New life for aging lips and eyes with Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

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The best part of my blogging career? Testing products that make such a difference I am beyond excited to tell you about them. Today is one of those extremely rewarding days because the Kleraderm Infinite Beauty line is truly something to shout about! I’ve raved about Kleraderm for a long time, but I think these products are the greatest ones Kleraderm has ever launched. This line is the result of nine years of intense research and development and the doctors at Kleraderm feel they have definitely unlocked the secrets to true anti-age.

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Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

One of my favorite lines from Kleraderm was the NEOGENESIS (Neo=NEW and Genesis=Life) line, which was created with stem cells from vegetable plants. This is rather complicated but stick with me: Kleraderm found that stem cells from vegetable plants are the only ones that actually work when are using stem cell therapy in skin care. All stem cells are created with coded DNA, which tells the stem cell what it will be when it grows up, such as skin, organs, hair, etc.

When created, vegetable stem cells have DNA, but for a very short while that DNA is not coded. That is when Kleraderm harvests the stem cells, and through cellular rhythm it actually codes the DNA to be nothing but skin cells. Definitely AMAZING!!

Kleraderm felt that the next step was to figure out how to get the stem cells deep enough through the skin without using injections. Their doctors found that hyaluronic acid has low molecular weight and is not only what our bodies produce, but also an excellent vehicle to drive stem cells deep down through the skin which allows the vegetable stem cells to interact with our own body’s stem cells. Vegetable stem cells (VSC) are survivors that teach our stem cells where to feed and guide them to the top layer of skin, where all stem cells arrive healthy, nourished and full of life. Subsequently, skin becomes radiant and begins to glow as a  youthful appearance starts to take over skin.

The Neogenesis line was a result of all of this scientific research.  The research continued and after Neogenesis was created the Kleraderm doctors found that when caviar was added to Neogenesis the combination was truly outstanding. Basically, Neogenesis gives our skin cells life and the caviar replenishes lost nourishment to skin. These are the issues that cause premature aging, slower production of cell life and cells arriving to top layer of skin in terrible condition along with discoloration.

With depleted nourishment, our stem cells only know to stop at the basal layer to feed on their way up to top layer; the basal layer becomes older and cannot offer the good wholesome nourishment as it once did when we were younger. VSC leads our stem cells to other areas to feed on their way up, and VSC can awaken semi-dead stem cells on the top layer of skin.

Ultimately, it as if we can grow a new top layer of skin!

Kleraderm combined the two most powerful weapons against premature aging and created “Infinite Beauty” which includes four items to transform skin into a youthful paradise. I was lucky enough to test two of the products:  the Caviar Eye-Lip Cream ($115) and the Caviar Beauty Eye Serum ($125).

Kleraderm Caviar Antiaging Cream

Kleraderm Neogenesis Eye and Lip Cream

Kleraderm Caviar Eye and Lip Cream

The Infinite Beauty Eye + Lip cream is a creamy moisturizer that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles around both the eye and lip area. It doesn’t taste like anything so it’s great for lips and boy does it make a difference in those awful vertical lines!! It also lightens and smooths out skin discoloration. I use this every morning and every night on my lips and also use it on my eyes – eyelids and under eye – over the Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum.

Kleraderm Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

The Infinite Beauty Eye Serum is a really terrific eye treatment that reduces puffiness and darkness around eye area – I had excellent, noticeable results in just a few days. This serum replenishes lost collagen, making the under eye area firmer and smoother looking. I’ve tested tons and tons of eye products and this is one of the most impressive I have ever come across.

