Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex

Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activing Complex review by iliketotalkblogA Better Hyaluronic Acid

A great skincare routine can help maintain the health of your skin, keeping your complexion clear, bright and youthful. Sticking to a regimen that suites your skin type can make or break how your skin looks. We all know those days when we slack on drinking water or washing our makeup off after a long, tiring day –because it shows the very next day!  Now that I’m in my mid-thirties I’m much better about taking care of my skin and paying attention to what it needs, which is a cleansing exfoliator, treatments such as serums, moisturization and protection.

While each step is just as important as the next, I really take pride in the treatments I chose for my skin, which usually include a hyaluronic acid serum, a vitamin C serum, and retinol. Recently, I was given an opportunity from Jan Marini Skin Research to try their HYLA3D HA Activating Complex, which treats the visible signs of aging in three different ways.

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This isn’t just any regular hyaluronic acid serum. HYLA3D Activating Complex utilizes a high tech formula that includes different forms of hyaluronic acid that reach deep into the layers of the skin, boosters that enhance HA’s abilities to plump the skin from within, and peptides along with antioxidants that help rebuild collagen and elastin to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. With all three aspects of this serum working together, the skin’s moisturization levels improve, plumping the skin to it’s most youthful appearance. Can we say, hollaaaa!!!

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It’s recommended to use both morning and night on the face and neck. One good pump of this golden serum will do the trick after cleansing and exfoliating when the skin will accept treatments the best. Then follow with either your daytime moisturizer/SPF or night time cream.

I love that this goes beyond what a normal hyaluronic acid serum would do, by including the benefits of peptides and antioxidants. I’ve never included peptides in my routine before but now understand why I should have been using them from the start! I’ve always seen this brand in NewBeauty before, but never realized how much I needed them in my life until I started using this serum. I’d really love to try this with one of their full skincare systems to maximize the results I am looking for.

To find out more about Jan Marini products you can visit their website or stay connected through their Facebook or Instagram pages. Jan Marini is holding a amazing spring event during the month of May where you can win prizes and gain access to special promotions. Don’t pass up this chance to get in on the Jan Marini goodness!  Locate a Spring Renewal National Event and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes by clicking here.

J.F Lazartigue : Anti-Aging Hair Care

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J.F Lazartigue is one of those brands that continue to circle back into my life over the years and for good reason – their product has never failed to impress. I’ve tried many of their products from their orchid shine shampoo, to their amazing soy milk strengthening line, their luxe Essential duo, and even their hair color and hair loss products! I always end up going back to their soy milk line which literally transforms my long, fine hair but recently I was invited to sample their newest product line, The Ultra-Regenerating Anti-Aging line.

J.F Lazartigue is one of the first hair care lines that utilizes skincare ingredients in each of their products. Each product was carefully formulated to repair, protect and improve the look and feel of your hair with each wash. Their latest anti-aging line harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid, collagen and keratin to nourish mature hair while fighting the signs of oxidation.

The Ultra-Regenerating Anti-Aging line consists of three products, a hair mask, a washing cream and conditioner — all recommended to be used together for it’s complimentary benefits.

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With most any other brand, I would use a hair mask as the last step in the shower, but with J.F Lazartigue there is a different approach. The Ultra-Regenerating Mask is to be use first and allowed to sit on the hair and scalp for a good 30 minutes. I usually apply the mask and then take my time laying out all my after shower products and what I plan to wear after during this time. This mask works to strengthen hair and by plumping and filling it in any weak areas with hyaluronic acid, keratin and collagen.

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I think follow with Ultra Regenerating Washing Creme and finish with the Ultra Regenerating Conditioner. Each step of this system works to build on the previous by strengthening the hair from the inside out. I think the mask does a phenomenal job on it’s own, but like to use the full treatment for best results. There’s no other way to put it — my hair feels awesome after using all three products. It feels thick, smooth, and healthy.

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The J.F Lazartigue Ultra Regenerating line is an investment in your hair. Much like how you would invest in good skincare, good hair care products make a difference in the look and feel of your hair. Think about what your hair goes through on a daily basis – heat styling? Environmental pollution? Breakage from pony holders? Why not treat your hair to a little TLC?

You can find J.F Lazartigue products online or at boutique beauty supply locations. To find out more about the brand, you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil

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Matte Lipsticks without the dry, chapped lip look is what we’ve all been searching for since the trend popped up once again — and NUDESTIX hit the mark with their Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils . If you aren’t familiar with the brand, it’s time to get acquainted with this easy to use, cruelty-free brand that makes makeup so simple and fun with it’s multi purpose pencils for eyes, lips and face.

NUDESTIX Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencils come in eight waterproof (and kiss proof colors) that go on like velvet and claim to last up to 6 hours without fading. They all come in their cute, on-the-go mirrored tin that stores a couple of pencils in your purse or bag for easy touch ups.  

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As with most matte lip colors, it’s recommended to buff your lips before applying so you get a smooth, long-lasting look so I made sure to gently exfoliate with some shea butter and a toothbrush so they were prepped and ready for color. Before coloring in my lips, I primed them with NUDESTIX’s Blur Pencil, a multi-tasking pencil that minimizes pores, fine lines, and prevents feathering of color on the lips. This invisible pencil uses Hyaluronic acid spheres penetrate the skin and plump while Vitamin C and E soothe — all things my lips could appreciate.(Along with my forehead which has some lines I’d like to hide)

I was able to try two colors from the Intense Lip + Cheek line, Belle (listed as a plum nude but leans toward a peachy color for me) and Raven ( described as a deep red on the Sephora site, but best described as a wine red on my lips).

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I found the blur pencil allowed me to easily switch between colors without staining the lips and allowed the color to apply smoothly.  The lip pencils went on like velvet, no tugging or pulling and didn’t zap the moisture from my already chapped-prone lips. I did not test the pencils as cheek color because I prefer a pressed powder for that and I would be afraid of not blending the pencil properly on my cheeks.

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You can find NUDESTIX products available at Sephora and online at Beautylish.com.  Each Intense Matte Lip +Cheek pencil retails for $24 each which is reasonable when you account for its multipurpose abilities as well as how long the product lasts. To find out more about NUDESTIX and their awesome products you can visit their website or follow them on Instagram!

Want to see more reviews I did on NUDESTIX products? You can see them here, here and here.