The latest from Pixi Skintreats with a #giveaway for some skin rescue essentials

Pixi Skintreats

PIXI SKINTREATS has 4 products that they consider their Skin Rescue Essentials. The goal is to restore, revive and reveal your radiance. That’s a lot of R’s but they are all relevant to the 4 products I’m sharing with you today.

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We’ve seen several of these before on Beauty Info Zone so this might be a refresher for you but others are new to me and I’m eager to tell you about them.

GLOW-02 OXYGEN MASK is a 2 minute oxygen treatment mask that helps to revive tired skin. It provides an immediate anti-fatigue effect. It’s great for morning use and even better if you are getting ready for a big event. It’s a thin almost watery mask that pumps out. It’s a fun mask to use since the gel bubbles when applied. There’s a slight tingling effect to it but the whole thing doesn’t last too long. After just 2-3 minutes you are ready to wash it off. My face feels refreshed after.

Pixi Glow-O2 Oxygen Mask

Pixi Glow-O2 Oxygen Mask

Glow-02 Oxygen Mask is my only dose of caffeine since I’ve eliminated drinking anything with caffeine. This mask contains an oxygen complex, vitamins, ginseng, caffeine and antioxidant. There is a scent to it but I find that it’s not too strong and doesn’t linger after I wash it off.

GLOW MIST is a best seller for Pixi. It’s enriched with 13 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera and fruit extracts. You can use this mist just about anywhere even hair. It not only hydrates but it protects and nourishes skin to give it a glowing, luminous smoothness.

Pixi Skintreats Glow Mist

One of Pixi’s biggest sellers is their original Glow Tonic so knowing how popular it is Pixi decided to sell it in an easy to use spray formula that will set your makeup with a subtle, luminous glow. This is especially great for dry skin since it has hydration qualities. If you like a shot of freshness during the day Glow Mist is excellent to spray on.

Pixi Skintreats Glow Mist

OVERNIGHT GLOW SERUM continues with the excellent attributes of their Glow Tonic but in a new way.

• Exfoliate & soothe skin with this miracle serum that works while you sleep to reveal a brighter complexion
• Formulated with 10% glycolic acid & arginine
• Helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and fade sun spots over time
• Enriched with cucumber & aloe vera extracts to calm skin
• Vitamins A, C & E to nourish
• Suited on all skin types

Pixi Overnight Glow Serum

After you’ve cleansed but before you put on your moisturizer add just 2 to 3 drops of this for your whole face. It helps to fade sunspots and to reduce the appearance of fine lines. If you have a blemish it’s a great product to use to help reduce the inflamation. It won’t turn your face red. It’s the 10% glycolic acid that makes this so effective. Glycolic acid simulates cell turnover, aloe vera heals & soothes, cucumber calms & relieves puffy skin. One thing that’s important to remember is to be sure you use your SPF during the day since Glycolic Acid makes your skin more sensitive.

JASMINE OIL BLEND is a delightful blend of oils that helps you recover moisture to your skin. It repairs and restores unbalanced skin. Made for normal and dry skin it has a delightful fragrance from its ingredients

•Jasmine Flower Extract (heals and calms)
•Evening Primrose (rich in Omega 6 oil)
•Grape Seed Oil (antioxidant and vitamin C rich)

Pixi Skintreats Jasmine Oil Blend

This can be used both morning and evening by just pressing a few drops onto your skin or adding it to your moisturizer.

As you know Pixi is a cruelty free company that eliminates all the no-nos of skincare like parabens and phthalates.

Now don’t you want all of these helpful products? You can find them on the PIXI website and at Target and target. com.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION  Two people will be winners of a Pixi Skintreat product. One will win GLOW MIST and the other OVERNIGHT GLOW SERUM. Rules are like other BIZ giveaways: you must be a Beauty Info Zone email subscriber, you must comment on the post. This is open to the continental US through 6/19/18 at 11:59 pm EDT. Good luck!

