An introduction to Aveeno Absolutely Ageless with a giveaway

It’s always fun to receive a delivery from Aveeno and their new Absolutely Ageless products are a perfect addition to their already great line.

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photo credit: www.kineticsnj.com

Yes, it’s their new blackberry fragranced Absolutely Ageless™ products that are a delicious mix Aveeno concentration of ACTIVE NATURALS® Blackberry Complex infused with vitamins, antioxidants, and anti-aging ingredients. If I have to have fragrance in my products then let them be yummy.

Blackberry Jam - amazingly good from Mrs. Millers

Blackberry Jam – amazingly good from Mrs. Millers

The AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Collection was created to help reduce the visible effects of elastin and collagen loss, but to also nourish skin, to keep it looking younger, longer. Who wouldn’t want that?

all 5 of the new Aveeno Absolutely Ageless™ products

all 5 of the new Aveeno Absolutely Ageless™ products

Let’s start with cleansing our skin with the Nourishing Cleanser. This is gentle enough for both morning and night. I keep it in my shower because of the plastic pump. I don’t have to worry about breakage and it’s sealed well so water doesn’t seep in. This removes dirt and makeup and totally refreshes my skin making it ready for my day. It’s hydrating without being too rich so it doesn’t clog pores at all. The MSRP is $7.99 so it’s an affordable option in your life.

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum is a wonderful serum as it contains everything that Aveeno is known for including this new Active Naturals Blackberry Complex. It’s a thin serum that absorbs pretty quickly without leaving any stickiness behind. The top is a pump so you aren’t compromising the inside. While the MSRP is $19.99 which is a good price for this top notch serum, Amazon has it for $12.86 making it a steal.

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Intensive Renewal Serum

The next step for me is to apply eye cream since I want everything absorbed before it’s time to put on any cosmetics. Aveeno didn’t forget my favorite product when they came out with AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Eye Cream. This 0.5 oz eye cream is the perfect size for home and travel. The slant tip makes it easy to apply without using your fingers if you want. If you want to lose your dark circles and that pesky puffiness this is a great way to go. You know I’m a nut about eye cream and it’s wonderful to find one so well priced. And I don’t notice a fragrance!!!!

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Cleanser, Eye cream, Intensive Renewal Serum

Aveeno Absolutely Ageless Daily Moisturizer, Eye cream, Intensive Renewal Serum

Moving on we need moisturizer and Aveeno Absolutely Ageless has both a daily moisturizer and a night cream. I’m always delighted when there’s sunscreen in my moisturizer since it saves me an extra step. AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 fits that bill. The moisturizer has the strongest fragrance of the 5 products but you won’t notice it after a while. It comes with a pump applicator. As with all of these products it’s dermatologist test and won’t clog pores. We need both moisturizer and sunscreen daily to keep our skin looking youthful. Whenever I’d take my 90 year old+ mother to the dermatologist Aveeno is what they’d recommend for her.

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

For night we have AVEENO® Absolutely Ageless™ Restorative Night Cream. This is the only product that’s in a jar. This night cream is thick and creamy having the most delicious fragrance of all these. This is much more intense than the Daily Moisturizer so you need to scoop it out and cover your entire face and neck area with it. Do NOT forget your neck. You are doing everything you can to keep your face hydrated and more youthful but it’s your neck that is a tell tale giveaway of age (example Meg Ryan at the Tony’s!). This is great for dry skin especially.

Now for the very good news, AVEENO® has kindly offered to send 3 Beauty Info Zone this entire skincare line. The US only winners will win all 5 of the products to see for themselves what a difference AVEENO® can make in their skin.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This is a US only giveaway for 3 Beauty Info Zone subscribers. When filling out the Rafflecopter make sure you actually do both requirements before going forward. Entries are verified. The giveaway ends on Monday July 4th at 11:59 pm eastern. If comments close please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with your comment so you can continue on in the Rafflecopter. Prizes will be distributed by Aveeno or their PR. We thank them for the continued generosity with Beauty Info Zone and our readers.

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Hard Candy Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist and Illuminate Strobing Mix-in Drops

Hard Candy 2016 Spring Summer CollectionNext time you are at Walmart, take a look at the Hard Candy Spring/Summer 2016 collection. Hard Candy has some terrific products that are definitely affordable. I recently tested two things from the latest collection: Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist ($8) and Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops ($8).
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Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist

The Sheer Envy Hydrating Primer Mist is billed as a moisturizing spray, primer, and setting spray. The ingredient list includes coconut water, which is very good for skin.  

