This week Kari of Fab Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash. This gorgeous site is packed with on point beauty, fashion and fitness information. This week it includes an interview with Bobbi Brown on make-up for women over 50, a preview of the Estee Lauder Mad Men collection and and up close and personal view of the Nude Collection from Dior. Don’t miss it.
I don’t usually review random products, but when Aveeno offered me samples of their new skin care options, I couldn’t say no. Aveeno is one of my favorite brands and some of their products are constants in my Beauty Tool Kit. There is an ocean of products out there, but Aveeno usually rise to the top.
When I got the package from Aveeno, I saw that I had already reccommended the Clear Complexion SPF30 BB Cream and The Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer with feverfew has been my go-to sunscreen/moisturizer and a star in my Beauty Tool kit. But there were new products too, and I was impressed with the real thought and talent that went into them.
The big green jar of Clear Complexion Cleansing pads contain a bit of salicylic acid to deal with excess oil and dead skin cells, while the pad itself offers gentle exfoliation. This is the perfect cleanser to use if you are using an anti-aging vitamin C serum. It is also a great choice for normal or slightly oily skin. Its a big jar, but I made space on my already crowded beauty shelves for this well designed cleanser.
I am very very picky about wipes that remove make-up. Some are way too oily while others seem to be drenched in fragrance. I am loyal to the Almay Oil-Free Eyemake-up Remover Pads, but now I’m also a big fan of the Aveeno Ultra Calming Make-up Removing Wipes. They have a nice big wipe that does a beautiful job of lifting make-up that leaves my skin feeling so comfortable. If you are too tired to wash your face before going to bed, keep a package of these wipe by your bedside. Just a few swipes as you fall into bed will give your skin a clean, healthy night.
The Ultra Calming Foaming Cleanser is an elegant alternative to Cetaphil and perfect to use when you are using Retin A. I tend to stop using Retin A in sunny weather, but in the fall, this cleanser will have a spot on my sink. The Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer is just brilliant in concept. I get so many questions about the best moisturizer to use when dealing with acne, and now I finally have an answer. What makes this moisturizer a rock star, is the addition of salicylic acid and soy complex. The former is a world class acne fighter while the later is a super soother. To bottom line it, you get anti-inflammatory breakout protection even while there are moisturizing ingredients to keep the skin fresh and soft. I love this type of smart, simple solution.
There are soooo many products out there that make inflated promises and just don’t work at all. Its nice to be able to give a shout -out to those that deliver real value.