I’ve had many requests to share my skincare routine. I know I review lots of individual products, but I thought I would let you what I use in the morning and at night, why I use them, and what they do. I hope you enjoy the video, it’s over ten minutes long but I manage to squeeze tons of info in! Seriously, it takes a lot of stuff to look this natural. KIDDING.
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Just wanted to post a quick post on my recent Fall 2012 faves. I finally took the plunge and got Clé de Peau Concealer- what kind of beauty blogger would I be if I didn’t? It is all I dreamt of and more. Applies like a dream, gives impeccable coverage and lasts all day without caking or wearing. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? When I look at my pile of concealers that have not lived up to their promises, I’d say yes. Plus a little goes a long way so the CPU (Cost Per Use) numbers make sense as well. I got a chance to try the Becca Beach Tint cheek colour while perusing the lovely beauty offerings at Portofino Tanning in Beverly Hills while my girlfriend got a spray tan. FYI- best and most natural spray tan I have ever seen, by the way. Wow. Anyways, the gorgeous girls at the salon recommended this blush gel, and I LOVE it. Grapefruit is the perfect pinky coral tone for medium skin tone blondes, and it looks GORGEOUS on the lips too. I layer the Sara Happ Lip Slip on top. Ok- how did I not know about this product? Soft, cushy kissable lips that look full and gorgeous, with no plumping ingredients or actions? Wow. It’s the perfect pink lip balm/gloss. Not too sticky and with the perfect amount of sheen. I grabbed the California Tan bronzing powder as well. It is the *perfect* tan shade for my face without adding shimmer or a too baked look. A new staple in my make up collection. I’ve waxed poetically about Chanel Le Vernis Frenzy and Suspicious here…
Skincare for fall is important. Our skin is adjusting to changing temperatures and moisture/humidity levels, and is recovering from sun and wind. Even a judicious applier of sunscreen (like me!) needs to treat our skin kindly after summer. My skin is soaking up every drop of Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel, creating a perfect base for my standard Vichy PROeven during the day, and my NeoStrata Level 3 Lotion is exfoliating all the dry dead skin cells left over from summer while keeping my pores squeaky clean at night. A simple glycolic acid exfoliator, the NeoStrata also reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. Ok- Rodin Olio Lusso- can we talk? This stuff is divine and more importantly, it works, despite my concerns that it was all hype. I am using the face oil at night on my neck and wake up with moist dewy skin. It is a thick rich oil that leaves only the most lovely skin behind. I bought a perfect little Rodin travel set at Gee Beauty in Toronto and have a large sized bottle of the Rodin Olio Lusso in my future.
I grabbed a little bottle of Malin & Goetz Synthesized Musk and am seriously in love with this subtle and soft skin scent. It is similar to Kiehl’s Musk, but softer and a bit soapier or cleaner. It stays very close to the skin, and adds a sexy delicious sweetness to any perfume you might want to layer with it. The 30 ml bottle is perfect for the purse, and I love the clean white design of the Malin & Goetz line.
What are your fall faves…so far?
I am loving Skinceuticals more and more with every product I use. My latest love is for their moisturizing serum, Skinceuticals Hydrating B5 Gel. I am in love with this serum and can’t imagine being without it. It’s full of the goodness of healing and skin repairing B5, and helps bind moisture to the skin with hyaluronic acid. These simple and amazingly effective ingredients have helped my skin stay smooth and supple. Even after hot summer days of sun, sweating, swimming and just generally feeling dehydrated, this lovely soothing serum gives my skin a dewy glow.
It is recommended as a product to use in conjunction with a Vitamin C (brightening) product and it does seem to work beautifully with my skin routine. I may layer it with a slightly richer cream come the dry and mean days of winter, but for now, this serum is just what the doctor ordered. I am seriously in love with the simplicity and honesty of the Skinceuticals line. There are no empty promises, just simple effective products that deliver on what they promise. Verdict on the Hydrating B5 Gel? Love.