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When it comes straight from the skincare expert of Loreal and Lancome, and Senior editor of highly valued journals on dermatology and has been on positions in various boards related to education, research, and more, with three Harvard University degrees, a BA from Harvard University, MD from Harvard Medical School, and a Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University, I am referring to Dr. Macrene Alexiades. Dr. Macrene Alexiades had a scientific background and medical experience which helped her formulate highly active, plant-based skincare, to create an all-in-one, toxin-free anti-aging skin care solution.

“I strived to raise the bar in skincare with plant-derived, toxin-free actives, eco-conscious packaging, and proven science. 37 Actives maintain 100% antioxidant activity up to six months after opening the jar and maintains all its actives to three-years after manufacture, while using mainly plant-based preservatives. No other brand goes to the lengths of post-market testing of 37 Actives. Our science is unprecedented.”, Dr. Macrene Alexiades. The 37 Actives skin care collection is free of parabens, phthalates, plastics, sulfates, mica, talc, animal and human-derived ingredients, and propylene glycol; in recyclable glass and paperboard using USDA-certified organic plant-derived ingredients; with post-market testing showing full activity and stability out to three years; and 100% Made in the USA with US-sourced ingredients.

 37 ActivesHigh-Performance Anti-Aging Cleansing Treatment and 37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging & Firming Serum

I have been using the 37 ActivesHigh-Performance Anti-Aging Cleansing Treatment and 37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging & Firming Serum for over two weeks. I know it might be a few weeks and months to come to the conclusion but I have my initial thoughts and impressions which I wanted to share with you guys.

37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging Cleansing Treatment is formulated to cleanse and treat your skin, the 37 Actives Cleansing Treatment is an organically plant-derived cleanser.  It is designed to keep the skin blemish-free, its proven to improve redness, pigmentation, sun damage and wrinkles. The Key Anti-Aging Actives include 

Pentavitin –  100% natural, plant-derived active that ensures deep hydration and generates a moisture reservoir that lasts for 72 hours. Strengthens skin barrier function

Vitamin B7 – Biotin helps to regulate sebum, which controls the skin’s moisture balance

Provitamin B5: Panthenol stabilizes the skin barrier function, reducing the amount of water lost through the skin, and acts as a natural skin healer and protectant. It also offers relief from itchiness and reduces redness

Vitamin B3: Niacinamide increases production of ceramides and fatty acids, two key components of the skin’s outer protective barrier. Helps soothe, moisturize, and even skin tone, reducing the appearance of acne

Glycerin: With wonderful cleansing, emollient, and soothing properties, glycerin acts as a humectant, attracting water to the skin to restore suppleness

Organic Spearmint Extract: Mint contains high levels of salicylic acid which helps loosen dead skin cells to prevent them from clogging pores. Anti-pruritic properties help soothe and calm infected or itchy skin

Organic Peppermint Extract: Known for its anti-acne properties, peppermint is also helpful in increasing blood flow to improve dull skin

 37 ActivesHigh-Performance Anti-Aging Cleansing Treatment and 37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging & Firming Serum

Organic Green Tea: This powerful ingredient has significant antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, with studies suggesting green tea extracts can help prevent ultraviolet radiation damage

Organic Pomegranate: High in vitamins and antioxidants, pomegranate also has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties

Organic Aloe Vera: This desert plant is packed with active compounds that benefit the skin such as mucopolysaccharides, which fight bacteria and help to rebuild new tissue, along with flavonoid antioxidants to protect skin cells from damage

Organic Olive Leaf: Extracted from the leaves of the olive tree, oleuropein is a superb antioxidant for cleansing skin; Proven to reduce reddening of the skin and dehydration as much as 35 percent better than vitamin E

Plant-derived surfactants: Sulfate-free gentle foaming based on shea and cocoa to gently cleanse and nourish

This is a nice second cleanser for evenings and a great first cleanser for the mornings. The texture is creamy and applies well to the skin, it has a mild spearmint scent which is very uplifting. I apply it to damp skin, lather gently, and rinse with lukewarm water. It is gentle, does not irritate, my skin looks and feels pure and clean without being dry or stripped.

