An introduction to Aveeno Absolutely Ageless with a giveaway

It’s always fun to receive a delivery from Aveeno and their new Absolutely Ageless products are a perfect addition to their already great line.

photo credit: www.kineticsnj.com

photo credit: www.kineticsnj.com

Yes, it’s their new blackberry fragranced Absolutely Ageless™ products that are a delicious mix Aveeno concentration of ACTIVE NATURALS® Blackberry Complex infused with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-aging ingredients. If I have to have fragrance in my products then let them be yummy.

Blackberry Jam - amazingly good from Mrs. Millers

Blackberry Jam – amazingly good from Mrs. Millers

The AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Collection was created to help reduce the visible effects of elastin and collagen loss, but to also nourish skin, to keep it looking younger, longer. Who wouldn’t want that?

all 5 of the new Aveeno Absolutely Ageless™ products

all 5 of the new Aveeno Absolutely Ageless™ products

Let’s start with cleansing our skin with the Nourishing Cleanser. This is gentle enough for both morning and night. I keep it in my shower because of the plastic pump. I don’t have to worry about breakage and it’s sealed well so water doesn’t seep in. This removes dirt and makeup and totally refreshes my skin making it ready for my day. It’s hydrating without being too rich so it doesn’t clog pores at all. The MSRP is $7.99 so it’s an affordable option in your life.

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum is a wonderful serum as it contains everything that Aveeno is known for including this new Active Naturals Blackberry Complex. It’s a thin serum that absorbs pretty quickly without leaving any stickiness behind. The top is a pump so you aren’t compromising the inside. While the MSRP is $19.99 which is a good price for this top notch serum, Amazon has it for $12.86 making it a steal.

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum

The next step for me is to apply eye cream since I want everything absorbed before it’s time to put on any cosmetics. Aveeno didn’t forget my favorite product when they came out with AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Eye Cream. This 0.5 oz eye cream is the perfect size for home and travel. The slant tip makes it easy to apply without using your fingers if you want. If you want to lose your dark circles and that pesky puffiness this is a great way to go. You know I’m a nut about eye cream and it’s wonderful to find one so well priced. And I don’t notice a fragrance!!!!

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Cleanser, Eye cream, Intensive Renewal Serum

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer, Eye cream, Intensive Renewal Serum

Moving on we need moisturizer and Aveeno Absolutely Ageless has both a daily moisturizer and a night cream. I’m always delighted when there’s sunscreen in my moisturizer since it saves me an extra step. AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 fits that bill. The moisturizer has the strongest fragrance of the 5 products but you won’t notice it after a while. It comes with a pump applicator. As with all of these products it’s dermatologist test and won’t clog pores. We need both moisturizer and sunscreen daily to keep our skin looking youthful. Whenever I’d take my 90 year old+ mother to the dermatologist Aveeno is what they’d recommend for her.

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

For night we have AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Restorative Night Cream. This is the only product that’s in a jar. This night cream is thick and creamy having the most delicious fragrance of all these. This is much more intense than the Daily Moisturizer so you need to scoop it out and cover your entire face and neck area with it. Do NOT forget your neck. You are doing everything you can to keep your face hydrated and more youthful but it’s your neck that is a tell tale giveaway of age (example Meg Ryan at the Tony’s!). This is great for dry skin especially.

Now for the very good news, AVEENO® has kindly offered to send 3 Beauty Info Zone this entire skincare line. The US only winners will win all 5 of the products to see for themselves what a difference AVEENO® can make in their skin.  — Marcia

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Taking beauty sleep to another level: Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum

Sustainable YouthI can justify many things and hitting the snooze button so many times my alarm actually shuts off is an easy one! There is truth to the saying ‘You need your beauty sleep’ because sleep is good for you. Sustainable Youth®  wants to super charge your beauty sleep with their Super Boost Night Serum™. This serum takes that nocturnal slumber time and maximizes the regeneration that already happens as you sleep.

