One of my favorite ways to treat myself is with luxurious feeling bath products. The shower is the one place you can escape as a mom (sometimes) and getting those 15 minutes to yourself feels like bliss. The warm water, a good hair mask, a close shave and a nice scrub make that little moment absolute heaven.
When I was approached by Clover & Bee Skincare I was elated to give them a try. Born from the idea a mom had to make healthier skincare products, Clover & Bee Skincare was created for her daughter who was struggling with severely dry skin. Best of all, using natural based ingredients, like honey that was harvested straight from her backyard hives. Natural based products appeal to me more, now more than ever. As a new mom, you are bombarded with the threat of toxins all around and you try as best you can to keep healthier, less dangerous products in the house in case your little one gets ahold of them. A product that can give me peace of mind is already winning in my book.
Clover & Bee specialized in body polishes, and have three varieties that each have a inviting scent. I chose Grapefruit & Jasmine and fell in love the minute I cracked open the jar. YOU GUYS. This has got to be one of the most beautiful scrubs I’ve come across! Within the honey granules and sugar are dried jasmine blossoms mixed throughout. What really intrigued me is that its first ingredient was honey and not sugar! It definitely made me take a closer look at it because I never expected that. The blend also includes skin loving oils like Babassu nut oil (which is a lightweight, non-comedogenic oil with lots of vitamin E) and Macadamia nut oil (a favorite of mine, that moisturizes and is rich in antioxidants).
I like a good granular scrub and Clover & Bee fits the bill. I love using it after shaving my legs and on rough spots like my elbows. Some “scrubs” out there simply don’t have enough scrub to them but this one met my expectations for a body polish.
And seriously, how beautiful is the branding and packaging of these scrubs? From the lid emblem to the cute label, I’m totally feeling the Clover & Bee vibes.
Each body polish retails for $34 each and you can grab yourself a tub at the Clover & Bee website. And don’t forget to follow them on their Instagram!
There’s no doubt about it, taking care of our skin as we age is a necessity if we want it to look good for years to come. That means cleansing, exfoliating, treatment and prevention in order to keep it at it’s healthiest state. While we spend a whole lot of time working on our complexions, we sometimes forget that our décolleté can show our age as well. The thin skin of our chest gets just as much sun as our face, and is prone to deep wrinkles due to father time, and just the plain ol’ way we sleep. There is something on the market that can keep your chest looking youthful, and that’s with SioBeauty. SioBeauty’s three part system works to renew, smooth, and hydrate your décolleté overnight and works especially well for us side-sleepers.
The SioBeauty kit utilizes three easy steps that you can work into your nighttime and morning routine. First is the décolleté cleansing wipes which gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin with glycolic and lactic acids to prepare the skin for the overnight. I usually did this right after my evening shower. After allowing my skin to fully dry, you then apply the silicone skin pad that does the real smoothing magic. These washable and reusable pads stick to your chest preventing new wrinkles from forming while you sleep while increases skin hydration levels by creating a micro-climate that draws moisture to the skin. No need to worry about adhesives that could cause irritation to the skin — these are FDA cleared, and clinically and allergy tested.
In the morning you peel off the pad, rinse it under water with oil free soap so it cleans off any oils and regenerates the stickiness for the following evening. The kit contains two pads with each pad lasting two weeks. I found that the edges kinda lost their stick when fuzz from my top or sheets got stuck to it and that made my baby girl want to peel at it — but stays on well. Not to mention they are comfortable to wear and you forget they are there for the most part.
After removing the pad from the skin you follow with the décolleté serum that provides additional hydration to keep the skin looking smooth. I love this serum, and it’s lasted long after the rest of the kit was used up. It made my chest feel silky smooth and didn’t clog my skin at all.
I was pretty impressed with how well this system worked. You will really notice a difference on the first morning after you take off the pad and touch your skin. I only wish the pad reached up higher up to work on the deep creases I get from sleeping with my arm up. I don’t think I could use this on the regular because it’s a bit out of my ongoing beauty budget, but I could see this being useful in prepping for a big day like your wedding or another special occasion.
You can find out more about SioBeauty by visiting their website and see some fabulous before and afters that I wasn’t able to capture myself with an iPhone. I also didn’t have as deep of wrinkles but I can attest to the fact that this system works! You can also follow them on Facebook or Instagram for more details on how SioBeauty can work for you.
Even though I don’t deal with icy weather living in Southern California, I still need to make sure my skin is properly moisturized during the winter months. Indoor heat and sometimes windy weather can leave skin feeling tight and parched. There is only so much water can do before some skincare intervention is needed, and lately MultiVitaSkin has been my go to moisturizer for the past 5 weeks.
MultiVitaSkin prides itself on a few key points. For one, it’s formulated with quality, all natural ingredients and includes a unique Omega 3-6-9 oil blend that nourishes the skin promoting a smoother, more youthful appearance. This cream also uses the powerhouse ingredient resveratrol, a known polyphenol, that acts as an antioxidant fighting the signs of again, along with a combination of vitamins to keep the skin healthy and supple. I can detect the scent of cocoa butter in the formula, which I like and enjoyed using when I was pregnant and had a gigantic belly to soothe. Now that I’m a nursing mama, clean ingredients are important to me because anything I am using will come into contact with her. I suspect this would have been a great belly lotion to have handy during those months when your skin is stretching and starts to itch.
The second thing that sets this brand apart is how affordable it is. It comes in a large no frills four ounce tub for just under $40. You guys, I’ve been using this moisturizing cream morning and night everyday for five weeks and I’ve only used about a quarter of the tub. I’ve also been applying it to the top of my hands each night and love how smooth they’ve been feeling since using this. I can expect this tub to last me anywhere from 4-5 months with the amount of usage I’m used to. And while the packaging is pretty basic, you can safely assume that less of what you spend is put into packaging and more into the ingredients and formulation of the actual product.
I’m always a bit leary of new moisturizers, especially from brands I am unfamiliar with, but MultiVitaSkin has impressed me thus far. Not only does it moisturize my skin well, my hands feel smoother, and it caused me no break outs which is always a concern with new products. There is no doubt that I am a sucker for pretty packaging, but if a product works well then really why am I worried about what the tub looks like. It works!
To find out more about MultiVitaSkin you can visit their website or follow them on Facebook or Instagram for updates about the brand.