Peace, love, and great skin with The Organic Pharmacy

Organic Pharmacy
With the crazy circus of politics these days, simply scrolling through Facebook stresses me right into a horrible – and so ironic – combination of wrinkles and acne. So I step away from the media and step into some organic self-care to get back my peace and love vibe.

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 The Organic Pharmacy was created by a homeopathic pharmacist. The first store opened in 2002 in London, with the first US store opening in Los Angeles in 2008. The array of products in this line is amazing – you can find skin care for every type of skin, body products for your head to your toes, bath soaks and shower gels, shampoos and conditioners, baby products, tinctures, homeopathic remedies…the list goes on and on. The Organic Pharmacy says, “We still stick with our strong principles and pride ourselves on the passion that we share for quality, efficacy and above all a dedication to you. We hope that we have shown the world it is possible to choose an organic product that is beautiful to look at, luxurious to use and more effective than its synthetic counterparts without compromising your health or beauty.”

I haven’t tried anything from them yet that I didn’t think was terrific and I have four favorites to share with you today in the spirit of positivity!
Organic Pharmacy Herbal Toner
The Herbal Toner ($65) is fabulous. I use this as a toner, and also as a spritz of moisture that is especially wonderful on hot, sunny days. It has 18 organic herbs that work together to keep skin healthy. It reduces pore size while also lifting and hydrating skin. It smells like fresh oranges, which is an instant relaxer and de-stresser.  

Organic Pharmacy Carrot Butter CleanserOrganic Pharmacy Carrot Butter Cleanser

The Carrot Butter Cleanser ($74) is a very unique cleanser. This is a balm that melts right into your skin, lifting makeup and dirt right out of your life. No need for a separate eye makeup remover either, because it melts off even the smokiest of eyes.  

Infused with Rosemary, Carrot and Shea Butter, the skin is left comfortable, incredibly soft and radiant. Chamomile and Lavender soothe and calm both skin and mind.

Once you smooth on the balm, you wipe it off using a hot, wet muslin cloth. The results are awesome – clean, glowy, hydrated skin. The Carrot Butter Cleanser is one of The Organic Pharmacy’s best-selling products and it should be on your list to try.

Organic Pharmacy Lip and Eye CreamOrganic Pharmacy Lip and Eye Cream

I also love the Lip & Eye Cream ($48). This is a beautiful cream that soothes skin, reduces puffiness, and lightens dark circles. Because it’s hydrating, it reduces the look of fine lines and makes for a wonderful lip moisturizer. The ingredient list includes Shea butter, bilberry, evening primrose, rose hip and frankincense. I pat some on under my eyes, then use what’s left over on the sides of mouth and on my lips. You really only need a teensy amount so the tube lasts forever. 

Organic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip BalmOrganic Pharmacy Antioxidant Lip Balm

I can’t rave enough about the Antioxidant Lip Balm ($21.50). I love, love, love this beautiful balm. Ingredients include Shea Butter, pomegranate, rose hip and Vitamin E. The balm leaves my lips so soft and hydrated thanks to the Shea butter and Vitamin E. The pomegranate and rose hip are excellent antioxidants that fight free radicals while also calming and soothing dry or cracked lips. This balm is the bomb.

It’s getting pretty crazy and very stressful out there. Be sure to take care of yourself. The Organic Pharmacy is a great way to get some peace, love, and great skin.  – Lisa

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A plethora of picks from Pixi Beauty!

A plethora of picks from Pixi Beauty!No question, one of my most favorite drug store cosmetics lines is Pixi Beauty. The packaging is awesome, the color products are great, and the price is right!  Today I have four Pixi picks that go from eyes to cheeks to lips to face.                                                                                              samples

Pixi Beauty Lash Line Ink in Black Silk and Tinted Brilliance Balm in Baby Bare

Pixi Beauty Lash Line Ink in Black Silk and Tinted Brilliance Balm in Baby Bare

Let’s start with the eyes. I am really digging ink liners these days. I recently went on a trip to Spain and I took two eyeliners – a pencil liner and my Pixi Beauty Lash Line Ink in Black Silk ($14).  I love how this deep black liner is so easy to apply – the tip is longer than most ink liners which makes it easier to maneuver. The ink liner stays in place, even through my 13 hours in airports and on planes.  And creating a thin line or a thick line is a snap. Interestingly, this liquid liner is much more ‘wet’ than most I’ve tried, which are more of a stain. Initially, it looks shiny, almost like a black patent leather which is definitely unique. The patent leather effect lasts a few hours, after which it flattens and becomes a stain. Love this liner!

