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Happy Thirsty Thursday Fam! Today I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the Duvolle Radiance Spin-Care System. I’ve been using this system for over a month and I’m sharing my thoughts with all of you. Watch the video and let’s talk about it.

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FTC: This product was sent for review consideration. All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased. This is NOT a SPONSORED review. Affiliate links can and may be posted in this description which I do and can make a small commission off of.

In about 6 months, give or take, I’ll be hitting the big 4-0. Yup, you read that correctly, I’ll be 40. I have had my fair share of skin issues over the years and who doesn’t want to look like they’re in their 20s? Honestly, I’m still looking for the fountain of youth and I’m constantly trying new and innovative products. Today, I’m going to be sharing with you a new-to-me brand called Airelle. I have two products from Airelle Skin and I’m so excited to give you the rundown on each one. Let’s get started, shall we?

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About Airelle Skincare

Airelle is the only naturally derived skincare company that uses the scientifically proven Berrimatrix technology and scientific skincare evidence to counteract the aging process. This technology (Berrimatrix) is the latest, naturally sourced skincare ingredient that is recognized by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology for its various anti-aging benefits that it provides. Their goal was to develop a skincare product line that incorporated natural ingredients alongside medical grade formulas. The reasoning was to have skincare that offered anti-oxidant properties as well as innovative preventative benefits for the skin.

What is Berrimatrix and why is it the Best Antioxidant for your skin?

Berrimatrix is a formula that is clinically proven to help protect against Infrared radiation and collagen breakdown that can happen to your skin after environmental exposure. It is a super blueberry that is proven to counteract wrinkles. Berrimatrix is scientifically proven by the world’s top scientists to help protect from the damage of Infrared radiation. All of this while also helping to slow the signs of aging the skin. This ingredient is a powerful natural antioxidant compound that not only improves the quality of the skin, but also the skin’s texture. You are basically getting support for your skin at the cellular level. The Berrimatrix components in this skincare line will help to protect and preserve the collagen that is already there. The ingredient has proven benefits to help preserve, prevent and improve the skin altogether.

Did you know that up to 90% of skin aging is caused by the sun? 30% of damaging radiation from the sun is infrared radiation. It penetrates deeper, triggering collagen breakdown.

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Airelle Intense Repair Hydrator

The first product I tried from Airelle is the Intense Hydrating Repair Complex. Many know that I suffer from extremely dry and sensitive skin, so the words repair and hydrate really excited me about this product. More than just a moisturizing serum or cream, the Intense Hydrating Repair Complex is a 2-in-1. It is light-weight and antioxidant infused for optimal benefit. Designed to be a hydrating and anti-aging serum in one. Containing Airelle’s powerhouse ingredient – Berrimatrix, to help improve fine lines and wrinkles as well as overall hydration.

What does the Airelle Intense Repair Hydrator do?

  • Hydrates the skin and improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improves dry skin, texture, and uneven skin tone
  • Helps to support the skin from environmental damage
  • Helps slow the onset of new wrinkle formation using the Berrimatrix technology
  • Dermatologist recommended (my favorite claim since most products are just dermatologist tested)

Airelle Skincare Intense Hydrating Repair Complex (Hydrator): $116.00 – 1.7 fl.oz. / 50 mL

When using the Hydrator, a very little of this product goes a long way and the texture of this product is unlike any I have used before. This is so much more than a moisturizer and serum, it’s creamy gold in a bottle. This is a light-weight product and you will notice a difference after the first use. Immediately after applying the product, my skin felt smooth, soft and quenched with moisture. My skin felt moisturized but also, kind of tight (in all the good ways). I forget I have anything on when I’m using it and my skin is so unbelievably soft – like, baby soft.

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Airelle Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment

In addition to the Hydrator, I also had the awesome opportunity to try the Airelle Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment. The Eye + Lip Treatment was formulated to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and lips. It targets dark under-eye circles, crow’s feet and wrinkles around the eye area. It helps to decrease forehead frown lines. And, for lips it helps to diminish upper lip wrinkles and smile lines.

What does the Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment do?

  • Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes
  • Diminishes the upper lip lines, smile and frown lines
  • Helps reduce the puffiness around the eyes
  • Diminishes the appearance of upper lip lines
  • Helps slow the onset of new wrinkle formation using Berrimatrix technology
  • Targeted wrinkle spot treatment for problem areas
  • Dermatologist recommended

Airelle Skin Age Defying Eye + Lip Treatment: $68.00 – 0.3 fl.oz. / 8.8 mL

While I’ve only used this product a few months, I’m absolutely smitten by its results. This product has been such a go-to to hydrate those areas while diminishing the wrinkles I have been starting to develop. Since this product is in roller-ball form, it’s easy to apply and not sticky at all. Within a month I noticed a dramatic difference in how my skin looked and felt. Easy application and firmness in all the right places. Not to mention, my puffy eyes I get from allergy season have been at bay thanks to this roller.

