Experience the light with reVive Anti-Aging Light Therapy

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The way to make me very happy is to send me a gadget, gizmo, contraption AKA skin care tool. My love of products like this comes directly from my father and brothers. We are all excited about new gizmos. Birthdays are never more fun than when one of us gets the newest toy and shares the opening with the group. I doubt though that my brothers will care much about my new favorite: reVive Anti-Aging Light Therapy. My sister is reading this though and wondering when she gets a turn!!

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reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy

This reVive Light Therapy apparatus was actually created in conjunction with supermodel Kathy Ireland to offer cutting edge technology. The reVive Light Therapy tools are all FDA cleared.

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy

This very cool gadget contains 24 LED lights to help treat wrinkles and fine lines while also improving skin tone, color, and texture. I’m using this on the crinkles at the side of my eyes, otherwise known as crow’s feet. In the future I’ll use it on other parts of my face but my eyes are the area I’m not treating with other products.

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy turned on

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy turned on

This is the most affordable FDA-cleared light therapy device on the market. The 24 LED lights are all powerful, medical grade ones. The machine comes with a pair of goggles, and power sources. I’ve chosen to use 3 AA batteries to power mine up since I have so many cords that I can’t keep them straight.

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy with power cord

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy with power cord

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy battery case on the back

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy battery case on the back

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy - goggles

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy – goggles

As I said, I’m treating the crows feet by the side of my eyes. Since the goggles are optional I’ve tried them but have chosen not to use them. But I keep my eyes closed for 3 minutes on each eye. I even bought a mini timer to make sure I get my 3 minutes in. That’s all you have to do. No creams or serums are needed. Just clean skin and the handheld, lightweight Light Therapy gadget. Hold it 1/4″ away from the treatment area. (I did my picture blindly so it’s not as close as it should be.)

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy

reVive Anti-aging Light Therapy

It’s extraordinarily easy to use, I get no redness from using it nor do I feel any heat.  I’m seeing improvement which is what it’s all about. reVive has many devices to explore that use light therapy. This $59.95 machine is helping me in my battle against aging skin. What has helped you?  — Marcia

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Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System – my first impression

The Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System is ready to change my skin and I’m excited about it. I’m writing this pretty early into my trial of the system and wanted to share this before with you now with a follow up after I’ve used this for another 6-8 weeks.

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

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Why should you care about the Conture? If you are interested in your skin improving in the following ways, that’s why you should care!

  • improved skin radiance and luminosity
  • improvement in smoothness and evenness
  • lessened crows feet, fine lines, and wrinkles
  • more visible facial firmness
  • Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

    Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

     

There’s so much to explain about the Conture yet it’s so easy to use. Once your machine is charged it’s ready for you to use twice a day. Cleanse your face. Apply a pea sized drop of the Kinetic Treatment Serum on the desired area of treatment. Tone.

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System

Inside the box you’ll find three Kinetic Skin Care products: Kinetic Treatment Serum, Kinetic Ignition AM Lotion, and Kinetic PM Recovery Creme. You’ll also find the Conture Device, USB Charging Cord and the user manual.

Kinetic Treatments for Conture

Kinetic Treatments for Conture

When you are ready to use the Conture pick your targeted area. I’ve started with my face (specifically my jawline, chin, upper lip, and cheeks). There are three speeds on the Conture: Face, Mild, Neck. I’m using Face and will soon move into the area around my eyes for which I’ll need Mild.

I expected to use this in a circular motion since that’s how most devices work but this isn’t most devices. To use this you move it side by side suctioning one small area, overlapping it and suctioning the area next to it, and so on. It feels like a teeny vacuum on your skin but one that isn’t left on for very long. When you place the device against your skin you are creating a vacuum seal. Glide it from your chin to your ear (as an example) leaving it on for 3-5 seconds. Then move it to another section to do more of the area. There’s a great video that taught me how to use this properly that you should watch.

Targeting the Jawline, Jowls and Cheeks for toning

Targeting the Jawline, Jowls and Cheeks for toning

After using this my face shows redness but that’s soon gone. It goes away in minutes. There is no pain or discomfort at all with the Conture system. I use the Kinetic moisturizers as soon as I’m done but later I apply other skincare.

To purchase this set try the TV Offer which will be $29.95 the first month (with free shipping) and then $59.95 for the next 5 months. There is a 60 day money back guarantee though with the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System so if you don’t see results, return before your 60 days are up. I have a discount code for 20% off if you decide you want to see the results for yourself. Just use BeautyZone20 at checkout.