Do yourself (and your lips and eyes!) a huge favor and check out the Infinite Beauty line at Kleraderm. I can’t wait to try out the other two products from this line – Caviar Anti-Aging Serum and Caviar Anti-Aging Cream.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration.  These products are available only on kleradermusa.com

Brighten your eye look with Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

About this time of year we’re all feeling blue and like we need some brightening up – something to make us look like the sun is shining and we’re ready to go bopping around freely. That’s where Repechage Eye Rescue Pads come to the rescue. These eye pads are perfect for any time of day or night. They are refreshing and eye brightening.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

repechage eye rescue pad

I was sent a jar of 60 to test and I can’t get enough of them. They are probably the easiest eye pad I’ve ever used since there’s nothing to it when using them. 1. Take a pad out of the jar. 2. Put it on under your eyes 3. Leave it on for 10 minutes or however long you want. 1,2,3. ABC. You are done and looking refreshed.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad

Actually I cheat and add an extra step –  I cut the pad in half since the reason I’m using this is for my undereye area although it nourishes my skin too. But by cutting it in half I’m getting it closer to my eye and I’m able to make this jar of 60 last twice as long.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad cut in half

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad cut in half

REPECHAGE EYE RESCUE PADS contain seaweed and natural tea extracts. The ingredients of these pads are terrific. These are the eye pads I like to use early in the morning since they help to depuff my undereye circles and they are the eye pad I like to use before going out with friends in the evening. In the morning I’ll apply right after my shower while I’m taking my vitamins, trying to make reason with my hair. In the evening I love that they give a cooling sensation while replenishing moisture. I can even do this over my foundation/concealer and after just pat it with my finger to resmooth. These are not sticky or gooey. They contain a serum that is light yet effective.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Here are some of the active ingredients and what they do for you (provided by repechage.com)

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract Protective against free radicals. Provides superior anti-inflammatory benefits.

Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Tea) Powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging properties. Rooibos Tea is known to protect the skin against oxidative stress (anti-aging effect).

Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil Used as an excellent skin soother and anti-inflammatory agent.

Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract Known for its astringent and toning benefits for the skin.

Kola Nut (Cola Nitida Extract) Contains the stimulants caffeine (up to 2%). Energizes and tones.Soothing, anti-inflammatory, and skin tightening properties.

Algae Extract A blend of active algae components including Polysaccharides (sugar) that acts as natural humectants; alginates, an excellent moisturizer and elasticizer for the skin. Algae extracts, acts as a great anti-oxidant.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Commonly known as Aloe Vera, helps enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Extract Soothing, anti-inflammatory, and skin tightening properties.

Not all brands are willing to sell travel sizes but Repechage carries a 14 count travel size for $9 which would be great to have for travel or just to test out to see if these are as great as I personally think they are.

Repechage Travel Size

Repechage Travel Size

If you are ready to perk up your winter weary eyes with ingredients that are great for your skin, REPECHAGE wants to be your friend. It’s already mine! — Marcia

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Reviva Labs Collagen Fibre Eye Pads w/Myoxinol Kit review and giveaway

Collagen Fibre Eye Pads w/Myoxinol Kit

Collagen Fibre Eye Pads w/Myoxinol Kit

We aren’t going to tell you how much we love Reviva Labs products because you’ve read about them over and over. We aren’t going to tell you that Reviva Labs has been in business since 1973 making products that are innovative. You probably don’t want to know that they were the first company to introduce Elastil to the United States. In 1973 the concern about products being cruelty-free wasn’t an issue, yet Reviva Labs instituted that mission for all their products. No we aren’t going to tell you that because what you really want to know about is REVIVA LABS COLLAGEN FIBRE EYE PADS W/MYONIXOL KIT (#590) that were sent for review and for a giveaway. There are two different products in this kit and both are wonderful.

MARCIA’S SIDE, part 1

Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel

Reviva Labs Skin Energizing Gel

Lisa and I have had the pleasure of reviewing the Skin Energizing Gel before. Lisa was the one who had these fabulous words about it: “it’s like a Wonderbra. It takes what you’ve got and makes it a little more impressive.” While that cracked me up, I think it’s also spot on. This is sold separately for $11 and is a product you’d love with or without the Collagen Fibre Eye Pads. Skin Energizing Gel is the item in the kit that will keep on going after you’ve used the eye pads. This can be used either alone or under your under your other facial products. The purpose is to boost the effects of products that you lay over the gel. It helps energize the absorption and performance in your products. Once combined with the Collagen Fibre Eye Pads the magic will be noticeable.

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad Kit

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad Kit

Ingredients: Purified water, algae extract (Hawaiian seaplant), phenoxyenthanol and chlorphenesin and sodium dehydroaceteate (preservative system).

