Saturday, April 29, 2017

Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals



Another great face oil by Geneva Naturals!  I would consider this Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil the sister oil to their Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil.  Just like the Cellular Oil this Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil is form developed with potent ingredients.  This Oil contains Blue Tansy Oil, Chamomile and Grapeseed Oil among other impressive elements which work synergistically to improve the overall look of the skin.
This lovely oil is meant to be used as part of an evening skincare routine since it's a retinoid and can make skin more sensitive to the sun.  This is definitely an oil that you want to make sure to use all over your face, neck and decollete, anywhere you are concerned about signs of aging.  I even use it on the back of my hands!  
Retinoids help accelerate the skin cell renewal process which then reveals the new, younger looking skin underneath.  This oil effectively removes dead skin cells, helps reduce hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles and allows for a more smooth, revitalized and even-toned complexion.  Don't forget to use sunscreen while using this oil to protect your fresh, new skin!!
I think everyone should be using a Retinol product at one level or another, especially if you are over the age of 30, and I'm sure that any dermatologist would agree.  It's the one skincare ingredient that will help keep skin looking and feeling younger...guaranteed!
This Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals is a fantastic facial oil and a Must Have!
Don't forget Geneva Naturals is a "feel good"company since they are proudly free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phtalates and Animal Cruelty!


Head over to genevanaturals.com for more detailed information on this Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil by Geneva Naturals and you can also find it 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!

Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil by Geneva Naturals



Several years ago if you would of asked me to put oil on my already oily face I would of laughed and told you, you were crazy.  That was before I knew better.  I knew that oily skin like mine still needed moisture just like every other skin type but I simply could not imagine that putting the right oil on my face would not only hydrate my skin but balance it and help curb the amount of oil my skin was producing.  Knowledge is power and now I know better and cannot get enough of facial oils!
The key is finding the right facial oil for your skin type and for me that means diving in, puttingit on my face hoping for the best.  Thankfully, I've found that method usually works in my favor.  My skin just loves a good quality facial oil and I've been blessed to try out quite a few.
This Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil by Geneva Naturals is one of those that my skin just loves.  Developed with a potent blend of Raspberry, Cranberry, and Blueberry Seed Oil that work together to help lessen the signs of aging, rejuvenate the skin and help repair damage caused by free radicals.  
All it takes is 2-3 drops to help make fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable and give skin a nice healthy glow.  The Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil is lightweight, easily absorbed and skin feels nourished, hydrated but not at all greasy.
I love using this Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil by Geneva Naturals in my morning skincare routine and like to apply it to my face, neck and decollete.  I usually add a little more on the tops of my cheekbones which provides a nice, natural highlight, no makeup needed!
Make sure to massage any left over oil into hands and cuticles.  After all, your hands needs some anti-aging TLC too!!
Also, Geneva Naturals is a "feel good"company since they are proudly free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phtalates and Animal Cruelty!
Go to genevanaturals.com for more information on this Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil and other Geneva Naturals products.  You can also find it 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, April 28, 2017

Brittanies Thyme ~ An Organic Skincare Line That You Need to Check Out!


If you are an all natural, organic skincare lover like myself and you haven't experienced Brittanies Thyme then you definitely are missing out on some wonderful products!  Not only are they wonderful products but they are also extremely affordable.  These products prove there is no need to spend a fortune to get good quality products that work!  If I had to explain Brittanies Thyme products in three words they would be Organic, Simple and Exceptional.
Brittanies Thyme was nice enough to send me a few products a few months back and I instantly fell in love with all of them.  Here is what I've been loving and why...

I was only sent a sample size of this little gem but I became a fan after just one use.  This soap free cleanser is made using only the best quality organic ingredients possible and I think that's what makes this cleanser so good.  It contains skin loving ingredients like Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, *Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Witch Hazel and Organic Rosemary Extract among others.  It cleanses the skin without drying it out, in fact, skin actually feels hydrated after using this cleanser.  I really enjoyed using this cleanser and used up every last bit of the sample I was given.  I loved it and plan on adding the full size to my cleanser collection.  I would highly recommend this Organic Citrus Facial Cleanser for all skin types.  

