Posts Tagged ‘moisturizer’
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.
Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
In the past there was an emphasis on treating wrinkles and fine lines. Now the emphasis is more so on evening skin tone. One of the many products that promises to do just that is the Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Night Moisturizer. It has proven ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Retinol. But the glucose complex is what makes Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer different. The glucose complex actually gives a boost to the retinol. According to the box results appear in one week. We did notice more clarity and even tone in one week. However, for very dark spots this product needs a few weeks, and the results are more of a slow evolution. In general, for a non-prescription product it’s pretty good. Although this product is supposed to be gentle enough for daily use, one of our testers with sensitive skin found it to be a little drying and irritating. As with any retinol product, those with sensitive skin can benefit from gradually introducing the product to the skin instead of suddenly using it daily. We also found that Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Moisturizer pairs really nicely with other moisturizers. You get the refined pores and improved complexion but not the dryness.
Tip: Hyperpigmentation is commonly caused by sun damage, and products like these can make your skin more vulnerable. Protect your results and prevent more damage by wearing sunscreen if you’re not already while treating your skin.
Saturday, January 18th, 2014
When you have dry lips it’s nice to reach for something a little more fun than Chapstick or Carmex every once in awhile. We tried CoverGirl’s Lipslicks Smoochies Lip Balm which moisturizes your lips and leaves behind a little bit of color. The color also has a bit of shimmer. This product isn’t quite heavy duty enough to deal with serious chapped lips, but it does the job for everyday use.
Tip: Are your lips really dry? Try making a homemade balm by combining one teaspoon each of honey and beeswax, several drops of tea tree and lavender oils, and the liquid from a Vitamin E capsule.
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.