Take the #OneShowerChallenge and get Red Carpet Emmy ready with Dove

EmmysAll those glistening, gorgeous celebrities parading down the red carpet tonight at the Emmys…don’t you want to look that good?  Dove can give you a ‘skinnovation’ with their new body wash formula that promises smoother skin after just one shower.  They sent us some body wash to try, and while nothing else on my body looks good enough for the Emmys, at least my skin is feeling red-carpet ready.

Dove Nutrient Moisture Body Wash

Dove Nutrient Moisture Body Wash

With their new body wash formula, Dove says it only takes a single shower for softer skin.  I find this isn’t an empty promise – my skin definitely felt softer and more moisturized after using these shower creams.  There are three different formulas that clean skin and hydrate for noticeable results.

The Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash has a fabulous lather that nourishes the skin.  It’s especially great for those with dry skin, and it’s gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Those with very sensitive skin will want the Dove Sensitive Skin Nourishing Body Wash, which has a hypoallergenic formula.  This is unscented, and it cleans, moisturizes, and doesn’t leave skin feeling tight.

If you have very dry skin, opt for the Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash.  This exfoliating cream has tiny beads that sloughs off flakiness and bumps while also cleansing and moisturizing.

Take your pick of three great options for the #OneShowerChallenge, and get your skin red-carpet ready at the same time!

Tune in to the E! Live from the Red Carpet Emmys Pre-Show today at 6 p.m. EST/3 p.m. PST to see how beauty begins in the shower with Dove.  #OneShowerChallenge

Lisa

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HTY Gold Cleansing Coconut Scrub

I am a huge fan of the HTY Gold line.  HTY Gold is dedicated to a cause that is becoming more and more of an issue for me…eliminating crepey skin.  I have tried several of their products and used every last bit that I could scrape from each jar and bottle because I loved the results.  I was, of course, thrilled when HTY Gold sent a new product to test:  the Cleansing Coconut Scrub ($24).

HTY Gold Coconut Scrub

HTY Gold Cleansing Coconut Scrub

inside the jar...coconutty scrubby goodness

inside the jar…coconutty scrubby goodness

The Cleansing Coconut Scrub is a sugar scrub that is infused with organic virgin coconut oil and vitamin E.  Sugar scrubs are my favorite exfoliant because they are gentle but still effective.  I am a huge believer in coconut oil – it’s an excellent emollient and it also works as an anti-inflammatory.  A handful of this scrub will exfoliate your whole body and leave it glowy and moisturized.  I leave the jar in my shower, but during the day I scoop out a bit and use it as a quick hand treatment.  I am always astounded at how soft and moisturized it leaves my hands.

I am really impressed with the Cleansing Coconut Scrub, and I know you will be too.  Check out HTY Gold for this and other wonderful face and body moisturizers, and kiss any crepey skin goodbye.  - Lisa

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Ingredients:  Sucrose (Cane Sugar), Cocos Nucifera (Organic Virgin Coconut) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil, Red Elaeis Guineensis (Red Palm Super Olein).

Yummy! be Delectable from Cake Beauty

Next time you walk into Kohl’s, go ahead and look for something sinfully sweet.  You will find it in the body product section at the be Delectable from Cake Beauty display.  This line might not take away the rumbling in your tummy, but it will leave your skin feeling and smelling delicious.

Delectable Cake Beauty

be Delectable from Cake Beauty

be Delectable has five different body products that are available in four different scents.  They sent two of their body products for me to test: the Coconut & Cream Decadent Hair and Body Mist ($10) and the Strawberry and Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream ($12).  I am a ‘foody’ scent person, and I love body products, so it sounded almost as good as coconut ice cream covered in strawberries.

Coconut & Cream Body Spray

Coconut & Cream Body Mist

I use a body mist every day and I have very particular preferences.  I like a body mist that isn’t too wet because I don’t like standing around without my clothes on…I just don’t have the time to fend off all the handsome men.  Actually, I am always running late, so waiting for fragrance to dry is annoying. The Decadent Hair and Body Mist is on the wet side, but if I hold the bottle far away it results in a finer, faster drying spray.  The Coconut & Cream scent is aptly named as it’s a creamy coconut fragrance without a lot of complexity.  This is a great hair and body mist for those who don’t want a super strong scent.  My teenage daughter absolutely loves it, and the price is definitely right.

The Strawberry and Cream Ultra Nourishing Hand Cream is a thick and super moisturizing lotion that really softens hands.  Ingredients include mango butter, shea butter and aloe vera so it tackles rough skin and cuticles with ease.

Strawberry & Cream Hand Lotion

Strawberry & Cream Hand Lotion

Strawberry & Cream

Strawberry & Cream Hand Cream

The fragrance in this is again pretty straightforward – it smells like sweetened strawberries.  The scent intensity is a little stronger in the hand cream and it lingers for a long time.  A little bit of this hand cream goes a long way, so the price is excellent and the tube lasts a very long time.

