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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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Today I’m excited to finally bring you my thoughts on a few skin care products from ZenMed.  I have had these products in my possession now for about 2 months (or more) and I am happy to say that I can finally discuss my results with all of you.

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As many of you know, I have started to really live my life differently.  Daily workouts and exercise and cutting out things like rice and soda from my diet (eating healthier in general) have been a part of my norm the last two months.  Because of this, trying out new skin care has been a huge challenge.  As your body starts to really purge the junk stuff from your system, sometimes your skin can get really good quickly or completely freak out.  For me, it freaked out and really went bonkers with some of my skin care products.  So, it took longer to try out products that I would normally be able to experience results with within a month or so.  That’s why it took me so long to get this post up – I wanted to make sure it was not the product that caused my eczema flare up.

With that being said – let’s talk about ZenMed.  ZenMed offers a plethora of products that they call:  Reconstructive Skincare.  It’s basically a product line that offers support to your skin.  They claim that you can get healthier skin when following their pH balanced cleansing and moisturizing regime.  I had the opportunity to try four different products from the line and I’m going to share my thoughts on each of them with you.

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The Gentle Cleansing Cream is a light cleansing cream that feels really nice on the skin when applying.  You apply this product to your wet face using circular motions.  Once done, rinse it off with warm water and pat your skin dry.  This cleanser is gentle enough to be used on your skin twice a day – though I only use it once a day at night.  This cleanser removes impurities from your skin and leaves your face feeling refreshed.  No irritations or over-drying which is great for my sensitive skin.  This product is vegetarian formulated so that it leaves your skin clean without stripping it of your vital oils.  The formulation is pH balanced and preserves your natural pH so your skin is left feeling soothed and nourished.  ZenMed states that this is a product that is ideal for Rosacea sufferers.  I love how soft my skin feels but it is left hydrated and clean when I’m done cleansing with this product.

Retail:  $22

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ZenMed’s Anti-Redness Mask is next on the list.  This is a pretty cool product because ZenMed says that this is ideal for minimizing the after-effects of a sunburn since it contains Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel.  The Anti-Redness mask has a very effective anti-inflammatory agent included called Willow Bark Extract.  The ingredient has long been know to provide anti-irritant and anti-redness effects to sensitive skin.  It’s soothing and non-comedogenic using Green Tea and Cucumber to offer a quick solution for getting redness out of the skin and fast.  This product can even be used on sensitive areas like eyelids to help calm the skin.

I have been enjoying all of the products I’ve tried, but the Anti-Redness Mask still intrigues me.  When you use it, your skin feels immediately cooled and calm.  I find that this is one of my favorites for soothing my dry skin from the colder months.  I noticed that the redness around my nose and on my cheeks are not there as much as they normally would be.

Retail:  $29.95

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Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 – Well, I honestly wasn’t sure if I would like this product once I squeezed it out of the tube.  Here’s the deal, when something says “lightweight and sheer formula”, I kind of expect it to be as such.  But squeezing it out of the tube, it seemed to be a bit thick.  But, I was relieved when it smoothed onto my skin quickly and felt like it was lightweight on.  Looks can be deceiving (that’s for sure).  This product is lightweight and sheer on the face.  It’s oil-free with an SPF of 30 which is awesome, but it does leave your skin looking a bit dewy.  But, that didn’t bother me one bit, since I really liked that it was gentle on my skin and super easy to apply.  This cream absorbs quickly which I love so it’s also recommended for use under concealers or foundations (which I don’t really use).  I love that I can use it on its own.  I LOVE that it has sunscreen in it so it’s great for days like today when I need to run out of the house.

Like other products I’ve tried from ZenMed, this moisturizer has Green Tea and Certified Organic Aloe Vera which helps to calm the skin and moisturize.

Retail: $24.95

For those interested in the type of sunscreen formulated into this product – here are the Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 1.5%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Oxybenzone 5.5%., Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Green Tea Extract, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Methyl Gluceth-20, C15-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetyl Phosphate, Vitamins A, B5, D, & E, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Allantoin, TEA-Carbomer, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin

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The Organic Cream Exfoliator is free of parabens, abrasive particles, soap, oil and animal testing.  This product was formulated and created to help oxygenate and revive the most sensitive skin types.  This exfoliator utilizes rounded jojoba microspheres that work to help scrub and get rid of the surface of dead skin cell build-up while allowing for maximum penetration of your skin serums and moisturizers.  It helps to visibly smooth and refine your skin’s texture.

