Review, Raw Elements eco-formula lotion tube SPF 30

Hello lovelies,
I hope you are having a fantastic week so far tomorrow is Friday so, yippie!!.

I did not know I was receiving this sunscreen in the mail. Raw Elements told me they were sending me something but didn't say what it was I am not being paid to do this review.

I live in the sunshine State which is Florida. Sunscreen is a daily ritual for me and it should be for you too. My go to sunscreen is Cotz sensitive sunscreen which is 100% free of chemicals, preservatives, and oil's.

The following ingredients are listed in this order-

1. Non-nano zinc oxide 23%:
It sits on top of the skin scattering, reflecting, and absorbing UVA and UVB rays.
Zinc is the safest and most effective active sunscreen ingredient.

2. Organic sunflower seed oil:
There are three different types of sunflower seed oil.
high oleic acid
mid oleic acid
and
linoleic acid.
The difference between the three is a result of the balance between polyunsaturated and monounsaturated saturated fats.
The problem is that there is no way to find out which acid it is primarily made up of.

3. Organic hemp seed oil:
Good to use on aging skin, it is a gamma linoleic acid, which is a good choice for acne prone skin. It is good at treating inflammation, rich in antioxidants vitamins E, A, and D.

4. Organic Green and Black tea:
Black tea is known to treat razor bumps, itchy red skin because of the tannins which go to work right away and provide immediate relief. It has vitamins B-2, C, and E.
Minerals like magnesium, potassium and zinc.
Green tea reduces inflammation, soothes psoriasis and rosacea.

5. Organic coffee oil:
High in fatty acids, sterols, and vitamin E.
The issue is it doesn't say what oil the coffee was soaked in. That is a make or break decision for most people if you know how your skin reacts to certain oils.

6. Organic cocoa butter:
According to research this is highly pore clogging.

7.Natural mango butter:
High in palmitic acid which will temporarily soften the skin but tends to clog pores.

8. Organic beeswax:
According to research this will not clog the skin. It will hold it moisture in your skin and reduce dryness. High in vitamin a, and gives the product a smooth creamy texture.

9. Candelilla wax:
Extracted from Euphorbia cerifera shrub. Binds ingredients together. Rich in nutrients and is easily absorbed into the skin.

10. Rosemary oil extract:
Knowing to strengthen your capillaries and stimulate biological activity to reduce fine lines. Rich in calcium and antioxidants. It also works as a disinfectant with antibiotic properties, treats acne and lightens dark spots.
Some people say it reduces puffiness, eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.

11. Natural vitamin E:
There are two types of vitamin E, natural and unnatural.
To make the unnatural they take the natural and add an acid to it.
The unnatural name is Tocopheryl Acetate. The acetate comes about when the vitamin E is mixed with Acetic acid which is the main component of vinegar and will irritate your skin.

12. Natural iron oxides

You get a 3 ounce tube for 18.99
Hence the picture I inserted at the bottom of the post. The tube books halfway empty, it came that way!.
On their Website

So far, only two reviews have been left both saying they enjoyed this sunscreen.

I'm going to insert some pictures so you can see the texture of this. It is extremely thick and I found it impossible to fully blend into my skin.

I hope you have found this review helpful. Take care of yourself 🤗.

Wellspring Naturals on Etsy

Margaret is the creator, the beloved maker, She is a beautiful woman inside and out. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Margaret a bit. Her loving hand written notes that come in your order(s) is a personal touch that makes me smile.  She is such a hard worker and the quality of her products that I’ve tried are perfection.

The story of this humble shop owner is inspiring and touching and I want you to know. She had to have her Thyroid removed, along with several tumors. She has auto Immune disease, Adrenal issues. A year of severe pain,  she went from doctor to doctor none of which were able to tell her the cause. Finally, her doctor diagnosed her with, Connective Tissue disease. Margaret is open about her medical struggles, otherwise I would not be speaking of these things. Several of her creations were made to help her in her times of severe pain, like her Pain Away Essential Oil.

This is a very long post, please read carefully and make sure you get some refreshments if you plan on reading this in one fail swoop. I hope you find these reviews helpful and share with your friends and family.

It is hard for me to describe masks of any kind. I have tried 6 different mask varieties from this brand and I liked every one.. I do however believe that your results will get better with weekly use, I was impressed with just one use.

 Garden Party Botanical Mask

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When mixed with water, Flax and Chia form a gelatinous substance which has a thick and slippery egg-like feel and consistency, hence the way it looks but, still effective.

I bought the full size, this here is the sample vial. The ingredients are:

Honey Powder
Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs.

Turmeric Powder
• Protects against the breakdown of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid
• Helps to even skin tone
• Supports wound healing
• Soothes skin irritations
It can temporarily stain skin. However, I’ve found that after applying and rinsing the mask, any remaining color will disappear.

Beet root powder
contain flavonoids and Vitamin C.
They are a healthy source of Vitamin B folate, B1, B2, B6, and B12.
Niacin, amino acids, iodine, iron, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, magnesium, copper, mineral boron, and phosphorus. They are also rich in antioxidants.

Carrot Powder
• repairs and tones the skin
• reduces wrinkles and scars
• improves circulation increases elasticity.
• provides the skin with beta carotene, which is an antioxidant.
• Carrot powder contains the following vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

Pumpkin powder:
Contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body. Containing 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K. Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

Chia seeds
Helps maintain collagen in the skin. Collagen is made of amino acids from protein, so getting good sources of collagen into your diet is important for great skin, hair and nails.
Chia contains more magnesium than almost all other plant foods except cacao, making it one of the best sources you can consume
Chia is rich in zinc, just to name one of the many minerals it is abundant in. Zinc is an important mineral that is thought of as a miracle anti-aging mineral. It helps fight acne too, as a major bonus. Zinc helps keep your skin looking taut and supple, while also combating inflammation

Flax Seed
Helps tighten large pores and tone the skin.
flaxseed are bursting with essential nutrients such as vitamins A, B and E, minerals and fiber.
due to the Omega 3, 6 & 9 fatty acids Flax is powerful in helping heal and decrease inflammation.

 

Clear Radiance mask

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When I say I loved every one of the masks I’ve tried, that is no lie. I mean, really, every mask is made up of all natural, proven to be good for the skin ingredients. Ingredients are:

Calcium bentonite clay-

There are three types of bentonite clay: sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, and potassium bentonite. Calcium is the kind used for the body.
Bentonite clay may be beneficial because it can help your body in eliminating toxins, which can, in turn, help reduce inflammation. Not only will the clay remove impurities, but it will also deliver much-needed minerals and nutrients to the body, including calcium, magnesium, and sodium.
Do you suffer from dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis? If so, this clay can calm skin, heal cracks, and prevent infections that might be flaring up. You can prepare a bentonite mask compound for your hands (much as you would for your face) and anywhere else your body has skin problems. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm cloth. You can do this a few times a week for more stubborn skin issues.

Frankincense Powder

Frankincense raw powder itself comes from the hardened oleo resin of the Boswellia sacra . To obtain the oleo gum, slits are cut in the bark of the trees and a milk-white fluid leaks out. This fluid is collected and hardened.
It promotes healthy skin.
reduces skin discoloration and imperfections.

Honey Powder

Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs.

 

Deep Draw Red mask

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This mask left my skin super clean. If you have active, puss filled breakouts, I’d have to say that the red clay would suck that gunk right out. Ingredients are as follows:

French red clay

French red clay comes from Hematite Iron, its coloring the result of the copper oxides contained in this rock. Rich in kaolinite, illite, montmorillonitea and calcite, this clay is best suited for normal to oily skin types. It will cleanses, detoxifies and exfoliates the skin, leaving it refreshed, toned and rejuvenated.

Acai Berry powder

Acai berry has vitamins A, C, and E, which can help in the regeneration of your skin. and combat hyperpigmentation. Packed with amino acids, fiber, calcium and monounsaturated fatty acids. Praised for being one of the most effective natural skin treatments on our planet that not only combats unpleasant skin conditions; it also actively prevents unwelcome fine lines and wrinkles.

Frankincense Powder
Frankincense raw powder itself comes from the hardened oleo resin of the Boswellia sacra . To obtain the oleo gum, slits are cut in the bark of the trees and a milk-white fluid leaks out. This fluid is collected and hardened.
It promotes healthy skin.
reduces skin discoloration and imperfections

 

Pumpkin Glow mask

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Ingredients are:

Calcium Bentonite clay:

Calcium bentonite clay
There are three types of bentonite clay: sodium bentonite, calcium bentonite, and potassium bentonite. Calcium is the kind used for the body.
Bentonite clay may be beneficial because it can help your body in eliminating toxins, which can, in turn, help reduce inflammation. Not only will the clay remove impurities, but it will also deliver much-needed minerals and nutrients to the body, including calcium, magnesium, and sodium.
Do you suffer from dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis? If so, this clay can calm skin, heal cracks, and prevent infections that might be flaring up. You can prepare a bentonite mask compound for your hands (much as you would for your face) and anywhere else your body has skin problems. Leave it on for 20 minutes and then wipe it off with a warm cloth. You can do this a few times a week for more stubborn skin issues.

Pumpkin Powder:
Contains an array of nutrients which are beneficial to your body. Pumpkin contains 18 amino acids, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, zinc, iron, copper, and vitamin K. Pumpkin seed powder is used in cosmetics for its antioxidant, nourishing, and skin softening properties.

White Tea powder:

Tea is a drink made from the leave of a plant Camellia sinensis. Most of the harvested leaves undergo various degree of processing, which changes the chemical composition of the leaves and, among other things, reduces the content of catechins. (Catechins are a subtype of polyphenol anti-oxidants believed to be responsible for some of the tea’s health benefits.)
The major types of tea include black, green and white, differing by the method of harvesting and processing. White tea is the least processed type of tea and has the highest catechin content. It is made of young tea leaves or buds steamed immediately after harvest to inactivate polyphenol oxidase, the enzyme that destroys catechins. As a result, white tea is richer in catechins than green tea. Furthermore, since white tea is made of leaves harvested at an earlier growth phase, its composition may differ from that of green tea in other important ways as well. A study by Dr. Thring and colleagues from the School of Life Sciences, Kingston University, London, indicated potential advantages of white tea as a skin rejuvenation agent (BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Aug 2009). In the study, the researchers looked at two key effects that help slow down skin aging: antioxidant activity (ability to neutralize harmful oxygen free radicals) and the ability to inhibit matrix metalloproteinases (MMP). MMP are enzymes that degrade the key proteins of skin matrix, particularly collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles and loss of firmness. A certain level of MMP in the skin is healthy and necessary but excess MMP activity (often seen in older people) contributes to skin aging. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of UV light.

Carrot Powder:
• repairs and tones the skin
• reduces wrinkles and scars
• improves circulation increases elasticity.
• provides the skin with beta carotene, which is an antioxidant.
• Carrot powder contains the following vitamins and minerals to nourish your skin: Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, E, K, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium.

 

Green Glow mask

This picture has evaded me and I am sorry for that. The ingredients speak for themselves. You’ll see as you read my lovelies!.

Green Clay:  Works best on acne skin.  Green Clay is the most absorbing of clays, and it is generally used as a facial mask for tissue repair, drawing toxins from the skin and to normalize excessive secretions of oil or sweat. Green clay also firms, tones and refines the skin, promoting a smooth, supple, and clear complexion.

Spirulina powder:  Has a high content of vitamin A, vitamin B-12, vitamin E, calcium, iron and phosphorus, all of which are vital for your skin’s health. Free radicals make your skin look tired, limp and flabby. Taking Spirulina supplements on a regular basis works wonders for your skin, making it look toned, youthful and vital. It also treats flabby skin by eliminating the body’s metabolic waste products and strengthening the body as a whole.

Spirulina contains tyrosine, vitamin E or tocopherol, and selenium, all of which are known for their anti-ageing effects. Tyrosine slows down the ageing of skin cells. The antioxidants present in it eliminate free radicals which are responsible for skin ageing. Try this facial mask to prevent premature ageing of skin and fight acne. Make a paste by mixing some Spirulina with water and apply it on your face. Keep on for 20 minutes and wash off. This will make your skin amazingly soft and smooth as well as prevent signs of ageing like wrinkles.

Matcha powder:  Matcha contains a lot more antioxidants than regular green tea. All of those wonderful antioxidants work to fight the negative effects of free radicals and UV radiation, and can help repair sun-damaged skin. Contains chlorophyll, a powerful detoxifier, that according to sources at the Huffington Post, removes harmful toxins and fights free radicals that damage cells needed to protect our skin. Matcha is particularly good for acne because it has the ability to decrease sebum production. Anyone with concerns about fine lines and wrinkles will love the effects of matcha green tea too — matcha green tea protects our largest organ from harmful UV rays that encourage premature aging and hyper-pigmentation.

 

The Milk and Honey Mask…. 

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I somehow lost this picture. I spent hours searching in my ICloud picture account with no luck. I think the reason is, is that I have to upgrade my storage limit in order or all of my pictures to stay in the cloud.