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Introducing USANA-Celavive skincare with a giveaway

USANA/Celavive Skincare line for sensitive to dry skin

As an introduction to Celavive Skincare I was sent the Vitalizing Serum to test out. I had spoken with an associate of the new skincare line from USANA and expressed my concerns about the fragrance. I love trying different brands of skincare but didn’t want to have the company send me a line that I couldn’t use. The associate was so kind and sent me the Vitalizing Serum to try and see how I’d fare with the line. I received it as I was waiting for a car to whisk me away for my three week overseas vacation so I quickly unwrapped it, applied some to my hand, knew I could use it, and took it with me in my carry-on. Therefore I’ve used the Vitalizing Serum for even longer than the rest of the line and now know I feel great about recommending these products.

USANA is a worldwide company and is sold in 21 markets. They introduced these skincare products that utilize Incelligence technology which works at the cellular level to provide the necessary nutrients to prevent aging and turn back time. Turning back time sounds like a good idea to me!

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Celavive

Their philosophy is that your skin cells—or keratinocytes—are responsible for creating a healthy barrier that keeps pollutants out and hydration in. They preserve the soft elastic tissues that boost the plump appearance of the skin from the inside. 

The Celavive Cell-Signaling Complex also delivers botanical nutrients directly to the keratinocytes. These nutrients bind with the important signaling molecule PPAR to maximize hydration and optimize the natural lipid production needed to combat environmental stress, supporting your body’s natural defense against visible aging.

By supporting this natural defense process, additional lipids are introduced further into the soft layer of the skin, promoting the feeling of intense moisturization and plumping effects.

I have 6 products for sensitive and dry skin and I’ve been using them for over the last month (and the serum almost 2). My sensitive nose gives USANA/Celavive an okay since the items are not overly fragranced and nothing I notice is long lasting.

Celavive Gentle Milk Cleanser

For dry skin the Gentle Milk Cleanser is the recommended product. This is a creamy everyday cleanser that leaves my skin feeling hydrated while washing away the dirt, oil and cosmetics of the day. It lathers lightly on me and doesn’t leave a film behind. All of the Celavive line contains Olivol Botanical Blend which is comprised of fruit extracts that have been clinically shown to provide 24 hours of rich hydration after just one application.

Celavive Perfecting Toner

Next step is the Perfecting Toner. I know not everyone believes in using a toner but it really is a great step in a skincare regime. This is how you balance your skin and maintain proper moisture levels. Perfecting Toner aids in maintaining your pH level and readies your skin for your moisturizer. Like all Celavive products it’s paraben free.

Whether it’s day or evening there’s a specialized moisturizer for you. For dry to sensitive skin you’ll find Protective Day Cream and Replenishing Night Cream. For oily or combination skin there’s Protective Day Lotion SPF 30 and Replenishing Night Gel.

The Protective Day Cream makes me happy since it has four UV filters making this cream rich and keeping my skin protected. The day cream has SPF30 and wears well under my foundation. It contains Avoberizone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octinorate 7.5%, and Octocrylene 2%. It’s rare to find that many filters in a moisturizer. Not only are you receiving a good amount of sunscreen protection but you’re getting great hydration from UVA/UVB rays.

Celavive Protective Day Cream

Celavive Protective Day Cream

Replenishing Night Cream wants to supercharge your sleep. Put your skincare to work while you finally get some rest. Now this is where I usually get in trouble with products that have fragrance but that hasn’t happened with this night cream. I smell green citrus with this so I’m thrilled. It’s not perfumed, it uses botanical extracts which works for me. The cream is lighter in feel than the Protective Day Cream but it’s just as rich. It’s meant to fight the appearance of wrinkles and restore your youthful complexion. I’m a fighter when it comes to wrinkles and Replenishing Night is making that fight more effective.

Celavive Replenishing Night Cream

Celavive Replenishing Night Cream

I’ve saved the best for last. I am a big fan of using serum on my face and a huge fan of eye creams. My personal goal is to try them all. I’m extra glad that I’ve got Celavive in my serum and eye cream corner.

