by Katrina VanDoran, Makeup Coach
Natural skincare has exploded over the past few years, as people become increasingly aware of all the chemicals they are putting on their skin. The rise in demand for natural skincare products means there is now a better selection of higher quality natural products available, so whether you are a die-hard natural beauty lover or simply want to detoxify your skincare routine, there’s plenty of great options for you.
Regular skincare products often contain potentially harmful chemicals that can be absorbed into your skin, so you should look for products that are formulated with natural ingredients and without chemicals. As there is no regulation about the term natural, you should be aware that even if a brand claims to be natural, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is true.
It is important to check the ingredients of products and watch out for parabens, phthalates, sulphates, and formaldehyde, as well as mineral oil, artificial fragrance, and silicones.
Bren New York Cosmetics super toner cleanser is packed with natural, organic, and safe non-toxic ingredients, such as pomegranate, cucumber and Vitamin C, which are designed to leave skin feeling refreshed and looking radiant. Dermatologists and beauty bloggers rave about Vitamin C serums because Vitamin C is a powerhouse that stimulates collagen production, reduces skin inflammations, and helps reduce the signs of aging. Action C serum uses a fat-soluble form of vitamin C, which is easy to absorb in comparison to water-soluble forms.
I love the Face Lift In A Jar Cream. In testing, I found that you only need a small amount and it absorbs quickly. It felt light on my face, plus it didn’t irritate my sensitive skin. My skin felt tighter and looked brighter almost immediately. It’s expensive, but it’s worth it. Dermstore shoppers give it 5 out of 5 stars, with one reviewer saying, “It is the best cream I’ve used thus far.”
Beauty sleep is not a myth. Your skin repairs itself during the night, and that's when you will get maximum impact from what you put on your skin. However, there are many night creams that actually do more harm than good, as they impede the rejuvenation process.
Our winning product is Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) Face Cream. It enhances your skin’s renewal process, helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone, and increases firmness. It also acts as an exfoliator by removing the top layer of cells so that healthier cells come to the surface, improving skin texture and color, and allowing moisturizers to be absorbed so the skin remains supple. One buyer wrote, “I was skeptical about the less traditional texture but woke up with very silky and firmer skin.”
From beauty tools left over from photo shoots to makeup products sent in promotional PR packages, I've received my fair share of free goodies over the years as an editor. But my absolute biggest weakness? Skincare products. No matter if it's a high-end cream or a drugstore moisturizer — I don't discriminate and love sampling them all to see what works on my skin. And while it's always fun trying out different products and new-to-me brands, there are some products that are just so good, I need to re-up as soon as I've reached that very last drop. This time using my own money of course. I have found that the Bren New York Skincare products have met all of my hopes and expectations.