I think this is too wet to be a setting spray. It works as a primer, although you will want to give yourself some dry-down time. I typically spray it on after moisturizing but before drying my hair. By the time I’ve dried my hair, the primer has settled down to a slightly sticky state that is fine for makeup application. It’s definitely hydrating, and I love the coconut water infusion. If you have dry skin, this is a primer to consider. However, I think it’s best as a general moisturizing spray, which would be handy at the beach or whenever your skin is feeling extra parched.  

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

The Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops is a sheer white opalescent liquid that gives a luminescence…not strong enough to be anything near ‘strobing’.  

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

Hard Candy Look Pro! Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops

I find that the Illuminate & Strobing Mix-in Drops get lost in foundation, but used alone it gives a very pretty glow that looks natural. It’s a great option for those no-makeup days in summer when you just want a little boost for your skin.

Hard Candy Soft Touch Cosmetics Bag

Both products are affordable and are good for your low maintenance days. There are some really cute makeup bags available too – I recommend the Soft Touch Cosmetics Bag ($6) in ‘Little Hottie’, a hot pink number with a zippered expandable base where you can store your brushes. You can find Hard Candy at Walmart, both in store and online.  – Lisa

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LA PEAU Night Cream Gel review

LA PEAU
I have a very interesting night moisturizer for review today that is a favorite of surgeons, dermatologists, and celebrities like Eva LongoriaGloria Estefan, and Rosanna Arquette. The Swiss skin care line LA PEAU ( [PO] means SKIN in French) has just three products, all created by the two sisters who own eFutur Biotechnologies Suisse SA and their Geneva and Stanford University scientists.

LA PEAU Night Cream Gel

LA PEAU Night Cream Gel

I was recently sent the Night Cream Gel ($90) to test. This evening moisturizer contains the BeCell, which is the basis of all three products that LA PEAU carries. The BeCell came from years of stem cell research, and it’s composed of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, and oligo elements. Some other information about LA PEAU:

  • 6 years of Biotech research behind it. A truly science based product.
  • Highly antioxidant/anti wrinkle (tests performed by Edel Therapeutics (EPFL) confirmed that LA PEAU scored the highest antioxidant properties compared to 18 well known brands in the market).
  • Void of any animal substances.
  • Unique fast absorbing texture that melts on the skin. Texture although light, yet very rich in vitamins and very hydrating without the messy greasiness.
  • No silicone in our formula (silicone renders the texture creamy but clogs the pores); no hormones; no perfumes. Anti-aging is achieved from all antioxidants & vitamins that regenerate the skin.
  • Non oily (fast absorption) – all vitamins and antioxidants get easily absorbed; firming of the skin follows.
  • Hypoallergenic (soothes redness, allergies, acnés) and for all types of skins.
  • Simple beauty regimen – just 3 products; easy to use.
LA PEAU Night Cream Gel

LA PEAU Night Cream Gel

LA PEAU Night Cream Gel

LA PEAU Night Cream Gel

I love the texture of this elegant cream. While it is intensely moisturizing, it seems to melt right into skin without leaving it tacky. The ingredient list is all about antioxidants. The level of antioxidants is so high that this line is often recommended post-treatment after procedures like face lifts, laser treatments, and fraxionated C02. This beautiful night cream firms, hydrates, and treats the skin with antioxidants. It is also fragrance-free and suitable for very sensitive skin.

LA PEAU also carries a hydrating Day Cream-Gel and a soothing Eye Contour Cream. I can’t wait to try them…I will be so excited if they are anything like the Night Cream-Gel. You can check out the line at www.LaPeauSkincare.com, or www.befutur.com (the biotech version of their website).  – Lisa

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Reviva Labs improved Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream review and giveaway

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

Reviva Labs is always striving for perfection. When they realize something is not right in their labs they work to hastily fix it. When they realize that one of their products could use something extra to make it even better, they improve it. That’s the case with Reviva Labs #366  Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream. They’ve currently improved this already great product by adding Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 to it. Now to you and I that’s just a chemical sounding word but, to  Reviva Labs, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 is a small peptide which mimics the human body’s own mechanism to produce collagen. It’s used in anti-aging products as well as in before & after sun lotions plus more.