 37 ActivesHigh-Performance Anti-Aging Cleansing Treatment and 37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging & Firming Serum

37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging & Firming Serum provides over 37 anti-aging ingredients in one lightweight serum formulation for firming and toning the facial skin. Featuring high concentrations of peptides, hyaluronic acid and anti-pollution and anti-glycation anti-oxidants, 37 Actives serum is designed for those with oily or acne-prone skin who want to fight skin aging. May also be applied on top of your regular cream to areas that need extra tightening such as the eyes, jowls, or to the entire face for extra firming.

Fortified with 37 anti-aging ingredients, including Peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and Organic Coffee Seed, the silky serum absorbs quickly into skin to moisturize and hydrate, whilst delivering toning and tightening properties to reveal a youthful-looking visage.

Antioxidant Resveratrol helps to defend against the damaging effects of pollution and environmental aggressors. It is ideal for acne-prone or oily skin types that are showing signs of aging, you can expect a plump, revitalized complexion with restored bounce and resilience.

Fo my mid-30s combination skin, my first concern is congested acne prone skin, so I have to be very picky for my anti-aging products as they tend to be so rich for my combination skin that they sometimes break me out. When I saw that it is suitable for acne-prone and oily skin types, it made me more interested in testing this out. I apply it twice daily to clean face and around eyes and gently massage into skin until fully absorbed. The product absorbs completely into my skin leaving no residue, there is a natural glow underneath my makeup without looking shiny or greasy. There is no detectable smell to the serum. I did not experience any irritation or breakouts but do notice healthy skin which looks supple and radiant.

37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging Skincare Collection is available at www.drmacrene.com , Net A Porter, Space NK, Neiman Marcus, Lookfantastic.com and SkinStore.

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SkinStore has teamed up with Caudalie – for the second time to create an exclusive, limited edition beauty box. I mentioned ‘second time’ explicitly so that you know how popular and loved it was that it was sold out in less than two weeks. Caudalie is a cult skincare brand that draws its inspiration from French Vineyards, creating rejuvenating and radiance boosting products that harness the anti-oxidant qualities from the entire grapevine. And if you are not aware, Skinstore has been around for the last 20 years and is the number 1 destination for premium beauty and the latest in innovative clinical skincare and luxury spa products. The limited edition mid summer box is a premium arrangement that includes the products all housed in a gorgeous, newly designed box.

SkinStore x Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Box

The box has 6 skin savior products, including 3 full-size products to keep the skin rejuvenated and glowing. The box has a total value of USD $198 and is available for USD $55. The products included are:

Vinoperfect Serum (10ml) is one of Caudalie’s best selling serums, this premium skincare product prides itself on keeping your skin moisturized, luminous and beautifully radiant. Containing Caudalie’s remarkable formula harnessed from the power of grapes and grapevine from their French vineyard, the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum can be applied morning and night to enhance radiance, tone, and clarity.

SkinStore x Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Box

Instant Foaming Cleanser (150ml – full-size) is 99% natural, soap-free liquid cleanser turns into a generous, airy foam for gentle, effective cleansing. A natural blend of Grape Extracts, Sage and Chamomile effectively cleanse and removes makeup and impurities while soothing skin. The improved formula is now more natural, more effective and gentler on the skin. It can be used by all skin types including sensitive.

SkinStore x Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Box

Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet (40ml – full size) is an astonishing gel-cream which breaks into water when in contact with your skin. It works to soothe, hydrate and fortify your skin with its 98% natural formula. It is ideal for sensitive skin, apply to face and neck morning and night, or as desired.

Hand and Nail Cream (30ml) is an antioxidant, moisturizing hand and nail cream provides silky hands and lasting comfort. Concentrated with moisturizing active ingredients plus anti-oxidant grape Polyphenols and reparative organic fair trade shea butter, this hand and nail cream leaves skin soft and nourished. Its delicately perfumed rich texture is instantly absorbed into skin.

SkinStore x Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Box

Beauty Elixir (100ml) is inspired by the “elixir of youth” used by Queen Isabelle of Hungary, this skincare smoothes features, tightens pores and provides an instant burst of radiance to the complexion.

Premier Cru Eye (5ml) is a lightweight formula that is gentle on delicate skin. The deeply nourishing eye cream melts into skin instantly to deliver noticeable anti-aging benefits, soothing puffiness and reducing the appearance of dark circles. Infused with soft-focus pigments, the treatment imparts a radiant, natural-looking glow that leaves eyes looking brighter, wide-awake and years younger. It is suitable for even the sensitive eyes.

