Glossybox has a very special edition from La Prairie

la prairie limited edition Glossybox

la prairie limited edition Glossybox

If you are a fan of la prairie skincare or you are longing for the line but don’t have the money for it, then you have a special opportunity from Glossybox for a box that is filled with only La Prairie skincare. This is not part of the regular subscription. It’s a limited edition box that Glossybox and la prairie put together for you. You don’t have to be a subscriber to Glossybox to order this amazing edition but you should hurry because it’s going to sell out quickly. Glossybox sent this so that I could share it with Beauty Info Zone readers.

One of the reasons it’s going to be the hottest item around (or maybe I should say coldest once you see what’s in it) is that there are two skincare items that aren’t even released yet. When you buy this box you’ll be among the first to try out their latest and greatest before it’s available in stores.

In the box you’ll receive 5 deluxe size samples of products. These are not packets, they are all nicely sized to give you weeks of use.

la prairie Glossybox

la prairie Glossybox boxed

La Prairie Glossybox revealed

La Prairie Glossybox revealed

For $40 you will receive the following 5 items:

– Foam Cleanser

– Cellular Refining Lotion

– Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

– new product launch of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

– new product launch of Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

Foam Cleanser and Cellular Refining Lotion

Foam Cleanser and Cellular Refining Lotion

FOAM CLEANSER:

la prairie Foam Cleanser

la prairie Foam Cleanser

La Prairie is known for using natural plant extracts in their products and the Foam Cleanser is no different. This is 1.7 oz of creamy cleanser that foams to remove all makeup and impurities leaving your skin smooth and refreshed.

CELLULAR REFINING LOTION:

la prairie Cellular Refining Lotion

la prairie Cellular Refining Lotion

Not everyone uses a toner but it really can be an essential tool since it completes your cleansing process and gets your skin ready for the rest of your regimen. The size in the box is 2 fl oz.  The cellular lotion softens the skin and helps clean your pores at the same time.

ESSENCE OF SKIN CAVIAR EYE COMPLEX:

Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

I am of the firm belief that you should be using eye creams day and night. This one is a lightweight gel that gives a lift to your undereye area. This 0.17 fl oz size is best used in the morning since it soothes away signs of stress and fatigue while instantly firming and nourishing that area. You only need a tiny amount to achieve the effect you want.

new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil and Cream

new Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil and Cream

La Prairie included two brand new products that aren’t on counters yet. You’ll be the first to try these and see the magic that they do.

NEW CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL DRY OIL:

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Dry Oil

This is the product that made my heart skip a beat. Dry oils are the hottest commodity in skincare now. If you’d normally shy away from a product for your face with the word oil in it, now’s the time to try this out. It’s sheer and weightless so you’ll never feel like you have an oil on your face. The Dry Oil seals in the moisture within your skin so that you don’t dry out. You don’t have to worry about spilling it since you just press down on the top and the right amount of oil will appear. Your heart will skip a beat once you try this too.

NEW CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL CREAM:

new La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

new La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream

Finish your skincare with this incredibly rich Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Cream. La Prairie uses plant stem cells along with biotechnology to help your skin look and feel firm and smooth. You’ll find your skin becomes better hydrated using the crystal cream. The combination of the Dry Oil and Crystal Cream is perfect for those with skin on the dry side and for the harsh winter we are all having.

Now that you’ve seen the treasures in this Limited Edition Glossybox, it’s time to quickly order it. This goes up for sale on January 27th though they have teased us and given subscribers the opportunity to do a pre-sale. You don’t have to be a Glossybox subscriber to purchase this box. You do have to want some of the finest skincare at a tiny fraction of the cost. Glossybox has come up with a winner that should please all skincare lovers. Why not you too? — Marcia

*pr sample

 

Knu Anti-Aging Serum from Michael Todd True Organics makes me feel new

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

sample sent for review

It’s true, I need an anti-aging serum. I admit it. But guess what – so do you! It’s never too early to start a skincare regimen that will keep your skin youthful looking. Michael Todd True Organics has created several products in the Knu line that are for those of us that have dry skin or need some help with firming, lifting and tightening. The original product in this Knu line is the Knu Anti-Aging Face Cream and now comes Knu Anti-Aging Serum.

