Jan Marini Clean Zyme cleanser & Skin Zyme mask review

Jan Marini

About Jan Marini:

 Founded in 1994, the San Jose , CA-based Jan Marini Skin Research, Inc. (JMSR) is a recognized leader and innovator in skin care that is committed to continually expanding and improving the professional skin care market. JMSR’s two primary focuses are to provide innovative technologies that deliver proven measurable results and an unwavering commitment to our customers.

About these products:

Clean Zyme cleanser and Skin Zyme mask are supplemental home care exfoliation products that have the ability to remove dead skin cells without harming sensitive or irritated tissues. Use anytime for an immediate polished look! Intended to be used as a pair. Both products are also great when used as part of a comprehensive skin care regimen.

The key ingredient is Proteolytic Enzyme – Papain from Green Unripened Papaya. I’ve heard papaya is a wonderful & natural exfoliant for the skin.  This duo can also be used on all skin types.

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My thoughts: 

This duo is good for acne & anti-aging. The process is easy and isn’t messy.  The cleanser smells really good and it the scent is familiar, I just can’t put my finger on it. I even had my mom smell it and we were trying to figure it out.  I was surprised that both items were green! After taking off the cleanser, I applied the Skin Zyme . Make sure you use the Clean Zyme to help take off the Skin Zyme. It helps loosen it up & makes it easier to come off.  I like that even though it was on 15 minutes, it wasn’t hard or stiff. My skin wasn’t red and I didn’t feel any irritation while using this duo. I did enjoy the cool refreshing feeling when washing it off.   After using the duo , my skin felt clean, soft, plump, and healthy looking. I have had some blemishes pop up and while using this noticed that they have gone away quicker.   Make sure to follow me on Instagram ( ThatThriftyChick) where I post updates & mini reviews.

Skin Zyme

How to use:

Clean Zyme should be applied in place of regular cleanser and left on 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a clean, wet and wrung out washcloth using lukewarm water. Blot dry.

Apply Skin Zyme in a thin even layer over entire face (and neck, if desired) and allow to remain for up to 20 minutes. To remove Skin Zyme, apply a small amount of Clean Zyme to face and massage very gently to achieve emulsification. Remove with a washcloth and splash face 10 to 15 times with lukewarm water. Blot dry and follow with usual Skin Care Management products and/or moisturizer.

Find out more here: https://www.janmarini.com/skin-care-products/exfoliate/clean-zyme-skin-zyme

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Beach Hair Don’t Care

I was sent HASK’s New Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Collection to try.

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The shampoo, conditioner and texture spray are formulated with a combination of lustrous pearl extract to nourish locks and coconut oil to hydrate.

No time or money for a vacation? You can get those beachy waves with Hask’s new Hawaiian Sea salt beach texture collection. The Hawaiian sea salt enhances your “ocean-sprayed” waves while an infusion of blue seakale helps protect hair, leaving it healthy and strong so you can achieve vacay-inspired locks all year round without the elements taking a toll.

Main Ingredients:
HAWAIIAN SEA SALT: provides minerals hair craves.
PEARL EXTRACT: deeply nourishes to cater to hair’s summertime needs.
COCONUT OIL: replenishes moisture to damaged hair.
BLUE SEAKALE: fights environmental stress.

Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Collection is FREE of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.

Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Shampoo $7.99
Bring the shore to your shower all year long with this luxurious texturizing shampoo. Formulated with Hawaiian sea salt for beachy texture, lustrous pearl extract for nourishment, coconut oil for moisture and blue seakale to help protect hair. Surf’s up!

Hawaiian Sea Salt Beach Texture Conditioner $7.99
Let your hair hang loose with this lightweight, texturizing conditioner. Hawaiian sea salt adds texture and enhances loose waves, while a nourishing infusion of lustrous pearl extract and hydrating coconut oil adds shine. Blue seakale helps protect and leaves hair feeling healthy.

Hawaiian Sea Salt Makin’ Waves Texture Spray $7.99
Make waves with this unique dual phase formula infused with Hawaiian sea salt for piecey, touchable texture and coconut oil to help nourish. Say Aloha to a soft, sexy, un-done style.

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My thoughts:

I like to use hair products a little bit more before giving an opinion. On top of that I just cut off 10 inches of hair! So I’m getting used to my hair and my hair is sort doing its own thing lol  So here is a quick take on my experience so far.

The shampoo & conditioner left my hair smelling good . I could tell that it did help my waves stay intact.

The texture spray I think is good for when you want to do a style and your hair is too ