Valentina’s Naturals facial oils have changed my skincare routine in a wondrous way

Valentina's Naturals Ageproof Facial Oil and Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Ageproof Facial Oil and Perfect Cleansing Oil

Once upon a time in the dark ages of my life the idea of using an oil on my face would have had me running and screaming. It just wasn’t heard of to do that. My skin has gone through all the stages since my youth. I’ve been extremely oily, I’ve had combo skin, I went through adult acne, back to combo, and now I’m settling into dry skin. While I’m not ultra dry I definitely notice a difference. I’m happy to report that I lived through that very oily stage and now I realize that it was a blessing in disguise since it kept wrinkles at bay as I grew older.

If I hadn’t caved and starting using facial oils I don’t think that my skin would be in as good shape as it is now. Therefore when Valentina’s Naturals approached me about trying some of their facial oils I was happy to agree.

Valentina's Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil and Ageproof Facial Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil and Ageproof Facial Oil

There are 4 steps in Valentina’s Naturals skincare regimen: Step 1 is to cleanse, Step 2 is toner, Step 3 is the treatment serum, while Step 4 is moisture. There are several varieties in steps 2 and 4 so that all skin can find the perfect perfects.

Valentina's Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Step 1 is cleansing which is in the form of Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil ($18). For all skin types, this cleanser is 100% natural with 4 oils that make up its composition, all of which are organic. It has the most delectable sweet orange fragrance that makes me eager to wash.

Valentina's Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina's Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

It’s so easy to use and leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. It’s almost a shame to move on from this but it’s only step 1. The directions tell us to massage a pumpful onto your face and neck in gentle circles. Towel it off with a warm washcloth. No need to use another cleanser for double cleansing unless you’ve worn very heavy face makeup. I find that between the Perfect Cleansing Oil and a terry washcloth my face is perfectly cleansed.

Next step is to tone and use a serum. I’m in the process of testing a skincare line that has asked me not to use any other products on my skin. As much as I’m seeing a difference with that line what I missed was a richer moisturizer so when I added Valentina’s Naturals Ageproof Facial Oil ($24) my skin cheered me on.

Valentina's Naturals Ageproof Facial Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Ageproof Facial Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Ageproof Facial Oil is the perfect moisturizer to finish off your skincare regimen especially at night. This is their oil for normal or mature skin. I like to think I’m normal but for sure I know that I have mature skin. But if this doesn’t describe your skin you could pick Balancing Facial Oil for Oily or Combination skin or choose Pure Comfort Facial Oil for Dry or Sensitive Skin. Now it may seem counterproductive to put an oil on oily skin but it actually helps open clogged pores if it has the right oil that is.

Valentina's Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Ageproof Facial Oil also contains wonderful oils that are good for your skin. The two standouts are Primrose Oil and Jojoba Oil. The reason behind using Primrose Oil is that it’s rich in skin-nourishing Gamma Linoleum Acid, which is often depleted in our skin as we age. Even though I “think” I know my ingredients, I learned this from Valentina’s Naturals: “Jojoba Oil is actually not an oil at all but a natural liquid plant wax which is remarkable for its ability to mimic healthy skin sebum.” I’ve used many jojoba oil products but never saw the explanation put this way.

Valentina's Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil

Since using Valentina’s Naturals Perfect Cleansing Oil in particular as well as the Perfect Cleansing Oil my skin is fighting the ravages of what winter was doing to my skin. I’m no longer battling dry spots or flakiness. My skin is feeling more refreshed and ready to take on the day. These two reasonably priced facial oils are ones I can wholeheartedly recommend and will purchase them when empty.

What facial oils are in your life? To learn more please join the other Makeup Wars bloggers to learn about their choices but don’t forget mine! —  Marcia




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Appriya Transformative Skincare introduction with a giveaway

Appriya Transformative Skincare, Mineral products

Appriya Transformative Skincare, Mineral products

We’d like to introduce you to APPRIYA, a skincare brand that Beauty Info Zone was sent to test. The happy news is that the company sent us several of their best products for a giveaway. We love spoiling our readers with giveaways and we love testing and learning about a company as unique as Appriya.

