As you all know by now, I am a self-proclaimed beauty junkie. I am always on the lookout for the best new beauty and skincare products, and I love nothing more than to be able to share these finds with my readers. In my opinion, one of the most important parts of any beauty regime is what you put on your face BEFORE your make-up is even applied. That's right, I'm talking about having a solid, effective skincare regiment. After all, the better your skincare products, the less make-up you'll need to use. Your skin will be more vibrant and naturally radiant, and it will actually hold make-up more effectively, should you choose to even use any.
In June, I turned 30. Yep, the big 3-0. I like to say I just celebrated the first anniversary of turning 29. I get told all the time that I do not look my age. Why? Because I have been serious about proper skincare since my early 20's. I have been using daily (and nightly) moisturizers, SPF protection, serums, and even anti-wrinkle creams from a very early age. I probably own more beauty and skincare products than any woman has a right to, as I have literally tried them all. I have dominated a linen closet, under both sinks, and an entire bookshelf with beauty and skincare products in search of the best ones for my particular skin. Some I love, some, not so much.
But I am convinced that using such products has dramatically helped me stay relatively youthful looking. It is NEVER too early to start preventative measures to keep your skin looking its best, no matter what your age!
I believe I have mentioned in a few posts before that one of my all time favorite brands of skincare products is Perricone, MD, much to the dismay of my husband. Their products are a bit on the pricey side, but they truly do WORK! I am a longtime believer in the science created by Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Who is Dr. Perricone? Well, to put it simply, he is a genius. Dr. Perricone is a Board Certified Dermatologist, an Educator, a NY Times Bestselling Author, a Scientist, a World-Renowned Healthy Aging Expert, a Certified Nutritionist, AND he pioneered the wildly popular Superfoods movement. That's quite the impressive resume, if I do say so myself!
I am excited to announce that Dr. Perricone has created a whole new line of skincare products entirely based off of the Superfoods concept and the science behind it. This line is simply called Super. What is this whole Superfoods concept all about, you may ask? Well, over a decade ago, Dr. Perricone made a simple, yet revolutionary discovery: Some foods are dramatically better for healthy aging and maintaining a beautiful, glowing complexion. Dr.Perricone called these select foods Superfoods.
Why are Superfoods vital to healthy aging? These brightly colored foods, namely fruits and vegetables, are rich with powerful antioxidants that are essential for optimal overall health. What do antioxidants do for you? Well, while they are fantastic for your skin, their power is more than skin deep. Antioxidants are also wonderful for improving overall vitality, as well as reducing inflammation and supporting a healthy immune system. Hmm..Maybe the old "An Apple A Day" adage has some truth behind it after all!
I am SUPER excited about this new line of skincare products that takes the science behind Superfoods and allows you to incorporate their many benefits into your skincare routine. Alexandra with Super Skincare helped me customize a great package of Super products, custom-tailored for my individual skincare needs. This process was easy and painless, and the more I learned about these amazing new products, the more excited I was to try them for myself! Like I said, I have always been a huge fan of Dr. Perricone, and was intrigued by the more natural products offered in the Super line of products.
In my opinion, this line has taken the awesomeness that Dr. Perricone is known for to a whole new level.You all know I am a huge advocate of more naturally derived skin care products, and Super does not disappoint. We all know that skin care products can be full of harsh chemicals and agents that can actually be harmful to the skin over prolonged use, as well as to the environment. I am thrilled to let you know that Super products are free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, pthalates, propylene glycol, and they are also free of artificial dyes and fragrances. Think of Super as health food for your skin! Super products are also manufactured in a socially responsible manner, right down to their packaging. The packaging is made with 80% post consumer paper, and they also use recycled wood fiber from well-managed forests. Their packaging is also produced using wind-powered energy and printed in a carbon neutral facility. Now THAT is something I, as a consumer, can feel good about!
But let's get down to the nitty gritty. I know you're all wondering: Do Super Products work? YES! I would love to tell you more about the products I received, and my experiences with them.