SkinStore x Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Box

Beauty Elixir is one of my favorite mists that is perfect to use after cleansing, before the serum or moisturizer, after makeup, mid-day refresher, it works great to refresh and renew the skin and senses. I have used Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet in the past and really liked it, it is so lightweight, never breaks out my skin and hydrates the skin adding radiance. Hand and Nail Cream is a must for all the seasons and especially that now fall is here and winter is approaching soon, it is so moisturizing hand cream and never gives that oily or heavy feeling. instant foaming cleanser is a nice addition to my cleansers and I am really enjoying how refreshing it is and my skin feels clean. Premier Cru Eye cream is one of their most raved about eye cream, I have heard great reviews on it and I am so excited to try this. Vinoperfect perfect is one of their best selling serum and no doubt how luminous and radiant the skin looks with it.

SkinStore x Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Box

This Exclusive Skin Store X Caudalie Limited Edition Beauty Box – Midsummer Edition with  $198 value is available for $55 on SkinStore. It is a great way to try the most raved-about and best-selling products from the brand through a box like this. The box was a major success and is already sold out, hopefully, it comes back in stock again. I have a special offer code to share with you guys.

Offer: Receive $20 OFF an Exclusive SkinStore Limited Edition Box using the code BOX20 at checkout OR Receive $40 OFF 2 Exclusive SkinStore Limited Edition Boxes using the code BOX40 at checkout!

This code is applicable to below boxes (Each box is regularly priced at $55, so this is over 35% savings!)

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Even Lom products have been a part of my skincare routine, especially the Cleanser and the Gel Balm Cleanser which I reviewed here. I have repurchased the cleanser already as I never want to be without it. I noticed that other than my Instagram and other social handles, I have not shared the Cleanser on my blog, so I will have some brief review of the Cleanser. The star product in this post is the NEW Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask #RevealYourRadiance #WhereRadianceBegins which I have been testing since almost three weeks. Also, I have my brief review of the Brightening Cream which I have been following up after my masking routine.

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask, Eve Lom Brightening Cream, and Eve Lom Original Cleanser

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask is described as an intensive treatment which reawakens and reveals skin that looks renewed, supple, and radiant immediately after use. A natural source of aha extracted from the precious Australian caviar lime, Lime PearlTM, is a gentle yet effective exfoliant that works to remove the buildup of debris and promote natural cell turnover. The result is visibly brighter, smoother skin. A combination of an antioxidant-rich botanical oil and a plant-derived amino acid support suppleness, for skin that looks and feels firmer and plumper. Oxygenation of the skin is improved with nutrient-rich,
regenerative micro-algae extract and a unique mineral complex protect from free radicals and oxidative stressors.

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask, Eve Lom Brightening Cream, and Eve Lom Original Cleanser

Application – Apply and massage a generous layer to cleansed, dry skin, avoiding the eye area. Leave on for a minimum of 30 minutes, and remove with warm water. Can also be used as an overnight mask for optimal radiance. To remove, tissue off excess after 30 minutes and leave overnight.

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask, Eve Lom Brightening Cream, and Eve Lom Original Cleanser

My thoughts – I have been using this mask twice a week in the evenings. The mask has a thick silky texture and glides on smoothly onto the skin, a little pressure is needed that a usual cream mask. When massaged into the skin, the masks texture warms up after application and transforms into a shiny silk-like texture. The texture of the mask stays thick and a little sticky on the face and it does not dry. Upon removal, the mask becomes a soothing milky rinse which easily washes away. The AHA in the Lime Pearl Caviar provides a gentle exfoliation while the hemp seed oil moisturizes and gives an antioxidant boost. Micro-Algae extract provides antioxidant and antimicrobial defense. With some really nice active ingredients, it was a delight to put this on the skin. The first time I used it was for 30-40 minutes but after that, I have been using this as an overnight mask. The tip I can give to use this as an overnight mask is to wipe off the excess with a tissue and leave the rest on the face, this is because it is thick in texture and might feel uncomfortable while sleeping to feel the stickiness. My skin looks supple in the morning, much hydration and radiance. Overall, my skin looks healthier, soothed, soft, and silky. This is the mask I am using in the evenings when I need a brighter, smooth, and supple skin in the morning. It also helps me look less tired when I have not had enough sleep. With gentle exfoliation it does, I see my breakouts and congestion are very much in control when I am sticking to a routine, which I have started putting a reminder for the twice a week mask routine.

