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APPLYING DAY CREAM & EYE CREAM

Today we’re bringing you a tutorial you’ve been asking for over the last several months. We read all of your emails and we heard the request! We partnered with our favorite magical fountain of youth, Restorsea. As you may know, we’ve become a little obsessed. We love a good 2-in-1. Restorsea exfoliates as well as moisturizes so you get a youthful healthy glow that you can’t necessarily get with just a regular moisturizer. If you have a favorite already, you can definitely use that for this tutorial because the steps would be the same. If you want to check out Restorsea for yourself you can find their Starter Kit here. Use “startkit” to basically get the eye cream for free. Okay, here we go!

TOOLS:

Day time moisturizer, eye cream, clean hands, mirror.

STEPS:

1. After shower or cleansing, start with an analysis by looking closely and touching your skin. Do some areas feel drier or more tout than others? Is there more redness, irritation or flakiness around your nose or chin? Remember, you don’t have to treat your entire face the same way.

2. Start by warming up a quarter-sized dollop in between your fingers. This step is really important to activate the ingredients with the heat of your body temperature so it melts into your skin more.

3. Target the driest areas with the most amount of cream by applying it directly to the area with your fingertips in patting and swirling motions.

4. Now that we’ve given extra TLC to those areas, we can take care of the whole face and neck. Warm up more cream between your fingers and start with your cheeks using upward patting and sweeping motions. You want to gently massage but never pull your skin or use downward motions.

5. Continue with circular motions across the forehead.

6. Finish with upward strokes all over the neck and don’t forget your chest! If you’re a side sleeper, the creases you wake up with in the morning down your chest will eventually become wrinkles if you don’t treat that area too!

7. For the delicate eye area, we switch to an ultra-concentrated eye cream because the skin around our eyes is thinner and battling a lot of movement from smiling and squinting. With your ring finger (the least strong finger on your hand), dip into the cream.

8. Gently tap the cream about a half-inch below the eyes, starting at the inner corners and working your way across just outside of the outer corner. Eye cream travels so you shouldn’t go too close to the lashline so it doesn’t travel inside of your eye and cause irritation and swelling.

9. Gently massage the cream into the skin by again tapping (not rubbing) it over and over until it’s soaked in. The dots in photo 9 represent the pattern we used to tap the eye cream in.

LET ME JUST TELL YOU…


photos/post: Kristin Ess

A couple of weeks ago I took off on a beauty field trip to Olso + Bergen, Norway. I was asked to join the trip by the founder of Restørsea, Patti Pao. I had been hearing all about Restørsea Day Cream in the beauty and skin care world and I must admit, I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. The more I got to know Patti, the more I knew we were all in for something really special on this trip. Patti has an incredible history in the industry and has launched more than 400 beauty products for major brands. She knows a thing or two about the market and literally radiates ideas and innovation. Bonus: she spends tons of time in Norway and we got to have her there with us to show us around.

We spent a little time in Oslo before flying to Bergen. Both are so rich in their history, but very different. Oslo is a wonderful, ultra-clean city, with a fast-paced night life and Bergen is all nature. I would even describe Bergen as feeling “pure” with mountains and rivers that appear untouched. Nearly all of my photos above taken in Bergen and you can see just how picture-esque it really is. Bergen was the place we wanted to be on this adventure because that’s where the salmon hatchery is, and that’s where the main ingredient in Restørsea comes from.

Restørsea is made with an enzyme that is produced during the salmon hatching process. Worry not– it’s extracted without harming the fish as they’re born. The whole salmon egg thing sounded interesting when I first heard about it, but with an open mind I started to think about how natural that seems compared to other things we tend to put on our face and neck. Patti discovered this enzyme when she went on a tour of the hatchery. She noticed that the workers hands looked much younger than their faces. We got to take a tour of that same hatchery and were then invited to sit down and talk to the scientists that Patti worked with to create Restørsea. I don’t remember the last time a brand invited us in to talk to their scientists and see where the main ingredients come from. IT. WAS. FASCINATING.

I learned that Restørsea works by dissolving everything that sits on top of the “new skin” like pollution and dead skin cells. Best thing is, this is great everyone, no matter your age. It’s not just about wrinkles or dry skin or oil. It’s about clearing away anything that sits on top to reveal the new skin. Best part about Restørsea is that it stops when it gets to your new skin. That was actually what caught my attention. I’m used to using certain AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) to clear away the dry skin and debris, which don’t always stop at the new skin. You have to neutralize most AHAs when they get through the topical stuff. That means you have to know right when to shut it off. With Restørsea you don’t have to worry about that. You apply it in the morning and in the evening and that’s it. Pretty amazing.

I love hearing about new things in beauty and I LOVE when brands try new things and don’t just re-formulate something just because that’s the way it’s always been done. If you want more info on Restørsea and the science behind it, check out their site. Just for the record, I’m not being paid to say any of this, I’m just really excited about seeing something new brought to the skin care market and I’m overly excited about how my skin looks and feels since I’ve been using it.

Stay tuned for our tutorial on how to properly moisturize your face!