Christie Brinkley on HSN and giveaway on Beauty Info Zone

Christie Brinkley on HSN

Christie Brinkley on HSN

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare is a brand that I’m crazy about. I’ve got 4 of her products in my arsenal and each one is a rave. I’ve been thrilled using her skincare and this is a line that will be helping me out even more once winter and those cold harsh winds come into play.

You can read my review of both the Recapture 360 Night Treatment and Refocus Eye IR Defense Eye Treatment HERE so you’ll learn more about products you’ll want from the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line.

On Thursday October 29th you can learn all about the line on HSN. You can see the stunning and youthful Christie Brinkley sharing the line at 2 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST. Tune in since you will be totally impressed with her natural beauty and I know you’ll fall for her skincare line as much as I have.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

We have been graciously offered a giveaway for one US reader of a Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare item and I chose the RECAPTURE DAY + IR DEFENSE moisturizer for this. I used this throughout the summer and it kept my skin well hydrated and radiant. This is a product I’d buy again and again and I’d love for one of you to have that same experience. My original review (HERE) gives you the information about this sunscreen moisturizer and as I reread it just now I was nodding my head in agreement with what I said 2 months ago. christie brinkley day cream jar information

The ingredients in this are excellent and leave my skin softer and ready for foundation.

• Neo-Dermyl is a cutting edge copper based ingredient that helps firm and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it rejuvenates the skin.

• Sytenol A is unique and powerful retinol-like anti-oxidant that visibly evens and brightens skin tone.

• K 3 Vita C is a stable form of vitamin C that helps support natural collagen production and even skin tone.

This is really a cutting edge product that I love. The Sunscreen is SPF30 and was my main sunscreen most of the summer. Even better news is that the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare line is certified vegan and cruelty-free with 100% vegan formulations.  — Marcia

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Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense with SPF 30 = radiant smooth skin

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The first time I was offered Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare to test I turned it down. I thought it would be just another celebrity branded product that wasn’t unique. I finally caved when I was offered CLOSE UP to test since that felt unusual and something that was out of the norm. Well now I’m hooked and everything that Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare wants me to test will get a big yes.

The latest to make my dream of having skin like Christie is RECAPTURE DAY + IR DEFENSE ANTI-AGING DAY TREATMENT WITH BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense w/ SPF30

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense w/ SPF30

I’ll tell you right away that I love this daytime moisturizer. It’s been hard to tear myself away from it to test other brands because I think this is the best I’ve used in a long time. Recapture Day + IR Defense feels silky on my skin, absorbs quickly and protects me from everything. Plus I swear there’s a radiance that wasn’t there prior to using this.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Let’s talk about what’s inside this jar of wonder.

Neodermyl™ which

  • Helps support the skin’s natural energy for a more rejuvenated look.
  • Helps support the skin’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
  • Helps to recharge skin’s beauty.
  • Helps improve skin elasticity and firmness.

Elix-IR™

  • A knotgrass extract capable of helping fight against infrared ray induced sun damage.
  • Increases firmness and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps prevent premature skin photo aging

Sytenol® A

  • Made from edible seeds from Indian origin.
  • Has the capacity to improve/reverse the look of the signs of aging skin

K Vita C

  • Made a special form of vitamin C with great antioxidant activity that helps to fight against free radicals that damage the skin.
  • Significantly decreases skin roughness, decrease the look of the total number of creases on the skin, creating smoother and healthier looking skin.

PLUS so much more.

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

Christie Brinkley Recapture Day + IR Defense

This day cream is made to rejuvenate skin, fight wrinkles, improve firmness and elasticity. Does it do all that? In my experience it absolutely does. I’m using different brands’ serums and essences but even before I started those I saw a big difference in my skin. It helps reduce dark spots although I can’t say they are gone (I never knew about sunscreen when I was young so I have damage from years of outdoor exposure).

sunscreen ingredients

sunscreen ingredients

What is IR Defense? IR is a type of sun ray. We already know we need to protect against UVA and UVB rays but now there’s the one in the middle called IR. Rather than worry though using this day cream helps you fight the IR Rays with an ingredient called Elix IR, a knotgrass extract formulated with flavonoids to help defend against this type of ray. (See we learned something new today!)

Recapture Day + IR Defense contains a Bio Copper Complex that has been studied by the brands scientists, including the famous Dr. Doris Day, to specifically target visible signs of aging. This complex has the following:

• Neo-Dermyl is a cutting edge copper based ingredient that helps firm and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles as it rejuvenates the skin.

• Sytenol A is unique and powerful retinol-like anti-oxidant that visibly evens and brightens skin tone.

