Pond’s Clean Sweep Cleansing & Make-up Removing Towelettes Product Review

Removing waterproof makeup easily and effectively often proves to be a challenge for me. Sometimes I have a hard time finding a product that works as well as it claims, and leaves my eyelashes intact despite the scrubbing required to remove the eye makeup. Sometimes a product comes along with multitasking properties, such as removing makeup and cleansing your face. Pond’s Clean Sweep Cleansing & Make-up Removing Towelettes are one such product. I’ve put them to the test and this is what I have to say…

Pond’s Clean Sweep Towelettes have a lovely fragrance and a delightful texture designed to remove makeup and impurities from your skin. I received a full-sized sample of Pond’s Clean Sweep Cleansing & Make-up Removing Towelettes (30 in a pack) for the purpose of my review. The towelettes are moistened and securely stashed inside a plastic wrapper with a sticker that covers the opening to keep the towels from drying out.

Each face cleansing and makeup removing cloth contains healthy ingredients like Vitamin E, chamomile, and triple tea antioxidant complex. This product is hypoallergenic for sensitive skin and also dermatologist tested. Product packaging states these makeup removing towelettes are safe for contact lens wearers. I do not wear contacts so I can’t vouch for the experience personally, but it is very nice to know they have all skin types and sensitivities in mind.

As far as product performance and effectiveness, I am torn. I enjoyed the quality of the product as well as the fragrance and its performance as a face cleansing option. I really liked that you could use these Clean Sweep products on the go, especially during travel, and you did not have to rinse your face after using them. On the other hand, I wear mostly waterproof makeup and did not find Pond’s Clean Sweep Cleansing & Make-up Removing Towelettes to be an effective tool at removing waterproof mascara or stubborn eyeliner. With this in mind, if you wear only washable makeup, you probably won’t have an issue. If however, you also use waterproof makeup more often than not, you may wish to keep looking for another cleansing towelette that specializes in waterproof makeup removal.

Still, the experience of using Pond’s Clean Sweep Cleansing & Make-up Removing Towelettes was very pleasant and I would love using them again on vacations and other times when you may need to quickly cleanse your face. You can find Pond’s products at your favorite drugstores, mass market retailers, and Amazon.com.

 

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Lotion and Oil Intensive Relief Product Review

Cocoa butter is known for its healing properties, including severely dry skin, itchy skin, and irritated skin, not to mention sunburned skin. Palmer’s makes an incredible line of cocoa butter products, including Palmer’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Lotion and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Oil. I received full-sized samples of both for the purpose of review, and the timing couldn’t be better, as I do have some peeling sunburn to treat.

Perfect for those with sensitive skin or product allergies, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Lotion is hypoallergenic, paraben-free, and fragrance-free. While I am all for the healthy and natural aspect of products, I would be remiss if I failed to mention that I miss the decadent chocolaty scent of my old bottle of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lotion from their Pink campaign. Using the intensive relief lotion is still satisfying – I am just a chocoholic, so the fragrance of the other product strongly appealed to me.

As I get older, I notice my skin seems to be drier more frequently. I must therefore keep lotion products on hand just about all the time. The silky texture of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Skin Therapy Lotion makes my hands extra soft and smooth. I’ve also applied it to my arms and elbows as well as my peeling sunburn. This non-greasy formula soothes and helps to abate the roughness of skin as well as the itchiness of week-old sunburn.

Some key ingredients of this product include Pure Cocoa Butter, Urea, Glycerin, Alpha Hydroxy Fruit Acids, Vitamin E, and a Soy and Oat blend. In reading the back of the bottle, I noticed the product claims to provide 24-hour moisture. I am not quite sure what that means, as I tend to apply lotion more frequently based on my skin’s thirst levels. Still, the healing properties and natural composition of this lotion make it one of the first I grab for, especially to soothe my sunburn and keep my skin feeling soft and smooth.

Another offering from Palmer’s, Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil with Vitamin E offers an easy way to treat scars, stretch marks, dry and damaged skin, uneven skin tone, and aging skin. While I haven’t tested the product on my own scars just yet, I have heard much on the power of cocoa butter and Vitamin E oil for accelerating the skin’s healing process. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil is safe for use on the entire body, even on your face. The product contains no preservatives. Instead, healthy ingredients like Cocoa Butter, Vitamin E, Sesame Oil, Canola Oil, and Rosehip Oil help to improve skin’s condition. I massaged a tiny amount onto the peeling sunburned skin on my wrist and it helped to disguise the rough texture of the skin. Sniffing the oil, I swear I can smell the cocoa!

