RoC Skincare is spoiling one of you with a giant giveaway

You’ve heard Lisa and Marcia talk about RoC skincare many times. We became ambassadors for the line because we know how effective it is and how economical it is compared to so many other lines available. RoC is easy to find since your favorite stores like CVS, Walgreen, Kmart, Walmart, Target etc. carry the line. You’ll often find sales and specials for the line too.  Now look what RoC is offering to one US subscriber:

RoC Holiday Gift Basket

RoC Holiday Gift Basket

And if that’s not enough to make you happy how about this?

RoC Holiday Giveaway g.c.

RoC Holiday Giveaway g.c.

This is a gift that you want to arrive on your doorstep any day of the year.

Here are some of the products you’ll receive and why they are so fabulous:

NEW RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Night Cream

Clinically proven to show visible results in wrinkles, radiance, texture and softness of skin

NEW RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Sensitive Eye Cream

Clinically proven to show visible improvements in fine lines, crow’s feet , under eye wrinkles and dark circles

Gentler, yet effective retinol formula for retinol sensitive skin and retinol beginners

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System

Two-step system for maximum results

  1. Anti-Wrinkle Treatment with RoC® RETINOL to smooth deep wrinkles
  2. Resurfacing Serum with E-PULSE® Technology to boost radiance

RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Designed to deliver powerful age-fighting results, while being gentle enough for everyday use

RoC® MULTI CORREXION® 5 in 1 Eye Cream

In a clinical study, women saw noticeable improvements in the following in as little as four weeks:

  1. Dark circles appeared visibly reduced  2. Under-eye puffiness appeared diminished

RoC® MAX Resurfacing Facial Cleanser

  1. Smoothing micro-spheres exfoliate away all traces of dirt, oil and dead skin that can interfere with absorption of anti-aging ingredients

RoC® RETINOL CORREXION® Max Wrinkle Resurfacing System

  1. Improves the look of wrinkles around the eyes, forehead and cheek while also improving the overall signs of damage associated with sun exposure.  Two-step system for maximum results

    1. Anti-Wrinkle Treatment with RoC® RETINOL to smooth deep wrinkles
    2. Resurfacing Serum with E-PULSE® Technology to boost radiance

12 products to make your skin better than ever. With winter already upon us we are excited to share this wonderful skincare to help protect your skin from the elements and from aging.

Giveaway begins today 12/14/14 and goes through 12/29/14. This won’t arrive until after the New Year but that’s when you are most likely to need both the skincare and the money from Visa! This is open for US only. The rafflecopter has the options. Be sure to come back daily to tweet since the more options you have, the better your chances of winning. If comments close please comment on Facebook or email to beautyinfozone@gmail.com. Lots and lots of luck!! — Marcia and Lisa

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MDSUN Super Hydration B Serum and Intensive Eye Gel

MDSUN Skincare, the cosmeceutical line created by Dr. George Sun, is an intriguing line that features some of the most effective skin care ingredients available.  They recently sent us their Super Hydration B Serum ($85) and Intensive Eye Gel ($105) to test, which proved to be an impressive introduction to this line.

MDSUN Super Hydration B Serum and Intensive Eye Serum

The Super Hydration B Serum is a skin treatment that is housed in one of the most beautiful bottles I have ever seen for a serum.  Usually serums have rather boring packaging, but the silver and blue glass bottle is a stunner!  Of course, looks aren’t everything and it’s what is inside that counts.  This serum has great ingredients that hydrate and smooth skin.  Here are the benefits listed on the web page:

MDSUN Super Hydration B Serum

  • Spreads easily and fast absorbing, non-greasy finish
  • Nourishes and hydrates the skin for a glowing complexion
  • Leaves your skin feeling exceptionally smooth
  • Protects against moisture loss and oxidative damage

The major ingredients include sodium hyaluronate, which is the salt form of skin plumping hyaluronic acid; panthenol, which is another name for vitamin B5, which keeps skin healthy and blemish-free; plus gluconolactone and lactobionic acid, which are similar to AHAs but less likely to irritate skin.  These ingredients reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

I use this serum morning and night after cleansing and before moisturizing, and it leaves my skin looking and feeling great.  Because it helps skin retain moisture, it plumps up fine lines and wrinkles and definitely improves their appearance.  I know I will use every last drop of this serum and it is on my repurchase list.

