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Introducing: Vivant Skincare

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On Monday I just started a daily regime of Vivant Skincare products with a custom designed care routine based on my skins issues and needs. I will be using this for the rest of the month and then will be sharing my before and after shots and my thoughts on the line.

I am hoping the Vivant Skincare line can help clear up some of the sun spots developing on my cheeks. I am a few days in and I have noticed my skin looks clearer and brighter. Stay tuned for the full review!


Vivant Skin Care has an interesting history.  Vivant’s co-founder, James Fulton M.D., Ph.D. was the co-developer of Retin-A, developer of Benzoyl Peroxide and many other skin care industry gold standards.  His life’s work was to find a cure for acne. Along the way he made a lot of interesting discoveries not only for the treatment of acne but also for anti-aging and hyperpigmentation.

For nearly 50 years, Vivant® Skin Care has been dedicated to providing potent, medically-proven dermatological therapies. There’s no fluff, just purposeful skin care solutions. Founded in 1990 in California by the late Dr. James E. Fulton, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., co-developer of Retin-A®, and his wife Sara Fulton, Vivant Skin Care is a clinical skin care line rooted in Fulton’s patented vitamin A therapies. The line was inspired by Dr. Fulton’s personal struggle with acne and life-long study of and research in skin care. The resulting 35 + formulations comprise our skin care products designed to treat skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation and aged skin.
Vivant Skin Care’s products successfully treat resistant skin conditions found in ethnic skin types such as hyperpigmentation (melasma) and acne, giving them a natural acceptability rate in the Latin American and Caribbean marketplaces. An estimated 45-50 million women worldwide live with melasma, a condition that presents itself as unattractive brown patches or uneven skin color. The Vivant Skin Care line provides a non-surgical alternative to achieving even and clear skin.

Sorry for the Absence.

Dad and I

(My Dad and I snowshoeing)


Hello to any MakeHerUp readers who have kept checking in through my excessive absence. I have meant to get on and post but life got in the way. My Dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer at the beginning of this year. He had a major surgery last week followed by some bad news it had spread. So I spent the better part of the last two weeks at the hospital in any free time I could find.


He is back home recuperating and I am back to share some more great products with you. Sometimes the only thing we can do is keep marching forward so I will be back and working to get a daily post up.

Thank you for your patience with me!

Dove Contest Winners Announced!

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Now that spring is here and bare legs and arms are making their annual coming-out, new research from Dove shows that there is a powerful link between dry skin and women’s confidence.

Check out the infographic below to see how impactful dry skin really is on women’s confidence and the way they go about their day-to-day lives.
We learned that:

  • A majority of women (65%) do not feel as beautiful when they have dry skin.
  • An incredible 98% of women feel more confident when their skin is moisturized vs. dry
  • Much more…

Dove Dry Oil Infographic


Dove is committed to listening to women, and the brand is proud to launch NEW Dove Dry Oil Moisture Body Wash and Beauty Bar, which was specifically formulated to address the issue of dry skin, and help nourish and protect from dry skin in the shower.

Dove is giving two MakeHerUp readers a Dove Dry Oil Prize Pack, enter below on widget!

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Spring Beauty Events This weekend at Nordstrom!

This weekend (Memorial Day) not only marks the beginning of summer cook-outs, baseball games and days at the beach — it also marks the perfect time to update your makeup and skincare for summer months ahead.

If you’re looking to change up your look for the season, but aren’t sure where to start, find inspiration and information at your local Nordstrom during their Beauty Trend Events, or chat with one of their Beauty Stylists who can offer unbiased advice on every brand in sight. See below additional information on the services Nordstrom offers:

Beauty Trend Events: Join Nordstrom Beauty for one-on-one time with savvy beauty experts. They will share the latest spring beauty tips and tricks while you’re pampered with a free makeup or skincare consultation. Afterwards, get access to FREE deluxe samples and exclusive gifts with purchase (while supply lasts). Admission is free, so don¹t miss it! *If your location is hosting a beauty trend show, you’ll get the chance to watch top industry insiders reveal spring’s best beauty trends during a high-energy runway show.

Beauty Stylist: Similar to personal shoppers, Nordstrom Beauty Stylists offer complimentary services to customers to help them find the perfect makeup, skincare and fragrance products across ALL brands and counters! Nordstrom Beauty Stylists are available in-store, by phone at 1.800.7beauty or online at ( Prefer to communicate while you online shop? You can Live Chat with an expert Online Beauty Stylist at (

We would love for you to share this information with your readers, or stop by your local Nordstrom and experience for yourself! Click here to find a participating Nordstrom in your area:

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