I'm starting a new project here on the blog for 2014, and I'm calling it "Favorite Things". Once a month, I'll talk about a couple products in a particular category that I absolutely love, and give away one of those products to my readers. I appreciate every single one of you, and this is my way of repaying the loyalty! This is the very first of the series, enjoy!
My skin suffered hard this winter. I generally don't break out or have issues, but this season I had some serious dry patches. I tried everything - oils, lotions, creams, serums, exfoliating... but those dry patches persisted. My skin was literally cracking, it was so bad!
Fast forward to December, when I flew out to LA to shoot video for Creme of Nature. On set, Kelvin Myers did me a huge HUGE solid - he used Mario Badescu's Seaweed Night Cream on me before applying my makeup. I saw an incredible difference in my skin when I got back to my hotel & washed my face. NO DRY PATCHES! My skin was literally glowing, and the dry patches were completely moisturized, all without leaving an oily residue.
As soon as I got back to Philadelphia, I went to Ulta & got a jar for myself. Paired with Olay Regenerist's At-Home Microdermabrasion & Peel System, my skin has never been better. Completely enamored with Badescu, I went back to Ulta to look at other products in his line & see if there was anything designed to even skin tone. After breaking out on my forehead due to my mini attempt to go natural last year, I've had little dark spots that weren't there before. One of the employees at Ulta helped me to decide on the Glycolic Gel & Whitening Mask to quickly turn over cell growth & lighten my dark spots.
Twice a week I used the Microdermabrasion system to really exfoliate, followed by Seaweed Night Cream.
In the morning, I used the Whitening Mask, followed by another application of Seaweed Night Cream.
On the nights that I didn't use the microdermabrasion kit, I used the Glycolic Gel to give my skin a break, but continue to exfoliate. I saw a drastic reduction in the dark spots, the dry patches have vanished for good, and my face looks brighter - in 5 days!
So now for the fun part - one lucky winner has a chance to win some of the products mentioned here! Simple rules:
- You must be following me on Instagram (@LaurenMechelle).
- Post the below image to your Instagram account with the hashtag #LaurenMechelleFavoriteThings. No need to tag me unless you want to, the hashtag is the important part!
- Your Instagram account cannot be private from 8am - 8pm on February 1, 2014. I can't see private profiles, so your entry won't count.
- The winner has the option of one of the following prizes:
- (1) Olay Regenerist Microdermabrasion Kit
- (1) Full-size Mario Badescu Glycolic Gel + (1) sample size Mario Badescu Whitening Mask + (1) Sample Size Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream
- (1) Full-size Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream + 3 Mario Badescu Samples of your choice. (P.S. Take the Badescu Consultation Quiz to get recommendations based on your skin's needs!)
- Open to US residents, age 16+
- Refer to the form below for ways to increase your chances of winning, and good luck!