Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Boxwalla December Earthwise Beauty Forest Bathing Box

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Boxwalla enthusiasts know that Boxwalla's green beauty boxes are an extraordinary value, and that the products themselves are nothing short of spectacular. Their carefully curated beauty boxes are a tremendous value, with steep discounts, and they feature truly covet-worthy luxury organic beauty products. Their December Beauty Box, which only costs $49.95, is another must-have, and it features two full-size products from Earthwise Beauty.

Boxwalla Beauty Boxes are, "for the luxury loving skincare nerd, this box lets you experience the most effective and nutrient-rich beauty products we have experienced, exquisite products that harness the potency of plant-based ingredients. Always cruelty-free."

December Earthwise Beauty Forest Bathing Box Box ($49.95) Includes:
Earthwise Beauty Resiliency Face Serum (Full-Size $64.00)
Earthwise Beauty Yasuni Face Balm (Full-Size $110.00)
Bonus 30 Day Free Trial Filmstruck Membership

*THIS IS A SUBSCRIPTION*  You will be charged intially when you purchase. Automatic renewal every two months until you cancel.

According to Boxwalla,

'Shinrin Yoku' or 'forest bathing', is the therapeutic Japanese practice of taking in the atmosphere of a living forest. We think experiencing Earthwise Beauty's products feels like that, like diving into lush living forests. Earthwise was founded by Ava Zhan in 2005 to create handcrafted beauty potions, from fresh, minimally processed medicinal herbs, plant butters & oils. With her impeccable sourcing, experience  & immense talent for formulating, Ava's products take us on a soul-satisfying journey into deep forests, as they heal & nourish our skin. We have chosen two beautiful products for you to experience.
This Box Includes:
Earthwise Beauty Resiliency Face Serum (Full-Size $64.00)
Earthwise Beauty Yasuni Face Balm (Full-Size $110.00) 
According to Ava Zhan,

I am Ava Zhan. I founded Earthwise Beauty over a decade ago setting out to make unique, no-fillers, powerful skin care products for the modern woman. Our formulas, each oftentimes a year or longer in the making, are made from unrefined, unprocessed fair-trade ingredients: unrefined botanical oils and butters, traditionally prepared herbs, and therapeutic-grade essential oils and absolutes. Our products are painstakingly handcrafted in small batches to imbue them in that lovingly-handcrafted energy.
Earthwise Beauty Resiliency Face Serum, which is formulated for all types of skin, is an ultra fast-absorbing gel-based serum that firms and plumps the skin, eliminates puffiness, reduces the appearance of fine lines, reduces inflammation, and also helps to heal acne.

The lightweight anti-aging serum, which has a base of cold-pressed whole-leaf aloe juice, immediately melts into the skin and it leaves behind no oily residue whatsoever. It is rich in beta carotenes, thanks to the carrot seed essential oil, and this potent ingredient is known to aid in regenerating skin tissues and to help prevent and reduce the effects of sun damage. It has the distinct aroma of chamomile that is soothing and calming, but it does fade upon absorption.

According to Earthwise Beauty,

This is our ultimate take (well, ultimate for now) on an anti-aging serum with incredible youth-returning and brown-spot-reducing powers in an ultra-light, fresh, aloe-gel format. This formula is one of our bestselling products of all time (its previous name was Carrot-a-Day Face and Eye Serum, Classic). Customers often write to tell us how much they love this serum for its ability to fix nearly everything, from immediate smoothing, firming, depuffing, and brightening to its long-term effects, such as decreasing skin discolorations and scars.

This formula is incredibly light, yet powerfully effective, with a wealth of healing properties. The rejuvenating serum has strong anti-aging, brown-spot-reducing, and sun-damage-preventing properties, and works to return a youthful appearance to the skin. Resiliency removes puffiness, heals and reduces acne, reduces fine wrinkles, and lifts and firms the skin for an instantly pulled-together appearance. It can also be used as an eye serum by those who can tolerate more active ingredients on their under-eye skin: it instantly firms and depuffs the under-eye area, and because the light formula absorbs quickly, it works well under makeup.

The main active ingredient here is carrot seed essential oil, one of the most effective yet very gentle skin-tissue-regenerating ingredients, which also contains natural sun-blocking and sun-damage-preventing and -correcting properties.

We have added anti-inflammatory German blue chamomile to reduce any possible skin irritation and redness, as well as helichrysum (Italian everlasting). We often combine more than one type of helichrysum, as each type has a slightly different chemical composition and aroma. In this formula we have used a blend of Croatian and Bosnian helichrysums, to offer a broad spectrum of healing components and a more complex scent while remaining committed to using eco-friendly and sustainable ingredients. (We are no longer using Corsican helichrysum due to concerns about overharvesting in the region.) Helichrysum is one of the top essential oils for scar and other spot reduction and for wrinkle reversal, and is also used in wound and burn healing by medical aromatherapists.

Directions: Apply generously onto freshly washed face. Most skin types will benefit from following immediately with an emollient moisturizer, facial oil, or balm. (For sensitive skin types, though, we recommend applying aloe serums like this one over an oil or emollient moisturizer.) Ideally REFRIGERATE to protect freshness and enhance the cooling, refreshing, and depuffing properties.

