Farmhouse Fresh and fabulous holiday buys

Welcome back to Makeup Wars. We took a break over the summer which then extended into the fall but we’re excited about being able to come back full force now. Today’s topic is Holiday Beauty Buys. My beauty buys aren’t quite within the norm since I’m taking you into bath and body products specifically from Farmhouse Fresh. I didn’t want to go the typical route with cosmetics since I’m sure the rest of the crew will be sharing theirs. I’m so enamored with Farmhouse Fresh and I think they make great gifts for holidays, hostess gifts, housewarming gifts, and, most important, for you!

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Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness Body Sampler

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness Body Sampler

I only have one of the many Farmhouse Fresh gifts but I hope that will change. SWEEPING SOFTNESS is a 3 step sampler for your body. What you’ll get is a ready to wrap box with three of Farmhouse Fresh’s top selling body products. For $18 you’ll be able to see what bloggers rave and rave about. The plastic jars each contain 1 fl oz of product. Enough for many uses and enough to tempt you to try these full size or other FHF products.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Scrub, Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, Agave Nectar Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Scrub, Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, Agave Nectar Body Oil

Start your day in the shower with Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub. This has been on Oprah’s Favorite List so it’s easy to understand why it was chosen for this set. When you open the jar you’ll see the sea salt and silky rice bran oil. I mix them together with a tiny spatula that I have from a previous jar, then scoop it out to exfoliate my body with its goodness.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Sweet Cream Sea Salt Scrub

It melts on my skin while hydrating it with the oil. The fragrance is sweet and luscious; it will remind you of baking sugar cookies.

From there you want to apply Whoopie Cream Shea Butter, a fluffy body cream that smells like a vanilla layer cake just out of the oven. It’s really wonderful for dry skin as it contains shea butter, vitamin E packed jojoba and soybean oils. Your skin is going to be so soft after. While this smells good enough to eat, save it for your body. My legs are eating this up.

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter

Farmhouse Fresh Whoopie Cream Shea Butter

Before dressing give yourself a wonderful experience with the Agave Nectar Body Oil. I’ve previously raved about the FHF Body Oils so having this one is a delight. Since it’s in a jar it’s harder to use though which is why I cut part of the liner off. This is an oil so you don’t want to spill it and waste the delight inside.

Farmhouse Fresh Agave Nectar Body Oil

Farmhouse Fresh Agave Nectar Body Oil

FHF describes the smell as similar to Tiramisu with an oat milk scent. I don’t think I’ve ever tried anything quite like this fragrance wise. I smell vanilla in it too. “Barley, Sandalwood and Amurense bark combine with Agave Nectar and a blend of natural oils to deeply hydrate without a greasy afterfeel.” These oils are heaven scent. They don’t leave my body feeling oily and they don’t cloy with their scent. I notice the fragrance for a while but it never interferes with my day.

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness

Farmhouse Fresh Sweeping Softness

Sweeping Softness is a perfect gift for any woman you know even if you have no idea of what she likes. It’s the kind of item to have on hand for a last minute gift or to take with you. While I highly recommend it for you too to have the chance to try 3 amazing products from Farmhouse Fresh there are two other gift sets that look pretty amazing too.

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors

Farmhouse Fresh Skin Saviors has 3 shea butter items within: This travel trio of our best-selling shea butters is ready to quench on-the-go. Whoopie! Cream (scented like fresh-baked whoopie pies), Rainbow Road (scented with coconut and Bartlett Pears), and Fluffy Bunny (a light lavender mint julep) bring along decadent scents and the promise to hydrate – wherever you may be!

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery

Farmhouse Fresh Quick Recovery is a face mask kit containing Guac Star Avocado Mask for hydration, Splendid Dirt Organic Pumpkin Mud Mask for radiance, and exfoliate to smooth perfection with Pudding Apeel Tapioca Glycolic Mask. I’ve used both the Guac Star and Pudding Apeel and know that they are outstanding.

