Get great skin with Skindinavia Post-Makeup Recovery Spray

Skindinavia Post Makeup Recovery Spray 3When I first opened the package from Skindinavia, I was all excited — I thought it was the Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray, one of my favorite products of all time. Then I realized this was something different. The Skindinavia Post-Makeup Recovery Spray (4 oz. $26; 8 oz. $36) is a spray, but one used AFTER removing makeup. Thank goodness I looked a little more closely at the bottle because this is an all together completely different product!

The premise behind the Skindinavia Post-Makeup Recovery Spray is that makeup can clog pores and deplete skin of minerals. Of course, we typically wash off our makeup at night – if we are being responsible – but cleansing can dry out skin and actually deplete it of the good stuff that keeps skin looking plumped and fresh.Skindinavia Post Makeup Recovery Spray 2This is where the Skindinavia Post-Makeup Recovery Spray comes in. An  after cleansing spray rebalances skin’s natural pH levels. The ingredients also include zinc, which keep skin clear of blemishes. Organic willow bark is a skin soother that prevents bacteria from entering pores, which ultimately means smooth, blemish-free skin.

Skindinavia Post Makeup Recovery SpraySince I have been using this, I haven’t experienced any break outs. I don’t find it to be much help as a makeup refresher during the day, but it is a very nice boost when I’m not wearing any cosmetics. Better skin means better makeup, so I think this is a very interesting product that could be a welcome addition to your skin care arsenal.  – Lisa

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Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System – my first impression

The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System is ready to change my skin and I’m excited about it. I’m writing this pretty early into my trial of the system and wanted to share this before with you now with a follow up after I’ve used this for another 6-8 weeks.

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

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Why should you care about the Conture? If you are interested in your skin improving in the following ways, that’s why you should care!

  • improved skin radiance and luminosity
  • improvement in smoothness and evenness
  • lessened crows feet, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • more visible facial firmness
  • Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

    Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

     

There’s so much to explain about the Conture yet it’s so easy to use. Once your machine is charged it’s ready for you to use twice a day. Cleanse your face. Apply a pea sized drop of the Kinetic Treatment Serum on the desired area of treatment. Tone.

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

Inside the box you’ll find three Kinetic Skin Care products: Kinetic Treatment Serum, Kinetic Ignition AM Lotion, and Kinetic PM Recovery Creme. You’ll also find the Conture Device, USB Charging Cord and the user manual.

Kinetic Treatments for Conture

Kinetic Treatments for Conture

When you are ready to use the Conture pick your targeted area. I’ve started with my face (specifically my jawline, chin, upper lip, and cheeks). There are three speeds on the Conture: Face, Mild, Neck. I’m using Face and will soon move into the area around my eyes for which I’ll need Mild.

I expected to use this in a circular motion since that’s how most devices work but this isn’t most devices. To use this you move it side by side suctioning one small area, overlapping it and suctioning the area next to it, and so on. It feels like a teeny vacuum on your skin but one that isn’t left on for very long. When you place the device against your skin you are creating a vacuum seal. Glide it from your chin to your ear (as an example) leaving it on for 3-5 seconds. Then move it to another section to do more of the area. There’s a great video that taught me how to use this properly that you should watch.

Targeting the Jawline, Jowls and Cheeks for toning

Targeting the Jawline, Jowls and Cheeks for toning

After using this my face shows redness but that’s soon gone. It goes away in minutes. There is no pain or discomfort at all with the Conture system. I use the Kinetic moisturizers as soon as I’m done but later I apply other skincare.

To purchase this set try the TV Offer which will be $29.95 the first month (with free shipping) and then $59.95 for the next 5 months. There is a 60 day money back guarantee though with the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System so if you don’t see results, return before your 60 days are up. I have a discount code for 20% off if you decide you want to see the results for yourself. Just use BeautyZone20 at checkout.

I can’t say I’ve seen results just yet and when I do I’m sure they’ll be subtle which is just fine with me. I said yes to the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System because I’m determined to keep my skin looking younger than my birth certificate says. —  Marcia

*sent for review, opinions are my own

 

 

Needles no more…Dr. Brandt 3-D Filler Mask review and giveaway #plumpupthevolume

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

 

When you go 3-D, every line and wrinkle has depth, so why not fill that in a bit for smoother skin? Needles and fillers can be daunting (not to mention expensive!) so the BIZ was definitely up for trying the dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask ($95). The tag line for this mask is “Don’t let gravity be your destiny” and we are all for fighting gravity!! We were also particularly interested in the terrific dr. Brandt® #plumpupthevolume campaign, which fosters a national dialogue concerning issues of mental health and well-being and provides insight and support to individuals and families affected by mood disorders.

On top of all that, we have a fantastic giveaway for 3 subscribers!

PR Sample

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Lisa’s Side:  dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is a lovely leave on mask that has some great ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, peptides and something called Adipofill’in Complex. This creamy mask comes with a really nice synthetic application brush that I now use with all of my masks – it’s really terrific. Some nights I look in the mirror and I think, wow, gravity is definitely taking a toll…so I smooth on this mask and then leave it on overnight. It makes my skin feel a little tighter thanks to the polymethyl methacrylate (which is a film-forming agent) and immediately makes my wrinkles less noticeable. The shea butter is definitely soothing as well. In the morning, my skin is smoother, plumped, and younger looking.

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask brush

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask brush

It does have a very light fragrance due to the lavender extract, but it’s soft and dissipates quickly. I use the dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask once a week to make me feel pampered and plumped…and to make living in 3-D a whole lot more pleasant! (Be sure to check out the #FACEFWD Fall Issue for more great dr. Brandt® news).

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Marcia’s Side:

While dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is called a mask, it’s nothing like the masks that I normally write about. This is more of a treatment than a mask. I have a sample size of it, the same that 3 people will win, and I use it nightly. This has become an integral part of my nightime routine. The goal of dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is to revolumize, reshape and fill.

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask deluxe sample

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask deluxe sample

The deluxe sample size doesn’t come with the brush or the 3-D glasses but it comes with all the wonderful ingredients that make this treatment a success. I apply it with my fingers, starting at my chin and moving upwards. It’s recommended to then pat more onto areas with fine lines and wrinkles. I leave this on for a minimum of 15 minutes (longer is better) before I apply my moisturizer/night cream.

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask

This creamy mask adds extra moisture to my skin and works while I’m asleep. The fragrance is only noticeable when I first apply it but then within seconds it dissipates. I’ve got a fussy nose and there is nothing to bother it or keep me awake. I’m thrilled to have discovered this tool to help me #plumpupthevolume.

THE DR. BRANDT FOUNDATION

After Dr. Brandt passed away the brand wanted to preserve the legacy he created. There is now The Dr. Brandt Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in partnership with The Miami Foundation. The Foundation’s first campaign, #plumpupthevolume, has been created to foster a national dialogue concerning issues of mental health and well-being, and provide insight and support to individuals affected by mood disorders, and their families.

The sad news is that one person dies by suicide in the U.S. every 13 minutes leading to more than 40,000 deaths a year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) focuses on promoting awareness, prevention, understanding and hope to reverse this upward trend. To save lives the Dr. Brandt Foundation will aid its efforts in research, education and advocacy. In keeping with the long-held interests of Dr. Brandt, the Foundation will also provide support in the following areas: organizations that work with young artists to enhance their skills and passion for the arts, research of skin diseases, and the Humane Society.

JOIN IN THE FIGHT! Take part in the dr. Brandt® #plumpupthevolume campaign that will began on January 8th, 2016. This nationwide movement is a call-to-action platform that invites Instagrammers everywhere to share their enthusiasm for life and positive thoughts that can motivate others.

IT’S EASY TO JOIN: Take a photo or video of yourself holding a sign that reads “#plumpupthevolume”, tag or follow @drbrandt and post it on Instagram using the same hashtag. Then challenge friends and followers to do the same. For every person that accepts your challenge, dr. brandt skincare® will donate $1 dollar to the Dr. Brandt Foundation. The hashtag #plumpupthevolume calls on all Americans to ‘turn up the volume’ on issues around emotional health and well-being, and sheds new light on their causes, effects and treatments — offering both hope and help to those in need.

Check out full details of the campaign at drbrandtskincare.com/plumpupthevolume.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We were sent extras of the Deluxe Sample size of dr. brandt needles no more 3-D filler mask. Three of our subscribers will each win one. This giveaway is international so no one is left out. While the sample size is .35 oz, you’d be surprised how long it will last you. I’ve been using mine for weeks and haven’t made a dent in it. We have two requirements to enter our giveaways 1) Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone 2) Comment. The other options are extras to give you more opportunities to win. The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on 2/22/16. If comments close you can email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Dr. Brandt. Give your comment in the email, click enter, and continue on. Good luck!

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Full Ingredients

WATER (AQUA), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, METHYLSILANOL HYDROXYPROLINE ASPARTATE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, PHENOXYETHANOL, SILICA, DIMETHYLSILANOL HYALURONATE, LECITHIN, SILANETRIOL, TREHALOSE, XANTHAN GUM, CHLORPHENESIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, PEG-40 STEARATE,HYALURONIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE,HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BETAINE, PROPANEDIOL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ORNITHINE, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, GLYCOLIC ACID, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, LACTIC ACID, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, GLYCOLIPIDS, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, PALMITOYL DECAPEPTIDE-21, DECAPEPTIDE-22, OLIGOPEPTIDE-78, ZINC PALMITOYL NONAPEPTIDE-14

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Introducing you to DERMAFLASH – with a giveaway too!

DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Facial Treatment

DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Facial Treatment

DERMAFLASH is an exfoliating tool that does double duty. Not only is it a wonder for exfoliation but at the same time it helps rid your face of those fuzzy hairs so that you can unveil smoother, radiant, and younger looking skin. DERMAFLASH is unlike any of the tools that Beauty Info Zone has tried. It removes the need to go to a dermatologist or Esthetician/Aesthetician. The facial tool is based on dermaplanning which is only available in a medical spa or doctor’s office. Now you can do it in the privacy of your own home on your own time schedule. When DERMAFLASH was sent to us to test out they were also kind enough to send extras for 4 Beauty Info Zone readers. This $189 tool, available at Sephora, is something to put on your wish list. It’s that great.

DERMAFLASH is designed specifically for women’s skin. It works with a subtle sonic vibration. You use DERMAFLASH on dry skin, never on wet skin. There are just 3 steps with this: Cleanse, Edge, Soothe.

• Exfoliates and Polishes to Restore Radiance
• Sweeps Away Dead, Dull Cells from Skin’s Surface
• Temporarily Removes Peach Fuzz
• Enhances Radiance, Texture and Tone
• Skin Care and Makeup Go On More Smoothly and Evenly
• Skin Looks and Feels Healthier Instantly
• Gentle and Safe For All Skin Types
• Safe and Hygienic, Single-Use Blade

MARCIA’S EXPERIENCE

I’m going to talk about the DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Tool and my experiences with using this while Lisa will explain the Essentials and share her experiences.

both boxes that come with your DERMAFLASH

both boxes that come with your DERMAFLASH

When you first buy DERMAFLASH you’ll get a big box with two parts to it. The main box is the actual skin tool along with the holder and direction. The second box contains the Essentials kit which is what will need to be replaced after 6 uses.

DERMAFLASH and exfoliating blades

DERMAFLASH and exfoliating blades

DERMAFLASH’s ergonomically designed exfoliator is a work of art. It doesn’t take up much space and looks good on my vanity. Once charged it will last through 3 sessions of using the treatment before you need to charge it again. It looks much more complicated than it actually is. You slide the blade in and use it just for one session. After using it, slide it back in the empty slot and pick up a new one for your second use.

DERMAFLASH is insistent on four things and I absolutely agree with them. First, don’t go over an area more than once. This very effective tool does its work the first time around. Going back over an area will do more exfoliation but you also have to be careful that you haven’t done too much. Second, don’t use this on your nose. Even if you feel your nose needs exfoliation, the skin on your nose is tighter and thinner. The third is to only use the blade once and then change it. The last is to just use the tool once per week.

DERMAFLASH with blade inserted

DERMAFLASH with blade inserted

I happen to be very hairy and have a lot of peach fuzz (and darker hair) on my face. While I wish this would remove that hair totally it doesn’t do it, at least not all at once. After using this four times I’m seeing less of the peach fuzz but it’s not all gone. I’m interested in reading Lisa’s eval to see how it affects her fuzzies.

What I am seeing a great difference on is that my face looks and feels visibly smoother. This is so much gentler than some of the microdermabrasion items I’ve used. This is a keeper and I’ve already ordered my new set of Essentials to keep the momentum going.

LISA’S EXPERIENCE

I don’t have a lot of peach fuzz, but I do have some upper lip hair, which was the big reason I was more than happy to test the DERMAFLASH.

DermaFlash Essentials

DERMAFLASH Essentials

Marcia is right – the set looks space-age and complicated, but it’s actually very simple to use. The Essentials set includes three things:  a .8 oz tube of DERMAFLASH Prep, which is step one; six Exfoliating Edges, which is step two; and a .8 oz tube of DERMAFLASH Soothe, step three.

Step 1:  DERMAFLASH Prep

Prep, the first step, is cleanser.  Actually, you will want to remove any makeup first with makeup remover.  This foaming cleanser then clears away any remaining dirt or grease, creating the right skin environment for the Exfoliating Edge to do its best work. It works like a typical cleanser – wet face, rub some cleanser in your palms to create a lather, cleanse face and rinse. It’s important after to make sure your face is completely dry.

Using my DermaFlash

Using my DERMAFLASH

Step 2:  DERMAFLASH Exfoliating Edge

I thought these were like razors, but they are different.  They are sharp, so they aren’t something to mess around with – but it’s the sonic vibration that removes dead skin cells, debris and hair. The device is easy to hold, and you use a sweeping motion from the outside of your face in toward the center.  It doesn’t hurt, although it does smell a bit like burning hair. One tip is to be sure to have your hair pulled back unless you want an impromptu hair trim. Stay clear of your nose, eyes, and hairline as well.

Step 3:  DERMAFLASH Soothe

The treatment with the Exfoliating Edge takes about 5 to 10 minutes. After, skin feels very smooth but also dry, and the Soothe cream is extremely hydrating and definitely soothing. You won’t believe how soft your skin is after you smooth it on and you don’t need much.

The entire Essentials kit is good for six weeks – each Exfoliating Edge is only used one time, and for the best results you should only use the system one time per week. I don’t have a lot of issues with excess hair and I find this system works perfectly for me. It removes all the dreaded upper lip hair issues, and any peach fuzz I have is completely gone. In addition to hair removal, the DERMAFLASH makes skin radiant, toned, and smooth.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  We are honored that the only site you’ll find this DERMAFLASH giveaway is on Beauty Info Zone. We have 4 to send to US subscribers. This giveaway is open until February 17, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close you can email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it “Dermaflash”, put your entry in the email, click enter and continue. This is one giveaway that you are going to want to come back and tweet daily since it’s one of a kind. Good luck and good skin.

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StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner makes a real difference #StriVeSTORY #iFabboMember

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

I have finally welcomed StriVectin to my world and in the best possible way. I’ve read about the brand for years and always was interested in it but never bit the bullet. I was sent their ADVANCED RETINOL PORE REFINER by iFabbo to test and I’m a convert. This is the first product that has made a difference on the pores on my face. I’ve seen minor differences through masks, creams, and exfoliation but never like I have with StriVectin.

The goal of Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner is to reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and refine texture for a smooth, even complexion. It has both a long term and a short term effectl. Short term they hope to help with the appearance of your pores and with the brightness of your skin. Long term is the same but with the added benefit of getting to the root of the problem and keeping your skin this way.

Strivection Advanced  Retinol Pore Refiner

Strivection Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

This isn’t a primer that will fill in pores that I’ve counted on for a long time, instead it’s a treatment to visibly reduce pores up to 50%. Large pores are caused by a lot of problems like acne, sun damage, extractions, oil production and genetics. Since my sister has nearly poreless skin what I always assumed was genetics wasn’t what caused mine. Instead it was from extremely oily skin that produced a lot of sebum when I was young. I had terrible blackouts though very little breakouts. When my mom would get frustrated with me, she’d extract the blackheads with her fingers. Obviously a no-no but back in the dark ages what did we know? At least the oily skin has kept me looking young.

