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Most moms will agree—your skin definitely changes after you have kids. Whether you see more dark spots, or have just seen your first fine lines appear, if you’re like me— you’re all about learning about skincare methods and beauty products to rejuvenate your skin no matter how many little ones you have running around.
In this post I’m telling my fellow mamas and skincare fanatics 6 skincare myths that will surprise you. Plus, I’ve included some resolutions to help you combat old folklore with some modern skincare techniques.
1. Junk Food Causes Acne
So far, there hasn’t been substantial evidence to support that junk foods cause acne. Now this certainly doesn’t mean you should hop in the car and pick up a bag of fries for you and the kids. But next time you hear this myth, you may want to take it with a “grain of salt.”
2. Aging Causes Wrinkles
While aging may bring some wisdom and experience, it doesn’t technically bring wrinkles. It’s really about a lack of peptides. If you’re asking yourself, “What are peptides?”, you’re not alone. Peptides are basically the pieces that make up protein (like collagen) in your skin. Collagen is one of the main elements that keeps our skin looking young and beautiful.
Using preventative measures like putting on sunscreen, staying hydrated, and moisturizing can help protect your skin and encourage the production of peptides.
3. You Can Shrink Your Pores
There’s a lot of buzz around this one. While you can clear your pores, we’re here to clear the myth that you can actually shrink them. Maintaining a good skincare routine can help flush out the oil buildup in your pores, but unfortunately the size of your pores is actually genetic.
Many beauty companies claim to adjust pore size, but in reality, they’re actually just covering the appearance of them. Many women have found products that effectively cover up their pores, so test a few and let me know what works for you!
4. Facial Exercises Tighten Skin
This one is a tale as old as time— and ladies have been practicing this little skincare myth for ages, but aren’t likely getting the results they’d like to see. While your facial muscles may feel tighter as you make a scrunchy face or raise your brows, there’s not much evidence that supports this exercise when it comes to actually tightening your skin.
However, with a skin myth, there’s always a new solution! Jade facial rollers have become increasingly popular among men and women. Many have noted that these luxurious beauty accessories have promoted elasticity in their skin— plus they happen to feel amazing.
5. Stress Doesn’t Affect My Skin
Stress can be exhausting to your physical health, relationships, and even for your skin. Studies have been conducted during final exam periods— finding that students had experienced acne flare ups in the time surrounding their exams. Taking measures to reduce your stress can help in many areas of your life, even your skin!
6. “I Don’t Need to Protect My Skin from the Sun”
Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most important things you can to do prevent sun damage and more serious skin conditions like cancer. If you’ve ever fed into this skincare myth, I urge you to think again before heading out without a healthy layer of sunscreen.
Keep your skin beautiful for years to come when you take strong preventative measures.
What’s better than a high SPF sunscreen? Doubling up on skin protection with an SPF sun hat to give you an extra layer between you and skin damage. Make sure both you and the kids are outfitted with proper sun protection, especially during those warm summer months when you’re spending most of your time outside.
The cold air can wreak havoc on your skin (hello wind burn, chapped, dehydrated flaky skin), but with our lineup of products for National Winter Skin Relief Day (January 8th ) , it doesn’t have to. Get ahead of the game this winter and stay looking and feeling extra nourished. Take the steps to protect and prevent dryness, and treat your skin.
The below is the ultimate defense against the harsh, cold air:
Miss Bud’s Hemp Body Butter ($13.99; Amazon.com): Keep your skin moisturized while discovering the incredible skincare benefits of pure hemp seed oil. This coconut-scented quick absorbing Hemp Seed Oil formula deeply penetrates the skin to provide long lasting hydration.
IMAGE VITAL C hydrating hand and body lotion ($38; IMAGESkincare.com): Featuring four highly active forms of vitamin C, this luxurious moisturizer uses anti-aging ingredients that are often reserved just for the face. This lotion goes beyond hydration to treat telltale signs of aging on the body.