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MARCIA’S EXPERIENCE:

There are 3 words I use to describe this improved cream from Reviva Labs: soft, versatile, and effective.

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

Soft: this is a very lightweight night cream that feels like I’m applying a whisper weight cream that won’t ever smother my skin. It’s a whipped cream texture that glides on. It surprises me how little I need to apply.

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

Versatile:  I use this with a variety of other skin products both before and after application. I can apply serums (including Reviva Labs Vitamin C+ with Emblica) or any that I’m testing prior to using #366. I can leave this as my nighttime moisturizer. Or I can top it with any other moisturizer I’m using like Reviva Lab’s Nourishing Cream. It plays well with everything!

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream ingredients

Reviva Labs #366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream ingredients

Effective: The ingredients in this are wonderful.

“Alpha Lipoic Acid, a super anti-free radical agent, is supplemented by Vitamin C Ester to battle past skin damage as it defends against future damage, while DMAE provides unique firming benefits.
Advanced peptide Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 has been added to help visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles while improving the look of skin firmness and elasticity.”

For me this is another winner from Reviva, a brand that uses no animal ingredients or testing.

LISA’S EXPERIENCE

#366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

#366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

I definitely agree with Marcia’s review and would add that this beautiful cream is also affordable! It’s only $23 for the jar, and considering the ingredients I would say it’s a bonafide bargain. I love this as a night moisturizer and it also really shines as a neck cream. I can’t overstate how lusciously light the #366  Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream is…it’s soft and airy and wonderful. I am completely guilty of scooping out too much just so I can also put some on my hands and arms.

#366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

#366 Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream

It feels positively luxurious when I smooth this on at night, like I am really spoiling myself – which is always a wonderful feeling! I have found many favorites from Reviva Labs, including their Makeup Primer and the Nourishing Cream, and now the Alpha Lipoic Acid, Vitamin C Ester & DMAE Cream is added to my list of continual repurchases.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Reviva Labs is graciously going to send two US Beauty Info Zone subscribers this wonderful cream so they can see for themselves why Lisa and Marcia love this so much. To enter you must do the first two options in the Rafflecopter, the rest are extras to help you win. The giveaway is open through June 14, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. If comments close (we hate when this happens) you can email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with your comment and continue on in the Rafflecopter. All entries will be verified so please keep it on the up and up.
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IT Cosmetics has it all from Naturally Pretty Essentials to Confidence in a Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream and Naturally Pretty Essentials

IT Cosmetics Confidence In A Cream and Naturally Pretty Essentials

The IT COSMETICS lovers are back again to share two of IT’s newer products. We also have some exciting news since we just learned that week that IT Cosmetics will soon be available at Sephora making it so much easier to get this brand. We’re looking forward to the chance that they’ll have some Sephora exclusives. In the meantime we’ll be shopping at Ulta, QVC, and their website.

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IT Cosmetics is just branching out into skin care and we’re certainly happy since their cosmetics have always included anti-aging ingredients. Now we get it two ways. Speaking of anti-aging, their new Naturally Pretty Essentials Matte eyeshadow palette contains the same quality we’ve come to expect from them.

MARCIA and NATURALLY PRETTY ESSENTIALS

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials

What’s inside this pretty pink palette? You’ll see 6 matte eyeshadows along with a larger size transforming shadow. IT says you can get 13 shades out of these 7.

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials

The six shadow are all new colors for IT and they are full size. Since they are made by this stellar company they are infused with hydrolyzed collagen, real silk, peptides and proprietary No-Tug Technology. These are talc free so they glide on easily. The colors are a neutral lovers dream.

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials back of box

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials back of box

I didn’t find that they swatched well on my hand and I apologize for that. The 4 light shades all looked similar though they don’t on my eyes. But I wear them on my eyes so that’s what counts!

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials swatches

It Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Essentials swatches

The descriptions of the shadows are

• Imagine: Matte silk beige
• Wonder: Matte nude khaki
• Dream: Matte desert sand
• Passion: Matte nude taupe
• Intrigue: Matte earthy sepia
• Allure: Matte smoky gray
• Transforming Hello Light: Radiant pearl

 I find that the first shade, Imagine, has a slight pink undertone. Wonder is almost a pure white on my skin. My favorite is Intrigue, an earthy sepia, and I find it blends extremely well. Intrigue is the one shadow that takes it a step beyond matte; it looks more satiny. The first time I used Transforming Hello Light I applied it directly over Allure on my eyes. It changed Allure from a charcoal to a more blued version of it but I wasn’t crazy about that look. I’ve since learned to mix the colors together – I pick up each color on my brush and apply that as one. It blends better on my eye and gives the slight radiance that Transforming Hello Light was meant to have.