Strivection Advanced  Retinol Pore Refiner

Strivection Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner has a combination of ingredients with Retinol and NIA-114 being the main ones to be aware of. In the past I haven’t had a lot of success with products that have high amounts of retinol within, my skin has turned red and uncomfortable. The percentage of retinol in this StriVectin Refiner is under 1% though so my skin tolerates it well. I haven’t had any irritation at all. “Retinol improves skin’s natural cell turnover to visibly diminish the look of pore size by purifying and refining skin tone and texture. Patented NIA-114™ technology nourishes and strengthens the moisture barrier, limiting the sensitivity common to Retinol use.” When I first started using this I just used it once a day to test it out but within a week I was able to use it morning and evening.

This is the very last step in my skincare routine. Every other product is on and then I massage a small amount over my skin. It even goes on over sunscreen. It helps mattify your skin which is fine with me.

Strivection Advanced  Retinol Pore Refiner

Strivection Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner

While this hasn’t been a miracle worker, it has certainly made a difference for me. My cheeks have been the beneficiary of the magic of Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. I notice that my pores are much less visible. My foundation doesn’t gather in them and cream blushes are on my skin, not hidden in the craters pores too. My nose is still suffering with the problem of pores but they are definitely reduced. Gunk doesn’t gather in those pores but I still see them. Of course my weapon of choice is my 8X magnifying mirror and I doubt most of the people I encounter have vision quite that good.

At $99 for 1.7 oz this is an investment but one I’m willing to make. I’m testing a new skincare line with a product that promises to help with enlarged pores and once I’m done I plan to go back to this StriVectin Pore Refiner. It’s taken over a dozen years but I’ve finally found a product that I can trust and that doesn’t make me cringe when I’m looking at myself in a mirror.

Have you tried any StriVectin products? Have you had success with them? — Marcia

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Your face can be in 7th Heaven with these masks and a giveaway

7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off mask and Argan Oil Mud Mask

7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off mask and Argan Oil Mud Mask

Hearing the name 7TH HEAVEN made me wonder what kind of masks these were. When they arrived from the company I instantly recognized the packaging as I expect you will too. Montagne Jeunesse asked their fans to rename their company. It’s not that I haven’t bought their masks in the past, it’s that I couldn’t pronounce it or spell it. Happily I can pronounce and spell 7th Heaven and found that it’s the name that changed, not these great masks.

“30 years ago we began mixing natural vegetarian treats in our vegetarian kitchen.
We needed a name – something that summed up our fun loving attitude & natural herbal roots…
Something to let the world know what kind of caring people we are – it had to be catchy and roll-off-the-tongue…
Unfortunately all the cool laid-back names were already taken… ;
We finally agreed on Montagne Jeunesse, French for Mountain Youth
Hands (paws) up all those clever-clogs who can pronounce it?  
We get it! Everyone instantly knows our iconic face but no one can say our name.
So, we asked our fans, ‘help us rename the baby’
And 7th Heaven was discovered!”

I have two of these masks and soon two of you will have them also. Tea Tree Peel-Off mask was created to “D-Stress”. Argan Oil Mud was created to deeply cleanse. The 7th Heaven masks are all priced at $1.99 and can be found in Walmart stores (I couldn’t find them online).

7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off Mask

7th Heaven Tea Tree Peel-Off Mask

I couldn’t wait to use the Tea Tree Peel-Off Mask. It sounded like fun and it actually was. You apply this all over your face and down your neck. It’s green and sticky but quickly becomes like a second skin as it dries. Then relax or go about your business because this mask is going nowhere.

7th Heaven Tee Tree Peel-Off applied

7th Heaven Tee Tree Peel-Off applied

Peeling it off is great fun because you can get most of it off all at once. Start at your chin and pull outwards.

7th Heaven Tee Tree Peel-Off removal

7th Heaven Tee Tree Peel-Off removal

I gathered my bits and pieces to show you the aftermath. When I looked closely at the mask I could see my dead skin had been removed. It was a satisfying feeling.

7th Heaven Tee Tree Peel-Off all done!

7th Heaven Tee Tree Peel-Off all done!

