K Beauty From Caprice Clinical

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogBeing that I get introduced to so many different beauty products out there, it’s surprising I haven’t tried much from the K Beauty (Korean Beauty) market. I remember when BB Creams started to gain momentum here in the U.S, and trying a few brands I heard about, but I never ventured past that single product into the world of their innovative skincare. K Beauty is known to have some of the most advanced formulas in the world, creating products that are effective and appeal to the senses. Seeing that there wasn’t enough effective options out there, Caprice Clinical brought the best in K Beauty to offer by bringing Thelavicos to the states.

Available exclusively online and through professional skincare therapy providers, Thelavicos offers the very best in clinical skincare with a very luxurious feel. If you’ve ever been to a derm or med spa, you know they can be super picky about what they promote — so having Thelavicos chosen as something an office will carry gives it some extra weight in my book.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on two of their products to see what makes them different from the rest. The Thelavicos Nutrition HydroGel Mask and the BioRepair Wrinkle Eye Cream ended up on my doorstep a couple weeks ago and I’ve tried them both out and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys.

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First up was the Nutrition HydroGel Mask. To be honest, I’m usually a bigger fan for masks you apply with brush or your fingers. Sheet masks don’t always fit well and you have to worry if it’ll stay on for the recommended time for it to do it’s work. I will say that this mask fit WAY better than most because it comes in two pieces, and it’s made of a pliable hydrogel material instead of flimsy paper. Because of the durability of the mask, the packaging suggests you can use it up to two times, by carefully placing it back in the pouch and then sealing in a large ziplock to avoid it drying out. This mask is extra juicy! Not only is the gel soaked with “the good stuff”, there is ample amount left in the pouch to give you that second mask time and then some. I was able to squeeze out the remnants and use on extra parts (neck, hands) a couple of times. The mask promises to give you that refreshed, hydrated and plumped look we all live for — and I can say that it 100% left my skin looking and feeling better after using it. After taking off the mask I could immediately notice that those fine lines on under my eyes and on the high points of my cheekbones were flattened out and hydrated. I have deep lines on my forehead and while it didn’t make those disappear, my skin looked incredibly healthy. I’m not familiar with the key ingredients in this mask, but they definitely do something for my skin. Soybean Ferment Extract, Niacinamide, Palmotoyl Tripeptide and Red Ginseng are just a few of the powerhouse ingredients in this mask. Final verdict. This is MUST TRY. You definitely notice a difference when you take of the mask and you will want to use every drop of that liquid gold on your skin because it works!

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogNext up was the BioRepair Wrinkle Eye Cream. I will confess that I usually forget eye cream. I put on so many other serums and things that eye cream usually falls to the wayside. But being that the mask worked so well for me I was a little more than intrigued to try out the eye cream. This cream promises to fight wrinkles, offer a brightening effect and firm up the delicate skin around the eye area. The ingredient deck lists some things that I was curious to look up, so I thought I would share with you guys what I found out.  Edelweiss flower — known as one of the best natural anti-aging ingredients out there and works as an antioxidant, skin plumper and moisturizer.  Snow Lotus extract works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that nourishes tired skin (hello, new mom under-eye-bags!!), and Soybean Ferment Extract which is nutrient dense component that soothes and replenishes the skin.

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogI used this cream morning and night — not even using a full pump – more like half a pump for both eyes and found that it absorbed rather quickly and did not interfere with foundation or concealer. Sometimes creams will break down you makeup and you’ll have those creases of excess makeup under your eyes –well, not with this cream. Verdict: definitely a useful product if you remember to actually use eye cream. I hope I will remember now!

Caprice Clinical Thelavicos review by iliketotalkblogCaprice Clinical offers a few other products from Thelavicos, such as their Enzyme Washing Powder, Nutrition Cream, Whitening Vitamin C Serum, and their Most Active Skincare Set.  To find out more about Thelavicos, you can visit the website for more information. You can also follow them on Instagram or Facebook for updates.

Jan Marini Hyla3D HA Activating Complex

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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.

5 Foods That Give You Beautiful Skin

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Have you heard the saying, you are what you eat?  There is some serious truth to that statement.  Eating vitamin and antioxidant rich foods can help fuel the body, allowing normal processes to function at a high level while processed, fatty foods can cause you to feel sluggish, tired, and leave you always craving more.  Lets take a look as some foods that are good for you and will give you the best skin of your life.

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Honey.  While we usually hear that sugar laden foods are bad for our skin, honey is actually quite good.  Honey generates hydrogen peroxide which fights infection (like acne), while acting as a humectant to draw moisture into the skin keeping it moisturized. Raw Manuka honey is able to generate hydrogen peroxide as well as other antibacterial components such as methylglyoxal that help clear the complexion.  Be sure to look for brands that show a UMF (unique manuka factor) rating of 10+ or higher to reap the benefits of this useful honey.  

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Eggs.  Eggs are loaded with a wide variety of constituents that help promote beautiful.healthy skin and nails. They contain a high level of vitamin A which helps skin repair itself, while biotin (a b-complex vitamin) plays a key role in hormone and nerve function. Not having enough biotin in your system leads to hair loss and skin problems like acne rashes and psoriasis. Eggs also serve as  a large source of proteins which help our skin continue with the rebuild & renew process.  Without proteins and amino acids collagen and elastin would not form.  

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Blueberries.  Considered one of the best sources of antioxidant activity by the U.S department of Agriculture, blueberries will help fight off free radicals which accelerate the aging process.  They also contain vitamin C which is known to increase collagen production for plump, youthful skin. Just a half a cup is a good amount to incorporate into your diet so toss some in some oatmeal or in a baggie and head out the door.

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Salmon. The wild type and not farm raised is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids that you can include in your diet.  Omegas are healthy fats that do wonders for the heart, joints and skin.  So while omegas improve skin suppleness and moisture levels, salmon also contains carotenoids that fight fine lines by improving elasticity. Why wild instead of farm raised?   Farm raised runs the risk of having more contaminants and may, I repeat MAY have antibiotics based on where the fish was sourced.

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Tomatoes.  Tomatoes are a great source of lycopene which is a type of carotenoid.  Lycopene and Carotenoids are antioxidants that not only fight the signs of aging, but help impart the healthy color in our skin.  That orange and red color you see in vegetables come from carotenoids helps boost up the “glow” in our skin by being stored in the fat just underneath the skin. Lycopene is also thought to have a role in preventing cancer so whether you throw some cherry tomatoes in a salad, or make a yummy marinara sauce, be sure to get some tomatoes into your diet.

There are a ton of highly nutritive foods out there that can improve your overall health and lead to great skin so don’t stop with this list.  This is just a starting point to jump off from.  What foods do you know have additional benefits to them?  Share in the comments below.