Thursday, February 2, 2023

Barn Yarn Hand Knit Wool Cat Toys with Catnip that are Zoe Approved!

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I have to tell you that I am just so enchanted by Barn Yarn Hand Knit Wool Cat Toys with Catnip that I had to share them with you. Zoe first received one, a darling bumble bee, as a gift from a pharmacy who filled a prescription for her. She was so obsessed with this little bumble bee that she would sleep with it, lick it and then pounce on it. Of course, the fact that it is filled with catnip didn't hurt, but these two have been inseparable since the bee entered our lives.

I searched everywhere online to find a replacement for Zoe's beloved bee, and we finally emailed the pharmacy, along with pictures of Zoe and her bee, and asked them where we could buy more. They gave us the brand name, and within minutes we ordered more! If you have cats, these are the best catnip toys I have ever purchased. They are enchanting and cats love them!
Given the disparity between the "Before Zoe" and "After Zoe" bee, I think that you can clearly see how much this little gray tabby loves her baby.
She isn't a fickle feline, and she still loves her bee, but she also loves some of her new friends as well. I gave her two new  Barn Yarn Hand Knit Wool Cat Toys, and put the other ten away (for now).
According to Barn Yarn,

Barn Yarn Animals are Handknit Wool Cat Toys - Filled with Premium Catnip. These are made of 100% wool and are made in the Northern Highlands of South America by descendants of the Inca Indians. The Incas have handed down the craft of knitting through many generations. Chilly Dog, the manufacturer, directly employs two families to knit their toys and sweaters and practices within the guidelines of Fair Trade. 

Features:
- Handmade from Peru
- Catnip toy that will entertain for hours
- Average size is 3.5 inches long
- Assorted animals and colors, no two are the same!
Overall Assessment: ZOE LOVES THEM!

$29.99 for 12, $16.99 for 6 and $7.99 for 1 from Amazon (Affiliate Links). Purchased. 
All views expressed are categorically Zoe's, but I agree with her. 

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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Juno & Co. Clean 10 Cleansing Balm Review

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Juno & Co. Clean 10 Cleansing Balm is an emollient, delectably citrus scented, cleansing balm that can be used alone, or with the Juno & Co.Cleansing Cookie (reviewed HERE), and can be followed with your favorite cleanser or with Juno & Co. Exfoliating Face Wash Powder (reviewed HERE), for an excellent double cleanse. This cleansing balm has a light, and yet richly emollient texture that removes absolutely every bit of makeup. While many people use their cleansing balms to remove their eye makeup, I always use a separate eye makeup remover to take off my eye makeup before I double cleanse. I simply prefer to use a gentle eye makeup remover, since I have sensitive eyes, but also because I don't like to have eye makeup smear all over my face when double cleanse. 

Juno & Co. Clean 10 Cleansing Balm is so easy and pleasant to use, you simply scoop out a small amount and warm it between your clean hands, and then massage it into your skin in a gentle circular motion. It transforms into a very emollient and silky-smooth oil that effectively loosens and removes every bit of makeup and dirt from the skin. I then follow with a cleanser, since I always double cleanse, and my skin is left clean, soft, smooth and ready for my serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen during the day.
According to Juno & Co.,

Clean 10 Cleansing Balm is a unique oil-based cleanser curated for all skin types to effortlessly dissolve makeup. It’s developed to remove even waterproof makeup and perform multiple tasks. Our cleansing balm only has 10 ingredients but heavily depends on our star ingredient, Japanese Barley Magic. This particular ingredient is a source of vitamins and antioxidants in order to help regulate the skin’s melanin production. This includes brightening the skin’s complexion and reducing dark spots. The implemented technology deeply cleanses skin without stripping natural oils.

Why double cleanse? Bacteria, pollution, and dirt easily cling onto your skin throughout the day, and if the proper steps aren’t taken to remove them, it could lead to premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne.

For acne-prone skin, double cleansing ensures that excess sebum, makeup, SPF, and bacteria beneath your pores are fully removed.
Directions: With clean hands, use the included spatula to scoop a generous amount of balm onto your hand. Warm up the balm with dry fingertips until it transforms into a silky, smooth oil. Gently massage the product into skin with gentle circular motions. Rinse with lukewarm water or wipe off using a warm, damp washcloth. Follow with our Clarifying Cleansing Powder for the ultimate double cleanse. Follow with your favorite serums, moisturizer, and SPF.

IngredientsEthylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Peg-20 Glyceryl
Triisostearate, Synthetic Wax, Polysorbate 85, Fermented Japanese Pearl Barley (Saccharomyces/Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Ferment Filtrate), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Water, Butylene Glycol.
Overall Assessment: If you love to use cleansing balms, this one is effective, a pleasure to use and it is affordable. 

$14.95 for 3.00 oz. from Juno & Co. and their Amazon Store (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

January 2023 Empties for the Face, Body & Hair

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I managed to use of 7 full-size products in January, and I am pleased by this accomplishment. I liked everything enough to purchase each of them again, and I definitely enjoy using products from these brands. Here is what I finished up in January:
Derma E Vitamin C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste ($16.95 for 4 oz. from Derma EUltaTarget and iHerb): is a wonderful hardworking gently exfoliating lathering cleanser that can also be used as an effective mask. As an exfoliating cleanser, you simply apply it to your face, neck and décolleté and the lovely lather and exfoliating particles effectively and gently clean the skin and remove dead skin cells without stripping or drying it out. As a mask you just apply a generous amount to the face and leave it on until it dries down (about 5 minutes), then with damp fingers gently massage to activate the exfoliating particles. then thoroughly rinse with warm water. The result is scrumptiously soft and smooth skin. There is no detectable scent, therefore if you are sensitive to aromatic skincare, you will have no issue with this cleansing paste. Purchase Again? I have another tube ready to go!

Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil ($15.00-$98.00 for 1.69 oz to 15.22 oz. Shu Uemura USA): This ultra-luxe rich and emollient cleansing oil has a luscious lightweight consistency that leaves skin soft, smooth, supple and luxuriously hydrated. While it can be used by all skin types, I suspect that it will be coveted by people with normal to dry skin. When water is introduced, this cleansing oil also transforms into a rich and creamy milky emulsion that gently removes every trace of dirt and makeup without ever stripping the skin, and it leaves skin velvety soft and smooth without leaving behind a greasy residue. It has a warm and creamy aroma that I find intoxicatingly delicious. Purchase Again? I am about to open another bottle!

Spongellé Sugar Dahlia Hand & Body Wash ($24.00 for 11 oz. from Spongellé): is an extraordinary additions to Spongellé's collection. Spongellé, a Los Angeles based company, creates beautiful products that delight the senses and the skin, and they make wonderful gifts. This is an absolutely gorgeous scent, and it cleans the skin without any stripping or drying. In fact, all of their these beautifully aromatic Hand and Body Washes leave skin soft, smooth and hydrated. Sugar Dahlia: Top: Citrus Nuances, Solar Accord. Middle: Midnight Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Freesia, Muguet, Neroli. Base: Musk. Purchase Again? I just opened another scent!

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Caring Shower Oil ($12.50 for 6.7 oz. from Rituals): is a wonderfully moisturizing shower oil for the body that functions in precisely the same way as the many facial cleansing oils that have recently flooded the market. You simply apply a small amount of oil to your skin and as soon as it has contact with water it emulsifies and turns from an oil consistency to a thin milky emulsion that effectively cleans the skin, and leaves it delectably soft smooth and moisturized. The beautiful scent of Cherry Blossom is a delight to the senses, and fills the air with its lovely aroma. While the scent is lovely it does not linger since it is, for the most part, washed away. Skin is left clean, soft, smooth and hydrated. Purchase Again? I have more of their Shower Oils waiting to be opened!

Potager Soap Co. Minted Lemon Tea ($9.98 for 4.5 oz. from Potager Soap Co.): When Potager states that the scent of spearmint is mood elevating, they are not exaggerating. The smell of this bar puts me in a very good mood. The spearmint is tempered by a hint of lemon, and the way in which the aroma bursts forth is enough to put a smile on your face. The rich and creamy lather is very satisfying, and the moisturizing formula leaves the skin soft and supple. Purchase Again? Definitely!

