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Murad Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum


I have a few age spots that drive me nuts but the worst is the one on my nose. By the end of summer even with constant sunblock it was really dark. I was interested to see how well the Murad Rapid Age Spot Correcting Serum would work to reduce its appearance.

In the picture below on the top you can see before I started using the product. My age spot is much darker then the photo shoes but the age spot on my nose is quite noticeable even with makeup. I took the bottom picture 2 weeks after I had started using the Rapid Age Spot serum and as you can see my age spot is barely noticeable. Both photos are without any makeup or concealer I am so happy with the results!

I have also started to notice more freckles on my chest and the back of my hands so I started using a bit of the serum there as well and it works! If you are looking for a age spot treatment and don’t want to wait to see the results this is the serum for you.


MURAD Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum $60

What it is:
A fast-acting dark spot treatment serum to help fade and prevent dark spots, age spots, and freckles.

What it is formulated to do:
Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of sun spots and age spots. Hydroquinone fades existing dark spots, age spots, and freckles while hexapeptide-2, an advanced skin-lightening peptide, prevents future damage by helping stop pigment formation. Glycolic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells, encouraging active ingredients to penetrate more quickly for fast-acting results. Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum is recommended as the step two treatment in any Murad Environmental Shield® regimen, and targets dark spots and skin discoloration as part of Dr. Murad’s Inclusive Health® system of care.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:

– Parabens
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
RepleniCell™, Murad’s patent-pending, proprietary technology, helps skin act younger in three ways: it helps skin attract water; it binds water to the skin; and it helps skin retain water. This product is dermatologist developed, scientifically proven, and is not tested on animals.

Research results:
– 88% of study participants saw a more even skintone in 2 weeks

Murad Rapid Age Spot Serum is available to purchase in Sephora stores and online at


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own

OLEHENRIKSEN ultimate l LIFT serum review


A combination of allergies and lack of sleep had me feeling and looking like Droopy Dog. It may be cute for dogs, but not so cute staring back at me in the mirror. When offered the chance to try the brand spanking new OleHenriksen ultimate lift serum I jumped at the chance.


I have been using the serum for almost a month and man does it work! The serum is really lightweight and has a beautiful soft floral scent. I apply it every morning and at night before bed and I love how quickly it absorbs. One thing I noticed is it seems to work right away making my skin feel tighter and keeps my skin looking smooth all day.

Now after a few weeks use my whole face is looking so much firmer and lifted. It even seems to make my pores less noticeable. If you are starting to see the signs of aging this is one serum you won’t want to miss.

OLEHENRIKSEN ultimate|LIFT serum is a dual-action miracle worker that visibly lifts and restructures skin, while immediately tightening for sculpted facial contours. This lightweight, oil-free serum diminishes the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles and plumps to restore a youthful appearance.

Powered by high and low molecular weight hyaluronic acid, skin is densely moisturized and plumped from the inside out and protected by a lightweight barrier that locks in hydration. ultimate|LIFTTM serum also contains a gravity defying complex of copper tripeptide and botanical collagen stimulators to rebuild firmness and elasticity and lock in the hyluronic acid, while restructuring and redensifying skin.

Key Benefits:

* Creates an instantly sculpted, contoured look

* Lifts, tightens and deeply hydrates

* Increases skin density

* Rebuilds collagen and elastin

* Visibly reduces expression line and wrinkles

* Provides anti-oxidant protection

* Lightweight and oil-free

Key Ingredients:

* Proprietary “lift & contour” complex (oat-algae extract blend + bamboo-pea extract blend) triggers immediate tightening effect as it stimulates collagen and elastin production

* Hyaluronic Acid “dense hydration” blend hydrates and plumps from the inside out as it forms a moisture barrier

* Copper Tripeptide firms and protects from damaging free radicals

* AHA (Lactic + Glycolic) blend stimulates cell renewal allowing key actives to penetrate deeper


* Apply in the AM & PM by gently blending into skin and massaging in an upward motion to help further defy gravity

* For the ultimate 3-dimensional lift, use with ultimate|LIFTTM eye gel and ultimate|LIFTTM neck crème

ultimate|LIFTTM serum is available at Sephora stores and at  for $55.


Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent to me for review. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

Lancôme DreamTome Ultimate Dark Spot Corrector


With sensitive, fair skin I struggle with redness and uneven skin tone. When I was given the chance to try the new Lancôme DreamTone I jumped at the opportunity. With the cold, windy weather the last month my skin has been pretty red and  a bit dull so I was in need of some  help.

I have been using DreamTone twice a day for about 3 weeks now and I can really see results. The formula is very light and absorbs quickly leaving my skin feeling hydrated and silky smooth. In just a few weeks the sun spots on my nose have really started to fade. And the texture and appearance of my skin has  improved dramatically. After only 3 weeks with DreamTone, I find I’m using less makeup and haven’t even needed my concealer.

My skin has a truly luminous glow and I find I am more confident heading out with just my DreamTone and SPF on. You can see the results of clearer more luminous skin in my bare faced selfie.


