Stressed Skin Beauty Products

Stressed Skin? Calm it Down with These Skincare Products

If you’re like us, then you probably thought your skin would be at it’s best since having to take a break from pore-clogging makeup; and like us, you’d be wrong. Although staying at home has given our skin and pores a break from foundation, setting sprays and powders, our skin seems angrier than before. This anger, of course, leads to breakouts.  What could be causing our skin to protest it’s “bareness”? Is it revolting against not being dressed up in makeup? No! The answer is stress. The stress of being fearful of catching Covid-19, hearing about the deaths of friends and family, the inability to find the groceries you need, unemployment, etc has us all stressed out. And this is how stressed skin reacts.

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

Speaking to other beauty lovers, it seems our skin is all reacting the same way. We’re experiencing dry, cracked lips; blemish and breakouts; and of course, extremely dry hands. So how do we fix this? By taking some real time out for self-care. Now is the time to treat your skin to some calming and pampering skincare products to combat the effects of these stressful times. Check out the stressed skin savors we’re currently enjoying from nügg Beauty, Merle Norman Cosmetics, and MasqueBAR.

nügg Beauty

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

nügg’s commitment is to its consumers during this time. nügg products can be found at grocery stores such as Whole Foods, Target, Meijer, and Giant Eagle – making it very convenient when you are picking up food for the week. If you’re sticking to online shopping only, you can find their products on Amazon and www.nuggbeauty.com. The brand is offering 20% off their entire site and also including a free Deep Clean Face Mask with all purchases.

Merle Norman Cosmetics

A brand that was started during the Great Depression, Merle Norman Cosmetics has been at the forefront to help Americans during difficult times. During World War II, the brand was a supplier of camouflage sticks and lubricating oil. Their Ultra Rich Hand Cream, $25.00, is exactly the ultra-rich formula you need to nourish, hydrate, and protect hands, nails, and cuticles after the numerous handwashing.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Hand Sanitizer

Today the brand is producing World Health Organization approved Hand Sanitizer in two sizes: 3.4oz for $5.00, and 6oz for $10.00. This fragrance-free, 80% alcohol-based, quick-drying formula helps reduce potentially disease-causing germs. Merle Norman Cosmetics is offering free shipping on all orders of $50.00 or more.

MasqueBAR

Stressed Skin Beauty Products

It’s known that masking is a timeout of daily life. And when life is anything but routine, masks offer a quick break with exponential benefits. MasqueBAR offers a wide variety of masks from natural to product/solution to fun opportunities for parents and kids. The cost is small but the payoff is big. MasqueBAR is offering 30% off everything on www.masque.bar.

Are you experiencing stressed skin? What products are you using to combat the effects?

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

Got Milk? Welcome The New Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

Ancient rulers have enjoyed milk baths for their amazing skin benefits. When you have something that works, why stop. Of course, if you’re vegan, a milk bath or cleanser is the last thing you want to use. So how can you enjoy the benefits of a milk bath without going against your core vegan beliefs? With the diary-free New Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser of course.

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

The Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser is a gentle-yet-effective, sulfate-free cleanser formulated with a blend of vegan milks to wash away dirt, impurities, and makeup without stripping skin. This creamy, fragrance-free cleanser is great for those with normal to dry skin, and amazing for sensitive skin. You’ll love it for its milky lather, and for how it thoroughly-yet-gently cleanse and nourish your skin.

Milk Makeup Vegan Milk Cleanser

What makes this vegan milky facial cleanser a great skincare must-have? It boasts Desert Milk, which instantly hydrates and helps your skin stay moisturized. Desert Milk is made from Kalahari melon, baobab, jojoba, and aloe vera which thrive in arid environments thanks to their water-storing abilities. It also features vitamin-rich fig milk plus shea butter to soften, soothe, and refresh your skin, while Oat milk calms and comforts it. Lastly, Argan milk, grapeseed oil, and olive-derived squalane seals in moisture and helps provide amazing antioxidant protection against environmental stressors.

We promise you’ll love this vegan milk cleanser. Along with it being vegan, it’s also cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, fragrance-free, and gluten-free. We think Cleopatra would approve!

