Needles no more…Dr. Brandt 3-D Filler Mask review and giveaway #plumpupthevolume

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

 

When you go 3-D, every line and wrinkle has depth, so why not fill that in a bit for smoother skin? Needles and fillers can be daunting (not to mention expensive!) so the BIZ was definitely up for trying the dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask ($95). The tag line for this mask is “Don’t let gravity be your destiny” and we are all for fighting gravity!! We were also particularly interested in the terrific dr. Brandt® #plumpupthevolume campaign, which fosters a national dialogue concerning issues of mental health and well-being and provides insight and support to individuals and families affected by mood disorders.

On top of all that, we have a fantastic giveaway for 3 subscribers!

PR Sample

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Lisa’s Side:  dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is a lovely leave on mask that has some great ingredients, including hyaluronic acid, peptides and something called Adipofill’in Complex. This creamy mask comes with a really nice synthetic application brush that I now use with all of my masks – it’s really terrific. Some nights I look in the mirror and I think, wow, gravity is definitely taking a toll…so I smooth on this mask and then leave it on overnight. It makes my skin feel a little tighter thanks to the polymethyl methacrylate (which is a film-forming agent) and immediately makes my wrinkles less noticeable. The shea butter is definitely soothing as well. In the morning, my skin is smoother, plumped, and younger looking.

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask brush

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask brush

It does have a very light fragrance due to the lavender extract, but it’s soft and dissipates quickly. I use the dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask once a week to make me feel pampered and plumped…and to make living in 3-D a whole lot more pleasant! (Be sure to check out the #FACEFWD Fall Issue for more great dr. Brandt® news).

Dr. Brandt 3D Filler Mask

Marcia’s Side:

While dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is called a mask, it’s nothing like the masks that I normally write about. This is more of a treatment than a mask. I have a sample size of it, the same that 3 people will win, and I use it nightly. This has become an integral part of my nightime routine. The goal of dr. Brandt® Needles No More 3-D Filler Mask is to revolumize, reshape and fill.

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask deluxe sample

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask deluxe sample

The deluxe sample size doesn’t come with the brush or the 3-D glasses but it comes with all the wonderful ingredients that make this treatment a success. I apply it with my fingers, starting at my chin and moving upwards. It’s recommended to then pat more onto areas with fine lines and wrinkles. I leave this on for a minimum of 15 minutes (longer is better) before I apply my moisturizer/night cream.

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask

dr. brandt 3-D filler mask

This creamy mask adds extra moisture to my skin and works while I’m asleep. The fragrance is only noticeable when I first apply it but then within seconds it dissipates. I’ve got a fussy nose and there is nothing to bother it or keep me awake. I’m thrilled to have discovered this tool to help me #plumpupthevolume.

THE DR. BRANDT FOUNDATION

After Dr. Brandt passed away the brand wanted to preserve the legacy he created. There is now The Dr. Brandt Foundation, a nonprofit organization established in partnership with The Miami Foundation. The Foundation’s first campaign, #plumpupthevolume, has been created to foster a national dialogue concerning issues of mental health and well-being, and provide insight and support to individuals affected by mood disorders, and their families.

The sad news is that one person dies by suicide in the U.S. every 13 minutes leading to more than 40,000 deaths a year. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) focuses on promoting awareness, prevention, understanding and hope to reverse this upward trend. To save lives the Dr. Brandt Foundation will aid its efforts in research, education and advocacy. In keeping with the long-held interests of Dr. Brandt, the Foundation will also provide support in the following areas: organizations that work with young artists to enhance their skills and passion for the arts, research of skin diseases, and the Humane Society.

JOIN IN THE FIGHT! Take part in the dr. Brandt® #plumpupthevolume campaign that will began on January 8th, 2016. This nationwide movement is a call-to-action platform that invites Instagrammers everywhere to share their enthusiasm for life and positive thoughts that can motivate others.

IT’S EASY TO JOIN: Take a photo or video of yourself holding a sign that reads “#plumpupthevolume”, tag or follow @drbrandt and post it on Instagram using the same hashtag. Then challenge friends and followers to do the same. For every person that accepts your challenge, dr. brandt skincare® will donate $1 dollar to the Dr. Brandt Foundation. The hashtag #plumpupthevolume calls on all Americans to ‘turn up the volume’ on issues around emotional health and well-being, and sheds new light on their causes, effects and treatments — offering both hope and help to those in need.

