Summer days and Burt’s Bees

Summer beauty essentials from Burt's Bees
Two beauty products that are summer essentials? SPF and cleansing wipes. Burt’s Bees recently sent me two great options to test that are easy on the pocketbook and great for the remainder of the season.

Burt's Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion

Burt’s Bees Renewal Firming Day Lotion with SPF 30 ($20) is a nice, lightweight daytime moisturizer that does double duty as broad spectrum sun protection. It does have a fragrance, sort of a mix of apple and hibiscus, the two featured ingredients. This lotion firms skin, improves texture, and fights fine lines and wrinkles.

Burt’s Bees did clinical tests, and their results are impressive:

Immediately, skin appears smoother and hydrated
• After 4 weeks, 87% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles
• After 8 weeks, 96% of women saw a reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles and improved skin texture

Clinically shown to reduce look of deep wrinkles and help improve firmness

The hibiscus is an anti-aging ingredient, while the apple is for hydration. Add in the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and there is everything needed for a summer moisturizer.

Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Wipes

Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Wipes

I am kind of addicted to facial wipes…the older I get, the more germaphobic I get, and facial wipes don’t just remove makeup a the end of the day. They clean hands, wipe away dirt, and make short work of sweaty brows. I love Burt’s Bees Cucumber & Sage Facial Cleansing Wipes ($6), a fantastic and affordable drugstore find.

Removes dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing
• Cleanses and tones in one step
• Formulated with Cucumber and Sage Extracts
• FSC Certified cloth

The cucumber and sage make these wipes smell fresh and clean and the cucumber is especially soothing. They don’t leave a sticky residue so they are perfect for your car, your office, or your beach bag.

You can find Burt’s Bees at your local drugstore. Be sure to pick these up while you are enjoying the last hazy days of summer!  – Lisa

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Thank you Aveeno for fragrance free products

As an Aveeno ambassador I’m lucky enough to receive products from them for testing. The list of what I love from Aveeno is long and it’s just gotten a lot longer. Aveeno is used by everyone in my extended family but I’ve hidden two products from them and don’t want to share. ULTRA-CALMING NOURISHING NIGHT CREAM is one I know my husband won’t steal from me but DAILY MOISTURIZING LOTION SHEER HYDRATION in this fragrance free version is one he would. But they are mine!!!

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

I have been using the Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream with great success. It’s one of the softest, smoothest moisturizers I’ve ever used. It totally melts into my skin like magic. When I scoop some out I want to slather my entire face and neck with it because it’s like applying silk.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream

But silk doesn’t have the great ingredients that this night cream has. Aveeno is known for using ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat and Calming Feverfew® since they are two natural ingredients that are clinically proven for sensitive skin. You may not think you have sensitive skin but if you have irritation and redness then it’s more sensitive than you realize. The ACTIVE NATURALS® Oat and Calming Feverfew® nourish your skin leaving it smoother and more hydrated.

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

Aveeno Ultra Calming Nourishing Night Cream

At $14.99 this is one of my very favorite Aveeno products and one that will remain in my arsenal – hidden if need be!!

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

My body needs hydration, especially after playing outside with my little ones and that’s where Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration comes in. This fragrance free lotion is another newer product from Aveeno ($6.99-9.99). When this was sent I was in heaven, fragrance free heaven. I’ve been using their original Daily Moisturizing Lotion but just on my torso. I needed something to keep in my downstairs bathroom to help moisturize during the day and Aveeno must have read my mind. When this arrived it came with a small packet of tissues to do a hand test. They wanted to prove how quickly it absorbs. I applied it and instantly used one of the tissues and no particles stuck to my hands.

take the tissue test with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration

take the tissue test with Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion Sheer Hydration

My hands feel moisturized and stay that way. While Aveeno says it moisturizes for 24 hours, I wash my hands dozens of times a day so I like to apply it often. If I apply it before bed that’s when I see the long lasting effect. Since there’s no fragrance it doesn’t interfere with anything I’ve used day or night.

