My Beauty Favorites — November 13-19, 2017

The cold weather is really starting in Kansas City.  To keep my skin hydrated an dlooking good through the cold and holiday stress, I’ve been trying some amazing new products!

Below are some great exfoliating and hydrating products that I have been sent for my honest review:

Looking for the secret behind Kim K’s perfect pout? Recently, Kim Kardashian instagrammed herself wearing the Rodial Dragons Blood Lip Mask ($45 for pack of 8) and has admitted her love for them.

These replenishing bio-cellulose lip masks give an instant moisture boost and comfort and soothe the skin for smoother, younger looking lips. Containing restoring and protecting dragon’s blood extract and hyaluronic acid to plump lip volume through hydration, these masks will mold to your lip shape and take your lip game to a whole new level.

What I think:  This took a little bit to apply.  The gel mask was in between two cloth like papers and it’s very thin.  Once it was on, it felt nice.  It does have a slit in between the lips.  It’s nice that I could move my lips, but the bottom part of the gel kept falling down below my lip and I had to pull it up.  After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and my lips and the skin around them were very smooth. And my lips did look a letter fuller.

Purchase at rodial.co.uk

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads

Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads ($24.99 USD) — Banish dullness and reveal smoother, more radiant and healthy skin with Skinfix Facial Exfoliating Pads. Each textured pad is formulated with a blend of natural glycolic, salicylic and lactic acids to gently lift away embedded impurities and spent skin cells. Sugar Cane, Willow Bark and Australian Lime Pearl Extracts deliver natural AHAs to accelerate skin’s own renewal process. Gentle enough for daily use or when skin is tired or dull looking.

What I think: These are used after cleansing the skin.  They are super easy to used, just swipe along face and neck. This leaves skin with a nice glow and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin.  I exfoliate a few times a week, but this can be done every day.

Purchase at shop-us.skinfixinc.com

Kneip Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt

Kneipp Mini Iris & Geranium Bubbling Mineral Bath Salt ($4, on sale down from $5) — Close your eyes and forget about everything around you! A bath with the KNEIPP® IRIS & GERANIUM BUBBLING MINERAL BATH SALT – “RELAX”, with valuable iris extract and natural essential oil of geranium provides the body and mind with a sense of well-being. Nourishing oil prevents your skin from drying out.

What I think:  This smells amazing, it’s a soothing floral.  It does give a little bit of bubbles, but not a ton.  I love how soft it makes my skin.  This is really great for dry skin and when you want to de-stress!

Purchase at http://www.kneipp.com

 

 

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer.

Jergens Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer ($5.99 USD) — Contains naturally hydrating, antioxidant-packed honey. Provides all-day nourishment.  Retains moisture deep within the skin. Refreshes with an invigorating floral scent. Softens skin with a smoothing, non-sticky formula.

What I think: This has a light floral scent which is nice, but a bit surprising because I thought it would be more honey scented.  But it is so hydrating and leaves my skin so soft and not sticky or greasy at all.  It also gives my skin a soft glow.

Available at mass market retailers including Target

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter ($35 USD) — A silky, velvety and ultra-hydrating body butter packed with more than 10 plant oils and extracts whipped to a feather-light texture.  100% Pure Argan Oil nourishes and repairs.  Shea Butter moisturizes skin. Avocado Oil helps repair damaged and dry skin. White Tea Extract infuses skin with antioxidants.

What I think:  I love these body butters!  They are super hydrating, but sink right into the skin.  It comes in unscented and lots of choices of yummy scents.  I also like that the argan oil so good for your skin.  It not only instantly hydrates, it continues repairing skin even after application.

Purchase at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com, QVC and other fine stores.

What products have you been loving this week?

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of November 24-30, 2014

How was your Thanksgiving?  Did you eat and shop too much?  I definitely did!  But, I still have a lot more shopping to do!

This week I’m loving dry skin fighting skincare, a tropical scented deodorant and a self-tanner that is giving me a healthy glow.  It’s important to keep looking and feeling good during this stressful time of year!

