Travel Light, Summer Style

I love a good packing challenge.  I’ll never forget the trip where I was able to fit all of our belongings for ONE WEEK in ONE carry-on – for a family of four! (That’s two adults, two kids, and 1-2 pairs of shoes apiece plus snacks). Disclaimer: we’ll take a backpack for things we might need en-route,…

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Summer of Glow: Are Retinoids Safe on Vacation?

When you use Care Skincare, we say YES – with SPF!   Once I applied Tireless Retinoid Night Serum by Care and saw the results, I knew I never wanted to give up the radiant skin tone or THE GLOW.  And all this was possible without the crazy effects I’d seen before from my prescription retinol…

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In The Know About Aloe

Growing up in the 80s, most things came out of bottles, tubes and cans – so when I got a cut at a friend’s house, I was surprised to see her mother bring an Aloe Vera plant over to where I was sitting. On the wound (which had been washed with soap and water) she put a gooey, clear-ish substance that oozed out of leaf.  It soothed the…

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Power Up with Vitamin C!

Last winter, I was constantly getting sick from the kids – picking up their coughs and sneezes as often as I picked up their laundry.  I scheduled a visit with my doctor to do routine bloodwork and to see if there was any medication or precaution I could use to better maintain my health.  When we met for our consultation, he simply told me this – Vitamin C was my best…

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Skincare Confessions! Hear from Laurel, 56.

Welcome to our new Blog Series – Skincare Confessions.  It’s like a peek into your bestie’s makeup bag, or a one-on-one beauty talk with a trusted friend. We’ve asked our customers, co-workers, acquaintances and family for their honest thoughts and feelings on skincare and cosmetics: tips, woes, loves, daily routines and must-have products. Get ready to be inspired!  This post is from Laurel – our customer and the co-owner of a bakery and…

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The Good of Glycerin in Skincare

So, what exactly is Glycerin?  I must admit I didn’t know much about Glycerin before writing this post even after years spent working in the cosmetics industry.  If I was playing one of those word games and Glycerin came out, I’d probably shout “SOAP!” without a second thought.  And it’s true – Glycerin is a component of many, many personal products we…

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Handle Your AM Like a Boss

Mornings might have been the boss of me lately, but I realize that has got to change. I’ve truly never been a “rise and shine” person, even after a coffee and a shot of espresso.  It was hard enough getting out the door when I was single, and now with two kids (and two school…

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Major Multi-Tasking on the Daily

Wow, there’s a lot we have to accomplish on a day to day basis – and that’s the understatement of the year.  The positive side is it’s wonderful to add value to your work, home, family and community.  On the flip side: how on earth can we get all of this done?  Anecdotally, I have two full…

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Hello 40s! Past + Present Skincare Thoughts

After a big birthday, I suppose it’s natural to look back in wonder – where did all the time go?  If I was to walk on the street and pass myself at age 20 (with breakup bangs), what would I say to her?  One of the lovely things about being young is the freedom of possibility;…

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Dive In: A Hyaluronic Acid Discussion

What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid – or what the skincare world has been calling “the fountain of youth” – and what can it do for your skin?  At Care Skincare, we LOVE Hyaluronic Acid and here’s why: it is a super molecule and substance our body produces naturally to keep our tissues hydrated.  Hyaluronic Acid holds up…

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