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I know you hear it time and time again, but when it comes to skin care, I  truly enjoy trying out new products and giving them a test.  I tend to however, have so many skin care on hand at any given moment, that testing them out and ensuring they work with the current skin care products I use can be a lengthy process.  Sometimes I’ll go months trying out a product before it actually gets mentioned here for a full review.  This is the case with TriDerma and the products I have tried from this line.  I have had these babies in my possession now for months and I’m finally getting around to talking about them.  It’s a skin care brand I thought would be worth mentioning and one I’m really enjoying… furthermore, it’s affordable.  Let’s get chatting about it, shall we?

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Prior to getting TriDerma to try, I had not heard of the brand before so I was excited to give it a try.  I received three products from TriDerma to test out – Pore Reducing Anti-Aging Serum, Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Cream and the Light and Delicate Sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF.  Let’s chit chat about each one and what they offer and then I’ll share with you my thoughts on each product.

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TriDerma Pore Reducing Anti-Age Serum ($24.99 – 1 oz.) is not only an affordable skin care product, it’s medical strength.  This creamy serum is unique and also works as a skin primer, but it does more than just “fill in” pores – it helps reduce the appearance of pores to give you a more confident complexion.  If you are someone with oily skin, you may really enjoy this because it helps to control excess oil throughout the day to leave your skin looking and feeling silky soft.

There are no harsh chemicals, peels or procedures required to get results from this product.  The TriDerma exclusive RefinaPore helps to change the look of pores and offers a dual action formula to help hide imperfections and continues to improve the appearance of large pores.  Better yet, it provides the results I was looking for without causing my skin to be irritated, my Eczema to flare up and I enjoyed this product a lot.

This product features AP4 (Aloe Vera Complex) which is a proprietary botanical complex that naturally contains more than 200 healing properties to help reduce swelling, fight bacteria and soothe pain.  RefinaPore helps to smooth and reduce the appearance of pores.  It’s non-greasy, fragrance free, cortisone free and paraben free.  It helps to soften and refine the texture of skin while visibly reducing the appearance of pores and helping to absorb and control oil without drying out my already sensitive and dry skin.

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbadensis (AP4® genuine virgin organic aloe vera) leaf extract, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, botansil, silica, ejitsu rose (rosa multiflora fruit extract), refinapore™, lysophosphatidic acid, lecithin, lysolecithin, dimethicone, isoprene glycol, phenoxyethanol

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TriDerma Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Cream ($24.99 – 1 oz.) is a medical strength anti-aging complex that provides results like those from a dermatologist without the cost.  Unlike Hydroquinone, Retin A or Alpha Hydroxy Acid, this fast-acting formula helps to erase the look of brown posts, age spots, and acne scars while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It offers more lightening power.  No Hydroquinone makes this safe to use morning and night and is ideal for the face, neck, hands and decollete.

This product has a light weight, non-greasy formula and applies easily.  I love that it contains the AP4 Aloe Vera Complex as well and is rich in anti-oxidants, anti-irritants and five specialized brightening ingredients to help work to resurface skin naturally.  Cell turnover is encouraged without harsh chemicals, peels or procedures, leaving my skin feeling smoother and brighter as well as more refined.  This product       seems to work after using it as long as I have and while it doesn’t have irritants in the formulation, I still have to be careful with how much I use it, since my sensitive skin hates me.  Regardless though, I’ve been able to include it consistently in my skin care routine and taper as I see fit to make it work.  If you are looking for a non-sticky formula that soaks into the skin quickly, I think you’ll enjoy this one.

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbadensis (AP4® genuine virgin organic aloe vera) leaf extract, aleurites moluccana seed oil, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone, linoleic acid, glycine soja (soybean), phospholipids, cetearyl methicone, glycereth-26, isopentyidiol, algae extract, mugwort (artemisia vulgaris) extract, urea, glucosamine hcl, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, bv-osc (ascorbate), behenyl alcohol, pelvetia canaliculata extract, albatin, ergothioneine, ascophyllum nodosum extract, ethylhexyl palmitate, lecithin, netwax age/bca, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, xanthan gum, fragrance

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TriDerma Light & Delicate Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 PA +++ ($19.00 – 1.7 oz) is a maximum protection sunscreen with a wonderful light weight formula.  This Sunscreen has a Broad Spectrum SPF 15 PA +++ that offers maximum UVA/UVB protection with essential antioxidants.  It helps to protect against unwanted signs of aging due to harmful sun exposure and can be used daily as a moisturizer for face and body to keep skin looking healthy.

This product also features the AP4 Aloe Vera Complex of proprietary botanical complex that naturally contains more than 200 healing properties to help reduce swelling, fight bacteria and soothe pain.  It also includes Vitamins B & E to help sooth and heal irritated skin.  It’s a non-greasy formula that is fragrance free and it literally is becoming one of my favorites.

I love Tatcha Pore Perfecting Sunscreen, it’s one of my favorites and holy grail products, but after a while, I can only afford it when I save my pennies.  This sunscreen from TriDerma has become my dupe and replacement for the one from Tatcha.  It feels wonderful on the skin, unlike most facial sunscreens and blends into my skin easily and quickly.  I love that I can enjoy some extra moisture while still protecting my skin from the harmful sun rays.  At the price point, this product is reasonable and I love that I can use it daily without any worry of flash back or funky white cast in my photos (I haven’t seen any yet).

