Wednesday, September 30, 2020

How To Halloween Safely During The Pandemic! #Halloween #Pandemic #Coronovirus #COVID

How To Halloween Safely During The Pandemic!

As October nears, this pandemic is still prevalent and the safety of our families is always on the forefront. How can we celebrate Halloween with COVID? Their social and emotional wellness can be affected by not being able to participate in a festivity that creates so much happiness and connection. 
 
Parenting expert, guidance counselor, licensed educational psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst, Reena B. Patel (LEP, BCBA) addresses how to ‘Halloween' during pandemic!


Parenting expert, guidance counselor, licensed educational psychologist, and board-certified behavior analyst, Reena B. Patel (LEP, BCBA) addresses how to ‘Halloween' during pandemic!
 
Here are a some of Reena's tips to help accommodate a traditional Halloween during this pandemic. 
 
  1. Decorate the inside and outside of your house. If you haven't before, this is the year to start. 
  2. Create a month of Halloween countdown. Why not? We do it for Christmas too. Make a countdown calendar and for each day have a halloween surprise ready to share with your child. Example : an halloween coloring sheet, candy corn puzzle, pencils, stickers. Nothing small that represents and leads up to the big day. 
  3. There are some companies that participate in themed activity boxes. Yes some are subscription plans, but you can even get one for the month of October. A fun way to do the open box surprise and see what arrives at your door. 
  4. Connect with your child’s school and see what the teachers have planned. Volunteer to help your school create some fun Zoom halloween activities. A week of halloween Zoom costume dress up is a great example. 
  5. Get Baking! Baking is such a fun, creative way to interact with your child.
  6. Have Halloween themed reading nights and movie nights
  7. Host a virtual pumpkin carving party
  8. Plan a small social distance safe house party, get together with a small group of family and close friends. , include a fun halloween pinata. 
Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Review: philosophy purity made simple oil-free moisturizer #philosophy #puritymadesimple #oilfreemoisturizer #moisturizer

(product photo courtesy of www.philosophy.com)

4.7 fl.oz./141mL $28.00

philosophy recently released, in addition to its new oil-free cleanser, an oil-free moisturizer to go with its new cleanser. It is for those with combination to oil and acneic skin types. If you have these types of skin, then read on and think about trying out this wonderful moisturizer. It is a very good one for those who have these types of skin. 

Have you always wanted beautiful matte skin, but it was never a possibility? Search no more! Experience 24 hour hydration and all-day moisture without the shine with philosophy purity made simple oil-free moisturizer. It features a quick-absorbing and velvety formula that controls excess oil and shine perfect for combination, oily and acneic skin types. Skin is left looking healthy matte all day long with less-visible pores. Formulated with bamboo extract, this oil-free moisturizer controls excess oil and shine and skin is left looking beautifully matte. It helps to refine uneven skin texture and minimize the look of pores. It also contains panthenol (Vitamin B5), Vitamins C and E all of which soothe, brighten and nourish the skin. A patented green tea antioxidant complex strengthens the skin to be more resistant to external stressors and free-radical damage, meaning it helps fight off environmental damage to the skin. 

After 1 day:
  • skin's hydration is maintained for 24 hours**
After 3 days:
  • 95% reported the appearance of excess oil on skin was reduced and skin was not over-dry*
  • 89% reported their skin felt matte and balanced*
  • 86% their skin looked healthier*
(*1-week self-assessment with 102 women aged 19-35, used 2x daily; **clinical hydration assessment with 36 women aged 23-40)


I have from combination skin during the summer and early fall & dry skin during the winter and spring. So this was the most opportune moment for me to test this out, I used it under a SPF30 during the day and over my serums at night. To use, apply to clean, dry skin twice a day, morning and evening. Apply after using any serums or essences. Make sure to use a SPF30 during the daytime so as not to incur photo aging during the day. One reason I like this moisturizer so much is that ii is so lightweight and sinks into skin almost immediately. It is lightweight but not too lightweight as to be non-existent for those of use with combination to drier skin types. It keeps skin looking and feeling matte without being drying. Moisture is provided and skin feels hydrated and soft. This will be my new go-to until the weather gets too cool. The only caveat in this is that it doesn't contain any SPF30 in it, which would for me make it a must have. 

philosophy purity made simple oil-free moisturizer retails for $28.00 and can be found online at www.philosophy.com. ULTA and SEPHORA .Like philosophy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philosophy; Follow philosophy on Twitter: @lovephilosophy; Follow philosophy on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lovephilosophy/; Follow philosophy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovephilosophy/  and Subscribe to philosophy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/philosophy.



Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(This was sent for consideration)   








Monday, September 28, 2020

Review: NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation #NARS #SoftMatteCompleteFoundation #Foundation

(product photo courtesy of www.narscosmetics.com)

1 fl.oz./30mL $40.00
I love to review foundations. Mainly because I love to try them out so much. To me the foundation is the basis for the entire face, thus the name foundation. It is what gives your makeup it's entire look, your skin it's glow or lack thereof it you choose to use a mattifying foundation. Either way, a foundation is the starting point that you should choose for your skin. It should match your facial skin and your neck and you should NOT be using foundation on your neck as I have seen people doing on videos. That defeats the purpose of foundation. It goes only on the face. 

Recently I purchased NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation. I had wanted to try this and was very excited. OH MY GOODNESS! Talk about full coverage. You are warned that it is a full coverage foundation on the website but it really is heavily pigmented. Not medium to full but heavy coverage foundation. This is ideal for those who have a lot to cover up or who want to have a porcelain doll like texture to their skin. I wear Mont Blanc, which is Light 2 (fair skin with neutral undertones). 

This foundation gives all-day 16-hour wear with a breakthrough in matte foundation. True color oxidation-resistant too. Full, natural looking coverage in an Anti-Oxidation Complex to help prevent color shifting, to help protect skin from pollution and to help protect against blue-light damage. New Hydramatte Balancing Complex balances excess sebum while keeping skin hydrated with a combination of micro-algae and Bio-Hyaluronic Acid. Superior Oil Absorbing Powders create a smooth, mattified, almost second-skin look. Available in 34 shades for all skin tones. Transfer-proof, humidity-proof, sweat-proof and shine-proof too! It is also oil-free.

I love the fact that it is full coverage but let me warn you not to use more than a tiny amount and work from there. I apply it with a Beautyblender. The website says medium to full coverage but I think it really is full coverage. I mean no more than a pea sized amount. Then if you need more, use more. It does go on matte and actually stay that way. I used a moisturizer on underneath and wore it on a warm day. My skin stayed matte all day long. I also like the fact that this goes on matte and stays that way after setting it with loose powder. There is a concealer that matches it too. I purchased this also, but that is another review altogether.

Here is a swatch of the foundation in Mont Blanc. I put one tiny drop on my hand and from this you can see how thick the coverage is. It is seriously the fullest coverage in a foundation I have ever used.



Here are two pictures of me wearing the foundation. In these pictures I am wearing just the the bare minimum of foundation, concealer and a little of the Jeffree Star Luminous Setting Powder. 

above: wearing NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation

above: wearing NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation
Notice that the foundation is not completely matte to the point of hiding all of the light. It is a soft matte foundation. Meaning that it is meant to still reflect a little bit of light off of the skin without absorbing all of it. It is a beautiful foundation and is perfect to wear under masks, since it is transfer-proof. sweat-proof, humidity-proof and wears for 16 hours long. It makes a great foundation. I am very happy with it. Also, because one needs so little the bottle with last a long, long time. What I really like is that it covers all of my photo damage up quite easily and lasts through mask wear. The only caveat is that you need to wear a good sunscreen underneath this. That is still a must. It is a professional foundation, for makeup artists, which is why sunscreen is not included (so there's no flashback in photos). 

NARS Soft Matte Complete Foundation retails for $40.00 and can be purchased online at www.narscosmetics.com and SEPHORA. Like NARS on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/narscosmetics; Follow NARS on Twitter: @narscosmetics; Follow NARS on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/narsissist; Subscribe to NARS on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NARSMEDIA and Follow NARS on Snapchat: https://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/snapchat-modal.html.

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis





Sunday, September 27, 2020

Why You Should Be Double Cleansing Your Skin! #philosophy #KBeauty #DoubleCleansing #Cleansing #Skincare


Why You Should Be Double Cleansing Your Skin!


