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My New Face Serum and are They Worth It?

My new fave serum is Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II by Estee Lauder. Prior to this new formulation of this serum, I had used it before and got a bad reaction to it. Rash, redness, bumps and a week’s worth of trying to calm it down with moisture masks and soothing, mineral water spray and plus not being able to wear any makeup, but a tinted moisturizer. I said I would never try it again for obvious reasons. Did I also mention that I never had a reaction to anything before this, so I was very surprised about this myself.
That was about 3 years ago. So when this new formulation came out, I was really hesitate to try it out myself. The reviews and what people were saying about it made me eventually break down and try it. And I am glad to report today that I am enjoying this serum second time around. I have been using it so far for a couple of weeks and my skin is hydrated and looks less fatigued.

The serum is great for all skin types and great for any age as it helps with skin tone, signs of aging and hydrates. With hyaluronic acid and their Chronolux CB technology, it literally synchronizes your skin. Because as you age and external aggressors affect your skin, it can look dull, tired and uneven looking. Plus every 28 days your skin sloughs off naturally but not evenly, especially when you get older. That’s where peels and scrubbing comes in. What this serum helps to do is repair the network of your skin or synchronize it, so when you srub, peel or when the natural process of shedding your skin happens, it can reveal a more even and healthier looking skin.
Do I think serums are worth it? Damn right I do! Here’s why:

You get results a bit faster in conjunction with moisturizer or by itself versus not using it all.
It goes deep into the skin, because of the smaller molecules in the serum so it hydrates better
Any skin type can benefit from using a serum.

These are just a few reason why serums are so awesome. As of right now for me, I use it every night and most of the time I wear it alone. Once in a while I do layer it with a hydrating oil free lotion, as my skin does feel dehydrated during the winter months. But I do have oily skin, this is why I can get away with wearing a serum alone. Only you know what your skin needs, so play around with your skincare, because there is so much out there. And for me, that is the fun part.
Until next time, have a good day beauties!

This entry was posted on January 26, 2017, in Skincare.

Welcome to my New Home Beauties!

It’s hard to choose the right product, be it skincare or makeup. But when you finally find the right one, you hope it meets all your expectations, even exceeds them. You get home so excited to use them right away. Now what? Well now you have the waiting game. Makeup is different. You pretty much know what you want, whether it’s the latest voluminous, mascara, because yours is running out. Or a classic, nude lipstick that fits your everyday wardrobe. That is basically an immediate reward and you’re done.
Now the hard part is purchasing that new skin cream you’ve heard that does miracles, even does the job all in this one cream. You’ve heard great things about it in blogs (like mine) even from your friends who have used it and them say its fab. You take the plunge and go for it. Now what? Well here is two serums that I took the plunge and here are the reviews.
First up, the Lancome Dreamtone corrector #3 for dark skin tones. A day serum, because of the pinky, pearlescent hue to it, it blurred the look of dark spots and lines and gave the skin a uniform, even look to it. It was also a great base to your makeup, because it gave you that lit from within glow we all want for our face.
Instantly my skin looked less fatigued and brighter. But over time it treated my acne scars and evened out my skin tone. The even better part about it is that I wore less foundation! A girl’s dream come true!
There are three to choose. 1 being for fair skin tones, 2 for light to medium and 3 for dark skin tones. They are different in coloring, as they do adapt to your skin tone, so ask just in case you’re not sure which one is the right one for you.

Next we have Elizabeth Arden’s Prevage clarity (later discontinued because I went to repurchase but now they have only anti-aging daily serum which is basically the same thing, but bought something else because I’ll try anything different) this exclusive line that packs a punch and it works!. This serum does everything for you, all you need to do is put it on.
I personally used it at night, but you can use it day and night. Because of the potent ingredient that is one of the strongest antioxidants, Idebenone, it protects your skin from environmental aggressors such as pollution and smoke, plus it evens out skin tone, softens minor scars and helps with minimizing wrinkles. Yes it does it all and that’s why I loved it.
It did take me awhile to see the results, but by 2 and half month mark, my acne marks faded and my skin was brighter. In the end, I fell in love with it.
Now that both serums are finally done, I have to go on the search for another great find. Stayed tuned and ill reveal my next big find. Have a good day beauties!

This entry was posted on January 20, 2017, in Skincare.