Ingredients: Cold-press whole-leaf Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, Daucus carota (carrot) seed essential oil*, tocopherol (vit. E from non-GMO sunflowers), Helichrysum italicum (Italian everlasting) oil*, natural ECOCERT preservative {glycerin, Leuconostoc (radish root) ferment filtrate, Lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, Lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) extract, Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen) extract, gluconolactone}, natural ECOCERT emulsifier (glycerin, sucrose laurate, sucrose dilaurate, sucrose trilaurate, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate), Marticaria recutita (German blue chamomile) oil*, carbomer, ascorbic acid (vit. C), Mentha spicata (spearmint) oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract. Total essential oil content is 2.1%. *Certified organic. Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch.
Earthwise Beauty Yasuni Face Balm, which is also formulated for all types of skin, is an emollient and rich balm that is lightweight and very fast absorbing. This magnificent balm features cold-pressed plant butters, such as tucuma, bacuri and cupuaçu, that are responsibly sourced from the Amazon.

One of the remarkable features about this balm is the fact that the açai oil, which gently exfoliates and resurfaces the skin, acts much like retinol, but it does so gently and without redness, irritation or obvious peeling. Furthermore, it includes hydrating, and antioxidant-rich and anti-inflammatory, marula oil that leaves skin soft, smooth, hydrated and luminous.

It has a very interesting aroma that Earthwise Beauty describes as initially lightly fruity, "from the raspberry and cranberry oils, but there is also the grown-up element of freshly picked green coffee beans, and hints of fertile soil from the bacuri and of desert wind from the kokum butter." I would describe it as a berry aroma with a hint of rich earthiness, and it is very pleasant, but it is neither imposing, nor long-lasting.

According to Earthwise Beauty,

As soon as we launched our first face balm, Tigress, requests poured in for more face balms for more skin types, especially a balm without essential oils that would be appropriate for very sensitive skin. Ava had been immersed in a self-imposed plant butter study for two years by then, so creating a second balm was a matter of narrowing down the list of remarkable ingredients we already had on hand, and creating a focus for this new balm. 

Yasuni is based on fruit oils that have particularly high and wide-ranging phytonutrient levels and enzymatic action. This balm works similarly to a retinol on the skin, exfoliating and resurfacing it, but with none of the irritation, redness, or peeling often caused by actual retinol products. It is also an ideal balm for healing acne and reducing blackheads and oil production. 

Yasuni is named after the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Not many people outside of environmentalist circles have heard about this rainforest, but it is one of the most precious natural reserves still left on earth. Many scientists believe that is it the most biodiverse place on the planet, with record numbers of animal and plant species per geographic area. The story of the Yasuni rainforest is heartbreaking, because oil drilling has begun there despite the region's ecological importance. There is currently insufficient international support to help the government of Ecuador to maintain this natural reserve intact. We hope to raise awareness about this area so that we are all reminded to make purchasing and lifestyle choices with our planet in mind. 

...The açai oil exfoliates and resurfaces the skin similarly to a retinol product, but being a fruit oil, it doesn't overexfoliate or cause redness or intense peeling. Even more retinol-like action is supplied by the buriti oil, which is exceptionally high in betacarotenes. The enzymes keep sebum oil production in check, so oily skin types become more balanced and are not shiny at the end of the day, and the appearance of blackheads is greatly reduced over time. 

The deep green, whole-fruit açai fruit oil we've sourced is also the acne sufferer's dream come true: this very light, extract-like oil heals and dries up acne due to its enzymes and high vitamin C content, and unlike most other effective acne ingredients, it is nonirritating. The açai oil's anti-acne action is supported by the astringent kokum butter (cold extracted from mangosteen kernels), which helps to minimize pores, speed healing of acne breakouts, and promote skin firmness.

A few plant butters and other oils worth highlighting are the hydrating marula oil and cupuaçu butter, firming tucuma butter, deeply penetrating bacuri butter, sun-damage-correcting raspberry oil, and revitalizing cranberry oil.

Directions: Apply day and night all over the face or just on the more oily, acne-prone, and blackhead-prone areas. Yasuni may be blended with our Farizad's Veil Sun Reflector to add sun protection and to mattify the skin. Yasuni may also be blended with a few drops of a facial oil of choice for a looser, juicier balm.

Ingredients: Cold-press unrefined Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuaçu) seed butter†, cold-press unrefined Garcinia indica (kokum) seed butter†, cold-press unrefined Platonia insignis (bacuri) seed butter†, cold-press unrefined Astrocaryum tucuma seed butter†, cold-press unrefined Euterpe oleracea (açai) fruit oil†, cold-press unrefined non-GMO Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil (organic whenever available), cold-press unrefined Rubus ideaus (raspberry) seed oil*, cold-press unrefined Coffea arabica (green coffee) seed oil†, cold-press unrefined Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil*, tocopherol (vit. E from non-GMO sunflowers), cold-press unrefined Mauritia flexuosa (buriti) fruit oil†, Sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract. *Certified organic. †Responsibly wildcrafted. Certified cruelty free, vegan, handcrafted, small batch.
Boxwalla's boxes are elegant and perfect for gift-giving.
Bonus 30 Day Free Trial Filmstruck Membership
Above photo provided courtesy of Boxwalla.

Overall Assessment: This is my first time trying anything from Earthwise Beauty, and I am so impressed by their products that I definitely plan to further investigate the brand.  As always, this is such an amazing value from Boxwalla, and I highly recommend that you grab yours before they sell out.

The Beauty Boxes ship around the 5th of the month and if Boxwalla has any boxes left after the subscription closes, that they will be listed (at a higher price) under one-time boxes.

To order your Boxwalla December Beauty Box: www.theboxwalla.com  

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Guest Bathroom Holiday Picks for the Hair, Face and Body

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Now that the holiday season is upon us, many will not only be hosting the holidays at their homes, but also hosting lots of overnight guests. If you find yourself having both expected, and the occasional unexpected, overnight guests it is always a good idea to have a nicely stocked bathroom or guest bathroom to make your guests feel at home. Furthermore, many of your guests will likely be traveling by plane and may be packing light with respect to personal toiletries– therefore, the more prepared that you are for them, the more comfortable and pampered that they will be.

