Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant

strawberrydermafoliantEverything I review on my site I enjoy very much, but some things that I try, I cannot live without! The Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant by Eminence Organic Skincare is one of those cannot live without products! It is a rice based powder for all skin types that gently exfoliates the skin to reveal a smooth, radiantly clear complexion.

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It is a dry powder that must be activated with water. You can mix it with your cleanser, mask or just with water alone! I personally use mine in all the above ways, and find them equally as effective! The Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant literally leaves my skin so soft and refined that my skin feels completely reborn after using it. It is so gentle that you can use it 7 days a week, although I do not recommend such frequent exfoliation (read my exfoliation article)!

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I live a busy life (as we all do) and sometimes find it hard to fit in all my skincare steps. So I often will mix my mask with the Dermafoliant and get a 2 in 1! Just add equal parts mask and Dermafoliant on damp hands and massage on damp face and leave on for 15-20 minutes! Rinse and notice visibly softer, refined skin.

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The Eminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is loaded full of amazing skin nourishing ingredients! Read Below, I could not describe them better myself!

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When you mix the powder just with water, you can really smell the Strawberry Rhubarb and it is like rubbing pie powder on your face! YUM! I absolutely love it. You use such a small amount of the powder (about a quarter size) per use, so it lasts such along time!!! This Dermafoliant is a must!!! There is nothing like it.

*Please note

DO NOT KEEP IT IN THE SHOWER, THE POWDER MUST REMAIN DRY!

AVOID EYE AREA, THE FINE RICE POWDER WILL IRRITATE THE EYES IF IT GETS INSIDE!

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Bailey Blush Beauty Blurb #3

Try keeping your eye cream or eye roller ball in the fridge. This obviously cools the product and allows for an immediate de-puffing action when you apply it. This is perfect for morning eyes! Cooling helps circulation so your dark circles will also be less visible. Plus, it just feels really good!

 

Hagina Japanese Mint Oil

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Hagina Japanese Mint Oil is a 100% Natural product that has so many amazing benefits! I recently had a Zumba-athon in which I flailed around aimlessly trying to keep up, and in the process, I pretty well pulled every muscle in my body. I then needed something desperately to soothe my aching muscles. A friend of mine had mentioned that she uses Japanese Mint oil to alleviate chronic pain she has in her shoulder, so I thought I would pick some up, and I am glad I did.
I took a little bit of the oil and rubbed it into my problem areas and within minutes felt so much relief. It was so cooling but I slowly started to feel a warm tingly feeling that was so comforting. It really numbed my pain and allowed me to rest comfortably. The smell was so refreshing and really cleared up my sinuses, even though I was not plugged up!

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That leads me into the many other benefits that this oil has!

  • helps to promote circulation, add a drop to scalp while shampooing to promote healthy hair growth (do not get into eyes)
  • relieve tight muscles and cramping (great on the lower back during that time of the month)
  • help to soothe strains and sprains, swelling and even discoloration!
  • rub on chest and neck for cold relief
  • helps to bring down fever by dabbing on wrists and bottoms of feet
  • great for headache and nausea relief by massaging onto the temples
  • sinus congestion relief, a few drops in a bowl of hot water (eyes tightly shut) and inhale!!!

Please note!

  1. This is not the best for full body massage because its not too slippery and it’s very stimulating, and all over the body it may feel uncomfortable.
  2. Please wash your hands thoroughly after using and DO NOT TOUCH ANYWHERE NEAR EYES! It will really hurt.

Bailey Blush Beauty Blurb #2

Looking for another great way to thicken the look of your lashes? Use a soft kohl pencil, in black or dark brown to line the upper inner rim of the eye. This creates the allusion of multiple dark lashes, making your eyes look exceptionally beautiful!

XO

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Moisturizer

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Juice Beauty is a wonderful organic skincare company originating in California. What sets Juice Beauty apart from most other brands is their Juice Base for all their skincare, and the clinical results that they have behind their products. With every product you use in the line, you are getting great anti-aging benefits because of their antioxidant rich juice base, and it’s proven! Please stay tuned for future Juice Beauty reviews.

Stem Cell Cream

Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair moisturizer is the ultimate organic global anti-aging cream! It is for sure one of my favorite creams of all time. It has a blend of lemon bark, apple and grape bud stem cells. These fruit stem cells help to repair DNA damage and help with cellular regeneration. It is packed full of antioxidants and vitamins that brighten, smooth, firm and nourish the skin. Its dispensing system is genius and ensures that none of the ingredients are compromised by light or air. The cream is so hydrating yet lightweight and does not leave any residue at all. My skin felt hydrated, smooth and radiant without a greasy finish. I believe that even a very oily skin could use this moisturizer without having a problem. The smell is absolutely beautiful… like lemon sorbet; it was a citrus fruit basket for my face!

