Vitamin C has long been used for brightening the skin, evening tone, and tackling pesky fine lines. It isn’t new, in this case, but it is pretty fabulous, and is a great alternative to sometimes harsher (though effective) topicals such as hydroquinone and retinoids.
One of the biggest issues with Vitamin C preparations, though, is that it can lose efficacy and potency rather rapidly. Once we open a large-scale bottle, chances are we aren’t going to get through the product as quickly as it will begin to break down.
I love that Clinque has addressed this packaging concern with their new Fresh Pressed 7 Day System with Pure Vitamin C. I also, not so secretly, love powdered cleansers that activate with water!
Per Clinique, the two part system is designed to keep you radiant and retexturized:
This ultrafine powder cleanser releases the de-aging power of fresh vitamin C to refresh and renew. Instantly skin is awakened, purified, with a refined texture and brighter look. Use in AM to jump-start skin’s renewal.
This unique booster releases the de-aging power of 10% fresh vitamin C to refresh and renew. Use with your favourite Clinique moisturizer to instantly brighten skin’s look—and deliver remarkably even-toned, retexturized skin starting in just one week.
ReallyRee offers a review here, and Musingsofamuse shares a little info here.
Personally, I love the sound of it. Taking care of your skin early will make a difference, so if you are younger, you can benefit as much from it!
It seems that trends are much in favor of color correcting products, both at the mass market level, as well as higher end…
As with the Urban Decay correcting fluid, these Smashbox pencils are designed to even the complexion by blending away things like redness, excessive sallowness, darkened circles etc. What I like is that there is both a Peach and an Orange in this 4 sku lineup though, offering a tone to ease “tiredness” for fairer skins, and for deeper.
The sticks can be used wet or dry depending on what kind of coverage you need, and they do come with a sharpener.
Green – reduces redness
Lavender – brightens sallowness / yellowness
Peach (for light skin) – illuminates and conceals dark circles
Orange (for deeper skin) – illuminates and conceals dark circles
I just spotted this new BB cream with Noni extract from Burt’s Bees! In comes in three shades, Light, Light/Medium, and Medium, and boasts nine benefits:
Burts Bees BB, drugstore.com photo
- Protects with SPF
- Visibly firms
- Evens tone
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Perfects skin
It feels like some of those overlap, but anyway…! Formulated with mineral pigments, coverage is lightweight, sheer and natural, with just enough to cover imperfections.
I use Garnier BB, which is an absolute favorite, so I’m not sure I’ll switch… But I am curious to hear reviews and thoughts!
I can’t personally vouch for Yeondukong Fix Lip #01 Red Orange, but I have to do some snooping because…it looks gorgeous! A seriously show-stopping shade with a smooth result AND long-lasting staying power? Pretty fabulous.
The richly pigmented formula claims up to 12 hour wear, and nourishing mix of honey, grape seed, mango and apple oil for added moisture and plumpness.
This adorable, 3 in 1 lippie is currently being offered in a “Summer Fun Memebox” along with a bunch of adorable sticks and goodies!
If you like to make a statement, but don’t like a fuss…it’s worth taking a peek – It’s currently running at $35 instead of $65.50! Score!!