Susan Posnick knows how to give good face with ColorFlo and ColorCorrect

Susan Posnick ColorFlo Foundation

Susan Posnick ColorFlo Foundation

Susan Posnick has created some great innovative products but what really stands out about the line is her method of delivery. We’ve been sent some Susan Posnick products for review and are impressed with what we’ve found. ColorFlo is an unusual foundation because the packaging is mineral foundation in a self-dispensing refillable brush. With 12 foundation shades from Porcelain to Chestnut you are sure to find a match. And to make it even easier if you look at the link you’ll see models and the right shade for them. On those same models they will also picture the ColorCorrect Pencil that works best for your skintone.

ColorFlo is a natural mineral foundation that helps block the sun. It has a natural SPF so no numbers are assigned. This foundation is so gentle that it’s recommended to be used even if you’ve recently had dermalogical work done like facials, light peels or photo facials. There are many benefits that Susan Posnick shares about the foundation.susan posnick awardBenefits: 

  •  Invisible finish with flawless coverage-your skin….better
  •  Quick and easy application and sun protection
  •  Compact and portable-great for travel, even goes with you on the plane
  •  Enriched with Vitamins A and E to nourish the skin
  •  Softens fine lines and doesn’t crease
  •  Water and sweat resistant
  •  Hypo-allergenic, non-comedogenic, and anti -bacterial
  •  Environmentally thoughtful, with a refillable container

Lisa’s ColorFlo review

SIMPLY BRUSH AND GO COLORFLO mineral foundation ($68) is a truly terrific mineral powder foundation. I am completely in love with the ingenius packaging and refill option. The mineral makeup is in the base of the brush; just one flick of the wrist and the brush fills with the powder foundation.

Susan Posnick foundation

Susan Posnick ColorFlo foundation

the brush

the brush

fills with loose powder foundation

fills with loose powder foundation

pull the brush protector up so the brush doesn't splay

pull the plastic sleeve brush protector up so the brush doesn’t splay

This is THE perfect foundation for traveling thanks to the amazing packaging. The foundation gives medium coverage as well as sun protection. It does not look powdery on, more along the lines of smooth and creamy. The finish is beautiful and glowy. I find it does a terrific job of covering redness in particular. I use this on my face, neck, chest…it even works on arms, hands, and legs to cover up veins and discoloration. It also works great as a finishing powder.

shade

Susan Posnick Simply Brush and Go COLORFLO in shade M3

There is great depth in terms of shades offered, with 12 shades from Porcelain to Chestnut. My perfect shade is M3, Light Neutral. The foundation has nine ingredients, including zinc oxide to block UVA rays and lots of antioxidants like vitamins A and E. It does have Bismuth in it, which I know bothers some people, but I have been using the foundation for several weeks and it hasn’t broken me out at all.

my Susan Posnick FOD

my Susan Posnick FOD

Overall, I really love this foundation and throw it in my purse every morning. It’s great over other foundation or just by itself!

Marcia’s ColorFlo shade and ColorCorrect review

I was sent ColorFlo foundation in M1 Porcelain, their lightest shade. I probably should have gone with M3 aka Light Neutral since the porcelain is so light and ethereal. But that doesn’t mean that I’m not using Porcelain. M1 Porcelain is a shade I’d recommend to you as a finishing/setting powder. It’s great for me to use at home or out & about. The packaging keeps it from spilling and I don’t need any other tools when I want to “powder my nose”.

Susan Posnick ColorFlo in MI

Susan Posnick ColorFlo in MI

I also received ColorCorrect ($22) which is a dual ended brightening/correcting pencil. While there are only 4 pencils, it’s possible to match every shade of their foundation. To help match the company has a great Shade Selector but you can also use this chart:

  • Use C1 with COLORFLO shades M1-M5
  • Use C2 with COLORFLO shades M5-M8
  • Use C3 with COLORFLO shades M8-M11
  • Use C4 with COLORFLO shades M9-M12

    Susan Posnick ColorCorrect (C1)

    Susan Posnick ColorCorrect (C1)

I have the pencil in C1 and it too is a great tool for home or out & about. One side has the Brightener and the other side the Corrector.

