We’ve unearthed beauty booty on advicesisters.com
We’ve got newly unearthed beauty booty! Beauty Buried Treasure! We do our best to review every product in a timely manner, but sometimes a product falls between the cracks. Maybe it doesn’t fit the features we’re working on at the moment but we know it will work perfectly in a feature that’s a month or two down the road, Maybe we don’t want to review it right now but it’s interesting so we’ll hold onto it for the future. Maybe I like it but I can’t test it, so I hold onto it to try and find someone who’s skin/hair/issue will be appropriate for it. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes I find a few of these products still waiting for review and it’s like finding buried treasure — real beauty booty. finally I can get the reviews DONE! Here is some of the fabulous beauty booty that deserves your attention!
Beauty Booty from Phytomer: We love Phytomer’s amazing marine-based skincare. This one is an impressive skincare product that combine two biotechnological marine sugars into a fine and delicate cream to erase wrinkles, fade dark spots and brighten the complexion called Pionniere XMF White Skin Translucency Cream. Key actives (biotechnological sugars) are XMF “Extra Marine Filler”, an ExoPolySaccharide that instantly smooth wrinkles and EPS Whitech that limits overall hyperpigmentation and stops dark spots from sprouting. Our tester reported that her skin showed some immediate results, plumping up wrinkles in about 15 minutes and with use, her dark spots continued to fade. The reported test results show a remarkable improvement in lightening the dark spots in one month with wrinkles reduce by over 15%. With products like this, you have to use them consistently, but the notes of jasmine, citrus and rose and the rich cream smooth and pampering with plant oils, will woo you. The price may not ( a 50 ml Pionniere XMF White Skin Translucency Cream is $247.00). *a note about Phytomer. Phytomer is one of our favorite spa-centric skincare brands. They have been pioneers in the marine skincare industry for over four decades, using marine biotechnology in their products to products results-oriented products that are not just innovative, but 100% natural. Phytomer means: “plant of the sea,” and they utilize seawater, seaweed or seaside plants in every retail and professional product, combining science with the natural powers of the sea. We can’t say enough about this wonderful brand and their fabulous products. They cost more than department store brands but we feel that they offer a high degree of pleasure along with high performance. For more information visit the Phytomer Web Site or http://www.lespausa.com/
Beauty Booty From Ecco Bella: Alison Blackman, Editor in Chief of advicesisters.com, is an Ecco Bella ambassador, and we love all natural products. One that we are loving right now that somehow fell between the cracks, is their naturally preserved, gluten-free, vegan, water-free Ecco Bella Mist-On Toner & Vitamin Spray ($31.00 4 fl. oz.), a pick me up to be used anytime during the day for all skin types. Just one spritz of this soothing aloe, apple cider vinegar and organic herbs soothes the skin and balance the pH. If you read the ingredients, there are vitamins such as A and C, even CoQ10. I The spray is light and the smell is a clean, mild fresh one. Along with the Toner try the Ecco Bella Age Antidote Day Cream UVA & UVB SPF 15 ($47.00 2 fl. oz.) . While we would like more than SPF 15 for real sun protection, the SPF 15 at least is a start in the right direction, and this luxurious and natural moisturizer has good for your skin Vitamins C and E, aloe, jojoba oil, CoQ10, essential oils and acids to balance and offer anti-aging benefits. Just like the toner mist, the day cream has a light texture, mild scent and feels great on the skin. You can get these lovely products and plenty more on the Eco Bella Website
Beauty Booty From AGEBeautiful Root Touch Up: Hair products by Zotos International. Inc. combat all stages of aging hair and let’s face it, unless you’re Lady GaGa, Pink or Kelly Osbourne (one of the first to go grey way before she needed to be for real), grey hair signifies maturity. If you dye your hair but the grey roots start to show before your next appointment, try AGEbeautiful root touch up. A 2 ounce spray can of temporary color is just $9.99 and will color those roots while adding some volume. Spray the dry hair color powder about 4 to 6 inches from the roots (you’ll have to re-apply it between shampoos). AGEbeautiful is water, sweat and stain resistant so no stress when using. If you need to cover those gray roots, give AGEbeautiful root touch up a try. The only downside is the limited color choices, and if you have obvious highlights near the roots, use a light touch. It’s available at www.sallybeauty.com or at a Sally Beauty store.
