Karen's Beauty Favs!
When people find out I'm a beauty editor the first question they ask me is what products I use and what my regimen is. So today I thought I'd share. This is my anti-aging regimen for my dry skin:
Cleanser: GlyDerm Gentle Cleanser 2% (best value!)
Exfoliator: Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion (weekly) and MDSkincare AlphaBeta Daily Face Peel skin pads (daily)
Serums: SkinMedica TNS Recovery Complex and SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic
Eyes: Caudalie Anti-Aging Serum Eyes and Lips
Moisturizers: Benev Hyaluronic Moisturizer (I use this before my moisturizer when I'm feeling exceptionally dry. It's also perfect for those oily times (to use alone) when you don't want a richer, heavier cream. Also it literally contains only two ingredients. Distilled water and hyaluronic acid.)
Caudalie Vinosource Riche Ultra Nourishing Cream (I use this for both my day and night cream)
Primer: Perricone MD Ceramic Skin Smoother (perfect primer and line filler)
Sunscreen: Jan Marini Daily Face SPF30 (Sunkissed Sand)
Foundation: Colorescience Retractable Foundation Brush- California Girl (has an SPF of 20 if I'm in a hurry and don't have time for protectant step).
Favorite skin lightener: Benev Emlite Cream
Favorite mask for lifting and smoothing: Jan Marini Cesta Mask (takes off years before special occasions…love it!)
Favorite Hand Cream: Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream (I had to find something really good after my daughter told me "the only thing that looks old on you are your hands, they're so dry!" Out of the mouths of babes!) Now my hands and cuticles look great. And I only have to apply it once a day.
Favorite quick beauty regimen (also what I travel with):
Z-Bigatti Restoration Treatment (a moisturizer formulated with virtually every tried and true anti-aging ingredients in one jar).
DuWop BronzeRush. A bronzer and cheek color in one convenient case.