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Burt’s Bees masks

Burt’s Bees™ has entered the mask world as they expand their incredible line. These reasonably priced masks ($3 each) are one time use and either 99% or 100% natural. What makes these easy is that you can pick them up when you are shopping at drugstores, Target or Walmart and bring home a skin treasure.

There are 3 sheet masks to consider depending on what your needs are at the moment.

Burt’s Bees Sheet Masks: Detoxifying, Hydrating, and Purifying

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These masks aren’t the same as other masks I’ve tried. Since they are natural they use a material that is a little rougher, more of a paper feeling than a silicone feeling. Each one is truly loaded with serums and they do the job quickly.

Burt’s Bees Sheet Masks: Detoxifying, Hydrating, and Purifying

 

Burt’s Bees™ Detoxifying Mask is a Charcoal sheet mask with Honey. It was created to remove impurities, dirt and grime from the surface of your skin. Some charcoal masks are harsher than other types but this is very gentle. Burts Bees™ recommends that you use it for 2 minutes but I don’t think it hurts to leave it on for up to 5 minutes.

Burt’s Bees™ Detoxifying Charcoal Sheet Mask

Burt’s Bees™ Detoxifying Charcoal Sheet Mask

The honey adds a sweet touch to it that adds a natural moisturizer. When you remove the mask be sure to massage the juices onto your skin for a long lasting and soothing feel. This mask is available at Walmart.

Burt’s Bees™ HYDRATING Sheet Mask with Clary Sage can be found at both Target and CVS.As the name states, the white cottony paper masks is meant to help your skin become more hydrated. The ingredient Clary Sage is infused to instantly moisturize as well as help balance the PH of your skin. It contains extracts from plants and flowers to add radiance and revitalization to your skin. A Hydrating Mask makes a big difference in the appearance of my skin giving it just the right jolt of extra moisture.

Burt’s Bees™ HYDRATING Sheet Mask with Clary Sage

After just 5 minutes you’ve helped give yourself a mini spa facial with a brand that’s formulated without parabens, phthlates, SLS or petrolatum, and is dermatologist test. It’s a shot in the arm – I mean face.

Burt’s Bees® Purifying Sheet Mask with Kiwi Extracts is a cleansing and moisturizing mask that takes just 2 minutes of your time. It has a special blend of kiwi extracts and other natural plant/floral essences to promote healthy looking skin. Two minutes is basically nothing even on a rushed morning but I prefer using these masks at night so that I wake up to a fresher complexion. This is the only one of the three sheet masks that says to rinse after.

Burt’s Bees® Purifying Sheet Mask with Kiwi Extracts

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The material of the Purifying mask is unusual since it is thicker and dries down pretty quickly. It’s almost a honeycomb texture and helps retain the moisture when you have it on. I just had the one mask to use and I left it on for about 4 minutes. My face was glowy the following morning.

Burt’s Bees® Moisturizing Lip Mask

Now for my favorite of these masks – Burt’s Bees® Moisturizing Lip Mask. I seem to concentrate on my eyes and face but don’t really take enough care of my mouth. I use lip balm and lip creams but this Burt’s Bees® Moisturizing Lip Mask adds a new dimension to my lip care. This adds a long term hydration that is sorely needed.

Ingredients: prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, limnanthesalba (meadowfoam) seed oil, orbignya oleifera seed oil, flavor, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, rebaudioside A, tocopherol, linalool

Burt’s Bees™ Moisturizing Lip Mask contains a blend of natural ingredients including Meadowfoam Seed and Almond Oils. The all-natural, hydrating formula leaves behind soft, smooth and nourished lips. I found the scent to be strong yet pleasant. I’m a big fan of almond so that helps. It lasted for about 20 minutes and then was gone. This doesn’t need to be rinsed off but I made sure I used it at least a half hour before I put any balms or color on. As you can see it’s big enough for anyone to use. I wish there had been two in the package for that price but the next time I’m at Target I’ll be picking up a few.

Burt’s Bees® Moisturizing Lip Mask

Last but not least is the Burt’s Bees® Rejuvenating Eye Masks. I’m a huge fan of eye masks as you may know and this one is a quick and easy one. It contains Rosehip Seed Extract & Jojoba Oil to reinvigorate tired skin. As someone who often suffers from insomnia a 5 minute mask is just perfect. The goal of these masks is to help with the appearance of dark circles. While I know it’s a temporary fix, I’ll take it. It does have an oily feel at first but that seemed to dissipate in the 5 minutes I had these on.

