Lemyka Science Focused Skincare

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Thank you to Lemkya Skincare for sending product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

I am serious about my skincare. My daily morning and evening skincare routines are performed with dedication.

Because I have sensitive skin, I’m also serious about what I use to cleanse, nurture and protect it.

The products I use must be cruelty free, plant based and preferably fragrance free. Lemyka Science Focused Skincare products check all those boxes…and more!

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Lemyka Science Focused Skincare

Founded in 2010, the Lemyka Team has over 30 years of accumulated skincare experience.

The team consists of moms and scientists who dedicate themselves to creating natural remedies for you and your family.

The company offers safe and clean face and body care products for adults and children. Their skincare line soothes and heals common skin conditions such as drool rash, eczema, psoriasis and acne, without any side effects.

Lemyka’s Standards

Lemyka’s top priority is ensuring that their products are free from toxins and irritants by using high quality natural and organic ingredients. The company’s skincare products do not contain parabens, steroids, fragrances, dyes or harsh chemicals.

They go beyond by testing for heavy metals and harmful microbials to ensure that high quality.

They also contribute to a better world, using sustainable practices and recyclable packaging. Their products are vegan and cruelty free. In addition, they are community minded, donating to local communities to support education for future generations.

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Lemyka Science Focused Skincare – Healing Lotion

The Science Behind Lemyka

Lemyka focuses on soothing and healing common skin conditions.

The four focuses:

  • skin hydration
  • skin barrier restoration
  • itch and irritation relief
  • skin healing

Skin hydration is important, especially for those with conditions such as eczema. Lemyka’s steroid free lotions and creams restore the skin barrier and keep skin moisturized without leaving it feeling greasy. Their cutting edge technology helps skin hold moisture for up to 48 hours.

Lemyka Products

Lemyka offers a variety of skincare products for babies, children, teens and adults.

Products include their eczema therapy line, for babies and adults, ultra gentle foaming cleanser, gentle hair & body multipurpose wash and their fragrance free natural baby lotion.

They offer a non-greasy, fragrance free mineral sunscreen with broad spectrum SPF 30+ protection that’s ideal for babies and children. And it looks perfect for me, with my super sensitive skin!

And I’m intrigued by a Pain Relief Comfort Cream with healing menthol, aloe vera and ginger extracts.

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My Experience with Lemyka Products

I received the Healing Lotion and the Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser. After a couple of weeks of use, here are my thoughts.

Healing Lotion

The Healing Lotion is perfect for soothing and healing dry, itchy skin rashes and irritations, whether due to allergic reactions, eczema, heat, sunburn, bug bites, contact dermatitis or rosacea.

The fragrance free lotion contains a blend of vitamin E, aloe vera, chamomile, and nourishing plant oils. It quickly relieves itching and inflammation while refreshing and restoring skin.

I received this product at the right time. When I garden, I wear long sleeves and pants to protect my skin. As much as I love growing plants, brushing bare skin against grasses or weeds causes an instant allergic reaction.

I wore long sleeves, on the day I received the Healing Lotion, however they weren’t tight enough around my wrists. By the time I entered my house, both forearms sported rashes, hives and welts that not only itched, they burned.

What an ideal situation for trying the Healing Lotion. I washed both arms, to rinse away irritants, and then applied the lotion liberally. Check out the before and after photos below! Within 15 minutes, my arms cleared up and the pain and itching were gone. Typically that rash lasts for hours and it’s almost impossible not to scratch it and make it worse.

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Taken outside. Allergic reaction from pulling weeds.
Healed skin.
Taken indoors, 15 minutes after applying Lemyka Healing Lotion.

Ongoing Experience with Lemyka Healing Lotion

Here’s the great part about using the Lemkyka Healing Lotion. Not only does it quickly soothe my itchy, inflamed skin after an allergic reaction, it’s lessening the reaction.

I’ve continued to apply the lotion to my arms, after showering and before going to bed. It’s a great moisturizer.

Today, while watering in the garden, I pulled some weeds. Suddenly I realized I didn’t have long sleeves on and with alarm, looked at my arms. I didn’t break out. No rash, no burning and itching, no inflammation. Just healthy, clear skin. That’s truly amazing.

Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Specially formulated for sensitive and dry skin types, this facial wash is an incredibly gentle cleanser, removing makeup or dirt without irritating or drying out the skin.

The cleanser is pH balanced (5.5) and creates a creamy foam from plant based ingredients such as aloe vera, geranium, algae, calendula and chamomile extracts.

It is completely free of sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, parabens and artificial colors and dyes.

I love this product. The lightweight foaming cleanser is easy to apply and rinses away cleanly, leaving my skin so soft, smooth and moisturized.

Lemyka Science Focused Skincare foaming cleanser
Lemyka Science Focused Skincare – foaming cleanser

Ongoing Experience Using Lemyka Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Bonus benefits! I add a dollop of the foaming cleanser to the palm of my hand, use my hands to lather it over my face, then rinse by splashing cool water over my face…with my hands.

Guess what?

My hands have soft, smooth, healthy skin as well. And my hands take a lot of abuse. I garden, getting my hands dirty and creating calluses from handling gardening tools. Plus I’m frequently washing a dish or scrubbing a countertop with household cleaners. The skin on my hands dries out and even peels from all the contact with water and cleaning products.

I noticed a few days ago that my hands felt smooth and soft and looked healthy. Plus, when I apply the Healing Lotion on my arms, I finish by rubbing the last bit into my hands. It’s a win/win.

Get Your Lemyka Products

I highly recommend Lemyka Skincare products. Both the Healing Lotion and the Ultra Gentle Foaming Cleansers are now part of my daily skincare routine. I’ll continue to use both. And I look forward to trying the sunscreen and other Lemyka products.

If you appreciate natural, cruelty free, high quality skincare products, check out Lemyka’s website HERE.

Under their Beginner’s Guide section, they have convenient bundles that make taking care of  your skin, or your baby’s skin, easier. Click on the product photos for a helpful step by step guide to making your skin the best that it can be!

And let me know which product you try!

Clean, soft skin.
Lemyka Science Focused Skincare – clean, soft, nourished skin.

