Be good to your skin with Eco Beauty Be Good Skin Care

I’ve adored the La Fresh line (they feature different types of portable beauty wipes for travel) for years.  The Sunscreen Wipes, Makeup Remover Wipes, and Lens & Screen Cleaning Wipes have saved me more times that I can begin to count.  So when La Fresh contacted the BIZ offering samples of their new anti-aging skin care line called Eco Beauty Be Good, I was very interested.  The concept behind this skin care line is “to make chic, effective products that are good for your skin while being conscientious about the environment.”

Eco Beauty good day. day moisturizer and good night. night cream

Eco Beauty good day. day moisturizer and good night. night cream

Hello Lip Treat

Hello Lip Treat

The Eco-Beauty Be Good packaging definitely had me at ‘Hello’.  Inside each box is an inspirational saying:

Eco Beauty:  The best is yet to come.

Eco Beauty: The best is yet to come.

Eco Beauty:  Good things are going to happen.

Eco Beauty: Good things are going to happen.

I just love this!  And since I tested a daytime moisturizer and a night moisturizer, it was a wonderfully positive way to begin and end every day.

love the messaging on the boxes and jars!

love the messaging on the boxes and jars!

Good Day. Day Moisturizer ($40) has a whole slew of ingredients that moisturize and repair skin, including peptides, hyaluronic acid, natural cucumber, aloe, antioxidant panthenol (vitamin B), and vitamins C and E.

Eco Beauty good day Day Moisturizer

Eco Beauty good day Day Moisturizer

This is what a good day looks like

This is what a good day looks like

This creamy moisturizer comes in a jar, so resist sticking fingers in to get product.  Even hands you think are squeaky clean can have lingering bacteria, and that last thing you want is to contaminate your moisturizer.  Use a little spatula of some sort to scoop out what you need.  I have been known to break the nails off a nail wheel to use as a makeshift spatula.  Good Day, Day Cream is a thick, fragrance-free moisturizer that hydrates and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  It does not have sunscreen, so you’ll want a separate product for that.  This moisturizer improves collagen production, so skin looks fresh and younger.

Good Night. Night Cream ($40) is an evening moisturizer that has great anti-aging ingredients like peptides and hyaluronic acid, along with the mega-hydration of natural shea butter and skin healing aloe.

Eco Beauty good night. Night Cream

Eco Beauty good night. Night Cream

this is what a good night looks like

this is what a good night looks like

Again, this is a jar, so don’t give into temptation and keep those fingers outta there!  Good Night, Night Cream is thicker than Good Day, Day Moisturizer.  It has no discernible fragrance.  While it has some similar ingredients as the day cream for fighting wrinkles, this provides powerful hydration that is best for combination or dry skin.  I have combination skin, so I pat this on my dry areas (cheeks and forehead) at night for powerful plumping action.

Hello. Lips Treat ($10) is a lip balm that moisturizes and plumps lips with oligopeptides, shea butter, and cocoa butter.  It also has an oil blend of sweet almond, jojoba, peppermint and cinnamon oils.  Most lips will love this, but the peppermint and cinnamon can be a skin irritant for some.

hello soft, smooth lips!

hello soft, smooth lips!

The ogliopeptides are awesome for supporting collagen production, so regular use of this lip balm can make lips more full and lush.

I love the message from La Fresh – besides using Eco-Beauty products, they recommend that you ‘exercise modestly, drink plenty of water, eat healthy meals, sleep enough hours, hug often & smile more.’  It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Other products available in the Eco-Beauty Be Good line include Good Start. Face Serum, Good Bye. Face Cleansing Wipes, and Good Times. Facial Treatment Cloth Masks. All Eco-Beauty Be Good products are free of parabens, sulfates, triclosan, dyes, PEGs, artificial fragrances and animal byproducts. Be good to your skin and the environment and take a look at Eco-Beauty Be Good!  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer review

