Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Moisturizer — Review + Coupon!

Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C Moisturizer

What is it?

The power of retinol without the harshness—Visibly reduce the signs of aging for more luminous, brighter skin

Trilane® Retinol + Vitamin C moisturizer gives you everything original Trilane® Anti-Aging Moisturizer with Squalane offers, plus age-fighting and skin-renewing antioxidants to leave your skin smoother, more even, for a more radiant, youthful glow.

– Smoothes and evens out skin texture
– Speeds turnover of skin cells
– Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
– Protects your skin from environmental damage
– Diminishes brown spots
– Minimizes and unclogs pores
– Gentle enough for everyday use

How does it work?

From Healthy Directions:

Science and Quality

Retinoil-5™

Retinoil-5 contains a unique combination of 5 ingredients that give you the wrinkle-fighting power of retinol without any redness, irritation, or flaking.

  1. RETINOL erases wrinkles and smoothes skin. The superstar of skin renewal, retinol works on a molecular level to speed up cell turnover, revealing fresh, new skin cells and glowing skin beneath. Clinical studies1 show retinol works to:
  • Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fade away brown spots
  • Boost skin-plumping collagen
  • Smooth the skin texture
  • Shrink unsightly large pores

Retinoil-5 provides retinyl palmitate, a precursor to retinol that’s blended together with retinol to give you all the benefits without the harshness of pure retinol!

  1. VITAMIN C helps retinol work better! This powerhouse antioxidant helps protect against the aging effects of the sun and free-radical damage. And it helps clarify and brighten skin for a more even skin tone. Plus, research shows that vitamin C helps retinol work better!So you get even more age-fighting power, but still none of the irritation or redness.
  2. POMEGRANATE hydrates and calms your skin. This superfood is packed with micronutrients, antioxidants, and phytosterols that not only work on the inside of your body—but work like magic when applied to parched or aging skin. Its sterols increase skin hydration and its fatty acids calm and soothe skin.
  3. LICORICE brightens and evens out skin tone. The root of licorice (which contains glycyrrhetinic acid) when applied topically helps soothe irritated, inflamed skin and acts a skin brightener to help even out skin tone. It’s also known for its ability to help fade dark spots.
  4. CUCUMBER rejuvenates and “cools” skin. This favorite summer vegetable has been used for hundreds of years as a facial treatment and remedy for skin irritation thanks to its cooling effect. Its high alkaline level also helps improve your skin’s pH and neutralize acidity.

Aloe vera

A 2-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study suggests that freeze-dried Aloe vera extract improves skin hydration.2

Squalane

Squalane is naturally found in your sebum, a critical substance in the skin’s outer layer that keeps your skin moist, soft, and free from wrinkles. The trouble is squalane levels peak in your 20s, then start to decline.  It’s one of the reasons we lose that dewy, luminous look, especially after age 40 when squalane levels really start to run dry.

When you lose squalane, your skin loses elasticity, gets drier, and becomes more prone to wrinkles. But when you replenish your skin with squalane, it’s like feeding your skin its own natural moisturizer.  Squalane has been used as an ingredient in topical creams and cosmetics for several decades.3

Jojoba Esters

In a double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical study, researchers evaluated the skin application of jojoba esters. The results showed a decrease in dryness, roughness, and flakiness in just 30 minutes; reduced fine lines in one hour; and visibly improved skin firmness in 5 hours.4


1Randhawa M, et al. J Drugs Dermatol. 2015 Mar;14(3):271–80.
2Dal’Belo SE, et al. Skin Res Technol. 2006 Nov;12(4):241–6.
3Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Squalane and Squalene. pg 41.
4Schwartz S, et al. International Research Services, Inc. Final Report. May 8, 1995.

What’s in it?

Uses: Trilane® Retinol + Vitamin C contains a proprietary blend of gentle, yet effective, 100% natural anti-aging ingredients to speed cell turnover and leave your skin radiant

Directions: This product is an all-natural formula and some slight settling of ingredients may occur. If this happens, shake gently to combine before applying.

How is it used?

For best results: After cleansing, apply generously to face and neck in the morning and evening.

Who is Healthy Directions?

Our business originated in the newsletter division of Phillips Publishing International (PPI) more than two decades ago.

In 1985, PPI began expanding its newsletter offerings to include natural health–related titles that featured advice from alternative medicine doctors. These included the 1991 launch of our flagship letter, Dr. Julian Whitaker’s Health & Healing, and the acquisition of Mountain Home Publishing and the newsletter Alternatives, both owned by Dr. David Williams.

The health advice was well-received, and readers began calling to find out where they could buy the nutritional products recommended by our physician editors. We helped point them to safe, appropriate sources, and then began working with the doctors to formulate their own supplements.

The rest, as they say, is history.

