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.

sent for editorial consideration

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).

pr sample

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

*sent for editorial consideration

Correct and Rescue your skin with Osmosis Skin Care

Osmosis logo
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.

TRUFORA skincare – a new organic, cruelty-free line to learn about

trufora logo
I’m always interested in learning more about skincare that is anti-aging while at the same time being organic, cruelty-free and vegan so when TRUFORA was sent I was happy to try it out. The CEO and founder of TRUFORA isn’t new to the skincare world. She’s worked with both Proactiv and SkinMedica which are amazing companies on their own. When Sara Sweeney started the Trufora brand her objective was to bring effective products that the user can feel good about. She worked with a renowned dermatologist, Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden, to make sure that the ingredients used were safe and effectual.
TRUfora Anti-Aging Skincare products

TRUfora Anti-Aging Skincare products

TRUFORA‘s line consists of 7 products that you can purchase individually or in a variety of systems including monthly systems that you’d save money buying. I love the packaging of this line. Besides great colorful products they are all in containers that won’t get contaminated by fingers when you use them. I also like that they differentiate between day (white) and night (fuchsia) creams and serums.

The skincare line includes:

  • Trufora Day Serum 85 (SRP: $60.00)
  • Trufora Intensive Night Treatment (SRP: $65.00)
  • Trufora Night Serum 85 (SRP: $80.00)
  • Trufora Perfecting Eye Treatment (SRP: $55.00)
  • Trufora Titanium Day Cream (SRP: $45.00)
  • Trufora Triple Action Exfoliator (SRP: $45.00)
  • Trufora Ultimate Facial Cleanser (SRP: $30.00)

So let’s see what these products are all about.

trufora facial cleanser
TRUFORA ULTIMATE FACIAL CLEANSER is a combination gel/cream cleanser. Because of the formula it doesn’t foam up on my skin. I apply it on damp skin and it removes my makeup without any dryness. They say it’s safe for eyes but I haven’t tried that. The cleanser, along with their other products, are loaded with some amazing ingredients.

Botanimoist AMS Extracted from dried apples, this moisturizing saccharide complex smoothes skin texture.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract 100% Organic Aloe Vera with vitamins, minerals and amino acids; hydrates and soothes skin irritations.

Quillaja Ultra Organic 100% Organic surfactant (lightly foaming) extracted from the bark of Chilean Quillaja trees.

MariMoist® Hydrating complex of marine-based, high water binding constituents. Contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps to maintain skin’s moisture balance, keeping it plump and supple.

CP Oat Avenanthramide Extract Powerful natural antioxidant and anti-irritant properties of Avenanthramides found in oat grains. Reduces redness (erythema) and inflammation and relieves itching.

TRUFORA Triple Action Exfoliator

TRUFORA Triple Action Exfoliator

TRUFORA TRIPLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR is definitely triple action. This is a heavy scrub for my face and one I can’t use more than twice a week. While this might be good for people who like really scrubby exfoliators, I prefer using it twice a week in the shower. It does the job well but it’s also harder for me to remove if I do it at my bathroom sink. The chemical exfoliation comes from AHA and BHA while the physical exfoliation is from both Kaolin Clay and Bamboo. I like how my face looks afterward but if you have sensitive skin, I don’t think this one is for you.

TRUFORA Titanium Day Cream SPF 30 and Day Serum 85

TRUFORA Titanium Day Cream SPF 30 and Day Serum 85

TITANIUM DAY CREAM SPF 30 BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN and DAY SERUM 85 are the two main daytime products. Day Serum 85 is named this way because “85% of the visible signs of aging are due to the negative effect that environmental factors have on the skin.” This serum protects your face from the environment as well as radiation. I’m a huge serum fan and use one twice a day and this is one of my favorites. It’s a very light creamy serum that is fragrance free and is a great base for their day cream. I let it absorb for a few minutes and it leaves my face feeling moisturized and never sticky.

Titanium Day Cream is a nice light moisturizer with some fabulous ingredients. The sunscreen protection is top notch. It contains a very high physical barrier of UV protection. Some of the key ingredients are below:

UV Cut Titanium Dioxide Ultra-fine Titanium Dioxide offers both UVA (320-400nm) and UVB (280-320nm) protection.

Vederine® Rich in oligofructosans from chicory, this restructuring active ingredient enables skin to recover an optimum epidermal barrier without UV exposure.

This is a great duo but can be used with other products if you like.

TRUFORA Protecting Eye Treatment

TRUFORA Protecting Eye Treatment

TRUFORA PROTECTING EYE TREATMENT is in interesting packaging with a metal tip applicator that helps cool down your undereye area and can help with puffiness. This has some hefty goals since it says it addresses the signs of aging like dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and loss of hydration and firmness. I prefer this for daytime since it does have a slight brightening effect but I don’t like the metal tip applicator. In my experience it doesn’t apply the treatment evenly and tugs on my skin. If I pump out more it will glide easier but it still isn’t my favorite application. I don’t use the metal tip, I only pump out the cream and apply it with my finger. It is nicely hydrating but it doesn’t help with my puffy under eye area. It contains some of the most unique ingredients I’ve seen in the world of eye creams though.

TRUFORA Intensive Night Treatment and Night Serum 85

TRUFORA Intensive Night Treatment and Night Serum 85

NIGHT SERUM 85 and INTENSIVE NIGHT TREATMENT are probably my favorites of this group. The Night Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid which is one of my buzz words. “This quickly absorbed, potent anti-aging serum also contains vitamin C, aloe, and oat avenanthramides. Night Serum 85 provides intense hydration to the skin through multiple forms of hyaluronic acid, an apple derived moisturizing saccharide as well as a soy based moisturizing complex.” The ingredients in this intrigue me and are so effective. This quick absorbing serum is clear and is a great way to protect your skin throughout the night.

