The Woman’s Wakeup book review and RoC skincare giveaway

The Woman's Wakeup by Lois Joy Johnson on Amazon.com

The Woman’s Wakeup by Lois Joy Johnson on Amazon.com

If you are an over 50 year old woman then you are in a new stage of your life. Turning a big number can get you down but there’s no reason to feel that way. The book The Woman’s Wakeup by Lois Joy Johnson will inspire you to live the most exciting and best life you can. I was sent the book by RoC Skincare and I zipped through the book. It’s a fun, enjoyable, and extremely useful book.

This book is a guide for women to help remind them that age is just a number. There’s advice for you on things like dating again, reviving your wardrobe, being a glam grandmother, making new friends, working in a new environment. Everything you need to liven up your life as a true adult.

The Woman's Wakeup

The Woman’s Wakeup

Here are some of my favorite pages:Roc The Womans Wakeup sayings 1

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You are probably asking yourself what this has to do with RoC Skincare. Lois Johnson, the author, mentions very few products in the book but she does give some suggestions on a few with RoC being the star! In the section about a low cost wrinkle cream she specifically mentions RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Cream and Roc Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer. The section “Your Neck is Gorgeous” recommends RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck and Face Cream.

RoC Skincare Correxion products

RoC Skincare Correxion products

RoC is thrilled to be the brand recommended by The Woman’s Wakeup so in celebration of that they are offering a giveaway to 2 Beauty Info Zone readers. The winners will receive Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Serum, Retinol Correxion®Eye Cream and Retinol Correxion®Deep Wrinkle Cream. Prizes will be sent by RoC and this is a US only giveaway. This giveaway is open through 2/8/16. If comments close just email me at [email protected], label it RoC giveaway and leave your comment there. You can continue on with the other options that way.

Both RoC and I recommend that you read The Woman’s Wakeup which will inspire you to feel more confident, stylish, and evolved than ever. — Marcia

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Top Ten Drugstore Favorites from 2015

Our last Top Ten Tuesday of 2015 contains items we can actually afford, even after Christmas. The ten I picked are products that I’ve used often, some even daily, in the last year. All are favorites. I’ve tried to save you from my repeats (mascara for example) but some are just too good not to share again.

1451339740_413gbp5maul._sx300_ql70_ CHOPSAVER LIP BALM is a new product for me to share with you but one I’ve been using daily the last several weeks. This is one of the most interesting lip balms I’ve tried this year. It was developed by a professional trumpet player, Dan Gosling, who you know really needs his lips being healthy. I have this in Fresh Citrus which has the tiniest hint of orange and contains SPF 15. It comes in natural without a sunscreen but I prefer it having the sunscreen. A winner!! *

ChopSave Lip Care w/SPF15

ChopSave Lip Care w/SPF15

1451339854_51mq4dtzy1l._sy300_ql70_BURT’S BEES ALMOND & MILK HAND CREME is different than most of the hand creams that I own. This comes in a jar and is very firm but touch your finger to it and it starts melting to a creamy texture. This is extremely thick, containing beeswax and Vitamin E to both hydrate and shield. I think this makes a great foot cream. I put it on my elbows and on my ankles since those two places get extremely dry for me. The almond scent is light, just a little bit nutty as it’s tempered with the non-fat dry milk. If you wash your hands over and over then this is what you are looking for. *

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

Burt's Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

Burt’s Bees Almond Milk Beeswax Hand Creme

1451341804_41a-etmeyal._ac_ul160_sr160_160_RoC SMOOTH PERFEXION INSTANT LINE CORRECTOR is one of my favorite RoC products. I was so excited about this when I received it since it’s a much less expensive dupe of Murad InvisiBlur. I do have to use a separate SPF product with RoC Instant Line Corrector but it’s worth it. It’s a blur product that makes your foundation look better than ever. *

Roc Instant Line Corrector

Roc Instant Line Corrector

1451341017_51z1xx7mmpl._sy300_ql70_RoC DAILY RESURFACING DISKS was just reviewed yesterday. This is a great daily cleanser and exfoliator in one handy pad. While I don’t use them daily, I do use the disks several times a week since they are a gentle exfoliation that I can’t overdo. *

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

1451340822_31uimzctxjl._sx300_ql70_TWEEZERMAN STAINLESS STEEL SLANT TWEEZERS are an item I use every single day of my life. I’ve used other tweezers but I always return to Tweezerman. They can be sent in for resharpening but I like a brand new fresh tweezers when I get to that point. I’m more likely to drop my tweezers than anything which is why I have so many around (at least 5!!)

Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman

Cynthia Rowley for Tweezerman

1451340168_31fqtxqmjhl._sy300_ql70_MILANI EYESHADOW PRIMER is my favorite drugstore eyeshadow primer. I have this thing about primers and use many different brands. I like to make sure I have enough on hand for an emergency. Milani’s is just as good as the “high price spread”. Don’t start your eye makeup without an eyeshadow primer and Milani’s is as good as they get.

Milani Eyeshadow Primer

Milani Eyeshadow Primer

1451340287_21qyq9kbr_2bl._ql70_NYX EYESHADOW BASE IN WHITE PEARL is another alternative eyeshadow primer. The NYX isn’t as convenient to use since it’s in a pot and I need to use a brush to apply it. But the White Pearl is a nice alternative to the nude of most primers. It holds eyeshadow extremely well and gives a lot of depth to certain shades.
1451340014_41gc7-mqdel._sy300_ql70_AVEENO SKIN RELIEF GENTLE SCENT LOTION, the newest addition to the Aveeno line. The product from Aveeno that’s best for sensitive skin is their fragrance free line. But not everyone likes fragrance free so they’ve developed their Skin Relief body wash and lotion in a Nourishing Coconut scent that isn’t overpowering at all. I’ve got two minis of this and they are already in my travel bag. *

1447723035_lasting-finish-25hr_2_product-300x300RIMMEL LASTING FINISH 25 HR FOUNDATION – you are probably tired of me talking about this Rimmel Foundation but every time I wear it I’m amazed again at how great it is. It’s the only drugstore foundation I own. I chose well (091 Light Ivory) from the 7 shades available since I don’t have to play with the color to have it match. And at $6.97 it’s a steal.

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hr. Foundation

Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25 Hr. Foundation

1433204538_07366PHYSICIANS FORMULA EYE BOOSTER 2-IN-1 LASH BOOSTING EYELINER + SERUM is another product that you’ve probably heard me rave about more than once. Finding a great liquid liner isn’t the easiest thing to do but finding one in brown at the drugstore is almost impossible. I’ve tried most brands that I could buy and nothing compares to the PF for me. The color is a true brown and the brush is sturdy and gives me the thin line I love.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

Please join the other Top 10 Bloggers for their end of the year posts. You might just find a few products that you didn’t know were wonderful.  —  Marcia


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RoC Resurfacing Disks fight fine lines gently and economically #gotitfree #RoC

Roc Daily Resurfacing Disks

Roc Daily Resurfacing Disks

If you are seeking ways to combat fine lines and wrinkles, look to RoC. So many of their products work towards that goal but not all will start showing results in just one week like the RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks.

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks open

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks open

I often use cleansing wipes at night when I’m tired. These discs are a twist on the typical cleansing wipe since they foam up yet they are soap free. You start with wet skin and massage the smooth side on to cleanse your face. They say these are safe for your eye area but I won’t use them there. I prefer a separate eye makeup remover or Dr. Brandt Dual Fusion Water. Once cleansed I’m ready for the textured side which provides gentle exfoliation. These can be used daily.

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

The disk is big enough that you could cut it in half but I prefer using the entire disk since it gives me more control. There is a slight fragrance to this but I only notice it when I first start to use it. It doesn’t linger. As you can see by the picture below these are quite unique due to the thickness of the pad. This gives it the durability to really work wonders on your face.

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

According to RoC here are the results you could see using these daily:

Results After Clinical Testing

In just 1 week:

  • the appearance of fine lines is reduced
  • skin tone and texture is improved

After 4 weeks:

  • signs of photo-aging appear diminished

After 12 weeks:

  • the appearance of wrinkles and pores is diminished

This exclusive formula is:

  • Soap-free
  • Oil-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

The Daily Resurfacing Disks don’t give me heavy duty exfoliation but they do give me enough of a boost that my skin stays flake free. You can find these for about $10.00 ($8.99 at Amazon) at most drugstores. Thanks to RoC I have another way to keep my skin cleansed, soft and looking its best. —  Marcia

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Another great GIVEAWAY! Prepping skin for the craziness that comes with the holiday season #RocRetinolResolution

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

With Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up, I decided to plan ahead and not wait until I had already gained 10 pounds from all the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. I hired a personal trainer and I have been working out with him twice a week, as well as working out on my own. I also have a very big birthday coming up, so I decided to really take my skin care seriously and focus on using anti-aging products that truly make a difference.

