Normally when you hear the word anti-aging formula, the first thing you’re going to think of is a face or eye cream, not shampoo. I’d assume this because as someone who works in the beauty industry, that was the last thing that came to my mind, but to my surprise, shampoo is now going to be a product associated with anti-aging formulas thanks to companies like Caviar and the Anti-Aging Volume Shampoo. They aren’t the only company with such a product, but it’s the only one I’ve found that I would try because it combines two of my favorite things: rejuvenated hair and volume.
The shampoo features a very similar formula to that of an anti-aging cream. It attracts, retains and rebalances moisture while protecting the color and improving the overall dry and brittle hair. It’s formulated with Seasilk, Color Hold, and UVA/UVB protectants to shield from color fade, daily environmental stresses and future damages. The anti-aging aspect is composed of Caviar extract, Vitamin C and Cytokines for stronger, healthier and younger-looking locks. Although the anti-aging shampoo is more expensive than a normal shampoo you’d pick up at a drugstore, you’ll love the results.
Mario Badescu skincare products are some of my favorites on the market. The wide variety of serums and creams helps with tired eyes, breakouts and everything in between. So I look for any excuse to splurge a little, especially on my two new obsessions: Glycolic Eye Cream and Drying Mask.
First up is the eye cream, perfect for when skin starts looking a little aged and dry. It is high in antioxidants, vitamin E, and contains a blend of nourishing oils that result in smooth younger looking skin with just a few uses — and not only in the eye area, other parts of your face will benefit from the ingredients as well.
Next is the drying mask, which honestly, I was a little skeptical about. I have oily skin and I tend to stay away from a lot of face products because they often make me more shiny. I stay away from things that promise to get rid of oil because they have a tendency to dry me out, but since I love the brand so much, I decided to give it a try. The mask miraculously reduced excess oil, but still left the right amount to keep my skin young, while simultaneously drying out pimples with a nonirritating sulfur and calamine formula. Finding a product that will help with all of the unwanted oil while not overly drying out your skin is very rare and should be taken advantage of. My favorite part about this mask is it works well on the back and chest too for anyone with acne problems.
I may not have super curly hair or out of control waves, but my hairstyle does require straight ends and absolutely no frizz. I fell in love with what became known as the “Posh Cut” when the Spice Girl herself made it famous a few years ago and I’ve since tweaked it a few times, but ultimately have kept it since then. In order to make this look work, you need pin straight ends and you need it to look sleek. I naively believed the most important ingredients in getting my desired look were the products I put in my hair before styling, but that’s only part of the equation.
After going through countless flat irons and getting advice from my amazing hair stylist, I chose the perfect one that gives me the best shine and straightest look. The Conair Infiniti Pro 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron is an oil-infused flat iron that combines argan oils with anti frizzing conditioner into the ceramic plates. This combination results in 85% less frizz after use and the oil fusions help protect against heat damage that comes with daily use. Also, the plates themselves are 29% longer than average 1-inch flat iron plates, which allows for quicker styling and gives the option to straighten or flip.