Masks of the month – Hada Labo Tokyo and ToGo Spa

I am a masker that’s all there is to it. Somewhere along the line I became enamored with masks of all kinds. Give me a sheet mask and I’m happy. Give me a mask in a tube or jar and I’m going to have a ball. I love what they do to my face and my spirits. They are a quick way for a pick-me-up and they have wonderful benefits. This month I’m featuring two mask companies that sent me masks that you need.

Eyes by ToGoSpa and Lips by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa and Lips by ToGoSpa

ToGoSpa masks aka Treatments have been favorites of mine for years. I have a collection of the Under Eye Treatments to use whenever I need some plumping and help with fine lines. There are now 4 versions of Eyes ToGoSpa but this was my first experience with the coconut ones.

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa

These masks have so many benefits:

  • Improves circulation and stimulates production of new, youthful skin cells.
  • Relaxes, calms, and pumps up moisture-retention levels to new heights.
  • De-puffs and reduces dark circles with skin-brightening ingredients.
  • Relieves irritation and redness calming compounds.
  • Minimizes pores with clarifying, cleansing oils.
  • Hydrates crepe-like skin and resurfaces fine lines.
Coconut EYES

Coconut EYES

Eyes by ToGoSpa in Coconut Eyes are probably the most hydrating of their eye collection. There are 3 masks in a package ($12.50 but $10 on Amazon) and are worth every cent. Using a pair before a night out is a delight. My wedding anniversary is coming up and I’ve saved one set to use that day to make my husband appreciate his “bride”. They call these their staycation masks since they’ve added Coconut Extract which gives this a tropical gentle aroma. Adding Allantoin helps with the moisturizing. I love how my under eye lines are softened and look rejuvenated for at least two days.

 

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Not only did I save one of the eye treatments but I’ve also saved one  Lips by ToGoSpa to help make my lips look more kissable. So far ToGoSpa just has these in Coconut but I’m sure they’ll expand the line once everyone finds out how wonderful these are and the benefits of them.

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa are perfect for date night or everyday use. They help with dry lips or chapped lips as well as making your lips look fuller and more moisturized. I’ve used them prior to wearing a matte lipstick and noticed a nice difference since my liplines weren’t as prominent and my lips looked plumper. Give yourself 20 minutes and you’ll appreciate the combination of natural high-density marine collagen, enzymes, amino acids, natural marine minerals, trace elements, proteins and vitamins.

COCONUT LIPS – Purified Water, Chitosan, Sea Algae Extract, Collagen, Coconut Extract, Cellulose, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vegetable Glycerin, Allantoin, Lavender Oil

These are activated by your body temperature and shortly after application you’ll feel them getting softer and more pliable. The nutrients are stored in the lip mask and release as you are lying comfortably savoring your spa experience.

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa contain hyaluronic acid, vitamins C & E, are cruelty free, and contain no dyes or parabens. You really will love what these can do for your lips. In the warmer weather I’m going to put them in the refrigerator before using.

I can’t forget about a sheet mask and like to do one on a weekend morning. Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask is making my special time a great ME time. I have long used several products from Hada Labo Tokyo and think it’s a great line. I often recommend their hydrators and moisturizer. Well now I can recommend their Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask too.

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

There are 4 masks in the box so you’ve got weeks of pleasure using them. When I’m looking at anti-aging products I’m always thrilled to see Hyaluronic Acid as a main ingredient. These have “super” hyaluronic acid so I’m especially thrilled about that. “Proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid.  Powerful hydrator and skin plumper that provides multi-layer, long-lasting moisture to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating levels.”

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

This is a cotton fiber mask that is absolutely loaded with serum. They say they use a full bottle (0.7 oz) to help with hydration and firmness. Each mask is very wet so I wear a nightgown or old tee shirt when I’m going to use one. They don’t drip down my face but I like to lie down to keep all that goodness on my face. Keep it on for 10 – 15 minutes and don’t rinse after. You may want moisturizer and sunscreen but you’ve got your dose of serum to spread around your face already.