If you have ever heard the term "K-Beauty" or "double cleanse" and were a little befuddled, or wondered about them I am going to explain them to you today and also why you should be double cleansing. It isn't necessarily a matter of how much makeup you wear but how clean you want your skin to be. Have you ever used a toner pad and noticed how much dirt and oil was left over after cleansing? Or do you suffer from mild acne? Possibly you are not getting off all of your makeup at night? That is to say, make sure your are taking it off at night, right?

Double cleansing comes from the Korean beauty ritual of using an oil based cleanser first then following with a detergent/water based cleanser second. Using this method of cleansing yields the best possible result you can ask for. Especially if you are wearing some of the heavier longwearing foundations which are highly pigmented that are out right now. Originally the Korean beauty ritual consists of 10 beauty steps total, but I don't believe we necessarily need to do that every night. However, cleansing the skin to prepare it for skincare is one of the most important steps you can take.

Some oil based cleansers I like are:
  • DHC Deep Cleansing Oil: ($28.00, ULTA)
  • The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser: ($7.90, SEPHORA or ULTA)
  • Sulwhasoo Gentle Cleansing Oil: ($40, SEPHORA)
  • Laneige Cream Skin Milk Oil Cleanser ($34, www.laneige.com)
  • plain coconut oil (fractionated): the kind that is not solid at room temperature; this also works well as an occlusive to lock in moisture after you finish cleansing. 
  • olive oil: also works well well just wipe off your makeup
As for detergent based cleansers that I like, there are so many out there and it really depends on your skin type as it which you may prefer. There two I like a lot, both by philosophy. Both cleansers are formulated without oil, parabens, phthalates, formaldehydes and sulfates (SLS and SLES).


  • purity made simple one-step paraben free facial cleanser ($25 8 fl.oz./240mL www.philosophy.com): The number one facial cleanser in America is now formulated without parabens. This award winning low foaming cleanser melts away makeup (including leftover makeup), dirt and oil. Tones and lightly hydrates skin in one simple step. Leaves skin perfectly balanced and comfortably clean. It is also gentle enough for the sensitive eye area. Meadowfoam seed oil conditions skin. Doesn't leave skin feeling dry or tight. I would recommend this for mature, sensitive, dry and even some combination skin types. This has been one of my favorite cleansers for years, because it cleanses so well. It helps uneven skin texture and minimizes the look of pores. 91% reported their skin looked and felt refreshed after one use*; 87% reported their skin immediately looked and felt like a clean canvas*; immediately removes skin-damaging pollutants** and clinically proven to prevent dehydration** (*based on 1-week self-assessment study with 101 women aged 18 - 35, used twice a day **based on a clinical study with 20 women aged 19-60; pollution is characterized by the residual amount of micro-particles of carbon and dust; *** based on a clinical hydration measurement on 23 women aged 18-35, as compared to washing with water) Use purity paraben free cleanser each morning and night with a small amount of water. Massage cleanser onto skin for about 30-60 seconds and then rinse thoroughly. Can also be used to remove stubborn makeup on makeup brushes! For a deep clean, use a pea-sized amount to eliminate makeup buildup on your makeup brushes/applicators. This cleanser comes in various sizes (3 oz./$13-32 oz./$59) purity made simple isn''t the number one cleanser in America for just any reason. It can be use by itself, but using it with another cleanser means it works that much better.





  • purity made simple oil-free cleanser ($25, 8 fl.oz/240mL): This new addition to the purity made simple cleanser line is specifically made for combination, oily skins to mildy acneic skin types. It is an oil-free take on the number one facial cleanser in America. This cleanser creates a fresh, lightweight foam as you lather, effectively purging skin of dirt, oil and makeup build-up from your face. Formulated with bamboo extract to leave skin feeling with a healthy matte like appearance and a squeaky clean but not dry feeling. It contains gentle foaming agents that will not strip skin of its natural moisture barrier. Personally, this cleanser helps me in the hot, humid weather when my skin decides to produce more oil and decides it's going to act like combination skin. Right now is the perfect time to use it for my because of the change in seasons. I use this in the morning and the other cleanser at night. 90% reported a visible reduction of excess oil on skin's surface*; 88% reported their skin had a shine-free appearance after use*; immediately removes skin-damaging pollutants* (**based on 1-week self-assessment study with 51 women aged 18 - 35, used twice a day **based on a clinical study with 20 women aged 24-56; pollution is characterized by the residual amount of micro-particles of carbon and dust) Use cleanser each morning and night with a small amount of water. Massage cleanser onto skin for 30–60 seconds. Rinse thoroughly. Enjoy the feeling of clean, thoroughly cleansed skin