I can’t say I’ve seen results just yet and when I do I’m sure they’ll be subtle which is just fine with me. I said yes to the Conture Kinetic Skin Toning System because I’m determined to keep my skin looking younger than my birth certificate says. —  Marcia

*sent for review, opinions are my own

 

 

MDSun Brightener Serum has brightened my life and this giveaway could brighten yours too

MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun Brightener Serum

When given the opportunity to use luxury skincare you know I’m going to say yes. MDSun is definitely luxury and one of the finest brands I’ve been able to work with. I’ve got two products that were sent for testing. MDSun Brightener Serum is the one I’ve been testing the longest and I don’t want to let go – like ever!

My skin is looking more youthful and brighter since I began using this amazing serum. I have become a skincare junkie and I’m happy to try many brands especially when they are fragrance-free like this serum. This is a product to save up for, it’s $220 for 30ml so it’s a splurge. But it’s your face and you only have one of those.

MDSun is the creation of Dr. Sun, a renowned facial plastic surgeon and medical-grade skin care specialist. He has made sure that his line is created without harsh ingredients, perfumes, or chemical scents. They are independently test so you can be assured they are hypoallergenic, hypocomedogenic, free of synthetic preservatives, hydroquinone, fragrance and PABA.

MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun Brightener Serum

The serum is housed in an opaque white bottle with a pump applicator. The serum itself is very thin and spreads easily. It’s not watery thin but it’s not a heavy serum. It never feels sticky on me and it doesn’t affect the products I layer over it. I apply this after cleansing as it’s the thinnest of my skincare.

MDSUN Brightener Serum

MDSUN Brightener Serum

I don’t need a lot to cover my entire face which is great since the bottle will last me a long time.

So why do you want this serum? MDSun Brightener Serum “helps to resist against visible concerns, including dullness, dark spots, age spots, acne scarring, sun damage and uneven skin tone, giving your skin a brighter and more translucent look.” The key ingredients are wonderful since it’s infused with Licorice root extract, azeloyl glycine, and niacinamide. It’s designed to naturally reduce any discoloration on your skin as well as to help unclog pores. I use masks and exfoliate on a regular basis but I still get clogged pores. That’s been a thing of the past since I’ve been using this magical serum.

I’m a big fan of hyaluronic acid in products since it helps boost my skin’s moisture level and keep me from becoming dehydrated. It also contains mulberry root extract which hides the appearance of fine lines.

To purchase go to the MDSun website so that you can get all these benefits:

  • Improves skin tone, buffers the look of lines and wrinkles, and enhances skin clarity
  • Reduces dark spots, discolorations, and restores a naturally refined radiance
MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun Brightener Serum

MDSun is also the creator of Super Hydration B Serum which Lisa has written about here. It’s a less expensive serum that sounds wonderful too but I’m not about to give up the magic that Brightener Serum has performed on my skin.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY:  MDSun has graciously offered to send one US Beauty Info Zone reader a bottle of this serum. While this is meant for all skin types and ages, I think the benefit is really going to be seen by those of us with aging skin. The giveaway is open through May 31, 2016 at 11:59 ET. If comments get cranky and close you can email me at [email protected], label it MDSun, comment, then continue on. Be sure you actually are a subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and that you leave a comment. The winner will be verified.

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Key Ingredients: Potassium azeloyl diglycinate, SL-Whiting ® 777, Liquorice Glabridin, Ellagic acid, Paper mulberry, Deoxyarbutin, Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, Ferulic acid, Hyaluronic acid sodium salt, Panthenol, Lactobionic acid

*product sent for editorial consideration, prize will be distributed by MDSun or their representative

 

Rejuve MD Face and Eye Anti-Aging Serums – life’s too short for anything but the best

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

First impressions mean a lot. I actually had two first impressons with Rejuve MD products – seeing their fabulous packaging and using the two products I was sent the first time. Both wowed me and I feel fortunate to be able to be using Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum.

