GLAM GLOW SUPER CLEANSE

You guys know how much I LOVE Glam Glow Super Mud as a mask. (See post here if you missed it.) Well now they have come out with a cleanser and it is even better than I expected!!

Like the mud, there is a wash for every skin type. Super Cleanse for acne prone skin, Youth Cleanse for anti- aging, Thirsty Cleanse for dry and dehydrated skin and a new Power Cleanse which is a mud to oil cleanser that removes makeup & build up for a clean and flawless complexion.

As usual there are no chemicals or parabens in it which is always a huge plus for me. All the cleansers turn from mud to foam (except for the mud to oil one)

Why I love it:

At the end of a long day, I can't wait to wash my face and get my makeup off. This wash tingles a little as its on your skin so you really feel like its getting deep into your pores and clearing everything out. It does not leave my skin feeling stripped or dry. Just glowy, fresh and clean. It gets my makeup off  really well and I notice my Clarisonic not picking up as much as it normally does with other cleansers. I am a big fan of mud cleansers to begin with but this one is the best one I have tried so far. I had a little reaction on my forehead to a product I used and this sped the healing process up a lot  for me.

Products available here:

What kind of cleansers have you been using? Love hearing from you guys! Keep in touch with me in the comment section below!



MOISTURE GOLD WITH GOLDFADEN MD!!

[show_lookbook_widget id="168927"]I have never been big on moisturizing. As someone who has combination/acne prone skin, a moisturizer was the last thing I thought I needed. A few months ago I felt like my skin was looking a little dull, so my friends over at Space NK recommended I try Goldfaden Md Vital Boost Moisturizer. They gave me a few samples and swore it wouldn't make me break out. The truth is that balancing is the key to anything. If you over dry your skin with acne products, your skin will compensate by over producing oil which in turn... you guessed it, makes you break out. It has taken me YEARS to find the right way to balance my skin but I am so happy I finally have. Ok, now onto the gold.. This line is so clean!!! I can't tell you how hard it is to find all natural products that do what they promise. The truth is, sometimes you need the chemicals to achieve desired results. In this case, you have the strength of a dermatologist brand without all the chemicals and harsh ingredients.

 

Goldfaden Md has been developed by a dermatologist and  the whole line is free of  Parabens, Chemicals, Mineral oil, Alcohol & Gluten. It is all natural & organic. The Vital Boost moisturizer is great for all skin types. It evens out skin tone, helps to brighten, fade dark spots, shrink pores and just give you a beautiful glow. It feels so good when it goes on your face. It absorbs right into your skin and leaves no residue. Vital Boost moisturizer even helps your make up go on smoother. I am a forever fan!

I just got a bunch of other samples from the line and so far, this is what I can say. [show_lookbook_widget id="168931"]

 

The Hands to Heart hand moisturizer is incredible. It has a nice light smell and feels AMAZING on your hands. It absorbs right in and makes them more plump and bright. The only negative to this cream is that it's $38 dollars and I'm not sure I can justify that for a hand cream. It does have really high quality ingredients like retinol so it really depends on how important preserving your hands is to you. Everyone has their area of concerns. I do also like the fact that for every purchase they donate money to the American Heart Association. [show_lookbook_widget id="168935"] Needle-less Line Smoothing Concentrate claims to do what Botox does without putting toxins in your body. It says that it makes the muscles in your face lazy by using 100% pure Hyaluronic Acid and advanced anti-aging hexapeptides which work to plump, tighten and smooth away the appearance of fine lines and deep creases. I can't really be an authority on this one as I have never done Botox but here is what I can say, I tried a little bit under my eyes where natural smile lines occur and it did feel tighter and looked brighter. I am a firm believer in preventative. It is a great idea to take care of your skin and do your best to prevent aging. It seems easier than trying to reverse it. [show_lookbook_widget id="168939"] Doctor's scrub advanced This scrub is meant to gently exfoliate dead skin from your complexion. It uses 100% pure ruby crystals to slough off excess cells. Antioxidant-rich red tea extract dissolves free radicals while seaweed extract soothes redness and irritation. Ideal for oily or combination skin. It is amazing and does everything it promises to, but be careful! It is very strong so you need a TEENY amount and so little pressure when exfoliating. When you first use it, scrub for 20 seconds and work your way up to longer. My skin is very sensitive and I did not know this would be as strong as it was. It is as strong as doing microdermabrasion, no joke. DO NOT USE THIS WITH YOUR CLARISONIC BRUSH!! Take a day off of Clarisonic when using this please!

*** If you want to buy this scrub, click on photo above and get 20% off by entering Extra20 in the promo code on that site.

Are you thinking of trying (or are you already a fan of) Goldfaden Md products? If so, share your experience below! Have any other beauty questions or requests? let me know!

Xx Kelly

 

ADIOS ACNE!

