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Columbia Skincare Probiotics

Columbia Skincare just introduced two new products – Probiotic Concentrate and Probiotic Complex, the first copically applied creams that harness the wellness benefits of probiotics specifically for skincare. Probioitcs, also known as “good bacteria”, found in yogurt, sauerkraut, kefir and other  foods, have been keeping people healthier longer for years. But now, Columbia Skincare has developed a type of probiotic specially for topical use that helps promote the health and wellness of the body’s largest organ, the skin.

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The American Academy of Dermatology has called probiotics one of the new beauty breakthroughs which can help promote clearer skin, decrease skin sensitivity, redness and inflammation. 

According to Steven Rosenfeld, a company spokesperson, these topical probiotic formulations effectively act on the most important biological feature in aging skin…its ability to renew itself, which disappears as we age. By utilizing healthy bacteria, plant stem cells and amino acids, Columbia Skincare products provide bacterial interference, and protect the skin from bad bacteria and parasites that provoke the immune system, causing such conditions as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.

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In addition to helping control these serious and sometimes painful skin conditions, Columbia Skincare probiotic products could change the paradigm on anti-aging treatments. With regular use of these products, results will be the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, while improving skin luminosity and elasticity. Who doesn’t want healthy skin? Not only healthy, but these probiotic products will nourish and renew to give you healthy and beautiful skin.

I have been taking Probiotics for years and I notice a big difference in my health – and my gut – so it makes sense that using probiotics on my skin would also have a positive effect. These probiotic products make my skin feel silky smooth and absorb quickly. And I like that the performance is backed by clinical trial experience that showed real results, and this is not just another gimmick. I have just started using Columbia SkinCare Probiotics last week and while I have noticed minor results – healthy feeling and looking skin – I plan to continue to use it.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

 

 

 

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Youth Express Night Cream

As I’m getting older, I’m starting to notice a few fine lines and dryer skin in the winter. So taking care of my skin is becoming more and more important. What’s also important is using products made with quality ingredients. 

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Insta Natural Youth Express Night Cream provides ultimate hydration benefits to your skin for an improved and more youthful appearance. This skin-refining night cream was featured in Shape Magazine as one of the best nighttime skin creams around, so as a reader of Shape I was excited to try it out – I trust their judgement. 

Youth Express Night Cream is especially good for those looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also great for sensitive skin and for those prone to breakouts and other skin care issues, such as blemishes, irritated skin, scars, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone.

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  • Powerful Anti-Aging Benefits – InstaNatural’s Youth Express Night Cream provides unsurpassed hydration to help reduce deep wrinkles, dark spots, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin. With ingredients like Vitamin C, Niacinamide, Organic Rosehip Oil and Organic Argan Oil, this moisturizer will help reverse these signs of aging and improve your complexion to give you that youthful glow you’re looking for.
  • Reduce Blemishes and Acne – InstaNatural’s Night Cream contains 5% Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), which studies have shown to help soothe acne by reducing redness and inflammation on irritated skin. With Vitamin C, which encourages the production of healthy skin, this cream is great to lessen the appearance of red marks and scars left behind by breakouts on acne prone skin in both men and women.
  • Deep Hydration and Repair – This cream features a thick and creamy mixture that can easily cover your entire face and neck or can be used to target any specific dry or rough patches you may get anywhere on your body, including your hands, arms or shoulders. With even the briefest application, InstaNatural’s Youth Express Night Cream will quickly leave your skin feeling softer and smoother.
  • Suitable and Safe for All Skin Types – InstaNatural’s Night Cream comes with a professional formula created in mind to deliver extra nourishment to all skin types. Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or sensitive skin, this moisturizer will soothe and hydrate for a smoother, brighter and clearer complexion with its natural and non-irritating ingredients.

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Youth Express Night Cream is made in the US and is paraben and cruelty free. 

You can purchase Youth Express Night Cream on Amazon (free shipping for prime members!)

