As a beauty blogger I’m constantly changing skincare routines. I use each new product that I’ve received for review a minimum of 30 days and then often I have to move on to the next batch. It’s fun but it’s also frustrating at times. I had the same skincare regimen for 20 years and then upon turning 40 my skin changed and so did my attitude towards skincare. I guess now I’ve become a skincare junkie but it’s a fun job and someone’s gotta do it!! See what I’ve been using for the past 30 days or more in this update.
MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS HONEY AND OAT CLEANSER -This is not a new cleanser for me but it’s one that I go back to every time I’m in between testing. I love the gel like texture, how moisturizing this is and the fragrance of it. My skin never feels taut after washing with this cleanser. It doesn’t hurt that this is a cruelty free, organic company either. ($23) PETER LAMAS EXFOLIATING PUMPKIN FACIAL SCRUB – Since I use a different exfoliator in the morning I only use a night time one about twice a week. This natural facial scrub consists of great ingredients. It has pumpkin enzymes that combine with apple and almond acids to dissolve impurities in my pores. It contains apricot grains and micro-spheres so it’s gentle on skin while polishing away the dead skin cells. ($28*) INHIBITIF FACE SERUM gets used in special spots since the goal of this is to inhibit hair growth on your face. I bought this originally at Gloss48 but now that they are out of business I’m happy I’ll be able to buy it from Target. It’s slightly sticky and I apply it to my upper lip and chin where there’s enough hair growth for an army. It’s supposed to be used twice a day but I just use it at night so I know my outcome will be slower. Results are visible in two weeks and I’m just beginning to see some results on my chin but not yet on my upper lip. I hope to update this with good news this summer. ($19.99)
JENU ULTRASOUND INFUSION WAND is my new love. I can’t get enough of this. Right now I’m using it on three areas but I am thinking about more. I’ve been using it on my lips, under my eyes and on my cheeks. As I said in my review, it takes one minute for each section so it’s not adding on anything major timewise. But it helps tremendously with fine lines so it’s definitely adding on to the value of your skincare. ($249 but on special for $189*) JENU ACTIVE LIP SERUM has only been used for the last 2 weeks. Once I realized how much JeNu Infusion Wand was helping to improve my skin, I had to buy this. My lips are thin and often look parched. My goal with this is to smooth them out and have them look a little more lush. I use it all around my lips, not just on them. I’m thinking of switching this to morning use so that I can see the fullness all day. ($22 or on automatic delivery $17.60)
SKINCEUTICALS RESVERATROL B E is my latest serum. It’s formulated to be used at night. While this baby is expensive, you just use a small amount. Plus by using it with my JeNu Wand I know I’m getting all the benefit possible from this. This SkinCeuticals antioxidant is a powerhouse. A full review is coming soon. ($152*)
STEMOLOGY CELL REVIVE EYE SERUM COMPLETEis one of two eye creams that I’m using. I switch off between this and Lindi Eye Hydrator. Stemology Cell Revive Eye Serum is a thin serum that’s very rich in ingredients “Cell Revive Eye Serum Complete incorporates our exclusive Stemology Emollient Complex – Argan Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Squalane, Olive Oil, and Propanediol… PLUS, Borage Seed Oil for its high level of gamma-linolenic acid, which is ideal for dry skin around the eyes.” Just look at them. One of the main reasons this is such a winner is that it contains an ingredient that helps with the reduction of expression wrinkles so it will help with long term reduction in those and fine lines. ($69*) STEMOLOGY has a special code just for Beauty Info Zone readers. You’ll get 25% off your purchase over $100 and free shipping with the code BEAUTYINFO. This goes through June 15th.
LINDI SKIN EYE HYDRATOR – I’m in love with this because it truly is hydrating. While this line was developed originally for people going through chemo or radiation, it’s wonderful for everyone. It relieves the problems of dehydrated skin. It doesn’t promise to be all things to all people but what it does is perfect for me. I’ll be repurchasing this when I’m done since it needs to be part of my life. ($30* – Allison from Never Say Die Beauty also reviewed this and has a coupon code that I’ll be taking advantage of since it’s for 25% off.)
PETER LAMAS NOURISHING BURITI OIL MOISTURIZER is perfect for this crazy weather where I can have the air conditioning on one day and heat on the next. This lightweight yet rich moisturizer doesn’t clog pores and absorbs quickly rather than sitting on my skin. It contains Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and Macadamia Oil in addiction to the Vitamin A that’s in Buriti Oil. You’d think with this many oils in the formula that it would feel that way on your skin, but it absolutely doesn’t. Instead it strengthns your skin and helps improve the texture. A great spring/summer moisturizer that I think most skintypes could wear without a problem. ($36*)
Last but not least in my night time regime is INFINITE ALOE SKINCARE. This can be used everywhere and on everyone in your family. I love it for my neck and my hands. This is usually my last step and then I hop into bed. I use the non-fragranced one which is perfect after all my other wonderful items. I don’t smell like a salad and I don’t look like an overdressed one either. ($50 for 8 oz plus a mini, other great deals available*)
The only thing I haven’t shown you is my nightgown but other than that, this is what I’m using nightly and can recommend heartily. What do you use at night? Is it different than your nightime program? — Marcia
*some products were sent for editorial consideration