Osmotics: When SPF met skincare

Osmotics Age Prevention

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Osmotics Cosmeceuticals is a brand you’ve likely heard about since it’s sold in prestigious departments stores and has many products that are on the lips of people looking for results and not hype. Two of their products that are absolutely perfect for summer are their Age Prevention SPF products. With two products that make up their sun protection line they’ve cut to the chase, only creating what they consider to be the best of the best.

Osmotics Age Prevention: Protection Extreme SPF 45 and Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45

Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45 ($45) is the daily sun protection that you need. Not only does it have Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB but it’s a sheer formula that is oil-free. It’s lightweight yet I know that it’s protecting me from the damages of the sun. I highly advocate wearing sunscreen 365 days a year since it’s essential to prevent premature aging and help against skin damage from the sun.

Osmotics Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45

If you follow Beauty Info Zone then you know my feelings about fragranced products so you know I’m thrilled that Osmotics Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45 is fragrance free. It leaves my skin feeling silky and wears wonderfully under makeup. This convenient tube is one I can carry with me if I want.

Osmotics Age Prevention Protection Extreme SPF 45

While I feel it’s great for my more mature skin because of the powerful antioxidants that fight free radical damage, I also can recommend it for those of you starting on a good skincare journey.

Osmotics Age Prevention: Protection Extreme SPF 45 and Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45

The second product is Age Prevention Sheer Facial Tint SPF 45 ($39)  which uses the same sunscreen ingredients and gives you the same protection yet it contains a light tint so that you get double duty with this: get the fabulous full spectrum protection while blurring imperfections to enhance your natural skin tone.

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Tint SPF 45

The Sheer Tint is available in 3 shades (Light, Medium, Dark). I was sent Light which didn’t look that light when I first applied it to my hand for a swatch but once blended onto my face, it was a great shade for me. I can use this with or without a foundation.

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Tint SPF 45 in Light

Osmotics Age Prevention Sheer Tint SPF 45, Light blended

Sheer Tint contains antioxidant vitamins and Sodium Hyaluronate for softer, smoother, healthier skin. This is so gentle on skin that it can be used after skincare procedures like peels and microdermabrasion.

Both of these Osmotics Age Prevention sunscreens have the same Active Ingredients so you aren’t trading protection for beauty.

Osmotics Age Prevention Active Ingredients

 With Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Age Prevention line you’ve got a marriage made in heaven: sun protection and high-end skincare! Whichever you choose to make your skin better, you can’t go wrong.  —  Marcia

Freshen up your SPF stash with options from Coppertone!

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Have you checked the expiration date on those sunscreens you’ve been wearing? Better take a look…sunscreens only last about three years or so. I am amazed at the incredible selection and variety of sunscreens we have at our disposal now. Remember back in the day when you had two choices – oil and lotion? Now I am excited when I run out of sunscreen or it expires because then I get to try something new!! Coppertone has some pretty cool options that need to go into your basket, pronto.

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Whipped Sunscreen

Coppertone Whipped Sunscreens ($14): Doesn’t that look like a palm full of fun? The Whipped Sunscreen is available in both the CLEARLYSheer and WaterBABIES lines. I can only imagine that little ones will be thrilled to put on sunscreen that looks this cool. The lotion sinks in super quick, smells fresh and clean, and is water-resistant. This is definitely a home run in the sun protection game.

Coppertone® Sport® Stick SPF 50

Coppertone® Sport® Stick SPF 50 ($7.99): This is a great way to take sun protection with you without any mess or fuss – just swipe it on and go. My son is an avid hiker and rock climber and he swears by the Coppertone® Sport® Stick SPF 50. It fits easily in a pocket or backpack and there is no worry of spillage. Just swipe it on hands, face, tops of feet, whatever needs protection and you are covered!

Coppertone Sport® Lip Balm SPF 50

Coppertone Sport® Lip Balm SPF 50

Coppertone Sport® Lip Balm SPF 50 ($3.99): It’s so easy to forget lips! They need sun protection too and Coppertone Sport® Lip Balm SPF 50 is a terrific option. I really love this – it’s super moisturizing with tons of aloe and Vitamin E, plus it gives lips broad spectrum protection. I have it in my purse at all times.

If you haven’t freshened up your SPF stash it’s a great time to do so, and Coppertone has lots of wonderful options. These are just three of my current favorites. What sunscreens are you loving lately?  – Lisa

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Multi-tasking protection: Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Gentle Breeze and Disappearing Color

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Gentle Breeze and Disappearing Color

We all know that it’s important to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun – but how about protection from the sun AND from Lyme disease? We are actually in danger of a big Lyme disease outbreak due to a rise in mouse and deer populations, which means more disease carrying ticks. Ewwww.

