~I received an Eleven Skin Kit for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
One of the most important things to me is skincare. Had I known years ago the effect the sun would have on my aging process I would have started out taking better care of it at a younger age. Much like Nicole Oden (owner of ElevenSkin) I would stare in the mirror with a bit of frustration. There are days I don’t mind growing older and then there is the rest of the year where I’d rather put on a layer of beautiful skin.
Recently I had been given the opportunity to try out a new line of natural anti-aging skincare products by ElevenSkin. This lovely line was created by Nicole Oden’s desire to capture the healing properties of the ocean.
You should use a cleanser every day. Soaps tend to dry out the skin on your face so you really only want to use them from the neck down. Refresh Cleanser is a rich moisturizing cleansing serum that unclogs pores, washes away irritants and leaves your skin feeling incredibly fresh. Rich in antioxidants and seaweed extracts it helps to promote elasticity and firmness. Make sure to also use it at night before you go to bed to remove any oils and make-up.
Once you have cleansed your skin, you need to re-hydrate it. There are two products in the ElevenSkin Kit that help with this, the Smooth Eye Creme and the Protect Day Creme / SPF 18. The Smooth creme helps hydrate under your eyes and works just as well under make-up. This really helps to sooth and calm the eyes and diminish the appearance of fine lines.
The Protect Day Creme/SPF 18 is one of the most important cremes as it is packed with 17 amino acids combined with SPF 18 to hydrate and nourishe your skin while protecting against UV rays.
The last step of the kit is the Hydrate Serum. This is for nightly use alongside the Smooth Eye Cream and is made with a blend of essential oils to help repair skin. There is no greater feeling than waking up with nourished skin in the morning!
I really love these products. ElevenSkin does a great job of keeping my skin soft, smooth and fresh each day. Before it had arrived my forehead and around my eyebrows kept getting so dry they’d peel. Unless I wanted to put on an oily moisturizer under my makeup (this doesn’t work) it would just dry out halfway through the day and cake under my makeup. After using the Smooth Eye Cream and Protect Day Creme for a week I realized I hadn’t dealt with the dryness for days; plus my eyes look more awake than they ever had before!