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

*sent for consideration

#PixiGlow  @PixiBeauty

 

Meet your personal skincare coach with Skin Authority Beauty Infusion

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

When I started working with Skin Authority to test out one of their Beauty Infusion oils I didn’t know where to begin. Once seeing the amazing list of products and how they are capable of helping skin there were so many that I could see myself using. I was assigned a personal skin coach to help me find the proper product. By purchasing Skin Authority through their website this free service is available to all clients. Color me impressed.                                    sample

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

My coach Katie asked me about my skin, my skin care concerns, and my current regimen. What I was prescribed is Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado. She felt it would work for me, especially with my morning routine to help me achieve the goals of reducing pigmentation, providing elasticity, improving tone, hydration, and ability to produce collagen.

There are 4 Beauty Infusion products in the collection. Beside Quinoa & Avocado for Hydrating there’s Turmeric & Blueberry for Brightening, Probiotics for Clarifying, Swertia Chirata for Anti-aging, along with Instant Perfection Peel Pads. I could see myself benefiting from any of these.

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

This bottle of concentrated non-fragranced oil is loaded with a formula inspired by the ancient Ayurvedic techniques of using food-based ingredients to produce inner, outer and lasting beauty. This has become a favorite in the almost 2 months that I’ve been using it. It can easily be used in a variety of ways, day or night. There are many days I either don’t leave home or I don’t leave until late in the day. But this Beauty Infusion is on my face from the very beginning of my day. It can be used with or without foundation.

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

While I may not be a big fan of eating Quinoa I’m excited that it helps ward off the signs of aging by boosting collagen production and sealing in moisture. The other main ingredient in this is avocado which I do love to eat. Avocado is used to help soothe, protect, and hydrate skin. It has a high concentration of Omega-3, vitamins, essential fatty acids, and antioxidants.

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

Different ways I’ve used this:

*wash my face in the morning and apply a few drops to my face to pre-moisturize and add hydration

*Mix this with my Vitamin C serum (one drop is more than enough)

*Mix it with moisturizer

*Add a drop into my foundation prior to application

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

skinauthority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado

Skin Authority Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado is so concentrated that this bottle ($49, 1 fl oz) will last me for a year I’m sure. I’ve barely made a dent and I use it daily. Since I’ve been taught the benefits of using the proper oils on my face I haven’t looked back and I’m most excited about this one. The is a cruelty free company that doesn’t add dye, fragrance, or parabens to their products. The first thing I do when I receive or buy a new product is smell it and Beauty Infusion Quinoa & Avocado passed that test with flying colors.

It was not intimidating at all to work with the skin coach. I did mine all online and she emailed me every few weeks to see my opinion and to answer any questions I had. It can be done on the phone too which would especially help if you are a newbie to this kind of product. I’m going to ask about the Instant Perfection Peel Pads since they seem to be gentle enough to use with the other brands of skin care I’m always trying and would make the Beauty Infusion even more efficient. It’s time to get yourself a skin coach with Skin Authority. You won’t regret it.  —  Marcia

*received for testing, used with happiness

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.

Don’t you want to shine? Learn about Amalie Beauty’s SHINE and your answer will be yes

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

press sample

Amalie Beauty SHINE Brightening Face Oil is one of a kind. This amazing oil is unlike any I’ve tried in the past. If you are a frequent reader of my reviews then you know that I’m phobic about fragrance. Due to decades of severe migraines I ruled out certain things from my life and fragrance was among those. I even made my husband stop wearing his favorite colognes because of my intolerance. I’m starting to have more tolerance for certain fragrances but not all.

Well I’m hear to tell you that SHINE Brightening Face Oil is fragrant and, to my nose, very fragrant. I smell Jasmine in it very strongly. But I like it, I really like it. From day one I didn’t mind the fragrance to the amazement of other bloggers. I find it soothing and delicious. It’s sort of a miracle to me!

