Skincare

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skinfix has a new community

Skinfix launched a new skincare community. It does require some daily activity but you can earn coins to cash in towards discounts at Skinfix. You also get to interact with other skincare enthusiasts. You can view their official post They have an IOS App or you can use it on desktop or Chrome if you have an Android phone. You […]

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foil seal on Hero pore purity clay mask tube.

Is anyone else concerned about the lack of product protection?

I recently purchased a skincare product from Sephora. I opened it and found that the bottle had no product protection. There is no seal on the box or around the bottle lid or neck. Not even a foil seal under the lid. This got me thinking. I knew the product hadn’t been tampered with because it wasn’t an odd color

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Cetaphil healthy renew sample tube.

Cetaphil Healthy Renew: smoother more hydrated skin

Back in January, I had a new Cetaphil sample arrive in my Sampler box. It seemed to be a newer product. It was Healthy Renew night cream. The product The Cetaphil Healthy Renew Cream came in a sample-size tube. The cream is applied to the face at night after your skincare steps of cleansing and serum. It can be applied

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The face shop the therapy vegan moisture blending cream box.

I tried the Face Shop therapy vegan moisture blending cream

A few weeks ago I was selected to try a product thanks to Bzzagent. The product was from The Face Shop. I wasn’t familiar with the brand but I’m always open to trying new skincare. The product I was selected to try was the therapy vegan moisture blending cream. The product The cream arrived in a straightforward box. The box

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Ageism is still alive and well in the beauty community

It amazes me that ageism is still alive and well in the beauty community in 2024. I use the term beauty loosely because this can include skincare as well. The community can mean any advertising or user-generated content as well. I’m boggled by the fact that brands still opt to promote youthfulness instead of embracing users of all ages. The

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Glow Balm box. Hero Cosmetics product.

Hero Cosmetics Glow Balm Radiant Skin Stick: a new way to hydrate your skin

I’ve tried a new product from Hero Cosmetics. It’s the Glow Balm Radiant Skin Stick. It’s a new skincare product that will help hydrate your face. Thanks to the Hero Cosmetics Hero Skin Squad community, I was selected to try and review the product. the product It’s a stick balm you can use on your face with dry or dull

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Hero Cosmteics Glow Balm Radiant Skin Stick tue with box.

Thanks for the Glow Balm Hero Cosmetics

I was selected by Hero Cosmetics Skin Squad to try a free sample product. The product that was sent was their new Glow Balm Radiant Skin Stick. This balm glides easily onto the skin. It’s stated to help dull skin by softening it. I tested it on my hand (see IG post) and it did work well. The blam blends

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elf product samples

elf latest deals

Elf has some great deals right now. visit the links for full info. New! Glow Reviver Lip Oil. Drench lips in an addictive sheer wash of ultra-glossy color. Available in 7 high-shine shades. Only $8 Get 2 deluxe minis free with orders $35+ Beauty Squad Surprise Reward Drop: $6 Beauty Squad Surprise Reward Drop: 2x points + FREE Makeup Melt

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Thanks For the skincare Derma-e

I had a box that arrived from Derma-E today. It contained some skincare. I was gifted 3 products. The products I was sent 3 products. Ultra Lift Firming Dmea moisturizer I’ve used this product a few times in the past. I love it. It’s hydrating and makes a big difference in my deep forehead wrinkles. I also like that it

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a basket filled with beauty products. Makeup, nail polish and eye shadows. Along with lip products.

These Products worked well in 90-plus degree heat

I thought I’d share a few products that surprised me by how well they held up in high heat. The products were worn by myself in 90-plus-degree heat. Please excuse the fact that I didn’t take photos. It was a busy day and I didn’t think about it beforehand.

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Thanks for the free stuff Sampler

I had a sampler Box arrive today. The box included two free samples. The box included a Cetaphil lotion sample and a can of Wild Planet tuna. I’ve tried the brands before. I’ve tried 3 or 4 Wild Planet products over the last few years and loved them. The product I was sent this time was Skipper Jack Tuna. The

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Thanks, Shea Moisture and Try It sampling

I had a new Shea moisture product arrive today thanks to Try It Sampling. I was able to try a cocoa butter body butter stick. The body butter stick can be applied to dry skin. The stick has a twist bottom so you can raise or lower the product. It glides evenly over the skin. You do have a slight

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Top Box Cirlce note care with Dove body love product box.

I tried Dove Body Love Hyper-Reactive Skin Balance Body Cleanser and loved it

In March I was selected to try a new Dove Body Love cleanser. Top Box Circle sent me a notice letting me know. Well, I tried another Body Love cleanser and loved it. So I was excited to try the new one. The product I was sent was Dove Body Love Hyper-Reactive Skin Balance Body Cleanser.

