Get Your Skin Ready For Spring and Summer, Plus Don’t Forget To Enter My Giveaway!

**Don’t forget to enter my SeabuckWonders skin care GIVEAWAY! I’m giving away a skincare set worth over $70!   https://fortyflirtyfabulous.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/top-five-mammoth-mom-myths-revealed-plus-a-fab-skin-care-giveaway/

So…we will be showing more skin soon.  Sleeveless shirts, shorts, skirts — even the dreaded swimming suit!  Time to prime the skin and ready it for the upcoming (hopefully) warm weather.

Below I have listed some products to help get your skin looking it’s best!

First, lets Exfoliate:

Elemis Spa@Home Tranquil Body Polish
Elemis Spa@Home Tranquil Body Polish

Elemis Spa@Home Tranquil Body Polish ($38 USD) Leave your skin luxuriously soft, glowing and radiant. This smoothing body scrub contains a natural rice exfoliator to gently sweep away impurities and soften the skin. Cupuacu butter smoothes and conditions, whilst essential oils of patchouli, mandarin and ginger help enhance your mood.

Price: $38, available at www.timetospa.com

bliss fatgirlscrub
bliss fatgirlscrub

bliss fatgirlscrub ($38 USD) — Circulation-stimulating Himalayan pink salt is the star ingredient in this new exfoliant, which can help create a smoother, slimmer silhouette.

•     promotes circulation through exfoliation and massage

•     helps reduce accumulation of stagnant fluids that contribute to lumps and bumps

•     sloughs off dead skin cells that may be blocking the penetration of slimming solutions applied after.

Price: $38, available at bliss spas, blissworld.com

C. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub
C. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub

C. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub ($6.49 USD) — A dash of sweet and a pinch spice starts off the recipe for super soft skin! New c. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub energizes and uplifts your senses thanks to fortified sugar granules that stimulate and smooth by removing dead cells on the skin’s surface. The added Coconut Oil will provide deep and real moisture leaving legs super soft.

C. Booth is available at Ulta, drugstore.com and other beauty and drug stores.

Babor Spa Mediterranée Perfect Beauty Manicure

Babor Spa Mediterranée Perfect Beauty Manicure ($26 USD) Intensive salt oil hand exfoliation for silky soft hands.  It is a:
  • A fast, effective treatment for in between times for visibly and noticeably softer hands
  • An intensive peel with a salt- oil basis for stroke-ably soft hands…
  • An effective nutrient-rich hand cream. Exfoliant grains leave hands feeling incomparably smooth, well-cared-for and soft to the touch.

Add a walnut-sized amount to the palms of the hands and massage the hands as if you were washing them. Include the fingernails and cuticles in the massage. Then rinse the hands thoroughly with lukewarm water. Massage the remaining oil into the skin. Use the peel 1-2 times a week.

us.babor.com

2nd — shave!

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment with Coconut Milk & Almond Oil Razor

Schick Intuition Pure Nourishment with Coconut Milk & Almond Oil Razor (9.99 USD).  Coconut Milk & Almond Oil for Dry Skin.  It includes:
  • Cartridge head pivot improvements inch pivoting inch follows her curves
  • Shave and moisturize in one easy step
  • Lathers; shaves and provides refreshing moisture in one easy step
  • Coconut milk and almond oil softens and moisturizes skin
  • You get 1 Handle 2 Cartridges 1 Hanger
The Schick® intuition pure nourishment razor with coconut milk and almond oil is the first and only razor system that lathers and shaves in one easy step, leaving your skin smooth and noticeably softer.A pivoting head with four blades provides greater flexibility and allows you to follow the natural curves of your legs and body.  For a closer, faster shave that results in hydrated skin, the skin moisturizing solid surrounding the razor eliminates the need for shave gel, soap, or body wash.The razor’s ergonomic design offers a sure grip with a sleek, molded handle for comfort and flexibility.  This formula includes coconut milk and almond oil, which softens and moisturizes skin.  Schick intuition plus is the effortless way to lather, shave and moisturize in one easy step giving you more time for simple pleasures.

You can find the shaver at a mass market retailer or drugstore near you.

3. Moisturize!

C. Booth c. Booth Ginger Sugar Body Scrub

c. Booth 4-in-1 Coconut Fig Body Lotion ($9.99 USD) The 4-in-1 Multi-Action Body Lotion promotes healthy cell turnover with a powerful combination of Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Shea Butter and Sweet Almond Oil to keep skin hydrated, and Caffeine to help firm and tone. Vitamins A and E provide antioxidant support to the skin, while Coconut Oil adds to the delicious aroma and strengthens the underlying tissues for legs you can’t help but show off.

