It’s YOUR Skin: Skincare Products Review: Cleanse, Hydrate, Protect, Nourish, & Banish Breakouts
We love Summer, but without good skincare products, we don’t love what it can do to our skin. Heat, Humidity, perspiration, products, and more sunblock than usual, plus stress, travel, and dehydration, can all do bad things and even cause breakouts. While it takes us a while to actually test products, we’ve been hard at work doing just that.
This review features five special skincare products to help you pamper your skin: Cleanse, Hydrate, Protect, Nourish, & Banish Breakouts. Each of these skincare products does something different and in a unique way. We welcome your feedback!
Seriously Good Scented Soaps from SallyeAnder, No Surfactants:
At a Consumer Products Showcase for Editors, there was a very busy table surrounded by editors eager to learn about SallyeAnder Skincare products. This company has been making all natural, hand-made skincare items such as soaps and lip balms, for almost 35 years. The base of the chunky squares of fragrant soap is olive oil and soy, without artificial dyes or colors. They also don’t include artificial surfectants (they call them “latherants” in their press literature), so the big 5 oz. squares last longer.
Frankincense Soap For Sensitive, Oily Skin Great for Summer:
There are so many different types (I sniffed a few, they all smelled amazing), I can’t mention them all, except to say that I zoomed in on a beige and green speckled Frankincense Soap for sensitive, oily skin that I think would be particularly great for Summer. It has Frankincense Sap, Citrus blend, spikenard and frankincense essential oils. SallyeAnder is located in Beacon New York (adorable town if you get a chance to visit). Prices start at $5.00. Check out: http://sallyeander.com/
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A Special Powerhouse Sunblock from Neostrata!
Advicesisters.com has suggested dozens of sun blocks and sun protection skin care products this season…and we’re not done yet!
NeoStrata’s Sheer Hydration Wit Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 ($48.00 1.75 fl. oz.) has been on our radar to share with you for a while, and it’s special. This SPF 35 is not just a sunblock, it is a moisturizing skincare product in a plastic pump bottle that also helps to control and reduce oiliness while providing broad spectrum sunscreen protection. When was the last time you found a sunblock that could do
When was the last time you found a sunblock that could do this ?(usually, it’s just the opposite). The key iis Phytotal®, a botanical blend, that helps to control and reduce oiliness without irritation.
A Beauty Treatment Powerhouse:
NeoStrata’s didn’t stop there. They included NeoGlucosamine®, clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of dark spots (a challenge in any skincare product) and the ingredients also hep to even skin tone and improve skin firmness. In our test, the thick lotion absorbed quickly and completely. The only downside might be a slight chemical smell from the actives: 7.5% octinoxate, 5% octisalate and 3% avobenzone. The petite pump bottle is good for travel, too. For more information visit the Neostrata Web Site
Apothederm Banishes Breakouts With A Formula Good for Adults:
Sweat, sunblocks, and stress can make Summer a breeding ground for adult breakouts, even if you don’t normally get them. When breakouts blossom you need help!
There are plenty of powerhouse salicylic acid-based acne products for kids, but what if you want an effective way to handle adult breakout? These require a more gentle and sometimes sophisticated product. One that we found at a Beautypress Editor’s event that we really like for adults (although your teens can use it as well) is Apothederm Acne Clarifying Treatment ($32.59 1 oz.). This product doesn’t just deal with breakouts, it also minimizes pore size and works to keep your skin balanced.
What we really like about this skincare product is that it’s not gooey or tinted or smelly. The lightweight formula in a pump bottle has beta hydroxy acid and SmartPeptide®. A lightweight clear liquid is oil-free, fragrance free and dermatologist tested. 1% salicylic acid is enough to dry the zits without making your skin flaky and irritated. Use it once a day to start and increase it up to 3x per day if tolerated and required, and those breakouts should be gone quickly. For more information visit the Apothoderm Web Site
A Hand Cream That You’ll Really Want to Use, From Phytomer:
One of the objections we’ve heard about hand creams from our readers is that once you apply it, your hands are so slippery and greasy you are held captive until it is absorbed or your wipe it off (which kind of defeats the purpose). Phytomer’s OLÉOCRÈME Ultra-Nourishing Hand Cream ($38.00 1.6 fl. oz.) works hard to protect dry, damaged hands but it absorbs so quickly, you’ll be amazed!
The rich cream with a light, pleasant, fresh citrus scent features a nourishing marine oil duo of Mekabu oil and glasswort oil plus shea butter. Your skin will feel soft and hydrated, but not slippery or greasy. Even better, the hand cream continues to nurture your skin, even after hand washing does take place. Genius!
While the tube is travel-friendly, it could be improved even more by replacing the screw on/off cap with a pump (just saying!).
Uh, What is Mekabu Oil?
Fyi: Mekabu oil is an oil extract from Weaving Algae, a laminar algae with exceptional moisturizing properties. Obtained by an eco-friendly supercritical CO2 extraction method, this oil acts on the stratum corneum and the Dermal-Epidermal Junction (DEJ) to fight against dehydration. Glasswort Oil also comes from a marine plant and helps to restore an ideal skin hydro balance. You can buy this fabulous hand cream and all the fabulous Phytomer skincare products at select spas in the United States and on the Phytomer Web Site
An Elegant Super-Hydrating Facial Mask from VIE Collection:
Advicesissters.com is a big fan of the luxe, spa products of VIE. If you are a lover of masks, and of the sun, you’ll definitely want to know about the Vie Collection Mesoforce Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin Mask ($72.50 1.6 fl. oz.). This unique facial mask was inspired by mesotherapy, an anti-aging treatment that injects vitamins, hyaluronic acid and antioxidants into skin. Smooth it on your face for 10 minutes and let a cocktail of vitamins and hyaluronic acid to hydrate your skin while adding all sorts of skin-loving benefits: Vitamin C boosts collagen production; Vitamin B5 enhances skin health; Vitamin E brightens and Hyaluronic acid intensely hydrates.
Too Much Fun in the Sun? You Need This!
This is the perfect pick me up mid-Summer if you’ve been indulging just a bit too much in the sun. Well, it’s really good anytime, but the three different types of hyaluronic acid may really help to revitalize your skin if it’s been sabotaged. Without going into great technical detail it’s the hyaluronic acid trio that does the trick:The key ingredients are High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (strengthens skin ad helps firm it); Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (swells on contact with water to fill out fine lines due to dehydration and smoking/sun/pollution); and Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (expands on contact with water to add volume to hollow areas and fill in deep wrinkles).
Help From A Trio Of Hyaluronic Acids:
Without going into great technical detail it’s the hyaluronic acid trio that helps: The key ingredients are High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (strengthens skin and helps firm it); Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (swells on contact with water to fill out fine lines due to dehydration and smoking/sun/pollution); and Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid (expands on contact with water to add volume to hollow areas and fill in deep wrinkles). To purchase visit select spas in the United States or www.lespausa.com