Improve your kissing with Michael Todd Intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Winter brings me two unwanted problems  –  dry hands that need constant moisture and dry lips that need extra moisture. I’m working on both of these problems often but they can be hard to solve. I needed help and Michael Todd came to my rescue by sending their INTENSIVE CREAM LIP TREATMENT my way. This wonderful cream is not a lip balm, it’s a treatment which is why it’s so effective.

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

I use intensive cream lip treatment when I’m home. It lives in my house so that I won’t go through it too quickly. As soon as my teeth are brushed and my vitamins taken, on goes this lip treatment. At night before I get in bed, on goes this lip treatment. I have lip balms all over my house and use those too but those aren’t what I attribute my better feeling and looking lips to.

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Pull off the lavender top and you’ll find this slanted tip that helps smooth the cream on. It’s cooling on my lips and the cream glides on. It’s good to then massage it in circular motions. Make this baby work for you! There’s a tiny bit of tingle at first but it’s gone within a minute. It’s nothing that hurts but I do notice it at first.

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Michael Todd intensive Cream Lip Treatment

Let’s talk about what makes this so successful. Three ingredients have the most effect on this treatment. 1.  Soluble Collagen 2.  Actimp™ 3.  Hyaluronic Acid.

Infused Collagen helps plump and smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and works from the inside out.

Actimp™ is the one you haven’t heard about. It’s a peptide made from Sweet white Lupine Flower which not only has skincare benefits but also helps collagen do its job. Extracted peptides from the Lupine flower are clinically validated to strengthen the dermal-epidermal junction restoring elasticity & firmness while healing & repairing through an increase in collagen & elastin production and a decrease in damaging enzymes.

Hyluronic Acid is my favorite ingredient and I’m always happy to find it in my skincare. It attracts water to the skin’s surface and delivers nourishing hydration to skin’s outer layers.

The more moisture the better.

Mally H3 lip gloss on my Michael Todd Intensive Cream Lip Treatment treated lips

Mally H3 lip gloss on my Michael Todd Intensive Cream Lip Treatment treated lips

While this gem is on the expensive side ($48) it’s worth it to keep your lips in kissing condition. Pampering your lips with something other than a beautiful lipstick is worth a little indulgence. Your lips will thank you and so will your kissing partner.  — Marcia

*sent for editorial consideration

 Ingredient list:

Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Olea Europaea (Organic Olive) Fruit Oil, Organic Extracts of Lavandula x Intermedia (Organic Lavender) Flower, Aspalathus Linearis (Organic Rooibos) Leaf, Calendula Officinalis (Organic Calendula) Flower,Aphanizomenon Flos Aquae (Organic Blue Green Algae), Punica Granatum (Organic Pomegranate) Seed, Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic Jojoba) Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Glycerin (and) Butylene Glycol (and) Aqua [water] (and) Carbomer (and) Polysorbate-20 (and) Palmitoyl Oligopeptide (and) Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3 [Matrixyl 3000®],), Hydrolized Lupine Protein (Actimp®), Stearic Acid, Ubiquinone (CoQ10) , Tocopheryl Acetate Tocopherol, C12-15 AlkylBenzoate, Flavor, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Collagen, Oenothera Biennis (Organic Evening Primrose) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Organic Lavender) Distillate, Glycerin (and) Water [Aqua] (and) Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin (and) PalmitoylTripeptide-38 [Matrixyl® Synthe6], Acetyl hexapeptide-3 [Argireline®], Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Xanthan Gum.

 

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Deluxe on EVINE Live!

Michael-todd-soniclear-elite-deluxe-evine-liveWhat perfect timing! The wonderful Michael Todd Soniclear Elite Deluxe is going to be on EVINE Live starting now (10 p.m. EST 11/3) through 9:59 p.m. EST on 11/4. Why do I think it’s perfect timing? Because this is a great price on a great tool that will make someone very happy if you gift this to them. My Soniclear is being used daily whether it’s in my shower or at my sink and helping to exfoliate and cleanse my skin better than ever. Happily there are now 5 colors available so you can match your bathroom or find a favorite color. Plus today’s special comes with many extras so it makes it worth even more.

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite

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Michael Todd Soniclear Elite (look for the C-Boost button)

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite (look for the C-Boost button)

“Michael Todd is premiering their Soniclear Elite Deluxe on EVINE Live and evine.com featuring a special Michael Todd Today’s Top Value – EVINE Live’s best value of the day!
If you aren’t familiar with the Soniclear Elite, it will refresh and revive the look of tired skin with its sonic-powered, antimicrobial brush heads. The complete body, pedi and face system with an optional C-Boost™ Technology mode, make this “youth machine” the go-to cleansing and exfoliating tool for all skin types. Especially suited for aging skin to slough off dead dulling skin cells while deep cleaning the pores of dirty and makeup for a refreshed appearance and a more radiant complexion.

