Nitty Gritty Almond Seed Scrub Review

Nitty Gritty almond seed scrub from The Organic Skin Co

*A sample was received in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Rub-a-dub-dub, my skin is in love! For those looking for smooth, healthy skin (and who isn’t?), this rejuvenating natural exfoliant is the perfect place to start. Helping to gently slough off dead skin cells and remove excess oils and dirt particles, it will take your skin from nitty gritty to oh so pretty!

MY REVIEW:

I LOVE this Nitty Gritty almond seed scrub from The Organic Skin Co! It’s such a gentle exfoliant for my sensitive skin. There are no icky plastic microbeads in this formula. Just a natural combination of organic ingredients like almond seed, licorice, rosemary and honeysuckle extracts

After the first use, my skin is smooth and glowing. I also love that the packaging is recyclable and the company will plant a tree for every product you purchase. Such a great way to take care of our skin and our planet.

For more information, please visit their website and check out their full range of products, including lipsticks.

Thank you The Organic Skin Co for giving me a chance to try this product!

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Holiday Stocking Stuffers From Bioré

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Enjoy a spin on the traditional lump of coal this holiday season with the beauty essentials that everyone will love – whether they’ve been naughty or nice! Bioré Charcoal Products are the perfect stocking stuffers. The invigorating scents of peppermint pays homage to the holiday season while having a fun twist on giving them the gift of char-“coal” that also cleans and smooths skin.

  • Charcoal Whipped Purifying Detox Mask ($6.49): Go back to black with this detoxifying mask made with one of Bioré® Skincare’s hero ingredients. Formulated for oily skin, it contains natural charcoal—known for its ability to draw out and trap impurities. Wash away dirt and oil instantly for skin that’s clean, refreshed and instantly mattified.
  • Charcoal Cleansing Micellar Water ($6.99): This no-rinse micellar formula utilizes innovative Japanese technology to dissolve makeup while removing dirt and oil from pores. In a detoxifying black hue formulated for oily skin, it absorbs excess oil and leaves skin mattified.
  • Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips ($6.49): When you have oily skin, shine prevention is essential. For the first time, the Bioré® skincare experts have added natural charcoal powder to the iconic Pore Strips, reducing oil for a full 24 hours. With next generation, proprietary c-bond technology and potent charcoal, the strips remove clogs and weeks’ worth of buildup and you’ll see 3x less oil.
  • Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar ($6.49): For those who like to hold pore cleansing power in the palm of their hand, this cleanser features a dual action formula to exfoliate while deep cleaning pores. This cleanser draws out and binds to deep down dirt and oil for 2.5 times cleaner pores than a basic cleanser. With jojoba beads and peppermint, the formula gently exfoliates and leaves skin feeling refreshed and smooth.
Available at www.Bioré.com

Fragrance-Free Beauty Essentials

For those of you who are scent sensitive or just don’t like the fragrance in your products, these bath and body essentials are the answers to your prayers.

Kneipp, MegRhythm, Ban, Josie Maran and Skinfix make it easy for you to cleanse, moisturize, and soothe your skin without worry.

Kneipp Ancient Sea Salt Mineral Bath Salt – “Sensitive Derm”
($8, Kneipp.com)

For thousands of years, salt has been known as a source of health and beauty. For those with sensitive skin, this bath salt is for you. With the combination of trace
elements and mineral salts, it will bring the skin back into balance, have a skin-calming effect and provide moisture to the skin.

MegRhythm Eye Mask
($10.99 for a pack of 7, amazon.com)

This self-heating eye mask is the perfect way to de-stress, relax and hydrate surrounding skin after a long day. MegRhythm utilizes advanced self-heating technology
to heighten relaxation and relieve hard working eyes with the warm and soothing sensation of steam heat.

Ban Roll-On Deodorant
($4.99, drug and mass retailers nationwide)

With Ban’s breakthrough technology, this formula specifically targets and virtually eliminates stress odor that other antiperspirants and deodorants may leave behind.
Grab the unscented and start rolling on for a guaranteed sweat-free and wetness-free 24 hours.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35, Josiemarancosmetics.com)

A silky, velvety and ultra-hydrating body butter that’s packed with more than 10 plant oils and extracts whipped to a feather-light texture. Combined with Pure Argan
Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and White Tea Extract, this body butter will nourish, repair, moisturize, repair damaged and dry skin
and infuses your skin with antioxidants. What else do you need?!

