Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

How is the weather in your neck of the woods? It’s going to be a hot and steamy 95 degrees here in Michigan today. We are heading to the beach for our first official day of summer – ok, it’s not technically summer, but school is out and we are ready for fun in the sun! We have sunscreen on and bringing lots more with us, but even with the best of intentions we always end up with a few spots that get missed.

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Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

I really like my Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy ($24.95) for soothing both sunburns and wind burns. The formula is exceptionally gentle and soothing to stressed out, sore skin. It has no fragrance and it’s great for every skin type.  Ingredients include:

hydrating and soothing Organic Aloe Vera; powerfully healing antioxidant-rich Noni Fruit; cell renewing Tamanu Oil; Amino acids, proteins and essential fatty acids to replenish the skin found in Spirulina; soothing and nourishing Coconut Water; and healing and repairing Sea weeds.

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

Another reason I like this product so much is that it is made with love in Hawaii with locally sourced, organic, and mindfully wildcrafted ingredients. The Ola company employs local farmers and is a responsible, transparent, and sustainable company.  This is exactly what the world needs. You can find  Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy and other wonderful Ola products at HawaiianBodyProducts.com.  – Lisa

Ola Tropical Apothecary’s After Sun Healing Remedy

Body Be Silk Organic Part Two and Giveaway!

Yesterday Marcia introduced you to the fabulous Body Be Silk Organic line and the incredible Lip Fix Kit.  Today I have more from this line that features scrubs, bath oils, lip care, bath salts, bath butters and more – an amazing sugar scrub, plus a reminder to enter our fantastic giveaway (which you can do right HERE!!).

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Lisa is delighted with the Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

To be perfectly honest, lavender isn’t always my favorite scent. It can be too overwhelming for me or too soapy so I am always hesitant to try lavender products. While Marcia’s Lip Fix Kit sounds amazing, I am still extremely happy that I was able to test the Lavender Flower Body Scrub ($40) because it is truly a delight. The packaging is fantastic – the box is gorgeous and totally giftable. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this so keep it in mind for new mothers and brides – it’s a great self-care gift.

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Inside the gorgeous packaging is one of the best body scrubs ever. The scent, which I was worried I wouldn’t like, is incredible – it’s like standing in a field of wild lavender that is waving gently in a soft breeze. I am breathing deeply and instantly relaxing just thinking about it! The sugar scrub is full of crushed lavender flowers and lavender flower powder, as well as other fabulous ingredients like chamomile flower powder, vitamin e, and lavender essential oil. These are all mixed in a blend of beautifully hydrating oils – olive oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil – for a terrific exfoliating and moisturizing scrub.

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

I recommend using this in the shower because it can be messy and it’s nice to be able to shower off the excess then step right out of the shower to dry off. Just be careful because with the oils, things can become very slippery! Knees, feet, and elbows absolutely love this scrub, and those beautiful lavender flowers are outstanding.

Don’t forget to enter our Body Be Silk giveaway!!  One lucky Beauty Info Zone reader will win a Lip Fix Kit that Marcia reviewed yesterday in their choice of flavor. This US only giveaway is open to email to subscribers who remember they have to comment too. It’s open through 6/25 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Click HERE to enter and good luck!!  – Lisa

Lavender Flower Body Scrub Ingredients:  Organic sugar, crushed lavender flowers, lavender flower powder, chamomile flower powder, olive oil, grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, lavender essential oil,vitamin E

Body Be Silk Lavender Flower Body Scrub

Got cellulite? Try a night coach! Phytomer Celluli Night Coach Intensive Cellulite Sleeping Mask

Yesterday I reviewed some crazy awesome exercise clothing and today I have something that makes you look just as fabulous, but it does all the work while you sleep. Sounds too good to be true – cellulite and stubborn fat disappearing whilst you sleep. It seems totally impossible, but you know you want to try it, don’t you? I definitely did.

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Phytomer Celluli Night Coach Intensive Cellulite Sleeping Mask

Phytomer CELLULI NIGHT COACH Intensive Cellulite Sleeping Mask ($113.50) is a gel overnight mask for thighs, buttocks, and stomach/hips/waist that works on fat cells and dimpled areas while you sleep.It’s like a combination personal trainer and energy drink for fat cells, ‘recharging fat cells with vitality for maximum elimination of cellulite upon waking’. The gel isn’t sticky or greasy and it sinks in quickly. It has a lovely spa-like scent that is grapefruit-based and is very relaxing. The main ingredient that targets dimpled skin is Marine Taurine, which comes from red algae and helps to smooth out skin texture. Other ingredients and their purpose include:

