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 recently attended the Natural Products Expo West which showcases the latest in healthy foods, nutrition and beauty products and I walked the show floor scouting health and beauty trends and this year it was all about COCONUTS! Coconut milk, coconut water and coconut oil and they all have a myriad of benefits, nourishing qualities and they taste yummy too! So it was not surprising that I began to notice that many products on the show floor were featuring coconut as a beauty enhancing ingredient and then of course when I got home I noticed more coconut infused products.
Coconut is a fabulous beauty enhancing ingredient because it contains fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that make it an excellent moisturizer, anti-inflammatory and antiviral as well as an acne treatment. Coconut Oil is a wonderful natural skin moisturizer because it absorbs quickly into your skin and makes it soft, supple and radiant. Coconut oil is also a fantastic nourishing hair treatment because it infuses your hair with protein, repairs damage and makes hair healthy and shiny.
Following are 7 COCONUT infused beauty products that I am currently CUCKOO for:
Pacifica recently came out with a fabulous array of new (and affordably priced) skincare and makeup products that feature Coconut as it’s star ingredient. I am OBSESSED with these addictive Coconut water infused natural towelettes that gently cleanse your face while removing toxins, oil, and make-up from your skin. In addition to coconut, these wipes also contain papaya, a natural exfoliant to help revive skin and remove dead cells and aloe vera and calendula to soothe and calm your skin. I love the yummy subtle tropical scent, how effective they are at cleaning my skin and removing makeup and the super affordable price.
These are swoon-worthy coconut infused multi-use creamy shimmering colors for highlighting, luminizing and adding radiance to your face and body. This natural mineral makeup formula comes in three summer fab shades: Bronzed – a sun-kissed bronze with a golden shimmer, Island Rose – a shimmering, radiant dewy pink and Moonlit – an iridescent pale champagne color with a moon-kissed shimmer. I love the lovely hint of a coconut scent which I find very unique for a makeup product, the gorgeous sheer skin flattering shimmering shades and the beautiful radiance and glow that it gives to my skin.