Sheer luxury with Golden Door Daily Renewal Treatment and Golden Face Oil

Golden Door Daily Renewal Treatment and Golden Face Oil

Sheer luxury.  That’s what runs through my mind every time I use my Golden Door products.  They make me feel amazing every time I use them, and not just because the products are wonderful.  There is something about the packaging that instantly makes me feel calm and peaceful.  Something about the soft fragrances that instantly relax me and makes me feel pampered.  It is like Golden Door puts their famous spa into every jar of product they produce.  Add to that the knowledge that 100% of Golden Door’s net profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives, and I am always completely happy when I use their products.

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Two products in particular that are impressing me right now are the Golden Face Oil and the Daily Renewal Treatment.

The Golden Face Oil ($60) is a wonderfully luxurious face oil that tackles fine lines and wrinkles with an elegant formula that isn’t greasy or heavy.  It has excellent antioxidant ingredients:

ROSE HIP OIL – Vitamin-rich and packed with omega, skin looks smoother, plumper, and lessens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and premature aging.

SEA BUCKTHORN OIL – The world’s richest source of Omega 7, a fatty acid that boosts collagen production.

SQUALENE – Creates a barrier against everyday toxins and pollutants to prevent moisture loss.

BLEND OF 1O ESSENTIAL OILS – Immediate boost of invigorating oils that tone and brighten the skins complexion with a dewy finish.

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

Golden Door Golden Face Oil

Golden Door Golden Face Oil

It smells fantastic, very spa-like and relaxing.  I put a few drops of this amber-colored oil on my face after my treatment serum every morning and night, concentrating under my eyes and around my lip area and love the results.  It definitely brightens and smooths skin, and it has no parabens, sulfates, artificial color, artificial fragrances, mineral oil, petrolatum, phthalates, formaldehyde, GMO Ingredients, or animal testing.

As the weather gets warmer I am really enjoying a face oil instead of a face cream.  This is absolutely my go-to moisturizer for this spring and summer.

The Daily Renewal Treatment ($88) is an incredible yet gentle exfoliant for your face and neck.  This is an Alpha Hydroxy, Lactic, Glycolic, Malic and Tartaric Acid-based serum that is gentle enough to work for all skin types.  It sloughs off dead skin cells which helps reduce the size of your pores as well diminish fine lines and wrinkles.  It gives soft, glowy skin – and who doesn’t want soft glowy skin?? Ingredients include:

MEXICAN LIME OIL – Helps naturally even out
the complexion and lighten dark spots.

CAVIAR LIME EXTRACT – Rich in Alpha Hydroxy
Acids, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

DESERT LIME EXTRACT – Work to shed the outer
layers of cells to improve skin texture and complexion.

Golden Door Daily Renewal Treatment

Golden Door Daily Renewal Treatment

If you have really sensitive skin you will want to use this only at night.  Otherwise, you can use it morning and night.  It smells amazing, like – surprise! – lime…so good!  After application, use your favorite treatment serum and then a moisturizer and you are good to go.

I highly recommend the Golden Face Oil as a moisturizer, especially for those with regular or t-zone skin who don’t have super dry or super oily skin; and the Daily Renewal Treatment as a daily exfoliant to keep pores small and skin consistently soft and glowing.  And don’t forget – 100% of Golden Door’s net profits go to help end child abuse and transform young lives!!  – Lisa


Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Rosa Moschata (Rose Hip) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Italian Grape Seed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil (Coconut Oil), Squalene, Medicago (Alfalfa) Santiva Extract, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citris Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil

Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Microcitrus Australasica (Caviar
Lime) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane,
Dimethicone, Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sodium
Polyacrylate, Microcitrus Australis (Rainforest Lime) , Avena Sativa
(Oat) Extract, Citrus Glauca (Desert Lime) Fruit Extract, Acer
Saccharinum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Allantoin, Aloe Vera, Bromelain
(Pineapple Enzyme), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract,
Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Copper Gluconate, Glycyrrhiza
Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Malus Fructus
Extract, Palmitoyl Tripepetide-8, Papain (Papaya Enzyme), Phytonadione
(Vitamin K1), Polysorbate-20, Pyrus Malus (Apple Enzyme), Saccharum
Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Symphytum
Officinale (Comfrey) Extract, Citrus Aurantifoli (Mexican Lime)
Essential Oil, Maltodextrin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate,
Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Extract, Zinc
Gluconate, Alcohol Denat., Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.

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

How can sand give you gorgeous skin? Just ask Phytoceane!


What do volcanic sand, Polynesian sand, and red vegetal coral all have in common? The combination of these ingredients will give you the most incredible skin ever! Phytoceane has two beautiful skin care products that I am absolutely loving. They give me soft, smooth, exfoliated skin that is perfectly hydrated. These products are extremely gentle and give instant results, so those with super sensitive skin who are also impatient will be very, very happy!

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

The Two Sands Creamy Scrub ($39.50) is a facial exfoliator that does indeed feature two different types of sand. It’s a white cream with tiny exfoliating scrubbies – volcanic sand from North America for buffing off dead skin cells, and even smaller white sand granules from Polynesia for polishing and smoothing skin. A third ingredient is Jania, which is a sustainably-cultivated red vegetal coral that provides skin with intense hydration.

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

Phytoceane Two Sands Creamy Scrub

Skin is left feeling super clean, soft, and smooth. I love how gentle this is. I keep mine in the shower and use it on my face and neck two times a week.

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

A wonderfully elegant product to use afterward is the Moisturizing Fusion Cream ($56).  f you have dry skin, this is your miracle product. It has two interesting ingredients – RubiMarin, an extract of the red vegetal coral that is sustainably cultivated in a laboratory and has tons of minerals to keep skin super hydrated; and Glasswort Oil, which comes from a sea plant and improves circulation and the storage of water in the skin.

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

Phytoceane Moisturizing Fusion Cream

The formula is really intriguing. It’s a cream-in-water formulation that actually breaks when it’s applied, so the water gives an instant hydrating boost to the skin, and then the cream soaks in and locks that moisture in, leaving a matte finish to the skin. It’s a truly beautiful formulation that is unlike anything I’ve ever tried. This does have a fragrance that lingers. The scent is a soft combination of musk, florals, and aquatic notes. If you aren’t a fan of fragrance in your skin care take note. If that doesn’t bother you, then I hope you  will try this because it really is something unusual and very effective for dry skin.
You can find these beautiful Phytoceane products and more at  – Lisa

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 [email protected] 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®

Three must-have products to exfoliate and moisturize from Phytomer

Three must-haves from Phytomer

Three must-haves from Phytomer

We all want radiant, glowy skin and in order to get it there are two basic steps:

  1.  Exfoliate!
  2. Moisturize!

Today I have three must-have products that exfoliate and moisturize and are perfect for those with very sensitive skin. They come from Phytomer, a fantastic high end line that is a favorite of mine. The products truly deliver, all while also making me feel spoiled and pampered. They are on the spendy side, but they are all worth every penny.                                                            samples