I’m so happy with this line of new products from Aveeno. I hope they add to it with more fragrance free products since these two prove that they can use all of their best ingredients like their soothing oatmeal formula and feverfew and still have excellent results. Thank you Aveeno for making me so happy.– Marcia

*sent from Aveeno

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Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen – add it to your shopping list

Kiehl's Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

It’s August and about now your sunscreen is either running low or getting very tired. We’re never going to tell you not to use sunscreen since we believe in it firmly. And when a sunscreen can do more than protect you from the sun’s harmful rays then you need it even more. Kiehl’s sent along their Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF30 and it’s a joy to use. I’m not an outdoors person but that doesn’t mean I’m not in the sun daily. Between my husband’s new convertible and two little ones who’d rather be outside running I’ve got to have good protection. I used to burn so badly that I’d blister but I’ve learned to protect myself from that.

Kiehl's Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen

Kiehl’s Super Muti-Corrective Cream Sunscreen does everything for me. It’s considered to be a 5-in-1 product.

  • Lifts, smoothes, sculpts, moisturizes and retexturizes skin
  • SPF 30 Broad Spectrum UB Protection helps protect skin from early signs of aging caused by the sun
  • Paraben Free, Safe for sensitive skin
Kiehl's Super Multi-Corrective Cream

Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream

The Super Multi-Corrective Cream can be used night and day. Most people don’t want a sunscreen at night but it certainly doesn’t hurt. Kiehl’s does make this without the addition of sunscreen though so that’s an option too. It’s especially nice to use this on your neck to moisturize.

This cream contains two great ingredients: JASMONIC ACID which is inspired by “signal molecules” secreted by plants that begins a self-repair process – Corrects wrinkles and fine lines, loss of suppleness and elasticity. And BEECH TREE EXTRACT “Sugar extracted from Beech Tree which helps improve skins overall firmness”.  And we can’t forget the sunscreen ingredients used:

Kiehl's Super Corrective Mutli-Corrective Cream sunscreen ingredients

Kiehl’s Super Corrective Mutli-Corrective Cream sunscreen ingredients

When I first opened this I noticed a fragrance to it but upon use there is none. With ingredients like jasmine flower extract I was a little worried, but this is an easy to use moisturizer. I know that some of you are reading this and saying “but why a jar?”. Many people are worried about contamination but I keep small plastic spatulas in a plastic bag nearby and wash them off after each use. This is a thick cream but it absorbs pretty quickly. I do let it sit before applying anything else to make sure that all is absorbed.

kiehls super sunscreen

You can’t go wrong with Kiehl’s products and this is definitely one of their Super Stars.– Marcia

 

Kiehl’s is sold on their website but also at great stores like Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks and many more. Follow Kiehl’s on Twitter @kiehls #Kiehls  Pinterest  Instagram and Facebook

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Smell good and look good with CITRUS CLEAR facial products – and enter the giveaway

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I’ve learned a lot by blogging and one of the things I’ve learned is not to be so wary of products that are fragranced. I have my preferences of course but I think we all do. When Citrus Clear offered to send some products our way and included a giveaway I was game for it. Citrus smells are just fine with me. Give me lemon, grapefruit, lime, orange, or tangerine and I’m a happy tester.

Citrus Clear moisturizer, cleanser, tingle mask, acne spot treatment, and pore & blackhead extracting mask

Citrus Clear moisturizer, cleanser, tingle mask, acne spot treatment, and pore & blackhead extracting mask

There are many enticing things I learned about Citrus Clear before I even got to testing the products.

– Our Oregon production facility is powered using 100% renewable wind energy.

– We are an evolving company that will continue to focus on ensuring our products are naturally based, eco-friendly, and, sustainable.

– Our products are the perfect mix of modern science and holistic treatments – organic and chemical free products that work.

– We use the most natural form of extraction, called cold pressed.

– FDA Registered
Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) certified
No Animal Testing
Quality Control Checkpoints
Shelf Life Testing
Antimicrobial Testing
Sustainable Practices & Materials

Citrus Clear Sensitive Wash in Natural Tahitian Lime

Citrus Clear Sensitive Wash in Natural Tahitian Lime

Now onto the products and what they are like. SENSITIVE FACE WASH ($28.99)  in Natural Tahitian Lime: This has been formulated for sensitive skin and is hypoallergenic. It contains amino acids and vitamin C. It has the most luscious and true lime scent to it which makes sense because it’s formulated with only natural and chemical free ingredients. The 8 oz. pump will last for a long time with its gentle lather. This removes excess oil so it’s especially good for those with oily to normal skin.

