Yeouth Vitamin C Facial Cleanser with Aloe Green Tea & Ginseng
I have had the delightful assignment of trying out this amazing cleanser. I wanted to give it at least a couple weeks to properly test it and determine my progress. I have “mature” skin 😆 and do not wear makeup unless I go out somewhere.
My target problem this winter has been patchy dry areas, (almost like sandpaper!) specifically around my eyebrows and forehead, either side of my nose on my face, and around my mouth. Within the first couple of days using the cleanser day and night, it began to soften up and exfoliate as I rubbed over the problem areas. Seeing this result, I did a further test, after a few days, and washed switching to plain foaming soap, not the Yeouth cleanser. And sure enough, the dry skin sloughing I happily experienced, stopped and refused to soften up. I went back to the Yeouth cleanser and the softening continued to improve. It isn’t quite where I want it to be, as soft as my cheeks are! Lol But we are getting there. Note: I don’t have this patchy problem except in the winter.
So I would say this is a winner!
Description according to Yeouth…
* Gently Removes Even the Toughest Makeup
* Evens Out Skin Tone
* Refines Skin Texture
* Rids Pores of Excess Oil and Dirt
“Thorough Skin-Cleansing and Nourishment: Yeouth Vitamin C Facial Wash contains antioxidant-rich Vitamin C to help brighten, nourish and hydrate all skin types, including sensitive and maturing skin. The gentle formula cleanses without stripping the skin of natural oils, washing off easily with water. It removes makeup including mascara without irritating the eyes and cuts through grime, pollution and dirt to leave skin soft, moisturized and supple.
Directions: Squeeze a dime-sized amount onto moisturized fingertips and lather with water. massage cleanser into skin using circular motions and thoroughly rinse off the with warm water. Ideal for makeup removal. Avoid direct contact with eyes. For external use only.”
I especially love that there is barely, I do mean Barely scent! My skin appreciates that. I love that, as you can see from the photo, it is crystal clear and free of dyes, and artificial scents. And not test on animals.
I was contacted via Instagram by NutraFitz Global Ambassador, Jeanette, aka Insta handle @themagnificentmom, to test an amazing supplement called 5-HTP Whole Food Griffonia Simplicifolia capsules. I researched it first as I don’t just take supplements willy nilly at my age. But I found the ingredients to be all natural and safe, and was delighted to give them a try.
I take only one in the morning and it is all that is required. I have been sleeping great! And let me tell you, part of the reason why I have been a bit AWOL on my blog the past couple of months is due to a few injuries from the intense work I have been doing in the garden and yard since spring. Before the 5-HTP, although I was exhausted from the daily workout provided by my yard revamp (still more to do), I couldn’t get my legs to settle down. And with the supplements, I have nearly endless energy. Enough even with the Texas heat that my husband has to call me inside! That is awesome! I highly recommend this product.
Here is what NutraFitz has to say about their 5-HTP supplement (120 capsules/1 per day!:
“As with any supplement, in order to achieve maximum benefits of a 5-HTP supplement it is important to start with a high-quality supplement.
Our unique formula begins with a pure and concentrated organic Griffonia simplicifolia extract at 98% (most on the market are 95% or less and NOT organic). We added organic sunflower lecithin oil to enhance absorption, and we include the quality form of B6 (p5p) which will give you better conversion to serotonin. All of this creates better absorption providing you with stronger effects from your supplement.
5-HTP converts directly into serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is your brains ‘happiness’ hormone and is key for mood support. Other important roles include better sleep, appetite, memory, learning, temperature regulation, sexual behavior, cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, and endocrine regulation. Another reason 5-HTP is so beneficial for sleep and mood is because once it is ingested, serotonin also gets converted into another important “master” chemical – melatonin. Melatonin is your body’s natural sleep hormone and it’s responsible for maintaining healthy sleeping patterns. Many people also use 5-HTP for weight loss because it helps reduce your appetite.
