Sunday, September 4, 2016

Back-to-School, and For You, Drugstore Beauty Finds for the Face & Body #BackToSchool #DrugstoreBeautyFinds

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Now that summer is officially giving way to fall, I thought that I would post another drugstore Back-to-School Beauty Finds feature for you. However ,you don't have to be heading back to school to enjoy these noteworthy products. It is definitely worth looking for them the next time that you find yourself walking down the aisles of your local drugstores, or cruising the virtual drugstore aisles online.

You Are Amazing products are:
  • Paraben and phthalate-free
  • Never tested on animals
  • Made in the USA
  • Target Exclusives
Each AMAZING Product Purchased = Leadership Development to Empower Girls to Change the World in partnership with Girl Up. For more information visit Social Impact.

Smooth It Out Exfoliating Body Scrub & Wash in Vanilla Bean ($3.99 for 8 oz. from Target): If you love the scent of Vanilla Bean, this warm and richly scented body wash and scrub will definitely appeal to you. The micro-bead free exfoliating particles are suspended in a clear gel-based cleanser that effectively and gently exfoliates and cleanses the skin without stripping the skin. At the expense of being rather obvious, I would not use this product anywhere that you would not use an exfoliator!

According to You Are Amazing,

Let our little scrubbers buff away dry skin with the Vanilla Bean Exfoliating Body Scrub & Wash. Pumice gently exfoliates away dry, flaky skin giving pores room to breath while leaving skin cleansed and smelling of warm, comforting vanilla. Our Body Scrub is microbead-free because we care about saving water wildlife and the environment as much as you do.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Pumice, Carbomer, Fragrance, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Brown 1, Red 4.

Hello Beautiful Skin Body Lotion in Eucalyptus Mint ($3.99 for 8 oz. from Target): This is a thick and rich body lotion that is fast absorbing and very moisturizing. The Eucalyptus Mint scent is very refreshing on the skin, and therefore offers the skin a nice pick-me-up. I also love managing it into my feet because it is so refreshing and invigorating.

According to You Are Amazing,

With the zesty scent and rejuvenating power of a lush spa, our Eucalyptus Mint Body Lotion moisturizes every nook of your body to keep skin feeling soft and smooth every day. Formulated with aloe to soothe and hydrate, dry skin doesn’t stand a chance!

Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carbomer, Sorbitan Tristearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA.

Hello Beautiful Skin Body Lotion in in Blooming Bouquet ($3.99 for 8 oz. from Target): This is also a thick and rich body lotion that is fast absorbing and very moisturizing. the delicate floral scent is soft and feminine, but it will definitely interfere with other fragrances– therefore when you wear it be sure that you aren't wearing another fragrance because they will definitely fight with one another.

According to You Are Amazing,

Floral, sweet, and sure to put a spring in your step, our Blooming Bouquet Body Lotion moisturizes every nook of your body to keep skin feeling soft and smooth every day. Formulated with aloe to soothe and hydrate, dry skin doesn’t stand a chance!

Ingredients: Water, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Carbomer, Sorbitan Tristearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA.
Clean On Up Body Wash in Lavender Fields ($3.99 for 16 oz. from Target): This lightly scented lavender body wash achieves a gentle lather, but is neither drying nor stripping. It leaves skin soft and supple, and while it is a wonderful body wash, it is also very nice as a hand soap.

According to You Are Amazing,

With a scent to make you feel like you’re walking through a beautiful meadow, our Lavender Fields Body Wash dissolves impurities and rinses clean to present the freshest, bestest you to meet the world. Skin retains moisture thanks to the protective barrier of safflower oil to lock in hydration.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Lauramide DIPA, Fragrance, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Stearate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, BHT, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone.

Final Spritz Body Spritz in Lemon Meringue ($3.99 for 8 oz. from Target): This is a deliciously scented lemon body spray with hydrating Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid. It hydrates while adding a thin veil of scent to the skin.

According to You Are Amazing,

Add that perfect final touch on the way out the door with our Lemon Meringue Body Mist. Bursting with a summery citrus scent and formulated with a touch of Aloe Leaf Juice to soothe and hydrate dry skin, you can be extra confident and smelling great every day.

Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Fragrance, Polysorbate 20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate.

Final Spritz Body Mist in Coconut Water ($3.99 for 8 oz. from Target): This hydrating body spray has the delectable scent of coconut, and if you are dreaming of the tropics– its aroma will transport you there!

According to You Are Amazing,

Add that perfect final touch on the way out the door with our Coconut Water Body Mist. Bursting with an exotic, tropical essence and formulated with a touch of Aloe Leaf Juice to soothe and hydrate dry skin, you can be extra confident and smelling great every day.

Ingredients: Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate
InStyle ActivEssence Fragrance Mist ($7.99 for 8 oz. from Target, Walgreens and Drugstore.com): These are very affordable, long-wearing fragrances that are filled with micro-encapsulated vitamins and antioxidants– therefore, while these time-released fragrances smell lovely, they also boast skincare benefits.