Burt’s Bees® Rejuvenating Eye Mask

I have one minor complaint about these Burt’s Bees® Masks and that is that nowhere seems to sell all 5 of them. The Eye Masks and Lip Masks can be found at Target and I also found the Hydrating Mask there. The Detoxifying Charcoal Mask is found at Walmart and I found the Purifying Mask at CVS. Obviously I haven’t been everywhere but it would be delightful to walk into one drugstore and find them all at one time.

No matter though since whichever you find will make your day a little earth friendly and you’ll be looking great. —  Marcia

Why I’m loving VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask and a giveaway too

VII code O2M Oxygen Eye Mask

Your eyes are the window to your soul. While the saying may be old it’s true. If you aren’t feeling well it shows through your eyes. If you’ve had insomnia the next day (or days in some cases) your eyes will be the deliverer of that bad news. And what about allergies? Your eyes are going to show the world how you are suffering. That’s why you need something heavy duty – that’s why you need VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask.

Sponsored post thanks to VIIcode. All opinions are 100% mine, sample to facilitate review

VIIcode is different than all the other eye masks and eye products I’ve shown you in the past. That’s the result of it being an 8 hour overnight treatment. Other masks bring me a quick fix, VIIcode really helps for a deeper treatment; one that lasts for days.

A box of VIIcode with 6 packets will cost you $55 and your first time buying from their website will give you 4% off to it won’t take a sting out of your pocket or there’s a coupon code beautyinfozone for $5 off site-wide (ends 5/31/2018).

VIIcode Oxygen Masks individual packets

VIICode O2M Mask Set

I used the masks for a total of 3 weeks, two sets a week. Since I can suffer with insomnia I chose nights I was nice and tired at first since I was concerned that I’d notice them. But that wasn’t a problem for me at all. As a matter of fact my typical bedtime routine of doing a crossword puzzle on my iPad and reading some of USA Today after fit in well with these eye pads.

VIIcode Oxygen Mask directions

If I’d been lucky enough to get 8 hours sleep then I removed them when I was ready to wake, if not I’d just leave them on longer until I got my 8 hours in.

When applying these the first time you’ll need to play around a bit. If I put them too close to my lower lash line they’d pinch a little and wouldn’t be comfortable. Take a look at the second drawing in the instructions above to see how far down you should apply these.

VIIcode mask applied

You’ll find that the part that sticks to your face has a gel like consistency which gives you time to move them to the most comfortable position. The gel is what contains all the delightful ingredients.

  1. Sodium Hyaluronate: Boosts skin’s moisture content, reduce inflammation, and help prevent moisture loss.
  2. Sodium PCA: Helps to retain moisture, prevents our skin cells from losing water and drying out, reduces inflammation, and prevents skin from aging.
  3. Vitamin E: An antioxidant that neutralizes the oxidant effect of free radicals, which damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.
  4. Allantoin: Helps to soften and protect, while actively soothing skin. It also stimulates cell regeneration, promoting healthy skin.
  5. Aloe barbadensis, Algin: Helps to hydrate your skin.

So what do I see after using these eye masks? Moisturized skin for one. Lines that look diminished. Several days of looking more wide awake and refreshed. I’ll take it! Wouldn’t you?

If you aren’t willing to wear them at night you can switch and wear them during the day. Try to get as many hours as possible in so that you get the best benefit possible from VIIcode O2M Eye Mask. These are also great picker-uppers after a night being out too late or over-indulging. They are great for the times you have an important event and want your eyes to show your soul in the best possible manner.  Bottom line is they are a great eye mask. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: I’m very happy that VIIcode has offered a giveaway for one box of their wonderful Oxygen Eye Mask. This will be sent to the US winner by the company. As usual you must be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment. All other entries in the Rafflecopter are extras to give you more chances to win. The giveaway will end on 5/8/18 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. US only.

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Perk up your vanity with The Vintage Cosmetic Company adorableness

The Vintage Cosmetic Company

You don’t want to go any farther than Ulta or Ulta.com for your next purchase since that’s where these terrific pink items can be purchased. The Vintage Cosmetic Company is a company from the UK that has the most delightful items. The three I’m sharing today are the newest ones and join the others that we’ve previously shared with you. What makes them so special right now is that they are perfect Easter basket gifts for the girls in your life.

