Archive: Skincare

Take your stress away with a little calming lavender!

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The seasonal transition from summer to fall not only brings cooler weather, but also the hustle and bustle of going back to school or work and the new stresses that come along with them. Wash or soak away your worries with these naturally-based balancing and soothing bath and shower products from Kneipp. Whether you’re looking to cool down after a long day, or begin the morning with a fresh perspective that’s free of anxiety, these holistic products will keep you calm, cool and collected.

I was sent these two products to try out*, and let me tell you – I LOVED trying them out! Both of these products are so relaxing, so heavenly, I think I drained an entire hot water heater in one sitting! This time of year is really stressful for me, and having something like this to look forward to at the end of my day has been so great.

I LOVE lavender, in fact I planted some this year because I love it so much. It’s just so calming to me. Both these products are amazing!

Lavender Mineral Bath Salt

Maintain a sense of equilibrium with these balancing bath salts that help you to relax and unwind. Made with pure and natural thermal brine salt and lavender essential oil, the salts are especially helpful for those days when you’re a bundle of nerves or anxiety, and need to re-establish a feeling of serenity. Pour one cap of the salts under running water, and soak for 15-20 minutes to reap the benefits of the lavender.

Retail Price: $19 for 17.6 fl. oz or $5 for 2.1 fl. oz sachet

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Pure Bliss Body Wash

Achieve an overwhelming feeling of peace with this nourishing and aromatic body wash. Formulated with red poppy and hemp oils to relax both body and soul, the body wash gently cleanses and leaves skin feeling soft for a feeling of total well-being.

Retail Price: $15 for 6.8 fl. Oz

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes: Summer Must Have!

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Trying to simplify your beauty routine? Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes will allow you to do just that. These pre-moistened towelettes will not only make your beauty routine easier but they are the perfect essential to looking good.

Throw them in your weekend bag and you will be set for your getaway. Burt’s Bees Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes ($6.00 burtsbees.com) remove makeup, cleanse and tone your skin all in one easy step. These wipes are also formulated with Cotton Extract to soften skin while cleansing.

I LOVE these things! I always have them on hand, especially in the summer. We do a LOT of camping, and let me tell you….there is nothing more refreshing than using this on your face after a day or so of camping! It makes your skin feel clean and clear and refreshed! Buy a pack – keep them on hand…. always. You won’t be sorry!

*Disclosure: I was sent these products to review for the site, I was not paid to write this post, and I was not compensated for my opinions. The opinions you read here are mine alone.

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!!


Two NEW wonderful Burt’s Bees products!

Get hydrated this summer with Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration line. Burt’s Bees Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser and Intense Hydration Day Lotion will have your skin thanking you in no time. Inspired by the Clary Sage plants ability to retain moisture in harsh environments, these natural products will do the same, leaving your skin supple and soft.

Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser ($10) cleanses the skin and removes all makeup without stripping the skin of essential oils.

I’ve been using this for the last couple weeks, after spending time in the pool and sun, and I’ve really been loving how my skin feels! My skin just soaks up all this natural goodness, and feels so soft after!

Just like the cleanser, Burt’s Bee’s Hydration Day Lotion ($18) is dermatologist tested and non-comedogenic. This lotion will help reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while keeping your skin fresh and hydrated.

After washing my skin with the cleanser above, I’ve been pairing it with this light day lotion, and it’s fantastic! So soothing and refreshing!

Buy these products anywhere Burt’s Bees is sold!