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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C*Perfect Skin Organic Foaming Face Cleanser is Gluten Free

This Organic Foaming Cleanser from Sweetsation Therapy will be a favorite of anyone. The Foam delivery of the product (rather than a liquid form) makes it very gentle on the skin, and making it ideal for all skin types. I’ve tried a fer products from Sweetsation Therapy now, and this is by far my favorite. 

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You only need to use a small amount and it removes everything; make up, sunscreen, etc. It does not dry my face out at all. My face actually feels so refreshed after I use it, and I love that the ingredients are all natural and organic. 

The proprietary combination of Papaya, Strawberry, Apple, Banana and Vitamin C help to keep your skin soft and clear. 

  • Papaya Fruit contains the enzyme papain, which has wonderful exfoliating properties – removing dead skin, and specifically damaged skin. The enzyme Papain is considered to have great antibacterial and wound healing abilities and it assists in removing damaged and dead skin.
  • Papaya Extract helps reduce freckles or brown spots due to exposure to sunlight. It has skin smoothing properties and helps to create a healthier looking skin.
  • Apple Extract Contains an alpha-hydroxy acid, which refines and rejuvenates the skin. It is best known for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties, making it perfect for dry or mature skin. It also has exceptional elastase inhibition activity, making it suitable for treatments aimed at maintaining the skin’s youthful elasticity.
  • Watermelon Extract, rich in Vitamin C. It supports the UV-stressed immune system of the skin and can be used to prevent photo-aging. This extract also helps to protect the skin from every day toxins and promotes cell-renewal.
  • Cucumber Extract and Green Tea have wonderful anti-inflammatory and skin tightening properties, rich in vitamins C and E, minerals and enzymes essential for strong cell growth and repair, they are a natural source of powerful antioxidants.
  • Kelp, Calendula and Chamomile nourish, soften and sooth the skin as well as help skin retain moisture.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Saponified Organic oils of Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Organic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower), and Organic Castor Seed, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Guar Gum, Juglans regia (Walnut) Seed Oil , Organic Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil), Pyrus Malus Extract (Apple), Citrullus lanatus Extract (Watermelon), Fragaria vesca Extract (Strawberry), Musa spp Extract (Banana), Carica Papaya (Papaya), Organic Urtica Dioica (Nettle), Organic Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile), Organic Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), Organic Litsea cubeba (Litsea) Oil, Vanilla Absolute, Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hyaluronic Acid, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Citric Acid, Rosemary Seed Extract.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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ILight Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment

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Today I want to introduce you to an organic and natural, healthy skin care line; Sweetsation Therapy. Healthy radiant skin at any age is what we are all after, but many products today contain harmful chemicals and/or irritants. Sweetsation Therapy products are made using organic and natural ingredients from around the world. All products have:

  • No GMO’s
  • No petrochemicals
  • No parabens
  • No sulfates
  • No artificial colorants 
  • No artificial fragrance
  • No gluten
  • No formaldehyde
  • No mineral oils
  • No petrolatum
  • No phthalates 
  • Animal Cruelty Free

I was recently asked to try Sweetsation Therapy’s I*Light Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment. This eye treatment offers quadruple action; Made with a unique blend of natural oils and plant extracts, it instantly smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles, de-congests and lightens the eye area, instantly minimizing visible under eye shadowing and puffiness.

After 4 weeks it visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness. Calming and restorative, rich in antioxidants provided by a cocktail of superberries like Goji, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Cranberry and Blueberry and rich in Vitamin C, I*Light fights skin damage and cellular oxidation that causes premature aging, by excessive free radical activity. A combination of Kojic Acid and Milk Thistle repair sun damage and sun spots, hence improve and brighten up overall eye area, while Caffeine, Horse Chestnut, Arnica, and Ginkgo Biloba improve blood circulation acting as decongestants, reducing water retention, shadows and puffiness. Adding astringent properties, they cause constriction of blood vessels, anti-inflammatory, as well as circulation boosting properties. Reishi and Caviar rich in vitamins, CoQ10 and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid help to fight aging, supporting natural skin function the best way possible, improving firmness, elasticity and keeping your eyes looking fresh, bright and forever beautiful.

