Fab Natural Beauty Products Perfect For Earth Day!

Earth Day is this Wednesday, April 22nd.  One thing I love to do for Earth Day is to try natural and organic products and products that have earth-friendly packaging.

Below are great natural skincare and cosmetics, plus a fabulous bath wash duo that includes a refill pouch.

What natural products do you like to use?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil
Sibu Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil

Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil ($15.95) — Sea buckthorn seed oil has long been used as a traditional beauty treatment to preserve youthful skin tone and texture. It is a secret remedy to fight wrinkles and age spots so you may (or may not) want to share it with your friends. This therapeutic grade seed oil will help restore damaged skin to its natural beautiful state.

  • Quick acting/readily absorbed
  • For all skin-types
  • Helps diminish wrinkles/age-spots
  • Promotes skin recovery and healing
  • 10 ml bottle w/ dropper tip

100% therapeutic-grade Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil for topical use on ailments. Available at http://www.sibubeauty.com.

All of Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care’s formulas are Pure Living Energy® for the skin – a collection of pure, organic custom blended skin care products. The products are created from the energy of the earth, plant oils and beneficial vitamins and nutrients.

  • Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum: This cult classic was the first of its kind, containing only quintessential forms of natural ingredients which work together to fight the signs of aging, keep skin moisturized and strengthen skin cells. With nutrient oils and pure essential oils such as Rose Hip Seed Oil, Avocado Oil and Bulgarian Rose Oil, this serum strengthens collagen, reduces wrinkles and protects the skin from UV rays. ($175)
  • Tammy Fender Epi-Peel: For a smooth complexion, simply coat and dry your skin with this clay mask and peel it off five minutes later. Enriched with hibiscus and grape seed oils, this peel relieves irritation, promotes circulation and removes toxins from the skin. ($80)
  • Tammy Fender Antioxidant Crème Neroli & Orange: This multi-vitamin-in-a-jar is prized for its nourishing, anti-oxidant and collagen-stimulating benefits. Neroli helps heal scar tissue, improve elasticity and balance overactive sebum. Calming and grounding, sweet orange enhances the skins immunity and hydration while plant butters moisturize and naturally filter UV light. ($95)

Purchase at www.tammyfender.com.

L'Occitane Almond Shower Refill Duo
L’Occitane Almond Shower Refill Duo

L’Occitane Almond Shower Refill Duo ($87.50 USD) — Refill your Almond Shower Oil whenever you need to thanks to this duo! Reduce, Reuse, and Refill. The Almond Shower Oil  transforms, when in contact with water, into a delicate foam that gently cleanses the body. Enriched with almond oil, it respects the hydrolipidic film and leaves a subtle and mouth-watering scent of fresh almond, for a delightful skin!

This duo includes:
– Almond Shower Oil 16.9 fl.oz
– Almond Shower Oil Refill 16.9 fl.oz

Available at usa.loccitane.com

Physician's Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes Mascara

Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin BB Bigger! Better! Lashes ($9.95 USD) Revolutionary 100% Natural Origin multi-tasking BB formula builds Bigger, Better Lashes so you do not have to sacrifice volume for length or definition for drama. 24 hour wear. 2-in-1 multi-tasking brush. 100% Natural Origin. 70% Organic. 100% Natural color pigments. 100% Natural preservatives.

Learn more at http://www.physiciansformula.com.

 

Valentine’s Day Beauty Gift Ideas

Shopping for Valentine’s Gifts for lucky ladies (and gents) this weekend?  Beauty gifts are always a great idea — They are pretty, personal and very appreciated!

From fresh fragrances for him and her to a luxe body lotion, to a high-end beauty collection — here a few great ideas for perfect gifts:

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love
Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love

Le Couvent des Minimes Eau Aimable- Botanical Cologne of Love ($38 3.4 oz, $49 8.4 oz) — This Valentine’s Day, treat those dear to your heart to an exquisite fragrance experience with Eau Aimable, the Botanical Cologne of Love, from Le Couvent des Minimes. Sparkling and delicious, this floral-fruity blend combines sweet orange blossom, citrus fruits and five beneficial plants to evoke sweet memories. The scent transports you to a springtime stroll through Mediterranean orange trees and conjures the fresh, juicy scent of summer fruits.

