Even if you’re not well-versed in luxury products, if you follow business, you know that the recent sale of Drunk Elephant to Shiseido ranked it as one of the fastest growing prestige brands in history. This is a “clean brand”, eschewing such potentially triggering ingredients such as alcohols, essential oils and silicone. It certainly says something that porcelain dolly complexioned Christina Ricci swears by the brand. If you want to get the beauty maven in your life a holiday gift that’s top of the line, this is it. All of their products are developed, tested and made in the USA. I was happy to be hosted to experience it!
So many beauty magazines, including Allure, NewBeauty, InStyle, etc., have given their top awards to T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial! It’s a AHA/BHA skin resurfacer (AHAs and BHAs are two different acids that perform different functions in skincare). This contains glycolic, tartaric, lactic, citric and salicylic acids. This combo rapidly dissolves that thick, distressed layer of skin that creates the appearance of big pores, accentuates wrinkles, leads to breakouts and other problems. Think of the skin of a professional golfer vs. the bookie one who stays indoors. Because there’s a lot of efficacy going on, they do caution you to not use other potent products at that time or on irritated skin. Also, they recommend you use their Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil afterwards — and even include a trial size in the package. During this fall-winter season, the Arctic winds were making me show my age. 20 minutes after applying the Babyfacial, it’s a whole new deal! My mom says she can’t believe she has a daughter my age . . . well, because she’s 29, right? I respond, “As long as I don’t look it!” This product will help your cosmetics apply much easier, too.
Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil comes from the oil of the marula fruit, found in Southern Africa. This oil is noted to be rich in omegas 6 and 9. Touch it on fine lines to soften them. add them to moisturize to give it a nourishing boost. A drop added to foundation on your hand will give it a less cakey glow. It’s appropriate to use on even the most sensitive skin. It is not adulterated in any way.
Another multi award-winning product is Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser. This clear gel cleanser is soothing, gentle, yet effective. It is fragrance free. When you want pure cleanser — no other action going on to conflict with your treatments — this is the product you want. It’s suitable for all ages.
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum is perfect for this weather, for all skin types. It has the most gentle brightener — pineapple ceremide — plus that well-known skin plumper, Pro-Vitamin B5. It ergonomically pumps up a thin, silky serum that’s instantly absorbed. Have no fear of being able to apply makeup of any consistency on top immediately. Serums go on first in application. Use it on your face, chest, hands or wherever you need hydration!
A many year running award-winning moisturizer is Lala Retro Whipped Cream. It’s called a “rescue cream” with 6 African oils and fermented green tea. It’s so fluffy and light, though, it’s not greasy at all! If you avoid moisturizer, because they feel too oily or waxy, this is the product for you. With its touch pop-up applicator, it keeps fresh and clean. It’s very soothing and hydrating, suitable for your face and whole body.
Protini Polypeptide Cream is a richer cream and more of a heavy lifter. It adds protein to thin skin — so common in winter — that is aged. Amino acids and growth factors help. It also has a touch pop-up applicator. It has a rich, lotion-y consistency. This really helps crepey necks!