First, I'd love to tell you about the facial cleanser I received. After all, great skin begins with how you wash it! The Super Sweet Clean cleanser is nothing short of amazing. This cleanser is made with Acai Berries, an antioxidant rich fruit found in the heart of the Amazon. Acai has been quite the rage lately in sports drinks and teas, but it's also wonderful for the skin! Sweet Clean is ideal for all skin types, and packs a powerful yet gentle punch while quickly and effectively removing any impurities, dirt, and even stubborn make-up from the skin. I have been using this cleanser for a few weeks now, and I have noticed that my skin is left feeling clean and hydrated after washing. This is awesome, since a lot of cleansers can leave skin feeling dried out or even leave an odd residue behind. With Sweet Clean, all you'll feel is soft, hydrated and clean skin. Oh, I must mention, this cleanser smells amazing, too! It smells just like fresh Acai berries! While it smells good enough to eat, I wouldn't recommend doing so. Just let your skin reap the benefits!
The next product I'd like to talk about is the Super Crinkle Eraser. What's a crinkle? Well, it's not quite a crease, and not quite a wrinkle...It's kind of a pre-wrinkle. You know, those pesky fine lines that occur as we get older. I have a crinkle I hate, and it's on my forehead! One little horizontal line that mocks me as I put make-up on. Well, with the Super Crinkle Eraser, you can easily and effectively combat these annoying imperfections. The Crinkle Eraser is an amazing firming serum that is formulated with Red Algae. Sounds kinda yucky, but let me assure you, the antioxidants in Red Algae have amazing properties that actually improve the skin's elasticity! And elasticity is what keeps skin appearing youthful.
I have been using the Crinkle Eraser for a few weeks now, and I am loving the results! I use this at night, along with the Super Night Recharge, and while my crinkle is still there, it has a much softer appearance. I have even noticed that my make-up hasn't been settling into my crinkle anymore, allowing me to have a smoother more flawless appearance. I love this stuff! Oh, and I think you'll notice an ongoing theme with Super's product line. The Crinkle Eraser also smells wonderful! It has a light, almost herbal or citrus scent that is light, refreshing, and yummy!
The next product I'd like to share was mentioned above, since I use this in conjunction with the Crinkle Eraser. The Super Night Recharge also uses the antioxidant properties found in Red Algae. But in addition to the Red Algae, the Night Recharge also uses Retinol, which has been proven to smooth the skin by gently resurfacing, making skin appear more supple and youthful. This product also helps the skin to retain its natural moisture, which is an essential defense against the signs of premature aging. Moisturized skin is younger looking skin, after all!
I have been using this product nightly for the past few weeks. I love the Night Recharge for many reasons. First, it smells great! Yes, I am all about products that smell good. It has a similar scent to the Crinkle Eraser. I also love that this product goes on lightly and doesn't have a heavy or greasy, artificial feel. A lot of night time products tend to be on the heavier side, but not Super Night Recharge! It absorbs rapidly into the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated without a nasty residue. Your skin will feel like your skin, only better. This product also lives up to its claims. Since using the Night Recharge, I have noticed a visible improvement in my skin's elasticity, and my complexion appears smoother, brighter, and much more supple. Think of it as a tall, nourishing glass of water for the skin! I love waking up in the morning with soft, beautiful feeling skin!
Since we've made it through the night thanks to the Night Recharge, it's time to get ready for wherever the day make take us. The first product I grab after washing my face every morning? That would be the Super Daylight Savings! This is the best defense against harsh UVA and UVB rays, as this is a non-chemical, natural sunscreen. Daylight Savings is loaded with Carcuminoids, the antioxidant found in Turmeric, that are proven to protect and soothe the skin. In addition to this wonderful protection from the sun, Daylight Savings also has natural minerals infused into it that create a brightening, subtle shimmer that will enhance your skin, allowing you to always put your best face forward.