In 2004, the business was sold and officially rebranded as Healthy Directions. Today we are proud to be a leading health publisher and direct-to-consumer retailer of doctor-formulated nutritional supplements and skincare products, dedicated to helping people lead healthier, happier lives. Healthy Directions provides expert guidance and advanced nutritional supplements from America’s most knowledgeable and highly respected integrative and alternative health doctors including Julian Whitaker, MD, Dr. David Williams, Stephen Sinatra, MD, Susan Lark, MD, Aaron Tabor, MD, Richard Wurtman, MD, and Joseph Pergolizzi, Jr., MD.

Does it work?

I was actually already a fan of Healthy Directions before trying this product, and I didn’t realize their connection to this moisturizer until I sat down to write the review! If anything, Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Moisturizer made me love Healthy Directions even more. I expected a serum, but this product is kind of a serum-moisturizer hybrid. It’s less cloudy and oily than most serums, but it’s not as thick and creamy as a typical moisturizer. The product is actually fairly runny and looks almost like perfume in the bottle. The packaging feels nice and expensive, which is always a plus for me. I love a glass bottle! Luxurious packaging makes using beauty products feel more like pampering. The pump is very functional–it’s sanitary (keeps bacteria out) and helps control how much product is dispensed. However, it seems to shoot out of the pump sometimes, which can be an issue. This moisturizer feels amazing going on the skin, and it takes a few minutes to sink in. If you’re going to follow it with a cream, make sure to give this product time to sink in completely. It leaves my skin looking fresh, dewy, and clean. I can’t speak for how well it works on wrinkles, but my mom has tried it a few times and is impressed with the results. Her face looks a little firmer, and she loves how the product feels going on! It does seem to be helping my dryness, and I’m not having flaky skin near as often. I’ve very sensitive to scents in beauty products, and there is little (if any) scent to this one. I notice a faint minty smell when applying, almost like vapor rub, but it’s not too strong and quickly disappears. Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Moisturizer is a little pricey, but one bottle will last you for awhile. And it could potentially replace several products in your beauty arsenal. If you’re interested, check out the coupon code below!

Where do I get it?

Trilane Retinol+Vitamin C Moisturizer is available on Amazon. Save 20% off your first purchase of Trilane Retinol + Vitamin C sold by Healthy Directions on Amazon.com. Use code SAVERETC Promotion code expires 12/31/15. Make sure you choose the one sold by Healthy Directions!!  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K3FY3GE

*I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

Adovia Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub — Review

Adovia Dead Sea Salt Scrub

What is it?

THE SEA SALT BODY SCRUB: Made with Real Dead Sea Salt – 100% Pure and Genuine for an infusion of 21 Minerals Essential to Proper Skin Function. Great Exfoliator and Moisturizer.

Works Great in The Shower or Bath – Also a Great Hand Exfoliator to use in the Sink or Foot Scrub

How does it work?

THE BENEFITS: Fine Grain Dead Sea Salts Exfoliate the Top Layer of Dead Skin Cells to Reveal a New Younger Looking Layer of Radiant Skin. Deeply Moisturizing Oils Infuse Skin With Luxurious Hydration that Lasts All Day

Exfoliate and pamper body with this Salt Scrub that combines Dead Sea Salt and minerals with natural, moisturizing Oils. Gentle and reviving, the scrub exfoliates the top layer of dead skin cells, revealing a younger layer of skin. While smoothing and stimulating the skin, this relaxing body scrub will gently buff away dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth, supple and refreshed. Scrubs help circulation and are a wonderful way to invigorate your skin. The abrasive action of the salt will remove dead skin cells and open pores, allowing them to breathe. A vigorous scrub not only softens, stimulates and cleans the skin but also makes it look lighter.

How is it used?

Lightly massage on skin. Rinse.

Who is Adovia?

Adovia Mineral Skin Care has been producing skin care products for ten years with thousands of satisfied customers and a proven track record. Our formulation experts specialize in hair & skin care products made from Dead Sea Mud and Dead Sea Salt. Our products are 100% CRUELTY FREE and Never Tested on Animals.

  • THE GUARANTEE: Buy Risk Free with our 1 YEAR 100%, Unconditional, No Questions Asked, Money Back Guarantee! We are so confident that you will love these exfoliator sea salt scrub that if you are not satisfied please contact us for a complete refund.

Does it work?

I like this body scrub. I have super sensitive skin, but this one doesn’t irritate it. I feel a slight tingle when applying it, but that quickly subsides. The ocean scent is pleasant and stays on skin for a bit. This scrub left my skin noticeably softer and smoother. It can be used in the shower or bath on body or as a hand or foot exfoliant. It can be a little messy at times, and be careful if it gets in the bottom of your shower. The oils can make it pretty slippery. Apart from that, it definitely turns a normal bath or shower into a spa-like experience!

Where do I get it?

Amazon – Seller: goPure Naturals

I received this product in exchange for my honest review.

Do you have a favorite body scrub? Let me know in the comments!

Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream — Review

Vita Sciences Maxasorb Vitamin B12 Cream

What is it?

Maxasorb B12 is scientifically formulated to topically delivery Vitamin B12. Similar technology as our patented B-12 Patch is used in this skin soothing lotion. Each full application of lotion provides 320 micrograms of Vitamin B12 (methylcobalamin) plus 120 micrograms of Vitamin B3 (niacin) and 10 micrograms of Folate.