KORRES Wild Rose Smoothie Brightening Priming Moisturiser ($45; Sephora.com): The ultimate way to lock in hydration before applying your makeup. This all-in-one perfecting makeup primer, moisturizer and skin brightener leaves skin hydrated and glowing, and prepped for all-day makeup wear.
IOPE Super Vital Cream Bio Excellence Rich ($100; Us.aritaum.com): This rich, concentrated formula deeply nourishes skin for long-lasting effects, while alleviating dryness and brightening complexion. Containing BIO Glycan ™ technology, this cream hydrates dull skin while effectively reducing visible signs of aging.
Curél Hydra Therapy Itch Defense Wet Skin Moisturizer ($10.99; Target.com): This unique formula is activated by water on just-showered skin and takes advantage of the peak moisture moment – when your skin is still wet, it is most receptive to hydration. The application to wet skin allows the formula to penetrate deep into the skin’s surface delivering proven itch soothing ingredients like Vitamin E & Oatmeal Extract to the source of dryness.
Dandelion Sun Launches "be free", a 4 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF
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Dandelion Sun, a new leading anti-aging moisturizer brand made in California, has launched its first product in a vegan line to combat the most common skin issues facing women. Dandelion Sun's be free: 4 in 1 Face Moisturizer is an instant essential to be included in your daily skincare regimen. This multi-tasking moisturizer helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles, hydrate and brighten uneven skin tones, as well as provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30. be free is available now for $29.99 at dandelionsun.com and Amazon.
"90% of skin aging is caused by daily sun exposure," says Co-Founder and Head of Product, Marlena Chang, "incorporating a daily SPF can combat this." Combined with clean and effective ingredients like Vitamin C & E, Squalane from Avocado Oil, Japanese Green Tea Leaf extract (and more), makes this clinically proven formulation very powerful. be free is cruelty-free and contains no Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.
"Dandelion Sun was created with women like ourselves in mind," says Co-Founder and CEO, Stephanie Marks. "We have fast-paced, active lifestyles but are also mindful about our health and the products we use. If you remember to use only one skin care product in the morning, make it be free."
I have been getting facial peels recently, and my facial specialist could not stress enough the importance of sunscreen. I used to think that the sunscreen in my foundation was enough, but she told me that I was wrong! I need a stronger sunscreen, a broad spectrum SPF. Thankfully, Dandelion Sun provides that. The first thing I thought when I applied this product to my skin was that it smells very fresh and uplifting! It has a much lighter feel than sunscreen products usually do, and it completely absorbs into my skin. I apply it to my entire face, neck and upper chest area first thing in the morning. The formula feels extremely hydrating without leaving behind any shine or greasiness, which I love. Dandelion Sun keeps my skin feeling supple all day long.
ABOUT DANDELION SUN
Founded in Sonoma County, California, Dandelion Sun is an anti-aging moisturizer brand made to combat the most common skin issues facing women. Dandelion Sun is about an experience. Everything from the product to the packaging and fragrance are designed to evoke feelings of confidence, knowing your skin is nourished and protected. Delivering on the promise of healthy, beautiful skin using clean and effective ingredients is what drives Dandelion Sun. As innovators in antioxidant and sun protection technology,the clinically proven formulation has been shown to dramatically improve skin health by protecting against environmental damage and visibly improving skin's tone, brightness, and the appearance of wrinkles.
For additional information, please visit www.dandelionsun.com.
For the Lip Balm Fanatic
For the holiday season, Burt’s Bees are making things PERSONAL! Create a custom gift for your family and friends that everyone will be raving about. Simply go on www.BurtsBees.com, pick your flavor and customize with a name or message!
