Try It, You’ll Light It: Kathy Ireland Skincare by reVive Anti-Aging treatment

What do you get when you take a sci-fi nerd like me and an anti-aging device that looks like something out of Star Wars?
Um, excitement.
And a smidge of cynicism.

Cycnical sci-fan right here. Let's see how this goes...

But in the case of Kathy Ireland Skincare by reVive Anti-Aging treatment ($69), I may want to revisit the scifi-loving kid more than the cynic.

Kathy Ireland Skincare by Revive Light Therapy Anti-Aging Treatment

Sure it looks like a Light Brite and weighs a mere pound or so, but this little guy packs a wallop of a punch when it comes to doing its job. What is it’s job? Well, it’s clinically tested and proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, and improve skin tone, color and texture.

So how did I hear about this force? Well, my friend – we’ll call her Princess Leia – in Las Vegas, kept going on and on about the results she gets every time she uses this. “I can really tell a difference. My skin actually glows and plumps and looks younger.” I told her I’d have to see about that for myself and said, “May the force be with you if it doesn’t work.”

Well, ole Princess Leia knew what she was talkin’ about! I’m already a fan because I tried it last night and I saw instant, glowing results! And it’s easy to use. You just wash and dry your face prior to use and then pretreat face (or selected area) with the Peptide Serum. Turn on the “light saber” (as I choose to call it), apply your safety goggles (those lights are STRONG) and get ready to look younger.

Place the device head within 1/4″ of the skin on the area you wish to great. Leave the light on the treatment area for a minimum of 3 minutes. And there’s no need to do acrobatics with this guy, just hold it in place and let it do its magic. Do this for every area of concern.I, personally, did it while watching The Soup on E!. See, I’m a true multi-tasker – making my face younger with Kathy Ireland Skincare by reVive Anti-Aging treatment, while making my heart younger with laughter, thanks to Joel McHale.

My blackmail picture for sure. If you ever wanted to know how I'd look as a bug in Star Wars, now you know. As, um, as quirky as I may look here, I know that this little light saber will help me in the fight against aging.

Other things I love about it! Um, it’s pretty. And it can be charged either by AA batteries, a power adaptor, or – get how high-tech this is – by attaching it a USB power cord.

Yep, we’re truly in the future here, folks.

Oh, this is good. Really good.

**Note: They also have Kathy Ireland Skincare by reVIve Acne Treatment ($69), which has been proven to reduce acne flareups, kill acne-causing bacteria and prevent blackheads, acne and scarring. You use it the same way as the anti-aging device. And, let’s be real here. You can also use it to zap those pesky little zits and have them go bye-bye!



BF Asks: Which of these light sabers do you wanna try?

Be brave…with L’Oréal Age Perfect Cell Renewal

Yes, be brave…but do so with proper skincare.

Be brave…with L'Oréal Age Perfect Cell Renewal skincare (*graphic print by Charm & Gumption)

And, contrary to what the masses might tell you, “proper skincare” does not necessarily mean expensive skincare.

Especially not when L’Oréal has come out with their Age Perfect Cell Renewal line.

The gold packaging of these products couldn’t be more perfect as these products are truly like gold for your skin. But the price is more like copper as you can get all THREE products in the line for right around $75.

All three products contain LHA (which helps stimulate surface skin cell renewal) and Natecium DHC (a powerful anti-oxidant, which helps protect skin from those pesky free radicals). These ingredients – and the others in these golden products – speed up surface skin cell renewal by enhancing exfoliation, revealing millions of new skin cells each day for more glowing, youthful-looking skin. You’ll instantly see smoother, softer skin and skin that appears more refreshed and vibrant. In 1 month, your skin feels firmer, appears visibly replumped, renewed and full of life. I’ll start with them in the order that you should apply them.

Apply Age Perfect® Cell Renewal Golden Serum ($24.99) day and night on dry skin after cleansing and prior to moisturizer. Along with the two powerful ingredients listed above, it also contains Golden micro-reflectors which illuminate skin to reveal a vibrant, glowing, “lit-within” complexion.