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Both products have provided me with much more moisturized skin, which is a huge benefit for me. In the image above, I have not edited, added a filter or blurred my face. You can still see the texture as well as my freckles and some acne scarring. However, my fine lines and wrinkles have definitely decreased (quite dramatically, I might add) and my skin looks fresh and hydrated.

My Final Thoughts

Airelle products are quite costly, considering the amount of product in each. I have tried many luxurious products in the past, but these really do provide you with great results. I’m going to have to work a few extra jobs to keep up with purchasing their products for use, but I am absolutely loving them. Both products feel so great on my skin and I have found that a little goes a long way for each of them, which is a huge benefit considering the price point. Honestly, I don’t think my skin has looked this good in a long time, especially considering the brutal weather and change in diet it has gone through. I still can’t get over how awesome my skin looks and feels and I attribute it to the combination of these products and others I currently have in rotation.

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So what about you, have you tried anything from Airelle Skin before? If not, would you consider trying any of these products, especially considering the price point? Which product do you think you’d splurge on?


Disclaimer: The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration and feature. This is not a sponsored post. All opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased. Affiliate links are posted within. Please visit my Disclosures Page for more information and details.

As a Hawaii girl, born & raised, I’m always excited to hear about new Hawaii made products.  Recently, I was introduced to Kuleana Beauty Skincare, beauty products made right here in the islands and I’m really stoked to share it with all of you.

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What is Kuleana Beauty?

Kuleana is a clean, simple skincare system that features moisturizing Hawaiian beauty oils and facial cleansers made with natural ingredients grown and handcrafted right in Hawaii by pioneering renewable energy company, Pacific Biodiesel.  (Pacific Biodiesel is also the company behind the Maui Sunflower Farm that you see in my picture below)

About Kuleana

Kuleana beauty products are manufactured by Maiden Hawaii Naturals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies.  Founded in 1995 on Maui, Pacific Biodiesel is Hawaii’s only commercial producer of liquid bio fuels.  It demonstrates a sustainable, community-based, zero-waste “agriculture and renewable energy” model that is helping Hawaii fight climate change and achieve a clean energy future.  

This photograph was taken in April 2017.

I had the opportunity to try two products from the Kuleana Beauty line Soothe and I’m going to share my thoughts on each product for all of you.

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Soothe Beauty Cleanser

The cleanser is gentle on the skin and made with macadamia nut oil, Hawaiian sea salt and Hawaiian rainwater that is collected and purified from the rainy Hilo area of Hawaii island.  The cleanser rinses very easily from the skin without tugging or rubbing but leaves my skin feeling clean and renewed.  If you’re looking for a cleanser that has a lot of lather, this one may not be it… but it doesn’t leave me feeling dirty after a cleansing.  My skin feels clean (without the dryness), fresh and I love that the cleanser is lightweight but still offers so much moisture for my dry skin.

Ingredients:  Aqua (filtered rainwater) Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Potassium Hydroxide*, Sodium Chloride (Hawaiian Sea Salt). 
* used only to saponify oils into soap. None remains in final product.

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Soothe Beauty Oil

Made with pure Hawaiian macadamia nut oil, which is a light oil that absorbs rapidly to nourish the skin. This oil is perfect to moisturize all skin types. The Beauty Oil is also a favorite of mine because I can use it day or night as a light moisturizer or to really hydrate my skin if needed. It hasn’t clogged my pores or caused my sensitive skin any issues.

Ingredients:  Macadamia nut oil

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I’ve been using each of these products quite religiously as a part of my daily skincare routine over the last 2 months or so.  My skin looks radiant after using both of these products and I love how soft and smooth my face feels each day.  Whether I use both products together or separately, I know that my skin will look radiant and glowing but also plump and youthful.  I’m definitely a fan of these products and I just love how my skin drinks each of them up and looks and feels so hydrated.

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3 Skincare lines to choose from:

Kuleana offers three distinct skincare products:

  • Soothe – made with Hawaiian pure macadamia nut oil, is rich in antioxidants and possessing anti-inflammatory properties.  It is excellent for all skin types.
  • Nourish – ideal for moisturizing, is made with macadamia oil, kukui nut oil and coconut oil.
  • Rejuve – meant for maturing skin, is made with macadamia oil, avocado oil and green coffee oil.