The Brightener has so many uses for me. I’ve used it under my eyes as a concealer; on my browbone as a highlighter; and as an ‘almost’ lipliner to help with making my lips look fuller. I especially like it on the inner corner of my eye since it camouflages the darkness there.

The darker side is the Corrector and that’s very useful for neutralizing discoloration wherever they are. I always have redness by the side of my nose so I can pinpoint this area easily with the pencil. Dot it on a leftover pimple mark, small sunspots and broken capillaries. I use my finger after I’ve applied it and just hold it on the corrector to warm it and then lightly melt it into my skin.

ColorCorrect swatches for C1 (corrector and brightener)

ColorCorrect swatches for C1 (corrector and brightener)

With these Susan Posnick babies I’m ready to go at any time. I think they are a great travel companion (and they never talk back).

You can purchase Susan Posnick products online or go to their finder to see if there’s a store near you that carries the line.

ColorFlo ingredients

ColorFlo ingredients

ColorCorrect ingredients

ColorCorrect ingredients

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RoC Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Perfecting BB Cream is now available (plus we have a giveaway)

You all know about BB Creams. There’s no getting around them anymore. So many brands make them but they are not all created equal. RoC took a long time to come out with their version since they wanted it to be perfect, RoC is a skincare company after all and we are proud to be Roc Ambassadors. roc bb cream

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream uses the ingredients that are important to RoC. This anti-aging product has Broad Spectrum SPF 25 along with all the other ingredients that they are proud to use like RoC Retinol. The company wasn’t going to bring out a product that they couldn’t be proud to have their name on. Both Marcia and Lisa have used this product and are sharing their thoughts. Be sure to read to the end for a chance to be one of two winners of this great BB Cream.

MARCIA’S VIEWS:

I probably shouldn’t be the one that goes first on today’s Side by Side review since I have such mixed feelings about the Multi-Complexion BB Cream. I love it on one hand and am angry at it on the other hand.

Roc Multi-Corrextion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

Roc Multi-Corrextion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

I love it because it uses the ingredients that are so important in our skincare. (list at the bottom) It’s infused with Roc Retinol and has SPF 25.  It’s meant to hydrate, even out skin coloring, protect from the sun and make your skin look smooth. What more can we ask of it?

Roc BB Cream swatched on Marcia

Roc BB Cream swatched on Marcia

whoops, shade doesn't work!!

whoops, shade doesn’t work!!

I am angry at it though because it only comes in one color and that color is too dark for me. The finish is great when it’s on my skin but the color makes it impossible for me to wear. I’m usually the lightest or second lightest shade in face products. My feeling is that if this shade works for you that you’re going to love it. I hope that RoC takes notice and introduces this in other shades to match more skintones.

LISA’S VIEWS:

Lucky for me, my skin is a few shades darker than Marcia’s so I think the color is perfect.

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream

RoC BB Cream applicator

RoC BB Cream applicator

It comes in a terrific airless pump that ensures the efficacy of the all those skin-perfecting ingredients like the RoC Retinol  and SPF 25. That means that while you instantly get a more even and brighter skin tone you are also fighting fine lines and wrinkles. Gotta love multi-tasking!

RoC BB Cream

RoC BB Cream

RoC BB Cream

RoC BB Cream sheered out a bit

The coverage is a little more sheer than what a full coverage gal like me wants, but once I start faux-tanning for the summer this is going to be great. It has ‘color adapting technology’, so while it’s a little too dark for lighter shades like Marcia and too light for dark skin tones, it will work great for everyone else on the skin tone spectrum. Those who want brighter, more even toned skin will be very happy with this BB Cream.

