Skincare

Results Matter – My 28-Day Journey with Olay

If you caught me in last month’s issue of Health magazine, you may have seen my partnership with Olay and interview where I shared my results of the 28-day clinical trial for the re-launch of their award-winning Total Effects Anti-Aging Moisturizer. You can read the whole article HERE. Formulated to nourish skin and reduce the 7 signs of aging, Olay re-engineered the original formula to now include 50% more Vitamin E and double the amount of Green Tea Extract to provide full protection against free radical damage.

Why does this matter? Natural antioxidants in our skin gets depleted in our skin over time due to sun exposure (wear that SPF!). Vitamin E and Green Tea Extract which are present in Total Effects, help to boost antioxidant levels while delivering powerful anti-aging benefits that improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin. Olay also reformulated other core products this year to enable women today to achieve the best results for their skin.

I am thrilled to unveil how I was able to test the performance of these new formulas in a most exciting way *drum roll please*….through a split face blind test with my mom! Want to find out if Olay’s reformulations really deliver results at any age? Watch our video here:

Meet Dr. Wang, HSN’s new golden boy of eczema (his product sold out in minutes on their network). Dr. Wang is a renowned New York City dermatologist and medical researcher who recently earned the coveted Good Housekeeping seal with his game changing product, Eczema Ointment Natural Calming Moisturizer. Inspired by his encounters with thousands of patients –Did you know that over 30 million Americans suffer from eczema!!! And a whopping 100 million struggle with sensitive skin?! He wanted a solution for those struggling with skin disorders, so after much research, he created a special calming ointment merging his background in dermatology with the benefits of traditional Chinese herbs and ingredients and enlisted the help of his father, Gui Wang, a specialist in the field.

Dr. Wang’s Eczema Ointment is unlike any other skin reliever the industry has ever seen. His herb-based balm helps protect skin from irritation all while promoting hydration and soothing without steroids. What makes it so special is it takes the itch away in minutes, relieving the symptom and calming the skin. It’s also effective on mosquito bites, which is an amazing side benefit, especially for me since I’m always getting eaten alive.

Paula’s Choice has two new products you’re going to want to take note of, the Resist Soothing Primer Serum SPF 30 ($30), now available and the Resist Omega+ Complex Serum launches in April. Both are featured above with some of her other existing all-stars from the Paula’s Choice Resist collection.

We all know a minimum of an SPF 30 everyday is a must, but it’s never been as easy as now! Her new, Resist Soothing Primer Serum SPF 30 is a clear formula that doubles as a multi-tasking primer and goes on so smooth on the skin. Ironically this has more of a serum texture then the new Omega+ Complex serum they are about to launch.

With Spring right around the corner, that same grooming routine that got you through during the winter month isn’t going to cut it anymore. It’s time to revamp your grooming routine, like they say: New season. New rules. Right? Thankfully, that’s where we come in, with a handful of new products to ensure you look your best as head into Spring.

Anthony Blue Sea Kelp Body Scrub, Anthony.com

Kickstart your whole body for Spring with a deep exfoliating scrub like this one from Anthony. This scrub uses natural sea salt to do away with dead skin cells and remove any impurities. It also has a gentle blend of aloe and sea kelp for a smooth and irritation-free finish.

Outfit details: Stella McCartney Shoes // Iris & Ink Pants // Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses // Willow & Clay Blazer

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Murad, read any of his books, or know anything about him (in addition to creating his incredible skincare line, Murad), you know his commitment to health and beauty runs inside and out. Today, I’m partnering with the brand in going EyesUp meaning I’ll be going dark this afternoon on social media for 24 hours with the intention of converting that time and energy to more meaningful things. Like playing with my dog, spending time with my mom while she’s in town without my phone in my hand (she gets in at 2pm so I’ll definitely be dark by then!), playing cards with my boyfriend instead of staring at a computer screen — and if we’re really getting crazy, maybe have that art night we’ve been planning for the last year.

I always love trying new, innovative, make-your-life-easier beauty devices and products. Here are a few from Neutrogena, Color Me, Makeup Eraser, Sally Hansen and more that caught my attention. Full reviews below!