Serotonin production declines with age, and at any age its abundance can be compromised further by stress. Low levels of serotonin are most commonly manifested by depressed mood, anxiety, and insomnia. They can also lead to various other complaints and disorders, diminishing one’s quality of life. Dietary supplementation can help boost levels of 5 HTP and therefore serotonin and melatonin production, enabling you to live a better quality of life.”
I am loving these Yeouth skincare products, especially since it is now summer and I am in Texas! My skin needs all the help it can get. I am happy to say these Yeouth products are amazing!
I was contacted by Sabrina, a YEOUTH Global Ambassador via Instagram @yeouthskincare to test and review another one of their skin care products. Neck Firming Cream with Green Tea, Argireline and Vitamin C
I noticed right away that applying this cream over slightly damp skin, you need such a tiny amount. And some of the effects are immediately noticeable. It goes on very smooth, very slight natural scent and no added perfumes. I love that it is all natural. I have noticed in the short time I have used it a lot of crepeyness is diminishing, however it is to be expected the firming effects will take a bit longer. I use a slight spritz of water mixed with witch hazel on my skin first.
Here are the deets directly from the Yeouth website describing their Neck Firming Cream:
““This powerful multitasking age-defying neck firming cream is formulated to help target and improve the appearance of the delicate skin of the neck and dècolletè, helping it to regain its suppleness. The neck, dècolletè, and jawline areas appear firmed and re-defined as skin regains a smoother, more lifted appearance.
• Green Tea contains very strong, natural antioxidants called polyphenols that neutralize damaging free radicals, which can cause significant damage to the skin and accelerate the aging process. Green tea’s antioxidant property is key to its skin-protective and repairing qualities.
• Argireline is made up of peptides, which are chains of amino acids that can affect how cells in the body work. When Argireline is applied to the skin, it is absorbed into the body and the cream’s chemical composition causes the facial muscles to contract with less force. This diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and can smooth out fine lines that appear with aging.
• Vitamin C is rich with powerful antioxidants that has limitless benefits. YEOUTH used Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, a stable, oil-soluble form of Vitamin C that is very helpful for anti-oxidation and collagen synthesis. When topically applied, Vitamin C provides a skin-rejuvenating effect by improving collagen synthesis in the skin that slows down with aging, as well as limiting skin damage from free radicals. What it does:
• This intensely hydrating formula assists over time with promoting collagen production and skin elasticity while reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging
• Boosts skin hydration, firmness, and elasticity, great for aged and sun-damaged skin
• Minimizes the look of vertical lines on the delicate skin on the neck and decollete
• Helps reduce the signs of UV damage to restore an even skintone. How it’s made:
• MADE IN THE USA
• Paraben Free
• Sulfate Free
• Phthalates Free
• Fragrance Free
• GMO Free
• Triclosan Free”
I was contacted by Sabrina, a YEOUTH Global Ambassador via Instagram @yeouthskincare to test and review one of their skin care products. Now I love Hyaluronic acid serums and I was more than happy to give it a shot. As with all serums like this, they take time and assist your skin to build up healthy cells. I got my bottle in mid April and started using it right away. It’s a very light serum, applied to damp skin. After cleansing, I mist on straight aloe juice then apply the tiniest dot of this serum to my face, neck, chest and tops of my hands. Then follow up with sunscreen before going outside.
I have indeed noticed a softening and slight plumping on my face. I think my neck and arms will take a bit more work as I have sadly neglected them with too much sun exposure and not enough protection. My bad! Oh, and I LOVE that it is fragrance free! This serum applies like silk. Their products are satisfaction guaranteed, inexpensive and the company is very transparent in their production practices. Nice!
According to a 2018 Tweet by #Yeouth, “Animals don’t have to suffer for us to attain good looks. In support of #crueltyfree cosmetics, All Yeouth products are at 20% OFF from July 30 to August 5. Say no to animal testing by choosing cruelty-free beauty products…” This is a huge PLUS in my book in regards to skin care products. Well done Youth! My Hermione approves!
According to Yeouth, Here are the key functions of what goes into the Vitamin C&E Serum with Hyaluronic Acid:
•Vitamin C – a nutrient that is vital to skin health, Vitamin C effectively protects the skin from free radicals, reviving aged and sun-damaged skin.
