Have you ever had the feeling that something is missing from your skincare routine? You cleanse, tone, and moisturize, but you’re not 100% convinced that your skin is at the top of its game. Fill the void and make your face happy with one of m-61’s highly effective high-tech products. M-61 is a powerful, high-tech skincare brand. It was co-founded by Marla and Barry Beck after the duo’s success with their luxury spa and retail chain, Bluemercury. After providing one million spa treatments and serving 20 million clients, they realized their customers were looking for something that was missing in the skincare market — highly technical products that fused dermatologist-approved ingredients with vitamin-packed naturals. So off they went to the chemistry lab with a list of 100 ingredients they did not want to use in their new line. The couple’s goal was to create formulas with pure, concentrated ingredients like vitamin C, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, and peptides. Unnecessary additives weren’t going to cut it. Finally, after trying out 175 formulas, M-61 was finally born. I recently wrote about my love affair with their silicone-free Hydraboost Moisturizer, and while it’s still my favorite moisturizer by day, by night I’ve got an entirely different wrinkle-busting routine. Here’s a list of three M-61 products I can’t get enough of. All of them are cruelty-free and many of them are gluten-free and/or vegan. Power Cleanse $9 – $34 Power Cleanse is a sulfate-free glycolic gel cleanser that washes away dirt, makeup, and excess oil without stripping skin. This cleanser is ideal for anyone with acne-prone oily or combination skin because it purifies pores to reduce breakouts. It’s also great for people with dull or dry skin who want to fight wrinkles and give their skin a deep exfoliation. Power cleanse is vegan and gluten-free. Why I Love It I use Power Cleanse three to four times a week at night for its wrinkle-fighting and oil-reducing properties. It’s also my go-to cleanser anytime I feel a blemish coming on. Since I’ve started using Power Cleanse my fine lines have slowly started to diminish and my breakouts have been much less frequent. I really do love this cleanser, but glycolic acid is intense so I recommend using it just two or three times a week to start. Powerful Ingredients Glycolic Acid – Promotes the reduction of wrinkles, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation. It removes dead cells from the skin’s surface by weakening the binding properties of the lipids that hold dead of them together. This allows them to be exfoliated away to expose live skin cells. Glycolic acid also cleanses pores to remove bacteria. Tea Tree – Derived from trees grown in Australia, tea tree oil has been used as a remedy for cuts, burns, and insect bites for centuries. It inhibits inflammation, itching and burning and can help treat mild to moderate acne. Vitamin B5 – A water-binding substance that attracts and retains water to stabilize the skin’s barrier to reduce the loss of water. Vitamin B5 works to treat dry, scaly, or rough skin. It also functions as a soothing and moisturizing anti-inflammatory. Power Glow Peel $28 – $110 Power Glow Peel is a daily glycolic and salicylic acid exfoliating peel infused with vitamin K, bilberry, and chamomile. If you’re worried about wrinkles, experiencing a breakout, or have dull skin, this is the product for you. Power Glow’s ingredients resurface, clarify, and firm skin. M-61 sells these skin-brightening bad boys in packs of 10, 30, and 60. Why I Love It I’ve used Power Glow Peel on my face and neck every night for the past three weeks and I have yet to wake up disappointed. The name doesn’t lie, this must-have product gives my skin such a radiant glow that I haven’t had to use foundation or concealer in weeks. The benefits of glycolic and salicylic acid are real. Glycolic acid fights wrinkles and reduces acne scarring. Salicylic acid penetrates deeply into pores to exfoliate dead skin cells away. Together they are a game-changing skincare powerhouse. Powerful Ingredients Vitamin K – Helps to reduce the appearance of spider veins and combats dry, rosacea-like patches. Bilberry – An antioxidant extract that helps to promote an even skin tone. Glycolic & salicylic acid – Help to shrinks pores, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and improve skin’s tone, texture and clarity. Vitamin K – Topical vitamin K is often used as a facial remedy for getting rid of bruises and improving the appearance of skin. The American Cancer Society has reported that vitamin K creams are used by people that want to reduce facial discoloration caused by poor circulation, scarring, and skin irritation. JetGlow Cream $92 This neuropeptide anti-wrinkle retexturizing cream improves skin’s clarity, tone, and radiance while helping to relax fine lines and wrinkles. Utilizing glycolic acid, red seaweed and goji berry, this nourishing gluten-free cream soothes skin while improving its texture. Why I Love It This gluten-free product has become a staple in my skincare routine because I’m convinced it’s formulated with magic. I’ve been in need of a Botox touch-up for about two months and I think this lovely cream is the reason why I haven’t picked up the phone and made an appointment. After applying this formula on my face for a little over a month my fine lines and wrinkles (normally the bane of my existence) have started to disappear. Trust me, I’m usually scrutinizing those suckers from the moment I wake up, but now they’ve all but disappeared. That doesn’t mean I’ll quit Botox forever, let’s not get crazy — but if I can hold off on the next round for a few months, I’m a happy camper. Powerful Ingredients Glycolic Acid – Helps to shrink pores and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Improves skin’s tone, texture and clarity while promoting increased skin resilience. Red Seaweed – Promotes skin firming while soothing and nourishing skin’s internal structure Goji Berry – An antioxidant that provides natural vitamins C, E, and lycopene. These three vitamins work together to increase elasticity while calming skin and protecting it from environmental stressors. To learn more about our favorite skincare products head to our Beauty section Start a Conversation Cancel a Conversation Connect with Enter your WordPress.com blog URL http://.wordpress.com Proceed Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.