It still feels like Summer outside, but I’m getting ready to make the shift back to work and school. These 6 skincare finds from @Phytomer, @Lumene, @freskincare and @Mary Kay are recent discoveries.
Protect your skin? Check! Banish Cellulite? Sure Thing! Hydrate? Yes, Please!
Multi-Tasking Sun Protection:
I love a multi-tasker and that’s why Phytomer’s ALGODÉFENSE Multi-Purpose Wrinkle Cream sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is #1 in my list of skincare finds.
This new product gives you anti-aging skincare benefits as well as SPF 20 sun protection.
Algodéfense doesn’t just protect your skin from the sun’s rays, it also defends it against pollution and free radicals (This amazing cream is $110).
I love the way this lightweight cream absorbs quickly and feels weightless once on your skin. This is a real plus for a busy person who doesn’t want to deal with something sticky.
Phytomer’s Citysafe trio of marine sugars help to retain moisture. Blue microalgae neutralizes free radicals caused by pollution and environmental stress.
Red and brown algae extracts combined with a seaside plant oil ” Sea Retinol,” help to deal with fine lines and wrinkles, energize cell renewal and rejuvenate collagen production.
The SPF 20 protection is a chemical mixture of 2.7% avobenzone, 6.7% octinoxate, 4.5% octisalate, and 5% octocrylene.
It’s a serious powerhouse of skin nurturing and protection in a small tube!
Cellulite is one of the most difficult skin issues to tackle. However, Phytomer has worked hard to produce a number of spa-quality anti-cellulite products.
The latest is Lotion P5 Targeted Curve Concentration ($115). This lotion is supposed to enhance overall slimming with “fat fighting” ingredients.
LOTION P5 Targeted Curve Concentrate combines the benefits of OLIGOMER®, an exclusive seawater concentrate, with the slimming power of four types of algae.
A unique composition of active compounds in seawater helps OLIGOMER® to stimulate cellular metabolism in cells, including fat cells and their ability to burn fat. This seawater’s high concentration of magnesium also gives it anti-inflammatory properties and limits the storage of fat.
Along with OLIGOMER®: the key to any Phytomer product is marine ingredients. in Lotion P5 Targeted Curve Concentrate there are three Algae containing that help to promote drainage and boost micro-circulation. Other algae help to slim, and firm.
Does It Work?
I would love to say it’s a magic potion, but when it comes to cellulite and smoothing the skin on the body, it takes regular usage and patience to see results with a product like this one.
That doesn’t mean it’s not one of my newest skincare finds. Just remember the results aren’t instant.
It is easy enough to use. Apply a few drops morning and evening on curve zones prone to excess (hips, buttocks, thighs and abdomen) massaging in upward, circular movements.
Where to Buy Phytomer.
You might wonder what Nordic Birch Sap is and why these products are skincare finds.
Lumene Nordic Hydra Collection Intense Hydration 24 Moisturizer ($20 1.7 fl. oz) and Arctic Dew Quenching Aqua Serum ($25 1 fl. oz.) both feature it among their key ingredients.
The birch sap is coveted because it can reduce inflammation, purify, and hydrate skin. It contains 17 amino acids, minerals, enzymes, proteins, antioxidants, and vitamins, all of which are beneficial for your skin.
Add Ph balanced pure arctic spring water and “Hydra Technology” (slow-release technology with naturally derived moisture-binding agents) and your skin feels pampering to spa-level, at affordable prices.
The serum is also pretty spectacular. It has nordic algae and hyaluronic acid. Used together these two good for all skincare powerhouse products offer 100% vegan, gluten-free ad cruelty-free skincare that’s really easy to love.
Softer smoother skin is literally, accomplished in an instant, with hydration that sticks with you all day.
There’s a floral scent (but it’s slight) to the cream which could be improved only bu taking it out of a screw-top jar (sorry, but I don’t like contamination that can happen in an oxygen environment. The serum is a thick gel in an ice blue bottle dispensed with a dropper tip. Love These!
Where to Buy Lumeme:
Find these at Target and Dermstore. For more information visit https://www.lumene.com/
Time Could Be on Your Side:
Mary Kay is always coming up with new skincare finds, but combining anti-aging benefits with sun protection is a smart move!
Mary Kay Timewise Age Minimize 3D Day Cream SPF 30 is a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a potent cocktail of actives: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 9% , Octisalate 4.5% , Octocylene 3% and Oxybenzone 4.5%.
It comes in two formula: Combo to Oily and Normal to Dry. Our editor’s sample was the Combo/Oily version.
This nongreasy, quick-absorbing cream helps delay visible signs of skin aging while delivering broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
But even better, Mary Kay includes their patent-pending Age Minimize 3D® Complex that helps to brighten skin, make it softer and smoother and improve resilience,
Tip: for super-moisturizing use this daytime treat with Mary Kay’s TimeWise® Age Minimize 3D® Night Cream (read the advicesisters.com review) for 24 hours of moisturization.
Where to Buy Mary Kay:
Contact your favorite Mary Kay representative or visit http://www.marykay.com
Sun Protection? No Sweat!
FRÉ specializes in products for active women who sweat, and who want to protect their skin from sweat-induced skin damage: breakouts, acne, dehydration and sun damage
So I can’t think of anything better to use when you’re outdoors and being active than FRÉ Protect Me Defense Facial Moisturizer ($50/2.03 fl. oz. – a 90-day supply)
The brand has a key ingredient called “Argania Active Complex.” The cocktail of good for your skin ingredients include essential fatty acids, sterols to retain moisture, aqualene, Vitamins A, B5 & E, chamomile, melissa and rooibos for antioxidant and soothing protection, plus symcalmin & bisabol to prevent itching and irritation.
FYI: The chemical actives include 3% avobenzone, 8% homosalate, 4% octosalate and 2% octocrylene. These offer SPF 30 Broad Spectrum protection from the sun’s rays.
The paraben-free, hypoallergenic, ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested lotion will be water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. To top it off, the lotion is vegan and cruelty-free if that’s a must-have.
The white lotion absorbs super fast without being sticky. That’s a plus. Also nice is that the scent to my nose was a mixture of citrus and beach. I’m not going to comment on whether or not you should choose a chemical sunblock over a mineral one as I still think that’s a personal choice (learn more about potentially harmful effects of some sunscreen ingredients).
If you sweat, you need a sunblock that is going to work with your body. Check out this sunblock and more at www.freskincare.com
editor’s note: The sunblocks in this skincare feature for advicesisters.com are chemical sunblocks. I’m not going to comment on whether or not you should choose a chemical sunblock over a mineral one. There are so many factors involved. However, using any sunblock is way better than being so picky you don’t wear any. (learn more about potentially harmful effects of some sunscreen ingredients).