In addition to extra toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss, I like to have a variety of haircare, body care and skincare products from which my guests can choose. Since stocking your bathroom for your company can be expensive, I find that it is a good idea to purchase things that we will also actually use once everyone returns home.
Haircare products from shampoos and conditioners to a variety of styling products are always good to have on hand. ABBA is a haircare brand that I love, and have been using for years, and they have lovely gentle formulas that neither strip the hair, nor leave it frizzy and dry. I almost always have on or two of their shampoos and conditioners in my shower at any given time, and their Color Protection range is one of my favorites. (Note: I have the old packaging, but it has been updated)

About ABBA,

For over 25 years ABBA® Pure Performance Hair Care has been a leader in product formulation. We were the first brand to make 100% Vegan hair care products and our Gluten-Free ProQuinoa Complex™ delivers performance, protein and purity like no other professional salon brand on the market.

(ABBA Hair Care can be found at Ulta, Walmart and ABBA)
The Grandpa Soap Company is a new-to-me brand that was an immediate hit in my house. They have several different shampoos and conditioners, and the two that I have used are the Buttermilk and Witch Hazel collections. The former is nourishing, and perfect for dry and damaged hair, while the latter is clarifying and perfect to remove excessive styling product buildup during the holidays.

According to The Grandpa Soap Company,

A new tradition in haircare begins today with thoughtfully crafted shampoo and conditioner duos for all hair types. Cruelty-free formulas, natural ingredients, and recyclable components are at the heart of our soap making tradition.

(Available from The Grandpa Soap Company and Jet.com)
The Grandpa Soap Company's soaps, which are formulated for the face and body come in Oatmeal, Epsom Salt, Witch Hazel, Charcoal, Buttermilk, Cornmeal and Rose Clay formulas. They are natural, and they effectively cleanse the skin and neither dry it out, nor leave it tight and uncomfortable.

According to The Grandpa Soap Company,

Hardworking, simple and pure ingredients are the heart of our natural soap making tradition from our time honored heritage problem solvers to our dual-ingredient face and body soaps. You can find a whole line of soaps that have been thoughtfully crafted with the same attention to detail and respect for ingredients as Jess Hoffman in 1878.
Macadamia Professional Haircare makes wonderful haircare that effectively cares for and treats hair in need of moisture. I have several of their styling products that are perfect for my dry curly hair. Their Nourishing Moisture Masque is such a treat because it deeply moisturizes even the driest hair and leaves it soft, smooth, frizz-free and manageable. All of their products that I have tried enhance my curls, and leave my hair soft, smooth and hydrated.

According to Macadamia Professional,

At Macadamia Professional, we strive to create innovative hair products that address the diverse needs for women of all global hair textures. Macadamia Professional offers salon-quality hair care, treatment and styling products that address the unique moisture level and styling needs of every woman.

Three Care and Treatment Collections infuse the optimal moisture level into each hair texture, along with the benefits of our Pro Oil Complex, a unique blend of Macadamia and Argan Oils. A range of Macadamia Oil infused stylers offer varying levels of style control for hair of all global textures with the healing benefits of our Pro Oil Complex. This hair oil can be used for all textures, from baby fine to ultra-curly and coiled. It has a unique moisture level and style control need.

(Available from Macadamia Professional, Ulta, Amazon and Walmart)
Nubian Heritage products are healthy, affordable and such a great pleasure to use. I love their bath and body products and use them all of the time. My current favorite scent is their Honey & Black Seed collection because it has a rich, warm creamy aroma that is perfect for the colder weather and the holidays. Their body wash and soap both lather nicely, but never strip the skin or leave it dry and uncomfortable. Their lotions are rich and creamy, and yet fast-absorbing and very moisturizing.

Reviva Labs Collagen Fiber Eye Pads with Myoxinol Kit is something that you and your guests are likely to really appreciate during the holidays since they do a wonderful job smoothing lines, reducing puffiness and lightening dark circles. Given all of the excesses during the holidays, these eye pads are the perfect, and ultra-refreshing, antidote to holiday indulgences.

According to Reviva Labs,

Relaxes under eye tissue to smooth wrinkles and bags—but, unlike Botox, also hydrates and helps lighten dark circles – with immediate results. Includes four sets of two eye pads & 2 oz. bottle of mineral-rich skin energizing gel.

(Available from Reviva Labs,  Beauty Encounter, Jet.com, iHerb and Walmart)
7th Heaven Masks are fun and affordable, cruelty-free and effective. They draw out impurities and leave skin soft and smooth. They apply as a gel but when they dry they transform into a rubbery mask that you peel off in sheets. They are so fun to use, and even more fun to do with friends. At a mere $1.99 per mask, you can get enough for you and your overnight guests.
(Available from 7th Heaven and Ulta)
Mustela is a wonderful skincare brand for babies and mothers, but you neither have to be a baby, nor the mother of a baby to love their nourishing products. That said, if you are going to have family and friends with babies staying overnight, then Mustela products will be most appreciated by them. Their bubble bath, cleansing milk, bath oil, moisturizers and wipes are very gentle on even the most sensitive skin, and they leave it soft, smooth hydrated and pampered. Many of their products have light pleasant aromas, but others are fragrance-free.

According to Mustela,

We've provided skincare expertise for babies and mothers since 1950. Today, we offer a complete range of specially formulated skincare to best address the changes in the delicate skin of newborns, babies, children, and women who are mothers-to-be or new mothers.