This picture above is just me. I do not use filters, I just wanted to share that with you. Milk and Honey mask is made up of-

Ground Chia powder- When you apply the chia seed face mask, you’ll immediately notice your skin getting tighter. This helps not only firms & tones your skin but also minimize large pores and reduces oiliness. Just like flax seeds can be used as an egg face mask for vegans, chia seeds can also be used in the same way. This is because when mixed with water, these two seeds form a gelatinous substance which has a thick and slippery egg-like feel and consistency.

Ground Flax powder- There are two types of flax seeds: golden flaxseed and brown flaxseed. The only difference in these two flaxseed types is the color and the price – golden flax seeds cost more than their brown counterparts but they have the same nutrient content.
It is rich in essential omega fatty acids, antioxidants, minerals and fiber.

Firms & lifts skin
Deep cleanses & purifies skin
Shrinks large pores
Exfoliates skin
Reduces oily skin
Helps prevent & treat acne
Has anti-aging properties that helps slow fine lines and wrinkles

Powdered Coconut Milk-

Adding coconut in its ground form is ideal for a powder product. It is soothing on the skin and protects it by locking in moisture. The white flesh (harvested from inside the nut) is washed, shredded and dried. Coconut milk powder is a rich source of manganese. Copper is a very important mineral for most of the bodily functions. Copper and vitamin C help to maintain the flexibility and elasticity of the skin and blood vessels.

Honey Powder-
Also known as dry or dehydrated honey.
White and has a texture like corn flour.
Honey is said to be a natural antiseptic due to its tendency to absorb the life-sustaining moisture out of bacterial cell walls. As such, it is useful to include in healing salves and to use as a natural wound cover. Honey attracts the dirt from skin pores and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. It, therefore, is said to be a natural skin cleanser and softener. Use honey powder in your creams, lotions, soaps, scrubs, facials, masks, body wraps, bath teas, milk baths, bath salts and bath bombs

Frankincense Powder- 

Inflammatory skin reactions, sun erythema, radiations, acne, rosacea, perioral dermatitis,
atopic skin and barrier disorders, actinic keratosis, and psoriasis.

 

 Flower Power Floral Facial Steam-

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This was a different treat for me and I loved it. When I was done steaming my face it looked dewy and refreshed. Ingredients are:

Dried Rose petals-

They contain anti-oxidants that fight off free radicals, skin irritants, excess sebum and germs Organic roses are suitable for all skin types and offer amazing skin moisturizing properties for dry and sensitive skin. The natural oils in rose petals trap moisture into skin cells, hydrating and moisturizing them. Rose petals are rich in vitamin C and other anti-oxidants. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and strengthens skin cells and tissue. This enables blemishes and acne scars to heal faster. Roses have therapeutic benefits that relax the body, reduce stress and promote glowing skin. Rose petals contain natural oils and sugars that will lock moisture into dry skin cells.

Chamomile and Calendula Oils- If you’re dreaming of beautiful, smooth, glowing skin, you’ll need to look beyond those bottles of moisturizer filled with harsh chemicals. Calendula and Chamomile pack a one-two punch that really makes a difference for your skin. Calendula is similar to aloe vera in that it has anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-bacterial properties. Thanks to alpha-bisabolo, a compound found within, chamomile is known for reducing wrinkles and fine lines. It, like its relative calendula, has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant qualities that make it very effective for healing the skin.

Coconut oil- 

Coconut oil is extremely high in oleic acid. If you have acne prone skin and your pores clog easily you really should use oils that are high in Linoleic acid.

I did enjoy the facial steam, but, if I continued to use this product I am guaranteed to have clogged pores.

Clarysage Essential oil:  For hot, red, upset skin, mix several drops into facial or body cream to promote smooth and clear complexion. It is particularly good for balancing the production of sebum of the skin. Clary sage oil can help regulate oil production and reduce inflammation that contributes to dermatitis.

Cardamom Essential oil:

Cardamom seed oil can also be used to help promote healthy skin, working as a natural cleanser to disinfect skin and give it a natural radiance. It also works as a skin toner that helps fight aging. Cardamom has vitamins A, B, and C, all of which can enrich your skincare routine in a very beautiful way. Also increases the recovery time of dark spots and blemishes.

Directions for use:

Just add a pinch of the botanical blend and a few drops of the special essential oil blend to a bowl of boiled steaming water, place your freshly cleaned & beautiful face over the bowl, drape a large bath towel over your head to lock in the healing steam, and enjoy the soothing aroma for 10 minutes while you relax.

