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Body moisturizer is so last year. That’s why I’ve been using B. Fresh’s line of body serums. These are perfect for the summer because they are lightweight and sink into your skin fast. I live in Miami so I’ll definitely be using them year round. The range covers the needs of hydration, exfoliation, brightening, and firming. The line is clean and cruelty free. I love how soft my skin feels with this product. No grease, just smooth skin.

Cosmedix’s BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil is a great find. The directions advise you to use it as you would a serum or moisturizer, ie. put on dry skin after cleansing. I use this as I use all my oils, as a last step for major hydration and to lock in my serum and moisturizer. I do this only at night. It is designed to be used both day and night, but I think it is too heavy for day time. It smells great. A little goes a long way, you do not need a full dropper’s worth. I used the excess on my hands before bed and could feel the added smoothness in the morning. I have combination skin. I think this is best for combination or dry skin. So get your vitamin C, in an oil, how brilliant of you…

has never disappointed me. Tatcha continues to have some of the best products out there and the prettiest packaging. Lately I’ve been using their The Deep Cleanse Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser and the best selling Violet-C Brightening Serum. The cleanser gently removes all makeup and dirt while minimizing excess oil and uncloging my pores. It is gel like and turns to a creamy foam. The Violet-C is 20% Vitamin C with 10% AHA’s. This is designed to brighten and strengthen skin for a more radiant look. The directions say to use it at night but I used it in the daytime after the Tatcha Essence and followed with moisturizer and sunblock. Check out Tatcha, they won’t let you down. 

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.

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or at least let your skincare be. The Golden Door is a Legendary Health and Wellsness spa, with products to match. I love their Soothing Cleansing Foam. It is a sulfate free, luxurious, foam cleanser, designed for all skin types. It will rinse away dirt and makeup, while brighteing your complexion. It uses botanical extracts to soothe and calm the skin.
Best of all, 100% of the net profits go to help end child abuse. So do good for the world and your face with Golden Door products, and say ooohhhmmmmm…..
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of Korean beauty! If you are to, head over to Mistetic.com and go crazy. Right now I’m using their Toun28  Organic B+ spf 50 sun/bluelight block. This is a physical (non-nano) UVA/UVB sun + HEV blue rays (Smartphone, TV, Computer screens) block cream. It is made with up to 62% certified organic, SPF 50+PA+++. It is water and sweat resistant. The fully recyclable packaging is an important upgrade to this category. I also use the Cos De Baha NiacinAmide Serum 10% with Zinc PCA. The serum contains 10% Niacinamide with 1% Zinc, it dramatically improves uneven skin tone, refines skin texture and improves fine lines. It has an overall brightening effect, and is effective against acne. It is designed to help improve the epidermal barrier of your skin. When that is in peak condition, everything is flawless.  So get with the goods our sisters in Korea have been crazy about forever. Head over to Mistetic and shop away your worries…..
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and you should too! Sunday Riley’s Good Genes All in One Lactic Acid Treatment. This serum means business. You feel it working right when you put it on. It is strong, so I would not recommend to those with sensitive skin. The Purified Lactic Acid is hydrating and exfoliating. Your skin is left clarified, refreshed, and smoother. It helps fight build up of dead skin cells and excess sebum. There is also licorice for brightening, lemongrass to tone, and arnica to soothe. This is a cult favorite and I can see why. So get Good Genes, even if you weren’t born with them…

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Veletta skincare is a natural line, made in small batches in the South Island of New Zealand. It contains unique ingredients from the region. My favorite product in the line is the Purifying Mask. It is designed to remove impurities while brightening and exfoliating. It comes as a powder that you add water to. It then turns into a very cool mousse texture. The power ingredients are Kaolin Clay, French Pink Clay, Vitamin C, Raw Cacao powder, Matcha Powder and Neem leaf. I love that it feels like I get a deep clean without drying out my skin. So get with Veletta and take some time to pamper yourself.

lumewell don’t let it show. I never forget to use eye cream – morning and night time. Lately I’ve been using Revitaleyes Lumixyl. It is the first and only eye cream formulated with decapeptide-12. Designed to treat and  correct dark circles, eye-area lines and wrinkles, dryness and inflammation. “Our formula pairs industry proven ingredients that help with dermal iron deposits and inflammation with our proprietary skin brightening decapeptide-12 technology, making Revitaleyes the most comprehensive, professional-strength treatment for dark under-eye circles on the market today.” So get your party on, and cover up the evidence…

 

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palette should be It Cosmetics CC+ Radiance Palette.  I discovered this in my 5 piece customer favorites kit. It combines brightening powder , blush, and bronzer, in one cute palette. All products are anti aging and talc free. Real silk and collagen work to blur the look of fine lines and pores. The CC +brightening finishing powder can be used all over for an instant radiance and color correction. It uses light reflecting microspheres to illuminate, without glitter or shimmer. The CC+ matte bronzer accentuates your jawline and adds major warmth. Lastly the CC+ Flush Blush is the perfect pink for cheeks. As always, It cosmetics are not only beauty enhancers, they’re skin enhancers,- because they’re made with good for you ingredients. So get with IT, and go get it……