Double cleansing is a ritual that you learn to perform, and it works well when done right. As an Esthetician I firmly believe that the more you put into your skin, the better it is going to look. The first part in this is actually keeping your skin clean and bright looking. That begins with a good cleanser. The cleansers mentioned here are a definite start. 
philosophy is available from www.philosphy.com, ULTA and SEPHORA. Like philosophy on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philosophy; Follow philosophy on Twitter: @lovephilosophy; Follow philosophy on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lovephilosophy/; Follow philosophy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovephilosophy/  and Subscribe to philosophy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/philosophy.


Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(These were sent for consideration)  

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Celebrate The Festival of Lights With Manischewitz Chanukah House! #Chanukah #Holiday #FestivalofLights


Celebrate The Festival of Lights With Manischewitz Chanukah House! 




Just in time for this year's festival of lights, Manischewitz, one of the world's most iconic names in traditional kosher products, and PJ Library, the Jewish nonprofit program delivering 225,000+ books every month to children across North America, invite families to build a sweet holiday tradition with the Chanukah House Cookie Decorating Kit.
 
Checking off all the holiday boxes: sweet treats, imagination, family fun, and meaningful giving, the do-it-yourself Chanukah House Cookie Decorating Kit (MSRP $14.99-$19.99) comes with everything children need - from cookies and icing to a sanding sugar and a candy menorah - to build their own edible holiday cottage. Easy step-by-step instructions are included in the package, and the cookie kit is certified Kosher and made in a peanut and nut-free facility. The instructions and ingredients leave lots of room for families to decorate the house in their own individual style, making for a fun, unique, and engaging activity during the holidays.
 
A sweet and timely choice for families looking for gifts and activities for Chanukah, the kit is also at the center of a special promotion by Manischewitz to raise awareness for PJ Library. Each kit contains a PJ Library subscription card so that families raising children with Jewish values and traditions can sign up to receive a free expertly curated, age-appropriate children's book each month.
 
"We are excited about partnering with Manischewitz to bring new traditions and fun activities for families to celebrate the holiday together," says Winnie Sandler Grinspoon, President of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
 
"We are delighted to partner with PJ Library to help make both baking and reading fun for children, especially during holiday time," says Shani Seidman, CMO at Kayco Kosher Food.
 
As just one example of the age-appropriate children's books which PJ Library will deliver this fall, Eric Kimmel's classic Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins is on the list for November 2020. PJ Library is also updating their popular "Hanukkah Hub" and plans to publish new episodes of the award-winning PJ Library podcast, Have I Got a Story for You!.
 
Both PJ Library and Manischewitz are committed to bringing Jewish tradition and heritage into homes of young families everywhere, engaging the next generation of Jewish children. While the Chanukah House cookie kit is designed for Jewish families, any parent looking to enrich their children's cultural experiences will find this to be a fun and educational discussion starter. 
 
The kit will be available soon at leading supermarket and retail chains nationwide, including ACME, Shaw's, select Albertsons, Shop Rite, Wegman's, Stop & Shop, Kroger stores, and online outlets including Amazon.
 
To learn more about PJ Library, visit: pjlibrary.org/about-pj-library
For more family-friendly ideas, visit the PJ Library holiday resources page: pjlibrary.org/hanukkah

To learn more about Manischewitz, visit: manischewitz.com/our-story/
  

Review: OVA by Helios Facial Cleansing Brush #OVA #Helios #FacialCleansingBrush

(product photo courtesy of shophelios.com)

As I am sure you are aware, there are a number of facial cleansing brushes on the market. With Clarisonic folding production, you are probably wondering what you might want to do if you want to get a low cost option for a sonic facial cleansing brush. Well, i have just the answer for you.

The OVA by Helios is a oscillating facial cleansing brush that uses sonic vibrations to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. The brush has 3 spin cycles: 
  • Low Speed: 3,800 RPM Exfoliates
  • Medium Speed: 5,000 RPM Exfoliates
  • High Speed: 6,500 RPM Exfoliates
It has a smart button that reminds you to change areas every 20 seconds, and a 60 second auto-shut off timer to prevent over use. It is waterproof and shower-safe. With its IPX6 certification, you can safely use OVA while in the shower knowing its safe from water damage. The brush has wireless magic charging! Simply place OVA in its base and it will charge like magic with its wireless induction charging. OVA will last up to 45 days on a full, 90 minute charge. It is compact and easy to hold, the egg shape (hence the name OVA, for egg) make it ergonomically easy to use at only 3 inches tall. It is great for travel too. 

