Tresor Rare giveaway for the woman who wants to feel like royalty

Tresor Rare

Tresor Rare

Tresor-Rare is being offered to one US Beauty Info Zone subscriber by their PR company. I have not used either of these 2 products though I’d love to do so but I feel confident that it’s going to bring the winner something special. The following is the press announcement about Tresor-Rare products.

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Pure pearl powder is an ancient Chinese beauty secret that has been used for over 3,000 years for bright, lustrous and beautiful skin. Pearl powder is the “magic cure” for removing many unwanted skin conditions. This ancient formula is brought to you in the form of two age defying pearl products.

What makes Tresor-Rare.com a product fit for royalty? The award winning pearl collection has wide ranging benefits which include:

  • Environmental protection
  • Stimulates natural anti-oxidant defenses
  • Protects and detoxifies the cells
  • Helps restore firmness and elasticity
  • Boosts anti- radical and anti-oxidant defense systems, reinforcing skin resistance
  • Instantly fills in lines and wrinkles
  • Stimulates cellular activity and helps skin renewal

The Ultimate Pearl Incredible benefits are achieved due to a treasure chest. A complex skin potion mixture of advanced active ingredients sourced and developed through intensive research by the Tresor Rare research center.

Ultimate Pearl Facial Peel

A definitive facial peeling gel which assists brightening, cleansing, detoxifying and conditioning the skin, generating a softer, fresher and brighter looking complexion. This mild formula includes a unique combination of ingredients to methodically and comfortably eliminate dead skin cells, surplus oil and residues hence leaving the skin feeling smooth and soft, resulting to a new healthy glow.

Application (Use this facial peel up to twice weekly in the evening.) Apply a small amount of the peeling gel onto dry skin. Using the tips of your fingers rub the gel into the face in small circular movements until you see a water-like basis. At that point, leave the mask on your face for 2-5 minutes. Remove by gently rubbing off, in the same circular motion (A tad more aggressively) getting the peeling effect. Keep rubbing until the mask has completely flaked off.  Keep away from rubbing onto the eye contour area. Rinse off any remaining residue using lukewarm water or a toner.

2.04 oz

Price: $399.00

Ultimate Pearl Protecting and Defending Cream

A beautiful and remarkably soft skin cream that includes a unique combination of ingredients to assist in defending, protect, depollute and nourishing the skin. This decisive formula comfortably and thoroughly treats the skin, thus enhancing a luxuriously comfortable and supple feel.

Application (Use this moisturizer twice daily.) Apply cream onto a freshly cleansed face. Take an adequate amount of the cream and dab it on your face in all regions. Rub gently into the skin. The cream helps offer all day protection against all elements and moisturizes the top layers of the skin.

2.04 oz

Price: $399.00

 

About the company

Tresor Rare is not just another luxury perfume and beauty brand, it’s a philosophy, a statement and a state of mind, to be worn with pride to show the world you’ve arrived.

Trésor Rare, French for “Rare Treasure” is composed of the refining effectiveness of gemstones, exfoliating diamond dust and the smoothing properties of deep water pearls all meticulously mixed with plant stem cells, liposomes, phospholipids and selected minerals sourced from around the world to form superb skin potions to form one of the rarest skincare in the world. Laboratory manufactured with Swiss expertise under health department license exclusively for Tresor Rare.

The Trésor Rare elite team of skin-care experts have pushed for over 7 years to set a new standard in superb, age-defying skin care products with one aim in mind: restoring skin to its most youthful appearance. The Tresor Rare line of products was selected as a finalist in the HBA (Health Beauty America) Skin Care Prestige Category for 2015.

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  In the comments you’ll be asked which of the two products you’d like to win so be sure to read the descriptions. This is open to US subscribers only and as usual I need to be able to find your email subscription as well as your comment. The giveaway is open through 5/1/17 at 11:59 p.m. ET. If comments close early you can email me your comment to [email protected] and label it Tresor Rare. The winner will receive their prize directly from the PR company and not from Beauty Info Zone.

