Brighten your eyes with Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

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Just when I start thinking that there’s no eye cream that is truly different from the rest along comes Dermologica’s new Stress Positive Eye Lift. Not only is this an eye cream but it’s a mask and an anti-aging device.

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

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There’s more than meets the eye with the clever packaging of Stress Positive Eye Lift

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift

The first thing to notice is the applicator. I’ve had this applicator on other eye creams and it’s a wonderful method of soothing your eyes and spreading the cream easily. But Dermologica has a unique use for the applicator.

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift applicator

Dermologica Stress Positive Eye Lift applicator

You actually use this as a tool to help lift the skin around your eyes. My friend Cindy from Prime Beauty has great application pictures so you can see what to do. There’s also a YouTube video designed to teach you the most effective way to get use from the applicator..

I’ve been using this day and night. In the morning I find that it’s very helpful with my eternal puffiness and dark circles. It helps the skin around my eyes look more luminous and less like I had another toss/turn night.

In the evening I’m thrilled that it behaves like a mask for my eyes since it’s on for so long. Daytime use gives this a more instant effect while nighttime use is for the long term.

Some ingredients to note are

  • Wild Indigo See actives to brighten and help visibly reduce under eye circles
  • Sea Water Extract and Arctic Algae counter the look of puffiness.
  • Fermented Yeast and a unique Hyaluronic Acid blend firm skin to help generate that lifting effect.
  • Bioactive Diglucosyl Gallic Acid works with your skin’s natural microorganisms to brighten and energize.
  • There’s no artificial fragrance or color to this.

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See that little plastic piece at the bottom of the photo? That’s to help you get every drop of this wonderful eye lift out. As you notice that you are using it up add the applicator to the end to help squeeze up the cream, just like you’d do with a toothbrush tube. You don’t want to waste any of this magic.

If your eyes are showing the stress of life then this new eye lift from Dermologica is on your side to visibly brighten and energize. —  Marcia

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Ingredients

Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate, Tephrosia Purpurea Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Maris Aqua, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Hydrolyzed Algin, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Lactate, PEG-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Sucrose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Xanthan Gum, Linalool, Geraniol, Phenoxyethanol.

Wake up and smell the coffee with IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye CreamEarlier this year, I bought a new alarm clock. My old one is REALLY old – I think I bought it in 2000. It’s an atomic alarm clock, so it automatically changes for daylight savings time. The problem is, a few years ago the dates for daylight savings time changed…but no one told my old atomic alarm clock. So I finally bought a new clock…and then never changed them out!  So, when the time change actually happened, I overslept because my clock didn’t change. Then a few weekends ago, it DID change – meaning I got up an hour early. Why didn’t I just plug in the new alarm clock that I just bought?? It’s still a mystery. But luckily my face didn’t show the effects of my screwed up sleeping cycles thanks in part to some awesome coffee, and, thanks in part to my IT Cosmetics Confidence in an Eye Cream.

IT Cosmetics Coffee-dence in a Cup

Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

I think that IT Cosmetics is psychic, because they sent me a super cool personalized coffee tin with some premium coffee and this coffee mug – how did they know I was going to screw up daylight savings time not just once this year, but twice?? They also sent the IT Confidence in an Eye Cream, which is finally available at IT Cosmetics online and ULTA as of the first of this month.IT Cosmetics You Are Brew-Tiful

There are lots of reasons to try this beautiful eye cream:

  • Formulated with proprietary Anti-Aging Armour Rejuvenating Concentrate™, plus Ceramides to restore, Chrysin to help reduce the appearance of inflammation, Peptides and Collagen to smooth the look of lines and wrinkles, Avocado to nourish, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane for powerful hydration, Licorice for visible brightening and Caffeine to reduce the look of puffiness.
  • Transforms your eyes with clinically shown hydration—perfect for all skin types!
  • Rejuvenates and restores delicate eye area, while the exclusive apricot tint and Drops of Light Technology™ color-correct and brighten
  • Collagen and hyaluronic acid plump skin and fill lines instantlyIT Cosmetics Its Your Coffee-dence in a Cup
    Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

    Inside IT Confidence in an Eye Cream

    Caffeine is a great ingredient for an eye cream because it reduces puffiness and makes eyes look younger and more awake. Paired with an excellent cup of coffee in my Coffee-dence in a Cup mug, the IT Confidence in an Eye Cream gives me immediate results, and over time the anti-aging ingredients make a real difference.

    You can find IT Confidence in an Eye Cream and the rest of the fabulous IT Cosmetics line at Ulta and at IT Cosmetics online.  – Lisa

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Is Système 41 the skincare collection you need? Review and Giveaway

Système 41 Skincare Essentials

Système 41 Skincare Essentials

Quite a while ago I was offered a Système 41 Skincare Essentials kit to try out. I asked the PR person about the fragrance of the skincare since it’s a plant based line and my nose has won the distinction of being The Most Sensitive Nose in Bloggerdom. Therefore that’s one of the factors that I base my reviews on. According to the PR person I talked with the line has a “natural fragrance with a mild scent”. I agreed to try it but honestly forgot about the line while recouping from my broken foot. Once I was able to move about and photograph items I decided to give the line a try.

Système 41 Skincare Essentials kit ($119.95) contains 5 full size products that combine 100% natural ingredients along with the latest skincare science. In the Essentials Kit I found Gentle Purifying Cleanser, Gentle Exfoliating Scrub, Nourishing Day Creme, Revitalizing Eye Treatment, and Restorative  Night Treatment.

Système 41 was custom-designed by a dedicated team of scientists with a combined 80 years experience developing cosmetic lines for doctors, salons, and leading skin care companies. This team, lead by Dr. Janet Zand and Dr. David Wood, made it their mission to develop an all-natural skin care line that has the ability to revive aging skin so it looks and feels years younger. The result is Système 41, which contains advanced skin-science nutrients formulated and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in the USA.

Système 41 Essential Skincare Kit

Système 41 Essential Skincare Kit

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser is one of my favorites from the company. It’s formulated with a blend of amino acids and has a pleasant light lemon fragrance. It’s a nicely moisturizing cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin. With Almond Oleosomes and Ceramides Complex it cleans and moisturizes without drying.

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub is the product that surprised me the most. At first I noticed a mild mint smell but as I massaged it onto my skin the fragrance became stronger but not unpleasant. It contains a naturally occurring mineral from the Dead Sea which is free of aluminum oxide. The scrub isn’t really gentle in my opinion but it’s as close as I have in my collection that gives the benefit of a microdermabrasion treatment. It can be applied twice a week but once a week is enough for me. I’ve actually moved this into my shower for two reasons. It’s a little hard to remove at the sink but the shower makes it easier. Also I like using this on my legs. It’s really cut down on the flakiness. This makes it double duty which I appreciate.

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme is the next step. It’s loaded with wonderful ingredients that help your skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, shield from environmental stress, and reduce the appearance of blotchiness, dark spots, and signs of aging due to the sun. It is deeply moisturizing but it needs time to absorb into your skin before applying any makeup. While I’ve used this a dozen times, I’ve since stopped. The fragrance isn’t very strong and most people won’t notice it, but I do and it takes a long time to dissipate. I can’t tell you the final results of using this but I wouldn’t discourage anyone from it.

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment is next and is great to use day and/or night. The eye treatment is very soothing for my eyes and makes my fine lines less noticeable. According to Systeme 41 This gravity-defying cream contains over 30 ingredients, including an Essential Fatty Acid Complex, Sandalwood and Barley Extracts to help rehydrate, reduce puffiness, and help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.Luckily this has no fragrance so it’s going to stay in my rotation.

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment

The last product in this Skincare Essential Kit is the Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment. This is a very rich moisturizer that is highly concentrated. It purports to improve suppleness, firmness, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing the appearance of blotches and breakouts. You’ll notice that I said ‘purports’ since try as I might I only made it through 4 nights using this strongly fragranced moisturizer. It has some amazing ingredients and most people won’t be bothered by it but it kept me up at night. I couldn’t get used to the scent which was both herbal and flowery. I know the technology behind this is excellent but this is not for the scent sensitive.

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 has some great specials on their products, you can buy each one separately or you can buy a system. The more you buy, the better your price. They even have a 90 day refund policy, that’s how sure they are that you will like the products. If you are interested in a line that is paraben free, gluten free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and uses all natural ingredients then look into Système 41. —  Marcia

Système 41 Skincare Essentials swatches

Système 41 Skincare Essentials swatches

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Systeme 41 has kindly offered to send one complete Skincare Essentials Kit to a Beauty Info Zone US subscriber. The giveaway is open through 4/18 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. There are two MUST requirements: be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment on the blog post. All the information you need is in the Rafflecopter. If “Speak Your Mind” closes you can email your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com but be sure you click I commented in the Rafflecopter. There are extra ways to enter, including tweeting each day. The prize will be sent to the winner by Systeme 41 and not by us.

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The Jojoba Company Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

Two things drew me to The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm when it was offered for review. I was immediately drawn to it because of The Jojoba Company which is a skincare brand I admire and have reviewed several items from. I have a collection of products which often get used no matter what else I’m testing. Next take the fact that it’s a FIRMING EYE BALM and I’m all over it.

