Posts Tagged ‘serum’

Glytone: Getting Serious About Anti-aging Serum

Sooner or later, sun exposure, pollution and stress—to say nothing of the inevitable natural aging process—all leave their mark on our skin. A tired, washed-out complexion, lines that seem noticeably deeper and an overall loss of radiance are a few of the inescapable signs that you may see when you look in the mirror. But why not look on the bright side? OurGlytone Anti-aging Serum ($120 / 1 Fl. Oz.) from the high-performing Antioxidant range, a collection of technologically-advanced skin rejuvenators powered with high concentrations of time-released, stabilized Vitamins C and E and Red Tea Flavonoids for exceptional antioxidant protection, can give you a considerable edge in reclaiming your glow and significantly reducing the visible signs of aging. Much more than “icing on the cake,” a good age-defying serum is now recommended by top dermatologists as essential to any effective anti-aging skin care regimen.


“Many creams basically target the skin cells that are in the upper layers, closer to the surface of the skin,” says Jeannette Graf, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Medical Center, NY. “A serum, however, is made up of highly concentrated, targeted ingredients designed to penetrate immediately into the deeper layers of the skin.” An important advantage: “Depending on the serum, you can get various degrees of high-performance anti-aging active ingredients,” says Dr. Graf. “And when you apply a moisturizer over serum, this enhances the benefits of both the serum and the moisturizer for optimal results.” What should you look for when scoping out serums?

“You want a serum that is formulated to step up the production of collagen, the protein fiber essential to giving skin the support it needs to stay firm and supple,” says Dr. Graf. “You also want protection against free radical damage to help protect existing collagen from aging.” Keep in mind that sunlight isn’t the only environmental aggressor that can unleash free radicals. Pollution, cigarette smoke, exhaust fumes from cars, trucks and buses, stress and even intensive exercise are also triggers.


A few drops of Glytone Anti-aging Serum smoothed on the face and neck every morning deliver powerful antioxidant and anti-aging benefits. For optimal benefits, apply it under your broad-spectrum sunscreen. Formulated for normal to oily complexions, our silky, lightweight serum features a synergistic combination of clinically-proven ingredients, including the antioxidant powerhouse, Red Tea Flavonoids (Rooibos), proven to be 30% more effective than green tea to offset everyday environmental damage.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, the most technologically advanced form of time-released Vitamin C, is more efficient at improving collagen synthesis and free radical protection than the standard form of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid).Patented Delta Tocopheryl Glucoside, the most advanced form of time-released Vitamin E, delivers higher levels of the antioxidant Vitamin E to the skin than any other form of Tocopheryl.


To optimize benefits, consider making Glytone Anti-aging Serum your first step in a skin-smoothing antioxidant skin care regimen that includes Glytone Anti-aging Cream ($89 / 1.7 Fl. Oz.), Anti-aging Eye Cream ($52 / 0.5 Fl. Oz.) and Anti-aging Night Cream ($89 / 1.0 Fl. Oz.)—all exclusive to physicians. Dermatologists also recommend Glytone Anti-aging Serum as part of effective adjunctive at-home care following the Glytone by Enerpeel® PA (Pyruvic Acid 50%) Peel System, a breakthrough in-office exfoliating peel for premature signs of aging and acne offering maximum results with maximum tolerance.


For smooth, glowing, visibly younger-looking skin, it pays to be serious about serums—that is, Glytone Anti-aging Serum.

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New Cle de Peau Beaute Brightening Serum Supreme

Brightening Serum Supreme

The Brightening Serum Supreme is here!  Cle de Peau Beaute created this secret weapon with unique ingredients and propriety complexes for optimum results. They can help your skin on three fronts – Flawless Clarity, Vibrant Skin Tone and Radiant Skin Surface.

Key Ingredients include: Spot defense complex, 4MSK, Artemesia extract, Black Tea Extract, Brilliant Color Controller, Illuminating Complex

If you are looking for a new product to add to your skincare regime, this small serum can make a big difference!

It retails $180 and is available at Barney, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks and Bergdorf Goodman.


Bye, Bye, Bye – Vanish @MiracleSkin

Jackie and I were both invited to attend Sarah McNamara’s webinar for her newest product ‘Vanish’, part of her Miracle Skin Transformer line. I switched it up this time with a video review, which is my first ever so hopefully it won’t strain you guys out too much!


Check out Miracle Skin Transformers at a Nordstrom or Sephora near you!

Some more goodies-to-know on ‘Vanish’:

–          Does NOT cause breakouts! +++++++

–          Naturally dry silicon that goes on super smooth

–          Natural ingredients! +++++ (lupin, vitamin E, vitamin C, grapefruit)

–          Time saving +++

The primer works instantly to reduce the appearances of fine lines and pores as well as smoothes out your skin for a longer and overall smoother base for your foundation / bb cream.

With 8 weeks, the serum can help lighten your scars, dark spots, sun damage or environmentally stressed marks!

