Got wrinkles? Get Vie Time Control Deep Wrinkle Cream


I’m not sure why it has taken me so long to write about this gem of a face cream. As of this morning I have used every single iota of the fluffy white fabulousness and I am currently staring at the empty jar in dismay. I’ve got nothing but raves for my Vie Collection TIME CONTROL Deep Wrinkles – Firming EGF Cream ($189.50).


The inspiration behind Vie Collection TIME CONTROL Deep Wrinkles – Firming EGF Cream was Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) injections, so the mission of this wrinkle cream is to eradicate really deep wrinkles, as well as lost elasticity, volume, and sagging facial contours. The formula is truly elegant, with EGF-like peptide, pro-collagen peptides and trace elements and minerals. So, what the heck are EGF’s, you ask? Good question. They are proteins that we naturally have in our skin – they help keep skin looking great by boosting cell growth through bringing together collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. However, as we get older, our supply of EGF decreases, which is why we develop wrinkles and saggy skin.

Vie Time Control Deep Wrinkle Cream

Vie Time Control Deep Wrinkle Cream

This is really some space age stuff – here’s more explanation of the ingredients:

EGF-Like Peptide

Has the same molecular structure as the EGF
Cell recovery is faster and more efficient
Result: wrinkles are filled, the skin is smoother

Pro-Collagen peptide

Mimics the action of peptides after that are naturally present in the skin
Attaches themselves to the cells
Stimulates collagen production
Result: the skin is re-elastic and firm

Trace elements and minerals

Stimulates intracellular ATP synthesis
Stimulates cell growth
Stimulates cell metabolism
Result: the skin is revitalized, strengthened and returned full of energy

Vie Time Control Deep Wrinkle Cream


It does have a light floral/musky scent that quickly dissipates. I found that it made my skin feel amazing – tighter, firmer,  and most definitely less noticeable wrinkles. That is becoming increasingly more important the older I get!! Now, I know the price is spendy but this is a very large jar of product, and when you compare it to other big name skin care lines the price point is actually right in line with them, particularly when you consider the ingredients. Just resist the urge to dig your fingers into the snowy white cream – use a scoop so you don’t accidentally get any unwanted bacteria in your moisturizer.

Right now, if you purchase Vie Time Control at LeSpaUSA you also get a free purse mirror! Sounds like fun to me! You can purchase the Vie Collection at spas as well as online at  – Lisa

Gorgeous skin the French way with Fleur’s

Fleurs Night Smoothing Cream, Pearlescent Eye Care, and Blossom Renewing Serum

One of the more beautiful skin care lines that I love testing is Fleur’s. It has a lovely French flair thanks to the creator, Brigitte Gédouin, who is also extremely passionate about painting and flowers. The entire line has that hip, artsy vibe and the products are excellent – effective, based on strong science, with fantastic ingredients and elegant formulas. This is a line to explore.


Fleurs Night Smoothing Cream

Fleurs Night Smoothing Cream

I adore the Night Smoothing Cream ($96.50). It has hyaluronic acid, which always gives great results for my skin. Their results are pretty impressive:

Smoother skin 84%

Redensified skin 84%

Fresher skin 96%

The floral ingredients include Silene which is an antioxidant; Cristus which helps to renew skin cells; and Water Clover which is a powerful antioxidant. The night cream has a truly lovely texture that is soft and feathery, not wet at all. It does have a fragrance – floral of course, rather powdery with notes of rose and orange flower.

Fleurs Floraskin Serum

Fleurs Floraskin Serum swatch

Before your night cream and in the mornings, you will want to treat your skin with this lovely Floraskin Serum ($87.50). I used this serum for almost two months and loved it – it does an amazing job of smoothing the texture of skin and making it look fresh and glowy. Here are the official stats:

Smoother skin +44 %*

Springier skin +49 %*

Fresher complexion +69 %*

The floral ingredients include Hibiscus which has a smoothing effect and is an antioxidant; Baobab flower which is an anti-ager. The serum is thin, but once applied it feels very silky on the skin. This also has a fragrance and smells of hibiscus.

