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Kiehl’s Abyssine Cream

Kiehl's Abyssine CreamI’ve heard so much buzz about Kiehls Abyssine Cream, I had to try it, and let me tell you, what I’ve heard is true! It’s a gentle formulation that is supposed to help deter the effects of aging on the skin, while providing instant moisture. Well, this cream lives up to it’s claim, and you will see the difference after one usage. Created from naturally-derived ingredients such as Abyssine, a survival molecule which thrives under the extreme conditions in hydrothermal ocean vents, helps soothe and protect skin, Aminokine (Soy) and Phytopeptides (Wheat), help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin firmness and elasticity. Also packed with moisturizers and antioxidants such as Apricot Kernel Oil, Polytocopherols and Gingko Extract, this cream left my skin radiant!


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.

Ahava Advanced Mud Masque

Ahava Advanced Mud MasqueWhy not treat your face to a masque from Ahava? I’m usually pressed for time, and this is like getting a professional facial in just minutes! Made from a natural combination of Dead Sea mud, water, and minerals this masque will deeply cleanse your face while extracting impurities. After rinsing off, my face is tight, toned, and refreshed. Not to mention soft! This masque smooths on like a dream and rinses off without scrubbing… and it restores your skin with revitalizing essential minerals. Avaha has made a believer out of me.

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!