Monday, November 28, 2016

Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance


This Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance has been my "go to" face wash for weeks and has now earned a permanent place in my morning and evening skincare routines.  I am never disappointed by any Exuviance product and this one quickly became a new favorite of mine!  I now know my skin and I cannot be without it!
While I generally love a good purifying cleanser some of them that I've tried in the past have left my skin feeling a bit stripped and dry.  However, this Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance leaves my skin feeling refreshed, free of impurities, balanced and not at all stripped of my skin's natural oils.
All you need is a little is an eraser size amount of this cleansing gel to clean your entire face and neck.  The gel lathers into a nice, soap free foam which gently but effectively removes all traces of makeup, dirt and surface oils.  Packed with antioxidants, botanicals and vitamins along with Glycolic Acid and gluconolactone this cleanser helps soothe and protect skin while exfoliating dead skin to help keep skin clear and improve skin texture.  For a deeper and more intense clean and for added exfoliation benefits I also like to use it with my Clarisonic, they make the perfect pair!
Within just a few days I noticed that my skin started to look and feel more clear, even toned and smooth all without feeling dehydrated.  It's really the prefect cleanser for me and I would highly recommend giving it a try!  I would actually recommend this Purifying Cleansing Gel for all skin types, even sensitive skin since it is so gentle.



You can find this Purifying Cleansing Gel by Exuviance over on Exuviance.com.  It retails for $34.00 for a generous 7.2 ounce tube.  Since a little goes a long way a tube this size will last forever!

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen For Face And Body SPF 30 & Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff


Just because summer is over doesn't mean you can forget putting on that sunscreen.  This Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen For Face And Body SPF 30 was my go-to sunscreen this summer and I haven't stopped using it.
This is a nice good-to-your-skin mineral based sunscreen that can be used from head to toe.  It's non-oily and is formulated without synthetic chemical sun filters, free of Parabens, PABA, Petroleum, Phthalates, there are no artificial colors or fragrances AND they do not do animal testing!!  Basically it's free of all the bad stuff which is really important these days.
Not only is this a great SPF but it also works well as a moisturizer.  It's lightweight, absorbs quickly and doesn't leave that annoying white sheen on your skin.  Perfect for year round protection!

You can find this Natural Mineral Based Sunscreen For Face And Body SPF 30 over on smartstuff.com and retails for $32.00.







While we won't be needing this Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff again until spring we used a ton of it on our hikes and on our camping trips this summer!
If you love all natural options for Insect Repellent then you must get your hands on this.  Unlike some other natural options I've tried this one actually does a great job at keeping those annoying Mosquitoes at bay.  Plus, it actually has a nice refreshing scent not that gross chemical scent that's typical of most repellents.  Obviously, it now has a permanent place in my backpack!
However, I did find that when we ran into a really thick swarm of Mosquitoes I needed to bring out the bad stuff with the Deet.  Unfortunately, sometimes you might just need a little Deet.  That being said, this Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff did a great job at repelling the average number of Mosquitoes and is safe for the whole family.  I will always reach for this first from now on and like I said it has a permanent place in my backpack!

You can also find this Natural Insect Repellent by Smart Stuff over on smartstuff.com and it retails for $25.00.

This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
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Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Vinalta



