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

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*giveaway prizes courtesy of the amazing Joanne at Kleraderm USA

New life for aging lips and eyes with Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

Kleraderm Caviar

The best part of my blogging career? Testing products that make such a difference I am beyond excited to tell you about them. Today is one of those extremely rewarding days because the Kleraderm Infinite Beauty line is truly something to shout about! I’ve raved about Kleraderm for a long time, but I think these products are the greatest ones Kleraderm has ever launched. This line is the result of nine years of intense research and development and the doctors at Kleraderm feel they have definitely unlocked the secrets to true anti-age.

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Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

One of my favorite lines from Kleraderm was the NEOGENESIS (Neo=NEW and Genesis=Life) line, which was created with stem cells from vegetable plants. This is rather complicated but stick with me: Kleraderm found that stem cells from vegetable plants are the only ones that actually work when are using stem cell therapy in skin care. All stem cells are created with coded DNA, which tells the stem cell what it will be when it grows up, such as skin, organs, hair, etc.

When created, vegetable stem cells have DNA, but for a very short while that DNA is not coded. That is when Kleraderm harvests the stem cells, and through cellular rhythm it actually codes the DNA to be nothing but skin cells. Definitely AMAZING!!

Kleraderm felt that the next step was to figure out how to get the stem cells deep enough through the skin without using injections. Their doctors found that hyaluronic acid has low molecular weight and is not only what our bodies produce, but also an excellent vehicle to drive stem cells deep down through the skin which allows the vegetable stem cells to interact with our own body’s stem cells. Vegetable stem cells (VSC) are survivors that teach our stem cells where to feed and guide them to the top layer of skin, where all stem cells arrive healthy, nourished and full of life. Subsequently, skin becomes radiant and begins to glow as a  youthful appearance starts to take over skin.

The Neogenesis line was a result of all of this scientific research.  The research continued and after Neogenesis was created the Kleraderm doctors found that when caviar was added to Neogenesis the combination was truly outstanding. Basically, Neogenesis gives our skin cells life and the caviar replenishes lost nourishment to skin. These are the issues that cause premature aging, slower production of cell life and cells arriving to top layer of skin in terrible condition along with discoloration.

With depleted nourishment, our stem cells only know to stop at the basal layer to feed on their way up to top layer; the basal layer becomes older and cannot offer the good wholesome nourishment as it once did when we were younger. VSC leads our stem cells to other areas to feed on their way up, and VSC can awaken semi-dead stem cells on the top layer of skin.

Ultimately, it as if we can grow a new top layer of skin!

Kleraderm combined the two most powerful weapons against premature aging and created “Infinite Beauty” which includes four items to transform skin into a youthful paradise. I was lucky enough to test two of the products:  the Caviar Eye-Lip Cream ($115) and the Caviar Beauty Eye Serum ($125).

Kleraderm Caviar Antiaging Cream

Kleraderm Neogenesis Eye and Lip Cream

Kleraderm Caviar Eye and Lip Cream

The Infinite Beauty Eye + Lip cream is a creamy moisturizer that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles around both the eye and lip area. It doesn’t taste like anything so it’s great for lips and boy does it make a difference in those awful vertical lines!! It also lightens and smooths out skin discoloration. I use this every morning and every night on my lips and also use it on my eyes – eyelids and under eye – over the Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum.

Kleraderm Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

The Infinite Beauty Eye Serum is a really terrific eye treatment that reduces puffiness and darkness around eye area – I had excellent, noticeable results in just a few days. This serum replenishes lost collagen, making the under eye area firmer and smoother looking. I’ve tested tons and tons of eye products and this is one of the most impressive I have ever come across.

Do yourself (and your lips and eyes!) a huge favor and check out the Infinite Beauty line at Kleraderm. I can’t wait to try out the other two products from this line – Caviar Anti-Aging Serum and Caviar Anti-Aging Cream.  – Lisa

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Botox without the needles…Kleraderm Botofit Cream and Antiage Eye Contour Gel

Kleraderm Botofit Cream and Eye Contour Gel

Kleraderm Botofit Cream and Eye Contour Gel

As I come to terms with the fact that I am not getting any younger and the skin care ‘concerns’ of my 30’s and 40’s are now skin care ‘issues’, my focus is on RESULTS.  I want skin care that doesn’t just keep the status quo…I want products that turn back time – and quickly.