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD has three products in their regimen: Prevent, Reverse, Rejuve. Beside the two anti-aging serums I have there’s a Tinted Anti-Aging Sunscreen with SPF 30 Physical Sunblock with Full Spectrum AVA/UVB Protection.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum contains the Rejuve MD complex of bio-identical growth factors which activates the skin’s natural rejuvenation process by sending messages that awaken the collagen and elastin, while curbing the enzymes that destroy the skin’s supportive matrix. The goal is to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also to dramatically smooth and firm your skin.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

One of the reasons this is so great is that it’s safe enough for sensitive skin as well as skin that’s had procedures done. My skin is normal to dry but since using [FACE] Anti-Aging Face Serum I’ve seen no dryness at all. My skin is looking hydrated without any patchiness.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

The nice thing about Rejuve MD [FACE] Serum is that I can easily wear it under my makeup without a problem. With some serums I’ve had the problem of foundations balling up but Rejuve MD is great with or without.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum has a similar look and feel to it as the face serum. Both are clear serums that have a delightful apricot fragrance to them. Normally I’d be upset with a fragrance in a product by my eyes but this just makes me smile. I was surprised at this the first time I used it but now I look forward to applying it. The fragrance in these two doesn’t last that long so it doesn’t interfere with sleep.

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Since our eyes are the first area of the face to age, protection is important. I wish I’d known that way back when. My sister used to be constantly after me to use something for my eyes but I didn’t understand why. Now I do! I struggle with some bags and puffiness under normal circumstances. But using Rejuve MD [EYE] has made a difference. I feel that the skin under my eyes looks brighter and less fine lines are peeking through. In addition this doesn’t interfere with eye makeup.

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD products are definitely luxury items. They are gift worthy though as well as self worthy. They aren’t products to be bought on a whim; when spending a lot on skincare you want it to be worthwhile and make a difference.  Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum do make a difference and are two products that I feel make my skin look more youthful. I had work done at the dermatologist last week and came home looking blotchy. These two products felt safe to use and now, one week later, I’m completely clear with no red bumps and all the places I had some milia etc removed are in complete agreement with my skin.

Have you splurged on a product that makes you feel and look better?  — Marcia

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Anti-Aging with red light therapy by Sonulase review and giveaway

Sonulase

Sonulase

It wasn’t that long ago that having the technology to bring red light therapy and the power of a UV Light was too expensive for the average consumer. But thanks to SONULASE we can have just that at a price we can afford.

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SONULASE is the first device that combines medical grade age fighting Red Light with daily cleansing. It’s made to stimulate collagen production while strengthening sagging skin and wrinkles. It does it all while you cleanse. Sadly collagen production pretty much stops by the age of 25. Since collagen plumps facial skin it keeps it looking fuller and more youthful. Sonaluse wants to stimulate natural collagen growth with the effects of RED LIGHT therapy.

Sonulase

Sonulase

Sonulase looks like the sonic cleansing brushes that we are used to seeing and using but there’s a big difference. It’s to be used for daily cleansing as well as red light UV therapy.

Sonulase in action

Sonulase in action

Mode One is Daily Cleansing with RED Light Therapy. Not only are you cleansing and exfoliating but you are adding the power of red light.

Mode Two is Targeted RED Light Therapy. With Mode two you choose two days a week to target areas you want to work on to build collagen and increase volume from beneath skin surface.

Join Marcia and Lisa in learning more about this wonder anti-aging device and learn how to win one for yourself.

MARCIA explains the Daily Cleansing with Red Light Therapy:

Sonulase brush

Sonulase brush

The Sonulase brush isn’t unique looking when you first remove it from the box. We’ve seen this before and many of us cleanse with something similar. The difference though is when you use this for cleansing and can turn on the red light to add some collagen stimulation.

Sonulase cleansing brush

Sonulase cleansing brush

Using a sonic cleansing brush helps exfoliate your skin and cleanse pores better. The red light is new technology that is unique to Sonulase. This gives the collagen boost your skin needs to speed up cellular turnover.

Sonulase is also unique because of the UV Cleanlight Technology that is built into the charging system. When the skin care device is plugged in there is a cycle that starts cleansing the actual brush keeping bacteria and microrganisms that could grow at bay.

Sonulase in UV Cleanlight Mode

Sonulase in UV Cleanlight Mode

Now that I’ve explained Mode One let me give you my impressions. I like that there are two cleansing speeds and I advise you to start out with the Low speed. The first time I used the brush I was a little dismayed at the lack of softness. But I liked the way it cleansed, especially around my nose which is the area that gives me the most grief. The more I used the Sonulase, the softer my brush started to feel. While it still isn’t what I call a soft brush, it’s soft enough yet firm enough to really cleanse my skin.

