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Summer Skin Care Refreshers

Just yesterday on my photo shoot one of the mature models told me about a product that her daughter gave her as a gift. She explained that she never spends much money on her skin care or makeup but now that she is “older” she needed all the help she can get. She loved all these get your glow on facial products that her daughter brought home. And it was encouraging her to start buying really effective products instead of her old drug store standbys.

In the words of Jerry Seinfeld…. Not that there’s anything wrong with it, but in many cases the drug store brands don’t stand up to the products that use quality higher grade ingredients. Being a former beauty boutique owner I can’t tell you how many times I heard from clients telling me that it’s all the same it’s just the packaging… Well I can tell you, those commercials that say this inexpensive cream stood up to the $700 cream are worded so strategically that they almost convince me. The truth is that yes, there are great products at all prices ranges, but that doesn’t mean that all products at all prices ranges are good…. Here are a few tried and true products that will help keep your skin fresh as the temps go upward.

Like a magic wand Intraceuticals (the people who created my favorite and my clients favorite oxygen treatments) has two pen tipped treatments that target skins needs. The Intraceuticals Clarity Blemish Repair Pen with salicylic acid and vitamin A will kill the bacteria and zap your zits. While the Intraceuticals Atoxelene Line wand is loaded with hyalluronic acid and other line smoothing ingredients and works just like a topical botox to smooth lines and firm skin. I keep one stashed in my purse to freshen up during the day.

Kiehl’s ACAI toning mist is a wonderful way to set your makeup and keep you fresh during the day. It helps tighten pores and keeps skin balanced. Plus 100% of sales from this limited edition Jeff Koons bottle will be donated to support the Rainforest Alliance.

I will admit that I haven’t used a ton of Clinique products since my days behind the counter but Clinique’s All About Eyes Serum is packed with caffeine to depuff and help circulate blood flow via this roller- ball- o- rama so eyes look fresh, less lined and more smooth.

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