• K 3 Vita C is a stable form of vitamin C that helps support natural collagen production and even skin tone.christie brinkley moisturizer box

I’m crazy about this day cream and I’m crazy about Christie Brinkley’s lovely attitude. You can find Recapture Day + IR Defense with and without sunscreen on her website and you can also go to HSN.com for some savings. There’s a great set there for only $99 with 3 fl. oz. Complete Clarity Daily Facial Exfoliating Polish, 1 fl. oz. Recapture Day + IR Defense Cream. and 1 fl. oz. Recapture 360 Night Beauty Treatment that I highly recommend. I’ve used all 3 of these items and I’m getting closer to my Christie Brinkley dream. — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Ingredients:

Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Xylitylglucoside, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Phormidium Persicinum Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Micrococcus Lysate, Bakuchiol, Lecithin, Ergothioneine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Rose Extract, Stearyl Dimethicone, Sea Water, Octadecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Anhydroxylitol, Coco-Glucoside, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xylitol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Calcium Hydroxymethionine, 3-Aminopropane Sulfonic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl Alcohol, Mica, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide

 

 

Summer days and Burt’s Bees

Summer beauty essentials from Burt's Bees
Two beauty products that are summer essentials? SPF and cleansing wipes. Burt’s Bees recently sent me two great options to test that are easy on the pocketbook and great for the remainder of the season.

Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30 ($20) is a nice, lightweight daytime moisturizer that does double duty as broad spectrum sun protection. It does have a fragrance, sort of a mix of apple and hibiscus, the two featured ingredients. This lotion firms skin, improves texture, and fights fine lines and wrinkles.

Burt’s Bees did clinical tests, and their results are impressive:

Immediately, skin appears smoother and hydrated
• After 4 weeks, 87% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles
• After 8 weeks, 96% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improved skin texture

Clinically shown to reduce look of deep wrinkles and help improve firmness

The hibiscus is an anti-aging ingredient, while the apple is for hydration. Add in the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and there is everything needed for a summer moisturizer.

Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Wipes

Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Wipes

I am kind of addicted to facial wipes…the older I get, the more germaphobic I get, and facial wipes don’t just remove makeup a the end of the day. They clean hands, wipe away dirt, and make short work of sweaty brows. I love Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Wipes ($6), a fantastic and affordable drugstore find.

Removes dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing
• Cleanses and tones in one step
• Formulated with Cucumber and Sage Extracts
• FSC Certified cloth

The cucumber and sage make these wipes smell fresh and clean and the cucumber is especially soothing. They don’t leave a sticky residue so they are perfect for your car, your office, or your beach bag.

You can find Burt’s Bees at your local drugstore. Be sure to pick these up while you are enjoying the last hazy days of summer!  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Burt's Bees

Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen – add it to your shopping list

Kiehl's Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

It’s August and about now your sunscreen is either running low or getting very tired. We’re never going to tell you not to use sunscreen since we believe in it firmly. And when a sunscreen can do more than protect you from the sun’s harmful rays then you need it even more. Kiehl’s sent along their Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF30 and it’s a joy to use. I’m not an outdoors person but that doesn’t mean I’m not in the sun daily. Between my husband’s new convertible and two little ones who’d rather be outside running I’ve got to have good protection. I used to burn so badly that I’d blister but I’ve learned to protect myself from that.

Kiehl's Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen does everything for me. It’s considered to be a 5-in-1 product.

  • Lifts, smoothes, sculpts, moisturizes and retexturizes skin
  • SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UB Protection helps protect skin from early signs of aging caused by the sun
  • Paraben Free, Safe for sensitive skin
Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream

The Super Multi-Corrective Cream can be used night and day. Most people don’t want a sunscreen at night but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Kiehl’s does make this without the addition of sunscreen though so that’s an option too. It’s especially nice to use this on your neck to moisturize.

This cream contains two great ingredients: JASMONIC ACID which is inspired by “signal molecules” secreted by plants that begins a self-repair process – Corrects wrinkles and fine lines, loss of suppleness and elasticity. And BEECH TREE EXTRACT “Sugar extracted from Beech Tree which helps improve skins overall firmness”.  And we can’t forget the sunscreen ingredients used:

Kiehl's Super Corrective Mutli-Corrective Cream sunscreen ingredients

Kiehl’s Super Corrective Mutli-Corrective Cream sunscreen ingredients

When I first opened this I noticed a fragrance to it but upon use there is none. With ingredients like jasmine flower extract I was a little worried, but this is an easy to use moisturizer. I know that some of you are reading this and saying “but why a jar?”. Many people are worried about contamination but I keep small plastic spatulas in a plastic bag nearby and wash them off after each use. This is a thick cream but it absorbs pretty quickly. I do let it sit before applying anything else to make sure that all is absorbed.

kiehls super sunscreen

You can’t go wrong with Kiehl’s products and this is definitely one of their Super Stars.– Marcia

 

Kiehl’s is sold on their website but also at great stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks and many more. Follow Kiehl’s on Twitter @kiehls #Kiehls  Pinterest  Instagram and Facebook

*sent for editorial consideration

Planning a summer escape? Don’t forget the Hawaiian Tropic.

