Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Product Review: Vitamin C Serum by InstaNatural


Vitamin C Serum by InstaNatural is a facial serum that contains 20% Vitamin C. It is orange and reminds me of orange juice when I put it on.

The bottle it came in used a dropper style dispenser, which allowed me to put a few drops of it onto my facial skin at a time. I put it on after any eye products I used under my eyes, although I didn’t use it around the eye area on those days so it wouldn’t interfere with the eye products. I put it on before a moisturizer when I used it on days I used one and the two products seemed to work well together. The Vitamin C Serum absorbed quickly into my skin and didn’t leave any traces of the orange color on it that I noticed.  I do think it helps reduce signs of aging because my skin and pores looked healthy and clear while using it.


My review = 5 out of 5 stars


Sponsored Post. I received this product free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.

Product Review: Vitamin C Moisturizer by InstaNatural


Vitamin C Moisturizer by InstaNatural did a great job of moisturizing my facial skin! I put this product on after a Vitamin C serum when I used one and the two products seemed to work well together. I also used it sometimes when I used some eye products under my eye area, although I didn't use this product on that area of my skin so it wouldn't interfere with the eye products on days that I used them. I didn't notice any dryness and my face continues to feel soft when I use it. My pores look healthy when I use it also. 

There were a few days while using it that I didn't get as much sleep as I wanted to. For some reason my facial skin sometimes suffers when that happens. In my opinion, it still looked healthy on those days when I was using this product.

I think it was just a rare occurrence but when I opened this product a small amount of the product was seeping out of the closed pull tab that is supposed to keep the product sealed until it is first used. I have used a lot of InstaNatural products and that usually doesn't happen. The 3.4 fl oz bottle my product came in still feels like it has a lot of the product left in it after a little bit of the product spilled out before I opened it and using it for about a week.

Some of the great benefits of this product for me were that there were organic ingredients included and it didn't make my face feel or look oily. 

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars


Sponsored Post. I received this product free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.


Monday, December 29, 2014

Product Review: Seaweed Complex Lotion by Foxbrim


                            Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.



Seaweed Complex Lotion by Foxbrim can be used on the face, or as an all-over body moisturizer. 

I tried using this lotion on my hands first because they need extra help in the winter when they dry out and crack. It made my hands smoother but some of the cracking was still there. I don’t think this product is made to heal cracking though so I decided to try to use this lotion on my elbows next because they tend to get dry. It really smoothed my elbows out and I decided that is where I am going to use this product from now on.

There are some organic ingredients listed on the product bottle I received so that is a big benefit with me using this product also.

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.



Friday, December 26, 2014

Product Review: Eye Cream by Poppy Austin


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


The Eye Cream with green tea and vitamin C from Poppy Austin did a great job of moisturizing the area under my eyes! I used it in the morning before I applied any toner or moisturizer to my face. The bottle was good about dispensing about the right amount of cream per eye. It seemed to absorb into my skin quickly, leaving it looking oil-free. The area around my eyes now looks pretty clear and healthy, without any puffiness. I was pleased to learn there are some organic ingredients in this product and an antioxidant also, assuring me that this product is made with healthy ingredients.

  • #poppyaustin

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Product Review: Vitamin C Facial Toner by InstaNatural

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 
The Vitamin C Facial Toner by InstaNatural did something different to my skin that I do not remember feeling before. It gave it a fresh and natural feeling at the start of the days I used it after I sprayed some of the product into my hand to spread over my face. My facial skin also felt soft after using it. One day when I was using this product I added some hyaluronic acid serum to my face and it seemed like my skin was dry that day, so I will use the serum on days when I do not use this toner.  I was able to combine this product with a daily moisturizer I use and I still had good results. The texture of the spray kind of reminded me of the textures of some suntan lotions; the spray quickly dissolved into my skin instead of being oily though.
 
My Review = 5 out of 5 stars

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Product Review: Argan Oil by Pure Body Naturals

 
Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


At first I was unclear whether to apply this product to my hair and leave it in for awhile (about 20 minutes to 2 hours), like some other oil products I have used in my hair, or use it after I shampooed my hair. To me it sounded like I needed to put it in my hair after I shampooed it so I tried it that way the first time. I might have put too much in my hair because my hair looked really oily that day, especially on the top of my head and my bangs. The next day after I shampooed my hair it felt silky, especially after I curled it. A few days later it was still feeling silky.


