Masks of the month – Hada Labo Tokyo and ToGo Spa

I am a masker that’s all there is to it. Somewhere along the line I became enamored with masks of all kinds. Give me a sheet mask and I’m happy. Give me a mask in a tube or jar and I’m going to have a ball. I love what they do to my face and my spirits. They are a quick way for a pick-me-up and they have wonderful benefits. This month I’m featuring two mask companies that sent me masks that you need.

Eyes by ToGoSpa and Lips by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa and Lips by ToGoSpa

ToGoSpa masks aka Treatments have been favorites of mine for years. I have a collection of the Under Eye Treatments to use whenever I need some plumping and help with fine lines. There are now 4 versions of Eyes ToGoSpa but this was my first experience with the coconut ones.

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa

These masks have so many benefits:

  • Improves circulation and stimulates production of new, youthful skin cells.
  • Relaxes, calms, and pumps up moisture-retention levels to new heights.
  • De-puffs and reduces dark circles with skin-brightening ingredients.
  • Relieves irritation and redness calming compounds.
  • Minimizes pores with clarifying, cleansing oils.
  • Hydrates crepe-like skin and resurfaces fine lines.
Coconut EYES

Coconut EYES

Eyes by ToGoSpa in Coconut Eyes are probably the most hydrating of their eye collection. There are 3 masks in a package ($12.50 but $10 on Amazon) and are worth every cent. Using a pair before a night out is a delight. My wedding anniversary is coming up and I’ve saved one set to use that day to make my husband appreciate his “bride”. They call these their staycation masks since they’ve added Coconut Extract which gives this a tropical gentle aroma. Adding Allantoin helps with the moisturizing. I love how my under eye lines are softened and look rejuvenated for at least two days.

 

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Eyes by ToGoSpa

Not only did I save one of the eye treatments but I’ve also saved one  Lips by ToGoSpa to help make my lips look more kissable. So far ToGoSpa just has these in Coconut but I’m sure they’ll expand the line once everyone finds out how wonderful these are and the benefits of them.

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa are perfect for date night or everyday use. They help with dry lips or chapped lips as well as making your lips look fuller and more moisturized. I’ve used them prior to wearing a matte lipstick and noticed a nice difference since my liplines weren’t as prominent and my lips looked plumper. Give yourself 20 minutes and you’ll appreciate the combination of natural high-density marine collagen, enzymes, amino acids, natural marine minerals, trace elements, proteins and vitamins.

COCONUT LIPS – Purified Water, Chitosan, Sea Algae Extract, Collagen, Coconut Extract, Cellulose, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vegetable Glycerin, Allantoin, Lavender Oil

These are activated by your body temperature and shortly after application you’ll feel them getting softer and more pliable. The nutrients are stored in the lip mask and release as you are lying comfortably savoring your spa experience.

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa

Lips by ToGoSpa contain hyaluronic acid, vitamins C & E, are cruelty free, and contain no dyes or parabens. You really will love what these can do for your lips. In the warmer weather I’m going to put them in the refrigerator before using.

I can’t forget about a sheet mask and like to do one on a weekend morning. Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask is making my special time a great ME time. I have long used several products from Hada Labo Tokyo and think it’s a great line. I often recommend their hydrators and moisturizer. Well now I can recommend their Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask too.

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

There are 4 masks in the box so you’ve got weeks of pleasure using them. When I’m looking at anti-aging products I’m always thrilled to see Hyaluronic Acid as a main ingredient. These have “super” hyaluronic acid so I’m especially thrilled about that. “Proprietary combination of 3 types of Hyaluronic Acid.  Powerful hydrator and skin plumper that provides multi-layer, long-lasting moisture to restore and strengthen skin’s natural hydrating levels.”

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

This is a cotton fiber mask that is absolutely loaded with serum. They say they use a full bottle (0.7 oz) to help with hydration and firmness. Each mask is very wet so I wear a nightgown or old tee shirt when I’m going to use one. They don’t drip down my face but I like to lie down to keep all that goodness on my face. Keep it on for 10 – 15 minutes and don’t rinse after. You may want moisturizer and sunscreen but you’ve got your dose of serum to spread around your face already.

