Archives for category: serum

with Elina Organics Dehydrated Complexion Set. If Winter is taking a toll on your skin this set is a great fix. Elina Organics creates Holistic Clinical Skincare. The line contains no chemical additives, and are ph balanced. They are never tested on animals and designed to give you visible results. The set includes the Leave on Under Eye Recovery Mask, the Angelite Crystal Elixir, and the Sahara Souffle face mask. The Eye Mask contains 30% vitamin c, white truffle mushroom extract, Mango Butter, and Vitamin E. It is very hydrating and absorbs well. The Angelite Crystal Elixir is designed to restore collagen and reduce inflammation. This serum uses Angelite extract, Snow Mushroom, and Copper Peptides. Lastly the Sahara Souffle deeply hydrates skin with the power of Camel Milk. It helps with discoloration and leaves skin smooth and even. So refresh your routine with this Elina Organics set, and give winter your glow…

so I’ve upped my serum game. I am currently using Nani Pua’s 1960 Ethnobotanical Face Serum. This luxury botanical oil blend is lightweight yet insanely moisturizing. It brightens and hydrates with “15 vital rare ingredients” that address a broad range of skin conditions. Ethnobotany is the study of a region’s plants and their practical uses through the traditional knowledge of local culture and people. Head to their website to review each ingredient used and why they chose it. So get with Nani Pua and don’t let winter take the glow out of your skin.

in my skincare. This past month I have been using and loving Raw Beauty Co’s skincare line. The line is designed to give you smoother, younger looking skin without the use of harsh chemicals. They use the “world’s most exotic ingredients, organic tropical botanicals, herbal infusions, and essential vitamins & minerals.” My favorites in the line are the BalancedBeauty Serum and Brightener as well as the Beautiana Daily Cleanser & Remover. The serum is a Vitamin C base that exfoliates and brightens. It is enriched with Niacinamide, hyaluronic acid, and plant and fruit extracts. Skin is left balanced, hydrated, and protected. I use the Beautiana cleanser day and night. It is very gentle yet removes dirt and makeup. It’s enhanced with conditioning properties to soothe and tighten skin. I recommend checking out the whole line. Natural skincare has come a long way. 

Skinbetter’s AlphaRet Clearing Serum is a retinoid based serum that doesn’t mess around. It is designed for oilier, blemish prone skin. AlphaRet is a patented technology that combines retinoid and an AHA. It will improve the overall clarity, tone and texture. It’s made with salicylic acid, BHA’s, and hydrating & soothing ingrediants. 

Tatcha’s The Essence Skincare Boosting Treatment wil soften and plump your skin. It uses a trio of fermented Japanese superfoods. I love every product from this line, and this product does not disappoint. It is designed to boost the effects of your skincare while resurfacing and hydrating the skin. 


Australian Gold’s Plant Based Lotion & Sunscreen with SPF 50 is my favorite new sunblock. It smells amazing. It is part of their new Plant Based line, and formulated with Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil. 


Givenchy’s Le Rouge Universal Hydrating Lip Balm is my go to balm for under my lipstick or gloss. It’s a clear moisturizing balm that is designed to hydrate up to 24hrs. It has hyaluronic acid and jojoba seed extract to soothe and nourish lips all day. 

I’m loving Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore moisturizer. It is designed to restore the skin’s external barrier and support self repair. I found it to be majorly nourishing and hydrating. It will help to even out and improve overall radiance. It’s lightweight and fast absorbing.

I’m protecting my body at the beach with Neutrogena’s Invisible Daily Defense Lotion SPF 60+. I love the texture and smell of this sunscreen. It’s hydrating and formulated with antioxidants. It is quick drying and lightweight.

