Archives for April 24, 2013

Treat the five causes of uneven skin tone and have brighter, smoother skin NEW Olay Professional Pro-X Even Skin Tone regimen

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Do you have uneven skin tone? If you do, you may think there isn’t much you can do about it. In January, 2013, Olay came out with the NEW Olay Professional Pro-X Even Skin Tone regimen. It actually treats five causes of uneven skin tone to help visibly restore even color and leaves your skin smoother and brighter. Until now, it was commonly assumed that uneven skin tone was mainly caused by pigment production or melanogenesis. Breaking ground with new genomics research, the Olay Professional Alliance demonstrates that only 7% of the gene expressions disrupted in spotted skin were directly associated with the melanogenesis pathway.

Four additional molecular pathways were identified as being associated with root causes of uneven skin tone. These causes include UV exposure, lack of hydration, discoloration, weak moisture barrier and surface free radicals. To effectively address and correct the look of uneven skin tone, it is essential for products that address skin tone appearance to contain multiple ingredients and target all five of these root causes. The New Olay Professional Pro-X Even Skin Tone regimen, a clinically tested regimen that addresses five root causes of uneven skin appearance does help correct the look of 4 years of dark spots in 4 weeks. Clinical testing showed the regimen is an effective alternative to the prescription gold standard 4% technology for evening skin tone appearance while providing better hydration and texture appearance benefits.

I like that it is professionally designed to reduce the look of dark spots caused by years of sun damage. I know, I have some sun damage from spending years at the beach so I love the Olay Pro-X Even Skin Tone Spot fading Treatment part of this regimen. The kit includes: One mini Brightening Cream, a mini Anti-Oxidant Sunscreen Sheer Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 35 and one mini Spot Fading Treatment. I really am noticing that my skin is brighter.

Suggested Retail price is $44.99-$54.99 and available nationwide where Olay products are sold. For more information, visit the Olay website.


Self Disclosure: I received this product to facilitate this review/feature.

Mother’s Day Gifts that Give Back Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund sponsored Feature

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This Mother’s Day, how about gifts that honor not only the bravery of mothers everywhere but also the bravery of women battling ovarian cancer? 100% of the profits from the Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette and Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Rose Hope are donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.  With every wear, our mothers can look in the mirror feeling especially beautiful knowing these products directly support an amazing cause.

The Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette is an easy way to achieve a sun-kissed glow, and a gift that all your mothers will adore.

This ultra-sheer, blendable and portable palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin.

The Bonne Mine Palette includes:

  • 1 Bronzer Veil
  • 2 Cheek Veils
  • 2 Glow Veils


Retail Price: $48,


The Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Rose Hope will help your mother achieve the perfect pout while avoiding the invasive alternatives!

A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture.

Retail Price: $24,



Fund’s Mission: The mission of the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund is to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts that will help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.

Why It Matters: Often called the “silent killer,” ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among American women.

It’s Personal: Claudia Poccia, President & CEO of the organization, lost her sister to the disease last year, and Laura Mercier has watched a dear friend battle the disease for several years. Please click on “Our Fund” to hear their personal stories.