Enter today to win a Nayelle Probiotic Skincare Set!

Enter to win the Nayelle Probiotic Skin Care Set!Winter is the perfect time to gift yourself a brand new skin care regimen and Nayelle Probiotic Skincare is a wonderful choice. Read on for the low down on this fantastic line, as well as a chance to win a complete Rejuvenating Regime – a $237 value with a Free Mask included – for yourself!            samples, affiliate links

Native Americans had a tradition of naming their first-born baby girls ‘Nayelle’, which means ‘I love you’. The creators of Nayelle Probiotic Skincare felt this was a perfect name for their first-born skin care regime, which was created from nature with love. Nayelle Probiotic Skincare is a natural, organic, and scientifically proven skin care line.

NayelleThey feature four key ingredients that help rejuvenate skin:

  1. Environmentally harvested Glacial Clay with over 60 minerals and vitamins
  2. Goat Milk Kefir with vitamins, peptides, antioxidants, essential fatty 3-6-9 acids, organic acids and minerals
  3. Sea Kelp which helps firm skin and promotes collagen and elastin
  4. Snow Mushroom, the highest source of vitamin D on earth – with 3 times the hydrating capacity of hyaluronic acid.  use all 100% bio-active natural, organic ingredients, formulated with Probiotic ‘fermentation’ technology.

All of these awesome ingredients do wonderful things for skin, like:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce inflammation, redness using powerful antioxidant activity
  • Boost collagen and elastin
  • Detoxify stressed, acne-prone skin
  • Reset and balance the pH of your skin
  • Intensely rehydrate skin for a softer, resilient texture

The Rejuvenating Regime has a cleanser, facial mask, night moisturizer, and day moisturizer.

Nayelle Glacial CleanserCLEANSE Glacial Cleanser is a thick cleanser with tiny scrubbies for exfoliation. At first I didn’t think I could use my Foreo Luna with this but the scrubbies are so fine that it works great. The scrubbies are tiny bits of bamboo and the cleanser includes glacial oceanic clay. This not only cleans skin it also improves blood circulation and helps regenerate skin.

Nayelle PURIFY Glacial Oceanic Clay MaskPURIFY Glacial Oceanic Clay Mask is a lovely clay mask that deep cleans while also hydrating skin. It’s a great exfoliator and once a week use removes toxins and purifies skin. The clay attracts impurities, which become bound to the mask and are washed right down the sink when the mask is removed. While it’s a strong mask, it isn’t drying and doesn’t sting like a lot of clay masks.

  • Detoxifies environmental impurities
  • Restores the skin’s pH balance
  • Restore damaged skin cells
  • Hydrates, tightens and tones your skin.

I use this once a week or if I get a blemish I use it at night as a spot treatment.

Nayelle Rejuvenate

Nayelle Rejuvenate

For night-time hydration, the REJUVENATE Anti-Aging Night Cream is a beautiful fusion of those four key ingredients that Nayelle is based upon: probiotic goat milk peptides, fermented sea kelp, snow mushroom & glacial oceanic clay. Combined together, this medley of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, proteins, and fatty acids is a powerhouse of goodness for your skin. It works at a cellular level to boost collagen and elastin while tackling wrinkles. It’s a beautiful, light cream that soaks in quickly and has no detectable scent. It leaves my skin super soft and healthy looking without any heaviness at all. Remember to always include your neck and chest when moisturizing!

Nayelle HydrateFor daytime moisturizing HYDRATE is a light cream that is chock full of Snow Mushroom, a very interesting ingredient that is three times more hydrating than hyaluronic acid. This moisturizer has fifty times more hydrating capacity than the typical day moisturizer, so you can bet it gives you glowy, youthful skin. I love this moisturizer…it plumps up my skin yet doesn’t leave it wet feeling and it doesn’t interfere with my makeup at all.

Your face and neck will LOVE you for using the unique and effective  Nayelle Probiotic Skincare ! Enter today to win the Rejuvenating Regime for yourself, just in time for the holidays.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This awesome giveaway runs through 12/22/16 which means you could be on your way to beautifully smooth skin before the New Year! Be sure you are an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment. If the Rafflecopter gets cranky and won’t let you comment, just shoot us an email with your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it NAYELLE.  Wishing you the best of luck!! —  Lisa

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CLEANSE FEATURED INGREDIENTS:

Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Bambusa Arundinacea (Bamboo) Stem Extract, Sea Silt, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lauryl Glucoside, Stearyl Citrate, Dehydro Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

PURIFY FACIAL MASK FEATURED INGREDIENTS:

Sea Silt (Glacial Oceanic Clay), Propanediol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

