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this will definitely kill those wrinkles – and not your pocketbook!

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no snakes were harmed in the making of this serum!

Best of the Year 2012: Lisa’s picks

 

2012

It’s the new year, so you know what that means – a bunch of people with hangovers and a ton of ‘Best of 2012′ lists!  Beauty Info Zone is jumping right into the pool with our own lists.  Here are my personal picks for Best of the Year 2012, stay tuned for Marcia’s choices tomorrow. 

Shimmer, color, extensions, scents…it’s all here!  I have much to be grateful for, much to be thankful for, and here is my big virtual hug to all the products and product lines that brought me so much joy in 2012.

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Best new (to me anyway) cosmetics lines

 

lipgloss

Christina Choi lipgloss

Christina Choi – beautiful lip glosses, gorgeous eye shadows (love the duo with a coordinating cake liner), plus so much more.  I am very, very excited about this line.

in my Z Palette

My gorgeous Makeup Geek eyeshadows in my Z Palette

Makeup Geek – love the lipsticks, and the eyeshadows are truly the bomb.  If you don’t have any yet, they should be first on your list of new purchases for 2013.

Best old (to me anyway) cosmetics lines

 

Le Metier

Le Metier eyes

Le Metier de Beaute - 2012 was a Le Metier year for me, from fantastic makeovers to awesome facials to workhorse products that I can’t do without. 

Bye Bye Pores powder and puff

Bye Bye Pores powder and puff

It Cosmetics - I am constantly amazed by this line.  There hasn’t been ONE thing that I didn’t love.  I think I look forward to new products from It Cosmetics more than from any other line because they never, ever disappoint.

Dan Read Icy Lilac eyeshadow

Dan Read Icy Lilac eyeshadow

Dan Read Cosmetics -  another line that never lets me down.  I always have my Dan Read Silver Screen Series foundation with me – in fact, on Christmas Day I bought myself another one as a Christmas gift to myself.  I also love the eyeshadows, they are fantastic.   Dan Read is on my ‘best of’ list every single year.  He rocks – and so does his cosmetics line.

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red

Make Up For Ever Iconic Red

Make Up For Ever – did you watch Syfy’s Face Off this past season?  I think it was the best ever thanks to Make Up For Ever.  Dany Sanz is brilliant, and I love all of her creations, particularly the Aqua Rouge lip colors.

Best skin care

 

reviva-primerReviva Labs – I have probably tried 15 different things from this line and I love everything. I think that is amazing. My absolute favorites are the Makeup Primer, Hyalauronic Acid Serum, and the Willard Water.

cooling metal tip applicator

Love the StriVectin cooling metal tip applicator – and if you look closely, you can see my camera reflected in it!!

 StriVectin – oh boy do I love the 360 Tightening Eye Serum - it’s a great serum with the best applicator ever.

Jewelweed Topical Mist close upCreation Pharm – this is a terrific organic line with intriguing products. I still use the Jewelweed Topical Mist every day. I am probably on my 20th bottle.  If you look close, I do believe that is my photo of my fingers holding the Jewelweed bottle on their website!!!

Love my Kleraderm

Love my Kleraderm

Kleraderm - one of the very best skin care lines there is.  I have used it for years and will always be a ‘Kleranet’.  I have an appointment for a facial with Joanne Recchia-Kallabat in a few days and I am so geeked.  She gives a $200 facial for just $20, plus I will be finding out about the latest new products – and I will be sure to share!

Best brushes

 

Domed Shadow Brush

Real Techniques Domed Shadow Brush

Real Techniques (Pixie Woo) Domed Shadow Brush – this is by far the very best eyeshadow crease brush I have ever used.  I say thank you for this every day.

212 up close and personal

212 up close and personal

Hakuhodo 212 – the supreme brush for blending eyeshadow.  If you don’t have this — you need it.

Best hair care

 

I will never be without this hairspray

I will never be without this hairspray

Unite – the Go365 Hairspray is the primo hairspray ever. Period.

Cristopher Glossing Shampoo

Cristophe Glossing Shampoo

Cristophe  – the Glossing Shampoo and Conditioner never fail to make my hair super soft, shiny, and bouncy.

Leonor Greyl makes for a good hair day!!

Leonor Greyl makes for a good hair day!!

Leonor Greyl – gorgeous products that smell amazing.  So many of her hair products are cult favorites, and for good reason!

Biggest personal influences in 2012

 

soft waves

Soft waves?  No problem!

Verge One – I would say that two lines dramatically changed my daily appearance in 2012.  The first is Verge One.  Their ‘texture wands’ have completely changed the way I wear my hair.  Now pretty much every day I am curly or wavy, and I love it.  The texture wands are truly fabulous finds for which I am extremely grateful!

More lashes = love!

More lashes = love!

Novalash – the second line that dramatically changed my daily appearance in 2012 is Novalash.  I had what I thought were nicely dramatic eyelashes thanks to Latisse…and then I found Novalash.  WOW.  My lashes are huge and beautiful and easy to care for every single day.  This is a ‘get down on my knees and say THANK YOU‘ find!!

Most fun

 

Everything is better on a stick!

Everything is better on a stick!

Lush – Reflecting back on 2012, I remember so many awesome, entertaining products from Lush.  Seriously, everything they make is not only useful and practical, it’s also a blast. 

blue

Who knew blue hair could be so fun?

HairUWear – another surprising super fun discovery for me this year were hair extensions.  I adore the ones I have tried from HairUWear, whether they are lively and funky bright colors or seriously hair-enhancing extensions.  Absolute enjoyment that reminded me I need to step outside my comfort zone to make new discoveries.

