Thursday, May 31, 2018

Review: More Hair Naturally Stem Cell Shampoo & Amazing Moisture Conditioner #MoreHairNaturally #StemCellShampoo #AmazingMoistureConditioner

(product photos courtesy of www.morehairnaturally.com)

More Hair Naturally Stem Cell Shampoo & Amazing Moisture Conditioner
Have you given up looking for thicker, fuller hair? Well don't. With this combination of shampoo and conditioner, it is possible. This are known as the most expensive shampoo in the world. And with good reason...

5.07 fl.oz./150mL $64.95
More Hair Naturally Stem Cell Shampoo was inspired by the power of nature at the forefront of scientific innovation. They have created a wonderful, powerful shampoo that is on the cutting edge because it contains a combination of beneficial stem cells plus the powerful healing and nourishing properties of specific botanical extracts. Formulated in a base of certified organic Aloe Vera, these very powerful stem cells and botanical extracts may likely help the scalp and hair experience a revitalizing rejuvenation resulting in an increase in volume, radiance, vitality, shine, strength, manageability and an over all healthier looking and feeling hair and scalp. This shampoo is powerful enough to change all expectations of what a shampoo can accomplish while being gentle enough for ALL hair types, daily use and is also safe for color treated hair. You’ve definitely never experienced a shampoo like this before. It contains stem cell extracts of Ginseng, Argan and Bamboo. The shampoo also contains botanical extracts of Sunflower, Sweet Almond Seed Extract, Wild Cherry Bark Extract, Coconut, Pine Needle, Jojoba, Quinoa, Kale Protein, Rice Protein, Carrot Protein, Lemon Protein, and Meadowfoam. It also contains Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Arginine and Hyaluronic Acid. All of this is in a base of pure Aloe Vera without any sodium lauryl sulfate, parabens, propylene glycol or animal derivatives. This shampoo is safe for color treated hair and is vegan friendly. It has not been tested on animals.

To use: Wet hair. In the palm of your hand, dilute a small amount of the shampoo with water. Massage gently, starting with the scalp, working towards the tips of the hair. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat as desired. For the best results and maximum cleansing and moisturizing benefits, leave on for 1-2 minutes. Then use the More Hair Naturally Conditioner. Style as usual. 

Wow. This shampoo is like nothing you will ever experience. It is luxurious and definitely amazing. I did not think a shampoo would leave my hair this nice. It is full of such wonderful ingredients and does not contain any water in it so it is not diluted with anything. You only need a tiny amount to use because you dilute it with a little bit of water in the shower. It leaves hair feeling soft and you almost do not need the conditioner but I have such damaged hair that I use it anyway for detangling and manageability. I also like that it is sulfate free. You don't get the same lathering as you would with a 'normal" shampoo but it is still a great shampoo that leaves hair feeling amazing and I love the fact that it doesn't strip my color.

4 fl.oz./125mL $24.95

After shampooing, use the More Hair Naturally Amazing Moisture Conditioner: Refresh, Protect and Condition to help keep hair in optimal condition. A truly unique formulation of: 
  • Vegetable Proteins. 
  • Sunflower extract: to fight free radicals and protect hair color from fading too quickly. 
  • Seaweed: known as Chondrus Crispusis sometimes called the “vegetal silicone”. 
  • Meadowfoam: excellent conditioning and moisturizing properties, it absorbs into the hair cuticle, repairs damaged hair and enhances shine. 
  • Silk: contained in the raw material “sericin” it contains an hydrophilic amino-acid responsible for binding to skin proteins and skin hydration. Sericin brings high affinity to structural proteins of the skin and hair, such as Keratin, to cover it with a protective film that produces a feeling of elasticity and keeps the surface well-hydrated f 
  • Sodium Hyaluronate: their signature patented ingredient.  
Covering all aspects of benefits, the More Naturally® Conditioner is designed to condition, protect, nourish and repair damaged or lifeless hair back to fullness, strength and sheen. Like all of their More Naturally® products, this product contains no harsh chemicals and is Paraben free, phenoxyethanol free, sodium lauryl sulfate free with no formaldehyde donors or added preservatives.

