The Zoe Report

Stephanie Montes from The Zoe Report considers our Charcoal Detoxifying Mask as a Saturday morning ritual. 

Hustle & Halcyon

A lot of my skincare routine, currently, consists of taking preventative measures in terms of aging. The Hyaluronic serum is a gold medal winner in the wrinkle-prevention department. I’ve been using Vitamin C serum to even out my skin tone & prevent wrinkles ( double-teaming them ). You can physically feel your skin tighten after applying this serum to your face. The Rosehip oil gives my skin a natural glow. 

Stop, Drop, & Vogue

There’s nothing quite relaxing as drinking a glass of wine while watching Moana with a citrus face mask soaking into your skin. This is one of the most hydrating masks I have ever tried. I normally do a topical mask, but I really enjoyed this sheet mask! This is the PERFECT mask for summer because it improves the look of sun damage spots and age spots. It’s jam-packed with Vitamin C, among many other minerals this mask will deeply moisturize your skin. After using it mine felt soooo lush afterwards – even through the next morning!

       Public Lives, Secret Recipes

Yes, this is a spa size Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream BUT you’re bound to become obsessed & take it everywhere with you this summer. As the weather finally changes your skin craves constant hydration & we’ve found this cream from Advanced Clinicals to be the absolute best. P.S. did we mention this spa size 16 oz container is only $15!

Chicago Woman Magazine         

When you combine technologically advanced skincare that is also easy on the wallet, you have our attention. Advanced Clinicals was launched by Chicago-based cosmetic chemists using powerhouse ingredients like vitamin C, retinol and collagen. With no product over $20, stocking up is a no-brainer. 

          U.S. News & World Report

Active, effective face serums can be pricey, but these are a bargain. From retinol for anti-aging to hyaluronic for hydrating, you will find a serum for most skin-care needs.

7 Beauty Resolutions You Can Make (And Keep!) in 2017

Have you set your goals for the new year already? If not, now is the time to do that and today I am sharing a few beauty goals that are a must for a healthy and gorgeous new year.

1Apply SPF Daily.

Every beauty blogger or dermatologist will tell you that sunscreen is important...and it is! Not only does it prevent pigmentation, but it is also the best way to slow the visible signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. 

2 Declutter Your Makeup Stash

There will always be bigger and better things so its easy to accumulate a bunch of makeup that goes unused. Go through your stash and toss the items that you no longer use or have had for more than a year. Trust me, your morning routine will go by way quicker. 

3Wash Your Applicators and Wipe Down Your Storage

Since you're already in a cleaning mood, why not keep going. Make sure you clean your brushes and sponges in order to prevent any breakouts. Wipe down any storage bins or makeup bags so that dust and bacteria doesn't begin to pile up. 

4Remove Makeup Before Bed Time

Are you the type of person who gets to lazy to remove your makeup before going to bed? In that case, READ THIS! By going to bed with makeup on you are actually clogging up your pores and asking for breakouts to occur. Pick up a good cleanser or makeup remover to use before bed and your skin will thank you. 

5Down Time

We all love to binge watch TV and what is stopping you from multi-tasking during this time. Sheet masks are actually a good tool to use during this time. Simply place one on before you sit down to watch TV and remove 15 minutes later during a commercial. Those 15 minutes will allow your skin to soak in moisture and all the beneficial ingredients that work wonders. 

6Remove The Heat

We all love to look good no matter where we are going. But does that mean sacrificing your hair? Blow drying, ironing, or curling can cause your ends to end up fried, split, and dry. In order to avoid this, air drying and trying out up-do's are the way to go. embrace you natural hair and if you really want texture, simply braid and de-braid after an hour. 

7Try Something New

Have you always wanted to try out something new for a change but are worried about the end results? Yeah me too! But sometimes something new is good. Life is definitely too short and "what if's" are so not acceptable in the new year. So give it a go. The end result might surprise you. 

Achieve your goals and remember to embrace your beauty! 

XO, Advanced Clinicals


Photo by Greg Delves

Photo by Greg Delves