GIVEAWAY: RoC has graciously offered a giveaway to two different US residents of  RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Perfecting BB Cream. The giveaway goes through 4/21/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. We will be asking winners to provide their address (no PO boxes) and phone number for delivery.

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Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7%…Purpose: Sunscreen, Octisalate 3%…Purpose: Sunscreen, Titanium Dioxide 6.6%…Sunscreen. Inactive: Water, Isopropyl Isostearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-75 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isotearyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Polysilicone-11, Methylparaben, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Silica, Propylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Ethylparaben, BHT, Erythorbic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Retinol, Arginine, Ammonium Polyacryloldimethyl Taurate, Fragrance, Lauroyl Lysine, Iron Oxides.

Active Ingredient

Active Ingredients

Inactive ingredients

Inactive ingredients

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Side by Side: Make Up For Ever HD Second Skin Cream Blush

Make Up For Ever HD Second Skin Cream Blush, where you have been all our lives??

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush

Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush

Make Up For Ever HD Cream blush - 6 gorgeous shades

Make Up For Ever HD Cream blush – 6 gorgeous shades

HD Second Skin Cream Blush ($26), the latest launch in the Make Up For Ever High Definition collection, is extraordinary. This wonderfully natural looking cream blush melds into skin, providing a true glow-from-within look that is perfect enough for camera close-ups. It blends in perfectly thanks to the silicone oils, dry oils, and waxes, while silica powders and synthetic mica create a truly satin texture. Add in the Mother-of-Pearl and powerful pigments for gorgeous color and this cream blush has it all. The lightweight compact includes a mirror while application techniques range from fingertips to sponge to brushes.

Here is what Lisa and Marcia think of the six gorgeous colors that were sent to the BIZ.

Lisa’s Side:

This blush is, in a word, DREAMY.  I am completely, head over heels in love.  They are a joy to apply (I start with a brush then finish blending in with my fingers) and they have amazing longevity. The texture fascinates me – they aren’t sticky at all and they have a gorgeous satin finish. Swoon!! They are my favorite cream blushes possibly ever.

Lisa's shades, left to right:

Lisa’s shades, left to right:  215, 310, 510

I tend to go for darker blush shades than Marcia, so I chose 215, 310, and 510 to review.

215, Flamingo Pink, is a coral-pink that is a perfect spring shade. This is a warm shade that is a great coral option for those who want more of the pink and less of the orange tones.

215

215 Flamingo Pink

310, Rosewood, is a pretty rose shade with brown undertones. Rose can look a little ‘old lady’ish, but not this one! This shade really brightens up my look and is a fantastic blush that isn’t too light or too dark…it’s just right.

310

310 Rosewood

510, Raspberry, is a deep berry that I was a little concerned would be too dark for my light/medium skin tone. However, it is absolutely gorgeous on. A little goes a long way and with a light hand it really makes cheeks pop and gives that Snow White/just in from a run look. Those of you with deeper skin tones will absolutely love this color.

510

510 Raspberry

swatched left to right:

swatched left to right:  215, 310, 510

 

Marcia’s Side:

Make Up For Ever 220, 225, 330

Make Up For Ever 220, 225, 330

Make Up For Ever HD Cream blush in 210, 225, 330

Make Up For Ever HD Cream blush in 210, 225, 330

Look at those gorgeous shades of blush! To me it’s like looking at a little piece of heaven on earth. I adore cream blush and will pick a cream over a powder any day. Of course I love powder blush too but I find it easier to work with most cream blushes especially now that I’m older and my skin isn’t oily. Make Up For Ever brought out 16 shades so that there’s something for everyone.

The ones I’m showing you are perfect for my fair cool skintone. These blend like a dream and are never the least bit tacky or greasy. They blend so easily and look like a second skin once on. They can easily be built up to a darker shade if you want. My preference is to use my fingers with these. My skin warms up the blush and allows it to meld onto my cheeks.