Pixi Beauty Lash Line Ink in Black Silk and Tinted Brilliance Balm in Baby Bare swatched

Pixi Beauty Lash Line Ink in Black Silk and Tinted Brilliance Balm in Baby Bare swatched

Pixi Beauty Lash Line Ink in Black Silk and Tinted Brilliance Balm in Baby Bare

Pixi Beauty Lash Line Ink in Black Silk and Tinted Brilliance Balm in Baby Bare

On to lips — Marcia has raved about the Pixi Beauty Tinted Brilliance Balm ($14) forever. Seriously, I think she’s written about ten posts featuring this lip crayon. Baby Bare is my first Tinted Brilliance Balm and I am as big a fan as Marcia is. It’s wonderfully moisturizing, easy to apply, and the peachy-nude shade is a universally flattering color. If for some insane reason it’s not your cuppa tea, no worries because Pixi has 10 more shades available. The slip is just perfect and I love this lippie…I think it’s tied with the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balms for my favorite Pixi lip products.

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Pixi Beauty gets cheeky with the Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki ($18). How cute is this?? My shade is Peach Honey, and it also comes in Rose Gold. Peach Honey has a peachy nude sheen and a gold beige highlight. It’s more of a highlighter than a blush unless you are super fair. The powder is silky and soft and blends well. It gives a great glow and it’s also a pretty eyeshadow in a pinch.

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey swatched

Beauty Blush Duo + Kabuki in Peach Honey swatched

Beauty Blush Duo Kabuki brush

Beauty Blush Duo Kabuki brush

The kabuki is a tad soft for my taste – I like a kabuki that is firm, but this one is a nice size and works well as a brush to carry in your purse.

Pixi Beauty Makeup Fixing Mist

Pixi Beauty Makeup Fixing Mist

Pixi’s answer to keeping your look from melting in the summer heat is the Makeup Fixing Mist ($15). It’s rose water with green tea that is sprayed on to help keep makeup in place. I have to say, this isn’t for me. The spray is very wet – too wet for my somewhat oily skin. It’s also pretty fragranced.  If you have super dry skin and fragrance isn’t an issue, you might like this – but I think there are better fixing mists out there. The Makeup Fixing Mist seems more like a refreshing moisturizing spray than a setting spray.

Pixi Beauty is available online at Pixibeauty.com as well as at Target stores. With such a plethora of pretty picks from Pixi, be sure you check them out next time you are shopping!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Yummy body products from Ola Tropical Apothecary

Ola Tropical ApothecaryNothing says summer like coconut scented body products! Ola Tropical Apothecary, a wonderful boutique line from Hawaii, has everything needed to get your summer on. This is a very special line that has blown me away – the products are so good, you owe it to yourself to read on!!                   samples

Ola Tropical Apothecary Coconut Sugar Polish

Summer skin needs to be soft, exfoliated skin – beware the poolside moment when you suddenly realize you are ashy. Ola Sugar Polish ($30 for 13 oz.) is a great way to gently exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Beautiful ingredients include pure Hawaiian cane sugar (and none of the guilt!!), organic Hawaiian honey, healing Hawaiian plant extracts, natural cleansers, Kukui nut, Macadamia nut, Cocoa and Organic Coconut oils. Ola Sugar Polish is a luxurious way to pamper your skin.

Ola Tropical Apothecary Coconut Body Lotion

After polishing, you want to moisturize to seal in all that goodness. One option is the Ola Coconut Body Lotion ($29 for 8 oz). This is a soft, light cream that sinks in quickly and leaves behind a criminally delicious deep coconut scent. The ingredient list is incredible:  We blend Aloe Vera Juice and Coconut Creme with Avocado, Mango, Passion Fruit, Tamanu and Organic Virgin Coconut oils and locally harvested Macadamia and Kukui nut oils.  Infused with our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and Wildcrafted Hawaiian Botanical Distillates (Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato, Banana, Seaweeds, Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Ginger, Noni, Olena and Taro), to create a super hydrating and quickly absorbing formula to repair, replenish and heal your skin.