Price: 4 Pack for $20
Where to Buy: www.BurtsBees.com
For the Skin Care Junkie:
With the dry winter season upon us, everyone needs to add some extra hydration to their skin care routine. The newest gift set from Laneige is SURE to give you intense hydration to your skin and lips all winter long. The Dream and Glow Set includes a full size Water Sleeping Mask, a travel size Moisture Cream and, of course, our #1 selling Lip Sleeping Mask!
Where to Buy: us.laneige.com
For the Beauty Queen:
Who doesn’t love Mini Lip Glosses? Buxom Cosmetics has just launched their Party All Night Mini Lip Plumping Vault for the holidays and it is flying off the shelves! The limited edition vault comes with 12 pieces including four lip liners and eight shimmery glosses. Get the $125 value vault for only $49!
Where to Buy: www.BuxomCosmetics.com
For Your Man Candy:
Can’t think or something for the special man in your life? The Proraso Beard Tin is the perfect go-to gift for any man in your life! The set includes, Beard Wash, Beard Oil and Beard Balm. The set also comes in three different scents, Wood & Spice, Cypress & Vetiver and Azur Lime.
Where to Buy: wwww.BigelowChemists.com
I had never really thought of the fact that diabetics have different skin care needs. That is, until recently, one of my diabetic readers asked me if I had any suggestions as to which skin care products would work the best for her extremely dry skin. I did a bit of research, and learned about CeraVe®'s Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief line. I have definitely learned some valuable information, and I am happy to pass it on.
CeraVe®, a skincare brand owned by L'Oréal, has announced four new products joining its expansive portfolio of therapeutic skincare products in late 2018, including a Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum and a Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief line, which includes a Moisturizing Cream, Hand and Foot Cream and a Cleansing Wash. The Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief line was developed to address the specific skincare needs of people with diabetes and help reduce their risk of skin complications, which diabetics are prone to.
According to a National Health Interview Survey, diabetes currently affects 29 million adults and the CDC predicts this number may grow to one-in-three adults by 2050, as 86 million others have already been diagnosed with prediabetes. Amongst the many symptoms diabetic sufferers can experience are skin itchiness, dryness, cracking and bruising caused by the decrease in their skin barrier's function. Diabetics are also more susceptible to bacterial and fungal infections, which can be easily contracted via cracks in the hands and feet making skincare an added concern for them.
"As the number of diabetes sufferers continues to rise, it was important to us that we develop this trio of products to help this growing segment of consumers seeking specialized skincare," said Derrick Booker, Vice President of Marketing at CeraVe®. "We know that people with diabetes have unique skincare concerns and these new products demonstrate our commitment to providing diabetes sufferers with affordable and therapeutic skincare offerings."
Each product in the line contains a combination of three essential ceramides, plus bilberry and urea which help to soothe the skin and deliver long-lasting moisturization. Bilberry is antioxidant-rich and known for helping to diminish bruising, while urea is a natural moisturizer that adds and retains moisture.
The Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum, created to help consumers counteract the lifestyle habits that dehydrate skin, such as stress, weather and diet, is also set to hit shelves in late 2018. The formulation replenishes skin with hyaluronic acid, a powerful and popular hydrating ingredient that moisturizes dull and dehydrated skin and locks in moisture to prevent water loss. The serum also contains vitamin B5 which aids skin in achieving a more supple and radiant appearance.
The four new products join the brand's large portfolio of more than 40 therapeutic skincare products spanning moisturizers, cleansers, serums, sunscreens and baby products. The brand also offers products specifically formulated to treat certain skin conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. All CeraVe® products are developed with dermatologists and contain ceramides 1, 3 and 6-II, which help repair and restore the skin barrier. CeraVe® products, including the latest launches will be available at Amazon and mass retailers nationwide.
I personally already love CeraVe® products, and completely trust this brand. I was given the chance to review the Diabetics' Dry Skin Relief line, and it is wonderfully hydrating! I was planning to keep it for myself, but my sister-in-law just came for a visit, and she is diabetic. I decided to pass the products on to her, and she is beyond pleased with them. She has very sensitive skin, as well as dry, and she loves the products, so I am happy to share.
