LEGO® Education can change your child’s life (giveaway included)

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As a third and fourth grade educator for 30 years I am continuously fascinated with how much the field of education has changed. One such change that is vital today is teaching our kids with STEM (or STEAM). For those not up to date on STEM it means Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics. (STEAM adds in the art category.)

Providing the opportunity for our children by combining the aspects of STEM creates eager learners who think more than we used to require them to. Rote isn’t a part of this type of education since it’s really about figuring out why and how things work rather than just memorization.STEM-logo

Did you know that there are LEGO® Education Centers that help your children put to use LEGOS® to stimulate the concept of STEM. Not only are there fun classes at SNAPOLOGY but it’s a great place for birthday parties and groups to have a blast while learning. It’s like they snuck in education without kids realizing it.snapology-robotics-mindstorm

According to Live Science: “STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.” Try as we might as educators we don’t always get in enough science in our curriculums, especially in the early grades.

SNAPOLOGY isn’t just for young students since it’s available from pre-school through 12th grade.  The Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM), comprised of 13 agencies—including all of the mission-science agencies and the Department of Education—are facilitating a cohesive national strategy, with new and repurposed funds, to increase the impact of federal investments in five areas: 1.) improving STEM instruction in preschool through 12th grade; 2.) increasing and sustaining public and youth engagement with STEM; 3.) improving the STEM experience for undergraduate students; 4.) better serving groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields; and 5.) designing graduate education for tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

We want to be advocates for the education of this next generation and STEM is a wonderful way to stimulate children’s thinking. There are a variety of resources available for STEM education with Snapology leading the way.

In cooperation with Nakturnal there’s a LEGO® giveaway that’s recommended for ages 6 and older. When I did a poll on what type of giveaways our readers liked to see many mentioned toys.

Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator

Snapology Mascot Sebastian Gator

This 49 piece Snapology Mascot will add some educational excitement to a child’s life.

This giveaway is open through 4/4/17 for US only. Please follow the Rafflecopter entries to decide how often you want to enter. The first two are mandatory while the rest are optional but the more you tweet (once daily) the better the chance of winning.  — Marcia

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This giveaway and post is a partnership with Nakturnal, prize will be sent directly to winner by Nakturnal

7th Anniversary Eyeshadow Palette Giveaway

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Beauty Info Zone is officially 7 years old. We began our blog in March of 2010 and have published at least once daily through thick and thin. For 30 days we are going to load up on giveaways – some you may love, some may make you scratch your head, and some might make you laugh. Today’s giveaway is one you’ll love.

Anniversary Palette Giveaway

Anniversary Palette Giveaway

We have three new yet older eyeshadow palettes for 3 winners (US or Canada). These are out of stock but they are brand new and only opened for photography. Let me describe them so you can see which one might make you a happy winner.


Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette closed

Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette closed

Actually this one is available but only on the UD Website and the price is slashed in case you want to buy it. But you could win it here – this is hard to give up but I’m moving into smaller quarters.

Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette open

Urban Decay Smoked Eyeshadow Palette open

10 beautiful eyeshadows, one 24/7 eyeliner pencil in Perversion (black) and a travel size UD Primer Potion. This has great pigmentation and will provide someone with everyday colors as well as 3 pops of color to take your eyes to the next step.


Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book

Don’t ask me why I never used this because I really don’t know. It’s big and so I put it in my closet rather than my drawers and forgot all about it.

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book

24 Eyeshadows in just about every color you can think of. Truly for the adventurous since it contains lots of brights, even a red shadow. The colors are stunning.

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book open

Kat Von D Spellbinding Eyeshadow Book open


Lorac Eye Candy Full Face Collection

Lorac Eye Candy Full Face Collection

This unique collection has 6 separate palettes so it’s easy to take on the go. 4 eyeshadow palettes = 16 eyeshadow shades; 1 cream eyeliner palette, and 1 cheek & lip tint palette. Everything you need and want. I’ve never even opened this for some strange reason.

Eyeshadows: Ooh La La Vanilla and Blackberry Truffle Seduction

Eyeshadows: Ooh La La Vanilla and Blackberry Truffle Seduction

Tantalizing Cocoa Eyeshadows and Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate Cream Eyeliners

Tantalizing Cocoa Eyeshadows and Mesmerizing Dark Chocolate Cream Eyeliners

Caramel Love Affair Eyeshadows and Indulge in Berry Kisses Cheek & Lip Tint palette

Caramel Love Affair Eyeshadows and Indulge in Berry Kisses Cheek & Lip Tint palette

This one is great for anyone on the go especially since you can just take the palette/s you want.

