My L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Collection Skincare Challenge: Week 4


The final week in the challenge…

Thanks for following along with my L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Skincare challenge over the past few weeks! Just to recap, L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power is a new skincare regimen from L’Oréal Paris that promises to address aging skin on three dimensions: wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and loss of firmness. This makes it a great option for those entering their late thirties and forties.

My skin’s needs…

I’m in my mid-thirties, and I’m starting to notice the development of fine lines (between my eyebrows), marionette lines (around the mouth), and fine lines (around my eyes). At the bare minimum, I need a facial moisturizer (day and night), eye cream, and sunscreen on a daily basis. I’ve been using these products consistently, both day and night for almost four weeks, without the use of any other anti-aging products. [Read more…]

Age Gracefully With Advice From Baby Boomer Beauty Expert, Lois Joy Johnson


For the past few weeks, I’ve been participating in a skincare challenge for the new L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power collection, and it’s going well so far! Revitalift Triple Power is a three-piece skincare regimen that’s great for those in their late 30’s-40’s, due to its unique proprietary ingredient, Pro-Xylane (which has been shown to enhance collagen production).

I’d like to think I’m aging gracefully, thanks to the combination of sunscreen (every day!) and fantastic anti-aging products, like Revitalift Triple Power. But the truth is, you can age gracefully and feel fabulous at any age! Need some tips? Don’t miss L’Oréal’s Facebook chat with beauty expert, Lois Joy Johnson.

As the beauty director for AARP.com, Lois is a great resource for beauty and style advice for the baby boomer set.  She’ll be answering all of your anti-aging questions for 40+ skin, plus you’ll have the chance to win a 5-day supply or full size L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer.

The details…

  • WHAT: Facebook chat with beauty expert Lois Joy Johnson on “Aging Gracefully and Feeling Fabulous at any Age”
  • WHEN: Wednesday, October 17th from 3-4PM EST
  • WHY: Searching for baby boomer beauty advice? Wondering what the best winter skincare products picks are for 40+ skin? Beauty expert, Lois Joy Johnson will be addressing all anti-aging beauty questions live. PLUS, win a chance to get free samples of L’Oreal Paris’ most advanced anti-aging solution, ever…
  • FREE STUFF:   For all who “like” L’Oréal Paris on Facebook, get a chance to win a 5-day supply or full-size samples of the Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer.
  • HOW TO JOIN THE CHAT: It’s simple – just become a fan of L’Oreal Paris USA on Facebook by “liking” the page.
  • Link here: http://on.fb.me/QRnKRB
  • Submit questions by replying to the Facebook post about the chat (posted 1 – 2 days before the event)
  • Join in on the conversation on October 17th at 3pm.

My L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Collection Skincare Challenge: Week 3


Moving on to week 3…

Last week, I introduced you to just one of the products in the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Collection, the Revitalift Deep Acting Moisturizer. I’m back this week with the remainder of the collection and details on how the challenge has been going. Let’s take a closer look at the Revitalift Triple Power Serum, and Revitalift Triple Power Eye Treatment!

Just to recap…

Revitalift Triple Power Collection is a trio of skincare products that promise to fight the visible signs of aging on three dimensions; by repairing wrinkles, re-densifying, and re-firming the skin. L’Oréal Paris incorporated a proprietary complex in the Revitalift Triple Power collection, Pro-Xylane™. It’s a 100% naturally-derived, biodegradable molecule extracted from the beech wood plant. This molecule was designed to penetrate deep into skin’s surface, and has been shown to enhance collagen production.

My skin’s needs…

I’m in my mid-thirties, and I’m starting to notice the development of fine lines (between my eyebrows), marionette lines (around the mouth), and fine lines (around my eyes). At the bare minimum, I need a facial moisturizer (day and night), eye cream, and sunscreen on a daily basis. This post will focus specifically on my experiences so far with the serum and eye cream. I’ve been using these products consistently, both day and night for two weeks, without the use of any other anti-aging products. [Read more…]

My L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Collection Skincare Challenge: Week 2


We’re on to week 2!

You might recall that last week, I introduced you to the new Revitalift Triple Power Collection from L’Oréal Paris. It’s time to start sharing my experiences (so far) with the products, and this week, I’m starting with the Revitalift Triple Power Deep-Acting Moisturizer. It promises to…

  • Repair wrinkles — Restore essential moisture to help repair each wrinkle.
  • Re-densify — Rebuild skin’s network to help restore skin’s youthful substance. In 4 weeks, skin has a more youthful density.
  • Re-firm — In 4 weeks, facial contours are firmer and more lifted.

Let’s take a closer look!

Ingredients…

This is a facial moisturizer for both day and night, and it contains a few key ingredients. L’Oréal Paris incorporated a proprietary complex in the Revitalift Triple Power collection, Pro-Xylane™. It’s a 100% naturally-derived, biodegradable molecule extracted from the beech wood plant. This molecule was designed to penetrate deep into skin’s surface, and has been shown to enhance collagen production. In addition, the moisturizer also contains hyaluronic acid (which has been shown in certain grades to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water), to encourage moisture in the skin where it needs it most.  [Read more…]

Review: Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50


You had me at SPF 50. If you know anything about me, I’m a sucker for sun protection.  After 2 weeks, this product has knocked my socks off.