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Let’s go #MultiMisting with Pixi Skintreats and a giveaway

Pixi Skintreats #MultiMisting

Pixi Skintreats #MultiMisting

Multitasking is the way we can save time and stay beautiful. You can find multitasking cosmetics with ease but the newest trend is to multitask with skincare. By planning out a variety of skincare products you can get it all done quickly, efficiently, and thoroughly. Pixi Skintreats has sent their newest products for this job and they are all products you’ll want but more importantly need.

pixi misting boxWhy Pixi? Their products are affordable yet do the same or better than high priced similar items ($15 each for these mists). They are cruelty free. Skintreats has innovative formulas that are infused with botanicals and beneficial ingredients.

4 Mists are being featured here, each with their own special formulas and uses.

To invigorate and revive use VITAMIN WAKEUP MIST

Pixi Skintreats Vitamin Wakeup Mist

Pixi Skintreats Vitamin Wakeup Mist

Shake this up morning or evening to strengthen and tone your skin. This is a boosting treatment toner that adds hydration and protects your skin. The orange blossom water base is blended with skin-loving citrus fruit extracts, lavender, and arginine. Vitamin Wakeup Mist is perfect way to cool and refresh.

To hydrate and soothe there’s HYDRATING MILKY MIST

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Mist

Pixi Skintreats Hydrating Milky Mist

Hydrating Milky Mist is loaded with fabulous moisturizing ingredients especially Hyaluronic Acid and Black Oat. Use this along with the Vitamin Waking Mist and your skin is moisturized beautifully. Even without the vitamin mist using this before you use any serums helps trap moisture onto your skin. If you have dry skin this will be especially great for you.

To set and hydrate you’ll want MAKEUP FIXING MIST

Pixi Skintreats Makeup Fixing Mist

Pixi Skintreats Makeup Fixing Mist

Makeup Fixing Mist is a setting mist once you have on your face. This helps prolong your makeup and keeps it from moving and settling into fine lines and pores. Makeup Fixing Mist is really helpful in warm weather to keep you looking fresh as can be. The rose water and green tea infused formula comforts, protects and balances skin for a fresh face.

To glow and nourish check out GLOW MIST

Pixi Skintreats Glow Mist

Pixi Skintreats Glow Mist

Glow Mist has been one of Pixi’s best sellers, with 21 natural oils plus propolis, aloe vera, and fruit extracts this is great for your skin as well as giving you a soft dewy finish. This triple threat can be used prior to makeup, following makeup, and throughout the day to refresh.

Now for the giveaway information. Two US subscribers will win a package with ONE of these mists along with a variety of Pixi Beauty products.

Pixi Beauty prizes

Pixi Beauty prizes

COMMENT TIME: 1) Decide which of the 4 mists you’d love to win. 2) Pick one of these two eyeshadow palettes you’d most like

Amethyst Aura or Aquamarine Dream

Amethyst Aura or Aquamarine Dream

3) Pick which one of the Tinted Brilliance Balms you’d prefer

Soft Sienna or Lucent Glow

Soft Sienna or Lucent Glow

4) If any of these others appeal to you then add those to your comment

Pixi extras

Pixi extras

Subtly Suntouched Bronzer, Snow Sparkle Fairy Dust, Eye Bright Liner, Slate Grey Eye Liner, Super Smoky Crayon Duo, Translucid Powder, mini Glow Tonic, Lash Nourish Remover Pads

The only guarantee is the mist you choose. The rest will be sent as close to your comment as possible.

Our giveaway is open to US Subscribers and we’ll have two big winners plus 2 winners for the other mists. The giveaway ends on 4/27/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments (Speak Your Mind) close early please email me [email protected] and label it PIXI. Lots of luck!  —  Marcia

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Lavido Head to Toe special with a great giveaway

Love products that are inspired by nature? Love products that have been imbued with the ancient healing properties of the Sea of Galilee? You’ve come to the right place since LAVIDO has a wonderful special that will save you $75 and take care of your skin from head to toe.

 

Lavido Head to Toe Collection

Lavido Head to Toe Collection

LAVIDO has created a collection that is a perfect gift for someone you cherish. This set contains 7 of their favorite products and sells for $175 (down from $250) from now until April 17th.

