Friday, July 31, 2015

Review: LANCER Skincare #lancer #lancerskincare #skincare #themethod

(product photos courtesy of www.lancerskincare.com)
Dr. Harold Lancer, a Beverly Hills based dermatologist, has developed a less is more approach with his 3-step method of skincare. This method is simple: exfoliate, cleanse and nourish the skin. THE METHOD delivers visible and dramatic improvements in skin tone, texture and appearance, often within a few days.
LANCER THE METHOD: POLISH SENSITIVE SKIN 4.2 fl.oz./120 g $75.00
Lancer The METHOD Polish Sensitive Skin
In the LANCER method of skin cleansing, the first step is to polish the skin. So, using this gentle but effective THE METHOD POLISH SENSITIVE SKIN, it takes skin resurfacing to a new level. It is a gentle but extremely effective product. This contains pure minerals and it warms up to remove dull, dead surface skin cells to increase oxygen levels throughout the skin to prepare it for the treatments to come. Natural cell turnover is increased and the underlying skin cells are signaled to help produce fresher, younger-looking skin.
At first I was pretty reticent to try out exfoliation prior to cleansing. I thought that seemed to be the complete opposite of what you need to do during the cleansing process. But, it works just fine. Even when you have makeup on. You can take off makeup with the regular cleanser, come back and do this step and then cleanse or you can do this step with makeup on. Either way, skin cells are turned over and skin ends up coming about looking and feeling fresh, soft and pretty pink because of the increase in oxygen with the new blood flow to the skin.
LANCER THE METHOD: CLEANSE SENSITIVE SKIN 4.05 fl.oz./120 ml $55.00
Lancer THE METHOD Cleanse
The next step in the cleansing process is the cleanser. THE METHOD CLEANSE SENSITIVE SKIN cleanser is a great cleanser. It is a lightly foaming cleanser that is gentle, fragrance-free and is enriched with oat and licorice phytocompounds to help fight off redness and soothe irritation. This cleanser removes daily impurities and prepares skin to receive further treatments, such as serums, creams, etc.
I did not think that this would end up becoming one of my favorite cleansers of all time. I love that it is a lightly foaming cleanser that removes all makeup, dirt, debris and impurities. It makes skin feel so good after cleansing, not dry and irritated. Skin is cradled in softness and it is the perfect complement to THE METHOD POLISH. After using both of these products, your skin is ready to take on anything!
LANCER SHEER FLUID SUN SHIELD SPF 30 2 fl.oz./60 ml $52.00
Lancer Sheer Fluid Sun Sheild SPF 30
During the daytime it is imperative that you wear at least an SPF of 30 or more for sun protection. SHEER FLUID SUN SHELD SPF 30 is a great product to handle this. The weightless fluid sunscreen protects from UV light while delivering complex anti-aging ingredients that help skin cells and enhance cellular function. This product is ideal as an makeup primer. It leaves a smooth, even finish without any greasy or heavy after feel. The sunscreens in this product is Octinoxate 7.5% and Zinc Oxide 17.1%. That is a mix of chemical and mineral sunscreens. It is good to have the zinc oxide as that helps to keep the UVA/UVB rays at bay. If you have an allergy to chemical sunscreens then you will not be able to use this product. Which is too bad as it is a killer product!
I really like this product underneath my makeup as a makeup primer. It does work well. It works great as a sunscreen too. This is a good all around sunscreen to have for wear any day and every day. It is important to wear sunscreen to keep wrinkles and skin cancer from closing in. At least a SPF of 30 daily will help keep skin looking younger.
LANCER THE METHOD: NOURISH SENSITVE SKIN 1.7 fl.oz./50 ml $125.00
Lancer The Method Nourish Sensitive Skin
At night skin needs a nurturing, nourishing treatment that will help to calm skin and deliver potent anti-aging solutions. THE METHOD: NOURISH SENSITIVE SKIN is that product. It has powerful calming agents and soothing emollients to help calm sensitive skin, improve hydration and protect against environmental aggressors. Skin is nourished and hydrated for a visibly renewed, youthful glow.
 This cream is light and sinks right into skin, not leaving any greasy feeling. I love how well it moisturizes the skin and how it leaves it feeling nourished. It has many botanical extracts that calm skin, many oils to help hydrate the skin. Skin glows and feels great.
So, what can I say about THE METHOD? I like it. I definitely feel that there are some products that I still need, such as my retinol serum, but otherwise this is a nice method of skincare. It took me a little while to get used to the idea of exfoliating first, but it works out quite well. The exfoliation and cleansing portion does indeed produce results. Dr. Lancer does have some serums that are added into the mix prior to the NOURISH portion. Serums are a very important part of skincare in my book. I feel that they are one of the most important parts of the skincare process. I do like the moisturizer that I tried and the sunscreen was phenomenal. I love the cleanser too, it is one of my favorite products now (as is the Polish). The whole Sensitive line I tried was pretty amazing. I would recommend these products to anyone. And again, I tried out the sensitive products. They have products for oily skin, dry skin, etc. This line is one of the best I have ever tried.
LANCER THE METHOD products are available at www.lancerskincare.com or in his office in Beverly Hills. Like LANCER Skincare on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lancerskincare; Follow LANCER Skincare on Twitter: @DrLancerRx;; Subscribe to LANCER Skincare on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/LancerXDermatology?feature=watch and Follow LANCER Skincare on Instagram: https://instagram.com/drlancerrx/.
Until Next Time~
Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
(These products were sent for consideration)

