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Just when I think spring might be on the horizon, the temperature seems to drop! It is actually freezing outside today. My skin really suffers during the winter and definitely needs a little extra TLC. Thankfully, I have found a few new products that give my skin the extra boost of hydration it needs.
C.O. Bigelow Iconic Collection - Body Cream
Introducing the newest collection from C.O. Bigelow - The Iconic Collection. Available in West Village Rose, Aqua Mellia, Musk and Bergamot - these light, iconic scents leave your skin soft delicately fragranced.
Made with shea butter and coconut oil, this body cream will bring extreme moisture to your skin. I have the Bergamont fragrance, and it makes me smell beautiful and feminine. I apply it from head to toe after my evening shower, and my skin feels luxuriously soft and smooth.
Higher Education Skincare - Cram Session Vitamin Infused Hydration Lotion
Loaded with vitamin A, C and E, this super hydrating lotion will fill your skin with the vitamins it needs during the dry weather. Cram Session is also made with melanin, which protects your skin from blue-light emitted from digital devices. I also use their lip balm to keep my lips soft and protected from the elements.
Mamonde - Hydro Eye Gel Cream
The skin around your eyes is very sensitive - but needs A LOT of love. This eye cream is made with narcissus flower extract that will keep your skin smooth and hydrated. I have been using this amazing eye gel for a couple of days now, and it has really firmed up my eye area and makes my eyes look refreshed.
Available: Ulta Stores
Treat your skin from head to toe with the help of Curél and Jergens! As we ride out these cold months of winter, no part of the body can go un-moisturized. Here are my current favorites to ensure my skin stays moisturized, youthful, and radiant. I love these products.They are definitely a must-have for winter.
Curél Daily Healing Original Lotion for Dry Skin ($7.99): This long-lasting formula is clinically proven to provide 24 hours of continuous moisture to hydrate and relieve dry, irritated skin all day long. This cult classic is soon to be your favorite body moisturizer. I apply it all over my body right after my shower, when my skin is still a bit damp. It works to keep my skin feeling soft and supple. there is honestly nothing I have tried that works better. Plus, it is very inexpensive for something that works this well.
Jergens Skin Firming Neck & Chest: ($9.99): Extend your moisturizing routine all the way to your neck and chest, with the added benefits of improved elasticity and firming! Give your skin the appearance of younger, firmer skin in as little as two weeks. This product is my favorite newest discovery! I apply it to my neck and chest every evening right after my shower. I also apply it to my breasts, because who couldn't use a little firming there? After two weeks of using Jergens Skin Firming Neck & Chest, my skin is noticeable firmer in these areas. This products is also very affordable. I love it!
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!
Unfortunately, our necks are always a giveaway to a woman's true age. As we get older, the skin on the neck starts to crepe and loosen. Thankfully, I have discovered a product that really helps reverse the signs of aging in that area without surgery or injections!
TIGHTNECK™ helps to tighten, firm and lift loose skin while improving skin tone, resiliency and elasticity.
TIGHTNECK™ Clinical Anti-aging Neck Serum is a rapidly-penetrating, lightweight SmartGel™ scientifically formulated with key anti-aging ingredients Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Bio-peptides, Green Caviar Extract, Caffeine and Argireline.
How does TIGHTNECK™ work?
Upon application, TIGHTNECK™ is heated by your body's natural temperature, triggering the absorption of key anti-aging ingredients by your skin. At the same time you will feel TIGHTNECK™ contract on the surface of your skin, providing you with immediate tightness. The combination leaves you with results you can see and feel in 5 minutes*. After your treatment gently wipe TIGHTNECK™ from your skin with a damp cloth. NOTE: On average it will take 5 minutes for the serum to dry; your treatment is not fully done until the serum has completely dried on your skin. At times this can take more than 5 minutes (8-10 minutes) depending on your body's natural temperature.
For best results:
- swipe, don't dab the serum on under your eyes or neck
- use one pump for the 2 eyes, 3 for neck
- let it dry for 5-10 minutes
- rinse with cool water and your fingers NOT warm and a washcloth
I have been using TIGHTNECK for a little over a month now, and I wanted to wait until I had used it awhile to post my review. I was looking for long term results, and with this product, I have definitely found some amazing results. Before I discovered this amazing serum, I had almost given up on finding a product that would actually perform better than hype.
I was getting some loose skin and crepiness to my neck. I was getting very concerned and wanted to make an appointment with a plastic surgeon! A month ago, my daughter was getting married and I wanted to look my best. I was looking online for a product that would help my neck to look younger, and I found TIGHTNECK, and decided to give it a try. I noticed a difference after just one use. After washing my face in the morning or in the evening, I apply this serum onto my area of concern. I allow it to dry for 10 minutes. Then, I rinse it off with cool water, and pat my skin dry. After that, I apply my moisturizer(s) or my makeup as usual. The skin on my neck has definitely become much firmer. No more creping, and I am very pleased with the results.
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*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Let's face it, aging can be downright cruel! It causes things to sag, crepe, wrinkle and go south. One of the first parts of our body to show a woman's age is her neck. Who wants a turkey neck? Nobody! (Except maybe a turkey.)
Thankfully, there is a solution to help your neck stay smooth and firm, and it is called Sente Neck Firming Cream. I love it!
Senté Neck Firming Cream is engineered with patented HSA Technology and a combination of caffeine and other ingredients to help the skin appear more firm and lifted around the neck and décolleté.
- Hydrates the delicate neck area
- Helps the skin appear more firm and smooth
- Improves the appearance of skin tone and texture
I am at the age now where I really have to step my beauty routine up a notch or two (or a thousand) to combat signs of aging. I am thankful that I have discovered Sente Neck Firming Cream because it is helping me to keep my neck and upper chest area looking as youthful as possible. I love the rich texture of this cream and how it feels on my skin. It absorbs very nicely and my skin looks and feels firmer. I have been using the cream for two weeks now and I always apply it after cleansing both morning and night. (The photo above is not me. It is from the Sente website. I am the one below.)
For more information or to place an order go to: http://sentelabs.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Timed with the release of Zoolander 2 and Fashion Week, we all want to make a statement with “really, really ridiculously good looking” skin! These products will have you runway ready to strut whatever your style is with confidence.
Lavanila Laboratories The Healthy Body Butter Collection provides instant hydration. This super soft, all-natural body butter absorbs instantly for deeply hydrated, luxuriously soft skin. 100% pure Shea & Cocoa Butters blend with powerful antioxidants and essential oils for long-lasting hydration. With super soft scents and a non-greasy formula, prepare for the ultimate indulgence ($19; Lavanila.com).
Korres Wild Rose Sleeping Facial contains the Korres Phos Compound, a proprietary blend including a brightening agent and stabilized vitamin C. Day after day, week after week, uneven tone and dark spots will continuously improve. After only 14 days you'll see skin that's brighter, more even-toned, and exceptionally radiant ($48; Sephora.com).
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day + IR Defense Anti-Aging Cream SPF 30 is formulated with a bio-copper complex that helps correct the most visible signs of aging. It uses three effective technologies to revive, improve and protect your skin while recapturing a youthful appearance ($69; Kohl’s).
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products. Any opinions are my own.