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Review: 2 Best Drugstore Eye Creams: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel, Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment – How To Fight Wrinkles, Puffy Eyes

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Review: 2 Best Drugstore Eye Creams: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel, Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment - How To Fight Wrinkles, Puffy Eyes
If you are familiar with some of my previous articles, you will know how much I love products by Yes To. This article will be a continuation of my love of all their products, as I was fortunate enoughto be able to try their eye treatments this time around.

Yes To Grapefruit Brightening, Cucumbers Soothing Facial Towelettes, Gentle Milk Cleanser, Naturally Smooth Lip Balms, Correct & Repair CC Cream

The first product every gal with swollen morning eyes should have is Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel. This eye gel is different from every other gel I have ever tried; it not only reduced swelling, but it felt hydrating on my eyes. My concealer applied flawlessly, unlike most eye gels that don’t leave the under eye area well hydrated for makeup. Some important ingredients in this gel are:

Cucumber – Rejuvenating vitamins to soothe and soften the skin

Spirulina Algae: Contains proteins, nutrients and vitamin B that protect skin against irritants.

Chamomile – Soothes and moisturizes delicate, tired skin.

Green Tea:­ Contains anti-inflammatory properties that protect skin against free radical damage.

Dead Sea Minerals – Exfoliate, detoxify and rejuvenate the skin. This exclusive blend of minerals allow for easy penetration to fortify cells and increase the skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Review: 2 Best Drugstore Eye Creams: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel, Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment - How To Fight Wrinkles, Puffy Eyes

If puffy, dehydrated eyes are what ails you, Yes to Blueberries Eye Firming Treatment is the product for you! If you are more concerned about premature aging and want to nourish the eye area, perhaps you would like to try this eye cream.

This formula is made with paracress flower, which helps to restore and smooth skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 28 days! How awesome is that? All the while this product also has 95% natural, paraben-, petroleum- and SLS-free ingredients.  This lightweight lotion contains:

Blueberries – Rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C and anthocyanins to help fight free radicals.

Paracress Flower — Proven to help restore and smooth the skin within 28 days.

Beeswax – An emollient that helps soften skin and promotes the retention of moisture.

Olive Fruit Oil – Rich in oleic acid to help regenerate skin cells and attract moisture to the skin.

This lotion can also be used day and night and I have to say, in all my years of buying expensive
and inexpensive eye creams, this product can stand up to any $50 product on the market easily.

I always tell my clients, if you are going to start using one piece of skincare at a young age, make
sure it’s an eye cream of some sorts. You will not regret it. I’m 40 and luckily look like I’m in my late 20s — and I’m convinced using eye cream is the reason. Between these two products, you might use one or be like me and use both. Your eyes will thank you in 10 years!

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So, tell us: Are you going to become a Yes To disciple like me?

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- Erin Sutera, Senior Editor & Makeup Artist | Follow Erin on Twitter @erinlee24

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Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare – Triad Facial – Intensify Facial Discs, Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

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Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

“With the right products, the skin’s ability to heal itself is amazing.”- Dr. David Colbert

I have friends that swear by this man! They go to him for their skincare needs and look up to him as a nutritional skin guru of sorts. My friend, Linda Rodin, Founder and Creator of Olio Lusso, first debuted her collection there years ago and I remember thinking, “Why haven’t I tried his products before?”

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil
David Colbert, MD, (seen above) founder of New York Dermataology Group in Manhattan, introduces his debut skincare line: Colbert MD. This line is said to be extraordinary, as it features 3 core daily products that are needed for youthful, healthy, radiant skin.

I know that he is one of the most sought-after dermatologists, also being an accomplished author. My closest friends go to him for fillers, doing so with a natural touch. They never look like anything was “done” — they only look as if they are well-rested.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil
It was my pleasure to review and use the Intensify Facial DiscsStimulate The Serum, Balance Purifying Cleanser and one of the most touted about oils: Illumino Face Oil.

These signature products are intended for daily use. The Stimulate The Serum supposedly replicates the results one would get from a chemical peel and/or laser toning; Nutrify & Protect Day protects against environmental damage and Heal & Soothe Night reduces inflammation — when used all together it is known as the Triad Facial.

The Intensify Facial Discs are to be used in conjunction with this Triad Facial regimen 2-3 times a week. To me, these discs are amazing as they act as an exfoliant that mimics a microdermabrasion effect.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil
Apply discs to a clean, damp face and move them in a gentle, circular motion for anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds. You then rinse immediately with warm water and follow with Stimulate The Serum. Use discs morning or night; you must rinse thoroughly with water and avoid your eye area. Never use these on damaged or irritated skin. For my sensitive skin, they work!