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Acne's Damage More Than Skin Deep, Yet Most Treatments Merely 'Scratch' the Surface

Fear of Bullying and Isolation Looms for Many Adolescents as School Resumes

 

(This is why I like to treat acne. It is definitely a self esteem issue. Nobody should have to feel bad about their skin. Beauty comes from the inside out but starts with how you feel about yourself. Acne can linger into adulthood and cam cause severe bouts of depression because of the toll it takes on the skin. Acne leaves redness and scarring that is hard to get rid of and self esteem tends to plummet in boys, girls, men and women. Many women over 40 still struggle with acne. I do at times.)

Acne effects upwards of 85% of adolescents and teenagers; related treatments generate US sales of $3 billion annually, presumably enough to offer consumers an array of comprehensive treatments. However, this spending is nearly all aimed at minimizing cosmetic symptoms, leaving untreated much of the mental suffering linked to the skin condition. This oversight has huge consequences for many of the 50 million US acne sufferers, especially teens as they prepare to return to school and face the social stigma and diminished status associated with acne. 
 
Dermatologists and general practitioners often cite recurring challenges to self-image linked to teenage acne:
  • Acne, especially when it affects the face, provokes cruel taunts from other teenagers.
  • At a time when teenagers are learning to form relationships, especially those of the opposite sex, those with acne may lack the self confidence to go out and make these bonds. They become shy and even reclusive.
  • Some children with acne refuse to go to school, leading to poor academic performance.
Even mild cases of acne can present mental health issues, since reactions are heightened at that age. Renowned educator and psychotherapist, Dr. Gilda Carle, runs educational programs in Teen Esteem, Empowerment, and Anti-Bullying. She warns, "Acne strikes teens at a time when self-consciousness is at its peak. Kids compare themselves to celebs their age with airbrushed perfect skin. The 'body dysmorphic disorder,' or imagined ugliness they suffer can lead to destructive social and scholastic behavior. Moreover, teens who feel socially inept are more likely to be vulnerable to bullying, which makes them feel even worse." 
 
Even where existing treatments are available, they are often ineffective or harmful. Whether over-the-counter or prescription, many acne medications have mild to severe side effects, and often cause skin irritation, which restarts the cycle of acne and carries its own set of appearance issues. According to Dermatologist Dr. Gregory Robertson, "The range of treatment types for acne is limited, and most have active ingredients so harsh that the side effects can seem as bad or worse than the acne they are meant to treat." Robertson advises his acne patients to use an all-natural treatment called Zapne, which he asserts works consistently with nearly no side effects.
 
Dr. Gilda Carle advises, "Parents of kids with acne need to realize that to a vulnerable teen, a blemished face signifies a blemished life. Instead of trying to talk your teen out of feeling bad, take action immediately to find a safe and effective treatment."
 