To use, dampen your face and apply your favorite cleanser. Glide the OVA over your face until the OVA shuts off. Rinse the OVA off and rinse your face off. Pat face dry and apply favorite skincare products. 

Here are the 4 different brush heads that come with your OVA:



Here is everything that comes with the OVA:



How does the OVA by Helios stack up against other facial cleansing brushes? This product is equally just as good as a Clarisonic or any other facial cleansing brush. It really does cleanse and exfoliate the skin well. I also like the fact that it is compact and can be taken easily for travel. Also, charging it for 90 minutes is quick and it lasts for 45 days. I like the fact that it comes with 4 brush heads too. You get your regular brush head, deep cleansing brush head and the exfoliating brush heads. The exfoliating brush heads are made of silicone and will not become infected with bacteria. The OVA will help eliminate breakouts, exfoliate dead skin cells and minimize the look of your pores. It is highly recommended that you replace the regular brush heads every 3 months. Currently Helios is offering free shipping on the OVA. The only caveat is that their return policy is non-existent if you are not happy with the product. Unless it is defective. Then the company will offer a 30 refund. 

Until Next Time~

Marie Papachatzis

(this product was sent for consideration)




Monday, September 21, 2020

Guest Post: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): A complete Guide about the Psychoactive Element of Cannabis #THC #Cannabinoids


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): A complete Guide about the Psychoactive Element of Cannabis


If you are familiar with CBD, then you likely have also heard of THC. THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol, and CBD, short for cannabidiol, are both molecules called cannabinoids. When it comes to cannabinoids and the role they play, it is totally normal to have many questions. What are the eureka effects full spectrum CBD and THC provide? What are the psychoactive effects of THC, and how do they interact with other cannabinoids? Is there more than one kind of THC and is it legal? Before you spark that bowl of sour tsunami, check out this complete guide about the psychoactive effects of cannabis.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are oily molecules found in the cannabis plant. While marijuana and hemp are not the only plants to produce cannabinoids, they do occur in high concentrations in these plants. Scientists need to conduct further research to determine the direct link between cannabinoids and the human body. However, they believe that they bind with receptors in the body’s endocrine system. There are over 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis, including THC and CBD.

Eureka effects full spectrum CBD provides

Full spectrum CBD works as well as it does because it contains minute amounts of THC and terpenes. Full spectrum CBD is federally legal under the 2018 Farm Bill as long as it contains less than 0.3% final tetrahydrocannabinol content. This combination of multiple cannabinoids encourages the eureka effect full spectrum CBD provides. At this level, THC does not produce a psychoactive effect. However, it does potentially provide mental and physical health benefits.

Different Kinds of THC

Many scientific studies currently look into the potential health benefits of THC, as well as study its psychoactive effects. THC is still largely illegal across the United States and on a federal level. However, certain types of THC are legal in small amounts, as we mentioned before. Many individual states also legalized THC for medical or recreational purposes.

          Delta-9 THC

This is the THC molecule people are most familiar with. Delta-9 THC is the molecule most commonly referred to as just THC. Delta-9 is the molecule that produces psychoactive effects in the human brain, but also has potential medicinal properties.

          Delta-8 THC

Delta-8 THC forms when Delta-9 is exposed to oxygen. It tends to not produce a psychoactive or euphoric effect like Delta-9.

          THCA

THCA is another non-psychoactive THC molecule. It commonly exists in marijuana and hemp plants. According to experts, the properties of this molecule change when exposed to heat and/or sunlight, and it can convert into the other forms of THC.

          THCV

THCV is the less common byproduct of THCA. In low doses it does not produce a psychoactive effect, but it can in higher doses.

Psychoactive Elements of Cannabis

Delta-9 THC does produce psychoactive effects in medium to large doses. Many people are uncomfortable with this side effect, and choose the eureka effects full spectrum CBD provides. A bowl of sour tsunami CBD flower provides all the same wellness benefits of THC without the high. The psychoactive effects of THC is the reason why it is still illegal in some places, despite its other potential benefits.

