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If there is one thing I absolutely love when it comes to brands and products, it’s when a brand I have used for years bring something new to the table.  BioSilk is a brand I’ve used for over 20 years, first being introduced to them in 1996.  The original Silk Therapy was recommended to me when I was in high school and needed to tame and moisturize my crazy curly hair.  Now, years later, I was given the opportunity to try out the BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil.   And, today – I am sharing all of my thoughts on these products with all of you.

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BioSilk Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil:  Just like the BioSilk Silk Therapy, the Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil is a Leave-In treatment that can be used for both hair and skin.  BioSilk says that this light-weight leave-in treatment offers superior moisture replenishment while fortifying weak strands.  It helps to control frizz and flyaways while preventing split ends for smooth results with incredible  shine.  For the skin, it can be used as a light moisturizing oil to relieve dry skin leaving it soft and smooth with a subtle glow.

After using this product for several weeks, I have absolutely been loving it as much as I love the original.  If you have ever tried the BioSilk Silk Therapy products, you will know exactly how they feel.  They have slip like regular oils but they leave your hair feeling moisturized without the heavy oily feel.  The Silk Therapy with organic coconut oil soaks into the skin and leaves it soft and definitely moisturized.  My hair just drinks it up and I love it.

Retail:  $26.80 (5.64 oz)

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Silk Therapy with Organic Coconut Oil 3-in-1:  I am not one to gravitate to a 3-in-1 (shampoo, conditioner and bodywash), but I think they are definitely something perfect for travel or for those that don’t want all the product clutter.  This versatile and gentle cleanser not only removes the impurities from the body and hair, but it adds essential moisture to the hair and skin.  This 3-in-1 conditions while providing balanced care for the hair and skin and I love that it also helps to maintain and preserve your hair color.  Hair and skin is left soft, smooth and nourished.

A 3-in-1 is definitely a time saver and so far I’ve been enjoying this product.  It leaves my hair feeling soft and my body too.

Retail:  $10.40 (5.64 oz)

As I mentioned before, I love when a brand re-invents or does something different to their products and it works.  Adding organic coconut oil definitely added great benefits to their original products and I’ve been absolutely loving them.  Honestly, these products can be a bit costly, but I think they offer such a great range of solutions for all hair types and it’s worth checking it out soon.

Have you had the chance to try out this new Organic Coconut Oil line from BioSilk?  If not, have you tried the original Silk Therapy line and if you have, what do you think?

You can purchase these products at:  https://biosilk.com

 

 

 

 


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With news articles and stories all over the internet, I’m sure you’ve heard the words:  “Sea Buckthorn berry” before, I know I have and over the last few months, it’s become quite popular.  Dr. Oz calls it the “Miracle Berry” and others rave about how it’s a power-packed super fruit that should be on everyone’s radar.  So – what is this berry and why is it becoming so popular?  Today, I’m going to share with you some sea buckthorn products from SeabuckWonders and hopefully I can share with you a little more on this product so you are armed with some information.

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The sea buckthorn berry has over 190 phytonutrients and fatty acids (ALL the omegas: 3, 6, 9 and the rae Omega-7) that help to protect against many diseases (including breast cancer), but it also provides soothing relief to many.  Many breast cancer patients use sea buckthorn products to reduce the negative effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatments and there are a variety of different uses for this berry in general.  For those that are looking for an improvement in your skin – sea buckthorn if filled with antioxidants, vitamins A, E and beta-carotene.  With a treasure chest of nutrients, sea buckthorn has been a secret beauty aid in Eastern Asia for over a 1000 years to provide the lasting and necessary benefits for ever-lasting beauty.

Seabuck thorn berry oil is not only high in Omega-7 which helps to moisturize the cell membranes, but the anti-inflammatory properties can have a hugely positive effect on blood levels.  I was especially intrigued by this particular miracle berry because of the recent health issues I’ve been experiencing and sea buckthorn berry is known to help maintain healthy blood pressure levels while reducing  inflammation, dry-eye symptoms, vaginal dryness and dry skin conditions.  It can also assist in hydrating the digestive tract and internal organs and I love that it’s great for the skin and nails – which for me take a beating during the colder months.

So – now that I’ve given you a little information on this miracle berry – I’m going to share with you a brand and their products that I’ve been using over the course of the last few months.  I’m excited to share these with you because I love products that are affordable and easy to attain.

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SeabuckWonders is the first company that brought Sea Buckthorn products to the United States.  The sea buckthorn berries that they harvest are exclusively harvested from the prestine Tibetan region where high altitude and harsh environment have equipped the sea buckthorn with extraordinary biodefense mechanisms with numerous life-giving nutrients such as the rare Omega-7.  The SeabuckWonders 100% pure Sea Buckthorn oil contains up to 30-35% Omega-7, the highest concentration known in the natural world, that provides the best results possible.  All of SeabuckWonders products are made of 100% Pure, USDA Certified Organice Sea Buckthorn Oil, are Kosher Certified and are also Non-GMO Project Verfied and Gluten Free.

I tried four products from the line and have my eyes set on a few others that are on my wishlist to pick up.  The first I’m going to talk to you about is the Ultimate Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement ($34.97 – 60 vegan softgels / 500 mg each).  This supplement helps you to go below the hair, skin and nails to the root of any problems.  By combining biotin with the cell membrane nurturing properties of sea buckthorn oil, the blend offers the best support for strength and beauty.  As I mentioned previously, winter takes a toll on my body (especially my hair, skin and nails) and I make it a point to take a daily supplement to help with this.  The SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplement (with Omega-7 and Biotin) have helped to keep my hair stronger than usual while keeping my scalp moisturized so I don’t experience dry, itchy or flakiness.  I noticed after about 2 weeks of taking this supplement that my nails grew faster (my nails naturally are long and grow, but they are at their strongest during the summer months and tend to be brittle during winter).  They not only were growing faster but also stronger without treatment of my cuticles.  My skin is not as dry as it usually is during the winter which to me is probably the biggest plus to see.  Normally – my skin is so dry I am lathering layers of moisturizer to combat my Eczema.  This is the first winter in a long time since I’ve experienced an Eczema flare up thanks to my skin being so hydrated.

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  •  Cell membrane nurturing Omega-7
  •  5000 mcg of Biotin
  •  Vegan
  •  Gluten Free
  •  Available in 60 vegan softgels/500 mg each

This is the first winter in a long time since I’ve experienced an Eczema flare up thanks to my skin being so hydrated.

The SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser ($16.97 – 4 fl.oz / 120 mL) has also been a welcoming part of my skin care routine.  During the winter my skin is so dry that I often layer on different types of moisturizing products but it can also cause my skin to look and feel dull while also causing me to breakout.  This exfoliating facial cleanser has been awesome to use the last several months because it not only deep cleans my skin but boosts my skin’s vibrancy.  It’s gentle and doesn’t strip my skin of it’s natural oils (which I definitely need) but still exfoliates my skin, leaving it smooth and clearing up my complexion.  This is a facial cleanser that is ideal for all skin types because of it’s nutritional properties and leaves my skin feeling clean, balanced and just awesome.

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  • Enhances skin tone & texture
  • Gently exfoliates & detoxifies
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan; Non-GMO
  • Paraben-free; Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • pH-balanced for all skin types

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Betaine, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Vegetable Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Coco Glucoside, Carrageenan, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Phenylethyl Alcohol, Sodium Phytate.

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The SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Facial Cream ($19.97 – 1 fl.oz. / 30mL) has also been a great addition to my skin care regimen.  This product includes all the great ingredients that the others do like the Omegas (including Omega-7) and packs a lot of moisture for my dry skin while still keeping my skin in balance.  Absolutely lightweight and applies like a breeze, my skin drinks this facial cream up and stays moisturized and rejuvenated all day long.  This facial cream helps to minimize my fine lines while smoothing and softening my complexion.  I also enjoy the added benefit of it protecting my skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environmental pollutants.

