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I love learning about natural beauty remedies and organic ingredients that I can use at home to create my own beauty products! Have you ever heard about Maguey Sap?
I just learned about 100% Organic Maguey Sap that is the perfect ingredient for at-home beauty masks and scrubs. Salviana has recently introduced their product that is 100% Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO and Chemical Free. When combined with common ingredients (oats, salt, or sugar), it results in a scrub that leaves skin polished, glowing and refreshed.
About Raw Maguey Sap:
The MAGUEY is an ancestral plant that lives in a semi-desert area, with little to no rain fall. It reaches maturity between 8-12 years old, and flourishes only once before ending its lifecycle.
It survives in this hostile environment by storing a nutritious sap in its wide and thorny leaves called “pencas”.
Check out these amazing DIY recipes, developed by Denielle Nicole Wegrzyn for Salviana:
Sweet Salviana Scrub
1 tblspn Salviana
1 tblspn brown sugar
1 tspn raw organic oats (for calming)
1 tblspn extra virgin olive oil
-mix, scrub or leave on for 15 mins-enjoy exfoliating!
Salviana Nana Mask
2 tbspns Salviana
1/2 under-ripe baNANA
1/2 tspn of ground cinnamon
-mix, leave on for 15 mins and chant blemishes be gone!
Yo, get your Salviana mask on!
1 tblspn Salviana
1 tblspn plain greek YOghurt
1/2-1 tbspn matcha green tea powder
-mix, add more yoghurt if needed, leave on for 15-20 mins-enjoy feeling calm and bright!
Take Control of Your Beauty Products in 2018 – Top Beauty Products You Can Make at Home
Have you ever stopped and thought about what ingredients are in your beauty products? Are you spending a small fortune on the items but seeing little to no results? If so, then why not let 2018 be the year you take control of your beauty products and start to make some at home. By making your beauty products at home, you’ll be in control of the ingredients, you can customize the product, and you’ll be spending much less money.
Here’s a look at some of the top beauty products you can make at home:
Indulge Your Skin with Homemade Face Masks
Perhaps one of the most popular products to make at home is face masks. There are so many different variations out there meant to address a variety of skincare issues. For example, a honey lemon facial mask, as found on the diyformula.com website, contains natural antibacterial agents ideal for treating acne. There is also the avocado and honey mask, which is perfect for those who need some extra moisture and care.
DIY masks tend to use normal household ingredients that you probably already have on hand. They are quick and easy to throw together, which means you are more likely to use them on a regular basis. You can always mix and match ingredients from various masks to create your own personalized formula.
Give Your Hair a Good Cleaning with Natural Shampoo
Shampoo is another beauty product that people tend to spend a lot of money on throughout the year. Why not make your own natural shampoo that won't be harmful to your hair or scalp and uses all natural ingredients? A great recipe features coconut milk, castile liquid soap, vitamin E oil, fenugreek powder, lavender essential oil, rosemary essential oil, and a bottle to store it in. This recipe is so gentle and effective that it can be used on everyone in the family.
If you find that you need a shampoo that offers more of a deep clean, add tea tree oil to the mixture. Tea tree oil does an excellent job fighting itchy scalp and dandruff, helps to thicken hair and encourage it to grow, and provides deep cleaning of the scalp. You can easily find these and other shampoo recipes online.
Gentle and Effective Makeup Remover
Removing your makeup at the end of the day can be quite the task without the proper product. Did you know you can make your very own makeup remover that is safe, gentle, and effective? All you need is extra virgin olive oil, aloe vera water, and a resealable bottle. Simply pour 1/2 cup of the aloe vera water and the same amount of olive oil in the bottle, put the cap on nice and tight, and then give it a shake. You can then use cotton pads to remove your makeup.
Get On-Board with Homemade Beauty Products
So, why not take control of your beauty products and your wallet and start making your own homemade beauty products? You won’t regret it!
Feel Beautiful Both Inside and Out this Valentine’s Day
with Montagne Jeunesse Face Mask
Disclaimer: I received product samples to compensate this post.
Green with Algae: Le Mieux Skincare
With thousands of algae-derived ingredients used in cosmetics and skincare, Le Mieux has incorporated the best of this sea treasure into products to cleanse, protect and reverse the signs of aging.
Featuring peptides, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and amino acids, algae helps increase cell renewal in addition to stimulating collagen production and the creation of elastin, which gives skin that snap-back, youthful quality. This powerful ingredient can also help provide protection against cell damage induced by ultraviolet rays, while inhibiting the enzymes that break down elastin.
Phyto-Nutrient Cleansing Gel ($24)
Featuring phytonutrient mirco-bubbles, this lightweight foaming gel removes makeup and surface impurities, while maintaining the skin’s natural, essential moisture balance and improving hydration, tone and texture. The Phyto-Nutrient Cleansing Gel also features brown, green and red algae extracts that smooth and nourish skin.
I absolutely love Le Mieux Hyaluronic Shea Mask. It is truly a luxurious facial treatment for tired winter skin. I use it twice per week, after cleansing at night. I apply it all over my face, neck and upper chest area and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. I usually massage my face with a warm wet washcloth before rinsing in the shower. Afterwards, I apply my moisturizers and other facial treatments. What a beautiful difference this amazing mask makes in my skin. It is radiant and glowing!
Le Mieux products are available online via www.myskincarebox.com
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
I absolutely love using beauty masks at least once a week. They are an important part of my beauty routine. Freeman Beauty has several wonderful facial beauty masks that will refresh, renew and beautify your skin in just ten minutes!
