Saving our faces can be a struggle for us Boomers. Besides worrying about lines and wrinkles, we have EXTREME moisture issues. Why did all that oil we complained about back in the day have to do a complete vanishing act?
Sure, there're plenty of face creams out there but if your skin is sensitive like mine choosing is complicated. Anything too harsh just brings on breakouts, redness and even more dryness. Not a pretty picture!
One of my favorite, forget-your-worries solutions launched in 2012 comes from Fiafini Skincare. Clinically proven to be safe for all skin types, including seriously sensitive, this 100% natural line protects skin from environmental and free radical damage, dehydration and irritation. It uses the antioxidant power of South African Marula beauty oil (from trees said to be a source of health, healing and nutritional support) to promise anti-aging benefits you can see and feel.
And you just might have a chance to try it yourself (whose feeling lucky?!). We've teamed up with Fiafini to give away this face-saving foursome: Delicate Cleansing Emulsion (4 ounces; $28), Divine Hydration Moisturizer (1.7 ounces; $40), Deluxe Anti-Aging Eye Cream (.5 ounces; $38.50) and new Exceptional Skin Serum (.5 ounces; $38).
Fiafini Skincare uses South African Marula beauty oil (no harsh chemicals) to provide anti-aging benefits you can see and feel without risking irritation. This 100% natural brand is offering one lucky Boomer Babe the chance to win this face-saving foursome (a $144.50 value):
Click "Read More" for details on how to enter. Contest ends Dec. 20!
Delicate Cleansing Emulsion
This lightweight, creamy cleanser quickly dissolves dirt, oil and makeup while protecting against irritation. Nice! Thanks to the inclusion of Marula Oil, it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth; not tight, dry or (worse!) red.
After using the cleanser on and off for several months, I'm impressed. Besides being kind to my complexion, it's wallet-friendly. The largest of the Fiafini family, it comes in a four-ounce bottle that lasts and lasts. (4 ounces; $28)
Divine Hydration Moisturizer
This super hydrator firms, minimizes wrinkles and restores elasticity. Prickly Pear, Avocado and Evening Primrose extracts help soothe and calm redness while reducing environmental stress on the skin. Marula oil and vitamin E fight fine lines and wrinkles.
It took 58 pumps to urge this moisturizer out of the bottle the first go-round, but the effort has more than paid off because I really enjoy using this light lotion morning and night after cleansing. Although made to pour on the moisture, this vegan face saver goes on light and absorbs quickly. It's rich enough to help makeup glide on smoothly but never feels heavy or greasy. Judging from my use, one bottle should last about three months. (1.7 ounces; $40)
This deeply hydrating cream helps refresh, repair and protect the delicate skin around your eyes from environmental damage and signs of aging. It includes:
Now, we're talking. This vegan beauty booster gives one of my biggest problem areas (dark circles run in my family) a lasting lift. I also adore that it helps keep my concealer from settling into the fine lines around my eyes. Maybe that's why it's my favorite of the group. A bottle should carry you about two months. (.5 ounces; $38.50).
Exceptional Skin Serum
A real friend to Boomer skin, the newest member of the Fiafini family is designed to deliver deep hydration while pouring on antioxidant protection. It combines Marula beauty oil with vitamin E, glycerin and potent cell energizers to naturally increase your skin's moisture level.
Luckily, I received this moisture maniac just as my skin took a turn for the worse. Think dry and flaking ... so bad you want to hide from the world. Instead, I started using the Exceptional Skin Serum. It improved the picture instantly by giving my skin a firmer look and helped me say farewell to the flakes in under a week.
This thin serum goes on sheer without any heavy feeling. But when using it for the first time, you may need to practice patience. The pretty red bottle has a pump dispenser similar to the Divine Hydration Moisturizer's that can prove stubborn at first. It took me more than 100 pumps and several sideways looks from Bob, who never knows what to think about my beauty routine, to get things flowing.
When used generously morning and night after cleansing, one bottle lasts about a month. (.5 ounces; $38)
All Fiafini products are free of fragrance, alcohol, mineral oil and all parabens. Plus, they're not tested on animals.
On the Shelf: Available online at Amazon.com, Dermstore.com, Drugstore.com, BeautyBar.com, Bloom.com, JPSelects.com and Fiafini.com as well as in Avery Salons, Sneak Peeq and Apothecarie. For anti-aging tips and the scoop on antioxidants and other ingredients that help turn back the clock, follow Fiafini on Facebook
* This contest is only open to entrants in the 50 United States.
Thank you to Fiafini Skincare for providing free samples for review and testing.Pingates