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I’ll bet you had no idea was happening while you were dreaming about Channing Tatum last night:

Skin cell renewal and repair rates are slightly faster and more effective

The skin is more acidic and its temperature is higher in the evening than morning

Blood flow, amino acid content and trans-epidermal water loss are roughly 25 percent higher at night

Oil production by skin glands is half of what it is at noon

At night your skin devotes its energy to renewal. Potent actives delivered in a pure system applied to the skin at a time when permeability is at its highest will provide optimal results

Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum

Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum

While your skin is in repair mode at night, the Super Boost Night Serum works on restoring elasticity, firming and tightening skin. It does this through their patent-pending super ingredient, alasta®.  alasta® has been clinically proven to firm skin and promote elasticity – in fact studies show it increases these areas up to 72%.  

There are other terrific ingredients in this serum that work as anti-inflammatories and antioxidants, including licorice root, white mulberry, green tea, fig and cucumber extracts. All together, this fabulous mix firms, treats, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  

Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum

Sustainable Youth Super Boost Night Serum

I really like this serum. It has a slight fragrance that dissipates very quickly. I apply it at night after cleansing and toning, and for the first half hour or so my face feels oddly tight, almost like it has a mask on it. After that, the effect goes away, and I have to say that in the morning my skin really looks terrific. There is a noticeable lift and my skin has a glow to it. I am impressed!

If you are interested in some serious multi-tasking while getting your beauty sleep, you can find Sustainable Youth online at sustainableyouth.com. They also have a really interesting looking eye serum that has incredible before and after pics for eyelids…be sure to take a look!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Ingredients:Water (Aqua), Glycerin, SD Alcohol 38-B*, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Morus Alba Fruit Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang Ylang)*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Bitter Fennel) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Bulgarian Lavender) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Indian Peppermint) Oil*, Ocimum Basilicum (Egyptian Basil) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill Leaf) Oil, Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Leaf Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin Oil (Patchouli)*, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil (Vetivert)*, Canola (Unsaponifiables) Oil *, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Linalool*, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate.

*Certified Organic

MDSun Brightener Serum has brightened my life and this giveaway could brighten yours too

MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun Brightener Serum

When given the opportunity to use luxury skincare you know I’m going to say yes. MDSun is definitely luxury and one of the finest brands I’ve been able to work with. I’ve got two products that were sent for testing. MDSun Brightener Serum is the one I’ve been testing the longest and I don’t want to let go – like ever!

My skin is looking more youthful and brighter since I began using this amazing serum. I have become a skincare junkie and I’m happy to try many brands especially when they are fragrance-free like this serum. This is a product to save up for, it’s $220 for 30ml so it’s a splurge. But it’s your face and you only have one of those.

MDSun is the creation of Dr. Sun, a renowned facial plastic surgeon and medical-grade skin care specialist. He has made sure that his line is created without harsh ingredients, perfumes, or chemical scents. They are independently test so you can be assured they are hypoallergenic, hypocomedogenic, free of synthetic preservatives, hydroquinone, fragrance and PABA.

MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun Brightener Serum

The serum is housed in an opaque white bottle with a pump applicator. The serum itself is very thin and spreads easily. It’s not watery thin but it’s not a heavy serum. It never feels sticky on me and it doesn’t affect the products I layer over it. I apply this after cleansing as it’s the thinnest of my skincare.

MDSUN Brightener Serum

MDSUN Brightener Serum

I don’t need a lot to cover my entire face which is great since the bottle will last me a long time.

So why do you want this serum? MDSun Brightener Serum “helps to resist against visible concerns, including dullness, dark spots, age spots, acne scarring, sun damage and uneven skin tone, giving your skin a brighter and more translucent look.” The key ingredients are wonderful since it’s infused with Licorice root extract, azeloyl glycine, and niacinamide. It’s designed to naturally reduce any discoloration on your skin as well as to help unclog pores. I use masks and exfoliate on a regular basis but I still get clogged pores. That’s been a thing of the past since I’ve been using this magical serum.

