Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Gels – your shower will smell like an orchard – giveaway too

Zest fruitboost all 5 fragrances

Zest Fruitboost all 5 fragrances

Did you know that Derby Day is Saturday May 7th? It used to be on my mind more than it is nowadays but that’s mainly because my husband would go to Vegas with friends that weekend giving me a few days to indulge in my favorite activities. I’d leisurely shower since no one else was using up the hot water, I’d pamper my toes, I’d eat a lot of junk food and no real meals, and I’d read a lot.

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While I’m not going to have that little reprieve this year, I’m still able to leisurely shower and use one of the 5 Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels. With these $2.98 shower gels (that last through 40 showers) you can pick a different scent almost every day of the week.

Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gel fragrances

Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gel fragrances

The 2x concentrated formula is packed with rich moisturizers and the antioxidant power of Vitamin C to reveal beautiful, nourished skin. They are going to get you through your after Derby Day and later your sunny beach days while making your skin smell delicious.

Zest Fruiboost in Citrus Splash

Zest Fruiboost in Citrus Splash

The fragrances are fun. You could spend time with the tropics by choosing Peach Mango or Citrus Splash. Or maybe a little fruit salad is in the works for you with Very Berry or Strawberry Kiwi. Then there’s the healthy way to go with Pomegranate Acai Berry. What’s your choice?

Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gel

Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gel

If you were able to go to the Kentucky Derby you’d be expected to wear a hat and stand out in the hot sunny weather or possibly rain. Afterwards your hair would need a little bit of TLC which is very achievable with VO5 Hot Oil Therapy.

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

A box of Vo5 Hot Oil Therapy contains 2 ampoules of treatment so for about $5 you’ve got at least two opportunities to give yourself a way to protect your hair from the summer winds and sun.

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

VO5 Hot Oil Therapy

Whether you are a Derby Dame or a Sun Sweetheart, you’re going to want to try these products out. I recommend that the next time you stop in a drugstore or place like Target or Walmart you pick up one of these products.

Happily all of the products you see in this article can be yours if you win our giveaway. Two US subscribers will receive the 5 Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels as well as a box of VO5 Hot Oil Therapy. To enter use the Rafflecopter – it’s required to do 2 things: subscribe to Beauty Info Zone and comment. After you’ve done that you can do as many more entries as you like, the more you do, the more your chances of winning. Please be sure the email that you use for the giveaway is the one you read. This giveaway will be open through 5/20/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. If the comments close please email me at [email protected] with the topic ZEST to leave your comment.  — Marcia

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L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection

L'Oréal Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection

L’Oréal Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection

Thanks to Socialstars who is supporting us in our L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection series.

It’s always great to find haircare that will give your hair new life and body which is exactly what the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Collection is all about. Over the next weeks we’ll be introducing you to more about these products on Beauty Info Zone as well as on our other social media accounts.

What makes this collection stand out is that it’s readily available, priced for all budgets, and it works. It’s a combination of cleansing and hydrating. So many shampoos strip your hair of essential oils to keep it from looking shiny and moisturized but the Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo transforms your hair from dry to lustrous.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo

Ingredients: AQUA / WATER / EAU, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, COCO-BETAINE, LAURETH-5 CARBOXYLIC ACID, COCAMIDE MIPA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ISOSTEARYL, NEOPENTANOATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, POLYQUATERNIUM-10, AMODIMETHICONE, SODIUM BENZOATE, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-55 PROPYLENE GLYCOL OLEATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, SALICYLIC ACID, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ARGININE

After shampooing you’ll want to turn to the Extraordinary Oil Conditioner to keep away flyaway hair and frizz. This will smooth your hair while adding visible life to it.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil Conditioner

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Conditioner

With all of the Extraordinary Oil collection there is a fragrance that isn’t overwhelming. It’s a fresh sort of clean scent that isn’t too strong. During the day you might notice it when you turn your head but that’s about it.

Ingredients: AQUA / WATER / EAU, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, AMODIMETHICONE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL / COCONUT OIL, BENZOIC ACID, TRIDECETH-6, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, ARGININE, GLUTAMIC ACID, SERINE, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, BENZYL SALICYLATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT / MATRICARIA FLOWER EXTRACT, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6, CI 14700 / RED 4, TOCOPHEROL.

The star of the three products in the line is Extraordinary Oil Transforming Oil-in-Cream.

L'Oreal Extraordinary Oil Transforming Oil-in-Cream

L’Oreal Extraordinary Oil Transforming Oil-in-Cream

If you look at the ingredient list you’ll see all the amazing oils that will keep your hair from being lifeless. This line is especially recommended for people who have dry hair or color-treat their hair. This brings back the luster you are missing.

