Second City Style’s 2009 Beauty Olympics Part 2: Skincare

April 26, 2009 • Magazine

Second City Style's 2009 Beauty Olympics  Part 2: Skincare

Second City Style's 2009 Beauty Olympics  Part 2: Skincare

Sun, 2009-04-26 06:00

Natayle Henry

There is nothing better than smooth, soft, healthy, beautiful skin! Who doesn’t want it? Again, we tried product after product to find those that would actually make your skin glow and most importantly look healthy. From skincare for all skin types to body butters that will make your skin healthy and baby soft, these are the must-have products for every woman’s beauty arsenal!

Normal Skin
Gold: Meaningful Beauty: Cleanse, Skin Softening Cleanser $29.95 for 30 day kit
“I’ve seen the infomercial for this brand and thought that it was a hoax. But, I can admit when I’m wrong! My skin is so soft…The tone and texture of my skin has changed for the better! —Sarah Holmes, Aspiring Singer
Silver: Hemloq Gel Cleanser $25
Bronze: In An Instant: Gentle Foaming Cleanser $29.95 (for 30 day kit)
A Must (to accompany any cleanser): Supracor Spacells $12

Gold: Origins Modern Friction $37
Silver: In An Instant: Instant Warming Scrub $29.95
Bronze: Wei East Pomegranate Anti-Oxidant Exfoliating Grains $24.98

Gold: Biotherm Multi Recharge Super Hydrator $37
“I live in New York and always need extra moisture (especially in the winter) and this moisturizer actually does that. I don’t need to continue to reapply throughout the day and my skin doesn’t peel at all anymore!” —Tori Watson, Dancer
Silver: Meaningful Beauty: Maintenance 1+ Daily Moisture $29.95 (for 30 day kit)
Bronze: Wei East Ultimate Renewal $29.98

Moisturizer With SPF
Gold: Wei East Multi-Tasking Day Cream with SPF $29.98

Gold: Bliss Steep Clean $54
“OMG!! Where has this been all my life! I can’t say this enough—this has got to be the BEST mask I’ve ever put on my face!! My skin is radiant and fabulous. I can’t live without it!” —Natayle Henry, Beauty Editor
Silver: Origins Make A Difference Sheet Mask $36
Bronze: Meaningful Beauty: Masque, Facial Masque $29.95 30 day kit

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Gold: Givenchy Radically No Surgetics Serum $115
Silver: WEI East China Herbal Ultimate Renewal $29.98
Bronze: DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge $68

Gold: Givenchy Radically No Surgetics Cream $145
“Who likes to admit that they’ve been looking a little haggard lately?Well, I had to do just that! I’ve been on a mad quest to find anything that actually says what it does, and I finally have! My skin looks as if I begun turning back the hands of time.” —Sandra Web, Teacher
Silver: Clarins Extra-Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum $78
Bronze: L’Bel Cellvivance Intensive Firming and Reactivating Facial Treatment Cream

Dry, Sensitive Skin
Gold: RevaléSkin Facial Cleanser $24.88
“My skin is super sensitive, so I was a little hesitant to try anything new. But, I’m so glad I did!” —Felicia K, Casting Director
Silver: pHisoderm Cream Cleanser for Sensitive Skin $3.79
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser $7.99
Bronze: Abrioné Honey Oatmeal Cleanser $60

Gold: Wei East Green Tea Anti-Oxidant Facial Scrub $59.98 (for set)
Silver: Abrioné Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub Skin Resurfacing $40

Gold: Abrioné Balancing Act Herbal Toner $35.50

Gold: Pevonia Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream $51.50
Silver: Yes To Carrots Moisturizing Day Cream, for Dry to Sensitive Skin $14.99
Bronze: The Healing Seed Facial Cream $13.95

Moisturizer with SPF
Gold: RevaléSkin Day Cream $110
Silver: L’Bel Préventive Multiprotective Young Skin Moisturizing Treatment with SPF 15 Cream
Bronze: Boscia Vital Daily Moisture SPF 15 $27

