Hyaluronic Acid is my go to when it comes to skincare. I can’t enough of it. I have night creams, day creams, masks, lip balms and mascara, all formulated with the magic ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is the main ingredient in injectables like Restylane and can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. What does it do for you? It plumps up your skin in major way!
Glow Matrix Advanced Skin Hydrator by Neocell (I may get a commission from this link), goes an extra step with a formulation made with Vitamin A, Ceramides, GLA and coconut water. Easy to use capsules help to build by collagen by boosting moisture and improving the body’s skin barrier.
Neocell gave me a sample of Glow Matrix Advanced Skin Hydrator to try, and here is the verdict. The package instructions say to take three capsules a day. Divided by 90, that gives you a 30 day supply. The first thing I noticed is that it turns your urine yellow! I guess you know its going through you! Within the first couple of days I noticed my skin was firmer, lines were less noticeable and my skin barrier was improved. Now skin barrier is hard thing to pin point so I like to give the example of how children’s skin is so smooth and even to the touch (that’s part of why it looks so good). A strong skin barrier is important to both the health and appearance of your skin at every age. I suffer from Rosacea so keeping that skin barrier strong helps reduce my symptoms.
In addition to my face, I also noticed improvement in the softness and suppleness of my skin on my neck and body. This supplement also helps to diminish that dry “crepey” skin you get as you age. I think Glow Matrix would also work great in the winter to combat dry indoor skin. You can get Glow Matrix for about $25 for a one month supply, which is a pretty good value. You can get in online at Neocell.com as well as Amazon (go Prime!), Costco, GNC and the Vitamin Shop.
New year means a new you. After you hit the makeup aisle and pick up the latest and greatest in beauty, make sure you step a couple of aisles down to the vitamins and supplements. Products targeting skin issues, nails, hair and youth regeneration have been moving from the vitamin stores to beauty retailers like Sephora, ULTA and Nordstrom. In addition to making you feel good, many of these products
Murad Pure Skin Clarifying Dietary Supplement
This supplement for acne prone skin has been getting rave reviews by users suffering from acne. The formulation includes vitamin A to boost cell turnover, zinc to reduce inflammation and Yellow Dock and Burdock; elements that help the body fight blemish causing toxins. Get at ULTA, Sephora and murad.com. It retails around $43 for a 30 day supply.
HGH is a big buzzword when it comes to strength and vitality. But what can it do for your skin? This powder based supplement by Ageless Foundation works to help your body boost its own HGH levels making your body operate more like it did when you were younger. One of the benefits includes tighter, younger skin. This and a similar, pricier product called SeroVital HGH have a list of loyal followers (including me).
NeoCell Beauty Bursts
Beauty Bursts are a soft, daily chewable that help your skin, hair and nails. Collagen Type 1 & Type 3 strengthens, Vitamin C boosts collagen in the skin and beefy hyaluronic acid helps hydrate and plump the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a very popular skin treatment additive and is the main ingredient in injectables like Restylane. I noticed a difference is my skin after only a few days of use. My skin was tighter, smoother and the ridges on my nails began to smooth out. You can find this and other NeoCell products at vitamin and retail stores. Pick up a coupon online or in-store to get $3 off NeoCell products at Whole Foods!
The holidays are over and it’s time to get back to work. It’s also time to get your body back in time from holidays. Eating and drinking too much, staying up to late and laying around have probably taken a toll on your body and your complexion. A great way to get your body looking better on the outside is to start on the inside.
Beauty Infusion is a daily supplement powder that helps strengthen your nails, hair and skin, build up collagen levels and provide anti-oxidant protection. Neocell sent me a sample of Beauty Infusion and here is a quick review:
The first thing I noticed is my nails. I usually have to use topical treatments to get rid of the ridges. Within a day or two of using Beauty Infusion, my the ridges started to level and my nails got stronger. I also noticed my hair was thicker and stronger. Based on the results in my nails, I would use this product again. I have used other supplements that claim to help your nails, but they really only make them grow longer, not grow thicker. The only issue I had with it is that you need to drink it on an empty stomach. Which really isn’t a big deal, but I already take another supplement daily (on an empty stomach) and it is hard to add in another.
Beauty Infusion comes in three flavors and retails for about $34.99. You can find it online and at retailers like Vitamin World, Sprouts and Whole Foods. Visit neocell.com for a store locater.