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What I’m using right now…

I (Jocelyn) start my day with Bliss‘ absolutely BLISSFUL Fabulous Foaming Face Wash! I’ve used this on and off for years, and I really like it. It just leaves my skin feeling so great after using it.

A 2-in-1 rinse-off cleansing and exfoliating gel for all skin types, Fabulous Foaming Facial Cleanser leaves skin clean, hydrated and fresh. With Botanicell soothing technology, super soft exfoliating beads, rose hips, chamomile, and passion flower this refreshing cleanser will leave your face feeling fabulous.

$22.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Every Monday I start my week by doing a face mask using Bliss’ Steep Clean. After a few encounters with Steep Clean, you might find yourself wondering why Bliss would risk launching a product that’s so blindingly good at clearing blackheads it might put their facial tables out of business. The next best thing to ‘being there’, this 15-minute facial in a tube will transform even a permanently-clogged t-zone into a scene of extreme clean, while helping to remove dead cells and dark spots. Really a miracle mask.

what’s so great about steep clean?
# It dissolves blackhead buildup on your face in fifteen minutes flat.
# It makes large pores look like they’ve shrunk.
# Steep clean exfoliates, smoothes, and brightens your skin’s surface.how does steep clean work?
# Steep clean digests dead skin cells with powerful microencapsulated enzymatic exfoliators.
# It slows excess sebum secretions to keep blackheads from building up.
# It promotes a glowing, even skin tone using botanical skin brighteners.how often should you use steep clean?
Use steep clean once or twice weekly, depending on your skin type.

I totally recommend Steep Clean – my skin is so much smoother – and I’ve noticed a huge difference after only 2 mask treatments!

$48.00 – BUY IT HERE!

My everyday lotion right now is Murad’s Skin Perfecting Lotion. I love this lotion for two reasons. First – because you only need a teeeeenie tiny amount to cover your face. Should last me quite some time. Second of all – and most important, it dries completely – leaving my skin feeling hydrated and not the slightest bit greasy. It absorbs completely leaving my skin soft as a baby’s butt.

Every type of skin needs hydration, even blemish-prone and oily skin. This ultra light, oil-free moisturizer leaves skin perfectly hydrated every day without any residue. Skin is soothed, softened, renewed, and protected with algae extract, panthenol, retinol, and our exclusive AHA/BHA complex with powerful antioxidants.

$33.00 – and worth every penny!  BUY IT HERE!

Two great face moisturizers for colder weather!

Does your skin act differently when the weather changes? Mine sure does.  My face gets much more needy this time of year. The cold air definitely takes a toll on my skin, and I need to switch my moisturizer.  I recently had the opportunity of trying two new face lotions – by two of my favorite brands, and I thought I’d share the results with you here!

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Murad’s Sheer Lustre Day Moisture SPF 15

I think this is my favorite of the two lotions, so I’ll put this one first. I love this lotion! It takes such a small amount, this small bottle will last a while! It has a really subtle shimmer, so your skin looks like it’s glowing all day long!

Restores elasticity, smoothes fine line and reveals a healthy-looking glow. Shea Butter delivers essential hydration while a special blend of luminescent minerals leave complexion naturally radiant even without makeup.

Additional features and ingredients:

  • Essential fatty acids help maintain skin’s barrier
  • An antioxidant complex, featuring Vitamins C and E, boosts protection
    against free radical damage
  • Soybean and Wild Yam Extracts increase elasticity

Elle Beauty

“Murad Resurgence Sheer Lustre Day Moisture works on a hormonal level, enhancing moisture by mimicking natural skin lipids.”
Elle Canada

$68.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Caudalie’s VINOPERFECT Day Perfecting Cream SPF15

This SPF15 cream absorbs rapidly and helps to visibly improve the appearance of dark spots and enhance the brightness of your complexion. Protected from the sun and environment and moisturized* all day long, your skin is luminous and your complexion is radiant. Leaves no white residue.

Discovered in grapevine stalks, the 500 ppm titration of pure Viniferine was stabilized and patented by Caudalie in collaboration with the University of Pharmacy. This exclusive ingredient has exceptional radiance, complexion enhancing and anti-oxidant* actions.

*upper layers of the epidermis.

Who is it for?
Ideal for all skin types. Formulated for those who wish to correct and prevent dark spots while enhancing their skin’s radiance, tone and clarity.

Ingredients
- Viniferine – 500 ppm titration >
Radiance, complexion enhancing and anti-oxidant* actions
- Olive squalane, Shea butter, Pea & Sodium Hyaluronate > Nourishing & moisturizing
- Pro-vitamin B5 & Camomile extract > Soothing
- Sweet orange, Tangerine, Cypress, Galbanum, & Mint … > Energizing

When? How?
In the morning, apply to face and neck after VINOPERFECT Serum. Use the three VINOPERFECT skincare products in synergy for increased, clinically-proven effectiveness.

$68.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Planet Beauty is a retail chain of beauty boutiques throughout California providing a unique selection of skincare and hair care products as well as salon services to meet every beauty need, while ensuring excellent customer service through product knowledge and hands on training for all its dedicated employees. Since the first store opened in 1992, Planet Beauty boutiques have drawn a cult following of gorgeously groomed shoppers as well as numerous celebrities including Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Mena Suvari, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell and more.” Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!