I’m a big fan of hyaluronic acid in products since it helps boost my skin’s moisture level and keep me from becoming dehydrated. It also contains mulberry root extract which hides the appearance of fine lines.

To purchase go to the MDSun website so that you can get all these benefits:

  • Improves skin tone, buffers the look of lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin clarity
  • Reduces dark spots, discolorations, and restores a naturally refined radiance
MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun is also the creator of Super Hydration B Serum which Lisa has written about here. It’s a less expensive serum that sounds wonderful too but I’m not about to give up the magic that Brightener Serum has performed on my skin.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY:  MDSun has graciously offered to send one US Beauty Info Zone reader a bottle of this serum. While this is meant for all skin types and ages, I think the benefit is really going to be seen by those of us with aging skin. The giveaway is open through May 31, 2016 at 11:59 ET. If comments get cranky and close you can email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com, label it MDSun, comment, then continue on. Be sure you actually are a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and that you leave a comment. The winner will be verified.

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Key Ingredients: Potassium azeloyl diglycinate, SL-Whiting ® 777, Liquorice Glabridin, Ellagic acid, Paper mulberry, Deoxyarbutin, Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, Ferulic acid, Hyaluronic acid sodium salt, Panthenol, Lactobionic acid

*product sent for editorial consideration, prize will be distributed by MDSun or their representative

 

I have a Hynt or two for you – read to learn more

Hynt Beauty isn’t a well known brand yet which is one of the reasons I enjoy testing their products and writing about them. I discovered HYNT from the blog Byrdie. They are madly in love with Hynt’s Concealer and recommend it all the time. Of course that meant I had to buy it too. This is the most heavy duty concealer I’ve ever used. If you want something that will take care of discoloration this is the product to try. When I purchased this it came in a tube like below but Duet Concealer is so thick that it wouldn’t budge from the tube. The concealer itself is lightweight but it just hated being penned up inside that tube.

Hynt Duet Perfecting Concealer

Hynt Duet Perfecting Concealer

They’ve repackaged Duet Perfecting Concealer which means that Hynt listens to its customers. While people often complain about jar packaging, I’d much rather get to use the product I buy than mourn the loss of enjoying such a good concealer.

Hynt Duet Concealer in new packaging

Hynt Duet Concealer in new packaging

Hynt Duet Concealer in fair

Hynt Duet Concealer in fair

This is available in 6 shades (fair, light, medium, tan, dark, deep) to fit all skintones.

HYNT Skin Prep Serum

HYNT Skin Prep Serum

After Lisa and I had the pleasure of reviewing Hynt’s eyeshadows and lipgloss I was very pleased when Hynt Beauty reached out and offered their SKIN PREP SERUM Bioactive Marine Complex ($44). This is such a powerful piece of skincare that is helpful to perfect your skin using natural ingredients. The goal of this Serum is to help resurface, firm and rewind your skin. I think Hynt can tell you better why they use seaweed as their number one ingredient better than I can.

Hynt Skin Prep Serum Seaweed information

Hynt Skin Prep Serum Seaweed information

Here are more amazing ingredients:

  • ORGANIC GRAPEFRUIT SEED : Balances the pH of the skin and speeds up digestion of proteins that helps cleanse skin by removing old skin cell layers.
  • ORGANIC ROSEMARY LEAF : Increases the skin’s elasticity while phytonutrients help protect skin cells from free radicals and the sun. A natural antiseptic with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • ORGANIC CLARY SAGE OIL : Warms and regulates the natural rhythm of the skin. A natural antimicrobial.
  • ORGANIC LAVENDER OIL : Calms and soothes inflamed skin and acts as a natural disinfectant. Known to be one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne.
  • ORGANIC TEA TREE LEAF OIL : Distilled from the leaves of the Australian Tea Tree, its antimicrobial properties are effective in combatting acne.

