Clear up skin congestion with our derma*e® giveaway!

fall-season-brings-congested-skinThe change of seasons means confused skin that makes too much oil and gets congested from a build up of dead skin. Keeping clear, glowing skin requires preventative measures, and we have an awesome giveaway for exactly what you need to stay on top of skin care woes. Prevent those disasters with Purifying products from derma*e®, a fabulous eco-ethical company that is completely committed to your health, well-being, and the environment.                    samples

derma*e® giveaway!We have five of our favorite derma*e® products in this giveaway:

  1. Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50)
  2. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50)
  3. Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50)
  4. Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50)
  5. Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50)

The key to creating skin that gets the most from skin care products is exfoliation. derma*e® has some of the best exfoliating products out there.

DermaE Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

As a deep clean once a week, the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50) detoxes skin in two ways:

(1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries

(2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin, concentrating on areas that have a tendency to be problematic. For me, that means nose and chin. It only takes about five minutes for it to dry, then using wet fingertips massage the mask in small circles. This ‘supersizes’ the exfoliation and really cleans out those pores. Rinse off with warm water or a damp washcloth. This treatment mask has many of the same powerful ingredients as the Purifying Gel Cleanser, so it’s the perfect complimentary deep clean.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

The Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50) is a facial exfoliant paste that is gentle but very effective. It has a great ingredient list, starting with the charcoal that absorbs impurities so they can be washed away. The scrubbing power comes from Apricot Seed Powder that sloughs off any dead cells, dirt, and oil. The aloe keeps skin super soft and moist. Like all the Purifying products, it also has the Kimarine® and bladderwrack mentioned earlier. Because the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub doesn’t have a whole slew of complicated ingredients, this gentle scrub is safe for even very sensitive skin. I think it’s a fantastic way to keep skin glowing and ready for serum and moisturizer.

DermaE Purifying Gel Cleanser

I am a huge fan of derma*e’s® Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50) because it exfoliates so gently. Even though it’s an exfoliating cleanser, I can use my Luna cleansing brush without fear of being too rough on my skin and I think it would be perfect to use with a Clarisonic. I have been working out like crazy for the last six months and this is my favorite choice for washing my face when I get home because it is perfect for removing sweat, toxins, and bacteria.

This cleanser is pH balanced and has no fragrance or sulfates. Ingredients include these minerals and natural toxin fighters:

Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals).

Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.

Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps thoroughly remove toxins from the skin’s surface.

Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense, and a base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. 

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

Once you have exfoliated and cleansed your skin, the next best step is to hydrate and treat with antioxidants using a great toner. The derma*e® Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50) is the toner for the job since it has Marine Algae and Green Tea to refresh and fortify your skin against the environment. It’s also pH balanced with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack, Green Tea antioxidants, and Aloe Leaf Juice. I use this after exfoliating and cleansing at night, as well as in the morning before treatment and moisturizer. While it’s a spray, I don’t recommend spraying it directly on your face since it comes out a little heavy and uneven. It’s better sprayed onto a cotton pad then wiped on. An added bonus – if you happened to miss any makeup or dirt while cleansing, this lifts away anything that might cause clogged pores.

DermaE Purifying Youth Serum

With skin clean and ready to make the most of any treatment, an excellent treatment serum is the Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50). Holy smokes is this good stuff! Awesome ingredients like Kimarine® Wakame,  Bladderwrack, and Green Tea together in an Aloe Leaf Juice Base makes for super healthy, glowy skin. This is a great primer for foundation, too. And like all derma*e® products, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.

You can find products derma*e® at Ulta and at Whole Foods.  Two Beauty Info Zone readers will win this giveaway – just list the products you want to win in the order you want them!  The Grand Prize Winner gets 3 products, and the 2nd place winner gets 2 products.  This is a US only giveaway that ends at 11:59 pm EST on 11/19/16.  As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. Rafflecopter has a way of going all wonky sometimes and the comments may mysteriously close before the giveaway is over…if that happens just shoot us an email with your comment to [email protected]gmail.com and label your message DERMAE.