Phytomer Purifying Gommage Exfoliant

  1.  Purifying Gommage Exfoliant  ($41.50)  ‘Gommage’ means ‘eraser’ in French, and this awesome exfoliant erases dead skin and anything that might be blogging your pores and preventing your skin care from operating at full force. The tiny particles that scrub away the bad stuff include micro algae and kaolin that attach to dead skin so it can be washed away. It’s applied to clean, dry skin in a thin layer. After about five minutes, rub it in circular motions, moving those particles around and lifting off the dead skin. It sort of rolls up into little balls that fall into the sink. Once most of the exfoliator is gone, use your regular cleanser or even just warm water to wash off.  Do this a few times a week and you will be astounded at how great skin looks and feels. This really is an amazing decongestant for skin and is super gentle. Everyone raves about it for a reason – it’s incredible.  Phytomer Youth Contour Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream
  2. Youth Contour Smoothing Eye and Lip Cream ($81.50) I adore multi-tasking products, and this beautiful light cream works wonders on the delicate skin under eyes and around lips. It addresses three major skin issues: wrinkles, puffiness, and dark circles. It has really cool ingredients that are a superhero trio for the eyes and lips. Dilsea Carnosa red algae extract actually reinforces the skin’s support tissue from within, reducing the depth of wrinkles and fine lines. Chlorella Vulgaris green algae extract soothes skin and reduces puffiness, and Delesseria Sanguinea red algae extract increases circulation and reduces dark circles.Phytomer Decollete Parfait Neck and Decollete Renewing Care
  3. Decollete Parfait ($95.50)  The best skin care advice ever: don’t forget your neck!! I love, love, love the Phytomer Decollete Parfait. This beautiful soft cream sort of ‘irons out’ skin on the neck and chest, immediately making it smoother and softer. It has a bit of illumination in it, which evens out tone and gives a beautiful appearance. Over time, the Brightening Marine Complex lightens dark spots so this is immediate gratification with long term results.

I can’t recommend these three favorites from Phytomer highly enough. If you want to get a beautiful glow, try these for perfect exfoliation and moisturization. You won’t be disappointed.  – Lisa

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Yummy skin care from Farmhouse Fresh: Facial Buffing Biscuits

Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

Yum, biscuits! I love delicate, flaky biscuits and the Facial Buffing Biscuits from Farmhouse Fresh certainly look good enough to eat. Don’t give in to the temptation to scarf these down, though. Instead, smash them up with some water to create a skin-nourishing scrub or mask.

Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

The new Facial Buffing Biscuits ($24) that Farmhouse Fresh sent me to test are certainly unique. These thin square biscuits buff skin, balance oil production, and moisturize dryness all while providing the nourishment skin needs. There are four varieties available: Burdock and Butter for dry skin, Strawberry Lavender for normal/oily skin, Tea Cucumber for normal/oily skin, and Mango and Poppy Seed for normal/oily skin. I was sent the Mango and Poppy Seed to try.

I love the beautiful packaging. Four thin square biscuits are housed atop a nest of shredded paper in natural-fiber cartons. The biscuits can be split into four pieces each, equaling sixteen in-home treatments. These are definitely fragranced, although the scent is really delicious! I expected it to smell fruity, but instead it smelled warm and yummy…yes, like a biscuit! The ingredients sound like things you might put into delicious biscuits: milk, mango butter, poppy seeds, rice powder, strawberry, mango, and green tea extract.

The Mango and Poppy Seed Facial Buffing Biscuits have mango seed extract, which has beta carotene plus vitamins A and C. The mango is astringent so it fights acne, while mango butter also softens and hydrates skin. The biscuit also has turmeric, which is a great antioxidant that fights free radical damage  Exfoliants include rice powder and poppy seeds.

One biscuit...

One biscuit…

...and one fourth of a biscuit

…and one fourth of a biscuit

A single biscuit can be divided into fourths for four treatments. I recommend having a little bowl or steel palette ready for mixing as it’s a little to difficult to do just using your hands. You also want something blunt to crush the biscuit, like a makeup brush handle. Then I just use my finger to mix in some water to create a paste. Sometimes I use the paste on a damp face as an exfoliant, gently scrubbing away dead skin then rinsing right away. When I have time though I like to leave it on my skin for about ten minutes so the fruit extracts and antioxidants can really do their work. The scrub removes oil and dirt, and used as a mask I find it definitely tightens my pores. Because I have an oily t-zone I concentrate my scrubbing and masking on my forehead, nose, and chin. The Mango and Poppy Seed is also a great exfoliant for the neck and decolletage.

