Treat yourself right. Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body and Camille Beckman Beauty Bath

Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body set

Treating yourself to a delightful little extravagance every once in a while is the best way to escape all the stress and anxiety that comes from watching the news these days…or even just reading your Facebook feed. I was recently sent two absolute gems that make me feel pampered and relaxed, and I highly recommend them both for escaping our current rather bizarre reality.                     samples

I am obsessed about the new Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body® set ($30). First of all, the packaging is adorable. The neat little box contains two glass jars of herbal goodness:  Sweet Soy Orange & Calendula Oil and Hot Toddy Body Scrub. You mix the dry scrub with the oil to create an exfoliating therapy scrub that makes skin soft, increases circulation, and makes you feel all warm inside and out.Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setWhile you can use a dish, I just mix the Cinnamon, Orange & Clove Body Scrub with the Sweet Soy, Calendula & Orange Bath & Beauty Oil in my hands. Then I apply this during my shower or after getting wet in the bath – making sure skin is already wet is crucial! Then I scrub my body, especially dry areas like my elbows and knees. It smells incredible and it actually makes my body feel warmer inside, probably from the increase in circulation. Increased circulation helps combat cellulite, a battle that I think we all want to win!Farmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body setFarmaesthetics Hot Toddy for the Body set

You are going to absolutely love this beautiful exfoliating scrub and it is a perfect gift for a girlfriend as well. Also, Farmaesthetics says “Our products are 100% natural, contain certified organic ingredients as indicated, are hypo-allergenic, non-irritating & dermatological tested, with a certified shelf-life of 2 years from the date of opening. No animal testing.”

I like to follow a good scrub with a wonderfully relaxing bath and my current favorite is Camille Beckman’s Epsom Salt and Coconut Milk Radiant and Renewing Bath Soak (4 packets for $12).Camille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath Soak

I love this bath soak because it not only softens and treats skin, it also works wonders on sore muscles. The only thing better than a hot, steamy bath of orange and cinnamon essential oils combined with organic cocoa butter and healing salts is that very same bath…but with a nice glass of wine.Camille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath SoakCamille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath Soak

A bath is a small but very effective way of relieving stress and giving yourself a much deserved break. Pick up some Camille Beckman Bath Soaks for:

-Handmade bath soaks made in small batches
-Healing epsom salt and soothing, powdered coconut milk
-Cocoa butter and coconut oil leave the skin feeling soft and refreshed
-Quality, A grade essential oils

Seriously, treat yourself right. You deserve it.  – Lisa

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Camille Beckman Beauty Bath Coconut Milk and Epsom Salt Bath Soak

Renew your face and body with ViaBuff

ViaBuff Body Exfoliators

ViaBuff Body Exfoliators

OR

ViaBuff Facial Exfoliators

ViaBuff Facial Exfoliators

Which do you choose? To exfoliate your face or body? Of course you can always do both and ViaBuff is an excellent way to go about this job.

There are 4 levels of exfoliation the ViaBuff way and Beauty Info Zone was sent these to explain to you why you need at least one level of product.

Level 1: Extra Gentle  PURPLE
Ideal for Oily Skin, Acne, Psoriasis

Level 2: Mild   GREEN
Ideal for Normal Skin, Eczema

Level 3: Moderate    PINK
Ideal for Dry Skin, Ingrown Hairs, Keratosis Pilaris, Waxing

Level 4: Clinical   WHITE
Ideal for Very Dry Skin

The Via Buff Tape Test

The Via Buff Tape Test

MARCIA’S SIDE:

Via Buff large in level 1 and 3

Via Buff large in level 1 and 3

The 5″ large ViaBuff are perfect for your body. I’ve been using both the purple level 1 and pink level 3 in my shower. Even though they look similar I can feel a difference between them. The purple is much softer but it still does a nice job of exfoliating. Since I have both I get the opportunity to switch between them. The Purple is my body exfoliator while I use the Pink for my feet and legs. For some reason my legs get so much more flaky than the rest of my body and they need so much more work. I pore my shower gel in the middle, run it under water and get it foamy, then get to work on my exfoliating job. There’s a hidden silicone loop to hang it up if you want to leave it in the shower but I prefer to take it out so it doesn’t get wet again when my husband takes a shower. Once I’m out my body really absorbs my body oil or lotion so much better.

ViaBuff facial exfoliators in level 3 and 2

ViaBuff facial exfoliators in level 3 and 2

The facial ViaBuff Exfoliators are 3″ and are so cute. They are a great size because they fit in the palm of your hand and they can get into smaller places. I always need extra help where my nose meets my cheeks and these work great for that area. The Green one is the milder of the two and my favorite. The Pink is the moderate one and even though these look alike I can feel the difference between them. If I’ve been lazy and haven’t exfoliated during the week then pink is the one I’ll use.

If you are looking for physical and not chemical exfoliation ViaBuff is the answer to your concerns.

LISA’S SIDE

Via Buff large in level 2 and 4

Via Buff large in level 2 and 4

 

I am really enjoying the Via Buff exfoliators as well. I have both the Green Level 2 and the White Level 4 buffers in my shower. The Green Level 2 is for normal skin. It’s pretty soft…I would say that those with very sensitive skin might find it a bit much and would prefer the Purple one, but otherwise the Green is the best choice for everyday use. It works great with regular and liquid soap, and it exfoliates without scratching skin, leaving it soft and supple. I especially like it for prepping to faux tan because it alleviates most flaky patches from dry skin. It’s definitely the one to choose if you suffer from eczema.

Via Buff large in level 2

Via Buff large in level 2

I’ve also been using the White Level 4 ViaBuff, which is the ‘Clinical’ buffer. This is serious stuff for those with very dry skin. I love it for elbows, knees, and feet! It is essential to exfoliate those areas before faux tanning so it comes in handy for that, and I also like it for removing old faux tanner from my legs. It’s too much for any other body parts for me, although sometimes I get KP on my upper arms and the White Level 4 takes care of that in a jiffy. If you have skin that isn’t sensitive at all and is super dry, you will love the White ViaBuff.

Via Buff large in level 4

Via Buff large in level 4

For the smaller facial exfoliators, I tested both ends of the spectrum – the Purple Level 1 which is extra gentle and the White Level 4 which is one serious exfoliator.

ViaBuff Exfoliators

ViaBuff information

ViaBuff information

I love the Purple facial exfoliator, especially when I am tired and not in the mood to spend much time washing my face. I use this in place of makeup remover and cleanser – just get it wet with cleanser and it takes off makeup and cleanses pretty deeply. The white facial exfoliator is too much for my finicky facial skin. I think this is best for teenage skin or those with very clogged pores and congestion. If you have a teenager I can guarantee he or she will want to steal this from you right away.

VIA BUFF can be found at Amazon where there is free shipping as long as you choose the ones sold by ViaBuff (through FutureDerm or ViaBuff). The prices are right at $11 and $4.

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