Good luck and thanks for being a part of Beauty Info Zone for 7 years!  —  Marcia


*You must be an email subscriber of Beauty Info Zone. If I can’t find that information then you’ll be disqualified. *Open to US and Canada only. Between the cost of postage and the fragility of these palettes it’s impossible to mail it elsewhere. *The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on 4/5/17. *If comments close towards the end of the giveaway email me at and label it Palettes to leave your comment.

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The most unusual skincare I’ve ever tried: Hydroskin. You can win a set in this giveaway

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Pack

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Pack

I don’t even know where to start with Hydroskin other than that it’s the most unusual skincare regime I’ve ever used. I couldn’t begin to count how many brands I’ve used since blogging and I’ve never encountered a brand like this before. When Hydroskin offered me a starter set I was intrigued and agreed to test. They made me promise to use it for a minimum of 30 days straight without any other brand. It’s hard for me to make such a promise but I did and I’m so enthusiastic about my experience.

Hydroskin products

Hydroskin products

There are 4 products to get you going with Hydroskin: cleanser, hydro mist, (HA) serum, C moisturizer. After washing up with their cleanser it will take you no more than 90 seconds to use all 3 of the remaining products. Actually you need to make sure you do it in 90 seconds or less to make the skincare the most effective.

Hydroskin is an Australian brand that ships to the US. They make their skincare in small batches to make sure they are their efficacy stays true. Plus their items use natural ingredients so they don’t want them waiting in a warehouse.

Hydroskin Cleanser

Hydroskin Cleanser

HYDROSKIN CLEANSER is a soap free gentle formula that uses unique ingredients to keep it anti-inflammatory.

Active Ingredients
Chamomile hydrosol is Chamomile Roman diffuse in distilled water. Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) has been used for centuries to calm acne, rashes, eczema, wounds, dermatitis, and dry and itchy skin.

Coco Betaine (coconut) is derived from coconut oil and known as the “gentle cleanser”, it makes soft foam and washes away grime leaving no residue.

Polyglucose (sugar/glucose) is one of a new generation of cleansers derived from sugar starch. It is just as effective as sulphates, but extremely mild and non-toxic.

Olive Oil Esters (water-soluble olive oil) is water-soluble olive oil. It is very hydrating and is extremely proficient in avoiding dry and tense skin caused by over cleansing or exfoliating.

After using the cleanser (about 2 – 3 pumps will be enough for your face, neck and chest) rinse and pat your face dry.

Now let’s get the timer going!!hydroskin step book

HYDROSKIN HYDRO MIST contains vitamins B3 and B5. It’s a watery substance but it is the first step in making sure that you end up with an amazing complexion. It uses natural humectants to hydrate, brighten and lighten skin. It’s meant to soften wrinkles, reduce blotchiness, improve hydration and fade age spots. Now that’s a lot to swallow from a product that appears like water but it really is important to their system. The ingredients are wonderful and reading about them will make you want to use this for sure.

Hydroskin Hydro Mist

Hydroskin Hydro Mist

Apply 10 – 12 drops or sprays to your face, neck and chest and stop there. Do not wipe off. Leave it wet. After about 30 seconds you move on to the HA Serum. Now this is where I was lost at first. I didn’t use enough of the Hydro Mist though I moved on while it was wet. Mistake! This is the accelerator and you don’t want to misuse it. When I foolishly didn’t  use enough I didn’t care for the line but I soldiered on. My face felt dry and tight. I contacted Hydroskin only to find out it was me and not the skincare. Don’t skimp. I rarely sprayed it on preferring to splash it on with my hands. hydroskin step1

HYDROSKIN [HA] SERUM is my favorite product because of the Hyaluronic Acid used in this step. They combine miniHA™ and high molecular weight HA (Hyaluronic Acid) to produce rapid hydration and plumping of your skin. Apply 3 to 4 generous pumps of this over the wet Hydro Mist.

Hydroskin [HA] Serum

Hydroskin [HA] Serum

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body and it is what attracts and binds water in the skin. HA has the ability to absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. The result is a water-infused gel that feeds collagen and gives skin its plump firmness.

miniHA™ (Hyaluronic Acid) is extracted from plants using no corrosive chemicals. It has a very low molecular weight so that it can deeply nourish the skin right down to the collagen producing layer of the dermis. Meanwhile, high molecular weight HA sits on the surface, locking in and working with the miniHA™ to achieve optimal results.

