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ANTI-AGING BEAUTY REVIEWS & VINTAGE STYLING TIPS

Category Skincare

Product Review: Sunday Riley Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil & Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

Both live up to all the hype they’ve received.  I’ve gone through multiple bottles of each. Luna Retinol Sleeping Night Oil What it claims to do? “Works throughout the night to deliver visibly youthful, luminous, even-toned skin by morning…reduces the appearance of pores and wrinkles, while visibly improving the signs of premature aging: fine lines, uneven texture, age spots, dryness, and dullness. – 96% of women felt their skin looked

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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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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – August 2019

My morning skincare routine: Step 1: Cleanse/Exfoliate MD Complete Restoring Cleanser – I’ve been using this drugstore cleanser morning and night. It’s affordable, hydrating and contains aloe vera, chamomile, and green tea. It removes make-up and leaves my skin feeling nourished. Dr. Sebagh Deep Exfoliating Mask – I’ve loved Dr. Sebagh products for years and this one is a favorite. A few mornings per week, I apply this exfoliating mask.

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Current A.M & P.M. Skincare Routine – June 2019

Morning Routine Step 1 – Cleanse/Exfoliate Indeed Labs Facial Powdered Exfoliator – This appears to be discontinued and that’s a bummer. This powdered exfoliator forms into a foamy cleanser when mixed with water. It contains rice bran powder, hyaluronic acid, and red algae to exfoliate dead skin cells and rehydrate. Indeed Labs is a longtime favorite affordable skincare brand. Hopefully, they bring this back or something like it. Step 2

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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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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – April 2019

Step 1: Cleanse Pixi Peel & Polish – I like this fresh and fruity physical exfoliator. It wakes up my skin in the morning. Pixi is also available at Target. Step 2: Serum ISDIN Flavo-C Serum – I bought a few skincare products in Madrid last year and a couple of products from the Spanish skincare range, ISDIN. These Vitamin C serum ampules come with a lid that allows you

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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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4 Best Matrixyl Serums

Top picks for affordable Matrixyl 3000 peptide serums I have used for years, and are easily available at drugstores and online. Matrixyl is a peptide combination invented and trademarked in France. Its development was a breakthrough in anti-aging technology. It is now found in hundreds of skincare products. There are three types, or generations: Matrixyl™, Matrixyl™ 3000, and Matrixyl™ synthe’6. One is not necessarily better than the other. My skin

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Current A.M. & P.M. Skincare Routine – January 2019

My current morning skincare routine. Step 1: Cleanse Murad Age Reform AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser – I like to begin each morning with a mild scrub. This one from Murad contains the main three; salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid yet it’s not too harsh. Available where Murad is sold. Step 2: Treatmen0.5 mm Derma Roller – I’m trying to use my derma rollers more frequently to get all the

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Current A.M & P.M. Skincare Routine – December 2018

My current morning skincare routine. Step 1 – Hydrate No.7 Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask – On days when I have more time in the morning, I will start the day with a hydrating mask and leave it on for an hour or two before cleansing. I like this moisturizing one from No.7. Available online. Step 2 – Cleanse/Exfoliate ACURE Brilliantly Brightening Facial Scrub – This sea kelp and clay exfoliator

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