The Vitalizing Serum is the product that I’ve used the longest. I’ve used this with a variety of skincare products, not just Celavive and it works wonderfully with everything. It’s a bit tacky when I first apply it but I let it settle in and then put on my moisturizer. I’ve been using this more at night than in the day since I usually am in a hurry in the morning and want everything done quickly.
Let’s look at what Celavive says that the Vitalizing Serum can do: “Dramatically reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, large pores, and the visual loss of elasticity to restore a healthy, youthful radiance to your skin. After just one application, skin is noticeably younger looking. Featuring natural botanicals and cell-signaling peptides, this breakthrough, water-based formulation supports your skin’s natural beauty-preserving functions.”

Celavive Vitalizing Serum

The Vitalizing Serum has the strongest aroma of the rest of the line, it’s a light floral with emphasis on the light. I find it to be protective and works on all those fine lines. My pores aren’t different but then again it’s hard for any product to make those less of a problem for me BUT they are really only noticeable to me and in close up photos. The serum is the only serum that Celavive makes since it’s good for all skin types.

And then there’s the Hydrating Eye Essence. You know I can’t be without my eye creams, serums and now essence! Two things make this stand out to me. First the delivery system which is so refreshing.

Celavive Hydrating Eye Essence

The top brings a cooling feeling to your eyes which helps with depuffing and dark circles. This baby is one that gets used in the morning when I’m applying my face.

The second thing that makes this stand out is the formula which features a combination of cell-signaling peptides, avocado oil, apricot fruit extract, and gingko biloba extract to visibly lessen the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and fine lines.

Celavive Hydrating Eye Essence

I like a slightly fuller eye cream in the evening so this Hydrating Eye Essence is my daytime choice. It doesn’t interfere with eye makeup since it dries down. It’s not as emollient as other products but it’s not a cream, it’s more of a lotion. I apply this before moisturizing, I don’t bring my moisturizer up to my eyes so they meet partway.

Now you have the story of my latest skincare regime. Celavive, owned by USANA, is a new line for the US market and can be purchased from their website. If you are like me and want to use products that will make a difference in your skin then you need to try this out sooner rather than later. To help you along Beauty Info Zone has a giveaway for the Vitalizing Serum that we’re excited to offer to one US/Canadian subscriber.

As usual there are two mandatory entries which are checked before announcing a winner. You absolutely MUST be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and you must leave a comment. Not too hard is it? Of course that doesn’t mean that everyone does this so many people get eliminated. The giveaway is open through 5/24/18 at 11:59 p.m. EST. I hope that the winner finds that Celavive will make a big difference in their skin too.  —  Marcia

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Cannabliss Organic and Earth Day

Officially Earth Day is April 22nd but in reality it should be from January 1st through December 31st. We have but one earth and the purpose of Earth Day is to support our environment. We can do this through our actions and through products that we buy and use that are healthy for us and the earth. Earth Day was created in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin who was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970.

I have a particular fondness for Earth Day since my husband was a smoker. Our younger son was bothered by it immensely and would constantly ask him to quit. So together they discussed a plan that he’d stop smoking on Earth Day. It’s been over 25 years and I will never forgot this particular “holiday”. My husband is healthier and the earth is too from the lack of pollution that was caused by his habit. OK, off my soapbox and onto the review.

New to my life is a set of products from CANNABLISS ORGANIC. I’m going to start off with some information about them before I tell you about my experience with the sample set I received.

From the Cannabliss website: “We believe in a holistic approach to life. Our natural, organic products nurture your body and soul so you can be your best, true self. We are committed to eco-friendly practices and giving back to the community and environment.”

Cannabliss Organic Sampler Starter Kit

The Cannabliss Organic Sampler Starter Kit is a terrific way to start with this company, especially if you have any fears or phobias (like my fragrance one). For $25 you get three products that will help you determine the direction you want to go with this company. This set contains Cannabliss Organic’s hottest sellers: 5ml Revitalizing Serum, 5ml Age Defying Moisturizing Lotion, and 5ml Hemp Salve.