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Last in this process is Hydroskin C Moisturiser which contains a stable version of Vitamin C to make this moisturizer an “anti-aging powerhouse”.  Loaded with wonderful ingredients like Niacinamide, mini Hyaluronic Acid, 3 Natural Emollients: Meadowfoam Seed Oil + Avocado Oil + Sweet Almond Oil, and d-panthenol (vitamin B3), plus Organic Vegetable Glycerin is hygroscopic, that is, it absorbs moisture from the air and brings it to the skin. Use 3 to 4 pumps of this as your last step over your wet skin.

Hydroskin C Moisturizer

Hydroskin C Moisturizer

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Your skin is going to feel wet for a short time and it may seem unusual to you as it did me. I’m used to richer creams and products that absorb quickly into my skin. But this singular line has its own process and cachet. The only thing I added to this routine was sunscreen in the morning and eye cream twice a day.

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Set

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Set

The sample/travel set costs $79.50 USD and will last you about 3 weeks if used in the right amounts. I finished the moisturizer before any of the other products so I’ve used the others with another moisturizer and still had pretty good results. I’ve felt that my skin has looked particularly nice and I’m not noticing sagginess, as much discoloration or redness, nor is my skin craving hydration even in the winter winds. I’ve actually gotten compliments on my appearance which is a rare thing. While this may break the paradigm I’ve become accustomed to, I grew to love the results.

Hydroskin is a skincare regimen that works for all skin types. It’s non-fragranced (insert heart here), cruelty-free, made from natural ingredients, and it works. After this experience I’d be delighted to try their Kakadu Plum Ultimate Vitamin C Serum as well as their Organic Manuka Honey Mask. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY TIME: It is Beauty Info Zone’s 7th Blog Anniversary and we’re thrilled that Hydroskin is celebrating it with us and kicking off our Anniversary Giveaways. One US subscriber is going to be thrilled to win this unusual, unique, unbelievable set of skincare. The giveaway is open through 4/3/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Sometimes our comment section closes early so to solve that problem email me at and label it HYDROSKIN to leave your comment. Then you can click ‘I commented’ so you can continue on. Please be sure you are subscribed by email to Beauty Info Zone to take advantage of this giveaway and the others we have for you.

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Let’s spring into the Sunday Scoop Giveaways for 3/19 to 3/27


Believe it or not Spring starts on March 20th. I’m seriously glad to know that even if the weather hasn’t been very springlike. But there’s hope in the air just like there’s hope you’ll win some giveaways!  —  Marcia




3/28  ECOTOOLS BRUSH SET  –  1 winner, WW


3/19  Southern Curls and Pearls  –  T3 Curling Wand, David Yurman bracelet, Love Always Couture Monogram Necklace, US

3/19  Bae.uty Giveaways  –  $1000 worth of prizes including Furla purse, Coach Wristlet and lots of makeup, WW

3/19  Buzz for Mommies  –  NeoCell Derma Matrix and Joint Bursts, US

3/20  Glam and Uncensored  –  10 Korean face masks, US

3/20  Dave Lackie  –  Versace Bright Crystal fragrance set

3/20  The Feminine Files  –  Zoya Charming polish collection, Zoya Remove, Zoya Violette Lipstick, US

3/20  Country Wife, City Life  –  Hard Night, Good Morning Skincare, US

3/20  Orogold  –  4 winners, Orogold 24K Bio-Brightening Dark Spot Solution

3/21  Fashion Lush  –  cosmetics from Smashbox, Stila, ELF and more

3/21  S.W. Basics  –  5 winners, Natural Essential Oil -based products from 8 different companies, US

3/21  Angie’s Angle  –  Urban Decay Shadow Box palette, US

3/21 (?)  Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, Bronze Buffer Self-Tan Remover, US

3/21 (?)  Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, CBD Eye Serum and Face Cream, US

3/23  Sylvie in the Sky  –  Darphin Skincare, US

3/24  Skinny Detox  –  $500 Kylie Cosmetics plus Skinny Detox products, US/Canada

3/24  She Finds  –  100 winners, Kniepp’s Shower Foam and Body Scrub, US

3/25  Fashionista Budget  –  L’Occitane’s Pretty Hands Gift Set, WW

3/25  Java John Z  –  Rodan & Fields Body Sunscreen and Foaming Sunless Tan, US

3/26  Beauty In The Bag  –  20 winners, Nectifirm by Revision Skincare, US

3/26  Bailey B  –  Makeup Geek e/s in a magnetic palette, US

3/26  Fashionably Clearance  –  deluxe sizes of Supergoop Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil and Oui Wave Spray plus a SunnyLife beach towel, US