MDSUN Intensive Eye Serum

MDSUN Intensive Eye Gel also has very attractive packaging.  The bottle is a cheery, sunny yellow – and so is the eye gel!  It definitely took me aback the first time I tried it.  This eye gel has lots of powerful antioxidants and vitamins to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles.  The benefits include:

  • Dark Eye Circles – high concentrations of Vitamin K work decrease the venous condition that causes dark eye circles
  • Pigmentation – ascorbic acid works to reduce melanin pigmentation
  • Static Wrinkles/Movement Wrinkles – oat extracts for hydration and arginine for improving wrinkles
  • Puffiness – anti-inflammatory ingredients reduce swelling and soothe skin
  • Lightweight, fast absorbing texture is perfect for oily/combination skin
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Fragrance free
  • Paraben free

The major ingredients include Vitamin K1, an anti-inflammatory that helps reduce dark circles; acetyl hexapeptide-8, which is a cell-communicating peptide; ubiquinone CoQ10, which stimulates collagen production and heals UV damage; and ascorbic acid, a type of vitamin C that works as an antioxidant.

I use this eye gel morning and night and am very pleased with the results.  I prefer an eye cream over an eye gel, but the gel is certainly calming to the eye area and it minimizes puffy morning eyes.  I will keep using this in the a.m. and will probably switch to an eye cream for night.

MDSUN Intensive Eye Serum and Super Hydration B Serum

Overall, I am quite impressed with these two products.  The packaging is stellar and the product formulas are elegant with extremely effective ingredients.   I think this is a line to get excited about, and I can’t wait to try more of MDSUN Skincare.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

RoC helps stop the ravages of time with a giveaway

RoC Retinol Correxion

RoC Retinol Correxion

As Ambassadors for RoC skincare we are always excited to use their products. RoC recently sent three of their best sellers and we are sharing with one of our wonderful readers with a giveaway. #gotitfree

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM is the backbone of this trio. It can be used once or twice a day to make your skin feel ultra smooth. It contains Vitamin E and retinol to help you with your deepest wrinkles and make them appear lessened. Like a lot of RoC products this does have a fragrance but one that is worthwhile when considering the benefits.

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE SERUM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION EYE CREAM can also be used day and night. This is my personal favorite of these three products. This helps with puffiness and dark circles, the bane of many of our existences.

RoC RETINOL CORREXION EYE CREAM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION EYE CREAM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE NIGHT CREAM obviously is used just at night. This is a lightweight moisturizer that packs in Vitamin C and Retinol to work while you aren’t.

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE NIGHT CREAM

RoC RETINOL CORREXION DEEP WRINKLE NIGHT CREAM

Along with great ingedients, a wonderful reputation and packaging that keeps your products fresh and bacteria free, RoC is the skincare company you want for your aging needs.

The giveaway is for these 3 products and is US only. It is open through December 10th at 11:59 p.m. If comments close please comment on our Facebook page or email to beautyinfozone@gmail.com for it to be an entry. Lots of luck and lots of beautiful skin with RoC. #gotitfree — Marcia

RoC Retinold Correxion prize

RoC Retinold Correxion prize

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Create your own Dove Beauty Chain!

Who hasn’t used the Dove Beauty Bar?  It’s been a staple of skin care since 1957, and this classic combo of moisturizing cream and mild cleansers is still going strong.

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Dove has a new promotion right now that is all about celebrating memories, family bonds, and friendship.  Go to DoveBeautyBar.com to create your very own Dove Beauty Chain, a video that melds photos together into a seamless chain.  It’s a great idea for showing how your daughter has grown through the years, or bringing together the faces of everyone in your BFF group.