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Cannabliss Revitalizing Face Serum

Revitalizing Serum is a vegan serum containing a blend of anti-aging Korean herbs infused with full spectrum Hemp oil and essential oils. The serum was created to hydrate and firm skin, promote cell regeneration, brighten and even skin complexion.  It isn’t the least bit sticky and doesn’t interfere with any other products. I’m duly impressed with this serum.

Cannabliss Moisturizing Lotion

After applying the serum it’s recommended to apply the Moisturizing Face Lotion. Not only is this a vegan lightweight lotion but there isn’t a fragrance that I notice. Contains full spectrum hemp oil and Korean herbs such as schisandra, goji berry, and peony which contain anti-aging properties and help restore skin’s youthful glow, prevent signs of aging, provides intense hydration and protects against environmental stress and damage.” This is lovely for day time but I’m still needing more of a cream at night with this crazy weather.

Cannabliss Hemp Salve

And the star of the set for me is the Hemp Salve. This does just about everything. It’s the fix-it product of the line. It’s a fantastic lip balm that is tingly at first but moisturizes my lips beautifully. A tiny bit is needed for any job. So far I’ve applied it to the blister on my foot that I developed on my trip and it’s softened it considerably. I’ve also used it on my index finger where my skin is rougher than elsewhere on my hand and that too is softened and I may be able to ease away the callus that seems to want to form. Hemp Salve is recommended where you have dry or chapped skin.

Cannabliss Hemp Salve

This all purpose healing salve works with full spectrum hemp oil and healing herbs, such as mulberry, goji berry, and ginseng, to sooth and ease irritated skin, eases muscle and joint aches, gentle enough for all skin types.” It really does melt into skin without leaving a greasy finish behind. When I use it on my lips I don’t smell anything but like I said it does tingle.

Cannabliss Organic Sampler Starter Kit products

Cannablis Organic products are free of parabens, silicones, petrolatum, synthetic fragrances and dyes. Many products are vegan and all are organic. The website is interesting with a variety of items including candles, clothing, jewelry, and of course skincare. And if all this isn’t enough you need to know that this is a charitable company that  has partnered with 1% for the planet a nonprofit organization that connects eco-conscious businesses with environmental groups. You can feel good about using Cannabliss knowing that they proudly donate 1% of their sales to groups that are working to preserve our oceans and wildlife.

Join Cannabliss Organic in celebrating a healthy earth and healthy skin.  —  Marcia

Are you curious about Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel?

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

If you could use a skincare item that is good for dry skin, dull skin, fine lines, wrinkles, and/or rough skin texture wouldn’t you be all over it? These are just some of the reasons I was curious about Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel. More reasons include the unique texture, that it’s good for all skin types, and that it’s oil-free. The only thing more I could ask for is that it were completely fragrance free but the fragrance that is there (slight flowery one) is gone quickly since this water gel absorbs quickly so I only notice it for a few minutes.

Do you want to know more? First it’s very hydrating even though it’s so lightweight. It’s not a rich cream, instead it’s a water gel that is light as air. It contains “Cumulative Hydration-Release Technology” created to instantly lock moisture to your skin and retain it for up to 5 days.

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Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

It plays really nicely under makeup too. As a matter of fact it works wonderfully with foundation so that it never balls up on me.

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel is called nutrient-charged since it’s loaded with a blend of vitamins, minerals, and peptides. “This nutrient-charged blend of peptides, vitamins and minerals strengthens the skin’s barrier for plump, smooth skin. Vitamins B3, B5, B6, B9, and E alleviate dryness, provide anti-wrinkle benefits, and soothe skin. Silicon, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Magnesium support healthy-looking skin tone and texture. Oligopeptide-1, Oligopeptide-2, Polypeptide-1, Polypeptide-9, Polypeptide-11 visibly repair and restore damaged skin.”