Bed Head After Party Smoothing Cream ($19.99 for 3.4 oz. from Ulta and Select Salons Nationwide): My sister introduced me to this styling wonder years ago, and I fell in love with it immediately. A small amount is all you need to fight frizz and fly-aways, make unmanageable hair silky smooth, shiny and absolutely gorgeous. It has a sweet aroma that is pleasant and unobtrusive. You do not have to have curly hair to benefit from it, just the desire for manageable silky smooth hair. For reference, while my hair is wildly curly, my sister's is perfectly straight, and we both use this stuff! Purchase Again? I have a lot of styling products to use, but I will definitely get this again in the future.

CRYSTAL Essence Pomegranate Mineral Deodorant Roll-On ($6.79 for 2.25 oz. from The CrystalWalmart and Walgreens): Available in a delightful array of scents, and an unscented variety, these natural roll-on deodorants offer me all-day protection and they neither stain clothing, nor do they irritate my sensitive skin. They are not antiperspirants, and therefore will not prevent sweating. Purchase Again? YES!

Overall Assessment: I am actually a little surprised that I finished up this many full-size products in January! What did you finish, toss out, give away or return in January? Any particularly good or products to report?

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Monday, January 30, 2023

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Conditioner Review

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Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo and Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner is a perfect pairing for people with dry hair, like mine.

Alterna is a high-performance haircare brand that is inspired by skin care science. Its shampoo, conditioner and hair styling collections are "formulated with eco-certified ingredients, like caviar, sea silk, bamboo and kendi oil, that are sustainably harvested to protect the environment. ALTERNA products are free of gluten, sulfates, parabens and synthetic color, and never tested on animals."

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo is very luxurious color-safe and sulfate-free shampoo that seriously moisturizes and protects hair. It has a satisfying lather, and it rinses clean without weighing down the hair. Furthermore, it never strips or dries out the hair or scalp, and leaves hair shiny and manageable. It has a very light and clean aroma that is quite pleasant, but it is not long-lasting or in the least bit imposing.

According to Alterna,

A luxurious sulfate-free cleanser that restores moisture while protecting hair from fading color, daily stresses and future damage. The shampoo features Age-Control Complex® to combat chronological, chemical and environmental aging. Caviar Extract infuses hair with moisture, elasticity and shine, Vitamin C prevents damage and cytokines encourage microcirculation to aid in improved cellular turnover. Enzymetherapy® helps transform ingredients into a microstructure that hair can more easily absorb allowing deeper, more targeted penetration of active ingredients. Color Hold® infuses hair with plant-derived melanin for extreme color protection and prevents color washout. It protects hair from UVA, UVB and visible light including artificial light sources. And lastly, Seasilk®, a blend of marine botanicals including different algae and seaweeds, provides exceptional moisture, protection and helps repair damaged hair.

Benefits:

  • Gently cleanses and conditions without added SLS/SLES sulfates or parabens
  • Replenishes and seals in moisture
  • Improves overall look and feel of hair
  • Smooths hair to provide softness and shine

Key Ingredients:

  • AGE-CONTROL COMPLEX: Proprietary blend of Caviar Extract and Antioxidants reinfuses hair with vital nutrients that are lost in the aging process, to significantly improve vibrancy, elasticity and manageability.
  • Omega-3s replenish the hair's natural lipid layer on the exterior of the strand, for better moisture retention, smoothness and shine.
  • Proteins & Minerals nourish and fortify each hair strand.
  • Antioxidants that protect hair from future damage.

Formulated Without:

  • Parabens
  • SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) sulfates
  • Synthetic color
  • Other harsh chemicals

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Acrylates Copolymer, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycereth-26, Glycol Distearate, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Soy Amino Acids, Saccharomyces/Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Silicon Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces/Iron Ferment, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Superoxide Dismutase, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Caviar Extract, Glycerin, Polysilicone-15, Ascorbic Acid, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Amodimethicone, Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Dihydroxypropyl PEG-5 Linoleammonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-7, Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Pentasodium Triphosphate, Acetic Acid, Sodium Acetate, Sodium Phytate, Disodium EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Lauryl Alcohol, C11-15 Pareth-7, C12-13 Pareth-3, C12-13 Pareth-23, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, PEG-4 Laurate, PEG-4 Dilaurate, Hexylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, PEG-4, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Benzoic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Methylisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum). (10-16-35249).

Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Conditioner is a seriously amazing conditioner that effectively and deeply moisturizes the hair without weighing it down in the least bit. It makes hair soft, manageable, frizz-free and shiny. I can easily comb my hair afterward, and that is no small accomplishment for naturally curly hair. It has the same light and pleasant aroma as the shampoo, but it doesn't linger in the hair.

According to Alterna,

A luxurious, paraben-free conditioner that restores moisture while protecting hair from fading color, daily stresses and future damage. The conditioner features Age-Control Complex® to combat chronological, chemical and environmental aging. Caviar Extract infuses hair with moisture, elasticity and shine, Vitamin C prevents damage and cytokines encourage microcirculation to aid in improved cellular turnover. Enzymetherapy® helps transform ingredients into a microstructure that hair can more easily absorb allowing deeper, more targeted penetration of active ingredients. Color Hold® infuses hair with plant-derived melanin for extreme color protection and prevents color washout. It protects hair from UVA, UVB and visible light including artificial light sources. And lastly, Seasilk®, a blend of marine botanicals including different algae and seaweeds, provides exceptional moisture, protection and helps repair damaged hair.

Benefits:

  • Gently cleanses and conditions without added SLS/SLES sulfates or parabens
  • Replenishes and seals in moisture
  • Improves overall look and feel of hair
  • Smooths hair to provide softness and shine

Key Ingredients:

  • AGE-CONTROL COMPLEX: Proprietary blend of Caviar Extract and Antioxidants re-infuses hair with vital nutrients that are lost in the aging process, to significantly improve vibrancy, elasticity and manageability.
  • Omega-3s replenish the hair's natural lipid layer on the exterior of the strand, for better moisture retention, smoothness and shine.
  • Proteins & Minerals nourish and fortify each hair strand.
  • Antioxidants that protect hair from future damage.

Formulated Without:

  • Parabens
  • SLS (Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) sulfates
  • Synthetic color
  • Other harsh chemicals

Directions: After cleansing hair, remove excess water and gently massage conditioner into hair and scalp. Rinse thoroughly.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/EAU, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Wasabia Japonica Root Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Hydrolyzed Algae Extract, Algae Extract, Caviar Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Saccharomyces/Copper Ferment, Saccharomyces/Zinc Ferment, Superoxide Dismutase, Lactoferrin, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Phospholipids, Corn Oligosaccharides, Copper Lysl Oxidase, Acetyl Methionine, Acetyl Serine, Amino Acyl tRNA Synthetase, Phytosphingosine, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Tyrosinase, Lentinus Edodes Tyrosinase, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Peroxidase, Hexapeptide-11, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Glycine Max (Soybean) Symbiosome Extract, Pikea Robusta Extract, Adenosine Triphosphate, Niacinamide/Yeast Polypeptide, Ascorbic Acid Polypeptide, Pantothenic Acid Polypeptide, Papain, Bromelain, Melanin Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride , Jojoba Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetrimonium Bromide, Dimethiconol, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Polyquaternium-37, Polyquaternium-10, Amodimethicone, Sodium Phytate, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Trideceth-12, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin ,Methylisothiazolinone, Parfum/Fragrance, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.

Overall Assessment: This is a really fantastic set for hair in need of moisture, and the results quite impressive. I have lots and lots of bottles of shampoo and conditioner currently open, but this is what I am reaching for the most, and I will definitely replace them both.

Shampoo $35.00 for 8.5 oz. and $54.00 for 16.5 oz. from Alterna Haircare, Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy'sDermstore, SkinStore, LovelySkinAmazon and Ulta at Target (Affiliate Links).

Conditioner $36.00 for 8.5 oz. and $55.00 for 16.5 oz. from Alterna Haircare, Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, Macy'sDermstore, SkinStore, LovelySkin and Amazon (Affiliate Links). All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Sunday, January 29, 2023

Zionhealth ClayDry Bold Deodorant in Sweet Amber Review

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Zionhealth ClayDry Bold Deodorant in Sweet Amber is a new-to-me cruelty-free and Vegan deodorant that I recently began using. I only use more natural deodorants, but they need to be effective and pleasant smelling for me to use them with any frequency. This deodorant is cruelty-free, vegan, aluminum-free, non-toxic and it actually moisturizes the skin without leaving an unpleasant residue. Furthermore, it does not stain clothes in any way. The formula is a little dry, which presumably accounts for the fact that it is residue-free, and it has a warm and creamy amber-musky aroma. The scent sits close to the skin, and effectively neutralizes underarm odor. 

