CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ from IT Cosmetics: The Best!

IT Cosmetics: Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ has become my new favorite product, although the Tightline Full Lash Length Primer is a very close second. I believe that IT Cosmetics has indeed delivered the “ultimate anti-aging multi-tasker!”

CC+ Cream is cruelty free, paraben free and talc free! It is a full coverage, color-correcting cream, and anti-aging serum, offering broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection, all in one tube! This is a non-chemical physical only sunscreen. 

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CC+ Cream is incredible. It’s very different because it’s a full-coverage, color-correcting cream, and it can make up your entire skin care routine. This highly pigmented, multitasking  CC+ Cream won’t crease or crack in fine lines, and it will give you a “Your Skin But Better™” glow.

1.08-fl oz Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+

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jane iredale Lip Drink SPF 15 Lip Balm Review

jane iredale- The Skin Care Makeup

I have a terrific product that I will review: the jane iredale product, the Lip Drink. Jane Iredale founded Iredale Mineral Cosmetics in 1994, and her goal has been to “make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin. Products must be easy to apply, as well, so that a woman can be her best in the shortest amount of time.”

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jane iredale products are certified cruelty free by PETA!  PETA

This jane iredale product is SPF 15 from the lip balm’s active ingredient, zinc oxide. It is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation, and when used regularly it can aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. The Lip Drink provides Medium Protection from UVB/UVA rays.

Jane Iredale lip drink

I like that the lip balm tube is designed to appeal to both women and men. It’s not  just women that have to worry about skin cancer; men are equally at risk, of course! The lip balm is advertised as being colorless, which is true, but I do get a white tint on my lips.

This is practical for all seasons. Your lips can get scorched from the winter winds and the sun’s rays in the summer.

Ingredients in the jane iredale Lip Drink

 This is the back of the box:

 Jane Iredale lip drink

 

 The Lip Drink bears the Recommended by Label:

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Another great aspect is that the Lip Drink has no petroleum-derived products. Jane Iredale reports that it is Vegan and Gluten Free. The smell and flavor is from lemon and carrot oils.

Jane Iredale

See the open jar symbol? That’s the EU (European Union) requirement that all boxes and labels contain that symbol with the number of months you can expect to use the product at its “optimal performance.”   So the period the consumer has on the Lip Drink is 12 months.

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Badger Balm Damascus Rose Sunscreen Lotion

Badger Balm Sunscreen

Badger Balm has a new cruelty free sunscreen lotion for the face! This  just came on the market in April 2012 and I highly recommend it. Read and find out why.  

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Badger Balm Damascus Rose SPF 16 Face Sunscreen Lotion 

0.85 oz Glass Bottle

Price as of post review: US: $17.99

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For those who have asked, or wondered…

Facts: I am writing this review because the Badger Balm Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen Lotion worked for me–not because it was sent to me for free! I’m under no obligation; and I accepted the product for review because I had already purchased, and love, another Badger Balm Sunscreen, for my family:

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Back to the Badger Balm new sunscreen lotion!

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Badger Balm Ingredients:

Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Non-Nano, Uncoated Zinc Oxide 10.55%

Other Ingredients: *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Extract, *Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Sucrose Polysoyate (from Soybean), *Ethyl Palmate (from Palm), Aqua (Purified Water), *Sucrose Cocoate (from Coconut), *Glycerin (from Palm), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, *Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (from Soybean), *Rosa Canina (Rosehip) CO2 Extract, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) CO2 Extract, *Rosa Damascena (Rose Otto) Oil, *Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Oil, and *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) CO2 Extract.

* = Certified Organic

What is Super Spectacular About Badger Balm Damascus Rose Face Sunscreen:

non-nanoNon-Nano— Badge Balm sunscreens do not contain Nanoparticles

UVA UVB LogoBroad Spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays.  SPF 16

NSF

“The NSF is an American National Standard written specifically for personal care products containing organic ingredients. Since it is not a food standard, it recognizes and allows certain safe processes and ingredients that are critical and unique to personal care product effectiveness. This product is Certified to Contain Organic Ingredients”  Also, Badger explained this further: “One thing to note about the NSF is that it’s a great certification for things that cannot be USDA Certified Organic, like our sunscreen.  The reason we don’t put NSF on all of our products is because they are USDA certified, so we can use that seal instead.” 

NPAThis product has been Certified Natural by the Natural Products Association

Noncomedogenic–The sunscreen has been dermatologist tested & approved. It won’t clog pores.

Leaping BunnyBadger Balm complies with the Leaping Bunny Standard—ensures that none of the Badger products or ingredients are ever tested on animals.

 

I love that Badger Balm Damascus Rose has antioxidants in the sunscreen! I know they’re important, but I asked the Badger Balm staff if they would please provide an explanation for my readers since I wasn’t sure I would give an adequate explanation. 

