Thursday, December 31, 2015

Simply Earth Bergamot Essential Oil #simplyearth



I love Bergamot (Neroli) Essential Oil. It has many uses. I use it as perfume, or as an additive for the bath. It is very therapeutic. Bergamot is classified as a spicy citrus. It can be used for the following things: acne, as an antiseptic, for cold sores, to help depression, for eczema, to help cure external infections, for herpes outbreakds, to soothe the nerves, and to help psoriasis. It is a great addition to skin masks. Just add one drop to a clay or cream mask and then apply on the skin. It can be used on all skin types. Add to potpourri for a great scent. Add to massage oils, or add to diffusers for a great room scent. Bergamot is uplifting and calming at the same time. I find it very soothing yet makes me feel happy. It retails for $6.99 on Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/1IG0V2u.

#simplyearth 

derma e has arrived at Target! Review: Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream #noticethelotus

(product photo courtesy of www.dermae.com)

derma e® is a brand that got started not too long ago. They started when people did not care as much when it was not understood what was put on the skin, when people did not consider how their internal health affected their outward appearance and when nobody was eating kale. This was before being healthy was the “in’ thing. derma e® pushed skincare forward in a new direction by fusing powerful vitamins and plants together with modern science, called Green Chemistry. derma e®  adheres to the highest ethical standards when it comes to animal welfare and the impact on the planet. They have built a passionate following in the natural products industry and beyond, always aspiring to make highly affective, premium skincare formulas with cruelty free green chemistry. Family owned and operated for over 30 years, derma e® has pioneered the development of vitamin rich, high performance antioxidant skincare solutions. The award-winning line features doctor developed, consumer-tested and clinically-tested face care, body care and treatment products that are free of parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petrolatum. Every formula is Every formula is cruelty-free, gluten-free and 100 percent vegan. derma e® can be found in Whole Foods, Ulta Beauty, CVS and more.

Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream:
Recently I was able to review derma e®'s Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream. Firming DMAE Eye Lift Cream allows you to visibly lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area all while smoothing crow’s feet with this doctor-developed, multi-action eye treatment that contains advanced, clinically proven natural ingredients. DMAE, a widely-acclaimed skin firming nutrient, is clinically proven to boost collagen for firmer, more resilient skin. InstaLift® Goji Berry glycopeptides add further firming, lifting and tightening antioxidant power. Advanced peptides Argireline® and Matrixyl® synthe'6® work together to soften facial muscles and to synthesize new key components such as collagen, also helping to smooth wrinkles and to discourage new ones from forming. Hyaluronic Acid, known for its ability to draw in 1000 times its own weight in water, infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture, helping to leave skin soft, smooth, toned and rehydrated. With continued use, this cream of pro-collagen and pro-elastin blend leaves the delicate eye area more firm, smoother and definitely younger looking. It is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin oil-free, gluten-free and GMO-free.

I tried this cream and love how well it sinks into skin. I have been using it morning and night for the past two weeks now. I don’t notice much difference in that time period (as it is too soon), but I definitely notice that the skin around my eyes is not as dry as it has been, and this cream moisturizes and hydrates better than other creams I had been using. 

derma e® is now available at Target! This brand, which as been around for 30 years, is now available at Target nationwide. You can order online or pick-up in stores. Like derma e on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/derma-e-Natural-Bodycare/99271753546; Follow derma e on Twitter: @dermae; Follow derma e on Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dermaeNaturalSkincare; Follow derma e on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/dermae/; Subscribe to derma e on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DermaEBodycare and Follow derma e on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dermae/.
 
Until Next Time~
 
Marie Papachatzis
 
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
 
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Review: PÜR Browder Perfecting Brow Powder #PUR #Browder

(product photo courtesy of www.purminerals.com)

PÜRTM recently sent me a great brow product to try out, Browder Perfecting Brow Powder. When I received it I was very excited because I am always in the hunt for a great brow product. I have over tweezed brows from that resulted from severely zealous tweezing them when I was a teenager. Also, I color my hair red and my brows are naturally blonde, thus I need to darken them every day. I do not color my brows with hair color. So it is a battle to get my brows to look semi-decent every single day. Some days I win the battle, others I do not. 