Celebrate the beauty of the bar @Dove and make your own unique Dove Beauty Chain!  – Lisa

Dove Beauty Chain

A line for healthy, active, balanced women: Lady Soma Skin Care

There’s a whole lot more to great skin than slapping on some moisturizer now and then.  I am always excited when I discover a skin care line that take a more holistic approach to skin care, and Lady Soma is a great example.  Lady Soma says their line is a comprehensive collection for healthy, active and balanced women.  They are all about truth is labeling and ingredient safety, and the care and pride put into their products is impossible to miss.

Lady Soma Skin Care

Lady Soma Skin Care

Lady Soma (the word ‘soma’ is Greek for ‘body’) sent us a few products to test, and today I have reviews of the Somaluxe Face Cleanser and the Antioxidant Berry Masque.

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

Somaluxe Face Cleanser

The Somaluxe Face Cleanser (8 oz, normally $24 on sale for $16) is a gel cleanser that not only melts away dirt and makeup, it also treats the skin with antioxidants.  Great ingredients include vitamin C, tea tree oil, and aloe vera.  This is a terrific gentle cleanser that keeps on treating skin even after it is rinsed off.  Skin is kept moist with aloe vera, and hyaluronic acid and amino acids help to ensure a great complexion.

Lady Soma Antioxidant Berry Masque

Lady Soma Antioxidant Berry Masque

Antioxidant Berry Masque

Antioxidant Berry Masque

If you are looking for a super effective facial mask, the Antioxidant Berry Masque ($32.99) is one you want on your list.  As soon as it’s applied, skin starts to warm up and tingle from the major antioxidants including blueberries, cranberries, and vitamins A, C, and E.  This mask also has glycolic (a leave-on exfoliant) and alpha lipoic acids (a topical enzyme that is a terrific antioxidant).

This is a very powerful and effective mask that eliminates dead skin cells in about 8 minutes.  It is definitely a winner.

For a holistic approach to skin care, take a look at Lady Soma.  In addition to great skin care products, they also have some of the best supplements on the market.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Somaluxe Face Cleanser ingredients:  Organic Herbs, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (from coconuts), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), MSM, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Carbomer, Amino Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, Wildcrafted Wild Cherry, Wildcrafted Dandelion, Wildcrafted Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright), Olive Oil, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Borage Oil, Orange Peel Tincture, Oregano Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

Antioxidant Berry Masque Ingredients:

Happy birthday Glossybox! August 2014 Glossybox review

Happy birthday and happy third anniversary, Glossybox!  I can’t believe it’s been that long.  Glossybox has mastered the art of delivering full and sample-sized surprise collections of goodies from unique and interesting lines.  $21 a month is a wonderfully affordable way to treat yourself, especially when the value is always well over that – the retail value of the Glossybox they sent us for August is $64.

Happy birthday or happy anniversary?  I guess it's both!  August 2014 Glossybox

Happy birthday or happy anniversary? I guess it’s both! August 2014 Glossybox

a peek inside August 2014 Glossybox

a peek inside August 2014 Glossybox

The August box has four sample sized products and two full-sized products.

deluxe sample of Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream

deluxe sample of Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream

Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream (deluxe sample, retail value $17)  This is the first I’ve heard of this line, and this moisturizer sounds intriguing.  Ginseng has wound healing properties, collagen supports elasticity, avocado is an emollient and a terrific antioxidant, and wheat germ and sesame oils are great emollients.

deluxe samples of Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

deluxe samples of Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner

Uberliss Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioner (deluxe samples, combined retail value $8) These two hair care products should be extremely hydrating for hair with ingredients like royal jelly and keratin – plus these are sulfate-free.  I am excited to try them out, and they are the perfect size for my upcoming trip out of town.

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner

Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner (mini size, retail value $8)  I absolutely adore my Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, so I literally squealed when I saw this cute mini liquid liner.  I find Skinny Mini is a softer black than the Eye Do Liner, so it’s great to have the choice of dark black or charcoal black.  The applicator is the same, though, and this is and incredibly easy liquid liner to apply.

