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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Review: St. Ives Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

St Ives Apricot Scrub is not tested on animals ♥
  No Parabens and No Phthalates!

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Price: $4.00USD
Packaging: 6 fl oz / 170g

Product Description:
Swiss formula. Blemish & blackhead control. Oil free with Salicylic Acid. Gently exfoliated without drying to remove dirt, oil and dead skin cells that can clog pores. Oily/Acne prone skin.

It smells strongly of apricots while applying and mildly after the rinse and dry the smell will vanish over a short time.I prefer anyways for my face not to smell of anything ;)

Mixture ,Texture &Application:
Moisten face with water. Dispense product onto fingertips and massage over face. Rinse with warm water. Avoid direct contact with eyes. For best results, use 3 to 4 times per week. (I use it everyday!!)

Key Ingredients:
  • APRICOTS are known to contain one of the highest levels of carotenoids (think vitamin A) and super-effective antioxidants. All of this natural power might seem, well, too powerful, but they are actually quite gentle and nourishing and they help make fresher, more nourished skin beautifully possible. 
  • CORN KERNEL MEAL is actually flour ground from dried corn. It’s a soft, but gently powerful all-natural exfoliant that promotes skin cell turnover and regeneration. Cornmeal makes softer-feeling, fresher skin possible. 
  • WALNUT is known for its hard shell, but when it’s ground, it becomes an amazingly effective, all-natural exfoliant ingredient in our scrubs. Not only are walnuts plentiful on the planet, they also help newer, healthier skin come to the surface. 

This scrub allows my skin to breathe and leaves is feeling very clean after application and rinse. I use it every day after a long day at work in the shower. I love how the mixture is perfect to clean and remove any dry skin esp since the dirt comes from the high heat of the summer! It has become one of my go to products!!

I absolutely love this product. I never expect much while trying a new product but noticing my skin over time it is more so clear then before and breakouts are almost never around these days.
**I will be buying this product for as long as it is in make :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Apothica Gift Card [CLOSED]

Here's a chance for you to win a $25 Gift Card From Apothica!

About Apothica:
Apothica.com is an online beauty boutique, which carries the finest selection of skin care, body care, aromatherapy, and cosmetic products on the market today, including the most natural, organic products available. We are dedicated to providing you with high quality products formulated to promote and enhance your natural beauty.

Some of the popular brands they carry are:

  •    Stila 
  •    Urban Decay 
  •    Laura Mercier
  •    Too Faced
  •    Clinique
  •    Korres
  •    Clarisonic
   And many more!

For your entry to be valid, you can do 2 or more of the following:

This is a giveaway for readers of this blog, so you must be a follower through GFC.

Option 1: Facebook
1.       Visit Apothica.com
2.       Write on Apothica’s Facebook wall about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Opt in to Apothica’s Newsletter

Option 2: Twitter
1.       Visit Apothica.com
2.       Tweet about Apothica on your own Twitter Account
Bonus: Retweet Apothica’s tweet about this giveaway

Option 3: Blog
1.       Visit Apothica.com
2.       Write something on your blog about what you think of Apothica
Bonus: Write about the brand I highlighted (Stila) and link it to Apothica

Winner selection:
  1.  Apothica will contact the winner to verify information is correct
  2.  After verification, Apothica will email the a code for the gift card to be used at SkinCareRx.com, Apothica.com, and SkinBotanica.com
  3. The contest is open internationally, but Apothica does not ship to all countries
  4.  Please save SkinCareRx as a contact in your email box so that the email doesn't go to the Spam/Junk Mail folder.

Contest ends on the 2nd day of September 2011

So, go ahead and submit your entries below. Copy & paste the following and fill in the following with whichever is applicable:

GFC Name 
Facebook Name 
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Email Address 

*This giveaway is sponsored by Apothica.