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Avobenzone………..3.00%

Benzophenone-3….5.00%

Homosalate…………5.00%

Octinoxate…………..7.49%

Octisalate……………5.00%

Octocrylene…………2.70%

Purpose: Sunscreen

INGREDIENTS:  aloe barbandensis (aloe) leaf juice, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, glycerin, diisopropyl sebacate, glyceryl stearate, potassium cetyl phosphate, cetyl alcohol, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, populus tremuloides bark extract, alaria esculenta extract, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, panthenol (vitamin B5), sodium hyaluronate, gluconolactone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tocopherol (vitamin E), betaine, sodium phytate, potassium sorbate, behenyl alcohol, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethyhexyglycerin

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TriDerma products are Cruelty Free and made with Certified Organic Aloe.  Since I suffer from various skin irritations, including sensitive skin, Eczema and Atopic Dermatitis, I’m always leery and worried about different skin care products.  Many of TriDerma skin care products are specifically formulated for sensitive skin making it an ideal brand for me to use.  TriDerma products do not contain damaging chemicals like Parabens, cortisones, steroids, fragrances and dyes.  I love that TriDerma has been in business for more than 24 years and founded and owned by a woman.  I’m loving the skin care line or shall I say the products I’ve been using and I look forward to trying more.  I especially enjoy the fact that they are available at a variety of stores including KMart, Walmart, Target and select CVS stores.  You can also purchase online at: http://www.triderma.com

I’m impressed with each product I have tried and I especially love the sunscreen.  I think it’s worth checking out for sure.  This is a line I’m looking forward to checking out more of and I’m looking forward to trying more products from the line to share with all of you.  When you have sensitive skin, it’s hard to find anything that not only works, but offers quality for a great price.  Have you heard about TriDerma before and if so, have you tried any of the products or have any on your sites that you want to check out?

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It’s no secret that I’m an island girl, born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui and still currently living here while raising my family.  Island living is a part of who I am and while I may decide to move away one day to further my journey, Maui (Hawaii in general) will always be home.  As an island native, a hawaiian girl true to my roots, I have learned to utilize nature and all of it’s fruitful bounty to my benefit.  Whether it be swimming in the oceans for tranquility or sport, catching my own fish or diving for lobster to feed my cravings and my family or picking fern to make gorgeous head adornments (we call them leis here) or salads to eat – living in Hawaii is a culture and an experience all its own.  Passed down generations, I’ve learned different techniques for skin and body care that I can also use for myself and my family.  For example – we have several aloe plants growing in our yard to help aid in sunburn or any type of burn and for healing, something my dad taught me.  I believe that Hawaii is not only a destination for visiting and play, but it’s land is rich in benefits many are only now beginning to discover.  Recently I was introduced to Eavara Skin Care, a company that includes eco-ingredients from Hawaii and places all around the world and today, I’m going to share it with you.

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Eavara (“e-a” meaning life, air, breath and “vara” meaning the best or most excellent) got its name by melding two ancient words to represent “Eavara” which represents “Giving the Best of Life” and Eavara strives to do so in every way when it comes to health and beauty.

Their mission is simple but makes an impact:

“To combine the best of Nature and Science by creating skin care products that dramatically improve your appearance and protect your skin against the effects of aging with only the finest ingredients.  Their goal, to keep you looking healthy, youthful and beautiful.”

Eavara was inspired by the natural wonders and beauty of Hawaii where they carefully selected organic, natural and eco-ingredients from locations around the world in places called Paradise.  Prior to development of new products, each ingredient selected is put through a rigorous testing for quality, potency and effectiveness.  Whenever possible, Eavara sources their ingredients from local organic growers in  Hawaii and they are commited to supporting local farmers, sustainability practices and sourcing beneficial ingredients for your health and wellness.

Eavara is dedicated to NEVER using these ingredients:  Propylene Glycol, Petroleum Distillates, Formaldehyde, SLS (Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates), Parabens, Phthalates and other harmful chemicals.

Today they offer their Age Defying Moisturizer, which is what I had the opportunity to try.  Let’s just say the last two months since I’ve been using this product has been divine.  Since I have sensitive skin (I know, I know – you know… lol), I was worried that my face would suffer from some form of reaction as it does with different products, but it’s been two months with no issues.

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The Eavara Organic Age Defying Moisturizer retails for just $29.95 (1.7 oz/50 mL) and Eavara offers Free Standard Shipping on all USA Orders.  This product includes a blend of the finest organic oils and tropical botanical plants from paradise to sooth, moisturize and protect your skin.  Nutrient-rich antioxidants like Coconut Oil (we all know that’s my holy grail product right there), Shea Butter, Kukui Nut and Avocado Oils offer skin loving ingredients that are reported by medical journals to help visibly diminish fine lines and wrinkles as well as the signs of aging.

The Eavara Age Defying Moisturizer has helped to improve my skins texture and provides my skin with a boost of radiance.  My skin looks smoother and brighter, but also leaves my skin feeling soft.  I have tried a plethora of skin care items over the years and I can honestly say this has become one of my favorites.  Besides, you can’t beat the cost of this product… it’s worth it to give it a try.  Over the last two months I have noticed that my skin overall just looks and feels great.  Furthermore, even with a vast amount of sensivities, I haven’t noticed any adverse reactions, break outs or flare ups.  My naturally dry skin feels great and is moisturized all day long.  I’m impressed and well, in love with this product.

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Key Ingredients:

Certified Organic Rosa Canina Oil • Organic Jojoba Seed Oil • Organic Avocado Oil • Organic Mango Butter • Organic Macadamia Oil • Organic Kukui Nut Oil • Shea Butter • Vitamin E • Organic (Inca-peanut)Sacha Inchi • Organic Hibiscus Flower Extract • Adansonia Digitata Pulp Extract • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture • Soluble Collagen • Certified Organic Kakadu Plum Extract • Arnica Montana (Flower) Extract • Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Extract • Certified Organic Seaweed Extracts • Certified Organic Coconut Oil • Organic Hibiscus extract • Organic Mamaki Leaf Extract • Organic A’ali’l Leaf Extract • Organic Plumeria • Hyaluronic Acid •

This Eavara Moisturizer seems to work fairly well with other products I currently use from other brands and I’m absolutely ecstatic at the fact that it includes Hyaluronic Acid whic his something I use daily to infuse moisture into my dry skin.  With some of my favorite oils like jojoba, coconut and kukui nut, my skin feels so rejuvenated and fresh.

