Whether you are a traveler or just looking for some new routines to boost your facial appearance, I am going to let you know of some wonderful products that could work out great for you!
What a month it’s been. Earlier this month, I went on my first press junket on the West Coast. By the time I got home, I needed some time to decompress and get back into the swing of things, so I am thankful that the March box arrived a bit later than usual. March’s theme is “Be Dramatic.” This month is all about the eyes!
Sometimes changing up the products you use can generate big results! Looking for some fun, new products to try this Spring? Here’s a few of my favorites that have really worked great for me!
Skin care is a topic that I find myself becoming more interested in all the time, now that I’m in my forties. I still enjoy relatively clear, smooth skin. But, I do have some slight sun damage on my cheeks from past sunburns and have noticed the skin (mostly around my eyes) getting a little less elastic.
I’m not really picky about whether I try skin care lines that are all natural or whether they are developed with some chemical ingredients. I know some women do have definite preferences when it comes to the ingredients in their skin care, though. Here, for your consideration, I am offering up my experiences with two skin care lines I have recently given a test drive, True Results Retinol Active and ELEWA Natural.
Growing up I never gave too much thought to the type of cleanser I used on my face. As long as my face was clean I was happy. However, as I got older I realized I needed more than clean skin. I wanted a product that refreshed, hydrated, and treated my skin to some beneficial ingredients. I now have it all with Snowberry Gentle Cleanse & Tone and Instant Deep Cleanser.
Founded in New Zealand, Snowberry is all about creating premium natural anti-aging skincare. Their products are designed to combat the effects of free radicals, dehydration, and discoloration, just to name of a few. Perhaps this is why they won the 2011 Discover Beauty Award at Cosmoprof USA.
One of my favorite aspects of the Snowberry skincare line is the fact their products are free of parabens, fragrance, artificial colors, alcohols, or petrochemicals. Every product is also dermatologist tested, but not tested on animals. Snowberry is also the first skincare company in New Zealand to receive the carboNZeroCert™ certification. This means they have a low carbon footprint and strive to be a more environmentally sustainable company.
After reading about Snowberry, I was excited to try their Gentle Cleanse & Tone and Instant Deep Cleanser.
When you have sensitive, dry skin like I do, you want a cleanser that is gentle and doesn’t strip your skin of moisture. The Gentle Cleanse & Tone does exactly what its name says, cleanses and tones.
This is thanks to ingredients like:
- Plant saponins from the nut of the soap tree
- Kiwi fruit, kumquat and green pea protein extracts
- Naturally humectant vegetable glycerin, vitamin E and oil from the Andiroba tree nut
Each time I use the Gentle Cleanse & Tone my skin always feels hydrated, replenished, and nice and smooth. I never have to worry about any skin irritation or that dry, tight sensation some cleansers cause.
I also tested out the Snowberry Instant Deep Cleanser. Known as “the supernatural cleanser and makeup remover,” by Snowberry insiders, this cleanser uses highly concentrated oils to cleanse and re-hydrate skin.
The cleanser features a blend of:
- Macadamia nut oil
- Indian neem oil
- Inca Inchi oil
- Lingonberry oil
- Coenzyme Q10
Even though the Instant Deep Cleanser is formulated with oils, it can be used on all skin types. It worked well on my dry skin. I only need a few pumps to remove all my makeup and get my skin nice and clean. But what I love most is how my skin feels after I use the product; soft and smooth. It also doesn’t irritate my eyes, which is especially nice when I need to remove my eye makeup.
After using the Snowberry Gentle Cleanse & Tone and the Instant Deep Cleanser, my skin is getting more from my cleansing routine. It no longer feels stripped of moisture or dulled after cleansing. Instead, my skin is soft and smooth and has a nice healthy glow.
Have you tried Snowberry products? What are your most important cleansing needs?
Did you watch the Oscars? Are you curious of how they always look so good and well put together? I wanted to let you know of a few products that I use that literally made my husband take a second look at me, and ask what I have been doing different.
I’ve never been one to jump on the scrub band wagon, but when I heard about a natural coffee skin line, I just had to check these out! My skin is crazy sensitive and majority of the time scrubs just irritate my skin or completely break me out. I had high hopes when I did a little research on the Beverly the 5th coffee scrubs before testing them out.
When I am shopping for new products for my home and family, there are a lot of different factors that play into my decision. For starts, any added benefits and if the product is all natural, contains fillers, or contains ingredients that may cause more harm than good. While browsing around for beauty products and lotions that I could use as well as my daughter who has very sensitive skin, I came across Real Purity. At Real Purity, they want you to celebrate your beauty with natural products that will enhance your skin and make you feel beautiful from the inside out. Their products contain only the highest quality botanical and plant-derived ingredients.
I was very surprised when I saw just what all types of products were offered. Real Purity offers everything from makeup, skincare, soap and everything in between. This is really great for us, seeing as my children both have sensitive skin, and even when I use foundation and they give me a hug they tend to break out. Just a few of the products that were my absolute favorite that I received were the different toothpaste. It is so funny that something so simple can cause break outs, but believe me when I say that the type of toothpaste that you receive can greatly affect how your entire day goes. Both the Certainly Cinnamon and the Wild Mint do not contain sugar, which is really hard to find in a toothpaste these days.
Real Purity is also best known for their deodorant and their cosmetic line. My oldest daughter is 8 years old, so she is getting into that awkward stage where things are starting to grow places, and when she is in PE class, she gets really sweaty. The Roll-On Natural Deodorant is created with even the most sensitive skin in mind. This roll-on deodorant is formulated to dry quick and outlast the muggiest and sweat inducing activity. Made from pure essential oils, the scent is clean and keeps skin free from allergic reactions.
Last, and certainly not least, is their wonderful line of makeup! I am a makeup addict!! Seriously, I gotta have them all. When I saw that their cosmetics line was made with the same care and love as their other products, I had to sample out a few of my favorite products. The Health Glow Cream Foundation was one of the ones I had to get my hands on. I am very picky with what I put on my face, and seeing as this is a mineral makeup that is made out of natural products, I was even more excited. The foundation goes on clean, evens out the skin tones and gives you a nice glow without clogging your pores.
I am very excited to try out more from Real Purity. Their products are not only good for your body, but they are made with people prone to sensitive skin and allergic reactions. Finally, a line of beauty products everyone can enjoy. Connect with Real Purity on Facebook and Twitter,
Can I be completely honest with you? Most days, motherhood doesn’t make me feel glamorous. It’s a rewarding job, but it can leave me feeling very tired at the end of the day. You will usually find me in my typical “uniform” around the house of a ponytail, yoga pants, and a cotton t-shirt. There are meals to cook, jobs to work, rooms to clean, and a never ending pile of laundry to do.
For years I have colored, highlighted, flat ironed and really damaged my hair. Now that I am getting older I realize that was not the best thing to do because now the grey hairs are starting to take a lot more maintenance to hide. I do not mind getting old but I miss the days of my healthy long luscious locks shining in the sunlight.
I’ve recently found Goldwell Kerasilk hair care products and am really enjoying the positive effects they are having on my hair. I have been wanting to try out some new products since my hair has been looking a bit rubbish, if I am being honest. From frizzy fly away, split ends to everyday oily hair near my scalp, my hair has been screaming for some TLC…. [read more]