Other scents available from be Delectable include Lemon & Cream and Vanilla & Cream.  Next time you are at Kohl’s be sure to check out this sweet-smelling line, or do a little online shopping at http://be-delectable.com.  - Lisa

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Good to glow! Votre Vu Silk Stockings

It’s still way too hot to wear pantyhose. However, my legs aren’t exactly as perfect looking as they were 20 years ago, so I am always hesitant to go bare. A perfect answer for leg woes was sent to us by Votre Vu, and it has a truly awesome name - Silk Stockings ($34 retail, $24.80 for brand ambassadors).

Votre Vu Silk Stockings

Votre Vu Silk Stockings

Silk Stockings is a glow-tion that takes the place of pantyhose. The lotion is infused with vitamin E and extracts of calendula, linden, chamomile and Saint-John’s-wort, so it’s definitely hydrating and comfortable on. The glow comes from tiny multi-colored shimmers that blur your lines in a way that Robin Thicke would love.

All those gold and blue shimmers give a fabulous glow

All those gold, pink, and blue shimmers give a fabulous glow

It’s not just awesome leg lustre, it’s awesome body lustre. I use it all the time on my arms and decolletage. The bronze shade evens skin tone and covers small imperfections like veins and scars. The effect is slimming and it really looks natural.

Before Silk Stockings

Before Silk Stockings

After Silk Stockings

After Silk Stockings – a subtle but definite difference

Whenever I use a product like this, I worry about it running down my legs if it gets really hot out and I start to sweat. But I have had no issues with Silk Stockings and it doesn’t transfer onto clothing either.

If you want a little bit of help going bare, I highly recommend Votre Vu Silk Stockings. Put this on and you are good to glow!  - Lisa

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ients: Aqua (Purified Water), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane/Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane and PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Dimethicone (and) Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Steareth-20 , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Propylene Glycol Monostearate, Stearic Acid, Steareth-2, Kaolin, Triethanolamine, Sodium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, PEG 10 Soy Bean (Glycine Soja) Sterol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Carboxymethylcellulose, Polysorbate-20, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance, Sodium PCA, Peg-40 Stearate, Lecithin, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Polysorbate-80, Stearyl Alcohol, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower (Chamomile) Extract, Tilia Cordata Flower (Linden) Extract, Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Extract, Hypericum Perforatum (St. John’s Wort) Extract.

Good clean fun with Skinplicity

If you haven’t discovered Etsy.com yet, it’s time to take a look. There are tons of amazing etailers with truly fabulous products from jewelry to clothing to bath and body. Whenever I have some time, I just go and browse through all the fantastic shops. Skinplicity is one to visit – I can’t rave enough about their beautiful vegan soaps and natural bath and body goodies!

Skinplicity

Skinplicity goodies

Diana, the owner of Skinplicity, is an esthetician who creates all of the fantastic, quality soaps, scrubs, and lotions. The look and feel of these products is totally high-end, but the price point is wallet friendly. Diane sent a few items to try and good clean fun commenced. True story – I was talking to my mom and going on and on about how great these were, and she jumped in her car, drove to my house, and tried to take them from me!

Skinplicity

Skinplicity Aromatherapy Body Scrub in Hawaiian Paradise

Skinplicity

inside the jar

The Aromatherapy Body Scrub ($12) is an emulsified sugar scrub that exfoliates with sugar and moisturizes with rice bran oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. It is very gentle and rinses super clean with no oily or greasy residue. The Hawaiian Paradise scent is lovely, a floral/fruit scent with plumaria, melon, coconut, and pineapple. It leaves skin lightly fragranced and ready for a sunset at the beach.

The Aromatherapy Body Scrub is also available in Chocolate Truffle, Citrus Burst, Summer Melon, Lavender Chamomile, Lemon Eucalyptus, Lemongrass Verbena, Milk & Honey, and Garden Mint.

Skinplicity

Skinplicity Lavender Lip Balm

The 100% Organic Lavender Lip Balm ($4) made with fresh local beeswax is a great way to keep lips soft and moisturized. It has all kinds of vitamins and fatty acids that lips just love. Ingredients include shea butter, cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, and vitamin e oil. While the lavender essential oil treats lips, the lip balm doesn’t taste like anything in particular. It does, however, feel like heaven on my lips.

Just now I counted 11 different types of lip balm in the Skinplicity store, including Mango, Tea Tree, Honey Mint, Vanilla, Pecan Pie, Coffee, and even a lip balm for guys.

Skinplicity

Skinplicity Rosehip and Geranium Soap

Skinplicity

the top of the Rosehip and Geranium Soap

I can’t get over the beauty of the Rosehip and Geranium Vegan Soap ($5.50). This is a big, 4 ounce slice of soap encased in a delicate paper box that is so pretty I didn’t even want to remove the soap. The top of the soap has sparkles, ground rosehips, and rose geranium leaves. The scent is just an amazing combination of rose and geranium. It smells like a flower garden in bloom. Put this in a bathroom and it acts like a room freshener!