To use: this unique, all natural formulation can be used daily. Apply in the shower to cleansed, wet hair then massage into hair and scalp. Leave on as long as desired then rinse well. The conditioner can be used as a leave in treatment to protect from the hot sun, pools or sea swimming. Mix conditioner with water in a spray bottle, shake well and mist hair. Leave the conditioner in your hair and style as usual.

See the difference it makes on damaged hair:



This shampoo and conditioner together make hair feel fuller. All of the vitamins, botanicals and nutrients absorb into the hair making it look and feel healthier and stronger. It gives hair plenty of volume I notice that there is a definitely a difference when I have used the shampoo and conditioner compared to when I have used other shampoos and conditioners. I like this conditioner because it leaves hair feeling stronger, softer and less damaged than before I used it. I love how this makes my hair just feel like better hair. 

Below is a photo of my hair after using the shampoo and conditioner and then keeping my hair up:

above: after using More Hair Naturally
More Hair Naturally products are available at www.morehairnaturally.com. Follow More Hair Naturally on Twitter: @MoreHairNatural; Follow More Hair Naturally on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/morenaturally/; Follow More Hair Naturally on tumblr: http://morehairnaturally.tumblr.com/ and Follow More Hair Naturally on Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+Morehairnaturally. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(these were sent for consideration)



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Review: Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask #DermaE #Purifying2in1CharcoalMask #Mask

1.7 oz./48g $19.50
Do you have the spring and summer oiliness that pops up this time of year? A lot of people find that their skin changes in the spring and summer and it produces more sebum (oil) than usual and that sebum might cause more blackheads (comedones) to develop, more whiteheads (milia) or more acne in general. If this is the case, one thing you can do is to help purify your skin with an activated charcoal mask that helps to take the dead skin cells away with the extra sebum to purify the skin and reduce the sebum output and get rid of the dead skin cells. It also helps get rid of any pollution and helps to promote extra oxygen in the skin by detoxifying it and bringing blood to the surface. 

The Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask deeply detoxifies the skin of harmful micropollutants in two ways. First, natural clays infused with Kimarine® Wakame, Bladerwrack and Activated Charcoal lift out dirt, oil and bacteria to decongest pores as the mask dries. Second, Apricot Seed Powder exfoliates away dead skin cells and captured debris upon removal. Kaolin and Bentonite Clays absorb excess oils and impurities, relieving skin congestion (blackheads and whiteheads, really any acne lesions). Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that has been clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, thus supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, purges pores of deeply rooted toxins. When the mask is removed, Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates away micropollutants and dead skin cells. This mask is ideal for oily, active or urban skin types, and is even safe for reactive/sensitive skin (it has minimal ingredients and has been allergy-tested). Use this mask once or twice a week for skin that looks dramatically fresher, healthier and purely glowing. 

To use: apply generously to clean facial skin, avoiding eye and lip area. Leave on for 5 minutes or until mask is completely dry (it will turn white when dry). Moisten fingertips, then massage mask gently in a circular motion to activate exfoliants. Concentrate on areas of congestion such as nose, chin and forehead. Rinse thoroughly, or remove with a damp cloth. Pat dry. Use 1-2 times a week.

Here is a photo of myself using the mask:

above: using the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask
I love this mask because it really helps to keep the oiliness and dead skin at bay, while helping to get rid of the extra pollution in the skin too. I like that not only does it exfoliate but it also helps to decongest the skin. So it gets rid of blackheads, whiteheads and helps to get rid of other acne lesions that one might have. This mask is very strong and is not really recommended for dry skin so much. I would recommend it for normal, combination and oily skin especially and acneic skins. I would not recommend it for mature skin either. 

The Derma E Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Maskretails for $19.50 per 1.7 oz./48g. Derma E can be purchased online at www.dermae.com or in many stores across the United States, such as Whole Foods, Target, CVS and Sally Beauty Supply. Go to the store locator to find Derma E near you:http://dermae.com/locations.html. Like Derma E on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/dermaenaturalskincare; Follow Derma E on Twitter: @derma_e; Subscribe to Derma E on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/DermaEBodycare; Follow Derma E on Instagram:http://instagram.com/dermae# and Follow Derma E on Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/dermae/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent for consideration)



Review: Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub #DermaE #PurifyingDailyDetoxScrub #ActivatedCharcoal #Scrub

4oz./113g $15.50
Do you have the spring and summer oilies? A lot of people find that their skin changes in the spring and summer and it produces more sebum (oil) than usual and that sebum might cause more blackheads (comedones) to develop or more whiteheads (milia). If this is the case, one thing you can do is to help purify your skin with an activated charcoal scrub that helps to take the dead skin cells away with the extra sebum. It also helps take away the pollution and helps to promote extra oxygen in the skin by scrubbing the skin and bringing blood to the surface. 