Here’s to heading off congested skin before it even happens! – Lisa

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*products reviewed and giveaway courtesy of derma*e®

Getting even with Skin Authority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

Skinauthority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

Skin Authority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

Spoiler alert – today’s review is a RAVE.  If you have hyperpigmentation you want to read on…this products WORKS.

I have been testing skin care products long enough – over ten years – to have developed an intuition about what will work for my skin and what won’t. One of my major skin care issues is hyperpigmentation. It started about 12 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter and those dark blotches never really went away. I switched to foundations with heavy coverage and have tried one skin care product after another to lighten those spots. I also am not nearly as vigilant as I should be with sun protection, which certainly doesn’t help matters. Anyway, when Skin Authority offered to send Marcia and I each a product to test, along with our own person skin care coach, I immediate went for the products that address hyperpigmentation.

Skinauthority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

Skin Authority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

As I checked out the fabulous sounding products that Skin Authority offers, my skin care product radar was attracted to the Brightening Beauty Infusion with Turmeric and Blueberry ($49) and I thought this was the product for me. Luckily, my personal skin coach gave me some different advice. (The skin care coaching service is FREE, by the way – be sure to take advantage of it!) Based on my tenacious brown patches, she recommended I try the Hyper Pigmentation Treatment ($56.50, 1.7 oz / 50 ml) instead. She said that the Hyper Pigmentation Treatment would fade current hyper pigmentation while also preventing more from occurring. At the same time it would also gently resurface, smooth, anti-age and speed up my skin’s cell turnover cycle – kind of like putting my skin on a treadmill to accelerate its metabolism. As with any product that is making a real change to the skin, she advised it would probably take about 60-90 days to see more results, as that is the typical cell turnover cycle. Her professional opinion was that with my particular skin I would see more results more quickly with the Hyper Pigmentation Treatment than with the Brightening Beauty Infusion.  Who am I to argue with a skin coach? I said absolutely and started my testing.

Skinauthority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

Skin Authority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

60 days later I am one happy camper. The Skin Authority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment is a light gel that is Hydroquinone based. I am so happy to that it works!! My skin has never been more even. Those brown patches are almost completely gone. I am sure that with another month of use they will a distant memory. Here’s what the Hyper Pigmentation Treatment does:

  • Exfoliates to gently lift away trapped discoloration
  • Works to help inhibit the appearance of future spots and discoloration
  • Stimulates skin renewal for softer, smoother texture
  • Hydrates skin for softer, smoother texture
  • Contains 2% Hydroquinone and should not be used while nursing or pregnant.
Skinauthority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

Skinauthority Hyper Pigmentation Treatment

I use this gel twice a day, morning and night, applying a thin layer before any treatment serums and moisturizer. I am so happy my skin coach recommended this product and I can’t wait to try other products from this line. If you have issues with hyperpigmentation, the Skin Authority Hyper Pigmentation is your answer!!! – Lisa

*sample sent for editorial consideration; results and opinion all mine!

PS – right now Skin Authority is having a Halloween BOOGO sale – BUY ONE BEAUTY INFUSION™, GET ONE FREE. PROMO CODE BOOGO16.

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How MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads save the day

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

Low point of the day:  going to the restroom after almost a full day of work, glancing in the mirror and seeing – cringe cringe cringe – a big old zit on the side of your nose.  Or on your chin.  Or anywhere on your face…and you realize it has been there for hours, through meetings and presentations and that chance run in with the very handsome guy down the hall.  Yup.  It’s time to get serious about some exfoliation.

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

Lately I have been loving the MDSUN Exfoliation Pads that I was sent to test.  These aren’t the nasty, skin killing pads of our youth…they are gentle but super effective pads of awesomeness that dissolve debris and old skin cells and make unexpected day zits a thing of the past.

These little pads of goodness tackle exfoliation through a two-tiered approach.  The first layer is glycolic acid, polyhydroxy acid, lactobionic acid, and essential vitamins that de-clog pores and dissolve excess skin cells while also moisturizing skin.  The next layer is a mixture of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients that calm irritated skin and hydrate even more deeply.