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads
($29, Skinfix.com)

Banish dullness and reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy skin with Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads. Each textured pad is formulated with a blend of natural glycolic,
salicylic and lactic acids to gently lift away embedded impurities and spent skin cells. Sugar Cane, Willow Bark and Australian Lime Pearl Extracts deliver natural AHAs to accelerate skin’s own renewal process. Gentle enough for daily use or when skin is tired
or dull looking.

Review: Dew Puff Sponges

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*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

About Dew Puff Sponges:

Dew Puff face and body cleansing natural sponges are 100% plant-based cleansing products. Dew Puff has only one ingredient, konjac root, also known as elephant yam or kon-nyaku in Japanese.

When hydrated, these natural sponges become exceptionally soft, yet gently exfoliating, while creating a perfect pH balance on the surface of the skin. Regular use brightens and evens your skin tone without irritation.

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Dew Puff sponges are available in three varieties: Original, Asian Clay and Bamboo Charcoal.

Original Konjac Sponge

This is truly a no frills version that’s safe for all skin types. I use it with a cleanser, although it’s a versatile sponge, intended to use alone or with face wash.

Once I wet the sponge, it felt very soft on my skin.  It exfoliates very mildly. I tried the sponge without cleanser but it didn’t produce the deep clean that I prefer. That’s why pairing it with my favorite facial scrub is the way to go for me.

Asian Clay Konjac Sponge

This sponge is recommended for dry and flaky skin. It’s infused with Asian clay to remove impurities.

I don’t have dry skin so I didn’t give this one a whirl. However, my skin does tend to get dry in the winter and I plan to come back to this product once the temperature begins to drop.

Bamboo Charcoal Konjac Sponge

The Bamboo Charcoal Sponge is recommended for oily or blemished skin. There’s no separate cleanser needed. It draws impurities out and provides all the positives qualities of charcoal cleansing.

Since charcoal is all the rage in skin care right now, I was excited to try this one out. I’m very happy that it drew out blackheads as intended.

The cost of each sponge is $8 and that’s a great deal. You’ll get at around 3 months use of it.

For more information, please visit http://www.dewpuff.com/ and follow Dew Puff on Facebook.

 

 

Hold on to Summer 2017 with @KneippUSA’s Collection of Fruity Body Washes

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*Samples were  provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

Summer is coming to an end but you don’t have to let it slip away. Hold on to the fruity scents of the season with Kneipp’s collection of body washes. Lather up these vegan beauties and let the fragrance take you back to the sunny, easy-going vibes of a summer day.

Lime & Mint Body Wash – “Endless Summer”

The lively fragrance of lime and mint refreshes – could summer be any nicer? The plant-based conditioning formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering.

Mango & Starfruit Body Wash – “Tropical Dream”

Enjoy a mini vacation in the shower! The KNEIPP® BODY WASH “TROPICAL DREAM” with the scent of mango and starfruit makes you feel as if you`re on a perfect beach. This soap free formula cleanses gently, leaving skin soft and supple. The plant-derived conditioning formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering.

Watermelon & Mint Body Wash – “Summer Mood”

The KNEIPP BODY WASH “Summer Mood” is my fresh summer partner. The fruity fragrance of watermelon and mint invigorates the senses – I’m all ready for a perfect summer day. The nourishing, plant-based formula improves the feel of the skin during and after showering.

For more information, visit https://www.kneipp.com/

 

Everyone 3-in-1 Lotion Review

Everyone 3-in-1 Lotion

*A sample was provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

A lotion formulated for everyone? Yes, please!

In an effort to consolidate bathroom clutter, I’ve been on the lookout for multi-purpose beauty products. That’s why I was thrilled to hear about Everyone™ 3-in-1 Lotion ($5.99; 6 fl oz).

I was sent a sample of the unscented version. It is truly versatile! The lotion is light and moisturizing and has a very light coconut aroma. Although it’s safe to apply from head to toe, I mostly use it for my body. I still have an array of face creams to go through 😉

The lotion is formulated with a blend of Coconut Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, Rice Proteins and aroma therapeutic essential oils. There are no synthetic fragrances.

I was pleasantly surprised that the unembellished product label caught my husband’s eye. He now uses this lotion daily and applies it to his face and body, as intended. This is a small win in my war on bathroom clutter 🙂

Everyone™ 3-in-1 Lotion is available in: NEW Apricot + Vanilla, Lavender + Aloe, Mint + Coconut, Cedar + Citrus, Coconut + Lemon and Unscented.

