Want to look younger? Us too! Heliocare Dietary Supplements

Heliocare Supplements

Dietary supplements aren’t something the BIZ writes about often – they have to be mighty special to inspire one of us to tackle a rather personal subject. Heliocare is so special we BOTH decided to write about it for a side by side post!

One reason the BIZ likes this supplement so much is that the company is local for us – it’s located in Ferndale, Michigan, which is practically in our backyards. But besides that, Lisa and Marcia had such great experiences with the Heliocare supplement they decided it was well worth both weighing in on the topic.


Heliocare Supplements

Heliocare Supplements

LISA SAYS:  When I think of what I NEED in my diet, my mind typically goes right to ‘CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES!!” Not the healthiest choice, but hey….they have milk in them, right? Eggs? Sounds like breakfast to me!

What I am trying to say is that I am very lazy when it comes to diet and my health. I go for easy. Same goes for supplements. If it isn’t easy, I’m not going to do it. Thankfully, Heliocare is as easy as chocolate chip cookies for breakfast…only much better for you.  The dosage is just 1 capsule in the morning. That’s it. Not even two a day!

This is one too many!!

I can do one a day. And what does one of these babies a day do for me? It gives me younger looking skin thanks to the Fernblock PLE Technology, which is an antioxidant formula.  I can do that too – why not fight those free radicals on the inside with my supplement as well as on the outside with my skin care?

Heliocare has studied this formula and the effects with dermatologists for over 25 years. The science is there – and it works. This is a supplement to add to your regimen, whether you are careful and organized or a bit of a mess like me!


Heliocare Dietary Supplement

I had a great experience when taking Heliocare supplements which is why they are wonderful for me to continue with. The main result I had with these is that they made my hair grow in fuller and stronger. About halfway through my 60 day supply of these vegetarian capsules I started noticing the difference in my hair. I thought it was from the biotin pills I take but realized that it was more than the biotin doing something for me.

When I read about these dietary supplements it mostly talked about using them for fitness so it’s a double bonus for me that it helps my hair and skin too.

Heliocare Dietary Supplement

Heliocare is all about protecting us from free radicals. I see that term all the time but now I truly understand it thanks to Heliocare.

So, what are free radicals?

“Let’s get technical – a free radical is a molecule that’s missing at least one electron, causing it to be negatively charged. In an effort to remain neutral, free radicals seek electrons from healthy cells. This process leaves healthy cells damaged, and sets off a chain reaction. Unfortunately, free radicals are a part of our everyday life. They can be generated by the environment, sun exposure, certain foods, excessive alcohol and yes, even exercise.  High levels of free radicals in the body have been linked to a number of medical conditions and premature aging.”


Powerful, unique, and clinically proven antioxidant properties — all in a single capsule. With some supplements you can feel them as you swallow but that’s not the case with these. They go down smoothly, have no aftertaste, don’t come back at me, and are working to help my skin and hair remain more resilient. I may not be a doctor but I know what works for me personally and these certainly do.

You can find Heliocare at Walgreens and Walmart locations nationwide; and heliocare.com (sign up to get a $3 coupon) or dermstore.com $30 for 60 capsules, $15 for 30 capsules.

SeabuckWonders delights me and has a giveaway for you

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SeabuckWonders Body Lotion and Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

I’ve read a lot about SeabuckWonders in the past but truthfully I never was enticed by it. That was a mistake and I’m here to admit it. I am using two of their products and am ready for more.

Sea buckthorn is considered to be one of nature’s most balanced fruits. SeabuckWonders uses the finest certified organic Sea Buckthorn from Tibet. It’s rich in anti-oxidants and contains the highest level of the rare Omega-7 that is great for skin as well as used internally for cardio-vascular, gastrointestinal, liver health, and immune support. My internist gave these a big thumbs up when I called to ask about the Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails supplement.supplement police photoI am a supplement taker and I know not everyone is but I believe in adding things that my body is probably missing from my diet. I do encourage you to check with your doctor prior to using any supplement though as I’m not in the medical field. I’ve taken several different types of products for my hair, skin & nails but not all are as loaded with Omega oils as SeabuckWonders. I was advised to take Omegas for heart health so with SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails I’m taking 2 of these daily to give me natural support for my complexion, nails, hair, and heart.

SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

The recommended dose is two of these vegetarian softgels. That provides 5000 mcg of Biotin along with 800 mg of Organic Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil (Omega 7) and 200 mg of Organic Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil (Omega 3).

Omega 7 provides deep hydration and boosts skin cell functions. Omegas 3, 6 & 9 nourish and restore the natural balance of the skin. Biotin is a B vitamin that is crucial for supporting healthy functions in the body. It improves the metabolism of fatty acids and amino acids. Biotin can stop dry brittle nails, problem skin and moisturize hair that breaks. Combining sea buckthorn oil with biotin replenishes strength like no other supplement can.