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

I am a dedicated eye cream user, day and night. I think being so enamored with eye creams and balms has helped my eyes belie my age. The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm is one that definitely helps this way because it’s known for rehydrating dry skin. Once upon a time my skin was oily as could be but age has changed that.

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm

I have pros and cons about this eye cream but the pros way outweigh the cons.

  • The Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm contains many efficient ingredients to soothe the delicate skin around my eyes: cucumber, guava, aloe vera, jojoba, and pomegranate.
  • It feels wonderful on my eyes and a little goes a long way. I’ve used it both on my lids and undereyes with emphasis on those pesky crows feet. I notice less puffiness especially in the morning when I awake. My eye area feels very soft. And I’m using way less concealer.
  • I love the packaging. It’s so sanitary and I get the right amount for both eyes with one gentle pump.

The Jojoba Company grows their own jojoba so we know there’s a purity in the products that can be relied upon. According to The Jojoba Company “That means that skin lets jojoba deliver its goodness all the way down to the cellular and matrix levels. It is naturally antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and hypoallergenic.  Jojoba also contains the healing vitamins A, D and E and Omega 6 and 9 essential fatty acids. Jojoba does not oxidize and is very stable.”jojoba co eye balm ingredients

My con? You know I’m not a fan of fragrance and it takes me about 15 minutes before I don’t notice it. But you know what? I can tolerate it for that short amount of time since I love the effects of this eye balm. I doubt most of you would notice it but I’m extra sensitive. The fragrance does make me aware that it’s working its magic on me.

Key Ingredients:

  • Pure Australian Jojoba – antioxidant, rich in Vitamins A, D & E, hydrating
  • Cucumber – soothing
  • Green Tea – antioxidant, visibly reduces puffiness
  • Guava – age defying
  • Vitamins E & B – antioxidants
  • Horsetail Extract – stimulates collagen production
  • Pomegranate – promotes skin elasticity

It’s time you got on the wagon and tried out The Jojoba Company’s products. I’m testing a new serum from them that has convinced me even more that it’s a brand you want to have in your life.  —  Marcia

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The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel and Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-Gel

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel and Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-GelThe Body Shop is always a favorite line of mine not only because I love their products but also because I love their mission. They aren’t just here to make your skin better — they are here to make the world better too. The Body Shop was the first to engage in fair trade in beauty and they have had my heart since the 1980’s.                                                                                                           #TheBodyShopProvidedProduct

The Body Shop has two new skin care launches that are notable in their ingenuity. Of course, they are enhanced with products from The Body Shop’s Community Trade Program and the products are never tested on animals. They sent me these two new products, and for me one was a total miss and the other was a hit.The Body Shop Drops of Youth Liquid Peel

The NEW Drops of Youth™ Youth Liquid Peel ($25) is a gel exfoliator that peels off dead skin and excess oils. You smooth this on clean, dry skin, then massage it in for a few minutes. The gel lifts off all the crap that is clogging your skin, then you rinse it off for a smoother, less congested visage.  People definitely seem to like it –

Instantly feels like dead skin cells are lifted (88% agree*)
Peels off impurities and pollutants (88% agree*)
Skin feels cleansed from day’s pollution (86% agree*)
*when tested on 109 women

However, this didn’t work for me. It was fine up until the rinsing off stage. I could not get all the clumps of gel and dead skin to rinse off no matter what I did! I ended up using my Luna, rewashing my face, using makeup remover…I still have some remainders along my chin line. It’s just bizarre.  Maybe it’s my wonky skin and you will have a totally different experience, but this was a real bummer for me.

The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-GelI had a different experience with the Oils of Life™ NEW Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-Gel ($32). This is a gel eye treatment that has a light and airy texture. It’s really cool – you can see the tiny shimmers in it that also help brighten the eye area.   The Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-GelThe Body Shop Oils of Life Intensely Revitalizing Eye Cream-Gel

Again, people seem to really like this product –

  • Eye life for your eyes
  • Eye contour looks smoother – 100%*
  • Radiance appears revived – 96% agree*
  • Dark circles appear faded – 90% agree*
  • Wrinkles appear smoother – 87% agree**
    *Results of Eye-Cream Gel self-assessments on the eye contour – 50 women
    ** Results of Eye-Cream Gel self-assessments on the eye contour – 100 women

And with this one, I agree! This eye gel/cream feels cool when applied and it calms down puffiness. It’s very hydrating so fine lines and wrinkles are plumped up and the tiny shimmers really lighten the eye area and counter any dark circles. Hooray, it’s a winner!!

