OWN Refining Moisture Night

OWN Refining Moisture Night Cream Review

I never wear any creams on my face at night, usually, I exfoliate before going to bed and that’s about it.  I realized how important it is and the difference that it makes to add some sort of moisturizer to your night routine. Not only will your skin be smoother, it also helps with the overall health of the skin.

As a courtesy of #iFabbo  and #OWNAtUlta, I received a sample of the this  wonderful night cream.

What is OWN ?

In Own’s words 

“Own is a San Francisco based skin-health company that believes in the holistic (complete) approach towards healthy skin. Own believes that there are too many chemicals that are in our everyday lives – in our food, in our environment, and even in our skincare products. Own’s foundation is in developing unique, innovative formulas that are effective in improving skin’s overall health, but without the need for harsh chemicals. Beyond products, Own advocates for lifestyle changes to make real improvements in their skin health. Using SF bay-area technology, Own created the first-to-market aging analysis app that empowers people to see their current aging situation. Now armed with personalized information about wellness, nutrition and beauty, people can make wiser choices for their healthiest skin. Own is the NEW way of looking at OLD.” Source: http://www.ownproducts.com/index.php/about/

Product Description:

Hydrate and illuminate your skin nightly with a luxurious formula designed to fight all three causes of aging while you rest. Own Anti-Aging Refining Night Cream features clinically proven CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) technology, a plant-based ingredient designed to enhance collagen levels, improve moisture retention, and boost metabolism for softer, smoother, and genuinely younger-looking skin. 94% of women who tried Own Anti-Aging Refining Night Cream reported that it absorbs easily and penetrates the skin quickly.

  • Retinol-free formula                                                                          
  • Does not cause irritation, redness or flakiness
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Sulfate-free

My thoughts on the product ….

Ever since I tried OWN products, I fell in love with them. It is an outstanding product, not just the night cream but the entire anti-aging selection.  The texture is so soft, silky, and so easy to apply . I have found that the night cream does not leave my skin oily, but…it makes it smooth and touchable just like a baby’s skin. It absorbs and penetrates  into the skin quickly.

As I mentioned previously, I never, ever, ever, ever, apply any sort of lotions or moisturizers to my skin at night before going to sleep and calling it a day. I always thought that it was unnecessary, why would I moisturize my skin if I am going to lay my head on the pillow toss and turn all night?…..a waste of product?   Absolutely not.

After trying OWN, I have reconsidered the idea of using night cream, I have realized the benefits that come with it. I am in love with the night cream, will never stop using it. I recommend it for anyone who has dry skin, and for everyone who wants a reliable product that  works, and that is as affordable as OWN.

I encourage all my readers to try the product for themselves , I promise you that you will love it just as much as I do .

If you feel like you want to try this, there is a big promotion for the product ,  it’s a buy one  and get one  50% off.   Here’s how to buy:

You can copy and paste this link into your address bar:

http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod5050333

You can also go to the OWN website and browse other amazing products at :

http://www.ownskinhealth.com

Note:  I am not paid for the review of the product, the review is based on honest and personal experience with the product.

Thank you for reading!

 

 

OWN FIRMING SILK CONCENTRATE

Picture retrieved from Google.

OWN FIRMING SILK CONCENTRATE

You will start to notice that I talk a lot about OWN SKINHEALTH products , that’s just because I love them, not just one but all of them. The anti-aging collection is outstanding.  Reviews on the Night Cream and The Eye Lifting Cream are already up on the blog….be sure to go and check it out:)

Products sampled are courtesy of #ownskinhealth #OWNAtUlta and of course #iFabbo

Lets start by talking a little about what OWN is and what it stands for…….

In Own’s words 

“Own is a San Francisco based skin-health company that believes in the holistic (complete) approach towards healthy skin. Own believes that there are too many chemicals that are in our everyday lives – in our food, in our environment, and even in our skincare products. Own’s foundation is in developing unique, innovative formulas that are effective in improving skin’s overall health, but without the need for harsh chemicals. Beyond products, Own advocates for lifestyle changes to make real improvements in their skin health. Using SF bay-area technology, Own created the first-to-market aging analysis app that empowers people to see their current aging situation. Now armed with personalized information about wellness, nutrition and beauty, people can make wiser choices for their healthiest skin. Own is the NEW way of looking at OLD.” Source: http://www.ownproducts.com/index.php/about/

Product Description

Visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles for more vibrant skin. The naturally derived and patented CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) formula in Own Anti-Aging Firming Silk Concentrate works with your body to treat all three layers of skin through a power-packed serum that’s proven to absorb easily without leaving a residue. Own Firming Silk Concentrate works with your own body’s chemistry to reactivate healthy processes and rebuild the skin’s structures for brighter, taut, and genuinely younger-looking skin.