The holidays often include long hours on one's feet, and in heels, and therefore it is imperative to give your tootsies a little extra pampering. Dr. Suzanne Levine, who is a New York City podiatrist, created a wonderful line of products to pamper your feet.  Dr. Levine's wonderful Foot and Hand Cream and highly effective Glycolic 10% Pads work in tandem to exfoliate dead skin cells and then offer rich moisture– the end result is baby's bottom soft feet that are smooth and moisturized. However, if you are spending a lot of time in heels over the holidays, she also has her fantastic Stiletto RX, which is a purse-size pain-relief spray, and her Pillows for Your Feet– which are wonderful soft-gel inserts that transform uncomfortable shoes into wearable ones. Furthermore, the soft-gel inserts were also conceived to alleviate back, knee, hip pain and to help reduce muscle cramping.
(Available from Dr. Susan Levine and Amazon)
Above: Dr. Suzanne Levine's Foot Facial Glycolic 10% Foot Pads.
Below: Dr. Suzanne Levine's Pillows for Your Feet
Overall Assessment: These are a few of the products that I plan to stock in my guest bathroom for family and friends this holiday season, but I will unquestionably add more things to the guest bathroom for their enjoyment and pampering as the holiday season progresses. What do you keep on hand for your holiday guests?

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Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Top Reads Before Thanksgiving

Lola's Secret Beauty Blog just reviewed a wonderful Rakuten Bonus Box that features four of Lancôme's bestsellers and customer favorites and it is quite clear why the skincare, makeup and fragrance selected are so iconic and beloved. #RANBonusBox #lancome 

There is no question that Charcoal is one of the hottest beauty ingredients right now. It is even in toothpaste! Pammy Blogs Beauty tries out the NEW Colgate Essentials with Charcoal

Although warm tones OWN the beauty world, there are gorgeous, cool-toned palettes, such as the Morphe x Jaclyn Hill Dark Magic Eyeshadow Palette, as well! What did Shipra of Taneja's Bride think of this palette? Find out! 

Beauty Info Zone will have you wrapped up in a sultry warmth with FarmHouse Fresh's Vanilla Bourbon Oil. This is why smell-o-blog should have been invented. 

Prime Beauty is heating up the kitchen with the new BECCA x Chrissy Cravings Collection. The gold, bronze and reds are perfect for the holiday season! 

Stacie from The Makeup Obsessed Mom has tips for you when choosing makeup for sensitive skin.

BeautyJudy shares her current five favorites this fall, including lots of metallic and glittery things!

You want to be the person that gives the gift that has them jumping up and down in delight. Well, Christa from Realizing Beauty shares the Holiday Beauty Gift Guaranteed to Please

Ever think about how much lipstick you end up ingesting? Never Say Die Beauty feels better about her lipstick obsession with natural, organic, GF, and CF Lip Service from luxury brand The Organics Skin Company

Jen of Laugh, Love, Contour had the opportunity to attend The Makeup Show in Los Angeles last weekend. Be sure to check out her post to learn the details! 

This week Polarbelle has a Get Ready With Me featuring some new and spectacular items. Watch for the NEW Stuff! DermablendPro Illuminating Banana Powder, ABH Sultry, Charlotte Tilbury, Dermablend Pro Illuminating Banana Powder and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sultry Palette with particular interest.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Shu Uemura X La Maison du Chocolat Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Hair Serum

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I am obsessed with Shu Uemura Art of Hair products because they are ultra-luxe, they boast serious efficacy and their textures are sublime. I have used their products for many years, and it is one of the best luxury brands in which I regularly luxuriate! This is one of my favorite styling products that I wanted to share with you from La Maison du Chocolat Holiday Collection– that is definitely worthy of your consideration.

Shu Uemura X La Maison du Chocolat Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Hair Serum is a BB Serum that is formulated to moisturize the hair without leaving it feeling heavy or weighed down, while smoothing and softening the hair to make it more manageable. It also protects the hair from blow drying and works wonders on fine to medium coarse hair. I also find it very effective as a leave-in when letting my hair dry naturally. It smoothes, tames frizz and moisturizes my fine naturally curly hair. The La Maison du Chocolat version is the same as the regular version, but it is housed in the chic limited edition holiday packaging, and it does not smell of chocolate.

According to Shu Uemura,

This holiday season, our artistic collaboration continues with the renown French Parisian chocolatier house, La Maison du Chocolat.

Our multi-benefit Blow Dry Beautifier Thermo BB Serum has been decorated with irresistibly delicious La Maison du Chocolat's iconic chocolates for a limited-edition makeover.

Multi-benefit blow-dry hair primer and perfector create care and control with a lightweight watery texture. This BB serum primes and protects hair from blow dry heat, smoothes and tames frizz, softens the hair, shapes and reshapes looks, and moisturizes without heaviness. Use this hair care and styling product for a flawless, effortless look with a nude effect. Perfect for fine to medium hair.
Directions: Apply to damp hair, do not rinse. Blow-dry and heat style to set desired shape. Reactivate by re-applying heat.

◉ Primes the hair fiber
◉ Moisturizes without heaviness
◉ Smooths and softens the hair
◉ Helps protect from blow dry heat
◉ Shapes and reshapes any look
◉ For fine to medium hair
◉ Heat protecting & styling BB hair serum for fine to medium hair
◉ For fine to medium type hair
Overall Assessment: I love this BB Hair Serum, and it really works wonders on my dry curly hair, whether I blow dry it or let it dry naturally. A+

$39.00 for 5 oz. from Shu Uemura Art of Hair (Affiliate Links).
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Friday, November 16, 2018

DERMA E Skin Restore Advanced Peptide & Collagen Moisturizer and Firming DMAE Eye Lift | Review

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DERMA E remains one of my very favorite affordable cruelty-free natural skincare brands, and I use their products all of the time. They make so many amazing products that live up to their claims, that pamper the skin, and that don't break the budget. I also love that their products are sold at Whole Foods Market– therefore I can easily pick things up while I am grocery shopping!

