Friday, August 17, 2018

LA PEAU Night Cream-Gel: The Best Thing to Happen to Nighttime Since Sleep! | Review #LaPeau

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I have loved LA PEAU Skincare since I began using their products in 2015. Three years later, I have to say that I am just as impressed as I was when I first tried their beautifully elegant products. This refreshingly edited collection simply features 3 products– all of which are astoundingly effective, and a true unmitigated pleasure to use. Their Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Contour all boast lightweight and fast absorbing gel formulas that unmistakably refresh the skin while simultaneously delivering deep hydration. Skin is left soft, supple, nourished and hydrated. Furthermore, fine lines are softened and plumped, and skin is left looking, and feeling, more healthy and youthful. I should also note that all of their products are fragrance-free, and therefore will not pose a problem to those among you who dislike or can't tolerate scented skincare products.
About LA PEAU,

Founded in 2001, BFutur Suisse SA,, is a privately held Swiss biotech company, specialized in the conception and development of active ingredients for cosmetic applications. The company headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland and its North-American branch in Montréal, Canada.

The company has developed an anti-aging and antioxidant skincare range named LA PEAU, based on the usage of a new proprietary molecular complex - the BCell. Stabilized after 4 years of research by prominent scientists & biotech experts from Geneva and Stanford Universities, the BeCell complex, is the basis of the 3 product skincare range LA PEAU; it is a revolutionary complex, stemming from years of research on the skin, that helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

Easily absorbed, it stimulates cellular metabolism to nourish and regenerate the skin. BeCell is free of any animal protein. It is composed of the finest antioxidants, amino acids, oligo elements & vitamins with proven anti-wrinkle properties; it regulates the skin's moisture level while providing long-lasting hydration. LA PEAU projects an authentic Swiss luxury product line based upon perception of treatment qualities vs. purely cosmetic benefits. It has been launched as the most exclusive Swiss antioxidant product on the market, derived from years of biotech research - more effective than any other product on the market.
Product Claims:

The texture is different than the normal creams & the instant feeling is one of purity & efficacy. Non-oily, LA PEAU penetrates fast into the skin, hydrates it immediately without leaving the messy greasiness on your face; the skin becomes much firmer.

The 3 products of the skincare range - Night, Day and Eye Contour - are easily absorbed due to their non-greasy texture. All products are non animal and fragrance free.

LA PEAU 3-product skincare range uses the BCell complex in all its formulations and contains no animal substances. The visual results are compelling: after 28 days of daily use of LA PEAU products, skin looks dramatically smoother & firmer. All 3 products have the same fast absorbing, non-greasy texture that restores the elasticity of the skin while delaying its aging process.
LA PEAU Night Cream-Gel: Age Defying Complex: After cleansing my skin at night, I apply a small amount of this cream to my face, neck and décolleté and watch as it mysteriously melts into my skin. It has a light to mid-weight cream-gel texture that is silky-smooth to the touch and that immediately sinks in without leaving behind any sort of residue. While I note that my skin   becomes ultra-hydrated and luminous right away– it isn't until the following morning, when I awaken that I really see the difference. Fine lines are plumped and softened, and my skin has a pronounced healthy dewy glow. In fact, my skin looks so good when I use this cream that one might get the impression that I had just experienced a 5 star spa treatment. My skin boasts a pronounced clarity, I look more rested and my skin feels baby soft. I cannot sufficiently underscore the extent to which this cream surpassed my expectations.

According to LA PEAU,

LA PEAU stimulating Night Cream with its especially conceived molecular complex - the BCell Complex - contains active ingredients that penetrate in the skin and repair damaged cells. The action of the BeCell Complex is based on a two-phase sequence. First, it gently purifies the skin to allow better absorption. Next, active fragments of the BeCell Complex penetrate skin cells, diagnose possible damage, and repair them.

Directions: Apply gently every night on a clean face.
Overall Assessment: This really is one of the best things to happen to my nighttime routine since sleep!

$90.00 for 1 oz. from LA PEAU (Unaffiliated Links),
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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Bodyography Trifecta Perfecta for Summer

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I was recently introduced to the makeup and skincare brand, Bodyography, and I thought that I would share my initial impressions about the products that I have tried from their range. Their cruelty-free products are quite pleasurable to use, they deliver on their promises, and they are affordable. Unsurprisingly, the three products that I received are perfect for the warm months of summer, and will definitely work well as the weather transitions into fall.

