Phytomer skin care giveaway and review!

Phytomer review and giveaway!

Phytomer review and giveaway!

Phytomer and their sister brand Phytoceane are French-based professional skin and body care lines found in high-end spas all over the world. They recently sent me some really terrific products. I fully expected them to be awesome since Phytomer is one of the few spa brands with their very own laboratory and team of scientists.

We think Phytomer is so fantastic we wanted to share it with you!  The products Phytomer sent to test include Remodele Tonic Body Gel ($73), Douceur Intemporelle Restorative Shield Cream ($125.50), and Phytoceane Youth Smoothing Cream ($76.50). They also sent us a cosmetics bag and a travel size skin care set that you can WIN!

Phytomer Remodele Tonic Body Gel

Phytomer Remodele Tonic Body Gel

I am obsessed with my Phytomer Remodele Tonic Body Gel. It has a sparkling pearly blue color that give skin a subtle sheen. When applied, it soothes and cools the skin like a dip in the ocean. This firming gel gives you noticeably firmer skin in one month. I am reminded of this every time I put it on because it feels like a ‘swim in the sea’ and firms me up so I can hit the beach! I have been slathering this on my legs, tummy, and arms and I am to the point of addiction. I can’t believe how smooth and soft it makes my skin, which shouldn’t surprise me since Phytomer says this gel hydrates skin +91% in just 15 minutes! It does have a light fragrance that is a spicy/floral with tea rose, jasmine, and white musk. The firming happens thanks to Eco-Chlorella, an extract of green algae that has tons of peptides and amino acids.  This is a real winner.

Phytomer Restorative Shield Cream

Phytomer Restorative Shield Cream

The Phytomer Douceur Intemporelle Restorative Shield Cream is a terrific product to use, especially after swimming in lakes or oceans. The active ingredient is Glyocosea, a combination of marine sugars, minerals and trace elements that neutralizes inflammation and relieves itchiness and red patches. Living in Michigan, we are surrounded by lakes which means lots of fun, but also irritated skin from that water. You won’t believe the texture and feel of this elegant cream…if I could, I would eat it with a spoon. This beautiful, lightweight moisturizer relieves inflammation and makes me feel fantastic.

Phytomer Youth Smoothing Cream

Phytomer Youth Smoothing Cream

I am also loving Phytoceane’s Youth Smoothing Cream.  Youth Smoothing Cream is a part of a new anti-aging collection and what interested me were the five key ingredients for softening and smoothing skin:

Pistacia Resin Oil: boosts the collagen production, the firmness is improved

Marine Samphire Oil: smoothing, regenerating, redensifying

Gorse Oil: stimulates cellular renewal, anti-slackening

Phormidium: protective and restorative against free radicals

Marine Spring Water: antioxidant, regenerating and skin anti-slackening

This does have a fragrance, it’s a floral scent with violet, rose, jasmine and lily of the valley. If you like fragrance in skin care, you will love this because it is a super pretty scent. You will also love what it does to your skin, because it leaves you smooth and glowing. It’s great stuff.

All of these products can be purchased at select spas and www.lespausa.com.

Now you can win some of beautiful Phytomer products for yourself, along with this gorgeous cosmetics bag!

Phytomer cosmetic bag open

Phytomer cosmetic bag

Phytomer cosmetic bag closed with set of skincare

You can win this Phytomer cosmetic bag with this travel set of skincare!

Phytomer has sustainable products that truly deliver results. I can guarantee you will be extremely happy if you win this giveaway! In fact, I am anxiously awaiting your gushing thank you email right now.  :^)  Giveaway is US only and open though July 20th at 11:59 PM EST.  If the comments close early just email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com with your comment and continue.  Good luck!!  – Lisa

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*Items reviewed and giveaway courtesy of the fine folks at @PhytomerUSA

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity for refreshed skin

In my new quest to look like Christie Brinkley I think it’s best that I use her skincare products. I’m not ever going to be tall. I’m not ever going to make a 6 – 7 figure income. But I do have skin and I want my skin to look its best. I’ve used Christie Brinkley Close Up Instant Wrinkle Reducer and Treatment and like how that works on my fine lines so when I was offered another product from the line I was happy to continue on the quest.