  • Retinol-free formula                                                                                            
  • Does not cause irritation, redness or flakiness
  • Dermatologist-tested
  • Fragrance-free
  • Paraben-free
  • Sulfate-free

If It Isn’t Love..Then…I Don’t Know What It Is

I’s amazing that no matter what product I review, I always find something that needs improvement, whether it’s the packaging, the look of the product, the smell, etc..  I CAN NOT find one bad thing about this product or any OWN products for that matter. I love how the product comes in this cute bottle, you can squeeze the top of the lid and measure exactly how much of the concentrate liquid you need. Love it…. The liquid itself is greasy but…. as soon as I applied it to my clean face, it wasn’t really that oily, it penetrated the skin rather quickly. After a few minutes, there was nothing but smoothness, and a very happy girl …”ME”.  The product accomplishes exactly what it was made to do … skin looks healthy, smooth, young, and just G-o-r-g-e-o-u-s.

Love the product, love all OWN’s Skin Health Products, Couldn’t be happier with the results.

Ladies and gentleman, I encourage each and everyone of you to try it, not just Silk Concentrate, but the entire anti-aging line. it is to die for.

Hope you find this review helpful

Thanks for reading!

 

Note:  I am not paid for the review of the product, the review is based on honest and personal experience with the product.

 

Hydroxatone

Note: Product samples gifted by #ifabbo and @hydroxatone #AntiWrinkleSPF, I did not purchase the product and I do not get payment for reviews.

Hydroxatone® HydroSyze AM/PM Anti-Wrinkle Complex

HYDROXATONE Anti-wrinkle complex AM/PM 

A little bit about the product…

The proven ingredients in the Hydroxatone 10 Complex are designed to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles while delivering intense hydration. This dual-action formula is perfect day or night – and even offers SPF protection.

What it does

Hydroxatone10 Complex™ softens the appearance of visible wrinkles.
90% of women surveyed noticed a visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.*
Immediately increases skin hydration.
Has built-in SPF 15
One cream you can use day and night!

Before and After Results from satisfied customers

 

My experience with Hydroxatone!

Where shall I begin?

First, I am not going to sit here and tell you guys that this highly rated product got rid of wrinkles or fine lines….because I do not have wrinkles or fine lines to begin with.  I cannot tell you  , my dear readers, that it actually does what is is supposed to do in this aspect…SORRY.

What I CAN tell you, is that it does improve moisture, and it’ s a pleasant cream to apply in the morning and at night. And in Fact it does make the skin supper soft….

OKAY..DO YOU WANT HONESTY?

I am not too impressed with it, maybe it’s because I don’t have wrinkles and was not able to notice any results, or maybe it just doesn’t work for me, personally.  This product may work very well for people that actually have wrinkles, so if you do,  I absolutely recommend you trying it.

Personally speaking, I will not buy this product, not only because I don’t need it , but also because it’s a bit on the expensive side …$92.00 …. Some of you might find it worth spending the money if you have fine lines…so go ahead and try it out, the website does offer a trial and monthly payments… if you want to try it …GO FOR IT…

If are interested in the product or if you want to learn more about  the Hydroxatone skincare line go to :

http://hydroxatone.com/product_card/Hydroxatone_AMPM_Anti-Wrinkle_Complex

I am sorry,  that  I cannot provide a more in depth insight and  review of the benefits of the product.

I want to thank  both Hydroxatone and ifabbo for providing me with the sample.

Thank you all for reading, till next time….

 

POREfessional By Benefit Cosmetics

NOTE: All products were purchased by me. I do not get paid to review. Pictures taken from Goolge image.

Benefit The Porefessional 

I am most certain that most of you out there, who are obsessed with makeup have already tried this fabulous  primer from BENEFIT .   I love it…. For those of you who have not tried ..you MUST MUST MUST , and here is why…..

The POREfessional

PRO balm to minimize the appearance of pores

“Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skin tones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals”   Resources: benefitcosmetics.com  By BENEFIT 

IN LOVE WITH IT ….