My new serum is StriVectin’s Super C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum. I love the concept of a Vitamin C and a Retinol in one product. This lightweight serum brightens and firms skin, while smoothing fine lines and improving texture. It’s not sticky at all, and absorbs fast. It is perfect for layering under a moisturizer and makeup. 

you get to know this brand. Kovo Essentials! This Clean line uses Probiotics and Cannabinoids to restore clarity and radiance to your skin, while fighting the age and environmental damage. The products have the highest level of potency to work quickly and effectively.  The Cannabidiol Oil is derived from Hemp. It soothes irritation and counteracts free radical damage. The Probiotics balance the flora of the skin and provide antibacterial benefits. I have been using the Illuminating Booster Serum 33. It quickly hydrates my skin and improves the overall appearance. It has 500 mg of Broad Spectrum CBD that gives a dewy glow. It also uses Arnica to stimulate cell turnover and fight inflammation. The serum feels luxurious, and substantial. So up your skincare game with Kovo, and keep it natural, but keep it good…

is now a good thing when it comes to skincare. Thanks to Typology and their innovative no b.s. all results approach. The line is sold exclusively online, direct to consumers, in order to offer the highest quality at the best price. The line is like a chic french apothecary meets the Ordinary….but better. “Our philosophy is not to add anything to our products to make them stand out; instead we pare them back and distil each formula down to the most-essential, natural active ingredients.” The line is natural and sourced from sustainable farms using gentle extraction techniques. I will touch on a few of my faves from the line, but I strongly suggest checking out all they have to offer on their site. The 7 Ingredient Micellar Water quickly removes makeup and grime. I use the Hydrolate Organic Orange Blossom, which is a gentle essence that revives tired skin. Next I use the Antioxidant Serum 3% Ferulic Acid + 3% Resveratrol, to firm skin and fight aging. I wait a minute or two and follow with the Radiance Serum 11% Vitamin C, to increase radiance. One of my favorite’s in the line is the Eye Serum 5% Caffeine + 5% Niacinamide. It’s a circulation boosting eye serum that fights dark circles. It’s extremely lightweight and absorbs instantly. I’m somewhat obsessed with the Radiance Night Serum Botanical Blend with White Rose. It is an overnight Oil that boosts radiance and regenerates skin while you sleep. It feels ultra luxurious. It is a must add to cart. The bottles are beautiful and look great out on the counter. So say oui’ to Typology, and let this French brand be your new crush…

Defiance Science Duo: Theorem Serum Boost + Triple Lift Molecule Mask Image 1

Caire for your skin like I do. I am using Caire Skincare’s Triple Lift Molecule Mask and Theorem Serum weekly. The Caire line is designed for women 40+ and sets out to fight the hormonal changes that happen to your skin. The Lift Molecule Mask is an effective, hydrating and healing powerhouse. It uses Hyaluronic Acid, and Hyaluronic Growth factor that is “turbo-charged through our unique delivery mechanism”. You apply the mask and leave it for 15-30 minutes. It tightens as it dries. After removal follow with their Theorem Serum. It deeply absorbs into skin and provides long term effects. I suggest heading over to their site to read all about the science and results. So get lifted and hydrated with Caire, and bring back that youthful glow. 

with some new faves. Lets start with skincare. I’m loving Algenist Skincare’s AA Barrier Serum. This antioxidant rich serum is designed to defent the skin barrier against pollutants and environmental aggressors. It uses Alguronic Acid, Niacinamide, Phloretin, and Ergothioneine. It improves skins appearance and uneveness. I love the texture of it. It feels luxurious and absorbs well.

My new makeup finds start with a cult favorite foundation. I now understand why Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation is so popular. This 24 hour wear, full coverage, Matte foundation really delivers. It leaves skin looking fresh and flawless yet somehow remains lightweight on the skin. It is heat resistant, and waterproof. There are over 55 shades to choose from.

Taking things to the ever important brows. For the last few years I’ve stuck with NYX’s micro brow pencil. I think it’s better than its expensive competitors. I’m now following it with their Control Freak Eyebrow Gel. It is a clear gel that tames brows and gives a fuller effect. It’s not sticky and stays comfortable all day. So play with some new finds for 2021, I won’t tell last year’s products you’re cheating 😉 

whatever it is let Curology work on the cure. I am extremely happy with my skin at the moment. I have been using Curology’s face wash, customized serum, moisturizer, and body wash. It is a very simple service to use. They develop customizable serums to fight whatever your individual concerns are. The ingredients are medical grade and at your needed level. You just snap a few pics on your cell and answer some questions on their site. They use your pictures, lifestyle, and goals to create exactly what you need. If you are not satisfied with your current routine, I recommend trying this system out. So get a unique formula from Curology, because you’re not like anybody else ;)…