Stay tuned for a special giveaway of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter with Vitamin E Skin Therapy Lotion Intensive Relief and Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Therapy Oil!

How to Avoid Bad Sunburn in Aruba or other Tropical Islands near the Equator

Right now I am suffering through the itchy phase of sunburn, shortly after it turns to tan but before it starts to peel. That’s because I didn’t practice the right sunburn prevention protocol on our recent trip to Aruba. We brought plenty of sunscreen, but our application techniques may not have been the best. I found myself with bright red sunburn on the very first day at the beach, and it wasn’t for lack of wearing sunscreen. Here are a few tips to help you prevent a bad sunburn when you visit Aruba or another tropical island near the equator, or anywhere for that matter.

Consider all of these tips before you choose the sunscreen you will bring with you on vacation. Protect your skin so you don’t have to suffer through a bad sunburn as well!

Tropical Sunburn Prevention Advice
When we went on a snorkeling trip a few days after my initial tropical sunburn, one of the mates on the ship started making fun of my random, splotchy red patches. Of course I didn’t get sunburned all over – it was more or less the look of someone who forgot to apply sunblock on certain body parts, and definitely not evenly across others.

The mate did give us a piece of wonderful advice despite his teasing. When you visit a tropical destination, especially one on the equator like Aruba, be sure to ease your cold skin into the hotter sunshine. He recommended starting out with SPF50 on the first day, then SPF45, then SPF30, and finally SPF15. If you have fair skin, or if you burn easily, you may want to follow your normal routine and keep wearing the stronger sunscreen.

Tips to Prevent a Bad Sunburn
Here are a few other tips to prevent a bad, super red sunburn:

•    Avoid falling asleep in the sun – on the beach or at the pool.
•    Flip over every 15 or 20 minutes if you do lay out on the beach or by the pool.
•    Reapply sunscreen every couple of hours AND every time you get out of the water.
•    Start with a stronger sunblock on your first day or two at a tropical location.
•    Don’t forget to apply sunblock to your ears, face, and if you plan to lay on your tummy, don’t forget to protect the bottoms of your feet!
•    Apply sunblock or lip balm with SPF15 or SPF20 to your lips to avoid sunburnt lips.

Protecting your skin from the sun also helps to prevent skin cancer. Stay smart and keep your skin looking young and healthy with these great sunscreen tips. If you have other summer skincare tips to share, please feel free to leave a comment!

Indulge Your Body and Tempt Your Senses with Earthly Elements

Beauty products are one of those items that women can indulge in numerous times a day without ever getting tired of them. From delicately scented perfumes to body washes and gels with fresh aromas, the array of women’s beauty products is amazingly varied.

While women love to stick to their favorites when it comes to shampoos, conditioners, body washes, and perfumes, they also like to try new products every now and again. Why not consider Earthly Elements’ collection of NEW beauty products yourself or consider buying them for a gift? This brand new line of women’s products helps to set a romantic mood with its sexy scent and ability to encourage a woman’s skin to become rejuvenated with a touchably soft and silky feeling.

Whether you are picking up a last minute holiday gift or searching for the perfect birthday gift, Earthly Elements body products offer an exceptional Moroccan Vanilla body wash that smells fantastic, glides on like silk, and rinses with a hydrating action laced with a heavenly sweet vanilla scent.

This invigorating body wash comes in an attractive plastic bottle filled with 8 fluid ounces of sweetly scented product that feels nice to the touch. It helps to soothe and nourish a woman’s skin with its careful inclusion of several body-softening ingredients: aloe, lavender, chamomile, white tea, and arnica. These ingredients also help to provide a soothing influence that is unmistakable. Just open your mind to the possibility and you’ll feel it too! I found Earthly Element’s body wash to provide just the right amount of lather while also feeling really nice to the skin.

The moisturizing body lotion by Earthly Elements includes a bevy of natural ingredients to help provide essential hydration for the skin. They include rose hip, flax seed, jojoba, cucumber, green tea, white tea, extracts of lavender, and borage oils. Earthly Element’s body lotion is creamy and fragrant- perfect for a bit of indulgence.

