Now is as good a time as any to stock up on everything skin care for yourself or for that loved one who puts this part of her beauty regime atop her list things to do. In part one of our 2-part Skin Care Gift Guide we bring you three products to make holiday giving easy with skincare gift sets and products from Glyterra-gl, One Love Organics, and TRIA.
Aging as we all know isn’t the only culprit to how our skin appears, the weather outside is just as much a determining factor, but rather than use lotions and potions alone to combat the effects of a future breakout because we know it’s coming, try the TRIA Skin Perfecting Blue Light ($245, www.TRIABeauty.com), which lessens your chances of having a blemish party on your face. ‘Blue Light’ is an at-home, FDA-cleared facial device that manages the bacteria levels that cause acne. It also eliminates clogged pores and pimples. Cheap it isn’t, but effective it is.
Betcha didn’t think that sugar is damaging your skin did you? I sure didn’t, but at least the Glyterra-gL Anti-glycation Regimen ($135, ulta.com) will help un-do all the bad effects sweets have on our skin. In the piece I wrote for the Examiner.com, “Sugar causes skin to sag because when we ingest it, it oxidizes and produces glycotoxins, which turn in to Advanced Glycation End products (AGEs) and inhibits the way collagen and elastin forms, therefore weakening the elastic properties of our skin, which is why it begins to look saggy, lackluster and wrinkled.” Now that you’re armed with this info, what will you do? I, for one will still be popping a Toostie roll from time to time.
This two-part youth-promoting system comes with a two percent Theraglycan-3-Day Formula and a four percent Theraglycan-3 Night Formula. Together firm loose skin, soften the appearance of deep wrinkles, and make age spots almost a non factor.
OpenSky.com is one of the best places to find really unique products of all types made by creative independent designers and small businesses and it’s here that HKI found the One Love Organics 3-in-1 Skin Savior Kit ($100, opensky.com) which includes: Supercritical Chia Oil, Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm and Your New Best Friend Skin Shammy. Super-potent Chia Oil, made with Omega-3s, antioxidants and vitamins absorbs quickly, moisturizes and smooths your face all year long. Use the microfiber cloth Skin Shammy along with the Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm to remove makeup and dirt. ‘Savior’ is made with cold-pressed plant oils, super-critical extracts and rich mango so that every cleansing doesn’t leave your skin feeling bone dry because of the moisturizing components. One Love even suggests you use mix ‘Savior’ with your favorite mineral powder to get a dewy glow. Now that’s a good look.
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