This Black Friday I am investing in my skin. As I get older one thing I really have been enjoying is spending a few minutes each day treating myself through good quality skincare. These Medical grade skincare recommendations include stronger ingredients than what you will find at Sephora.
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Skin Care Recommendations
When using skincare products, please know that it will take about 60 days to see results.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I just love skincare and trying new things. I have spent a lot of time reading up about these products as well as using some of them. If you have any questions, please ask your doctor.
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This product has been in my make up removing routine for years. I use this on my eyes and was amazed to hear that people use this all over their face to remove their make up! It is gentle and works well to remove make up.
Touted by many as their HG skin cleanser and that they will be lifetime fans, I love that this exfoliating wash comes with brightening power through beta and alpha-hydroxy acids.
There are so many strong and wonderful ingredients including: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sucrose Laurate, Vitamin C, Licorice and Lily Extract and Vitamin E.
My thoughts: The only downfall I’ve heard is that it can be a bit drying. Given that my skin is on the dryer side I plan to use this one at night.
Suggestion: Start using it 3 times a week, then slowly build up. You can also use this one at night and another cleanser in the morning.
Alternate option: If your skin is a bit sensitive then try out the Papaya Cleanser instead.
Buy it here: Brightening Facial Wash Use code: BLACK for 20-30% off.
P50 – I have been using P50 lotion by Biologique Recherche. Only select medical retailers sell it. I’ve been using the P50 PIGM version.
I’ve been using the Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense to work on some pigmentation I’ve been having. It’s been easy to apply and so far the results look promising.
Ingredients: Tranexamic Acid, Kojic Acid, Niacinamide and HEPES
Benefits: Reduces the appearance of skin discoloration, improve brightness, and minimize the reoccurrence of discoloration (with continued use). Results include 60% average improvement in the appearance of stubborn brown patches.
Buy it here: Skinceuticals Discoloration Defense Use code: BLACK for 20-30% off.
I’ve been using Skinceuticals HA Intensifier for a few weeks now and I’m already loving it. My skin does not feel dry and dehydrated anymore. I know this is going to be much loved for me in the winter too.
Key Ingredients: Proxylane, Licorice Root Extract, Purple Rice Extract and Hyaluronic Acid.
Benefits: Amplifies skin’s hyaluronic acid levels by 30%, reduces the look of crow’s feet, nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Buy it here: Skinceuticals HA Intensifier Use code: BLACK for 20-30% off.
Vitamin C Serum
Helps to give you a glow, a more even skin tone and a more youthful experience. It is infused with the patent-pending MelaPATH™ technology that illuminates, refines, rejuvenates and defends and corrects the skin-damaging effects of free radicals generated by Urban Dust and High Energy Visible light (HEV or blue light).
Ingredients: MelaPATH Technology, Sodium Caryboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Amino Acid Copper Complex, Goji Fruit Extract.
Benefits: Helps support the skins natural production of Vitamin C+E and corrects existing damage.
Buy it here:Revision C+ Correcting Complex 30% Use code: BLACK for 20-30% off.
Use this one if you have sensitive skin, otherwise I suggest the Skinceuticals one instead.
I’m not using this one, I am using the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic version.
This popular CE Ferulic is a favorite amongst many skincare guru’s. It is a holy grail product for good reason, it works! It is a vitamin C serum that provides environmental protection, lightens lines, firms skin and brightens your complexion.
I have been using the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic and LOVE it. I am purchasing another bottle.
Benefits: Great for dry, normal and sensitive skin types. It provides environmental proection by neutralizing damaging free radicals on the upper layer of your skin and prevents the impact of ozone damage to skin. It improves the appearance of lines and wrinkles and brightens skin complexion. Once it is absorbed the serum remains effective for 72 hours.
Buy it here: Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Use code: BLACK for 20-30% off.
This product came out before the Revox Wrinkle Line fighter and gives wonderful results.
Benefits: It utilizes seven different peptides to combat signs of aging, it tightens, tones and firms and softens expression lines around eyes, forehead and mouth.
Buy it here: Revox 7 Use code: BLACK for 20-30% off.
This is a great eye cream to use when you are pregnant, or breastfeeding a baby.
Benefits: It visibly reduces the apperange of sagging and wrinkles. It provides hydration and helps shield against free radicals. IT also supports the skin’s microbiome with prebiotic technology.
Buy it here: DEJ Eye CreamUse code: BLACK for 20-30% off.
This is something new I am trying and I am SO excited about it.
Inspired by 30 years of research, this cream, powered by the brand’s proprietary TFC8® complex, leaves skin looking and feeling smoother, softer and more supple. Deeply hydrating, it helps relieve dry skin, softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evens skin’s tone and texture. This moisturizer is loved by celebrities including Hailer Bieber.
Buy it here: Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream
This cult classic has a huge following of raving customers. I plan to use this one throughout the winter when I need an extra pick me up. Get Creme De La Mer for 35-45% off right now- expires soon
This popular sunscreen includes a tint and helps to correct, protect, conceal, brighten and hydrate your skin. It includes a blend of three peptides minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while vitamin C provides antioxidant benefits.
Ingredients: Octinoxate + Octisalate, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, a blend of three peptides, Vitamin C, White Birch Extract, Yeast Extract, Plankton Extract, and Coenzyme Q10.
Benefits: Moisturizes and blends with your skin tone, improves the appearance of fine lines, fights photo damage and provides broad spectrum UV Protection SPF 45.
Buy it here: Intellishade Sunscreen Use code: BLACK for 20-30% off.