As a blogger I receive regular requests and offers to try products and write about them. And, as a midlife blogger I am very particular about which products I’ll consider. Why? Because if the product is not going to be applicable to a woman over 50, I take a pass.
My goal is to help women in midlife live a healthy, happy, and inspired life, with the best tools and advice to achieve that. And, when the pricing is affordable and moderate, it is a plus in my view. We don’t all have hundreds of dollars to spend on skin care.
When I was approached by the folks at Legacy Belle, the mature skin care line was intriguing. It’s a newer brand so is not yet a household name. And that’s fine with me. Something new can become something great as it’s proven over time.
Thus, my introduction to this line, and the Legacy Belle skincare review that follows. While the product was gifted to me, all of the opinions expressed in this post are honest and my own.
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The Story of Legacy Belle
I wondered how the name was created, as it is rather unique. When you understand the history and why the name was given to this brand, it will become much more meaningful. I know it was for me.
Founder Brenda Belcheff was searching for a 100% natural, cruelty-free skincare product, and found the options to be limited. So she sat down with her mother to talk about creating her own line of anti-aging, natural skin care.
Brenda’s mom owned a health and wellness company, and was a leading expert in the use of a succulent plant called Purslane.
As they developed this line of products, Brenda’s mom, Elsie, passed away. Brenda chose ‘Legacy’ to honor her mom, and ‘Belle’ because it means beautiful woman in French. Her mom was also referred to as ‘Mother Belle’, so it was even more fitting that the name should be included in the brand.
Although Legacy Bell skincare is relative new, the company has over 50 years of skincare formulation experience, as well as 25 years in the healthy and wellness industry. So they are definitely not newbies when it comes to understanding how to care for mature skin!
Clean, natural, effective ingredients
The Legacy Belle line of skin care focuses on natural, anti-aging ingredients. Here are some of the highlights:
Purslane is a succulent plant that promotes production of the anti-aging enzyme telomerase. It has the ability to decrease the appearance of scars and wrinkles because it contains powerful antioxidants that stimulate cell repair as well as collagen.
In fact, purslane has been touted as the ‘fountain of youth’ because of it’s anti-aging benefits. It contains high levels of vitamin A, which can help reduce inflammation and redness.
Purslane also contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. These are essential for our skin to maintain absorptive cell walls that allow for nutrients to enter, and also release toxins.
In addition, purslane contains vitamin E and vitamin C. It is amazingly powerful yet gentle for all skin types.
We naturally have hyaluronic acid in our eyes, skin, and joints. It functions to trap water inside tissue cells, which in turn helps to keep our joints lubricated and our eyes moist. When used in skin care, it helps keep our skin plump and hydrated.
As we age, the level of hyaluronic acid naturally decreases. When we supplement our skin care with this product, it helps to deeply hydrate the skin, giving a younger, smoother, healthier look, as well as decrease redness.
Argireline is a well known anti-aging peptide. It is quite effective at diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, such as the ‘crow’s feet’ that appear around our eyes as we get older.
The positive impact of argireline is increased when it is used with the other ingredients in Legacy Belle formulations.
Matrixyl is an anti-aging peptide that fights wrinkles, sags, dryness, and discoloration in our skin. An additional benefit of matrixyl is that it boosts the natural production of hyaluronic acid in our body. It is safe to use on sensitive skin.
Other key ingredients
Other key ingredients in the Legacy Belle skincare line include Bakuchiol, a vegan skincare ingredient, Abyssinian Oil, Haloxyl, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, and Olive Leaf Extract. Learn more about their anti-aging properties here.
Legacy Belle Skincare Review: the Products
Legacy Belle skincare products are offered as a package, as shown above, with a nice savings for you if you choose to purchase the group. If you’re going to try a new skincare brand it really is helpful to use all of their products together. You’ll get the most benefit from them.
If you want to try Legacy Belle but aren’t sure if it will be right for you, there is also a small sample pack that you can purchase. It gives you just a little bit of each product, but in turn it is very well-priced.
You can also purchase each of the 5 products individually. This is a great option if one of your products runs out before the others.
There is no subscription program that ties you into regular purchases, which gives you complete control over when you are ready to purchase products from Legacy Belle.
Facial Cleansing Gel
If you prefer a cleanser that has some foaming action and is safe for sensitive skin, you’ll love the facial cleansing gel from Legacy Belle. It not only cleans, but moisturizes and soothes, with a surprisingly cool feel.
The day cream is intended for every day use, and has been formulated to be deeply hydrating, minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, and visibly firm the skin. A little bit will go a long way. Apply makeup if desired after giving the moisturizer a chance to fully absorb into your skin.
Similar to the day cream, the night cream is to be used sparingly on your face and neck in the evening, after the facial cleansing gel.
Formulated especially for our sensitive, maturing eye areas, the eye serum can be applied any time throughout the day. Just a tiny bit will go a long way, and is best used after cleansing and before day cream if you are going to apply makeup.
Age Defying Oil
A silky, lightweight oil, the age defying oil can be applied anywhere on your body. If applying to your face, it can be used on top of the day or night cream, after the cream has fully absorbed into your skin.
My Review of Legacy Belle Skincare
My Legacy Belle Skincare review is quite simple, really. This is what impressed me about the line:
- There are just enough products to use for complete skin care. Not too many as to be confusing, but a full range that covers our maturing face with cleanser, day/night cream, eye cream, and a face/body oil.
- The cost of the skincare package is reasonable enough to be affordable for most.
- The scent is pleasant and slightly botanical. It’s not overpowering and not too ‘mediciney’.
- You don’t need to use very much of each product so it will last longer, and you’re not giving up the intended benefit.
- The cleanser and creams are cooling to the skin, which for me was pleasant.
- My skin felt amazingly soft and smooth after using Legacy Belle.
- I had no skin reaction to any of the products.
- My best use of the Age Defying Oil has been on my décolletage area.
I would recommend Legacy Belle to anyone who is searching for natural, cruelty-free, anti-aging skincare for mature skin. And, if you have sensitive skin, Legacy Belle might be just what you need!
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