Klorane Cupuaçu Bath & Body, part 2

Klorane Cupuaçu Body Lotion and Shower Cream

My blog partner Lisa stole my thunder when she wrote about KLORANE bath & body products yesterday but I won’t let that stop me even though my review isn’t quite as complete. That’s because I finally have another hidden giveaway at the bottom of this review.

KLORANE’s bath & body products come in 4 fragrances: Hibiscus Flower, Fig Leaf and Yuzu that Lisa reviewed along with Cupuaçu Butter which you’ll meet today.

Sustainably sourced from the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and harvested by hand after the fruit has ripened and fallen to the ground, naturally. The precious seeds are removed from the pulp, left to dry in the sun and then cold-pressed to create the rich Cupuaçu butter.

I’ve got the Cupuaçu Flower Body Lotion with Cupuaçu butter along with Fleur de Cupuaçu Ultra Nourishing Shower Cream. Both of these are targeted for dry to very dry skin. These Klorane products are rich in Omega-6 and 9 and are considered to be 1.5x more nourishing than Shea Butter. With the turn of the seasons it’s a perfect time to be using such rich nourishing products.

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One of the things I find to be great about Klorane is that they sell some of their products in smaller sizes. For example a 2.5 oz lotion or shower cream is $9 and a great size for travel or even just for trying out. Their bath & body products are very reasonably priced but it’s great to have an opportunity to take it with you when you travel.

More reasons that the Klorane bath & body products are great:

  • Smooth, creamy texture to soothe dry skin
  • Retains skin’s natural balance
  • Soap-free cleansing base
  • Very high skin tolerance for dry skin
  • Notes of Cupuaçu fruit, Freesia blossom & Cotton Milk
  • Biodegradable formula

Klorane Cupuaçu Shower Gel

I’ve been using the Shower Cream with organic Cupuaçu butter, a very rich soap-free body wash. I appreciate the creaminess of it and how softly it lathers up. The fragrance is Cupuaçu fruit, freesia and cotton milk. It’s a warm enveloping fragrance. While Klorane also has shower gels the only shower cream is this Cupuaçu one.

Klorane Cupuaçu Body Lotion

I’m glad I started with the Shower Cream since it made me realize that my sensitive nose wasn’t going to be able to live with the Body Lotion. It’s such a shame since after reading Lisa’s review I know I’d love it if the fragrance loved me. Therefore this is going to a new home in our hidden giveaway. – Marcia

While both Ulta and Dermstore carry Klorane these products are found at Klorane.com . Right now their special is THREE FREE Cornflower Faves w $45+ Enter Code: POWERUP | Select 2 Free Samples and Orders $40+ Always Ship Free!

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The wonders of Cupuaçu and Klorane – part one


No need to go expensive when looking for science-based botanical body products.  You can find excellent cleansing and moisturizing items in the drugstore with plant-based ingredients, like the ones from the cult favorite Klorane line.  Klorane’s beautiful body products take great care of your skin without breaking the bank!  They have some incredible products in their line that feature Cupuaçu butter, something that leaves shea butter in the dust. I tested three of the Klorane Cupuaçu products for review today, and Marcia has a few to tell you about tomorrow.samples affiliate links

Klorane Nourishing Shower Gel

Klorane Nourishing Shower Gel

The HIBISCUS FLOWER SHOWER GEL WITH CUPUAÇU BUTTER (6.7 OZ. $14) is a lovely body wash that features organic Cupuaçu butter.  Cupuaçu butter has lots of Omega-6 and 9, and is actually one and half times more nourishing for skin than shea butter, so this is an extremely moisturizing shower gel.  The hibiscus fragrance is light and sweet, and it is very pleasant but doesn’t linger.  The notes include hibiscus flower, honeysuckle, and peony .  I find this shower gel to be a wonderfully gentle soap-free cleanser that leaves my skin soft and hydrated.