My skin did not get irritated or burn in any way, as the ingredients are less harsh than the glycolic pads I’ve tried in the past where my skin literally rubbed off after using them. Products that are too strong are not good for such sensitive skin such as my own.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

Stimulate The Serum felt cool when applied on my cleansed skin after using the Intensify Facial Discs. It is said to instantly boost collagen reproduction by working deep within the skin to restore its vibrancy and youthful radiance. The Serum is patented with QuSome (TM) Technology to facilitate the regeneration of healthy, supple skin. You can apply it once a day, morning or night — and I saw immediate evenness in my skin’s coloration upon application.  

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

Balance Purifying Cleanser has anti-aging benefits and gently removes oil and surface impurities, leaving behind soft, smooth and clean skin that is ready for the Colbert MD regimen. There is ginko biloba, lasctic acid, allanton and bisabolol — key ingredients all working together to exfoliate, purify, condition and act as anti-irritants for the skin. This cleanser can be applied in a circular motion to a damp face. Rinse well with warm water and pat (don’t scrub!) dry.

Review, Ingredients: Colbert MD Skincare - Triad Facial - Intensify Facial Discs,  Stimulate The Serum, Illumino Face Oil

Finally, the ever-so-popular face oil among celebrities and skincare lovers alike: the Ilumino Face Oil. It’s intended to instantly soothe and improve skin’s overall tone, texture and glow. I can tell you that retinol and vitamin C esters work at the topical level to soothe the skin, while the patented QuSome (TM) Technology delivers the oil deep into the dermis for optimal results.

This is known as the “oils of oils”, and can be massaged into cleansed, damp skin for best results. Key ingredients include: yangu oil, borage seed oil, marula oil, passion fruit oil and argan oil to improve skin’s elasticity, aid in cell repair and improve skin’s overall tone and texture.

BeautyStat Editors Review Best Serums For Wrinkles, Dark Spots 2013: All Skin Types + Clarins Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate

People who know me well know I have been using Olio Lusso for years, yet I do agree that this oil is wonderfully lightweight, evens out my skintone and certainly generates an overall glow. With that being said, I can see why people flock to his offices and buy his brand. He also seems like a lovely and charming doctor who takes interest in all of his patients… or so I’ve heard! Wink, wink — I won’t reveal names. I promise! Also available at www.ColbertMD.com.

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Are you beauties interested in a new skincare regimen? Do you think this would work for you? What are your skincare concerns?

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- Nicole Gordon Levine

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Review, Ingredients: Estée Lauder Clear Difference Advanced & Targeted Blemish Serum Treatment, Complexion Perfecting BB Creme: Best At Preventing Acne Breakouts

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Review, Ingredients: Estée Lauder Clear Difference Advanced & Targeted Blemish Serum Treatment, Complexion Perfecting BB Creme: Best At Preventing Acne Breakouts

When I think of Estée Lauder, one of the last things that come to mind is an acne-fighting line. The Serum Experts — the scientists who have made all of Estée Lauder’s best-selling anti-aging and brightening serums — have created a skincare line to help women fight the acne cycle at the source! The Clear Difference line includes a serum, targeted treatment and BB Creme to get your complexion clear and smooth.

“Blemishes aren’t just for teenagers – preventing breakouts is a top concern for women today,” says Dr. Nadine Pernodet, Vice President, Basic Science Research – R&D, The Estée Lauder Companies. “This new system is specifically designed to help stop the cycle of breakouts and significantly reduce the look of blemishes and pores.”

The NEW Triple Action Clarity Technology includes a special blend of salicylic acid, glucosamine (a natural and proven sugar-derived skin refiner) and laminaria saccharina (a natural marine extract that helps control oil), which works in three ways to stop the breakout cycle, refine and calm the skin and control excess oil and refine the look of pores.

Review, Ingredients: Estée Lauder Clear Difference Advanced & Targeted Blemish Serum Treatment, Complexion Perfecting BB Creme: Best At Preventing Acne Breakouts

A serum for acne? Yup! The skin-refinishing Advanced Blemish Treatment efficiently discourages blemishes and excess shine, while also helping to reduce the look of pores. This non-drying acne medication also hydrates skin without irritating or clogging pores. The silky, fluid formula features a lightly scented, aromatic botanical blend featuring cool mint notes of peppermint and eucalyptus. It isn’t heavy at all and feels great on freshly toned skin.

Review, Ingredients: Estée Lauder Clear Difference Advanced & Targeted Blemish Serum Treatment, Complexion Perfecting BB Creme: Best At Preventing Acne Breakouts

NEW Clear Difference Targeted Blemish Treatment is formulated with the highest concentration of Triple Action Clarity Technology. It comes in a syringe-looking applicator with a roller ball tip to apply the clear acne medication. You simply click the end to push up an appropriate amount of topical medication for a single application. It feels cooling once on the skin and features a purifying aromatic blend of cool, fresh peppermint and eucalyptus.

Estée Lauder CyberWhite HD System – How To Brighten Your Skin Without Erasing Your Freckles

This fast-acting treatment fights existing blemishes, penetrating fast to rapidly reduce the size of blemishes while minimizing redness and irritation. Applied at the first sign of a flare up, this targeted treatment will discourage blemishes from getting bigger so skin looks smooth. The acne treatment is so lightweight it can even be worn under makeup. I have to say, my blemishes did appear to look “smaller” and shrunk in size after a few days. In just one day, Clear Difference Targeted Blemish Treatment provides a 22% reduction in active blemishes.

