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BEAUTYOILS.CO Camellia Oil Moisturizer - 100% Pure Cold Pressed Tsubaki Face Beauty Oil Review

BEAUTYOILS.CO Camellia Oil Moisturizer – 100% Pure Cold Pressed Tsubaki Face Beauty Oil

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at BEAUTYOILS.CO and Amazon.
Scent: fragrance-free.
I like: how light the oil feels. Nourishing and versatile – ideal moisturizer for all skin types.
Not a fan of: nothing. This natural serum has virtually no scent and absorbs easily into the skin.

BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Camellia Tsubaki Beauty Face Oil is an effective nourishing moisturizer that works wonderfully well at maintaining skin softness and elasticity.  The oil is clear, light, and has nearly no scent.  BEAUTYOILS.CO’s Camellia Oil has a non-greasy feel and absorbs easily into the skin, which makes it ideal for dry and combination skin types.  I applied the camellia oil on my face and neck every morning for a week to combat the effects of washing and shaving.  My face felt healthy and properly moisturized throughout each day.  I did not experience any breakouts while using the oil.  The Japanese have benefitted from using camellia oil as a beauty aid for centuries.  Thankfully, Western cultures have finally caught on to the benefits of this simple yet sublime oil.  Adopt BEAUTYOILS.CO 100% Pure Camellia Tsubaki Beauty Face Oil into your skin care routine if you’re looking for a potent natural moisturizer that keeps those pesky fine lines at bay.

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Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen for Kids Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Review

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen for Kids Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen for Kids Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Ingredients List Review

Alba Botanica Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen for Kids Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (approximately $10) – Available at Alba Botanica, VitaCost, and LuckyVitamin.
Scent: Fragrance free.
I like: This is a mineral sunscreen.  Effective in preventing sunburn.  Stays on in water. Great for the entire family.
Not a fan of: the thick consistency, which makes it more difficult to apply and spread. In no way a deal-breaker considering this is a zinc oxide/titanium dioxide sunscreen.

If you’re looking for an effective, natural sunscreen for the entire family, Alba Botanica’s Very Emollient Mineral Sunscreen for Kids Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is an ideal product to start with.  I consistently used this mineral (zinc oxide/titanium dioxide) sunscreen with great results during a recent Hawaiian vacation. While the Alba Botanica sunscreen is thick and takes a little more effort to apply, it will prevent you from getting sunburned if used properly and often. The product is unscented and gentle enough to use on the entire family. I usually apply a natural moisturizer five minutes before using this sunscreen. This way, my skin is properly nourished and protected from the Sun’s damaging effects.

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While rosehip seed oil has long been a natural beauty staple for women, men have yet to widely adopt and experience its remarkable skin care benefits.  There is no reason men can’t implement rosehip seed oil into their grooming routines.  Rosehip seed oil is packed with essential fatty acids, including omega-6 and omega-3, as well as pro-vitamin A, all of which contribute to smoother, healthier skin.  Here are three simple ways guys can use rosehip seed oil to achieve a better complexion:

  1. Rosehip Seed Oil as an Aftershave
    Once you’re done shaving, rinse and pat dry your face.  Next, rub a couple drops of rosehip seed oil between your fingertips and palms and gently apply to your cheeks, chin, neck, and area around your mouth.
  2. Rosehip Seed Oil as a Daytime Moisturizer
    Rosehip seed oil will keep your skin properly moisturized throughout the day when applied every morning.  After every face wash, simply rub a couple drops between the fingertips and palms and gently apply to all areas of the face, paying particular attention to areas susceptible to fine lines and creases.
  3. Rosehip Seed Oil as a Nighttime Moisturizer/Anti-Aging Serum
    When used every night before bedtime, rosehip seed oil produces a noticeable improvement in facial complexion and skin tone.  Wash your face very night with water or a mild cleanser to get rid dirt and debris accumulated throughout the day. Next, rub a couple drops between the fingertips and palms and gently apply to all areas of the face and neck. Don’t forget to moisturize your forehead as well.  Follow these steps and you will wake up flake-free with a confident glow.

Adopting rosehip seed oil into your daily skin care routine might take a little time to get used to, but the results are undoubtedly worth it.  If you’re constantly battling a dry face and uneven complexion, maybe it’s time you consider ditching what you’re using as a moisturizer and experience the natural skin care wonder that is rosehip seed oil.  May this bit of advice help you achieve greater confidence.  Cheers!