SOURCE Zapne
 
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

ZO Skin Health Review: Offects Hydrating Cleanser #ZOSkinHealth #Obagi #OffectsHydratingCleanser

(product photo courtesy of www.shop.zoskinhealth.com)
Offects Hydrating Cleanser
When I received Offects Hydrating Cleanser to try out I did not know it was going to become my favorite cleanser. It looked like a very innocent product. Little did I know that this cleanser was going to become my favorite cleanser of all time. Seriously. It is that good. It hydrates and rejuvenates without disrupting the moisture barrier of the skin. It goes on smoothly, with a little bit of lather, just enough to take off makeup and cleanse the skin of dirt, debris and anything that needs to go. Using panthenol and allantoin, this cleanser soothes the skin, repairs it and restores skin to make it feel soft and whole again. It cleans away dead skin cells and allows support for cellular renewal. It also helps to stimulate collagen production in the skin. This cleanser has calming properties too. It will remove dirt, oil and makeup without leaving any residue on the skin. Use for normal to dry skins. It definitely works best for those skin types.


Key ingredients in this cleanser are sodium hyaluronate, panthenol, glycerin, sodium PCA and urea. These all hydrate and replenish moisture. The urea also acts to get rid of the dead skin cells. Allantoin soothes and calms the skin. Lipopeptide-myristoyl pentapeptide-8 is a peptide that stimulates collagen production in the skin. It has a pH of 6.5, which is in the neutral range.
It goes on creamy and when you add water it lathers up and feels luxurious. I love how my skin feels after using this product. It feels like heaven. And you only need a small amount, which makes this product even better. It is just wonderful. It is recommended that while using this cleanser to rub for at least one minute to allow for better penetration of the active ingredients. I would say this is a good idea, especially in the morning. At that time there is no makeup to be cleansing off. This product lends itself to a mild massage too.

Offects Hydrating Cleanser comes in a 5 fl.oz./150 mL tube and retails for $39.00. It can be purchased online at www.shop.zoskinhealth.com or in physicians offices that carry the line. See my review on the ZO Skin Health Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 (http://bit.ly/1fDMmP5). Like ZO Skin Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZOSkinHealth; Follow ZO Skin Health on Twitter: @ZOSkinHealth; Follow ZO Skin Health on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/zoskinhealthinc/ and Subscribe to ZO Skin Health on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstTf4_

Until Next Time


Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)




ZO Skin Health Review: Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 #ZOSkinHealth #Obagi #OclipseSmartTone

(product photo courtesy of www.shop.zoskinhealth.com)
ZO Smart Tone SPF 50
I was so excited to try out this product. It is a highly unusual, but effective product that has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation and founded by Dr. Zein Obagi! Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 is a highly advanced sunscreen that is designed to match any skin tone. It has customizable color beads with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection at SPF 50. It provides additional protection against HEV light (high energy visible light from the blue band, at 400-500 nm and has been deemed the possible cause of age-related macular degeneration). This also has anti-redness properties and an exclusive 12-hour time release anti-oxidant complex that guards against photo damage (sun damage).

The sunscreen ingredients are chemical and are of the following: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 10%, Octisalate 5% and Octocrylene 10%. If you have problems with chemical sunscreens then this product is not for you. However, this is a great way to get a high level of sunscreen protection if you can handle chemical sunscreens. It is important to wear at least a SPF 30 every day and this provides more than that.

I adore this product. It is similar to a BB Cream. It gives very light coverage. It goes on white and then once on the skin adapts to the skin tone and turns into the skin tone shade. There are other companies that have products like this but not with the high spectrum SPF. What makes this product so special is that it really does adapt to your skin tone, and helps with the HEV light spectrum.
Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50_swatch 1Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50_swatch 2

(above left: Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 as it comes out of the tube. above right: Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 after it has adapted to the skin tone and has been blended in)

You can see above how it comes out of the tube white and then when blended in it turns into a shade that matches the skin tone. Above it is on the inner skin above my wrist, an area where my skin is almost the most pale area I have. I do think the shade is just a tad too dark but on my face I have not noticed that. It looks pretty good on my face. I think that a product that can do this is pretty revolutionary in my book. Especially if it can do it on the darkest of skin tones.