For more information about CeraVe® visit www.cerave.com.
Founded in 2005 and developed with dermatologists, CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a complete line of products containing essential ceramides and patented MVE technology to help restore the skin's natural protective barrier. CeraVe has a full line of skincare products to follow the dermatologist-recommended steps of: cleanse, treat and moisturize. The brand's mission is to provide therapeutic skincare for all.
L'Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world's leading beauty company, L'Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L'Oréal's strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L'Oréal's sustainability commitment for 2020 "Sharing Beauty With All" sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group's value chain.
This holiday season, chemical-laden cosmetics are on the naughty list.
Instead, these holiday exclusives are formulated with clean, non-toxic ingredients. Plus, these festive, prepackaged gift sets are easy and convenient, making them a perfect option for a last-minute gift for any beauty fanatic.
From long-lasting liquid lipsticks to nourishing skincare duos, these gifts from bareMinerals and Josie Maran include something for everyone.
bareMinerals Solar Spectrum Beauty Essentials
For those who wants a little bit of everything, look no further than this holiday exclusive. This gift is filled with full-sized picks from eyes, face, and lips. Matte, sparkling, and shimmering finishes can be used to create infinite makeup looks throughout the season.
Where To Buy: bareminerals.com
GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights
The palette of 18 stunning eyeshadows to rock around every holiday hot spot is equipped with 8 new and exclusive hues. These sophisticated neutral shades, in soft matte to rich metallic finishes provide seamless bendability and pigment-packed color that lasts up to 12 hours.
Firm and Nourish Power Duo
Say goodbye to dull and dehydrated skin with this bestselling skincare duo. This gift set nourishes and hydrates your skin with two full-sized favorites, 100% Pure Argan Oil and Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter - packed in a beautiful responsibly sourced makeup bag.
Where To Buy: Sephora, sephora.com, and josiemaran.com
Josie Maran Pure Argan Hydration Duo
If one of your beauty goals for the upcoming year is to hydrate and attain a radiant,vibrant complexion, then this duo has you covered! This nourishing, travel-friendly duo includes Josie's classic, cold-pressed, 100% Pure Argan Oil and 100% Pure Argan Oil Light.
Where To Buy: Sephora, sephora.com, and josiemaran.com
I love learning about breakthrough skin care miracles that really work! Since I am getting older, I find myself getting obsessed with anti-aging products. I was excited to learn about Bratoxinsta Wrinkle Serum and to get the chance to try it out.
When it comes to banishing wrinkles and crow’s feet, an immediate result is where it’s at. Gone are the days of waiting 8 to 12 weeks for improvement. People want noticeable wrinkle fading within minutes. They want to feel it working and look in the mirror as the change is happening. Brazilian Skin’s line of creams and serums delivers exactly that. It combines science and ingredients from the Amazon rainforest to deliver dermatologist-approved topical age reversal with effects similar to Botulinum Toxin, aka…Botox.® Wrinkles are gone within minutes without needles. Brazilian Skin offers a type Botox result without the appointments, expense and needles. Dr. Vishal Kapoor, a Beverly Hills, CA Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin explains how this skincare line really delivers results quickly.
Bratoxinsta® The 60 Second Smoother of Lines and Wrinkles
Within 60 seconds of application, the state-of-the-art minerals and antioxidants found in this serum gets to work fast to plump up skin, tighten and smooth out wrinkles. With clinically dosed concentrations of purified and refined clay, Peptides, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract), Acai Palm Tree Extract, Chinese Basil Plant’s Rosmarinic Acid, known for its ability to plump up tired skin; Bratoxinsta offers the immediate gratification that the countless other creams and serums are missing.