 (above left to right: PÜR Browder Brow Perfecting Powder swatches in Blonde, Medium Brown and Brunette)

Bold brows are in right now. With PÜR’s long-lasting brow powder you do not need to be a makeup artist to get perfectly defined brows. PÜR’s Browder Perfecting Brow Powder is a unique fiber formula that adds naturally bold definition to sparse and uneven brows for a look that is always natural, never “drawn on”. Just exactly what I needed!!!!! Use the innovative flocked applicator to groom and sculpt for the perfect arch or use an eyeliner brush to double duty use as a smoky eye lining powder! It comes in three shades: Blonde, Medium Brown and Brunette. I think for me, with my red hair, the Brunette works best, as it has some red to it. Although I also tried a mix of the Medium Brown and the Brunette and it worked nicely too. 






(above top: PÜR Browder in Blonde, above middle: PÜR Browder in Brunette and above bottom: PÜR Browder in Medium Brown)


To Use: Brush brow hair upward and outward with a brow groomer, such as PÜR’s Wake Up Brow. Apply Browder directly onto brows with the built-in precision applicator. With light, feathery upward strokes, fill in gaps to add natural fullness and shape to the brows. It can also be applied to the lash line with an eyeliner brush to create a soft, smoky eye. Use some Disappearing Ink under the eye and a coat of Volume Vixen to brighten the eyes for a total PÜRTM effect. 

I have been wearing this product now for a few weeks and I can say a few tings about it. First, Browder is very easy to use. Just open the tube, take the applicator out and start filling in the gaps in your brows with it. As directed, move upward and outward with light, feathery strokes. The fibrous powder will fill in where there is no hair and it will look fairly natural. The Browder will not look too artificial. It also adds nice shape to the brows so that they have a nice arch to them. I also tried it as an eyeliner on my upper lid and it was very easy to accomplish this. With a thin eyeliner brush, apply a small amount of the powder to the upper lash line in small strokes. This creates a very natural looking eyeliner to open up the eye and make it look larger. For this I used the darkest shade, Brunette. I thought that it would look best with my blue-green eyes. 

PÜRTM Browder Perfecting Brow Powder retails for $22.00 and can be purchased online at www.purminerals.com, www.ulta,com, www.skinstore.com and www.kohls.com. It is also available in the following stores: Ulta and Kohl’s. Like pürminerals on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PurBeautyCosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Twitter:@purcosmetics; Follow pürminerals on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+PurmineralsUS; Subscribe to pürminerals on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5sIrqjvZLPO5Dj3Jpa2T6Q; Follow pürminerals on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/purcosmetics/; Follow pürminerals on Instagram: https://instagram.com/purcosmetics.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Review: Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment #MiracleSkinTransformer #TripleActiveNight

(product photo courtesy of www.miracleskintransformer.com)

miracle skin transformer triple active night treatmentSimplify your nighttime skincare regimen with Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment. This cream combines the power of 3 multifunctional night creams into one powerful nighttime treatment. There is now no need for separate creams to exfoliate, moisturize and fight daily environmental damage and deliver powerful anti-aging benefits. Treat all of your skin’s concerns in one step. 
 
This triple-active night cream contains the advanced M3 Complex, which is formulated with high levels of active ingredients to help resurface skin’s texture to minimize discoloration, repair sun damage and reveal healthy looking skin. It diminished the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin’s elasticity, helps firm and tone skin overnight. Skin is replenished immediately, quenched with powerful hydration, that is derived from sunflowers, which have been proven to improve hydration by up to 65% within the first 3 hours. Reverse deep wrinkles and firm skin with bamboo silica, pea extract and glucosamine HCL. A targeted blend that works to stimulate collagen synthesis naturally. Skin is revitalized with ultrasomes, enzymes that are formed from natural soybeans. These renew and repair the appearance of sun damaged (photo-damaged) skin with Edelweiss’ potent anti-oxidants to help protect against free radical damage and to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. 
 
To use, apply Triple Active Night Treatment to the face, neck, and chest using a gentle circular motion. Use every night for fastest and best results. It is a great cream for all skin types.
 
