The ABC’s of Skincare
This post is in collaboration with and sponsored by Beauty Pie. All opinions and thoughts remain my own.
Paying full price for beauty products is so 2010, and it’s almost 2022 so we don’t want to be doing any of that. High quality luxury beauty products can be $90 a pop, and the beauty of Beauty Pie is that a membership gives you these luxury products at a substantially discounted price.
What is Beauty Pie?
Think of a service that cuts out the middleman cost. Even more clearly think of a Costco membership, but specifically for luxury beauty. That’s what Beauty Pie provides within their membership structure. As a member, you’ll have access to luxury beauty for up to 75% off when it comes down to some of the products, which is major. You want the $150 serum, but you don’t want to pay that insane price tag. It makes you question so many things when you spend that kind of money on one product. Beauty Pie is the best of both worlds. At this point, we have tested at least 30 products from Beauty Pie and we have loved every single one of them. The quality truly is there, and for the membership price it can’t be beat.
A few of my favorite products from Beauty Pie cross a few categories. There’s some beauty products in the makeup and skincare space. Then we have body products and also fragrance (candles and perfume) so you can find all sorts of products for yourself, as well as for those in your friends and family circle. With the holidays approaching, it’s a great time to become a member and get beauty goods for everyone on your holiday list.
The ABCs of Skincare
Dr. Markey, Beauty Pie's Consultant Dermatologist-In-Residence, has created a 28 day ABCs challenge for 6 weeks. It’s a total skin reset which involves his three ‘master molecules.’ These include youth-boosting Retinol Night Renewal Moisturizer (Vitamin A); ultra-calming Superdrops Niacinamide (Vitamin B) and the glow-giver, Vitamin C Superactive Capsules, and lastly, the daytime portion of the routine should always end with an SPF.
The routine was designed with A and B to be used at night; Retinol and Niacinamide which is the active ingredient in the Super Drops.
Vitamins B (Niacinamide) and Vitamin C should be used in the morning, along with sunscreen every day.
All of the vitamin C at Beauty Pie is sourced from high-tech skincare labs and genius chemists (in the USA, Japan, Switzerland, France and the UK). They’re formulated using pure, stable, fast-absorbing vitamin C, and you have the option to choose from the best capsules, serums, moisturizers and Super Retinol mixes. Depending on your preferred method of application, you can choose a serum, a moisturizer, or even capsules. The capsules are one of the best forms of vitamin C, because it really ensures you get the exact amount of vitamin C (without using too much product) but also using the right amount of product. The benefits of vitamin C include brightening and lightening, visible wrinkle-reducing and overall skin lift, plus antioxidant protection.
When it comes to vitamin C, you already know I’m a huge advocate for it in the mornings in particular. Before you go out into the day, it is imperative that you apply because it helps skin fight the environmental toxins throughout the day. This helps to really protect your skin. Think of how you like to take vitamin C for your body’s overall health (and especially if you feel a little tingle in your throat or nose). In the same sense, you want to give your skin vitamin C topically to help it fight its own stressors throughout the day. The best combination of vitamin C is applying topically, and also consuming a healthy amount from your diet.
SUPER HEALTHY SKIN™ DAILY VITAMIN C DEFENSE SERUM
This vitamin C utilizes biomimetic youth peptides superox-c & raspberry stem cells. The key is to use every day (and night, if you're really on top of it) because this amazing antioxidant serum with vitamin C-rich Kakadu Plum, Thymus Peptides and raspberry stem cells fights the aging-effects of free radicals and pollution, and helps visibly reduce fine lines, hydrates, calms and smooths.
TYPICAL PRICE $90
MEMBERS PAY $16.00
SUPERDROPS BRIGHTENING NIACINAMIDE (10%)
Niacinamide, typically found in hyaluronic acid serums, gives a brighter, clearer, smoother, softer, even-toned and much more energized level of skin. With 10% Niacinamide, 2% Oxygeskin and 3% Evermat (which makes large pores look like they’ve shrunk), plus antioxidants, skin-soothers and a natural peptidic surfactant, this formulation not only helps with aging but it also helps to prevent breakouts. Use after toner or essence, under serum or moisturizer. It’s excellent for all skin types. Which we love. Not to mention it is vegan and cruelty-free.
Here’s the breakdown for this serum:
Niacinamide (VITAMIN B3) (10%) - Helps strengthen the skin’s barrier and promotes elasticity.
Evermat™ (3%) - Helps reduce the appearance of pores while refining and smoothing skin.
Oxygeskin™ (2%) - Promotes optimized oxygenation of the complexion to give skin a revived and healthy-looking glow.
Hydroxyacetophenone - Found in Lampaya hieronymi (a herb native to Latin America) and Rubus chamaemorus (a Cloudberry plant found in Alpine regions), this is a biomimetic antioxidant with soothing properties.
The Natural Peptidic Surfactant – This enhances the penetration and efficacy of active ingredients.
Moral of the story, add to cart after you add a membership to Beauty Pie. The membership pricing makes a huge difference.
TYPICAL PRICE $50
MEMBERS PAY $12.16
Retinol: The Anti-Aging Savior
Beauty Pie’s Swiss-sourced range of high-performance, slow-release Retinol formulas are expertly-balanced with moisture-boosting Ceramides (serum), Hyaluronic Acids (serum and eye cream), Bio-Technical Pseudo-Collagen (hand cream), FicuCell Vita (night and eye cream) and vitamin C (night cream). This combination helps to protect, brighten, hydrate and smooth skin, without irritation (which is so important.) Oftentimes retinol can be really abrasive to the skin, so it’s important to note when it is gentle enough but still extremely effective. They have a few options when it comes to slow-release Retinol, which gives you options. We love options.
Discover your anti-aging solution in our Retinol skincare collection. These super-charged formulas are designed to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin, giving you a smoother, brighter, more youthful-looking complexion.
SUPER RETINOL CERAMIDE-BOOST ANTI-AGING FACE SERUM
This is our go-to face serum, as I love using retinol in a serum form like this. It is perfectly balanced to both revive and replenish. This encapsulated retinol serum is infused with lactic and hyaluronic acids, and a concentrated, barrier-repairing ceramide blend to help protect, brighten, hydrate, smooth fine lines and soothe your skin. This is another product where I would undoubtedly recommend the membership because the difference is insane. $15.73 instead of $90, for a high quality retinol option that’s super effective.
TYPICAL PRICE $90
MEMBERS PAY $15.73
The most important thing (in my opinion) is to use sunscreen every single day. Whether or not you go outside. The sun penetrates through the windows in your house, and even in that 10-15 minute drive to work or the grocery store. Without using sunscreen everyday, everything else is a waste of your time and money. Protect and replenish your skin while also giving it a soft-focus, radiant glow with this SPF. This formula also has a flaw-blurring element that really helps to give that real life filter.
ULTRALIGHT DAILY SPF30 BROAD-SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN
It’s a flaw-blurring primer and super-antioxidant infusion, all rolled into one invisible, imperceptible, ultra-lightweight SPF 30. It’s infused with vitamin E, Green Tea, Aloe Vera, anti-wrinkle Peptides and micronized Titanium Dioxide mineral sunscreen.
TYPICAL PRICE $40
MEMBERS PAY $15.80
Each of these steps in your skincare routine have a different purpose, but they are (to Dr. Markey’s point) the ABCs because each of them serves a provides a direct benefit. The best part about this is that you don’t have to pay the higher price tag for the quality luxury beauty products. By adding a membership, you get the best of both worlds. Quality for a reasonable price.
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