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First off, I am not a fan of Kim Kardashian, but I am quite envious of her youthful skin! e is almost 40! Kim claims to stay clear of botox, so what is her secret? Her skin looks flawlessly smooth. How is she doing that? Where are her wrinkles? How can that be?
I just found out at least one of her secrets! Kim uses a Bio-Botox face powder, called Hydrolon. The Hydrolon Powder contains microscopic, liquid beads. Those beads contain biotulin, the active ingredient. It consists of Spilanthol, a local anaesthetic derived from the extract of the Acmella Oleracea plant.
Hydrolon facial powder relaxes the muscle contractions and facial features. Wrinkles are reduced, especially around the eyes and between the eyebrows. As an active ingredient, biotulin is known as Bio-Botox.
After I heard about this 'miracle' beauty product, I could not wait to try it out for myself. I am always on the lookout for products that can help keep my skin looking as young as possible. Thankfully, I was given the chance to review the Hydrolon facial powder, and I can honestly say, I am hooked!
I use my Hydrolon powder as a finishing touch, to set my foundation after I apply it, for a lovely matte finish. I apply it throughout the day as needed to touch-up and refresh my makeup, and to combat shine. It is perfect for making my skin look flawless! Hydrolon powder keeps my skin looking wrinkle-free and fabulous. It also has a very nice fragrance that makes me feel elegant.
To learn more about Biotulin Hydrolon powder, go to: https://www.biotulin.com/
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Dandelion Sun Launches "be free", a 4 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF
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Dandelion Sun, a new leading anti-aging moisturizer brand made in California, has launched its first product in a vegan line to combat the most common skin issues facing women. Dandelion Sun's be free: 4 in 1 Face Moisturizer is an instant essential to be included in your daily skincare regimen. This multi-tasking moisturizer helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles, hydrate and brighten uneven skin tones, as well as provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30. be free is available now for $29.99 at dandelionsun.com and Amazon.
"90% of skin aging is caused by daily sun exposure," says Co-Founder and Head of Product, Marlena Chang, "incorporating a daily SPF can combat this." Combined with clean and effective ingredients like Vitamin C & E, Squalane from Avocado Oil, Japanese Green Tea Leaf extract (and more), makes this clinically proven formulation very powerful. be free is cruelty-free and contains no Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates.
"Dandelion Sun was created with women like ourselves in mind," says Co-Founder and CEO, Stephanie Marks. "We have fast-paced, active lifestyles but are also mindful about our health and the products we use. If you remember to use only one skin care product in the morning, make it be free."
I have been getting facial peels recently, and my facial specialist could not stress enough the importance of sunscreen. I used to think that the sunscreen in my foundation was enough, but she told me that I was wrong! I need a stronger sunscreen, a broad spectrum SPF. Thankfully, Dandelion Sun provides that. The first thing I thought when I applied this product to my skin was that it smells very fresh and uplifting! It has a much lighter feel than sunscreen products usually do, and it completely absorbs into my skin. I apply it to my entire face, neck and upper chest area first thing in the morning. The formula feels extremely hydrating without leaving behind any shine or greasiness, which I love. Dandelion Sun keeps my skin feeling supple all day long.
ABOUT DANDELION SUN
Founded in Sonoma County, California, Dandelion Sun is an anti-aging moisturizer brand made to combat the most common skin issues facing women. Dandelion Sun is about an experience. Everything from the product to the packaging and fragrance are designed to evoke feelings of confidence, knowing your skin is nourished and protected. Delivering on the promise of healthy, beautiful skin using clean and effective ingredients is what drives Dandelion Sun. As innovators in antioxidant and sun protection technology,the clinically proven formulation has been shown to dramatically improve skin health by protecting against environmental damage and visibly improving skin's tone, brightness, and the appearance of wrinkles.
For additional information, please visit www.dandelionsun.com.
I love learning about breakthrough skin care miracles that really work! Since I am getting older, I find myself getting obsessed with anti-aging products. I was excited to learn about Bratoxinsta Wrinkle Serum and to get the chance to try it out.
When it comes to banishing wrinkles and crow’s feet, an immediate result is where it’s at. Gone are the days of waiting 8 to 12 weeks for improvement. People want noticeable wrinkle fading within minutes. They want to feel it working and look in the mirror as the change is happening. Brazilian Skin’s line of creams and serums delivers exactly that. It combines science and ingredients from the Amazon rainforest to deliver dermatologist-approved topical age reversal with effects similar to Botulinum Toxin, aka…Botox.® Wrinkles are gone within minutes without needles. Brazilian Skin offers a type Botox result without the appointments, expense and needles. Dr. Vishal Kapoor, a Beverly Hills, CA Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin explains how this skincare line really delivers results quickly.
