VENeffect is anti-aging skincare at its fragrance free best

VENeffect

VENeffect

I will never understand why some cosmetic products are so highly fragranced. I do know that there’s a wide audience for lines like the French ones that have fragrance added but I don’t really get the draw. So many people (like MOI) have negative reactions to the added fragrance. Many can be a skin irritant if you have sensitive skin or rosacea.

When VENeffect offered their skincare line I was thrilled to say yes. I’ve tried several products from them and not only loved them but love the fact that I didn’t have to worry about fragrance. I’m so happy to welcome these back into my life again.veneffectThings to know about VENeffect:

  • The line was created by sisters (Dr. Rebecca Booth and Cecil Booth) who are both in the wellness business.
  • They discovered that women are affected by hormonal aging yet there was little in the way of solutions for it.
  • The Booth sisters created VENeffect as their breakthough anti-aging solution to reverse the signs of hormonal aging. Their goal – to restore skin to peak hormonal vitality.
  • VENeffect is the “only anti-aging skin care line formulated with a unique and powerful blend of 100% natural phytoestrogens to enhance collagen and improve elasticity in skin.”
  • VENeffect is hypoallergenic, synthetic fragrance free, gluten free, and paraben free. Made in the USA.

I’ve been using 3 VENeffect products while my blog partner Lisa has been using several others. Between the two of us you’ll be learning a lot about why we’re so impressed with these skincare wonders. Today you get me, Marcia.

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser (veneffect.com)

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser (veneffect.com)

First they got me with the name since anything that will minimize my pores is wanted in my life. I used to have extremely oily skin. As I’ve aged my skin has become normal to dry but my pores still plague me.

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

The ingredients in this gel cleanser are what makes it a hit for me.

  • Willow bark helps minimize the appearance of pores, removes excess sebum, and fights shine
  • Phytoestrogens, including soy and pomegranate, enhance luminosity
  • Pomegranate enzymes remove dead skin cells, revealing healthy skin
  • Cucumber and grapefruit extracts refresh and renew
VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

The cleanser lathers nicely yet never makes my skin feel taut. Sadly I have to use a razor on my upper lip to remove the hair that should be on my eyebrows. I find this to be a perfect shave cream for my face since there’s no irritation and the razor just glides along. It’s too expensive to use anywhere else but it’s my face that I’m most concerned about.

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer is a luxury I am absolutely savoring.

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

This anti-aging moisturizer is a fragrance free delight to use. It’s as light as whipped cream and just as rich. It feels so marvelous on my skin. In the morning I use a serum first, then apply VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer, and then a sunscreen. In the evening I use 1 or 2 serums and then this moisturizer. My face looks luminous and feels soft and hydrated. I can’t begin to tell you how much this has done for my skin.

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

It’s loaded with peptides, protein, and nourishing ingredients. With weather getting warmer it’s the perfect texture.

  • Enhances skin’s elasticity
  • Phytoestrogens are known to boost collagen production
  • Promotes hyaluronic acid production, the building block of dewy young skin
  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brightens and evens out skin tone
  • Restores skin to the healthy glow of peak vitality
    VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment is the perfect finish to my trio. I am an adamant eye cream user and am willing to spend whatever it takes to have ones I love.

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

    When you find out that this eye treatment works to target fine lines, crow feet, and wrinkles you’ll see you need to try this for yourself.

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

     

    Ingredients include Resveratrol, Antioxidants, Dimethicone, Biotin, Peptides, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera. This helps firm your undereye area and replenish the moisture around your eyes. Since your undereyes have the thinnest skin on your face you want to treat them with loving care.

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

    VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment

    This doesn’t interfere with my makeup at all. I let it sit for a few minutes as I’m doing my eyes and then I’m ready to go with soft smoother and brighter skin under my eyes. At night I’m using a caffeine serum from The Ordinary first and then VENeffect Anti-Aging Eye Treatment and they work beautifully together.

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser, Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer, Eye Treatment

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser, Anti-Aging Intensive Moisturizer, Eye Treatment

I am happy to recommend this luxury line. The products help me hide my age from the masses and feel good about how my skin looks and feels. Fragrance be gone, long live VENeffect.  —  Marcia

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MinxNY has added clean fun to my life – and this giveaway could add it to your life

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Have you heard of MinxNY? They have a new Spa Collection that makes getting clean fun! Not only are these products fun but they are so reasonably priced that having them will make you one thrilled lady. And it keeps getting better because MinxNY Spa Collection is currently on sale for 20% off.

