Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Carry On

I know I promised you all kinds of goodness from NYFW and didn’t deliver. The truth is, I got sick, the subways weren’t working and all I have to show for it is I’m Sorry For What I Wore When I Was Cold. Needless to say, fashion week does not slow down the aging process, but I know what does…so if you want to find out or at least slow it down, keep reading!

Young Skin And How To Get It

We all know that skin starts to wrinkle after the age of 20. But why? Very simply, human skin produces a wax that holds moisture in young skin. When we hit 20, production of this natural liquid wax winds down, allowing moisture to freely escape from our plump young skin cells. They begin to lose shape and structure and outer skin layer thins and folds in on itself…cue violins.

But guess what–there’s a sustainable plant that produces a wax ester that is able to put this liquid wax back into skin, and it’s Jojoba.



After  using the Jojoba Company’s products for the past 10 months, I have a much deeper understanding of how amazing this plant is. My favorite pick is the 100% Natural Ultimate Jojoba Youth Potion.

The market is saturated with oils and “youth” serums {and I have tried many of them}. Honestly, I was smitten with this one from the moment I popped the cap and inhaled the light botanical scent. I also love the texture – it’s deeply moisturizing, but light and not sticky. The low down is that this product harnesses the anti-aging powers of jojoba, which again, is not an oil, but rather a wax ester that is chemically comparable to those that form about 30% of a young human skin’s moisture barrier. This potion works like a multi-vitamin for the skin, improving texture and radiance and minimizing wrinkles.

My other favorites: Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser is on my short list of truly great cleansers. The jojoba beads release their nourishing esters and are much better for you than more aggressive scrubs that can scratch and irritate your delicate skin. Three times a week in the shower is perfect.

The Jojoba Antioxidant Hydrating Mist is a great pick-me-up in the evenings or afternoons and if you want to beautify while you sleep {who doesn’t?} then you need to try the Intense Overnight Renewal Cream. Of course if you want to moisturize your body, face, lips or have any sort of skin condition, there’s nothing better than the powerful little bottle of 100% Australian Golden Jojoba.

Beauty is More Than Skin Deep

* p.s.  I should also mention that I love that this company is part of the solution to end the relentless hunting and killing of Sperm Whales, which have long been harvested by the beauty industry for the wax ester found in their head cavity {eww–right?}. In contrast, a Jojoba shrub can live up to 300 years in semi-arid regions, is drought tolerant and needs no chemical pesticides.

* p.s.s. Just to keep things in perspective, I completely agree with this 96 year old grandma, who gave the ultimate advice about staying young and hot forever {and based on her philosophy, I’m pretty sure she would’ve been a fan of jojoba}.

Love to you lovelies! I will be back soon to take you someplace exotic, iconic and more. Can you guess where?

20 Comments

Classiq July 10, 2017 at 16:36

Thank you for your recommendations, Mary Jo. Your reviews are among the very few that I trust. I loved those 20 pieces of advice for staying young and hot, they make so much sense. I am sorry you couldn’t cover more of NYFW, I sure would of enjoyed a genuine and fresh point of view.

La Contessa July 10, 2017 at 18:03

WE START to WRINKLE at age 20?!!
HORRORS………..
This sounds like a potion I am using which I too adore.
Off to respond to your email!!!!
XOXO

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic July 11, 2017 at 10:10

Hope you’re feeling better now!!!!
I posted under your comment where to buy that skull candle…..

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic July 11, 2017 at 19:55

Hi !!!!
Hope you found that skull candle you were looking for…

Enara Girl July 13, 2017 at 00:00

I didn’t try that product but it seems very good. My skin started to wrinkle. xoxo

Kizzy Von Doll July 13, 2017 at 09:04

These products look super!! I hope you are feeling better, not fun being unwell!! I am much better, thank you :))) I hope you have a gorgeous week 🙂 xx

Pamela RG July 15, 2017 at 15:14

Welcome back. I’m closely watching the NY Fashion Week. Looking for some inspiring Street Style. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Diana Mieczan July 16, 2017 at 09:45

Oh, feel better soon, sweetie and I really need to try those products. They sound awesome! xoxo

Diana Cloudlet July 17, 2017 at 06:39

Oh, I Like your blog and your style of writing! Also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! Great job! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

Zara July 17, 2017 at 08:45

thanks for sharing your beauty treats tips, these products sound promising!
Amaranth oil is doing miracles to skin, too!
Loved the grandma’s happy life advices, great ones to follow at any age!
Hope you are feeling better! Take good care of you and drink hot herbal teas with honey, that’s healing! 🙂

June July 17, 2017 at 16:22

These seem great! HOpe you are feeling better now. I’ve been under the weather too
Keep in touch
xx

LPC July 18, 2017 at 00:38

Doesn’t cause any breakouts? I’m sadly prone!

Catherine Robinson July 18, 2017 at 02:18

I love a face oil…always happy to find another one…this looks fabulous…the botanical scent is very tempting.
Enjoy your week and thank you for popping by, lovely to hear from you. 🙂

Denise July 18, 2017 at 17:50

Hi !-I love to splurge on expensive face products once in awhile.It’s one more way to pamper Myself….Bubble baths,lotions,creams,going out to restaurants,Merlot with Dark chocolate.kissing baby faces,reading My bible, to mention a tiny few….There are so many delights in My life.The Grandma’s story was fun to read and what was most charming was the Granddaughter honored Her so well. -thank you

Rowena July 18, 2017 at 21:22

You had me at youth potion :p This line sounds lovely and it’s great that they’re an ethical company too. So to hear you were under the weather. It’s been an especially harsh winter which must be even rougher on you since you’re used to Cali weather. Hope you’re all better now and let’s hope spring arrives on schedule in a few weeks. Just found and followed you on Instagram 🙂

miss b July 20, 2017 at 12:16

I hope you’re feeling better now. These products sound interesting and certainly worth a try! Great review.

Ann July 20, 2017 at 19:16

Now I know how our skin ages,
and thanks for the existence of Jojoba. These products really look great. Everybody loves a great skin including me. Nice post.

Have a great weekend.

FASHION TALES July 20, 2017 at 22:47

Great beauty products to have. I actually use a rosewater facial mist that I make and sometimes natural serums, but my favourites are jojoba oil and argan oil. Wonderful! <3 I do hope your March is starting of well. xx/Madison

cat eyes & skinny July 21, 2017 at 09:38

Ooh, these products look {and sound!} so lush – I’m definitely going to seek out Jojoba!

Couture Carrie July 21, 2017 at 18:33

Fab review! Must try!

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