Farsali Trifecta

Hi lovelies!! This year has been a busy one to say the least. I have things much more organized now. So, I will be posting more regularly.

Today I will be reviewing Farsali. I wanted to see what all the hype was for myself. The review will consist of the Unicorn Essence, Rose Gold Elixir, and the Volcanic Elixir. The Jelly Beam highlight will be a whole other post.

I’ll begin with the Unicorn Essence; this is an antioxidant serum and primer in one. It is ideal for all skin types and its also oil-free. Its free of sulfates and parabens. It’s supposed to protect skin from free radical damage, while also prepping your skin for your makeup application.

First off let me say that it smells delightful. I am not a fan of things that go on my face to have an overpowering scent. This particular product hit the mark on the strength and type of smell that you have on you face. It feels good when you put it on and my skin quickly absorbs it. I personally use this as a primer. If you didn’t know this works well as an eye-shadow primer too.

Let me further explain why Unicorn Essence is an antioxidant serum. It has Acai berry extract which is commonly used in anti-aging products. Its rich in Vitamin A, B, C, & E. In a sense it revives your skin by healing damaged skin and restores its moisture.

It’s also contains Goji berry extract. If you haven’t heard of this fruit; then you need to start taking it. For starters, eating this fruit helps with your heart and boost you immune system. The benefits of the extract for the skin are remarkable. It is high in vitamin A, so, it contains plenty of antioxidants; this helps with the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles. Eating goji berries and using Unicorn essence will help improve skin elasticity. It also helps with reducing the appearance of scars. Goji also helps damaged skin. In addition, goji berries contain two known endogenous skin antioxidants, which are heme oxygenase-1 and metallothionein. These two antioxidants have been proven to facilitate in photoimmune protection. That means it helps protect your skin.

Goji berries can help combat the onset of dehydrated skin because of the amino acids they contain. Amino acids aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin hydration, and improve skin color and tone. In addition, to amino acids, goji berries also contain polysaccharides. Polysaccharides have been known to have antioxidant properties, and their presence in goji berries help to increase skin hydration, as well as to tighten and firm the surface of the skin, thereby promoting the appearance of a radiant, youthful glow.

Unicorn essence also contains elderberry extract. This is the superstar of antioxidants. This helps against free radicals. They’re anti-bactirial which is good for acne prone skin. It helps with allergic rashes and is an anti-imflammatory. This extract is what makes it good for all skin types.

Lastly, it has blueberry extract. Now this may not sound as exotic as the other extracts. However,  the blueberry extract is just as important. Blueberries contain more antioxidants than green tea. They are loaded with vitamins A, C, & E. Blueberries whether you ingest them or use the extract on your skin; they will help make you look younger, revive your dull skin and make it look brighter. It also helps repair sun damaged skin.

I personally use this product everyday as a primer. I have loads of different primers and this one is my favorite one. I have never used it as an eyeshadow primer just cause I personally use some concealer as a primer for my eyes. I also use this to make powder highlighters pop more. I personally will take some of my powder highlighter and mix in a drop or two of the unicorn essence and dab it on. I let it dry a little bit and then blend it in and voila. It is a little pricey. You get a 1 oz. bottle for $54. However, I would definitely recommend this product it is worth the money in my opinion.

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Moving on to the Rose Gold Elixir. This is also ideal for all skin types. This is recommended for daytime use. It is a lightweight hydrating beauty oil. It has anti-aging benefits. It is supposed to leave your skin naturally radiant and glowing. The base of this luxurious Elixir is Rosehip seed oil. Rosehip seed is made up of 77% fatty acids — high in linoleic acids, vitamin C, and vitamin A (retinol) — all essential for skin health. Rosehips have been found to regenerate tissue and reduce the appearance of fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and stretch marks.

Rosehip seed oil is full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids that are known to correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, all while reducing scars and fine lines. Safflower seed oil is less aggravating to skin and contains about 78% of linoleic acid, which is undoubtedly a secret weapon in fighting against acne problems. Linoleic acid, its principal fatty acid, is an essential fatty that cannot be synthesized by the human body.

Pumpkin seed oil is rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as well as antioxidants, therefore it has tremendous benefits for the skin in terms of retaining moisture, fighting free radicals and maintaining a youthful appearance. Vitamin E works to block free radicals from the body, which play a large part in the aging process. It has basic antioxidant properties that everyone needs.

Lemongrass oil has one key benefit which is skin healing properties. It is also perfect for getting even and glowing skin. Orange peel oil is antiseptic and anti-inflammatory which makes it an ideal ingredient in your skin and hair routine. This oil isn’t just for acne-prone skin though: It’s been shown to increase the ability to absorb vitamin C, collagen production, and blood flow, all of which are essential for anti-aging.

I personally haven’t used this on my face at all. I use this to hydrate my lips before I apply a matte lipstick.  So, I can’t really recommend it for your skin or not. That is something you would have to decide for yourself. However,  I do recommend this product for your lips. It makes your lips plump and luscious, especially if you’re wearing a matte lipstick.

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Lastly we have the Volcanic Elixir. This elixir is great for all skin types; especially acne prone skin. It is ideal for night-time use.

It contains Tamanu oil. There are a lot of benefits associated with Tamanu oil. It has a wide range of natural treatments for acne and acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, toenail fungus, stretch marks, age spots, skin rashes, general scarring, dermatitis through to anti-aging and as an ingredient in making good skin products for oily skin.

