Either I am not accepting of the fact that I am aging in my early-thirties, or denying the aftermath of raising two young little boys, but I have been feeling very 'blah' about the appearance of my skin. The pregnancy glow that I had when I was pregnant with both boys has dimly faded. Dark circles have permanently resided under my eyes, and any drop of moisture wicks off my face. What happened here? I have never had to work so hard to get supple skin until I hit the age of 33. And since then, I have actively implemented changes to my skincare routine: 1) cleansing my face at night 2) buffing my skin with the Clarisonic Mia 2. 3) testing out new moisturizers. While I do love my Clarisonic, it's not an option for me to use daily, since sloughing off layers of my face caused major hypersensitivity.
I recently heard fantastic things about Josie Maran Cosmetics -- a line that is 100% organic and argan oil-infused. Since I was a bit skeptical about rubbing argan oil all over my face (and yes, I still don't know what an argan is), I started with the Shimmer and Glow essentials to get a small sampling of the skin and cosmetic line. After a few weeks of applying the oil to my face before bed - I began to see some semblance of my younger skin - seeing less dullness and more moisture! I have to admit...I am a bit obsessed with the entire line. The eyeshadows were the right type of natural I was looking for and the blush stick stays on all day long.
And if the results bode beautiful skin like Josie Maran, it's worth a try, right? While I am still actively looking for the right dark circle treatment...(and recommendations are welcomed), I have highlighted my new favorite products, and some oldies but goodies:
From top left: Josie Maran Illuminizer / Josie Maran Color Stick / Josie Maran Beautiful Eyes Nudes / Josie Maran Argan Oil / Laura Mercier Secret Brighter / Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer / Laura Mercier Secret Concealer / Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick / Bobbi Brown Bone Eye Shadow / Bobbi Brown Mineral Powder
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