ZO Skin Health Oclipse Smart Tone SPF 50 retails for $70.00 and comes in a 1.5 fl.oz./45 mL tube. It can be purchased online at www.shop.zoskinhealth.com and at physicians offices that carry ZO Skin Health products. Like ZO Skin Health on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZOSkinHealth; Follow ZO Skin Health on Twitter: @ZOSkinHealth; Follow ZO Skin Health on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/zoskinhealthinc/ and Subscribe to ZO Skin Health on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstTf4_MRxjDTcCcIiVkSGA.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis


(This item was sent for consideration)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Elimiscar Dermaroller and Giveaway!




Elimiscar Dermaroller is a great way to help get rid of skin scarring, help boost collagen production, help with fine lines and wrinkles and to help boost product absorption. Dermarollers are somewhat painful, I'm not going to lie to you. However, you can get numbing cream to use on the skin.

The best way to use a Dermaroller is to roll it back and forth, cross cross and up and down several times across the skin to be treated. Do this on the forehead, cheeks and chin. The nose is harder to do but cabbie done somewhat. I like to use it then apply all of my serums and creams. SE say to apply all of the serums and creams then do the Dermaroller. I don't think that this is the best way to use the product.

It takes several weeks to see results with a Dermaroller and eventually you will need to move up to a different needle size. Start out with a small needle size and work up. Definitely give it a try, I was skeptical at first but became a convert.

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Review: StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream #StriVectin #Anti-Aging #Decollete #NeckCream

(product photo courtesy of www.strivectin.com)
TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream
The last thing we often think about is the skin of our neck. It usually just gets the regular cream that we use for our face and we hope for the best. StriVectin makes a cream specifically for the neck and décolleté. It is called TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream. It features a breakthrough Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex™ to provide visible lift in the neck and profile area immediately over time. 

This complex contains a powerful blend of technologically advanced ingredients that address the appearance of sagging due to gravity and improves elasticity, instantly! Skin is hydrated, it feels tighter, smoother and more supple. After weeks of use, the visible effects of gravity appear to be reversed for a more refined and toned definition of the neck line, profile and décolleté. This cream has become the top selling neck cream within Prestige beauty since its launch in August 2011, according to the NPD Group, Inc. This cream also has the NIA114 molecule that all StriVectin products have, making skin look radiant and more youthful.
 
I am just starting to notice the effects of gravity on my neck and décolleté area. Ugh. So I think this is the perfect time to start using this cream. Before all of the big stuff starts to befall me. I do notice that my skin is extremely supple after using this cream and the skin in my neck and décolleté has become firmer and the elasticity has improved, making the skin in this area feel so much better. I am definitely going to keep using this cream. I don’t want to end up with a turkey waddle!
 
StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream comes in a 1.7 fl.oz tub for $95.00. Like StriVectin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StriVectin. Follow StriVectin on Twitter: @StriVectin; Follow StriVectin on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/strivectin/ and Follow StriVectin on Instagram: https://instagram.com/strivectin/.
Until Next Time~
 
Marie Papachatzis
 
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
 
(This item was sent for consideration)
 








Review: StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks #StriVectin #Anti-Aging #Wrinkles #StretchMarks

(product photo courtesy of www.strivectin.com)

StriVectin SD Advanced Intentsive Concentrate For Wrinkles and Stretch MarksRecently I was lucky enough to get try out a few products from StriVectin. I have become a huge fan of this line. Formulated with the NIA1114 Technology, a unique form of Niacin that nourishes the skin surface and address multiple signs of aging to give the skin a more healthy and radiant appearance. It is a molecule that comes in every StriVectin product. It is scientifically proven to reinvigorate the skin’s surface for optimal performance, strength and nourishment. The StriVectin SD Advanced Intensive Concentrate for Wrinkles & Stretch Marks has been formulated with the NIA114 complex as well as with Collagex-CE Complex™, a hydrating moisturizer that harnesses the latest advanced in skincare science to target Collagen III. This is also known as “youth collagen” because of its powerful anti-aging benefits.

The company did a number of scientifically designed studies and found the following effects of this product: it reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It makes skin look and feel younger looking. The cream hydrates and visibly enhances skin texture while strengthening the skin barrier to maximize skin performance. SD Advanced goes beyond wrinkle reducing to help transform the look of stretch marks too, so it can be used on those areas of skin. 

