SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Vegan Exfoliating Cleansing Oil

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

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I’ve tried many scrubs in my time. Dense scrubs, salt scrubs, sugar scrubs but never a vegan exfoliating cleansing oil. Yes, you read that right- an exfoliating oil AND it comes in a tube not a jar so there is no mixing for you to do. Once you squeeze SpaRitual  Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil out, you see a thickish base with finely ground coconut shells suspended in the formula. Brilliant! The thick oil changes to a milky emulation once you apply it onto wet skin.

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

This limited edition is lightly scented with passionfruit which adds a delicate aroma to your bathing experience. More importantly the scrub is gentle and leaves your skin soft and smooth.  And it rinses easily down the drain leaving no mess behind.

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

‘The SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Cleansing Oil scrub is 74% organic and 99% nature derived. It is formulated with finely ground coconut shells to gently exfoliate and buff away dead skin. Scented with a 100% plant derived passionfruit aromatic blend, blue agave extract soothes and nourishes the skin, certified organic goji berry is rich in amino acids to help plump skin and certified organic pomegranate provides antioxidants leaving skin with a healthy glow.

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

SpaRitual Passionfruit Agave Exfoliating Body Oil

The SPARITUAL story is  told this way “WE are here to remind you (and us too) of the importance of slowing down every so often so you can reset, recharge, rebalance and recalibrate and get back out there again to make it happen. WE are Activists for Self-Care, because we know that we must care for our self in deep and meaningful ways in order to best care for others and life itself.”

I was lucky enough to be sent this delicious product and I’m anxious to explore their other “states of slow beauty” so I can experience the four R’s. Really!  –  Phyllis
*sent for consideration

 

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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*products sent for consideration and to facilitate review

FarmHouse Fresh This Bunny Loves You wins my Makeup Wars battle

This week Makeup Wars chose the topic of favorite scrubs and exfoliators. I thought and thought about what to share and had several choices but FarmHouse Fresh won my heart with THIS BUNNY LOVES YOU Soft Skin Gift Set. When this set was sent everything else flew from my mind and I couldn’t think of anything else that I wanted to share besides this.

FarmHouse Fresh This Bunny Loves You Gift Set

FarmHouse Fresh This Bunny Loves You Gift Set

If you’ve read Beauty Info Zone then you know that FarmHouse Fresh is the brand that changed my mind about fragranced products. Once Lisa talked me into trying their Watermelon Basil Body Scrub I was sold. I’m pretty sure she’s sorry about that because we now have to fight over who is the one who can keep this as part of their bath and body routine.

This Bunny Loves You is a gift set for you or for someone you do love. It would make a great Mother’s Day gift as well. It contains 2 full size products ($36). Inside you’ll find Sweet Cream Fine Body Scrub and Fluffy Bunny Shea Butter Hand Cream plus on the outside you’ll find a great wooden spoon meant to mix the scrub.

FarmHouse Fresh This Bunny Loves You Gift Set

FarmHouse Fresh This Bunny Loves You Gift Set

It’s the Sweet Cream body scrub that is the most loved product in this box for me. While FarmHouse Fresh has many products in this fragrance this is the first time I’ve had the pleasure to use it.

FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Cream Fine Body Scrub

FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Cream Fine Body Scrub

Let’s talk about the wonderful scent. It’s reminds me of sugar and cream and everything nice. It’s a sweet fragrance even though it’s a sea salt exfoliator. FarmHouse Fresh scrubs separate in the jar so you need to mix them up which is where the great wooden spoon comes in.

FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Cream Fine Body Scrub

FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Cream Fine Body Scrub

FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Cream Fine Body Scrub

FarmHouse Fresh Sweet Cream Fine Body Scrub

Mix up the fine grain fresh sea salt and rice bran oil and you’re on your way to a lightweight, non-greasy soft feeling. I love this all over my body and it leaves me with a fragrance that lasts throughout the day. You can even use this at your sink to exfoliate your hands and/or feet to keep them soft and smooth.fhf this bunny loves you box info

While Fluffy Bunny Shea Butter Hand Cream doesn’t officially fit in this week’s Makeup Wars it’s worth knowing about. FHF makes several hand creams and Fluffy Bunny fits in perfectly for spring. The scent is described as a Lavender-Mint Julep (Kentucky Derby anyone??).

FarrmHouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream

FarrmHouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream

FarmHouse Fresh Hand Creams are loaded with supple shea and cocoa butter and Vitamin E packed jojoba and soybean oils along with Aloe to help with skin irritation. They are created to help with even super dry skin yet they aren’t greasy. Within minutes of massaging this in you can go about your business.

FarrmHouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream

FarrmHouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream

FarrmHouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream is 96% natural and like all their products are paraben free, sulfate free, and of course cruelty free.

FarrmHouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream

FarrmHouse Fresh Fluffy Bunny Hand Cream

While you can buy these products separately if you are in need of a gift then This Bunny Loves You will win you extra points! If you are like me and love a body scrub then Sweet Cream is going to thrill your body and senses. Can you see why I couldn’t get this out of my mind for Makeup Wars?  —  Marcia

Join us and get scrubbed and exfoliated!!


sent for review consideration

 

Eliminating ingrown hair with My Skin & Co

My Skin and CoThere isn’t much I hate more than ingrown hairs.  Well, there’s also razor bumps, irritation, red bumps…it’s all awful.  There is a really cool line called My Skin & Co. which has nothing but products to help create skin that doesn’t get irritated by waxing, shaving, or threading.  The line was actually created for actors and models to help create perfect skin for photo shoots.  They recently sent me a few products to try, and I am very impressed.

My Skin and Co Exfoliation ScrubMy Skin and Co Exfoliating Scrub 2My Skin and Co Exfoliating Scrub 3First, there is the Exfoliating Scrub.  This is a creamy lotion with little scrubbies that remove dead skin and anything that blocks hair growth, which could cause congestion, irritation, and infection. It is great for sensitive skin and I have no problem using it over areas that are already inflamed and irritated – oh that dreaded razor burn! – and it works on all areas from the face to the underarms to the bikini line.  Oh, and did I mention that this is just as awesome for men as it is for women?  You are going to end up arm wrestling your guy for this, believe me.

My Skin and Co Roll On 2My Skin and Co Roll OnFollow the Exfoliating Scrub with the super convenient Roll-on Clinical Strength Liquid Treatment.  This liquid continues to fight and get rid of dead skin cells, as well as reducing redness and soothing irritation.  You roll this on twice a day until skin is all back to normal.

My Skin and Co AFter the Wax After the Razor CreamMy Skin and Co After the Wax After the Razor Cream 2I am also impressed with the After the Wax/After the Razor Women’s Cream.  This is a deliciously soothing cream that you put on immediately following shaving or waxing, and it makes skin incredibly happy.  It has wonderful ingredients like certified organic tea tree oil and Moroccan Oil, and it’s truly a skin savior.

If you have any issues at all with ingrown hair, razor bumps, or skin irritation, here’s your answer!!  You can find all My Skin & Co. products online at gomyskin.com and at Amazon.com.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration, affiliate links

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel and Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-Gel

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel and Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-GelThe Body Shop is always a favorite line of mine not only because I love their products but also because I love their mission. They aren’t just here to make your skin better — they are here to make the world better too. The Body Shop was the first to engage in fair trade in beauty and they have had my heart since the 1980’s.                                                                                                           #TheBodyShopProvidedProduct

The Body Shop has two new skin care launches that are notable in their ingenuity. Of course, they are enhanced with products from The Body Shop’s Community Trade Program and the products are never tested on animals. They sent me these two new products, and for me one was a total miss and the other was a hit.The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel

The NEW Drops of Youth™ Youth Liquid Peel ($25) is a gel exfoliator that peels off dead skin and excess oils. You smooth this on clean, dry skin, then massage it in for a few minutes. The gel lifts off all the crap that is clogging your skin, then you rinse it off for a smoother, less congested visage.  People definitely seem to like it –

Instantly feels like dead skin cells are lifted (88% agree*)
Peels off impurities and pollutants (88% agree*)
Skin feels cleansed from day’s pollution (86% agree*)
*when tested on 109 women

However, this didn’t work for me. It was fine up until the rinsing off stage. I could not get all the clumps of gel and dead skin to rinse off no matter what I did! I ended up using my Luna, rewashing my face, using makeup remover…I still have some remainders along my chin line. It’s just bizarre.  Maybe it’s my wonky skin and you will have a totally different experience, but this was a real bummer for me.