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

COMPLETE CLARITY is a daily facial exfoliating polish. It’s double duty since it cleanses and exfoliates with one product. You can precleanse if you are wearing heavy makeup but in general I’ve used it when I’ve got on either light facial makeup or a bare face.

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

It’s easy to use since you apply a small amount to your damp face and massage in a circular motion. I always have a washcloth to remove this from my face when I’m done. This contains Lactic Acid Beads for the polishing; these won’t ruin our waterways since they dissolve. It also contains Aloe Powder to soothe your skin, Glycerin to moisturize and Salicylic Acid to help as an anti-inflammatory.

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

There’s basically no fragrance in this which makes me very happy. Complete Clarity is creamy and has a very fine scrubby texture to it. I make sure my face is quite damp when I start and add more water to keep it gentle. Complete Clarity is really helping the area around my nose from getting clogged with product. I have to admit that sometimes I don’t get it all off with my washcloth and have to use a toner or Bioderma Micellar Water to remove anything that’s sticking around. But when I’m done my face is thoroughly cleansed and ready for skincare.

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

Christie Brinkley Complete Clarity

Now that I’m getting closer to my Christie Brinkley perfection, what color blonde do you think would work best on me? — Marciachristie brinkley from hola dot com

*sent for consideration to further my quest

Ingredients:

Water/ Aqua/ Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polylactic Acid, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 60, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Salicylic Acid, Rose Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Leaf/Seed Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Orchis Mascula Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Trideceth-6, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

I’m ready for my CLOSE UP with Christie Brinkley Skincare

 

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Can you believe this woman is 60 years old? I don’t even care if she’s had work done, her skin is absolutely stunning. And I want to be just like her. I don’t plan on dying my hair but I would if it made me have this glowing complexion.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Instead I’ll have to settle for using some of the Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare and hope for the best. I’m starting with CLOSE UP which was sent for this article. This is a product I want to savor. It’s my “dress up” skincare product. I have used it for everyday use but now I’m using it more for out to lunch with friends, out for dinner with other friends, and party time.

Christie Brinkley skincare Close Up

Christie Brinkley skincare Close Up

CLOSE UP INSTANT WRINKLE REDUCER AND TREATMENT is the official name. The name tells you exactly what to expect from the product. It helps with all the small wrinkles and lines that we want to disappear even temporarily.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

When I applied Close Up I rubbed it on in a circular movement and let it sit. I usually did this just prior to my eyeshadow application which is always my first step in makeup. I gave it time to dry thoroughly and I did press it in to set it. After my eyes were done I’d continue with the rest of my skincare and face makeup.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Here is what CLOSE UP tells us to expect:

  • Immediate sensation of tighter and smoother-looking skin.
  • Potent formula maximizes anti-wrinkle effects.
  • Smooth under-eye bags and puffiness.
  • Tightens skin on contact and takes years off appearance.
  • Lasts for hours and can be reapplied throughout the day.
  • Will wash off easily with water and no make-up remover required.
  • Breakthrough discovery that tightens skin on contact to take years off appearance.

Here’s my response:

I don’t think it took years off my appearance but it did tighten somewhat and give me smoother looking skin where I applied it. I concentrated the treatment on the areas I need help: my crow’s feet, under my eyes, the nasolabial lines and those pesky marionette lines. I used it in conjunction with other skincare and even with similar products.

CLOSE UP provided me with temporary tightening. Enough though to make me feel I looked my best. It dries clear so it’s easy to touch up if you think you need to during your time out.