A skin care line that I turn to over and over is Kleraderm.  Kleraderm’s motto is “We are into your skin, not your pocketbooks.” This Italian skin care line is sold at Nordstrom’s in the Somerset Mall and the Partridge Creek Mall, and is now also available for online purchase. I’ve been using Kleraderm products for years and I really think it’s one of the best kept secrets in skin care.

Two of my favorite products are ones that Joanne Recchia herself recommended for my current skin care needs:  Antiage Eye Contour Gel and Botofit Cream.

Kleraderm Eye Contour Gel

Kleraderm Eye Contour Gel

The Antiage Eye Contour Gel ($75) improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eye area. It’s also terrific for eyelids to help keep them smooth and free from the crepe paper look. I couldn’t figure out why my eyelids looked so dry when they are actually oily, and Joanne helped solve that mystery when she told me my eye shadow primer was increasing my eyelid wrinkles because it dries out the lids so much.

Kleraderm Eye Contour Gel

Kleraderm Eye Contour Gel

Kleraderm Eye Contour Gel swatch

Kleraderm Eye Contour Gel swatch

The active ingredients in the Eye Contour Gel include Aloe Vera gel, Elastin, Hyaluronic acid, Carrageen algae extract, Lactic acid, and Wheat protein.  This gel calms puffiness, treats existing lines and wrinkles, and helps to prevent new ones from appearing.   I use this along with Botofit Cream to get as close as possible to botox…but without the needles!

Botofit Cream

Botofit Cream

Botofit Cream ($138) is made from pure plant and hexapeptide 3 amino acids that reproduce the botulin effect without injections or harmful side effects. This helps to regain muscle control while at the same time decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Basically, Botofit wraps around the broken ends of collagen, building bridges that take the depth out of wrinkles.

Botofit Cream

Botofit Cream

Botofit Cream

Botofit Cream

With daily application Botofit travels down the derma not only repairing broken collagen fibers, but also jumping on to neurotransmitters, slowing down the nerve flash and keeping the muscle from constricting.

Active ingredients include Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Carrageenan algae extract, Jojoba oil, Macadamia oil, Shea butter, Aloe extract, Olive oil, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E.

Keep in mind that the Eye Contour Gel and Botofit Cream aren’t moisturizers – they are treatments.  You will still want to use an eye cream and a moisturizer over top.  These treatments are extremely effective and truly deliver results.

Kleraderm just launched a terrific website,, where you can find detailed information on the products available for purchase.  I highly recommend the Eye Contour Gel and Botofit Cream for anyone looking for real relief from wrinkles.  – Lisa

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Kleraderm is now available online!

Kleraderm Botofit SerumIt’s finally happened…the amazing skin care products by Kleraderm are now available online.  Take a look at their brand new website, complete with an online store.

Here are some of our Kleraderm reviews if you’d like to read more about this fantastic Italian skin care line.  Happy shopping!  – Lisa

My recent Kleraderm facial

Botofit Intensive Serum and Ysaline Cream

Anti-Age Line

Omorfies and Neaderma Lines

Purrissima and Idroderm Lines

The latest from Kleraderm

I’m going to make you jealous…my recent Kleraderm facial

Be sure to enter to win our amazing Kleraderm Treatment Giveaway Basket!

Be sure to enter to win our amazing Kleraderm Treatment Giveaway Basket!

I know, I know…I am SO lucky that I live in southern Michigan! While the weather and our football team can be iffy, I have Detroit baseball and a local Kleraderm counter. Those of us lucky enough to be Michiganders get amazing – and free – facials by Joanne at Kleraderm. I had one recently, and can’t wait to share how terrific it was. You can join in the Kleraderm fun with our current $530 Kleraderm Giveaway (enter HERE) and you can also get a smoking deal with Nordstrom’s upcoming event – I have the details for you after I make you mad at me because I get to see Joanne in person.

Kleraderm just launched a terrific website,, where you can find detailed information on the products available for purchase. What is so cool about a Kleraderm facial is Joanne (or the fabulous Michael) use products that aren’t even available yet in the states. The facial I had last weekend, including total pampering service in a private room and all the treatment bells and whistles, would cost me about $200 in a typical upscale spa.

