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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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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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It’s no secret that I’m a lover of scrubs for the body and the face and when I can’t make my own, I’m definitely pulling at the ones that I love.  Recently I wrote about the Teadora Nourishing Lip butter and overall I enjoyed the product (see my thoughts on that product here).  Shortly after trying out the lip butter, I had the opportunity to try the body polish and was quite excited to see how it would work with my sensitive skin.

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Teadora’s Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Polish is packed with Antioxidant and vitamin-rich Buriti, Babassu, Brazil Nut, Rose Hip Seed, and Maracujá oils, plus potent exfoliants such as Açaí Seeds and Amazonian Clay for all the goodness your skin needs.  This body polish reminds me of a mud like scrub and it works well to remove dead skin while still giving your skin hydration.  The body polish retails for $34.00 (6.0oz) and $10.00 (1.5oz) and is made in the USA.  I love that it is so easy to use… simply rub the body scrub on your body and then rinse off.

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I have sensitive skin, so I can only use this product sparingly and once a week or so but even with my sensitivities it didn’t really cause me any issues.  I like to use this product on my driest areas on my body like my knees, elbows and on my ankles and feet.  A little of this product goes a long way and it rubs on nicely and softly and gently scrubs off any dead skin and leaving it soft and ready for my favorite body butters or lotions.

Teadora Rainforest at Dusk Nourishing Body Polish

Ingredients: Aqua, Organic Coco Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin (Brazil White Clay), Decyl Glucoside, Diatomaceous Earth, Bentonite, Organic Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed (Brazil Nut) Oil, Pumice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Kosher Glycerine, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Seed Powder, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionfruit) Seed Oil, Organic Rasa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Organic Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Açaí) Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit (Buriti) Extract, Non-GMO Tocopherol (Mixed-Ester) Vitamin E, Ascophyllum Nodosum, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Caprylyl Glycol, Eugenia Uniflora Fruit (Pitanga) Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) Ester, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Natural Fragrance.

I couldn’t figure out the type of scent it had but I can tell you that the fragrance is not overpowering at all.  It reminds me a bit of a earthy scent, but I could be wrong.  Teadora suggests that you use this scrub no more than 2 to 3 times a week and I use it about once a week in the areas I mentioned previously.  While it does clean away and exfoliate nicely, leaving my skin soft and hydrated, like anything on my sensitive skin – it can be drying for me if used too often.  It’s not really the fault of the product as my skin reacts the same with anything similar.  If you have sensitive skin like me, I think you’ll really enjoy this scrub as it offers you the benefits of a good scrub without feeling harsh after it’s all done.  Overall, I’m impressed with the body polish and enjoy the pampering it does offer me.

Teadora is a company that loves the rainforests and does what they can to help preserve them.  As someone who lives in a state that still has natural rainforest surrounding me, I am proud to support the brand and their mission of deforestation.  Their story and their goal is an awesome read and I definitely recommend checking them out.  Read more about Teadora here and see what they offer.

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It’s no secret that I have seriously sensitive skin.  For years I had absolutely no trouble using whatever cleanser worked, or trying out new skincare products but over the last 2 years, it hasn’t been as easy.  After being diagnosed with severe eczema by my dermatologist two years ago, I discontinued a lot of beauty products that I used daily like foundation and concealer and I have to be really careful with products that can cause a flare up.  Because of this, I like to test scrub products or those that exfoliate my skin on a small area on my face before testing completely to see if I have a reaction.  While I love trying new skin care products, this is my task prior to testing them out completely.

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Exscrub Me? Beautisol Citrus Face ExfoliantRecently I had the opportunity to try out a cool scrub from Exscrub Me?  Beautisol Citrus Face Exfoliant.  This product is pretty cool in that it is affordable – only costing you $17 for a 2 fl oz tube.  I am a huge lover of scrubs that are effective, yet gentle on my super sensitive skin, so I was very excited to try this since it is made for all skin types.  This product is made to remove dead skin so you can rock out fresh gorgeous skin!

When you first squeeze the product out of the tube, it looks really cool – with a white scrub including little pinkish/red micro beads.  I enjoyed staring at the product because it was just super eye appealing to me.  Application of the product was easy and it took very little effort to apply a small amount of the scrub to my finger tips and work in an area I wanted to test to see if I would have a reaction to the scrub.  Unfortunately, even if I didn’t have a reaction after the first use, the scrub itself was a tad bit too harsh for my skin and a little of the product was too much for my skin to handle.  I expected some redness and maybe a little sensitivity as with any scrub, but the beads seemed a bit too abrasive on my skin and it felt uncomfortable while I was massaging them in my test area.  The area around my nose is my usual test spot since it tends to be able to take most products and I had a difficult time using it.  I tested it on my chin which is another area and had a mild flare up through the course of the night even after moisturizer.  Even if I didn’t have the best reaction to using the product, I loved that the areas I tested it on felt clean and invigorated.