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

I’ve been using the Knu Anti-Aging Serum for the last 4 months and enjoying it immensely. This serum contains the best ingredients from the Michael Todd True Organics company. The KNU line is an expensive line but well worth it considering what it does for your skin. The ingredients in this Knu Serum are pretty incredible. Here it is right from the source: “Like a reset button for the skin, this ultrarich anti-age serum transforms skin on contact with Michael Todd’s now famous formulation for immediate face-saving firming, lift and tightening. Made with 70% organic ingredients synergistically combined with a unique combination of Matrixul 3000, Syn-Coll, Epidermal Growth Factor, DMAE, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Snail Serum, Arbutin and L-Arginine and other clinically proven ingredients known for their powerful skin regenerating properties.”

Knu Anti-Aging Serum applicator

Knu Anti-Aging Serum applicator

The more you read about high end skincare, the more you’ll see ingredients like snail serum (or snail secretion) that might make you squeamish; but there’s a lot of testing and research that goes into a product that uses these ingredients – it’s interesting to read about the effects of it. I won’t go into all the ingredients they use since you can read about them yourself on their website, but the more I read the more I realize why my skin has been drinking this up.

Knu Serum

Knu Serum

As you can see the serum itself is a thin liquid that looks almost watery. The consistency is loose but there is some substance to it. The best thing is that it’s not the least bit sticky. I find I need just one drop for my entire face, two if I remember to use it on my neck. A little goes a long way. There’s a slight herbal fragrance that dissipates very quickly. I rarely even notice it any more. I start with this every day as the first step in my skincare, next is moisturizer, then a primer, and last SPF. It sounds like a lot but nothing is heavy so my skin looks natural.

The end result is that my face is more hydrated, I’m not showing those darned age lines, and I feel better about myself. I wish I could bath in this since I need that all over! My advice is to sign up for the Michael Todd True Organics website to get their newsletters. They have a lot of specials that are found through these newsletters. I’ve found Michael Todd products on Hautelook and some of the sites like Groupon too. If any of the Knu products show up that’s a great time to buy.

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Age Serum

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Age Serum

Michael Todd’s line of organic and cruelty free products has impressed me more with each product I’ve had the opportunity to try. Knu Anti-Aging Face Lift Serum is the top of the line, it doesn’t get much better than this. — Marcia

*sent for review

Our Michael Todd Knu Serum Eye Treatment giveaway is going on through January 3, 2014. Use this link and enter. I haven’t tried it but if it’s anything like the regular serum it’s going to be fantastic.

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday – winter weather skincare

Welcome to my Top Ten Tuesday skincare post. When I was putting it together I realized that I’m super heavy on one brand. As a beauty blogger I’m always testing different brands and there are a lot that I like but then something else arrives to be tested and it’s time to move on. The products I’ve chosen though are the ones that I’ve either bought after using it up or would buy again.  It feels a little like picking your favorite child though. *items were sent for review, **items were sent for review plus repurchased by me — Marcia

1. ALGENIST REGENERATIVE ANTI-AGING ULTRA RICH CREAM** – I really love the Algenist brand for skincare and I’m lucky to have a lot in my arsenal. The Regenerative Anti-Aging Ultra Rich Cream is perfect for winter. It’s definitely rich and very moisturizing. I used up my entire jar last winter so I had to start this year with a new one.  I like all of the Algenist moisturizers I’ve tried but for winter, this is the one!

2. KIEHL’S POWERFUL WRINKLE REDUCING CREAM* – I often use this moisturizer at night. It’s a great one to put on after a serum. I love the ingredients that want to fight the fine lines and wrinkles (Copper PCA, Calcium PCA, Apricot Kernel Oil) and I love that there’s NO fragrance!

3. ALGENIST RETINOL FIRMING AND LIFTING SERUM* – This is fairly new in my skincare regime but it’s quickly become a favorite. It’s moisturizing and works to help boost collagen so that those wrinkles don’t pop out. I have another serum I like a lot too but this one is the one I keep grabbing for since it works perfectly with my Algenist Ultra-Rich Cream.

3. MICHAEL TODD KNU SERUM* – Yes, there are two #3’s. That’s because the more I thought about it, the more I realized I just had to include this wonderful KNU Anti-Aging Serum. I’ve been testing it for review and I love what it does for my skin. Don’t yelp at the price because I’ve found this for as low as $28. I’ve learned too that bloggers of all ages are just as excited about the KNU serum as I am since it has such great anti-aging ingredients to help prevent loss of elasticity. Review upcoming.

