Friday, November 15, 2013

fall beauty: products to get {and keep} skin hydrated & healthy

this time of year brings a whole new set of skin challenges ~ it's important to give it extra special attention with products that will nourish and moisturize, from head to toe. since there are so many products out there, i thought you'd like to know which of them i'm loving {not because i'm so important but, hopefully, because you think of me as a good friend and you want my suggestions}, then decide which, if any, of them would be worth trying out for yourself. 

take a look…

it's always a great idea to incorporate an exfoliating product in your skincare life, year round. that said, i like to change the type of exfoliation i use from season to season. because my skin is changing {i'm not getting any younger, you know, LOL}, it's important that i get as much hydration and moisture in my skin to keep it looking fresh and smooth. one product i'm loving for this is Zensation Ultra Silky Rose Exfoliating Cream; it boasts key ingredients like sunflower seed oil, lavender, shea butter, and rose flower extract; the texture is like a fine sand, and leaves my skin feeling pampered, smooth and looking radiant and glowy.

made with a high concentration of biotechnological water rich in proteins, acids, vitamins and minerals {extracted from spirulina, a harvested green algae}, Natra Bisse Oxygen gel is an uber-luxurious facial gel that i fell in love with {and am now completely out of}. it came to me by way of a SpaceNK bag of samples {also offered to consumers} that was part of a promo for one of their celebratory beauty events earlier this year. the small sample i received in that bag of goodies lasted many weeks, and my skin is better for it. it will be a splurge, but i definitely plan to purchase it for myself!

RoC Skincare offers many amazing, highly effective treatments, creams, serums and the like. three i'm loving the most over the past several weeks include the Daily Resurfacing Disks {dual-sided and self-foaming for cleansing and light exfoliation}, which have really helped even out my skin tone {thanks to its retinol-infused formula}. they're also for diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, but since i'm kind already minimally wrinkled, didn't notice a difference in that area. 

i've also been using RoC Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer and Night Cream, which sounds like a waste of time {minimal wrinkles, remember?}, but the Day Cream has an spf 30 and the Night cream is just rich enough to aid in moisturizing and hydrating my skin as i sleep. plus, they both also contain retinol, which isn't just for wrinkles, but fabulous at treating and combating skin discoloration and uneven tone.

Laura Mercier ultra-whipped scented souffle body cremes provide luxurious all-day moisture protection without being too heavy or greasy. these are so incredibly delish smelling, and my skin always feels beyond divine after i use it. there are five scents that are sold separately, but currently four of these lovely gems are offered as set in the holiday 2013 Sampler Collection featuring Laura's fave scents: Almond Coconut Milk, Ambre Vanillé, Fresh Fig and Crème de Pistache. yum!!!

the Pangea Organics Indian Lemongrass with Rosemary body lotion and Italian White Sage body oil have been pampering my skin for a couple of weeks now and i am in love. not only are all of the ingredients all-natural, but there's nothing in them that don't have a purpose. the scents are invigorating yet relaxing and antioxidant-rich…love, love, love

Waxelene is a petroleum jelly alternative that has been working overtime for me because it's such an incredible multitasking product. i received some in a purse-friendly tube, but it's also offered in a jar {little goes a long way!!}. from treating dry my lips and cuticles to keeping rough heels and elbows away, this smells-like-fresh-honey balm is a must have!

Bare Love Body Luxury Body Fuel is a non-greasy treatment formulated with the brand's exclusive OlioLove Technology to transform and give skin the essential nutrients it needs, especially if it's dehydrated. the fast-absorbing body fuel can be used it at any point of your day, but is best when used right after a shower for fabulous moisture and added skin protection.

what skincare gems have you been {or always use} to keep your skin feeling its best during this season?

all products featured were sent to me for review consideration; all opinions are my own; pics taken by me :)

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