My Beauty Bunny is a blogger who only blogs about cruelty free items. Jen from My Beauty Bunny, Phyrra, and Tashina from Logical Harmony are the three bloggers I read and trust when it comes to this category. Jen created a moisturizer with Nicki of Future Derm and named it My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer. I was sent one to test and after several months I’m ready to give you the lowdown.

beauty bunny moisturizer

MBB Moisturizer is a lightweight lotion in a bottle. The packaging is great since your fingers don’t contaminate the product when you want to use it. What makes this stand out is that it’s 100% Natural. It isn’t loaded with chemicals, it’s loaded with things like aloe vera, squalane from olives, bilberry fruit, citrus fruit extract and the list goes on (see ingredients at the end). All of these items are good for your skin.

Because this is an AHA moisturizer it’s also lightly exfoliating your skin behind the scenes. Mostly when I think of exfoliation I think of scrubs, microderm products and the like. But this has gentle exfoliating and line minimizing AHAs that are made from fruit acids. It also has ingredients like green, red and white tea which will protect your skin from premature aging. It’s a moisturizer for all ages, shapes and sizes!!

I always mention fragrance and My Beauty Bunny Cruelty-Free All-Natural AHA Moisturizer does have a fragrance. It’s a cranberry grapefruit scent that I notice upon application yet minutes later it’s not noticeable. When I use this during the day I always apply a separate sunscreen since it doesn’t have it. I often use this at night, especially if I’m seeing some breakouts starting on my skin, and I don’t need to worry about spf then.

If you are looking for a moisturizer that is Vegan, Cruelty Free,
Paraben free, sulfate free, synthetic dye free, synthetic fragrance free, petrochemical free, GMO free, and Triclosan free here’s the answer!

Happily this is on sale for $15.60 at Future Derm so take advantage of this special while you can. — Marcia

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Ingredients
Aqua, Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, squalane (olive), cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, water, bilberry fruit / leaf extract, saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract, citrus aurantium dulcis(orange) fruit extract, citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract, glycerin, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, ranberry essential oil, grapefruit essential oil (for fragrance)

Photo credits: My Beauty Bunny; Future Derm

*sent for editorial consideration

Hada Labo Tokyo’s summer gems

Hada Labo makes me happy but sad. I previously reviewed two products from Hada Labo Tokyo, Anti-Aging Hydrator and Skin Plumping Gel, and both are absolutely fab. I’ve already repurchased the Anti-Aging Hydrator since it’s made a big difference in the hydration of my skin. Today I’m going to review two more of their amazing products that were sent to Beauty Info Zone to test. So why is it that I love the products but they make me sad? Hada Labo Tokyo only makes 5 products…. that’s it. They need to expand their line so I can get in line to buy them.

Hada Labo Tokyo is the first Japanese company to bring mass market products to the US. It’s sold at Ulta, Ulta.com and drugstore.com but I’ve also found it at Walgreens. One day I went to Walgreen and stopped dead in my tracks in the doorway blocking everyone since there were banners for Hada Labo. I was so excited that I rushed to the skincare section to see for myself.

Hada Labo Protecting Day Lotion SPF18

Hada Labo Protecting Day Lotion SPF18

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Two products you should look for if you are at either of these stores or sites are Hada Labo Tokyo Protecting Day Lotion SPF 18 ($17.99) and Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser ($11.99). They come with the “Marcia of Beauty Info Zone” stamp of approval.

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

The Hydrating Facial Cleanser is especially wonderful for my skin since it contains hyaluronic acid. Now I’m fully aware that you are washing this away but I still love the fact that it includes this great ingredient. This is a foaming cleanser that starts off as a cream.

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

I’m not sure if you can see just how rich and creamy it is. Many times a foaming cleanser is loose and doesn’t help with hydration but that’s not the case with this Hydrating Facial Cleanser. You can feel it moisturizing while cleansing at the same time. It’s a deep cleanser that cuts through the grime of the day while working to clean away any impurities.

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Hada Labo Tokyo Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Lately I’ve been keeping this in the shower since the plastic tube won’t break if it falls.