4. PETER THOMAS ROTH UN-WRINKLE ILLUMINATOR* – I use this moisturizer when my skin is looking blah. It has great illuminating that works underneath foundation without any sparkle showing through. It’s called an Instant Brightening Moisturizer and that’s what it does. I can wear it over foundation too so that I look less ghostly.

5. SOMME INSTITUTE DOUBLE DEFENSE, SPF 30+ ** – Somme Institute has fabulous skincare. It’s a brand that I recommend all the time. I’ve rebought every single product they make. Don’t tell anyone but Hautelook carries the line several times a year so the savings is terrific. I only use the Double Defense in the winter. It’s a very rich and moisturizing SPF product and is too heavy for me in the summer. But for winter it’s the best.

6. SOMME INSTITUTE TRANSPORT PADS** – This is another Somme Institute product that I love. The pads are for toning and exfoliating. They work best if they are followed by their Serum but they work great without too. These help keep my pores from becoming clogged. On Hautelook I’ve twice bought the double size jar, that’s how much I like these.

7. RoC RETINOL CORRECTION DAILY RESURFACING DISKS* – These discs are pretty new to me but I can already see how well they work. The way these are different from the Somme besides the price ($9.99) is that these are foaming so I have to wash after I use these. The two sides are have different textures. They do the same job as Transport and the cost savings is terrific.

8. ALGENIST EYE RENEWAL BALM** – You know I couldn’t do skincare without eye creams. My favorite product. Algenist’s Eye Renewal Balm is just so moisturizing. It’s great a.m. because of the caffeine in it and great p.m. because of all the great moisturizing ingredients.

9. DERMAdoctor WRINKLE REVENGE rescue & protect eye balm** – Another favorite even with this long name. This is great for puffiness and dark circles which my insomnia exacerbates. Definitely a winner.

10. FOREO LUNA CLEANSING SYSTEM* – This cleansing machine has left all others in the dust (or gathering dust actually). It’s gentle, it’s efficient, it doesn’t need to be plugged in very often and to top it off, it massages your skin. This may be expensive but it should be on the top of any wishlist you have for your holiday gifts.

Now that you’ve seen the 10, I mean 11, I remembered about go visit my fellow Top Tenners to see what else they can recommend. I expect all of us to have the best skin ever this winter. — Marcia

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From France with love for your skin: Solyvia (giveaway alert)

Solyvia Cosmetiques trio

Solyvia Cosmetiques trio

Solyvia Cosmetiques is a skincare company that comes to us from the island of Corsica, France. Solyvia products are of natural origin using biological farming. The brand is certified organic by ECOCERT. corsica franceSolyvia uses an exclusive and patented formula that’s called HMC3 – a combination of 5 plants with rare properties from the island of Corsica and the Mediterranean Sea. They sell three products: a face serum, an eye contour and an anti-aging elixir oil. You can buy them individually or in this fabulous packaging that is perfect for home or travel. (products were sent for review and giveaway)

Solyvia Cosmetiques trio

Solyvia Cosmetiques trio

Solyvia trio

Solyvia trio

What makes these so unique is that the products come in roller ball packaging. I’ve seen eye products in this packaging but using this for serums and oils is new to me. I love this presentation. It’s refreshing and effective.

roller balls are used on all Solyvia products

roller balls are used on all Solyvia products

The HMC3® Complex is a combination of five rare plants from Corsica with exceptional benefits to the skin, including:
•    Immortelle  (Helichrysum Italicum) known for healing, anti-aging, and regenerating properties.  Improves microcirculation that increases the production of collagen.
•    Myrtle (Myrtus Communis) is used as a stimulant, astringent, a natural tonic for dull and tired skin, resulting in skin stimulation and natural glow.
•    Wild Carrot (Daucus Carota) is a powerful skin cell regenerator that promotes renewal and growth of skin cells, as well as inflammatory properties that soothes and calms redness.
•    Landanifere Cistus (Cistus Ladaniferus) contains natural anti-wrinkle properties due to its astringent effect that tightens and tones. Used to treat those with skin irritations including rosacea and acne.
•    Sea Fennel (Crithmum Maritimum) has antioxidant properties, firming and skin cell regenerating benefits. Paired with Immortelle, it effectively combats the signs of aging.

