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.
Greetings my Beauties! How was your Thanksgiving? Yummy? Did you spend quality time with family? Did you overindulge? I must confess, I over did it just a wee bit over the holiday weekend and luckily I had recently done the Cooler Cleanse Juice for a Day, so I felt prepared and deserving of the yummy eats that I enjoyed during my turkey day festivities.
As you know, raw juice cleanses are all the rage right now and everyone, including celebrities are jumping on this healthy craze. What sets the Cooler Cleanse apart from its competitors is that the ingredients are locally sourced, the juices are really tasty and the price point is lower and more affordably priced at $58 per day for six fresh pressed raw juices.
And adding to the appeal of this cleanse is the co-founder of the brand is gorgeous beauty icon, Salma Hayek. Given her busy lifestyle and commitment to living beautifully and healthy, Salma wanted to create fabulous raw nutrition-packed juices that tasted divine and really detoxified and rejuvenated her system: “I love that I’m doing something good for my body,” says actress and Cooler Cleanse co-founder Salma Hayek. “I’m flooding my body with nutrients from organic fruits and vegetables – ones that can help everyone look and feel their best.”
Cooler Cleanse’s Juice for A Day is a great way to try out juicing and cleansing for the the first time or to reset after a splurge or the perfect segue to help you recommit to your health. In my opinion, Juice for a Day is the perfect antidote to the holiday excess because it allows you to purge the toxins with an easy and yummy one day juice cleanse without a big commitment. And it’s effortless, all that you do is replace your three meals-a-day with six fresh pressed juices, that you drink in order from 1 to 6 approximately every two hours and in exchange you will experience a 24-hour mini-cleanse that is energizing, clarifying and brightening.
I have posted about my affinity for the delightful Michael Todd True Organics products in the past, and I love these yummy products so much that I have kept them in circulation with my other go-to products. Well, MTO has done it again by creating a fabulous new eye cream that treats all those pesky symptoms that make us look old and tired around our eyes. Allow me to introduce you to MTO INTENSIVE Organic Cream Eye Treatment ($38)
This innovative new 85% organic eye cream treats every aspect of aging around the eyes which includes diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, reducing dark circles, eliminating puffiness and helping to regenerate skin cells. The secret active ingredients in this eye treatment are Haloxyl® and Eyeliss®, both cutting edge advanced treatments for the care of the delicate skin of the under eye areas and eye lids.
Let’s take a closer look at the fabulous ingredients in INTENSIVE and exactly how it treats the aging around your eyes: