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Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

David Letterman has a new show on Netflix named “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” and that’s exactly how we feel about Pixi Beauty. It needs no introduction as a brand since we rave about them all the time. They are always coming out with new products that are unique to the market and have built up a wonderful reputation for both their Skintreats and their cosmetics. So they need no introduction, just reviews. Oh and a giveaway too.

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Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

LISA IS LOVING ON PIXI BEAUTY COSMETICS TODAY

There is a lot to love from Pixi and today I am crushing on Pixi eyes and lips.  My first date with LIQUID FAIRY LIGHTS ($15) was actually a total dud…but that’s because I thought these beauties were for lips! Yes, I used these liquid glimmer eyeshadows on my lips and was like, man, these sure are gritty. I can’t recommend these at all.  What a bummer, they are so gorgeous in the tube…how did Pixi get this so wrong?? Then I took a look at the packaging and just had to laugh!!

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

So on my eyes they went for a second date and a true love affair was born. They are GORGEOUS. Even on my old eyes, these glimmery ethereal shadows are fantastic. They feel very interesting when applied – they go on wet and feel moist for a bit, probably thanks to the chamomile and rose extracts in the formula. They dry down in a few minutes and are so pretty. I love them by themselves, although you can also layer them over other eyeshadows if you want to add depth.

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Rose Gold

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Bare Brilliance

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

Crystalline is a silvery sparkling white. Bare Brilliance is glimmering brown. Rose Gold is a shimmery golden brown. I apply them with the doe foot applicator (another reason I thought they were lip glosses!!) but you can use a brush or your finger.

Moving on to actual Pixi lip products, the MATTELAST LIQUID LIP ($14) is an excellent matte lippie. It lasts forever and doesn’t flake or become overly drying. It has rosehip oil in it which makes this easier to wear than many other matte lippies.

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in Prettiest Pink

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in Prettiest Pink

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in Prettiest Pink

I really like the applicator – it’s called a PixiPetal applicator and Pixi says that it ‘provides even and precise application’ and I have to agree. You outline your lips with the point of the applicator then fill in the color with the flat side. My shade is Prettiest Pink, which is a very bright blue pink. It’s a little intense for my thin lips so I tone it down with some gloss. I want to try this in other shades that would work better for my lips, like Pastel Petal or Really Rose.

Pixi LipLift Max in Peony Bloom

Pixi LipLift Max in Peony Bloom

Pixi LipLift Max in Peony Bloom

I also love the LIPLIFT MAX ($14), which is Pixi’s plumping lip gloss. It gives lips a shiny, glossy look and has a fresh, minty taste. It has a nice slip that isn’t sticky at all, and the formula has peptides, aloe, jojoba, and chamomile that treats and hydrates lips while also plumping them up. Mine is in the shade Peony Bloom, which is a very pretty peachy pink. I just love it for spring!!

MARCIA IS FAVORING PIXI SKINTREATS TODAY

Pixi Skintreats: T-Zone Peel Off Mask, Rose Cream Cleanser, Rose Tonic

When Petra Strand started Pixi Beauty just 10 years ago you only knew about her radiant cosmetics but she always had a passion for skincare. Her first skincare item, Glow Tonic, took off and became a world favorite for women wanting natural beauty that was affordable and youth-enhancing.

As time has evolved so has Pixi Skintreats and right now there’s a surge in Rose based products.

Start with Pixi’s new ROSE CREAM CLEANSER, a nourishing cream cleanser. Surprisingly this is made with mineral rich mud that cleanses your skin as it helps strengthen and soften it. This contains some wonderful ingredients like Rose Flower Oil to moisturize; Chamomile & Aloe Vera for soothing and calming, and Avocado Oil to condition and soften your skin. I like that it’s so creamy as I find that feels hydrating.

Pixi Rose Cream Cleanser

ROSE TONIC is the next generation of Glow Tonic. It contains nutrients your skin will love while it helps tone, calm skin, balance pH, and minimize redness. This is excellent for sensitive skin as well as all skin types as it’s alcohol free. The key ingredients are Rose Flower Extract which moisturizes and restores skin; Elderflower to gently tone and brighten; and Chamomile & Aloe Vera to sooth, calm and reduce redness. Use this after cleansing or to refresh your skin at any time of day.

Pixi Rose Tonic

The T-ZONE PEEL OFF MASK is my favorite new Skintreat. I’m a fan of masks and the fact that it is meant for my t-zone makes it even better. It’s only used on your actual t-zone so for me it’s my nose and chin (the t-zone also includes forehead but I don’t have a problem there). It’s to be used 1-2 times a week, more if needed. Put on a thick, even layer and let it completely dry. Then have the fun of gently peeling it off. It gives me immediate results making my face look less congested. I usually follow up with Rose Tonic or Glow Tonic. “It contains a unique green superfood blend that includes Avocado, Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and Bamboo Extract to help firm & refine. Great for congested, dull & tired skin.”

Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask

Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask

FAST FLASH FACIAL is a great skin treat since it has three of the Skintreats in one box. “Discover our 3 steps for a fast and effective professional salon peel treatment without leaving home!
Our radiance revealing, Peel & Polish resurfaces and loosens dead skin cells, gently exfoliates, and polishes to reveal brighter skin. Our Exfoliating Glow Tonic toner with 5% glycolic acid evens out skintone for a brighter, clearer, smoother complexion. This radiance-boosting Instant Flash Balm is the ultimate 3-in-1 primer, moisturizer & mask that brightens and revitalizes to perk up skin instantly!”

Pixi Skintreats Fast Flash Facial

Pixi Fast Flash Facial

With this set you get 3 of Pixi’s most popular items. Peel & Polish is something that I use several times a week. It lives in my shower and the minute I step in I apply it to my dry skin. I let it be for at least 2 minutes while I start to wash my body, then I massage it into my skin for the exfoliation and rinse off. Glow Tonic is the star of Pixi’s line and is an exfoliating toner with 5% glycolic acid. Last in the trio is the Rose Flash Balm, a 3 in 1 product that is oil free and moisturizes and brightens. It also is great as a revitalizing mask as well as a primer to prep skin for perfect makeup application.

Beauty Info Zone Giveaway

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Today’s giveaway is for Pixi Skintreats. (A cosmetic giveaway is coming up soon.) There are two winners for US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. You’ll be asked to comment on which of the two prizes you’d most like. One prize is the Rose Cream Cleanser and the Rose Tonic and the second prize is the Fast Flash Facial set. Two of you are going to have fabulous Pixi skin. The rest of you will need to buy these since they are that good! Giveaway runs through 4/16/18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Lots of luck.

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Pixi products are paraben free and never tested on animals. They can be found at Pixi’s website as well as Target stores and target.com.

Skincare based on your genetics: LifeDNA

One of the best gifts I got this past year was a gift to 23andMe, the DNA testing service. I was so surprised by my results – some things jived with the family history, other things did not! My whole family ended up joining in on the fun, and we really had a blast. It was great to see that everyone’s results were consistent, so I am definitely a believer in the service. I think that’s why I was so fascinated by the concept put forth by LifeDNA, a skin care company that designs personalized skin care around your DNA.

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LifeDNA doesn’t collect a saliva sample and analyze it like 23andMe does – you actually need to have this information from 23andMe or Ancestry.com already. Then you can download it to LifeDNA and they will take the results and analyze them to come up with the skin care products that work best for you. While companies like 23andMe focus on your roots, LifeDNA focuses on your skin needs – are you prone to sun spots? Wrinkles? Do you have a vitamin C deficiency? Are you prone to blemishes? How does your skin react to environmental stress?  Once the analysis is done, the company chooses the skin care products that best suits your particular needs and sends those products to you.

LifeDNA Power Pack – this came in my Essential Beauty Box!!

When you order, you first go through a questionnaire that asks about your height, weight, skin issues, and it lets you input your results from 23andMe or Ancestry.com if you have them.

LifeDNA Essential Beauty Box

I got the Essential Beauty Box, which has a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. A 3 month supply is $199. It averages out to $22.11 per product per month, which is an excellent value. You could also get just the moisturizer, a 3 month supply for $99 (a little over $33 a month) or go big time with the Deluxe Beauty Box and get a cleanser, toner, moisturizer AND a DNA personalized serum and mask for $289 (averages to $19.27 per product per month). All of the products are natural and organic.

LifeDNA Toner

I have been testing these products for a month and I like them very much. My skin is very happy. The toner is in a spray bottle which is a bonus. It’s very refreshing and does a great job of prepping my skin for the rest of my products without being too drying.

LIfeDNA Cleanser

LIfeDNA Cleanser

The cleanser is a foam cleanser, which isn’t my favorite type because I like to use my Luna and a foam cleanser doesn’t work as well with that type of machine. However this is a really good cleanser. It dissolves every bit of dirt and makeup and it leaves my skin feeling soft and moist.

LifeDNA Rejuvenating Vitamin C Moisturizer

LifeDNA Rejuvenating Vitamin C Moisturizer

The Vitamin C Moisturizer is my favorite of the three products. This is truly heavenly – pillowy soft, sinks it quickly, leaves skin feeling absolutely fabulous!! All three products are great, but the moisturizer is by far the superstar.  Fantastic.

Overall, I think that the concept is really cool. If you have your DNA results from 23andMe or Ancestry.com it’s fun to give it a whirl. I liked the toner and cleanser, but honestly I would only repurchase the moisturizer. LifeDNA is a young company and I believe they are working toward doing their own genetic testing – once they are able to do that, I think their company is going to go big.

You can check them out online at lifedna.com.  – Lisa

LifeDNA Toner Ingredients

LifeDNA Cleanser Ingredients

LifeDNA Rejuvenating Vitamin C Moisturizer Ingredients

MyChelle meets my needs well with Refining Sugar Cleanser and Lip Hints

A cleanser is a cleanser is a cleanser. Right? No no no. That’s wrong. It’s not a one size fits all product. A cleanser can do wonders for your skin if you choose the right one. MyChelle dermaceuticals has a cleanser that my skin is loving lately: Refining Sugar Cleanser. This is for normal skin and my skin is slightly dry but it’s a great match for me.

MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser

The Refining Sugar Cleanser isn’t my everyday cleanser though it certainly could be. It’s a combination of a cleanser and a soft exfoliator. Since this is a light exfoliation I can use this once a day or once every other day and still keep up with my other skincare products. Refining Sugar Cleanser is a delicious smelling natural cane sugar and vanilla-infused cleanser. I apply it to damp hands, massage it in to find a soft creamy lather develop. You are supposed to massage it in until the sugar dissolves but after a while I use a washcloth to remove it.

MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser

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The more exfoliation you want, the more product you should use. If you just use a small dab it will gently exfoliate which is how I prefer this. The ‘magic’ ingredients are anti-aging Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ Peptide, bioactive Plant Extracts, and Hyaluronic Acid to help keep skin hydrated.

MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser

My skin really missed this cleanser when I was away and I was eager to use it again once I was safely home and in my own bathroom. This doesn’t leave my skin feeling taut at all. It just feels soft and well cleansed. Definitely a cleanser that’s a step above the rest.

MyChelle LIP HINTS, Conditioning Lip Balm

The product that I didn’t have to miss on my recent trip though was a MyChelle Conditioning Lip Balm, Lip Hints. I took the Berry version of this potted lip balm with me. Mostly on the trip I didn’t use much in the way of makeup. I kept it simple with just my Emme Diane tinted sunscreen, eyeliner, mascara, cream blush and protected lips. MyChelle helped me along with that by sending their LipHints in both Nude and Berry.

MyChelle LIP HINTS in Berry and Nude

Just read what MyChelle has to say about these and you’ll know why I wanted these with me: ”

A rich, melting balm with a decadent blend of Shea Butter and Coconut, Kalahari Melon, and Meadowfoam Oils for a soft, dewy look that is never sticky. This 4-in-1 lip treatment nourishes, soothes, deeply hydrates, and primes lips to maximize the wear time of your lip color, or wear alone for a sheer, gloss finish.

In formulating our Lip Hints™ Conditioning Lip Balm, we traded the synthetic waxes, artificial colors, fake flavors, and petroleum-based ingredients of traditional lip products for pure plant oils and waxes, essential oils, and natural extracts.”

There are 4 different Lip Hints available: Sheer, Nude, Berry, and Plum. You’ll see in my attempt to swatch these that the Nude and Berry look very similar on my hand. On my lips though they have a hint of color which is affected by my personal chemistry. So while they look very similar at first, they will darken once on lips.

MyChelle LIP HINTS, top Berry, bottom Nude

You can wear these as is for a glossy balm or use them as a primer under a lipstick, especially a matte lipstick since it makes those more comfortable for me. I want my lips protected from the elements but I don’t wear a lot of color on them during the day so the Lip Hints are a great solution to my dry lips. I like to wear them around my house too since the Lip Hints aren’t sticky but they are moisturizing.

MyChelle has so many products that are great solutions to your skincare needs and the prices are reasonable just hovering between mass market and prestige. The Lip Hints are $12.50 each and will last a long time while the Refining Sugar Cleanser is $25 which is a good price for a cleanser of this quality. What MyChelle have you invited into your life? There are many that will fit your needs too.  —  Marcia

 

Lip Hints: Made without Phthalates, Parabens, Sulfates, Silicones, Ureas, Artifical Fragrances and Colors, Petroleum, GMOs, and Gluten. FD&C Dye Free Color.

Refining Sugar Cleanser: Made without GMO, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Silicones, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances, and Artificial Colors. Vegan. Cruelty-free. 

A Softsoap Pure Zen and Hydra Bliss Giveaway for some Me Time!

Me time – it is essential.  I have me time throughout my week.  I work and I’m a mom, so time alone doing something just for myself is extremely important to me.  I love to read so I always make time to curl up in my favorite corner of the sofa and catch up on my magazines.

My favorite corner and my magazines!

I also love to binge watch a fabulous show on Netflix.  My most recent discovery was Nurse Jackie.  The first few seasons were intense!  It wasn’t as great the last few seasons, but I still watched it all the way through until the end.

I work out twice a week with my trainer for me time – here he is.  His name is Mark and he owns Swift Results Personal Training.  He’s the best, although I have him in my phone as Mr. Grey because he is a total sadist.  But keeping physically healthy is very important to me, and it’s part of my me time.

Working out at Swift Results with Mark Swift

I also meditate and I have my own little corner where no one else is allowed.  This is where I start and end my days, saying thank you to the universe for all that is good in my life.  Speaking of starting and ending days, some people like to shower in the morning to start the day, others shower in the evenings.  I am a night-time shower person – I like to wash off the day and reset.  This is my me time during the week.  Softsoap knows the importance of me time, and they have developed their latest body wash collections to inspire you to take mindful showers and really enjoy your me time.  We have a great giveaway today so you can enjoy some blissful showers yourself!

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The Hydra Bliss Hydrating Body Wash and Pure Zen Relaxing Body Wash truly transport and relax you, allowing all your cares to wash away while you also cleanse and hydrate your skin.

Each collection has two wonderful scents available:

Softsoap Cucumber Water and Mint

Softsoap Cucumber Water and Mint

Softsoap Coconut Water and Blueberry

Softsoap Coconut Water and Blueberry

Hydra Bliss Hydrating Body Wash

Pure Zen Relaxing Body Wash

The Hydra Bliss scents are lovely – clean and fresh.  I especially love the Coconut and Blueberry – what a great combination!  I don’t think I’ve ever had a mix of these two scents before, and I am a total coconut fiend.  The Pure Zen body washes are more floral than fresh, and definitely have a spa feel to them.  Which will you choose to transport you during your me time?

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This giveaway is open to the continental US only and will be sent by the PR company. The giveaway ends on 3/13 at 11:59 p.m. EST. The winners each receive two body washes of their choice, so leave your preference in the comments section.  Good luck – I hope you win, and don’t forget to give yourself a lot of me time this week!!  – Lisa

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Prepare to be wonderfully cleansed with Ao Skincare Prepare Cleanser

Is there something you do that is taking the lazy way out? Do you neglect to take off your makeup? Do you forget about finishing your face by adding in a polished brow? What about leaving off sunscreen since you’ve already put on your moisturizer? All of these are things you know you should change and now is the perfect time to do that.

Ao Skincare’s #1 Prepare Cleanser

I have to admit that I’m guilty of to often using Micellar Water to cleanse at night yet I realize that I’m not getting my skin as clean as I should. In my quest for better skin I’ve turned over a new leaf and am now using Step #1 from Ao Skincare, their Prepare Cleanser ($39.95 with free shipping).

Ao Skincare Prepare Cleanser

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This is a cleanser unlike the others in my routine and that’s what makes me like it so much. It’s actually a Dry Cleanser – but that needs to be explained. You apply Ao Skincare Prepare Cleanser to your face as a first stop. Apply it before you use water. Then massage it gently in before you activate it with warm water. That transforms Prepare into a moisturizing cleansing milk.