Make Up For Ever HD Blush in 210 is perfectly described as a Cool Pink. It’s the darkest of the three I have but that doesn’t mean it’s dark. This definitely looks best on skin that wants to wear a pink that’s cool. On me it’s a breath of fresh air. It’s a crisp pink without any muddiness to it.

210

210 Cool Pink

Make Up For Ever Cool Pink 210

Make Up For Ever Cool Pink 210

225, Peachy Pink is more peachy than it is pink. When I look at this I’m reminded of a Georgia peach with its slight pinkness that makes you want to bite into it. Once on my skin it does not have the orange appearance that it has in person. It’s very mellow and refreshing on, the perfect blush to wear with warmer shades of eyeshadow.

MUFE HD in 225

MUFE HD in 225

MUFE HD cream blush in 225

MUFE HD cream blush in 225

330, Rosy Plum is probably the most universal of the three shades I have. This is the one that’s always sold out at Sephora where these are exclusively carried. There’s a reason for that – it’s fabulous once on. It looks very natural on, never garish, and works well with any tones I use on my eyes. 330 is more of a chameleon in that way. You won’t have a bit of trouble finding the right lip color to wear with this one. You will have more trouble finding it to buy so jump on it if you see it.

330

330

MUFE 330 swatch

MUFE 330 swatch

These three cream blushes are all I’ve been using lately and I plan to buy more. The swatches on Sephora or Make Up For Ever’s websites aren’t perfect so I’m going to get myself to the store to play and buy.

Even if you think you aren’t a candidate to wear cream blush, do yourself a favor and go try these out. We think you’ll be very pleasantly surprised by the wear and blendability of these and we’re sure you’ll find a color you can’t live without.

*sent for editorial consideration

 

It’s time for a giveaway! Jord Wood Watches review and giveaway



JORD Wood Watches, the completely unconventional watch company, is giving some ‘wrist candy’ to Beauty Info Zone readers in today’s giveaway!  JORD Wood Watches are all about getting back to nature. Instead of the traditional metal and rubber, their watches are made from different types of wood from all over the world. Because each piece of wood has its own natural grain and color, every single watch is unique.  Their watches are unlike anything else on the timepiece market, and their products are made from sustainable material and high quality Quartz movement. They also have great giveaways each month on their website.  Here’s what happening this month:

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Hashtag your photos on Instagram & Twitter to spread the word. Show us your Jord Wood Watch in the wild and get featured on our site. Earn a chance at some awesome monthly prizes along the way…

Let’s see what Lisa and Marcia have to say about their JORD Watches and then enter to win a beautiful JORD Wood Watch for yourself or your significant other!

Lisa’s watch:

My watch is the Sully Series Black and Maple ($139), which is a larger faced watch that is perfect for the man in your life. The Sully series comes in either contrasting wood colors (maple, cherry and maple) or a single wood color (natural green or cherry). There are different options for the watch face color, mine is black. The Sully watches include a Citizen Miyota Quartz movement.

Jord Watch

Jord Watches Sully Series Black and Maple watch

In the handsome packaging

In the handsome packaging

the face is made of wood

the face is also made of wood

Here are the specific dimensions:

  • Hardened, Scratch-proof glass face: 33mm diameter
  • Frame / bezel: 41mm diameter
  • Band width: 25mm
  • Lug ends: 51mm
  • Single action locking clasp (stainless steel)
  • 3-hand Citizen Miyota Quarts movement
love the side detailing

love the side detailing

the band is completely made of wood

the contrasting colored band is completely made of wood

The Jord Watch

The Jord Watch Sully Series Black and Maple Watch

a big enough watch face to fit my husband's rugged Popeye hands

a big enough watch face to fit my husband’s rugged Popeye hands

It is beyond difficult to find a watch that my husband can wear. He has HUGE hands and Popeye forearms, so he dwarfs most watches and they end up looking silly on him. The Sully Series in Black and Maple has that large 33mm watch face so it is perfect for him. And boy, has this been a conversation piece! He tells me he gets all kinds of questions about the watch and people are simply fascinated that it’s made from maple wood. This is a really neat departure from typical time pieces and it is an accessory that gets all kinds of attention. I have bought my husband watches that cost five times the amount of this one, but he loves his JORD Wood Watch most of all. High praise from a very picky man!

