~I’m a CVS Beauty Club Member and received a gift card to work on my beauty resolutions. Opinions and stories are my own.~
At the start of the year I made a resolution to work on my skin. This was made mostly due to the fact that the winter dries it out so bad that I feel like my face is peeling, but also because I’d gotten behind on all my beauty routines when I was feeling the winter blues. Now spring is right around the corner and I feel it’s time to stop procrastinating and get to it!
Awhile ago I signed up to be a CVS Beauty Club Member. This gets me 10% OFF Beauty Shopping, $5 ExtraBucks Rewards for every $50 I spend on beauty products, $3 ExtraBucks Rewards on my birthday, coupons, tips and lots more. If you aren’t a member, you should really consider signing up!
However, before you head out shopping for beauty products with your ExtraCare Beauty Card, you need to narrow down your beauty resolution. What “Happy New You” are you hoping for this year? CVS Pharmacy has a plethora of beauty products and you don’t want to overwhelm yourself. Start with one goal and then move on to the next once you get the hang of that routine. For instance, my “Happy New You” is more clear and carefree. That means more moisturized, younger and less make-up compacted.
I started with the New Nuance Salma Hayek Collection. This line was inspired by her grandmother and designed to enhance the nuances of our everyday beauty. I chose the Wild Lime Exfoliating Facial Gel with Fruit Acids, Neem Leaf Extract and Green Tea. This gel enhances tone and texture of the skin, bringing out natural radiance. It’s also very rich in vitamins and minerals while also being paraben free.
There’s a soft scent to the gel that is very calming and unlike other exfoliating gel’s, this doesn’t have the rough texture that scratches up your face. After rinsing your skin, you apply and leave it for five minutes before removing it with warm water or a moist towel. It’s the perfect starter for a good morning / evening beauty routine that doesn’t require a lot of work. It also pairs well with my second choice!
After exfoliating, you want to make sure you moisturize your skin. I picked up a small bottle of AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream. I started small since I may change it up to super Age Affirm Firming Day & Night Cream.
The AM/PM super cream is made with tepezcohuite, borage oil & vitamins A&E. If my Mayan ancestors found the bark of the Tepezcohuite Tree to be effective skin treatment, then it is good enough for me! It helps tone, condition and smooth out the skin’s texture while the borage oil protects against dryness.
These two products together make a very simple beginning beauty routine to help me with my “Happy New You”. Pretty soon I’ll be sharing how these two products worked in the long run and what I’ll be adding onto my routine! The Nuance Salma Hayek line has everything from facials, make-up removers to super wrinkle helpers; so I have my work cut out for me!
If you find that Nuance isn’t for you, check out CVS/Pharmacy’s skincare line Skin + Pharmacy. It has many of the same similar products, including advanced acne treatments.
Have you decided on your Beauty Resolution for this year?