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Dove exfoliating body polish brown sugar & coconut butter. with info card and box.

Dove Brown Sugar & Coconut butter body polish leaves your skin soft

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been sent a number of Dove products to test thanks to Top Box Circle (Or Top Box for short). One of the products I was selected to test was a body polish from Dove. I’ve tried one of these in the past and loved it. This one was no different.

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bareMinerals AGELESS 10% PHYTO PROCOLLAGEN FIRMING ANTI-AGE CREAM box, jar and bzzagent info card.

I tried bareMinerals AGELESS 10% PHYTO PROCOLLAGEN FIRMING CREAM

Post updated 3/22/2023 to include a video review. A few weeks ago I was notified by Bzzagent that I was selected to test a new BareMineals product. I was sent a complimentary product. The product was the AGELESS 10% PHYTO PROCOLLAGEN FIRMING ANTI-AGE CREAM.

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Kiehl's Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream tube with box.

Is Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream worth it?

Updated 3/20/2023 to include a video review. A few weeks back I was selected by Bzzagent to try a product from Kiehl’s. Well, I was very excited because many of the products I’ve tried in the past were great. Well, when the product arrived I was thrilled to see it was the Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream. This is

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SoapBox Watermelon and Ceramides Body Lotion bottle.

Soapbox Renewing Watermelon & Ceramides Body Lotion: Sweet scented with hydration for hours

Post updated 3/16/2023 to include a video review. I was recently introduced to a new brand named Soapbox. I was able to select a free product thanks to Try It Sampling. This body lotion is very hydrating and has a nice watermelon scent. It has ceramides as well.

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REVITALIFT DERM INTENSIVES 12% [Niacinamide + Amino Sulfonic + Ferulic Acid] Dark Spot Serum box with bottle.

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Dark Spot Serum (video)

If you would like to see more about this product visit our post sharing more info about it by visiting the link below. Price: $30 USD (Price may vary by retailer) REVITALIFT DERM INTENSIVES 12% [Niacinamide + Amino Sulfonic + Ferulic Acid] Dark Spot Serum is a lightweight product. The serum is a milky shade and a bit thicker than

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Thanks Soap Box and Try it sampling

I had a new skincare product arrive in the mail today. It was from Try It Sampling and a brand named SoapBox. This is a new brand for me. This is a watermelon & ceramides body lotion. It’s very light and absorbs quickly into the skin. I like that it has a light watermelon scent. Where to buy I didn’t

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Thanks Bare Minerals and Bzzagent

I was recently selected to try a new BareMinerals product. Thanks to Bzzagent and the brand for the complementary product and testing opportunity. I was sent the BareMinerals AGELESS 10% PHYTO PROCOLLAGEN FIRMING ANTI-AGE CREAM This cream can be used morning and evening. You can visit the link above for more info and the pricing of the product. you can

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L'Oreal products: REVITALIFT DERM INTENSIVES 12% [Niacinamide + Amino Sulfonic + Ferulic Acid] Dark Spot Serum left REVITALIFT DERM INTENSIVES Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Invisible UV Fluid box right

I tried two new L’Oreal Revitalift products here are the results

I recently was selected to trial a few new skincare products thanks to Bazzagent. I was sent two new L’Oreal Revitalift products. I was sent a dark spot correcting serum and a Broad spectrum SPF. I was sent two full-size products. Both are new additions to L’Oreal’s Revitalift collection. These are part of the Revitalift Derm Intensive line.

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Hero cosmetics products. a mix of skincare and mighty pimple patches.

Thanks, Hero skin squad

I was selected for a free sample product thanks to Hero Comstiecs hero skin squad community. I was sent the newest Rescue Retinol product. This is a final step night cream. It’s formulated with encapsulated retinol and Hero Cosmetics Rescue balm to help with acne marks. You will need to use SPF during the day when using this product. Rescue

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Thanks, Bzzagent, and L’oreal Paris

I was recently selected by Bzzagent to test and sample two L’Oreal Paris products. I was sent the following products: The dark spot serum can be used twice daily and followed up with a moisturizer and SPF during the day application. You can follow up with moisturizer at night. It can also be used on the neck, Decollette, and hands.

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream info

Earlier today I had a free sample arrive thanks to Bzzagent. I was selected to test Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Advanced Repair Barrier Cream. This cream can be used in place of a moisturizer. It includes colloidal oatmeal and beta-glucan. I’m excited to see how well it works on my dry skin. Currently, the product retails for $46 via Kiehl’s. You

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Lovery body butter gift set tin.