My Review: Murad’s Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel

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I’m 32 years old now, and I am definitely seeing the toll years of sun has taken on my skin. I have sun spots – and age spots on my cheeks, and they drive me NUTS. I looked online for an over-the counter product that I could use, without the need of a prescription.

I came across this product, and my interest was immediately piqued, because I LOVE Murad. I’ve come to really enjoy their products. They actually work! Go here to read our other reviews on Murad products!

This product is amazing. I put it on my face after cleansing at night before bed. (I pair it with Bliss’s Spiff Upper Lip) After a couple weeks, I have really noticed a difference in the tone of my skin.  My sun/age spots are much lighter – and I am confident that if I keep this up – these spots will disappear altogether.

Age Spot & Pigment Lightening Gel
Quickly diminish freckles, age spots and other unwanted pigmentation with Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel’s dual action formula. Hydroquinone, the strongest skin lightening agent available without a prescription, fades discoloration. AHAs exfoliate to improve the penetration of Hydroquinone and encourage cell turnover to accelerate the migration of dark spots to the skin’s surface where they can be lifted away.

Additional features and ingredients:

  • Improves skin clarity and tone
  • Anti-inflammatories Licorice and Allantoin ease irritation

How to Use:

Every day after cleansing and toning, massage a thin layer over face, neck, chest and hands. For optimal results, follow with recommended Murad moisturizer and sunblock during the day.

Won’t take my word for it? Check out the press this product has received!

Smoother! Fresher! Brighter!
“Recover your healthy glow with Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel. Diminish freckels, age spots and toher unwanted pigmentation with this dual-action formula.”
O Magazine

Best Beauty Buys
“For spot treatment, Murad’s Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel is suggested as an anti-aging product. The gel fades sun spots and age spots and improves clarity by lifting away dark, damaged cells.”
InStyle

Fade Brown Spots at Home
“A product with 2 percent hydroquinone applied all over the face can fade brown spots caused by sun or by hormones. Try Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel.”
Redbook

Instead of a laser treatment, try hydroquinone
“Murad Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Gel is effective in reducing brown spots, so no M.D. visit needed.”
Self

$60.00 – BUY IT HERE!

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Planet Beauty is a retail chain of beauty boutiques throughout California providing a unique selection of skincare and hair care products as well as salon services to meet every beauty need, while ensuring excellent customer service through product knowledge and hands on training for all its dedicated employees. Since the first store opened in 1992, Planet Beauty boutiques have drawn a cult following of gorgeously groomed shoppers as well as numerous celebrities including Hilary Duff, Megan Fox, Mena Suvari, Miley Cyrus, Steve Carell and more.” Make Her Up LOVES Planet Beauty, and loves shopping on their website. If you haven’t checked them out yet, now’s the time!


New product review! Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion!

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On this same trip to Sephora, I also needed to pick up a new face lotion.  I hate trying to find a good face lotion.  I think my face is a snob, because the only ones that seem to work for me, cost $30 or more.  When I ran out of my absolute favorite face lotion, N.V. Perricone’s Firming Moisturizer ($280!) I had to turn to other options.  I would never spend $280 on face lotion, by the way. It was sent to me back in April, and I’ve been slowly using it…trying to save every last drop.  But alas – I got to the bottom, and it’s gone.  May it rest in peace.

Moment of silence.

Anyway, so the only other face lotion I had at home was Aveda’s Hydrating Lotion.  It’s supposed to be quick-absorbing…but it’s not.  (At least not on my skin).  Within a week, I had a mini break-out, and that hasn’t happened to me in ages.  I had to quit using it – and I banished it back to under the sink (until I run out of my next face lotion).

While trying to find the perfect face lotion – I found myself standing in front of Murad’s products.   I was trying to hurry – because I brought my boys with me, and they were running around Sephora screaming “Ew! You can see her boob!” (Don’t know if you’ve ever noticed, but they have pictures of half-naked women all over the place.  I had never noticed before, but leave it to my 8 and 6 year old boys to point it out to me.)  Anyway, back to my point.  I’m quickly trying to pick a face lotion (by now the boys are running around sticking their fingers into all the samples), and I grab Murad’s Skin Perfecting Lotion.  I ask the Sephora saleswoman if it’s a good lotion, she says yes, and I immediately pay for it – and head home.

I love this lotion for two reasons.  First – because you only need a teeeeenie tiny amount to cover your face.  Should last me quite some time.  Second of all – and most important, it dries completely – leaving my skin feeling hydrated and not the slightest bit greasy.  It absorbs completely leaving my skin soft as a baby’s butt.

Every type of skin needs hydration, even blemish-prone and oily skin. This ultra light, oil-free moisturizer leaves skin perfectly hydrated every day without any residue. Skin is soothed, softened, renewed, and protected with algae extract, panthenol, retinol, and our exclusive AHA/BHA complex with powerful antioxidants.

$33.00 – and worth every penny!  BUY IT HERE!