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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:

What we didn’t know when we were going for weekly monitoring of our skin and tests is that we were using different Olay products!

We were given an unmarked bottle of moisturizer and instructed to use it exclusively on one-half of our face, twice a day along with the designated face wash, which could be used all over. And then come in for weekly testing to measure our skin for improvements. Let me just add some !!!! to what I just said. For a month, my mom and I used only a face wash on our entire face and then on only 50% off it used an unmarked moisturizer. For anyone that follows me on social you know how major that is since I love my essences, exfoliators, serums, masks… so to only be able to wash my face and partially moisturize was a trip!

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I love charcoal on my burger only slightly more than I love it…

I love charcoal on my burger only slightly more than I love it on my face so you can only imagine the joy when Yes To came out with a whole buffet of all things grey.

As you know, Yes To is as affordable as it is effective, so all your charcoal dreams can come true for about $16 or under. 

Let’s start with the funnest one. The
Detoxifying Charcoal Peel-Off-Mask

comes complete with a Built-in YESblender Detox
Applicator, for easy, hands-free application. Paint it on, wait, and peel it off, along with all the impurities that have been plaguing your pores.


In addition, the
Detoxifying Charcoal Warming Facial Scrub

feels amazing as it heats up, has a
built-in YESonic Detox Cleansing Brush to enhance the cleansing and
exfoliating benefits and it’s made with 99 percent natural ingredients.
Next up and complete with a built-in mixing bowl and measuring spoon,
Charcoal DYI Powder-To-Clay Mask

sucks up oil and dries in less than ten minutes.

Does This: Deeps cleans & purifies skin
Is This:
Detoxifying Charcoal Warming Facial Scrub  
Charcoal DYI Powder-To-Clay Mask
Detoxifying Charcoal Peel-Off-Mask

Get This:
Price: $9.99 – $15.99

Image Source: Weronika Kosinska; Products CO the brand

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Created specifically for busy moms, jet-setters and sleep…

Created specifically for busy moms, jet-setters and sleep cheaters, 
Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial by REN

is the easiest way to clear skin. If you want a smoother and softer face by the am, just layer it on and go the f to sleep.


Unlike other sleep masks, it doesn’t feel like heavy moisturizers. It’s a light cream with glycolic and lactic acids that works through the night to rejuvenate skin, basically sloughing off and leaving you with a fresh new baby layer. Nothing zzz about that.

Does This: Softens, hydrates & refines skin
Is This:
Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial by REN

Price: $48

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Let’s take a moment to celebrate that SUN is back in our…

Let’s take a moment to celebrate that SUN is back in our lives.

Despite my desire to bask like mad, I’m reminded by the

story – inspired by her close friend being diagnosed with melanoma and her findings that skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S., founder Holly E. Thaggard is dedicated to keeping your skin safe and protected. And she makes it easy.

The ultimate Defense Refresh Setting Mist with SPF 50 is truly a game-changer, especially if you have oily skin and/or are LAZY. The mist is the easiest sunscreen you’ve ever used on your face – it work of course as your am sunscreen, but also as an afternoon refresher, makeup setter, oil controller oil – and it delivers the best UV protection.


I brought it to the Caribbean and literally used it up. My skin looked great and I didn’t get a lick of burn. Sidenote – it smells freaking amazing, with all natural rosemary mint fragrance that is SO refreshing.

Does This: Refreshes, sets makeup, controls oil & provides UV protection 
Is This: Defense Refresh Setting Mist SPF 50 by Supergoop
Get This: HERE
Price: $28-3.4 fl.oz.         

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Needless to say we are very lucky to get a lot of stuff around…

Needless to say we are very lucky to get a lot of stuff around here. We try it, we blog it, and we (usually) move on to exploring the rest of the beautysphere. But not so with NERD Skincare. Some rare things make it to permanent rotation, and these geeks have done it.

NERD sort of reinvented acne care for me (and I needed it). Instead of drying treatments with the usual skin-sloughers (salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide), NERD created ingredients that encourage skin’s natural bacteria (S. Epidermis) to produce short-chain fatty acids that naturally fight acne. I think this is what people mean when they say pro-biotic … but in any case, it works. I never say this stuff even though I write a beauty blog – but their regimen made my skin better than ever. It made it pretty amazing. I am in love.


Created with 100 percent plant-derived ingredients,

NERD’S Clarifying Cleanser
is for all skin types and removes
dirt and oil without leaving your face feeling dry and crackly.
It’s creamy and barely foamy, and it feels so good.  

Next step: NERD Acne Treatment (lotion) is a clear liquid that looks and smells like nothing. You pat it on your face in a friend way, and it goes to work clearing acne using your own immune system. It takes 3-7 days to see results and truly, I swear by it now.

Lastly, and contrary to your instincts if you have acne, use the
Nourishing Cream. It’s designed to repair damaged skin and accelerate wound healing for popped pimples (NERD literally includes a guide to how to effectively pop, which is smart, because even a derm office does it). I feel like this cream gave me permission to moisturize and I totally understand how it works because I also use Mederma on my zits, which is a lotion formula too – in any case it all works to help the redness fade and healing speed up.

Does This: Soothes, heals & nourishes acne-prone skin in a new way
Is This: Clarifying CleanserNourishing CreamAcne Treatment By NERD Skincare
Get This: Clarifying Cleanser   Nourishing Cream   Acne Treatment
Price: $20-Clarifying Cleanser   $95-Nourishing Cream   $85-Acne Treatment 

IMAGE Wildfox / Product CO the brand

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This Eczema Cream just won a Good Housekeeping Seal (and sold out HSN in minutes)

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. So what specifically makes this product so amazing and worthy of the prestigious Good Housekeeping seal? Side note: The testing process is no joke to win this honor (learn more HERE), so here it is:

  • The Formula: the herbs Dr.Wang used in his formula are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, in addition, the oils create an artificial barrier to help protect skin and lock in moisture, so you don’t have to worry about the product slipping and sliding everywhere.
  • Steroid-Free: steroids are a common treatment for problematic skin, however, they can thin, burn, and sting skin which causes a lot of problem for some people. This ointment is completely free of any type of steroid, as well coal tar, parabens, petrolatum or fragrance.
  • Hydration: According to clinical tests, user’s skin moisture level was boosted up to 49%
  • Reader’s Results: People absolutely rave about this product, the reviews go into great detail about the soothing properties of the ointment and how quickly their itching was relieved. Seriously, just google this product’s reviews and you’ll see how obsessed people are with the results.

The vibrant purple color is a handy application guide. Use a small amount (like literally tiny, just a little scrape of product from top) and rub it into the irritated area until the purple color run clear.  When the purple has disappeared, that means the product has been fully absorbed and relief is in site.

To add on to the greatness, the price. Dr.Wang’s Eczema Ointment is 2oz and only $29.95 — which feel like a lifetime supply given how little of the product you need.

You can learn more about Dr. Wang’s miracle eczema cream on page 92 in the April issue of Good Housekeeping (and see incredible before and afters), and is available on

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