One thing to note about these products is that by using all these natural ingredients there is a fragrance to each one of these. The Facial Serum is the one I find the strongest and the Eye Contour has the least amount of fragrance. Now that you’ve seen all these amazing ingredients and what they do for you let’s see the products.

Santa Guilia ($30) is the Face Serum. This can be used both AM and PM before you apply your moisturizer. Santa Giulia is a light & creamy serum offers an unprecedented dual action: anti-aging and firming. Our exclusive anti-aging complex HMC3® combined with Myoxinol™ boosts the collagen and cell regeneration offering a targeted anti-aging & anti-wrinkles action with an immediate firming effect on the surface. The result is sublime, your face looks brighter and rested, the soft focus effect illuminates your complexion.
I’ve used this as the first step in my morning skincare program.

Santa Gialia - Serum for Face

Santa Gialia – Serum for Face

Santa Giulia

Santa Giulia

Scandola is the Anti-Aging Elixir Oil ($34). Use this at night only on a cleansed face but not near the eyes. This can be used alone or in addition to the rest of your night routine. Fight the first signs of aging with this revolutionary Elixir Oil that stimulates cell renewal and acts on the overall signs of skin aging. The Exclusive complex Native Essence® regulates and restores skin homeostasis to protect your skin against free radicals and environmental toxins. Formulated with HMC3® our anti-aging and anti-oxidant complex it will stop and repair damage caused by time and demise the appearance of wrinkles, calm redness, hyper pigmentation and rosacea. Most people would use the Face Serum and then this Elixir Oil over it. I just use this since the Face Serum is too strong for me at night. I find it still works even though it’s not in conjunction with the Serum.

Scandola Elixir Oil

Scandola Elixir Oil

Girolata ($32) is the Eye Contour (and of course my favorite of all the products. Apply AM and/or PM with the applicator and then pat it gently until it’s fully absorbed. Girolata is a cooling Eye Contour specially formulated for the sensitive eye area, effectively combats wrinkles or dark circles. Our exclusive HMC3® complex combined with Myoxinol™ with the addition of Butcher’s Broom and Horse Chestnut that provide draining, decongesting and anti-inflammatory benefits. This nourishing light gel intensively treats tired eyes, reduces the appearance of under eye puffiness, dark circles, and loss of firmness.
I switch off days with this, sometimes AM, sometimes PM. I like it most in the AM since it’s refreshing with its cool rollerball and I want to get the benefits when people can see me!

Girolata Eye Contour

Girolata Eye Contour

The cutest and best way to buy these is the Beauty Box Trio. That sells for $80 so it’s a savings of $16. The distributor has kindly offered a giveaway and there will be 4 winners. The first person that Rafflecopter picks will win the entire Beauty Box Trio. Three additional winners will receive one product each. In the Rafflecopter I’ll ask which would be your choice of these three items. This is open to US and Canada. You must be a beautyinfozone subscriber to enter. This giveaway will end on November 11, 2013. If you are looking for a skincare treat for yourself or a beautiful gift for someone in your life, you’ll want to try Solyvia.

Solyvia Beauty Box trio prize

Solyvia Beauty Box trio

*all products were sent for review and giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Moving on up with Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

Recently I was applying Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation and I realized that my skin is looking better than ever. When I was younger I would wear a foundation with heavy coverage or at least medium coverage. This UD foundation though is a very light liquid that doesn’t provide a lot of concealing yet my skin looked great. Ta da! It’s the skincare I’m using that’s made such a big difference. I swear that this is a revelation to me.

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

I use a lot of skincare brands but the one brand that’s always getting use is Algenist. It’s the brand I can always count on. The product I’ve been using regularly from them, the one that I think has made this latest transformation is Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum. It’s been a staple for me for about 4 months now (sent for review).

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

My skin is very sensitive to Retinol but the way that Algenist uses their patented Alguronic Acid combined with the Retinol doesn’t bother me at all. My skin drinks it up. I’ve got a small arsenal of Algenist products that I rely on. This is considered a dual action serum since the Alguronic Acid boosts the Retinol to work more efficiently. With other retinol products there was no way I could use them daily but the Algenist line is gentle enough for me twice a day if I want.

