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Saffron & Sage's Nourish Hydrating & Firming Serum

  Saffron & Sage's Nourish Hydrating & Firming Serum has a unique formulation that contains a high concentration of pure hyaluronic acid and synergistic humectants to increase surface hydration, helping improve the appearance of firmness, smoothness and plumpness – leaving skin looking and feeling refreshed and vibrant. The antioxidants found in pomegranate and beetroot combined with the phytonut­rients, minerals, fatty acids and vitamins work together to promote healthy collagen production. Used daily, this serum is an effective way of preventing the formation of wrinkles caused by dehydration. High in vitamins B3, B5 & C this combination will also even out skin tone and treat dark spots. 619-933-2340, www.​saffrons­ageliving.​com

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The 21 Best Moisturizers to Try in 2021

A moisturizer is one of the core components of a skincare routine, regardless of skin type. But before we go into more detail, it’s first important to explain that moisturizing and hydrating are two different things, even though the terms are sometimes (mistakenly) interchanged. A hydrator, such as hyaluronic acid, draws water to the skin using humectants, which plumps, hydrates, and enhances its ability to absorb moisture and vital nutrients. Moisturizing is about locking in hydration and moisture to protect your skin’s natural barrier. With that said, you typically want to use a hydrator like hyaluronic acid with a moisturizer suitable for your skin type. Best Face Moisturizer Overall: Best for Loss of Elasticity: Formulyst Lifting and Wrinkle Smoothing Cream, $80 Best...

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13 Beauty Trends for 2021

The plant-based skin care is expected to hit a major surge in 2021. Throughout 2020, there have been curve-balls in beauty trends, causing quarantine related trends to emerge that people did not see coming. Real Simple has curated a list of the top 13 trends that came in 2020 and are here to stay through 2021.  Related: Top 5 Korean Skin Care Trends for 2021   1. Elevated hygiene From harsh weather conditions to the drying effect hand sanitizers bring, brands have upped their hand soaps and sanitzers to help combat this. Brands are focusing on nourishing hands with essentials oils and moisturizing ingredients in its products and even looking to expand scent ranges and packaging. Joshua Ross, celebrity aesthetician in Los Angeles, California said,  “2020 was the year...

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Three local favorites to help your at-home New Year wellness routine

Replacing indulgences with a new self-care routine, contributor Jackie Bryant shares her three favorite locally-made offerings to get your at-home New Year off on the right foot Admittedly, at the beginning of the pandemic, I distracted myself by indulging my whims with rich food, a healthy supply of cannabis products, and at-home wine and cocktails. That got old after a few months, so I decided to channel my nervous energy into a self-care routine instead. Now, I’m still indulging but with health and wellness as the focus. These are three of my favorite locally-made offerings to get your at-home New Year off on the right foot.  Luna Volta’s Nova full-spectrum CBD oil is a daily supplement that I take one dropper...

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New Year’s Resolutions: 2021 Looks a Lot Different Than 2020

Does the coming new year feel a little different to you than years’ past, where we have vowed to save money, meditate, spend more time with family, be humbler, and find some time for yourself? 2021 New Year’s resolutions look a lot different: Spend money Take a vacation with friends Up your exercise game (that one never goes out of style) Spend less time alone Enlighten your ego (actually get dressed, wear makeup, and take better care of your skin) During quarantine, we were shut off from the world and slacked off on some really important things: our health, our happiness, and our wellbeing. While we still have a way to go before things get back to normal (or a new normal as ‘they’...

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