Monday, December 18, 2017

Intensive Eye Therapy by NeoStrata


Results don't lie and this Intensive Eye Therapy by NeoStrata definitely delivers results!  
It has also become one of my Holy Grail products!  I love everything about it.  I love the way it instantly absorbs and hydrates, it feels completely lightweight...so much so that I almost forget that I even put it on.  I love that it wears beautifully under makeup and of course most importantly I love how it smooths out my area, depuffs and diminishes my dark circles.  LOVE IT!!
As a tried and trusted brand I knew that NeoStrata would not disappoint in the eye cream department.  The Intensive Eye Therapy by NeoStrata contains unique ingredients like a SynerG Formula that helps to build and plump the skin, while NeoGlucosamine helps prevent uneven pigmentation, Hyaluronic Acid provides the hydration, Apple Stem Cell Extract helps your skin act like its younger self and many other potent ingredients that work synergistically to make one of the best eye creams I've ever tried.

But, don't just take my word for it.  Here is what participants reported in a clinical study after 4 weeks of twice daily application:

100% good spreadability, consistency, good color
100% feels lightweight
97% moisturizes/hydrates
97% easily absorbs
97% not irritating
97% compatible with makeup/foundation
94% eye area appears lifted
94% improves skin texture/smoothness
94% improves skin radiance
94% positive overall opinion of product
88% evens skin tone and color
88% skin looks brighter, more luminous
88% fine lines are less noticeable
88% wrinkles (crow's feet) are less noticeable
88% increases skin firmness/elasticity
87% reduces under eye puffiness
81% skin looks younger
77% reduces dark circles

Those are some pretty impressive results!  The one and ONLY thing that I don't care for is the price tag.  This amazing Intensive Eye Therapy by NeoStrata retails for $84.00 for 0.5 oz. so it's a little steep for my personal budget.  However, I don't think I can ever be without it now so I will have to treat myself whenever my budget allows, it's just that good!  If it's in your budget you simply must give it a try, I promise you won't be disappointed!  Plus, with the Holidays right around the corner it would make a great gift!


Make sure to head over to neostrata.com for more information on the Intensive Eye Therapy and while your there be sure to check on some of their other amazing products!


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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Clean Zyme Cleanser & Skin Zyme Mask by Jan Marini Skin Research


Attention my sensitive skin peeps!  If you have been wanting to try all the latest and greatest exfoliators and peels out their but you are afraid of damaging your sensitive skin then this Clean Zyme Cleanser & Skin Zyme Mask by Jan Marini Skin Research is the PERFECT product for you!  Of course it's also perfect for those of us that just want something on the more gentle side.
The Clean Zyme Cleanser and Skin Zyme Mask will gently exfoliate dead skin cells and reveal softer, smoother skin in just one treatment.
I would highly recommend this if you have a last minute Christmas Party to attend and your skin is looking a little dull.  You can achieve that soft, smooth and brighter skin without all redness and irritation that some other products can cause.  All you need is about 20 minutes.  
Use the Clean Zyme Cleanser like you would your regular cleanser making sure to include your neck and decollete (I highly recommend) and leave on for 1 to 2 minutes, then wash off with a warm washcloth and blot dry.  Next apply the Skin Zyme Mask in an even, thin layer on your face, neck and decollete and leave on for up to 20 minutes.  Before washing off Skin Zyme take a small amount of the Clean Zyme and massage into skin to produce a nice emulsification then use a warm washcloth to remove.  It's also recommended to splash skin 10 to 15 times with lukewarm water which helps remove any excess product and don't forget to follow with a nice, nourishing moisturizer or facial oil.
Thanks to the key ingredient which is the Proteolytic Enzyme - Papain from Green Unripened Papaya my skin looked clearer, brighter and softer and smoother, after the first use!  Since this is such a gentle exfoliation I love that I can use it a couple times a week if I want without "over exfoliating" my skin.  However, if you have extra sensitive skin I would stick with a once a week treatment.


The Clean Zyme Cleanser & Skin Zyme Mask by Jan Marini Skin Research retails for $90.00 for both products or $30.00 for the Clean Zyme and $60.00 for the Skin Zyme and can be found at janmarini.com.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Activated Charcoal, Green Tea Matcha & Bentonite Clay Masks by Health & Pure



