Tag Archives: Moisturize

You Wanna Hold My Hand… NOW

Does the phrase “I want to hold your hand” make you think of those dry flakes? StriVectin to the Rescue! With a noticeable chill in the air this morning, I guess I cannot avoid the fact that spring is is creeping up slowly. I really enjoy this time of year, but my hands remain dry, dry, dry as if it’s still winter.

In an ongoing attempt to smooth out the rough patches and slough off those pesky flakes, I decided to try the StriVectin Hand Care Kit. Two easy steps promise to increase the skin’s cellular turnover, deliver optimal hydration, and reduce signs of aging. Hey, I just wanted to get rid of the dry flakes, but if it can do all this I’ll be a StriVectin customer for life!

First the ‘thermo-active’ exfoliant – superfine grains gently (yet effectively!) slough those flakes away leaving my now glowing hands smooth and soft. Following up with the StriVectin ultra rich hand cream provided that extra boost of moisture my skin desperately needed. My hands have never looked or felt better, and that noticeable improvement is after one use. I can’t wait to use it again in two days.

Signature Glow Kit – Kate Somerville

Kate Somerville Signature Glow KitThis kit is the perfect way to try the Kate Somerville collection. Plus, I’m a pushover when it comes to little jars and bottles. Consisting of three potent potions working together, this ‘try-me’ set definitely lives up to the beauty industry hype. The Kate in a Jar is your first step towards glowing. This exfoliant is great for sloughing off any flaky patches and feels divine. Then on to the Quench Hydrating Serum, and quench it does. Who knew my skin was so thirsty? Next comes the Deep Tissue Repair Moisturizer, and my skin is softer than ever. With just three steps to radiance, my skin is soft, supple and radiant. Thanks to Kate Somerville, I have my own signature glow, and I plan on keeping it.

Triology Rosehip Oil

Trilogy Rose Hip OilRight now I am loving this rosehip oil from Trilogy. Perfect for smoothing out dry skin, repairing sun damage and reducing the signs of premature ageing (not that any of us are worried about that), this 100% organic oil is super-fine and absorbs into your skin in an instant. It is also claims to assist your skin in repair and new growth as it provides essential nutrition and aides your natural moisture balance. Just the right consistency for a nighttime treat, this rosehip oil is gentle enough to use on your face, but effective enough to use on your body, providing the best botanical skin care while you sleep.

The Relativity of Dry Chapped Lips

Einstein Lip TherapyDo my lips get drier when the weather gets warmer? Or maybe that is just my excuse to get another lip balm. OK, maybe I already have a few (hundred) laying around, but I just can’t resist! My fave of the moment is Einstein Lip Therapy. It gives you intense moisture without that waxy, greasy feel. It’s jam packed with cocoa butter and vitamins A and E to heal those chaps and keep them away for good. No one wants to kiss you with dry lips. No one. This healthy balm is infused with vanilla and a hint of mint, sure to leave you kissable in no time, and the shine is delish!


Shield Your Skin

Skin MD Shielding LotionAs a self-proclaimed moisture junkie, I am never within 2 feet of a hand cream, body lotion or lip balm. Habit maybe, but in the winter, it’s an absolute necessity! In the colder months, my skin gets dry, dry, dry, and couple that with the super hot 20 minute showers and of course, I’m a super smoothing fanatic. Yes I like to moisturize, but if I have to do it so often, well, maybe what I’m using isn’t so great for this time of year? You can almost SEE the light bulb over my head, I know.Enter Skin MD Shielding Lotion. The first thing I can tell you is that it’s different than anything I’ve tried, and I’ve tried everything. I would really consider this skin care, not just an ordinary moisturizer. It’s ‘this close’ to being a treatment cream instead of a body lotion. But what’s so different?A shielding lotion not only restores moisture to your skin, but acts a protection layer, forming a barrier between the skin and the outside elements. This barrier allows the skin to moisturize itself, like it’s supposed to. What a concept, right?

Skin MD Shielding Lotion is lightweight and greaseless, and a little goes a long way. No need to pile it on. Nor do they recommend you do so. Just a tiny bit will cover a large area of skin, and not only soften and smooth, but keep it hydrated. That’s the part that blew me away. Hmm… a moisturizer that keeps your skin moisturized! I know, you see the light bulb again.

A thin layer will protect your hands all day! Even after you wash them, you can feel the Skin MD Shielding Lotion still there, working. And not in a greasy “now I can’t touch anything” way. It soaks right into your skin immediately, but later you can feel it there. It’s almost as if the texture of your skin is renewed. It really is that different.

I’ve been using it 2x a day for about a week now and I have really noticed a dramatic difference. My skin is definitely softer and more hydrated. It doesn’t have that ‘stripped’ rough, cold-weather feeling.

My true test? Working at a computer all day, I take a lot of notes and touch a lot of paper. (I know, I know, bad for the environment, I’m working on that!) Anyone who does this knows how dry your hands get. I have 3 different tubes of hand creams right in front of me now as I type this, but I haven’t touched them since the Skin MD.

If you have a constant battle with dry skin, you should give this a try, the only thing you have to lose is the flaking, the itching, the rough patches….You get the idea!

Check out what the manufacturer’s site says: “Skin MD Natural™ is promptly absorbed, without the slightest hint of any greasy or oily feeling or residue, transforming the outer layer of skin into a hydrating invisible shield.” Succinct and exactly right.
Bonus Points: It’s hypoallergenic, no animal testing, paraben free and non-comedogenic. What more could you ask for? Well, maybe a giant sized bottle so I don’t run out!