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Christie Brinkley Close Up

Two of the ingredients stand out – Neodermyl™ and LIFTONIN®-XPRESS.
Neodermyl is an energy source that helps recharge the skin, it has copper in it which helps with collagen production.  Liftonin -XPress is the ingredient that gives the instant tightening effect. If you have deeper wrinkles this is especially good to help smooth those out especially on the eye area and forehead.

I know I’m never going to look as young as Christie but why not give it everything I can? This is a cruelty free, vegan line according to the website.

The only complaint I think you’d have with this is the price. On the CB website it’s priced at $79.95 but at Kohl’s it’s priced at $69. You can’t use Kohl’s coupons on this prestige line but you can earn and redeem Kohl’s cash so that’s a way to make this more affordable. I’ll have to pay more attention to my Kohl’s emails from now on. I want to look softer under and around my eyes especially.

Have you tried anything from Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare? Would you be willing to? I’m ready to try more, just don’t expect me to go blonde. — Marcia

*received for editorial consideration

Healing Saint review and summer health & beauty huge giveaway

Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum

Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum

I was introduced to Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum ($145) when they kindly sent one to both Lisa and I. I was so impressed that I had to learn more about the brand. Healing Saint has been created by Dr. Jane, a board certified endocrinologist, who has a passion for regenerative medicine to help patients prevent and address lifestyle diseases. She was in a bicycle accident leaving her scarred which drove her to find a solution for wound healing. The result was the Healing Saint™ Luminosity Skin Serum, a proprietary formula to better heal damaged and aging skin.

Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum

Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum

This serum has all the best aspects of a fine skin treatment. The ingredients are more than just the ones we expect when we use a product that also helps with reducing fine lines and minimizing uneven skin tone. They work toward wound healing using polypeptide complex and natural botanics.

  • Improves appearance of dark circles, reduces adult acne and achieves firmness around the eyes
  • Restores youthful glow by allowing your skin to repair and renew itself by enhancing collagen and elastin production using wound healing technology
  • This product is carefully formulated to be free from Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs):
  1. Salicylate free
  2. Petrolatum free
  3. Paraben free
  4. Phthalate free
  5. SLS free
  6. Hydroquinone free

healing saint back info

INGREDIENTS: Polypeptide-enriched media, Aloe Vera, Urea, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, DI Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Polysorbate-20, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Sodium PCA, Phenoxyethanol/SA, Allantoin

As someone who doesn’t have to heal any wounds I use this as a regular serum either morning or night. It’s recommended to use this on your face, around your eyes, on your neck, décolleté, and back of your hands. It should be applied before you apply any sunscreen or makeup.

a drop of Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum

a drop of Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum

Now Healing Saint does say that there could be stinging but I haven’t found any with the serum. I’m guessing that applies more to people in stages of healing. At first the serum is a little sticky to the touch but it’s not silicone like. It leaves a nice luminous texture to skin. There is a fragrance that at first reminded me of a men’s after shave but it doesn’t last which is much appreciated by me.

Healing Saint has one other product that has been developed but I haven’t tried, Healing Saint Hair Follicle Stimulant $48.

The Healing Saint Hair Follicle Stimulant is a proprietary formula derived from wound healing technology that replenishes cytokines in the hair follicle, stimulates growth, thickens hair roots, reduces premature breakage and helps prevent further hair loss.

Now for the Giveaway. You are not going to believe this! Healing Saint is acting very saintlike and providing one big prize for the first place winner plus 4 sets of Healing Saint products to 4 more winners. Therefore 5 winners all together.

Healing Saint giveaway prizes

Healing Saint giveaway prizes

First place wins everything in this collage which includes the wonderful Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum, Healing Saint Hair Follicle Stimulant, Wellness 360 Garden of Life Vitamins, Skinfix, Live Love Laugh Jewelry, Ponds Rejuveness, Coal & Canary candles, Polar Loop wrist bands, and  Sheec products (bottom middle photo). AMAZING!

4 more winners will win the Healing Saint Luminosity Skin Serum, and Healing Saint Hair Follicle Stimulant.