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit

The Sensitive Moisturizer in Pink Grapefruit makes me want to just open it and smell. It has a slight tartness to its yummy grapefruit fragrance. It isn’t overwhelming at all, I notice the fragrance when I first apply it but it doesn’t linger. The Sensitive Moisturizer (on sale now from $24.99 to $14.99) is very gentle and feels quite comfortable on my skin. It doesn’t have sunscreen but it’s a great base for your spf product. It doesn’t ball up under makeup which is important especially in the summer.  If I had a teen daughter I’d be letting her borrow it for sure.

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

Citrus Clear Tangerine Tingle

TANGERINE TINGLE FACE SCRUB ($18.99) is probably my favorite of the products. You open it to a jiggly mixture that has this tantalizing tangerine fragrance. The reason it’s called a ‘tingle’ is that it really does tingle when you apply it. It’s the product working to clean out your pores and exfoliate your skin. Using it as a cleanser means you just apply it over damp skin and massage it on to exfoliate then rinse off. Using it as a mask you leave it on for about 2-4 minutes before rinsing. So depending on the amount of time you have, you can decide how to use it.

Tangerine Tingle

Tangerine Tingle

Tangerine Tingle contains glycolic acid to exfoliate and help keep pores clean; it also contains lemon oil which helps brighten your complexion. The website says that your face can get slightly red for a few minutes after, while I didn’t find that I think you should start with it as a wash and make sure you don’t have a reaction before working up to a mask.

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

The PORE & BLACKHEAD EXTRACTING MASK ($24.99) has the opposite texture of the Tangerine Tingle. This is very firm and truly mask like. This mask contains citrus but the natural clay and herbs seem to overtake and the mask smells sweet but not citrusy to me. You can apply it to either dry or damp skin and then leave it on for 4-8 minutes. It dries hard but doesn’t crack on my face. What I like about this is the ability to deep clean my pores. I don’t have breakouts but I think this would be great if you did since it’s such a deep cleansing tool. I like to wash it off with a washcloth and then follow up with the Sensitive Wash.

Citrus Clear Acne Spot Treatment

Citrus Clear Acne Spot Treatment

CITRUS CLEAR GRAPEFRUIT ACNE SPOT TREATMENT ($12.99) is what you can win. This treatment can be used up to 5 times a day if you have a breakout. It contains salicylic acid which helps treat your existing spot but it can also be used to control oily skin and prevent future breakouts. According to Citrus Clear it helps prevent the formation of blackheads. The ingredients are wonderful containing naturally derived grapefruit extract and vitamin C. The size of the tube makes it convenient to carry with you if you need it during the day.

Even after all this information there is more! Citrus Clear is paraben free, doesn’t contain pthalates, petrochemicals, sulfates, mineral oils, synthetic fragrance or dyes. They are a cruelty free company and contain no animal by-products. I think you can tell that this line was a lot going for it. — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Citrus Clear and Beauty Info Zone are giving away two Grapefruit Acne Spot Treatments. It is open to US and Canada through 8/4/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close please email your comment to  beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Citrus Clear. Then you can continue on with the other options.

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INGREDIENT LISTS

SENSITIVE WASH (TAHITIAN LIME) Ingredients: Organic Citrus Herbals, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, MSM, Lavender Hydrosol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Cocamide MIPA, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Olive Oil, Vitamin C, Tahitian Lime Fragrance, Wildcrafted Willow Bark, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Orange Hydrosol, Citrus Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Grapefruit Seed, Organic Rosehip Oil, Borage Oil, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Calendula, Burdock Root, Red Clover, Rosemary, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

SENSITIVE MOISTURIZER (PINK GRAPEFRUIT)  Ingredients: Organic Aloe Vera, Palm Oil, Silk Protein Amino Acid Blend, Glycine, L-Alanine, L-Serine, L-Valine, L-Proline, L-threonine, L-Isoleucine, L-Histidine, L-Phenylalanine), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Organic Safflower Oil, MSM, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter, Vitamin B5, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Citric Acid.