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

This amber oil comes in a dark black glass bottle. It’s so rich and full that I’m only able to use this at night. I don’t find that other products agree with it though. I apply this in place of any serums or moisturizers before I go to bed. As someone with sleep problems I love that this doesn’t disturb my sleep, instead it enhances it. I can’t smell it come morning but my face feels so beautifully moisturized that I just want to pet myself.

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

Amalie Beauty Shine Brightening Face Oil

SHINE can help in three ways. It helps with acne blemishes and helps fade the marks they’ve left behind. It’s a wonderful moisturizer, especially for dry skin. It helps to hydrate and nourish thereby diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Plus it helps brighten your skin in general.

Things to know that make this even better is that Amalie is a cruelty free, vegan company. Most of their ingredients are organic. And it’s made in the USA. Ingredients like Jojoba Oil and Pomegranate Oil are so great for our skin. The Jasmine I mentioned is mixed with Citrus Oils that combine for the incredible fragrance. Feel free to use a small amount on your hair since it can work wonders there too.

Amalie Beauty Shine and Wink

Amalie Beauty Shine and Wink

Amalie Beauty has two products in their repertoire and I’m in love with both. The creators, Megan and Miquel, won a competition in 2014 from Inc. Magazine’s Coolest College Start-up Competition and started Amalie Beauty. I’m so happy to have learned about them. SHINE can be used day or night while WINK is their Lash & Brow Enhancing Oil which I’ll review when it’s back in stock. These two products have made an impact on my nighttime beauty routine that I don’t want to give up. — Marcia

sent for consideration, used with love

INGREDIENT LIST: 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.

The Jojoba Company – Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser and Natural Pigment Oil

The Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil and Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser

The Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil and Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser

What is Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-HO-ba)? According to The Jojoba Company jojoba is a desert plant that produces a small bead. ” It produces a rich, pure golden liquid wax (it is often called jojoba ‘oil’).  But unlike oils this unique liquid wax acts like our skin’s own natural oils, absorbing deep below the skins surface. “It is the only plant on earth known to produce a wax similar to that found in young, healthy human skin”

The Jojoba Company has its own farm in Australia so that they can control how the plant is grown, this way they can avoid chemicals and preservatives. The father/daughter team who created the brand have found ways to incorporate the plant and oil into an entire skincare line.

I’ve used The Jojoba Co’s Pure Jojoba Oil (review) for over 6 months to help keep my skin and hair looking their best. When the company offered me their Natural Pigmentation Oil to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of pigmentation, you know I was thrilled. They later sent their Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser to make life even better!

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser is a very gentle cleanser that’s infused with tiny jojoba beads. This is a cleanser/exfoliator that I can use on a daily basis if I want since it’s so gentle. If you love a very scrubby cleanser this might not be strong enough for you, but it’s perfect for me. I like to use an exfoliating cleanser but I can’t overdo it so this very lightly scented product is a perfect addition to my regime.

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

“We have used 100% natural solidified jojoba beads that are completely safe and eco-friendly—no plastic particles here. The beads gently exfoliate while hydrating Vitamin C, quandong, aloe vera and Vitamin E dissolve impurities. Use daily as a 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator for glowing smooth skin. Suitable for all skin types.”

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

I love the ingredients used in this and I feel comfortable knowing that this calming cleanser has great natural ones. The jojoba beads won’t hurt the environment so it’s good for everyone.

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

The Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil is meant to target sunspots, age spots, and uneven skintone. There’s a pleasant light citrus fragrance to this. I use it at night since it’s an oil and my foundation has occasionally balled up under it if I’m rushing and not letting it meld into my skin. It’s so moisturizing that at night I don’t need to use another moisturizer if I don’t want.

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

The packaging is just the best. The top of all Jojoba Company boxes is so great you almost want to store it in the box but this copper colored bottle is beautiful on its own and looks pretty on my vanity.

