8 beauty items you need to toss now! Spring Clean Refresh with Meijer Beauty

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Spring CleaningTime to toss! I am gearing up for some spring cleaning and first on my list is my vanity. Clearing out feels so good…I love it when things are organized and sparkling clean. Besides, extra space means room for new things!
Does your cosmetics stash look like this??

Does your cosmetics stash look like this??

Spring cleaning isn’t just for closets and pantries – it is so important to also tackle that beauty stash. Time goes by fast and before your know it you have beauty items that are years old. Anything you use with your hands or put on your face eventually gathers bacteria and can cause breakouts and other skin issues. Items with active ingredients become inactive over time, becoming an exercise in futility. Besides, it’s fun to go through and edit your cosmetics and skin care, plus what a great opportunity to go shopping to replenish!
If you are like me, the memory fades, so when you purchase a new item mark the date on the bottom of the jar with a black sharpie. It makes spring cleaning much easier. Also, most skin care items have an open jar symbol followed by a number and the letter ‘M’.  This tells you how many months you can use the product after opening it – so 6M means six months after opening, 9M means nine months after opening, etcetera. Don’t forget, when using products packaged in jars NEVER stick your fingers in the jar. Use a small cosmetics spatula to spoon out the product so you aren’t introducing bacteria into the jar.
Here are the top 8 items that you need to toss, along with some suggestions for replacements. Meijer just announced an exciting lineup of new beauty items, so it’s a great place to shop to renew that beauty routine and you can find all of my suggestions there.
L'Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Serum

L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Serum

1.  Serum:  I am sure this is no surprise. Typically serum is in air tight packaging, which keeps ingredient integrity, but once you start using a serum it’s only good for about six months. Toss it even earlier if the texture changes or it starts to smell weird. If you need to replenish, check out L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler.  It is wonderfully affordable and has hyaluronic acid to plump skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.

L'Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder Foundation

L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder Foundation

2.  Foundation:  obviously, liquid foundation is a bacteria collector, especially jar-based foundation that is exposed to the air. But did you know that powder foundation also goes bad? Think about it…you dip your brush into the foundation, the brush goes on your skin, then you dip that brush back onto the foundation…all those skin oils are transferred into the powder, which means after a while it becomes pretty dirty. Toss that old stuff and try something new, like L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Powder Foundation.  This is opaque enough to use as foundation, and it also works great as a pressed powder to cancel out a shiny nose.

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom

3.  Mascara:  this is a must-toss every season! After a while, mascara dries out and loses its lash lengthening and thickening power. Plus, any product that isn’t a solid is in danger of collecting bacteria. Glam out with your mascara and then replace it as soon as it shows any sign of dryness or starts to smell ‘off’, typically at about three months. By the way, resist ‘pumping’ your mascara – it makes it dry out even more quickly, and always toss your mascaras if you have an eye infection. Two mascaras to try for long, lush lashes are Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and Cover Girl Full Lash Bloom.

L'Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Moisturizer

L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Moisturizer

4.  Moisturizer:  jar moisturizer lasts at the most 6 months. Go through all those open jars you know you have sitting on your shelves and toss anything you opened last fall. Not only do they become a potential hazard for your skin because of bacteria, but the active ingredients stop working so why bother? Try something new, like L’Oreal Revitalift Volume Filler Moisturizer to smooth out those lines and wrinkles.

Degree Dryspray Deodorant

Degree Dry Spray Deodorant

5.  Deodorant:  yes, deodorant does have a shelf life! While most have expiration dates, a good rule of thumb is two years. It’s a great idea to stock up on deodorant when it is on sale, but be sure to write your purchase date on the extras if they don’t have an expiration date. A great replacement is Degree Dry Spray. It sprays on dry and protects for up to 48 hours, so no worries on those hectic late mornings!