LISA’S SIDE, part 1

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad Kit eye pads

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad Kit eye pads

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad

Got undereye wrinkles? How about puffiness? Dark circles? The COLLAGEN FIBRE with MYOXINOL® Eye Pads give immediate gratification from these under-eye woes, and over time they bring lasting results. The eye pads are made with 100% pure freeze dried Collagen-Fibre, which gives the under eye area an immediate lift through intense hydration. Reviva Labs also added Myoxinol, which is an ingredient from Hibiscus flowers that relaxes skin tissue and truly improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The immediate gratification is dramatic – although temporary. However, keep using these little eye pads of awesomeness to turn that ‘temporary’ into ‘permanent’.

MARCIA’S SIDE, part 2

I write about masks for the face and eyes all the time and I use them often. I’m a firm believer in spending an extra 15 or so minutes several times a week to boost my skincare. This set ($38 for 4 sets of eye pads and a 2 oz. bottle of mineral rich Skin Energizing Gel) is a wonderful addition to that routine. They are easy to use and they stay on me so I can do something while I’m beautifying. Or I can take an iPad break and lay down and rest. I really like to use these on days I’m going out somewhere other than my errands. My eyes look rested and less lined. Anything that will plump while reducing puffiness is a wonder.

LISA’S SIDE, part 2

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad Kit

Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pad Kit

The Collagen Fibre Pads feel like paper, but with the addition of water they turn into a gel that infuses the under eye area with hydrating collagen. They are pretty terrific used with just water, but the addition of the Skin Energizing Gel definitely amplifies the results. The eye pads are quite large so if you wanted to concentrate on one area of wrinkles or under eye darkness you could cut the eye pads in half for two treatments out of one pack. I like to use these while getting ready for ‘date night’ since they make such a difference so quickly. After working all day I have dark circles and I look pretty tired. It just takes 20 minutes with my Reviva Labs Collagen-Fibre Eye Pads to erase the day and take a few years off my face!

 

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Ten years of powerful results with Kiehl’s and Vitamin C

Ten years of powerful results with Kiehl's
Kiehl’s has been around for a long time – since 1851! – but did you know that it is the 10 year anniversary of the popular Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate? Kiehl’s sold its 3 millionth bottle of this award-winning formula. 3 million? There must be something great about this skin care treatment!

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate

The Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is an excellent Vitamin C serum. The packaging is perfect, with an airless pump so the product isn’t exposed to the air. The other great thing is this is fragrance-free, which can be challenging to find in a Vitamin C serum. Considering Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants available, it’s no wonder this is such a big seller for Kiehl’s. I use this by itself every morning and evening after cleansing and toning and I also like to use it as an add-in with other serums so I always get my daily dose of Vitamin C.

Kiehl's Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye Brightening Concentrate

Kiehl’s recently released a companion product for the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate,  the NEW Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate. This is a lightweight eye cream that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and decreases darkness under eyes. It also has perfect packaging to keep the Vitamin C stable, as well as Haloxl to brighten dark circles. This isn’t a super rich, highly moisturizing eye cream – it’s more of a treatment for anti-aging concerns. If you are looking for an eye cream that gets rid of wrinkles and dark circles, it’s definitely one to consider!

Both Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate ($79) and the NEW Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate ($44) are available for purchase on Kiehls.com and in retail stores nationwide.  – Lisa

 *received for editorial consideration

Looking for a different kind of eye mask? Try VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

Using an eye mask is the most expedient way to make a difference on the skin around your eyes. It’s a quick fix usually that makes us look more refreshed and ready to take on the world. But what if you don’t want just a quick fix but something that will last longer? That’s where VIIcode Oxygen Mask comes in.

VIIcode has a long history starting in the 1800’s but the ingredients and technology in their VIICode O2M Oxygen Mask is current for the 2000’s. Their story is interesting and contains portions that are important to us. “In 1993 VIIcode joined Conservation International (CI) to preserve the earth’s natural heritage, protect global biodiversity, and prove that human civilization can live in harmony with nature.”