There are 3 items that they sent – one for me and one for our giveaway winner.

MinxNY Spa Collection

MinxNY Spa Collection

The SPA SHOWER CAP is the cutest and most substantial shower cap I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. I only wash my hair a few times a week so a shower cap is a necessity for me when taking a shower. How great is it to get out of your shower and see yourself saying HELLO GORGEOUS! Ain’t that the truth.

Minx Spa Shower Cap

Minx Spa Shower Cap

Minx Spa Shower Cap

Minx Spa Shower Cap

Outside you have a waterproof protective covering while inside you’ll find a soft cotton-polyester terry lining. The terry cloth helps wick away any moisture so you come out dry and gorgeous!

MinxNY Spa Shower Cap

MinxNY Spa Shower Cap

It even comes with a sturdy travel bag so you have no excuse not to take it on a vacation.

WIPE OUT! MAKE-UP REMOVER CLOTH is a Kissable product! Everyone will want to kiss your soft skin after you’ve used this. And you’ll want to feel how soft your face is after the gentle exfoliation.

MinxNY Kissable Make-Up Remover Cloth

MinxNY Kissable Make-Up Remover Cloth

This 2-in-1 cleansing cloth is available in pink or blue and does double duty. Use it to remove makeup without cleanser and/or you can use this as an exfoliator cloth. The steps are easy.

MinxNY Kissable Make-Up Remover Cloth

MinxNY Kissable Make-Up Remover Cloth

Wet the cloth and rub it outwardly across your face and neck. Rewet the cloth, squeeze and let the cosmetics go down the drain. Keep doing that until the water runs clear.

MinxNY Kissable Make-Up Remover Cloth

MinxNY Kissable Make-Up Remover Cloth

Now to exfoliate turn it to the other side and repeat but this time add your facial cleanser onto the Wipeout Cleansing Cloth. Now use it going INWARDS on your face. So you’re going in the opposite direction to very gently exfoliate. There’s nothing harsh about it. When you’ve squeezed out the water just hang it to air dry.

MinxNY Kissables Exfoliating Mitt

MinxNY Kissables Exfoliating Mitt

Let’s not forget your body and for that there’s the KISSABLES EXFOLIATING MITT. While this can be used on your face too it’s your body that’s going to love this gentle but efficient exfoliation mitt.

MinxNY Kissables Exfoliating Mitt

MinxNY Kissables Exfoliating Mitt

I love this and love that I can use this over and over again. The mitt fits securely but not tightly over your hand. You have the option of using a cleanser or just lukewarm water. Rub it over your skin and you’ve quickly exfoliated. You’ll be surprised how many layers of dead skin will be removed without you feeling uncomfortable.

MinxNY Kissables Exfoliating Mitt

MinxNY Kissables Exfoliating Mitt

The mitt itself is 100% Viscose and feels gentle against your skin but don’t worry since it has a job and it does that job well. If you have ingrown hairs expect them to be long gone after this Exfoliating Mitt.

MinxNY Spa Collection

MinxNY Spa Collection

I’m excited that I’ve been introduced to MinxNY and their Spa Collection. There’s nothing like a beauty day at home and they’ve contributed to mine for sure.  —  Marcia

Now for the good news! MinxNY has sent me a second set just for one of our subscribers. The winner will receive all three of these products to have their own Spa Days at home. US only. You m.u.s.t. be a Beauty Info Zone email subscriber and you must comment. I seem to say that every other day but some people don’t follow those simple rules and they always get disqualified! Don’t let that be you. This giveaway is open through 5/25/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. All directions are in the Rafflecopter.

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Drugstore find alert: Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser and Gentle Moisturizing Cream

Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser and Gentle Moisturizing Cream

I used to be such a skin care snob. I would never, ever use any drugstore skin care. Blogging has cured me of my narrow-minded ways…well, blogging and excellent drug store lines like Aquation.  Aquation has fantastic products at even better prices. You can find this line at Amazon, Meijer, and Walmart, and it’s one you want to be on the lookout for because you just can’t beat the value and the quality.

