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REVIEW: VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Cream

 

The RE-EVERYTHING CREAM: ANTI-AGE PRIMARY TREATMENT is a clinically-proven cellular renewal + regeneration, microdermabrasion, antioxidant + intensive moisturizing, anti-aging therapy.

What it is: A stimulating treatment cream with powerful anti-aging benefits.

What it’s used for: VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Anti-Age Primary Treatment Cream effectively combats and reverses the effects of aging. 5% glycolic acid provides microdermabrasion, encouraging younger cells to surface as kinetin growth factor promotes collagen and elastin production. Antioxidants green tea and rice phytic acid fight free radicals, protecting your skin while USDA-certified organic virgin coconut oil deeply moisturizes your skin. As a result wrinkles are smoothed and skin is brighter and more even with a youthful tone.

What else you need to know: Helps rejuvenate, retexturize + refirm skin, making it notably tauter, softer and smoother, and more youthful in appearance + behavior.

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-25, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Glyceryl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Caprate, Sodium Phytate, Kinetin.

All VMV Hypoallergenic products are VALIDATED HYPOALLERGENIC: VH -76/76. 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free. 100% Dye-Phthalate-Paraben + Preservative-Free. Non-Comedogenic. All Skin Types. Skin. Usage, Patch + Clinically-Tested. For Men + Women 18+.

REVIEW:  Last year,  I started to experience a dreaded and annoying skin condition of hormonal acne.  I was getting these huge boils around my chin and red spots scattered on my forehead and sides of my nose.  Basically the areas on my face that produced the most oil became irritated and inflamed every 3-4 weeks.  It was awful because I never had to deal with acne before, not even as a teenager, and now in my 30’s I looked like a dermatologists worst nightmare!  Over the course of 9 months I basically ruined my skin, by trying to clear this hormonal acne with harsh over-the-counter drying products I ended up over-exfoliating and irritating it even more.  Then all of a sudden, I noticed I didn’t have any acne breakouts, or even a single zit, for a couple weeks, which seemed like an eternity at the time.  Then week after week there was nothing, no acne what so ever and my skin was looking great. I swear to you my skin looks the best it’s ever looked in my life!

I know that I owe this clear & radiant skin I’m enjoying right now to several skincare products that I’ve been using.  I won’t name them all right now because I will be reviewing everything separately, but I will say that the products I’m using show that I’ve completely changed my outlook on skincare – and it worked!  For instance, I’m using cleansing balms, like Eve Lom’s and cleansers with essential oils like Sunday Riley’s Ceramic Slip – instead of harsh exfoliating cleansers targeting oily/acne prone skin.  I’m using face oils like Rodin Olio Lusso, Sunday Riley Juno and my new favorite Sponge Ladi Avocanto Oil.  I’m also trying to use more moisturizers that are calming and healing for sensitive skin like Rodial’s Dragon Blood and Sponge Rose & Sage Cream.

The point of this long story is that, although I owe thanks for my new skin to all the products (and more) listed above, It wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t review the cream that kick-started this path to clear skin.  When I first noticed my skin looking better and calmer, I had just thrown out my empty bottle of VMV Hypoallergenic RE-Everything Cream: Primary Treatment after using every last drop over a 8-week period.  Looking back now, I honestly believe that this cream got my skin back on track.  It balanced my oil production while calming irritation and correcting any previous damage, allowing all my other products to work better.   A complete skin rejuvination!  It took me 8 weeks to get through the bottle because the instructions tell you to follow an 8 week plan that gradually builds your allowed usage up to 2 times per day.  I followed the instructions exactly and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Included with the Re-Everything Cream is a pamphlet with detailed instructions for a suggested 8-week application guide (see pictures above), as well as tons of information about the product itself and its’ ingredients.  Inside the numerous pamphlet pages, VMV makes many claims, based off clinical tests.  I’ve decided to pull two key words from the pages, that I believe accurately describe what Re-Everything Cream did for my skin.  Those words are: RENEW + REBUILD

One of the active ingredients, responsible for skin RENEWAL in the cream is unbuffered (undiluted) glycolic acid.  I really enjoy products with glycolic acid in it because they effectively breaks down my dead skin, resulting in smoother and youthful skin and without drying it out.  Glycolic acid provides micro-dermabrasion, forcing new, younger cells to the surface, and it also enables the skin to absorb moisture better.

