Lea Black, television star of Real Housewives of Miami, collaborated with beauty expert Melinda Wells-DeRocher and created a skincare line called Lea Black Beauty. The Lea Black Beauty line features an array of products including creams, an anti-aging serum, a skin exfoliant, and the popular “Sudden Youth Lift Complete Facial Treatment”.
According to Lea Black Beauty, “The collection of products was designed to work individually yet yield maximum benefits when used together. Cell regeneration and gentle exfoliation helps the skin reveal its luminosity and radiance, while a state of total moisture leaves skin luxuriously soft and smooth.”
Below we’ll discuss several of the key products in the Lea Black skincare line and how they may benefit your skin.
Lea Black Beauty Sudden Youth Lift Complete Facial Treatment is the luxury facial mask that launched the Lea Black Beauty collection in 1984. It is non-invasive and referred to by long term customers as an “instant face-lift”. This face mask is said to lift, firm, tighten, and tone the skin, as well as help with blemishes, breakouts, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. When the mask is applied, you will experience a tingling, stimulating sensation which is claimed to indicate the increased circulation and deep cleaning of the pores. It is recommended to leave the mask on for 15 minutes or until it is dry to the touch. The results of each facial build on each other and the results are cumulative. Each tube contains eight to ten facial applications.
Lea Black Beauty Anti Aging Face Serum 250 mg Full Spectrum Hemp CBD contains a proprietary blend of fruit extracts and full spectrum CBD that enables higher performance from the retinol without the irritation. This serum is said to increase the skin’s overall elasticity to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve the look and evenness of skin texture and tone.
Lea Black Beauty CBD Daily Face Moisturizer is a lightweight, concentrated yet ultra-hydrating moisturizing lotion that contains 150 mg of pure CBD isolate. This moisturizer is said to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as assist in retaining the moisture of the skin to keep the skin soft and smooth.
Lea Black Beauty Intensive Moisture Renewal Creme is a rich anti-aging cream that is said to maximize moisture retention while providing long term hydration. It is also said to plump the skin, improve firmness, and smooth wrinkles.
Lea Black Beauty Premium Hemp CBD Soothing Eye Cream is a light, silky cream that is said to moisturize the sensitive area around the eye while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and puffiness.
Lea Black Beauty Skin Revitalizing Daily Face Wash is a silky, non-drying face wash that is formulated to deep clean while also moisturizing, invigorating, and brightening the skin.
Lea Black Beauty Skin Revitalizing Exfoliant is a soft, crème wash with tiny beads that is said to encourage cell regeneration, gently exfoliate, and lift impurities while refining the skins’ smoothness and texture. This product can be used up to twice a week, allowing 3 days between applications.
All Lea Black skincare products are hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, and do not contain parabens. You may have noticed from the previous section that many of the Lea Black products feature CBD as a key ingredient.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the non-psychotropic component of marijuana or hemp. It is THC free and has no recreational use. CBD is most well-known for its calming, anti-inflammatory, and restoring properties. It penetrates deeply into the skin, triggering cellular communication that is responsible for numerous positive, physiological responses in the body including potent highly anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that CBD can help reduce redness and inflammation associated with acne breakouts. In addition, CBD has the potential to decrease excessive sebum (oil) production, as well as help reduce other triggers of acne.
CBD also has anti-aging properties because it is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants work by limiting oxidative damage caused by free radicals, the unstable molecules that contribute to the formation of premature wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. This is why CBD is used in the Lea Black Beauty Anti Aging Face Serum; it can help visibly reduce the appearance of issues like wrinkles, skin dullness, and uneven skin tone. Lastly, CBD is very soothing and can help with sensitivity and redness. Even if you don’t have visible signs of sensitivity, CBD can help combat the environmental stressors we face every day.
We’d also like to discuss the formulation behind the popular Lea Black Beauty Sudden Youth Lift Complete Facial Treatment. This is a pretty basic formula that mostly consists of Aloe leaf juice, purified water, acacia senegal gum (binder), corn starch, and carrageenan. The rest of the ingredients in this formula are present in very low concentrations (less than 1%). We know this by looking at the ingredient list (which is in order of descending concentrations). All of the other ingredients are listed after the preservative phenoxyethanol, which cannot be used in concentrations more than 1%. The one ingredient that may provide anti-aging benefits despite its low concentration is retinyl palmitate, the ester of retinol and palmitic acid. Research has shown that concentrations as low as 0.01% retinol are effective for improving multiple signs of aging and minimizing pore size, along with improving skin’s overall appearance.
There are very few reviews for the Lea Black skin care products on the brand’s website, but the reviews that are available are positive. Reviews for the Lea Black Beauty Intensive Moisture Renewal Creme mention that this product is especially helpful for dry skin and provides anti-aging benefits. Reviews for the Lea Black Beauty Skin Revitalizing Exfoliant point out that the texture of this product is very creamy and soft, and that it gently exfoliates skin and leaves it looking bright and glowing. Lastly, reviews for the Lea Black Beauty Skin Revitalizing Daily Face Wash mention that this face wash gently cleans the skin without drying it out.
References:LeaBlack.com, PaulasChoice.com “CBD Oil’s Benefits for Skin: Can it Help With Acne, Anti-Aging, & Other Skin Issues?”