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

Hada Labo Tokyo Ultimate Anti-Aging Facial Mask

I think this set of 4 masks is very reasonably priced at $14.99 but even better is that Target and Amazon have them for $7.39 which is the best price ever. Recommended use is 1 to 3 times per week, my use has been once a week. I’m very happy that these are fragrance free.

As a mask aficionado I’ve just shared with you 3 of my favorites. If you haven’t used these yet, I’m not sure what you are waiting for!!  —  Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration which my face is thankful for

*affiliate links used

 

 

 

 

 

 

New life for aging lips and eyes with Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

Kleraderm Caviar

The best part of my blogging career? Testing products that make such a difference I am beyond excited to tell you about them. Today is one of those extremely rewarding days because the Kleraderm Infinite Beauty line is truly something to shout about! I’ve raved about Kleraderm for a long time, but I think these products are the greatest ones Kleraderm has ever launched. This line is the result of nine years of intense research and development and the doctors at Kleraderm feel they have definitely unlocked the secrets to true anti-age.

PR samples

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty

One of my favorite lines from Kleraderm was the NEOGENESIS (Neo=NEW and Genesis=Life) line, which was created with stem cells from vegetable plants. This is rather complicated but stick with me: Kleraderm found that stem cells from vegetable plants are the only ones that actually work when are using stem cell therapy in skin care. All stem cells are created with coded DNA, which tells the stem cell what it will be when it grows up, such as skin, organs, hair, etc.

When created, vegetable stem cells have DNA, but for a very short while that DNA is not coded. That is when Kleraderm harvests the stem cells, and through cellular rhythm it actually codes the DNA to be nothing but skin cells. Definitely AMAZING!!

Kleraderm felt that the next step was to figure out how to get the stem cells deep enough through the skin without using injections. Their doctors found that hyaluronic acid has low molecular weight and is not only what our bodies produce, but also an excellent vehicle to drive stem cells deep down through the skin which allows the vegetable stem cells to interact with our own body’s stem cells. Vegetable stem cells (VSC) are survivors that teach our stem cells where to feed and guide them to the top layer of skin, where all stem cells arrive healthy, nourished and full of life. Subsequently, skin becomes radiant and begins to glow as a  youthful appearance starts to take over skin.

The Neogenesis line was a result of all of this scientific research.  The research continued and after Neogenesis was created the Kleraderm doctors found that when caviar was added to Neogenesis the combination was truly outstanding. Basically, Neogenesis gives our skin cells life and the caviar replenishes lost nourishment to skin. These are the issues that cause premature aging, slower production of cell life and cells arriving to top layer of skin in terrible condition along with discoloration.

With depleted nourishment, our stem cells only know to stop at the basal layer to feed on their way up to top layer; the basal layer becomes older and cannot offer the good wholesome nourishment as it once did when we were younger. VSC leads our stem cells to other areas to feed on their way up, and VSC can awaken semi-dead stem cells on the top layer of skin.

Ultimately, it as if we can grow a new top layer of skin!

Kleraderm combined the two most powerful weapons against premature aging and created “Infinite Beauty” which includes four items to transform skin into a youthful paradise. I was lucky enough to test two of the products:  the Caviar Eye-Lip Cream ($115) and the Caviar Beauty Eye Serum ($125).

Kleraderm Caviar Antiaging Cream

Kleraderm Neogenesis Eye and Lip Cream

Kleraderm Caviar Eye and Lip Cream

The Infinite Beauty Eye + Lip cream is a creamy moisturizer that minimizes fine lines and wrinkles around both the eye and lip area. It doesn’t taste like anything so it’s great for lips and boy does it make a difference in those awful vertical lines!! It also lightens and smooths out skin discoloration. I use this every morning and every night on my lips and also use it on my eyes – eyelids and under eye – over the Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum.

Kleraderm Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

Kleraderm Infinite Beauty Caviar Eye Serum

The Infinite Beauty Eye Serum is a really terrific eye treatment that reduces puffiness and darkness around eye area – I had excellent, noticeable results in just a few days. This serum replenishes lost collagen, making the under eye area firmer and smoother looking. I’ve tested tons and tons of eye products and this is one of the most impressive I have ever come across.

