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If it is possible to be 'in love' with a skin care brand, then I am head over heels with Dr.Brandt Skincare! About a month ago, I was given the opportunity to review some of the best skincare products I have ever tried! My skin has been extremely dry with the colder weather, and I thought it was because I was finally starting to look old! Thankfully, Dr, Brandt Skincare products saved my skin, just like a handsome Prince rescues a Princess, and made me look young again!
Okay, that might sound like a silly comparison, but I truly do feel like a beautiful, and I might add, "young" princess after using these miracle products. Here is a look at a few of my newest favorite products from Dr. Brandt – Radiance Resurfacing Foam, Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask, and Neck Sculpting Cream.
Radiance Resurfacing Foam
A cream-to-foam packed with alpha hydroxy acids and paired with a no-blade tool that, together, lift away dead skin cells to reveal a fresh, radiant, super-hydrated complexion. You simply apply the cream to your entire face, and then you use the no-blade tool, and glide in an upward motion with gentle pressure to lift away the layer of foam. You then rub the remaining cream into your skin.
Neck Sculpting Cream
Neck Sculpting Cream is a neck rejuvenation formula and application process that combines a luxurious cream with traditional Gua Sha technique from Eastern Chinese Medicine. Massaged into skin with the rose quartz tool, it leaves the neck and jaw area looking more toned, sculpted and smooth while increasing the feeling of firmness. Additionally, the product targets “tech neck”, which are the lines below the neck caused by constantly looking down at one’s electronic devices. With continued use, the results are dramatic: enjoy significantly reduced appearance of volume under the chin for a more sculpted looking neck and jawline that appears more youthful and rejuvenated.
Hydro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask
A deeply hydrating recovery sleeping mask that balances skin’s naturally-occurring flora and locks in moisture overnight to hydrate, reduce redness, and soothe signs of irritation. This leave-on mask works through the night to reduce redness and signs of irritation while restoring hydration to dry skin in 24 hours. Skin wakes up with a natural glow, looking and feeling refresh, soothed, nourished, and hydrated
Here are the results, and I am loving them!
When it comes to skin care, I am always seeking the newest, most innovative products that are proven to restore youthfulness, combat aging, reverse wrinkles, repair damage and prevent further signs of aging. Is that too much to ask? I don't think so. My skin is the first thing people notice when they see me, so I want it to look amazing!
Chamonix is one of those companies that uses the highest quality of ingredients. As opposed to other brands, Chamonix products do not contain mineral oil, petroleum by-products, pharmaceutical preservatives, or other harmful ingredients commonly found in skin care products. They also use the clinical concentrations of the key ingredients, the reason for their effectiveness.
Established in 1999, Chamonix is a premier anti-aging, natural skin care and nutraceutical company with a product line consisting of over 50 products. Our products are all based on antioxidants and natural substances to repair and prevent damage caused by sun, wind, pollution, stress, and other external and internal factors.
Chamonix recently introduced their Genucel line, which uses revolutionary Plant Stem Cell technology.
I was given the chance to review several best selling products from Chamonix's Genucel line, and I am highly impressed with each one!
Cristalles - At Home Microdermabrasion Treatment
I believe that every good skin care routine should begin with a very good exfoliation/microdermabrasion treatment. You must do this at least once each week. Microdermabrasion is a treatment used in dermatologists' offices and at top spas to treat the appearance of skin roughness, fine facial lines, wrinkles, age spots, and skin discoloration. It also gets rid of the layer of dead skin cells and dirt, which can prevent your skin from absorbing all of the beneficial nutrients and ingredients in your skin care products. Cristalles microdermabrasion treatment uses the same active ingredient (magnesium oxide) as doctors’ offices and spas but in an easy-to-use cream base. After a two or three minute application, you’ll see remarkable result! I love it!