It’s common knowledge here at Honeygirl’s World that I do not use Foundation unless I feel the need to and that’s usually just a handful of times a year, if that.  But there are times when I do feel like my skin looks a little dull or lack luster.  After using Eavara for the last two months, I found that my skin just looks like it’s glowing and many have commented on the fact as well.  But, what really excites me about the product is that I noticed how much my skin was moisturized and felt quenched after the first use.

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So – let’s chit chat a little about the product in my own words, shall we.  First of all, if you have dry skin like I do… I honestly think your skin will drink this up like it’s fresh water from a waterfall.  The cream is cool (reminds me of a cold cream), but smooths onto the skin and is lightweight with no residue.  It dries quickly and soaks into the skin just as fast.  I like that I can literally feel it soaking into the skin after applying it and I am free to apply any serum or other over my skin as I would my regular routine.  I have tried using this day and night but find that I like it best in the morning and then follow up with my normal oils that I apply to my skin as part of my night routine.  If you have combination oily skin, this moisturizer may be too much for you, but honestly, at the price point – I suggest trying it.  With the ingredient list, I would expect the additional moisture and your skin may just drink it up.

Considering this comes from a Hawaii based business, I’m excited and look forward to trying more product that Eavara will create.  This product is really nice and affordable and worth taking a gander at to see if it is something that will work for you.  I have already sent a few friends and my mom to check it out and I look forward to hearing back from them on how they liked it.

Have you heard of Eavara before?  If so, is this something you would enjoy?  If not, are you planning to check it out.  I highly suggest checking out this product and joining the Eavara ‘Ohana (family in Hawaiian).  They offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and it’s risk free.  I know I will be a customer for life, so I look forward to seeing what Eavara comes out with next.  I can honestly say, Eavara is this island beauty’s secret to great skin.

Check out this moisturizer and keep up to date with products from Eavara here: http://eavara.com/products/eavaras-age-defying-moisturizer

Try Eavara for yourself, get a 15% discount with code: HONEY15 at check out.

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Oh Em Gee!  I have absolutely been swooning over the FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Body Oil and I just had to share my thoughts on it with all of you.  Today I’m gonna share with you a little info on this product I’ve been using over the last couple of weeks.  I’ve been loving the products I’ve tried from FarmHouse Fresh so far and this body oil is no exception… so let’s share, shall we?

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The FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Body Oil (4 fl. oz / 118 mL) retails for $18.00 and is 96% natural, vegan and gluten free.  I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I would enjoy this fragrance because I’m not a fan of the “cut-grass” scent, but I was completely amazed by how much I have been enjoying this body oil.  Just a note – I can’t wait to try out a few other scents in this body oil form.  The body oil has a refreshing scent and reminds me of an earthy fragrance like fresh cut herbs.  This is the perfect after-shower delight, and leaves my skin feeling soft, silky and soothing.  It’s antioxidant rich with Olive fruit and Grapeseed oils with a combination of orange peel, Jojoba, Sunflower Seed and Apricot Kernel oils that will help nourish and calm the most sensitive of skin types.

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The FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Oil can be used in your bath water or you can apply it directly to your skin as a light but deeply hydrating body oil.  I prefer to apply it directly to my skin because I have dry skin and find that I can concentrate it best in the areas that need it most.  The Citrus Cilantro oil imparts wonderful benefits to the skin and help to diminish the damaging effects of sun, enhance the synthesis of healthy collagen and elastin and improve the skin’s texture.  The scent is quite intoxicating and I love that it is can be unisex so my husband can use it as well.

My favorite way to use this body oil is to apply to the dry areas on my body like my hands, feet, arms and legs or any other rough or dry spots.  It leaves my skin feeling wonderful after applied and I especially love how my skin glistens.  Since the summer months mean a lot of sun and a little bit of skin, I love the shine this oil gives my skin… it’s wonderful.

Now, if you don’t use oils on your skin (what are you waiting for???), this product may seem a bit odd to you.  But once you try oils, it will be hard to use anything else.  I love that this oil soaks into my skin and leaves it feeling so soft and hydrated.  I have naturally dry skin that’s Eczema prone and I use oils for cleansing and moisturizing on a daily.  But, I love an oil that does all of that and leaves you smelling so fragrant and looking fab.  This product includes some of my favorite oils to keep my skin looking and feeling it’s best.

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I love sweet scents and it’s kind of become my signature scent over the years, but I was pleasantly amazed at how much this scent won me over.  One of my favorite fragrances to use is Malin + Goetz Dark Rum EDT and I absolutely love how the Citrus Cilantro Body Oil pairs and layers with that particular scent.  It’s wonderful.

FarmHouse Fresh has won my heart over once again with a scent and product that has captured all the things I enjoy in a body oil or in a skin care product.  I can’t wait to pick up the other products I have on my list and try out more of their body oils soon.  If you are looking for something luxurious that will offer your body some extra pampering why heightening your senses whether it be for the summer months or year round, I definitely suggest checking this product out.  When I use the FarmHouse Fresh Citrus Cilantro Oil I feel like I’m at my own personal spa and I love it!

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FarmHouse Fresh products can be purchased at: FarmHousefreshgoods.com or at various spas and hotels.  Check this product out and more on their site and see if FarmHouse Fresh could be a favorite of yours too.

Moisturizer is my absolutely Jam! Since I have such crazed dry skin I’m always using products to keep my skin hydrated and since my skin is also sensitive – I need a product that will work without causing my Eczema to flare up or my skin to go cray.  I have been using the Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer with SPF 47 and while I have enjoyed it, I have always hoped to find a cheaper alternative and one that didn’t leave me feeling like I was putting on SPF daily.  Recently I came across Aveeno Smart Essentials Daily Nourishing Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and decided I would try it out.