I am a sucker for masks of all kinds and this bundle of masks by Health & Pure provides everything I could possibly need and want in a mask set.  You get three different masks in the bundle which include an Activated Charcoal Masks, Green Tea Matcha Masks and a Bentonite Clay Mask. While they each have their own unique set of natural ingredients they all leave your skin feeling extra clean, really soft and super revitalized!  I especially love to use these for my multi-masking treatments where I apply each one to a specified section of my face depending on what is going on with my skin.
The Activated Charcoal Peel Off Mask is great for blemish and blackhead prone skin, oily skin or skin that just needs a good detox.  The Activated Charcoal, Witch Hazel and Aloe Vera help to clear clogged pores and heal stressed skin.  Plus, you have the satisfaction of peeling if off which is something I always look forward to.  Skin instantly feels deep cleaned, soft and smooth.
The Green Tea Matcha Mask is more for aging skin but also provides a powerful punch of antioxidants that can help with problematic skin.  This mask is an easy mask to remove that can just be wiped off with a warm wet towel.  It leaves skin feeling nourished, hydrated and refreshed while problem areas look and feel better as well.  This is a great mask for aging skin that still gets blemishes!
The Bentonite Clay Mask is a serious Clay Mask that will instantly give you softer, smoother, revitalized skin and even make our pores look smaller!  It's a great exfoliating mask that will draw out all the impurities in your skin while still leaving it feeling hydrated.  This is a great end of the week mask or if your feeling like your skin needs a little pick me up!
This is a fantastic little bundle of all natural masks that contain no harsh chemicals or toxins and can instantly improve the look and feel of your skin!
Plus, they would also make great stocking stuffers, just in time for Christmas!!





You can find this Mask Trio of  Activated Charcoal, Green Tea Matcha & Bentonite Clay by Health & Pure at Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary 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 30, 2017

Renewing Foaming Facial Cleanser by Anavita


As a skincare addict and a beauty blogger I am constantly trying out various skincare products.  One of my favorite things to try out are cleansers.  I'm not really sure why but I find myself a little obsessed with cleansers, especially since they are only on your skin for a very limited amount of time.  However, I have found that using the right cleanser for your skin type can make a really big difference.  I like to rotate cleansers depending on what is going on with my skin and I use everything from Micellar Waters and Cleansing Balms to Clay based cleansers.  
I love having a cleanser that I can use no matter what is going on with my skin and that is where this Renewing Foaming Facial Cleanser comes in.  It's really gentle thanks to the ingredients like Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Olive Leaf but don't the word gentle fool you.  This cleanser does a great job at taking off excess makeup, oil and the daily grime that can build up on the skin throughout the day.  It also does all of that without stripping the skin.  Skin just feels clean and refreshed!
I also love that it's made with 99.8% natural and 70% organic and doesn't contain any parabens, synthetic colors or fragrances, petroleum oils, phthalates or sulfates.  Anavita also never tests on animals!
This cleanser would be great for any skin type and would also be beneficial for teenage skin all the way up to aging skin.  It retails for $24.97 for 6 oz and can be found at anavitaskincare.com or over on Amazon.com...

 

 This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary 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!

Deep Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion by Anavita



It's officially winter and it's also that time of year where most of us are reaching for just about any type of lotion to help soothe our dry skin, dehydrated skin.  I prefer to use a lotion that's thick and will help keep my skin hydrated all day.
This Anavita Deep Moisturizing Hand & Body Lotion isn't as thick as what I would typically go for but it definitely lasts all day!  It's light, non-greasy and can moisturize and soothe even the driest of skins.  Not only does it lasts all day but it leaves my skin feeling Soft and smooth.  It also works well on problematic skin.  My husband suffers from Eczema and this lotion helped reduce the redness, inflammation and also relieves the itchiness often associated with Eczema. 
Also, i you have a sensitivity with scented lotion then this one would make a great option for you.  It's very lightly scented with just a touch of  Lavender and Lemon Oil which makes for a nice fresh scent that's barley detectable and something that the entire family can use.
Another reason why I've been loving this lotion is that it's made with natural and organic ingredients and it leaves out all those other nasty ingredients like parabens, preservatives, artificial dyes, chemicals, synthetic fragrances and phthalates among others.  It's also vegan and not tested on animals!

It retails for $24.97 for 8 oz. and can be found at anavitaskincare.com and over on Amazon.com...


This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary 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, October 27, 2017