Kleraderm Omorfies Cleansing Milk

Joanne started my facial by cleansing my skin with Omorfies Cleansing Milk, since this product contains over 27 active enzymes and helps to balance skins natural mantel.

Next, she put a Glycolic acid 25% solution on for about 6-8 minutes. This is a special treatment item that is not available for purchase.

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

After rinsing off the Glycolic, Joanne applied a layer of the Botofit Serum 20% (this is a topical Botox alternative and it is in our current giveaway basket!) and let it penetrate my skin. She then topped it with the coolest product – Kleraderm Mud Oil. This has tons of vegetables in it along with  synergy. It really smelled like vegetable soup!  Joanne left this on my skin for 12 minutes and then rinsed the Botofit and Mud Oil off.

Kleraderm Lifting Serum

Next, Joanne applied the Lifting Serum (available for purchase) because of its natural ingredient Pygeum Africana, which is a sap from a Pygeum tree that grows in Africa. It has powerful lifting properties and also acts like an aspirin for skin, which makes it a good product to apply after such intense treatments.

The next step was applying a Cryogenic Anti-Age Mask. I so wish this was available for purchase! This mask is a powder with plants from the ocean, and once mixed with water the properties become active (alive!). When it is applied it feels like ice, although not in a painful way, it is totally doable even for big wimps like me. The colder it gets, the deeper it is going down through the skin, finally resting in the nucleus of the skin cells. When the mask is done it is almost like rubber. Joanne pulls it off in one in one sweeping motion, like a huge Biore strip. She held up the mask for me to see and it had all the dead skin that was loosened up during the glycolic acid and mud oil treatments. Gross…but fascinating!

Kleraderm Eye Gel

After the mask Joanne applied Botofit Serum 20% Eye Gel to help with fine lines and wrinkles around my eye area. She even put it on my eyelids to help keep them smooth and free from the crepe paper look. A tip she gave me is that eye shadow primer can actually increase eyelid wrinkles because it dries out the lids so much.

Kleraderm Eye Contour CreamJoanne followed that with Eye Contour Cream all over my eye area, under my eyes and on the eyelids too. She even applied the Eye Cream on my lips and in the lip area since eye cream is made for skin with virtually no pores, making it very penetrating.  She definitely recommended using the Eye Contour Cream on the mouth area before moisturizer to help lock in moisture all day.

Kleraderm Collastin Cream

For the final steps, Joanne applied Kleraderm Neogenesis, one of their new product lines which uses stem cells from vegetable plants. She used Oreo Fill on my lip line and I was astounded at how plump and full my lips looked!  ‘Oreo’ in Greece means KISS, and my lips looked as kissable as possible. Finally, Joanne topped my skin with Collastin Cream from the IDRODERM line. This products is made up of collagen and elastin fibers that actually wrap around your own collagen and elastin fibers.

Joanne recommended that I start using the Eye Contour Gel every morning and every night topped with an eye cream, as well as Botofit Cream under my moisturizer every morning and every night.

If you live in the area, you HAVE to go see Joanne or Michael at Nordstrom Somerset or Nordstrom Partridge Creek for a facial. Also, there is a Nordstrom promo on 5/9 at Somerset and 5/29 and 5/30 at Partridge Creek – a free infinite beauty treatment from Kleraderm by appointment only and the gifts are:

$250 purchase – full size Amber+Argon cleanser ($58 value)
$300 purchase – both cleanser and full size Amber+Argon Body Cream ($133 value)
$350 purchase – previous two gifts plus a full size Self Tanner with anti-age and UVA/UVB protection. This does not stain the skin, instead it works with the skin’s natural pigment ($225 value)
Anyone is welcome to the goodies! All you need to do is call Michael for a pre-sell order and they will ship to you for free.  (248) 835-2770
In the meantime, don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a $530 Kleraderm Treatment Basket HERE!!  – Lisa
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Our final HUGE Kleraderm giveaway!!

It has been one heck of an exciting month here at the BIZ with over 25 giveaways. Today we have our biggest one yet…our final Kleraderm giveaway worth more than $530!!  The gorgeous Joanne Recchia, one of my dearest friends and the owner of Kleraderm, has designed a fantastic Treatment Skin Care Basket for today’s anniversary giveaway. Here is what you can win:

Kleraderm Treatment Giveaway Basket

Kleraderm Treatment Giveaway Basket

Kleraderm Treatment Basket (Total Value $530+!!)  

