KEEP SKIN RADIANT & HEALTHY EVEN DURING THE WINTER WITH MASLINIC ACID + BONUS RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FROM dr.brandt skincare:

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EVER HEARD OF MASLINIC ACID?!

I'd actually heard of this unique compound, but I didn't know all that much about it- I'd seen the ingredient in a few skincare products & a couple of cosmetics and I knew that it had promising anti-aging results. In regards to what it actually is and all that it has to offer, there's quite a bit more you may want to know. That's where I come in ;) For starters, Maslinic Acid is a compound that comes from dry olive-pomace oil [or orujo]- which is basically a skin wax derived from olives and therefore a byproduct of the olive oil extraction process as well.

It is a very stable ingredient that provides shelf-life and stability of at least 2 years; it's shown very promising research in the possible prevention of the spread of HIV. The reason being, is that the compound stops the replication of the primary HIV-1 virus and that's good news on fighting the battle against the disease! Although this is awesome for the medical world, there are some benefits in the beauty world too :)

As a powerful antioxidant, maslinic acid provides free radical fighting properties that aid in protecting and repair skin by deeply penetrating the dermal layers. Maslinic acid is also wonderful at preventing future breakouts and healing those that have already occurred. Want to even skin tone, leaving a beautiful glow in it's place? Maslinc acid is a great compound for addressing those issues as well!  All-in-all, this ingredient really does deliver and it's no surprise- being that it comes from a natural source such as an olive. 



WANT TO TRY AN AWESOME PRODUCT THAT CONTAINS MASLINIC ACID?!

 

 

THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

 

Key Ingredients:      Ruby Crystal Complex  - Illuminates skin, promoting radiance by transforming external light into an energy source for skin cells to deliver a healthy glowing complexion. Diffuses light to minimize the look of lines and wrinkles.     Hydra-Balance  - Regulates water flow through cell membranes, balancing skin�s natural hydro content. Prevents dehydration.     Oliveactive (Maslinic Acid)  - Counteracts inflammation to help reduce redness & irritation while protecting skin against oxidative stress.     Retinol  - Increases cellular renewal rate, making skin appear softer and feel noticeably smoother.

Key Ingredients:

Ruby Crystal Complex - Illuminates skin, promoting radiance by transforming external light into an energy source for skin cells to deliver a healthy glowing complexion. Diffuses light to minimize the look of lines and wrinkles.

Hydra-Balance - Regulates water flow through cell membranes, balancing skin�s natural hydro content. Prevents dehydration.

Oliveactive (Maslinic Acid) - Counteracts inflammation to help reduce redness & irritation while protecting skin against oxidative stress.

Retinol - Increases cellular renewal rate, making skin appear softer and feel noticeably smoother.

 

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Glow

ruby crystal retinol hydracreme

$65

This is one of my personal FAV's right now and I've started using it every day since it arrived! It's just what I was looking for in a brightening serum that I can use daily and get real results. This Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracreme is just what I expected it to be: immediate and long-term effectiveness with quality ingredients. I'm not all that surprised though that I ended up loving this one from the get-go, as I've really liked every dr.brandt skincare item I've given a chance. If you've been seeking the your next go-to skincare line, dr.brandt is definitely the way to go.

I will admit that the pricing is not always the lowest, but the age-old motto: "You get what you pay for" really does apply here! Plus, all of this brand's products come well-stocked which means you get a good amount of product that will last a while...even with frequent application. From the first time I used Glow I could see a fantastic radiance with my skin immediately following application and that's due to the Ruby Crystal Complex , Maslinic Acid, and Retinol.

Continued usage after just a few days will show rejuvenated, glowing skin that's smooth, soft, and noticeably healthier. The packaging is well-designed so it's super easy to get out just the right amount of product without wasting it. It doesn't take near as much product as you may think either; the formula is light and whipped-yet spreads well and goes on smoothly. I would highly recommend this product for any skin type or age- this is a product that anyone can benefit from :) 


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GET SKIN WINTER-READY WITH THESE BODY SCRUB QUICK TIPS:

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THE EFFECTS OF WINTER ON SKIN:

Have you every noticed how much dryer your skin, hair, and nails can seem to become almost overnight, once the colder temperatures start to appear? With the difference in inside and outside environments in the Fall and Winter months, our skin does get challenged to stay moisturized, protected from the elements, and healthy.