Sweetsation Therapy containers are 100% recyclable, and with their “Recycle and be Rewarded”  program, you can take a simple step to care for the earth, future of our children and environment, and rely on the fact that the container you are holding won’t end up in a landfill or ocean. 

It is truly disturbing to see how plastic thrown in the ocean affects live organism and animals. So Sweetsation Therapy decided to inspire its customers and other companies by reducing the over-packaging of products not only to care for environment but also to reduce the cost of goods, and the savings can be passed on to the consumer. When you collect 5 empty full size containers from any products, simply place them in a mail for recycling and you will receive $10 credit towards your future purchase! Now is the time for all companies to organic, all natural, and be innovative and not over package products with heavy plastic to generate a big “size impression” which is deceptive. 
 
You can purchase Sweetsation Therapy products online via Amazon. 

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Receive 25% off your order if you buy any 7 items with promo code Y25WITH7.
  • Receive 15% off your order if you buy any 4 items with promo code code Y15WITH4.
  • Receive 5% off your order if you buy any 2 items with promo code code MY5WITH2 
  • Enjoy Free 2-day shipping with orders of $100+ with promo code ENJOY100.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Feather & Bone Face Gems

Feather & Bone is an inventive, fresh and unique personal care company dedicated to the creation of Fresh Product Solutions. At Feather & Bone the mantra is INDIVIDUALITY and AUTHENTICITY.  Authenticity – it’s your inner core, your gravity, it’s the intangible and everything else is noise and constantly changing.  How you look from child to old age will change.  You change yourself through make-up and clothing to fit in, but in reality your inner core, values and authenticity is static.  Feather & Bone believes that the best way to fit in is to be you. At Feather & Bone their goal and mission is for men and women to feel empowered by who they are as individuals and embrace their inner weird and authenticity.  Their products aim to help bring back the authentic you.  

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I am always looking for natural skincare brands that make products free of harsh chemicals, dyes, and gluten, so when Feather & Bone sent me their face wash tables to try I was excited. Not only because the face wash is made with 3 ingredients, but also I haven’t used any other product like this – face wash in a tablet form – so I thought I would give it a shot.

 

How to Use

  • POP one tablet and place in the palm of your hand !

  • DROP Using your hand add 5-10 drops of water as needed and apply pressure on tablet to break to form a paste!

  • WASH: Scoop paste from palm to massage/apply on full face and wash face !
 
Feather & Bone Face Gems are made from sandalwood, fullers earth, and starch, which work together to be a cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer all in one. 

Sandalwood: Cleanser

  • An antiseptic agent
  • Gives a Natural glow
  • Removes dirt from pores
  • Anti-aging
  • Relaxes the face

Fuller’s Earth: Exfoliator

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Removes black heads and white heads
  • Tones the skin
  • Soothing effect
  • Gives natural oils to the skin

Starch: Moisturizer

  • Natural moisturizer for oily and dry skins
  • Relieves itchy skin
  • Keeps skin fresh
  • Removes dead skin
  • Cools the Face

Feather & Bone Face Gems are super easy and super fun to use. It doesn’t have much of a scent before adding the water but once the water is added, there is a nice fresh scent. The face wash did not irritate my skin at all and I did feel overall refreshed after washing. 

Have you tried the Feather & Bone face gems face wash yet? What did you think? If not, you can learn more and buy Face Gems here. 60 tablets sell for $15. 

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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FabFitFun Summer 2015 Subscription Box REview + $10 off coupon code


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FabFitFun is a quarterly subscription box. Each season you’ll get a box of fabulous finds in beauty, wellness, fashion, and fitness, hand-picked the FabFitFun team. Each box is limited edition (once they’re gone, they’re really gone!) and contains $200+ in retail value. Each box costs $49.99 but if you sign up for a year it’s only $179.99, or $45 per box. 