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I can honestly say that I noticed a significant improvement in my complexion while using the Stem Cell Repair moisturizer. My skin looked so much more radiant, my hydration was greatly improved, smoothing of my fine lines and I noticed a reduction in my acne scars. I also realized I did not have my monthly break out while using it, which was fantastic. Overall, the Stem Cellular Repair moisturizer does not disappoint, and I would highly recommend it for anyone but especially those who like to see great results relatively fast and naturally.

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Clinically Validated instrument measured Stem Cellular Repair Results

100% improved hydration
96% improved dark circles and puffiness around eyes
88% reduction in 3D visual analysis of fine lines and wrinkles
88% improved skin tone and luminosity
75% improved elasticity of the skin

I’m no scientist, but from using the product myself… IT’S TRUE.

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Current Formula Ingredients:

Juice Beauty proprietary blend of fruit stem cells: apple buds, grape buds & lemon bark. Ingredients: Organic juices of pyrus malus (organic apple juice)*, vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, citrus medica limonum (organic lemon juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe leaf juice)*, vegetable glycerin, octyl palmitate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, malus sylvestris (apple buds), vitis vinifera (grape buds) & citrus limonum (lemon bark), organic plant oils of helianthus annuus (organic sunflower seed oil)*, butyrospermum parkii (organic shea butter)*, simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba seed oil)*, organic essential fatty acids of oenothera biennis (organic evening primrose)*, linum usitatissimum (organic linseed oil)*, borago officinalis (organic borage seed oil)*, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), xanthan gum, panthenol (Vitamin B5), allantoin, tocopherol (Vitamin E), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin, citrus reticulata (mandarin), litsea cubeba (may chang) and cinnamomum camphora (ho wood) pure essential oils

* = Certified organic ingredient

 

 

Bailey Blush Beauty Blurb #1

Skip your night cream once or twice a week to allow your skin to breathe and regenerate naturally.
Think about this, if we are constantly putting oil and moisture onto our skin, why would our skin need to produce it naturally? By leaving our skin to breathe once and a while we allow our skin to produce the natural protectants and oils that made it radiant to begin with!

xo

Natural Being Skincare

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Natural Being Skincare is a lovely little skincare line stemming from the beautiful New Zealand. All of the products are infused with 3 main ingredients and 1 in particular, Manuka Honey. Manuka Honey is truly a great ingredient. It helps with cell renewal, moisture levels and overall radiance. It also has Manuka oil which has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties, and the wonderful Vitamin E which is an essential antioxidant. For a full ingredient list please visit, http://www.naturalbeingskincare.com/ingredients.html

They also have these fantastic certifications! Even Halal approved!

Certified natural by BDIH – the BDIH is an independent control body for natural skin care, based in Europe. We are proud to be eligible to carry their trademark by meeting their strict standards of purity, environmentally friendly production methods, ingredients, ecological soundness and social responsibility.

Cruelty free – our range is designed for humans,  so we wouldn’t dream of testing our products or ingredients on animals.

Recyclable packaging – our packaging is fully recyclable to help lessen the impact on our environment.

Halal Approved – all Natural Being products are Halal Approved. This Approval follows a technical review of all ingredients and an audit of the manufacturing plant and production processes

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I will start off by saying that this is very basic skincare. I would not recommend this for people with great concerns, ex. Aging, brightening, rosacea or other skin sensitivities. It does not claim to be for any of these concerns either. It is a great basic moisturizing and purifying line for those who have normal skin with some dryness or small breakouts.

Cleanser

The cleanser was quite nice especially for a cream cleanser. It was a soft light weight fluid that gently cleaned my skin. I found that it did not remove all my makeup, so I would recommend removing makeup prior. My skin felt clean but not over dry. You can apply this product directly to skin, massage and rinse, or to cotton pad.

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Toning Gel

The toning gel was a bit of a get used to product. It is a jelly type substance that appears like yummy honey. I felt an immediate toning effect when I placed it on my skin, which was wonderful because it felt like a mini face lift! My only issue with this product was I found a slight flushing tone to my skin, and a tad sticky. I would recommend using a small amount on a cotton pad or on the fingers and massaging in the skin.

