Hi all! It is almost fall, how’s your skin doing? My skin always needs a detox from summer. Great exfoliation and masks help clear up sun damage and clogged pore and get skin ready for cooler weather and more glam makeup for the fall and holidays!.
My skin is combination and aging, so the acne mask isn’t for me, but the anti-pollution one is really nice. I do have large pores, so this helped. I love both of the 3-in-1 masks. I love a good scrub. I leave these on my skin for a few minutes, then add a bit of water, massage it in my skin and rinse. My skin is so soft!
The hair clay masks are really cool, too! They are a creamy clay. You can apply them before or after shampooing in the shower. You comb them through your hair then leave them on for 5 minutes. They both worked well for me. The soothing one did make my scalp feel better and the smoothing one helped with frizz!
I love the wipes! They do bubble up once you start using them. They clean so well, too! The Yes to Coconut coffee stick scrub is very gentle (and smells amazing)! It is hydrating as well as exfoliating. The grapefruit stick is a mask, just rub it on, let is set and rinse off! It really brightens the skin and leaves it glowing!
H20+ Beauty products always smell amazing! The Teak Rose hand cream is so hydrating! The scent is a soft floral. The shimmering body moisturizer is very fresh and citrusy and gives the skin a soft glow.
I love the fresh Sea Greens scent. The scrub is great for exfoliating the body. It’s not too abrasive. I have tried the soothing probiotic bubble mask before. It’s really eassy to used. Just apply a thick layer on the skin and it will bubble up! Once the bubbles dissipate, I rinse it off and my skin is calm and smooth. There’s at least two applications in the pouch, too!
Hi all! I was excited to receive a bunch of new H2O+ Beauty products! The products I am reviewing today are an amazing smelling bath and body collection. The H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Body Care Collection features Verbena Extract, Coconut Milk, Coconut Water, and Vitamin E to nourish and soften skin.
Here are the products I received for my honest review:
H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Foaming Body Exfoliator ($10 for 6 oz) – A foaming scrub that transforms skin from dry and rough into silky and luxuriously soft just as the gel transforms into a foam as you lather. Coconut Oil and Verbena extract combine with Coconut shells to gently exfoliate, buffing away dull skin and leaving you with an all over glow. This gives a pretty vigorous scrub. I love that it foams. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth. Perfect before self-tanning.
H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Body Wash ($18 for 12.2 Fl oz) — These Coconut Water enriched suds feature Coconut Water, Vitamin E and Verbena extract, cleansing and refreshing skin. I love the scent of this whole collection, it’s so fresh and bright! This is a really bubbly body wash and works well as a bubble bath!
H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Body Butter ($22 for 8 Fl oz) — This features Coconut Milk and Verbena extract, to nourish and soften skin. It’s very hydrating and is softly scented. It’s really nice to use after the bath. I love layering my fragrance!
H2O+ Beauty Coconut Verbena Shimmering Body Moisturizer ($18 for 5 Fl oz) — And speaking of layering scents, this fun moisturizer transforms from a foam texture into an oil as it melts into the skin. It’s infused with Coconut Oil and Verbena extract. I like that it’s not greasy. It does leave a shimmer, which I don’t usually wear, but I know one of my daughters will love this!
Over all, I really love this collection. The scent is perfect for the summer and the products are really hydrating.
Have you tried H2O+ Beauty? What products do you like from them?
H2O+ Beauty has some amazing new skincare and bath and body care just released this spring. I love this brand because the products contain natural ingredients and innovative formulas.
One of the new collections I’m reviewing products from are the Rapids Collection that features champagne and yuzu extracts, a balancing and enhancing probiotic skin care collection that makes your skin look and feel immediately healthier:
H2O+ Rapids Soothing Probiotic Bubble Mask ($6 for one pouch, $25 for 5 pouches) – This bubble mask foams up before your eyes and helps calm and soothe skin, promoting a more even looking complexion. Perfect for combination skin.