Bratoxinsta® The 60 Second Smoother of Lines and Wrinkles
Within 60 seconds of application, the state-of-the-art minerals and antioxidants found in this serum gets to work fast to plump up skin, tighten and smooth out wrinkles. With clinically dosed concentrations of purified and refined clay, Peptides, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract), Acai Palm Tree Extract, Chinese Basil Plant’s Rosmarinic Acid, known for its ability to plump up tired skin; Bratoxinsta offers the immediate gratification that the countless other creams and serums are missing.
“Women are always telling me that they spend money on creams and serums that do nothing. They play the waiting game and get frustrated as they throw away another cream or serum. With Bratoxinsta, there’s no waiting. You’re getting the highest amounts of these key ingredients possible and when working in concert with one another results are instantaneous,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
The powerful combination of stem-cell, antioxidants from Açai and peptides help to improve long-term appearance of wrinkles and will address sun damage and other issues with skin texture and tone. Some of Bratoxinsta's ingredients will help to tighten the skin on the surface, helping to smooth fine expression lines and blur the appearance of wrinkles. Once applied, the powerful active ingredients will start working on getting your skin smoother, tighter, and more youthful-looking with every use.
Simply dispense a small amount on your fingertip and gently feather it over any wrinkles and expressions lines. Apply to a clean face, allow 60 seconds for effects to begin before applying makeup. “A little goes a very long way with Bratoxinsta. One or two drops on the fingertip will do it. You can actually watch it working in the mirror. This is what sets it aside from other creams touting themselves as ‘Botox in a Bottle,’” says Dr. Kapoor.
Main Ingredients… A Deeper Look
Magnesium Aluminum is a naturally occurring mineral created purified and refined clay, that tightens and smooths the appearance of under-eye puffiness, sagging, and fine lines.
Peptide Complex works to smooth away the look of wrinkles and expression marks.
Stem Cell Complex (Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Extract, Perilla Frutescens (Chinese Extract). Native to the Amazon Rainforest, the Acai Palm Tree is renowned its ability to thrive in harsh conditions. The Chinese Basil Plant is rich in Rosmarinic Acid, which is known for its ability to plump up tired skin. These 3 antioxidants help to defend against oxidative stress by effectively disarming radicals.
“Stem cells slow down aging by defending skin against stress and serving as an internal repair system. Stem cells divide without limit allowing them to replenish other cells or migrate to damaged areas to repair tissue,” explains Dr. Kapoor.
Chondrus Crispus (Seaweed) Extract Also known as Irish Sea Moss, Chondrus Crispus contains a hydrating, nutrient-rich blend of vitamins and trace minerals such as sulfur, iodine, magnesium, and selenium.
The Bratoxinsta formula also contains stem cells from the Acai Palm Tree, Basil Plant, and White Oak Plant. In addition, 6 bioactive peptides help smooth the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles by supporting the proteins that weaken with age. These active ingredients work synergistically with the peptides to deliver vital phytonutrients and antioxidants.
What is the recommended age group for Bratoxinsta?
Bratoxinsta is suitable for all age groups. For more mature skin, its innovative formula can help reduce the existing signs of visible aging immediately, while for younger skin, it can help prevent and delay the onset of fine lines and wrinkles. “Women will see significant and rapid improvement to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. A woman in her 20’s and 30’s will be able to take a preventative approach to their skin care by maintaining tautness and wrinkle free texture longer,” says Dr. Kapoor.
Does it work?
I apply Bratoxinsta to the areas of my face where I see the wrinkles that I want to treat. Thankfully, I don't have that many! I apply a few drops around my lips and on my laugh lines. I dot a little onto my forehead as well. I love the tightening sensation that I feel as the product starts working to tighten my skin. In the day time, I use it before I apply my day creams/serums, and then follow with my foundation. I also use Bratoxinsta at night. I use it at night so that it can be working its wonders on my skin while I sleep. It works very well. My skin definitely looks years younger.
