ingredients for an immediate boost of hydration and youth restoration. Adheres perfectly to the facial contours for maximum coverage. Suitable for all skin types. Free from parabens, fragrances, dyes and mineral oil. Clinically shown to deliver significant results in 4 weeks: 79% saw improved skin texture & smoothness, 74% saw improved skin elasticity & firmness, 4 Week Clinical Study – Improvement over baseline.

What I think: These are so great!  They are easy to use — just open a pack and smooth the paper mask on your skin.  Then leave it on for 10 minutes and remove.  Leaves skin soft and glowing!

Available at http://www.ulta.com

Luzern Laboratories Force De Vie Pure Oxygen Eye Contour Crème
Luzern Laboratories Force De Vie Pure Oxygen Eye Contour Crème

Luzern Laboratories Force De Vie Pure Oxygen Eye Contour Crème ($90 USD) — This moisture-rich cream unites the latest eye contour-perfecting technology with the cutting-edge formula of Force De Vie Crème Luxe, the anti-aging crème moisturizer that has inspired a cult following. Force De Vie restores the “life force” to skin by optimizing three skin-vital functions: cellular energy, moisture balance, and nutrient utilization for a fresh, healthy-looking, radiant complexion…everyday. Boosts cellular oxygen uptake to increase collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis and promote microcirculation to enhance skin luminosity.

What I think:  This is a gorgeous eye cream!  It is velvety in texture and glides right onto the eye area.  I notice that instantly, the skin around my eye looks more hydrated and smoother.

Purchase at http://www.luzernlabs.com

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum
Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum

Lumene Bright Now Vitamin C BB Serum ($21.99 USD) — Instantly brightening. Illuminating. Beautifying. Pore minimizing. Hydrating. Sheer finish. No color. All skin types. Arctic skin science. Wild arctic cloudberry and encapsulated vitamin C. The potent nectar and seed oil of the resilient arctic cloudberry protect and detoxify, while encapsulated vitamin C allows for time-released skin penetration. Additional light reflecting pigments provide instant luminosity. The bioactive combination delivers lasting radiance for bright, smooth skin, protected from the signs of aging. Formulated without parabens, formaldehyde donors, mineral oil, synthetic colorants. Vitamin C BB serum provides instantly silky soft, visibly more beautiful and brighter skin. Light reflecting pigments help to create flawless, radiant complexion. Gently exfoliates to help clarify the skin and smooth out a rough texture. Helps to minimize pores and keep skin matte.

What I think:  Serum is so important for all skincare regimens.  This not only delivers anti-aging powerhouses like Vitamin C, it gives skin

Available at mass market retailers. Learn more at http://www.lumene.com

The Vitamin Shoppe Moroccan Argan Replenishing Skin Care Oil ($7.99 USD), Balancing, Nurturing, Hydrating. For general skin care dispense small amount of oil into palm of hand. Rub hands together to spread evenly & pat onto face, hair other areas of need. For added benefit mix each pump o oil with 1 to 2 drops of Vitamin Shoppe Essential Oil.

The Vitamin Shoppe Peppermint Essential Oil ($8.49 USD) — The Vitamin Shoppe Peppermint 100% Pure Essential Oil. Add essential oils to Vitamin Shoppe Carrier oils. Do not apply undiluted oils directly to your skin.

What I think:  I haven’t used a lot of essentials oils, but the cooling property of peppermint oil is touted to improve the dullness of your skin and dry up excess oil.  I have tried Argan oil before and love how hydrating it is for skin and hair.  Both of these products are very affordable and natural!

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

As Summer Winds Down, Keep Your Skin Healthy With Natural Products From The Vitamin Shoppe

I love that you can use natural products, and get great results for your skin at the same time.  Win, win! Try one of the following products — you will love them!

Vitamin C W/Coq10 Facial Cleanser from Beauty Without Cruelty ($11.99 USD) — This wonderful softening facial cleanser contains Organic aloe vera gel, organic botanical infusion (chamomile, calendula, lavender), Co-enzyme Q10 and many other natural ingredients.  It does not contain parabens, animal ingredients and it is not tested on animals.

Kiss My Face Face Factor Spf 30 For Face and Neck ($11.99 USD) — Kiss My Face combines Oat Protein and Oat Beta Glucan, a dynamic duo of patented ingredients that reduce irritation and inflammation and fight against damaging free radicals as they moisturize your skin. This contains UVA/UVB Protection, it is water-resistant and is 100% paraben free.

Vanilla Honey Spf 15 Lip Balm by Kiss My Face ($3.29 USD) — Smooth, soothe and protect chapped lips organically with this 72% organic treatment. It works quickly to return your lips to a happy state with SPF 15 and tasty vanilla honey flavor. This product contains no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or unnecessary  chemicals and was not tested on animals.

One With Nature’s Shea Body Wash ($8.49 USD) — With a sweet and soothing scent, this ultra moisturizing body wash provides a thick, rich lather to gently cleanse the skin.  Shea butter and natural minerals, muds and salt of the Dead Sea Basin moisturize your skin and leave it feeling clean, healthy and rejuvenated.

100% Pure Cosmetics Honey Almond Body Scrub ($22.99 USD)  Juicy and invigorating body scrub smoothes away bumps and flakes for incredibly silky soft skin.  Fruit oils deeply moisturize while anti-aging vitamins and antioxidants nourish.  Fruit acids brighten gently for a healthy glow.  No harsh detergents, no synthetic chemicals, no artificial fragrances or any other toxins that can strip, irritate or dehydrate your delicate skin.  Truly, 100% Pure.

All products are available for purchase at The Vitamin Shoppe or at http://www.vitaminshoppe.com.