SeabuckWonders Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails

As someone who has lost hair due to health problems I love how much thicker and fuller my hair has become. In addition I know that it’s keeping my nails stronger.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

The other product I’m using from SeabuckWonders is their Himalyan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion which is a perfect addition to my summer routine. This lovely lotion is lightweight and gets absorbed beautifully. But it’s not so lightweight that it’s like applying nothing on my skin. The lotion feels and looks rich but it doesn’t smother your skin, it lets it breathe while we’re wearing lighter clothes in the warm weather.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

I keep it on the shelf in my shower so that I can apply it on my damp body and it makes my body feel nourished. I’ll grab it out of the shower to use on my hands as a hand lotion too. I actually should buy an extra to keep in my guest bath as a hand lotion.

SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Body Lotion

There’s a very pleasant light natural orange scent from natural essential orange oil. It doesn’t last long which is too bad since I like it so much. It contains Omega Fatty Acids 7, 3, 6 & 9. These anti-oxidants are super for rejuvenating and replenishing the skin’s natural balance as well as for softening skin to be its silkiest. I love the way it feels on my skin. And it won’t interfere with any other fragrance you might use.

These are very reasonably priced items that you can purchase separately or together as a set. Amazon has the best prizes that I’ve found, especially on the body lotion.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  SeabuckWonders has kindly offered a set of the Body Lotion and Hair, Skin & Nails supplement to two US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. I’m excited about this and wish I could win myself. As usual you must be a Beauty Info Zone email subscriber and comment on the giveaway for your entries to be counted. This giveaway is open through 7/29/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. —  Marcia

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I took a 30 Day Challenge with Z Skin Systems Skincare

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin

I am fascinated with the concept of ‘beauty from the inside out’. I am not talking about how being a good, kind, loving person makes you beautiful…there is no doubt that is true. I am talking about the connection between inner physical health and outer appearance. So while I am typically reluctant to take on any sort of skin care challenge that lasts very long, I decided to try a ZSS Skincare 30 Day Challenge, complete with before and after pictures.

ZSS Skin Care Method No. 1 Radiant Skin

ZSS Skin Care Method No. 1 Radiant Skin

ZSS Skincare sent me their 2-part skin detox system that features Zeaxanthin, a ‘skin food’ that is derived from orange paprika peppers. So what exactly is Zeaxanthin?
Zeaxanthin is a carotenoid found in leafy green vegetables, yellow and orange peppers, corn and eggs that is scarce in the typical daily diet. Zeaxanthin is a strong antioxidant, clinically evaluated to lessen the inflammatory response of skin exposed to environmental stressors such as the sun and promote even skin tone – resulting in improved radiance and glow.* ZSS contain all-natural Zeaxanthin, derived from paprika peppers, in levels that have been clinically evaluated to promote healthy skin, inside and out.
There are two kits available: Radiant, which is an anti-aging kit for wrinkles, and Clear, which is for adult acne. I tried the Radiant Skin Method. It includes a topical serum called Nutri-Serum™ and a daily natural supplement. ZSS ran clinical trials and they found users had a 60% reduction in the appearance of deep wrinkles after three months. I tried it for one month and I definitely had some improvement.
ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin supplements

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin supplements

The dietary supplements come in individual packs with two supplements in each. I like the packaging because I can easily throw a pack into my lunch bag or purse to take when I have lunch. I tend to eat breakfast on the run, so I wait until midday when I can take the pills with some food. These supplements work from the inside, tackling skin issues like hydration, photo-protection, healthy skin aging and skin inflammation caused by various environmental exposures – all root causes of skin care aging issues.
ZSS Skin Serum

ZSS Nutri-Serum

Along with the supplements, the 30-Day supply includes the Nutri-Serum, which is a beautiful serum that delivers hydration and topical skin support. Key ingredients include the Zeaxanthin, Alpha Lipoic Acid as an antioxidant, Seabuckthorn Fruit Oil for improving skin tone and texture, and Gotu Kola Seed for collagen support. This serum does include silicones, which my skin loves but I know some people have problems with it. The thought is that because topical products only penetrate so deep into the body, the supplements work from the inside to create the most healthy skin possible.
ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin before and after

ZSS Skin Care Radiant Skin before and after

So what do you think of my results? This is after 30 days. I imagine the results would be far more dramatic with a full 90 days like ZSS had in their clinical study.

The Radiant Skin System is $160.00 for a 30 day supply. Each monthly package has a 30-day supply of 0.5 oz Nutri-Serum and dietary supplements. Are my results enough to make you want to give this system a shot?  – Lisa

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A very healthy giveaway with HUM Nutrition

HUM Nutrition
How about a giveaway that helps you get beautiful from the inside out?  The folks at HUM Nutrition, a beauty-nutrition brand inspired by the idea that beauty starts within, are sponsoring a great giveaway for Beauty Info Zone readers.
HUM Nutrition products are sold at Sephora and have been featured in tons of magazines from Vogue to Glamour to Marie Claire. Enter today to win two of their best-selling products:  Smooth Operator and Turn Back Time.
HUM Smooth Operator and Turn Back Time Giveaway
HUM Nutrition sent Smooth Operator and Turn Back Time to test and they are a dynamic duo of anti-aging skin care. I really don’t like taking pills but I found these to be easy to take and digest. I think that is in part because all of the ingredients they use are natural, pure and potent, gluten-free and non-GMO.
Smooth Operator helps to keep your skin firm and increases collagen production, which also helps elasticity. The ingredients include collagen peptide, red wine, and grape seed extract. This nutritional skin booster is great, especially paired with Turn back Time.
Turn Back Time is full of tons of antioxidants and polyphenols like turmeric and green tea. These ingredients protect cells and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Together, the collagen boost from Smooth Operator and the skin protection from Turn Back Time help repair skin cells for firm, radiant skin.
HUM Nutrition Smooth Operator and Turn Back Time

HUM Nutrition Smooth Operator and Turn Back Time

 HUM Nutrition has all kinds of ‘beauty from within’ products that address issues from weight loss to blemishes.  Their website has a survey you can take for a free, personalized health report from one of their nutritionists:  http://hyperurl.co/HUMquiz
We don’t often feature supplements on Beauty Info Zone, but HUM Nutrition is extremely impressive and the company has a terrific message.
Another bonus:  Use the coupon code HUM10 for $10 off your first order placed through the HUM Nutrition website!  This code works for all first orders over $29.95.
GIVEAWAY INFORMATION – This giveaway is open through 5/4/15 at 11:59 p.m. to US subscribers. Sometimes late in a giveaway the comments close so please email us at [email protected]gmail.com with your comment, then click “I commented” and you can continue with other options. Enter now to get beautiful from within, and #KeepHumming! – Lisa and Marcia

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Viviscal review and grateful giveaway

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall

All the king’s horses and all the queen’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again

My personal version:

Blogger Marcia was in the hall

Blogger Marcia had a great fall

All the nurses and rehab men

Couldn’t put Marcia’s hair together again

You’ve read about my travails over and over since August. It affected my life in more ways than one. Not only was my leg broken at the knee but the trauma caused me to lose massive amounts of hair and eyelashes. Unfortunately this wasn’t the first time I lost hair but at least I know it could grow back with the right treatment.

Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplement

Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplement

Shortly before I was hospitalized I had bought Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplements and took it for a few weeks because I knew my body needed more Biotin and no one has a better reputation than Viviscal. In the hospital and rehab they weren’t giving me anything other than my regular prescriptions and a multi-vitamin. I didn’t consider asking for the Viviscal from home because that’s not where my mind was.

When Viviscal emailed me by chance to test this and their shampoo and conditioner, you know what the answer was.

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements, Viviscal Gentle Shampoo, Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

Viviscal Extra Strength Supplements, Viviscal Gentle Shampoo, Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

Now that I’ve been using this combination for the last 4 months I can tell you that I’m one happier woman and one with healthier and fuller hair. I take the supplements morning and evening. I used the shampoo and conditioner for 6 weeks before stopping to test other products but I still use it at least once a week no matter what else I’m testing.

Viviscal supplement stats

Viviscal supplement stats

Viviscal Extra Strength Dietary Supplements come in a one month or three month supply. The prices on their website are $49.99 and $119.99. To be honest though I’ve bought mine from Amazon since it’s less expensive there. There’s a ton of information about the supplements so I’ll try to condense. Viviscal Extra Strength dietary supplements contain the exclusive marine complex AminoMar®, as well as Biotin, Zinc, Vitamin C, Horsetail Extract and Iron, to nourish hair from within. Not only are you getting the Biotin that we’ve learned is great for hair but it’s supplemented with marine complex AminoMar®.



The Gentle Shampoo and Moisturizing Conditioner ($19.99 each) are free from SLS, SLES, Parabens, Artificial Colors, Artificial Fragrances and Mineral Oils. They are 96 – 99% derived from natural sources. The shampoo cleanses, conditions and exfoliates the dead skin cells on your head. The shampoo is on the thin side and is almost gel like and doesn’t lather which  doesn’t matter since it’s very effective.

Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner is very thick. I have to keep my bottle upside down to make it easier to squeeze out. It’s a light conditioner that never weighs my hair down. Not only is this moisturizing but my hair is soft after using. It also leaves my hair smooth and with a little more volume.

Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

Viviscal Moisturizing Conditioner

I no longer cry when I wash my hair. My shower wall and afterwards sink used to be filled with gobs and gobs of hair. That’s not the case now. Everyone has hair fallout, that’s shedding, just like a pet sheds. My hair feels more healthy, is staying ON my head and the cycle is broken. To continue this way I am continuing with Viviscal Supplements for as long as I can. The science is behind Viviscal and I really believe in it. There’s a different supplement for men though the haircare items are the same. Since they don’t have fragrance they work equally well for all. Viviscal has a Healthy Hair Club that you can join to get free shipping and automatic delivery as well as save money.

Now that you’ve read my long story it’s time to try it yourself. If you are a US Beauty Info Zone subscriber we have a giveaway for the 3 month supply of the Viviscal Supplements, a bottle of the Gentle Shampoo and the Moisturizing Conditioner. This is open through 2/26/15 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If comments close please write your comment on our Facebook page or email me at [email protected] with your comment and then continue on. I wish you luck with both the giveaway and with having renewed, healthy hair like I do now. — Marcia

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