I love the pore professional, it’s smooth, light, and the most important it minimizes the pores.   It can be used either under your makeup or over your makeup…even during the day when you feel the pores are out….just pat a bit of the primer and it takes care of it immediately.   The other thing I really like about this primer;  it allows the makeup to look flawless and even….

So, if you are looking for a primer that works ….Try this!…you’ll like it.

Check out this awesome video to learn how to use the POREfessional.

Thank you all for reading, till next time …

 

 

Relogy Skin Care

Relogy! Inspired By The Biology of Your Skin!

So many people out there struggle with getting rid of  acne, and sometimes the treatments they buy for it,  instead of helping, make it even worse.  Relogy can help.

A couple of years ago I had a bad case of acne, and it was difficult to control it, not to mention that  it was terrible and not very appealing to walk around with a swollen face,  full of red spots, pimples, zits and so on. After purchasing so many acne kits I finally gave up.  The products would dry up my skin, irritate it, and more acne resulted from it. Although at the time I was not aware of Relogy , I was able to control and eventually get rid of my acne by using home made masks and exfoliators. I made my exfoliators and masks with lemon, sugar, olive oil, and occasionally avocado.

Recently, I got a really terrible allergic reaction to an acne treatment kit that I purchased from Neutrogena, and finally I started making new recipes that I found online to control it , and it included the same ingredients I used years ago. I know it can be very messy to rub a bunch of kitchen cooking ingredients on your face….but…you can always be mess free by using RELOGY.

Here’s what you need to know about Relogy

In Relogy’s Words 

Relogy combines clinical acne treatment with the healing power of natural ingredients, to bring you a better kind of acne treatment and prevention, in a new, healthier, way.

Clinically proven effective, a key difference of Relogy from traditional acne products is that is uses natural anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, antiseptic, healing and nourishing ingredients together, to rid the skin of harmful bacteria, heal skin, and give skin what it needs to be healthy, smooth and rejuvenated.  It’s a delicate balance. Relogy doesn’t strip your skin with harsh cleansers – keeps your skin right where it needs to be.  It doesn’t irritate your skin with harsh chemicals – it allows your skin to heal, and healthy skin to thrive.”

 

  • Salicylic Acid – (willow bark) – natural exfoliant, inflammation-fighting, reduces excess oil, fights acne in the hair follicle by clearing dead skin cells that harbor harmful bacteria.
  • Bergamot Orange – natural anti-septic, oil reducing, calms skin, the Vitamin C from this ingredient is  the most popular ingredient in  high-end anti-aging products due to its rejuvenating effects.
  • Meadowfoam Seed Oil– anti-oxidant, natural moisturizer, rejuvenating properties.
  • Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil – natural disinfectant, anti-microbial, retain softness and suppleness
  • Benzachlonium Chloride – a gently-natured anti-septic, bacteria-fighter, allows better wound healing
  • Jojoba – natural wound healing, antimicrobial
  • Chondrus Crispus (seaweed) – natural exfoliant and anti-oxidant
  • Bean Seed Extract – natural anti-inflammatory and soothing effects, and promotes collagen synthesis in the skin
  • Tea Tree Leaf Oil – anti-septic, treats wounds
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract – protects skin cells, fights dark spots

 Included in the kit

1. Rinse-Free Foam Acne Treatment

2. Skin Balancing Lotion

3. Targeted Spot Treatment

My experience with Relogy

 Rinse-Free Foam Acne Treatment

This is my favorite one, unlike other acne cleansers this is very light, it is a foam, and you do not have to use a lot of it in order to achieve the result you are looking for. The smell is pleasant, and after washing your face the skin feels really clean, and soft.   Ingredients included in this product:  Water, Salicylic Acid (from Willow Tree Bark), Benzalkonium Chloride, Sodium Laurel Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Clycoside, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Meadownfoam Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methyl Paraben, Propl Paraben, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (orange) Extract, FD&C Blue #1. 

Skin Balancing Lotion:

I have to say that it smells amazing, and it feels super smooth, but there is nothing that really stands out to me from other face creams I have used. The only thing that makes this a good choice is that it’s pretty natural, and the ingredients are more skin  friendly than other brands.  Ingredients:   purified water, certified organic coconut oil, certified organic jojoba, emulsifying wax, glycerin, certified organic coconut milk, allantion, phenoxyethanal.  

