T’zikal Beauty Hand Lotion and Hand Balm – which do you want to win in this giveaway?

tzikal logo

If this logo and brand sound familiar it’s because Beauty Info Zone has reviewed a line of haircare from T’zikal Beauty.

T’zikal developed their products using their main ingredient, Ojon oil, from Hondurus. After learning about ancient beauty rituals from Central America they found that what they most admired was their beautiful hair. They used natural, simple and high quality ingredients to develop their hair care. What attracted us to T’zikal     is that they don’t do animal testing, are free of parabens, artificial colors, fragrances and days.

The name T’zikal (pronounced Tee-Zee-Cal) means sanctified or blessed in the Mayan language. Their remarkable main ingredient, Ojon Oil, comes from the Palm Nut Tree which produces up to 8,000 nuts per tree, yet once refined those 8,000 nuts create just 3 cups of pure oil. Just a small amount of Ojon Oil seals the hair cuticle for optimal radiance and extraordinary shine.

Now let’s learn about another group of products that T’zikal sent us for review and for a giveaway.tzikal-hand-giveaway

T’zikal Beauty uses their main ingredient, Ojon Oil, in their Moisture Protect Hand Balm and Hand Lotion. That’s what makes these two so moisturizing and why you are going to want to use these yourself.

T'zikal Moisture Protect Hand Lotion

T’zikal Moisture Protect Hand Lotion

T’ZIKAL MOISTURE PROTECT HAND LOTION ($20, 2.5 fl oz) is a lightweight lotion that absorbs quickly but adds moisture instantly. The number of healthy oils used in this lotion are extraordinary yet you won’t notice an oily feeling on your hands. I find it easy to go about my business instantly after applying. This is the product you want for a great everyday hand cream.

T'zikal Hand cream ingredients

T’zikal Hand cream ingredients

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Elaeis Oleifera Kernel Oil, Stearic Acid,  Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Isoamyl Laurate, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hibiscus Sabdari?a Flower Extract, Ribes Grossularia Fruit Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot Oil), Apium Graveolens (Celery Seed Oil), Cinnamomum Camphora (Ho Wood), Lavandula Hydrida Grosso (Lavandin Grosso) Herb Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Citrus Sinesis (Orange), Citrus Aurantium (Petigrain Oil) Leaf Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang)

T’ZIKAL INTENSE MOISTURE HAND BALM ($20, 2.5 oz) is the big sister of the Hand Lotion. The two of these look exactly the same and feel almost the same when you squeeze some out. But there’s a difference. This hand balm is meant for people who need extra moisture for hands that are more stressed. In the warmer weather I find that the Hand Lotion gives me the protection I need but come winter I’ll be switching to the Hand Balm.

T'zikal Beauty Intense Moisture Hand Balm

T’zikal Beauty Intense Moisture Hand Balm

The Intense Moisture Hand Balm is a richer cream that is great for dry and/or chapped skin.

Let me remind you about two things: 1) There is a slight herbal fragrance to these that lasts for a short while. 2) Even though these are called “hand” they can be used on feet too. Or knees, or elbows, or anywhere on your body you feel you need extra moisture. Is this a category that you need help with? I know I do.  — Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Our T’zikal Hand Lotion/Balm giveaway is open to US and Canadian subscribers through Monday, 10/24/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Two musts: be an email subscriber and comment. Without those two if your name is chosen you’ll be eliminated. Once you’ve done those you have more options in the Rafflecopter to help you win. If comments close please email me at [email protected] to make your comment so you can continue. Winters coming and you’ll want to be prepared so enter now.

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You are going to ADORE this hand and body lotion giveaway



How often does fragrance evoke a memory for you? My mother has been gone from my life for a year and a half yet many fragrances remind me of her. It’s amazing how vividly my mother came through with ADORE COSMETICS HAND AND BODY LOTION. This nourishing lotion is great as a hand cream and just as soothing as a body lotion.

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Adore Cosmetics Hand & Body Lotion

Adore Cosmetics Hand & Body Lotion

Adore Cosmetics offers innovations in organic skin care products that are mostly powered by stem cells from plants. Using leading-edge technology, Adore uses stem cells from specific high-nutrient, organic fruits whose regenerative capabilities offer benefits for the skin at the cellular level. In addition, Adore Cosmetics products incorporate a range of other naturally based ingredients formulated after extensive research to deliver maximum effectiveness for general skin concerns, to promote anti-aging and help restore a youthful glow to the skin.