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I was sent a box of their VII O2M Oxygen Mask which is the first overnight mask I’ve tried for my eyes. As someone who suffers from insomnia I was more than a bit worried about how I’d react to a mask that I’d be wearing throughout the night. But as someone who feels that my eye area is the most delicate and precious to having a youthful appearance, I was gung ho to try this.

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

Inside each box of VIIcode O2M Oxygen Masks are 6 treatment packages. It’s suggested to use these 2 -3 times a week. For a full treatment they also recommend using three boxes but I found a difference using just this one box.

VIIcode Oxygen Mask directions

VIIcode Oxygen Mask directions

VIICode O2M set opened

VIICode O2M set opened

Application is easy and not unusual at all. The most important part is where you apply the masks since you need to be able to close your eyes comfortably without any pinching or discomfort. I found I had to place them a little lower than I would with a short time mask.

VIIcode mask ready for bed

VIIcode mask ready for bed

The first night I wore them I did have to move them once in bed. I’d have loved to get them up close under my lower lashes but that wasn’t a possibility. While it did take me longer to fall asleep that night, I happily slept through the night without these bothering me at all. I was anxious to see how I looked after the 8 hours were complete.

VIIcode Oxygen Mask before

VIIcode Oxygen Mask before

VIIcode Oxygen Mask after 8 hours of wear

VIIcode Oxygen Mask after 8 hours of wear

My after picture was taken about an hour after I removed the masks since I wasn’t fully awake when I woke to take them off. I went back to sleep for an hour and then took the photo. This is after one use and I saw a difference that lasted throughout the next two days. My skin was softer and less lined. A lot of the puffiness was gone and I really didn’t look as dark under my eyes.

What I like most about VIIcode Oxygen Mask is that I’m getting sustained skin care. It contains all all the essential vitamins, antioxidants, botanicals, peptides and essential fatty acids that my eyes need to keep them looking brighter. That long term dose of serum is hydrating to my under eye area making it appear less lined.

While these are recommended for 8 hours of nighttime use, I’ve also used them during the day. When I’m staying home all day to work on the blog or things around my house I’ve worn them instead of wearing them at night. Once on they stay on and don’t move around. I can do whatever I want without worrying about slipping and sliding. The serum is contained and at work throughout the time I’m wearing them.

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode Oxygen Mask

VIIcode has a wide variety of products all with their great botanical extracts that are sold through Amazon. VIIcode Oxygen Eye Mask Anti Aging Eye Pads for wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, fine lines and under eye bags is sold at Amazon for $54.99 and includes 6 treatments. Your eyes will be thanking you for the care you’ve given them and your mirror will be thanking you for how much better you are looking. — Marcia

 

Ingredients
Glycerin, Carbomer, Cellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis, Lavandula, Nitraria Billardierel Extract, Methyparaben, Propylparaben, Smart Q10, Aqua, Algin, Cellulosegum, CitricAcid, Sorbitol, SodiumPCA, Butylene Glycol, PEG, y-PGA, Sodium Hyaluronate, vitamin E, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol Manganese Chloride.

*Sponsored post thanks to VIIcode. All opinions are 100% mine.

 

 

 

TRUFORA skincare – a new organic, cruelty-free line to learn about

trufora logo
I’m always interested in learning more about skincare that is anti-aging while at the same time being organic, cruelty-free and vegan so when TRUFORA was sent I was happy to try it out. The CEO and founder of TRUFORA isn’t new to the skincare world. She’s worked with both Proactiv and SkinMedica which are amazing companies on their own. When Sara Sweeney started the Trufora brand her objective was to bring effective products that the user can feel good about. She worked with a renowned dermatologist, Dr. Fran Cook-Bolden, to make sure that the ingredients used were safe and effectual.
TRUfora Anti-Aging Skincare products

TRUfora Anti-Aging Skincare products

TRUFORA‘s line consists of 7 products that you can purchase individually or in a variety of systems including monthly systems that you’d save money buying. I love the packaging of this line. Besides great colorful products they are all in containers that won’t get contaminated by fingers when you use them. I also like that they differentiate between day (white) and night (fuchsia) creams and serums.