Ao Skincare Prepare Cleanser

I find that it’s great on the days I’m wearing makeup and that I’m reaching for it every time I have on foundation because it really cleans my skin yet doesn’t strip it at all. There’s a very gentle fragrance that is so mild that no one would really notice it unless they were looking for it and the fragrance doesn’t linger in any way.

The outer packaging is a fun triangular shape but it’s the pump container inside that does the work.

Ao Skincare Prepare Cleanser

Ao Skincare is a company from New Zealand that uses rare botanical ingredients and includes Artesian water rich in trace elements. They use a cold process technology to combine the ingredients so that they remain as pristine and effective as possible.

Prepare Cleanser doesn’t dry out my skin since it contains a low level of surfactant (soap) in its formulation. It doesn’t strip skin of its natural oils.

Ao Skincare Prepare Cleanser

Directions say to apply two pumps of the cleansing gel to your face and use your fingertips to spread in a circular motion. I then apply warm water with my hands to create the milkiness and wash it off with a washcloth or muslin cloth. My skin feels well moisturized after and I’m comfortable even if I wait to put on further moisturizers and serums.

The key ingredients of this cruelty free cleanser are

  • Pure New Zealand Artesian Water  – this is sourced from one of the purest places on earth, an aquifer beneath the ancient Kauri forests in the lush far north of New Zealand.
  • Totarol  – an extract from the New Zealand Totara tree which contains powerful naturally sourced antioxidants which actively clanse the skin.
  • Phormium Tenax (Harakeke) Seed Oil  – this contains omega-6 lineolic acid.

and Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Seed Oil  – containing omega-3, alpha linolenic acid, which helps to maintain moisture in the skin and prevent drying and scaling.

What it doesn’t contain are sulfates, parabens, PEGS, TEA, Dea, mineral oils, petrochemicals or artificial fragrance.

I may never get to New Zealand but I trust that the country has some of the purest, untainted areas. The products in the Ao Skincare line all look wonderful and ones that would take 2018 into a new level of skincare for us. Taking care of ourselves is the perfect kind of goal and a resolution you won’t be tempted to break.  —  Marcia

My go-to for crazy winter skin? Paula’s Choice.

I don’t know what it is about winter but it sure makes my skin do crazy things. One day it’s so dry and itchy, the next day I have random blemishes…add into that mix wrinkles and hyperpigmentation and I am just a mess. I usually have my favorite skin care products that vary by season – products that I use in the summer when my skin is never dry and mostly oily, and products that I use in the fall and spring when I am a more predictably normal t-zone mix. But in the winter, I turn to Paula’s Choice more often than not to help my crazy lady skin get back to normal. Here are some of my favorites for my season of insanity.

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Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil

Cleanser is an issue for me – I need something that suits my t-zone in spring and fall, and something that suits my overall oiliness in the summer. In the winter, I need something that addresses my suddenly dry skin that isn’t so rich it sends me back to the blemishes I had at 16 – no way, not unless I also get the body I had at 16.

I actually prefer the Resist Cleanser for spring and autumn and the Skin Balancing Cleanser for summer, but for winter I adore the Paula’s Choice Perfect Cleansing Oil ($25). I don’t even need a separate makeup remover, and the oils in this – sunflower and coconut – hydrate my dryness without overdoing it and making me break out. It’s fragrance-free, and a small amount mixed with warm water takes off super stubborn makeup. I use it with my Foreo Luna for amazingly clean skin regardless of its current mood.

Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask

Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask swatch

Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask swatch after drying

No matter what, in the winter my skin goes nuts and it transforms from super dry to super oily with blemishes and congested skin, seemingly from nowhere. When that happens I break out the Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask ($30) to banish the break outs on my skin.  I’ve used this for years now. The charcoal coaxes all that nasty stuff out of my pores without drying out skin, and the mask is actually a gel mask so it hydrates while purifying. My pores look smaller, I don’t look oily throughout the day, and I don’t break out – plus I don’t get that dryness that can happen with clay masks. It’s really perfect. Just apply this on clean dry skin and leave on for about 20 minutes. It doesn’t dry completely – that swatch on my hand had been there for 20 minutes when I took that photo. Oh, one more plus – this mask is so gentle you can use it every day if you want. Every single day. For real.