The Coconut Body Lotion is a little more expensive than others out there, but when you check out that ingredient list it’s no wonder why. Oh, and by the way — TOTALLY worth the extra expense.

Ola Tropical Apothecary Coconut Body Butter

Ola Tropical Apothecary Coconut Body Butter

If you want a moisturizer that is a little more rich, check out Ola’s Coconut Body Butter ($29 for 4.6 oz). I typically don’t go with heavier body moisturizers in the summer, but this is the lightest of body butters. It’s whipped into perfection and feels cool and soothing on the skin. It melts in immediately and smells so good…I can’t get enough of this stuff. I want to eat it with a spoon.

The body butter is a blend of Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa and Organic Mango Seed Butters.  Infused with our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and Wildcrafted Hawaiian Botanical Distillates (Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato, Banana, Seaweeds, Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Ginger, Noni, Olena and Taro), to create this creamy, luxurious formula that will repair, replenish and moisturize dry, thirsty skin.

All I can say is that I am head over heels in love with Ola’s Coconut Body Butter.

Ola Tropical Apothecary Coconut Body Mist and Body Oil

I can’t get over the next two products, they are THAT good. I start with the Coconut Body Oil ($29). This is a fantastic and unique blend of tropical oils that soften, heal, and scent your skin.  Oils include pure organic coconut oil, organic avocado oil, Passion Fruit oil, and locally sourced Macadamia nut and Kukui nut oils. They leave skin satiny soft and glowy. This feels sooo good after swimming in the poor or lake.

I finish with the Body Mist ($22 for 4 oz) for perfect summer skin. This is no ordinary scented body mist….it has a secret ingredient, 100% Hawaiian Deep Sea Water. This water is found at 3000’ below the ocean surface off the Kona Coast and it “contains life’s most precious nutrients and minerals in nature’s perfect ionic and absorbable blend”.

The Hawaiian Deep Sea Mist has over 90 trace minerals, is high in calcium and magnesium, pathogen free and some of the cleanest and most nutritious water in the world. I keep it in my gym bag or my beach bag. Just knowing the goodness inside that bottle makes me feel refreshed and pampered.  Some of the other ingredients:

Infused with Aloe Vera Juice and our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and Wildcrafted Hawaiian Botanical Distillates (Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Ginger, Noni, Olena and Taro), this formula has a naturally high alkaline ph which makes it exceptionally hydrating and nourishing for the skin, hair and face.

You can also mist your sheets, fabric couches, rugs, or the air to get some Hawaii into your space.

Ola Tropical Apothecary Coconut Lip Renew

Finally, I have to give a shout out to the Coconut Lemongrass Organic Lip Moisturizer ($6). When you place an order, be sure to throw in one or two of these. I am a real lip balm snob and this is, by far, the BEST lip balm I have ever tried!! It hydrates lips like crazy, feels sooo good on, and tastes lightly coconutty.

Locally sourced tropical oils and butters are blended to provide long-lasting moisturizing benefits

Locally harvested Organic Beeswax is added to protect and seal in moisture

Flavors include Banana Honey, Coconut, Mango Passion Fruit, and Tropical Melody. I want one of each!

If you only splurge on one thing this summer, make it Ola Tropical Apothecary. This beautiful line has some of the best body products I’ve ever tested. Ola Tropical Apothecary products are available at better specialty stores, fine salons and spas nationwide or by visiting www.hawaiianbodyproducts.com.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration, opinions and happy skin all mine!

 PS – they also have exfoliating towelettes, sunless tanning, hair products, home fragrances, and more!!

Treat your lips with deVine and wine (plus a giveaway)

deVine lip products

deVine lip products

Please turn on your Smell-o-vision for an amazing treat. I’ve been up to my lips in divine scents ever since deVine Beauty sent me this amazing package. deVine is treating us to benefits with wine while allowing us to protect and beautify our lips.

There are 3 lip products and I’ve had the opportunity to use them all and I continue using them. If you love the smell and a light taste of vino then the LIP SHIMMERS will be your best friends. If you like to show off your lips then there’s nothing better than the LIP SHINES. And who doesn’t love a great LIP BALM?

deVine Lip Shimmers

deVine Lip Shimmers

What makes deVine unique is that they not only use natural ingredients and powerful antioxidants but they bring the magic of the red wine grape to your lips. Three ingredients are derived from the Red Wine Grape that are imbued in the products.

