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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. 

in this month’s skincare and makeup finds. This month I’ve switched things up with some fabulous finds. I have been using Ren’s Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic. It has a delicious cucumber smell. It uses Lactic Acid and Salicin(BHA) to exfoliate, brighten, tighten and hydrate. It’s gentle enough to use every day.

In the morning I follow that with Lancome’s amazing Renergie HCF Triple Serum. It’s and anti aging serum with Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, and Ferulic Acid. This serum feels luxurious. It’s designed to improve volume loss, reduce wrinkles, and brighten dark spots. It has a unique triple chamber packaging to combine ingredients in the perfect balance.

My makeup find is Kosas’s Air Brow lifting treatment gel. I use this in the daytime for a natural yet enhanced look. It adds volume with a soft flexible hold. Kosas is a clean beauty brand, and this gel is boosted with hair care actives to help brows grow and thicken. It has biodegradable plant based microfibers for fullness and volume. Panthenol Provitamin B5, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Trehalose, and Hyaluronic Acid for Brow health. It’s the perfect not too dry not too wet brow product.

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…

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. 

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…

Bodyography is a clean beauty brand, that infuses their products with beneficial ingredients like antioxidants, superfoods, and minerals. The whole line is cruelty free, paraben free, and gluten free. I have been using their Pro Perfect Foundation Stick, and their Hydrating Mask. The Foundation Stick gives medium to full coverage with a demi-matte finish. It glides on quick and easy for a flawless complexion. I put it on directly to my skin and blend out with a foundation brush. You can play around with multiple sticks to use for contouring and concealing. The foundation is infused with Vitamins C&E and Aloe. The Hydrating Mask uses antioxidant fruit and plant extracts. It hydrates and improves texture to leave you with a healthy glow. Skin is left plump and hydrated. So treat yourself with Bodyography, and let others take note…

Beautystat is a premium quality brand I had been hearing a lot about. Their Universal C Skin Refiner is gaining a cult following. Their Vitamin C uses a patented method to stay stabilized “to the last drop”. I could tell this product was of the highest quality from first application. The texture feels luxurious and I got an immediate tingling when applied. It uses 20% Vitamin C to give immediate results. It allows skin to be softer, smoother, and more radiant. I saw an instant evenness in texture as well. Along with pure vitamin C it uses Squalane, Tartaric Acid, and EGCG (green tea active) for an all over anti aging combo. I highly recommend this product. So get with Beautystat and C the difference…

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your skincare. I have been using Care Skincare’s Tireless retinoid Night Serum and the Eye & Lip Nourishing Cream. Care Skincare is a clean beauty brand with safe, effective products for all skin types. Everything is non toxic, fragrance free, and never tested on animals. They sell directly to customers, and use simple packaging, in order to keep prices low. The serum smooths and brightens skin overnight. “Granactive Retinoid Combats the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing elasticity for a firmer, smoother, more luminous skin texture.” The Eye & Lip Cream uses hyaluronic acid for hydration and caffeine to reduce puffiness. It also has vitamin c and peptides for overall brightenss. So feel confident and clean with Care Skincare, and let the rest of your life get dirty….

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softest lips this morning thanks to Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask. I love this product and will continue to keep it as a staple in my nighttime routine. The mask is designed to closely adhere to lips for quick absorbtion. It is enriched with Vitamin C, antioxidants,hyaluronic acid, and minerals. It uses a ‘Berry Mix Complex’ made of a blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts. Lips are left soft and flake free. So get your lips ready for kissing, Laneige is what you’be been missing….