Lancôme DreamTone is the next generation in dark spot correction. This customized skin tone correcting serum is so powerful, 72% of women dare to bare their skin.* The new DreamTone is 3 barely-tinted serums formulated to visibly correct dark spots, color imperfections and give you a more even-looking skin tone. It comes in 3 serums customized for your skin tone: 1- Fair, 2 – Medium, 3 – Dark.


DreamTone is for the woman seeking visible dark spot correction and a more even skin tone. She wants skin so naturally beautiful, she can dare to bare her skin.

DreamTone is a new generation skin tone clarifying serum that not only corrects the look of dark spots, but also goes beyond to correct the appearance of uneven skin tone and color imperfections. The serum is customized to skin’s specific needs — such as treating the look of dark spots or redness.

A global study on women of multiple ethnicities resulted in three formulas adapted to specific skin tones:
Fair: Corrects the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and provides specific color correction for the look of redness
Medium: Corrects the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and provides specific color correction for the look of sallowness (olive)
Dark: Corrects the appearance of dark spots, uneven skin tone, dullness and provides specific color correction for the look of acne & blemish marks

Based on the L’Oréal Skin Color Chart and using the Fitzpatrick scale, soft-focus tinted pearls were carefully selected for each formula. As a result, each skin tone can enjoy the benefits of light scattering technology that refracts and diffuses, for a more even and radiant surface that is perfectly complimented with just the right amount and type of light.

Immediately: 74% saw glowing skin
7 Days: 70% reported a more even skin tone and 76% saw dullness reduced
4 Weeks: 69% noted the appearance of dark spots reduced
8 Weeks: 78% saw color imperfections reduced


Available at Lancôme counters and

Disclosure: I was provided a sample of the above mentioned product courtesy of SheSpeaks and Lancôme. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are results are 100% my own.

Get Healthy Skin for the New Year with Nerium!


Jocelyn and I were recently approached to try NeriumAD and give you our real results over a series of posts. We received our bottles of Nerium about a week ago and I thought it might be too soon to really have an opinion on it but I was very wrong. But before we share our results let me share a little more about the Nerium skincare line.

About Nerium International:
During advanced research on the uses of the Nerium oleander plant, an accidental discovery was made: the unique properties of Nerium oleander provided remarkable age-defying results when applied to the skin. This finding led to the creation of the NeriumAD skincare line.

Nerium scientists developed a breakthrough process, NBio-PL2, to derive an extract from the Nerium oleander plant in a way that preserves its unique and beneficial properties. This patented extraction process yields the NAE-8 extract, with powerful antioxidant properties, used to formulate the first-of-its-kind, age-defying Nerium product line.

Nerium International is the first company with the exclusive capability to harness the power of the Nerium oleander plant in its skincare products. The product line addresses multiple concerns at once, including: wrinkles, discoloration, and texture. Nerium controls this main active ingredient from seed to bottle, making the Nerium skincare line both high-impact and innovative. This is the Nerium Difference.

Erin’s First Week:

I really like the packaging the pump feature is easy to use  and I like the shape of the bottle. It not only makes it easy to use but they don’t fall over and create a domino effect in my medicine cabinet like other tube products.

With fair, sensitive skin I was happy to find that NeriumAD is not only an age-defying product but its safe for all skin types. So many products I have tried have really irritated my skin. From the first use I like how the product  feels on my skin, and it absorbs effortlessly.

I have been using the NeriumAD Day and Night cream and within the first days use my skin started feeling much more hydrated.  Three days in I started to notice an improvement in the tone of my skin. This has just the perfect amount of moisture and now at the end of my first week I can really see a difference. The most noticeable would be the firmness of my skin and my pores appear much smaller. Can’t wait to see how my skin changes with continued use.


Jocelyn’s First Week:

I’ve been using Nerium AD for over a week now, and I have to say I don’t know if it’s the timing – or the product itself – but my skin feels amazing. Typically in the November, December months, I find myself having to hydrate my skin a couple times a day. I’ll do facial moisturizer in the morning – and then again at night after washing my face. Sometime in the afternoon, my skin will start to feel crackly. Yes, crackly. Since I started using Nerium AD in the morning – and then again at night – my skin has seen a DRAMATIC change. My skin doesn’t feel so “thirsty” anymore. I can last longer between moisturizing. This product is really changing how I thought my skin was supposed to behave! It’s supposed to be naughty during the winter, right? Guess not!

I love this product so much – and can’t wait to give it another 2-3 weeks and see where I’m REALLY at. If I’m already noticing a difference, and I’m only a week in, I can’t wait to see where I’m at in another couple weeks.

This product changed the way I feel about my skin! I feel like the skin from my 20’s is back! Isn’t aging a b***h? I want my 20-year-old skin back. You remember how it didn’t matter what you put on your face, your skin was always gorgeous? Now I have to worry about wrinkles, and pulling my skin too much, and washing my makeup off gently, and whether or not my lotions have SPF. Take me back to my 20’s! Above is a picture of Erin and I on our first road trip to California! We drove to Los Angeles right around 21 or so. LA or bust!

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Disclosure: We were sent samples of the above mentioned products for potential review on our site. We were not paid to write this post and all opinions and thoughts are 100% our own.