California Dreaming

For me January Labs is the epitome of summer vacation skincare – light, unfussy with the subtle aroma of summer – coconut, aloe and fresh fruit. This California based small-batch line was created by Esthetician and founder/formulator January Olds. A long time educator in the beauty industry it’s no surprise her background was in luxury spas because she’s clearly passionate about all the spa-inspired aspects of a skincare brand - from beautiful and unique packaging to pleasant scents and incredible textures.

I had the opportunity to try a few of her skin essentials and they were so effortlessly integrated into my skincare routine I’m not sure what I’d do without them!

Hands down my favorite is the Advanced Eye Technology! The first thing you notice is the delicious scent, which to me smells like fresh coconuts, and the silky, gel-like texture. Its maybe my favorite texture in an eye cream, well ever. It also works wonders on a host of eye concerns; puffiness, dryness, fine lines calling on Regu-age an advanced peptide that diminishes puffiness and dark circles, classic anti-aging powerhouse Hyaluronic acid and a Tri-peptide to reduced wrinkles and Beta Glucan to smoothe fine lines. I’ve been seeing great results after using for about a month; overall healthier eye area with an increase in hydration and plumpness.

There is absolutely no other product better suited for this time of year, when the temperature is starting to heat up and skin is sticky and breaking out from and increase in oil, humidity and products usage like sunscreen and even hair products. The Restorative Tonic Mist is a refreshing, alcohol-free toner and all-day mist with aloe extract , witch hazel and calendula to fight inflammation and acne causing bacteria plus natural humectant Sodium PCA, Rosa Centifolia Flower and olive oil to maintain skin hydration and multitasking Licorice that inhibits melanin synthesis (that leads to hyper pigmentation) and calms and treats blemishes and irritated skin. The bottle is sleek and light, making it easy to toss in your work or beach bag for use throughout the day.

The Revitalizing Day Cream just makes me smile! From the sunny packaging to the fresh, barely-there scent to the incredibly long-lasting hydration it provides and the glow it returns to dry, dull skin. A formula rich in super-actives like Hyaluronic Acid, fruit extracts, peptides, Beta Glucan, B Vitamins and fatty acids smooth and repair the skin while enhancing skin tone. Follow with SPF and you’re ready to face the day!

Call me superficial but I love when products are beautifully packaged and as you can see these are beyond gorgeous. The design is clean and fresh with bright pops of color and pattern and the curved base of the creams is genius! On a more functional note – the products are also air-lock sealed to preserve efficacy

The products are Ph-optimized, ensuring they’re skin-friendly and that the potent natural ingredients are delivered to maximum effectives. Special attention is paid to the combination of natural and organic ingredients in each “recipe” to ensure the “fiercely” active ingredients function to the highest potential.

I’m also itching to try the Glow & Go Power Peel Exfoliant after reading Brigitte Tolson’s rave review and thankfully they’re now available downtown at Credo Beauty’s new store!

2 Responses to "California Dreaming"

  • Brigitte Tolson
    June 24, 2016 - 8:12 pm

    I absolutely adore your blog, and am so glad I found it! I am sure you will love January Labs Glow & Go peel as much the other stellar products in the range. You describe January Labs so perfectly- it really is reminiscent of a sunny warm vacation.

    • Amy Schneider
      June 25, 2016 - 3:06 pm

      Brigette, thank you so much! The feeling is absolutely mutual! I loved your January Labs review as well. You’re so incredibly knowledgeable! Amy

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