 

 

Mask Facial Kit-

IMG_3974[1]You will receive every mask I spoke about plus more including:

– Pumpkin Glow Mineral Mask
– Green Glow Mineral Mask
– Clear Radiance Mineral Mask
– Deep Draw Red Clay Mineral Mask
– Milk & Honey Botanical Mask
– Garden Party Botanical Mask
– Green Goddess Botanical Mask
– Pure Aloe
– Renewal Serum
– Caffeine Eye Quench 5ml.
– Radiance Facial Spritz
– Flower Power Floral Facial Steam
– Birch spatula & mixing bowl

Cost is 35.00, which is amazing.

I am sorry to say that I cannot review the Facial Daytime Serum, Evening Serum, and Caffeine Eye Quench. You should read the reviews on her Etsy, there sure is a ton of people who enjoy her blend of oils.

                                                                          Caffeine Eye Quench:

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Margaret recently changed the formulation, to make it better. So now she offers a vegan option as well as the new and improved version. I have not tried her updated concoctions, but I fully plan to and you should go and take a look yourself.

Wellspring Naturals

I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sincerely, Amber Morris.

 

NUXE Paris Dry Oil and Shimmering Oil Review.

Hello my Lovelies!. I hope you are all well, thank you for reading my Blog, without your support, I’d be doing this just for myself. I was overwhelmed when I received this beautiful box of skincare and body care from NUXE!. This is a brand coveted, highly loved by a vast amount of Men and Women. I am happy to bring these reviews to you and I hope you enjoy and learn a thing or two.

I have used 1/2 of the bottle of the Dry Oil, without the shimmer, and I LOVE it. The Shimmering bottle, I have used this 4 times, on my collarbone, and shoulders for that glow and it’s STUNNING!. This oil absorbed beautifully into my skin, as long as you do not use too much, start with a few drops, and use “just enough” to evenly cover. My bottle(s) that I have is not in spray form, and I am just fine with that. This oil will not just run freely out of the bottle, you need to shake it a bit, and I appreciate that fact because you are less likely to pour it everywhere. I think its nice that you can purchase these oils in spray form, but, I think you may end up waisting much more that way. My skin has reacted great, no breakouts, no clogged pores, I personally have normal skin that is nor oily nor dry. I honestly think I am addicted to both oils and I am happy to have them in my skincare/bodycare. Here is some information for you:

Huile Prodigieuse is France’s leading beauty oil.
This multi-usage dry oil, made using six Precious Plant Oils (Macadamia, Hazelnut, Borage,
Sweet Almond, Camellia, and St. John’s Wort), nourishes, repairs and softens skin and hair.
It has a unique dry oil texture and a captivating fragrance.

Ever wonder where Parisian women get that natural glow? That je ne sais quoi sense of chic? Here’s a little secret: they’re not always born with it (yes, they have their beauty secrets too!).

Dry oil Huile Prodigieuse and its sister, the Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse,  (for a golden, sun-kissed look) are more than classics, they have become an integral part of every self-respecting Parisian woman’s beauty regimen—no bathroom cabinet is complete without it! Borrow a few tips from her beauty routine: this multi-usage oil is a treat on its own, or it can replace your face, body and hand cream.

Blend a few precious drops in with your favorite cream or serum, use on wet hair to impart an effortless just-out-of-the-shower style, blend into your foundation for a dewy finish and get an extra glow by mixing it with your favorite moisturizer, and using it  before applying a face mask will give your skin a burst of moisture. Dry oil Huile Prodigieuse is a must-have for every chic woman—her all-in-one beauty potion. Now you’re in on the secret

Dry oil Huile Prodigieuse Ingredients Contains at least 97.8 % of natural origin ingredients , no  preservatives. 
INGREDIENTS : COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL [N2206/B].

Shimmering Dry Oil Huile Prodigieuse IngredientsContains at least 95 % of natural origin ingredients No Preservatives.
INGREDIENTS : COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA SEED OIL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL, MICA, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA SEED OIL, SILICA, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHEROL, CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BORAGO OFFICINALIS SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, CI 77491/IRON OXIDES, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, HYPERICUM PERFORATUM FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL [N2207/B].

Shimmering 1.6 FL. OZ. 36.00 HERE

Original Oil  1.6FL. OZ. 29.00  HERE

Here is what they look like 🙂

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Sheet Masks & Eyemask​ review from Skin 18

Hello, My Lovelies!. How are you doing?. All is well here rest assure that.  These face masks came from Skin 18; a company in which sent me these products to review because I signed up. I will never lie to you about any product. I am not being paid for this review or any other reviews that may come in the future. I hope you find these reviews helpful, do not hesitate to ask me anything in the comments.