Each bottle is adorned with an attractive charm that adds a little something special when giving this item as a gift. The charms feature special messages including the words, HOPE, SERENTIY, OR SPIRIT. In addition to being attractive and offering a word of encouragement, the charms can be used for a keychain, hair tie, or trinket that you can attach to almost anything including your favorite perfume, water bottle, or umbrella.

I received both the moisturizing body lotion and hydrating body wash free for the purposes of this review. I’m glad I did because I might not have discovered them otherwise! Earthly Elements body products are available at a number of health food stores as well as the following Web site: Earthly Elements.

 

Deep Sea by KC Kang Product Review

Totally blown away. Being that it was crunch time between my son’s birthday and Christmas, when I began using these products, I’ve done things completely backwards. I usually like to research a product thoroughly before testing it. Instead, I jumped in with both feet. Hydration with water, what a concept!

Ok, humor aside, most moisturizers use petroleum, or other oil-based products, to help seal moisture into skin. Deep Sea uses water to moisturize at a cellular level. Granted, it’s deep sea water from depths of over 2400 meters by Kume Island near Okinawa, Japan. At that depth the water is full of minerals and nutrients, free from pollutants and bacteria. The deep sea water is closer to the chemical composition in our bodies, which makes it easier for the cells to absorb and use.

The products themselves are fabulous. The Coral Wash starts as a paste, very thick. You only need a little to do the job, but it lathers nicely and rinses clean. It cleans deep into pores yet leaves them minimized, feeling fresh and smooth. My skin does not feel dry, or tight, at all and it looks brighter overall. The product uses coral powder, sea kelp, and natural sources of AHA to gentle exfoliate and stimulate new cell growth.

The Hydrating Rejuvenation Lotion combines the deep sea water with marine collagen to hydrate the skin at a more basic level and protect it from free-radical damage. It is very light. It feels watery with a lotion after-feel. It’s not greasy, but you can feel the lotion aspect. It absorbs quickly and even controls flaky winter skin. It is light enough to not clog pores, but binding enough to wear under makeup and achieve a smooth finish. You can apply it generously multiple times throughout the day to refresh your skin, or simply as a morning application. 

I am very impressed, and pleased, to say that I have actually gotten compliments on my complexion since starting these two products alone. I am a mom of four, toddler to young adult, with dry skin prone to blemishes and irritation. It’s nice to be complimented. It’s very nice to have dry skin relief!

The Highly Absorbable Marine Collagen Gel is definitely a gel. It may be highly absorbable, but it takes a few moments to absorb. Once again though, I am impressed. It is great as a night treatment to help rebuild collagen for firmer skin. It is also great under makeup for a smooth finish, once again without clogging pores.

Delving into the research portion of testing these products, I like them even more. I love history and Japan has long been revered for its skincare secrets. These products were developed by KC Kang, a clinical hypnotherapist and holistic health practitioner searching for relief for her own allergies and eczema. Realizing the mind-body connection and believing that natural beauty starts from within, she delved into the positive attributes of the mineral rich deep sea waters of Okinawa’s Kume Island. With the help of a local manufacturer, Deep Sea was born. It is the first of its kind to be released in the U.S., also paraben free and untested on animals. It may be a tad pricier than expected, but you get generous amounts and great results. All in all, it’s a very nice product line.

CYGALLE Healing Spa’s Honey Oatmeal Cleansing Crème Product Feature

Before I begin sharing information on CYGALLE Healing Spa’s Honey Oatmeal Cleansing Crème, let me first say that it was so nice to use a facial cleanser that not only smells good, but did wonders to the feel of my skin for the day’s entirety.

Okay, here’s my idea of the perfect facial cleanser: I prefer suds, lots and lots of suds, but it’s not absolutely necessary. What I do expect though, is a cleanser that is going to smell clean, one that will leave my skin feeling soft (no residue), and one that will inhibit breakouts. Oh, and above all, one that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to use.