•Hyaluronic Acid – nourishes your skin with spring water-like hydration, keeping skin plump and smooth through its ability to bind and hold moisture in the skin’s cells.
•Vitamin E – acting as your skin’s shield from harmful UV rays, natural Vitamin E works hard to even skin tone and build a protective barrier for your skin.”
MADE IN THE USA
Give it a try and remember, you’re never to young to keep your skin that way! Would you like a 20% off coupon code? Sure you would! Use my promo code SOCIAL20 for 20% off your first order.
So, you may have noticed my posts have been a bit spotty since the end of March. With Springtime gardening on my docket, my attention has been nearly completely diverted to the outdoor tasks at hand, giving me less time to post reviews. Sorry, but my yard was calling me and for nail-related posts, I had to back off simply due to the fact, my nails have looked horrendous! That isn’t a bad thing, I’m getting a nice yard out of my labors and veggies and herbs, oh my! lol
But I did recieve another Influenster VoxBox to try, one by L’Oreal.
They sent me Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer and Rosy Tone Eye Brightener. I had high hopes until I started reading some of the ingredients were, not my cup of tea. But I mushed on and have given it time to win me over. #1, I don’t much care for scented things on my face. It makes me nervous to have too many chemicals having their way with my skin. Secondly, upon trying them on my face, I found little difference in the appearance of my skin. It’s not a makeup replacement, not a BB cream, too sheer to make a difference and low and behold, it’s got mica in it which means in the sun, sparkly reflections. I don’t like that on my face. Hard to see in my photos, but it is there.
The eye brightener did not deliver in regards to toning down dark areas, not even close. These creams tout having the ability to “renew, revive healthy tone for visibly younger looking skin.” It did not “visibly correct dark circles.” So yeah, sorry L’Oreal, these are both a miss for me. And why would they note the eye brightener is Mineral Oil Free, while the moisturizer contains it? With ingredients like, “Synthetic Fluorphlogophite” and “Tin Oxide” to name a fraction of what is inside, Ummmm, NO!
The “Immediate” payoff is not there, and the “in 4 weeks” promise? I’m not even counting on that.
Sorry this had to be so negative. Let me know if you have tried these. I am on a different path, a much belated one in regards to trying to reverse some aging and sun damage. I want more natural things that encourage skin and collagen regeneration. I want to fight free radicals and sketchy chemicals.This type of product doesn’t seem to want to do that. Until next time, that’s it on this box. I promise, I have a feeling my next one will be a lot more fun!
**I received this product through the Influenster program free of charge for complimentary and testing purposes, and was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own.
Wow, that is a mouthful, “Perricone MD Cold Plasma+ Fragile Skin Therapy” Body Treatment with Growth Factor Peptides, Micro-Hyaluronic Acid, retinol! I received this amazing full size 6 oz. lotion in an Influenster VoxBox a couple of weeks ago. Now if you are familiar with any peptide, acid serum or lotion type skin therapies, they take a little time to begin showing signs of success. I am pretty confident that this treatment will follow suit and it has only been a couple of weeks, so I call it as I do my other new serums I have started using, “T.E.T.T” How is that for an acronym? LOL Too Early To Tell. However, I will say it glides on like silk, does not feel greasy, heavy or grainy in any way. Here are a few images of the lotion and packaging.
Perricone says of this skin therapy lotion, “This multi-tasking powerhouse dramatically promotes the most visible signs of stronger, more resilient skin on the arms, shins and other fragile areas prone to damage or bruising. Our proprietary liquid crystal delivery system allows for fast and deep penetration of key ingredients and hydration to nourish, strengthen and replenish. Dramatically improves the appearance of thin, crepey and delicate skin, leaving it feeling smoother and firmer.” And…”Promotes the most visible signs of stronger skin on arms, shins and other fragile areas.
Dramatically improves the appearance of thin, crepey and delicate skin, leaving it feeling smoother and firmer.”
And here are some of their test results, which you can see why only two weeks for me is TETT!
