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As fall temperatures are starting to set in, face care is more important than ever to prevent dryness. With products from Kneipp, you can prepare, activate and cleanse your skin with their wide, moisturizing selection.
Kneipp Almond Blossom Lightweight Face Mask – “Soft Skin” ($4, Kneipp.com)
Invigorate, freshen and vitalize the skin with this face mask. Well tolerated by sensitive skin, the cell-protecting vitamin E and the nourishing almond oil makes the skin noticeably smoother. With the variety of plant-based ingredients, the moisture level of your skin will increase over 24 hours.
Kneipp Lady’s Mantle 24H Face Cream – “Reactivation” ($30, Kneipp.com)
With its combination of natural ingredients and lady’s mantle extract, this cream is suitable as a day and night cream. It protects the skin from photoaging and free radicals, while the smoothing intensive care pampers the skin with long-lasting moisture and a gentle fragrance
Kneipp Almond Blossom Cleansing Milk – “Soft Skin” ($15, Kneipp.com)
Gently cleanse and remove any make-up without drying out your skin. This cleansing milk contains high-quality, nourishing almond oil and vitamin E, giving the skin a soft, silky appearance.
*From now until October 1st, ALL face care products are 25% off on Kneipp.com.
August 15th is National Relaxation Day! Did you know that? I didn't either, but I am happy to celebrate it! Who doesn't love to relax?
Indulge in a moment of pure tranquility and keep the relaxation going with Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Sereine Relaxing Pillow Mist.
The scent blends essential oils with florals for a fragrance that evokes a sense of calmness. Spray the fragrance onto your sheets or into the air in your bedroom, and allow the soothing scent to provide an instant feeling of well-being and allow you drift away to peaceful relaxation.
Available for $18 at ULTA Beauty
AUGUST 15TH- CELEBRATE NATIONAL RELAXATION DAY WITH KNEIPP
National Relaxation Day is coming up on August 15th, and Kneipp is here to help you slow down, unwind and relax.
From relaxing to muscle comfort, Kneipp’s Massage Oils contain essential oils and give off enchanting fragrances, the perfect addition to your stress relieving massage. The key ingredients in each oil offers something special to help you relax.
Kneipp Arnica Massage Oil – “Joint & Muscle”
Consisting of arnica and ginger extracts, shea butter, sunflower oil and almond oil, this massage oil nourishes, relaxes and moisturizes the body. In addition, it is one of the best post-workout remedies as it helps relieve pain and inflammation from joints and muscles, while also relaxing the body.
Kneipp Lavender Massage Oil – “Relaxing”
With natural lavender essential oil, this intensely pampering massage oil unfolds its balancing, aromatherapeutic effect on the body and mind while massaging.
The lavender is also known to help calm and relax the body and mind, improve mental well-being, promote better sleep and ease pain and tension.
Complete with jojoba oil and almond oil to nourish and hydrate the skin, the oil spreads easily and absorbs slowly to allow the maximum benefits of a relaxing massage.
Kneipp Almond Blossom Massage Oil – “Soft Skin”
Best suited for those with sensitive skin, the almond oil has a high level of essential fatty acids, providing intense nourishment to the skin and supporting the natural regulation of skin moisture. The special fragrance enchants your senses and ensures pure relaxation.
Price and availability : $23 and available on Kneipp.com or Kneipp locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
**In honor of preparing for International Relaxation Day, there will be a promotion where ALL Kneipp Oils will be 50% between August 11th and August 13th.
FIND THE RIGHT CLEANSING FORMULA FOR HOT SUMMER DAYS!
There’s no better feeling than washing up and feeling clean after a day in the sun and heat.
With Kneipp bath products, you can find the best formulas that will cleanse the body, while also helping you feel relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.
Kneipp Lemon, Mint & Avocado Shower Foam – “Happy Moments” ($16)
Give yourself a refreshing moment of happiness! The lively fragrance of lemon mint and it’s special texture made with natural, nourishing avocado oil, provide an extraordinary shower experience to gently cleanse and moisturize the skin.
Kneipp Almond Milk & Almond Oil Sugar Body Scrub – “Soft Skin Indulgence” ($22)
Treat yourself and your skin to the soft care of this body scrub, which contains true ingredients of almond blossom. Not only does it smell heavenly, but it will help remove the dead skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth.
