A primer on Pixi Skintreats and a giveaway to boot

Pixi skintreats allPixi by Petra is a double trouble beauty company. They woo us with beautiful cosmetics and they go after our skin with Pixi Skintreats. But who’s going to complain? Certainly not the Beauty Info Zone team. I have 6 Pixi Skintreats to tell you about. While you are reading think about which you’d most like to win because we’ll have 3 winners.

Pixi Glow Tonic in the new 3.4 fl oz size

Pixi Glow Tonic

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It all seems to start with Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic. This tonic put Pixi on the skincare map. For a very long time it was sold out constantly. Glow Tonic is an exfoliating facial glow tonic that helps tone, firm and tighten the skin. It removes dead skin cells for healthier looking skin. It’s now available in 3 sizes on Pixi’s website. It’s so popular in fact that it had another baby – GLOW TONIC TO GO ($18).

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic To-Go

Pixi Skintreats Glow Tonic To-Go

Glow Tonic To Go is a tub of 60 Exfoliating Toner Pads. It contains 5% Glycolic to exfoliate and stimulate cell turnover. It also uses Aloe Vera for healing and soothing. Last but not least is Ginseng to energize and renew your complexion. This is the same great formula that started Pixi on its way but in a convenient package. Take with you on a trip, to the gym, or use it at home.

Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink

Pixi Skintreats H2O Skindrink

H2O SKINDRINK ($22) is a tube of hydration. This is a gel that gives intense moisture. It’s very cooling when you apply it so it’s going to be great during the heat that’s still around. But it’s good all year since the formula with encapsulated water will immediately rehydrate your skin. It helps to plump and stimulate your complexion. The Skindrink is enriched with green tea, aloe vera, and rosemary. This can be used as your primer or your moisturizer.

Pixi Skintreats Milky Serum

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Serum

Speaking of hydration Pixi Skintreats HYDRATING MILKY SERUM ($24) is all about keeping your skin rehydrated to reveal its natural radiance. This is a silky smooth rose scented serum that is lightweight and comfortable under cosmetics. It’s loaded with nutrients like Rosehip Oil, Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil, and Aloe Vera. All of these add up to hydration. The Rosehip Oil is a moisturizing super nutrient, Vitamin C is known for being a wonderful antioxidant to fight free radicals. With the addition of Rose Flower Extract this serum is youth enhancing. The glycerin in it traps moisture to the skin so you get a more plumped, youthful effect.

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist

Pixi by Petra Hydrating Milky Mist is another Skintreat ($15) to consider. This is a spray that has Hyaluronic Acid to plump your skin. This contains a blend of black oat, provitamin A, and linoleic acid. This is used before you’d use any serum or moisturizer to add an extra layer of deep moisture.

PIxi Skintreats Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths

PIxi Skintreats Moisturizing Cleansing Cloths

Pixi likes making things easy for us so they created their own version of towelettes. MOISTURIZING CLEANSING CLOTHS ($10) aren’t your typical facial wipes. These are more for moisture and refreshing your skin than they are to cleanse it of cosmetics. Your gym bag cries out for these. The fun thing is that these are grape scented so you’ll feel like a kid again. They too have skin loving oils and extracts including Aloe Vera & Camelia Oil.

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

Pixi Skintreats Nourishing Lip Polish

I’m not done!! Another Skintreat is Pixi’s Nourishing Lip Polish ($12) which I’ve been using since March (you’d win a brand new one). It’s a lip exfoliator with a massage applicator. It feels and tastes like a sugar scrub. While the taste leaves, the soothing shea butter and oils last making this very moisturizing and long lasting. I like to apply it just before bed. It smoothes lips with shea butter & a blend of sweet almond, apricot, and evening primrose oils.

Now that you’ve learned about 6 different PIXI SKINTREATS it’s time to win 2 of them. We’ll have 3 winners of two items each so make your list to enter the giveaway. You can’t go wrong with products as wonderful and nicely priced as Pixi.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: This is a giveaway for US/Canada subscribers. To enter our giveaways we require that you subscribe by email and that you make a comment on the giveaway post. The rest of the entries are optional but of course give you a much better chance at winning. The Pixi giveaways is open through August 30th at 11:59 pm ET. If comments close early then email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com with the subject being PIXI. After that you can click ‘I commented’ and continue on. The comment is to make a list of these 6 items in the order you’d like to win. Hopefully you’ll be one of the 3 lucky winners for your choices.