Derma E makes the perfect one called Purifying Daily Detox Scrub. This scrub is gentle enough for daily use and helps to purify and detox to lift away micro-pollutants and impurities while promoting oxygenation for a fresh, healthy radiance. Developed with a physician and also clinically tested, this revitalizing formula contains some of the most powerful minerals and natural toxin fighters from the earth and from the sea. Kimarine® Wakame is a potassium-rich, magnesium-rich seaweed that has been clinically proven to protect skin against environmental pollutants (exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, heavy metals). Bladderwrack is an antioxidant-rich, mineral-rich seaweed known for its water-binding properties, supporting healthy skin hydration and nourishment. Activated Charcoal, known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, helps remove toxins from the skin’s surface. Apricot Seed Powder gently exfoliates micro-pollutants while Green Tea delivers potent antioxidant defense against free radicals. This scrub is ideal for oily, active or urban skin types and it's even safe for reactive (sensitive) skin. It has minimal ingredients and is paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral-oil free, lanolin-free, gluten-free and GMO-free. 

To use, apply a small amount to wet or dry skin and gently massage in circular motions. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry. Gentle enough for daily use.

This is one of my favorite scrubs because it is amazingly gentle on the skin and is surprisingly good for any skin type really. It can be used on even dry skins and normal skins that have been exposed to pollution and free radicals or skin that gets more sebum in the spring/summer. I prefer a scrub like this that doesn't act very harsh on the skin and leaves it feeling soft and free of extraneous dead skin cells, sebum and pollutants. I love the way this scrub makes my skin feel. Skin feels just absolutely wonderful. It feels soft and looks great. 

Here is a photo of my skin with the scrub on it:

above: using Purifying Daily Detox Scrub
Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub retails for $15.50 per 4 oz./113g. Derma E can be purchased online at www.dermae.com or in many stores across the United States, such as Whole Foods, Target, CVS and Sally Beauty Supply. Go to the store locator to find Derma E near you:http://dermae.com/locations.html. Like Derma E on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/dermaenaturalskincare; Follow Derma E on Twitter: @derma_e; Subscribe to Derma E on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/DermaEBodycare; Follow Derma E on Instagram:http://instagram.com/dermae# and Follow Derma E on Pinterest:http://www.pinterest.com/dermae/.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This item was sent for consideration)






Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Review: Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF50 #BananaBoat #SimplyProtectSport #SunscreenSpray #SPF50

(product photo courtesy of www.bananaboat.com)

6 oz./170g $10.99
This is my final installment about sunscreens. It is going to refer to Banana Boat Sport Sunscreens. These are a bit more for those who like to do things that require a lot more activity in the water or who perspire more. That is where the "sport" comes in.

Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF50 is an extremely lightweight spray sunscreen that has broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and that is water and sweat resistant which lasts for 80 minutes in the water. It contains 25% fewer ingredients* and is made without oxybenzone, parabens, added oils or fragrances. The ingredients that help make up the sunscreen in this product are:
  • Avobenzone 3%
  • Homosalate 9%
  • Octisalate 4.5%
  • Octocrylene 7%
All of this this ads up to SPF50. All of these ingredients are very good chemical sunscreen ingredients. It is the oxybenzone that people are concerned about because it may cause cancer and it is causing death to the ocean reefs. What is so nice about this spray is that it dries immediately on the skin. This sunscreen was designed for those that lead a more active lifestyle. It is easy to spray on and stays on in 7 conditions: sun, pool, water, ocean water, wind, perspiration, sand and even 100 degree heat**. Also, it has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation to protect against the sun's harmful ray's. (**By number vs. Banana Boat® Sport Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50+; **7 conditions does not apply to tanning or oil products, SPF 100 lotions, lip balms, Kids FREE and Zinc Faces)

I like this sunscreen a lot because it is easy to use, dries very quickly. It stays on in water and while you perspire. It does have to be reapplied every 2 hours like any sunscreen. And if you get wet then reapply after 80 minutes in the water. Make sure to apply 15 minutes prior to going out in the sun. That way the sunscreen has time to metabolize with your skin. Spending any amount of time in the sun increases your risk for skin cancer and early skin aging (photoaging), therefore it is recommended that you use a SPF30 or higher to decrease or eliminate this risk altogether. 
 
Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Spray SPF50 is available online at www.drugstore.com, www.walmart.com and at www.amazon.com. It's also available at mass market retailers such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, CVS, Target and Wal-Mart. Like Banana Boat on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand; Follow Banana Boat on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/bananaboat and Follow Banana Boat on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bananaboatbrand/.
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

 
(These were sent for consideration)


Review: Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 #BananaBoat #SimplyProtect #SportSunscreen #SunscrenLotion #SPF50

(product photo courtesy of www.bananaboat.com)

6 fl.oz./177mL $7.99
Today is my final installment of sunscreens. I am going to refer to Banana Boat Sport Sunscreens. These are a bit more for those who like to do things that require more activity in the water or who perspire more. That is where the "sport" comes in.

Banana Boat Simply Protect Sport Sunscreen Lotion SPF50 is a lightweight lotion sunscreen that has a broad spectrum UVA/UVB and that is water and sweat resistant sunscreen that lasts for 80 minutes in the water. It contains 25% fewer ingredients* and is made without oxybenzone, parabens, added oils or fragrances. The ingredients that help make up the sunscreen in this product are:
  • Homosalate 9%
  • Octinoxate 1%
  • Octocrylene 6%
  • Zinc Oxide 7.3%
All of this this ads up to SPF50. Now most of these ingredients are chemical sunscreens but the zinc oxide is a mineral sunscreen. Unfortunately if you wanted a completely mineral sunscreen then you should go to another brand. All of these ingredients are very good chemical sunscreen ingredients. It is the oxybenzone that people are concerned about because it may cause cancer and it is causing death to the ocean reefs. What is so nice about this lotion is that it sinks right into the skin. This sunscreen was designed for those that lead a more active lifestyle. It is easy to rub in and stays on in 7 conditions: sun, pool, water, ocean water, wind, perspiration, sand and even 100 degree heat**. Also, it has been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation to protect against the sun's harmful ray's. (**By number vs. Banana Boat® Sport Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50+; **7 conditions does not apply to tanning or oil products, SPF 100 lotions, lip balms, Kids FREE and Zinc Faces)

I like this sunscreen a lot because it is easy to use, rubs in quickly and easily. It stays on in water and while you perspire. It does have to be reapplied every 2 hours like any sunscreen. And if you get wet then reapply after 80 minutes in the water. Make sure to apply 15 minutes prior to going out in the sun. That way the sunscreen has time to metabolize with your skin. Spending any amount of time in the sun increases your risk for skin cancer and early skin aging (photoaging), therefore it is recommended that you use a SPF30 or higher to decrease or eliminate this risk altogether. 
 


Banana Boat is available online at www.drugstore.comwww.walmart.com and at www.amazon.com. It's also available at mass market retailers such as WalgreensRite-AidCVSTarget and Wal-Mart. Like Banana Boat on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/BananaBoatBrand; Follow Banana Boat on Pinterest:https://www.pinterest.com/bananaboat and Follow Banana Boat on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bananaboatbrand/

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

 
(These were sent for consideration)




Monday, May 28, 2018

Review: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless After Sun Lotion #HawaiianTropic #SilkHydration #WeightlessAfterSunLotion

(product photo courtesy of www.hawaiiantropic.com)

6 fl.oz./177mL $9.99
Finally from Hawaiian Tropic we have an after sun care product that I am sure you will love as much as I do. Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless After Sun Lotion is the newest member of their after sun and Silk Hydration line. This product combines hydrating ribbons infused with aloe to provide 24 hours of luxurious moisturization to skin after a relaxing day in the sun (that should include at least a SPF30 all day long). Leaves skin feeling refreshed. This lotion has an ultra-light texture, non-sticky and non-greasy texture on the skin. Helps to preserve your tan and nourish your skin. Has the infamous coconut papaya fragrance. This dual ribbon formula is infused with moisturizing lotion and aloe. It provides 24 hours of moisturization. Finally, it leaves you feeling hydrated and pampered.

