Posts Tagged ‘antioxidant’

Beautyfix Spotlight: Wrinkle-Proof Your Skin with Murad Active Radiance Serum

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

You’ve probably heard that Vitamin C is the best thing to treat a cold, but did you know that it can also be used to prevent and even reverse aging skin? Vitamin C works as an essential factor for the normal formation, maintenance and structural stability of collagen. In addition, it shows positive results as UVA/UVB protection and is extremely effective as an antioxidant, your natural defense against free radicals that age the skin. Sun Damage has met its match with Murad Active Radiance Serum, an ultra powerful serum that contains Vitamin C and E, Oat, powerful antioxidants, glycolic acid and peptides all which help boost your skin’s natural defense against sun damage while encouraging repair of existing damage, reducing the visible signs of aging skin.

This light, fast absorbing serum has been clinically demonstrated to brighten and renew the skin in one week by improving natural radiance and clarity, smoothing skin, and restoring youthful texture and tone. It can be used every day after cleansing and can be worn under your daily moisturizer and sunblock. In only 15 minutes, skin firmness is increased by up to 64% and the skin’s tone and texture become smooth, even and youthful. 

I have been using this product for a few weeks now and it causes a slight tingling sensation when first applied (which feels kind of refreshing in the AM). Since using it, I have noticed my sun damaged spots have faded dramatically. I love this serum and have noticed an improvement in my overall skin tone. It feels firmer, smoother, looks brighter and appears to be more evenly toned overall. If you want to reverse the signs of sun damage and aging skin, this is a great Beautyfix selection to have in your arsenal!

Beautyfix Spotlight: Spice Island Body Butter: Passion Fruit

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

A basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter the skin type, should moisturize. The fact is, moisturizers are beneficial to your skin health and can actually save your skin. Moisturizers can protect sensitive skin, improve skin tone and texture, and mask imperfections. When you have tight skin, it is telling you that it needs moisture. So how do you know when to reach for soothing lotion or a thicker body butter? Body Butters are ideal for skin damaged by dryness, wind or chapping. Body butter will provide superior, longer-lasting emollients, making it the choice when dry skin also needs intense moisture and healing. The most effective way to moisturize your skin is to use a product that contains humectants, or emollient ingredients.

Spice Island Body Butter is an emollient body cream with natural healers and skin-softeners, available in Passion Fruit and Lemongrass. I had the pleasure to try out the Passion Fruit, which is packed with antioxidants, linoleic acid and flavonoids, essential in skin health and protection. Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid that must be consumed for proper health. Flavonoids are antioxidant rich and some also have anti-allergic, anti-carcinogenic, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Not only does this body butter smell amazing, but it absorbs quickly and is extremely hydrating. It contains nourishing jojoba oil, which is theorized to be so similar to human skin oil, it can “trick” the skin into thinking it has produced enough oil and thus balance oil production. Virgin coconut oil and olive oils are also used in Spice Island Body Butter, both of which help smooth skin, producing a glowing, supple appearance. Virgin coconut oil is the best natural ingredient for skin lotion available. It prevents free-radical damage and provides protection against them. It can help to keep the skin from developing liver spots, and other blemishes caused by aging and over exposure to sunlight. It also helps fight against sagging and wrinkling skin and aids in healing and repairing the skin which can help bring back a youthful appearance. I’m spending my weekend outdoors by the pool this weekend and I will most definitely be taking my Spice Island Body Butter with me. It will feel great to hydrate my skin with this lotion at the end of the day after spending so much time in the sun. I know that it will absorb quickly, heal and quench my dry skin and leave me smelling like a tropical paradise!