How well does this work? I tried it on my face, hoping to see results and boy was I surprised. My skin looks and feels great. I only had one problem and that was that it made my chin breakout. So I avoided using the product on my chin and everything was fine. I like how it works on furrows between my eyes, and the line at the corner of my mouth, which are the two areas I am concerned with the most. I also have the smile lines (nasolabial folds) starting to develop and it definitely helps to stop those from developing. Skin was softer and just looked younger, if you can say that. 

It comes in a 2 fl.oz./60 mL size or a 4.5 fl.oz./135 mL super size. The larger size retails for $139.00. Like StriVectin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StriVectin. Follow StriVectin on Twitter: @StriVectin; Follow StriVectin on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/strivectin/ and Follow StriVectin on Instagram: https://instagram.com/strivectin/

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)


 
 
 
 
 



Baby B. Browne Launches Luxury Hydrating Self-Tanning Lotion #BabyBBrowne

baby b browne self tanner

Sun-kissed summer glows are made possible all year round thanks to the launch of a luxury self-tanning lotion from Ireland-based brand, Baby B. Browne . Blended to simultaneously hydrate and darken the skin, the moisture rich formulae is rich, creamy and oh so natural. Once applied the Baby B. Browne glow lasts up to seven days. For ladies in search of colour that lasts, it is must have beauty ammunition.

Keeping skin healthy and hydrated is an essential part of building beautiful tans that retain their healthy luminescence. Using a unique moisture rich formula, Baby B. Browne has created a luxuriously creamy lotion enriched with Aloe Vera. As well as building a beautiful bronze glow the lotion actively hydrates the skin to improve texture and suppleness.  This ongoing hydration means wearers enjoy flawless colour and an even fade.

Assumpta O’Neill, creator says: “Baby B. Browne self-tanning lotion represents a new era of aesthetic for the cosmetics industry. Using a specially developed ultra-hydrating formula the product actively moisturises the skin while creating a beautiful golden bronze glow. This increases the longevity of colour and creates an even, streak free fade that looks extraordinarily natural.”

To create a natural summer tan Baby B. Browne has crafted a bespoke blend that reacts with individual skin pigments. Once applied it darkens the skin to build a gorgeous, goddess style tan.

For added indulgence Baby B. Browne has infused the lotion with natural vanilla extracts. Reminiscent of sultry summer nights, palm tree fringed beaches and warm tropical waters, the scent is utterly enchanting.      

Beauty buffs will fall head over heels for the Baby B. Browne ingredients list. Vegetable-derived emollients leave skin soft and hydrated while high quality mineral oils lock in natural moisture. PH balancing elements control alkaline levels with technologically-advanced polymers helping to hold the product onto the skin's surface and maximise the life of the colour.

Assumpta O’Neill continues, “I love to flaunt a gorgeous summer glow however without the luxury of regular trips to the Med, I was forced to settle for the unnatural colours, uneven wear-offs and all too familiar scents of high street lotions. I knew there had to be a better alternative so I developed Baby B. Browne, a goddess worthy moisture rich blend infused with Aloe Vera, mineral oils and a divine vanilla fragrance. It’s the superlative solution to every girl’s tanning dilemmas.”

For online retailers wanting to stock up self-tanning inventories with lotions that are tried, tested and adored, Baby B. Browne is a must have product. It’s widely regarded by beauty bloggers as one of the best wear off tan lotions on the market.

All bottles come with a guide colour for easy application and a fabulously natural finish.

To find out more about Baby B. Browne and inquire about becoming a stockist, go to:  www.babybbrowne.co.uk

Baby B. Browne self-tanning lotion is packed in 250ml bottles priced at £18.95.

 

Beauty CAN Improve Your Heatlh!

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Kitchen Monster Pizza Cutter

Kitchen Monster Pizza Cutter

This newly improved pizza cutter is now 4 times stronger (as of June 18th, 2015) than the previous model. This was requested by customers so they reinforced the connection from the handle to the cutter wheel.
The benefits to this cutter is:

1. It's super comfortable grip feels like a natural extension of your hand. It works well for those with arthritis, small hands and large alike.

2. It has a sharp stainless steel pizza blade with a finger guard for added safety. It cuts through pizza easily the first time. Customers also use it as a cutter for dough, cookies, pastries and even reports of pancakes!