About DERMA E,

DERMA E didn’t start out in the beauty aisle or the boardroom. Instead, we began in a small health food store in Southern California. Our first product was a jar of Vitamin E 12,000 I.U. Moisturizing Cream. People were amazed at the results it had on their skin and word caught on.

Over the years we’ve introduced many extraordinary products, each one rooted in our belief that skin health can be visibly improved through the right combination of potent vitamins, wholesome nutrients and exceptional ingredients.

Today we’ve grown to become one of the largest natural facial care brands in the U.S. We attribute our success to honoring our customers with products that promote healthier-looking skin and business ethics that promote a healthier world.
DERMA-E Skin Restore Advanced Peptide & Collagen Moisturizer ($35.00 for 2 oz. from DERMA-E): I really like this cream a lot! First, it is rich and thick and yet it melts into the skin effortlessly and quickly. While it is formulated as a deep wrinkle moisturizer, and I don't have any deep wrinkles, I do find that it works well for my normal to combination skin with some fine lines.  The peptide-rich formula, in concert with the Matrixyl® synthe’6®, Argireline® and plant extract Pycnogenol®, makes this an effective cream that softens and smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, the antioxidant-rich ingredients intensely hydrate, protect and nourish the skin and leaves it moisturized and supple. I would be very curious to hear from any of you who have deep wrinkles to see whether you have tried this cream, and whether it has softened their appearance. I definitely see that my fine lines look softer and smoother, and the extent to which it moisturizes my skin is very impressive. There is no real detectable scent, and therefore it shouldn't pose a problem for anyone who is sensitive to fragrant skincare products.

According to DERMA E

New and Improved Formula! Deep Wrinkle Moisturizer is now Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer. A revolutionary double-action peptide cream to visibly soften and smooth the appearance of even the deepest wrinkles.

Feel forever young. This revolutionary, double-action moisturizer formulated with multi-peptides, Matrixyl® synthe’6® and Argireline®, helps to visibly soften and smooth the look of even the deepest wrinkles while plant extract Pycnogenol®, a powerful antioxidant, may help support healthy collagen. Powerful anti-aging peptides with benefits: • Matrixyl® synthe’6®: May help support collagen for healthy-looking tone and texture. • Argireline®: Helps to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines, leaving skin feeling soft. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants Vitamin C and Green Tea, this intense hydrating, peptide-infused formula helps to restore the look of your skin for a more youthful-looking appearance. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, GMO-free.

*Please note that DERMA E is in a packaging transition. There is a chance your products will arrive in the older package instead of new, please know that we assure you it is the same great formula with effective results.
Directions: Apply a rich layer onto clean face and neck. Use in the morning and evening alone or in combination with your favorite DERMA E moisturizer.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Vegetable Derived), Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Derived), Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 (Matrixyl® synthe’6®), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline®NP), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Pinus Pinaster (Pycnogenol®) Bark Extract, Acacia Seyal Gum Extract (Plant Derived Collagen), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Allantoin, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Zinc Oxide, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. *Certified Organic Ingredients, Due to the use of natural ingredients, the color of this product may slightly.
DERMA E Firming DMAE Eye Lift ($24.95 for 1/2 oz. from DERMA E): This is a very lightweight and fast-absorbing eye cream that is formulated to hydrate, lift, firm, smooth and tighten the delicate skin around the eyes while softening the appearance of fine lines. It is very concentrated, and therefore only a tiny amount is needed for both eyes. After using it for a couple of weeks I definitely noticed that the delicate skin under my eyes looked soft, supple, hydrated, luminous, lifted and my fine lines were softened. It's a really effective eye cream, and the price is quite a bargain. It has no detectable scent, and it doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes.

According to DERMA E,

This multi-action eye cream visibly lifts, firms and tightens the delicate eye area while smoothing crow’s feet.

Visibly lift, firm and tighten the delicate eye area while smoothing crow’s feet with this doctor-developed, multi-action eye treatment cream that contains advanced natural ingredients. InstaLift® Goji Berry glycopeptides add further firming, lifting and tightening antioxidant power. Advanced peptides Argireline® and Matrixyl® synthe'6® work together to soften facial muscles and synthesize new key components helping smooth wrinkles and discourage new lines from forming. Hyaluronic Acid, also known as nature's moisture magnet, infuses a surge of cooling eye moisture helping leave skin soft, smooth, tone and rehydrated. With continued use, this pro-collagen and pro-elastin blend leaves the delicate eye area firmer, smoother and younger-looking. 

100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, GMO-free.

Directions: Apply a small amount of Firming DMAE Eye Lift onto the fingertips and using light pressure, pat around the entire orbital area. For best results, use morning and evening. May be used under make-up.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Plant Derived), Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Coco-Caprylate (Coconut Derived), Stearyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived) , Propanediol (Vegetable Derived), Lycium Barbarum (InstaLift® Goji) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Derived), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Dimethyl MEA (DMAE), Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 (Matrixyl® synthe'6®), Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 (Argireline®NP), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid; Actimoist®Bio-1), Thioctic (Alpha-Lipoic) Acid, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Caffeine,  Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Vegetable Derived), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Overall Assessment: I like both the DERMA E Skin Restore Advanced Peptide & Collagen Moisturizer and Firming DMAE Eye Lift so much that I leave them out on my counter for easy access since I reach for them often.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Farmhouse Fresh Vanilla Bourbon Body Oil | Review

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I could wax poetic about all of the lovely Farmhouse Fresh skin and body care products that I have tried over the years, but sometimes even they outdo themselves, and such is the case with their brand new Vanilla Bourbon Body Oil. In fact, this utterly delectable body oil, with its rich, deep and creamy vanilla and bourbon aroma, is mouthwatering!