Do yourself (and your lips and eyes!) a huge favor and check out the Infinite Beauty line at Kleraderm. I can’t wait to try out the other two products from this line – Caviar Anti-Aging Serum and Caviar Anti-Aging Cream.  – Lisa

*sent for editorial consideration.  These products are available only on kleradermusa.com

10 Budget Friendly Back-to-School Beauty Essentials

Whether you or your kids are going back to school or off to college, it’s the perfect time of year to find deals on essential beauty products.  The Meijer Beauty team challenged me to find my top back-to-school picks, and it was gratifying to see my must-have bath, body and color items with wonderful prices.  Considering I work in a high school and have kids in both college and middle school, I am all about finding the best products at the right price.  Drumroll please…my top ten recommendations for essential (and budget friendly) back-to-school products.

Soap for school:  J.R. Watkins Foaming Hand Soap and I love...Coconut & Cream Shower Gel

Soap for school: J.R. Watkins Foaming Hand Soap and I love…Coconut & Cream Bubble Bath and Shower Cream

1.  J.R. Watkins Foaming Hand Soap ($4.99, I got it at Meijer for $4.49)  The reason I first bought this hand soap was for the awesome vintage label.  The reason I keep buying it?  It’s excellent foaming hand soap, especially for the price.  The soap in public buildings like schools is usually pretty rough stuff, I wash my hands all the time.  My solution is to bring my own.  I keep this soap in my office, and it would fit nicely into a locker.  I like the Aloe and Green Tea scent as a real mood enhancer to help get the school year off right.

2.  I love…Coconut & Cream Bubble Bath and Shower Cream ($7.29)  This British brand is soooo good…doesn’t the packaging look like the Philosophy bottles?  I actually prefer the I love… brand, and it is so much more affordable.  I start my day with a shower then end it with a bubble bath, and the Coconut & Cream scent takes me right back onto vacation.

Necessities for school

Necessities for school

3.  Goody 50 piece Ouchless No Metal Elastics ($2.19, but I got mine at Meijer for $1.10!)  The perfect way to hide morning bedhead is with a ponytail or bun…and these Ouchless Elastics don’t snag, pull, or break hair strands.

4.  Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream Kiss ($3.99)  This super cute lip butter has only been available in the U.S. for about a year, and I am so happy it’s easily found now!  It has great slip and keeps lips soft and moist, plus it tastes like caramel toffee.  Yum.

5.  Meijer Hand Sanitizer ($1.19)  This is simply a must-have for purses and backpacks.  You never know who was sitting in that desk or what nose they were picking…eewwwwww.

Perfect colors for back to school!

Perfect colors for back to school!

Nudes and deep pinks

Nudes and berries

6.  Cover Girl Bombshell Volume by Lashblast Mascara ($9.39)  I think this is the best drugstore mascara out there.  One end is the base coat, which gives definition and length perfect for casual days.  When I want more oomph – and I mean fantastic oomph – I use the other end, the intensifying top coat.  This side darkens lashes and provides mega-drama without any flakes or smearing.

Physician's Formula Nude Eyes

Physician’s Formula Nude Eyes

Nude Eyes - gorgeous.

Nude Eyes – gorgeous.

7.  Physician’s Formula Nude Eyes ($9.99, but I got mine at Meijer for an incredible $6.99)  I am loving neutral, nude eyes with berry cheeks for the fall, and this nude eyeshadow palette is to die for.  Is it reminding you of the Urban Decay Naked2 palette?  Yup, me too, but this is way cheaper with the same quality.  Use these shadows dry or wet for more intensity, and keep the palette sitting out because the packaging is stunning.

Maybelline Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose

Maybelline Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose

8.  Maybelline Hi-Lighting Blush in Pink Rose ($8.29)  Just check out the gorgeousness of this mosaic highlighter/blush.  The soft, creamy shades can be used alone, but I like to swirl a big brush over the whole thing for a beautiful berry glow on my cheeks.

Nicole by OPI mani and pedi shades for school

Nicole by OPI mani and pedi shades for school

9 and 10.  Nicole by OPI Nail Polish in Sing You Like a Bee and Cocoa a Gogo ($5.99 each)  Going back to school is an awesome reason to treat yourself to a manicure and a pedicure, and these two shades are perfect for a nude and berry combo.

Sing You Like a Bee

Sing You Like a Bee

Sing You Like a Bee is from the Carrie Underwood collection.  This is a gorgeous sheer white with golden shimmers.  It is a beautiful shimmery nude look by itself, and it makes a perfect top layer over pretty much any color.