I ride my bike every day down a beautiful trail that is full of deer, mice, all sorts of critters – and that means the danger of ticks too. Thank goodness for Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard products!!                                                            samples

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Gentle Breeze

Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Disappearing Color

Remember back in the day when we all realized that Avon Skin So Soft kept mosquitoes from biting? Well, the Skin So Soft products still do that – protecting us from the Zika virus, by the way, and they also protect us from ticks and other bugs. Plus, they have SPF 30, which is essential for keeping skin safe. I love these particular Avon products because my kids love them – if kids think it’s fun, they will actually use the products.

  • SKIN SO SOFT BUG GUARD PLUS IR3535® Gentle Breeze SPF 30 Lotion ($14): Dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, this lotion is lightly scented with a cool, springtime fragrance. 
  • SKIN SO SOFT BUG GUARD PLUS IR3535® SPF 30 Cool ‘n Fabulous Disappearing Color Lotion ($14): The pediatrician-tested, hypoallergenic, kid-friendly formula goes on blue so you can see exactly where it’s being applied, then dries and disappears into the skin

    Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Gentle Breeze and Disappearing Color

    Avon Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus SPF 30 in Gentle Breeze and Disappearing Color

The lotions disappear into the skin so easily and the blue just couldn’t be more fun! I slather this stuff on every day before I head out to the trail on my bike and I feel great knowing that I am fully protected from the sun and from ticks and mosquitoes. I think these lotions are a must-have for every family this summer. You can find these products exclusively from Avon representatives and online at Avon.com. – Lisa

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Add some natural skincare to your life with Geneva Naturals

Geneva Naturals

Sometimes I just take things for granted, for example thinking that I wrote about Geneva Naturals Skincare so that you’d know about this natural, well-priced line. And then I realize that I’m the only one who knows this since I forgot to tell you. Well the time has come to reveal the secrets of the two Geneva Naturals Skincare products that I’ve been using since October!

Geneva Naturals is a relatively new brand on the market and is sold on Amazon. There are 5 products in the line with the core of the line having 3: Advanced Vitamin C+E Serum, Advanced Anti-Aging Cream with SPF, and Advanced Anti-Aging Retinol Cream. I have the two creams and now I’m sorry I didn’t request the Serum when the company sent these for review.

Geneva Natural Anti-Aging Cream with SPF 20 and Anti-Aging Retinol Cream

Geneva Naturals was created in a collaboration with a leading Swiss dermatologist. Their mission is to offer natural, effective skincare that doesn’t break the bank. They use non-toxic ingredients to bring ageless beauty our way.

I’ve actually used this for a month at a time twice over the last 8 months. When I first received it I was using it right away but then in the craziness of my last broken leg I put it aside and only found it again in March. So I started using it again. Now I find myself reaching for it a few times a week, in between other skincare products.

Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Cream (unscented) with sunscreen SPF20

Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer ($19.99) is available in 2 versions with one being unscented. YEA for that option! The ingredients are pretty wonderful featuring “Edelweiss, a special anti-aging plant that grows in the Swiss Alps. Combined with Hyaluronic Acid, Coconut Oil, Moringa Oil and Vitamin E this day cream is specifically formulated to restore firmness and provide and every day protection from the sun for a more youthful and vibrant skin.

Advanced Anti-Aging Cream (unscented) with sunscreen SPF20

Here’s what I learned about Edelweiss: it’s a short lived flower found in the Alps and it has natural levels of UV protection along high levels of Leontopodic Acids A and B for remarkable anti-inflammatory properties. There’s also natural sun protection in Coconut Oil so that when they combine these ingredients they end up with a powerful protective product. As you know (or should know by now) you need suncare protection every single day of the year. Now that the sun is out for longer periods of time it means you need to be even more careful than before.

Geneva Naturals Advanced Anti-Aging Cream with sunscreen SPF20

Advanced Anti-Aging Cream with sunscreen SPF20 is a thick lotion that takes a few minutes to absorb. I have never found it interfered with my foundation which is important. Once something balls up … out it goes!

Geneva Naturals Anti-Aging Retinol Cream

At night I switch to Geneva Naturals Anti-Aging Retinol Cream ($23.99). I don’t normally use retinol so I look for products that have fairly low doses of the ingredient. It’s perfect for me since I haven’t had any reaction to this anti-aging cream. It too uses Edelweiss extract to help stimulate cell regeneration and build collagen to diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes.

Geneva Naturals Anti-Aging Retinol Cream (partial list of ingredients)

Retinol has many benefits including the fact that it can interrupt the free-radical damage process that causes wrinkling and aging signs. You aren’t ever too young or too old to add this into your skincare regimen since it increases collagen production, helps fade discoloration from sun damage and hopefully builds elastin.

Geneva Naturals Anti-Aging Retinol Cream

The Retinol Cream has a thinner consistency than the Anti-Aging Cream and it does have a fragrance that is on the natural side and doesn’t linger long. This cream works particularly well with serums and even with added Hyaluronic Acid products.