The soap is made from scratch in small batches. I am truly impressed with the big, thick lather that cleans and moisturizes at the same time. This particular soap has saponified oils of coconut and palm, which means the bar is not super soft so it lasts a long time and it also makes that thick bubbly lather. Rosehips have vitamin C and is a great antioxidant. Geranium is also a fantastic antioxidant for skin.

an even closer look

an even closer look

Oh yeah…did I also say that this bar of soap is GORGEOUS??  And it’s only one of many different varieties that Skinplicity offers. Diane makes soaps with essential oils as well as fragrance oils, so there is something for everyone.

If you love bath and body products, you will love Skinplicity. Head on over to Etsy.com and take a look…there is lots of good clean fun to be found there!  - Lisa

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Rituals Wai Wang Organic Exfoliating Body Scrub

Sometimes a beauty product just bowls me over with amazing, gorgeous packaging. Rituals sent us their Wai Wang (Royal Glow) Organic White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren Exfoliating Body Scrub ($22) and the beauty of the packaging is exceptional.

Rituals

Rituals

On the side of the simple, chic box, there is a Chinese proverb:  If there is light in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.

so beautiful!

so beautiful!

Ok, I’m sold even before I get the box open.

The product itself doesn’t disappoint. The base is a thick, rich cream that has teeny-tiny bits of organic bamboo for exfoliation. It has a wonderful fresh, clean scent. Massaging this on knees, elbows, and feet in the shower perfectly preps them for self-tanner application. I also like to grab this during the day for a quick hand scrub – it’s the perfect antidote to hangnails and dry skin.

The box is awesome, but so is what's inside

The box is awesome, but so is what’s inside

see the tiny bamboo scrubbies?

see the tiny bamboo scrubbies?

Last May, Marcia did an awesome review of the Fortune Scrub and Touch of Happiness Body Cream, be sure to check it out HERE.

You can find this gorgeous body exfoliator and other wonderful Rituals products at their online store, as well as at Barneys and Barneys.com.  - Lisa

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Giveaway alert! ProSonic GLOW Cleansing and Exfoliation System

Who doesn’t want healthy, soft, clean skin? We all do, and thanks to the great folks at ProSonic, you can win a ProSonic GLOW Cleansing and Exfoliation System ($204) to get your best possible skin.

ProSonic Cleansing and Exfoliation System

ProSonic Cleansing and Exfoliation System

With all the great buzz on the internet, we were thrilled when ProSonic sent the system to test – not to mention the giveaway for our readers!  The ProSonic Cleansing and Exfoliation System works for both face and body. The set includes  a Cleansing/Exfoliation Brush that operates at 3 Speeds, along with three different brush heads, a pumice stone, a facial cleanser, and a skin polishing cream.

The ProSonic

The ProSonic

three different speeds

three different speeds

The brush has ‘sonic and multi-directional pulsation & vibration technology’, which makes it six times more effective at cleaning the skin than regular cleansing with a wash cloth. When skin is properly cleansed, it not only looks healthier, but it also helps skin products work more effectively. Plus, regular exfoliation helps to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles by clearing away dead skin cells and allowing for healthy skin cell growth.

The brush is rechargeable and waterproof so you can use it in the shower or bath. It’s also great at reducing razor irritation and ingrown hairs.

senstive skin facial brush

senstive skin facial brush

A huge plus to the ProSonic System is that it really is meant for all skin from head to toe. There are three speeds:  low-speed for sensitive skin, high-speed for normal skin, and body mode for neck, décolleté, elbows and knees.

The face brush (pictured above) cleanses away dirt and oil, prevents breakouts, and exfoliates skin. There are two different face brush heads, one for normal skin and one for sensitive skin.

body brush

body brush

The body brush is larger than the face brushes, and it cleans and massages skin.  It is especially terrific before applying self tanner.

pumice attachment for rough areas

pumice attachment for rough areas

The pumice brush smooths out dry, rough areas like the knees, elbows, and bottoms of the feet.

Microdermabrasion Cream and Botanical Cleanser

Microdermabrasion Cream and Botanical Cleanser

The ProSonic GLOW system also includes a botanical cleanser and a microdermabrasion cream which work for all skin types and are gentle enough to use twice a day.

Today is your lucky day, because you can win a ProSonic GLOW System for yourself! Enter now, and you could find out first hand that the ProSonic does all of these things:

  • Remove dirt and makeup
  • Cleanse and exfoliate skin simultaneously, improving skin texture
  • Promote new skin cell growth, rejuvenating the skin
  • Reduce the appearance of large pores
  • Improve acne and even facial skin tone
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Invigorate the skin from head to toe
  • Smooth rough patches of skin on the body, such as the elbows and feet

Take a few moments to enter — your skin will thank you!  - Lisa

Giveaway open through 7/14/14 at 11:59. p.m. EDT. Winning pick will be verified. Open to US only.

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