Your skin is not the only thing to suffer though as your lips can become thin, dry, and cracked from the colder weather and wind. Increasing your intake of Vitamin B can combat this issue or giving a lip treatment a try! Cold sores can also pop up, seemingly overnight :0 Leaving them alone is really your best option and sticking to an over-the-counter or prescription med will aid in faster healing.

When it comes to your skin, your hands can really take a beating as they suffer from the constant drawing of moisture from them. Make sure to moisturize immediately after washing your hands to help lock in hydration and slowly warm up your hands when coming from an outside cold environment to a warmer inside environment.

This prevents blood vessels from contracting, which causes the itching, burning, and swollen hands that you can often experience during the Fall and Winter. Another super simple and easy solution to fighting both your hand and skin issues during the season, is to add a hand/body scrub to your beauty regimen. Take a look at The Beauty Closet's easy body scrub tips below!



BODY SCRUB QUICK TIPS:

  1. When many hear the words body scrub they might also think expensive! I often thought this as well, however there are many great and affordable products out there that don't cost a ton of cash in order for you to get a quality item. Top Pick: Nubian Heritage makes some VERY affordable scrubs that are all around $13- make sure to check out my review of their Mango Butter and Patchouli & Buriti Hand & Body Scrubs below ;)
  2. AVOID harsh chemicals and other ingredients! Many of the hand and body scrubs of today are made with jagged particles such as seeds or synthetic beads that only end up doing more harm than good, causing more: irritation, redness, and breakouts! Skip products with emulsifiers too as these will leave behind residue on the skin, effecting its overall health!
  3. Try NOT to over-scrub. This is VERY easy to do as you may feel that you are doing good at the time, however the motto: "Too much of a good thing" comes into play here. If you do manage to scrub too much, you will end up removing the top protection skin layer and exposing it to UV rays and causing more irritation, rashes, and dryness. 
  4. Choose the BEST scrub for your skin type and based on how often you will be using it and the specific focus, i.e. moisturization, exfoliation, etc. For sensitive skin types, go with ingredients like honey and oatmeal that are natural and gentle,yet still provide excellent exfoliation and at the same time, will reduce inflammation. Normal skin types can try scrubs with fruit kernels and nutshells for example, as they will provide excellent exfoliation naturally. 


THE BEAUTY CLOSET RECOMMENDS:

NUBIAN Heritage

MANGO BUTTER BATH & BODY SCRUB

$12.99

This is my FAV body scrub of the 2 products I'm recommending and I will admit that it's mostly because of the lovely scent. I am normally not a big fan of scrubs and other skincare products with Mango and similar smells as that are usually a tad too strong and can sometimes linger annoyingly into an all-day ''too-sweet" scent! This hand and body scrub from Nubian Heritage changed my mind completely about products containing Mango as I fell in love with this product right from the start.

It works really well and with little effort, at removing dead skin and leaving behind smoother, softer skin. Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, and tropical Mango Butter give your skin ad added boost of moisture and exfoliation without redness or irritation. I'd highly recommend any of Nubian Heritage's body scrubs for any age and skin type [they currently have 4 options/focuses to choose from] :)

NUBIAN Heritage

PATCHOULI & BURITI BATH & BODY SCRUB $12.99

I was really surprised at how fantastic this Patchouli & Buriti body scrub from Nubian Heritage smelled and worked with no skin irritation! The scent is just the right balance of Patchouli and the formula is the perfect blend of natural botanicals as well. This product will leave  your skin feeling soft, moisturized, and glowing :) I fell in love from the start and at $13, the pricing doesn't kill your budget either!

It's very easy to get this kind of scent wrong, but Nubian Heritage does an excellent job here, however some may find this a tad bit stronger than they may like. If you prefer a much lighter scent, you may want to go with the above mentioned Mango Butter scrub as it still smells absolutely wonderful, but may be less of a strength in scent. 

With Shea Butter, Patchouli, Buriti, and Rose Hips, it's packed full of good-for-you ingredients that rejuvenate and hydrate skin without utilizing harmful ingredients to do it. That makes this product a top pick for me in the scrub category for its: affordability, effectiveness, gentleness, and natural ingredients. This one was an easy "win" for me and I'm glad I gave it the chance :)



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