So, my mom is always telling me (Camie) how much she loves what we do with our luxe|wise blogs and tutorials. But sometimes she feels like we leave out tips or suggestions for more mature or maturing skin as the use (and sometimes abuse) of our skin in years past begins to show.
As any self-respecting daughter would do, I set out to make my momma proud of me! I made it my mission to find products that are both beneficial in a protecting/repairing way and actually deliver great results cosmetically for the skin of our ever-so-wise and more mature followers. Unfortunately, you are going to find yourself making larger monitory investments because, it is true that for the most part you get what you pay for when it comes to products that are pledged to multitask. Drugstore dupes sadly fail to deliver the LONG-TERM results that most women are searching for who don seasoned skin.
So let's talk some "luxe" and "wise" here for second. Some people have expensive taste. And let's be totally honest, do we not all have that particular knack for picking out THE most expensive thing without looking at price tags when it comes to items associated with our passions? What I am NOT about to do is push a particular line because of its name or because a million and one beauty guru's "are OBSESSING about" or have previously obsessed about the said product. (Sidenote soapbox: Go to thesaurus.com and find another substitute for the word obsess. It's getting overused.) What I AM about to do is encourage you to start taking care of your skin NOW. It is never too late to start taking care of what you've been given. Yes, there may be some damage that cannot be undone. BUT without spending outside of your means, it would be immensely wise to INVEST in products that are going to meet your epidermal needs to maintain healthy organ function. Yep, I said organ. Your skin is your largest organ. You can look that up, too.
So you might say, "Well Mrs. Camie. Then what products should I be investing in?" And I would say this:
- If you are a simple kinda of gal, or maybe a busy lady on the-go, or still looking for that one edge to maintain your little shred of frugality, invest in multitaskers! Products like BB and CC creams give you a one-two (or three, four and five) punch in one product. You truly get a lot of bang for your buck. My favorite drugstore BB cream is Garnier's Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream. It is about $12 for a 2.5oz tube.
Now, CUE IT COSMETICS!!! This is a line of products that I have indeed seen lots of feedback on and heard about from fellow YouTube sistas and, as far as I can tell, is legitimate. I have used now, for MONTHS, their Your Skin But Better CC Cream (with SPF 50+) and Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer. Y'all. I thought I loved my Garnier, but this stuff looks great, lasts all day, and ACTUALLY IMPROVES my skin. I had started to see some serious definition in my laugh lines in my forehead and crows feet around my eyes. I seriously feel like it makes my skin look 5 years younger, like before babies and sleepless nights younger! Take a look for yourselves:
No makeup on the internet, ladies and gents! I'll break the look down and explain some things to you in a sec. But first, I want to share some snippets of the story behind IT Cosmetics and what they pledge to provide with their products:
Why IT: To finally give women an all-in-one multi-tasking beauty miracle that truly gives full, flawless, perfect coverage, protects your skin with SPF 50+ from the harmful rays of the sun and is clinically proven to improve skin texture and hydration. IT Cosmetics worked with plastic surgeons to develop a multi-tasking correcting cream that is true scientific breakthrough. It's packed with anti-aging ingredients that is clinically proven to improve skin and works on all ages, that doesn't crease or crack!
What is ... IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+: Your Full Coverage Color Correcting Cream, Anti-Aging Serum, plus Broad Spectrum Physical Only SPF 50+ all in one! Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ is infused with cutting edge anti-aging technology and is clinically proven to improve skin texture, brightness and increase skin hydration by 79%. This highly pigmented multi-tasking beauty miracle won't crease or crack in fine lines, and gives you a healthy "your skin but better" glow. Paraben-free and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum, Physical Only, Non-Chemical Sunscreen. The anti-aging hydrating formula is infused with peptides, niacin, algae, vitamins A, C, B, E, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen along with anti-oxidants and exotic natural botanicals for long-term brightening and color-correcting benefits.
Who is it for: Anyone who wants the power to achieve their most beautiful skin ever! Anyone who wants the anti-aging benefits of peptides, niacin, algae, vitamins A, C, B, E, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen and SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum, Physical Only, Non-Chemical Sunscreen. Anyone who wants (build able to...) full coverage to instantly correct and camouflage skin imperfections. Anyone who wants to diffuse the look of lines and wrinkles on the face, and achieve a more radiant looking, flawless and supple complexion.
Why is it different: Developed with leading plastic surgeons, Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+ is truly a multi-tasking beauty miracle. It's your SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Physical only sunscreen that protects against the rays that both burn your skin and age your skin. It's also your Full Coverage Color Correcting Cream and Anti-Aging Serum all in one! The anti-aging hydrating formula is infused with peptides, niacin, algae, vitamins A, C, B, E, hyaluronic acid, and hydrolyzed collagen along with anti-oxidants which work in harmony for you to achieve long-term brightening and color-correcting benefits.
So ladies, what do you think? There are my quick steps from an un-makeuped face to one layer of coverage. The coverage is most certainly buildable. I just prefer to go for a little bit more natural look since I have freckles. Yay!
So, will you make an investment? If you decided yes, you can purchase IT Cosmetics products online at www.itcosmetics.com and www.ulta.com or at select Ulta stores. Would you like to know more about makeup for maturing skin such as moisturizers, cleansers, or wearing matte vs shimmer finishes? Let us know by commenting below, using the Contact Us page, commenting on Instagram, commenting on Facebook, really you can comment just about anywhere ... just TALK TO US! ;)
As always, much love!!!