Check out full details of the campaign at drbrandtskincare.com/plumpupthevolume.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: We were sent extras of the Deluxe Sample size of dr. brandt needles no more 3-D filler mask. Three of our subscribers will each win one. This giveaway is international so no one is left out. While the sample size is .35 oz, you’d be surprised how long it will last you. I’ve been using mine for weeks and haven’t made a dent in it. We have two requirements to enter our giveaways 1) Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone 2) Comment. The other options are extras to give you more opportunities to win. The giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on 2/22/16. If comments close you can email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Dr. Brandt. Give your comment in the email, click enter, and continue on. Good luck!

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Full Ingredients

WATER (AQUA), BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, METHYLSILANOL HYDROXYPROLINE ASPARTATE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, PHENOXYETHANOL, SILICA, DIMETHYLSILANOL HYALURONATE, LECITHIN, SILANETRIOL, TREHALOSE, XANTHAN GUM, CHLORPHENESIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, PEG-40 STEARATE,HYALURONIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, DISODIUM EDTA, DIETHYLHEXYL ADIPATE,HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, BETAINE, PROPANEDIOL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ORNITHINE, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER OIL, PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE, C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES, GLYCOLIC ACID, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, LACTIC ACID, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, GLYCOLIPIDS, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, PALMITOYL DECAPEPTIDE-21, DECAPEPTIDE-22, OLIGOPEPTIDE-78, ZINC PALMITOYL NONAPEPTIDE-14

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available for purchase at Sephora, Sephora.com and Dr. Brandt.com

I have a Hynt or two for you – read to learn more

Hynt Beauty isn’t a well known brand yet which is one of the reasons I enjoy testing their products and writing about them. I discovered HYNT from the blog Byrdie. They are madly in love with Hynt’s Concealer and recommend it all the time. Of course that meant I had to buy it too. This is the most heavy duty concealer I’ve ever used. If you want something that will take care of discoloration this is the product to try. When I purchased this it came in a tube like below but Duet Concealer is so thick that it wouldn’t budge from the tube. The concealer itself is lightweight but it just hated being penned up inside that tube.

Hynt Duet Perfecting Concealer

Hynt Duet Perfecting Concealer

They’ve repackaged Duet Perfecting Concealer which means that Hynt listens to its customers. While people often complain about jar packaging, I’d much rather get to use the product I buy than mourn the loss of enjoying such a good concealer.

Hynt Duet Concealer in new packaging

Hynt Duet Concealer in new packaging

Hynt Duet Concealer in fair

Hynt Duet Concealer in fair

This is available in 6 shades (fair, light, medium, tan, dark, deep) to fit all skintones.

HYNT Skin Prep Serum

HYNT Skin Prep Serum

After Lisa and I had the pleasure of reviewing Hynt’s eyeshadows and lipgloss I was very pleased when Hynt Beauty reached out and offered their SKIN PREP SERUM Bioactive Marine Complex ($44). This is such a powerful piece of skincare that is helpful to perfect your skin using natural ingredients. The goal of this Serum is to help resurface, firm and rewind your skin. I think Hynt can tell you better why they use seaweed as their number one ingredient better than I can.

Hynt Skin Prep Serum Seaweed information

Hynt Skin Prep Serum Seaweed information

Here are more amazing ingredients:

  • ORGANIC GRAPEFRUIT SEED : Balances the pH of the skin and speeds up digestion of proteins that helps cleanse skin by removing old skin cell layers.
  • ORGANIC ROSEMARY LEAF : Increases the skin’s elasticity while phytonutrients help protect skin cells from free radicals and the sun. A natural antiseptic with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • ORGANIC CLARY SAGE OIL : Warms and regulates the natural rhythm of the skin. A natural antimicrobial.
  • ORGANIC LAVENDER OIL : Calms and soothes inflamed skin and acts as a natural disinfectant. Known to be one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne.
  • ORGANIC TEA TREE LEAF OIL : Distilled from the leaves of the Australian Tea Tree, its antimicrobial properties are effective in combatting acne.

Hynt Skin Prep Serum Bioactive Marine Complex is so good for my skin that I use it in spite of the fragrance. It is a very herbal fragrance to my uninitiated nose and I think it’s the lavender oil that I notice most. It lingers on me for at least an hour but as the day progresses I find that I don’t notice it.

