Skincare

by Michele Elyzabeth

Here are my picks for this month.

From Josie Maran: Argan Exfoliating Cleansing Powder
Finely crushed Argan shells delicately buff away dull skin while rice powder helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and age spots. Infused with natural antibacterial and antioxidant powerhouses like tea tree, ginkgo biloba, and green tea, this ultra-gentle daily cleanser battles blemishes and blackheads while evening skintone, conditioning, and renewing.
Use as an allover face mask, targeted spot treatment, lip scrub, or traditional exfoliator.
$40 for 2oz
www.josiemarancosmetics.com
From Fresh: Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
An intensely moisturizing overnight treatment that works in sync with the skin’s natural nighttime recovery process to achieve a lifted, firmer look by the morning.
This moisturizing treatment has a corset-like effect on the skin, giving the appearance of a visibly more defined, contoured complexion. A proprietary complex of black tea ferment, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee seed extract inhibits damaging free radicals and helps to improve skin elasticity, while belle de nuit extract helps to soothe and rebalance the skin. The formula contains peptides to firm the skin and visibly defy the signs of gravity, and hyaluronic acid to help attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness.
$92 for 3.3 oz
www.fresh.com
Ceramidin Oil Balm
A multitasking oil that contains condensed ceramide and nine vegetable oils to provide intense hydration and protection. This perfect treatment addresses dry and dehydrated skin. The unique formula transforms from a balm into oil on contact. It melts into skin, moisture and creates a cera-barrier shield to protect and seal in hydration. Ceramides and plant oils nourish skin without greasiness. Can also be used on cuticles, elbows, nails, and hair to keep them looking and feeling nourished and revitalized.
$35 for 1.4 oz
www.sephora.com
Caudalie Premier Cru
The Elixir lifts, firms, smoothes, nourishes, and brightens with a proven blend of Caudalie's three signature patents: resveratrol, viniferine, and polyphenols, plus five exceptional plant oils. This half-oil, half-serum prepares and complements the action of Premier Cru The Cream for a proven restructuring effect. It's a perfect blend of efficacy and luxury with the classic, delicate Premier Cru scent of rose and oak.
$98 for 0.98 fl oz
http://us.caudalie.com

Highlight: An Absolute Must Try…Tatcha
Japanese women have been known for their beautiful skin. Try these Tatcha products:

Gold Camellia Beauty Oil
A light and rich beauty oil for face, hair and body. Infused Licorice Root Extract gently calms skin, while young Bamboo and Green Tea fragrances offer transport to a Kyoto countryside. 
Camellia Oil and Squalane nourish skin and seal in moisture, while 24-karat gold flake gives skin a sensual glow. 
$95 for 1.01 Fl oz
From The Ageless line: Enriching Renewal Cream
Ideal for dry skin, this non-comedogenic, intensive renewal cream provides deep anti-aging benefits and promotes microcirculation to reduce age spots and renew appearance. 
The effective formula harnesses proven ingredients that work in harmony to promote microcirculation, preventing and reversing the signs of premature aging. It is non-irritating and non-sensitizing.
$185 for 50ml / 1.7 fl. oz.  
Ageless Revitalizing Eye Cream
An intensive eye cream with deep anti-aging properties. This Revitalizing Eye Cream nourishes and purifies skin, resulting in a decreased appearance of puffiness under eyes, dark circles, sunken eyes and eye spots. 
$135.00 for 0.5 fl oz
http://www.tatcha.com/