As I have gotten older, my skin has started leaning more towards the drier side and therefore I am constantly on the hunt for gorgeous anti-aging creams and serums that resuscitate my parched skin. This is not an easy task because most richer more emollient moisturizing creams are heavy, greasy, cloying and just sit on the skin and take forever to asborb. So when I find a fabulous cream with wonderfully active ingredients and it delivers that perfect level of continuous moisture to my skin, I am over the moon. Allow me to introduce you to my latest discovery from a skincare line that I adore Michael Todd True Organics and his newest jar of goodness that makes-my-dry-skin-oh-so-happy Damascus Rose Enriched Anti-Wrinkle Cream ($125)
MTO’s Damascus Rose Cream was created to breathe new life into dry and mature skin. This powerhouse moisturizing cream contains 10 different peptides, including next generation tri-peptides which have been proven to boost collagen production in aging, collagen-deficient skin. Damascus Rose Cream is also rich in essential oils of Avocado, Jojoba, Palm, Rose Hips, Wheat Germ, Carrot Seed and Neem which are synergistically combined with antioxidants A, B5, C, E and Co-Enzyme Q-10 to protect against environmental stressors while restoring your skin’s optimal moisture balance. This cream also contains blue green algae which facilitates the elimination of toxins, promotes cellular renewal and naturally nourishes the skin. And it also contains black willow bark which has been recognized for thousands of years for its healing powers. Whew, that’s a lot of active, wonderfully powerful ingredients in one cream, don’t ya think?
Happy EARTH MONTH My Beauties! What are you doing to celebrate Earth Month? What steps are you taking towards being healthier and more green this month? In honor of this special month, I am encouraging my readers and followers to take one or two small steps to preserve our planet and be a bit more green. It doesn’t have to be anything major, maybe recycling your bottles and cans or picking up trash when you are out on walk, whatever it is just take moment to think about the environment around you. In doing my part, I wanted to share a few FABULOUS brands that I adore that make beautiful, greener, better for you (and the environment) beauty products. Hope you discover a new brand that peaks your interest and makes you feel good about trying something healthier and greener.
Kelly Teegarden is a cancer survivor who decided to create her own fabulous chemical free skincare line because she was disturbed by the fact that many of our beauty and personal care products contain cancer causing chemicals and she wanted to make a difference. Kelly formulated her healthy line so that consumers know exactly what they are using on their body. All KTO products are made with certified organic and natural ingredients, no cancer causing ingredients, are scientifically proven to have no hormone disruptors and no toxic levels of ingredients. I adore her gorgeous nourishing Lip Glosses which come in a fabulous array of colors, contain Dragon’s Blood know for it’s ancient healing properties and they have a handy light-up mirror. I also love her Rejuvenate Anti Aging Night Cream/Hydration Masque which plumps up my skin and gives it a beautiful glow before events.
One of my fav beauty bloggers Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets recently collaborated on a fabulous moisturizing skincare line with Suzanne Leroux, the creator of one of my all time fav better for you beauty brands One Love Organics. These two respected beauty mavens put their gorgeous brains and skincare passions together and created the swoon-worthy Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics collection which combines highly-concentrated plant oils with super-effective pharmaceutical-grade vitamins and antioxidants for anti-aging benefits, maximum moisture and a major glow.
The line currently consists of two products: Vitamin C Active Moisture Serum which contains a potent mix of vitamins and antioxidants (like green tea and sea buckthorn oil) to brighten and replenish skin creating a more radiant complexion and the emollient waterless Vitamin E Active Moisture Eye Balm which contains a powerful blend of vitamins and antioxidants that restores radiance to the delicate eye area. I love the gorgeous silky serum that rejuvenates my skin and gives it a dewy glow and the eye balm is so different than other products cause it’s really concentrated and gives my dry eye area a fab dose of hydration.
I have a confession to make, I have been keeping a secret from you . . . . for last six plus months I have been having a love affair with an exciting new skincare product category: Face Oil Serums. You see at first, I was a bit reluctant to try these new oils because my experience with the oils in the past was that were greasy, heavy, comedogenic and just sit on your skin. Old school oils made me want to run, hide and avoid them at all costs, so you can understand why I was gun shy. Well, I am excited to tell you that the innovative new face oils of today are a completely different story! In contrast to their cloying oil ancestors, today’s face oils are lightweight, instantly absorbing, hydrating, anti-aging, non-comedogenic and filled with mostly natural ingredients that transform you skin!
And I’m OBSESSED with them! I can’t get enough of these emollient dry oil miracles. My skin just loves them, it drinks them in, they fix my problems, heal my irritations and work wonders on my somewhat dry aging skin (although many are great for oily skin too!) When I travel they save me, when I get an aggressive treatment and my skin is inflamed they bring it back to life, but mostly these oils rejuvenate my skin and make it look luminous and healthy on a daily basis. Following are six of my absolute fav face oil serums at the moment. And stay tuned, there are more to come
This addictive face serum contains argan oil, rosehip seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, evening primrose oil and the Queen of all essential oils, Moroccan Rose. This aromatic oil serum is very high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin-rich botanicals and it helps to diminish fine lines, hydrates and soothes your skin, promotes cell renewal, improves suppleness and makes your skin glow. I love the gorgeous intoxicating scent, how it is the perfect level of moisture for my skin and that it makes my face supple and radiant.
This triple berry face oil contains a cocktail of Scandinavian Lingonberry, Brazilian Açai Berry and Raspberry oils (a plethora of powerful antioxidants and vitamins) that work synergistically together to nourish and transform the skin. This potent oil penetrates your skin deeply to nourish, hydrate, sooth, smooth wrinkles and stretch marks, enhance your skin’s elasticity and give you a youthful glow. I love how concentrated yet lightweight and non-oily this serum is, how instantly it plumps the texture of my skin and it works great as a makeup primer.
Colbert MD illumino Face Oil ($125)
This swoon worthy oil contains Borage Seed Oil, Yangu Oil, Marula Oil, Passion Fruit Oil and Aragan Oil – a fabulous blend of antioxidants and vitamins that work beautifully together to improve your skin’s texture, elasticity and suppleness. This amazingly lightweight oil contains Retinol and Vitamin C Esters that soothe and comfort your complexion while a patented technology delivers the oil deep into the skin. I love the subtle yummy fruity scent, the light dry instantly absorbing formula, and how it immediately soothes my irritated skin.