Gladja Skincare  –  1 winner per week of their complete Gladja Skincare Collection (lasts for 20 weeks)

Here We Go Again  –  1 winner per week through 3/31  –  Le Beaute skincare, US


3/19  Styled Arrow  –  Keep Collective (Stella & Dot) Silver Mesh Bracelet, US

3/19  Sasha Brand KW  –  NEST thermostat

3/20  Michigan Savings  –  Essential Oils Recipe Box with oils, US

3/20  My Style Spot  –  Swarovski Crystal Dangle Earrings, US

3/21  She Finds  –  2 winners, $500 to Bow & Drape (clothes), US

3/21  PoshStyle Guide  –  mystery pair of LuLaRoe leggings, US

3/22  Budget Earth  –  winner’s choice of America Tourister Aerospin OR DeLite 3 Suitcase, US

3/23  Eco Style Case  – $150 Eco Style Case g.c. to shop for anything on their website, US/Canada

3/24  Lynchburg Mama  –  $20 to Plant Therapy, US

3/24  Cheryl deMarco  –  Ralph Lauren Slim Women’s Wallet, WW

3/24  Dorky’s Deals  –  $50 LuLaRoe, US

3/24  Java John Z  –  6 months of Hulu, US

3/25  Health Products to You  –  OXO Good Grips 5 piece POP Container set, US


daily through 3/25  Poppy Sweeps  –  set of 3 $15 Starbucks gc, US

3/20  To The Motherhood  –  $25 Amazon g.c. and coupon for Egglands Best Eggs, US

3/20  Mom Does Reviews  –  $50 g.c., US

3/21  $$  ||  Still Blonde, $25 paypal, US  ||  Leah Says, $25 paypal or Amazon, US  ||  Improve Your Health, $25 Starbucks, US  ||  Mom Does Reviews, $25 Disney Store or paypal, WW  ||   Susie’s Reviews, $30 Best Buy, US  ||  This Roller Coaster, $25 Barnes and Noble, US  ||  Freebies Steals and Deals, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Miki’s Hope, $25 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||

3/22  Walking in Memphis  –  $200 Sears, US

3/22  Java John Z  –  $200 Michael Kors g.c., WW

3/22  Athletic Nature  –  $1000 Amazon

3/23  Dorky’s Deals  –  $200 Starbucks g.c., WW

3/23  Java John Z  –  2 winners, each $400 paypal or Amazon, WW

3/24  4 Luv of Sanity  –  $25 g.c. to 1-800 Flowers, US

3/24  Confessions of a Frugal Mind  –  $20 paypal, WW

3/24  Tammie’s Reviews  –  $25 Amazon, US

3/24  Prize Circuit  –  $100 Amazon, US

3/25  $$ || Dorky’s Deals, $50 OshKosh g.c., US ||  Freebies Deals and Steals, $20 Amazon or paypal, WW  ||  Like Hanna, $25 Amazon, WW  ||  Shopping Kim, $25 Target, US  ||  4 Luv of Sanity, $50 Visa, WW ||

The Sunday Scoop (for 3/12 to 3/19) is sending a bit of Irish luck to you with these giveaways


I may be rushing the holiday a bit but I’m guessing if you love to celebrate for St. Patrick’s Day that you are already prepping for it. If so I hope it’s a lovely day and that you find the perfect green polish to match your perfect green outfit.  May the luck of the Irish help you win some of these giveaways!  Be sure you read to the very end!!  —  Marcia




3/28  KLERADERM COLLAGEN CLEANSING MILK  –  4 continental US winners

Winner’s Circle: our fragrance giveaway has been won by Laura M.


3/13  Polarbelle  –  Wet n’Wild new Iridescent Highlighters, US

3/14  Ahlessa 4 Real  –  NYX Cosmetics, WW

3/14  Glitter Buzz Style  –  Infusium Shampoo and Conditioner, US

3/15  Yon-Ka  –  Yon-Ka Skincare Head to Toe Nutrition Collection (Nutri Defense, Nutri Protect, Nutri Contour), US

3/15  Pammy Blogs Beauty  –  Jay Manuel Beauty Bronzer and Classic Lip Duo, US/Can

