Getting all glowy with Pixi Beauty skin care!

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People ask me all the time for an affordable and effective skin care and color cosmetics line, and I am always recommending Pixi Beauty.  If you haven’t picked some up at Target yet, you really need to do so pronto – Pixi has tons of wonderful options.  More of an online shopper?  Their website is easy to navigate and they always have great specials.  I recently tried some Pixi skin care and today I have three treats to share with you.

Pixi Beauty skin care has terrific packaging that keeps the efficacy of the ingredients intact.  I love the aesthetic, and the skin care theory is that skin should have a GLOW.  Exfoliated, hydrated, and treated skin has a natural glow that is only enhanced with great cosmetics, so Pixi Beauty skin care gives a wonderful foundation for their color cosmetics.

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser

I read mixed reviews of the Pixi Glow Mud Cleanser ($18) from other bloggers before trying this exfoliating cleanser.  Here’s what Pixi Beauty says about it:

• A deep pore cleansing mud, enriched with 5% glycolic and soothing botanicals
• Formulated to provide effective cleansing, yet is mild enough for all skin
• Complexion is cleansed and gently exfoliated to reveal radiant and healthy skin
• Deep pore cleansing leaving skin clean and glowing
• Gently exfoliates and revitalizes
• Mud deep cleanses
• Glycolic acid enhances complexion’s glow

I am a big believer in double cleansing and always use a separate makeup remover first – I find that this helps treatment-type cleansers like this one be effective and do the job they are meant to do.  So keep in mind I first use a makeup remover, and after that I find the Glow Mud Cleanser to be very gentle exfoliator that is almost deceptive in its subtlety. I hardly notice that it is scrubbing or exfoliating my skin.  But over time it does a great job of decongesting pores, removing dead skin, and removing excessive oiliness.  I think this is a great exfoliating cleanser, especially for those with sensitive skin that is normal to oily.

Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go

Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go

If you are a fan of the Glow Tonic, then you will definitely love the Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go ($18).  This is a jar of pads that are pre-soaked in the beloved Glow Tonic, the alcohol-free 5% glycolic acid that keeps skin clear and bright.  It’s a dream come true for anyone traveling or camping.  These are so much easier to take in the car for a weekend away, or even to the gym to wipe down your face and neck after a workout.

These pre-soaked pads tone, brighten, hydrate, and gently exfoliate.
• Skin looks clearer & feels smoother.
• The ultimate travel-friendly, gentle skin renewal
• Formulated with 5% Glycolic Acid
• Suited for all skin types

No need to rinse after using a pad, just follow up with a treatment serum.  And I just happen to have a great recommendation for you from Pixi Beauty, imagine that!!

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum

The Pixi Overnight Glow Serum ($24) is pretty close to perfect.  The packaging is fabulous – it keeps all the ingredients intact and ensures their integrity and efficacy.  The ingredients include 10% glycolic acid and arginine, which really will make your skin look amazing and glowy.  Your wrinkles and fine lines will start to fade and your skin tone will even out.  The exfoliation is soothed by cucumber and aloe vera, plus there lots of antioxiants like vitamins A, C, and E as well.  This is a great workhorse serum that your skin will absolutely love.

Exfoliate & soothe skin with this miracle serum that works while you sleep to reveal a brighter complexion
• Formulated with 10% glycolic acid & arginine
• Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and fade sun spots over time
• Enriched with cucumber & aloe vera extracts to calm skin
• Vitamins A, C & E to nourish
• Suited on all skin types
• Not tested on animals
• Paraben free

The combination of these three products – first the Pixi Beauty Glow Mud Cleanser for initial cleansing and exfoliating, then the Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic To-Go Pads to sweep away any last traces of dirt, tone and smooth skin, and prepare it for treatment, and finally the fabulous Pixi Beauty Overnight Glow Serum to further exfoliate, diminish wrinkles, brighten and nourish skin – give you a dynamic trio that couldn’t result in anything but glowy, gorgeous skin.  I hope you head on over to Target soon to these skin care treats for yourself!  – Lisa

RoC those wrinkles away with Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum, Eye Cream, and Multi-Correxion Chest, Neck and Face Cream!

Rowenta Steamer photo from amazon.com

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Wouldn’t it be great if we could just steam away our wrinkles like a steamer? Just roll out of bed, grab our handy little iron, and steam those fine lines away? Maybe someday in the Jane Jetson future.In the meantime, I’m happy that I’m a RoC Ambassador because I get to sample some terrific products that help visibly reduce deep wrinkles and help with fine lines. I’ve got both so I need to reduce them and keep any new ones from forming.  