What I think: Once you massage this mask in, it bubbles up thickly. At first it tickled my nose and I didn’t know if I could keep it one, but the bubbles pop and leave a film on the skin. I rinsed it off after 10 minutes and my skin was smooth. It wasn’t calm though at first, it was a bit red. But it did calm down and I really liked how soft my skin was. One pouch contains about three uses.
H2O+ Rapids Gel to Powder Probiotic Mattifier ($22 USD) — This unique mattifier balances combination skin and blurs imperfections as the gel transforms to a light powdery texture before your eyes. Featuring Probiotics and Champagne and Yuzu extracts, it absorbs excess oil and shine and leaves skin with a visibly flawless, even skin tone. Dermatologist tested. Non-acnegenic. Non-comedogenic. Clinically proven to not clog pores and to reduce the number of blackheads after 2 weeks.**when used as a regimen.
What I think: This is really nice under makeup or on its own to keep oil at bay. I usually only have oily skin in the summer, so for me it will be perfect when it gets hot. I think this will be nice for those who have oily skin all year long.
H2O+ Rapids Probiotic Champagne Illuminator ($22 USD) — A pearlescent highlighter that enhances your best features while also helping skin better retain moisture. Featuring Probiotics, and Champagne and Yuzu extracts, its water-based jelly texture gives you a subtle glow in all the right places. Dermatologist tested. Non-acnegenic. Non-comedogenic. Clinically proven to not clog pores and to reduce the number of blackheads after 2 weeks. **when used as a regimen.
What I think: This is such an interesting highlighter. It’s a peachy-golden glow that applies like skincare. It really feels nice on the skin. It goes on a little wet but dries down. It’s a more natural glow, but looks amazing in the sunlight. The only negative is there is very little product in the container.But a little does go a long way.
The second collection I have been testing is the Coconut Verbena Bath and Body Collection:
Coconut Verbena Body Wash ($18 USD 12.2 Fl oz) — These Coconut Water enriched suds feature Coconut Water, Vitamin E and Verbena extract, cleansing and refreshing skin. So lather up those bubbles and breathe in the crisp, citrusy verbena scent. Cleanses and refreshes with coconut and verbena.
What I think: This is a really refreshing, light scented body wash. It also bubbles up nicely in the bath (I love baths)! It also hydrates the skin and leaves it soft after use. So lovely for warmer weather!
H2O+ Coconut Verbena Body Butter ($22 USD 8 Fl oz) This deeply hydrating body butter features Coconut Milk and Verbena extract, nourishing and softening skin while treating your senses to the crisp and citrusy scent of verbena. Deeply hydrates and softens with coconut and verbena.
What I think: This smells just as pretty as the body wash. It hydrates the skin and leaves it so soft!
Have you tried H2O+ Beauty products? Are you going to pick up any of these new releases?
There are so many amazing holiday beauty sets out this year! Gifts of skincare, candles, hair care and fragrance are all great ideas for the beauty junkie on your list!
Below are some of my top picks for Holiday 2017:
H2O+ Beauty Oasis Dewy Duo ($30 USD) — Oasis Hydrating Treatment is clinically proven to keep your complexion noticeably softer, smoother, and continuously hydrated for 24 hours
– Oasis Smooth Lip Conditioner nourishes, smooths, and seals in moisture
H2O+ Beauty Oasis Lip Service Trio ($20 USD) — Lip Gels feature a minty fresh flavor and provide rich hydration with their innovative gel texture. Smooth, add shine, and finish with a watercolor tint in blushing pink, cheeky plum, or sheer shine.
Yes To Tomatoes Charcoal Detox Skin Care Kit – 2pc ($12.99 USD) — Say Yes to your new favorite LBM (little black masks) with charcoal to naturally deep clean and detoxify your skin all winter long (all you need now is a good juice cleanse!) In Just 10 minutes, your clear skin will be revealed. Includes our Charcoal Peel-Off Mask and Charcoal Paper Mask.
