Clear up skin congestion with our derma*e® giveaway!

fall-season-brings-congested-skinThe change of seasons means confused skin that makes too much oil and gets congested from a build up of dead skin. Keeping clear, glowing skin requires preventative measures, and we have an awesome giveaway for exactly what you need to stay on top of skin care woes. Prevent those disasters with Purifying products from derma*e®, a fabulous eco-ethical company that is completely committed to your health, well-being, and the environment.                    samples

derma*e® giveaway!We have five of our favorite derma*e® products in this giveaway:

  1. Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50)
  2. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50)
  3. Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50)
  4. Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50)
  5. Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50)

The key to creating skin that gets the most from skin care products is exfoliation. derma*e® has some of the best exfoliating products out there.

DermaE Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

As a deep clean once a week, the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50) detoxes skin in two ways:

(1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries

(2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

Apply a thin layer to clean, dry skin, concentrating on areas that have a tendency to be problematic. For me, that means nose and chin. It only takes about five minutes for it to dry, then using wet fingertips massage the mask in small circles. This ‘supersizes’ the exfoliation and really cleans out those pores. Rinse off with warm water or a damp washcloth. This treatment mask has many of the same powerful ingredients as the Purifying Gel Cleanser, so it’s the perfect complimentary deep clean.

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

derma e Purifying Daily Detox Scrub

The Purifying Daily Detox Scrub ($15.50) is a facial exfoliant paste that is gentle but very effective. It has a great ingredient list, starting with the charcoal that absorbs impurities so they can be washed away. The scrubbing power comes from Apricot Seed Powder that sloughs off any dead cells, dirt, and oil. The aloe keeps skin super soft and moist. Like all the Purifying products, it also has the Kimarine® and bladderwrack mentioned earlier. Because the Purifying Daily Detox Scrub doesn’t have a whole slew of complicated ingredients, this gentle scrub is safe for even very sensitive skin. I think it’s a fantastic way to keep skin glowing and ready for serum and moisturizer.

DermaE Purifying Gel Cleanser

I am a huge fan of derma*e’s® Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50) because it exfoliates so gently. Even though it’s an exfoliating cleanser, I can use my Luna cleansing brush without fear of being too rough on my skin and I think it would be perfect to use with a Clarisonic. I have been working out like crazy for the last six months and this is my favorite choice for washing my face when I get home because it is perfect for removing sweat, toxins, and bacteria.

This cleanser is pH balanced and has no fragrance or sulfates. Ingredients include these minerals and natural toxin fighters:

Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals).

Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.

Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps thoroughly remove toxins from the skin’s surface.

Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense, and a base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. 

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

derma e® Purifying Toner Mist

Once you have exfoliated and cleansed your skin, the next best step is to hydrate and treat with antioxidants using a great toner. The derma*e® Purifying Toner Mist ($15.50) is the toner for the job since it has Marine Algae and Green Tea to refresh and fortify your skin against the environment. It’s also pH balanced with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack, Green Tea antioxidants, and Aloe Leaf Juice. I use this after exfoliating and cleansing at night, as well as in the morning before treatment and moisturizer. While it’s a spray, I don’t recommend spraying it directly on your face since it comes out a little heavy and uneven. It’s better sprayed onto a cotton pad then wiped on. An added bonus – if you happened to miss any makeup or dirt while cleansing, this lifts away anything that might cause clogged pores.

DermaE Purifying Youth Serum

With skin clean and ready to make the most of any treatment, an excellent treatment serum is the Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50). Holy smokes is this good stuff! Awesome ingredients like Kimarine® Wakame,  Bladderwrack, and Green Tea together in an Aloe Leaf Juice Base makes for super healthy, glowy skin. This is a great primer for foundation, too. And like all derma*e® products, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.

You can find products derma*e® at Ulta and at Whole Foods.  Two Beauty Info Zone readers will win this giveaway – just list the products you want to win in the order you want them!  The Grand Prize Winner gets 3 products, and the 2nd place winner gets 2 products.  This is a US only giveaway that ends at 11:59 pm EST on 11/19/16.  As always, you must subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s emails and comment. Rafflecopter has a way of going all wonky sometimes and the comments may mysteriously close before the giveaway is over…if that happens just shoot us an email with your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label your message DERMAE.

Here’s to heading off congested skin before it even happens! – Lisa

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*products reviewed and giveaway courtesy of derma*e®

Purifying inside and out with DermaE

DermaEI was recently sent a beautiful gift box full of all sorts of ‘good for you’ goodies. derma e’s National Educator, Jaime cane, did a wonderful job curating this box for ‘beauty gurus’.
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There are lots of things we can do to feel great and look even better. This beauty box listed some important points: be sure to exfoliate so your skin care fully absorbs and works most effectively. Love your greens to stay  healthy on the inside. Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water – it helps keep the wrinkles away. And get 7 or 8 hours of sleep at night to prevent puffiness, acne breakouts, and premature aging.

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Included in the box was an awesome derma e water bottle, some delicious Vita Coco Lemonade (soooo good!!) and some Green Superfood, which is a terrific way to get every bit of nutrition you need to stay looking and feeling healthy.

DermaE Purifying Gel Cleanser

Exfoliation is the best way to make sure all of your products are working as hard as possible. I really like derma e’s Purifying Gel Cleanser ($15.50) because it exfoliates so gently. I use my Luna cleansing brush with it no problem, and I think it would be perfect to use with a Clarisonic.  I have been working out like crazy this summer and I always wash my face with this when I get home because it is perfect for removing sweat, toxins, and bacteria.

This cleanser is pH balanced and has no fragrance or sulfates. Ingredients include these minerals and natural toxin fighters:

Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that is clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals).

Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment.

Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps thoroughly remove toxins from the skin’s surface.

Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense, and a base of Aloe Leaf Juice revives skin with fresh, healthy hydration. 

DermaE Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

Once a week, I use the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask ($19.50) for an even deeper clean. It detoxes skin in two ways:

(1) Natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladderwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries

(2) Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion.

With many of the same powerful ingredients as the Purifying Gel Cleanser, this treatment mask is the perfect complimentary deep clean.

DermaE Purifying Youth SerumWith skin clean and ready to make the most of any treatment, a great option is the Purifying Youth Serum ($29.50). Holy smokes is this good stuff! Awesome ingredients like Kimarine® Wakame,  Bladderwrack, and Green Tea together in an Aloe Leaf Juice Base makes for super healthy, glowy skin. It makes a great primer for foundation, too. And like all derma e products, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.

You can find these great products at Ulta and Whole Foods.  Pick them up and get healthy inside and out this summer!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration, affiliate links

Looking great with derma e Hydrating Mask

derma e® Hydrating Mask

derma e® Hydrating Mask

The perfect face starts with perfect skin and that’s where derma e® Hydrating Mask with Hyaluronic Acid comes in.  Whether it’s for a holiday face or for everyday, you want your skin looking refreshed, smooth, and moisturized. I’ve used a lot of different types of masks but I couldn’t resist when derma e® offered to send this. Two things popped out at me: hydrating and hyaluronic acid. My skin was never dry so it’s a change for me to have to moisturize quite as much as I do now. In the dead of winter I’ve always had dry patches, but now I have them as soon as cold weather starts.

derma e® Hydrating Mask

derma e® Hydrating Mask

To combat that I’ve been taking advantage of this derma e® Hydrating Mask. It’s like a mini facial in a tube. It’s a very gentle mask whose purpose is to replenish the moisture in your skin. It does that with Hyaluronic Acid which they call “nature’s moisture magnet” because it can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water.

derma e® Hydrating Mask

derma e® Hydrating Mask

derma e® Hydrating Mask

derma e® Hydrating Mask

The mask is pure white so it looks as good as it feels. You apply it evenly over your whole face and let it sit for about 10 minutes. It dries down but never feels like it’s pulling on your skin. If you forget you have it on, which is really easy to do, it won’t make a difference since it doesn’t dry your skin out, only moisturizes it. After I’m done with the mask my face loses those dry patches and seems to appreciate the moisturizer I use even more. You can use this twice a week and your skin will appreciate it. I like to use it on my neck every once in a while too.

ingredients

ingredients

The derma e® Hydrating Mask also contains antioxidant-rich Olive and Green Tea, skin softening Avocado, Cupuacu Butter and Jojoba Oil, soothing Aloe and nourishing Vitamin E. It has all the wonderful qualities that other Derma E skincare products have like being 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

derma e® Hydrating Mask

derma e® Hydrating Mask

I could spend this entire review telling you why you should buy Derma E skincare products and still have more to say. This is a company that has some truly wonderful qualities as well as products that are great for your skin as well as gentle on your wallet. This mask is $29.50 for a 4 oz mask that will last the entire winter, a little goes a long way.

Have you been masking lately? What have you used? — Marcia

*sent for possible review

derma e® products can be found at dermstore.com (free shipping!!), the derma e® website as well as other online sites (not affiliate links)

Affordable and effective skin care from DermaE

Call me a total nerd, but I don’t think anything gets me as excited as super effective skin care that is also easy on the pocketbook. So when I ended up loving the products sent to us by DermaE, I was really thrilled when I also realized how affordable they are. Chalk one (actually two) up for skin care nerds!!

A must-have product from DermaE is the Soothing Toner with Pycnogenol® ($15.50).  The pycnogenol is a wonderful antioxidant that fights those free radicals that make skin look haggard. It also has Green Tea, another excellent antioxidant.

derma e toner

DermaE Soothing Toner

Besides the antioxidants, this toner is terrific because it is very gentle, soothing, and calming. It has no alcohol in it and is also fragrance-free. The formula easily removes any last traces of makeup while also prepping skin for treatments and moisturizer.
DermaE Soothing Toner

DermaE Soothing Toner

Soothing Toner with Pycnogenol® is a fantastic toner that will work for those with extremely sensitive skin. It really is one of the best toners I have ever used. Plus, it’s 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.
derma e Overnight Peel

DermaE Overnight Peel

Another fantastic product in the DermaE line is the Overnight Peel with Alpha Hydroxy Acids ($16.95). This is a light lotion that is applied once or twice a week at night after cleansing and toning.  Just apply a generous layer before bed –   the alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate and brighten skin while you sleep. The formula has 5% glycolic acid along with lactic and malic acids, with a perfect, highly effective pH of 3. This exfoliator works and it has enough moisturizers to beautifully hydrate skin at the same time.
DermaE Overnight Peel

DermaE Overnight Peel

The Overnight Peel - it doesn't peel off, it's a light lotion that smooths on like a moisturizer

The Overnight Peel – it doesn’t peel off, it’s a light lotion that smooths on like a moisturizer

Throughout the night this AHA lotion eliminates dead skin cells, evens skin tone, and restores a glow to skin. Just like the toner, this product is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free.
DermaE is a perfectly priced line and has some excellent products that are well worth checking out. Make both your skin and your pocketbook happy and take a look at DermaE.  – Lisa
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Soothing Toner with Pycnogenol® ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Pinus Pinaster (Pycnogenol®) Bark Extract, Panthenol, Allantoin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract* (.1%), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract* (.1%), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

Overnight Peel ingredients:  Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate and Peg-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passion) Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate (C-Ester), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil* (.1%), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract* (.1%), Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate.