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Dr. Zenovia Hormonal Dermatology

Dr. Zenovia

I don’t know about you, but the stresses of the past year have wreaked havoc on my skin.  It feels like I have been in a never ending battle with breakouts, redness and dehydration.

To help get this skin situation sorted I decided to try something totally new. A skincare line created by celebrity dermatologist Dr. Zenovia which was developed specifically to address the visible signs of hormonal imbalances in the skin.

Hormonal imbalances can happen at any point in life. In fact women can experience hormonal fluctuations throughout SIX stages of life: puberty, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, menopause and post menopause.

“Studies show that 80-percent of women are suffering from issues due to hormonal imbalances happening within the body,” says Dr. Zenovia. “The skin, being our largest organ on the body, is the first place to reveal these imbalances occurring within.”

With medical-grade active ingredients, Dr. Zenovia helps to bring hormone-impacted skin back into balance. Her products contain NO phthalates, parabens, mineral oil, artificial colors and other questionable ingredients plus they are cruelty free and all of their packaging is made with recycled products.

I have been using Dr. Zenovia’s Essentials Collection which is focused on correcting dehydration, loss of elasticity and uneven tone. After a few weeks of using the line my skin is finally looking like itself again!  No more flaky patches, redness or weird acne like spots! I’m back baby!

There is also a Clear Complexion Collection that tackles all kinds of acne.

Whether you adopt the full Essentials or Clear Completion Routine or simply add a few of its high-tech anti-aging products into your existing regimen, you’ll be working against the clock to ensure that signs of hormone imbalances don’t show up on your skin.

Here is a breakdown of the products I have been using:

Dr. Zenovia Bakuchoi Hydrating Cleanser

Bakuchoi Hydrating Cleanser is formulated with bakuchiol (also known as “nature’s retinol”), REG-ulate360 complex, powerful blend of antioxidants Green Tea & botanicals. This cleanser is soap-free, clinical grade and pH balanced and suitable for any skin types, even the most sensitive.

Dr. Zenovia Retinol Recovery Eye Cream

Retinol Recovery Eye Cream is one of Dr. Zenovia’s must-haves to address signs signs of hormonally imbalanced skin around the delicate eye area. She describes it as a “powerful, yet gentle” formula that helps address loose skin around the eye area and dark circles.

Dr. Zenovia Peptide + Ceramide Repairing Moisturizer

Peptide + Ceramide Repairing Moisturizer is a deep moisturizing cream that helps enhance skins tone & radiance while helping firm, plump and strengthen skins barrier to boost elasticity. It contains a unique combination of bio-equivalent ceramides, humectants & emollients to retain and distribute moisture. This is a great night cream and is fabulous for dry winter skin.

Dr. Zenovia Inflam-Aging Night Repair Treatment

For evening Inflam-Aging Night Repair Treatment helps reduce inflammation and brighten the overall complexion. The treatment contains active ingredients green tea, caffeine, and medical-grade resveratrol, which Dr. Zenovia describes as “a robust antioxidative combination helps repair the tissue and helps heal the inflammatory process associated with aging skin.” It’s especially powerful for sensitive skin types, including ongoing skin conditions like rosacea (like mine). In the morning, you wake up with firmer-feeling, plumper-looking, even-toned skin.

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Summer Lovin': Summer Essentials I Can't Do Without!

Wella wella wella huh…Tell me more, tell me more!

Summer’s here and there will be a whole lot happening!  BBQ’s, swimming, eating, the beach, drinking, shopping, parties, etc. and with that comes sweating, sunburns, heat exhaustion, and dry skin!  How can you survive the summer and look amazing doing it?  There  are several Summer Essentials I can’t do without and neither should you! 

Here’s what’s in my summer survival bag:


The most important thing is Sunscreen!  My current fav is Ocean Potion Broad Spectrum Sunblock SPF 50 Anti-Aging!  It protects from free radicals, is long lasting, water/sweat resistant, and smells like a yummy creamsicle (none of that typical sunscreen stink). (please read my previous post “Sun Cautious” about sun protection)

I HATE dirty grimy feet but I love to wear my Havaianas (flip-flops) around in the summer and feet tend to pick up dirt! My solution: Herban Essentials oil towelettes.  Throw them in your bag for a quick AMAZING smelling wipe off during the day!

In the heat my face starts to feel so dry it seems like I’m wearing a mask!  I love to spritz myself with Fresh Rose Marigold Tonic water!  Your skin will instantly move from “dry lakebed”  to “calm waters”.

Hydrate.  Hydrate.  Hydrate.  Coconut water is an amazing hydrator.  It has 15 times more electrolytes than other sports drinks and  is all natural not to mention the long list of  other health benefits! 

The Summer sun can leave your hair feeling and looking greasier than a diner burger.  A Great way to freshen-up is with Jonathan Green Routine Dry Shampoo.  It’s a brush-on powder shampoo that does not require water.  It  absorbs oil, dirt and product build-up from the roots.   The shampoo also adds volume to weighed down-hair, letting you wait longer in between washing.

Hot, sweaty days and nights = shiney face.  Applying powder over and over can make your face look cakey!  Try blotting papers, they absorb the oil and reduce shine without adding more product to the face!

Your lips can take a beating from the sun!  Dry , chappy lips are no fun.  Make sure you have a lip balm with SPF to keep your lips protected!  I like Keihl’s SPF 15 balm.

Outdoor parties can leave you feeling …uh not so fresh.  Carry a light summer fragrance with you to freshen up. (HINT: don’t use a heavy  perfume in summer it can be overwhelming..stay with something light and fresh like fruits and candies)  I like Aquolina Pink Sugar Body smells like vanilla and caramel..yum yum!