Neutrogena Cooldry Sport Sunscreen

Neutrogena Cooldry Sport Sunscreen

6.  Sunscreen:  sunscreen loses its effectiveness over time and you sure don’t want to get a sunburn thanks to an outdated bottle. Most have an expiration date, but the longest any sunscreen will last is three years. My absolute favorite and a great one for restocking is Neutrogena Cooldry Sport.  I can even get my kids to put this on without a fight.

Cover Girl Lip Lava

Cover Girl Lip Lava

7.  Lip gloss:  a liquid product you apply to your lips?  Of course lip gloss is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to beauty items that go bad and need to be replaced regularly. Replace your old lip glosses with Cover Girl Lip Lava. I adore this lip gloss!  My favorite shade is Lava-Rider. I put it on then blot and I have a beautiful shimmery stain that lasts and lasts.

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser

8.  Face cleanser:  these only last a year, so often a big bottle will expire before it’s gone. If your face cleanser isn’t working well, the consequences will definitely be evident to everyone! A great option for replacing your old stuff is Neutrogena Healthy Skin Boosters Facial Cleanser. White tea and vitamin E ensure clean skin without any dryness.

Embrace spring cleaning and refresh that beauty stash! Be sure to go to Meijer Beauty to check out their new lineup of cosmetic and skin care items and restock for a beautiful YOU.  – Lisa

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Phyto-C helps protect from the bitterness of winter with Icy Blue

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Do I need to remind you that it’s winter? Do I need to remind you that winter leeches the moisture out of your skin? Do I need to tell you that the news is calling this bitter cold spell in the Midwest US the “Siberian Express”? (I guess Polar Vortex is soooo 2014!). If I need to remind you or not, I do need to share two products from PHYTO-C that have been helping me with this ice cold weather and keeping my skin more hydrated.

Phyto-C Icy Blue and Icy Blue Mist

Phyto-C Icy Blue and Icy Blue Mist

PHYTO-C ICY BLUE MIST AND ICY BLUE are best used as a duo. They work in conjunction with each other to help replenish and revive dry, distressed winter skin. When you look at Phyto-C’s website you’ll find these two products under MOISTURIZE which is surprising considering that these are both liquids. Both contain vitamin B5 which is a strong antioxidant that is essential to retaining water in our skin. They also contain Centella Asiatica which helps firm skin and repair damaged skin cells.

Phyto-C Icy Blue MIst

Phyto-C Icy Blue Mist

Phyto-C Icy Blue MIst

Phyto-C Icy Blue Mist

ICY BLUE MIST is the first step for me in the mornings. This fine spray is used on face and neck plus any other areas that you want extra hydration. To be honest it smells like Listerine which shocked me BUT that smell is gone within seconds so don’t be scared. If it works for me, it will work for anyone since my nose is picky personified.

Icy Blue Mist ($42/4 fl oz) is like adding a pre-moisturizer that helps water bind to your skin and adds nourishment and the first layer of radiance. Both products are suitable for all skin types and will be especially fabulous in warm weather as cool. If you suffer from any sunburns or ski burns this will help with the sting of that.

Phyto-C Icy Blue

Phyto-C Icy Blue

Phyto-C Icy Blue is subtitled High Concentration of Hyaluronic Acid. I knew when I saw this bottle that I was going to fall in love. This 15 mL bottle ($48) may be small but it sure is mighty. It not only moisturizes but it’s anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy.

Phyto-C Icy Blue

Phyto-C Icy Blue

Just one small drop of this is enough for my entire face. It helps to minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, it calms and smooths skin, and restores and hydrates skin. Its active ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin B5, Kojic Acid, Methol and Centella Asiatica Extract. Like the mist this also at first has that menthol smell from Methylene Blue.

Phyto-C Icy Blue

Phyto-C Icy Blue

I know that these are adding extra steps to your skincare routine but for me these are welcome additions. As I age I’m seeing more and more lines and wrinkles and I don’t like it at all. Using these two Phyto-C Icy Blue products will continue to keep me pretending to be younger than the number on my driver’s license. — Marcia

Available for purchase through their website, at estheticians and doctors’ offices, and at a variety of sites online.

