La Mer SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid
The great thing about La Mer's latest addition to the line, The SPF 30 Protecting Fluid, is that if you are a big fan of La Mer products (like I am) then this will be music to your ears. If, however, you have never tried La Mer before and need a wonderful primer/spf that will also make your skin look amazing (and doesn't cost as much as the original creme) -- then keep reading too! This Fluide De La Mer is a soft, pale green (just like the top of the packaging), and the texture is divine. It is a medium weight liquid that is soft, silky and light to the touch. I found that it went on my face smoothly and easily and had that trademark La Mer scent! It was soothing, hydrating and yes, provided that legendary La Mer glow! The finish is semi-matte. This was the perfect product to use as a primer. My makeup went on smoothly and there were no issues with the product caking, balling up or changing the texture of my makeup during the day. What is extraordinary about this product is that with the included SPF 30, there was NO trace of sunblock on my skin. The product sank in and dried completely clear. Many times primers with sunscreen still leave a faint trace of white or grayish cast on the skin, so this was one of my favorite features of the product. The technology used in this protecting fluid include tourmaline and malachite gemstones, which absorb light energy, to enhance anti-oxidant activity and prevent the appearance of discoloration. Combining that with their exclusive photonic spheres which capture light while diverting potentially damaging light from the skin and you've got one heck of a product. After using this product exclusively as a primer every day for several weeks, my skin looked radiant and the tone was fantastic. All in all, this is absolutely another home run for La Mer.
Olay had made great strides in really listening to the needs of women of all ages and skin types in their various lines over the years. Olay Professional Pro-X is their highest end line available in drugstores and like many of you... Olay had made great strides in really listening to the needs of women of all ages and skin types in their various lines over the years. Olay Professional Pro-X is their highest end line available in drugstores and like many of you, I wondered if this product line would make sense in that environment and of course if the results would be worth the price tag. After using this treatment daily for over a month, I can honestly say yes to both of these concerns. The Olay Professional Pro-X Discoloration Fighting Concentrate is a slim tube with a needle point applicator, which made it easy to target the exact spots and locations on my face where I needed to lighted my spots. That made it easy to pack for travel as well. It is white, lightweight and silky and sank in easily. There was no discernible scent. I applied it in the morning and evening after cleansing (using SPF in the daytime additionally). After only a week I could definitely see a difference in the color of my spots. The formula didn't dry out or irritate my skin in those areas, as a matter of fact, it hydrated my skin very nicely. After two more weeks, several of the darker areas had completely disappeared, and one particularly troublesome area improved by 50-60%. I was extremely pleased with this product. As with any discoloration product, you do have to continue to use it on a regular basis to keep up the results, but this product has made me a believer, so that won't be a problem.
If you are a real scrub junkie like I am, then you know that you can certainly be wowed by a luxurious scrub from a high end brand. However, when I can also be wowed by a drugstore gem like this one from St. Ives, it really puts a... If you are a real scrub junkie like I am, then you know that you can certainly be wowed by a luxurious scrub from a high end brand. However, when I can also be wowed by a drugstore gem like this one from St. Ives, it really puts a smile on my face. The texture of this scrub is so different from what I usually experience with drugstore scrubs. It's not a creamy, grainy scrub. Instead it's a very thick (almost solid) creamy-white base with the exfoliating grains weaved within it. It reminded me a little of taking packed sand and adding water to make sculptures. I scooped a handful and began scrubbing my tough areas and it didn't melt immediately (you can add more/less water depending on how grainy you want the scrub). It retained some of it's solid nature throughout most of my shower. (This means it didn't end up all over the shower floor!). After rinsing I had soft, glowing skin with no residue or greasy feeling. After using 3x week for a few weeks, my skin looked much better and it took less and less product to keep up the results. Other nice features: It smelled wonderful, a light oceanic/green smell and because it was so concentrated, it lasted a long time. My skin is not super dry, but this definitely gave me a nice layer of moisture and didn't dry it out or make it raw while I was scrubbing. This should be in your shower caddy ASAP!