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A few months ago I shared with all of you my thoughts on the Foreo ISSA Toothbrush.  I had positive things to say with a few improvement with regard to this teeth cleaning device.  You can read my review on this product here.  While it is something I continue to use, I was very interested in trying out the latest addition to the ISSA range called the ISSA Hybrid Brush Head.  I have been testing and using this product for about a month now and I’m excited to share my thoughts with you as well as my overall review.

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The Foreo ISSA Hybrid Brush Head is a Silicone + PBT Polymere brush head that fits on the current Foreo ISSA toothbrush.  This Hybrid is specifically designed for those who desire a vigorous brushing of their teeth but still looking for a gentle touch on their gums.  It’s the next revolutionary oral-care device that is strong on plaque buildup yet gentle on the gums for whiter teeth and a healthy mouth and confident smile.

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This brush is interesting to me as it has some of the similar traits to the original with a slightly different design.  The Hybrid Design is specifically engineered to utilize the soft, gentle silicone bristles for the gum area (hello bonus, because that is what I currently use the original ISSA for – massaging and cleaning my gums), but it also integrates the PBT polymer bristles on the inner segment of the brush head to cover the surface area of the teeth.  The hybrid design will not only massage and clean your gums gently, but will offer a stronger cleaning experience on the teeth, making it idea for those with more plaque buildup.  Foreo took suggestions for those like myself and really took the time to develop something that now works for an all over clean.  The original brush head (while something I still use) didn’t clean my teeth to that squeaky goodness I enjoyed but did really massage and clean my gums so I made that suggestion for improvement.  I’m so happy that Foreo listened to all of us and made the change appropriately.

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The Hybrid solution offers a unique brush head with both silicone and PBT polymer bristles to help deliver the clean we all want why still offering a comfortable massage on the gums.  With the sonic pulse technology of the brush base, the bristles channel 11,000 high intensity pulsations per minute for effective cleaning.  The Silicone and PBT polymer harbor less bacteria than traditional brushes thanks to their natural properties and you need only replace your brush head every 6 months thanks to that bonus.  The brush has a smart design with a 3D flexible brush head.  Because of this you can reach every crevice of the mouth and the bristles have strong resistance making them durable to last up to the 6 months before having to replace.  What I love is that this is so travel friendly.  This brush’s charge lasts up to 365 days worth of use and fully charges in an hour so you don’t need to have your charging dock with you when on the go.  The hybrid brush head really incorporates all the great things I loved about the original with greater cleaning benefits and still offers what I need.  

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The brush is is 100% waterproof and can be used with your existing ISSA.  If you don’t have one, then of course – you would purchase the whole unit. It includes all the benefits of the original toothbrush and I still love that I get my two minute brushing timer so I know when I can stop and how long to keep brushing.  The Foreo ISSA Hybrid brush head replacement retails for $20 which I consider to be a steal considering you are replacing your regular toothbrushes every 3 months on average.  I am really loving this new brush head and find that I am enjoying my Foreo ISSA unit much more with the inclusion of the Hybrid brush head.  I am so glad that Foreo made improvements because my teeth now feel cleaner and happy.

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You can purchase your Foreo ISSA Hybrid at locations like Sephora.com and get more information by also following FOREO on Instagram @FOREO.  Have you tried the Foreo ISSA Hybrid?  What are your thoughts on toothbrushes like these?  I am loving it and I think you would enjoy it too.  Comment below and tell me, what toothbrush are you using now?

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With Winter in the midst, that also means dry skin is inevitable and we all need to find a way to keep our skin exfoliated and moisturized.  Recently I had the opportunity to try the ViaBuff – which is a poof to help buff your way to healthy, smooth, softer and brighter looking skin.  I am going to share this product with you today.

Cleanse, Exfoliate and Renew With ViaBuff

What is ViaBuff?  ViaBuff is a Dermatologist Tested, skin cleansing pillow-soft body sponge.  It delivers deep cleansing and exfoliation to remove dead skin cells and boosts the skin’s natural renewal cycle – helping to retexture the skin’s surface and promoting improved clarity, even tone and smoothness.  This cushion soft ViaBuff Advanced Superior Foaming technology and unique Patented design provides 1200 sq/i. of useable surface area for a more efficient exfoliation experience.  Available with one or two strengths of exfoliation, you can choose your preferred level from extra gentle to clinical and get that clean and exfoliated skin you are looking for.