Klorane Cream Soap

Klorane Cream Soap

The YUZU INFUSION CREAM SOAP WITH CUPUAÇU BUTTER ($8) is a really lovely bar soap that I am enjoying as a hand soap in my main floor bathroom.  It’s a very creamy bar soap that is quite gentle and hydrating, thanks to the Cupuaçu butter with all the Omega-6 and 9, which we also now know is one and half times more nourishing for skin than shea butter.  The Yuzu Cream Soap has a beautiful lather and the scent is a really unique citrus with notes of Yuzu peel zest, neroli, and aquatic moss.  It’s a gorgeous subtle, clean scent.

  • Soap-free cleansing base. Biodegradable
  • Naturally moisturizes, conditions and soothes the skin
  • Neutral pH helps retain skins natural moisture barrier
  • Rich lather cleanses without drying out skin
  • Notes of Yuzu peel zest, Neroli, and Aquatic moss
  • High skin tolerance
  • 97% natural formula**

Klorane Nourishing Body Lotion

Klorane Nourishing Body Lotion

Klorane Nourishing Body Lotion

The FIG LEAF BODY LOTION WITH CUPUAÇU BUTTER (6.7 OZ $16) has the same organic Cupuaçu butter as the bar soap and the shower gel, this time in a lovely lightweight body lotion.  This lotion is light but it packs the same punch as a heavy-duty moisturizer without any greasiness or major wait time for wetness or tackiness to go away.  My skin is incredibly soft and moist for hours after application.  The fig fragrance is delightful – sweet but not too sweet.  Notes are fig, freesia blossom, and white tea.

Overall I am super impressed with all of the products featuring Cupuaçu butter.  I do find that it is more moisturizing and more effective than shea butter in everything, from shower gel to bar soap to body lotion.  I love the three scents from Klorane as well, with the Yuzu being the most intriguing.  Right now is great time to order from Klorane online – they have a special running, get a free Shampoo with Peony with your order.  Or you can also find Klorane at Ulta.  Happy shopping, and be sure to come back tomorrow to see what Marcia has to say about the Klorane products she tested!  – Lisa

The magical FarmHouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion

There is something magical about FarmHouse Fresh. Every product calls to you. From the warm hugs packaging to the swoon worthy stuff inside, each moment with a FarmHouse Fresh goodie is a moment of joy. The fabulously named Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion ($31) is no exception – I oohed over the package, aahed over the glass bottle, and drenched myself in the sinfully rich lotion.

Gives me chills just thinking about it!

FarmHouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion


I think that what is truly amazing about FarmHouse Fresh is that while it’s so magical, it’s also supremely practical in every way. That’s what really delights me. The packaging wows me with its creativity and throwback appeal, and the products delight with the unusual scents and unique ingredients. But what is truly fantastic is the practicality of it all.  Let me explain.

FarmHouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion

FarmHouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion

FarmHouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion

The packaging of the Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion is a super cool thick glass bottle that harkens back to a time of milkmen, grandma and mom canning vegetables, grandpa making dandelion wine. This is a gorgeous vessel that looks delightful while you use the lotion inside and you will definitely want to refill it with more lotion or liquid soap or bubble bath once you run out. It is most definitely repurposable! Practical, just like grandma was back in the day.

FarmHouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion

FarmHouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion

What is inside is also both unique and practical. Passion fruit pulp is slow-steeped in organic coconut milk, a fantastic skin softener. The steeped milk is blended into FarmHouse Fresh lotion, creating a super thick, incredibly hydrating lotion that smells fantastic – like rich berries. The lotion is so rich that it is even recommended for those with difficult skin issues like eczema, “as our formula creates an occlusive barrier that aids in alleviating eczematous irritations.” Besides the passion fruit and organic coconut milk, there are other awesome ingredients that are workhorses:

Sunflower & safflower oil are high in linoleic acid, proven to quickly reverse skin deficiencies like dryness, scaliness, redness and more.

Sodium hyaluronate & Tremella mushroom extract can hold several times their weight in water, helping reduce the loss of moisture through evaporation.