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

Hynt snuck in another item in the package when they sent me the Skin Serum sample, their all natural face powder foundation VELLUTO PURE POWDER FOUNDATION in Light Beige. Even though I don’t use a powder foundation often I was definitely interested in this enough to see why they were so proud of the foundation. Being the “adventuress” that I am, I’ve used this both with and without the Hynt Skin Prep Serum.

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

Hynt Velluto loose powder foundation

This loose powder foundation contains nothing that is noted to irritate skin like talc, Bismuth Oxychloride, and Titanium Dioxide. I don’t get a mask like finish from this and it hasn’t irritated my skin or made it itchy at all like some loose foundations I’d previously tried. The look was natural and lasted the entire day. Applying the Skin Prep Serum first gave it a much more natural look too so that it didn’t look as flat as I expected.

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

Hynt Velluto Foundation in Light Beige

I can wear Light Beige but I think Ivory would be a better match for me. This foundation is available in 7 shades so it should be easy to get a great match.

Our Skin Caring Ingredients:

  • WHITE KAOLIN CLAY : Purifies pores, vitalizes skin with essential nutrients and phytonutrients, and boosts skin’s cellular renewal and blood circulation.
  • ORGANIC LIME OIL : Helps reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots and other signs of aging while treating congested skin with its cleansing properties. Rehydrates while helping to reduce acne and oily skin.
  • ORGANIC VANILLA EXTRACT : Purifies the skin by eliminating bacteria and reduces the appearance of sun spots while increases skin’s firmness. Also has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • ORGANIC GERANIUM OIL : Promotes cellular metabolism and regeneration of new cells while acting as a powerful natural solution to heal and fade scars and other unwanted marks. Its astringent properties can help clear acne.
  • ORGANIC PATCHOULI OIL : Soothes inflammation and dryness, prevents infections and boosts the elasticity and tightness of skin.

The best deal for the cosmetic products that I’ve shared with you is their Discovery Kit. This kit contains their Velluto foundation along with more goodies for $49 which is one heck of a deal. Inside you’ll receive two shades of the Velluto Foundation, the Duet Perfecting Concealer, 1 FINALE Finishing Powder (Deluxe sample size), 1 LUMIERE Radiance Boosting Powder (Deluxe sample size), 1 Vegan Mini Flat Top Brush.

Hynt Beauty Discovery Kit

Hynt Beauty Discovery Kit

There are a lot of things that impress me about Hynt Beauty. Their website pages are filled with the information you want to know before purchasing. Every question I had about the brand was answered on their site. Next Hynt Beauty is a vegan brand (except for their mascara) as well as cruelty free. Their mission is to have the highest standards in ingredient purity, safety and efficacy. Isn’t that what you want to use?  — Marcia

*serum and foundation provided for consideration, concealer was personally purchased

Brighten your eye look with Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

About this time of year we’re all feeling blue and like we need some brightening up – something to make us look like the sun is shining and we’re ready to go bopping around freely. That’s where Repechage Eye Rescue Pads come to the rescue. These eye pads are perfect for any time of day or night. They are refreshing and eye brightening.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

repechage eye rescue pad

I was sent a jar of 60 to test and I can’t get enough of them. They are probably the easiest eye pad I’ve ever used since there’s nothing to it when using them. 1. Take a pad out of the jar. 2. Put it on under your eyes 3. Leave it on for 10 minutes or however long you want. 1,2,3. ABC. You are done and looking refreshed.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad

Actually I cheat and add an extra step –  I cut the pad in half since the reason I’m using this is for my undereye area although it nourishes my skin too. But by cutting it in half I’m getting it closer to my eye and I’m able to make this jar of 60 last twice as long.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad cut in half

Repechage Eye Rescue Pad cut in half

REPECHAGE EYE RESCUE PADS contain seaweed and natural tea extracts. The ingredients of these pads are terrific. These are the eye pads I like to use early in the morning since they help to depuff my undereye circles and they are the eye pad I like to use before going out with friends in the evening. In the morning I’ll apply right after my shower while I’m taking my vitamins, trying to make reason with my hair. In the evening I love that they give a cooling sensation while replenishing moisture. I can even do this over my foundation/concealer and after just pat it with my finger to resmooth. These are not sticky or gooey. They contain a serum that is light yet effective.

