Summer is the best of times and the worst of times for me. While the heat and beautiful breeze take me away from the frigid cold Chicago is known for, my skin is at its worst. I recently was given the opportunity to try OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Before we begin, here’s a little information about this fabulous serum:
OZ Natural’s natural Hyaluronic Acid Serum is considered to be one of the highest quality Hyaluronic Acid serum on the market. This anti aging, anti wrinkle serum is proven to plump skin and fill in those fine lines and wrinkles. This cruelty free serum doesn’t contain alcohol, parabens, sulfates and is safe for all skin types. The OZ Naturals brand was created by Co-Founder and Certified Esthetician, Angela Irish to promote healthy beautiful skin.
OZ’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum is supposed to be used after toner but before moisturizer resulting in beautiful dewy skin. My skin gets an extreme shine in the summer so I have been using this before adding Clindamycin (from my derm). I would recommend you reach out to our dermatologist before you combine anything with medicine they’ve prescribed. For me this serum has been amazing. My skin isn’t super oily nor dry. I have a glow that I love and can naturally have without highlighting. I love to be make up free during my work week and this serum is an asset. You can purchase OZ Natural’s amazing serum here.This fall my skin will flourish with OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum in my arsenal of beautifying products.
2. Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel
After using one of his products and experiencing so much success I wanted to try another one. While on vacation a few weeks ago, my friend introduced me to this Peeling Gel. This is less of a mask and more of a scrub but I had to include it. IT PEELS OFF DEAD SKIN! I love that! You actually see immediate results while using. I fell in love with this product immediately. I personally wouldn’t do this everyday but maybe twice a month since I already do the anti acne mask and use my Clarisonic twice a week. Don’t want to over do it.
3. Freeman’s Charcoal & Black Sugar Facial Polishing Mask
I tried this about a week ago. I randomly walk around Wal-Mart and find these packets by Freeman’s and try them all the time. I loved this one because it’s unique, it’s a scrub and a mask that exfoliates and purifies. It was also an Allure award winning mask in 2013. Definitely a winner in my book.
4. Freeman’s Cucumber Peel-Off Mask
I’ve been using this mask for at least 2 years. It’s clear than peels off to reveal a clear subtle shine. I love that it makes me shine. As a chocolate girl that’s my favorite thing. To look like a piece of milk chocolate is beautiful! HAHA!
I only do the freeman masks when I want to do a little something extra. If I feel my skin needs a boost I’ll do an extra mask or replace my weekly mask with something special. Another thing I love is Vitamin C based products. I’ve found it makes me shine. If you have never, I highly recommend you get a real facial. It’s the best. A little microderm, black and/or white head extraction and vitamin c application is awesome. Thanks for reading!
Sorry for the lack of posts the last 2 weeks. I’ve been going through some major changes. Good ones. I’ll be sharing soon!
My beauty essentials are things I need all year round and can’t live without.
1. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
I’ve tried many many moisturizers for my face and this is by far one of the best. This has been on Allure’s best beauty products over the past several years and it completely deserves it. Whether summer or winter it keeps your face moisturized and you only need a dallop. Highly recommend.
2. Freeman’s Facial Masks
I absolutely love these at home easy masks! I first bought a trial pack at Walmart randomly and fell in love. My favorite is the cucumber mask because it peels off and leaves me glowing! I never broke out which is great for my super sensitive dry skin! Won’t break out your face, nor your pockets!
3. Neutrogena Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover
I always hate having to take my makeup off! I NEVER feel like it! I force myself to because my skin is trash the next morning if I don’t. When I discovered this makeup remover and cleanser all my prayers were answered. All you have to do is lather up then rinse. It’s perfect and cleans amazingly. This is my makeup remover and face cleanser when I’m lazy or rushing or hate my makeup and have decided to redo my entire face. Super affordable, super efficient.
4&5. Julep Lip Scrub & Vaseline Lip Therapy
My lips peel a lot in this nasty weather and get darker when season are changing. They get dry and in the past crack! So my go to products are a lip scrub and vaseline lip therapy! I brush my lips with my toothbrush (you should do this if you don’t ur lip sticks and glosses will go on better) but sometimes a scrub really makes them softer and more moisturized! The Vaseline Lip Therapy in the cute mini jar is by far better than the one in the white tube! I promise this! I’ve used both and they just seem to be very different! It moisturizes well and lasts! Cures uber dried lips every time!
I love my Clarisonic! It’s the best mini facial microdermabrasion tool! I use it no more than twice a week and it works! It’s seriously one of the best tools ever! DO NOT forget to change your brush no matter what! At thee least every 6 months if you use it regularly!