LAVIDO based in the Galilee Valley. They source only the highest quality natural and organic herb, fruit, vegetable and nut oils, as well as, utilize top-notch traditional and cutting-edge production technologies. Lavido is also vegan-friendly, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and includes no mineral oil, SLS, parabens, synthetic fragrance, dyes or alcohol.

The 7 products in this kit are: Gentle Exfoliating Cream, Facial Toner, Invigorating Facial Serum, Alert Eye Cream, Thera-Intensive Body Cream, Lavender Aromatic Body Lotion, and Mandarin Nurturing Hand Cream.

We are giving away 4 LAVIDO products thanks to Lavido’s generosity.

 

Invigorating Facial Serum: Nourishes, repairs and protects skin with fatty acids, minerals and vitamins from organic, cold-pressed Evening Primrose Seed Oil and Almond Oil. It helps to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and significantly improves skin hydration, firmness and elasticity.

Lavido Facial Serum

Lavido Facial Serum

Lavido Aromatic Lavender Body Lotion: Leaves skin restored and incredibly soft with organic, distilled Bulgarian Lavender and organic, cold-pressed Shea Butter and Avocado Gentle Exfoliator Peeling Cream: Derived from organic, cold-pressed Black Cumin Oil, Pomegranate Seed Oil and Citrus Oil. Oyster Shell Powder and Pomegranate Peel Grains provide a subtle scrubbing action. Formulated to gently cleanse & slough away dead cells and buildup.

Lavido Lavender Body Lotion

Lavido Lavender Body Lotion

 

Gentle Exfoliating Cream: Purify…Refresh…Stimulate your skin. Enjoy the purity and freshness of deeply cleansed skin, derived from organic Pomegranate peel, cold-pressed pomegranate seed oil, and Citrus Oils. Formulated to gently slough dead cells to revitalize the skin. Suitable for all skin types.

Lavido Gentle Exfoliator Cream

Lavido Gentle Exfoliator Cream

Nurturing Hand Cream: Nurture hands to softness with organic, cold-pressed Mandarin Oil, Shea Butter, and distilled Lemon Myrtle Oil. Formulated with Almond Oil and enriched with plant-based Hyaluronic Acid to protect and hydrate skin.

Lavido Mandarin Hand Cream

Lavido Mandarin Hand Cream

Other items in this Head to Toe Collection are:

Alert Eye Cream: Formulated with plant-based Hyaluronic Acid, cold-pressed Avocado Oil, organic Pomegranate Seed Oil & Citrus Extracts. Brightens, moisturizes and relieves puffiness around the eye area. Diminishes appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves hydration, elasticity, texture and firmness.

Hydrating Facial Toner: Gentle facial toner formulated with organic Pomegranate Peel, Orange Blossom & Carrot thoroughly removes makeup while tightening and closing the pores. Leaves skin refreshed and ready for serum/moisturizer. Can be used as a men’s after shave tonic to soothe and repair sensitive post-shave skin.

In addition there’s Thera-Intensive Body Cream in the collection: Calm…Restore…Hydrate your skin. A luxurious blend of aromatherapeutic and organic oils of distilled Tea Tree and Lavender, and cold-pressed Black Cumin Seed oils. This highly nourishing body moisturizer gently relieves dry and irritated skin, protects against environmental factors such as sun and after swimming, and restores the skin’s natural moisture balance. Recommended use: Apply generously onto towel dried skin. Allow to absorb, leaves skin soft, supple, and glowing. Clinically tested to relieve redness. Dermatologically Tested.

While there’s no guarantee you’ll be the winner you really should consider purchasing this as a Mother’s Day, housewarming gift, or birthday gift while the special is on. You just have through 4/17 to make someone very happy!  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  LAVIDO has generously offered a giveaway for one US Beauty Info Zone subscriber. What you’ll receive are 4 of the products from their  collections: Gentle Exfoliating Cream, Invigorating Facial Serum, Thera-Intensive Body Cream and Mandarin Nurturing Hand Cream. The Lavido giveaway is open to US subscribers only through 4/24/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. If comments close early please email me at [email protected] and label it Lavido. If no comment is made or I can’t find your subscription you’ll be disqualified so don’t let that do you in!