Fleurs Pearlescent Eye Care

Fleurs Pearlescent Eye Care

Fleurs Pearlescent Eye Care

The Pearlescent Eye Care ($58) is another must-have from the Fleur’s line. This is a beautiful eye cream that instantly brightens the eye area while also eliminating fine lines and wrinkles. Here are the stats:

Smoothed look   92%

Visibly brightened dark circles   88%

Decongested under-eye puffiness   88%

The texture is lovely, soft and fine and it soaks in quickly. This is fragrance free so even the most sensitive will find it amenable. The floral ingredients include: Fleur de Criste to renew skin cells; Cornflower to activate microcirculation; and Buckwheat flower to eliminate fat storage and accelerate elimination. If you are an eye cream junkie, this is most definitely your fix!

I highly recommend trying the French method for skin care – it’s really wonderful. Check out to purchase Fleur’s products in the USA.  – Lisa

Kneipp Lady’s Mantle Skincare review and giveaway

Starting a new year makes me think about skincare more and more. I don’t really make New Year’s Resolutions but I do try to start the year off with a new attitude about skincare and how it can keep me looking fresher than a daisy. Well actually let’s say fresher than a Lady’s Mantle which is the flower that Kneipp has used in one of their skincare lines.

To prove I’m not too old to keep on learning, I just learned about Lady’s Mantle and what its uses are. According to “Lady’s mantle has been used topically and internally, as a treatment for wounds, gastrointestinal complaints, and female ailments. Its tannin content appears to justify astringent and antidiarrheal uses. It may protect conjunctive and elastic tissues and possibly be useful as an antioxidant.” The plant is rich in tannins, salicylic acid, essential oil, bitter substances and phytosterols. It also contains vitamin C and numerous minerals. Lady’s Mantle is rich in antioxidants and helps rid of free radicals and ensures skin’s elasticity for anti-aging benefits. Lady’s Mantle has also been known to calm common skin issues such as eczema and rashes.

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Kneipp has a complete line of products that are in their Lady’s Mantle category and I was sent a few to test out. One of my personal problems with trialing skincare is that I’m so sensitive to fragrance in the products and that’s what happened to me and these products. The line seems excellent but the fragrant aroma isn’t one that I tolerate well. I believe that others won’t notice it though and that it’s just my personal affliction. I’ve used 3 of the products though and have 2 to give away to a new nose home.

Kneipp Lady’s Mantle Reactivation line


This creamy cleanser is one that is used differently than most cleansers. I pump it out and apply it to dry skin. Then I take a moist washcloth to activate and to remove. It doesn’t foam up and interestingly enough it doesn’t leave behind a soapy film. Of course you can use it in the same way you would any other cleanser but by doing it this way it not only gives a gentle cleansing but it leaves behind lasting moisture.

Kneipp uses natural ingredients and the two main ones in this are lady’s mantle extract and nourishing almond oil. I can use this during the day but I prefer not to wash with it at night. It can be used as an eye makeup remover too (I haven’t tried it that way.)

Kneipp Lady’s Mantle Face Tonic and Cleansing Milk


The tonic is to be used after cleansing. It removes whatever cleanser might be left behind. It can also be used any time during the day to refresh your skin. The fragrance of this surprised me since it’s much more “spicy” smelling. It doesn’t have the sweetness of the Cleansing Milk because it contains a mint extract. “The KNEIPP® LADY’S MANTLE FACE TONIC – “REACTIVATION” with its combination of natural functional ingredients with lady’s mantle extract and mint freshens and refines the appearance of the skin.” Use it as you would any toner by shaking some out on a cotton pad and apply in circular movements. It’s pretty refreshing actually but the fragrance does linger for several minutes on me.