This wonderfully nourishing body oil contains high quality Madagascar Vanilla and rich Bourbon, and its scent is otherworldly and scrumptious. In fact, Farmhouse Fresh CEO, Shannon McLinden, asserts, “Vanilla Bourbon Body Oil looks and sounds like a magical dessert, but it’s a nourishing year-round moisturizer that instantly hydrates and softens hands, feet, arms, legs and other dry or rough spots with a silky-soft feel...We were thrilled to add local Bone Bourbon® to the formula because it’s an aged bourbon that gives this oil a beautiful, rich undertone.”

If you have ever tried other Farmhouse Fresh Body Oils, you are well aware that they are lightweight, fast-absorbing, ultra-nourishing and hydrating. This is precisely what you get with Farmhouse Fresh Vanilla Bourbon Body Oil, but there is something about this particular aroma during the cold winter months that is nothing short of perfection. I imagine a warm and toasty house, laughing with the people that I love, having great food and drinks, and somehow this scent embodies all of that warmth and comfort for me.

If you love warm and creamy vanilla aromas, then you really need to try this gem of a body oil. Furthermore, the price is incredible given that you receive a gorgeous 4.5 oz glass bottle for less than $20.00. It is a perfect gift for yourself, or for anyone on your gift list who loves nourishing body oils.

I like to apply this body oil to damp freshly cleansed skin, and it sinks in immediately without leaving behind any residue. Skin is left soft, smooth, supple and very moisturized. However, I have to tell you that I have also been applying it to dry hands, and I marvel about the extent to which it heals them during this cold weather. I do note that the aroma tends to fade after about 15-20 minutes, though some of the warmth and creaminess does persist a little longer.
According to Farmhouse Fresh,

Exotic in scent, color and texture, the new Vanilla Bourbon Body Oil by FarmHouse Fresh® is a subtle blend of light, botanical oils that lightly fragrance skin with Madagascar vanilla and small batch, Texas-distilled bourbon.

The soft scent of your delicious dreams! Instantly soothe your skin into splendor with this delectable Vanilla Bourbon Body Oil and its full spectrum of skin-repairing omega-3, 6 & 9 fatty acids. The soft, warm notes of Madagascar vanilla and freshly distilled small batch Texas bourbon are a luxurious and delicious treat.

Apply directly to skin as a light but deeply hydrating body oil. Vanilla Bourbon Oil includes U.S.-grown non-GMO soy which is known for its highly repairing properties for dry skin and a blend of other oils that impart wonderful benefits to skin including Grapeseed and Olive Fruit, which contain powerful antioxidants which diminish the look of the damaging effects of sun and improve skin's texture.
Select Ingredients and their Benefits:

This light botanical oil contains Madagascar vanilla; Non-GMO soybean, jojoba, sunflower and apricot kernel oils, which have high natural moisturizing factors that help skin retain moisture and reduce dryness; grapeseed and olive fruit oils, which have powerful antioxidants that diminish the damaging effects of the sun, enhance the synthesis of healthy collagen and elastin, and improve skin’s texture; Shea butter, which deeply hydrates skin; cocoa seed butter; and vitamin E. Plus, Texas-distilled bourbon adds a subtle sophistication to the product’s all natural scent. The 99%-natural, vegan, and gluten-free formula is free of parabens, sulfates and mineral oil.

Ingredients: Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Vitis Vivifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ethyl Alcohol (Bourbon), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, *Parfum, Tocopherol. *Natural fragrance derived from 100% natural sources. U.S.-grown & Non-GMO Soy. Texas distilled small batch Bourbon.
Overall Assessment: Seriously, if you have a penchant for warm, complex and creamy vanilla aromas, then this body oil is REALLY worth having. I am using my bottle up far too quickly because I am obsessed with the scent, and despite the fact that I have more body oils than any sensible human needs, I definitely plan to replace this bottle as soon as I finish it.

$19.00 for 4.5 oz. from Farmhouse Fresh (Unaffiliated Links).
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Au Naturale High Lustre Lip Gloss in Magnolia | Review and Swatches

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I have been wanting to try Au Naturale High Lustre Lip Glosses for a while, and every single time that I am grocery shopping at Whole Foods Market I forget to swatch them, and end up either loading bags of groceries into my car, or driving away before I realize that I yet again forgot. This last time, however, I was so annoyed with myself for repeatedly forgetting that I went to the display before I started grocery shopping. One swatch was all it took for me to select Magnolia– which is a stunning lightly frosted luminous pink. It is, in a word, stunning!

It is a cruelty-free, 100% natural and vegan lip gloss that is filled with healthy skincare ingredients that nourish, protect and moisturize the lips. It boasts a non-sticky texture, and a silky smooth consistency, and it glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly and it has a gorgeous shimmering glossy shine. It neither migrates, nor pools in lip lines, and I get several hours of wear-time from a single application provided that I don't eat something oily (like salad dressing). It has a light semi-fruity scent and flavor, but it is neither intrusive, nor is it long-lasting.
According to Au Naturale, 