The skincare line includes:

  • Trufora Day Serum 85 (SRP: $60.00)
  • Trufora Intensive Night Treatment (SRP: $65.00)
  • Trufora Night Serum 85 (SRP: $80.00)
  • Trufora Perfecting Eye Treatment (SRP: $55.00)
  • Trufora Titanium Day Cream (SRP: $45.00)
  • Trufora Triple Action Exfoliator (SRP: $45.00)
  • Trufora Ultimate Facial Cleanser (SRP: $30.00)

So let’s see what these products are all about.

trufora facial cleanser
TRUFORA ULTIMATE FACIAL CLEANSER is a combination gel/cream cleanser. Because of the formula it doesn’t foam up on my skin. I apply it on damp skin and it removes my makeup without any dryness. They say it’s safe for eyes but I haven’t tried that. The cleanser, along with their other products, are loaded with some amazing ingredients.

Botanimoist AMS Extracted from dried apples, this moisturizing saccharide complex smoothes skin texture.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract 100% Organic Aloe Vera with vitamins, minerals and amino acids; hydrates and soothes skin irritations.

Quillaja Ultra Organic 100% Organic surfactant (lightly foaming) extracted from the bark of Chilean Quillaja trees.

MariMoist® Hydrating complex of marine-based, high water binding constituents. Contains Hyaluronic Acid which helps to maintain skin’s moisture balance, keeping it plump and supple.

CP Oat Avenanthramide Extract Powerful natural antioxidant and anti-irritant properties of Avenanthramides found in oat grains. Reduces redness (erythema) and inflammation and relieves itching.

TRUFORA Triple Action Exfoliator

TRUFORA Triple Action Exfoliator

TRUFORA TRIPLE ACTION EXFOLIATOR is definitely triple action. This is a heavy scrub for my face and one I can’t use more than twice a week. While this might be good for people who like really scrubby exfoliators, I prefer using it twice a week in the shower. It does the job well but it’s also harder for me to remove if I do it at my bathroom sink. The chemical exfoliation comes from AHA and BHA while the physical exfoliation is from both Kaolin Clay and Bamboo. I like how my face looks afterward but if you have sensitive skin, I don’t think this one is for you.

TRUFORA Titanium Day Cream SPF 30 and Day Serum 85

TRUFORA Titanium Day Cream SPF 30 and Day Serum 85

TITANIUM DAY CREAM SPF 30 BROAD SPECTRUM SUNSCREEN and DAY SERUM 85 are the two main daytime products. Day Serum 85 is named this way because “85% of the visible signs of aging are due to the negative effect that environmental factors have on the skin.” This serum protects your face from the environment as well as radiation. I’m a huge serum fan and use one twice a day and this is one of my favorites. It’s a very light creamy serum that is fragrance free and is a great base for their day cream. I let it absorb for a few minutes and it leaves my face feeling moisturized and never sticky.

Titanium Day Cream is a nice light moisturizer with some fabulous ingredients. The sunscreen protection is top notch. It contains a very high physical barrier of UV protection. Some of the key ingredients are below:

UV Cut Titanium Dioxide Ultra-fine Titanium Dioxide offers both UVA (320-400nm) and UVB (280-320nm) protection.

Vederine® Rich in oligofructosans from chicory, this restructuring active ingredient enables skin to recover an optimum epidermal barrier without UV exposure.

This is a great duo but can be used with other products if you like.

TRUFORA Protecting Eye Treatment

TRUFORA Protecting Eye Treatment

TRUFORA PROTECTING EYE TREATMENT is in interesting packaging with a metal tip applicator that helps cool down your undereye area and can help with puffiness. This has some hefty goals since it says it addresses the signs of aging like dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, and loss of hydration and firmness. I prefer this for daytime since it does have a slight brightening effect but I don’t like the metal tip applicator. In my experience it doesn’t apply the treatment evenly and tugs on my skin. If I pump out more it will glide easier but it still isn’t my favorite application. I don’t use the metal tip, I only pump out the cream and apply it with my finger. It is nicely hydrating but it doesn’t help with my puffy under eye area. It contains some of the most unique ingredients I’ve seen in the world of eye creams though.