TANGERINE TINGLE Ingredients: Organic Citrus Herbals, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Olive Seed, Tangerine Essential Oil, Pink Grapefruit Essential Oil, MSM, Jojoba Beads, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Vitamin C, Organic Rhubarb, Organic Blueberry, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Peppermint Essential Oil, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

PORE & BLACKHEAD EXTRACTING MASK  Ingredients: Organic Citrus Infusion, Organic Aloe Vera, Kaolin clay, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Cellulose Gum, Purified Smectite Clay, Vanilla, Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Wildcrafted Lemon Balm Extract, Orange Hydrosol, Lemon Essential Oil, Citrus Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Spirulina, Sea Kelp, Grapeseed Oil.

GRAPEFRUIT ACNE SPOT TREATMENT Ingredients: Organic Herbs, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Green Tea & Lime, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit Seed Extract), Citrus Aurantium (Orange Hydrosol), Citrus Limon (Lemon Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime Essential Oil), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Essential Oil), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Peel Extract), Wildcrafted Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea Extract), Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Salicylic Acid), Colloidal Silver, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove Essential Oil), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream and DMAE Firming Fluid

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It’s no secret that the Beauty Info Zone ladies love Reviva Labs products. We are always thrilled to receive these for review and to buy more on our own. This reasonably priced skin care line hits all the right buttons. The company was started over 40 years ago and sold in skin care salons and health food stores worldwide. They are proud (as they should be) that their products are not only effective but also cruelty free. With two products that we’ve been testing, here’s our Side by Side Review.

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid and Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid and Nourishing Cream

MARCIA AND REVIVA LABS DMAE FIRMING FLUID

I’ve been using both of the products we’re reviewing today since they work so well together. DMAE is a thin serum so I start with this over my entire face and neck. It contains a higher potency of DMAE Concentrate which helps to firm and tone skin. I’m sure almost everyone reading this would love to help firm skin.

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

DMAE FIRMING FLUID ($19) contains 5% DMAE compared to the normal 1/2%- 1% in most creams and serums. Rather than try to paraphrase perfection, here’s what Reviva Labs tells us about DMAE: Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) is often called “facelift in a jar” by skin care specialists, because it helps firm and tighten the skin. With regular use DMAE will give skin a more defined, youthful appearance.
DMAE, a component of cell membranes, is also one of the substances used by the body to make the neurotransmitter molecule acetylcholine. DMAE’s firming effects are believed to involve the signaling of acetylcholine in the skin.

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

Reviva Labs DMAE Firming Fluid

This Firming Fluid is a great first step before the Nourishing Cream. It isn’t sticky, it sinks into my skin within a minute and then I apply Nourishing Cream over it. If you want firming and more youthful skin along with the compliments that you’ll receive on your skin tone, then here’s where you should start.

LISA AND REVIVA LABS NOURISHING CREAM

Do you want plump, smooth skin with less wrinkles? Then you want the Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream ($25). I love many Reviva products, but this is my all time favorite. The ingredient list is simply outstanding with 10 EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) oils. Here are the ten reasons you want this amazing moisturizer for your face, neck, and hands.

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

1.  Sunflower Oil is one of the best cosmetic ingredients out there since it has no fragrance and is a fantastic emollient and inflammation reducer.

2.  Flaxseed Oil is another star ingredient – it’s an antioxidant, emollient, and it has linoleic acid, which is excellent for skin repair.

3.  Borage Oil is another non-fragrant ingredient with linoleic acid, and is a fabulous antioxidant, emollient, and inflammation reducer.

4.  Rosehip Oil is a very emollient oil with antioxidant properties.

5.  Hemp Seed Oil is a fatty acid known for excellent emollient properties.

6.  Avocado Oil is a non-fragrant plant oil that is, you guessed it, a terrific emollient and antioxidant. Are you sensing a trend here??

7.  Wheat Germ Oil is a non-fragrant emollient oil that skin loves.

8.  Black Currant Seed Oil is one of the best antioxidant anti-inflammatories. It’s an awesome emollient for skin.

9.  Olive Oil is an emollient that contains squalene, which you may have also heard of. It also has linoleic acid and is a great antioxidant.

