OZ Naturals Olive and Jojoba Oil Nourishing Souffle

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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.

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

I have a very large collection of face serums. Why? Because I LOVE switching off all the time depending on how my skin is acting. Serums are a great way to nourish the skin without the heavy feel of a cream or lotion. I was excited to try OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C because my skin has been misbehaving lately; having bouts of acne and dry patches all the same time. Fun times!

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OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C is a botanically derived lightweight hydrating serum that utilizes the power of hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin by locking in water into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is know to hold up to 1000 times in weight in water, plumping the skin and fighting the early signs of aging as well as inflammation. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also increases collagen production which also helps in combating premature aging. Not only does it increase collagen production but also works to lighten hyperpigmentation (dark spots caused by scarred acne or sun damage). It’s a great combination of ingredients for anti-aging while keeping the skin hydrated which is so important for many reasons.

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This serum has very light scent from the ingredients. There is no perfume but something in there gives off a scent, not sure what it is but it goes away after applying it. The consistency is thicker than water but not quite gel like and I suspect its the ingredient hydroxyetheyl cellulose that thickens it up a bit.  I like that it’s a bit thicker and can be spread over the skin easily. Watery type serums tend to fall between my skin fingers and I end up rubbing my entire hand front and back on my face to get it all on there!

OZ Naturals made a great serum that absorbs completely and takes no waiting time to apply makeup right over it. I usually apply a moisturizer like Cereve on top of it, but sometimes I skip the extra step and go straight to the foundation.

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The bottle is decent size, I don’t usually see them get much bigger than the typical 1 fl oz but should last you through a couple of months with daily use.  You can purchase OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum with Vitamin C on Amazon or their direct website.

To find out more about this brand you can visit them on their website, Facebook or Instagram for updates!

 

[Review] Miracle Skin Transformer: Healing Balm

miracle skin transformer review

It’s absolutely no secret. I am a HUGE fan of Miracle Skin Transformer and have been using their face tint for a couple of years now. I never heard of the brand before I saw it on Beauty Undercover, but it has become a staple in my makeup routine since then. I also did a review of the concealer on the Beauty Collection blog before! But it was only recently that I had an chance to test out a few more of their products and I cant wait to share them all with you. I’ve been using this stuff for about 3-4 weeks now and can truly attest that I have loved everything so far, and would love to try out more from them. Sarah McNamara has got me all figured out, and I’ll continue to thank her by purchasing her products for a very long time!

miracle skin transformer heal everything balm

I need to tell you about the Healing Balm first though. Aside from MST makeup, this became my second love. The Healing Balm is to hydrate sensitive, or irritated skin by soothing with sometimes instant relief. Just to recap, I have skin that is normal-combo but sensitive at times. I was using Atralin (tretinoin for acne) for a while, but go on and off because it costs a lot for me without insurance. I try to keep my skincare routine pretty simple to avoid outbreaks and dry, itchy skin. MST’s Healing balm is well, just bomb! My cheeks have been getting a little wind burned by this random icy SoCal weather we have been having and they were turning a little pink. My hands were also getting extra dry at times so I thought I would give this puppy a whirl.

miracle skin transformer healing balm

courtesy of Miracle Skin Transformers email blasts

The balm is almost like a thin paste when it comes out of the tube. It has a blend of 30 moisturizers and emollient ingredients that help protect and repair the skin in it, so I like to squeeze the tube for a few seconds before using. While anything having to do with putting oil on my face would usually make me turn and run the other way, this balm had me going back for more and more. It become a daily treat for my skin, serving as a primer for makeup in the morning, and sealing in moisture after cleansing before bedtime.

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It also came in handy for use after using the MST Hydroactive Microderm product. (My) freshly exfoliated skin is ultra-sensitive to drying out quickly and can look a little red after a scrub. This balm my my skin feel protected, smooth and moisturized without feeling sticky, or slathered on. I also want to note that you don’t have to worry about looking like a grease ball using this stuff. Even though it has oils in it, it doesn’t leave a greasy sheen. My skin looks perfectly moisturized and matte at the same time- all while helping with redness. Lets take a look whats inside this awesome stuff.

Manuka Honey: Originating in New Zealand. Manuka Honey has antibacterial properties due the high levels of antioxidant phenols such as MGO, (Methyglyoxal) which fights bacterial infections. It has been used for years to treat burns, cuts, and other skin problems. It also stimulates the release of anti-inflammatory agents in our cells to heal and soothe itself.

Tamanu Oil: Known for its skin-soothing properties and has been widely used to treat skin burns, rashes, and inflammation. Naturally germicidal, making it great for healing skin, Tamanu oil also relieves dryness, and has high levels of antioxidants.

Evening Primrose Oil: A highly skin-nourishing oil that contains essential fatty acids (such as GLA) that fight against infection and inflammation while promoting healing. It is also known to have a pain-relieving effect and has been used for things like headaches and PMS (say wha?), while making dryness, itchiness a thing of the past.

Japanese Licorice Root: Wonderful for sensitive skin. Licorice root contains Glycyrrhizic acid which has anti-viral properties. It is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties, reducing irritation on the skin, and stimulates the adrenal glands in our bodies to go to work, producing anti-inflammatory, immune-supporting corticosteroid-like actions for the skin.

Some other wonderfully healing and moisturizing ingredients included in the formula are: Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Panathol, and Allantoin. All amazing stuff for your skin!

Would I purchase this stuff again? It’s really not even a question because I know I will. I’m only wondering how long the tube will last since it looks like it’s the smallest product out of the bunch. I am happy to report that I didn’t get any breakouts from the MST products I am using and found so sensitivities develop. At $26 per tube, I think thats a fair price for something that works and feels like it does. You can purchase it from a variety of places but I would suggest checking out their site first since they’ve been having some good deals on buy one product and try a few others with it.

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courtesy of the miracle skin transformer website – please check the official site to confirm deal is still available

Are there any other MST fans out there? What’s your favorite? Stay tuned for

XOXO

Claudia