Genucel Eyelid Treatment
I have never used a product for my eyelids before. I had always wished that there was a skin care company that would have created one, however, because our eyelids are one of the first parts of our bodies to show age! Most skin care products are too strong for my eyelids, which are very sensitive, and so I have not applied product to them. Thankfully, the Genucel Eyelid Treatment's Innovative formula with breakthrough science lifts, firms, and brightens the appearance of droopy eyelids. Give saggy, droopy eyes a fresh lifted look. I have been using it for a month now, and my eyelids definitely look younger.
Genucel XV Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Every morning and every evening after cleansing, one of the most important products I reach for is a good anti-wrinkle/moisturizer. The Genucel Anti-Wrinkle Treatment is the softest, silkiest most effective & advanced wrinkle treatment yet! Genucel XV incorporates the latest Plant Stem Cell technology with new peptides, hyaluronic acid, CoQ10, along with Enzyme Activation ™ group (vitamins B3, B6) delivers outstanding moisturizing and anti-aging effects! My skin looks completely revitalized!
Novara Ultra Sculpting
Finally, an anti-aging product for the body! Novara Ultra Sculpting treatment is specifically designed to target troublesome areas of your body.
It tighten and tones the skin which reduces the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. I always apply this cream to my upper arms and tummy, because those are the areas that I feel need extra help in firming up. My skin always feels extra moisturized and firmer after I use this.
Genucel Plant Stem Cell therapy for bags & puffiness
This hydrating cream targets bags & puffiness under the eyes. I am still fortunate enough to not have bags and/or puffiness under my eyes yet, and so I have not yet tried this product. My mother uses it and has let me know that it is one of the best under eye treatments she has ever used.
Genucel Deep Firming Serum
This products is my absolute favorite! I always use a facial serum, as part of my regular skin care routine. The Genucel Deep Firming Serum incorporates the latest Plant Stem Cell technology preserve the appearance of a youthful look and along with Liposome Technology proven to deliver its active ingredient, Vitamin C, at a 7.5% concentration to the deepest layer (the dermis) of the skin. After cleansing, I add a few drops of this amazing serum to my fingertips and massage it all over my entire face, neck and upper chest area. Upon application, it actually gets very warm on my skin! I am not sure why that happens, but it has got to be a good thing, I suppose.
My skin has definitely improved in texture as well as firmness. I usually only use it at night, due to it being a bit oily for daytime use. I love the way it makes my skin look and feel.
It is so nice to feel great in my own skin!
For more information, and to check out additional Chamonix Products, go to: https://www.betterskintoday.com
Product received. All opinions are my own.
PUR ATTITUDE™ LAUNCHES PURENERGIZER™ COMPLETE ANTI-AGING KIT
With Handheld Nano Solutions Skin Infuser that Uses Ultrasonic Nanotechnology to Moisturize Skin
And 3 Targeted Nano Solutions: MAX Defense Lift & Firm, Moisture Magnet Anti-Aging, and MAX Brightening
This season, PUR attitude™ announced the release of its PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit. The kit features the Nano Solutions Skin Infuser a handheld device that harnesses ultrasonic nanotechnology to transform targeted serums into a potent “nano-vapor” that can penetrate more deeply into the skin. This process creates fresh liposomes on the skin at the time of application, which enables improved delivery of key ingredients. The process works synergistically with the skin’s natural lipid barrier; the experience is therefore personalized for every user’s unique skin type.
“The PUR attitude brand is always on the cutting edge of advanced technology using safe ingredients,” said Jerry Rayman, President of PUR attitude. “Because we are an independent high-science beauty brand, we are nimble enough to disrupt the marketplace with innovation, while safely delivering results in a nontoxic way. The new PURenergizer™ product with the handheld Nano Solutions Skin Infuser is beyond the cutting edge of skin care technology. We’ve ventured into new performance territory.”
The PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit uses a waterless natural polymer system found in almost every cell of the human body. By linking these natural polymers with phospholipids, ceramides, and sphingolipids, the ultrasonic technology creates liposomes of 7.0 – 10.0 microns, which allows for the improved absorption of key ingredients through the skin’s defense wall. This process plumps the skin and softens the look of wrinkles with technology that is safe and natural.