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Great for gifting, Soniclear Elite Deluxe will be offered in eight different colors! The Deluxe set can be yours for less than $129 plus S&H and will include:
* Soniclear Elite Sonic Powered Skin Cleansing System with C-Boost™ Technology, Charging Stand and Power Adapter
* Antimicrobial Face Brush Head
* Antimicrobial Body Brush Head
* Pedi Treatment Head
* Shower Extension Arm
* Hard Shell Travel Case
* Shower Caddy
This special price is good for a limited time through 9:59pm ET 11/4/15.

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Michael Todd is premiering their Soniclear Elite Deluxe on EVINE Live and evine.com on 11/3 at 10pm and 11pm ET and 11/4 at 4am, 5am, 6am, 10am, 2pm and 7pm ET.
Tune in to watch the show live on evine.com or find EVINE Live on your local station. You can also buy it now or shop all Michael Todd products on EVINE Live.”

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When it comes to cleansing systems Michael Todd Soniclear Elite does the job

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite

The number one rule to feeling and being beautiful is to take care of your skin. Every magazine article you read about beauty stresses that and so do we at Beauty Info Zone. We always remind you about using sunscreen, removing every bit of your makeup each night, and using the best products you can afford that are right for your skintype. We try to share a good variety of products in different price ranges. One of the better ways you can take care of your skin is with the proper cleansers and system. I’m here to recommend the MICHAEL TODD SONICLEAR ELITE since it’s keeping my entire body in great shape. When this was sent I couldn’t figure out how it was different than the original Michael Todd Soniclear that was sitting on my bathroom counter waiting for me every night. Then I used it and saw the difference.

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite with facial brush

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite with facial brush

The Soniclear Elite is a rechargeable Sonic Control Handle with C-Boost Collagen Technology. Inside the box you’ll find the charging cradle, handle with non-slip grips, an antibacterial face brush and an antibacterial body brush. Sounds almost the same so far. The difference lies in the C-Boost button. Press that when using the Soniclear and you’re adding a stimulating pulse/massage to the action. This C-Boost is designed to stimulate circulation to the cell renewal process and flush age accelerating pollutants from the skin.

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite (look for the C-Boost button)

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite (look for the C-Boost button on the right)

Michael Todd Antibacterial Body brush and face brush

Michael Todd Antibacterial Body brush and face brush

While you won’t take the charger into the shower with you, it’s perfectly safe to take the handle with the brushes. The shower (or bath) is the perfect place to use the body attachment but it’s also great for the facial one. They actually sell a Shower Caddy for you to hang it up in your shower since you don’t need to charge this daily.

There are three speeds on this system (I’m describing the C-Boost here but there are three speeds on both of their models). As with any product I always recommend starting slow which is Low Speed. This is suggested to be used by people with fragile skin and delicate enough for sensitive skin conditions. When you are on low speed you’ll see both of the red lights blinking. Once you like that then move to Medium Speed (the top right light will blink) which is intended for those of us with normal skin. You can use this once or twice a day without worry. When you really need some extra power after a heavy makeup or workout day, switch to High Speed (bottom red light blinking). Pressing the C-Boost button will stimulate the massage action.

Michael Todd Soniclear chart for both standard cleaning and C-Boost cleaning

Michael Todd Soniclear chart for both standard cleaning and C-Boost cleaning

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite

Michael Todd Soniclear Elite

What I haven’t talked about is the great brushes that you’ll use with these. Michael Todd created ANTI-BACTERIAL BRUSHES that last longer and are more sanitary. These will last a good 6 months if used on a regular basis. The built-in LIFE antimicrobial protection keeps brushes fresher and cleaner. They reduce bacteria by 99.9% compared to a brush on different systems.

The Michael Todd Soniclear Elite will be cleansing and gently exfoliating your skin when you use it on a regular basis as well as stimulating collagen production. If you’ve never used a sonic cleansing machine you’ll wonder why not after trying this. For people like me with large pores it’s a miracle. Now for something fun… on Amazon ($160) you have your choice of three colors. It comes in the original lavender like mine, Cotton Candy which is the prettiest bright pink and Mint Dream, a piece of teal heaven.  What color are you choosing when you buy this? — Marcia

 

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Here’s a little extra information

  • Clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of bacteria after 24 hours compared to untreated control
  • Water proof with 6 speed settings & 2 brush heads for customizable experience
  • Automatic timer standardizes cleansing experience for consistent results
  • Sonic powered sweeping motion stays within safe range of natural elasticity
  • Clinically validated to be up to 6 times more effective than cleansing with hands alone
  • Replace antimicrobial brushes every 6 months verses competitor’s every 3 months
    C-BoostTM Collagen Technology
  • Clinically validated to improve the appearance of fine lines by 84% in 8 weeks
  • Clinically validated to improve skin firmness by 70% in 8 weeks
  • Clinically validated to improve skin texture by 91% in 8 weeks michael todd sonic elite information

 

Makeup Wars with Voloom, Soniclear and Conair Infiniti Pro

This time around Makeup Wars is talking Beauty Tech Tools. I’ve decided to introduce 3 new ones that I’ve been lovingly using. I’ve repeated others so many times that it’s time to recommend some that you’d love to own or even give as gifts this upcoming holiday season. These were provided to me by the companies for review but they didn’t make me love them, that’s my own!

MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS SONICLEAR

Michael Todd True Organics Soniclear

Michael Todd True Organics Soniclear

What you get with Soniclear is a cleansing machine for face and body. It comes with two different size brushes unlike more expensive machines that are only for the face or even more expensive ones that do both. This covers it all while being deep cleaning and gentle to your skin.

Michael Todd Soniclear

Michael Todd Soniclear

Soniclear has 6 speeds so you can find the one that best suits your needs. When you use this with your cleansers you’ll find that the serums and moisturizers you use after absorb more efficiently into your skin.

Michael Todd Soniclear brush for face

Michael Todd Soniclear brush for face

What makes the brush on Soniclear so unique is that it has exclusive built-in LIFE antimicrobial product protection. One of the biggest complaints with Clarisonic is keeping the brush fresh. That’s not a problem now that Michael Todd True Organics has credited the Soniclear. The innovation of the brush keeps it bacteria and odor free. This is a true sonic machine, it doesn’t just spin or vibrate to cleanse, it uses true sonic technology.  You’ll want this on your holiday wishlist for sure.

INFINITI PRO by CONAIR 3Q BRUSHLESS MOTOR DRYER

INFINITI PRO by CONAIR 3Q BRUSHLESS MOTOR DRYER

INFINITI PRO by CONAIR 3Q BRUSHLESS MOTOR DRYER

At some time in your life I’m sure you’ve owned a Conair hair dryer. I know I’ve owned many. But nothing I’ve tried from Conair has come close to this Infiniti Pro 3Q dryer. It is the most technologically forward machine they’ve created.

INFINITI PRO by CONAIR INIFINIT PRO3Q BRUSHLESS MOTOR DRYER

INFINITI PRO by CONAIR INIFINIT PRO3Q BRUSHLESS MOTOR DRYER

3Q stands for Quick, Quiet, Quality and I am here to tell you that they got that right. The hair dryer dries my hair very quickly giving it less time to become frizzy. It dries equivalent to a 2000 Watt machine. It’s not noisy and it’s not heavy; all big assets. It has Titanium Ceramic Technology which uses infrared heat to gently blow dry your hair. The ionic technology helps reduce frizz and enhance shine.

Conair Infiniti Pro switches

Conair Infiniti Pro switches

I love the way the controls are situated since I don’t accidentally change them when using the dryer. It has 3 heat and 2 styling speeds as well as a cool shot to help set your hair. It comes with both a concentrator attachment and a diffuser attachment. My last dryer only had the concentrator so I had to try to find a diffuser that would fit it. Not always easy.

Conair Infiniti Pro 3Q attachments

Conair Infiniti Pro 3Q attachments

This retails for $139 but I’ve found it for both $119 and $99 (Walmart) which makes it a good price point for a special lady’s gift.

VOLOOM

Voloom

Voloom

The Voloom is the newest and most interesting hair styler on the market. If you have midlength or longer hair then this is the tool you want to banish the flatness and add oomph as you do.

Voloom wafflelike plates

Voloom wafflelike plates

It looks like a crimping iron but it’s not going to give you that old style hair unless you want it. Instead it’s for creating more volume in the underlayers of your hair. Pin up the top of your hair, then use the fast acting unit to create layers. You don’t leave it on very long, I count to 5 and release, then move down and repeat. On my current shoulder length hair I use it only 3 times but when my hair was longer I used it about 4 times per side. When you are done, unpin your top layers and let them cover the work you’ve done. What you end up with is volume and smoothness. It lasts for about 2 days for me. I can also use it on second day hair as a way to perk it up. With that I use a heat protectant, let it dry and then follow the same procedure above.