Actizyme® Mushroom derived, water soluble enzyme. Exfoliates without compromising barrier function or skin reactivity. Increases skin cell renewal. Delivers long term rejuvenating benefits such as improving firmness, increasing clarity, reducing appearance of wrinkles, and increasing skin moisture.

Sytenol® A Retinol-like activity without the negative side-effects of retinol. Helps to protect against detrimental effects of UV exposure, has a high antioxidant profile, is a strong inhibitor of pro-inflammatory enzymes and has a strong inhibitory effect against UV induced erythema as well as broad spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities.

Revinage Bio-retinol. Retinoid receptor activity mimics the same positive results of retinoids to fight skin aging. Results in visibly younger, luminous and firm skin. Reduces appearance of wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. Displays anti-inflammatory action and is a powerful antioxidant (decreases free radical generation and stimulates SOD and CAT production).

DermaPep™ A350 Peptide with retinol-like activity. Anti-aging for face and body. Helps support skin’s natural collagen synthesis and anti-aging effect against environmental stimulus such as UV irradiation.

DermaPep™ A530 Capryloyl pentapeptide-26, multi-functional anti-inflammatory peptide for irritated and sensitive skin. Anti-inflammation effect against environmental stimulus such as UV irradiation. Reduces itching and pruritus.

The Intensive Night Treatment was formulated to synergistically work with and be layered over Night Serum 85, enhancing the benefits of both products.

TRUFORA Skincare regimen

TRUFORA Skincare regimen

What’s so interesting is the variety of ingredients TRUFORA uses in each of their products. You can tell a lot of research has gone into this skincare line. For me one of the biggest selling points is that the line is totally fragrance free but I also appreciate that it’s an organic line that is cruelty free. With all the skincare lines available it’s not always easy to find the right products but with TRUFORA I’ve found quite a few that I’m extremely happy with (the serums and Night Treatment especially). While I wouldn’t repurchase the Eye Treatment or Exfoliator I know that these are great products but that they just aren’t what I’m looking for.

If you are in the market for a new skincare system then consider TRUFORA, especially since the ingredients are what makes this stand out from the rest. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 

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 beautyinfozone@gmail.com 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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#gotitfree This product was provided as a courtesy of RoC Skincare. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #RoCroc ambassador logoThis can be purchased at Target as well as other stores.

 

I took a 30 Day Challenge with Z Skin Systems Skincare

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin

I am fascinated with the concept of ‘beauty from the inside out’. I am not talking about how being a good, kind, loving person makes you beautiful…there is no doubt that is true. I am talking about the connection between inner physical health and outer appearance. So while I am typically reluctant to take on any sort of skin care challenge that lasts very long, I decided to try a ZSS Skincare 30 Day Challenge, complete with before and after pictures.

ZSS Skin Care Method No. 1 Radiant Skin

ZSS Skin Care Method No. 1 Radiant Skin

ZSS Skincare sent me their 2-part skin detox system that features Zeaxanthin, a ‘skin food’ that is derived from orange paprika peppers. So what exactly is Zeaxanthin?
Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid found in leafy green vegetables, yellow and orange peppers, corn and eggs that is scarce in the typical daily diet. Zeaxanthin is a strong antioxidant, clinically evaluated to lessen the inflammatory response of skin exposed to environmental stressors such as the sun and promote even skin tone – resulting in improved radiance and glow.* ZSS contain all-natural Zeaxanthin, derived from paprika peppers, in levels that have been clinically evaluated to promote healthy skin, inside and out.
There are two kits available: Radiant, which is an anti-aging kit for wrinkles, and Clear, which is for adult acne. I tried the Radiant Skin Method. It includes a topical serum called Nutri-Serum™ and a daily natural supplement. ZSS ran clinical trials and they found users had a 60% reduction in the appearance of deep wrinkles after three months. I tried it for one month and I definitely had some improvement.
ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin supplements

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin supplements

The dietary supplements come in individual packs with two supplements in each. I like the packaging because I can easily throw a pack into my lunch bag or purse to take when I have lunch. I tend to eat breakfast on the run, so I wait until midday when I can take the pills with some food. These supplements work from the inside, tackling skin issues like hydration, photo-protection, healthy skin aging and skin inflammation caused by various environmental exposures – all root causes of skin care aging issues.
ZSS Skin Serum

ZSS Nutri-Serum

Along with the supplements, the 30-Day supply includes the Nutri-Serum, which is a beautiful serum that delivers hydration and topical skin support. Key ingredients include the Zeaxanthin, Alpha Lipoic Acid as an antioxidant, Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil for improving skin tone and texture, and Gotu Kola Seed for collagen support. This serum does include silicones, which my skin loves but I know some people have problems with it. The thought is that because topical products only penetrate so deep into the body, the supplements work from the inside to create the most healthy skin possible.
ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin before and after

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin before and after

So what do you think of my results? This is after 30 days. I imagine the results would be far more dramatic with a full 90 days like ZSS had in their clinical study.

The Radiant Skin System is $160.00 for a 30 day supply. Each monthly package has a 30-day supply of 0.5 oz Nutri-Serum and dietary supplements. Are my results enough to make you want to give this system a shot?  – Lisa

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