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I am a huge proponent of exfoliating scrubs. I love the feel of my skin after removing the dull, dead layer, revealing the fresh new skin beneath. I definitely use a facial scrub a few times a week. I have not been as diligent with the rest of my body, until now. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish is such a wonderful product to use in the shower, and the results were so amazing I have added full body exfoliation to my skin care regime.

I have enjoyed BioElixia products in the past. Their cellulite cream is amazing, and I noticed results after only a few uses. Using a body scrub also helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite as well. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish is an excellent choice. Natural ingredient Aloe Vera Extract provides a soothing, moisturizing feeling to my skin. Vitamin E has amazing anti-oxidant properties and is also soothing and moisturizing. Sweet Almond Oil is another source of Vitamin E, smoothing and nourishing skin naturally. Hyadisine ™ is an amazing active ingredient proven to be excellent in providing long lasting moisture as well as smoothing the appearance of the skin.

Bioelixia Exfoliating Body Polish Certified Fabulous

I used BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish in the shower. I immediately loved the ultra-fine white scrubby bits suspended in a super rich cream like formula. I hate large, scratchy particulate matter in an exfoliating scrub. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish met all of my criteria for a great scrub. A moderate amount in the palm of my hand was enough to cover my entire body, this product applies wonderfully, sticking to the skin instead of just falling away like many other scrubs. Because the scrubby particles are so fine in this product, it was super easy to scrub vigorously as I did not find the particles to be uncomfortable as they can be in other products. BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish rinsed away nicely, without leaving a residue. My skin felt soft, supple and new after using this amazing body polish.

I loved BioElixia Exfoliating Body Polish so much that I insisted my boyfriend use in the shower. He loved the way it felt when I applied to his back. His skin was also extremely soft and new feeling after using this amazing product from head to toe. The only downside is the packaging suggests to only use this scrub 2-3 times per week, and I really want to use it every day my skin felt so amazing!! I highly recommend this Body Polish!!

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Organic ingredients are amazing for a number of reasons. In order to be certified organic, ingredients must go through a certification process.  Organic ingredients are produced by farmers who emphasize the use of renewable resources and the conservation of soil and water to enhance environmental quality for future generations. Even though organic usually means higher priced, the importance of sustainable farming practices far outweighs the financial implications. Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub Lavender contains 15 Certified Organic ingredients. And it just so happens to be an amazing product to boot!!

Avalon Organics Lavender Scrub 10.14.13 Certified Fabulous

I use a facial scrub at least 3-4 times per week. I feel as though exfoliating is the best way to thoroughly remove dirt and oil, as well as revealing fresh new skin with the removal of dead skin cells. As we age, dryness, slower skin metabolism and years of exposure to the elements (or in my case the tanning bed), causes skin to appear dull, uneven and ashy. Avalon’s Lavender Luminosity skincare collection uses a combination of organic, plant-based ingredients to clean, treat, moisturize and soothe dull reactive skin. The use of Kombucha helps smooth the skins surface to enhance radiance. Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub Lavender helped to slough away my dull, flaky skin, uncovering skin that’s soft, smooth and vibrant. After using this product 3 times a week for 2 weeks, I noticed a big difference in my skin's clarity. 

If you are seeking an amazing scrub which contains wonderful ingredients such as Arnica, Green Tea, Pumpkin Seed, Licorice root and Lavender (all Certified Organic and contain many beneficial properties), you should truly try Avalon Organics Exfoliating Enzyme Scrub Lavender, I think you will be very satisfied.

Stacey

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Certified F.A.B.U.L.O.U.S. expert Jessica is featured on ehow.com to share with you skin care tips! In today's video see exfoliating products for your belly.
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For years, I struggled with skin issues and in the past year and a half I've finally overcome my blemishes and have clear skin. But now my new skin obsession has begun and I’m on a never-ending quest for more radiant skin.

I've found a few miraculous serums that have definitely helped me to achieve that lit from within glow but have yet to find the ideal exfoliant. Exfoliating is the key to sloughing off dull skin cells and unveiling the radiant skin underneath so you can imagine my frustration when the scrubs I was trying weren't doing the trick.

Having given up I settled for my Clarisonic, which I use three times a week to exfoliate. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love my Clarisonic, but using it daily is too harsh for my sensitive skin even with the sensitive skin brushes.

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Enter the Amarté ExfoliPowder. At first I was a bit hesitant to give it a try. The fact that the exfoliator came in powdered form worried me. It brought me back to elementary school art class and all I could think was Powder + Water = Paste. But I was wrong and pleasantly surprised. The texture is creamy once activated with water and works up to a luxurious lather.