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

I think this set of 4 masks is very reasonably priced at $14.99 but even better is that Target and Amazon have them for $7.39 which is the best price ever. Recommended use is 1 to 3 times per week, my use has been once a week. I’m very happy that these are fragrance free.

As a mask aficionado I’ve just shared with you 3 of my favorites. If you haven’t used these yet, I’m not sure what you are waiting for!!  —  Marcia

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Bestselling skin care by Pixi Beauty

Pixi BeautyI am very familiar with the color cosmetics from one of the most adorable cosmetics lines, Pixi Beauty. However, Marcia raves about the skin care so I decided to test four of Pixi’s best sellers. Do these cute Pixi Skintreats lives up to their adorable packaging?                                                                                                                             samples

Pixi Beauty Sleep Cream

Beauty Sleep Cream ($30) is a fast-absorbing, nutrient-rich nighttime essential helps to protect, nourish, and hydrate skin while you sleep. With 100% natural mango butter, plus oils of lavender, lemon & bergamot, this cream calms and balances skintone.

This is a very nice nighttime moisturizer, particularly for very dry skin. This winter has been brutal for me so far…the dry indoor heat makes my skin feel like it’s cracking. Whenever I slather this on at night, I wake up with soft, hydrated skin that feels terrific. I thought the lavender might bother me because I can be sensitive to the scent but I have no issues with it at all.

Glowtion Day DewGlowtion Day DewGlowtion Day Dew, $22  lightweight, radiance-boosting moisturizer that soothes while blurring imperfections & giving a lit-from-within glow.  Advanced illuminating skin-perfector nourishes & soothes while giving a boost to dull skin. Featherlight and hydrating, this moisturizer imparts a natural-looking radiance to skintone, making it look healthier & more even. Lavender oil calms, kaolin purifies, and mica brightens.

I am always on a quest for some ‘lit from within’ glow and Glowtion Day Dew is a great way to get there. In fact, I think this is my most favorite Pixi skin care product. It’s a lightweight daytime moisturizer that hydrates while also giving skin an instant radiance. You can see the illumination when heavily swatched – luckily, it’s not that dramatic with proper application, but it does give skin a freaking fantastic glow that perks up even the dullest of skin tones. This is a must have!

Pixi Glow Mist Glow Mist Gives a glowing, luminous & smooth complexion. Enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts.  Before makeup: hydrates, protects & nourishes.  After makeup: sets makeup, adds a dewy finish and protects skin.  Anytime: refreshes makeup, hydrates and adds glow.

Normally, my skin is too oily to fully appreciate the wonders of Glow Mist. I’ve actually been able to enjoy it lately with my crazy dry skin. I think it sprays on too wet to set makeup – the mist is heavy and will make makeup run unless you spray well away from your face. But for general refreshing and getting some glow, this is wonderful.

Pixi 24K Eye Dew

24K Eye Elixir ($22) An anti-fatigue peptide serum that massages away puffiness as it smooths and refreshes the eye area. This multitasker is infused with powerful age-defying ingredients to refresh eyes & prevent signs of fatigue. Collagen helps to repair the delicate eye area, peptides plump fine lines, and raspberry tones skin. Cooling rollerball applicator soothes & encourages circulation around the eye. 

This is a wonderful eye treatment that has great ingredients. Where it really shines is for treating puffy eyes. Store this in the refrigerator to keep it chilly and it’s there for you as you pour your morning coffee…just glide the rollerball under your eyes and that puffiness goes away. It just feels so good, too!