This basket features two treatment products which when used together help skin regain lost muscle control. Fine lines and wrinkles disappear, and skin becomes bright, fresh and youthful in appearance. These are two of my most favorite products of all from Kleraderm and they are very powerful and effective.

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

Kleraderm Botofit Serum

Botofit Serum Topical Botox Alternative:

People go absolutely crazy for the Botofit Serum. I would guess that almost every Kleraderm customer has this because it is so effective. Botofit Serum is made from hex peptide amino acids, native collagen and a high content of hyaluronic acid. Together, these fantastic skin care ingredients  create a topical remedy for fine lines and wrinkles without injections or side effects. Botofit Serum also helps you to regain muscle control.

Kleraderm Ysaline Cream

Kleraderm Ysaline Cream

Ysaline Cream Topical Filler:

Made from Omega 3-6-9 fatty acids to help fill fine lines and wrinkles, Ysaline Cream has no moisturizing properties! Instead it is an intense treatment of Omegas and hyaluronic acids which travel down to the second and third layers of the derma, releasing omega and filling fine lines and wrinkles. Results are immediate and very impressive.

Will the Treatment Basket become yours?  If you want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, Botofit Serum and Ysaline Cream are the dynamic duo you have been looking for.  Just use the Rafflecopter to enter. This giveaway is open to US only through May 11th at 11:59 p.m.

Towards the end of our giveaways the comments sometimes close early. If that happens to you just email me your comment at and label it Kleraderm Giveaway #4 comment. Then you can click “I commented” on the Rafflecopter and keep on going.  Good luck, I hope you win this truly amazing giveaway!  – Lisa
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Anniversary Kleraderm giveaway #3: $330 Anti-Age skin care basket!

The Beauty Info Zone anniversary party continues with our biggest Kleraderm giveaway basket yet!  Joanne Recchia, my wonderful friend and the owner of Kleraderm, has designed a fantastic Anti-Age Skin Care Basket for today’s anniversary giveaway. Here is what you can win:

Kleraderm AntiAge Giveaway Basket

Kleraderm Anti-Age Giveaway Basket

Anti-Age Basket (Total Value $330!!)  This basket features the Anti-Age line, which was created for mature skin types. Products in this line promote the turnover of new cell growth while also firming and hydrating the skin. The Kleraderm Anti-Age line offers the tools necessary to guarantee maximum results through a high content of Hyaluronic acid and essential fatty acids. Used daily, these products help skin recover natural flexibility, elasticity, and firmness.

Kleraderm Antiage Eye Contour Gel

Kleraderm Anti-Age Eye Contour Gel

Anti-Age Eye Contour Gel is an oil free gel that is used daily. This beautiful eye gel reduces swollen areas and puffiness around the eye, while simultaneously reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Kleraderm Antiage Eye Contour Cream

Kleraderm AntiAge Eye Contour Cream

Anti-Age Eye Contour Cream is a thick, creamy eye cream with a high content of vitamins and amino acids. This eye cream  helps fight off the formulation of free radicals while also diminishing fine line and wrinkles. Used daily, it lightens dark circles and promotes a natural even skin color in the delicate eye area.

Kleraderm Antiage Essential Cream

Kleraderm AntiAge Essential Cream

Anti-Age Essential Cream is a daily treatment moisturizer with a high content of active ingredients and essential fatty acids, along with native collagen to help restore moisture and improve skin’s elasticity. With daily use, skin becomes hydrated and firm, regaining its natural youthful glow.

Is the Anti-Age basket the right one for you?  This is a perfect collection of the basics you need for hydration, firmness, and wrinkle reduction.   Just use the Rafflecopter to enter. This giveaway is open to US only through April 22nd at 11:59 p.m.

Towards the end of our giveaways the comments sometimes close early.  If that happens to you just email me your comment at and label it Kleraderm Giveaway #3 comment. Then you can click “I commented” on the Rafflecopter and keep on going. And don’t forget to enter our other Kleraderm giveaway for Omorfies and Neaderma skin care baskets – just click HERE.  – Lisa

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