Stacy Cox, Esthetician & Owner of Pampered People Skincare; Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Expert
Stacy's beauty stats: 36; brown hair; normal to dry freckled skin.
Stacy's beauty obsessions: "I'm obsessed with beauty gadgets you can plug in, are battery operated, or charge and guarantee instant results. I'm also obsessed with multifunctional beauty products! I love to figure out how many useful ways I can repurpose things like lip gloss, mosaic face powder, or mascara. Right now, I am fascinated by Too Faced Lashlight Mascara. It has a light and mirror encased in the tube. Food in your teeth? Voilà, you have a quick-fix mirror at your service.
"After years of people asking me if my complexion comes from a weekly facial, friends are surprised to learn that I get my shiny skin all on my own! Here are some of the products I use to keep my skin clear, youthful, and bright."
"It doesn't cost a penny! People always want me to divulge my top beauty secret. Well, it's the hard-to-master art of consistency. No matter how packed your schedule, you have to be loyal to your beauty regimen twice a day, morning and night. When trying a new product, give it a full 30 days minimum in order to allow time to reveal its short- and long-term benefits. Over the years, I realized that my glow is linked to the products I use and the frequency with which I use them."
DDF Revolve 400X Micro Polishing System
"You can't glow if a multitude of 'DSC' (dead skin cells) are holding your moisture-rich skin captive! Right now, I am loving the DDF Revolve 400X Micro Polishing System. By using it twice weekly, it gently resurfaces and exfoliates the DSC off my face and throat, plus, I also use it as a deep-cleansing facial brush, all packed into one gadget. On my freshly scrubbed skin, I apply either Ole Henriksen Black Currant Complexion Oil or the Bliss Triple Oxygen+C Energizing Cream. I rotate between the two in my daily beauty routine."
DDF Revolve 400X Micro Polishing System, $95, ddfskincare.com
Ole Henriksen Black Currant Complexion Oil, $32, skinstore.com
Bliss Triple Oxygen+C Energizing Cream, $54, blissworld.com
Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash
"Have you noticed the Olay ad that says it's introducing 'a body wash that thinks like an anti-aging cream'? Since body washes are pretty ho-hum, this immediately caught my attention. My curiosity got the best of me, so I purchased Olay's Total Effects 7-in-1 Advanced Anti-Aging Body Wash and gave it a go. After using it daily for two weeks, my skin feels deeply hydrated, is definitely smoother, and looks less dull and dry than it has in ages. I've been sporting my tanks and sundresses with a newfound confidence."
Clairol Natural Instincts Rich Color Crème
"I was over the moon when I learned Clairol selected me as a national beauty ambassador. So, in light of this honor, I felt compelled to rediscover and immerse myself in the world of at-home dye kits. On went my first application of Clairol Natural Instincts Rich Color Crème in #37 Espresso Crème. Here's a beauty confession: Clairol has made me cheat on my hairstylist. (I'm sorry, Todd. Please cue the dramatic soap opera music!) It's ammonia-free, only took 10 minutes to cover my gray, and both the hair color and the deep-conditioning treatment are loaded with antioxidants that make my tired tresses feel amazingly soft."
Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting in Angel Glow
"There are a couple of beauty tools I stash in my makeup kit when I want to achieve a glow on my collarbones and cheekbones, and Laura Geller's Baked Body Frosting in Angel Glow is one of them. If you apply it dry, it offers a subtle hint of luminosity, and if you apply it wet, it will give your skin a diamondlike sheen. Another item I am lost without is NYX Cosmetics The Bronze Goddess Box, which is nothing short of amazing! It contains 12 eye shadows, six bronzers and blushes, five lip colors, applicators, and a mirror — all for $30!"
Laura Geller Baked Body Frosting, $39.75, laurageller.com
NYX Cosmetics The Bronze Goddess Box, $30, nyxcosmetics.com
Supersmile No Brush No Rinse Quikee
"We've gotten every other part of our bodies to sparkle, glow, and shine, so we can't ignore our teeth. For this, I turn to the father of aesthetic dentistry, Dr. Irwin Smigel. Dr. S. developed the Supersmile No Brush No Rinse Quikee, which whitens teeth and freshens breath on-the-go or anytime your teeth feel like they have sweaters on them. The travel-sized tube fits into a pocket or clutch purse perfectly. All you do is place a drop in your mouth and allow your tongue to act as the unofficial toothbrush, smoothing the product over your teeth and dissolving instantly."
"I love olive oil, especially when on a date. Let me explain. Going back to the days of Cleopatra, olive oil has proven its health and beauty benefits for centuries. It's a multitasking, all-natural beauty savior that's great when you are in pinch and one of the following happens:
Your forget your lip gloss
You have a dry body part (e.g., hands, legs, cuticles, elbows, knees)
Your complexion appears dull
You only need a very minimal amount in the palms of your hands and then just lightly apply the olive oil to the area(s) needing attention to relieve dryness and impart a soft glow to dull, sallow skin. Good stuff!"