 

 

Travel Securely With a Battpak

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Thank you to OCTAVE for sending me the Battpak for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

As travel restrictions ease, I’m so excited to venture out again. While I’ll remain within the US for my first two trips, I hope to travel to Scotland before year’s end.

This year, I intend to experience solo travel. I enjoy traveling with others. And I’m also looking forward to discovering how I do on my own, setting my own pace, following where my heart leads me.

Exploring on my own is one of the reasons I’m thrilled about this new product. I can travel securely with a Battpak.

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When You Need a Charge

When my sister and I traveled to Scotland in 2019, I borrowed a portable battery charger from my son-in-law. How convenient it was to pop that battery pack in my purse and set off to wander the streets of Edinburgh.

I rely on my phone for taking photos and sending texts and looking up info while I explore. The last thing I want is for my phone to die while I’m away from my plug in charger.

I discovered how easy it was to connect my phone to the portable battery and drop both into my purse while I walked or rode on the hop on/hop off bus. It kept my phone ready to snap photos and prevented an unwanted return trip to the apartment in the middle of the day, to charge my phone.

Now…what if I could carry just ONE item that took the place of my wallet and purse and battery charger, while I’m out adventuring? That would be super convenient, right?

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Travel Securely With a Battpak – charging my phone

Travel Securely With a Battpak

The Battpak by OCTAVE is perfect for the traveler. It’s also ideal for the parent who has his or her hands busy with kids while out on family adventures. And it’s the right item to take along to concerts, festivals or museums.

It’s a portable battery charger, first of all, with a high quality 10,000 mAh battery for charging cell phones quickly and efficiently. The Battpak has a custom pcba circuit board for universal charging and USB and USB type-C outputs plus a USB type-C input.

A handstitched vegan leather cover surrounds the fire retardant polycarbonate housing. The pack is slightly bigger than my iPhone Plus, making it simple to slip into a pocket, backpack or purse.

Those stats make this battery charger a superior product. And yet…there’s more. It’s the surprise feature that makes this charger so unique.

Travel Securely With a Battpak cord
Travel Securely With a Battpak – unit and charging cord

Secret Compartment

What I love about the Battpak is the secret compartment within.

Drop the Battpak or toss it onto a table and it’s not going to open. There’s a trick to opening the unit. It’s not difficult to get into, however someone who happened to pick it up would not realize there is a compartment inside.

Pop open the Battpak and discover the security this portable charger provides.

Inside is a roomy wallet for credit cards, money, keys or papers. There are pockets to tuck cards into. And a strap to hold straws, folded money or any other small item that you might want to take along on your journeys.

The deeper compartment with the sleek metal tray allows room for bigger items such as keys, tins with ibuprofen. a pen or a charging cord.

For an afternoon out with the kids or a full day of exploring a new city, the Battpak is the perfect take along item.

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Travel Securely With a Battpak – secret compartment

Get Your Battpak

The Battpak makes a wonderfully thoughtful gift for Father’s Day. It’s also a special birthday or holiday gift for the traveler in your family or for the adventurous parents who enjoy hiking with their kids.

This convenient battery charger/travel safe means you can charge up your phone ANYWHERE and stash your important items while on the go.

You can get your Battpak from the company website HERE. Use my code, CINDY15 for 15% off of your order.

I’ve used the Battpak at home to charge my phone. It works so well.

However, I’m especially excited to take it with me on upcoming trips. I like the idea of dropping my cell phone in one pocket and the Battpak in another as I set out to explore. There’s no purse dangling off of my shoulder, for someone to snag as they trot by. I’ll tuck some cash, a card and a cord in the Battpak, along with any other necessities I might need. And I’ll feel secure.

That sense of security allows me to focus on what’s important…taking in the sights around me, snapping photos and soaking up new experiences.

Where will you go with your Battpak? I’ll share my first destination…soon!

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Farmers Lavender Co

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Thank you to Farmers Lavender Co for sending products for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

As an avid gardener, one of the essential elements in my backyard is an herb garden. I love walking through that section. As my legs and hands brush against the herbs they release their fragrances, scenting the air around me. It’s so easy to stand still and breathe deeply when inhaling an aromatic mix of basil, thyme, mint, bee balm, lemon balm, marjoram, tarragon and lavender.

Lavender is one of my favorite herbs. I currently have two varieties growing in my herb garden. So imagine my delight when FARMERS Lavender Co contacted me about working together.

I received Lavender and Chamomile Loose Leaf Tea and Lavender Infused Honey to try.

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FARMERS Lavender Co Story

Kyle, Tera and Dean Griffin, along with their dog Wyatt, are first generation lavender farmers. They choose to grow lavender due to its beauty and versatility. The herb also possess health benefits such as reducing anxiety, boosting mood and relaxing the body into sleep.

The Griffins create garden inspired products using lavender essential oils and flower buds. Their bath and body and culinary products naturally support health and wellbeing.  Additionally, all of their products are thoughtfully crafted at their farm using high quality ingredients.

Their mission statement:

“We love creating garden inspired products and we want you to love doing business with us! Our goal is to provide quality products in a timely manner that will add value to your business through customer satisfaction and retention.”

The Farm

The FARMERS Lavender Co Farm is open to the public, if you happen to be in the area. Their address is 247 Prayer Circle, Rockwall, Texas.

Hours are Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Other days and times are available by appointment. If you are fortunate enough to visit, enjoy lattes, lemonades, teas, baked treats and ice creams, all featuring…lavender! Check out their menu HERE.

Activities at the farm include Nine Hole Mini Golf, Gem Mining, Fairy Garden Kit and Paint and Pot. I’d love to create a fairy garden there! They also have spaces designated for parties and gatherings and professional photography packages.

Onsite is Sylvie’s Holistic Massage & Spa.  Sylvie offers holistic spa services, by appointment, to promote healing and wellbeing.

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Preparing for afternoon tea with FARMERS Lavender Co products

FARMERS Lavender Co Products

The company offers a variety of products, including:

FARMERS Coffee Co – Lavender Coffee is delightfully floral and sophisticated, creating a unique coffee experience. Their coffee is sustainably sourced and roasted in small batches at the farm. Shop for Lavender Blend Coffee, Lavender Honey Coffee, Lavender Vanilla Coffee and Lavender Coconut Coffee.

