Thursday, May 4, 2017

9 Skincare Innovations + Glowing Beauty Discoveries, Including the New Becca Bronzers


Skincare innovations. 
The current beauty climate is rife with an abundance of skincare innovations; from advanced red light therapy and effective levels of Resveratrol to handheld devices that reverse skin imperfections and veritable pearls of potent Vitamin C, treating one's skin at home has never been so cutting edge! Today, I am sharing 9 innovative skincare releases as well as some illuminating options for eyes and cheeks (including the new*Becca Sunlit Bronzer)...get ready to glow. 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Joovv.
(1) The *Joovv Mini Light: Boasting a massive surface area for quick and effectual treatment of the skin, this state-of-the-art tool's LED panel emits less heat while imparting the most potent red light available to consumers. The Joovv website is a wealth of information on everything from how red light actually works to how it can be used to address issues that extend beyond skincare. In turn, I highly recommend a perusal. I love treating my entire face in a few minutes and my husband, who deals with back pain, has found an improvement in his inflammation with regular usage. It's simply brilliant!  

Official details, courtesy of Joovv:  

The many benefits of red light therapy.

There are so many proven benefits that it's hard to list them all.  But here are just a few.  Red light therapy:

  • Repairs sun damage
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Heals acne and other blemishes
  • Fades scars and stretch marks
  • Speeds wound healing
  • Reduces joint inflammation

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion. 
(2) *La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion: Breathtakingly beautiful, the suspended pearls of this opulent elixir deliver a formidable blend of Vitamin C and Golden Caviar Extract for skin that looks impeccably radiant from the inside out. In short, it's light in a bottle. 

Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom

    What it is: A pearlescent serum that targets the three chromatic light-barriers to a luminous complexion, effectively brightening and lifting skin.
    What it does: It's formulated with golden caviar extract, which helps increase firmness and elasticity; an anti-pollution matrix that protects from dull, grey skin tone caused by atmospheric pollutants and reduces the impact of age spots triggered by pollution; and vitamin C, which brightens skin by reducing the appearance of pigmentation in age spots. The brand's exclusive Cellular Complex has been a closely held secret for nearly four decades and is at the heart of every La Prairie skin care formulation. It uses cutting-edge biotechnological ingredients to help revitalize, energize and deeply moisturize the skin.
    How to use: After cleansing and toning, pump one or two drops and smooth over your face, neck and décolletage. Avoid the eye area. Follow with your moisturizer of choice.


    Le Metier de Beaute Longevity Creme. 
    (3) *Le Metier de Beaute Longevity Creme (reviewed HERE): I am still using this luxurious cream regularly and am continuing to note the brightening effect this revolutionary formula has initiated. The concentration of Resveratrol (a potent antioxidant that maintains the youth of skin cells) and Retinol (for a smooth and bright countenance) work together for the ultimate in anti-aging treatments. Next-level potent yet soothing enough for sensitive skin, this cream is well worth the pursuit. 

    INGREDIENTS: Water (Aqua), Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Mica, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Resveratrol, Silica, Sorbitan Stearate, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopheryl Phosphate, Octyldodecanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Titaniuim Dioxide (CI 77891).
     

    Official details, courtesy of Neiman Marcus:

    Longevity Crème with 1% Resveratrol is a light-textured crème designed to improve, even tone, glow and enhance the radiance of your skin. Soft focused ingredients will diminish the appearance of imperfections, while Vitamin E will help reduce damaging free radicals impact to the skin. Pearlescent pigments will help provide luminosity and is compatible with sunscreens and makeup.

    The Technology that powers the product:

    • Vitamin E – Hydrating, anti-inflammatory, calming and healing benefits.
    • 1% Resveratrol – Polyphenol compound found in certain plants and in red wine that has antioxidant properties. 
    How to Use: 
    Apply to clean skin, morning and/or evening. Use gentle massage motions, working under and all around the face. Pair with the Ultra Replenishing Solution for extra hydration.


    Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil.
    (4) *Dermalogica Phyto Replenish Oil: Possessing one of the most lightweight textures I have encountered in a oil to date, this lush formula instantly restores skin's moisture while protecting against the pernicious damage of free radicals. I love adding a drop atop my foundation for additional glow and use the residual to fortify my cuticles and nails...such a lovely and utilitarian product. 

    Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

    This feather-light treatment oil rapidly absorbs to reinforce the skin's protective barrier. Its next-generation formula takes a three phase approach to replenishing protective lipids that are depleted by aging and environmental stress. First, phytoactives from camellia and tamanu oils help restore the skin's natural barrier. Then, an essential lipid blend that includes orchid flower and chia seed oil smoothes visible lines and locks in critical moisture. Finally, sunflower, rice bran and rosemary extracts create a luminous antioxidant shield against free radical damage.

    How to use: Ideal for daily use. Wear it alone or layered under foundation for an all-day dewy glow. After cleansing, press 4-6 drops into skin and follow with your moisturizer. Alternatively, mix in with your moisturizer to apply. Hold the bottle upside down for 2-3 seconds to initiate product flow.

    The Dermaflash.
    (5) *DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device Set: Designed to dramatically smooth one's canvas by gently removing facial hair and "peach fuzz," the Dermaflash dermaplaning device (which is so precise that it's basically fool-proof) immediately makes skin looks younger, fresher and glowier. The fact that foundation glides over the face more adeptly and ultimately looks more flawless and you have one of the most fascinating beauty tools of the year. 

    Official details, courtesy of Nordstrom:

    What it is: DERMAFLASH is a revolutionary at-home device inspired by Dermaplaning, a decades-old beauty secret that provides a superior level of exfoliation by removing the oldest layer of dead skin cells and built-up debris while also removing pesky peach fuzz, for skin that is smooth, radiant and instantly camera-ready.
    Who it's for: All skin types.
    What it does: After just one treatment, DERMAFLASH improves the absorption of skin care products while creating a flawless canvas for makeup. It exfoliates and polishes to restore radiance; sweeps away dull, dead skin cells; temporarily removes peach fuzz; enhances radiance, texture and tone; allows makeup to glide onto skin more smoothly and evenly; and leaves your skin feeling healthier. It also features a safe and hygienic single-use edge.


    Benir Beauty Dynamic Duo.
    (6) *Benir Beauty ELEVARE Micro-Current Lifting Device with LED Photo-Rejuvenation: Combining red-light therapy with radio frequency, this genius tool is the first of its kind; with regular treatments, skin becomes firmer, brighter and more lifted in nature while ultimately being more receptive to the skincare that follows. I can't wait to continue to experiment with this multifaceted work of art and recommend it for those seeking the ultimate expanse of features in a handheld facial device. 

    Official details, courtesy of Benir Beauty

    Featuring our Quad-Lift 4 in 1 technology; micro-current, photo-rejuvenation and radio frequency reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote skin firmness and elasticity while Electroporation promotes optimum absorption of your Benir skin care products. A convenient way to continue the benefit between in-clinic treatments.
    • firm sagging skin
    • reduce wrinkle depth and appearance
    • increase serum penetration
    • speed healing and repair
    • promote collagen production
    • Great for travelling & busy lifestyles.

    What it does

    The Elevare uses a multidimensional approach to skin aging by utilizing microcurrent, electroporation, radio frequency and LED photo-rejuvenation to diminish signs of aging, firm skin, and repair cellular damage.  

    How it works

    Microcurrent 
    Gentle electrical currents stimulate the facial support structure, firming the muscles and creating lift in areas of skin laxity and sag. Excellent for treating the brows, jawline and upper neck.
    Meso / Electroporation
    Opens the skin to allow optimum penetration of the active ingredients in your favourite skin care serum. Capable of pushing larger molecule ingredients deeply into the skin, without the use of needles.
    RF (Radio Frequency)
    Electrical high frequency current stimulates the production of new collagen by gently heating the deeper skin tissues, resulting in a reduction in wrinkle depth.
    LED (Photo-rejuvenation) 
    Developed by Nasa, LED's work with our bodies own healing processes to increase collagen production and encourage tissue repair to reduce signs of aging. By using a combination of red, blue, yellow + pink light, the Elevare can treat a variety of concerns, including acne breakouts.

    How to use

    Use 2-3 times a week, moving slowly around the areas to be treated. For best result, apply an anti-aging serum to the skin before treatment, this will increase conductivity, as well as allow greater penetration of your anti-aging product. 10 minute timer.