All Geneva Naturals products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free & cruelty free. If you are looking for an affordable natural brand I recommend Geneva Naturals. You’ll feel like you are using a luxury brand and you’ll appreciate that the cost is one not normally associated with luxury. I’ve been very happy with my experiences with these products and plan to keep them in my routine.  —  Marcia

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3 sunscreens you don’t want to miss from Hint, Murad, and NIA24

Nia24 Sun Damage Prevention, Hint Sunscreen Sprays, Murad City Skin Age Defense

Nia24 Sun Damage Prevention, Hint Sunscreen Sprays, Murad City Skin Age Defense

It’s really truly the season that you can’t go without sun protection. We talk about it all year but many of us are bundled up with our fall and winter clothes so only our faces seem to need protection. But now that it’s summer I won’t let you get away with that. You need to protect yourself everywhere and that’s what this week’s Makeup Wars is all about. You’ll learn from me and the others what our favorites are. I’m thrilled with my trio of sunscreens and hope these become choices of yours too.  —  Marcia

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Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Starting with my face since I never go without sunscreen protection on my face! I’m currently using Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen and truly enjoying it. I started using this Murad SPF the day I received it and haven’t stopped at all. This lightweight, fragrance free sunscreen has a pearlescent look to it that leaves my skin looking dewy.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

I’ve used it with half a dozen foundations and it always plays nicely. No balling up which can be a problem with other sunscreens I’ve used. This has a slightly peachy tone to it that brightens skin if you don’t want to apply foundation over it.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen

Prior to this I was using Supergoop but I always winced a little with the texture and smell. Not happening with Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50|PA++++ Mineral Sunscreen. It’s perfect for my skin and I’m so happy to have discovered it.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen may have a very long name but that’s okay once you learn all the benefits of this one.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

While I’ve used this NIA24 Sunscreen on my face I don’t use it on the days I’m applying foundation. It’s a thick white cream that I need to blend especially well so that it doesn’t appear white on my face. This one is perfect for my grandkid playdates when I’m out and about with them. Even though the SPF is 30 compared to Murad’s 50, it just feels like it’s protecting me especially well.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen

What makes the NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen unique is the 5% Niacin it contains. Other key ingredients are 7.5% Homosalate, 5% Octisalate, 3% Avobenzone, 2.6% Octocrylene, Mango Butter, Ceramides, and Antioxidants.

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen active ingredients

NIA24 Sun Damage Prevention Broad Spectrum SPF30 100% Mineral Sunscreen active ingredients

I love this on my arms too since they finally have become uncovered and need extra protection. I’ve developed some sunspots and feel this is really helping protect me from gaining more.

HINT SUNSCREEN SPRAY is a new product created by the people who make Hint Water. It’s so innovative and smells so delicious!

Hint Sunscreen Spray

Hint Sunscreen Spray

Hint Sunscreen Spray comes in 3 fragrances and are a delight to use. I was sent this in Pineapple and Grapefruit and as soon as these are finished I’ll be ordering the Pear. That’s how great these are. While it can be used on your face by spraying it into your hands and applying it that way, I like it on my body. And then I like to smell my arms all day long.

Hint Sunscreen Spray Pineapple

Hint Sunscreen Spray Pineapple

With broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection and easy 360° spray-on application, our hydrating, skin-quenching sunscreen is water resistant for 80 minutes. Employing Bag-on-Valve (BOV) technology, our innovative spray uses only compressed air, eliminating propellant chemicals, providing uniform coverage, and offering extra-fast drying time. Plus, it’s oxybenzone- and paraben-free—a delicious, radiant glow, delivered with only the good stuff.

Hint Sunscreen Spray Grapefruit

Hint Sunscreen Spray Grapefruit

These are made with the essence of the fragrances. You’ll forget about that “sunscreen smell” that we often complain about. Even your kids won’t complain about the smell of Hint. The fragrance isn’t strong and it’s very true to life plus the spray isn’t sticky in the least. In my experience they haven’t attracted bugs but they do attract people.

I’m so happy to have the chance to share these with you but even more to be using them myself. All are living up to my expectations and I’m sure yours too.


Kypris Pot of Shade- skincare plus protection

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

I’d like to introduce my good friend Phyllis who has volunteered to write some reviews for Beauty Info Zone. Phyllis is one friend who really understands my obsessions. She’s changing all her skincare to natural and organic products and has a new philosophy about what she’s willing to use on her face. Her philosophy of buying lipsticks galore hasn’t changed though and hopefully I can get her to share some of her favorites with us. Today Phyllis is sharing her love of Krypis Pot of Shade so be prepared to fall in love yourself.  –  Marcia

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

As you can see, my pot of Krypis Pot of Shade is very well loved. I’ve been using it non-stop for over a month. I know it’s expensive at $68 but this Krypis cream is a 3-in-1 product. It’s a moisturizer, sunscreen (full spectrum SPF30) and a makeup primer.  Although it’s $68 US, I look at it this way- I’m really spending $23 for each benefit and saving room on my shelf.  Instead of three products, I only need one.