“The KNEIPP® LADY’S MANTLE 24h FACE CREAM – “REACTIVATION” with its combination of natural functional ingredients with lady’s mantle extract is suitable as a day as well as a night cream. It protects the skin from photoaging and free radicals. The smoothing intensive care pampers the skin with long-lasting moisture and a gentle fragrance.”



I haven’t used this so I can’t give you a personal experience. I know that it has a sweet floral fragrance and that it looks rich and creamy. I’ve chosen not to use it even though I have no doubt it’s a great moisturizer therefore I will be sending this to one of our readers.



Each packet of this face mask has two treatments in it. What I like about this particular mask is that it’s a cream mask that doesn’t dry down completely on my skin. It only takes 10 minutes to use so what I do is apply it as I’m getting ready to shower, then I wash it off in the shower. It leaves my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. It’s currently on sale on their website for $3.25 a packet.

Things to know about KNEIPP®:

  • High-quality natural plant derived ingredients
  • NO preservatives
  • NO paraffin, silicone or mineral oils·
  • NO animal-derived ingredients·
  • NO animal testing·
  • Dermatologist tested·
  • Manufactured with pharmaceutical standards
  • All the products in this article are vegan.

    Win the Kneipp 24H Face Cream and 2 Face Masks

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: One of you will win the 24H Face Cream along with 2 packets of the Face Mask. This is a US only giveaway due to the weight of the moisturizer. The giveaway will be open through January 11, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST. As in all our giveaways you need to be an email subscriber and comment. All other entries are optional to help you become a winner. —  Marcia

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RoC® eliminates #For Your Age with their newest creme – which you can win in this giveaway

RoC® Skincare Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Creme

What ever you do don’t say to a woman “You look great … for your age.” That’s an insult that I certainly don’t want to hear. I want to be told “You look great” but leave off the modifier please. “#For Your Age” is not flattery. That’s a subtle way of reminding women that their looks are dependent on their age. They aren’t. You are more than a number and you know it as does RoC®.

Welcome to the newest product created by RoC® Skincare: Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Creme. This is a 24 hour moisturizing formula made to visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. There’s so much to know and you can find more about the campaign here.

RoC® Skincare Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Creme

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What makes MAX Daily Hydration Creme so unusual is that it’s only needs to be used once a day yet it works for 24 hours to moisturize and leave your skin looking more healthy. As with all RoC® Retinol Correxion products you need to wear sunscreen with it since retinol makes your skin more sensitive to the sun’s harmful rays.

RoC® Skincare Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Creme

RoC® Skincare Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Creme is an intensive formula that leaves your skin feeling moisturized the entire day. RoC®uses a proprietary technology that enures the hydrating retinol formula won’t lose effectiveness in the jar. It’s been clinically proven to visibly reduce wrinkles and the longer you use it, the more effective it becomes.

After 1 week, skin is smoother and more radiant.

After 4 weeks, under eye wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed.

After 8 weeks, deep wrinkles and dark spots are visibly reduced.

To top it off the formula is oil-free and won’t clog pores.

RoC® Skincare Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Creme

When you first start using the MAX Daily Hydration Creme it’s recommended that you apply it every other day for the first two weeks since your skin may need to adjust to the ingredients within. As you notice that your skin is doing better and better, you can increase it to daily so that your skin can notice the wonderful effects of the cream.

I’ve just begun using this so I’m unable to give you the results I’ve seen but what I’m really looking forward to seeing is my dark spots being reduced and my fine lines not showing. There is a mild fragrance with the creme but it truly is mild and one I can tolerate when applying it in the morning. It doesn’t last long luckily and because it’s during the day I can put up with it easier than I can at night. It’s a thick moisturizer but you only need a little. Be sure to use it on your neck as well.

You’ll find this at Walmart and Amazon for $24.99. It’s available for anywhere up to $28.99 at other outlets but then again coupons help at CVS and Walgreen.

