7th Heaven softens hands and feet with their great masks (giveaway time)

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I sure hope you don’t get tired of me and my obsession with masks (and with having mask giveaways!). I don’t seem to get tired of using masks so I keep sharing them with you. Today I have some totally different masks from 7th Heaven for you. You know I love the variety, convenience, and prices of 7th Heaven masks. Well how about masks for your feet, hands, and fingers? They are as great as they sound.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques, Soften Glove Masks, and Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

I’ve got to start with my favorite of these three, 7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

My feet haven’t felt as soft in months. It’s better than a pedicure to treat my feet and lasts much longer too. If it cut my nails then it would be the perfect item ever. But I’ll forgive it since it makes my feet feel soft and conditioned for about 4 days. Taking a shower doesn’t even take away the effect of the moisturizing of these foot masques.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

The booties are made of a thin plastic outer and a mesh inner which contains the softening ingredients. It has both Shea Butter and Almond Oil to nourish dry skin and help repair cracked heels. It contains Peppermint to refresh your feet as well as Soybean to rehydrate them so you’re left with soft and smooth tootsies.

7th Heaven Soften Sock Masques

These take only 15-20 minutes to use but they are so comfortable (and I can walk in them with my slippers on) that I usually forget and wear them longer. 7th Heaven is a cruelty free company that uses natural ingredients, in this case pressed peppermint, ground shea nuts, and pressed soybeans. When the time is up, remove and massage the lotion onto your feet. These are going to be so perfect in the winter when my feet take a beating. To Walmart I’ll be going to stock up on these!!

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

Similar to the sock masque is the Soften Glove Masque. While wonderful at this time of year, you can imagine what these will do for dry winter hands! My skin becomes chapped easily in the winter so wearing the Glove Masques will be even better when your hands have taken a beating. If your hands are always in water these will be a savior too.

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

With pressed rose petals as one of their main ingredients they are fragranced which makes them not quite perfect for me.

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

7th Heaven Soften Glove Masques

They are very comfortable and actually I could do most of the things I wanted while wearing them for 15-20 minutes though typing is iffy. Like the Soften Sock Masque, massage in the rich cream to keep your hands soft as can be.

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques are a much better match for me and as much as I dislike winter weather I’ll be using these to save the skin on my fingers.

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

Each package comes with 10 finger masques. What’s great for me is that I can use as many as I need and save the rest for later. My left hand takes more of a beating since I use it more. It’s always drier than my right and my cuticles dry out more since I wash my hands so often. The Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques contain pressed argan seed oil and macadamia oils to help nourish the skin on your fingers and cuticles. It also contains juiced pomegranates for an anti-oxidant rich treat.

7th Heaven Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques

These are a great way to treat yourself before you do/have a manicure too.  After 15 minutes remove them and massage. Aaah what a spa treat. You really want these if you have damaged nails.

All three of these are available at Walmart stores and online for $3.94 a package. You can order them online and pick them up in the store if you want too. Like I said, the foot masques are going to be my besties come cold weather with the finger masques close behind. —  Marcia

Giveaway information: As much as I hate to give any of mine up there is going to be a giveaway for 1 package each of Soften Glove Masques and Strengthen Nail & Cuticle Finger Masques along with 3 other 7th Heaven facial masks. This is open worldwide where permitted through 8/4/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. As usual if I can’t find your email subscription or your comment then you are eliminated. We don’t ask much of you on our giveaways but we do insist on that. Good luck and good tips and toes! – M

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My secret weapon for winter skin: Lady Soma Skin and Nail Treatment

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I don’t know what the weather is like for you right this moment, but it is FREEZING here in Michigan!  Not just cold, either – it is that biting, painful cold that actually makes my car squeal in the mornings for the first ten minutes.  Last night I ran twenty feet into my local yoga studio and my hands and feet didn’t warm up until we were 45 minutes into Ashtanga.  That is some bone chilling cold.

To help deal with the nasty cracking, peeling skin I get from this super cold weather I have been reaching for the Lady Soma Skin and Nail Treatment ($16.99) that was sent to us a few months ago.  I just can’t rave enough about how great this thick and creamy skin moisturizer is.

Lady Soma Skin and Nail Treatment

The Skin and Nail Treatment is meant for extremely dry and cracked cuticles and hands.  It really makes a difference.  I tend to get hangnails anyway, and winters are just brutal for me.  Since I have been slathering this on every morning and night my cuticles have been perfect and my hands are wonderfully soft.  I also use this on my feet, and Lady Soma says it is great for scars and stretch marks too.