The Detox Market says: KYPRIS Beauty is a luxurious line of holistic, high-performance skincare boasting organic, wildcrafted and sustainably grown ingredients for gorgeous results and a beauty-full experience. All formulations are 100% natural and nature-derived, scented and preserved with essential oils and plant extracts, packaged in glass and never tested on animals. KYPRIS delivers a plethora of nourishing phytonutrients and the best of green science for luminous, petal-soft skin to enhance the luscious experience of being you.

Krypis Pot of Shade

Krypis Pot of Shade

According to the Kypris website:  Pot of Shade Heliotropic “A multifunctional, translucent veil of non-nano, broad spectrum SPF 30 and moisturizing botanicals to prime skin for daily radiance.

Here are the benefits of Pot of Shade Heliotropic: Offers gentle, yet effective protection from UVA and UVB * Enhances skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous * Non whitening * Plays well with other KYPRIS skin care and makeup * Free from essential oils to accommodate reactive, sensitive skin,  Calming, soothing, non-irritating”

There are many natural ingredients that are combined to make this cream stand out.

ZINC Non nano, non-irritating, sustainably sourced zinc for broad spectrum SPF 30 protection against sun damage.

SWEET IRIS STEM CELLS Enhance the skin to appear more plump, smooth, and luminous.

TAMANU An organic, co-op grown seed oil imparts a beautiful glow.

CHAPARRAL One of Earth’s oldest living plants yields a wildcrafted extract rich in botanical wisdom and lignans that impart an antioxidant-like effect.

SUNFLOWER These local, organic heliotropes deliver a wealth of fatty acids and beta carotene.

PROBIOTICS for deliciously hydrated skin.

SEA ALGAEA burst of soothing hydration for soft, supple skin as you bask in the Beauty of your days…potofshadeKrypis Pot of Shade cream has a gel-like texture that melts smoothly into my skin. I never look greasy or oily after application. It layers beautifully both over serums and under makeup. Its pale blue tint gives me a wonderful luminous and brightening effect and its light scent dissipates after a few seconds. Let’s not forget the importance of a good full spectrum spf30 which is all the protection I really need. I think (and you know we skincare enthusiasts are a fickle bunch) this could be Holy Grail status.

Kudos to Kypris for a Kick-ass Kream.

Krypis is available on their website and at The Detox Market.

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RoC® Multi Correxion 5 in 1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream makes a difference (giveaway alert)

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

A new year means a new beginning and that new beginning should start with your neck. Not enough of us are as careful about protecting our neck and chest from the signs of aging and the damage of the sun. Since it’s the start of January it’s the perfect time to make a change. As a RoC® Ambassador I’m lucky enough to be sent their products to test and one that has helped me is the RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream.

Even though I’ve never been a sun worshipper that doesn’t mean that my neck is any less susceptible to the problems that it can cause. One of the places that can give away your age once you get into middle age is your neck. By protecting your neck with this RoC® Neck Cream you are giving yourself a chance to save yourself some aging woes.

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

Why do you want to use RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream? Well for one it’s an anti-aging cream that helps hydrate your chest and neck. Even if you have oily or combination skin you’ll find that your neck is drier and needs extra protection.

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream helps to restore elasticity and firmness helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

In the winter I believe we aren’t quite as diligent about sunscreen protection if we live in the cold states. It’s easy to just bring the SPF you are using down your neck to finish up what’s on your hand but that’s really not enough. We need to be dedicated to talking care of our neck and chest all year long.

“The cream is specially formulated to moisturize the chest and neck area with exclusive HEXINOL Technology and Vitamin E. Multi-action HEXINOL® Technology was developed to target the visible signs of aging from a different path than other anti-aging ingredients. It can give visible improvement in as little as 4 weeks by restoring firmness, smoothing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving the look of discoloration and overall radiance of skin, and hydrating dry skin.”

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

RoC® Multi-Correxion 5-in-1 Chest, Neck & Face Cream

Join me in making this a resolution for 2017 by purchasing this $24.95 cream (at Amazon the price is $17.59) or winning it on Beauty Info Zone.  —  Marcia

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:  Thanks to RoC® who will be providing two US winners their own Chest, Neck & Face Cream. The giveaway will be open through January 16, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST. As usual you must be an email subscriber of our blog as well as leave a comment. Anything beyond that helps you with extra opportunities to win. If comments close early email me at [email protected] and label it NECK Cream, be sure you press I Commented since only Rafflecopter entries are counted. All entries though are verified.

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