Our High Lustre Lip Gloss is formulated to infuse your lips with life and color. Our Advice: rock it solo or over your favorite Au Naturale Eternity Lipstick for a more dimensional look.
Available Shades:
Nudist: a luminous nude pigment with a high sheen. 
Poppy: a vibrant semi-translucent coral gloss.
Magnolia: high sheen meets lightly frosted pink pigment (shown). 
Ravish: a bright pink with orchid undertones. 
Dusty Crimson: a deep red wine, with subtle plum undertones. 
Orchid: a muted plum pigment with a soft shimmer. 
Passion Fruit: a simplistic dusty pink. 
Cashmere: a muted mauve. 
Ultra: a sheer electric orchid.
Slip: a barely there warm pink.
Fortune: a sheer peachy gloss with pink + gold shimmer.
About Au Naturale,

Ashley Prange was working as a nuclear analyst in D.C. when she decided that going “au naturale” [makeup free] shouldn’t be her only way to avoid breakouts & irritation. She did her research, dubbed her coffee grinder a mineral mixer & set out to create makeup that would leave her skin as happy as it was after a week of nakedness. Her mission was to use exclusively healthy, natural & ethically sourced ingredients to develop a replacement for each and every product in her former beauty routine. Her skin’s new found glow didn’t go unnoticed, and it wasn’t long before she had waitlist of personalized orders from friends and colleagues. In 2011, Prange began her e-commerce business, Au Naturale Cosmetics. It has since evolved into both a brand & a cause responsible for starting a Clean Beauty Revolution all over the world.

Formulated without animal bi-products, synthetic preservatives, nano particles, gluten, parabens, fillers or toxins, our High Lustre Lip Gloss is 100% natural, cruelty-free, vegan and made in the USA.

Select Ingredients and Their Attributes:

Castor Seed Oil (Ricinus Communis): "obtained from the seeds of the Ricinus Communis plant,
this oil is primarily ricinoleic acid which inhibits the growth of many viruses, bacteria, molds, and
more, keeping our products fresh. Castor seed oil also acts as a natural barrier, keeping moisture
and pigment saturation up."

Raspberry Essential Oil (Rubus Idaeus): "this oil absorbs a range of harmful UV rays and acts as
an anti-inflammatory while high linolenic acid renders it helpful to dry skin. It also has anti-aging
benefits, holds in moisture and is a high source of Vitamin E."

Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondisa Chinensis): "produced from the seed of organic Jojoba plants, this
“liquid wax” closely resembles the natural oils produced by the skin making it ultra-moisturizing,
easily absorbed and beneficial for all skin types."

Mineral Pigment"s: derived straight from the earth, these mineral pigments include titanium dioxides, iron oxides and micas and are safe for cosmetic use. All of our pigments are non-nano particles, to avoid maximum absorption into the bloodstream."

Ingredients: Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Camelina Sativa (Camelina Seed) Oil*, Copernica Prunifera (Carnauba Wax)*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Natural FEMA Gras Aromatics. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Micas, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) derived from Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil. *USDA Certified Organic
Overall Assessment: I am so thrilled by this purchase, and am happy that I actually remembered to make it! I am definitely considering picking up another color or two because I am smitten with the formula. Next time I am going to take a look at Nudist, Slip and Fortune, and I will certainly let you know which one(s) make it into my grocery cart.

$18.00 for 3.8 grams from Au Naturale, Au Natural's Official Amazon Store and Petit Vour (Affiliate Links).

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lancôme Best Sellers Rakuten Bonus Box Review | November 2018 #RANBonusBox

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First I must express my heartfelt gratitude, appreciation and thanks to Lancôme and Rakuten Affiliate Network for having selected me, among a mere 30 beauty bloggers to review their utterly amazing Lancôme Rakuten Bonus Box. It is such a privilege and honor to have been among the select few to receive this lovely #RANBonusBox filled with some of Lancôme's iconic best-sellers.

I was actually so impressed when I opened the box that I simply could not conceal my excitement! After I finished doing an effusive happy dance, I tried to settle down to unbox and behold the magnificence of this box of Lancôme best sellers!
This box includes the following full-size Lancôme skincare and makeup products:
 Lancôme Rakuten Bonus Box #RANBonusBox
Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum ($78.00 for 1 oz. from Lancôme): Formulated for all types of skin, this anti-aging serum is lightweight and fast-absorbing, and it immediately melts into the skin leaving behind no residue whatsoever. Lancôme describes it as a "fast-acting serum that reveals smoother, more radiant skin in as little as 7 days," and I definitely noticed that my skin was smoother and more radiant after about a week. I have used deluxe samples before and like the way that my skin looks and feels after use, but I will need to use it longer to see if it improves skin tone, firmness and elasticity. I should note that this serum has no detectable scent– despite the fact that fragrance is listed in its ingredients.

According to Lancôme,

A fast-acting anti-aging serum that reveals smoother, more radiant skin in as little as 7 days. No regimen is complete without Advanced Génifique, the first step to every beauty routine. This powerful anti-aging serum works to improve skin's key signs of youth: radiance, elasticity, firmness, skin tone, and smoothness. See visible results in just 7 days. This patented formula, which contains Bifidus extract, helps strengthen and protect skin's moisture barrier. The bottle features an exclusive self-loading dropper for the perfect dosage of serum with every application. This serum is designed for every woman, all skin types, and multiple ethnicities.
Directions: Gently apply onto cleansed face and neck, morning and night. The self-loading dropper gives you the perfect dose every time.  Follow with a moisturizer.

• Keep a bottle in the fridge for instant relief after being outside in the sun or wind.
• Mix a drop into your foundation to give a great glow to the skin.
• Put a small drop on to dry lips before you apply lip liner and lipstick to smooth the lines on the lips.