REJUVENATE FEATURED INGREDIENTS:

Aqua, Lactobacillus Milk Ferment Filtrate, Sea Silt Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Lactobacillus/ Nereocystis Leutkeana Ferment Filtrate, Coco Caprylate Caprate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Potassium Distearate, Glyceryl Distearate, Glucose, Tremella Fuciformis (Tremella Mushroom) Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder, Lactic Acid, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase, Potassium Citrate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

HYDRATE FEATURED INGREDIENTS:

Sea Silt Extract, Aqua, Lactobacillus/ Nereocystis Leutkeana Ferment Filtrate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Propanediol, Lactobacillus Milk Ferment Filtrate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate, Potassium Distearate, Glyceryl Distearate, Glucose, Tremella Fuciformis (Tremella Mushroom) Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder, Lactic Acid, Lactoperoxidase, Glucose Oxidase, Potassium Citrate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil

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Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

pur-cosmetics-miracle-mist-hydrate-and-setFive years ago I would have never thought a moisturizing makeup setting spray would have a place on my vanity. My skin was very oily and I used the driest possible foundations to counteract my constantly shiny nose and chin. But my skin is very different now so products like Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist ($19.00) are saviors, especially with dry winter indoor heat.

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Miracle Mist is a hydrating spray that also helps set makeup. It has over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to pamper your skin. I find that I prefer it for setting mineral makeup over any other type of makeup – it’s pretty impressive for giving a polished appearance, giving mineral foundation and eyeshadow a fresh appearance and extending wear time.

Benefits:

  • Contains over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids
  • Instantly infuses the skin with vital moisture
  • Soothes and refreshes dry skin and hair with fulvic acid
  • Locks down mineral makeup for all-day perfection

I recently had the flu and one of the not-so-lovely side effects was super dry skin to the point of actually peeling. Miracle Mist was a skin saver for me. Even when I wasn’t wearing any makeup I misted this on every couple of hours which helped my skin heal more quickly.

If you have extremely dry skin this is a great product. It’s also very helpful for those times when powder makeup looks a little too powdery. I wouldn’t say that it’s the best primer and I think there are other makeup extending mists that are better suited for that task.  However, if you need lots of hydration and love mineral makeup, Miracle Mist is effective, refreshing, and convenient to use. Click here to get 10% off sitewide with code AM10OFF at Purcosmetics.com. Offer expires December 31, 2017.  – Lisa

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Ingredients:  Fulvic Acid, Purified Water (Aqua), Aromatic Oils (Parfum), (Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil.

Clear up skin congestion with our derma*e® giveaway!

fall-season-brings-congested-skinThe change of seasons means confused skin that makes too much oil and gets congested from a build up of dead skin. Keeping clear, glowing skin requires preventative measures, and we have an awesome giveaway for exactly what you need to stay on top of skin care woes. Prevent those disasters with Purifying products from derma*e®, a fabulous eco-ethical company that is completely committed to your health, well-being, and the environment.                    samples

derma*e® giveaway!We have five of our favorite derma*e® products in this giveaway:

  1. Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50)
  2. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50)
  3. Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50)
  4. Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50)
  5. Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50)

The key to creating skin that gets the most from skin care products is exfoliation. derma*e® has some of the best exfoliating products out there.

DermaE Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

As a deep clean once a week, the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50) detoxes skin in two ways:

(1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries

(2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin, concentrating on areas that have a tendency to be problematic. For me, that means nose and chin. It only takes about five minutes for it to dry, then using wet fingertips massage the mask in small circles. This ‘supersizes’ the exfoliation and really cleans out those pores. Rinse off with warm water or a damp washcloth. This treatment mask has many of the same powerful ingredients as the Purifying Gel Cleanser, so it’s the perfect complimentary deep clean.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

The Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50) is a facial exfoliant paste that is gentle but very effective. It has a great ingredient list, starting with the charcoal that absorbs impurities so they can be washed away. The scrubbing power comes from Apricot Seed Powder that sloughs off any dead cells, dirt, and oil. The aloe keeps skin super soft and moist. Like all the Purifying products, it also has the Kimarine® and bladderwrack mentioned earlier. Because the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub doesn’t have a whole slew of complicated ingredients, this gentle scrub is safe for even very sensitive skin. I think it’s a fantastic way to keep skin glowing and ready for serum and moisturizer.

DermaE Purifying Gel Cleanser

I am a huge fan of derma*e’s® Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50) because it exfoliates so gently. Even though it’s an exfoliating cleanser, I can use my Luna cleansing brush without fear of being too rough on my skin and I think it would be perfect to use with a Clarisonic. I have been working out like crazy for the last six months and this is my favorite choice for washing my face when I get home because it is perfect for removing sweat, toxins, and bacteria.