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Revive your skin with these 4 Reviva Lab products (and enter the giveaway)

Reviva Labs

Reviva Labs

Reviva Labs has been a favorite of Beauty Info Zone for a very long time and with these newer products it not only remains a favorite but is climbing the ladder higher and higher into sainthood. We received these from the company for review and we’ve both been enjoying the difference these have made in our skin. You’ll hear about the Skin Energizing Gel and 5% Glycolic Acid Cream from Lisa while Marcia will give her side about the Nasolabial Fold Multi-peptide Cream and Elastin Serum. Then at the end you’ll be able to win one of the products reviewed.

MARCIA’S PRODUCTS:

I’ve been using the High Potency Elastin Serum ($27) for months and months. My run dried up for the months I was laid up but when I got back upstairs and into my skincare regimen again I couldn’t wait to use Elastin Serum again.

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

Our bodies contain a supply of Elastin but sadly we start to use up that supply when we’re about 25. To replenish it and the firmness of your skin, Elastin Serum comes to the rescue. You can test the elasticity of your skin with a pinch, the looser your skin is the more you need this!

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

High Potency Elastin Serum from Reviva Labs

As with all Reviva Labs products the ingredients are great. I use this all over my face and throat but it can also be used as a spot treatment on just the areas you want to see less sagging (crow’s feet, sides of lips, and under eye bags are examples). It’s recommended that you alternate this with DMAE Serum. When I pinch, I notice that my skin is firmer and more resilient than prior to use.

NASOLABIAL FOLD+ MULTI-PEPTIDE CREAM ($49.99)is a new formula and name for a prior Reviva Labs product.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

I have to tell you that I was thrilled to get this product. As I age (yikes) the folds from the side of my nose to my mouth lines are rebelling. They tell me all the time “you aren’t as young as you think and we’re going to prove it”. It’s a horrible conversation but one I’ve calmed down from a roar to a whisper now that I have Nasolablial Fold Cream in my arsenal. I love having this thick luxurious cream to apply exactly where I need it.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

The Nasolabial Folds are caused not only by using a lot of expression when we talk, smile, etc. but also by aging and loss of cheek fat. This cream is loaded with an advanced combination of peptides that will help soften and plump up the folds. Have they disappeared? Not yet but I’m planning on continuing with Nasolabial Fold+ Multi-Peptide Cream for as long as it takes. I want to keep those darn lines and my conversation with them at whisper level.

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

Reviva Labs Nasolabial Fold Multi-Peptide Cream

LISA’S PRODUCTS:

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel

 Skin Energizing Gel ($10):  Reviva Labs calls this ‘the gel that makes creams come true.’  Oh come on – you want this just because of the amazing tag line, don’t you?? I know I did! It has a very short ingredient list – basically algae extract and purified water – which help your regular night cream absorb more fully into the skin, improving the efficacy. This means it makes all of your skin care actually work better. So, it’s like a Wonderbra. It takes what you’ve got and makes it a little more impressive.

Reviva Skin Energizing Gel 2

At night, after cleansing and toning I smooth a little of this on before my serum and night cream. It feels good, and my products are working great. This is a pretty inexpensive way to ensure you get the most of your skin treatments.

Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Cream

Reviva Labs 5% Glycolic Acid Cream

A beautiful treatment cream that makes for beautifully clear skin

A beautiful treatment cream that makes for beautifully clear skin

5% Glycolic Acid Cream ($25) This is an awesome AHA product that exfoliates and keeps skin clear of blemishes and blackheads. It’s a great way to get your skin used to AHAs. Once this jar is gone, move up to the 10% version for even more dramatic results. What makes this treatment cream great is Reviva Labs uses full strength glycolic crystals, so it is an extremely effective AHA product. For beautifully clear skin, after cleansing and toning use the Skin Energizing Gel, then the 5% Glycolic Acid Cream, then a night moisturizer (I like their Elastin & DMAE Night Cream for Firming).

