jenuplusI love a good skin care tool. And the simplicity of this one got me.

JeNu is all about absorption. The tool itself uses ultrasonic technology to help your skin care products penetrate the dermal layers more effectively. The beauty of this particular tool is the ability to use your own products. And let's be honest, who doesn't have a linen closet full of skin care products.

The JeNu Ultrasonic Infuser System is designed with two vital components working together — the Infuser Wand and the MicroSphere Conducting Gel. After you cleanse your face and apply your skin care products, simply go over your face with the wand in a circular motion (use a pea size amount of the conducting gel for each location). It shuts off automatically after one minute. I use it all over, however, I especially target my eyes and the area around my mouth. It is so easy to travel with and holds a charge for weeks, depending on use.

Says Dr. Sonia Batra, dermatologist and lead medical advisor of JeNu,

"When it comes to delivery of active ingredients, products do need a bit of a nudge. Much of the ingredients that we apply topically continue to sit atop the skin before they evaporate. That’s why results you see from your topical products often take so long, and often fall short. JeNu utilizes painless ultrasound technology — something that’s been used in a medical setting for decades — to increase the skin’s ability to absorb treatment products. And it’s been clinically proven to do so by six times."

As for my personal results, I have noticed a huge difference in skin hydration. And because of that, my skin looks smooth and supple. Have I noticed wrinkle reduction? Not yet. However, I am pleased with how my products are absorbing into my skin, enabling my products to work harder than on their own.

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What a pleasant surprise today was.

I walked into my favorite boutique (Jeffre Scott) and found the gorgeous Ada Polla there! Within seconds, we were off to the back room, immersed in conversation. I just love seeing Ada when she is in town.

And I love her products.

The Alchimie Forever skin care collection is dermatologist-tested and designed to solve immediate and long-term skin concerns. Alchimie Forever originated through the practice of using skincare as a post-procedure supplement — effective, yet gentle anti-aging formulas.

Like this lightening serum.

Packaged in a luxurious airless pump-tube, this serum imparts a youthful appearance to the face by targeting uneven pigmentation. A cocktail of powerful anti-pigmentation actives, specifically alpha-arbutin, vitamin C and citrus extract, rejuvenates the skin by preventing sun damage, evening out pigmentation and lightening brown spots. 

Yep. It's mine now.

I am smitten. Actually, more like full-on in love.

Two years ago, my sister, Kelly, introduced me to the phenomenal Omorovicza skin care line. With the help of my favorite ladies (and true aficionados) at Neiman Marcus Willow Bend, Maria Hanna and Denise Brown, I have been hooked ever since.

While I was sad to miss the big Omorovicza event in Dallas last month with founder Margaret de Heinrich, my mom and sisters enjoyed every second. And I celebrated from afar with two of my most recent purchases for the body, Gold Sugar Scrub and Body Cream. From the ingredients to the science to the delivery, Omorovicza's got it going on. 

The Gold Sugar Scrub uses fair-trade cane sugar to refine the texture of the skin by eliminating dead skin cells, and it contains gold (a powerful anti-inflammatory) and a unique blend of floral oils. The Body Cream is rich and nourishing, and it seriously hydrates the skin. In addition, the formula restores the skin’s elasticity and protects it from environmental damage encountered on a daily basis. Omega 6 Ceramide tightens the lipid matrix to strengthen the skin's barrier function, while peptides help boost collagen to restore a youthful elasticity and firmness.

Both body products are a must! In addition to every single product in the Omorovicza line up, of course!

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Photo left to right: Charlene Boynton, Jennifer Boynton, Kelly Boynton, Margaret de Heinrich

ElementalEmulsionLast spring, I wanted to add a super lightweight, yet hydrating, moisturizer into my daily routine. I chose Elemental Emulsion, as Omorovicza is one of my favorite skin care lines.

Not only was this oil-free lotion exactly what I was looking for, it has become my favorite product in the entire line! Containing marine extracts and hyaluronic acid, it delivers long lasting moisture to the deep layers of the skin while controlling shine on the surface. It turns skin into velvet. It not only looks gorgeous on skin, it feels like heaven.

While Elemental Emulsion can be used as a moisturizer, it can also be treated as a serum. I plan to layer over it from fall into winter. I am seriously in love with this product.

I will never be without it. Once you try it, you'll feel the same.

How many times have you mistakenly put your skin through the ringer? For me, more often than I'd like to admit.

With the amount of products I use and review, it's easy to get a little overzealous in my skin care routine. Especially when my dermatologist tells me I need to up my retinoid. So when I met Lisa Goldfaden, Vice President of Marketing for GOLDFADEN MD (one of my newfound skin care loves), I was a mess! However, it turned out to be such a good thing.

lisagoldfadenGOLDFADEN MD is known for its problem-solving skincare remedies, targeting a range of specific skin concerns inspired by treatments developed in Dr. Goldfaden’s South Florida dermatology practice. Timing was perfect, as crazy as that sounds. Add yet another new skin care product, or five, to my face? Yes.

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Goldfaden for a facial at Jeffre Scott's in Charlotte. I came in with inflamed skin and left in recovery mode. What was truly remarkable was the difference in how my skin felt (from the inside out) and looked in less than 24 hours. Crazy! And today, my skin looks amazing.

GOLDFADEN MD is the first physician strength, dermatologist developed, natural skin care line in the industry. The highly efficacious, non-prescription skin care solutions utilize state-of-the-art technologies with active plant cells and anti-oxidant rich botanicals. No harsh ingredients. My skin can attest to that. I absolutely love the Pure Start gel cleanser. So gentle, yet so effective. Needle-less, another favorite, is packed with 100% pure Hyaluronic Acid and advanced anti-aging Hexapeptides to plump, tighten and smooth the appearance of fine lines and deep creases. The best part, it works immediately, in addition to providing long-term results. I couldn't help but add Radical Difference, their super serum with Red Tea and Cherry Extracts. It creates a protective barrier that prevents and repairs skin imperfections, while reducing the appearance of redness. Others that I look forward to adding soon — Doctor's Scrub, Fresh A Peel, Wake Up Call and new-to-market Fleuressence Native Botanical Cell Oil.

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Oh, and if you've been looking for an awesome hand cream, Hands To Heart puts all other hand creams to shame! It was developed to address the unique needs of the hands. It's rich, yet fast-absorbing and helps fade dark spots and reduce the appearance of fine lines, while instantly smoothing and plumping skin. It's deliciously addicting! 

If you want a naturally effective skin care regimen, you need to try GOLDFADEN MD. Stop in Jeffre Scott in Charlotte and ask for a few samples. Or, shop online. You will find the products to be super gentle, while addressing your skin's every need.

Available exclusively at Jeffre Scott