Cocoa a Gogo

Cocoa a Gogo

Cocoa a Gogo is a shimmery chocolate-brown that I love for pedicures…and it is the perfect color for transitioning into cool days and cozy nights by the fire.  Even better, it smells like cinnamon!

Not only are these ten products essentials, it also costs less than $55 to purchase them all at Meijer.  Get your style on for back to school and save money too!

Be sure to check out MeijerStyle.com the last week in August for a post with links to lots of blogger Back-to-School articles – one lucky person who comments on the MeijerStyle.com post will receive a gift basket of Back-to-School/Back-to-College products.  – Lisa

*products reviewed courtesty of Meijer, opinions and selection of items all my own!

Get your Valentine on with Lush Neon Love

Nobody does gift sets like Lush and their Neon Love Valentine’s Day set ($39.95) doesn’t disappoint. Everything is flirty, fruity, fresh, and fun…sounds like a perfect Valentine’s Day to me! This box is full of possibilities for a wild romantic night.

Lush Neon Love Set

Lush Neon Love Set

All the good stuff inside...

All the good stuff inside…

opening with excitement...

opening with excitement…

and here are the goodies!

and here are the goodies!

Lush Neon Love is a bright, festive set that you will want to share with that significant other … and trust me all of the bath, shower, and body products are meant to be shared and the collection is built for ‘getting a little’. Or maybe getting a lot!

Red Fun

Red Fun

Inside the Red Fun...

Inside the Red Fun…

Red Fun is full of possibilities. It’s bubbles for your bath, soap for your shower, shampoo for your hair … or you could just do a little interpretive clay modeling with it. Spell out flirty messages to one another or build an Eiffel Tower. Then wash one another with it. Great stuff that smells orangey and clean.

BubbleGum Lip Scrub

Bubble Gum Lip Scrub

fruity exfoliation for your lips

fruity exfoliation for your lips

Get your lips free of flakes and kissably soft with the Bubble Gum Lip Scrub. This is a super fun pink sugar scrub that tastes absolutely delicious. Rub it over lips with just a touch of water and the sugar exfoliates while the jojoba oil moisturizes. You don’t even have to rinse, you can lick off the excess for a sweet treat … then get on to some even sweeter making out.

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie

a shower smoothie you will want to share

a shower smoothie you will want to share

I am not always a fan of rose scented products but I truly love the Turkish Delight Shower Smoothie. Smooth it all over your body in the shower and wonderful oils and hydrating butters cleanse and soften skin. This delightful pot of dreaminess is full of aphrodisiac jasmine and Turkish rose, smoothing almond oil, moisturizing cocoa butter and neroli. This is a really decadent product that definitely makes partnering up in the shower extremely enjoyable.

From Dusk til Dawn...get the point?

From Dusk til Dawn…get the point?

The From Dusk ‘Til Dawn Massage Bar just cracks me up. It is anything but subtle. If you are hoping to go from dusk til dawn, this pointy massage bar will keep those muscles loose and smelling great with Sicilian lemon and sweet wild orange oil.

The star of the set, Neon Love Soap

The star of the set, Neon Love Soap

And finally, the real star of the set, the Neon Love Soap. This is a new soap made just for Valentine’s Day and it is beautiful inside and out. Ingredients include passion fruit juice for cleansing and soya yogurt for softening the skin. It also has bergamot, rosewood, and cinnamon for a spicy but sweet scent that is gorgeous. Inside each love-inscribed soap are little white soaps that are beautiful and romantic. It was love at first sight (and smell) for me.

no one can resist the cute little hidden white hearts!

no one can resist the cute little hidden white hearts!

The Lush Neon Love set is perfect for bath and body product lovers. Get your Valentine on and check this out!  – Lisa

*pr samples

Lisa from Beauty Info Zone visits her fantasy Desert Island

My fellow Beauty Spotlight bloggers have banished me to a desert island, and I can only bring 12 products (with sunscreen and lip balm already generously provided).  Ok, it’s my fantasy so I am going to let you know up front I am NOT going alone. Nope, on my trip to a deserted island I am accompanied by JOE.

One sniff of Lavanila Vanilla Coconut and I am here.  With Joe.

Here’s my deserted island. And here is Joe.

