I recently ran out of my Clinique Turnaround Night Cream and was debating what to try next. Don’t get me wrong. I wasn’t unhappy with the Turnaround cream, I’m just itching to try more amazing products. I have heard so many wonderful things about Skinceuticals that I decided it was my next step. Besides, it’s carried in dermatologist and plastic surgeon offices across the country, so it must be good, right? Right! I went with their Renew Overnight Cream for oily and combination skin.
The first thing I noticed was how amazing it smelled. It’s formulated with tangerine oil to help combat acne and skin congestion. Yum! The cream is very lightweight and absorbs instantly into the skin. This moisturizer refines the skin and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Botanicals hydrate while the 10% hydroxy acid blend gently exfoliates to restore a healthy, radiant complexion. What I’ve noticed so far is that my skin is much brighter in the morning, is less greasy, and looks healthier. Time will tell if those stubborn lines and wrinkles will disappear, but I’m always hopeful!
Skinceuticals Renew Overnight Oily $59
please visit Skinceuticals to purchase or find a retailer near you.
I’m at the age when you start to consider medical procedures. I’m not against cosmetic surgery or procedures, but I am afraid of looking like a monster. You all know what I’m talking about (and if you don’t, just turn on “The Real Housewives”). No one wants to look like they’ve had work done, but most of us would love to turn back the signs of aging. Luckily, there are some wonderful at-home “procedures” you can do at a fraction of an office-visit price. And the results are almost as good.
I have fallen in love with Dr. Brandt’s Laser A-Peel System. Dr. Brandt has been in the business for over 20 years and has a huge celebrity following. He has done a magnificent job of creating products for home use that very closely mimic in-office procedures. The Laser A-Peel system tightens pores, improves elasticity, and reveals skin radiance in 5 minutes. This innovative duo is formulated with lactic and glycolic acids and delivers high-impact results in minimal time.
The system is very easy to use. Just pump the peeling solution onto a cotton pad and spread a thin layer over entire face (avoiding the eyes). Wait 5 minutes and then rinse with warm water. I could feel how smooth my face was while rinsing. Then apply the soothing gel and voila! Beautiful, radiant skin. Just after that short amount of time (and one use), I saw immediate results. My pores were tighter and some of the little “bumps” I have were diminished. It has a heftier price tag, but you only have to use it once a week so it should last quite awhile. But please take note-this product does contain alpha hydroxy acids that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Always wear sunscreen!
Dr. Brandt Laser A-Peel System $75
available at Sephora