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EO Everyone Lotion Coconut and Lemon review Caulfield's Counter

EO Everyone Lotion Coconut and Lemon

EO Everyone Lotion Coconut and Lemon Ingredients List Review Caulfield's Counter mens grooming skincare

EO Everyone Lotion Coconut and Lemon Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $ (under $10) – Available at EO Products, Drugstore.com and Amazon.
Scent: Delicious blend of lemon tart with a hint of coconut.
I like: the price, light consistency, lemony scent, and versatility.  Made with mostly natural ingredients.
Not a fan of: nothing.  This is a great moisturizer, especially for warm weather.

EO Everyone Lotion Coconut + Lemon effectively moisturizes the body and face.  The first thing I notice when using the lotion is the lovely lemony scent.  It’s what I imagine a freshly baked lemon custard and toasted coconut pie would smell like if grandma made it.  The smell is that good.  The light consistency of the lotion makes it easy to spread.  You can feel confident about using this product on your face as it absorbs easily and doesn’t leave a greasy residue.  Because the lotion is so light, you’ll want to reapply it throughout the day to keep your skin properly moisturized.  At under ten dollars for thirty-two fluid ounces, EO Everyone Lotion Coconut + Lemon is a must-try.

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Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Oil Review on Caulfield's Counter

Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Oil

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Amazon.
Scent: fragrance-free, though the oil does have a faint, naturally occurring nutty smell.
I like: the lightness of the oil.  Absorbs easily.  Versatile – can be used on skin and hair.
Not a fan of: the clear bottle.  Wished it was colored to protect the oil from light.

Asian cultures have incorporated camellia oil into their beauty routines for centuries.  The oil is known to be a light, versatile moisturizer for skin, hair, and scalp.  During a recent trip to Japan, I picked up a bottle of Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Oil to find out what all the fuss was about.  Though it is commonly marketed as a hair oil, I’ve grown to enjoy using camellia oil on my skin in the morning as an aftershave and at night before going to bed.  Camellia oil is heavier than argan oil, but light enough for people with dry skin to use on the face.  The oil has a very faint, naturally occurring nutty smell that quickly dissipates after application.  Oshima Tsubaki Camellia Oil comes in a unique, traditional-looking clear glass bottle that dispenses a few drops at a time.

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Josie Maran Cosmetics 100% Pure Argan Oil Review

Josie Maran Argan Oil

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) for a half-ounce bottle – Available at Sephora and Josie Maran.
Scent: fragrance-free.
I like: how incredibly light and nourishing this moisturizer is on the skin.  Absorbs easily.
Not a fan of: the high price tag.

An increasing number of people are using argan oil as a natural skin moisturizer, and for good reason.  It’s a light, natural oil that’s incredibly nourishing.  The oil works well as a daily moisturizer.  I use it once in the morning and once at night before going to bed.  I’ve tried various brands of argan oil and Josie Maran’s Pure Argan Oil ranks highly in terms of quality and effectiveness.  It doesn’t have a funny smell and the dropper makes it easy to apply.  All it takes is 2-3 drops per application and you’re good to go for the day.  I’ll sometimes use a little more in dry weather conditions.  Josie Maran Cosmetics Argan Oil is a bit expensive, but the quality is exceptional.  A half-ounce bottle should last approximately one month.

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Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Review on Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Ingredients List on Caulfield's Counter

Alba Botanica Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream Ingredients List

Overall Rating: ★★★★
Price: $$ ($10-$20) – Available at Drugtore.com and Amazon.com.
Scent: strong “tropical” fragrance
I Like: how light the cream is.  Effective at moisturizing and sinks in quickly.
Not a fan of: the strong synthetic tropical scent.

Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Papaya Mango Body Cream is more like a lotion than a body butter.  Because the product came in a tub, I expected a thicker, heavier consistency.  The cream is not rich, but it is effective at moisturizing.  The product sinks very quickly into the skin.  I used it on all parts of my body, except for the face.  Some notable ingredients in the cream include shea butter, mango, cucumber, kukui oil, macadamia oil, and rosehip seed oil.  The only aspect of the product I didn’t enjoy was the strong synthetic “tropical” fragrance.

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