Skincare Sunday — Derma E Acne Treatment Collection

Hi all! I’m back already with my next Skincare Sunday!  I have been sent Acne treatment products from Derma E for my honest review.

I love Derma E.  Their products are all natural and they believe that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and exceptional ingredients.

For these products, the power of Salicylic Acid is enhanced with their signature Anti-Blemish Complex, which is comprised of Tea Tree Oil, Willow Bark Extract, Lavender and Chamomile. This unique blend of plant-based ingredients doesn’t just help unclog pores—it also soothes and balances skin for a remarkably clearer complexion.

The products I received are:


Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash ($15.50 USD) — A daily cleanser that removes built-up oil and debris to help unclog pores, promote clear skin and prevent breakouts.

Acne Rebalancing Cream ($19.50 USD) — A skin-balancing formula that provides essential nutrients to help clear and prevent breakouts, reducing redness and irritation.

Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum ($16.99 USD) — This acne blemish treatment serum helps to fight against blackheads, breakouts and cystic acne.

What I think:  I do get breakouts from time to time, and these products really help, especially during the humid summer months when I have more oil products on my face.  The was is so refreshing and it cleans the skin without drying it out.  The cream is nice to use in the morning or evening, it helps control oil and prevents breakouts. The serum does, too.  It’s light, but helps with acne.

I really recommend these products if you are fighting acne.  They are affordable, as well.

You can purchase Derma E products at Ulta or



New IT Cosmetics Products for Beautiful Skin

I’ve recently received amazing new Fall products from IT Cosmetics for my honest review.  And that was so exciting!  I’m going to break the review up over a couple of posts (and will include a couple in my favorites this week!)

The following products really help with complexion issues.  They include an amazing new cleanser, products to help with redness (yes, please!) and products to cover and help clear acne:

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser
IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser ($28 USD) — is your skin-loving cleanser and serum in one game-changing product! This breakthrough one-step skincare solution gently cleanses and moisturizes while leaving your skin feeling soft, refreshed and perfectly balanced.

What I think: This is a gentle cleanser that is safe for sensitive skin and it is  ophthalmologist-tested which is perfect for my eyes, that react to everything! It removes all of my makeup and leaves skin really soft and smooth.  I also love this before makeup in the morning.  I don’t need much hydration after this, so I don’t have to wear layers of skincare before my makeup.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Correcting Cream ($32 USD) — is your color-infused skincare that starts its life as a hydrating, skin-calming cream and cancels redness from view—all while delivering long-wearing, color-correcting full coverage. Rich in anti-aging peptides, colloidal oatmeal, hydrolyzed collagen, aloe and avocado, it helps camouflage any red-toned skin discolorations including rosacea, broken capillaries, blemishes, skin irritations, sun damage, scars, age spots and more.

What I think: This is such an interesting product.  It is a moisturizer, concealer and foundation in one.  I love this in the morning.  I use it alone on my skin in the morning on casual days, and I might use a little concealer, foundation and/or powder on days I want more coverage.  I like that it also calms my skin!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Powder
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Powder ($38 USD) — this talc-free powder is ideal for even the most sensitive skin and delivers buildable, tone-correcting full coverage that won’t settle into lines or pores—and instantly reduces the look of redness, rosacea, discoloration and any imperfections. Infused with anti-aging colloidal oatmeal, aloe, cucumber, chamomile, avocado, chrysin, turmeric, collagen and peptides, it’s truly your skin-soothing essential for airbrushing away the look of redness!

What I think:  This is a perfect companion to the correcting cream above.  It covers and gives nice bit of color too.  It’s available in three shades (so is the cream above).  They are fair to medium shades. The middle shade, Transforming Light Beige works really well on my skin tone.  The finish of this powder is in between a satin and matte.  It’s definitely not drying.  Really nice!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Moisturizer
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Redness Moisturizer ($48 USD) — helps neutralize and soothe the look of redness while providing deep hydration, and is gentle enough for even the most sensitive and dry skin. Perfect for a.m. and p.m., your redness-relieving moisturizer also smooths the look of lines and wrinkles, and is infused with anti-aging, skin-soothing colloidal oatmeal, aloe, cucumber, chamomile extract, avocado, chrysin, turmeric, collagen and peptides. You’ll see powerful results instantly and more transformative results over time!

What I think: I haven’t used a green moisturizer before, it’s really different.  I think this is my least favorite product of the bunch, because I have lots of anti-aging moisturizers, and redness-reducing makeup that I don’t really need a cream that does both.  But it does work.  I think it’s best for the morning, when I need my redness reduced.  It has some good natural ingredients in it that does help calm my skin.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Concealer ($28 USD) — is specially created to be your revolutionary drying lotion and concealer in one, and gives you the power to say “bye bye” to the look of blemishes—and hello to the appearance of your most flawless, blemish-free complexion! Developed with plastic surgeons and perfect for oily and acne-prone skin, this color-infused skincare innovation contains full-coverage pigments to effectively conceal the look of blemishes, acne, redness and discoloration without creasing or cracking.