Appriya is different than the other products we use because it’s based on water. Not just any water though but the untouched mineral waters that create the basis of their line.

Appriya water is rich in restorative natural nano like particles. These biodegradable nano like particles dissolve into the skin, enhancing the efficiency of each product’s active ingredients and ensuring a perfect and even application of every cream, serum and tonic.The skin absorbs the minerals from our water to detoxify the complexion, reduce inflammation, boost moisture retention and supplement collagen and elastic fibers for healthier skin. Bursting with the optimal balance of ionic dissolved minerals, Appriya water offers the most hydration and moisture with its neutral pH and biodegradable properties.
 There are 5 products in the Appriya mineral line and all contain silica. Silica has many properties that fortify and nourish our skin, nails, and hair. It invigorates collagen and boosts the elastin that’s deep within our skin.
MARCIA shares Appriya Mineral Tonic, Mineral Complex Serum and Delicate Zone Mineral Serum while LISA shares Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse and Comprehensive Mineral Day and Night Cream
Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse and Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream
Appriya Mineral Tonic and Mineral Serums

Appriya Mineral Tonic and Mineral Serums

APPRIYA MINERAL CLEANSING MOUSSE

Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse Appriya Mineral Cleansing Mousse

($59.00)  I absolutely love this cleansing mousse. It has coconut and fruit sugars which help dissolve oil and dirt, along with vitamin E to help protect skin. The mousse is beautiful foamy goodness that works great with my Luna. I have tons of cleansers but I reach for this one all the time. Ingredients include: Coco Glucoside, which is derived from coconut and fruit sugars and provides hydration and helps maintain skin elasticity while controlling oil production. Allantoin, which is derived from the Comfrey Root-this botanical extract is an excellent soothing and healing agent. Vitamin E, which is a nutrient and antioxidant that defends against free radicals and other environmental damaging effects.

APPRIYA MINERAL TONIC

Appriya Mineral Tonic

Appriya Mineral Tonic

The secret to Appriya Mineral Tonic lies in the Appriya water that’s in every Appriya product. The water is pure and untouched but gathers its essence by the way it flows across ancient marble where it becomes enriched with silica and hydrogen peroxide.

The ingredients within are what makes this a unique toner: Cucumber Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Mushroom Extract, Niacinamide, Fermented Soy, and Vitamin C. Each has a job but combine to make sure that your skin remains calm and hydrated. The Niacinamide helps with acne even. The formula refines your skin’s texture and adds to the hydration level. I use this mostly at night to make sure that the remainder of my cosmetics are removed leaving my skin more hydrated. There’s a very light fragrance that’s gone quickly.

APPRIYA COMPREHENSIVE MINERAL DAY & NIGHT CREAM

Appriya Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night CreamAppriya Comprehensive Mineral Day & Night Cream

($189.00)  This is pretty spendy, but hey – it’s infused with colloidal gold! This ingredient plus a host of others create a truly elegant formula that does everything good you could wish for in a skin cream: boosts elasticity, fades wrinkles, evens skin tone, soothes skin and plumps it up. Check out all this goodness:  Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which helps even skin tone, improves skins moisture and reduces the appearance of acne. Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parki), embodied with Vitamins A and E, moisturizes the skin and reduces inflammation. Glycolic Acid, which treats acne and oiliness, diminishes blackheads, minimizes pores, and reduces fine lines. Hibiscin Seed Extract (Hibiscus Esculentus), which strengthens weak skin, and has a strong immediate tensor effect. Colloidal Gold, which helps firm skin and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Evening Primrose Seed Extract (Oenothera Biennis), which improves acne, psoriasis, and eczema. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, which stimulates collagen and elastin fibroblast to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

I am very impressed with this beautiful moisturizer and I know you will be too!

APPRIYA MINERAL COMPLEX SERUM

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

While there are two serums from the Mineral line they are used for different purposes. Mineral Complex Serum is a great facial serum that’s especially good for dry skin. The ingredients are extremely hydrating and nurturing. Aloe, Horse Chestnut Extract and Niacinamide are the hydrating ingredients along with Appriya Water. These are native Thai elements that have been recognized to reduce redness, to calm and to soothe. The Niacinamide helps balance the moisture content so you look more radiant.

