Saturday, June 13, 2009

Facials On-The-Go!...

We all know that as on-the-go women, fitting a facial into our busy schedules can be very difficult, if not impossible. And with the economy the way it is now and as budgeting becomes a top priority, it can be equally as difficult to justify spending $50-$200 on a skin treatment every 3-6 weeks. This is where home treatments come in, now I'm not saying you should stop seeing your facialist...no! Not at all, what I am suggesting is a quick addition to you regular routine that will give your skin the pick-me-up it needs!


If you haven't already heard of Apivita or tried their products, allow me introduce you:



"EXPRESS is a complete range of personal creams and masks that use fruit and vegetable extracts to provide a unique nutritional "menu" for the face, body and hair. Express products are available in modern, monodose, travel-friendly packaging which allows you to mix and match different creams and masks to create your own personal skin "diet"."

I'll be reviewing my favorite Apivita Natural Products. From the Express line of masks, Cleansing Tissues and Scrubs.

My Personal Favorites:

Cleansing Tissues 3 in 1

"Toning face-cleansing tissues and make-up removers for face and eyes." These cleansing tissues are great for those RARE* nights when you come home too late and too tired, just wanting to fall into bed without to washing your makeup off. Just unfold, wipe your face and neck and toss! It's just that easy*. Comes in a box of 10. (*please don't do this every night!)

Active Ingredients: Mild cleansing agents, chamomile extract, panthenol, essential oils.
Benefits: Effectively cleanses skin and removes make-up from face and eyes, tones and invigorates the skin, suitable for all skin types.

Every Day Face Scrub with Apricot

This "mild exfoliating face scrub" is great for a quick and effective scrub to help slough off dead cells, revealing a healthier glow. The exfoliating grains of jojoba gently exfoliate, without causing irritation. Great for all skin types. Comes in a box of 12.

Active Ingredients: Exfoliating grains of jojoba, apricot oil, calendula, panthenol, essential oils.

Benefits: Removes dead cells from the surface of the skin encouraging skin cell renewal, improves skin appearance and texture, and suitable for all skin types, even on a daily basis.


Aqua Plus Face Mask with Cucumber

I really like this one...the Aqua Plus Face Mask is an ultra-hydrating made with hyaluronic acid, a excellent water binder which holds remarkable amount weight in water! (yes that's a good thing for your skin but not your body...) This mask makes my skin feel soft and supple, is suitable for all skin types and it's benefits and ingredients are great! Comes in a box of 12.

Active Ingredients: Cucumber extract, avocado oil, hyaluronic acid, cocoa butter, vitamin E, essential oils.
Benefits: Deeply moisturizes and invigorates the skin, soothes from irritations, enhances skin elasticity.
Skin Food Face Mask with Honey
I LOVE almost anything with honey, it's so nourishing and full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, aiding in the healing of skin. So it's only natural that the Skin Food Face Mask would be one of my top picks. Comes in a box of 12.
Active Ingredients: Honey, wheat extract and wheat proteins, vitamin E, essential oils.
Benefits: Effectively nourishes skin, helping to tone and restore natural health and glow, enhances skin elasticity and suitable for all skin types.

Calming Face Mask with Dittany of Crete

This is an ultra calming mask that contains Dittany of Crete, an herb Native only to the mountains of Crete. This perennial plant has medicinal purposes, and is used to "heal wounds, soothe pain, cure snake bites, and ease childbirth. " The use of Dittany of Crete and chamomile in this calming mask makes it ideal for sensitive skin types, helping to calm and soothe irritation. Comes in a box of 12.

Active Ingredients: Dittany of Crete, chamomile oil, organic olive oil, phytotal.

Benefits: Soothes irritated skin types, combats and prevents irritation and ideal for sensitive skin types.

FYI:

These products come individually packaged, so if you're concerned about their impact on the environment, it is probably best not to use them everyday. Perhaps you can use them once a week or once every 2 weeks, or even once a month, and course recycle whatever you can.

Where to find:

Express Cleansing and Scrubs

Express Face Masks

Can't decide on which to try?

Check out these mix-and-match kits:

Party Recovery Kit

Express Weekend Spa - Moisturizing Treatment

Express Weekend Spa - Firming Treatment

And that's it!
I hope you'll like these products as much as I do!!

Stay Beautiful!


4 comments:

LexieBlue said...

Nice blog! I saw your propic in somebody else's blog and came right over here to find out what is the name of the pink lipstick your wearing in it? (if you dont mind sharing :-) please)

Kade Boteh said...

Hey LexieBlue, thanks! I don't mind sharing at all. It's Rose Hip from Milani. It cost me about $5 bucks...and it's probably my favorite bright lipstick. :-) Lined my lips with a bright pink liner by NYX, 835 Pinky. I believe the color is also comparable to Funny Face by Nars.

Thanks for checking my blog out!!

Kelly Nina Kiyyah said...

uhm...so yeah I spend quite a bit of money on facials! This post is totally heaven sent! I am getting this lines products ASAP! Especially the makeup wipe thingy's and the the Aqua Plus Face Mask with Cucumber. Sounds like my kinda products! I'll be back to let you know how I like them! Nice blog!!! Def be back soon!

-Kelly of *AF* Girls

www.theafgirls.com

Kade Boteh said...

Hey Kelly, I'm glad you like! :-) Thanks for stopping by, let me know what you think.