Beauty Junkie

When I call myself a beauty junkie I’m not exaggerating.  I am always amassing product, I just spent two hours at the good ol Bed Bath and Beyond looking for additional storage methods.  I think I may have to come up with some custom shelf system to house all the glorious product.  Lotions and potions.  I’m addicted. I adore skincare, I always have – from drug store and high end.  I remember as a teenager, well ok maybe as an adult too, during shopping trips to Target I would try sneaking products into my moms cart.  Some people find one brand they love and stick with it – good for them.  I have my go to favorites that are always in my cabinet, but I cave for the newest miracle potions and services that promise glowier, youthful skin – I can’t resist.  Traveling all the time also takes a toll, Bouncing from climate to climate means my skin is constantly changing and thus I am always using an array of product. So here it is, my product haul update, with my current favorites!

BAREMINERALS NEW SERUMS

Bareminerals correctives are mineral ignited formulas with botanical extracts full of high performance ingredients to target specific concerns

Blemish Remedy Acne Clearing Treatment Serum – I’ve been one of those lucky people who never had severe acne.  However I still get little breakouts, especially when I’m on the road all the time. I like this one because it reduces excess oil without over-drying the skin.  A lot of acne treatments get rid of my breakouts but leave my skin dry and flaking. This guy is unique, it calms redness, the skin and leaves a smooth texture while getting rid of those annoying pimples!

Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Serum – Basically everything you want in an anti aging product. Luminosity galore. Ingredients of vitamin C, chai hu Extract, and olive leaf extract combat environmental stress while improving skin tone, texture and combatting aging! I use this guy every night before bed.

Eternalixir Skin-Volumizing Oil Serum – powerful anti-aging serum with nourishing botanical oils -hydrating Baobab oils, Evening Primrose and Rose Hip Seed. This stuff is amazing, it’s super hydrating all day long without being too thick or oily as a lot of serums are.  I saw a noticeable difference in volume, I use at night before I go to bed and in the am. Oh and I slather it on during flights!

Brilliant Future Age Defense & Renew Eye Cream – de-puffs and reduces the look of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles all while combatting the early signs of aging! My eyes were more luminous and definitely more awake looking thanks to ingredients like vitamin C, chai hu extract, and alfalfa seed extract. I also like how absorbent it is, my concealer went on seamlessly – some under eye creams make my under eye concealer become a tacky substance or not as smooth but this one does neither. Match made in heaven.

TULA PROBIOTIC SKINCARE

Using probiotics as the foundation of their skincare, the good bacteria that calm your stomach can also soothe and protect your skin.  Hello!  If I take a probiotic every day to help my gut health and overall digestion, which is where skincare starts – why wouldn’t I also put it on my face?

Volume Defense Serum – super weightless milky serum that feels magnificent on your skin.  I went through this bottle so fast, I would apply him in the evening and morning and sometimes mid day.  Packed full of vitamin C, retinol and probiotics it brings that bounce back to your skin.

Hydrating Day & Night Cream – Basically a multi vitamin for your skin. I once was told by a disapproving facialist “your skin is dehydrated” I replied defensively “but I drink SO much water! Always!” She laughed and told me, yes thats good but it’s a combination of internal and external up keep. Well that just made too much sense.  Lesson learned, take your vitamins but also apply them to your skin.

LANCÔME

Advanced Genifique – A youth activating concentrate that smells divine and just works wonders.  I’ve used this beautiful product for a long time and will continue to do so.  Super light, it absorbs really quickly and is great paired with a daily moisturizer before make-up.

Visionnaire Yeux – Well it won Oprah’s magazine 2017 Spring beauty award.  Enough said.

SERVICES – NON INVASIVE TREATMENTS

Margaret Bednarz has magic hands.  She is my go to facial expert in NYC. She is a licensed cosmetologist, aromatherapist and reiki practitioner.  The energy off of this woman is unreal and she does house calls. I’ve been seeing her for a while, recently we’ve been trying some deeper treatments. My go to treatments with Margaret are the Oxygen Treatment, Microdermabrasion, Deep Cleansing Facial, Enzyme Peels and DermaPen ( micro-needling) all of which can be combined one with another for the royal treatment.  She also has her own line of super amazing all organic skincare.

Oxygen Infusion Treatment – I would add to any type of facial as it  restores hydration, promotes cell rejuvenation by infusing oxygen with a blend of potent antioxidants and corrective botanical extracts.  It can treat aging, rosacea, pigmentation, and acne.  I love using in combination with facial treatments that tend to leave you a little red, such as a peel or micro needling as it helps immediately soothe.  It also just feels amazing.

Microdermabrasion treatment – It removes the superficial layer of dry and dead skin cells. This is very important especially for aging skin or problematic skin: because when the skin does not function properly it does not shed the dead skin cells, which slows down the process of skin cells restoration and that leads to fine lines, large pores and/or pimples. Dead skin cell accumulation leads to the skin not absorbing the nutrients from your serums, creams, moisturizers – well that just sounds horrible!

DermaPen (micro needling)  – it is advanced treatment that boosts collagen tn the skin. It helps to tighten, smooth out scars, fine lines & wrinkles, helps with pigmentation, large pores, minor breakouts, uneven skin tone and more.  I first heard about micro needling from a  girlfriend who was getting a series of needling done to help with acne scars and overall aging, after her third treatment she looked 12 and before she could finish telling me all about it I was on the phone frantically texting Margaret to set up an appointment.  Now, I know the word ‘needling’ is probably freaking some people out. The process takes less than 30 mins, and while it’s definitely not relaxing – it is a little painful but not unbearable.  I would describe it as feeling a little more annoying than painful.  DO NOT plan on putting make-up on for the next 24 hours.  More than likely you will be red, I myself looked as though I had gone on a date with Freddy Kruger.  5 of my girlfriends all came over to experience the micro-needling, three of us felt we had to hide indoors for the redness to calm down while the other two looked absolutely fine and went on with their day.  Plan accordingly.  It’s been just over a month since my first appointment and I’ve already booked another one.  My skin is looking fuller and more radiant in photos, in person and all around much MUCH better.

To book with Margaret click here: https://www.beyouessentials.com

Contact Margaret and let her know Kylee referred you:  347.554.3085

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