COUPON: $10 Off Your First Box! with coupon code GLUTENFREE  

Each box comes with a fold out card detailing all the items included.

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Highlights in the Summer 2015 Box:

Vaseline Intensive Care Spray Moisturizer – Value $8

This sponsored item is my favorite thing in the box! When it comes to cooling lotion, you can always count on Vaseline. This lotion moisturizes and is absorbed quickly. It’s great as an every day moisturizer, and especially after being out in the sun all day. The non-greasy lotion left my skin feeling silky smooth. And I love that it was in a spray bottle too!

Gorge I’ll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray – Value $24.95

This is one of those “does it all” leave-in conditioner hair products – detangles, adds shine, repairs, creates silky hair. it’s lightweight, has a divine smell, and makes my hair feel soft and look shiny without being greasy or weighing it down. fabfitfun-summer-2015-vaseline

Wren Heart Pendant –Value $100

There are a few variations of this necklace: moon, heart, and horse shoe, in either gold or rose gold. I love the heart and rose gold necklace I got! The necklace is 14Kt gold dipped rose gold with a 1pt black sapphire stone, and it’s made in the USA! 

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tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss – Value $19

There are quite a few shade variants subscribers may receive in this gloss.It’s fun that every box is slightly different; it keeps things interesting! I received the color “Flush (berry rose)”. It provides a nice sheer wash of color, lots of shine, and it has that subtle sweet mint flavor I like in the tarte lip crayons.

Inkling Scents Sultry Roll-On Perfume – Value $25

I was so happy to receive a small perfume, perfect for traveling. I have 4 more trips/ weekend getaways planned this summer and my previous travel size perfume is nearly gone! I really like this ‘sultry’ scent. It is different from what I usually wear but I love the sandalwood, rose and vanilla scents I can pick up when I’m wearing this.

FabFitFun X CosmoBody Jump Rope – Value $14

FabFitFun have partnered with CosmoBody for this jump rope and created workout videos you can find right here! Jumping rope is a low impact exercise that increases coordination and strengthens the upper and lower body. What else? It burns 150 calories in just 10 minutes, and increases your cardiovascular fitness (hello, hot summer bod!).

Now you won’t a FabFitFun box don’t you? Well if you sign up now you can get $10 Off Your First Box! with coupon code GLUTENFREE  :) 

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by FabFitFun via Bloggin’ Mamas. I received this product for free to review as part of a campaign with FabFitFun and Bloggin’ Mamas. 

 

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Product Review: Fiji Mana Virgin Coconut Oil

Oh how I love coconut oil! It is my favorite source of good fat. It is so versatile and can be used when making gluten free baked goods or cooking pretty much anything! But cooking and baking is not the only way you can use coconut oil. Coconut oil has so many benefits and is being used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, it’s an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells delicious! You can get these same benefits from using pure coconut oil. 

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Fiji Mana Virgin Coconut Oil is natural and unrefined virgin coconut oil, that is 100% pure and fantastic for both skin and hair. Made using high quality, non-GMO coconuts that are wild-harvested in the beautiful Fiji Islands, this virgin coconut oil complies with all APCC (Asia Pacific Coconut Community) standards. It is all natural, and free from pesticides, solvents, preservatives and contaminants.

Fiji Mana’s single origin virgin coconut oil is produced using the perfect balance of modern technology and traditional techniques which results in an exceptionally high quality product. Fiji Mana Virgin coconut oil is cold pressed by hand in small batches, and every coconut that goes into the product is processed within 2 hours of being split open; this commitment to quality and to doing things the right way ensures that this virgin coconut oil retains as many of the coconut’s natural health benefits as possible. While there is almost nothing that coconuts can’t do, Fiji Mana natural virgin coconut oil is best suited to use on skin and hair.

