Cool Weather Skin Protection

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I love Fall its one of my favorite times of year. The one thing I don’t love is how the cooler temps and wind can leave my hands and skin dry, itchy and just downright icky looking. Here are two great products I have been using as the temps drop and winds have picked up. They will definitely be Fall and Winter staples for me.

kiehls hand salve

This ain’t your momma’s hand cream! Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve is the cure for even the driest hands, and I don’t know how or why I lived through a winter before without it. When I first read the name I thought this was going to be a bit too heavy, but its a thick rich lotion that is easy to apply and absorbs right away and doesn’t leave a residue. The best part is how quickly it hydrates my skin and my skin stays soft and smooth all day even after repeated hand washing.

If you are prone to dry skin in the cooler months don’t miss out on this products. Its also would make a great gift for anyone in your life who works in industrial work, manual labor or the gardener in your life. It’s a must have for Fall and Winter. And when you purchase this limited edition tube 100% of the profits goes to AMFAR, the foundation for AIDS research.

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Kiehl’s Limited Edition Ultimate Strength Hand Salve $28.50
Help fight HIV/AIDS with your purchase of this Limited Edition Customer Favorite!

  • Helps protect against and repair the appearance of severe dryness caused by heavy industrial work, manual labor, neglect, or exposure to harsh elements
  • Limited edition jumbo size tube is adorned with a commemorative red cap
  • Join the ride and support the fight to find a cure for HIV/AIDS with Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. For each limited edition sold, Kiehl’s will donate 100% of net profits, up to $25,000, to amfAR, the foundation for AIDS research. Total Kiehl’s donations to amfAR through this year’s LifeRide are $1,270,000, which have been used to fund 7 cure-related grants!

Available at Kiehls.com.

 

out of africa shea butter tub

Out of Africa’s Shea Butter has quickly become one of my favorite moisturizers. The formula is so thick and rich and provides great hydration to my skin without leaving any greasy residue. The vanilla scent is amazing, very rich and warm and leaves my skin smelling great all day. This works wonders on even the driest elbows and heels and all the spots in between. I love that its all natural so I can use it on myself and my kids without worrying about lab created ingredients.

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Out Of Africa Vanilla Shea Butter Jar $10.99
100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter Guaranteed Fresh and Authentic

This natural formula penetrates deeply, to protect, moisturize and nourish your skin, without leaving a greasy residue. It will help shield your skin to prevent premature aging. Shea butter softens all skin, face, lips, elbows, heels or anywhere your skin needs hydration. Great for all skin types.

  • Loaded with antioxidants and vitamins A, E, & F along with healthy fatty acids and valuable phytonutrients
  • Helps prevent and reduce stretch marks during pregnancy and weight gain and loss
  • Maintains elasticity and tone while it moisturizes and softens the skin.
  • Softens fine lines and wrinkles and scars
  • Excellent for many skin conditions, including dry and sensitive skin, cracked skin, sun burn, chapped lips, cuticles, psoriasis and eczema

Out Of Africa Skincare products are available for purchase at www.outofafricashea.com.

 

 

Disclosure:I was sent complimentary press samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Simple Cleansing Micellar Water

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I love Simple’s Cleansing Micellar Water, its extremely gentle and still very effective.  It feels just like water on my skin but works amazingly well at removing makeup, even waterproof mascara! I washed with my regular faze wash then applied this to a cotton pad and ran it along my skin. I was amazed at the makeup that showed up on my cotton pad. Love that I don’t have to rinse it but its still leaving my skin clean and refreshed. Great for travel and the gym bag.

Simple Cleansing Micellar Water
Simple Micellar Cleanser Water is our most advanced yet gentle cleanse to date. It is made with skin-loving ingredients, including Vitamin B3 and C, and Triple Purified Water, our purest possible water, to help remove contaminants known to irritate skin. Our beauty benefits include:

  • Thoroughly cleanses: Removing make-up, dirt, impurities and unclogging pores.
  • Instantly hydrates skin: Made with Triple Purified Water, skin loving ingredients and multi-vitamins, instantly boosts skin hydration by 90%!
  • No residue: Applied with a cotton round, Simple Micellar Cleanser Water leaves skin feeling fresh and revitalized, no rinsing required!

You can purchase Simple products at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent complimentary samples for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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New! Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate

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With combo skin that tends to get very shiny I always have a pang of fear before applying any oil based product. While my mind knows the benefits of high quality oils I still get the panic of oil leads to more grease.  Kiehl’s new Daily Reviving Concentrate put my fears to rest and proved how great oils can be for even shine prone skin. I have been using this daily for just over 3 weeks and love the results.

First thing I noticed was how great this oil smells, a light citrus that is so refreshing in the morning. There is a small dropper you use  and just a drop or two is enough for full coverage, one bottle will go a long way. The oil is very light and absorbs instantly, there is no residue or greasy feeling. After the first use my skin felt hydrated and smooth and I noticed as the day wore on I didn’t get my usual mid day shine. After a few weeks  my skin feel amazing and looks much firmer and more radiant. This will remain a part of my daily routine.

 

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Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate $46
Lightweight facial oil that keeps skin looking radiant all day

Strengthens skin’s defenses against daily aggressors to keep skin youthful and radiant-looking all day
Provides antioxidant protection with a powerful blend of naturally-derived oils, including Ginger Root, Sunflower and Tamanu, to help skin feel fresh and look energized morning to night
Paraben free, 100% natural origin, Mineral oil free, Non-comedogenic, Non-acnegenic.

How to Apply:
-Lightly pat several drops all over face in upward circular motion, avoiding the immediate eye area. Use every morning, after appropriate concentrated serum and before appropriate moisturizer and daily sun protection. For optimal results, pair with the nighttime use of Midnight Recovery Concentrate.

Available for purchase at your local Kiehl’s boutique and online at www.kiehls.com.

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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New! Softsoap Skincare Collection

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I am a shower gel junkie, my shower has 4-5 bottles at any given time. I love the bubbles, the scent and how great they feel on my skin. To feed my body wash addiction Softsoap has released two new body washes in their Skincare Collection.

 

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Fresh & Glow Exfoliating fruit polish is a gel based fruity wonderland. The gel has apricot seeds to buff away dry, dull skin and it smells amazing. This is my favorite morning shower scent the fresh citrus and peach scent is invigorating and helps make the cooler dark mornings not so hard to take.

Body Fresh & Glow Exfoliating
Softosoap® brand Fresh & Glow exfoliating Fruit Polish is made with a 100% real extract sourced from kiwi and orange. Its unique formula is packed with apricot seeds that exfoliate, giving you healthy-looking skin that glows.

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The second release is the Fresh & Glow Hydrating shower cream. A creamy body wash this is the one you want when you need to indulge in a long relaxing shower. The almond and coconut smells so rich and creamy and I love how great my skin smells even after I dry off. This smells like a tropical vacation in my shower and when I take an evening shower this is my buddy. In fact I am about to go take a late night shower now and lather up with this creamy, hydrating wash now.

Body Fresh & Glow Hydrating
Softsoap® brand Fresh & Glow hydrating Shower Cream is made with 100% real extracts sourced from milk, coconut, and almond. Its unique formula is proven to lock-in long-lasting moisture, giving you healthy-looking skin that glows.

Softsoap products are available for purchase at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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