Got wrinkles? Get retinol. NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair

I have a birthday coming up and while I love birthdays I don’t love the wrinkles that seem to come with every one the past few years. My favorite wrinkle-fighting ingredient is retinol, so I jumped at the chance to test the NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair ($130).          pr sampleNia 24 Intensive Retinol Repair
This moisturizing serum combines retinol with niacin, which actually helps speed up the process of retinol treating skin while also preventing any irritation. It also has sodium hyaluronate for major hydration, which plumps up skin and gives immediate gratification against wrinkles.Nia 24 Intensive Retinol RepairNia 24 Intensive Retinol Repair
  • Continuous, deep delivery of Pro-Niacin® strengthens the skin barrier.
  • Pro-Niacin® is clinically shown to visibly improve skin tone, texture and hyperpigmentation.
  • Retinol increases cell turnover and collagen to improve texture, tone, smoothness, firmness.
  • Botanical Complex of Enteromorpha Compressa Extract (seaweed) and Caesalpinia Spinosa Gumactive promote a stronger dermal matrix that minimizes wrinkles.
  • Hexapeptide stimulates high quality collagen with peptides to fight wrinkles.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate is a potent humectant that hydrates skin and locks in moisture.

Nia 24 Intensive Retinol RepairI find the NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair to be gentle and very effective. The packaging is perfect for keeping the efficacy of the retinol and while it increases cell turnover it doesn’t leave skin dry or irritated. This is about as perfect as a retinol product gets.

If your birthday count is now also competing with your wrinkle count, I highly recommend you try a retinol product – and the NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair is a fantastic way to go.  – Lisa

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Start the year with RoC®Retinol Correxion and a 2017 giveaway

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We want to make sure 2017 starts on the right foot and we know that RoC® Retinol Correxion
products will do just that for you. Beauty Info Zone is proud to be part of the RoC® blogger team and use these products as part of our skincare life. RoC® sent us some items for 2017 and is sending these same products to two of our US subscribers. Read on to see what you can win.     #gotitfree

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerLisa reminds us:  If you love retinol and you have dry skin you will love the RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer ($23). It has Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun, and the packaging is perfect for keeping the ingredients effective.   RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerRetinol is an incredible ingredient for fighting fine lines and wrinkles. RoC says, “Retinol is the #1 dermatologist recommended cosmetic age-fighting ingredient. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol works to unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discolorations and smooth the skin.”RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerRoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer

RoC® scientists were the pioneers who developed the correct packaging that is needed to keep retinol stable and effective. Two of my most favorite retinol products are both their day cream and their night cream (Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream). The Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer is perfect for those with normal to dry skin. The cream is smooth and sinks in quickly, leaving a satin finish. This elegant lotion has a terrific texture that rivals day moisturizers that are ten times the cost.

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

Marcia reminds us:  Everyone needs an eye cream. In my opinion it is never to early to start using one therefore RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream is easy to recommend to any of our readers.  This non-greasy eye cream works for me day or night. It doesn’t interfere with my makeup especially mascara. It dries down quickly and easily.

RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

With regular use you’ll find that within a few weeks that puffiness and those dark circles that we all complain about will be significantly reduced. The longer you use it the more results you’ll see especially with fine lines and crows feet. It’s an affordable addition to your skincare regime and one that will help you start 2017 off properly.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATIONRoC® will be sending two of our US subscribers all three of the products seen today. Therefore you’ll have great skincare to make sure that 2017 doesn’t take a toll on your face. As usual the 2 requirements for a giveaway are to be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and make a comment. All other entries are extras to give you more of a chance to win. The giveaway is open through 11:59 p.m. EST on 1/23/17. If comments (Speak Your Mind) close early please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it RoC Skincare, click “I commented” and you can move on.

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The promise of younger looking skin with the Obagi 360™ System – (giveaway time)

Obagi 360™ System

Obagi 360™ System

Obagi has long been a heavy hitter in the skin care arena. This line was one of the first to be popular among dermatologists and it continues to be an extremely popular medical-strength line. I was sent the Obagi 360™ System to test, which is a 3-part system that is perfect for younger people. Not that I qualify as a ‘younger person’ anymore – luckily I did find this system to be quite versatile!