I used a couple of drops of this product in my hair the second time around and I had a better experience than I did the first time I used it (in comparing it on the two days I applied the product to my hair). I shampoo it out of my hair that day though, instead of leaving it in my hair after I shampooed it like the first time. It didn't feel as silky but that is probably because the oil was shampooed out and didn't have much time to work in my hair.

When I use this product again I will probably try to let it work in my hair longer (at least for a few hours and maybe even a whole day).

My Review= 4 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Product Review: Youth Express Eye Serum by InstaNatural


  Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.


Youth Express Eye Serum by InstaNatural is supposed to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dark circles, fine lines, and puffiness, giving a more youthful appearance. I think it did a great job of this for me!

The first thing I noticed about this product is that it is an orangish-redish color. I let it absorb into my skin for a few minutes and on most days it looked like all of the product was absorbed into my skin, and on other days the skin under my eyes still looked orangish-redish after I gave it enough time to absorb into my skin. Those could’ve been times when I might have applied too much of the product to my skin.

During my time of trying out this product, there were some days that I didn’t use it. I noticed during some of those days that I didn’t use this product that my skin still looked healthy and bright.

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Product Review: Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Pure Body Naturals

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum by Pure Body Natural contains vitamins C and E plus other ingredients, such as Aloe, Organic Herbal Infusion, and Jojoba Oil. The product label on the bottle my product came in says it is 98% naturally derived and 72% organic.

My facial skin complexion has looked bright since I have been using this product, and not in an oily way. My pores have also looked healthier. I like the pump that comes with the bottle also, which dispenses a little bit of the product out at a time, which was helpful since I didn’t need to use much of this product at one time (usually 2 or 3 sprays per day).



My review = 5 out of 5 stars

 
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Product Review: Ultra Lift Treatment by Foxbrim

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

The first day I put Ultra Lift Treatment on my face it looked very oily. The next day it seemed to absorb right into my skin, giving it a healthy, natural complexion look, with healthier-looking pores. I guess my skin just needed to get used to it. I liked to use it on days where I did not have to go out anywhere, so I could use it by itself, without any other health and beauty items on my face.

My facial skin has felt soft and smooth since using it, which is what this product is supposed to accomplish.

There are a lot of ingredients in this product but some of the main ones seem to be Aloe Vera, Palm Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, and Vitamin B5.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars
 
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Product Review: Complete Anti-Aging Moisturizer by Foxbrim

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

After using Complete Anti-aging Moisturizer by Foxbrim my skin looked very clear and healthy. It contains vitamin A and antioxidants so I felt pretty sure that what I put on my skin was healthy. It seemed to soak right into my skin and didn’t cause an oily residue. A little bit of this product has seemed to last awhile. 

I love the little bottle that it comes in, which includes a pump that doesn’t squirt out too much of the product at once and easily dispenses the product onto the hands.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

 
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Product Review: Total Hair Repair Oil by Foxbrim


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

Total Hair Repair Oil by Foxbrim contains nutrient-rich plant oils that restore and nourish dry and damaged hair. It contains these ingredients: Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Vitamin B5, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, and Shea Butter.

I liked the results of using this product in my hair! As soon as I put the product in my hair I could feel it working. It felt smooth and looked bouncy after I shampooed it out, bouncy enough to where I didn’t need to curl my hair on some days.

Sometimes when I use products with oil (even organic oils), my face (usually my forehead) starts looking more oily, which is the only drawback for me with using hair products with oil in them. It is worth it to me to use healthy hair care products that cause that for awhile though. 

My hair was easy to comb through, which was another huge benefit for me with using this product!

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Friday, December 5, 2014

Product Review: Organic Matcha by KissMe Organics


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

Organic Matcha contains ceremonial grade Organic Matcha Green Tea. The directions on the small can my product came in said to add ½ tsp of the Matcha powder to a bowl or a cup and to add 3 oz of hot water. From there it is supposed to be whisked in zig zag patterns until the Matcha dissolves and becomes frothy. I tried it this way and it was too strong for me. On another day I added ¼ tsp of the powder to a mug and added hot water. In this case it wasn’t too strong for me and I could handle the taste. There was still a lot of the powder left in the bottom of the mug even after I drank half of it. I kept stirring it up though and that worked for me. I liked the taste of this product when the powder was dissolved. It felt like I was drinking something healthy full of antioxidants.