Key Ingredients:

  • Hyaluronic Acid PLUS: Powerful hydrator, merges with skin providing 2 times more hydration than regular HA to effectively restore skin’s natural hydrating levels.
  • Hyaloveil-P: Adhesive Hyaluronic Acid designed to adhere to skin, keeping it moist even after rinsing. Finishes the skin with fresh feeling.
  • Safe and gentle cleansers derived from natural amino acids.
Hada Labo Tokyo

Hada Labo Tokyo

Both the Hydrating Cleanser and Protecting Day Lotion SPF18 contain what Hada Labo Tokyo calls Super Hyaluronic Acid (or Hyaluronic Acid Plus). As you can see by my blurry picture, super hyaluronic acid is an excellent hydrator and skin plumper. If it’s going to make my skin retain any youthful qualities, then I want it in buckets!

Hada Labo Tokyo Protecting Day Lotion is the other product I’m using. I love that this has no fragrance and is oil free. My skin totally changes in hot weather. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that my dry skin becomes an oily mess. I don’t always see the oil but I can feel it oozing inside me! I don’t break out often but in the summer I easily can. The fact that this moisturizer is oil free is a biggie for me. It’s non-comedogenic with a lightweight feel to it.

Hada Labo Protecting Day Lotion

Hada Labo Protecting Day Lotion

The only negative is that it has an SPF of 18. While it’s broad spectrum which is appreciated, I really wish it were a higher SPF. I’ve been wearing it on days that I wear a foundation or BB/CC Cream that has a higher number in sunscreen protection. I don’t spend a lot of time outside but I know that the sun can get to me anywhere I am.

Hada Labo Protecting Day Lotion

Hada Labo Protecting Day Lotion

This is one of the most comfortable moisturizers with sunscreen that I have which is why I reach for it so often. Plus with the Super Hyaluronic Acid addition I know my skin is being protected.

These products from Hada Labo Tokyo are ones I will keep in my rotation, even when I have more expensive ones around. I think it’s a great line in general and it’s one I’d really recommend to someone just starting out with quality skincare. Not only is it affordable but it has ingredients that help with premature aging. Plus it’s free from fragrance, parabens, dyes and mineral oils. Why not start off right and not have to correct your mistakes??

Have you become an afficionado of Hada Labo Tokyo? If not I think the time has come for you to start! — Marcia

P.S. If anyone from Hada Labo Tokyo is reading – please add more products for me!!

*received for editorial consideration

Reduce deep wrinkles with City Face Skin Remodeler

I love it when a product that was only available to dermatologists becomes available to us regular folks…it just feels special, sort of like I am getting away with something. When the BIZ was offered a previously unavailable moisturizer that purports to reduce deep wrinkles by up to 40% within 60 days, I was more than up for the challenge!

City Face

City Face Skin Remodeler ($67) from CITY Cosmetics is a medium-weight cream moisturizer with peptides that increase collagen production. The increase of collagen smooths out wrinkles and firms skin tone. It also has great antioxidants like black tea and squalane which protect the skin from free radicals, increase skin’s radiance, and help to create a youthful glow.

For a cream moisturizer, it certainly isn’t wet and sticky. It has a slight fragrance – it actually smells like Fruity Pebbles – that quickly dissipates.

City Face

City Face Skin Remodeler

City Face

inside the jar

Other ingredients include Celadrin for reducing collagen breakdown, and Vitamin C for evening out skin tone. I see a big difference in my lines and wrinkles, particularly on my neck. This is an awesome choice for the decolletage area, leaving it soft, smooth, and with fewer lines and wrinkles. Did my wrinkles see a 40% reduction in 60 days? I don’t think my results were that dramatic, but I definitely had noticeable results.

