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July 2014

Beauty Tips

Shower Duos

July 22, 2014

Just want to share my new favorite shower duo!! I love skincare. Anything that’ll make my skin soft! Love it so much I jump around. That can be a good thing and a bad thing. I’ll Jump around and try multiple items. But not long enough to notice long term results ….anyway my two favorite shower duos are…..

1) shower sponge. You can get it at target or at www.ShopElev8.com it replicates sea sponges. Scrubs the top layer of your skin, just enough to get if of dry skin and not too abrasive to ruin your skin texture.

2) Nubian Honey and Black Seed Oil with apricot oil. Reparative. Soothing. Healing.
Loving this!!! Black seed oil is high in anti oxidants, honey is rich in conditioners. Together with apricot oil it has natural enzymes, amino acids, and proteins to boost the skins ability to heal, repair and retain moisture.

After using these two together, my skin instantly felt sooooo smooth. Not just for the day like most body washes. My skin felt so soft and moisturized until my next shower!
Xoxo Azelle

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Hair/MakeUp

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Organic Aloe Vera

July 7, 2014

Why do we need toners? Well for several reasons…and it really helps with the overall balance of your skin. After you wash your face your pores are left open, toners close the pores. There are so many toners out there and really didn’t know which one to choose. I went back to the basics of all natural organic products. I remember my mom using witch hazel toners before and just always said it’s good for your skin. Ok so I did my research and found Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Organic Aloe Vera, alcohol free.  (Less alcohol on your skin, less it will be dry and wrinkly)

So many things I love about this toner! The company is open with the ingredients as well, and if you can understand the ingredients thats a plus. Not much chemicals going on behind the scene. This is simple, it cleanses, soothes, refreshes, tightens pores, moisturizes and the claimed facts of looking younger is a plus!

 

Thayers Toner

For toners, I feel it should be pretty natural. This one is pretty close to that. Here is what the company has to say about this toner:

Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Rose Petal With ALOE VERA Formula Gentle Moisturizes Vitamin E Alcohol-Free Rose Petal Witch Hazel Toner With Certified Organic Witch hazel and Aloe Vera Formula Over 120 years ago Rose Thayer niece of Henry Thayer MD developed an all-natural recipe for extra-soft youthful-looking skin As she aged many would comment on how she always looked 10 years younger than she was Now for the first time her secret formula of Rose Petal water blended with Witch Hazel extract Certified Organic Aloe Vera and Vitamin E is being made available Witch Hazel helps to tighten pores and to smooth and beautify skin without drying THAYERS proprietary Certified Organic Witch Hazel (derived from the bark) is not distilled thereby maintaining all the beneficial natural tannins Assay of hamamelitannin shows that Witch Hazel bark extract is 31 times richer in hamamelitannin than the leaf extract and 87 times richer than the stem extract (Resource: Vennat B “Tannins from Hamamelis virginana ” Plant Medica 54(1988):454-457) “Rose’s secret to looking 10 years younger naturally” Alcohol-Free Paraben-Free Propylene Glycol-Free Un-Distilled Witch Hazel (with all the beneficial natural tannins) Moisturizes Cleanses Free Of Alcohol Disclaimer These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA These products are not intended to diagnose treat cure or prevent any disease Thayers Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera Rose Petal Directions Apply with a cotton ball or soft pad to cleanse soften refresh and moisturize skin Use anytime throughout the day as a softening refresherIngredients: Purified water aloe barbadensis leaf (certified organic filet of aloe vera) glycerin (vegetable) fragrance (natural rose) hamamelis virginiana (THAYERS proprietary un-distilled certified organic witch hazel) extract rosa centifolia (rose) flower water citric acid citrus grandis

Beauty Tip: pour some in a spray bottle and spritz to refresh throughout the day

Amazon: Thayer’s Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Organic Aloe Vera

 

xoxo Azelle