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

Benefits:

  • Exfoliates and penetrates the skin with effective and powerful ingredients, such as glycolic acid and niacinamide, enhancing the benefits of other skin care treatments
  • Purifies the skin by gently removing dead skin cells and resurfacing new skin cells so that the skin is left with a radiant and beautiful glow
  • Reduces and calms irritated skin safely with natural plant extracts and vitamins, including chrysanthemums and oats

MDSUN warns that the pads might cause a stinging sensation, but that doesn’t happen for me at all.  The pads have a slight fragrance that reminds me of baby powder.  I use a pad at night after cleansing and don’t put any other treatment on my skin.  After about a half hour or so, my skin actually feels sort of oily.  MDSUN says this is from ‘skin burial’, when skin produces oils that seal in the hydration.

One jar of the Skin Exfoliating Pads has 30 pads, but it lasts me several months since I find I only need to use this every three days.  That makes the price of $78 a little more palatable, and you can also order a sample for $4 to try it out for yourself before making the investment.

The end result?  Clear skin, glowing skin tone, and a super soft face.  Oh, and far less of those ‘look in the mirror and die of embarrassment’ moments.

You can find MDSUN Skin Exfoliating Pads online at MDSUN.com.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Key Ingredients:

Glycolic Acid, Lactobionic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Lactic Acid, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, and Avena Sativa (Oat) Starch.

Spiritual skincare worth the splurge Kristals Skin Care

trying-to-find-balanceBalance. I don’t think it’s easy to truly achieve balance in life – despite good intentions, things happen. Your cat gets sick and throws up all over. Your kids make bad choices and come to you for help. Your spouse has a difficult day and is in a terrible mood. While it may be a challenge to stay centered and calm, keeping your wellness at the top of that ‘important things to do’ list is essential.                                                                                                         samples

I truly believe that one way to enhance your spirituality and ensure some balance in this often stressful world is purposeful spoiling. Yes, when you splurge on yourself you not only reinforce your self-worth, you also help everyone else in your life. Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional health, and you are a better mom, a better spouse, a better friend.  Kristals Cosmetics

Kristals Skin Care, a skin care line featuring bioenergized formulas with concentrations of gemstones right in the products, is an excellent way to spoil yourself and enhance your spirituality. On their website you can search by skin care concern, product type, or gemstone. They also have astoundingly gorgeous jewelry that you can splurge on to match the gemstones that are infused into the skin care products you choose. Just think how amazing you will feel  with beautiful skin AND this stunning necklace!

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No question, Kristals Skin Care is expensive. But if it fits into your budget, this is a line that deserves your serious consideration.  Some information from Kristals about their company:

For thousands of years, gemstones have been used for health and beauty around the world. Classical texts as well as astrological studies refer to the healing properties of gemstones and the positive influence of gems on the mind and body. Kristals Skincare takes this wisdom to a new level, bringing you concentrations of precious and semiprecious gemstones and metals known to create protective fields around the body and blending them with powerful botanicals, naturally effective herbal essences and oils, and the best scientific breakthroughs in skincare for every skin type. This harmonious combination offers highly beneficial changes to your mental, emotional and physical states. With just a single application of these gemstone skincare products, your skin will look smoother, firmer, refreshed and rejuvenated. Everyday use will result in continuous improvement in the tone and texture of your skin over time. Discover for yourself how gemstones’ natural energy is the perfect way to restore radiance, giving you skin that’s softer, suppler and luminously beautiful.

Kristals Amethyst

Kristals Skin Care features elegant formulas in beautiful packaging. As I mentioned the products are quite spendy, but they work on many levels. I have been testing the amethyst products. Is amethyst the gemstone you need in your skin care products?  It is a match for you if:

  • Restoring freshness to your skin is a goal
  • Your skin needs even deeper moisturization that what it’s getting
  • Proper exfoliation is a concern
  • Greater spiritual balance is key
  • You wish to dispel negative energy

There are two AMETHYST products that work together to purify, brighten, and smooth skin: the AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment ($419.95) and the AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum ($299.95). These two very different products work together in perfect harmony – in fact, you need both for the full effect of the skin care.Kristals Skin Care AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment

The Kristals Skin Care AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment is an exfoliating gel that smells like ozone. It has a combination of sodium bicarbonate, pro-vitamin B5, and vitamin E that work along with the natural minerals in the amethyst to purify, detoxify, and revitalize skin. This gel exfoliates, moisturizes, and heals the skin. It helps skin generate healthy cells and fights free radicals, resulting in brighter skin and less wrinkles.

The yin to the Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment’s yang is the Oxygen Instant Activating Serum. The serum also has amethyst, which provides the natural mineral complex, along with lactic acid (AHA) for exfoliation and collagen production, and chamomile, lemon balm, and green tea to calm and heal skin. The serum is ONLY for use with the gel, not for use by itself.Kristals Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum

This pampering skin care treatment starts with clean, dry skin. You smooth a thin layer of the gel on and the gel has tiny crystals inside that gently exfoliate as you massage it in for about a minute. Next, you add a few drops of the Oxygen Instant Activating Serum on top of the gel. The two products gently combine and create a white foam that has a warming effect on skin. It’s really pretty neat. The serum and gel together make a wonderful oxygen cocktail for skin, and the serum dissolves the crystals so their ingredients are fully absorbed.

After massaging in the white foaminess for a minute or so, just wipe it off with a warm washcloth then follow with your regular cleanser. I find that my skin feels absolutely amazing afterward. A little moisturizer over that, and skin is smooth, happy, and glowing. Just knowing that amethyst promotes tranquility, spiritual awareness, clarity, and intuition makes every treatment feel so special. My skin is cleansed and calmed and so is my entire being.

Kristals Cosmetics also offers an amethyst-based moisturizing cream that I am testing, and I will have that review up soon. In the meantime, if your budget allows I definitely recommend the Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment and Oxygen Instant Activating Serum to treat not just your skin, but also your mind, body, and soul.  – Lisa

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My choice? Paula’s Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster

paulas-choice-10-naicinamide-treatmentAs we age, some things get smaller and some get bigger. What gets smaller? Height. Lip size. Short term memory. What gets bigger? Nose. Feet. Pores. I can deal with the nose and feet, but bigger pores?  Ugh.
I turn to Paula’s Choice over and over for really excellent skin care that is effective and affordable. One of her newest products is the 10% Niacinamide Booster ($42). My first bottle was sent as a press sample, but I used that all up and have already bought another. This is great stuff that makes the rest of my skin care even better.
Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide BoosterHere’s why your pores get larger as you age: skin naturally sheds built up oil and dirt. When we are young, this process happens pretty quickly, so our skin looks almost as if it doesn’t even have pores. As we get older, especially after age 30, this process slows down so dirt and oil stays inside our pores longer. The increased collection of dirt and oil causes pores to stretch out and become enlarged. Exfoliating on a regular basis helps your skin’s shedding process, but even with the most diligent skin care maintenance pores become enlarged.
Enter Paula’s Choice 10% Naicinamide Booster.
Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster
 The 10% Naicinamide Booster does four main things: improves uneven skin tone, reduces the appearance of pore size, improves skin texture, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Niacinamide is a form of Vitamin B3. It’s a very exciting skin care ingredient that has been scientifically proven to seriously shrink enlarged pores as well as wrinkles. What is really cool about this product is that it’s a super lightweight serum that can be used alone or added to another serum or moisturizer. I put a few drops in my treatment serum every morning and every night and I am truly impressed with my results!
Here is why you want this:
  • Supercharges any serum or moisturizer to dramatically minimize pores
  • Helps strengthen skin’s elasticity, allowing enlarged pores to shrink back to a normal size
  • Helps regulate sebum production (especially for those with oily/blemish-prone skin)
  • Helps promote a more even skin texture and overall skin tone

Paula's Choice 10% Niacinamide BoosterNot only does this product have the highest percentage of Niacinamide available in Paula’s Choice skin care products, it also has other terrific ingredients including licorice root, green tea, and oat-derived antioxidants for fighting free radicals. It is a fantastic boost to any skin care product, and you will notice a difference within one week.

