Monday, November 25, 2013

New Skincare Trials...

Above: Three new skincare acquisitions from Kanebo Sensai, Perricone MD and Orlane Paris.
For the start of what I suspect will be an insanely busy week, I wanted to highlight some gorgeous skincare items I've been trying as of late.  I love that fact that all three products can be seamlessly integrated into my current skincare routine

1. Kanebo Sensai Skin Focus Corrector: This retractable balm, which retails for $38, can be applied to the fine lines of orbital area and anywhere else your skin needs refinement and hydration.  It smoothing texture also softens the look of pores and unevenness with a single swipe.  If you are looking to perfect your visage in a matter of moments, this topical wonder is definitely worth a try! 

2. Perricone MD Blue Plasma Orbital: Harnessing the power of Salmon Egg Extract, Licorice and Bio-Plankton (just to name a few of the most unexpected and venerable skincare ingredients in existence), this eye treatment gently encourages hydration, de-puffing and cell turnover without the slightest bit of irritation.  I have been wearing this day and night and am impressed by how smooth the corners of my eyes have become.  The 0.5 fl. oz. jar retails for $65, which is beyond affordable in the high end eye gel/cream world! 

3. Orlane B21 Extraordinaire Youth Reset: This ultra-luxe serum hasn't officially debuted online, however, I've had the privilege of trying it for the past couple of weeks.  The French line Orlane Paris is known for its cutting-edge approach to anti-aging skincare and this formula, which retails for $250, does not disappoint.  Here's what Orlane says about B21 Extraordinare:

For the first time, an exclusive complex resets cells. It targets all the factors that cause problems within the cell and sets the clock back. Cells regain all their energy and function as they did in youth; the skin can benefit fully from the essential elements provided to construct its collagen and its body.
The action of the 21 essential amino acids extracted from (organic) Pale Iris stem cells, obtained using biotechnology techniques, is optimized. They are the building blocks of every protein, helping to build younger, denser skin. 
I am impressed by its excruciatingly silky texture and ability to refine my skin with every overnight application and the before and after photos provided by Orlane are astounding (will post soon!). I will continue to use it in conjunction with my Kanebo Sensai Cellular Performance Wrinkle Repair Cream (day) and Amore Pacific All Day Balancing Skincare Serum (night) and look forward to charting the results! 
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Skincare is challenging to assess in writing, chiefly because everyone's skin is different and properly testing an item should take four to six weeks.  That being said, I love to keep my readers in the loop regarding what I am dabbling in, even if I am not at a point of giving my final impressions!  I will definitely report back in a few more weeks regarding my culminating thoughts.  

Good things ahead on the blog...Napoleon Perdis glosses, a new shade from Lipstick Queen, an anti-aging pillowcase (!), a video featuring Jouer products and the first ever Beauty Professor Holiday Shopping Guide (this will be BIG!).  Also, if you didn't get the chance on Saturday, please take a peek at my overview post of the gorgeous Surratt Beauty line...a video + copious amount of swatches, just for you! 

xoxo,

--The Beauty Professor

**PR sample provided for review, however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  This post contains  affiliate links as well unaffiliated links for your convenience; my disclosure policy contains additional details on how these work.


6 comments:

  1. Hi B.P hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your amazing family & whom ever you decide to spend it with. Thanks for sharing your new skincare endeavor..can't wait for the final thoughts. I have purchased a new eye cream as well from Dermoligica from my salon. Hoping it will help to deflate & hydrate!! With the holidays coming, I know even just 1 cocktail makes my under-eye area extremely de-hydrated lately! So I'm hoping to combat that. Ofcourse I know I don't drink enough water also & caffeine wreaks havok on my skin. But I love my Starbucks & need my a.m dose to get through long hectic days at work as you know yourself. I'm thankful for my family, friends & new friends here on your blog!!! xoxo

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    1. Hello Lynn!

      Thank you so much...we will all be together in San Francisco and I can't wait! I am glad you liked this little post and appreciate the feedback. I know what you mean about loving and needing Starbucks (or the like)...early mornings require caffeine in my world as well! I am thankful for you, dear friend, and am so glad that we were able to meet here!

      Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday and talk soon...xoxo,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  2. These new products sound very intriguing! I am especially interested in how you find the Kanebo Skin Focusing Corrector!! It sounds like something that could really be useful for someone who doesn't sleep :P

    I too hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving in San Francisco! I absolutely love it there,and it sounds like you have a wonderful tradition!

    Soooo...I have been going back and fort between the Summer Bag and The Book Valise...both so gorgeous! The Summer Bag would be a nice addition, but old habits are hard to break .....the Valise has my heart! I


    Huge hug and much love during the start of this holiday season!

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    1. Hello Shoshana!

      Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your family day is absolutely beautiful. Yes, the Kanebo Skin Focusing Corrector is fascinating...I am enjoying it for touchups and appreciate how affordable it is!

      The Summer Bag and the Book Valise...both are gorgeous but couldn't be more different, size-wise ; ) That being said, you can't go wrong with either one!

      San Francisco is just lovely...cool, brisk, sunny...buffet at the Fairmont (where we're staying) tonight...let the feasting commence!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      --The Beauty Professor

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  3. Hello dearest B.P!

    So many gorgeous reviews coming up on your blog, I C-A-N-N-O-T wait! The Surratt beauty brand looks so nice, I particularly enjoy makeup artist lines as I feel that there is a certain expertise that is brought to the table including the use of innovation, functionality and style.

    I would also like to wish you a beautiful Thanksgiving with lots of love, yummy food and special moments! Hopefully your week won't be nearly as hectic as you think it will be, before you know it will be the weekend and time to think of more inspiring posts! Whilst work has also being ridiculously busy for me (I've being doing 12hr days for 2 weeks) it has being made bearable by your enchanting posts and informative reviews. I particularly appreciate recent blogs that have being more creative and demonstrative of your personal style, such as your Muji configuration! You always look beautiful and so stylish in photos so it would be great to see an outfit of the day again or fashion haul!

    Take care and a big hug:)

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    1. Hello Karen!

      Thank you!! The Surratt brand is truly special...I a seriously enchanted with everything I've tried and plan to pick up a few more pieces this weekend ; )

      Thank you for your kind Thanksgiving wishes...we are having a bit of respite in San Francisco (pictures soon!) and I am hoping to make the most of it! I can completely relate to your 12 hour days...so exhausting but your efforts are important! So happy to hear that my blog posts have been enjoyed, even in your excruciatingly busy schedule...thank you. Will try to get a outfit/fashion post up soon!

      xoxo and talk soon,

      --The Beauty Professor

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