Everyone loves a good spender. But, do you know what people love even more? A wise spender. In the beauty industry especially, it is so easy to mindlessly add items into your cart and somehow end up spending hundreds of dollars. Even worse, sometimes we end up purchasing products that never leave our bathroom cabinets to see the light of day. In theory and on the store shelf these products seem life-altering, but in reality, we don't even know how to effectively utilize them. In this case, it feels as though we are throwing money down the drain… but it doesn’t have to be that way! Luckily, Amber Ridinger-McLaughlin, creator of Lumiere de Vie®, is a resource to help us change that. In an amazing seminar, Amber shares creative tips on how to get the most out of each product in her line, while also adding some unconventional beauty hacks that will come to the rescue when you need it most. So, let’s dive into her most helpful tips that will allow you to utilize what you’ve got and get the most bang for your buck.
Let’s start with toner. While typically thought of as just a “next step” in the facial cleansing process, the Lumière de Vie® Toner is good for so much more. With its incredible hydrative properties, this toner is perfect for reducing redness and inflammation, aiding and preventing breakouts, and even minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As the many benefits prove, toner is a great thing to incorporate into your daily skincare routine. However, if you find yourself neglecting to apply it due to time crunches or forgetfulness, here’s the perfect hack for you: Fill a small baggie with toner and immerse a few wipes or makeup pads into the bag. From there, place in the refrigerator and allow them to soak for around 15 minutes. Once the time is up, grab the bag and take it with you on the go, ready to apply whenever you feel you need a quick cleanse or hydration boost. In utilizing this great tip, you will make the most out of your Lumière de Vie® Toner purchase, and your skin will thank you for it.
If you suffer from puffiness and inflammation, this next tip is exactly what you need. The Lumière de Vie® Eye Balm is formulated to hydrate, soothe, and reduce inflammation in the areas surrounding the eyes. As much as they are the windows to the soul, our eyes are also the biggest indicators of the stress and strain in our lives. In order to minimize this, Amber shares the best way to apply the Lumière de Vie® Eye Balm for maximum results. She recommends gently patting, not rubbing, this balm under the eyes and using the included wand in a swiping motion to set the product into the skin. To further reduce inflammation, chill the wand in the refrigerator before using. But, it doesn’t stop there. This balm can also be applied to the lips, as the Pinoxide helps promote healthy blood circulation and collagen building, reducing the thinning of lips over time. The Lumière de Vie® Eye Balm is a double whammy, giving benefits to the eyes and lips like you never knew before.
Last but not least, the several serums included in the Lumière de Vie® collection come with many hidden capabilities, allowing you to make the most of your spending. First, the Lumière de Vie® Pore Minimizing Serum not only shrinks your pores, but also acts as a tinted moisturizer. In using this product, you receive a reduction in pore size, boost in hydration, and a nice tinted glow. This serum will allow you to blur any self-proclaimed imperfections without a full face of makeup. Better yet, it is a universal tone that works with any and every skin type, lessening your spending on excess foundations. To further your glow, the Lumière de Vie® Serum Concentrate is an amazing product that supports an all-around healthier complexion. If you find serums hard to incorporate into your beauty routine, consider adding this Serum Concentrate to your makeup brushes and sponges when applying foundation. Not only will it provide you with a moisturized dewy glow, but you will also receive all of the product benefits throughout your day of wear. Need I say more?
Although I wish I could cover every product in the Lumière de Vie® line, their remarkable capabilities speak for themselves. With every product, you receive a bounty of benefits. You will never feel like you are wasting money on beauty products again.