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask, Eve Lom Brightening Cream, and Eve Lom Original Cleanser

Eve Lom Cleanser

Eve Lom Cleanser is a multi-purpose, multi-award winning original balm cleanser which has been a cult favorite of the skincare community. Being expertly balanced for all skin types, skin concerns, and environmental conditions, and with its signature blend of four aromatic plant oils, the result is incredibly glowing, radiant skin with a smoother, more refined texture. The cleanser deep cleanses the skin without drying or stripping the skin, it removes the makeup so well, even the most stubborn waterproof makeup.

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask, Eve Lom Brightening Cream, and Eve Lom Original Cleanser

It gently exfoliates the skin, tones and improves circulation, softens the skin. It works very well with the Muslin Cloth, which is the perfect companion to get the most benefits of the cleansing ritual. The clove oil in the cleanser has antiseptic properties to encourage clear skin and eucalyptus oil helps to drain away toxins. The cleanser has been a staple in my skincare routine which is why I am on my second jar. Being a balm and rich, which I have to be careful with my combination skin, it did not break my skin out and does what it is intended to, cleanses, exfoliate, and tone the skin.

Eve Lom Brightening Cream

Another new find from the brand is the Eve Lom Brightening Cream correct pigmentation and boost luminosity to reveal beautifully radiant and even-toned skin. An innovative hydra-cream that combines the unrivaled brightening powers of Dermapep™ with anti-oxidant actives to correct hyperpigmentation, visibly brighten and unify the complexion. Enriched with Rose Otto Oil the revitalizing formula increases hydration, restoring the skin’s structure, whilst combating oxidative stresses that cause premature aging and dark spots. It is suitable for all skin types.

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask, Eve Lom Brightening Cream, and Eve Lom Original Cleanser

For my combination skin prone to congestion, I have to deal with pigmentation and dark spots from my acne most of the times. It is suitable for all skin types but I was more excited to try this cream as it is specifically recommended for those concerned with pigmentation or uneven skin tone and lack of radiance, or to prevent early signs of aging. after using it on and off for the last few weeks, I do notice my skin is brighter.

Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask, Eve Lom Brightening Cream, and Eve Lom Original Cleanser

The cream is light in texture and melts in the skin nicely without any residue. It can be used as a day cream as well as a night cream. It has a beautiful subtle scent to it which fades away quickly. My breakouts and the pigmentation feels calm, clear, and soothed after using this cream. I know it might be too early to notice the difference in my dark spots and pigmentation but I am very positive after seeing the difference in how calm and brighter my skin looks. You can follow me on my Instagram here to know my frequent updates on how the products are working for me or you can always write me in the comments below or on my social handles, I will be happy to answer.

My skin is really enjoying the Eve Lom products in the rotation and I would advise you to check them out, especially the new Eve Lom Radiance Transforming Mask. Eve Lom Products are available at Eve LomSpaceNK UK and SpaceNK USA.


This review was due a long time back and as I am testing many products at one time, so some reviews get delayed and I do prefer to not share my review until I have tested for sufficient time and I am fully satisfied. The first time I shared about the hair care products I have been using from Miriam Quevedo on my Instagram handle and stories, I got so many messages asking about my thoughts. This is my first time trying this brand, so I will share about the brand first. Miriam Quevedo is an award-winning anti-aging powerhouse in skin and hair care. From rejuvenating hair treatments to customized skin rituals, the cutting edge line transcends modern cosmetic standards. A renowned authority in skincare from a young age, Miriam Quevedo applied her intensive anti-aging techniques for the skin to her hair collections. The products are made with high concentrations of the world’s finest ingredients in Barcelona, each luxurious essential is a product of Miriam’s decades of experience as a true hair and skin care master. The precious ingredients include precious, rare, and unique ingredients including White Caviar oil, 24 Karat Gold, Platinum & Diamonds, Exotic Botanicals include Oils, Extracts, and Floral Waters, Cutting-edge Peptides include Hexapeptides, Tripeptides, and Natural Peptides. Miriam Quevedo’s passion lies not only in using the highest quality ingredients but also in achieving the perfect synergy between nature and science for proven results.

