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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.
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
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 love Clarins. Clarins is a brand that I have always admired, and every product I have ever tried from this brand has been heavenly. I was excited to get the chance to review Clarins Double Serum, which, by the way has been on the market for one whole year now!
A serum is a vital step in my daily anti-aging skin care routine. Whether I am getting ready in the morning, or washing my face at night before bed, I always begin with a thorough cleansing. After cleansing, (both morning and night) I always pat my face dry, and immediately follow with a serum before adding my moisturizer, or any further products.
Why is a serum important? A serum is a crucial product because it contains a high concentration of powerful ingredients. Clarins Double serum contains over twenty skin-loving plant ingredients, such as Tumeric extract, which in itself is the best thing ever for our bodies, from the inside out!
Clarins Double Serum is even better than the leading serums. It is a two-in-one serum that is part water, part oil. Water and oil are two essential elements that healthy skin needs. The oil and water are activated upon dispensing, mixing the two separate phases together with a simple pump. I dispense a few drops of each to the palm of my hand and mix them with my fingertips before applying the serum to my face, neck and upper chest. A little goes a long way.
I am amazed at how this formula does not feel greasy on my skin. It absorbs very nicely, and makes my skin feel perfectly hydrated. In fact, I could even stop there, and not follow up with my moisturizer, because my skin feels as if I already have moisturizer on! I have never used a serum that has made my skin feel so amazing.
After using Clarins Double serum as a part of my daily skin care regimen for about 3 weeks now, I am enjoying firmer skin that looks younger and just glows!
It has been on the market for one year now.
Korean makeup is the beauty trend that took the Western world by storm. Besides the cute and colorful packaging, Korean beauty products are imbued with revolutionary skincare ingredients that are uncommon in our country. In addition, they are affordable as well. In this article, we will explore these makeup products’ advantages in depth and find out why they make the best alternative for moms.
Innovative Skincare Ingredients
If there is one word we could use to describe the Korean beauty market, that would be ‘imagination’. Compared to our aesthetic standards and ideals, Asian products are completely out of the ordinary. Not only do they have innovative designs, but they also make use of skincare ingredients that are essential for the health of every woman’s complexion.
On top of that, the available product formulas are quite diverse. Therefore, choosing the best Korean foundation to put on your face and enhance your natural beauty if you have mature skin is simple. Just check the linked article for the best and most affordable Korean foundation regardless of whether you prefer a cushion or just a BB cream.
But what exactly is so amazing about these skincare-infused cosmetics? The answer is an incredibly simple one. Instead of focusing on lab-produced synthetic substances, Korean beauty products contain natural ingredients such as bamboo sap, green tea, bee venom, and even snail mucus to give formulas that extra boost.
What is more, the textures are far more enjoyable due to an overall soft and natural feeling. This has been explained in detail in an article for CNN by the founders of Glow Recipe, a company whose main goal is to bring the harsh-free Korean products to the American market.
According to Christine Chang, co-creator of the brand, Korean products are often based on aloe vera gel instead of water for added playfulness and moisture. South Korean sheet, rubber, and foam masks are also a lot silkier than most Western products.
Needless to say, these characteristics offer incredible benefits to moms and their mature skin, because the naturally hydrating components in Korean beauty products give a youthful glow without triggering excessive sebum production. This results in a dewy appearance that is not oily, but rather plump and healthy. And isn’t that every woman’s dream?
Finally, many Korean products are saturated with anti-aging substances that keep the complexion elastic and wrinkle-free. This is a great ally in your battle against the passage of time and the added stress of being a mother. But the advantages don’t stop here, as such cosmetics are also quite affordable.
An Affordable Price Tag
Here in the Western world, we expect elaborate skincare ingredients to be rather expensive. Usually, only luxury brands use them, and you’d have to sell an arm and a leg to be able to afford one small tub of moisturizing foundation from La Mer or Cle de Peau. Fortunately, this is not the case when it comes to Asian makeup.
As online Korean beauty store SokoGlam founder Charlotte Cho explains, the country’s cosmetics lovers want delicate ingredients and innovative formulas, but they aren’t willing to pay a fortune for them. Therefore, adding state-of-the-art ingredients while keeping the price tag reasonable is the standard over there.
When you are a mom, your budgeting needs to be on point, as you are planning your finances not only for you and your spouse, but for your little one as well. For this reason, spending hundreds of dollars on makeup is impractical. Here is where the affordability of Korean makeup comes in to help.
