Archive: Skincare

Say ‘bye-bye’ to dry with Dessert Essence

Natural skincare leader Desert Essence Organics has a line of Fall and Winter beauty products to protect your skin from the cold weather.

Keeping with their mission, all of the products are 100% vegan, biodegradable, cruelty and wheat/gluten free. And contains no parabens, sodium laurly/laureth sulfates, phthalates, artificial fragrances or colors, silicones, EDTA, glycol or petroleum based ingredients.

All the delicious scents retail for $8.99 or less and are available at www.desertessence.com.

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JoJoba Oil | $ 7.99 (2 fl. oz.)

* Is a pure and natural extract, which will penetrate and moisturize your skin without leaving any oily residue
* Can be used to remove makeup and to cleanse clogged pores
* It softens your hands and feet after massaging them with Organic Jojoba Oil
* Good for moisturizing the scalp and in preventing dry skin or dandruff
* Suitable for most sensitive skins
* May be used as a leave in hair treatment while in the sun or as an aftershave moisturizer

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Almond Hand and Body Lotion | $8.99

· Provides deep nourishment to dry skin.

· Skin will feel soft and silky.

· Lightly scented with rich, natural almond oil.

· Organic Almond Extract and Almond Oil: Contain a high level of Vitamin A, E and B, proteins and fatty acids. Almond oil is able to penetrate the skin, providing nourishment and moisture.

· Organic Sunflower Oil: Due to its high content of the powerful antioxidant Vitamin E, sunflower oil helps to repair damage done by environmental stressors.

· Organic Shea Butter: Absorbs quickly into skin without leaving a greasy residue. Its emollient properties help skin retain moisture and restore elasticity, resulting in skin that feels smooth and supple.

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I love this body wash it has a really great juicy apple smell and the ginger adds a little kick. It’s the perfect pick  me up scent in the morning to get you going. My skin feels clean, soft and smells great after using Green Apple & Ginger body wash.

Green Apple & Ginger Body Wash| $8.99 | Moisturizing Formula

* This antibacterial cleanser purifies while nourishing the skin.
* Organic Ginger Extract and Ginger Spice: A proprietary blend of ingredients that leaves the skin feeling moisturized and revitalized.
* Grapefruit Seed Extract: Gently deep cleans pores and refreshes skin.
* Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Help improve oil balance of the skin and gently exfoliate to reveal the next layer of fresher, younger skin.

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A great lip balm I love the tea tree oil, it leaves my lips feeling super moisturized.

Lip Rescue with Eco-Harvest Tea Tree Oil | MSRP $2.50

· Contains Tea Tree Oil and Vitamin E to protect your lips from the effects of extreme weather conditions.

· Saves your lips from the adverse effects weather conditions and environmental pollutants.

· No animal ingredients or testing.

Reader Review -L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

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Thanks to Elaine M. for the tip! I am a huge shower cream addict and I can’t wait to give this a try.

I have just seen the post by Erin about a body lotion she is using while pregnant. I noticed her comments about dry itchy skin, and I’d like to recommend a product to her that helped me a lot when I was pregnant. I found that most shower creams and gels were too drying, or my skin had become sensitive to them, as my skin was very itchy and uncomfortable, even after using special maternity body creams, body butters and oil gels. I then discovered L’Occitane shea butter shower cream, which made a huge difference to me. They come in a variety of natural fragrances, but are quite subtle, which suited me as smells could really set off my morning sickness. I can never use some Dove products again simply because of the smell for that reason!

L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shower Cream

This delicate and generous shower cream gently cleanses body and hair while preserving their natural balance. Creamy texture and detergent-free formula, with high percentage of 5% of nourishing Shea Butter, natural coconut foaming base and soy proteins, leave skin soft and supple, and hair with high shine. In a squeeze bottle perfect for shower and travel.

$20.00

Introducing- Skindinävia

I was just sent some Skindinavia makeup finishing spray to try and I was really excited to see what it could do. I try a lot of different makeup products so it was nice to try something that will go with all my favorite makeup right now instead of replacing it.

The packaging is very clean and basic nothing flashy but let me tell you the proof is in the pudding! My first try was the  No More Shine spray and I love it. My face is very prone to shine, even in the cold weather after a few hours my T zone gets shiny and my makeup can lose that fresh look. 

The spray is very easy to use I just spray a few spritzes right before my foundation and then a few more once all my makeup is on. The immediate feeling was a rush of cool, very refreshing. As I checked my makeup every few hours today it still looked just as fresh ans shine free as when  I first applied.  

I also love the 10 years younger finishing spray. I am getting fine lines around my eyes and I am noticing how much some of my makeup settles into them making them more pronounced. The last few days with the help of 10 years younger my makeup doesn’t settle into the lines and draw attention to them. 

I definitely recommend the Skindinavia line they have a spray for everyone, check out their site to see all their great products. They also sell their products in a range of sizes so you can try a smaller sizes to find your favorites. 

www.skindinavia.com

Skindinävia has basically created a new makeup category—the makeup finish. No need to change your routine – we all know how long it takes to find the perfect foundation, setting powder and bronzer… these finishing mists keep your makeup on for 16 hours without drying out or going into pores and wrinkles. It’s an interesting new way to moisturize and prime your skin post-makeup.

It basically takes the makeup you have, regardless of brand, and perfects it for you. The result is makeup that looks as fresh as when you applied it up to 16 hours later. No more clumping, caking, creasing, sliding or fading…and in this economy who wouldn’t want their expensive (or inexpensive at that…) makeup to last up to 50% longer?

Seeing as we’re in the middle of the changing of the season, there are a number of skin fluctuations that follow suit—extra dryness, patchiness and sometimes even peeling. Skindinävia has expanded its product line with new makeup finishing mists to address a variety of common makeup problems all women experience.

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* 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish: Keeps makeup hydrated and out of wrinkles.

o The first anti-aging product for your makeup. Reduces the appearance of lines by keeping makeup from settling in them. Innovative mist holds makeup by keeping the surface chilled and well hydrated for hours avoiding drying and slippage. Six hygroscopic (water attracting) moisturizers stop foundation, eye shadow, blush, and concealer from flaking or becoming powdery and helps reduce makeup slippage into pores, fine lines, wrinkles, or scars. Unique pigment dispersion system helps avoid clumping and conceals uneven texture or discoloration, such as sun damage and age spots. Works with all types of makeup.

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  * No More Shine Makeup Finish: Absorbs oil and controls excess shine.

o Oily skin types can now have perfect makeup for hours with fewer touchups. Contains oil control system that both absorbs excess oil and controls surface shine throughout the face and T-zone. Stops makeup sliding and meltdown without excessive drying. Weightless mist cools makeup surface 20°F degrees to curtail oil from sliding through as shine on foundation, blush, and concealer. Light dispersing particles deflect shininess to deliver a matte look for up to 16 hours. Works with all types of makeup, great for teens.


Audrina Patridge dishes on her favorite skincare products.

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Audrina Patridge may not be able to choose a boyfriend, but she’s happily playing favorites with her skincare. “[I'm] obsessed with Epione moisturizer,” she said recently of the line developed by Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Simon Ourian, which seeks to maintain skin – without going under the knife. “I use it daily.”

Which, is only $120.00, so go wild!

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  • A rich, decadent hydrating moisturizer to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles
  • Combats dehydration and defends against the daily onslaught of environmental aggressors like dryness and air pollution
  • Restore the appearance of radiance, tone, clarity and luminosity associated with healthy skin
  • Replenish youthful, firmness and three-dimensional contours

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