Voloom

Voloom

When you buy the Voloom HERE you’ll also get a heat protection case, a teasing brush and 3 clips that are perfect for holding up your hair. This is the gift for the girl who loves styling her hair yet seems to have it all. They don’t have the VOLOOM but they’ll love it once they do.

What are your favorite tech items for beauty? You can learn more with my fellow bloggers on today’s Makeup Wars. – Marcia

Glossybox’s Happy Holiday December box

Happy Holiday Glossybox

Happy Holiday Glossybox

I received the December 2013 Glossybox just as the year was ending and it was a wonderful way to end the year. I love surprises which is why I’m such a fan of subscription boxes. Glossybox was the first exciting box to come on the scene and it remains that way after all of this time.

contents of the December 2013 Glossybox

contents of the December 2013 Glossybox

Glossybox includes 5 items in almost all of their boxes. While not all items are full size, they don’t include anything small. You don’t end up with one or two uses from anything they include. There are deluxe size samples which will provide weeks worth of use.

The December box had 3 items that are skincare and body care and 2 items that are cosmetic. On to the delight of these treasures.

Glossybox skin and body

Glossybox skin and body

Anatomicals body cleanser

Anatomicals body cleanser

ANATOMICALS You Need a Blooming Shower is a Body Cleanser that is 5 oz. The full size is 10 oz. so this is a very large sample size. The fragrance of this is pretty strong since it’s a mix of rose and jasmine scents. It contains aloe vera and witch hazel. It’s meant to be both relaxing and refreshing.

full size pumpkin mask

full size pumpkin mask

MICHAEL TODD TRUE ORGANICS Pumpkin Mask is a product that I’ve loved for a long time. (Lisa recently reviewed it on Beauty Info Zone.) This is also a deluxe sample that will last you for a long time since you just don’t need that much. This mask is great for unclogging pores and dissolving impurities. I’ll never complain finding something from Michael Todd in a subscription box.

Naoboy Oxygenating Cream

Naobay Oxygenating Cream

NAOBAY Oxygenating Cream Moisturizing is a new brand for me. The full size of 1.7 fl oz. is $44 and the deluxe sample in the box is 1.01 fl oz. Naobay is a very lightly fragranced cream that helps keep your skin balanced and hydrated. It contains essential oils like rosehip oil and sweet almond oil.  Naobay is one of the European companies that Glossybox partners with so it’s great that they are bringing a product from Valencia that’s natural and organic to their subscribers.

The two full size cosmetics are what made me most excited because they are both items I’d have bought on my own and they are wonderful.

Nails Inc in Victoria

Nails Inc in Victoria

Victoria by Nails Inc

Victoria by Nails Inc

NAILS INC nail polish in Victoria is a beautiful deep cherry red cream. I’d always recommend Nails Inc polishes. I get amazing wear out of their cream polishes. This is a beautiful winter shade. The first coat feels almost fuchsia but it deepens with more coats. This full size polish ($9.50) is an absolute winner in my book. This is a Glossybox special color too so you can only get it there.

Ardency Inn eyeliner

Ardency Inn eyeliner

Ardency Inn eyeliner

Ardency Inn eyeliner

ARDENCY INN Punker “World’s Baddest Eyeliner” is a brand I’ve been wanting to try out. Getting this marker type eyeliner ($19) is perfect. I’m in a liquid eyeliner phase right now and was over the top excited to see this in the box. This Ardency Inn product is what makes a subscription box so much fun – a new brand, full size that fits into my life perfectly.

Ardency Inn eyeliner thick or thin - it does it all

Ardency Inn eyeliner thick or thin – it does it all

This is one of my favorite Glossyboxes ever. Lisa wants the shower cleanser (too strong a fragrance for me) and I want the rest! A Glossybox subscription costs $21 a month and as you can see there was much more than $21 worth in the box. While the December box is sold out, it’s not too late to subscribe to get the January box. I’m sure it will be an exciting way to start 2014.

Any products in here make your heart go pitter patter? — Marcia

*PR sample

Knu Anti-Aging Serum from Michael Todd True Organics makes me feel new

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

sample sent for review

It’s true, I need an anti-aging serum. I admit it. But guess what – so do you! It’s never too early to start a skincare regimen that will keep your skin youthful looking. Michael Todd True Organics has created several products in the Knu line that are for those of us that have dry skin or need some help with firming, lifting and tightening. The original product in this Knu line is the Knu Anti-Aging Face Cream and now comes Knu Anti-Aging Serum.