I started using Miriam Quevedo haircare and skincare products including Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Shampoo, Extreme Caviar Exfoliating Scrub Scalp Mask, Extreme Caviar Restructuring Luxe Serum for hair and for skincare – Black Baccara Moisturizing Bio-Adaptive Gel Cream and Black Bacarra Dynamic Weekend Peel Booster. I have been using the products since Spring and from the time I shared the post on my social handles in March, I have been getting so much interest to know more, so here I go. The hair care products are almost empty and I do have the skincare products on rotation.

Miriam Quevedo haircare and skincare

Glacial White Caviar Hydra-Pure Shampoo is a gentle yet concentrated shampoo and provides hydration to the hair and scalp. It is an ultra-moisturizing, anti-aging treatment which is ideal for those with sensitive, dry scalps and dry or damaged hair. It helps rebalance the scalp’s microflora, relieves any scalp irritations and protects against future damage. The powerful antioxidants offer protection against oxidative stress while active molecular peptides help recover elasticity, bounce, and strength leaving hair incredibly silky, soft and renewed. It is formulated without Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral Oils, Phthalates, Paraffin, or Petrolatum. I have been really enjoying this for my dehydrated itchy scalp, it makes my scalp comfortable and hair clean yet moisturized without weighing them down.

Application – ‘Apply the highly concentrated, rich Cream-Essence to wet hair and scalp. Massage in gently to create a gentle lather. Add more water if necessary. Leave for 2 to 5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.’ The key active ingredients include:

White Caviar Oil: Precious Oil. One of nature’s best kept cosmetic secrets due to its richness in amino acids, proteins, essential fatty acids, trace elements and peptides. Creates a unique anti-aging lipo-protein complex, with powerful repairing, regenerative and protective properties.

Encapsulated Swiss Glacial Water: Allows active ingredients to deeply penetrate the skin, increases cell’s resilience and survival at high temperatures. Protects against thermal aging and replenishes and maintains a pure and continuous hydration.

Organic Baobab Oil: High antioxidant activity. Contains strong regenerating, soothing, conditioning, repairing and anti-inflammatory properties.

Complex of Edelweiss, Rice and Cotton flower extracts: High antioxidant activity. Natural photo-protector with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Hair color protector.

Keratin Protection & Rebuilding System: Rebuilds and repairs keratin while maintaining the structure of hair fibers to provide a more manageable and much healthier look. Acts as a thermal protector to prevent against heat damage.

Hyaluronic Acid Fraction: Draws water to hair creating a plumping effect. Acts as a membrane to prevent moisture loss from the scalp. Deeply moisturizes both hair and scalp. Adds shine, increases elasticity, and forms a protective film.

Scalp Hydrating and Calming Complex (Xylitol and Lactitol): Combats dryness, flaking and irritation. Provides immediate and long-lasting hydration.

Betaine Amino Acid: Essential for maintaining hydration in both hair and scalp, retains up to 40% of water. Reduces irritation, protects, and leaves the scalp feeling comfortable.

Panthenol (Provitamin B5): Protects, moisturizes, softens and brightens hair.

Natural Tensioactives derived from Oats: Natural, scalp-friendly cleanser.

Extreme Caviar Exfoliating Scrub Scalp Mask is a luxurious pre-treatment that renews the scalp and prepares it for treatment with effective, gentle exfoliation. This invigorating formula is rich in cell detox-booster, which helps detoxify skin cells, Tahitian mother-of-pearl and coral sand, which remove dead skin, and a botanical phyto-active 15 complex to help neutralize scalp imbalances. Powerful conditioning and protecting ingredients such as caviar and pro-vitamin B5 add smoothness and suppleness. It is suitable for all hair types and is formulated without Parabens, Mineral Oils, Phthalates, Paraffin or Petrolatum. This is a nice add-on in my haircare routine to gently exfoliate the dead skin and buildup, without being harsh and irritating on the skin. It does not irritate my itchy dehydrated scalp but I feel it is clean, pure, and calm. 

Miriam Quevedo haircare and skincare

Application – ‘Apply the rich, creamy exfoliating scrub to the scalp (in partings of approximately 3cm/1 inch apart). Work from the front of the head to the back, using your fingertips to create a gentle, circular massage over the scalp. Leave on for 5 to 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and continue with your Miriam Quevedo cleansing ritual. Use once a week. To improve exfoliating benefits, we recommend applying a warm, dry towel during the exposure time. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately.’ The key ingredients include:

Caviar: One of the most exclusive anti-aging ingredients given its abundant composition of essential amino acids, structuring peptides, proteins, essential fatty acids and trace elements. Intensely protects both hair and scalp and restructures broken down Keratin, all while restoring hydration, strength, and elasticity for more vibrant, youthful-looking hair.