And it’s PINK!!! I love pink so I was thrilled to open this jar and find that I could be adding a moisturizer that is pink!

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

Here’s a quote from Doctor Murad the creator of this incredible product:

“Eat Your Water is a phrase I have been using for many years. Staying sufficiently hydrated isn’t just about drinking eight glasses of water a day. When we eat more water-rich foods, we absorb water more slowly because it is trapped in the nutritional structure of these foods. Slow absorption means that water in food stays in our bodies longer to optimize hydration. The same rule applies to skin. Applying nutrient-rich ingredients will strengthen the skin barrier and help our skin trap and hold onto more water, longer. That’s how the formula for Nutrient-Charged Water Gel was born.”—Dr. Murad

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel

I’ve been very impressed with this water gel moisturizer and I know I’ll be more impressed in the summer months. It feels delicious when being applied since there’s a coolness to it. Since it’s oil-free I know it’s not clogging my pores. This is a skincare product that I am enjoying immensely and will continue to do so as the weather warms. If you are looking for a change of pace or need something on your skin that feels wonderfully refreshing, Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel is the answer.  —  Marcia

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel is available at Sephora, and Murad.com 

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propanediol, Saccharide Isomerate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Silica Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-11, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Bacillus/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Trehalose, Taurine, Serine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Calcium Pantothenate, Niacinamide, Phytantriol, Acetyl Glutamine, Urea, Cholesterol, Yeast Amino Acids, Phytosphingosine, Inositol, Betaine, Lecithin, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pyridoxine HCl, Sucrose, Algin, Pullulan, Maltodextrin, Polysilicone-11, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Decyl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Polyisobutene, Silica, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Phosphate, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 4 (CI 14700)

Pixi Beauty cosmetics and skin care needs no introduction! Giveaway time

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

David Letterman has a new show on Netflix named “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” and that’s exactly how we feel about Pixi Beauty. It needs no introduction as a brand since we rave about them all the time. They are always coming out with new products that are unique to the market and have built up a wonderful reputation for both their Skintreats and their cosmetics. So they need no introduction, just reviews. Oh and a giveaway too.

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Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

LISA IS LOVING ON PIXI BEAUTY COSMETICS TODAY

There is a lot to love from Pixi and today I am crushing on Pixi eyes and lips.  My first date with LIQUID FAIRY LIGHTS ($15) was actually a total dud…but that’s because I thought these beauties were for lips! Yes, I used these liquid glimmer eyeshadows on my lips and was like, man, these sure are gritty. I can’t recommend these at all.  What a bummer, they are so gorgeous in the tube…how did Pixi get this so wrong?? Then I took a look at the packaging and just had to laugh!!

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

So on my eyes they went for a second date and a true love affair was born. They are GORGEOUS. Even on my old eyes, these glimmery ethereal shadows are fantastic. They feel very interesting when applied – they go on wet and feel moist for a bit, probably thanks to the chamomile and rose extracts in the formula. They dry down in a few minutes and are so pretty. I love them by themselves, although you can also layer them over other eyeshadows if you want to add depth.

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Rose Gold

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Bare Brilliance

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights in Crystalline, Rose Gold, and Bare Brilliance

Crystalline is a silvery sparkling white. Bare Brilliance is glimmering brown. Rose Gold is a shimmery golden brown. I apply them with the doe foot applicator (another reason I thought they were lip glosses!!) but you can use a brush or your finger.

Moving on to actual Pixi lip products, the MATTELAST LIQUID LIP ($14) is an excellent matte lippie. It lasts forever and doesn’t flake or become overly drying. It has rosehip oil in it which makes this easier to wear than many other matte lippies.