Even though at 43 I still have oily skin which sucks but I've realized that I probably have younger looking skin that most people my age because of it.  However, even with oily skin keeping skin hydrated is super important, especially at my age.  Hyaluronic Acid is one ingredient that gives my skin the hydration that it needs and a Hyaluronic Acid Serum like this one from Vinalta is perfect!
This Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Vinalta not only has my beloved Hyaluronic Acid but it also contains other potent, skin loving ingredients like Jojoba Oil, Vitamin B3, CoQ10, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and even a little Witch Hazel.  The combination of these ingredients help nourish and moisturize dehydrated skin and more importantly they eliminate free radicals which can really damage and age the skin.
I've been using this serum on and off for a few weeks now in my morning and evening skincare routines after I've cleansed and toned the skin.  It's a lightweight serum that is easily absorbed and leaves my skin feeling hydrated and soft.  It has also seemed to help reduce the appearance of some of my fine lines and help even out my skin tone and texture.
Like most Hyaluronic Acid Serums that I've used I would recommend using for at least a few weeks before you expect to see significant results.  While I would recommend this serum for all skin types if you have extremely dry skin I would recommend you still use your normal moisturizer on top of this serum for best results.  In fact, I would recommend that for any skin type.  I never use a serum by itself.  I find that most serums actually work better when you layer them with other products.  Just something to keep in mind if you are shopping for a new serum.
I should also mention that I really like the packaging for this serum.  I'm a big fan of the dropper style lids that are on the market now and I really like the colors and design of the bottle.  For me, packaging is really important.
You can find this Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Vinalta on vinalta.com and you can also pick it up on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural


I've always been a fan of what Biotin can do for my hair and I usually have pretty good results.  Since I damaged my hair this summer with a little too much over processing I was more than excited to start making this Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural part of my everyday supplement routine and put it to the test.
I've been taking this for about four weeks now and I am definitely impressed with my results so far and already plan on repurchasing!  Not only has the condition of my hair improved but a nice side effect is that my nails have also become longer and stronger!
I can't say that it really helped mend all my split ends but it greatly improved the overall strength and condition of my hair.  My hair also seems to be growing a little faster than normal but I think that is due to the fact that the condition of my hair has improved and it's not breaking off like it was before.
The Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural is formulated with 23 vitamins, minerals, and herbs, like Bamboo Extract, Vitamins A, C, D, E, and B Complex, along with minerals like Zinc, Copper, and Selenium and also includes Biotin and OptiMSM® and BioPerine®.  These ingredients works synergistically to help make hair healthier from the inside out.  
Just two capsules a day is all you need.  I tried to take mine first thing in the morning but if I forgot I would just take them at night.  I can have a sensitivity to vitamins that contain a multitude of ingredients but I didn't have any issues with these, even when I would just take with a glass of water.  However,  it's recommended to take with a meal.





There seems to be a wide variety of hair vitamins these days and they all promise the same thing and I've read good and bad reviews on most all of them.  Thankfully, after putting these Vibrance Healthy Hair Vitamins by Eu Natural I can honestly say they work!  They retail for $29.99 for a four week supply.  For more detailed information head over to eunatural.com and you can also find them on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, November 18, 2016

ResveraMd - Resveratrol Antioxidant Supplement



Resveratrol has been making waves in the supplement arena for awhile now and for good reason. Studies have shown that it is a powerful antioxidant that can help slow down the aging process, boost energy levels and even promote a healthy immune system. Found in the skin of red grapes it's one of the reasons you always hear drinking a glass of red wine each night does a body good.
If you have been wanting to jump on the Resveratrol bandwagon I cannot recommend this ResveraMd - Resveratrol Antioxidant Supplement enough. Each dose harnesses the power of 1000 glasses of red wine! It also contains other potent and favorable ingredients like Acai Berry Extract, Green Tea Extract, Grapeseed Extract and Quercetin all of which can help prevent premature aging and even heart disease.
This is one supplement that should be part of every anti-aging routine, I know it will stay a part of mine!

You can find this ResveraMd - Resveratrol Antioxidant Supplement at nutrastore.com...