No matter which of these is your choice, you can’t go wrong. There aren’t enough superlatives in my vocabulary to describe how I feel about Farmhouse Fresh and these holiday gift sets will make your days and nights a lot brighter.  —  Marcia

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Clear up skin congestion with our derma*e® giveaway!

fall-season-brings-congested-skinThe change of seasons means confused skin that makes too much oil and gets congested from a build up of dead skin. Keeping clear, glowing skin requires preventative measures, and we have an awesome giveaway for exactly what you need to stay on top of skin care woes. Prevent those disasters with Purifying products from derma*e®, a fabulous eco-ethical company that is completely committed to your health, well-being, and the environment.                    samples

derma*e® giveaway!We have five of our favorite derma*e® products in this giveaway:

  1. Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50)
  2. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50)
  3. Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50)
  4. Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50)
  5. Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50)

The key to creating skin that gets the most from skin care products is exfoliation. derma*e® has some of the best exfoliating products out there.

DermaE Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

As a deep clean once a week, the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50) detoxes skin in two ways:

(1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries

(2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin, concentrating on areas that have a tendency to be problematic. For me, that means nose and chin. It only takes about five minutes for it to dry, then using wet fingertips massage the mask in small circles. This ‘supersizes’ the exfoliation and really cleans out those pores. Rinse off with warm water or a damp washcloth. This treatment mask has many of the same powerful ingredients as the Purifying Gel Cleanser, so it’s the perfect complimentary deep clean.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

The Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50) is a facial exfoliant paste that is gentle but very effective. It has a great ingredient list, starting with the charcoal that absorbs impurities so they can be washed away. The scrubbing power comes from Apricot Seed Powder that sloughs off any dead cells, dirt, and oil. The aloe keeps skin super soft and moist. Like all the Purifying products, it also has the Kimarine® and bladderwrack mentioned earlier. Because the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub doesn’t have a whole slew of complicated ingredients, this gentle scrub is safe for even very sensitive skin. I think it’s a fantastic way to keep skin glowing and ready for serum and moisturizer.

DermaE Purifying Gel Cleanser

I am a huge fan of derma*e’s® Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50) because it exfoliates so gently. Even though it’s an exfoliating cleanser, I can use my Luna cleansing brush without fear of being too rough on my skin and I think it would be perfect to use with a Clarisonic. I have been working out like crazy for the last six months and this is my favorite choice for washing my face when I get home because it is perfect for removing sweat, toxins, and bacteria.

This cleanser is pH balanced and has no fragrance or sulfates. Ingredients include these minerals and natural toxin fighters:

Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals).

Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.

Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps thoroughly remove toxins from the skin’s surface.

Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense, and a base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. 

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

Once you have exfoliated and cleansed your skin, the next best step is to hydrate and treat with antioxidants using a great toner. The derma*e® Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50) is the toner for the job since it has Marine Algae and Green Tea to refresh and fortify your skin against the environment. It’s also pH balanced with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack, Green Tea antioxidants, and Aloe Leaf Juice. I use this after exfoliating and cleansing at night, as well as in the morning before treatment and moisturizer. While it’s a spray, I don’t recommend spraying it directly on your face since it comes out a little heavy and uneven. It’s better sprayed onto a cotton pad then wiped on. An added bonus – if you happened to miss any makeup or dirt while cleansing, this lifts away anything that might cause clogged pores.

DermaE Purifying Youth Serum

With skin clean and ready to make the most of any treatment, an excellent treatment serum is the Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50). Holy smokes is this good stuff! Awesome ingredients like Kimarine® Wakame,  Bladderwrack, and Green Tea together in an Aloe Leaf Juice Base makes for super healthy, glowy skin. This is a great primer for foundation, too. And like all derma*e® products, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.

You can find products derma*e® at Ulta and at Whole Foods.  Two Beauty Info Zone readers will win this giveaway – just list the products you want to win in the order you want them!  The Grand Prize Winner gets 3 products, and the 2nd place winner gets 2 products.  This is a US only giveaway that ends at 11:59 pm EST on 11/19/16.  As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. Rafflecopter has a way of going all wonky sometimes and the comments may mysteriously close before the giveaway is over…if that happens just shoot us an email with your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label your message DERMAE.