    (7) *Benir Beauty BV-9 Platinum Provectus Super Serum: A perfect companion to the ELEVARE, this inventive formula offers an effective alternative to Botox. Fortified with neuropeptides including  Argireline, the proprietary blend of bee venom and Matrixyl 3000 work together to stimulate collagen production and soften expression lines without invasive tactics. As aforementioned, heighten the effects of the formula with the ELEVARE tool for maximum results. 

    Official details, courtesy of Benir Beauty

    Silky smooth as it's applied, you'll notice immediate firming while the active ingredients absorb quickly to prevent and reverse signs of aging. Neuropeptide technology softens dynamic lines and wrinkles without botox,  while completely absorbing into the skin. Matte finish. 
    Our scientifically advanced, revolutionary serum formulation introduces a new standard in skin care. BV-9 Platinum Provectus serum with bee venom, combines powerful neuropeptide technology with anti-oxidants and bee venom to create a potent, high performance formulation that defends skin against signs of aging. No other serum provides a comparable level of active ingredients in one product. Improve cellular repair, relax dynamic lines and wrinkles, stimulate collagen while reducing inflammation and calming skin. Using 
    A velvety and lightweight serum designed to target signs of aging where they develop. BV-9 Provectus supports our bodies own repair & tissue remodelling process to replace lost collagen, resulting in a softening of lines & wrinkles from the inside out. A powerful combination of neuropeptides including Matrixyl 3000® (by Sederma), Syn-Ake® (by Pentapharm) and Argireline, gently inhibit excessive muscle contractions (without loss of natural expression), releasing and relaxing dynamic lines and wrinkles for a refreshed & more youthful appearance.   
    After 30 days of use, wrinkles and lines look less pronounced, skin is firmer and behaves more youthfully.
    THE BENEFITS
    • neuropeptide technology reduces dynamic lines without botox
    • reduction in 11's between brows & crows feet
    • nourishing vitamins and anti-oxidants encourage collagen production
    • reduces depth and appearance of lines + wrinkles
    • improves skin firmness and tone
    • protects skin from premature aging
    • soothes inflammation, calms skin
    • stimulates healing and repair of aging skin 
    • completely absorbs, with a matte finish (excellent for under makeup)
    FULL INGREDIENT LIST
    Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract, Purified Water (Aqua), Hyaluronic Acid, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline), Pentapeptide-18,  Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate (Syn-Ake®), Acetyl Glutamyl Heptapeptide-1, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide + Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (Matrixyl 3000® Sederma), Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment (Cu Complex), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Bee Venom, Alpha Bisobolal, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA


    Mila Moursi Refining Lotion.
    (8) *Mila Moursi Refining Lotion (previously reviewed HERE): Brimming with fruit acids and antioxidants, this wildly effective formula consistently makes my skin brighter, clearer and smoother with each and every application. This has been a staple in my routine for well over two years! 

    The Skin Clinical Reverse. 

    (9)  *Skin Clinical Reverse (also available at Skin Clinical): Harnessing the power of red light, this handheld wonder is designed to be used for three minutes a day to boost collagen production while simultaneously combatting fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin texture.

    Official details, courtesy of Skin Clinical

    • YOUNGER LOOKING SKIN - Reverse Anti-Aging Light Therapy goes below the skin’s surface to stimulate the production of new collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve skin texture, elasticity and firmness.
    • MEDICAL GRADE - Reverse is the only FDA-cleared, home-use, full-face LED device that emits medical grade light intensity equal to that which, until now, was only found in devices used in med-spas and medical practices.
    • VISIBLE RESULTS & DEVELOPED BY A SURGEON - Possessing over 35 years of experience practicing plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Glassman is an esteemed and accomplished surgeon who utilizes his talents and skills to enhance the appearance of his patients, as well as to reconstruct birth defects, damage from injuries, and defects caused by cancer
    • CONVENIENT - rechargable, hand-held and powerful. Use for just 3 minutes per area per day. Hand-held and battery operated for convenience. Emits four wavelengths of light to target crow’s feet, horizontal forehead lines, frown lines, oblique lines, chin texture, and perioral smoker’s lines.
    • MOST EFFECTIVE SKIN CARE - SkinClinical was built on the premise of combining the most effective, concentrated, patented ingredients from both science and nature to deliver visible results outside of the doctor’s office, without a prescription. All of SkinClinical's products undergo rigorous third-party, clinical trials to ensure the most effective results. SkinClinical’s goal is to discover and make the most effective skin care products to truly help heal and transform your skin at home.