I am very picky about the type of exfoliators I use and I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this one.  The product is very creamy based but as you work it onto the skin, the jojoba microspheres massage and exfoliate the skin.  This product can be used daily, though I only use it on my face once a week because while it’s gentle, I think it’s too much for me to use more than that.  After the first use, I noticed my skin was definitely softer and smoother and I noticed a big difference in the texture of my skin after using it the last month.

Retail:   $34

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Overall, I continue to use the  ZenMed products I was sent to try as a part of my skincare regimen.  I use it in combination with other products from other brands that I love and enjoy.  The Skin Support products for Dry Skin have been a great addition to my skincare routine and while they aren’t particularly drugstore priced, they are reasonable in cost and fairly affordable in comparison to other products I’ve tried before.

I’m not quite sure yet if I will be continuing the use of these products once I run out of my current stash, but I definitely have some favorites.  The Anti-Redness Mask and Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30 have been some of my go-tos lately, so I may continue using them.  I also hope to purchase the Support Serum and Nutrient Boost Spray to try out for myself, so if I do – I’ll be sure to share my thoughts with all of you.

Have you heard of ZenMed before?  If so, comment below and tell me what you think.  If not, are there any products I’ve tried that you may be interested in?

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In December of last year, I shared with all of you about the HiMirror and what it has done for me.  I would never have imagined that something like this would make its way to the market while I was still alive.  And, I have loved using this unique tool now over the last 10 months or so and it’s become a part of my everyday skin care regimen.  While I’m always amazed at the fun and interesting technology finds that make its way into the beauty community I’m also excited to see how they improve our beauty routines. While the first HiMirror has wowed me tremendously, I was so excited to share the newest from the brand.  Today I introduce you to the HiMirror Plus.  Are you ready to get the lowdown on this beauty?

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While the HiMirror Plus is a smart mirror just like it’s sister the original HiMirror, there have been a plethora of upgrades that make this new mirror fun and definitely change up your beauty routine as you know it.  A Smarter Beauty technology that takes your skin care game to new levels, offering innovative technology with the ease of an at-home beauty consultant.

Installation of this bad gal was easy and very quick.  I decided that instead of mounting the mirror to my door as I did with the first HiMirror, that I wanted to have it on my little makeup table so it was available for me each day.  A simple little frame, which I purchased on my own, made a great accompaniment.

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The set up for the HiMirror Plus was quite easy to do and the instructions along with a handy YouTube video to follow made it a breeze.  You do need to have your mirror near a plug so that you can plug it in and of course, you must have a WiFi connection to connect to the mirror.  The app to help with analyzing and set up is available on iPhone or Android (I have Android) and it’s as easy as answering a few skin care questions. The setup process takes about 5 minutes and while it takes a little getting used to the actual use of the product, it’s fairly easy once you get started.

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Once set up – you can start using your HiMirror Plus.  Each scan of your face will analyze the following things:

  • Clarity
  • Texture
  • Firmness
  • Brightness
  • Healthiness

HiMirror Plus can track your skin’s progress each day and record your skin’s current condition while comparing it to those from previous months.  This Personal Beauty System provides you with a comparison so you can see which products are really working for you and which are not.

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The HiMirror Plus also understands your skin care and personal needs.  It will pinpoint areas on the face where you have individual areas that may need treatment, like:

  • Dark Circles
  • Red spots
  • Fine Lines
  • Complexion
  • Pores
  • Dark Spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Roughness

These areas will be marked by the level of intensity compared to your overall complexion.  This information is very useful in keeping up with the proper skin care regimen and products.

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The HiMirror Plus has an HD camera that works to analyze your skin but also provides you with face recognition each time you turn on your camera.  You can close and open the shutter to keep your privacy but this very awesome camera will detect your dark spots, redness, pores, fine lines, texture and so much more on your skin.  Each time you take a photo with this camera, it will track your skins progress over time and give you tips on how you can improve your skin’s overall condition.  It’s definitely a high-tech skin care loving friend that I think every girl needs.