There are three products in the Obagi 360™ SystemExfoliating Cleanser, Retinol 0.5%, and HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30. This simple but effective 3-step system is perfect for teenagers and those in their twenties. The major concerns addressed include the appearance of fine lines, dull skin tone, uneven skin tone, and clogged pores.

Obagi 360™ Exfoliating Cleanser

Obagi 360™ Exfoliating Cleanser

The Exfoliating Cleanser is a gentle cleanser that gets rid of dry skin and helps unclog pores. It works like your typical exfoliating cleanser – apply to damp skin, gently massage in, then rinse. I use a makeup remover first so the cleanser can really penetrate and clear out trapped dirt and oil.  The exfoliators are fine enough that it works with a Luna or Clarisonic, and it preps the skin perfectly for the Retinol treatment. The key exfoliating agents are soft beads that mechanically re-surface the skin, and linked papain, which is an innovative, stabilized form of papaya fruit acid.

Obagi 360™ Retinol

Obagi 360™ Retinol 0.5%

The Retinol 0.5% is no joke. Results happen quickly so it’s not long before you see an improvement in collagen and sun damage. The packaging is perfect for maintaining the efficacy of retinol. The question will be whether or not your skin can tolerate this level of retinol, because it’s definitely medical grade stuff. My skin loves it, but I had to build up to using it every other day. I still can’t use it every day – if I do that, my skin gets really sensitive and I get a burning sensation. So you’ll just need to experiment to find out what you can tolerate initially, gradually increasing application as your skin gets used to the product. The Retinol 0.5% truly resurfaces skin and gives amazing, measurable results.  Younger people will also appreciate this for acne prevention.

HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30

HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30

The HydraFactor Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is an effective moisturizer that also prevents skin damage thanks to the protection from UVA/UVB rays. This is a thick moisturizer and a little goes a long way. It feels very soothing after applying the Retinol product. If you needed a nighttime moisturizer you will probably want to supplement this system since the SPF isn’t needed at night.

The Obagi 360™ System is indeed a simple but effective system that works for any age skin, but it particularly suited to those in their teens and twenties. It’s only available through a physician’s office and if you visit the Obagi website (obagi.com) you can find a doctor near you who carries the line. They also have a neat feature that helps you identify which Obagi products are right for you, so take a look even if you aren’t a ‘youngster’ anymore! – Lisa

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We have a new Obagi Exfoliating Cleanser for this giveaway. To win this you must be a Beauty Info Zone subscriber from the US or Canada. This ends on 4/13/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. If comments close please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Obagi; leave your comment in the email and continue on. Everyone needs exfoliation so even without the entire system you’ll love this.
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Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream is taking my skin to the next level @Lumixyl #StyleHunters

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream 0.2

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream 0.2

As an “aging” beauty blogger I’m always looking for products that will help my skin do a ‘stand still’ while also improving it. Forever young is my motto!  Lumixyl® Trifecting™ Night Cream 0.2 is capable of doing that for me and for you. This fascinating night cream has the ability to boost brightness, diffuse the look of fine lines and wrinkles, plus it helps dissolves blemishes. That’s asking a lot of one product but I’m finding that it delivers.

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I received this to test from LovelySkin, a website that carries only the finest brands. Sadly I’ve only had this in my possession for a week but I’m already seeing a difference. One of my skincare woes is hyperpigmentation from the no sunscreen days of my youth. It’s not that I purposely ignored that, it’s that people didn’t know how dangerous the sun was on our skin. I burnt and burnt so my mother’s solution was to put more Coppertone on me which just attracted the sun even more. I was a total freckle face as a youth and have that reminder to this day. One of Lumixyl® Trifecting™ Night Cream 0.2’s jobs is to help with the appearance of hyperpigmentation and sun spots.

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream 0.2

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream 0.2

Lumixyl® Trifecting™ Night Cream contains Retinol and is available in two strengths. 0.1 is the stronger of the two while 0.2 is what is recommended for those with sensitive skin or who haven’t used Retinol in their skincare. I have used some retinol in the recent past and loved the effect I saw so for me to use Lumixyl® Trifecting™ Night Cream 0.2 is the next logical step since it’s still for sensitive skin but stronger than my previous product. For a long time we could only get retinol products from our dermatologist but now that we know that Retinol increases cells turnover it’s a great ingredient to use in our night time routine.