TRUFORA Intensive Night Treatment and Night Serum 85

TRUFORA Intensive Night Treatment and Night Serum 85

NIGHT SERUM 85 and INTENSIVE NIGHT TREATMENT are probably my favorites of this group. The Night Serum contains Hyaluronic Acid which is one of my buzz words. “This quickly absorbed, potent anti-aging serum also contains vitamin C, aloe, and oat avenanthramides. Night Serum 85 provides intense hydration to the skin through multiple forms of hyaluronic acid, an apple derived moisturizing saccharide as well as a soy based moisturizing complex.” The ingredients in this intrigue me and are so effective. This quick absorbing serum is clear and is a great way to protect your skin throughout the night.

Actizyme® Mushroom derived, water soluble enzyme. Exfoliates without compromising barrier function or skin reactivity. Increases skin cell renewal. Delivers long term rejuvenating benefits such as improving firmness, increasing clarity, reducing appearance of wrinkles, and increasing skin moisture.

Sytenol® A Retinol-like activity without the negative side-effects of retinol. Helps to protect against detrimental effects of UV exposure, has a high antioxidant profile, is a strong inhibitor of pro-inflammatory enzymes and has a strong inhibitory effect against UV induced erythema as well as broad spectrum anti-bacterial and anti-fungal activities.

Revinage Bio-retinol. Retinoid receptor activity mimics the same positive results of retinoids to fight skin aging. Results in visibly younger, luminous and firm skin. Reduces appearance of wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. Displays anti-inflammatory action and is a powerful antioxidant (decreases free radical generation and stimulates SOD and CAT production).

DermaPep™ A350 Peptide with retinol-like activity. Anti-aging for face and body. Helps support skin’s natural collagen synthesis and anti-aging effect against environmental stimulus such as UV irradiation.

DermaPep™ A530 Capryloyl pentapeptide-26, multi-functional anti-inflammatory peptide for irritated and sensitive skin. Anti-inflammation effect against environmental stimulus such as UV irradiation. Reduces itching and pruritus.

The Intensive Night Treatment was formulated to synergistically work with and be layered over Night Serum 85, enhancing the benefits of both products.

TRUFORA Skincare regimen

TRUFORA Skincare regimen

What’s so interesting is the variety of ingredients TRUFORA uses in each of their products. You can tell a lot of research has gone into this skincare line. For me one of the biggest selling points is that the line is totally fragrance free but I also appreciate that it’s an organic line that is cruelty free. With all the skincare lines available it’s not always easy to find the right products but with TRUFORA I’ve found quite a few that I’m extremely happy with (the serums and Night Treatment especially). While I wouldn’t repurchase the Eye Treatment or Exfoliator I know that these are great products but that they just aren’t what I’m looking for.

If you are in the market for a new skincare system then consider TRUFORA, especially since the ingredients are what makes this stand out from the rest. — Marcia

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Sustainable Youth brings science and comfort to your skin

Sustainable Youth

Sustainable Youth

If you were offered products from Sustainable Youth®, wouldn’t you be curious about them? I certainly was since at my age I’d like to sustain whatever youthfulness I still have. What I received is SUSTAINABLE YOUTH ULTRA CREAMY CLEANSING LOTION and SUSTAINABLE YOUTH ANYTIME LIFT EYE TREATMENT.

When you open those white boxes you’ll see this, which gives you a clue as to their philosophy and ingredients:

Sustainable Youth Anytime Life Eye and Creamy Cleaning Lotion

Sustainable Youth Anytime Life Eye and Creamy Cleaning Lotion

SUSTAINABLE YOUTH® uses an ingredient called ALASTA® in all of their products. Alasta® is a patented scientific discovery of the most potent immunostimulatory and concentrated ingredient derived from the rind of the Aloe Vera leaf. Alastra’s job is to improve skin elasticity and firmness through its ability to boost the body’s overall immune system performance. Sounds to me like they are calling my name!!

alastra®

alasta®

Sustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion with alastra

Sustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion with alasta

Sustainable Youth Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion with alasta® is just a terrific cleanser. I’m loving this gentle cleanser that rehydrates my skin. It is incredibly creamy and my face just sighs when I apply it. It’s a pH balanced cleanser that doesn’t strip skin of moisture. My skin feels soft and hydrated after using it.

Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion with alastra

Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion with alasta

There’s no foaming at all with this cleanser, it’s like cleansing with the finest moisture product. But it gets my skin very clean. I often use it with my new Michael Todd Soniclear or if I’m rushing I’ll just wash and wipe off with a soft cloth (I like the one from The Body Shop). Either way my face is ready for the next step without ever feeling tight.

Sustainable YouthUltra Creamy Cleansing Lotion with alastra

Sustainable YouthUltra Creamy Cleansing Lotion with alasta

This also contains Cocoa Seed Butter which is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Pro-vitamin B-5, otherwise known as panthenol, penetrates into the skin’s lower layers, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Also a proprietary blend of organically grown natural extracts including extracts of cucumber, white mulberry, green tea, licorice root and fig. Even with this wonderful cocktail of ingredients, there’s no fragrance to it.

Sustainable Youth Anytime Eye Treatment with alasta

Sustainable Youth Anytime Eye Treatment with alasta

SUSTAINABLE YOUTH® LIFT EYE TREATMENT with alasta® is a treatment serum that was created to help lessen the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles. I’m unfortunately stuck with all three of those but mostly crow’s feet and fine lines. Since this helps to minimize dark circles and under eye puffiness I am only using it during the day. As soon as my face is cleansed, I’ll apply this gently under my eyes and smooth it until it’s absorbed. I found it did more for me during the day than at night. You can also take this with you to reapply during the day.

Sustainable Youth Anytime Eye Treatment with alasta

Sustainable Youth Anytime Eye Treatment with alasta

Anytime Lift Eye Treatment uses ingredients that work synergistically with alasta®. It contains a potent blend of natural gums and polymers to mechanically smooth your skin. It also contains vegetable proteins to repair tissue damage and promote regeneration. In addition it uses potent natural plant herb blends to neutralize free radicals and prevent further damage.

As we age the skin around our eyes becomes less plump making our eye area look more sunken and looser. What I like about this is that it can be used over makeup. What I don’t like so much is the $60 cost. While all the products in the lineup for Sustainable Youth® are costly, this one seems a little out of line at least for me. I highly recommend the Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion though for a luxury feel to your face and a wonderful way to start your skincare regimen. — Marcia

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 Ingredients for Ultra Creamy Cleansing Lotion

Purified Water (Aqua), Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Cetyl Esters, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Propanediol (Corn), SD Alcohol 38-B*, Stearic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Chamomile)*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Morus Alba Fruit Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract*, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang Ylang)*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Bitter Fennel) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Bulgarian Lavender) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Indian Peppermint) Oil*, Ocimum Basilicum (Egyptian Basil) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*,Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill Leaf) Oil, Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Leaf Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin Oil (Patchouli)*, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil (Vetivert)*, Canola (Unsaponifiables) Oil *, Sodium Levulinate, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Anisate, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate.

*Certified Organic

Ingredients for Anytime Lift Treatment

Purified Water (Aqua), Glycerin, SD Alcohol 38-B*, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract*, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Morus Alba Fruit Extract*, Hydrolyzed Rhizobian Gum, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil , Cananga Odorata Flower Oil (Ylang Ylang)*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil*, Foeniculum Vulgare (Bitter Fennel) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Bulgarian Lavender) Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Indian Peppermint) Oil*, Ocimum Basilicum (Egyptian Basil) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*,Peucedanum Graveolens (Dill Leaf) Oil, Picea Mariana (Black Spruce) Leaf Oil, Piper Nigrum (Pepper) Fruit Oil*, Pogostemon Cablin Oil (Patchouli)*, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil (Vetivert)*, Canola (Unsaponifiables) Oil*, Darutoside, Sodium Hydroxide, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Linalool*, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Phytate.

*Certified Organic