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Cost: 1.90 on the Skin18 Website

Claims to help with wrinkles, moisture, and aids in elasticity. These Eye Patches are formulated with Collagen, Vitamin E and A, Aloe Vera, chamomile & kelp extract, Q-10 (for elasticity), and lastly, hydrogel (inhances moisture in the skin). I saw the slighest difference, only lasted an hour though. They felt nice, did not burn or tingle, no scent. Other than the ingredients I listed above, there were no ingredient list on the Skin 18 Website. These come at a great price and who knows? it may work on all the claimed issues if you continue to use them.

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Next we have a mask from the brand SOC. Called the 3-D Face Mask Pack in Rice Wine, in which is for nourishing and firming the skin.

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Oh how I LOVED this mask and I’ll be getting more. My skin was soft and gave me a glow as well. I’ll tell ya, reviewing Sheet Masks is a bit tricky, because you either like them or REALLY not like them. Most of the time you have to use whichever mask you are using over and over to see and keep the skin loving benefits permantly.  The ingredients are listed on the Skin18 Website and here they are:

Water, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, a chemical compound ,a colorless organic alcohol used as a solvent,helps other products dissolve in water, as a viscosity-decreasing agent, to thin creams and gels so they’re easier to use, and as a conditioning agent. Hydrolyzed collagen is composed of small amino acids, which help form new collagen in the body. Sodium Hyaluronate, has the ability to penetrate skin and hold onto water makes it a popular ingredient in moisturizers, eye creams, facial cleansers, skin repair creams and other anti-aging skin care products. Rice Ferment Filtrate (sake)Skin-Conditioning Agent, it inhibits pigmentation and works as a skin lightener, lightening spots and creating an overall lighter skin tone. Aloe leaf extract , Folic acid, PEG-PPG-18/4 which is a solvant, Polysorbate-20,  is used in cosmetics and skin care products as a surfactant, and  emulsifier;  serves as a dispersing agent to mix oil and water. Propylene glycol provides lipstick with its consistent texture, preserves the homogenous constituency of body lotions containing both oil and water, maintains the long-term fragrance of perfumes,  hand, body and facial moisturisers, and sunscreen products. Glyceryl Acrylatehumectant viscosity Controlling,  a multi-functional ingredient. Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Used as film former, emulsifier, and thickener in cosmetics, is a synthetic polymer used as a binder and film-former in dyes, adhesives and recently, skin creams. PVM/MA Copolymer, functions as binders, film formers and hair fixatives, to function as emulsion stabilizers and suspending agents – nonsurfactant. Hydroxyethylcellulose is a modified cellulose polymer; used as a gelling and thickening agent. Disodium EDTA, Cosmetic manufacturers frequently use this ingredient for a variety purposes. It primarily works as a preservative, chelator and stabilizer, but has also been shown to enhance the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution. Sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP) , is specifically produced for use as a stabilized source of vitamin C in cosmetic products. Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, is a widely used anti-inflammatory agent isolated from the licorice root.  Phenoxyethanol, is a preservative used in cosmetics and personal care products.  Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate).  Methylparaben, is an anti-fungal agent often used in a variety of cosmetics and personal-care products.

This next Mask is from the brand Mirum and its the Fresh Fruit Avocado Mask.

Cost on the Skin18 Website: 1.40

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I use Avocado all the time, I mash one up and slather it all over my face and let it sit for as long as I can take it and I love it. I couldnt figure out why after 2 minutes of this mask being on my face it started to burn, it really burned!. I took it off and went on a ingredient search to figure out why…………I still do not know why it burns my skin. Here are the ingredients high on the list:

Butylene Glycol, easily penetrates skin and weaken protein and cellular structure, can cause skin irritation, dermatitis and hives from too many mast skin cells.  Repeated exposure may also lead to sensitivity or skin allergies. Carbomer, distribute or suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid. They are also used to keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components. Carbomers are often used to control the consistency and flow of cosmetics and personal care products. Disodium EDTA, Cosmetic manufacturers frequently use this ingredient for a variety purposes. It primarily works as a preservative, chelator and stabilizer, but has also been shown to enhance the foaming and cleaning capabilities of a cosmetic solution. Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate).  Dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, is a widely used anti-inflammatory agent isolated from the licorice root. Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Multifunctional agent that can be used as emulsifier, surfactant and solubilizer. Useful also as foam booster and solubilizer of extracts, perfumes and vitamins. Avocade Extract,(500ppm) .

