Tuesday, October 21, 2014

InstaNatural Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer

I received this product free to try for my honest and unbiased opinion.

I have been using this moisturizer in combination with InstaNatural's Vitamin C Toner and their Vitamin C Serum with 20% Hyaluronic Acid Serum and really enjoy using all 3 products.  

InstaNatural uses all or almost all natural ingredients and you can tell the difference.  Their products either have no scent or rely on the natural ingredients for fragrance.  This moisturizer contains cocoa butter and smells lightly of cocoa.

The consistency is a bit thicker than other facial moisturizers I have used but absorbs really well and absolutely does not leave a greasy or oily residue.  

It is supposed to help with texture and tone of skin. I don't feel like it has clogged my pores and leaves my skin feeling well hydrated.  It is thick and effective enough to be used as an under eye cream and this is the area where I have noticed the best result without having to use a separate product which I appreciate.  

InstaNatural sent me this product for free for an unbiased review. Regardless, I only recommend products that I feel will be good for readers.

InstaNatural 100% Pure & Fully Refined Emu Oil

InstNatural Emu Oil was sent to me for free for my honest and unbiased review.  

Over the years I have read a lot about emu oil but have never tried it.  The oil has a history of being used on all skin types but especially to help those with sensitive, dry and flaking skin.  It is supposed to have anti-inflammatory effects as well to help with aching joints and muscles.

Every morning when I wake up my feet really ache.  I feel like my arches are dropping. Since I received the sample I apply it to my feet and ankles before bed and I think it's working!  I notice that the pain has slowly been decreasing and I am not wincing when I take my first steps of the day.The emu oil also makes my skin very soft and the oil absorbs quickly without a greasy residue.

I have also been having problems with one of my dogs.  Every year his skin allergies seem to get worse; they last longer and have become more severe and spread to larger areas. The poor guy has a bright pink belly, chin and paws all summer long and nothing I apply or give to him seems to work. He'd run and hide under the bed when he'd see me reach for the spray the vet prescribed.

A few weeks ago I started applying the emu oil to all of his affected areas and it appears to be helping.  His chin is the worst but one of the best improvements is that I don't have to chase him all over the house to apply it. I think because it doesn't have a chemical smell or synthetic ingredients he isn't scared of it and he must like that it provides him some relief.

From the manufacturer:  
InstaNatural’s Ultra Premium Emu Oil is 100% pure and fully refined, packed with powerful ingredients. It is naturally rich in unsaturated fatty acids and provides unsurpassed moisturizing benefits to the skin and hair.
  • Can be used on all skin types
  • Provides ultimate hydration for dry, itchy, flaky skin
  • Reduces appearance of scars, dark spots, stretch marks, burns and other discoloration
  • Has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe injuries, such as aching joints, sores muscles and sprains
  • Nourishes scalp and hair follicles to rejuvenate and replenish hair

I received this product for free from InstaNatural for my honest and unbiased review.

InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Treatment

This hair treatment was sent to me for free for an honest review from the nice people at InstaNatural.  I have really come to love their products.  They are all natural, seem to work and are easy to find at Amazon.com for reasonable prices.

I've used other Argan Oil treatments for my hair in the past.  The really expensive ones are full of synthetic ingredients and fragrances and argan oil is usually the last ingredient on the list.  This treatment and elixir contains argan oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and shea butter.  I feel it does a nice job of protecting and conditioning my hair.  I use a tiny tiny bit on damp hair.  I rub 2 pumps of the oil into my palms after towel drying my hair and apply it to the ends of my hair. I think it does a really nice job as a heat protectant before I use my flat iron.  I am noticing significantly fewer split ends.  

I like the ingredient list so much that I find myself using this as a skin moisturizer as well.  The bottle is a generous size and I probably will never use it all if I only use it for my hair.

Thank you InstaNatural for sharing this free sample with me for my honest and unbiased review.  I only recommend products that I feel will benefit readers.