Now this was the stand out product for me!  I absolutely LOVE this Organic Balancing Toner.  I love everything about.  It smells wonderful and it makes my skin look and feel wonderful too!
Formulated with Organic Witch Hazel, Organic Peppermint Oil, Organic Sweet Orange Oil and Organic Rose Flower Oil it perfectly removes any remaining residue, soothes irritated skin while balancing it out and hydrating it all at the same time.  I really love the addition of the Peppermint Oil, it feels so refreshing!  It's especially nice to use in the mornings when you just need a little extra something to help wake you up.  Once again, I would highly recommend this for all skin types!  Retails for $12.95 for 4oz.



I love this Organic Eye Oil!  I am one of those that loves a good eye balm or eye oil and this for my night time routine or if I am just going to be hanging around the house all day.  I tend to have a dry under eye area so this is like heaven in a bottle for me.
Made with Organic Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E all you need is just a little drop to do both eyes.  A little goes a long way.  Plus, you don't want to over do it and end up getting the oil in your eyes, I speak from experience!  It doesn't hurt, you just have a little blurred vision for a few minutes. :)
Upon application the skin around your eyes feels nourished, hydrated and soothed!  If you suffer from dry under eyes like me or if you are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles then this is a MUST HAVE product!
Retails for $10.95 for 1oz.



This is another product that I only received a sample of but of course I ended up loving it after just the first use as well.  
I'm 43 so so you would think I would need some thick, anti-aging cream to use for my day to day moisturizer but that could not be further from the truth.  I may be 43 but I have very oily skin that can be sensitive to break outs if I put anything too heavy on it so I tend to be really picky about the kind of moisturizer that I put on my face.  This Organic Protective Facial Moisturizer is everything I look for in a facial moisturizer.  It's lightweight, absorbs quickly and easily, doesn't clog my pores and wears nicely under makeup!
Comprised of the perfect ingredients like Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Rice Bran Oil, Organic Hemp Seed Oil and Organic Peppermint Oil just to name a few it hydrates, nourishes and leaves skin looking and feeling soft.  The perfect moisturizer that I would recommend for all skin types.
Retails for $17.95 for 2oz.

This was another sample size that I received but knew instantly that this was one I would need to get in a full size.
Everyone should have a nice well rounded serum in their skincare collection and this one would be perfect for anyone on the fence about what kind of serum to use.  Formulated with Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Organic Rice Bran Oil and many other quality, organic ingredients this has the look and feel of a really expensive serum.
This Organic Sensitive Facial Serum is deeply nourishing and hydrating without making skin feel greasy.  It absorbs beautifully, plumps and softens the skin and makes fine lines and wrinkles less noticeable.  A great serum for any skin type!
Retails for $35.95 for 1.7oz.


I'm basically a sucker for just about any kind of mask.  I think using some type of mask a few times a week is essential for great skin.  As someone who still struggles with oily skin I'm partial to a clay mask which is part of the reason that I love this French Green Clay Facial Mask with White Tea so much.  The other part is that it's a great mask that does great things for my skin!  Developed with French Green Clay and Organic White Tea this mask draws out any impurities hiding in the pores, exfoliates dead skin cells and helps rejuvenate and detoxify run-down skin.  After just one use skin feels restored.  For optimal results I recommend following up with their Organic Sensitive Facial Serum!


Brittanies Thyme Skincare products are definitely worth checking out and I cannot recommend them enough!  With products for every skin type and just about any issue there is something for everybody!
I was able to find some of the products mentioned above on Amazon so I went ahead and linked those below, prices vary...

       

 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!