Marcia’s watch:

I’m the one lucky enough to receive the smaller version that’s meant for women mostly. This is so unlike any watch I’ve ever owned that it makes it that much more fascinating.

Ely series of the Jord Watch

Ely series of the Jord Watch

The ELY Series is available in 4 finishes: Maple, Cherry, Black and Natural Green & Maple (the one I have). This is the smallest face design of the watches that JORD creates. This watch fits me absolutely perfectly. There is nothing I need to do other than to clasp it on my wrist and enjoy it.

the clasp on the Ely series Jord Watch

the clasp on the Ely series Jord Watch

The specific dimensions are:

  • Hardened, Scratch-proof glass face: 26mm diameter
  • Frame / bezel: 34mm diameter
  • Band width: 21.5mm
  • Lug ends: 40mm
  • Single action locking clasp (stainless steel)
  • Premium Citizen Miyota movement with date window
Ely Series from JORD in Natural Green & Maple

Ely Series from JORD in Natural Green & Maple

The watch is surprisingly feminine. At first I wondered what a wood watch would be like to wear and look at but I like the look for my very casual everyday lifestyle. If you saw me I’d be wearing jeans, a tee shirt or no-iron blouse, sturdy shoes and the jewelry I never take off (wedding band and 2 necklaces that my DH gave me over the years). Therefore this watch works perfectly for me. Very casual and a little rugged.  Plus the color looks good with all my nail polish choices.

Lisa didn’t really mention the packaging but it deserves to be mentioned since it is extremely well done and would help make this a gift to be admired.

JORD box

JORD box

inside the box

inside the box

One thing worth noting is that this is the first watch that I’ve been able to wear for a full day. I developed an allergy/reaction to most metals and get rashes normally. But my Ely Series JORD watch hasn’t produced any of that. I’m happy to be able to comfortably wear this watch since I’m always watching to see what time it is when I have my new granddaughter (naps, feeding etc).

JORD Ely series - no numbers

JORD Ely series – no numbers

Both Lisa and I are thrilled with our watches and we are excited that the JORD Watch company has offered one BIZ subscriber one of these in a giveaway. This giveaway is open for US only through 4/4/14 at 11:44 p.m. EST. The winner will be able to pick between the two watches shown in our review. Good luck with this great giveaway. Don’t forget to come back daily to tweet for more entries too.

 
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Save your skin with AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care (giveaway inside)

AmLactin (facebook page)

AmLactin (facebook page)

One day it snows and snows and snows. The next day the temperatures drop way below freezing. Then suddenly we have a warm up and it’s in the high 40’s. Who knows what tomorrow or next week will bring! We are all dealing with the colder temperatures and the drier winter air which is sucking the moisture from our skin. It doesn’t matter if you live in North Dakota, California or North Carolina because we all seem to be affected by the drastic changes in weather. Even with spring officially starting in a few days, we just can’t seem to trust Mother Nature nowadays.

the AmLactin line of products

the AmLactin line of products

Luckily for us (and for you) AmLactin® Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care has sent two products for the BIZ to review and have agreed to a giveaway for one of our US readers. AmLactin® has one major difference that makes it stand out from all the lotion companies around and that’s the power of lactic acid.

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Skin Care has been a favorite of dermatologists for years. The strength of the AHA in the products they subscribe used to be the highest level of AHA you could get; now though the over-the-counter AmLactin products will help keep you from getting to the point that you need a dermatologist to relieve severely dry skin.