10.  Sesame Oil is yet another excellent emollient.

Inside Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Inside Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

With ten different oils, an understandable assumption is that this must be one heavy, pore-clogging cream. Much to my delight, all of these oils are combined into a truly elegant formula – a light cream so beautiful I could almost eat it with a spoon.

EFA’s (also known as Omega-3 and Omega-6) come from plants and they restore the skin to a youthful appearance. What does youthful skin look like? Full, plump, and smooth. If I could fill a bathtub with Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream and soak my whole body in it, I would. However, I am settling for smoothing it onto my face, neck and hands. You should too!!

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Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil – I’m mad about this!

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

I know exactly what attracted me to MAD HIPPIE ANTIOXIDANT FACIAL OIL. It’s the name. I love the name of this line. My dad was a “Mad Man” and we lived and breathed advertisements, commercials and PR in our house. We didn’t watch the TV shows as much as we watched and discussed the commercials on TV. I know my dad would be as impressed with Mad Hippie as I am.

When Mad Hippie offered to send one of their products I had a hard time deciding which to try but I’m in my oil phase of life and enjoying what they are doing for my skin. I’m so glad that this is what I chose because it’s a wonderful facial oil.

What makes this line unique, aside from its creative name and packaging, is that everything about the line is all-natural yet it has active ingredients that are fabulous for treating signs of aging (meaning what I live with), sun damage and environmental damage.

I’ve been using Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil as my night time moisturizer and my skin is lapping it up and thanking me. I’m probably using more than I need but I love the ingredients and want my skin to enjoy them too. I’m sure I could use this in the daytime with a lighter touch but at night I don’t have to worry about SPF or how something works with my foundation.

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil has the best ingredients. (information from MadHippie.com)

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil ingredients

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil ingredients

“Argan Oil – Providing instant, non-comedogenic hydration to the skin while naturally occurring triterpenoids work to heal scar tissue, reduce inflammation & protect the skin.  Containing over 80% essential fatty acids, as well as naturally occurring vitamin E, this exotic oil works to moisturize & revitalize the skin.

Sea Buckthorn Berry – This berry native to the Tibetan Himalayas, is rich in vitamins A, B, C, D, E, K, P, carotenoids, flavonoids, phenols, folic acid & fatty acids. In fact, the buckthorn berry is the only plant in the world to contain omega 3, 6, 7 & 9 all together.

Blueberry Extract – This superfruit is rich in antioxidants including vitamins A & C that protect the skin by neutralizing aging free radicals.  Blueberries have been shown to reduce the rigidity of capillary walls underneath the skin, promoting circulation & aiding in the reduction of redness & flushing.

Pomegranate Oil – Potent antioxidant that is a high source of ellagic acid, a polyphenol that has been shown to inhibit the growth of skin cancer.  Believed to also mediate the effects of ultraviolet rays & skin discoloration.

Camu Camu Berry – Amazonian berry with 30x the vitamin C of an orange.

Broccoli Extract – A recent study at John Hopkins found that broccoli extract applied topically reduced UV induced redness & inflammation by an average of 37%.  This is thought to be a result of the sulforaphane found in broccoli.

Raspberry Seed Extract – High in antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin A, and omega fatty acids 3 & 6, raspberry seed extract is also know for its anti-inflammatory and anti-septic qualities.  High in ellagic acid, a natural polyphenol, raspberry seed extract provides UV protective benefits, while protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.

Strawberry Extract – Another antioxidant-rich berry, Strawberry extract has been shown to have UV protective effects on the skin.

Goji Berry – Containing 18 vital amino acids, zinc, selenium, phosphorus and vitamins B1, B2, B6, C & E, goji berries provide the skin with essential nutrients and antioxidants. In fact, the superfruit contains more beta carotene than carrots, and even more iron than spinach.

Hemp Seed Extract -  Rich in omegas 3, 6 & 9, as well as antioxidants, hemp seed oil provides the skin with instant moisturizing and protective benefits.

Grape Seed Extract – One of nature’s most potent antioxidants, shown to inhibit UV generated skin damage and protect skin from free radicals.

