#BetterEveryDay :: On Defying Age

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As some of you know, I turned 40 last July (read 40 things about me). It’s a milestone I have embraced with bursting confidence and graceful maturity. With age comes experience, with experience comes wisdom. I lost some battles but conquered a thousandth. Age won’t slow me down, inactivity will. That’s why I constantly motivate myself to push the envelope and defy age. After all, it’s just a number. Look young, feel young.

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You see, I try my best to walk the talk; it’s not easy but living a healthy lifestyle does affect my overall disposition including my skin (plus a little help from great skincare brands). Recently I had the opportunity to pamper my body with Murad Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser and Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream. In a nutshell, this preview kit offers optimal hydration and suppleness for the aging body.

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The box came with instructions on how to use the Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser and Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream. I’ll take it up a notch to give your bath time a true spa-like experience. First, create the perfect ambience (dim or light a candle and play relaxing music) then exfoliate with your favorite scrub, wash, rinse, and while your skin is still damp, apply a quarter-sized amount of the clay body cleanser all over the body with massaging strokes. Repeat the same process for your hands but finish with the hand cream. Still feeling the me-time vibe? Apply face mask, lie down in bed and close your eyes for 15 minutes. Uninterrupted, because girl you deserve it!

#bettereveryday, defying age, murad rejuvenating aha hand cream, murad detoxifying white clay body cleanser

#bettereveryday, defying age, murad rejuvenating aha hand cream, murad detoxifying white clay body cleanser

Both products have invigorating citrus fragrance that dissipates after an hour or two; they are also ultra-lightweight and hydrating enough to combat dry and patchy skin. Just so you know, this preview kit ($18) features deluxe sizes which come in handy for travel and/or bedside (night time) necessities.


Rejuvenating AHA Hand Cream
Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Glycolic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Disodium EDTA, Ammonium Hydroxide, Betaine, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Tapioca Starch, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance, Potassium Sorbate, Aminomethyl Propanol

Detoxifying White Clay Body Cleanser 
Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Glycerin, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Chloride, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Yeast Amino Acids, Zinc Gluconate, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Inositol, Taurine, Trehalose, Urea, Sodium Sulfate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Kaolin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Menthol, Glycolic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Fragrance

For 2015, I make it better by:

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How do you make your year better?



  1. December 30, 2014 / 5:49 pm

    Happy 40th! My 40's have been the best ever of all ages and you are so right that attitude matters! Ok so products help :). May have to try this kit!

  2. December 30, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    This kit looks amazing, and an AHA Hand Cream is an absolutely brilliant idea– especially since hands age more rapidly, and are often not treated with anti-aging products! Happy 40th, beauty! <3

    • December 30, 2014 / 11:43 pm

      Hands and neck, they reveal a woman's true age 🙂

  3. December 30, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    What a lovely kit! I love Murad skincare. You look nowhere near your age. Oh, and I love that you wrote in cursive!

    • December 30, 2014 / 11:42 pm

      Thanks Renu. Handwriting deteriorated thru the years, hahaha!

  4. December 30, 2014 / 8:56 pm

    Happy 40th! This looks like a great product!

  5. December 30, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    Happy Birthday! <3

  6. December 30, 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Girl, you look INSANELY good for 40! I wouldn't put you past THIRTY. And these products look fabulous!

  7. December 31, 2014 / 1:33 am

    I knew knew they had these kinds of products!

  8. December 31, 2014 / 2:01 am

    I love Murad cleansers, this sounds worth checking in to!

  9. December 31, 2014 / 2:07 am

    I've never used a body product quite like that. It sounds great! And I could certainly use the AHAs on my sundamaged hands. i wish I had used sunscreen on my hands when I went to the beach all those years!

  10. December 31, 2014 / 2:58 am

    I hope I look as good as you when I'm 40! You are one foxy lady! <3

  11. December 31, 2014 / 3:22 am

    I'm obsessed with this set, particularly the hand cream. It's SO good.

  12. December 31, 2014 / 4:06 am

    That hand cream sounds amazing!

  13. December 31, 2014 / 6:48 am

    You are such an inspiration! I know I need to get my butt moving so I look as good as you do when I hit 40!

    • January 1, 2015 / 1:36 am

      Thanks Justina.Good health is the best gift we can give ourselves and loved ones!

  14. December 31, 2014 / 7:18 am

    I'm confused. You don't wash off the Body Cleanser? You just go from the cleanser to the cream? I love the idea of an AHA cream, though. Hands show age sooner than just about anywhere!

    • January 1, 2015 / 1:37 am

      I mean to add, it's a moisturizer but yeah, marketing people should address that because it's not a cleanser by principle

  15. December 31, 2014 / 9:23 am

    You're my inspiration! Keep rocking 40 – it looks great on you!

  16. December 31, 2014 / 1:15 pm

    I never tried Murad body products or had any idea they even made those. Thanks for the heads up!

  17. December 31, 2014 / 6:10 pm

    I never even knew Murad did body products. A must try and I looooove your blog!

  18. December 31, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    Murad is on my list of skincare I need to add to my stash this year!

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