Beautiful skin doesn’t get much easier
Before I got married, my skincare regimen maxed out at about 8 products-both morning AND night. I was using a professional-grade line called Modus (available at spalook.com), and I didn’t mind spending so much time in the bathroom since I (still, to this day) don’t think my skin ever looked better. But, alas, the wedding came and went, and my priorities shifted away from my complexion to other things. And once I got pregnant I decided that along with the caffeine and alcohol, I was going to try to clean up my skincare act as well.
With my days of harsh acids and chemicals behind me, I’ve tried a slew of new baby-safe natural and organic products. While I’ve been happy with some, many have left me jonesing for the ingredients I can’t pronounce. Then I came across Bieux Skin, and I realized I will be able to make it through the last month and a half of my pregnancy-and with great skin to boot.
Sure the hormones have given me super-thick hair (as well as some dark patches) and the extra weight I’m carrying around has even plumped up my fine lines, but the ingredients in Bieux Skin’s 24 Hour Treatment Moisturizer are working to reverse the signs of aging I already have while preventing new ones from forming.
First, a complex of peptides and proteins boost and protect collagen in the skin, as hematite (a really pretty mineral) supposedly targets the skin’s density and firmness. Then, alpha arbutin (a natural skin brightener) evens out skin tone by minimizing existing spots and preventing the UV damage that causes new ones to form. As if that weren’t enough, the moisturizer also contains a “happy skin” ingredient called roseroot extract that is said to “wellness and sensations of pleasure in the skin.”
We all look better when we feel good about ourselves, right? But hands down, the best part is the patent-pending 24-hour moisturizing technology, which will come in handy once the baby arrives and I have little to no time for myself. $97, sephora.com