  • GRAPESEED OIL comes from the seeds of the grape. It’s a natural astringent that locks in moisture and leaves your skin and lips silky smooth and very hydrated.
  • REVERATROL is found in the skin of the grape. It’s found in wine products and many health food companies use this ingredient because it’s best know for anti-aging properties and heart healthy benefits.
  • RED WINE POLYPHENOLS  are found in the pulp of the grape and this is where you’ll find the most powerful source of antioxidants. They fight the damaging effects of time and stress on your skin.

LIP SHIMMERS ($6) are like a tinted lip balm except they are made with 8 wine-a-licious flavors and tints. Flavors available are Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Bordeaux, Rose’, Pinto Grigio, Champagne, and Chardonnay. No matter which wine makes your live worth living they have it for you. You can pick by color with the deep reds like Merlot down to the light whites of Chardonnay or you can pick by the taste of the lip shimmer. deVine lip shimmer collage

Straight from the wine experts mouths:

Devine Lip Shimmers in Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Rose'

Devine Lip Shimmers in Bordeaux, Merlot, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Rose’

Bordeaux: Delicious deep black cherry lifts your spirits and gives your lips a luminous, pink shimmer. Cabernet: A bold, copper-bronze look embodied with spirit & fruity appeal. Champagne: Light and creamy with a hint of strawberry to enhance the natural shade of your lips. Chardonnay: Warm and creamy notes of vanilla for baby smooth lips. A clear, refreshing untinted balm to spritz your lips. Merlot: Deep red berries enhance your bold and dramatic side! The rich berry shimmer finishes luscious and smooth. Pinot Grigio: Lingering notes of fire cherry and muscat grapes balance this lightly tinted shimmer and give your lips a fresh spritz any time of the day. Pinot Noir: Enchanting and elegant hints of plum, cherry and warm vanilla bean create a tawny lip effervescence that transcends age. Rose’: Soft pink hue for a subtle, frosted shine. The light fruit finish makes this a fabulous every day lip shimmer.deVine lip shimmer swatches

LIP SHINES are when you want more of a lip gloss look. There are just two for now, Sparkling Clear and Bordeaux. The Bordeaux Lip Shine is much darker than than the lip shimmer. It’s got a beautiful sparkle to it. ($8)

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

deVine Bordeaux Lip Shine

You can see the sparkle in it but it doesn’t migrate on me, especially if I wear it over a Lip Shimmer. This too has a sensation of a bordeaux wine yet you won’t be pulled over for a DUI (maybe for a beautiful lip violation though).

deVine Lip Shine

deVine Lip Shine

The perfect way to shade your lips from the sun is with the deVine natural SPF 15 LIP SHADE ($4). This is what’s going to get you through the summer and beyond while enjoying the fruitiness of the Sangria flavor.

deVine SPF 15 Lip Balm

deVine SPF 15 Lip Shade

Not only does this make your lips feel soft as can be but it has all the great ingredients that deVine uses to protect your lips. That’s what it’s all about – protection for the present and future. There’s everything to love about this new brand. deVine Beauty is made in Chicago from all natural ingredients that are powerful antioxidants. These products are all alcohol free, gluten free, cruelty free, and paraben free. And it’s a way to have the taste of something to get us through the day without getting blitzed! — Marcia

I’m very happy that deVine has sent along two sets of product for a giveaway. As you know I love to offer giveaways and this one is going to be especially nice. They carry sets that are great for gift giving or for your own use. The Dark Blend has 4 Lip Shimmers and one Lip Saver: Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet, Bordeaux and Sangria Spf15 Lip Balm. The Light Blend also has 4 Lip Shimmers and a Lip Saver but in the 4 lighter shades: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rosé, and Champagne and Sangria SPF15 Lip Balm.

There will be two winners – one for the Dark Blend set and one for the Light Blend set – and this is open internationally through 7/18/16 at 1:59 p.m. eastern time. We’ve had a problem lately with the comment section shutting itself off before the giveaway is over. The solution is to email me your comment at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and consider that your entry. Be sure you click enter so that you can continue for extra options.