Marine Taurine – PHYTOMER laboratories have developed marine taurine for the first time in cosmetics. An
extract from red algae, Jania Rubens, it exhibits exceptional energizing properties. Adipocytes have more energy,
lipolytic activity is boosted and fat elimination accelerates.
Pink Pepper Oil – pure, concentrated ingredient obtained through a 100% “green” process, activates lipolysis to
melt fat. Limits the maturation of small lipid droplets, attacks the adipocyte differentiation process and decreases the formation of large lipid droplets.
Anti-Fat Trio – ultra powerful cocktail of brown and red algae and natural caffeine
Laminaria Digitata – brown algae that works to limit the formation of cellulite. Limits fat from entering adipocytes and actively stimulates its burning.
Palmaria Palmata – red algae offers outstanding draining qualities and encourages microcirculation in the skin.
Natural Caffeine – extracted from coffee beans through a “green” process, strongly stimulates fat reduction and
limits its accumulation, while attacking the storage of glucose and fatty acids present within adipocytes.

Phytomer Celluli Night Coach Intensive Cellulite Sleeping Mask

Here are the results from Phytomer’s research study on 64 women:

Anti-cellulite goal successful on the complete silhouette in 14 consecutive nights
Stubborn fat and cellulite dimpling
2 times less visible*
Orange peel skin
3 times less visible*
Orange peel skin is smoothed: 83%**
More even skin texture: 86%**
Fewer dimples: 86%**
After 1 month more than 8 out of 10 women** want to continue their anti-cellulite coaching
* Self-scoring by 64 women – average value, evaluation of improvement in skin’s aspect, 1 application per day for 14 days.** Satisfaction test on 23 women. 1 application per day for 14 days.

Phytomer Celluli Night Coach Intensive Cellulite Sleeping Mask

My results have been similar – this stuff works. Now, it’s expensive, no doubt about it. I used the entire tube and I absolutely had significantly less visible orange peel skin, more evenly textured skin, and fewer dimples. I started seeing noticeable results in two weeks with continuing progress every week. I sure do wish I had tested this during the summer when I could show off my smooth skin in shorts!

How long the 5 fl. oz. tube lasts depends on how many areas you want to treat. I was treating from my waist to my knees and my tube lasted me about 6 weeks. Now that I am out of the product it will be interesting to see what happens…my guess is that without the magical Marine Taurine, Pink Pepper Oil, and Anti-Fat Trio my dimples will come back. But it sure was great while it lasted. And I loved getting results while I slept. Best personal trainer ever.

If it’s in your budget, I can personally vouch for it – Phytomer CELLULI NIGHT COACH Intensive Cellulite Sleeping Mask works like a charm. Right now they have a special and you get a free cellulite roller with your purchase.  You can find this magical cellulite eraser online at phytomerusa.com.  – Lisa

Make every day a spa day with Golden Door Yuzu body products

The Golden Door Spa

When life gets stressful I dream about going to a spa. You know, one of those places where I am pampered all day long, nothing but massages…facials…yoga by a babbling stream…meditating while a lovingly prepared nutritious smoothie is made especially for me so I can then curl up in a comfy chair and read a fabulous novel. I sometimes go to websites like goldendoor.com so I can fantasize about staying for a month, eating fabulous food, working out with my own personal trainer, having amazing body treatments every day.  Aaahhhh.

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Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil

Since that isn’t likely to happen soon I am thrilled with using Golden Door body products – the exact products that are used at the famous spa. What is even better is 100% of Golden Door’s net profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives.  That is the best business vision I think I have ever come across. Here are two of my favorite Golden Door products.

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub packaging

The Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub ($58) is truly delightful. Simply opening the box instantly transports me to a beautiful garden. Yuzu has a citrus scent that smells clean and happy. The sugar in this scrub is just the right size – not so large that it’s painful and not so small that it doesn’t do the work. Unless you are super sensitive, you will love this. It scrubs off the flakes and leaves skin incredibly soft. The oils include sesame, sunflower, safflower and jojoba.

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub

Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub

YUZU SUGAR BODY SCRUB KEY INGREDIENTS:

YUZU EXTRACT – This uplifting, Japanese citrus
improves clarity yet calms the body and spirit.

MAY CHANG EXTRACT – It’s mild astringent
properties are known to help acne and oily skin.

EXOTIC OIL BLEND – Rich in Vitamins like A, B1,
B2, B3, E, and the minerals calcium, magnesium,
phosphorus this blend is a natural moisturizer
that helps maintain the skin’s moisture level.

I use this in the shower before getting wet – it works best on dry skin, and then when you shower the scrub and everything it scrubbed off goes right down that drain. It is absolutely fabulous.

The Yuzu Body Oil ($48.00) is a fantastic oil to put on after a Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub, or really any time. I am a huge body oil fan in general because I think they are an excellent way to prevent crepey skin. Body oils are also super nourishing and hydrating. The Yuzu Body Oil in particular is freaking fantastic. The essential oils are so soothing – they are light so they don’t hit you over the head, yet they have enough power to really work as aromatherapy, relaxing and uplifting your spirits all day long.