Gold: Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Facial Mask $14.99
Silver: Yes To Carrots Exfoliating and Soothing Mud Mask for Dry to Sensitive Skin $14.99

Anti-Wrinkle Treatment
Gold: Wei East Natural Face List Firming Pads $29.98
“It was easy to use – you paste on little ready made strips which are doused in cream – and you can feel and actually see firming results in 10 minutes.” —Carol Calacci, SCS Managing Editor
Silver: Wei East Expression Line-Smoothing Strips

Gold: RevaléSkin Night Cream $110
Silver: Wei East Firming Essence $14.95

Oily and Acne-Prone Skin
Gold: SensiClear Purifying Cleanser $19.95 (for trial set)
“I’ve screamed SensiClear’s name from the rooftops for over a year now and I will continue to do so! This system is the BEST thing that’s ever touched my face!” —Natayle Henry, Beauty Editor
Silver: Proactiv Solution Renewing Cleanser $29.95 (for starter kit)
Bronze: Spacadet Busta Grime $26
Honorable Mention: Clearasil Ultra Daily Face Wash $7.19

Gold: Abrioné Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub Skin Resurfacing $40
Silver: Clearasil Ultra Acne Clearing Scrub $7.19

Gold: SensiClear Balancing Toner
Silver: Proactiv Solution Revitalizing Toner
Bronze: L’Bel Essential Astringent-Balancing Lotion Toner $18
Boscia Clear Complexion Tonic with Botanical Blast $19

Gold: Proactiv Solution Green Tea Moisturizer
“LOVE THIS!!! It’s light yet very moisturizing. Perfect for Summer.” —Amorette Henry, Luxe Personal Assistant
Silver: Yes To Tomatoes Facial Hydrating Lotion $14.99
Bronze: Spacadet Nuttin Butta B Thang $28

Moisturizer with SPF
Gold: DERMAdoctor Ain’t Misbehavin Skin Clarifying & Mattifying Sunscreen SPF 30 $30
Silver: Proactiv Solution Oil Free Moisturizer with SPF 15

Gold: Proactiv Solution Refining Mask
“A miracle in a tube! I put a drop of this on when a I noticed a pimple forming and by morning it was nowhere to be seen.” —Kelly Miles, Self-proclaimed Stylista
Silver: Boscia Clarifying Detox Mask $25
Bronze: Spacadet Sister Sludge $26

Spot Treatment
Gold: Proactiv Solution Advanced Blemish Treatment
“Worked really fast at drying up my blemish, plus the smell wasn’t horrible, which is not something I can say for some of the other products!”—Bonnie J Brown, Fashion Writer
Silver: RareMinerals Blemish Therapy Acne Healing $28
Bronze: Spacadet Holy Zit $26
Honorable Mention: DERMAdoctor Ain’t Misbehavin Medicated Emergency Acne Spot Treatment $36
Clearasil ULTRA Pimple Blocker Pen $9.59

Radiance Booster
Gold: Clarins Protective Brightening Day Lotions SPF 20 $59
“Not only did this protect my face from the sun, but skin actual began glowing with continued use.” —Vanessa Tyler, Musician

All Skin Types
Spot-Lightening Treatment/Brightening Treatments
Gold: Bliss Steep Clean Mask $54
Silver: Clarins Bright Plus HP Intensive Brightening Mask Instant Clarity $32
“I LOVED the Carins brightening Mask. I have used the mask a few hours before big nights out and my skin has never looked better. Like I slept for days!” -Lauren Dimet Waters, Editor-In-Chief
Clarins Bright Plus HP Brightening Peel Gentle Renewing Lotion $59
Bronze: DERMAdoctor Immaculate Correction Potent Hydroquinone-Free Skin Brightener $62

De-puffing Eye Treatments
Gold: Origins No Puffery Cooling Mask for Puffy Eyes $21
Silver: ANEW Rejuvenate 24 Hour Eye Moisturizer $30
“It’s been an ongoing joke (for as long as I can remember) that my puffy eyes resemble my precious Chihuahua . . . though my little bundle of joy is super cute to me, he’s not someone I’d like to be compared to. Thank GOD for this mask. My eyes are looking like a human’s again!” —Monet, Songwriter
Hemloq Eye Gel $44
Bronze: Wei East Eyes Alive $19.95