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Repechage Eye Rescue Pads

Here are some of the active ingredients and what they do for you (provided by repechage.com)

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract Protective against free radicals. Provides superior anti-inflammatory benefits.

Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Tea) Powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and free radical scavenging properties. Rooibos Tea is known to protect the skin against oxidative stress (anti-aging effect).

Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil Used as an excellent skin soother and anti-inflammatory agent.

Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract Known for its astringent and toning benefits for the skin.

Kola Nut (Cola Nitida Extract) Contains the stimulants caffeine (up to 2%). Energizes and tones.Soothing, anti-inflammatory, and skin tightening properties.

Algae Extract A blend of active algae components including Polysaccharides (sugar) that acts as natural humectants; alginates, an excellent moisturizer and elasticizer for the skin. Algae extracts, acts as a great anti-oxidant.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract Commonly known as Aloe Vera, helps enhance the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring suppleness.

Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Extract Soothing, anti-inflammatory, and skin tightening properties.

Not all brands are willing to sell travel sizes but Repechage carries a 14 count travel size for $9 which would be great to have for travel or just to test out to see if these are as great as I personally think they are.

Repechage Travel Size

Repechage Travel Size

If you are ready to perk up your winter weary eyes with ingredients that are great for your skin, REPECHAGE wants to be your friend. It’s already mine! — Marcia

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Korres The Skin Soothers Collection and giveaway

Do you ever want to try out products but just can’t invest in everything from the line that you want to try? If so a collection like the KORRES Skin Soothers Greek Yoghurt collection that we were sent to test is just what the doctor ordered. With this collection you have the opportunity to try 4 of Korres best selling products that would normally cost you $133 in full sizes for just $29 in this great kit. I wish every company sold kits like this for travel and for testing.

KORRES Skin Soothers Greek Yoghurt collection

KORRES Skin Soothers Greek Yoghurt collection

I remember when Korres was new to the United States and I was only able to find it in one small upscale boutique. It had a mystique to it that hasn’t been lost since it was discovered and their store base has broadened. Korres was started by a Greek pharmacist who was interested in learning about natural remedies. He and his wife studied and worked to develop the best products they could using safe herbal remedies. His wife says “Her greatest ‘beauty’ challenge to date was the development of the Korres yoghurt skincare line which contains yoghurt in its edible form. The development of a stable cosmetic formula preserving all of‘live’ yoghurt’s benefits was a scientific and innovative achievement as well as a global first for the cosmetics industry.”

Korres Yoghurt line consists of 9 products and with this kit I got to test 4 of them.
– 0.68 oz Greek Yoghurt Foaming Cream Cleanser
– 0.68 oz Greek Yoghurt Nourishing Moisturiser
– 0.68 oz Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial
– 0.68 oz Greek Yoghurt After Sun Cooling Gel for Face & Body

GREEK YOGHURT FOAMING CREAM CLEANSER is to be used both morning and evening. It’s gently foaming and being a cream it’s also quite moisturizing. My skin doesn’t feel stripped after using this cleanser. There is a fragrance to this and all of this line. The cleanser has a sweet flowery fragrance. This is not a soapy cleanser, it’s soap free. The formula includes amaranth seed extract to soothe and calming honeysuckle to provide antibacterial benefits. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins.

KORRES GREEK YOGHURT FOAMING CREAM CLEANSER

KORRES GREEK YOGHURT FOAMING CREAM CLEANSER

GREEK YOGHURT NOURISHING MOISTURIZER is suggested to be used in the morning to give you a deep moisturization. This doesn’t have an SPF factor though so keep that in consideration. This is especially good for dry skin since it’s such a rich formula. It’s enriched with vitamin E, olive oil concentrate, and macadamia nuts for antioxidant protection. This moisturizer has a very light fragrance that’s only noticeable when first applied.

