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Skincare Review, Ingredients: Olay Clean Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System, Scrub, Mattifier, Spot Treatment

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The Clean Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System ($19.99), a new trio from Olay promises to be better than Proactiv in clearing up pesky pimples. According to Olay, the three-in-one acne treatment:

• is packed with acne-pummeling power. Two percent salicylic acid attacks blemishes and blackheads and helps minimize their appearance over time.

reduces shine and redness, thanks to the swirled mattifier (see below for review!)

• has an invigorating essence of citrus and mint

• is dermatologist-tested, oil free and non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores

Since my acne-prone days are over, I gave these products to my 19 year-old daughter to try. She has been suffering from acne and used Proactiv, so I thought she would be the ideal tester. The products were tested for about two weeks.

 

Acne Hater Deep Scrub

The scrub claims to, “exfoliate and penetrate pores to clear breakouts and blackheads while reducing excess oil.” My daughter used this twice a day as directed. She said it was “fantastic” in clearing up her skin and that it “worked as well as or even better than Proactiv.”

acne hater deep swirled Skincare Review, Ingredients: Olay Clean Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System, Scrub, Mattifier, Spot Treatment

Review, Ingredients, Swatches: Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 Fragrance Free, Regenerist Luminous Overnight Gel Mask

Spot Zinger

This targeted blemish treatment is said to “instantly improve skin’s appearance while delivering a 2% salicylic acid treatment to win the war on blemishes.” The lightweight, quick-absorbing formula is said to “penetrate deep into pores to help control blemishes and prevent new acne from forming.” My daughter said the product delivered on its claims.  She used it a few times as needed. The cream was not greasy or oily and “sank right in” to her skin. And it did help to “banish a big old zit” very quickly.

spot zinger salicylic acid Skincare Review, Ingredients: Olay Clean Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System, Scrub, Mattifier, Spot Treatment

 

Swirled Mattifier

This is a very interesting product that neutralizes the appearance of redness with a subtle green tint that absorbs into skin for colorless coverage. My daughter used this on days when her skin had an overall red and blotchy look and she reported that, “it really did help get the red out.”   In addition, the product primes skin for make up, though she does not wear foundation or blush, so could not really speak to that point. But she said it “brightened up” her complexion, and left it soft, not stripped.

swatches salicylic acid Skincare Review, Ingredients: Olay Clean Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System, Scrub, Mattifier, Spot Treatment

Review: Olay Regenerist Instant Fix Exfoliate And Renew System, Wrinkle and Pore Vanisher, Total Effects Pore Minimizing CC Cream

Although not part of the packaged set, she also sampled the See Spot Swipe, Oil-Reducing Wet Cloths, $4.99

see spot swipe cleansing towelettes Skincare Review, Ingredients: Olay Clean Skin 1-2-3 Acne Solution System, Scrub, Mattifier, Spot Treatment

Infused with citrus and mint essences, these invigorating wipes feature patented Exfoli-dots™ to help exfoliate while ridding skin of dirt, oil and make-up in a few swipes. As mentioned above, my daughter is not a make-up user, so she could not say how well the wipes worked at make-up removal. But she did like having them in her bag during the day so she could “refresh” her face without having to stop and wash it. She pointed out that they would be great in hot weather too, and plans to keep using them and also loved the fresh scent of the wipes and the other essence-infused products.

 

For more info, go to www.olay.com

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Review, Ingredients: Biore Charcoal Collection: Pore Penetrating Soap Bar, Minimizer, Deep Cleaning Strips - Best New Products To Reduce Pores

Review, Ingredients: Biore Charcoal Collection: Pore Penetrating Soap Bar, Minimizer, Deep Cleaning Strips – Best New Products To Reduce Pores

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Review, Ingredients: Biore Charcoal Collection: Pore Penetrating Soap Bar, Minimizer, Deep Cleaning Strips - Best New Products To Reduce Pores

Who would have thought that the beauty world could love something so dirty. Okay, it’s not dirty in a sense that it’s bad for your skin, but not all natural ingredients necessarily look appealing. Nevertheless, if it promises to make our skin look blemish-free with less pores, then we’ll happily slather, scrub and rub on whatever it takes to have our skin looking its best.

Bioré Skincare Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, Self Heating One Minute Mask With Natural Charcoal

Last year we were introduced to charcoal, one of the hottest ingredients in skincare to naturally draw out impurities without irritating your skin. Natural black charcoal attracts dirt and oil like a magnet, making it the ultimate shine-reducing and oil-controlling ingredient any acne-prone and oily-faced gal could appreciate and adore.