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum pump

Algenist Retinold Firming & Lifting Serum pump

The goal of the product is to tighten skin, firm and tone skin, boost skin’s radiance, and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And has it done that for me? Absolutely.  I’m thrilled when I look in the mirror these days since the only fine lines I see are near my eyes and this isn’t recommended for eye use. According to Algenist this serum works to boost collagen to plump up those lines. I’ll take it!

Even though this is $98 for a 1 oz pump I need so little that I’m sure it will last me for most of the year. Paying that amount to have skin I’m proud of is worth that extra bit of money.Sign up for notices from their website to learn about special deals.  Just as I was typing this I placed an order for two products because they had a 30% off with free shipping code.  Algenist seems to take care of all my skincare needs with Algenist Retinol Firming & Lifting Serum moving to the top of the list. What have you tried from Algenist? If nothing, what are you waiting for? — Marcia

*sent for review consideration

INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Algae Exopolysaccharides, Retinol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ceramide 3, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Laurate, Cetyl Palmitate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Whey Protein, Carbomer, Lactic Acid, Sorbitan Isostearate, Lactose, Disodium EDTA, Trideceth-6 Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Mica, CI77891.

An introduction and giveaway for Edimi Skincare

It’s pretty obvious to regular readers of Beauty Info Zone that we love giveaways. We share them every Sunday on Sunday Scoop, we host many ourselves and we work with PR firms to facilitate ones for our readers. Today’s giveaway is from a skincare company called Edimi. We haven’t tried this brand but we’ve got a long standing relationship with the PR company that is providing this so we wanted to share. Giveaway information is at the bottom of this post.

edimi

Introducing Edimi

Edimi is renowned for bringing advanced skincare and expertise to consumers through luxury spas and salons worldwide. Led by Dr. Tick, scientists have developed products with formulas combining well-being and technology for a positive transformation effect on body and mind.  Edimi continues to set the pace with innovative collections featuring herbs, botanical actives and certified organics.

“Healthy skin is achieved by eating a healthy diet and practicing proper skincare,” says Dr. Tick.  “Edimi’s goal is to provide natural skincare solutions to common skincare issues.”

Here are the products

CUCUMBER FACIAL MASK: $58

Helps to clean pores, improve complexion, relieve sunburn, tighten pores, reduce the appearance of age spots and freckles, leaving you with a fresh, revitalized, younger looking Skin.
Directions: Massage into face and neck, avoiding the eye areas. Leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off well. What It’s For: Scaly, aging, flaky Skin, wrinkles, clogged pores, etc.

FACE/NECK REJUVENATOR: $96.00

Our signature cream: rich in peptides, protectors, and hydrators.  Directions: After cleansing, apply thinly to face & neck, and gently smooth into Skin. Use morning and night. What It’s For: Aging Skin, sagging Skin, wrinkles, crow’s feet, lines around the eyes, hyperpigmentation

RECOVERY SERUM: $86.00

We took this formula from our very successful “Non-Surgical Face Lift” system and altered it slightly for home use. Actively promotes collagen and elastin production, and helps the Skin to repair itself. Directions: Use morning and night after cleansing face. DO NOT apply over Eye Serum. Let dry before applying Face and Neck Rejuvenator. DO NOT USE FOR: Roseacia, Couperose and Acne. What It’s For: Use for lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, loss of elastin and collagen, sagging Skin, dry Skin & aging Skin.

DEEP PORE CLEANSER: $55.00

Penetrates deeper within the pores than any other cleanser on the market today. This makes it possible for creams and serums to get to their target and do their job. Bumps under Skin need deep pore cleanser. No harmful chemicals, no drying agents, non-burning and no irritation. May cause slight tingling effect. Directions: Apply nightly. What It’s For: For stubborn and solidified sebum under the surface that can cause bacteria growth and Skin fungus. Great for acne, oily, pimple and smoker Skin.

BODY EXFOLIATOR: $56.00

Removes dead and dry Skin cells while revitalizing the Skin! Directions: In bath or shower, apply liberally using circular massaging strokes. Rinse off well. Use twice a week from the neck down, except genitalia. What It’s For: Accumulation of dead Skin cells, flaky, dry, sick-looking

ANTI-STRESS CREAM: $96.00

Stress is the single biggest cause of poor health. In the home, on the job, money, terrorism, relationships… there is plenty of opportunity to become stressed. Directions: Apply on both inner ankles, both inner wrists, both inner elbow creases, and behind both ears morning and night. What It’s For: Anti Stress Cream is called the “Calming Cream” that can help to lower stress, and anxiety, and is great for Roseacia.