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Discover the secret of silk in your skincare with Silkriller

Silkriller Silver Revitalization Set

Silkriller Silver Revitalization Set

I’ve been holding out on you. I was sent a set of the most luxurious Japanese skincare products and have been loving using them but I haven’t shared. I should know better than that but now that I’m ready you are going to need to make your holiday wishlist because Silkriller is a brand you will love using.

Silkriller Revitalization Skincare Set, Silver

Silkriller Revitalization Skincare Set, Silver

Silkriller is the only brand that contains a raw material “Silk Fibroin” which is made up of 18 kinds of amino acid. Silk is a treasured component in Japan as it is used to fight off bacteria, infectious skin disease, and reduce dark spots. I was thrilled from my first use especially since most Asian skincare is fragranced but Skillriller is non-fragranced and luxurious.

The Revitalization Set – Silver ($308) that I use contains 4 products. Each of Skillriller’s products are sold separately plus there’s a Revitalizaton Set – Gold.

Silkriller Facial Foam

Silkriller Facial Foam

Silkriller Facial Foam ($54) is especially good for combination skin but all skin types will enjoy this. Even though it’s called a foam it’s actually a creamy cleanser that barely foams up. It’s infused with natural honey, grapefruit and silk fibroin. It gives a slight firming sensation and it never feels like it’s drying out my skin. I feel like it’s made my skin a little more radiant too.

Silkriller Lotion

Silkriller Lotion

Silkriller Lotion ($76) is essentially an essence. It’s a water based beauty tonic that helps greatly if you have sensitive, weakened, or dry skin. I was surprised when I used it the first time to find that it was a clear product because of the name lotion. This absorbs so quickly so you don’t even realize that its rejuvenating and nourishing your skin. The amino acids will help those of you with acne scars. I pat this on with my hands until it’s fully absorbed. Silkriller calls this their Rejuvenating Beauty Tonic and I agree with that description.

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel

Silkriller 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel ($86) is the premier product of this set. This anti-aging serum is in a pump glass bottle that I’m able to control so that I’m not getting too much out. I massage this onto my face and try very hard to remember to do that in an upward motion. I use this 2 – 3 times per week since it’s so concentrated. On those nights I’ll skip the Lotion. The gel is a fusion of their ancient recipe and modern technology. It’s a blend of silk fibroin and beauty essences. 3D Silver Pure Rich Gel isn’t heavy at all, it’s absorbed quickly and continues to strengthen collagen formation. While it’s not an eye cream or gel, it’s safe to use around your eyes especially wherever you have fine lines. It’s a gel meant to guard your skin from the environment and aging problems.

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream ($108) is a silky soft moisturizer that is a pleasure to use. It’s very lightweight and yet it’s so hydrating. It absorbs quickly and never interferes with my makeup. It’s very highly concentrated so even though it’s lightweight you’d never know you are getting so many benefits from it.

Silkriller Moisture Cream

Silkriller Moisture Cream

While it’s busy working to improve skin elasticity and refine skin radiance, it’s also regenerating skin cells. “Our exclusive and FDA registered moisturizer deeply hydrates your skin and does not contain any surfactants.” They are the only brand that doesn’t have any surfactants in their product. I love the feel and I love that fact that there is no scent whatsoever.

Silkriller is an investment but one of the best kinds since it’s protecting your face and helping to keep you looking more youthful. No matter how beautiful your makeup is, it all starts with your skin.  — Marcia

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Skin Again Youth could be your secret weapon – giveaway included

When I see pictures like the following it makes me so glad that I have the opportunity to try skincare brands like Skin Again. I just don’t want to get to this point:

before Skin Again Youth

before Skin Again Youth

Using the right products can bring you noticeable results like this second picture from Skin Again:

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from skinagain.com)

after 30 days of using Skin Again Youth (photos from skinagain.com)

When Skin Again asked me to pick a product to test out these are the two photos that swung my choice to their Youth Moisturizer.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

I’ve long passed my personal youth but that was a good reason to choose Youth to test. I was delighted when this lightweight moisturizer arrived and it was fragrance free. I can use it morning or night without worrying about an artificial scent. But I was even more delighted when using for the past several months.

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

The Skin Again company is fascinating on so many levels. I hope I can convey these to you.

There’s free shipping on all orders. While that’s not that unusual what is unique is that they also have a money back guarantee. If you buy their products and find they don’t work, just contact them and you’ll be able to return them for a refund.

