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Age: 28

Location: Ohio

Skin Type: Combination

Skin Concerns: Wrinkles, sagging

I'm a 28-year-old marketing consultant for a financial firm. Constantly being surrounded by men makes me A) Envious of the way men age and B) Deeply desire girly products and pampering myself. Skin care is an obsession with me — sometimes my husband even tries out products with me! My absolute go-to is Microcurrent facials (done professionally). It may be pricey, but it is well worth it. I'm always up to try new products and treatments!

Articles By Monica

  • January 20, 2016

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    January Labs Restorative Tonic Mist

    When I first opened the January Labs Restorative Tonic Mist ($24), I was a little concerned because the packaging looks a little like something you’d see in a start-up store or on Etsy. Combined with not being aware of this brand before October, I was feeling a bit anxious about using it on my face. I’ve recently turned 30 and have combination skin, so I’m willing to try most anything that might make my skin look younger and healthier — but that willingness to try new products sometimes backfires…and my face has to deal with the consequences.& ...Read More...

  • October 9, 2015

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    ExPürtise Effective Anti-Aging Face Treatment

    ExPürtise was a new brand to me when I decided to try out the ExPürtise Anti-Aging Face Treatment ($90 in the shop) in late June. Summer is always an interesting time for me to try new face treatments because I’m extra concerned with breaking out due to a new product /the humidity, but I also tend to wear makeup less frequently in the summer (who wants to have a melting face?). It’s important for me to have a product that 1. does not cause any reactions/b ...Read More...

  • April 1, 2015

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    Lumavera Filler Dual Peptide Lip Volumizer

    Over the past year, I’ve been hearing amazing things about the luxury skin care line, Lumavera, but I hadn’t yet gotten around to giving it a try. So, when I had a chance to try Lumavera Filler Dual Peptide Lip Volumizer ($20), I was pretty eager. Lumavera touts using plant stem cell technology and natural ingredients to create anti-aging products said to make your skin look younger — with no parabens, sulfates, or other harsh chemicals. I’m not overly ingredient-conscious when trying beauty products, but I am always excited to try items made wi ...Read More...

  • December 12, 2014

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    Moana Oil

    At 29, I’m willing to try anything that might delay the aging process, especially since I’m beginning to see fine lines appear around my eyes. The Moana Oil (NZ $89 or roughly $78 USD) is ideal for this purpose and helped to soften these fine lines when I applied it at night. I was leery at first, since I’m not a huge fan of facial oils (or hair oil, for that matter) and have tried a variety of different oils but always seem to find them both messy and obnoxious, leaving a bit of a film behind or worse, clogging my pores and causing me to break out. While ...Read More...

  • October 18, 2014

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    Gavée Gold Gold Citrus Cleanse

    I'm 28, and I tested the Gavée Gold Gold Citrus Cleanse ($38). This was a new brand to me, so I did some research, but all I could find was that Gavee Gold was on as a crowd-funded project and that Tiffany Anderson, the founder, had a TV show airing in Las Vegas. However, now — about six weeks after my original search — there are a good number of product reviews available, which likely means that Gavee Gold is ramping up product distribution and visibility.

    As a stage 4 cancer survivor and a holistic health practitioner, Tiffany seem ...Read More...

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