Right now I am using three of Freeman Beauty masks that work the best on my skin. Once a week, (in the shower) I apply a layer of Apricot Creamy Facial Scrub to remove the dead layers of skin cells on my face, neck and chest area. It re-surfaces my skin and gets it ready for the next step.
After rinsing, I apply a layer of Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Clay Mask onto my forehead, nose and chin to purge the dirt and oil from my pores.
With the previous mask still on my face, I apply a layer of Golden Grain Facial Brightening Mask to my cheeks, neck and chest to moisturize, firm and brighten my skin. I leave both masks on while I shave my legs. (5-10 minutes.) After rinsing, my skin is unbelievably radiant and beautiful.
To learn more about Freeman Beauty go to: http://www.freemanbeauty.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
With winter upon us (sigh) it’s important to remember that a change of seasons calls for a change in skincare regimen. While summer air is humid and full of moisture, the cold, dry air in winter can leave skin feeling dehydrated, flaky and rough. Therefore, if you’re looking to exfoliate over the next few months it’s crucial to choose beauty products that won’t dry out your skin!
That being said, I’d like to introduce you to Clayspray – the world’s first clay emulsion in a spray.
Unlike other clay products, Clayspray not only removes impurities and environmental toxins buried deep within pores, but it also provides an incredible moisturizing effect thanks to hydrogels that deliver nutrients directly into the skin. This added nourishment and hydration makes Clayspray the perfect addition to one’s winter skincare routine.
The Clayspray line consists of five different masks, each one addressing a specific skin care concern; from Pore Refining, Skin Brightening and Glow to Toning and Mattifying. Also included in the line are two refreshing mineral water mists that further hydrate and soothe skin both before and after the treatment.
The luxurious Clayspray masks feature the purest clay in the world with added natural ingredients to enhance skin’s well-being. The clay found within Clayspray is sourced from the Irene Mine in Spain’s Iberian Peninsula where it has been protected from pollution and contamination for thousands of years. In fact, only 1% of the mined clay goes into Clayspray! The total concentration of actual clay in the product is 65% (compared to 20% which is found in a majority of other clay mask products). This higher level of clay content makes Clayspray a more effective product, with incredible and instantaneous results!
But the best part of Clayspray is it’s no mess application! Thanks to its unique spray format (similar to shaving cream), Clayspray won’t get under your finger nails and won’t dry out, as is often the case with clay products found in jars. This innovative design enables Clayspray to remain fresh from the first application to the last!
I received samples of Clayspray's Pore Refining and Mattifying formulas and the H20spray Hydrate Natura Spring Water to review.
Pore Refining White Clay Masque
Exfoliates, removes impurities and environmental toxins. Refines pores, for a smooth look.
The Pore Refining Masque purifies skin and refines pores, and perfects for a soft and smooth complexion.
This luxurious clay not only removes impurities and environmental toxins but nourishes skin adding minerals to help prevent ageing.
These minerals include silica to boost collagen, calcium to promote healthy cell regeneration, and potassium to help lock in moisture and accelerate cell turnover without affecting the skins moisture levels for an overall anti-aging effect.
My Experience: I love this wonderful pore refining mask. I like to use it once a week. After I cleanse my face in the evening, I spray my face with the hydrating mineral water to re-moisten before applying the clay spray to my face, neck and chest area. To apply it, I actually squirt a small amount to my fingertips and layer it all over, but not rubbing it in. I leave it on for ten minutes or until it is dry. I love how it feels when the clay dries. It feels like my face is really tight. If I try to smile or wrinkle my brow, the dry clay cracks. It looks so cool! In fact, my little boy is actually kind of frightened when he sees me with 'a muddy face.' After the clay is all dry, I simply hop into the shower and rinse until my skin is clean. After the clay is all rinsed off, my skin feels unbelievably clean and pure. My pores are almost completely invisible all throughout the next few days!
Mattifying Red Clay Masque
Mineral rich clay, with restorative properties regulates oil secretion in the skin, combats blemishes, and purifies. Deep cleansing, absorbs and eliminates impurities and soothes leaving skin with a fresh matte look.
Mattifying red clay masque for oily skin delivers a truly deep cleanse. Enriched with minerals that possess anti-aging benefits including silica to boost collagen iron to activate the circulation and magnesium to heal. It absorbs impurities whilst helping to reduces blemishes and regulate the skin’s natural oils for a fresh, matte appearance.
My Experience: I use this wonderous mattifying mask the same way as I use the pore refining mask. (See above) My skin is usually shiny at the end of each day, but after using this mask my skin stays beautifully matte all the next day, even after I apply my moisturizers and makeup. It is amazing! I especially love how Clayspray makes using a mud mask so simple and so much less of a hassle. It is easy to apply and easy to stay clean while using it. Best of all, my skin feels completely clean and pure, and it is definitely revitalized.
H2Ospray Hydrate Natura Spring Water
The H2Ospray water is exceptionally pure. It is extracted by non-invasive methods as natural pressure forces it through geological layers until it flows to the surface from the ancient aquifer deep below the surface of the mountain where it is extracted.
Moisturizes and refreshes the skin.
To be used with Clayspray® treatments to prepare the skin, facilitate massage or extend treatment duration.
The smaller droplet size creates a skin microenvironment that protects the skin.
Instant moisture that improves elasticity and texture. Fixes makeup. Ideal to refresh the skin in closed environments such offices and airplanes.
My Experience: This mineral water spray just feels so refreshing! I love spraying it on my face before my Clayspray treatments and also to refresh my makeup throughout the day.
I am using the Mattifying Red Clay Masque in this photo. It is not quite dry yet.
To learn more about Clayspray or to place an order go to: http://www.clayspray.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of this product to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.