I’m a bit behind on the fall beauty trends this year, but one thing I never do is neglect my complexion. As the weather gets colder and our skin gets drier, Mary Kay’s
new collection of hydrating serums and anti-aging products are essential to my beauty routine.
Let’s start with the products I’m most excited about – the new Clinical Solutions Serums/Boosters.
The C+ Resveratrol Line-Reducer ($42) targets visible signs of aging with 3 core components – Mary Kay’s highest concentration of Vitamin C, resveratrol and acetyl hexapeptide-8. When used consistently over time, this formula may soften and reduce the look of wrinkles, fine lines and environmental damage on the skin’s surface while supporting collagen production to lift and tone.
Since I don’t have any wrinkles or visible signs of aging, I let my mom test the booster. She is 60 but appears to be in her late 40’s with very few signs of aging (no wrinkles). So far she likes the formula’s ability to smooth and soften her skin with no adverse reactions. Her complexion definitely looks more radiant and there seems to be less discoloration/hyperpigmentation.
I’ve been using the HA+Ceramide Hydrator ($42) which is packed with hyaluronic acid to plump, replenish and moisturize parched unbalanced skin. The formula is very light, liquid-y and fast absorbing with no residue or stickiness. I apply a few drops prior to makeup application and before bed to hydrate, smooth and plump. During the winter, this will be my first line of defense against cold weather. It helps improve texture and prevents peeling and itching.
For dark under eye bags, try the Instant Puffiness Reducer ($40). This works wonders – especially in the morning when you want to look well rested and refreshed before work. It also offsets the impact of pollution, allergies and stress.
The Age Minimizing 3D Eye Cream ($44) is ideal for smoothing and reducing fine lines, sagging and dark circles.
When the skin under my eyes is dry, sensitive and irritated, I usually switch to the Indulge and Soothing Eye Gel ($22). It contains botanical extracts to revitalize and increase moisture by 130%. The cool, invigorating formula feels amazing, especially if you keep it in the fridge.
The Masking Minis Set is perfect for travel and gifting. My favorite is the Clear Proof Deep-Cleansing Charcoal Mask. It contains activated charcoal, rosemary, honeysuckle and peppermint to draw out impurities and rejuvenate the complexion.
The Moisture Renewing Gel Mask deeply hydrates rough flaky skin and you can leave it on overnight. It can be a bit tedious to rinse off but I love the supple finish. My face feels great for days!
A good eye makeup remover is definitely a beauty essential, especially when you wear a lot of eyeliner, mascara and waterproof products like I do. The Oil-Free Makeup Remover ($21) is one of the best I’ve ever used! The gentle, non-irritating formula eliminates the most stubborn makeup in a few quick swipes – no tugging or fussing.
Try it with the soft reusable facial pads ($16) that come with a mesh bag you can toss in the washing machine.
Skincare is a head-to-toe commitment so I’ve stocked up on the Satin Body Waterlily Shea Scrub ($24) and Indulgent Whipped Shea Cream ($28). They smell incredible and pamper my entire body.
The Hand Cream Minis make great stocking stuffers! This cute set comes with 3 indulgent scents – Pink Freesia, Peach Gardenia and Citrus Fields. They all have a light perfume fragrance and a hydrating formula.
Last but not least – a daily Multivitamin ($30) because healthy skin starts from within. This superfood blend of botanical extracts contains the antioxidant equivalent of one serving of fruit and vegetables to reduce fatigue and support normal body functions.
These great products are all available online at marykay.ca