Natural Tahitian Mother Pearl and Coral Sand: Help to remove dead skin, which renews the scalp and provides effective, non-aggressive exfoliation.

Cell-Detox Booster: Detoxifies skin cells by eliminating residue.

Botanical Phyto-Active 15 Complex: Combination of 15 botanical extracts with powerful anti-lipase activity to prevent scalp imbalances and irritation. Helps combat hair problems like hair loss, dandruff and excess oil production.

Panthenol: Provitamin B5 protects, moisturizes, softens and prevents brittle hair.

Cooling Touch: Provides a pleasant and refreshing sensation to soothe and calm the scalp.

Extreme Caviar Restructuring Luxe Serum is a caviar-based formula intensely repairs damaged hair with a gorgeously glossy finish. It is a weightless leave-in serum is fortified with a cocktail of vitamins, amino acids and peptides that regenerate hair from the inside out.  Structuring proteins bind to hair creating a seal that locks in moisture and protects against heat styling and oxidative stress. It also conditions and smoothes hair’s surface to eliminate frizz and imparts unprecedented shine while restoring hair’s electrical balance. It is suitable for all hair types and beneficial for color and chemically treated hair or hair exposed to harsh environmental conditions. It is formulated without Parabens, Mineral Oils, Phthalates, Paraffin or Petrolatum. It is something new in my haircare routine, I have not used a serum on my scalp before. I apply it as per the directions on it. It is not oily and does not leave a residue. It does not weigh the hair down but is very lightweight. After using for few months, I feel my hair have strength and feel more alive than before.

Application – ‘Apply a small amount, working it in gently with your fingertips, lock by lock, with downward strokes. Apply to shampooed and towel-dried or dry hair. DO NOT RINSE FROM HAIR. Brush and style as usual.’

The active ingredients include:

Caviar: One of the most exclusive anti-aging ingredients given its abundant composition of essential amino acids, structuring peptides, proteins, essential fatty acids and trace elements. Intensely protects both hair and scalp and restructures broken down Keratin, all while restoring hydration, strength, and elasticity for more vibrant, youthful-looking hair.

Multi-vitamin B Complex: Cocktail of five B vitamins (Thiamine – B1, Riboflavin -B2, Nicotinamide – B3, Pantenol- B5, and Pyridoxine – B6), defends against oxidative stress, increases the protective and regenerative properties of hair´s natural keratin and promotes healthy hair growth.

Hydrolyzed Keratin Peptide: Repairs, replenishes and protects Keratin, the key structural component found in hair. Smoothes hair’s surface resulting in a natural and beautiful luster while creating a protective film to protect against thermal damage. Restores hair fiber giving it body, volume, and shine.

Miriam Quevedo haircare and skincare

Black Baccara Moisturizing Bio-Adaptive Gel Cream is an ultralight yet deep moisturizer with cellular lipid refiller for maximum balance, radiance, and age-defying action. It is suitable for all skin types, especially for oily skin.

Application – ‘Use daily, day and night. Always apply to clean and toned skin. Depending on your preference the Black Baccara Bio-adaptive Gel Cream can be applied in two ways:

1. Pre-blended Application:

Mix a small amount of the Black Baccara Bio-Adaptive Gel Cream with a few drops of your selected Black Baccara Dynamic Booster(s) in the palm of your hand. Mix well and spread the blend in an outward motion beginning from your forehead, nose and cheeks, working your way down to your chin, neck and décolleté until fully absorbed.

2. Layered Application:

Use the enclosed spatula to apply a small amount to cheeks, forehead and neck. Spread in an outward motion beginning from your forehead, nose and cheeks, working your way down to your chin, neck and décolleté until fully absorbed. ‘

The active ingredients include:

Rare Black Baccara Bio-adaptive Concentrate: Creates an ideal micro-environment to protect against negative epigenetic factors (stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, etc.) that can lead to accelerated aging. Detects skin’s exact needs and adapts to provide necessary protection against internal and external stressors. Regulates cellular “clock” that can be offset by our lifestyle ensuring cells function properly. Clinical studies*

Organic Buckwheat Superfood: Rich in proteins, essential amino acids, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, key ingredient for skin brightening, anti-oxidation, anti-inflammation and revitalization.