  • Moisturizes and rejuvenates
  • Supports skin cell functions
  • Protects against visible signs of UV-induced stress
  • Enhances skin tone and texture
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan & Non-GMO
  • Paraben free & Leaping Bunny Project Certified Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free & Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • For all skin types
  • 1 fl. oz. (30ml)

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Shea Butter, Essential Herbal Blend (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden) Extract, Cornflower Extract, Roman Chamomilla Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Essential Orange Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Pro-Vitamin B-5, Allantoin, Vitamin E, Ethylhexylglycerin.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion ($14.97 – 6 fl.oz. / 180 mL) was also a hit for me.  It was awarded the Delicious Living Beauty & Body Award in 2013 and I can definitely see why.  Filled with a potent infusion of Omega 3, 6, 9 and the powerful skin-healing Omega 7, SeabuckWonders Body Lotion provides nourishment with age-defying properties for soft and healthy skin.  I think this product will easily be a favorite of mine for years to come, especially during the winter.  It’s intensely moisturizing without feeling oily/greasy or sticky.  When applied to the skin, it soaks right in while leaving my skin and body feeling touchable soft.  With a high concentration of sea buckthorn oil, this lotion allows for superior moisture retention while protecting the skin from various signs of aging and effects of exposure to the sun.  My knees, elbows and feel LOVE this lotion and I love the light orange scent.  It’s amazing!

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  • Moisturizes and protects
  • Supports skin cell functions
  • Protects against visible signs of UV-induced stress
  • Made with certified organic Sea Buckthorn
  • Vegan; Non-GMO
  • Paraben-free; Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free
  • Dairy-free, Wheat-free and Gluten-free
  • Naturally scented with essential orange oil
  • For all skin types
  • 6 fl. oz. (180ml)

Ingredients: Deionized Water, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Cetyl Alcohol, Shea Butter, Cetearyl Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Essential Herbal Blend (Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden) Extract, Cornflower Extract, Roman Chamomilla Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Essential Orange Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel), Pro-Vitamin B-5, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vitamin E.

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I have my eyes set on a few other products to try from SeabuckWonders, especially the supplements.   As I mentioned previously, I have been dealing with a plethora of health ailments, so adding some new supplements to my regiment will surely help.  I’m beyond impressed with the products I’ve tried so far and I am definitely interested in picking up and ordering more that SeabuckWonders offers.

Like I mentioned previously, each product is reasonably priced – in fact, it’s quite affordable when you think of the benefits.  SeabuckWonders products were the first I’ve tried with Sea Buckthorn Oil and my experiencing has definitely been a positive one.  I know this was a lengthy review/feature, but I wanted to make sure you had as much information as possible to be able to make a decision on whether or not you wanted to try these.  As I say with anything I talk about here, my experience with one product may be different from those that you may have.  It’s important to make an informed decision before trying anything obviously, but I love sharing products I’ve been enjoying.

You can purchase these products or learn more about SeabuckWonders at: http://www.seabuckwonders.com/

So how about you?  Have you heard of Sea buckthorn oil or berries before and have you used it or products that include it?  What are your thoughts on this “supposed” miracle berry?

Signature Honey

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I have been a huge fan of Exuviance skin care products for a few years now and I’m always excited to share with my readers something new that I’ve been trying.  Today, I’m going to be talking about the Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel and how it works for me.  I’ve been using this gel now for about a month and I think I’ve formed a good enough opinion of the product to offer up my thoughts on it.  Like with all skin care products, my testing and trial period can be lengthy because I not only use this product on it’s own, but in combination with my current skin care favorites in my regimen.  After trial and error, I think I have formed an opinion that I can share with all of you.

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The Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel retails for $34.00 and comes in a 7.2 oz tube.  I was immediately excited to use this product, because Exuviance’s site recommends using this cleansing gel with the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite for the perfect daily facial and skin care cleansing.  Naturally, since I own a few Soniclear Elite brushes, I was excited to give this product a whirl.  The Purifying Cleansing Gel is a soap free, foaming cleanser that gently washes away your makeup, surface oils, impurities and more without altering the skin’s natural moisture balance.  As something with naturally dry skin – I need a good cleanser that gets the job done, but that doesn’t overly dry out my skin causing my Eczema to flare up or my sensitivities to my skin.  This cleanser does just that – cleans my face and neck without leaving it harsh and dry.  Since the cleanser contains anti-aging properties of Alpha and Pholyhydroxy Acids (AHAs and PHAs) along with conditioners to help sooth and improve the skin texture, it is ideal for my dry and sensitive skin.  I especially love that it is perfect for all skin types, including sensitive skin like my own.  This product is non-drying and gentle and it’s dermatologist and allergy tested.  Not to mention, it’s Paba-Free.

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Using this gel is easy.  The tube it comes in makes dispersing the product for use easy to do.  I can use this cleanser twice a day both in the morning and night or once a day in the evening if I find that I really only need a deep clean at night.  To apply – I moisten my hands and face and apply the product directly to my fingertips.  I massage the product onto my face and neck using an upward circular motion.  For a deep clean, I use my Soniclear Elite to work the product into my skin while removing dirt and impurities.  Once done, I rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat my skin dry.

The Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel includes key ingredients:  Gluconolactone and Glycolic Acid.

Ingredients: 

Aqua (Water), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Polyquaternium-10, Benzophenone-4, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Parfum (Fragrance), CI 42090 (Blue 1), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

I love a great clean and love to feel that my face is clean without the dry and harsh feeling that some cleansers can offer.  The Exuviance Purifying Cleansing Gel foams up nicely when applied and cleaning which I love, but it doesn’t strip my skin of it’s natural moisture.  It doesn’t leave my skin feeling like a desert and it’s perfect for me to use during the colder months since it still leaves moisture left on my skin.  Used in combination with my other skin care products, I find that this cleansing gel works well and does a great job in what it promises to do.  Furthermore, I absolutely love that this is a soap free formula, it cleans without the harsh feeling and residue that soap can leave behind.  Considering the price point – I highly suggest checking this out.  You get a lot of product for a reasonable cost for sure.

You can purchase this product and more at: https://www.neostrata.com/product/exuviance+purifying+cleansing+gel.do

Have you tried anything from Exuviance before?  This is one of a few products I’ve tried and enjoy from the brand and I definitely recommend it.

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Who isn’t on the search for the fountain of youth?  It seems as years pass, we are constantly on the hunt to find our younger selves.  I’ll be honest, I hated my teenage years so I’m not about reliving that all over again… I am however, about caring for myself to prevent aging to the best of my ability.  Having worked for a plastic surgeon years ago, I know that the cost for surgical procedures to provide a more youthful look is outrageous and there are many side effects and problems that can occur.  I’m all about finding a better solution and preventative measures to keep me from turning to the “needle” or “knife” while still keeping my appearance looking youthful.  Today I share with you my little miracle in a syringe.  No, it’s not an injection, but a product encased in fun packaging to look like a syringe.  Today, I introduce you to the Dynamic Sonic Instant Eye Lift by Dynamic Innovation Labs.  Let’s explore some, shall we?

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The Dynamic Instant Eye Lift (0.5 fl. oz. / 15 mL) costs a whopping $395.00.  Now, that’s crazy talk so you know I had to put this product to the test to see if it’s worth such a hefty price tag.  Let’s start off with the packaging… like I mentioned, it’s a Syringe that has the product “the instant eye lift gel” encased within.  Packaging is fun and definitely unique in that it literally resembles what you would expect if you were going in to get a procedure like Botox or Collagen.  The Dynamic Innovation Labs Dynamic Instant Eye Lift claims that it will reduce wrinkles and fine lines, smooths and lifts out under eye bags and aesthetically enhances the complexion.  You get instant results and you can watch and feel it tighten and form within 90 seconds.  Hmmmm… to good to be true you say?  Well, read on… it gets juicier.