Fiji Mana Virgin Coconut Oil is an ideal skin and hair moisturizer because its unique molecular structure allows it to be quickly absorbed by the body, and its nourishing properties even help to protect skin and hair from future damage. Fiji Mana Virgin Coconut Oil left my hair feeling silky smooth. It’s also great on skin. For best results, I would recommend using it with your moisturizer immediately after getting out of the shower. I’ve also used coconut oil to shave my legs! Conventional shaving cream can expensive and is loaded with chemicals that you don’t need to get a nice clean shave on your legs or underarms. Coconut oil, on the other hand, is inexpensive, naturally antimicrobial, and smells divine. Plus, its skin-soothing properties will leave your legs looking hydrated (but never greasy).

Benefits of using Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Can protect hair against future damage, moisturizes skin, and functions as sunscreen protecting your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.
  • Is a natural antioxidant, which helps protect our bodies against the damaging effects of free radicals like damage to cellular DNA and early signs of aging.
  • Great for well-being; Virgin coconut oil helps our bodies absorb essential vitamins and minerals.
  • 100% unhydrogenated and unrefined. Virgin coconut oil does not contain cholesterol. Studies show that coconut oil improves important risk factors like Total, LDL and HDL cholesterol.
  •  The Medium Chain Fatty Acids in Virgin Coconut Oil means it is efficiently metabolized by the body to produce energy, rather than being stored as fat; thereby helping maintain healthy body weight.

Directions: Place the plastic bottle in a small basin of warm water and let the warmth of the water melt the virgin coconut oil. Open the cap of the plastic bottle and use on hair, skin or lips as desired.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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TrueLipids Anti-aging Package Review & Discount Code


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TrueLipids Anti-Aging Package has been created to provide maximum relief. While using these three products you will find they provide: cutting edge technology that deeply moisturizes the body’s skin, hypoallergenic anti-aging facial care, diminished fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, youthful healthy skin without irritation and superior lip line control! Created by Dermatologist Dr. Cheryl Lee Eberting using her patent-pending blend of essential skin lipids.

CherylLeeMD® Sensitive Skin Care offers a highly effective path to skin barrier repair and is achieving dramatic results through use of its patent-pending TrueLipids® technology. Products are developed and formulated by founder Cheryl Lee D. Eberting, M.D., a board certified dermatologist; a member of the American Contact Dermatitis Society, and past clinical research fellow of the Dermatology Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, working together with internationally recognized chemists.

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All CherylLeeMD products are manufactured in the USA and are unparalleled in their quality in today’s marketplace. Their philosophy is to use superior ingredients to achieve outstanding results. When formulating her products, Dr. Eberting had a very tall order for any prospective ingredients. To pass Dr. Eberting’s muster, any ingredient had to have no reported carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, teratogenicity, reproductive hormone disruption, could not have toxic metabolites that persist in the environment AND it had to have no or very few reported cases of allergy in the entire world’s medical literature, WHILE being cosmetically elegant and very effective.

This is not the first time I’ve used TrueLipids products. Last year I was introduced to the TrueLipids Relieve & Protect Ointment which I am still using today and has transformed my feet! So when I was approached by Cheryl Lee MD to try their Anti-aging line I just had to say yes. I knew I was going to see great results, just like I have with the ointment. 

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Use promo code “CLMDSave20” for 20% off your first order.

The package includes ($120 retail value):

  • TrueLipids TrueTherapy Ceramide+ Cream
  • TrueLipids Hydrate, Correct & Perfect Lotion
  • TrueLipids TrueLips Lip Balm

TrueLipids TrueTherapy Ceramide+ Cream is a cutting-edge, deeply moisturizing dry skin cream. Lipid Release Technology gives long-lasting, controlled lipid release to the skin where it needs it most. This cream is beneficial for people of all ages and varying skin types, and it helps to treat very dry skin or Eczema-prone skin.