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation OIl

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Both of these products are ones I’m happy to have discovered to enhance my skincare life. I’m working hard to keep my skin as youthful as possible and these two are doing the work for me.  Have you tried anything yet from The Jojoba Company? — Marcia

*pr samples

ingredients for Jojoba Bead facial cleanser

ingredients for Jojoba Bead facial cleanser

ingredients for jojoba natural pigmentation oil

ingredients for jojoba natural pigmentation oil

PurErb Essential Oils for skincare sensation

https://www.purerbskincare.com/

PurErb Skincare

https://www.purerbskincare.com/

PurErb Skincare

When your first glimpse of a website looks like this, you know you are in for a unique experience. PurErb Skincare is a brand based on herbology-based care and aromatherapy. They embrace the power of nature with something called NLE (natural liposome encapsulation) that intensifies the ingredients.

Pur Erb Serenity Calming Facial Oil and Vitality Deep Cleansing Oil

PurErb Serenity Calming Facial Oil and Vitality Deep Cleansing Oil

We were sent two products to learn about this newer line that are perfect examples of what PurErb™ is all about.

VITALITY DEEP CLEANSING OIL

The Vitality Deep Cleansing Oil is a clear rinse off cleanser that uses 15 exotic botanical ingredients in its formula. This cleanser absorbs into your skin quickly which helps moisturize and soften it. Start with a dry face, then put a drop onto your fingertips and rub them together. Massage this onto your your dampened face and neck to activate the oil. When you are done just pat it dry to leave your skin radiant, smooth and beautifully refreshed.

Pur Erb Vitality Deep Cleansing Oil

Pur Erb Vitality Deep Cleansing Oil

It contains ingredients like Abyssinian, Moringa, Geranium, Kukui, Frankincense, and Sacha Inchi oils to provide Mother Nature’s answer to calming your skin.

  • Dissolves and washes away surface impurities
  • Helps prevent dehydration and excess sebum
  • Leaves skin refreshed, smooth, and radiant

I love the smell of this and I’m normally extremely sensitive to any fragrance, I mostly smell citrus. It’s not too sweet or too tart, it’s in between and I love it. What is terrific about this is that they sell a 1 oz size (the one I have) for only $9 so you can try out a nice size bottle before investing in the 6 oz. $32 size.

SERENITY CALMING FACIAL OIL

Serenity Calming Facial Oil isn’t a cleansing oil so it’s used differently and has a much stronger aromatherapy fragrance to it. This is considered to be a Meridian Oil which are used often in spa treatments. According to PurErb these oils resonate more deeply than individual essential oils and are better for transporting your senses and enhancing well being.

Pur Erb Serenity Calming Facial Oil

PurErb Serenity Calming Facial Oil

This too has oils that are multi-layered and include Baobab, Marula, Bulgarian Rose, Helichrysum, Sandalwood, and Lavender.

With Serenity you first do a precleanse and tone your skin. Dispense a small amount onto your fingertips and rub them together. Then massage this onto your face and neck. You won’t be washing this off. This is the oil you’d use either alone or under a moisturizer. Here are the benefits:

  • Absorbs quickly to moisturize and soften
  • Nourishes and calms stressed skin
  • Ethereal floral notes promote relaxation
  • Helps soothe mental and emotional distress

A full size 1 oz bottle (the size of mine) is 1 oz and sells for $75 while a .3 oz is $28. These contain more expensive ingredients thus the price difference. While both of these oils come in darkened glass bottles to keep the ingredients away from light, Serenity’s bottle is also frosted protecting it even more.

Pur Erb Vitality Deep Cleansing Oil and Serenity Calming Facial Oil side views

PurErb Vitality Deep Cleansing Oil and Serenity Calming Facial Oil side views

Do you use oils on your skin? They are a wonderful addition to your skincare routine with Pu Erb being high up on my list of brands to use.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration

Information about some of the essential oils in PurErb Skincare

KUKUI: The Kukui tree was originally valued for its oil used in torches and lamps, from which its alternate name “Candlenut Tree” was derived. The dark nuts, white flowers, and downy leaves of the tree adorn traditional Hawaiian leis and symbolize enlightenment peace, and protection. The rich, silky oil contains essential fatty acids, antioxidants, and vitamins that soothe dry, stressed skin, deeply moisturize, relieve skin irritation, and promote healing.

