I’ve really been focusing on improving my skin this past month. I was finding that I was having super dry skin between all the sun and AC being pumped through our house and dealing with issues of an uneven skin tone. I’m highlighting five of my most used, loved skin care favorites.


1.  Exuviance DePuffing Eye Serum $72 (0.2 fl oz) 

This eye serum is a godsend for those that suffer from puffy under eye bags (moms of little ones, workaholics and allergy suffers, this is for you!). This eye serum de-puffs, decongest and tones the eye area for a rested and more youthful appearance. The rolling ball applicator is cooling, feels amazing and helps increase circulation to the under eye area which helps decrease pooling which causes unsightly puffy bags under the eyes. It contains NeoGlucosamine®, which builds the supportive gel cushion for collagen and elastin which firms and tones the eyelid and undereye area. Eyeliss™ and Actiflow®, which contains a blend of peptides plus citrus antioxidant, helps to strengthen fragile skin, caffeine to stimulate and invigorate the skin and chamomile, green tea & cucumber to refresh.

To use (twice daily), you simply depress the plunger and rub in circular motion on your under eye area and eyelid for up to 10 seconds. You can then rub in completely with fingers. It can be used under makeup as well. It is pricier, but I have noticed a difference in the 2 weeks that I’ve used it and it lasts a long time (purchase here). Between the four month sleep regression that Brielle is going through and terrible allergies, I’ve needed a product like this. Although I may still feel tired, at least I don’t look it!

2.  Pixi Glow Tonic $15 (3.4 oz)

I’d love to introduce you to this alcohol free, oil free, gentle but astringent toner! This exfoliating toner helps to brighten the skin for a healthy glow. It contains 5% glycolic acid which helps to smooth skin tone and texture for a brighter complexion. It also contains a concoction of aloe vera, ginseng and botanical extracts to nourish and pamper your skin. This has made a huge difference in my skin tone! I feel like I could very nearly go without foundation now because my skin tone is so much better.

3.  Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater  $7 (4 fl oz)

Ridiculously cheap, but fabulous hydrating, non-greasy facial spray. I use this spray after my normal moisturizing creams, to set my makeup or any time that I feel I can use a boost of moisture (all over body and hair). It’s very gentle, non-irritating and has a pleasant floral scent. This would be perfect for a day at the beach to help quench your dehydrated, uncomfortable tight skin after being in the sun.

4.  Vichy LiftActiv Supreme $42 (50 ml)

LiftActiv Supreme is a new generation of anti-aging skin care that was specifically created to counteract daily aging for more youthful looking skin.  This cream contains the ingredient Rhamnose, which the company claims can slow the aging of skin at the cellular level. The manufacturer points to a number of studies that show this ingredient can reduce the production of various skin cell chemicals that are commonly associated with aging. This cream absorbs quickly (you only need a very little amount as it goes far) and without a greasy feel. I’ve been using this every evening after washing my face (recommended use is twice daily) and feel as though my skin has looked more refreshed and youthful.

5.  Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Cleansing Facial Wipes $5.99 (25 count)

I’m the worst at washing my face at night. This has been something that I’ve been working on and having these convenient towelettes makes it so much easier (especially since I’m trying to be as quiet as possible at night in order to not wake our toddler). These wipes are formulated with blueberries and coconut to gently clean, remove makeup (without having to scrub hard) and moisturizes all at once. They also contain apple and lemon peel to help brighten skin and leave a super clean scent. I love that these wipes are 99% natural made with compostable, FSC certified fabric Petroleum, SLS, & Paraben Free, & Cruelty-free. Guilt-free use and healthy for our precious planet.

What are some of your current skin care and beauty favorites? I’m always looking for great new products to try!


Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

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