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The Aveeno Daily Nourishing Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 retails at your local drugstore for about $10.  You get 2.5 fl.oz. (75mL) which is quite a bit of product in my opinion for the price point.  It has been quite a few years since I have used Aveeno products, but I always enjoyed them so I had hoped this would do the trick and replace my expensive moisturizer for this summer.  To say I’m pleased and impressed would be an understatement.  This product comes in an easy to use pump which I find is wonderful.  My Josie Maran one is always difficult to use and clogs on me easily so I end up opening up the pump and using straight from the bottle which I hate.

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This product is oil-free, hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic which really help with my sensitive skin.  The formula is lightweight which I love and I don’t have that greasy feeling when I’m using it.  This product has been my awesome savior this summer and I love using it during the day before I’m off to enjoy summer activities.  The Broad Spectrum SPF 30 helps keep what’s good for your skin in and what’s bad out and replenishing and helping to protect your skin wherever the day takes you.  A clinical study done says that 100% of women showed an improvement in the look of stressed skin overall.

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This product has helped to protect from the sun but also keeps my skin hydrated and moisturized through the day.  The formula is enriched with antioxidants and vitamins that are clinically proven to replenish stressed skin and keep the essential moisture.  My skin feels soft and I love that I can go bare skin with just moisturizer and  hit the beach for fun in the sun.  I would love to see this product in a higher SPF, but I do enjoy what it offers overall.

Active ingredients include:  Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 12%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 1.7%, Oxbenzone 3%

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When blended well onto my skin – I didn’t notice any issues with photography like some moisturizers can cause, especially since I do not use foundation or product over my moisturizer.  It hasn’t given me any issues with my sensitive skin and I have been able to use this product daily.  A 2 oz bottle of my Josie Maran Argan Moisturizer with SPF is $32 vs $10-ish for the Aveeno which is a huge savings.  I am definitely glad I found this at Walmart and thankful I decided to take a dive and try it out.  Many moisturizers can often cause my skin to be irritated depending on the ingredients and this product has been wonderful the last few weeks that I have been using it so I had to share.  I totally would consider this somewhat of a dupe of my Josie Maran though I like the consistency and thickness of the Aveeno vs the liquid like consistency of the Josie Maran.  I also think the pump works so well on the Aveeno as my Josie Maran can clog easily or be a pain after a few uses.

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Have you tried this product from Aveeno?  What are your thoughts if you did and if not, would it be something you would try?

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Argan Oil is such an important part of my skin care regimen.  Used with my coconut oil, Argan Oil helps to keep my skin hydrated and soft.  I have used many types of Argan Oil products in the past and continue to have my favorite brands but I’m always excited and happy to try new brands and Jaowying Beauty is no exception.  Recently I have been using the Jaowying Beauty Organic Argan Oil in my beauty routine.  This product is multi-purpose in that it can be used for the hair, face, skin and nails.  I have been using this product daily to help moisturize my face and my cuticles and have been enjoying it quite a bit.

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Jaowying Beauty Argan Oil comes in a 4 fl.oz bottle with a dropper which makes it easy to use and dispense.  Retailing for just $19.95 you receive a lot of product for the price point and I love that this Argan Oil is not diluted as it is 100% pure and organic.  Bottled in the United States, Jaowying Beauty Argan Oil is cruelty free and certified organic using virgin cold-pressed argan oil (Argania Spinosa).

This oil is colored the same as other oils I have used.  It looks amber in color and has the normal argan oil scent.  It is free of artificial fragrances and while I’m not a fan of the scent of argan oil, I find that this one is not strong which makes it tolerable for me to use.  Since I have sensitive and dry skin, I use this oil to hydrate and moisturize my skin and love how my skin feels the next day.  My face is left soft, glowing and moisturized.  I have used this product in my hair and on my scalp and it also moisturizes well like other argan oils I have tried before.

I’m impressed with the size of the bottle for the price.  You can’t beat the price with this particular product because a 4 oz bottle will literally last me a few months, versus a month with the standard argan oil size you can purchase.  My husband also uses this product after he shaves and while we don’t use it to massage often, we do pull it out when we want to get a nice deep tissue massage.  One of my favorite treatments of argan oil is pimples or acne treatment.  I don’t get breakouts often but when I do they can definitely take charge of my face and argan oil along side my coconut oil help to treat the acne, heal and moisturize the areas so that those pesky pimples are not around for long.

This particular brand of oil absorbs very quickly, which I love.  I don’t have to worry about waiting for it to soak into my skin during the day if I decide I want to moisturize with oil.  While they say it is fragrance free, I can still smell the argan scent, but I’m sensitive to smell.  I’m really enjoying this product and I definitely think I’ll continue to use it in my skin care routine.

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This year has absolutely flown by in a blink of an eye and in just a few short days, we are celebrating with our favorite Dads for Father’s Day.  I am always on the hunt for special gifts for my dad and my husband and while I tend to select the same type of things each year – new watch, shirt, etc. I find that sometimes a change in gift is always fun and exciting.  This year I want to share with you the Father’s Day Gift Set from Menaji SkinCare.  Prior to trying these products, my husband and I have not heard of Menaji but my husband enjoys the little set and I’m pretty sure the favorite dad in your life, or dads will enjoy it too.

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This Father’s Day Gift Set is priced at $40 and includes three great products for any dad or man in your life.  These products are best sellers of Menaji and contain formulations specifically created for a man’s skin.  My husband has very sensitive skin as I do and he has enjoyed the products included in this set so we thought it would be a great thing to share with all of you.