According to InStyle,

Utilizing the newest in fragrance technology, ACTIVESSENCE time released fragrance mist provides a long wear fragrance experience plus skin-loving benefits. Infused with Vitamins A, C, D and E combined with natural antioxidants that promote healthier looking skin; ACTIVESSENCE delivers a premium, high quality fragrance experience that lasts up to 12 hours. An industry first that will be sure to revolutionize the fragrance category! Proudly made in the USA!

The fast growing, comprehensive resource for high-quality and affordable fragrance, InStyle Fragrances introduces a new breakthrough collection for women everywhere. Comprised of four double-duty delectable scents, the ActivESSENCETM Time Release Fragrance Mist is the first of its kind to offer up to 12 hours of long-wear fragrance experience plus instant refreshment and skin- loving benefits.

French Vanilla Lavender: Relax with the floral notes found in this seductive blend of
Spring Lavender, Water Lilly, and soft modern green notes topped with Asian Ylang Ylang.

Exotic Cherry Blossom: Japanese Cherry Blossom, tangy Grapefruit, warm Sandalwood,
Moro Blood Orange and Spiced Apricot blend together to create this tropical scent for
sweet skin renewal.

Citrus Splash: This lovely and bright citrus blend is primarily punctuated by Lemon Verbena and Grapefruit, and it is neither to sharp, nor too fruity. 

Tropical Coconut Coast: This invigorating spray offers the perfect tropical escape with a sunny blend of Coconut Blossom & Exotic Tiger Lily, warmed by Molten Amber and tangy
Verbena
.
Moroccan Orchid & Amber: Warm Amber with a hint of Sandalwood, exotic Asian Orchid
and Vanilla entice with its floriental blend.

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Water (Aqua), Fragrance, Capric Triglyceride, Caprylic, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyvinyl Acetate, Hydroxypropylcellulose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Acrylates, C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Red 33, Blue 1.
LUMENE Finland Bright Touch Refreshing Cleansing Foam ($11.99 for 5.1 oz. from Walgreens, Ulta and Target): This is a refreshing, foaming cleanser that is best for use on normal to combination skin. It thoroughly cleanses, without stripping, and it leaves skin bright and clean.

According to LUMENE Finland,

Boost your natural radiance with Lumene Bright Touch Refreshing Cleansing Foam. Luxurious foaming cleanser formulated with wild Arctic Cloudberry seed oil and nectar to brighten the skin. Perfect for normal and combination skin types.

Formulated Without Parabens, Formaldehyde Donors, Mineral Oil. Made In Finland.

LUMENE Finland Bright Now Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence ($24.99 for 1 oz. from Walgreens and Ulta): This lightweight serum combines the wonders of Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid in a single serum. Therefore it is both brightening and ultra-hydrating. It leaves skin soft, supple, hydrated and luminous. Furthermore, the Hyaluronic Acid plumps fine lines and visibly reduces their appearance.

According to LUMENE Finland,

Bright Now Vitamin C Hyaluronic Essence from Lumene is a super concentrated miracle water formulated with wild Arctic Cloudberry, Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. Patent-pending Arctic cloudberry essence in combination with two different types of hyaluronic acid hydrate optimally and help to visibly reduce wrinkles. Vitamin C brightens and helps to support skin's natural collagen synthesis for firmer, smoother skin.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Gylcerinm Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Extractm Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, PEG-40, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Saccharide Isomerate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Hydroxyethyl-Cellulose, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Anhydroxylitol, Trehalose Urea, Disodium Edta, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Maltodextrin, Xylitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Adenosine, Pentylene Glycol, Serine, Citric Acid, Algin, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Phosphate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Pullulan, Potassium Phosphate, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Parfum (Fragrance).

LUMENE Finland Bright Now 360 Eye Treatment ($19.99 for 0.5 oz. from Walgreens and Ulta): This brightening eye treatment is a medium weight, and fast absorbing eye cream that can be used on the eyelids and on the delicate under-eye are. It firms the skin, reduces puffiness and helps diminish the appearance of dark circles. It is very hydrating, and on my skin the effects last all day.

According to LUMENE Finland,

Lumene Bright Now 360 Eye Treatment targets all signs of aging around the eyes. Visibly diminishes dark circles, reduces puffiness and wrinkles. Designed to lift and restore firmness of the upper eyelid. Formulated with our unique patented Arctic cloudberry stem cell extract in synergy with Beautifeye technology to be a 360 eye contour solution for signs of aging.

Directions: Apply a small drop to skin around the eyes and also to upper eyelids. Using ring finger, gently tap the product into the contour of the eye. Use morning and night. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. If irritation develops, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Gylcerin, Decyl Cocoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Butylene Glycol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Dimethiconem Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloubderry) Cell Culture, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Extract, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ceteth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-75 Stearate, Steareth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, (CI 77891) Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Polysilicone-11, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Allantoin, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trihydroxystearinm Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Darutoside, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder

LUMENE Finland Bright Now Visible Repair 2in1 Eye Cream & Concealer ($24.99 from Target): This double-decker 2-in1 Eye Cream and Concealer duo features a lightweight and fast absorbing eye cream that is very hydrating, and a concealer that can be used under the eyes, on blemishes, and anywhere else that you need a little camouflage.