Multi-Vitamin Recovery Facial Peel & Multi-Vitamin Recovery Day Cream by D’OR24K Luxury Skincare


The quickest and easiest way to achieve younger looking skin that feels as good as it looks is by exfoliation.  That being said there are a multitude of ways to exfoliate from chemical to using an actual tool to get the job done.  I find that the quickest and easiest is way to accomplish the level of exfoliation I desire is through chemical exfoliation.  Chemical exfoliation comes in many forms but the most common is hydroxy acids, like Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Glycolic Acid.  Retinol is also another common form.
This Multi-Vitamin Recovery Facial Peel uses one of my favorite chemical exfoliators, Glycolic Acid.  Glycolic Acid works like a dream.  It's able to deeply penetrate the skin and help remove dead skin cells and reveal the fresh, new skin underneath.  That means it's highly effective at treating a variety of issues from fine lines and wrinkles to acne and hyperpigmentation.  The Peel also contains 24 karat gold (yes, that's right) and green tea to help boost collagen levels.
The best thing about this Multi-Vitamin Recovery Facial Peel is that it's so easy to use and you get instant gratification.  Simply apply the gel-like product to damp skin and rub gently in circular motion and watch the dead skin slough off.  Voilà, you instantly have younger, softer and smoother skin all in a matter of minutes!  Gentle but really effective!
I would recommend this for all skin types.  I would use it at least twice a week or more if your skin and bank account can handle it!
The only thing I don't like about this Multi-Vitamin Recovery Facial Peel is the price tag.  At a retail price of $195.00 it's definitely expensive and probably not something that will fit into every budget.  Which, I find unfortunate because that means not everyone will get to experience what a wonderful product it is. :(
The perfect partner to the Multi-Vitamin Recovery Facial Peel is the Multi-Vitamin Recovery Day Cream.  This is a luxurious cream that makes skin look and feel really amazing.  Especially, when used following the Multi-Vitamin Recovery Facial Peel!  However, it also works perfectly as a daily moisturizer and/or night cream.  It's surprisingly lightweight, absorbs instantly and wears really well under makeup.
Skin feels instantly hydrated upon application and even looks a little luminous.  Just like the Multi-Vitamin Recovery Facial Peel this cream also contains actual 24 karat gold which supports collagen production and that mean more youthful, supple skin.  It also incorporates Green Tea and Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil to assist in inflammation issues and to help improve skin elasticity.  Overall, skin looks younger, healthier and glowing.
Once again, the only negative thing I can say is that it's a pricey product.  Just like the Peel it retail's for $195.00.  If it fits into your budget then lucky you and I say go for it and buy them both.  You won't be disappointed!

Go to deor24k.com for more information on these and other D’OR24K Luxury Skincare products.  Be sure to check out their Non Surgical Lifting Syringe which is another really amazing product and worth splurging on!

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!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Anti-Aging Purifying Clay Mask by Geneva Naturals



I know Sheet Masks are on trend right now and I do love a good sheet mask, especially when my skin is in need of some serious hydration.  However, a good clay mask will probably always be my first love.  Or at least, until my skin stops being so oily!
Even if you don't have oily skin like me sometimes you just need a good clay mask.  I think all skin types can benefit from a clay mask, even dry skin.  A good clay mask can help exfoliate dead skin and help keep you looking younger.  This Anti-Aging Purifying Clay Mask by Geneva Naturals is the perfect example of a clay mask that benefits all skin types and especially my oily, aging skin.  It combines my love of clay with superior anti-aging ingredients so my skin gets the best of both worlds.
The formula of this clay mask incorporates mineral rich Bentonite and Kaolin clay to help draw out unwanted dirt and grime that's trapped deep inside the pores.  At the same time it heals any existing face demons and prevents new ones from forming.  Meanwhile, the antioxidants like Willow Bark, Cranberry and Passionflower provide anti-aging benefits and help restore and rejuvenate skin.  After just one use skin feels like it's been deep cleaned yet also feels hydrated at the same time.  It's also feels super soft and smooth!
I would definitely recommend this mask for all skin types.  For best results and also to keep skin in tip-top condition I would recommend using it at least 3 times a week.  Depending on your own personal skins' needs, of course.
Another reason to LOVE this Anti-Aging Purifying Clay Mask by Geneva Naturals is that it is free of  Parab̩ens, Phtalates, Sulfates and it's also Cruelty Free!