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You can’t help but think of Easter with the Bunny Twist Makeup Headband. It’s a touch of whimsy that will make washing up much more enjoyable.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Bunny Twist Makeup Headband

I tend to get toothpaste in my hair when I brush my teeth and I love putting on my Bunny Twist and seeing myself in the mirror with it on knowing I’m not destroying my hair. It’s a fun way to start the day. I use it when washing up at night too so I can sweep back all my hair to cleanse my face.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Bunny Twist Makeup Headband

This is so so soft and feels wonderful on. The “ears” twist over each other to make the fit comfortable for any size head. My little 4 year old has been asking me to put this on her when she comes over and suddenly I have a hopping toddler in my house. Luckily she knows it’s my ‘toy’ and not hers. At $4.99 this pink headband will be a delight for whoever receives it.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Bunny Twist Makeup Headband

While this is on you are prepared for the EXFOLIATING FACE SPONGE ($6.95). I haven’t found a cleanser yet that doesn’t love this little silicone brush.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

This is palm sized and a gentle exfoliator. Apply the cleanser directly to your face or to the brush and use it for cleansing. Inside there’s a polyurethane sponge that works with lathering cleansers. It’s soft and malleable and works great with both regular cleansers and ones that have some exfoliating power in them too. Once done rinse it out well and let it dry on the counter.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

It’s small enough for travel and dries quickly. It’s a great tool to keep in your gym bag/locker.

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Exfoliating Face Sponge

The last of this trio is Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask ($6.95). As I’m typing this my blog partner is in the midst of a terrible migraine and I keep thinking that if I lived closer to her I’d bring this over to give her relief.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

This gem can be used hot or cold for relaxation, eye strain, puffy eyes, a sleeping mask or for headaches. To use cool store it in the refrigerator for at least one hour or the freezer for 30 minutes. As long as the beads aren’t frozen go lie down and put this one for relief. It really does do wonders for puffy eyes.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

To use it warm put it in the microwave for 10 second intervals until it’s a comfortable temperature for you. I find this is the way to use it if I get a bad headache or in Lisa’s case, a migraine.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

The back of this is 100% polyester and feels velvety so it’s comforting on. The velcro closure helps it stay on and fit for your headsize. You don’t need to use any product with this. The purpose is more for soothing and relief than it is for dark circles. The gel beads enclosed are 65% water, 30% glycerin, and 5% sodium polyacrylate.

Vintage Cosmetic Company’s Gel Bead Eye Mask

Three reasonably priced items that will make your day. Consider these too for Easter and for Mother’s Day. There’s not much better than having relaxation at your fingertips. —  Marcia

 

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A relaxing spa day with FarmHouse Fresh Will Dew mask and MegRhythm Eye Mask

I had to work really hard to write today’s post for you. Imagine how difficult it is to wear a soothing steam eye mask and relish in quiet for 10+ minutes and then apply a probiotic milk balancing mask with a gentle fragrance and calming feel. I know you feel for me. Of course you do. Luckily for you though these two products are easily available for you to indulge in yourself.

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MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask and FarmHouse Fresh Organics WILL Dew Mask

Each month I try to write about the Mask/s of the Month and I’ve been saving the MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask and FarmHouse Fresh Organics WILL Dew Probiotic Milk Balancing Mask to share with you. Perfect timing since Makeup Wars has chosen to highlight favorite at home spa treatments. These two masks have made my October days, many of them stressful, much more relaxing and deserve this honor.

MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask

I’m a mask lover and include them as often as I can without overdoing them. The MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask has proven to be one of the most relaxing eye masks I’ve used. It’s totally different too than the many others I have. There is no mess with this easy mask so it’s easy to use at any time of day or night though I’ve only used it when I don’t have eye makeup on.

MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask

The box contains 7 masks that don’t activate until you tear it open to use. Don’t open it until you are ready to use it since as soon as you remove it from the packet it will begin warming up.

MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask

My advice is to apply it near your bed or couch because once it’s on your eyes are covered and you can lay back and enjoy 10 minutes or more of calming relaxation. They are easy to open and it doesn’t slip down since it has ear straps. As you lay back you’ll feel the temperature rising but never to an uncomfortable temperature.

MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask

When I’m using one I notice the heat and a slight damp effect. When I take it off I realize that it’s been steaming my eye area and it’s damp but not slimy. It’s just the steam.

MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask

After I’m done masking my eyes look and feel relaxed. There’s no magic but there is a feeling that my eyes are less hollowed out and smoother. It’s the perfect way to relax and do yourself some good. It’s available in 3 varieties on Amazon: Unscented (my choice), Lavender, and Citrus for only $10.99 for the pack of 7 (bringing the cost down to $1.57 each). MegRhythm Gentle Steam Eye Mask is a treat you’ll all love.

FarmHouse Fresh WILL Dew Probiotic Milk Balancing Mask

There’s no masking the fact that I love FarmHouse Fresh products and my newest acquisition is the FarmHouse Fresh Organics WILL Dew Probiotic Milk Balancing Mask. Talk about a soothing mask and this FHF product will be the first on your mind.

FarmHouse Fresh WILL Dew Probiotic Milk Balancing Mask

This wonderful organic mask is free of synthetic herbicides, pesticides, and GMOs. It’s also paraben- and sulfate-free like all FarmHouse Fresh products. What makes this unusual is that this nourishing mask uses probiotic coconut milk. It combines prebiotics along with the probiotics and certified organic rice extract. Plus there’s sweet almond oil which is “full of essential fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid, that can help maintain the skin barrier and decrease transepidermal water loss, reducing dryness and the look of wrinkles.”

FarmHouse Fresh WILL Dew Probiotic Milk Balancing Mask

That’s just about everything that my skin is looking for. As someone who’s fussy (obnoxiously so) about fragrance I can tell you that this is delightful – coconut with a touch of almond! Really?? How could it not.

FarmHouse Fresh WILL Dew Probiotic Milk Balancing Mask

It’s a very light feeling mask that is moist while on your skin and leaves it with a wonderful glow. It can be left on for as long as you like since it doesn’t dry down or crack. Since it’s so nourishing it can be used as often as you like. There are 14-18 applications in the jar ($40) and after 6 uses I can say I’ll easily get 18 out of it. It’s available on Amazon and Farmhouse Fresh’s website. While I have many masks and love my FHF ones to pieces I WILL buy this one again because I love to look like I have younger skin. Will you Dew this one?

Join my Makeup Wars ladies to see what other ways there are to have an at home spa day.  —  Marcia


It’s mask time – me™ glow beauty boosting eye mask – you’ll want this

When it comes to facial masks I’m your girl. I love trying them out to see which are going to make the most difference in my life. Often the ones I write about are best for certain types of skin but my choice to share with you today is one that we can all use. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of the company called me. This is one of the most unique companies I’ve worked with. They create products that others haven’t thought of yet. me logo

me™ is all about innovative beauty. Their products are cutting-edge and use new technology. Not only that they don’t charge an arm and a leg for their innovations.

They sent the GLOW Beauty Boosting Eye Mask to test out and I’m pretty amazed by it.

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask isn’t like the masks I normally review. There are no serums or moisturizers in this. The secret is in the 100% copper infused polyester material that comprises the outside of the mask.

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

The threads in the mask are infused with copper which is an essential mineral that is known to enhance skin appearance. My experience with this is that they are right in this statement. me™ states that you’ll see a difference in as little as 2 weeks.

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

I’ve been using this for over a month though I don’t use it nightly. I take it to bed with me but don’t put it on until I’m really ready to fall asleep. I have insomnia and some nights I don’t dare to wear this but other nights I can slip it on as that tired feeling comes over me or when I wake up for my 3:30 bathroom call.

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

It’s very comfortable with its satiny lightweight feel and the strap opens to adjust to everyone’s head. I keep it on loosely though not so loose that it slips around. If it interrupts my sleep, I just slip it off.

But it’s the outcome that made me want to write about this for today’s Makeup Wars. I have not used undereye concealer for the last 3 weeks. I find that I don’t really need it. Yes I have some circles under my eyes but they’ve always been there. They look lessened to the point of being comfortable without concealer. The combination of these great copper infused mask and the Jojoba Company Cucumber & Guava Firming Eye Balm I’m using has been dynamite.

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

me™ GLOW beauty boosting eye mask

Well worth giving it a chance!  —  Marcia

Now let’s see what masks the other Makeup Wars bloggers are intrigued with.






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