Panthenol-Provitamin B5 improves wound healing.

Innovative – and practical!  I love it!!
The bottom line is Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion is a beautifully hydrating lotion in a super cool bottle. Check it out, as well as all of the magical FarmHouse Fresh® goodies at retail stores and at professional spas like Glen Ivy Resort & Spas, Four Seasons, The Spa at Camelback Inn, as well as Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf Astoria and Hyatt Regency locations, and online at farmhousefreshgoods.com.  – Lisa

FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS:  Water/Eau, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionfruit) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Parfum*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Tremella Fuciformis Sporacarp Extract, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Ceratonia Silique (Carob) Fruit Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin *All Farmhouse Fresh fragrances are phthalate-free.

Bloom Mineral Beauty helps us with all our anti-aging needs #bloommineralbeauty

We are happy to introduce you to a brand that’s new to us – Bloom Mineral Beauty! There are so many things that we discovered about Bloom including that their products utilize exclusive Dead Sea Minerals that help make you look and feel radiant, hydrated and renewed. All of their products are free of paraben, petroleum, GMOs and are cruelty free. Now we don’t necessarily dislike aging but we do dislike looking like we aged. After over 9 years of Beauty Info Zone and 10 years of writing about beauty prior to our blog we’ve learned what will help us look as young as when we first started. Bloom Mineral Beauty is on that list!

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I have two of Bloom’s purifying products that you’ll want to know about. For face is their Purifying Mud Mask and for face & body there’s the Hydrating Almond Scrub. Where do I begin?

Bloom Mineral Beauty Purifying Mud Mask and Hydrating Almond Scrub

The Purifying Mud Mask is getting less use from me than the Almond Scrub but that’s only because I use a wide variety of masks and mud masks fit into my routine about every 2 – 3 weeks. I have dry skin and mud masks are primarily for more oily skin. But I think my skin loves them too.

The Bloom Mineral Beauty Purifying Mud Mask is special because of its ingredients. Bloom says it’s a magical combination and I know why after applying this several times. It contains black Dead Sea mud, olive oil, honey, and aloe vera. Together they provide for a deep clean but they also protect the skin’s barrier.

Bloom Mineral Beauty Purifying Mud Mask

Bloom Mineral Beauty Purifying Mud Mask

The texture is very mud like – as it should be. It’s not uncomfortable to use and it doesn’t have a strong fragrance. It’s smells slightly earthy but nothing that bothers me for the 15 minutes I leave it on (recommendation time is 10 to 20 minutes).

Bloom Mineral Beauty Purifying Mud Mask

It doesn’t dry down completely so my face doesn’t crack. I make sure my hair is pulled way back with a shower cap or my Vintage Beauty rabbit ear headband, relax for 15 minutes, and then usually hop in the shower to remove it completely. I’ve removed at the sink too but I prefer the shower. Either way my face feels clearer and more refreshed.

Bloom Mineral Beauty Purifying Mud Mask

If you have oily to combination skin the Mud Mask is going to use natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties to kill bacteria and prevent breakouts. When I recently had chin breakouts this mask is what I used twice in one week and they were soon cleared up.

Bloom’s Hydrating Almond Scrub shouldn’t be used in combination with their Mud Mask but they can be used on the same day. The Almond Scrub contains both natural almond shells and mineral salts to exfoliate and reveal your radiant skin. I can use this as often as I like without a problem. Take this into your shower with you and scrub away on both face and body.

Bloom Mineral Beauty Hydrating Almond Scrub

Now looking at the photo below you’d think that the almond shells would be harmful for your skin but they are really ground finely enough that it’s not a very scrubby product. No hurting or tearing your delicate skin.

Bloom Mineral Beauty Hydrating Almond Scrub

Ingredients used help make this an extremely effective scrub. Start with dampened skin and massage a small amount on. Then wash off to reveal glowing skin. It takes just a minute to apply but a few more to remove completely.