This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Cellulite Cream by InstaNatural



First let me say that there is no magical cream out there that is going to get rid of your Cellulite.  If there was such a cream I'm sure people would pay a ton of money for it, myself included!  However, there are creams out there that can make the appearance of Cellulite less noticeable and this Cellulite Cream by InstaNatural is one of them.
This Cellulite Cream is made with ingredients like Caffeine and Retinol that help firm, tighten and smooth the skin thus making that annoying Cellulite less noticeable.  I find that it works on crepe skin as well.  Not only does it help skin look more firm and smooth but it also contains Vitamin E and Jojoba Oil which hydrate and nourish dry skin.  Overall, this is a cream that will make skin have a more youthful appearance, especially when used on a daily basis.
This Cellulite Cream has a thicker consistency which makes it the perfect cream to put on right before bed.  I actually like to slather this on from the neck down right when I get out of the shower, let it absorb and then put on some comfy jammies and off to bed I go!  When I wake up in the morning my skin is firmer, soft and smooth.
You can find this Cellulite Cream by InstaNatural on instanatural.com and over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia


Here's another great product from Valentia that I am happy to have in my skincare arsenal!  This Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia is a lovely little serum.  It's lightweight, easily absorbed and works at making your skin beautiful while you sleep.
The serum contains a blend of essential vitamins and botanicals that help compliment and intensify the Retinols.  The serum helps stimulate collagen production and exfoliate dead skin cells which helps create softer, smoother and younger looking skin.  
I like to apply this serum to freshly cleansed skin that is slightly damp.  I usually use a facial mist and then immediately apply this serum to my face, neck and decollete.  Once the serum is absorbed I normally follow it up with my usual night cream or facial oil but this serum does a great job all on it's own.
This Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia has helped lighten and brighten my complexion while diminishing the look of my fine lines.  It also hydrates and conditions my skin so when I wake up in the morning I have clear, soft, smooth skin that even has a nice glow to it!  
I would recommend this serum for all skin types.  I like to use at least 4-6 times a week depending on what other products I am using.  It's a gentle serum so you could easily use it every night if you wanted to.  If you have sensitive skin you may want to start out using 2-3 times a week.
Also, you should be wearing an SPF everyday but since Retinols help reveal fresh new skin it's even more important that you wear a sunscreen to protect it!
This Night Revive Retinol Serum by Valentia retails for $35.00 for a generous 1.18 ounces.  You can find it on valentia.com or over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post.  I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.  I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also.  All opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support.  If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Retinol Moisturizer by InstaNatural



I'm probably a little biased when it comes to InstaNatural products.  I've just about all of them and I've yet to be disappointed and this Retinol Moisturizer is no exception.
As a moisturizer it's very effective at hydrating the skin thanks to key ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid and nourishing Sunflower Seed Oil.  It's also very effective at helping to speed up cell turnover which helps reduce hyperpigmentation and makes fine lines less noticeable.
I use this as part of my evening skincare routine and I often use a Retinol Serum first and then follow up with this Retinol Moisturizer for a more intense result.  As someone with oily skin I would consider this a fairly thick moisturizer but it seems to absorb into the skin rather quickly leaving it soft and plump.
I would recommend this Retinol Moisturizer for all skin types and I would also recommend that you use an SPF during the day to protect fresh, new skin!


You can find this Retinol Moisturizer by InstaNatural at instanatural.com or over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Probiotics 40 Billion CFU by Schwartz Bioresearch ***Giveaway***


One supplement that I always include in my daily vitamin and supplement routine is a good Probiotic.  For the past couple of weeks I've been taking this Probiotics 40 Billion CFU by Schwartz Bioresearch.  I've used supplements by Schwartz Bioresearch before and they have become a brand that I know and trust so I was looking forward to testing out their new Probiotic supplement.
This particular Probiotic is jam packed with essential good gut bacteria.  It contains a high quality, all natural, powerful blend of Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus strains and 40 billion colony forming units.  The Schwartz Bioresearch Probiotics are also vegetarian and gluten free and also free of lactose, soy, wheat, nuts, iron, sugar, chemicals and artificial colors.
Good quality Probiotics can help with a multitude of issues from improving digestive health and immunity to helping with allergy issues and improving your metabolism.


If you have been wanting to try out a Probiotic or another type of supplement now is your chance.  Enter to win a $100.00 Amazon Gift Card Voucher that can be used to purchase the Probiotics 40 Billion CFU by Schwartz Bioresearch and many other quality Schwartz Bioresearch supplements!