The three main areas of concern for me are my eyes, my neck, and my face – especially around my mouth area. RoC has me covered in all areas!

RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum

RoC Deep Wrinkle Serum

With RoC Retinol Correction Deep Wrinkle Serum ($23) the longer you use it, the happier you will be with the results. The silky serum feels great on immediately and plumps up skin right away and with consistent use your skin becomes extremely happy and wrinkles truly do dramatically improve. Ingredients include Roc Retinol along with magnesium, zinc and copper to bring renew skin and to help bring newer skin to the surface.

  • This anti-aging formula is clinically proven to help visibly reduce both fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • After four weeks, skin appears more radiant, fine lines are smoothed and skin firmness is improved
  • After eight weeks, crow’s feet are visibly reduced and discoloration is diminished
  • After twelve weeks, deep wrinkles are visibly reduced
  • The formula glides on easily and absorbs quickly leaving your skin feeling smooth and velvety and is ideal for use under makeup

    RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream

    RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion® Eye Cream ($23) is a great eye cream that tackles puffiness and dark circles, two problems that only seem to get worse for me the older I get. Regular use of this eye cream truly reduces the look of wrinkles and crow’s-feet. Another plus – this has no fragrance.  RoC® Retinol Correxion® Eye Cream is just one of the great eye creams that RoC® produces, but it’s my favorite and the one I choose over and over.

RoC Chest, Neck & Face Cream with SPF 30

RoC Chest, Neck & Face Cream with SPF 30

I know, I know, I am always on my soap box about paying extra attention to the decolletage. But that is the FIRST place that aging skin shows up! We take great care of our faces, but often forget our necks – that means no sunscreen, no treatment serums, no collagen support. The RoC Chest, Neck & Face Cream with SPF 30 ($28) is fabulous in several ways. It really is everything you need from your chest on up to your forehead. I see immediate results in terms of dryness and skin tone and after four weeks there is a definite improvement in sagging and the appearance of wrinkles. Ingredients include the famous RoC Hexinol Technology as well as tons of vitamin E, which specifically targets the 5 signs of aging:  discoloration, sagging, dryness, dull skin tone and wrinkles. Plus, it has an SPF of 30 so it protects against the harmful rays of the sun.  The cream itself is absolutely beautiful – thick and creamy, yet it absorbs quickly and leaves skin soft and satiny. The rich cream and the elegant formula makes the Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream a huge winner.

We are still a long way off from any miracle product like a Jane Jetson mask or a steam iron that takes wrinkles immediately away, but for great skin care that takes of you today and for the long haul I love RoC Skin Care.  – Lisa

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Super charged skin care with VENeffect!

VenEffect

One of the best things about beauty blogging is, of course, finding really terrific new lines that truly work. One such line is VENeffect. Marcia and I both are very impressed with the products we’ve tested – Marcia reviewed several things a few weeks ago, be sure to take another look at her review HERE. Just to remind you, here are a few things you should know about VENeffect:

  • The line was created by sisters (Dr. Rebecca Booth and Cecil Booth) who are both in the wellness business.
  • They discovered that women are affected by hormonal aging yet there was little in the way of solutions for it.
  • The Booth sisters created VENeffect as their breakthrough anti-aging solution to reverse the signs of hormonal aging. Their goal – to restore skin to peak hormonal vitality.
  • VENeffect is the “only anti-aging skin care line formulated with a unique and powerful blend of 100% natural phytoestrogens to enhance collagen and improve elasticity in skin.”
  • VENeffect is hypoallergenic, synthetic fragrance free, gluten-free, and paraben free. Made in the USA.

Marcia and I both tried the same VENeffect cleanser but we tried two other different products to give you a wide range of items from this really cool line.  Here’s what I found in my adventures with the cleanser, serum, and neck cream.

VenEffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

VenEffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser

VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser ($60) is a huge 5.1 fl. oz tube of cleanser that not only cleanses away the day, it also really takes care of your skin. It reverses the signs of aging, stimulates collagen and hyaluronic acid, and it makes skin glow and look healthy.