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Aquation Gentle Moisturizing CleanserThe Aquation Moisturizing Cleanser (16 0z. $8) is a super gentle, excellent fragrance-free cleanser for very sensitive and very dry skin. I have confused skin – sometimes it’s pretty dry, other times it’s as oily as a teenager, but whatever the mood it seems to love this cleanser. It leaves skin cleansed and hydrated. It removes makeup easily, even eye makeup without stinging eyes.

Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cream

Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cream

Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cream

The Aquation Gentle Moisturizing Cream (16 0z. for $22) is a terrific, super rich moisturizer that works wonders on very dry skin. If you have cracked skin or suffer from eczema, I would recommend checking out this fragrance-free jar of loveliness. It’s great on rashes and itchy skin. Slather some on and it works for a good 24 hours, with ingredients including ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and marine algae. While it’s very rich, it isn’t greasy. This big tub is a big home run!

Don’t be a skincare snob – be a skincare smarty pants and get yourself these excellent products from Aquation. You are going to love them and your skin is is going to love them even more.  – Lisa

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Gentle Moisturizing Cleanser Ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Sorbitol, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Ceramide NP, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Oleic Acid, Ceramide AP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Ceramide EOP, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polysorbate 20, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Phenylpropanol, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Gentle Moisturizing Cream Ingredients:  Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxides, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Ceramide NP, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Oleic Acid, Ceramide AP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Carbomer, Ceramide EOP, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-3 Laurate, Potassium Phosphate, Dipotassium Phosphate, Phenylpropanol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin

My Kleraderm facial and a fantastic giveaway!!

One of my favorite ways to treat myself is with a facial. The price point for facials now is pretty crazy — at least $100 and in my area upwards of $350. To really get the benefits of a facial, it’s important to go regularly – like once a month. But who has a monthly facial budget of $350? Well, if you live in the Detroit area you are in for a treat – you can get a $350 facial from Kleraderm for just $38! Not only that, but four lucky BIZ readers will win a Collagen Cleansing Milk.  Read on!!

The gorgeous Joanne Recchia, owner of Kleraderm

The gorgeous Joanne Recchia, owner of Kleraderm

I’ve often posted about Kleraderm, one of my favorite skin care lines ever. Joanne Recchia-Kallabat, owner of Kleraderm here in the states, runs the counters at both the Somerset Nordstrom and the Partridge Creek Nordstrom in Michigan. Joanne is many things to me. She is my skin care mentor; her knowledge of ingredients and treatments for the skin is astounding. She is the best facialist I have ever met. And she is a truly kind and good person, someone I am so proud to have as a friend.

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What I love so much about Kleraderm is that Joanne is honestly all about finding the very best products for you. Kleraderm is a huge line that addresses many different skin conditions and Joanne works with each customer personally via samples until she allows you (I am not kidding) to buy something. If you don’t live in the Detroit area, no worries – just call Joanne (586-337-7100) or email her at joannerecchia@comcast.net and she will work with you to figure out which products are right for your skin. She is big on samples – she insists that you try before you buy, her focus is on YOU, not your pocketbook!

Here is a quick recap of the facial I got the other day:

First, Joanne cleansed my skin with Kleraderm Pale Rose Cleansing Milk. Most of Kleraderm cleansers are a “milky” cream, which throws people off sometimes. I think we are used to clear cleansers so it’s tough to imagine that a cream can deep pore cleanse skin while keeping the hydro-lipid layer intact (also known as the natural mantel).

The very first layer of our skin is made up of a microscopic water layer (the hydro-lipid layer) and it needs to be there to help skin keep the right balance of natural oil and water, while at the same time keeping in vital energy and keeping out free radicals. Kleraderm cleansing milks do just that.Kleraderm facial
After my face was properly cleansed Joanne added glycolic acid 20% and let it sit for 6 minutes. Glycolic is the healthiest for skin when it is in its natural form. Many different types of glycolic are used in skin care products with other compounds and that’s what makes the skin turn red and peel after the treatments. Our bodies pH balance is 5.5 – anything less is water and anything more is acid. The scale goes to up to 8 and Kleraderm glycolic pH is 7.8, which makes this glycolic in its most natural form. When applied you might feel the sensation of the glycolic such as tingling, itching, and slight burning, and the skin will appear red. Once removed, the skin goes back to normal without suffering from prolonged redness and peeling.