Joe and I are going to be spending a LOT of time together so I kept that in mind when selecting my twelve items.  Here’s what I am packing for my romantic retreat… I mean desert island experience.

1. Beautisol Dark Self Tanner ($39):  I’m not going to tan in the sun, but a tan makes you look thinner, healthier, and it covers so many flaws!!  Before hanging out with Joe, I am first going to slather myself from head to toe with self tanner. Beautisol Dark Self Tanner is my go-to for a full body tan.

Beautisol Summer Glow Dark Tan

2. MAC Blot Powder ($24):  I live in fear of walking around with a shiny nose so I always have this with me.  It’s the perfect pressed powder.

MAC Blot Powder

MAC Blot Powder

3. It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer  ($24):  It’s full coverage, it’s waterproof, and it covers my dark undereye circles beautifully.  Joe and I may be staying up REALLY late at night, but it won’t show under my eyes!

Bye Bye Under Eye

Bye Bye Under Eye

4. MAC Paint Pot in Painterly ($18.50):  I am quite sure I’m not going to be doing full eye makeup on a desert island, but MAC’s Paint Pot in Painterly is my go-to for a clean, finished eye look in seconds.  This creamy eyeshadow dries down quickly and stays all day, and it never creases or cakes on me.

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly

5. Paula’s Choice Gentle Touch Makeup Remover ($12.95):  I need a cleanser, cause there is no way I am going to get stuck with a blemish on this trip! This is the very best makeup remover I have ever found. It’s super gentle so it doesn’t irritate the eyes, but at the same time it removes even the most stubborn makeup. Another plus – it has anti-irritants that help reduce puffiness.

Paula's Choice Gentle Makeup Remover

Paula’s Choice Gentle Makeup Remover

6. VENNeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment ($85):  I have issues with hereditary vertical wrinkle lines around my lips – and this stuff truly reduces their appearance. I’m not going anywhere without it.

VENNeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment

VENNeffect Anti-Aging Lip Treatment

7. Besame Sweetheart Balm in Cherry ($18):  I can’t believe I am picking a lip gloss that’s in a pot – sticking sandy fingers into lip gloss doesn’t sound good at all. But I just adore the unbelievable slip and texture of this gloss and the color is simply perfect with tanned skin.

Besame Sweetheart Balm

Besame Sweetheart Balm – Cherry is second from the left

8. Sugar Works Body Gloss in Tybee Island Beach Cottage ($12.95):  I love their body oil, it leaves skin super moist but not wet, and the scent really becomes one with your body so it seems like you just naturally smell that way. This scent is described as “Sun, the ocean, warm sand, beach grass, wild beach flowers, a touch of suntan oil.” For sure Joe won’t be able to keep his hands off me.

Sugar Works Body Gloss

Sugar Works Body Gloss

9. Beach Day Spray by Unite ($29.95):  This is the best spray for that wavy, beachy look because it smells amazing and doesn’t leave your air-dried hair crunchy.

Life's a Beach Day

Life’s a Beach Day

10. Whatever Lola Wants from the Lippmann Collection ($17):  This is my most favorite summer nail color of all time. It’s a beautiful shimmery lilac/lavender/pink and it looks especially amazing in the sun. This color makes me feel cute and sexy all at the same time.

Whatever Lola Wants

Whatever Lola Wants

11.  Body Glide from Athleta ($8):  This is a terrific way to prevent blisters on your feet and chafing around sports bras, plus it does extra duty moisturizing dry, cracked skin. You can insert your own joke about how with Body Glide I won’t have to worry about chafed thighs.

Body Glide

Body Glide

12.  My Poipu hat from Athleta:  I LOVE this sun hat. It has a nice foldable brim that is perfect for shading your eyes, but isn’t so big you bump into things as you walk. Squish it into your beach bag, and it pops right back into shape when you put it on.  It’s on sale now too for only $29.99 – sheesh, I paid $54 for mine!! You can find the hat HERE.

Poipu Hat

Poipu Hat

There’s my list! I’d invite you along, but Joe and I are in some serious need of ‘alone time’.  Aloha!  – Lisa

What do you say, Joe...are you ready to go to that deserted island with me??

What do you say, Joe…are you ready to go to that deserted island with me?

