COLLAGEN— THE SECRET TO WRINKLE-FREE SKIN?!
I’ve always heard/been told that once you hit 25 you need to start incorporating collagen into your daily routine. Our bodies natural collagen production begins to decline and adding it or collage- boosting products can help to keep plump, wrinkle-free skin. I am under 25 but that doesn’t mean that I can't still benefit from collagen products. Collagen What is it: Collagen is a protein found in your body that provides it’s structure including the skin, hair and nails. Collagen decline: Many factors decline collagen production including: •age (typically after 25) •sugar/refined carbs •excess sun exposure •smoking How to boost collagen production: Fortunately there are many ways to boost collagen production. Including foods, supplements, and skin care. This can either be incorporated directly from the source (collagen) or by the collagen-boosting foods. Collagen foods: •bone broth •egg whites •fish •lean meat •spirulina Collagen-boosting foods: •vitamin C; such as citrus fruits, broccoli •zinc; such as certain cereals, breads •manganese; such as leafy green vegetables and teas •copper; such as nuts and shellfish Supplemnets: Supplements are an easy way to incorporate collagen into the body. They can be incorporated into foods or drinks making it practical for everyday use. Some forms of supplements include: •gelatin •collagen pills •collagen peptide/protein powders •marine collagen Skincare: If you are using a skincare product this claims to have pure collagen in it, it may not be as beneficial as you’d like it to be. That is because collagen in it’s pure form may be to hard to penetrate through the skin and will leave you with no benefits. When choosing skincare products for collagen, its best to chose products that claim to boost collagen production. These products will contain ingredients mentioned above such as vitamin-c and even retinols. A product that I use that boosts collagen production with the help of active marine plant extracts is: ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
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Oct. 23, 2020
LaurenOMalleyCollagen is actually too big to be absorbed through your skin- it’s better to eat foods that help with collagen production, or maybe take collagen tablets! (I think those are a thing)
Nov. 12, 2020
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NEW IN: my skin care ritual just got fancy
ULTA had ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Perfect Partners on sale and I just had to guys. I love Elemis products and have been dying to try these two products. I love cleansing balms. They are the best thing to remove waterproof makeup without stinging and irritating your eyes. Yes, micellar water works as well but I usually use it after to make sure everything is off . This cleansing balm is so luxurious and oh my word the smell is absolutely divine. The balm is based with rose and mimosa waxes and are infused with elderberry, starflower and optimega oils and supercharged with anti-aging algae, padina pavonica— a Mediterranean algae with proven outstanding anti-aging benefits. Some of my favorites are: CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (works well but they test on animals) BANILA CO - Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original Then I met you - Living Cleansing Balm After cleansing, I follow up with my new favorite retinol alternative ingredient, Baluchiol in ACURE - Radically Rejuvenating Dual Phase Bakuchiol Serum . I use this twice a day before moisturizing for that extra bit of moisture and protection from free radicals. I have to be honest, I have not tried the cream. I’m sure it is divine but I’m currently half way through two creams and it seemed wasteful to open this one... and I wouldn’t really be giving it a good test run if I’m still using the others right!? I will update in a later post. What other cleansing balm should I try? Thank you. Be Kind, Stay Beautiful **Elemis, Banila Co, Then I met you are all 🐰cruelty free.
Empties - what I would trash or restash
Perricone MD - Cold Plasma Plus+ Sub-D/Neck I have to admit, I had the older version which has now been reformulated. While this felt great with the tightening of my neck and chest, the smell was straight trash. Like caviar gone bad. 🤮 ELEMIS - Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Bloggers constantly rave about this product. I only got it bc FFF had a deal. Must say, it firms, the gel like consistency was light. For an anti-aging effect, I would restash 👍 COOLA - COOLA Makeup Setting Spray Organic Sunscreen SPF 30 If I can find a lazy girl way of sunscreening, I’m on it. Especially the reapplication process, figured this solves my Life problems... not so much. Maybe I’m asking for too much, but I was never convinced that all parts of my face were getting the spf dose needed. Maybe if the packaging is different, my opinion might change, till then stays trashed 😒
🌞🌞🌞The BEST skin care products for summer are...