Here’s to heading off congested skin before it even happens! – Lisa

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A plethora of Pixi to please #PixiGlow

Pixi Beauty beauties

Pixi Beauty beauties

Any time a box of Pixi by Petra products arrive on my doorstep I know I’m in for a lot of delight. I always look forward to the perfect #PixiGlow with products that will exfoliate, hydrate, and then add a touch of color. Whether the products are old favorites like Pixi Glow Tonic or new ones like Rose Oil Blend and Nourishing Cleansing Balm, there’s always something to add to my routine and this time I am delighted about that.                            samples

Pixi Beauty #PixiGlow

Pixi Beauty #PixiGlow

The skincare product that Pixi is famous for is GLOW TONIC ($15 for 3.4 fl oz). This is part of their Skintreats line and has become a cult favorite. It’s an exfoliating toner that contains 5% Glycolic Acid, Aloe Vera & Ginseng. Good for all skin types it helps exfoliate for a brighter and more radiant complexion.

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic

ROSE OIL BLEND is a new to me product. Even if you haven’t indulged in the world of facial oils you will appreciate this one from PIXI SKINTREATS. It has a true rose fragrance and doesn’t smell artificial. The dropper allows you to get the amount you want without compromising the oil. The iconic pixi pink and green bottle is opaque keeping the ingredients safely preserved. I find this to be a little thicker than others so it’s something I’d only use at night. It works great over Glow Tonic giving you the nourishment your skin craves.

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

Pixi Skintreats Rose Oil Blend

You can see from this list of ingredients (Sweet almond, rosehip, jojoba, pomegranate seed, and rose geranium oils ) how this will nourish your skin and help with both elasticity and glow.

PIXI SKINTREATS NOURISHING CLEANSING BALM is a treat for me. I am a lazy soul and don’t usually start my night routine until about 11 p.m. I love the ease of a cleansing balm since I don’t even have to stand to use it. Apply the Nourishing Cleansing Balm on dry skin and you’ll find that the balm magically changes from solid to an oil cleanser. I love massaging my face with this and then using a cleansing wipe or Micellar Water to remove. It leaves my skin freshly cleansed and doesn’t strip my skin of needed moisture. ” It deep cleanses as it nourishes with added sweet almond oil, shea butter, and vitamin E.”

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Cleansing Balm

PIXI BY PETRA LIPLIFT MAX ($14) is a product you need to have in your arsenal. I love this glossy lip plumper. While mine is Petal Ice it’s transparent once on your lips. This is a “peptide-infused lip plumper that nourishes as it enhances”. This minty gloss definitely tingles so be aware of that. I can see my lips looking fuller after I apply it. I often wear this alone because I love it that much but it’s fabulous over any lipstick you choose. It gives you shine and plumping without changing the color of your lip product. It not only contains peptides that hydrate and plum but there’s aloe for healing, jojoba for moisturizing and chamomile for soothing. It’s also available in two shades: Honey Sheen and Sheer Rose.

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

Pixi Beauty LipLift Max

One more and I’m most excited about this. BEAUTY BLUSH DUO + KABUKI ($18). This fabulous set is available in two shades: Peach Honey and Rose Gold. The blush duo has two sides. Mine is Peach Honey which is a peachy nude sheen and gold-beige highlight. (Rose Gold is sheer pink sheen, white gold highlight). Plus it’s packaged with a great little kabuki brush that applies these colors sheerly and make them easy to blend. This is a look in a minute and a package that would be awesome as a stocking stuffer.

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey

Pixi by Petra Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey

This is how you’ll get your #PixiGlow. Use one or all to have a glow from within. Having Pixi Beauty in your life is always an affordable pleasure that is cruelty free and uses the finest ingredients. A plethora of Pixi that certainly pleases me.  —  Marcia

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Baby Foot, oh you’ve got the cutest baby foot, or you will when you win this giveaway!