Amino Acid Betaine: Derived from sugar beets. Hydrates, maintains water balance and protects against irritants.

Shea Butter: Hydrates and protects skin with an invisible barrier. Accelerates tissue growth, providing more flexible, functional skin with a restored barrier.

Olive Oil: Restores skin’s barrier function, provides protection and age prevention, smoothes dry and mature skin and refreshes sensitive skin.

Organic Argan Oil: Contains over 80% of unsaturated fatty acids and an abundant amount of vitamin E. High nutritional value for skin, inhibits free radicals, prevents itching, peeling and dehydration.

Sweet Almond Oil: Moisturizing, nutritional and protective properties. Helps improve cell regeneration, elasticity and softens skin.

Panthenol: Hydrates skin, increases cell renewal, removes and diminishes imperfections, and provides anti-inflammatory properties. Increases skin´s elasticity and smoothness.

Allantoin: Increases cellular renewal and delivers high moisturizing, calming and soothing properties. Restores skin’s surface, diminishes imperfections.

Organic Aloe Vera: Protects skin from daily aggression, hydrates and prevents dehydration.

Chamomile Butter: Anti-inflammatory and repairing properties. Calms reactive skin and improves texture.

Miriam Quevedo haircare and skincare

This is a very lightweight moisturizer, melts in nicely into the skin without leaving any residue. I feel my skin is soft, comfortable, hydrated, and smooth when I am using this moisturizer. It does leave a subtle glow to the skin. My skin looks clearer and radiant, and just thinking about the amazing ingredients, makes me feel happier.

Black Bacarra Dynamic Weekend Peel Booster is an-depth renewal for face, neck and cleavage refreshes skin with renewed radiance. This Dynamic Booster is packed with gentle AHAs, Fractioned Hyaluronic Acid and Amino Acid Betaine that create a “radiant skin effect” with corrective and perfecting action. Gentle exfoliation and lasting hydration smoothes skin, evens tone and noticeably reduces wrinkles and expression lines. It is suitable for all skin types.

Application – ‘ This Dynamic Booster is packed with gentle AHAs, Fractioned Hyaluronic Acid and Amino Acid Betaine that create a “radiant skin effect” with corrective and perfecting action. Gentle exfoliation and lasting hydration smoothes skin, evens tone and noticeably reduces wrinkles and expression lines. ‘

The active ingredients include:

Rare Black Baccara Bio-adaptive Concentrate: Creates an ideal micro-environment to protect against negative epigenetic factors (stress, lack of sleep, poor diet, etc.) that can lead to accelerated aging. Detects skin’s exact needs and adapts to provide necessary protection against internal and external stressors. Regulates cellular “clock” that can be offset by our lifestyle ensuring cells function properly. Clinical studies*

Fractioned Hyaluronic Acid: Unique combination of thousands of molecular weights to mimic the hyaluronic acid found naturally in our skin. Improves moisture content and elasticity, while strengthening skin’s barrier. Fine lines are diminished, wrinkles are reduced by number and depth, skin looks and feels softer, smoother, and plumper. Clinical studies*

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): Naturally derived from fruit and lactic acids, to evenly and gently exfoliate revealing newer, shinier, healthier skin. Brightens skin, restores a healthy pH, removes blackheads, treats pigmentation and acne and diminishes fine lines.

Amino Acid Betaine: Derived from sugar beets. Hydrates, maintains water balance and protects against irritants.

Panthenol: Hydrates skin, increases cell renewal, removes and diminishes imperfections, and provides anti-inflammatory properties. Increases skin´s elasticity and smoothness.

Miriam Quevedo haircare and skincare

I love using this weekend peel as a ritual once or twice a week. It is very gentle exfoliator, makes the skin fresh, clear, smooth, soft, and comfortable. The skin is radiant after the chemical exfoliation and is a nice boost to the skin mid-week or on the weekend. It did not irritate my combination acne-prone skin and keeps the breakouts in control and the exfoliation effect helps with my pigmentation.

No doubt why these products have won Harper’s Bazaar Beauty Awards and Allure Russia Best of Beauty Award. With the haircare products almost empty and skincare products on rotation, I am really enjoying using the products from this luxurious brand from Spain. I would advise you to check this out for all the amazing ingredients and high-performance products. Miriam Quevedo products are available online at Nordstrom.com and Spacenk. In Canada, Miriam Quevedo is available at Vancouver at Pacific Centre and Toronto at Yorkdale, Eaton Centre, and Sherway Gardens.