You can enter the Schwartz Bioresearch giveaway here or by entering below...

Giveaway November 2016

If you would like to go ahead and just purchase this Probiotics 40 Billion CFU or any of the other Schwartz Bioresearch supplements you can also use the coupon code 10SAVE23 to receive 10% off your purchase from schwartzbioresearch.com.

Go to schwartzbioresearch.com to check out all the supplements they offer and you can also find them on Amazon.com...



 This is not a sponsored post.  I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest, unbiased review.  I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also.  All opinions are my own.  This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support.  If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Hydrating Day Cream & Hydrating Night Cream by Derma E ***New Look Same Great Formulas!***


Derma E is one of my favorite natural, eco-friendly skincare brands. It's affordable, dermatologist recommended and a brand that you can easily find at natural and organic health food stores like Whole Foods. However, I have also picked it up at places like Sally Beauty Supply, Ulta and of course you can also find it at many on-line retailers.
Derma E has gone through a bit of a makeover and is relaunching their entire skincare line with beautiful, sleek new packaging. While I found their old packaging appealing I am really loving the new look. It's seems to have a more modern and minimalist look and the colors are a bit more subtle. Beautiful.  While the packaging has had on overhaul the products themselves are still the great products we have all come to know and love. 
 They recently, sent me their Hydrating Day Cream in the old packaging (see pic below).  I have used this Day Cream in the past and I was excited to have it in my stash once again.
The Hydrating Day Cream is a fairly intense moisturizer for a Day Cream so if you have more oily skin like me a little goes a long way.  For you more drier skin girls you can apply as needed.  This lightly scented cream will quickly absorb and instantly moisturize whatever your skin type.  Not only will your skin be instantly hydrated but it will also become more soft and plump and it will feel nice and smooth.  Formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, anti-aging antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamins C and E, and soothing Aloe to help nourish and protect skin against free radicals.
Of course, this Hydrating Day Cream is also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free and GMO-free.  LOVE!!
The other wonderful thing is that it retails at $29.50 for a 2 ounce jar which will last forever!  This is one moisturizer that I would highly recommend, jam packed with skin loving ingredients your skin will thank you for it.



They were also nice enough to send me their Hydrating Night Cream as well.  I have never tried their Night Cream before but as soon as I opened the jar I knew it would quickly become a favorite of it was even half as nice as the Day Cream.  Plus, it smells heavenly.  Light and fresh with a hint of Plumeria!  If they made a perfume out of it I would buy it, I like it that much!
Lovely scent aside this is everything you would expect a night cream to be and more.  It provides serious hydration and after the first use you'll awaken to soft and supple skin.  It also helps minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles so skin looks and feels younger.
Formulated with some of the same ingredients as the Day Cream and just as the nice the Night Cream seems to be a more intense version and slightly more beneficial.
A little goes a long way for this Night Cream.  Since it is has a thicker consistency it takes a little longer to absorb than the Day Cream but once absorbed skin is instantly hydrated.  I always recommend to take skin care all the way down to the decollete but for night time skincare it's an absolute must.  I actually like to apply this to my decollete right when I get out of the shower in the evening and then follow up with my face and neck once I get dressed.
Like the Day Cream the Night Cream it's also 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free and retails at $29.50 for a 2 ounce jar that will last forever.
I am so glad to have this Hydrating Night Cream by Derma E in my skincare arsenal and I plan on purchasing even more products to add to it!


Derma E has a wide selection of affordable, wonderful products to choose from and now they will look even more beautiful sitting on your bathroom counter!  Make sure you head over to dermae.com to check out all their new packaging and their latest products.


I received this product at a discount or for free in exchange for my honest, unbiased review. I will only recommend products or services that I enjoy using personally and that I think my readers would enjoy also. All opinions are my own. 
This post may contain affiliate links which will help support my blog and I thank you in advance for your support. If you do not wish to use my links, no hard feelings, just do a search for the product and or brand on the interweb!