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Aveeno Ambassador Review: Positively Radiant Collection lives up to its name!

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As part of the Aveeno Ambassador program, we get to try out some pretty fabulous products! Today I’m reviewing two wonderful products from the Positively Radiant Collection.

I used the Makeup Removing Wipes, and they work great! They soothe the skin, rather than irritate it! A little bit of cleansing swipes, and your makeup comes right off! (MSRP $6.99)

Below, is their Targeted Tone Corrector. This targeted treatment helps reduce the look of stubborn dark spots, discolorations, and uneven tone to improve skin’s radiance in just 2 weeks. This concentrated formula combines clinically proven ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex, one of nature’s most effective tone correctors, with vitamin A for faster results. It is oil free, noncomedogenic and nonirritating. (MSRP $16.59)

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AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® COLLECTION OVERVIEW:
The AVEENO® Brand, known for harnessing the power of ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients, presents the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Collection. This line of facial care products is formulated to help even out tone and texture and transform dull, tired-looking skin into brighter, more radiant skin.

FEATURING ACTIVE NATURALS® TOTAL SOY COMPLEX:

The benefits of soy were discovered when workers who handled soy in Asia’s soybean factories found that their hands were especially smooth and even toned. The AVEENO® Brand scientists devised a way to process soybeans that retain the integrity of the proteins to provide immediate and long-term skin benefits. This collection features ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex, that helps to visibly transform the 5 FACTORS OF RADIANCE® including: tone, texture, dullness, blotchiness and brown spots.

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Need help with acne-prone skin? Try PanOxyl!

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Luckily acne has never been a huge issue for me, but I have a teenage son who’s just beginning those fun years. I received this product, so I immediately handed it off to my son to use. He’s been using it for a couple weeks, and I’ve noticed a change in his skin! He seems happier, more confident. I can’t wait to see how his skin improves further!

Craving “#nofilter”- worthy skin, but pesky zits and bumps have you moving your finger to the Amaro or Hudson filter? Whether you’re prepping for a “totally candid” new Instagram picture or for a red carpet event, clear, blemish-free skin is the first step for a picture perfect snapshot. While sifting through the acne-care aisle at your local retailer is daunting, finding the right solution for your acne-prone skin doesn’t have to be with this proven over-the-counter acne wash: PanOxyl.

While PanOxyl isn’t super well known, it is truly a dermatologist’s best-kept secret — no other over-the-counter brand is recommended for acne by more dermatologists than PanOxyl. It comes from the brand Stiefel, who actually discovered the ability to use benzoyl peroxide as an acne treatment back in 1966, where it formerly had only been used to treat infections of the hair follicle (weird fact of the day!) PanOxyl comes in a maximum-strength 10% benzoyl peroxide creamy wash which kills 99% of acne-causing bacteria on contact, clearing existing acne blemishes and helping to prevent new blemishes from forming. It’s a proven solution for people with acne-prone skin, and can even be used on your neck, chest and back for stubborn and embarrassing body acne.

This product isn’t nearly as expensive as brands such as Proactiv! Check out this product and more here!

You can find PanOxyl at Walmart, Walgreens, Amazon.com, Rite Aid and many more places!

REVIEW: Skinn Cosmetics’ Enriched Softening Essence Pre-Treat & Hydrate Lotion!

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As we age, our skin begins to sag, wrinkles become more apparent and we often look tired even when we are not. Wake up your skin with a new revitalizing treatment from Skinn Cosmetics. The new Enriched Softening Essence Pre-Treat & Hydrate Lotion is enhanced with young coconut water, flooding your skin with an exotic blend of 26 different fruit and plant extracts to soften, treat and invigorate your skin.

This concentrated formula features the high-performance of Tamarind Seed Extract to improve your skin’s elasticity and texture while intricately binding moisture more powerful than hyaluronic acid. With this instant burst of hydration, your skin will be transformed into a supple, soft and primed canvas ready to profoundly maximize the effect of all your other anti-aging treatments.

To use, saturate a cotton pad with the Softening Essence and gently pat and press all over the face and neck. For best results, use daily after cleansing and before other skincare treatments.

I’ve been using this product in the morning after washing my face, and I’m obsessed! It really soothes my skin, especially with this stupid winter weather! The coconut water feels heavenly, and you will notice a difference in your skin in just a matter of days!

Skinn Cosmetics’ Enriched Softening Essence Pre-Treat and Hydrate Lotion retails for $32 for 4.2 oz and is available for purchase at www.skinn.com and www.shophq.com.


Algenist’s newest cream is DIVINE!

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Sometimes I think I’m going to have to invent a new adjective, because I use so many of them on a daily basis. I completely forgot about divine! I’m going to have to use it more often!

If you think we just LOVE everything we try, let me assure you WE DO NOT. We are sent so much stuff every month to test out – and very rarely will we talk about a product we don’t love. If a company emails me back looking for a review, I’ll say “I didn’t like it – you want me telling people that?” I don’t review products I don’t like. The reason I don’t is for one reason and one reason alone…. it didn’t work FOR ME. That doesn’t mean it won’t work for you – it just didn’t work for me. We keep it honest, we keep it real…. and I think that’s what everyone wants, right?

Anyhoo, back to this product here. I’ve been using this lotion since the beginning of January, and I’m absolutely in love with it. My skin is aging (at warp speed, I swear) and so all the help I can give it, I’ll take! This product has really helped my skin tone up and firm up, and makes it look more smooth.

Algenist’s Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream

Genius is a scientifically advanced formulation designed to address the signs of aging skin. Youthful suppleness and radiance is restored, skin density is increased, facial contours become more defined and deep wrinkles are visibly minimized leaving skin firmer, softer and smoother. Alguronic Acid is combined with the breakthrough Microalgae Oil to create a powerful and highly active formula which addresses the accelerated signs of aging caused by hormonal changes, environmental stress and the natural aging process.

The actives harnessed in Genius are delivered in a luxurious, emollient formula that instantly absorbs into the skin, softening and smoothing upon contact. Results are apparent in just 10 days, and even more visible after 28 days of usage.

Seriously, GET THIS. I adore it!

Key Benefits

  • Skin appears nourished and radiance boosted
  • Skin resiliency and elasticity appear restored
  • Visibly minimizes fine lines and deep wrinkles

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