You can find The Body Shop products at malls throughout the world as well as online.  – Lisa

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MALIN+GOETZ revitalizing eye cream

MALIN+GOETZ revitalizing eye creamWhat could be better than hula girls and monkeys?  Hula girls, monkeys, and eye cream! Especially eye cream that works for those with sensitive skin. MALIN+GOETZ is a family owned lined that was designed specifically for those with very sensitive skin.  Matthew Malin, one of the owners, suffers from a whole slew of skin ailments – rosacea, eczema, seborrhea, fragrance allergies and dry skin. Along with Andrew Goetz, he created a skin care line that is great for every type of skin. Every product is free of detergents, colorants, and synthetic fragrances. MALIN+GOETZ is made in the US and never tests on animals.         sample

MALIN+GOETZ revitalizing eye creamThe MALIN+GOETZ revitalizing eye cream ($92) is my first foray into the line. I love the simple, mod packaging – what you see is what you get with this straightforward line.  The ingredients inside totally live up to the outside:

Firming Peptides help reduce the look of lines and wrinkles and firm eye area skin.
Marine Algae extract stimulates skin renewal, helping energize the look of eyes.
Grapeseed Oil—rich in antioxidants—and barrier-strengthening Sunflower Oil protect skin from free radicals and maintain skin’s inner moisture.
Fatty Acid Technology delivers lightweight yet intense hydration.
Sodium Hyaluronate and Panthenol boost moisturization to increase softness and suppleness.

MALIN+GOETZ revitalizing eye creamMALIN+GOETZ revitalizing eye cream

Mega hydration is essential for plumping up those fine under eye lines, but anything too moisturizing and I develop the dreaded milia…those bumps that never come to a head but look nasty. It’s not easy to find that perfect balance, but I found it in the MALIN+GOETZ revitalizing eye cream. The cream is light and absorbs quickly, plumping up fine lines and soothing puffiness. I’ve used this for almost a month and I am totally impressed.

If you are looking for a great eye cream – especially if you have sensitive skin – I wholeheartedly recommend the moisturizing and soothing revitalizing eye cream.  – Lisa

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Ingredients:  Water/Aqua/Eau, Pentylene Glycol, Squalane, Ppg-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Glycerin, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides (C10-18 Triglycerides), Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Xylitylglucoside, Betaine, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Trehalose, Phenoxyethanol, Anhydroxylitol, Carbomer, Tocopherol, Sorbitol, Xylitol, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Glucose, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Steareth-20, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Sodium Citrate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Chrysin, Citric Acid, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Biotin

Ooooh so good!! Vie Collection Chrono Eyes and Mesopeptide Decollete Replenishing Cream

Vie CollectionI am a huge fan of Phytomer and use their skin care products all the time. I didn’t even realize that Phytomer had a special line called the Vie Collection…but what a wonderful opportunity to try some new skin care from a line I already know is excellent! I typically wait to use a product until after I have my photos, but something about these two items made me want to dig in immediately. Let me tell you, I wasn’t disappointed. You are going to love the Chrono Eyes and the Mesopeptide Decollete Replenishing Cream.                                                                  samples
Vie Collection Chrono EyesVie Collection Chrono Eyes swatchCHRONO EYES ($101) is a wonderful eye cream with an elegant formula that drew me in right away. It gives immediate gratification thanks to a pearlescent finish that instantly brightens the eye area. This isn’t just a one night stand eye cream though. Key ingredients include Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Botox-like Peptide, Phytosterols + Fatty Acids, Vitamin C + Vitamin B3. This fabulous cocktail smooths wrinkles, calms puffiness, lightens dark circles, and makes skin look younger. It’s fragrance free and the best news of all – the packaging is an airless pump which means the ingredients won’t lose their efficacy. It’s truly a fabulous eye cream that is well worth the price tag.Vie Collection DecolleteVie Collection Decollete swatch
As much as I love this eye cream, I think I love the Vie Collection Mesopeptide Decollete Replenishing Cream ($120) even more! The first time I smoothed this on my neck I swear the world went into slow motion and I could hear the angels sing. I know, I know, at that price it should turn water into wine, but boy…if you can afford it, this is an amazing luxurious experience.
I cannot believe how soft and smooth my neck and decollete feel after applying this – and not just right after, but all day long. The lotion is creamy yet sort of gel-like at the same time. Like the Chrono Eyes, it has a pearlescent finish which reflect light and makes skin immediately look younger. The ingredients include Peptides, Encapsulated High Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, Low Molecular Weight Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin C. Vie Collection Mesopeptide Decollete Replenishing Cream will make your neck and chest look and feel beautiful and younger.
I can’t recommend the Vie Collection Chrono Eyes and Mesopeptide Decollete Replenishing Cream highly enough!! I am so excited about both products and I know you will be too.  – Lisa
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