Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum

Jan Marini C Esta Serum review by iliketotalkblogThere is no doubt that I’m seriously invested in finding the best skincare products for my skin. I frequently read other people’s reviews and try and test out several different things to find the perfect combo that suits my needs. What I find I need is frequent exfoliation, cleansers I can use 2-3 times a day, a hydrating serum, a reparative serum, and a good moisturizer.  I’ve already had the pleasure of trying out Jan Marini’s Hyla 3D Serum which gives my skin the boost of moisture it needs, but I was on the hunt for something the was reparative and could strengthen my skin from the inside out. Luckily, Jan Marini’s C-ESTA Serum was made available to me and I’ve been loving every drop of it.

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I’ve always known and been a fan of topical vitamin C. Vitamin C works as a antioxidant to fight free radical damage, improve collagen synthesis, and can have a brightening effect on the skin. It’s a all-in-one wonder cocktail that truly fights all signs of aging in one. What makes C-ESTA Serum different though is the addition of DMAE, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins B5 and E.  DMAE is a skin-firming agent that has anti-inflammatory properties to it. It fends off wrinkles, improves elasticity and generally sounds like the sister to Vitamin C in my book.  I found out that our brain actually MAKES some of this stuff in small quantities. How cool is that?

Hyaluronic Acid is my jam. It’s the first thing I always want to put on my skin so it’s nice this serum already has it in there. Vitamin B5 is also known as pantothenic acid helps keep that much needed moisture in the skin where it belongs, and helps with the skin healing process. Vitamin E is a well known antioxidant that blocks free radical damage and improves moisture levels of the skin.

Jan Marini C Esta Serum review by iliketotalkblog

Because this is a luxury skincare product for me, I appreciate that a single pump works for the entire face. I give the bottle a good shake (as directed) and apply after washing my face. I do feel that there is some sort of granular feel to it at first, but it disappears as I massage it into my skin. I have a few acne marks that dry over and often scar immediately after, but I think they are healing faster and leaving less of a mark behind since using this serum. Since it’s only been a few weeks I can only imagine what a significant amount of time with this product can achieve.

I really should remember to use this all over my neck as well, but I generally reach just beyond the jaw line and stop. This stuff is so good I need to make it last! At the same time — I don’t want my neck and chest to look older than my face. Dilemmas, dilemmas.

You can purchase Jan Marini products through their website and through select skincare professionals. To find out more about this cruelty free brand, you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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Great Gift Ideas From Lather

lather holiday gift guide iliketotalkblogiliketotalkalot iliketotalkblog reviewWith the holiday season upon us, it’s time to start searching for fabulous gifts for all your loved ones. I know there’s one store that I can basically cover half of the people on my list with and that’s LATHER. LATHER specializes in creating products using high quality, natural ingredients that appeal to those living healthy or holistic lifestyles.  Along with hair, skin, and bath and body products, they also have an array of aromatherapy items that soothe the senses and calm the mind like candles, oils and balms. I know you can even make custom aromatherapy products in store at some locations! How awesome is that?!

Let’s take a look at some of the great gifts available from LATHER this holiday season and see what you may need to pick up for friends (and maybe an extra for yourself).

lather soap and candle stocking stuffer iliketotalkblogSoap & Candle Stocking Stuffer – $18 each

Perfect for just about anyone on your list and doesn’t break the bank coming in at under $20. These cute stocking stuffer sets include one of LATHER’s naturally moisturizing olive soap bars and an 100% soy wax aromatherapy candle that smells delish (comes in mint, vanilla, lavender and lemongrass). I already have these candles placed throughout my house because my husband and I love them so much, but now I can share the love with my friends too!  

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Vanilla Bath Fizz Combo – $18 per set

I think we all know someone who could use a nice, relaxing bath, so why not treat them to some Vanilla infused bath bombs? The vanilla tonka scent helps us unwind while the mineral effervescents soothe sore muscles while leaving skin deeply moisturized with the help of jojoba, coconut and sweet almond oil. These are a new favorite of mine and are much needed at the end of the day chasing a baby around the house.

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Sugar Plum Kisses – $15

Dry, peeling lips have got to be one of the more uncomfortable and common things we all deal with when dry cold weather starts to hit. And if you are a lipstick wearer it only gets worse. I know I start to become more self-conscious about how it looks and begin reaching for lip balms more often. The best way to get those lips back in shape is to exfoliate and moisturize.  The delicious combo uses sugar cane and plum seed oil to buff that kisser back into shape, while the conditioning lip balm keep your lips soft and moisturized. I love this balm because it has just a hint of color to it – nothing crazy, just a “your lips but better” look that works for all.

lather sugar plum kisses iliketotalkblogAll of these items are available online but you can also pick them up in person at one of their locations in Pasadena, CA, Scottsdale, AZ, Atlanta, GA or Fairfax, VA.  The gift ideas don’t stop here though– I guarantee you’ll find more for every man and woman in your life. Think shave kits, minty cooling shampoos and conditioners, loofah’s and delectable body creams and scrubs.

To find out more about LATHER, you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t forget to sign up for their email blasts, they offer good discounts and free shipping all the time — but you gotta stay in the loop to snag the deal!