This cleanser is pH balanced and has no fragrance or sulfates. Ingredients include these minerals and natural toxin fighters:

Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals).

Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.

Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps thoroughly remove toxins from the skin’s surface.

Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense, and a base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. 

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

Once you have exfoliated and cleansed your skin, the next best step is to hydrate and treat with antioxidants using a great toner. The derma*e® Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50) is the toner for the job since it has Marine Algae and Green Tea to refresh and fortify your skin against the environment. It’s also pH balanced with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack, Green Tea antioxidants, and Aloe Leaf Juice. I use this after exfoliating and cleansing at night, as well as in the morning before treatment and moisturizer. While it’s a spray, I don’t recommend spraying it directly on your face since it comes out a little heavy and uneven. It’s better sprayed onto a cotton pad then wiped on. An added bonus – if you happened to miss any makeup or dirt while cleansing, this lifts away anything that might cause clogged pores.

DermaE Purifying Youth Serum

With skin clean and ready to make the most of any treatment, an excellent treatment serum is the Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50). Holy smokes is this good stuff! Awesome ingredients like Kimarine® Wakame,  Bladderwrack, and Green Tea together in an Aloe Leaf Juice Base makes for super healthy, glowy skin. This is a great primer for foundation, too. And like all derma*e® products, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.

You can find products derma*e® at Ulta and at Whole Foods.  Two Beauty Info Zone readers will win this giveaway – just list the products you want to win in the order you want them!  The Grand Prize Winner gets 3 products, and the 2nd place winner gets 2 products.  This is a US only giveaway that ends at 11:59 pm EST on 11/19/16.  As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. Rafflecopter has a way of going all wonky sometimes and the comments may mysteriously close before the giveaway is over…if that happens just shoot us an email with your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label your message DERMAE.

Here’s to heading off congested skin before it even happens! – Lisa

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Enter to win a skin care collection from the magical world of Enchanted Apothecary!

The gorgeous Felicia of Enchanted Apothecary

The gorgeous Felicia of Enchanted Apothecary

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning that is about to get even better – because you can win a truly magical skin care set made with love by The Enchanted Apothecary! The stunning packaging is the first indication of the quality of this skin care. I am blown away at my results using the Clarity Cleanser, Timeless Eye Cream, and Harmonia Facial Moisturizer…and if you enter, I promise you will be too.                                                                           samples

Enchanted Apothecary Giveaway!Enchanted ApothecaryLast month we had our first review and giveaway for some beautiful bar soaps by Enchanted Apothecary and today we are featuring some skin care items. The BIZ is smitten with this line because the products serve your body, mind, and soul. It is simply far more than a typical beauty product line. The artisan skin care arrives in a recycled kraft paper box wrapped with an eco-friendly onyx raffia ribbon  A clear quartz crystal adorns the box, a beautiful keepsake to treasure.

Enchanted Apothecary features cleansers, elixirs, and moisturizing creams for skin, as well as stunning bar soaps. The products are made in small batches and are 100% natural. What is truly unique to this line is that the products are not only infused with crystals, they also have an actual crystal inside. Every day life can throw off your balance and crystals help to heal and rebalance that energy.

Inside my Enchanted Apothecary box I found the three skin care items that the owner, Felicia, will be sending to our giveaway winner:  Clarity Cleansing Oil, Timeless Eye Cream, and Harmonia Facial Moisturizer.

Enchanted Apothecary Clarity Cleansersnowflake-obsidian

The Clarity Cleansing Oil with Snowflake Obsidian ($20.95) is a cleansing oil that is applied to dry skin. Just massage it in then wipe off with a warm washcloth. It removes all traces of makeup, dirt, and grime, leaving skin incredibly soft and smooth. The cleansing oil contains castor, grapeseed, and jojoba oils that attract dirt while also leaving skin moisturized. In addition, lavender and rosemary essential oils work with dandelion and plantain leaf to heal and soothe skin. The cleansing oil is infused with snowflake obsidian, which further calms and soothes the skin.

Enchanted Apothecary Timeless Eye Creamrose-quartz-crystal

The Timeless Eye Cream ($34.95) is a jar of thick, creamy goodness for the delicate undereye area. Ingredients include arnica flower, bilberry, white tea and nettle leaf, along with an infusion of rose quartz crystal. This elegant eye cream plumps up fine lines and wrinkles and keeps skin healthy and young looking. As with all jar skin care products, don’t use your fingers to scoop out the product.

