Take a trip to New Zealand to get anti-aging excellence with Snowberry

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Today we’re taking you to New Zealand to learn about an anti-aging skin care brand that is award-winning. As a matter of fact the product we received for review, Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum with Cu-PEP™, was the only anti-aging serum in the world invited to be presented to the prestigious 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver last year.

Here are a few important facts about Snowberry that we want to share before we get into our reviews:

  • Extremely suitable for sensitive skin

  • Formulated specifically to build the skin barrier function to avoid many typical skin conditions that contribute to premature ageing

  • As natural as possible (our serums contain some highly functional peptides that must be synthesised to be stable in a serum) but we use no petrochemicals, silicones, parabens, phenoxyethanol, volatile alcohols or anionic surfactants

  • Carbon neutral to point-of-sale anywhere in the world

  • No ingredients have been tested on animals and no Snowberry product is tested on animals in formulation or production

Snowberry Skincare is the creation of Soraya Hendesi, a cosmetician who was looking for skin care she could trust. She didn’t feel that the skin care that called itself ‘natural’ was in actuality what it said it was. She set out to create products with ingredients that she could trust. Snowberry isn’t tested on animals plus, other than honey and cultured pearl in some products, it doesn’t contain any animal product.

Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum

Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum

MARCIA and SNOWBERRY NEW RADIANCE FACE SERUM WITH Cu-PEP

I’ve mentioned many times that I am a huge fan of serums. Whether they are facial serums or eye serums they fall into the category of love for me. Snowberry has added to this category with its serum that makes me feel like I’m using the purest form of skin care. There’s something about the beautiful packaging and the clear serum that creates a feeling of youthfulness.

Snowberry New Radiance SerumI always mention fragrance in reviews when it’s relevant and the reason it’s relevant here is that this serum has basically no fragrance. I love that! I’ve grown to like some fragrances so I’m not against them but this just smells fresh with a dash of coconut in it. The serum is a thin texture but there’s a nice substance to it. It applies like a breeze, taking about a minute to sink in. I usually apply this as my first skin care product, put on my eye makeup allowing it to absorb fully before continuing on. It’s advised to leave the serum on at least 5 minutes before applying a moisturizer or any other product. This will ensure that the revolutionary peptide technology is able to work without hindrance.snowberry-collageOne last thing before I hand this over to Lisa – Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum ($36, 30mL, 1 fl oz) plays well with everything. That’s the first thing I learned in school at 5 years old and now a “few” years later I want that to apply to my skin care. I get no balling up of product whether it’s moisturizer, foundation, or powder.

Snowberry New Radiance Face SerumLISA and SNOWBERRY NEW RADIANCE FACE SERUM WITH Cu-PEP

What intrigued me most about the Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum was the ingredient list. I had no idea what Cu-PEP™ was but it certainly caught my attention. Basically, Cu-PEP™ stimulates collagen and produces elastin in the skin using Copper Tripeptide-1, an anti-aging peptide that doesn’t irritate even the most sensitive skin. Cu-PEP™ actually delivers this excellent antioxidant into dermal cells, which is quite unique among skin serums.

Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum

Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum

The unique and effective delivery system means greater results that show up quickly, so it doesn’t take long before fine lines and wrinkles begin to disappear. The New Radiance Face Serum also has hyaluronic acid, a fabulous skin care ingredient that soothes skin and replenishes moisture.

Snowberry New Radiance Face SerumSnowberry New Radiance Face Serum

Besides, who can resist packaging this adorable???  Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum is a winner from every angle and your skin will be too after using this for a month.

You can find the Snowberry New Radiance Face Serum online at Snowberryskincare.com.

*samples

Rejuve MD Face and Eye Anti-Aging Serums – life’s too short for anything but the best

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD FACE and EYE Anti-Aging Serums

First impressions mean a lot. I actually had two first impressons with Rejuve MD products – seeing their fabulous packaging and using the two products I was sent the first time. Both wowed me and I feel fortunate to be able to be using Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum.

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD EYE and FACE Anti-Aging Serums

Rejuve MD has three products in their regimen: Prevent, Reverse, Rejuve. Beside the two anti-aging serums I have there’s a Tinted Anti-Aging Sunscreen with SPF 30 Physical Sunblock with Full Spectrum AVA/UVB Protection.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum contains the Rejuve MD complex of bio-identical growth factors which activates the skin’s natural rejuvenation process by sending messages that awaken the collagen and elastin, while curbing the enzymes that destroy the skin’s supportive matrix. The goal is to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and also to dramatically smooth and firm your skin.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

One of the reasons this is so great is that it’s safe enough for sensitive skin as well as skin that’s had procedures done. My skin is normal to dry but since using [FACE] Anti-Aging Face Serum I’ve seen no dryness at all. My skin is looking hydrated without any patchiness.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum

The nice thing about Rejuve MD [FACE] Serum is that I can easily wear it under my makeup without a problem. With some serums I’ve had the problem of foundations balling up but Rejuve MD is great with or without.