Ingredients: AQUA / WATER / EAU, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL / COCONUT OIL, CETYL ESTERS, CETYL ALCOHOL, AMODIMETHICONE, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BHT, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, TRIDECETH-6, ARGININE, GLUTAMIC ACID, CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE, CITRIC ACID, STEARYL ALCOHOL, SERINE, MYRISTYL ALCOHOL, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / SUNFLOWER SEED OIL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CARAMEL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CI 15985 / YELLOW 6, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, COUMARIN, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA EXTRACT / MATRICARIA FLOWER EXTRACT, LIMONENE, PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA FRUIT EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL.

Towel dry your hair and add the Transforming Oil-in Cream. It will make your hair so much easier to comb through and it won’t leave an oily mess.

You’ll be updated more about this L’Oreal Paris collection as we see how it works over the long haul. Until then, if you see this at Target or other stores you seriously should consider picking it up.

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The magic of Argan oil: Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum

Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum

Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum

Argan oil…it seems like it is a magic elixir that cures all ills. I’ve recently tried a few products from the Simon & Tom line in which every product features the magical Argan oil. There are a few products in particular that I think are standouts, including the Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum ($34.99). As soon as it gets colder outside I start having two issues – dry, brittle hair and dry skin, especially on my elbows and knees. Simon & Tom has Argan oil products that help with any sort of dryness issues from hair to skin.                       PR sample

Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum

Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum

My hair is extremely fine and often hair oils are too heavy for me. While hair oils keep my hair from getting crunchy, they also steal all of my volume. The Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum is a beautiful glass bottle full of great hair days. I love the pump that is included – usually this type of oil doesn’t have a pump dispenser so I end up wasting a bunch pouring too much into my hand. That said, I have to be careful to only do half a pump – more than that is too much product for my type of hair. Yes, those of us with fine hair walk a fine line with hair products!

Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum

Simon & Tom Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum

The Argan oil in the Moroccan Treatment Hair Serum gets rid of frizz while it gives hair major shine. It also doesn’t build up over time, which makes hair dull. The oil smells wonderful, with a sweet, nutty fragrance. Soft, shiny, frizz-free hair that smells fabulous…you can’t really ask for more than that. Simon & Tom is the line to check out for Argan oil-based products. They make my hair look great, and just wait until I tell you about their Elbow Treatment Cream that is the answer for dry, rough skin.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Huile de Leonor Greyl PreShampoo Oil Treatment

I remember when I was a kid green hair was a common problem. Hair got bleached out by the sun and then swimming in lakes and pools slowly turned locks a freakish-looking green by the end of August. We had no clue how to prevent this…and when I got older I experienced similar summer issues with color fading and dryness. Leonor Greyl sent the BIZ the perfect answer for all summer hair protection issues:  Huile de Leonor Greyl PreShampoo Oil Treatment ($57).

Leonor Greyl Pre-Shampoo

Huile de Leonor Greyl PreShampoo

Huile de Leonor Greyl PreShampoo is a blend of different oils that is applied to dry hair. It can be a simple pre-shampoo treatment or it can be used as a protectant before swimming, surfing, or going into the sun. The oil is a combination of refined copra oil that comes from cold-pressed coconut kernels, and mongono oil, which is extracted from the nuts of an African tree found in the Kalahari Desert.

Leonor Greyl Pre-Shampoo

Huile de Leonor Greyl PreShampoo

Leonor Greyl Pre-Shampoo

Huile de Leonor Greyl PreShampoo

The oil has a wonderfully light, clean scent. It’s very easy to apply, just pour some oil into hands and smooth through hair. Then, go out and swim/sun/scuba to your hearts content and hair is protected from all the chlorine, salt, and UVA/B rays. The oil won’t just dissolve off when you dive into the pool or ocean as it protects hair from water to a temperature of 77 degrees. So in those cooler waters, the oil stays on beautifully. Later, just rinse out before shampooing. This PreShampoo oil is a must-have if you are a big outdoors person!

It’s also a must-have for those with colored, bleached, straightened, or dry hair. Putting this on for ten minutes before shampooing softens and detangles hair. It’s a beautiful treatment and some nights I put it on before bed for a great head of hair the next day.

Huile de Leonor Greyl PreShampoo is a cult classic and for good reason. If you have never tried this elegant haircare line before, I would recommend starting with this truly amazing product.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

**Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, **Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, *Buxus Chinesis Seed Oil, **Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Parfum (Fragrance), **Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, **Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, BHT, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Citric Acid, Limonene, Benzyl alcohol, Linalool, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Amyl Cinnamal, Hexyl Cinnamal

*Origin Natural **Certified BIO

Looking for a perfect hair day? Try Cristophe!

Rainy days have been getting me down…well, more like they have been getting my hair down. Nothing kills my volume and curl like heavy, damp days. To combat the weather, I turn to my Cristophe volumizing products.