What I like most about this cream is how it sinks right into skin without feeling too heavy or greasy. I do not have any major wrinkles, yet but I do have the beginning signs of aging skin and I have major sun damaged (photo-damaged) skin. I think that this cream works well at helping to exfoliate skin naturally and to help lighten up sun damage. My skin has definitely looked much better now that I have been using this for over a month. My sun damage is lighter, definitely. I have loved every single product from the Miracle Skin Transformer range. 
 
Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment retails for $78.00 and is available from www.miracleskintransformer.com, www.amazon.com, www.ulta.com, www.kohls.com, www.nordstorm.comwww.skinstore.com, www.beauty.com and www.dermstore.com. It is also available at Ulta, Nordstrom and Kohl's stores. Like Miracle Skin Transformer on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miracleskintransformer; Follow Miracle Skin Transformer on Twitter:@miracleskin; Subscribe to Miracle Skin Transformer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SarahMcNamaraBeauty?feature=chclk; Follow Miracle Skin Transformer on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/miracleskin/ and Follow Miracle Skin Transformer on Instagram: http://instagram.com/miracleskintransformer
 
Until Next Time~
 
Marie Papachatzis
 
I Am THE Makeup Junkie
 
(This item was sent for consideration)


Review: StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner #StriVeStory #iFabboMember

(product photo courtesy of www.strivectin.com)
StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner
StriVectin has some excellent skincare products. I was sent their Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner to try out and I am glad I did. Even though my skin has never been particularly oily, around my nose it has always been oilier than the rest of my face. Since this has been the case, the pores in this area are larger than I would like them to be. Pores are really hair follicles. A lot of people don’t know this but yes, pores are really just hair follicles that contain hair and they produce sebum that protects the skin. An overproduction of sebum stretches out the hair follicle (pore) and it cannot snap back because it is not elastic. When we age our pores look larger than when we are younger because we start to lose the elastin in our skin and we have had decades of the pores becoming enlarged from sebum production. After so long, there is not much you can do. Or is there?

StriVectin’s Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner claims that it can actually make the pores look smaller. It reduces the appearance of large pores and refines skin texture for a more smooth, even complexion.  They claim that with regular use of this product pores can look half their size.* It also refines the texture of the skin, smoothing it out for a more even complexion. It is a very lightweight pore-minimizing lotion and anti-aging moisturizer with Retinol that delivers both instant and long term visible pore reduction. 96% of the subjects who used it saw an immediate improvement in their visible pore size after one application.** Patented NIA-114TM technology nourishes the moisture barrier to provide visible age fighting efficacy as it limits the sensitivity commonly associated with Retinol use. This extremely effective blend purifies the skin and refines both skin tone and texture, all while delivering superior age fighting benefits to the skin. It also provides a mattifying effect to the skin as it is applied. It hydrates the skin, it absorbs excess oil to control shine throughout the day for a fresher, more youthful looking appearance. How does it work? Retinol actually improves cell turnover, exfoliating the skin to visibly diminish the look of pore size by purifying and refining the skin tone and texture. 
*Based on technician evaluation after 8 weeks of use. **Based on technician evaluation.
 
I used this product for 8 weeks. Used it twice a day. What is so interesting about this product is that it gets used OVER sunscreen. Most products are used under sunscreen. I think it has to do with helping to reduce sensitivity to the retinol. Either way, it does work to reduce pore size. I did notice a reduction in week 4. With this product you get an immediate reduction that is noticeable and then you get the reduction that is noticeable a few weeks later. I feel that it does a pretty good job because I think that my pores look really good now. I still have some issues with them and always will but they are much better. I would say I got about a 40% reduction in pore size. I’ll take that. I also like that this cream has an instant mattifying effect on the skin. 

StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner 1.7 fl.oz./50 mL $99.00. It can be purchased online at www.strivectin.com, www.skinstore.com, www.ulta,com, www.qvc.com and www.nordstorm.com. It can also be purchased at Ulta and Nordstrom stores.  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)


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Review: L’Oréal Paris True Match LUMI Cushion Foundation #LOREAL #TrueMatch #LumiCushion #foundation

(product photos courtesy of www.lorealparisusa.com)


If you have ever read any of my posts, you know that I am a foundation freak. I love foundation. Mainly because foundations are the key to a beautiful face. They give us glorious coverage, with sheer coverage or full coverage, depending on what we want from them. I love how a good foundation looks on my face, giving me a porcelain complexion. It covers a multitude of sins. Foundation is the key to a great face of makeup!

L’Oréal Paris has some excellent foundations. Their True Match line is especially great. I am very happy with their LUMI line too, as it gives the skin an ethereal glow. They just recently came out with a new foundation called True Match LUMI Cushion Foundation. This foundation comes in a compact and comes in cool, neutral and warm tones with 4 shades in each category. In this foundation I wear the N2 shade. Which is actually a little dark for me but looks okay if I don’t use too much. With this foundation you get a fresh, luminous glow in a tap. An innovative sponge drenched in liquid foundation gives you this glow. Tap a little bit for a fresh, natural glow. Tap on more for more coverage. This foundation give you effortless application that is completely buildable. Formulated with Precise Match™ Technology to match your skin’s tone and texture. The finish is fresh and luminous. Coverage is sheer to medium. It is for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Here are the shades it comes in: C3 Creamy Natural, C4 Shell Beige, C5.5 Natural Tan, C8 Cocoa, N2 Classic Ivory, N3.5 Classic Buff, N4 Buff Beige, N5.5 Perfect Beige, W2 Light Ivory, W3 Nude Beige, W5.5 Suntan and W8 Creme Café.


I find this foundation to be very nice. I like that the coverage starts out very sheer and is buildable to medium coverage. The coverage is a little bit more than medium I would say. It is pretty good. And you get a very beautiful glow to the skin with this foundation. It is possible to use a powder, the LUMI Illuminating Powder is a good choice to give yourself an ethereal glow or another powder to tamp down the glow somewhat, if that is what you really want. If you don’t want to use a powder then leave it be and your coverage should stay stable for a few hours. I feel it is preferable to use a powder over a foundation though. This way the foundation lasts longer. I even used this foundation as concealer under my eyes as it gives me such good coverage. The foundation is as good as any of their other ones, if not better. I just hope that it lasts as long. It is hard to see how much product is in the compact. I don't use the sponge that came with it, I use my beautyblender to put it on. I find that it gives me better coverage.



 (above three photos: I am wearing True Match LUMI Cushion Foundation in N2)

L’Oréal ParisTrue Match LUMI Cushion Foundation retails for $16.99 and is available at mass market retailers nationwide including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Target, Ulta, WalgreensRite-Aid and CVS and online at www.ulta.com, www.target.com, www.drugstore,com, www.amazon.com, and www.walmart.com. Like L’Oréal Paris on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorealparis; Follow L’Oréal Paris on Twitter: @LOrealParisUSA; Subscribe to their YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/lorealparisnyc; Follow L’Oréal Paris on Instagram: http://instagram.com/lorealparisusa# and Follow L’Oréal Paris on Google+: https://plus.google.com/104462448073132092737/about

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie


Review: Chomps Snack Sticks #gochomps #beefjerkey

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Chomp Snack Sticks are an awesome new health product make with 100% non-GMO Grass-Fed Angus Beef that is sourced from New Zealand. These beef jerkey sticks contain no artificial ingredients, no nitrates, no nitrites, no MSG, no colors, or any flavors that are unintentional. They are shelf stable for up to a year with the help of celery juice. And best of all they taste amazing! Think of them as a much healthier version of other brands of beef jerkey. They come in Regular, Crankin' Cran and Jalapeno. 

Chomps Snack Sticks was started by Peter and Rashid out of an apartment back in Chicago in 2012, with the help of their wives. Since then their product has rapidly gained popularity in the CrossFit and Paleo space. Chomps Snack Sticks continues to grow in popularity, hitting new target markets, including outdoorsmen, bodybuilders, gluten-free dieters and parents who are looking for healthy snacks for their kids. The team's mission is to create the highest quality jerkey product on the market today. 