Now I know that Pixi by Petra isn’t just for super cute cosmetics.  The Skintreats are cute too – and  effective. Great stuff at a great price!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration, affliate links

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Go to bed with a WINK and a SHINE #PinkWink

amalie beauty wink and shine

Today I want to introduce you to the second half of my Amalie Beauty skincare routine. I’ve told you about Amelie Beauty SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil (reviewed here) previously but want to reiterate what I love about it. This terrific facial oil has not only helped my skin but it’s taught me a big lesson about fragrance. When SHINE and WINK were sent for review and I read about them I was a little, or maybe more than a little, worried about the fragrance of SHINE. But I wanted the effects of this: hydration, nourishment, diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, naturally fade dark spots and blemishes, and end up with a more even skin tone.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE Organic Brightening Face Oil has a jasmine fragrance so you’d expect this fragrance-phobe to run the other way but that didn’t happen. I love the scent and find it soothing to use at bedtime. While SHINE can be used morning or night I prefer it at night since it’s a little less absorbant than some facial oils.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE is not alone in going to bed with me, WINK is right there too. I delayed writing about WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for a few reasons. First it sells out so quickly that I wanted to be sure that it was in stock for you to buy. And more important WINK, starting on October 1, 2016, turned pink. You are going to hear a lot of BCA this month and what companies are going to do to help fight for the cure. But no one is going to be as unique and helpful as Amalie Beauty. For every tube of WINK sold they will donate one to a cancer warrior to help them regrow their lashes and brows that have been lost through chemotherapy. #PinkWink #BOGOforthe cure

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer (original box)

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

WINK Eyelash & Eyebrow Enhancer #PinkWink

If I could do cartwheels I’d do them after using WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil for the last two months. I use this almost every single night on my eyebrows and about 2 – 3 times a week on my lashline. I never had to go through actual chemotherapy but I was on chemo drugs for almost 2 years. In that time my hair loss was considerable and my eyelashes and brows became skimpy. There’s a lot of self-deprecation when this goes on. I wasn’t feeling well and I hated the way I looked. But by the grace of god I came through it all and went into remission. It’s been over 5 years and my doctor tells me I’m good to go. When I fell two years ago and was in rehab I went through the process again though not due to drugs. Having WINK come into my life has been a savior. While I plucked my eyebrows in between my eyes, I just kept watching my brows get skimpier and skimpier. Now I am back to plucking!!!! Who ever thought that would be an accomplishment? We mostly complain about plucking but WINK has helped to make my brows fuller. I know that they’ll never be back to normal but I’m not getting any younger so that’s typical.

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

WINK Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil

This is strictly a bedtime babe for me. Directions say to click the pen 180 degrees to get the product to come out on the brush, apply it to brows and/or your lashline, massage it gently in. That’s it. Since I wear eye makeup every day this would interfere but I can and do use it at bedtime.

Amalie Beauty WINK

Amalie Beauty WINK

Why use this? As you can see above WINK conditions, strengthens, and enhances your eyelash and eyebrow hairs. WINK is a mix of Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 essential fatty acids from a variety of natural nut and seed oils. Studies have been done that have shown that applying essential fatty acids topically can help awaken dormant follicles. It doesn’t promise to regrow hair but personally it has helped me, especially on my eyebrows. A tube should last you 60 days but I’ve used mine longer and can see there’s a lot left in it.

I hope you’ll read the story behind #PinkWink and #BOGOforcure here, I know you’ll be as touched as I am. Do yourself a favor and add this wonderful product to your routine. At the same time you’ll be helping someone who’s in need.  —  Marcia

*product sent for editorial consideration, all opinions are 100% my own

SHINE Ingredients: Organic Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Helianthus Annuus Sunflower (Seed) Oil, Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf (Bearberry) Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit Seed) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil

WINK Information: Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and use it for 60 days on either lashes or brows. Therefore “2 month’s usage” is based on the directions, so please follow them precisely. To start the pen, rotate the bottom chamber 10 times (slowly) until a small amount of product expels to the tip. Each night, after removing all makeup, rotate the pen 180 degrees (1/2 rotation) and apply by gliding along the eyelid or eyebrow; repeat for the other eyelid / eyebrow. Massage gently into the skin (optional). Each bottle has 72 rotations inside–enough to start the pen and apply for 60 days to either lashes or brows.

WINK Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Himalayan Cherry/Dhatelo Seed (Prinsepia Utilis Oil), Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil , Punica Granatum (Pomegrenate) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate.

