Brand Reviews — Comodynes and Ola Tropical Apothecary

I recently received products from two amazing beauty brands — Comodynes and Ola Tropical Apothecary

Comodynes offers up a selection of makeup remover towelettes coveted by makeup artists worldwide and self-tanning products.  The entire collection is based on the concept of convenience.

Ola Tropical Apothecary is Ola Tropical Apothecary offers island-inspired bath and body products that nourish the mind, body and soul.  Definitely more feminine and always eco-friendly.  The collection offers lush body lotions, body washes, shampoo and more.

Here are the amazing products I tested:

Comodynes EASY PEELING PLUS Regenerating Action ($15.99 for 1 pack of 8–$25.00 for two packs of 8) –Dead skin? Large pores? Blemishes? This intensive facial peeling towelette with AHA eliminates impurities, clears blemishes and regulates skin tone, leaving skin soft and smooth, at any place and any time. 13% skin cell regeneration with the use of just one towelette. Paraben-free. Allergen-free perfume. No added dyes. Not suitable for sensitive skin.

Comodynes MAKE-UP REMOVER Dry with Oats ($6.99 1 pack of 20 towells, $18.59 3 packs, $29.69 5 packs) –This make-up remover offers a complete facial cleansing treatment as well as moisturizing properties. Specifically formulated for dry skin. Paraben-free. Allergen-free perfume. No added dyes. Recommended especially for dry skin. 100% natural and biodegradable fibers. Clinically, dermatologically and microbiologically tested.

What I think:  Both of these products are amazing to keep skin clear and clean.  The Peeling Plus is so easy to use, just swipe on skin to clean and leave skin soft and smooth.  The makeup remover completely cleanses skin and  takes off all trace of makeup.
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Ola Tropical Apothecary Pikake Body Wash ($26 for 8 oz) –All natural Pikake Body Wash will transport you to Paradise while gently cleansing and refreshing your skin. It combines gentle, biodegradable surfactants with skin soothing Hawaiian extracts of Green Papaya, Pineapple, Coconut and Banana, and Hawaiian Hydrosols of sugar cane, Olena( turmeric), ginger root, Aloe Vera and Mamaki leaf.Infused with moisturizing organic Coconut oil and Coconut milk, our body wash will leave your skin feeling clean and healthy.

Ola Tropical Apothecary Passion Fruit Body Butter ($26.10 for 4.6 oz) — is a luxuriously rich harmonizing blend of Organic Aloe Vera, Organic Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa and Organic Mango Seed Butters.  Infused with our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and Wildcrafted Hawaiian Botanical Distillates (Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potato, Banana, Seaweeds, Aloe Vera, Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Ginger, Noni, Olena and Taro), to create this creamy, luxurious formula that will repair, replenish and moisturize dry, thirsty skin.

Ola Tropical Apothecary Deep Sea Plumeria Body Mist ($22 for 4 oz) — The secret ingredient in the Body Mist is the water….found at 3000’ below the ocean surface off the Kona Coast, this 100% Hawaiian Deep Sea Water “contains life’s most precious nutrients and minerals in nature’s perfect ionic and absorbable blend”. Infused with Aloe Vera Juice and our unique synergetic healing blend of Organic and Wildcrafted Hawaiian Botanical Distillates (Sugar Cane, Bamboo, Ginger, Noni, Olena and Taro), this formula has a naturally high alkaline ph which makes it exceptionally hydrating and nourishing for the skin, hair and face.

What I think:  These natural products smell amazing!  My favorite is the passion fruit scent, it smells exactly like a fresh passion fruit. And the body butter is soft and silky, and sinks right into the skin.   The body wash cleanses the skin so well, plus leaves it hydrated.  The body mist is cooling and refreshing, almost like a face mist, in fact it works nicely on the face and hair, too!

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My Beauty Favorites — Week of July 4-10, 2016

I’d say that in Missouri, we are in the dog days of summer!   It is hot and humid.  My skin is being abused by the heat and the dry air inside.

This week I’m loving deep cleansing skincare, a facial oil for damaged skin, and treatments for a sunburned bod. It’s so important to take care of your skin when the sun is so bright! My new faves are:

Dr. Brandt Skincare Xtend Your Youth A3 Power Foaming Cleanser ($29 USD) — A refreshing cleanser enriched with luxurious mandarin orange oil and antioxidants that leave the skin revitalized after every use.

Dr. Brandt Skincare PoreDermebrasion Pore Perfecting Exfoliator ($58 USD) — reduces the look of enlarged pores and mattifies shine. Minimize pores while smoothing and evening skin’s texture with this dual-action formula. This exfoliator instantly* works to deeply cleanse pores while it strengthens and tightens the look of pores by removing congestion- and clogging-causing impurities. Your skin will look and feel smoother, more even, and shine-free.

What I think:  Both these products are perfect for cleaning the dirt, makeup and sunscreen out of my pores during the summer. The foaming cleanser works well at night to remove makeup. The exfoliator is nice for the morning to make my skin glow!  My skin looks smoother with each use!

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Purxury Antioxidant Rescure Facial Oil
Purxury Antioxidant Rescue Facial Oil

Purxury Antioxidant Rescue Facial Oil ($49.00 USD) — Combination of oils rich in fatty acids and anti-oxidants to restore dry, mature and damaged skin. Our facial oil is full of vitamins and nutrients, great for restoring moisture after a facial or anytime you would like.

Beautifully scented with a proprietary blend of essential oils and absolutes that are mixed to revitalize, soothe, nurture and moisturize for deep repair. INGREDIENTS: Apricot Kernel Oil, Avocado Fruit Oil, Olive, Argan Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and a proprietary blend of Essential Oils and Absolutes.

What I think: This oil is so soothing!  My skin is very sensitive, but this doesn’t irritate it at all.  I like using it as a nighttime treatment in the summer.  It is especially nice after a day in the sun.  I apply it to clean skin, then in the morning my skin is soft and it feels refreshed.

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Ola Tropical Apothecary After Sun Healing Remedy ($24 USD, 4 fl. oz.) – an exceptional natural sun recovery formula designed to treat over exposure to the sun by repairing and replenishing damaged, thirsty skin. Key ingredients include: hydrating and soothing Organic Aloe Vera; powerfully healing antioxidant-rich Noni Fruit; cell renewing Tamanu Oil; Amino acids, proteins and essential fatty acids to replenish the skin found in Spirulina; soothing and nourishing Coconut Water; and healing and repairing Sea weeds.

Ola Tropical Apothecary After Sun Healing Bath ($6 USD) – Infused with hydrating Coconut Milk, healing Noni, Tropical Flower extracts, Aloe Vera, purifying herbs and nourishing island oils. This soak will help erase the damaging effects of the sun leaving your skin feeling renewed and moisturized.  Fragrance free.  To use: simply add 1-2 tablespoons into a warm bath.  Let cool to room temperature before you soak.

What I think: After too much sun, skin needs to be pampered. The perfect combo is to use the After Sun Healing Bath, then the Healing Remedy. They leave my skin soothed and fresh.  Great for after a day at the water park or lake, whenever you get too much sun!

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What products are you loving this week?  Leave a comment and let me know!