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-GelI had a different experience with the Oils of Life™ NEW Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-Gel ($32). This is a gel eye treatment that has a light and airy texture. It’s really cool – you can see the tiny shimmers in it that also help brighten the eye area.   The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-GelThe Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-Gel

Again, people seem to really like this product –

  • Eye life for your eyes
  • Eye contour looks smoother – 100%*
  • Radiance appears revived – 96% agree*
  • Dark circles appear faded – 90% agree*
  • Wrinkles appear smoother – 87% agree**
    *Results of Eye-Cream Gel self-assessments on the eye contour – 50 women
    ** Results of Eye-Cream Gel self-assessments on the eye contour – 100 women

And with this one, I agree! This eye gel/cream feels cool when applied and it calms down puffiness. It’s very hydrating so fine lines and wrinkles are plumped up and the tiny shimmers really lighten the eye area and counter any dark circles. Hooray, it’s a winner!!

You can find The Body Shop products at malls throughout the world as well as online.  – Lisa

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Treat yourself right. Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body and Camille Beckman Beauty Bath

Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body set

Treating yourself to a delightful little extravagance every once in a while is the best way to escape all the stress and anxiety that comes from watching the news these days…or even just reading your Facebook feed. I was recently sent two absolute gems that make me feel pampered and relaxed, and I highly recommend them both for escaping our current rather bizarre reality.                     samples

I am obsessed about the new Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body® set ($30). First of all, the packaging is adorable. The neat little box contains two glass jars of herbal goodness:  Sweet Soy Orange & Calendula Oil and Hot Toddy Body Scrub. You mix the dry scrub with the oil to create an exfoliating therapy scrub that makes skin soft, increases circulation, and makes you feel all warm inside and out.Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setWhile you can use a dish, I just mix the Cinnamon, Orange & Clove Body Scrub with the Sweet Soy, Calendula & Orange Bath & Beauty Oil in my hands. Then I apply this during my shower or after getting wet in the bath – making sure skin is already wet is crucial! Then I scrub my body, especially dry areas like my elbows and knees. It smells incredible and it actually makes my body feel warmer inside, probably from the increase in circulation. Increased circulation helps combat cellulite, a battle that I think we all want to win!Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body set

You are going to absolutely love this beautiful exfoliating scrub and it is a perfect gift for a girlfriend as well. Also, Farmaesthetics says “Our products are 100% natural, contain certified organic ingredients as indicated, are hypo-allergenic, non-irritating & dermatological tested, with a certified shelf-life of 2 years from the date of opening. No animal testing.”

I like to follow a good scrub with a wonderfully relaxing bath and my current favorite is Camille Beckman’s Epsom Salt and Coconut Milk Radiant and Renewing Bath Soak (4 packets for $12).Camille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath Soak

I love this bath soak because it not only softens and treats skin, it also works wonders on sore muscles. The only thing better than a hot, steamy bath of orange and cinnamon essential oils combined with organic cocoa butter and healing salts is that very same bath…but with a nice glass of wine.Camille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath SoakCamille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath Soak

A bath is a small but very effective way of relieving stress and giving yourself a much deserved break. Pick up some Camille Beckman Bath Soaks for:

-Handmade bath soaks made in small batches
-Healing epsom salt and soothing, powdered coconut milk
-Cocoa butter and coconut oil leave the skin feeling soft and refreshed
-Quality, A grade essential oils

Seriously, treat yourself right. You deserve it.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Camille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath Soak

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

*self purchased, affiliate links