I was given all three flavors to try out. I cannot eat it myself, as I do not eat red meat for health reasons. However, my husband and kids did try it out for me. They loved the taste of it. My husband especially liked the jalapeno flavor. He likes the kick. My daughters liked all the flavors, with my oldest really liking the Crankin' Cran flavor, it being a little sweeter than the rest. My youngest daughter liked all three flavors, not having a favorite.

I like the fact that these are all natural, without any added chemicals, the beef that these come from is in fact 100% grass fed and did not have any hormones or antibiotics. The sticks are also all natural too, so I feel good about feeding these to my family. It is important these days to find products that I feel good about feeding to my family. 

To purchase Chomps, go to www.gochomps.com. A 5 ct. Original Flavor Paleo Snack is $11.25; A box of 24 Original Paleo Snacks is $49.00 and a gross of 144 Original Flavor Paleo Snacks is $259.00. The same price applies to the Cran and Jalapeno flavor 5 ct.; 24 ct. and gross. 1 case mixed Original, Jalapeno and Crankin' Cran is $259.00; 1 case Original and Jalapeno is $259.00 and a half case of the Original, Crankin' Cran and Jalapeno is $145.00.

Like Chomps on Facebook and get $5 off: https://www.facebook.com/gochomps; Follow Chomps on Twitter: @gochomps; Follow Chomps on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gochomps/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Review: REN Skincare Moroccan Rose Trio #RENSkincare #MoroccanRoseTrio #RoseOtto

(photo courtesy of www.renskincare.com)


Just because the holidays are over does not mean you cannot grab some great holiday gifts still! The holiday gift sets that companies put out for the holidays are now on sale and you can grab them for great prices if you hurry. One in particular that I like is the award winning Moroccan Rose Trio from REN Skincare It has an awesome array of Moroccan Rose products in one kit. You get Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash (100 mL), Moroccan Rose Otto Body Polish (75 mL) and Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion (100 mL). The scent comes from 100% natural Moroccan Rose Otto. This is the most exotic of the rose scents. It is not cloying at all, but comes off scented very strong and rich. 

Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash: a body wash formulated with Moroccan Rose Otto Oil, which is one of the world’s most expensive and revered oils. The exquisite scent of rose is known the world over for its stress relieving and harmonizing properties. It has panthenol, which is soothing to the skin. Use the body wash, then the body polish. Finish off with the body lotion. You will definitely smell amazing and feel the stress relieving effects of the rose oil.  

Moroccan Rose Otto Body Polish: a gentle yet very effective cane sugar body polish that is formulated with Moroccan Rose Otto Oil. It will leave skin feeling silky smooth, energized and lightly scented with the amazing scent of Moroccan Rose Otto Oil. Skin will feel great and stress will melt away. It also contains other oils that condition the skin, such as sweet almond oil, olive fruit oil and safflower seed oil.

Moroccan Rose Otto Body Lotion: this body lotion is easily absorbed into the skin so that it does not feel greasy. The lotion deeply replenishes the skin so that it feels optimally hydrated, silky soft and lightly fragranced. It has shea butter and glycerin moisturize the skin. Vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals. Lactic acid helps to exfoliate dead skin cells and rose flower water adds scent and hydration. 

REN Skincare Skincare also offers other Moroccan Rose products such as Moroccan Rose Otto Bath Oil and Moroccan Rose Otto Firming Crème Riche. The Moroccan Rose Trio originally sold for $39.00 but is now on sale for $25.00! This is a great deal. I would take advantage of this so you can try out these great products. Holiday gift sets are a great way to try out new and different products that you would normally not get to try out. And you usually find fun, new favorites this way. I know I have found many of my favorite products this way. 