 For more information, visit www.eoproducts.com

Skincare Essentials – New Year’s Eve Prep

Ring in the New Year feeling confident and looking you best under the mistletoe! From selfie-worthy skin to beauty care saviors, get your New Year’s Eve prep on with the skincare essentials that will leave you radiant, refreshed and ready to head into 2017.

unnamedRemove any traces of deep down dirt and oil before you snap a selfie with the Bioré Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips! The iconic Pore Strips added with natural charcoal powder, reduce oil for a full 24 hours. Next generation, proprietary c-bond technology and potent charcoal, helps remove clogs and weeks’ worth of buildup so you’ll see 3x less oil as the formula works to refine pores and diminish their appearance over time! ($6.49; Drugstores and Mass Retailers)

Don’t worry about dark under eye circles once the clock strikes at midnight. Thanks to EyeRepair Spa by Look Beauty Dark Circle Reducer Eye Patches you’ll look wide awake into the wee hours of the night. Specifically formulated with key ingredients like Sunflower Seed Oil and Vitamins A & E, these patches help to make under eye area appear lighter, firmer and softer, increasing skin elasticity. ($9.99; Target.com) unnamed2

unnamed3Slip into your favorite pair of black leather jeans with skin that’s smooth and pant dandruff free thanks to Curél Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer! This revolution in wet skin technology doesn’t simply calm, smooth and soften, it also heals dry, flaky skin and restores your body’s ability to retain its own much-needed moisture. The water-activated properties penetrate deep into skin’s surface all happens in the shower – no rinsing required — so you can just dry off, dress and go! ($10.99; Drugstores and Mass Retailers).

unnamed4Stay fresh and avoid embarrassing sweat as you dance the night away with Ban Roll-On Deodorant. The roll-on deodorant glides on easily with a formula that provides an outstanding 24 hours of invisible protection against odor wetness. Choose from Unscented for sensitive skin, Regular for a light and clean floral fragrance, Powder Fresh for a classic powder scent, Satin Breeze for a feminine touch with green and citrus notes, Fresh Cotton for a refreshing floral heart with a hint of fruit, and lastly Simply Clean for fresh and powdery amber notes with hint of peach nectar! ($4.99, Drugstores and Mass Retailers)

 

 

Upgrade Your Beauty Routine This Spring with Molton Brown’s New Products

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Are you tired of the dull-looking hair and skin you’ve been rocking all winter? Embrace a fresh, new look this spring with the help of Molton Brown.

For shiny hair and polished skin, pick up the brand’s decadent Mer-rouge Deep Conditioning Mask ($40) and Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher ($50).

Molton Brown’s Mer-rouge Deep Conditioning Mask is blended with seaweed and amino acids for strength and shine.

The Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher exhumes deep, tranquil aromas and exfoliating black vanilla grains that refines your skin for a smooth, toned and reassuringly comforting feel.

To view the full Ylang-Ylang collection, visit http://www.moltonbrown.com

 

3 Unexpected Kitchen Staples that Pack a Beauty Punch

They may look like your traditional skincare products, but these essentials are more than just the ordinary – they’re filled with powerful ingredients found in your kitchen! Go from your kitchen staples to your vanity must-haves with these skincare products that transform household ingredients into effective treatments that cover all your skincare woes!

Bioré Baking Soda Scrub

Baking Soda isn’t just for the fridge – Bioré Baking Soda Scrub is an ingenious concentrated powder cleanser specially formulated that foams up on contact with water, leaving skin 2.5 times as clean as a basic cleanser. The formula gently exfoliates while forming tiny bubbles that dive deep into pores to break up oil and impurities. When you rinse the foam away, oil, debris and dead cells are swept away, for instantly smoother, softer texture and visibly tighter pores after just one use! ($9.99; Drugstores and mass retailers)

Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray

Oatmeal takes on more than just your breakfast food – Curél Itch Defense Instant Soothing Moisturizing Spray offers instant relief from itching, irritation and  flare ups with thanks to key soothing ingredients including oatmeal extract! Uniquely soothing, this formula delivers a mix of light yet potent hydrators — including a proprietary ceramide complex, allantoin and panthenol — to ease parched, itchy skin right where you need it. The Proprietary Cooling Complex feels soothing like a cold compress, lending you instant relief. ($8.99; Drug and mass merchants)

PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask

Peppermint Oil adds more than just flavor – it acts as a key moisturizing ingredient in the PediSpa Intensive Moisturizing Foot Mask! These treatment filled wearable socks noticeably smooth, soften and repair dry creaked, calloused feet and heels. With ingredients like Shea butter, apple extract and peppermint, this foot mask significantly improves the look and feel of even the driest feet. ($9.99 for two complete pairs; Exclusively at Target Stores in the Foot Care Aisle and Target.com)