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mini Duo – 2pc ($5 USD) — Yes to charcoal, a natural detoxifier and impurity remover to deep clean skin! Use the Charcoal Cleansing products to help clear skin and fight breakout prone skin. Kit Includes our Charcoal 10ct Facial Wipes and Trial and Travel Size Charcoal Cleanser.
Purchase at Target and Walmart stores
Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit ($38 USD) — A giftable ensemble that includes a sampling of Commodity’s most-coveted scents – Orris, Oolong and Book. The kit includes a trio of NEW 2.5oz soy-based candles and their corresponding 5ml Eau de Parfum travel-sprays.
Orris – A blend of sparkling freshness and warm sensuality.
Oolong – A soothing and warm scent that evokes a relaxing afternoon.
Book – A fresh and woodsy fragrance inspired by the great novels of Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
All Commodity fragrances are unisex, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Candles are hand-poured and blended.
Purchase at us.commodity.co.uk
Hot Tools CurlBar ($99.99) — Unique to the CurlBar is the rotating dial which controls the temperature and timer settings with a digital temperature read out. It has variable heat settings up 450ºF and a glowing light ring which flashes while heating up and remains steady when set. This iron also features a built-in Curl Timer which lets you select the time needed (from 1-30 seconds) for the type/texture of hair being styled with a vibrating notification in the handle when the time is up. CurlBar offers universal dual voltage which is great for travel. Available in 1” and 1 ¼” 24K GOLD barrels whichprovides even heat distribution and is ideal for creating long-lasting curls. Additional features are the 9 ft. Professional Tangle-Free Swivel Cord, a heat-resistant glove and a 3 year limited warranty.
ColorProof Shiny & Bright CrazySmooth Holiday Kit ($78 on sale $110 reg. price) — Our revolutionary CrazySmooth® system features our proprietary blend of rare essential oils including Camellia and Abyssinian, as well as seaweed and shea butter, to instantly eliminate unruly frizz, repair and infuse with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy youthful condition.
Purchase at ColorProof.com
The Hard Candy Fragrance Set ($19.99 USD) — The fragrance Hard Candy Pink is a floral gourmand blend, a luscious, juicy and divine scent that playfully teases and arouses the senses for an overdose of passion and spark. She’s a young woman who is fashion and trend conscious. Her style fits her personality. She’s outgoing and has a great sense of humor. The Hard Candy girl is one of the cool chicks and she likes to stand out.
Includes: Hard Candy Pink Eau de Toilette Fragrance Spray 1.7 fl oz, Body Mist Spray 8.0 fl oz and Fierce Effects Lipstick 1.8 oz
It snowed a little yesterday (Halloween) in Kansas City! I think that’s the first time in the 11 years I’ve been here. A couple of weeks ago, it was in the 80’s. But that’s KC weather for you…unpredictable!
So now that it’s colder (for a few days at least) my skin is showing it. I have some dry patches and unevenness, so it’s time to really take care of my skin.
These are the products I have been using lately. The H2O+ products are new and really cool, the Meaningful Beauty one are great for anti-aging and the CeraVe are great hydrators:
H2O+ Oasis Hydrating Gel Eye Mask 8 Pack ($26 for 8 or $4 for 1) — These single-use, hydrating gel eye masks cool and refresh on contact, pampering under eye circles to help reduce puffiness so eyes appear more awake. These and the face masks are cotton on the outside and gel on the side that touches skin, which I love. The texture for both is very dry though, no serum, just a gel that doesn’t make your face wet. Strange, but it worked well. My under eye are was smooth and firm after use.
H2O+ Waterbright Brightening Gel Mask 8 Pack($36 for 8, $5 for 1) — These single-use, brightening gel facial masks will leave your complexion radiant and glowing while feeling smooth to the touch. This left my skin so bright and firm. It was not wet at all, so no excess serum to rub in, but it was dry and smooth. Very nice and makeup can be applied right afterwards.