“While the major component of most moisturizers is water, these molecules attract each other, associating themselves through hydrogen bonding, creating a disorderly, chaotic cluster that can impede absorption and actually dry the skin,” said beauty industry chemist David Pollock, PUR attitude’s formulator, of the science behind the innovation. “Liposomes were once thought to solve this problem, providing transdermal delivery of actives for pharmaceutical and cosmetic brands. However, traditional formulations containing emulsifiers, or binding agents, were found to damage the liposomes, making them unstable over time.”
The PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit transforms vital nutrition for the skin using a nano-solution vapor that allows key ingredients to penetrate more deeply. The kit includes one bottle each of the new serums: MAX Defense Lift & Firm Nano Solution, Moisture Magnet Anti-Aging Nano Solution, and MAX Brightening Nano Solution. These serums are intended to be used together to visibly improve skin firmness, elasticity, radiance and overall skin tone. The rechargeable Nano Solutions Skin Infuser is designed for daily use, and the entire process takes just minutes to complete.
MAX Defense Lift & Firm Nano Solution is an age-defying complex that delivers a powerful combination of antioxidants for broad-spectrum defense against oxidative damage. It also provides nutrients to enhance natural skin recovery and minimize the signs of aging. MAX Defense is available in 1 fl. oz.at a retail price of $45. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used once daily.) Key performance features include:
- Watermelon extract protects skin deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) against free radicals.
- While most products protect against just one form of free radical damage, this serum fights both reactive nitrogen species (RNS) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) free radical damage.
- Probiotics increase skin energy.
Moisture Magnet Anti-Aging Nano Solution is formulated to invigorate the skin’s natural barriers to help it retain moisture, increase hydration, and deliver necessary electrolytes. Moisture Magnet is available in 1 fl. oz. at a retail price of $45. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used once daily.) Key performance features include:
- Natural polymer acts as a moisture magnet, binding hydration to the skin.
- Sea Kelp replenishes the skin’s electrolyte balance.
- Lipids replenish the skin’s natural barrier.
- Treats dry skin by nearly doubling hydration and delivering essential electrolytes.
- Leaves skin feeling cool, refreshed and more radiant.
MAX Brightening Nano Solution was created to improve the skin’s overall firmness and lighten dark aging spots. The solution contains an active form of vitamin C that improves collagen synthesis. Max Brightener is available in 1 fl. oz. at a retail price of $45. (This is approximately a six-week supply, when used once daily.) Key performance features include:
- Significantly lightens age spots.
- Combats hyperpigmentation.
- Evens out skin tone and texture.
- Improves skin elasticity.
When comparing the performance of these serums used on their own to application of the same serum with the Nano Solutions Skin Infuser, liposomal nano-vapor demonstrated that it was 150 percent more effective in skin moisturization, 150 percent more effective in smoothing skin texture, and 30 percent more effective in overall skin care results.
Each product in the PUR attitude line is dermatologist tested and approved, backed by independent clinical studies, and follows the brand’s standards for “Safe Beauty,” avoiding harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes.
The PURenergizer™ Complete Anti-Aging Kit is available at a retail price of $80. The kit includes one PURenergizer™ Nano Solution Skin Infuser and one bottle each of MAX Defense Lift & Firm Nano Solution, Moisture Magnet Anti-Aging Nano Solution, and MAX Brightening Nano Solution. Serums can be replenished individually.
I have been using my PURenergizer Complete Anti-Aging Kit for about six weeks now. I use it in the morning after cleansing my skin, and then in the evening as well. It is very simple to use. I mix together the MAX Defense Lift & Firm and Moisture Magnet Anti-Aging solutions and apply them to my entire face, neck and upper chest area. It is such a soothing experience. I hold the device about one inch from my skin and move it slowly across the areas that I want to treat. After I am finished, I allow the product to sink into my skin, and air dry before I proceed with my regular moisturizer or night cream.
