A recipe for glowing skin…

Y’all know I love Jane Iredale by now (especially since it’s gluten free and completely non-toxic)… So, I’m gonna share with you my favorite basic skin products and how I use them for summer. This is the order in which I build them… (Link to all the products right here)

1- Since it’s summer and I don’t need super duper heavy converage, but I mean, I still need good coverage y’all… I like to use the Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals. Best part, you don’t have to use a moisturizer under it if you don’t have time.

  • A serum with pigment that provides sheer to medium coverage.
  • Provides hydration, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the appearance pores, evens out skin tone and adheres so well, there is minimal transference.
  • Liquid Minerals has no rated SPF.
  • The beads or spheres visible in the airless pump are actually liposomes encapsulating liposomes.
  • State-of-the-art technology prevents active ingredients from degrading and allows actives to time release into the skin.

JANE Summer1

2- Concealer on blemishes as needed.

  • A highly pigmented concealer that contains beneficial botanicals and antioxidants that soothe and minimize the appearance of redness.
  • Gentle enough to be used as often as needed.
  • Staying power reduces the need for touch-ups.
  • Creamy formula layers easily for customizable coverage.
  • A hygienic patented metal tip stays cool even during product application.

JANE Summer2

3- For any shine I use the PurePressed Base. (This can also replace number one if you need less coverage. Just grab a flocked sponge and apply slightly dampened).

  • A pressed mineral foundation that is slightly more sheer and matte than the loose powders.
  • Made from micronized minerals, oil free and weightless.
  • An SPF foundation, powder and concealer with broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection. Either SPF 20 or SPF 15 depending on shade.*
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes.
  • Contains antioxidants such as Pine Bark Extract and Pomegranate Extract (a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radical production caused by sun exposure).

JANE Summer3

4- MOONGLOW! I am currently out of this and I am going crazy over it! I use on the sides of my forehead, sides of my nose, below cheekbones, along jawline. This stuff if my absolute fave y’all! Gives you the best summery glow ever! (Think J.Lo guys, for pale girls-hahaha)

This one gets its own link… right here

JANE Summer4

 

There you have it, my face basics….

 

XO

Audra

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HydroPeptide Nimni Cream

Nimni

I was fortunate enough to try out this awesome product. HydroPeptide’s Nimni Cream has been a dream to use. I’ve stopped my normal retinol serum in order to see the true effects of using this cream for over a month (almost 2 months). I will say, my normal retinol routine was not as strong as this one. Like I said, I use a retinol serum nightly, so, when I read that you may want to start slow with this cream I was all “Nah!” Well, I was wrong. It dried my face and it peeled because I thought my skin was tough enough to use it nightly right away. So, in short, when it says start out using 2x per week–listen!

With that said, I do feel like this cream does the job it claims to do. I feel like my skin feel moisturized, acne free, and not too oily all at the same time. Which in itself is amazing! I’ve always used wrinkle creams (since I turned 25), and my mom passed me down some pretty amazing skin that doesn’t wrinkle much, so I can’t say that my wrinkling has decreased, but I can say it has not increased. I do feel that my skin is firmer after a month of use and I’d continue this product for sure. It’s a pricey cream, but I do think you’re getting what you paid for. I think it’s a great product that’s in it for the long haul. Buy it here.

The fact that this is glute, paraben, phthalate, and sulfate free should make your supple skin rest easy at night as well.

Developed by geneticists Dr. Neal Kitchen and USC’s Dr. Marcel Nimni (the doctor who discovered Type II Collagen) Nimni Cream uses a first-of-its kind patented collagen support complex that rejuvenates skin at the epigenetic level. (U.S. Patent No. 7598291) This extraordinary cream activates the collagen-producing gene in our bodies and actually gives skin the materials it needs for collagen synthesis (so you do not have to rely on your bodies’ natural stores). Combine that with time-released retinol and collagen supporting antioxidants and you have a cream that can actually alter the behavior of our genes, significantly improving the appearance of skin’s fullness and elasticity from the inside out.

(More info. below for y’all)

FORMULA FEATURES: Discover Nimni™ Technology and significantly improve the appearance of skin’s fullness and elasticity.

  • Combines Dr. Marcel Nimni’s revolutionary research on collagen with time-release retinol to rejuvenate skin and lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Helps improve skin’s fullness and elasticity.
  • Helps to optimize collagen production through an exclusive, patented amino acid complex.
  • Appropriate for skin that is not sensitive, especially those with expression lines and concerns with wrinkles and/or loss of facial volume.

HOW TO USE: Apply a small amount to a clean face and neck at night. Carefully avoid the eyes and the corner of the eyes. Begin use twice a week and then increase frequency as tolerated.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use retinol products if you are pregnant or nursing, taking prescription acne medication, or in conjunction with waxing, chemical peels or resurfacing procedures. Always use a high, broad spectrum sunscreen when using this product.

FREE OF: Gluten, Parabens, Phthalates, Sulfates and Cruelty Free