This is available only for US subscribers. The prizes will be sent by Healing Saint or their representatives. Use the Rafflecopter for the options. Remember that the more options you choose, the better your chances of winning. The giveaway ends on 7/2/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I’ll choose winners on 7/3 and you’ll have 48 hours to answer if you are a winner. If comments close towards the end of the giveaway, email your comment to me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and then hit comment so you can continue.

I know this great prize is a motivator but to me the best part of the prize are the 2 Healing Saint products and 5 of you will win those.  Lots of luck and don’t forget to come back and tweet daily. — Marcia

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Core Clarity helps improve your skin – review and giveaway

Core Clarity range of skincare

Core Clarity range of skincare

No matter what stage of life you are in, there’s always the chance that your skin will misbehave. You might have had great skin as a teen or twenty something and then suddenly when you are in your thirties you are dealing with breakouts. And don’t be surprised if at forty all of a sudden you have acne, even if you never had it before. As women in particular our hormones mess with everything. That’s where Core Clarity skincare comes in.

We were sent all 5 products in the Core Clarity line to review and tempt you with a giveaway. At first when they came I was thinking that the line wasn’t for me. But once I tried it I realized how wrong I was.

Core Clarity products use natural, plant based ingredients. The entire line is paraben/phthalate/sulfate-free, void of harmful or irritating chemicals or preservatives, never tested on animals, and produced in their 100% solar-powered facility in southern California. So not just good for you but good for the environment too.

Core Clarity

Core Clarity

There are two cleansers in the line – Foaming Facial Cleanser (pink) and 3 – in – 1 Acne Fighting Face Wash (blue). Since the line is geared more for teens and young adults I find that the Foaming Facial Cleanser is the right one for me. It’s formulated with what they call their g-licious™ blend of extracts like grape seed, grapefruit and green tea. The cleanser does a good just of removing the dredge of the day along with oil and impurities while also adding in a dose of vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Core Clarity Foaming Facial Wash and 3 in 1 Acne Wash

Core Clarity Foaming Facial Wash and 3 in 1 Acne Wash

Core Clarity’s 3-in-1 Acne Fighting Face Wash fights your breakouts, your blackheads and all your excess oil. It’s stronger than I need for my older skin but it’s great if you have mild to severe acne since it won’t dry out your skin. It contains Salicylic Acid and helps to protect against future breakouts.

Exfoliating Face Scrub

Exfoliating Face Scrub

Exfoliating Face Scrub

Exfoliating Face Scrub

The Exfoliating Face Scrub uses a blend of mixed fruit acid extras in what they call their magical MFA Complex™ . This is a more modern method of treating skin. This contains sugar cane, citrus fruit, apples and green tea to naturally clean your skin. While it sounds good enough to eat, it’s better to exfoliate your skin and help unclog your pores. A lot of exfoliators contain micro-beads which are dangerous to the environment but with Core Clarity’s philosophy that wouldn’t happen and instead they use gentle cleansers combined with bamboo stem. Use this a few times a week since you don’t want to overdo anything. Start with once or twice a week and then build up if you feel you need more help.

Core Clarity Facial Moisturizer

Core Clarity Facial Moisturizer

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Core Clarity Facial Moisturizer is the perfect follow up to cleansing and exfoliating. This very gentle moisturizer is oil free which is what you need when your skin is misbehaving. It’s lightweight so for some of us it’s not going to be good for winter but for people with acne it would be perfect all year round. The ingredients are wonderful since it uses organic argan oil, aloe vera and green tea to both soothe and hydrate your skin. It helps with shine control too.

Core Clarity Acne Spot Treatment

Core Clarity Acne Spot Treatment

Core Clarity Acne Spot Treatment

Core Clarity Acne Spot Treatment

Last but certainly not least is the Acne Spot Treatment. This is what every single person reading this article needs in their arsenal. You just never know when something is going to pop up to say hello. While you want it to go, it wants to stay. The active ingredient in Acne Spot Treatment is Salicylic Acid which works to zap away that breakout. I’ve just used this a few times and it worked quickly to dry out my pimple but it didn’t dry out the skin around it. core clarity acne ingredient1core clarity acne ingredient2

This naturally based skincare line can be trusted since they don’t use parabens, sulfates or phthalates. They don’t use any dyes, triethanolamine or phenoxyethanol. And to top it off their prices are excellent with Core Clarity being found at Walmart stores.

  •     3-in-1 Acne-Fighting Facial Wash (SRP: $10.99)
  •     Foaming Facial Cleanser (SRP: $9.49)
  •     Exfoliating Facial Scrub (SRP: $4.99)
  •     Oil-free Facial Moisturizer (SRP: $8.79)
  •     Acne Spot Treatment (SRP: $6.29)

Now that you’ve read about the line, it’s time to win this for yourself or someone in your life that needs a little extra skincare help. The US only giveaway is for the entire line – all 5 products – so you don’t have to choose which ones you want. It’s open through Tuesday, June 23rd at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments close early please email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Core Clarity. Make your comment in the email, press the enter key and continue on.

Here’s to good luck and good skin the Core Clarity way. — Marcia

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Oil Essentials has 6 products that could change your beauty routines

oil essentialsOIL ESSENTIALS has come into our lives thanks to the company and we’re both excited to have the experience of using this brand and to learn more about the line.

Oil Essentials

Oil Essentials

Oil Essentials is a collection of oils made with natural and sustainable blends of essential oils. These oils will become your one stop beauty shop when you find that it’s good for all skin and hair types and can be used on your face, body and hair. The more you use it, the more places you’ll want to use it.

There are 6 products in the Oil Essentials line and each have special properties and ingredients that you’ll want to explore

* Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage to nourish

* Omega 3, 6, 9 + Evening Primrose to revitalize

* Neroli & Avocado to stimulate

* Argan & Wheat Germ to replenish

* Sweet Almond & Macadamia to preserve

* Lavender & Rose Hip to soothe

Each of these are fortified with an advanced anti-aging Luxmeadow E™ complex

Sweet Almond & Macadamia Oil Essentials is loved by Marcia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials in Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Lisa and I chose the Oil Essential that sounded best for our particular needs. I had two reasons for choosing Sweet Almond & Macadamia. First is that this is in the PREVENT category and baby, I need to prevent everything bad at my age! Second though is that it sounded absolutely yummy. It’s a blend of sweet almond and macadamia nut oils that’s been crafted to prevent moisture loss in skin and hair. It’s been fortified with jojoba and meadowfoam sweet oils which are anti-inflammatory oils.

Oil Essentials

Oil Essentials

I love the smell which is more almond than anything else. If you are a fan of Amaretto then you’ll really love this. I don’t want to drink it though because it’s too precious for that. Instead I use it all over my body and to tame my hair. It’s a true multi-purpose product for me.

Oil Essentials Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Oil Essentials Sweet Almond & Macadamia

Here are the benefits of using this according to Oil Essentials:

  • Rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 & E with a light nutty fragrance. This oil has nourishing qualities and anti-oxidants for the skin and hair.
  • Almond Oil contains essential fatty acids acid needed for maintaining your skin’s youthful appearance.
  • Macadamia oil contains natural palmitoleic acid, protecting skin similar to the way natural human sebum does.
  • Jojoba closely resembles the natural oils of our own skin and contains myristic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory, which helps with inflamed, dry or damaged skin.
  • Helps skin fight environmental damage and retain elasticity.
  • Tames hair fizz and softens rough heels and elbows.
  • Suitable for all skin types, this oil penetrates and hydrates quickly.oil essentials almond ingredients

Here are the benefits of using this according to Marcia

– Softer than normal skin on arms and legs after applying Oil Essentials

– Lightweight oil that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave residue behind

– Hair that doesn’t become flyaway, even when driving with the top down

– Delicious fragrant skin and hair

– Reasonably priced ($12.99) and available at Walmart and Rite Aid

 Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage Oil Essentials is loved by Lisa

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil

The Seabuckthorn Berry & Borage Oil appealed to me because it is all about NOURISHing the body.  Honestly I had even heard of Seabuckthorn before, and was happy to discover it’s a berry with excellent antioxidant powers and lots of vitamin A and E. Another ingredient that attracted me to this oil is the meadowfoam seed oil, a beautiful moisturizer that has worked well for me in the past.