I have been using this product daily and I am very impressed! This product goes on smoothly, leaving the skin super soft and supple feeling. I love the fact that this is a natural sunscreen. I do not go tanning, ever. The sun can do so much damage to the skin, even when you're young. So to help combat the effects of the sun's damaging rays, I have been religiously using moisturizers with SPF for years. A lot of the previous SPF products I have used in the past have had an odd, chemical smell, and have left a greasy residue that just didn't feel nice on my skin. Super Daylight Savings leaves no residue whatsoever, and gives my skin a natural, luminous glow, all while offering fantastic protection against UV rays. And if you haven't guessed it already, Daylight Savings smells good, too! It has a light, slightly sweet herbal aroma that is invigorating without being overpowering.
One part of our faces that we can easily neglect is our lips. I know I have been guilty of doing so just by using "color-stay" type lipsticks. While these are great for providing long-lasting color, they can also be quite drying to the lips. And dry, cracked lips are not pretty lips! Super has an answer to all of these common lip woes in their amazing lip treatment, Lush Lips. This product is fortified with natural Coconut Oil, which is rich in Tocotrienols, a superior form of hydrating Vitamin E.
I have been using Lush Lips daily, and I have noticed that my lips are softer, smoother, and much more kissable! This lip balm is buttery, sweet and smooth, making it an absolute treat to wear. It can be applied on bare lips or over lipstick for deep hydration and a subtle shine. I love that this balm is super-hydrating and literally melts into my lips, improving their texture and appearance within minutes. And yes, this product smells amazing. Think of the biggest, ripest, freshest coconut. Or perhaps a sinfully delicious coconut cream pie. Yeah, this smells THAT GOOD. And your lips will look better than ever when using Super Lush Lips!
The next product I want to share is Super Bright Eyed. The eye area contains some of the most delicate skin on the body, making this area prone to wrinkles, lines, dark circles, and even puffiness. I know ALL about this, since I have dark circles that I absolutely hate. I think it may be genetic, since I am olive complected, or perhaps its from lack of sleep, but they are definitely my most hated skin issue. So naturally, I was very excited to try Super Bright Eyed. This wonderful concoction is formulated to combat common eye-area woes, like puffiness, fine lines, and more. The secret ingredient that makes Bright Eyed so special is Carotenoids, a powerful antioxidant found in juicy melons! This power-packed eye cream de-puffs, hydrates, and primes the delicate skin around the eye area, making sure you're always camera ready!
I have been using this product daily, and I have noticed a definite improvement in the appearance of my eye area. My dark circles are less pronounced, and I have even noticed that the few fine lines I have are almost invisible now, since the area is plumper and more hydrated. Puffiness is also a thing of the past, since the wonderful antioxidants found in Bright Eyed combat this quite effectively. I use this as a primer, and it definitely makes my whole face appear fresher, younger, and more alert. And I LOVE the light, crisp melon aroma of this product! It smells a lot like Honeydew melons! So say goodbye to tired, dull eyes. Super Bright Eyed makes all your eye-area troubles a distant memory!
Oh my goodness...This next product is nothing short of a miracle product, in my humble opinion. Super O-Mega Moisture is a fabulous, super hydrating skin-quenching cream that can be used on clean skin anywhere, anytime. What makes O-Mega Moisture so special? An ingredient called Chia. No, not as in Chia Pet. Chia is a tiny seed that delivers more Omega-3 fatty acids than flax or even fish! This makes it deeply moisturizing, even for the driest of skin types. Omega-3 contains DHA and EPA, which have amazing anti-inflammatory properties on the skin. O-Mega Moisture absorbs rapidly making even parched, cracked skin feel soft, supple, and beautifully hydrated.
I have been using this product daily, and I love the way my skin feels. It is so ridiculously soft! Super O-Mega Moisture goes on smoothly, penetrates deeply and quickly, and leaves no yucky residue behind. All you will feel is super-soft, super-hydrated skin. It's no secret that skin that is properly hydrated looks healthier. O-Mega Moisture will give you that velvety soft, youthful complexion you've always dreamed of! I also love the smell of this product. (See, I told you there would be a theme here!) The scent is hard to describe. To me, it smells a lot like pistachio pudding, which I happen to absolutely love. Try it! You'll love it! The O-Mega Moisture, that is! Although pistachio pudding is quite yummy, too!