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

Appriya Mineral Complex Serum

But there’s more!! Coconut Oil, Lotus Flower Extract and Evening Primrose Seed Extract are all indigenous to Thailand and work together to diminish wrinkles and give you a brighter and more balanced skin tone. It’s very lightweight and doesn’t take long to be absorbed into your skin; as you can see from the ingredients there is a light floral fragrance that is appealing.

APPRIYA DELICATE ZONE MINERAL SERUM

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Delicate Zone Mineral Serum is almost as nourishing as Mineral Complex Serum but it’s intended for different areas. The work accomplished is the same in both as they help to rejuvenate, pamper and restore radiance. Delicate Zone can be used near your eyes, on your neck and decollete. I’ve used it on my face too actually.

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

Appriya Delicate Zone Mineral Serum

As well as the Appriya water it contains Anti-Aging Plant Stem Cells that are derived from Apple Fruit Cell Culture Extract – powerful anti-oxidants that help diminish fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains Squalene that helps fight free radicals and smooth the look of fine lines. The Squalene is plant derived unlike others. Follow the two serums with the Comprehensive Day & Night Cream for maximum benefit.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: One US subscriber will win both the Cleansing Mousse and the Day & Night Cream. In addition they will win one of the two serums of their choice. Another subscriber will win the second serum. Because of the weight we have to make this a US only giveaway. To enter you have 2 requirements: subscribe by EMAIL to Beauty Info Zone and comment. All other items in the Rafflecopter give you more chances to win, especially with Twitter since you can do that daily. This giveaway ends on 1/30/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Remember you can’t win if you aren’t honest!

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The first ever IT Cosmetics Skincare TSV – New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

IT Cosmetics January TSV New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics January TSV New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin

Saturday January 14th brings us the first IT Cosmetics Skincare Collection, New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin, and it’s wonderful. Beauty Info Zone was sent this to test and to help you learn all about it. You aren’t going to want to miss this so be sure you tune in to QVC or go on QVC.com to order. A 4 piece skin care collection with two brand new products!

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream
LISA SHARES:

I love the name of this product. Confidence in a Cream™?  Sign me up! This is the very first time IT Cosmetics has offered Confidence in a Cream in a TSV collection. This day and night moisturizer seems to do everything. It moisturizes thirsty skin, giving it a nice glow; it tackles skin texture and leaves it feeling smooth; it evens out skin tone; it reduces the look of pores. Sounds like great skin to me.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a CreamIT Cosmetics Confidence in a CreamWhat’s inside to help create all of these skin miracles is a little something IT Cosmetics calls their Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate.Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate, which includes collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal. I love the texture of this incredible mix of ingredients. It’s thick and fluffy and it feels decadent when applied. It does have a scent that I can’t quite put my finger on…I don’t particularly like it, but it’s light and it dissipates quickly. Does it work? You betcha. IT Cosmetics did a clinical study and check out these results:

  • 100% said skin was soft, smooth & infused with moisture*
  • 97% said skin looked and felt rejuvenated*
  • 94% said skin felt younger and healthier*
  • 81% said pores appeared minimized, and fine lines & wrinkles appeared less noticeable*

*Results observed in a consumer panel survey.

Confidence in a Cream is a terrific moisturizer with an elegant formula that your face and décolleté will love, especially if you tend towards dry skin.IMG_4332Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+

If you are a fan of Confidence in a Cream, you are really going to love the new Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+.  This is a solid serum foundation that provides all the benefits of the Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer with a full coverage foundation. Plus, it has full sun protections with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical sunscreen.
Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Fair

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Fair

This serum/foundation comes in seven different shades:
  • Fair: porcelain skin; fairest of the fair
  • Light: if you have a bit more warmth to your skin
  • Medium: light to medium skintones
  • Medium Tan: if you have a warm or golden-medium skintone
  • Tan: tan skintones
  • Rich: tan to rich skin with golden tones
  • Deep: rich to deep skin with a warmer tones

Anything that multitasks is a winner and I think a foundation that is also a skin treating serum is a genius idea. Way to go IT Cosmetics!