Kneipp Lavender Body Wash – “Relaxing” ($14)
This lavender body wash, containing natural lavender oil, has a gentle, balancing effect after mental or physical exertion. The plant-derived, soap-free and pH-balanced formula cleanses gently, leaving skin soft and supple.
Available on Kneipp.com or Kneipp locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL BATH DAY ON JUNE 14TH WITH KNEIPP
Take a break and relax in the tub with the Kneipp’s luxurious bath essentials
There's nothing more relaxing as a hot, luxurious bath, ahhhhh!
Kneipp Herbal Bath Oil ($20 each, Kneipp.com)
When mixed with the steam of the bath, Kneipp bath oils bestow a natural therapeutic effect on the body’s systems. From soothing tired muscles to relieving colds and de-stressing, Kneipp’s bath oil collection has something for everyone.
Kneipp Aromatherapy Bubble Bath ($15 each, Kneipp.com)
From enchanting scents to the blends of nature’s best plants, Kneipp’s bubble baths will allow your mind and body to rest, relax and rejuvenate. They offer long-lasting bubbles for a holistic bathing experience through the interaction of color and aromatherapy.
Kneipp Mineral Bath Salts ($20 each, Kneipp.com)
Kneipp bath salts are untouched by environmental influences and free of chemical additives. The salts are blended with nature’s most fragrant, beneficial plants to create a signature formula compared to none. In 15 minutes, your bath becomes your personal retreat.
I love discovering new skin care companies! I just got the chance to review some of the best bath and body products ever from Treets Traditions.
With a focus on the knowledge our ancestors used to heal themselves with what they found in nature, Treets Traditions uses a blend of unique herbs to create products that are healing and nourishing for your skin.
I received samples of the following products to review:
Treets Traditions Foaming Shower Gels
Nourish skin with this decadent gel to foam formula that supports skin health with regional ingredients. Available in Nourishing Spirits, Relaxing Chakra’s, Healing In Harmony, Revitalising Ceremonies, and Energising Secrets, these luxurious foams transform your shower and leave behind delicious scents.
I was sent energising secrets and healing in harmony fragrances. This foaming shower gel is beyond luxurious and fun to use in the shower. Both fragrances are amazing and completely uplifting. All you do is squirt a small amount into your hand, and it foams up instantly into a thick, rich lather that is perfect for shaving your legs. I absolutely love it!
2 in 1 Hair & Body Wash
Soap-free hair and body wash for daily mild cleansing. Traditional Eucalyptus oil has a calming effect and Nordic Cranberry oil, known to contain Vitamin C and antioxidants, helps to protect the skin.
I am loving using this product as a gentle shampoo. It smells so wonderful, and it makes my hair feel very clean and healthy.
I received two of these delightful body scrubs in relaxing chakra, and energising secrets.
Relaxing Chakra's~ Exfoliating body scrub with traditional Asian Coconut oil and Rose to nourish and moisturise the skin. Gently exfoliates the skin, allowing it to breathe again. Helps improve skin tone and balance. Leaves the skin delightfully scented.
Energising Secrets~ Exfoliating body scrub with traditional Amazonian Tamanu and Sacha inchi oil to nourish and soothe skin. Gently exfoliates the skin, allowing it to breathe again. Helps improve skin tone and balance. Leaves the skin delightfully scented.
Both of these scrubs make my skin glow, and feel smooth and silky. These formulas are perfect for getting your skin ready for a bit of sunless tanning products to help boost your skin's glow. And did I mention that they smell amazing?
I received relaxing chakra's and nourishing spirits body oils.
Relaxing Chakra's~ Super caring body oil. For a soft and smooth skin all day long. Absorbs quickly and leaves skin soft but not greasy. Contains vitamin E.
Nourishing Spirits~ Super nourishing miracle oil for face, body, hair, hands and nails with 6 precious natural oils - including Baobab oil, Marula oil and vitamin E. Reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Highly effective for dehydrated and ageing skin. Helps improve the appearance of damaged skin. Dermatologically tested. Suitable for normal, dry and sensitive skin.