CapriClear Spray On Moisturizer
CapriClear Spray On Moisturizer

CapriClear Spray On Moisturizer ($19.99 for 5.2 oz and $10.99 for 1.9 oz) — Made with 100% fractionated coconut oil, this all-natural, paraben-free treatment combats dry, flaky, irritated skin, making it soft and silky.  Conceived by a dermatologist, fragrance-free CapriClear is an exceptionally pure, gentle and effective single-ingredient solution for even the most sensitive skin.  It also has the eczema seal of approval and is safe for the entire family.  Plus, it results in soft, silky skin.

What I think: I have been experiencing some dry patches on my sensitive skin.  I have started using this at night and my skin is much smoother in the morning. Just a little bit goes a long way, as this is very moisturizing.

Available at CVS and Walgreens stores.

Belli Eye Brightening Cream
Belli Eye Brightening Cream

Belli Eye Brightening Cream ($39 USD) — Formulated with vitamins K and B to reduce the appearance of these telltale signs of fatigue and dehydration, this luxurious cream is the perfect anti-dote to late nights and interrupted sleep.  Brighten your day and your look with this soothing and restorative refreshment for the eyes.

What I think: This fab eye cream is extremely hydrating.  I love using it at night.  In the morning my eyes are smoother and the dark circles are lighter. It can also be used in the morning under makeup.

Available at http://www.belliskincare.com

Skinfix Body Repair Balm
Skinfix Body Repair Balm

Skinfix Body Repair Balm  ($17.99 USD) — Clinically proven to treat eczema, dryness, and dermatitis. Total relief from the itch, the ouch, the red, the chronic, angry inflamed skin. Skinfix Body Repair Balm is a safe and effective natural medicinal alternative to traditional steroid treatments – which can do more harm than good to skin’s natural moisture level. This healing balm repairs skin’s barrier with 2% colloidal oatmeal, twice the level of most other eczema products. The formula is packed with natural active ingredients like sweet almond oil, allantoin, and zinc; combined with natural butters, soothing botanicals, and emollient protective oils to immediately relieve and protect the skin.

What I think: My 19-year-old daughter has eczema and was excited to try this balm.  She applies it on her arms and legs at night, and by morning her skin looks and feels better.  She has just been using it for about a week, but is seeing improvement already!

Available at Target stores and http://www.target.com

Phyto-C B5 Gel
Phyto-C B5 Gel

Phyto-C B5 Gel ($35 .5 fl oz, $60 1 fl. oz.) — Formulated with vitamin B5 and hyaluronic acid, this moisturizing gel provides intensive hydration by binding water to plump skin tissue. The B5 Gel also diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while smoothing and softening skin.

What I think: Before I used this on my face, I applied a little on the back of my hand.  My skin was instantly softer and smoother!  I have been using it in place of my serum in the morning and night and love how smooth my skin looks and feels! It has smooth my rough patches and even helped with redness!

Purchase at http://www.myphyto-c.us

Lavanila Vanilla Summer The Healthy Deodorant
Lavanila Vanilla Summer The Healthy Deodorant

Lavanila Vanilla Summer The Healthy Deodorant ($14 USD) — This All-Natural, freshly scented deodorant provides superior, long-lasting odor protection. Soothing essential oils blend with powerful anti-oxidants and beta glucan technology for daily defense and nourishment. Clinically Tested. Dermatologist Recommended. No Aluminum. No Paraben. No Propylene Glycol. No Harsh Chemicals. Tropical pineapple and mango blend with exotic coconut and Madagascar vanilla for an island freshness that lasts all day.

What I think:  This scent is so tropical, which is so nice when it’s freezing out.  I can almost imagine warm, balmy days!  This solid works really well for people who do not need super-strong deodorant (like me).  I suggest that you purchase it for tweens and teens, since it is good for skin and has natural ingredients.