Kleraderm Vitalize Cream Mask
Using the glycolic as the driver to help push all the active ingredients through the skin, Joanne added Vitalize Cream Mask on top of the glycolic. Vitalize has everything skin needs:  Alpha-lipoic acids and Vitamin C, the entire B group, vitamins E and D along with vitamin F which is a cell nourisher. Joanne told me that it is very important during facials to replenish topical nourishment.

Then Joanne added Native Collagen, a water-soluble bio-identical collagen. This collagen wraps around the body’s own collagen fibers and gives skin firmness and helps to bring back the skin’s own natural complexion color. Skin becomes firmer and more radiant.  All of this was done in just the first six minutes! After skin is rinsed from glycolic, usually the next step is to neutralize the skin to bring back its pH balance; Joanne did not have to do this to my skin because of the pureness of the Kleraderm glycolic.

Joanne then added a Kleraderm anti-age mask made from compressed collagen and polysaccharides.  Polysaccharides are a complex carbohydrate chain that bind together and form around collagen and elastin fibers, which helps to firm and strengthen weak collagen & elastin fibers. This mask looks like a thin sheet of paper made up of strands of fibers weaved together. She cut this fiber type paper to fit over areas of my face and held them into place with Botofit Topical Botox Alternative Serum. Once this mask was placed all around my face she activated it with warm water. The warm water turns the fiber sheets into a powerful gel.Kleraderm Anti-Age Mask

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

Joanne gently massaged the gel into my skin and once it seemed my skin was absorbing the gel she quickly added Ysaline topical filler mask. Then she put warm towels on my face and the heat from the towels drove the active ingredients deeper into the superficial layers of the skin.

Kleraderm Cryogenic MaskShe kept the warm towels on my skin for another 15 minutes. Once my skin had been wiped clean of any left-over anti-age mask, she re-applied the Botofit Serum and then applied Kleraderm Cryogenic Vitamin C Mask. These cryogenic masks are powerful and start off in powder form, but when mixed with water the active ingredients become alive and bursting with powerful antioxidants and vitamin C. When mixed the mask is active and Joanne only has 70 seconds to get it on my face. The mask is cold and feels like ice to me…the cold takes down any cellular inflammation that is going on deep down, plus it helps in the delivery of vitamin C. By the way, Vitamin C is good for skin but it’s not stable which means when you have a Vitamin C cream or serum every time you open the jar the vitamin C dissipates into the atmosphere. After a few months of opening the jar, you might have nothing left but the cream that the vitamin C came in.

Ok, so back to the facial – the Kleraderm Cryogenic Vitamin C Mask delivers 100% vitamin C and the colder the masks gets, the deeper it’s going into the skin. Once skin has taken in all the active ingredients from the cryogenic mask, it turns into a rubber-like substance. It’s then removed with one sweeping motion, much like a huge Biore strip. After the mask has been removed it keeps on working for up to three days.

After all my treatments and masks, Joanne then applied eye gel, which gives immediate results and lifts and firms skin above and under the eyes. She then topped that with eye cream that delivers hydration and helps to lighten and brighten skin around eye area.

With Joanne Recchia after my Kleraderm facial

With Joanne Recchia after my Kleraderm facial

Then Joanne applied Botofit Serum again all over my face and let it penetrate for few minutes. She then applied Botofit Cream, which is not as powerful as the serum but she likes to include this product after a facial because it helps the skin look very bright and gives it a healthy glow. Finally, Joanne applied Ysaline Topical Filler Cream, which is loaded with omega 3-6-9 fatty acids that rush back to skin’s surface and sort of irons skin from the inside out.

I was astounded at how incredible my skin looked afterward!  I never go ANYWHERE without makeup, but I had no problem doing so that day.

Kleraderm Collagen Cleansing Milk

Kleraderm products are superb. They actually deliver results; the brand loyalty is off charts.  This line is famous for its happy customers who are all very committed to the line and very loyal. You can win yourself one of my favorite Kleraderm products, the Collagen Cleansing Milk. In fact, four US BIZ subscribers will win this awesome prize.  Collagen Cleansing Milk is made of marine collagen, which cleanses without destroying the hydro lipidic skin layer, which is needed to help water and oil levels on the skin stay balanced. It also keeps free radicals from forming.  Cleansing with collagen milk ensures your skin is deeply clean, soft, and supple.