“Women are always telling me that they spend money on creams and serums that do nothing. They play the waiting game and get frustrated as they throw away another cream or serum. With Bratoxinsta, there’s no waiting. You’re getting the highest amounts of these key ingredients possible and when working in concert with one another results are instantaneous,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
The powerful combination of stem-cell, antioxidants from Açai and peptides help to improve long-term appearance of wrinkles and will address sun damage and other issues with skin texture and tone. Some of Bratoxinsta's ingredients will help to tighten the skin on the surface, helping to smooth fine expression lines and blur the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied, the powerful active ingredients will start working on getting your skin smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking with every use.
Simply dispense a small amount on your fingertip and gently feather it over any wrinkles and expressions lines. Apply to a clean face, allow 60 seconds for effects to begin before applying makeup. “A little goes a very long way with Bratoxinsta. One or two drops on the fingertip will do it. You can actually watch it working in the mirror. This is what sets it aside from other creams touting themselves as ‘Botox in a Bottle,’” says Dr. Kapoor.
Main Ingredients… A Deeper Look
Magnesium Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral created purified and refined clay, that tightens and smooths the appearance of under-eye puffiness, sagging, and fine lines.
Peptide Complex works to smooth away the look of wrinkles and expression marks.
Stem Cell Complex (Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract). Native to the Amazon Rainforest, the Acai Palm Tree is renowned its ability to thrive in harsh conditions. The Chinese Basil Plant is rich in Rosmarinic Acid, which is known for its ability to plump up tired skin. These 3 antioxidants help to defend against oxidative stress by effectively disarming radicals.
“Stem cells slow down aging by defending skin against stress and serving as an internal repair system. Stem cells divide without limit allowing them to replenish other cells or migrate to damaged areas to repair tissue,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract Also known as Irish Sea Moss, Chondrus Crispus contains a hydrating, nutrient-rich blend of vitamins and trace minerals such as sulfur, iodine, magnesium, and selenium.
The Bratoxinsta formula also contains stem cells from the Acai Palm Tree, Basil Plant, and White Oak Plant. In addition, 6 bioactive peptides help smooth the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles by supporting the proteins that weaken with age. These active ingredients work synergistically with the peptides to deliver vital phytonutrients and antioxidants.
What is the recommended age group for Bratoxinsta?
Bratoxinsta is suitable for all age groups. For more mature skin, its innovative formula can help reduce the existing signs of visible aging immediately, while for younger skin, it can help prevent and delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. “Women will see significant and rapid improvement to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. A woman in her 20’s and 30’s will be able to take a preventative approach to their skin care by maintaining tautness and wrinkle free texture longer,” says Dr. Kapoor.
Does it work?
I apply Bratoxinsta to the areas of my face where I see the wrinkles that I want to treat. Thankfully, I don't have that many! I apply a few drops around my lips and on my laugh lines. I dot a little onto my forehead as well. I love the tightening sensation that I feel as the product starts working to tighten my skin. In the day time, I use it before I apply my day creams/serums, and then follow with my foundation. I also use Bratoxinsta at night. I use it at night so that it can be working its wonders on my skin while I sleep. It works very well. My skin definitely looks years younger.
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About Dr. Vishal Kapoor, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin
Dr. Vishal Kapoor is a Southern California native who received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he graduated with the highest honor, Alpha Omega Alpha, putting him in the top 10% of his class. He then went on to complete a rigorous six-year residency in the prestigious combined General and Plastic Surgery Program at The University of Washington in Seattle, one of the nation’s finest programs in Plastic Surgery. Given his desire to further hone his skills in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kapoor opted to pursue additional training. His practice is based in Beverly Hills, California
You can purchase Bratoxinsta here: https://brazilianskin.com/collections/all-product/products/bratoxinsta
If acne breakouts are still pestering you even though it's been years since you had to cram for a mid-term or final, you're not alone. According to the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology 54% of women 25 and older experience adult acne.
