Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Antioxidant Serum from Juice Beauty that came in my April Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour website]

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum

Clinically proven to help reduce free radicals up to 87%, this lightweight serum feeds your skin with vitamins and antioxidants from certified organic botanical juices, moisturizes with fatty acid-packed plant oils and smoothes the appearance of fine lines with peptides, alpha lipoic acid and CoQ10. The perfect daily vitamin to use after cleansing and before your moisturizer. A Daily Essential for all skin types.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum

This is a very lightweight and hydrating serum that soaks into my skin quickly. You don’t need a lot to cover your entire face and neck. It works well with other products – moisturizer / face cream, sunscreen and foundations. I’ve been using it both morning and night for a few weeks now, and I have to say that I really love it, and will be adding it to my wishlist.

It has tons of skin friendly hydrating and skin firming ingredients. Very gentle on my sensitive skin.

Juice Beauty Antioxidant Serum

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Organic juicesof vitis vinifera (organic white grape juice)*, citrus aurantium dulcis (organic orange juice)*, aloe barbadensis (organic aloe juice)*,vegetable glycerin, saccharomyces cerevisiae extract, gluconolactone, sodium benzoate, lysolecithin, sclerotium gum, xanthan gum, organic essential fatty acids of oenothera biennis (organic evening primrose oil)*, linum usitatissimum (organic linseed oil)*, borago officinalis (organic borage seed oil)*, amyris balsamifera (organic rosewood oil)*, vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), pullulan, organic algae extract, tocopherol (Vitamin E), magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (Vitamin C), ubiquinone (CoQ10), thioctic acid (alpha lipoic acid), dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE), sodium hyaluronate (vegetable hyaluronic acid), sodium hydroxide, tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, litsea cubeba (organic may chang) pure essential oil*certified organic

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

 

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment Review

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Today I have a review of the Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment that came in my April Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment

The mask base is Rhassoul clay, mined from lava clay beds in Morocco. […]  Rhassoul has been shown to improve the appearance of skin flakiness and texture, improve hydration, improve the appearance of coloration, and improve the appearance of skin irritations.[…] Willowbark and raw organic Celery Juice aid with gentle, non mechanical exfoliation to keep pores deeply cleansed and unclogged. Live enzymes and mild compounds like the salicins in Willowbark gently dissolve away dead skin cells even without scrubbing. Herb extracts of organic Chickweed and Fennel further draw out impurities and deep clean pores. Organic Roses, Olive Leaf, and Echinacea improve the appearance of skin’s tone and firmness.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment

This mask is highly recommended for troubled and acne prone skin types. Refine keeps pores softened and open by removing dead skin cells and balancing hydration. You can dot it on a blemish and leave it on overnight to reduce the visible appearance of redness and swelling in breakouts. Unrefined Oils of organic Cranberry seed and organic Red Raspberry straight from pressing offer nourishment and natural source Vitamin E. Clay products are often not recommended for dry skin types because they tend to over-absorb oil from the skin, leaving skin uncomfortable. With Refine even dry skin types can enjoy Blissoma’s clay creation because of how they have balanced the clay with oils and liquid herb extracts.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment

It is no secret that I love facial masks, and this one definitely does not disappoint! It really works to deep clean my sensitive skin without causing it to dry out or become irritated. And it works amazingly well as an emergency spot treatment when a surprise pimple pops up! I think that this facial mask would probably work for all skin types, unless you have an allergy or sensitivity to one of the ingredients.

Blissoma Refine Clay Renewal Treatment

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aqueous Infusion Of Foeniculum Vulgare* (Fennel) Fruit, Stellaria Media* (Chickweed) Leaf, Lavandula Angustifolia* (Lavender) Flower, Rosa Damascena* (Roses), Porphyra Umbilicalis* (Nori Seaweed), Ruscus Aculeatus* (Butcher’s Broom) Root, Rhassoul Clay, Apium Graveolens* (Celery) Juice, Cocos Nucifera* (Coconut) Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Citrullus Lanatus* (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide*, Squalane, Extracts Of Glycyrrhiza Glabra* (Licorice) Root, Symphytum Officinale* (Comfrey) Root/Leaf, And Salix Alba* (Willow) Bark, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Gluconolactone, Cetearyl Alcohol And Cetearyl Glucoside, Extracts Of Olea Europaea* (Olive) Leaf, Echinacea Purpurea* Root, And Caldendula Officinalis* Flower, Essential Oils Of Litsea Cubeba Fruit, Commiphora Myrrha, Pelargonium Roseum (Rose Geranium), Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin) Peel, Lavandula Angustifolia, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli), Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Seed, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood), Grain Alcohol*+, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract*, Helianthus Annuus* (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