I spend my entire year trying to recapture the smell of summertime…and nothing smells like summer like Hawaiian Tropic does. Who else remembers this?

photo from weheartthis.com

photo from weheartthis.com

I wore my hair just like that, I used to be that thin, and I used Hawaiian Tropic Deep Tanning Oil with no SPF so I could get as tan as physically possible.

Plan your summer escape with Hawaiian Tropic!

Well, times have changed and we no longer look for suntan lotion with NO SPFs, just that fabulous coconutty scent. Hawaiian Tropic has so many options now that there is definitely something for everything. They sent me some sunscreen products to test and these are my personal favorites.

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic ® Island Sport® Lotion Sunscreen is perfect for those who prefer suntan lotions. This is oil-free and non-greasy. It sinks in immediately and is sweat-resistant. In fact, it stays on through sweat and water and fiercely competitive volley ball games with your siblings for up to 80 minutes. Plus, it has UVA and UVB protection. Bring it on!!

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray Sunscreen is the same formula but in a spray bottle. I love this spray – it has a very light mist and leaves skin feeling smooth, not all wet. Like the lotion, it has UVA and UVB protection and up to 80 minutes of water-resistant protection. It’s much easier to get this on the little ones too…you can chase them while spraying. So much easier to accomplish than with the lotion!

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Clear Spray Sunscreen is a little fancier, a little more girly. This has a clear spray and a blend of guava, papaya and plumeria extracts. One spray of this sunscreen and skin is not only protected from the sun, it’s also super soft with a light sheen.

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen

Hawaiian Tropic® Touch of Color Tinted Spray Lotion Sunscreen is, I have to admit, my favorite. I am sooo white now that I don’t actually bake myself in the sun anymore, and this not only protects and moisturizes my skin, it also give me an instant touch of color. This is a spray lotion and smells AMAZING!! Buttery coconut….all big umbrellas, cabana boys, and pina coladas. It’s exactly what I am looking for all year long!!

There is plenty of time left for great summer escapes. Just don’t forget your Hawaiian Tropic to make sure every escape is perfect!  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration

Top Ten Sunscreens for 2015 – eyes, lips, body and face

Welcome to the 2015 version of favorite sunscreens. I’ve done both a Makeup Wars in 2013 on favorites and a Top Ten Tuesday in 2014. You’ll see some products that remain the same and some new ones. We can’t forget any part of our body and I didn’t want to forget children since I go through more sunscreen for them than I do for myself. — Marcia
1435625486_1115290AVEENO® Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50  A lot of Aveeno products have fragrance so when I am sent one that is fragrance free I’m over the moon. I find myself using this for my body all the time. It’s $10.99 but I often find coupons or specials for it. This has become a staple for both my husband and myself.
1435625420_serum_510x600SUPERGOOP CITY SERUM is the one I want for my face. I buy this every summer. This is fragrance free and gentle on my skin. It wears really well under foundation and provides anti-aging benefits and SPF 30.
1435625218_eyecream_510x600SUPERGOOP ADVANCED AGING EYE CREAM* is another product that was on last year’s list. This SPF 37 sunscreen is a great undereye protectant. The applicator makes it easy to apply and is cooling at the same time. Supergoop is really a top notch brand.
1435625098_murad-invisiblur-300x259MURAD INVISIBLUR PERFECTING SHIELD* isn’t a sunscreen per se but with SPF 30 it’s great under foundation. It gives a totally clear sunscreen protection while also blurring imperfections. There are many days I use this and not an additional SPF protect.
1435625029_algenist-tmALGENIST REPAIRING TINT RADIANCE MOISTURIZER with SPF 30* is one of the foundations that I’ve been using a lot lately. Recently a friend blogged about it and how it totally changed her skin so out it came again. I’d forgotten just how wonderful it was. It comes in 4 shades and I wear it in Light. I love getting amazing skincare benefits along with hiding my redness and sunspots.
1435624971_6062_lg_1LATHER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 15 LIP BALM is what I discovered after I started using the Lather Tinted Lip Balms. I like the spearmint the best but it’s great to try the 3 pack with citrus, spearmint and unscented since I need lip balm in every purse or pocket.
1435624891_balmfamily_510x6001SUPERGOOP FUSION LIP BALM SPF 30 is the one I like when I’m at the pool or splashpad with my babies. Even though I try not to be in direct sunlight, they love it. This squeeze tube comes in 2 flavors (mint and acai) with mint being my fave.
1435624812_1115092 AVEENO® Baby Natural Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50* is one of my main sunscreen for the kids. My granddaughter is 20 months old and she adores running around after her brother outside. I need sunscreen for them and this Aveeno is a pleasure to use. She doesn’t squirm when I apply it on her and it spreads easily. Bright sun or overcast days still need sunscreen and this is a great reasonably priced alternative.
1435624755_broad_spectrum_spf50_mineral_sunscreen_2015MUSTELA BROAD SPECTRUM MINERAL SPF 50 SUNSCREEN* is new to me and from the minute it arrived I knew it was perfect for my two little loves. This has both UVA and UVB protection in a mineral base and no fragrance.
1435624704_broad_spectrum_spf50_sun_stick.jpg.pagespeed.ce.dats3hfv_sMUSTELA BROAD SPECTRUM MINERAL SUNSCREEN STICK with SPF 50* is the one I let my grandson use. He loves rubbing the stick on himself and I finally have a way of applying sunscreen on him without a big struggle. Of course I sneak the Mustela lotion on the parts of his body he can’t reach. This is a win-win situation.


