Tag Archives: Moisture

Sugar Lips!

10 Jan

fresh sugar lips

If you want to put something fun and save your lips from winter weather, try Sugar Lip Treatment by Fresh ($22.50 http://www.fresh.com). I got two samples and I am obsessed! My lips were cracked and in one day they were healed! I have the original formula and the Rose tint formula. They are basically jumbo sized chap sticks that are formulated to heal your lips and leave them with all their moisture. Sugar is natural way to prevent moisture loss…who knew??? They are also packed with SPF and leave your lips soft and supple for 6 hours! I love using the original formula under my lipsticks and the Rose Tint formula for when I use a gloss or don’t want to use any other color on my lips at all. I really recommend these for winter, they are a lip saver!

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Moisture For Your Eyes

23 May

I have really sensitive eyes and have used tons of different eye creams but a lot of them burn my eye area.  I have been using Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado ($28 www.kiehls.com) for a while now and it is heavenly.  It is a simple moisturizing eye treatment with avocado oil.  It is formulated not to migrate into your eyes and it is sensitive enough for all skin types.  Ever since using this my eye area has become brighter and my dark circles have reduced.  One way to prevent fine lines and wrinkles is moisture and you can really feel like you are getting that when you put this on.  It is a funny green color but it goes on clear.  Just use a tiny amount and dab it on lightly with your ring finger morning and night.  It is so funny because avocado’s are one of my favorite foods and now they are a part of my favorite skin care!  If you need to start using an eye cream this is a good one to try or if you need more moisture for your eye area this is perfect!

Neck Tissue Repair

19 May

One of the things I worry about with the whole anti-aging process is having a neck that looks like a turkey!  Have you every noticed those women that have great skin on their faces and their necks look 100 years older?  I really want to avoid that in my old age…So, in try to avoid gravity and neck wrinkles, I have been using Kate Somerville Neck Tissue Repair Cream With Peptide K8 ($150 www.katesomerville.com).  The science behind Peptide K8 is that it is supposed to reduce the volume, density, and depth of fine lines and wrinkles.  I have seen this in a lot of products lately.  The other benefits of K8 is that it helps with texture and elasticity of the skin.  Other ingredients help firm and tone as well as make the skin soft and smooth.  One benefit is that the jojoba and macadamia nut help keep the skin moisturized and prevent water loss.  When putting this on you only want  to move this in an upward motion.  I even put this on my bust line because I figure I need all the help I can get!  You need one pump and move it in an upward motion toward your face to help activate the ingredients.  The smell is divine and subtle so you won’t be smelling it all day long.  If you are worried about looking saggy and wrinkly from the neck down, try this cream you won’t be disappointed!

Shea Butter Your Hair With Moisture

17 May

I am an official Frederic Fekkai hair product junkie!  I have something if not most everything from all of his different collections.  I use them on a regular rotation as they are all intended for a different use.  However, one of my favorites is the Essential Shea Collection ($25-$35 www.fekkai.com).  This collection smells amazing and it absolutely revives your hair with moisture.  I use the shampoo and conditioner once or twice a week depending on how “dry” my hair is feeling.  Since I have fine hair, if I use it more than that, my hair gets weighed down and gets oily.  I like to use the cream on the ends of hair which makes my hair really soft and the smell is divine!  Every other week or so I use the hair mask.  You leave this on for at least 15 minutes, I leave it on all night sometimes…then you wash your hair as usual and it will come out more soft than ever before!  I can’t say one bad thing about this collection.  If you need moisture for your hair or have damaged hair then I would definitely try the hair mask.  If you need to add some moisture into your routine then try using the shampoo and conditioner once or twice a week.  You will see results after the first use and the smell is heavenly which makes you want to use it more.  Who knew shea butter was as good for the hair as it is for the skin?!?!?

Moisturizer With Sunscreen

1 May

 

May is national skin cancer awareness month so it is totally appropriate that I tell you about my new favorite moisturizer!  I had been looking for a moisturizer for the day time with a high SPF count (due to my very fair skin) that didn’t have that sunscreen smell, when I found Neutrogena Healthy Defense Moisturizer with SPF 50 ($12 www.neutrogena.com).   The Healthy Defense line does have varying degrees of SPF from 15-50, but I need the highest possible.  I also chose the Sensitive Skin formula because sometimes sunscreen causes my face to breakout.  I started using this last week and you just need a small amount.  Don’t get scared because when you first put it on you may get that “white face” look that sunscreen can cause, but keep rubbing gently in the skin and it will absorb.  The best part is that it leaves a matte texture so you can apply your makeup right over it!  I wore it for over 8 hours and my makeup did not get oily and I did not break out!  I was so happy that I found a fragrance free SPF moisturizer that actually works well as a beauty product!  The sunscreen in this product is 100% natural which makes it gentle and not heavy on your skin.  Everyone needs to use an SPF on their face because it helps with anti-aging.  The UVA/UVB rays are damaging to all skin types.  Please give this a try and add to your routine to help fight the suns harmful rays!

Hand Cream For Winter Weather

29 Feb

 

I am always buying and trying out new hand creams.  I think I get bored and just want to try something new with a different scent and a new bottle or package…I think we all get that way with beauty products.  However, I have been using a hand cream this winter that has saved my hands from getting all dried out from the winter weather.  I have never found a hand cream that I loved as much as Nivea Smooth Indulgence Hand Cream ($5 www.drugstore.com).  This hand cream contains macadamia nut oil and vitamins which help add moisture and soften dry hands.  The smell is very “clean” and fresh.  The best part is that it absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue on your skin so you can use your cell phone, key board or do other things right after applying it.  I keep a bottle of this on my desk and use it after I wash my hands to keep them really soft.  I have turned other people in my office on to it because of the smell and because of the great price!  If you are looking for something to save your hands this winter, give this a try!

Great Oil-Free Moisturizer

17 Feb

All the experts  say “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!”, but I hate the feeling of having really wet or sticky skin before I put on my makeup.  For the past month I have been using MD Skincare Trifix Oil Free Hydrating Moisturizer ($35 www.dgskincare.com) and it is the perfect moisturizer if you don’t care  too much for that “moisturizer” feeling.  It  is  fast absorbing and really gets deep into the skin, rather than sits on top of the skin surface.  It is oil free so it won’t clog your pores and it contains willow bark extract which helps fight blackheads and  congested skin.  It is very light weight and non-greasy, a little goes a long  way.  It has aloe, along with vitamin and mineral benefits which help fight inflammation and redness.  This is a really great moisturizer for acne prone skin or combination/oily skin.  It feels really great on your skin and doesn’t feel “heavy”.  If you are looking for a lightweight moisturizer to go under makeup this is a great option.  It provides  great hydrating benefits  as well as clear skin benefits, it is a new favorite of mine!