I had never thought about the fact that the way I apply skin care could make a difference. It makes sense that vaporizing a skin care product can help it absorb into my skin more efficiently. My results are stunning! My skin was usually very dry, but seems to be much more hydrated and firmer on my jaw line and neck.
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About PUR attitude
Based in Boca Raton, Fla., PUR attitude products contain only safe beauty ingredients and are not diluted with water. More than 1,300 chemicals have been banned from the company’s lab, which adheres to strict EU standards. All formulations for the brand were developed by David Pollock, a beauty innovation chemist with more than 20 years of experience formulating products for some of the most recognized names in the industry.
For more information, please go to www.PURattitude.com.
Being a beauty blogger for the past ten years, I have tried and tested hundreds of skin care products. However, my interest in skin care started long before that. I have always been interested in finding products that would keep my skin looking as young and as beautiful as possible. I have learned about which ingredients in skin care really work, and which ones that are nothing but hype.
One of the most important parts of skin care begins with cleansing. You must thoroughly cleanse your skin every morning and night. If you do not rid your skin of dirt, oils and makeup residue, then any products you apply will not properly absorb into your skin.
In doing my research and learning through experience about which products our skin truly needs to look and feel youthful and radiant, I have discovered that it all starts with the right anti-aging serum. The right serum will contain highly concentrated levels of anti-aging ingredients that are not usually found in normal moisturizers.
In order to find the best serum it is important to do your research. Some serums are made with ingredients can be made with cheap ingredients and fillers, such as silicone, that will temporarily make your skin feel nice and smell nice, but will give your skin no long lasting benefits. As with any skin care product, make sure you always review the ingredients before you make your purchase!
Formulyst believes in long-term skincare treatments rather than short-term cover-ups, and they use ground-breaking research and cutting-edge technology to obsessively formulate advanced skincare products that promote healthy, more youthful-looking skin.
With extensive experience working within the dermatology world, they are always looking to be two steps ahead of innovation. By constantly testing formulations and obsessing every last detail, the creators of Formulyst gain incredible insights into how the skin looks and feels after using key ingredients. They then use this knowledge to develop complex formulas that position us at the forefront of gold standard skincare.
And the results are changing the health and beauty realm for the better.
I have found that whenever I use a high-quality anti-aging serum, my skin is left looking and feeling flawless. I always counsel my friends, family and the readers of my blog to add an anti-aging serum to their skin care regimen. It makes my skin look flawless and young. It does so much more for my skin than any moisturizer can do alone.
I always apply my serum after cleansing and before my moisturizer, and it is so easy to apply! I wouldn't even consider a skin care routine without my anti-aging skin care serum. My skin is definitely looking a lot younger than my actual age! Can you guess my age?
Formulyst is launching in August 2018~ Stay tuned for my review
Since it is almost Thanksgiving (I know, can you believe it?) I decided that I am thankful for social media. Why? Because as I was browsing through Facebook and I kept seeing posts about a skin care company called Rodan + Fields. I was seeing all of these before and after pictures of women who almost looked as if they experienced miraculous improvements in the look and condition of their skin after using Rodan and Fields products. I was definitely intrigued because I certainly had some sun damage that I needed help with.
My cousin's wife as well as several other friends were selling it, and swearing by it. Of course, I was skeptical, and I always try to stay clear of anyone who is trying to sell products. (I'm afraid I would want to sell them too, and I have no time for a new venture.) So, guess what I did? I contacted Rodan + Fields through email and asked if I might have the honor and pleasure of reviewing a few of their seemingly amazing products. I was thrilled when the company generously sent me some products to try!
I was definitely excited to get the chance to try these products out. I received the following products:
Redefine Daily Cleansing Mask
I always begin my skin care routine with cleansing, but I had never used a cleansing mask. To use thecleanser, I wet down my face and applied the mask all over my face, neck and upper chest. You are supposed to leave it on a few minutes (unlike other cleansers) and so I brushed my teeth while I was waiting. It starts out creamy and then dries pretty quickly, using Kaolin clay to draw impurities from the pores without drying out the skin. I got into the shower to rinse it off, since I usually always take my showers at night. This amazing cleanser contains a finely granulated exfoliator which I massaged all over my face, neck and chest before rinsing. It left my skin feeling exceptionally soft and smooth. It smells very nice and fresh, too.