This giveaway is open for those in the Continental US and ends Monday March 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If our comment section closes please email us your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it KLERADERM. Be sure you click “I commented” when you do this or Rafflecopter won’t recognize your entry. Good luck for some great skin!!  – Lisa

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*giveaway prizes courtesy of the amazing Joanne at Kleraderm USA

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FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day Flawless Face Polish makes a great addition to my skincare life

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FarmHouse Fresh is the one brand that changed my mind about fragranced products. When this blog was started almost 7 years ago I refused to use anything with a fragrance to it. You’ve probably noticed that my blog partner Lisa is the only one that reviews any true fragrances and at least 80% of scented products. After her second (or so) FarmHouse Fresh review she insisted that I take one of the products to try out. Well Lisa was right and I’ve been on the FarmHouse Fresh bandwagon ever since.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day

FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day

During the scurry of buying for the winter holidays FarmHouse Fresh had some amazing extras with purchases. At first I bought my essentials like FarmHouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Body Scrub and another amazing body oil (this time in Clementine) and received a great gwp. More offers came in and I couldn’t resist so while looking around I noticed One Fine Day Flawless Face Polish and knew that was going in my cart.

So many reasons that I’m glad I bought this! It’s both a cleanser and exfoliator in one. It’s gentle as can be so I can and have used it daily. It washes off so easily without leaving behind little scrubbies. I always use a wash cloth or preferably The Body Shop Luxury Flannel Washcloth which is more like a shammy in the way it works.

The Body Shop Luxury Flannel Facial Washcloth

The Body Shop Luxury Flannel Facial Washcloth

The texture of One Fine Day is unlike any other cleanser I’ve tried. It’s almost balm like without being a balm. It’s very thick and you only need to scoop out a small amount for your entire face.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day

FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day

Wet your face with warm water and apply the cleanser with your fingers. I start in a circular motion and am able to exfoliate my face without it feeling rough at all. I still use another exfoliator on some mornings when I’m in the shower and can wash off a heavier one but this is perfect for daily use.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day

FarmHouse Fresh One Fine Day

Now let me address the fragrance which I can do in one word – yummy – but of course that’s not enough. It’s sweet because it’s a sugar scrub but it also contains a hint of natural grapefruit and citrus oils. And if you get some on your lips just lick it off since it tastes sugary and not bitter.

One Fine Day is good for all skin types, even those of you who might have rosacea. It helps to reduce redness with its gentleness. It hasn’t ever stripped my skin, instead it’s left it feeling soft and hydrated. One Fine Day is 98.5% natural, and like all FarmHouse Fresh products, it is Paraben and Sulfate Free.

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day Shea Sugar Face Polish

Farmhouse Fresh One Fine Day Shea Sugar Face Polish

FarmHouse Fresh even told us how the product got its name: “Shea butter’s many vitamins quickly penetrate to nourish skin while the micro sugar crystals clear the way for having one truly fine day.”

If you haven’t gotten onto FarmHouse Fresh’s mailing list you need to consider that since they often do gifts that you won’t be able to resist. I’m glad I didn’t resist and found a cleansing exfoliator that makes my day just fine.  —  Marcia

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Appriya Transformative Skincare introduction with a giveaway

Appriya Transformative Skincare, Mineral products

Appriya Transformative Skincare, Mineral products

We’d like to introduce you to APPRIYA, a skincare brand that Beauty Info Zone was sent to test. The happy news is that the company sent us several of their best products for a giveaway. We love spoiling our readers with giveaways and we love testing and learning about a company as unique as Appriya.

Appriya is different than the other products we use because it’s based on water. Not just any water though but the untouched mineral waters that create the basis of their line.

