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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Review: Naturopathica Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream

Naturopathica creates performance-based skin care solutions by combining certified organic botanicals with clean cosmeceutical ingredients to improve the health and appearance of the skin. That’s why our credo is a better beauty ™ — naturally safe skin care products with active ingredients that produce visible results.

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Cassis Ultra Replenishing Cream
This concentrated cream combines Black Currant Oil and Hyaluronic Acid to improve elasticity and promote vibrant looking skin.


Key Active Ingredients:
  • HYALURONIC ACID (HA): known for its ability to hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, this ingredient helps the skin to retain moisture
  • CASSIS (Black Currant Oil): This seed oil is a rich source of Gamma-Linolenic Acid (GLA) and other important polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-6 and Omega-3, known to soothe and improve skin resilience
  • VITAMIN E: a powerful antioxidant, this vitamin helps to fight free radical damage
  • VITAMIN B COMPLEX: B vitamins improve the skin’s ability to take up oxygen and help keep the production of sebum at appropriate levels.  Application of a Vitamin B Complex to the skin increases resistance to irritation by noxious chemicals and therefore makes this ingredient essential as a “Big City” protective cream
you can view the complete ingredients here.

.....My Thoughts

Website: I browsed the website and it seems that Naturopathica has a lot of interesting products, many that I wish to try. The website is very easily to navigate and understand, simple and clean. There are symbols on every product to show just what sort they are as you may have seen from underneath the photo I posted above, I like that! You can read about the company and get a lot of other information at www.naturopathica.com

Price: $85.00USD

Size: 50ML / 1.7FL OZ
Packaging: The Jar is a dark cobalt blue, transparent. It looks very pretty in the light. The jar clearly displays all information needed. The name, size, directions, contact, Targeted act & much much more! Very clean looking. The lid is black and twists on of course there was a divider between the lid and product when I first received it.

SCENT: Hmm it seems to me like..Twig & Sweet Soy Bean. I love it! It smells very healthy for my skin, very settle scent.

APPLICATION&TEXTURE: The application is simple, apply just a small bit "pea size" to the entire (clean) face. It smooths over the face easily leaving only the softest skin. The texture is not heavy on application actually just the opposite. It is a creamy soy like color and delicate to touch. I enjoy applying this product, I actually look forward to it every morning and night! I did find however using more then the recommended amount left my skin over moisturized in the morning so I continued to only use the recommended amount after that. I am sure over time this cream will show more of what it is truly for, age defense. I have been using it for about a good month or so and find that my makeup does not crease into my skin lines as much as before however to truly have them vanish would take a great deal of time! Ill keep you posted as always :)


I love love love it. I feel like after a clean face it keeps in and seals the cleanness and works on improvement to my skin as it does so. Sometimes you can tell when a product is worth your while by the difference it gives or performs on your skin. This Cream defiantly gives well at even first use. I'm sure i'll find myself purchasing another bottle when i'm close to being out of this jar. Very good indeed.

In this package sent to me by the company I was also given 3 samples to try, I plan to post separate reviews on them givin they were all very different as far as my thoughts on them. Until next time friends!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

How To: Cranberry Mask

Cranberries aren't just for Thanksgiving, they can be used all year round for a relaxing facial. They can be found easily at almost any food market!! This facial treatment can be expensive at trendy spas, but you can make your own cranberry facial mask at home for just a fraction of the cost. The enzymes in cranberries act as exfoliants and will leave your skin healthy and silky smooth.

I use this when the season starts to get cold and my skin starts to get dry! At night I find it to work best for me, I like to apply firming cream at night right after my mask of choice and this helps my face feel moisture packed and amazingly smooth. It also is an excellent exfoliant for my dry skin. I've tried this out on the weekends early morning and I notice the glow it gives my skin and I just love it. I hope you all enjoy this delightful mask!

6 Tablespoons Fresh Cranberries
1 yogurt 2% or whole yogurt
1/3 Cup Water
(optional)  pinch of sugar, 1/2 grated apple

Mixture/ Application:
Boil the cranberries with the water for 10 minutes. Mash them up and let them cool. In the meantime, grate the apple (if using) and mix with the cooled cranberries & sugar & yogurt.When mixture is done apply for 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water and follow with your moisturizer. Enjoy!