When I tried CYGALLE, that’s what I got… my ideal facial cleanser (minus the suds). After the very first use, I could tell I was going to love it. The cleanser had these little specks of oatmeal particles that gently exfoliated my skin and all its impurities. The Almond and Jojoba Oils nourished and moisturized my skin making it feel so nice and soft… and the smells, oh those smells were simply intoxicating. It was the perfect combination of sweet smelling goodness, all wrapped up into one bottle! Yes, it was divine.

About the Product:
CYGALLE Healing Spa Honey Oatmeal Cleansing Crème
Buy Online at: www.cygallehealingspastore.com
Origin: Made in Canada
Cost: The Honey Oatmeal Cleansing Crème sells for $65.00 (8oz), but is available in mini 2-oz bottle for $25.

This product is specifically formulated for dry to normal skin types and contains organic Almond and Jojoba oils, which are blended with Seabuckthorn and Aloe to nourish, moisturize and promote elasticity, all without leaving oily residue in its place.

Also available: Licorice Spice Face Wash, Herbal Soy Balancing cleanser, and Grapefruit Organic Foaming Cleanser.

Final thoughts:
I’d recommend this to anyone who’s looking for something more from their facial cleansing crème. Though the price is a little steeper than I go for in a product, after using it the first time, I realized the price was worth it.

To find the perfect cleanser for you, please visit www.cygallehealingspastore.com .

Product provided free to writer for reviewDisclosure:
Product was provided for the purpose of my review. This was not a paid post nor did receiving product influence any ‘positive’ feedback. Thank you.

Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 Sheer Tint Product Review

Beauty products that multitask are the goldmine of the fashion and beauty industry. Protecting your skin is so important, and concealing blemishes is important on a completely different level. Murad’s Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 Sheer Tint is part of the Age-Proof Suncare line that allows you to protect your skin from the sun and from free radicals while also balancing any uneven skin tones or hiding blemishes.

The Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 Sheer Tint product absorbs excess oils on your skin and soothes skin sensitivity. I received a sample product for the purpose of my review. You can wear this product all day as a sunscreen with tint to cover up any imperfections in your skin. For best results, apply your favorite moisturizer first and then apply Murad Oil-Free Sunblock. Apply your makeup after applying the sunblock. For best results, apply this product 30 minutes before sun exposure and again every 80 minutes after being in the water or after perspiration.

What I liked most about using Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 Sheer Tint is that I couldn’t even feel it after I’d applied it. This sunscreen product is specially formulated for your face and especially for sensitive skin. The sheer tint is just enough to blend into your skin tone. You may need to apply additional foundation or concealer based on your preferences.

The product’s pomegranate extract and sunscreen components help to protect you from free radicals and help keep your skin looking younger and more radiant. Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 Sheer Tint does not leave a shine on your skin – instead it blends seamlessly into your complexion for a smooth and attractive look.

The active ingredient in Murad Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 15 Sheer Tint is Titanium Dioxide (5.5%). Some other key ingredients include water, grape seed extract, lemon peel extract, rosewood oil, and lavender oil. This product is dermatologist tested and approved.

Remember, it’s important to protect your skin, especially the skin on your face, even in the wintertime. You can still get sunburn or sun damage when out in the bright sun on cold days, for example when skiing. Protect your skin all year long to retain that radiant, youthful appearance!

All Murad products come with the Murad Guarantee, offering you proven, guaranteed results for your skin. Murad products are not tested on animals.

Eco-Friendly Beauty Products from Global Girlfriend

Eco-friendly gifts are not only beneficial for the environment, but also for those who use them. Not only is it fashionable to use eco-friendly products these days, but it is affordable. Plus, purchasing environmentally friendly products such as the ones found at Global Girlfriend Gifts can assist other women financially at a time when they need it most. Take the time to visit the Web site and discover just how many products are available. It is possible that you will be pleasantly surprised. Now, for a bit about the company and a few of the available products or “gifts with a conscious”, read on….

In business since 2003, Global Girlfriend offers eco-friendly beauty and fashion products made by women in more than 20 countries across the world. The company believes in fair trade and works with women’s cooperatives to produce environmentally friendly bath, beauty, and fashion products — an excellent reason to choose to purchase your beauty products from this company.

