LOVES for your SKIN

“Did you get botox?” my oldest sister asked. I was a little taken aback, then thrilled. Whatever I was doing was working!  Naturally, I told her about some of my favorite products that I have been so blessed with here at the magazine.  I also didn’t have the heart to remind her that I was almost 20 years younger than her but then  it occurred to me she wasn’t the only person commenting.

So here you go everyone….a list of my favorite products.  I try to use them seasonally, switching them out and then revisiting.  I’ve never really been one for a “skin regime”.  I mean honestly, my knowledge of skin care is serum before moisturizer and to remember to wash my face every night sometimes using an exfoliant or face brush polisher.

Naturally, everyone’s skin is different so you have to try and try again until you start to notice differences in your skin’s appearance or people just simply keep asking you “What have you done?”

Skin upkeep

Let’s start with my most favorite skin care device ever created….I’m lazy, I love it.

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SMART technology enables the Smart Profile device to read the two new smart enabled brush heads and to automatically adjust between gentle and deep cleansing for an optimal head-to-toe experience.
EASIER: Brush Head replacement indicator illuminates to prompt you when it is time to replace the brush head.* Speed auto-adjusts 
MORE POWERFUL: Amplified turbo speed removes makeup 11x better than hands alone delivering superior cleansing results.

Murad renewing Cleansing Cream
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This ultra-moisturizing, pearlized wash gently exfoliates to renew skin’s natural moisture barrier and restore a youthful glow.

AMARTE aqua mist toner

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Aqua Mist® Toner is an uplifting antioxidant citrus spray mist that delivers an instant complexion boost.

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Radiance-Boosting MaskmaskScreen Shot 2015-11-02 at 1.24.22 PM


A luxurious gel mask for the perfect, pre-makeup prep. Rich in 3D silicone elastomers, Auto Pilot Radiance-Boosting Mask softens and smooths while delivering a line-blurring moisture boost thanks to Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E. Skin looks and feels new and improved with a velvety matte finish, the perfect base for makeup.

Baborganic De-Stressing Fluid Active concentrate for irritated, stressed skin
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 $72 Calms skin instantly, relieves redness

Daily usage moisturizers + serums

VINE VERA Resveratrol Skin Care Cabernet High-Potency Cream

This is my favorite, can’t live without.

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This unique ultra-light cream will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and radiant. Infused with derivatives of vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate) and vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima Oil), seaweed Extract (Laminaria Japonica Extract) along with Resveratrol Ferment Extract, this fabulous cream will help fight the signs of aging.


Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
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Flawless and fabulous in just one step. This invisible skin perfecting shield blends together advanced treatment, primer and SPF technologies to immediately blur and protect while combating the signs of aging. The barley oil used in this formula is a naturally gluten-free substance.


Restor8 Replenishing Serum


Restor8 Replenishing Serum

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This silky serum utilizes the proprietary Restor8™ Complex to address eight signs of aging: wrinkles and sagging skin, dehydration and lack of volume, dullness and uneven pigmentation, roughness and enlarged pores.

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Turn back time with this breakthrough treatment in anti-aging. This concentrated serum works with the skin’s own renewal cycle reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, while repairing and preserving the skin’s natural vitality. Now offered as a single vial. Results are visible within in 1 week.

SkinCeuticals Renew Overnight Dry skin-refining MoisturizerScreen Shot 2015-11-02 at 1.13.25 PM


Ideal for normal or dry skin, this nighttime skin-refining moisturizer contains a 10% hydroxy acid blend to gently exfoliate the skin for a healthier appearance.

FRESH Creme Ancienne Eye Cream
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The ultimate in age-delay for the delicate eye area. It is proven to visibly reduce the signs of aging, diminish puffiness and under-eye circles, and provide supreme nourishment.

BIOELEMENTS Oxygenation Moisturizer

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Apply to entire face and neck, day or night. Apply after exfoliation or a treatment mask – Our stabilized hydrogen peroxide formula infuses tired, aging skin with much-needed oxygen – waking it up with renewed radiance.


Ladies please.  If you haven’t heard of TOM FORD I don’t know what to tell you.  This product is a miracle in a bottle.

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Tom Ford believes a flawless complexion is the essential first step to a balanced, symmetrical face. The Traceless Perfection Foundation is a natural-finish, longwearing, humidity-resistant foundation that hydrates and evens your skin tone, creating a flawless, supple, poreless canvas with medium-to-full coverage. Its formula includes the nourishing Tom Ford Infusing Complex to help smooth and renew skin while helping diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

DERMALOGICA SkinPerfect primer spf 30 illuminating makeup prep

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Smooth away fine lines, brighten and prime for flawless skin and to prep for make-up application. Velvety silicones combine with Soy Protein to even out skin texture, as natural minerals provide a neutral tint to balance skin tone and enhance luminosity and radiance.



This silky serum utilizes the proprietary Restor8 Complex to address eight signs of aging: wrinkles and sagging skin, dehydration and lack of volume, dullness and uneven pigmentation, roughness and enlarged pores. A sophisticated concentration of Vitamins, Nutrients, Peptides, and Antioxidants helps to smooth and firm, moisturize and plump, even out skin tone, and refine texture.

Restor8 is a proprietary complex of rare ingredients that produces a wide array of anti-aging benefits, including:

  • Dramatically diminishing the appearance of expression lines and firming sagging skin
  • Enhancing the skin’s lipid moisture barrier and locking in essential hydration to plump up skin
  • Improving the skin’s reflective ability in order to mask skin imperfections, while reducing redness and dark spots
  • Smoothing skin and evening out texture and tone
  • Oil-free formula is ideal for all skin types

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