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

sent for consideration

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


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

*sent for editorial consideration

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
*sent for editorial consideration

The first ever IT Cosmetics Skincare TSV – New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin Collection

IT Cosmetics January TSV New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin

IT Cosmetics January TSV New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin

Saturday January 14th brings us the first IT Cosmetics Skincare Collection, New Year, New Confidence In Your Skin, and it’s wonderful. Beauty Info Zone was sent this to test and to help you learn all about it. You aren’t going to want to miss this so be sure you tune in to QVC or go on to order. A 4 piece skin care collection with two brand new products!

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream

I love the name of this product. Confidence in a Cream™?  Sign me up! This is the very first time IT Cosmetics has offered Confidence in a Cream in a TSV collection. This day and night moisturizer seems to do everything. It moisturizes thirsty skin, giving it a nice glow; it tackles skin texture and leaves it feeling smooth; it evens out skin tone; it reduces the look of pores. Sounds like great skin to me.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a CreamIT Cosmetics Confidence in a CreamWhat’s inside to help create all of these skin miracles is a little something IT Cosmetics calls their Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate.Anti-Aging Armour Regenerative Concentrate, which includes collagen, hyaluronic acid, peptides, ceramides, antioxidants and colloidal oatmeal. I love the texture of this incredible mix of ingredients. It’s thick and fluffy and it feels decadent when applied. It does have a scent that I can’t quite put my finger on…I don’t particularly like it, but it’s light and it dissipates quickly. Does it work? You betcha. IT Cosmetics did a clinical study and check out these results:

  • 100% said skin was soft, smooth & infused with moisture*
  • 97% said skin looked and felt rejuvenated*
  • 94% said skin felt younger and healthier*
  • 81% said pores appeared minimized, and fine lines & wrinkles appeared less noticeable*

*Results observed in a consumer panel survey.

Confidence in a Cream is a terrific moisturizer with an elegant formula that your face and décolleté will love, especially if you tend towards dry skin.IMG_4332Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+

If you are a fan of Confidence in a Cream, you are really going to love the new Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+.  This is a solid serum foundation that provides all the benefits of the Confidence in a Cream Moisturizer with a full coverage foundation. Plus, it has full sun protections with SPF 50+ UVA/UVB physical sunscreen.
Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Medium

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Fair

Confidence in a Compact™ with SPF 50+ in Fair

This serum/foundation comes in seven different shades:
  • Fair: porcelain skin; fairest of the fair
  • Light: if you have a bit more warmth to your skin
  • Medium: light to medium skintones
  • Medium Tan: if you have a warm or golden-medium skintone
  • Tan: tan skintones
  • Rich: tan to rich skin with golden tones
  • Deep: rich to deep skin with a warmer tones

Anything that multitasks is a winner and I think a foundation that is also a skin treating serum is a genius idea. Way to go IT Cosmetics!


IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush

IT Cosmetics Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush

Now that Lisa has told you about the amazing Confidence in a Compact with SPF 50 you are going to be thrilled with the new brush that will help your skin look even more amazing. The Heavenly Skin Skin-Smoothing Complexion Brush is a breakthrough product. If you’ve had the opportunity to use other Heavenly Skin brushes through other TSV’s you already know how soft and wonderful these brushes are. The brush is custom-cut and applies the serum foundation effortlessly. The way it’s cut helps it hug the contours of your face so that you end up looking like you’ve airbrushed your foundation. While the compact comes with a sponge, you will be in heaven using the brush. This is a new brush that you can’t buy any other way!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream is so easy for me to write about because I’ve been using it for months. It’s become a staple in my life. I’m someone who uses an eye cream twice a day and love trying new ones. But I also have my favorites that stay with me even after testing is done and IT Cosmetics made the grade with Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream. It’s a very light blue unscented product. It is in a jar which many people will be negative about but not me. I use a small clean spatula to remove the cream so that I’m not interfering with the integrity of the eye cream.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream

Bye Bye Under Eye eye cream is infused with caffeine, vitamin C, collagen and peptides. I couldn’t ask for more. My dark circles couldn’t ask for more nor could my fine lines. This is an eye cream that you want in your life and on your face. This jar will last you a very long time.

Now that you’ve seen this be sure to order A287731 for single delivery of these 4 magical products. It’s a $182 value that QVC will later sell $97 but now you can buy it for $79.96 and free shipping. Don’t be late to this party since it ends when January 14th ends.

*sent for review, used with excitement

Start the year with RoC®Retinol Correxion and a 2017 giveaway


We want to make sure 2017 starts on the right foot and we know that RoC® Retinol Correxion
products will do just that for you. Beauty Info Zone is proud to be part of the RoC® blogger team and use these products as part of our skincare life. RoC® sent us some items for 2017 and is sending these same products to two of our US subscribers. Read on to see what you can win.     #gotitfree

RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerLisa reminds us:  If you love retinol and you have dry skin you will love the RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer ($23). It has Broad Spectrum SPF 30 to protect skin from the harmful rays of the sun, and the packaging is perfect for keeping the ingredients effective.   RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerRetinol is an incredible ingredient for fighting fine lines and wrinkles. RoC says, “Retinol is the #1 dermatologist recommended cosmetic age-fighting ingredient. A derivative of Vitamin A, retinol works to unclog pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines, and speed cell turnover to even out discolorations and smooth the skin.”RoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily MoisturizerRoC® Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer

RoC® scientists were the pioneers who developed the correct packaging that is needed to keep retinol stable and effective. Two of my most favorite retinol products are both their day cream and their night cream (Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Night Cream). The Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Daily Moisturizer is perfect for those with normal to dry skin. The cream is smooth and sinks in quickly, leaving a satin finish. This elegant lotion has a terrific texture that rivals day moisturizers that are ten times the cost.

