TIA Olympics 2014 Day 1

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The 2014 Winter Olympics have officially begun! The 22nd Winter Olympics, being held in Sochi, Russia have kicked off with snowboarding, freestyle skiing and figure skating. The Russian resort of Sochi actually has a subtropical climate, with a temperatures averaging out at around 52 degrees Fahrenheit — I'm sure the Olympians are more than grateful that Yakutsk was not the chosen city! Still, vigorous outdoor sporting events like the biathalon, bobsleigh and luge will certainly necessitate extra skin care efforts for the athletes.

In honor of the participants, we here at Truth in Aging are kicking off our own "Skin Care Olympics." We'll be awarding TIA medals for the best skin care products until February 20, so be sure to keep checking back on the site for new categories every week!

And what better way to begin than with cleansers — the "official start" of every good skin care regimen.


Ultra Clear Facial Cleansing System — A facial cleansing system that is uniquely powerful and very gentle. Because it has 1800 micro vibrations per second it is extremely effective while being kind to sensitive and/or mature skin. The rapidly rotating brush heads refines pores, clarifies the complexion and stimulates healthy skin. Read the full review.


Red Flower Lymphatic Phytopower Sea Cleanser and Masque ($42 in the shop) — A light, creamy facial wash that cleanses the skin without stripping away moisture. It also doubles as a masque boosted with powerful antioxidants and anti-aging ingredients. The standout ingredients are juniper, sunflower (helichrysum) and three types of mushroom. Read the full review.


Nutra-Lift Glycolic Cleanser ($20 in the shop) — A surprisingly gentle gel facial cleanser with 10% glycolic acid (AHA), rose hips, lemon and grapefruit seed oil, chamomile, and calendula. It removes all traces of makeup while helping to dissolve cellular residue and pore blockages to reveal skin that's smoother, clearer, healthier and more radiant. Read the full review.

The Ultra Clear set includes:
One Ultra Clear brush handle, two interchangable brush heads (normal & sensitive), charging base, power cord with adaptor for the US (non-US customers will need a local adaptor)

Ingredients in Red Flower:
Water (Aqua), Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Algae Extract, Vegetable Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tangerine (Citrus Tangerine) Oil, Pink Grapefruit (Citrus Paradisi) Oil, Juniper Berry (Juniperus Comunus) Oil, Helichrysum (Helichrysum Italicum) Oil, Lemon (Citrus Limon) Oil, Citric Acid, White Peat Extract, Certified Organic Maitake (Grifola Frondosa) Mushroom, Certified Organic Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum) Mushroom, Certified Organic Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus) Mushroom

Ingredients in Nutra-Lift:
Purified Water (Aqua), Sodium Olivate, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Rosa Rubginosa (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Oil, Calendula Officinalis Seed Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Extract

More TIA Olympics

Day 2: Facial Oils
Day 3: Sagging Skin Solutions
Day 4: Moisturizers
Day 5: Eye Creams
Day 6: Beauty Tools
Day 7: Anti-Aging Serums