I cannot even begin to tell you all how excited I am about the entire Epicuren line and how much of an impact it has made on my skin in just the past three months that I’ve been using them! Combining nature and technology, Epicuren has managed to target all of the flaws in my skin and leave it feeling soft and luminous. It’s the first time in my adult life I actually feel comfortable going out in public without any makeup on!
My skin is a combination of oily and dry but more on the dry side and I think it is so important to stay hydrated with the right moisturizer. The Colostrum Cream Luminous Glow is 100% just heaven in a bottle and I’m super addicted! Michael keeps trying to use it too and I have to keep hiding it because this is one I’m just not willing to share. You should definitely try this one out because who doesn’t want glowing youthful dewy skin?! I work outside in the sun 5 days a week so it’s extremely crucial for me to maintain a skincare routine that is fitting to that. I use the Zinc Oxide Perfecting Sunscreen SPF 27 daily before applying my makeup and the Anti Aging Lip Balm with SPF 15 for extra protection. The sun is super damaging on the skin and any way I can prevent any unnecessary damage I do so and I always reapply throughout the day.
My #1 rule when it comes to keeping my skin healthy is to never EVER go to bed with makeup on. I don’t care how tired I am, I always find a way to go to bed with a cleansed face. I’m somewhat against using face wipes to take my makeup off, although I will in a pinch. Your makeup holds onto all those toxins and free radicals you’ve encountered throughout the day and when you don’t wash those away, and instead sleep with them throughout the night it can be very damaging on your skin. Not only does it clog your pores causing breakouts, but those free radicals breakdown healthy collagen in your skin causing fine lines. My current nightly ritual begins with their Citrus Herbal Cleanser (great for dissolving excess oils), followed by the Protein Mist Enzyme Toner (refreshes the skin and balances the skin’s pH), then I use the CXc Vitamin C Complex (great for neutralizing free radicals and reduces visible signs of aging), next I apply the Eye Alive Serum (brightens dark circles and hydrates), then I finish with the Colostrum Cream Luminous Glow for rehydration. I have medium to dark circles constantly under my eyes and have already noticed a massive difference in the little time I’ve been using their Eye Alive Serum. It’s super silky and is hydrating for that very delicate part of your skin. (I apply very gently with my ring fingers). My Rule #2 is to try not to wear makeup when you’ll be sweating and that’s why I never wear makeup to the gym! When my skin is dry and in need of a little more rescuing I’ll use the 3 in 1 Cleanser (dissolves impurities with a silky blend of antioxidants and lipid rich oils), followed by the Soothe Dermal Repair Mist (a lightweight toner), and then finish with my absolute favorite, the Skin Rejuvenation Therapy Moisturizing Cream packed with vitamins, amino acids, minerals, omegas, bioflavonoids and micronutrients. A few nights a week I will treat my skin to one of their fabulous masks including my favorites, the Chai Soy Mud Mask (absorbs excess oil and pulls toxins from the skin) and the Green Tea & Seaweed Soothing Mask (refreshes and rejuvenates the skin). I have also been using the Tropical Lave Body Wash in the Shower and I am loving the smell and how soft my skin feels after. I haven’t tried the Rosemary Lave yet, but it is next on my list and I imagine it’s just as silky and luscious. If you really want to treat your skin and your senses to a bottle of luxury, try the Sacred Indigo Exquisite Body Oil because it is so dreamy! (Also makes for a great gift)
It’s been 3 years since I was diagnosed with Lupus and although it’s been a difficult journey, I feel like I’m finally in a happy place and have learned to manage it well. I tend to get rashes on my chest and face as a symptom from the disease but I have noticed a huge difference in the quality of my skin since using Epicuren. I’m now a lifer of this brand and can’t wait to try out all the other special goodies they have.
*Special thanks to Heather for working out the perfect lineup for my skin, you’re the best!
Location: Sherman Oaks, California
Ciao Bella’s Xx B.