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After receiving the product to try, I immediately pulled it out to put it to the test.  You can decide if you want to use it daily, but I honestly use it when my eyes are tired or my allergies are bad so my eyes are puffier than normal.  With such a big price point, I highly suggest using this for special occasions, rather than daily – so that you can save on product and make your dime stretch.

I apply the gel like serum to my face when it is clean (usually in the morning prior to using my other moisturizers and serums).  Using my ring finger, I depress the syringe to get a little product out on my finger and gently smooth and tap a thin layer over the areas I want to treat.  Usually, I apply it to my facial lines (my smile lines), corners of my eyes (I get those fine lines because of constant rubbing of my eyes due to allergies) and under my eyes where I tend to get slightly puffy – especially after not getting a good nights rest or my allergies flaring up on me.  After applying, I keep my face expressionless (no smiling, winking, frowning or facial movements) until the product dries.  If I have some white residue visible, it’s usually because I put too much product down, but it’s an easy fix as I smooth over the area with a damp finger (ring finger is a must) or moisturizer and smooth it out.

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The whole process from beginning to end is painless and quick.  And, don’t you blink because those 90 seconds will go by quickly.  I like to watch my face in the mirror while the product works.  I literally can see the areas I treated smooth out and tighten right before my eyes… it’s pretty cool and amazing to say the least.  Not interested in looking at yourself for 90 seconds straight… lol?  Well, don’t worry – you’ll feel a slight tingle and a cool sensation (all of which are light, so you don’t have to worry about feeling irritated or any pain) and when you look back at your face, you’ll notice a difference immediately.

  • Reduces wrinkles and fine lines 
  • Smooths and lifts out under eye bags 
  • Aesthetically enhances complexion 
  • Instant results – watch and feel it tighten and firm within 90 seconds

I have tried a plethora of products like the Instant Eye Lift, but I feel like this one really works quickly in tightening my pores, firming my skin and giving me a youthful appearance.  The full effect is completely visible within 90 seconds and you’ll notice your skin looks  younger and firmer.  The first few times I tried the product, I did notice results but not dramatically.  It took the 3rd time when I used the product to see that the results had definitely increased.  Incremental results can be subtle but the overall result offers you a more youthful appearance and it’s definitely astounding.  The eye area is the usual telltale signs of age and low vitality, so instantly lifting and firming those areas really make a big difference in what you look like and of course, how you feel.

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In the photos above, I show you my before and after using the Dynamic Instant Eye Lift.  My photos have not been retouched, as you can see both photos show my pores, fine lines, etc.  I applied the Dynamic Instant Eye Lift to the outer corners of my eyes where I have visible fine lines in the “before” photo.  I also applied the Dynamic Instant Eye Lift below my eyes and on my cheeks near my nose.  The gel-like product provides a blurred like effect while tightening and firming areas of my face that were not there before.  The corners of my eyes look smooth and my fine lines have practically disappeared.  Please note that these images were taken about 90 – 100 seconds apart.  What I love and enjoy is that blurred effect doesn’t wash off like a primer would, so over time while using the product – you’ll notice a difference in your appearance.

Having worked in the plastic surgery field over the years, I know how invasive surgery can be and how a severe change can really make it obvious that someone has had work done.  It’s worst when your results are uncertain and that healing can take such a long time while varying from person to person.  Applying Instant Eye Lift before your makeup (or on its own) can make a huge difference in how youthful you look through out the day and night and it’s painless and effortless.

Ingredients

Purified Water (Aqua), Sodium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, CI 77489 (Iron Oxide), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

So, what do you think?  A fountain of youth product at its finest?  The product does come with a hefty price tag, I’ll be the first to admit it and the last.  It’s much too expensive for me to order and keep up with on a monthly basis, which is why I said this would be a great product to use for special occasions and events.  But, keep in mind that with consistent use, you’ll see results over time as well.  Not only does it show you something immediately, but you will also notice a difference after using the product over a period of time.  It’s costly, but considering how much a cosmetic procedure costs, you’ll be getting a bargain without the needle or knife touching you.  If I had the money to keep up with the product routine, I would do it in a heartbeat, because I love a product that not only shows you what it can do – but over time you continue to notice results.

Yes, this post is quite lengthy, but I wanted to ensure you got as much information as you could so you could decide for yourself.  I love the results I receive with this product and while I can’t keep up with the cost, I understand the reasoning behind the price.  I’m 36 (almost 37) years old and while I do my best to keep my skin looking good… a little help in that department never harms anyone.

What do you think of the results of the Instant Eye Lift?  Do you think this is something you would like to check out if you could afford it?  Comment below and let me know.

You can purchase this product and get more details at: http://www.dynamicsonic.com/collections/shop-by-eye/products/instant-face-lift-acivator

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I love finding skincare products that work and over the last year and a half I have had the opportunity to try some great ones from StriVectin.  I have been using the Multi-Action Restorative Cream daily as a part of my skin care routine with other products over the last 6 months and after finally trying the product, I feel comfortable enough to share my thoughts with you.  Keep in mind, I’ve been using a lot of skin care lately from StriVectin (it’s literally becoming a favorite among my list of products) so you will be seeing more from the brand here in the next few days.  The StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream has been a favorite that I have even repurchased since first trying it several months ago so I really wanted to share this product with you today.

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The StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream (50 mL / 1.7 fl.oz.) retails for $95.00 and claims to address the 12 key signs of aging, replenish and strengthen the moisture barrier to diminish water loss and optimize skin performance to fortify against future aging.  The product is pretty costly in my opinion, but immediately after trying the product for about 3 days when I was first sent my jar to test, I noticed a huge difference in the moisture that my face and neck had.  I love when a product offers immediate results and I noticed it so quickly, I knew I would fall in love with this product.  Let me start off by saying… ack, I hate when I love an expensive product, but love when a product is worth the cost.

I have really enjoyed many different products I’ve tried from StriVectin in the past, but this by far would be considered one of my favorites.  A moisturizer that really does make my skin feel great and look great… yes, sign me up for a lifetime supply – pulllleeesssseeeee!

So what are the 12 key signs of aging that this product claims to target?

  1. Fine Lines – I noticed immediately how the fine lines where my smile lines are softened and were not as noticeable.  This includes my forehead lines that I have as well.
  2. Deep Wrinkles – I don’t have deep wrinkles with exception to between my eyes where I get natural wrinkles from frowning or making faces.  I’ve had these since I was a little girl.  While these are still there, they are less prominent then before.
  3. Firmness – I use this cream on my neck and have noticed within a week that my neck seems firmer and tighter
  4. Sagging Skin – I don’t have much or any sagging skin so I didn’t notice too much of a difference with this particular “sign of aging”
  5. Dehydration – YES!  This is a key claim that I noticed immediately.  This product gave my skin life and it no longer looks dry.  Even with good moisturizers my skin would still have a dry look to it.  This helps to give my skin moisture that lasts all day and has repaired my overall dehydration of my skin.
  6. Dullness – my skin looks brighter and I noticed this after a week of use.  It continues to keep my skin looking great.
  7. Texture – my skins texture has definitely improved.  I use this product along side other skincare products, including the Retinol from StriVectin sorry and noticed my skin feels soft and smooth.
  8. Resilience – well, my skin is naturally sensitive to many products, but after using this cream I noticed my skin seems stronger to other products and not as sensitive as it used to be.
  9. Discoloration – I love that my skin has really evened out and looks great.
  10. Enlarged Pores – I don’t necessarily have large pores, but I can certainly say my pores are not as prominent as before.
  11. Density – I have noticed the increased look of radiant skin.  Thankfully I do not experience much loss of skin density but, noticed that this product is definitely helping to keep my skin looking great, radiant and fuller.
  12. Clarity  – Ah, this one is definitely a plus in my book as well.  My skin looks clearer, has less breakouts during that time when it’s most stressed and overall looks great.