 

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I have been using few products from La Prairie Skin Caviar collection including La Prairie Skin Caviar Essence-in-lotion, La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid LiftLa Prairie Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation SPF 15, and Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 25 Sunscreen.

I am so excited to share with you two new additions to my La Prairie Skin Caviar Collection including La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream

A masterpiece lives beyond the limits of time. Its effect is eternal. It has a distinctive style, an exacting technique, a clear balance, and a refined harmony. La Prarie has remastered its masterpiece with their unparalleled caviar expertise, La Prairie reinvents caviar with a new incarnation, Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is remastered with Caviar Premier, a moisturizing cream that offers a unique dimension of sensorial indulgence paired with lifting and firming. Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is remastered with the new form of caviar combined with La Prairie’s Exclusive Cellular Complex, which gives new life and energy back to the very cells for lifting and firming.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

The packaging of the cream is in the iconic cobalt blue jar packaged in a silver jar. The richly colored glass vessel topped with a polished silver cap evoke precision and purity. This design became an immediate classic when it was launched and has been preserved as a homage to the heritage of Skin Caviar Collection. To ensure the purity of the cream is maintained, a sleek spatula is included to wipe a small amount onto the fingertips.  The cream has the signature caviar fragrance and a rich texture that glides on the skin smoothly, leaving it feeling exceptionally soft.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

The key ingredients and technology include:

Caviar Premier, is an innovative blend of 7 active ingredients are designed to augment and enrich natural Caviar Extract with caviar mimetics. It reflects and surpasses natural caviar’s amazing skincare potential. It helps with lifting and firming benefits, and also helps increase elasticity.

Refining fruit acids including alpha hydroxy acids of botanical origin which exfoliates gently to retexturize the skin’s surface. Polyglucoronic acid and microalgae extract complex help stimulate the surface skin.

Soothing, smoothing, and hydrating actives to calm the skin, smooth lines, and moisturize the skin. Shea butter and high molecular weight sodium hyaluronate increase water retention in the skin. Green tea and chamomile extracts soothe the skin. Vitamins A, C, E provide anti-oxidant protection.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is an amazing addition to my skincare routine. It feels so rich yet lightweight, glides onto the skin so easily and sinks in to give a smooth, refined, and firm skin. My skin feels so soft, toned, supple, and tightened. I have been really happy with how my skin behaves when I use this cream, I do see and feel the transformation it has made. There is no residue after applying the cream, there is very natural glow, my pores look so tight and skin looks like a smooth canvas. It works perfectly under my makeup as well as during the night. It has not caused any breakouts or congestion on my combination skin, instead, I do feel my skin is so much toned and firm. This is indeed such an exquisite experience to indulge in this precious cocktail of amazing ingredients remastered into this masterpiece.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex is a firming eye gel which is lightweight, rapidly penetrating gel that firms, nourishes and re-energizes the eye zone, improving tone and texture and leaving the delicate skin around the eyes brightened and hydrated. It helps with the signs of stress and fatigue, and imperfections are erased. It is infused with caviar extract, which helps increase firmness and elasticity, while the brand’s exclusive Cellular Complex uses cutting-edge biotechnological ingredients to help revitalize and energize at the cellular level.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

The exclusive formula helps boost long-term moisture retention while helping to soothe the delicate skin around the eye. It moisturizes the delicate skin around the eye. Calms skin and reduces the feeling of puffiness. It also smooths the look of lines and primes skin for makeup application. I use it morning and evening, one dot under my eye, and apply with a light tapping motion from the outer to the inner corner. It may be extended from the outer corner to hairline and applied to the upper eyelid.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

I am so obsessed with this eye gel, there is no irritation, no fragrance, and no residue. My eye area looks lighter and tighter, I feel it is getting more and tighter with each passing day. It works well with other skin care products I use, even under my makeup. It has been my go to in my everyday skincare routine to keep my eye area firm, smooth, hydrated, and bright, or on the days I need a quick fix for tired puffy eyes.

La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex

I highly recommend you to check the new La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream and La Prairie Essence of Skin Caviar Eye Complex. They are so worth the price and if you believe in taking good care of your skin, not just for today but also for the future, to have good quality skin. La Prairie is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

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