Review, Ingredients: Estée Lauder Clear Difference Advanced & Targeted Blemish Serum Treatment, Complexion Perfecting BB Creme: Best At Preventing Acne Breakouts

The NEW Clear Difference Complexion Perfecting BB Creme SPF 35 hydrates, protects, perfects, calms and soothes skin. I just love applying a makeup that is actually beneficial in the fight against acne! It perfectly complements Clear Difference anti-blemish treatments to even out skintone, while providing hydration and oil-control.

Estée Lauder Double Wear All Day Glow BB Moisture Makeup SPF 30, Brush-On Glow BB Cream Highlighter

Color-correcting pigments instantly neutralize redness and help conceal blemish marks, pores and flaws while soothing ingredients also help reduce the look of redness and irritation. Available in 3 semi-sheer shades that flatter a wide range of skintones – Light, Medium and Medium Deep – skin is left looking soft, clear and naturally beautiful. At first, I thought the Light shade was a bit too yellow, but it actually blended down to a neutral finish to counteract noticeable hyperpigmentation and present acne.

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- Theresa Romano, Managing Editor | Follow Theresa on Twitter & Instagram @there_esa

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2nd Week Skincare Growth Factor Challenge Report: Regenica® Overnight Repair Fades Away Acne Marks, Adds Glow To Skin

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2nd Week Skincare Growth Factor Challenge Report: Regenica Overnight Repair Fades Away Acne Marks, Adds Glow To Skin

Last time I checked in, I was just getting started with the Growth Factor Challenge. So now that I’ve really gotten into using both the Regenica® Overnight Repair and SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum® products, it’s time to see how these babies are transforming my skin (see above; second week in).

See Week 1 Results:

The Skincare Growth Factor Challenge! SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum, Regenica® Advanced Rejuvenation Overnight Repair

To start, I was instructed to first use the Regenica® Overnight Repair for one week, as it reverses skin aging with advanced multipotent growth factors, which signal skin cells to repair the core causes of wrinkles. Now let’s face it, any wrinkle-busting product is good by me, so I was more than thrilled to slather on this special product onto my face, neck and decolletage right before bedtime.

2nd Week Skincare Growth Factor Challenge Report: Regenica Overnight Repair Fades Away Acne Marks, Adds Glow To Skin

Upon application, my skin instantly slurped this lightweight cream up, so I didn’t have to worry about lingering product or a greasy residue left on my face. Yes, it took a few days to see results, but I can assure you that this skincare must-have totally moisturized my skin, helped fade away some acne scars and gave my complexion a more rejuvenated glow.

Although wrinkles aren’t much of a concern for twenty-somethings like myself, I can say this product has made my skin feel a lot tighter and more toned with continued use. Even the lines under my eyes firmed up a little bit. And with a creamy-smooth texture, and neutral-calming scent, it’s been a real treat to use this goodie every night. Plus, this formula doesn’t clog your pores at all, so you don’t have to worry about unwanted breakouts or blackheads on the way. It’s just apply, sleep and go with this easy-to-use product.

2nd Week Skincare Growth Factor Challenge Report: Regenica Overnight Repair Fades Away Acne Marks, Adds Glow To Skin

After my week-trial with Regenica®, I was asked to start using the TNS Essential Serum® for one week as well. Designed to enhance skintone and texture for an overall youthful-looking appearance, I will be using this blendable dual-formula after cleansing right before bedtime to see how it works.

It’s important for me not to start using any new makeup or skincare products while using any of the products during the challenge, so, like Regenica®, I’ll be applying it to my face, neck and decolletage areas to compare the results. Stay tuned for the next piece, concluding my overall thoughts on both anti-aging products.

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What do you think of Courtney’s results in her second week? Would you take this skincare challenge?

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- Courtney Leiva | Follow Courtney on Twitter @CourtneyLeiva

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Beauty News: Tina Fey Is Newest Spokesperson For Garnier Skincare #bstat

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Beauty News: Tina Fey Is Newest Spokesperson For Garnier Skincare #bstat

You may have already seen her in commercials for Garnier Nutrisse hair color, but it’s official: Tina Fey is the newest spokesperson for Garnier‘s Ultra-Lift skincare line! Not only is Tina funny, witty, talented and has really great hair — but we’re super-envious of her skin as well!

You’ll start seeing the print aids of funny Fey and Garnier roll out this month, according to E Online, but here’s a reason why (if you couldn’t think of any) Tina is the perfect person to represent Garnier:

Tina Fey has been an enormous success for us,” said David Greenberg, President of Maybelline New York, Garnier and essie. “Tina‘s personality, beauty and approachability resonate with our consumer and we are thrilled to keep her in the Garnier family.”

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