About Bodyography,

Bodyography is a boutique professional makeup line for amateurs and professionals alike, conceptualized and manufactured in the USA. But we're more than just your traditional makeup line. We offer cruelty-free, mineral-based makeup with clean ingredients that are infused with skincare benefits such as fruit and plant-derived vitamins and antioxidants. Along with our top-of-the-line formulations, we also offer Vegan, Paraben-Free, and Gluten-Free products that will fit into any lifestyle. The color payoff and quality of our products are undeniable, but what really makes us shine is the way our makeup feels on the skin—our weightless formulas are incomparable!
Bodyography Hydrating Mask ($31.00 for 1.9 oz. from Bodyography): I am such a huge fan of antioxidant-rich hydrating masks, and especially love using them during the hot months of summer– when my normal to combination skin has a tendency to become a bit dehydrated. This delectable mask smells like watermelon and has a thick, silky-smooth consistency that feels amazing on the skin. After massaging it into clean skin, and leaving it on for about 15 minutes, this mask leaves skin remarkably hydrated while it plumps fine lines and leaves skin soft, smooth, and dewy.

According to Bodyography,

Formulated with age-defying antioxidant fruit and plant extracts, this remarkably active mask hydrates skin while improving texture and reducing dryness and fine lines. Antioxidants like Watermelon, Green Tea, and Apple Fruit Extract give your skin a healthy boost and a beautiful natural glow. With continued use, this mask will leave skin plump, soft, hydrated, and ready to face the day.
• Cruelty-Free & Gluten-Free
• Infused with age-defying antioxidant fruit & plant extracts
• Hydrates & smooths skin
• Can be used daily for ultimate hydration
• Formulated without parabens, gluten, sulfates, phthalates, & triclosan

Directions: Massage a thick layer on cleansed face. Leave on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with water.
Bodyography Hydrating Mask Ingredients
Bodyography Foundation Primer ($31.00 for 1 oz. from Bodyography): This silicone-based hydrating primer has the most luxurious velvety texture against the skin. It is filled with nourishing antioxidants, vitamins and hydrating oils that moisturize the skin while leaving a perfect base for foundations. It softens the appearance of fine lines and improves the longevity of foundations, tinted moisturizers and other finishing products.

According to Bodycology,

Since its release, our Foundation Primer has become one of our most popular products. With antioxidants, vitamins A and E, and Jojoba and Grape Seed oil, this weightless, anti-aging primer fills in fine lines and wrinkles, prevents collagen breakdown, and gives the skin a silky smooth, long-lasting, flawless base.
• Cruelty-Free & Gluten-Free
• Extends the wear of foundation & controls oil & shine
• Creates a uniform canvas for flawless makeup application
• Softens fine lines & wrinkles
• Non-comedogenic formula won't clog pores
• Formulated without parabens & gluten
 Bodyography Foundation Primer Ingredients
Bodyography Epic Lash Lengthening & Curling Mascara ($20.00 for 0.3 oz. from Bodyography): I don't tend to get very worked up about mascaras, and truth be told it is one makeup product that I often skip altogether. That said, I really like this one. It is jet-black, as Bodycology asserts, and it does a very respectable job lengthening and volumizing lashes. The unique shape of the wand is constructed to lift and curl, but it also enables one to easily separate lashes, to avoid clumping, and it lets you get into the lower lashes without any trouble!

According to Bodyography,

A jet-black mascara that lengthens, volumizes, curls and conditions lashes. Features a unique silicone double-sided comb wand for ultimate lift and curl.
• Cruelty-Free & Gluten-Free
• Helps lashes appear wider, fuller, & stronger with Widelash™ containing Provitamin B5
• Comfortable all-day wear that will not flake or smudge
• Build lashes to your desired volume & effect
• Best removed with warm water followed by a makeup wipe
• Formulated without parabens & gluten 
Overall Assessment: I am quite impressed by these three gems from Bodyography, and am thoroughly obsessed with the Hydrating Mask. I am sufficiently impressed that I want to further investigate their skincare and makeup.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Sisley Paris Eye Contour Mask | Review

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If you are seeking an effective mask that reduces the appearance of under eye puffiness, dark circles and fine lines– then Sisley Paris Eye Contour Mask needs to be on your radar. I have used this luxury treat for more than 3 1/2 years, and it is definitely my secret weapon for those days when I wake up with puffiness because I am exhausted and didn't get nearly enough sleep.  It is a smoothing mask, that is suitable for all types of skin, and it is specifically formulated to reduce puffiness, lighten dark circles and soften the appearance of fine lines.