  • Glycine Soja (soy) contains significant amounts of all the essential amino acids and is a good source of protein. It is derived from soybean amino acids and is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin E.
  • Almond Shell granules create a very fine grit to manually exfoliate the skins surface of dead skin cells, delivering clear and radiantly smooth skin.
  • Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salts) provides the highest concentration of  key minerals and nutrients providing optimal hydration, skin nutrition and delivering anti-aging results.

    Bloom Mineral Beauty Hydrating Almond Scrub

    I really enjoy both products but I wish that the Bloom Mineral Beauty Hydrating Almond Scrub smelled like almonds since I could pretend I was eating something delicious and decadent.


My Bloom Mineral Beauty products cover several different areas, which shows the range in this very cool line. I have two facial products and one body product, and all three are winners in my book.

The Softening Cleansing Milk ($19.95) is a lovely, gentle cleanser that leaves skin feeling very soft and smooth. I typically double cleanse so I use a makeup remover first (my favorite is the Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover) which removes mascara and such, then I use a facial cleanser. This one is great – it’s ph balanced and has wonderful ingredients like soy, glycerin and Dead Sea Salts.

This milky cleanser works great with a cleansing device like a Clarisonic or a Luna.  It leaves my skin clean and really soft and hydrated.

  • Glycine Soja (soy) Oil contains significant amounts of all the essential amino acids and is a good source of protein. It is derived from soybean amino acids and is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin E.
  • Glyceryl Stearate is derived from palm kernel. This lubricant easily penetrates the skin and slows the loss of moisture by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface.
  • Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salts) provides the highest concentration of  key minerals and nutrients providing optimal hydration, skin nutrition and delivering anti-aging results.

I follow cleansing with the Balancing Facial Toner ($19.95), which also features Dead Sea mineral salts. I love that this toner is alcohol-free. It has a cooling and soothing effect thanks to the cucumber, which also makes this good for sensitive skin. I just spritz about three sprays onto a cotton pad and smooth it on after cleansing and my skin is soothed and perfectly prepped for my treatment serum and moisturizer.

  • Glycerin is derived from soybean amino acids and is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin E. Nature’s perfect humectant.
  • Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract  contain vitamin A, C, E and K. Vitamin E which are vital for skin repair, especially for sensitive skin issues.
  • Chamomilla Recutita (chamomile) Flower Extract posses many powerful skin properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, and contains essential oils and antioxidants. Additionally, is a hypoallergenic and helps to reduce skin irritants by neutralizing free radicals.
  • Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salts) provides the highest concentration of  key minerals and nutrients providing optimal hydration, skin nutrition and delivering anti-aging results.

My last product is a body product – the Shielding Body Lotion ($19.95). This is a beautifully lightweight body lotion that is fluffy and fabulous. Usually body lotions that come out of a tube are a little sticky and a little heavy, but this stuff is fab – really hydrating with amazing texture. The ingredients say there is fragrance but I can’t smell anything, so whatever is in it is extremely light. The ingredients are wonderful and include the signature Dead Sea Minerals as well as aloe vera, soy, and glycerin which creates a moisture barrier that lasts throughout the day.

Bloom Mineral Beauty Shielding Body Lotion

  • Glycine Soja (soy) contains significant amounts of all the essential amino acids and is a good source of protein. It is derived from soybean amino acids and is rich in protein, minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin E.
  • Glyceryl Stearate is derived from palm kernel. This lubricant easily penetrates the skin and slows the loss of moisture by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface.
  • Aloe Vera with high concentrations of Vitamin C & E provide hydration, while it’s natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory benefits work to kill bacteria and sooth the skin.
  • Maris Sal (Dead Sea Salts) provides the highest concentration of  key minerals and nutrients providing optimal hydration, skin nutrition and delivering anti-aging results.

There are many wonderful things about aging and Bloom Mineral Beauty helps us focus on the positive while reducing the negatives thanks to great products and a little help from Dead Sea Minerals. Take a few minutes to check out the entire line at bloommineralbeauty.com.