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This cream is thicker than what you would expect from your basic or typical moisturizer.  Now, while I say it’s thicker, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is heavier.  It has a dense consistency versus your traditional moisturizer and it feels like it may be lightly whipped somewhat.  I use very little when applying to my face and have absolutely loved over the last 6 months how it feels when applied.  It’s one of those creams that really soak into my face nicely leaving my skin feeling moisturized without that heavy feel.

Ingredients: NIA-114 techology & Pro-12 Youth Optimizing Complex… plus

Aqua (Water, Eau), Glyceryl Stearate, Propanediol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Undecane, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tridecane, Caprylic/Capryl Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Glycol Distearate, Myristyl Nicotinate, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Secale Cereale (Rye) Seed Extract, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Caprylyl Glycol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Magnesium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol

I have been using this product with different serums over the last 6 months and found that some of my serums can cause this to slightly bunch up or have a peeling like texture (not your skin peeling, but the product bunching and looking like peeled skin somewhat), but it is only with some of my serums (not all) and I just stopped using them in combination with one another.  This restorative cream, with Pro-12 Youth Optimizing Complex reinvigorates the skin to initiate a cascade of revitalizing effects so trust me, I was willing to stop the use of some of my other serums temporarily while using this one to achieve the results it has been offering me.

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With patented NIA-114 technology to help replenish and strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier to impede water loss and preserve maximum hydration, this product has left my skin feeling and looking so much better than before I started using the product.  My skin started to look and feel more resilient, appearing renewed and healthier but most of all – I love how youthful my face has been looking lately.

I try my best to take care of my skin daily, not only for me, but also because I HATE wearing foundation so if I can keep my skin looking youthful without adding on layers of makeup, I try to do so.  This product has definitely changed how I look and feel about my skin – especially lately since I’ve been dealing with so much stress, it could easily take its toll on my skin.

Honestly, I have tried so many products over the years – from drugstore to luxury brands… but this one here from StriVectin will continue to be a favorite.  I love skin care products and developing a skin care regimen that works well for me.  I have always enjoyed products from StriVectin before, but this one has really been the icing on the cake for me.  So many products can offer a variety of benefits, but this one definitely gave me that “heaven sent” feeling.  I know, I know… you’re wondering if this product is worth it?  I have already saved up and purchased this product once to replenish the initial one that was sent to me for review.  I’ll be honest, it was a hard cost on my pocket book… and I’m not sure how often I can buy it consistently, but I’ll certainly try.  We all know I love to keep it real here and I’m not gonna sugar coat a thing – if you read a review and I say I like it, I truly do… but this product – I absolutely love!  I went through 6 months of trial and tribulation, even buying the product myself to make sure and I can say – without a doubt, this product is a favorite for sure.

How about you?  Have you tried this product before or are you interested in some of its benefits?  Have you tried anything from StriVectin?  Like I mentioned previously, I’ll have a few more products I’ll be sharing with you over the next week or so, so keep your eyes peeled for that too.

Purchase this product and more at: http://www.strivectin.com/

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I’ve been told time and time again that I have beautiful long hair and while my hair grows quickly and my hair is long, it sheds A LOT.  After having my twins almost 7 years ago, I found that my hair really took a beating from the rough pregnancy I experienced.  Over the years I have shed a lot of hair and while my hair grows well and grows quickly, it needed something that would really just give it a little extra love and sprinkle some magical fairy dust to get it back to what it used to be.  I take all kinds of supplements and over the years I have taken specific ones for hair strengthening that included Biotin.  I have enjoyed them all – but this one I’ll be talking about today, well – I can honestly say… it’s definitely my favorite tasting.  Today I introduce you to the NeoCell Biotin Bursts, a gourmet biotin soft chew that the perfect dietary supplement for those who are looking for a different way to get their daily Biotin.

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Now, let’s be honest here for a minute… I was immediately drawn to this product because of its packaging… hello – it’s purple.  But, honestly after having tried other products from NeoCell, I knew that I would enjoy these.  You can read about other reviews I posted on products from NeoCell here and here.  These Biotin Bursts are the perfect soft chew for a daily supplement of Biotin which is perfect for hair, skin and nail health and they taste absolutely delicious.

I am all about taking care of your skin and hair so it’s really nice to find a product that can help with both.  The NeoCell Biotin Bursts deliver high absorption beauty nutrients in delicious chews.  Since Biotin is an important B Vitamin that promotes healthy hair, skin and nails as well as energy support – you’ll get great benefit with this product.  The high potency formula supports the metabolism of proteins in the body creating natural energy, luxurious hair, resilient nails and vibrant skin.  The fact that this product has Acai Berry added for antioxidant support and protection from free radical damage is a huge plus.

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The Biotin Bursts are soy, wheat, lactose, palm oil, yeast and artificial flavor free.  It is Gluten Free!  You basically take one chew daily and let the product do the work.  I take so many different types of medicines due to different health ailments and I certainly am not a fan of taking an additional pill to help with the strength of my hair, so I love that I can have a chew that taste great.  I did mention that before, right?  It really does taste great.  My husband has been taking these with me and we have really enjoyed it.

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Each Biotin Burst is individually wrapped and like I mentioned before, you need only take one chew daily.  They taste like a berry chew and don’t have any chalky or weird after taste at all.  If you are a fan of Acai berry or strawberry and blueberry mix, I think you’ll enjoy the flavors of these because it reminds me of a combination of those flavors.  With 10,000 MCG of Biotin you get enough of that hair and nail supplement for daily intake.  I just love that it’s so easy to take without any funky flavor, pills to swallow or yuck!

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** Other ingredients:  dried cane syrup, rice syrup, maltodextrin, natural flavors, sunflower lecithin, sunflower oil, malic acid, citric acid, glycerin, fruit and vegetable juice for color, stevia.

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Over the last couple of months of taking this supplement, I have noticed that my hair is stronger and tangles a lot less.  There is less breakage and shedding which is something I notice immediately because my hair naturally sheds a lot.  In combination with some of my favorite hair products, I have noticed that my hair has really improved and over the last couple of months.  Summer takes a beating on my hair and leaves it dry and brittle and I noticed with the use of the Biotin Bursts along with my other hair care faves, my hair seems to handle the Hawaii heat nicely.

NeoCell’s Biotin Bursts can be found at a variety of retailers like Vitamin World, Whole Foods & GNC.  I love the convenience of shopping online, but I love that I can find products I enjoy in a store near me so I don’t have to worry about running out and waiting on a shipment.  So it’s convenient to pick up at my local stores like Whole Foods.  The retail for about $13 for a 30 day supply which is an awesome price!  You can learn more about the product or find a location and retailer near you on their website here: http://www.neocell.com

Have you tried anything from NeoCell before?  If so, what have you tried and what are your thoughts?  If not, is this something you think you would be interested in checking out?

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I have been craving to try anything from Farmhouse Fresh so when they sent me their Sweet Tea Body Polish, I was so excited to give this product a try.  I’m all about a great body scrub and I love one that smells divine, so when I received the box with the body polish inside, I could immediately smell the sweet fragrance that pulled me right in.  Did I mention that I’m all about those sweet scents and this one, well – it definitely is a fragrance I am in love with.  Today I share with you my thoughts on the FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Tea Body Polish…  it’s definitely been a skin quencher this summer.

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FarmHouse Fresh offers tea lovers (but not just for tea lovers) a delicious body scrub that is refreshing, nourishing and smells divine.  The Sweet Tea Body Polish temps the senses with essences of ginger, peach and white tea and exfoliates the rough spots and hydrates your skin with vitamin-enriched Shea Butter.  It literally reminds me of those lazy summer afternoons on the front porch, sipping sweetened ice tea.  It’s a great treat for hands, feet, legs and elbows and provide the perfect pampering for your body.