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel

This is a pre-review review on BABY FOOT, the incredible foot exfoliator. The reason it’s a pre-review is that I won’t be able to really review this until I’m heeled from breaking my foot. I was all set to take an hour of relaxation time to try this out when – OOPS  – I fell and ended up with 4 of  5 metatarsal bones broken. Now I just get to look forward to my own experience. For the month of October 20% of the proceeds of the limited edition pink Baby Foot will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

Limited Edition for the American Cancer Society

Limited Edition for the American Cancer Society

Before I was sent this box though I knew I wanted to try it. Everyone I knew you had used this was amazed by it. One friend told me it’s the only product she’s used that actually did what it said it would do.

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel

Backing up let’s talk about what Baby Foot is. This is the original exfoliant foot peel. It contains 17 fruit acids to naturally exfoliate your feet.

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel ingredients

Baby Foot Exfoliant Foot Peel ingredients

To use

  • Cleanse your feet, put the plastic booties on each foot.
  • Secure the booties around each ankle with the enclosed tape. It’s recommended to then put a pair of socks over these and remain seated.
  • After one hour remove the plastic booties and wash your feet with soap.
  • The first peeling you’ll see will be within 3-7 days of application. Everyone’s different so if you don’t see results quickly, just wait. They’ll be there and you’ll be amazed.
  • The dead skin cells could peel for up to two weeks depending on how many layers need to be removed.
  • That’s it. One hour, several days, and you’ll have baby soft feet.baby-foot-to-usebaby-foot-after-usebabyfoot-home-01

The reaction I hear from every person I know that has used this has been incredible. They can’t believe how much their feet peeled yet they didn’t have discomfort. Don’t peel the dead cells off but do some gentle massaging so it comes off naturally. Some said it’s kind of gross seeing all that dead skin and all said it was worth it in the end.

Join me in this journey since by the time you get your winnings (or buy this which I hope you will to support the cause) I will hopefully be out of my cast and able to get baby feet going again.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  There will be 5 winners of a package of BABY FOOT. This is a US only giveaway that is open through 11/13/16 at 11:59. We have two requirements as usual: subscribe via email to Beauty Info Zone’s once daily emails and comment on the giveaway. All information is in the Rafflecopter.

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How MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads save the day

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

Low point of the day:  going to the restroom after almost a full day of work, glancing in the mirror and seeing – cringe cringe cringe – a big old zit on the side of your nose.  Or on your chin.  Or anywhere on your face…and you realize it has been there for hours, through meetings and presentations and that chance run in with the very handsome guy down the hall.  Yup.  It’s time to get serious about some exfoliation.

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

Lately I have been loving the MDSUN Exfoliation Pads that I was sent to test.  These aren’t the nasty, skin killing pads of our youth…they are gentle but super effective pads of awesomeness that dissolve debris and old skin cells and make unexpected day zits a thing of the past.

These little pads of goodness tackle exfoliation through a two-tiered approach.  The first layer is glycolic acid, polyhydroxy acid, lactobionic acid, and essential vitamins that de-clog pores and dissolve excess skin cells while also moisturizing skin.  The next layer is a mixture of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients that calm irritated skin and hydrate even more deeply.

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

MDSUN Skin Exfoliation Pads

Benefits:

  • Exfoliates and penetrates the skin with effective and powerful ingredients, such as glycolic acid and niacinamide, enhancing the benefits of other skin care treatments
  • Purifies the skin by gently removing dead skin cells and resurfacing new skin cells so that the skin is left with a radiant and beautiful glow
  • Reduces and calms irritated skin safely with natural plant extracts and vitamins, including chrysanthemums and oats

MDSUN warns that the pads might cause a stinging sensation, but that doesn’t happen for me at all.  The pads have a slight fragrance that reminds me of baby powder.  I use a pad at night after cleansing and don’t put any other treatment on my skin.  After about a half hour or so, my skin actually feels sort of oily.  MDSUN says this is from ‘skin burial’, when skin produces oils that seal in the hydration.