Marcia’s review of AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion

I have one big problem with reviewing AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion (approximately $13.99) and that is that I can never find it when I need it. There’s this man that I’m married to who thinks that this moisturizing body lotion is there for him. Since it doesn’t look girly and it has no fragrance, he often appropriates it.

AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion

AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion

I’ve learned to grab this and put it by my sink so that when I step out of the shower it’s ready to smother my body with. Since I’ve started using the AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion I’ve noticed much less itchy skin and no flakes either.

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Moisturizing Body Lotion

AmLactin Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy Moisturizing Body Lotion

If you can read the label you can see what it does – gently exfoliates and intensely hydrates. For me it’s very important that it’s fragrance free and non-greasy. I have other products that I use on my legs. I don’t have others right now that I use on my body or arms though and that’s because I am so sensitive to smell.

AmLactin® Moisturizing Body Lotion has a special formula with clinically proven 12% lactic acid that’s pH-balanced for the skin. The lactic acid mentioned is a naturally occurring humectant for the skin. There’s an affinity for water molecules to help keep skin hydrated with this lotion. When your body retains moisture, it’s going to feel softer and smoother.

AmLactin Body Lotion

AmLactin Body Lotion

You won’t notice the exfoliation since it’s doing its job behind the scenes. It’s like a secret agent. It’s encouraging natural skin cell renewal through exfoliation and then delivering hydration to your skin. Tricky and wonderful at the same time.

 

Lisa’s review of AmLactin® Hydrating Body Cream

Do you have dry skin patches, Keratosis Pelaris (red bumps on arms or legs), or sun damaged skin? Then you want AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream ($15.99).

AmLactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream

AmLactin Ultra Hydrating Body Cream

Triple Action Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy

Triple Action Alpha-Hydroxy Therapy

This extremely thick, fragrance-free body cream is exactly what severely dry skin wants! The combination of alpha-hydroxy acid and super rich emolliants will cure your skin woes and make sure they never come back. The alpha-hydroxy acids exfoliate away those bumps and flakes, and the mineral oil and glycerin softens and repairs like crazy.

super thick!

super thick!

The ‘triple action’ is the triple-threat combination of alpha-hydroxy acid, rich humectants, and creamy emollients. This is a really, really, really thick body cream and you don’t need much – the swatch above is probably enough for my arms and legs with some to spare. One tube will last you a very long time. If you suffer from dry skin, even extremely rough dry skin, you are going to fall in love with this!

You can find AmLactin products easily online and at stores like Target, Walmart, drugstores and even Costco!

Giveaway information: One US subscriber will win these products- One full-size AmLactin Ultra (4.9 oz tube), One full-size AmLactin Foot Cream (3 oz.), One travel-sized AmLactin Cerapeutic (2 oz.), One travel-sized AmLactin Moisturizing Body Lotion (2 oz). Use the Rafflecopter to enter. This giveaway is open through 3/26/14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. When the giveaway is over Rafflecopter will be used to choose the winner. The winning entry will be validated and if it’s not valid then another winner will be chosen. This terrific prize will be sent by AmLactin to the winner.

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Two eye creams from Kate Somerville – you’ll have trouble choosing just one!

 

kate somerville logoToday’s Kate Somerville review is going to make you a little crazy. We have two eye creams to tempt you with and when you are done reading you won’t know which to choose. But we are sure you will want to select one since they are that good. Kate Somerville is a wonderful line for those of us that want anti-aging products. Your eye area is usually the first place that show lines. We hear about women in their 20′s who are already concerned with fine lines and crow’s feet and that only increases as you get older. But you can help stave away the years with the Kate Somerville line.

As Kate Somerville says: Smooth and soften fragile skin to fight the signs of time.

The delicate contours around the eyes and lips are often the first to reveal fine lines. Yet, a little extra care – and the right blend of sophisticated ingredients – can yield remarkably renewing results. My highly effective eye and lip treatments utilize advanced anti-aging formulas that work hard to repair and revive.