Tamanu Oil can be used as a stand-alone product, whether it be solely as a product for oily acne skin or for the prevention or reduction of scarring or just for beautiful, blemish-free skin. Not only can you use Tamanu Oil for skin rejuvenation but you can even use Tamanu Oil for hair and scalp rejuvenation as well. It also seems to great for healthy, nail growth.

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I personally use this product every night before going to bed. I apply just like a serum. I love it. It smells earthy and its thick and feels good on the skin without leaving an oily residue. I recommend this product. It is less expensive than the other two but I believe just as important in your beauty routine. I believe that Farsali really knocked it out of the park with these 3 little miracles.

If you guys would like to see a tutorial on  how I make my highlighter pop with the unicorn essence, or how I prep my lips with the rose gold, or a simple tutorial on my night-time regimen, let me know. Till next time babes! xoxo

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Bring On The Bright

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Hi babes! I’m going to be reviewing the “White Marble Dual Phase Vitamin C Peel” by Erno Laszlo. I was able to try this product for free thanks to Influenster and Erno Laszlo.

It’s a clarifying two-step peel. It gently polishes skin and lightens dark spots and discoloration. Your complexion instantly feels polished and new. Furthermore, you skin will look more radiant, brighter, and smoother. There are protective antioxidants and collagen booster; with these two combines it helps refine and renew your skin.

From the first time of use it has made my skin softer and smooth. I have slightly textured skin on my left side from acne I had during my pregnancy as well as some dark spots. They have lighten as well. I have been only using this product for a month and the results are amazing. I feel like if I keep using this product it will not only slow down the aging process but also make my dark spots nearly vanish. I will be posting and update once I have thoroughly used this product.

I did some research on why this peel worked so well. Some of the ingredients in it are pretty amazing for the skin. Before I get to that I always recommend that getting enough rest and water are essential to having great looking skin. Besides using SPF in your daily skin care routine, make sure not to get too much sun. I know that sounds ridiculous and hard to do but its all about how important you skin is to you. Your skin is the largest organ of the human body and the first line of defense; you should take care of it.

This fabulous peel contains vitamin C. Why is this important for you skin? Well that is because not only does it help with dark spots, dullness but it brightens the skin and contains a powerful antioxidants that help boost collagen levels that help combat the aging process.

Collagen is a structural support protein that is essential for firm, youthful skin. Overall, the amount of collagen in the skin tends to decline with age, an ongoing process that is accelerated by a number of factors like sunlight, smoking, free radicals, and inflammation. As the synthesis of new collagen slows down, topical vitamin C is one of the most effective ways to boost collagen synthesis and slow its degradation.

In Tibet during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), women who wanted to fight the outward signs of premature aging would rub sea buckthorn on their face and hands. The golden-orange berries of the sea buckhorn plant yield a deep-colored oil that is a major source of vitamin C.

It also contains carrot seed oil. This is important because it helps with by balancing dry skin, while helping with age spots and sun damage. Scientists think this has something to do with the “carotol,” a primary component found in carrot seed oil. Rumor has it that this can also help with sensitive skin as well. It can help moisturize dry skin and oily skin without clogging your pores. In other words this is great for all skin types.

Another key ingredient is lactic acid. This helps to exfoliate the skin without irritating it. This ingredient is controversial because some say it can lead to increased sun damage. While others say it can help reduce the appearance of aging, and they can be an especially good remedy against fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging from sun damage. Lactic acid is an alpa-hydroxy acid.

Not all skin texture problems can be solved with an AHA product. If your skin develops thick patches or there are areas of swelling and lactic acid doesn’t seem to be working, it’s time to see a doctor. Some skin conditions are caused by rosacea, skin cancer and other underlying illnesses such as diabetes, a vitamin deficiency or a thyroid problem.

AHA peels are used with good outcomes for people with pigmentation conditions such as melasma, lentigo or freckles, and may help reduce or improve the appearance of acne scars. The reason there is concern over lactic acid and increased sun damage is that using lactic acid creams, lotions and peels also increases your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so it’s important to be vigilant about sun protection, from regular applications of sunscreen to remembering to wear a hat, every day.

Like how I mentioned earlier this is a dual step process. Step 1: After you have washed and toned your face (Yes! tone before you use this product.), smooth peel over your face. Massage gently in circular motions for 3 minutes. Step 2: Mix the activator in your hands and massage onto your face over the peel. After one minute, rinse well with warm water and pat dry. At this point you can following with your face cream. You can do this once a week. I wouldn’t do it more just in case you might irritate your skin.

Another good things about this peel is that it does not contain any parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, sulfates and mineral oils. The peel costs $100 but it is worth it. You know I don’t really like over prices things that just do what other products do. However, this is something that everyone should be doing and it is a lot cheaper than getting a facial done at a salon. Well there you have it babes. Till next time. xoxo

 

Balance It All

20212.jpgThe balance it all collection from Ole Henrikson, is just fabulous. I received the product(s) complimentary to test and/or review.”I’m a Libra and it’s all about balance for me. My skin care regimen is not something I want to spend a lot of time or money on. This line is reasonably priced. I mean can you really put a price tag on good skincare. I’ve been using these products for about a week now and I already see an overall brightness in my skin. It looks dewy without having a residue. I would recommend this for combination skin. It mattifies while controlling the oils in your skin; without leaving your face feeling dry. I have already seen a dramatic decrease in the size of  my pores as well. This definetely stands for its name “Balance It All”. I’m going for the #oleglow this summer, I recommend you do too. Like how I always say, Don’t feel guilty for being you. xoxo