24 Carats? How about 40?

Given the latest push for environmentally friendly, well, everything, magazines have been touting the benefits of organic beauty products. I’m a skeptic by nature, so it takes more than the word of an editor who’s probably pressed to fill space to get me to buy. It takes a sale. Luckily, I found the 40 Carrots line of beauty products on sale recently. I picked up the Carrot+Mango Moisture Splurge and the Carrot + C Vitamin Serum. Both claim to naturally firm the skin and improve your skin’s appearance.

It’s love. The scent of both these products is fresh and citrus-y. It takes just a small amount of each product, and the results are nearly instant. The Vitamin Serum tightens the skin gently (you can actually feel it – I mistook it for skin dryness at first) while the Moisture Splurge refines the way the skin appears and adds much-needed moisture. Given that my skin is normally bone-dry and sporting redness, this lotion passed my litmus test.

Another great find recently – well, let’s call it a rediscovery. Back when Avon first came out with its Anew line of skin care, I bought my first jar and was blown away by its ability to seemingly erase fine lines. So when a friend became an Avon rep, it took me no time at all to order a jar.

Times have changed – for the better. There are several variations on the theme, which makes it somewhat more difficult to choose the right product. But I managed to find what I think is right for my skin type and so far, Anew has impressed me yet again. That you can now order online through any representative’s website makes it so much easier than trying to locate a rep, then waiting for a visit.

What have you found (or rediscovered) that you can’t live without?

December 28, 2008. must-have products. Leave a comment.