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Even Glow Vitamin C Serum {Review}

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Lately, my skin has kind of gone back in time about 10 years, and in the worst way.  I look like a teenager again, with horribly uneven skin tone, dry patchiness, and acne!  Eek!  I don’t know what’s going on, since I’m definitely not pregnant and I can’t think of any recent diet changes, but I’ve just got to get this under control.  I’m so glad an opportunity to review a supreme serum just presented itself.  Say hello to my new best friend, the Even Glow Vitamin C Serum by Valencia.

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This product is an exclusive item to Amazon, so you currently can only find it HERE for $35, but that means free shipping regardless if you have Amazon Prime or not!  They claim this to be the only antioxidant facial treatment you will ever use, and you know, I’m pretty comfortable with accepting that statement.  Its pretty wonderful.  The first thing I love is the eye-dropper applicator.  Some days I really appreciate not having to touch my face more than needed, and this dropper allows you to place the serum in exactly the places you want and in exactly the amount desired.

Untitled-2So just listen to the benefits it claims on the front of the box: evens skin tone, increases glow and radiance, absorbs quickly, boosts collagen production, and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.  Sounds like a miracle serum, huh.  Now I’ve only been using this for a few days, but I can honestly say that I can see and feel a difference in the temperament of my skin.  Mostly, it feels less irritated and more hydrated.  I really feel like I’m doing my face good by applying this serum nightly.

IMG_9354Because this product contains 20% Vitamin C, you can bet it smells amazing!  It feels and smells like dripping concentrated orange citrus right onto your face, and it feels wonderful!  Other ingredients it contains are rosehip seed oil and sea buckthorn oil.  I already have a love affair with sea buckthorn and I know about its incredible qualities, so I knew this concoction would be powerful.  It really does absorb rapidly.  It doesn’t feel slimy or sticky at all when applied–it just feels like a very fragrant serum in the way that it melts into freshly washed skin.  The essential fatty acids help to revitalize the skin leave it smoother and visibly brighter.  I can’t say that it completely vanquishes wrinkles or that I glow like a bride, but this IS helping to bring my skin back to a healthy normal, and I will definitely be using this entire bottle, down to the last drop.

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Skinnaturals Collection by Skinn Costmetics {Review}

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Have you noticed all the skincare reviews I’ve been doing lately?  I’m becoming particularly particular about what I’m putting on my face, how I’m moisturizing, and how I’m taking care of it in general.  You only get one face, ladies!  I’m starting to really be able to distinguish what is effective and what my face reacts to the best.  I’m pleased to tell you about a real winner, Skinnaturals, and what I love about it.

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This collection is a trio of ingenious products, each with remarkable components and qualities, and meant to be used in conjuction with eachother.  This first step is a Skinnatural Calming Cleanser.  This is a natural, sulfate-free, detergent-free cleanser that cleans without drying.  It doesn’t have a strong added scent to it, but I can detect the botanical extracts, like white tea and cucumber.  As you’d expect, it has a nice subtle earthy and plant-like scent, but nothing unnatural.  It can effectively remove my makeup without a lot of suds or even a lot of effort scrubbing and rinsing.  It is formulated to work well on sensitive skin, and I found it very mild and calming.  This is sold for $24.50 for 4 oz.

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Part 2 is the Skinnatural Soothing Serum.  You can read on the bottle how this is a concentrated solution that is “anti-redness & inflammation relief”.  It provides long term soothing and offers relief for redness and irritation.  I don’t know about you, but I’m experiencing a lot of redness and flaking skin lately.  This cold windy weather is getting the best of me.  This serum feels great on my face.  The green color is soothing and I like picturing it nourishing the surface of my skin and deeper.  This contains licorice root extract and white tea extract that helps reduce inflammation.  This serum retails for $36.50 for 1 oz.