C. Booth is available at Ulta, drugstore.com and other beauty and drug stores.

Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel
Whish Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel

Shave Savour Hair Inhibiting Gel ($8 for 8, $20 for 20 wipes). After a shower, yoga, or spa treatment just swipe the Shave Savour all over for instantly refreshed, cooled, and moisturized skin.  All this, and its quick drying formula also slows future hair growth.  Imagine that.

Shave Savour is made in the USA with Earth friendly packaging and ingredients. Tested on us, not animals™.

Includes — Organic Aloe – a soothing, natural anti-septic with anti-bacterial properties, anti-inflammatory, and moisturizing properties.

Organic Shea Butter – has a high content of non-saponifiable fats that are the best natural skin moisturizers and are also high in anti-oxidants.

Panthenol – a natural, hydrating vitamin when applied externally, it penetrates into lower skin layers adding essential moisture and increased collagen production.

Chaparral Extract – loaded with anti-oxidants this natural ingredient slows hair regrowth leaving skin softer for longer in between shaves.
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Hyaluronic Acid – made famous by ABC’s 20/20. It is known as an anti-aging ingredient and sun damage repair treatment.

Retinol Palmitate – Assists with skin rejuvenation and cell turnover.

Learn more at www.whishbody.com.

O'Keeffe's Working Hands

O’Keeffe’s Working Hands ($7.99 USD) — O’Keeffe’s Working Hands is designed to effectively relieve dry hands that crack and split.  The odorless, concentrated formula stimulates the skin’s natural repair process by hydrating the skin, adjusting pH balance, and retaining moisture.

Purchase at shop.okeeffescompany.com

O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet

O’Keeffe’s Healthy Feet ($7.99 USD) is designed to effectively relieve dry feet that crack and split.  The odorless, concentrated formula stimulates the skin’s natural repair process by hydrating the skin, adjusting pH balance, and retaining moisture.

Available at shop.okeeffescompany.com

Babor Spa Mediterranée Feet Smoothing Balm
Babor Spa Mediterranée Feet Smoothing Balm

Spa Mediterranée Feet Smoothing Balm ($34 USD) — Treat your feet between pedicures with this intensely conditioning cream. Echinacea extract helps to regenerate skin on the soles, leaving them feeling soft and smooth, while farnesol neutralizes odors. Olive oil, basil extract, bisabolol and tomato extract calms irritations and serves as an anti-bacterial.

BABOR is available at www.babor.com and the finest luxury resorts, leading day spas and cosmetic boutiques around the world.

Enjoy!

New Launches From St. Ives

St. Ives Scrub-free Exfoliating Pads and Naturally Smooth Hand Cream

I love finding affordable skincare that is readily available at mass market retailers.  I have always enjoyed St. Ives Apricot Scrub, so was excited to try two new products — the Scrub-Free Exfoliating Pads and the Naturally Smooth Hand Cream.

NEW St. Ives Scrub-Free Exfoliating Pads

·        First mass-market brand exfoliating pads with alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)

·        Exfoliates to reveal smoother, younger-looking skin in just 7 days

·        Formulated with 100 percent natural lactic acid

·        Available at select mass retailers, drugstores and supermarkets nationwide for $4.99 (suggested retail price)

This is a gentle way to scrub your face.  I think it is perfect for women who are a little older and need exfoliation, but cannot not use a harsher scrub.  My skin is smooth after use. It smells great, too! Fresh and citrusy.  I suggest to use it a few time a week until your skin gets use to it.

NEW St. Ives Naturally Smooth Hand Cream

·        Exfoliates and improves the appearance of rough, uneven skin in just 7 days

·        100 percent natural moisturizers help it absorb quickly into skin

·        Formulated with natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs)

·        Available at Target stores nationwide for $2.99 (suggested retail price)

I am really loving this hand cream.  It smells fantastically fruity and smooths hands instantly, making them look much younger! And for $2.99 — what a deal!  I would suggest purchasing a bunch of these to keep in your purse, at your desk, on your nightstand.  Great price and product.

Enjoy these great deals!

DERMAdoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel

DERMAdoctor Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Facial Cleansing Gel

Looking for a great anti-aging cleanser? DERMAdoctor’s Litmus Test Glycolic Acid Cleansing Gel ($25.00 USD) cleanses away impurities, removes environmental debris, dirt, excess skin oils and makeup. Leaves skin refreshed and radiant.