3. It's built to last especially with the new 4X strength improvement.

4. It's dishwasher safe.

5. It's fun to use.


6. It comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

It is available on Amazon for $12.37: http://amzn.to/1KqoFV8

Niacinamide Pure Vitamin B3 Serum 5%

Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Complex

Usually included in other anti-aging serums, this is now its own product. Niacinamide Vitamin B3 is a great anti-aging product. The serum is a highly concentrated anti-aging formula that will stimulate and boost collagen production while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps with hyperpigmentation and helps to reduce pore size. It is great for reducing the look of aging skin. Smoothes wrinkles, boosts skin elasticity, reduces sallowness, improves skin function and prevents the signs of premature aging. Is sometimes called “Botox In A Bottle”. Dr. Oz tells viewers that the "niacinamide" form of vitamin B3 can plug fine lines and help eliminate wrinkles, and that it works by repairing skin cells through increasing capillary dilation and improving blood flow.

I like this serum and noticed a difference with how my skin looked. It definitely looked younger, just a smidge and felt younger too. Hyperpigmentation had definitely looked better than it had before using this. As I mentioned, it is usually found in combination with other ingredients and I am happy to see it on its own.

It is sold on Amazon.com for $19.90: http://amzn.to/1KqnUex

 

 

 

 

Vitamin CE Serum with Ferulic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid

complete Vitamin CE Serum with Ferulic Acid

Vitamin C helps to brighten skin, getting rid of hyperpigmentation (dark spots, age spots, etc.) and it leaves skin looking younger in weeks. It also helps with fine lines and wrinkles, with up to a 60% reduction. It penetrates deep into the layers of the skin helping new collagen to be produced.

Hyaluronic Acid holds 1000x its own weight in water, bringing that into the skin, bringing moisture into the skin. Skin is plumped, hydrated and moisturized. It repairs and regenerates skin. Dryness, environmental stress and irritation are gone.

Vitamin E protects from free radical damage and Ferulic Acid also protects from free radical damage but increases collagen synthesis to help skin look younger and skin repairs itself after suffering from dryness, stress and irritation.

These ingredients together help to get rid of the old, dead skin layers and work together to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Plumped up skin will be seen and tired skin will be gone. This serum is truly a great serum to address aging skin.

It is sold on Amazon.com for $19.90: http://amzn.to/1gbFitR

Amara Organics 2.5% Retinol Cream

amara organics retinol cream

If you want to win the war on fine lines and wrinkles, use retinol. It is one of the best things that helps to prevent fine lines and wrinkle and actually treats them. Lately 2.5% products have been making their way in the beauty world and I am very happy with them. I prefer these over the 1% products as they provide better results. The only caveat is to avoid the eye area, as it becomes very sensitive to anything else that can be put there too. Especially if you are also using AHAs with retinol. I am not saying it can’t be done but not around  the eyes.

Retinol promises the following: it repairs skin on a molecular level to erase fine lines and wrinkles, it stimulates collagen for firmer, smoother skin, it speeds up skin cell turnover to fade brown spots, discoloration, and acne scars, it improves texture and tone for a smoother, softer, more radiant complexion and it unclogs pores to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts. I do think it does all of these things. And I like in the cream form. Sometimes you want your products in a cream form as opposed to a serum form.

This product can be found on Amazon.com for $19.95: http://amzn.to/1fu19eR

JGOB Makeup Sponges

jgob makeup sponges

These sponges are as good as the name brand sponges that are popular today. They are made from the same material. These types of makeup sponges have great absorption, meaning they don’t absorb all of the product like other sponges too so there is less waste. They are soft to the touch and should be damp when used so they are easier to use. They have contours that are great for hard to reach spots, with quality control in place to make sure that even the smallest defect does not get through. They make blending foundation a breeze. Just place the foundation on the sponge and do a kind of hop around the face to dab the foundation on, blending it perfectly. It comes with its own travel case, too. Make sure to wash it thoroughly after each use to extend the life of the sponge. This is a reusable sponge that gets clean in no time!