With my new Nike shoes at the gym

With my new Nike shoes at the gym

I think I am on the right track because right after I started I received a RoC Skincare delivery with some of my favorite skin care and a fabulous new pair of Nike shoes!  This box of goodies is helping me make my #RoCRetinolResolution before the New Year even begins.

So, what is the #RoCRetinolResolution?

  • RoC® is inviting all women to get a head start on 2016 by making a #RoCRetinolResolution now to look and feel her most beautiful this holiday season.
  • Women will turn heads by using clinically proven RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream to visibly smooth wrinkles in just 4 weeks. Its proprietary blend of retinol is up to 2X stronger than imitators*.

*Based on vitro retinol activity in RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.

  • To join the resolution, simply head to www.rocretinolresolution.com where RoC® is also hosting a sweepstakes from now until November 30. You could win a $5000 shopping spree!!

In addition to the sweepstakes, Beauty Info Zone is having a giveaway for a RoC® skin care duo that will help you with your #RocRetinolResolution!

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream is a great eye cream that tackles puffiness and dark circles, both of which seem to increase with the frenzy of the holidays. Using it regularly also reduces the look of wrinkles and crow’s-feet. Another plus – this has no fragrance.

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream is a lightweight moisturizer with Retinol, a skin care heavy hitter that does all the work while you sleep. The moisturizer has a soft, creamy texture that isn’t wet and heavy. RoC is known for using packaging that ensures the stability and efficacy of the active ingredients, a major plus when it comes to serious skin care. Put this on before bed and you will wake up to younger looking skin for the new year and beyond.

My Nike shoes helping me to keep my #RoCRetinolResolution

My Nike shoes helping me to keep my #RoCRetinolResolution

Get ready for the holidays with some preventative skin care and make your own #RoCRetinolResolution!  Start by entering our giveaway for a RoC® package with exactly what you need to get your resolution started – RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream and RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.  Two lucky readers will win this awesome skin care duo.

This giveaway is open through Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close at the end of the giveaway you can email me at [email protected]gmail.com.  Just label it RoC Comment and send me the comment so you can continue on. You’ll be ready for the new year before it arrives! — Lisa
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#gotitfree This product was provided as a courtesy of RoC Skincare. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #RoC  #RocRetinolResolution

Where does your state rank in wrinkles? RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum will help you out (giveaway time)

roc deep wrinkle map

Yikes! I live in Michigan which is the state that comes in 11th for wrinkles due to our very cold winters which are getting colder, the high winds we have here and ozone pollution. Michigan is also noted for binge drinking and high rates of smoking but those at least don’t apply to me. But I don’t want or need wrinkles – like ever!

#11 for wrinkles

#11 for wrinkles

As a RoC Ambassador I was lucky to receive a new Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum to help visibly reduce deep wrinkles and help with fine lines. As of now I do have fine lines but luckily not deep wrinkles. But I believe in prevention. I don’t go outside without SPF protection and I’m not going anywhere without proper skincare any time of day or night. That’s where RoC comes to my rescue.

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum

With RoC Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Serum (approx $20 depending where you buy it) you’ll find that the results increase with time. Nothing is instant and if you want your best skin ever you need to be consistent with what you do. This serum has a very silky feel to it. It contains Roc Retinol along with magnesium, zinc and copper to bring renew skin and to help bring newer skin to the surface.

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum Clinical Testing

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum Clinical Testing

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ingredients

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ingredients

For me this is a night serum because of the retinol that RoC uses but it can be used any time you want it. If you are ready to beat your wrinkles then we have a giveaway for you. Two US subscribers will each win a RoC Retinol Deep Wrinkle Serum of their own to fight those fine lines and wrinkles along with Lisa and I. This giveaway is open through Labor Day, Monday September 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close at the end of the giveaway you can email me at [email protected] and label it RoC Comment and send me the comment so you can continue on. You’ll see a noticeable difference with this great product. — Marcia

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It’s never too late – four steps to improving sun damaged skin

#gotitfree These products were provided as a courtesy of RoC Skincare. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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The sun…it feels so good, how could it be bad??  Unfortunately, that warmth also means uneven skin tone, dark spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin.  If you were an irresponsible youngster like me you had a misspent youth, baking yourself all summer long with nothing but baby oil between your skin and the sun.  In fact, unless you never ever venture outside, you probably have sun damage.  The good news is that it is never too late to improve sun damaged skin.