Join us in welcoming the second member of the Vegan Milk family, it joins the already popular Vegan Milk Moisturizer; a nourishing daily moisturizer with the same unique blend of vegan milks that boasts lightweight hydration and softer, smoother-looking skin. Get the 4.0 fl oz./ 118 mL for $30.00 or the 2.0 fl oz./ 59 mL for $15.00, both available now on www.milkmakeup.com, www.sephora.com, and in Sephora stores.

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap that’s More than Just Eye Candy

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap That’s More Than Just Eye Candy

During this time of uncertainty and fear, the masses are buying up all hand sanitizers. The funny thing is, we’re not seeing the same reaction for soap. Maybe you guys are already stocked up or you’re just not buying because soaps are made from ingredients you’re not fans of. Or maybe you’re all looking for great-looking soaps that will love your skin. Today we’re going to introduce you to a wonderful organic soap company that leaves out synthetic fragrances, dyes, and other harsh chemicals. Instead, the artisan soaps from Soapcreek Company are made from sustainably-sourced essential oils, natural clays, minerals, butters, and herbs sourced both locally and worldwide. Plus, they’re wonderfully decorative.

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap that’s More than Just Eye Candy

Not only are the hand-poured and hand-mixed Soapcreek Company soaps are available in a wide variety; 21 glorious artisan soap offerings to be exact. We had the pleasure of experiencing four of these large and luxurious 6 oz bars. These four included:

Island Citrus – your skin and your senses will love the combination of hydrating Mango butter, fresh coconut milk, citrus essential oils and a touch of sweet balsam. This combination rejuvenates, brightens, tones, softens, soothes chapped, raspy, or sensitive skin.

Lavender Honey – calm and refresh your skin at the same time with this dual soap bar. Soothing Aloe and French Clay, along with a layer of raw honey holds moisture, relaxes, soothes and heals the skin. Floral lavender oil with a hint of citrus controls sebum.

Carrot Honey – this gentle bar features Carrot puree, making it high in vitamins A and E to nourish your skin. The honey holds moisture, while goat milk nourishes your skin. We’re currently enjoying using this amazing soap; we love the invigorating touch of clary sage oil, a great antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory that’s perfect for stress reduction.

Orange Honey Blossom – this earthy soap combines rich Cocoa Butter and honey with exfoliating orange peel to make it a moisturizing treat. The addition of Ylang Ylang, bergamot, and sweet orange essential oils relieves anxiety and brightens dull, oily, or wrinkled skin.

Soapcreek Company: Artisan Soap that’s More than Just Eye Candy

Each award-winning Soapcreek Company artisan soap retails for $9.99 each on www.soapcreek.com. Indulge in each scent all day by pairing it with accompanying body products like the Body Buttercream, Cane Sugar Whips, Hand & Body Emulsions, and more.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

Juara Rice Facial Cleanser: The Indonesian Beauty Secret

As some of you may know, I very recently moved; while I’m ready for all the fun and adventure my new apartment will bring, I found myself playing scavenger hunt with my beloved skincare products. Because I still have several boxes to unpack, I made the mistake of buying a grocery store facial cleanser (one for acne as the stress of moving was breaking me out). Big mistake because my skin ended up paying for it in the end. Luckily, I was rescued (and currently healing), thanks to rice water, specifically the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser. If you’re not yet familiar, rice water is Asia’s best-kept secret. Rice water is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It boasts ferulic acid (an antioxidant) and allantoin, an organic compound that helps soothe and heals the skin.

Indonesian Beauty Secret: Juara Rice Facial Cleanser

After just one use of the Juara Rice Facial Cleanser, my tight and dry skin felt clean, softer, and smoother. This sulfate-free, lightly foaming cleanser removes all traces of makeup and dirt without stripping skin. Thanks to its combination of gentle, effective cleansing agents, Vitamin-rich Rice Bran and Candlenut Oil, your skin is left refreshed, hydrated and revitalized. Inspired by the traditional rice water rinse common in Indonesia as a softening and brightening treatment, the Rice Bran softens and smoothes skin while the Candlenut Oil moisturizes and helps mend rough, chapped skin without clogging your pores.

Our skin was left feeling soft, smooth, and clean without the dryness that’s plagued while using the grocery store purchase. It’s even gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin, as well as acne break-out prone skin. This rich in natural Vitamin B cleanser also helps soothe skin and reduce redness.

The Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is 100% vegetarian. It is Dermatologist-tested, free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, mineral oil, gluten, artificial colorants, and harsh chemicals.

The 4.5oz/133ml bottle of Juara Rice Facial Cleanser is available for $29.00 on www.amazon.com and  www.juaraskincare.com.

 

Alkaline Water Company Dives Into The World Of CBD

Alkaline Water Company Dives Into The World Of CBD

It’s natural to see trends come and go as time marches on, but what’s more interesting to note is how businesses in a wide range of industries utilize these trends for their profits. Even the most buttoned-up companies will incorporate the latest technologies into their products or pop culture trends into their marketing strategies if that means more sales. The latest trend that companies of all kinds are grabbing hold of is CBD.

Alkaline Water Company Dives Into The World Of CBD

CBD, more formally known as cannabidiol, is one of over 100 chemical compounds found in the marijuana plant. While many people first think of the psychoactive effects of cannabis, that aspect of the plant-primarily comes from another cannabinoid in it, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive and is instead believed to reduce symptoms of conditions such as chronic pain and anxiety. Not only can it help to relieve the symptoms of chronic pain and anxiety, but it can also help with skin disorders and prevention of disease – click here to learn more. Many people may decide to use this when they can’t find a reliable source of treatment that has been effective for their problem. Although, some could decide to use this as a last resort. Those who are wanting to reap the medicinal benefits of CBD without the psychoactive effects that marijuana offers are best either taking CBD oil or vaping cbd. This is why CBD, as an individual of marijuana, is gaining such popularity that is being noted by businesses around the world. These soothing effects are what is encouraging so many companies to create products that feature CBD. People looking to get the effects of the marijuana plant may be interested in trying out products similar to the ones sold on websites (like this – https://www.leaf2go.co) which range from vapes to edibles.

Alkaline Water Company is among the latest to launch products that incorporate CBD, similar to the white label CBD on the market. The company is most famous for its line of fresh and natural alkaline water infused with fruit flavors, known as Alkaline88. In January 2020, it is planning to release a line of topical CBD-infused products under an associated brand name, A88 Infused Products.

“Our recent introduction of CBD ingestibles has generated strong interest from our major U.S. retail clients. This speaks highly of the brand integrity we have built with our flagship product, Alkaline88,” said Richard A. Wright, president, and chief executive officer of The Alkaline Water Company, Inc.

All of the items in the A88 Infused Products line are made with lab-tested full-spectrum hemp. The specific products will include:

  • CBD Infused Lip Balm: A moisturizing and hydrating lip balm made with coconut oil and cocoa butter for long-lasting results.
  • CBD Infused Hydrating Body Lotion: Made with shea butter and aloe vera, this body lotion moisturizes, hydrates, and soothes skins of all types all day long.
  • CBD Infused Hydrating Hand Lotion: This hand and foot cream contains whipped shea butter and luxurious oils and extracts to nourish and moisturize your hands and feet.
  • CBD Infused Soothing Salve: A muscle salve infused with oils and butters to help soothe sore and irritated muscles.
  • CBD Infused Bath Salts: Experience ultimate relaxation with these bath salts, which combine Epsom salts, menthol, and essential oils in one therapeutic formula.
  • CBD Infused Essential Oil Roller: An essential oil roller made of a concentrated blend of 100% pure essential oils and balanced with fractionated coconut oil.

For the ethically-minded shoppers out there, all of the CBD-infused items in the A88 Infused Products line are 100% natural and the majority are also vegan and cruelty-free.

The purpose of these products is to relax the user and reduce their stress levels. While some people cut down on stress in their lives by making choices such as renting an apartment — which 50% of renter respondents say is a better choice than owning a home because they can better live within a budget and they have less stress — or taking vacation days to focus on their mental health, using CBD-infused products such as these can be a consistent way to find relaxation in your day-to-day life.