Now for the GIVEAWAY, we have an extra SKIN ENERGIZING GEL for a US or Canadian subscriber. Use the Rafflecopter to enter (be honest). This is open through Sunday January 25th at 11:59 pm EST. If WordPress gets nasty and refuses to allow comments then email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and continue on. Good luck and Good Skin.

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Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream will have your face thanking you

Mesoforce from the Vie Collection

Mesoforce from the Vie Collection

There’s no doubt that winter is here and there’s no doubt that our skin needs extra hydration and moisturizing. MESOFORCE HYDRA REVITALIZING CREAM from the Vie Collection of Phytomer was sent in the fall but it wasn’t fully appreciated until winter began. Vie Collection products are a special line from Phytomer. According to Vie, Mesoforce “takes its inspiration from mesotherapy to revitalize the skin.” Using this cream is a great solution since mesotherapy involves injections of pharmaceutical and homeopathic medications into subcutaneous fat. (source Wikipedia). Since I’m not interested in injections I prefer using this cream instead.

Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream

Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream

The benefit of Mesoforce Hydra Revitalizing Cream is that it’s great for the first signs of aging as well as for those of us past those first signs but want some revitalization of our skin.

Features / Benefits:
• Protects skin from cell damage.
• Balances skin tone.
• Reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles.
• Diminishes skin sag.
• Illuminates skin.

ingredient list

ingredient list

Mesoforce contains a cocktail of vitamins and antioxidants. It’s a thick cream yet it sinks into skin quickly. It’s recommended for use day and night though I tend to use it just at night. They say that within a month you’ll find that your fine lines will have visibly faded. I’m not sure if they’ve faded but there is a nice effect from the cream.

Mesoforce

Mesoforce

This hydrating moisturizer does have a fragrance to it but it’s one I can tolerate. I think of all the good ingredients in it (like hyaluronic acid, shea butter, olive and jojoba oil) and allow those to plump and illuminate my skin.

This isn’t inexpensive but it’s a very big jar at 1.6 oz and will last a long time. At stores like Dermstore it’s $153 but I just found it online at DermAvenue on sale for $107 (this isn’t necessarily an endorsement of DermAvenue since I’ve never shopped there).

Your skin needs some pampering and this is a product that will do just that for you.– Marcia

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Don’t Call Me Ma’am but do enter this skincare giveaway

Don't Call Me Ma'am products

Don’t Call Me Ma’am products

When DON’T CALL ME MA’AM emailed us about their products and offered a giveaway to one of our readers we were totally enticed. The name alone was enough to make me curious, the great packaging added another level and the fact that we could offer a set to one of you sealed the deal. I agreed to test out their products for all those reasons.

Don't Call Me Ma'am skincare trio

Don’t Call Me Ma’am skincare trio

DON’T CALL ME MA’AM is a reasonably priced skincare line that has excellent ingredients. We were sent three products to test out.  I’ve enjoyed using these and I love the packaging. It’s fun and gives me something to read in the bathroom – seriously. I enjoy looking at the sayings on each of the products and seem to discover new ones constantly.

Don't Call Me Ma'am sayings

Don’t Call Me Ma’am sayings

“Every day is 24 hours of opportunity”  “There are mountains to climb, people to meet, days to concur” “Age does not define how I look or feel” and “I am Beauty with a capital B” are just examples of the sayings on the packaging. Bright, cheerful and motivational products with easy to use tubes.