Other benefits of City Face Remodeler include being hypoallergenic and non-acnegenic, as well as cruelty-free. Now that this moisturizer isn’t just for dermalogists anymore, it is certainly worth a look! City Face Remodeler is available for $67 at CityCosmetics.com.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

City Face Remodeler ingredients:  Water, Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glucosamine HCl, Saccharomyces/Xylitum Black Tea Ferment, Glycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerin, Water, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Isohexadecane, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Squalane, Cetyl Myristate, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil, Soybean Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Algae Extract, Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglcyerin, Hexylene Glycol, SD Alcohol 40-B, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Tetrahexydecyl Ascorbate, Xanthan Gum, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Dimethicone, Menthyl Lactate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Water, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract

Got deep wrinkles? RoC has your back.

roc logoHere at the BIZ, we are very, very picky about lines we choose to be ambassadors for – and RoC is one of those lines that has passed our strict guidelines. We love this line because they not only have effective products, they are also highly committed to consumer education. Add to that excellent pricing and easy availability and we are proud to be representatives of this line.

Take a few moments to visit the RoC Academy, an e-learning program that is all about a comprehensive view of anti-aging skin care.  At RoC Academy, skin care experts debunk myths and provide the latest in skin care education.

Now let’s talk wrinkles. Not just wrinkles, but DEEP wrinkles.  RoC has several effective products that tackle these issues.

RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum swatch

RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum swatch

The Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum ($22.99) is a wonderfully silky, milky serum that makes skin feel ultra smooth. Effective ingredients include both Vitamin E, the rock star of antioxidants, as well as retinol for anti-aging. It does have a fragrance, but if that isn’t an issue for you this is a truly terrific serum that will take your skin back several years.

RoC Deep Wrinkle Day and Night Creams

RoC Deep Wrinkle Day and Night Creams

RoC Deep Wrinkle Day Cream swatch

RoC Deep Wrinkle Day Cream swatch

RoC has both a day cream and a night cream designed to tackle deep wrinkles:  Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Day Cream ($22.99) and Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream ($22.99). The Day Cream is perfect for those with normal to dry skin. Not only is this a retinol product, it also has an in-part azobenzene sunscreen for daytime sun protection. The cream is smooth and sinks in quickly, leaving a satin finish.

RoC Deep Wrinkle Night Cream swatch

RoC Deep Wrinkle Night Cream swatch

The Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream is a lightweight moisturizer with both retinol and Vitamin C. I love this for steamy summer nights because it has such a soft, creamy texture that isn’t wet and heavy. Paired with the Serum and the Day Cream, wrinkles don’t stand a chance!  RoC is also known for using packaging that ensures the stability and efficacy of the active ingredients, a major plus when it comes to serious skin care.

The next time you are in the drugstore, be sure to check out RoC Skincare. I know you will be just as impressed as we are!  - Lisa

*These products were provided as a courtesy by RoC Skincare.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

#gotitfree #ROCacademy

Deep Wrinkle Serum ingredients:  Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethyl MEA, Citric Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethicone, Nylon-12, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sclerotium Gum, Laureth-23, Hydrolyzed Wheat Gluten, Fragrance, Bisabolol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Laureth-4, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil Sunflower, Ethylparaben, Polyacrylamide, Allantoin, BHT, Disodiium EDTA, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Retinol, Ascorbic Acid, Laureth-7, Copper Gluconate, Yellow 5

Deep Wrinkle Day Cream ingredients:  Active: Avobenzone (3%), Homosalate (10%), Octocrylene (3%), Oxybenzone (5%), Other: Allantoin, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ceteth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Copper Gluconate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diethylhexyl 2,6-Naphthalate, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolyzed Soy Flour, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aspartate, Methylmethacrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, P-Anisic Acid, PEG-75 Stearate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polysorbate 20, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide, Retinol, Sodium Hydroxide, Squalane, Steareth-20, Stearyl Caprylate, Stearyl Heptanoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water, Zinc Gluconate

Deep Wrinkle Night Cream ingredients:  Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Tetrahydroxypropyl Ethylenediamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gylceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Steareth-10, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Squalane, Glycolic Acid, Fragrance, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Methylparaben, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Propylparaben, Retinol, Polysorbate 20, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Ascorbic Acid, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate.