Lastly, NOT leastly I have a mask from the brand SOC Animal Cutie Anti Wrinkle Collagen Tiger.

Cost on the Skin18 Website: 1.50

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I very much loved this mask. For me, when I use a mask, my skin just ends up looking plumper, and appears to be giving off light. As I said before, most masks you use tend not to have long term benefits unless used regulary, but, I love masking it just feels so darn good.

The details on this mask are very clear on the Skin18 store website and here they are.

Has mineral rich Alpine Ice Water and Collagen This mask has 6 different kinds of extracts to help with your skins vitality and elasticity. Glacier water, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Jania rubens extract, extract of the seaweed, cosmetic ingredient for skin conditioning, Mineral water, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract is classified as skin conditioning emollient. Rice Extract, great for adjusting skin tone.

I hope you have found this review helpful. Please dont hesisate to contact me with any questions, or just want to talk to someone.

Always your Beauty Lover,

Amber Morris.

 

 

 

 

 

OZ NaturalsUltra Ageless Eye Creme Review

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Hello my lovelies, my readers who I appreciate so much! I pray your Holiday, MERRY CHRISTMAS, or which ever you celebrate was filled with prayers, love, happiness, all are safe and thankful for this short life we are blessed to have.

P.S. The link above is where you can purchase this Eye Creme!. It is not an affiliate link, I do not get paid for this by any means. I am registered with Brand backer which does give me a chance to review products. It is not guaranteed at all that you will be chosen to review anything, just a small chance!.

As you know I have tried more skincare items from OZ Naturals than any other brand I can think of and it’s for good reason(s).

  1.  They are an affordable brand
  2. They use proven ingredients
  3. Every single item they produce is darn close to being 100% natural

Here is what the product looks like:)

The texture is like a lotion, which i love. It absorbed pretty much instantly which is nice as well  This creme has brightened up my complexion which is a plus in my book. The Ingredient list is impressive and here is what you can expect to find when you get yours.

  • Matrixyl Synthe’ 6 – Fills in wrinkles from the inside both on the forehead and the crow’s feet for a visibly smoother and plumper skin. Thanks to its matrikine–like effect, it stimulates 6 major constituents of the skin,  the dermal–epidermal. Studies demonstrated that, after 2 months, the forehead and crow’s feet wrinkles are visibly smoothed from the inside of the skin. Many parameters demonstrated this smoothing effect (wrinkle volume, depth, surface…) and more particularly the lifting effect and the wrinkle spread.
  • Astaxanthin- The compound’s powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative capabilities, evidence indicates that astaxanthin has the potential to modulate aging. Oxidative stress is believed to be a principal mechanism of aging so the enhancement of anti-oxidative protection and the inhibition of free radical production are biological pathways that may protect against oxidative damage, mitigating risk for aging and has been proven in a 2011 review highlights promising aging-related outcomes in astaxanthin-related clinical trials.
  • Coffee Seed Extract-  It is proven effective to neutralize the purple effect of circles beneath your eyes thanks to caffeine and vitamin K. More so if your darkness and puffiness is triggered  by stress and insufficient proper sleep.
  • Algae Extract- Algae extract is rich in vitamins and trace elements. It helps in rebalancing the skin’s moisture content while protecting, stimulating, and nourishing the skin. It is an active substance, which normalizes the skin’s moisture content and provides suppleness to the epidermis. Also has an anti-inflammatory action, very effective in reducing wrinkles. It has powerful antioxidant properties. It brings about an immediate skin-tightening effect and also long-term anti-wrinkling effect by protecting skin cells from oxidative stress and strengthening the skin’s connective tissue by stimulating collagen synthesis and renewal of tissue cells.
  • Carrot Root Extract-  Is another way of treating your skin right. The presence of Beta carotene and vitamin A helps to keep your skin alive. It maintains the elasticity of the skin which happens to sag at one point or the other. These oils have been used quite regularly in many skin care products. It protects the sun damaged and wrinkled skin. It keeps the skin firmer and more radiant due to its anti-aging properties.
  • Vitamin E- In this case also called; Tocopherol- It performs its functions as antioxidant and it protects cell membranes from oxidation.

I am glad to have this in my daily skincare Regimen and will continue to purchase this. I hope you have found my review helpful. Please come back to see me again and please, tell your friends and family about my little blog that I love so much!.