FARMERS Tea Co – Lavender Loose Leaf Teas are wonderful blends of fresh, colorful herbs with aromatic floral notes. The company’s loose leaf teas are sure to lift the spirits while providing a sense of calm and wellbeing. Shop Lavender, Peach, Black Tea Blend, Lavender Relaxation Tea, Lavender Black Tea Blend, Lavender Vanilla Chai and Lavender Chamomile Tea Blend.

FARMERS Honey Co – Infused Honey elevates the taste of warm biscuits. buttery toast and scones. FARMERS infuses natural flavor extracts into wildflower honey to create unique and delicious flavors. Use  in your favorite drink and create uniquely sweet coffees, teas or even cocktails. Shop Lavender Infused Honey, Orange Infused Honey and Vanilla Infused Honey.

FARMERS Body Co – personal care and aromatherapy products are formulated to cleanse, nourish and moisturize skin. FARMERS products are made with high quality ingredients and lavender essential oil to help soothe a busy mind. Shop a wide variety of products, from hand sanitizers to lotions to body butters to candles to aromatherapy mists.

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FARMERS Lavender Co loose leaf tea.

The FARMERS Lavender Co Products I Tried

I am enjoying both of the products I received.

Lavender Chamomile Tea

The Lavender Chamomile Loose Leaf Tea is a delicious and aromatic blend of two soothing herbs.

Lavender offers many health benefits, including:

  • Relieves headaches, including migraines
  • Aids relaxation & helps induce sleep
  • Reduces anxiety & depression
  • Aids digestion
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Diuretic
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-viral
  • Improves heart health
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces symptoms from asthma, colds, flu & fever
  • Alleviates dizziness

And chamomile does more than aid with sleep. Its benefits include:

  • eases anxiety and stress
  • soothes digestive system
  • relieves bronchial congestion
  • eases muscle spasms
  • lowers blood sugar
  • relieves headaches and migraines
  • anti-inflammatory
  • cleanses liver and kidneys

This tea is a soothing blend for an afternoon tea break or an end of day drink before bed. Simply add a tablespoon of the loose leaf tea to a cup of hot water, cover and let steep for five minutes. The floral aroma and taste are wonderful!

I’ve appreciated this tea blend tremendously. Plus as a bonus, both of these herbs help ease achy joints and arthritis pain. FARMERS provides this perfectly blended tea, making it easy to prepare a cup daily.

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Warm blueberry scone drizzled with Lavender Infused Honey.

Lavender Infused Honey

The second product I received is the Lavender Infused Honey.

As one who embraces a plant based lifestyle, I appreciate the healing properties of honey. I also use honey that’s ethically sourced from beekeepers who care about the health and welfare of the bees.

Honey is highly absorbable and its B12 coenzymes make it a powerful brain food. Plus raw honey repairs DNA and it is extremely high in minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, chromium, molybdenum and manganese. Its anti inflammatory properties inhibit pathogens from procreating and releasing toxins that increase inflammation. Honey supports the immune system.

Trying an infused honey is new to me. So what did I think? The flavor of the Lavender Infused Honey is a delicious combination of sweet and floral with a hint of spice. I love adding it to toasted gluten free bread, slathered with plant based butter.

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Afternoon tea time.

Get Your FARMERS Lavender Co Products

Today, for afternoon tea, I baked vegan, gluten free blueberry scones. What a homey treat on a rather dreary, overcast day. The hot lavender and chamomile tea, paired with a fresh from the oven scone drizzled with lavender infused honey, refreshed my body and my mind. Truly, I savored the moment and the mini meal.

Interested in trying these amazing products?

Check out the company website and place an order through there. Shipping is free on all orders. You can also subscribe to their newsletter for gardening tips, recipes and sales notifications.

Do you love lavender as much as I do? Which of the FARMERS Lavender Co products would you like to try?

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Kit and Wilder

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This post is a collaboration with Kit and Wilder. All opinions are my own.

 

In my quest for eco-friendly, sustainable clothing, for adults and children, I’ve come across several that I can wholeheartedly recommend. Check out my recent post for a line of durable, sustainable clothing for adults that meets my high standards.

In this post, allow me to introduce you to Kit and Wilder, a thoughtfully curated shop for babies and kids…with some excellent products for Mom too.

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Kit and Wilder Story

Meet Christine, the mama and founder behind Kit and Wilder. After years in the fast fashion industry, during which she became more and more aware of the darker side of the clothing industry, two things happened to create a shift in her life.

Christine found out she was expecting her baby girl…and the fashion company she worked for went bankrupt.

For her own daughter, Christine searched for eco-friendly, sustainable clothing, toys, books and products. When she couldn’t find a one-stop shop for the items she sought, Christine’s dual adventure in motherhood and sustainable fashion began.

Kit and Wilder combines all the aspects important to Christine…safety, eco-friendly, sustainability, trendy and aesthetically pleasing…in an online shop. Her mission is to carry eco-friendly and sustainable items to help fight for our children’s and grandchildren’s future planet. She works with brands that share those same important values.

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Meet the founder of Kit and Wilder, Christine, holding her daughter. Photo from Kit and Wilder website

Giving Back

Every purchase made through Kit and Wilder ensures a better, greener future for the next generation.

Kit and Wilder supports One Tree Planted, an environmental charity, dedicated to giving back to the environment, creating a healthier climate, protecting biodiversity and helping reforestation efforts around the world. One Tree Planted works with reforestation partners in North America, South America, Asia, and Africa who plant trees to restore forests after fires and floods, create jobs, build communities, and protect habitats for biodiversity.

I love supporting companies that give back for the benefit of the planet, which is a benefit for us all.