TrueLipids Hydrate, Correct & Perfect Lotion is formulated especially for those who have highly allergic skin. It is optimized to help the skin restore an effective skin barrier without redness, itching and scale. This multi-tasking product is enjoyed by all ages including the cheeks of eczema-prone toddlers and children, acne-prone teenagers and adults, rosacea-prone adults and those who are enjoying their later years. This lotion also helps treat: Eyelid Dermatitis, Dry Skin, Eczema-prone Skin, and Fine Lines & Wrinkles. 

TrueLipids® TrueLips™ Lip Balm was formulated to treat even the driest of lips without the “addictive” effects that occur with many other lip products. This balm is the very best product available for providing soothing relief for chapped, cracked, dry or peeling lips. Trust me – your lips will thank you! After long weekend days out in the sun I have been using this lip balm. The essential skin-lipid blend found in this Lip Balm includes ceramide 3 for lip-line control, and natural 18-B glycyrrhetinic acid from licorice root which is calming and an anti-inflammatory (good for treating and preventing sunburns). 

I was able to tr all three on my troubled spots and all I can say is – this line works – and it works fast.  I noticed a difference within days. I use a space heater at work so the skin on my legs had become very dry and scaly. After about a week I could already noticed a difference. My skin was not only healing but it was softer and smoother than ever before. My dry has almost vanished! 

You can use promo code “CLMDSave20” for 20% off your first order. Valid until July 5.

Thanks to Cheryl Lee MD’s generous team, one lucky reader will have the chance to win the Anti-aging package! To enter, simply click on the rafflecopter below. 

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 

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Celiac Awareness Month Day 25: LOVE by Sarah Walton // Organic, Gluten Free, Vegan Skin Care

 
We can tend to forget that keeping our hands gluten free is a big part of having a gluten free lifestyle, too. Cross contamination, through food preparation and handling is a big issue. But with the proper care, and hand creams, we can help avoid this from happening. With that said, I would like to introduce you to a fabulous new product line, owned and operated by a women (I love supporting small business owners :), called LOVE by Sarah Walton.
 
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Sarah Walton has a mission in life: to remind women that taking care of ourselves is key to our happiness, and to the happiness of those around us. With this mission in mind, Sarah recently launched a line of organic, gluten-free, vegan skin care. Each batch is made locally, by hand, with great care, love and focus. 

When she decided to launch this line, she was so inspired by her cousin, who’s son has Celiac’s Disease. She was talking about how hard it was to find a great gluten-free hand cream that she could use without contaminating his food. And BAM…there it is was. So she started making recipe after recipe until she had created the perfect hand cream. Sarah has since moved on to body butter and sugar scrubs, and of course more products are on the way!

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Sarah sent me three hand creams and a sugar scrub to try. (Thanks Sarah!) 
 
Would you like to enjoy the warm feeling of the sun on your skin without having to get on a plane and book a vacation? Of course, who doesn’t want the vacation? But for those of us who can’t jump on a plane right now, I think you would really enjoy the Coconut & Lime organic sugar scrub. It will make you feel warm and happy while leaving your skin polished and beautiful. 
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Coconut oil has become one of the most sought after ingredients for a healthy body, inside and out. This, combined with refreshing lime that is packed with antioxidants, Vitamin C and flavonoids, sweep away toxins and leave skin feeling rejuvenated and healthy. After using this scrub two to three times a week for a few weeks my skin looks and feels great! It’s silky, polished, and noticeably less dry. 
 
Of the three whipped hand creams I tried – Lucious Lemon, Birthday Cake, and Cool Cucumber – Cool Cucumber was my favorite. It has a perfect scent for summertime. Made with aloe vera, plus extra Vitamin E, it’s a great cream to use after being out in the sun all day.  Not only does it feel soothing, it smells soothing, and leaves my skin feeling restored after so much sun exposure. 
 
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The Luscious Lemon was the original hand cream that started it all for Sarah. I enjoy the fresh citrus scent; it makes me feel relaxed. 
 