Enchanted Apothecary Harmonia Facial Moisturizer

Enchanted Apothecary Harmonia Facial Moisturizer

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The Harmonia Facial Moisturizer ($38.95) is an excellent moisturizer for combination skin. It balances out the dry and oily areas with a blend of burdock root, green tea, rosemary and chamomile. It’s also infused with Clear Quartz Crystal, which helps protect skin and keep it balanced. My skin absolutely loves this creamy moisturizer! It leaves it soft, smooth, and glowing.  

Enchanted Apothecary also carries beautiful elixirs and another one of my favorites, the Cleansing Cream. You can find Enchanted Apothecary online at www.enchantedskincare.com and at select Whole Foods locations, as well as on Etsy.

Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to win your own Enchanted Apothecary skin care set and enter our giveaway today!  This giveaway is open internationally and ends November 7, 2016 at 11:59 EST. One winner will win three items – cleanser, eye cream, and moisturizer. As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. After those two requirements you can continue on. Magical things happen with this line so the comments may mysteriously close before the giveaway is over…if that happens just shoot us an email with your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label your message ENCHANTED.  Good luck!  – Lisa

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Cleansing Oil ingredients:

Made with  Castor Oil, Grapeseed Oil, *Jojoba Oil, Olive Oil, Sunflower Oil, *Dandelion, Plantain Leaf, Calendula and Chamomile Blossom Extracts, Vitamin E, Grapefruit, Lavender and Rosemary Essential Oils, Snowflake Obsidian Earth Crystal.  *denotes organic ingredients.

Harmonia Moisturizer ingredients:

Made with *Lavender Water, *Aloe Vera, *Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Extracts of Rosemary, Burdock Root, Comfrey,*Green Tea and Chamomile, Vegetable Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E, Fermented Radish Root Extract, Lavender Essential Oil, Bergamot Essential Oil, Grapefruit Essential Oil and Clear Quartz Crystal.  * denotes organic ingredient

Timeless Eye Cream ingredients:

Made with *Rose Water, *Aloe Vera, Grapeseed Oil, Safflower Oil, Extracts of Arnica Flower, Bilberry,  Chamomile Blossoms, Gotu Kola, *Horsetail, Nettle, White Tea,  Mango Butter, *Shea Butter, Vegetable Wax, Vegetable Glycerin, Fermented Radish Root Extract, Raw Honey, Vitamin E, *Witch Hazel,  Lavender Essential Oil, Jasmine Essential Oil, Rose-Geranium Essential Oil and Rose Quartz Crystal.  * denotes organic ingredient

Detox and get fresh skin with our Citrus Clear Giveaway!

Citrus Clear Giveaway!Have you got oily skin that is prone to blackheads? I know it’s not fun dealing with the problems that come with this skin type, but today is your lucky day because we have a giveaway just for you!

Citrus Clear has offered a giveaway for two products that are heavy hitters when it comes to decongesting skin:  the Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask ($35) and the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer ($25).  (samples)

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Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

The Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask is a clay mask that is not for wimps. This is gold for those with very oily skin and lots of clogged pores. It has plants, herbs, and two kinds of clay that really go deep into pores to pull out blackheads and dirt.

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Citrus Clear Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask

Just apply a thin layer to clean dry skin and leave it on for about five minutes. While the mask dries, it grabs whatever is blocking your pores and absorbs it into the clay, which you then wash off. This process definitely makes skin tingle and I found the mask continues to work for the next day or two. If you don’t have super oily skin to begin with, don’t be surprised if you have some peeling for a day or two! Pores look smaller immediately…the effect is pretty impressive.

Some of the key ingredients:  KAOLIN CLAY, a highly absorbent clay; PURIFIED SMECTITE CLAY, great for detoxing skin; LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL, an antibacterial that helps decongest skin; ORANGE PEEL EXTRACT, another ingredient for dissolving dirt and blackheads; SEA KELP, an exfoliant; and GRAPESEED OIL, another antibacterial that kills infections.

After such a thorough cleansing, skin needs some TLC which the Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer provides.

Citrus Clear Sensitive Moisturizer

The Sensitive Moisturizer can be used every day, but it’s especially soothing after the mask treatment. This moisturizer rehydrates skin, helps to balance out oil production, and has wonderful ingredients like Amino Acids and Vitamin B5.

Take some time to detox your skin and get rid of those nasty blackheads! Our Citrus Clear Giveaway has one winner and the prize is a Pore & Blackhead Extracting Mask and a Sensitive Moisturizer. This giveaway is US only and ends 10/5/16 at 11:59 pm EST. If the Rafflecopter gets cranky and won’t let you leave a comment, just email your comment to us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it CITRUS CLEAR.  Good luck for some good skin!!  – Lisa
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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.