My review = 4 out of 5 stars

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Product Review: Emu Oil by InstaNatural


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

This product is 100% Pure Refined Emu Oil. It comes with a nice spray dispenser that can be used to spray the product on your hair or skin, or on the palm of your hand to spread into your hair or skin, depending on what works better for you. Only a little bit of the product is needed.

I loved the way the Emu Oil made my hair feel! It gave my hair a healthy look and was easier to comb through. I think it also gave my hair a lighter brownish tint. I didn’t see on the directions how often this product is supposed to be used so I used it every few days. It also seemed to have better results when I put in on my hair about 20 minutes before showering, versus putting it on my hair right before showering.

I am looking forward to the future uses I have left of this product because it feels like it is very healthy for my hair.


My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Product Review: Dead Sea Mud Mask by InstaNatural

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

I never thought I would ever be putting mud my face but I’m glad I did in this case because I think this product did something really great to my facial skin! When I thought of mud facial products before I thought that the ingredients in the products probably just looked like mud, but there is actually real mud in this product, and I’m happy that it’s from the Dead Sea!
                   
The first time I used this product I didn’t notice much of a difference to my skin, but it felt a little cleaner. When I used it a week later (it says to use it not more than once a week on the directions), my skin felt and looked a lot cleaner and purer to me. Since this product is supposed to detoxify I think it must have lifted some toxic stuff from my skin.

It still feels kind of strange to have a can of mud on my counter but I am sure I will get used to it as this product continues to purify my skin. The product has some other ingredients in it as well and it can also be used for body treatment.


My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Product Review: Signature Antioxidant Skin Care Serum by Yumi Beautiful



Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

I love the bottle that the Signature Antioxidant Skin Care Serum I received came in, with a clear lid, a easy-to-use pump, and a decorative-looking bottle. It also looks nice on my counter.

After using this product my face looked clear and it looked like it glowed in a healthy way. I could only see lines near my eyes when I smiled, which I think most everybody is used to. My skin also felt healthy while using it.

I was excited to learn that these superfruit extracts were in this product:

Pomegranate, Green Tea, Blackberry, Cranberry, Acai Berry, Goji Berry, Noni, Kale

This is the first Yumi Beautiful product I have tried and I am satisfied with the experience!


My review= 5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Product Review: Argan Oil by InstaNatural

I absolutely love the Argan Oil Hair Treatment and Elixir from InstaNatural! It left my hair feeling so healthy! Even when I skipped a day while using it my hair felt so bouncy and alive. Part of the directions on the bottle I received says to apply this product any time for a “ten-minute, two-hour, or overnight repair treatment”, and to “Shampoo after treatment”. I left it in usually about twenty minutes and then I shampooed it out. It was also easy to comb through my hair after using it.

Ingredients listed on the 4 fl oz product bottle I received:

Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Panthenol, Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Shea Butter

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received this product free of charge for an honest and unbiased review.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Product Review: Vitamin C Lotion by Foxbrim

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

Foxbrim’s Vitamin C Lotion can be used on the face and also as an all-over body moisturizer. I decided to use it on my hands because they get real dry in the winter and start cracking. Overall, my hands feel a lot smoother after using this product on them. When I put this lotion over the areas on my hands that were cracking it didn’t totally heal those areas, but it did smooth those areas out a little bit. I do not think it’s made to heal cracking but it impressed me that it smoothed those areas out a little bit while using it on my hands.

I noticed some organic ingredients on the product label also, which I love to have included in the products that I use. Some of the main ingredients include Aloe Vera, MSM, and Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil).

My review = 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Product Review: Stretch Marks & Scars Defense Cream by Body Merry


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
 I absolutely love Body Merry's Stretch Mark and Scars Defense Cream! Some of the main ingredients are organic cocoa butter, shea butter, vitamin e, c, b3, b5, and pure plant oils.

I have had about a 4-6 inch scar on my right leg that could be seen through panty hose. I don't think it has totally disappeared since I have used this product on that scar but it really has lightened up my skin so that it is not as noticeable! And I didn't need to put much of this product on the scar before my skin started returning more to its normal color. I could honestly see this product working after the first application.

There is a scent to this product, it reminds me of suntan lotion. So, instead of using it twice per day like the directions state, I have been using  it one time per day, at night. The scent doesn't bother me, I just don't want others who are sensitive to the smell to have to smell it.

