7 Skincare Saviors for Daylight Savings Beauty

7 Skincare Saviors for Daylight Savings.  Daylight Savings Time is quickly approaching on this Sunday, November 2nd, meaning it’s time to “fall back” on the best beauty routine. The time change cuts the day short (ugh), but on the flip side, we’re afforded an extra hour of sleep!!  The rare luxury of additional beauty rest must be taken advantage of!  I love using sleeping masks, oils and serums at night to boost my skincare routine.

Pro Tip: “Overnight is a great time to leave on a deeper moisturizer or mask. It’s skin’s time to renew and recover.” – Dr. Gervaise Gerstner, L’Oréal Paris Consulting Dermatologist

Night time is the RIGHT time!  The evening is when you want to do repair work – that means products with no SPF and targeted ingredients that can make a marked difference in your skin by morning.  Here are some new favorites…

DaylightSavings 7 Skincare Saviors for Daylight Savings Beauty

The Rundown:

blisslabs active 99.0 Restorative Night Cream

Bliss spa has created the ultimate fusion of science and spa in new the active 99.0 line. These professional-grade treatments feature 99%-active-filled formulas that correct all signs of aging to make skin look dramatically younger. This rich, nourishing nighttime treatment features a special blend of algisium C, niacinamide, kojic acid, and gardenia stem cells to help repair the signs of aging while you sleep.

Price: $150, Available at bliss spas nationwide and on blissworld.com

Elemis Pro-Collagen Eye Masks

Apply these little miracle workers to the under eye area at bedtime, peel off in the morning, and voila. Eye contours are left looking visibly smoother and feeling intensely moisturized. These clinically proven hydra-gel eye masks are formulated to instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the delicate and fragile eye area. Potent plankton extract, combined with the power of padina pavonica and chlorella, provides an instant skin-tightening effect, while hyaluronic acid hydrates.

o   90% agreed the product instantly hydrated the fragile eye area

o   84% agreed the product left the under eye area feeling revitalized

o    71% agreed the product left skin around the eyes instantly tightened

Price: $85, Available at TimetoSpa.com

Erno Laszlo Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask

With the new Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask, Erno Laszlo redefines the term “Beauty Sleep” by introducing an overnight sleeping mask that delivers unprecedented moisture and vital nutrients while you sleep. Sourced from the mountains, desert and sea, state-of-the-art hydrating ingredients such as Prickly Pear and Brown Algae are included in the Hydra-Therapy Memory Sleep Mask formula to provide optimal moisture results.

Price: $90, Available at ErnoLaszlo.com, The Institute—Erno Laszlo, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask

L’Oréal Paris introduces the Revitalift Triple Power Intensive Overnight Mask into the Revitalift Triple Power Collection. Designed to be used nightly, this leave-on facial mask for hydrates skin, reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, re-firms contours and replenishes facial volume while you sleep. Unlike traditional masks that can feel hard or tight on skin, this lightweight cream absorbs weightlessly into the skin. It utilizes Elasti-Flex™ Texture, a revolutionary polymer complex that forms an elastic, invisible mask to cradle the skin. By morning, skin looks and feels younger.

Price: $24.99, Available at lorealparisusa.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers

Peter Thomas Roth Mega-Rich Anti-Aging Sleeping Mask

This intensive moisturizing and firming overnight treatment helps replenish moisture, soothe and calm skin, and reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. Proprietary peptides help to firm, tone, smooth and clarify the look of skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and the severity of deep wrinkles for younger looking skin. Nourishing Sweet Almond Oil and Aloe help moisturize and repair the look of dry, damaged skin while Sepi-Calm™ S* helps reduce irritation.

Price: $68, Available at PeterThomasRoth.com

Caudalie Polyphenol c15 Overnight Detox Oil

Caudalie’s exclusive stabilized Grape-seed Polyphenols, the most powerful anti-oxidants in the plant world, have joined forces with the top-performing stabilized Vitamin C to block damaging free-radicals in an unprecedented, effective manner.  This dry oil helps to renew and protect your overtired skin while you sleep. A cocktail of 5 essential oils and 3 vegetal oils, this 100% plant-based formula promotes cellular renewal and toxin elimination.