The main moisturizing ingredients are cocoa, shea, and kokum butter.  I have never tried kokum butter before so I think that is what makes this hand moisturizer really stand out for me.  It has no fragrance, is 100% natural, paraben and chemical free. If you want some relief from painfully dry winter hands and skin, I highly recommend Lady Soma Skin and Nail Treatment – it is an awesome moisturizer!  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

Getting in the holiday groove with Glossybox December 2014 Subscription Box

Glossybox 2014 DecemberDecember is the holiday month and the December Glossybox has everything you need to be party ready. The Glossybox Subscription Box is $21 a month (or you can save more with a 3-month, 6-month or annual subscription.) Each box has a combination of deluxe and full size beauty products and the box that Glossybox sent to us for review this month is pretty impressive.

Glossybox 2014 December packaging

It only makes sense that the December Glossybox has a holiday theme. I adore the packaging, it is just beautiful. The box is adorable as well as sturdy and will definitely find its way under my tree this year. Once that gift is opened, I am taking my box back to reuse it again next year!

Glossybox 2014 December Subscription Box

Glossybox 2014 December Subscription Box

Four of the five items in this month’s box are full size, with a combined value of $94…pretty awesome for a $21 box. The products in the December Box are what you need for soft hands, skin, and hair, plus fabulously festive lips and nails.

Glossybox 2014 December Subscription Box takes care of skin, hair, and hands!

Glossybox 2014 December Subscription Box takes care of skin, hair, and hands!

Ritual Cosmetics Miracle Scrub in Ginseng & Ginko Biloba (full size, retails for $17):  I am so bad about wearing gloves…my hands always need a serious intervention. This is a scrub for hands (too fragranced for your face!) that does a wonderful job of leaving them soft and lightly scented.

Toni & Guy Prep Leave-In Conditioner (full size, retails for $17):  I have loved this conditioner for years because it gets rid of frizz and still leaves my hair bouncy. Most leave-ins are too heavy for my fine hair, but this stuff is the bomb.

NUXE Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute (full size, retails for $32):  This mask has the most beautiful citrus scent, one that is light enough to work for skin care. It’s really amazing for dry, dehydrated winter skin. Great for after long holiday flights, too!

Holiday color in the Glossybox 2014 December Subscription Box

Holiday color in the Glossybox 2014 December Subscription Box

Bellapierre Cosmetics Mineral Lipstick in Burlesque (full size, retails for $20):  I only recently discovered the awesomeness that is Bellapierre Cosmetics – I reviewed the 5-in-1 Mineral Foundation HERE and the Mineral Blush, Lipstick, and Nail Polish HERE. The lipstick has natural waxes and mineral pigments, iron oxides and antioxidants including Vitamin C and Vitamin E. It is a creamy, smooth, highly pigmented lipstick. Burlesque is a fuchsia pink, but don’t let that scare you – this is a very wearable, festive pink that is party perfect.

Ciate Mini Nail Polish in All Aglow ($8)  I love mini nail polishes, and this one just screams ‘holiday’.  All Aglow is a golden shimmer with flecks of red – major holiday glam over a matte black polish!

The December Glossybox is a winner. Four great full size products plus a super cute mini, with a combined value that is over $70 more than what you pay for it. Gift yourself one of these before they are all sold out!! – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration

*sent for editorial consideration 

IROHA Masks to pamper and delight

Once upon a time Beauty Info Zone got a mystery package of goodies for possible review. Inside were two intriguing masks that Marcia and Lisa fought over. While we didn’t come to blows since that would ruin our manicures we did have to do rock, scissors, paper to decide who’d get to review the most unusual one. Lisa won that game but Marcia wasn’t a loser since the mask she is reviewing is one she is thrilled about.

IROHA MASKS have a variety of products that all use natural ingredients. There are so many types of masks that they make including new creamy ones and exfoliating socks. It’s a new world to explore.

MARCIA’S MASK: Pearl Extract + Deep Ocean Water

INORA Pearl + Deep Ocean Water Mask

INORA Pearl + Deep Ocean Water Mask

The first thing I noticed about this mask is that it’s got hyaluronic acid which is an ingredient that I’m crazy about. Hyaluronic acid helps redensify the skin and holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water. Hydration is important as you age. The second thing I noticed is what the Pearl Extract mask was composed of. It’s a tissue mask that contains 23 mL of natural actives to help with intense anti-aging results.