On me, I have noted that it deeply hydrates the skin, efficiently smooths and plumps fine lines, reduces the appearance of puffiness and has lightened my dark circles associated with a poor night of sleep. The richly hydrating gel-based formula feels refreshing and lightly cooling, and immediately nourishes and moisturizes the skin leaving it soft, smooth, supple, lifted and dewy.

The recommendation is to apply a thick layer and to leave it on for about 10 minutes, and then gently tissue it off. However, I prefer to apply a moderate layer and leave it on for about 20 minutes instead. The results are impressive, and it is such a pleasure to use. I should remind you that I have sensitive eyes, and that this gentle formula does not irritate them or cause them to water. There is a very light aroma, presumably from the ingredients rather than an added fragrance, that is barely detectable.
According to Sisley Paris,

The Eye Contour Mask is an express smoothing mask used to reduce under-eye puffiness. This mask is specifically formulated for the fragile skin of the eye contour. With its unique combination of active ingredients (Ginkgo biloba, Arnica, Horse Chestnut, Linden blossom), vitamins (Provitamin B5 and Vitamin E acetate), and oligo-elements (Malachite and Chlorella), it works within 10 minutes to hydrate and reduce signs of fatigue. Fine lines around the eye are visibly smoothed, puffiness and dark circles appear reduced, and the eye contour area overall looks enhanced. Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested for tolerance.

Fine lines around the eye are visibly reduced, the eye contour and eyelids appear smoothed. Within ten minutes, the delicate area around the eye looks refreshed and signs of fatigue appear diminished.

Directions: Two or three times a week, in the morning and evening, apply to clean, dry skin in a thick layer on the eye contour and eyelids. Allow to remain on the skin for ten minutes, then wipe away any excess (if necessary) without rinsing.

Select Ingredients and their Attributes:

  • Natural Glycerin moisturizes and reduces the appearance of fine lines
  • Ginkgo Biloba Extract helps improve skin tonicity and drain sluggish lymphatic systems

Select Ingredients: Arnica, Chestnut tree, Gingko Biloba, Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamins E and B5, Chlorella, Malachite, Linden, Alpha-Bisabolol, Rose Water.
Overall Assessment: I love this eye mask, and don't know why it has taken me so long to share its virtues with you. I will definitely purchase a replacement tube once I finish this one. A+

$145.00 for 1.16 oz. from Sisley Paris, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth AvenueBloomingdale's, Space NK UK, Debenhams, HarrodsNet-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman, Violet Grey and Cos Bar (Affiliate Links).

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Farmhouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion

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Farmhouse Fresh Maypop Steeped Milk Lotion, which is the latest launch from this utterly magnificent brand, is an infused milk that is blended into the lotion, and the result is a rich and creamy moisturizer that leaves the skin soft, smooth, supple, nourished and scented with a delectable passion fruit aroma. While it is very moisturizing, and perfectly suited for dry skin, it does sink in very quickly, and it does so without leaving behind a greasy residue. The aroma, which is the perfect embodiment of summer, is hypnotic and intoxicatingly beautiful.

According to Farmhouse Fresh,

We have a passion for uncommon harvests! Meet Maypop Steeped Milk Hand Lotion. This dreamy hydrator is as enchanting as it is moisturizing. Its delightful passion fruit aroma is worth swooning over! Plus, it comes in a luxurious, recyclable tube. Hydrate on guilt-free!

To make this uncommonly crafted nourishing lotion that banishes dry skin, we slow-steep U.S.-grown passion fruit pulp into creamy organic coconut milk. This freshly steeped milk is then blended into our lotions, making these the most precious & pristine bottles of infused, feathery softness you've ever enjoyed.