YOUTH is a vegan product that is also free of gluten, sulfates, and parabens. Plus it’s cruelty free.

They believe in Positive Energy and infuse each bottle with what they call “The Power of Dermavibe”. SkinAgain uses advanced technology to infuse positive, life affirming energy onto a holographic conductor called Dermavibe. Dermavibe is affixed to every bottle of Youth to support our belief that positive energy promotes youthful radiance. 

Skin Again Dermavibe

Skin Again Dermavibe

YOUTH is the secret weapon for both wrinkles and dark spots. It contains 5 powerful peptides that boost collagen and restore your skin’s elasticity. Your wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced by these peptides. Youth is also working on dark spots you have with the use of the ingredient Rumex Occidentalis. “This potent ingredient reduces skin pigmentation by limiting both melanin production and skin reddening. Combined with other powerful ingredients in Youth it has been shown to effectively reduce the appearance of age spots and hyperpigmentation within 14-30 days!”

Skin Again Youth

Skin Again Youth

What did I find with this moisturizer? My skin is looking brighter and more lively. I don’t notice my fine lines as much. It hasn’t completely ridden my cheek of the sunspots I’ve had for eons but it is easier to cover them up with a light foundation. I’m sure it’s helped with my sun damage too but you know I’m adamant about using sunscreen and this doesn’t contain any so I have to add that separately.

Youth is $64 and available on the Skin Again website. There is a discount code LPYOUTH which will bring your cost down to $57.60. For me this is a mid-range price product with high-price results. They believe in positive energy and positive results. I’ve gotten both from Youth.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY: I was sent one extra Skin Again Youth to offer as a giveaway to a US or Canadian subscriber. I’m quite sure that this will be loved by any reader of the BIZ. Our giveaway is open until Friday, 7/22/16 at 11:59 p.m. eastern time. We have had a problem with our comment section closing before the end of the giveaway. If you can’t find a place to comment then email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it YOUTH. Put your comment in the email so you can click enter and continue. If I can’t find your email subscription your entries become invalid so I hope you’ll follow the rules.  Good luck!

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Ingredients:

Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Powder, Squalane (Vegetable Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Oligopeptide-68, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cyathea Cumingil Leaf Extract, Rumex Occidentalis Extract, Vibro Alginolyticus Ferment Filtrate, Artocarpus Heterophyllus Seed Extract, Allantoin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Articum Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Symphytum Officinale (Comfrey) Leaf Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Sodium Oleate, Xanthan Gum.
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5 Essential Anti-Aging Tips You Might Be Missing Out On plus a giveaway!

Hello Beauty Info Zone Reader,

My name is Alana Mitchell and I am so excited to be bring you this guest post (and giveaway, keep reading) today. As an esthetician, skincare business owner, loving mother and devoted wife, I can tell you: I know a lot about Anti-Aging. Growing up in the beauty industry and being, well, human, has allowed me to learn so much about aging, and the skincare products and practices that can help to slow down and prevent it! So, without further ado, I’m going to share with you 5 essential anti-aging tips that you might be missing out on, and the ways you can (and should) incorporate them into your current skincare routine.

Wear SPF

Wear SPF

Anti-Aging Essential #1:  Wear SPF each & every day. Seeing an increase in SPF use over the past few years has been genuinely exciting for me and with good reason. In addition to causing skin cancer, UV rays are also one of the leading causes of skin aging, which lends only more motivation to shield our skin from the sun with a fabulous, SPF-infused product. If you have avoided wearing SPF because you don’t like the way it feels, hear me out: there are so many options and I can promise you that there is a product out there that you will not only “be able to use” but will actually love. Finding the right sunscreen can often be a matter of trial and error but going through that process to find something that you truly love is definitely worth it. Your skin will thank you.

Look to Your Cleanser

Look to Your Cleanser

Anti-Aging Essential #2:  Look to your Cleanser. I am constantly stressing this over on my blog because it is a seriously discounted essential. Cleansing your face properly on a daily basis is the only way to rid your skin of dirt, oil, makeup, and more; it helps prep your skin to absorb your post cleanser skincare products (which are also essential, by the way). I recommending cleansing once in the morning, and twice at night for optimal results. Pro-Tip: there are many anti-aging cleansing formulas out there that will deliver fabulous ingredients to your skin while clearing out your pores!