Available: www.usa.lecouventdesminimes.com 

 

Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag
Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag

Soap & Paper Factory with Patch NYC Eau de Cologne in Stag ($46 USD): Give your man a fragrance you both will love with this collaboration between Soap & Paper Factory and Patch NYC. With rustic Siberian Fir played against notes of warm Cedarwood and surprising Raspberry, this fragrance is rugged and masculine.

http://www.SoapandPaperFactory.com

Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion
Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion

Tammy Fender Rose Geranium & Tangerine Body Lotion ($75 USD) — Give your mom, sister or best friend the glow and hydration they deserve with this vitamin and antioxidant packed luxurious body lotion. The pure essential oils of geranium and neroli paired with essential fatty acids restore moisture balance to leave the skin soft, supple and nourished.

Available at http://www.tammyfender.com

Bedside Table Set
Bedside Table Set

Bedside Table Set ($166 USD) — For pampering on par with Egyptian cotton and turndown service.

*Set Includes:                                                                                                    -BY TERRY Baume de Rose                                                                              -DIOR Crème Abricot Nail crème .35 oz                                                                 -LA MER The Hand Treatment 3.4 oz                                                                        -VIOLET GREY Makeup Bag

Purchase this and other great sets at www.violetgrey.com

Are you picking up any beauty gifts for family or friends?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Product Round-Up — My Fave Beauty Things Week of November 10 — 16, 2014

It’s so cold outside in Kansas City…brrr!  I try not to go outside in the cold air, but when I do, I can feel my face and lips cracking from the freezing air!  So dry!

So, this week I’m loving products that will help my dry and chapped skin. I have been testing great skin care, lip balms and body products to help me for what I hope is not too cold a winter.

My faves are:

Pür Minerals M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex
Pür Minerals M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex

Pür Minerals M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex ($38 USD) — Feed your skin with anti-oxidants and protect it from free radicals. This anti-aging, hydrating cream has been shown to improve skin texture and tone in as little as 10 days.  The M.M.C. Anti-Aging Moisture Complex is free of chemical dyes and contains key ingredients that detoxify, condition and renew the skin.

What I think: This is perfect for my recently dry skin from the cold air.  I love using this as my night cream.  I have noticed my skin is smoother and really soft in the morning.

Available at http://www.purminerals.com

Soap and Paper Factory Shea Lip Butter
Soap and Paper Factory Shea Lip Butter

Soap and Paper Factory Shea Lip Butter ($9 USD) — These Lip Butters are packed with Shea Butter, and totally emollient!  They offer three fragrances, each made with PURE essential oils — Blood Orange (above), Limoncello, and Mint Julep.  These butters are long lasting, and will keep your kisser soft and supple.   A sweet, vintage inspired design comes with a mirror.

What I think:  Love these.  They each smell amazing and are so moisturizing on the lips.  Perfect for throwing in a purse or pocket for continued moisturization throughout the day.

Available at http://www.soapandpaperfactory.com

Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic
Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic

Tammy Fender Essential C Tonic ($55 USD) — Steeped with antioxidant-rich Green Tea, this formula purifies and invigorates the complexion, while acting as a natural toner to restore the pH balance of the skin.

What I think:  Such an amazing natural toner. I love the fresh scent of this and the fact that it doesn’t dry out my skin at all.  My skin is softer after using, which is rare from a toner.  I highly recommend this product!

Purchase at http://www.TammyFender.com

Mad Hippie Face Cream
Mad Hippie Face Cream

Mad Hippie Face Cream ($25.99 USD) — Formulated with 12 actives including peptides, acai, argan oil and resveratrol, the Mad Hippie Face Cream reduces the appearance of wrinkles and creates smooth, healthy skin. The peptides and actives kick-start collagen production while Mother Nature’s best antioxidants neutralize aging free radicals.

What I think: If you are looking for an effective natural moisturizer, this one may be perfect for you! It has so many good-for-you ingredients that leave skin so soft!  I have noticed that my skin does appear younger (my laugh lines less noticeable) since I have been using this cream!

Available at www.madhippie.com

Rituals Laughing Buddha Good Luck Scrub
Rituals Laughing Buddha Good Luck Scrub

Rituals Laughing Buddha Good Luck Scrub ($29 USD) — Luxury combination of organic sugar and wonderful softening oils. Specially developed to nourish and revitalize even the driest of skins. The natural ingredients Sweet Orange & Cedar produce a wonderfully warm aroma. Use the body scrub once or twice a week for a soft and glowing skin.

What I think:  This scrub smells wonderful, like the holidays!  And it really softens my skin and removes any dry skin.  A little goes a long way to super smooth skin!