All Kuleana products are GMO-free, contain no synthetic fragrances or colors, vegan, cruelty-free and biodegradable.  Kuleana Beauty is now being carried at the spas of luxury hotels in Hawaii such as Andaz Maui, Montage Kapalua Bay, Grand Wailea and Four Seasons Hualalai in Kona (Big Island).

https://kuleanabeauty.com/products/sunscreen 
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Coming soon to Kuleana

Coming soon, Kuleana will also be releasing a reef-safe sunscreen, that includes their natural plant-based oils and is free of oxybenzon and octinoxate, both of which are soon-to-be-banned in Hawaii as of Jan. 1, 2021 (common sunscreen ingredients that are now known to cause damage to our reefs.)  You can pre-order your sunscreen now as shipments will begin in September 2018.

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I’m proud to say that Kuleana Products are a part of Hawaii and as a Hawaiian Native, I love the mission behind the brand.  It’s import to remember that our Earth is simply on loan and we need to take care of it while it’s in our possession.  

In Hawaiian, “kuleana” means a personal sense of responsibility.

Pono – To Make Right!

If you’ve been reading my posts here on Honeygirl’s World for a while, you may know that I review and test out many skin care products.  But, Kuleana has a special place in my heart.  The “Kuleana” or responsibility of our Hawaiian people is to perpetuate our Hawaiian culture, language and land.  Kuleana Beauty takes that value and uses it to inspire their company to not only practice sustainability and support local farming but also to help create a cleaner, kinder and healthier world for all of us.  In Hawaiian, we would call that “Pono”, which is defined as:  righteousness or to make right.  

Please be sure to head on over to the Kuleana website to get the full mission and background on how this company came about.  I’m sure you will enjoy their story and love what they stand for as much as I do.  

Mahalo (thank you) Kuleana Beauty for giving me the opportunity to try your products.  You have a life long customer and fan and I look forward to trying all of the other skincare products you offer as well as sharing your brand and products with everyone I know.

To purchase your own products from Kuleana, visit them at:  https://kuleanabeauty.com/


Disclaimer:  The products featured in this post were sent for review consideration.  This is not a paid or sponsored post, however, affiliate links may be posted throughout.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.

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About two months ago I was introduced to Emme Diane by a fellow beauty blogger named Jen (MyBeautyBunny).  She raved about how great the Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 was and I knew that I just had to get my hands on the product and try it out for myself.  Living in such a warm climate like Hawaii, I was immediately smitten over the Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40, so much so – that I had to share it with all of you.

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The Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 retails for $46.00.  First, I wanted to touch base on the packaging of the product itself.  I’m all about that easy to dispense life and the product is easily dispensed through a pump that makes application a breeze.  I just wanted to put that out there, because the “no fuss, no muss” life is for me.

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Okay, now that I have gotten that out of the way – let’s talk product.  The Emme Diane website states that this tinted mineral sunscreen has a cult following and boy, let me just say – I can see why.  Living in Hawaii, I want to make sure to help protect our precious coral but I need the protection from the sun that we experience more than 90% of the year.  Emme Diane offers this Physical sunscreen with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide to not only protect our skin but also our ocean wildlife.  The sunscreen applies so effortlessly and I love that it glides onto my skin without any issues.

The product is soft and silky and applies easily with my fingertips or using a brush.  I tend to put it on after applying my moisturizer each day and while it is tinted, it offers a soft tint to help even out skin tone which is perfect for me.  Emme Diane suggests applying it every 80 minutes after swimming or sweating, but I love using it on its own when out running errands or during a normal day for that sun protection that my skin needs.  It is also suggested to apply at least every 2 hours.

Using Emme Diane Tinted SPF 40

The Emme Diane Tinted Mineral SPF 40 offers you a sheer, mattifying look to the skin while leaving your skin feeling silky smooth (so it’s perfect for applying before makeup).  I love that because it is non-comedogenic I haven’t had any breakouts and I have had minimal white cast when using this product.  It blends into my skin tone perfectly.  I have been dealing with many sensitive skin issues the last few months due to some health complications, so I really wanted to try something that would be gentle on my skin and this has been it.  I’m not lying when I say that I LOVE this sunscreen.

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I want to try out the Illuminating Tinted SPF next because with summer on its way, I’m all about that glow.

Have you tried anything from the Emme Diane line?  If so, comment below and let me know.  Emme Diane has been gracious enough to provide a discount for my readers and followers.

Use code:  Honeygirlk10 at https://www.emmediane.com/ for 10% off.  This code will expire in a year, so stock up on your faves now.

 

 

 


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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?

Happy Aloha Friday!