If the Oscars have you thinking, I need a little nip & tuck, think again. I’m sharing my Top 10 Best Skincare Products for Firmer, Younger Looking Skin.
Are the products I’m about to share really better than Botox? I’m too scared of the needle to find out. But, at 35-years-young, I’ve come to rely on smart skincare solutions that visibility get the job done without any injections.
I’ve been using Exuviance HA100 Micro-Fill Patches ($88) for two months and I am obsessed. Not picking favorites on this list, but this product really helped smooth out my smile lines – giving me even more reasons to smile. Which is why, I’ll be using this and smiling for a very long time. One a week, I use the patches on my smile lines. You can also use them above your brows or under your eyes. The HA100 Micro-Cone Patches, have 100% pure Hyaluronic Acid “micro-cones” which dissolve onto skin overnight, plumping the look of lines with surface hydration. The serum, I use daily, avoiding the area that have the patches when they are being applied once per week. Game f’n changer, mamas!! I saw results in one week. I wanted to wait to months just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming, before I shared it with you. #notanad at all – major major mama must buy
When I’m home and want a glowing, no makeup look, this is my go-to serum – Manuka Doctor Apirefine Gold Dust Firming Serum ($44.95). No only does it make your face sparkle better than an actress accepting her Oscar, it’s packed with sweet skincare winner Manuka Honey. It’s a special honey from New Zealand that has been used to hydrate skin an boost elastin production for generations. This golden goodness also has Purified Bee Venom , which has been clinically proven to boost natural collagen formation and increase skin’s elasticity. It’s going to make you bee-utiful … couln’t resist!
Back in May 2018, I began using Algenist Power Recharing Night Pressed Serum ($95) in my evening beauty routine in the hopes of boosting away the facial fatigue I was displaying due to an extra special and stressful load of mom life meets entrepreneur life. O M Goodness, allow us to praise the power of underwater secrets. Their site says, “It melts into the skin to recharge fatigued skin” and yup, that’s what it does, thanks to the power of algae, and some really smart skincare scientists, which have taken the most nutrient-rich plants in the world and made an award-winning skincare brand I wish I started using sooner. Also, I’m obsessed with the smell. You’ll know what I mean when you get this jar of joy. PS You’ll also want to check out Algenist Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer.
If you don’t know Drunk Elephant, get to know them. Founded by a mompreneur who wanted to have cleaner, better skincare options, Drunk Elephants Protini Polypeptide Cream wins for it’s firming and overall skin tone improvement. It’s made with a green cocktail of amino acids and pygmy waterlily that kicks wrinkles and fine lines in their booty. Your skin will be drunk with joy.
Mama’s morning eyes need First Aid Beauty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream($36), which helps firm under eye area and make you look like you actually slept. I love the cooling effect for the gel when it hits me at 6:15am. But, I would so love it more if it hit me at 8:15am … no snooze button for mama, alas.
When smart science backs up skincare, mama’s face is so happy. My evening eye creams just weren’t doing it for me anymore. And in mid 2018 – a few months shy of my 35th bday, I switches to SkinMedica TNS Eye Repair ($102). The plumping effect was almost instantaneous, thanks to hyaluronic acid which diminishes dehydration lines and increase radiance. The key is SkinMedica’s TNS (Tissue Nutrient Solution) a mix of naturally occurring proteins, amino acids and antioxidants your body uses to help your skin recover from sun damage and the natural aging process. You’ll want to check out their full assortment, but start with the eyes. The price tag, is worth the results.
Don’t neglect the skin on your neck. Neocutis Micro-Firm Neck & Decollete ($135) uses Micro Protein Complex (MPC) technology created by Swiss scientists which help address the signs of aging including skin elasticity and firmness. The specific micro-proteins found in MPC are key in the nourishment of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic ccid necessary for youthful-looking skin. It’s also made with antioxidants and exfoliating properties to encourage cell turnover for a softer and more luminous appearance.
Another honey helper, Farmacy Beauty Honey Potion Mask ($38) warms on the skin and creates a white film on the face. Leave it on for 20+, minutes and let the bees do the works, or rather the results of their pollination. Amino acid-rich royal jelly will nourish dry skin, resulting in a dewy, youthful glow.
Unlike the other mask, First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Ginger & Turmeric Vitamin C Jelly Mask, ($32) leaves a cooling sensation on your face. The turmeric not only helps brighten skin, but it’s anti-inflammatory properties calm your skin and can help improve smoothness.
Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Eraser Pro ($119) helps you max out the benefits of your serum with the help of sonic back-and-forth movements that push the serum through your various skin layers to get the good stuff where it is needed to be. You’re also getting a nice, warming facial massage that supports a more youthful, elastic complexion. Currently, this is the only device I use regularly.