One powerful natural ingredient that hasn't been widely promoted to treat this annoying issue is black cumin seed oil, which is the main ingredient in Zaman Skincare's new Sleeping Beauty Serum.
Completely different from the cumin you cook with, this cumin comes from a plant called Nigella sativa. An antibacterial beast, black cumin seed oil helps eradicate acne since it's bacteria that exacerbates pimples in the first place. It's also rich in anti-inflammatory properties and contains high amounts of thymoquinone, which helps heal acne and acne lesions.
Why else is black cumin seed oil an amazing pimple popping preventer? It's one of the richest oils on earth comprised of over 100 valuable chemicals elements, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals including the nutritional powerhouse Zinc.
Remember, the skin is the last organ in the body to receive any nutrients we take internally, so its important to supplement topically with skincare. Many practitioners suggest taking a Zinc supplement if you’re acne-prone, so black cumin seed oil is a great way to also treat your skin topically.
Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum is a blend of Cumin Seed and Organic Vitamin C. While the Black Cumin Seed acts as an anti-inflammatory to prevent and heal acne, the Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging, including fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness.
I was given the chance to review Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum and I am completely in awe of it. (I don't tend to break out much, except around my time of the month.) Regardless, I wanted to try this beauty serum due to the fact that I love products that are designed to use while I am asleep. I first tried this product about two weeks ago, after cleansing my face at night. After I applied it, (to my face and neck) it appeared to be very greasy! I was worried for a moment, but my worries quickly subsided after about ten minutes when the serum completely absorbed into my skin. It was not the least bit oily or greasy.
I was amazed at how nicely hydrated my skin felt. I did not even feel the need to apply any additional nightly moisturizing cream. My skin rarely feels this soft with the use of only one product. I awoke to perfectly supple skin that looked very well rested and extremely healthy.
Along with Zaman Sleeping Beauty Serum, I was given the opportunity to try out Zaman Skincare's Rise & Shine Serum. I use this serum on my face and neck after cleansing in the morning, before applying my usual makeup. I was immediately in love with this amazing formula. It creates the most perfect primer for my foundation! The serum absorbs completely into my skin, and I am able to feel a very nice tightening effect. It also supplies my skin with the daily dose of moisture it needs without a hint of oil or grease.
I am not kidding, my skin looks so much younger after using this serum for a couple of weeks now. I really cannot even see any wrinkles or lines on my face.
Rise & Shine Moisturizing Serum is a highly effective formula that noticeably penetrates the deep layer of the dermis, to effectively repair damaged skin while visibly enhancing collagen and promoting elastin production. This scientific formula is geared towards helping tighten and smooth fine lines, wrinkles while delivering radiant moisturized skin.
Available for $80 on Zamanskincare.com, Amazon.com and Ahalife.com.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
One of the very best skin care companies I have ever experienced is Rodan+ Fields. I love every single one of their products that I have tried. I was very excited to find out that Rodan + Fields came out with a new product. Their new Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid is truly amazing!
I wear foundation every day no matter what, and when I learned that Rodan + Fields launched their Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid, I couldn't wait to get the chance to try it for myself.
"Introducing our new, groundbreaking tinted Glow Guard, Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Formulated with dermatology-inspired skincare ingredients to deliver a radiant, healthy-looking complexion in six flexible shades. Use as the last step of your skincare routine to protect and perfect the glowing skin you’ve earned.
Why do we call Radiant Defense a Glow Guard? Its unique and proprietary RD3 Complex protects your skin. It helps neutralize the harmful effects of environmental aggressors, repair skin’s natural moisture barrier and protect it from sun damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. Trust your skin to the doctors who’ve gotten it from the get glow."
I love how you have the option to select your matching shade by uploading a photo of yourself to virtually try on different shades of Radiant Defense to find your best match. From their six available shades, I discovered my perfect skin tone match, which is the Sand shade.
From the moment I first applied Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid to my skin, I could tell that it was going to become my new favorite foundation.