What Kit and Wilder Offers

Kit and Wilder offers products in the following categories:

  • Wearables – all the necessities for baby, from organic onesies to play sets to hats and sunnies. There’s a cute selection of Mommy and Mini matching shirts and bracelets plus items for Mom too.
  • Play – check out this fun selection of non-toxic, sensory toys and books with nature themes.
  • Chewies– have a teething baby? Kit and Wilder offers safe, non-toxic teethers in a variety of fun designs. They also carry silicone pacifiers, bibs, bowl sets and adorable coolers for snacks.
  • Snuggle – everything needed for a cozy nursery is here: crib sheets, swaddles and outdoor themed decor, pillows and bedding.
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Kit and Wilder Wild Sage Organic Ribbed Short Set and Knot Bow
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Kit and Wilder Yosemite Bowl Set

My Experience with Kit and Wilder

I selected the adorable Wild Sage Organic Ribbed Short Set for my granddaughter, Finley Grace, and the matching Knot Bow in the same color. She is six months old and she’s wearing the set in size 6 – 12 months.

This outfit is so cute. The quality is exceptional and the organic cotton is breathable and comfortable. Fin can wear this play set all summer! The sage green color is perfect with her red hair. The set also comes in Driftwood and White Sands.

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Finley wearing her short set for her six month photo shoot

And this girl, who thinks she’s older than she is, now sits in a high chair and eats solid baby food. She’s already discovered the fun game of throwing items off of the high chair tray and onto the floor.

She tried the silicone bowl set, in Yosemite, with wonderful results! The bowl secures to flat surfaces with a suction base. And the bowl features high sides, with one side higher than the other to make scooping out food easier for toddlers. This mealtime set will serve Fin well as she grows. And, much to the delight of her parents, Finley could not throw this bowl to the floor!

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Finley enjoying carrots…and her new silicone bowl set

Boho Backpack

For myself, I picked up the roomy Sunny Days Boho Backpack. I love the casual bohemian vibes and also how fun it is to carry. The backpack accompanied me on a road trip over the weekend, and it held all my essentials. The woven and crocheted straw backpack is lightweight and so easy to carry. I love it!

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Sunny Days Boho Backpack

Get Your Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Items from Kit and Wilder

Will you join me in supporting eco-friendly, sustainable clothing from socially conscious companies?

Whether you have a new baby, a toddler, a grandchild or want a shirt or backpack for yourself, there’s something for you at Kit and Wilder. I’ve got my eyes on toys and outfits for Finley and a sweet tee for my 12 year old granddaughter, Aubrey.

I’m serious about creating a better world for those granddaughters and for my four grandsons as well.  I can do that by buying eco-friendly, sustainable items and supporting companies that share those same values.

Use my code Cindy15 to save 15% off of your order. And let me know what you love about Kit and Wilder!

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Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil

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Thank you to Nina’s Olivar for sending me her organic extra virgin olive oil, for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

When Nina contacted me about collaborating together, her story intrigued me. Because behind every product, every shop, every invention, there is a story and a journey. And it’s those stories in people’s lives, and their unfolding journeys, that inspire me.

Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil…an organic extra virgin olive oil produced by her farm in Spain…has a beautiful origin and an extraordinary ongoing story.

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Nina’s Story

Several years ago, a fun family outing became a life altering event for Nina. Captivated by the beauty of Spanish olive groves, Nina bought her own small farm.

Her plot of land, in the Almeria Region in Spain, supports 900 mature Spanish Arbequina and Manzanillo olive trees. The land is classified as organic and every year it undergoes inspections for the renewal of the EU Organic Farm Certificate.

This means that Nina does not use insecticides, pesticides or herbicides on her olive grove. The abundant sunshine and the caressing winds sustain the olive trees, naturally.

Fun tangent story: actor Clint Eastwood once walked this land where Nina’s trees thrive. The desert hills of nearby Tabernas provided the location for Eastwood’s film, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

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Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil – Nina in her olive grove. Photo from her website

A Different Way to Farm

Due to the drying out of the ground aquifers in the Almeria region, Nina chooses to adapt to different ways of farming. Glenn French, Nina’s farm manager, introduced permaculture farming…a way of achieving high yields and productivity by working with nature in a more sustainable, environmentally friendly way.

Permaculture farming possess three core tenants:

  • care for the earth – help all life systems continue to exist and thrive
  • care for the people – allow people access to resources they need to survive
  • fair share – only take what you need, reinvest any surplus and return waste products back into the system so it’s useful again

Glenn and Nina also collect rainwater using huge swales dug at intervals across the farm. This helps the collected rainwater to sink into the earth.

They plant nitrogen fixing trees such as Robena, Paulina and Acacias throughout the farm to enrich the olive trees. Additionally, lavender is a companion plant for the olive trees and in the fall barley serves as a cover crop to fix nitrogen in the soil.

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Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil – the olives. Photo from Nina’s website.

Producing Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil

Hand harvesting of the green olives occurs during the third week in October. The olives go to the cold press mill the same day they are picked. At the mill, the olives are centrifuged to separate the oil. The entire process takes two to four hours. And the resulting green gold oil is never stored for long in tanks before it’s bottled.

The early green olives produce an extra virgin olive oil with a phenomenal flavor profile and very low acidity. The flavor is classified as fruity and lively, and also grassy, peppery, herbaceous and minty.

Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil is the recipient of the New York International Olive Oil Competition Gold Award for 2020.

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Limited 2020 bottle

My Experience with Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil

I felt excited to receive my bottle of Nina’s olive oil. My first experience with an exceptional olive oil occurred while I toured Tuscany, Italy in 2017. Dipping fresh, warm, gluten free bread into that olive oil, I realized what I’d been missing with cheap store brand versions. Those grocery store brands taste oily….but lack flavor.

I was not disappointed when my bottle of Almeria Gold Olive Oil arrived.

One taste of this fragrant, pungent olive oil instantly transported me back to Italy…or more accurately, to Spain! The quality and flavor are both exceptional.

And I knew exactly how I wanted to savor this olive oil.

Nina's Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil dipping oil
Dipping oil

Dipping Oil with Roasted Garlic

Remembering my Italian experience, I created a dipping oil using Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil.

The recipe is simple. Add a small amount of Nina’s olive oil to a hot skillet. Add two finely chopped fresh garlic cloves and pan roast until garlic is golden. Stir in one teaspoon dried thyme, one teaspoon dried rosemary and one teaspoon dried parsley. Cook with garlic until herbs are fragrant. Add garlic bits, herbs and a teaspoon of sea salt to one cup of Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil.

Serve with warm, toasty bread and a pasta dish.

