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

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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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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.

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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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Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer Review, Swatches, Photos

Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer, in the color base yellow, is a purchase I made online at Sephora in the beginning of October, and I’m ready to give a full review. Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer is also available at their online store.  This was not available in my local Sephora, that’s why I ordered online.

This review is for Koh Gen Do yellow base color only; this may not be appropriate for your skin needs or skin tone. The Koh Gen Do yellow base specifies it is for fair to medium skin tones. However, Koh Gen Do has three other base colors to check out: lavender pink, pearl white, and green. Each one is formulated for specific needs, but all are designed to “Set the Stage for Flawless Skin”

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Koh Gen Do is cruelty free, and there are no artificial colors, fragrance, petroleum based mineral oil, or parabens.  

Koh Gen DoKoh Gen Do Makeup Primer claims to be able to help with?

To set the “stage for perfect high definition makeup” Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer diffuse diffuse redness, brighten and controls uneven skin tones, hides blemishes, minimizes pores, and smooths the appearance of the skin. Also provides UV protection.

Everything that Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer claims to be able to do, is accurate.

 

I love that the Primer is in a tube. Just squeeze out what you need.

Koh Gen Do

As many times as I tried to take a photo of before and after applying the Primer on my face, I felt my camera was not doing it justice. So, instead, I’ll show you first what the yellow base Primer looks like on my arm.

 There is too much product!!

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Very important! I in no way put this large amount of product on my face. It’s just easier to show you a large swatch. In fact, although the Koh Gen Do Makeup Primer is $48.00 (Net Wt. 0.88 oz. / 25 g), it is very economical, as only a small amount is needed. Apply a thin, sheer layer on areas that you want to address. Tap lightly into your skin to blend. Koh Gen Do warns that if you use too much/ too many layers of the product, it will not only gather in creases, but it will not stabilize your foundation if you apply that after.

Koh Gen Do

Despite applying way too much of the Primer in the previous photo, I blended it into my forearm (photo above). It spreads very easily, as it’s very silky. The photo above is a closeup camera shot, and under a very bright light, too. This is an attempt to show what my experience was in “real life,” with the Koh Gen Do Primer. On my face, it always makes my pores look almost undetectable, and allows me to either just add some blush, or, when I apply foundation, the Koh Gen Do Primer creates a very smooth surface. It’s also great to use under my eyes to cover my dark circles.

What else is wonderful about the Koh Gen Do Primer? It has botanical extracts, and in addition to being very moisturizing, has an SPF16 factor for some sun protection. I am not suggesting you use this as your only protection against the sun’s rays. Especially, as you are not covering your whole face!

There is nothing that I don’t love about this primer. Again, yellow may not work for you, so check out the other three colors available. Here is Koh Gen Do photo of all four primer colors.

Koh Gen Do Primers

 

Ingredients of Koh Gen Do Yellow Base Color:

Koh Gen Do

Moisturizing Ingredients: HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, GLUCOSYL CERAMIDE
Conditioning Ingredients: COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT
Active Ingredients: ZINC OXIDE 10.2%, TITANIUM DIOXIDE 3.4%

Inactive Ingredients: WATER,CYCLOPENTASILOXANE,GLYCOL,ISONONYL POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE, KAOLIN, NYLON-12, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, VINYL DIMETHICONE / METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, HDI / TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE,POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, DIMETHICONE / VINYL DIMETHICONE
TRIETHOXYSILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE,PEG-9 DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE,BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, MICA, GLYCERIN, SODIUM CITRATE, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, ARCTOSTAPHYLOS UVA URSI LEAF EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, GLUCOSYL CERAMIDE, ALPHA-GLUCAN, MITRACARPUS SCABER EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, MORUS ALBA ROOT EXTRACT, COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT

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Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick Review

Review of Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick 

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick!

When Reviva Labs began in 1973, they emphasized testing in Skin Care Salons, not on animals! Therefore, Reviva Labs may be the first brand sold in Health Food Stores whose products were tested with people actually using the products. Reviva Labs believed, and I agree, that by having a panel of skin care experts testing the finished products, they had even better information than the big companies who were testing on animals. Not only did they receive safety results, they also found out how the products performed!

“Reviva Cosmetic Labs has taken the pledge of the Humane Society of the United States and has made The Beautiful Choice to promote consumer preference for cosmetics and personal-care products that are not tested on animals.” Kudos to Revia Labs! 

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick

Reviva Labs Vitamin E stickThere is lots of love about Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick. The first has to be that is has sunscreen! Remember that sunscreen should be worn every day, not just in summer months, or when you’re on vacation in sunny location!  When you’re outside, you’re exposing your face to possible sun damage! Take the little bit of extra time and be safe! 

The Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick has SPF #15 sun protection, which i used on my lips and underneath my eyes. This will protect against UVA/UVB rays and wind damage. Very important, as I know that lips are vulnerable to skin cancer! No scare tactics; just a fact.

I found the Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick to be very soothing and moisturizing to my lips, preventing them from being dry and having that gross, crackly lip-look. The lip balm has a natural beeswax base with soy, Vitamin E and allantoin. Beeswax is important because it has the ability to lock in moisture and protect lips.

As is true of all of Reviva Labs’ products, they feature a vegetable oil base, rather than mineral oil!         

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick

Dr. Mehmet Oz recently told his television viewers that they should use a lip balm that contains beeswax; Reviva Labs goes even further with added ingredients and their benefits! 

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick may be applied over or under a lipstick.

The Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick has translucent coverage, which means that the Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick is great for both women and men!

As you can see from the picture, it’s very convenient to have the Vitamin E Stick in a “lipstick-type tube.”

Even the price of Reviva Labs Vitamin E Oil Stick with SPF #15 is a bargain: $4.00!

Highly recommend!

Reviva Labs Vitamin E Stick

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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