Here are the benefits of using this according to Oil Essentials:

  • Sea buckthorn berry is a powerful anti-oxidant, rich in omegas and vitamins A and E, carotenes and flavonoids.
  • Borage oil is a rich source of gamma linolenic acid which helps restore the softness and moisture of dry skin, while helping fight inflammation.
  • High quantities of Vitamin C provide nourishing, revitalizing and restorative properties.
  • An excellent anti-aging oil for dry, dehydrated and damaged skin, it reduces the effect of UV damage, and fights free radicals while toning and firming the skin.
  • Boosts hydration, easily absorbed.
  • Adds shine and moisture to hair and scalp.

The ingredients include Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Borago Officianalis (Borage) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), and Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil.

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil dropper

Oil Essentials Seabuckthorn Berry and Borage Oil dropper

Here are the benefits of using this according to Lisa

– It is a ‘one stop shop’ for the entire body, working just as well on hair as it does on skin

– My skin especially loves this oil when it’s red or irritated because it calms skin and reduces inflammation

– It smells delicious – light, fresh, a little floral, and truly beautiful

– Dry patches on my arms have become a thing of the past thanks to this little jar of awesomeness

– Perfect for traveling because it’s all I need to soothe my legs after shaving, to heal my face after too much time in the sun, and to smooth my hair and eliminate frizz

The Oil Essentials website is http://www.oilessentialsbeauty.com and that features the various products and descriptions of the ingredients and benefits of each one.  Which Oil Essentials oil do you think you might fall in love with?
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My night time skincare starring Peter Lamas, JeNu, Stemology and so much more

As a beauty blogger I’m constantly changing skincare routines. I use each new product that I’ve received for review a minimum of 30 days and then often I have to move on to the next batch. It’s fun but it’s also frustrating at times. I had the same skincare regimen for 20 years and then upon turning 40 my skin changed and so did my attitude towards skincare. I guess now I’ve become a skincare junkie but it’s a fun job and someone’s gotta do it!!  See what I’ve been using for the past 30 days or more in this update.

1431897585_michael-todd-honey-and-oat-212x300MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS HONEY AND OAT CLEANSER -This is not a new cleanser for me but it’s one that I go back to every time I’m in between testing. I love the gel like texture, how moisturizing this is and the fragrance of it. My skin never feels taut after washing with this cleanser. It doesn’t hurt that this is a cruelty free, organic company either. ($23)
1431897670_lc11_largePETER LAMAS EXFOLIATING PUMPKIN FACIAL SCRUB –  Since I use a different exfoliator in the morning I only use a night time one about twice a week. This natural facial scrub consists of great ingredients. It has pumpkin enzymes that combine with apple and almond acids to dissolve impurities in my pores. It contains apricot grains and micro-spheres so it’s gentle on skin while polishing away the dead skin cells. ($28*)
1431897880_16683739_wid_480_hei_480?1431897880INHIBITIF FACE SERUM  gets used in special spots since the goal of this is to inhibit hair growth on your face. I bought this originally at Gloss48 but now that they are out of business I’m happy I’ll be able to buy it from Target. It’s slightly sticky and I apply it to my upper lip and chin where there’s enough hair growth for an army. It’s supposed to be used twice a day but I just use it at night so I know my outcome will be slower. Results are visible in two weeks and I’m just beginning to see some results on my chin but not yet on my upper lip. I hope to update this with good news this summer. ($19.99)

 