Golden Door Yuzu Body Oil

YUZU BODY OIL KEY INGREDIENTS:

YUZU EXTRACT – This uplifting, Japanese citrus
improves clarity yet calms the body and spirit.

MAY CHANG EXTRACT – It’s mild astringent
properties are known to help acne and oily skin.

COCONUT OIL – This non-comedogenic, oil provides
an excellent barrier against harsh environmental
elements, while keeping moisture within the skin.

I put this on every morning after showering and often put it on again before bedtime just because it smells so darn good. Whenever I do I have the most amazing, restful sleep and such wonderful dreams! You can also add this to bath water for a lovely, relaxing warm bath.

If you can’t actually get to the spa, bring the spa to you and help support ending child abuse at the same time. Head over to GoldenDoor.com and take a look at their beautiful bath and body products.  – Lisa

YUZU SUGAR BODY SCRUB INGREDIENTS
Sugar, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil, Helianthus Annuus
(Sunflower) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Simmondsia
Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Natural Vitamin E,
Essential Oils Of Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Cedrus Deodara
(Cedar), Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang), Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla
Bourbon), Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine), And Citrus Junos (Yuzu),
Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Rosmarinus Officinalis
(Rosemary) Extract, Salix Nigra (Black Willow Bark) Extract.

YUZU BODY OIL INGREDIENTS
Coconut Triglycerides, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Essential Oils
Of Litsea Cubeba (May Chang), Cedrus Deodara (Cedar),
Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang), Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine),
Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) And Citrus Junos (Yuzu).

It’s a party with the new Soap & Paper Factory Block Party Collection!

I am a big fan of the Soap and Paper Factory (soapandpaperfactory.com) and absolutely love their body products. The gorgeous, artistic packaging is fabulous! The Soap and Paper Factory recently launched their new Block Party Collection, a whole array of soaps, hand creams and bath bombs that are inspired by – yum! – cocktails.

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There are three different scents available – Muddled Peppermint, Vanilla Bourbon and Orange Bitter Pomegranate.  The products available in the collection include:

 

  • NEW Deluxe Bath Bomb: These fizzing bath bombs are rich with skin softening and moisturizing natural ingredients. The aromatherapeutic oils and salts turn a bath into a complete spa experience, allowing stress relief while you soak.

 

  • Boxed Hand Cream: These pure, velvety hand creams are beautifully perfumed and loaded with the finest oils available in nature. Carefully selected, these oils will soothe and protect, leaving the skin silky smooth and bursting with vitality.

 

  • Petite Boxed Hand Cream: The same soothing formula in a stocking-stuffer size, wonderful for travel and on-the-go use.

 

  • Shea Butter Soap Bar: This carefully crafted soap is packed with Shea Butter to keep skin soft and supple, moisturizing as it cleanses.

  • Hand Cream and Soap Gift Set: Twice as nice, this satchel contains a 1 oz. hand cream and 5 oz. soap. Consider it the perfect hostess gift to dress up a countertop while leaving skin soft and smooth.

Soap and Paper Factory Bourbon Vanilla Shea Butter Hand Cream

Soap and Paper Factory Orange Bitter Pomegranate Shea Butter Hand Cream

I tried two of the scents, Orange Bitter Pomegranate and Bourbon Vanilla in the Shea Butter Hand Cream. First, let me tell you about the hand cream. The packaging is divine – the box is lovely and the cool retro squeeze tube is a work of art. The larger size is great and the smaller size is perfect for traveling or for your desk at work.

Soap and Paper Factory Orange Bitter Pomegranate Shea Butter Hand Cream

Soap and Paper Factory Orange Bitter Pomegranate Shea Butter Hand Cream

The hand cream itself is thick and rich, with an elegant shea-based formula that totally soothes dry skin. This is a lovely, velvety hand cream that leaves hands soft and never greasy. It’s a total winner.

Soap and Paper Factory Bourbon Vanilla Shea Butter Hand Cream

Soap and Paper Factory Bourbon Vanilla Shea Butter Hand Cream

As for the fragrances, Bourbon Vanilla is fantastic – rich and warm, it invites you in like great big hug. This is a truly delightful scent. My husband loves this…it’s a combination of his two favorite scents all done up in a dress somehow.  Very unique and special.

Soap and Paper Factory Orange Bitter Pomegranate Shea Butter Hand Cream

Orange Bitter Pomegranate is a brighter, cleaner scent that is pretty and fresh. The citrus really comes through, although it’s still a subtle scent that doesn’t hit you over the head. You will find yourself sneaking sniffs of your hands and arms,and every time you inhale you’ll smile.