I love many Paula’s Choice products, and the 10% Niacinamide is an especially impressive addition to an already fantastic line. Regardless of what other products you use, I highly recommend you pick this one up to boost your skin care results and shrink those pores.

Here is a link that will give you $10 off your first order if you are new to Paula’s Choice: http://goo.gl/hEAuZk  This is part of the Refer-a-Friend program and will give me credit towards a future Paula’s Choice order. Paula always has specials going – right now they include 20% off one full size product and free shipping, and 15% off AHA and BHA exfoliants.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration, repurchased because it’s awesome.  Affiliate links.

Detox and get fresh skin with our Citrus Clear Giveaway!

Citrus Clear Giveaway!Have you got oily skin that is prone to blackheads? I know it’s not fun dealing with the problems that come with this skin type, but today is your lucky day because we have a giveaway just for you!

Citrus Clear has offered a giveaway for two products that are heavy hitters when it comes to decongesting skin:  the Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask ($35) and the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer ($25).  (samples)

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Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

The Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask is a clay mask that is not for wimps. This is gold for those with very oily skin and lots of clogged pores. It has plants, herbs, and two kinds of clay that really go deep into pores to pull out blackheads and dirt.

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Just apply a thin layer to clean dry skin and leave it on for about five minutes. While the mask dries, it grabs whatever is blocking your pores and absorbs it into the clay, which you then wash off. This process definitely makes skin tingle and I found the mask continues to work for the next day or two. If you don’t have super oily skin to begin with, don’t be surprised if you have some peeling for a day or two! Pores look smaller immediately…the effect is pretty impressive.

Some of the key ingredients:  KAOLIN CLAY, a highly absorbent clay; PURIFIED SMECTITE CLAY, great for detoxing skin; LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL, an antibacterial that helps decongest skin; ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT, another ingredient for dissolving dirt and blackheads; SEA KELP, an exfoliant; and GRAPESEED OIL, another antibacterial that kills infections.

After such a thorough cleansing, skin needs some TLC which the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer provides.

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer

The Sensitive Moisturizer can be used every day, but it’s especially soothing after the mask treatment. This moisturizer rehydrates skin, helps to balance out oil production, and has wonderful ingredients like Amino Acids and Vitamin B5.

Take some time to detox your skin and get rid of those nasty blackheads! Our Citrus Clear Giveaway has one winner and the prize is a Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask and a Sensitive Moisturizer. This giveaway is US only and ends 10/5/16 at 11:59 pm EST. If the Rafflecopter gets cranky and won’t let you leave a comment, just email your comment to us at [email protected] and label it CITRUS CLEAR.  Good luck for some good skin!!  – Lisa
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*items reviewed and giveaway prize courtesy of Citrus Clear
Mask Ingredients: Organic Citrus Infusion, Organic Aloe Vera, Kaolin clay, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Vanilla, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina, Sea Kelp, Grapeseed Oil.

Moisturizer Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Palm Oil, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Safflower Oil, MSM, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin B5, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Citric Acid.

Travel with luxury when you bring the LiftLab Travel Set

LiftLab Travel Set

LiftLab Travel Set

Travel can be stressful even if highly anticipated. What to pack? Can I fit everything in my carry on? Are my skincare and haircare necessities small enough for the TSA guidelines? Will the products I bring last long enough for my entire trip? Are the products I bring up to par with my skin and haircare needs?

LiftLab Travel Set box

LiftLab Travel Set box

An answer can be found in the LiftLab Travel Set that contains 4 of LiftLab’s premier products: Purify + Clarify Daily Cleanser, Detox Mask and Gentle Exfoliant (1.0 oz); Lift + Fix Restore Serum(.3 oz); Lift + Repair Treatment Serum (.25 oz); and Lift + Moisturize Daily Cream (.3 oz) ($50 for the travel set)                                                                                      press sample

LiftLab Travel Set open

LiftLab Travel Set open

LiftLab products all contain a patented Cell Protection Protein (CPP®) that is exclusive to the brand. CPP® was first discovered in the Arctic as the secret to survival for plants and marine life that thrive in those sub-zero conditions. They use CPP® along with unique active ingredients to create results of unprecedented protection and regeneration benefits for healthier and younger skin.