As a RoC Ambassador, I have access to some excellent products and I particularly love their sun protection products.

RoC Holiday Gift Basket

RoC Holiday Gift Basket

1.  The first step to repairing sun damaged skin is proper cleansing and exfoliation.  Dead skin cells inhibit the health of skin, and dead skin holds onto the pigmentation that causes uneven skin tone.  Two products I recommend include RoC Max Resurfacing Facial Cleanser, with micro-spheres that smooth skin and exfoliate dirt, oil and dead skin, and RoC Daily Resurfacing Discs.  These are soap free, oil free, hypoallergenic disks that are great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles while cleansing.

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream

2.  Treat skin with tons of antioxidants.  Antioxidants fight the free radicals that cause skin damage, including skin cancer. RoC’s Hexinol products, such as the Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Restoring Night Cream, are exactly what skin needs to look, feel and act younger.This awesome night moisturizer is the result of 7 years of research and it is a dream date for dry skin. Not only does it moisturize, it also firms skin and evens out skin tone. It is a wonderful treatment for mature skin and skin that has been damaged by the sun.

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Moisturizer and Deep Wrinkle Moisturizer

3.  Use retinol to reduce discoloration and fine lines and wrinkles.  Retinol is the best anti-aging ingredient around for repairing collagen, reducing pore size, evening out skin tone, and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.  Retinol is the answer to turning back time for sun damaged skin.

RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Moisturizer

4.  Be hyper vigilant about sun protection!  You want broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays, and an SPF of 15 at the very least.  RoC has two awesome products that I highly recommend.  Roc Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer contains both Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30 and anti-aging ingredients.  This covers both your skin treatment and your moisturizing for the day, along with the much needed SPF protection your skin needs.

RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerRoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer is perfect for those with normal to dry skin. Not only is this a retinol product, it also has an in-part avobenzone sunscreen for daytime sun protection. The cream is smooth and sinks in quickly, leaving a satin finish. It reduces the look of expression lines and also provides you with your sunscreen needs at the same time.

So don’t despair…even if you already have sun damaged skin, you can start the recovery process right now and still enjoy those lazy summer days.  – Lisa

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RoC’s newest: Smooth Perfexion® Instant Line Corrector with Copper-Zinc Technology

RoC Smooth Perfexion Instant Line Corrector

RoC Smooth Perfexion Instant Line Corrector

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I was very curious when I  received RoC® Smooth Perfexion® Instant Line Corrector with COPPER-ZINC TECHNOLOGY from the company.  As a RoC® Ambassador I’m fortunate enough to have their products in my life. It’s not often that they come out with something that’s more cosmetic than skincare though. The new RoC® Instant Line Corrector with COPPER-ZINC TECHNOLOGY is a combination of skincare and cosmetics though and one that’s great.

I call this my blurring product since that’s what it does. It instantly smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps fill in large pores so that your face looks smoother than ever. They say that if you continue using it you’ll find longer lasting results that will help your skin look younger and hopefully you’ll be able to go without foundation.

Roc Instant Line Corrector

Roc Instant Line Corrector

My first surprise upon using this was that it’s a gray shade which comes from the active ingredients Copper and Zinc. It doesn’t stay gray though so don’t worry about that. My second surprise is that this is totally fragrance free. I love that since many of RoC’s products do contain fragrance.

This contains COPPER-ZINC TECHNOLOGY to help bridge the gap between the skincare qualities and a cosmetic product. The goal (which they’ve met) is for the user to have beautifully smooth and visibly firm skin using just this one product.  According to RoC® “Copper-Zinc technology harnesses the science of bioelectricity to safely and gently stimulate skin’s renewal process”.

RoC® Instant Line Corrector

RoC® Instant Line Corrector

While you don’t have to use other RoC® products they do complement each other. You’ll want to use either RoC® Retinol Correxion® Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 or RoC® Multi Correxion® 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 depending on your skin type. I happen to apply INSTANT LINE CORRECTOR under my moisturizer but I’ve also used it over and alone. When to use it is up to you, just use it.

This is a great, reasonably priced (MSRP $22.95 but you can probably find it for less), product that blurs lines like the more expensive alternatives while adding in all the technology of RoC®. Do you see why I it’s my new favorite from RoC? — Marcia

* sent by RoC®   #gotitfree #RoC

INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Trisiloxane, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Zinc, Tocopheryl Acetate, Copper Powder.roc ambassador logo