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I have been looking to create a hydrated dewy complexion this fall, but it is not so easy to come by. In order to achieve the true appearance of the hydrated complexion, I have chosen to focus on the skincare products that I have been using rather than makeup (makeup will only give me a slight imitation of the dewy look I'm aiming for). When I looked closely at the ASAP products that came into the Certified Fabulous office, I knew they would be the perfect fit to help achieve the desired hydrated dewy complexion! A little bit about the brand - ASAP is the leading cosmeceutical skin care company in Australia1. Their products are made in Australia from environmentally friendly ingredients that contain:

- no harmful chemicals

- no harsh ingredients

- no artificial fragrances

- no animal derivatives

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Well now that it's August, it will soon be time to transition from summer to fall. Sad, but true. I will try to hold onto summer for as long as I can, (we still have a few solid weeks of summer left), but I will need to start focusing on transitioning my summer products to fall products. Summer skin care is about sun protection (with a little sun tanning), moisturizing, refreshing products, nourishing products, etc. But as we spend less time in the blazing sun, we will want different products for our skin/hair care.

Weleda Birch Body Scrub 8.1.13Scrubs are a great product to keep your skin healthy from summer to fall. When the beach tan starts to fade, a gentle scrub will be very handy! If you have sensitive skin, you might shy away from a scrub, but this week I have one that might just do the trick! Weleda Birch Body Scrub gently exfoliates and smooths your skin. Some key ingredients are: organic birch leaves, vegetable based cleansers (great for sensitive skin), natural plant wax pearls, and organic & natural plant oils. These are skin replenishing ingredients that will help renew your skin, leaving you with soft, radiant skin. Weleda products are "no synthetic anything" - no synthetic preservatives, fragrances, or chemicals. Not only is that great for sensitive skin, but you can really feel good about using Weleda products. I often find it frustrating to learn of all the chemicals, and preservatives that are put into food and skincare, so I really take interest in brands that are dedicated to promoting a healthy skincare lifestyle. 

As for the actual scrub itself, you can apply it with a loofah or your hands in the shower. I just used my hands and massaged in a circular motions. It's not too thick so it's really easy to work with and massage into your skin. The beads were gentle yet still effective to get rid of the dead skin. It was in no way irritating and my skin felt extremely fresh and renewed! I also loved the earthy scent (maybe with a hint of lemon?). I looked forward to using it again, even just for the scent :) Another good bonus, this scrub comes in a tube instead of a jar - which makes it quick and easy to apply in the shower!

This is a great natural body scrub option at $12.00!

Looking for another body scrub? I have't found many that come in a tube like Weleda's (which I find extremely helpful) but I did find an intriguing body scrub from Angel Face Botanicals - Double Love Body Scrub with Himalayan Salt & Organic Lavender Essential Oils at $24.00. This body scrub will help improve the texture and appearance of your skin while also helping you relax with the pleasing lavender esssential oils.

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Sadly, today ends the OROGOLD Cosmetics week and I had the opportunity to experience one more product from the fabulous collection! 

OROGOLD exclusive 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling was a product I picked up from the variety we were given and I was under the impression it was a serum mask that I would leave on and either peel off or wash off after so much time of having it on. I was way wrong! It actually worked like an exfoliator...but not just any harsh scrubbing kind or rough feeling type...a gommage. 

What is a gommage? The only reason I know the answer to this is because I was introduced to a gommage about a year ago at a trade show and I was amazed by how uncommon they really are! A gommage, which means "scrub" in French, is a gentler kind of exfoliator. A cream (or sometimes paste) that is applied to the face and/or body that is massaged away. The rubbing action of the massage gently helps slough off dead skin cells, and is less aggressive than most other exfoliators.

Orogold 24K Brightening PeelThe OROGOLD 24 K Muti-Vitamin Deep Peeling specifically contains added beneficial ingredients such as multi-vitamins E, A, C B and Pro-B5, as well as antioxidants. Of course, such as the name suggests, they add their pure 24K gold (flecks that you can see!), which is backed by the authentication certificate included with the products. Gold from Italy! I LOVE Italy...*day dreaming*...

I applied this to my clean, dry face and started to massage one area until it pilled up on my face. It feels like balled up skin exfoliating and you know for sure when it is working and when it is done! I then rinsed the residue off with cool water and VOILA!  "Très belle" skin!  There was no irritation or pain and my skin was smooth and soft! It was left in perfect condition to soak up my serum effectively and it looked and felt so clean and refreshed.