According to LUMENE Finland,

The eye cream moisturizes and reduces wrinkles and delays the formation of new ones. It also protects against the harmful effects of free radicals. Unique cloudberry stem cell technology helps to smooth out the skin and reduce wrinkles by protecting and maintaining the skin’s own stem cell activity and by boosting its natural hyaluronic acid production. Rich in antioxidants, cloudberry nectar helps to brighten and protect the skin against the signs of aging. 

The concealer provides instant brightening and helps to cover dark under-eye circles. One neutral shade. Suitable for all skin types. Can be used alone or under other concealers or foundations. Unique cloudberry stem cell technology helps to smooth out the skin and reduce wrinkles by protecting and maintaining the skin’s own stem cell activity and by boosting its natural hyaluronic acid production. Rich in antioxidants, cloudberry nectar helps to brighten and protect the skin against the signs of aging. Formulated without parabens, formaldehyde donors, mineral oils or synthetic colorants. 
LIERAC Paris Hydra-Chrono Intense Hydrating Balm ($52.00 for 1.45 oz on sale for $32.50 from Drugstore.com): This is such a lovely hydrator with such a delectable thick gel texture. It is very nourishing, hydrating and calming. It can be used day or night as a wash-off mask, or as a moisturizer. It leaves skin soft, supple, hydrated, plumped and luminous!

According to LIERAC,

A creamy and generous balm that works to durably regulate hydration and instantly protect, nourish and comfort all particularly dehydrated skin types.  Ideal as an "emergency rescue" mask.  Suitable for all skin types, this ultra-vanishing balm contains a moisturizing & multi-protecting technology exclusive to Lierac®.

Features:
  • All Skin Types
  • Instant Protection and Comfort Effect
  • Intensely Hydrated Skin
  • Hydration Reprogramming Botanical Complex 13%
  • Anti-Oxidant Rich Water Hyacinth
  • Rose and Japanese Cherry Flower Extracts
  • Active Phytocosmetics
  • Paraben Free
  • Made in France
Ingredients: Water, Hexyldecanol, Hexyldecyl Laurate, Glycerin, Betaine, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl 3 Esters, Cetyl Alcohol, Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Urea, Propylene Glycol, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Fragrance, Hydrolyzed Sweet Almond Protein, Lactobacillus/Water Hyacinth Ferment, Glycine, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Salicylate, Mannitol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium PCA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lactate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyisohexyl 3 Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, BHT, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diactate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Red 33 (CI 17200), Biotin

LIERAC Paris Magnificence Day & Night Velvety Cream ($78.00 for 1.7 oz. from LIERAC, Amazon): There is a  good reason that "velvety" is part of the product name, and this is no exaggeration. This is a very rich and thick anti-aging cream that softens lines, improves radiance and firms, and delivers vital moisture.  The luxurious velvety texture is a delight to use, but be advised that it is best suited for people with dry skin. While it is too rich for my combination skin, it is perfectly suited to use on my neck and décolleté.

According to LIERAC,

Rich and velvety anti-aging cream that instantly smoothes and improves the skin texture. Highly concentrated in patented D-Glyox complex helps reduce the visible signs of aging at the source and enriched with nourishing botanical oils to nourish the skin. The 5% hyaluronic acid content allows for a high degree of hydration to strengthen your skin's natural barrier. Formulated with shea butter and marula oil to ensure an immediate and lasting “beautiful skin” effect.

Select Ingredients and their Attributes:
  • D-Glyox Complex (Pomegranate Flower, Silk Tree, Liposome Peptide) helps reduce the visible signs of skin aging at the source.
  • Shea Butter and Marula Oil nourish the skin and ensure an immediate and lasting “beautiful skin” effect.
Overall Assessment: There are so many hidden treasures that can be found at your local drugstores, and it is definitely worth taking a closer look on your next actual, or virtual shopping trip!

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12 comments:

  1. I would definitely notice the You Are Amazing products and check those out.

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    1. They are definitely worth checking out on your next trip to Target! I really like their products a lot! They are also very nice to have to stock a guest bathroom!

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  2. Great to discover drugstore brands like these

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    1. I agree, and their are so many hidden gems in their aisles these days!

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  3. I love the packaging of the You Are Amazing products especially.

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    1. Me too, Jamie! They are awesome products, too!

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  4. Helen, you've found so many amazing bath and body lines here! I have to try out the You Are Amazing products out - the packaging is fabulous and the body lotion sounds gorgeous!

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    1. Hi Renu, It's amazing just how many treasures one can now find in the aisles of the drugstore! You Are Amazing products are definitely worth trying– their products are fantastic, and their packing is lots of fun!

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  5. I need to try more Lierac. I have a cleansing oil that is amazing, but haven't explored the brand. Hopefully the You Are Amazing range finds its way here too (we don't have Target). It sounds pretty great.

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    1. I think that LIERAC is a very underrated line! It's really fantastic! I hope that You Are Amazing finds its way to Canada!

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  6. I need to find the You Are AMazing products! Love that packaging

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    1. They are really worth trying, and you should be able to find them at your local Target!

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