Lovely Finds: Healthy Skincare {what’s working}

I shared a few months back how a sunbathing past
did zero favors for my complexion and inspired
a #healthybeautybrainstorm and quest for
high quality healthy options to repair and improve it.

(affiliate links ahead!)

Before I dive into reviews and beauty, can I just
mention a word about links to products here in posts
like this one? You won’t pay anything extra
by using the links here for purchases, but I will
make a few cents…it HAS taken a little time to craft
lovely for this site…almost in my 8th year of Hello Lovely!!!!


Me and pals on a glamping weekend.

Taking care of our skin is as much a health matter
as a vanity one, and because of my diagnosis with
BRCA mutation in 2013, I have been more
concerned with both protecting it and insisting
upon high quality, non-toxic skincare products.


I have been loving the performance of
this serum and this eye cream offered by
the brainchild of Darrell Owens.

My complexion and lines are in better shape
since using the products, and I can’t gush
enough about the yummy factor.
I want to eat them.

serum and eye cream

I use them day and night, and although
you will not find the YBF line at Walgreens…
they are just a click away.

I was actually really good with turning 50. The 40’s were rough.

Personal attention is something YBF does
exceptionally well…they know their ingredients
as well as their way around a fine line.

Control 1oz and CORRECT Invigorating Eye Cream

I mentioned last time that I would be adding
these YBF babies
to my routine, and I have become a fan!

Defend (daytime face/neck/hands) and Restore (nightime face/neck/hands)

I have spent a lot of time in Arizona lately
and clearly appreciate how climate can have
devastating effects on our skin, which is why
these two products became blissful balms
for my normal to dry skin this summer:

Defend (for daytime face/neck/hands)
Restore (for nightime face/neck/hands)

Defend and Restore

You may remember a particularly giddy post
about a newish hummingbird-inspired
Exfoliating Device which, although strangely addictive,
is good for your skin and truly smooths it instantly!

A healthy addiction? Um. Yeah.

I happily derma-plane once a week.

DERMAFLASH Facial Exfoliating Device

Pricey investment?
Yep. I mean.
It is delicate yet contains a computer!

The value comes in when you calculate the cost of
multiple derma-planing procedures in a med spa.
It does not involve harsh chemicals which
could irritate and are clearly undesirable
if you are on a healthy beauty quest.

**My experience**
Fuzzy wuzzy with sensitive skin? Check.
Ready-von-ready to glow? Oui.
An option without chemicals and razors?

Another healthy beauty brainstorm find
containing a super healthy ingredient…

Use the code HELLOLOVELY for 25% off at Rejuvel

Rejuvel made from callus cells within…green tea.
In addition to trying to drink more of this stuff
to inhibit cancer cell growth,
I have also been using a product containing it called

My neck has taken a liking to this dreamy serum
since this is the part of me which tends
to reveal my sun-worshipping past
as much as anything.

Does it soften my crepey neck skin
and not-so-fine lines without
Y e s .
While my neck doesn’t look photoshopped,
lines do look and feel softer and smoother.

If you decide to try Rejuvel, use code HelloLovely

for a 25% discount.


Are you beauty-ed out sufficiently yet?


Aveda Shampure Shampoo & Conditioner Duo 8.5 oz Set

Aveda Shampure Shampoo & Conditioner Duo 8.5 oz Set


Because I have another recommendation I have to share

which has made a noticeable difference in the health of my hair:

Aveda Shampure is a line I forgot about temporarily then

rediscovered happily…the scent is magic.


Don’t just take my word for it,

a reviewer on Amazon said it must be made from:


“The tears of hysterically laughing angels riding unicorns

as they prance over rainbows with kittens in their arms.”


I must concur, adding only that the kittens are dressed

in pale pink Rodarte couture tutus.


Using the Shampure shampoo and conditioner

and taking these Hair, Skin and Nails Supplements

has royally helped out my fine, fragile tresses that

looked awful back when this photo was taken:


Peace to you right where you are…
…in whatever skin you’re in!



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with me and creating such effective products.

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Yet pennies from heaven will rain down upon me
when you click from here.



  1. September 15, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Oh Happy Day Michele! I love beauty products especially when they come with a true and respected review (YOURs)!! Having been a cosmetologist in my early years, I too can attest to the performance and scent of Aveda's Shampure. Not only are the products magical in the work they do, the scents are AMAZING. Thank you for sharing your experience and as always, you look Mahvalous Darling!

    • September 18, 2016 / 5:03 am

      a fellow aveda girl! can't wait to smell the scents you are developing for your brand! xox

  2. September 17, 2016 / 5:04 pm

    Looking beautiful and radiant there 🙂 Thanks for sharing your beauty secrets – xoxo

    • September 18, 2016 / 5:04 am

      merci, loi. xox

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