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Tone and firm with our Palmer’s Coconut Firming Body Cream and Body Sheet Mask Giveaway!

Palmer’s Coconut Firming Body Cream and Body Sheet Mask Giveaway

March is the anniversary month for Beauty Info Zone – can you believe we have been testing and writing about products for eight whole years now?  Eight years of beauty bliss!  So we especially love to give back in March and have loads of giveaways for our fabulous readers.  Today we are featuring Palmer’s and some fabulous coconut products, which makes this my favorite giveaway since coconut is always my favorite ingredient.

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You can find Palmer’s in drugstores like Target and Walmart, and I’m sure you have seen this line forever.  But they are constantly updating and upgrading their products, so give them another look!  They have some wonderful items, especially if you are crazy about coconut like I am.  The items for today’s giveaway both feature coconut and are all about tightening and toning your body.

Palmers Coconut Oil Sheet Mask

Palmers Coconut Oil Sheet Mask

Palmer’s Body Firming Sheet Masks ($5.88) are large sheet makes that fit the curves of your body.  You can use them on any problem areas, like your thighs, tummy, arms, or buttocks.  Apparently they don’t make the one I would need that covers me from neck to ankles, but I guess I can pick just a few spots!!  Anyway, the ingredients include Sustainable Fair Trade Coconut Oil, Guarana Extract and Capuacu.  The sheet mask allows the ingredients to really penetrate into the skin, and the ingredients – particularly the Guarana Extract and the Capuacu – stimulate microcirculation so your problem area becomes more toned and tightened.   This is a great thing to do on your upper arms before an event when you are wearing a sleeveless dress, or on your thighs before wearing a rather short skirt.

Palmers Coconut Oil Lotion

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Firming Lotion ($5.97) is a really lovely body lotion that has great ingredients and a fantastic scent – ethically and sustainably sourced Coconut Oil and Tahitian Monoi have been infused with Tiare flower petals. Often products that feature a coconut scent are combined with the Tiare flower, and it is a fantastic combination.

Palmers Coconut Oil Lotion

Palmers Coconut Oil Lotion

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Anti-Oxidant Firming Lotion has the same benefits as the sheet masks, helping skin drain fluid and ease water retention as well as stimulate circulation.  Skin looks and feels super smooth.  Ingredients include plant-based seaweed extract which eases fluid retention, as well as potent botanicals and coconut oil to also ease fluid retention and help stimulate circulation. Plus, it includes sweet almond oil which keeps skin elastic and toned; coconut oil which keeps skin super hydrated; and caffeine which stimulates microcirculation and lymph drainage to keep all areas looking toned and tight.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Why not enter to win these fabulous Palmer’s products for yourself?  Who doesn’t want tight, toned skin??  Help us celebrate our anniversary and enter today.  Two lucky readers will win a set of Body Firming Masks and a tube of Coconut Oil Formula Anti-Oxidant Firming Lotion. This giveaway is open to the continental US only and will be sent by the PR company. The giveaway ends on 3/22 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Good luck!  – Lisa

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Prepare to shop with some great QVC First Aid Beauty specials!

‘Tis the season for amazing specials at QVC and wow do they have some great sets at fantastic prices for First Aid Beauty right now. Two in particular are ones you might want to grab ASAP – the Set of 4 Ultra Repair Creams, which are fab last-minute teacher gifts or stocking stuffers, and the Ultra Repair 5 Piece Discovery Kit, which has all the best sellers at a kick butt price.

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First, the Set of 4 Ultra Repair Creams. These come in four festive little boxes so you don’t even have to wrap them. The four Ultra Repair Creams are in 4 oz jars and come in four scents – Original, Grapefruit, Vanilla, and Geranium. The set is selling for $29.96, and if you bought these separately you would pay $80. That is a great deal!