Now here's a treat for those ladies that love pampering facials. A good facial is a guilty pleasure of mine. Facials leave the skin invigorated, glowing, and healthier looking. Well, the folks at Super have come up with a product that gives you the same results of a professional facial in the comfort of your own home! Super 3-Minute Facial is an intense treatment that hydrates, stimulates, and invigorates the skin, leaving you with a sexy, healthy glow. 3-Minute Facial is infused with Ginger. The Gingerol in Ginger has a tingling, warming effect that leaves skin with a beautiful, glowing appearance.
I have used this product once a week for the past few weeks. I am amazed at how easy it is to get a totally invigorating lift in only 3 minutes! The cream is easy to apply, and spreads evenly on the face. Leave it on for 3 minutes to experience a warm, tingling sensation, and simply rinse to reveal a bright, fresh and glowing complexion. You can even use this on the lips for an instant plumping effect! So when I'm in need of a quickie, I grab my Super 3-Minute Facial. This stuff is better than chocolate. Seriously. And it smells good, too! But wait... you were expecting that by now, weren't you?
Last but certainly not least, I'd like to tell you about the Super Coconut Quench. This hydrating, toning mist is a must have for warm weather. This sweet, beachy smelling coconut water mist provides instant hydration anywhere, anytime! This product is wonderful for a quick moisture fix, and can be spritzed onto the face, hair or body. (Just not in the eyes, please!) What makes this mist so special are the MCT's and Tocotrienols found in coconuts. These agents help to replenish lost moisture and nutrients while protecting against dryness and reducing redness.
I have been using this product for a few weeks now, and I must say, I am hooked! Initially, I was unsure of just how effective a hydrating mist would be. After all, it IS coconut water. I was pleasantly surprised, to say the least! I have used this after cleansing as a toner, and have also carried it with me when taking the kids to the pool or the park. I even have it handy when walking the babies around the neighborhood in the sweltering Virginia heat! Just a spritz or two of Coconut Quench leaves me feeling invigorated and refreshed. It is also effective against dryness of the hair and skin. I noticed immediate increase in hydration when using this product. This cooling, soothing mist is absolutely heavenly, and definitely quenches my thirsty skin while I am on the go in the blistering heat. And this should go without saying by now, but let's say it together, shall we...."And it smells good, too!" Surprise! This smells like fresh, exotic coconuts! Yum!
So, as you can see, Super by Dr. Perricone is revolutionizing the way women look at skincare. They have taken the science created by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, skincare guru extraordinaire, and created a fresh, new natural line of products inspired by Superfoods. These Superfoods aren't only good for the body, they work miracles on the skin, too! I was amazed by the results I had in just a few weeks, and these have become my new favorite skincare products. These are just as effective as Perricone, MD products, but they are much more natural and are offered at a much more affordable price point, too. My husband is thrilled about this, by the way, since he'll be saving bundles of money in comparison to my normal skin care regime! So throw out your old skincare products and give Super a try. These products are inspired by nature's proven powerhouse ingredients, provide fast and noticeable improvements in the skin's appearance and feel, and they all smell intoxicatingly delicious, too! Not to mention, these products are created using the proven science created by Dr. Nicholas Perricone, a world-renowned leader in healthy aging and skincare. So what are you waiting for? All you have to gain is soft, radiant skin!
You can purchase these and other fantastic products on the Super website.
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The folks at Super are so confident that you'll fall in love with their amazing product line, they are very generously offering one of my VERY lucky followers a $250.00 Gift Certificate to use on their site! You can customize your Super Skincare products to suit your unique skincare needs! How cool is THAT?! I know you're all excited! I am excited for you!
Please use this handy Rafflecopter form to enter!
This giveaway is open to US Residents 18+ until 12:01AM EST on 9/17/2011. Winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here, tweeted, shared on Facebook, and contacted via e-mail. The winners will have 48 hours to reply and claim their prize. If I receive no response, I will be forced to draw a new winner.
***Disclosure:I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
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I'm Brandy, a happily married, proud mama of two munchkins and a teen. You can read more about me HERE. If you're interested in building a working relationship, please feel free to e-mail me at: NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3@gmail.com
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