3/15  She Finds  –  50 winners, The Icing Makeup Kit, US

3/15  Haute Off the Rack  –  4 Oil Diffuser bracelets, US

3/16  Prime Beauty  –  Nugg Masks 4 Step Hydration Kit, US

3/16  Gouldylox  –  Jay Manuel Beauty Bronzer and Classic Lip Duo, US

3/16  Dave Lackie  –  Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette in “Trafalgar”

3/17  She Finds  –  100 winners, Exuviance Skincare trial sets, US

3/18  Fashionista Budget  –  Sephora Collection Give Me Some Nude Lip Set, WW

3/18  Always Blabbing  –  Lancome mascara, eyeliner and lipliner, US

3/18  Glitter Buzz Style  –  Omega Labs USA nail polishes, US

3/19  Never Say Die Beauty  –  GloMinerals Mattifying Primer, US

3/19  Deals Among Us  –  180Pro Zotos Color Remedy Haircare Trio, US

Beauty Undercover  –  Cricket Copper Clean Brush (hair) collection, US


3/13  Deals Among Us  –  Natural Candles box of tapers and pack of votive candles, US

3/14  Fab Over Fifty  –  6 month supply of Cal-EZ, $50 Athleta g.c. for workout clothes, Cal-EZ water bottle, US

3/15  Java John Z  –  Daily Goodie Box, US

3/15  Kicking It With Kelly  –  Brother Portable Label Maker and tape cartridges, US

3/16  The Homespun Chics  –  Crimson G10 10 pc Cutlery Set, US

3/18  Love Taza  –  Instax Mini Camera with Fujifilm cartridges, US

3/18  Style Spot  –  Swarovski Crystal Necklace, US

3/18  Comeback Momma  –  countertop Pizza Maker Oven and packages of Bay English Muffins, US

3/18  Ice Fairy Treasures  –  complete line of Salonpas products, US

3/18  Extra TV  –  5 winners, Ninja Coffee Bar System, US

3/18  She Savvy  –  Chesapeake Bay Candle Collection, US

3/18  Deals Among Us  –  Dr. Jacobs Eucalyptus Castile Liquid Soap, US

3/19  Budget Earth  –  HomeRight Steam Machine, US

3/19  Miki’s Hope  –  PeachSkin Sheet Set in your choice of size and color, US


3/12  Influence Nation  –  $500 g.c. to, US

3/14  Giveaway Promote  –  $100 Amazon g.c., WW

3/14  Dorky’s Deals  –  $100 Target gc, US

3/14  Michigan Savings  –  $25 Applebees g.c., US

3/14  Dorky’s Deals  –  $200 Nordstrom g.c., WW

3/14  Sandy Ala Mode  –  $1000 Target gc

3/15  Taste and See  –  $700 Amazon g.c.

3/15  Budget Earth  –  $25 Starbucks g.c., WW

3/15  Mom Does Reviews  –  $100 Container Store g.c., US/Can

3/15  Mom Does Reviews  –  $200 Amazon g.c. or Paypal, WW

3/15  Kicking It With Kelly  –  $50 Best Buy, US

3/15  Dorky’s Deals  –  $200 Barnes & Noble g.c., US

3/16  Budget Earth  –  $50 Amazon, US

3/17  NYC Recessionista  –  $500 Amazon g.c., WW

3/17  Money Can Buy Lipstick  –  $1000 Target gc, US

3/17  money and gift cards:  Generations of Savings, $20 Amazon or paypal, US  ||  The Robin’s Nest, $20 Amazon, US  ||  Still Blonde, $30 paypal, US  ||  Mommy Reviewer, $20 Amazon  ||  Practical Frugality, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Wild Redhead Homestead, $25 Amazon or paypal  ||

3/18  money and gift cards:  Still Blonde, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Wild Redhead Homestead, $25 Amazon, US  ||  Mom the Magnificent, $25 Amazon ||  Lisa’s 2900, $25 Amazon or paypal, US/Can  ||  Nicki’s Random Musings, $25 Visa and 3 Pfizer Children’s Products, US  || Miki’s Hope, $50 g.c. of choice or paypal, US/Can  ||  Heartbeats, Soul Stains, $25 Amazon and Gourmet Bakery Gift Basket, US  ||  Frog Reviews, $25 g.c. of your choice, WW  ||

SUNDAY SCOOP GIVEAWAY:  This is a surprise giveaway open to all Beauty Info Zone subscribers unless prohibited by law. The prize is Ecotools 6 piece Day to Night Clutch Set. This is open through 3/27 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments close please email me at and label it Ecotools, send me your comment and continue on.

The DAY TO NIGHT COLLECTION includes all of the tools to transform an everyday look into a bold nighttime look.