This lovely shea-based cream features soothing colloidal oatmeal, a wonderful skin soother. Here are the key ingredients:

  • Colloidal Oatmeal to relieve and protect skin (only FDA-approved OTC ingredient to relieve symptoms of eczema)
  • Allantoin and Eucalyptus Oil to heal/soothe skin
  • FAB Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals
  • Ceramides and Shea Butter to moisturize and protect the skin’s barrier

It smooths on so easily and absorbs into skin in no time. It softens dry skin quickly, and is great for winter dryness and chapped skin, as well as those with eczema or sensitive skin.  

Ultra Repair Cream Benefits:

  • Provides immediate relief and visible improvement to distressed skin
  • Deeply hydrates, calms, protects and restores the skin
  • Helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching due to eczema and other skin conditions
  • Can be applied ANYWHERE on the body – elbows, feet, hands and even the face
  • Beautiful whipped formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave skin greasy
  • Allergy-tested; No harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances (scents derived from steamed, distilled essential oils)
  • For all skin types, even sensitive skin and skin with eczema

If you need last minute gifts, this is absolutely the answer.

Another fantastic First Aid Beauty set available on QVC right now is the Ultra Repair 5-Piece Discovery Kit. This has everything you need for beautifully hydrated skin. This kit includes the amazing Ultra Repair Cream in Original, plus Ultra Repair Cream Honeysuckle, Facial Radiance Pads, Ultra Repair Lip Therapy and Ultra Repair Honey & Oat Lip Exfoliator. It’s on sale for $32.96, and purchased separately you would pay $69.

The 28 Day Facial Radiance Pads are exfoliating treatment pads that you use right after cleansing skin. They get rid of dead skin cells, smooth skin texture, and perfectly prep skin for serums and treatments so skin gets all the benefits from the ingredients. The end result is brighter, glowing skin.

I have tubes of the Ultra Repair Cream in my desks at home and at work. I love this as hand cream because it isn’t the least bit greasy. I can slather it on then go right back to typing without getting my keyboard all nasty and slick. The Honeysuckle smells fantastic – like a warm summer’s evening.

The Ultra Repair Lip Therapy is wonderful! So soothing for dry, chapped lips…it is like a tall glass of cool water on a hot summers day. It just feels wonderful and keeps lips soft, moist, and happy.

For a really special treat, use the Ultra Repair Honey & Oat Lip Exfoliator first then follow with the Ultra Repair Lip Therapy. The Ultra Repair Honey & Oat Lip Exfoliator is a lip treatment that buffs off any dry, flaky skin while at the same time hydrating and conditioning lips. Just massage it onto dry lips, and you’ll be massaging off those dry flakes while giving lips a fabulous deep treatment. It works even better if you leave the exfoliator on your lips for about five minutes before rinsing off. Then, talk about kissable lips! They are soooo soft and kissable.  Perfect!

If you are looking for last-minute gifts, you’ve got to head over to QVC for some terrific options like the Set of 4 Ultra Repair Creams and the Ultra Repair 5-Piece Discovery Kit. Happy shopping for some really happy skin!  – Lisa

All I want for Christmas is a basket full of Rescue and Renew products from Arbonne

A basket full of Arbonne Rescue and Renew!

You know what I want under my tree? A big old basket full of Arbonne Rescue and Renew products. I could use a lot of rescuing and renewing, that’s for sure! Arbonne has everything I need to rescue and renew me from head to toe and while the whole collection makes for an amazing gift, even just one of these items brings a great big smile of relief.


Arbonne Rescue and Renew Detox Face Mask

If you have large, congested pores, Rescue & Renew Detox Face Mask ($44) comes to the rescue. This is a creamy French pink clay mask that goes on wet then pulls out dirt and oil as it dries, closing up those pores and making them look smaller in the process.
• Helps skin appear brighter and promotes the look of smoother, softer, and refreshed-looking skin
• Leaves the complexion looking cleansed and renewed
• Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin

Arbonne Rescue and Renew Detox Face Mask

• Dandelion extract contributes to detoxifying effects that promote the appearance of overall skin health
• Turmeric extract helps to promote radiant-looking skin
• Ginger root extract helps counteract the look of dull, lackluster skin by enhancing the appearance of skin radiance

As the mask dries, you can actually see where the concentration of dirt and yucky stuff is – it’s fascinating. The formula uses an oil-pulling technology with 5 self-neutralizing acids to clean skin and leave it looking brighter, plus it has rosemary oil which is very hydrating so skin stays wonderfully moisturized. This is a terrific face mask with great ingredients that lives up to Rescue and Renew name!