Hynt Skin Prep Serum Bioactive Marine Complex is so good for my skin that I use it in spite of the fragrance. It is a very herbal fragrance to my uninitiated nose and I think it’s the lavender oil that I notice most. It lingers on me for at least an hour but as the day progresses I find that I don’t notice it.

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

Hynt snuck in another item in the package when they sent me the Skin Serum sample, their all natural face powder foundation VELLUTO PURE POWDER FOUNDATION in Light Beige. Even though I don’t use a powder foundation often I was definitely interested in this enough to see why they were so proud of the foundation. Being the “adventuress” that I am, I’ve used this both with and without the Hynt Skin Prep Serum.

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

This loose powder foundation contains nothing that is noted to irritate skin like talc, Bismuth Oxychloride, and Titanium Dioxide. I don’t get a mask like finish from this and it hasn’t irritated my skin or made it itchy at all like some loose foundations I’d previously tried. The look was natural and lasted the entire day. Applying the Skin Prep Serum first gave it a much more natural look too so that it didn’t look as flat as I expected.

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

I can wear Light Beige but I think Ivory would be a better match for me. This foundation is available in 7 shades so it should be easy to get a great match.

Our Skin Caring Ingredients:

  • WHITE KAOLIN CLAY : Purifies pores, vitalizes skin with essential nutrients and phytonutrients, and boosts skin’s cellular renewal and blood circulation.
  • ORGANIC LIME OIL : Helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and other signs of aging while treating congested skin with its cleansing properties. Rehydrates while helping to reduce acne and oily skin.
  • ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT : Purifies the skin by eliminating bacteria and reduces the appearance of sun spots while increases skin’s firmness. Also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • ORGANIC GERANIUM OIL : Promotes cellular metabolism and regeneration of new cells while acting as a powerful natural solution to heal and fade scars and other unwanted marks. Its astringent properties can help clear acne.
  • ORGANIC PATCHOULI OIL : Soothes inflammation and dryness, prevents infections and boosts the elasticity and tightness of skin.

The best deal for the cosmetic products that I’ve shared with you is their Discovery Kit. This kit contains their Velluto foundation along with more goodies for $49 which is one heck of a deal. Inside you’ll receive two shades of the Velluto Foundation, the Duet Perfecting Concealer, 1 FINALE Finishing Powder (Deluxe sample size), 1 LUMIERE Radiance Boosting Powder (Deluxe sample size), 1 Vegan Mini Flat Top Brush.

Hynt Beauty Discovery Kit

Hynt Beauty Discovery Kit

There are a lot of things that impress me about Hynt Beauty. Their website pages are filled with the information you want to know before purchasing. Every question I had about the brand was answered on their site. Next Hynt Beauty is a vegan brand (except for their mascara) as well as cruelty free. Their mission is to have the highest standards in ingredient purity, safety and efficacy. Isn’t that what you want to use?  — Marcia

*serum and foundation provided for consideration, concealer was personally purchased

Side by Side: Osmosis Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

When a skin care product claims an increase in elasticity of 110% and a 64% reduction in redness/broken capillaries, we pay attention! Osmosis +Pur Medical Skin Care, a line developed by doctors and clinically proven to work, sent us their dynamic duo of Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist to try. With the amazing clinical test results we had high expectations…read on for our report!

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus

LISA’S SIDE:

The Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum sounds almost like a miracle serum – among other things, it reduces pre-cancerous skin lesions by 15%, increases DNA repair by 33%, and increases elasticity by 110%. Those are some incredible numbers. I use this age-reversing serum every morning and night. The first time I used it I was surprised at the color – unlike most serums, this one is brown.

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum

I really don’t understand how it repairs DNA…Osmosis says it “activates your natural zinc finger remodeling process, which is a critical part of DNA repair.” I can’t explain it, but I love the ingredients, which include vitamin C, amino acids, and minerals. After applying this serum, I follow it with a few sprays of the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist.