KORRES GREEK YOGHURT NOURISHING MOISTURIZER

KORRES GREEK YOGHURT NOURISHING MOISTURIZER

NOURISHING MOISTURIZER

NOURISHING MOISTURIZER

GREEK YOGHURT NOURISHING SLEEPING FACIAL is the most unusual product in this set. It’s a lightweight souffle that absorbs quickly and works throughout the night to give you intense moisturization. If you have dry, or stressed skin this is going to be especially great for you. “ This ultrahydrating facial-in-a-jar contains a Greek Yoghurt concentrate with two and a half times the protein content of regular yogurt, and works overnight to provide skin with intense, long-term moisturization and nourishment to create a smooth, even complexion. You will wake up to noticeable improvements in skin texture and more moisturized, refreshed skin.” Use this alone or under the Nourishing Moisturizer for even more hydration. The Sleeping Facial’s fragrance is very light and a little sweet. I barely notice it throughout the night.

KORRES GREEK YOGHURT NOURISHING SLEEPING FACIAL

KORRES GREEK YOGHURT NOURISHING SLEEPING FACIAL

YOGHURT COOLING GEL is the reason I mentioned this as a travel set. The gel is perfect for after sun time. Even if you are like me and don’t ever sit in the sun, when you travel to a sunnier climate whether that’s warm or cold (skiing for example) you need to refresh your skin. This clear Cooling Gel is perfect for your face and body. “Ideal for after sun exposure, yogurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging. It’s dermatologist tested and free of mineral oil, silicone, ethanolamime, and propolyene glycol. The gel is enriched with active plant extracts.”

KORRES YOGHURT COOLING GEL

KORRES YOGHURT COOLING GEL

KORRES Skin Soothers Greek Yoghurt collection

KORRES Skin Soothers Greek Yoghurt collection

“A centuries-old Greek remedy for skin soothing, moisturizing Greek Yogurt is boosted with two and a half times more proteins than regular yogurt, vitamins, and minerals to instantly nourish stressed, dry skin. These products are dermatologically tested, cruelty-free, and formulated without petrolatum, mineral oil, silicones, propylene glycol, and ethanolamines.” With all these good ingredients in the 4 products what you aren’t going to find is parabens, sulfates, synthetic dyes, petro-chemicals, phthalates, GMO, or triclosan. Just the way you want it!” from Korres

Now for our giveaway. There will be two winners of this set. The prize will be sent by Korres or its representative and is open to US subscribers only. Giveaway starts today, 1/11/16 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on 1/25/16. If comments close please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with your comment and you can click this off. We have two requirements to enter: subscribe to our blog and comment. After that you have lots of options so the more you do, the better the chance of winning. — Marcia
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Favorite skin savers for 2015

HoneyWhen thinking about the year that just finished it’s hard to pick from all the products that I’ve been using but sometimes items just stand out and I can’t help but want to use them over and over again. I know I’ll miss mentioning some great items and regret that but here’s a roundup of things I’m loving and think you will too.

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CHOP SAVER LIP BALM

Chop Saver Lip Balm

Chop Saver Lip Balm *

I’ve been slathering this on day and night lately. My bedroom is dry and I like how this helps keep my lips moisturized at night without disturbing my sleep (yes little things like this can disturb my sleep).

DELECTABLE FRAGRANCE FREE BODY LOTION

Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion

Delectable Scent Free Body Lotion *

Totally in love with this. My legs aren’t flaky!! That alone is enough to recommend it. As much as I like Delectable in Lemon & Cream, it’s the scent free one that is my savoir. I even bought two of the Delectable Scent Free Hand Cream from Kohl’s before Christmas so I could have one upstairs and one downstairs.

FARMHOUSE FRESH WATERMELON BASIL VODKKATINI BODY SCRUB

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub

Farmhouse Fresh Watermelon Basil Vodkatini Body Scrub *

This scrub is so heavenly. I wanted to just stand in the shower and sniff it. But even better than the way it smells is the way it works. It’s a sugar scrub with just a tiny bit of salt in it. It’s definitely exfoliating but without overdoing it. It leaves just enough oil behind on my skin so that I’m moisturized without being greasy. Farmhouse Fresh has made me a convert with their fragranced products – I never envisioned that happening.

OIL ESSENTIALS SWEET ALMOND & MACADAMIA

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia *

Oil Essentials is another favorite. I use this in the morning on my legs and/or hair. It’s a very light oil and doesn’t leave me the least bit greasy. I can apply this on my legs and put on my clothes right away without worry. Oil Essentials created a great combination of Sweet Almond and Macadamia Oil with added benefits from jojoba, it’s rich in essential fatty acids and Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E. This cruelty free product smells so delicious and works so well. Plus at $10.99 the price is very right.