1431898065_wand1_10JENU ULTRASOUND INFUSION WAND is my new love. I can’t get enough of this. Right now I’m using it on three areas but I am thinking about more. I’ve been using it on my lips, under my eyes and on my cheeks. As I said in my review, it takes one minute for each section so it’s not adding on anything major timewise. But it helps tremendously with fine lines so it’s definitely adding on to the value of your skincare. ($249 but on special for $189*)
1431898117_lip-serum1_2JENU ACTIVE LIP SERUM has only been used for the last 2 weeks. Once I realized how much JeNu Infusion Wand was helping to improve my skin, I had to buy this. My lips are thin and often look parched. My goal with this is to smooth them out and have them look a little more lush. I use it all around my lips, not just on them. I’m thinking of switching this to morning use so that I can see the fullness all day.  ($22 or on automatic delivery $17.60)

1431898246_3606000498747-resveratrol-beSKINCEUTICALS RESVERATROL B E is my latest serum. It’s formulated to be used at night. While this baby is expensive, you just use a small amount. Plus by using it with my JeNu Wand I know I’m getting all the benefit possible from this. This SkinCeuticals antioxidant is a powerhouse. A full review is coming soon. ($152*)

1431898338_eye_serum_complete-510x649STEMOLOGY  CELL REVIVE EYE SERUM COMPLETE is one of two eye creams that I’m using. I switch off between this and Lindi Eye Hydrator. Stemology Cell Revive Eye Serum is a thin serum that’s very rich in ingredients “Cell Revive Eye Serum Complete incorporates our exclusive Stemology Emollient Complex – Argan Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Squalane, Olive Oil, and Propanediol… PLUS, Borage Seed Oil for its high level of gamma-linolenic acid, which is ideal for dry skin around the eyes.” Just look at them. One of the main reasons this is such a winner is that it contains an ingredient that helps with the reduction of expression wrinkles so it will help with long term reduction in those and fine lines. ($69*)  STEMOLOGY has a special code just for Beauty Info Zone readers. You’ll get 25% off your purchase over $100 and free shipping with the code BEAUTYINFO. This goes through June 15th.

1431898418_lindi-skin-eye-drop-300x196LINDI SKIN EYE HYDRATOR – I’m in love with this because it truly is hydrating. While this line was developed originally for people going through chemo or radiation, it’s wonderful for everyone. It relieves the problems of dehydrated skin. It doesn’t promise to be all things to all people but what it does is perfect for me. I’ll be repurchasing this when I’m done since it needs to be part of my life. ($30* –  Allison from Never Say Die Beauty also reviewed this and has a coupon code that I’ll be taking advantage of since it’s for 25% off.)

1431909666_lc13_largePETER LAMAS NOURISHING BURITI OIL MOISTURIZER is perfect for this crazy weather where I can have the air conditioning on one day and heat on the next. This lightweight yet rich moisturizer doesn’t clog pores and absorbs quickly rather than sitting on my skin. It contains Vitamin E, Avocado Oil and Macadamia Oil in addiction to the Vitamin A that’s in Buriti Oil. You’d think with this many oils in the formula that it would feel that way on your skin, but it absolutely doesn’t. Instead it strengthns your skin and helps improve the texture. A great spring/summer moisturizer that I think most skintypes could wear without a problem. ($36*)

Peter Lamas

Peter Lamas

1431898512_infinite-aloe-jar-300x310Last but not least in my night time regime is INFINITE ALOE SKINCARE. This can be used everywhere and on everyone in your family. I love it for my neck and my hands. This is usually my last step and then I hop into bed. I use the non-fragranced one which is perfect after all my other wonderful items. I don’t smell like a salad and I don’t look like an overdressed one either. ($50 for 8 oz plus a mini, other great deals available*)

The only thing I haven’t shown you is my nightgown but other than that, this is what I’m using nightly and can recommend heartily.  What do you use at night? Is it different than your nightime program? — Marcia

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