I live in a hot and humid place, especially in the summer, my face is really sticky. When I was younger I rarely used face cream in the summer because it was very uncomfortable. But as I got older, I had to use creams to keep my skin stable, so I was looking for a fresher face cream. Recently, a friend recommended the moisturizers of Clarins to me, I was so excited because I finally found the right face cream. I bought CLARINS - Extra-Firming Wrinkle Control Firming Day Rich Cream For Dry Skinand CLARINS - Extra-Firming Wrinkle Control Regenerating Night Cream and use them every day. About the day cream, which impressed me most is the melting, non-greasy, oil-infused texture, this goes on so smoothly and feels so moist, and my skin absorbs it easily. After using it, the skin is not sticky, but feel slippery. I put on my makeup every morning after using the day cream, and it fits better. Moreover, this face cream is very suitable for mature skin. After using it for a while, I found that my wrinkles were less and spots were a little lighter. When it comes to the night one, it is a little more moist than the day cream and it can restore vitality to mature skin. When I'm busy with work or often stay up late, I applied more on my face, the cream was fully absorbed overnight and then my skin always glowed the next day. In addition, this two products are good for sensitive skin, which can effectively relieve facial redness and allergies. The two creams are best used together, after a month with the day and night creams, my skin looks and feels smoother and healthier. The creams will be my first choice for summer. For those of you who like being fresh and are afraid of being sticky, just try it. If you have any questions or suggestions hmu 😘
CLARINS-Extra-Firming Wrinkle Control Firming Day Rich Cream For Dry Skin
Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream is life! Its so amazing and like pure silk on your face. White, creamy, velvety textured goodness...smells like a spa, and even makes your face feel as if you've just left the spa! I love how they're all natural too.🌿 Their products do work. Esp this one. Theres a reason it's loved by so many. Results tell all. And it hasn't broke out my combo/sensitive skin.(Like some moisturizers do.)Its truly magic in a tub! I'm serious when I say this is the best antiwrinkle moisturizer I've ever tried! Been using it for a couple months now, and my skin has never looked better! Like turning back hands of time. Fine lines have improved, complexion is clear&radiant, keeps me hydrated all day, and even serves as a good base for my makeup to apply better, and last longer. Best anti-aging cream!
ELEMIS-Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
This is my absolute favourite moisturiser to use when wearing make up. ♥️ lamer- The Moisturising Matte Lotion. MY RESULTS: ♥️ I’ve been using this moisturiser for 9 months now and I’m still on the same bottle, so although it’s expensive I’ve had almost a years use from it. 1 pump pressed between your hands and patted over your face, neck and chest is all that’s needed to provide the benefits. ♥️ I have normal/combo skin but when I wear make up I can lead more towards an oily T Zone for some reason but when using this it acts as the perfect base for make up, it keeps my skin oil free the whole day. ♥️ Normally matte moisturisers don’t provide enough hydration for me and the more I use a moisturiser the more dehydrated my skin becomes, but this doesn’t do that at all, it really works to hydrate your skin, while keeping it matte. ♥️ It’s quite a thin consistency which makes it great for patting into skin rather than rubbing in. I don’t like rubbing creams because it can make my cheeks really red. ♥️ When using this it makes my skin look so flawless it’s like a blurring primer has been added. It feels silky smooth and with each use I found that it reduced the look of fine lines around my eyes. .
LA MER-The Moisturizing Matte Lotion
BRIGHT BRIGHT BRIGHT
This beautiful jar holds niacinamide, vineferine(more brightening than vitamin c), and white peony. It’s supposed to brighten and perfect the complexion for a radiant glow!! ✨✨ What I noticed immediately was that the smell is so delicately beautiful. They truly made this one smell like a vineyard full of grapes! 🍇🍇 It makes me feel extra classy using it. The texture is thick, but not a stiff thick, it’s still very creamy and soft. You really don’t need much of this beauty to fully cover the face and neck. I have used this at night and I wake up with my skin still feeling amply moisturized and I have more of a glow. I’ll be sure to update closer to a month from now to let y’all know if it really does brighten up the skin!
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer with Niacinamide
#mycaudaliegiftedme this beautiful brightening moisturizer. It’s an oil free gel moisturizer but it doesn’t actually feel gel like to me, it looks more like a cream and feels like one too. I absolutely love the texture it feels very rich without being too overpowering. It hydrates skin well and works to brighten and even out skin tone. I don’t really have dark spots I want to lighten so I can’t speak for that but I do think it brightens the skin.
CAUDALIE-Vinoperfect Brightening Moisturizer with Niacinamide
Do you have hidden gems on your skincare stash? I have 3 overnight products that do their magic while I sleep.✨ Today I want to talk about the elemis Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix 🤩 Due to my hormonal problems, sleeping is an issue for me, I rarely sleep very deeply. A bit annoying when you have an important event the next day and you want to look your best. Thanks to elemis this Overnight moisturiser/treatment comes in handy when I want to look my best, it really replenishes the skin as it claims. Lack of sleep can take away for natural firmness of skin (at least for me), but this ‘gives back’ my firmness, hydration and takes the stressed bits in exchange. Good deal, I’d say! 😄 What’s in it? Microalage (great anti-inflammatory properties), Padina Pavonica, a Mediterranean algae that claims to have anti-ageing benefits (new ingredient to me) and the Drone Peptide Technology ( drone technology is hugely popular in skincare now). You might wonder what a drone technology in skincare is? Well, is basically a delivery system that targets specific skin concerns. In this instance, the Drone Peptide Technology is designed to boost your skin’s natural radiance, target those nasty wrinkles and lines and provide hydration. For best results the cream has to be used for a longer period of time. Will be my go to in for the next week (has been many days prior) as I am off actives (getting ready for holiday). I don’t have wrinkles, but for this particular product, I think it was the first time I have seen 100% positive feedback (tested in vivo). The texture is beautiful, creamy, borderline- gel, light and absorbs completely into the skin. What else can I say other than I absolutely love it? 😄 However this is on the pricer side and definitely something I could not afford to buy on regular basis. But I am happy I was able to try it for myself. Disclaimer: I took the picture a while ago after a few uses, as I like to take pics with ‘fresh’ texture. Product was tested for much longer. Also a little goes long way.
ELEMIS-Pro-Collagen Marine Cream
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