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We all know how important daily skincare is. Keeping our skin clean and nourished ensures that we’ll keep looking good for years to come. Where it’s gets a bit confusing, is when it comes to choosing the best, results-producing products for your individual needs.

Anti-aging is a world unto itself. The market is so saturated with products that it’s really overwhelming, so it really comes down to is research. Finding products that work for your particular skin type. I can tell you that I have tried many, and have found some really good ones.

Naturally, I want to see results quickly, and I want products that don’t contain harmful chemicals. I’m a big fan of Dr. Perricone’s line of skincare products for that reason. He doesn’t add a lot of fragrances, and while they may not smell “pretty,” the few that I’ve tried I’m very happy with, especially the neuropeptide facial cream, wow this stuff works!

It makes your face look and feel refreshed and glowing, and a little goes a long way. The smell is very mild and not offensive at all. The best thing about it, and what I look for in any product I use, is if it lives up to its claims, and this one most definitely does.

Another line I like is John Masters Organics, for obvious reasons. The ingredients are clean and natural, my favorite is the pomegranate facial nourishing oil. It’s light and doesn’t weight heavy on the skin.

Perricone and Masters, two product lines that are worth looking into.

Now if you want to make a few concoctions of your own, here are some simple ideas. For exfoliating your face, and I love this one, try some pineapple. The natural enzymes break down dead skin cells making your face look and feel clean and refreshed.

For dry skin…bananas are what the doctor ordered. I love its moisturizing effects, and then afterwards if there’s any left over I make myself a banana split (just a little one, with fat-free yogurt, fresh strawberries, crushed almonds and a dollop of whipped cream on top). 🙂

That’s it for now, please let me know if you try any of these. I would love to hear your comments!


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1 Chawnda Blake March 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

Dear Janet,

Thank you for the post and skin care suggestions. I had one question — are these cleansers also good for removing make-up? For the past year I’ve used the Fresh cleanser, exfolate, and moisturizer. They work great as a make-up remover (especially mascara and eye liners), but I’d prefer to use a product with more natural ingredients. Any tips?




2 Janet Zappala March 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Hi Chawndra,

Thanks for reaching out. I happen to love clean products, although they’re not always easy to find in your neighborhood pharmacies. For me, the less chemicals in my products the better.

One line that I’ve tried and really like is Spirit Beauty Lounge, many of their products have organic ingredients, and there are many, everything from make-up removers to foundations. Check out their website at I think you’ll find it interesting and very helpful.

Please keep in touch and let me know what you think.


Janet Zappala


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