Lovery body butter gift set (video)

I was able to claim a free gift set thanks to Try it Sampling. The gift set includes 6 whipped body butters in a tin. The scents were the following: shea, coconut, aloe, almond milk & honey, olive, and lavender jasmine. The body butters are individually packed and sealed. The scents are subtle and all the creams are a white

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well people dewy juice essence bottle with box and Bzzagent card.

Well People Dewy Juice essence: Hydrating yet highly floral

Update 11/14/2022: Post updated to add a video review. I was recently selected to try a Well People product thanks to Bzzagent. I’d never tried anything from well people so I was interested in seeing how this would work out. The product arrived and I started to use it. Overall the Dewy Juice Hydrating Aloe Essence is good but for

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Hero pore release blackhead clearing solution box. Hero clear collection gentle milky cleanser box with the bottle.

Two Hero Cosmetics products i loved

header image created with photo joiner. I was gifted a few products this year thanks to Hero Cosmetics Skin Squad community. I thought I’d share two that I’ve tried recently. If you’re not familiar with Hero cosmetics you probably know Mighty pimple patches. That’s part of their brand.

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Neutrogena amp blemish stubborn spot treatment tube with box.

Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment (video review)

This Neutrogena Stubborn Acne AM Treatment was a free sample product on behalf of the brand and Home Tester Club. This Acne treatment has 2.5% micronized Benzoyl Peroxide. You can use it as a spot treatment with your morning routine. I used it overnight. It’s a white paste/cream. A small amount is applied in a light layer over the blemish.

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aveeno body wash bottle with shower pouf.

does Aveeno’s daily moisturizing body wash really work for dry skin?

A few weeks ago a Pinchme box arrived. It contained a few different samples. One happened to be Aveen Daily Moisturizing body wash. The body wash is stated to help dry skin and moisturize it. I’ve had mixed reviews with another Aveeno product I used in the past. But thought this one might be worthwhile since it’s stated for dry

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Are mystery bags or boxes worth buying?

I’ve made my fair share of mystery bag or box purchases over the last few years. For me, it’s usually the price point and the product availability. Granted being it’s a mystery box or bag you never know what you will get and if the products suit your skin tone or type. I think it’s the excitement of getting a

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Malin + Goetz foaming cream cleanser sample (in box0 with a info card.

I tried a Malin+Goetz sample here are my thoughts

A few weeks back I was scrolling through Instagram and happened upon a free sample ad. So I requested a sample. I’m always looking to try new products from brands that aren’t familiar to me. So when I saw the Malin+Goetz I was interested in learning more.

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Dr. Zenovia hormonal dermatology box.

Dr. Zenovia products Info 9/3/2022

I’d like to thank Dr. Zenovia for gifting me these products. I shared more via an Instagram post a little while ago. I was sent the following products: Scar Gel treatment, Bakuchiol hydrating cleanser, and 5% Benzoyl Peroxide acne spot treatment. SCAR GEL TREATMENT This scar gel is thick yet clings to the skin. it dries clear. It can be

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replenix products. skincare and face care products with a silicone mask brush.

Repelnix product info 9/3/2022

I had some items gifted to me by Replenix. I shared a post a few minutes ago on Instagram. The products are the following: CAFFEINE FORTIFIED CALMING SERUM This product is stated to help reduce redness. It includes Green tea as a key ingredient. You can learn more about current pricing and more details by visiting the link below: REDNESS

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Malin Goetz info

Updated 8/10/2022 to add the product link. I was able to claim a free sample cleanser from Malin and Goetz via Instagram recently. This was a social media ad request. I’m not familiar with the brand so I’m excited to try the cleanser. Product link https://www.malinandgoetz.com/foaming-cream-cleanser?origin=purchase_email&sp_tracking_id=_wlowd-x525NClcP.BmPIXdYSoQ_NGC3BWPtNI6rIfmLZfiAUSsSOFkleZHneYDO2.ZXLQbQ2bivP-0fexugTM8w

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Well People product info

I was recently selected to test a Well People product thanks to Bzzagent. I was gifted a Well People Dewy Juice hydrating Aloe essence product. The essence is gel-like in its consistency and leaves a hydrating layer on the skin. it can be used after cleansing your face and followed up with a serum or moisturizer of your choice. The

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it cosmetics confidence in a cream jar with box.

It Cosmetics Confidence in a cream: moisturizing yet highly scented

I was recently selected to try an It Cosmetics product thanks to Bzzagent. I was sent a full-size jar of It Cosmetics Confidence in a cream. The cream is stated to be one of their best sellers. I’ve had mixed results with previous It Cosmetics products so I was excited to see how well this would work. The moisturizer is

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Pinch me samples 7/19/2022

My Pinchme box arrived today. It included some interesting products. Product information Eva NYC Brass to Sass leave-in conditioner I was sent two packets of this product. According to the packet it can be used on dry or damp hair. It has a blue hue to combat brassiness. It can be used on all hair types (including colored hair). You

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Thayers witch hazel toner. original formula alcohol free.

