Beauty Picks

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Beauty picks for Fall/Winter 2017-2018
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Skin Care:

I have already raved about Timeless Skin Care's Vitamin C Serum.  I consider it my number one look-younger-than-I-really-am secret.  Now, I want to recommend another fantastic serum in the Timeless line, the Matrixyl 3000 and Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  We've all heard about hyaluronic acid's ability to retain skin moisture, but what is Matrixyl 3000? Short answer: it's a peptide that helps your skin look younger by boosting collagen.  The fabulous folks at Truth in Aging break down the details for you here.

New research has shown that Matrixyl 3000 nearly doubles the collagen in your skin needed for elasticity, which means less sag, less wrinkling and more of all that good stuff we take for granted in our twenties.

Not that you shouldn't start thinking about skin care in your twenties!  Boosting collagen is good for everybody's skin, no matter how old you are.  (Or aren't!)
Middle Aged and Bare-faced! Thanks, Timeless Skin Care!

While many skin care lines utilize Matrixyl 3000, the cost is often prohibitive and the formulas often contain a lot of unhealthy fillers.  Timeless leaves out the chemical additives and offers a pure version at a ridiculously low price.

You can buy it direct from Timeless, or from the Timeless Amazon store.

I love how easy it is to use both my trusted Vitamin C serum together with the Matrixyl 3000/Hyaluronic Acid serum as a sort of primer for products from my favorite Serious Skin Care line.

Serious Hydration for Winter Skin:

I am impressed with all the products I've tried from Derma-e.  You can't go wrong with this company's approach to natural, cruelty-free and ethical beauty.  My favorite body lotion for parched, dry skin is Derma-e's Fragrance Free Vitamin E Intensive Body Lotion.  This is an amazing moisturizer, and it even helps calm eczema patches.  Buy it direct from Derma-e in the link above, or get it from Amazon.  (I have mine on Amazon's Subscribe and Save!)

I forgot to mention that this unscented body lotion is perfect if you either hate an overpowering fragrance or want to wear your own signature scent.  Either way, it's great!

My Favorite Silver Nail Polish -- on Trend this Season!

Good Old Sally Hansen Glity Party!
I have tried dozens and dozens of metallic nail polishes -- from Essie to Chanel -- and I still keep coming back to this drug store staple by Sally Hansen.  I'll admit, as a contrary person, I will wear this polish far past whenever Vogue says it's still in style because I really love silver nails, and this one has just the right blend of muted respectability and flashy sparkle.  (Plus, it's long-wearing and cheap!)

 Happy Fall and Winter, contrairistas!