Disclosure: I am sharing some of my new favorites and old reliables all from Ulta Beauty. I have received products for this post but all opinions are my own!
It’s Friday!!!! Every single time I type that I hear “It’s Friday…You ain’t got not job” and then I remember I am 40, and not cool and shouldn’t all quoting the movie Friday anymore! Instead I will say…Hooray for almost being the weekend!!
Since turning 40 at the end of August I have become slightly obsessed with trying to keep a tiny bit of my youthfulness. For years in my 30’s many people would say they thought I looked like I was in my 20’s and how great my skin was. Now that I am at 40 I haven’t heard 20 in a long time. It’s like I hit a number and BOOM everything about me is 40. My youthful skin doesn’t make me look 27 anymore, it makes me look like a 40-year-old with nice skin. Somehow I got here, I know I am no longer the 27-year-old with long perfect hair and make-up on point but I am not ready to give up on my skin just yet!
Friday Fresh Picks this week is all about keeping my skin fresh and fabulous after 40! I am sharing some of my new favorites and old reliables all from Ulta Beauty.
Dermalogica Age Smart Kit -I am obsessed with the Skin Resurfacing Cleanser in this kit. Apparently as my skin ages it is all the sudden breaking out again and the Dermalogica Cleanser is so soft and gentile on my skin that it’s really helped clear things up again. Nobody wants a pimple on their face, even after 40! This kit also comes with an awesome moisturizer. It’s super light yet my skin truly feels hydrated again. I am loving this kit!!
Meaningful Beauty Advanced Introductory System The Glowing Serum…O.M.G. It is amazing!! I am glowing. My skin looks so fresh that I look in the mirror and I see 34 not 40. It’s not exactly 27 but seriously I need to relax because who is 40 and looks 27! Seriously though, between the Glowing Serum and the Creme de Serum before bed I am loving Meaningful Beauty. AND….BONUS…It’s Cindy Crawdord’s line, she is stunning and has amazing skin. Anything she uses 100% worth trying.
Michael Todd Eye Eraser anti-Aging Infusion Duo – I swear I see a difference, I am not sure it’s an actual huge difference but the dark circles under my eyes are fading and unfortunately it’s not because I am getting more sleep!! Whatever it is, I really think it’s working!!! Here is a video to see how to use the Infusion Duo.
NuFace Mini Facial Toning Device – This is a portable microcurrent facial toning device FDA-cleared for facial stimulation. The NuFace Gently stimulates the larger surface areas of the face to provide a 5-minute facial-lift. It is supposed to improve your appearance in as little as 5 minutes a day. I am not sure if it’s working yet but I am trying!!!
CLARISONIC Mia 2 Skin Care Cleansing System– Perhaps my all-time favorite invention! The Clarisonic is literally the Fountain of Youth in a small machine. It hacks away at the dead skin on my face and bring out soft, smooth, clear skin!! I swear it’s helped lighten some dark sunspots.
Now all I need is a great under-eye concealer! Do you have a favorite?? Share it below, I need one!
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Jessica @eatsleepbe says
Michael Todd products are great.
My favorite undereye concealer is Bobbi Brown – hands down. I use the the corrector too.
I’ve reviewed a few Michael Todd products for FA40 and they were great! I just bought Bare Minerals ‘bare skin’ Complete Coverage Serum Concealer, and it is AWESOME!!!! It’s only $20, and it works like a charm. I am thrilled with it.
Great pics! I’m edging up on 40 myself and really starting to pay more attention to skin care. I used an Aveda concealer that I love!
Melissa @ the Staten Island family says
I am Always looking to switch up my beauty routine! Definitely going to check out these beauty finds (thanks for sharing them!)
I am a lifelong no make up where just because… It’s who I am 🙂 but as I get older I feel less polished and professional situations without some sort of… Something 🙂 I need to explore all of these first.
I am actually using Meaningful Beauty and you are right, the Glowing Serum is terrific. I am also addicted to the wrinkle capsules. I get the younger comments all the time. I just hit 45, so I am happy to hear I can pass for mid thirties now. I am also using the clarisonic. I have a major sunspot on my left cheek — any other products you can recommend for that?
Brianne Manz (@strollerincity) says
You had me at Dermologica! I adore that brand!
I’m obsessed with trying to look anything other than my age (which is well over 40). My favorite undereye concealer right now is Nars which I got at Sephora.