Each one of these formulas are the best! I always bring them into the shower with me, and I apply the oil all over my skin while it is still damp. This seals in the moisture to keep my skin supple, silky and glowing. Plus, my skin smells delicious!
This moisturising body lotion applies easily and absorbs quickly. A combination of traditional Nordic Wild Thyme and Cranberry with extra Vitamin C and antioxidants help to protect the skin. For all skin types.
There's nothing quite like this amazing body lotion. It leaves my skin completely soft and smooth. I apply it after showers and also after shaving my legs before I put on a skirt or shorts. My skin if perfectly hydrated and smells exhilerating.
These bath fizzers are based on the tradition of cleaning and purifying with soda. Treets has added the traditional African Kalahari melon oil and Baobab oil to help moisturise, protect and nourish dry skin.
There's nothing quite like a relaxing hot bath to wind down after a long, stressful day of parenting! I love to add one of these heavenly bath fizzers to my tub and watch it dissolve. That in itself is relaxing and quite satisfying. When the fragrance envelopes my senses and the skin softeners starts to caress my skin with their luxurious ingredients, I just melt. Ahhhh!
As with all Treets products~ "We respect mother nature. Free of: SLS, SLES, parabens, silicones, colourants and mineral oils."
For more information go to: www.ulta.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Summer is almost here! As the weather warms up, you will definitely be showing more skin. To beautify your skin in preparation for the first heat wave of the season, you need to try Le Couvent des Minimes skincare.
Le Couvent des Minimes is a French skincare company that has created luxurious natural beauty recipes which combine generous textures with natural ingredients known for their beneficial properties.
I always love learning about new skincare lines. I was sent a few of Le Couvent des Minimes new products to try out. (Shown below.)
I received Le Couvent des Minimes Gardener's Hand Healer hand cream, which blends 20% of the finest grade Shea Butter with seven Beneficial Plants to enhance the appearance of your hands. This intensive formula restores moisture to the skin and protects active, chapped and cracked hands like an invisible glove to leave them soft and smooth.
I love it because it is rich and creamy and highly moisturizing. I keep it in my purse so that I can reapply as often as needed throughout the day. My hands look so very young, and they feel so soft!
Le Couvent des Minimes Nail and Cuticle Fortifying Salve improves the appearance of nails and cuticles. It blends 30% nourishing shea butter and emollient apricot kernel oil to condition and smooth dry and rough cuticles. Fortifying myrrh essential oil is well known to improve cutaneous microcirculation of the nail edges, which helps to provide the nutrients nails need to grow healthy. After application, nail edges are refined and smooth. After regular use, cuticles appear well-groomed while nails are healthier and stronger.
Nothing drives me more insane than when my nail beds and cuticles are dry. I have even been known to get out of bed in the middle of the night to seek relief from this irritating problem. I absolutely love this salve. It has completely transformed my nails and cuticles. I keep this handy product in my purse because it always seems to be something I need. I even apply it to the heels of my feet when they look scaly. It is very rich and creamy.
Le Couvent des Minimes - Loving Care Body Balm The Scrub For Dry Skin is a gentle scrub and thoroughly exfoliates the skin. Combining Galen's Wax, with exfoliating Natural Silica, its rich creamy texture helps to gently refine skin texture. The skin is incredibly soft and smooth.
I love this amazing body scrub! It is perfect for removing dead, rough skin so that my skin can look beautiful and glowing in this warmer weather. Sandal season is almost here, and my feet are ready to be shown off!
You can find Le Couvent des Minimes products at Ulta
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Even though I am yearning for some dry days, there's something very fresh about Springtime rain! To celebrate the fresh feeling of Springtime showers, I love to use bath and body products that help me feel uplifted in an all-natural way!
Here are two of my all-time faves right now:
KORRES Body Butter in Basil Lemon is a rich, luxurious, and beautifully scented cream enriched with shea butter to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, thus helping to improve elasticity and smoothness. Clinically proven to offer advanced moisturizing and smoothing action, it is beneficial for dry and chapped skin ($29; Sephora.com).
For a natural deodorant to keep you fresh all day and night, try LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Fragrance-Free Deodorant. This deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection for even the most sensitive skin. Healing moringa oil blends with powerful antioxidants and beta glucan technology for extra gentle defense and nourishment ($14; Lavanila.com).