Here's a swatch of what the product looks like:

above: Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless After Sun Lotion
You can see the actual ribbons in the product there in the swatch. This after sun lotion is extremely moisturizing on the skin and leaves it feeling so soft and smooth. I would use this for a light summer lotion, even on hot summer days. It is very refreshing. As soon as you put it on the skin it sinks into the skin, leaving no residue behind, just soft skin that smells like Hawaiian Tropic (that yummy Coconut Papaya fragrance). And it moisturizes for 24 hours, so skin is left that way for a whole day too. I would use this on its own after a day in the sun or a day in the heat. Just to have this lotion on me would be worth it, as it really hydrates and moisturizes the skin. 

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless After Sun Lotion retails for $9.99 and can be found at mass market retailers nationwide. Like Hawaiian Tropic on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hawaiiantropicand Follow Hawaiian Tropic on Instagram: http://instagram.com/hawaiiantropic.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)






Review: Hawaiian Tropic AntiOxidant+ Sunscreen Lotion SPF30/SPF50 #HawaiianTropic #Sunscreen #AntiOxidantPlusLotion #SPF30 #SPF50

(product photo courtesy of www.hawaiiantropic.com)

6 fl.oz.177mL $10.99
This will be the first time I am featuring Hawaiian Tropic sunscreens on my blog. I happen to love Hawaiian Tropic too. Especially the scent of their products. In this review I am covering two products under once auspice. They are essentially the exact same products with just different SPF levels. 

The new Hawaiian Tropic®Antioxidant Plus product line from Hawaiian Tropic is formulated with green tea extract to form an antioxidant layer on the top of the skin. This new antioxidant sunscreen helps to prevent long-tern skin damage and premature aging from the sun (photoaging) and also features the signature Hawaiian Tropic scent. The formula is infused with mango, guava, papaya and passion fruit. It provides indulgent protection that instantly transports you to the tropics. Not only does it do this but it has a lightweight texture. The lotion leaves skin feeling refreshed and pampered, never greasy. It is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. The product line contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection sunscreen skin protection and is water resistant up to 80 minutes. 

The AntiOxidant+ Sunscreen Lotion with SPF30 contains the following:
  • Avobenzone 3%
  • Homosalate 6%
  • Octisalate 4.5%
  • Octocrylene 4.5%
The AntiOxidant + Sunscreen Lotion with SPF50 contains the following:
  • Avobenzone 3%
  • Homosalate 9%
  • Octisalate 4%
  • Octicrylene 5%
Those are the only differences between the two products. Each contains green tea, as mentioned above, which forms an antioxidant layer on the skin to help prevent free radicals from oxidizing on the skin and causing photodamage or premature aging of the skin. This is a nice thing for a sunscreen to have as the sun's rays essentially lobs free radicals around at your skin like tennis balls at the US Open. The lotion is extremely lightweight in texture and just sinks into the skin. It is a chemical sunscreen though, so if you are allergic to these chemicals you will need to look for another product, such as a mineral sunscreen.

Directions For Use: Apply liberally to skin 15 minutes before usn exposure. Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or perspiring. Also reapply every 2 hours. Regularly using a sunscreen decreases the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this this risk, use at least a SPF of 30 or higher every day. Limit time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Also wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, hats and sunglasses. 

This product can be used on the face and body. It is so lightweight that upon application it just immediately sinks into the skin, leaving only the wonderful fragrance. I love how it makes my skin feel hydrated and protected at the same time. I prefer to use the SPF50, as I am very fair.

Hawaiian Tropic AntiOxidant+ Sunscreen Lotion SPF30/SPF50 retails for $10.99 and can be found at major mass retail locations. Like Hawaiian Tropic on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hawaiiantropic and Follow Hawaiian Tropic on Instagram: http://instagram.com/hawaiiantropic.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)






Review: MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid SPF50 Broad Spectrum Non-Tinted #MyChelle #SunShieldLiquid #SPF50 #BroadSpectrum #NonTinted #Sunscreen #ReefSafe

(product photo courtesy of www.mychelle.com)