EiR NYC Active Face Wash Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Active Face wash from EiR NYC that came in my April Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

EiR NYC Active Face Wash

Made with an ancient recipe of African black soap, this face wash is an epidermal skin revival system that exfoliates, minimizes scarring, and brings breakouts to a screeching halt. Also, a great solution to stubborn zinc sun protection on the face.

I have to say that this cleanser is the most unappealing looking facial wash that I’ve ever used – it looks like muddy water in the package. And when you shake it up, it comes out as a dirty looking foam.

 

 

But don’t let that stop you from trying out this face wash because it is ALL KINDS OF AWESOME! It is gentle on my sensitive skin, and makes my face feel deeply cleansed without being drying. And despite how it looks, it has the most wonderful scent (without being over-scented or perfumey) likely due to the combination of lavender, ylang ylang, geranium, sage and cammomile essential oils.

EiR NYC Active Face Wash

Ingredients 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Water, Shea Butter, Shea Tree Bark Ash, Cocoa Butter, Cocoa Pods Ash, Plantain Ash, Coconut Oil, Sustainable Palm Oil, Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Geranium, Sage, Chamomile Essential Oil Blend 

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription that I pay for.

Sephora Birthday Gift 2019 – Drunk Elephant Kit Review

Sephora Beauty Insider Annual Birthday Gift 2019 - Drunk Elephant

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I finally picked up my Sephora Beauty Insider annual birthday gift. There was a choice between a Kat Von D kit and the Drunk Elephant kit. Since I’ve head so much about how awesome the Drunk Elephant line is, I knew that I had to choose that one! [info in italics taken from the Sephora website]

Sephora Beauty Insider Annual Birthday Gift 2019 - Drunk Elephant

The kit contains two samples: Mini Protini™ Polypeptide Cream & Mini Beste™ No.9 Jelly Cleanser.

Sephora Beauty Insider Annual Birthday Gift 2019 - Drunk Elephant

Let’s take a look at the Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer:

What it is:
A protein moisturizer that combines an unprecedented array and concentration of actives for improvement in the appearance of skin’s tone, texture, and firmness.
Solutions for:
– Loss of firmness and elasticity 
– Dryness 
– Dullness and uneven texture 
Protini’s proprietary formula delivers revived, younger-looking skin, almost from the first application. Lines, wrinkles, and signs of sun-damage appear reduced, while depleted skin feels strengthened and moisturized. 

This moisturizer is super lightweight, almost gel like in texture, and it sinks into my skin quickly, but at the same time it is very hydrating. It works well with my foundation and powder too. I really like this moisturizer, and I can see how long term use could be really beneficial.

Now onto the Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser:

An innovative jelly cleanser that removes all traces of makeup, excess oil, pollution, and any other grime from the day. Free of SLS, fragrance, and essential oils, Beste™ No. 9 is totally non-irritating, non-sensitizing, and appropriate for all skin. 
Solutions for:
– Oiliness
– Makeup removal 
If you want to know more…
With a unique blend of mild surfactants and makeup-dissolving emollients, this gentle formula rinses away without an ounce of residue, leaving skin clean and soft. 

This is such a great cleanser, very gentle and perfect for my sensitive skin. It removes makeup easily and doesn’t make my skin feel dry or irritated. I can see this cleanser working for every skin type.

Sephora Beauty Insider Annual Birthday Gift 2019 - Drunk Elephant

Have you tried anything from Drunk Elephant?

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Disclosure: Free Sephora Beauty Insider annual birthday gift.

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser Review

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Today I’m reviewing the Oil Cleanser from Kahina Giving Beauty that came in my March Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from Petit Vour]

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser

Dissolve makeup, sunscreen and bacteria with this nourishing oil cleanser that leaves skin clean and soft without residue. Super hydrating, antioxidant rich plant oils combine with healing and anti-inflammatory Calendula, Turmeric, and Blue Tansy to calm and detoxify skin. Luxuriate in the scent of a blend of all natural neroli and geranium essential oils.