Definitely get a sample or try it out whenever you have the time! And while you’re there check out her ‘Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal Eye and Face’ and ‘Miracle Skin Transformer Face SPF 20’!

Take a look at their website to see what else they have, as well!

P.S. – In the video, I thanked Amanda(CrierPR) for inviting me to the chat but when I recorded this video, I wasn’t aware that Jackie was also reviewing it so,
CORRECTION: Thank you for inviting Jackie and I, Amanda!


@JanMarini October Giveaway

Jan Marini just launched its Rejuvenate & Protect Giveaway on Facebook. By simply “Liking” the Jan Marini Facebook page, ten lucky winners will receive the C-ESTA Face Serum and the new Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 – a $135 value!

Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum dramatically rejuvenates skin.  With continued use skin will appear smooth and supple and will become measurably firmer and more resilient. Deep lines will appear far less pronounced, skin tones will even out and the skin will appear noticeably younger and healthier.


The new Marini Physical Protectant is the ultimate in physical protection and is the newest product to join Jan Marini’s highly acclaimed sun protection offering. This weightless, cosmetically elegant formulation combines multiple antioxidants with broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection to prevent sun damage and help decrease the risk of skin cancer and premature aging while soothing and calming UV and heat distressed skin. Microscopic sponges and a universal tint provide sustained oil control in a sheer, matte finish that is ideal for all skin types.

Visit the Jan Marini Facebook page to enter. Ten winners will be announced on October 17th, 2012.



2 for 1 Promotion @EmerginC: C U There!

I’m a fan of vitamin C serums as some of you know by now (check out my obagi post if not!) so here’s a sweet deal with emerginC that I wanted to share with you guys! Hopefully you’ll give it a try during this sweet promotional time, I’ll ‘C’ you there!

Spotless Skin You Can “C”

emerginC’s tried and true vitamin C serum and spot lightening gel have been proven to even skin tone, smooth texture, and fade dark spots with a high dosage of vitamin C. These products contain key vitamins and plant-based complexes to combat sun damage and reveal a spotless complexion.


Starting this week you can treat yourself to both products for the price of one!

Offer valid:  Monday, September 17th through Monday, September 24th for $79

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Obagi Professional C Serum – @Obagi

A serum that’s just loaded with Vitamin C? What’s so good about that? And why go for this and not a fully loaded serum with anti wrinkle and fine lines ingredients, mixed with retinol and a buffet-like dose of multi antioxidants in it? Well, I’ve decided to give it a try anyway and then let me know if you’re a ‘yay’ or a ‘nay’ on this!

Site Information:

Obagi Professional-C Serum 15% is formulated with 15% L-ascorbic acid, the only form of vitamin C suitable for topical application. L-ascorbic acid reaches the deepest layers to the skin to provide superior antioxidant protection, defend against damaging UVA and UVB sun rays, contribute to collagen synthesis and help prevent premature signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles.

Suitable for all skin types, Obagi Professional-C Serum 15% also reduces inflammation to help soothe irritated skin.


As you can see from the description above on their website, it’s used mainly for defending your skin and that’s exactly what I had in mind when I bought this product. I’m a huge skincare regime person and I love to learn and know about more products and ingredients that are good for your skin, in the long run. In the past, my mind was set on “expensive = good ingredients = good for my skin” and don’t get me wrong, I still believe that but with much more “=’s”. Having a serum with mixed ingredients and working in a multifunctional way for your skin is good but not good enough, in my opinion. For me now, I’d like to work on fighting any future wrinkles and pimples and sun spots to the best that I can and this Vitamin C serum from Obagi does just that. I use this during the day right after I’ve cleansed and toned my face and then I’ll pat this serum on, drop by drop in all areas around my face. Usually I use about 5-6 droplets and that’ll be a generous amount for the day and boy, oh boy, did it make a difference. The first week that I’ve used it I remember looking in the mirror and loving what I saw. My skin was firmer for sure and clearer where it’s giving off a healthy glow/ shine, but I did still have my adult acne but that would be for another case and review (!). All in all I loved the product, I’m on my third month of the Obagi Vitamin C serum now and it’s still giving me the same firmness and glow that I saw in the first week that I’ve used it. I definitely think that having good skin means you have to work, outside to inside. Cleanse, Defend, and Care. Clean your skin at least twice a day, defend your skin from any harmful free radicals when you step out to go to work or to go pick up the kids or to go shopping with your friends and care for your skin at night with a moisture mask or maybe a retinol infused night serum. Working on defending your skin is often a easily forgotten routine that many women and men miss out in their regimes because maybe we’re just so caught in the moment of that zit on our chin or that wrinkle across our forehead that we’re just out searching for products that say they would remove those within weeks time or days time even, that we forget we’ll probably have many more to come in the future. Working to fight against that or slowing down that process is what would give you the gold medal during this Olympic time. I myself will continue with this product and move onto the 20% serum after this (I still have half the bottle to go though!) and hopefully I’ll be able to review that with a positive review too!



Check them out on their website!