Hair Care Must Haves by Kenra Professional

*Hair Care Must Haves by Kenra Professional

I love Kenra Professional hair care products...and no,...I'm not getting paid to say that!  Kenra Professional has some of the most innovative products on the market and they constantly seem to be adding new products and staying way ahead of everyone else in the hair game.
In fact, Kenra Professional just recently launched quite a few new products.  They now have a Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection, Kenra Shaping Spray 21 and the Kenra Platinum Heat Block Hairspray 22 and I got the chance to test them all out over the last month!
Let's start with the Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection.  Unless you've been hiding under a rock then you've probably heard about Snail Essence.  It's mostly been used in Korean beauty products but it's caught on here in the states and now it's considered a fairly common ingredient in anti-aging products.  However, I've never seen it used in hair care products until now.  The Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection consists of the Snail Anti-Aging Shampoo, Snail Anti-Aging Conditioner and Snail CC Creme.  These products are formulated without sulfates and parabens and work together to fight the 10 signs of aging hair.  Those 10 signs consist of  dulling, thinning, breakage, frizz, dryness, elasticity, porosity, scalp irritation, unmanageability and coarse texture.  Hair youth in a bottle!
After continued use of these products over the last month I have definitely noticed that my hair has become a lot softer, smoother, not as frizzy, more manageable and defintely has more shine.  I really love the lightweight Snail CC Creme, it's for sure a standout product for me.  It can take dry, brittle frizzy hair and instantly make it look and feel soft and smooth.  The entire Platinum Snail Anti-Aging Collection is a total WIN in my book and definitely worth checking out, especially if you suffer from any one of those ten signs of aging!
 Snail Anti-Aging Shampoo
Retails for $18.00 for 8.5 oz.
 Snail Anti-Aging Conditioner
Retails for $18.00 for 8.5 oz.
 Platinum Snail CC Crème
Retails for $25.00 for 2.5 oz.




Next up is the Kenra Shaping Spray.  This has become a definite staple among my styling products.  First of all, I love that this product is alcohol free.  I also love that you can spray it on your hair and it allows enough time be able to create your desired style before it completely dries giving you total control.  Plus, once it dries you can be confident that your hair will stay in place.  It provides an extra firm hold while giving hair a nice shine.
Retails for $19.00 for 8.0 oz.



Last but definitely not least is the Kenra Platinum Heat Block.  This innovative and versatile product provides heat protection up to 450 degrees, a high hold and it can also be used as a finishing spray!  This one-of-a-kind Platinum Heat Block Spray is enhanced with Bee Propolis to provide a protective cast that helps maintain hair cuticle integrity while styling with heat and prevents damage to the hair.  You could really get away with just using this one styling product!  I love this Kenra Platinum Heat Block, it's a game changer!
Retails for $23.00 for 8.0 oz.




These new and innovative Kenra Professional Platinum Collection hair care must haves are now available at Ulta!  If you are dealing with any sort of hair struggle Kenra Professional has something for every hair need. And, if you never experienced Kenra Professional products you are missing out!


This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary 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!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Tools & Products to Renew Aging & Sun Damaged Skin as Seen on Afternoon Live

*Tools & Products to Renew Aging & Sun Damaged Skin as Seen on Afternoon Live

I am so excited to once again be joining Tra'Renee on the KATU Afternoon Live show! This time around I will be sharing some tools and products that I recommend to help rejuvenate aging and sun damaged skin.

First up are the tools that I recommend to help keep skin looking young and fresh. I have several beauty tools that I alternate into my skincare routine but the ones that I use on a regular basis are definitely my Derma Roller and my Dry Brush. I let my skin dictate which tool to use, however, when it comes to using a Derma Roller how often you use it also depends on what size the microneedles are. You can safely use a Derma Roller with 0.1mm needles 2-3 times a week. I like to use a Derma Roller with 0.5mm-1.0mm needles which means I can only use it 1-2 times per month. Dry Brushing can be done 1-2 times per week. I like to Dry Brush once a week and then skip a week and incorporate my Derma Roller. However, it's important to never combine these types of treatments so that your skin has time to heal.

 
Facial Focus Derma Roller

I love using a Derma Roller! I think it's the quickest and easiest way to rejuvenate your skin. If you have never heard of a Derma Roller it's basically a wheel covered in hundreds of surgical steel needles. These needles create tiny holes in the skin which makes your skin produce extra collagen and elastin to heal those tiny holes and speed up cell turnover. It will also allow your skincare products to reach deeper into the skin and really do what their made to do. The result is healthier, plumper and younger looking skin. Using a Derma Roller can help diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, pigmentation, scars and other common skin problems.

It's important to start with a clean face and a clean Derma Roller and to not use it on any open wounds. After I cleanse my skin I like to apply a thin layer of Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater, just enough to dampen the skin but you can also just use tap water. However, this wold also be a great time to apply your favorite hydrating serum. I don't recommend using any serums with Vitamin C Serums or anything with Retinol while you are using a Derma Roller since it can possibly over irritate the skin. To being Derma Rolling just roll the DermaRoller across the skin diagonally, horizontally, and then vertically. You don't need to apply a lot of pressure but I like to press as hard as I can without it being too painful. I tend to focus more on my problem areas where I have pigmentation, fine lines and scars and that works best for me. I also take it down my neck and into my decollete area as well. The most important step is to follow up your Derma Roller treatment with a hydrating oil or moisturizer that's suited for your skin type. I like to apply the Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda and once that is absorbed into the skin I follow it up with Honey Drop Moisturizer by Farmacy. I tend to do this as part of my nightly skincare routine and when I wake up my skin is plump, glowing and more youthful looking!