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    I just purchased the peel as well. I find it to be fabulous. I love the way you can see the dirt just roll away. Made my face f
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Exfoliating works great for my skin. Its a neccessity. Whether it is summer or winter, I have dry skin that I need to get rid of! I have used exfoliating gloves, moisturizing + exfoliating washes, scrubs, etc., but I never imagined myself exfoliating with a product that contains gold. Well my next product I have to tell you about, contains exactly that...OROGOLD 24K Golden Body Scrub.

Orogold 24K Golden Body Scrub 7.3.13

I have been using this product a number of times this summer and it works flawlessly! Apply this scrub on damp skin, massage into your skin (I usually massage in circular motions) and then rinse! TIP: don't have water running directly over you as the grains won't have a chance to exfoliate as well. But do make sure your skin is damp enough so that the grains do not feel too rough. I have relatively sensistive skin, but did not have any issues using this scrub. This scrub left my skin rejuvenated, nourished (it also contains herbal extracts), smooth, and radiant! It was not at all drying, instead left a moisturizing layer (felt like an oil), and effectivly elimated the dry skin spots. My skin felt fresh and renewed! My skin also looked glowing as the moisturizing qualities really enhanced the whole product! This scrub did extactly what it claimed to do and will be most beneficial this summer!! Glowing skin is always a plus :)

If you have any exfoliating favorites, I would love to hear about them! 

Stay classy,

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For this week I have a facial cleanser that will revive dull skin just in time for summer! Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser has small beads that gently exfoliate your skin leaving you with a bright, clear, and smooth complexion. This cleanser is 100% natural with a high concentration of sea buckthorn that’s rich with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals for a more beautiful complexion. This cleanser was not too rough even with my sensitive skin. My skin felt thoroughly clean and refreshed! Everyone’s skin needs a little pick me up once in a while, so if your complexion is feeling a bit dull, this is just what you need to get that revived and refreshed look!

You can purchase SeabuckWonders Himalayan Sea Buckthorn Exfoliating Facial Cleanser for $16.97 at www.seabuckwonders.com

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High-Low Natural Exfoliating Facial Cleanser options:

Cure Natural Aqua Gel Exfoliator $32.00 on Amazon

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You’ve probably read about the benefits of drinking green tea, from lowering blood pressure to fighting cancer but have you heard about the benefits it has on your skin? dmSkincare botana-gel cleanser is a great gel-based foaming cleanser for all skin types and with key ingredients of both green tea and 04072013 botana gel cleanser dm skincare certified fabulous - Copycucumber; it will become your new favorite cleanser.

Research shows that green tea extract is naturally rich in antioxidants, which help protect the body from free radicals. Exposure to pollution and smoking as well as sunlight increases the number of free radicals in the blood, but the potent antioxidants found in green tea are believed to not only promote good health but also makes you look younger. And isn’t that the most important thing for a woman to hear? You bet!

With gentle exfoliation, calming botanicals and aloe for moisturizing, it removes oil and makeup and leaves a clean and smooth feeling. A perfect combination of botanicals along with Vitamin’s C & E makes this cleanser highly effective.

dmSkincare’s products are paraben, phthalate, sulfate and petroleum-free and do not contain harmful chemicals, preservatives, artificial fragrances or dyes.

 

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Is a perfect day for you a Sunday when you get up with the family and have nothing to do all day but hang out and relax? Or do you consider a perfect day when you went to work in a good mood and your day only got better with successful jobs you accomplished? Well no matter what that perfect day looks like for you, it starts the same way for all of us? The simple thought - What will today have in store for me? That is exactly where Cleanlogic comes into the game. They are stating that “ Cleanlogic’s body care line leaves your skin feeling clean, smooth and nourished. Its formulas are enriched with Nopal cactus extract, known for its soothing properties and natural extracts to moisturize and help rejuvenate skin.”

When we got the Cleanlogic Exfoliating Bath and Shower Mitts into our office I was the first one to say that I wash cloth finalwould love to try it. I love taking a warm, relaxing bath at night. And those of you who take a bath often know that when the water is very warm, which I think is nice, your skin gets irritated. Well the Cleanlogic Exfoliating Bath and Shower Mitt helped amazingly. It gently scrubs and rejuvenates your skin. A lot of wash cloths feel way too soft but this one is just perfect. It leaves you with a true feeling of relaxation and cleanliness.

A perfect ending to an hopefully perfect day…

- Claudia

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