Anti-Aging Essential #3:  Don’t Forget Your Chest & Neck: I know so many women you have done a beautiful job of taking care of their face, only to feel disappointed about the skin on their neck and chest. You can prevent this by extending your skincare products and SPF down to these areas, or you can get a little assistance with products that were designed specifically for you neck and chest. I have been so excited about Image Skincare’s NEW The MAX Stem Cell Neck Life with VT as it feels so luxurious and the before and after photos look amazing.

Image Skincare The MAX Stem Cell Neck Lift with VT

Image Skincare The MAX Stem Cell Neck Lift with VT

Coming from a line that my team and I genuinely love and trust, this is a product that many are going to love using as it was designed to target sagging skin, lax skin, deep creases, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Anti-Aging Essential #4:  Don’t Underestimate the Power of Primer. I have met so many people who write off Primer as an unnecessary step. And for those of you who do not wear makeup on a daily basis, I can definitely understand why. But with so many fabulous new formulas coming out that deliver beautiful results (with or without makeup), I have a feeling this outlook is going to change. My current must-have is Image Skincare’s new I Prime Flawless Blur Gel, which works to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while delivering a powerful blend of potent anti-oxidants, plant-derived stem cells, and free-radical fighting botanicals to your skin.

Image Skincare I Prime Flawless Blur Gel

Image Skincare I Prime Flawless Blur Gel

What I love about this formula is that it can be worn with or without makeup, really works to blur imperfections, and delivers healthy, skin-boosting ingredients to your skin. My one tip with this one: If you choose to wear this sans makeup, be sure to layer it with an SPF product. I’ve had great results with layering this both over and under tinted sunscreens.

A Healthy Lifestyle

A Healthy Lifestyle

Anti-Aging Essential #5:  A Healthy Lifestyle Really Does Help. Your doctor has likely told you that an excise regimen, healthy diet, and adequate hydration are essential to your health. But did you know these things are also beneficial in keeping you looking younger as well? Exercising is a great way to get your blood pumping, which brings circulation to your skin (this is great both for your skin and waistline). A healthy diet is a fantastic way to receive skin-nourishing nutrients from the inside out (fresh fruits, veggies, and whole foods are a great source of these). Staying Hydrated is essential for keeping your skin full, supple, and soft. If a healthy internal system was not motivation enough, putting these practices into play can help you look and feel better on the outside as well! An Important Tip: Do not get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. It often takes weeks to start seeing results but, as they say, the best things are worth the wait.

GIVEAWAY ALERT: I am so excited to be partnering up with Beauty Info Zone to bring you a fabulous giveaway. One lucky winner will be selected to win one Image Skincare The MAX Stem Cell Neck Life with VT (2 oz) and one Image Skincare I Prime Flawless Blur Gel (0.9 oz)!

Open to US Subscribers only. The first two items in the Rafflecopter are mandatory, any other entries you choose to do increase your chances of winning. You can tweet daily too. If comments close you can email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it IMAGE Skincare, comment there and continue on. This is a US subscriber giveaway that ends at 5/17/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments get cranky and close please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with your comment so you can continue.

Beauty Info Zone would like to thank Skincare by Alana for a wonderful informative post and for offering a BIZ subscriber a chance to win these products. We have received no compensation for doing this but we are lusting after the skincare!

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Rejuve MD Face and Eye Anti-Aging Serums – life’s too short for anything but the best

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

First impressions mean a lot. I actually had two first impressons with Rejuve MD products – seeing their fabulous packaging and using the two products I was sent the first time. Both wowed me and I feel fortunate to be able to be using Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum.

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD has three products in their regimen: Prevent, Reverse, Rejuve. Beside the two anti-aging serums I have there’s a Tinted Anti-Aging Sunscreen with SPF 30 Physical Sunblock with Full Spectrum AVA/UVB Protection.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum contains the Rejuve MD complex of bio-identical growth factors which activates the skin’s natural rejuvenation process by sending messages that awaken the collagen and elastin, while curbing the enzymes that destroy the skin’s supportive matrix. The goal is to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also to dramatically smooth and firm your skin.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

One of the reasons this is so great is that it’s safe enough for sensitive skin as well as skin that’s had procedures done. My skin is normal to dry but since using [FACE] Anti-Aging Face Serum I’ve seen no dryness at all. My skin is looking hydrated without any patchiness.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

The nice thing about Rejuve MD [FACE] Serum is that I can easily wear it under my makeup without a problem. With some serums I’ve had the problem of foundations balling up but Rejuve MD is great with or without.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum has a similar look and feel to it as the face serum. Both are clear serums that have a delightful apricot fragrance to them. Normally I’d be upset with a fragrance in a product by my eyes but this just makes me smile. I was surprised at this the first time I used it but now I look forward to applying it. The fragrance in these two doesn’t last that long so it doesn’t interfere with sleep.