Your Beauty Lover,

Amber Morris:)

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OZ Naturals Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel Mini Review

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Hello my Dear Readers!. It has been a crazy, long, busy week here at home!. Over the weekend we celebrated my Son, Gabriel’s 10th Birthday. We went bowling, arcade fun, along with laser tag and he loved everything so much!. I posted a couple pictures on Instagram, there is a link to my Instagram feed here on my blog if you would like to see.

I was contacted by OZ Naturals, through BrandBacker asking if I would like to try their new eye gel they just released, so I did and that is what I am going to chat about today. First, I am an honest woman. I am not being paid for this blog posting. I received this from Oz Naturals Amazon shop, not a random seller. http://amzn.to/1GyWAYa

Here are the claims and Ingredients of the gel:

Contains Matrixyl Synthe’6, known for its wrinkle lifting effects which helps to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and forehead lines.
HALOXYL, is an anti-inflammatory that helps diminish and fade the appearance of dark circles with repeated use.
CAFFEINE, reduces puffiness.
Hyaluronic Acid attracts moisture, and Apple Stem Cells protect skin and help preserve a more youthful look.

When I first apply this I get a warming feeling, nothing painful. It does make my under eye “feel” tighter, without looking tighter right away. As suspected it will take about 2 months of use for me to have a clear opinion. The directions say you can apply this under makeup, and can be used both day and night. Every time I apply this at night, when I wake up there is always a slight film where ever I place this at. I do not know why it does not appear to fully sink in, or why it leaves a film.

The Ingredient list is impressive with proven results behind them. I am looking forward to finishing this bottle, seeing my results, and possibly purchasing this myself. The price is an added bonus that many can afford. Here are some pictures for you as to what the product looks like.

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I hope you have found this a bit more helpful as to maybe adding this into your skin care regimen!. I’ll be seeing you soon!.

Always, Amber Morris.

OZ Naturals 2.5% Retinol + Astaxanthin + Vitamin E,Serum Review

Hello my lovelies!. Thank you for visiting me and reading my blog post(s). Your support means so very much to me!.

This new item that I added to my skincare routine has made a huge difference in the overall texture of my skin and one great part of this great product is THE PRICE! (24.99) on Amazon * NOT from any ole’ random seller either, from the company it’s self!. First I need to tell you about this company just in case you have never heard about them.
OZ Naturals is a leader in natural skincare. We formulate the most effective anti aging products on the market. Our products are cruelty-free, paraben free, sulfate free, mineral oil free, lanolin free and gluten free. Top seller on amazon.
Co-Founder and Certified Esthetician, Angela Irish launched OZ Naturals as a company that embodies everything she’s passionate about — healthy skin, anti-aging, natural ingredients, and utilizing the latest technology to formulate the highest quality skin care products on the market.
Utilizing her personal experience of skin issues, that she understands that when your skin is unhealthy it can negatively affect your self-esteem. After try tons of products over the years she was always left with the same skin issues as before. Sometimes even worse than before. Angela knows how disheartening this can be, especially when so many skin care products make huge claims, and simply do not deliver. It’s especially frustrating when the cost of those products are hardly affordable, and you realize once again that you’ve wasted your money.
While it’s true that beautiful skin is also hereditary, healthy skin comes from taking care of the inside and outside of our bodies. However, finding the right products for your skin can be the toughest part of the equation. This is why OZ Naturals was founded, to create healthy, premium skin care products to help those who weren’t naturally born with perfect skin, to obtain more perfect skin. The kind of skin that everyone deserves to have.

CLAIMS OF PRODUCT:
Our CLINICAL STRENGTH 2.5% Retinol Serum is the highest concentration of retinol available without a prescription. It includes Astaxanthin and Vitamin E, which provide unmatched antioxidant properties and activate collagen and elastin production.
CRUELTY FREE and 72% ORGANIC our 2.5% Retinol Serum does not contain alcohol, parabens or sulfates and is safe for all skin types.
MADE IN THE USA, OZ Naturals formulates the most effective anti-aging products on the market.. It is proven to minimize hyper-pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles and greatly improve texture and tone.
This is what the product looks like

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The only people I would advise caution to are those who have extremely dry skin, have used retinol in the past and had peeling skin, or any other adverse problems. I do have semi-dry skin myself but it’s not over the top sensitive either.

This is the only product I have ever used from this line and I am super happy to have tried this product. If you have tried anything else from OZ Naturals and love or dislike any of them, let me know in the comments, I want to hear from you all!. You can purchase this Serum on the link below.

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Always, Amber Morris REMEMBER, If you have any questions, suggestions, feel free to send me a message I am here for you, my readers!. You are my support and I want you engaged in my posts!.