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Is Système 41 the skincare collection you need? Review and Giveaway

Système 41 Skincare Essentials

Système 41 Skincare Essentials

Quite a while ago I was offered a Système 41 Skincare Essentials kit to try out. I asked the PR person about the fragrance of the skincare since it’s a plant based line and my nose has won the distinction of being The Most Sensitive Nose in Bloggerdom. Therefore that’s one of the factors that I base my reviews on. According to the PR person I talked with the line has a “natural fragrance with a mild scent”. I agreed to try it but honestly forgot about the line while recouping from my broken foot. Once I was able to move about and photograph items I decided to give the line a try.

Système 41 Skincare Essentials kit ($119.95) contains 5 full size products that combine 100% natural ingredients along with the latest skincare science. In the Essentials Kit I found Gentle Purifying Cleanser, Gentle Exfoliating Scrub, Nourishing Day Creme, Revitalizing Eye Treatment, and Restorative  Night Treatment.

Système 41 was custom-designed by a dedicated team of scientists with a combined 80 years experience developing cosmetic lines for doctors, salons, and leading skin care companies. This team, lead by Dr. Janet Zand and Dr. David Wood, made it their mission to develop an all-natural skin care line that has the ability to revive aging skin so it looks and feels years younger. The result is Système 41, which contains advanced skin-science nutrients formulated and manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in the USA.

Système 41 Essential Skincare Kit

Système 41 Essential Skincare Kit

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser is one of my favorites from the company. It’s formulated with a blend of amino acids and has a pleasant light lemon fragrance. It’s a nicely moisturizing cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin. With Almond Oleosomes and Ceramides Complex it cleans and moisturizes without drying.

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser

Système 41 Gentle Purifying Cleanser

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub is the product that surprised me the most. At first I noticed a mild mint smell but as I massaged it onto my skin the fragrance became stronger but not unpleasant. It contains a naturally occurring mineral from the Dead Sea which is free of aluminum oxide. The scrub isn’t really gentle in my opinion but it’s as close as I have in my collection that gives the benefit of a microdermabrasion treatment. It can be applied twice a week but once a week is enough for me. I’ve actually moved this into my shower for two reasons. It’s a little hard to remove at the sink but the shower makes it easier. Also I like using this on my legs. It’s really cut down on the flakiness. This makes it double duty which I appreciate.

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme is the next step. It’s loaded with wonderful ingredients that help your skin to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, shield from environmental stress, and reduce the appearance of blotchiness, dark spots, and signs of aging due to the sun. It is deeply moisturizing but it needs time to absorb into your skin before applying any makeup. While I’ve used this a dozen times, I’ve since stopped. The fragrance isn’t very strong and most people won’t notice it, but I do and it takes a long time to dissipate. I can’t tell you the final results of using this but I wouldn’t discourage anyone from it.

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Nourishing Day Creme

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment is next and is great to use day and/or night. The eye treatment is very soothing for my eyes and makes my fine lines less noticeable. According to Systeme 41 This gravity-defying cream contains over 30 ingredients, including an Essential Fatty Acid Complex, Sandalwood and Barley Extracts to help rehydrate, reduce puffiness, and help minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.Luckily this has no fragrance so it’s going to stay in my rotation.

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment

Système 41 Revitalizing Eye Treatment

The last product in this Skincare Essential Kit is the Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment. This is a very rich moisturizer that is highly concentrated. It purports to improve suppleness, firmness, reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while reducing the appearance of blotches and breakouts. You’ll notice that I said ‘purports’ since try as I might I only made it through 4 nights using this strongly fragranced moisturizer. It has some amazing ingredients and most people won’t be bothered by it but it kept me up at night. I couldn’t get used to the scent which was both herbal and flowery. I know the technology behind this is excellent but this is not for the scent sensitive.

