Posts Tagged ‘moisturizer’

Like 4 Products in 1: ARCONA Cranberry Gommage

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

There are a lot of products out there that claim to cover all bases: cleanse, protect, tone, define, etc. etc. etc. But in all honesty, is there really only ONE product that goes the whole 9 yards? Until recently – I didn’t think so. I always had 4 separate products: my favorite cleanser which was mild enough to use every morning and night, my best toner which completely clarified my skin, a weekly mask to exfoliate, and a moisturizer I couldn’t keep in the bottle to save my life.

Thanks to BeautyFix I was recently introduced to the luxury skin care brand ARCONA,  which is a personal favorite of Zoe Saldana, Emmy Rossum, Rachel Zoe, Julia Roberts and Anna Kendrick – just to name drop a tad. With a roster like that and Allure’s Best of Beauty Award seal of approval, I knew there had to be something special about ARCONA’s products so I decided to try the Cranberry Gommage. I kid you not when I say this single item has eliminated my need for the 4 aforementioned products in my beauty regimen. It has cleansing properties to smooth, purify, and tone skin. It has tough ingredients including salicylic acid and volcanic minerals (which are actually finely crushed to be 1/1,000th of an inch – the perfect, mild exfoliant!) to keep your skin free of bacteria. It has cranberry and raspberry enzymes which not only gives the product a pretty purple hue but also unclogs and shrinks pores. Last but not least, it has anti-aging antioxidants that kick free radicals and environmental damage to the curb.

The Gommage is for use on normal or oily skin, which is perfect for me since I tend to be on the oily side. I diluted the product with water for the first week of use because I didn’t want to overwhelm my problem skin with a heavy mixture, but I was surprised to see how well my skin handled the change. I only use it three times a week – but it’s perfect for the face, neck and décolleté! This product has left my skin softer, smoother, and healthier than it has ever been, so I will be sure to add my name to the list of important ARCONA ambassadors!

Have you received your own ARCONA Cranberry Gommage from BeautyFix yet?

Beautyfix 16 Sneak Peek: My Favorite Pick

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Get excited, everyone: in September a new season of Beautyfix will be upon us! As a panelist, I’m lucky enough to get my hands on the entire season’s worth of selections in advance. And I know I say this every season, but WHOA! There are so many amazing skin care products this time around I’m barely going to contain my excitement.

I don’t want to ruin all the surprises, but will give you a sneak peek into the season by spilling the details on my personal favorite so far: Vichy Aqualia Thermal.

If you frequent the Beautyfix blog, then you know I have dry skin and love a good facial moisturizer. And this time of year, with all the heat and humidity, it’s kind of difficult to find something that completely agrees with my skin. I need intense moisture, but I don’t want anything too heavy or greasy. For its amazing ability to make my skin feel soft, hydrated and nourished without a trace of greasiness, this product fits the bill.

More great news: if you fall in love with Vichy Aqualia Thermal like I did and you decide you want to purchase the full-size version … it comes very reasonably priced. I’ve tried a lot of facial creams, lotions, serums and potions and honestly, this value is tough to beat.

Even MORE great news: in a matter of weeks, you’ll have ALL the new Beautyfix selections right at your fingertips to create your own custom kit.

Ever used Vichy Aqualia Thermal? I’d love to hear what you think about it!