Make sure you head over to genevanaturals.com for more information on this Anti-Aging Purifying Clay Mask and check out their other products as well.  I am currently testing our their Anti-Aging Retinoid Face Oil and their Anti-Aging Cellular Face Oil and loving them so stay tuned for my reviews on those coming up later in the week!
You can also find the Anti-Aging Purifying Clay Mask 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!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fur Caddy For Furbabies



Are you in the market for a pet carrier?  If so, then this lightweight, easy to carry and foldable Fur Caddy is just what you need.  It's the prefect size for small dogs, puppies, cats or kittens.
My dogs are both a little too big for it but it fits my cats perfectly.  It's constructed with soft but sturdy, breathable fabric and has a super soft fleece padding on the inside which any pet is sure to love, I know mine do!  It's so nice and cozy that if I leave it sitting out my cats will crawl inside just to take a nap!  
With dimensions at 18.5” inches length x 13” inches width x 11.4” inches height it even meets all airline regulations of under forward seat compatibility so it's not just for road travel, you can use it for air travel as well.  Taking our furbabies with us wherever we go just got easier!



You can find this cute Fur Caddy For Furbabies 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!

Morganna’s Elixir for Anti-aging Cream Treatment for Expression Lines by Morganna’s Alchemy


Being 43 and having aging, oily skin always proves to be a bit of a dilemma for me.  Most anti-aging treatment creams tend to be a little too heavy for me and while I can use them on my neck and decollete I end up avoiding my face all together.  If I don't I end up feeling greasy and inevitably I break out as well. 
Thankfully, I think I may have found the perfect treatment cream for me!  This Morganna’s Elixir for Anti-aging Cream Treatment for Expression Lines by Morganna’s Alchemy is a game changer for me.  I don't really have wrinkles/expression lines on my face yet (thank goodness, at least oily skin is good for something) but I've been using it on the fine lines and wrinkles in my under eye area for several weeks now and they appear to be less noticeable!  I also have those annoying neck lines and my decollete is definitely starting to show my age,  Those are the areas where I have really seen the most improvement.  For my daytime skincare routine I apply around my eyes, down my neck and on my decollete area.  For my nighttime routine I apply this all over.  Face, neck and decollete.  I even take it up around my shoulders as well.  Overall, my skin has become more plump and youthful and the fine lines and that crepe look that was starting to develop on my decollete has all but disappeared.
However, even with just the first use skin feels instantly hydrated, plump and looks more firm but like any anti-aging product best results are achieved with continued use and multiple applications.

Here are a few before and after pictures that show some impressive results...


And after 28 days of continued use...





Morganna’s Elixir by Morganna’s Alchemy is also formulated with eco-certified ingredients so you can feel good about what your putting on your skin and ultimately into your body! This is one anti-aging product worth checking out and I would recommend it for all skin types!  Retail cost is $59.99 for 2 oz.

For more information and other Morganna’s Alchemy products go to morgannasalchemy.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, April 21, 2017

Rose Absolute Oil in Rosehip Oil & Jojoba Oil by Shiny Leaf



Don't think this is just another Rosehip Oil because it's not.  It's so much more.  First of all, unlike the typical Rosehip Oil this one actually smells like Roses, not hay (which is what I think the average Rosehip Oil smells like).  The difference is that besides regular Rosehip Oil this has Bulgarian Rose Absolute Oil which is what gives it the amazing light Rose scent.  It also contains Jojoba Oil as well which doesn't really have a smell, it just adds to the luxuriousness of this oil as a whole.
Over the past few weeks I have been using this just about everywhere.  However, my favorite by far is to use it on my hair, decollete, neck and shoulders.  Not only do I get the hydrating, anti-aging benefits and anti-inflammation benefits of the oil but I get the aromatherapy benefits as well.  It helps me feel relaxed and makes my tension disappear.  Plus, this Rose Absolute Oil in Rosehip Oil & Jojoba Oil by Shiny Leaf also doubles as a light perfume.
Skin and hair look and feel nourished and hydrated, I feel stress free and I smell amazing.  What else can I ask for?
If you love the smell of Roses and you love oils then this is a must have oil to add to your collection!  You can find this Rose Absolute Oil in Rosehip Oil & Jojoba Oil by Shiny Leaf 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!