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About Dr. Vishal Kapoor, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Medical Advisor to Brazilian Skin
Dr. Vishal Kapoor is a Southern California native who received his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, where he graduated with the highest honor, Alpha Omega Alpha, putting him in the top 10% of his class. He then went on to complete a rigorous six-year residency in the prestigious combined General and Plastic Surgery Program at The University of Washington in Seattle, one of the nation’s finest programs in Plastic Surgery. Given his desire to further hone his skills in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kapoor opted to pursue additional training. His practice is based in Beverly Hills, California
You can purchase Bratoxinsta here: https://brazilianskin.com/collections/all-product/products/bratoxinsta
What's the weirdest thing you've put on your face?
Kim Kardashian put her own blood on her face. People are putting bird poop on their faces to restore luster to their cheeks. Now people are using probiotics, aka healthy bacteria, on their skin to restore the composition of their skin.
Using the Natren probiotic powder, Digesta-Lac, you can make a homemade probiotic face mask that provides healthy bacteria to improve the composition of your skins bacteria and generate new collagen to keep skin fresh, elastic and young.
Watch this Facebook Live video with Natrens founder talking about probiotics and skin health: https://www.facebook.com/pg/sexyfoodtherapy/videos...
It all makes sense. If probiotics are good for our insides, they most certainly are beneficial for our outside as well. I create my face mask by mixing my Natren probiotic powder with a small bit of water and some coconut oil. (Jojoba oil can also be used, it depends on your preference.) I spread it evenly across my freshly cleansed skin. (My face neck and upper chest area.) After leaving this mixture on for about ten minutes, I rinse it well. My face is left soft and radiant for a few days afterward.
It is amazing to be able to use probiotics in my beauty routine, when I had always simply used them to help regulate my digestive system!
For more information on Natren products or to place an order, go to: https://www.natren.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Summer months are finally here – time to head to the beach and start soaking up the sun. But don’t let all of that time outside dry out you skin, hair and body. Smashbox, Sun Bum, Sophia Gushee and Wink Brow Bar have all you need to stay perfectly hydrated and happy this summer!
Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Primer Water
Primer water is free of silicone, alcohol and oil, but it’s packed with revitalizing electrolytes to wake up skin and restore moisture—like a supercharged energy drink for your skin
Sun Bum Beach Formula Deep Conditioning Masque
Specifically formulated to restore essential hydration and enhance overall softness and smoothness to dry, damaged or over-processed hair.
Sophia Gushee, detox and wellness expert and author of A to Z of D-Toxing
“Hard plastic water bottles (#7 plastic) can leach chemicals like BPA into the water you are drinking. Use stainless steel or healthier plastic bottles instead. Don’t reuse the bottles from your grocery store purchases.”
Wink Brow Bar
Looking for a way to keep your brows looking flawless on and off the beach? An eyebrow tint from Wink Brow Bar is the perfect waterproof way to make sure your brows always wow!
Give your Skin a Beautiful Glow with 5AM Amaranth Oil
I was recently introduced to an amazing new skin care product that has wonderful anti-aging benefits! It is called Amaranth Oil.
Amaranth oil has a clean yellow-goldish color, a pleasant aroma and delicious taste. It’s attractive sensory characteristics are produced by cold-pressing using only organic amaranth grain. The oil is 100% pure and natural, obtained from Amaranthus seeds. Amaranth is the only plant-based source with high concentration of squalene. Squalene is a super nutrient and great antioxidant, if not, the best antioxidant out there. In fact, humans have squalene in their skin that holds on to the oxygen. Furthermore, amaranth oil is high in Vitamin E, Linoleic and Oleic Acid. This well-balanced structure of amaranth oil makes it an ideal basis for health, cosmetic and toiletry products.
Amaranth Oil is proven to help reduce inflammation, heals blistered skin and stimulates mental functions. 5AM's Amaranth oil is cold-pressed, organic, naturally gluten-free and vegan. 5AM's organic amaranth oil contributes to sustainability as a alternative source of squalene, an ingredient found in Sharks that lead to poaching of millions of sharks.
7 FACTS ABOUT AMARANTH OIL
- Amaranth oil is a vegetable oil, extracted cold-pressed from the amaranth grain
- Amaranth oil is clean, yellow-goldish, has a pleasant aroma and tastes delicious
- Amaranth oil is high in Vitamin E
- Amaranth oil is the highest plant-based source of squalene
- Amaranth oil may improve certain health issues
- Amaranth oil is a great moisturizer
- Amaranth oil has the potential to save millions of sharks
I had never heard of Amaranth oil before. I was sent a sample, and I have found that it has several beauty uses. The first time I tried it, I applied it to my damp skin after my shower. It sealed the moisture nicely into my skin and made it feel luxuriously hydrated. I used it on my face, neck and chest. I love how it absorbs quickly and does not leave an oily residue. It certainly gives my skin a healthy, youthful glow!