Truth Vitality helps our aging heads and maybe yours with a giveaway

truth in aging logoThe website Truth in Aging carries an amazing amount of products that will help us as we go through the aging process. You can count on them for over 20 brands and one of their newest is Truth Vitality which is a line of products especially designed for women with fine hair or women with thinning hair, those who’d simply like more voluminous hair on their head or eyebrows. We were sent a few products to see if it helped our aging heads.

LISA’S PRODUCTS:

What does your shower drain look like? It is a messy tangle of hair?? I shudder when I see mine…I can’t believe I am losing that much hair every time I shampoo and condition. Truth Vitality Shampoo and Conditioner promised me less shedding, so I was more than happy to give them a whirl.

Truth Vitality True Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

Truth Vitality True Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

It’s funny, for hair products that promise volume the formulas are certainly on the thin side…but they do deliver every promise.

Their nourishing formulas are infused with a unique copper peptide complex to encourage hair growth, as well as powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and extracts to rebuild struggling strands from the inside out.

The True Volume Shampoo’s formula is loaded with beneficial ingredients to fight thinning hair, increase volume and strength, and stimulate new hair growth, including copper peptides, caffeine, ferulic acid, vitamin A, and beta carotene.

Our conditioner offers a unique combination of emu oil and copper peptides to stimulate the hair follicles, increasing their size and encouraging hair growth. There’s also caffeine, beta-sitosterol, Aspen bark extract, and macadamia nut oil to add strength, volume, and shine.

Truth Vitality True Volume Shampoo and Conditioner

I do see less hair in my drain so I know I am shedding less as I use the True Volume Shampoo and Conditioner. My hair feels very soft, floaty, and full. It’s shiny too! Volume hair products often leave my hair feeling coated, but these don’t – my fine hair loves them.

These two hair products retail for $64, but right now I see them on the Truth in Aging website as a duo for $54.40.

If you have fine or thinning hair, you will love this sulfate/silicone/paraben-free duo. If you want to address hair loss, I think this is an excellent option.

MARCIA’S PRODUCT:

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

BROW EMPOWER from Truth Vitality was created for people just like me. I never had to worry about my brows and gave them little thought. I’d pluck to keep strays away but they were full and I basically ignored them. Along came age and illness and my eyebrows are no longer what they were.

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

Brow Empower ($39) is a lightweight gel that you can apply day or night. It’s a light brown serum that will dry down so that you can apply eyebrow makeup over it. This stimulates healthy growth using a blend of copper peptides, vitamin B5, and emu oil. Copper peptides increase the size of hair follicles and stimulate new hair growth while the vitamin B5 and emu oil gently condition and smooth the hair strands.

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

The applicator of Brow Empower is a new technology and can break easily so you need to use some TLC with it. I admit that I dropped mine and it doesn’t work properly but I’m still using the product. I use a cotton swab to get the product and apply it to my brows that way. I’ll often then use the applicator to smooth it onto my brows.

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

Truth Vitality Brow Empower

Truth Vitality added a unique touch to this product. There is a small pin like tool that helps you keep the applicator top free from product. If it starts to clog up just wipe the metallic tip and orifice with a soft cloth or tissues and insert the pin. It clears it easily. I wish other products had thought to include something like this.

applicator for Brow Empower

applicator for Brow Empower

Something I found very interesting is that Truth in Aging has a community of testers so this and the other products in the Truth Vitality line have been tested and reviewed by them. I’ve started to see some brow growth and am finding new hairs. It’s so easy to use that I’ll continue this and hope that I can eventually see a fuller brow.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Truth in Aging has kindly offered to send two winners products. You must be a US subscriber of Beauty Info Zone to enter. One subscriber will win the Truth Vitality Shampoo and Conditioner while another subscriber will win Truth Vitality Brow Empower. Your hardest job is to decide which of these would be best for your needs. The giveaway is open through 8/1/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments get cranky and close please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the subject Truth in Aging and make your comment there. Please remember that we verify all entries so keep it on the straight and narrow.

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New life for aging lips and eyes with Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

Kleraderm Caviar

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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