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 Restorative Night Treatment

Système 41 has some great specials on their products, you can buy each one separately or you can buy a system. The more you buy, the better your price. They even have a 90 day refund policy, that’s how sure they are that you will like the products. If you are interested in a line that is paraben free, gluten free, non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and uses all natural ingredients then look into Système 41. —  Marcia

Système 41 Skincare Essentials swatches

Système 41 Skincare Essentials swatches

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Systeme 41 has kindly offered to send one complete Skincare Essentials Kit to a Beauty Info Zone US subscriber. The giveaway is open through 4/18 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. There are two MUST requirements: be an email subscriber to Beauty Info Zone and comment on the blog post. All the information you need is in the Rafflecopter. If “Speak Your Mind” closes you can email your comment to [email protected] but be sure you click I commented in the Rafflecopter. There are extra ways to enter, including tweeting each day. The prize will be sent to the winner by Systeme 41 and not by us.

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The most unusual skincare I’ve ever tried: Hydroskin. You can win a set in this giveaway

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Pack

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Pack

I don’t even know where to start with Hydroskin other than that it’s the most unusual skincare regime I’ve ever used. I couldn’t begin to count how many brands I’ve used since blogging and I’ve never encountered a brand like this before. When Hydroskin offered me a starter set I was intrigued and agreed to test. They made me promise to use it for a minimum of 30 days straight without any other brand. It’s hard for me to make such a promise but I did and I’m so enthusiastic about my experience.

Hydroskin products

Hydroskin products

There are 4 products to get you going with Hydroskin: cleanser, hydro mist, (HA) serum, C moisturizer. After washing up with their cleanser it will take you no more than 90 seconds to use all 3 of the remaining products. Actually you need to make sure you do it in 90 seconds or less to make the skincare the most effective.

Hydroskin is an Australian brand that ships to the US. They make their skincare in small batches to make sure they are their efficacy stays true. Plus their items use natural ingredients so they don’t want them waiting in a warehouse.

Hydroskin Cleanser

Hydroskin Cleanser

HYDROSKIN CLEANSER is a soap free gentle formula that uses unique ingredients to keep it anti-inflammatory.

Active Ingredients
Chamomile hydrosol is Chamomile Roman diffuse in distilled water. Chamomile Roman (Chamaemelum nobile) has been used for centuries to calm acne, rashes, eczema, wounds, dermatitis, and dry and itchy skin.

Coco Betaine (coconut) is derived from coconut oil and known as the “gentle cleanser”, it makes soft foam and washes away grime leaving no residue.

Polyglucose (sugar/glucose) is one of a new generation of cleansers derived from sugar starch. It is just as effective as sulphates, but extremely mild and non-toxic.

Olive Oil Esters (water-soluble olive oil) is water-soluble olive oil. It is very hydrating and is extremely proficient in avoiding dry and tense skin caused by over cleansing or exfoliating.

After using the cleanser (about 2 – 3 pumps will be enough for your face, neck and chest) rinse and pat your face dry.

Now let’s get the timer going!!hydroskin step book

HYDROSKIN HYDRO MIST contains vitamins B3 and B5. It’s a watery substance but it is the first step in making sure that you end up with an amazing complexion. It uses natural humectants to hydrate, brighten and lighten skin. It’s meant to soften wrinkles, reduce blotchiness, improve hydration and fade age spots. Now that’s a lot to swallow from a product that appears like water but it really is important to their system. The ingredients are wonderful and reading about them will make you want to use this for sure.

Hydroskin Hydro Mist

Hydroskin Hydro Mist

Apply 10 – 12 drops or sprays to your face, neck and chest and stop there. Do not wipe off. Leave it wet. After about 30 seconds you move on to the HA Serum. Now this is where I was lost at first. I didn’t use enough of the Hydro Mist though I moved on while it was wet. Mistake! This is the accelerator and you don’t want to misuse it. When I foolishly didn’t  use enough I didn’t care for the line but I soldiered on. My face felt dry and tight. I contacted Hydroskin only to find out it was me and not the skincare. Don’t skimp. I rarely sprayed it on preferring to splash it on with my hands. hydroskin step1

HYDROSKIN [HA] SERUM is my favorite product because of the Hyaluronic Acid used in this step. They combine miniHA™ and high molecular weight HA (Hyaluronic Acid) to produce rapid hydration and plumping of your skin. Apply 3 to 4 generous pumps of this over the wet Hydro Mist.