Appriya water is rich in restorative natural nano like particles. These biodegradable nano like particles dissolve into the skin, enhancing the efficiency of each product’s active ingredients and ensuring a perfect and even application of every cream, serum and tonic.The skin absorbs the minerals from our water to detoxify the complexion, reduce inflammation, boost moisture retention and supplement collagen and elastic fibers for healthier skin. Bursting with the optimal balance of ionic dissolved minerals, Appriya water offers the most hydration and moisture with its neutral pH and biodegradable properties.
 There are 5 products in the Appriya mineral line and all contain silica. Silica has many properties that fortify and nourish our skin, nails, and hair. It invigorates collagen and boosts the elastin that’s deep within our skin.
MARCIA shares Appriya Mineral Tonic, Mineral Complex Serum and Delicate Zone Mineral Serum while LISA shares Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse and Comprehensive Mineral Day and Night Cream
Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse and Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream
Appriya Mineral Tonic and Mineral Serums

Appriya Mineral Tonic and Mineral Serums

APPRIYA MINERAL CLEANSING MOUSSE

Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse

($59.00)  I absolutely love this cleansing mousse. It has coconut and fruit sugars which help dissolve oil and dirt, along with vitamin E to help protect skin. The mousse is beautiful foamy goodness that works great with my Luna. I have tons of cleansers but I reach for this one all the time. Ingredients include: Coco Glucoside, which is derived from coconut and fruit sugars and provides hydration and helps maintain skin elasticity while controlling oil production. Allantoin, which is derived from the Comfrey Root-this botanical extract is an excellent soothing and healing agent. Vitamin E, which is a nutrient and antioxidant that defends against free radicals and other environmental damaging effects.

APPRIYA MINERAL TONIC

Appriya Mineral Tonic

Appriya Mineral Tonic

The secret to Appriya Mineral Tonic lies in the Appriya water that’s in every Appriya product. The water is pure and untouched but gathers its essence by the way it flows across ancient marble where it becomes enriched with silica and hydrogen peroxide.

The ingredients within are what makes this a unique toner: Cucumber Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Mushroom Extract, Niacinamide, Fermented Soy, and Vitamin C. Each has a job but combine to make sure that your skin remains calm and hydrated. The Niacinamide helps with acne even. The formula refines your skin’s texture and adds to the hydration level. I use this mostly at night to make sure that the remainder of my cosmetics are removed leaving my skin more hydrated. There’s a very light fragrance that’s gone quickly.

APPRIYA COMPREHENSIVE MINERAL DAY & NIGHT CREAM

Appriya Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night CreamAppriya Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream

($189.00)  This is pretty spendy, but hey – it’s infused with colloidal gold! This ingredient plus a host of others create a truly elegant formula that does everything good you could wish for in a skin cream: boosts elasticity, fades wrinkles, evens skin tone, soothes skin and plumps it up. Check out all this goodness:  Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which helps even skin tone, improves skins moisture and reduces the appearance of acne. Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parki), embodied with Vitamins A and E, moisturizes the skin and reduces inflammation. Glycolic Acid, which treats acne and oiliness, diminishes blackheads, minimizes pores, and reduces fine lines. Hibiscin Seed Extract (Hibiscus Esculentus), which strengthens weak skin, and has a strong immediate tensor effect. Colloidal Gold, which helps firm skin and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Evening Primrose Seed Extract (Oenothera Biennis), which improves acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, which stimulates collagen and elastin fibroblast to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

I am very impressed with this beautiful moisturizer and I know you will be too!

APPRIYA MINERAL COMPLEX SERUM

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

While there are two serums from the Mineral line they are used for different purposes. Mineral Complex Serum is a great facial serum that’s especially good for dry skin. The ingredients are extremely hydrating and nurturing. Aloe, Horse Chestnut Extract and Niacinamide are the hydrating ingredients along with Appriya Water. These are native Thai elements that have been recognized to reduce redness, to calm and to soothe. The Niacinamide helps balance the moisture content so you look more radiant.

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

But there’s more!! Coconut Oil, Lotus Flower Extract and Evening Primrose Seed Extract are all indigenous to Thailand and work together to diminish wrinkles and give you a brighter and more balanced skin tone. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t take long to be absorbed into your skin; as you can see from the ingredients there is a light floral fragrance that is appealing.

APPRIYA DELICATE ZONE MINERAL SERUM

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Delicate Zone Mineral Serum is almost as nourishing as Mineral Complex Serum but it’s intended for different areas. The work accomplished is the same in both as they help to rejuvenate, pamper and restore radiance. Delicate Zone can be used near your eyes, on your neck and decollete. I’ve used it on my face too actually.