Thayers toner (video review)

I tried a free Thayer’s toner a few weeks ago. The product is very refreshing to the skin. I liked that it was alcohol-free. I tried the original unscented formula. It’s easy to use and you can apply it with a cotton round or your hands. I pat it on my skin. I find it very cooling. I didn’t have

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Replenix products. Lifting and firming cream, Retinol smooth + tightening body lotion and a branded nail file.

Thanks, Replenix

Thanks to Replenix and Exclusive Beauty Club for these gifted products. I was gifted the following products: Replenix Lifting + Firming Neck Cream Retinol Smooth + Tighten body lotion A Replenix branded nail file. product links Here are the links to the products I was gifted. visit the links to see current pricing and product details. Lifting + Firming neck

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Like skincare check out Picky

Picky is a website and app simlar to Influenster. You can share your opinions on skincare products. You can also earn points and possible free products for testing. I haven’t used the app much but I did sign up. I’ve also applied for products they have for testing. You can visit the link provided to join don’t forget to include

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dr. zenovia products. acne system and moisturizer.

Dr. Zenovia products update (video)

I thought I’d give you all an update on the Dr. Zenovia products I shared earlier this year. I have finished the Peptide + Ceramide repairing moisturizer. I liked that the moisturizer was lightweight and absorbed very quickly. It also hydrated my skin well. The ACNE SOLUTIONS SYSTEM I am using as needed. I will say that this would probably

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Home Tester Club card.

Neutrogena Stubborn Morning acne treatment info

Thanks to Home Tester Club for this Neutrogena Acne treatment product. I’m not too familiar with this Acne line of products from Neutrogena. This one is an AM treatment and can be used once a day. You can work your way up to applying this product up to 3 times a day. This includes 2.5% micronized Benzoyl Peroxide. This product

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Lovery body butter gift set tin.

Lovery gift set info

I was able to select a Lovery gift set for review recently thanks to Try It Sampling. The gift set included 6 body butter products in various scents. I wasn’t familiar with the brand but they seem to have a number of gift sets. Some are body products while others are bath gift sets. You can learn more about the

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Olay regenerist collagen peptide 24 hydrating moisturizer box with jar. Also has pinchme.com info card

Olay Regenerist Collagen Peptide 24 Moisturizer (video)

I was able to test a free full-size sample product thanks to Pinchme.com. The moisturizer is marketed to help firm and plump the skin. It may also improve visible signs of aging (wrinkles or fine lines). It can be used twice daily morning and evening. I’ve tried a few Olay products in the past. Like the previous ones I’ve tried,

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Covergirl weightless cream info

I happened upon a Covergirl product sample recently. Well, it arrived the other day. The Covergirl weightless clean fresh skincare was different. It’s a gel-cream which is nice. It absorbs quickly into the skin. The only con I had was that it left my face feeling tacky along my cheeks. This morning when I woke up my face did feel

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Dr. Zenovia products. 3 step acne solutions kit with peptide + ceramide repairing moisturizer.

Dr. Zenovia skincare

I was gifted these products by Dr. Zenovia. Acne soutions systems The kit includes the following: 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cleanser 5% Benzoyl Peroxide spot treatment Aloe Vera soothing moisturizer I found the products to be very refreshing to the skin. As a first impression, I was highly satisfied with the cleanser and didn’t feel it or the spot treatment

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bliss pro multipeptide youth serum bottle with box.

Bliss pro Multi peptide youth serum (video review)

#gifted #blissproserum Bliss gifted me this complimentary bottle of Bliss Pro Multi-Peptide Youth Serum. The serum can be used twice daily and absorbs quickly into the skin. I did notice a slightly tacky feeling after application but it soon fades. Overall the product contains Vitamin E, Panthenol, and Goji Berry just to name a few ingredients. It is stated to

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Thayer's original toner bottle.

Thayer’s Toner info

I shared a post via Instagram about Thayer’s toner I received for free thanks to Try it sampling and the brand. This was a bottle of the Orignal alcohol-free witch hazel-based toner. The bottle is 12 oz. I found that it retails for around $11 USD. Price may vary by retailer. You can visit Thayer’s website for more info on

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Neutrogena peptide contour lift cream

Update Neutrogena peptide contour lift cream (video review)

Overall the Neutrogena peptide contour lift cream worked okay. I did notice breakouts as I mentioned in my original video post. I did finish it up late in 2021. I did notice that the oily consistency didn’t change much. I did have slight improvements in larger wrinkles but nothing too impressive. This may just be a product that needs to

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