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6/25/16 IT Cosmetics has a Customer Favorites TSV #ITsYourCustomerFavorites

IT Cosmetics Customer Favorites 4 Piece CollectionWe can’t wait to tell you about the latest IT Cosmetics Collection!  The IT’s Your Customer Favorites! Four-Piece Collection set is available for one day only – today! – as a Today’s Special Value.  Here’s the overview:

Inspired by you, the IT Cosmetics™ IT’s Your Customer Favorites! Four-Piece Collection features two of your most-loved products, plus two new game-changers for your beautiful eyes, your beautiful smile, your beautifulyou!  Best-selling Tightline™ gets to the root of your lashes for instant definition, while IT Girl™ favorite CC+ Illumination™—supersized for the first time!—delivers full coverage and a radiant, lit-from-within glow. Also included is new Je Ne Sais Quoi™, a color-infused lip treatment that helps hydrate and revives the look of your lips with a hint of color.. And, because you deserve IT, new Heavenly Skin™ CC+™ Skin-Perfecting Brush does the work for you to create your most flawless complexion every time!

We love the items in this collection and the price is great at $72.50 for four excellent products.  Lisa does lips and eyes and Marcia does face!

LISA REPORTS IN:

IT Cosmetics Customer Favorites 4 Piece Collection

This collection features fan favorites and I am a huge fan of the Tightline™. This thin wand does some amazing things – it is the perfect mascara for lower lashes, and it also primes upper lashes for thickening mascara. What it does best, though, is tightline the upper lid.

IT Cosmetics Tightline™

IT Cosmetics Tightline™

IT Cosmetics Tightline™ Wand

IT Cosmetics Tightline™ Wand

I just lift my lid up a bit, then sort of wiggle the wand along the base. Tightlining was always a chore, but it’s unreal how easy it is with this awesome baby! Tightlining really defines eyes and makes them look incredible. In this pick, I have no eyeliner on – just tightliner and some mascara.

IT Cosmetics Tightliner

A new favorite for me is the Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment.  

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment swatch

Je Ne Sais Quoi™ Hydrating Color Awakening Lip Treatment swatch

I’ve been a big fan of all the Je Ne Sais Quoi™ lip products in the past and this one is a great addition. It’s not a lipstick, it’s a super hydrating lip balm that gives just a hint of color to lips. It really feels amazing on and gives a great slip to lips. I have extremely pale and colorless lips to begin with, so I wish this had even more of a tint, but anyone with a little natural color to their lips will love it. The packaging is superb. I love how the cap clicks into place so there is no chance this will come apart in your purse. Even the box is awesome – love the little inspiration message!IT Cosmetics

IT CosmeticsMARCIA REPORTS IN:

What’s especially fun about this 4 piece collection from IT Cosmetics is that it’s a twist on favorites. There are new favorites and old favorites. My old favorite is the Supersize CC+ Illumination Color Correcting Illuminating Full Coverage Cream SPF 50+. Now that’s a mouthful.

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream

CC+ Illumination CC Cream has been a favorite of mine since last summer. I’ve been crazy about IT’s CC Cream since the very beginning and the Illuminating version makes it that much better especially in the sunnier months. This is an all-in-one product since it contains

*anti-aging serum

*a moisturizing day cream

*skin-perfecting primer

*skin-brightening serum

*color corrector

*full coverage

*SPF 50+ broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream in Fair

All this in a supersize 2.53 fl oz size. The normal size, 1.08 fl oz, is left behind in the dust with this supersize one. The original costs $38 so one more than double the size makes this an exceptional bargain when you realize the entire TSV costs $59.94. I love the application of this CC+ Cream as well as the coverage. It’s an all day deal for me plus Fair is truly fair. It’s also available in Light, Medium, Tan, and Rich. The lighter color sets sell out quickly though so grab it now.

My new favorite: Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush.

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

Heavenly Skin CC+ Skin Perfecting Brush

It’s almost an oxymoron to call something a favorite and say it’s new. But IT Cosmetics has a line of brushes that are not to be believed. This cruelty free brush has a custom cut brush head. The application of the CC+ Cream with this brush is definitely heavenly. The soft brush hugs the natural contours of your face. This brush gives me an airbrushed finish. To have this along with the IT Cosmetics Supersize CC+ Illumination Cream is perfection. You’ll use this brush over and over and over.