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

As well as the Appriya water it contains Anti-Aging Plant Stem Cells that are derived from Apple Fruit Cell Culture Extract – powerful anti-oxidants that help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains Squalene that helps fight free radicals and smooth the look of fine lines. The Squalene is plant derived unlike others. Follow the two serums with the Comprehensive Day & Night Cream for maximum benefit.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: One US subscriber will win both the Cleansing Mousse and the Day & Night Cream. In addition they will win one of the two serums of their choice. Another subscriber will win the second serum. Because of the weight we have to make this a US only giveaway. To enter you have 2 requirements: subscribe by EMAIL to Beauty Info Zone and comment. All other items in the Rafflecopter give you more chances to win, especially with Twitter since you can do that daily. This giveaway ends on 1/30/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Remember you can’t win if you aren’t honest!

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*products provided by Appriya for review and giveaway

Go a little crazy with Mad Hippie in your life

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser and Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser and Mad Hippie Eye Cream

It’s nice to be back to our regularly scheduled programming now that the holiday frenzy has passed. For the last few months it seemed like the products I’ve been using haven’t gotten any love on the blog but I’m ready to remedy that with these MAD HIPPIE products that I was sent and have been using. Great skin has been foremost on my mind in order to look and feel good for all the fun times of November/December.                                                                        samples

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There is something so inviting about Mad Hippie products. I don’t know if it’s their colorful and enticing packaging or their wonderful stances about only using the safest and most effective ingredients there are. Maybe it’s that they want to leave the world a more beautiful place than when they started. Every time you buy from their website they donate $1 from each product to The Wildlife Conservation Network. Doing good for you and for the world we live in.

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

Of the two products that I was sent to review my favorite is the Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser. This feels so different on my skin than any other cleanser I’ve tried. It feels like I’ve wrapped my face in warmth. It just envelops my skin with a rich creamy feeling. It’s a very hydrated feeling. Mad Hippie says it’s “a gentle, balancing cream that removes free radicals & impurities while moisturizing & healing”. I say that this feels luxurious and expensive belying it’s $15.99 cost.

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser Ingredients

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser Ingredients

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

There are so many cleansers that are drying but this Cream Cleanser is soft and enveloping. It’s great for all skin types even though it’s stated on the box that it’s for normal to dry skin. The 5 actives that help rejuvenate your skin are Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, Macadamia Oil, & Orchid Extract. This does have a mild fragrance to it but nothing I found to interfere with my nose’s sensitivity.

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

I’m always mad for eye cream and the MAD HIPPIE EYE CREAM ($24.99) is no different. I’m enjoying this immensely. The ingredients on this sold me even though it does have a noticeable fragrance. But I can’t argue with results and I can’t argue with these ingredients:

Matrixyl Synthe ‘6Advanced peptide works to naturally smooth the skin & reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Regu-age – Peptide complex that reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Syn-Eye Peptide designed to quickly reduce the appearance of both discoloration & wrinkles around the eyes.

Chamomile Extract – Provides thin protective shield, while naturally soothing and calming the skin.

Pomegranate – Potent antioxidant that is a high source of ellagic acid, believed to mediate the effects of ultraviolet rays & even skin tone.

Vitamin C –  Antioxidant powerhouse that aids in the synthesis of collagen, while it works to inhibit photoaging.  Helps reduce the appearance of discoloration while brightening the appearance of the skin.

Wheat Protein – Works to tighten the skin and aid in hydration.

Vitamin B3 – Energizes the skin, helps even skin tone & reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

Argan Oil – Natural healing agent from Northern Africa.  High source of vitamin E, essential fatty acids & phytosterols.  Works to moisturize & soothe the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

White Tea – Strong antioxidant with natural anti-carcinogenic qualities that works to neutralize free radicals and help prevent UV damage.

Ceramide – Supports the renewal of the skin’s natural protective layer by forming a thin lipid barrier that holds in moisture, while protecting & healing the skin.

Vitamin E – Contains powerful anti aging & anti carcinogenic properties.  Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles while works to neutralize aging free radicals.

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

The packaging is exactly how you want your products to be packaged. Each time I pump it I get enough product for both eyes and it’s always fresh and uncontaminated.

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

This has been most helpful for dark circles and hydration under my eyes. With a birthday popping up very soon I don’t want my eyes to be the give away of my age. Live dangerously and add a little Mad Hippie to your life.  —  Marcia

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