I used gluten free loaves, toasted in the oven. And oh my! How delicious dipping chunks of warm crusty bread into the dipping oil. Although I paired the bread and dipping oil with gluten free rotini and sugar free marinara sauce, the bread and oil make a wonderfully satisfying snack…or meal!

Nina's Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil pasta
Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil – dipping oil, warm bread and pasta

Get Your Nina’s Olive Oil

Nina’s olive oil is perfect for stir fries, sauteing, cooking, baking, drizzling on salads…or my favorite, dipping oils.

Visit Nina’s website, for more information about her olive oil and more of her inspiring story.

And then click HERE or on the photo below, to order your own prized bottle of Nina’s Olivar Almeria Gold Olive Oil.

 

 

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The World’s Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic

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Have you heard of Four Sigmatic? I’ve seen this Finland based company’s products before, most recently at The Veggie Table in Bella Vista, Arkansas.

I’ve tried four of their products now, and I love what Four Sigmatic offers so much, that I became an affiliate with them. This health conscious company makes it easy to add the most nutritious foods on the planet into your diet.

How you ask?

Read on. The world’s most nutrient rich foods in Four Sigmatic are available to you.

The World's Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic

About the Company

The founders of Four Sigmatic grew up in Finland, foraging in their backyards and enjoying the benefits of all kinds of mushrooms. They recognized that perhaps the rest of the world didn’t use mushrooms as much as they did and wanted to change that.

From their website:

“Four Sigmatic foods are the 100 most nutrient dense, most studied foods on the planet. And now they’re easy to add to your daily routines. We’re making these foods as easy as possible to eat and use and talk about. Because the world is asking more of you. Of everyone. We’d all feel a lot better doing that work if we got off the hamster wheel of coffee jitters and hangovers and sugar highs.”

Tero birthed the company. He grew up on a family farm in Finland that’s been home to 14 generations…and counting. He deeply respects nature and founded Four Sigmatic with others who do as well. Four Sigmatic products are in more than 65 countries now, including the US. They only use the most studied ingredients from the most trusted sources.

Four Sigmatic includes familiar foods in their products such as green tea, cacao, hemp and coconut. And they included some less familiar, like Reishi, Cordyceps and Ashwagandha.

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The Products I’ve Tried

These are the four products I’ve tried so far. And let me just insert this here, because I know you might wonder. The Four Sigmatic products contain medicinal mushrooms, the healthiest kind not the hallucination inducing kind. So do the products tastes like mushrooms?

Not at all. There’s no mushroom taste, just the added benefits that they deliver.

Adaptogen Beauty Shots with Tremella

The first product I tried from Four Sigmatic, these ready to drink shots are amazing. Pomegranate and blueberry juices combine with Tremella mushrooms, biotin and vitamin C to give skin a healthy glow, from the inside out.

Tremella helps to retain moisture, revitalizing skin. Pomegranate, blueberry and vitamin C are antioxidants that fight aging. The shots are vegan, organic, gluten free and very low sugar, with 1 gram. The juices provide a delicious tart flavor that I love.

The shots don’t need refrigeration. Simply twist off the top and drink…at home or on the go. Four Sigmatic also offers Focus shots and Immune Support shots.

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The World’s Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic – Adaptogen Beauty Shots

Mushroom Cacao with Reishi

I love a cup of hot chocolate, however since becoming plant based, it is difficult to find a dairy free, low sugar one that I like.

This blend from Four Sigmatic is perfect! The decadent drink contains organic cacao, organic coconut sugar (2 grams), organic Reishi mushroom powder, organic stevia and hints of cinnamon and cardamom. It’s refined sugar free, vegan and gluten free.

The Reishi mushroom, called the queen of mushrooms, reduces stress and prepares the body for a restful night’s sleep. That makes this hot chocolate an excellent nighttime drink, especially after a busy day.

Simply add the contents of a packet to a cup of hot water or warmed almond milk. Mmmm. I heat a mugful of almond milk in a small saucepan on the stove, just to the boiling point, whisk in the cacao mushroom mix and serve. It’s such a delicious, warming drink and I sleep well after finishing my cup.

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Get a great night’s sleep with Four Sigmatic Hot Cacao with Reishi

Mushroom Cacao with Cordyceps

This hot chocolate blend makes a great substitute for coffee in the mornings. (And just so you know, coffee lovers, Four Sigmatic sells amazing coffee.) Rich with organic cacao, organic coconut sugar (2 grams), organic cordyceps mushrooms and organic ginger you’ll feel revitalized and ready to go. Like its evening counterpart, Hot Cacao with Cordyceps is vegan and refined sugar and gluten free.

Cordyceps mushrooms provide endurance and help performance, especially during exercise. It also reduces fatigue and boosts strength. Mix the content of one packet in 1/2 cup of hot water or plant based milk, stir well and go!

I heat water in my electric kettle and pour over the blend in a mug. It tastes like dark chocolate to me and gets me going strongly into my day without the jitters.

The World's Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic hot cacao with cordyceps
The World’s Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic – mushroom cacao with cordyceps

Chai Latte with Reishi and Turkey Tail

This luscious blend makes a wonderful nighttime drink as well. Delicately sweet, the chai latte contains organic coconut milk powder, organic coconut sugar (1 gram), organic Reishi and Turkey Tail mushroom powders, organic stevia and a wonderfully spicy blend of organic cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, ginger and black pepper.

And of course it’s vegan and caffeine free so there’s nothing to interfere with a good night’s sleep.

Reishi helps the body relax and Turkey Tail contains powerful antioxidants that support the immune system. Plus Turkey Tail improves the balance of gut bacteria, which positively impacts immunity.

Mix the contents of one packet in a mug of hot water or plant based milk and enjoy. I’ve tried this with both water and almond milk and I like it both ways. For the first time, I’m considering the purchase of a frother to use with my chai latte blend.

The World's Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic chai latte
The World’s Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic – spicy and sweet chai latte

Get Your Four Sigmatic Products

I love this company’s focus on healthy foods…and not just healthy foods but the best of the best! And I love that I’ve found a hot chocolate that tastes so delicious without dairy, refined sugar and additives.

Ready to try something from this wonderful company? They carry an assortment of coffees, hot cacaos, shots, elixirs and plant based protein powders. This is a company I already trust. I know you’ll love them and trust their high quality products too.