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in Prettiest Pink

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in Prettiest Pink

Pixi MatteLast Liquid Lip in Prettiest Pink

I really like the applicator – it’s called a PixiPetal applicator and Pixi says that it ‘provides even and precise application’ and I have to agree. You outline your lips with the point of the applicator then fill in the color with the flat side. My shade is Prettiest Pink, which is a very bright blue pink. It’s a little intense for my thin lips so I tone it down with some gloss. I want to try this in other shades that would work better for my lips, like Pastel Petal or Really Rose.

Pixi LipLift Max in Peony Bloom

Pixi LipLift Max in Peony Bloom

Pixi LipLift Max in Peony Bloom

I also love the LIPLIFT MAX ($14), which is Pixi’s plumping lip gloss. It gives lips a shiny, glossy look and has a fresh, minty taste. It has a nice slip that isn’t sticky at all, and the formula has peptides, aloe, jojoba, and chamomile that treats and hydrates lips while also plumping them up. Mine is in the shade Peony Bloom, which is a very pretty peachy pink. I just love it for spring!!

MARCIA IS FAVORING PIXI SKINTREATS TODAY

Pixi Skintreats: T-Zone Peel Off Mask, Rose Cream Cleanser, Rose Tonic

When Petra Strand started Pixi Beauty just 10 years ago you only knew about her radiant cosmetics but she always had a passion for skincare. Her first skincare item, Glow Tonic, took off and became a world favorite for women wanting natural beauty that was affordable and youth-enhancing.

As time has evolved so has Pixi Skintreats and right now there’s a surge in Rose based products.

Start with Pixi’s new ROSE CREAM CLEANSER, a nourishing cream cleanser. Surprisingly this is made with mineral rich mud that cleanses your skin as it helps strengthen and soften it. This contains some wonderful ingredients like Rose Flower Oil to moisturize; Chamomile & Aloe Vera for soothing and calming, and Avocado Oil to condition and soften your skin. I like that it’s so creamy as I find that feels hydrating.

Pixi Rose Cream Cleanser

ROSE TONIC is the next generation of Glow Tonic. It contains nutrients your skin will love while it helps tone, calm skin, balance pH, and minimize redness. This is excellent for sensitive skin as well as all skin types as it’s alcohol free. The key ingredients are Rose Flower Extract which moisturizes and restores skin; Elderflower to gently tone and brighten; and Chamomile & Aloe Vera to sooth, calm and reduce redness. Use this after cleansing or to refresh your skin at any time of day.

Pixi Rose Tonic

The T-ZONE PEEL OFF MASK is my favorite new Skintreat. I’m a fan of masks and the fact that it is meant for my t-zone makes it even better. It’s only used on your actual t-zone so for me it’s my nose and chin (the t-zone also includes forehead but I don’t have a problem there). It’s to be used 1-2 times a week, more if needed. Put on a thick, even layer and let it completely dry. Then have the fun of gently peeling it off. It gives me immediate results making my face look less congested. I usually follow up with Rose Tonic or Glow Tonic. “It contains a unique green superfood blend that includes Avocado, Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Green Tea, and Bamboo Extract to help firm & refine. Great for congested, dull & tired skin.”

Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask

Pixi T-Zone Peel-Off Mask

FAST FLASH FACIAL is a great skin treat since it has three of the Skintreats in one box. “Discover our 3 steps for a fast and effective professional salon peel treatment without leaving home!
Our radiance revealing, Peel & Polish resurfaces and loosens dead skin cells, gently exfoliates, and polishes to reveal brighter skin. Our Exfoliating Glow Tonic toner with 5% glycolic acid evens out skintone for a brighter, clearer, smoother complexion. This radiance-boosting Instant Flash Balm is the ultimate 3-in-1 primer, moisturizer & mask that brightens and revitalizes to perk up skin instantly!”

