Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Gorgeous Find: Organix Cosmetix Eye & Neck Cream

On a recent trip to TJ Maxx I decided to check out the skincare because I have been on the lookout for a new eye cream.  The winter months caused some drying under my eyes and along with my inherited morning puffiness it's just not a good look for the start of my days.  So my quest for a thoroughly hydrated and smooth eye area had me reading the labels of every eye product on the shelves.  I was quite unimpressed with most of what I saw but I'm glad I didn't give up because Organix Cosmetic Eye & Neck Cream caught my attention once I hit the bottom shelf.  
The side of the box read NO:
-SLS, Mineral oil, Silicone
-Emulsifiers like peg
-Synthetic perfumes and dyes
-Fatty alcohols or acids
-Propylene Glycol
-Isoproyl Myristate

I'm thinking, if all of this was removed from the previous eye creams I read they would just be bottles barely filled with water.  My interest was piqued for sure now. This aloe based cream is infused with shea butter, organic oils & Swiss plant extracts that nourish, protects and soothes.  BINGO! it is just the product I have been looking for and it cost $7.99.  Oh, and the little spoon that comes with it is a plus (keeping your fingers out of the product reduces product contamination) Now fast forward five weeks, I have been using this product and I love it.  The cream glides on smoothly and has a cool sensation as it absorbs quickly.  My eyes are no longer dry and the puffiness disappears within 20 minutes after application. When I feel really tired and my eyes need a pick me up, I apply the cream under my eyes then place a cool towel over top for about 5 minutes.  I get a quick relaxing moment and my eyes are rejuvenated.  This was indeed a great buy.

I did a quick search online and depending on what site you buy it from the price ranges from $14.99 -$79.99 .  So again, this was indeed a GREAT buy! Check your local TJ Maxx first.

me one morning after using cream: no makeup, no puffiness

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Soul Purpose's Happy Feet Collection

This is the season to get your feet sandal and flip flop ready and what better way than with a aroma therapeutic blend of French Lavender, Mediterranean Mint and other uplifting herbs.  I have been using the Happy Feet collection  by Soul Purpose for a few years now and I have to admit it really is the only product I  have been consistent in not changing.   Once I open a jar my senses are relaxed and ready for a spa experience.  The Happy Feet Collection is made up of four products that are packed with quality organic ingredients that have proven to work far beyond what the packaging says. What that means is this collection delivers multiple uses beyond it just being a foot product.
So here is the breakdown:

Foot Soak - has a  mineral salt base infused with various essential oils from the mint family.  This soak is full of anti inflammatory healing properties so it is great for relieving swollen tired feet and hands.  If your joints give you problems after a long day this soak will aid by helping to increase the circulation and relieving the incurred stress.

Foot Scrub - is great for feet and the body.  Vitamin rich oils softens, nourishes and smooths the skin while gently removing  dead skin cells.   Working this scrub in circular motions on your body will also penetrate those sore tired muscles, leaving you feeling cool and refreshed.

Organic Foot Cream - a wonderful cream  that cools, soothes, and smooths dry cracked skin.  This cream is also wonderful in aiding relief of sore muscles and joints.  If arthritis is an issue this is a wonderful cream that can help relieve the discomfort and stiffness that one sometimes experiences. Also, if you work on your feet all day rubbing the foot cream on your legs will help with keeping your circulation stimulated so when sitting you won't experience leg fatigue or cramping.

Foot Spray - I keep this in my bag during sandal wearing months.  This spray is wonderful for cooling and soothing hot feet, deodorizing sweaty feet, and relaxing tired feet.  The coolest thing about this product is it can be used as a pre treatment for a dry, itchy scalp.  The anti bacterial and astringent properties of witch hazel and tea tree oil  cleans the scalp, chamomile oil soothes, the mint oils stimulates, and aloe heals.  It's just a power packed multi use product!

The mint oils are a key factor in what makes this collection sing.  Here is a quick ingredient & benefits cheat sheet of the mint family oils that can be found in each of the products:
Eucalyptus -antiseptic, soothing, stimulating (promotes circulation) & relieves muscles
Menthol - antiseptic, astringent, soothing & cooling
Peppermint -antibacterial, stimulating, cooling & soothing
Spearmint - cleansing, healing, soothing & stimulating
Wintergreen- stimulating, relieves swelling, & freshens

The products can be bought individually ( price range $12-$30) or as full collection (pictured above, $75)

To aid my in home spa experience I make sure I have a natural bristle foot brush to apply the scrub (work in a circular motion to promote healthy blood flow & increase circulation), marbles to put in the foot bath (rolling your feet on them massages the pressure points and relieves stress), and warm towels( I wrap my feet after I massage so my pores can open up and receive the full benefits of the cream).  My feet are indeed happy after this soul Purpose experience.

disclaimer: i am affiliated with this company however i am not paid  or given any compensation for reviewing products. This is an honest review based upon my use of the is product


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