MARCIA SHARES:

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush

Now that Lisa has told you about the amazing Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50 you are going to be thrilled with the new brush that will help your skin look even more amazing. The Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush is a breakthrough product. If you’ve had the opportunity to use other Heavenly Skin brushes through other TSV’s you already know how soft and wonderful these brushes are. The brush is custom-cut and applies the serum foundation effortlessly. The way it’s cut helps it hug the contours of your face so that you end up looking like you’ve airbrushed your foundation. While the compact comes with a sponge, you will be in heaven using the brush. This is a new brush that you can’t buy any other way!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream is so easy for me to write about because I’ve been using it for months. It’s become a staple in my life. I’m someone who uses an eye cream twice a day and love trying new ones. But I also have my favorites that stay with me even after testing is done and IT Cosmetics made the grade with Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream. It’s a very light blue unscented product. It is in a jar which many people will be negative about but not me. I use a small clean spatula to remove the cream so that I’m not interfering with the integrity of the eye cream.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream is infused with caffeine, vitamin C, collagen and peptides. I couldn’t ask for more. My dark circles couldn’t ask for more nor could my fine lines. This is an eye cream that you want in your life and on your face. This jar will last you a very long time.

Now that you’ve seen this be sure to order A287731 for single delivery of these 4 magical products. It’s a $182 value that QVC will later sell $97 but now you can buy it for $79.96 and free shipping. Don’t be late to this party since it ends when January 14th ends.

*sent for review, used with excitement

Start the year with RoC®Retinol Correxion and a 2017 giveaway

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We want to make sure 2017 starts on the right foot and we know that RoC® Retinol Correxion
products will do just that for you. Beauty Info Zone is proud to be part of the RoC® blogger team and use these products as part of our skincare life. RoC® sent us some items for 2017 and is sending these same products to two of our US subscribers. Read on to see what you can win.     #gotitfree

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerLisa reminds us:  If you love retinol and you have dry skin you will love the RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer ($23). It has Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun, and the packaging is perfect for keeping the ingredients effective.   RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerRetinol is an incredible ingredient for fighting fine lines and wrinkles. RoC says, “Retinol is the #1 dermatologist recommended cosmetic age-fighting ingredient. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol works to unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discolorations and smooth the skin.”RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerRoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer

RoC® scientists were the pioneers who developed the correct packaging that is needed to keep retinol stable and effective. Two of my most favorite retinol products are both their day cream and their night cream (Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream). The Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer is perfect for those with normal to dry skin. The cream is smooth and sinks in quickly, leaving a satin finish. This elegant lotion has a terrific texture that rivals day moisturizers that are ten times the cost.

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

Marcia reminds us:  Everyone needs an eye cream. In my opinion it is never to early to start using one therefore RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream is easy to recommend to any of our readers.  This non-greasy eye cream works for me day or night. It doesn’t interfere with my makeup especially mascara. It dries down quickly and easily.

RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

With regular use you’ll find that within a few weeks that puffiness and those dark circles that we all complain about will be significantly reduced. The longer you use it the more results you’ll see especially with fine lines and crows feet. It’s an affordable addition to your skincare regime and one that will help you start 2017 off properly.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATIONRoC® will be sending two of our US subscribers all three of the products seen today. Therefore you’ll have great skincare to make sure that 2017 doesn’t take a toll on your face. As usual the 2 requirements for a giveaway are to be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and make a comment. All other entries are extras to give you more of a chance to win. The giveaway is open through 11:59 p.m. EST on 1/23/17. If comments (Speak Your Mind) close early please email us at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it RoC Skincare, click “I commented” and you can move on.

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Start your year with PÜR Cosmetics for some purely great skincare and cosmetics

There are so many products from #PURBEAUTY that get overlooked in our rush to share the latest and greatest. Since it’s a new year we decided that it’s time to share some of these with you to start the year off properly. We have 5 products that get overlooked but shouldn’t.                                                                     samples

SKINCARE:

There are three steps in the PÜR skincare family. Step one is In The Clear Clarifying Cleanser.

