{FOF Recommendation} A FFF Cream (Fab Firming Face!)

Fifteen FOFs recently tried Laurie Hermann’s Skincare Face Lift Firm It ($49 for .5oz). Her #1 best seller, the luxurious moisturizer, can be used daily on the “face, eye and neck,” according to the manufacturer. The “all-natural” cream includes Moroccan argan nut and pomegranate seed oils, which promote collagen and elastin production to “firm up your skin and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.”

Did this all-natural product bring out a gorgeous glow? See what our testers had to say!


{Test This} DerMend® Alpha + Beta Hydroxy Therapy

This post is sponsored by the marketers of DerMend® Moisturizing
Bruise Formula. FabOverFifty appreciates their support!

Make sure to give dry skin a cold shoulder this winter!

The marketers of DerMend Moisturizing Bruise Formula have brought us a powerful team of skin protectors for FOFs that won’t let the harsh winter weather get to us. Works for those of us in warm, dry climates too! This dynamic duo will help soothe dry skin and restore its protective barrier.

DerMend® Alpha + Beta Hydroxy Therapy Lotion ($26.49 for 12oz) is fragrance-free and delivers glycolic and salicylic acids to help skin slough off dead cells, while the formula’s rich ceramides and urea help skin feel new again. Packaged in an easy-to-use pump bottle, the body lotion works wonders on areas like bumpy skin on shoulders, upper arms and dry legs. It’s also non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog pores.

DerMend® Alpha + Beta Hydroxy Therapy Cream ($17.99 for 4.5oz) provides similar benefits to the lotion, but has a thicker consistency, and works to relieve areas of severe dryness, such as elbows, knees, and feet.

Uncover your softer side. 10 FOFs will test this duo!


{Sponsored Giveaway} StemLife Beauty Bundle

Stem Cell Beauty is giving away a beauty bundle from its StemLife line of rejuvenating products, valued at $389!

All of these products incorporate StemLife’s patent-pending FixT Technology©, using a proprietary blend of molecules from human stem cells to “enhance your body’s natural healing powers” and give you a radiant glow.


The Top Hair Concerns Of FOF Women

You might be surprised to learn the top 7 hair concerns of 635 FOFs, which they revealed in a recent study we conducted. After you read the countdown, make sure to let us know in the comments section about YOUR number one hair concern. The more knowledge manufacturers have about our needs, the more they can help!


{Tested} Two Good Scents Sugar Scrubs

Fifteen FOFs recently tried a sugar scrub from Two Good Scents ($10 for 8oz), available in seasonally changing, heavenly scents, ranging from Pumpkin Pie to intoxicating Blossom.

Did these scrubs exfoliate, soften, and polish
to perfection? Learn what our testers had to say
below, and enjoy a special discount!

Enter code faboverfifty at checkout to receive 20% off your order. Shop now!

“I loved everything about this product! The scent was perfect, but not too strong. It was not harsh on my skin at all—my skin was so soft. I loved it and am planning on buying more for Christmas presents!” reports Barbara of Brooks, GA.


{Sponsored Giveaway} derma e Firming DMAE Moisturizer

Firm up your face this fall!

derma e® Firming DMAE Moisturizer ($22.50 for 2oz) promises “to help visibly firm, lift and smooth skin as it moisturizes,” according to its manufacturer. The product’s signature ingredient, a compound named DMAE, is shown to improve skin tone and increase tensile strength of the skin, suggesting that the topical application of DMAE firms skin and restores elasticity. Potent antioxidants Alpha Lipoic and C-Ester are also added to help support healthy collagen and elastin and powerfully address the visible signs of aging. It’s recommended for use twice a day on the face or neck.


How Pure Are YOUR Argan Oil Beauty Products?

You’ve probably tried a beauty product containing argan oil sometime during the last couple of years, since it’s one of the trendiest ingredients for everything from eye cream to hair conditioner.

Chances are, however, that the product you bought wasn’t produced with the best argan oil available.

Argan oil comes from the nut of the argan tree, which is grown in a region of southwest Morocco called Arganeraie. Reportedly one of nature’s most remarkable oils, argan oil is naturally rich in Vitamin E and antioxidants and contains the highest concentration of essential fatty and linoleic acid. Among its benefits are fighting free radicals that cause cell damage; moisturizing and strengthening brittle and nails; adding lustre and bounce to hair, and making hands and feet feel soft and silky.


5 Things Women Over 50 Should Know About Their Skin

No one’s denying that our skin needs much more attention than it used to. Whether it’s wrinkles, fine lines, or unsightly bruising—there’s always something we want to improve. We asked board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Roger Ceilley, to help us understand how our skin changes over time, and what we can do to keep it looking radiant.

1. Your skin changes on more than one level, not just what you see
on the outside.

“Gravity exerts its force on us every moment of the day, and it can make skin sag as we age. You can see the pull of gravity everywhere, under the arms, buttocks and thighs. The underlying structure of the skin also changes. When we’re younger, the outer layers of the skin, called the epidermis, are supported by the lower layers, called the dermis, where collagen formation takes place.

As we age, many factors influence collagen production. Too much unprotected sun exposure over a lifetime, for instance, can weaken the collagen-producing cells and cause fine lines and wrinkles, as well as jowls and a less defined jaw line.”

2. Your everyday habits can affect your skin.

“Protecting yourself from the sun is of utmost importance. UVA rays can be especially harmful to collagen formation. Moisturize immediately after bathing and before bedtime, using creams and lotions containing retinol, ceramides and glycolic acid. Exercising regularly helps blood circulation and the right exercises can help firm up flabby skin.”


{Test This} Mirenesse Mascara & Dynamic Defense Powder

Test this dazzling makeup duo!

Mirenesse Cosmetics is giving away 25 fabulous sets of concealing powder and 24-hour mascara.

DD Velvet Skin Line Minimizing Powder SPF25 ($62) is a concealing powder with a creamy, whipped consistency. The powder, in a universal shade, reportedly corrects redness and discolorations plus moisturizes and brightens to help provide a “flawless, velvet textured skin,” the manufacturer says. The formula provides SPF25 sun protection!

The Secret Weapon Supreme 24Hr Mascara ($45) “instantly creates super long full lashes,” according to the manufacturer. The water-based formula includes organic waxes for a glossy and light look. The brush is tapered on one end to reach the smallest lashes, and rounded on the wider end to easily create full lashes. This 24-hour mascara is “water resistant, smear proof, sweat proof, sleep proof and flake-free. It stretches your eyelashes to give you maximum length!”


{Tested} City Cosmetics Intensive Night Repair

Earlier this summer, we asked you why you wanted to try City Cosmetics Intensive Night Repair ($82 for 15mL). The bedtime serum promises to “penetrate deep into your skin to achieve a flawless, youthful complexion.”

Did the bedtime beauty blend stand up to the test? Here’s what YOU had to say!

While a few women didn’t find the serum to have any visible effects, like Dorinda H. of West Chester, PA, who says, “I did not feel this lotion had any positive effect on my complexion.” However, the bulk of our testers thought it was worthwhile product, such as Sharron L. of North Richland Hills, TX, who says “I LOVE that it is in a pump bottle!… I would buy and buy and keep it on hand.”