Discover the secret of silk in your skincare with Silkriller

Silkriller Silver Revitalization Set

Silkriller Silver Revitalization Set

I’ve been holding out on you. I was sent a set of the most luxurious Japanese skincare products and have been loving using them but I haven’t shared. I should know better than that but now that I’m ready you are going to need to make your holiday wishlist because Silkriller is a brand you will love using.

Silkriller Revitalization Skincare Set, Silver

Silkriller Revitalization Skincare Set, Silver

Silkriller is the only brand that contains a raw material “Silk Fibroin” which is made up of 18 kinds of amino acid. Silk is a treasured component in Japan as it is used to fight off bacteria, infectious skin disease, and reduce dark spots. I was thrilled from my first use especially since most Asian skincare is fragranced but Skillriller is non-fragranced and luxurious.

The Revitalization Set – Silver ($308) that I use contains 4 products. Each of Skillriller’s products are sold separately plus there’s a Revitalizaton Set – Gold.

Silkriller Facial Foam

Silkriller Facial Foam

Silkriller Facial Foam ($54) is especially good for combination skin but all skin types will enjoy this. Even though it’s called a foam it’s actually a creamy cleanser that barely foams up. It’s infused with natural honey, grapefruit and silk fibroin. It gives a slight firming sensation and it never feels like it’s drying out my skin. I feel like it’s made my skin a little more radiant too.

Silkriller Lotion

Silkriller Lotion

Silkriller Lotion ($76) is essentially an essence. It’s a water based beauty tonic that helps greatly if you have sensitive, weakened, or dry skin. I was surprised when I used it the first time to find that it was a clear product because of the name lotion. This absorbs so quickly so you don’t even realize that its rejuvenating and nourishing your skin. The amino acids will help those of you with acne scars. I pat this on with my hands until it’s fully absorbed. Silkriller calls this their Rejuvenating Beauty Tonic and I agree with that description.

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel ($86) is the premier product of this set. This anti-aging serum is in a pump glass bottle that I’m able to control so that I’m not getting too much out. I massage this onto my face and try very hard to remember to do that in an upward motion. I use this 2 – 3 times per week since it’s so concentrated. On those nights I’ll skip the Lotion. The gel is a fusion of their ancient recipe and modern technology. It’s a blend of silk fibroin and beauty essences. 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel isn’t heavy at all, it’s absorbed quickly and continues to strengthen collagen formation. While it’s not an eye cream or gel, it’s safe to use around your eyes especially wherever you have fine lines. It’s a gel meant to guard your skin from the environment and aging problems.

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream ($108) is a silky soft moisturizer that is a pleasure to use. It’s very lightweight and yet it’s so hydrating. It absorbs quickly and never interferes with my makeup. It’s very highly concentrated so even though it’s lightweight you’d never know you are getting so many benefits from it.

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream

While it’s busy working to improve skin elasticity and refine skin radiance, it’s also regenerating skin cells. “Our exclusive and FDA registered moisturizer deeply hydrates your skin and does not contain any surfactants.” They are the only brand that doesn’t have any surfactants in their product. I love the feel and I love that fact that there is no scent whatsoever.

Silkriller is an investment but one of the best kinds since it’s protecting your face and helping to keep you looking more youthful. No matter how beautiful your makeup is, it all starts with your skin.  — Marcia

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Skin Again Youth could be your secret weapon – giveaway included

When I see pictures like the following it makes me so glad that I have the opportunity to try skincare brands like Skin Again. I just don’t want to get to this point:

before Skin Again Youth

before Skin Again Youth

Using the right products can bring you noticeable results like this second picture from Skin Again:

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from skinagain.com)

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from skinagain.com)

When Skin Again asked me to pick a product to test out these are the two photos that swung my choice to their Youth Moisturizer.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

I’ve long passed my personal youth but that was a good reason to choose Youth to test. I was delighted when this lightweight moisturizer arrived and it was fragrance free. I can use it morning or night without worrying about an artificial scent. But I was even more delighted when using for the past several months.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

The Skin Again company is fascinating on so many levels. I hope I can convey these to you.

There’s free shipping on all orders. While that’s not that unusual what is unique is that they also have a money back guarantee. If you buy their products and find they don’t work, just contact them and you’ll be able to return them for a refund.