Sunflower Seed Oil -  Rich in vitamins A, D & E, as well as essential fatty acids, sunflower seed oil has natural moisturizing and anti-inflammatory effects on the skin.”

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

Mad Hippie Antioxidant Facial Oil

The Antioxidant Facial Oil comes in a glass jar with a dropper. Now I’m the biggest klutz in the world and when I use this I pray I don’t drop it. I’ve broken way too many items lately. I’m sure though that it’s the freshest and most sanitary way to keep this oil so I’ll forgive them for the packaging. Or maybe they should forgive me for being a klutz.

Mad Hippie

Mad Hippie

This is preservative free and a very natural way to moisturize. The facial oil has a very mellow light citrus scent that’s a pleasure to smell as I’m applying it. I love the feel of this on my face at night and I love what it’s working at doing for my skin while I sleep. At $24.99 for the bottle I think the price is right on (as the mad hippies would say). You can find this for sale at the Mad Hippie website as well as on Amazon, VitaCost (20% off). some Whole Food markets, iHerb.com and more.

In the cold months I think I’ll add some into my moisturizer or use it under my moisturizer but for now it’s just me and the Mad Hippie and we’re a happy couple.

What Mad Hippie items have you used? I’d love to explore more of the line. — Marcia

Follow Mad Hippie at https://twitter.com/mad___hippie #mad__hippie and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mad-Hippie-Skin-Care-Products/235316174370?fref=ts

Mad Hippie is a natural, cruelty free line that is also vegan.

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Tammy Fender Antioxidant Crème Neroli & Orange

Tammy Fender

Tammy Fender

I love the Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care line for many reasons. This organic line is based on holistic medicine, and every product is meant to energically heal your well-being physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Her products are all housed in amber glass, which preserves freshness and the efficacy of the products. She also uses a food grade preservation system, which means you want to use the products within 90 days of opening.

Just take a look at all the goodness inside every product:

  • 100% Botanical – living formulations created from the energy of the Earth
  • Certified Organic herbal infusions
  • Certified Organic plant oils, beneficial vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids
  • Natural food supplements – offering complete support & nourishment to the skin
  • Therapeutic grade pure essential oils – the life force of the plant or flower
  • Energetically balanced formulations to assist optimal health and vitality of the skin
  • High concentrations of naturally active ingredients
  • Synergistically blended formulations to promote health & healing of the skin
  • Products that are cruelty-free and never tested on animals
  • Glass packaging that is 100% recyclable
  • Ingredients that are sustainably harvested from the wild or grown in ways that yield the best crop with the least environmental harmTammy Fender Neroli and Orange Antioxidant Creme

Tammy Fender sent the Antioxidant Crème Neroli & Orange ($95) to test. It’s a thick, creamy unscented moisturizer. I love this at night on my face and neck. It moisturizes beautifully and heals stressed skin. Neroli is particularly good for healing scar tissue, while the sweet orange has vitamin C that keeps skin healthy, prevents blemishes, and assists collagen production.Tammy Fender Antioxidant Creme Orange and NeroliTammy Fender Orange and Neroli Moisturizer

There are other ingredients that make this such a wonderful skin healing moisturizer, including lavender flowers and carrot seed. Since this is in a jar, just be sure to use a small spatula to scoop out the moisturizer and not your fingers.

Antioxidant Crème Neroli & Orange is a terrific option for even the most sensitive skin. I love this moisturizer and I know you will too.  – Lisa

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Ingredients

Aqueous Extracts Of Lavender (Lavendula Angustifloria),*Hibiscus Sabdariffa, FoTi (Polygonum Multiflorum), Algae (Laminaria Digitata), Grape (Vitis Vinefira) Seed Extract, *Avocado (Persea gratissima) Oil, *Rose (Rosa Canina) Hip Seed Oil, Ben Alkpoly Glucoside (and) Polyglyceryl (Plant Souce), *Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, *Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Shea Butter, *Orange Peel Wax Complex, *Sunflower Seed Seed Oil, Carrot Sativa Seed Extract, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Essential Oils of Neroli Bigarde, Sweet Orange, Dehydroacetic Acid and Benzyl Alcohol (Natural Preservative System), Oleoresin (Rosemary)
*Certified Organic