27 Feb

Benefits of Facial Steaming and a Video Demo!

dr gross facial steamer review

Face steaming benefits using Dr. Gross’ Facial Steamer and Hyaluronic Cushion Cream.

dr gross facial steamer review

Facial steaming has so many benefits but even mores, it is a fabulous way to pamper and love your skin. And what month is it? Love month!

Fabulous February will soon be long gone. Valentine’s day is done and Black History Month will soon be a thing of the past…..til next year of course. (Side Note: I considered writing some Black History posts but really wanted to keep with the beauty theme for February. Maybe next year :-))

Now, back to our regular scheduled programming…….Facial streaming

Steaming your face opens your pores, allows for deep cleaning and hydrates your skin. Aside from its wonderful benefits, face steaming is a wonderful way to pamper yourself as well. Last month, I talked about resetting your skin and this is the perfect way to start out.

When I was home during the Christmas Holiday and saw the infomercial for this, I knew I had to have it. Watch the video to see why:

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26 Feb

Product Review: Boot’s Botanics Ionic Clay Mask

boots beauty face mask

Review of Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask.

boots beauty face mask

I’m going to get right to the point. I am IN LOVE with this clay mask (It also helps that the product isn’t tested on animals :-)). Here’s why:

* Easy application. No need to use a lot
* Dries quickly
* Very easy to wash off

If I had to list a con, it would be that when I first opened the bottle, it came out very loosely. I made quite a bit of a mess. Then, I realized that the mask separates some in the bottle and you need to shake it before applying. Once I did that, it was good to go. It was so easy to apply.

Now that you know how much I love this face mask, let’s talk ingredients.

INGREDIENTS: Natural oceanic clay, Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Arctium lappa (Burdock Root Extract), Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate.

Most of the ingredients are simple. The Butylene glycol is deemed safe as noted in the cosmetics database but the sodium hydroxymethyglycinate is on the cusp. It’s a chemical preservative but seeing that it’s last on the ingredient list means that it’s the least abundant ingredient in the product on the entire list.

It’s a personal choice to use products that are not 100% natural. I’m ok with some but not all. At least this has no parabens or sulfates.

How The Mask Works

The oceanic clay exhibits a negative electrical charge, which helps to draw out impurities without overdrying, skin is left looking clearer whilst feeling softer and smoother. Willowbark, a key ingredient in the Boots Botanics Shine Away Ionic Clay Mask, is nature’s champion clarifier. The bark of the willow tree is a natural source of salicylic acid which helps to refine skin texture and actively target imperfections.

The Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask retails for approximately $10. Worth the cash.

*This mask was sent to me complimentary from Influenster in the J’Adore VoxBox. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.

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