Paula’s Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask

Paula’s Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask swatch

So, my skin is certifiably nuts in the winter, right? I wake up one morning and it’s an oily, congested mess. I wake up a week later and I am as dry as the Sahara Desert. When that happens, I switch to my Paula’s Choice Rehydrating Moisture Mask ($30). This mask is like a long, tall, cool glass of water for dehydrated skin. It works immediately to moisturize and soften skin. The mask is thick and creamy and doesn’t dry hard. It has great ingredients including jojoba, vitamin E, plant oils, antioxidants, amino acids and glycerin. You can use this every day if you want, as a regular mask that you wash off after 20 minutes, or you can use it as an overnight mask. It’s glorious.

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion

Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion

The real miracle product for winter from Paula’s Choice is the Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion ($29). This is a skin treatment that exfoliates, moisturizes, reduces pore size, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It does all of this and quickly too – you will get results very quickly and you won’t believe how terrific those results are!! If you have dry skin and blemishes, you need this. If you also have wrinkles, my goodness, get this. If, in addition to dry skin, blemishes, and wrinkles, you also have large pores, why don’t you have this???? Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion has a pH range of 3.2–3.8. Use it after cleansing and toning – just a small amount as your treatment serum before moisturizing and it will get rid of dead skin, give you great skin texture, smaller pores, and less wrinkles. It’s fantastic.

In the winter, I also have my Paula’s Choice Lip & Body Treatment Balm ($15)  with me at all times. I reviewed this last week, you can read the full review HERE.

If you have crazy lady skin in the winter like me, definitely check out Paula’s Choice. She has loads of options that take amazing care of pretty much any skin care woe you may have!  – Lisa

Deliciously clean with Georgette Klinger Coconut Cleansing Milk and Coconut Facial Mist

I know, I know, it’s all pumpkin and cranberry these days, but I still can’t ever get enough coconut. For Thanksgiving, we didn’t served mulled wine or anything like that – we served what we call ‘mom’s drink’ – Malibu Coconut Rum with Diet Vernors.  Seriously, you’ve got to try it – everyone LOVES it, best drink ever! Anyway, coconut – I love the scent, and I love products that have coconut oil and coconut extract because they are so good for skin. My coconut muse these days is the fabulous Georgette Klinger because she has the most amazing coconut cleanser and facial mist.

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The beautiful Georgette Klinger

Georgette’s story is really intriguing. She was Miss Budapest in 1936. She was given some cosmetics that gave her a terrible case of acne which spurred her interest in skin care. She had to leave Europe to escape the Nazi’s and opened a skin care spa on Madison Avenue in 1941. She was ahead of her time with her holistic, natural, and science based approach to skin care, an approach her line still follows to this day.

Georgette Klinger Coconut Cleansing Milk

I am head over heels with two of her products, the Coconut Cleansing Milk and the Coconut Facial Mist. The Coconut Cleansing Milk ($22) is a wonderful cleanser – first, it smells INCREDIBLE. I know my coconut scents and this is one of the best ever.  Deep, rich, fabulous. The ingredients are top notch – coconut oil, coconut extract, grape and cucumber extracts, everything you need to cleanse and soothe skin, hydrating and plumping, leaving it feeling soft and fantastic. This is a very gentle cleanser that will work on all skin types. If you love coconut, you will wonder what you ever did without this – and you’ll never want to be without it again. It’s that good, my friends.  

Georgette Klinger Coconut Facial Mist

The Coconut Facial Mist ($9) is a perfect pick-me-up throughout the day, especially in the winter with the soul-sucking indoor dry heat. I use it to refresh my makeup during the day, or after a workout, or any time I just want a quick refresher. It smells delicious – not quite as intense as the cleanser, but still enough coconut to put a huge smile on my face. Ingredients include coconut, botanicals, and aloe extract, all things that skin just loves. This is a best seller for Georgette Klinger and I can see why.

Georgette Klinger products are made in the USA and are cruelty free, paraben free, and dye free. There is a very nice range of products so take a look – and whatever you do, pick up the Coconut Cleansing Milk.  It’s fantastic.  – Lisa

Coconut Cleansing Milk ingredients:  Deionized Water, Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Peg-8 Laurate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin & Laureth-7, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Fragrance

Coconut Facial Mist ingredients:  Deionized Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Propanediol, Propylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Gardenia Florida Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Extract, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate-20, Fragrance