PÜR In The Clear Clarifying Cleanser

PÜR In The Clear Clarifying Cleanser

“Clear skin starts here. In The Clear is a multi-action cleanser that gently exfoliates with lactic acid, clarifies with tea tree oil and soothes extra oily, irritable and problem-prone skin. This clarifying cleanser calms and cools with lavender, peppermint and aloe vera, and is never harsh or over-drying.”

Step 2 is PÜR Dirty Girl, a great detoxifying mudd masque.

PÜR Dirty Girl

PÜR Dirty Girl

Marcia says: This is a great mudd masque. It contains Pascalite Clay which really helps to detoxify skin. It’s great for pore cleansing. I get clogged pores which make them look larger than I prefer so using a mud masque is perfect for clarifying them and keeping the ickies at bay.

PÜR Dirty Girl

PÜR Dirty Girl

PÜR uses soothing botanicals along with this detoxifying pascalite clay. It contains Calcium Bentonite to unclog pores and eliminate impurities; Cucumber Extract to soothe and calm the skin; and Salicylic Acid to gently exfoliate and renew.

PÜR Dirty Girl first applied

PÜR Dirty Girl first applied

It dries down quickly. It doesn’t crack off though it does feel dry once set. You decide how long you want to keep it on – from 5 to 20 minutes. I usually leave it on for 10 minutes.

PÜR Dirty Girl dried

PÜR Dirty Girl dried

I have to use a washcloth to completely remove it and then follow with a toner like Step 3.

Step 3 is Miracle Mist, to hydrate and set.

Pur Cosmetics Miracle Mist Hydrate and Set

Lisa says: Miracle Mist is a hydrating spray that also helps set makeup. It has over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids to pamper your skin. I find that I prefer it for setting mineral makeup over any other type of makeup – it’s pretty impressive for giving a polished appearance, giving mineral foundation and eyeshadow a fresh appearance and extending wear time.

Benefits:

  • Contains over 70 essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids
  • Instantly infuses the skin with vital moisture
  • Soothes and refreshes dry skin and hair with fulvic acid
  • Locks down mineral makeup for all-day perfection

If you have extremely dry skin this is a great product. It’s also very helpful for those times when powder makeup looks a little too powdery. If you need lots of hydration and love mineral makeup, Miracle Mist is effective, refreshing, and convenient to use.

Now that you know about these skincare items there’s a set that you can get to try them all out. It’s a PÜR Skincare Starter Set at ULTA that is only $29 and contains Simplicity Soothing Gentle Cleanser (0.5 oz.), Soak It Up Intense Hydrating Moisturizer (0.5 oz.), Miracle Mist Hydrate & Set (1.0 oz.), and Dirty Girl Detoxifying Mudd Masque (0.5 oz.). A great way to start a new year and refresh your skin.
Free Shipping on all U.S. orders over $40 at PurCosmetics.com – No promotion code needed!

PÜR Skincare Sampler Set

PÜR Skincare Sampler Set

COSMETICS:

Lisa says: While Marcia is getting her skin care on, I am getting my makeup on with PUR Volume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with Keratin and Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss in Glitzy.

Volume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with KeratinVolume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with KeratinVolume Vixen 4-in-1 Full Volume Mascara with Keratin ($21): This is my go-to mascara. I only need one coat for tons of drama. I love the separation, the fullness, and the length – plus this jet black mascara doesn’t smudge. I also love how my lashes are soft, not stiff, which I think is a much more attractive look. Do lashes really look as good as false eyelashes like the claim? Not really, but they are as close as I’ve ever gotten with a mascara. This is a real winner.
Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss in GlitzyChateau Kisses Lip Gloss in GlitzyChateau Kisses Lip Gloss in Glitzy

Chateau Kisses Lip Gloss in Glitzy ($18):  I love this lip gloss. It has wonderful slip without being sticky, and the color lasts a nice long time. I think Glitzy has just enough shimmer to make my lips look bigger without looking like I am trying too hard. Isn’t Glitzy a gorgeous shade? There are seven more shades available and I swear I want every single one.

Wearing my PUR Cosmetics

Wearing my PUR Cosmetics

Marcia says: One last cosmetic item that just never gets talked about are Perfect Fit eyeshadow trios. There are a dozen different trios to provide beautiful colors for your eyes. Whether you like greens, browns, purples, or brights there’s a set for you. I have Wild Child which fits into my cosmetic life perfectly.

