I visited the Elizabeth Arden counter at Macy’s recently to experience the (must-try) complimentary Oxygen Blast Facial and to test out the new SUPERSTART and City Smart PREVAGE® skincare products. I also have some news to share about their latest color cosmetics! First, call to make an appointment or stop by the Elizabeth Arden counter for a quick Oxygen Blast Facial. This is the same type of facial they give at the Red Door Salon, and at Macy’s on State street, it is complimentary. That means FREE! It takes only 5 minutes and you can even leave on your makeup. The facial blast pumps your face up with moisture! So you feel like you are at the spa, and even if you buy a few products you are still spending much less! Then I hand tested (and now I have been using daily) the new Elizabeth Arden SUPERSTART Skin Renewal Booster, $65, designed to restore the healthy look of the skin’s surface layer fortifying its ability to repair. Use it before your serum and moisturizer. And what better serum to use than the beauty award winning and wrinkle diminishing results-proven PREVAGE® Anti-Aging Daily Serum, $162? It can dramatically improve the look of sun-damaged skin. But stay out of the sun from now on, OK? No. Seriously. Stay out of the sun without SPF. But you can’t be protected from the environment with just SPF so Elizabeth Arden created PREVAGE® City Smart, $68, a first-of-its-kind skin shield that combines pollution and UV protection with DNA Enzyme Complex™ to strengthen skin. It feels like a light coating of saran wrap is on my skin, only it is light and silky. I love it! It’s is a super skin barrier – with SPF 50 – to keep the damage out! Makeup applies beautifully over it. (Lauren uses and loves it too, by the way). Now that you know your skin is protected, you can have fun with a little color, and continue to help your skin. Protect your lips with Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick Sunscreen SPF 15, $22. It’s also available in sheer color tints or you may like to try Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Matte Shades, $25. They stay on all day, do not get dry and even work with the balm. Check out the gorgeous colors of the Ceramide Cream Blush, $24 and see if you can resist. This blush is loaded antioxidants and vitamins, and will give you a nice dewy summer look … while you stay out of the sun! There’s more good news! By popular demand, Elizabeth Arden will soon offer PREVAGE® foundation! Just think of how well protected and flawless your skin will be then! We will keep you posted after we have tried it ourselves. – Carol Calacci Photos: Second City Style Products received and tested for review and the opinions are my own.