Supplements have been a vital part of my daily experience since I was a child. My parents always made sure that my brother and I ate healthy foods while simultaneously believing in the positive benefits of vitamins and herbs to fortify our systems. To this day, I take a myriad of supplements to help support my crazy busy life (mom, two full-time jobs, late nights, early mornings etc.) and appreciate the way in which they build my immunity and keep my energy levels consistent.
My favorite supplement discovery of the past 12 months has been *Hush & Hush Time Capsule (previously reviewed HERE) and, upon greater research, I’ve discoveredeven more benefits of the formulation that I am excited to elaborate upon.
In addition to be an exemplary daily multivitamin, *Hush & Hush Time Capsuleis packed with antioxidants, which have been proven to help protect skin against the adverse effects of blue light. That’s right…the constant that light that emits from our computers, tablets and cell phones is not only stressful to our psyche, but also harmful to our skin. In fact, there are many studies (when you’re ready to do some additional reading, conveniently find them HERE, linked to each ingredient) that reveal that blue light is directly linked with the development of pigmentation on the face and the average American spends more than half their day facing a screen. As much as I would like NOT to be in front of a screen, my livelihood–from writing deadlines to online grading–depends on this interaction and I am sure it’s taking a toll on my skin.
One particularly effective ingredient in *Hush & Hush Time Capsule that is not found in most supplements (I love when there are clearly defined factors that set something apart from its peers) is the tropical fern Polypodium Leuctomos. This antioxidant possess powerful UV-protection capabilities that, when taken orally, helps to mitigate both solar and blue light UV damage on the skin (more evidence on this process can be found HERE). In turn, each time I take Time Capsule, I am giving my face a layer of additional protection from the aging perils of blue light, which gives me peace of mind in light of (pun intended) the interminable amount hours I send on my laptop and cell phone everyday.
It is for these reasons that *Hush & Hush Time Capsulehas become a consistent part of my daily routine for the past six months and I am grateful to have discovered a supplement that meets my needs on a diverse spectrum of levels. Should you wish to try *Hush & Hush Time Capsulefor yourself, I am thrilled to be able to extend a special offer to my Beauty Professor readers…simply enter the code BeautyProfessor at checkout and receive 20% off your order.
Please keep me posted on your thoughts and results…you know I’d love to know!
In terms of topical skincare, the widely respected *Clé de Peau Beauté La Crémehas recently reformulated (this is the eighth incarnation since 1982, indicating the brand’s desire to continually evolve), delivering potent results overnight for firmer, brighter and more lifted skin upon waking. The packaging–which is reminiscent of a multifaceted diamond–is a brilliant harbinger to brilliance of the illustrious formula within.
Rich with Cerafermant Extract, Theanine and Japanese Pearl Shell Extract, this plush cream intends to be the last step in one’s evening skincare routine, encouraging circulation, hydration and repair while the body rests. For the past six nights, I’ve applied the *Clé de Peau Beauté La Crémeafter cleansing and toning and am thrilled by the buoyant, more youthful appearance of my skin in the morning. I will continue to keep this as a mainstay in my evening routine for the next month and will weigh back in on my calibrated long(er)-term results soon.
For eyes, I am over the moon to be testing the revered *Retrouvé Revitalizing Eye Concentrate(also available at Bergdorf Goodman, Olivelaand, in a smaller size at Net-A-Porter). The opulent Retrouvé line in general has been lauded in luxury skincare circles since its launch in 2014 and an industry friend in the know (who has tried nearly everything as I have) recently told me that this is her favorite eye cream to date, making me extremely excited to give it a comprehensive try.
The Vitamin C, E, Retinol Palmitate and Cholesterol Ester-rich formula bathes eyes in lightweight moisture that feels more like a nourishing balm than a cream and it stays in place (read: no migration!) through a night of sleep or a day out and about in the elements. Since testing for the past week, I’ve noticed that the skin surrounding my sleep-deprived eyes appears brighter, smoother and more luminous and it feels softer and healthier than ever before.
Thismonth, BY TERRY–one of my favoritebeauty brands to cover since the earliest days of the blog–released the *BY TERRY V.I.P. Expert Paris by Light Paletteand *BY TERRY V.I.P. Expert Paris by Night Palette. These stunning eye palettes feature a range of silky matte and metallic hues in shades in a combination of warm and cool shades to suit all preferences. Moreover, the palettes contain embossing that is a gorgeous celebration of iconic Paris landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Arch du Triomphe as well as the toast of the beauty world of Paris, Terry de Gunzberg’s signature.
The gilded gold foil and purple packaging is so luxe.
Replete with warm neutrals and a dash of pale rose, the *BY TERRY V.I.P. Expert Paris by Light Paletteis an absolute dream. The matte shades are color-saturated and buttery and the satin hues catch the light with liquid metal allure. Some favorites in this palette (worn in the images that follow) include the incandescent copper, illuminated gold, sparkling champagne and icy baby pink.
As a neutral lover, I am quite taken by this particular assembly of tones and find that the versatile intensity of each of the shades makes it perfect for day and night alike.
