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The election is over, and winter is on its way. Now is the time to de-stress my skin and protect it from the colder weather that is coming. I have recently been introduced to a few wonderful all natural brands: Odylique, FATCO, and Believe Organics. My skin is already looking and feeling amazing! Below is a brief overview of my newest favorite brands.
Odylique is a beautiful range of accessibly priced eco-luxe products designed to care for the most sensitive skin. Formulated to meet the demands of 21st century living, Odylique is a high performance, sophisticated and award-winning organic skincare from the UK.
Avocado 24-hour Replenishing Cream: For a winter day cream, or night cream, Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream provides your skin with nature's finest contribution to smoothing out lines. Select extracts of sea buckthorn and horsetail help promote skin regeneration while nourishing cold-pressed avocado and olive oils offer rich helpings of protein, minerals and anti-oxidant vitamins.
The heavenly blend of essential oils including lavender, frankincense, bergamot and ylang ylang has superb balancing and cell-regenerating qualities, but can also
Silk-Touch Cleanser: This unique double-action formula deeply cleanses and removes make-up whilst providing the ultimate in skin comfort and long-lasting rehydration. Its oil-gel texture absorbs all make-up and impurities then on contact with water, instantly transforms into a light, easy-rinse milk leaving your skin incredibly soft, silky-smooth, clean and moisturized. Offering all the benefits of gentle cleansing with wash-off freshness, it leaves behind no oily residue or dryness and provides up to 8 hours of rehydration for all skin types.
Creamy Coconut Cleanser : This detergent free and all organic coconut cleanser is gentle and highly effective for all skin types. Whether you have normal-dry, oily or mature skin, this award winning cleanser will ensure that your skin’s impurities, and toxic oils are removed and gently replenished with a subtle trio of pure essential oils that not only make your skin soft and vibrant but also calms the skin and is particularly effective with rosacea probe skin.
To use, simply apply the cleanser and then rinse or whisk away with damp cotton pads to leave your skin thoroughly clean, smooth and refreshed. It also makes an excellent eye make-up remover too.
FATCO is a luxury skincare collection that is comprised of the highest quality and 100% organic ingredients. FATCO specializes in producing REAL skin products that are free from preservatives, chemicals and toxins. Its range of products only the highest quality ingredients, which include Argan Oil, Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Avocado Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Jojoba Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, and Frankinscence Essential Oil.
Believe Organics’ Cleansing caviar, clarifying toner, & facial elixir are all you need for clear, radiant skin. Feel the organic difference with a gentle non-sudsing cleanser, a clarifying toner, followed by a nutritious moisturizer specifically crafted for your face.
Step 1 - Cleansing caviar: The perfect aily facial cleanser for super soft skin. A pure and natural alternative in skin care and acne prevention. Detoxifying, non-sudsing clay based formula which provides gentle cleansing and light exfoliation with acne busting power. Cleansing caviar is simple, pure, and delightfully effective. For a weekly organic facial, allow yourself a few minutes to feel the tingling of a deeper detox prior to rinsing to help the true YOU emerge.
Step 2 - Clarifying Toner: This toner with fingertip mister to balance and condition your complexion. Toner may be applied anytime, anywhere to feel refreshed but is especially beneficial to your face after the use of cleansing caviar or detox bath. It’s all natural ingredients clarifies the skin and tighten pores.
Step 3 - Facial Elixir: dropper top full of nutritious oils specifically blended for your face. Nourishing, balancing, and quickly absorbed. Delicately scented with floral and refreshing citrus notes.
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Mark your calendar now to tune into HSN on October 29th where Christie Brinkley will be back to share the details behind her skincare collection – Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare!
This breakthrough skincare line features products from a IR-Defense Day Cream to a Foaming Cleanser that address multiple signs of aging.
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A light foaming gel cleanser that is gentle on skin yet gives strong cleansing action. Balances skin moisture, while removing makeup.
- Leaves your skin looking refreshed.
- Leaves your skin feeling moisturized.
- Gentle for all skin types.
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Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post.
Mannatech, a global provider of skin care and wellness products, introduces its newest 3-step skin care system in the U.S. to provide a way for customers to experience their best skin yet with one set of products.
This trio works synergistically to support beautiful looking skin, at any age. All three Generation Ūth products combine the finest ingredients with the most advanced skin care technologies.