A summer moisturizer challenge – we were up to the task!

Beauty Info Zone was asked to participate in a summer moisturizer challenge. We were offered two moisturizers and asked to test them to see which might be the best for summer. We agreed to do this but maybe slightly different than we were asked. Since Sundays are often our Side by Side reviews we decided to each review one of the moisturizers, write about them, and then leave it up to you as to which you might consider to be the best.

Marcia chose Citrus Clear Moisturizer because it is a more moisturizing product while at the same time it’s good for skin renewal. Lisa chose Shielo Moisturizer since she needs more oil control. Sit back and learn about these two companies and our unbiased opinions and decide for yourself.

CITRUS CLEAR SKIN REPAIR MOISTURIZER reviewed by Marcia

Citrus Clear Skin Repair Organic Moisturizer

Citrus Clear Skin Repair Organic Moisturizer

I had never heard of the Citrus Clear brand so I didn’t know what to expect at all. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that they are a chemical free company that uses organic citrus as their base. Citrus Clear uses a cold press extraction system to maintain the ingredients quality.

Citrus Clear

Citrus Clear

Citrus Clear’s products are actually for skin that is acne prone. I do get breakouts on my chin especially in the summer so this felt like a good fit.

I received the Skin Repair Moisturizer on an extremely hot day and it sat on my porch for a few hours. I don’t know for sure what the texture of the moisturizer should be but mine is a very loose consistency. It’s not watery but it’s definitely loose. I can smell the citrus in it but there’s another ingredient that changes the fragrance so that it’s a combination of floral and citrus. There’s a long list of ingredients that are a combination of science and organic nature. The fragrance is delightful even though it lingers for about 15-20 minutes.

Citrus Clear open - see the thinner texture

Citrus Clear open – see the thinner texture

My skin looked and felt great using this moisturizer but I felt it just wasn’t rich enough. I’m sure it’s the thin texture that caused this reaction. It’s good for the current weather of hot and muggy but I wouldn’t want to wear it once the winds began. I chose to use this at night only since there’s no sunscreen protection. It took a little while to dry down but once it did my skin felt smooth and never like I’d overloaded on moisturizer.

Citrus Clear

Citrus Clear

I can see how this would be a good moisturizer for acne prone skin since it isn’t overly rich. Since it contains a high concentration of organic aloe vera, vitamin c and essential fatty acids it helps with fine lines and wrinkles. It also has natural antibacterial properties in the moisturizer fight skin discoloration, while keeping skin moisturized. It is on sale for $22 (from $44) at the current time.

SHIELO COMPLEXION MOISTURIZER reviewed by Lisa

Shielo Complexion Moisturizer

Shielo Complexion Moisturizer

I had heard of the Shielo brand before but only knew it for their hair care. So the Complexion Moisturizer (regularly $30, currently on sale for $24) was certainly an intriguing choice, especially when I saw that it is cruelty free and vegan.

inside the jar

inside the jar

swatched

thick and creamy goodness

The major ingredients include aloe vera to help repair skin, safflower oil as both an antioxident and an emollient, and retinyl palmitate (otherwise known as Vitamin A) which is a fantastic antioxidant and treatment for wrinkles. This is a thick, creamy, snow white moisturizer. I don’t know why, but I am very partial to super white moisturizers – maybe because they look so clean and perfect. This one looks so good I almost want to grab a spoon and eat it.

I think it’s a wonderful moisturizer for summer. While it is thick, it sinks in quickly and doesn’t feel wet or heavy on the skin. It has an elegant formula that is also pH balanced so it is great for oily skin and won’t clog pores. My skin is left feeling soft, smooth, and hydrated. The Complexion Moisturizer is definitely in my summer skin care rotation!

Conclusion: Both are GREAT for the summer, but work in different ways. The Shielo Moisturizer is better at leveling the complexion and controlling oil, while the Citrus Clear Moisturizer is more moistening and for skin renewal. Reading these reviews, which is the one you think you’d pick for yourself?