Cristophe Volumizing Spray Tonic and Argan Oil Treatment

Cristophe Volumizing Spray Tonic and Argan Oil Treatment

Cristophe is a high-end salon in Beverly Hills, but lucky for us it is also a wonderful drugstore line that is easy on the pocketbook. Not only are Cristophe products affordable, they are also effective – always a great combination. My ‘witches brew’ for damp days includes Cristophe Volumizing Spray Tonic ($10.99). Argan Oil Treatment ($10.99), and Shaping Hair Spray ($10.99).

Cristophe Volumizing Spray Tonic

My long, fine hair absolutely loves Cristophe Volumizing Spray Tonic. This is a spray-on volumizer that is applied to roots while hair is damp. It does a fantastic job of creating full, thick volume without weighing my hair down. The formula includes something called ‘Vital Energy Complex’. VEC has several nutrient-rich ingredients including Solar Vitis, Glycogen, Adenosine Tri Phosphate, and Phospholipids.  Together, these ingredients are like a skin care treatment for the scalp. It’s really great stuff.

I follow the Volumizing Spray Tonic with a nickel-size amount of the Argan Oil Treatment.

Cristophe Argan Oil Treatment

The Argan Oil Treatment is a beautiful oil that makes my hair super smooth and wonderfully shiny. My hair absorbs it quickly, and my damp hair immediately feels smoother and not at all heavy or greasy. Argan Oil is a terrific antioxidant that makes hair stronger and provides protection from heat styling and the environment.

Cristophe Argan Oil Treatment

Cristophe Argan Oil Treatment

Just like the Volumizing Spray Tonic, the Argan Oil Treatment has the VEC blend of awesome ingredients. Once I dry and style my hair, I spray on some Shaping Spray to help my hair’s volume and curls last all day long.

Cristophe Shaping Spray

Cristophe Shaping Spray

The Shaping Hair Spray gives a flexible hold for natural looking hair that isn’t stiff or sticky. It keeps my fine hair from drooping even on damp and rainy days. I need to note that it does have a discernible sweet fragrance that definitely lingers, but for those who don’t mind fragrance this is a terrific hair spray option.

I am also happy to report that all of Cristophe’s products are color safe, paraben free, and cruelty free. The next time you are at the drugstore, pick up some Cristophe and wilted hair will be a thing of the past.  – Lisa

My Cristophe volumized hair

My Cristophe volumized hair

*products sent for editorial consideration

Soft and smooth hair with Organix Penetrating Oils

I know, I know, putting oil into freshly washed hair seems counter intuitive…but it’s a wonderful thing when you use Organix Penetrating Oils ($8).

Organix Penetrating Oils

Organix Penetrating Oils

Organix sent the BIZ two of the Penetrating Oils (previously called Dry Styling Oils); I tried both the Hydrating Macadamia Oil and the Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Oil.  In general, both make hair extremely soft and frizz-free.  The keratin in the oils strengthens hair and make it wonderfully shiny.  Either one works for any type of hair from super dry to super oily. organix awapuhi penetrating oil

Awapuhi Ginger Penetrating Oil

Awapuhi Ginger Penetrating Oil

The top photo is the new packaging – my samples are in the older packaging.  New face, same product!  The Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Oil smells wonderful.  This is the one to choose if you use a lot of heated styling tools on your hair.   Just apply about a nickel size of oil to towel dried hair then style as usual.

Organix Macadamia Penetrating Oil

Organix Macadamia Penetrating Oil

Macadamia Penetrating Oil

Macadamia Penetrating Oil

The Hydrating Macadamia Penetrating Oil is the one to choose if you have very dry ends or overly processed hair.  It really puts moisture back in without weighing down fine hair.  It is also terrific on dry hair.  Just a few drops  smooths my hair like crazy.

I am completely sold on the Penetrating Oils.  My hair is very, very happy when I use them!

My hair after using the penetrating oil

My hair after using the penetrating oil

And speaking of dry oils…be sure to also check out the Moroccan Argan Oil Dry Body Oil ($6).  I use dry body oil every morning after I shower, and this is one of my favorites.

Moroccan Dry Body Oil

Moroccan Dry Body Oil

Moroccan Dry Body Oil

Moroccan Dry Body Oil

This huge bottle is extremely inexpensive, and it’s a wonderful way to hydrate skin without feeling greasy.  Smoothing this on after a shower is heavenly, and the price is definitely right!!

You can find Organix products pretty much everywhere.  Easy to find, inexpensive, and effective – what’s not to love?  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

You and your hair need Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil

One of the best things about blogging is the opportunity to venture away from comfort zones and try products that would not normally even come near one’s personal radar. Lisa and Marcia recently tested Darshana Hair Oil ($38), an Indian hair treatment oil that was a novel experience for both.