Marcia’s eye cream:

Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

Kate Somerville KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

I am so lucky that I have been able to test KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream. This is such a luxury product and one that makes me feel like my under eye area is more youthful appearing than ever. The KateCeuticals products are a particular segment of Kate Somerville. This is the creme de la crème of her already amazing line. KateCeuticals are age-defying products created to leave us illuminated and healthier looking. They contain high-performance ingredients and Anti-aging Actives to improve the appearance of firmness and combined them with luxurious Fruit Extracts and powerful Antioxidants to restore and renew skin.

I’m totally in love with the fact that Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream is able to lift the appearance of the skin under my eyes and make the area look less lined. I’m very critical when I take pictures of my eyes for the blog and have cut back on photos because of that. But I’m noticing a rejuvenation that is thrilling me.

the airless top

the airless top

This eye cream ($135) is in a wonderful airless container. I push down gently on the top and out comes the perfect amount to pat under both eyes. If I push too hard and get too much I’ll just use the excess on the driest sections of my face. I’m not going to waste a precious drop of this.

One push down is enough for both eyes

One push down is enough for both eyes

There are 6 powerful ingredients that make Multi-Active Repair stand out from the crowd. It is loaded with Peptides to prevent the breakdown of elastin as well as add major hydration to the eye area. 1) Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract (from an Indian tree well-known in Ayurvedic medicine) helps plump the skin from the inside. 2) Blackberry Leaf Extract inhibits the breakdown of collagen  3) Natural Sugar Beet Root Extract then promotes collagen production and adds moisturization. 4) Long term hydration is aided by a special blend of Soybean Lipid Extracts. 5) Natural Herbal Extracts improve luminosity as well as evens out skin texture and tone. 6) To help with undereye puffiness there’s caffeine in the formula. And as if that weren’t enough there are Color-Correcting Micro Pearls that minimize the appearance of dark circles.

KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream

This is an extremely smooth eye cream that works well both day and night. I like to put it on early in my skincare routine and find it doesn’t interfere with makeup. After it soaks in for a short time (less than a minute), my undereye area feels softer than ever and is ready for me to use a concealer. While this is an expensive product, I don’t believe in skimping on the skin under my eyes. I want to remain youthful looking for as long as possible and KateCeuticals Multi-Active Repair Eye Cream is a product that I want in to use in my fight against Father Time and Mother Nature.

Lisa’s eye cream:

Well, I must say Marcia, your eye cream sounds pretty terrific. However, I am head over heels in love with the eye cream sent for me to review by Kate Somerville, the Line Release™ Under Eye Repair Cream ($125). Yes, it’s pricey, but the bottle lasts forever and this is an eye cream that really does what it promises.

Kate Somerville Line Release

Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream

The Kate Somerville Line Release™ Under Eye Repair Cream firms the under eye area, reduces puffiness, and brightens dark circles. It is moisturizing enough to soothe dry skin and not so heavy that it won’t work for very oily skin. It has a silicone base so it’s wonderful to use before applying makeup. The packaging is absolutely perfect, with an airless pump that also had a really cool see-through strip on the side so you can actually see how much product is left!

Love the packaging!

Love the packaging!

You can see how much product is left

You can see how much product is left – I am about half way through my bottle after 2 months of use

The eye cream’s texture is nice and light, so it soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave the under eye area tacky or sticky.

Kate Somerville Line Release swatch

Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream swatch

This elegant eye cream has no fragrance, which is a huge plus. The silicones leave skin super soft and the ingredients include tons of cell-communicating ingredients, antioxidants, and ceramides.

Kate Somerville says, “In a clinical test*, Line Release™ Under Eye Repair Cream instantly firmed, lifted, and smoothed the appearance of skin. This unbelievably lightweight formula diminishes the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, leaving you rejuvenated and refreshed.