INORA Pearl Mask ingredients

INORA Pearl Mask ingredients

Iroha makes 5 different types of anti-aging tissue masks. ALOE, GREEN TEA + GINSENG for purifying; CAVIAR + ARBUTIN for brightening; OLIVE OIL + WITCH HAZEL for nourishing; Q-10 + COLLAGEN + SOY for wrinkles; and PEARL EXTRACT + DEEP OCEAN WATER for lifting.

Iroha tissue mask

Iroha tissue mask

This Pearl Extract + Deep Ocean Water mask helps soften skin. You just can’t imagine how fabulous it feels once you remove it. The masks goal is to restore firmness and reduce spot appearance. With just one use though I can’t say it did that. But it did make my face feel firmer and wonderfully hydrated.

Iroha Pearl + Deep Ocean Water Mask

Iroha Pearl + Deep Ocean Water Mask

Before I used the mask I cleansed and took the advice of the video on the IROHA site and exfoliated first with my Foreo Luna. The mask itself is very wet, loaded with serum. It is very cool feeling on my skin without any tingling. Just an incredibly refreshing feeling like I’ve been taken away to a spa and gotten waited on by gorgeous men. There are eye flaps so you could do your eyelids but I preferred to put those close up on my lower eyelid rather than covering my eye.

Iroha - you can lay down and pull up the eye flap

Iroha – you can lay down and pull up the eye flap

Directions say to keep it on for 15 minutes but it doesn’t really dry and get uncomfortable so I felt like I could leave it on for as long as I wanted. Maybe next time I will. When you are finished you want to keep the benefits of the natural ingredients and use this as your serum. The mask and serum stayed moist and hydrating the entire time it was on my face. After I put on my makeup I was amazed at how soft and line free I thought I looked. The best price I could find on the masks was at their website but I don’t know the shipping cost. This particular mask is also found at Amazon.

LISA’S MASK: Regenerating Intensive Hand and Nail Repairing and Nourishing Treatment gloves with Peach 

Iroha Regenerating Hand Mask

Iroha Regenerating Hand Mask

Well, not only is my mask unusual – my very first mask for hands! – it also wins the longest name award by far.  The IROHA Regenerating Intensive Hand and Nail Repairing and Nourishing Treatment Gloves with Peach Aromatherapy ($9) repairs and nourishes hands, cuticles, and fingernails. Each packet contains two gloves, so that’s one hand treatment.

Iroha makes 2 different types of hand treatment masks. Rejuvenating Intensive Hand and Nail Lifting and Firming Treatment Gloves with Rose Aromatherapy for lifting and firming, and Regenerating Intensive Hand and Nail Repairing and Nourishing Treatment gloves with Peach Aromatherapy for repairing and nourishing.

The gloves are actually sealed together along the bottom seam, which helps keeps all the great ingredients inside the gloves and ready for your hands. The serum inside has wonderful ingredients that include Vitamin E, Arbutin Urea, Grapefruit Extract, Green Tea, Orange Fruit Extract , Lemon Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract, honeysuckle flower, and olive fruit extract.

Iroha mask for your hands

Iroha mask for your hands

Iroha hand treatment gloves

Iroha hand treatment gloves

Using this hand treatment is easy. Just wash and dry hands, then tear along the seam to separate gloves and create the opening for hands. Put the gloves on and take a load off!  The longer you sit, the more time the active ingredients have to soak in and treat hands. It’s extremely relaxing to kick back and take deep inhales of the fresh, juicy peach scented aromatherapy. After at least 20 minutes, remove the gloves and massage in any leftover serum. This treatment left my hands extremely soft and hydrated. It is a great way to treat yourself, especially if your hands are a little beat up from gardening or housework. This treasure is available at Ulta for a luxurious treat.

Iroha Masks have been a pleasure to discover. It’s a great way to pamper and delight.

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Top Ten Tuesday – nails and manicures

top ten tuesdayTop Ten Tuesday this week is all about nails, manicures and hands. It will be fun to see how the group of Beauty Bloggers decides to interpret this. Will we see a lot of nail polishes? Will we see treatments? Will we see puppies and kittens? (Just checking to make sure you are paying attention. Are you?) Since I’m not a nail blogger I’m concentrating on the items that I need to take care of my hands and feet along with a little about nails. Here are 10+ favorites of mine. — Marcia