Lately, I have been using the 1.0mm Facial Focus Derma Roller which retails for $27.00. However, I have also purchased many Derma Rollers on Amazon.com for a lot less that work just as good. The 0.25mm Derma Roller by ORA retails for $19.99 and is a great choice if your new to micorneedeling. Make sure to clean your Derma Roller after every use with rubbing alcohol and it should be replaced after about 15 uses.


Tulasāra Radiant Facial Dry Brush

Dry Brushing is a ancient Ayurveda technique that helps exfoliate dead skin cells from the skin surface to promote skin cell turnover. It helps prep the skin to more easily absorb oils and moisturizers resulting in softer, smoother younger looking and feeling skin. In just one minute you can reveal fresh, new skin.
I've used other Facial Dry Brushes but this Tulasāra Radiant Facial Dry Brush by Aveda is by far the best one I've ever used and totally worth the investment. The brush retails for $44.00 but it's made with super soft nylon bristles which are formed in rounded, massaging peaks which works perfectly to lift skin and brush away dead skin. Perfection.
Dry Brush 2-3 times a week and again, it's important to follow with nice hydrating oil or moisturizer that is suited for you skin type. I always follow my dry brushing session with the Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda which go hand in hand and the combination gives you a radiant and glowing complexion.


 Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda

This Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda is the perfect follow up oil. Just a few drops is all you need to nourish, balance, hydrate and restore skin. However, this oil is not just for use with Derma Rolling or Dry Brushing this is a lightweight oil that is easily absorbed and can be used everyday. When not using with my Derma Roller or Dry Brush I like to use this as part of my nightly skincare routine. I gently press and then massage the oil into my face, neck and decolette. I always love how my skin looks in the morning. Soft, supple and glowing!
The Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda retails for $49.00 for 1.7 oz.

Honey Drop Moisturizer by Farmacy

Help protect and your rejuvenated skin with this Honey Drop Moisturizer by Farmacy. This is a lightweight moisturizer which pairs perfectly with the Tulasāra Radiant Oleation Oil by Aveda. It also makes a great day to day moisturizer and gives skin a healthy, radiant glow. It also instantly hydrates and softens skin while improving firmness and elasticity.
The Honey Drop Moisturizer by Farmacy retails for $45.00 for 1.7oz.
 ExfoliKate by Kate Somerville

If your not into using a Derma Roller or a Dry Brush their are still plenty of options out there that will help shed dull, dead skin and give your skin a glowing, younger looking complexion. One of them is Exfolikate by Kate Somerville. Exfolikate is an exfoliating scrub the exfoliates away dead skin cells to reveal a more smooth, even toned complexion. Continued use also helps improve skin texture and helps diminish the appearance fine lines and wrinkles. Make sure to follow up with your favorite facial oil or moisturizer.
Exfolikate is a little pricey at $85.00 for 2 oz. but you only need to use a small amount 1-2 times a week so that 2 oz. will last quite a long time.

If a nice mask is more your speed then this exfoliating Charco Charcoal Mask by Essance is another great way to rejuvenate your skin. This mask contains natural and organic ingredients that help slough away dead skin and draw out impurities. After just one use you will have a soft, smooth and luminous complexion. Again, make sure you follow up with a facial oil or moisturizer of your choice.
The Charco Charcoal Clay Mask retails for $38.00 for 1oz. and even with using it 2-3 times a week it will last a good year or so.


Another great and less invasive option to renewing aging skin that specifically targets pigmentation like age spots, sun damage and old acne marks is this Skincorrect by Zenmed. Pigmentation can make you look years older than you really are so creating a even toned complexion is essential to looking more youthful. This is a potent serum full of antioxidants, Glycolic and citric acid which help fade pigmentation and even out skin tone.
This Skincorrect by Zenmed retails for $45.00 for 1oz.



Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex

If you have super sensitive skin or are just looking to gently improve the look and feel of your aging skin then this Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex is just what you need. This is not your average night cream. This potent moisturizer is full of anti-aging ingredients that will improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase elasticity and make your skin more soft and supple. This is also a great product to use in the evening after a Derma Rolling or Dry Brushing treatment.
The Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex retails for $48.00 for 1.75oz.


Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals

If oil is more your thing then you will love this Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals.  A lovely blend of nourishing and anti-aging oils this will give you a more even toned, youthful and glowy complexion.  This facial oil is gentle and can be used on a nightly basis.  The Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals will help restore and repair your skin all while helping diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals retails for $24.99 for 1oz. 


This is not a sponsored post. I received this product at a discount or complimentary 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!