Serious skincare for adults continues to raise the bar higher and higher. Many of these products have unique ingredients and great packaging . LaClaire skincare is a luxury brand of anti-aging, renewal, perfecting & clarifying products. Phytomer is one of our favorite brands, offering luxurious spa-style products made with ingredients from the sea,. If adult acne an issue, you will want to ask your doctor about a new prescription product called Altreno.
Phytomer’s New Flash Facial:
I’d love to indulge in luxurious spa experiences on a daily basis, but who has the time? That’s why I’m loving Phytomer’s new and super efficient (spa-aah) CITYLIFE Ultra- Cleansing Flash Peel. It exfoliates cleanses and treats/detoxifies in just 30 seconds.
Apply two pumps to a clean dry face and massage the foam into your skin. I love the effervescent bubbling effect that KO’s toxins and pollutant (Oh, that City Life can be dirty)! Literally half a minute later, it’s time to rise and see smoother softer skin (I swear my skin looked significantly brighter without any irritation).
I’ll admit it: the bubbling effect was just fun to use, while it worked to improve the look and feel of my skin. This product is a winner!
Add These Beautifiers:
If you have the time, add a relaxing soak in the tub with Phytomer’s Oligomer Pur Lyphilzed Sea Water Bath (read review). The single-use sachets have 104 trace elements in the freeze-dried seawater. Freeze-drying helps to retain all of the actives naturally found in the ocean to help you recharge your body. If you want to truly relax and feel pampered, tear one of these packettes open, and soak!
For more skincare treats (for your face) that won’t drain your “me” time try Phytomer Souffle Marin Cleansing foaming cream (read review); HYDRASEA Thirst-Relief Rehydrating Mask (read review); and CITYLIFE Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream (read review).
There are so many companies offering Eye Firming Serums but the La Claire version actually delivers what it promises,
The product is available in .17 oz. bottle ($36); .34 oz ($62) and 0.5 oz ($78).
De-puffing and tightening bags and wrinkles around the eye area is tricky, but caffeine, peptides and botanicals work hard to firm, smooth, tighten and brighten. I immediately felt a tightening effect and later that day I could see reduced puffiness.
La Claire says the serum also will help fade age spots, and increase the skin’s natural collagen. I can’t quantify that. However, with Vitamin C, E & A, hydrating Omega 3 oils and natural antioxidants from botanicals, it’s definitely a serum that can deliver a lot of TLC.
LaClaire’s dermatologist and Pharmacist-formulated skincare’s website gives you all the ingredients and tells you what they are supposed to do for your skin. Nice touch!
Adult Acne is Not For Kids:
So you think you’re done with acne and breakouts because you’re not a teenager anymore? The bad news is that for many people, especially women, adult acne is a major problem.
Hormones, stress, and other issues can make those zits flare up with a vengeance.
Usually, it’s when you want clear skin the most (e.g. your wedding day, job interview, meeting his parents for the first time, etc.). You can’t treat adult acne with the same skincare products you used as a teenager.
The good news is that there are many skincare products designed just for adults. Here are two to consider:
LaClaire Clarifying Cleanser:
One of the most important ways to fight acne, especially adult acne, is to keep your skin clean and exfoliated. However, adults with acne-prone or oily skin risk irritating or overly drying their skin out in the process.
LaClaire has a powerful Extra Clarifying Foaming Cleanser with powerful ingredients to help exfoliate and clear clogged pores that can cause breakouts.
The key ingredients include 1.9% salicylic acid -Beta Hydroxy Acid and the anti-bacterial action of Tea Tree Oil. Other ingredients include botanical oils to cleanse and soothe the skin. At $24 per 1.65 fl. oz. or $50/5fl. oz. it’s not inexpensive, but if oily, blemished, acne-prone skin is your issue, a bottle of this might go a long way to solving the problem.
Visit the LaClaire website for more information
Altreno For Adult Acne:
You can have the chic-est outfit, the best hair, the most sparkling smile, but if you have adult acne, it can really erode your confidence.
However, more mature skin can be more sensitive, irritated and dry. You need to treat it with care.
Altreno is a new prescription medication, dispensed only through a physician. ALTRENO (tretinoin) lotion, 0.05% treats adult acne with a stable retinoid, (tretinoin). It also contains hyaluronic acid, glycerin, and collagen to moisturize adult skin.
A Stable Retinoid:
Without going into too many technicals details (You can read more on the Altreno website) the stable retinoid means you can use this in the daytime as well as at night.
Basically, the lotion unclogs pores by increasing the rate at which new skin cells are produced and shed. This also prevents dead skin cells from clumping together and clogging pores in the first place.
*Editor’s note: if you have allergies to fish, Altreno Lotion may not be for you (ask your dermatologist).
Also, when you are using a retinoid you should always wear SPF and minimize exposure to sunlight (this is good advice for everyone).
To learn more about Altreno and learn if it’s right for you, the best place to start is at your dermatologist’s office.