What I think:  I really don’t get blemishes anymore, so I gave this to my daughter.  There is an amazing range of shades of this, 7, from fair to deep.  I gave my daughter fair and light to mix how she needs.  She likes the coverage an the fact that is helps dry out the acne.  Great product for those who are self conscious about breakouts, but don’t want to make it worse while covering it.

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Powder
IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Breakout Powder ($28 USD) — this skin-perfecting innovation reduces shine while helping to diffuse the appearance of blemishes, fine lines and wrinkles. Infused with anti-aging peptides and hydrolyzed collagen, plus oil-absorbing zinc oxide, kaolin clay, witch hazel, colloidal oatmeal, tea tree, sulfur and a gentle AHA/BHA complex, Bye Bye Breakout Powder™ goes on completely sheer and delivers a buildable, flawless finish for all skin tones—perfect alone or over your Bye Bye Breakout™ Concealer!

What I think:  A great product for those with oily and acne prone skin.  I love the healing ingredients and the face that it comes in Translucent (my fave powder shade), plus Light/Medium and Tan, which just about covers everyone.

I love IT Cosmetics and was so happy to try these!

Have you tried any of these products?  What skin issues do you have and how do you treat them.




My Beauty Favorites — Week of August 28-September 3, 2017

Even though it’s still pretty warm in Kansas City, it is going to cool down after the long weekend.  And I’m very thankful for that!

This week, I have been loving fab products that correct and conceal, an amazing skin exfoliator and a skincare line that will help clear up acne and oily skin:

Rimmel London Insta Conceal & Correct ($6.50 USD) – Address and conceal your skin’s different tones and imperfections with this color-correcting kit for dark circles, redness and dull-looking skin.

  • Peach neutralizes dark circles
  • Green covers redness on the skin
  • Lilac cancels out dullness

Rimmel London Insta Conceal & Contour ($6.50 USD) – This multi-tasking palette camouflages and enhances the different tones of your face and allows you to sculpt the angles, creating a naturally flawless complexion and defined features. Apply on top of foundation and blend.

Available in 3 shades  (Light, Medium and Dark) to complement the different tones around your face which allows you to Highlight, Conceal and Contour.

What I think: This is my favorite fave product this week!  I’m in love with both of these.  They are creamy and easy to blend.  I use the peach under my eyes and the green on my red spots in the Correct palette.  I use the lightest color of the Light Contour palette under my eyes and the medium shades is a great concealer.  The dark contours so well for my skin tone!  I can use these two palettes, powder and I’m off in the morning!  Really great quality.

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neuRADIANCE instant cell exfoliator

neuRADIANCE instant cell exfoliator — ($79 USD) Exclusively formulated with a unique technology that provides a warming effect upon application and a cooling sensation when removed promoting a radiant, glowing complexion. The invigorating exfoliator is infused with radiance enhancing ingredients including magnesium crystals, pearl powder and meadowfoam seed oil.

What I think:  This exfoliator is amazing!  With one use, my skin was soft and smooth for days!  Be careful, though, because the particles are very rough, so using it gently on wet skin is important.  It does start off warm and cools the skin when removed, which is really different.  It is so worth it, though.  My skin glowed afterwards.  Love!

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Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection

Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection is the answer for kicking blemishes to the curb for good. Beyond traditional salicylic acid to treat new blemishes, this system contains several nourishing botanicals like sage leaf extract and witch hazel to condition and soothe skin. Daily, consistent use will help skin appear more even-toned, healthy, and of course clear! The line is complete with a Deep Pore Acne Cleanser, Treatment Pads, Mattifying Lotion, Spot Treatment and Soothing Overnight Mask so you can customize your own unique routine.

What I think:  I received the cleanser, lotion, spot treatment and mask to review.  I gave them to my teenage daughter, who was very excited to try them!  I tried the cleanser myself.  My skin gets a bit oily in the summer, and this cleansed it and didn’t leave it dry, which is so important.  It’s also fragrance free and did not irritate my sensitive skin!

My daughter was especially excited about the lotion (hoping it would help with oily skin and large pores) and the spot treatment.   The lotion does make her skin looks smooth and keeps it matte and the spot treatment helps with blemishes.  When she tries the mask, I will do an update!

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What products are you loving this week?



Arbonne Clear Future Collection — 25% Off in August!

Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection

My kids went back to school this week.  I work from home so the house is quiet, finally!

Besides the excitement of new clothes and school supplies, new beauty products are important, too! Arbonne is having a “back to school” deal to help keep everyone’s skin clear. The brand has a full line of amazing botanically-based acne products and they are all 25% off for the month of August. Here’s info on the collection:

Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection is your answer for kicking blemishes to the curb for good. Beyond traditional salicylic acid to treat new blemishes, this system contains several nourishing botanicals like sage leaf extract and witch hazel to condition and soothe skin. Daily, consistent use will help skin appear more even-toned, healthy, and of course clear! The line is complete with a Deep Pore Acne Cleanser, Treatment Pads, Mattifying Lotion, Spot Treatment and Soothing Overnight Mask so you can customize your own unique routine.

I think this sounds amazing!  I should be reviewing some of these soon.  But for now, all of these products sale price is reflected in the price on Arbonne’s website.

Have you tried Arbonne’s Clear Future Collection?