REN Skincare is sold online  at www.renskincare.com, www.sephora.com, www.nordstrom.com, www.uk.spacenk.com, and www.beauty.com and in SEPHORA stores. Like REN Skincare: https://www.facebook.com/renskincare; Follow REN Skincare on Twitter: @RENskincare; Follow REN Skincare on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/renskincare; Follow REN Skincare on Instagram: http://instagram.com/renskincare/; Subscribe to REN Skincare on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/RENskincare/ and Follow REN Skincare on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+renskincare/posts

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Review: Kensington Apothecary Rose Water Exfoliating Tonic #KensingtonApothecary #RoseWaterExfoliatingTonic #Rosewater #Toner #skincare

(product photo courtesy of www.kensingtonapothecary.com)

The other day I did a review on a product from Kensington Apothecary, the Sake Skin Detox Tonic (http://bit.ly/1OPSYUM). This product is a great product for skin that is sallow, sagging and just plain in need of some TLC. It is a core product of Kensington Apothecary’s new 14 product debut line. I was really happy with the tonic and I was lucky enough to get to try another one of their core products, the Rose Water Exfoliating Tonic

Kensington Apothecary is a 100% all natural skincare brand. It is the newest creation of Claudia Carey Batz, the brand designer and formulator of the highly successful national body care brand Valentina’s Home-Brewed. She worked for 3 years to formulate her 14 product debut line of natural facial skin care. The goal in creating Kensington Apothecary was to fill the desperate need for a high-end department store-level beauty line which could compete against the hottest luxury skincare products with state of the art performance, all while exceeding the daunting 100% natural ingredient standards of the most exacting natural skincare customer. She ultimately met this goal and met it well. The line is very successful and the products perform very well. 

She created many of the natural product bases while researching traditional British and European skincare recipes from the Renaissance through the Victorian eras. Some of them had animal ingredients in them, such as shark liver oil, so she updated them with plant-based naturals to conform to the values and priorities she set for her brand. The brand is based in Portland, Oregon and is formulated and manufactured with 100% natural ingredients using organic and NON-GMO raw materials and the most advanced natural actives available (primarily sourced from Switzerland and France).

Kensington Apothecary’s Rose Water Exfoliating Tonic is meant for skin that is dull from extraneous dead skin cells that have built up on the epidermis. Remove the tired, outer layer of skin cells without scrubbing. It contains 5 fruit acids that reveal fresh, smooth skin underneath all of the old, dead skin cells. This tonic is for teens, grandmothers and anyone in between. It contains Sugar Cane, Bilberry and Citrus Extracts that gently dissolve the outer layer of dead skin, revealing fresh, younger skin underneath. Fig Fruit and Honeysuckle Extracts keep new skin cells looking smooth and hydrated. It is also calming and healing with Organic Rose Hydrosol combined with the pH balanced powerhouse of Witch Hazel and the moisture-locking properties of Aloe Vera. This tonic is equally effective for fine lines and discoloration as it is for blemish-prone skin. It should be used daily. Just sweep the Rose Water Exfoliating Tonic across the face with an organic cotton pad/cotton ball or a reusable flannel cloth. Keep away from the eye area. Use morning and night for best results. It you find that it is too much when used twice a day, cut back to once per day. Follow with the skin serum or facial oil of your choice. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or more during the day. 

I normally don’t use a toner, but this is not your regular toner. It performs like an exfoliant instead of a regular toner. It is equivalent to using a very mild peel on the face every day. I like it because it is gentle on the skin yet helps to get rid of the old, dead skin that builds up on our face daily. Use in place of a scrub or use in addition to a scrub depending on how sensitive your skin is. If you have skin that is not sensitive and you get a lot of dead skin build up, then by all means use this in addition to a scrub. Those with dry skin should use this daily and a scrub once a week. Those with oily skins should use this daily and a scrub up to 2x a week. And use it 2x a day if tolerated. Like I said, it is gentle on the skin. That is the nice thing about Kensington Apothecary products, they work but they do not leave skin feeling irritated or inflamed. 

Kensington Apothecary Rose Water Exfoliating Tonic retails for $28.00 (4 fl.oz./118 mL) and can be purchased online at www.kensingtonapothecary.com, at natural grocers and fine cosmetic retailers nationwide. Like Kensington Apothecary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kensington-Apothecary/345862822099593; Follow Kensington Apothecary on Twitter: @KApothecary; Follow Kensington Apothecary on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/kensingtonuk/ and Follow Kensington Apothecary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kensington_apothecary/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

I Am THE Makeup Junkie

(This item was sent for consideration)





 

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