Targeted Spot Treatment:

To be 100% honest, I barely used the spot treatment. I used it maybe four times, only because I don’t’ have much pimples or anything. But I did have a pimple  on my chin and forehead. I applied just a little tiny bit on them and the next day they were pretty much gone, I used it again….the day after…no pimples …guess who was a happy girl? ME 🙂

It is for sure  an amazing product. I also like the fact that I can put in in my purse and carry it everywhere…you just never know when you might need it.        Ingredients: Water, Glycereth-18, Glycereth-18 Ethylhexanoate, Ethoxydiglycol, Salicylic Acid, Lactobacillus/Bean Seed Extract/Sodium Glutamate Ferment Filtrate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Hydrolyzed Chondrus Crispus (seaweed) Extract, Menthol, Bisabolol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanolm Ethylhexylglycerin

Over all , it’s a great product, its gentle on the skin, non irritant, convenient and effective. This  is all based on my experience, I do encourage all my readers to try the product from themselves. If you want, you can take advantage of the a special promotion for my readers by going to: http://j.mp/10Wr83C    “Free Shipping & $24.95 savings on 1yr subscription” by using the promo code: no code needed.

Hope you find this review helpful

Thank you for reading!

Product samples courtesy of #iFabbo, #relogyifabbo #Relogy

Note: Images taken from google images, I do not get paid to review these products.

 

NUGLOW

Recently, I was connected with this wounder full  skin care line, and want to tell you guys all about it.

Note: Sample provided by NuGlow, I do not get paid to review this product.

ABOUT NUGLOW!

Established in 2003, NuGlow Cosmaceuticals, LLC. is based in La Jolla, California.

NuGlow Cosmaceuticals is a specialty skincare company focused on providing only the highest quality products to improve the appearance of skin. Our company was founded on the principle of providing high quality products and service at the lowest possible price using a direct to consumer model. Our skincare products, including our lead product line containing patented Copper Peptide Complex with more than 17 U.S. patents and 80 foreign patents, are designed to enhance skin appearance, reduce signs of aging and provide other skincare benefits. It is the quality of our products that allows us to offer an unconditional 60 day guarantee on everything we sell.  REFERENCE: http://www.nuglowskincare.com/about.html

NuGlow® Copper Peptide Serum with MD3 Copper & Antioxidants

NuGlow Copper Peptide Serum with MD3 Copper & Antioxidants 

A silky, blue serum that hydrates as it glides smoothly and evenly across the face and neck. Formulated to benefit all types of skin, this rich blend of MD3 Copper Peptide Complex™ and powerful antioxidants, such as green tea, vitamin A and E, can be used both morning and night to fight free radicals and help promote healthy, hydrated skin. NuGlow™ Serum immediately improves skin texture as it moisturizes, and with regular use, the antioxidant therapy will increase the skin’s firmness and resilience while decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles..

BENEFITS 

  • improves skin elasticity
  • reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • helps restore firmness
  • increases collagen & elastin
  • increases skin hydration
  • evens out skin tone and uneven pigmentation, improving the appearance of age spots and blotchiness
  • brightens the skin

My Experience with NuGlow Copper Peptide Serum with MD3 Copper & Antioxidants

I had the  opportunity and the pleasure  to try this product.  As you can see there is an entire line of products….(I have already ordered the rest).  After testing the product for two full weeks, I noticed my skin was more firm, hydrated, and bright.  The Copper peptide is a serum, all you really need is a little bit on the palm of you hands, apply on your face and within minutes . the skin absorbs it.  The packaging is very easy to use and it is appropriate for the type of product.  I did not notice results with fine lines and wrinkles , mostly because I don’t have any :). I have nothing negative to say about this product, I will be trying the entire line and tell you guys if the others are as effective.   I recommend all my readers to try the product for yourselves, it is a really good product. If i didn’t think it was I would not recommend.

Also, the line is not expensive, it is quite affordable, if you sign up to be a member you get exclusive offers and discounts as much as 50% off…. For a list of prices and additional product details, you can go to the website : http://www.nuglowskincare.com/.  Here you will find detailed information about each product, prices and how to purchase, you can also enjoy a 60 day free trial.

Want to know what other customers think about this skincare line ?  check out this testimonial video :

http://www.nuglowskincare.com/results.html

I want to thank NuGlow for providing me with the opportunity to try the product and also I want to thank all my readers for the support.