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser

This unique Oil Cleanser is water soluble and can be removed with just water.  No washcloth required. Ideal for dry, sensitive, and acne prone skin.

This Oil Cleanser sounds so perfect for my skin!

Kahina Giving Beauty Oil Cleanser

The Oil Cleanser is super gentle, non-drying, and not at all greasy. As an added plus, it has loads of sensitive skin friendly and calming ingredients. Makeup removal is super easy, and it rinses away without leaving a residue. The cleansing oil has a very, very mild, natural scent of neroli and geranium.

 

Ingredients: 100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Isoamyl Laurate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil*, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Daucus Carota (Carrot) Seed Oil, Panicum Millaceum (Millet) Seed Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Tocopherol, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil*, Tanacetum Annuum Flower Oil, Hypericum Perforatum (St. Johns Wort) Leaf Extract, Santalum Spicatum (Sandalwood) Wood Oil, Bisabolol, Citronelol†, Geraniol†, Linalool†, Farnesol†, Limonene† 

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for!

 

Mini Project Pan – Serum Stash

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As you all know, I’ve been trying to work my way through my stash and use things up each month. I have a few serums that are getting a little old, and I really want to commit to finishing them up before buying anything new (and before they go off).

All four of these serums only have approximately 1/4 left, and I’m hoping to finish them up by the end of April. Let’s take a look at what I discovered hiding at the back of my skincare shelf:

The Ordinary Serums - Project Pan

The Ordinary Argireline Solution 10% – originally reviewed here. I just started using this one again about two weeks ago.

The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG – originally reviewed here. Another one that I’ve been using every morning under eye creams for about two weeks.

The next two, the Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% (Vitamin C) and Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion – original reviews here and here. I set these two aside when testing out some creams that had c and retinol in their formulations, because I didn’t want to overdo it ingredient-wise to prevent irritating my sensitive skin. I’m going to alternate between these two serums in my night-time skincare routine.

The Ordinary Serums - Project Pan

I’ll be checking in with my progress in a few weeks (on or before the end of April).

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Disclosure: I paid for these serums.

Currently Testing – Silk’n Infinity Hair Removal Device

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This is a sneak peek at the Infinity Hair Removal Device that the PR team for Silk’n sent to me for testing and review purposes. I’m super excited about this device because I have had laser hair removal sessions about 8.5 to 9 years ago, and was thinking about getting a few “touch up” sessions as I have had some regrowth since then (more on this later).[info in italics taken from the Silk’n website]

One thing I will say – if you choose not to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful. If you choose to do hair removal that is cool and beautiful too. We are all beautiful!

A little bit of detail on eHPL for those that like to nerd it up with me:

In addition to optical light energy found in HPL (home pulsed light), our new eHPL technology uses galvanic energy to open your pores, allowing the Infinity to treat thick, stubborn hairs right at their root even more effectively. With its quartz bulb, the device is able to reload faster than other technologies, allowing for more pulses in a shorter amount of time for speedy treatment that fits your schedule.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

So how does it work?

A quartz bulb delivers the optical light pulse, which is directed into the skin. The light energy is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft and is transformed into heat. This heat destroys the hair so it won’t grow back, while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. The result is an effective, and virtually painless, treatment. […] Galvanic energy is delivered through an electrode plate located at the rear of the Infinity device […] When the electrode touches the skin, the skin pores open, allowing optical energy to reach deeply to the root of the hair follicle, giving it access to even the most coarse, stubborn hairs. This energy also stimulates your skin to improve circulation and tone, while allowing for optimal absorption of post-treatment lotion

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

I decided to start testing on my lower leg, bikini line and underarms – all of which I have previously had laser hair removal treatments and need touch ups. I had nine treatments over the course of about 1.5 years – and that was about 8.5 to 9 years ago. I would say that my lower legs are roughly 70 to 75% hair free, underarms and bikini line are roughly 65 to 70% hair free. So I’m not starting at the very beginning. 

