Archive: Body

I’m CRAVING CeraVe Lotions!

I think I’m late to the game, but I just tried CeraVe lotions for the first time, and now I can see what everyone has been talking about! My sister came over the other day, grabbed a tub of it and squealed! She said her girlfriends SWEAR by the lotion, is “all they use!”

I gave it a good week – and used these exclusively – and I’m hooked. I love them! I think the #1 thing I look for in a body lotion – is DOES IT ABSORB COMPLETELY. I really hate, HATE lotions that don’t absorb and feel slimy on your skin all day. (I won’t name names.) Or lotions that are too thick to spread, you end up using way too much. These lotions really are perfect.

CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream increases the skin’s ability to attract, hold and distribute moisture. It penetrates deeply into the layers of the stratum corneum (the skin barrier) to restore the balance of lipids that are essential for an effective skin barrier. CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream also forms a protective layer over the skin’s surface to help prevent moisture loss.

Ordinary moisturizing creams need to be applied frequently because the ingredients are released in a single “burst” and absorbed in a short period of time. Like other CeraVe® Skincare products, CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream features a unique, patented MVE® delivery technology, which provides a controlled release of essential ceramides and other skin-nurturing and emollient ingredients slowly over time. It penetrates deeply into the skin to moisturize and nourish skin throughout the day while “locking in” precious moisture. The unique ingredients in CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream help restore and maintain the natural protective function of the skin barrier, help restore damaged skin and help keep skin healthy.

CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream is a rich formula that spreads easily and smoothly, absorbs rapidly and never feels greasy. It is ideal for drier areas of the body including elbows, knees and heels and can also be used on the face as it’s noncomedogenic (does not cause pimples or acne by clogging pores), non-irritating and fragrance-free.

You can buy these lotions online (Amazon, etc.) or at Walgreens (and I’m sure many more drugstores). I highly reccommend these products!!

Introducing Herbal Essences NEW Body Wash Line!

The Herbal Essences we’ve grown to love for our hair has expanded into the Body Wash business!

Indulge in an array of exotic botanicals and let the fragrances wash over you with the exhilarating Herbal Essences Body Wash Collection:

* Hello Hydration will turn your shower into a tropical paradise with a fusion of rich Hawaiian coconut, creamy vanilla and orchid

* Body Burst packs a punch to energize your senses with a blend of tropical fruits, passion flower sunrise and pearl

* Happy Go Lather provides a luxurious lather with an intoxicating mix of rose and passion fruit nectar

Get clean with a formula that is gentle on skin and won’t dry you out like soap! Invigorate the senses and get an all-over exhilarating Herbal Essences experience!

I love these! They smell insane, and the best part??? They’re only $2.99 each!! Grab one – or all three – at a store near you!

 

It’s like I’ve stepped into another era……

I’m sure it’s not exactly what Jurlique is going for, but their new Intense Rosewater Balancing Mist Deluxe Edition makes me feel like I’m living in Downton Abbey. Not sure if I would be one of the rich folk – or a maid – but still. This beautiful rosewater mist is something of dreams. I don’t know, maybe it’s just something of my dreams!

I know what you’re thinking….. ROSEWATER….it can be so overpowering, can’t it? I don’t know how Jurlique does it, but this water is simply divine. Let me think of another adjective. Sensual? Clean? I just love it. It’s not too much, it’s not too little. It’s just right. And the bottle is so beautiful, I want to display it on a book shelf or something! Elle even named it one of their essential beauty products!

This new Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist Intense Deluxe Edition, $60, is launching this JULY – OCTOBER at Jurlique.com, Sephora.com and other select retailers and spas. (Don’t want to spring for the $60 bottle? You can also buy the NON deluxe edition here, for only $22!)

This lovely limited edition blend of 5 precious rose extracts, including Rosa Gallica, Rosa Centifolia, Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis, Rosa Canina and Rosa Multiflora is packaged in a gorgeous ombre bottle AND holds over 10,000 rose petals!

Additionally, each bottle purchased donates 20% to Chrysalis, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. Part of the Jurlique Ideas of Beauty Fund; A spritz of this mist will go a long way!


Chill Mist: Where have you been all my life?

So I quite notoriously have one good sunburn of the year. Usually it’s at the beginning of the summer, when I’m SO HAPPY to have an ounce of sun after an eternity of rain, that I spend a whole day in the sun without sunblock. After this initial (and annual) summer burn, I’m pretty much good the rest of the summer. I’ll remember to protect my skin, and all is well.

This year I had two summer burns. What is my PROBLEM? Seriously? My parents have a pool…. that’s my problem. That’s it below. I get out there, turn on the music, and all common sense goes out the window.

Anyway, on a day just like this (actually, it might have been this day) I got my second sunburn of the summer. On the same day, I received a package in the mail containing Joey New York’s Bye Bye Dry Chill Mist. I read the box, found myself very intrigued, and put the container in the fridge.

This coconut water mist is packed with potent antioxidants and essential minerals that will leave you feeling refreshed on these hot summer days. Joey New York Bye Bye Dry Chill Mist ($18.00 dermstore.com ) comes in a natural passion scent and natural paradise scent and is the perfect pick me up for any hot summer day.

The bottle says “For the ultimate refreshing chill, keep in the refrigerator and mist when needed.” After I spent too much time in the sun, I doused my body head-t0-toe in this stuff, and it is absolutely LIFE CHANGING. It feels like you’ve been showered in the most luxurious sweet water. You can use it on your body, face and even hair! It is uh-mazing. Trust me.