How can sand give you gorgeous skin? Just ask Phytoceane!

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What do volcanic sand, Polynesian sand, and red vegetal coral all have in common? The combination of these ingredients will give you the most incredible skin ever! Phytoceane has two beautiful skin care products that I am absolutely loving. They give me soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that is perfectly hydrated. These products are extremely gentle and give instant results, so those with super sensitive skin who are also impatient will be very, very happy!

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

The Two Sands Creamy Scrub ($39.50) is a facial exfoliator that does indeed feature two different types of sand. It’s a white cream with tiny exfoliating scrubbies – volcanic sand from North America for buffing off dead skin cells, and even smaller white sand granules from Polynesia for polishing and smoothing skin. A third ingredient is Jania, which is a sustainably-cultivated red vegetal coral that provides skin with intense hydration.

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

Skin is left feeling super clean, soft, and smooth. I love how gentle this is. I keep mine in the shower and use it on my face and neck two times a week.

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

A wonderfully elegant product to use afterward is the Moisturizing Fusion Cream ($56).  f you have dry skin, this is your miracle product. It has two interesting ingredients – RubiMarin, an extract of the red vegetal coral that is sustainably cultivated in a laboratory and has tons of minerals to keep skin super hydrated; and Glasswort Oil, which comes from a sea plant and improves circulation and the storage of water in the skin.

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

The formula is really intriguing. It’s a cream-in-water formulation that actually breaks when it’s applied, so the water gives an instant hydrating boost to the skin, and then the cream soaks in and locks that moisture in, leaving a matte finish to the skin. It’s a truly beautiful formulation that is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. This does have a fragrance that lingers. The scent is a soft combination of musk, florals, and aquatic notes. If you aren’t a fan of fragrance in your skin care take note. If that doesn’t bother you, then I hope you  will try this because it really is something unusual and very effective for dry skin.
You can find these beautiful Phytoceane products and more at lespausa.com.  – Lisa

Peel & Polish with Pixi and this skintreat giveaway

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Peel & Polish from Pixi Skintreats

As much as I love everything Pixi there are items I can’t use because the fragrance doesn’t agree with me. I read rave after rave about Pixi Skintreats and can appreciate their effectiveness but they don’t last long in my routine. But (and it’s a big but) today I can tell you that I’m in love with a Pixi Skintreat item. Of course it has no fragrance which is a big part of it but the bigger part is how wonderful my skin looks and feels after I use it.

It’s no surprise that I’m talking about Pixi Skintreats Peel & Polish but it will come as a surprise that I’m willing to give any up for a giveaway. This enzyme concentrate has blown me away.

Peel & Polish from Pixi Skintreats

Peel & Polish doesn’t take much time – maybe 3 minutes at most – but it looks like you spent ages on perfecting your skin. I find it to be a mild skin peel that doesn’t make my skin look rough or red after. I can use this in the morning and not worry about applying makeup after. I can use this at night and not worry about it reacting with my other skincare items.

Peel & Polish

It applies as a light yellow cream with small exfoliators in it. It starts to dry pretty quickly but not in an uncomfortable way. It just feels drier. Leave it on for 2 minutes for the peel to start working. It’s up to you whether you massage it onto your skin for 30 seconds after but I always do that so I can get the most out of the treatment.

Pixi Skintreats Peel & Polish

What are the ingredients that make this so wonderful?

Peel & Polish from Pixi Skintreats

The natural enzymes help loosen dead cells, the sugar cane extract polishes your skin, and lactic acid exfoliates. This is seriously good stuff. It contains 6% Lactic Acid and Papaya. You can use this 2 to 3 times a week if you want. I’ve been using it twice a week since I use so many masks but otherwise I’d use it three times.

No fragrance, 3 minutes, affordable, soft and exfoliated skin that feels great for days. What more could I want?  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Pixi was kind enough to send two extra Peel & Polish Resurfacing Concentrates for us to use in a giveaway. In order to win you need to be an email subscriber and comment. That’s it. But the more entries you do, especially tweeting daily, the more chances you have to be a winner. Open to US and Canadian subscribers through 8/18/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. This is one giveaway that you’ll want to win!

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What’s a Dew Puff and why do you want to win this giveaway?

Let me answer both questions immediately. A Dew Puff is a Konjac Sponge and you want to win it because it’s going to keep your skin healthy, fresh, and blemish free. But that’s not all!
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Dew Puff Konjac Sponges

The most important thing to know about Dew Puff is that their konjac sponge is made of just one ingredient. It’s an all natural face and body sponge made of 100% plant based konjac root, also known as elephant yam or kon-nyaku in Japanese.