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

A typical full hair growth cycle may take 18 to 24 months. During this time, multiple hair removal sessions will be required in order to achieve long-lasting hair removal. The efficiency of hair removal varies from person to person according to body area, hair color and how the device is used. Here’s what a typical hair removal plan should look like during a full hair growth cycle:

Treatments 1 to 4: Two weeks apart. Treatments 5 to 7: Four weeks apart. Treatments 8+: Treat as needed, until desired hair removal results are achieved.

I’ve already done my first treatment, and am due for the second one at the end of the week. The machine is easy to use. I like that it has adjustable intensity settings. I started at the lowest intensity to see how it felt and test how my skin reacted before moving up to a higher setting.

The machine makes a little zapping sound when it flashes, and you can hear the cooling fan inside the machine. Personally, I don’t think that it hurts at all, it just feels like a little heat pulse to me. I will say that areas where the skin is thinner (ie. underarms, back of the knee, and leg crease / bikini line) feel odd – not painful, just slightly uncomfortable in a weird sort of way. On my legs, it was a breeze! And surprisingly quick to do even though I was taking my time to get used to handling the device.

I will be checking in along the way to let you all know my results after every few treatments to let you know my progress, I’m quite excited!

Feel free to ask any questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them.

Silk'n Infinity Hair Removal Device

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Disclosure: The Silk’n Infinity was gifted to me for testing and review purposes. However, my opinion is based on my experience of using this device (and of course, my experience might be different from yours).

 

 

 

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner

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Today I have a review fo the Seaweed Toner from Shamanuti that came in my February Petit Vour box. [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner1

Skin loves this delicious nutrient and mineral rich toner. It adjusts pH and refines the pores. It will nourish and hydrate the skin while removing any residual make-up or cleanser. Excellent to set makeup as well as a calming aftershave. Always carry this as a companion on long drives or airplane trips to give skin a refresher along your travels. Suitable for all skin types. 

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you will know that I absolutely love facial toner / sprays, so I was super excited to see one in the February box.

 

So how is it? The toner is really fresh and gentle on the skin. I like that it is aloe based. My only complaint is that it doesn’t come out as a fine mist but more of a full on spray. I plan to pour it into another bottle that has a fine mist spray.  The Seaweed Toner has a mild and pleasant scent – I can’t identify exactly what is smells like, but it is nice.

Shamanuti Seaweed Toner

100% Cruelty-Free and Vegan | Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Ascophyllum Nodosum (Organic Kelp) Extract, Aphanizomenon Flos Aquae (Organic Blue Green Algae) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Glucolactone, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Salix nigra (Black Willowbark) Extract, Sodium Chloride (Dead Sea Salt), Glycerin, Essential Oils, Citric Acid

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil Review

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Today I have a review of the Plum Beauty Oil from Le Prunier that came in my January Petit Vour box [info in italics taken from the Petit Vour website]

LePrunier PlumBeautyOil1

Plum Beauty Oil is an anti-aging, multi-purpose oil that balances, restores and refreshes the skin. The patent pending blend of plum varietals is naturally abundant in essential antioxidants, nourishing omega fatty acids 6 & 9 and powerful polyphenols, all of which help protect the skin from damaging free radicals. 8x more powerful than Argan oil and 6x more powerful than Marula oil in protecting the skin from damaging free radicals.™ It’s also rich in pro-Vitamin A & E to assist with healing and hydration.  

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

Luxurious in texture, quick absorbing and weightless on the skin, Plum Beauty Oil, helps calm irritation and seal in moisture without clogging pores. The Perfect Antioxidant Booster for On The Go Glow. Discover the Power of Plum.™

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

  • Ideal for all skin types, especially acne prone & extremely sensitive or allergy prone skin.
  • A natural UV Sunscreen Booster – helping to naturally fortify and protect the skin barrier from the sun and solar UV radiation.
  • In clinical studies, shown to brighten skin tone & reduce hyperpigmentation.

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

This oil sounds so amazing, and perfect for my sensitive skin!

So how did it measure up?

This is the first time that I’ve ever tried a plum oil.

I really like the Plum Beauty Oil, it is light and sinks into the skin quickly. I’ve been adding a few drops into my moisturizer in the mornings for an added hydration boost. Very calming on the skin, and not at all greasy.

Le Prunier Plum Beauty Oil

Have you tried this facial oil?

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Disclosure: This came in my Petit Vour subscription box that I pay for.