These Steeped Milk Lotions are a thicker consistency than our Body Milk Lotions, plus they have a velvety smooth feel you will adore!
Key ingredients for this vegan product include: safflower and sunflower seed oils, which are high in linoleic acid and quickly reverse skin deficiencies like dryness, scaliness, redness, and more; coconut oil, which contains fatty acids that help eliminate moisture loss in skin; sodium hyaluronate and Tremella mushroom extract which hold several times their weight in water, helping reduce the loss of moisture through evaporation; panthenol, which improves wound healing; carob; verbena; and beet.

Ingredients: Water/Eau, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Incarnata (Passionfruit) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Parfum*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Tremella Fuciformis Sporacarp Extract, Verbena Officinalis Extract, Ceratonia Silique (Carob) Fruit Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin *All Farmhouse Fresh fragrances are phthalate-free.
Overall Assessment: I am obsessed with this lotion, and am already thinking about purchasing a backup because I will likely run out within the next month. A+

$31.00 for 8 oz. glass bottle and $15.00 for a 2.4 oz. tube from Farmhouse Fresh (Unaffiliated Links).
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Monday, August 13, 2018

ColorProof Evolved Color Care for Gorgeous Locks

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ColorProof Evolved Color Care is a complete line of cruelty-free professional salon haircare products designed exclusively for color-treated hair. Their formulas are a combination of the latest innovations in cutting-edge ingredient technology coupled with high quality ingredients that together to create very effective, and gentle, products to treat color-treated hair. I am constantly on the lookout for effective haircare lines that extend the life of color treatments, while being nourishing enough to care for my curls.
ColorProof CrazySmooth Shampoo ($39.00 for 10.1 oz. from ColorProof): This shampoo is such a wonderful choice for people with frizz-prone dry hair because it is moisturizing and soothing. It is one of my favorite shampoos for my dry, curly color-treated hair since it is non-stripping and non-drying. 

According ColorProof,

Prepare yourself to be amazed. Breakthrough smoothing, de-frizzing technology, featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter, instantly eliminates unruly frizz and infuses hair with extreme smoothness, shine and super healthy condition without weighing hair down. This 100% vegan formula gently cleanses, rinsing clean for long lasting, brilliant color without the use of harsh sulfates, salts or gluten.

  • Moisturizes and detangles while cleansing
  • Eliminates frizz while infusing unsurpassed smoothness, softness and shine into hair
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection
  • Perfect for daily use
ColorProof CrazySmooth Condition ($39.00 for 8.5 oz. from ColorProof): Not only does this conditioner fight frizz and moisturize the hair, but it effectively detangles and leaves the hair smooth soft, shiny and silky-smooth.

According ColorProof,

Experience vibrant, glossy, smooth-as-silk results while nourishing and detangling. Next generation smoothing technology featuring a proprietary blend of exclusive oils including Camellia Oil from Japan and Abyssinian Oil from Africa, with seaweed and shea butter, instantly softens, smoothes and defrizzes hair while returning it to its healthiest condition ever. This 100% vegan formula nourishes, tames and defies with color and heat protection without the use of sulfates, salts or gluten. Drive your hair crazy smooth.

  • Eliminates frizz while infusing unsurpassed smoothness, softness and shine into hair
  • Nourishes and replenishes dry hair
  • Restores luster and vitality
  • Detangles and leaves hair smooth as silk
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection
  • Perfect for daily use
Directions: Apply from scalp to ends. Leave on up to one minute. Rinse thoroughly. Tip: Mix with a small amount of CrazySmooth® Extreme Shine Treatment Oil as a booster for extra smooth, shiny hair.
ColorProof ClearItUp Detox Shampoo ($34.00 for 10.1 oz. from ColorProof): Unlike many clarifying shampoos that dry and strip the hair, this gentle shampoo effectively removes product buildup without compromising the longevity of color treatments. I don't often use clarifying shampoos, but when I do this is my choice.

According to ColorProof,

This 100% vegan, next generation, super-charged detoxifier is the ultimate rehab for color treated hair. Special ingredients, including baking soda and Vitamins C and E, very gently cleanse and deodorize hair while removing dulling build-up, without stripping color. Leaves hair feeling amazingly clean, soft, touchable and weightless, unlike any clarifying shampoo you've ever used. Unleash your shiniest, most vibrant color ever.