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The hand creams come in various sizes and also make fabulous hostess gifts, especially for gluten free lovers like yourself, chefs and people who handle food. 
 
You can purchase Sarah’s products online, and there is free shipping on all orders over $50. 
 
Not only to protect yourself, but you deserve to find a moment in every day that’s just for you. 
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Celiac Awareness Month Day 14: Get the Gluten Free Glow with OSEA Malibu

Welcome to Day 14 of Celiac Awareness Month! Last Thursday I talked about skin care, and today I want to introduce you to another, 100% gluten free and vegan skin care line: OSEA. 

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Increased awareness has led to greater ingredient consciousness, however, gluten is sneaky and exists in less obvious places. Those who have celiac, gluten intolerance, or gluten sensitivity already adhere to a strict diet, but more are discovering it is better to go gluten-free in every aspect of their lives.

As more consumers switch to a gluten-free lifestyle (by necessity or by choice), OSEA is committed to providing a safe, effective, streamlined regimen of skincare that sustains the health and beauty of your skin. OSEA is 100% gluten free and vegan! Besides being able to ingest gluten from product use, many experience skin irritation of all kinds. Taking the added precaution of cutting gluten from your cosmetic and skin care routine gives healthy skin for peace of mind.

OSEA Malibu skin and body care products restore skin to its highest level of health and appearance with natural, marine-based, technically advanced formulations that bring together the abundant vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids derived from earth and sea. OSEA has developed products based on ingredients that immediately improve and maintain the condition of a person’s skin.

OSEA skincare is made with USDA organic seaweed and is free of genetically modified ingredients, gluten, parabens, petrochemicals, sulfates and synthetic ingredients, and uses organic ingredients whenever possible. So, if you have super sensative skin you shouldn’t have a problem with OSEA products.  All products are certified vegan and biodegradable. 

I recently tried a few products from OSEA and just love the way they make my skin feel!

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My favorite product is the Ocean Cleansing Milk, which I have been using daily as both my cleanser and moisturizer. This powerful moisturizing cleanser is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin.  Loaded with nature’s best skin soothers like Water Lily extract, this super gentle creamy cleanser calms redness and inflammation on contact. DPHP* and organic algae increase elasticity, boost collagen production and ensure long-lasting hydration. It leaves my skin looking and feeling rejuvenated with a soft glow. 

*DPHP has been shown to stimulate the synthesis of collagen fibers and inhibit free radicals, improving the appearance of wrinkles and reducing signs of aging. Organic seaweed from Patagonia replaces lost moisture and can heal sun-damaged skin. Water Lilly extract reduces redness and inflammation. Together with other minerals and extracts this cleanser deeply cleanses while hydrating and restoring. 

100% NATURAL DERIVED INGREDIENTS: Aqua, *Algae Extract, *Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Decyl Glucoside (Vegetable Foaming Agent), Glycerin, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Capryloyl Glycin, Acacia Farnesiana (Cassie Flower) Flower Wax, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Wax, Sodium Palmitoyl & Water Lily Extract, Undecylenoyl Glycin, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, (Vitamin C derivative), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), *Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, and Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf (Rosemary) Extract, *Carrageenan (Crispus Chondrus), Xanthan Gum, Glycine, Potassium Sorbate *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

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Essential Hydrating oil is a restorative treatment for aging, dry and sun damaged skin. I have extremely dry skin so I was excited to try this oil. This extraordinary blend of pure essential oils restores a youthful glow and a healthy luster to skin suffering from the effects of sun damage, dehydration and aging. An intoxicating bouquet of Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Calendula and Geranium oils deliver advanced hydration and leave skin looking visibly refreshed while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

100% Natural Derived Ingredients: *Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, *Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Thuja Occidentalis (Cedar Leaf) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, *Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum (Cardamom Seed), Tocopherol (Vitamin E) *Certified Organic Ingredient

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Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.