Thursday, October 27, 2016

PRETTY PLEASE: Serums for Fifty Plus Beauty

At a certain age you can no longer take your skin for granted. You have to take extra steps to protect your skin and hair. Plus, it’s a constant struggle to figure out which products are best suited for these new phases in your life.

IMG_3773Add to that I live in Southern California and I’m battling the effects of loving the sun a little too much. I do always wear a wide-brimmed hat when I’m in the sun but recently I’ve noticed my neck is getting that crepe paper look not to mention a long list of other annoying aging issues. I’m not obsessive about these things but if there’s an easy product I can add to my beauty regimen, I’m all in.

 Beauty Serum NeckHere’s a selfie I took during the summer. You can see how dark my neck and chest are compared to my face. I don’t intentionally bask in the sun but I tend to darken very easily. You can also see the effects the sun has had on the skin on my neck and chest.

Carolyn Make UpWinter is around the corner and the harsh weather can take a toll on our skin. Heaters and cold wind mean changing up a few things in my routine or my skin can get flaky. Wrinkles, flakey skin and crepe neck… no thank you.

Serums are hot right now and I road tested four products containing a variety of different serums.

Arbonne Intelligence Genius Booster Serum for Body 1
Arbonne Intelligence Genius Booster Serum for Body, $55 at

This concentrated body serum contains Mica, a natural earth mineral which provides a sheer glow that helps give the appearance of a smoother, softer, more radiant looking skin. All you need to do is add a few drops to your regular body moisturizer. I tested this product out mainly on my neck and ear lobes which were also beginning to look saggy and wrinkled. After 3 weeks the wrinkles and crepey look are definitely diminished. I’m definitely going to try to avoid the sun in the future and continue to add this product to my body lotion.
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Collezione D'Oro Occhi Eye Treatment, $59.50 at

I don’t have a picture of my crow’s feet but I was definitely noticing that they were getting bigger and deeper. This Borghese Eye Treatment is a gel serum that helps improve skin tone and density while reducing under-eye bags and lightening dark circles. It contains caffeine to detoxify skin and a new generation of Silicone to smooth the eye area. I’m really thrilled with this product. The crow’s feet are extremely diminished and the area around my eyes is much smoother.
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Acqua Ristorativo Hydrating Concentrate, $92 at

I’m eager to try this face serum by Borghese. It’s described as an essential first and crucial step in allaying loss of the tone, texture and the born-with beauty of skin. A natural, emollient butter imparts a soft, supple feel. A botanically-derived Cell Leaf Culture and two marine-derivatives help provide essential protection. Hyaluronic Acid attracts and binds moisture. Skin is left softened, newly-supple and simply exquisite.
neuBROW brow enhancing serum, $100.00 at or Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus

I’ve been using this product for a few years now. Another problem with aging is thinning eyelashes and brows. I use both the neuBrow and the newLash serums. They are really unbelievable.  The neuBROW serum is formulated with an exclusive Dual-Weight Protein Complex™ that restores the appearance of youthful brows, promoting suppleness and shine. It delivers beautiful, more defined eyebrows in just 60 days. I’m really thrilled with the newLASH serum. My eyelashes had thinned to almost nothing. I had a few wimpy lashes and after using this product, my lashes are back to their original thickness.
Blossom Silkening Serum 2-in-1 Thermal Protection & Dry Hair Revitalizer, $13.99 at, Target, Sally Beauty Supply and Rite Aid stores.

Ironically my hair has thickened with age. In fact, my hair is so thick that hair dressers charge me more for a haircut and blowout. I tried The Main Choice and love how soft it leaves my hair. It helps control the frizz and provides a shield for extreme heat which is great because I blow dry and use a flat iron to control my hair. This product contains Meadowfoam Seed Oil.

HaircutHere’s my hair after my most recent haircut.

No matter what your age we have to embrace each stage. Take a little extra time on your beauty regimen because we’re worth it. But most important, be confident and comfortable in your skin.

I received complimentary product in exchange for this review, however all opinions are mine.

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