|Press Sample. All opinions are my own.|
As a woman over 40, I fully expected to be dealing with skin aging issues - dullness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation. I didn't expect to still be dealing with pimples and blemishes. I felt like an alien - an old broad with teenage zits. My first reaction was to deal with the pimples the same way I did when I was a kid - drying tonics. Sure, some of them work as spot treatments, but drying out all of my skin is bad. Now I know that my oily skin still needs moisture, and that the balance of oil - along with knocking out the pimple-causing bacteria - is the way to keep my skin looking better over the long term.
Avanti RX's Clearly Luminous Serum introduced me to two ingredients I've never seen in skincare before - Lilac Stem Cells and Spin Trap.
There is some evidence that Lilac Stem Cells possess multi-faceted benefits in skincare, being more effective at fighting inflammation than hydrocortizone and interrupting the process that leads to hyper-pigmentation.
Spin Trap is a new kind of weapon in the free-radical war. Most anti-oxidants attack indiscriminately and chemically turn free-radicals into water. Spin Traps are 'intelligent' anti-oxidants and stabilize the molecules before they become free-radicals - thereby avoiding any damage.
|Avanti Rx-inspired nailart! I used Color Club French Tip for the base color, and painted leaves with Deborah Lippmann Mermaid's Dream. I painted the logo with Maybelline Bold Gold and Wet 'n Wild Black Creme.|