New acne and anti-aging skin care products from Proactiv, Hevia MD, and Revitalistic by Vanessa Williams have hit the skin care market. And as more skin care products have come to market with the promise to do this, that and the other, what we all really want to know is if all of these new products work? Maybe not all, but these three do…
Proactiv has been the acne-bustin’ company of choice for millions of teenagers and adults alike for what seems like forever, and just when you thought the brand couldn’t improve on perfection, it did…introducing Proactiv+ 3-Step System, an $84 value for $29.95 (proactivplus.com)! 3-Step packs in more medicine and targets acne in a much smarter way with even more skincare benefits. The kit includes: Skin Smoothing Exfoliator which is a very mild cleanser that gently removes pore-clogging impurities that contains Benzoyl peroxide (2.5%) to kill acne and glycolic acid to smooth the skin’s surface. Additionally, you get the Pore Targeting Treatment which also contains 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide and the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator to keep your skin even-toned, bright & radiant – contains Salicylic acid (0.5%).
Myth: Anti-aging products are reserved only for “women of a certain age,” whatever that means. Truth: Anti-aging products can & should be used by older teens and young women in their twenties because guess what, they’re aging too, so start young and start with Bioactive Anti-Aging Cleanser ($39, heviamdskinscience.com) – a cleanser that contains the super anti-oxidant Red Mangrove Extract to help repair, virgin coconut oil to soothe, shea butter to heal, allantoin to calm and mango butter is used as an anti-inflammatory. Bioactive deeply cleans as it retains your skin’s delicate moisture balance and leaves skin feeling soft and clean.
A long time sufferer of acne, Ms. Vanessa Williams is the next celeb to brave the skin care category with her own line of products – Revitalistic by Vanessa Williams 5pc Discovery Kit ($52, qvc.com) – thumbs up for a great first effort. Revitalistic is the “real solution for real skin problems” that comes in a five-piece, convenient discovery 1 ounces sizes and packages for all skin types and skin tones. The kit comes with Re-Start Skin Serum moisturizes, primes and helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With Re-Quench Intensive Moisture Treatment which provides mega moisture to parched, dry skin. Perfexture Triple Enzyme Peel which helps dissolve dead skin cells to improve the look of dull skin…I will not live another day without this product! Re-Focus Firming Eye Serum which targets moisture to the delicate under-eye area and Re-Contour Neck and Decollete Cream to even skin tone and firmness.
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