100% showed an improvement in the appearance of lines, wrinkles, skin crepiness*
• 94% showed an improvement in skin density & skin barrier function*
• 82% showed an improvement in skin tone evenness***
*In a clinical study of 33 women over 4 weeks
***In a clinical study of 33 women at 8 weeks
• Consumer Results
94% saw smoothing of rough, damaged skin**
87% saw an improvement in fragile skin & felt skin had more elasticity**
**In a consumer study of 99 women over 4 weeks”
Again, it is too early to tell a difference, but I am anticipating good things from this high-end product. I am testing it on my neck, chest and the top of my hands. You can also use it on your shins, however I won’t need it there, my skin is pretty tough there but one can use it anywhere they feel their skin is fragile and vulnerable to damage or thinning.
I would love to be on the VoxBox list for future Perricone MD products for my sun-challenged skin. I am on a new and purposeful path to improving my skin. I am no spring chicken. LOL I will update you when I have more to report on my Instagram @lacqueredLori.
This is new territory for me. And I know you will finally enjoy practicing your nail skills on the Flexifinger! I have used cheapo practice hands, and frankly, they leave me feeling empty and sad. lol This is a game changer.
Sharon, creator of the Flexifinger, lifelike silicone practice fingers and hand systems, kindly shared one of her practice fingers with me…all the way from Australia! Don’t worry, I won’t resort to any “down under” references, because I will butcher it! So let’s get started! I will just share my images of practice with you, with captions. Then below, I will give you a few notes from the Flexifinger website and links where to purchase, etc. By the way, there are stockists all over the globe to make your shopping painless! Here are 17 images chronicling my wonderful experience with “Fanny”. Yes, I named her already, because that is what you do! 😉
I know that is a lot of images, but the Flexifinger is so versatile! Now for the details!
Prices on web site are Australian dollars, order there or from a stockist near you, stokers list is on their site.
Fingers come in a variety of ways, single or multiple alone without stands, like this one with stand and extra tips, and two fingers, (tips are size 3 or 4), 5 digits (thumb to pinky) w/o stand, the 5 digits with smaller single stand, Flexihand, Stand & Suction Base (Short) and Flexihand, Stand & Suction Base (Long). With each purchase of fingers or hands Sharon sends a bag of 50 practice tips. Plus they sell extra bags of nail tips come in bags of 20 and are perfect for your Flexifinger. Sizes range from 1 to 7 or 8.
New design fingers and stand. Strong suction base. Each finger has a flat underside to stop it rolling when drying. The stand is fully movable. The fingers screw onto the base. Use a single universal full well tip for each finger. Tip size 3 or 4.
“The Flexifinger & Flexihand are the world’s most realistic silicone practice fingers. Flexifinger is a silicone training and practice finger, used by anyone wanting to excel in the art of nail enhancement.
The ease of the maneuverable, flexible, realistic silicone practice finger allows nail students and nail technicians to practice new techniques independently without the need for a model.
…The unique patented design prevents the inserted nail from slipping or moving , making it easy to practice filing and drilling too.
Spills of polish, acrylic or gels are easily wiped off the silicone with a damp cloth.
The Flexifinger can be swapped for the other finger whilst being left for the nail to cure or dry. No down time.
Anyone using the Flexifinger can quickly and easily improve their proficiency, confidence and technical abilities prior to showing their skills on clients.
Flexifinger Head Office is located on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
For general enquiries, to be included on our mailing list, or for information on how to become a stockist, please complete our secure contact form, or call Sharon on 0411 244 459.”
Flexifinger is a fantastic tool for nail technicians to practice manicures, acrylic nails, gel nails and nail art designs. Flexifinger also offers the following benefits:
• Great for schools and colleges
• Uses generic full well tips
• Rotates on and off the flexible stand
• Prevents down time on nail drying
• Offers a Money Back Guarantee!
• Can be used to practice any form of nail enhancement
• Easy to clean up spills
• Builds up your confidence and speed
• Can be removed from the flexible stand and cured under UV light
• Remove the tip to display your nail art
• Portable and affordable
• Available worldwide
To purchase your Flexifinger product simply visit the online store – they ship internationally.