  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-3 is intended to make the eyes appear lifted and more contoured.
  • Tripeptide reduces the visible depth of expression lines.
  • Matrixyl™ 3000 is formulated to significantly reduce the look of puffiness and dark circles.
  • Light Diffusing Pearls help minimize the look of dark circles and illuminate the entire eye area.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E provide a powerful Antioxidant boost to skin.
  • Soybean protein moisturizes skin.
  • Cucumber Extract conditions and soothes skin.

* Results based on an independent Clinical Study.”

Based upon my independent testing, I would have to agree.  This is a terrific eye cream.

Now that you’ve seen these two and read about our individual love for them, which would you choose? Believe us, there’s no wrong answer!

*sent for editorial consideration

Got sleep wrinkles? Check out our Side by Side JuveRest Sleep Wrinkle Pillow review

Sleep wrinkles…did you even know you were at risk for them?? Yes, the way you sleep at night can affect the amount of wrinkles you have. JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow (pillow and cover are $180) allows you to sleep on your back or your side with perfect posture, lessening any compression on your face and reducing sleep wrinkles.

Every night while you get your beauty sleep, you are also creating wrinkles as your face kind of smushes into your pillow. According to JuveRest, there are only two ways to stop this:

  • Sleep on your back
  • Sleep on JuveRest® The Sleep Wrinkle Pillow

juverest before and after

The pillow helps you sleep with good posture, gives support to your face and neck, and allows air to properly circulate which is especially fantastic if you are going through the hot flash stage.  JuveRest sent the BIZ two pillows to try, and here’s what Lisa and Marcia thought about this cure for the dreaded sleep wrinkles.

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Lisa’s Side:

I am a side sleeper, so sleep wrinkles are a huge possibility for me.  I don’t sleep on my back or my stomach, just on my side – in fact, only on my right side.  That results in one side of my face having more wrinkles than the other – not a pretty look. So I was excited to try the JuveRest® pillow…and was astonished at how big it is! I mean this pillow is so huge it was difficult to even take pictures of it.

This is not a soft pillow. It is very dense and firm and it gives absolute anatomical support and proper spine alignment. When I sleep on my side, it most definitely minimizes those compression forces. It also ensures that you won’t be switching to your stomach to sleep, which is the absolute worst position for sleep wrinkle creation.

For side sleepers

For side sleepers

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The really funny thing is that my husband keeps stealing this pillow from me. He loves the firmness of the pillow and as a back sleeper, it’s excellent support for him.  If you are a side sleeper like me, this is certainly a way to continue to enjoy side sleeping without worrying about awful sleep wrinkles…and I have enough to worry about without that adding to my list!

JuveRest pillow

JuveRest pillow

JuveRest for side sleeping

JuveRest for side sleeping

 

Marcia’s Side (or maybe it’s back):Juverest
Lisa and I have a lot of things that are alike but we sleep differently. I sleep on my back. I used to sleep on my side but I have acid reflux and my doctor told me that it was better for me to sleep on my back. It was hard to change but I did it. Now that I have the JuveRest® pillow I’ve found out that back sleeping might not be the way I should be sleeping! I guess it’s worse for people with GERD (acid reflux), sleep apnea and snoring.

JuveRest

JuveRest

But using the JuveRest® encourages back sleeping so I’m A-OK. The good thing about sleeping on your back is that you don’t develop the wrinkles that would be caused by the pillow.

JuveRest back sleeping

JuveRest back sleeping

It wasn’t easy to get used to the JuveRest® pillow. I have to admit I threw it off the bed a few times. The guide up above helped me see the best way to lay my head. I haven’t had lower back pain since I started using this. The best thing to do is to experiment to see which way the JuveRest® pillow is the most comfortable for you. You’ll be doing both your face and your back a big favor using this pillow.

*sent for review

** photos are personal or from http://www.juverest.com/

JuveRest’s site is the best place to purchase this pillow. It’s shipped from Amazon with no shipping charges. It’s also sold at QVC but for a higher rate plus shipping.