40+ Skincare – Some of my Faves 💓

 Hi guys! Today I am talking skincare 40+. There is SO MUCH Skincare out there!



I love the skincare world so very much…. It’s enthralling and as someone that is 40+ and Loving my skin more than I did in my 30″s …. Why is that? Well A lot of factors. Self care, Having a lot more wisdom -in my life choices Hello! NO days without sunscreen. Sunglasses always….Better Sleep and of course some of the procedures I have had since about 33.  I have had botox and fillers and different plastic surgeries since then! I haven’t had anything big since my HALO laser about a year ago but I am planning some procedures soon.

You can read about some of those procedures


and Here

Okay so back to skincare.


These days I am using a lot of Paula’s Choice

Paula's choice skincare

I test out a ton of products weekly and to be fully honest I don’t always write from a 40 plus perspective because my audience = You guys are much younger!!!!!! So let’s broaden things a bit – YES? YES!!!!!!!


 Products from PAULA’S CHOICE that knock it out of the park! What does that mean? It means I see results.


“Our #1 product worldwide + cult favorite, this gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, and brightens and evens out skin tone.

Clears & minimizes enlarged pores

BHA (Beta hydroxy acid) sheds built-up layers of skin

Fluid, lightweight texture absorbs quickly

Use twice daily after cleansing & toning”

My thoughts 

This brightens up my skin!!! I have been using it for about a month now on a day to day basis and Yes brighter skin. My skin is extremely fair and sensitive and doesn’t suffer from hyper pigmentation, especially after Halo laser, but this keeps my tone consistently bright!  It’s better than most of the masks  I have tried that claim to do the same thing. So Liquid Exfoliant From Paula is where it’s at! A+++




“This hydrating eye cream visibly smooths under eye wrinkles with a concentrated blend of five replenishing ceramides, four forms of brightening vitamin C, two peptides and clinically proven retinol.Vitamin C visibly firms & brightens eye area

Retinol quickly reduces the look of deep wrinkles

Rich, creamy lotion intensely hydrates

Use twice daily as needed”


My Thoughts 

My first time using retinol! Like ever! Why did I not before? My dermatologist – whom I see yearly for what I call freckle checks, advised me against retinol. I did patch tests and more patch tests and figured since I had Halo and I am used to peeling and I understand how my skin responds more and more I rebelled against her! REBEL! lol~
This is Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin and powerful enough to make a big difference. My skin plays really well with ceramides so Yes! Using it a few times a week in the evening – the wrinkles around my eyes are lessened. Will I continue to use it. HECK YAH!!!!! A ++


“Visibly smooth wrinkles, renew a firmer feel and enhance moisture balance with a concentrated blend of ceramides plus a potent blend of vitamin c and retinol that plumps skin and fortifies skin’s protective barrier.

Strengthens the building blocks of healthy skin

Replenishing lipids deliver a supple look & feel

Creamy-smooth lotion intensely hydrates

Use daily to keep skin firm & resilient”


My Thoughts 

Along with the eye cream, this is my fave!  CLINICAL – It works and I am using it everyday with a lot of sunscreen on top.  Paula’s claims are the real deal! A+++

Those are my top three from what their generous PR Team sent


The Peptide Booster is a real PLUMPER! I am seeing results with It.

I am Excited about all these products as They are changing my skin. I will come back later with reviews of the other beautiful products they sent. It’s VERY rare that I love all the products a brand sends. SO FAR SO VERY VERY GOOD!

Paula's Choice


There is a supplement I can’t wait to tell you guys about!!!!! Stay Tuned!




AND I have 3 other products from IT Cosmetics want to tell you guys about – That really work!  I am Crazy about the brand and use the CC CREAM RELIGIOUSLY! RIDE OR DIE!!!!! HOLY GRAIL!!!!

So much so that’s it’s not so pretty anymore. LOL – INSERT PRODUCT IMAGE!!  It’s perfect for every day wear – amazing for photography and seriously haven’t stopped using it since I received it, If you watch my Instagram stories You know I talk about it – IT get it – A LOT!

Your Skin But Better™ CC+™ Cream with SPF 50+


“Color Correcting Full Coverage Cream + Anti-Aging Hydrating Serum + SPF 50+ UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Physical Sunscreen”


My thoughts

If you only have 10 minutes in the morning – This is totally the best~!!!!!! And I have never burned once! I use it with a brush and it’s absolutely my fave. 


Now These two remained intact – wink!

Confidence in a Cream™ – Anti-Aging, Moisturizing Face Cream

“Developed with plastic surgeons, the leading experts in skin rejuvenation, Confidence in a Cream™ is a quick-absorbing super cream that transforms your skin for a supple, healthier, younger-looking appearance. The proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™ combines collagen and hyaluronic acid to plump fine lines and wrinkles, while niacin, peptides, a super ceramide complex and other high-performance ingredients are activated upon contact to immerse your skin in moisture, smooth texture, enhance firmness, and reduce the look of pores and discoloration. Perfect for all skin types, you’ll see powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!

 Clinically tested results!

100% said skin was soft, smooth and infused with moisture*

97% said skin looked and felt rejuvenated*

94% said skin felt younger and healthier*

81% said pores appeared minimized, and fine lines and wrinkles appeared less noticeable*”


My thoughts 

I reach for it daily and Have not stopped since receiving it! I use it as an overnight mask if i am feeling super dry. It sinks right in and has the most beautiful texture. OBSESSED-A+++++



And lastly for today – Hello lengthy post!

Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturizer

It cosmetics

Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturizer is your oil-free, quick-break gel moisturizer that delivers 72 hours of hydration for a supple, healthy-looking appearance. The quick-break innovation breaks into a water-light liquid upon application for easy absorption and a weightless feel. Allergy tested, clinically tested and perfect for all skin types, this lightweight gel moisturizer is infused with ceramides, glycerin and cactus flower extract to help smooth the appearance of fine lines and leave your skin looking radiant and primed for makeup application. You’ll experience powerful results instantly and more dramatic results over time!

IT Cosmetics partners with plastic surgeons and dermatologists to develop skin-loving solutions and clinically tested formulas.”


My Thoughts 

I love it. I apply it as my last step in skincare before the CC cream. Again The ceramides! It is soooo moisturizing! Perfect in all respects. A+++++


Have you guys tried any of these products?

Paula’s Choice is Available Here

and IT Cosmetics are available Here and at Sephora

Have a great week and Into the Holiday season we go!!!!!!!!



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  1. I’ve only tried the IT Cosmetics CC Cream – it is definitely awesome!
    Paula’s Choice makes really great skincare – I haven’t used any recently, but had good luck with nearly everything that I had tried, except for one retinol that was too strong for my sensitive skin.

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