Direct quote from Badger Balm for Moxie:

Antioxidants are important for the body to help neutralize free radicals caused by environmental pollutants and UV rays. Free radicals are highly reactive chemicals that cause damage to cells and metabolic processes when let loose in the body. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals by bonding with them, making the free radicals stable.

Antioxidants can be found in plant based oils and are also vitamins such as vitamins A, C, & E. They are beneficial when eaten, and also when applied topically.  We believe it is especially important to protect the skin from harmful free radicals, since our skin is the first defense system of our bodies. That is why all Badger products are made with ingredients, including the organic oils and butters, that are rich in antioxidants.

Our sunscreens not only provide protection from the sun, they also fight the damaging and aging processes associated with free radicals. By applying antioxidants to our skin, we help our skin fight damaging free radicals to keep us healthy and young.

Thoughts about Badger Balm Damascus Rose Sunscreen:

Damascus Rose is great because it feels very light. I wore it with and without makeup. Kept me from getting sun in both circumstances! One of the times I wore it was during a miniature golfing outing with the family.

When applied, you really have to get up close (to a mirror) to see any white-colored lotion traces; of course, no white traces would be visible when it’s under makeup.

Badger Balm

Use it on your face and your neck to not only protect you from the sun’s rays, but also to moisturize.

This is for use on all skin types, but Badger wants everyone to know that it is especially ideal for if you have dry and/or delicate skin.

Any objections? I did not have any.

Damascus Rose with Lavender & Chamomile–I liked the scent, but maybe you won’t. Personal preference.

Reminder from Badger: You must reapply this sunscreen at least every two hours, and use a water resistant sunscreen on the rest of your body if swimming or sweating.

Disclosure: Damascus Rose was provided for review. I purchased Badger 30+ Chamomile Baby Sunscreen. All links are for your convenience only!

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Spider Vein & Rosacea Day Cream with Vitamin P

Reviva Labs: Spider Vein & Rosacea Day Cream with Vitamin P is the second product that I received in a package from Reviva Labs. Here’s my previous post: Review of a Reviva Labs’ Product!  http://wp.me/p1Rkp9-K0  in which I recommended their Vitamin E Stick.

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I was very intrigued to try this Spider Vein & Rosacea Day Cream, which is advertised for all skin types.

Reviva Labs Day Cream

rosacea photoFirst, what are spider veins? Reviva Labs has provided a photo (above,) and a great explanation:

“Spider veins are capillaries that are dilated and expanded beyond their maximum elasticity causing thin, spidery red threads to appear on the skin surface. These dilated, fragile capillaries do not remove wastes and toxins as efficiently as healthy capillaries. That’s why you see redness and feel sensitivity.”

Why is there Vitamin P in the Day Cream?: The Vitamin P that is in the cream is able to strengthen capillaries, which helps to improve their elasticity and decongest the clogged ones. Vitamin P also helps to lighten Rosacea’s redness and it helps to stop further capillary damage.

Reviva Labs has gone one step further. Because these areas on your face are sensitive to the sun and need to be protected against the sun’s rays, there is also SPF #15 (UVA & UVB) in the cream. In addition, since the facial areas are sensitive to free radicals, there is a special form of Vitamin C for anti-free radical action. Soy and Wild Yam, and Grapeseed Extract are also in the Day Cream, and that is to improve one’s overall cellular function to help remove toxins and, in turn, combat the redness caused by capillaries being congested.

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Taking the protective plastic cover off, you can see how rich the Cream is!

I asked Reviva Labs about the inclusion of simethicone. Here is their response:

“Simethicone helps skin feel very smooth.”

Easy to use! Directions: Apply the cream each morning and night on the spider veins or reddened areas; massage in lightly.

What did I notice? I used this every day for 2 weeks and it did indeed seem to improve the look of the spider veins. While my face doesn’t look like the example in the post photo, I was more concerned about protecting my face against future damage—which I’m sure I am by the fact that on windy/sunny days, my face didn’t turn red! (the SPF, no doubt, hard at work in the cream!)This Spider Vein/Rosacea Cream with Vitamin P is recommended, and please be sure that you do not mistakenly purchase the Vitamin K cream. While Vitamin K has minor benefits for spider veins, it is primarily for bruises. Here is the link to the reviewed product on the online store: http://www.revivalabs.com/newstore/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=22

Where to buy:

In addition to the website store, you can call the toll free number (800) 257-7774 extension #19, to speak with a Consumer Division Representative. The Rep. can help with the ordering process or answer any questions.

Various independent health food stores also carry a varying array of Reviva products.  The national chains that Reviva Labs’ products are sold in include GNC, Vitamin Shoppes, Whole Foods and Ulta Cosmetic Stores.

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