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

Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel – a change for the better

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A long time ago, in what feels like another life, I went to the dermatologist every few months and she’d recommend a glycolic peel to take care of my skin problems. The process of it was great but I always left with a very red face and didn’t want to go anywhere afterward. When I stopped seeing that derm I also stopped having these done. I missed it but it would take a day or so to get my skin to calm down so I didn’t continue.

Now years later Ellen Lange Skin Science has entered my life with an offer to review her Retexturizing Peel Kit. Knowing how successful this was for other bloggers, I was thrilled to take the leap and use this. I’ve never done at “at home” peel before but my skin was begging for it.

Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel components

Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel components

In the kit you get everything you need to do 8 treatments. There’s a 2 oz Peel Prep Scrub, 60 Peel Accelerator Pad, 1.68 fl oz Glycolic Peel Solution plus a small measuring cup and the treatment brush. I only use 1 Peel Accelerator Pad per use so I have enough for many more peels!! The kit is $79 which makes my facial an $8 bargain plus I can purchase more of the Glycolic Peel Solution for $50. The peel is recommended to use once a week but the Pads can be used several times a week.

Ellen Lange Peel Prep

Ellen Lange Peel Prep

Ellen Lange Peel Prep

Ellen Lange Peel Prep

Step one – cleanse your face and then take a small scoop of the orange Peel Prep Scrub and apply it to your damp face. It’s recommended that you massage this gently in a circular motion for 30 – 60 seconds and then leave it on for another minute before rinsing clean and drying. This Peel Prep Scrub is a gentle exfoliator that has a great orange fragrance. I’d be happy to use this several times a week.

Ellen Lange Peel Accelerator Pads

Ellen Lange Peel Accelerator Pads

Ellen Lange Peel Accelerator Pads

Ellen Lange Peel Accelerator Pads

Step two – take one of the textured Peel Accelerator Pads and gently wipe it all over your face. This accelerates the exfoliation that you started with the scrub. This is where you’ll start to feel something. The Peel Accelerator Pads contain 5% Glycolic Acid. My skin isn’t used to this so I find it tingles when I go over my face with the pad. But each time I used the pads, the less it tingled. I don’t think I’ll ever have no tingling but it’s not unpleasant and it just lets me know that the product is working. This does have a chemical smell from the glycolic acid.

I find that pads like these are great to use to keep my pores from becoming clogged. These are stronger than others I’ve tried and they are making more difference in my skin than any others.

Ellen Lange Glycolic Peel Solution

Ellen Lange Glycolic Peel Solution

Ellen Lange Glycolic Peel Solution

Ellen Lange Glycolic Peel Solution

Last step: the actual Glycolic Peel Solution. This is the fun part yet this is what scared me a little too. The cup it comes with is big enough for 2 tablespoons but luckily 1 teaspoon of the creamy white solution is all you need. Pump it into the cup, then use the brush to cover your face. It becomes magical in its own special way. You leave this on your face for 2 – 3 minutes. It foams up gradually and is interesting to look at. I don’t really feel anything unusual when it’s on other than the foam tingling. The last step is to massage the foam into your face with damp fingers. It’s going to foam again and you’ll leave it on for about 5 more minutes. That’s it. It was so easy and not intimidating at all.

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What’s the result? Soft skin that is actually clearer and less clogged. I’ve used this several times now and am always amazed how how clear and bright my skin looks. Here’s what Ellen Lange says and I couldn’t tell you any better:

Use this facial treatment to:

• Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
• Even skin tone 
• Eliminate dry patches
• Minimize pore size
• Control periodic breakout

Ellen Lange Retexturing Peel Kit has made it onto my list of Top Ten Products for 2013. It’s made a great difference in my skin and is helping solve problems that I thought wouldn’t be solved on my own. Highly recommended! Have you ever done an at home peel? — Marcia

Ellen Lange Retexturing Peel how to

Ellen Lange Retexturing Peel how to

Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel ingredients

Ellen Lange Retexturizing Peel ingredients

*sent for review

Available at Ellen Lange’s website and Beauty.com for $79, replacements for the Glycolic Peel Solution and Peel Accelerator Pads are available from Ellen Lange.