Saturday , 22 July 2017
Beauty Tips

New SkinCare Prodz for Spring I Can’t Live Without

For me the cold weather in Toronto sure does a number on my skin. As soon as the temperature drops our skin reacts to it by becoming more fragile, over-dried, and more sensitive overall–YIKES! So how do we overcome this seasonal hit (that’s if you live in the cold temperatures like I do!)?? Well your skin needs all the replenishment it can get since it has been robbed of its vitamins (good old Vitamin D for one) and endured the harsh elements. So in order to revive my skin for the spring I’ve embraced a few great products that do just that. They also serve as a great intro to your Spring Time skin care regime as their rejuvenating ingredients also include photo-protective agents which will serve as prevention for our soon (hopefully sooner) coming warm weather (YAY!)

From one of my MOST favorite lines yet which I discovered years ago and never fails to live up to my skin care expectations…SkinCeuticals offers 3 new essential skin savers:

AOX Eye Gel

What’s in it?

      • A unique combo of antioxidants: 1% Phloreti9n, 5% L-Ascorbic Acid, 0.5% Ferulic Acid–promotes COLLAGEN synthesis (very important!), prevents signs of aging, corrects fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone around the eye.
      • Ruscus Aculeatus (fancy!)–removes swelling
      • Caffeine–reduces those unsightly bags

What does it do?

This silky gel will prevent aging around your eyes, which is where your skin is most fragile and the easiest to wrinkle. It also works to correct existing photo-damage, reduce under-eye swelling (by improving circulation), and diminish puffiness (by draining any fluid congestion). It is a daily preventative and corrective treatment which will make everyday a brighter one. 🙂

Beauty Verdict:

I love this new addition to my morning routine. Even after a long night I can’t remember what it looks like to have puffy eyes… this is an instant beauty fix!

SkinCeuticals

Retails for: $85

Phloretin CF Gel

What’s in it?

  • A unique antioxidant combo of: 2% Phloretin (speeds up cell turnover allowing your skin to renew itself faster), 10% L-Absorbic Acid (promotes collagen synthesis–collagen is what makes your skin tight and youthful!), and 0.5% Ferulic Acid (prevents sun-damage and STOPS free radicals (which are cancer-causing).

What does it do?

This soft gel does everything from repair to prevention while boosting the skin’s structure for a firmer, brighter complexion–on EVERY level. It literally reconstructs the skin’s support structure while facilitating cellular repair and integrity. This is extremely helpful in preventing serious skin conditions (i.e. skin cancer).

Beauty Verdict:

I think it’s worth every penny. My skin is brighter and there is less repair time for blemishes–this stuff is powerful!

SkinCeuticals

Retails for: $152

Blemish + Age Defense

What’s in it?

A potent combination of the following blemish busters:

  • 2% Dioic Acid–eliminates the bacteria responsible for causing acne.
  • 0.3% LHA--decongests clogged pores and diminishes surface indicators of aging.
  • 1.5% Salicylic Acid–refines pores and reduces acne.
  • 3.5% Glycolic Acid and 0.5% Ciric Acid–accelerates exfoliation and reduces the signs of aging.

What does it do?

This oil-free formula treats and prevents acne as well as signs of aging. It directly treats fine lines, wrinkles, minimizes hyper-pigmentation, reduces excess sebum production (the oils of your skin that can contribute to acne), and reduces the inflammation present with acne.

Beauty Verdict:

If you get a blemish all you need to do is dab on a little bit of this and within no time you will gradually notice it disappear. The best effect I noticed is when you apply this formula at night and in the morning any blemish you thought you had is really just a faded memory. Just make sure you also use a moisturizer and apply this as a spot treatment–I want serum happy and noticed some dry spots so just apply where needed!

SkinCeuticals

Retails for: $78

Youth Code Foaming Gel Cleanser

What’s in it?

  • Salicylic Acid–promotes skin exfoliation, prevents pores from clogging, and fights blemishes.

What does it do?

This foaming gel cleanser gently exfoliates and removes impurities, providing your skin with the power to optimally regenerate itself with each cleanse.