At Home Chemical Peels
Gold: ANEW Clinical Advanced Retexturizing Peel $25

At Home Microdermabrasions
Gold: Youthful Essence: Resurfacing Cream $79.90
“Finally! An at-home microdermabrasion that does not make my skin feel like it’s been burned off by acid! My skin is significantly smoother and noticeably clearer.” —Jenna B., Stylist
Silver: ANEW Clincal Advanced Dermabrasion System $28
Bronze: DERMAdoctor Physical Chemistry Facial Microdermabrasion + Multiacid Chemical Peel $75

Body Wash
Gold: Abrioné Fig Caramel Bath/Shower Gel $24
The Healing Seed Body Wash $12.75
Silver: Green By Nature Body Wash $8.99

Body Scrub
Gold: Soft & Beautiful SKIN Moisture Soft Exfoliating Body Polish $8.49
Abrioné Red Wine Body Scrub Silver: Sugar Mama Honey Scrub $26
Bronze: Softsoap Body Butter Coconut Scrub $4.49

Overall Body Lotion
Gold: The Healing Seed Body Lotion $13.95
Silver: Soft & Beautiful SKIN MoistureSoft Body Lotion $6.49
Dr. Susan Taylor’s RX for Brown Skin Skin-Evening Body Butter $27
Bronze: Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion $11.49

Hand Cream
Gold: Brookstone Formula 210 Hand Cream $12.50
“The first hand cream that actually kept my hands moisturized all day!” —Kelley Epps-Woods, Beauty Writer and Makeup Artist
VB Cosmetics Shea Butter Hand Cream $12.50
Silver: Yes To Carrots Hand and Elbow Moisturizing Cream $10.99
Bronze: Yes To Carrots Hand Cream

Anti Cellulite/Firming Treatment
Gold: Bliss Fat Girl Slim $54
Silver: Clarins Lift High Definition Body Lift Cellulite Control Smoothes and Firm $65
Bronze: DermaQuest Skin Therapy DermaFirm

Heavy Duty Body Cream
Gold:Soft & Beautiful SKIN MoistureSoft Body Butter Cream $5.99
“My skin stayed moisturized all day, felt super soft and left a great scent” —Kelley Epps-Woods, Beauty Writer and Makeup Artist
Silver: Yes To Carrots Body Butter $12.99
Bronze: Dr. Susan Taylor’s RX for Brown Skin Skin-Evening Body Butter $27

Stretch Mark Cream
Gold: ANEW Clinical Professional Stretch Mark Smoother $25

Foot Cream
Gold: VB Cosmetics Heels and Elbows Cream Cracked Skin and Calluses Disappear $17
Silver: DERMAdoctor Feet Accompli $34
“My feet look and feel as if I just left my pedicurist. It’s amazing!” —Stephanie W., Associate Producer

Sunscreen (Lightweight)
Gold: LUCA Sunscreen with SPF 30 $30
Silver: Proactiv Daily Protection Plus Sunscreen with SPF 15 $17.25

Sunscreen (Heavy Duty)
Gold: Proactiv Solution Daily Plus Sunscreen SPF 30

Self Tanner for Face
Gold: Aviva Labs Light Sunless Self-Tanner $20
“I absolutely hate being exposed to the sun, but when I have no choice I need something that’s going to truly protect me…This does just that!” —Lauren Lee, Assistant Stylist

Self Tanner for Body
Gold: DermaQuest DermaGlow Self Tanner for the Body
“I’m so sensitive to self-tanners. I breakout in a rash or hives, so needless to say, I was a little skeptical to try this…SO glad I did! It gives the perfect-looking natural tan and doesn’t break out my sensitive skin.” —Kristi P., Regional Account Director
Silver: Aviva Labs Light Sunless Self-Tanner

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