Your Beauty is Inspiring!

#NuGlow

Brushes Vs. Sponges

VS 

Hello Beauties, 

Have you been wondering what the buzz is about with all of these beauty blenders and blending sponges? I was too, so I decided to try a few of them and tell you about the difference between the brushes and the sponges.

I have always used a foundation brush; we all know there are a few types of foundation brushes out there, some are flat, some are round and fluffy…… What you use to apply your foundation will determine your overall look.  So if you find that a flat foundation brush works better for you, then that is what you should use..

Here is a little bit about each foundation brush you will see…

Flat foundation Brushes

The two types of brushes you see here are flat foundation brushes, I rather use the flat foundation brush on the bottom image; because the finish is flawless, it is easy to apply the foundation around the nose and hard to reach spots… the flat foundation brush you see on the image up top….. is also good, but it takes too long; instead of using a fast paced circular motion…… you will have to stroke the brush throughout you face in a patting motion; so the difference between the two is how fast and flawless the application is …. With both of these brushes you can achieve a medium to full coverage look… If you have acne scars or other scars on you skin, I recommend one of these too brushes.

Duo Fiber Brush

Here’s full honesty on this brush…..I HATE IT…. I hear a lot of people saying how the finish is awesome and flawless…..NO it is not…Of course it is a matter of personal opinion, but in mine; it’s not a good foundation brush… There is too much space in between the white brush hairs, this causes the foundation to be extremely hard to blend, you spend double the amount of foundation and at the end you have to use your fingers to make sure that the foundation is even…. If you want a foundation brush that works…this is not it…trust me.  However, I find this brush very useful to apply powder or cream blush; it makes the blush look light and natural.

Buffer Brushes

The two brushes you see here are considered Buffer brushes; They are called buffing brushes because you are supposed to use them in buffing motions in order to achieve a flawless full coverage look. I personally love them, the foundation looks natural, very even, soft and absolutely gorgeous…

These are just a few of many foundation brushes you will come across. Keep in mind that each cosmetic company has different brushes for the same purpose and may be named differently.

Beauty Blender and Beauty Sponges

I was so curious about the beauty sponges when I started seeing a lot of beauty bloggers use them and mention them on Instagram, At first I thought that it was just another blending product that people would eventually forget about. Well, it wasn’t . 

I had to try it for myself so I bought a few of these “Beauty Blenders”

Beauty Blender

First, I purchased the famous Beauty Blender. A very very nice sponge; super durable, amazing for foundation and concealer application. The pointy side of the sponge allows you to reach the nose area and make the foundation even a flawless… The blender is so soft, washable and can last a very long time. I love it, I did not love the price though. This little baby cost $19.00 , I don’t know about you guys, but for me $19.00 is a lot to spend on a sponge…… Sooooo I went on a hunt for other beauty blenders that cost way way less……

Professional Studio Blending Sponge

This was one of the alternatives I found to the beauty blender; this baby even has collagen to help you achieve a flawless look, you can find it at your local Wallgreens  for $5.99…. It does a great job….buttt… The sponge was a bit “stiff”, in order to make it a little more manageable I suggest wetting it, the sponge will become double the size and softer.

SOHO Beauty Sponge

This is a sponge worth having…it is 360 degrees of amazing….. The material this sponge is made of is the same as the Beauty Blender, the pointy sides of the sponge are perfect for the nose area, the sponge is soft and manageable, washable, durable……. The price for this sponge is $3.99 at the local Wallgreens… Can’t beat that … I love it , this is the one i use the most because it is super amazing, love how it make my foundation and concealer look.

SPONGES VS. BRUSHES

In my opinion, both of the accessories are equally good…. I would not pick one type of foundation application over the other; only because they both can be used to achieve the look I want… The only difference between these beauty applying essentials is the types, the prices,  and who is selling them….

Ultimately, it is up to you to decide what works best for you, and what makes you happy.

Right now I mostly use my SOHO Sponge, because I am in love with it, but when I miss my brushes I use them because I love them too…

Hope you find this reading selection interesting, thank you all so much for reading!

 

Disclaimer: all images included in this article are not mine, they were obtained from Google images, full credit is given to it’s original owner and source… If you find one of your pictures and would like me to remove please contact me immediately. thank you .