Zenmed Skincare - The Perfect Products For My Oily & Pigmented Skin & Why You Should Try Them

I have to say a big "Thank you" to the lovely people at Zenmed for sending over a few of their products to test!  The best part is that they took the time to find out what my skin type was and sent over specific products to help me manage my biggest skincare concerns which are primarily oiliness and hyperpigmentation.  After a couple of months of usage I am finally ready to share my thoughts and enthusiasm about the products!



First up is their Facial Cleansing Gel.  This cleanser is part of their Acne Solution range.  While I don't have Acne I do have very oily skin that can be prone to breakouts, especially around that time of the month.  I find myself reaching for this cleanser over and over again.  It's a simple but effective gel cleanser that just gets the job done!  The best thing about this cleanser is that it's gentle and doesn't dry out my skin like other cleansers formulated for oily-acne prone skin can.  It removes all traces of dirt, oil and makeup residue and leaves my skin feeling fresh and clean.  It's also pH balanced so it's perfect for all levels of distressed skin, even Rosacea.  It's formulated with natural based ingredients so even those with sensitive skin types would benefit from it.  Retail cost $15.00.
  
Here is a complete list of those ingredients that can also be found on their website:
Sage
Coltsfoot
Yarrow
Balm Mint
Chamomile
Rosemary
Althea
Wild Thyme
Horsetail
Cucumber in Purified Water
Disodium C 14-16 Olefin Sulfonate (Source: Coconut)
Cocamidopropylbetaine (Source: Coconut)
Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Vitamins A, B5, C & E
Ergocalciferol
Allantoin (Source: Comfrey Root)
Tetrasodium EDTA
Sodium PCA
Vegetable Gycerin
Disodium Oleamido Sulfosuccinate (Source: Coconut)
PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate
Potassium Sorbate
Sodium Benzoate
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
Proprietary Blend of Essential Oils of Rose
Geranium
Lavender
Tangerine

This is a great cleanser that I would recommend for anyone who struggles with troubled skin or even if you have normal skin that just needs a little extra something once a month!



This AHA/BHA Complex became a fast favorite.  First of all, I love the simplicity of toners that I can just spritz on.  Then there's just the fact that this is a really good toner.  It's alcohol free so it doesn't dry my skin out and it's formulated with alpha/beta hydroxy acid so it helps keep my pores clear and helps remove dead skin cells which means it also helps keep my pigmentation and blemish issues in check.
It works synergistically with the Facial Cleansing Gel and they make a powerful little duo.  I would say if you are dealing with any sort of blemish issue on a regular basis that these two products would make a big difference for you!  Retail cost $19.95.

Here are the simple but effective ingredients for the AHA/BHA Complex:
Purified Water
Witch Hazel Distillate
Propylene Glycol
Glycolic Acid
Salicylic Acid

Zenmed has a 7 day on then 7 day off challenge for this product that I love.  Try it for 7 days and then stop for 7 to really see what a difference it makes in the overall clarity of your skin!  Will you take the challenge?



I LOVE this Montmorillonite-clay based Derma Cleanse® Acne Mask & Spot Treatment and will probably always keep a tube around for those moments when my skin is out of control.  It's the type of clay mask that you can actually feel getting into your pores and going to work.  It heals face demons like no other and sucks out pore clogging impurities.  It also helps balance my over-active oily skin without stripping it and leaving it feeling dried out.  Skin is just healed and more balanced.  For those really pesky face demons this also works great for an overnight spot treatment!  Retail cost $24.95.

Here is what's in the Derma Cleanse® Acne Mask & Spot Treatment
Witch Hazel
Chamomile
Sea Kelp
Sage
Coltsfoot
Yarrow
Balm Mint
Rosemary
Althea
Wild Thyme & Horsetail
Kaolin
Oregano Oil
Montmorillonite
Witch Hazel Distillate
Zinc Oxide
Vegetable Glycerin
Stearic Acid
Vitamin B5
Allantoin
Vitamin E
Citric Acid
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
Benzyl Alcohol

Even though I have oily skin I'm in my forties and only deal with the occasional break out so this might not be a necessary product for me but LOVE it!  However, I think this is a MUST HAVE product for someone that deals with acne on a regular basis!