SANDALWOOD: Prized across the globe for thousands of years, the Queen of Sheba offered sandalwood as a gift to honor King Solomon. Inhaling this scent helped Buddhists maintain alertness during meditation, and prompted Australian Aborigines to focus before the walkabout rite of passage. The slow-growing wood provides a luxurious oil that fades scars, tones, and rejuvenates the skin, while the elegant fragrance creates a sense of clarity, composure, and tranquility.

BAOBOB:  Known as the “upside down tree” of legend, the baobab overflowed with energy and walked across the African plains. Mother Earth decided to plant the baobab upside down to make sure it stayed in one place, and ever since, its root-like branches reach up to the sky. Baobab oil provides a superior source of essential fatty acids and antioxidants, promoting softer, smoother, and more toned skin. Vitamins A, D, and E deeply moisturize and nourish dull, dry, and aging skin while encouraging the regeneration of skin cells.

FRANKINSCENCE:  This fragrant resin has been revered by royalty for thousands of years, valued even more than gold. Unguent vases discovered in King Tutankhamun’s tomb contained frankincense, as further testimony of the ancient Egyptian obsession with eternal youth. Known for its healing powers, this anti-aging secret conditions, tones, and rejuvenates irritated, environmentally-damaged skin. The aroma is reminiscent of pine, honey, and lemon, and provides a sense of calm and serenity.

MORINGA:  Ancient Egyptian tombs often contained vessels filled with Moringa oil for use during the afterlife. Today, this deeply penetrating aromatic oil is still valued for its superior antioxidant and moisturizing powers for ageless-looking skin. With a superior oleic acid content of 72%, Moringa oil is deeply absorbed, delivering vital nutrients and restoring moisture to the skin.

Be sure to read Lisa’s review of the PurErb™ Hand Treatment

Are your retinol products working up to their potential? Boost them with Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial OilRetinol is one of the wonder ingredients in the skin care world. With all the great things it can do, it pays to ensure it can reach its potential. I was sent the Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil to try and I put it to work hoping it would boost my retinol products into overdrive.

Retinol products does much for skin – it treats acne, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. It even reduces the size of your pores. While some people don’t tolerate retinol well, my skin loves it. Retinol actually stimulates collagen production, so the results over time are fantastic.

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

L de L Retinol Anti Aging Facial Oil

Skincare L de L Cosmetics® Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil (SRP $26.00 – 1 Fl. Oz. / 30 mL) was launched last June and it’s a very interesting product. It’s a facial oil that preps skin for retinol treatments. I love facial oils, which sound like they would be greasy and pore-clogging but are in fact great moisturizers. Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil is a very light oil with African Marula Oil and Sea Buckhorn’s Omega 7 & 9 Fatty Acids. It moisturizes skin and delivers nutrients that fight wrinkles and increase elasticity. The ingredients include nine rich essential oils plus Vitamins A, C and Argan Oil (Vitamin E). There is a lot of antioxidant power in this oil.

Properly prepped skin helps treatment serums do their job even more effectively and the Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil is made to prepare skin for retinol treatments. While the Skincare L de L Cosmetics® line is a retinol-based anti-aging skin care line, I like how the facial oil is recommended for use before any retinol treatment. You can also mix a few drops of this oil into your moisturizer or foundation for a little extra luminosity.

Retinol Anti-Aging Facial Oil is available at ULTA Beauty stores, Harmon Face Values at select Bed Bath Beyond stores, as well as online at www.retinoltreatment.com.  – Lisa

*received for editorial consideration