What’s great about the HiMirror Plus is that it also offers voice recognition.  This handy tool has been making it a little easier for me to operate the mirror when I’m not feeling the hand gestures that day.

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The HiMirror Plus offers a variety of new upgrades as I stated before and that includes updates to the software.  You can keep on top of your local weather, news and even listen to music without leaving the mirrors side.  All of the mirror’s options give you a variety of selections for you to choose from.  The HiMirror is powered by Big Data but all of your personal information is kept completely private and monitoring your skin care is easy with the mirror or smartphone app which is free to download.

The HiMirror Plus also has an additional tool to help with your skincare regimen.  The HiSkin is a cool little device that you can purchase separately and connect to your HiMirror or phone via Bluetooth.  You can use this handy tool to get accurate readings of your skin in the particular areas for a better analysis.

“This isn’t a cure-all or electronic technological fountain of youth, but more like an assistant to keep you on track.”

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The HiMirror Plus is more than a Beauty Consultant, it offers you a variety of tools at your fingertips.  You can magnify your beauty with HiMirror’s specialized lens and magnifying feature.  There are two new zoom options now available offering you actual photo size, 2x and 3x zoom.

Like with all products I’ve tried, there are many benefits in my opinion – or pros, as well as cons.  I think while the pros surely out-weight the cons, I did want to make a notation of some of the things that could use some adjustments to.

  1. Hand gestures:  Using the hand gestures is still something I need to get used to.  My arm gets tired after trying many times to select an option.  I know that it’s a matter of how the mirror is mounted and how fast you move your hand, but I’d love to see a touchscreen version to provide more ease.  The voice recognition is definitely helpful, but my arms are tired.
  2. Scanning products using the bar code to add to your Beauty Box:  This is actually a very easy thing to use, however, I don’t ever keep my boxes for products so that means that if I want to add it to my beauty box, I have to scan the product before throwing the box out.  It may seem like no big deal to do, but it can be cumbersome at times and that extra step can be a pain.
  3. The dreaded cord:  This one is probably the hardest for me to get over. The cord is not very long, so while it may seem like it’s not that big of a deal, for me, it can be.  I don’t have an open plug near my makeup area so I have to plug in an extension and drag it into the corner to use it.  A cordless version would be great, especially since I’m a clutz and have already knocked it down twice because I tripped on the cord.

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Overall, I have to say that I’ve become accustomed to using the HiMirror Plus (and prior to that the HiMirror) so it’s easily a favorite tool in my beauty routine.  Since I suffer from sensitive skin, this has been a tool that has totally made a difference in how I treat and care for my skin.  I’m optimistic that HiMirror will continue to make additional improvements to make the device much more user-friendly.  But, I do believe that with the options currently available, this product is genius and worth every penny.  If you are someone who loves new inventions and looking for smarter beauty options, you will love this at-home beauty consultant.  Of course, I try to keep it as real as I possibly can here, no frills or pretty pictures to entice you, just my thoughts on the product itself.  I found that after using the original HiMirror over the last year (just about), that I was able to make it work for me and figured out what I needed to improve on when it comes to my skin.  This isn’t a cure-all or electronic technological fountain of youth, but more like an assistant to keep you on track.

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A few updates on HiMirror…

HiMirror recently launched their remote control on August 18th.  Woohoo!  So, both HiMirror and HiMirror Plus bundles are available that include the remote control as an option.  Prices for each bundle are:

HiMirror + Remote Control:  $149 + Free Shipping

HiMirror Plus + Remote Control:  $229 + Free Shipping

There is currently a promo code valid for accessories for the HiMirror/HiMirror Plus which include — Stand, HiSkin, Smart Body Scale.  Use Code:  BCLA17 at the HiMirror Website.

I definitely suggest checking out this Personal Beauty System that will offer you skin analysis, skincare tips and so much more.  Head on over to the HiMirror Plus Website and get all the details and see if this is the tool you need to up your skincare game.

Be sure to head on over to a few of my blogger friends and see what they have to say about the HiMirror Plus too:

The Fabzilla

Jessoshii

I Like To Talk A Lot

Justina’s Gems

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