Fight the wrinkles

Retinol – a form of vitamin A – is one of the most potent anti–aging skin care ingredients on the market, promoting normal cellular turnover. EmerginC Vitamin C + Retinol Mask removes dead skin cells and renews skin, leaving it looking younger instantly. With an additional boost of vitamin C, wrinkles don’t stand a chance.

Hydrate, inside out

Beauty starts from the inside out, and optimal hydration is key. Drink and consume plenty of water each day. Raw fruits and veggies deliver more water to cells than the liquid itself.

Morning wash

Start your morning off right. Begin each day with a calming, moisturizing wash. Avoid cleansers that contain harsh or foaming ingredients such as laurel sulfates, as these can strip natural oils and leave skin vulnerable to the elements. Dermatologist-recommended Neutrogena Extra Gentle Cleanser is a great non-soap formula that adds back moisture without leaving a filmy residue that can clog pores.

Nighttime cleansing

In the evening, remove makeup with products containing natural oil extracts that eliminate makeup build-up with ease and help to condition skin, leaving your complexion soft and hydrated. Purity Made Simple by Philosophy is an award-winning daily face wash formulated to gently cleanse, tone and remove all face and eye makeup in one step.

Protection from the sun

Most signs of aging are caused by overexposure to the sun, so the first line of defense against lines, wrinkles and discoloration is to wear sunscreen. An easy way to always stay protected is to apply a moisturizer with UV protection built in like Olay Regenerist UV Defense Regenerating Lotion SPF 15 every morning after cleansing.

Hydrating masks

Treat skin to a hydrating or brightening skin care mask once a week. These work especially well on dehydrated, irritated and sensitive skin. Juice Beauty Green Apple Hydration Mask is a nutrient-rich mask that blends an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) complex of organic apple, grape and lemon juices with age-defying peptides and vitamin C to help replenish your complexion.

Antioxidant serums

Refining antioxidant serums such as Rhonda Allison Grape Seed Hydrating Serum offer rich blends of vitamins and necessary antioxidants. Apply one under your favorite night cream to heal and restore dry skin while boosting its efficacy.

Protect your hands

Your hands will likely be the first part of your body to show signs of aging, so don’t forget to protect them. Niacin, found in NIA24 Sun Damage Repair for Décolletage and Hands, is one of the best ingredients for repairing damaged skin.

Whiten your smile

Maintaining a glistening grin as you age is essential. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, 96 percent of adults believe an attractive smile makes a person more appealing. LUSTER 1-Hour White is the only at-home whitening device cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In just one hour, you’ll have a brighter smile
without unwanted tooth/gum sensitivity.

Replace your primer

Tired of your foundation giving you a polka-dot look, even when applying a primer first? Try Estée Lauder Idealist Pore Minimizing Skin Refinisher in place of a primer to smooth skin and render pores virtually invisible.


Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2011