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Since our eyes are the first area of the face to age, protection is important. I wish I’d known that way back when. My sister used to be constantly after me to use something for my eyes but I didn’t understand why. Now I do! I struggle with some bags and puffiness under normal circumstances. But using Rejuve MD [EYE] has made a difference. I feel that the skin under my eyes looks brighter and less fine lines are peeking through. In addition this doesn’t interfere with eye makeup.

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD products are definitely luxury items. They are gift worthy though as well as self worthy. They aren’t products to be bought on a whim; when spending a lot on skincare you want it to be worthwhile and make a difference.  Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum do make a difference and are two products that I feel make my skin look more youthful. I had work done at the dermatologist last week and came home looking blotchy. These two products felt safe to use and now, one week later, I’m completely clear with no red bumps and all the places I had some milia etc removed are in complete agreement with my skin.

Have you splurged on a product that makes you feel and look better?  — Marcia

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The Jojoba Company – Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser and Natural Pigment Oil

The Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil and Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser

The Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil and Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser

What is Jojoba oil (pronounced ho-HO-ba)? According to The Jojoba Company jojoba is a desert plant that produces a small bead. ” It produces a rich, pure golden liquid wax (it is often called jojoba ‘oil’).  But unlike oils this unique liquid wax acts like our skin’s own natural oils, absorbing deep below the skins surface. “It is the only plant on earth known to produce a wax similar to that found in young, healthy human skin”

The Jojoba Company has its own farm in Australia so that they can control how the plant is grown, this way they can avoid chemicals and preservatives. The father/daughter team who created the brand have found ways to incorporate the plant and oil into an entire skincare line.

I’ve used The Jojoba Co’s Pure Jojoba Oil (review) for over 6 months to help keep my skin and hair looking their best. When the company offered me their Natural Pigmentation Oil to even skin tone and reduce the appearance of pigmentation, you know I was thrilled. They later sent their Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser to make life even better!

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Bead Facial Cleanser is a very gentle cleanser that’s infused with tiny jojoba beads. This is a cleanser/exfoliator that I can use on a daily basis if I want since it’s so gentle. If you love a very scrubby cleanser this might not be strong enough for you, but it’s perfect for me. I like to use an exfoliating cleanser but I can’t overdo it so this very lightly scented product is a perfect addition to my regime.

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

“We have used 100% natural solidified jojoba beads that are completely safe and eco-friendly—no plastic particles here. The beads gently exfoliate while hydrating Vitamin C, quandong, aloe vera and Vitamin E dissolve impurities. Use daily as a 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator for glowing smooth skin. Suitable for all skin types.”

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

Jojoba Company jojoba bead facial cleanser

I love the ingredients used in this and I feel comfortable knowing that this calming cleanser has great natural ones. The jojoba beads won’t hurt the environment so it’s good for everyone.

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

The Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil is meant to target sunspots, age spots, and uneven skintone. There’s a pleasant light citrus fragrance to this. I use it at night since it’s an oil and my foundation has occasionally balled up under it if I’m rushing and not letting it meld into my skin. It’s so moisturizing that at night I don’t need to use another moisturizer if I don’t want.

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

The packaging is just the best. The top of all Jojoba Company boxes is so great you almost want to store it in the box but this copper colored bottle is beautiful on its own and looks pretty on my vanity.

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation OIl

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Jojoba Company Natural Pigmentation Oil

Both of these products are ones I’m happy to have discovered to enhance my skincare life. I’m working hard to keep my skin as youthful as possible and these two are doing the work for me.  Have you tried anything yet from The Jojoba Company? — Marcia

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ingredients for Jojoba Bead facial cleanser

ingredients for Jojoba Bead facial cleanser

ingredients for jojoba natural pigmentation oil

ingredients for jojoba natural pigmentation oil

Hitting a grand slam with Erborian, EB5, and ESPA

Baseball on the field. New white ball on green grass

The day I’m writing this the weather turned into spring – 75 degrees with blue skies and sun all day. The perfect day to watch baseball, whether it’s the Detroit Tigers or Little League games. I’ve got 4 products that are also perfect for this kind of day that you’ll want to add to your warm weather routine.

