December 2018

Anti-Aging Skin Regimens That Work

I’m always excited to sample the latest potions and lotions, especially when they work well. It’s a challenge to find great anti-aging skincare products that really make a difference. Recently, I’ve tried and tested two amazing face regimens that I love and are worth sharing.

Neil Sadick Park Avenue Prescription Starter Kit

A collaborative team of skincare experts and researchers including renowned dermatologist Neil Sadick developed this collection of three anti-aging face products based on in-office prescription treatments.  Each set contains a one-month supply of the products, all packaged in small pump bottles. The Protection Cream is meant to be used in the morning–it contains SPF 20 and protects the skin from environmental pollutants.  It’s also super hydrating and contains light-diffusing pigments to instantly improve the look of your skin.  The Reversal Serum should be used at night after cleansing. This product is full of anti-aging peptides and retinol to fight fine-lines and wrinkles. It also boosts your natural collagen.  Once absorbed, the Rejuvenation Cream is applied to reduce redness and age spots. All of the products are oil-free, lightweight and feel great on the skin.  Most importantly, they offer visible results!

BUY NOW, Sadick Dermatology Group Park Avenue Prescription, $70

Nia24 Intensive Healthy Skin Regimen

Photoaging is the number one cause of skin aging. I have to admit that I like to sunbathe, but will only do so in small doses these days when using a strong sunscreen. Nia24 recently developed new skincare products are that are specifically made for moderate to severely sun-damaged skin.  These products contain the award-winning Pro-Niacin molecule that is proven to visibly improve sunspots, skin tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. The package is made up of three products that include a cleanser, exfoliating serum and cream. The Gentle Cleansing Cream is non-foaming and has the perfect consistency.  It also removes face make-up very well. The Rapid Exfoliating Serum is a leave-on resurfacing treatment that nixes rough dry spots.  I found this product to be very unique–It gives you a light peel that is so good to use at night. The rich Intensive Recovery Complex is a deep moisturizing cream. All products are gentle and the patented system brings a useful and continuous-release form of Niacin to the skin.  I know I could certainly stand to reverse the sun damage I did to my skin as a teenager!

BUY NOW, Nia24 Intensive Healthy Skin Regimen, $54

Buy Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, $38

Buy Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, $38

  • Gentle moisturizing scrub treatment for the body
  • An entirely natural and stimulating exfoliant

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Body Washes We Love

Whether you need a wake-up call in the morning or a soothing bath after work, there is a body wash right for you. Instead of reaching for your AM coffee, try out a citrus-scented wash to perk you up. If you have sensitive skin and are in need of nutrients and hydration, try a creamy or oil-infused wash, sure to soften and revitalize your skin. No matter your budget, you’ll find one that’s perfect for your skin-type. They certainly beat using bar soaps!

1. Kio Kio- Citrus Petal and Tartara
Made with mineral-rich spring water, sustainably harvested plant extracts and organic ingredients from New Zealand this body wash not only does good for the body, but also the environment. The citrus petal and tartara scent is flowery with a hint of lemon to wake you up and soften your skin at the same time.
Buy Now, $31

2. L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil
iconImagine bathing or showering with a body wash that smells of sweet almonds and has an amazingly soothing feel to it! L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil is super moisturizing and made with 100% Provence Almond Oil. Besides cleansing and hydrating the skin, it’s also a favorite to use for shaving. Everyone who tries this product is addicted (including the guys)!
Buy Now, $24
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3. Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich™ Body Wash
Although almost all hotels leave an array of bath products for visitors to use, the quality is not always up to par. Hilton Hotels decided to commission Peter Thomas Roth to create a luxury line of unisex bath and body products that everyone would love. The body wash is full of vitamins A, B, and C, and it cleanses the skin while nourishing and revitalizing it. With its exfoliating beads and refreshing grapefruit scent, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation every time you use it!
Buy Now, $18

4. Lush- Creamed Almond and Coconut Shower Smoothie
This body wash is unique as it is more of a cream/moisturizer than a simple shower gel. Made with almond oil which is high in vitamin E, it is especially good for those who have naturally dry skin. Although it’s called an “almond and coconut smoothie”, it is not overpowering at all. Rather, it emits a subtle scent: a mix of vanilla, jasmine and ylang.
Buy Now, $18

5. Bliss Lemon + Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash + Bubbling Bath
Start off your morning in a great mood with this uplifting sage and lemon body wash by bliss. The easy-pump top allows for just enough lather in order to give you extremely soft, vitamin-rich skin. Formulated for even the most sensitive skin, this wash doubles as a bubble bath too!
Buy Now, $18

6. Booth’s Triple Action Bath, Shower & Hair Wash Revitalizing Rosemary Mint
Booth’s Triple Action Bath, Shower & Hair Wash is an all-in-one shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath. In a subtle Rosemary Mint scent, it’s perfect to perk you up in the morning and start off the day right. This product is not only convenient at home, but also for multi-tasking or travelers on the go!
Buy Now, $7

7. St. Ives Purify Exfoliating Body Wash
This exfoliating body wash isn’t harsh at all like many others, but cleans deep with tiny beads to renew the skins surface and softness. Made with sea kelp and mineral salts, this cleanser revives the skin with vitamins and anti-oxidants. Plus, it emits a soothing beachy scent that we love.
Buy Now, $3