Pixi Skintreats Fast Flash Facial

Pixi Fast Flash Facial

With this set you get 3 of Pixi’s most popular items. Peel & Polish is something that I use several times a week. It lives in my shower and the minute I step in I apply it to my dry skin. I let it be for at least 2 minutes while I start to wash my body, then I massage it into my skin for the exfoliation and rinse off. Glow Tonic is the star of Pixi’s line and is an exfoliating toner with 5% glycolic acid. Last in the trio is the Rose Flash Balm, a 3 in 1 product that is oil free and moisturizes and brightens. It also is great as a revitalizing mask as well as a primer to prep skin for perfect makeup application.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Today’s giveaway is for Pixi Skintreats. (A cosmetic giveaway is coming up soon.) There are two winners for US Beauty Info Zone subscribers. You’ll be asked to comment on which of the two prizes you’d most like. One prize is the Rose Cream Cleanser and the Rose Tonic and the second prize is the Fast Flash Facial set. Two of you are going to have fabulous Pixi skin. The rest of you will need to buy these since they are that good! Giveaway runs through 4/16/18 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Lots of luck.

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Pixi products are paraben free and never tested on animals. They can be found at Pixi’s website as well as Target stores and target.com.

Get winter relief with Babo and Brevena

Brevena Therapy Balms and Babo Botanicals Hydrating Stick

There are two brands that I’m using to help get through the harshness of winter. Babo Botanicals has a new Sensitive Skin Care Therapy line that has products that hydrate, cleanse, calm and comfort dry skin as well as sensitive and eczema-prone skin.

The second brand is BREVENA® whose products focus on skin health and hydration using Macro B Complex®, their proprietary ingredient proven to deliver gorgeous, glowing, ultra-smooth skin.

The main reason I was excited to get products from both brands is that they are basically fragrance free and both help with dry skin. I’m all about fragrance free whenever possible.

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Babo Botanicals Sensitive Skin Dry Relief Hydrating Stick

BABO BOTANICALS Sensitive Skin Dry Relief Hydrating Stick is an all in one product. It’s just the right size to carry with you to help relieve so many issues: chapped lips, eczema, dry hands and cuticles, insect bites, and more. I’ve been looking for products that are great for travel and this fits in perfectly with my plans. There’s a slight minty smell to it and feels soothing when applied.

The packaging is like a mini deodorant (3″ tall, 1.5″ wide) and is suitable for everyone including children. It’s 100% natural and contains medical grade colloidal oatmeal for immediate dry skin relief. The benefits are that it protects against dry and chapped lips, as well as relieves and soothes flare ups, irritation, rashes and itchiness. Sounds pretty miraculous and it actually is. I’ve used it mostly on my hands since my fingers often get chapped.

Babo Botanicals Hydrating Stick

Ingredients that help it moisturize and soothe are shea and cocoa butters. It’s also enriched with “Nutri-Soothe Complex”. There are other products in this Sensitive Skin line like Hydra Therapy Lotion for dry and eczema prone skin (fragrance free and vegan) and Hydra Therapy Wash for face and body. (gluten, soy, dairy and sulfate free).

BREVENA®’s products focus on skin health and hydration using Macro B Complex® and a blend of emollients to deliver deep hydration. Their products are not only fragrance free but they are also dye-free, made in the US, not tested on animals, and are great for all skin types. I’ve been using both their Hand & Cuticle Therapy Balm and the Intensive Foot & Heel Repair and realized that they are actually the same product but different packaging. So you only need one to perform a fantastic job of moisturizing your hands and feet.

Brevena Intensive Foot & Heel Repair and Hand & Cuticle Therapy Balm

In 90% of the hand cream reviews I see they talk about how quickly the product absorbs but I’m not going to say that. This is a thicker balm so it takes time for maximum absorption. Brevena says to give it about 15 minutes though I find that after 10 minutes it feels terrific and I can go on with my life. For some that might mean to use it before bed, for others it means just take a little extra time. My hands don’t feel greasy after but they feel fabulously soft and protected.

ingredients for Brevena Hand & Cuticle Therapy Balm and for Intensive Foot & Heel Repair

Both the Hand & Cuticle Balm and the Foot & Heel Repair have the same ingredients and texture.