YOUTH is a vegan product that is also free of gluten, sulfates, and parabens. Plus it’s cruelty free.

They believe in Positive Energy and infuse each bottle with what they call “The Power of Dermavibe”. SkinAgain uses advanced technology to infuse positive, life affirming energy onto a holographic conductor called Dermavibe. Dermavibe is affixed to every bottle of Youth to support our belief that positive energy promotes youthful radiance. 

Skin Again Dermavibe

Skin Again Dermavibe

YOUTH is the secret weapon for both wrinkles and dark spots. It contains 5 powerful peptides that boost collagen and restore your skin’s elasticity. Your wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced by these peptides. Youth is also working on dark spots you have with the use of the ingredient Rumex Occidentalis. “This potent ingredient reduces skin pigmentation by limiting both melanin production and skin reddening. Combined with other powerful ingredients in Youth it has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation within 14-30 days!”

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

What did I find with this moisturizer? My skin is looking brighter and more lively. I don’t notice my fine lines as much. It hasn’t completely ridden my cheek of the sunspots I’ve had for eons but it is easier to cover them up with a light foundation. I’m sure it’s helped with my sun damage too but you know I’m adamant about using sunscreen and this doesn’t contain any so I have to add that separately.

Youth is $64 and available on the Skin Again website. There is a discount code LPYOUTH which will bring your cost down to $57.60. For me this is a mid-range price product with high-price results. They believe in positive energy and positive results. I’ve gotten both from Youth.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY: I was sent one extra Skin Again Youth to offer as a giveaway to a US or Canadian subscriber. I’m quite sure that this will be loved by any reader of the BIZ. Our giveaway is open until Friday, 7/22/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. We have had a problem with our comment section closing before the end of the giveaway. If you can’t find a place to comment then email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it YOUTH. Put your comment in the email so you can click enter and continue. If I can’t find your email subscription your entries become invalid so I hope you’ll follow the rules.  Good luck!

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Ingredients:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder, Squalane (Vegetable Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Oligopeptide-68, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cyathea Cumingil Leaf Extract, Rumex Occidentalis Extract, Vibro Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Artocarpus Heterophyllus Seed Extract, Allantoin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Articum Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Oleate, Xanthan Gum.
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Auspect Skin Care launches in the U.S. this month!

Auspect Skin CareI love discovering a new skin care line and Auspect Skin Care from Australia is about as new as it gets in the states. It just launched this month in the US, although it’s a favorite luxury line in the UK and Australia. In fact, up until now it was only available through dermatologists, so we are lucky we can get it directly from the get go.                                                                  pr sample

Auspect Skin Care features natural cleansers, serums, exfoliators, and moisturizers that focus on restoring and healing skin while also protecting it. The clinical grade products are the result of 20 years of research.

Auspect Starter Kit

A great way to try out this line is with the Auspect’s Starter Kit ($110). This kit includes Auspect’s Total Clean cleanser, Exfol + night serum, Vita C serum, and Hydrate Plus moisturizer.

  • Total Clean purifies by removing imbedded dirt, makeup, excess oil and damaging pollutants.

    Auspect Skin Care Total Clean

    Auspect Skin Care Total Clean

  • Exfol + works to give you a smoother skin texture, smaller looking pores and fewer visible imperfections.

    Auspect Skin Care Exfol+

    Auspect Skin Care Exfol+

  • Vita C is a potent, non-irritating, highly stable and non-greasy serum that, even to the last drop, gives you a softer, brighter looking complexion.

    Auspect Skin Care Vita C

    Auspect Skin Care Vita C

  • Hydrate Plus is a nutrient rich moisturizer that quickly replenishes skin’s vital moisture reserve

    Auspect Skin Care Hydrate+

    Auspect Skin Care Hydrate+

Auspect Skin Care Starter KitThis is almost the total skin care package with everything you need for your morning and night-time routine – the only item you’ll want to add is some sunscreen.

I think the products are perfect for summer – at .5 and 1.0 ounces, the bottles are travel ready and FTC compliant. They even come in a nice see-through travel bag. One small note – these products do have a light fragrance.

Head on over to the Auspect Skin Care web site to check out full size products and the rest of the range, which includes some great treatment serums, eye cream, and sunscreen. Take a trip ‘down under’ for some beautiful skin!  – Lisa

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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.

photo credit: www.kineticsnj.com

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

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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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