I wet the brush, apply my cleanser to the brush head, put it up to my face and press Cleanse. I like turning on the red light button rather than using it on its own. When done I’ll use a wet cloth to remove cleansing residue. Sometimes I’ll precleanse with an oil or cleansing balm, but if I don’t have a lot of makeup on I just use the Sonulase for all my cleansing needs. The brush removes with a firm twist so that I can wash it separately if it has makeup stains on it.

Sonulase gets an A from me especially once you learn about the Red Light Therapy.

LISA explains the Red Light Therapy

This Red Light Therapy isn’t new…it was actually developed by NASA about 40 years ago to treat the damaged skin of astronauts in space! What is new is the ability to have this ‘space age’ treatment in your home instead of having to go to a dermatologist or medical spa.

Sonaluse Red Light Therapy

Sonulase Red Light Therapy

The Red Light is all about collagen. You know, the fibrous tissue that keeps skin plump and young-looking. Your body actually stops creating collagen at around age 25 – after that, it’s all downhill in the collagen department. Less collagen means deeper wrinkles. The quickest way to recreate the youthful, collagen-happy look is with injectable fillers like Restalyn. However, at $450 or so a syringe it gets very expensive, especially since the filler is absorbed by your body and you need new injections at least once a year, perhaps even twice a year.

Space age stuff - Red Light at 660 nanometers

Space age stuff – Red Light at 660 nanometers

Red Light Therapy, a deeply penetrating LED light which is FDA-approved at 660 nanometers, actually stimulates natural collagen growth, so while the Sonulase is spendy, it’s a one time investment that is less than one syringe of an injectable filler.

photo from Sonulase website

photo from Sonulase website

Using the Red Light Therapy is as easy as cleaning your face with the cleansing brush. It doesn’t hurt or really feel like anything other than a tiny bit warmer than it does while cleansing, and it only takes a few moments twice a week. You can use the Red Light with or without the brush – I prefer using the brush while I concentrate on my more wrinkled areas. In the 8 week study that Sonulase did, 86% of customers reported an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles. Those are great results. I think the Sonulase is a terrific multitasking, intelligent brush that is well worth the investment. I have had great results so far and I am definitely keeping up my Sonulase routine for good.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Sonulase has graciously offered this remarkable device to 3 Beauty Info Zone subscribers. This $249 advanced cleansing and anti-aging tool can be yours if you live in the US. Use the Rafflecopter to enter from now through April 20, 2016 at 11:59 eastern time. We check all entries so honesty counts. If the comments close early please email us at [email protected] and label it Sonulase. Comment in the email and that would be used for that entry so you can continue on. The more you do on the Rafflecopter, the more chances you have and you don’t want to miss out on your chance with this.

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Step up your game face with Facial Smoothies

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We have a few options when it comes to the lines on our face. We can have plastic surgery (no thank you), we can have injections (ouch), we can use topical products, or we can use something like Facial Smoothies, Wrinkle Removal Strips.

Facial Smoothies was started by a young woman who watched stars use some of the old-fashioned types of facial strips and felt she could invent something better to help with the lines and wrinkles we have on our faces. She wanted a product that was non-irritating, could be used any time she wanted and was affordable to boot. Along came Facial Smoothies which is $15.95 for 10 sheets with 120 smoothies altogether.

Facial Smoothies sheet

Facial Smoothies sheet

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As you can see there are different shapes for each part of your face. These reusable transparent adhesives can be applied wherever you want to “iron” out a wrinkle. Use them for 20 minutes before an event or use them all night long. You’re the boss.

Before and after from facial smoothies website

Before and after from facial smoothies website

“Our medical adhesive is strong but also safe. It is hypo-allergenic, latex free, and made specifically for long-term use on skin. It has been extensively tested and is used in hospitals around the world.”

MARCIA’S EXPERIENCE

I consider myself very fortunate that I don’t really have wrinkles. I spend time with my high school and college friends occasionally and of course I notice (ahem, compare) the lines they have. Part of my fortune is good genes, part is that I keep away from the sun, and part is how I take care of my skin.

