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Thalgo Deep Cleansing Mask

Mother’s Day has come and gone.  Have you mothers out there remembered to treat yourselves?  If not, buy yourself a bouquet in the form of this floral-scented deep cleansing mask by Thalgo

This creamy concoction spreads smoothly and evenly, and dries fast.  After rinsing it off my skin felt squeaky clean.  The oil in my problematic t-zone?  Neutralized.

Kinerase Cream

Once upon a time, Kinerase products were only available through a dermatologist.  Due to popular demand, this high-end product is now available through fine beauty retailers as well.

Kinerase Cream has quickly become a favorite product of mine.  It moisturizes deeply without feeling heavy or oily.  The best part- there’s a version of this product for everyone.  Normal to dry skin can opt for the cream form.  Normal to oily skin can opt for the lotion.  Need an SPF added, for daytime use?  Well, Kinerase has thought of it and they have that too!

Kinerase C6 Peptide

She’s been your anal-retentive "friend" for years.  Courtney Cox, who will turn 43 on June 15th, is no spring chicken.  Yet, she looks like one.  Her flawless porcelain skin makes me think "I’ll do whatever SHE’S doing" even if it means drinking blood.

Luckily, nothing that drastic is necessary.  What Courtney is doing is quite simple…  she’s using Kinerase.  As of about 3 weeks ago, so am I.

Three months ago, upon looking in the mirror, I noticed some distinct lines between my brows.  Years of furrowing my brow at people in a "what are you, crazy?" expression had finally taken its toll.  But, in the short time that I’ve used C6 Peptide, my fine lines have been minimized and my skin is looking radiant.  Even the deeper lines between my brows are not as noticeable.

But don’t take my word for it.  I slid some samples my Mom’s way, and she reported back that since using the product her skin is markedly softer, firmer and wrinkles are less apparent.

Blotting Papers

Warmer days and shinier skin go hand-in-hand.  Blotting paper is a quick and easy way to mattify the t-zone.  Simply blot the offending areas and toss the paper.  Your look will be instantly refreshed.

E.L.F. Shine Eraser is my new blotter of choice.  At only $1 per package, you can stock up on enough for the entire summer and still have money to spare for all of the iced tea you’ll need to cool down!

Soy Indulgence Moisturizing Candles

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, Stumbling upon this locally-made travel candle was luck.  Its small lidded container makes it perfect for mess-free travel.  Light it when you settle into your hotel room for the night to freshen the air and create a tranquil environment.  Before sleep, blow out the candle and use the all-natural wax concoction on your elbows, cuticles or feet.  Anywhere you need extra moisturizing overnight!

Sephora Sun Safety Kit, a $67 value for only $22!

This $22 kit offered by Sephora contains product valuing $67, and contains eight travel-sized sun protection products for your vacation to that tropical destination (all of the products are FAA friendly)!  If the price tag and variety don’t tempt you…  How about this?  Sephora will donate 100% of the net profits from this sale ($18.23) to the Skin Cancer Foundation!

Peter Thomas Roth Age Defense Kit

iconiconNeed an entire regimen to-go?  PTR Age Defense Kit is the perfect travel companion for we 30-somethings.

If you have no immediate travel plans, buy it to sample some great product!  The set includes a 2 oz Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, 0.1 oz Un-Wrinkle, 0.5 oz Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream, 0.76 oz Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Creme, and a 0.32 Mega Rich Intensive Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Cream.

Cosmedicine Healthy Cleanse

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, My usual cleanser is not packaged in a travel-friendly size, so I have ventured to other brands to comply with the FAA carry-on regulations.  Cosmedicine Healthy Cleanse is a foaming cleanser and toner in a tiny 1.7 oz bottle.  It’s great for all skin types.  Just shake the bottle well and dispense the cleanser into your hand.  The nozzle creates a rich foamy lather that leaves the skin feeling refreshed.  It’s even gentle enough for eye-makeup removal!

Glo Minerals gloMoist Hydration Mist

Beauty, Beauty Blog, Beauty Blogger, Makeup, Cosmetics, Product Reviews, Makeup Reviews, Raging Rouge, Had you mentioned "Evian" to me in the 80s, it would not have conjured up images of bottled drinking water.  My mother always stocked bottles of Evian mist to replenish facial moisture throughout the day.

I recently snagged a similar product, called gloMoist Hydration Mist.  Ideal to keep at the office for a refresher, its 2 oz. size is also compact enough for application at 30,000 feet.  Simply spray a fine mist of water over your face to rehydrate.  You’ll be simultaneously giving your skin a healthy dose of antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients.

While most retailers sell it for $17.50, I snagged mine for $16.00 at Caliderma.  Caliderma sells some amazing skincare brands, such as GloMinerals, Jane Iredale and Kinerase.  Need to stock up?  Enter "Spring15" at check out and get 15% off of any order of $125 or more (excluding iS Clinical Products).   

Trish McEvoy Petite 18k Makeup Planner and Power of Makeup Palette

Trish McEvoy is well known for her amazing skill as a makeup artist and her high-quality product.  But the organizational tools for her makeup line is what really sets her product apart from the rest.  This adorable planner is sized for both petite and mini makeup pages, and comes with a Power of Makeup Palette.  I love how it has handles, for easy carrying.