Features:

  • Buffered Glycolic Acid – Medically recognized as the superior AHA option for removing skin impurities and restoring a glowing complexion.

Benefits:

  • Restores essential healthy skin chemistry with a unique pH balanced foaming formulation
  • Exfoliates cellular build-up and clears impurities, make-up, excess skin oil
  • Can be incorporated into all skincare regimens
  • Ideal for all skin types

Dermatologist Tested, Non Irritating, Non Drying, Non Comedogenic, pH Balanced, Paraben Free, Soap Free, Oil Free, Fragrance Free, Dye Free, No Animal Testing.

What I think: This is a really nice foaming cleanser that doesn’t irritate the skin. I like that it is fragrance-free and that it foams and rinses clean. I have been using it every other day, because I have extremely sensitive skin and it irritates it a little. But once the redness abates, my skin glows and looks clearer! For non-sensitive skin this can be used every day.

Visit www.dermadoctor.com to learn more and to purchase.

Scrubs, Peels and Masks — Oh My!

Cold weather starting to make your skin look dull? Try exfoliating or treating your skin with a rejuvenating peel or mask. The three below are luxury products that may completely change the texture of your skin. Give one a try!

Ona Spa Rejuvenating Pumpkin Peel ($60.00 USD) This mask is described as, “A highly effective, deliciously scented exfoliation treatment to dramatically improve clarity and texture of all skin types, diminish fine lines, and reveal silky, smoother, more radiant skin.”

The ingredients are Pumpkin Pulp extract, water, sunflower oil, avocado oil, corn meal, corn starch, C12-C15 alkyl benzoates, glycerine, glycolic acid, bromelain enzyme, papain enzyme, asafetida extract, phytohyaluronate, phytocollagen, willowbark extract, calendula extract, green tea extract, lavender extract, allantoin, panthenol, carrot tissue extract, vitamin E acetate, liquapar optima, essential oils of orange and frankincense.

What I think: My skin is becoming more sensitive the older I get. The instructions on this mask say to leave on for 10 minutes (which I did) and it may tingle for the first few minutes and then stop. Well. this tingled the whole time and even stung a bit after a while. When I rinsed it off, my skin was very red and my pores were irritated. The next day, the redness was gone and my skin looked fine, but I didn’t notice much of a difference in the texture or my pores. I do think that this mask smells fantastic and if your skin is not sensitive, give it a try.   

The Indige Skincare Anti-aging and Deep Cleansing Salicylic masks ($100 for 4 masks) are like a salon facial at home. They are weekly micro-peels with a natural botanical alpha-hydroxy acid that causes the dead skin cells to exfoliate. The mask’s function is two-fold: To deliver medicinals to the skin for repair and revitalization and to loosen and remove dead skin cells in order to stimulate the rejuvenation process.

The Anti-Aging Mask uses a combination of AHA’s and botanicals to reduce fine
lines, rehydrate your skin and even out complexion tones, a gentle micro-peel at
an affordable price. The Deep Cleansing Mask helps treat problem skin such as
blemishes, blackheads and pimples through a combination of salicylic acid and
botanicals, exfoliating dead skin which holds bacteria. Simply apply the masks to your face for 30-45 minutes once a week and you’ll have that glow which comes from healthy, well-moisturized skin.

Indige Anti-Aging mask lightens and brightens skin, improving radiance and
balancing pigmentation, increases the appearance of firmness and elasticity and
reduces skin roughness and texture with a powerful micropeel. The mask is
activated when is comes into contact with wet skin.

What I think: This was difficult to apply as your face needs to be wet and has to stay damp for part of the application. When I did figure out how to correctly apply the mask, I really like the results I received. My skin glowed and looked smooth and was very gentle on my sensitive skin.

Visit www.indigeskincare.com to learn more and you can purchase these masks at your dermatologist’s office.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate ($85.00 USD) — This is my favorite of the three products that I tried. This intensive exfoliation can be done twice a week for glowing skin with minimal irritation.

visit www.katesomerville.com to purchase and learn more. Enjoy your beautiful skin!

More about ExfoliKate:

  • Fruit enzymes clarify skin by removing dead cells & eliminating bacteria
  • Highly effective in combating acne, including stubborn blackheads
  • Polishes skin, revealing a smooth, glowing complexion
  • Healthy skin, healthy glow, healthy you!

What I think: I love this product! It makes my skin instantly glowy and clear.