About Zionhealth,

Zionhealth is an expanding natural health company specializing in the healing powers of Kanwa Clay Minerals. The company founder is an avid believer and user of natural healing remedies discovered certain types of clay contain a powerful combination of minerals that can heal many different ailments of the body with little side effects.

The company founder discovered Kanwa for himself when battling gum disease. His gums were in terrible shape and needed intensive surgery. He was told by a business acquaintance to apply the minerals on his gums at night for a couple of weeks. Upon his return office visit, the Dentist discovered his gums were healing and surgery was not necessary.

The company founder and his Dentist were in complete shock! Fluoride is currently the only recognized mineral by Medical Science to fight bacteria in the mouth. The company founder created a team of natural health chemists to formulate his first product; ClayBrite Toothpaste. His passion started as a hobby to provide his friends and family with a great natural toothpaste!

The company founder’s hobby turned into a quickly expanding business as word of mouth created huge demand for this amazing brown toothpaste.

Numerous scientific research supports the healing benefits of clay, but the type of clay used is an important factor. Some clay’s contain only one or two minerals that provide little results. The company founder decided to create a Healing Body and Skin Care line using Kanwa (Calcium Montmorillonite edible grade clay) to offer the greatest benefits of healing.
According to Zionhealth,

Our natural, aluminum free deodorant boasts effectiveness while utilizing ingredients that are clean and safe. Using the combination of clay, arrowroot, and baking soda, our deodorant detoxifies and heals with each swipe. It prevents the buildup of odor-causing bacteria and absorbs excess moisture. Healing ingredients nourish the skin to improve texture and enhance protection.
 
Ingredient Benefits:
• Arrowroot helps to absorb moisture and the added essential oils are also anti-bacterial.
• Witch Hazel is a natural astringent commonly used to help absorb excess oil from the skin.
• Vitamin E soothe and moisture sensitive skin
• Arnica Extract stimulates circulation, speeding up skin healing.
• Green Tea Extract absorbs wetness and soothes sensitive skin.
• Featured Ingredient: Ionic Clay Minerals contain more than 57 trace minerals to help absorb odor and balance skin pH.

Ingredients: Maranta Arundinacea (Arrowroot) Root Powder, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sodium Bicarbonate, Magnesium Hydroxide, Tapioca Starch*, Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride, Zinc Ricinoleate, Sweet Amber Fragrance, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Ethyl Olivate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract,Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Tocopherol, Ionic Clay Minerals, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Flower Extract*,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower (Chamomile) Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil,Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract. *Organic.

Overall Assessment: I am pretty picky about my deodorants, and I really like this one a lot. I would like to try some of their floral scents to see how they wear compared to this one.

$9.98 for 2.8 oz. from Zionhealth and iHerb (Affiliate Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own. 

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Spongellé Heart-Shaped Body Wash Infused Buffers for Valentine's Day

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Spongellé makes brilliant body wash-infused sponges that effectively and gently clean and exfoliate the skin, and they leave the it deliciously baby soft, smooth, supple and moisturized. They really excel in their ability to clean and exfoliate the skin while delighting the senses with their delightful aromas. 

Simply dampen the Spongellé Body Wash Infused Buffers with water to activate the very satisfying lather. Once you have used up all of the body wash, the sponge itself is left quite intact, and therefore all you need to do is use it in conjunction with your favorite liquid or bar soaps. The hanging ribbon allows the buffer to dry out easily, but I recommend hanging it outside of the moist environment of the shower to avoid bacterial growth.

About SpongelléSpongellé LLC is a Los Angeles based company specializing in an innovative and proprietary delivery system for the personal care & consumer products industry. Spongellé’s patented Body Wash Infused Buffers® are an amazing way to take care of your skin. Spongellé’s founders created them for the most discerning customers who want the finest bath and shower experience. Infused with exotic extracts, rich moisturizers, and gentle cleansers, our Body Wash Infused Buffers® will keep your skin youthful and glowing after each use. One-of-a-kind fragrances blended with a creamy lather makes Spongellé the most luxurious bathing indulgence for your body and mind.