BODY CLEANSER: $46.00

You will think we added perfume and color to this product, when all the time, it is natural. Directions: Use in the bath or shower daily. What It’s For: Aging Skin, sallow-looking, pimples, dry, flaky, scales.

TIGHTENING REJUVENATOR: $96.00

For the millions of people having “botulism” injected in the name of a youthful, wrinkle-less Skin, there IS another way. This smooth gel, whose active ingredient comes from France, will help your Skin to feel young again. Directions: After cleansing, apply liberally to face & neck. Gently smooth into Skin. No moisturizer required. Use morning and night. What It’s For: Sagging Skin, wrinkles, lines around eyes and mouth, turkey neck, loss of elasticity.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

This is open for US only. The company will pick 2 products from this lineup to send to the winner. In the Rafflecopter we have given you a chance to say what you’d like best and we’ll send that information to the PR Firm but we have no way of knowing if they can follow through on this. It’s open through 10/30/13. Be the first on your block to use and know about EDIMI.

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Mornings + Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Correctors = great looking skin

Welcome to my morning. I very very slowly get out of bed after giving myself “just 10 minutes” about three times. Then I drag myself into the shower since that’s the only thing that will wake me up. I wash my hair about every other day and then sit down to start with my face. My morning skincare routine is almost all Algenist. Since I discovered this brand it’s become my favorite. I’ve used several of their regimens in the past and am now using their Pore Minimizing products. The three products I use each morning that are in this review are: Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator, Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate, and Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer.

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator

While I’m still in the shower though I start with Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator which will be called Exfoliator from this point on! Originally I used this at night since that’s when I usually do my exfoliation but I changed for two reasons. #1 is that it washes off better in the shower and #2 is that it helps clear my pores and is more effective for my routine in the a.m. The purpose of the Exfoliator is to reduce pore size, renew skin for a more even skin tone and to brighten dull skin. Well that’s what I want prior to putting on foundation. This is a very creamy exfoliating product that is clay based and oil free. The exfoliators in it are made from granular minerals from algae. Plus it contains salicylic acid and oligosaccharides to renew the skin’s surface. I love the clean feeling this gives me and I feel my skin is better prepared for what comes next! It’s gentle enough that I can use my SpaSonic with it and not tear my skin. I use this exfoliator every 2nd or 3rd day.

 

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Concentrate is what I use after my LMdB Dark Spot Corrector. I use this absolutely every day no matter what else I’m using. This is a silky smooth serum that is oil-free. It is lightweight and makes my skin feel soft. When I’m wearing a BB or CC Cream I don’t always feel the need to use a moisturizer but this Concentrate gives me extra moisturizing while feeling light on my skin. This uses similar ingredients to the Exfoliator so they work together well. In addition it has Algenist’s Alguronic Acid that makes their products so unique. Enlarged pores and discoloration are helped by this Pore Corrector Concentrate.

 

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer

I’ve been using Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer for months. This is the perfect summer moisturizer but I also used it in the winter. It feels amazing on my skin. I once referred to it as “loose” since that’s how it feels when I’m first applying it. It’s a lightweight gel that goes on slightly wet and very cool. Now that it’s summer I don’t use this daily but that’s only because I wear mostly BB or CC  Creams instead of foundation and most have enough moisturizing qualities for me.

Since all three of these products have been assigned the job of “pore reducing” then that’s the bottom line you need to know about. I have craters, not pores. I had extremely oily skin as a teen and tons of blackheads. I honestly didn’t take good care of my skin. My mother didn’t know anything about skincare and back in the dark ages when I was a teen there just wasn’t the information available. My pores will never truly be gone but they can look better and that’s why Algenist’s Multi-Perfecting Pore products work for me. On a daily basis I’m seeing smaller pores that look cleaner.

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Reduction products

Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Reduction products

I can’t help but rave about Algenist skincare. I’ve yet to find a product that I didn’t love and these three only make the love stronger. I’m adding in a new product from Algenist to my routine too so the love will continue. Mornings are Algenist for me. — Marcia

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