A few nights later, I added a few drops to the palms of my hands, and rubbed it throughout the ends of my hair after I washed it. It left my hair feeling silky and soft, and seemed to tame frizz and split ends.
I even tasted my Amaranth Oil, because it can be ingested to help supply oxygen to your cells, possibly even inhibiting the growth of cancer cells. It tasted kind of like sunflower oil. Not a bad flavor at all. I could definitely see myself purchasing Amaranth Oil again so that I can discover the additional health and beauty benefits that it can provide for myself and my family.
Available online for $12.99 for 1 oz travel size
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
This cold winter weather can really take its toll on your skin. Think about it, you go out into the icy cold air, and then you come inside where it is warm. Exposing your skin to such extremes causes damage! You will find that your skin becomes rough, dry and chapped. One thing you do not want to do is wash your face with a cleanser containing harsh ingredients. That will only further irritate sensitive skin. Sustainable Youth® Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion™ is the perfect cleanser for you!
Sustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion gently and effectively cleanses the skin and removes all traces of makeup, leaving skin feeling cushiony-soft, hydrated and soothed. It prepares the skin for maximum acceptance of all alasta®-based products.
Cleansers are a critical part of caring for your skin; it is step one in your skin care regimen. Before applying your facial serum, moisturizer or anti-aging treatment, you need clean, refreshed skin or that next product just won’t work as well. Unfortunately, many cleansers not only fail to clean well, they can actually damage your skin, encouraging dryness, dullness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Your skin is healthiest and most vibrant at its preferred pH of 5.5. Most cleansers have a pH higher than 5.5. Those that are too alkaline will strip your skin of its natural oils, causing dryness, dullness, irritation and wrinkles. Those that aren’t alkaline enough will leave oil, dirt and bacteria behind, potentially causing inflammation, blackheads and greasy skin.
Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion™ is pH-balanced at 5.5 and contains no harsh surfactants to dehydrate or strip the skin. Natural oils and butters act as solvents, loosening and lifting dirt and debris from the skin, making it easy to rinse them away while leaving a protective layer of moisture behind. They effectively remove all make-up, including waterproof eyeliner and mascara, while soothing without drying, preparing your skin for the next step in your skin care regimen.
Sustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion has been a lifesaver to me this winter. I haven't experienced temperatures this cold in years! I love this cleansing lotion's rich, creamy texture. I am very impressed at the way it removes all of my makeup, and even my eye makeup without stinging my eyes. It is very gentle, yet very effective. I know that it deeply cleanses my skin because I do not have even one pimple! My skin looks and feels radiant, and I couldn't be happier!
For more information go to: http://sustainableyouth.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Did you know that Vitamin C is good for your skin? It helps to repair collagen and to increase the synthesis of collagen, resulting in a firming effect for the skin. Vitamin C also brightens the skin, reduces wrinkles, and acts as an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals and prevent future skin damage.
When it comes to keeping my skin looking as young and as radiant as possible, I use Vibriance Super C Serum.
Vibriance Super C Serum uses Acetyl Glucosamine, Synovea HR, Polyoprepolymer-2 and Ultra Filling Spheres™ to unlock the power of Vibriance's highly potent and stabilized Vitamin C.
Many C serums can dry out skin especially if your skin is sensitive, but unlike liquid Vitamin C serums sold in dropper bottles this serum will not dry out your skin. It should not give a tingling sensation (Vitamin C is not supposed to tingle. it's actually a sign of skin irritation if it's making your face tingle.)
Thankfully, Vibriance Super C feels amazing on my skin. I use it in the evening after I wash my face, (before I apply my night cream) and in the morning, alone under my foundation. (I wait for it to absorb into my skin first.) I am surprised that it gives me the perfect amount of moisture for daytime when I wear it under my makeup.
I have noticed after using this product for a few weeks that my skin looks very young and radiant. My fine lines are greatly diminished and my skin also looks firmer. I am really happy with this product and plan to be a lifelong customer!
For more information or to place an order go to: http://vibriance.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
I am thoroughly excited to introduce CelleClé Skincare. It is definitely my newest obsession!