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The Sweet Tea Body Polish contains Shea butter, sugar, peach stone powder, Vitamin E, Beeswax and coconut water.  It is available in a 12 oz jar and retailas for $34.00.  The Shea Butter is fortified with natural vitamins that soothe and calm irritated skin; the micro sugar crystals and peach stone powders help remove dead skin from the surface and prep skin for the penetration of other products.  The Vitamin E and coconut water allow for greater elasticity and moisture retention.  The scrub’s formula is 90% natural and free of parabens, sulfates and gluten.

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using the FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Tea Body Polish as part of my manicure regimen

My favorite way to use this scrub is while I’m giving myself a manicure or when my hands need a little TLC.  This polish rubs nicely over my sensitive hands and sloths away all the dry skin – leaving my hands feeling wonderfully soft and moisturized.

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my hands feel soft and moisturized after applying FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Tea Body Polish as part of my manicure.

It’s perfect on days when I need to push back my cuticles or just need a little love if I’ve been washing dishes and my hands are dry.  I love that it instantly works to leave my hands feeling soft and smelling great.

I mentioned that I loved the scent of this body polish.  It’s fragrance is definitely addicting.  It reminds me of a sugary, vanilla scent with a hint of coconut.  It reminds me of a sweet tea fragrance with a dash of coconut water.  I love it and love the way my body smells after using this body polish.  My skin feels soft and smooth and it’s moisturized all day without any sticky residue, weird oily feeling or anything of the sort.  Once you wash off the body polish – you are left with great skin.

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Since this is the first product I have tried from FarmHouse Fresh, it has me absolutely excited to get my hands on more from the line.  I can’t wait to try out their other luxurious products and have a full list of them I’ve added to my shopping cart – caramel coffee, coconut beach, body milks, shea butter balms (ooh la la) and so much more.  FarmHouse Fresh is an award-winning line of professional bath, body and facial care products that are repeatedly voted by spa professionals as one of the tops all natural lines in the U.S.  You can purchase these products and others from FarmHouse Fresh at select spas, resorts and more or by visiting:  www.farmhousefreshgoods.com.

Have you tried anything from FarmHouse Fresh before?  If you have, comment below and let me know what products I should check out for myself and if you haven’t, tell me – do you think you would love this skin quencher for summer.

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When it comes to skin care, I have tried many different products available on the market – from highend to drugstore priced and everything in between.  It seems like there is a serum on the market for any given purpose and made with ingredients both natural and chemical to help with anti-aging and keeping the look of youthful skin.  While I have tried a variety of products, I have never tried anything with Truffles in the ingredient list so I was excited and intrigued to try this particular product out.  The Skin & Co. Truffle Therapy Boosting Anti-Aging Serum, that is made in Italy, has been an interesting try the last month and today I share my thoughts on this product with all of you.

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The Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Anti-Aging Serum (retailing for $70.00 1 fl.oz. / 30mL) is a formulated serum that utilized undiscovered properties of the Truffle.  Now – immediately this serum intrigued me… because if you know anything about this foodie, it’s that black and white truffles, truffle oil and truffle salt are ingredients you can readily find in my food pantry – it’s something I love to add to my food when it calls for it.  So, hearing that something I love the taste and aroma of – is a skin care ingredient… well, let’s just say I was sold almost immediately because of this.  The Truffle Therapy Serum is infused with potent skin-renewing ingredients and carefully handcrafted in Umbria.  This serum helps to restore skin with undetected radiance and you notice after a short time using the product that fine lines start fading, roughness is surrendered and you are left with silky smoothness.  Immediately after using it you will see that your skin looks firmer and brighter, leaving you with a healthy, youthful looking complexion.

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The Truffle Therapy Serum has a smooth, liquid-like texture… kind of reminding me of a liquid like lotion that’s slightly runny.  It’s smooth and creamy, but applies nicely to the skin with a light cooling sensation.  You only need apply a little amount and smooth the serum onto your face or neck after cleansing and/or exfoliating and before applying your moisturizer.  This serum applies nicely but soaks into the skin quickly.  I love adding this in my skin care routine in the morning especially, because it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth for the day.

After using this product for almost a month I noticed a difference in my skin’s texture and how it looked and felt.  As many know who read my blog, my skin goes through changes as the season does and since we are transitioning from Spring to Summer here in Hawaii, my skin can freak out and go through a major Eczema flare up – resulting in dry skin that leaves me feeling like yuck.  Incorporating this product has made such a huge difference how my skin feels and how fast it recovered from my flare ups.  My skin is soft, hydrated and left looking vibrant and bright when it should look dull and be extremely dry.  I also noticed the fine lines I am starting to see on my face are diminishing, looking softer and filled in – which is awesome.  But, most importantly – my skin feeling smooth, looking plump and hydrated are probably what makes a huge difference for me.

If you are sensitive to scents and fragrance as I am, you do not have to worry about this product.  I find that it has a light earthy scent, but is not extreme or overpowering.  It’s a scent that is really nice and doesn’t linger once the product absorbs into the skin.  I especially love that after the first use, I noticed how much my skin loved the product – leaving it feeling and looking dewy (not oily – but hydrated) and leaving my skin just feeling so supple and plump… I seriously wanted to bathe in the stuff.  If you are looking for a product that feels luxurious, I honestly think this would be a great one to check out.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alochol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Tuber Melanosporum Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sucrose Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, P-Anisic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum, Citric Acid, Glucose, Disodium EDTA, Coumarin, Linalool, Dextrin

What makes this product and their Skin & Co. skincare line so great is that there are NO Sulfates, Parabens, Mineral Oils or Phthalates.  The truffles that go into the skin care line are harvested for Skin & Co. own farms in Umbria, Italy.  Each product is carefully handcrafted and proudly made in Italy with great ingredients.

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I’m not often lost for words, honestly – this post was a bit challenging to write.  The fact of the matter is, I really enjoy this product and have been really loving the way it leaves my skin feeling and how nice it’s been working for me.  I have tried so many products over the years, and this one really did impress me far more than I could have imagined.  I freaked out a bit over the cost of the product and I’m not sure how long I can keep up with the price tag but when it comes to skin care, once my skin loves something, I try to spoil it as much as possible.  I have my wishlist for next month and this product is definitely on it.

Have you heard of Skin & Co Truffle Therapy Serum before?  If so, what are your thoughts on this product?  If not, would you spend the price on this product knowing that it works for you and your skin?  Get a full review live on my YouTube channel here.  You can purchase this product on Amazon here as well as different locations online.

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Valentia has stolen my skin care loving heart with their various products that I have tried over the last couple of years.  Each time I try something new, I think to myself – this can’t possibly be any better than what I already tried, and they amaze me yet again.  Today I share with you my thoughts on a product that is surely meant for my sensitive skin.  It’s gentle and feels really nice on and I’ve been absolutely loving it lately.  The Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum is a new addition to my skin care regimen and while it is not something I think I would have liked when I first laid my eyes on it – I was very surprised after just one use.

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The Valentia Royal Rose Hydrating Serum ($35.00 – 1.18 Fl.oz. / 35mL) looks like any other Valentia Serum in a similar packaged bottle and pump to dispense the product.  It’s formulated to deeply moisturize your skin while providing antioxidant protection and soothe and nourish dry skin.  Since I naturally have dry skin – this product has been wonderful and feels fabulous against my face.