Brevena Hand & Cuticle Therapy Balm swatch

I’m not a person who can sleep in socks so I apply the Intensive Foot & Heel Repair when I get it bed. Not only do I massage it into my tootsies but I also use the remainder on my hands. Not everyone is going to have this luxury but if I just had one it would be on my nightstand. There’s a protective barrier that helps my hands and feet look better – no more scaly heels or fingers. While these are expensive to begin with ($49) remember that they aren’t lotions or creams. They are protective balms and a little goes a long way. (Our key ingredient is Macro B Complex, a botanical element extracted from the cell wall of the oat plant)

Don’t let the rest of winter beat you down. Fight back and shield your skin from the harshness of winter and skin problems with Babo Botanicals and Brevena Laboratories.  —  Marcia

 

Makeup Wars Must Have Winter product – Pur Attitude Fusion C

When Makeup Wars chose Must Have Winter Product as the topic of the week I was absolutely sure that I’d choose something cosmetic. I bought so many eyeshadow palettes and lip products in December that I had plenty to pick from. But I’ve found that it’s skincare that I’m concentrating on lately so my typical post isn’t my typical post. I can always talk about my oodles of eyeshadows but I am really loving Pur Attitude Fusion-C lately and seeing what it is doing for my 2018 skin is where I’m at.

Pur Attitude Fusion-C

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I started out my recent skincare journey with Vitabrid C¹² FACE Brightening Powder which I attribute for my age spots starting to fade. I’m continuing it with Pur Attitude Fusion-C Vitamin C Serum to not only keep those spots at bay but to brighten my face with its 4 forms of Vitamin C.

Pur Attitude Fusion-C Vitamin C Serum

I was sick the first week of the new year and totally let my skin go. I didn’t use anything at all and felt dull as dishwater. When I snapped out of my funk the first product I reached for was this brightening serum. It contains some great ingredients: Ascorbic Acid, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, and Sodium Ascorbate. Fusion-C Brightening Serum also contains BV-OSC Ester, which is an active form of Vitamin C that improves collagen synthesis. The serum’s benefits include improving the look of fine lines and wrinkles, lightening age spots, and discoloration with the use of Licorice Extract, Vitamin E, and Hydrolized Collagen.

Pur Attitude Fusion-C ingredient list

PUR attitude Fusion-C Brightening Serum quickly perked my skin back up and I’m grateful for that. This is a serum that I’m just using at night. It’s very thin and feels watery yet it absorbs quickly. You know I love Hyaluronic Acid in my skincare and Pur Attitude must know it too.

Fusion-C Brightening Serum is enhanced with the power of natural Hyaluronix™ technology, which delivers up to one thousand times its weight in water, binding moisture deeply into the skin. Hyaluronix™ uses a complex of three different molecular weights of Hyaluronic Acid to create a delivery system that encapsulates and time-releases key ingredients deep within the lower layers of the skin.

Pur Attitude Fusion-C Vitamin C Serum

Pur Attitude Fusion-C Vitamin C Serum

Part of my skincare journey is to brighten my skin so that the hyperpigmentation is lightened and evened out. I’m thrilled with how the serum has added to the journey. My skin looks less spotty and I see some increased elasticity in it now that this is part of my routine.

Since I need such a small amount of Fusion-C I feel this serum will last me a good amount of time. Pur Attitude follows a “Safe Beauty” standard and uses no harsh chemicals, parabens, PEG’s, glycols, sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances and artificial dyes. It’s fragrance free (yes!!!!) so it’s not offensive to anyone’s sense of smell.

If you join their reward program you’ll get $10 off your first purchase. Since this serum is reasonably priced at $39 joining makes it an even better deal. I’m interested in trying their Best Sellers Trial Size Kit ($19.99) to try their 5 top products. These seem to be the perfect size for travel.

As a Must Have for me I am obviously recommending it. Get your skincare journey going with this effective serum.  —  Marcia

Now let’s see what other Must Haves are loved by the Makeup War bloggers.