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Beauty By Shea {Review}

1x1.trans Beauty By Shea {Review}

1x1.trans Beauty By Shea {Review}

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I recently had the pleasure of receiving Beauty By Shea 100% Organic Raw Unrefined African Shea Butter1x1.trans Beauty By Shea {Review} by Healthy Life Essentials for free, for review purposes.

Beauty By Shea 100% Ivory Organic Raw, Unrefined Shea Butter is imported directly from Ghana, and is 100% pure and natural, nothing else added!  (* I do NOT know what agency certifies that this product is 100% organic because the packaging doesn’t say*.)

Shea butter is naturally rich in essential vitamins for beautiful skin, including Vitamins, A, E, F & K. This makes it perfect for topical use on your skin or hair.  You can even add it to homemade soaps, lotions and other beauty products!

Besides a superior moisturizer, Shea butter claims to be a powerful healing agent for the following skin ailments:

  • eczema
  • 1x1.trans Beauty By Shea {Review}dermatitis
  • stretch marks
  • dry skin and hair
  • insect bites
  • psoriasis
  • acne
  • cracked skin
  • itchy skin
  • muscle fatigue and tension
  • rheumatism
  • arthritis
  • sunburns
  • skin allergies and rashes
  • scars and dark spots
  • skin blemishes
  • wrinkles

My face got sunburned pretty bad few weekends ago at the Buffalo Bills Home Opener, and after reading about all the healing properties of Shea Butter I decided to try it out on my face. I would take a small bit off of the brick of shea at a time and rub it between my fingers to warm it up. It only took a few seconds to get soft enough to apply to my face. The Shea Butter absorbed quickly and it left my face feeling soft, not greasy. I put it on in the evening, and by morning my face was still soft, and the redness from the sunburn was going away. My lips were feeling a little dry so I applied some Shea butter and they stayed moisturized almost the entire day. Tony was complaining how bad his ears were peeling from them being burnt, and I told him he should have been using the Shea Butter! I have also been using the Shea butter on my legs after shaving, and it leaves them feeling really smooth!

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.

Oily / Acne Prone Skin? Check Out This Soap! #Adovia

1x1.trans Oily / Acne Prone Skin? Check Out This Soap! #Adovia

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1x1.trans Oily / Acne Prone Skin? Check Out This Soap! #AdoviaIt is no secret that I have loved every single product Adovia has sent me to review.  They recently offered me the chance to review Adovia Sulfur Soap with Dead Sea Salt for Face & Body1x1.trans Oily / Acne Prone Skin? Check Out This Soap! #Adoviafor free, for review purposes.

Adovia natural sulfur soap is highly enriched with minerals curated from the Dead Sea. The sulfur soap does not cause dry skin as it is infused with lush Olive Oil and aloe vera, as well as sought-after Dead Sea minerals. This soap contains 3% Sulfur content which helps remove old skin cells and unclog pores. Sulfur has Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal and Antibacterial properties so it makes this soap a great choice for those with oily or acne prone skin. Continue reading

At Home Pet Allergy Assessment #petallergies

1x1.trans At Home Pet Allergy Assessment #petallergiesI received a free kit in exchange for an honest review.

1x1.trans At Home Pet Allergy Assessment #petallergiesFor years now we have known Jewel had some sort of allergy.  Every fall she would itch constantly, and develop scabs around her neck from itching so much. The vet would give her a steroid shot and she would be so much better within a few days. The vet said we could do allergy testing, but it was very expensive, and it was probably just something associated with our HVAC unit that was triggering it when the heat came on.  After a few years, we moved, and Jewels fall allergy wasn’t nearly as bad.

Jewel also gets feline acne on occasion.  The vet suggested we buy the circle acne pads that are made for very sensitive skin and use them on her face a few times a week.  It seemed to work, but we were never sure what was really causing it.

Lately Jewel has been losing weight but all her blood work and other lab tests came back normal.  We even checked her stool for parasites / infection and that came back completely normal. The vet suggested we try switching her food to a “senior” diet. Continue reading

Winters Coming! Upgrade your Moisturizer!

1x1.trans Winters Coming! Upgrade your Moisturizer!

1x1.trans Winters Coming! Upgrade your Moisturizer!

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Working in a large print shop maintaining a level specific level is humidity in the air is important to keeping the presses running smoothly.  While it may be important, it doesn’t always happen. Often times, the paper sucks all the moisture out of the air and quite often my skin is left very dry.  Its worse in winter when the humidity level is very low due to the heat flowing through the building.

I was thrilled when Adovia offered me the chance to review their Daily Moisturizer Cream1x1.trans Winters Coming! Upgrade your Moisturizer! , for free, in exchange for an honest review.  I have reviewed many of their products before (Mud Shampoo, Sea Salt Conditioner, Mud mask, Mud Bar soap, Mineral Eye Gel) and each time have been thrilled with their product. Continue reading

Jillian Wright Skincare™ Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum Review

1x1.trans Jillian Wright Skincare™ Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum ReviewThe Jillian Wright Skincare™ collection is the result of Jillian’s many years of touching, manipulating, correcting, analyzing, extracting, massaging and maintaining skin’s optimum health. After thousands of consultations and listening carefully to the concerns and feedback from her most engaged clients, Jillian realized it was time for a custom solution for their most pressing needs. The result is the Jillian Wright Skincare™ collection. The initial Jillian Wright collection will have 12 products that address premature aging issues for all skin types along with correcting inflammation and  break outs.

1x1.trans Jillian Wright Skincare™ Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum ReviewA member of Jillian’s team offered me the chance to review the Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum for free, for review purposes.  It is a non-irritating, non-drying and brightening all over facial clearing serum that helps to control bacteria and reduce redness without harmful medicated ingredients.

The Breakout Blocker Clarifying Serum contains a Chinese medicinal herb called Huang Qi which acts like an anti-microbial agent .  Also in the serum is hytosphingosine  which supports the formula and helps enhance the effectiveness of the Huang Qi.   Tea Tree Leaf oil is an antiseptic that helps promote healing which also helps to reduce inflammation.

Fermented Lactobacillus, a probiotic, triggers an anti-microbial action and assists in minimizing bacteria often associated with acne. The Lactobacillus probiotic helps satirizes the pore which gives you a cleaner appearance. Continue reading