Available at http://www.us.rituals.com

Korres Guava Body Butter ($29 USD) — Soothe dry skin instantly with this creamy body butter enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin.

Korres Guava Lip Butter ($12 USD) — This beautifully scented, creamy body butter are enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, thus helping to improve elasticity and smoothness.

What I think: Both of these products are highly moisturizing.  The lip butter is  not tinted which is perfect for everyday and every night use.  It really softens my dry lips.  The lotion is also really softening.  I use it after showers and at night to keep my skin (I love using it on my legs) hydrated.

Purchase at http://www.sephora.com

What have you been loving this week?  Any new skincare? Leave a comment and let me know!

Get Your Skin Ready For Fall

I have a bit of a tan right now.  So my skin tone has gone from light to medium.  I try not to tan, but I went outside while on an antibiotic and even though I had on sunscreen, I got darker.

And it looks nice and healthy, but the sun has also made my skin drier and uneven.  Time to rescue it with some great new skin care products.  The ones below may help reverse some of the damage the sun has caused this summer.

Lumene Sensitive Touch Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover.
Lumene Sensitive Touch Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover.

 

Lets begin by taking the makeup off.  I have been using Lumene Sensitive Touch Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover. This gentle makeup remover can be used on both the eyes and lips and is made with 100% Organic Linden Seed Oil. Lumene Sensitive Touch Waterproof Eye Makeup Remover will remove even the toughest eye makeup. While this makeup remover not only gets the job done it is also safe for those who wear contacts, like I do!

Available at drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

PIDA
PIDA

PIDA is a gentle, chemical-free exfoliator that brings the skin to a softer, silkier and smoother state. Made primarily for the face, but also great for the body – PIDA contains two essential ingredients: Aloe Extract and Orange Oil. Both ingredients help moisturize and exfoliate skin without harsh irritation.

  • ·         PIDA works to remove dead skin cells that cause dullness and roughness as well as aid in natural skin cell turnover.
  • ·         Dull-free skin will absorb moisture easily and assist in providing a youthful feel and appearance.
  • ·         With prolonged use of PIDA, skin will stay hydrated longer and absorb beneficial lotions and serums that assist in overall skin health.

Learn more at ecure-treatment.com/product/pida.

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Tammy Fender Quintessential Serum ($175): Fights visible signs of aging; forms a barrier on the skin to protect it from losing moisture; strengthens collagen; regenerates skin cells; maintains skin elasticity; reduces wrinkles; soothes and maintains the integrity of skin; and naturally protects skin from UV rays.

Available at http://www.tammyfender.com

City Syn Anti-Aging Facial Serum
City Syn Anti-Aging Facial Serum

City Syn  ($97 USD) is an anti-aging facial serum designed to provide the ultimate skincare experience. Fast acting and long lasting, it is a powerful blend of age-defying ingredients that promotes smoother, firmer skin.

The silky, lightweight formula is infused with the revolutionary synthetic snake venom ingredient, SYN-AKE to reduce muscle cell contraction without the use of painful injections. City Syn smooths out the skin and decreases the depth and visibility of surface wrinkles for a healthy, youthful complexion.

Available at http://www.citycosmetics.com.

PrecisionMD’s iQuad Infusion Total Eye Complex
PrecisionMD’s iQuad Infusion Total Eye Complex

PrecisionMD’s iQuad Infusion Total Eye Complex ($69 USD) is a light yet hydrating eye cream that combines a powerful enzyme with ingredients designed to visibly reduce under eye puffiness, dark circles, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.  The unique combination of ingredients – botanical enzyme, peptides, amino acid, caffeine and evodia – work together to improve visible signs of aging and address underlying damage.  This eye cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, while it helps to prevent visible signs of aging.  The iQuad Infusion works great on all skin types.

Available at  www.LovelySkin.com and Physician Dispense.

Yes to Blueberries Deep Wrinkle Night Cream
Yes to Blueberries Deep Wrinkle Night Cream

Yes to Blueberries Deep Wrinkle Night Cream ($19.99 USD) is formulated with Wild Acacia to reduce wrinkle depth and appearance and Cupuacu Seed Butter to ‘plump’ skin. Let us do the wrinkle-fighting, time-erasing work, while you sleep!

PROVEN TO: Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles! Significantly improve skin hydration in 7 days.

  • 99% Natural
  • Petroleum, SLS, & Paraben Free
  • Cruelty-free

Available at www.yestocarrots.com and drugstores and mass market retailers near you.

Enjoy!