One jar of the Skin Exfoliating Pads has 30 pads, but it lasts me several months since I find I only need to use this every three days.  That makes the price of $78 a little more palatable, and you can also order a sample for $4 to try it out for yourself before making the investment.

The end result?  Clear skin, glowing skin tone, and a super soft face.  Oh, and far less of those ‘look in the mirror and die of embarrassment’ moments.

You can find MDSUN Skin Exfoliating Pads online at MDSUN.com.  – Lisa

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Key Ingredients:

Glycolic Acid, Lactobionic Acid, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Lactic Acid, Panthenol (Pro Vitamin B5), Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, and Avena Sativa (Oat) Starch.

Spiritual skincare worth the splurge Kristals Skin Care

trying-to-find-balanceBalance. I don’t think it’s easy to truly achieve balance in life – despite good intentions, things happen. Your cat gets sick and throws up all over. Your kids make bad choices and come to you for help. Your spouse has a difficult day and is in a terrible mood. While it may be a challenge to stay centered and calm, keeping your wellness at the top of that ‘important things to do’ list is essential.                                                                                                         samples

I truly believe that one way to enhance your spirituality and ensure some balance in this often stressful world is purposeful spoiling. Yes, when you splurge on yourself you not only reinforce your self-worth, you also help everyone else in your life. Take care of your physical, mental, and emotional health, and you are a better mom, a better spouse, a better friend.  Kristals Cosmetics

Kristals Skin Care, a skin care line featuring bioenergized formulas with concentrations of gemstones right in the products, is an excellent way to spoil yourself and enhance your spirituality. On their website you can search by skin care concern, product type, or gemstone. They also have astoundingly gorgeous jewelry that you can splurge on to match the gemstones that are infused into the skin care products you choose. Just think how amazing you will feel  with beautiful skin AND this stunning necklace!

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No question, Kristals Skin Care is expensive. But if it fits into your budget, this is a line that deserves your serious consideration.  Some information from Kristals about their company:

For thousands of years, gemstones have been used for health and beauty around the world. Classical texts as well as astrological studies refer to the healing properties of gemstones and the positive influence of gems on the mind and body. Kristals Skincare takes this wisdom to a new level, bringing you concentrations of precious and semiprecious gemstones and metals known to create protective fields around the body and blending them with powerful botanicals, naturally effective herbal essences and oils, and the best scientific breakthroughs in skincare for every skin type. This harmonious combination offers highly beneficial changes to your mental, emotional and physical states. With just a single application of these gemstone skincare products, your skin will look smoother, firmer, refreshed and rejuvenated. Everyday use will result in continuous improvement in the tone and texture of your skin over time. Discover for yourself how gemstones’ natural energy is the perfect way to restore radiance, giving you skin that’s softer, suppler and luminously beautiful.

Kristals Amethyst

Kristals Skin Care features elegant formulas in beautiful packaging. As I mentioned the products are quite spendy, but they work on many levels. I have been testing the amethyst products. Is amethyst the gemstone you need in your skin care products?  It is a match for you if:

  • Restoring freshness to your skin is a goal
  • Your skin needs even deeper moisturization that what it’s getting
  • Proper exfoliation is a concern
  • Greater spiritual balance is key
  • You wish to dispel negative energy

There are two AMETHYST products that work together to purify, brighten, and smooth skin: the AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment ($419.95) and the AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum ($299.95). These two very different products work together in perfect harmony – in fact, you need both for the full effect of the skin care.Kristals Skin Care AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment

The Kristals Skin Care AMETHYST Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment is an exfoliating gel that smells like ozone. It has a combination of sodium bicarbonate, pro-vitamin B5, and vitamin E that work along with the natural minerals in the amethyst to purify, detoxify, and revitalize skin. This gel exfoliates, moisturizes, and heals the skin. It helps skin generate healthy cells and fights free radicals, resulting in brighter skin and less wrinkles.

