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Anti-aging Prevention starts now with Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50

Disclosure: Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50  provided for review purposes only via my membership with iFabbo.  All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate links.

 

Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery
I work in the field of health, and in my world, we know that prevention saves lives.  At the tender age of 29, I also know that when it comes to aging skin, prevention is key, too, which is why I’ve started using some form of anti-aging skincare product.  Recently, I’ve begun using the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, and couldn’t be happier.

Dermalogica claims the Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 helps minimize skin-aging triggers.  It is described as a medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF50.  It has “Patented Oleosome encapsulation technology boosts sunscreen effectiveness for critical protection against UV rays, while a unique polypeptide helps encourage collagen-producing activities.”

Benefits

  • Provides long-lasting hydration and critical protection against UV light.
  • Helps control the triggers that lead to skin aging.
  • Blends smoothly into skin for a perfected finish.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery spf50
The Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 offers the best of both worlds – moisturizer and sun protection.  Both of which are needed to aid in preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles, and sun spots.  Plus, it takes out the hassle of using a moisturizer, and then reaching for your SPF product.

The Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is lightweight, and non-greasy, which is perfect for my combination oily skin. It blends into my skin well, and unlike other SPF products, it doesn’t leave a white cast on my skin. Although I can’t attest to the anti-aging claims of the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, I have noticed that after a month’s use, my skin is softer, supple, well-moisturized, and youthful.

I like that the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 does not contain parabens, artificial colors or fragrance.  Yes, there’s a light scent (I can’t place my finger on) to the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50; however, it dissipates quickly.  And again, you can barely smell it.

I know some people may love the pump dispenser packaging of the Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50, but, my concern comes when I fast forward to later on down the line when I’m close to the last drop.  How will I be able to get it out? It’s a small concern, but a concern, nonetheless.

The Dermalogica is a great product to add to your skincare regimen if you are in the market for a moisturizer that helps fight the signs of aging, and protects your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.  The Dermalogica Age smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 is available on the Dermalogica website for $65/ 1.7 oz, Ulta or Walgreens.com.  If you’re interested in purchasing this product, or any other Dermalogica product, there’s a deal for $25 off any purchase of $150 or more at Dermalogica.com with code: Summer25 (valid until 7/31/14).

 

Disclosure: Dermalogica Age Smart Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 provided for review purposes only via my membership with iFabbo.  All opinions are my own and are honest. Affiliate links.


Review: Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Trio – Luna Beach {Swatches}

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Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Luna Beach
Vincent Longo Cosmetics is a brand that I’ve heard a lot of great things about thanks to my fellow makeup artists and beauty bloggers.  Ever since reading reviews on Vincent Longo Cosmetics, I’ve wanted to try at least one product from this brand, and luckily for me, waiting in my The Makeup Show Blogger Preview gift bag was a Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Trio  in shade Luna Beach.

Description: This unique, out-of-this-world formula opens new vistas in eye makeup. Pearl X eyeshadows spread cool to warm tones throughout a sophisticated multi-textured product, to create shades of matte and shine that effortlessly blend and shift as you apply. The galactic multi-textures of matte and pearl encourage a personalized, creative application style (source).

The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Trio is unlike any eyeshadow I’ve tried.  It’s a “trio” of three  eyeshadows of varying textures that can be used singularly or together, which means the looks you can create with it are endless.

What I like about the Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow is the versatility of it; I was able to create soft looks, bold looks, and use it as a liner.  Vincent Longo Cosmetics recommends using their #18 brush (I forgot to snap a pic of) to apply the eyeshadow to achieve a soft application. I also like that I was able to mix the colors, which allowed me to get a different look each time.

The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow are extremely soft; they’re like butter.  I experienced little to no fallout, too. Can you say, AMAZING! It applied well (at least to my liking) when a using a dense, flat shadow brush.

Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Luna Beach Swatches
The flecks of metallic copper in the Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow in Luna Beach, as you can tell from my photos, was my favorite.  The green and purple were a hit, too.

Just in case you were wondering, the Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow wears well throughout the day, especially with a primer.  This is even on a hot, humid New York City Day.

Overall, I am happy with my first Vincent Longo Cosmetics experience, and can’t wait to explore more items from the brand.

 

Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadow Luna Beach Eyes

The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadows come in a shiny, sleek black compact with a mirror (a plus) that is embossed with an almost Tiffany blue Vincent Longo logo.   The Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadows can be purchased for $25 on the Vincent Longo website or Nordstrom.com, and are available in four additional shades:Code 6 Pink, Novalei, Destiny Rose, and Etherea.

Have you tried Vincent Longo Pearl X Eyeshadows or anything from the Vincent Longo line? What are your thoughts?

Disclosure: Affiliate links. Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.


