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.

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C

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I have a very large collection of face serums. Why? Because I LOVE switching off all the time depending on how my skin is acting. Serums are a great way to nourish the skin without the heavy feel of a cream or lotion. I was excited to try OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C because my skin has been misbehaving lately; having bouts of acne and dry patches all the same time. Fun times!

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C is a botanically derived lightweight hydrating serum that utilizes the power of hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin by locking in water into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is know to hold up to 1000 times in weight in water, plumping the skin and fighting the early signs of aging as well as inflammation. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also increases collagen production which also helps in combating premature aging. Not only does it increase collagen production but also works to lighten hyperpigmentation (dark spots caused by scarred acne or sun damage). It’s a great combination of ingredients for anti-aging while keeping the skin hydrated which is so important for many reasons.

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This serum has very light scent from the ingredients. There is no perfume but something in there gives off a scent, not sure what it is but it goes away after applying it. The consistency is thicker than water but not quite gel like and I suspect its the ingredient hydroxyetheyl cellulose that thickens it up a bit.  I like that it’s a bit thicker and can be spread over the skin easily. Watery type serums tend to fall between my skin fingers and I end up rubbing my entire hand front and back on my face to get it all on there!

OZ Naturals made a great serum that absorbs completely and takes no waiting time to apply makeup right over it. I usually apply a moisturizer like Cereve on top of it, but sometimes I skip the extra step and go straight to the foundation.

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The bottle is decent size, I don’t usually see them get much bigger than the typical 1 fl oz but should last you through a couple of months with daily use.  You can purchase OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C on Amazon or their direct website.

To find out more about this brand you can visit them on their website, Facebook or Instagram for updates!