Price: $52, Available at www.Caudalie.com, Sephora, and Caudalie boutiques

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol B E

Resveratrol B E is an intensive antioxidant night concentrate that boosts skin’s endogenous antioxidant defense system to help repair and prevent accumulated damage. Meant to be used overnight, this potent treatment enhances skin’s natural antioxidant defense system which activates as you sleep, neutralizing age-accelerating internal free radicals, strengthening functionality to resist new damage, and promoting skin’s natural repair to diminish the signs of accumulated damage.

Price: $145, Available at SkinCeuticals.com

Sleep Pretty!!

Night Out: Paradis Latin Cabaret Paris…

While in Paris – I got to attend an authentic Parisian cabaret show!  Paradis Latin Cabaret which is located at 28 rue Cardinal Lemoine, 75005 in the Latin Quarter of Paris.  We took the metro and it was a short walk from the station.  It was first built in 1803 and was initially called Théâtre Latin. Tragically, it burned down but was rebuilt in 1887-1889 by Gustave Eiffel (yes THAT Eiffel…..) It was closed around 1900, but was partially reconstructed and reopened in 1970.

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When we arrived, we were escorted  to a private area above the stage to enjoy some bubbly – THEN we got to go on a tour of the club.  The best part was going backstage to meet the dancers, they were prepping and primping and ironically – they were using a lot of the products that we got from Pharmacie Monge[Continue reading]

Drugstore Diva: Shop With Me at Pharmacie Monge Paris…

Pharmacie Monge Paris is one of the premiere places to get your French pharmacie beauty goodies in the city.  To start our afternoon, first, we had an amazing lunch complete with perfectly roasted fish and endless glasses of wine at La Taverna [22 Rue du Champ de Mars 75007 Paris] then we hopped into a chauffeured My Paris VIP Van and  headed over to Pharmacie Monge.  With my gift of 100 Euros in hand – I hit the ground running.  Having already shopped in french pharmacies before – I knew it would be crowded.  Pharmacie Monge was no different…except that it is HUGE and stretches over what is equivalent to a NYC block. It’s one of the biggest pharmacies in Paris. The place was HOPPING – crazy busy and had 3000 visitors just the day before.

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If you know anything about French pharmacie shopping…you know that some of the brands we love and cherish in the US are imported (like Clarins, Phyto, Caudalie, La Roche Posay, Lierac, Darphin) the formulas are also drastically different because there are no pesky FDA regulations to deal with.  The main difference?  The price.  For example, a travel size Caudalie beauty elixir retails for $19 at Sephora – at Pharmacie Monge it’s 9,90 € (about $11.50)

The aisles at Pharmacie Monge are well lit and organized PLUS they have an extremely helpful multilingual staff that were able to make recommendations based on your skin type.  They also had some exclusive sizes of items that I didn’t see at other pharmacies in town. Here’s a sampling of what I got…
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Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit Challenge…

Crest 3D White Whitestrips Luxe Supreme FlexFit

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Galeries Lafayette Paris

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TMG Travel: My Day as a Tourist + Hyatt Paris Madeleine…

Eiffel Tower

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Lisa Price - Carol's Daughter

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Le Labo Fragrances in Paris

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Hotel Labourdonnais Paris

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TMG Faves: Lift Lab Lift and Firm Eye Cream…

Lift Lab Lift and Firm Eye Cream

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Ian McCabe Studio

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Paris is All About The Pretty

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Fall 2014: MAC Brooke Shields Makeup Collection…

MAC Brooke Shields - Fall 2014

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7 Innovative Skincare Products for Fall…

7 Innovative Skincare Products

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Fall 2014: MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection

MAC Rocky Horror

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TMG Faves: Sally Hansen® Miracle Gel™

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polishq

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6 Tips to Stay Forever Young

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TMG Faves: Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint…

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint

Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint ($55) is my new favorite! Did I tell you I'm going to Paris?  I did??!!?  Sorry, I'm excited.  I just know It's going to be a blast!  I also know that I have to streamline my packing because last time....I had … [Continue reading]