I have always been in awe of Kate Hudson's red carpet looks. I love how she can seamlessly transition from a no-stress, makeup-free look on the streets of Aspen to a full-on goddess of the silver screen, which for me perfectly describes her appearance at the 2013 Golden Globes. It literally took my breath away when she walked out onto the stage!
So, aside from a phenomenal gown and flawless hair and makeup, what's her secret? GOLDFADEN MD Doctor’s Scrub ($75, goldfadenmd.com). This coveted exfoliator contains ruby crystals that provide immediate cell renewal by polishing away dead surface cells and long-lasting hydration with hyaluronic acid. Daily use improves the appearance of lines, reduces pore size, and leaves skin healthy and gorgeous.
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When I have all the time in the world, I love to treat myself to an at-home facial; usually that involves gentle cleansing, an enzyme & mechanical exfoliator (5 min), and a hydrating gel mask (10-15 min). I just gave birth to my son 2 weeks ago today (congratulations to me!), and I don't have anywhere near that kind of time anymore; containing a mechanical microdermabrasion-grade exfoliator and tons of hyaluronic acid for hydration and plumping, this scrub blends all of my treatment steps into one. I used it last night after cleansing and before moisturizing, adding just a marginal time increase to my skincare routine, and it didn't cause any dryness, redness, or irritation. I'll continue to use this nightly and report back if any of these symptoms occur, but so far, so good!
While we're on the topic of exfoliators and glowing skin, are you planning on doing any self-tanning this winter? If so, check out my new favorite body exfoliator, Nuxe Fondant Body Scrub. I find that it's difficult to find something gritty enough to really smooth skin down that doesn't coat skin with a layer of grease, and yet non-greasy skin is key if you intend to self-tan immediately following exfoliation. This densely gritty scrub is hydrating and leaves skin velvety to the touch, but not coated in any way--the perfect precursor to self-tanning, and the first step on the road to a glowing bod that emulates Kate's.