 

Effaclear Duo bottle

Acne happens to the best of us. Hormones, weather change, environment and diet all have an effect on our skin. We all know this. But ladies (and gents!) I have found the answer to change all of that!!

La Roche Posay's Efferclear Duo is the answer to all of your anti acne prayers! A girlfriend of mine turned me onto it. I hadn't seen her in awhile and when I did, her skin was crystal clear and glowing. Once she told me her secret, I thought I would give it a try. It actually works!! If you put it on the affected area as soon as you feel or see a pimple coming, the cream will either take it away, or reduce it SIGNIFICANTLY overnight! IF you are prone to hormonal breakouts around "that time" of the month, you can put it on surrounding areas as a preventative measure and you will not break out!! Seriously, it really works!!! This is especially great if you will be traveling. We all know how air on an airplane, change of weather and new locations can affect the skin, slap some of this on as a preventative and you will not have that problem! This cream is also non drying, oil free AND it's paraben free! Can you ask for anything more?! Also, when using this, remember a little goes a long way. You only want to use a pea sized amount. If you follow the directions, one tube will last you a couple of months at least.

 

EFFACLEAR DUo line

They also make a whole Effaclear line, including a cleanser and a clarifying solution amonst other things. I am only using the DUO right now but would be curious to try the others. I personally don't want to mess with what's working for me.. But La Roche Posay is such a clean, amazing line, so you really can't go wrong.

Pick up a tube if u suffer from breakouts and let me know how it works for you!! xo

*Recommended for mild to moderate acne-prone skin. Clinically proven to reduce acne as effectively as the leading acne prescription. Contains a patent-pending combination of Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide [5.5%] to reduce acne inflammation and Micro-exfoliating LHA [0.4%] to exfoliate and even texture. Dual action acne treatment that reduces the number and severity of breakouts with minimal irritation. Visibly reduces inflammatory and non-inflammatory acne in only 3 days.

Key Ingredients: Micronized Benzoyl Peroxide: Penetrates deeply to reduce imperfections and inflammation. Micro-Exfoliating LHA: Precise cell-by-cell exfoliation, refines pores.

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FIRST AID BEAUTY

ULTRA REPAIR CREAM

At a recent Sephora visit, I stumbled upon this incredible moisturizer. It can be used on both the face and body. I have been using it on my body because I have combination skin, but if you are dry, I'm sure this would be perfect for the face as well. It is all natural and free of Parabens, GMO'S, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates and Triclosan. This cream is SO moisturizing! It absorbs right into the skin, without leaving a greasy residue. I am so in love with this stuff!!! It has a mild fragrance which is perfect for me because I am really sensitive to strong smells. This moisturizer also comes in a small size, perfect for travel or person on the go. You can keep in your car or in your purse.

 

Perfect travel size bottle.

Ingredients: Colloidal Oatmeal 0.50%,Water, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Squalane, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus, Ceramide 3.

For more info you can go to www.sephora.com

THE MIRACLE FOUNDATION

Hourglass Veil Foundation  

I searched far and wide for a foundation that could do it all, cover, correct, protect and that was oil free and wouldn’t clog pores. Oh yeah, and I also wanted it to be Paraben and chemical free. I tested out a TON of different ones that claimed to do what they said but had no luck. Then I worked with this incredible makeup artist named Andrew Squires on the hit Canadian TV show Republic of Doyle.

Pictures from The set of Republic Of Doyle

Andrew swore by Hourglass Veil foundation and promised it wouldn’t make my very sensitive, acne prone skin break out. Well, not only did it not break me out but it did everything it promised and more! It also looked great both on and off camera! It is really lightweight and has buildable coverage that doesn’t get cakey. It withstands all types of weather (we shot in freezing cold weather in Newfoundland where it literally started hailing in the middle of a take and I’ve been wearing it all summer in the LA heat.) It never makes you oily and as an added bonus it has Spf 15 in it. To make it even more appealing, it contains three percent Matrixyl® Synthe'6™ which supports the body's natural ability to produce collagen and helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, It also contains Skin Tightener ST™ PH to improve the skin's texture and promote a younger-looking complexion. I absolutely love this stuff. I use mine with Smashbox’s bronzer primer which is oil and paraben free as well but does contain silicone. using the two together leaves me with a natural, glowy, dewy look!!

You can purchase this foundation here!

THE HEALTHY DEODORANT

Vanilla lavender deodorant stick Ok we have all heard a million times how terrible aluminum is for us. It's the main ingredient in antiperspirants and it acts as a temporary block in sweat glands. The problem with most all natural deodorants is that they normally don't work or smell good. Well I have found the answer to both!! I have turned all my girlfriends on to this and they all swear by it now. Lavanilla Deodorant actually works and smells AMAZING!!! It comes in different scents you can chose from. My favorite is the vanilla coconut but they all smell so good!! No parabens, all natural and lasts all day.

Get this deodorant Here!