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Included in the set:

  • Menaji Clearshave 3-in-1:  This cool product requires no water to use and you don’t need to wipe it off.  It has a built in toner and comes in the perfect size for travel.  This product is great in protecting against razor bumps and ingrown hairs which can make sensitive skin more sensitive if you don’t have the products to help with that.
  • Menaji Power Hydrator Aftershave:  This product moisturizes without oiliness.  We especially think this is a great product because my husband can get dry skin easily and this helps to keep his skin moisturized all day.  It is super light and includes hyaluronic acid which helps to increase the skin’s moisture level and minimizes wrinkles.  It includes Chamomile, Vitamin E, Grapefruit Peel, Green Tea and Aloe Vera – all things I always suggest for soft, soothed skin after a shave and nutrients to to help brighten dulled skin.
  • Menaji Lip Agent:  This lip balm is non drying and doesn’t have a waxy texture like some lip balms can have.  It has SPF 15 to help protect those lips.  This lip balm has a peppermint flavor, smells like peppermint and applies smoothly to the lips.

Super Products For Your Super Hero Dad - Father's Day Gift Set from Menaji Skin Care http://honeygirlsworld.com

These great products arrive in repurposed cigar box filled with the products and Menaji logo tissue paper.  No two cigar boxes are the same, so the box that you see I have may not be what you get when you order yours.  You still have till June 19, 2015 to place your order and get your goods for Father’s Day.  If you are looking for a Father’s Day gift or just something for that special man in your life, this is such a great gift – my husband surely loved it.

Order your box today: 1-800-551-5067 or Menaji.com.  Check out the site to see their full sized product line and other products that they offer as well.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

Signature Honey

 

Disclaimer:  This product was sent to me for review and consideration however all opinions are my own and 100% honest and unbiased.  I was not paid to provide this review.  Through out this post there may be affiliate links within which I can and do get paid for.


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Hydration comes in many forms, whether it be to drink the recommended amount of water each day or just cooling off, our bodies crave moisture and hydration, especially during cold winter months.  Not only does your body (inside and out) need hydration and moisture, but so does your face.  In the past I have utilized many different types of facial sprays from all natural rose water to mineral mists but I have been enjoying Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray and here’s why.

Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray

First let’s talk about the origins of Evian.  Evian Natural Mineral Water dates back thousands of years and has proven to be a geological phenomenon.  Some of you may have heard of the name as Evian is a bottled water company sold through stores Worldwide, including the US and has been a popular brand in our household for years.  The water is free from any chemical treatment and as pure as pure can be offering you water where each droplet follows a 15-year journey to acquire a unique mineral balance.  All science stuff aside, the name is familiar because many people have tried their water before.  Now Evian offers a Facial Spray that cares for your skin on a daily basis and includes all the purity of the Evian mineral water.  Dermatologist tested, Evian has a unique balance of minerals and a neutral pH so it is the ideal partner for all skin types, even the most sensitive.

Evian Facial Spray comes in three sizes, 1.7oz (50ml) which is portable and ideal for travel or your purse (also TSA approved), 5 oz (150ml) which they say is perfect for the office and great when you are dealing with the dryness caused by air conditioning or heat.  And, 10 oz (300ml) which is the ideal size for use at home.  It’s economical and long lasting for use on you and your family.

So what are my thoughts on this product?  First of all… I think that it’s convenient enough for anyone, especially my family and I.  I have been tossing this thing in my purse on a daily basis.  While we are experiencing a cold front here in Hawaii, the days are still warm and this spray has been a great refresher while out running errands, working out or on our daily walks or to just cool down.  This product is so pure that you can even use it to gently clean and freshen your baby and it is used in maternity hospitals.  I use this spray without any bother on my sons and it helps to cool them down and even relax them a bit.  I also love to spray this product on prior to makeup for added moisture and after I applied my face makeup like blush and bronzer to give my makeup a natural look.  If you wear foundation, this would be a great product to help set your foundation for a more even and natural tone.

The spray nozzle is easy to use and I haven’t had any problems with it clogging on me.  Evian Facial Spray is propelled by safe nitrogen (the air we breathe is 80% nitrogen) into an exquisitely fine mist.  Each one second spray releases several million micro-droplets to hydrate and instantly refresh skin.

Proven results with regular use:

94% – claimed better hydration

95% – noted pure and healthier skin

97% – reported softer feel

89% – felt relieved tightness of skin

Using a spray mist is definitely a great addition to your makeup or beauty routine, and I have been especially loving this one from Evian.  Use this spray to mix with and blend your makeup (a trade secret of stars) for great and even coverage and blend or to hydrate during the day.  It’s safe for the whole family and we love it.

Have you tried Evian Natural Mineral Water Facial Spray before?  How familiar are you with the Evian brand?  Do you think this is something you would use?  My family and I love it and this will be a product you’ll find in our household for years to come.

Signature Honey


I swear my blog is filled with moisturizer and skin care products that you can pick and choose from, but with my sensitive skin I’m always on the hunt for a product that will offer me great moisture while still giving me the anti-aging benefits needed to look younger.  A good anti-aging moisturizer is always a great addition to my skin care regimen and I am on the prowl to find one that I am in love with.

Miracalis

Miracalis Anti-Aging Cream is a thick but smooth moisturizer.  Retailing for $60.00 (on sale right now for $36.00 – 1oz / 30ml) this product offers moisturizing capabilities for you and works especially well for those with extra dry skin.  Since I have severe eczema, I am always worried that a new brand or one I have not heard of before could cause me a flare up.  However, I did not experience any flare ups or sensitivity break outs while using this product – major bonus.

Miracalis

Ingredients:  Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Prunus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acrylamide/Sodium Acrylate Copolymer, Mineral oil, Trideceth-6, Dimethicone, Saccharide Isomerate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyetanol, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ubiqinone 50, Squalane, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan, Aloe Vera Gel, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Sodium EDTA, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Curcurmis sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Panax ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Tilia cordata (Linden Tree) Leaf Extract, Tromethamine

This cream is said to rapidly reduce wrinkle depth with case studies that show a decrease of 17% after 15 days of use and up to 32% after 28 days.  I did not notice that my wrinkles have diminished (they are all still there), but I did notice that my skin seemed like it looked plump and my wrinkles were not as deep as they were before using this product.  I also noticed my skin feels quite moisturized and the moisture will last for hours.  While the product is a bit thick, it smooths on and soaks into my skin quickly.  Instantly my skin feels moisturized without causing a greasy feel.