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

To be honest, I don’t really  understand all the science behind this one either. It has ‘scalar waves’ that help the serum (or any other treatment product) penetrate the skin, so it increases the efficacy. It also stabilizes bacteria levels, firms skin, and gives lots of hydration.

Together they make a great team. The serum goes on a little sticky and the hydrating water takes that away and feels so incredibly soothing. I have to say, my skin has been looking fantastic since I started using this combo. I don’t know if my results match the clinical numbers yet, but I am going to use them until my bottles are completely empty to make sure I give them every chance to perform some miracles for me.

MARCIA’S SIDE:

Osmosis Catalyst DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Hydration Mist

Osmosis Catalyst DNA Repair Serum and Clear Plus Hydration Mist

I agree with Lisa that it’s hard to totally understand the science behind this duo but I’ll take them at their word since I’m not a scientist. Unlike Lisa though, I won’t be finishing mine up. My skin has become dry and as much as I like the after effects of the Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum I don’t think it likes me.

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum from the pump

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum from the pump

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum after

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum after

I too was surprised to see the brown Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum but I know it’s the combination of the ingredients. On the bottle it tells us that the serum may darken over time but that is normal and doesn’t compromise the efficacy of the product. After shaking the bottle I need just 1 pump to cover my entire face (directions say apply 1 – 2). Then I spray on the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist and massage my face with these two products.

I find it stays sticky on me so I wait a while before applying moisturizer. The serum has a medium fragrance that I just can’t place. Osmosis says it’s natural black cherry but to me it’s almost woodsy. The Hydration Mist on the other hand has a very light citrusy fragrance that keeps the Repair Serum from becoming overbearing for my very sensitive sniffer.

Osmosis recommends this for all skin types but with my skin so dry from the winter I’m going to put the serum away for warmer weather. My skin looks amazing after using it consistently for a few weeks but it’s become too dry.

 Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist

On the other hand I have continued using the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist. This provides slip to products and is great with a mask to reactivate it. Most masks I have are pretty “juicy” but when they aren’t I’ve sprayed the Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist over and brought it back to life. It’s also a great mist for refreshing your face during the day. While the Hydration Mist is my favorite I am anxious to use the Catalyst Serum again since my face definitely looked more radiant in the morning after cleansing.

Both of these products are part of OSMOSIS SKINCARE’S PROFESSIONAL LINE and can be found on Dermstore and Skincare by Alana as well as other skincare sites.

 

Catalyst AC-11 DNA Repair Serum ingredients:  Aqua (Harmonized Water), Sodium Bicarbonate, Ketoglutaric Acid, Uncaria Tomentosa (Cat’s Claw) Extract (AC-11®), Ascorbic Acid (L), Glycine, Propanediol, Proline (L), Lysine HCI (L), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alanine (L), Zinc Gluconate, Dimethicone, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Copper Gluconate, Tocopheryl Acetate (D-alpha), Phospholipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Butylene Glycol, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Magnesium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance (Natural Black Cherry).

Clear Plus Activating Hydration Mist ingredients:  Aqua (Harmonized Water*), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Plankton Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Hydrolyzed Polygamma-Glutamate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Saccharide Isomerate, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Carboxymethyl BetaGlucan, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Oleth-10, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

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My New Year’s Resolution is less wrinkles! Will the Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System help me reach this goal??

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System

One of my goals for 2016 is to end it with LESS wrinkles. First on my game plan for tackling this resolution is the Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System ($249).

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Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System topicals

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System topicals

This system tones skin through Kinetic technology using a skin toning device along with specific topicals, including a treatment serum plus a morning moisturizer and a night moisturizer. The device is sort of like a hand vacuum for skin – it lifts skin, stimulating blood flow. It helps treatment products absorb better, increasing the efficacy of the active ingredients. I am excited to try the device and also excited to try the topicals – who wouldn’t be with reported clinical results of 63% reduction in crows feet wrinkles??