Crocus chrysanthus , a flower from the iris family, is a source of a special ingredient in Mannatech’s Ūth Skin Rejuvenation Crème. The nutrient-rich Crocus bulb extract may enhance the production of collagen and elastin necessary for skin firmness.
Start by gently cleansing and exfoliating the skin with the Ūth Facial Cleanser . Next, apply the nutrient-rich Ūth Skin Rejuvenation Crème to help restore a youthful appearance. Lastly, lock in daily hydration with the Ūth Moisturizer for a winning combination . It’s that simple!
"Discover how naturally beautiful your skin can look and feel"
My thoughts: I was given the chance to review this amazing trio of Generation Ūth products to review. I have been using these products for a little over a month now, and I have definitely seen an incredible difference in the way my skin looks and feels. I begin this skin care regimen by cleansing my face using the Ūth Facial Cleanser in the morning and at night. The cleanser makes my skin feeling extremely clean, especially with the gentle exfoliators it contains. I love how it removes all of my makeup, oil and dead skin cells that may clog my pores.
Next, I apply the Ūth Skin Rejuvenation Crème, which absorbs perfectly into my skin without a greasy, heavy feel. It truly diminishes my fine lines, which I especially notice around my mouth and between my brows. These lines really seem to vanish!
After the Rejuvenation Crème has fully absorbed, I then apply the Ūth Moisturizer, which completely seals in the moisture on my face, neck and upper chest/ cleavage area. This cream is also very light and absorbs very nicely so that I do not look like an oil slick. I am even able to apply my makeup over both of these face creams without my skin looking shiny. I am really impressed with Ūth products. I am very intrigued by the science behind this brand's formulation and I am excited to see the long term effect it has on my skin to keep me looking youthful. This is definitely a brand I will be purchasing in the future.
Learn more about Mannatech and the Generation Ūth 3-Step System by visiting Mannatech.com , and start seeing and feeling the difference!
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. All opinions are my own.
Novo Cellactive Face Serum
This supercharged anti-aging serum protects and regenerates cells, tackles deep wrinkles and lines, tightens, smooths, and restores your skin’s elasticity, inspiring a youthful, radiant NovoGlow™. 83% Experienced an Increase in Elasticity and Firmness. 73% Saw a Decrease in Wrinkles.
My Experience: I have been using this product for about two weeks now. I apply it all over my face, neck and chest area after I wash my face at night. It is probably the best anti-aging product I have tried so far. My skin is luminous, young and perfectly wrinkle free. Any lines that were beginning to appear are nowhere to be seen on my face! My skin is definitely firmer. I am incredibly excited that I am using a product that has been clinically and medically proven to work!
Novo Advanced Eye Serum
A powerful multi-active formula with Novo Serum™ reduces dark circles, puffiness, lines, and wrinkles. Rich botanicals, combined with breakthrough science reduce uneven texture while increasing firmness and elasticity, promoting a fresh, healthy, radiant appearance. 79% Saw a Dramatic Decrease in Under Eye Puffiness.
My Experience: I have been applying this wonderful serum under my eyes for two weeks now. I do not have wrinkles under my eyes at this time of my life, but I do experience puffiness and circles from time to time. I love how this serum completely takes away the puffiness within minutes of application and greatly reduces my under eye circles.
NovoScarMD Scar Cream
NovoScarMD™ with NovoSerum® is the most scientifically advanced scar cream on the market today. It reverses existing and new scar damage, and stretch marks, and rapidly returns skin to its original state with almost no trace of skin injury. NovoScarMD™ duplicates nature’s process for healing resulting in restored skin elasticity and the return of scar tissue and keloids to nearly normal physiological plasticity and color.
My Experience: I never thought I could get rid of the stretch marks that I had on my inner thighs (which I received from my first pregnancy- jumping from 120 lbs to 150 lbs in four months.) But after applying this miraculous stretch mark cream for only two weeks, I am amazed that my stretch marks have significantly faded! They are much less visible. I wish I had a before and after photo to show. (But I am much too vain to take pictures of certain body parts, I am sorry to say.) I can't wait until they are completely gone!
I am really loving what Novo Solutions MD is doing for my skin!