  • Willow bark helps minimize the appearance of pores, removes excess sebum, and fights shine
  • Phytoestrogens, including soy and pomegranate, enhance luminosity
  • Pomegranate enzymes remove dead skin cells, revealing healthy skin
  • Cucumber and grapefruit extracts refresh and renew

This is an interesting cleanser that is clear and slippery. It doesn’t foam up at all, which takes some getting used to. Even though it’s not ‘soapy’, it still works fine with my Luna. I do use a separate makeup remover for my eye makeup because this doesn’t take mascara off well – it’s more of a skin treatment cleanser. Since I always double cleanse (using a makeup remover first to make sure my liquid cleanser really penetrates) I love the skin treatment qualities that the VENeffect Pore Minimizing Cleanser provides, and I think this is an excellent option particularly for those with oily skin or with an oily t-zone.

VenEffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum

VENeffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum

VenEffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum

VENeffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum

VENeffect Firming Phyto-Lift Serum ($195) firms skin and brightens up skin tone.

  • Instantly lift and firm face, neck and décolletage
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Brighten and even skin tone
  • Increase elasticity
  • Inspire collagen resulting in a youthful glow

It has an elegant formula with an interesting ingredient – 100% natural oat extract. Hmmm….this was new to me. I did some research, and this is one of the best skin soothing ingredients there is. It’s also known as Avena sativa, for my fellow skin care geeks. The combo of the 100% natural oat extract with the phytoestrogen technology means tight, lifted, brightened skin that looks glowy and youthful. Oh, and no silicones, alcohol, or fragrance.

VenEffect Firming Neck and Decollete Creme

VenEffect Firming Neck and Decollete Creme

VenEffect Firming Neck and Decollete Creme

VENeffect Firming Neck and Decollete Creme

VENeffect Firming Neck and Décolleté Creme ($155)  I have a bit of an addiction to neck and décolleté creme. It could be worse, right? Hey, if I am going to be addicted to something, this might be expensive but at least it’s not going to kill me. Neck and décolleté creme always feels so luxurious to me, like I am totally spoiling myself. I just love it. And this one is really special – it’s so thick and creamy, so fabulously hydrating…I want to take a spoon and just eat it. Ok, so that might kill me. Never mind.

  • Diminishes and helps prevent the appearance of deep wrinkles
  • Firms and smooths the delicate skin of the neck and chest area
  • Increases elasticity
  • Brightens and evens skin tone
  • Inspires collagen resulting in a youthful glow

I love that this neck cream is fragrance-free and it really reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I can feel free to wear any perfume that I want without worrying about it competing with my skin care and I know that the area that gets the most sun – my neck and chest – is also getting deep treatment all day long. Wonderful!

I am beyond impressed with VENeffect and I think you will be too. I hope you will try this excellent line developed by sisters who know just what women need.  You can find VENeffect at specialty beauty stores and online at VENeffect.com and Dermstore.com.  – Lisa

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Vie Collection Wrinkle Dimension Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate

Vie Wrinkle Dimension

My adoration for the Vie Collection line continues…I got hooked when I started using Chrono Eyes and Mesopeptide Decollete Replenishing Cream (read the review HEREand I’ve been a fan ever since. I’ve been testing the Wrinkle Dimension Hyaluronic Acid Concentrate ($100) for almost four weeks now and my skin has never been happier. Let me tell you all about this fabulous half fluid/half lotion serum that makes fine lines, wrinkles, and crepey skin go buh-bye!                                     sample

Vie Wrinkle Dimension

Vie Wrinkle Dimension

I know, when you hear ‘hyaluronic acid’ it sounds bad – like something that will burn the skin. Actually, this ingredient does the opposite – it holds water into the skin under deep layers, sort of like deep inside a sponge, which gives the skin firmness and that youthful look. As we age, we lose our supply of hyaluronic acid, which is why our skin sags and wrinkles.Wrinkle Dimension helps give back some of what we are losing.

  • Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: encapsulated in spherulites and acts both in the epidermis and dermis. These spherulites maximize skin penetration and enable the hyaluronic acid to reach the dermis. The different layers of the spherulite gradually open for controlled release of the ingredients and an extended effect. The hyaluronic acid expands on contact with water in the dermis to volumize hollow areas.
  • Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: This hyaluronic acid has a low molecular weight—between 15,000 and 50,000 Daltons—which enables it to act on very fine lines often related to lifestyle (smoking, sun and pollution) and dehydration. These small molecules of hyaluronic acid penetrate the skin layers, swell on contact with water and accumulate to fill out fine lines. They also limit transepidermal water loss (TEWL) by strengthening the tight junctions. Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid thus improves the cohesion of the skin barrier.
  • High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid: High molecular weight hyaluronic acid plays a vital role in regulating skin hydration thanks to its strong water-retaining power. Like a reservoir, it forms a non-congesting moisturizing film and retains water on the surface of the skin.
Vie Wrinkle Dimension

Vie Wrinkle Dimension

The texture is a cross between a serum and a light lotion and it sinks in very quickly. It doesn’t have a discernible scent and it comes in a perfect airless pump container. I put one pump in the morning before my moisturizer, and one pump at night after cleansing. I find that it makes my skin super smooth, plumps up my fine lines and wrinkles, and my skin really looks terrific. I am impressed.