Use my LINK to check out their website and their products. Then use my discount code CINDYLAUDERDALEMOORE to save 10% off of your order.

Questions? Ask me. And if you enjoy Four Sigmatic products too, let me know what your favorite is!

The World's Most Nutrient Rich Foods in Four Sigmatic products

 

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CBD Living Energy Shots

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This is a collaboration with CBD Living. All opinions are my own.

I’ve enjoyed and benefitted from CBD Living products. Their bottled living water, infused with CBD, is amazing. (See my review HERE.)

Their product line continues to expand and includes health boosting items for people and pets. From gummies to tinctures to roll on pain relief to lotions and hand sanitizer, CBD Living has you covered.

CBD Living energy shots appeared on their fall line up. I’m excited to share about them after giving the shots a try.

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The Benefits of CBD

CBD is not the same as THC, the psychoactive compound known for producing mind altering effects. You don’t get high from CBD. Instead, this component of cannabis acts as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant and antioxidant.

Health benefits of CBD include:

  • Reduces anxiety and may be effective for people with social anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
  • Helps to fight cancer by inhibiting cancer cell migration and invasion.
  • Treats neurological disorders such as epilepsy. Early studies show that CBD may be promising for treating resistant seizures. Other benefits include increased alertness, better mood and improved sleep.
  • Promotes cardiovascular health and lowers the risk of diabetes.
  • Relieves pain and inflammation, which is the most common reason for CBD use. It is proving especially helpful for chronic pain and inflammation.
CBD Living Energy Shots box
CBD Living Energy Shots – box of 12

The Company

Established in 2013, CBD Living is headquartered in Corona, California. The company uses only 100% organic hemp sourced from state-licensed farms in Oregon and Colorado

The secret to their superior products, according to their website, lies in the use of nanotechnology that reduces CBD into nano-sized droplets, without the use of emulsifiers. This technique allows the CBD to immediately penetrate the body’s cells, giving increased bioavailability at the cellular level with no waiting.

CBD Living pays above market rates to their extractors and manufacturers. Their products are all fair trade and never tested on animals.

CBD Living Energy Shots
CBD Living Energy Shots

CBD Living Energy Shots

These mixed berry shots energize, focus and relax. Made with purified water, each 2 oz shot delivers 200 mg of caffeine and 30 mg of nano CBD.

The shots are sugar free, THC free and contain 100% organic hemp.

And they are easy to use.

Drink half a bottle or a whole one, not to exceed 2 bottles in a 24 hour period.

Refrigeration is not required. Discard any remaining product within 72 hours of opening the container.

Do not use the shots if pregnant, nursing or under the age of 18.

And do not use in combination with other products containing caffeine. Excessive caffeine intake may cause nervousness, anxiety, occasional rapid heartbeat or sleeplessness.

CBD Living Energy Shots glass
CBD Living Energy Shots – in a shot glass

My Experience with CBD Living Energy Shots

I appreciate the energy shots. And I had the perfect opportunity for experiencing their benefits.

My new granddaughter, Finley Grace, arrived last week. I am so grateful for her safe delivery. She is a beautiful, healthy baby girl.

Her delivery process began on Tuesday evening, with the birth taking place Wednesday night. Due to COVID, for the first time I could not wait at the hospital for the arrival of a grandchild. However, I kept vigil from home.

Naturally, I didn’t sleep. I was too excited. When tiredness crept in though, I’d drink half a bottle of the CBD Living energy shot. In all I consumed 1 1/2 of the little bottles in a 24 hour period.

The taste is perfect. Since embracing a plant based, low sugar lifestyle, I don’t like sweet drinks. The shots contain zero sugar. The mixed berry extract creates a delicious juice with a slightly tart flavor that I loved.

And this is how I described the almost immediate effect of the shots, to my daughter. I felt energized and yet calm. I did not experience an increased heart rate or jitteriness or anxiety. My ability to focus increased. And yet I felt very relaxed.

I also did not experience a crash later, which I appreciated very much. In fact, I didn’t feel any lingering after effects at all. And as a bonus, my body stayed pain free, in spite of passing the hours waiting for news hunched over a laptop or cell phone.

CBD Living Energy Shots close up
These shots taste delicious.

Purchasing CBD Living Energy Shots

Purchase your energy shots through the company website.

And do yourself a huge favor. Check out their many, MANY products and give them a try. I’m looking forward to sampling the Orange Grapefruit Sparkling Water and the assortment of loose leaf teas!

Plus I’m excited about the Travel Bundle with travel sized versions of their most popular products. It’s a great way to feel my absolute best while exploring the world.

What product do you want to try?

CBD Living Energy Shots bottle
Energized…and calm.

 

 

 

 

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Next Level Blogging with LadyBossBlogger

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Thank you LadyBossBlogger and Elaine Rau for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

 

I began my blogging journey seven years ago. What started as a fun hobby gradually transformed into a keen passion. That passion ignited a desire for a career in writing. 

I moved my blog from a free blogging site to a paid one. And I considered monetizing it. My big WHY, to earn a living working remotely from anywhere in the world and enjoy doing it, motivated me.

Eighteen months ago, I took my blogging down the path of monetization. Everything in my life shifted, in positive and exciting ways. There’s no stopping the momentum now, nor do I want to. 

In fact, I’m ready to go next level blogging with LadyBossBlogger and explore making more money as an influencer. In particular, through this amazing online course, I’m learning how to better create content on Instagram and connect with my audience there.

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LadyBossBlogger Origins

Elaine Rau is the lady boss behind LadyBossBlogger. After launching a successful blog for female entrepreneurs, that quickly garnered more than 200,000 followers, Elaine created her own unique brand. She began teaching others how to make money as bloggers, influencers, and entrepreneurs through her online classes at LadyBossBloggerCourses.com.

How to Make Money as an Influencer

One thing that I learned quickly last year, as I expanded my blogging knowledge and abilities, is the importance of social media.

While Google plays a crucial role in driving traffic to a blog, social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram provide a highly visible place to promote and market the blog. 

I’ve worked very diligently providing great content and connecting with my audience and with brands I love. As growth occurs on those social media platforms, growth follows on the blog. And, opportunities arrive.