WASH IT AWAY is Don’t Call Me Ma’am’s cleanser. This tube of cleanser is refreshing and doesn’t make my skin feel tight after using it. It takes off eye makeup too without stinging my eyes. I find that unusual so that’s a definite plus. Not all mascara will come off with it (fiber ones or really thick mascara) but most of the ones I’ve been using lately, like Votre Vu’s Eiffel Tower, come off with ease. This is a cleanser that can be used by the whole family – they don’t have to be a “ma’am”. It’s fragrance free and has some essential ingredients like DCMM Botanical Extracts blend, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil and Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil. ($25)

Don't Call Me Ma'am WASH IT AWAY

Don’t Call Me Ma’am WASH IT AWAY

IN BALANCE EVERYDAY TONER comes next. This comes in a 6 oz spray bottle.  At first I wondered if I’d be comfortable spraying it but I actually enjoy it that way. I have used a cotton pad but it’s more efficient to just spray it on and let it dry. It’s a very calming toner and works to rebalance your skin’s pH balance as well as calm any inflammation. The essential ingredients in this are DCMM Botanical Blend and Allantoin (Skin conditioning agent). This too is fragrance free (that makes me so happy). ($25)

Don't Call Me Ma'am IN BALANCE EVERYDAY TONER

Don’t Call Me Ma’am IN BALANCE EVERYDAY TONER

FACE LOVE is their moisturizer. There is no SPF so I’ve been using it at night even though the website says to use it in the morning. (I’m such a rebel!) This doesn’t have a heavy feel to it yet it is quite moisturizing and makes my skin feel very soft. They say “This naturally hydrating formula binds moisture to the skin and promotes soft and supple tissue. “ The essential ingredients are DCMM Botanical Blend, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Barbedensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Tocopherol (natural Vitamin E), Panthenol. ($35, 4 oz)

Don't Call Me Ma'am FACE LOVE

Don’t Call Me Ma’am FACE LOVE

DON’T CALL ME MA’AM is Never tested on Animals and is free of harsh Chemicals, Parabens, Sulfates And Fragrances.

There are so many reasons to like this line because of the ingredients and also because of what it lacks which is just as important. Cruelty free products that will keep your skin in great shape and keep your mind busy and amused.

Don't Call Me Ma'am prize pack

Don’t Call Me Ma’am prize pack

Now that you’ve learned about DON’T CALL ME MA’AM enter our giveaway for these three products. The giveaway is open through 12/19/14 for US subscribers. Just follow the Rafflecopter for all the ways you can win. — Marcia

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Ingredients for WASH IT AWAY: DCMM Botanical Extracts blend, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil and Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Aqua, Decyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Rosa Damascena Floral Water, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Cymbopogon Martini (Lemongrass) Extract, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sclerotium Gum, Phenoxyethanol , Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid

Ingredients for IN BALANCE: DCMM Botanical Blend , Allantoin,Aqua, Glycerine, Propanediol, Vitis Vinifera (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Cymbopogon Martini Extract, Matricaria Recutita Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract, Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Extract, Allantoin, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Menthyl Lactate

Ingredients for FACE LOVE:  DCMM Botanical Blend, Helianthus Annuus  Oil, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Barbedensis Extract, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Aqua, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Stearic Acid, Jojoba oil, Sorbitol, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Extract, Symphytum Officinalis (Comfrey) Extract, Panax Ginseng extract, Arnica Montana extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Aloe Barbedensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hyaluronic acid, Sclerotium gum, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate

Increase the effectiveness of your skin care with Indeed Labs Hydraluron

Is it just me, or is this winter even more drying for skin than usual??  I can’t believe how quickly my skin gets itchy and scaly if I am not adding tons of hydration.

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I have been desperately needing something to put moisture back into my skin.  The product I have been enjoying that fulfills that need this season is Indeed Labs Hydraluron ($24.99).  Indeed Labs sent us this moisture-boosting serum to test, and I am loving what it does for my dry winter skin!  Check out all the benefits:

  • Reinforce skin’s natural short and long-term moisturization
  • “Plumps up” skin tissue to restore elasticity and firmness.
  • Reduces skin roughness and provides a soft, smooth and silky texture to the skin.
  • Boosts the action of your moisturizer by stimulating cell turnover resulting in an improved absorption of active ingredients to the skin.