Redefine Pore Minimizing Toner
After washing my face and patting it dry, I apply this toner with a cotton ball that I have soaked with the product. I apply it all over my freshly cleansed skin and wait a few minutes for it to sit on my skin. This toner's clarifying ingredients minimize the appearance of enlarged pores quickly and efficiently. Gentle polyhydroxy acids exfoliate pore-clogging dead skin cells while natural oligosaccharides help reduce the appearance of pores and prepare skin for the products that follow.
Redefine Overnight Restorative Cream
After cleansing and toning, this night time cream is the third step in this fabulous skin care routine that I am falling head over heels with. I apply this heavenly cream all over my face, neck and upper chest area. This ultra-moisturizing cream goes to work at night so you wake up to visibly firmer, less-lined skin in the morning. Hyaluronic Acid and Glycerin prevent moisture loss, while 12-hour, time-released vitamins A, C and E replenish vital nutrients, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and renewed. My skin looks completely refreshed and revitalized when I wake up in the morning after applying this at night.
Redefine Triple Defense Treatment Broad Spectrum SPF 30
After cleansing every morning, and before I apply my foundation and other makeup, I apply this day cream all over my face, neck and chest. The fresh fragrance stays with me all day and lifts my spirits. I love the SPF 30 that this cream contains. I was in Hawaii all last week, and this was the only facial sunscreen I needed. It definitely kept my face from getting burnt as I enjoyed my vacation in the hot sun!
It contains a clinically tested concentration of powerful peptides to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and visibly firms skin. SHIELD provides effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and visibly decelerates the signs of skin aging that appear over time.
Active Hydration Serum
I use this miracle serum after cleansing and toning, and right before I add my moisturizer. Did you know dryness makes your skin look and act older? R+F Active Hydration Serum™ is clinically tested to instantly raise skin’s hydration level by 200% after just one use, and maintains it for up to eight hours*. This oil-free, super-hydrating serum fights dryness two ways, thanks to the R+F’s proprietary 3D3P Molecular Matrix.
This unique 3D3P matrix with Hyaluronic Acid and an unprecedented level of 30% Glycerin attracts and locks in moisture from the atmosphere, forming a water reservoir on the skin’s surface so your skin stays continuously hydrated all day. And hydrated skin responds more easily to the skincare products layered on top, therefore boosting their performance.
Enhancement Micro-Dermabrasion Paste
ENHANCEMENTS Micro-Dermabrasion Paste is a high-glide, oil-free formula designed to help promote maximum gentle exfoliation and leave your skin feeling more smooth. Use occasionally to visibly improve skin tone and texture. I use it twice each week, and it is the best exfoliating product I have ever used!
For additional information, please go to: https://www.rodanandfields.com
Mark your calendar now to tune into HSN on October 29th where Christie Brinkley will be back to share the details behind her skincare collection – Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare!
This breakthrough skincare line features products from a IR-Defense Day Cream to a Foaming Cleanser that address multiple signs of aging.
While you are waiting for this exciting event, why don't you enter for the chance to win a full-sized tube of Christie Brinkley COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash! (ARV: $32.95)
A light foaming gel cleanser that is gentle on skin yet gives strong cleansing action. Balances skin moisture, while removing makeup.
- Leaves your skin looking refreshed.
- Leaves your skin feeling moisturized.
- Gentle for all skin types.
Enter to win a tube of Christie Brinkley COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash (ARV: $32.95) using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.
Christie Brinkley is such a beautiful woman! I hope I can look as gorgeous as she does when I am her age. She certainly gives me hope! I am very excited about Christie's new skincare collection – Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare!
