2 Exceptional “Creme de la Creams” of Skincare
These make great Mother’s day gifts, but they’re for you, too!
Mother’s Day is coming up next Month, so why not give your mother something really special, like one of these effective and exceptional, “Creme de la Creams” for her skin? Give her a beautiful jar of Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine cream Ultra-Rich and tell her how she inspires you, or give her confidence, with the new and effective, Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer from IT Cosmetics. Here are the details:
TELL HER SHE INSPIRES YOU: Spa products and at-home spa-centic products, are the signature of luxuriously pampering ELEMIS. Many are already in love with their Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (more on that in a moment), but in March 2016 they launched a limited edition Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich ($189.00 3.3 fl. oz.) in association with Women for Women International as part of their “She Inspires Me campaign”, an ongoing initiative run by the charity.
Women for Women International works with women whose lives have been torn apart by conflict, helping female survivors of war reclaim their lives by providing social and economic empowerment training to marginalized women in 8 countries: Nigeria, Rwanda, Syria Kosovo, Afghanistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria,
South Sudan. The Elemis Limited Edition cream helps fund a class of women in Afghanistan in a year-long program to help them get out of poverty. There was an Instagram campaign for International Women’s day on March 8th but you can still pay tribute to the woman who most inspires you: #SheInspiresMe, @ELEMISLtd and @WomenforWomen (Here’s my Instagram tribute).
This limited edition Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra Rich comes in an impressive package. A big, hard-sided, square white and turquoise box holds a large round 3.3. fl. oz turquoise jar with a shiny silver lid emblazoned with the tag line for this Women for Women International campaign: “She Inspires me.” The jar is beautiful, but as a beauty editor, I always prefer an oxygen-free pump to avoid contamination by fingers, air, etc. It is difficult to package a rich cream in a pump — not every product can be squished out of an oxygen-free pump, but the minute you open a jar this big it starts to degrade unless you use it up quickly. But still, the presentation is gift-able and impressive.
What’s more important is the cream inside, which is a richer (by that I mean more emollient) version of the original Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream. It reduces the depth of wrinkles, improves skin firmness, tones and hydrates skin in just 15 days with proven ingredients including: Padina Pavonica, Dermochlorella, Ginkgo Biloba, Porphyridium Cruentum, Absolutes of Rose and Mimosa. Always use upward stroking sweeping motions when applying moisturizer to the face. Rose is calming, Padina Pavonica is an algae in the Mediterranean that helps with moisturization, suppleness, firmness and elasticity. Ginkgo Biloba provides free-radical protection. Dermochlorella is another algae that stimulates the production of collagen. Mimosa is anti inflammatory, toning and astringent. There is a distinct, feminine floral scent from rose and mimosa which makes the cream more elegant, as long as you don’t mind fragrance. But the cream absorbs almost immediately and silkens skin in a flash. leaving you feeling exceptional. You can’t help but love it, and love the woman who gives it to you. Love yourself and buy a jar for your own use, too. Hurry, it’s limited edition, available at ELEMIS.com)
GIVE HER MORE CONFIDENCE: You can buy confidence, at least for your skin. Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer ($48.00 2 fl. oz.) is a fabulous new treatment moisturizer from one of my favorite brands, IT Cosmetics. This moisturizer helps improve the appearance of your skin’s texture while helping to minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. Even better, since it is hypoallergenic, non-irritating and Paraben-free, this non-cream works for all skin types, even those of us with sensitive skin. That means anyone can have smoother, hydrated, better and younger looking skin. If that doesn’t boost confidence, I don’t know what does!
Moisturization was immediate and significant (thank you IT Cosmetics, and goodbye dry Winter skin! Even better, the rich cream absorbs quickly without leaving any greasy residue behind. The product was developed with plastic surgeons, who certainly know what skin needs to regenerate. While we didn’t see that much immediate line filling and plumping, everyone’s skin is different. What we do know is that with regular use, the key ingredients in Confidence in a Cream including: ceramides, peptides, collagen, hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, and colloidal oatmeal should really help to improve the look, feel and texture of your skin and help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as all of the key ingredients are proven powerhouses of help for skin.
Use it twice a day, applying it with upward sweeping motions to face, neck, decollete, and anywhere your skin needs moisture. It’s easy to love. If there’s a downside, it’s the jar. Yes, we know, there are a lot of women who just feel more “pampered” opening a jar of cream, and perhaps this rich cream couldn’t be put in a pump. But this particular jar is quite heavy, so not great for travel, and of course, exposed to oxygen and pollutants. But it’s still a fabulous moisturizer with a nice fresh scent. Liking the product is half the battle as if you like the way the product smells, looks and feels, you’ll use it more often (regularly, hopefully) and thereby get the best results. Note that while this is billed as “Anti Aging Armour” women (and men) of any age can benefit from these ingredients, so if you are worried about your skin and you’re not of a certain age yet, even better. With Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer on dressing table, sink or night-stand, you are on your way to better skin no matter what. You can get Confidence in a cream on the IT Cosmetics Web Site and other place such as Ulta and QVC.