  • Extremely gentle and non-stripping, unlike other clarifiers
  • Revives hair leaving it clean and touchable
  • Excellent to use before color services and to treat swimmers' green
  • Unsurpassed color and heat protection
Directions: Apply small amount to wet hair, massage into scalp. Leave on for up to 2 minutes. Rinse well. Use as often as needed. Great for swimmers, athletes, or anyone needing extra clean, residue-free hair.
ColorProof BioRepair-8 Anti-Aging Scalp & Hair Therapy Kit ($132.00 for the set from ColorProof): I do not have thinning hair, and therefore I can't personally report on the efficacy of this kit for that purpose. However, I have tested it to see what it would do for my hair, and I noted that my hair was volumized. If you have thinning hair, you will definitely experience added volume and hair thickening, and the brush will help with microcirculation to help stimulate the follicles.

According to ColorProof,

BioRepair-8 is our first skin-care inspired, scientifically advanced treatment that uniquely targets the four main causes of hair loss. We’ve harnessed advanced plant bio-cellular technology to combat the signs of aging, thinning, color-treated hair.

  • Stops DHT absorption and prevents follicle minimization
  • Increases microcirculation and exfoliates the scalp
  • Combats follicle aging for healthy new growth cycles
  • Repairs the tissue responsible for the strong anchoring of new hair growth
  • Adds supersonic volume and thickens hair
  • Strengthens and repairs weak hair from the inside out
  • Provides unsurpassed UVA/UVB color and heat protection
Kit Includes: Full Size - 8.5 oz Shampoo and Condition with 3.4 oz Serum + Scalp Care Brush

Overall Assessment: If you have color treated hair, then I highly recommend trying ColorProof haircare. If you have curly hair that is also color treated, then I can tell you firsthand that these products will pamper your dry tresses. The ColorProof CrazySmooth Shampoo and Conditioner are among my favorite products that I reach for all of the time.

Available at Spas and Hair Salons. Locate an authorized salon HERE.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Last Chance Charlotte Tilbury 40% Off Summer Sale

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Charlotte Tilbury’s exclusive Summer Sale is here, and she's offering 40% off selected products! This is your unique opportunity to indulge in red carpet beauty with exclusive discounts! Ends Monday, August 13, 2018.

For a limited time: Spend $150 or over and receive a FREE 1st Edition Makeup Bag!
Here are some of the amazing products on SALE:

Saturday, August 11, 2018

The Beauty Spotlight Team Week in Review | Saturday, August 11

Rodin Olio Lusso Facial Cleansing Powder, which is a new obsession on Lola's Secret Beauty Blog, is a gentle exfoliating cleanser that leaves skin so soft, smooth and supple. Plus, it never strips the skin and has a delectable jasmine aroma. It is truly obsession-worthy!

Do you crave eyelashes that are out of this world? That you put on your mascara once in the morning and never have to worry about it? Beauty Info Zone knows exactly what you want with Mally Beauty Mallywood Smoky Mama Mascara. You'll fall for this and never look back.

Prime Beauty is loving the Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion Foundation for her older skin. It’s very lightweight and delivers a beautiful, naturally glowy finish. It’s a luxury product at an affordable cost!

Pammy Blogs Beauty believes in beauty from the inside out. Find out how she likes skin-boosting suppliments from Jane Iredale.

Jen from Laugh, Love, Contour attended Cosmoprof North America last month, and here she shares with us her top 15 product picks from the show! Have you tried any of these? Are some of them new finds for you?

Friday, August 10, 2018

MelodySusie Toiletry Bag for Happy Travels

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If you are seeking an affordable and durable travel bag for your toiletries, then I have just discovered one that is well worth your consideration. It is quite spacious, and in fact easily accommodates lots of full-size bottles, tubes and jars.

MelodySusie Toiletry Bag is a perfect bag for travel, and it is a total bargain at $19.99. It is surprisingly spacious, and fits lots and lots of full size bottles. Furthermore, it is sturdy, it includes a convenient removable travel strap, and a hook from which to hang it when you reach your destination.