The Fizzy Inside Gift Box, an attractively covered box, holds a set of five delicately scented handmade bath fizzballs. The box is a hand crocheted gift box crafted by women in need. It currently sells for $16. The handcrafted box, delicately decorated with hand-embroidered flowers in five different colors, can be reused once all of the bath salts have been used. Since it is so attractive, it is easy to reuse the box for small trinkets, additional bath soaps and fizzes, buttons, and more. Each bath fizz is individually wrapped and offers a nice, clean scent — perfect for a bit of pampering!

Hypo-allergenic and safe for even the most sensitive of skin, the Basa Body Lotion sells for $12.50 and is sold in a 6- fluid ounce size. The bottle is slim, attractive, and easy to handle. I discovered that Basa Body is non-oily and offers a fresh, delightful scent due to the special ingredients it is made from. An organic virgin coconut oil is at the foundation of this delicate lotion, which also incorporates citric acid, natural Vitamin E, rosemary oil extract, and stearic acid into its creamy mixture. The lotion exits from the bottle in a thin stream of creamy concoction so you never need to worry about too much coming out at one time. Free of harsh chemicals, Basa Body lotion is a good choice, especially since it includes the natural antioxidants offered by virgin coconut oil.

The Lavender Choices Shower and Bath Gel retails for $8.00 and is sold in an 8-fluid ounce size. The bottle is slim and attractive, so you can certainly toss it in your overnight bag as well as keep it within easy reach in your shower caddy. The gel offers a crisp scent that cleans nicely. I did notice on the website, Global Girlfriend Gifts, that you can purchase this product in Seascape or Lemon Sage. All of the gels use all-natural essential oils, which is important to your skin. Some of the ingredients are ones that you may be familiar with including coconut oil, sulfonated castor oil, olive oil, vegetable glycerin, and essential and fragrant oils for scent.

I enjoyed each of the products described above. I received them as a gift for the purposes of this review. While I like getting free items, I especially like ones that I discover to be perfect for my needs. Shop green this year and make up a basket for your favorite female friends or family members. For more information, please see https://www.globalgirlfriend.com.

Scientific Organics EmerginC Kombucha Cleanser Product Review

emerginC Kombucha Cleanser ReviewI believe that most women, once they start showing their age, want some sort of miracle cure to help take back a few years; if not that, they want to at least restore the supple skin they once had, all while protecting their skin from the damaging effects of the sun and free radicals. I am over the age of 35 and feel that it is important for me to take care of the skin I have now.

For all the reasons I’ve stated above, I make choosing cleansers, scrubs, toners, and facial masks a never-ending duty of mine. I look high and low for that one product that will help renew, brighten, and protect my skin, whether from free radicals or environmental impurities, all while keeping me vibrantly young looking for as long as possible.

I was given an opportunity to try EmerginC’s Kombucha Cleanser by Scientific Organics. I received a few samples in the mail and was truly impressed after the first use. I tried it one night while showering (before bed) and let me just say that it felt amazing against my skin. I felt an instantaneous burst of moisture, something I had never felt from a cleanser before. It was such a nice feeling that I felt compelled to try it again the following night (to see if I’d get the same effect). Again, it was a burst of moisture to my skin. I instantly felt refreshingly clean. But I also felt as though I had a deep, deep facial cleansing. My face felt so soft after washing; unusually clean and supple, and I really liked the overall feel afterwards.

As for smells, textures and/or feel of the cleanser, it’s creamy, light, slightly sudsy, and almost fragrance free. I know that some of the ingredients in this cleanser are aloe Vera, white and green tea,  and maritime pine bark extracts (among others), but I didn’t notice any smell. It felt great after using, but smells were nonexistent for me.

Overall, I really enjoyed using this product. It feels great, works well, and has long lasting effects on my skin’s softness.

The price for EmerginC’s Kombucha cleanser is $34/120ml (+ shipping & handling). You can order it on Amazon.com.

Where to buy: online at www.emerginC.com

Disclosure: I received a sample product for the purpose of my candid review. This is not a paid post nor did receiving product influence any ‘positive’ feedback. Any thoughts and/or opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. Thank you.

Skin Care with Dermacyte- Oxygen Concentrate

As long as women can keep their skin from looking aged with wrinkles and fine lines, they can look younger and healthier. Skin care products are one of the viable solutions women have to accomplish this. Skin care products are a dime a dozen, so there’s no problem trying to find one to try or sample to see if it can moisturize, reduce wrinkles, and eliminate skin dryness. The problem arises when looking for a product that actually does what it is that you want it to do.

