Life is complicated; your skin shouldn’t be.
With so many skin care and beauty products available, it’s hard to know where to start or what to choose for your skin’s needs. Hydrabeauty owners, Holly and Amerie, dish about skin care and beauty products they love and use to help you give your skin the healthy, youthful glow you crave.
The Single Step You Can Take for Healthy, Youthful Looking Skin
If you want your skin to stay youthful, radiant and protected, there is nothing more important than making sunscreen a part of your daily routine. Even in winter months, sun rays can damage the skin, so every season is sunscreen season. As an esthetician with over 20 years of experience, the best way to prevent pre-mature aging and reduce the risk of skin cancer is wearing sunscreen every day! We know this and yet many of us simply don’t DO IT. Why? Many women struggle to find a sunscreen that doesn’t break them out or leave a sticky, greasy feel. Well, that problem is solved with Coola Suncare. Not only does it protect your skin from damaging sun rays, Coola uses organic ingredients that are safe and won’t leave a gooey residue. One of our favorites is Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint Moisturizer. This moisturizer acts as your daytime lotion and provides antioxidants and a protective SPF all in one! Doesn’t get easier than that, right? This sheer, mattifying formula delivers lightweight hydration, helps reduce shine, and gives your skin a fresh-looking hint of coverage perfect for everyday use. And don’t forget those lips! Keep them kissable with Coola Mineral Liplux® SPF 30 Organic Tinted Lip. This ultra creamy lip indulgence has a hint of subtle, rosy color that protects, nourishes and softens lips making those mistletoe moments made so much more memorable!
Holly’s Daily Skin Care Routine
When it comes to caring for your skin, you want to choose a cleanser that cleans and gently exfoliates the skin to prep it to absorb potent serums and nutrients. I mean, why spend all that money on a great anti-aging product if it can’t seep into your skin? Your daily skin care regimen should clean, exfoliate, moisturize and protect your skin. Start with a cleanser that strips away oil without depleting your natural moisture. Next, exfoliate your skin. I’d recommend any product from the G.M. Collin line, but I particularly love and use G.M. Intensive Exfoliating Gel. G.M. Collin Intensive Exfoliating Gel is an intensive exfoliating gel that gently eliminates dead skin cells that clog pores allowing the skin to better absorb creams, concentrates and serums without irritating sensitive skin.
Now that my skin is clean and prepped for nutrients and serums, I apply G.M. Collin Hydramucine Cream with Hyaluronic Acid. This luxurious cream seeps into pores, soothes the senses with an enticing scent and leaves the skin soft, supple, and radiant while restoring your skin to its optimal hydration state. What I love about G.M. Collin products is they are safe and effective, meaning you’ll see real results with regular use.
Next, I apply my very own formulated Hyaluronic Acid Serum daily. Using this serum is like giving your skin a HUGE drink of water! Many of us struggle with dry, dull skin, especially if we live in areas that are dry, like Southern California. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in our bodies, but over time, it diminishes. Our skin craves water and this serum restores your skin’s hydration which over time, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. I finish off my morning skin care routine with Coola Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint Moisturizer for a natural, fresh look.
Amerie’s Daily Skin Care Routine
My skin care routine has to be simple and effective because both time and energy are precious! I start each day with hydrabeauty’s facial cleanser because it’s the only product that leaves my skin feeling ultra clean without drying it out. And it’s super easy to use! If you love creamy cleansers that remove the bad without stripping the good, you’ll love this! Like Holly, I’m also a big fan of G.M. Collins! I’ve tried hundreds of moisturizers but none of them worked as well as G.M. Collins Derm Renewal Cream. Using G.M. Collins Derm Renewal Cream regularly drastically transforms dull, dreary skin to luminously glowing skin. With its exfoliating power, the skin's surface looks and feels smooth and soft while fine lines and wrinkles diminish for a more even complexion. My skin looks and feels better and more youthful today than it did 10 years ago. Now that’s pretty awesome, right?
Amerie’s Love of Beauty!
As a professional hair stylist and trained in Hydrafacial MD, beauty is my thang! I am constantly on the hunt for beauty products that look natural but also give me that “finished” look. My favorite beauty product line is Bobbi Brown. I use Bobbi Brown’s BB Cream SPF 35, a light foundation that offers just the right amount of coverage and contains SPF so I know my skin is protected. This cream comes in lots of shades so it’s much easier to match skin tone for a more natural look. To brighten up my skin during winter months, I use Bobbi Brown Bronzer because Bobbi Brown Bronzers simply give my skin that sun-kissed look I love year-round!
Our eyes are the gateway to our souls so I never leave home without making my eyes pop with color and definition! Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara delivers high drama by creating extremely black, stretched-out lashes in an instant! Plus, the long-wearing formula holds its own against flaking, smudging, sweat and humidity. Bobbi Brown Eye Shadows create radiant looks day or night with a party-perfect eye shadow palette featuring eight shadows in soft to sultry shades and rich matte, metallic and shimmery finishes. Try these at your own risk, because once you do, you’ll never want to go back to other eye products!
Beauty is so much more than how you look! Beauty is about the confidence you exude when you feel good in your own skin. Whether you prefer a natural look or a more dramatic look, the most important part is doing it your way, and starting with a foundation of healthy, hydrated, glowing skin. And with November being the month of #giving, we’ve got a gift for you! Save $50 off when you buy 2 Signature Hydrafacial Treatments. Enjoy a day at our Fallbrook Wellness Spa and recharge your spirit and revitalize your skin! This is a great time to treat yourself and someone you love to some self-care and indulge the senses before the hectic holiday season gets underway.