1 fl.oz./30mL $22.50
Another great MyChelle sunscreen product is their Sun Shield Liquid SPF50 Broad Spectrum Non-Tinted Sunscreen. This product is also reef safe, an oil-free formula with a 100% mineral based broad-spectrum protection from the sun. It contains 20.5% zinc oxide to make the SPF50. This is primarily for the face and comes in a small 1 fl.oz/30mL bottle. It is non-tinted, and has maximum UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. Since it is a mineral sunscreen, those who are allergic to chemical sunscreens can wear this with ease without feeling as if they are going to have any problems. What is so great about mineral sunscreens is that they reflect the sun's ray off of the skin, instead of absorbing them into the skin. This wonderful silky, colorless formula blends weightlessly and seamlessly into the skin as soon as it is applied. Wear alone or use as a sheer primer under your foundation to create a smooth, matte finish. Since this is oil-free it is recommended for all skin types. This product has been made without GMO's, Gluten, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, artificial fragrances, and artificial colors. It is also Vegan and Cruelty-free.

To Use: Shake well before use. For daily use, apply to clean, dry skin and allow to absorb completely before applying make-up. Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply after swimming or sweating and at least every 2 hours. Best use is on face and then on the body such as neck area and décollatage. This product is for external use only. Do not use on damaged or broken skin. For use on children 6 months and older. Spending any time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and photoaging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 30 or higher and other sun protection measures including: 
  • Limit your time in the sun, especially during its strongest time; from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. 

I really, really like this product. It is an excellent sunscreen. Not only that but it is very lightweight and provides SPF50 protection (which is extremely high) while being oil-free and non-comedogenic. I found this product to be surprisingly light considering how much zinc oxide is in it. Normally when I encounter a sunscreen with this much zinc oxide, I think it's going to go on like, well, diaper rash cream. It is the perfect sunscreen to use on the face and for summer. I like to use this under my makeup every day and instead of a primer or moisturizer. Or I mix in a highlighting primer in with it to add a little bit of glow to my skin under my makeup. MyChelle only makes completely natural products and this is no exception, as they are a leader in natural skincare and suncare products. I also like this product because it sinks into the skin immediately after applied. Without leaving any white residue or greasiness. 

MyChelle Sun Shield Liquid SPF50 Broad Spectrum Non-Tinted, retails for $22.50 and is available online at www.mychelle.com, Whole Foods, and in other locations in a neighborhood store near you. Like MyChelle on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MyChelleDermaceuticals; Follow MyChelle on Twitter: @mychelle; Follow MyChelle on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mychellebeauty/; Follow MyChelle on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mychellebeauty/ and Subscribe to MyChelle on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/MyChelleSkinCare

Until Next Time~


Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie



(These items were sent for consideration)












Sunday, May 27, 2018

Review: MyChelle Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF50 Broad Spectrum (Anti-Aging) #MyChelle #ReplenishingSolarDefense #SPF50 #AntiAging

(product photo courtesy of www.mychelle.com)


6 fl.oz./177mL $29.50
Since it is Memorial Day Weekend, I thought I would kick off my sun protection round-up. I have a number of sunscreens to review and I wanted to get them done now that it is 'unofficially' the start of summer! I have three brands that I am going to cover. 

Let's start with MyChelle Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF50 Broad Spectrum Anti-Aging. This sunscreen is 100% mineral containing 21% zinc oxide and no other sunscreen agents. It is very hydrating for the skin, unlike most zinc oxide sunscreens. Because it is mineral based, those who are allergic to chemical based sunscreens can use this sunscreen without fear. Mineral sunscreens reflect the sun off of the skin while chemical sunscreens absorb the sun's rays into the skin. It melts into skin delivering a UVA/UVB broad spectrum sun protection without leaving behind any white residue or greasiness. This lotion is rich is Coconut Oil and Shea Butter, that leaves skin feeling instantly nourished and hydrated. Also, it is water resistant, which means when applied you can swim in it for up to 80 minutes. It does not contain any GMOs, Parabens, Petroleum, Phthalates, Sulfates, Ureas, Artificial Fragrances or Artificial Colors. Using this helps prevent sunburn. If used as directed, with other sun protection measures it decreases the risk of skin cancer and photoaging (skin aging) caused by the sun. This sunscreen is REEF SAFE!To Use: Shake well. Apply liberally and evenly all over the body and face. Make sure to apply at least 15 minutes prior to sun exposure. For daily use, allow product to absorb completely before applying make-up. This gives the zinc oxide a chance to metabolize with the skin. Make sure to reapply after 80 minutes of swimming, perspiration. Or reapply after 2 hours of sun exposure. Do not use on children under 6 months of age. Spending any time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and photoaging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 30 or higher and other sun protection measures including: 