Unfortunately, I was only sent a sample size of this so I was only able to use it a few times.  Be that as it may, I knew it was a great product after just one use.  Developed for those with even the most sensitive skin types this exfoliator lightly but dramatically exfoliates dead skin cells and smooths out rough, dry patches.  That translates into fewer breakouts and less hyperpigmentation.  Plus, unlike other exfoliators this one is meant to not only get rid of dead skin cells but to also nourish and moisturize the skin at the same time.  Within minutes new, soft and hydrated skin is revealed!  Also, for us exfoliation junkies it's gentle enough to use everyday.  Retail cost $34.00.

Here is what can be found in the Organic Cream Exfoliator:
Purified Water
Jojoba Microspheres
Emulsifying Wax
Squalane
Sodium Carbomer
Soy Lecithin
Certified Organic Lavender
White Tea
Calendula
Chamomile Extract
Phenoxyethanol
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin
Rose Water

If your new to exfoliation this one would be a great one to try out and even if your an exfoliating pro you will be surprised at how gentle but effective this is!



Now this is a product that it essential for those of us with hyperpigmentation issues.  This is a serum that contains 2% Hydroquinone which is commonly used to help lighten pigmentation.  Although Hydroquinone is very effective it has a has a reputation as a controversial ingredient in the world of skincare.  However, it's been used for over 50 years and continues to be the most effective way to lighten skin.
For best results the Skincorrect+ serum is meant to be used with their Organic Cream Exfoliator or their Renewing MicroDermabrasion Complex but can also be used by itself.  If you suffer from pregnancy mask, age spots, sun damage or dark spots as a result of acne then this is one product that would greatly benefit you!  Formulated with antioxidants, Glycolic and Citric Acid the serum penetrates deep into the skin to help lighten dark pigmented areas.  It's also a skin lightening product that is recommended for all skin types and ethnicities dealing with pigmentation issues.
This is a serum that is meant for night use only and should be followed up with moisturizer.  Use as directed and as with any skin lightening product make sure you are using a sunscreen during the day to protect your skin from further damage and pigmentation.

Here are the ingredients for the Skincorrect+:

INCORRECT+
2% Hydroquinone
Purified Water
Butylene Glycol
Polysorbate-20
PEG-8/SMDI Copolymer
Glycolic Acid
Citric Acid
Phytic Acid
Phenoxyethanol
Caprylyl Glycol
Ethylhexylglycerin
Hexylene Glycol
Xanthan Gum
Fragrance
Azelaic Acid
Licorice Root Extract
Willow Bark Extract
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Morus Alba Leaf Extract
Glycerin
Uva Ursi Leaf Extract
Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract
Centella Asiatica Extract
Leucine
Valine
Tyrosine
Arginine
Lysine
Sodium Metabisulfite
Sodium Sulfite
Ammonium Hydroxide
Aloe Vera Leaf Juice Powder

If you are in search of a flawless, even skin tone then this Skincorrect+ serum is for you!



This Glycolic Booster is like a little secret weapon.  If you are someone who doesn't like to use a lot of products or maybe you are looking to simplify your skincare routine then this is one product you should consider in addition to your cleanser and moisturizer.  The reason is simple.  Glycolic Acid helps remove dead skin cells that can build up and lead to clogged pores, dull skin, fine lines and wrinkles.  
Just by using this Glycolic Booster two times a week it will help keep skin fresh, clear and younger looking.  By speeding up the removal of dead skin cells it helps your other skincare products absorb more easily and do what they are supposed to be doing.  
I think of dead skin cells as saran wrap on your skin.  It's pretty impossible for anything to penetrate saran wrap.  If you visualize putting saran wrap over your face and then trying to apply your expensive serums, oils and moisturizers on top of it they will just sit there on top of the skin/saran wrap not absorb into the skin the way they should.  Which is exactly why I think everyone should have some Glycolic Booster  as part of their skincare regime!  Retail cost $39.00.