Review, Ingredients: Biore Charcoal Collection: Pore Penetrating Soap Bar, Minimizer, Deep Cleaning Strips - Best New Products To Reduce Pores

Next time you’re perusing down your usual skincare aisle, make sure to spot these three new items just added to the Biore Charcoal Collection: Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar, Charcoal Pore Minimizer, Deep Cleaning Charcoal Pore Strips. You’ll be able to deep clean, cut down pore size and keep your skin looking shine-free with cutting-edge new formulations for healthy, clean and smooth skin. (If your skin hasn’t already tried the magic that is the Self Heating One Minute Mask, then you certainly are missing out on some charcoal wizardry.)

Review, Ingredients: Biore Charcoal Collection: Pore Penetrating Soap Bar, Minimizer, Deep Cleaning Strips - Best New Products To Reduce Pores
Charcoal – How Does It Work To Remove Impurities? What Is Activated Charcoal?

Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar: If you’re a fan of anything bar-form, the and still want to indulge in the power of charcoal, then this bar is perfect for you… or your man — it looks like a hunk of actual charcoal (and is really comfortable to hold), so he just might use it. The dual action formula exfoliates while deep cleaning, drawing out dirt and oil for a 2.5 times better clean compared to using your basic cleanser. Jojoba beads and peppermint leave the skin feeling refreshed and gently exfoliated for significantly cleaned skin.

Charcoal Pore Minimizer: Minimize and unclog pores and with this pore minimizing cleanser. (The packaging alone is a marvel; a simple press of the button dispenses just enough cleanser to get the job done.) Natural charcoal is found in this advanced formula that activates on contact with water to draw out deep down impurities. Guess what leaves your skin feeling super-smooth too? Microcrystals. They’ll visibly make your pores look smaller just after one use! Use this bad-boy up to 2-3 times per week.

Deep Cleaning Charcoal Pore Strips: Those iconic Pore Strips now come packed with charcoal. For the first time Biore has added natural charcoal powder to their Pore Strips, reducing oil for a full 24-hours. You’ll be able to remove impurities from those clogged pores with a propriety c-bond technology and potent charcoal, along with soothing witch hazel and tea tree oil to refine pores and diminish their appearance over time. Good riddance!

Available at select food, drug and mass merchant stores. For more information, visit www.Biore.com.

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Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

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A bunch of new Neutrogena products showed up at my door and as a long time fan of the no-nonsense, high performing but budget friendly line, I was eager to give them a whirl.

 

I first tried the Healthy Skin Boosters Daily Scrub, ($7.99), which is said to boost skin’s “softness, evenness and radiance.”

Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

Formulated with antioxidants, Vitamin E and white tea, this skin-polishing product (it has a slightly grainy feel on the face) exfoliated without drying my skin, a big plus, especially in winter. Often, it seems that in order to get that freshly scrubbed feel, you have to endure a little tightness or dryness afterward, but not with this product. I also liked the fresh scent; it was a nice little pick-me-up in the shower. Excellent results, and excellent value. A real keeper.

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Next was the Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen with SPF 30, ($8.99). With its new MICROMESH™ technology, this sunscreen “allows sweat to pass through and evaporate away while clinically proven, durable protection stays right where it should. So your skin stays naturally cool, comfortable and protected.” Lightweight and fast absorbing, it offers Helioplex, which is broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and is oil and PABA free.

Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

Neutrogena claims that it is sweat and water-resistant (up to 80 minutes). Since it’s so brutally cold out, I used this on my face and arms before I went to the gym; I thought that an hour in spin class would be a good test.  The product stayed put on my arms, shoulders, neck and face but I did not feel sticky or greasy. And unlike some SPF formulas, it did not irritate my eyes. A true gem; I’ll be using this all summer long.

 

Purifying Make Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes

 

These ultra-soft wipes, ($6.99/25) are said to “completely remove dirt, oil and makeup, targeting even the most stubborn long-wearing and waterproof makeup. Skin is left purified, fresh and healthy-looking with no greasy residue, so there’s no need to rinse.”

Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

This dermatologist-tested, 97% naturally derived formula is free from harsh chemical sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes and phthalates and the wipes themselves are made from 100% renewable fibers.

Review, Ingredients: Neutrogena Pore Refining Daily Exfoliating Cleanser, Toner – Replacement

I confess that I tried these expecting to be disappointed. Every other wipe I have used has been woefully lacking, and has not done a good job of cleansing. But these wipes were far superior to any I ever tried and I was pleasantly surprised. They did an excellent job of removing make up and my face felt fresh and clean afterwards. But I still maintain a little water is necessary to fully get the job done. I used the wipes pre-shower; when I got out, I did find some residual eye pencil that the wipe had not been completely cleaned off. But it was loosened by the wipe and came off easily with a cotton puff.   These would be great post gym if you can’t shower right away, and they are excellent for travel, eliminating the need for bottles of remover and cotton balls or pads. But even though I would give them a 9 out of 10 rating, I still feel they need water to fully accomplish their task.