CONCEAL: Use the Pointed Concealer to blend imperfections

SMOOTH: Sweep color onto face with the Powder brush

SHADE: Apply eye color with the Shadow brush

DIFFUSE: Blend colors with the Smudge brush

ACCENT: Add a pop of color with the Lip Brush

The 6th piece is a clutch to carry your belongings.

Ecotools Six Piece Day-To Night Clutch Set

Ecotools Six Piece Day-To Night Clutch Set

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My Kleraderm facial and a fantastic giveaway!!

One of my favorite ways to treat myself is with a facial. The price point for facials now is pretty crazy — at least $100 and in my area upwards of $350. To really get the benefits of a facial, it’s important to go regularly – like once a month. But who has a monthly facial budget of $350? Well, if you live in the Detroit area you are in for a treat – you can get a $350 facial from Kleraderm for just $38! Not only that, but four lucky BIZ readers will win a Collagen Cleansing Milk.  Read on!!

The gorgeous Joanne Recchia, owner of Kleraderm

The gorgeous Joanne Recchia, owner of Kleraderm

I’ve often posted about Kleraderm, one of my favorite skin care lines ever. Joanne Recchia-Kallabat, owner of Kleraderm here in the states, runs the counters at both the Somerset Nordstrom and the Partridge Creek Nordstrom in Michigan. Joanne is many things to me. She is my skin care mentor; her knowledge of ingredients and treatments for the skin is astounding. She is the best facialist I have ever met. And she is a truly kind and good person, someone I am so proud to have as a friend.

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What I love so much about Kleraderm is that Joanne is honestly all about finding the very best products for you. Kleraderm is a huge line that addresses many different skin conditions and Joanne works with each customer personally via samples until she allows you (I am not kidding) to buy something. If you don’t live in the Detroit area, no worries – just call Joanne (586-337-7100) or email her at and she will work with you to figure out which products are right for your skin. She is big on samples – she insists that you try before you buy, her focus is on YOU, not your pocketbook!

Here is a quick recap of the facial I got the other day:

First, Joanne cleansed my skin with Kleraderm Pale Rose Cleansing Milk. Most of Kleraderm cleansers are a “milky” cream, which throws people off sometimes. I think we are used to clear cleansers so it’s tough to imagine that a cream can deep pore cleanse skin while keeping the hydro-lipid layer intact (also known as the natural mantel).

The very first layer of our skin is made up of a microscopic water layer (the hydro-lipid layer) and it needs to be there to help skin keep the right balance of natural oil and water, while at the same time keeping in vital energy and keeping out free radicals. Kleraderm cleansing milks do just that.Kleraderm facial
After my face was properly cleansed Joanne added glycolic acid 20% and let it sit for 6 minutes. Glycolic is the healthiest for skin when it is in its natural form. Many different types of glycolic are used in skin care products with other compounds and that’s what makes the skin turn red and peel after the treatments. Our bodies pH balance is 5.5 – anything less is water and anything more is acid. The scale goes to up to 8 and Kleraderm glycolic pH is 7.8, which makes this glycolic in its most natural form. When applied you might feel the sensation of the glycolic such as tingling, itching, and slight burning, and the skin will appear red. Once removed, the skin goes back to normal without suffering from prolonged redness and peeling.

Kleraderm Vitalize Cream Mask
Using the glycolic as the driver to help push all the active ingredients through the skin, Joanne added Vitalize Cream Mask on top of the glycolic. Vitalize has everything skin needs:  Alpha-lipoic acids and Vitamin C, the entire B group, vitamins E and D along with vitamin F which is a cell nourisher. Joanne told me that it is very important during facials to replenish topical nourishment.

Then Joanne added Native Collagen, a water-soluble bio-identical collagen. This collagen wraps around the body’s own collagen fibers and gives skin firmness and helps to bring back the skin’s own natural complexion color. Skin becomes firmer and more radiant.  All of this was done in just the first six minutes! After skin is rinsed from glycolic, usually the next step is to neutralize the skin to bring back its pH balance; Joanne did not have to do this to my skin because of the pureness of the Kleraderm glycolic.