IT Cosmetics’ TSV will be available only on 6/25. The number of the set is A278194. Whenever we are lucky enough to share the TSV with you in advance we always worry that you won’t understand what a great value this is and how quickly it sells out. Be sure you don’t make us worry!!

Direct link for purchase HERE

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Don’t worry, bee happy with our Beessential Giveaway!

beessential-logoWho is the hardest working insect in show business? The honey bee! Bees are essential to our agriculture and the body and skin care company Beessential celebrates the honey bee with their wonderful natural products.

BeessentialEverything Beessential makes is mixed by hand on their beehive family farm in Ohio. Each product starts with fresh honey, beeswax and Propolis. They only add other natural ingredients like coconut, olive and hemp oils, so their body washes, creams, and lip balms are all natural and free of chemicals. Get ready to ‘bee’ super excited — this awesome cruelty-free company is offering a giveaway just for Beauty Info Zone readers!Beessential Giveaway!

I have to hand to this great little company – they not only support the environment, they also support the charity of your choice, as 10% of their profits are donated to whatever charity you choose at SweetYear.Org.

I tested the Beessential Natural Body Wash ($8.99), Foaming Hand Soap ($7.99), and Natural Lip Balms ($10.15 for a pack of 4). The body washes and hand soaps all have a lovely combination of honey, aloe, hemp, and coconut and olive oils that cleanse and leave skin super moist and soft. They lather up beautifully and smell terrific!Beessential Moisturizing Natural Body Wash

For your body, the Grapefruit & Lemongrass Body Wash is a fresh smelling cleanser that feels so good in the shower.

  • Natural Body Wash for Sensitive Skin
  • Fresh and revitalizing natural citrus scent
  • Made with moisturizing Coconut, Olive and Hemp oils
  • Aloe and Honey soften skin
  • Moisturizing, gentle Virgin Hemp Oil and Vegetable Glycerin
  • SLS-Free Body Wash

The scent is subtle and more on the green side than on the citrus side. Other scents available include Peppermint and Lavender & Bergamot.

Beessential Foaming Hand SoapThe Natural Foaming Hand Soap is completely different from the body wash. It isn’t a gel, it’s a foamy consistency right from the get go. The Grapefruit and Lemongrass scent is so beautiful and refreshing and the Lavender & Bergamot scent is wonderfully soothing.

  • Clean, pleasant scent
  • Uses natural cleansers gentle on skin
  • Moisture-rich, luxurious lather
  • Nourishing Coconut, Olive and Virgin Hemp Oils
  • Aloe, HoneyHydrating
  • SLS and Paraben Free

The coconut and olive oils cleanse, and the hemp, honey, and aloe leave hands soft and supple.

Beessential Natural Lip BalmBeessential Natural Lip BalmI have a bit of an obsession with lip balm and Beessential’s Natural Lip Balm is definitely the bee’s knees. Ingredients include virgin olive and coconut oils, beeswax, aloe, honey, and hemp…a moisturizing party for your lips. The 4 pack is an awesome value at only $10.15, and the flavors available include Lemon Lavender, Orange Ginger, Peppermint, and Honey (my personal favorite!).

You can find Beessential online, and there is also a store locator on their website.

Beessential Giveaway Prize 1Beessential Giveaway Prize 2This just might ‘bee’ your lucky day, because Beessential has offered a giveaway! You could win one of two prize packages. Both prizes include a full size Relaxing Lavender Hand & Body Cream with Bergamot, which is an awesome shea and cupuacu butter based moisturizing cream that gives skin mega hydration. One winner will also get a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Lemon Lavender, and the other winner will receive a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Peppermint. Bee smart and enter now!  – Lisa
Giveaway information:   This giveaway ends 7/6/16 at 11:59 PM EST and is US only. The two requirements to move on in the Rafflecopter: Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s email and leave a comment. After that, do as many of the additional entries as you want. If the comment section decides not to cooperate, just email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it BEE. Comment in the email and continue on.

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*items reviewed and giveaway courtesy of Beessential, opinions all mine

Hitting a grand slam with Erborian, EB5, and ESPA

Baseball on the field. New white ball on green grass

The day I’m writing this the weather turned into spring – 75 degrees with blue skies and sun all day. The perfect day to watch baseball, whether it’s the Detroit Tigers or Little League games. I’ve got 4 products that are also perfect for this kind of day that you’ll want to add to your warm weather routine.