The new product line from Alkaline will be available online and at national retailers across the nation in January 2020.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Shopping Deals: Enjoy These Black Friday and Cyber Monday Savings

The biggest shopping weekend of the year is almost upon us. Are you fellow deal lovers ready? Today we’re sharing some great deal to take advantage of from the comfort of your home and filled stomachs. We’re sharing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals across many market segments including beauty, wellness, fashion, tech, and more.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales

Keep scrolling down for great Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings from beauty brands like Emma Hardie, Lashify, Pausa Well Aging, and Taza Ayurveda; fashion brands Measure & Made and Ashley Stewart; Catalyst cases for all your smart device needs, and Eone, the watch that’s all-inclusive for sighted and non-sighted users.

Emma Hardie
Black Friday sales from Emma Hardie

For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, www.emmahardie.com has a deal where if you spend $96.00 (£75.00) on 2 full-size products, excluding Cloths, you will get the 2 x 15ml Midas Touch, Free!! The Emma Hardie Black Friday/ Cyber Monday weekend starts on 11/28 and finishes midnight on 12/2.

Lashify
Black Friday sales from Lashify

Lash fans should head to www.lashify.com for their 15% off site-wide with code CYBERX15. It is valid from 12/2/19 12 am to 12/2/19 11:59 pm. Free shipping for orders over $150.00.

Pause Well Aging
Sales from Pause Well-Aging

On www.pausewellaging.com, get a free starter kit ( $27.00) + free shipping on orders over $185.00. This deal will run from 11/24-12/2. On amazon – there will be a 15% off coupon from 11/14-12/2

Taza Ayurveda
Sales from Taza Ayurveda

Visit www.tazaayurveda.com for a kit deal (Nourish Regimen Trio Kit) which includes all 3 items (Eladi Body Oil, Kumkumadi Nighttime Facial Oil, and the Gandharvahastadi Herbal Digestive Supplement) at $235.00 (retail value $315). All other products will be 20% off. All of the products have free shipping throughout the year.

Measure & Made

Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales from Measure & Made

The inclusive women’s apparel brand featuring FITLOGIC that takes both body shape & size into account to offer a custom-like fit. On Black Friday (11/26 – 12/1 at 12 am), enjoy a FREE fashion top with every pant purchase and on Cyber Monday (12/2 – 12/6 at 12 am), get $20 off entire order.

Ashley Stewart
Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales from Ashley Stewart

The leading plus fashion and social commerce brand offers fun, trendy, and affordable curvy fashion, including everyday looks, formal attire, intimates, and more at 40% off + Free Shipping + Web Busters in an early access Black Friday sale. In participating stores, get 40% off the entire store + Friendsgiving. Online: get 40% off + free shipping + gift with purchase Tote at $80. On Cyber Monday, enjoy 50% off the entire site + free shipping + gift with purchase Fuzzy Socks at $80.

Catalyst Cases

From Nov 29th  – Dec 2nd, Catalyst cases will be discounted up to 70% off! This innovative lifestyle accessories brand has everything you need to protect your Apple and Android devices. You can enjoy up to 70% off screen protectors, waterproof cases, Apple Watch cases, and more.

Black Friday sales from Catalyst

Here are some of our favorite highlights from Catalyst’s Black Friday sale:

Catalyst Cases

70% – All waterproof cases and accessories for the iPhone 6 | 6 Plus | 6s | 6s Plus
65% – All waterproof case for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
45% – Waterproof Apple Watch Case 38mm Series 2
35% – Impact Protection cases for the Samsung Galaxy S9 | S9 Plus | Note 9
30% – Impact Protection Case and Waterproof cases for iPhone 8 and 8 Plus | Waterproof and Drop-proof case for iPads (variety of sizes)
20% – Impact Protection cases for iPhone X | XS | XR | XS Max

Eone Timepieces

Sales from Eone Timepieces

This stunning and inclusive watch brand utilizes unique design markers to allow the wearer to tell time by both sight and touch. A great gift for the sighted and non-sighted. On Black Friday and Cyber Monday, enjoy 15% off your order.

What do you think of these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals? Will you be taking advantage of these savings?

Cleanlogic Bath & Body Braille Products

Cleanlogic Welcomes Braille Packaging for the Visually Impaired

A few weeks ago, we were introduced to an app, Be My Eyes, whose purpose is to help the visually impaired. The app’s popularity (it boasts more vision-enabled people than blind), is so great we haven’t been called upon yet. All this just reminded me that although blind people may need help from time to time, they, like vision-abled people, cherish being independent. So when we see everyday products geared towards the visually impaired, allowing them to live a more independent life, how can you not celebrate that! This is why we’re happy to share the functional Braille packaging on Cleanlogic’s bath and body products.