I love these two scents and the Shea Butter Hand Creams from the Soap & Paper Factory Block Party Collection.  Take a look at the website to see if there is anything that would help get your own party started!  – Lisa

Going back to my youth with Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip and Three Milk Ageless Night Cream

Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip and Three Milk Ageless Night Cream

Ah youth. Isn’t it in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life that the grumpy old man says it’s wasted on young people??  I sure didn’t appreciate it enough when I was young! Now all I try to do it get it back. Farmhouse Fresh has some really lovely products that do everything possible to capture some of that magic.

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Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip

Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip

For your body, the Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Body Mousse ($32) is truly incredible. I mean seriously…if I could eat this with a spoon I would. And the accompanying silver applicator is almost a spoon, so no wonder I keep having this thought! This body mousse has the most amazingly light, fluffy texture…it’s like soft, fluffy, pillowy goodness.

Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip

Farmhouse Fresh Moon Dip

The scent is incredibly delicious, a sweet mixture of milk and oats and honey. The ingredients are exactly what skin loves – emollient oils that deeply hydrate thirsty skin and peptides that fight crepey, wrinkly skin. It’s a thrill to smooth this all over from neck to ankles. Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Body Mousse is a major home run.

Farmhouse Fresh Three Milk Ageless Night Cream

Farmhouse Fresh Three Milk Ageless Night Cream

For your face, Farmhouse Fresh has Three Milk Ageless Night Cream ($45) to get back that youthful glow. This is actually Farmhouse Fresh’s top-selling face cream in a night-time version. The Three Milk Ageless Night Cream has a time release retinol that is very gentle so it doesn’t irritate skin. The cream is very thick and ric, so if you have dry skin this is a great night cream for you.

Farmhouse Fresh Three Milk Ageless Night Cream

Farmhouse Fresh Three Milk Ageless Night Cream

The cream doesn’t sink all the way in when you apply it. It’s not supposed to…it leaves a barrier so you can sleep knowing that it’s protecting the peptides and the retinol, allowing them to work under the surface. Even if you are a restless sleeper who tosses and turns, you aren’t going to leave this night cream all over your pillow. When I use this, my skin definitely feels super soft and looks very glowy in the morning. I use this under my eyes with no problem and it works especially well as a neck cream. Farmhouse Fresh’s own tests showed a 45% reduction in the appearance of deep wrinkles within weeks. That is definitely going back to your youth!

You can find the super dreamy Moon Dip Back to Youth Ageless Body Mousse and the skin nourishing Three Milk Ageless Night Cream in top destination spas, resorts, and retailers across the US, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the Middle East, as well as online at farmhousefreshgoods.com.  – Lisa

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set

The last summer Olympics was a short two years ago, and remember how flummoxed we all were at those round circles on Michael Phelp’s arms and back?  We had no idea what this was.

Now everyone knows about cupping, the technique for working the skin’s fascia to help relieve muscle soreness and give quick pain relief.   Aggressive treatments can also leave those tell-tale round circles on the skin for a few days.  Did you know that there are cupping sets that are more gentle to use on the face and body for wrinkle reduction and skin tightening?  I recently tested such a set from Lucky Rhino.

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Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set

The Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set ($9.99) does a lot of great things for skin through improving blood circulation and helping muscles recover. This set has four different cup sizes, from very small that can be used around the eye or lip area to much larger for areas such as stubborn cellulite on the thighs.  The cups come in a very, very nice 13-compartment tote – I think this tote is worth the price alone!! – along with a drying rack, a user guide, and a sample of Young Living lavender essential oil.  

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set large cup

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set medium/large cup

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set small cup

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set smallest cup

The cups are made from silicone and are non-toxic and odorless.  You just squeeze them and they create a suction onto the skin, which makes a vacuum.  This vacuum increases blood circulation which creates all the health benefits and helps promote detoxification.  You only need to do the cupping for a few minutes a day.  Skin looks better immediately – it has a lovely glow thanks to the increased blow flow.  These cups are gentle so you don’t get the Micheal Phelps bruised circles or anything close, but you do see a difference in your skin.

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set tote

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set tote

Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set tote

I like that I can do the cupping at home without having to pay high prices at a salon.  I also like that these cups are easy to clean and are high quality.  I absolutely love the tote – it’s one of the best I’ve ever come across, roomy and intelligently made.  Lucky Rhino is a small, family owned U.S. distributor, which is also a plus.  Their employees test the products before they are put on the market and Lucky Rhino is committed to keeping costs low, which is why this set is so affordable.

If you are fascinated with cupping and want to give it a try, this is a great set to check out!!  It’s very affordable and the quality is excellent.  My goodness, purchase it just for that fantastic tote.  You can find the Lucky Rhino Anti-Aging Cellulite Treatment Cupping Set on Amazon.com.  – Lisa