Conture Kinetic Skin Enhancement System

I think what I am most excited about is that this device is not only for the face, but also for the jaw line, neck, and decollete. My face looks pretty good, but I feel like I am really starting to show my age on my neck. I am taking my before pics tonight and will update with after pics in two weeks…while the clinical results from Conture’s testing were after 12 weeks of twice daily use, I plan to update every 2 weeks to really evaluate my progress. Take a look at the Conture website to see the device in action, as well as some before and afters.

For me, 2016 is going to be the year of LESS – less stress, less worry, and less wrinkles!!  How about you?? – Lisa

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Correct and Rescue your skin with Osmosis Skin Care

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Kate Upton - image from usmagazine.com

Kate Upton – image from usmagazine.com

Last July I read a skin care testimonial from the gorgeous model Kate Upton. She was raving about her facialist, Anna Antal, who uses Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare products. Flying off to New York for a facial isn’t exactly easy for me to do, but luckily I am able to test a few Osmosis products that the company sent for review. Kate calls the line ‘amazing’ and her skin is amazing, so I was excited to try some products that have interesting ingredients.
Osmosis Skincare
Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare is a new skin care line for me. Marcia previously reviewed their CC Cream, which she really liked – you can read her review HERE. Besides color products, Osmosis has a wide array of skin care products that address pretty much every skin issue there is. It was originally developed by Dr. Ben Johnson, who was interested in helping people with skin inflammation. I definitely have inflammation issues, along with an oily t-zone, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and elasticity issues. To address these concerns, I was sent Correct Level 3 Vitamin A Serum and Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum to test.
Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum

Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum

The Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum ($65) is a retinol product. My skin loves, loves, loves retinol. Retinol is a very powerful antioxidant and a skin-communicating ingredient, which means it tells older skin cells to function like normal skin cells. The packaging is extremely important, because exposure to air and light makes any powerful retinol ingredients ineffective. The Osmosis packaging is perfect – air-free pumps and opaque bottles. This serum is exactly what skin needs for rejuvenation – increased skin structure, elasticity and collagen production, and decreased wrinkles. The one note I have is the scent. It smells very strongly of ozone and the scent doesn’t fade quickly. Most of the time it doesn’t bother me, but I have learned not to use it if I am leaning towards or have a headache.
Osmosis Rescue Serum

Osmosis Rescue Serum

I use the Correct Serum along with the Rescue Epidermal Repair Serum ($110). Every review I’ve read for this serum is a total rave so I was willing to try it – even though I am not familiar with the star ingredients. The main ingredient is called Trioxolane, which is a mixture of new technology and sweet wormwood, an ancient Oriental medicinal herb. Just take a look at all it promises to do: neutralize toxins, calm inflammation, activate epidermal wound repair, minimize the appearance of pores and age spots (an effect that lasts even after use is discontinued), and dramatically improve skin texture. Just like the Correct Serum, this has a very distinct ozone scent. If the scent doesn’t bother you – or the price which is pretty spendy – this is an extremely impressive serum. I find it soothes any inflammation including blemishes. Sometimes I will put it on by itself at night as a mask if I want really fabulous, glowy skin the next day.

Osmosis Pur Medical Skincare is sold in spas which you can find via the store finder on their website, osmosisskincare.com. It’s also available online through stores like dermstore.com. I am very excited about these serums and I think this is a line worth investigation. If you are looking to correct and repair your skin, these two products just might be your answer. – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Osmosis Correct Vitamin A Serum ingredients:  Aqua (Harmonized Water), Pentylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Phosphatidylcholine, Glycerin, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Asiaticoside, Cyclodextrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Lactic Acid (L), Dimethyl Sulfone, Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Retinal (.05% Retinaldehyde), Beta-Glucan (D), Thioctic (R-lipoic) Acid, Fulvic Acid, Hydroxyproline (L), Citrus Grandis (White Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Santalum Austrocaledonicum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloud Berry) Seed Oil, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Dextran, Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol.

Repair Serum ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Trioxolane, Cyclodextrin, Carbomer, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide.