#ITsAtSephora and we’re so excited

IT Cosmetics at Sephora

IT Cosmetics at Sephora

IT Cosmetics has arrived at our favorite cosmetic store – Sephora. There’s been a long journey for Jamie Kern Lima, the magician behind IT Cosmetics. I remember buying my first product from them and realizing that this was a line that I could get excited about. Now, years and years later, that realization has come true and I’m a big fan of the line.                               press sample

Lisa and I were each sent a box with the products that are exclusive to Sephora. We’re excited to teach you about them and have a giveaway in Lisa’s article. I told her to pick what she wanted to write about and I’d do the rest. Well I think she gave me a hint about what she thinks of me since everything she told me to review are anti-aging products. How dare she?? I’m actually so grateful since I put 4 items to work and my initial experiences with them are worth any insult she might have made.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum

BYE BYE LINES SERUM  aka Advanced Anti-Aging Wrinkle-Smoothing Miracle Concentrate ($58 for 1 fl oz/30 ml) is terrific for me. I’m all about two things, serums and eye creams, so this new product from IT Cosmetics is what I’d choose in a second. This is a powerful serum though it feels gentle on my skin. It’s absolutely loaded with goodies: anti-aging peptides, hydrolyzed collagen, caviar extract, sea water, argan oil, babassu oil and vitamins A, C, B1, B2, B5, B7, B9 and CoQ10. Wow, talk about hydration and improving the skin barrier. Clinical studies are off the wall with how great testers found this serum and I’m right there with them. Use it morning, night, or both for incredible moisturization. It has the most luscious orange fragrance to top it off and anything that will help prevent and blur my fine lines is on my A-list.

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour

IT Cosmetics Anti-Aging Armour

At my age I love that I can use a product with the word armour in it. IT COSMETICS ANTI-AGING ARMOUR “Super Smart Skin-Perfecting Beauty Fluid” ($38 1 fl oz) asked for me to pick it. This beauty fluid contains SPF50+. It is a hydrating sunscreen that brightens, protects, and repairs. It has color-correcting pigments to even out the appearance of skin tones. Shake the bottle first to mix ingredients and you’ll find a light beige fluid. I’m very fair so it does do color correcting for me but if I had darker than medium skin I’d want to check it out at Sephora personally to make sure the color worked. I’ve mixed it with a foundation that is too light for me and it upped the color level. Anti-aging Armour has everything I want within: peptides, niacin, hydrolyzed collagen, hyaluronic acid, and antioxidants. What more could this “old” lady want?

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

And here we are – another love of mine. The fact that IT Cosmetics at last has an eye cream has convinced me that I will for sure be a customer for life. BYE BYE UNDER EYE EYE CREAM ($48 0.5 fl oz/15 ml) – this phenomenon is made to Smooth, Brighten and Depuff. It contains ingredients to help it do that: anti-aging copper, blue algae, caffeine, vitamin C, collagen, cucumber extract, and peptides. The caffeine makes an instant difference with my puffiness and dark circles. My undereye area feels very soft and hydrated. The eye cream even looks refreshing with its light blue shade. It doesn’t interfere with my concealer so it’s a go day and night.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #7-2

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #702

IT Cosmetics has always been known for their incredible brushes. This cruelty-free company creates amazing brushes that will make you want to toss others. Along comes this HEAVENLY SKIN CC+ SKIN-PERFECTING BRUSH, No. 702 ($48) to blow me out of the water. While this looks like another fabulous brush from IT, it’s actually a groundbreaker. It has skincare infused brush hair.

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #702

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush #702

The fibers on this brush are infused with anti-aging collagen, silk, peptides, niacin, and antioxidants. This is so unique. It’s a perfect brush for skincare and color products. Can’t you almost feel the softness of the brush? It’s been created to optically blur and perfect skin by erasing the appearance of lines, pores and imperfections instantly. I’m using this for my skincare but I want another for my cosmetics now.

As you can see, I’m very impressed with the new inroads that IT COSMETICS has made. I’m kidding about the anti-aging part because I really believe that the sooner you start with anti-aging products of this quality, the better off you’ll be for it in the future. All 4 of these products are exclusive to Sephora so I’m recommending that if you don’t buy now that you put these on your wishlist for the holidays or when Sephora has their yearly discount. Which one tops your list?  —  Marcia

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Thanks to Lisa for taking all these pictures for our two posts

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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A primer on Pixi Skintreats and a giveaway to boot

Pixi skintreats allPixi by Petra is a double trouble beauty company. They woo us with beautiful cosmetics and they go after our skin with Pixi Skintreats. But who’s going to complain? Certainly not the Beauty Info Zone team. I have 6 Pixi Skintreats to tell you about. While you are reading think about which you’d most like to win because we’ll have 3 winners.

Pixi Glow Tonic in the new 3.4 fl oz size

Pixi Glow Tonic

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It all seems to start with Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic. This tonic put Pixi on the skincare map. For a very long time it was sold out constantly. Glow Tonic is an exfoliating facial glow tonic that helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. It’s now available in 3 sizes on Pixi’s website. It’s so popular in fact that it had another baby – GLOW TONIC TO GO ($18).

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic To-Go

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic To-Go

Glow Tonic To Go is a tub of 60 Exfoliating Toner Pads. It contains 5% Glycolic to exfoliate and stimulate cell turnover. It also uses Aloe Vera for healing and soothing. Last but not least is Ginseng to energize and renew your complexion. This is the same great formula that started Pixi on its way but in a convenient package. Take with you on a trip, to the gym, or use it at home.

Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink

Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink

H2O SKINDRINK ($22) is a tube of hydration. This is a gel that gives intense moisture. It’s very cooling when you apply it so it’s going to be great during the heat that’s still around. But it’s good all year since the formula with encapsulated water will immediately rehydrate your skin. It helps to plump and stimulate your complexion. The Skindrink is enriched with green tea, aloe vera, and rosemary. This can be used as your primer or your moisturizer.

Pixi Skintreats Milky Serum

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Serum

Speaking of hydration Pixi Skintreats HYDRATING MILKY SERUM ($24) is all about keeping your skin rehydrated to reveal its natural radiance. This is a silky smooth rose scented serum that is lightweight and comfortable under cosmetics. It’s loaded with nutrients like Rosehip Oil, Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil, and Aloe Vera. All of these add up to hydration. The Rosehip Oil is a moisturizing super nutrient, Vitamin C is known for being a wonderful antioxidant to fight free radicals. With the addition of Rose Flower Extract this serum is youth enhancing. The glycerin in it traps moisture to the skin so you get a more plumped, youthful effect.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist is another Skintreat ($15) to consider. This is a spray that has Hyaluronic Acid to plump your skin. This contains a blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid. This is used before you’d use any serum or moisturizer to add an extra layer of deep moisture.

PIxi Skintreats Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths

PIxi Skintreats Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths

Pixi likes making things easy for us so they created their own version of towelettes. MOISTURIZING CLEANSING CLOTHS ($10) aren’t your typical facial wipes. These are more for moisture and refreshing your skin than they are to cleanse it of cosmetics. Your gym bag cries out for these. The fun thing is that these are grape scented so you’ll feel like a kid again. They too have skin loving oils and extracts including Aloe Vera & Camelia Oil.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

I’m not done!! Another Skintreat is Pixi’s Nourishing Lip Polish ($12) which I’ve been using since March (you’d win a brand new one). It’s a lip exfoliator with a massage applicator. It feels and tastes like a sugar scrub. While the taste leaves, the soothing shea butter and oils last making this very moisturizing and long lasting. I like to apply it just before bed. It smoothes lips with shea butter & a blend of sweet almond, apricot, and evening primrose oils.

Now that you’ve learned about 6 different PIXI SKINTREATS it’s time to win 2 of them. We’ll have 3 winners of two items each so make your list to enter the giveaway. You can’t go wrong with products as wonderful and nicely priced as Pixi.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This is a giveaway for US/Canada subscribers. To enter our giveaways we require that you subscribe by email and that you make a comment on the giveaway post. The rest of the entries are optional but of course give you a much better chance at winning. The Pixi giveaways is open through August 30th at 11:59 pm ET. If comments close early then email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the subject being PIXI. After that you can click ‘I commented’ and continue on. The comment is to make a list of these 6 items in the order you’d like to win. Hopefully you’ll be one of the 3 lucky winners for your choices.

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Discover the secret of silk in your skincare with Silkriller

Silkriller Silver Revitalization Set

Silkriller Silver Revitalization Set

I’ve been holding out on you. I was sent a set of the most luxurious Japanese skincare products and have been loving using them but I haven’t shared. I should know better than that but now that I’m ready you are going to need to make your holiday wishlist because Silkriller is a brand you will love using.

