"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing." - Albert Einstein

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Meet Specific Beauty, skincare for multi-hued skin tones!

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For the past several weeks, I've been giving my not-so-young, acne-prone skin a special treat! Specific Beauty is a new line of skincare developed by Miami-based dermatologist, Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, for women of multi-hued skin tones, which range from tan, olive to brown. My light olive skin has been pestered with acne since teenagehood, so I was eager to give it a try. The regimen is simple and costs less than comparable department store options. Start with the Daily Cleanser $8.99, rinse off with a warm, damp washcloth, then apply the Skin Brightening Serum $24.99, and finish off with the Daily Hydrating Lotion SPF 30 $17.99 or Night Treatment Complex $18.99. All the products are light and non-greasy, paraben- and fragrance-free, and sink right into your skin. My favourite is the Skin Brightening Serum, which I apply in a small, thin layer on areas that have slight discoloration from past blemishes. It stings just ever so slightly, but I find it also deters the formation of future blemishes, while speeding up the process of lightening any dark spots. Thumbs up in my book! All items are available online at Specific Beauty. Get the full regimen (products pictured) for 10% off, regularly $77.95, from Specific Beauty.