At first you are instructed to use this every other night but once you are sure that your skin is reacting well to it you can decide on the frequency of use. I just started on nightly and find this to be terrific. I have to note that this is fragrance free which is one of the most important aspects of this personally. I love the packaging since it’s air tight and spill-proof. The cream applies easily and isn’t sticky at all. You can use another moisturizer with it if your skin is very dry, just apply it over Lumixyl® Trifecting™ Night Cream 0.2 so you don’t dilute the treatment.

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream top

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream top

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream twist and open

Lumixyl Trifecting Night Cream twist and open

LovelySkin has kindly offered a 25% off code for Beauty Info Zone readers. Lumixyl is regularly $135 which is a lot to pay for skincare but with this link you’ll receive it for 25% off ($101.25) and free shipping is available at LovelySkin. The code is only good through February 18th. Personally I think my skin is worth $100 and I hope you want the best for your skin too. — Marcia

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Ingredient list:  Water (Aqua/Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decapeptide-12, Retinol, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Hydrolyzed Psoralea Corylifolia Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide 3, Cetyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Ceteareth-20, Glucosamine HCl, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, PEG-100 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

Another great GIVEAWAY! Prepping skin for the craziness that comes with the holiday season #RocRetinolResolution

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

With Thanksgiving and the holidays coming up, I decided to plan ahead and not wait until I had already gained 10 pounds from all the mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. I hired a personal trainer and I have been working out with him twice a week, as well as working out on my own. I also have a very big birthday coming up, so I decided to really take my skin care seriously and focus on using anti-aging products that truly make a difference.

With my new Nike shoes at the gym

With my new Nike shoes at the gym

I think I am on the right track because right after I started I received a RoC Skincare delivery with some of my favorite skin care and a fabulous new pair of Nike shoes!  This box of goodies is helping me make my #RoCRetinolResolution before the New Year even begins.

So, what is the #RoCRetinolResolution?

  • RoC® is inviting all women to get a head start on 2016 by making a #RoCRetinolResolution now to look and feel her most beautiful this holiday season.
  • Women will turn heads by using clinically proven RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream to visibly smooth wrinkles in just 4 weeks. Its proprietary blend of retinol is up to 2X stronger than imitators*.

*Based on vitro retinol activity in RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.

  • To join the resolution, simply head to www.rocretinolresolution.com where RoC® is also hosting a sweepstakes from now until November 30. You could win a $5000 shopping spree!!

In addition to the sweepstakes, Beauty Info Zone is having a giveaway for a RoC® skin care duo that will help you with your #RocRetinolResolution!

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream and Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream is a great eye cream that tackles puffiness and dark circles, both of which seem to increase with the frenzy of the holidays. Using it regularly also reduces the look of wrinkles and crow’s-feet. Another plus – this has no fragrance.

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

#RoCRetinolResolution RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream is a lightweight moisturizer with Retinol, a skin care heavy hitter that does all the work while you sleep. The moisturizer has a soft, creamy texture that isn’t wet and heavy. RoC is known for using packaging that ensures the stability and efficacy of the active ingredients, a major plus when it comes to serious skin care. Put this on before bed and you will wake up to younger looking skin for the new year and beyond.

My Nike shoes helping me to keep my #RoCRetinolResolution

My Nike shoes helping me to keep my #RoCRetinolResolution

Get ready for the holidays with some preventative skin care and make your own #RoCRetinolResolution!  Start by entering our giveaway for a RoC® package with exactly what you need to get your resolution started – RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream and RETINOL CORREXION® Deep Wrinkle Night Cream.  Two lucky readers will win this awesome skin care duo.

This giveaway is open through Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close at the end of the giveaway you can email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com.  Just label it RoC Comment and send me the comment so you can continue on. You’ll be ready for the new year before it arrives! — Lisa
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#gotitfree This product was provided as a courtesy of RoC Skincare. All thoughts and opinions are my own. #RoC  #RocRetinolResolution

Are your retinol products working up to their potential? Boost them with Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial OilRetinol is one of the wonder ingredients in the skin care world. With all the great things it can do, it pays to ensure it can reach its potential. I was sent the Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil to try and I put it to work hoping it would boost my retinol products into overdrive.

Retinol products does much for skin – it treats acne, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. It even reduces the size of your pores. While some people don’t tolerate retinol well, my skin loves it. Retinol actually stimulates collagen production, so the results over time are fantastic.