During the day, Age Perfect® Cell Renewal Day Cream SPF 15 ($24.99) has got you covered – both in terms of anti-aging and sunscreen. And it’s rich but not so rich that it’s heavy. Instantly, your skin feels smoother and more supple. Who knew sunscreen could do that?

And as a golden nightcap each night, apply Age Perfect® Cell Renewal Night Cream ($24.99). Your skin will not only be more soft, supple and glowing but will also appear denser within a month – and we all know that thicker skin looks like younger skin!

Lastly, can I also tell you the weirdest l’il tidbit about those last two creams? They taste sweet! Now, listen, I don’t normally go around tasting moisturizers but it’s been so hot here in LA, that tasting them was inevitable. They actually taste like sugar rather than that terrible chemical, medicinal flavor that so many of these products have. While I DO NOT CONDONE EATING BEAUTY PRODUCTS, I just think it’s a fun fact you should know. I, for one, find that this trait makes them excellent to apply prior to a massage (when you’re face down) or on a walk/run when we get a little, um, dewy.

So, be brave as you move toward being the best you you can be.

(*”Be Brave” gold graphic print by Charm & Gumption)


BF Asks: How have you been brave lately?

In My Tub Tuesday with Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads – A BeautyFrosting-approved Hall of Fame product!

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads ($80)

These precious peel pads leave you aaaaannyything but gross! Quite the contrary. They are the #1 thing you can do today to see instant, and lasting, results in your skin tomorrow. Quite a statement, huh? It’s the truth, beauties.

Well, I should start by saying that I don’t actually use these guys in the tub.
I use them right after I get out, after patting my face dry.

I keep them where I keep all my nightly ritual products…right next to my bed.
That way, even if I’m in bed, half-asleep, I can just reach right over and feel responsible about my beauty routine.

Bedtime Beauty with Dr. Gross Peel Pads

Dr. Dennis Gross’s original Alpha Beta peel pads ($80) are one of my all-time favorite ways to efficiently exfoliate and ferociously fight aging.

Paraben/Sulfate/Phthalate-free, this “magical” peel pad product not only diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, but helps complexion problems, balances oil, tones skin, and increases clarity and radiance. Uniquely soothing, it also helps to calm redness, sensitivity and irritation. Plus, its gentle, regular approach can give superior results compared to harsher, less frequent treatments.

Leaving me with skin I am happy to live in:

How do we do it?

The two-step process is easy: simply wipe the face with a pad from Step 1, wait two minutes, then repeat with Step 2.

Peel pads can be used daily but I prefer to use them 2-3 times/week at night. You’ll know what’s right for you. But just remember, be gentle with your skin and try the less is best motto when it comes to highly potent products.

As we know, the secret to youth and beauty does not come from a single ingredient; and, beauties, this product contains over 40, combining five alpha and beta hydroxy acids with retinol, ubiquinone, resveratrol, and a host of antioxidant vitamins and soothing botanicals. Gentle enough for all skin types, it’s vegan, and cruelty-free. Yay!!

How do we know it works?

Because I have used it and loved it for over 6 years with instantly noticeable results! Oh, you need more?

The Alpha Beta® Daily Face Peel provides significant and noticeable improvement in skin’s texture, tone, health, and clarity after just two weeks of use. Results of an independent study* show:

- 70% of women tested noticed a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

- 100% of women tested reported an improvement in skin texture and tone

- 100% of women tested noticed an improvement in skin radiance and glow

- 95% of women reported that they would recommend the products to a friend or family member

- 85% of women tested reported that they were likely to purchase more products from the line So, um, whatcha waitin’ for, beauty?

Get yours by clicking here today:

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel Pads – here

*Results based on an independent study of 20 women, including our regimen of an AM/PM serum and eye care.
BF Asks: What is your favorite exfoliant?
*Originally published on March 27th, 2012