CHRISTIE BRINKLEY AUTHENTIC SKINCARE

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment

Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare Recapture Day w/SPF 30 and Recapture 360 Night Anti-aging Treatment *

Christie Brinkley’s line amazed me. While I continue to test other brands and have found some that I like a lot, right now her line is the one I keep going back to. I recently repurchased the Recapture Day + IR Defense since I’m dangerously low on my original jar and bought the Complete Clarity Facial Cleansing Wash for my next cleanser.

DR. BRANDT XTEND YOUR YOUTH DUAL FUSION WATER

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water *

I need to make my New Year’s resolutions and the first one should be getting ready for bed earlier than I do now. I find that many days I do resort to a Micellar Water at night. But I also love this in the morning on the days I need to cleanse and tone without adding any soap/cleanser to my face. Dr. Brandt has come to the rescue with this Dual Fusion Water many nights and almost every morning.

SIMPLE MICELLAR REMOVER WIPES

Simple Micellar  Remover Wipes

Simple Micellar
Remover Wipes

I buy two packages at a time since I don’t want to run out. These are great at night when I’m too tired to cleanse and just want to jump in bed. They are also great after the gym, to just refresh your face during the day, and to add hydration. I use a lot of wipes from a lot of brands but what makes these stand out is that they are refreshing and fragrance free.

REVIVA LABS NOURISHING CREAM

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream

Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream *

It’s hard to pick only one product from Reviva Labs because everything is wonderful. The Nourishing Cream is like wrapping my face in a warm blanket made of cashmere. It’s the most soothing moisturizer I own. When my skin gets wacky from testing so many products this cream is what I revert to. It’s wonderful for face, hands, and body. I am so glad I was introduced to this in 2015.

LINDI SKIN EYE HYDRATOR

Lindi Eye Hydrator

Lindi Skin Eye Hydrator *

The hardest product for me to pick just one of is an eye cream. There’s a special reason why I chose Lindi though. Lindi Eye Hydrator is the most moisturizing eye product I’ve tried this year. It’s not the one to pick if you want to focus on dark circles or puffiness. It is the one to chose though if you have sensitive eyes, want to mask your fine lines, and/or need extra moisture under your eyes. This was developed for cancer patients and is a line I love using. Lindi Skin Face Serum is another product that they make that I’d recommend for anyone needing amazing moisture.

9 out of probably 190 is a small number but these 9 are products I’ve either repurchased or will repurchase in 2016 without hesitation. They’ve proven to me that they are the best of the past year. I can’t wait to see what 2016 holds! Have you tried any of these?  — Marcia

*samples sent for consideration, all opinions are 100% mine; some affiliate links used

RoC Resurfacing Disks fight fine lines gently and economically #gotitfree #RoC

Roc Daily Resurfacing Disks

Roc Daily Resurfacing Disks

If you are seeking ways to combat fine lines and wrinkles, look to RoC. So many of their products work towards that goal but not all will start showing results in just one week like the RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks.

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks open

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disks open

I often use cleansing wipes at night when I’m tired. These discs are a twist on the typical cleansing wipe since they foam up yet they are soap free. You start with wet skin and massage the smooth side on to cleanse your face. They say these are safe for your eye area but I won’t use them there. I prefer a separate eye makeup remover or Dr. Brandt Dual Fusion Water. Once cleansed I’m ready for the textured side which provides gentle exfoliation. These can be used daily.

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

The disk is big enough that you could cut it in half but I prefer using the entire disk since it gives me more control. There is a slight fragrance to this but I only notice it when I first start to use it. It doesn’t linger. As you can see by the picture below these are quite unique due to the thickness of the pad. This gives it the durability to really work wonders on your face.