Wear it alone, blend it with moisturizer, or try it mixed with your foundation—Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster has got you covered! I love this stuff because so many times I find a daytime lotion I love, but it lacks SPF. Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster can help fill in those gaps.

It doesn’t just protect your skin from sunburn, it contains UV Smart Booster Technology—which means it also protects your skin from free radicals. Dermalogica has encapsulated essential antioxidants vitamins C and E into a microcapsule that activates only when needed. So that means when your skin gets exposed to harmful UV rays, this stuff kicks into overtime to add extra protection.  [Read more…]

Is L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream the All-In-One Solution to Luminous, Even-Looking Skin?


Say hello to multi-tasking in a tube…

Earlier in the month, I introduced everyone to the new L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator. This new BB cream promises to be your all-in-one skincare hero by doing several things at once; by evening out your skin tone, providing luminosity and hydration, and correcting your complexion. I gave it a test drive over the past week on top of my daytime skincare regimen, and I’m back to share my thoughts!

L’Oréal Paris Youth Code BB Cream Illuminator

To start off, this is available in two shades; light, and medium. I find both shades to look a little warm once they’ve had a chance to sit on my skin, but they’re still pretty universal shades for fair-to-medium skin tones. I have fair skin with a lot of redness, and I thought light did a nice job of color-correcting some of that. Youth Code BB Cream doesn’t give a lot of coverage, and I find it wears a little more like a tinted moisturizer. So I couldn’t look to it to actually conceal, but the slight tint and luminous finish helped to diffuse my skin imperfections, which made it an easy item to grab in the morning to just rub in and go. [Read more…]

My L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Collection Skincare Challenge: Week 1


Okay, so my skin isn’t so youthful anymore…

It was about two months ago, that I looked at myself in one of my mirrored closet doors as I glanced across the room. And it was at that very moment, I realized, my skin isn’t looking as young or resilient as it once did. Sure, I’ve known my skin is aging for quite some time now—I’m 36—but I had that cringe of horror that maybe I should start to embrace or look into getting fillers at the dermatologist’s office. It was quite a humbling moment in my beauty career.

The main things I’m noticing (and driving me crazy)…

  • loss of youthful eye contour
  • loss of overall firmness of my skin
  • the start of marionette lines
  • slight creases between my eyebrows
  • some small wrinkles here and there

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Review: Dermalogica AGESmart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30


Editor’s note: Dilara, my favorite pal and mid-western chick checks in with how some of my fave beauty products perform in her part of the country. I hope you like her findings as much a I do!  Because Dilara RULES.–Amber

Dermalogica AGESmart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30

A primer is like underwear for your skin. If it is the right kind, you look your best. Dermalogica created AGE Smart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30 to ensure your skin will always look its best.

I loved the way this product smoothed and conditioned my skin almost immediately after applying it. Since it’s tinted, I decided to skip my moisturizer every time I used it and didn’t feel like I missed a beat. Add SPF 30 into the mix and I was thinking this could pretty much do it all.

AGE Smart SkinPerfect Primer contains a potent mix of white tea, peptides and Sodium Hyaluronate to protect skin from further damage while helping replenish skin’s collagen levels and help hydrate skin. Silica, Pearl Powder and Soy Protein work together to smooth and even skin tone.  Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide create the one-two punch to protect skin from harmful UV exposure.  If you’re thinking your skin could use some underwear, I highly suggest Dermalogica AGE Smart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30.

Bottom Line…

Smoothes skin, evens tone, protects from the sun—this product does it all.

Price & Availability…

$48. buy.dermalogica.com

An editorial sample was provided by the company and evaluated to determine our opinion of the product in this post. Please see the Disclosures page for further information regarding our policies for using editorial samples.

What’s New: Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye Youth Regenerating Eye Balm


If you’ve ever felt like there’s not an eye cream in the world that can handle the fragile, dry skin under your eyes—you’re in luck. (Because you know you’ve tried them all.) Kiehl’s just released the follow up product to their very popular Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream anti-aging moisturizer, and it’s a force to be reckoned with for aging, dehydrated skin. Rosa Arctica Eye is their answer to a “youth regenerating eye balm”, featuring “Resurrection Flower”. This rare flower, Haberlea Rhodopensis, survives in nature for over two years without water, and completely comes back to life within hours of receiving proper hydration. WOW.

From Kiehls…

The Resurrection Plant:
Some plants are capable of growing in drastic, harsh conditions. Among these is the category of plants known as “resurrection” plants, species that have developed the physiological and structural strategies to minimize water loss, dry out completely and survive periods of dryness for months. A resurrection plant is characterized by an ingenious protection system that makes it possible for the plant to survive the dry-out cycle by maintaining its cell structure, allowing it to emerge unharmed during the re-moisturization period. Specifically, Haberlea Rhodopensis, used in Kiehl’s formulas, is a unique plant estimated to be over 10,000 years old and believed to have survived the Ice Age. Found in the Rhodopes Mountains in Bulgaria, it is a member of the violet family and known by the locals as Silivryak or Orpheus flower.

Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye Balm has a rich, dense texture

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