Beauty Booty From Juara: The Advice Sisters love Juara’s natural products. To get rid of some of the dry skin from Winter heat, try Juara Rice Facial Cleanser (srp. $29.00) and Juara Radiance Enzyme Scrub (srp. $38.00). These natural, 100% vegetarian products, free of harsh chemicals, artificial colors or animal products will not disappoint you. The Juara Rice Facial Cleanser has a nice pump that limits waste by only allowing the right amount of cleanser to be dispensed, and it quickly foams leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean. It looks light and clear, but it’s not wimpy. It removes makeup while softening and soothing the skin. For exfoliation however, you need a scrub. TheJuara Radiance Enzyme Scrub needs just a few minutes on the face, which means you don’t have to sit around tapping your toe and waiting for time to be up. We like the tea smell, too. Juara’s high quality natural products feel so pampering! Find these and other fabulous Juara Finds on the Juara Web Site
Beauty Booty From COTZ: If you read the Advice Sisters Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle features regularly you know we are cray cray about Sun protection. If you don’t like the look, feel, smell, or delivery system of a sun screen, you’re not going to use it. For those with any type of skin, but especially sensitive skin, you might want to try Cotz Lip Balm and Cotz Face (they make products especially for sensitive skin and pediatrics). Cotz® uses the number 1 rated sunscreen, Zinc Oxide, in this chemical-free sunscreen. These are not only free of chemicals but they also have no oils, no gluten, no fragrances and no lanolin in a non greasy, non shiny application on your face. No chemicals means no stinging! Cotz Face contains 2 active ingredients: Zince Oxide 5.5% and Titanium Dioxide 4% to protect against UVA-UVB rays. The Cotz Lip Balm is SPF 45 and should be applied every 2 hours on the lips, ears and/or nose. The Cotz Face is unique because the balanced mineral complex blends to match your skin tone for a sheer matte finish in a non-shiny, non – greasy color finish covering blemishes while providing SPF 40 protection. You can find Cotz sunscreen at www.cotzskincare.com as well as other many other websites (e.g. Ulta). The Cotz Lip Balm is available for the suggested retail price of $7.00 and Cotz Face for the suggested retail price of $19.99.
Beauty Booty From Dial: This product just hit our desk a few weeks ago, but we think it is a beauty find, so we’re including it. Dial has at least 21 different body washes, but we’re suggesting this lovely and feminine one for Spring: Dial Silk & Magnolia Silk Protein Enriched Restoring Body Wash has a pearly-pink color, a fruity-floral scent, and it’s enriched with silk protein to make your skin feel not just clean, but touch-ably soft. The pearly, moisturizing body wash foams up a bit, rinses clean, and really makes you feel pampered — so fine on a dime! We really think that’s a lot of ask from a mere body cleanser, but this drugstore brand delivers. The scent is more fruit-ish than simply floral, so men can use it too. But if this one isn’t to your liking, there are all the others to choose from too! For a suggested retail price of just $5.00, for a big 16 fl. oz. in a gracefully-shaped plastic bottle with hot pink flip top cap, Dial Silk & Magnolia Restoring Body Wash is a beauty budget “find.” It’s available at drugstores nationwide, for more information visit http://www.dialsoap.com/
Beauty Booty from ZEST: For holiday, we suggested the Zest Fruitboost line of Revitalizing Shower Gels (read review) as a stocking stuffer, and now they’ve come up with exfoliating Zest Fruitboost Smoothie Body Scrubs. All of these are under $6.00 srp. The body scrubs compliment the “flavors” of the body cleansers: Citrus Splash, Very Berry, and Peach Mango. he plastic jars of scrub have finely ground, natural apricot seeds to gentle exfoliate, which natural avocado oils and other moisturizers leave skin soft. All of these products are also free of parabens and phthalates. With summer on the way, your skin has to look its best, and if you “fake bake” you really need to exfoliate. One word of caution: While these scrubs smell good, come in colorful packages, and are fun to use, you can overdo any exfoliating scrub if you are too vigorous. See how your skin reacts before you scrub too hard or too long. Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels and Smoothie Body Scrubs are available nationwide at most quality retailers. For more information on Zest and additional savings, please visit the Zest Web Site
*thanks to Jura Zibas for her help in putting together this review!