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

RoC Daily Resurfacing Disk

According to RoC here are the results you could see using these daily:

Results After Clinical Testing

In just 1 week:

  • the appearance of fine lines is reduced
  • skin tone and texture is improved

After 4 weeks:

  • signs of photo-aging appear diminished

After 12 weeks:

  • the appearance of wrinkles and pores is diminished

This exclusive formula is:

  • Soap-free
  • Oil-free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-comedogenic

The Daily Resurfacing Disks don’t give me heavy duty exfoliation but they do give me enough of a boost that my skin stays flake free. You can find these for about $10.00 ($8.99 at Amazon) at most drugstores. Thanks to RoC I have another way to keep my skin cleansed, soft and looking its best. —  Marcia

#gotitfree #ROC

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Dr. Brandt skincare – the way to start a new you for a new year

dr brand logoAs the year ends and we start making our resolutions for 2016 the Beauty Info Zone bloggers talked about using only the best skin care for the year. We noticed (when looking at our driver’s licenses, not the mirror) that we are getting older. We don’t want anyone to look at us and realize it so we made a promise to each other to learn about new skincare and use what works best. Dr. Brandt skin care fits smack dab in that category and we’re so happy to have received some products for review. Dr. Brandt Skincare really doesn’t need an introduction since it’s long been used and trusted. He was a pioneer in his field and not only practiced as a dermatologist but developed his skincare line to repair the signs of skin damage, combat the signs of advancing age gracefully, and maintain the most youthful skin possible. We agree with that philosophy are look forward to introducing you to some newer products that you may not know about.

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

MARCIA’S using XTEND YOUR YOUTH DUAL FUSION WATER

One of the newer skincare lines at Dr. Brandt is XYY otherwise known as Xtend Your Youth. This line is meant for age defense, anti-stress, and as an anti-oxidant. Just the group (XYY) calls to me.

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water is a double duty product. It’s a cleanser as well as a makeup remover. It’s safe for all skin types and has been both dermatology tested and opthamology tested. What makes Dual Fusion Water unique among the micellar waters that you’ve read so much about, is that this is also a toner.

The Dual Fusion Water gently removes all makeup, even your eye makeup, without any stinging. All you need is some cotton squares (like the ones Shiseido or DHC sell) and this bottle of magic.

  • removes oil, impurities & make-up residue
  • gently & effectively removes even waterproof make-up
  • may help support skin’s natural defense system against free radicals & external aggressors
  • leaves skin purified & revitalized
    Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

    Dr. Brandt Xtend Your Youth Dual Fusion Water

    If you know me from reviews, you know I don’t like fragranced products and choose fragrance free when at all possible. I was thrilled to find that XXY Dual Fusion Water has no fragrance. I use it at different times of the day. In the morning if I have cleansed well the night before then I just squeeze some of the Dual Fusion Water on my cotton pad and refresh my face before adding any skincare. I’ve been using this every evening too in one of two ways – 1) to remove my makeup when I’m too tired to wash my face and 2) as a toner on the nights I do my proper cleansing

Dr. Brandt XXY Dual Fusion Water

Dr. Brandt XXY Dual Fusion Water

This micellar water does it all for me – it traps oil, removes impurities and makeup residues. It’s not sticky and it doesn’t interfere with any of the skincare I chose to use. My skin never feels stripped either. I learned that the PH range of this micellar water is between five and six to promote a healthy PH balance. This has been a great find for me and getting a lot of love.

LISA’S using OXYGEN FACIAL FLASH RECOVERY MASK

You know how sometimes you look in the mirror and realize your skin just looks tired? Or perhaps you were out too late the night before, or had one too many cocktails, and your skin is totally telling on you. The Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask ($69) is the perfect antidote to sad looking skin.

Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

The packaging is pretty cool – it looks like a big pill, but the bottom is flat so it stands up fine by itself. The facial mask is a lotion that you spread in a thin layer over cleansed skin. Whatever you do, don’t rub it in! That ruins the effect. Just lightly spread it on and watch in wonder while it bubbles up as the oxygen activates. It’s very cooling and soothing, and after about three minutes the bubbles start to dissipate.

Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

Dr. Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

That’s when you know it’s time to wash it off with warm water. After, apply your regular serum and moisturizer. You won’t believe how awesome your skin looks right away – hydrated and refreshed and just plain healthy. Just check out the clinical test results:

Research results:
In a clinical test conducted on 25 volunteers over 2 weeks:
Instant results after the first application:
– 96% reported that skin looks rested and fresh
– 92% reported that skin looks more radiant and luminous

Results after using twice daily for 2 weeks:
– 100% reported that product purifies asphyxiated and fatigued skin
– 100% reported that skin feels supple and smooth
– 96% reported that skin feels more hydrated and clarified

The Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask  is a winner all around. The packaging is super cool, the mask is fascinating to use, and the effect on skin is wonderful. It’s  a great way to start off the new year!!

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