Here's what you will find in the Glycolic Booster:
Purified Water
Glycolic Acid
Lactic Acid
Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel
Comfrey & Green Tea Extract
Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
Hyaluronic Acid
Hydroxyethyl Cellulose
Sodium Hydroxide

You could be on your way to softer, smoother, even toned, younger looking skin in just days!



Last but certainly not least, is the Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30.  This is a more than just a moisturizer with some sunscreen.  This lotion is ideal for anyone with reactive type skin or dry, damaged, acne prone or skin that recently had any sort of treatment like microdermabrasion.  Of course, it also works perfectly for everyday use on normal skin too.
Oil-free and lightweight this lotion is easily absorbed and leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated.  It's really everything you want your moisturizer to be!  Retail cost $29.95.

Here is the list of ingredients for the Skin Protecting Lotion with SPF 30:
Active Ingredient: 20% Zinc Oxide
Purified Water
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Capric Caprylic Trigylcerides
Sorbitan Stearate
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
Hexyl Laurate
Dimethicone
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Epsom Salt
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)
Hyaluronic Acid
Cucumber Extract
Green Tea Extract
Vitamin E
Phenoxyethanol
Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

Overall, I love every product that I tried from Zenmed and cannot wait to try some more.  I also think for the quality of the ingredients used and how well the products actually work that they are extremely affordable.  I have other products that I have paid a lot of money for that haven't worked as well as these have.
The other great thing is that their products DO NOT contain any Parabens, Sodium Lauryl or Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Synthetic Dyes or Fragrances, Petrochemicals or any animal ingredients among other unpleasant ingredients.
I also feel that they have a wide range of products and something that will benefit every possible skin type.  I highly recommend trying out something for yourself.  You should at the very least check out the Glycolic Booster!  Go to zenmed.com for more information on the products listed or to find a product that's just right for you and your skin concerns.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Get Healthy & Strong Hair Using Finesse® Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner


With all of the Shampoos and Conditioners on the market it's really hard to choose something that will benefit both your hair and your bank account.  There are a few really great drug store brands out there that are inexpensive but deliver results just as good as the more expensive salon brands and Finesse® is one of them!
I have blonde hair that is chemically treated with highlights every couple of months and I'm still trying repair my hair from over processing it last year so I like a shampoo and conditioner that will help heal and strengthen my dry, damage hair as well as moisturize, nourish and help smooth out my frizzy ends.  The Finesse® Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner does exactly that and even does it better than some other way pricier brands that I've tried.  Thanks to the active silk and soy proteins this duo leaves leaves my hair looking and feeling soft, silky and manageable.
I actually used the original Finesse religiously as a teenager.  I loved the way it made my hair look and feel back then too.  It also made my hair smell amazing and the new version still has the same lovely scent.  Fresh and clean, just the way I like it. 
Apparently I'm not the only one who loves the Finesse.  Kim Kardashian has been a longtime fan of the brand and now Kendall Jenner has become a fan as well.  So, don't just take my word for it!
You don't have to be on a budget to use Finesse®.  However, considering you can find the Finesse® Restore + Strengthen Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner at Walmart for only $1.98  AND it works wonders for keeping hair happy and healthy, it's a total steal!
As well as Walmart, you can also find Finesse® at Walgreens, Target, Rite Aid and many grocery chains such as Kroger, Shoprite, HEB, and Publix.  It's very accessible and very affordable.  Really, you just can't go wrong with Finesse®!