The serum is lightweight and while very hydrating, it doesn’t leave your skin feeling sticky or dewy but feeling moisturized.  It’s specifically crafted with rose petals from the fragrant Damask Rose – an essential oil that has been long regarded as being more precious than gold for its natural antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties.  While this is its main ingredient, it is also formulated with other skin loving oils like: Bearberry, Lavender and Primrose to help soothe and brighten your skin.  This product is the perfect serum to help nourish, calm and cool your skin for a more refreshed and youthful look and feel – while leaving your skin feeling soft and hydrated.

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After just one use, I noticed my skin retained its moisture through out the day and my skin tone and texture was smooth and skin radiant.  It left me loving this product after using it just one time and I know like other Valentia products, I will continue to purchase it in the future.

Ingredients:

  • Rosa Damascena: One of the most nourishing and skin-friendly natural oils, providing balance, moisture, and a variety of vitamins and minerals to the skin. 
  • Niacinamide (Vitamin B): This potent vitamin has been clinically proven to fade away hyper-pigmentation, sun spots, and acne. 
  • Rosehip Seed Oil: Naturally rich in Vitamins C and A, these essential fatty acids work quickly to lock in skins moisture. 
  • Evening Primrose Oil: Provides light, non-oily moisture to the skin, never clogging or irritating the skin. 
  • Bearberry: Reduces melanin production, thereby lightening the skin, revealing a brighter complexion. 

Application:  I usually apply 1-2 pumps to my face and neck in the evening after I cleanse and before I moisturize.  I tend to apply it when applying any of my other serums.  1-2 pumps is more than enough to cover my whole face and neck, and it will soak into your skin fairly quickly once you apply and work into your skin.  I haven’t noticed any bunching or weird reactions with this product when used in combination with my other serums or skin care.

I love the creamy, cooling texture of this product but I didn’t expect to really like the scent.  As many know (if you have been a follower of this blog), I have fragrance sensitivities and rose scents usually come into that category with floral scents that I struggle with.  I didn’t have any issues with this and while it may be because I’ve been sick the last few weeks and can’t smell much of anything lately, I didn’t really smell a fragrance from this serum.  That is a major plus for me because that meant “no sneezing” especially in the middle of the night since this is a nightly serum.  Overall, I have really been loving how this feels on the skin, how nicely it soaks into my skin and the fact that it not only hydrates and moisturizes, but I didn’t have any adverse reactions or issues.

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In the past where I have reviewed or talked about Valentia products, I have mentioned how gentle they have been for my sensitive skin and this was no exception.  I especially love that it is formulated with Sensitive Skin users in mind and really left my skin feeling nice, smooth and soft.  Used in combination with my other favorite skin care products, I know that this will continue to be one in my skin arsenal and I’ll continue to enjoy it.

What about you – what products have you tried, if any, from Valentia Skin Care?  Do you have sensitive skin like me and are looking for added moisture to hydrate and smooth?  Do you think this is something you would want to check out?

You can purchase this product and more from Valentia Skin Care here or via their website at: http://valentia.com/

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I’m so extremely excited to share another Oz Naturals product with all of you.  The Oz Natural’s Super Youth Eye Gel – voted Allure Magazine’s Best in Beauty Eye Gel, is considered to be the most effective in anti-aging.  This little bottle is an eye cream treatment that is designed to treat every major eye concern and is said to be the best eye gel for dark circles, puffiness and wrinkles.  As I have said many many times here before… prevention is key in keeping a youthful look – regardless of age.  So, trying something with such great claims was a must-have for me.  Did this product live up to its claim?  Read on to see…

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Like with most Oz Naturals products – the Super Youth Eye Gel is reasonably priced at about $18.00 and comes with 0.5 fl.oz. / 15mL worth of product.  The packaging itself is just like that of the Oz Naturals Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel (which I reviewed here) and is easy to use, easy to dispense and easy to apply.  When the product is dispensed from the container, it looks like a slightly white gel that is partially translucent and some what opaque, I know that doesn’t make sense… but that’s how I see it.  The gel is smooth, not sticky at all and smooths onto the skin easily without any issues.

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Used in combination with some of my favorite eye gels and creams or on its own, this product has definitely been a great addition to my skin care arsenal.  It’s easy to apply and I instantly notice results.  Since my allergies are so bad and I tend to rub my eyes a lot – I can get really puffy eyes, especially in the morning.  With a little tappity-tap-tap of this product on the under eye area as well as near the edges of my eyes where crows feet are and I’m good to go for a natural and fresh look without makeup.  Just like the Oz Naturals Matrix 5 Mega Bright Eye Gel, I found that this product works just as well and I love that it’s light weight, soaks into the skin quickly and I don’t have to worry about a sticky residue once it sets.

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The Oz Naturals Super Youth Eye Gel is formulated with ingredients to help address every single eye area concern – dark circles, wrinkles, sagging, puffiness and dryness.  It is a product that is made in the USA and is 75% organic and 100% natural.  This product is safe for all skin types, non-comedogenic and doesn’t contain parabens, sulfaces or alcohol.  What is so great about this cruelty free and vegan formula is that it is specifically formulated for the delicate skin around your eyes, helping to reverse the signs of aging.

Ingredients include: Organic Aloe, Matrixyl 3000, Palmitoyl Triepeptide-3, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Plant Stem Cells, Cucumber Hydrosol, Organic Jojoba Oil, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Silk Amino Acid Blend (Sodium L-Pyrrolidone Carboxylate, Sodium Lactate, L’Arginine, L-Aspartic Acid, L-Pyrrolidonecarboxylic Acid, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Wildcrafted Periwinkle, Organic Licorice, Wildcrafted Eye Bright, Wildcrafted Reishi, Organic Gotu Kola, Frankincense, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

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If you are all about that anti-aging life, I highly suggest trying out this eye gel.  Like I mentioned before and all the time here on the site, prevention is key in keeping your skin looking youthful.  I attest my good skin and the fact that I don’t need foundation to products that work and it’s much more of a benefit if the product is affordable.  Since a little goes a long way – you definitely get your money’s worth with this product.  I think overall it works well and does the job and you can instantly see a difference once you apply it.  The areas near my eye appear firmer, my under eye circles and puffiness decrease almost instantly or within a few minutes.  I love a product that really shows it’s true colors right after it’s applied.

Have you tried anything from Oz Naturals?  If so – what’s your favorites and if not, do you think you could get some use out of this product?

Purchase this product and more from Oz Naturals here.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  All products mentioned in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature these products.  Affiliate links are posted through out.

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When it comes to drugstore foundations, the L’Oreal True Match foundation line was my go-to when I used foundation consistently and if I started up using foundation products again, this would be the brand I know I would turn to for this specific product.  While I hardly use foundation now a days – pretty much never unless I need to glam up or am testing a new product, I’m always proud to try a product from a brand that I know and love.  The L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation (whew, say that 5 times fast… lol) is a fairly new product to hit the drugstore cosmetic and beauty market and today I’m going to share with you my thoughts on some of these beauties.  I have three to share with you so stop what you’re doing and read on.

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The L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Buildable Luminous Foundation (0.51 oz / 14.6g) retails for about $16 – $24.00 depending on the location and store you find it at.  Considering it is a drugstore product, that is much more than the norm that you can find with regard to pricing.  But, while it’s a bit costly, I think it really can and does offer some unique and great qualities for a product you can find readily available at most stores.  L’Oreal True Match foundations were my go-to years before so I had expected the same quality and feel of these foundation as I did with the originals.

The packaging of these foundations is really pretty.  I love that rose gold cover and wish that the rose gold shade would take the place of the white plastic bottom, but overall – I really like the packaging and like that it is so convenient to hold the sponge to apply the foundation as well as the product sealed properly.  Within the compact there is a small compartment to place your sponge and when you lift that you reveal the cushion of foundation.   Since I haven’t tried anything like this before – I thought it was pretty cool and unique to me.  There is also a mirror on the inside which make touch ups a breeze when on the go.  Since I’m not too fond of sponge applicators, I used it once and then opted to apply with a brush moving forward.  After working years in the beauty industry – I am not fond of the sponge that’s stored within the product itself for sanitary purposes, so I rather use a brush.  I do however, like that it’s so convenient for ease of use with the sponge included.