Adore’s Hand & Body Lotion ($34.95) is available in two scents – ORIGIN and BLOSSOM. I have Origin for one US reader in our giveaway. This big 6.8 oz tube contains their Organic Innovation’s organic Plant Stem Cell formula. It’s made to turn back time and restore your skin to a more youthful texture. The formula is combined with an organic blend of Chamomile Linden Blossom, Lemon Balm and Rooibos extracts, a hydrating mix of shea butter and beeswax, plus protective Vitamin E, which encourages skin to retain moisture while shielding against free radicals and environmental pollutants. This is a fast absorbing lotion.

Adore Origin Hand & Body Lotion

Adore Origin Hand & Body Lotion

Adore Cosmetics is known for their anti-aging products. We are well versed in anti-aging for our faces but how often do we think about it for our hands and body? With this lotion you can smooth away those worries.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  This is a US only giveaway and open through 9/2/16 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments close early you can email me at [email protected] and label it Adore to leave your comment and continue on in the giveaway. Please remember that we check entries so if you click it, make sure you’ve done it.

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Be an ‘It’ Girl with Votre Vu’s new It Kit

Votre Vu, a fabulous line whose name is French for “Your You” (edit:  at least I thought that was what it meant!!  But never having taken French in high school, I apparently made an error as some sharp BIZ readers pointed out – it actually means “Your Sight”), has some terrific holiday kits that are available as of today. You can order these up until right after the beginning of the new year, but my guess is they won’t last long. These are really interesting, unique kits that are fantastic values and perfect as a holiday gift…for a friend, or even better, for yourself.

One kit I highly recommend is the “It Kit” ($86, and a $143 value). The “It Kit” is a rather eclectic collection of the products  most highly recommended by beauty editors. Every item is perfect for both ‘gifting’ and for ‘glowing’.

Votre Vu It Kit Train Case

Let me start with the freaking fantastic train case the products come in.  I LOVE this train case. I just went on a weekend getaway, and I packed every single product I needed from skin care to make up to hair products in this cool case. It’s waterproof on the outside, covered in a pretty, shiny plastic. It has a handle and a double snap top that opens on both sides.  Inside is a super chic hot pink fabric with a sleeve for a business card, and elasticized pockets on both short sides and one of the long sides of the case. The case doesn’t have any dividers, which is awesome as it doesn’t limit storage. 

It Kit brush case

Also included is a brush case, exactly the right size for a travel brush set, with a drawstring closure at the top.

Inside the It Kit

In addition to the awesome train case, three top products are included.


Snapdragon Beauty Beverage:  This is a HUGE bottle of antioxidant fruit juice that is really healthy, so it helps you glow from the inside out. It’s a combination of mango, pomegranate, and acai berry juice. 

SnapDragon information

It also has seven different vitamins, collagen, aloe vera, and ginko biloba, among other ingredients. It tastes terrific over ice, and hey, if you want to mix a little vice with your virtue, it’s pretty great with a splash of vodka too.

Vote Vu Eye Gelee

Tout Le Monde Antioxident Eye Gelee:  This is a beautiful blue eye gel that feels wonderfully cool when applied. It’s highly moisturizing, and so nice for puffy eyes. 

Eye Gelee inside

What  I love about this eye gelee is it’s great to use as an eye mask too.  Just apply it heavily around the eye area and let it soak in for about twenty minutes. Wipe off the excess, and your eyes look terrific. The ingredient list includes aloe vera, carrot oil, and cerasome A and E.

Votre Vu Duette

Duette Luxe Lip Balm and Hand Creme:  I think this is my most favorite item.  So ingenious, it’s absolute perfection.The top is a double cap, one for the lip balm, one for the hand cream.

Duette flip top cap

The top cap is a great lip balm with a little mirror so you can see you lips as you apply the balm. The balm is made of coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax, and it leaves your lips extremely soft and slightly shiny. 

Votre Vu Duette Lip Gloss

The bottom cap is for the most fantastic hand cream. 

Duette hand cream cap

It’s a thick, creamy lotion that soaks in quickly and leaves your hands wonderfully moisturized. It smells like delicious coconut with vanilla and almond. 

Duette hand cream swatch

 I keep this in my office and people stop by just to ask for a little of this hand cream. It is divine, plain and simple. And the combination of the hand cream with the lip balm is fantastic.

The It Kit is a terrific gift. It has a practical and beautiful train case, a great product for inner health, a fabulous eye gel, and an innovative, terrific lip balm/hand lotion combo. Buy this for a family member, friend, girlfriend…or go for the best idea of all and buy it for yourself!  – Lisa