Rescue and Renew Detox Body Wash

The Rescue Renew Detox Body Wash ($32) is a lovely, citrus-y smelling body wash that leaves skin cleansed and detoxed yet moist and hydrated at the same time. I always have problems in the winter with dry, itchy skin but whenever I use this body wash my skin feels great. The citrus scent comes from grapefruit and orange essential oils, and the formula also has two excellent skin conditioning agents – alfalfa and chicory root extracts.
• Cleans oil, dirt and other impurities from the skinto help revive lackluster-looking skin
• Helps improve the look of skin’s clarity and brightness
• Hydrates and replenishes moisture content tohelp skin look softer and smoother
• Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils

Rescue and Renew Detox Body Wash

• Alfalfa and chicory extracts help improve the appearance of skin tone and smoothness
• Mineral salt helps balance the skin’s appearance, revealing a smoother, brighter surface

I think this is a perfect body wash for winter since it takes of dry, itchy skin and it’s especially good for morning showers because that citrus scent wakes you up and gets you in a great mood for the rest of the day.

I absolutely love body oils and the Arbonne Rescue & Renew Detox Oil ($50) has gone to the top of my favorites list. It has a lovely scent with aromatic essential oils including orange, lavender, anise, and bergamot. It makes for a terrific massage oil but I use this in the mornings after a shower when my skin is still a little damp. Rescue & Renew Detox Oil has grape seed oil which is so good for skin…it keeps it nice and firm, and it also has sesame seed oil which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.  

• Helps to promote the appearance of healthy, radiant skin
• Delivers hydration and helps skin to retain moisture
• Improves the appearance of dull, lackluster and tired-looking skin, helping skin look softer and smoother

The ingredients are truly top-notch.

• Vitamin E, with antioxidant properties, helps protect skin’s moisture barrier
• Grape seed and sesame oils moisturize to support collagen, helping to promote firmer-looking skin
• Argan oil — with antioxidants, vitamin E,and essential fatty acids — moisturizes and conditions skin

Rescue & Renew Detox Oil is a great alternative to body lotion because it’s not sticky or gooey. This is a wonderful gift to give or receive!

Rescue and Renew Detox Body Lotion

Rescue and Renew Detox Body Lotion

For those who love the basics, lotion is a great choice – skin can always use some rescuing with a little body lotion! The Rescue and Renew Detox Body Lotion ($36) features anise seed oil, which brightens dull skin, along with vitamin B5 for softening and smoothing. This is a shea butter-based lotion but it’s still light and fluffy, and it smells wonderful thanks to the orange, lavender, anise and bergamot essential oils.
• Promotes smooth-looking skin through moisturization
• Provides immediate hydration while also replenishing skin’s natural moisture barrier
• Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils
• Alfalfa and chicory extracts help improve the appearance of skin tone and smoothness
• Shea butter, a body conditioner, helps moisturize dry skin
• Vitamin B5, a humectant, emollient and moisturizer, helps skin look soft and smooth

Even though it’s light and fluffy it still works wonders on my crazy dry feet. I slather a bunch on at night then cover my feet with cozy socks and in the morning I have heels and toes to be proud of.