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Aging Serum

I’ve been using the Knu Anti-Aging Serum for the last 4 months and enjoying it immensely. This serum contains the best ingredients from the Michael Todd True Organics company. The KNU line is an expensive line but well worth it considering what it does for your skin. The ingredients in this Knu Serum are pretty incredible. Here it is right from the source: “Like a reset button for the skin, this ultrarich anti-age serum transforms skin on contact with Michael Todd’s now famous formulation for immediate face-saving firming, lift and tightening. Made with 70% organic ingredients synergistically combined with a unique combination of Matrixul 3000, Syn-Coll, Epidermal Growth Factor, DMAE, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Snail Serum, Arbutin and L-Arginine and other clinically proven ingredients known for their powerful skin regenerating properties.”

Knu Anti-Aging Serum applicator

Knu Anti-Aging Serum applicator

The more you read about high end skincare, the more you’ll see ingredients like snail serum (or snail secretion) that might make you squeamish; but there’s a lot of testing and research that goes into a product that uses these ingredients – it’s interesting to read about the effects of it. I won’t go into all the ingredients they use since you can read about them yourself on their website, but the more I read the more I realize why my skin has been drinking this up.

Knu Serum

Knu Serum

As you can see the serum itself is a thin liquid that looks almost watery. The consistency is loose but there is some substance to it. The best thing is that it’s not the least bit sticky. I find I need just one drop for my entire face, two if I remember to use it on my neck. A little goes a long way. There’s a slight herbal fragrance that dissipates very quickly. I rarely even notice it any more. I start with this every day as the first step in my skincare, next is moisturizer, then a primer, and last SPF. It sounds like a lot but nothing is heavy so my skin looks natural.

The end result is that my face is more hydrated, I’m not showing those darned age lines, and I feel better about myself. I wish I could bath in this since I need that all over! My advice is to sign up for the Michael Todd True Organics website to get their newsletters. They have a lot of specials that are found through these newsletters. I’ve found Michael Todd products on Hautelook and some of the sites like Groupon too. If any of the Knu products show up that’s a great time to buy.

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Age Serum

Michael Todd Knu Anti-Age Serum

Michael Todd’s line of organic and cruelty free products has impressed me more with each product I’ve had the opportunity to try. Knu Anti-Aging Face Lift Serum is the top of the line, it doesn’t get much better than this. — Marcia

*sent for review

Our Michael Todd Knu Serum Eye Treatment giveaway is going on through January 3, 2014. Use this link and enter. I haven’t tried it but if it’s anything like the regular serum it’s going to be fantastic.

 

 

Review and giveaway: Michael Todd Kaolin Clay Facial Mask and Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask

I love facial masks. They are wonderful for preventative care but lately I reach for them more often for triage. As I get older, my skin gets more unpredicable and there’s no telling when a breakout can unexpectedly occur. Luckily, Michael Todd sent the BIZ two fabulously fast fixes for skin woes and you can win a facial mask for yourself!

Kaolin

Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask

Kaolin

Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Facial Mask

The Kaolin Clay Mask ($34) has French green, white, and pink Kaolin clays that detox troubled skin without making it excessively dry or irritated. This mask takes care of overly oily skin and it does a terrific job of banishing blemishes. In fact, I use this as an overnight spot treatment with great success.

This is a wonderful mask for blemish-prone, oily skin. You can use it several times a week, although it’s pretty strong so even with my combination skin I find that once a week is perfect.

A fabulous mask that is just perfect for the season is the Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask ($34) which smells so good you will want to eat it!

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Michael Todd Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask

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yummy pumpkin goodness for great skin

This is another very powerful mask that has pumpkin enzymes and glycolic acid to exfoliate skin. The ingredients include high concentrations of proteolytic enzymes and 5% glycolic acid, as well as anti-oxidant beta carotene and over 100 other essential vitamins, minerals, phytosterols and fatty acids. It really makes skin bright and glowy and it does a great job of unclogging pores. This mask is so strong it even has its own product advisory: This product is for all skin types except sensitive. The powerful exfoliating properties of this mask may be irritating for certain skin types. Use caution when applying especially if you regularly use other exfoliating products such as Vitamin A, Alpha/Beta Hydroxy acids.

I use this mask once a week and don’t have any issues with irritation from the glycolic acid at all. It’s a wonderfully effective mask that will give you even more to be thankful for on Thanksgiving!

The good people at Michael Todd True Organics sent an extra Pumpkin mask for a giveaway. There are two prizes which means two winners:  the first will win a full size Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask, the second will win a deluxe size (1 oz.) Pumpkin Nutrient Rich Facial Mask.  The giveaway ends Dec. 11th at 11:59 p.m. so enter today!  – Lisa

*full size masks were sent for review, smaller size for giveaway is from the BIZ

Michael Todd pumpkin masks for giveaway

Michael Todd pumpkin masks for giveaway

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