SOFT SKIN ALL WINTER LONG
Winter months may be dull and dry, but your skin shouldn’t be. Avoid rough, cracked hands, feet and lips with hydrating ingredients and good for you products. Rituals and PUR have you covered to keep your skin feeling smooth and soft in no time.
FOR THE BODY:
The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream
$33, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYC
This rich, velvety whipped body cream will deeply nourish your skin. Vitamin E, Antioxidants and Centella Asiatica combined with the sweet fragrance of Cherry Blossom and Rice Milk, will strengthen your skin, leaving it revitalized and silky soft.
Rituals Heavenly Hammam Bath Oil
$19, rituals.com and Rituals Stores in NYC
Treat yourself to a relaxing, hot bath after a cold winter day. This calming bath oil is rich in Vitamin E and Argan Oil that will relax your body and purify the soul. It will soften and hydrate long after you dry off.
FOR THE FACE:
PUR Blue Agave Mask
Keep your face energized and hydrated with PUR’s Blue Agave Mask. Full of Green Tea, Ginseng and Vitamin B, this turquoise peel-off mask helps stimulate the skin’s metabolism for a look of plumper and refreshed skin. The cooling sensation and uplifting scent will leave your skin feeling totally revived.
FOR THE HANDS:
The Ritual of Dao Night Balm
$17, rituals.com and Rituals in Stores in NYC
Get your hands the beauty sleep they deserve. The new night balm contains Shea Butter and Yi-Yi Ren to transform your skin by the time you wake up, leaving them soft and ready to take on the day.
FOR THE LIPS:
PUR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick
Dump those dry matte lipsticks. PUR’s new Velvet Liquid Lipsticks provide lavish lip color in an innovative mousse texture and coats lips with a smooth flawless finish. The formula doesn’t flake or dry lips, keeping your lips soft and kissable through the winter.
*Product en route. All opinions are my own.
I have used Jergen's skin care products for as long as I can remember. I was so excited when I found out about their newest product launch! Jergens Oil-Infused Moisturizers are available exclusively at Target starting this month. Just in time to keep your skin hydrated during the upcoming cold winter months!
UNCOVER LUMINOUS, RADIANT SKIN FROM SHOULDERS TO TOES WITH JERGENS ® OIL-INFUSED MONOI AND COCONUT MOISTURIZERS
THINK: Ultra-soft skin pampered with premium oils
WHAT THEY ARE: The Jergens® Skincare experts believe that women should expect more from their moisturizer, which is why they’ve infused luxe, skin-softening oils into two deeply nourishing new body lotions. Both formulas provide intense, long-lasting hydration, visibly luminous skin, and one of the two light, relaxing aromas of the world’s most coveted natural hydrators—Monoi Oil and Coconut Oil. Both are rich but lightweight, making them easily spreadable, fast to absorb, and perfect for daily use.
Jergens® Oil-Infused Moisturizers include:
• Jergens® Oil-Infused Moisturizer With Nourishing Monoi: Harvested from the Tahitian Garden Flower and known for its intoxicating floral scent, Monoi Oil is a potent skin soother that’s been used by women for centuries. Combined with Jergens® deeply conditioning, protein-packed formula, it locks in moisture, smooths texture and tone, and leaves skin visibly radiant and softly scented.
• Jergens® Oil-Infused Moisturizer With Refreshing Coconut Oil: Fortified with the deeply penetrative, hydrating properties of premium Coconut Oil— along with its invigorating, tropical scent—this enriching body lotion gives your skin instant luminosity, a superbly soft texture, and long-lasting moisture for a gorgeous, all-day glow.
WHAT THEY COST: $4.99 each
WHERE TO FIND THEM: Exclusively at Target stores nationwide beginning October 2016
My thoughts: I am in heaven! The formula is richly hydrating, and leaves my skin softer than silk, and smelling wonderful. I slather it on right after my shower when my skin is still damp to seal in the moisture. I love the coconut fragrance because it reminds me of a tropical beach. The gorgeous Monoi reminds me of Hawaii. My skin stays soft and pampered until my next shower. I love it!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.