The scent is mild, which I like… I can barely smell anything if at all.   I have applied this cream both as a part of my day (morning) and night moisturizer but I prefer to use it at night.  While it does soak in quickly and I don’t have that greasy feel like I mentioned, for some reason I just feel like it is thicker than I would like to use during the day.  I apply several products to my skin both day and night and this is usually the last thing I apply so during the day – I try to use a lighter moisturizer.

Miracalis

Overall I’m impressed with the moisture my skin gets from this product.  I have noticed my skin feels softer, is plump and some of my fine lines and wrinkles do not seem as deep as before.  While I do believe it is important to invest in your skin care and anti-aging products, I do think that the cost of this little jar when at full price is quite hefty… but if you can purchase it at discount or on sale, it’s definitely worth it.

Signature Honey

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

It’s no lie that I’m a huge fan of Dermalogica products, even if it has been quite a while since I’ve had it in my skincare regimen.  Dermalogica always offers products that I know I can add to my routine without worrying too much that it will cause my very sensitive skin to react harshly.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery

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Recently I have had the opportunity to test drive the Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 ($65.00 1.7 fl oz) and used this product as my daily moisturizer.  Since it has a high SPF, I was very excited and couldn’t wait to test drive this product.  Having used Dermalogica products in the past, I was excited to give this product a run and see how it would work for me.

This medium-weight daily moisturizer contains a new formula upgrade that accelerates the product’s SPF from 30 to 50, yet uses 50% less chemical sunscreen agents – a massive increase made possible through advanced Oleosome technology. Oleosomes are naturally occurring spheres of emollient oils and Vitamin E found in Safflower seeds.  these unique molecules are used to deliver active ingredients such as sunscreens directly to the skin surface, and release them over time to ensure maximum skin benefits.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery I have been using this product for a month and while it offered me awesome hydration and my skin remained moisturized, I did have minor eczema flare ups during the time of use.  Now, I don’t necessarily consider this a negative since my flare ups can happen at any time and with any product.  Sometimes I can be out in an area where their Air Conditioning unit needs to be cleaned and it will flare up – so it may not necessarily be the product itself.  I love the texture and feel of this lotion and it really offered my skin great moisture making it feel soft and supple.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery Dispensing this product is easy and the packaging is sleek and easily stored in your skin care cabinet or vanity.  This product is formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens and let me just say… it feels great when smoothed on the skin.  I’m usually a bit afraid to use skin care products with a high SPF rating because I know that it will make my face or skin feel really sticky and a lot of times, the product doesn’t soak into the skin as much as I would like, leaving a funky film on my face.  In this case, this product is nothing like an SPF skin care lotion I have tried before.  It soaked into my skin nicely and as I mentioned, left my skin feeling very soft.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery Not too thick, not too thin but a pretty nice consistency.  You can tell as you start to rub the product in that it may have sunscreen in the product, but it also blends in nicely allowing for a fresh and soft canvas for applying makeup.

In addition to shielding the skin from ongoing solar assault, Dynamic Skin Recovery SPF50 reduces hyperpigmentation, and contains a patented polypeptide which helps to stimulate collagen synthesis, as well as antioxidant White Tea polyphenols to help regulate collagen degradation.

Dermalogica dynamic skin recovery

Ingredients

Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%), Octinoxate (7.5%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius Oleosomes, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Capramide, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus Leaf/Flower Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Oil, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lecithin, Glucosamine HCL, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysilicone-11, Glycine Soja Protein, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Urea, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Eugenol, Limonene, Geraniol, Citronellol, CI 77891

Overall, I’m impressed with this moisturizer and love that it keeps my skin feeling soft and moisturized all day long.  While I would use an additional primer over this product if that is something you do prior to foundation, I think that this product could be used as a base on your skin prior to makeup application.  I love the SPF benefits of this product – especially since I live in Hawaii and sun is a given year round.  The price point is about average for Dermalogica products, but it’s definitely worth it considering the brand is great and offers great skincare products.  While I will not be using this as my main source of moisturizer moving forward, I will definitely be using this in combination with some of my favorite skin care goods.

Interested in learning more about what Dermalogica offers?  Head on over to their website and check it out: http://bit.ly/DSRSPF50

Signature Honey

 


Adovia Moisturizing Day Cream

 

It is an absolute requirement that I use moisturizer on a daily basis, two times a day because of my eczema and the fact that it flares up the worst when my skin is dry.  Because of this, I’m always on the hunt for one that will not only provide me with great moisturizing capabilities, but is fragrance free or has a light scent and soaks into the skin quickly and nicely so my face doesn’t feel like an oil slick.  I have tried many and I have my favorites, but recently I have had the opportunity to try out one from Adovia.  I have used Adovia products before in the past and while some worked well for me, others I have to use in moderation because of my sensitive skin – but overall, I’ve always been impressed.

adovia moisturizing day cream

The Adovia Day Moisturizing Cream (on sale for $25.95 1.7 fl.oz / 50ml – normally $46.00) is a quick absorbing and non-greasy daytime formula.  It is infused with Dead Sea minerals and aloe vera.  I actually like using this cream at night since it is thicker and perfect for evening moisturizing.  This cream is Hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested and offers deep hydration for your skin to bring out its natural radiance.  One application provides all-day moisture without clogging pores.  Adovia moisturizing cream contains an active complex of Dead Sea minerals for natural moisture balance that is easier for skin to retain and this cream makes an ideal makeup base.

Ingredients
Demineralised Water & Dead Sea Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bergamot (Citrus Aurantium Bergamia) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Caprilyc/Capric Triglyceride, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol & Chamomile (Anthemis Noblis) Extract & Algae Extract & Papaya (Carica Papaya) Extract & Aloe Vera Barbadensis Gel, Urea, Lactic Acid, Dimethicone, Benzoic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzalkoinium Chloride, Retinyl Palmitate, Dead Sea Salt, Benzophenone-3.

adovia moisturizing day cream

Like I mentioned previously, this is a thick moisturizer and while it worked okay for me during the day – I really rather use it at night.  I felt like it was just too heavy for me to use during the day and while I didn’t feel greasy or oily, I felt like I was wearing foundation and it didn’t soak into my skin very quickly.  When I used it at night, it soaks into my skin much quicker and I wake up in the morning with my skin feeling very soft and moisturized.  This product has a light fragrance, almost like a lotion but it is not easily detected unless you literally smell the product.  I love that it has that “almost body butter” texture to it because it smooths on so nicely and luxuriously.

adovia moisturizing day cream

I have been enjoying how easy it is to apply – I simply use circular motions with my finger tips to apply to my face.  Also – since I have very sensitive skin, I was a bit leery to try a new moisturizer but have been liking this product overall.  If I do use this product in the morning for the day – I always make sure to apply the moisturizer at least 30 minutes to an hour before leaving the house, that way I can really take the time to work the product into my skin and let it sit a bit before I head on out into the humid weather.  While it can give me the feeling of foundation on my face when used during the day (as I mentioned previously), if I give it some time to soak in well, it really does offer great moisture through the day.  If I am in a rush, I don’t normally pull for this particular product.

Overall I do like this moisturizer and the fact that it keeps my skin hydrated and soft.  I would definitely recommend this product, especially since the price is pretty darn affordable.

Signature Honey

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Exuviance

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With new technology and science constantly evolving – skin care has definitely improved over the years.  Now, serums and cleansers, moisturizers and more are available for those looking for younger, brighter, youthful skin.  I have used quite a few different brands and types of skincare over the year, but Exuviance has definitely given me the opportunity to try out something unique and cool.  The last week I have felt like a scientist and I think it’s pretty cool – lol.

This duo combines the power of our nighttime transformer, Evening Restorative Complex, with the 100% pure active formulation of Vitamin C+ Anti-aging Booster for a potent anti-aging cocktail that combats the visible signs of aging.

Exuviance

Now I have heard of Exuviance before, recently actually… but have never tried any of the products they offer, so this gave me the opportunity to see if this worked for me.  Like I mentioned previously, it kind of reminds me of doing a science experiment because you take one product and mix with the other.  I was impressed by how easy it all came together and how simple the product was to mix and use.

Exuviance Illumination Duo combines the power of our nighttime transformer, Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex, with the 100% pure active formulation of Exuviance Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster for a potent antiaging cocktail that combats the visible signs of aging.

Exuviance

The Evening Restorative Complex I received is made for normal/combination skin.  It is clinically proven to repair the signs of aging.  PHA/Bionic Complex plus antioxidants improve fine lines and texture.  Retailing for $48.00 (on its own), it includes 1.75oz/50g worth of product.  Dermatologist-developed and created by Drs. Van Scott and Yu, this product is non-comedogenic and allergy tested.

Ingredients Evening Restorative Complex: Aqua (Water), Gluconolactone, Propylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-100 Stearate, Lactobionic Acid, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethoxydiglycol, Palmitic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone, Ceteareth 20, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Ascorbyl (Vitamin C) Palmitate, Retinyl (Vitamin A) Palmitate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Echinacea Purpurea (Coneflower) Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric/Stearic Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, Steareth-2, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Ammonium Hydroxide, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phosphatidyl Choline, Polyacrylamide, Octyldodecanol, Disodium EDTA, Myristic Acid, Laureth-7, Disteareth-100 IPDI, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl-3-Cyclohexenecarboxaldehyde, Butyl Phenyl Methylpropional, CI 42090 (Blue #1), CI 19140 (Yellow #5).

Exuviance

– Evening Restorative Complex is clinically proven to improve overall skin texture, tone, and appearance
– 90% saw smoother skin after 4 weeks of using Exuviance Evening Restorative Complex
– Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster amps up the effects of the Evening Restorative Complex, helping to fade the look of dark spots while improving firmness and smoothing wrinkles

The powerful Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) Gluconolactone in Evening Restorative Complex decreases lines and wrinkles, evens skin tone and improves roughness and texture. Lactobionic Acid – a potent antioxidant – inhibits wrinkles from forming, plumps and firms the skin, and enhances clarity. This bionic blend of PHAs, along with botanicals and Vitamins A, C and E, delivers full-strength anti-aging benefits without drying or irritation, even on the most sensitive skin types.

Exuviance

The Exuviance Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster retails for $72.00 and you get 10g/0.35oz worth of product.  This targeted treatment is formulated to restore firmness, smooth lines, diminish the look of age spots and protect against future damage.  This particular product is powder like and can get a bit messy so take your time working with it and use the attachments that come with the booster for ease of use.

Ingredients Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Gluconolactone, Acetyl Cysteine, Zinc Gluconate, Arginine.  

Exuviance

The Vitamin C+ Anti-aging booster is quite unique and unlike any other product I have tried before.  Each night I take just a few shakes (a small scoop is included if you want to go that route) and mix it with the daily  moisturizer before applying to my face.

The 100% pure active formulation of Vitamin C+ Antiaging Booster contains Vitamin C, an essential co-factor in collagen synthesis, known for its power to strengthen skin’s matrix, improve firmness and smooth wrinkles. Plus, we’ve added our patented super antioxidant, Aceta-C™, to enhance the natural antiaging effects of Vitamin C, amplifying its skin-protecting and pigment-evening effects. Together, they help fade the appearance of unwanted dark spots, and strengthen skin’s defenses against future discoloration and signs of aging. (What does 100% actives mean? The formula does not contain water or fillers, etc. All the ingredients are benefit ingredients.)

