Weleda Skin Food & Aroma Crystal Gardeners Dream Cream – Current Body Favorites

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One of my biggest beauty shames as a specialist is my repeated neglect for the skin on my body. Although I know it is equally as important as my face, I have never formed the habit of doing it daily. Only in the last 5 years when I saw a segment from the Oprah show, best beauty secrets, or something to that effect, did it really click that I need to take care of the skin on my body. A woman of 70 years old looked literally 30 yrs younger, skin smooth and shining, all over her body. Her Secret? Apply moisturizer all over, everyday. Ever since then I’ve been desperately trying to form some sort of routine, and have never quite got it going. My reasons are a plenty, but mostly, I do not have the patience or time- and I do not like the feeling of it on my body. This year, moisturizing my body did not become a routine I desired to create to keep smooth and firm, it was a necessity to keep my skin from itching and burning!

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I was of course hesitant when it comes to my current body favorites, because they are both heavier creams; but I was shocked at how my skin soaked them both up, and very happy at the comfort they gave me!

Weleda Skin Food

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Skin food is an amazing body cream for extremely dry, cracked skin. It has a very rich, almost waxy texture and a little goes A LONG way! It works phenomenal for stubborn dryness and cracked hands and heels. Despite its rich balm texture, when applied correctly, it absorbs so beautifully! Ingredients such as Sunflower Seed oil, Sweet Almond and Beeswax deeply hydrate and protect the skin; while Pansy, Calendula flower and Rosemary leaf gently soothe and have anti bacterial/ anti inflammatory properties to calm red irritated skin. When my skin was snowing skin bits, this cream was such a life saver! After the shower while my skin was still damp, I applied the Weleda Skin Food all over my body, sparingly, and was immediately hydrated! My skin felt slightly dewy but not uncomfortably oily like with many other creams. It actually repaired my dryness and I did not need to reapply for several days after (even though I should have!)

Another way to use this cream is as a hand and foot mask! Apply a thick layer over hands and feet, put on socks and gloves, go to sleep and wake up with repaired skin! Please note, this not recommended for facial skin!

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Flava), Glyceryl Linoleate, Hydrolyzed Beeswax, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Viola Tricolor (Pansy) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cholesterol, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Citral*, Coumarin*.
* from natural essential oils

Aroma Crystal Gardeners Dream Cream

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Gardeners Dream Cream is a phenomenal cream for dry, irritated, itchy skin. It is a rich cream texture, yet it spreads so far! This cream was literally my life saver when my skin was burning, itchy, dry and red. The Aroma Crystal Gardeners Dream Cream is amazing for soothing eczema, psoriasis and other unpleasant skin conditions or rashes! Sunflower Seed oil, Grape Seed oil and Bees wax provide a phenomenal base for ultimate moisture; while Lavender, Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Arnica soothe skin inflammation, are antibacterial, promote circulation and aide in skin regeneration!

I applied the cream right out of the shower while my skin was still damp, and was surprised at how quickly it absorbed! It immediately soothed my itchy, burning skin with a fresh cool tingle. The tingle lingered for some time after but eventually I felt a subtle warming sensation, all from the above ingredients which aid in circulation! I enjoy the feeling so much and find it extremely soothing. My skin remained hydrated and comforted for several days after use, and it is a definite staple in my body care regime!

This cream has so many other uses and benefits, but one that I find particularly amazing for me, is the use to help soothe my tired achy feet. The tingling effect provides a mini foot massage and calms any swelling, as well as hydrating!

Ingredients

 Aqua (Deionized water), Butrospermum Parkii (Shea butter), Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Cetearyl alcohol**, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride**, Cera alba (Beeswax), Arnica montana (Arnica) extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Isostearic acid**, Tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) seed extract, Papaver somniferum (Poppy) seed oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf oil, Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus) oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) leaf oil, Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Michelia champaca flower (Chamaca) oil, Origanum vulgare (Wild margoram) extract, Thymus vulgaris (Thyme) extract, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) extract, Hydrastis canadensis (Golden seal) root extract.
**coconut derived

Please note that the above creams are really designed for very dry skin! If you are looking for some lighter weight alternatives, keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming posts!