While this is recommended for all skin types I think it’s best for combination and normal skin.  The main ingredients are pressed Tea Tree leaves, crushed Witch Hazel and Pressed Willowherb.7th heaven tea tree mask back

Tea Tree Peel-Off Mask ingredients

Tea Tree Peel-Off Mask ingredients

Argan Oil Mask is recommended for Combination and Oily Skin. My skin is combination and dry but it didn’t seem to care at all what the package said.

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud Mask

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud Mask

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud Mask is a once a week mask with terrific ingredients. It contains Moroccan Argan Oil and rich Acai Berries (a great antioxidant). This mask really cleans your pores well. While it’s not as cute to look at once on, it’s great when you remove it and feel how great your skin is.

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud Mask ingredients

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mud Mask ingredients

The mask comes out as a beige but dries into a calamine lotion pink. It sets but it doesn’t harden so you can still talk if you want (unlike the Tea Tree Peel Off which didn’t allow me to talk). There’s a fruity fragrance to this but when you wash it off after you won’t notice it. It washes off without a problem when I use a washcloth.

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mask

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mask

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mask

7th Heaven Argan Oil Mask

Now that you’ve learned about these two get prepared to win one of each. We’ll have two winners and it’s open internationally. This giveaway closes on October 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments shut down you can email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the word Mask as the subject and leave your comment that way so you can continue. While two masks doesn’t seem like a big prize, the skin benefits will be big and you know it’s always fun to win something!! — Marcia

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I’m ready for my CLOSE UP with Christie Brinkley Skincare

 

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Can you believe this woman is 60 years old? I don’t even care if she’s had work done, her skin is absolutely stunning. And I want to be just like her. I don’t plan on dying my hair but I would if it made me have this glowing complexion.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Instead I’ll have to settle for using some of the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare and hope for the best. I’m starting with CLOSE UP which was sent for this article. This is a product I want to savor. It’s my “dress up” skincare product. I have used it for everyday use but now I’m using it more for out to lunch with friends, out for dinner with other friends, and party time.

Christie Brinkley skincare Close Up

Christie Brinkley skincare Close Up

CLOSE UP INSTANT WRINKLE REDUCER AND TREATMENT is the official name. The name tells you exactly what to expect from the product. It helps with all the small wrinkles and lines that we want to disappear even temporarily.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

When I applied Close Up I rubbed it on in a circular movement and let it sit. I usually did this just prior to my eyeshadow application which is always my first step in makeup. I gave it time to dry thoroughly and I did press it in to set it. After my eyes were done I’d continue with the rest of my skincare and face makeup.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Here is what CLOSE UP tells us to expect:

  • Immediate sensation of tighter and smoother-looking skin.
  • Potent formula maximizes anti-wrinkle effects.
  • Smooth under-eye bags and puffiness.
  • Tightens skin on contact and takes years off appearance.
  • Lasts for hours and can be reapplied throughout the day.
  • Will wash off easily with water and no make-up remover required.
  • Breakthrough discovery that tightens skin on contact to take years off appearance.

Here’s my response:

I don’t think it took years off my appearance but it did tighten somewhat and give me smoother looking skin where I applied it. I concentrated the treatment on the areas I need help: my crow’s feet, under my eyes, the nasolabial lines and those pesky marionette lines. I used it in conjunction with other skincare and even with similar products.

CLOSE UP provided me with temporary tightening. Enough though to make me feel I looked my best. It dries clear so it’s easy to touch up if you think you need to during your time out.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Two of the ingredients stand out – Neodermyl™ and LIFTONIN®-XPRESS.
Neodermyl is an energy source that helps recharge the skin, it has copper in it which helps with collagen production.  Liftonin -XPress is the ingredient that gives the instant tightening effect. If you have deeper wrinkles this is especially good to help smooth those out especially on the eye area and forehead.

I know I’m never going to look as young as Christie but why not give it everything I can? This is a cruelty free, vegan line according to the website.

The only complaint I think you’d have with this is the price. On the CB website it’s priced at $79.95 but at Kohl’s it’s priced at $69. You can’t use Kohl’s coupons on this prestige line but you can earn and redeem Kohl’s cash so that’s a way to make this more affordable. I’ll have to pay more attention to my Kohl’s emails from now on. I want to look softer under and around my eyes especially.

Have you tried anything from Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare? Would you be willing to? I’m ready to try more, just don’t expect me to go blonde. — Marcia

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