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  • Writer's pictureLisa Taylor

Naturally Glowing Skin?

Are you kidding me? Naturally my hind end! It takes a village to get this 57 year old gal looking dewy fresh and glowy and I want to share some of my favorite things that help get me there.

Let's start with all the reasons why, especially this time of year with your heaters going, creating dryer air in our homes, it is so important to keep your face moisturized. When your skin is protected and hydrated, increased skin cell production can take place, and your skin isn't busy fighting for hydration. This leads to smoother, plumper skin cells.

Several of these items have Hyaluronic Acid as a main ingredient and what it does is helps reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles retaining moisture to your skin, creating a plumping effect.

Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum is vegan, gluten and cruelty-free and contains Ole’s highest concentration of vitamin C for daily use. It combines three Ole Glow® icons—vitamin C, exfoliating acids and banana powder-inspired pigments—to help instantly brighten, firm, reduce the look of dark spots, pores and wrinkles and defend skin against pollution, while delivering a sensorial experience you’ll love. And, with hyaluronic acid, this multi-acid serum helps reinforce skin’s moisture barrier. I use this every morning before putting on SPF or makeup. It is my first layer of protection against aging skin.

Next up is this vitamin C-powered illuminating makeup primer that delivers instant radiance while improving and extending makeup wear.

I wear this after the serum and before my makeup goes on but you can also mix it in with foundation, to create a dewy, healthy-looking glow.

But that’s not all. The look of fine lines and wrinkles—instantly softened. Skin’s appearance—smoothed. With its soft-focus effect, this vegan brightening primer formula creates a luminous canvas for an Ole Glow® that lasts and lasts.

At the end of the day I use this magical cream. At night, your skin goes into repair mode. This rich sleeping crème makes the most of that time, exfoliating the skin’s surface to allow fresher skin to glow through. Formulated with a powerful concentration of AHAs and bakuchiol, a plant-based alternative to retinol, it fights all major signs of aging for an overnight skin transformation. It targets fine lines, wrinkles and dark spots, and firms your skin.

I swear by this stuff and love the results that I get.

Now, let's talk Peter Thomas Roth, another skin care brand that I am very fond of.

The eye area is a big concern for me as I was starting to see fine lines and wrinkles develop but this stuff has really helped reduce them. This Retinol Fusion Eye Cream has a potent concentration of Microencapsulated Retinol Complex that helps bring a more youthful appearance to the delicate eye area. Infused with nourishing Shea Butter and Vitamins C and E, this rich, moisturizing formula helps to soothe the appearance of delicate skin while providing potent anti-oxidant benefits. As it helps soften, moisturize and soothe the look of skin, the eye area appears fresher and more youthful looking.

I don't know about anyone else but I sometimes suffer from bouts of insomnia. I also like my wine, so when a good nights sleep has evaded me, I reach for these little pads of wonderfullness and give my under eye area a treat.

These Eye Contour Gel Patches help hydrate, moisturize and instantly improve the look of fine lines, crow’s feet and under-eye darkness with a liquid cloud of moisture. Ceramide NP, Collagen and Marshmallow Root Extract help smooth and soften the look of fine lines, while caffeine helps de-puff the look of the eye area and Arnica helps diminish the appearance of dark circles.

here you go ladies. As I've said before, I refuse to grow old gracefully but instead, intend to fight it every step of the way and these little gems help me do that. Both of these brands also make men's products so while your filling your cart, think about the man in your life and grab up something for his stocking that he'll love you for.



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