The ViaBuff comes in both a facial and body version.  The ViaBuff Facial Mini Buffs are so cute!  They retail for $4.00 each or $11 for 3.  The Viabuff Mini Buff Exfoliator is 3″ and comes in 4 different levels:

  • Level 1: Extra Gentle
    Ideal for Oily Skin, Acne, Psoriasis
  • Level 2: Mild
    Ideal for Normal Skin, Eczema
  • Level 3: Moderate
    Ideal for Dry Skin, Ingrown Hairs, Keratosis Pilaris, Waxing
  • Level 4: Clinical
    Ideal for Very Dry Skin

The Viabuff Mini Buff Exfoliator is non-sensitizing, non-irritating, cruelty-free, and dermatologist-tested.  This product does not contain harsh abrasives.  I love to use them on my face while in the shower to help give my face a light exfoliation without being too harsh on my sensitive skin.  It’s soft and feels nice against my face.  My face feels smooth and soft after use and is mild enough for every day use.

Cleanse, Exfoliate and Renew With ViaBuff

The ViaBuff Body Duo Exfoliator retails for $11.00 or you can choose to get the handle $3.00 to make it easy to scrub a dub your body.  Like the face ViaBuff, you also have 4 different levels to choose from:

  • Level 1: Extra Gentle
    Ideal for Oily Skin, Acne, Psoriasis
  • Level 2: Mild
    Ideal for Normal Skin, Eczema
  • Level 3: Moderate
    Ideal for Dry Skin, Ingrown Hairs, Keratosis Pilaris, Waxing
  • Level 4: Clinical
    Ideal for Very Dry Skin

The ViaBuff Body Exfoliator is non-sensitizing, non-irritating, cruelty-free and dermatologist tested.  This product does not contain harsh abrasives and is 5″ big making it the perfect size for cleansing your body.  You can select to purchase a set that comes with the body handle or sets that include more than one and these make really nice gifts.

Cleanse, Exfoliate and Renew With ViaBuff

ViaBuff helps to cleanse and exfoliate skin simultaneously, improving your skin’s texture.  This product helps to promote new skin cell growth and helps to reduce the appearance of large pores.  With consistent use of the ViaBuff, you can improve acne and even facial skin tone as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles and smoothing the roughest of dry skin on the legs, feet and elbows.  The ViaBuff stimulates collagen production while protecting against further damage and the built in silicone strap makes it easy to hang in the shower.

I have been enjoying using the various ViaBuffs to smooth my body and face and love that it works so well and is gentle on my sensitive skin.  I tend to get pretty dry on my elbows and knees and I noticed that those parts of my body (and everywhere) are exfoliated easily without being abrasive like other products can be. My children also use the extra gentle body ViaBuffs to clean and smooth their boy and they love it as does my husband for his needs.  I definitely suggest these and would recommend them to anyone.  These pillow-soft sponges are American made and professionally recommended and after using it for about a month, even on my sensitive skin, I have found these to be beneficial.  Purchase yours or learn more about it at: https://www.viabuff.com/shop/

Have you heard of ViaBuff before?  Would this be something you could see yourself using?

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Have you heard of Freeman Beauty Facial Masks before?  I’m sure you have, but I figured I would ask.  Could it be possible that an affordable product on the market can offer awesome results?  Could it be true that a product that costs less than $5.00 can give you soft and smooth skin?  Hmmm… read on to see what I think.Freeman Avocado and Oatmeal Clay maskI have used Freeman masks for a couple of years now… though I’ll admit that I really was not a fan prior to now.  Many of them that I had bought dried my skin out so terribly that it actually was more damaging on my face then it was beneficial.  Of course, now that I know more about my skin and my eczema that I was diagnosed with last year, I now know how to use these products properly.  For years, I was told I had oily combination skin so I used products such as these (Freeman Masks) as ways to keep my skin at bay… but little did I know – I had dry skin – hence the eczema.  Now that I know better, I have enjoyed using Freeman Masks and they are a part of my skincare routine along with other favorite skincare products.