* denotes sent for editorial consideration, some products have been personal purchases and repurchases. I am an Aveeno ambassador.

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer could be your new love

algenist tm

Even with all the skincare reviews we write, we can’t help but have a few favorites and Algenist fits into the favorites category. We’ve shared a lot of Algenist skincare articles but this is the first time we’re going to share a color product from Algenist with you. Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 is a fairly new launch from Algenist and we were thrilled to each be sent a tube in our foundation shade.

This is available in 4 shades: Light, Light/Medium, Medium and Tan ($42). Since Algenist is such a powerhouse of skincare you’ve got to know that any cosmetic product they produce is going to be loaded with their skincare. Algenist’s Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 combines key microalgae ingredients to deliver great professional color and biotechnology skincare. Here are results from a test they’ve shared on their website:

Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Consumer Study Results
Results obtained following self-assessment of 100 women. Individual results may vary.

*94%  Imperfections appear minimized after 1 day of use
*90%  Instantly gives a healthy, natural and radiant finish after 1 day of use
*94%  Skin looks younger after 10 days
*94%  Improves and visibly refines skin texture after 10 days
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Marcia wears Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 in Light

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30

We love our double duty products at Beauty Info Zone and Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 is definitely double duty if not a lot more. It contains moisturizers from Algenist along with SPF30 to protect you from the sun’s damage.

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 INGREDIENTS

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30  SPF INGREDIENTS

When I first tested this tinted moisturizer I was worried about the shade. It appears darker on my hand than I normally wear but once I applied it on my face, the magic began and it blended in perfectly. I use skincare under it (currently Algenist Genius White products but I’ve used others too) so it will smooth on more easily on my face.

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 Light swatch

Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 Light swatch

blended Light swatch

blended Light swatch

The best way for me to apply this is with my fingers just like I would any moisturizer. I tried using tools and that sheered it out too much plus I felt like I was losing the wonderful skincare and sunscreen benefits that way. This is a great tinted moisturizer all year round but with summer on its way I like it even more. It gives me enough coverage to diminish the redness and dim the sunspots while at the same time blurring my skin imperfections. I still use a concealer under my eyes but that’s all I need to face the world.

Lisa wears Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer SPF 30 in Medium
Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer
Anything that combines skin care science and cosmetic color is of interest to me, and Algenist Repairing Tint and Radiance Moisturizer doesn’t disappoint.
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In terms of skin care this elegant formula has microalgae ingredients that reduce the appearance of fine lines, refines texture, and improves elasticity.  The SPF 30 keeps skin safe from further damage by the sun.
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In terms of color, it immediately covers imperfections and redness.  I like the coverage, although I do also need a concealer for under my eyes. Like Marcia, I find this works best applied with fingers. Body heat gives it a very natural look while also maintaining the color for coverage. Plus, the Medium shade is perfect for my sort of light, sort of medium skin tone. It’s a great way to multi-task, treating your skin while also getting instant gratification with an even skin tone.
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This is available at QVC ($36), Sephora, Ulta, and Algenist’s website. At the time of this review Ulta has a gwp of deluxe sample of Genius White Brightening Anti-Aging Cream. Wherever you buy it you’ll be happy you did!
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*sent for editorial consideration