While four biscuits for $24 seems spendy, it’s much more reasonable when you figure it’s actually 16 treatments. This is a fun, unique way to buff and feed your skin. Farmhouse Fresh continues to impress me with beautifully packaged, effective products that are a great departure from the same old, same old.  – Lisa

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Farmhouse Fresh Facial Buffing Biscuits

Keep your faux tan looking perfect with Norvell

There isn’t much left of summer so I am just clinging to these beautiful warm days. Self tanner always keeps me in the ‘sunshine and beaches’ mood. Recently I found a pretty amazing system for prepping my skin for self tanner and keeping the faux tan I already have looking perfect.
Keep your faux tan looking perfect with Norvell
Norvell is a spa line that specializes in body products that make the most of a self-tan. They have interesting products that prime the skin, bronze to perfection, optimize a self tan, and enhance the final color. Every product is paraben free, gluten-free, and 100% vegan. Each product also has Norvell’s Natural Actives Sunless Complex™, which Norvell says is “a proprietary blend of natural ingredients combined together to optimize, build, and extend sunless tanning results like never before.”
They sent me some products to test, and I am loving the  Renewing Sunless Exfoliator™ ($15),  pH Balancing Shower Cleanser ($15), and Daily Replenishing 24 hr MOISTURIZER™ ($25).
Norvell Renewing Sunless Exfoliator

Norvell Renewing Sunless Exfoliator

 The Renewing Sunless Exfoliator™ is a gentle body polish that Norvell calls a “Mr. Clean Eraser” for the body. This minty smelling polish is the first step to prepping skin for a great self tan.
  • Time Release Micro Capsules bind moisture within the skin, for 24 hr hydration.
  • Unique Dermal Barrier locks moisture within the top layer of skin, priming it for longer lasting and deeper sunless results.
  • Sulfate Free/Soap Free formula gently cleanses without stripping the skin’s amino acids, which work directly with the active sunless ingredient, DHA, to produce self-tanning results.

Sulfates can strip the skin so this sulfate-free exfoliator is a terrific prep for sunless tanning. I use this first in the shower, concentrating on my elbows, knees, and feet.

Norvell pH Balancing Shower cleanser

Norvell pH Balancing Shower cleanser

After exfoliating, I follow with the pH Balancing Shower Cleanser. This shower gel smells of delicious vanilla and leaves my skin cleansed and moisturized.

  • Time Release Micro Capsules bind moisture within the skin, for 24-hr hydration.
  • Natural Enzymes repair dehydrated skin.
  • Unique Dermal Barrier locks moisture within the top layer of skin, while optimizing skin pH for longer lasting deeper sunless results.
  • Sulfate Free/Soap Free formula gently cleanses without stripping the skin’s amino acids, which work directly with the active sunless ingredient, DHA, to produce self-tanning results

The enzymes help to dissolve any leftover dead skin and the extra skin hydration helps any type of sunless tanner apply evenly and last longer.

Norvell Daily Replenishing 24 Hour Moisturizer

Norvell Daily Replenishing 24 Hour Moisturizer

The Daily Replenishing 24 hr MOISTURIZER™ is like “Old English” wood polish for your body! It’s a beautiful body lotion that smells fresh and a little fruity. I love how soft it makes my skin, plus it also does all this:
  • Time Release Micro Capsules hold and bind moisture within the skin, providing 24hr hydration.
  • Natural Enzymes repair weak, dehydrated skin and promote the efficiency of the body’s own natural moisture levels.
  • Natural Botanicals and Antioxidants combat skin aging caused by environmental exposure and free radicals.
  • Sunless Safe Formula will not pre-maturely fade sunless color.
  • Vitamin Blend replenishes the skins natural moisturization factor.
Perfect skin makes for a perfect self tan, and the exoliation and hydration I get from these products makes all my self tanning efforts really pay off. Now that I’ve tried the products for priming and optimizing, I can’t wait to try Norvell’s self tanners! In the meantime I can hang on to my summer memories with perfectly primed and moisturized skin.
Norvell is available at specialty beauty salons, spas, and tanning salons, or visit  – Lisa
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