After cleansing in the morning, I apply my Perfecting Liquid to my entire face, neck and upper chest area, and blend it gently with my fingertips. (You can also, apply it with your foundation brush or sponge.) I love the light, non-greasy formula that is so easy to blend.
It leaves a beautiful, radiant finish that never looks shiny or oily. It enhances my skin, and gives me a youthful, healthy glow. It looks and feels like a second skin, and yet does not look like I have makeup on my face. It covers all of my imperfections and makes my complexion look flawless. I am thrilled that it contains SPF 30, because I do not need to wear a separate sunscreen product, and my skin in protected and ready to go.
Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid leaves my skin in better condition than ever. I have never before used a foundation that can make those claims!
For more information please visit: https://www.rodanandfields.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I have been learning so much about the important health benefits of probiotics. They are crucial to our body's well-being. But I had never really thought about how probiotics could be beneficial to our skin.
Just as probiotics taken internally work to reduce inflammation and boost the immune system, so do probiotics applied directly to the skin. Skin is bombarded daily with an excess of harsh pollutants, chemicals and free radicals, all of which put our skin – our body’s first line of defense – in a state of exhausted, constant crisis.
Live, active probiotics applied topically provide much needed reinforcements for the good bacteria in the skin’s microbiome while neutralizing the harmful bacteria. This allows the skin to find peace, rebalance and reset for an optimum level of health and vibrancy. It all makes sense, right?
LaFlore Skin Care uses the latest innovations in biotechnology to cultivate the power of probiotics, LaFlore™ ’s patent-pending Probiotic Technology delivers a suspended matrix of live, bioactive time released prebiotics, probiotics and postbiotics which activate upon application to bolster skin health. and intuitively balance individual skin microbiome. LaFlore products incorporate an impressive combination of nutrient rich – anti-inflammatory ingredients which get to the root of a problem.
Most probiotic lines have one or two probiotic essences in their products. LaFlore™ uses a multitude of diversified flora within all three products. This matrix of actives is then cultivated into three unique cocktails and custom blended to produce results in three distinct phases of application: cleanse-recharge, treat-recover and moisturize -protect. The more variety of bio-available flora, the more opportunity there is for the skin to achieve a state of peace, balance and better skin health.
I was given the chance to review LaFlore Skin Care, and received the following products:
LaFlore® Probiotic Cleanser – Softens, brightens and balances all skin types. The Live- Active Probiotics has Pineapple extract (Bromelain), Spearmint essential oil and Aloe. I use this moisturizing cleanser in the evening to remove all of my makeup, even my eye makeup. (It doesn't irritate my sensitive eyelids at all. It leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.
LaFlore® Probiotic Serum Concentrate – Calms, smooths fine lines and wrinkles and boosts the skin’s natural defense system. I apply this serum immediately after cleansing in the evening. This powerhouse serum includes Perilla Seed oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Vitamins A, D, K, E, and Beta Carotene, as well as Hemp Seed oil, Jojoba, Avocado and Squalene. This serum can also be used as a spot treatment for acne and rosacea. (Over a dozen probiotics in the LaFlore Live-Active Probiotic Serum!) It gives my skin that boost of nutrients that it needs.
LaFlore® Probiotic Daily Defense Moisturizer – An aloe-based moisturizer packed with active probiotics, botanical humectants, super-antioxidants, hyaluronic acid and vitamin D3. This moisturizer primes skin for a flawless makeup application while protecting the skin’s barrier function from the degenerative effects of environmental exposure. I use this as both my night and day cream.
For my daily routine, I actually don't even wash my face because the products from the night before are still on my skin, doing their job. Sometimes, I just rinse it with water, and then add the serum and moisturizer before applying my makeup. My skin never breaks out, is never oily, and looks radiant and young!
To learn more about LaFlore Probiotic Skin Care go to: https://laflore.com/
*I received samples of these products to review. All opinions are my own.