SKINCARE: NEED IT OR NOT?

Posted by STETSON CREATIVE Thursday, September 16, 2010

Now that we are finishing up fashion week, I am finishing up my Fall it lists... from Dior to Clinique...some we can't live without..and others should remain on the wish list.

CLARISONIC Mia $149 - Clarisonic www.clarisonic.com
A smaller, travel-sized version of the classic Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System, it boasts sonic technology, with vibrations at more than 300 times per second, whisking away makeup, dirt and debris, with gentle exfoliation while helping to tighten and brighten the skin.


VERDICT: WANT!
While users of the Clarisonic system swear by it, and the sonic technology is scientifically proven to help skin, at over $100, this is an item you can probably live without...at least until your holiday bonus!

PHILOSOPHY Purity Cleansing Towlettes $20 - Philosophy Skincare www.philosophy.com
Everything you know and love about the Purity Made Simple cleanser in a mess-free, travel-friendly towelette.  Formulated without parabens, sulfates, fragrance, and dye to remove dirt and makeup, leaving skin clean and refreshed.

VERDICT: NEED!
As a makeup artist, I am a huge fan of cleansing wipes of any kind for their easy use on-the-go, and these wipes really leave skin soft and clean without over drying, and with 45 wipes for $20, they are a good buy at under $.50 each!

BOSCIA Luminizing Black Mask $34 - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com
The innovation in this product is the dramatic "peel-off" technique.  After this literally BLACK mask dries, you peel it off, removing dirt and impurities with it.  With powerful antioxidants, your skin is left feeling smooth, and pore appearance minimized, plus the ingredients are all natural!

VERDICT: NEED!
I have tried every mask under the sun, and this one really works.  As you peel off the mask, you can really feel the dirt pulling away with it.  Also great if you have oily or acne prone skin to help keep pores clear!

DIOR New Skincare with Peony Extract $32-$38 Each - Sephora Stores www.sephora.com
While Dior's makeup has a reputation for quality, they are relatively new to the skincare business, with several lines available including cleansing milks, toners, and exfoliation scrubs.

VERDICT: WANT!
Stick with what already works, with Dior not boasting any groundbreaking ingredients or antioxidants, you can find more effective skincare for the price.

CLINIQUE Repairwear Laser Focus Damage Corrector $44.50 - Clinique www.clinique.com
With scientifically proven results showing a 63% reduction in fine lines and sun spots, the results are similar to that of a dermatological laser peel, while boosting collagen and repairing cellular structure after 12 weeks of use.

VERDICT: NEED!
After damaging your skin all summer, this is the perfect fall antidote, which will help to reverse the this (and previous) summers' damage.

KATE SOMERVILLE Neck Tissue Repair Cream $150 - Kate Somerville www.katesomerville.com
The neck is often an area that gets forgotten in many individuals' beauty regimen, but is an area that needs attention just as much as the face.  With Peptide K8, this sup-moisturizing formula smooths wrinkles and increases firmness.

VERDICT: WANT!
While Kate Somerville's legendary brand has one of the highest success rates of any skincare line on the market today, the $150 price tag will prove this to be an investment that you better hold off on unless your neck area is in dire need of help!

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