I tan very easily and absolutely hate it. Even after being careful…I got very tanned this summer. So, I’ve been looking into new products that can help me get rid of this tan ASAP. Mario Badescu’s Whitening Mask is one of the products I bought to help me with this issue. It’s supposed to be very gentle for sensitive skin and contains no Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA). So…what do I think about it? Keep reading to find out!
GLAMGLOW is currently one of the hottest brands in skincare. It was originally designed for exclusive professional use in Hollywood, but due to it’s popularity and high-end technology that delivers instant, visible results, the company made it available to consumers in 2011. The brand has many different masks and face washes targeted to different skin concerns/issues. The one that I am reviewing today is SuperMud Clearing Treatment.
Korean beauty brands are gaining popularity in the USA day by day. One such brand is Dr. Jart+. This dermatologist-developed skin care brand was founded in 2004 with the belief that skin should be properly diagnosed and cared for using highly functional products. Dr. Jart+ utilizes advanced technology with the safest and most effective ingredients to create breakthrough formulas. This brand was the first to introduce BB creams to the US market.
The product I will be reviewing today is Ceramidin Cream.
Skinceuticals is a brand you are definitely going to run into alot in this blog. I started researching this brand the moment I saw it on the shelves at my dermatologist’s office. Made in USA, Skinceuticals is used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas for daily homecare and to complement aesthetic procedures. The brand’s story started long before the company’s founding in 1994, thanks to the pivotal research performed by Dr. Sheldon Pinnell. In the years since, they have continued to pave the way with breakthroughs that have changed the face of skin science. The product I’ll be reviewing today is A.G.E. Eye Complex, which is a correcting eye cream.
Crème de la Mer is one of the world’s most talked about and sought-after anti-aging moisturizers. It is loved by celebrities and fashionistas for it’s power to transform and heal dry aging skin. Given my recent skin issue (dry and dehydrated) of course, I had to buy La Mer and see if it was actually worth all the hype. For those of you who do not know about this product, here is a little background:
Crème de la Mer was developed by Dr. Max Huber, an aerospace scientist to treat his severe chemical burns which he sustained in an accidental explosion during an experiment. Dr. Huber sold and marketed this product himself. After his death, his daughter continued selling the cream until Estée Lauder purchased the rights to manufacture and distribute it.
I’m obsessed with essential oils…really…I mean, what can you not do with them? They’re good for headaches, skincare, muscle aches, colds…on and on. Don’t get me wrong- I still trust my BHA, AHA, retinol and all, but I like how essential oils can get the same jobs done, but without the side effects. Here are the top 5 essential oils that I always keep handy:
Tea Tree (Melaleuca oil) is one of the most well known essential oil out there. It is taken from the leaves of the Melaleuca alternifolia, which is native to Southeast Queensland and the Northeast coast of New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil is antibacterial and is great for treating acne and skin irritations. It also helps regulate oil production. You can apply it straight out of the bottle…a little goes a long way.
I’ve always had oily/combination skin my entire life, but recently it has been dry and dehydrated, which made me change my entire skin regimen. For those of you who have dry and dehydrated skin, know how annoying the winter months are. One particular hydrating serum that I absolutely love and cannot live without is Skinceutical’s Hydrating b5 gel. This serum is enriched with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid. Before I get into how awesome this product is, a little background on the active ingredients:
What is Hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like water holding molecule that is the space filler and cushioning agent in all mammals. It cushions joints, nerves, hydrates skin and hair, and fills the eye. Almost half of body’s hyaluronic acid is located in the collagen of the skin, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin.
When searching for the perfect moisturizer for your skin type, it is important to understand what a moisturizer exactly is. Moisturizers don’t add moisture, instead they attract and trap existing water in the skin. Three main ingredients in a moisturizer are humectants, emollients and occlusives. Together their properties keep the skin healthy and hydrated by holding onto water, reducing evaporation and sealing in moisture.