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum ingredients

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Eye Serum has a similar look and feel to it as the face serum. Both are clear serums that have a delightful apricot fragrance to them. Normally I’d be upset with a fragrance in a product by my eyes but this just makes me smile. I was surprised at this the first time I used it but now I look forward to applying it. The fragrance in these two doesn’t last that long so it doesn’t interfere with sleep.

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum

Since our eyes are the first area of the face to age, protection is important. I wish I’d known that way back when. My sister used to be constantly after me to use something for my eyes but I didn’t understand why. Now I do! I struggle with some bags and puffiness under normal circumstances. But using Rejuve MD [EYE] has made a difference. I feel that the skin under my eyes looks brighter and less fine lines are peeking through. In addition this doesn’t interfere with eye makeup.

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD Anti-Aging Serum packing

Rejuve MD products are definitely luxury items. They are gift worthy though as well as self worthy. They aren’t products to be bought on a whim; when spending a lot on skincare you want it to be worthwhile and make a difference.  Rejuve MD [FACE] Anti-Aging Serum and Rejuve MD [EYE] Anti-Aging Serum do make a difference and are two products that I feel make my skin look more youthful. I had work done at the dermatologist last week and came home looking blotchy. These two products felt safe to use and now, one week later, I’m completely clear with no red bumps and all the places I had some milia etc removed are in complete agreement with my skin.

Have you splurged on a product that makes you feel and look better?  — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

Love Life Skin – perfect name for a perfect serum

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

I’m not going to lie – I love the name of this product. How can you get any better than LOVE LIFE SKIN? Plus it’s the facial product that I need in my skincare regimen — SERUM!  What I received from LOVE LIFE SKIN is their INTENSIVE RECOVERY SERUM and I couldn’t wait to use it. I think a facial serum is a necessity for my skin. Ever since I started incorporating them on a daily basis I’ve noticed a vast difference in the look and feel of my face.

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

INTENSIVE RECOVERY SERUM is a very silky fragrance free product that glides on my face and absorbs quickly. It’s great for soothing skin and helping to moisturize it. If you have very dry and/or delicate skin then this is a serum you’ll want. And the price for this ($30) is very reasonable in this world of crazy skincare prizes.

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

While I don’t exactly know what Recovery Elixir 31 is they tell me that it’s a potent blend of natural of natural botanical extracts, antioxidants and moisturizing agents that absorb quickly to help repair and restore damaged skin. And I believe them (see the long list of ingredients at the very bottom of the review).

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

Love Life Skin Intensive Recovery Serum

This white silky serum feels great on my skin and a little goes a long way. I use less than you see in my swatch for my entire face. It absorbs quickly so that I can move on with more skincare. I’ve been using this for close to two months so it’s been used with a lot of different brands and types of product. With a tinted moisturizer like the Algenist Repairing Tint & Radiance Moisturizer or a CC Cream from a brand like IT Cosmetics, I don’t need to add extra moisturizer. With a liquid foundation I’ll use the moisturizer of the week/month and an SPF product. Nothing interferes with this serum and nothing makes it ball up.

LOVE LIFE SKIN was developed in collaboration with a cancer patient going through treatment who was also in the beauty industry and doctors who were interested in helping patients with the dehydration caused by chemo and radiation. A chemist was added to this mix and Love Life Skin was born. Their goal is to have a skincare line to address the condition of dehydrated, sensitive skin. If the rest of the line is like the Intensive Recovery Serum then they’ve succeeded.

I’m happy to have found a paraben free, sulfate free serum that loves my skin. If you aren’t sure about this then a suggestion would be to try their Loving Life sample kit ($30) that contains Refreshing Creamy Cleanser ( 1.0 fl. oz. / 30 ml ) LL Cream Radiance Moisturizer ( 1.0 fl. oz. / 30 ml ) Restorative Night Cream ( 0.5 fl. oz. / 15 ml ) Revitalizing Eye Cream ( 0.17 fl. oz / 5 ml ) Intensive Recovery Serum Sachet ( 0.03 oz / 1 ml )

Are you using a serum on your face? Which one? If it’s not Intensive Recovery System maybe it should be.  — Marcia

 

*sent for editorial consideration

Ingredient list:

Water, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Sucrose, Isohexadecane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 80, DMDM Hydantoin + IPBC, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Cholesterol, Caffeine, Ceramide 2, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carbomer, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-7, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Intermedia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Oil, Petrolatum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ceteareth-20, Paraffinum Liquidum, Lecithin, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Lanolin, Algae Extract, Lanolin Alcohol, Oleic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Rosa Roxburghii (Rose) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Disodium EDTA, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Resveratrol, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Crataegus Oxyacantha (Hawthorn Berry) Fruit Extract, Eucommia Ulmoides Bark Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Ligustrum Lucidum Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Morus Alba (White Mulberry) Leaf Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora (Peony) Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Sophora Japonica Root Extract, Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract.