Meaningful Beauty Intensive Triple Exfoliating Treatment ($52 USD) — Formulated with three different types of exfoliating technologies (alpha hydroxy acids, papaya enzymes and environmentally friendly silica beads) and purifying French clays, it works triply hard to give you spa-at-home results with no down time. Simply use twice weekly in the shower to banish dull, rough texture, dirt and impurities and reveal a perfectly polished, radiant complexion. It really leaves skins smooth, too!
Meaningful Beauty Youth Activating Melon Serum ($76 USD) — This evolutionary facial serum harnesses the anti-aging power of Meaningful Beauty’s next generation melon technology. Now featuring encapsulated melon leaf stem cells suspended in the formula for maximum potency and a duo of plant extracts, this technologically advanced formula visibly increases firmness and elasticity while it helps to protect skin from future environmental damage.
Meaningful Beauty Overnight Retinol Repairing Crème ($68 USD) — This intensely hydrating overnight moisturizer features the anti-oxidant properties of Meaningful Beauty’s famous French melon and the well known youth revealing properties of retinol. It really reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth and forehead!
CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with Sunscreen ($12.15 USD) —SPF 30, sunscreen provides broad-spectrum daily protection against sun’s damaging UV ageing and UV burning rays. Helps to protect and restore the skin, keeping it younger, fresher and healthier looking. The ceramide rich formula provides essential ingredients to maintain a healthy skin barrier. SPF is so important every day, even when it’s cold and cloudy out.
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion ($7.10 USD) —Moisturizes throughout the night and helps restore the protective skin barrier. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture and niacinamide to help calm skin.Utilizes patented MVE® controlled-release technology enabling steady release of ingredients for all night hydration. Fragrance free, hypoallergenic and non-irritating. This sinks right into the skin while instantly hydrating. It really help my dry patches.
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion ($8.52 USD) —Lightweight formula that provides 24-hour hydration and helps restore the protective skin barrier with three essential ceramides. Formulated with hyaluronic acid to help retain skin’s natural moisture. Free of fragrance and oil, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and non-irritating. I love this for my hands, legs and feet. It’s not greasy at all, it actually has a pretty light texture, but it’s so hydrating!
I love trying new seasonal skin care, and Yes to and H2O+ both have an assortment of new products that will make skin look great!
I was sent the below products for my honest review:
Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes ($5.99 25 wipes) — Yes to taking a cotton to wipes that help soothe, hydrate and protect ultra-sensitive skin. Infused with cottonseed oil that helps prevent irritation. I find that this removes all of my makeup and hydrates my skin!
Yes To Coconut Ultra Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water ($8.99 7.77 fl oz.) — Yes to coming clean with coconut extract and micellar water to remove makeup, cleanse and moisturize skin all-in-one, without rinsing. I love how completely this cleans my skin and gets makeup out of my pores!
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Peel-Off Mask ($15.99 USD) — Yes to your favorite LBM (little black mask) with detoxifying charcoal to peel away impurities for clear skin.Formulated with charcoal and tomato extract to help eliminate dead skin and excess oil, helping to leave skin naturally clear. Built-in YES blender Detox Applicator allows for easy, hands-free, mess-free application. Make sure you apply a thick layer so it will peel off. Thinner layers are hard to peel.
Learn more at yesto.com and purchase at Ulta, WalMart, Walgreens, CVS and RiteAid
H2O+ Oasis Lip Gel in Cloud Wine ($12 USD) –A Lip Gel that features an innovative gel texture and a minty fresh flavor. Smooth, hydrate, and finish with a plum watercolor tint that packs a punch of shine, right in the kisser. Also comes in 4 other colors. This color leaves a dark plum stain on my lips and feels so hydrating.