Benefits:

  • Body Wash Infused Buffer
  • Multi-Function, Multi-Use
  • All in One Beauty Treatment
  • Extracts of Yuzu, Edelweiss, & Vetiver
  • Time-Released Lather
  • Dermatologist Tested
  • Vegan Friendly, Cruelty-Free
  • Proprietary Infusion Technology
  • Good for travel

How to Use: Place sponge under water, squeeze to absorb. Massage in a circular motion to cleanse skin. Squeeze out excess water after each use.

Select Ingredients: glycerin, water, fragrance, yuzu extract, edelweiss extract, vetiver root extract. Made in the USA.

Spongellé For the Two of Us | Sugar Dahlia Heart Buffer ($14.00 from Spongellé): "Send a love letter with Spongelle’s For The Two Of Us Heart Buffer in Sugar Dahlia. Perfect for travel, these heart-shaped body wash infused buffers will cleanse, exfoliate, massage and love your skin."

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top: Citrus Nuances, Solar Accord
  • Middle: Midnight Jasmine, Ylang Ylang, Freesia, Muguet, Neroli
  • Base: Musk

Spongellé Love Always | Bulgarian Rose Heart Buffer ($14.00 from Spongellé): "Send a love letter with Spongelle’s Love Always Heart Buffer in Bulgarian Rose. Perfect for travel, these heart-shaped body wash infused buffers will cleanse, exfoliate, massage and love your skin."

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top: Cinnamon Sticks, Sliced Ginger, Sweet Clove, Juicy Orange
  • Middle: Tuberose
  • Base: Whipped Vanilla, Cozy Musk

Spongellé Be Mine | French Lavender Heart Buffer ($14.00 from Spongellé): "Send a love letter with Spongelle’s Be Mine Heart Buffer in French Lavender. Perfect for travel, these heart-shaped body wash infused buffers will cleanse, exfoliate, massage and love your skin."

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top: Hesperides
  • Middle: Tea Rose, Amber
  • Base: Lavender Tea, Spicy, Woody

Spongellé With Love | Freesia Pear Heart Buffer ($14.00 from Spongellé): "Send a love letter with Spongelle’s With Love Heart Buffer in Freesia Pear. Perfect for travel, these heart-shaped body wash infused buffers will cleanse, exfoliate, massage and love your skin." 

Fragrance Notes:

  • Top: Lemon, Grapefruit, Pear
  • Middle: Freesia, Peony, Floral Bouquet
  • Base: Woody, Musk, Amber

Overall Assessment: The Spongellé Heart-Shaped Body Wash Infused Buffers are perfect gifts for the people you love, and for yourself! 

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Friday, January 27, 2023

Original Sprout Face & Body SPF 27 Sunscreen Review

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I am constantly on the lookout for effective, and high quality sunscreens that are reef-safe, and Original Sprout Face & Body SPF 27 Sunscreen is definitely a great discovery. It is mid-weight, leaves no white film, can be used on the face and body, and it has a pleasant tropical aroma. Furthermore, it is a broad spectrum mineral sunscreen formulated with non-nanoparticles. Like any sunscreen, it needs to be reapplied frequently (every 60-80 minutes) to remain effective, but unlike many sunscreens, this one actually soothes and moisturizes the skin. I do wish that it was a higher SPF, but I haven't noted diminished protection.

According to Original Sprout,

Original Sprout's Reef Safe Face and Body Sunscreen with SPF 27 is made with 10% non-nanoparticles of natural zinc, which gives broad spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays. The gentle formula won’t clog pores and is safe for babies, children and adults. Re-apply often for optimal results

Features:

  • Gentle pH of 6.0 – 7.0
  • For babies, children and adults
  • Key ingredient: Zinc Oxide 10%
  • Non-nanoparticles of zinc oxide are safe for humans and marine life
  • Soothes and moisturizes dry skin
  • Provides gentle, yet effective sun protection
  • Safe for acne-prone skin
  • No soy, gluten, honey, peanut or dairy
  • Vegan

Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 10% Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Isostearate, Organic Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Organic Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Organic Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Organic Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Dipteryx Odorata Seed Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polysilicone-15, Sodium Phytate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Citric Acid.

Overall Assessment: This is a really nice sunscreen that is gentle enough for the whole family.

$15.99 for 3 oz. from Original Sprout (Unaffiliated Links). Press Sample. All views expressed are categorically my own.

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