 

Finally, I tried New Neutrogena Nourishing Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built-In Primer, ($9.99) thatcombines a built-in primer to help prevent creasing and smudging with long-lasting beautiful color to enhance the eyes.” The four-color palettes are available in six shades 6 shades (I used Classic Nude), ophthalmologist-tested and deemed safe for sensitive eyes.

nourishing Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

I applied the shadow in the morning, following the diagram on the back to achieve a natural, polished look that featured the paler shades on the lids and brow bone, and the dark colors to highlight crease and lid. I also used the brush to apply the darkest color to my lower lid, in lieu of a pencil or gel liner.

Review, Swatches, Ingredients: Neutrogena Daily Scrub, Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen SPF 30, Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, Long Wear Eye Shadow + Built in Primer

I loved this formula, which I can describe as a creamy powder—this must be the result of the primer it contains. It went on well and gave nice, even color. And it did live up to its promise of being long wearing: I put it on at around 9:00 a.m. and at 9:00 p.m. it was still going strong. Also love the convenient, pocket size packaging, which makes it a good choice for your daily make up bag or for travel.

For more info, go to www.neutrogena.com

 

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Trend Review: P&G Future Fabrics 2015 Forum Intros Downy Infusions Botanical Mist, Fresh Protect, Tide he Turbo Detergent, Pods Plus Febreze - How To Get The Best 3-Step Skincare Cleansing Routine To Your Fabrics!

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Trend Review: P&G Future Fabrics 2015 Forum Intros Downy Infusions Botanical Mist, Fresh Protect, Tide he Turbo Detergent, Pods Plus Febreze - How To Get The Best 3-Step Skincare Cleansing Routine To Your Fabrics!

Sensory fashion is so 2015! This key macro trend could not have comes at a better time. We’re hungry for “thingness” — a term referring to objects that have a physical presence, create an emotional response and have a connection to the place they were made. And the best place to start is with our clothes. We want our everyday comforting fabrics to mean something and last in this disposable world.

How To Keep Clothes As Soft As Your Skin, Downy Debuts Rip Your Clothes On Campaign

We attended the P&G Future Fabrics 2015 forum back in January to find out more about how the rising sensorial trend of taking care of fabric is having on the fashion industry. New fabric technology is making fashionable clothing machine-washable and easy to take care of with long-lasting fragrance and odor-shielding advances that go beyond just covering up odors.

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We learned how to have a better relationship with all the new cleansing and conditioning items available now from P&G, with our very handsome and charismatic host, stylist and television personality George Kotsiopoulos (above) taking us through each showroom and product demonstration.

In a nutshell, the best way to properly take care of your fabrics is to apply the three step FiberSCIENCE innovation strategy to redefine the traditional definition of fabric care and cleaning. The three key steps to P&G FiberSCIENCE includes: Step 1. Clean, Step 2. Protect and Step 3. Enhance, much like how we view our skincare routine of Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize.

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Giles Deacon, Fashion Designer and P&G Global Fashion Consultant, teamed up with P&G to create the The P&G Future Fabrics Collection, an entirely wearable collection that is machine-washable and fashion-forward. A surprise fashion show at the event revealed Deacon’s collection of floaty, airy, comfortable and breathable fabrics. Models walked down the impromptu runway wearing a mixture of delicate pastels against stark whites, proving that Tide leads the way in keeping whites bright and colors vibrant. Summer-ready kaftan and column dresses were awash in paisley, geometric stripes and flower scribble prints, along with non-constricting cocoon tops and empire waist sundresses.

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“Women always want to feel fresh, so I wanted the collection and label to bring this desire to life! Each garment exudes a youthful sense of style combined with pop fresh sensibility that will make the wearer feel confident enough to take on any challenge presented to them and feel socially uninhibited so they can get close to others.” — Giles Deacon

To help make your favorite (and new!) clothes last, feel soft and stand up to everyday wear and tear, make sure to check out the following P&G products:

Trend Review: P&G Future Fabrics 2015 Forum Intros Downy Infusions Botanical Mist, Fresh Protect, Tide he Turbo Detergent, Pods Plus Febreze - How To Get The Best 3-Step Skincare Cleansing Routine To Your Fabrics!