To learn more about Novo Solutions MD or to place an order go to: http://www.novosolutionsmd.com
To learn more about NovoScarMD or to place an order go to: http://www.novoscarmd.com
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Disclaimer: I received a sample of this product to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.
Transform your skin with the invigorating, curative power of the rose, expertly blended with the anti-aging qualities of pure, plant-based elements. Stunningly effective, deeply nourishing and free of parabens, petrochemicals and chemical preservatives, Duchess Marden is your natural elixir for ageless beauty.
Duchess Marden was founded by Marla Steuer, who was inspired by a journey she took to Southeast Asia in search for something that would feed her spirit. Following a desert trek in India, she came upon pure rose water and discovered charm, ritual, scent and pleasure all at once. When she learned of the many benefits of the rose, she was smitten. Wishing to share this precious secret with everyone, she set out to incorporate the healing, hydrating benefits of rose, once coveted for only royalty, into a completely natural skincare line. The textures, scents, and sensations are delightful and you will be amazed with the visible results!
Duchess Marden has created several rose infused products in their line, including Body Serum, Foaming Cleanser, Crème Cleanser, Enzyme Exfoliant, Hydrating Masque, Face Crème, Neck & Decollete Serum, Anti-Wrinke serum, and Pure Rose Water.
I received samples of two of Duchess Marden's amazing products, the Damascena Face Crème and the Damascena Neck & Decollete Serum.
Damascena Face Crème is an ultra soothing and hydrating face creme that is full of vitamins and minerals that improve cellular metabolism to achieve healthier skin. It has mushroom extract to help fade skin discolorations, and organic shea butter, apricot oil, cetyl babassuate, and hydrolyzed oat protein which add soothing moisture to dry damaged skin.
I love how this creme feels on my skin. It absorbs completely and does not leave a shiny greasy feel, like some face creams do. it leaves my skin perfectly soft, smooth and radiant. It helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and prevents new ones from forming. I love it!
Damascena Neck & Décolleté SerumDamascena Neck & Décolleté Serum stimulates collagen to firm skin on neck and chest, promotes healthy cell growth to retain skin's elasticity, aids in discoloration, lightening dark spots while reducing melanin, regenerates and hydrates skin tissue and supplies anti-oxidants which act as free-radical scavengers, reducing the appearance of aging.
I love this incredibly hydrating and firming serum for my neck and cleavage/chest area. It is wonderful. I have not exactly been very kind to my skin in my teenage years by exposing myself to the sun's harmful rays without using sunscreen! With the skin being much thinner on the neck and decollete area, it will be the first area to show age. No way! I will not stand for that! So, thankfully this amazing serum is helping me to combat sagging and wrinkles, which are one of my greatest nightmares. My neck and cleavage look firm and radiant.
For more information on Duchess Marden products or to purchase, go to: http://www.duchessmarden.com
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Introducing Yves rocher Anti-Age Global Skin Care. The Anti-Age Global line contains a new generation of Plant Source Cells which are incorporated in their entirety into each product. This way, their cellular structure is preserved for maximum effectiveness. Each product contains more than 100,000 Plant Source Cells.
What is the benefit of Plant Source Cells?
Stem Cells are present within every living being in the animal and plant world. Within plants, these cells are specifically present in a tissue called the “Meristem.”
Sometimes I get those dreaded circles under my eyes, or I get a big zit that I usually try in vain to cover up. I have searched high and low for the perfect concealer. I have really never had much success with finding that perfect concealer until I discovered Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal.
I absolutely love Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal because it has such a high density pigmentation that other products do not have. It covers my imperfections without looking caked on. It goes on perfectly smoothly with an airbrushed effect, yet looks completely natural.
About Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal (Taken from their website)
Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal is a multifunctional concealer with powerful hydration, treatment and protection benefits. Developed for use on both the under eye and face, instantlyCover, Correct, and Protect your imperfections with a flawless airbrushed finish.
Instantly improve skin tone, luminosity, and texture. Evenly smooth out and minimize the look of pores, fine lines and pigmentation spots. MIRACLE SKIN TRANSFORMER TREAT & CONCEAL leaves your skin with a smooth, radiant, airbrushed complexion in seconds.
Disclosure: I received a sample of the product above to review and to keep. The opinions are my own.