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eb5 Age Spot Treatment, eb5 Foot Treatment, ESPA Lip Balm, Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

eb5 Age Spot Treatment, eb5 Foot Treatment, ESPA Lip Balm, Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

ERBORIAN BAMBOO CREME FRAPPEE

This is a very fluffy gel that has the most unique texture. It’s almost like a slush and it’s wonderfully soft. It melts into skin almost immediately in order to moisturize and rehydrate. Sitting outside, even with great sunscreen on, dehydrates your skin. Bamboo Creme Frappee adds that moisture back so you feel comfortable.

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Korean skincare is having its moment and Erborian is one of the most highly rated lines. They’ve taken the fiber of bamboo stalks and blended it with bamboo sap to create a waterlock complex, this offers your skin extra moisture. The sap contains amino acid for hydration while the fibers contain proteins and lipids to help maintain your skin’s own moisture.

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

Erborian Bamboo Creme Frappee

This light green gel is a wonderful picker-upper after a day outside. While it’s meant to be used on your face, it can be used on your body for that refreshing feeling. Like all Korean skincare that I’ve tried, it is fragranced with a sweetness to it. This is sold exclusively at Sephora (and Sephora.com) for $43.

eb5 AGE SPOT TREATMENT and FOOT TREATMENT

eb5 is a new company introduced to me and I’m loving their products as well as their site which is women owned. It’s a pleasure to support a brand run by women that is also free of paraben, fragrance, and gluten, is allergy tested, cruelty free, non-GMO, and vegan. As great as those attributes are it’s the products themselves that will sell you.

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream

eb5 Age Spot Treatment

eb5 Age Spot Treatment

eb5 Age Spot Treatment Skin-Discoloration Fade Cream is a product you can use day or night on any part of your body that you want to fade sunspots and discoloration. This contains 2% Hydroquinone to help lighten skin and fade the spots. It also contains Argan Oil for hydration and nourishment. 2% Hydroquinone is the highest percentage allowed without a prescription. It’s $24.99 for a big 6 oz tube at Target. I’ve been using this on my arms because I’m really tired of the spots and I’m hoping to see an improvement. Since hands show signs of aging quickly I’m fighting that with this fade cream. I’ve started using it on my upper lip since that always seems darker than the rest of my face and it’s working! I will be using this on the rest of my face once my derm appointments stop.

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment

eb5 Foot Treatment is my foot savior now. This wonderful, slightly minty smelling, cream gently exfoliates, refreshes and soothes my aching feet. I no longer have cracked feet after using this during February and March. I like taking it into the shower with me and applying it while I’m drying off, I also like using it once I get into bed. It contains anti-fungal eucalyptus, tea tree oil, vitamins, and a blend of ingredients (sugar cane, chamomile, and sandalwood). All of those work together to improve the texture of your feet and rejuvenate the monsters they became during the winter. Let me tell you my secret about eb5 Foot Treatment – I use it on my hands too! Oh yes I do. Sometimes my hands become scaly and rough since I wash them constantly. When that happens I reach for this and I find that it works almost instantly. Later I’ll use a hand cream for more softening but eb5 comes first. The Foot Treatment is only $9.99 at Target and well worth every penny.

ESPA MANDARIN LIP BALM

ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm

ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm

For some of us lip balm is a necessity – that includes me. I’m always slathering on lip balm for my dry and aging lips. I love all varieties of it but especially a piece of luxury like the ESPA Mandarin Lip Balm provides ($28). This beautiful small compact contains a balm that is lightly fragranced with a variety of oils and butters (Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil,  Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil).

The formula is 100% natural and delightful to have on my lips. I don’t love that it’s a in a pot but the balm makes up for that inconvenience.

Enriched with a 100% natural formulation, derived from the finest ingredients including Mandarin Essential oil for a sweet citrus flavour and aroma, Wild Mango Butter to condition, soften and smooth, Pomegranate to increase hydration and Rosemary to protect against environmental damage which can lead to premature ageing. Our Mandarin Lip Balm is presented in a beautiful compact complete with integral mirror.

These 4 products have been my Grand Slam delights and I’m glad I finally got around to sharing these with you. Summer, fall, winter, or spring they’ll help you get the ball moving and your skin and lips in their best shape yet. What a way to start the season! — Marcia

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