Venox Anti-Aging Serum – worth the splurge

Venox Serum by Beverly Hills MD

Venox Serum by Beverly Hills MD

Venox Anti-Aging Serum is a product made by Beverly Hills MD. I’ve been testing it for the last month since it was sent for review. It’s the first product I put on my cleansed face and I feel like it’s making a difference in the way my skin looks. I’ve grown to really appreciate what a good serum can do for me.

Venox Serum was created by two cosmetic surgeons (hunky dudes) who strive to make people look and feel their best. While I may not be able to fly out to Beverly Hills for their services I’m happy to indulge in their products. There are 6 products in their line and Xenox Serum is the most expensive at $149. The more you buy though, the more you can save on it.

Venox Anti-Aging Serum

Venox Anti-Aging Serum

The serum has a thin consistency but it’s not watery. It sinks into my skin quickly. At first I notice a fragrance but it dissipates so quickly that I’m reluctant to even mention it. But if you are a fragrance-phobe you need to know not to worry.

Venox Anti-Aging Serum

Venox Anti-Aging Serum

The goal of the serum is to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines. I happily don’t have deep wrinkles but I certainly do have fine lines and I’m glad to see how this works on those. It promotes collagen production to help with smoother and younger looking skin.

Venox Serum ingredients

Venox Serum ingredients

What especially pleases me is that this is not a silicone product plus it is cruelty free.

The benefits according to Beverly Hills MD:

  • Minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces facial muscle cell contractions to target deep expression lines
  • Boosts collagen levels to increase skin elasticity
  • Gives skin a tighter, firmer look
  • Deeply hydrates skin

You can get Venox Anti-Aging Serum on their website where they have a money back guarantee. I think you’ll be pleased with the results. — Marcia
*received for editorial consideration

DermaMD is celebrating their Hautelook sale with a BIZ giveaway

DERMA MD Skincare is going to be on Hautelook starting August 4th for a few days with their entire line. The products are wonderful and the prices will be amazing.

I’ve reviewed the Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple & Papaya and I’ve told you about Pink Silk Face Firming Rejuvenator and S-Cargot Lifting Serum before. Well now I have them in a giveaway for you!

The Grand Prize will contain Enzyme Cleanser, Pink Silk and S-Cargot; then there will be two second place winners who will receive either Pink Silk or S-Cargot.

Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya

Enzyme Cleanser with Pineapple and Papaya

PINK SILK Face Firming Rejuvenator promises to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles; even out skin tone; hydrate; improve elasticity and fight free radical.

PINK SILK Face Firming Rejuvenator

PINK SILK Face Firming Rejuvenator

S-CARGOT Lifting Serum which contains *Snail Technology is a NATURAL source of skin-softening , allantoin, collagen and elastin works as active ingredient for skin repair, dead skin removal and anti-bacterial treatment. It also uses apple stem cell extract.

S-Cargot Lifting Serum

S-Cargot Lifting Serum

There are going to be so many more products on Hautelook besides these. For example Replenish Hyaluronic Acid Serum which is loaded with peptides and is fabulous for hydration; Soy Moisturizer is great for any dry patches and especially for the elbows and heels, perfect for sandal weather; and Uplifting Moisturizer used with the S-Cargot provides amazing results. Just remember on Monday August 4th that you’ll want to visit Hautelook.

GIVEAWAY is for US Subscribers only. If you don’t subscribe to Beauty Info Zone and remain a subscriber please don’t enter. The giveaway goes through 8/15/14. If comments get cut off please email me at [email protected] to make your comment.

Lots of luck from Beauty Info Zone and Derma MD who has provided the prizes.  — Marcia

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Green is glam! Lina Hanson Face and Body Serums

Lina Hanson, the gorgeous celebrity makeup artist, is going to convince you that green is absolutely glam.  Lina has worked with tons of stars including Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, and Ewan McGregor. I’m sure you have seen her work in mags like Elle, InStyle, and Vogue. Not only is she an amazing artist, she is also an author – her book is “Eco-Beautiful—The Ultimate Guide to Natural Beauty and Wellness”.

The stunning Lina Hanson

The stunning Lina Hanson

A true renaissance woman, Lina has created a skin care line that is all about green beauty products and Global Beauty – products that work for every person. (She’s also got a pretty sweet blog – check it out HERE.) She walks the talk, as her company gives a portion of their net profits to various charities all year long. Lina says, “Nature has provided us with the best ingredients to care for our bodies. By cherishing these treasures, we not only heal ourselves, but our entire planet.”