1. HAND PERFECTION FROM ELLEN SIROT *- shown is the complete set of products that Hand Perfection carries. I especially love the Cuticle Pen since it’s so portable and easy to use and her daytime hand cream. In the kit is also a night time hand cream that’s wonderful too but lately I’ve been forgetting to use it and my hands notice the difference.
2. ATOPALM MOISTURIZING HAND TREATMENT – this is a new favorite. I love that it’s not greasy. I went on a little shopping spree for Atopalm products and this one attracted me instantly. (I like variety in everything but men!)
3. ECO-ARMOUR ADVANCED BALANCED SERUM *- I know this doesn’t sound like a hand product but the description says it’s for face, neck and nails. I find the scent a little too “eco” for my face but it’s great for my hands during the day. I never thought of a serum for nails but the skin around my nails is always looking for moisture.
4. TWEEZERMAN FINGERNAIL CLIPPER – This is the tool that helps me get back to sleep at night when I’m tossing and turning. I’ve never used it on my fingernails but I do use it on my toenails all the time. If you aren’t plagued with insomnia then you don’t know the feeling of every little thing interrupting sleep. For me it’s often toenails that are too long or catch on the sheets. So there I am at 3 a.m. with my handy Tweezerman nail clipper.
5. BADGER BALM CUTICLE CARE – I haven’t written about Badger Balm in a long time but that doesn’t mean it’s not in my arsenal of tools. The Cuticle Care really helps moisturize your cuticles on both hands and feet. It’s only $5.99 and lasts for ages.
6. AMLACTIN FOOT CREAM – This was in one of the Blush Mystery Beauty Boxes that I subscribed to for a while. It’s probably the best item that I got in all the boxes I bought. I use this often at night and it’s really helped my feet from cracking and aching. It’s creamy so it takes time to sink in but I honestly sleep better when I use it.
7. ATOPALM MOISTURIZING FOOT AND HEAL BALM – Again, part of my Atopalm spree. I wanted to see if it was better than the AmLactin. I like them both but they are different. Atopalm has a more gel like texture and dries more quickly. It’s recommended to use it after your morning bath/shower which is what I do (if I remember). I want softer feet obviously.
8. DURI REJUVACOTE – When my nails aren’t in good condition, this is what I turn to. It’s meant to heal and cure cracked nails. It can be used over polish or as a base coat. My previous nail tech used to use this on my nails all the time to keep them healthy. Now I have my own bottle to use over polish.
9. and 10. CULT NAILS GET IT ON PERFECTING BASE COAT and WICKED FAST SPEED DRY TOP COAT – I’m so happy I bought these when I was buying some Cult Nail polishes. Both are excellent products that I use when I’m working on my nails myself. I often put on a top coat to prolong my manicure and Wicked Fast is so shiny and faster to dry than any other top coat I own. It doesn’t get goopy quickly either like Seche Vite.
Now that you know my “secret” weapons go visit my fellow bloggers to see what they’ve chosen. I can’t wait personally since I know that I’m going to find things that will help me keep my hands looking younger than they do now. – Marcia

*items were samples, the rest are purchases

Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm

Ok, I admit it – I am weird.  I plant and grow pretty flowers for inspiration.  That doesn’t sound weird, does it?  Except that I use the flowers I plant to inspire makeup looks.

Oooh, purple with just a touch of yellow...

My family says it’s weird.  If you read this blog, though, you probably think it’s pretty normal!

Gorgeous...light green with creamy yellow for the eyes and powder pink blush...

When I garden I don’t like to wear gloves.  I like to dig in the dirt, feel the dirt, smell the dirt…but I don’t like how rough and damaged my hands get from it.  I have basically become addicted to Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm ($26) because it fixes all the damage I do to my hands whilst gardening.

Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm

Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm has over 30 moisturizers in it, including Tamanu Oil, Evening Primrose and Blue Mountain Sage Oil to help repair the skin; Organic Palm, Monoi and Moringa butters to hydrate; plus Japanese Licorice Root Extract and Manuka Honey to reduce irritation and fight infection.

This looks like a lotion but feels like a balm.  Once it’s applied, it almost feels like there is a barrier on your skin.  Skin is extremely soft and smooth but not sticky or wet feeling.  It doesn’t really smell like anything – just slightly clean smelling, I guess.

MST Heal Everything Balm - looks like a lotion, feels like a balm

All those great ingredients do lots of things – this balm is very soothing if your skin is irritated from the sun.  It definitely soothes dry skin and puts moisture back in, and it also protects it from the elements.  If your skin is irritated from waxing or shaving, this balm calms and reduces redness.  And it’s great to use over any weather burns and skin abrasions.

Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm is available at Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman NY and online at Miracle Skin Transformer and Nordstrom.

I am loving me some Heal Everything Balm, it really helps me keep my hands looking great despite my constant quest for inspiring flowers!  – Lisa

What a great combination of colors to really make your eyes *POP*

This is a gorgeous blush or lippie color...

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Votre Vu Baby Love set – can you say Ooh La La?

I know very little French but I do know two phrases “ooh la la” (is that French??) and “merci”. Both apply to my review of Votre Vu’s Baby Love Set. What a fabulous set this is and what a great Valentine’s Day gift this would be! Ooh la la. What you get is this adorable trio of products. 1 Amour D’Ore Petite, an all natural cocktail of 11 essential oils and vitamin e. Plus 2 le bebe Duette which are dual tubes of hand crème and lip balm. Ooh la la.

Votre Vu Baby Love set image from votrevu.com

I’ve known about le bebe Duette from Lisa for a while. I often go to her office to do some blog business and I’ve yet to walk in and not see her tube of Duette Luxe Lips and Tarte D’Amande Luxe Hand Crème on her desk. Plus without fail she picks it up and uses it at least once when I’m there.  While Lisa has the full size one I trump her because I now have 2 smaller sizes of this amazing product. Both have the amazing hand crème on the bottom. This rich cream melts into my hands quickly leaving them soft and supple. It has the amazing scent of an Almond Joy, I love Almond Joy! Therefore having this coconut and almond fragrance enhance my life is a joy in itself. Ooh la la!

Votre Vu hand cream

The bebe Duette also has the lip balms on the top. One tube has a clear lip balm with a luscious light coconut scent and the other (with the most adorable set of lips on it) has a very light framboise tinted and flavored lip balm. One for my desk, one for my purse. One for my purse, one for my nightstand. One for my nightstand, one for my husband to steal (not the framboise one though!).

Framboise tube

Votre Vu le bebe duette balms

Votre Vu framboise balm

If that’s not enough to tempt you, then how about the spray bottle of Amour D’Ore Petite? This is a jar of oil for your body. Oil for my body sounded like an anomaly to me. Why would I oil up my body if I’m not either going sunbathing or going up on stage to do my pole dances? (Oh wait, I don’t do either of those, especially sunbathing!) What this oil does is help moisturize my arms and legs. It’s wonderful right out of the shower while I’m slightly damp still. It dries down quickly and never leaves any oily residue. Since no one wears stockings anymore, this oil would be wonderful on your legs before going out to give them a movie star shine. (I see this all the time on Letterman!) It’s also recommended for after you’ve been in the sun to refresh the moisture in your skin and to spray it on your hair to shield it from the sun and harsh elements. I personally like it on hands too, especially on my cuticles. The light lemon fragrance is wonderful and doesn’t interfere with any other fragrance you might be wearing. Most of all, it’s the dry sheen that it gives that makes special. Double ooh la la!

Votre Vu Amour D’Ore Petite

You’ve read about my “ooh la la” so now how does “merci” fit in? I’ve got to send a “merci” to Votre Vu for letting me experience these amazing products. I didn’t have a clue until I used them just how much I would like them. I also have to send a “merci” to Lisa for her many raves about this line. I finally get it! And “merci” again to Votre Vu for making such amazing products!

This Baby Love set is specially priced at $49 through February 17th so you need to hurry and get this for your valentine but more importantly for yourself! — Marcia

 

3001-A – BÉBÉ DUETTE LUXE LIPS & HAND CRÈME 2-Pack

LUXE LIPS: PARAFFIN, CORN STARCH MODIFIED, MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA), ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), FRAGRANCE (PARFUM).

TARTE D’AMANDE: WATER (AQUA), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, HELIANTHUS ANNUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), DIMETHICONE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, SORBITAN STEARATE, STEARIC ACID, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, ALKYL ACRYLATES C10-C30 CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BENZOPHENONE-4, METHYLPARABEN, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BUTYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, ISOBUTYLPARABEN, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, COUMARIN, SODIUM CHLORIDE, YELLOW 6 (CI 15985).

 

3015 – AMOUR D’ORE Les Vitamines Pour Vous ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, DAUCUS CAROTA (CARROT) OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, LIMONENE, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL, CAMELLIA KISSI OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BETA-CAROTENE, RETINYL PALMITATE, LINALOOL, BHT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (SAINT JOHN´S WORT) OIL, CITRAL, BENZYL BENZOATE, TOCOPHEROL.

*PR sample