I recently had a pretty bad bout of the flu and I was too sick to even wash my face. The only thing I could bring myself to do was slather on a little serum, so I used my Wrinkle Dimension. I looked in the mirror after a few days and while I had some very dark circles under my eyes, I was really amazed at how firm and hydrated my skin looked. It was pale…and it was thin…but it was pretty!

If you are in the market for an excellent hyaluronic acid product, this has your name on it. You can find Wrinkle Dimension and other Vie Collection products at select spas in the United States and at www.lespausa.com.  – Lisa

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Lavido Head to Toe special with a great giveaway

Love products that are inspired by nature? Love products that have been imbued with the ancient healing properties of the Sea of Galilee? You’ve come to the right place since LAVIDO has a wonderful special that will save you $75 and take care of your skin from head to toe.

 

Lavido Head to Toe Collection

Lavido Head to Toe Collection

LAVIDO has created a collection that is a perfect gift for someone you cherish. This set contains 7 of their favorite products and sells for $175 (down from $250) from now until April 17th.

LAVIDO based in the Galilee Valley. They source only the highest quality natural and organic herb, fruit, vegetable and nut oils, as well as, utilize top-notch traditional and cutting-edge production technologies. Lavido is also vegan-friendly, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and includes no mineral oil, SLS, parabens, synthetic fragrance, dyes or alcohol.

The 7 products in this kit are: Gentle Exfoliating Cream, Facial Toner, Invigorating Facial Serum, Alert Eye Cream, Thera-Intensive Body Cream, Lavender Aromatic Body Lotion, and Mandarin Nurturing Hand Cream.

We are giving away 4 LAVIDO products thanks to Lavido’s generosity.

 

Invigorating Facial Serum: Nourishes, repairs and protects skin with fatty acids, minerals and vitamins from organic, cold-pressed Evening Primrose Seed Oil and Almond Oil. It helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and significantly improves skin hydration, firmness and elasticity.

Lavido Facial Serum

Lavido Facial Serum

Lavido Aromatic Lavender Body Lotion: Leaves skin restored and incredibly soft with organic, distilled Bulgarian Lavender and organic, cold-pressed Shea Butter and Avocado Gentle Exfoliator Peeling Cream: Derived from organic, cold-pressed Black Cumin Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil and Citrus Oil. Oyster Shell Powder and Pomegranate Peel Grains provide a subtle scrubbing action. Formulated to gently cleanse & slough away dead cells and buildup.

Lavido Lavender Body Lotion

Lavido Lavender Body Lotion

 

Gentle Exfoliating Cream: Purify…Refresh…Stimulate your skin. Enjoy the purity and freshness of deeply cleansed skin, derived from organic Pomegranate peel, cold-pressed pomegranate seed oil, and Citrus Oils. Formulated to gently slough dead cells to revitalize the skin. Suitable for all skin types.

Lavido Gentle Exfoliator Cream

Lavido Gentle Exfoliator Cream

Nurturing Hand Cream: Nurture hands to softness with organic, cold-pressed Mandarin Oil, Shea Butter, and distilled Lemon Myrtle Oil. Formulated with Almond Oil and enriched with plant-based Hyaluronic Acid to protect and hydrate skin.

Lavido Mandarin Hand Cream

Lavido Mandarin Hand Cream

Other items in this Head to Toe Collection are:

Alert Eye Cream: Formulated with plant-based Hyaluronic Acid, cold-pressed Avocado Oil, organic Pomegranate Seed Oil & Citrus Extracts. Brightens, moisturizes and relieves puffiness around the eye area. Diminishes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves hydration, elasticity, texture and firmness.

Hydrating Facial Toner: Gentle facial toner formulated with organic Pomegranate Peel, Orange Blossom & Carrot thoroughly removes makeup while tightening and closing the pores. Leaves skin refreshed and ready for serum/moisturizer. Can be used as a men’s after shave tonic to soothe and repair sensitive post-shave skin.