What I enjoy most about this cream is how lightweight it is, and specifically how smooth and easy it is to apply.  Although it’s lightweight and the texture is more like a liquid then a heavy cream, it’s still not runny or greasy.

The smell is very faint and non-descript, but once you massage it onto your face the sweet scents of virgin coconut oil start to come out, and it’s quite yummy! Speaking of coconut oil… the USDA-certified organic virgin coconut oil used in this cream contributes to the REBUILDING of the skin, due to its unrivalled moisturization at the cell membrane level.  Cream is fully blended-in below:

There’s not much more I can say in this review, because hopefully my long story about dealing with adult acne for the first time and finally getting my skin back on track and balanced, emphasized the fact that this cream can be highly effective if used correctly.  It can even change the overall quality of your skin.  I would recommend VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Cream: Anti-aging  Primary Treatment to people with sensitive skin, who sometimes deal with acne breakouts and who are ready & willing to make a serious change in their skin care routine.  If you have the patience to see through all 8 weeks of ‘building up tolerance’, then this cream may be exactly what you’ve been looking for.  It will rejuvenate, renew & rebuild your skin!  It helped me restore & balance my sensitive skin and I’d have no reservations about using it again and again and again…

The Re-Everything Cream: Anti-aging  Primary Treatment is available at:

VMV Hypoallergenics – $85.00

Dermstore – $85.00

Beautysage – $85.00

You can also visit vmvhypoallergenics.com and shop their website by concern as well as read tons of informative articles all about taking care of your skin at their “Skintelligencenter”.

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REVIEW: Eve Lom Kiss Mix

 
I turn to this lip balm when I need an ‘extra deep’ moisturizing treatment during the winter months, however I also love using Kiss Mix in the spring to repair any damage caused by the cold winter weather. There’s menthol in it, which gives a bit of a tingle, but I like that feeling when my lips are on the verge of becoming ‘chapped.’ It immediately sooths the sensitive skin of my lips, while it feels wonderful and looks fabulous at the same time! Although in the bottle it looks almost white, on the lips it appears more translucent – closest to a milky sheen color.
 
Product Details: Lips should always look luscious and kissable, but they can easily become dry, even chapped.  With its moisturising and healing ingredients, Kiss Mix is an absolute must for everybody.  It is a year-round product as it keeps lips moisturised and protected from UV rays in summer and biting winds in winter.  Lips love Kiss Mix.
What is Does:  A rich, glossy treatment that helps to moisturise and protect tender lips. First aid for sore, chapped lips, or as a regular hydration fix, Kiss Mix contains Zinc oxide which comforts dry lips and acts as a natural sunscreen, while menthol cools and freshens.  Kiss Mix is great to use with lipstick to add shine to your lips or on its own as a moisturising base.
Ingredients: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), cera microcristallina (microcrystalline wax), menthol, zinc oxide, cera alba (beeswax), dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben.
 
Final Thought: While it’s rich and hydrating, it doesn’t have a thick texture, so it’s great to use underneath or on top of lipstick as well – it adds such a lovely and natural sheen. Great product to have in your arsenal of lip treatments, I typically buy one pot of Eve Lom’s “Kiss Mix” every winter, and it lasts me well beyond the coldest months and into the spring.
 
Available At:
evelom.com  £14.00 (UK)
barneys.com $20.00 (US)
beauty.com $20.00 (US) – Free 2-day shipping!

Review: Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar with TriHex Technology

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I have been wanting to try Alastin products for a long time after seeing it at the dermatologist’s office. I started using the Alastin Skin Nectar four weeks ago and have seen amazing results! The TriHex peptide technology stimulates the skin to form collagen and elastin to tighten the skin.  The texture of my skin is much softer and smoother. It is recommended to use before and after cosmetic procedures like laser treatments or microneedling to help with healing and enhance results, but it can also be used on its own. I love the silky feel when applied. After four weeks, I can say the results are fantastic! If you’re thinking about getting a procedure, this will definitely get your skin in its best shape beforehand. I would not say it is a serum because the consistency is much like a smashbox primer. The ingredients, of course, are very different. The fact that it is able to stimulate elastin production, makes this product very rare (not many products claim this) and may warrant the expensive price tag. I don’t do any cosmetic procedures but I do use Retin-A which constantly means my skin needs to heal itself. I will definitely be investing in this product in the future.