LiftLab Purify + Clarify

LiftLab Purify + Clarify

The newest product from LiftLab is Purify + Clarify. This is significantly larger than the other pieces in the set because it has three jobs to do. It’s a daily cleanser, it’s a gentle exfoliant, plus it is your detox mask. It’s not often that a product has 3 benefits in one treatment package. This is a gentle cleanser that helps refine pores and remove the layer of dead skin cells. Try it as a detox mask by applying it, leaving it on for 3 – 5 minutes, then finish by using it to exfoliate your skin. The exfoliation isn’t harsh and it washes away without leaving any residue. Especially on a trip you don’t want to overdo or irritate you. This leaves you with stimulated cell renewal.

LiftLab Lift + Fix serum

LiftLab Lift + Fix serum

Lift + Fix Restore Serum is the next step and a favorite as I love using serums on my skin. It’s a delight to have the opportunity to try out this concentrated serum. As someone who needs anti-aging skincare I love that I finally have a travel size serum. It’s a thin serum but a little goes a long way. This is especially great for skin with redness or irritation. Apply it before sun exposure and the CPP® in it helps to protect against exposure to UVA and UVB rays. It’s not a sunscreen but it is a sunscreen’s best friend.

LiftLab Lift + Repair Treatment Serum

LiftLab Lift + Repair Treatment Serum

I raved about the Lift + Fix Serum but there’s more to rave about since there’s a treatment serum in this package too. Lift + Repair Treatment Serum is a multi-action treatment. “It’s formulated with Cell Protection Protein™ plus six additional proteins and peptides to maximize skin regeneration and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” If you have very sensitive skin this isn’t recommended for you though. In that case you’d want to stick with Lift + Fix which is their Restore Serum.

Lift + Repair has other essential ingredients like

Easyliance®, a botanical derivative to visibly firm and strengthen skin and provide a youthful glow
Kollaren®, an innovative peptide that repairs and rebuilds skin’s own collagen and elastin
Vitamins E, B5 and B3 to help protect from UV damage, even skin tone and reduce redness

This is highly penetrating and works fast to provide immediate hydration.

LiftLab Lift + Moisturize Daily Cream

LiftLab Lift + Moisturize Daily Cream

LiftLab Lift + Moisturize Daily Cream finishes up this set. CPP® helps increase the production of collagen and elastin so it’s an excellent moisturizer to extend skin’s youthfulness. This absorbs very quickly and helps with fine lines. I haven’t had a problem with foundation balling up after using this along with a serum. Now I just need it to remove another 10 years from my face! Lift + Moisturize is recommended for all skin types, especially combination to oily skin.

Along with CPP® active ingredients include:
– Syniorage™, a targeted peptide to help increase firmness by strengthening cohesion of the skin’s upper layers for a refined texture and anti-aging effect
– Hyalurosmooth™, a botanical derivative to bind moisture to the cells, plump skin and visibly diminish fine lines

– Gransil DNAM, a sophisticated blend of 3 silicones to lock in moisture and create a smooth, silky surface

Lift + Lab packet bonuses

Lift + Lab packet bonuses

Underneath the holder I found 2 sample packets: Lift + Protect for total rejuvenation and Lift + Firm Eye Cream. What a nice surprise.

LiftLab Travel Set contents

LiftLab Travel Set contents

There are 3 reasons to buy this kit. 1. It’s terrific for travel. A way to bring luxurious skincare with you so that the stresses of travel don’t wreck havoc with your face. 2. How often can we get sample sizes of a line like this to test out? LiftLab is definitely a luxury brand but for $50 you can try all of these to decide if this line is one you need. (Yes you do need it!). 3. This would make an exceptional gift for someone who appreciates the finer things in life. The box is a great keepsake box for skincare or other treasures, the products are wonderful, and you’ll set an example to show your friends/family that you know about the best of the best.  —  Marcia

The set and Lift Lab skincare are available at LiftLab’s site as well as Neiman Marcus.

*sent for editorial consideration; now I just need to go on a trip!

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