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ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

Category Best of Skincare

13 Nourishing & Anti-Aging Face Oils

Face oils are integral to any comprehensive skincare regimen. Face oils are nourishing, anti-aging, hydrating and healing. In addition to serums, face oils are my obsession. I do quite a bit of research before I purchase one digging deep into the ingredient list and proposed benefits. I use face oils morning and night, throughout the year, and have an apothecary of face oils in my beauty cabinet to address any

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4 Best Overnight Sleeping Masks

As a perennial dry skin sufferer, going to bed with a sleeping mask all over my face can feel like the ultimate pamper session. When my skin is looking particularly parched or fatigued, I love an overnight sleeping mask to turn things around.  I use them once or twice a week when my face needs a big drink of moisture.  Combined with a good night’s sleep, I wake up with

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9 Best Eye Creams & Serums

The best eye creams and serums focus on anti-aging meaning that they deliver some form or forms of active, anti-aging ingredients aside from mere hydration. The older I get, and the more high-tech skincare I use, the less reliant I am on having to have an eye cream in my daily routine. I could skip eye creams all together by using serums, creams, and treatments packed with active ingredients such

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13 Best Exfoliating Toners & Scrubs

My best, tried and true, anti-aging acid exfoliating toners and physical scrubs for daytime and nighttime use, and for all skin types. As an exfoliation warrior, I have experimented with a wide range of exfoliating products from mild to extreme.  I rotate both physical scrubs and acid exfoliators into my routine on a regular basis.  I don’t prefer one over the other but like them both for different reasons.  Both

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11 Best Daytime Moisturizers

The best daytime moisturizers I’ve ever used and the ones that I recommend over and over to friends and family without reservation. There are thousands of moisturizers on the market at every possible price point. For me, what makes a great daytime moisturizer is the inclusion of anti-aging, active ingredients that have a compound effect over time and are most beneficial for my skin. For me to classify a moisturizer

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5 Best Liquid & Gel Cleansers

Top picks for best drugstore cleansers, an acne-fighting champion, luxury cleanser, and an organic option that I have loved for years. I would almost say, “any cleanser will do” since most cleansers and a washcloth will adequately clean the face but there are a few that I think are exceptional. That’s not to say out of the hundreds of cleansers on the market, most don’t rate, they do. They get

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5 Best Cleansing Balms

I’ve been using cleansing balms in my skincare regimen for over five years now.  Using a balm for your cleansing step can simply be an alternative or preference to cream cleansers as they can remove every trace of makeup in one cleanse and give your skin a boost of nourishment.  However, I tend to reach for them when I want to take a little more time cleansing my skin.  I use

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Best French Skincare You Can Buy In The USA

If you’re a connoisseur of quality skincare, a stroll through any French pharmacy is a self-care experience like no other. I’ve spent hours perusing the jam-packed shelves for products that will support the health of my skin, transform and diminish fine lines, and treat any skincare ailments or needs. Fortunately, many products that I’ve come to love are available to purchase online or in stores in the United States. We

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5 Best After-Shower Body Oils & Creams

If your skin is dry as a desert as is mine, you may want to check out a few of my after shower body care heroes.  I’m on about my fifth can of Vaseline Spray Moisturizer.  I’ve used all three varieties; cocoa butter, total moisture, and this aloe version.  They are easy to use, super moisturizing, and very affordable.  Available at drugstores. Goe Oil by Jao is pure luxury.  It’s on the

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13 Best Mascaras

  Mascara.  My favorite, cannot live without, beauty product.  Here is a rundown of my most loved, and most often repurchased brands and formulas.  All are available at the drugstore, Ulta or Sephora. L’Oreal Voluminous Lash Paradise – A kind of drugstore dupe for Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara.  Gives you thick, fluffy lashes.  Essence Lash Princess – My favorite beauty discovery in 2018 is this rock solid mascara.

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