What the website says:

“This proprietary formulation is designed to support the skin, before, during and after cosmetic procedures. This product works with the skin’s natural regeneration process and assists in improving the skin’s appearance. It can be applied immediately post-procedure for faster recovery and healthier looking skin.

Enhances healthy skin by helping to clear damage and debris in the extracellular matrix
Helps support the skin’s natural ability to produce new, healthy elastin and collagen
High antioxidant activity is designed to calm the skin and reduce the appearance of redness.”

$195 Alastin Regenerating Skin Nectar

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Review: The Only 1 Matte Lipstick Collection from Rimmel London

IMG_5516All three of these are gorgeous shades are perfect for summer! These lipsticks are a velvety matte with great pigmentation. They last all day and look amazing on the lips at drugstore prices so you really can’t go wrong.

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Shade 120 is a gorgeous bright orangey pink in the lips. It is an almost neon shade but still wearable to work. I have been going for this shade a lot for nights out. It is really quite nice and brightens up any outfit. I’m sure it will be my go-to shade on hot summer days at the beach as well!

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Shade 810 is a deep red that looks beautiful on the lips. I wasn’t sure if it would be too dark on me but I actually really like it. It’s has some plum undertones which makes it much more wearable on my skin tone.

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Shade 610 is probably the most neutral of all three shades. It’s a dark pink and enhances the the natural color of my lips which is perfect for  a more polished minimal makeup look. I love it! It would also be a perfect shade to wear with smokey eye looks!

All in all, The Only 1 Rimmel Matte Lipstick collection has some beautiful shades that last all day. I will be wearing these all summer for sure! A++

 

DERMAFLASH Facial Exoliating Device

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I have been using my Dermaflash once a week for three weeks now, and the results are amazing! Dermaflash is an at home dermaplaning device that uses sonic vibration to exfoliate.  It really has helped my skin to look smooth. It gets rid of  all unwanted dead skin cells and peach fuzz! My makeup also goes on flawlessly as well. This device has changed my life. No wonder it is the number one selling device at Sephora right now. My biggest concern with using the Dermaflash device was if peach fuzz on my face would grow back thicker, and it hasn’t! Just be sure to use it at an angle to get as close to the skin as possible for a smoother effect. It’s also important to only go over each area once. The prep cleanser gets your skin squeaky clean before using. I’m going to need to buy more of that soon. Putting on the soothing hydrator after is also key so you’ll have to buy a bigger tube of that too. It is so easy to use and only takes 10 minutes once a week! It’s really convenient to travel with and now comes in a new hot pink color!Dermaflash, Dermaflash review, exfoliating device

Who is it for: Women of all skin types, skin colors, and ages.

Why is it different: Made specifically for a woman’s face, DERMAFLASH helps to improve the look and feel of your skin by creating a beautiful canvas. The DERMAFLASH Edge, with its subtle sonic vibration, gently sweeps away dull cells from the skin’s surface and temporarily removes peach fuzz. DERMAFLASH is an effective, spa-inspired system for use in the privacy and comfort of your home.

How do I use it: Use once a week, following three simple steps.

  • Cleanse your face with PREP.
  • Hold your skin TAUT. Use short, feathery strokes in downward motion.
  • HYDRATE: Finish with our SOOTHE moisturizer

What it comes with:

  • Charging base adapter and cord
  • Measurements: Exfoliation device 6″L x 1″W x 1″H, weighs 1.3 oz; Cord 79″L
  • ETL listed adapter; 1-year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Device/adapter imported
  • DERMAFLASH skin-care device
  • 6-count Exfoliating Edges
  • One 0.8-fl oz Prep Cleansers
  • One 0.8-fl oz Soothe Hydrators

Free Shipping on original DERMAFLASH device. $189
DERMAFLASH Exfoliation and Peach Fuzz Removal Replenishment Set $39

Here is a how-to video so you can see how easy it is to use:

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Dermaflash, Dermaflash review, exfoliating device*PR Sample*

 

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