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Like other products on the market, the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation has a sponge like cushion that is drenched in liquid foundation.  The concept is that you will receive a radiant glow in just 1 tap of the sponge into the product.  The formula gives you a sheer and natural luminescence that feels weightless and fresh after application.  When I used the original True Match foundation, I used the warm tones, so I found that the True Match Lumi Cushion shades I received (C5.5 Natural Tan, N5.5 Perfect Beige and N3.5 Classic Buff) were a tad bit too ashy and cool toned for my skin.  The closest to my skin tone would be the Natural Tan c5.5 though it is still too cool toned for me and could not be worn alone without bronzing up my face.  Since I don’t use foundation now, I was able to really use some of these products to my advantage, utilizing one of the shades as an under eye highlighter to brighten that area.  Since the liquid is so lightweight, it didn’t cake or become too thick when applied appropriately.  While the foundation shades do not work for me specifically – I think I’m impressed overall with the feel of the product against my skin and the look it left when applied.

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On my face – L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation in C5.5 – Natural Tan

As the name suggests, “Lumi” Cushion foundation leaves you with a luminous and dewy finish once applied.  This is especially great for those of you who want that radiant glow from your foundation or those who are not into a matte look.  Since I have pretty dry skin, I found that this foundation felt comfortable on my face and it was really easy to blend – with a foundation or kabuki brush, because it is very smooth to the touch.  This would make a perfect every day foundation for those who are looking for a light to medium coverage and if needed, it could be built up to full coverage, especially if set with a translucent or colored powder.

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Since I test out products all the time, while I don’t use foundation – I found the need to really put this one to the test.  After application, I found that my skin didn’t feel sensitive, icky or greasy after putting it on and it felt nice against my skin all day.  I could notice the product on my skin for hours and when I finally removed the foundation, it still hung in there and the brown was left on my makeup remover wipe after cleansing my face.  I was quite impressed with how long it lasted, since dewy and luminous foundations can oxidize quickly on my skin.  This one really seemed to live up to it and hang around.  I’m definitely going to check out the shade range at my local stores to see if there are others that would match my skin tone perfectly and try them out to see.

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Left to Right: N3.5 Classic Buff, N5.5 Perfect Beige and C5.5 Natural Tan

If you are looking to a drug store alternative to some of the highend cushion foundations on the market, I definitely suggest you checking out the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation.  Considering the price point, you get a pretty interesting product that really gives your skin that young, fresh and radiant feel and look.

Have you tried this product yet?  Comment below and let me know what you think.

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts.  Affiliate links posted through out.

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A few months ago I shared with you my thoughts on a product from Farmacy Beauty – The New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains.  Since then, it has become a favorite of mine and I enjoy utilizing the product in my skin care regimen.  Today, I share with you some products that I have also been using from Farmacy Beauty and my thoughts on each.  I have a video on YouTube with my first impressions and open box sharing my initial thoughts on the items which you can watch here, but I also have my thoughts on these products after using them for a few weeks.

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I had the awesome opportunity of receiving a Limited Edition Farmacy Beauty box and boy was I not only excited but also looking forward to trying out more products from a brand that I instantly fell in love with.  After trying the New Day Exfoliating Grains cleanser (you can read my thoughts about this product here), I couldn’t contain the excitement when I received the box in the mail.  With sensitive skin – I have overall enjoyed what I did try from Farmacy and I’m also quite impressed with the goodies I tried in this box as well.

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Included in this box I received the following:

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New Day Gentle Exfoliating Grains: ($30.00) (read my original review on this product here)  This powder like cleanser is formulated to cleanse, exfoliate and clarify your skin all in one easy step.  It’s perfect for any day or a long day and leaves my skin feeling so clean, but without stripping it’s natural moisture.  My skin feels like it’s been pampered and like I spent the day getting a facial without feeling the harsh effects that my sensitivities would normally experience.  While I don’t use this product daily – I only use about once a week, it is the perfect product for pampering and I love it.

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Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm: ($48.00)  I wasn’t sure how I would like this product but lately I think I’ve been loving things that have a green hue to them.  Since I have naturally dry skin, I really was looking forward to this balm to help renew my skin through the night.  This balm helps to not only renew my skin but it’s lightweight and transforms into a gentle oil like gel.  It reinforces the skin’s natural moisture content and aids in firmness and tone as well as helping to restore the elasticity of your skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  Since I oil cleanse and moisturize as night – this firming night balm works perfectly in keeping the moisture in.  I suffer from really dry skin during the winter, especially near my nose since my allergies can be bad and when I concentrate this night balm in those areas, over a few days, I noticed that the dryness reduced dramatically.  I also enjoy using this on a few areas on my elbows that get really dry because it makes the skin soft and plump again.

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Hydrating Coconut Gel Mask – Anti Wrinkle: ($24.00 for 3 masks) I don’t use sheet masks very often, because they never seem to fit my face properly, but I was very excited to try this particular mask out.  Since I’m primarily a mud mask using, I’m always excited to see how certain products live up to my use.  Applying the mask was interesting, and leaving it on for 20-25 minutes was a challenge so I spent most of that time laying down to keep the mask in place.  But my face felt absolutely soft and plump and after just that one use, I knew it would be a part of my skin care regimen.  I am in the process of purchasing a box of these because my skin felt really hydrated and moisturized after using just one.  I was very impressed indeed

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Lip Blooms (Lavender Mint & Citrus Lemongrass): $16.50 each – I am a lippy lover and lip balm is something I use daily so I have been intrigued and interested in trying the Farmacy Beauty Lip Blooms since I first seen them a few months ago.  These herb infused balms are in a gorgeous little pot and help to form a protective barrier on the lips, leaving them smoother, softer and fuller.  They pack great ingredients in this moisture replenishing and protective lip treatment.  Since we all know I’m a lover of sweet vanilla and sugar scents and flavors, I had wondered how I would like these and I LOVE THEM.   The have a sweet (but not sickening sweet) scent and flavor with a slight infusion of earthy to them.  Since my lips are the most chapped and dry during the winter months I have been using these daily and find my lips are kissably soft all day long (definitely husband approved).  My husband doesn’t like to kiss sticky or funky flavored lip balms or lip products and he even commented to say that this one was nice (as in both of the flavors I got).  While it has a slight herbal scent, it really doesn’t transition into the flavor or taste of the balm.  I apply these at night before bed and wake up with soft juicy lips the next morning.  I seriously found a love in these and I know they will easily be a favorite for a long time – I plan to get all of them, they come in six different flavors/scents.  They don’t have any color to them so they will be perfect to wear on top or below your favorite lip products or on its own.

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About Farmacy Beauty:  

Farm grown, hand picked botanicals define Farmacy Beauty which fuses age-old wisdom with cutting-edge technologies to create irritant-free bioactive formulations that support the skin’s own renewal and defense cycles.  