Ultra Downy Infusions Botanical Mist fabric softener, designed to enhance the feel and life of your most loved, treasure garments while the scent adds a sophisticated fragrance. The new scent opens with crisp, dewy, green apples and pears blended with lush greenery, vibrant spring flowers and the fragrance of a warm breeze. Downy works to protect and enhance your fashion pieces after washing with detergent so that they feel soft and last longer with a beautiful scent.

Downy Fresh Protect is like deodorant for your clothes! The beads act as an in-wash odor shield and infuse fabrics with motion-activated technology to neutralize and prevent even the toughest odors for up to 24-hours. Available in two fresh scents: Active Fresh and Fresh Blossom for all-day odor neutralization. To use, simply add directly to the drum of your washing machine (never in the dispenser drawer) before you begin the wash cycle. The beads will slowly dissolve over time; encouraged to be used with your favorite Downy fabric softeners.

Tide 2015 Trend Review: P&G Future Fabrics 2015 Forum Intros Downy Infusions Botanical Mist, Fresh Protect, Tide he Turbo Detergent, Pods Plus Febreze - How To Get The Best 3-Step Skincare Cleansing Routine To Your Fabrics!

The Tide he Turbo Detergent is made specifically for your HE washer. These specially marked detergents are designed to help save you time and energy with their quick-collapsing Turbo Smart Suds technology. This technology helps your laundry rinse clean without sending HE washers into additional rinse cycles that can add up to 25-minutes to your cycle time and waste up to 10 gallons of water!

New to the Tide Pod family is Tide Pods Plus Febreze! This new 4-in-1 technology gives you detergent, stain remover, brightener and 24-hours of freshness all in one single pac to help streamline your laundry routine while giving fabrics what they need to look their best. The new Botanical Rain scent combines hints of jasmine, rose and freesia for ongoing freshness. The secret to this breakthrough technology in found in the pod’s three-chamber design which separates ingredients until they hit the wash for outstanding cleaning power.

Available in food, drug, and mass market retailers nationwide starting in February 2015.

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How are you currently taking care of your favorite fabrics? Will you be adding any of these new Tide and Downy cleansing and conditioning agents to your laundry routine?

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Review: Gillette Venus Swirl Razor #MovesLikeNoOther With FLEXIBALL Technology, 4 Tips For How To Get The Best, Flawless Shave

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Venus Swirl Razor Review: Gillette Venus Swirl Razor #MovesLikeNoOther With FLEXIBALL Technology, 4 Tips For How To Get The Best,  Flawless Shave

How To Best Prevent Ingrown Hairs

It seems like we’re always on the hunt for the best way to get silky-smooth legs. And although we’ve given waxing and other hair removing methods a try, we always end up going back to good old-fashioned shaving for a quick fix. Our friends at Gillette Venus are always at the ready to help us get our next best shave to suit our ever-changing womanly needs. There was the Sugarberry Gillette Venus & Olay razor, the portable Venus Snap and sensitive skin-friendly Venus Embrace Sensitive. But now, there’s a new razor to add to the mix, and it’s got moves!

Venus Swirl Razor Head Review: Gillette Venus Swirl Razor #MovesLikeNoOther With FLEXIBALL Technology, 4 Tips For How To Get The Best,  Flawless Shave

How about a razor that moves and grooves to the contours of your body? Like those pesky hairy knees you end up cutting? Or the backs of your thighs? Give it up for the NEW! Venus Swirl Razor with innovative FLEXIBALL technology. This pretty purple razor is practically Gillette Venus royalty and here’s why: The FLEXIBALL technology helps you move like no other, covering every curve and contour of your body for flawlessly smooth skin with no nicks. With this state-of-the-art razor, there are some things you should know before using it:

4 Tips For A Flawless Shave

Get a Grip. The NEW! Venus Swirl has an updated handle. The finger rest is repositioned slightly further from the cartridge compared to other Venus razors. Make sure not rest your finger on the cartridge release button, as that may accidentally cause the cartridge to release.

Go Slow. The Venus Swirl features new FlexiBall technology for a totally unique multidimensional movement that is different than any razor on the market today. While you get used to this new movement, be mindful to go slow and steady at first until you get the hang of it.
Review: Gillette Venus Swirl Razor #MovesLikeNoOther With FLEXIBALL Technology, 4 Tips For How To Get The Best,  Flawless Shave
Press Lightly. These new blades are thinner and finer for an ultra-close shave; five individually adjusting Contour blades will give you your closest shave yet without having to press hard with each stroke.

Lather Up. To get the closest shave possible, use the NEW! Venus Violet Swirl Shave Gel with a Touch of Olay to help your razor glide over your skin with ease; 5Xs more moisturizers will  provide you with remarkable coverage to help prevent missed spots.

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