Large Capacity: 10.6" L x 6.3" W x 11" H. Fits Full-Size bottle, suitable for family/couple or long-term travel. You can put your make-up, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shaving kit and so on, all in one place. Make your travel comfortably and easily to have all your necessities in one bag

Built-in heavy duty hanging hook allows easier hanging and access on the bathroom door, shower rod or towel rack. Durable carrying handle and removable shoulder straps are convenient to carry or hung up.

Can be folded very easily and thinly when not in use. Ideal for business trip, vacation, gym, makeup, outdoors activities, picnic, bathroom organization and more.

Multiple Compartments Organizer: Compartments in various sizes make the bag functional and highly organized. Extra cushion, protect yours belongs from damage.

Elegant design, foldable and lightweight, organizing maximum toiletries. Perfect for one or two people to traveling

Durable Materials: This Toiletry Bag is made of superb quality 300D polyester materials (Durable & Lightweight, Waterproof). Anti-bacterial inner lining and water-resistant fabric will protect your personal items from the penetration of moisture or bacterial.
 10.6" L x 6.3" W x 11" H
Overall Assessment: This is definitely a good deal for a very efficient travel bag. If you travel with lots of toiletries, then you might want to try out this handy bag.

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Nordstrom 14-Piece Gift with Purchase with Any Foundation Purchase

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Nordstrom is currently offering a wonderful 14-piece Gift with any foundation purchase. Here's your chance to try skin-friendly favorites from top brands like Benefit, NARS, Charlotte Tilbury and more. Nordstrom will even help you find your perfection foundation here. Online only at Nordstrom. Visit:

With your foundation purchase, receive:
  • beautyblender Original Makeup Sponge (1 sample-size applicator)
  • Benefit The POREfessional Face Primer (0.005 oz.)
  • Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 in Sand, Natural, Golden & Espresso (4 single-use packets)
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream (0.05 oz.)
  • Clarins Mission Perfection Eye SPF 15 (0.03 oz.)
  • Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System: Liquid Facial Soap for Oily Skin, Clarifying Lotion for Combination Oily Skin & Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (0.05 oz. each)
  • Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream (0.23 oz.)
  • HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer (0.03 oz.)
  • Lancôme La Base Pro Perfecting Makeup Primer (0.03 oz.)
  • Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer (0.07 oz.)
  • NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation (8 shades, 0.01 oz. each)
  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer (0.05 oz.)
  • Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in Fair, Hue, Medium & Tan (0.019 oz. each)
  • Trish McEvoy Instant Solutions Triangle of Light Eye Mask (2 pads)
See gift details here.

Online only. One per person, while supply lasts. Will be added automatically in Checkout and shipped to the same address as your order. If associated with a Buy & Pick Up in Store order, gift cannot be picked up and will be shipped to the address of your choice. Gifts cannot be shipped internationally. Past purchases do not apply. If you return the qualifying item(s), please return the gift.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Water Body Wash and Beauty Bar | Review

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Dove Beauty Bars have been a staple in my life since early childhood, and as an adult their Beauty Bars and Body Washes continue to inhabit my bathrooms, and are reached for by my family on a daily basis. The new Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Water Body Wash and Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Water Beauty Bar are among my personal favorites that I think you will love as well. I have also featured a few of my other Dove favorites that are in current rotation.

Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Water Body Wash ($5.49 for 22 oz. from Target, Walmart, and Walgreens): This ultra-gentle lathering body wash, with its fresh and clean fragrance, effectively lifts all dirt without stripping or drying the skin. It nourishes and lightly hydrates, and even soothes irritated dry skin. Dove suggests that it can be used on the body and face, but I only use it on my body.

According to Dove,

What is micellar water, and why have we introduced micellar water technology into our new stress relief body wash? Well, in a world with rising urbanization, pollution and environmental changes, women are seeking a more calming body wash. One with a formula that can help defend against environmental stressors while providing the gentlest care for the most sensitive skin.

For that reason, more women are turning to the cleansing power of micellar technology, where tiny micelle particles surround and gently lift away dirt and impurities which are then rinsed away without any harsh rubbing required. This new Dove body wash combines all of the micellar water benefits with the gentleness you’ve come to expect from a Dove nourishing body wash. Designed to reduce the effects of harmful environmental stressors that can damage, dry out, and irritate your skin, our new mild body wash with micellar water cleansers brings anti-stress skin care to a new level. Calm your skin by washing away environmental stressors like dirt & grime with Dove's gentle Anti-Stress Micellar body wash.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Lauric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Isethionate, PEG-150 Distearate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Stearic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Acrylates Copolymer, Red 33 (CI 17200).

Dove Anti-Stress Micellar Water Beauty Bar ($5.49 for 4 bars from Target, Walmart and Walgreens): This rich and creamy lathering beauty bar, which has the same fresh and clean fragrance as the Micellar Water Body Wash, is mild and gentle on the skin, and it neither strips, nor leaves it dry. In fact, it hydrates the skin and leaves it soft and smooth. I have even lathered it up to shave my legs, and found it very effective.

According to Dove,

To help protect against the effects of pollution and environmental stressors, Dove has developed a mild and gentle cleanser designed to soothe stressed out skin. This new Dove beauty bar combines the cleansing benefits of micellar water with the nourishment of Dove. So, what are micelles and how does micellar water work? When using a micellar water cleanser, tiny cleansing micro-molecules – when mixed with water – form spheres called micelles that attract and trap dirt and impurities like magnets which are then gently rinsed away without irritating skin. And unlike regular soap bars that can dry out your skin, this Dove bar also contains our classic ¼ moisturizing cream to nourish as it cleanses by replenishing your skin’s nutrients, leaving it feeling softer and smoother.

It’s time to treat your skin to an exceptionally delicate Dove beauty bar that cleans as gently as a Dove sensitive skin bar and is suitable for daily use on face, body, and hands. For best results, lather up your Dove Beauty Bar and massage the smooth, creamy lather over your face and body before rinsing thoroughly. For soft, smooth hands, you can also enjoy regular hand-washing throughout the day with your Dove bar. Soap may dry out your hands, but the classic moisturizing formula of Dove bars will leave skin softer, smoother and healthier-looking.

Ingredients: Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Stearate, Warter (Aqua), Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Cocoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash ($4.79-$6.99 for 22 oz. from TargetHarmon Face ValuesBed, Bath & BeyondWalgreens and other national retailers): This is a rich and creamy body wash that has a rich, dense, creamy and emollient lather. It is very moisturizing, and it leaves the skin soft, silky smooth and hydrated. Like the sensitive skin variant, it has a light fresh aroma, and I find it emollient enough to use for shaving my legs and under arms. Though it is very moisturizing, it leaves behind no greasy residue, and washes away clean.

According to Dove,

Who doesn’t like having soft skin? We all want to keep our skin looking healthy and well cared for, and it’s much easier to make that a regular part of your routine if you’ve found a moisturizing body wash. That’s the best way to feel confident that you’re nurturing your skin right from the start of your day. We know how you can do just that – with Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash. 

All skin deserves gentleness. This moisturizing and mild body wash combines NutriumMoisture™ with 100% gentle cleansers to help your skin retain its natural moisture, leaving you with softer, smoother skin after just one shower. The caring #1 Dermatologist recommended formula in this Dove body wash helps maintain your skin’s moisture barrier while delivering natural skin nourishment that goes deep into the surface layers of your skin. It creates a rich lather that replenishes your skin’s nutrients while also leaving it feeling cared for and clean.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, BHT, Tetrasodium, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash ($4.79-$6.99 for 22 oz. from TargetBed, Bath & BeyondWalgreens, and other national retailers): If you have sensitive skin, then this ultra-gentle sulfate-free body wash is a perfect choice. It is a non-stripping and moisturizing body wash that has a rich and creamy lather. It has a light and clean fragrance, but it is neither cloying, nor long-lasting. This body wash is creamy, emollient and hydrating enough that I can use it to shave my legs and underarms!

According to Dove,

Those of us with sensitive skin know all too well that it needs special care – and how much of a relief it is when we find a body wash that provides that. A good sensitive skin body wash is designed with the needs of delicate skin in mind. And we know one that fits the bill: Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash, a dermatologist-recommended, hypoallergenic body wash that looks after sensitive skin while still providing the rich lather that we all love.