Joanne then added a Kleraderm anti-age mask made from compressed collagen and polysaccharides.  Polysaccharides are a complex carbohydrate chain that bind together and form around collagen and elastin fibers, which helps to firm and strengthen weak collagen & elastin fibers. This mask looks like a thin sheet of paper made up of strands of fibers weaved together. She cut this fiber type paper to fit over areas of my face and held them into place with Botofit Topical Botox Alternative Serum. Once this mask was placed all around my face she activated it with warm water. The warm water turns the fiber sheets into a powerful gel.Kleraderm Anti-Age Mask

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

Joanne gently massaged the gel into my skin and once it seemed my skin was absorbing the gel she quickly added Ysaline topical filler mask. Then she put warm towels on my face and the heat from the towels drove the active ingredients deeper into the superficial layers of the skin.

Kleraderm Cryogenic MaskShe kept the warm towels on my skin for another 15 minutes. Once my skin had been wiped clean of any left-over anti-age mask, she re-applied the Botofit Serum and then applied Kleraderm Cryogenic Vitamin C Mask. These cryogenic masks are powerful and start off in powder form, but when mixed with water the active ingredients become alive and bursting with powerful antioxidants and vitamin C. When mixed the mask is active and Joanne only has 70 seconds to get it on my face. The mask is cold and feels like ice to me…the cold takes down any cellular inflammation that is going on deep down, plus it helps in the delivery of vitamin C. By the way, Vitamin C is good for skin but it’s not stable which means when you have a Vitamin C cream or serum every time you open the jar the vitamin C dissipates into the atmosphere. After a few months of opening the jar, you might have nothing left but the cream that the vitamin C came in.

Ok, so back to the facial – the Kleraderm Cryogenic Vitamin C Mask delivers 100% vitamin C and the colder the masks gets, the deeper it’s going into the skin. Once skin has taken in all the active ingredients from the cryogenic mask, it turns into a rubber-like substance. It’s then removed with one sweeping motion, much like a huge Biore strip. After the mask has been removed it keeps on working for up to three days.

After all my treatments and masks, Joanne then applied eye gel, which gives immediate results and lifts and firms skin above and under the eyes. She then topped that with eye cream that delivers hydration and helps to lighten and brighten skin around eye area.

With Joanne Recchia after my Kleraderm facial

With Joanne Recchia after my Kleraderm facial

Then Joanne applied Botofit Serum again all over my face and let it penetrate for few minutes. She then applied Botofit Cream, which is not as powerful as the serum but she likes to include this product after a facial because it helps the skin look very bright and gives it a healthy glow. Finally, Joanne applied Ysaline Topical Filler Cream, which is loaded with omega 3-6-9 fatty acids that rush back to skin’s surface and sort of irons skin from the inside out.

I was astounded at how incredible my skin looked afterward!  I never go ANYWHERE without makeup, but I had no problem doing so that day.

Kleraderm Collagen Cleansing Milk

Kleraderm products are superb. They actually deliver results; the brand loyalty is off charts.  This line is famous for its happy customers who are all very committed to the line and very loyal. You can win yourself one of my favorite Kleraderm products, the Collagen Cleansing Milk. In fact, four US BIZ subscribers will win this awesome prize.  Collagen Cleansing Milk is made of marine collagen, which cleanses without destroying the hydro lipidic skin layer, which is needed to help water and oil levels on the skin stay balanced. It also keeps free radicals from forming.  Cleansing with collagen milk ensures your skin is deeply clean, soft, and supple.

This giveaway is open for those in the Continental US and ends Monday March 27 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If our comment section closes please email us your comment to and label it KLERADERM. Be sure you click “I commented” when you do this or Rafflecopter won’t recognize your entry. Good luck for some great skin!!  – Lisa

a Rafflecopter giveaway

*giveaway prizes courtesy of the amazing Joanne at Kleraderm USA

The Sunday Scoop 3/5-3/13 is giveaway central


Did you know that March 8th is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates women’s achievements – from the political to the social – while calling for gender equality. It has been observed since the early 1900s and is now recognized each year on March 8. Its not affiliated with any one group, but brings together governments, women’s organizations, corporations and charities.

It seems so important this year even more than others.

Thanks for sticking with us on Beauty Info Zone. We hope you are a big winner! —  Marcia


3/7  FRAGRANCE GIVEAWAY  –  1 US winner


3/20  COSMETICS FROM MEIJER (Covergirl, L’Oreal, Revlon)  –  1 winner, US/Canada

Winner’s circle: 3 winners for our Paparazzi jewelry and cosmetic palettes: Susan B, Lorena K, and Linda M.