Rescue and Renew Detox Soak

Rescue and Renew Detox Soak

A long, soaky bath is a sure way to rescue and renew after a tough day, especially if you fill your tub with Rescue and Renew Detox Soak ($38) These sea salt crystal dissolve quickly and soften the water as well as your skin. They get rid of surface impurities from skin leaving it nice and clean, plus bath it in wonderful ingredients like turmeric root which promotes radiance, as well as tons of wonderful botanical essential oils including grapefruit, tangerine, lavender, juniper berry, ginger, orange, and rosemary. 

Rescue and Renew Detox Gelee

Rescue and Renew Detox Gelee

So this is interesting….I was excited to try the Rescue and Renew Detox Gelee ($58), which comes in either a big tub or else in a box with 10 separate tubes. This is a great gift for the sports enthusiast or the loved one who is on their feet all day and night.  Smooth some of this cooling gel into sore, tired muscles for a terrific cool down and fantastic hydration. The sensation is absolute heaven!  Really interesting ingredients include green algae to smooth skin, juniper berry fruit oil to moisturize and create a moisture barrier keeping moisture in, and aromatic lavender and tangerine peel oils to just help you feel peaceful and happy.

• Moisturizes to promote skin elasticity,helping dimpled skin appear smooth and soft
• Provides immediate hydration while also replenishing skin’s natural moisture barrier
• Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils
• Safe for all skin types including sensitive skin

Rescue and Renew Detox Gelee

Rescue and Renew Detox Gelee

A little more info on the ingredients – aromatic essential oils like orange, lavender, grapefruit, and tangerine help you relax, while shea butter and vitamin E gets rid of any dry patches. Caffeine moisturizes and helps reduce any bumpy areas, plus it’s an antioxidant and helps fight off free radicals. This is a great product that nourishes your body and your soul!

Rescue and Renew Detox Scrub

Another excellent way to detox, the Rescue and Renew Detox Scrub ($50) is a fabulous exfoliating scrub that is gentle but extremely effective. Skin is constantly renewing itself, which means you have dry, dead skin cells on the surface that need to be removed. If they aren’t, they build up and clog pores, leading to all kinds of skin drama that you don’t want. This lovely combo of coriander seed oil and avocado oil plus sea salt gently removes all the dead stuff and all the dirt and oil, leaving beautifully soft, radiant skin.

Rescue and Renew Detox Scrub

• Cleanses to combat the daily wear and tear of environmental exposure and pollution by effectively clearing pores of excess oil, dead skin, and buildup
• Helps improve the appearance of radiant, brightened skin
• Hydrates to promote the appearance of softer and smoother skin, leaving skin feeling touchably soft
• Formulated with pure, aromatic essential oils
• Safe for all skin types includingsensitive skin
• Dermatologist-tested• Vegan
• Vitamin E, with antioxidant properties, helps protect skin’s moisture barrier
• Avocado oil, with moisturizing properties, helps protect the skin’s natural moisture barrier from water loss
• Coriander seed oil, with antioxidants, soothes skin
• Passion fruit seed oil moisturizes skin

This is a really wonderful, gentle sea salt scrub that smells fabulous – like oranges and grapefruits – that works!

Shea Butter Hand Cream

Last but not least, no gift list is complete without a hand cream recommendation! I have hand cream everywhere – next to my bed, next to my computer, in my desk at work, in my car, in my purse…I just can’t get enough. And I can’t enough Arbonne Shea Butter Hand Cream ($20). It smells yummy, soft and buttery. It moisturizes beautifully and soaks in quickly, so I can get back to typing or whatever right away without leaving those tell-tale greasy spots. The ingredient list includes skin happy ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil. It’s all good stuff and a wonderful hand cream that even the most picky person on your list will love.

Arbonne uses pure, botanically based ingredients that contain no animal products or by-products | artificial flavors | artificial sweeteners | benzene | bisphenol-a | carbon black | formaldehyde-donating preservatives | hydroquinone | mineral oil | parabens | petrolatum | phthalates | sodium laureth sulfates (SLES) | sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) | synthetic dyes | talc | triclosan | triethanolamine (TEA). You can find the products reviews and so much more online at arbonne.com.  Happy shopping!! – Lisa