Don’t let anyone use #For Your Age when you can change that to “You look beautiful”, “You look great”, and “Your skin is fabulous” by using RoC® Skincare Retinol Correxion MAX Daily Hydration Creme.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  RoC®has generously offered a giveaway for 2 US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. Be the first in your age group to look your best. Open through 12/18/17. Be sure you are an email subscriber and that you comment to be eligible to win.

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Looking for fabulous affordable skincare? Vivo Per Lei is just that. Learn about it and enter our giveaway

As a beauty blogger I’ve had the opportunity to try skincare lines that cost from a few dollars to over 4 hundred. I’ve found that while it’s exciting to have the opportunity to try out some of the most expensive brands, it’s not what they cost that counts. What counts is quality and how your skin reacts to the product. I’m happy to report that the Vivo Per Lei Collagen Collection has been a delight to use and makes me excited that a few of my readers will be able to win part of the line.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Collection

The Collagen Collection contains 4 products that I’ve been using for about 6 weeks. While it’s considered a collection each piece can be purchased separately so if any one of these make you sit up and take notice there’s that option.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Collection

There are two eye products in this line so one gets used by me in the daytime and one at night. These are interchangeable of course and can be used in tandem if you want but I’ll give my reasons why I use them separately.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Booster Eye Serum ($32) (Amazon price, $19.95) is my daytime product. I look for an eye serum during the day because I don’t want my undereye area to have creams on it most days. Applying eye makeup is often the highlight of my mornings and I am always worried that it’ll end up under my eyes. With a serum, especially this Collagen Booster Eye Serum, there’s no fear of that. Instead it’s a cooling touch that absorbs quickly and gives my eyes the boost the name suggests. My eyes feel moisturized while feeling like my fine lines are lessened. It contains Aloe Vera, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Soluble Collagen, Vitamin A, and Hyaluronic Acid (known for its moisturizing properties). I really like that I look brighter and more rested when using this eye serum. Puffiness and dark circles beware!

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Booster Eye Serum

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Booster Eye Serum

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Contour Eye Cream ($32) (Amazon price, $18.95) is what I use at night or if I’m home during the day without plans of applying any cosmetic items. It doesn’t interfere with mascara or concealer, I’m just funny that way.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Contour Eye Cream

As we age the skin around our eyes becomes particularly more sensitive and thinner. The reason for that is that the natural collagen in our body becomes lessened with time. The Collagen Contour Eye Cream is infused with ingredients to help that breakdown from showing on our eyes. It’s infused with peptides, soluble collagen, shea butter, vitamins and hyaluronic acid.

It’s not a heavy eye cream at all, it’s light yet extremely moisturizing. While I may need to use a richer product occasionally this is an eye cream that I’m enjoying.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Rejuvenating Cream ($32) (Amazon price, $19.95) is my absolute favorite product in this collection and what I picked when I was told that Vivo Per Lei would do a giveaway. I want everyone to be able to try this lush moisturizer. It feels so heavenly on my skin that I wish I could bathe in it. It’s recommended for men as well as women.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Rejuvenating Cream

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Rejuvenating Cream

Important to me is that this Collagen Rejuvenating Cream, like the other Vivo Per Lei products, is fragrance-free. That means I only concentrate on the feel of it on my skin as I’m applying as well as the results I’ve seen since using.

My skin is on the dry side. It’s not bone dry but it’s dry and I can see that throughout the day when it sucks in my foundation. Using this moisturizing cream has alleviated that problem. It too has great ingredients like Soluble Collagen, licorice, green tea extracts anti-aging peptides, and encapsulated Caffeine to perk up skin and keep it youthful. If you only can try one product this is the one I highly recommend.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Rejuvenating Mask ($38) (Amazon price, $17.97) is a once a week mask for me but can be used as often as you like. Beauty Info Zone readers know I’m crazy about facial masks and I am very happy to have this one in my collection.