Silkriller Revitalization Skincare Set, Silver

Silkriller Revitalization Skincare Set, Silver

Silkriller is the only brand that contains a raw material “Silk Fibroin” which is made up of 18 kinds of amino acid. Silk is a treasured component in Japan as it is used to fight off bacteria, infectious skin disease, and reduce dark spots. I was thrilled from my first use especially since most Asian skincare is fragranced but Skillriller is non-fragranced and luxurious.

The Revitalization Set – Silver ($308) that I use contains 4 products. Each of Skillriller’s products are sold separately plus there’s a Revitalizaton Set – Gold.

Silkriller Facial Foam

Silkriller Facial Foam

Silkriller Facial Foam ($54) is especially good for combination skin but all skin types will enjoy this. Even though it’s called a foam it’s actually a creamy cleanser that barely foams up. It’s infused with natural honey, grapefruit and silk fibroin. It gives a slight firming sensation and it never feels like it’s drying out my skin. I feel like it’s made my skin a little more radiant too.

Silkriller Lotion

Silkriller Lotion

Silkriller Lotion ($76) is essentially an essence. It’s a water based beauty tonic that helps greatly if you have sensitive, weakened, or dry skin. I was surprised when I used it the first time to find that it was a clear product because of the name lotion. This absorbs so quickly so you don’t even realize that its rejuvenating and nourishing your skin. The amino acids will help those of you with acne scars. I pat this on with my hands until it’s fully absorbed. Silkriller calls this their Rejuvenating Beauty Tonic and I agree with that description.

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel ($86) is the premier product of this set. This anti-aging serum is in a pump glass bottle that I’m able to control so that I’m not getting too much out. I massage this onto my face and try very hard to remember to do that in an upward motion. I use this 2 – 3 times per week since it’s so concentrated. On those nights I’ll skip the Lotion. The gel is a fusion of their ancient recipe and modern technology. It’s a blend of silk fibroin and beauty essences. 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel isn’t heavy at all, it’s absorbed quickly and continues to strengthen collagen formation. While it’s not an eye cream or gel, it’s safe to use around your eyes especially wherever you have fine lines. It’s a gel meant to guard your skin from the environment and aging problems.

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream ($108) is a silky soft moisturizer that is a pleasure to use. It’s very lightweight and yet it’s so hydrating. It absorbs quickly and never interferes with my makeup. It’s very highly concentrated so even though it’s lightweight you’d never know you are getting so many benefits from it.

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream

While it’s busy working to improve skin elasticity and refine skin radiance, it’s also regenerating skin cells. “Our exclusive and FDA registered moisturizer deeply hydrates your skin and does not contain any surfactants.” They are the only brand that doesn’t have any surfactants in their product. I love the feel and I love that fact that there is no scent whatsoever.

Silkriller is an investment but one of the best kinds since it’s protecting your face and helping to keep you looking more youthful. No matter how beautiful your makeup is, it all starts with your skin.  — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

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Skin Again Youth could be your secret weapon – giveaway included

When I see pictures like the following it makes me so glad that I have the opportunity to try skincare brands like Skin Again. I just don’t want to get to this point:

before Skin Again Youth

before Skin Again Youth

Using the right products can bring you noticeable results like this second picture from Skin Again:

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from skinagain.com)

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from skinagain.com)

When Skin Again asked me to pick a product to test out these are the two photos that swung my choice to their Youth Moisturizer.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

I’ve long passed my personal youth but that was a good reason to choose Youth to test. I was delighted when this lightweight moisturizer arrived and it was fragrance free. I can use it morning or night without worrying about an artificial scent. But I was even more delighted when using for the past several months.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

The Skin Again company is fascinating on so many levels. I hope I can convey these to you.

There’s free shipping on all orders. While that’s not that unusual what is unique is that they also have a money back guarantee. If you buy their products and find they don’t work, just contact them and you’ll be able to return them for a refund.

YOUTH is a vegan product that is also free of gluten, sulfates, and parabens. Plus it’s cruelty free.

They believe in Positive Energy and infuse each bottle with what they call “The Power of Dermavibe”. SkinAgain uses advanced technology to infuse positive, life affirming energy onto a holographic conductor called Dermavibe. Dermavibe is affixed to every bottle of Youth to support our belief that positive energy promotes youthful radiance. 

Skin Again Dermavibe

Skin Again Dermavibe

YOUTH is the secret weapon for both wrinkles and dark spots. It contains 5 powerful peptides that boost collagen and restore your skin’s elasticity. Your wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced by these peptides. Youth is also working on dark spots you have with the use of the ingredient Rumex Occidentalis. “This potent ingredient reduces skin pigmentation by limiting both melanin production and skin reddening. Combined with other powerful ingredients in Youth it has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation within 14-30 days!”

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

What did I find with this moisturizer? My skin is looking brighter and more lively. I don’t notice my fine lines as much. It hasn’t completely ridden my cheek of the sunspots I’ve had for eons but it is easier to cover them up with a light foundation. I’m sure it’s helped with my sun damage too but you know I’m adamant about using sunscreen and this doesn’t contain any so I have to add that separately.

Youth is $64 and available on the Skin Again website. There is a discount code LPYOUTH which will bring your cost down to $57.60. For me this is a mid-range price product with high-price results. They believe in positive energy and positive results. I’ve gotten both from Youth.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY: I was sent one extra Skin Again Youth to offer as a giveaway to a US or Canadian subscriber. I’m quite sure that this will be loved by any reader of the BIZ. Our giveaway is open until Friday, 7/22/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. We have had a problem with our comment section closing before the end of the giveaway. If you can’t find a place to comment then email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it YOUTH. Put your comment in the email so you can click enter and continue. If I can’t find your email subscription your entries become invalid so I hope you’ll follow the rules.  Good luck!

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Ingredients:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder, Squalane (Vegetable Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Oligopeptide-68, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cyathea Cumingil Leaf Extract, Rumex Occidentalis Extract, Vibro Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Artocarpus Heterophyllus Seed Extract, Allantoin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Articum Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Oleate, Xanthan Gum.
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5 Essential Anti-Aging Tips You Might Be Missing Out On plus a giveaway!

Hello Beauty Info Zone Reader,

My name is Alana Mitchell and I am so excited to be bring you this guest post (and giveaway, keep reading) today. As an esthetician, skincare business owner, loving mother and devoted wife, I can tell you: I know a lot about Anti-Aging. Growing up in the beauty industry and being, well, human, has allowed me to learn so much about aging, and the skincare products and practices that can help to slow down and prevent it! So, without further ado, I’m going to share with you 5 essential anti-aging tips that you might be missing out on, and the ways you can (and should) incorporate them into your current skincare routine.

Wear SPF

Wear SPF

Anti-Aging Essential #1:  Wear SPF each & every day. Seeing an increase in SPF use over the past few years has been genuinely exciting for me and with good reason. In addition to causing skin cancer, UV rays are also one of the leading causes of skin aging, which lends only more motivation to shield our skin from the sun with a fabulous, SPF-infused product. If you have avoided wearing SPF because you don’t like the way it feels, hear me out: there are so many options and I can promise you that there is a product out there that you will not only “be able to use” but will actually love. Finding the right sunscreen can often be a matter of trial and error but going through that process to find something that you truly love is definitely worth it. Your skin will thank you.

Look to Your Cleanser

Look to Your Cleanser

Anti-Aging Essential #2:  Look to your Cleanser. I am constantly stressing this over on my blog because it is a seriously discounted essential. Cleansing your face properly on a daily basis is the only way to rid your skin of dirt, oil, makeup, and more; it helps prep your skin to absorb your post cleanser skincare products (which are also essential, by the way). I recommending cleansing once in the morning, and twice at night for optimal results. Pro-Tip: there are many anti-aging cleansing formulas out there that will deliver fabulous ingredients to your skin while clearing out your pores!

Anti-Aging Essential #3:  Don’t Forget Your Chest & Neck: I know so many women you have done a beautiful job of taking care of their face, only to feel disappointed about the skin on their neck and chest. You can prevent this by extending your skincare products and SPF down to these areas, or you can get a little assistance with products that were designed specifically for you neck and chest. I have been so excited about Image Skincare’s NEW The MAX Stem Cell Neck Life with VT as it feels so luxurious and the before and after photos look amazing.

Image Skincare The MAX Stem Cell Neck Lift with VT

Image Skincare The MAX Stem Cell Neck Lift with VT

Coming from a line that my team and I genuinely love and trust, this is a product that many are going to love using as it was designed to target sagging skin, lax skin, deep creases, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Anti-Aging Essential #4:  Don’t Underestimate the Power of Primer. I have met so many people who write off Primer as an unnecessary step. And for those of you who do not wear makeup on a daily basis, I can definitely understand why. But with so many fabulous new formulas coming out that deliver beautiful results (with or without makeup), I have a feeling this outlook is going to change. My current must-have is Image Skincare’s new I Prime Flawless Blur Gel, which works to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while delivering a powerful blend of potent anti-oxidants, plant-derived stem cells, and free-radical fighting botanicals to your skin.