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Now, I have super sensitive skin and many products can have some funky reactions to my face so I normally don’t attest it to the product just malfunctioning as much as I do take into consideration that I just have weird skin. lol  I didn’t want to let the product go to waste, so I used it on my elbows.  I tend to have super dry skin on my elbows and wanted to see if this would work so that I could get some use out of it.  After applying it – I noticed my dry skin on my elbows look much better after I washed the scrub off.  My skin felt moisturized and soft and while I can’t use this product on my face, I’m certainly going to make use of it on my elbows, knees and heels of my feet.  Now, I only exfoliate one to two times a week since my skin is so sensitive – most the time, just one time a week and this product would still be too harsh using it at that amount.

Features & benefits:

  • Formulated for all skin types
  • Provides a smooth and even surface for a perfect self-tan application
  • Contains fine Jojoba beads to physically remove the dead skin cells
  • Infused with certified organic orange peel, lemon, and grapefruit extracts, leaving the skin cleansed and rejuvenated
  • Paraben-free, propylene glycol-free, sodium laurel/laureth sulfate-free, and cruelty-free (PETA certified)

Exscrub Me? Beautisol Face Exfoliant

There is a light citrus type fragrance to the scrub which really helps to invigorate all of your senses and it contains the following ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Polyethylene (Beads), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Esters (Beads), Behenyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Squalane, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Potassium Sorbate, Carbomer, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocotrienols, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Phytic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Alcohol, Tocopherol (D-alpha), Passiflora Incarnata (Passionflower) Flower Extract *Certified Organic

Overall, even if I am not able to make use of the Beautisol Exscrub Me? Face Exfoliant on my face, I’m glad I was able to find some use for it.  Since my initial testing, I’ve been actually using it to exfoliate my feet and it is working like a charm.  I’m so glad I’m able to make good use of it.  At the price point, it’s affordable and I love the scent of it.  I think this is definitely something you could add to your skin care routine if you love citrus type scents – it makes you feel awake and rejuvenated.  I especially love that it is Cruelty Free and manufactured in the US.

Want to try out Exscrub Me? Citrus Face Exfoliant?  Beautisol is running an awesome special for all of you.  Get it on BOGO with coupon BOGO2014 – coupon valid until June 31, 2014.  Have you tried the Exscrub Me? Citrus Face Exfoliant?  If so, what are your thoughts?  If not, is this something you could see yourself using?

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This product was provided to me compliments of ifabbo.  While I was sent this product for review, all opinions are my own – honest and unbiased.

About a month ago I received the Perlier Volcanic Thermal Spa ($25.00, 6.7 fl oz) by cashing in my ifabbo coins.  When it comes to skin care products or scrubs, I tend to be a little hesitant to try the products because of my very sensitive eczema skin, but I was still a bit excited to test out the product since Volcanic type products are popular here in Hawaii.

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This product is said to be a true beauty treatment for the skin having extracted micronutrients from volcanic rocks that are essential and vital to the cells in the skin.  I was excited but still a little worried at how my skin would react.  Even more so, I was worried that a friend of mine who had tried the same product did not like the results she received after using it on her face… it was just too much for her skin to handle.  After finding this out – I decided that I would test it out on a small area on my jar line.  My face did not like the product at all and in fact, it was just to abrasive for my skin on my face.  I decided that I would try to test out on areas on my body that I knew were a little drier and not as sensitive as my face was.

I tested the product on my elbows and on my heels of my feet.  It worked well… exfoliating those parts of my body without out being too abrasive for them.  It left those areas fairly moisturized and removed dead skin which worked perfectly.  I will not use this on my face, but it still has a use for me.  Being from Hawaii, I expected something with “Volcanic Rocks” to have a more natural scent to it – but it actually smells like a strong lotion.  It’s not completely off putting, but it is stronger than what I had thought I would be smelling.  My formal opinion would be that you test this product somewhere on your body that is a little tougher than your facial area especially if you have sensitive skin as I do.  But, all in all – it exfoliates well, especially for my feet.

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