Moisturizer 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.

Best skin care trends for back to school

Best skin care trends for back to school

I can’t believe all the terrific beauty products on sale at Meijer next week for their Fall Beauty Week – everything needed to take care of yourself from tips to toes. Here are some of my skin care picks, including an awesome tote bag set to carry all those goodies!                                                                 samples

Modella 9 Piece Tote Set

Modella 9 Piece Tote Set

I am loving this tote bag set! The Modella 9 Piece Tote Set is a great bargain to begin with, and an even better bargain during Fall Beauty Week. The bags are waterproof and easy to clean, and there’s a size for every possible need you might have.

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

If you haven’t tried Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water yet, now is your chance. It’s an excellent cleanser especially for those nights when all you want to do is fall into bed. You won’t skip washing your face when all it takes is a cotton pad – the Micellar Cleansing Water attracts dirt and oil, so no water or scrubbing is necessary.

derma e Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate Creme

If you have very dry skin and want something that moisturizes and treats wrinkles, definitely try the derma e Anti-Wrinkle Vitamin A Retinyl Palmitate Creme. Retinyl Palmitate is pure Vitamin A, one of the best antioxidants available. Be sure to use a spatula so you don’t accidentally contaminate the moisturizer, and pick up some of awesome derma e products in the sample packs if you can. They are perfect for travel or to keep at your desk – just use a pin to prick a hole in the sample pack which helps the product last and keeps it from spilling out.

Olay Eye Cream and Aveeno Absolutely Ageless moisturizers A few more skin care recommendations that you can find on sale next week at the Meijer Fall Beauty Week:  for eyes, check out the Olay Eye Lifting Serum. It has cutting edge ingredients including fantastic antioxidants and peptides and I think it’s one of the best drugstore eye serums available. Two other favorites are from Aveeno’s Absolutely Ageless line. The Daily Moisturizer has excellent broad spectrum sun protection, improves skin texture and tone, and is a great moisturizer for those with combination to oily skin. The Restorative Night Cream is another winner, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles while also firming and toning skin. Great stuff!

Get your shopping list ready – Meijer’s Fall Beauty Week starts September 11th.  – Lisa

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Calm skin with Arbonne: Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer and Soothing Eye Gel

Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer and Eye GelThere are just a few direct sales cosmetics lines that fascinate me, and Arbonne has always been one of them.  A good friend of mine is a 20+ year representative of Arbonne, and she swears her amazing skin is a direct result of this line.  I have some favorites that are simply incredible (if you haven’t tried the Unwind Massage Oil yet you have NO idea what you are missing!!) so I was super happy to test samples of two skin care products:  Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer and Soothing Eye Gel.        samples

Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer

Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer

Arbonne Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer

The Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer ($40) is a total winner.  Granted, it doesn’t have any SPF in it, so if you use it for your daytime moisturizer you also need sun protection – but my foundation typically covers the need.  This beautifully lightweight moisturizer is certainly worth that extra step for some SPF because it’s chock full of antioxidants to fight free radicals and emollients to hydrate thirsty skin.

I recommend this for anyone who has dry skin, especially those with sensitive skin since it is fragrance-free.  It does a great job of repairing skin, improving texture, and plumping fine lines.  Yay for Arbonne on this one!

Arbonne Calm Soothing Eye Gel

The Arbonne Calm Soothing Eye Gel ($31) is really nice, although it’s not quite as impressive as the Calm Gentle Daily Moisturizer.  I like that the Soothing Eye Gel is water-based, which means no chance of milia for me.  It’s also fragrance-free, which is essential for anything that comes near my eyes.  And I think the rollerball applicator is pretty cool – literally, since it feels nice and cool going on, plus it gives an undereye massage that feels wonderful.

Arbonne Calm Soothing Eye Gel

Arbonne Calm Soothing Eye Gel

The massage provides instant gratification for undereye puffiness.  You can get the same instant de-puffing with a manual massage, but the rollerball is a neat shortcut.  What I worry about is this – I never put my fingers into my products because I don’t want to potentially contaminate them with bacteria.  The rollerball is applied directly, so that means whatever is on my skin goes into the jar no matter what.  Maybe this isn’t an issue, but the older I get the more paranoid I get about this sort of thing.

Beyond that, the ingredients – including cucumber and aloe – are very soothing and calming.  If you are looking for something easy to use with an immediate calming effect for puffy eyes, it’s something you will want to check out.  You can find Arbonne online at www.arbonne.com, as well as locally through direct sales representatives.  – Lisa

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