Skin Care

By Candice Sabatini

Looking younger isn’t only about smoothing out wrinkles. That’s only a very small part of it. Youthful skin is light and bright. Here are some potions that will light up your youth!

Voted “Best Beauty Breakthrough Product 2009″ by Allure Magazine, Neocutis Blanche contains prescription strength 4% Hydroquinone that will fade freckles, blotches and spots. While many lightening products make skin dry, Blanche also contains Shea butter and jojoba oil to keep skin soft as well as anti-oxidants and peptides for additional youthful benefits.

Available by doctor’s prescription. For more info: http://www.neocutis.com

As a typical redheaded kid, I had freckles that I didn’t think were very cute. Every summer, when they were out in full force, I’d slice up some lemons and rub them all over my face, drying out my already dry skin and often squirting lemon juice in my eyes. Of course, the freckles didn’t fade. Hello adulthood and the advances in skin care! Hello Amla Skin Brightening Lotion by Anokha. Made with the amla fruit (a small sour fruit from Asia, where they love their brightening lotions), it contains a high concentration of vitamin C as well as other vitamins, and even some mango for moisturizing. Created by NYC a plastic surgeon, the lotion is also recommended for post surgical and laser procedures. Now I make lemonade with those lemons!

Available: http://www.anokhaskincare.com and Dr. Nina Naidu, NYC

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

When it comes to keeping skin hydrated and moisturized, especially during the cold months, Crème de la Mer is the Rolls Royce of skin creams by which we dry skin sufferers compare other creams to. Now, La Mer is offering yet another product in the fight against dry skin with The Hydrating Facial. The two piece cotton mask – used on the upper and lower parts of the face – packs a one two punch of deep hydration and anti-aging ingredients into the skin. Use once a week for about ten minutes, The Hydrating Mask will help diminish those aging fine lines and make skin look plumper and softer and feel smoother.

Available: Bergdorf Goodman and http://www.lamer.com

Make that New Year’s resolution to take care of your skin properly

There’s certainly no better way to ring in the New Year than with erasing last year’s skin sins from our faces. Brand new from Origins is the Starting Over Age-erasing Moisturizer, containing mimosa tree bark, green algae, and other natural ingredients to aid in natural collagen production and keep us looking young. It’ll make skin feel like velvet!

Available as of Dec 26th at Origins counters and http://www.origins.com

Originally published December 2009
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