One of the skin care products that I have recently tried to reduce fine lines and rejuvenate my facial/neck skin is Dermacyte- Oxygen Concentrate. Its creamy texture is refreshing and soothing to the skin. It feels silky and has a delicate, clean scent to it. After applying this skin product, my skin did not feel oily at all, another big plus in my book! All in all, I think this is a good product since I experienced only positive results with it. However, not everyone’s skin is the same, so watch out for allergic reactions just in case. Dermacyte- Oxygen Concentrate is just as delicate as the areas of the skin where you will be applying it, so it truly does offer a positive experience in that respect as well.

Dermacyte- Oxygen Concentrate is designed to provide oxygen directly to the facial skin to promote healthier looking skin with an added glow of youthfulness. Does it work? While it may not be an instant cure all, it does offer skin-softening effects for the skin. This product can be used as a spot application that you can apply twice daily – once in the morning and once in the evening. Of course, the real trick to using skin care products is to follow the directions that accompany them to the letter. Therefore, if you only use this particular skin care product once every few days, you shouldn’t expect to see good results.

Dermacyte- Oxygen Concentrate has a sidekick known as Dermacyte- Oxygenating Eye Complex which is designed specifically to restore the youthful appearance of the area around the eyes. I can’t vouch for Dermacyte- Oxygenating Eye Complex as I haven’t tried it, but I do like the sample of Dermacyte- Oxygen Concentrate that I received.

The best strategy for women is to remember that the world takes a terrible toll on our bodies and especially our skin with all of the harshness that the weather and chemicals deliver. Protect the elasticity, smoothness, and supple nature of your skin by using the proper skin care products including Dermacyte- Oxygen Concentrate.

 

C.O. Bigelow Product Reviews – Lemon Hand Lotion, Mentha Lip Shine/Breath, Lemon Lip Balm

C.O. Bigelow Product ReviewsC.O. Bigelow was established in 1838; making them the oldest apothecary in America. (Apothecary = same as pharmacist/pharmacy) They’re located in New York City’s West Village. C.O. Bigelow sells everything from personal care and baby care to home fragrances and gifts as well as…the apothecary. I was given an opportunity to try three random products from C.O. Bigelow and I have to tell you, I am truly amazed. I had a wonderful time testing each one of them and will proudly recommend C.O. Bigelow to others.

If you like lemons, then consider trying any one of Bigelow’s Lemon hand lotions No. 1700; ARP: $12.00 (which I received), or Bigelow Lemon Hand wash, body creams, etc. It will make you smell like a fresh cut lemon with a hint of subtle sweetness (like candy). The lemony aroma will stay long after you’ve applied the lotion or used the hand wash and what’s more, the body lotion will leave your skin feeling so soft and silky, not oily or pasty. Plus, you don’t need much. As far as Bigelow’s Lemon Body Lotion is concerned, a little goes a long way.

 

I don’t think I can recall ever smelling anything like it; similar…maybe, but nothing exact. I am a citrusy type of gal. I like smelling oranges, tangerines, lemons, and limes. So, when I use a fragranced body lotion that smells of fresh cut lemons or sweet smelling oranges, I can’t help but go crazy!

I was also given the opportunity to try Bigelow’s Mentha Lip Shine/Breath #502; ARP: $7.50.
I actually use this quite often because of the breath freshening feature. The chilling mint sensation on my lips isn’t half bad either. It feels great!

C.O. Bigelow Product ReviewsEating salty foods and popcorn is a vice I have. I love eating things that cause my temperature to rise a few degrees and sadly, the saltier is always better. Unfortunately, this means chapped lips for me. I am forever using some sort of lip balm or lip shine just to keep the dryness and cracking to a minimum.

When I used the Mentha lip shine, I instantly felt that chilling relief on my lips. I loved it. The effects are instant and every time I use it, it feels like I just slipped a piece of chewing gum into my mouth. It’s very refreshing!

The only thing I didn’t quite like, but will deal with, is the fact that it’s a little thicker (in texture) compared to a lip balm, which is what I use most often. It’s creamier. But again, it’s not enough for me to say I’d never use it again. I love the smell, tingly feel, and taste of the Bigelow Mentha Lip Shine.