H2O+ Lemongrass Vetiver On The Move Body Butter Stick ($15 USD) –Hydration and nourishment in a solid stick format with a sparkling lemongrass scent. Deeply moisturizes and nourishes skin, featuring Coconut Seed Butter and Coconut Oil. Sunflower Seed and Lemon Peel oil to help soften and condition. Travel/TSA friendly. Formulated without Parabens, Mineral Oils, and Pthalates. This is such an original moisturizer. I apply on dry areas of my body like elbows and knees and rub in to hydrate. Very different!
H2O + Aquadefense Protective Matcha Moisturizer SPF 40 ($44 USD) –An ultra-light, non greasy fluid for broad spectrum protection from sun exposure. SPF 40 blocks 97.5% of UVB rays while broad spectrum coverage also protects against UVA rays which can accelerate skin aging. Featuring Matcha Green Tea and Rice Bran extracts, it protects against skin damage and moisture loss without leaving any white residue.
Skincare is an amazing gift to give! I think a lot of people aren’t certain how to take care of their skin as they grow older. A kit with various products that tell you how to use them will help your family and friends take care of their skin.
Below are great sets to give:
H2O+ Sea Results Skin Renewal Minis ($24 USD) — Smooth away fine lines and replenish skin with a plumping surge of H2O+ anti-aging marine moisture. This mini-sized collection is infused with Anti-Aging Marine Blend, sea minerals and seaweed extracts to revitalize skin, improve elasticity, and keep skin looking as young as it feels. Set Contents 1.Sea Results Sea Mineral Cleanser1.0 Fl oz/ 30 mL travel size 2.Sea Results Line Mender0.5 Fl oz/ 15 mL travel size 3.Sea Results Eye Mender Plus0.24 Fl oz/ 7 mL travel size 4.Sea Results Anti-Aging Hand Cream1.0 Fl oz/ 30 mL travel size
Philosophy spirit of miracles ($70 USD) — choose to live in the spirit of miracles and discover younger-looking skin. this comprehensive selection from the miracle worker family of skin care includes targeted treatments for morning and evening to address signs of aging including wrinkles, discoloration, uneven skin tone and rough texture. miracle worker miraculous anti-aging moisturizer 2 oz., miracle worker overnight age-resetting, anti-wrinkle moisturizer 0.5 oz. and miracle worker miraculous anti-aging retinoid eye repair 0.25 oz. are advanced skin care formulas offering radiant results. let miracles happen and start revealing a younger-looking you.
Yves Rocher Anti-Âge Global Collection ($54 USD) — This new generation of skin care uses the power of plant source cells to offer visible results: smoother, firmer, denser, perfectly moisturized and radiant skin!
– Complete Anti-aging Day Care, 1.6 fl. oz./50 ml jar
– Complete Anti-aging Eye Care, 0.5 fl. oz./15 ml tube
– FREE Signature Beauty Case*, dimensions : 7.1’’/ 18 cm L x 4.3”/11 cm H x 5.1”/13 cm Dbr />
*The Signature Beauty Case may vary
Holiday bath and body gift sets are the perfect gift for ladies who are hard to buy for. I will be using some of these sets below as gifts for teachers, co-workers and relatives.
Receiving one of these gifts is lovely because it is such a treat to try new bath products.
Osmotics Spa Connoisseur Collection ($85 USD) — We all have that special woman in our lives who deserves only the best. For the holidays, give her the Osmotics Spa Connoisseur Collection. The gorgeous gift box is filled with luxuriously fragrant and soothing products, perfect for relaxing and feeling pampered.
MOISTURE LOCK Body Wash (4 OZ) – Treat her skin to the ultimate bathing experience! This sulfate free, moisturizing formula is perfect for all skin types and contains aloe vera, glycerin and soothing botanicals to gently cleanse and hydrate leaving skin silky smooth and soft.
SUGAR SCRUB Body Polish (5 OZ) – This fragrant concoction of natural sugar, exotic oils and skin pampering vitamins polishes to perfection, leaving even the driest skin, soft and silky smooth – perfect for relieving the skin from the effects of the dry winter air!