Cleanlogic Bath & Body Braille Products

Through their parent company, IMS Trading USA, Cleanlogic has committed to incorporating functional Braille on its products where possible. Inspired by his mother who lost her sight as a child, IMS founder Isaac Shapiro began “Brands with Braille,” an effort to include braille on the packaging to help blind and visually impaired individuals lead more independent lives. Almost all the products in their bath and body range now feature Braille. You will find Cleanlogic’s sponges and brushes, charcoal-infused products, relaxation, and foot care products now boast Braille packaging.

Cleanlogic Bath & Body Braille Products

The functional Braille is placed on the hangtags of Cleanlogic’s bath sponges, bath brushes, and foot buffers/stones. It’s also placed directly on the packaging of their other products. While apps like Be My Eyes are a godsend, not everyone who is visually impaired has access to a smartphone; which is why brands like Cleanlogic adding braille to their packaging is extremely useful. Hopefully the future will see more brands joining Cleanlogic’s pioneering packaging.

What do you think of Cleanlogic’s braille packaging and Isaac Shapiro’s “Brands with Braille initiative? What brands or industries you’d want to see (no pun intended) implement this packaging? We’d love to hear your thoughts, please do so in the comments below.

Hotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes its US Debut

Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes it’s US Debut

Most people are not familiar with the history of chocolate or what it’s made from. We are one of the lucky few who are privy to this information because we were lucky enough to grow up on a beautiful island that boasts a cocoa plantation, St. Lucia. Today, years after we left this beautiful island (which has topped many must-travel lists), we come full circle to the Hotel Chocolat to help welcome their skincare brand, Rabot 1745, to the US.

Hotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes it's US Debut

Inspired by the wild beauty of St. Lucia, Rabot 1745 is a natural and sustainable bath & body range that is luxurious yet affordable. Born on the Rabot Estate in St. Lucia, a cocoa plantation owned by British chocolatier and sustainable cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat, Rabot 1745 Beauty uses sensorial ingredients sourced from the sustainable cocoa farming harvested on the estate. These skincare products make a great attempt at capturing the essence of the estate in a bottle. There’s so much to love from this great skincare brand. First, you’ll love the ingredients, which consist of avocado, wild honey, raw cacao, rosemary, shea, and cocoa butter, and mango; and the following oils: jojoba oil, mango seed oil, apricot kernel oil, sweet almond oil, and avocado oil.

BODY SCRUBS

Hotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes its US DebutHotel Chocolat's Rabot 1745 Beauty Makes its US Debut

Rabot 1745’s gentle yet effective natural body scrubs are exactly what you need to exfoliate and polish your skin, revealing fresh and smooth skin. Choose their Coffee Body Scrub to revive your tired skin; the Sugar & Sour Orange Body Scrub to hydrate and leave your skin super smooth; the Salt & Lemongrass Body Scrub for a natural citrus exfoliation; and the Cacao, Almond & Coconut Three Shell Body Scrub to polish, exfoliate and moisturize your skin.

LIP SCRUBS AND BALMS

Natural lip scrubs and balms

We plan on using this moisturizing lip balm all winter long; we can’t wait to boast about how super soft our lips are. Your lips will appreciate being soothed, smooth and replenished thanks to these five balms and scrub. The Avocado & Lime Smile Reviver is a light exfoliating lip polish, while the Almond Chocolat, Wonder Balm, Coconut Chocolat, and Honey Chocolat lip balms keep your lips kissably soft.

HAND SCRUB

Skincare: Hand Scrub

Sometimes it’s not your body or lips that need a good exfoliation, your hands need love too. The Rabot 1745 Avocado & Sour Orange Hand Scrub is here to give that love thanks to its nourishing avocado and refreshing sour orange ingredients. The above are just some of the wonderful products available from Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot 1745. Check out photos of some of the other products below.

The complete range of products includes shower gels & scrubs, hand washes, natural body butters, lotions, and creams, bath and body oils, body masks, fragrances, and body mists, candles, and diffusers. We haven’t tried these products yet but we hope to soon when the official US launch happens.