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Day Cream

The day cream was my favorite product! It was super lightweight but still really moisturizing. I put it on my face and it was absorbed really quickly, and my skin felt extremely hydrated. Not to mention it smells beautiful, it is a very faint soft scent, which made me feel clean and fresh! It also was a great makeup base. Overall, I liked this moisturizer very much!

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Cleanser

Ingredients: Aqua (water), Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Macadamia ternifolia (macadamia) seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Glucose, Sclerotium gum, Decyl glucoside, Mel (manuka honey), Potassium sorbate, Parfum (fragrance)*, Glucose oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*.

* From natural essential oils

Toning Gel

Ingredients – Aqua (water), Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil**, Sclerotium gum, Glucose, Parfum (fragrance)*, Potassium sorbate, Mel (manuka honey), Glucose oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Citral*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*.

* From natural essential oils
** Certified organic

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Ingredients – Aqua (water), Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Cetyl palmitate, Sorbitan palmitate, Glycerin (vegetable glycerin), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil**, Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter**, Squalane, Glucose, Parfum (Fragrance)*, Mel (manuka honey), Potassium sorbate, Xanthan gum, Glucose oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, Citronellol*, Limonene*, Linalool*.

* From natural essential oils
** Certified organic

Thayers Natural Remedies- Rose Petal Witch Hazel

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Using Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel toner was such a wonderful experience. Infused with rosewater flower, certified organic witch hazel, aloe, vitamin E and other all natural ingredients, it left my skin baby soft. I felt fresh, clean but not tight or uncomfortable; my skin had a ‘rosy’ glow afterwards and it felt very smooth. I not only loved the feel of the product, but the natural rose fragrance was calming and made me feel cozy and pretty! I noticed my sporadic pimples eventually dissipated and overall my complexion looked healthier. My dehydration lines were diminished, and my hydration was improved.

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I have used other Witch Hazel toners and found them drying and disappointing, Thayers was surprisingly splendid! They have multiple other varieties including Lavender, Lemon or Original. I chose Rose because of its calming and moisturizing properties, and my skin has been feeling a little parched this Alberta Fall/Winter. This product is also extremely soothing so it is ideal for people with sensitive, reddened or even rosacea prone skin. I would highly recommend this product for anyone, but especially those looking for a simple, budget friendly and effective product.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Certified Organic Filet Of Aloe Vera), Glycerin (Vegetable), Fragrance (Natural Rose) Hamamelis Virginiana (THAYERS® proprietary un-distilled Witch Hazel) Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Water, Citric Acid, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate.

Andalou Naturals – Avo Cocoa Skin Food Mask

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Andalou Naturals is a Natural beauty company. They have many different products including face, body and hair care. The line is 100% natural with minimum 70% organic ingredients. All of their products are formulated with fruit stem cells, which are key players in the anti-aging realm, so no matter what you are using in the line, you are preventing!
This is the first of many reviews I will do on Andalou. They have so many wonderful products, and I am eager to share them with you.

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Today I will review the Avo Cocoa SKIN FOOD MASK. This masque is formulated with fruit stem cells, dark cocoa, avocado, and other great antioxidants and amino acids. This masque is for anyone dry, dehydrated or with aging concerns.

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I LOVE THIS MASK!!! It is such a treat, literally! It has a decadent texture that easily glides onto the face and a smell that will literally make you ponder “should I eat it?” and you probably could! (do not eat it) I felt like a cupcake getting frosted. This is not half of the reason why I love it, it was my skin afterwards that really made me a believer. The Avocado and Cocoa, rich in vitamin E worked wonders on the texture and the look of my skin. Prior to use, I was dehydrated and a touch flaky, afterwards I felt like I had received a 90 minute facial. My lines were diminished and my skin looked radiant and smooth. I was so comfortable I could have gone without a moisturizer. I truly loved this mask and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nourishing masque to revive a dull winter skin, or anytime your skin needs a little TLC!

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Ingredients

Aloe Barbadensis Juice*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Powder*†, Vegetable Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter*, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*†, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) and Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oils*, Cyamopsis Tetragonolobus (Guar) Gum*, Sclerotium Gum, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Juice*, Fruit Stem Cell and BioActive 8 Berry Complex*, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Extract*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Resveratrol, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) and Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oils*, Lecithin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Extract*†
*Organic
† Fair Trade
Made naturally without GMO’s, gluten, paraben preservatives, petrochemicals, phthalates, sulfates, synthetic colors, dyes and fragrances. Verified Gluten-Free 100% Eco-friendly, Vegetarian & Cruelty-Free