Let’s take a skincare tip or two from my grandma shall we? To practice regular day/night care, use advanced skincare formulas and not have to pay a month’s rent for it. My maternal grandmother had great skin. I believe it was partly good genes (that she shared with my mom and me) and the other was her near religious practice of a regular skincare routine with creams that she probably bought on sale at the time. It was instilled in me at an early age to care for my skin and now I’m fortunate enough to have a career that has me trying out skincare products including these three Dr. Lewinn by Kinerase that were sent to me*.
INSTANT PERFECTING B.B. CREAM SPF 15
$15.97 Walmart online “An all-in-one balm that instantly creates a luminous glow upon contact while providing a light tint with a sheer but flawless finish”
Melody: This is a tinted BB Cream (Beauty Balm) with a broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 15 and suggested for all skin types. I was concerned it’s lightweight texture would not hydrate me enough as normally I layer a tinted BB cream over my regular moisturizer (a hydration booster & sheer foundation) but was pleasantly surprised I could wear this alone. Think oily skin types may appreciate the texture also, as it doesn’t leave a slick film behind. It gave a soft coverage on those days I didn’t want to wear much makeup and provided a gentle glow…a must have for me. My skin looked good without looking like I added to much on it. However, I’d really like to see a couple of deeper shades added so I could wear it when I was self-tanned and for darker skin tones too. It is a great item and was just a good if not better than some of the higher $/popular ‘tinted’ formulas I’ve tried before.
UNDER EYE RECOVERY
$24.99 at Walgreens “A multi-active approach to awakening eyes. Eyeseryl®, a tetrapeptide, drains and decongests puffiness, but also safeguards against future eye bags by stopping liquid accumulation and inhibiting loss of elasticity. Dark circles are brightened, while clinical strength kinetin and Syn®-Coll, a tripeptide, boost collagen, firm and hydrate to smooth signs of wrinkles”
Melody: I don’t have an issue with puffiness, but dark circles and lines yes. I have added this into my regular routine and travel with it. Love it! It happens to be a great hydrator which is key around the eyes to minimize crepiness, but the texture is so smooth and silky, feels like an eye cream/primer combo. A great prep product if you wear concealer or foundation near the eyes, which I do because sometimes my dark circles are my own fault ; ) I could see that my fine lines were ‘blurred’ out with use. Recommend it as a first timers eye cream as well as anyone concerned with aging around the eyes.
WRINKLE REPAIR DAILY LOTION SPF 30
$27.99 Drugstore.com “rebuilds skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles. For Normal, Oily and Sensitive Skin. This silky lotion formula goes on so sheer, it’s easy to layer over anti-aging treatments. By restoring skin’s structure, SymRepair®, a moisture-rich ceramide complex, helps skin’s surface layers hold onto more moisture, so skin looks soft and supple — not dry and wrinkled. Build a powerful defense against wrinkle-inducing free radical damage from sun and environmental stress with botanical blend QuenchT™, SPF 30 and clinical strength kinetin”
Melody: With a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF 30 this is a must have item in your morning skincare routine. It easily layers over your regular skincare giving it an extra boost with its great formula or you can wear it alone. It feels like there is nothing there, but your skin feels very soft and silky, not greasy. Love that it doesn’t have that ‘white-ashy’ look to the skin and you can also layer your fave makeup over it. There is no odd sunscreen smell either, which is so nice in an SPF for the face.
My overall thoughts on this line is that they have some great, effective products that won’t cost you a small fortune. Would be happy to try more. Had I not seen the price tag of these items I would have guessed them easily at double+ what they retail for. Just goes to show you that great anti-aging products are available at great prices!!
Ciao Bellas, Until Next Time
*I’m a normal/combination skin type with de-hydration issues especially during the cooler months. My use of these products started in the summer. Prices and availability listed were at time of posting and may vary with retailer.
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