Maintaining overall energy levels and cognitive abilities supports a healthy lifestyle. Vitamin B12 and folate help preserve DNA integrity and are important for lowering homocysteine levels. Key medical experts even suggest that all healthy adults over 50 years of age supplement their diets with 100 to 400 micrograms per day of Vitamin B12.

Using Maxasorb B12 as directed is a safe and reliable method of absorbing key B-Vitamins. Infused with antioxidants and moisturizers, greaseless Maxasorb is easily absorbed into your skin. Each 1.7 ounce bottle delivers 30 applications of lotion in protected and measured amounts. Natural ingredients assure this lotion is gentle to your skin. Continue reading

Amara Organics Trio Giveaway

Amara Organics is giving away a trio of their products to 25 people!! The products are Vitamin C Serum, Total Repair Eye Gel, and Retinol Serum (total value of $57.85). I reviewed the Vitamin C Serum here. The giveaway ends 11 days from today and is US only.

You can learn more about each product here:

Vitamin C Serum

Total Repair Eye Gel

Retinol Serum

Go HERE to enter the giveaway. Good luck!!

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum — [REVIEW]

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum for Face with Vitamin E & Hyaluronic Acid

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What is it?

Enjoy radiant, youthful skin again with our potent blend of ingredients, professionally formulated using the highest quality Vitamin C, E, and Hyaluronic Acid available.

Forget the facelift, lasers, and chemical peels! Vitamin C has been shown to be just as effective at reversing the effects of time and environmental damage to the skin.

Notice brighter, smoother skin after your first use of our Vitamin C Serum. As the serum penetrates deep into your skin, you can feel confident knowing you are reversing skin aging and preventing further damage at the same time.

You deserve to have young, beautiful skin at any age, and now you can!

How does it work?

The Anti-Aging Power Of Vitamin C

Our Vitamin C Serum replenishes your skin’s vitamin C levels to give you these benefits:

-Increases the production of collagen to bring back skin’s natural elasticity and counteract fine lines and wrinkles

-Powerful antioxidant properties neutralize free radicals to reverse damage caused by the sun, pollutants, and cigarette smoke

-Protects your skin from UV damage such as age spots, discoloration, and fine lines

-Improves skin texture to give you a smoother, brighter complexion

-Combined with Vitamin E and Hyaluronic Acid for extra powerful anti-aging effects

What’s in it?

Natural, Vegan, & Cruelty-Free

We use only the best, natural plant-based ingredients available, with no parabens, no alcohol, and no animal testing. Made in the USA.

Deionized Aqua (Water), Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract), Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract), Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium Extract), Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

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How is it used?

Wash and pat skin dry. If using toner, apply toner first. Apply a small amount of serum with fingertips to entire face, neck, and décolletage. Allow to dry. Follow with a moisturizer. Can be used daily, morning or night.

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Who is Amara Organics?

We are a small, family-owned business dedicated to providing quality products and excellent customer service. Our customers are our top priority. All our products are backed up by a hassle free 365-day money back guarantee (no returns necessary). We follow up personally on every purchase and are always available to answer questions or address any concerns our customers may have. We enjoy connecting with our customers on a personal level to get their feedback and suggestions on our products.

Does it work?

Amara Organics is the latest in a series of Vitamin C Serums I’ve been trying. It comes in a slim white box with the green & pink Amara Organics logo on it. Inside the box is a dark bottle with a medicine dropper, which is one of my preferred packaging methods for serums (the other being a bottle with a pump). The dropper ensures the serum stays clean and free of bacteria that may transfer if you were digging cream/serum out of a pot. The dark brown bottle protects the serum from light. Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum does not have a fragrance. I prefer a fresh citrusy scent (I’m looking at you, Murad Advanced Active Radiance Serum!!), but fragrance free is the next best thing. The serum has a good consistency and feels nice going on the face. It’s easy to spread, and a little goes a long way. I noticed positive results when using this serum–my skin appeared brighter, healthier, and smoother. This (1 oz) bottle lasted me around 3 weeks, & I used it morning and night. If you use a separate night serum, you could probably get a good 2 months use out of 1 bottle of Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum. While it’s not my favorite serum, it holds steady in the top 5 of my list. It’s much cheaper than my personal favorite (Murad), and if you like fragrance free products, this is the serum for you. The company seems to have great customer service as well. Not only do they offer a money back guarantee, but I received an email from the company when my product shipped from Amazon. The email included directions for using the product and a way to get in touch with questions or problems. I also received a follow-up email about a month later asking for direct feedback. It’s impressive that the co-founder of the company is so involved and customer-centric! Amara Organics has made a good impression on me, and I’ll likely try more of their products in the future. Highly recommended!! (I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)

Where do I get it?

Amara Organics Vitamin C Serum is available on the company’s website (currently $19.95) and on Amazon (currently $17.95 with Prime shipping).

*I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.