One such opportunity came through LadyBossBlogger and the online course, How to Make Money as an Instagram Influencer. I’m thrilled to experience this course and learn new techniques for expanding my reach. 

I am so excited that I’m sharing what I’ve learned thus far in this sneak peek post and offering an amazing giveaway, in partnership with LadyBossBlogger. See the details at the end of the post.

Next Level Blogging with LadyBossBlogger
Next level blogging with LadyBossBlogger. I’ve already taken 11 pages of notes during this module!

What’s in the Make Money as an Instagram Influencer Course?

The course is divided into nine modules with multiple lessons in each:

  • Introduction – course overview and expectations
  • Branding –  all about creating a personal brand on Instagram
  • Content – the foundation of an Instagram post, great content
  • Pitching – creating the perfect pitch to brands
  • Brands – how to find brands to work with
  • Money – creating income as an influencer
  • Legal – all you need to know about the legal side of blogging and influencing
  • Conclusion – becoming an affiliate
  • Bonus – there are 12 INCREDIBLE exclusive bonuses at the end of the course, including checklists and how-to’s.

The lessons are well designed with high-quality content that is easy to understand. The modules build on each other, so that you can implement what you learn as you go.

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Taking it to the next level blogging with LadyBossBlogger.

What I’m Learning Through LadyBossBlogger

I’m loving this course. I’ve completed 25% of the material and I’m learning valuable tools for improving my Instagram account.

In the Branding Module, I am discovering how to better build my own personal brand, and why that matters. Part of that is creating an Instagram feed that beautifully represents who I am, what I do and what I offer to others.

I’m taking lots of notes as a way to highlight areas I intend to improve on or change. Information in the lesson “Costly Mistakes Everyone Makes with Their Bio” helped me to create a bio that tells more about what I offer to others.

I appreciate the wealth of information, tips and suggestions in this course. I’m serious about my blogging and committed to investing in myself.

After I complete the entire course, I’ll write another post. I’m excited to share more insights and results from implementing what I’m learning.

LadyBossBlogger Giveaway

Right now, I’m excited to share about a giveaway for a LadyBossBlogger blogging or influencer course! The contest runs until July 14, 2020.

One Instagram reader will win the course of her choice by following these simple rules:

  1. Follow me on Instagram @CindyLauderdaleMoore
  2. Follow @LadyBossBlogger
  3. And follow @ElaineRau
  4. Like this photo on Instagram and tag a friend
  5. Earn extra entries by tagging more friends

More details on the Instagram post. I look forward to awarding the winner on July 14!

40% OFF Any LadyBossBlogger Course

If you don’t want to wait for the giveaway, I have a great deal for you. Use my promo code: CINDYMOORE to receive 40% off the price of the course. 

Or click HERE to order your course at an incredible price. 

It will arrive in your email inbox and you can work through the modules and lessons at your own pace. Two month and six month payment plans are available.

Next Level Blogging with LadyBossBlogger course
Investing in myself and my business.

Invest in Yourself and Your Business

For years into my blogging journey, I traveled alone. As best I could, I figured things out for myself and built my blog and readership step by slow step. 

Don’t do that. There’s no reason to. It’s not noble… it’s time-consuming and mistakes get made.

The best thing I ever did for my blogging business was to invest in it by learning from others. Classes not only brought info and awareness, but they also introduced me to other amazing bloggers, who now journey alongside me.

Is it time for you to invest in yourself and your business? 

Are you ready to go next level blogging with LadyBossBlogger? 

You won’t regret such a powerful commitment to your blogging… and influencing… future.

 

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Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum

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THis is a collaboration with SMARTR SKIN, who sent ME PRODUCT FOR REVIEW PURPOSES. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

 

Almost two months ago, Smartr Skin sent me a couple of their products to experience. The Eye Treatment and Moisturizer impressed me greatly.  I use simple routines and practices to care for my skin. Smartr Skin is a perfect fit for me. The company produces products that are vegan, cruelty free and paraban and phthalate free as well. Plus, they include natural ingredients that deeply nourish the skin.

I continue to use the eye treatment and the moisturizer and love them.

So when Smartr Skin offered to let me try another of their products, I enthusiastically agreed. To my delight, the company sent me their Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum.

This is my first experience with a vitamin C serum. After using it daily for about a month, here are my results and my honest opinion.

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A Better Idea for Skin Care

Smartr Skin is a physician created line of skin care products. The company embraces a whole-person view of health. They believe that feeling healthy and confident is a result of caring for the whole self…body, mind and spirit.

They also believe that smarter, higher quality ingredients lead to better results. Therefore, they’ve created custom formulations from clean ingredients that nourish the skin, from the inside out.

 

Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum product review
Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum – product

Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum

This luxurious enriched serum smooths easily onto the skin of the face, neck and chest. Just a few drops is all that it takes.

The vitamin C serum contains skin supporting ingredients such as aloe, vitamins C and E, MSM, botanical hyaluronic acid, witch hazel, jojoba oil and horsetail, dandelion and geranium extracts.

The hyaluronic acid helps create new collagen, restoring the elasticity and structure of skin damaged over the years by the sun and harsh elements in the environment.

Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum may be used twice a day, morning and evening. Check out my routine below.

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Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum – a dropperful, but you only need a few drops

Benefits of Vitamin C Serum

Regularly using vitamin C serum brings the following benefits:

  • moisturizes and regenerates skin
  • protects against sun damage
  • soothes sunburns and irritations
  • speeds the healing of acne and helps prevent scarring
  • lightens dark spots on skin
  • brightens and smooths complexion
  • minimizes pores and fine lines
  • tones and tightens skin

People with sensitive skin should test vitamin C serum on a small area of skin. Occasionally those with sensitive skin experience mild irritation. Use only a few drops and if applying during the day, finish with a SPF 50 or higher sunscreen.

Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum just a drop
Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum – just a few drops

 

Applying Vitamin C Serum

I added the serum to my daily skin care routine. At this time, I’m only using it in the evenings.

After washing my face with a gentle foaming micellar cleanser and applying micellar solution as a toner, I add four drops of the vitamin C serum to the palm of my hand.