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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Copaiba Oil by UpNature



I thought I heard of every kind of oil out there but this Copaiba Oil is totally new to me and now I'm not sure how I ever lived without it.  All natural and 100% pure this oil can be used for a multitude of issues and ailments.
Copaiba essential oil is made from the resin of  trees in the genus Copaifera. These are leguminous trees and are commonly found in Amazon rainforest.  Copaiba Oil is also the most powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient on the planet.  It is also unique in its composition, micro-nutrients and properties and is excellent at reducing pain and inflammation anywhere on the body and can even be taken internally.  It heals most skin conditions, even acne and cold sores and can even help fade stretch marks.
I've been using this oil on some face demons and I was shocked at how quickly they healed and disappeared.  However, my favorite way to use it is to have my husband massage it to my back and neck.  It helps soothe away all my aches and pains.  The best part is I don't have to take a ton of Ibuprofen or other medication, I love that!!!
Simple. Natural. Perfect.  Everyone should have this Copaiba Oil by UpNature on hand at all times.  I know I will never be without it!
You can find this Copaiba Oil by UpNature on Amazon.com and it's a steal at only $19.97 for 4 counces.

 

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Super Brightening Vitamin C Eye Gel by Joyal Beauty



Joyal Beauty has become one of my favorite skincare brands over the last couple of years.  I've been fortunate enough to test out quite a few of their products and they never disappoint.
I've been testing out this Super Brightening Vitamin C Eye Gel off and on for the last month and it's one I find reaching for on those morning when my eyes are looking and feeling especially tired and puffy.  The gel is really soothing and hydrating and it immediately get rids of my puffiness, plumps up my fine lines and wrinkles and makes me look more rested even when I've been up half the night with a puppy that won't sleep!
It's formulated with skin loving and anti-aging ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumber, Vitamin C and Aloe Vera.  It not only delivers immediate results but in the long term it will help reduce the appearance of  deeper wrinkles and dark circles and help you look like a younger version of yourself.  Also, it's not just for the eye area.  It doubles as a face moisturizer as well.  So, if your looking to simplify your beauty routine this would be a great two-in-one option.  Plus, it's perfect for all skin types!


Make sure you check out JoyalBeauty.com for more information on this Super Brightening Vitamin C Eye Gel and their other awesome products!  You can also purchase it on Amazon.com...

 

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The Power Couple ~ Purifying Daily Detox Scrub & Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask by Derma-E


Derma-E is one of my top favorite skincare brands.  I always feel good about using one of their products because they are across the board ethical.  Plus, it doesn't hurt that the products themselves are amazing.  Speaking of their amazing products...I can't say enough amazing things about these two gems, the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub & the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask!
I'm a fan of just about anything that has Activated Charcoal in it, especially skincare.  I find it works really well at removing impurities from my oily and sometimes temperamental skin.  So, that being said, I already knew these products were going to be a win for me.



I loved the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub the first time I tried it.  I loved how it not only left my skin feeling clean, soft and smooth but I really loved how it also left my skin feeling refreshed and revitalized.  Obviously, as a beauty blogger I test out a lot of products but I have find myself reaching for this scrub over and over again and constantly recommending it.  It has definitely earned a spot on my re-purchase list!
Formulated with powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters (ingredients) I think this scrub is a game changer.  It's is the perfect daily cleanser for someone with combination or oily, blemish-prone skin because it helps detox, decongest and heal the skin.  However, I also think someone with normal to dry skin would benefit from this scrub.  If your skin is looking a little dull this would be a great product to use a couple of times a week just to get rid of dead, flaky skin and environmental pollutants.  Just a little is all you need to reveal fresh and glowing skin!

As a self professed mask addict this Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask does everything a good mask should do (in my opinion).  With ingredients that help clear away dirt, oil, bacteria and other grime this mask will instantly make skin look and feel clean and fresh without leaving it feeling dry.  Say goodbye to congested pores and dead skin because it will all be washed away as you remove the mask.  After just one use you will notice your skin will be softer, smoother and renewed!  I would recommend this Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask for all skin types as well.  If your skin is really oily use it several times a week to keep pores clear, if you have dry skin then use it just once a week to help keep skin in check and give it a healthy glow!  
This Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask is another Derma-E product to add to my re-purchase list!


Make sure to check out the www.dermae.com for more information on these and other Derma-E products.  As always Derma-E  products are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free, sodium lauryl sulfate free, petrolatum free, mineral oil free, artificial color free, gluten free, soy free and even GMO free!  LOVE!!

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