The Naturally Pretty Essentials palette ($28) is not only a great buy but one that will fill in any need in your eyeshadow wardrobe. I tend to buy shimmer and satin shadows but then I’ll need a matte for transition or my browbone and this is what I’m turning to. This palette is changing my thinking about matte eyeshadows since the application is so smooth and the wear is amazing over an eyeshadow primer.

LISA and CONFIDENCE IN A CREAM:

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

I love the name of this product. Confidence in a Cream? Sign me up! Great skin and great hair definitely make me feel confident, so I couldn’t wait to dig into this jar to get some great skin going. What all does this day and night moisturizer do? It moisturizes thirsty skin, giving it a nice glow; it tackles skin texture and leaves it feeling smooth; it evens out skin tone; it reduces the look of pores. Sounds like great skin to me.

What’s inside that helps create all of these skin miracles? Something IT Cosmetics calls their Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate includes collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal. I love the texture of this incredible mix of ingredients. It’s thick and fluffy and it feels decadent when applied. It does have a scent that I can’t quite put my finger on…I don’t particularly like it, but it’s light and it dissipates quickly.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

Does it work?  Yes it does. IT Cosmetics did a clinical study and check out these results:

  • 100% said skin was soft, smooth & infused with moisture*
  • 97% said skin looked and felt rejuvenated*
  • 94% said skin felt younger and healthier*
  • 81% said pores appeared minimized, and fine lines & wrinkles appeared less noticeable*

*Results observed in a consumer panel survey.

Ulta has this beautiful cream in a travel size for $16 and in a 2 oz size for $48. Confidence in a Cream is a terrific moisturizer with an elegant formula that your face and décolleté will love, especially if you tend towards dry skin. Visit Ulta, QVC, and the IT Cosmetics website to get both confident and naturally pretty!

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The “why you need Mirakle Cream” giveaway

Better Skin MIRAKLE CREAM

Better Skin MIRAKLE CREAM

One month ago I reviewed MIRAKLE CREAM and I’ve had a problem ever since. Well it’s not exactly a problem but I can’t stop using it. As a beauty blogger I get sent a LOT of skincare items to test out. Some I use for 3-4 weeks and then there are some that I fall for. MIRAKLE CREAM is in that latter category.

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

I am crazy about Mirakle Cream (“Genius in a Jar”). It is so kind, so nourishing, so refreshing. And it has the prettiest packaging. Everything you’d expect in a best friend!

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

MIRAKLE CREAM by Better Skin

Using Better Skin Mirakle Cream you may see some of the following results:
 
Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
Reduced signs of aging
Improved elasticity
Improvement in collagen production
Firm, toned and tightened skin
Increase in radiance and luminosity of the skin
Increased hydration of the skin
Rapid re-hydration of the skin
Increased moisture retention in the skin
Reduction or elimination of dry, rough, scaly skin
Prevention of dry, rough, scaly skin
Decrease in hyper pigmentation such as sun spots, age spots and other related dark spots
Healing of bedsores, burns, cuts and dermatitis
Reduction or calming of eczema and psoriasis
Reduction in swelling
Reduction in stretch marks
Restoration of skin
Regeneration of damaged skin
Protection from free radicals
Reduction of inflammation
Mild Antibacterial protection
Natural low level sun block (not to be used as a primary source of sunblock)
Gluten Free, Paraben Free, Surfactant Free, Fragrance Free

 

MIRAKLE CREAM

MIRAKLE CREAM

Now that you’ve read why Mirakle Cream is a miracle, you can enter to win one. In honor of Beauty Info Zone’s 6th anniversary the company will send to 3 US BIZ subscribers. This is a giveaway you really want to enter.  — Marcia

Information:  The Mirakle Cream giveaway is open to US only through 11:59 May 4th. The first two options on the Rafflecopter are to confirm your subscription and to comment. After that it’s up to you how many more opportunities you want to help you win. If comments close early, email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Mirakle Cream with your comment. That counts so you can continue on.

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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.

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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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