Kashi Eshen

Estee Lauder To Be First Cosmetic Company In Space! #EsteeLauder #NASA #ISS




Estee Lauder has teamed up with Nasa to film a marketing campaign on board the International Space Station, according to a report published by the New Scientist. The resulting ad will be the first shot by US astronauts in space.

Boston-based Space Commerce Matters is said to have signed an agreement with NASA to send some 10 bottles of Lauder product to the ISS. As part of the deal, NASA astronauts will spend more than four hours capturing the bottles on film and camera.

The transaction is said to be worth US$128,000, which covers a maximum 5kg load and astronaut time, which is charged at US$17,500 per hour, New Scientist revealed.

New Scientist is scathing about the very existence of this kind of commercial activity for the ISS but concedes that marketing deals will go some way to funding the station’s maintenance program, thus paving the way for ‘real science’ (that’s a quote from the New Scientist). For Lauder, the campaign will hold the cache of all great firsts – although whether women will appreciate the fact that NASA is happy to send our beauty products into space but is yet to send an actual female astronaut to the moon is another question altogether.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Review: DERMA E Scar Gel #DERMAE #ScarGel #ProvenCleanBeauty #dermsfordermae

(product photo courtesy of www.dermae.com)

2 oz./56g $19.95
If you have ever had a bad scar on your skin, then you know how embarrassing it can be. Especially if it is on your face or an area that is clearly visible to the naked eye. Some people don't mind them, they see them as battle wounds that they earned as part of a war against time. Personally, I have had enough back surgeries and a tumor removal that I don't like to see all of the scars littering my battered body. I wish I had been able to really get a good grip on them at the time of receiving them. Well, now that has changed...

DERMA E has a wonderful Scar Gel that has been clinically proven to work significantly on scar texture, color and overall appearance. The refreshing gel softens, smooths and encourages healthy-looking skin. It moisturizes the skin and improves the appearance of texture sunburns (blistering), chemical burns, industrial burns and scars. The unique oil-free blend of botanical extracts helps to soften, smooth and diminish the appearance of scars, especially those that are lumpy, bumpy or discolored. 

In Consumer Results*:
  • 100% saw improvement in skin's color
  • 89% saw improvement in skin's texture
  • 85% saw improvement in scar's texture
  • 73% saw improvement in scar's appearance
(*based on efficacy results from independent 4-week clinical studies on Scar Gel)



Scar Gel is enriched with:
  • Allicin: which comes from the onion bulb, and is antioxidant-rich to help reduce the appearance of scars. 
  • Allantoin: deeply conditions the skin and scar to reduce its appearance
  • Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5): a provitamin that helps to moisturize the skin
This clinically proven formula not only helps to improve the appearance of scars but also encourages healthy new skin to grow. It may also help to improve the appearance and texture of sunburns, chemical burns, industrial burns, old scars and stretchmarks as it moisturizes the skin. This clear, refreshing oil-free formula goes on clear and will not stain clothing. 

I have been using the DERMA E Scar Gel on my old scars for a couple of weeks now and I see just a slight difference. I don't expect miracles in just a couple of weeks, after all theses are old scars (from about 7-10 years ago). I have one scar from my basal cell carcinoma on my arm that is pretty deep and mangled. I have been using it on this particular scar too. It is only one year old, and I have yet to see any results with it yet, but I am hopeful. This product is best used on new, fresh scars of course. As it works best to create new collagen production in the skin without allowing a scar to actually form. The raised scars are called keloid scars and anything that can cause a scar can cause a keloid. I do think this product would work well on burns, as the Allantoin and Panthenol are extremely soothing to the skin. Apply immediately after a sunburn (either a regular first degree or second degree sunburn) and apply regularly as needed to keep the skin moist and hydrated. This gel also contains Glycerin a humectant, which is a great ingredient that draws moisture to the skin and help keeps it hydrated. I will update you on my progress in a few months. 

To use: Scoop a small amount and massage into skin. For new scars massage 2-3 times daily for 8 weeks. For older scars apply 2x daily for 3-6 months. 


DERMA E Scar Gel retails for $19.95 and can be found online at www.dermae.com, ULTA, Target, Whole Foods and Sprouts. 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) 









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