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

I buy too many neutrals so having this purple toned trio is a great change of pace and a reminder of why I wore purple on my eyes for years and years. With built-in firming ingredients and light-diffusing mineral spheres, each shade helps create a velvety smooth, crease-free finish.  My new favorite way to wear shadow is to use the darkest shade buffed smoothly onto my lid, take the middle shade from the lid up into the crease, and apply a highlight shade on my browbone. Wild Child fits perfectly. I love the lighter purple to give the illusion of lift. I use the highlight shade too in the inner tear duct. This is just right to give me the cool toned purples I like.

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

PÜR Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio in Wild Child

We hope to be back with more PÜR and some of their newest products but we’re happy to remind ourselves why we like the brand.

PÜR is sold at ULTA as well as their own website and Kohls. Samples sent for consideration, affiliate links in use

Solomomo Skin Wand is the skincare tool of the future – today

 

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Welcome to the future of skincare. Its name is SOLOMOMO and it’s coming our way.solomomo_text_logo_sm

This is a sponsored post with Solomomo but all opinions and experiences are my own.

Solomomo Home Skin Wand

Solomomo Home Skin Wand

SOLOMOMO SKIN WAND is a skin insight machine that will help you find out exactly what your skin needs are. My experience is that every time I’m in a skincare department the MA that I’m working with will tell me my skin is dehydrated. It’s a selling technique yet I’ve bought the recommended product time and again. How do I know for sure if it’s working? Especially since the next time I’m shopping I’ll hear that same spiel again.

Solomomo Home Skin Wand

Solomomo Home Skin Wand

Now I plan on relying on the Solomomo Skin Wand to help me know what’s happening with my skin. When you open your box you’ll find the Solomomo Skin Wand (home version) attached to the skincare tablet. You turn on the touch screen tablet and it will bring you to the main screen.

Solomomo Skin Wand main screen

Solomomo Skin Wand main screen

It’s even prepared for future products and multiple users. The wand does all the work.

Solomomo Skin Wand

Solomomo Skin Wand

There are 19 points that the wand walks you through on your face to get a complete picture. Hold the wand flush to your makeup free skin, click the button on the wand and you’ll be capturing a picture of your skin at each of those 19 points.

Solomomo Skin Wand - 19 points to touch

Solomomo Skin Wand – 19 points to touch

Solomomo Skin Wand - my chin results

Solomomo Skin Wand – my chin results

Each point takes just a few seconds so it’s not like you are spending hours getting this right. After you are done you’ll use your personal wifi connection to send your images to the company for a complete analysis. They in turn will return a report to you. Your results are private and won’t be seen by anyone else. You can use your Solomomo home version of the Skin Wand whenever you want to see how your skin is doing.

Solomomo Skin Wand results, one example

Solomomo Skin Wand results, one example

 

Solomomo Skin Wand is so new that if you buy it today you won’t receive it until late February but I can wait that amount of time to learn exactly what all the skincare I use does for me. I was sent a promo model that isn’t fully set up to do all my face but I was able to see many aspects of what it can do. When you and I do buy it on pre-order though the cost will go from $199 to $99. Don’t wait until it’s too late to get this special promo price here. Ask for it as a gift (my birthday is in January – hint to my husband) or use your Christmas money for it. Don’t you want to be ready for the future?  —  Marcia

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Start the new year right with a VERTERE Skin Care giveaway

VERTERE Holiday Skincare Set

VERTERE Holiday Skincare Set

I can’t resist a giveaway for my readers so when VERTERE offered me a skincare travel set in a holiday gift bag for one of my readers I, of course, said yes. I can’t give you my personal reactions to these two skincare items from VERTERE but I’ve done the research and these seem excellent.

If VERTERE is new on your radar then it’s time to learn about the brand and see why you’ll want to be the winner.

Blending luxury with clinical performance, Vertere® is the first and only skin care brand specifically created to improve the appearance of aging, hyperpigmentation and adult acne with one regimen and it may be used by all skin tones.

