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Sun*Si’Belle Organic Moisturizer Review | Anti-Aging SPF 30+ Lotion Toxin Free with Antioxidants

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Sun Si'Belle OrganicSun Si'Belle Organic Moisturizer is a pregnancy safe age defying lotion that is packed with antioxidant properties.

The lotion should be non greasy, water resistant and leave skin firmer as well as more hydrated. It also provides a gentle exfoliating system from the black willow bark and fruit extract that helps the skin get rid of dead cells, leaving a brighter complexion.

This moisturizer is gluten and paraben free, which means it doesn't contain any chemical preservatives like some other creams on the market. Another bonus with this moisturizer is that it contains an SPF 30+.

It also consists of Caviar extract which is rich in vitamins A, D, B1, B2, B6 and micro-elements Co, Cu, P, Si, Zn, Vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B12, folic acid as well as amino acids.

The presence of Helichrisum essential oil possess' strong anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of all the essential oils, which helps fight acne and breakouts. If you prefer an unscented moisturizer Sun Si'Belle also does a unscented version.

Users Conclusions

I have compiled the lists below from the reviews of the people using the moisturizer.


  • Organic
  • No toxins
  • Moisturizing
  • Non sticky
  • Light texture
  • Hydrating
  • SPF 30+
  • Lightly Exfoliating


Deionized Water (Aqua), Organic Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Palmitate (Palm Oil), Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Hybrid Sunflower) Oil, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Organic Argania spinosa (Argan) Oil , Caviar Extract, Pumila Mill (Apple) fruit extract, Citrullus lanatus (Watermelon) fruit extract, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) fruit extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract , Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry Seed Oil), Lavandula Augustifolia (Lavender Extract), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hyaluronic Acid, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Essential Oil, Organic Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi / Kojic Acid)), Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed Oil), Cannabis Sativus (Hemp Seed Oil), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum (Tamanu Oil), Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut Oil), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Euterpe Oleracea (Acai), Vaccinum Macrocarpon (Cranberry), Spirulina Maxima (Spirulina), Carica Papaya (Papaya), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber), Organic Rosa Canina (Rosehip Seed Oil), Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Stabilized Vitamin C), Lecithin, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, (safe, paraben-free food grade preservative), Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Allantoin, Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Xanthan Gum, Relaxation Essential Oil Blend ( Lavender Oil, Ylang Ylang Oil, Sage Oil and Geranium Oil) Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (6.5%), Titanium Dioxide (2.5%). NON-NANO Particles.

To Sum Up

Users have given Sweetsensation Therapy the thumbs up on the creation of this organic moisturizer. They like how it is non greasy, hydrating, contains an SPF 30+ and doesn't contain toxins.

I was unable to find any negative comments about this lotion, all the reviews I read gave it full marks.

This seems like a great product that could be worth a try, especially pregnant women who are looking to change some of their usual products.

The only factor to let this product down is the price as it does retail at $48 for a 3.5oz bottle, which is very expensive but if you can fit it into your budget could be worth a try.

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Moisturizing Photo Op Under Eye Brightener Review | Smashbox Covers Dark Circles & Reduces Wrinkles

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Smashbox Photo Op Under Eye BrightenerPhoto Op Under Eye Brightener by Smashbox is devised to moisturize and brighten ready for concealer application.

The formula comes in a tube with a brush applicator, similar to a lip gloss applicator.

It helps to fight the ongoing battle most of us have with dark circles under our eyes with ingredients like vitamin C, red wine extract and peptides.

Smashbox have also added marine collagen to help fill fine lines and wrinkles from under the eye area.

This sounds like a good product that will give your eyes a little boost on those early mornings, so you can look awake even if you don't feel it. Well that it what its designed to do but does it actually work?

Users Conclusions

I have compiled a list below of what the users think of Smashbox's eye brightener:


  • Easy to use
  • Brightens under eyes
  • Covers minor dark circles
  • Lightweight


  • Shimmery ( a few people like this )
  • Expensive
  • A little watery


Water (Aqua), Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Emulsifying Wax NF, Steareth 21, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Steareth 2, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium PCA, Squalane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Lecithin, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Laurate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Steareth 20, N Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide 3, Cholesterol, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Diacetyl Boldine, Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen, Silanetriol, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole, Fructose Oligosaccharides, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Biotite, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tetrahexydecyl Ascorbate, Polydodecanamideaminium, Triazadiphenylethenesufonate, Polyvinylalcohol Crosspolymer, May Contain (+/-): Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

Directions Of Use

Before concealer, apply Photo Op Under Eye Brightener under eyes with the brush applicator, then blend out using fingers. For a lifted and youthful appearance, highlight the inner corners of the eye and orbital bone.

To Sum Up

There was mixed reviews with this under eye brightener with some patrons happy with the dark circle coverage. While others found it too shimmery and didn't think it made any difference to their under eye area.

Some users thought that at $18 it is slightly lavishly priced considering they found it more shimmery than effective. However, it did work for some patrons, so might be worth a try if you don't mind paying the high price tag.

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Philosphy Daily Facial Moisturizer Review | ‘Hope in a Jar’ Face Cream to Smooth Skin

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Philosphy's Hope in a JarPhilosphy's Hope in a Jar appears to be aptly named given the mixed reviews of this product. Some adore and others loath it, so it seems you just have to try this product and hope for the best.

It is a daily facial moisturizer and Philosophy say it is suitable for all skin types, although numerous individuals have experienced some side effects such as flaky skin. However, for everyone that has a side effect, there's someone else singing its praises.

Philosphy claims the cream will reduce wrinkles, smooth and hydrate skin in days. Whereas some ladies using it found that it can take a few weeks for the smoothing effects to kick in, possibly as your skin adjusts to the moisturizer.

It is available with SPF which I would recommend as this prevents sun damage and you can also get it for dry sensitive skin too.

Some have described it as being a bit too heavy for oily skin so may block pores, and their are mixed opinions over whether the product feels greasy or not.

Chemically Smooth

This moisturizer is not a good choice for fans of natural ingredients as it is packed with a variety of synthetic chemicals. Chemically enhanced moisturizers are very common, so this doesn't necessarily scream danger, but it has resulted in adverse reactions in some people.

Check the ingredient list to ensure you aren't allergic to any of the chemicals, and if you are unsure it may be worth trying the product on your neck for a few days to see how your skin reacts. Every girl is different, and what works for one skin type won't work for another.

Bad Smell?

The smell of this product has caused some complaints. While some don't seem to notice or even like the smell, others have described it as a 'rancid citrus fruit smell' so be warned. Typically it is described as a medicinal smell, likely as a result of the many synthetic chemical ingredients.


Lauryl Lactate,Behenic Acid, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone,Pentaerythrityl Tetracaprylate/Tetracaprate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Retinyl Palmitate, Stearic Acid, Panthenol, Betaglucan, Lavender Oil, Diazolidinyl Urea.

Worth a Try?

The 'Hope in a Jar' moisturizer can lean on the more expensive side of the fence depending on where you get it. However, it is an Amazon bestseller with many people singing its praises. Despite that there's just as many people disappointed with the product. It is just one of those try it and see kind of products.

It is available in 4oz, 2oz and 0.5oz and ranges in price from $20 - $60 depending on where you buy it.

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