Thursday, November 8, 2012

Review: NeoCell Hyaluronic Acid Blueberry Liquid & Super Collagen Powder

 What it is: 
Hyaluronic acid gives your skin and joints the quenching hydration they crave. Hyaluronic acid is one of nature's most water loving molecules and its role in the control tissue hydration and water transport in the body helps support the appearance of smooth, supple skin, as well as provide lubrication to the joints and eyes. 
NeoCell's Hyaluronic Acid Benefits:

  • Provides the most bio-available form of hyaluronic acid.
  • Holds 1,000 times the weight in water for cushioning of joints. 
  • Assists in cell turnover in the skin.
  • Powerful aid in skin hydration and wrinkle reduction.
  • Lubricates the surface of the eye.
What do I think?
The taste of this product is not too bad. I really enjoyed being able to sample it. Both Men and Women can use it. It really does improve skin, joints, and eyes. I noticed a huge improvement in my skin in around 3 weeks. It's a bit pricey but a little goes a long way. 
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Retail: $29.95 for 16 fl oz and can be purchased at at GNC, at The Vitamin Shoppe, on Drugstore.com, and everywhere else NeoCell products are sold.

  What it is: 
Collagen Type 1 & 3 provides specific amino acids necessary to replenishing the body's collagen supply. Helps minimize fine lines & wrinkles, and improves elasticity in the skin. Builds and supports bone matrix. Corrects weak, broken, split and damaged nail beds. Thickens fine hair, adds body and slows down hair loss. Repairs connective tissues for improved elasticity, improves circulation, and promotes wound healing. Glycine builds lean muscle to help burn fat while you sleep.
What do I think?
This product is great. I mix it with my juice in the morning. I was amazed in two weeks to see that my nails were growing longer. (They are short and stubby and always break) My hair is growing and looks so much better. My skin is less dry since using this product.
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Retail: $15.97 for 7 fl oz and can be purchased at at GNC, at The Vitamin Shoppe, on Drugstore.com, and everywhere else NeoCell products are sold.




Disclaimer: I was sent these products for consideration to review. I am in no way affiliated with Neocell, nor am I being compensated for this review. As always, these are my honest opinions.

Review: Skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Mist & Glacial Cleansing Cloths

I recently had the chance to try out two products from skyn ICELAND the Arctic Face Mist and the Glacial Cleansing Cloths. I must admit I don't take care of my skin as much as I should. I'm definitely working on fixing that though!! 


What it is: 
Refreshing, toning mist with a multivitamin complex to instantly soothe and protect stressed, irritable skin. 
  • Vitamin A to help provide anti-aging protection and renew depleted skin
  • Vitamin B complex, well-known for its stress-fighting abilities, to help brighten and hydrate skin
  • Vitamin C to help reduce inflammation and provide antioxidant protection
  • Vitamin E to help nurture, hydrate and provide antioxidant protection
  • Thiotaine, a powerful natural antioxidant, to help protect skin from stress- and free-radical damage and help diminish the signs of aging
  • Yeast extract and cucumber water to help calm irritation and tone skin
  • White willow bark, a naturally occurring form of salicylic acid, soothes irritation and helps prevent breakouts and congestion in the skin
Ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Water*, Polysorbate 20, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Oxycoccus Palustris (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Cetraria Islandica Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Ergothioneine, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance (Parfum)
*With Minerals

Directions:
Spritz generously for a daily dose of multivitamins to hydrate, protect and restore skin. Can be used after cleansing before moisturizing, or throughout the day over makeup.
 
What do I think?
What is there not to love about this product?? So many great vitamins in this product that will definitely help your skin. It leaves my skin extra hydrated and soft. I have noticed less breakouts since using this product. I really love it and the smell. A little goes a long way this product. Worth every bit of $29!!

Retail: $29.00 118ml/3.99 US fl oz and can be purchased  here





What it is:  
No-water-needed foaming cleansing cloths to refresh, soothe and purify stressed skin on-the-go
  • Coconut, oat and amino acid-based surfactants provide extra-gentle cleansing
  • White willow bark, a naturally occurring form of salicylic acid, soothes irritation and helps prevent breakouts and congestion in the skin
  • Alpha bisabolol, a derivative of super-potent German chamomile helps soothe and calm irritated skin
  • Cucumber and cornflower extracts help soothe, soften and tone skin
  • Icelandic kelp helps revitalize skin and fight inflammation
Ingredients:
Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Hexylene Glycol, Angelica Archangelica Root Water*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Simondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Cetraria Islandica Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract, Oxycoccus Palustris (Arctic Cranberry) Seed Oil, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Tropolone, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Citric Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Geraniol, Perfluorodecalin, Glycosphingolipids, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Bisabolol, Eugenol, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance (Parfum)
*With Minerals

Directions:
Morning and evening, rub sides of cloth together to create a rich, foaming lather and gently sweep across skin. Do not add water. No need to rinse. Follow with the ANTIDOTE Quenching Daily Lotion in the a.m. and Oxygen Infusion Night Cream in the p.m.
 
What do I think?
These cleansing cloths are awesome. I have used cleansing cloths in the past and they left my skin dry. These cloths leave my face feeling very clean, moisturized, and soft. They are very gentle enough that I can use them every night on my sensitive skin. I was amazed at the lather I got without even using water! I highly recommend you get a pack and try them out for yourself. You will not regret it!!

Retail: $15.00 for 30 single-use cloths and can be purchased  here





 Disclaimer: I was sent these products for consideration to review. I am in no way affiliated with skyn ICELAND, nor am I being compensated for this review. As always, these are my honest opinions.

Review: Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

I recently received a sample of Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel to try out. My hair is slightly wavy whenever I do not blow dry or straighten it. I was very anxious to try this product as there are days when I don't feel like doing much to it. Do you ever have days like this??


What it is:
A "smart" gel, formulated with heat-activated wheat protein that breathes in humidity, protects the hair shaft and prevents hair from expanding. Its water-soluble formula of amino acids and vitamin A nourish and hydrate hair, leaving it soft, manageable and full of shine without any buildup. Even the most unruly curls are rendered calm, cool, and collected with style that will last and last. Also works as great protection against blow-dryer heat when a straight style is preferred.

Ingredients:
Water, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Lawsonia Inermis (Henna) Leaf Extract, Wheat Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-28, Glycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-25, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, PVP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance.

Directions:
Apply using Ouidad's Rake & Shake technique. When hair is still damp, divide into 4-6 sections. Spread a nickel size dollop through each section, with your fingers separated like a rake. Rake section from scalp to ends, then holding the ends, shake hair back and forth to create curls. Repeat process for each section. Let hair dry naturally or blow-dry with a diffuser.
 
What do I think?
I absolutely love this product. It is so lightweight that I couldn't tell that I had product in my hair. It smells soooooooo good. My fiance even complemented me on how good it smelt in my hair! This doesn't leave your hair stiff, sticky, or hard. A little definitely goes a long way with this product. I had no frizz at all! I give this product a A+ and highly recommend you purchase it!!!!


Retail: $22.00 for 8.5oz and can be purchased  here



Disclaimer: I was sent this product for consideration to review. I am in no way affiliated with Ouidad, nor am I being compensated for this review. As always, these are my honest opinions.