In addition there’s Thera-Intensive Body Cream in the collection: Calm…Restore…Hydrate your skin. A luxurious blend of aromatherapeutic and organic oils of distilled Tea Tree and Lavender, and cold-pressed Black Cumin Seed oils. This highly nourishing body moisturizer gently relieves dry and irritated skin, protects against environmental factors such as sun and after swimming, and restores the skin’s natural moisture balance. Recommended use: Apply generously onto towel dried skin. Allow to absorb, leaves skin soft, supple, and glowing. Clinically tested to relieve redness. Dermatologically Tested.

While there’s no guarantee you’ll be the winner you really should consider purchasing this as a Mother’s Day, housewarming gift, or birthday gift while the special is on. You just have through 4/17 to make someone very happy!  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  LAVIDO has generously offered a giveaway for one US Beauty Info Zone subscriber. What you’ll receive are 4 of the products from their  collections: Gentle Exfoliating Cream, Invigorating Facial Serum, Thera-Intensive Body Cream and Mandarin Nurturing Hand Cream. The Lavido giveaway is open to US subscribers only through 4/24/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close early please email me at [email protected] and label it Lavido. If no comment is made or I can’t find your subscription you’ll be disqualified so don’t let that do you in!

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Appriya Transformative Skincare introduction with a giveaway

Appriya Transformative Skincare, Mineral products

Appriya Transformative Skincare, Mineral products

We’d like to introduce you to APPRIYA, a skincare brand that Beauty Info Zone was sent to test. The happy news is that the company sent us several of their best products for a giveaway. We love spoiling our readers with giveaways and we love testing and learning about a company as unique as Appriya.

Appriya is different than the other products we use because it’s based on water. Not just any water though but the untouched mineral waters that create the basis of their line.

Appriya water is rich in restorative natural nano like particles. These biodegradable nano like particles dissolve into the skin, enhancing the efficiency of each product’s active ingredients and ensuring a perfect and even application of every cream, serum and tonic.The skin absorbs the minerals from our water to detoxify the complexion, reduce inflammation, boost moisture retention and supplement collagen and elastic fibers for healthier skin. Bursting with the optimal balance of ionic dissolved minerals, Appriya water offers the most hydration and moisture with its neutral pH and biodegradable properties.
 There are 5 products in the Appriya mineral line and all contain silica. Silica has many properties that fortify and nourish our skin, nails, and hair. It invigorates collagen and boosts the elastin that’s deep within our skin.
MARCIA shares Appriya Mineral Tonic, Mineral Complex Serum and Delicate Zone Mineral Serum while LISA shares Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse and Comprehensive Mineral Day and Night Cream
Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse and Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream
Appriya Mineral Tonic and Mineral Serums

Appriya Mineral Tonic and Mineral Serums

APPRIYA MINERAL CLEANSING MOUSSE

Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse

($59.00)  I absolutely love this cleansing mousse. It has coconut and fruit sugars which help dissolve oil and dirt, along with vitamin E to help protect skin. The mousse is beautiful foamy goodness that works great with my Luna. I have tons of cleansers but I reach for this one all the time. Ingredients include: Coco Glucoside, which is derived from coconut and fruit sugars and provides hydration and helps maintain skin elasticity while controlling oil production. Allantoin, which is derived from the Comfrey Root-this botanical extract is an excellent soothing and healing agent. Vitamin E, which is a nutrient and antioxidant that defends against free radicals and other environmental damaging effects.

APPRIYA MINERAL TONIC

Appriya Mineral Tonic

Appriya Mineral Tonic

The secret to Appriya Mineral Tonic lies in the Appriya water that’s in every Appriya product. The water is pure and untouched but gathers its essence by the way it flows across ancient marble where it becomes enriched with silica and hydrogen peroxide.

The ingredients within are what makes this a unique toner: Cucumber Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Mushroom Extract, Niacinamide, Fermented Soy, and Vitamin C. Each has a job but combine to make sure that your skin remains calm and hydrated. The Niacinamide helps with acne even. The formula refines your skin’s texture and adds to the hydration level. I use this mostly at night to make sure that the remainder of my cosmetics are removed leaving my skin more hydrated. There’s a very light fragrance that’s gone quickly.

