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October 3, 2014

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I swear my blog is filled with moisturizer and skin care products that you can pick and choose from, but with my sensitive skin I’m always on the hunt for a product that will offer me great moisture while still giving me the anti-aging benefits needed to look younger.  A good anti-aging moisturizer is always a great addition to my skin care regimen and I am on the prowl to find one that I am in love with.

Miracalis

Miracalis Anti-Aging Cream is a thick but smooth moisturizer.  Retailing for $60.00 (on sale right now for $36.00 – 1oz / 30ml) this product offers moisturizing capabilities for you and works especially well for those with extra dry skin.  Since I have severe eczema, I am always worried that a new brand or one I have not heard of before could cause me a flare up.  However, I did not experience any flare ups or sensitivity break outs while using this product – major bonus.

Miracalis

Ingredients:  Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer, Mineral oil, Trideceth-6, Dimethicone, Saccharide Isomerate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyetanol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ubiqinone 50, Squalane, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Aloe Vera Gel, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium EDTA, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Curcurmis sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panax ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Tilia cordata (Linden Tree) Leaf Extract, Tromethamine

This cream is said to rapidly reduce wrinkle depth with case studies that show a decrease of 17% after 15 days of use and up to 32% after 28 days.  I did not notice that my wrinkles have diminished (they are all still there), but I did notice that my skin seemed like it looked plump and my wrinkles were not as deep as they were before using this product.  I also noticed my skin feels quite moisturized and the moisture will last for hours.  While the product is a bit thick, it smooths on and soaks into my skin quickly.  Instantly my skin feels moisturized without causing a greasy feel.

The scent is mild, which I like… I can barely smell anything if at all.   I have applied this cream both as a part of my day (morning) and night moisturizer but I prefer to use it at night.  While it does soak in quickly and I don’t have that greasy feel like I mentioned, for some reason I just feel like it is thicker than I would like to use during the day.  I apply several products to my skin both day and night and this is usually the last thing I apply so during the day – I try to use a lighter moisturizer.

Miracalis

Overall I’m impressed with the moisture my skin gets from this product.  I have noticed my skin feels softer, is plump and some of my fine lines and wrinkles do not seem as deep as before.  While I do believe it is important to invest in your skin care and anti-aging products, I do think that the cost of this little jar when at full price is quite hefty… but if you can purchase it at discount or on sale, it’s definitely worth it.

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

I am pretty behind in sharing my monthly favorites.  Sadly I actually filmed a video for August favorites, uploaded it to YouTube and never got around to sharing it… so I decided I would delete it.  Honestly, do you know how many times that happens… I have so many videos I upload without release and realize 2 months or more later that the information I talked about or my thoughts on the subject are no longer accurate. lol Oh well, C’est la vie!  You can consider this my September Favorites… but it’s really a combination of products that I’ve been liking lately.  Without further adieu, let’s get busy. lol

Current favorites 2014

Don’t you just love it when you were busy trying out new products in the month that you have a laundry load of items to discuss?  Yup, that was me the last few months.  Check out my video embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

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current favorites 2014The products mentioned in the video that are included in current favorites are:

  • Favorite Song -Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
  • Favorite Apps – Seahorse App and Trello
  • Favorite Food – Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Salted Caramel Latte, Nestle Crunch Limited Edition Girl Scout Cookie Candy Bars.  (Check out the boys and I as we discuss our first impressions and taste tests of these goodies in this video.)
  • Favorite Hair Products – DermOrganic Leave-In Spray Therapy with Argan Oil
  • Favorite Makeup Palettes – Lorac Pro2 and Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
  • Favorite Face products – Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream, Benefit Hoola Bronzer and Wet n Wild’s Fergie Centerstage Shimmer Palette in Photo Bomb.
  • Favorite Eyeshadow – MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment
  • Favorite Lip Products – Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rapture, Jordana Easy Liner Lip Liner in Cabaret, NYX Matte Lip Creams in Instanbul and Monte Carlo, J.Cat Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts, L.A. Girls Glazed Lip Paints in Daring.
  • Favorite Mascara – Jordana Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara
  • Favorite Eye Shadow bases – Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige and Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color in Plum

current favorites 2014

Overall I think my current favorites include a combination of past loves and favorites and new ones.  I can’t wait to see what October Favorites looks like.  Hope you’re enjoying your Fall months.

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