 

It is available for $11.97 on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1JETwKF

Review: Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant #Dove #AdvancedCare #NutriumMoisture

(product photo courtesy of www.dove.com)
Dove Advanced Care Deodorant Antiperspirant
Dove introduces a new antiperspirant and deodorant: NEW Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant. It comes in thirteen scents and I tried three of them: Original Clean, Clear Tone and Powder Soft. The product features a light, clean, classic fragrance and NutriumMoisture that helps skin replenish itself from shaving irritation. This means that unlike other antiperspirants/deodorants, you can use it the same day as you shave your underarms. It also delivers 48-hour odor and wetness protection for the best care that they have ever offered. 

What is so great about this antiperspirant/deodorant is the NutriumMoisture. This is a breakthrough. It allows underarm skin to be moisturized without any skin irritation from shaving, which let’s face it, was a huge problem. After shaving we usually had to wait hours or a full day to apply antiperspirant/deodorant because we wanted to avoid shaving irritation. Well now this is a thing of the past. NutriumMoisture allows skin to replenish the moisture lost during the shaving process and it protects skin so that it does not get irritated. LOVE this! The active ingredient in this product is Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex GLY 15.2%. This is the antiperspirant protection ingredient that keeps you dry. It lasts for up to 48 hours, so theoretically you can skip a day and still have protection with the product working at full capacity. 

I tried all three scents and my favorite by far is the Clear Tone scent. But all three are great scents. The entire new line of antiperspirants/deodorants are great. I like anything that works for 48 hours and allows me to skip a day if needed. And I LOVE that I can use this right after shaving. 

Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant Deodorant (2.6 oz./74 g) is available at mass market retailers nationwide and retails for around $4.79. Like Dove on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DoveUS?brand_redir=21435141328; Follow Dove on Twitter:@Dove; Follow Dove on Instagram: https://instagram.com/dove/; Follow Dove on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dove/ and Follow Dove on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+Dove/about

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(These items were sent for consideration)


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Dog Training Whistle Review

dog training whistle

We got this to help my got learn some tricks. We were wondering if this would be more condusive to training rather than treats. My daughter has been training our 4 year old male neutered Yorkshire Terrier, who is stubborn. Very stubborn. She has been working with him and has already taught him him how to sit, twirl and bark on command with treats. So she tries the whistle and it does not work as well for her. She did some research on the internet for whistle training. My daughter is only 14 mind you and has taken on the training all by herself. She worked with him using the whistle instead of the treats but found that he did not want to work for the whistle since he had been used to the treats. So I advise you to start with a whistle first off then if it does not work, try the treat way. Treats will always work. They love anything that will give them food! Sorry but it did not work out for us and it is not really the whistle’s fault.

It is available from Amazon for $15.99: http://amzn.to/1DyMbKt

CSC Vitamin C Serum With Ferulic Acid

CSC Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic AcidCSC Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid is a serum for use if you have problems with hyper pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, acne or signs of aging. Using this serum is easy, take a dropper full in the palm of your hand and apply a few drops to face, neck and décolletage. Keep away from eyes.

After a few weeks you will notice that your skin will look and feel different. Skin will be softer, smoother and look brighter. Hyperpigmentation will have lightened considerably. Fine lines and wrinkles should look less prominent. Acne will start to clear up, blackheads and whiteheads might disappear while cystic acne will be less likely to occur. This serum is at its best when used prior to other skincare products. Use before other serums and creams.

I like this serum because it lightened my skin and made it brighter. Skin looked clearer and felt noticeably softer. Vitamin C is one of the best things you can do for your skin.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Enter To Win 2 Products from Dermaflage Valued at $110.00!!!!!! #Deramflage #Worryless

 

WorryLess: The 1stand Only Cosmetic That Looks Like Real Skin.

Movie Magic In Your Medicine Cabinet to Erase Worry Lines

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Time to toss all those plumping products that promised to work.  Say bye-bye to Botox.  Make room for the only at home anti-frown line product you’ll need from now on – WorryLess.  Worryless is indeed the stuff of movie magic. Developed by Hollywood makeup and special effects artists, it uses medical grade silicone to simulate skin—filling and concealing frown lines between your eyebrows instantly!   WorryLess is the first and only topical dermal filler created to virtually erase glabella lines (the deep vertical lines between your eyebrows).  If it works for A-list actors on high definition film, it will work for you!