    Up close and personal with Skin Clinical Reverse. 

    New cheek releases. 
    For cheeks, I've been over the moon for releases from Becca, Physician's Formula and Girlactik. With radiant pigmentation and barely there luminosity, these formulas look natural and ever so incandescent on the skin. 


    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    • *Becca Sunchaser Palette (also reviewed HERE): A perfectly proportioned palette in three finely milled shades, this trio contains a rich tan bronzer, matte apricot blush and gleaming opal-toned highlighter...it's as wearable as it is gorgeous and will be within my reach all spring and summer. 
    • *Physician's Formula Butter Blush in Nude and Rose: Coasting off of the fame of the cult-favorite Butter Bronzer (reviewed HERE), these coconut scented blushes feature premium ingredients and delicate color. Nude is a matte and mauvey neutral and Rose is a luminous pinky peach; worn together, the cheeks look lit from within. 
    • *Girlactik Matte Bronzer in Cabo: Pure brown tan with a unmitigated matte finish, this remarkable bronzer has one of the most beautifully natural undertones I've encountered to date. Often sold out, snap it up when you can!

    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    Girlactik newness. 
    In terms of other new launches from Girlactik (see my review of the stunning Face Veil in See Through HERE), this resplendent independent brand's recent releases include a glimmering eye product and marvelous muted rosy coral lip color. 

    Applying Blushing. 
    Weightless, long lasting and velvety smooth, the *Girlactik Metallic Shadow Sticks come in seven versatile shades that glide onto lids sheerly but can be built up to nearly full opacity; couple the rich hues with the transformative silver and gold top coats--Glimmer and Dazzle, respectively--and the possibilities are seemingly infinite!

    Additionally, the *Girlactik Matte Lip Paint in Blushing has been on heavy rotation in my lip mix this spring. Possessing exceptional color payoff, this wholly unique coral rose has a soft quality that makes lips look full and flushed without being overdone. It's robust yet muted and flexible matte texture has serious staying power. 


    Swatches in direct sunlight. 
    Swatches of Blushing and Cabo in outdoor lighting. 

    From L-R: Becca Sunlit Bronzers in Bali Sands, Capri Coast, Bronzed Bondi, Ipanema Sun and Maui Nights. 
    Finally, the new *Becca Sunlit Bronzer features a mesmerizing embossed texture that mimics the endless sands of the desert; in five skin-flattering tones, these essentially satin-matte wonders (in a range of truly tan--rather than orange--hues) boast gorgeous blendability and impressive wear time.  

    Shade Descriptions
    • Bali Sands: Soft golden beige
    • Capri Coast: Warm golden brown
    • Bronzed Bondi: Medium amber
    • Ipanema Sun: Medium auburn-brown
    • Maui Nights: Sienna-kissed bronze
    Swatches in direct sunlight. 


    The following images reflect these products in action:


    With the weather warming up, I've been loving the vibrancy of a goldenrod top...the one I am wearing is from last season, but here are some current options:






    Last look.
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    Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this vast sea of springtime discoveries; from cutting edge skincare to warm cheek options galore, it's time to embrace your warm weather glow! 

    What caught YOUR eye?  Do tell!

    Good things ahead, including a Mother's Day Gift Guide, a fresh FOTD and a host of new product procurements...xx,

    --The Beauty Professor

    **PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own.  © 2012-17 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission

    2 comments:

    1. I hope you have time for some quick questions! I haven't seen Hylton Lea in ages since I've moves to Tampa so I really don't have the scoop on this new Longevity creme. I notoced you listed the active ingredients and properties bot not the two listed front and center on the bottle the reservatrol and the Vitamin E. I thought that was strange that they wouldn't say what benefit those would have in their promotion, I am very curios about the reservatrol. Second. Dermaplaning: is this nothing more than a fine shaving of the skin? I personally have no wish to shave my face, so if this is just a fancy way of dressing that up I wish someone would tell me! :) Thanks BP!

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    2. Love all of your reviews!!! I am your #1 fan. Have a great day!!! xoxoxo

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