Darshana Hair OIl

Darshana Hair OIl

Darshana Natural Hair Oil is the creation of a husband and wife team, Darius and Shana. They are of Indian descent so they grew up knowing about the wonders of the oils from India that kept women’s hair looking so shiny and healthy. One day Darius realized that a product like this wasn’t readily available and realized he needed to make this available in the US.

Shana's Before & After

Shana’s Before & After

Darshana Hair Oil is made up of natural Ayurvedic Oils (see the list of benefits below). It is a totally natural product that contains no silicone, parabens, sulfates, mineral oil. To make it even better, it’s cruelty free. This costs $38 for the bottle and depending on your usage should last you for months.

Lisa’s Side:  I love this hair oil. It is unlike any other hair oil I have tried. Most treatments are styling oils that you put on clean, damp hair before drying and styling. Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil is applied to dry hair then left on for at least a half an hour. Then it’s rinsed out as you shampoo and condition your hair. I was skeptical that it would make a difference…after all, I am washing it out of my hair!! But it really does make hair unbelievably soft and smooth. The Ayurvedic hair oil has ingredients like Antioxidants, Omega 3-6-9, and Vitamins A-B-C-E that penetrate the hair shaft, noticeably  – and impressively! – repairing damage.

nothing but good stuff inside

nothing but good stuff inside

I apply this to dry hair about an hour before shampooing. I section out my hair then smooth it on from root to end. When all my hair is coated, I massage some into my scalp. Then I clip my hair up and wait…usually spending that hour shopping on the Internet! This is not a treatment you can slap on then go out into public because your hair looks like an oil slick. If you want to use it as a night treatment, I would recommend using a shower cap or wrapping your hair in a towel so the oil doesn’t transfer to your sheets. But it doesn’t feel greasy and the scent is a pleasant, slight citrus that doesn’t linger. Shampooing it out is super easy and the results are simply astounding. Take a trip out of that comfort zone and give this a try!

Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil

Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil

Marcia’s Side: Lisa and I have used DARSHANA a little differently. Besides using it as an overnight treatment or a daily treatment, I use it as I would any other styling product just after I wash my hair or on second day hair. I have to use the teeniest amount or my hair will become greasy but if I’m very careful with that amount I can run it through my hair and then comb through. I blow dry as usual and end up with hair to be envied.

My hair after a night of Darshana

My hair after a night of Darshana

Darshana leaves my hair beautifully hydrated and silky smooth. My hair is currently growing out a keratin treatment and I’m very cautious with what I put on it. Darshana has only improved it and helped me keep my hair straight and frizz free. I do have two warnings though – use a tiny amount (pour some back in the bottle if you aren’t sure) and wash by the third day or it might start looking a little greasy.

As far as the fragrance goes – I’m a total fragrance phobe and I love it. It’s a very light citrus scent that is gone before you know it. Any fears I had about this oil flew out the window with the very first use.

Darshana morning after

Darshana morning after

Second day hair after using Darshana (outside so the color is truer)

Second day hair after using Darshana (outside so the color is truer)

Darshana Natural Indian Hair Oil is highly recommended by the Beauty Info Zone team.

“What are the benefits of the natural Ayurvedic oils?

Long lasting nourishment for smoother, healthier hair:

  • Organic Sunflower Seed Oil:  Rich in Omega-6 and 9, moisturizes and conditions hair
  • Coconut Oil: Contains Vitamin E, Omega-6 and 9, for soft, healthy, hair
  • Olive Oil: Rich in Omega 3 for smooth hair with less flyaways
  • Apricot Kernal Oil: Rich inVitamins A, B, & E, Omega-6 and 9 to help nourish and moisturize hair and skin
  • Vitamin E: Antioxidant that repairs dry damaged hair
  • Indian Gooseberry: Vitamin C which promotes healthier hair
  • Fenugreek Seed:  Conditions your hair
  • Castor Oil: Locks in moisture and makes hair soft and shiny
  • Acacia extract:  Detangler, strengthens, and conditions your hair
  • Henna extract: Protects hair color
  • Linseed extract: Soothes, moisturizes, and adds radiance to hair and skin
  • Chinese Hibiscus extract: Antioxidant, softens, and promotes thicker hair
  • Water Hyssop extract: Provides nourishment and vitality for your hair
  • Indian Pennywort extract: Rich in Vitamin C and stimulates hair follicles
  • Saw Palmetto extract: Gives the appearance of thicker hair
  • Red Clover extract:  Strengthens and fortifies hair
  • Orange and Grapefruit Peel Oil: Aromatic essential oils for fragrance”

*provided for review, information about Ayurvedic Oil is from the Darshana website