I remember a lot about what the scar looked liked on my right leg before I started using this product on it; I think I can still see traces of it. I think that people that haven't known I have had the scar probably wouldn't be able to tell that it is/was there if they were to see my right leg now.

I'm so happy with the results of this product!

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Old Factory Candle Gift Set Giveaway


There are 20 days left before the winner of the Old Factory Candle Gift Set is chosen! So far there is only one entry and I would love for there to be more. This is a wonderful product! My review for this product can be found here:

http://productsinfrontofyourface.blogspot.com/2014/11/product-review-old-factory-candle-gift.html

This is an example of one of the gift sets available:

Winter Wonderland - http://www.amazon.com/Candles-True-To-Scent-Hand-poured/dp/B00NR8LA1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413003610&sr=8-1&keywords=candle 

At this time it is unknown whether the winner will be able to choose what theme they want for their gift set. The manufacturer of this product will be in contact with the winner after they are chosen.

Just follow the contest instructions below for your chance to enter:


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Product Review: Retinol Surge Moisturizer by Body Merry

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.
 
I am happy for the opportunity to try and review Retinol Surge Moisturizer by Body Merry. I like the 3.4 fl oz bottle that it comes in. It dispenses about a dime sized amount of moisturizer when the dispensing head is pushed down.

I used this product on my face. It gave my face a glow that I have not noticed ever having before, and my forehead (which usually glows sometimes for some reason) more of a glow. I am not sure if the glow I received was from the organic Jojoba oil, or from some other ingredient. I do not think I have used many or any Retinol products before, and I also am not used to the oil look that some people have, which might be a sign that their skin is very healthy. From the ingredient label of this product, it looks like there are a lot of healthy ingredients in it, so I am believing whatever this product did with my skin while using it was mostly or totally healthy.

My Review= 4.5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Product Review: Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Moisturizer by InstaNatural


Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

Niacinamide Vitamin B3 Moisturizer by InstaNatural hydrates and plumps skin. This is another product I have noticed that have many different organic ingredients in it; helping me to feel better about putting it on my skin knowing that some or all of the ingredients are healthy. There was a scent to this product that was new to me when I was applying it, that I cannot explain. My skin felt and looked kind of oily after putting this product on my face, although that might have been hydration that it added to my skin. My skin still feels soft as a result of using it, even after having it on my skin more than a day ago.


My review = 4 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Product Review: Youth Express Eye Gel by InstaNatural

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

Youth Express Eye Gel by InstaNatural helped lessen the appearance of dark circles under my eyes. I like to put it on before any serum or moisturizer is applied. It has a little bit of a scent to it and I could feel it doing something to my skin as soon as I applied it; to me it felt kind of like it does when alcohol is applied to my skin. It has some organic ingredients in it, which makes me feel like some (and maybe all) of the ingredients might be healthy for my skin.

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Product Review: Vitamin B12 by Nutrabear

Disclosure: I received this product as part of an advertorial.

Vitamin B12 by Nutrabear does not only contain Vitamin B-12, it also contains Vitamins A, B-6, C, D, and E. Each serving contains 3 gummy bears, which are supposed to be taken/eaten 3 hours apart. The bottle of 90 gummy bear vitamins I received has enough for 30 servings (30 days). The vitamins contain no artificial colors (one of the ingredients is natural flavors), although the ingredient label explains that annatto, tumeric, and elderberry juice are used for colors. Other ingredients include corn syrup, sugar, water, pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate, coconut oil, and carnauba wax. It is also advertised on my product label as being gelatin and gluten free.

I love the taste of these gummy bear vitamins! I believe this product benefitted me nutritionally, since it is supposed to help people to maintain more of a healthy vegetarian lifestyle. I am not totally a vegetarian, although I do not eat very much meat during the week. On the days I did eat meat I tried to only eat one or two gummy bears, there were some other days I only ate one or two gummies also. 



The gummy bear vitamins in my bottle did not look the same as the ones in the above pictures. The gummy bears in my bottle were brownish and yellowish colors. At one point I had my bottle of gummies on my stand next to the window; I noticed they were starting to melt so I put them in another place where sunlight couldn’t hit them. This product contains carnauba wax, which I think is what caused them to start to melt in the sunlight. 

I also believe this product helped with my energy level as well. I think it will be a fun vitamin product for a lot of people, that also tastes good! 

My review = 5 out of 5 stars

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.