Using Facial Smoothies has been a fun experience and I enjoy having this as an option. My areas of concern are my nasolabial folds and marionette lines plus the crows feet that just won’t fly away. I once had Juvaderm done which helped with the marionette lines but I was severely bruised for weeks. While the after affects were great, I hated the bruising and how long it took until my skin was clear again. It was such an obvious choice too that people I encountered knew that I wasn’t going natural.

Facial Smoothies sheet

Facial Smoothies sheet

I’ve just used the smoothies that are for my areas of concern. They are transparent so I guess you could wear them out of the house but my goal wouldn’t be met that way. I use the smallest ones by my eyes after my eye cream is well absorbed. I use the large lima bean shape for my marionette lines and the large triangle shape for my nasolabial folds. I don’t do this nightly though. I use them mainly before the weekend to give my skin some lift. I love that I can get 2 – 3 uses out of each too and I’ll save the remainders for when I’m old and gray older and grayer.

You can wear these more often than I do if you want to retrain your wrinkles so that they become less lined with use. I don’t need to think about injections as long as Facial Smoothies are helping and for that I’m grateful.

LISA’S EXPERIENCE

So unlike my wrinkle-free partner, I have wrinkles. Plenty of them. While the effect of Facial Smoothies isn’t permanent, it’s still nice to be wrinkle free for any amount of time!Facial Smoothies

I like how low maintenance the Smoothies are. They don’t need to be peeled apart, moistened with water, held onto skin until they dry, etc. Just take them off the sheet and put them on – they instantly stick and stay until I take them off. The variety of shapes and sizes is also a plus. My upper lip area requires a different size than my forehead, and cutting and trimming patches is a pain.

While the Smoothies are great for a lift before an important event, I find I prefer to use them right before I go to sleep. What an easy way to get about 7 hours of treatment! If you have been thinking about trying wrinkle remover strips, Facial Smoothies are a great way to go.

You can purchase Facial Smoothies on Amazon, eBay,  or on the Facial Smoothies site, all with free shipping. It’s a small investment to look better than ever.

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Fight wrinkles with vitamins! Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches

Eat!  You need your vitamins!

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Your skin needs vitamins too, especially Vitamin C. It’s easy to get a full dose with Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches (box of 12 Treatments $48). I have all kinds of issues with vertical lines above my lips as well as crows feet so I couldn’t wait to try these out when Osmotics sent this for us to test.

Here is what is so great about topically applied Vitamin C: It increases collagen production, reduces skin discolorations, strengthens and repairs skin, reduces inflammation, and protects the skin from sun exposure. Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants available, if it’s packaged correctly.

Osmotics Vitamin C patches

Visible wrinkle reduction up to 50%

Visible wrinkle reduction up to 50%

Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches are an overnight treatment full of that Vitamin C that skin loves. These patches reduce discoloration and collagen breakdown, and improve facial wrinkles up to 50%! That is a big number and when I tested these patches I found it to be absolutely true.

the patches with accompanying oil for removal

the patches with accompanying oil for removal

the individual packets keep the Vitamin C stable and effective

the individual packets keep the Vitamin C stable and effective

So here is something else you need to know: I found that while the patches dramatically reduce the appearance of my wrinkles, the effect is definitely temporary. It lasts about a day, maybe a day and a half. To get the same effect, I need to do another application of the patches. But over time, wrinkles do improve, so there is a both a short-term and a long-term benefit with these babies.

the actual patches - good for both crows feet or upper lip line

the actual patches – good for both crows feet or upper lip line

The patches are actually pretty big, so I trim them into four pieces that treat my upper lip and the corners of my eyes. The patches stick really well to skin. Just put them on before bed, then sleep tight knowing those wrinkles are disappearing. In the morning, I shower and the patches come right off. There is also an oil included if needed to help remove the patches but I have never needed it.

Recommended use is three times per week, twice a week if you have highly sensitive skin. Definitely don’t use these if you plan on getting frisky under the sheets…they do not enhance your attractiveness while on, nor do they make for comfy kissing.

If you are interested in a Vitamin C treatment (and given what it can do, why wouldn’t you be?) then this is a product to try. The ingredient is effective, the packaging keeps it stable, and it’s easy to use.  Osmotics Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches get a huge thumbs up – and a wrinkle-free lip line – from me.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin C Patches Ingredients:

Patches: Sodium Ascorbate, Ascorbic Acid.

Oil Solvent: Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Tocopherol, PEG-4 Dilaurate, Propylparaben, Lemongrass Extract, Ginseng Extract