Vertere’s multifunctional, synergistic blend of proven, clinically active scientific and natural ingredients produces visible results rapidly without going through multiple steps, without using multiple products and without breaking out as a result. We use multiple key ingredients at clinically proven levels rather than simply one ‘star’ ingredient or minimal concentrations.

Vertere is also non-toxic – it’s hydroquinone-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free and more.

Vertere:

  • Uses proven ingredients at clinically proven levels
  • Is anti-aging skin care for breakout-prone skin
  • Is non-toxic – it is paraben-free, petrolatum-free, mineral oil-free, hydroquinone-free, SLS-free, phthalate-free and more
  • Does not use animal-derived ingredients
  • Uses a non-bioaccumulative preservative system
  • Products are not tested on animals
Vertere Holiday Gift Set

Vertere Holiday Gift Set

This gift set (on sale for $45) contains 2 of Vertere’s most popular items. REFINING TREATMENT CLEANSER (.5 fl oz in set and $42 for 4.2 oz full size) is especially good for those of us who have fine lines but still have breakouts. It’s a cleansing serum that contains 3.2% lactic acid, argan and baobab oils amongst the ingredients. Pores will be tighter and your skin will be hydrated, plumped, brightened and clarified. It can be used with fingers or your favorite cleansing device.

Vertere Refining Treatment Cleanser

Vertere Refining Treatment Cleanser

Vertere Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18 is their hero product. The full size is $133 so you may not want to get hooked on it but then again when you learn more about it, you won’t mind the price. Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 18 is five products in one – moisturizer, wrinkle smoother, blemish minimizer, dark spot brightener and  sun protection.

Vertere Dreamatic Transformation Cream

Vertere Dramatic Transformation Cream

Vertere Dramatic Transformation Cream contains 10% lactic acid plus antioxidants. For brightening it uses Alpha Arbutin which is a safe and more effective ingredient than hydroquinone. There are also multiple peptides for quick and long term results. You will only need to use a half pea to pea size since the cream is so concentrated.

Vertere Dramatic Transformation Cream

Vertere Dramatic Transformation Cream

After reading about these products, don’t you want to try them? I certainly do. Vertere gets 5 star ratings from its customers. This set would be a wonderful one for you to try out a skincare line that improves the appearance of aging, dark spots, and imperfections with one regimen for all skin types.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Our Vertere Holiday Gift set containing the deluxe travel edition products and green satin bag will belong to one US subscriber. Make sure I don’t have to disqualify you if you don’t follow as required. The giveaway is open through January 1, 2017 so it will be the first giveaway I mail out in the new year!! If comments close early (SPEAK YOUR MIND) then email me your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it skincare. What a way to start 2017!!

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Refining Treatment Cleanser active ingredients

  • Lactic acid at 3.2 percent accelerates skin cell renewal rate without irritating skin
  • Argan oil , a legendary rich source of essential fatty acids,  improves the appearance of acne to eczema
  • Baobab oil, obtained from trees with a 6,000-year lifespan, helps to improve skin elasticity and encourages skin cell regeneration without clogging pores
  • Burdock root extract soothes skin, relieving inflammation and peeling
  • MSM deeply penetrates to moisturize, brighten and even skin tone
  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice, celebrated as “the plant of immortality” in  ancient cultures, provides a rich source of skin nourishing vitamins, minerals, enzymes and essential amino acids

Dramatic Transformation Cream active ingredients

  • Lactic acid in a ten percent concentration provides a high skin cell renewal rate with a very low irritation level
  • Salicylic acid combines with lactic acid to synergistically amplify clarity
  • Alpha Arbutin produces faster and more pronounced lightening after 30 days compared to kojic acid and hydroquinone – and is a safer alternative to hydroquinone, which is banned everywhere except the United States due to carcinogenic concerns and is unsuitable for dark skin tones
  • Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate inhibits muscle contractions for a smoothing, anti-wrinkle effect; studies have shown 52 percent wrinkle reduction after 28 days
  • Omegas 3, 6 and 9 help rebuild skin’s barrier and retain moisture
  • Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, an organic peptide, has been shown to help protect against collagen degradation and reduce
    skin roughness