Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Soft Creams for your Crinkles

 By Laura Medina

Don't let appearances fool you, it may be sunny in LA but it's been bone-chilly cold.

So, it has been "sunglasses and scarves" days in the sunny, blustery LA, right in the middle of Awards Seasons.

How do award shows' nominees, presenters, and guests look good while facing the wind and the UV rays?

They prep their faces, by delicately dabbing these luxurious but affordable face creams packed with benefits and treatments.

Since these creams don't contain retinol or retina-A, they're gentle and can be used during the day and night.

Veteran television journalist and former "Good Morning, America" host slash lifestyle expert, Joan Lunden, raves about Murad's Resurgence Line for those with approaching lines or those with existing lines...all right, the wrinkles and the "crinkles"...those smile lines at the corner of the eyes.

Murad Age-Diffusing Firm Mask from the Resurgence Line is a gentle but effective alternative to retinols and Retina-A.  It's luxurious cream doesn't peel to exfoliate fresh layer of skin underneath but it softens with Shea Butter and trace minerals infuse skin with hydration leaving it soft and smooth.  It nourishes with Brazilian Fruit Extracts promote collagen production to plump skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles then tightens the sagging with FirmQ2 instantly firms and lifts while Golden Seaweed restores skin resilience.

If you need to dash to your local Target or drugstore for a quick but all-natural fix, there's Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Day Lotion.  Infused with Clary Sage and enhanced with probiotic technology, Intense Hydration Day Lotion fast-absorbing lotion leaves your dry skin feeling soft and supple while helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles...packed in an equally rich cream.

If you want a more decadent but a more natural choice to petroleum jelly to smooth over those rough patches, Burt's Bees' Coconut Foot Creme has an appearance and texture remarkably similar to petroleum jelly but much nicer and smells sweeter.

The base is coconut oil. Solid at room temperature that easily melts when contacting on the skin, the consistency of coconut oil helps to bind and emulsify natural formulations where no chemical emulsifiers are desirable.  The additions of vegetable glycerin, olive fruit oil, oat kernel oil, lanolin, canola oil, and soybean oil makes this a good alternative to petroleum jelly.

This is one of many ways actors and personalities prevent their flawless complexions from being dry and chapped during Awards Season, in the depth of winter, luxurious creams packed with benefits and a natural alternative to petroleum jelly.

Hey, if these are adequate to maintain a soft, smooth complexion during sun and wind, these are good enough for the snow and the sleet of New York Fashion Week.

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