I have notoriously sensitive facial skin and am always searching for the next best solution to my winter woes. Thankfully, I recently came across Lara Beauty, a great fragrance-free skincare collection catered towards those with sensitive skin.
The collection combines natural ingredients with anti-aging compounds to create powerhouse products that aren’t abrasive or damaging. As a girl who has gotten more reactions than results from many name-brand lotions, I was eager to find out if Lara Beauty lived up to its name.
Toners have always been especially damaging for me and I used to go to bed with red blotches and painful stinging after my daily cleansing ritual– not an ideal beauty regimen! Lara’s Revitalizing Daily Toner is the first toner that I continue to use and didn’t leave me wincing when I applied it to my face.
My skin was left perfectly prepped for Step 2: Lara’s Anti-Aging Daily Therapy for Sensitive Skin. This moisturizer was thicker than I expected, but it absorbed easily and after about two weeks of use I noticed a very real difference in my normally-dull skin’s radiance.
I’m so happy to find a product that doesn’t irritate my winter skin (and it doesn’t hurt to throw a little anti-aging protection in there, either!) Visit Lara Beauty to learn more about the collection. Have you used any of their products?
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So ladies, a lot of us love our ginormous purses.Â Â What’s not to love…we can load them up with all those things we think that we “need” to carry around on a regular basis, they’reÂ our fashionable security blanket.Â But the days of lugging around everything but the kitchen sink in our purses seem to be coming to a very sad end.Â It seems as though everyÂ fashion magazine I flip through lately has been featuring a much less compact version of our favorite everyday suitcases.Â These “new, fashionable” purses seem barely capable of holdingÂ a respectably sized makeup bag much lessÂ my fold up flats in a bag, magazine, snacks, bottled water and change of clothes…Â It looks as ifÂ it’s about time to downsize and what better way to start the processÂ than by trimming my beauty products.
Although I knew I might face a few anxiety provoking moments while undergoing the trimming process, I was very unprepared for just how much trimming would be required to make the fit…no wonder we couldn’t find my younger brother, he was squatting at the bottom of my super sized hobo! The process was going to be tougher than I thought, but thankfully I had one product that made the process less painful, My Smith & Vandiver Â Aromatherapaes All-Over Balms.Â The balms come in a .5 ounce very easy to carry stick (very lip balm like) and are available in two aromatherapy blends; Sweet Orange and Vanilla for REFRESHING Moisture and Neroli and Lavender for SOOTHING Moisture.Â Besides smelling great, not too heavy or cloying, but more natural and being the perfect size to fit into any sized purse and easy to carry, the balms are very moisturizing.Â I use it on my hands, cuticles, lips sometimes, heels of my feet (especially on airplanes), to smooth flyawaysÂ …I use it just about everywhere and it works great on just about every part of the body.
I don’t know if it was the knowledge that I had an all over moisturizing product that would fit in my new teeny purse that erased my anxiety, or if it was the Neroli and Lavender essential oils in the Soothing Moisture Balm.Â Either way, the balm works great, smells great and can give me energy when I need it or relax me when I need it…fashion can be as fickle as it wants to be…carrying around my Aromatherapaes All-Over Balms shall remain a constant.