Posts Tagged ‘anti age’
Friday, July 4th, 2014
RoC® is a well-respected anti-aging drugstore brand, so we tried their MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30. Why is it called 5 in 1? It’s supposed to fight discoloration, sagging, dryness, dull tone, and wrinkles. Fortunately, this product turned out to be a winner in particular with sagging, skin tone, and wrinkles. The product works because of HEXINOL technology. We looked it up and found out that it has molecules that improve aging, but not what it actually is. We’re curious to know what the actual ingredients are.
Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Wrinkles. Lines. Pores. L’Oreal Revitalift Miracle Blur promises to get rid of the appearance of them all at once. So what IS this product exactly? It’s many things at once. First it has an SPF of 30, which we love about this product. Especially considering that it’s unlikely that any of us are using the sun protection we’re supposed to! But also the texture fills in your pores and lines, and then it contains ingredients that reflect light to make a blurring effect. So at the end of the day, this is a primer with sunscreen. The consistency is like a gel and cream hybrid, and of course it has a pleasant scent. Since Miracle Blur provides a matte finish, one tester with oily skin really liked it. It provides an extra layer to ensure your makeup doesn’t dissipate from the oils of your skin. It gives a general improvement in the appearance of your skin, so if you don’t like wearing makeup or if you’re going to the gym and want something more than a bare face, Miracle Blur is great to use. Since this is yet another step in skincare (Miracle Blur should be applied after moisturizer), it may be a turnoff for those who don’t want to spend more time getting ready or who don’t want too many layers of product on their skin. Our suggestion? Use it for days where you’re not wearing makeup or when you really need your makeup to be perfect and last all day.
See more of our L’Oreal posts here.
Tip: Have a problem with your makeup settling into wrinkles? Don’t bother with powder as that exacerbates the problem. Instead, use a primer, then a liquid foundation, and a makeup setting spray.
Sunday, May 18th, 2014
If you’re really into taking care of your eye area, you may be interested in Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Eye Cream & Lash Serum Duo, which helps your eyes look younger and brighter in just one week. We tried the duo, and admittedly it’s not a huge time saver as there are two steps. The eye cream packaging is great. Instead of a pot that is prone to contamination by continually dipping your fingers, it’s a small tube that allows you to ration out a perfect amount. The consistency is not as thick as we thought it would be since it’s a cream. However, it’s a very powerful moisturizer and plays nicely with makeup. It contains the Olay Advanced Amino-peptide Complex + hydra firming complex which is supposed to penetrate deeply into the skin surface and the eye area. The lash serum is fun to use because it separates and coats your eye lashes, so you may be tempted to go without mascara. The serum didn’t help with growth but definitely made the most of existing lashes. The glycerin formula is basically a lash conditioner. All in all, if you have the time, this product is a good step toward beautiful eyes.
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
We appreciate that Salma Hayek’s beauty product line, Nuance, contains natural ingredients. The latest product we tried is the AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream. This contains tepezcohuite, which is a type of tree that ancient Mayans sourced for skin treatment. The upside of this cream is that it’s only $5, but the downside at only .265 oz, this will be the smallest container in your beauty cabinet. We actually liked the size since it’s not very sanitary to dip your fingers in a container of moisturizer for months on end. Our verdict is that this product works as well as pricier products in the anti-age arena. Hydration wise, this works well enough and is not very greasy. If you have extremely dry skin you may need more moisture.
Tip: If your skin needs more moisture than your favorite anti-age cream provides, try layering with a skin oil. For example Bio-Oil works well in conjunction with other products.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Night Cream claims to do a lot of things, improve skin texture, expression lines, photo damage, wrinkles, and radiance. It contains retinol and hyaluronic acid, which of course you know are proven anti-age ingredients. What makes this product different is that it allows people with sensitive skin to take advantage of these ingredients. Retinol is a very irritating product, and you can build up a resistance to it by introducing it to your skin gradually. However those with sensitive skin may find that they can’t use it at all. We tried this on sensitive skin and found it to be far less irritating than regular products. Since this product is geared toward sensitive skin, don’t expect dramatic results right away. After two weeks we saw skin texture and radiance improvement, but no immense improvement in wrinkles.
Tip: This product seems to work even better when combined with a regular anti-aging cream.