InstaNatural Vitamin C Facial Toner

I've been using this Vitamin C toner as a part of my skincare regimen for the last 3 weeks.  Toner has not typically been something that I've used regularly and I have been pleasantly surprised by this product.  I use it after washing my face and as a make up setting spray during the day. It has a fresh citrus scent and sprays on in a fine mist.

I like that it has sulfur and witch hazel in it and feel that it helps to fight oiliness.  

I especially liked using this as a makeup setting spray.  I just misted my face with the toner after applying my makeup for the day and felt that it helped keep everything in place longer than normal. I found myself touching up fewer times during the day.

From the manufacturer: "Our Vitamin C Facial Toner is the perfect way to tone and hydrate your skin while still delivering the powerful benefits of Vitamin C and other anti-aging elements. First, the sulfur in each spray will drive deep down to penetrate your skin and increase elasticity to maximize results. At the same time, the Witch Hazel present in the toner will gently purify your skin and pores, even helping to reduce their size and appearance. Simultaneously, Vitamin C renews and strengthens the skin to reverse the signs of aging and help prevent future damage. The Vitamin C Facial Toner is a great all-in-one hydrator that preps your skin to absorb serums and moisturizers more efficiently and effectively and is the perfect staple to add to your beauty regimen."

 I have found InstaNatural to be a manufacturer of products I really like using.  They are all natural and have given me the opportunity to try a number of their products.  Along with the toner they sent me their Vitamin C Serum For Face with 20% Hyaluronic Acid.  Of all of the hyaluronic acids I've tried I think this one is my favorite.  It is orange in color and a thick gel consistency.  Like the toner, it has a fresh citrus scent.  I feel like it plumped and moisturized my skin and is helping in my anti aging regime. I apply it after using the toner on clean skin.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Leather Nova Leather Cleaner, Conditioner & Cleaner, Conditioner & Restorer 

Wow I really liked all of these products and couldn't be happier!  I live in Wisconsin and we've already gotten a taste of fall weather so I've had to put away all of my summer clothes and shoes and get my boots out.  

A few weeks ago I made took a trip down to my basement armed with these products from Leather Nova.  What's great is that each of these products arrives sealed with a sponge, buffer or towel attached to the bottle.  I didn't have to use my own towel or rag.

The leather cleaner is a spray bottle of white unscented liquid.  A little goes a long way.  I applied to my shoes and boots with the towel and let it dry.  Once dry, I followed up with application of Leather Nova's  Conditioner & Restorer.  Immediately my shoes and boots were shiny and clean.  They really looked better and I could see where some of the old salt and water stains from last season disappeared.  

For some of my other shoes and boots I used the bottle of Conditioner & Cleaner.  This was by far my favorite product because it was one product to clean and condition the leather instead of having to use 2 separate products.  As with the other Leather Nova products, this one had no scent which was really nice.  I have always hated using shoe cleaners that smell strongly and give me a headache.  I noticed the same result with all 3 of Leather Nova's products and was able to clean and condition 15 pairs of shoes and boots in about 45 minutes. I liked the results so much that I used the Conditioner & Cleaner on some of my expensive purses which really seemed to give them new life.  I also brought the product to work the next day and cleaned and conditioned my office chair!

I'd recommend these to anyone needing to clean, condition and restore leather (jackets, purses, shoes or furniture).  All of the products come in very generous sizes that are sure to last a long time.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Foxbrim Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Recently I've been testing hyaluronic acid serums.  In general I really like them as I feel that they restore a lot of moisture and suppleness to my skin without making me feel greasy or oily.

Foxbrim's Hyaluronic Acid is no exception.  It has a gel texture and comes in a bottle with a dropper.  It's clear with no scent but contains jojoba, msm, vitamins C and E and green tea; all of these are ingredients that are good for keeping wrinkles away and restoring moisture.  As Foxbrim promised with their 100% money back guarantee, my skin was not dull and felt very moisturized.  

After using it for a few weeks I can see how hyaluronic acid should be a part of my anti aging regime. I love it under a moisturizer and as a make up base.


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.