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

Skincare L de L Cosmetics® Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil (SRP $26.00 – 1 Fl. Oz. / 30 mL) was launched last June and it’s a very interesting product. It’s a facial oil that preps skin for retinol treatments. I love facial oils, which sound like they would be greasy and pore-clogging but are in fact great moisturizers. Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil is a very light oil with African Marula Oil and Sea Buckhorn’s Omega 7 & 9 Fatty Acids. It moisturizes skin and delivers nutrients that fight wrinkles and increase elasticity. The ingredients include nine rich essential oils plus Vitamins A, C and Argan Oil (Vitamin E). There is a lot of antioxidant power in this oil.

Properly prepped skin helps treatment serums do their job even more effectively and the Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil is made to prepare skin for retinol treatments. While the Skincare L de L Cosmetics® line is a retinol-based anti-aging skin care line, I like how the facial oil is recommended for use before any retinol treatment. You can also mix a few drops of this oil into your moisturizer or foundation for a little extra luminosity.

Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil is available at ULTA Beauty stores, Harmon Face Values at select Bed Bath Beyond stores, as well as online at www.retinoltreatment.com.  – Lisa

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My OMG discovery: Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment

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Oh Em Gee.  Ever have that moment when trying a product?  I’ve got one I can’t wait to share because it is a game changer for me in terms of my skin.

Love her or hate her, Paula Begoun has had a huge impact on the cosmetics industry.  Me?  I love her.  Way back in the day I bought her books, read them over and over, underlined, highlighted, tabbed…I subscribed to her newsletter and saved every single one, pouring over them and making my wish lists of the best things to purchase.  When she started her own cosmetics and skin care line I wondered if she could keep her objectivity.  Much to my delight, I think Paula  is still the same sort of prickly but totally no-nonsense expert that I can always count on for fantastic advice.  I don’t love all of her products – her cosmetics are typically a bit too tame for me – but her skin care is always great.

I have several staples that I actually buy in bulk (for example, her Gentle Touch Makeup Remover and Resist Replenishing Toner) and I am always buying new things from her.  My latest discovery – and it is AWESOME – is the Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment ($55).

Paulas Choice Retinol Treatment

Here are all the skin ailments it treats:

  • Acne Breakouts, Anti-Aging, Brown Spots, Wrinkles
  • Firms skin, smoothing deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduces dark spots and uneven skin tone, refines pore size
This is a retinol product, and I know that some people have problems tolerating retinol. Even if you have a history of difficulty with retinols, give this a try.  It has licorice, oat extract and other anti-irritants that make it great for sensitive skin. My skin has always reacted well to retinols, and this product in particular gives me beautiful and immediate results.  My skin is much smoother, pores smaller, fine lines less noticeable.  Retinol actually stimulates collagen production, so the results over time are fantastic.
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The Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment is a thick serum that is applied after cleansing and toning and before other products.  It has no added fragrance, so it smells a bit like chemicals but the scent immediately dissipates.  Once applied, you can put any other products like treatment serums and moisturizers over it.  I use this at night, and I was far too enthusiastic about this at first.  I had such great results immediately that I thought I could use it every day.  That was way too fast for my skin, and I learned to slow down and work up to every other day.  For the first several weeks I got the best results with once every three days.  Right now I am at every other day and building up to every day.
Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment is truly fantastic…I just can’t rave enough.  It is lightening my hyperpigmentation, and when I am a very bad girl and don’t wash my face at night, I just apply this the next day and I don’t break out or have any skin issues at all.  Overall, my skin looks younger, more radiant…I am extremely impressed.

I bought this product myself, but there is a friends/family program.  If you use this link it will give you $10 off your initial order, and will also give me a credit for future purchases:  http://goo.gl/hEAuZk

I hope you will give Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment a try.  I am so excited about my results that I want everyone else to have skin as happy as mine!! – Lisa

*I purchased this product.  The link http://goo.gl/hEAuZk gives $10 off your initial order and gives me a $10 credit for future purchases.

Key Ingredients: Salix alba extract, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, Arctium lappa, phytosterol, cetyl esters,tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, retinol, tribehenin, Glycine soja sterols, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, allantoin, Avena sativa, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, lecithin, dimethicone, laurdimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed soy protein,Glycyrrhiza glabra, ceramide 2, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12, tocopheryl acetate