Beginning with the delicate under eye area, I smooth the serum gently beneath both eyes and over the lids and then down the bridge and sides of my nose. Using my fingertips I apply a small amount of serum to my forehead. Next I focus on the area around my mouth, including the tip of the nose. And finally, I apply serum to both checks and my lower face, including the chin and jawline.

I smooth any remaining serum over my neck and upper chest.

Truly, a small amount of serum goes a long way! It absorbs quickly into my skin without leaving an oily feeling or residue.

After the serum dries, I apply Smartr Skin Moisturizer over my entire face. That’s it for my evening routine. In the mornings, I skip the serum and apply Smartr Skin Eye Treatment over my whole face. Then I apply makeup.

You may use the vitamin C serum in the mornings too. Just make sure you apply sunscreen as well.

Smartr Skin Trio
Smartr Skin Trio

My Results

I love this addition to my skin care routine.

I’d already noticed improved smoothness, softness and clarity using the Eye Treatment and Moisturizer. Including the serum, my skin responded by becoming firmer.

My skin texture is better and my pores, which are large, are so much smaller. Fine lines are disappearing. Overall, my skin is brighter, more toned and elastic, and my complexion has evened out.

I’m thrilled with the results and the company’s high standards of quality. I just placed another order.

If you’d like to see how your skin responds to such nurturing and pampering, hop over to the Smartr Skin website. Use my special discount code CINDYM20OFF to save 20% off of your order. And please, let me see photos of your radiant skin!

Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum results
Smartr Skin Vitamin C Serum – results

 

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Smartr Skin

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Thank you to Smartr Skin for sending me product for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

 

My skin care routine is very simple. I eat a healthy diet and drink lots of water and herbal teas, knowing skin care begins from within. I clean my face twice a day with a Norwex microfiber cloth and warm water. And for years I’ve used a face serum that I make myself, from coconut oil, essential oils, vitamin E and raw organic honey.

So when Smartr Skin contacted me, about trying two of their skin care products, I did my research before saying yes. I immediately appreciated that their products are vegan, cruelty free and paraban and phthalate free as well. Plus, the inclusion of natural ingredients impressed me.

I received Smartr Skin Eye Treament and the Moisturizer. After trying them for several weeks, these are my results and my honest opinion.

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A Better Idea for Skin Care

Smartr Skin is a physician created line of skin care products. The company embraces a whole-person view of health. They believe that feeling healthy and confident is a result of caring for the whole self…body, mind and spirit.

They also believe that smarter, higher quality ingredients lead to better results. Therefore, they’ve created custom formulations from clean ingredients that nourish the skin, from the inside out.

Smartr Skin cruelty free products
Smartr Skin cruelty free products. Graphic from company website.

Smartr Skin Eye Treatment

This lightweight, deionized water based lotion absorbs easily and quickly into the delicate skin in the eye area. A small drop goes a long way, without leaving behind a greasy residue.

The lotion is unscented and rich with superior anti-aging ingredients such as aloe vera gel, hydrolyzed rice bran protein, and extracts of grape, cucumber, pineapple, passion flower and lemon.

Use Smartr Skin Eye Treatment morning and evening to minimize the appearance of dark circles, puffy bags and wrinkles beneath the eyes. This silky formula firms and lifts, while helping fresh new skin cells to form.

Smartr Skin Begins with Eye Treatment
Smartr Skin begins with Eye Treatment

My Results Using Smartr Skin Eye Treatment

As a teen I first began paying special attention to the delicate under eye area. Over the years, I’ve used a variety of lotions and serums. This area around the eyes is the first to show signs of aging. My desire is to age gracefully. However, taking excellent care of my skin is important to me as well.

I’m finding, I can do both!

I love the Smartr Skin Eye Treatment. The lotion smooths easily onto the under eye area and the lids. A small amount covers the lids and under eye area and I smooth the remainder over my forehead.

This luscious treatment firms and smooths the skin. I can see and feel the difference . My skin feels soft and yet toned, and drinks this lotion up.

Smartr Skin Eye Treatment
Smoothing on a drop of Smartr Skin Eye Treatment. No makeup yet.

Smartr Skin Moisturizer

This gentle, rich formula hydrates the skin, locking in moisture for a healthy, glowing complexion without clogging pores. Great for all skin types, the moisturizer repairs sunspots, eases dry patches and minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines.

The superior ingredients in Smartr Skin Moisturizer include sweet almond oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein, aloe vera gel, and extracts of avocado, carrot root, cucumber, ginseng root and linden tree leaf.

Use the moisturizer morning and evening on the entire face, neck and chest to improve skin’s ability to retain moisture, and to reduce inflammation and protect from free radicals.

Smartr Skin Moisturizer
Hydrate with Smartr Skin Moisturizer.

My Results Using Smartr Skin Moisturizer

I appreciate the moisturizer as well as the eye treatment. The lotion is so creamy and lightweight, absorbing quickly into the skin.

My routine the last few weeks is to clean and gently dry my skin and then apply the eye treatment around my eyes and upward onto my forehead. As it absorbs I brush my teeth and get ready for bed or for the day, depending on whether it is evening or morning. I then smooth on a small amount of moisturizer, paying attention to my cheeks and the skin around my mouth. Any remaining lotion goes on my neck and upper chest.

I still use my homemade serum on my lips. To give the Smartr Skin products a fair try, I have not used my serum otherwise. Honestly, I love how my skin looks and feels, using these amazing products. My complexion seems clearer and brighter and my skin is more toned and resilient. And I’m grateful for the natural ingredients and the cruelty free practices.

Not only do I intend to keep using these two products, I want to try more of the Smartr Skin line, including the Vitamin C Serum and the Jade Roller for the Face.

The skin is the body’s largest organ…and often the most neglected. If healthy skin is important to you, like it is to me, check out the Smartr Skin products, for men and for women, on their website HERE. Use my discount code CINDYM20OFF to save 20% off your order!

Smartr Skin Healthier Skin
Smartr Skin means healthier skin. Both products used and a small amount of BOOM makeup applied.

Pick up the Trio Bundle

This bundle includes Vitamin C Serum, Moisturizer and Eye Treatment, for a special sale price!

And Smartr Skin products are available on Amazon as well. Check out the Jade Roller here.

 

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