This breakthrough product line addresses multiple signs of aging and contains products that are formulated to help defend against Infrared damage. 54% of the rays that reach the earth are Infrared rays, and this breakthrough product line is among the first in the US to defend against damage from Infrared rays.
One of the products I am the most excited about is Christie's RECAPTURE Day Cream!
RECAPTURE Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment
Infused with award winning anti-aging ingredients and beyond UV sun protection, this clinically proven multi-level, anti-aging treatment helps correct the most visible signs of aging by supporting the skin’s natural anti-aging defenses and the natural production of collagen.
- Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Evens the appearance of skin tone.
- Fights multiple signs of aging for a smoother, firmer more radiant complexion.
Win! One winner will receive a jar of Christie Brinkley's RECAPTURE Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Treatment (ARV: $79.00)
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Disclaimer: I received products to compensate this post.
For over 300 years, Japan’s geisha have been held in awe for their enduring wisdom and breathtakingly beautiful, porcelain skin. Tatcha has developed a skincare and beauty regime based on geisha traditions and sharing the geisha’s timeless wisdom for youthful-looking skin.
TATCHA recreates the geisha’s minimalist beauty regime with fresh preparations of concentrated bioactive materials, accessing their active ingredients through a proprietary extraction process of green tea, Okinawa red algae and rice bran.
Together, these time-tested ingredients enhance the skin’s natural beauty, promote nourishing moisturization and help reduce the signs of premature aging for truly pure, polished, radiant and supple looking skin.
Clinical Results—Science Confirms What Geisha Learned Long Ago
An 8-week independent clinical study showed more youthful-looking skin with daily use of TATCHA's 4-step ritual:
- 70% decrease in pore size
- 60% decrease in depth of wrinkles
- 50% reduction in age spots and redness
- 155% increase in moisturization
TATCHA’s beauty ritual faithfully emulates the finely honed, effortless regimen of the geisha. This elegant ritual is suitable for all ethnicities and ages, but especially for those with combination skin seeking solutions for prevention and repair.
I received samples of the TATCHA's amazing products which include the following: -
- PURE Camellia One Step Cleansing Oil- I use this wonderful cleansing oil to remove my makeup (even my eye makeup) It is gentle and moisturizing. It is made of camellia and rice bran oil, but is not oily at all! You actually use it without water, on a dry face. Massage it into your face, and then rinse off with water.
- POLISHED Classic Rice Enzyme Powder - This is a great exfoliator as well as a cleanser. You rub about a teaspoon's worth into wet hands and rub your hands together until it turns into a creamy foam. Gently rub onto face (avaoiding eye area) leave it on for ten seconds and rinse. If you wish to use it for a deeper exfoliator, leave it on for one minute, although this product does not require a lot of time or harsh scrubbing to keep your skin polished. Thce and papaya enzymes work to release dead cels and dirt from the skin gently. I love how sqeaky clean, soft and smooth my skin feels after using this!
- RADIANT Deep Brightening Serum-I use this product after I cleanse my face, and before I apply moisturizer. I just use 1-2 pumps. It instantly gives my skin a boost of moisture. I love the radiant glow it gives my skin. Age spots will lighten between 4-8 weeks of use.
- SUPPLE Moisture Rich Silk Cream - Ahhh, this cream feels luxurious on my skin. I apply just a dab of it because a tiny bit goes a long way. I use it after I cleanse and after I use the brightening serum. I awaken to beautiful hydrated and renewed skin the next morning. I love it!
- PETAL FRESH Original and Evening Beauty Papers- One of my favorite products of all is these amazing blotting papers. My skin tends to get pretty oily during the day, and oile blotting papers are a beauty staple for me. What I love about these beauty papers, is that they are large enough to cover my entire face, and they absorb all of my oil without disturbing or smearing my makeup. They leave my face looking fresh and dewey.....almost porcelain perfect.
To learn more about TATCHA products or to purchase go to: http://www.tatcha.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of the products mentioned above to test and to keep. The opinions are my own.