RoC Retinol Correxion Eye Cream

RoC Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

Marcia reminds us:  Everyone needs an eye cream. In my opinion it is never to early to start using one therefore RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream is easy to recommend to any of our readers.  This non-greasy eye cream works for me day or night. It doesn’t interfere with my makeup especially mascara. It dries down quickly and easily.

RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

RoC® Retinol Correxion Sensitive Eye Cream

With regular use you’ll find that within a few weeks that puffiness and those dark circles that we all complain about will be significantly reduced. The longer you use it the more results you’ll see especially with fine lines and crows feet. It’s an affordable addition to your skincare regime and one that will help you start 2017 off properly.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATIONRoC® will be sending two of our US subscribers all three of the products seen today. Therefore you’ll have great skincare to make sure that 2017 doesn’t take a toll on your face. As usual the 2 requirements for a giveaway are to be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and make a comment. All other entries are extras to give you more of a chance to win. The giveaway is open through 11:59 p.m. EST on 1/23/17. If comments (Speak Your Mind) close early please email us at [email protected] and label it RoC Skincare, click “I commented” and you can move on.

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*press samples, prizes will be sent by RoC, Beauty Info Zone is not responsible for any mailing

Go a little crazy with Mad Hippie in your life

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser and Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser and Mad Hippie Eye Cream

It’s nice to be back to our regularly scheduled programming now that the holiday frenzy has passed. For the last few months it seemed like the products I’ve been using haven’t gotten any love on the blog but I’m ready to remedy that with these MAD HIPPIE products that I was sent and have been using. Great skin has been foremost on my mind in order to look and feel good for all the fun times of November/December.                                                                        samples


There is something so inviting about Mad Hippie products. I don’t know if it’s their colorful and enticing packaging or their wonderful stances about only using the safest and most effective ingredients there are. Maybe it’s that they want to leave the world a more beautiful place than when they started. Every time you buy from their website they donate $1 from each product to The Wildlife Conservation Network. Doing good for you and for the world we live in.

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

Of the two products that I was sent to review my favorite is the Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser. This feels so different on my skin than any other cleanser I’ve tried. It feels like I’ve wrapped my face in warmth. It just envelops my skin with a rich creamy feeling. It’s a very hydrated feeling. Mad Hippie says it’s “a gentle, balancing cream that removes free radicals & impurities while moisturizing & healing”. I say that this feels luxurious and expensive belying it’s $15.99 cost.

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser Ingredients

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser Ingredients

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

Mad Hippie Cream Cleanser

There are so many cleansers that are drying but this Cream Cleanser is soft and enveloping. It’s great for all skin types even though it’s stated on the box that it’s for normal to dry skin. The 5 actives that help rejuvenate your skin are Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, Macadamia Oil, & Orchid Extract. This does have a mild fragrance to it but nothing I found to interfere with my nose’s sensitivity.

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

I’m always mad for eye cream and the MAD HIPPIE EYE CREAM ($24.99) is no different. I’m enjoying this immensely. The ingredients on this sold me even though it does have a noticeable fragrance. But I can’t argue with results and I can’t argue with these ingredients:

Matrixyl Synthe ‘6Advanced peptide works to naturally smooth the skin & reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Regu-age – Peptide complex that reduces the appearance of dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.

Syn-Eye Peptide designed to quickly reduce the appearance of both discoloration & wrinkles around the eyes.

Chamomile Extract – Provides thin protective shield, while naturally soothing and calming the skin.

Pomegranate – Potent antioxidant that is a high source of ellagic acid, believed to mediate the effects of ultraviolet rays & even skin tone.

Vitamin C –  Antioxidant powerhouse that aids in the synthesis of collagen, while it works to inhibit photoaging.  Helps reduce the appearance of discoloration while brightening the appearance of the skin.

Wheat Protein – Works to tighten the skin and aid in hydration.

Vitamin B3 – Energizes the skin, helps even skin tone & reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles.

Argan Oil – Natural healing agent from Northern Africa.  High source of vitamin E, essential fatty acids & phytosterols.  Works to moisturize & soothe the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

White Tea – Strong antioxidant with natural anti-carcinogenic qualities that works to neutralize free radicals and help prevent UV damage.

Ceramide – Supports the renewal of the skin’s natural protective layer by forming a thin lipid barrier that holds in moisture, while protecting & healing the skin.

Vitamin E – Contains powerful anti aging & anti carcinogenic properties.  Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles while works to neutralize aging free radicals.

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

The packaging is exactly how you want your products to be packaged. Each time I pump it I get enough product for both eyes and it’s always fresh and uncontaminated.

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

Mad Hippie Eye Cream

This has been most helpful for dark circles and hydration under my eyes. With a birthday popping up very soon I don’t want my eyes to be the give away of my age. Live dangerously and add a little Mad Hippie to your life.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration

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