I haven’t used these products long enough to see any visible results, but I have definitely enjoyed using it the last week.  While it was a bit intimidating to use at first, after putting it together for the first time, it was simple thereafter.  My skin does feel moisturized and I like that the product itself does not have a strong scent.  The moisturizer is a great creamy like consistency – that similar to body lotion, with a little more body.  Application is easy and it soaks into my skin nicely and quickly so that I’m not worried about the product sitting on the surface over night.  Since I do have severely sensitive skin, I did notice that I had a slight reaction to the product, leaving my face a little red and irritated, but I noticed it only happened a few times and for the most part, the products worked well and overall did a pretty good job.  I’ll come back in a month and do an update as to the progress.

You can purchase the duo on the Exuviance website for $77.00 – which is a $43 savings from purchasing it separately so I highly suggest that you purchase them together as a set.  Stay tuned for more information and update in the coming month once I have had more time to use the product.

For more information on the products mentioned, visit: http://www.neostrata.com/product/exuviance+illumination+duo.do

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If you have been reading or keeping up with my blog or YouTube channel, you will know that I have severe eczema and have been working at keeping my skin from flaring up.  Because my eczema usually flares up when my skin is super dry or when I try a product that is too harsh for me to use, I take precaution when testing out new products.

Recently I had the opportunity to try out a product from Bioque, which is a brand I had never heard of before so I was very interested in seeing what they had to offer.  I tested out the Rejuvenating Day Cream over the last month and here are my thoughts on the product.

Bioque Rejuvenating Day Cream

The Bioque Rejuvenating Day Cream (1.75 oz / 50g) retails for $45.00 on the website.  This day cream comes with pretty unique and eye catching packaging, offering a clean white box with black lettering and a jar that looks like a crystal vase.  I was immediately sold just opening the box to be greeted by such a pretty jar and definitely loved how feminine and expensive it looked.

An advanced moisturizer to defend against signs of premature aging of the skin and to diminish the appearance and early signs of aging.  Dullness and fine dry lines are visibly reduced.  Exceptional daytime hydration to bring out the radiant youthful look to your skin.  Peptide-rich, botanical-bursting moisturizing cream – keeps regeneration running at peak performance for long-term luscious skin. 

Directions for use*
Cleanse face with Bioque Facial Cleanser and pat dry. If using Serum XL and/or Serum Rejeuvenate, apply first and wait for product(s) to fully absorb. Apply in the morning to facial area, gently massaging with upward motions; can also be used on back of hands and neck. Wait for absorption before applying any additional creams, foundations, or makeup. Use together with Serum Rejeuvenate and Rejuvenating Night Cream for maximum benefit.

Bioque Rejuvenating Day CreamThe cream reminds me of the texture you would get from a thick lotion or body cream.  I like the consistency of how it feels on the skin and it applies nicely.  I tested this product during the warm summer months here and felt like it didn’t quite soak into my skin as great as I thought it would.  While it felt nice applying it to my face, I felt like it was heavy and almost left a sticky type residue behind through out the day.  I felt like the product didn’t quite soak into my skin.  Immediately after applying it – I did feel like my skin was moisturized, but within an hour, my eczema started to flare up on me and my skin felt really dry and irritated.  I washed it off immediately and decided I would test the product again on a cooler day – thinking the heat may have had some to do with the reaction towards the product.

Info from the site:

Food for thought—Delivers nourishment to cellular mechanisms with a rich and unique formula of peptides and active botanicals.
A firm decision: wrinkles, buh-bye—With regular use and in as little as four weeks, you will have a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Pair with Serum Rejeuvenaté to get even more impressive results.
Radical departure—Decadent moisturizers plump skin’s appearance for a dewy glow.

INGREDIENTS  Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phospholipids, Glycerin, PEG-8, Butylene Glycol, Ethylene/Acrtlic Acid Copolymer, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Extract, Dimethicone, Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mimosa Pudica Leaf Extract, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Sodium PCA, Retinyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, BHT, Polyquaternium-51, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Trehalose.

Bioque Rejuvenating CreamWhen testing the product out another day and a few days after, while I did not have a severe reaction those other times, I did have minor flare ups each time, so I think my skin is just so sensitive that it did not work for me.  Here’s the thing I say about all skin care products I use however… just because it doesn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it will not work for you.  Each skin type is different and mine happens to be extremely sensitive.

While the cream didn’t work well for me, I was able to pass it on to someone else in my household who is loving and enjoying the benefits of the product as I’m typing this.  A few key notes to my friends who read my blog…  For the amount of product you receive and of course the packaging, the price point on this product is pretty good and while not extremely affordable, I think it’s definitely attainable.  The packaging alone is what I was sold on immediately.  The cream is a nice texture and consistency and if you are fond of creams that have a slight thickness to them but still feel creamy – I think you would enjoy the texture of this one.  There is a mild scent like one you would kind of expect from a facial moisturizer, not strong at all but you can get a hint of it when applying.  A little of the product goes a long way and when applying to the face, it is easy to take a small amount and apply all over instead of using a ton of product.  I do not like the fact that I felt sticky and even kind of hot through the course of the days when I used this, but keep in mind I live in Hawaii – a warm climate and of course, it is summer too.  I also was not fond of the fact that it didn’t really soak into the skin as other moisturizers and serums have done for me in the past – so I didn’t like feeling it on my skin all day.  For those that like the dewy look, this may be a product that will work for you – but I was not too excited about that.

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Overall I think this product could be beneficial for many out there.  The company claims sound like this may work if I didn’t have overly sensitive skin and since passing this product on, my family member enjoys it quite a bit.  If you have sensitive skin – I would definitely test this on a small area first to see if you have any reaction.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.