Indeed Labs HydraluronThis clear, nonsticky serum is the purest form of hyaluronic acid available.  It helps skin self-hydrate and it stimulates cell renewal for soft, glowy skin.  I love how it instantly plumps up and hydrates my skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Smoothing this serum on before other skin care ingredients actually increases their effectiveness, making all skin care that much better.  So it plumps up skin AND increases the efficacy of my other skin products…how fantastic is that?

This is a truly beautiful serum to use on its own or with other skin treatments.  If you want to banish dry winter skin, this is a great solution!!

You can find Indeed Labs Hydraluron at Walgreens.com, Duane Read, and Us.Boots.com.  – Lisa

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Ingredients:  Water , Propanediol , Sodium Hyaluronate , Carbomer , Phenoxyethanol , Butylene Glycol , Sodium Hydroxide , Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract , Disodium EDTA

Makeup artist finds from Phytomer – and a giveaway!

Phytomer GiveawayHow about another amazing giveaway?  Phytomer, a French-based professional skin and body care line found in high-end spas all over the world, asked me to choose 3 of my favorite products for a giveaway.   They sent some really terrific products, which I expected since they are one of the few spa brands with their own laboratory and team of scientists.  I chose these three makeup artist-friendly items for the giveaway:  Rose Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion, Hydracontinue Radiance Energizing Cream, and CC Creme with SPF 20.

If you are a makeup artist, you will want all three of these products in your bag of tricks.  And if you just specialize in doing your own makeup, you will want them too!

Phytomer Rosee Visage

Phytomer Rosee Visage

The ROSÉE VISAGE TONING CLEANSING LOTION ($33.50) is everything you need to cleanse and tone all in one bottle.  It is perfect for pretty much everyone since it’s free of alcohol and super gentle.  It cleans like crazy but doesn’t leave a tacky film behind.  Skin is soft, clean, and ready for product.  This has a very soft rose scent that doesn’t linger.  It really is fantastic.

Phytomer Hydracontinue Radiance Energizing Cream

Phytomer Hydracontinue Radiance Energizing Cream

Phytomer Hydracontinue Radiance Energizing Cream

Phytomer Hydracontinue Radiance Energizing Cream

Every makeup artist wants a cream that will hydrate skin and work as a perfect base for makeup.  Phytomer’s HYDRACONTINUE RADIANCE ENERGIZING CREAM ($54) is the perfect answer.  This lightweight cream soaks in quickly and leaves the skin with an amazingly soft texture.  Check out the clinical test results:

Healthy complexion: 95%*
Immediately hydrated skin: 85%*
After 30 minutes, level of hydration: +66%**
Revitalised skin: 85%*
Toned skin: 85%*

I love this as a primer.  It works on every skin type from dry to oily, and it makes a perfect canvas for makeup application.  This is a wonderful multi-tasker that needs to be in your kit.

Phytomer CC Creme SPF 20

Phytomer CC Creme SPF 20

swatch of Phytomer CC Creme

swatch of Phytomer CC Creme

swatch of Phytomer CC Creme

swatch of Phytomer CC Creme

PHYTOMER CC CREME SPF 20 ($51) is such a great find!  It just came on to the market last March.  This creme is fabulous all by itself, or patted on before foundation and under heavier makeup. It evens out skin tone, gives an extra glow, moisturizes, refines pores, and provides sun protection.  There is only one shade but it’s very forgiving, and works on all but super light or dark skin tones.  The effect is beautiful and natural looking.  Phytomer, please make this in more shades!!

Phytomer has sustainable products that truly deliver results.  This is one giveaway everyone – professional makeup artist and cosmetics aficionados – will be extremely happy with.  You will be sending me a gushing thank you note soon!!

Phytomer is giving all three products to one lucky winner.  This fabulous giveaway runs through October 13th at 11:59 p.m. (If comments aren’t open please comment on our Facebook page or email me at marciaandlisa@gmail.com). — Lisa

*products reviewed and giveaway prize courtesy of Phytomer.

This giveaway is US only.

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