It's no surprise if you've been reading my blog or following me on Instagram for a while that I have turned into much more of a skin person than makeup person. Maybe it comes from working in the industry and seeing how different makeup can look on healthy, cared for skin versus someone that sleeps in their makeup regularly, never exfoliates, and doesn't think moisturizer is essential (it is, people). Or maybe it's because I'm not 19 anymore and I've started to see changes in my skin (wrinkles, texture, dark spots) as I've gotten older. Regardless, these are motivators for me to focus on skincare first and rely less on makeup to achieve a healthy, glowing complexion.
I get questions about my skin all the time, so today I'm going to be sharing the products I've been using lately to transform my skin into a more radiant, youthful complexion. Which brings me to Therapy Systems, a locally owned skincare + color brand based out of Nashville, TN that's been around for 25 years. I've used their products on and off over the last few years and was so excited when they reached out to me about working together. They sent me a few of my favorite products from the line and over the last 2 weeks I've only been using those products and gosh, you guys, my love affair started all over again. (Keep reading for an amazing promo they have for you guys!)
First up, the Cleansing Oil. Again, if you've been here before you probably know my obsession with oil cleansers. They are a normal/dry skin's dream! Removes all traces of makeup without stripping the skin. Apply to dry skin, massage all over face and neck, even the eyes, simply rinse away with water and voila! I've tried a lot of oil cleansers out there, I'm pretty picky and this one is at the top of my list!
Shown: mascara, liquid eye liner, 2 water-proof eye liners, & a liquid lipstick.
After massaging the Cleansing Oil onto dry skin.
After rinsing away the cleanser. NO residue!
Now getting into products with more active (aka anti-aging) ingredients, I use the Daily Active Cleanser 3 times a week for a skin pick-me-up. The milky texture soothes dry skin while the glycolic acid exfoliates the skin without any harsh/abrasiveness that physical exfoliates can have. [Side Note: This is available in a gel formula for normal/oily skin types as well.]
Another product swear by is the Sensitive Exfoliating Toner. This has glycolic acid in it as well but much less and is safe for sensitive skin types. I use this on days I don't use the Daily Active Cleanser. Just spray it onto a cotton round and sweep over a clean face to remove any dead skin or other impurities. I truly love this one so much, staple product for sure!
For eye creams, I like a more serum consistency because anything too thick leaves me with Milia (those hard, white bumps that don't go away) under my eyes. However, my under-eyes are my biggest problem area so I need something anti-aging. This is why I chose the Advanced Eye Renewal, an eye serum packed full of antioxidants (protects against environmental damage), plant stem cell peptides (boosts collagen), and Vitamins A, C & E which helps with darkness, puffiness, and wrinkles. This eye serum is targets all of my issues and I loveee it. [Side Note: You get a full 1 ounce, rather than 0.5 ounce like most eye creams, so it last forever.]
Lastly, I finish my routine with the Vitamin C Cream moisturizer morning and night. It's lightweight + soothing and packed full of antioxidants. When I think of Vitamin C I think lighten, brighten, and tighten-- who doesn't want that?! I love this for lightening up some subtle but annoying acne scars on my temples. To be honest, I've already seen a change and I couldn't be more thrilled.
☆ Now for the realllllly good stuff. ☆
Therapy Systems is running an amazing promotion right now. If you leave a review on their website for a specific product, you will receive a special PROMO CODE to use at checkout for 25% OFF your purchase! Even if you haven't used the product, write a review stating you heard about the products from me and are excited to try them, then you'll receive an email with the code to use on the website at checkout.
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There are so many products I love and use within the Therapy Systems line depending on my current skin issues and the time of year it is. But I can tell you this, if you want to see actual changes in your skin and reverse + prevent signs of aging, you need to use some type of active product. Get yourself a routine that fits your skin needs and stick. to. it. You will thank yourself later.
XX // EM
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