After a long week at work, most of us welcome a good, stiff drink, but what about all those days in between, when boozing isn't exactly appropriate? Well, cosmetics and body care products may not have exactly the same effects as alcohol, but you can at least smell like your favorite adult beverage. The Malin + Goetz Mojito Soap Set ($30) will get you nice and lime-minty fresh, while Philosophy's Senorita Margarita 3-in-1 Gel ($16) is as sweet and bright as the real thing. If your taste is more the sophisticated martini type, you could spritz on Apothia Velvet Rope Eau de Parfum ($35). But if you'd rather not smell like a cocktail at all, then there's a great alternative: OPI Nail Lacquer in Paint My Moji-Toes Red ($8).
I have recently written about hair smoothing serums, but serums for the face are entirely different. Facial serums have invaded the beauty market and with all the product overload I thought I'd break them down into categories for you to make your next beauty counter visit less overwhelming.
You may recall a post last week about the La Prairie Gold Face Serum and that was just the tip of the iceberg. This first installment of Serums, Serums Everywhere! will focus on lifting and energizing your dry winter skin.
Facial serums in general are intended to: firm and tighten skin, normalize oil production, prevent breakouts, help reduce the signs of aging, and increase your skin's ability to regenerate cells faster resulting in elasticity and more youthful and brighter looking skin. They are definitely on the pricier side of beauty products since they are so concentrated and full of vitamins, so finding the right one for your skin should be treated like an investment. Here are my top three picks for lifting and energizing serums. Enjoy!
La Mer Lifting Face Serum, $210 for a 1 oz. pump. This is a top of the line serum that Madonna and Jennifer Lopez are fans of. It trains your skin to maintain a softer, and smoother appearance by infusing your skin with energy. You will notice your skin looks brighter, clearer and firmer.
Estee Lauder Re-Nutriv Intensive Lifting Serum, $175. This addictive serum is made from rare ingredients paired with technology to provide serious results. It repairs your skin from the get go and provides protection from free radicals and other damagers. You will feel it working because of the light, tingly sensation when you apply it.
After some time, you will notice less fine lines and a more supple skin appearance. Also, dark spots on your face should fade. Just use one pump in the morning and in the evening and then follow with a hydrating facial moisturizer.
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