*sent for consideration

eb5 Age Spot Treatment, eb5 Foot Treatment, ESPA Lip Balm, Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

eb5 Age Spot Treatment, eb5 Foot Treatment, ESPA Lip Balm, Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

ERBORIAN BAMBOO CREME FRAPPEE

This is a very fluffy gel that has the most unique texture. It’s almost like a slush and it’s wonderfully soft. It melts into skin almost immediately in order to moisturize and rehydrate. Sitting outside, even with great sunscreen on, dehydrates your skin. Bamboo Creme Frappee adds that moisture back so you feel comfortable.

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Korean skincare is having its moment and Erborian is one of the most highly rated lines. They’ve taken the fiber of bamboo stalks and blended it with bamboo sap to create a waterlock complex, this offers your skin extra moisture. The sap contains amino acid for hydration while the fibers contain proteins and lipids to help maintain your skin’s own moisture.

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

This light green gel is a wonderful picker-upper after a day outside. While it’s meant to be used on your face, it can be used on your body for that refreshing feeling. Like all Korean skincare that I’ve tried, it is fragranced with a sweetness to it. This is sold exclusively at Sephora (and Sephora.com) for $43.

eb5 AGE SPOT TREATMENT and FOOT TREATMENT

eb5 is a new company introduced to me and I’m loving their products as well as their site which is women owned. It’s a pleasure to support a brand run by women that is also free of paraben, fragrance, and gluten, is allergy tested, cruelty free, non-GMO, and vegan. As great as those attributes are it’s the products themselves that will sell you.

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream

eb5 Age Spot Treatment

eb5 Age Spot Treatment

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream is a product you can use day or night on any part of your body that you want to fade sunspots and discoloration. This contains 2% Hydroquinone to help lighten skin and fade the spots. It also contains Argan Oil for hydration and nourishment. 2% Hydroquinone is the highest percentage allowed without a prescription. It’s $24.99 for a big 6 oz tube at Target. I’ve been using this on my arms because I’m really tired of the spots and I’m hoping to see an improvement. Since hands show signs of aging quickly I’m fighting that with this fade cream. I’ve started using it on my upper lip since that always seems darker than the rest of my face and it’s working! I will be using this on the rest of my face once my derm appointments stop.

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment is my foot savior now. This wonderful, slightly minty smelling, cream gently exfoliates, refreshes and soothes my aching feet. I no longer have cracked feet after using this during February and March. I like taking it into the shower with me and applying it while I’m drying off, I also like using it once I get into bed. It contains anti-fungal eucalyptus, tea tree oil, vitamins, and a blend of ingredients (sugar cane, chamomile, and sandalwood). All of those work together to improve the texture of your feet and rejuvenate the monsters they became during the winter. Let me tell you my secret about eb5 Foot Treatment – I use it on my hands too! Oh yes I do. Sometimes my hands become scaly and rough since I wash them constantly. When that happens I reach for this and I find that it works almost instantly. Later I’ll use a hand cream for more softening but eb5 comes first. The Foot Treatment is only $9.99 at Target and well worth every penny.

ESPA MANDARIN LIP BALM

ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm

ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm

For some of us lip balm is a necessity – that includes me. I’m always slathering on lip balm for my dry and aging lips. I love all varieties of it but especially a piece of luxury like the ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm provides ($28). This beautiful small compact contains a balm that is lightly fragranced with a variety of oils and butters (Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil,  Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil).

The formula is 100% natural and delightful to have on my lips. I don’t love that it’s a in a pot but the balm makes up for that inconvenience.

Enriched with a 100% natural formulation, derived from the finest ingredients including Mandarin Essential oil for a sweet citrus flavour and aroma, Wild Mango Butter to condition, soften and smooth, Pomegranate to increase hydration and Rosemary to protect against environmental damage which can lead to premature ageing. Our Mandarin Lip Balm is presented in a beautiful compact complete with integral mirror.

These 4 products have been my Grand Slam delights and I’m glad I finally got around to sharing these with you. Summer, fall, winter, or spring they’ll help you get the ball moving and your skin and lips in their best shape yet. What a way to start the season! — Marcia

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