  • Limit your time in the sun, especially during its strongest time; from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 
  • Wear long-sleeve shirts, pants, hats and sunglasses. 
I found this product to be surprisingly light considering how much zinc oxide is in it. Normally when I encounter a sunscreen with this much zinc oxide, I think it's going to go on like diaper rash cream, but Replenishing Solar Defense Body Lotion SPF50 Broad Spectrum Anti-Aging goes on so light and it absorbs very quickly that you don't even notice it's on. There is a faint fragrance, a whiff of cocoa butter possibly but other than that it feels like a body lotion going on. It is very hydrating for the skin and this is great, because I do feel it is something I could use on my face without it clogging my pores. I really like this sunscreen and recommend it for those with dry, normal, combination and mature skins.


MyChelle Products are available online at www.mychelle.com, Whole Foods, and in other locations in a neighborhood near you. Like MyChelle on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MyChelleDermaceuticals; Follow MyChelle on Twitter: @mychelle; Follow MyChelle on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mychellebeauty/; Follow MyChelle on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mychellebeauty/ and Subscribe to MyChelle on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/MyChelleSkinCare

Until Next Time~


Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie



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Review: Freeman Beauty Feeling Beautiful Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask #FreemanBeauty #FeelingBeautiful #RenewingCucumber #PeelOffGelMask #Mask

(product photo courtesy of www.freemanbeauty.com)


6 fl.oz./176mL $4.29
This will be the last in my series of Freeman Beauty mask reviews, for now. Hopefully I will be doing more of them in the future, because honestly I absolutely love these masks. They make some of the best masks in the beauty business. Why? Because that is what they focus on. Their whole line is essentially making masks for skin to look more beautiful. And they succeed very well. Each mask that they put out is very, very good at what it is supposed to do. 

In this review I am going to be discussing the Feeling Beautiful Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask. This mask is a cooling, skin-quenching mask that gently peels away impurities that can cause skin to be rough and dull, such as skin clogging dead skin, pollution, This mask has ingredients such as Cucumber and Aloe to help soothe the skin and also moisturize it, ensuring skin feels soft and silky-smooth after every use. It instantly refreshes and clarifies for rejuvenated skin. I think that this mask is best for normal to combination skins. Although dry skin could use it too, since it does remove dulling, dead skin and it is a skin-quenching mask. Peel-off masks are usually not recommended for drier skins though, as they need something more hydrating. If your skin tends to be oily, I would say that you could use this but you will not find as much relief from sebum production as you would from another mask, such as a clay one. At Freeman Beauty, they believe in loving your body naturally. They are proud to offer products free of harsh chemicals and are committed to being cruelty free.

Take a look at this YouTube video discussing ingredients in the Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask:



Like other peel-off masks, this one is applied to the skin after cleansing to a clean, dry face. Avoid the eye area, eye brows, lips and hair line. Leave on for at least 10-15 minutes or until dry. Gently peel off mask from outer edges. Rinse with warm water. Use twice a week or as often a needed.

Here is the mask on my face:


above: wearing Renewing Cucumber Mask
I like how this mask makes my skin feel. After using, my skin felt soft, smooth, and incredibly hydrated. It felt quenched, liked it had needed something all along and I just needed to put the mask on to get exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend this mask for those with dry skin, normal skin, combination skin and even oily skin. Acneic skins could use it as it is moisturizing and I don't see how it would be comedogenic or pore clogging, in fact, it is just the opposite. It is renewing, and gets rid of dead skin cells that are clogging up pores. It also helps to hydrate dehydrated skin, which is very useful for those who may have used a lot of AHAs or have been out in the sun a lot. This is a great mask for summer skin. 

Here is my skin after using the mask:


above: skin after using the Renewing Cucumber Mask
The Freeman Beauty Feeling Beautiful Renewing Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask can be found online at www.ulta.com, www.sallybeauty.com and in Ulta Beauty stores, Sally Beauty Supply, WalMart, Dollar General and Rite-Aid. Like Freeman Beauty on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/freemanbeauty and Follow Freeman Beauty on Instagram: https://instagram.com/freemanbeauty.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

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