CelleClé (cell-uh-clay) is a science-sophisticated skincare system that provides age-defying solutions for all skin types and conditions affected by the sensitizing and aging effects of modern lifestyles, urbanization, technology-induced damage (tech neck, smartphone squint, toasted skin syndrome, etc.) and the ever-changing environment.
This brand new collection contains your tried and true classics like Retinol, Vitamin C, AHAs, etc. but they also address those modern skin concerns with innovations like Adaptogenic and Biomimetic ingredients, unique Plant Stem Cells, advanced Peptides, Bio-Fermented Smart Sugars and much more that detoxify, repair and protect the skin on a whole new level!
CelleClé formulas are also non-toxic, ethically sourced and cruelty-free so whether you lean “green” or are serious about skincare (or both), they've got you covered.
I was sent samples of CelleClé Skincare to review. Each product that I tried made my skin look and feel like I was in my twenties! My favorite product from this line is the CellSurge Intensif Serum Concentrate. This miracle serum is exactly what my skin has been thirsting for.
This intensely powerful concentrate combines clinically proven plant stem cells with next generation antioxidants that detoxify and protect the skin from damaging pollutants, activating the youthful action of skin-replenishing cells.
Lines & Wrinkles | Skin Lacking Firmness | Environmentally Damaged | Dull | Tired | Devitalized | Sun Damaged | Dehydrated | Smokers | Frequent Flyers | Hyperpigmentation | Uneven Tone & Texture | Urban Dwellers
- Minimizes lines and wrinkles, smoothing facial features and revitalizing the skin's natural glow
- Detoxifies and protects from age inducing free radicals, leaving skin luminous and resilient
- Soothes irritation and discomfort, ensuring calmer, softer, more evenly balanced complexion
- Enhances repair, returning vitality, even tone and suppleness to tired, aging skin
I apply CellSurge Intensif Serum Concentrate in the morning after cleansing. It is the perfect base for my foundation, and it keeps my skin soft, plumped and supple all day long.
At night, I use this heavenly serum after cleansing, and before I apply any further treatments. I apply it on my chest, my neck and my face. It absorbs perfectly into my skin and after using it for almost two weeks, my skin looks amazingly young and radiant. I love how I am also able to use it on my sensitive eyelids because they need moisture, too and most skin care products are too harsh for that area.
I honestly don't think my skin has looked this young in years!
For more information, or to check out the rest of CelleClé Skincare Products go to: https://www.cellecleskincare.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Prep your skin now to avoid aging later by giving your skin the hydration it deserves.
Hydration is key to maintaining healthy, plump skin. Think about it this way – a desert is an area that lacks hydration which causes the land to become dry and eventually crack. Think of your skin as a piece of land. If there is no source of hydration your skin will eventually dry under harsh conditions such as weather change. When this happens your skin will begin to dry and form wrinkles. Here’s how you can feel the hydration!
Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Mask: Infused with Clary Sage, Burt’s Bees® Intense Hydration Treatment Mask instantly quenches parched skin. Clary Sage not only survives, but thrives in its harsh environment because of its fierce will and exceptional ability to trap and retain moisture. The mask is also Enhanced with Probiotic Technology and formulated with moisturizing Mafura and Tacuma Butters, leaving your skin feeling soft, totally revitalized and healthy-looking.
Burt’s Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter: Infuses exotic ingredients for an ultra hydrating lip conditioner that is clinically proven to provide long‐lasting moisturization. Ultra soft natural waxes, butters and oils combine to make this formula just melt on your lips. Kokum Butter, rich in essential fatty acids, helps deliver moisture, while antioxidant‐rich Marula Oil absorbs quickly, leaving lips feeling hydrated and super soft, naturally.
Throughout this winter, my daughter, Myelie was suffering from extremely dry skin which included rough, scaly patches on her face and neck. She also had chapped lips that just would not heal, no matter what she used. I received samples of Burt's Bees Intense Hydration Mask as well as the Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm to review.
These ultra moisturizing products could not have come at a better time! Myelie uses the hydrating mask twice per week and the lip balm daily. She noticed a difference immediately in the moisture content of her skin. She no longer has flaky patches on her face and neck, and her lips are completely healed. Nothing has worked better for Myelie than good old Burt's Bees!
Here is Myelie. Isn't she beautiful?
For more information go to: http://www.burtsbees.com/
Disclaimer: I received samples of these products to review. Any opinions are my own.