CLEANSE by Lauren Napier Makes Makeup Removal & Skincare On-the-go Easy!

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CLEANSE by Lauren Napier
I’m a huge fan of makeup remover wipes and cleansing wipes, especially for times when you don’t have access to a sink to wash your face, or for those times when you’re just feeling too lazy to go through the steps of removing your makeup after a long day, and then cleanse it.  That’s where CLEANSE by Lauren Napier comes into play.

“CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER is a set of twelve individually packaged facial cleansing wipes, that fits neatly into your traveling makeup bag, briefcase or evening clutch.”

CLEANSE by Lauren Napier have quickly become my favorite cleansing wipes for several reasons.  They’re a makeup artist-made cleansing wipe.  I love the CLEANSE by Lauren Napier cleansing wipes because they are gentle and effective in removing my makeup after a long day, while simultaneously cleansing it.  The CLEANSE wipes leave my skin feeling refreshed, clean, non-greasy, and without a sticky residue other wipes sometimes leave.

I love that the CLEANSE by Lauren Napier Wipes are individually packaged in small, sleek packaging containing a 6×7″ disposable wipe, which makes practical for toting in your purse or makeup bag, travel or even in your professional makeup kit.  Most wipes, aside from the Alcone wipes that I keep for my kit have not been individually packaged. I’ve found that when you’re dealing with moistened wipes that come in a tub, after a while dry out from the constant opening and closing of their packaging.  I’m happy that this isn’t something I have to deal with by using the CLEANSE by Lauren Napier cleansing cloths.

 

CLEANSE by Lauren Napier Ingredients
CLEANSE by Lauren Napier is rich in water, aloe, chamolilla and cucumber, each wipe is slightly textured to aid in gentle and effective cleansing.  These ingredients work together in helping to prevent dehydration, reduce redness and growth of bacteria on the skin (do I hear less breakouts?), alleviates inflammation, refines pores, tightens and tones skin while balancing oils on the skin’s surface.

CLEANSE by LAUREN NAPIER facial cleansing wipes are hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, and are safe for contact lens wearers.

If you can splurge on a cleansing wipe, I would recommend picking up CLEANSE by Lauren Napier, especially for on-the-go cleansing and makeup removal.  CLEANSE by Lauren Napier can be purchased at http://www.laurennapier.com/shop/ for $18-$42.

What are your favorite cleansing cloths?

Disclosure: Product provided for review consideration. All opinions are my own and are honest.


Review: Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream #PerlierOnHSN

Disclosure:  Product provided for review purposes only through my iFabbo membership. All opinions are my own and are honest.

Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream
As someone who is constantly washing their hands, no matter what time of the year, whether it be winter, fall, spring or summer, they get dry.  I can’t just use any old hand cream because I need something that’s rich enough to keep my hands moisturized throughout washing them.  When I received the opportunity to review the Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream, I jumped on it.  Besides, Perlier has a lot of good products that I’ve come to enjoy.  Just check out my blog for reviews.

I’ve been using the Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream for nearly a month now.  I must say, that besides the scent, I like it.

The Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream contains 100% certified organic Shea Butter, which I love, especially since most of the skincare products I use do contains Shea butter.  The hand cream is just as luxurious as other Perlier products I’ve used in the past.  The cream is thick, but not heavy, and moisturizes well.  I like that the Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream doesn’t leave my hands greasy, and absorbs into my skin rather quickly.  There’s actually very few things I don’t like about the Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream.

 

Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream ingredients
The Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream has a floral perfume-like fragrance that, for me is a bit strong for a hand cream. I remember an incident just a week ago when I was furniture shopping with my husband where I used the hand cream.  I heard him call out for me, to then hear him say “I just have to smell you to find you.”  To which I replied “That’s just great. That doesn’t even sound good.”  He saved himself by saying it’s the lotion .:lol:.  So yes, it’s strong.  It does die down after a while, but, initially, it takes getting used to.

The Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream comes in a 6.7 Fl oz ($35) package, and unless you tote around a large bag daily, it’s not the ideal hand cream to carry around with you.  I think the Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream, due to it’s size is more practical to leave in maybe your desk drawer at your office or in your powder room for both you and your guests to enjoy.

The Perlier Shea Butter Softening Moisturizing Hand Cream can be purchased from HSN for $15 (3.3 fl oz).  It’s also available in gift sets.   Check it out if you’re in the market for a new hand cream that delivers on it’s promise of softening and moisturizing your hands. Also, remember to check out Perlier on HSN July 24-25th, and socialize with them via Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest and use the hashtag #PerlierOnHSN!

Disclosure:  Product provided for review purposes only through my iFabbo membership. All opinions are my own and are honest.