*sent for comparison and editorial consideration

INGREDIENT LISTS

CITRUS CLEAR: Ingredients: Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Organic Sunflower, Cocamide MIPA(Sunflower), Glyceryl Stearate, Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Organic Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Matrixyl 3000, Palmitoyl Triepeptide-3, Hyaluronic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Organic Jojoba, Vitamin C, MSM, Vanilla Extract, Orange, Noni, Raspberry Seed, Tamanu Oil, Organic Borage Oil, Organic Flax Seed, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Oregon Grape, Organic Rose Hip, Vitamin B5, Organic Arnica, Organic Lavender, Organic Calendula, Organic Chamomile, Grapeseed, Macadamia Nut, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

SHIELO – follow link please

Put some space on your face with Kiehls

Check out this really cool social media contest – Kiehl’s ‘Put Some Space On Your Face’ gives you (well, actually your face!) an opportunity to travel with them to space.  The giveaway is in celebration of the new Kiehl’s Oil Eliminator line.  They sent its ‘hero’ product (24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer For Men) into space. For real. The product was on a custom rig that was sent 20 miles above the surface of the earth.

Kiehls SpaceFace

You can see the video at www.kiehlsinspace.com and can also enter the giveaway there.  Just take a photo of yourself in mid-air then hashtag it #SpaceFace.  Random winners will win their face a trip to space via a 3D custom astronaut figurine with their face on it.  That figurine is attached to a shuttle and sent into the stratosphere.  After the figurines land, the winners are sent their personalized, space traveling action figures.

What is this new line that has inspired the space travel?  The OIL ELIMINATOR FOR MEN, brand new this month.  There are three products that tackle men’s oily skin, mattifying and reducing the appearance of pores.

Kiehls Oil Eliminator

So why the space travel?  It’s all in the ingredients.

Oil Eliminator uses Aerolite, an advanced material based on the science of aerogel, which has been used in space exploration (for example, as an insulating material on Mars Exploration Rover in 1997). Aerolite is the lightest solid material on Earth because it is composed of up to 99.98% air by volume, helping to provide a weightless feel on the skin. The substance is likened to a gel from which the liquid portion has been removed without causing the material to shrink in size or collapse. Due to its highly porous structure and large surface area, it is able to absorb FOUR TIMES its own weight in oil, providing efficient sebum absorption capabilities. Oil Eliminator 24-hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer, with Aerolite technology, helps reduce pore visibility and imperfections.

In general, men have different skin issues than women.  A man has more sebum-producing sebaceous glands, so they have more oil production and larger pores.  Plus they sweat more, which means every more shine and oily residue on their faces.  Kiehl’s three new products containing Aerolite address these concerns.

close up of the Deep Cleansing

close up of the Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash

The Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash ($20) is a soap-free and sulfate-free cleanser.  It has crushed Apricot Seeds to help exfoliate, which also decreases the appearance of pores.  It doesn’t dry out the skin, and it does a terrific job of smoothing skin texture and getting rid of shine.

The Refreshing Shine Control Toner ($20) is a cooling spray that tones and also decreases the appearance of sweat and oil.  The Capryloyl Glycine dries up the bad stuff, but doesn’t dry out skin.

Moisuturizer swatch

24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisuturizer swatch

The 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer for Men ($27) is a lightweight moisturizer with Aerolite to absorb oil and sweat.  The result is a shine-free appearance and soft, hydrated skin. It also has Totara Wood Extract to diminish the appearance of pores.

My 21-year-old son, who has sensitive, oily, breakout prone skin, thinks this line is the bomb.  He gets the best results using the Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash in the shower, then toning with the Refreshing Shine Control Toner, and following with the 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer for Men.

My son defying gravity!

My son defying gravity!

This is a terrific line for men so be sure to take a look.  And don’t forget to put some space on your face!  Snap that photo then hashtag it #SpaceFace on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.  - Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration