You may not know this yet, but there’s a Real Housewife of Dallas that created an uber-chic skincare experience that I want to get on your radar. I’ve been using just one product from a new suite of products created by Marie Reyes — RAGS2Riches Sun Defense SPF 31 for the past week, and I absolutely love it! It’s a hybrid sunscreen/slightly tinted moisturizer that not only protects the skin with a zinc oxide-based SPF 31, but it also nourishes it with soothing aloe, and Vitamin E, with the added anti-aging benefits of Vitamin C. The coverage is pretty light — but just enough to add a little “something”, and should be suitable for light and medium skin tones.
To be honest — products with Vitamin C usually irritate my skin, so I often steer clear. But — I loved the way this helped blur my skin imperfections, so I hung in there with it, and I’m happy to report I haven’t had any skin irritation, just glowy skin! There’s something about the blend of this formula that my skin loves — it looks more radiant when I wear this alone, but it also makes a great base for my foundation without making my makeup separate during the day like many sunscreen formulas do.
It feels featherweight, gives a healthy little sheen, and smells like it came from a luxurious spa. You know how soothing spas smell? That’s what Sun Defense SPF 31 ($80) smells like! I think it’s partly due to the lavender, which may offer some anti-inflammatory effects, and may even offer anti-bacterial qualities. (While I have no way to offer any quantifiable data on this particular product regarding those potential benefits for myself, it is often touted in the ingredient world.)
Marie is no stranger to excellent skin — she’s a registered nurse and the founder of SkinSpaMED, located in Dallas, Texas. Her signature series lineup is named in an acronym for four products:
R - Retinol cream exfoliant derived from vitamin A to build collagen, accelerate cell turnover and brighten skin
A - Antioxidant (Vitamin C) Antioxidants fight damaging free radicals and help prevent skin aging at a cellular level
G - Growth Factor and peptides to keep your cellular material young and healthy restoring healthy skin
S - Sun Protection blocking harmful UVA and UVB rays from damaging skin and causing premature aging
I love the product I tried, so you can bet I’m curious about the rest! You’ll find RAGS2Riches Skincareon mariereyes.com.
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