A few months ago I wrote a post on my favorite products for Glowing Luminous Skin for Summer and now that the weather has turned cooler, we are heading into Fall/Winter, many people (myself included) have trouble getting their skin adjusted to the transitional season. With the change of weather, the pH balance in our skin changes as well and decreased oil production can lead to our skin becoming confused and irritated. Acne, dullness, red and tired skin are common during transition weather. Today I’m going to share a few of the skincare products and tools that I have been using and testing for a while and showing some of the results as well.
And to further demonstrate the effectiveness of these products, I dare to bare…my face, that is 🙂 Often times, we see photos of beautiful flatlays, super airbrushed or heavily photo-shopped images where no single pore is visible to show how “good” certain products are, but come on, we all know those images are misleading. I’m a 37 year old mom of two, not some skincare model or actress who gets regular facials so nothing says a product is doing its job like a #nofilter #nomakeup close up! To be fair, I do have semi-permanent tinted eyebrows and eyelash extensions because I’m lazy and don’t want to apply daily makeup. As always, I wouldn’t recommend or review a product until I have personally used it for an extended period of time, so these products I’m recommending today have been through the “Sheree Test”.
If you are not familiar with the Korean skincare scene, here is a crash course. AmorePacific is basically the Korean version of Estee Lauder Corporation, a South Korean beauty and cosmetics conglomerate, AmorePacific owns and operates 33 health, beauty, and personal care brands including Lolita Lempicka, Sulwhasoo, IOPE, Laneige, Etude House, innisfree and more. Founded in 1945, it is the world’s 14th largest cosmetics company today. The AmorePacific Time Response Skin Renewal Ampoule is part of their TIME RESPONSE line and is an intensive 4-week anti-aging program that utilizes their Advanced TIME REPSONSE Complex™‚ consisting of Green Tea Stem Cell, Green Tea Polyphenol EGCG, and Green Tea Saponin to improve the appearance of radiant, firm and smooth skin.
Each ampoule set comes with 4 individual viles that are air tight sealed to ensure the freshness and integrity of the product. It is also in a brown bottle because exposure to sunlight would compromise the quality of the ingredients. You simply mix each bottle before usage and toss the bottle after emptying the content. At the steep price tag of $550 for the 4 week regimen, this is not your daily routine. Consider this ampoule a luxury splurge before a special event like weddings or after a taxing trip that throws your hormones out of whack and you need emergency relief. The result is well worth the price because after just 2 weeks of use, my skin felt like cashmere, my pores minimized and fine lines aren’t as noticeable.
A long time fan of La Mer, I have pretty much tried almost all of the skincare products and my regular readers may have seen some of them reviewed in the past. The Concentrate is best known as a soothing savior to irritated skin, it complements skin’s natural healing process with the restorative power of the sea. Designed to soothe visible irritation, redness, rosacea or severe acne discomfort, it can also calm the skin that has been through extreme sun exposure, cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments. It is infused with a high dosage of concentrated Miracle Broth™ which is the heart of La Mer’s renown transforming power. Irritation appears soothed and dry, fragile skin made strong for a radiant renewal.
I have reviewed the Quasar Baby Blue for acne treatments in my previous skincare review. The The Baby Quasar PLUS is its sister product and is the most advanced anti-wrinkle beauty tool available for home use that target wrinkles, fine lines, and skin laxity with powerful and safe light therapy. The Baby Quasar’s four wavelengths of light penetrate deeply to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin—the building blocks of young, healthy-looking skin, your skin will love the warm and soothing glow that leads to a more youthful look. If you are interested to try either the Blue or Plus, use code pohsmom20 for 20% off all orders over $99! It will expire November 11th so order at www.babyquasar.com before time runs out.
To begin the eight week initial program, I apply gently the Quasar to the skin for three minutes in areas of concern which would be my forehead and move slowly to evenly distribute the light. The Baby Quasar PLUS turns off automatically after three minutes. It is painless, no side effects when used as recommended, 100% natural and dermatologist-recommended, occasional touch up treatment after the initial 8 week session as needed to maintain benefits and Quasar offers a lifetime warranty. Take a look at my forehead without makeup and tell me if you see visible wrinkles 🙂
Do you have smile lines? Deep ones? The ones that tend to crack and get flaky when the weather is dry? If you do, then this is the product you NEED. The Sulwhasoo Microdeep Intensive Filling Cream and Patch Duo is a one two punch to drastically minimize the appearance of smile lines in just 30 days. Hyaluronic acid cones combine with acupressure to hydrate and fill deep lines instantly while potent red ginseng and lotus seeds help stimulate collagen production for long-term results. The box comes with an 0.84oz cream and 10 patch packets with two patches in each.
To start the 30 day program, apply dots of Microdeep Intensive Filling Cream around nose and mouth where fine lines are most prevalent. Pat with your fingers for penetration. Remove the patch from its film, apply on either sides of the mouth, along the smile lines. Use both hands to press the patches down and wait 30 minutes before removing. Use the cream on wrinkles daily. Follow with the patches every 2-3 days on smile lines. I see my smile lines visibly lessen immediately after use (see photo above), and over time, the deeper lines starts to fill in more.
Another one from AmorePacific. This refreshing, yet luxurious anti-aging gel creme helps the skin to achieve the state of optimal smoothness, radiance and tone. The light weight texture formula provides intensive hydration to the skin, making it perfect for those with normal to oily skin. For those who struggle with over productive oil glands during the summer and face the sudden change for fall and tend to break out, this Skin Renewal Gel Cream contains first-harvested green tea water and bamboo sap which keeps the skin moisturized during the day, adding radiance to the skin for a youthful appearance without leaving the skin feeling either greasy or dry.
The La Prairie Line Interception Power Duo targets wrinkles at their inception and helps to smooth them where they have already appeared. Two distinct creams, one for day and one for night fight 3 types of wrinkles: expression lines, sun-induced lines and aging/gravity lines and wrinkles. The Day Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 aims to inhibit the creasing that causes persistent expression lines over time and helps prevent sun-induced lines and wrinkles while the Night cream targets the most pronounced lines, especially the hard-to-smooth vertical lines that come with age and gravity.
Okay, arguably this is not a skincare product, however I have been using the new Digit Collection from Artis Brush for skincare application. You may have heard of Artis Makeup Brush, they are the original oval makeup brushes that you see elite makeup artists and beauty YouTubers use. Inspired by the shape of the human finger, the Artis Brush’s ‘Digit Skincare’ set is designed to evenly and efficiently apply your favorite skincare formulas. They’re fitted with CosmeFibre® SC, a special version of the label’s signature velvety-soft filaments, that are made with a proprietary treatment to distribute creams, emollients and serums uniformly across the skin. Circle 1 and Circle 1R are perfect for focusing on smaller areas of the face, such as acne spots. Apply under eye cream with Oval 4 and use Oval 6 and Oval 8 for moisturizers and night creams
I hope you find this installment of Fall/Winter Transitional Anti-Aging skincare product and tools review useful. You all know that I personally really like sharing great products that I love and trust with all of you as I always get questions about my skincare regime and many compliments of how “young” I look for my age. The products listed in this review are things I use everyday in my skincare routine and many products are either half empty or completely done after I have personally tested it out for at least a month. I will continue to post skincare and beauty product reviews and will be listing them under “BEAUTY” tab so make sure you check out my other skincare product reviews.
**This post contain products gifted items from respective brands, however all opinions and reviews are entirely my own**