The yin to the Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment’s yang is the Oxygen Instant Activating Serum. The serum also has amethyst, which provides the natural mineral complex, along with lactic acid (AHA) for exfoliation and collagen production, and chamomile, lemon balm, and green tea to calm and heal skin. The serum is ONLY for use with the gel, not for use by itself.Kristals Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Activating Serum

This pampering skin care treatment starts with clean, dry skin. You smooth a thin layer of the gel on and the gel has tiny crystals inside that gently exfoliate as you massage it in for about a minute. Next, you add a few drops of the Oxygen Instant Activating Serum on top of the gel. The two products gently combine and create a white foam that has a warming effect on skin. It’s really pretty neat. The serum and gel together make a wonderful oxygen cocktail for skin, and the serum dissolves the crystals so their ingredients are fully absorbed.

After massaging in the white foaminess for a minute or so, just wipe it off with a warm washcloth then follow with your regular cleanser. I find that my skin feels absolutely amazing afterward. A little moisturizer over that, and skin is smooth, happy, and glowing. Just knowing that amethyst promotes tranquility, spiritual awareness, clarity, and intuition makes every treatment feel so special. My skin is cleansed and calmed and so is my entire being.

Kristals Cosmetics also offers an amethyst-based moisturizing cream that I am testing, and I will have that review up soon. In the meantime, if your budget allows I definitely recommend the Amethyst Oxygen Instant Energizing Reviving Treatment and Oxygen Instant Activating Serum to treat not just your skin, but also your mind, body, and soul.  – Lisa

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Three must-have products to exfoliate and moisturize from Phytomer

Three must-haves from Phytomer

Three must-haves from Phytomer

We all want radiant, glowy skin and in order to get it there are two basic steps:

  1.  Exfoliate!
  2. Moisturize!

Today I have three must-have products that exfoliate and moisturize and are perfect for those with very sensitive skin. They come from Phytomer, a fantastic high end line that is a favorite of mine. The products truly deliver, all while also making me feel spoiled and pampered. They are on the spendy side, but they are all worth every penny.                                                            samples

Phytomer Purifying Gommage Exfoliant

  1.  Purifying Gommage Exfoliant  ($41.50)  ‘Gommage’ means ‘eraser’ in French, and this awesome exfoliant erases dead skin and anything that might be blogging your pores and preventing your skin care from operating at full force. The tiny particles that scrub away the bad stuff include micro algae and kaolin that attach to dead skin so it can be washed away. It’s applied to clean, dry skin in a thin layer. After about five minutes, rub it in circular motions, moving those particles around and lifting off the dead skin. It sort of rolls up into little balls that fall into the sink. Once most of the exfoliator is gone, use your regular cleanser or even just warm water to wash off.  Do this a few times a week and you will be astounded at how great skin looks and feels. This really is an amazing decongestant for skin and is super gentle. Everyone raves about it for a reason – it’s incredible.  Phytomer Youth Contour Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream
  2. Youth Contour Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream ($81.50) I adore multi-tasking products, and this beautiful light cream works wonders on the delicate skin under eyes and around lips. It addresses three major skin issues: wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. It has really cool ingredients that are a superhero trio for the eyes and lips. Dilsea Carnosa red algae extract actually reinforces the skin’s support tissue from within, reducing the depth of wrinkles and fine lines. Chlorella Vulgaris green algae extract soothes skin and reduces puffiness, and Delesseria Sanguinea red algae extract increases circulation and reduces dark circles.Phytomer Decollete Parfait Neck and Decollete Renewing Care
  3. Decollete Parfait ($95.50)  The best skin care advice ever: don’t forget your neck!! I love, love, love the Phytomer Decollete Parfait. This beautiful soft cream sort of ‘irons out’ skin on the neck and chest, immediately making it smoother and softer. It has a bit of illumination in it, which evens out tone and gives a beautiful appearance. Over time, the Brightening Marine Complex lightens dark spots so this is immediate gratification with long term results.

I can’t recommend these three favorites from Phytomer highly enough. If you want to get a beautiful glow, try these for perfect exfoliation and moisturization. You won’t be disappointed.  – Lisa

*samples, opinions all mine!