Let’s talk about Skin Care!

20150905_150653 (2)Bellissima…My Beauty Product Review

Hello everyone, I hope y’all had a fantabulous week!!!! Today I wanted to discuss products ?  I am quite a product junkie!  If I get a recommendation about products (beauty, electronics, cleansing, etc.), I research to see what others have to say about said “miracle worker”.  Today I wanted to discuss skin care with y’all.  I have sensitive, combination skin, so I like to make sure any skin care that I use keeps my skin well balanced.  This is harder to find than you would think.  I have used skin care from all price points and I have a list of my favorites.  By the way, I am not under any affiliate agreement with any companies or individuals and my opinions are my own, nurtured from experience.  I will not bash other products because they may work for others, I can only relate what has done well for me and the way it made me feel ?
Here we go…

Cleansing
1. Bio-Oil
I can use this as a cleanser and a moisturizer.  It’s great for my hard to remove eye makeup too!  It makes scars and stretch marks disappear ?…just sayin.  I keep a bottle around no matter what ever else I’m using.  It’s available here and here.  This one is a very reasonable price point at around $9-$23 for the 2,4 and 6oz sizes.
2. Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser
Even though my skin is sensitive, this cleanser is gentle enough that I can use it daily.  The smell is divine to me and reminds me of Earth and Rainforests!  It also has an exfoliant in it so it removes not only the make-up and dirt but also the dead skin on the very top surface.  It does not dry the skin out and is very moisturizing.  It’s available here and here.  This one is a medium price point at around $20.
3. EveLom Balm Cleanser
OMGOSH!!!!  There are no words to adequately describe what this cleanser does, except enable your skin to feel baby soft again!  I am 46 yrs young, and when a cleanser cleans, exfoliates, tones, reduces fine lines and moisturizes all in one product, ❤️❤️ I say “Gimme, gimme, gimme!”
The smell is so fresh and yummy, and this product like all the others I have mentioned here, is non-greasy.  EveLom comes in three sizes of 1, 3, and 6 oz. and begins at $50 and up.  I consider this one at the top price point for me but well worth it. Its available here and here.  If I brown bag lunch during the week for 20 days I can get the 3.3 oz and have it for a while ? cha ching $$$, #savingmoneyandlookingyounger.

Repair Serum
1. Bio-Oil
Seriously, this stuff can do it all! Need I say more.  Found here and here.
2. Kiel’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This serum is used after cleansing. It only takes two to three drops to restore, revive and replenish all the goodness your skin needs to start the next day!  This serum leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and it smells of a delicious light herbal scent. It comes in 1, 1.7, and 3.4 oz. and ranges from $46- $122.  You can find it here, here, and here.
3. Skinceuticals Retexturing Activator
This serum works to exfoliate and replenish to smooth the texture of your skin.  I believe it works better in concert with a moisturizer by the same company because they seem to play off of one another.  It’s on the higher end of my price point at $77 for 1oz.  When I use this and the moisturizer my skin feels the softest that it’s ever been…even when I was younger ? It lasts for a while as long as you don’t tip it over like I’ve done in the past ?  Available here and here.
4. Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Serum
Ok, let’s sit down for this one!  When I have used this serum I have gotten the most complements on my skin.  So many people would tell me how youthful I looked and most guessed ten to fifteen years younger than what I was!  So, you ask, why don’t I have it in my Arsenal right this minute?  That’s a good doggon question!  When I thought of doing this review of skin care products, Genifique was always the top serum in my head.  I guess, until I put it down here for y’all, it just didn’t resonate that HELLO!!!….why did I not get more when I ran out?  I will tell you why.  I think I always thought that I could find another that was similar at a better price point.  It IS at the top of my price point at $78 for 1 oz, $105 for 1.69 oz and $175 for 3.75 oz.  However, in the past year I have even considered elective procedures and they cost even more, so maybe I can break down for that youthful appearance again ? Genifique can be found here, here (free gift with purchase if you buy the 1.7oz or above) here, and here.

Moisturizers
1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
This moisturizer is a real go getter for its price point.  It ranges $15-$38 and comes in 1,4,and 6oz sizes.  It’s light in feel and fragrance and is perfect for day and has another version for night or you could us this for both. It keeps me dewy all day!  It also has an spf protection for the day, eliminating that extra step ?  It’s available here (free gift with $27 Clinique purchase), here (I usually find sooo many sales @ Macy’s), and here.
2. Kiel’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream
To me this gem is a fantastic choice for smooth skin at a medium price point!  I can use this following a serum or alone and it does a great job.  Comes in a 1.7 & 2.5oz. and ranges $62-$82. I wear this at night. It’s available here and here.
3. Skinceuticals A.G.E. Interrupter
Ok…here it is…my favorite moisturizer is an age interrupter!  Yes you read that right ?.  This glorious cream is an anti-aging corrective moisturizer.  First, let me say that this goes on like whipped silk!  If that wasn’t enough to make me keep a lifetime supply, it also makes my skin feel like silk!!!! ???? Can be found here and here.
I also use the A.G.E. Eye Complex that diminishes crows feet, swollen eyes, and dark pigmentation…WHAT?  Did I tell you these products were super special or what? The Eye Complex can be found here and here.

I am currently using the Bio-Oil, I finished the last of my Aveda Tourmaline Charged Exfoliating Cleanser tonight, Kiel’s Midnight Recovery Serum, then Kiel’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream.  My skin does really well with these, and they are all wonderful products.

When I can, I would love to combine my dream team of EveLom Balm Cleanser followed by Lancôme Genifique Youth Activating Serum, Skinceuticals A.G.E. Interrupter and Skinceuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex (for night), Clinique Dramtically Different Moisturizer w/spf (for day) and see how my skin feels and looks.  I’ll keep y’all updated ?.

As a side note, most of the sites I have linked to I have personally purchased from, however, when purchasing from Amazon and sites that have multiple listings with different merchants please check their credentials.  I do not ever knowingly link to a merchant or site that cannot be trusted.  Happy facials!!!!
Until next time…

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