With these cute and nutrient-rich products, you will look your best every day without having to compromise your funds. Therefore, Korean makeup look like the most suitable alternative for moms from all over the world, as it keeps them beautiful and young without drilling a hole in their wallet.
The Bottom Line
The popularity of Korean makeup in the Western world has grown tremendously over the last few years. What started out as a fun and colorful makeup trend is now a stand-alone category, and many famous brands are following suit.
What sets these products apart from the pack is that they are infused with innovative ingredients, while remaining affordable. This makes them the perfect choice for moms who want to look young and beautiful on a budget. So, what are you waiting for? Go out and purchase your first Korean BB cream. You won’t regret it.
When it comes to skin care, I look for products that help me age in reverse. Yes, it is possible! With Rodan + Fields, your skin can actually look younger. It is NOT a bunch of hype! I have been blessed with the opportunity to review Rodan + Fields products once again, and I cannot say enough good things about this company and their miracle products. No other skin care company has given me the results that Rodan+ Fields has.
One sad fact about life is that we all have to age, and I hate that. I plan to do everything in my power to look as young as possible for as long as possible. I have tried out and tested hundreds of different anti-aging products over the years, and Rodan + Fields has proven to be the most effective skin care regimen I have ever used.
I begin my day with washing my face with the Daily Cleansing Mask. I love this cleansing mask because it draws out the impurities from my skin. I simply wet my fingertips, and massage this amazing product onto my face, neck, and upper chest area, and leave it on for about 3-5 minutes before I rinse. I usually rinse it off in the shower. I use it both morning and night. It has such an uplifting, fresh fragrance.
My skin is left feeling soft and purified! I never experience any breakouts or oily skin at all when I use this cleanser morning and night.
The next part of my skin care regimen that I use after cleansing, is the Pore Minimizing Toner. I apply it with a cotton ball both morning and evening. It removes any excess oil, makeup traces and dirt. It makes my pores look invisible, and makes my skin feel fresh.
Next, I apply the Intensive Renewing Serum.It is so satisfying to pop open the little pre-measured capsules that contain the perfect amount of product that I apply to my face, neck and upper chest area. It gives my skin such a soft, yet firming texture. This serum contains vitamin A, which is 20x stronger than Retinol! Who knew? This serum is pure luxury!
The third step is the moisturizer. In the morning, I use the Triple Defense Moisturizer in the morning, which completely hydrates and protects my skin with an SPF of 30, and in the evening I use the Overnight Restorative Cream. My skin is left perfectly hydrated, youthful and radiant!
Lastly, I have found my soul mate of all beauty products, the one and only Lash Boost eyelash serum. I never knew a product could change my life as much as Lash Boost has. I have had people come up to me and actually 'swoon' over my long and lustrous lashes. (That includes two men, shhh! Don't tell my husband!"
The fist photo below is of me, fresh out of the shower (so please excuse my messy freshly washed/towel dried hair.) I wanted to show you what my lashes look like without ANY mascara on them. (Of course I had to put on lip gloss so I wouldn't feel totally naked!) I don't think my camera even shows how long and thick my lashes are. they are shockingly long!
I don't even think this photo below does my lashes justice, but I am not kidding you, I have to DETANGLE my lashes with a dry lash brush every morning before I put on mascara! I have even had to trim them. I LOVE IT!
For more information about Rodan and Fields go to: https://www.rodanandfields.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
NaturaBrasil Launches New Product Range – Chronos,
Brazil’s most popular cosmetics company, NaturaBrasil, launches new Chronos skincare line in the US market. Chronos is an #AgePositive skincare line that focuses on the needs of the skin at every life stage. The line consists of three categories that meld Brazil’s rich biodiversity with advanced science – a potent oil-based serum treatment, a trio of life stage specific moisturizers and a five-product daily care system.
Natura’s approach to anti-aging skincare is one of mindful simplicity and empowered acceptance. The Chronos line seeks to change the conversation surrounding age in the context of beauty, promote simplicity within wellness routines and embrace the ever-evolving beauty journey of life. Above all, Natura believes in three main pillars: self-care, caring for others and caring for the planet.
The star product of the line is the Daily Revitalizing Face Oil, a lightweight, enhanced blend of natural oils and esters (including five essential oils with powerful anti-oxidant properties) which restore vitality and radiance to dull, stressed skin caused by daily aggressors such as excess sun and pollution.
Brazilian Biodiversity Ingredients + Advanced Science:
- Brazilian Sapucainha: a Brazilian tree with seeds high in essential fatty acids that inhibit skin damage caused by external aggressions
- Polyphenols: extracted from essential ginger oil, stimulate the skin's natural antioxidant mechanism to provide further protection from environmental damage and improve skin vitality – neutralizes 91% of free radicals
- SymUrban: synthetic molecule that reduces the effects of pollution particles with the skin, protecting collagen and elastin fibers
- Instantly improves overall texture
- Instantly smooths fine lines
- Slows the appearance of aging signs
- Deeply moisturizes
- Protects from daily aggressions
- Skin looks restored and visibly renewed
- Lightweight, fast-absorbing
- Ideal for all skin types, except acne-prone
The second category of the Chronos line is a trio of life stage specific moisturizers which offer streamlined multi-benefit skin treatments. Refills are used to replenish each treatment – an important differentiator, and in line with the brand’s extensive sustainability efforts.
- Energizing Face Cream, 30+ – lightweight, multi-tasking moisturizer hydrates, energizes and protects skin to ease the look of stress and fatigue, using Jambu Extract exclusively developed by NaturaBrasil research, and polyphenols with 9.5% active ingredients
- Firming and Radiance Face Cream, 45+ – charged with amino acids and Brazilian Jatobá Extract , a natural collagen booster exclusively developed by NaturaBrasil research. D eeply moisturizes and firms skin, visibly reduces wrinkles and restores radiance with 11.1% active ingredients
- Lifting and Volumizing Face Cream, 60+ – visibly firms and contours skin, powered by Brazilian Casearia Extract, a natural skin filler which stimulates elastin fibers and the production of hyaluronic acid, and powerful oligosaccharides. Improves skin’s density, plumps the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with 14.4% active ingredients.
Chronos’ final category focuses on daily maintenance and cleansing, with five complementary products that gently remove impurities from the skin while keeping moisture levels balanced.
- Gentle Cleansing Mousse – gentle foam thoroughly removes dirt and impurities while maintaining skin's natural balance
- Creamy Foaming Cleanser –formulated with Cupuaçu Butter, this mild rich cleanser removes impurities, while maintaining the skin’s natural balance
- Bi-phase Makeup Remover – gentletwo-phase formula effectively removes makeup, and is enriched with natural humectants that protect skin's moisture barrier
- Skin Brightening Exfoliator – dual-acting formula combines skin-brightening properties of glycolic acid with gentle exfoliation of bamboo micro-particles to reveal smooth, radiant skin
- Hydra-nourish Moisturizer –daily moisturizer hydrates and nourishes skin with vitamin E, rice peptides and Cupuaçu Butter while protecting it from damaging free radicals
My thoughts: I have been using NaturaBrasil Chronos skincare products for three weeks now. My goal is to keep my skin looking as young as possible for as long as possible. By using anti-aging skincare products such as the Chronos skincare line, I am headed in the right direction to achieve younger looking skin.
I love the Gentle Cleansing Mousse. I use it at night in the shower to remove all of my makeup, as well as any dirt and oil on my face and neck. It cleanses perfectly, and does not irritate my eyes. It feels nice and light on my skin.
Each morning, I begin my day by cleansing my face with the Creamy Foaming Cleanser. It leaves my skin clean and gives it that extra hydration that my skin needs each day.
Every morning and night I apply the Firming and Radiance Face Cream, 45+. This cream is the perfect formula for both morning and night. It is not too heavy for daytime, and it is just the right consistency for a great night facial cream. My skin is renewed and visibly firmer.
Chronos skincare line retails for ($17.50- $62.00)
Natura is the most admired beauty brand in Brazil. The brand is known not only for the quality of its beauty products, but also for its commitment to transparency, sustainability and the promotion of well-being (what Natura calls "bem estar bem"). What started in 1969 as a single store on the famous Oscar Freire shopping street in Sao Paulo has grown into Brazil’s largest single beauty brand and a major force in beauty throughout Latin America. Since the beginning, Natura has been committed to more than just developing and selling beauty products. Two of Natura’s most deeply held beliefs are that the world is interconnected, and that business can be aforce for good. This ethos is reinforced by third party accolades including the United Nations Champions of The Earth Award and Natura’s status as a B (Benefit)- Corporation. To date, Natura has saved nearly 635,000 acres of Amazon rainforest – the brand remains dedicated to sustainability, community development and a vision of beauty without stereotypes.
www.naturabrasil.com | @NaturaBrasil.US
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
This Mother's Day, give your mom a gift that she will love. This year, I have chosen to give my own sweet mother Christie Brinkley's Authentic Skin Care for her Mother's Day gift. My mom deserves the very best, and Christie Brinkley's skin care is definitely the best! My mother is a beautiful woman. (Inside and out.) She has always taken very good care of her skin. She has tried many skin care regimens over the years and has spent a lot of money looking for 'that miracle product' that we have since learned, does not exist! But Christie Brinkley Authentic Skin Care comes pretty close!
