Moisturize Your Skin With MultiVitaSkin

multivitaskin review by iliketotalkblogEven 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.

multivitaskin review by iliketotalkblogThe 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.

multivitaskin review by iliketotalkblogI’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.

Di Blasi Cosmetics

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In this day in age, we are beginning to see a trend of moving toward healthier options in skincare and cosmetics and I absolutely love it!  Being pregnant, it’s now more important than ever to choose clean, natural products that will not negatively effect me or baby. However, just being pregnant isn’t the only time we should begin to consider organic, natural products…it should be all the time to keep all of us free of unnecessary chemicals in everything we use on our bodies.  Lately, I’ve been testing out a few items from Di Blasi Cosmetics, a luxury organic, natural (and cruelty free) skincare line based in Italy and I’m here to report back to you on how it worked out for me!

Di Blasi Cosmetics is the creation of Tatiana Puglisi who also thought going as natural as possible was the way to go after watching a close family member suffer from cancer.  After years of trials and tribulations, she refined the formulas to the fabulous products we see today, a multitasking makeup removing butter, a moisturizing cream, and a exfoliating bar soap.  I don’t use bar soaps often so I requested to try the makeup removing butter and moisturizing cream because these are two things I would use very often, if not on a daily basis.

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The Butter Multitasking Makeup Remover is a luxe, skin conditioning treatment that comes in a heavy glass jar with scoop.  If you want to give yourself a little bit of extra luxury, you can also purchase the glass shell the jar can sit in so it looks super pretty on your vanity. What drew me to this product the most is that it is suitable for all skin types – even oily and combo which might shy away from trying something that appears to be a heavy butter.  The product appears in solid form in the jar, not cream and for sanitary reasons you definitely want to use the scoop.  I took less than a dime size scoop out and rubbed all over my face and massaged it into the skin.  Sure enough, mascara and eye makeup began to break up, and my foundation was lifted into the buttery layer on my skin.  I massaged it all in for about a minute or two and wondered how does this stuff come off?!  There are two ways, using dry cotton rounds to wipe it all away, or washing with a suggested cleansing milk. I didn’t have cleansing milk, but I do have my regular variety of face washes and opted to go the water and cleanser route to remove all traces of left over makeup and the butter. Let me tell you…not only did this remove ALL makeup (mascara, shadow, concealer and foundation), but it also left my skin feeling INCREDIBLY soft. Like baby skin soft. Which makes things difficult because with your face so clean the last thing you want to do is be pawing at it with your hands.  Let me reiterate. SO. SOFT! My skin felt moisturized, balanced and not needing any extra steps. To what do I owe the new found bay softness to? Tatiana’s blend of mango butter, shea butter, Calendula flower oil, Jojoba oil and beeswax. I never thought something with beeswax would make my skin feel like this, but she found a way!

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Next I tried the Prickly Pear and Manna Cream after washing my face (with the butter and then a cleanser), as well as after a nice steamy shower to see how it worked in both instances. Suitable for day or night, this cream absorbs quickly into the skin and has a light, beautiful scent to it.  The full size comes in an airless pump and can also be purchased with the luxury ceramic shell display if you choose. I found that if you use too much it does take a bit longer to absorb so using a little bit at a time is the best way to go. This moisturizer left behind no greasy or heavy feel, and allowed me to put my makeup on within 10 minutes.  The prickly pear in the formula has anti-inflammatory properties while the manna (a sap) is thought to soothe, moisturize, and have anti-aging properties.  Sodium PCA and Hyaluronic acid aid in keeping the skin moisturized and holding on to that moisture while avocado oil, mango butter, shea butter and allantoin also work to keep the skin soothed and protected.

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Overall I am very pleased with the two products I got to try from Di Blasi Cosmetics. I found them to be extremely moisturizing without suffocating the skin which I thought might happen with the addition of butters being used on my face. The packaging feels fancy and makes you feel like you are really giving yourself a true treat from Italy to savor.

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How CUTE are these soon to be released mini bar soaps? They look like miniature presents or candy!

Do I give Di Blasi Cosmetics a thumbs up? I sure do! Even for combo (sometimes sensitive) skin types such as my own.  No break outs, no unwanted results, just soft, moisturized skin!

To find out more about Di Blasi Cosmetics, you can visit their website to read about the background story and ingredients used within the line, or you can visit them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  

 

OZ Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle

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Cruelty Free Body Lotion

It’s summer ladies and that usually means a little more skin is showing and it’s gotta be in tip top shape for showing off. Soft, moisturized and glowing is what I’m going for! And even though it’s the summer, I have a love affair with long hot showers. I can’t help it. My husband teases me that he could boil tea with the temperature I use, and I know it’s hot, but feels SO good.

Unfortunately, long hot showers are a recipe for drier skin. Very hot water strips your skin of the natural oil barrier it has leaving with you less than desirable results.  I am trying to get used to luke warm showers but it’s going to take some time. Until then, I rely on moisturizers to get my skin to look like a million bucks. I’m currently using OZ Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle and totally love the way my skin feels after using it. My husband loves it too!

I thought by the feel of this product it would have some type of silicone in it because it’s not quite lotion-y and not thick like a cream, but leaves your skin feeling silky without greasy shine. It absorbs completely and leave behind a very clean fresh scent and soft-to-the-touch skin. The formula includes skin nourishing ingredients such as organic aloe vera, olive oil, jojoba oil, organic green tea, shea butter, and Vitamin B5.

aloe vera – moisturizes the skin

olive oil – rich in vitamins and antioxidants to keep skin young and healthy looking

jojoba oil – mimics sebum, our natural skin barrier to lock moisture in

green tea – has antioxidant properties to keep skin young while fighting free radicals

vitamin B5 – also known as panathenol, delays premature signs of aging

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I like to apply more throughout the day to extra dry areas like my elbows and knees. It’s also safe to use on your face if you have dry skin, which definitely happens to me sometimes around my mouth so I slather on a little dab around my mouth and on my lips. And a little goes a long way!

I have really grown to love the OZ Naturals brand more and more with each product I’ve tested. In case you missed them, the Amino Herbal Hydration Mask is the absolute BOMB for facial masks and recommended for anyone and everyone to try, and the Hyaluronic acid serum with vitamin C has treated my skin very well!  I hope to try their exfoliant next!

The  OZ Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle comes in a very large tube that should last you quite some time applying it all over from the neck down. You can purchase on amazon or directly on their website.   To find out more about OZ Naturals you can find them on Facebook or Instagram.