APPRIYA COMPREHENSIVE MINERAL DAY & NIGHT CREAM

Appriya Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night CreamAppriya Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream

($189.00)  This is pretty spendy, but hey – it’s infused with colloidal gold! This ingredient plus a host of others create a truly elegant formula that does everything good you could wish for in a skin cream: boosts elasticity, fades wrinkles, evens skin tone, soothes skin and plumps it up. Check out all this goodness:  Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which helps even skin tone, improves skins moisture and reduces the appearance of acne. Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parki), embodied with Vitamins A and E, moisturizes the skin and reduces inflammation. Glycolic Acid, which treats acne and oiliness, diminishes blackheads, minimizes pores, and reduces fine lines. Hibiscin Seed Extract (Hibiscus Esculentus), which strengthens weak skin, and has a strong immediate tensor effect. Colloidal Gold, which helps firm skin and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Evening Primrose Seed Extract (Oenothera Biennis), which improves acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, which stimulates collagen and elastin fibroblast to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

I am very impressed with this beautiful moisturizer and I know you will be too!

APPRIYA MINERAL COMPLEX SERUM

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

While there are two serums from the Mineral line they are used for different purposes. Mineral Complex Serum is a great facial serum that’s especially good for dry skin. The ingredients are extremely hydrating and nurturing. Aloe, Horse Chestnut Extract and Niacinamide are the hydrating ingredients along with Appriya Water. These are native Thai elements that have been recognized to reduce redness, to calm and to soothe. The Niacinamide helps balance the moisture content so you look more radiant.

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

But there’s more!! Coconut Oil, Lotus Flower Extract and Evening Primrose Seed Extract are all indigenous to Thailand and work together to diminish wrinkles and give you a brighter and more balanced skin tone. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t take long to be absorbed into your skin; as you can see from the ingredients there is a light floral fragrance that is appealing.

APPRIYA DELICATE ZONE MINERAL SERUM

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Delicate Zone Mineral Serum is almost as nourishing as Mineral Complex Serum but it’s intended for different areas. The work accomplished is the same in both as they help to rejuvenate, pamper and restore radiance. Delicate Zone can be used near your eyes, on your neck and decollete. I’ve used it on my face too actually.

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

As well as the Appriya water it contains Anti-Aging Plant Stem Cells that are derived from Apple Fruit Cell Culture Extract – powerful anti-oxidants that help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains Squalene that helps fight free radicals and smooth the look of fine lines. The Squalene is plant derived unlike others. Follow the two serums with the Comprehensive Day & Night Cream for maximum benefit.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: One US subscriber will win both the Cleansing Mousse and the Day & Night Cream. In addition they will win one of the two serums of their choice. Another subscriber will win the second serum. Because of the weight we have to make this a US only giveaway. To enter you have 2 requirements: subscribe by EMAIL to Beauty Info Zone and comment. All other items in the Rafflecopter give you more chances to win, especially with Twitter since you can do that daily. This giveaway ends on 1/30/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Remember you can’t win if you aren’t honest!

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Got wrinkles? Get retinol. NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair

I have a birthday coming up and while I love birthdays I don’t love the wrinkles that seem to come with every one the past few years. My favorite wrinkle-fighting ingredient is retinol, so I jumped at the chance to test the NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair ($130).          pr sampleNia 24 Intensive Retinol Repair
This moisturizing serum combines retinol with niacin, which actually helps speed up the process of retinol treating skin while also preventing any irritation. It also has sodium hyaluronate for major hydration, which plumps up skin and gives immediate gratification against wrinkles.Nia 24 Intensive Retinol RepairNia 24 Intensive Retinol Repair
  • Continuous, deep delivery of Pro-Niacin® strengthens the skin barrier.
  • Pro-Niacin® is clinically shown to visibly improve skin tone, texture and hyperpigmentation.
  • Retinol increases cell turnover and collagen to improve texture, tone, smoothness, firmness.
  • Botanical Complex of Enteromorpha Compressa Extract (seaweed) and Caesalpinia Spinosa Gumactive promote a stronger dermal matrix that minimizes wrinkles.
  • Hexapeptide stimulates high quality collagen with peptides to fight wrinkles.
  • Sodium Hyaluronate is a potent humectant that hydrates skin and locks in moisture.

Nia 24 Intensive Retinol RepairI find the NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair to be gentle and very effective. The packaging is perfect for keeping the efficacy of the retinol and while it increases cell turnover it doesn’t leave skin dry or irritated. This is about as perfect as a retinol product gets.

If your birthday count is now also competing with your wrinkle count, I highly recommend you try a retinol product – and the NIA24 Intensive Retinol Repair is a fantastic way to go.  – Lisa

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