Purchase at http://www.lavanila.com

 

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Lotion
Vita Liberata pHenomenal Lotion

Vita Liberata pHenomenal Lotion ($54 USD) — This product is not only completely odorless, but also contains certified organic botanicals as well as a unique moisture-lock™ system that draws water to the skin surface and locks it there for 72 hours, keeping skin soft and smooth upon application.

What I think:  Love this self tanner!  It is odorless, which is rare in a self-tanner.  It is also very easy to use with the enclosed tanning mitt.  If you apply it carefully, it will give you a flawless tan that lasts for days and even weeks!

Available at http://www.sephora.com and Sephora stores.

 

Dry Skin on Your Body This Winter? Soothe it With Great New Products!

It’s cold again in Kansas City…boo!  And we are expecting sleet and snow in the next couple of days.  My skin is dying from the cold dry air here!

Below are a few new body skin care products that I have been testing. They are really helping my skin stay hydrated this winter!

Utterly Quenched Hand & Body Lotion
Utterly Quenched Hand & Body Lotion

Utterly Quenched Hand & Body Lotion ($12 USD) This nourishing lotion has the moisture that dry skin craves—completely satisfying thirsty skin as plant peptides rejuvenate. It’s a smooth infusion of sheer moisture—hydrating head-to-toe with Sugar Cane and our moisturizing complex of plant oils and butters. Here’s how:

  • our VATA Herbal Complex—pure hydration from Coconut juice and Sugar Cane, with potent Amla (an antioxidant “super fruit”).
  • our balanced moisture blend—Shea butter, plus Sunflower, Coconut and Palm oils.

100% natural fragrance blend:  Organic Vanilla Oleoresin, Vanillin Natural, Ginger, Cardamom, Clove and Orange Oil Extracts and other essential oils

What I think:  This is a great lotion to have close by because it can be used on the body and hands and does not leave a greasy residue.  When I first tried it, I thought it would be too light for deep moisture, but it really made my skin soft and smooth.  It also locks in hydration after a bath or shower.  And the scent is fresh and spicy. Nice!

Available at www.verianaturals.com

Skinfix Body Repair Balm
Skinfix Body Repair Balm

Skinfix Body Repair Balm ($16.50 USD for 2 oz) —  The ultimate remedy for dryness and irritation. As the temperature drops, eczema and dermatitis flare-ups rise. This condition chronically affects 1 in 5 adults and each year prevalence rates continue to rise. These painfully dry, red, itchy and flaky skin patches pop up without warning and many people turn to hydrocortisone or steroids, which do more harm than good to the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Skinfix Body Repair Balm™ is a medicinal, all-natural alternative infused with colloidal oatmeal, healing botanicals and emollient protective oils. This best-seller works fast to safely relieve symptoms of dermatitis, itchy rashes, and extreme dry skin all over the body.

Trusted for generations. Compounded with natural ingredients. NO hydrocortisone, steroids, parabens, phthalates or added fragrance.

  • Dermatologist Tested
  • All-natural and fragrance free
  • Immediate relief from redness and irritation
  • Provides protective emollient barrier for extreme dry skin
  • Perfect for cracked heals and elbows

What I think:  My daughter has eczema and has been using hydrocortisone when it flairs up.  I gave this to her and she loves how it helps the redness without irritation. I also used it on my irritated cuticles at night and in the morning they were soft and soothed.  Also great for very dry heals.  Rub it in and put some cotton socks on at night — super soft feet in the morning!

Available at shop.skinfixinc.com

 

AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream.
AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream.

AmLactin®— AmLactin® Ultra Hydrating Body Cream ($15.99 USD for 4.9 oz) is specifically formulated for severe, persistently dry skin areas needing extra attention. With our patented ULTRAPLEX® formula, this clinically proven cream gently exfoliates and intensely hydrates for long-lasting moisture and serious relief.

What I think:  This body cream is a lifesaver in the cold, dry air.  I love to use it on my legs, as they are so dry and flaky.  It is fragrance free so it won’t compete with your favorite perfumes.

 

What are you using on your skin now?  Is it cold and dry where you live?  Leave a comment and let me know!