Just a quick review of my new 30k Pro Electric Nail Drill I just bought from seller “Subay” on Amazon! I love this and such a step up from my old handheld! Why did I wait so long?!
After a few frustrating months of fighting with my cheap handheld efile, I have ditched it, and moved on! It still worked, but it would heat up, stall, changing bits was infuriating. Hours of watching excellent YouTube reviews on the model I bought from Amazon, I settled on this baby. I love it! So smooth and quiet. This will really speed things up removing product and maintaining my cuticles. Oh, and fast free shipping, 48 hours! Only $41.22! Please comment below. Have you bought this item? How do you like it?
There’s no denying, Zoya sells some of the most amazing polishes with seemingly endless choices of shades and finishes. But did you know that they also sell some gorgeous lip products? From their sumptuous line of Lip Glosses “Hot Lips Glossy Lip Balm” to their long-lasting lipsticks, you really must check it out! Today I have swatches of the newest Seven colors. From Demure to Bold, you’re sure to find one you like.
Back to basics but even better; Zoya perfects the classic lipstick cream formula to allow lips to stay moist for hours without the mess. The medium wear formula is specifically designed to last 4 to 6 hours without cracking or drying. All this in a light weight yet well pigmented unflavored formula that you’re going to love. Trust us! $12 each
Addie by Zoya is a pinky nude apricot in a hydrating cream formula.
Bristol by Zoya is a medium wine tone in a hydrating cream formula.
Izzy by Zoya is a deep fuchsia in a hydrating cream formula.
Layne by Zoya is a medium dusty rose in a hydrating cream formula.
Lucky by Zoya is a vibrant cool toned pink in a hydrating cream formula
Maggie by Zoya is a deep berry in a hydrating cream formula.
Tommy by Zoya is a saturated blurple in a hydrating cream formula.
Here are the swatches, yes, sigh, on my arm. LOL My old skinny lips don’t do them justice!
I was absolutely thrilled when GlassesShop.com reached out to me to test out a pair of prescription glasses (with a bonus!) from the online glasses store, GlassesShop.com! I was nearly overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices. I’ve never ordered my prescription glasses online before so this was all new to me. And let me add a note to any of you who might be apprehensive in doing so, it’s actually a piece of cake once you acquire your RX from your eye care professional. But more about that in a moment. Let take a look at the pair I chose to try: Paine Oval clip-on – Tortoise SKU:FP1135
When you do buy glasses online, some things you want to be sure to establish will be value, quality, speed in delivery, and accuracy of your prescription order. So at the end of this post, I will give you the details on what you will need to place your order if ordering a RX version of your glasses. Also, GlassesShop.com has glasses for Men, Women and Children, in glasses, sunglasses, prescription sunglasses, combos, prescription, and Good Housekeeping magazine rates GlassesShop.com Best Eyewear Website for Budget Buys.
Paine Oval clip-on eyeglasses are made from comfortable and durable TR material, coming in black, purple and tortoise colors. Are you looking for a pair of eyewear having the function of both eyeglasses and sunglasses? This one is the right choice because of the polarized magnetic clip-on. Combined the stylish mirror-coated magnetic clip-on and comfortable TR material frame, the eyeglasses are the season’s hottest item, beloved by both men and women.
Ready for a fabulous discount code from GlassesShop.com?! Use GSHOT50 which is 50% off for all eyeglasses and sunglasses with free lenses only throughout GlassesShop.com, with the exception of sales frames.
A note about ordering your glasses with a prescription. Be sure your prescription is up-to-date. Here is a screen shot example of the page you will see with the required information needed to place an order with prescription, so do be sure to get all this from your eye doctor. Once GlassesShop has it on file, you are good to go!
I will very likely have more products from GlassesShop to share with you later this fall into winter as new products roll out. Conclusion: I’m very pleased with the product and have actually encouraged my husband to try a pair when he gets his next prescription! They also have many other promotions, and a newsletter you can sign up and get discounts! With my glasses, a very nice glass case and lint free wipe was included.