Me and my beautiful mother
Below is a sneak peek of my mom's gifts that she is getting for Mother's day. I have listed each one along with a description and my thoughts of each product.
RECAPTURE 360 + IR Defense Anti-Aging Day Cream~ This richly hydrating cream is the perfect daily moisturizer for use under your makeup or alone. My mom loves it because it keeps her skin supple and it has a very nice fragrance. My mother loves skin care products that have an uplifting scent.
COMPLETE CLARITY Facial Cleansing Wash~ This gentle facial wash removes all traces of makeup, as well as eye makeup without irritating the eyes. It makes the skin clean and ready for the next facial product. I love how it keeps my skin from becoming oily and shiny.
RECAPTURE 360 Night Anti-Aging Night Treatment~ What a richly penetrating night cream! This night cream absorbs perfectly and is not at all greasy or heavy. My skin is transformed upon wakening.
Refocus Eye + IR Defense~ Dark Circles Under Eyes Treatment with Bio-Copper Complex~ This formula is perfect for getting rid of dark circles and bags under my eyes.
Uplift Firming Neck and Decollete Treatment~ A luxurious, fast working cream that targets the décolleté and neck area with ingredients that help firm, smooth, brighten and rejuvenate the look of the delicate skin of the neck and chest. Uplift supports a firmer, smoother neckline. This is my mom's favorite product in this line.
Not only does Christie Brinkley have amazing skin care products, she has also recently created cosmetics that are beyond perfect! I was given the chance to review a gorgeous eye shadow palette, flawless foundation and richly hydrating lipstick.
FOREVER FLAWLESS Professional Finish Foundation - Its DNA damage-reducing formula contains Broad Spectrum SPF 40 protection. It’s powered by peptides and biomimetic ingredients that attract and bind moisture to the skin and infused with IR Defense.
This perfectly formulated foundation has skin care ingredients along with the most flawless, skin luminizing shades to enhance and beautify your face and neck.
Prime Time Day to Night Nudes Eye Shadow Palette contains a curated collection of perfectly-balanced color, professionally-developed to deliver easy, elegant, day-to-dazzling evening looks.
PURE RADIANCE Illumination Facial Oil~ A fast absorbing, luxurious blend of restorative bio-mimetic omega oils that visibly support skin's natural lipid barrier helping to protect skin from aging and damage. Targets skin discoloration and signs of photo-aging.
Lip Beautifully Moisturizing Lipstick is a non-feathering, no-fade formula developed to pamper lips with hydration and single-stroke, incredibly-rich color. It lasts a long time, too!
For more information, please visit: https://christiebrinkleyauthenticskincare.com
There is a new skin care company on my radar! I am intrigued by ERBORIAN! Check out some of their top-sellers below, and you will see why I am excited to be trying them out in the very near future. There is definitely something unique about Korean skin care products. Korean women never seem to age! (Stay tuned on a future review!)
Don’t miss out tonight on QVC, beautyIQ Channel. Tune it at 10pm to see all that Erborian has to offer, from their top-selling CC Crème to scrubs and masks. Get a sneak-peak at some of their best-sellers below!
Erborian CC Crème ($44)
With a color correcting formula, this crème instantly transforms your skin to a flawlessly smooth, even and radiant finish. It utilizes unique color-changing technology, which allows the crème to adjust to your skin tone and enhance your skin’s true radiance.
Erborian Solid Cleansing Oil ($39)
Start and end your day with the Solid Cleansing Oil, a double transformation cleanser that turns into an oil, and then a lotion for maximum effectiveness. Formulated with coconut and sunflower seed oils, it gently cleanses and purifies the skin and removes traces of makeup.
Erborian Pink Perfect Crème – 4 in 1 Primer ($16)
Let your skin appear smoothed and radiant with this wonder cream. Acting as a 4-in-1 primer, it provides an instant blur by giving a soft-focus looking effect to the skin, it visibly minimizes the appearance of pores, it helps enhance the appearance of your skin tone with a pearly glow and it prepares your skin for makeup, acting as a primer.
Erborian Bamboo Waterlock Moisture Mask ($43)
Bamboo has been used for centuries in Korea because of its amazing moisturizing benefits. This mask replenishes moisture for parched skin, and can be used as a mask or as a moisturizing treatment for extra thirsty skin.