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Rejuvenating Mask

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Rejuvenating Mask

This is a quick mask to use as it dries in just 10 minutes and then you wash it off with warm water. I love using this prior to getting in the shower since my skin does look rejuvenated with it and feels so soft after. It dries down completely so you won’t really want to have a conversation while it’s on. It doesn’t crack on me but it feels tight. When I step out of the shower, I feel refreshed though and my skin isn’t tight. Of course I’ve been using the Collagen Rejuvenating Cream after so the combination is great for my skin. The jar is huge (100 g) and will last me for months and months. It comes with a little scoop so you don’t have to dig your fingers in.

Buying the collection doesn’t save you money but all the pieces in it are so good for my skin that I’m happy to have them all. If Collagen isn’t your thing like it is mine, there’s also a Retinol Collection that’s especially good for wrinkles and a Vitamin C + Amino Collection (this one includes a cleanser and body cream too).

Vivo Per Lei Collagen Collection: Mask, Rejuvenating Cream, Eye Contour Cream, Eye Boosting Serum

Vivo Per Lei is a line I want to explore more and one I think BIZ readers would too. There’s something for everyone, men and women, teens and codgers, that will delight. —  Marcia


Vivo Per Lei has kindly offered to send my favorite product, the Collagen Rejuvenating Cream, to three US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. Two musts for a BIZ giveaway are to be an email subscriber and to comment. All the rest are extras to boost your chance of winning. This giveaway is open through 12/15/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. US only.
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Get ready for an amazing TSV you can’t miss! First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Home and Away Kit

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

I found First Aid Beauty…or I guess it found me…in 2010.  I was taken in by the idea of first aid for my skin care woes, and I loved the gentle yet extremely effective products.  I’ve been a huge fan of the line ever since, and am simply delighted First Aid Beauty is on QVC, and even more delighted with the insanely great Today’s Special Value that is debuting on November 17th!

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The First Aid Beauty TSV features the jar and tube versions of the Ultra Repair Cream.  This lovely shea-based cream features soothing colloidal oatmeal, a wonderful skin soother.  Here are the key ingredients:

  • Colloidal Oatmeal to relieve and protect skin (only FDA-approved OTC ingredient to relieve symptoms of eczema)
  • Allantoin and Eucalyptus Oil to heal/soothe skin
  • FAB Antioxidant Booster to combat free radicals
  • Ceramides and Shea Butter to moisturize and protect the skin’s barrier

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

It smooths on so easily and absorbs into skin in no time.  It softens dry skin quickly, and is great for winter dryness and chapped skin, as well as those with eczema or sensitive skin.  I find that when I put this on it lasts a long time, and I really appreciate that it isn’t greasy so I can go about my business and do anything – type, use my phone or IPAD, eat, whatever without leaving grease marks everywhere.   I like having a tube of this at my desk for my hands during the day, and a jar by my bed to smooth on my legs and feet at bedtime, plus another jar in the bathroom for right after I shower – plus it makes a truly fabulous neck and decolletage cream!

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream swatch

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream in the jar

Ultra Repair Cream Benefits:

  • Provides immediate relief and visible improvement to distressed skin
  • Deeply hydrates, calms, protects and restores the skin
  • Helps relieve minor skin irritation and itching due to eczema and other skin conditions
  • Can be applied ANYWHERE on the body – elbows, feet, hands and even the face
  • Beautiful whipped formula absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave skin greasy
  • Allergy-tested; No harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances (scents derived from steamed, distilled essential oils)
  • For all skin types, even sensitive skin and skin with eczema

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream

Great news – tomorrow is the BEST day to stock up on the Ultra Repair Cream because QVC is having a swoon-worthy TSV for the Ultra Repair Cream Home & Away Kit.  This kit is exclusive to QVC and includes two 14 oz jars plus two 2 oz tubes of Ultra Repair Cream, and it’s available in 5 combinations of scents:  all Original unscented OR one set of Original + one set of scented (your choice: Vanilla, Honeysuckle, Rosemary Mint or NEW Green Tea Lemon).  I have the Original, which is perfect for those with very sensitive skin; the Vanilla, which is a very subtle yet delicious vanilla; and the Rosemary Mint, which is a cool, festive fresh mint with just a hint of rosemary.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Vanilla