MOISTURE REPAIR Body Shimmer (4 OZ) – Enjoy glowing, smooth, beautiful skin with our luxurious body treatment. A combination of naturally fragrant oils, antioxidant vitamins and soothing botanicals moisturize, repair, and protect skin. A hint of shimmer erases imperfections and enhances skin tone to reveal a healthy, radiant glow.
Available at HenriBendel.com
Don’t sacrifice luxury for hydrated and healthy skin this winter. With Lisa Hoffman Beauty’s sumptuous collection of body products you can deeply hydrate skin while indulging in two of Lisa’s most popular scents, Japanese Agarwood and Madagascar Orchid. Perfect for treating yourself or gifting this holiday season, the Spa Bath & Body collection is a sublime way to wear fragrance your way! Body Lotion: This super lightweight formula absorbs instantly, leaving skin satiny smooth and bathed in an earthy, sophisticated fragrance. Price: $16-$34 Body Wash: Lightly fragranced with the essence of precious, rare woods, this renewing body wash leaves skin hydrated and refreshed. Price: $16-$28 Key Ingredients: Collagen-boosting Ginkgo Biloba leaf extract; Bamboo Leaf & Stem extract, abundant in antioxidants and vitamins; and skin softening Aloe Leaf juice.
VMV Hypoallergenics My VMVery Favorite Things ($35 USD) — a brown paper package tied up with string, full of your favorite VMV things! As smile-inducing as a box of chocolate samplers sans the calories.
Seven of their greatest hits, sized for on-the-“glow” portability. From basics to powerful protection, moisture to multi-tasking therapy, these popular pickings are guaranteed to keep those at the top of your list skin the pink of health all year long. The items included are:
Shu Uemura 6 Hearts Princess Cleansing Oil — Anti/Oxi skin refining anti-dullness cleansing oil 450ml The ever-popular anti-pollution cleansing oil comes in festive packaging designed by Takashi Murakami. When the spell is lifted, your skin will be enwrapped with imperial comfort.
L’Occitane Shea Embrace ($68 USD) — Since the 1980’s L’OCCITANE has created sustainable, fair trade partnerships with the Shea-producing women of Burkina Faso. For a gift that gives back, choose this luxurious body care set, infused with protective and nourishing Shea. The kit includes Shea Hand Cream, Shea Foot Cream, Shea Body Cream, Shea Soap Milk, and Shea Ultra Rich Shower Cream.
H2O Plus Merry Raspberry Bath Basics Duo ($10 USD) — The perfect stocking stuffer, this bath duo doubles as a tree ornament and comes with a moisture-rich shower gel and body balm in an exotic Raspberry Guava scent for a sensory-awakening bath experience. The formula blends luscious berry and tropical guava essences with highly emollient shea butter to help heal and protect winter-ravaged skin.
I love H2O+’s sea-derived skincare. The scents are fantastic. The main fragrance is a spa-like, oceany scent that is so addictive! I have never tried their anti-acne line, but I do break out occasionally, especially when the weather gets warmer (like now).
H2O+ products control oil production naturally with their gently astringent seaweed extracts that break down bacteria.
Sea Clear Refining Facial ($22.00) — is a great scrub that is enriched with five sea minerals (Zinc, Copper, Iron, Silicon and Magnesium) and oil-absorbing marine botanicals (Gigartina, Neptune Kelp and Dulse). You apply and massage in the facial, and it will flake away along with dull, pore-clogging surface cells to reveal naturally renewed, shine-free skin.I love how fresh my skin looks after this treatment, and my pores appear smaller after use.
Anti-Acne Calming Corrector ($24.00 USD) — is a serum that can be used as a spot treatment or can be applied all over the face to keep oil at bay. It also contains the oil-absorbing marine botanicals plus salicylic and glycollic acids to prevent, treat and fade blemishes without irritation or drying.
I have used it as both a spot treatment and all over on oily days. It works well to calm the skin and treats the breakouts!
Visit www.h2oplus.com to purchase these and many more fantastic products. Enjoy!