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The last step is the Skinnatural Comforting Crème.  This is a powerful and gentle moisturizer with long term benefits.  Vitamin F, wood and plant extract and white tea extract help to offer anti-redness, anti-wrinkle, anti-aging and anti-damage benefits  while supporting healthy epidermal structure.  Now the directions say to squirt out a quarter size amount and apply to face, but I found this to be waaaay to much for me.  I felt pretty smothered and I had to really work it in for quite awhile to get it all absorbed.  I’ve since started using less than a dime-size amount, and this seems to work better for me and my face.  Even in small amounts, this creme is soothing, intense, and I’m loving it more every time I use it.  This retails for $34.50 for 1.7 oz.

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I’ve only been using these products for a couple of weeks, but I love how calming this system feels on my face!  My poor facial skin has been drinking it up and looking more healthy every day.  This trio really feels like it is doing much more than just getting makeup off.  If feels like my face is getting a nourishing bath, a soothing moisturizer that lasts all night, and that it is looking healthier and happier.  Just writing this up makes me want to go wash my face and use all these products asap.

The set of three products retails for $49.50, but the products are also available for purchase individually at www.skinn.com and via ShopNBC.

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Oxygen Serum from Oxygen Pur {Review}

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Enjoy my video review of the Oxygen Serum from Oxygen Pur!

This Oxygen Serum can be purchased for $80 at http://oxygenpur.com/.

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Mía Mariú Anti-Aging Pack {Giveaway} – CLOSED

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Yes, I am fully aware that skin cancer is in the cards for me.  I was way too addicted to the tanning beds in high school when I needed to look Puerto Rican for a part in our school musical (see below).

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A little scary how dark I got, right?  I’m quite confident that my radical ways are going to come back and haunt me.  If not skin cancer, than I’m sure my skin will start aging away at an earlier age than I would wish, and I don’t at all find my late 20s too early to start taking care of it.  With the affects of aging skin on my mind, I jumped at the chance to review Mía Mariú‘s Rejuvenate Your Skin Anti-Aging Pack, especially because I have already had the opportunity to review Mía Mariú’s make-up.  The foundation, shadow, and liner that I got to review a few months ago are terrific, and I’ve been using them constantly since I got them.  Honest, I use the shadow exclusively.

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These anti-aging products are fabulous!  Included in the pack is a refreshing Foaming Gel Cleanser, an Anti-Aging Brightening Serum, and an Anti-Aging Eye Treatment. IMG_3661

This anti-aging pack left an amazing first impression when I first tried out the foaming cleanser.  I’ve never experienced a cleanser quite like it, and I LOVE what it does!  It pours out a little thicker than water, but still clear and very thin, but a nickel-size amount rubbed in circular motions creates the most incredible lather.  It practically looked like shaving cream in a matter of seconds!  So thick, so soothing, and the smell is the best of the three products.  Mmm I love the super lather!  It is made with sea kelp and aloe, and great for all skin types.  Its really quite an experience to wash your face with this cleanser!

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The anti-aging brightening serum boosts clarity, and I also found it to be a great moisturizer.  You apply it to your face and neck morning and night.  It comes out white, moderately thin, and absorbs quickly.  The smell is fresh and clean, and it really boosts the way my face feels in the morning, even when I don’t want to cleanse beforehand.  It tightens, freshens, and targets sunspots and pigmentation.  I hope it lasts a long time because I could get used to the fresh and bright feeling it gives my face.  Among some other fancy ingredients, the aloe and Vitamin B Complex are what I’m loving most.

And lastly, the eye cream can be applied morning and night around the eye area.  It comes out a little thicker (less watery) than the brightening serum and smells a little stronger.  It still feels mild and safe enough to be applied so close to the eye, and the smell and texture doesn’t irritate my eyes at all.  The antioxidant ingredients are meant to reduce puffiness and the appearance of dark circles.  Man oh man, am I the perfect applicant or what!?  I DO think I look more awake and less zombie after applying.

packBased on my positive review of these anti-aging products, I would love to try out the rest of the line, specifically the hydrating moisturizer and the microdermabrasion set.

One lucky winner is going to receive the 3-item Mía Mariú Anti-Aging Pack!  The retail value of this pack is $87!


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