Lucky for the BIZ, she sent samples to test of her two products: Global Face Serum and Global Body Serum. Each one has none of the bad stuff – no artificial or synthetic fragrance, silicone, parabens, petrochemicals, in fact no chemical ingredients at all. They are both chock full of all kinds of ingredients that skin just loves.

Global Face Serum

Global Face Serum

The Global Face Serum ($85 for 30 ml/1 fl. oz) is 100% natural and organic. This face serum is made by hand in small batches. It has an herbal scent from the essential oils and the scent dissipates quickly. Unless you are quite sensitive to fragrance, this shouldn’t bother you at all. The oils were specially selected to be uplifting and to relieve anxiety…I just might need to bathe in this with all the stress I have!

Global Face Serum swatch

Global Face Serum swatch

This is a thin face serum that sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave my face feeling greasy. It really is a beautiful, elegant serum that calms the skin, softens fine lines, and helps skin glow. Plus, it is just fantastic for the neck and decolletage.

Global Body Serum

Global Body Serum

Lina’s newest product is the Global Body Serum ($63 for 100ml/3.4 fl. oz). Like the Face Serum it’s 100% natural, organic, and made by hand in small batches. It’s a little thicker than the Face Serum, and it has a fruitier scent that dissipates after about twenty minutes. Ingredients include ten fantastically moisturizing oils including rice bran, apricot kernel, argan nut, yuzu, vanilla, camellia seed, brazil nut, pumpkin seed, pink grapefruit, and avocado.

Global Body Serum swatch

Global Body Serum swatch

Kiss any dry skin issues goodbye when using this richly hydrating serum! I am completely amazed at how it moisturizes my skin without any slick greasiness at all.  It also helps to improve skin circulation, which makes skin look and feel younger.

These serums are what green is all about – and they definitely do help get you glam! I guess the best testimonial I can give is this: I finished both bottles. I know you will too.  – Lisa

*pr samples

What can Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish do for you?

Vanish

Vanish

When I heard that Miracle Skin Transformer created Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector visions of wonder danced through my head. There was retaliation for Albert who followed me relentlessly in 2nd grade petrifying me, making me cry and refusing to go to school.  Then there was Stacey who flirted with my boyfriend and made me jealous. Or was it the kind of “vanish” that could get rid of that high school teacher that scared the bejesus out of me just by looking in my direction? I’d love to have made him Vanish. And what about those pimples that came on just before that really big date? Or the extra five pounds that made sure you couldn’t zip up those expensive new jeans? Ah, the dreams of Vanish!

Miracle Skin Transformer VANISH

Miracle Skin Transformer VANISH

Since this Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish couldn’t do that then I needed to see what it could do.  According to MST it’s a primer but it’s different than most of my other primers. Its purpose is to not just prep your skin for foundation but also to make pesky pores and fine lines appear to vanish before your very eyes. To give the appearance of that model-like perfect skin we all strive for. It’s a concentrated instant skin treatment that combines the power of a serum with a skin smoothing primer addressing imperfections. It does a pretty good job.

vanish directionVanish is a white silicone like gel that applies very smoothly. It gives my skin a soft touch that lasts the day. While it’s not magic, it definitely blurs the lines making my skin look more flawless. When I was testing this out, many times I applied it to just half of my face to see the difference it would make. I also tested it wearing a variety of finishes on my face. I wore it with the original Miracle Skin Transformer, with BB creams, with liquid and cream foundations, and with Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder. In each case the pores on the side of my face with vanish weren’t quite as visible. The differences were small, not enough to have people call me out for being “two faced” but they were there.

VANISH TUBE

VANISH TUBE

Using this is easy, it’s in a pump tube which is different than most. It took a minute to get it primed but soon a small amount pumped out. You don’t want to waste product and this pumps out just enough  to cover both cheeks and my nose. If I want to put it on my whole face then I can just use a second pump. Vanish is also easy on my nose. I really don’t notice a scent.

According to Miracle Skin Transformer Vanish Instant Imperfection Corrector will boost collagen production and improve elasticity. LONG TERM skin benefits: This concentrated skin treatment utilizes the latest in skin treatment technology with highly stabilized Vitamin C + Ergothionine – a super antioxidant duo, along with Sesame, Grapefruit and Lupine extracts. The skin penetrating serum addresses the quadruple threat of aging concerns: fine lines/ wrinkles, sun damage/environmental stress, dark spots and dullness.

To me the purpose of foundation is to rid my face of all that annoys me – redness, broken blood vessels, uneven complexion and crater like pores. I don’t care if it’s an illusion if it makes me look and feel better. Vanish helps with that illusion. It gives my skin enough added smoothness to look more refined. It helps to Vanish the imperfections. Now if it could only help to vanish my Visa bill then it would be perfect. Another great addition to the family of products created by Sarah McNamara for Miracle Skin Transformer.  — Marcia

*pr sample