I don’t know about y’all but when I run into a department store for ONE thing it never quite goes according to plan, especially when it involves going anywhere near the cosmetics department. I recently popped in to Barneys to replenish my concealer and that was my only objective…..buy concealor. Do not take a peek at the 3rd floor. Do not check sale racks. Concealor. concealor. concealor..…. Somehow, on this particular trip I managed to stay somewhat focused, as in I remained on the beauty floor. I was doing well until just before my veeeeeery helpful friend at the Armani counter applied the concealer to make sure if was the right color said “do you have a few minutes???? your skin is very dry, let me just put this oxygen mask on first…..it will change your life”. For THAT of course, I had a few minutes. (who reuses such an offer?) He applied the mask AND ya know what, it like kind of changed my life, for realsies.
I’ve used masks similar to this “life changing one” and have actually written about it on here but I have to say the Radical Skincare mask my friend at Barneys showed me is pretty friggin’ amazing. Without fail each time I use it I am complimented on how my skin looks and it is the gateway product that got me hooked on just about all of the lines products. That is a pretty solid endorsement, if I don’t say so myself, because there are few products/brands I am completely loyal to. I love trying different things and experimenting but I am loving this line so much and want to tell you all about the mask and everything else I am using at the moment.
First thing to know is that Radical Skincare is the most powerful skincare available that’s paraben free, which is what iCARA most about. The line was developed by sisters Liz and Rachel Edlich, daughters of renowned surgeon Dr. Richard Edlich. They created the best of the best in antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients using Trylacel™ Technology. It’sRadicals proprietary breakthrough technology which keeps it potent and powerful to deliver results. It enables the maximum concentration of actives for maximum delivery to the skin, and works for all skin types. According to Radical it outperforms leading brands in antioxidant potency* in turn providing the best defense against free radicals and has been clinically tested and has been proven to be effective at improving the appearance of aging skin. ( can i get an AMEN?)
So now that you get the gist of why this stuff is so good. Here are the products I am currently working with and luuuurving:
A 3-in-1 facial cleanser that cleanses, tones and hydrates. Radical Skincare Hydrating Cleanser is a creamy formula that effectively removes all traces of dirt, oil, impurities and makeup for cleaner skin. Almond milk washes away impurities without stripping it of its natural oils. Allantoin provides anti-inflammatory benefits to soothe irritation and prevent dryness. Sunflower oil conditions and helps prevent premature signs of aging.
Notable Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Vitamin A, Wheat Protein, Vitamin E,Green Tea, Antioxidant, Vitamin C, and Grape Seed Extract.
Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum
An anti-aging serum that moisturizes and renews mature skin, which is almost more important for your face than the moisturizer. This peptide infused antioxidant serum reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dryness and sagginess, helping your skin to look younger and firmer. Sodium hyaluronate binds water to your skin for a plump, full look. Tripeptides encourage skin renewal and strengthen collagen for diminished wrinkles. Caffeine stimulates circulation for a tighter complexion. Aloe soothes irritation and calms redness.
Notable Ingredients: Peptides, Aloe Vera, Wheat Protein, Jojoba, Olive Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Dimethicone, Green Tea, Antioxidant, Vitamin C, and Grape Seed Extract.
Instant Revitalizing Mask ( the gateway product)
This revitalizing mask boosts radiance and smoothes texture to promote a youthful, healthy complexion. Formulated with TRYLACEL Technology, it enriches your skin with vital antioxidants to combat and repair visible signs of aging. Sodium PCA replenishes and locks in moisture to deliver soft, supple skin and a glowing look. Apply twice a week on cleansed dry skin. Let mask activate and dissolve after several minutes, rinse face and follow with Peptide Infused Antioxidant Serum and Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture.
*Shake to Activate the oxygen bubbles to carry these anti aging nutrients to energize your skin.Then pump to release the Radical goodness and enjoy !
Notable Ingredients: Grape Seed Extract, Mica, Panthenol, Vitamin A,Vitamin E, Ginseng, Titanium Dioxide, Salicylic Acid, Antioxidant, and Vitamin C.
Age Defying Exfoliating Pads
These AHA and BHA-multifruit acid based pads, exfoliate, promote cell turnover, and accelerate Radical Skincare products performance.They reduce coarse crow’s feet by 50% in 2 weeks, remove dull, dead skin to promote cell turnover and absorb anti-aging ingredients to accelerate product results.As well as reduce pore size and even skin tone while significantly improving skin firmness, texture and elasticity
I apply one pre-moistened, single- use pad over face, neck and décolleté after cleansing with Hydrating Cleanser at night. They say for maximum anti-aging results, follow with Peptide Infused Serum, Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture, Eye Revive Crème And Firming Neck And Décolleté Gel. ( still need to test out the eye creme and neck gel)
Notable Ingredients: Malus Domestica, Osilift, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, and Witch Hazel.
last but certainly not least…..
Anti-Aging Restorative Moisture
This anti-aging restorative moisturizer is a multi-use treatment that alleviates dry skin and combats dark spots for a brighter complexion. Uniprosyn acts as a shield for your skin to prevent moisture loss and environmental damage. Olive oil is a potent antioxidant that fights free-radical damage to skin cells. Green tea extract has a strong anti-inflammatory effect that helps soothe sensitive skin conditions, including redness, eczema and acne.
Notable Ingredients: Jojoba, Aloe Vera, Olive Oil, Peptides, Wheat Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Grape Seed Extract, Vitamin C,Antioxidant, Green Tea, Dimethicone, Resveratrol, Vitamin E, and Vitamin A.
Just about all of the products I mentioned are available on dermstore.com. And right now they have a promotional code for 20% off all purchases. Just use the code SAVENOW at checkout. So if you didntCARA before, you should now!
Also available at Radicalskincare.com, Barneys, and Sephora.