Tag Archives: Skin Care

Why I Started Using a Neck Tightening Cream

I’ve been a big fan of beauty products, and of course, treatments, going back a while now.  You can read about my experience getting old and how I coped with it if you follow that link.

Today, I have a revelation.  I’m using a new product!  It was given to me as part of a giveaway by a brand I know well.  The product is the Skin Pro Neck Tightening Cream.

What Does a Neck Cream Do?

Well, simply put, it attacks areas of your skin that aren’t on your face.  In specific, your neck. The neck and chest (well, upper chest) are areas that must not be overlooked when you do your skin care regimen.  You see, most people apply sunblock and anti aging creams to their face, their arms, and their legs.  However, they miss out on that “V Zone” that is between their chin and their chest.  This zone is a zone that is very tender and it can really make a big difference if you don’t apply lotion to it.

Think about it, because I’m guilty as anyone at this.

I wake up, I shower, I cleanse, and apply an eye serum.

Then, I apply SPF and moisturizer.

I do this to my face, then any leftover goes on my arms after I apply a body lotion.

Lastly, I FORGET my neck area. 

A neck firming cream is a product that can be used for those years of forgotten applications.  It is a product that will not only work to regenerate the skin on the neck and upper chest, but also something that will strengthen the skin there and help it come back to it’s supple self.  This skin can get very thin and wispy over the years when not cared for properly, but this cream is designed to be a corrective product to address that.

It’s not too late – you can use a neck cream to help you repair sagging skin and tighten the loose skin on your neck.  I have been using this product for a few weeks, and I’m a firm believer.  (Hear that, firm?)

You have two options:

  1.  Let everyone know your real age by letting your neck show your true age.
  2.  Use a neck cream to repair skin and get the advantage and take your skin care routine to the next level.

To me, it was an easy decision.   #neckcreams all the way!

Neck Cream is Safe for Both Sexes

Safe for both sexes.

Why Don’t Celebs Ever Have Dark Under Eye Circles?

So I was reading this article on Glamour today, and it raised a fantastic question:  why don’t celebrities ever have dark circles under their eyes?

Valid question!  So today I’m going to help convey what they wrote in their article and put my own thoughts on pad and paper – errr – on website. 🙂

So Hillary Duff uses a concealer.  This means she actually has dark circles, yet basically paints over them. Check.

I went over the US News to see what they had on this topic, and I found this amazing video.  Over four million views at the time I wrote this, so I figured it was worth posting.

Definitely give that a watch if this topic is of interest to you.  I’ve watched it a few times and no wonder it gets so many views!

Always looking for fresh takes, I went over to Cosmo and read this article.  If you don’t care to read it, here are my main takeaways.

  1.  Apply SPF under your eyes on a daily basis.  (Pretty much everyone knows this, but nobody actually follows through with it.)
  2. Use an eye cream.  (Duh.  Already using this skin product.)
  3.  Apply a concealer over a corrector.  Sounds like a ton of work.
  4. Use a pink cream blush.  No thanks, I’m already wearing enough makeup!

Those were my main takeaways from the article.  Personally I like to use the best eye serum for dark circles.  If you click that link you’ll see which one I’m talking about.  There is also a great entry about how to get rid of dark under eye circles for real.  Worth a read.

If there is any topic of discussion out there, we all know that Oprah will have an opinion, and probably a series of shows, dedicated to the material.  So I wasn’t shocked when I ran into her site looking for the best tips on getting rid of darkness under the eyes.  Here’s here article, and below are my notes.

  1.  Use an illuminating concealer pen.  ($8.)  Do this beneath any eye bags, and not directly on top of them.  This is KEY.
  2.   For pigmentation, use sunblock.  Okay, we already learned that and it’s a pretty basic fact, but that’s really what we get with Oprah and other talk shows like the Today Show.  It’s always the same information and never anything earth shattering, in my humble opinion.
  3. Use a night cream.  Something with retinoid.  I do this, so I can say that it does work.  Very good tactic, and the night cream doesn’t get enough respect in life overall.

I use a night cream because my skin is uninterrupted at night.  No sun, no environmental issues running interference, nothing of that nature.  My skin gets to rest, recover, and rejuvenate.  That’s why a heavy night cream is always best use at – NIGHT.  You won’t sweat it off.

Sorry to go off on a tangent there, but skin care is a very passionate topic for me and I know a lot about it.  In another life I think I’ll be performing plastic surgery.  Heck, it beats being a professional model!

The Stylish New Design of Elite Serum Rx

Fashion models and us ugly people alike both know the importance of skin care.  Proper skin care goes a long way to letting people know you live a clean, healthy lifestyle.  But, in the case of fashion models, there is no substitute for healthy skin. It’s the norm.  For this reason, I’m digging into my skin care routine and talking about something that changed up recently in one of my favorite eye serums.  

Anti aging products seem to be popping up everywhere these days with promises of making us look younger by the day. It seems everyone promises they can turn back our clock with some magic formula that we are to apply to our face on a daily basis.

Well, one product I’ve used for the last year – one that I swear by – got a much needed makeover.  It’s called the Elite Serum Rx, and it’s made by a laboratory in South Florida.  The same people who make it also operate other skin care brands, but this if by far their best product.

Elite Serum Rx and It’s Makeover

The product itself is rather funky.  It’s sold in a very unique, eye-catching airless syringe style pump.  It doesn’t hurt!  Don’t worry, it’s not like botox or a liquid facelift where there is some sort of dermal filler!  It’s actually a very fresh, smooth serum that glides onto the skin and covers up any signs of aging we get as we age.  The normal ones I get are dark circles and puffiness, but it works on eye wrinkles as well. I’m not old enough for those to get onto  my face, but one day, I certainly will be!

So, the big makeover I was talking about is the packaging.  You see, the product, until a few days ago, showed up at my door with just a bubbled wrapped style mailer and a product on the inside.  It’s one of the most expensive eye serums you can buy, but it didn’t even include a box!  I’m sure many people were turned off by it, but since it worked, I stuck with the product.

Now, it’s a product I feel proud about gifting to other people.  It has a new luxury appeal to go along with it’s luxury price point.  It’s one of the coolest pieces of cosmetic packaging I’ve seen in ages.  It’s really sharp, hip, and smart.  It reminds me of an Iphone box, to be honest.  Here’s a product photo do you can see what I’m talking about.

 

Elite Serum Rx Box

Elite Serum Rx and it’s new box!

Since I’m not the best at talking about products, I figured this YouTube video would really be the best thing to show you how the new product looks. It talks about how it’s in Vanessa’s skin care routine and really shows it off.