Hydroskin [HA] Serum

Hydroskin [HA] Serum

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) occurs naturally in the body and it is what attracts and binds water in the skin. HA has the ability to absorb up to 1000 times its weight in water. The result is a water-infused gel that feeds collagen and gives skin its plump firmness.

miniHA™ (Hyaluronic Acid) is extracted from plants using no corrosive chemicals. It has a very low molecular weight so that it can deeply nourish the skin right down to the collagen producing layer of the dermis. Meanwhile, high molecular weight HA sits on the surface, locking in and working with the miniHA™ to achieve optimal results.

hydroskin step2

Last in this process is Hydroskin C Moisturiser which contains a stable version of Vitamin C to make this moisturizer an “anti-aging powerhouse”.  Loaded with wonderful ingredients like Niacinamide, mini Hyaluronic Acid, 3 Natural Emollients: Meadowfoam Seed Oil + Avocado Oil + Sweet Almond Oil, and d-panthenol (vitamin B3), plus Organic Vegetable Glycerin is hygroscopic, that is, it absorbs moisture from the air and brings it to the skin. Use 3 to 4 pumps of this as your last step over your wet skin.

Hydroskin C Moisturizer

Hydroskin C Moisturizer

hydroskin step3

Your skin is going to feel wet for a short time and it may seem unusual to you as it did me. I’m used to richer creams and products that absorb quickly into my skin. But this singular line has its own process and cachet. The only thing I added to this routine was sunscreen in the morning and eye cream twice a day.

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Set

Hydroskin Starter/Travel Set

The sample/travel set costs $79.50 USD and will last you about 3 weeks if used in the right amounts. I finished the moisturizer before any of the other products so I’ve used the others with another moisturizer and still had pretty good results. I’ve felt that my skin has looked particularly nice and I’m not noticing sagginess, as much discoloration or redness, nor is my skin craving hydration even in the winter winds. I’ve actually gotten compliments on my appearance which is a rare thing. While this may break the paradigm I’ve become accustomed to, I grew to love the results.

Hydroskin is a skincare regimen that works for all skin types. It’s non-fragranced (insert heart here), cruelty-free, made from natural ingredients, and it works. After this experience I’d be delighted to try their Kakadu Plum Ultimate Vitamin C Serum as well as their Organic Manuka Honey Mask. —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY TIME: It is Beauty Info Zone’s 7th Blog Anniversary and we’re thrilled that Hydroskin is celebrating it with us and kicking off our Anniversary Giveaways. One US subscriber is going to be thrilled to win this unusual, unique, unbelievable set of skincare. The giveaway is open through 4/3/17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. Sometimes our comment section closes early so to solve that problem email me at [email protected] and label it HYDROSKIN to leave your comment. Then you can click ‘I commented’ so you can continue on. Please be sure you are subscribed by email to Beauty Info Zone to take advantage of this giveaway and the others we have for you.

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Take Jane Iredale with you on your next trip

Jane Iredale Skincare minis

Jane Iredale Skincare minis

With Spring Break and the spring holidays looking at us we need to think about how we can pack in the most efficient way. It’s not like summer time where you might be gone for a few weeks. This time of year you’re lucky to get away for 5-6 days but usually it’s a little less. Therefore you don’t necessarily want to shlep it all with you but you don’t want to give up quality products. And who’s coming to the rescue? Why Jane Iredale of course. Wait – did we know before that Jane Iredale had minis? I didn’t until they were sent my way and I’m happy to have them in my arsenal.

JANE IREDALE BEAUTYPREP SKINCARE MINIS

BeautyPrep Skincare Minis

BeautyPrep Skincare Minis

Jane Iredale sells mini versions of their BeautyPrep skincare. These are great for your travels, your gym bag, and for trying the brand out.

BeautyPrep Face Cleanser ($8.50) is an anti-oxidant and vitamin enhanced cleanser that uses cucumber extract in its micellar water formula. It’s a mild yet effective cleanser that doesn’t strip my skin at all. Like all of the BeautyPrep skincare items it’s cruelty free, vegan, and gluten free.

Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Cleanser and Toner

Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Cleanser and Toner

Follow the cleanser with their Face Toner ($10). This has an unusual fragrance since it’s been infused with Herbasome, a fruit extract water that contains organic Lemon Grass, Apple, Pear, Carrot and Coconut Water to restore the surface of the skin and balance pH. It refines pores and moisturizes to help makeup go on smoother and last longer.

Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer

Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer

My favorite product of the three is the BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer ($18). It has a light citrus fragrance from lemongrass extract. It contains 4 organic Rose Stem Cell Extracts to help with brightening and hydration. It’s very soothing and good for dehydrated skin. The full size has an airless pump system so you won’t be double dipping.

Jane Iredale Hydrating Mists

Jane Iredale Hydrating Mists

Other minis are their famous Hydration Mists. It’s the best way to try these out to see if they are great for your skin. These sprays have many uses

  • Sets minerals for a long lasting, smooth finish.
  • A must for post-laser.
  • Use to wet brushes and turn powder eye shadows into eyeliner.

 

Jane Iredale D2O Hydration Spray

Jane Iredale D2O Hydration Spray

D2O Hydration Spray: “D2O™ is based on Ylang Ylang that helps to hydrate, calm and protect the skin.” This one is great for hydrating, calming and protecting the skin. Ylang Ylang Flower Extract and Essential Oil balances oil in the skin. Chamomile Flower Extract calms and soothes while it helps alleviate dryness, itching and sensitivity.

Balance Hydrating Spray: This is my pick of the three I have. “Balance is formulated with Orange Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Grapefruit Peel Extract and Algae Extract to help balance skin’s oil.” I’m a big fan of citrus so this one is the most soothing to me. I used to be the queen of hot flashes and this spray was a life saver for me to get through those sessions. Balance Hydrating Spray is especially good for balancing oil.

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydrating Spray

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydrating Spray

Pommisst Hydrating Spray: This is the only one that I can no longer find a mini of though it was available in December. Pommisst is recommended for all skin types. It contains Pomegranate Extract, a powerful antioxidant and UV protector that also hydrates and helps minimize UV damage. Other important ingredients are White Tea Leaf Extract and Rosemary Leaf Extract.

All three of these Hydration Sprays are available in full size as well as refills for them. Hydration Sprays have been awarded ECOCERT’s Natural and Organic certification. ECOCERT strives to promote the use of ingredients derived from renewable resources and from organic farming.

Have you tried Jane Iredale skincare? If you like organic, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free products then you don’t want to miss out. I’m all set for travel between these goodies and the GLOW for a cause body butters. What about you?  —  Marcia

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GLOW For A Cause – a company like no other

glow for a casue logoGLOW for a cause meets so many of my needs and I’m confident will meet many of yours too. The company itself strove to create the purest and highest quality products possible. The creator, Johanna Querry Smith, is an artist, teacher and skincare “productista” who created this brand as a passion project. But it’s more than a passion for her, it’s a way to pamper yourself while you are giving back. 5% of all sales goes to their non-profit partner organizations.

GLOW for a cause

GLOW for a cause

I was sent their TRY IT ALL in a BAG set that is an exciting way to discover some of their line. It contains 14 nicely sized sample products inside a wonderful cosmetic bag created by BROMS.the.poet. For me this was an excellent way to try their products, mostly because almost everything is fragranced.

GLOW for a cause CARRY IT ALL BAG (bag)

GLOW for a cause CARRY IT ALL BAG (bag)

The CARRY IT ALL BAG ($16) can be bought separately as can the TRY IT ALL SAMPLES ($12) or you can buy the set TRY IT ALL in a BAG ($24).

GLOW for a cause BODY BUTTERS

GLOW for a cause BODY BUTTERS

There are 10 Body Butters that GLOW for a cause manufacturers and each can be bought separately but for me the delight is in having the opportunity to sniff out all of these to see what I like best. In alphabetical order here they are:

  1. CALM:  fresh lavender and warm vanilla, a sultry scent
  2. DREAM:  a bouquet of flowers with a warm woody base, it’s a soft floral scent
  3. EMBRACE:  blend of white amber, ginger, brown sugar and coconut with a subtle note of rich vanilla and musk, this is one of my personal favorites even though I wasn’t sure about the musk at first
  4. INNOCENCE:  delicate sweetness of berries and flowers with a twist of almond, a little bit of every good scent that Glow says is like Paris in the spring
  5. INSPIRE:   vibrant blend of florals and a dash of sunny citrus, I love this because of the natural citrus that comes through
  6. NATURAL:  unscented so of course this is the one I tried first to check out the richness and luxurious feel of these body butters
  7. REFRESH:  eucalyptus, spearmint and bergamot mix, I love the spearmint in this, it’s not a typical fragrance in bath/body products
  8. VIBE: “the vibrant mix of red berries, honey and bergamot are rounded out by a blend of vanilla, clove, sandalwood and the luscious twist of citrus zests.”, this is such a delightful scent that isn’t typical at all, highly recommended
  9. WANDER:  Bergamot and jasmine are grounded by spicy florals and an earthy undertone of sandalwood, incense and vanilla. Floral and spice and sandalwood stand out most to me.
  10. WISH:  light florals, white tea, and bergamot grounded by light musks; delightfully sweet and not overwhelming

    GLOW for a cause BODY BUTTER

    GLOW for a cause BODY BUTTER

These body butters are very rich without being sticky. They absorb nicely and last a good amount of time. Most of these would take the place of wearing fragrance in my opinion. They are Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Cruelty Free, and made in the USA.

GLOW for a cause skincare

GLOW for a cause skincare

There are two Facial Creams included in the samples: Calendula & Cream and Vanilla & Aloe. Vanilla & Cream is labeled Facial Moisturizing Cream. It’s made with 100% pure vanilla essential oil and aloe vera extract and has a very strong vanilla fragrance. It’s gluten free as well as paraben free plus there are no synthetic fragrances. The ingredients are amazing and you can tell from them what purity you are using.

INGREDIENTS

Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth – 20, Glycerin, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Glyceryl Monostearate, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Palm Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cera Alba, Dimethicone, Grapefruit Pink Essential Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Natural Vitamin E, Vanilla Flavor, Sodium Citrate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Green Tea Extract, Chamomile Extract, Silk Powder, Honey Powder, Banana Fruit Extract, Papaya Fruit Extract, Aloe Vera Powder, Apricot Fruit Extract

Calendula & Cream is the Facial Nourishing Cream and is created with lightly scented with 100% pure essential oils of lemon, bergamot and tangerine. It soothes damaged skin without leaving a greasy feeling. As a fan of citrus aromas this is my favorite of the two.

GLOW for a cause Facial Nourishing Cream and Facial Moisturizing Cream

GLOW for a cause Facial Nourishing Cream and Facial Moisturizing Cream

In addition to the moisturizers there’s a scrub and facial mask. FACIAL CLAY SCRUB in Ylang Ylang and Lime is lightly fragranced with 100% pure ylang ylang essential oil and the crisp notes of lime.  It contains Australian clay and apricot exfoliants that don’t hurt sensitive skin. I find it washes off easily with a wash cloth.

INGREDIENTS

Aqua, Kaolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Shell, Sodium Lactate, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin, Organic Ylang Ylang Oil, Litsea Cubeba Essential Oil, Lime Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Honey Powder, Aloe Vera Powder, Chamomile Extract

GLOW for a cause Facial Clay Scrub and Facial Clay Mask

GLOW for a cause Facial Clay Scrub and Facial Clay Mask

FACIAL CLAY MASK in Lime & Lavender is “Formulated with Australian and Rhassoul clays, our mask helps to lift impurities and revitalize skin. It is enhanced with evening primrose oil and carrot oil, reputed to nourish the skin and fight the effects of aging, and is infused with the calming aroma of lavender and lime.” I personally find the fragrance to be strong at first but then becomes easier for me to tolerate.

GLOW for a cause TRY IT ALL

GLOW for a cause TRY IT ALL

GLOW FOR A CAUSE has introduced me to a world of fragrances and products I wasn’t aware of. I love being able to try these samples for a reasonable price and I love having samples that are the perfect size for travel. The companies that they partner with are the benefits of their largesse. Specifically if you purchase the Try It All In A Bag you’ll help out Cowgirls vs Cancer, Boston’s Firefigter’s Burn Foundation, The Red Sox Foundation, MaxFun Animal Adoption Center, The Gathering Place, and Berni’s Journey.

For a unique experience and a way to help others try GLOW for a cause. —  Marcia

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