Dew Puff Konjac Sponges

Dew Puff is great all year round but summer brings special problems that make these perfect for the weather. If you are a tanner, especially a self-tanner, you need to exfoliate your face and body to get an even tan. Since these sponges are pH balanced they help to restore your skin’s natural pH. When you come out of the sun you want to clean and refresh your skin so that’s another great time to use your Dew Puff.

As we each have different needs Dew Puff recognizes that with their 3 types of konjac sponges. Which one will you need?

ORIGINAL

Dew Puff Original

Original is the one that is the safest for everyone. This one gives you the purest clean and it’s the gentlest of them all.

  • For the purest clean
  • Safe for all skin types
  • No additives
  • Pair with your favorite cleanser or use with no cleanser.

ASIAN CLAY

Dew Puff Asian Clay

Asian Clay is the one I’m currently using. This is the one that is made from konjac vegetable fiber but with added Asian Clay. I chose this to use first since it helps stimulate skin cells while absorbing impurities below the pore level. I have an issue with pores and want to keep them as clean as possible.

Dew Puff Asian Clay

While I don’t use this daily I do use it about 3 times a week. I know this looks hard as a rock and to be truthful the first time I ever used a konjac sponge I didn’t realize that you had to wet it thoroughly. Needless to say it didn’t work well until I figured that out. After you’ve really soaked it and made sure it’s soft, then you squeeze out the excess water. The original can be used with or without a cleanser but it’s not necessary for the Asian Clay and Bamboo Charcoal ones. I’m going to need a new Asian Clay in the winter since it’s supposed to work especially well on dry, flaky skin.

BAMBOO CHARCOAL

Dew Puff Bamboo Charcoal

The Bamboo Charcoal is great for blemish prone skin because of its natural antioxidants. It’s made from konjac vegetable fiber with added bamboo charcoal.

  • Infused with bamboo charcoal
  • Pure cleansing for healthy, renewed skin
  • Just add water – no separate cleanser needed
  • Perfect for oily or blemished skin

This is a great way to get your teen to help fight breakouts without you nagging them. And it’s vegan approved.

All of the Dew Puff Konjac Sponges have a small string attached so you can hang it after use to dry out. Click here to watch a short video clip. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Dew Puff has offered to send one konjac sponge to two US winners and I have a Bamboo Charcoal that can be won WW. So three winners total. You just have to decide which Dew Puff sounds best for your skin. (Remember if you aren’t US then it would have to be Bamboo Charcoal.) The giveaway runs through 8/8/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Good luck. Your skin will love this.

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Love or lust? DERMA E Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil and Microdermabrasion Scrub

Derma E Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil and Microdermabrasion Scrub

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Of course I have a crush on DERMA E – it’s natural, vegan, and it has such a great message! Recently I opened a box of goodies from DERMA E and the first thing I saw was this:  

I immediately fell in love. Or lust. I wasn’t sure which.

Then I tested the products and my love affair became so serious I had to introduce this line to my mother.

Derma E Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil

The first product I tried was the Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil ($15.99). This cleansing oil easily removes all traces of makeup, even stubborn eye makeup, as well as any dirt and grime. It leaves skin super clean yet still soft and hydrated. The oils include Argan Oil which is full of wonderful antioxidants, and Jojoba Oil which is incredibly moisturizing and plumps up those fine lines. Just massage this oil onto dry skin, then wipe off with a damp cloth. The only drawback is those who are bothered by fragrance may not appreciate the fragrance oils, which are natural, but are still there. I am not usually a fan of rose but this doesn’t bother my nose. However, if rose scents aren’t your favorite I would recommend trying before buying.

Ingredients include:  Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Natural Fragrance Oils.

Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub

Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub

The second product I tried was the Microdermabrasion Scrub ($32.50). This is a very gentle but effective scrub that I think will work for everyone except those with extremely sensitive skin. The little scrubbies are crystals from Dead Sea Salt and they are very fine, which I prefer – it makes for a much more pleasant scrubbing experience.  It gets rid of dry, flaky skin and really works those blackheads out and clears congested pores. It leaves my face feeling incredibly soft and smooth afterward, and the difference in the appearance of my fine lines is quite noticeable.

Derma E Microdermabrasion Scrub

I also love to use this on my hands and cuticles, as well as my elbows and knees! If you suffer from ketosis pilaris, those little bumps on upper arms, then you will really love this scrub. It makes short work of those tiny bumps.

I am quite sure that once you give DERMA E a second look, it’s going to be much more than lust for you – it will be a long-term love relationship. They have tons of great products, but these two in particular are great ones to try.  – Lisa

Microdermabrasion Scrub ingredients include Purified Water, Aluminum Oxide, Stearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Carrageenan (Seaweed Derived), Kaolin (Clay), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Pumice, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salt), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

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
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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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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!!


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