*several items were PR samples, others were personally purchased

The Lip System for Men by Lani B

The Lip System for Men by Lani B

Why is it that women get all the cool products?  We get the cute packaging, the innovative products, and the smart solutions to everyday issues like chapped lips.  What do men get?  Pretty much just Old Spice and Chapstick.  Well, not anymore!  Lani B has come up with a smartly packaged, practical but also bathroom counter-worthy product that your man will really love.

Manly yes...but I like it too!

 The Lani B Lip System for Men ($40) has two items:  The Lip Exfoliant and the Lip Conditioner.  Sold separately,  you would pay $46 but together it’s $40, so it’s a nice deal.

 

 The Lip Exfoliant is the first step of your man’s journey to flake-free, super soft lips.  It’s made with coarse sugar that he rubs over his lips, along with a little bit of water to help the lip scrubbing process.

Gotta love lip products that also taste good...

 Here’s what it looks like in the jar.  When my husband tried it for the first time, he actually purposely ate a bit of this!  (Of course, he also always touches the stove to make sure it’s hot, so I wasn’t very surprised.)  He said it tastes sweet and minty – not something you’d want to eat a bunch of, but it helps if a lip product has a nice taste to it.

Simple, pure ingredients

The ingredients are simple, not complicated with big scientific names.

The Lip Conditioner

 Also included is a jar of The Lip Conditioner.  After exfoliating, your man applies this manly lip balm and his lips are kissing soft.

Good advice!
Manly enough for him to want to use….

 The Lip Conditioner is an emollient balm that really does keep lips soft and smooth.  And it is just manly enough for him to be comfortable using it.

If you have a man who needs some help in the lip department, Lani B’s Lip System for Men is wonderful answer.  The products are really cute (but in a masculine way!) and the set is a very nice deal.  Check it out, your man (or you!!) will be very happy.  – Lisa

*pr sample 

YBF – your lips’ best friend

My newest skincare find has a very appropriate name, or acronym of a name. It’s YBF which stands for Your Best Face. YBF is the collaboration of two interesting minds: Darrell Owens the principal formulator and Kimberley Fristed the beauty behind the scenes. Their dream was to create a skincare line that was the absolute best in anti-aging. Their goal was to use technology to create formulas that aren’t thick or heavy but ones that are deeply concentrated lightweight formulas to help us grow old gracefully.

I’ve been using several of their products and today I’m sharing the ones that have been helping my lips. Getting old sucks – truly – it sucks the moisture out of your (or my) lips. Even Angelina will one day not have the same smooth lips she now has. Softer looking lips look fuller and smoother. YBF Define is a lip care anti-age creation that helps brighten and contour your lips for a more pronounced fullness. It can be used day or night. You just take a small amount and massage it into your lips. This isn’t a stinging plumper, it’s a cream that’s loaded with botanicals and peptides to improve the quality of your lips. I prefer to use it during the day since it brings some natural color to my lips but it doesn’t sting like lip plumpers do. There is a slight mintiness to it. The first few days I used Define I had some peeling of my lips. I thought I was having a reaction to it but by the third day I realized I was just sloughing off the dead skin. It wasn’t painful, my lips didn’t feel chapped; it was just a natural exfoliation. I now have none of that happening.


Here’s a before:

Here’s an after:

Quench is the name of YBF’s lip balm. It contains Vitamin E, meadowfoam and blueberry seed oils to improve fullness. After this harsh winter and the constantly changing temperatures I enjoy using Quench especially when I’m home and not in lipstick wearing mode. I keep it by my computer but I’d love to have more all over my house. This also has a light peppermint touch to it from the peppermint and clementine oils used in the formula. The tingle is slight for me, I only really notice it the first time I use it during the day. It doesn’t have a fragrance which is what I personally prefer. My husband has a bunch of Chapsticks around the house and I can’t tolerate the feel of them on my lips (no offense to anyone who likes them).  I love that there’s no greasy or waxy feeling when I use Quench.


YBF can be found on two websites: The Skincare Store and Truth in Aging. Both of these stores ship internationally.

I really need both of these products and I need to use them on a regular basis. I know I don’t take the best care of my lips compared to the rest of my skincare regimen but with YBF’s Define and Quench I’m definitely improving. It’s time for all of us to take as good care of our lips as we do our eyes and this is the perfect beginning. — Marcia