3/6  She Is The One  –  MAC Bronzer, brush and liquid lipstick, WW

3/6  Mom Knows Best  –  Goddess Garden Face the Day Sunscreen, Firming Primer, Under the Sun, US

3/6  Michigan Savings  –  $25 Sephora g.c., US

3/6  Ardent Reverie  –  5 winners, Le Mini Macaron DIY gel kit or gel polish in your choice of color, US

3/7  Never Say Die Beauty  –  MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF50 in Medium/Dark, US

3/7  My Style Spot  –  5 winners, 1st place Norvell Venetian Spray Tan Mousse, Extender and application mit, 2nd place for 4 winners Norvell Venetian Sunless Extender, US

3/7  Deals Among Us  –  Cremo Lavender Shaving Cream, US

3/7  NYC Pretty  –  Philosophy Skincare, US

Beauty Undercover  –  ABBA Pure Performance Haircare, US

Beauty Undercover  –  30 winners, MOP haircare from their Lemongrass Collection, US

3/8  Giveaway Route  –  Zoeva Rose 15 piece brush set, WW

3/9  Honestly Jamie  –  cosmetics and skincare, US

3/9  Slashed Beauty  –  Jay Manuel Classic Lip Bundle and Bronzer, US/Can

3/9  Java John Z  –  HoneyCat Cosmetics Bundle, US

3/9  A Good Hue  –  Perfectly Posh Set will include a Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme, Chunk Bath Bar and Caffeinated Lip Balm, US

3/10  Mimi and Chichi  –  E.L.F. products, US

3/10  She Finds  –  100 winners, WilmaSchumann Hydra-Gel Treatment Masque sets, US

3/10  Beauty Care Choices  –  5 haircare products from CHI, US

3/10  Deals Among Us  –  Luseta Beauty Awapuhi Ginger Shampoo and Conditioner, US

3/11  Fashionista Budget  –  Chloe Coffret Gift Set, WW

3/12  PHYRRA  –  Urban Decay lipstick and lip products, US/Canada/UK/New Zealand/Australia

3/12  My Style Spot  –  2 winners, Mary Tyler Naturals DIY Beauty Products, US

3/12  Expat Makeup Addict  –  6 MAC lip products of your choice, WW

3/12  Jacfruits  –  4 Epic Blend Natural Lipbalms, Canada only

3/13  Makeup Obsessed Mom  –  Pur Cosmetics Mystery Bag, US

weekly prizes through 4/27  CocoBee Naturals  –  skincare and bath/body products, one winner per week; Grand Prize all products shown, US


3/6  Emily Reviews  –  Sweets Gift Box Subscription, US

3/7  early evening  My Subscription Addiction –  5 winners, your pick of a box from Cratejoy Marketplace, US

3/7  Powered by Mom  –  assortment of products made with Manuka Honey, US

3/7  The Thrifty Couple  –  PF Chang’s Wok plus $300 grocery g.c., 3 runners up Wok and $100 grocery g.c., US

3/8  Deals Among Us  –  Gourmet Gift Basket Deluxe Junk Food Bucket, US

3/8  Walking in Memphis  –  box of 3 meals from Hello Fresh, US

3/10  Angie The Freckled Rose  –  Plant Therapy Essentials Oil Kit and AromaFuse Diffuser, US/Canada

3/11  Powered by Mom  –  Bright Endeavors Candles, US

3/11  Deals Among Us  –  Gourmet Gift Basket Heart Tower (sweets) US

3/11  Shop With Me Mama  – 14 pack of TheraZinc lozenges and $25 Amazon g.c., US

3/12  Shop With Me Mama  –  Ellie Box, activewear, US

3/13  Madame Deals  –  Coach Crossbody Purse, US


3/5  The sTORIbook  –  $500 Target, WW

3/6  Mom and More  –  $30 Chuckie Cheese g.c., US

3/7  Dorky’s Deals  –  $100 Amazon, US

3/7  Mom Sparks  –  $500 IKEA g.c., US

3/7  Dorky’s Deals  –  $150 Amazon, US/Canada/Australia/UK

3/7  Two Places at Once  –  $100 Wayfair g.c., US/Can

3/8  Dorky’s Deals  –  $200 Target gc, WW

3/9  Dorky’s Deals  –  $200 Urban Outfitters gc, WW

3/9  Mom Does Reviews  –  $60 Home Depot g.c. or paypal, WW

3/10  Southern Mom Loves  –  $50 paypal or e g.c. of your choice, WW

3/12  Beyond the Beauty  –  $350 g.c. to Beyond the Beauty

3/12  Mom Does Reviews  –  $50 Amazon, US/Can

3/13  Metro Detroit Mommy  –  $25 Applebees g.c., US

3/13  Classic and Bubbly  –  $1000 Target g.c., US