Dove doesn’t leave skin stripped of nutrients after washing. That’s because the formula has mild cleansers, to help your skin retain nutrients as you shower, as well as NutriumMoisture™, which replenishes any nutrients that are lost. It helps to maintain your skin’s moisture barrier as you wash, and leaves you with softer, smoother skin after just one shower. Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash is hypoallergenic: it’s our best body wash for sensitive skin. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Isethionate, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash (Not shown. $4.79-$6.99 for 22 oz. from TargetWalgreensBed, Bath & BeyondHarmon Face Values and other national retailers): I love using exfoliating body washes, but I prefer gentle ones that neither strip, nor over-exfoliate the skin. This gentle exfoliating body wash has soft and uniformly round exfoliating beads that do not traumatize or over-exfoliate the skin. Instead, this richly creamy and emollient body wash gently exfoliates the skin, and leaves it super soft, smooth and hydrated. It has a light and clean aroma that is quite pleasant.

According to Dove,

Are you wondering how to nourish skin and revitalize your senses at the same time? A body wash with a vibrant scent that also cares for your skin while you wash could be just the thing you’re looking for. And with Dove’s Go Fresh range, you can get a light, hydrating feel and refreshing formula that lets you nourish your skin in the shower each day, and refresh your mind and body at the same time. That’s why we’ve created Dove Go Fresh Revitalize Body Wash, with a vibrant mandarin and tiaré flower scent and a nourishing formula that leaves you and your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

All skin deserves gentleness, which is why Dove is sulfate free, and #1 dermatologist recommended. 

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Acrylates Copolymer, Lauric Acid, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, BHT, Sodium Isethionate, PEG- 150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, PEG-2 Hydroxyethyl cocamide, Tetrasodium Edta, Etidronic Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Citric Acid, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Red 33 (CI 17200).
Dove Deep Moisture Shower Foam ($5.99 for 13.5 oz. from Target, Walmart and Walgreens): This airy and light shower foam has a subtle and fresh aroma that, to me, smells like summer. The soft and airy lather is creamy and gentle against the skin, and it neither strips it, nor leaves it in the least bit dry. Skin is left soft, smooth and lightly hydrated.

According to Dove,

Your body wash should nourish your skin with goodness, as well as cleanse. Providing an extra boost of nourishment, Dove Shower Foam Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash gently refreshes and cares for your skin with its instant, lightweight foam with an airy texture. The result: skin that’s beautifully clean, soft and smooth.

Nourishing deep* into the surface layers of your skin, Dove Shower Foam Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash is formulated with our NutriumMoisture™ technology. Made with skin natural lipids and moisturizers to help support a healthy skin barrier, this foaming body cleanser helps your skin look and feel more beautiful.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Lauric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysorbate 20, Sodium Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, PPG-9, Citric Acid, Stearic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

Dove Sensitive Skin Shower Foam ($5.99 for 13.5 oz. from Target, Walgreens and Walmart): The foaming cleanser has precisely the same detectable attributes as the Deep Moisture Shower Foam, but it is formulated for people with sensitive skin. It is not fragrance-free, but instead has a subtle fresh aroma. It neither strips the skin, nor does it leave it in the least bit dry our taut. I find that my skin is left soft, smooth and lightly hydrated.

According to Dove,

If you have sensitive skin, you know it needs extra-special care to look its beautiful best. Hypoallergenic Dove Shower Foam Sensitive Skin Foaming Body Wash provides the care your skin needs. With a mild and soothing foam formula that helps minimize dryness, this body wash for sensitive skin gently cleanses and nourishes, leaving you feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.

Containing our NutriumMoisture™ technology and Dove’s moisturizing formula, Dove body wash helps replenish sensitive skin so it feels moisturized. Nourishing deep* into the surface layers of the skin, Dove Shower Foam Sensitive Skin Foaming Body Wash helps to support your skin’s moisture barrier, leaving it feeling clean and moisturized.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Lauric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, PPG-9, Citric Acid, Stearic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.
Overall Assessment: I always repurchase Dove body washes and body bars, and these are definite favorites in my household. I find that I am reaching for the new Anti-Stress Micellar Body Wash and Body Bar the most lately because they are so light, refreshing, gentle and hydrating– which is just perfect for the hot summer weather. If you love Dove Body Bars and Body Washes, then these are definitely worthy of your consideration.

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