Upon application, the silicone transforms from a liquid to a flexible rubber-like consistency, which simulates skin.  It seamlessly fills in the deep crevices and because it is translucent, allows your skin to shine through.  The result?  Perfectly, smooth realistic looking skin.

WorryLess is:

· Waterproof  (lasts approx. 36 hours)
· Non-irritating
· Non-invasive
· Clinically and dermatologist tested
· Allergy tested
· Pain-free
· Instant Results

How to Apply in 2 Easy Steps

Step 1: Apply. Apply a small amount to the skin using the pointed precision application tool. With a spatula tool or a finger, blend the edges into the skin.

Step 2: Texture. Place Skin Texture Pad over the area. Press around the edges. Hold in place for about a minute. 

 

 

FILL AND CONCEAL FACE AND BODY SCARS WITH DERMAFLAGE:

A SECOND SKIN COSMETIC DEVELOPED BY HOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS  MAKEUP ARTISTS

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Most people have scars of one form or another. Be they acne scars, skin cancer, surgical, piercings,

or due to injuries. The good news is that now there is Dermaflage, the first at home cosmetic that functions as a second skin to fully cover  scars on the face and body.

What is Dermaflage?

The recessed nature of these imperfections cannot be effectively hidden using makeup, leaving expensive and often ineffective medical procedures as the only viable option. Far superior to traditional cosmetics and concealers, Dermaflage fills and conceals the recessed area. Used improperly, makeup can look cakey and does not effectively fill the sunken areas of the skin. Dermaflage is translucent to let your natural pigment come through, flexible so that it moves the skin, water proof and lasts all day.

ATTRIBUTES

· Invented by a Special Effects makeup pro – used by TV/movie stars

· 3D silicone scar filler that fills and conceals instantly

· Non-irritating, non-allergenic 3-step application

· Non-invasive – no injections, no pain

· Dermatologist & clinically tested

· Matches your skin tone

· Can be applied to scars on the face and body

· Lasts up to 36 hours- even while swimming or showering

 

(Win Both Products, Must Be US Resident Only and 18 years or older)

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Review: Altchek MD Doctor’s Skin Remedy #AltchekMD #DoctorsSkinRemedy

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Altchek Doctor's Skin Remedy
Altchek MD has a great little product that helps a number of skin concerns. It is called Doctor’s Skin Remedy. It is a multipurpose cream that softens, protects, soothes and calms the skin. I personally think this product is great because it is an ointment that treats dry skin (dry heels, elbows and chapped lips for example). It soothes, calms minor skin irritations. It helps prevent dry chapped, wind burned skin and cracked lips. It softens rough dry skin on hands, feet or cuticles. It is an all in one beauty product that adds shine to eyelids, cheeks, lips and legs. It also shapes and smoothes eyebrows. And it relieves minor sunburn and calms dry, irritated or sun-exposed skin. The wonderful ingredients in this excellent product are: petrolatum, beeswax, cocoa butter, eucalyptus oil, shea butter, Vitamin E and allantoin. It does not contain any parabens or fragrance. 

I personally use this product for many different things. One is for cracks I get in the corner of my lips. I get these cracks, which I think are a Vitamin deficiency. After one or two days, the cracks have healed nicely. I have also used it for the cracks in my hands in the winter. This is a great ointment to use for just about anything. One thing I like about this product is that it sinks in and doesn’t leave a film or residue. This product is also great to use after chemical peels, as it is very soothing to the skin. Just apply over the entire face and let the ingredients do the work. It will soothe the skin and leave it feeling a hundred times better. This helps skin heal after a chemical peel. 

Doctor’s Skin Remedy comes in a 1.7 oz./50 g tube and retails for $14.00. It can be purchased online at www.altchek.com. Take a look at my review of the Glycolic Renewal Pads (http://bit.ly/1u5YtUi) and the Eye Gel Pads (http://bit.ly/1HJ8SzF). Like Altchek MD on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AltchekMD. Follow Altchek MD on Twitter: @AltcheckMD and Subscribe to Altchek MD on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOvLNjKloAJDMAZ9yLvNQOw.

Until Next Time~
 
Marie Papachatzis
 
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
 
(This item was sent for consideration)
 

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