The final product I received was…a yummy, silky smooth, softening lemony lip balm (AKA: Bigelow Lemon Lip Balm No. 1421; ARP~$7.50). Now this is what made my heart skip a beat; it was scrumptiously tasty, totally soothing, and simply nourishing!

I cannot describe how nice this lip balm feels once it touches the lips. I love it so much. It was comparable to eating a piece of lemon candy. Sweet, lemony, and oh so tasty! The absolute favorite (in my book)! It’s definitely a recommended item, too. Especially if what you crave is sweet goodness on your lips.

Overall thoughts:
I think each one of these products deserves an A+ for satisfaction of use. The scents, textures, feels, and effects were top notch. I can’t think of a single reason why I shouldn’t recommend C.O. Bigelow products to anyone. I was 100% satisfied.

Each product deserves a five-star rating from me!

If you’d like to learn more about the products reviewed here today, or would like to see what else C.O. Bigelow has to offer, please visit www.bigelowchemists.com.

Disclosure: Product was provided for the purpose of my candid review. No monetary compensation was exchanged nor did receiving product influence any ‘positive’ feedback. All thoughts and/or opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine. Thank you.

Younger Skin with Visco-Elastic Transforming Serum™ with Mandelic Acid by Dr. Stanley Jacobs

Why should women use Dr. Stanley Jacobs’ revolutionary skin care product, Visco-Elastic Transforming Serum™ with Mandelic Acid? Countless reasons come to mind including healthier-looking skin, softer skin, smoother skin, and the enhanced confidence that accompanies looking better and feeling better about the way that we look.

As women begin to age, we notice the telltale signs of skin that has spent too much time in the sun unprotected and suffered the loss of supple smoothness due to dehydration or not drinking enough water along with skin damage that occurs due to environmental contaminants. Once we realize our skin no longer looks as good as it once did, we begin to panic as we also realize that the time to care for our skin and prevent wrinkles and other skin damage from occurring is long past. Now we must contend with the problem of rejuvenating our skin to a silky supple shine that glows with health rather than depresses us with wrinkles.

One of the products that women can use to improve the look of their facial and neck skin is Dr. Stanley Jacobs’ Visco-Elastic Transforming Serum™ with Mandelic Acid that has been developed for use with all skin types. Dr. Stanley Jacobs is a renowned facial plastic surgeon who has developed a unique skin serum that is clinically proven to improve the condition of facial skin if used according to the package directions. His recipe is based on an ancient Egyptian recipe (sounds exciting already, doesn’t it?) that was used to soften skin at least 3,600 years ago.

Younger Skin for Women 40 and Older
While women of any age can use Dr. Stanley Jacobs’ Visco-Elastic Transforming Serum™ with Mandelic Acid to achieve younger-looking skin, this product is designed to transform tired-looking skin that has lost its elasticity, developed wrinkles, and started to show signs of age into younger-looking skin plump with healthy vitality. It is important to do more than wish our skin younger as we age. We need to care for our skin in much the same way as we care for our eyes, nails, body shape, and more.

Anti-aging products can be used to bring about the fulfillment of the dreams of older women to have younger looking skin once again. In fact, Dr. Stanley Jacobs’ Visco-Elastic Transforming Serum™ with Mandelic Acid is designed to plump the skin, increase its elasticity, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles on the face and neck bringing the appearance of youthfulness back.

Visco-Elastic Transforming Serum™ with Mandelic Acid by Dr. Jacob Stanley
First, let me say that I love cute-looking products for women. Eye-appealing products snag my attention and make me want to use them. If they work when I do, it’s an added bonus. The serum is sold in an attractive cobalt-blue container with a gold-colored top. It has a really cute pump design that releases just enough of the serum for use each time. The scent is pleasant and subtle. The consistency is creamy, not oily. The serum glides onto the skin, softening and rejuvenating it back to a youthful appearance. While the results are not instantaneous, they do occur over time. This amazing blend of ingredients does as it promises as long as it is used according to its directions. It isn’t a miracle cure for tired-out skin, but it does minimize visible signs of skin damage.

Three important points to note. First, for the best results, this anti-aging skin product should be used twice a day. Second, discontinue use if you have any sign of allergic reactions. Third, while I did receive this product as a gift for the purposes of this review, I am happy with the results.