So – you can expect to see reviews on several of these since I have at least 5 full sized masks and at least 20 little packets to go through… but I decided to write about the one that I have been using the most lately – Avocado & Oatmeal.  The mask itself is just a $1.99 for the Travel / Sample Size (0.5 oz) or $3.99 for the full sized tube (6.0 oz). Freeman offers a wide range of products to suit all your skincare needs and this is just one of the products from the Feeling Beautiful line.  The consistency of their prices is a breath of fresh air, because you can go to most retailers like Walmart, CVS and Walgreens and find the products at about the same price range at each location.  The Travel size has enough product to use about 2-4x in my opinion – but for some, depending on the thickness of the product, you may use it just once.  The full size tube offers you many many uses.  I use mine every week and half to two weeks and I still have a lot left in my tube, considering I have been using it for at least 2 months.

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The products texture is much like other masks you can find on the market today.  The mask feels creamy and dries quickly so you will feel the tightening of your skin after it starts to dry.  While I haven’t tried Botox, I worked in Plastic Surgery for years and it reminds me of what my patients would describe their face would kind of feel like after getting Botox, but of course… without the pain of the needle – just the tight feeling.  I absolutely love that this mask smells pretty good – it doesn’t have a chemical scent, which is awesome.  I want to say it smells a little like oatmeal, but at the same time – I’m honestly not sure.

Ingredients listed on the website for this product include:

Key Ingredients:
Avocado Oil
Oatmeal
Kaolin Clay
 
Ingredient List:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Kaolin, Bentonite, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Montmorillonite, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Polyacrylate (Veegum Ultra), Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), blue 1 (CI 42090).

Packaging for the Full Sized Mask is easy to use and definitely awesome for storing.  It is larger than the size you are allowed to travel with, but that’s why the Sample Travel Size packets are so awesome because they are travel friendly.  If I had to make one suggestion, it would be to have a zip top for the travel sized packets because I can actually get 3 or more uses out of it depending on my need for the product.  Because the travel size is perfect for just that, a zip top will allow me to take one packet with me and it will last my entire trip depending on the length of stay.

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From the Website:

Nourish and purify with one amazing mask! Rich clays dive deep to purge dirt and oils from pores. Nutrient-rich Vitamin E, Avocado and Oatmeal moisturize for lasting skin softness. Skin looks and feels squeaky clean and is soft to the touch. Perfect for normal to combination skin.

Directions: Apply mask to face and neck, avoiding contact with eyes. Let dry and rinse with warm water. Use two times a week or as often as needed.

As I mentioned earlier, I have eczema, mainly on my face – so I stay clear of many drug store products that I know can be drying to my skin.  After using other Freeman Feeling Beautiful Masks, I was very scared to try them again, but I figured I would give it one last try.  I’m glad I did because my skin feels soft, smooth and clean after each application.  It is my perfect little treatment and spa right at home at a VERY affordable price tag.  I love that I can also walk into most drug stores and find the samples, which allow me to purchase different ones to try them out before committing to a larger full size.  This Christmas, I have stocked many stockings and baskets with Freeman Mask samples because I do really love them.

Application is very easy and not as messy as most may think.  It will apply with little to no effort and washes off very easily as well.  Now that I have changed up my skincare routine, I do not get acne or breakouts, so I can’t say how well it will clear it up if you have acne prone skin.  But, I can say that it works awesome for a spot treatment as well… just dab a little on your pimple at night and you will notice a significant difference when you wake up the next day.  Be sure to remove your makeup prior to using this product as well.  Cleanse your skin first.  One tip though… be sure to moisturize accordingly after removing your mask to ensure you are putting moisture back into your skin after you have stripped any away.  But have a girl’s Spa Day and pamper yourself – I think it’s a great goodie for your skin.

Oh – one more thing… I’ve had to deal with Freeman’s customer service via email and let me just say – Fast response, helpful, polite… I’m very impressed!

To purchase this product and more – check out Freemanbeauty.com or on Facebook for special offers and new products.

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