My top product picks

 

OCC Skin:  Conceal Y series

OCC Skin: Conceal Y series

OCC Airbrush Foundation and Conceal Concealer - two of the best finds of 2012.  The foundation is a fantastic water-based foundation that works with every application technique, it looks totally natural and wears like iron.  And the concealer is nothing short of amazing – it’s the perfect concealer times twenty. 

Magic

Tarte Magic blush really is magic!

Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushfirst-rate blushes with lots of different shades and perfect pigment.  This is a blush that will keep you blushing all day long.

Lisa Hoffman bracelet2

Lisa Hoffman Fragrance Jewelry – so gorgeous, clever and unique!  One of my favorite fragrances of all time is Lisa’s Tuscan Fig, and to be able to have that inside beautiful jewelry?  Fantastic.

Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara

Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara

Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara - this is the best mascara I have ever found for my lower lashes.  It’s pretty amazing.

Tarte concealer top

Tarte Maracuja Creaseless Waterproof Concealer – another pick from Tarte.  This concealer is creamy long-lasting goodness that saved my eyes this fall when they were going crazy with allergies.  It’s a total winner.

My perfect tube of 3Lab Perfect BB Cream

My perfect tube of 3Lab Perfect BB Cream

3lab Perfect BB Cream – my very first BB cream and the best one out there.  Yes, it’s expensive – but it’s also worth every single penny.

CV Skinlabs bottle

CV Skinlabs - sunburns, bug bites, hives, rashes, it’s all so much easier to live through with Rescue + Relief Spray.  I have a bottle of this in my refrigerator at all times.

Skin Chemists Wrinkle Killer

Skin Chemists Wrinkle Killer

Skin Chemists Wrinkle Killer – the snake serum is far more than a marketing ploy. This stuff works. If you want less wrinkles in 2013, get yourself some Wrinkle Killer.

If 2013 is even close to as good as 2012 was, then we have a LOT to look forward to.  2012 was chock full of great discoveries, wonderful ‘old faithfuls’, tons of joy and nothing to complain about.  Life is good!  – Lisa

Snake serum and killing wrinkles: my adventure with Skin Chemists Wrinkle Killer

When I told Marcia about this new product I was going to be testing, her response was, “Have fun killing your wrinkles.”

Well guess what?  It was pretty fun!  Just the thought of killing wrinkles with snake serum is like the ultimate high for a skin care junkie like me.

Before I get into the gory snake venom details, let me tell about Skin Chemists, a UK company with world-wide delivery that does NOT test on animals (not even snakes).  Richard Walker, the Managing Director of Skin Chemists, was inspired by his father who created one of the very first ‘breakthrough’ skin care creams.  His Pharmacist father helped people find both their inner and outer beauty, which has become the guiding philosophy of Skin Chemists.  Every product they create is unique, cutting-edge, and tested via extensive clinical trials.   They are focused on the ethical creation of products that truly work and give real results.  As Richard Walker says, “When we say we can help…we can!”

Skin Chemists Wrinkle Killer

I tested their Wrinkle Killer Professional Formula 4% ($207.17), which is a multi-peptide serum.  The 4% version is the salon strength version of the original Daily Use Formula.   The whole purpose of this serum is to get rid of your wrinkles – yup, to KILL them.  And the main ingredient is Syn-ake, which is a combination of oxygen and ingredients that replicates the venom from a Temple Viper snake.  This isn’t REAL snake venom – it’s a synthetic replication, no snakes were harmed in the production of this wrinkle cream!

Ok, who wouldn’t want to test a product with a name like Wrinkle Killer?  And then add in (synthetic) snake venom…woohoo!!  The main purpose of real snake venom is to immobilize the snake’s prey so it can swallow it.  So it makes sense that the purpose of Syn-ake is to immobilize your wrinkles and smooth your complexion through neuro-peptides.

This particular version has 4% of the active ingredient, Syn-ake.  An impressive 92% of Skin Chemist customers who have tried Wrinkle Killer gave it the highest rating of 5 stars.  Wrinkle Killer has been a huge success in Europe, over 40,000 units were sold in the first 6 months it was on the market.

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I absolutely love the honesty of this company – they actually say “For the best results we recommend that you use Wrinkle Killer Snake Serum for 28 days.  The effects will be temporary and continued use is required.”  That’s true of most skin care products, but it’s pretty rare that you find a company who actually tells you in print!  Because I am still testing the PaloVia Laser on the wrinkles around my eyes, I used this twice a day on my upper lip lines for over a month.

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Quick packaging note – love the applicator.  It’s sanitary and it keeps the integrity of the serum by not exposing the product to air.

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The serum is thick with a silky, almost silicone-like feel to it.  It smooths on easily and doesn’t interfere with other moisturizers or makeup.

My one complaint about this serum is the fragrance.  It’s not horrible, and it doesn’t last, but it definitely smells perfumey when first applied.  I would prefer no fragrance, although the scent isn’t a deal killer for me.

After a month, I definitely did see an improvement in the fine lines around my upper lip.  And while it is expensive, you need so little of the product that one bottle will last a very long time.  After thirty days of twice daily use, my bottle still looks almost brand new.  I am betting it will last at least a year.

I love my Wrinkle Killer just for the fun factor of a fantastic name and the connection to snake serum.  I love it even more because it does work, it will kill your wrinkles although it’s not an instant death – you make them suffer slowly.  If Skin Chemists took out the fragrance, I would say that this is a pretty perfect serum.  If fragrance isn’t an issue for you, then it is a very entertaining and effective wrinkle treatment option.  - Lisa

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So what is in Syn-ake?  Here you go!