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Silk’n FaceFX: Giving My Skin A Break

I’m very into skincare right now. I feel like this typically starts to happen in your late 30s because all the damage you’ve done to your skin starts to become noticeable. Anyone else?? In the last year, I’ve done a significant amount of work to make my skin a priority and have been very picky about the products and services I choose to invest in to make my skin its best. And let me say, it is freaking expensive. It’s one of those things, though, that if it’s important to you, you’ve got to invest in it.

Corri McFadden uses the Silk'n FaceFX on a boat in the Greek Islands.

If you follow along on Instagram, then you know I’ve been in Greece for the past two weeks and I’m going to be here for another two weeks. I was pretty concerned about being in the sun for four weeks straight because I didn’t want all my hard work and progress on my skin to go to waste. So I made a deal with myself that I’d still focus on taking care my skin on this trip. This includes shading it from the sun as much as possible and going makeup free.

Corri McFadden uses her Silk'n FACE FX on the go.

Even though I’ve said no to pretty much all makeup, I still have some amazing products I’ve been using to keep my skin in tip-top condition, which is what I want to share with you today.

Corri teaches Zelda about skincare on a boat in Greece.

The Silk’n FaceFX has been my number one on this trip. Silk’n seriously has the best products, one of which I wrote about here, and the FaceFX is no exception. It’s so easy to use and is helping my skin age a little more gracefully – AKA stopping all the lines and wrinkles that have been showing up in recent years. Not to mention it’s going to help keep my summer glow from a month in Greece all year long.

Corri and Zelda show what skincare products they are loving on their vacation in Greece.

Photos by Hallie Duesenberg

To use the Silk’n FaceFX all you have to do is apply facial oil and rotate it around your face focusing on the different areas for 15 minutes. You can literally do it with your kid hanging off of you. Just make sure you’re in a stationary place near an outlet to plug it in.

It’s super small and compact, so you can throw it in your toiletry bag along with the rest of your beauty supplies. It’s recommended that you start with 3 treatments per week for the first month and then adjust the treatments based on your needs.  It’s also clinically tested, dermatologist recommended and will give you long lasting results. It’s not too good to be true, ladies, trust me.

The Silk’n FaceFX has been the perfect tool for me while I’ve been in Greece as it uses LED red light therapy, which supports the skin’s ability to fight environmental damage and regenerate. The device doesn’t stop there, it also uses thermal heating to make the treatments even more effective (and feels nice too!). So by combining the red light therapy with the deep thermal heating, it improves blood circulation, produces more collagen and allows for better absorption of moisturizer – keeping you radiant no matter where you are. 

The FaceFX by Silk'n.

Silk’n FaceFX

To show you my results, I’ll be testing it for 8 weeks, which I started while I was in New York two weeks ago and have been using it ever since. Stay tuned to see my before and after photos in 6 weeks. But I can honestly say that so far, I’m truly enjoying it. It basically feels like a facial massage. If you want to get started with your own Silk’n FaceFX, they’re available at Silkn.com and Amazon.

I also just want to say this product is a fantastic alternative to injectables and other pricey anti-aging treatments and procedures. Definitely not against a little botox here or there, but the FaceFX is less invasive and a more affordable place to start.

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Isle of Paradise Dark Self Tanning Mist

Because I’m staying in the shade and wearing lots of sunscreen, my natural tan is pretty much nonexistent (which isn’t new because I’m basically Caspar all year long). But I’m OK with that because it means I’m steering clear of the sun and avoiding damage. It also means I’m in need of a self-tanner.

I usually spray tan myself, but my machine couldn’t make the journey to Greece unfortunately. Instead, I’m using Isle of Paradise Dark Self Tanning Mist. I read about this product before I went on vacation and made the purchase last minute. I was a little skeptical, but it’s been working great! It gives a really nice glow and is also safe for your face

Here’s a tip for you though when using this product. It goes on as water so it can be a little tricky to see where you’re getting it on your skin, but it really evens out on its own. Here’s the key though, when you spray it, stand on a towel then wipe your floor after you spray it. If you don’t, the bottom of your feet will turn orange. I learned this the hard way. It went away after four days, but just a word from the wise.

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Corri's favorite tanning spray for a Greek vacation.
Corri McFadden shares her favorite skincare products while in Greece.

SkinCeuticals Sheer UV Defense Sunscreen

I’m all about that sunscreen life. And I’m also obsessed with SkinCeuticals products. If I could be hooked up to an IV of their products, I’d probably do it. The SkinCeuticals Sheer UV Defense Sunscreen, in particular, is weightless, paraben free, chemical free and doesn’t make you feel like you’re putting any junk on your face. And it’s water resistant, so it’s the ideal sunscreen.

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Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation

I did bring one foundation with me and that’s the Cle de Peau Radiant Fluid Foundation. I’m completely obsessed with Cle de Peau’s foundation and concealer. They’re my absolute go-to’s. They give my face a nice subtle glow and I can’t recommend it more.

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Corri McFadden shares her favorite foundation on Glitter and Bubbles.
Corri McFadden shares her favorite peel pads on Glitter and Bubbles.

Bliss: That’s Incredib-peel Glycolic Resurfacing Pads

These Incredi-Peel Glycolic Resurfacing Pads have been an incredible addition to my nighttime routine. They work really well in conjunction with the Silk’n FaceFX because they’re both working their magic on fine lines, wrinkles and pores. It feels so good to end my day with one of these pads and have my face super clean because makeup is never a good look in bed.

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BEFORE: Start of the SkinRX daily treatments, Stayed tuned for my results in 8 weeks. 

 
Thank you to Silk’n for sponsoring this post. It’s partners like this that make documenting our journey possible. 

 

 

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