Farmacy Beauty’s products are powered By Echinacea GreenEnvy™.  It is a unique patent-protected variant of Echinacea Purpurea, GreenEnvy™ that contains the highest known concentration of phytochemical Cichoric Acid which is a potent natural antioxidant.  This ingredient helps to protect and firm the skin by inhibiting the enzymes that break down collagen.  Cichoric Acid also normalizes the skin’s pigmentation process to help promote a more evenly toned complexion.  Mark Veeder (the pioneer plantsman behind the descovery and patenting of Echinacea GreenEnvy™, a unique variant of Echinacea Purpurea) has partnered with farming expert Robert Beyfuss to cultivate the plant in upstate New York.  Together they are not only creating jobs and changing lives in their local community but working together to provide quality products.  The scientists and lab behind Farmacy are innovative experts in the cosmetic formulation and research and seek out nature’s most novel yet effective ingredients.  Echinacea GreenEnvy™ is transported only two hours to the lab, where it undergoes a cold pressing process, similar to cold pressed juices.  Learn more by watching the brand’s video here: https://vimeo.com/139715427

Farmacy Beauty is a brand I pretty much immediately fell in love with after using just a small handful of their products.  We all know I keep it real here and if I didn’t like a product, I would have said it instantly.  I’ve been impressed with what I have tried so far and have found a few favorites that I think I won’t be able to live without.  My very sensitive skin feels revived and loved and I haven’t gotten any reaction to the products that I have tried.  I’m not only impressed, but have found a beauty line that I’m loving.  I look forward to trying more products from Farmacy Beauty and add more of their skin loving ingredients to my regimen.

Interested in trying out Farmacy Beauty for yourself?  You can purchase their products at: Farmacybeauty.com, Sephora (sephora.com or in-store) and QVC.

What about you, have you tried anything from Farmacy Beauty and if so – which ones?  What are your thoughts on this brand and their products?

Be sure to check out my video below for my open box and first impressions of the goodies I got in this package.

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Finding the perfect holiday gift for someone who is on the go constantly can be a challenge.  When I worked in Corporate America and traveled often, I rarely seen family, friends or my bed for weeks on end so the last thing you want to do is get a gift for someone that they will not utilize.  However, traveling does not mean that you need to skimp on the cleansing and that’s where the Michael Todd Soniclear Petite comes into play.  Recently I posted my thoughts on the Soniclear Elite which you can read about here and today I am sharing with you a great little gift idea for the skin care lover in your life that is not only on the go but that may travel.  Not a traveler?  Don’t worry – this fun little gadget will satisfy the beauty lover in you or someone you love.

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The Michael Todd Soniclear Petite Offers all the great sonic powered cleansing you can expect from the full sized version, in a travel friendly one.  This cute little system retails for $99 and the color Tutti Fruitti can be found at Ulta and Ulta.com.  The Soniclear Petite is great for all skin types and includes your Soniclear Petite unit, 1 Facial Brush head with cover, 1 Charging/Storage Cradle and 1 USB Universal Voltage Charger.  What makes the Soniclear Petite so unique is that it not only cleanses the same as the full sized, but it’s smaller size makes for packing and travel easy and the Universal USB Enabled Charger allows you to charge your unit on the go – in the car, etc.

Cleaner skin begins with a cleaner brush and the Soniclear is the World’s First Antimicrobial Sonic Cleansing System.  The Soniclear brush heads are treating during the manufacturing process with LIFE antimicrobial product protection to inhibit up to 99.9% of stain and odor causing bacteria.  The Soniclear antimicrobial brushes stay cleaner and fresher for 6 months before needed to be replaced.  That is not only convenient, but it also means you save some money since replacing your brush heads are not as often as other brands.

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The Soniclear Petite comes with 3 customizable speeds which allows you to adjust the unit to what works for you and your skin.  You literally can strip away all the dead skin cells, makeup, dirt and oil 6x better than your hands alone leaving you with great skin.  The brushes move at up to 18,000 times a minute to thoroughly cleanse and exfoliate your skin, but still offering a gentle clean.

Cleaning this unit is easy as pie and simple as simple as cleaning the full sized.  I simply apply a little more of my cleanser and clean the brush head before storing to dry.  It’s waterproof and has an automatic timer that helps to standardize cleansing for consistent results each time you use it.  I enjoy using my Soniclear Petite as a part of my skin care regimen and rave about this product as much as I do the original – it really is that good.  Since I have sensitive skin – I am unable to use my Soniclear daily, but that is not the fault of the unit – just my skin.  I love it regardless.

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If I had to make one suggestion, it would be that I wish it had a little bag or carrying case to make for easy travel and transport.  Otherwise, I love how “petite” and compact the Soniclear Petite is and the cute watermelon shade is awesome.  The Soniclear Petite does come in a few other colors as well but Tutti Frutti is exclusive to Ulta.  This makes the perfect Holiday Gift for the beauty lover in your life – whether they travel or not and a great addition to any skin care lovers arsenal.

Have you tried the Michael Todd Soniclear Petite or any of the Soniclear products?  If so – what do you think of them?  Is this on your wish list this holiday season?

Signature Honey

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It’s no secret that I am a huge skin care lover and will covet anything that will offer my skin much needed hydration and anti-aging capabilities.  Since I have very sensitive, Eczema prone skin, it is important for me to find skin care products that are not only effective in what I need them for but also gentle to my skin or else it will freak out.  Recently I was sent the Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel to give a go and try out and while it’s been years since I have used anything from the Shiseido line, I was excited to give this a run because it was a skin care line I did enjoy when I used it.

Greatness For Skin In a Little Jar - Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel

The Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel (Net wt. 30 ml / 1oz.) retails for $38.00 and comes in a really cool looking pot (jar) that matches the overall feel and look of the Ibuki line from Shiseido.  I’m not a huge fan of moisturizers or face products that come in a jar because they can get a bit messy, but since this is a gel – I can understand the cause behind it.  The gel can clog the pump from a traditional dispenser, so I can see the reasoning there.  To keep from germies and contamination, I use a makeup / beauty spatula to take out product and it is either disposable or sanitized after use.   Overall – the packaging is gorgeous however and offers such a chic and sophisticated look as does the products from Shiseido offer.

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The gel is an interesting one.  It looks like a sea foam green  reminds me of something that I would expect to have a cucumber scent, but I couldn’t detect much of a scent from the gel.  The consistency of it feels firmer than I had expected and reminds me of the slime/ooze that I would buy for my sons.  While it feels like that, it still has a light texture and feel and smooths onto my skin very easily.  The gel absorbs pretty quickly onto my skin, leaving my face feeling quenched some and I didn’t notice any sticky residue – which is a huge plus.  Once the product was applied, I noticed it not only went on easily but I didn’t even realize it was there once it dried.

Greatness For Skin In a Little Jar - Shiseido Ibuki Multi Solution Gel

Since I have dry skin and my skin is Eczema prone, I’m always very careful with how products are and test them in small areas prior to using them all over my face.  I was very amazed with how well this moisturized my skin while using it on its own and then with my favorite skin care products.  Since this product is for all skin types, I was a bit worried that it would be too drying for me since my face especially needs lots of moisture.  This light weight gel includes an exclusive PhytoTarget Complex that enhances the skin’s natural moisture factors to help build the skin’s resistance to external stressors.  I don’t often use products that include salicylic acid because I don’t have very many breakouts and with my sensitive skin, it can cause my face to feel dry.  My skin was not only left hydrated and moisturized, but my skin felt so smooth and soft and I didn’t didn’t even notice it had salicylic acid in it.

“Formulated with PhytoTarget Complex and botanical extract Glycyrrhizin and Clycylglycine.  

Gentle yet effective formula for all skin times including sensitive.”

This gel is light weight (as stated above) and non-greasy, which is a huge plus.  I did have a small breakout while testing this product due to my monthly friend and I noticed that it cleared up very quickly, so I think it definitely helps to heal blemishes.  I didn’t notice any dry patches or spots and overall I really enjoy this product.  The cost is reasonable considering the amount you get in the product because I found that due to the texture of the gel, it smooths on well and a little of the product goes a long way.  I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good moisturizing product and love that it worked for my sensitive skin.  I know I’ll be repurchasing this product when I run out of mine.

So what about you?  Have you tried anything from the Shiseido Ibuki line or the Multi Solution Gel in particular?  If so – what are your thoughts?

Signature Honey

Disclaimer:  The product mentioned / featured in this post was sent to me for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and I was not paid to provide my thoughts or feature this product on my site.  Affiliate links posted through out.