Ingredients: Water, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Faex Extract/Yeast Extract/Extrait De Levure, Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Octyldodecanol, Citronellol, Fragrance. [Active Ingredient: Bifidus extract]
Lancôme Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Light Day Cream ($99.00 for 1.7 oz. from Lancôme): This thick day cream is surprisingly lightweight and fast-absorbing. It has a luscious silky-smooth texture that melts into the skin effortlessly, and leaves it immediately looking and feeling soft, smooth supple, hydrated and moisturized, and those benefits last all day. It includes an SPF 15 for added protection, but since I live in Southern California, I never leave the house wearing anything less than an SPF 30. I should not that it does have a light semi-floral fragrance, but it isn't in the least bit cloying or long-lasting.
According to Lancôme,

Lancôme’s powerful day lightweight cream visibly lifts and tightens all facial zones, blending seamlessly into the skin for a refined, new softness. This bestselling formula works to minimize signs of aging, such as sagging, wrinkles, & fine lines. This lightweight, fresh texture features Vitamin E and provides all-day moisture and hydration. See visibly lifted cheekbones, a tightened jawline and improved definition of all facial contours.
 Directions: Smooth onto clean face and neck daily.
Ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Alcohol Denat., Dipropylene Glycol, Synthetic Wax, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Ci 14700 / Red 4, Ci 19140 / Yellow 5, Guanosine, Cyathea Medullaris Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Secale Cereale Extract / Rye Seed Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Faex Extract / Yeast Extract / Extrait De Levure, Adenosine, Magnesium Sulfate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Nylon-12, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Limonene, Pentylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Parfum / Fragrance, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Disodium Edta, Citronellol, Coumarin, Glycine Soja Protein / Soybean Protein.
Lancôme Définicils Natural Yet Noticeable Lashes Mascara in Deep Black ($27.50 for 0.20 oz. from Lancôme): I think that it is safe to say that this mascara has been the number 1 mascara for over 16 years for good reason! Not only does it exquisitely define lashes, but it separates them without clumping, and it lengthens them beautifully– while remaining natural-looking. There is no flaking, no smudging and it lasts on my lashes all day long. It is available in three colors: Black, Deep Black and Deep Brown. I have Deep Black, which is a rich opaque black, that adds depth to my dark brown lashes without looking artificial. This mascara is fragrance-free, suitable for people who wear contact lenses, and it does not irritate my sensitive eyes.

According to Lancôme,

The number 1 mascara for over 16 years! For lavishly long, perfectly defined lashes, this iconic award-winning mascara provides the ultimate in separation and has been the number 1 mascara for 16+ years! Carefully selected polymers coat each lash from root to tip, to help lengthen and outline each lash for unmatched definition. This best-selling mascara's unique brush applicator has specially grooved bristles that hold the perfect amount of product for gradual, even application every time.
  • Delivers longer, high-definition lashes instantly
  • Perfectly lengthens and separates lashes for natural look
  • Ophthalmologist-tested. Fragrance-Free. Suitable for contact lens wearers
  • Bio-selective polymers cling to the lashes through electrical attraction
  • Bristles are placed in “hedgehog” pattern
  • Each bristle is grooved to hold the product, allowing gradual application and even spread of the formula
Ingredients: Aqua / Water / Eau, Paraffin, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire Dabeille, Acacia Senegal / Acacia Senegal Gum, Palmitic Acid, Cera, Carnauba / Carnauba Wax / Cire De Carnauba, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Polymethacrylate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Simethicone, Bht, Silica, Polyquaternium-10, [+/- May Contain / Peut Contenir, Ci 77499, Ci 77492, Ci 77491 / Iron Oxides, Ci 77007 /Ultramarines, Mica, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 75470 / Carmine, Ci 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide].
Lancôme La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum Spray ($72.00 for 1 oz. from Lancôme): This lovely Eau de Parfum boasts a very feminine aroma that is comprised of floral top notes, informed by Iris, middle notes of a warm and creamy Patchouli (that isn't in the least bit pungent) and sweet base notes that Lancôme describes as, "a sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance." The combination of this amalgam of seemingly disparate notes is a creamy, warm floral that is neither too sweet, nor in the least bit pungent. Of course fragrances wear differently on each person because of the way in which individual body chemistry transforms fragrances, but this lovely fragrance is definitely worth trying.

According to Lancôme,

'La vie est belle', a French expression meaning 'Life is beautiful'; the manifesto of a new era. Universal yet personal, Lancôme’s femininity is a choice embraced by women, not an imposed standard. The choice to live one’s life and fill it with beauty. Your own way.

Lancôme has long fostered this conviction, and shares it today with all women in the form of an exceptional creation. The fragrance of joyful femininity and happiness. The fragrance that makes life more beautiful.

La vie est belle introduces a new olfactive story, the first ever iris gourmand. The juice is made with the most precious natural ingredients, a modern interpretation of an oriental fragrance with a twist of gourmand. It entwines the elegance of iris with the strength of Patchouli and the sweetness of a gourmand blend; for an incredible scent with depth and complexity.

Top Note: The elegance of Iris becomes the backbone of the fragrance. It blossoms from the first to the last note like never before.
Middle Note: The strength of Patchouli gives strength and depth.
Base Note: A sweet gourmand adds a burst of unexpected radiance.

About the Bottle,

A true testament to Lancôme’s heritage, the bottle is inspired by a masterpiece from the Lancôme archives. A modern take on “The Crystal Smile” created in 1949 by artistic director George Delhomme. This bottle captures Lancôme founder Armand Petitjean’s vision of femininity, represented here in the shape of a smile.
 Lancôme Rakuten Bonus Box #RANBonusBox
Overall Assessment: This is such an impressive collection of Lancôme products, and it really is quite clear why these are customer favorites, and therefore best sellers. Thanks again, Lancôme and Rakuten– this #RANBonusBox is absolutely incredible!

Are any of these products among your favorites from Lancôme, or do you have other favorites? Do tell!

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