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish

SpaRitual Nail Polish (full size, retails for $12)  Each box has a different shade, and I got Uncharted, a fuchsia shimmer.  This is a pretty, perky pink that is total fun.  I love pink shades so it’s perfect for me.

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere swatched

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere swatched

Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere (full size, retail value $18.95)  What a gorgeous, glowy cream highlighter – I love this!  It’s a small jar, but it’s so concentrated it will last forever.  The jar was created specially for Glossybox’s third anniversary, and it’s worth the price of the box all by itself.  A little Cashmere tapped onto cheekbones gives a perfect amount of glow.

For me, the stand out items are the Eyeko Skinny Mini Liquid Eyeliner and the Kryolan Highlighter in Cashmere.  However, everything in the August box is going to get play from me!  If you are considering subscribing, I have some codes for extra goodies for you.  Happy birthday and happy anniversary, Glossybox!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

GLOSSYBDAY will get you 20% off a monthly beauty box (through 10/21).  MAGIC will get you a full size Eyeko Black Magic Mascara with your first Glossybox (through 9/26).  HIPGLOSSY will get you a free Boscia BB Cream with any new subscription (through 9/30).

$940 of skin care up for grabs! Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Mask review and giveaway

Onsen Secret GiveawayIt’s getting hot, hot, hot!  Today we have two Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Masks ($470) to give away, so read on for a review and the chance to win one of the best Beauty Info Zone giveaways ever.

Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Mask...just love the space-age packaging!

Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Mask…just love the space-age packaging!

Onsen Secret is a high-end Japanese skin care line based on the micro water molecules from the Onsen Hot Springs of Japan.  This active water helps the powerful ingredients penetrate deeper into the skin for real results.  Onsen’s Powder TechnologyTM is a concentration of nutrients that saturate skin with vitamins and minerals to fight free radicals and combat wrinkles.  It also has a Thalassine, a natural ingredient that works to relax muscles in a similar way that Botox does.

Onsen Secret sent the BIZ their Tenseless Heat Mask to test (and 2 more to give away!).  Clenching and tension furrow your expression, and over time these furrows become wrinkles.  The warmth of this mask relaxes away the tension, and the effective ingredients then fight wrinkles, even skin tone, and clarify the complexion.

Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Mask

Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Mask

Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Mask

Onsen Secret Tenseless Heat Mask

Isn’t the packaging awesome?  I absolutely love the sort of ‘Jetsons’ feel.  Along with the spaceship jar, a clear spatula is provided to stir up the beige colored gel-cream mask before application.  Spoon some out and apply to clean skin, and the heat is evident immediately.  It feels warm and relaxing, not uncomfortably hot.  Either splash or mist on some water, and that really activates the warmth.  The mask doesn’t harden, it stays soft and moist and rinses off easily.

Onsen Secret recommends using the mask for 30 consecutive days for the best results.  After the first use, my skin felt wonderfully soft and was super smooth.  I definitely noticed a more glowy complexion, and over time I see clearer skin with smaller pores, no blackheads or blemishes, and a more even skin tone.  If you really want to indulge, use the mask in conjunction with the Tenseless Serum in the morning and the Tenseless Cream at night – reviews are coming up soon for those two products!

It feels positively sinful to use a facial mask that is this expensive…it’s no secret that there are more of us who can’t afford a $470 skin care product than there are who can.  So why not take a chance and enter our amazing giveaway today?  Onsen Secret has very generously offered to give TWO Beauty Info Zone readers one of these fantastic masks, so your odds of winning are even better.  This giveaway is U.S. only and end September 30th.  Please follow the rules…we will be checking!

This is one hot giveaway, so enter now…and good luck!  – Lisa

*product reviewed and giveaway prizes courtesy of Onsen Secret

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Ingredients:  Micro Water Complex™, (proprietary complex of Calcium Carbonate Ore, Tourmaline Ceramics, Coral Fossil, Binchotan-Charcoal, Maifanshi-Stone, Dechlorine Ceramics, Aomori Hiba-Tree in an aqueous solution), Zeolite, PEG-8, Kaolin, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Bentonite, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Ethylhexylglycerine, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxide (CI 77492)

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