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Jurlique Herbal Recovery Neck Serum

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Many women seem to neglect and overlook the importance of detail in their beauty care routine. Most of us realize that we must have a clean and moisturized face for optimal facial beauty, but what about our neck and decollete…? One of the first places you can detect a woman’s skin health and age is in her face and neck; so why do we wait until we have creppyness, dryness, age spots and lack of firmness in our neck area, to begin to do something about it? Prevention-Is-Key.  I asked myself this question, and despite still being in my 20’s with little to none of the above concerns, when given the opportunity to be proactive and try something, I thought, what the heck! I am really glad I did!

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Neck Serum is a beautiful anti-aging, hydrating neck serum packed with LOADS of skin repairing, nurturing ingredients. So even if you are not in dire need of anti aging on the neck area (yet), you are giving your neck and decollete a fighting chance to maintain its youthful firmness for as long as possible! If you already have major neck and decollete concerns, this product is going to help you tremendously with the repair of these concerns, and you will see a difference! The reason I can strongly say this? A  fellow, more mature skin specialist and I were both given one to try, she does have the above mentioned neck/decollete concerns, and she gave a rave review (not surprising with the quality of ingredients).

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As I said before, this serum is packed full of great skin loving ingredients and antioxidants. Avocado, Jojoba and Evening Primrose oil for smoothing and nourishing, Gingko Biloba and Vitamin C for amazing antioxidant and skin brightening/firming, Soybean Protein for firming, Carrot Seed extract- rich in Natural Vitamin A for anti wrinkle and firmness, Licorice Root Extract for pigmentation lightening! WOW ME LIKEY that! The ingredients found in Jurlique products are all Biodynamic, Organic and Natural, which makes them even more potent and effective.

  • Aqua (Water);
  • Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein; -FIRMING, ELASTICITY-
  • Rosa canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil; -MOISTURE, SMOOTHING-
  • Glycerin; -MOISTURE-
  • Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables; -SMOOTHING, NOURISHING, MOISTURIZING-
  • Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil;- SMOOTHING NOURISHING, MOISTURIZING-
  • Oenothera biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil;- SMOOTHING NOURISHING, MOISTURIZING-
  • PEG-60 Almonds Glycerides;
  • Ginkgo biloba Leaf Extract and Phospholipids; -ANTIOXIDANT, BRIGHTENING, ANTIWRINKLE-
  • Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C);-ANTIOXIDANT, BRIGHTENING, ANTIWRINKLE-
  • Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C);-ANTIOXIDANT, BRIGHTENING, ANTIWRINKLE-
  • Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract;
  • Rosa gallica Flower Extract;
  • Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract; -PIGMENT LIGHTENING-
  • Viola odorata (Violet) Extract;
  • Viola tricolor (Heartease) Extract;
  • Sambucus nigra (Black Elder) Flower Extract;
  • Xanthan Gum;
  • Corallina officinalis Extract;
  • Fragrance (Parfum)*;
  • Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract; -NATURAL VITAMIN A, SMOOTHING, ANTIWRINKLE-
  • Citrus grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract;
  • Alcohol;
  • Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate;
  • Lactic Acid;
  • Benzyl Alcohol*;
  • Eugenol*;
  • Geraniol*;
  • Farnesol*;
  • Linalool*;
  • Benzyl Benzoate*;
  • Limonene*.

* From Natural Essential Oil (Jasmine – Jasminum officinale; Myrrh – Commiphora myrrha; Neroli – Citrus aurantium dulcis (Flower); Orange – Citrus aurantium dulcis; Frankincense – Boswellia carterii)

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With my use of the serum, I noticed an incredible boost of softness and hydration. I typically have little patches of eczema, especially in the winter months, under my chin and on my neck. I was pleasantly surprised that within a week of using the serum, my little dry patches were smooth and undetectable. I did notice that my little natural gobble chin was also less gobbly, which was a great surprise. I absolutely adored the lightweight texture and how quickly the serum absorbed, as I do not particularly enjoy the feeling of something on my neck. The scent of the product is quite different, herbal and licorice. If you do not like these types of scents, do not fret, it dissipates withing 15 minutes.
My co Skin specialist, noticed an amazing improvement in the texture, hydration and firmness of her neck area/ decollete area. In a few words she said “It does the trick!”

So for any of you looking for a preventative measure to maintain the youth of your neck or decollete, or those of you that already have major concerns, the Jurlique Herbal Recovery Neck Serum is for you.