Beauty Verdict:

My skin feels soooo cleannnn and refreshed! It is soft and helps remove the majority of my eye makeup. A little thing I like to do as well is take a bit of crushed Himalayan salt and every other day mix it with this cleanser to exfoliate (it’s not good to exfoliate every day as you don’t want your skin to depend on it–the goal is to stimulate!). You also can’t go wrong with the price and the bottle should last you awhile!

L’Oreal Paris

Retails for: $7.99

 

Youth Code Dark Spot Serum Corrector

 

What’s in it?

  • Vitamin B3 – Skin-brightening ingredient that helps fix the effects of hyperpigmentation and reduces the visible
    presence of melanin by 78%
  • Vitamin CG – Active antioxidant to help brighten skin
  • Pro-Cysteine – Antioxidant that works to protect skin from daily exposure to environmental aggressions
  • Recoverine (aka Chestnut Seed Extract) – Promotes natural skin exfoliation
  • HEPES (Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid) – Helps to boost cell turnover

What does it do?

This light serum is clinically proven to energize the repair gene and therefore enhance the skin’s capacity for recovery and ultimately unveil younger skin. The effect? Your skin will look more luminous, feel silky smooth, and be deeply hydrated. AND with continued use…signs of aging will visibly diminish. It also protects your skin with SPF 30.

Beauty Verdict:

I got into the habit of applying this beautiful pearl serum before bed after cleansing and over the past few weeks I’ve definitely noticed a change in the radiance of my skin–especially when I wake up in the morning!

L’Oreal Paris

Retails for: $24.99

 

Youth Code Day Cream

What’s in it?

  • Broad-Spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 –Helps protect the skin from further sun damage and the formation of discolorations.
  • Pro-Cysteine – Antioxidant that works to protect skin from daily exposure to environmental aggressions.
  • Recoverine (aka Chestnut Seed Extract)– Promotes natural skin exfoliation.
  • HEPES (Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid) – Helps to boost cell turnover.

What does it do?

To be smoothed over the serum, this luxurious cream ensures deep hydration with a supple finish while also offer sun-protection. *SPF 30 and oil-free*

Beauty Verdict:

Great stuff. The SPF 30 protects and my skin definitely feels more hydrated.  The L’OREAL Youth Code collection overall seems to be doing a Fab job on revitalizing and repairing what the winter has stripped away.

L’Oreal Paris

Retails for: $24.99

Age Perfect Hydra Nutrition

What’s in it?

  • Biolysat (activates the expression of the repair gene)
  • Adenosine (anti-wrinkle agent–helps stimulate DNA and protein synthesis while producing collagen).
  • Bio-Peptides and Cerimide fortifiers (repairs signs of past damage and aging)

What does it do?

This silky serum “re-densifies” meaning it basically re-cushions your skin from the inside leaving your skin more supple and resilient on its surface. It also provides intense hydration (we are still recovering from the winter dryness) and an even skin tone. Basically, your skin’s natural radiance will be restored!

Beauty Verdict:

And yes it’s supple! I apply the Age Perfect after the serum intense as it is meant to replace and act as a moisturizer. I feel it completes the Youth Code collection to give your skin the final push it needs. Feels light when I put it on and my skin seems to soak it up instantly.

L’Oreal Paris

Retails for: $19.99

Vitamin C & E Serum

What’s in it?

  • Vitamin C (rejuvenates and restores)
  • Vitamin E (corrects and prevents damage)

What does it do?

Reduces the appearance of sun-damage and discoloration to reveal healthier and brighter look to your skin.

Beauty Verdict:

I know that Vitamin C and E are skin care must-haves and a serum that holds these in such a potent blend is meant to work wonders. I’ve added this to my regime for the added benefit of the anti-oxidants it delivers and so far my skin has seemed to thank me. Uneven skin has become a thing of the past. It comes at a hefty price tag though but the good news is you can try their sample pack for only $30 and that allows you to sample their cleanser and moisturizer as well http://riversol.com/shop/riversol-anti-aging/

Retails for: $139.00

 

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