Brimming with rich and cool tones, the *BY TERRY V.I.P. Expert Paris by Night Paletteis a smoke show of epic proportions, making a lush and sensual eye incredible easy to achieve. Some stand outs from the palette include the radiant bronze-meets brown, glowing gray-blue, deep satin aubergine and luminous sky blue (worn in the crease and lower lash line in the images at the end of this post).
If you have been in search of a very wearable eye palette with cool tones that don’t lean towards that common violet-rosy pink color story, then this limited-edition wonder is a must.
For a flawless complexion, the new *Jouer Essential High Coverage Concealer Pen(also available at Sephora) really delivers. The emollient and concentrated solid formula (not to be confused with the liquid version reviewed HERE) features a unique triangle shaped tip that assists in application of tiny, hard-to-reach spaces (e.g, corner of nose, orbital area etc.). Designed to impart full coverage in a single pass, this click-dispensed concealer glides on and resists creasing, even after hours of wear. I love that it is a skincare-inspired formula, rife with Hyaluronic Acid, Resveratrol and Vitamin E for skin that looks supple, healthy and decidedly even.
The *Jouer Essential High Coverage Concealer Pencomes in 25 shades to match the fairest to the deepest skin tones (and everything in-between) and, upon swatching the lineup, I have found a befitting match in the light-medium olive beige Honey. This concealer banishes dark circles and blemishes alike, making it a utilitarian formula that’s destined for your face and your makeup bag.
About Jouer Cosmetics Essential High Coverage Concealer Pen
Fresh, flawless skin is just one swipe away with Jouer Cosmetics Essential High Coverage Concealer Pen. The lightweight, non-cakey concealer melts into skin to help brighten dark spots and promote a smoother, more even complexion. The triangle-shaped applicator hugs the curves of the face to easily cover blemishes, dark circles, hyperpigmentation, and redness. Infused with powerful skincare ingredients, it brightens and improves your complexion with a boost of moisture, antioxidants, and anti-aging benefits.
Why It’s Special
Smooth moisture paste technology wraps skin to smooth texture, while a soft-focus effect scatters light to reduce the appearance of wrinkles
The perfect on-the-go concealer melts at body temperature, making touchups with fingertips quick and easy
Unique triangle-shaped applicator allows for coverage of large areas in just one swipe of the long edge, while the tapered edge provides precision to target small blemishes
How to Use
Click once and use the precision tip to reach curves of the face. Apply with the triangle-shaped applicator as needed, using the long edge to cover large areas and the tapered tip to target small blemishes. Warm with fingertips and blend for a natural-looking finish.
Finally, my love of nude lips is no secret and *LAWLESS Satin Luxe Classic Cream Lipstickhas launched eight neutral gems–from the palest beige to a deep chocolate–that compliment every skin tone imaginable. Decadently creamy and full coverage, the formula is rich and hydrating while still feeling notably lightweight and the fact that they exist in a range of nudes makes them marvelous for effortless, everyday looks.
I have found every shade to be extremely wearable, but am partial to the peachy pink Annie, warm nude pink Fawn (worn in the images below) and cool beige pink Wedding Day. The completely clean formula puts my mind at ease (especially when I’m kissing Johannah) and I couldn’t be more thrilled for this stellar addition to the already lovely LAWLESS line up (see my reviews of LAWLESS foundation and other lip products HERE and HERE).
What it is: A satin cream lipstick that is saturated with pigment and made with nurturing oils, waxes, and vitamin E.
Highlighted Ingredients: – Jojoba Oil: Hydrates and nurtures dry, chapped lips. – Candelilla Wax: Helps soften and support lips. – Castor Oil: Helps soothe and condition dry lips.
Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
What Else You Need to Know: This lipstick comes in versatile nudes so everyone can find their perfect neutral shade. They contrast beautifully against a wide range of skin tones and define and contour the lips. This formula is also highly pigmented and free of ingredients we may not want to swallow every day.
Clean at Sephora Clean at Sephora is formulated without a list of over 50 ingredients, including sulfates (SLS and SLES), parabens, phthalates, and more. For the full list, check out the Ingredients tab.
Reformation Emerald Green Mock Neck: Super soft and effortlessly timeless, I suggest sizing up with this cropped sweater (I’m wearing a large) for a look that works so well with high waisted jeans.
Frame Le Original Jeans: I have five pairs of Frame jeans in this cut…high waisted (but comfortable) with a relaxed, straight leg and slightly tapered ankle, they can be dressed up or dow
Nike Air Max 270 Sneakers: Are you tired of seeing me in these sneakers yet? The fact that I wear them so much demonstrates their essential position in my wardrobe and I love that Nike continually releases new color combinations in this model to keep it fresh.
Keeping a watchful eye on baby Johannah…she loves being hands-on with nature.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this post and have become inspired to consider some products–like I have–that will serve you in the long term, proving their worth over months, rather than simply days.
Please let me know what caught your eye!
Good things ahead, including a fresh video tutorial, an office tour (!! a long time coming) and a host of new product procurements…cannot wait to share.
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