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First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Rosemary Mint

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Vanilla

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Unscented

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Rosemary Mint

All this – four big jars and two 2 oz tubes for just $39.96 – that’s a $140 value.  I say buy one for yourself, and buy another one to give as holiday gifts.  That’s six gifts for under $40 – shoot, buy an extra two of them and you’ll have all your kid’s teachers taken care of, as well as lots of relatives, your manicurist, your hair stylist, etc.  These make incredibly practical gifts that will make the recipients incredibly happy.

Remember, the TSV debuts November 17th as a QVC Today’s Special Value!  

Each kit includes:
14 oz & 2 oz Original Ultra Repair Cream
14 oz & 2 oz Ultra Repair Cream Original or Scented

TSV Price: $39.96 (11/17/17 only)
Value: $140

Just click THIS LINK to be taken to the sale which starts at 12:02 a.m. EST on 11/17/17.   Happy shopping!!  – Lisa

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What are Miracle Water and Secret Sauce? They’re IT Cosmetics newest recipe for wonderful skin

IT Cosmetics has had a stellar 2017 and we’re so excited to be a part of it. This is a brand that is universally loved by customers and you can count me as one of their biggest fans. I’m thrilled to introduce you to their two newest skincare products but more thrilled that I have incorporated them into my daily routine.

Their recipe for success includes the new Miracle Water and Secret Sauce. So let’s learn about them and why I’m thrilled.

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IT Cosmetics Miracle Water

MIRACLE WATER is a 3-in-1 Glow Tonic that you are going to want AND need.

  • Skin brightening Radiance Booster
  • Skin softening Micellar Cleanser
  • Anti-aging Treatment Essence

IT Cosmetics Miracle Water

I’m a huge fan of Micellar Water and having this improved version is amazing. It’s like having 3 products yet I’m only using one. Miracle Water is used in the typical way by applying it to a cotton pad and then swiping it on your face to remove cosmetics, skincare, and the day’s pollution.

But it’s not just for cleansing since it also brightens and hydrates your skin. It contains Drops of Light Technology Concentrate used in other IT Cosmetics products, as well as diamond powder, vitamin C and licorice root for youthful-looking lit from within skin.

It Cosmetics Miracle Water

It’s aptly named since this does seem to be magical. The Secret Sauce Fermented Complex deeply absorbs so that you’ll start seeing anti-aging results with this. To top it off, it’s unscented so I love it even more. The bottle is a hard plastic that looks beautiful on my vanity. It’s not squeezable so I’m not wasting product by squeezing out too much. I’m using it 1 to 2 times a day and seeing more hydration and clearer brighter skin.

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

The next step in the recipe is IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce, a moisturizer that is fabulous for dry skin. It’s rich and feels heavenly on skin. But it’s not so rich that it clogs pore. It absorbs beautifully.

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

Here’s what IT Cosmetics wants us to know:

  • Secret Sauce is a luxurious, clinically advanced moisturizer that instantly hydrates to transform your skin.
  • It contains Secret Sauce Fermented Complex which deeply absorbs.
  • There’s also Drops of Light Technology Concentrate, vitamin C and licorice root to deliver that youthful glow.
  • Secret Sauce contains collagen, peptides and hyaluronic acid.

Are you at all surprised that I love this fragrance free moisturizer??

IT Cosmetics Secret Sauce

I know it’s easy to dismiss products that bloggers receive to review but this isn’t a product that gets the hype because of that. These products get hyped because they are THAT good! The combination of Miracle Water and Secret Sauce makes them even better. It’s not necessary to use them both but it sure makes the recipe rich and delicious.  —  Marcia

Available at Sephora and These are the perfect way to use your 15-20% off coupons!

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