Image Skincare I Prime Flawless Blur Gel

Image Skincare I Prime Flawless Blur Gel

What I love about this formula is that it can be worn with or without makeup, really works to blur imperfections, and delivers healthy, skin-boosting ingredients to your skin. My one tip with this one: If you choose to wear this sans makeup, be sure to layer it with an SPF product. I’ve had great results with layering this both over and under tinted sunscreens.

A Healthy Lifestyle

A Healthy Lifestyle

Anti-Aging Essential #5:  A Healthy Lifestyle Really Does Help. Your doctor has likely told you that an excise regimen, healthy diet, and adequate hydration are essential to your health. But did you know these things are also beneficial in keeping you looking younger as well? Exercising is a great way to get your blood pumping, which brings circulation to your skin (this is great both for your skin and waistline). A healthy diet is a fantastic way to receive skin-nourishing nutrients from the inside out (fresh fruits, veggies, and whole foods are a great source of these). Staying Hydrated is essential for keeping your skin full, supple, and soft. If a healthy internal system was not motivation enough, putting these practices into play can help you look and feel better on the outside as well! An Important Tip: Do not get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. It often takes weeks to start seeing results but, as they say, the best things are worth the wait.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: I am so excited to be partnering up with Beauty Info Zone to bring you a fabulous giveaway. One lucky winner will be selected to win one Image Skincare The MAX Stem Cell Neck Life with VT (2 oz) and one Image Skincare I Prime Flawless Blur Gel (0.9 oz)!

Open to US Subscribers only. The first two items in the Rafflecopter are mandatory, any other entries you choose to do increase your chances of winning. You can tweet daily too. If comments close you can email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it IMAGE Skincare, comment there and continue on. This is a US subscriber giveaway that ends at 5/17/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments get cranky and close please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with your comment so you can continue.

Beauty Info Zone would like to thank Skincare by Alana for a wonderful informative post and for offering a BIZ subscriber a chance to win these products. We have received no compensation for doing this but we are lusting after the skincare!

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Rejuve MD Face and Eye Anti-Aging Serums – life’s too short for anything but the best

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

First impressions mean a lot. I actually had two first impressons with Rejuve MD products – seeing their fabulous packaging and using the two products I was sent the first time. Both wowed me and I feel fortunate to be able to be using Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum.

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD has three products in their regimen: Prevent, Reverse, Rejuve. Beside the two anti-aging serums I have there’s a Tinted Anti-Aging Sunscreen with SPF 30 Physical Sunblock with Full Spectrum AVA/UVB Protection.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum contains the Rejuve MD complex of bio-identical growth factors which activates the skin’s natural rejuvenation process by sending messages that awaken the collagen and elastin, while curbing the enzymes that destroy the skin’s supportive matrix. The goal is to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also to dramatically smooth and firm your skin.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

One of the reasons this is so great is that it’s safe enough for sensitive skin as well as skin that’s had procedures done. My skin is normal to dry but since using [FACE] Anti-Aging Face Serum I’ve seen no dryness at all. My skin is looking hydrated without any patchiness.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

The nice thing about Rejuve MD [FACE] Serum is that I can easily wear it under my makeup without a problem. With some serums I’ve had the problem of foundations balling up but Rejuve MD is great with or without.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum has a similar look and feel to it as the face serum. Both are clear serums that have a delightful apricot fragrance to them. Normally I’d be upset with a fragrance in a product by my eyes but this just makes me smile. I was surprised at this the first time I used it but now I look forward to applying it. The fragrance in these two doesn’t last that long so it doesn’t interfere with sleep.

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Since our eyes are the first area of the face to age, protection is important. I wish I’d known that way back when. My sister used to be constantly after me to use something for my eyes but I didn’t understand why. Now I do! I struggle with some bags and puffiness under normal circumstances. But using Rejuve MD [EYE] has made a difference. I feel that the skin under my eyes looks brighter and less fine lines are peeking through. In addition this doesn’t interfere with eye makeup.

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD products are definitely luxury items. They are gift worthy though as well as self worthy. They aren’t products to be bought on a whim; when spending a lot on skincare you want it to be worthwhile and make a difference.  Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum do make a difference and are two products that I feel make my skin look more youthful. I had work done at the dermatologist last week and came home looking blotchy. These two products felt safe to use and now, one week later, I’m completely clear with no red bumps and all the places I had some milia etc removed are in complete agreement with my skin.

Have you splurged on a product that makes you feel and look better?  — Marcia

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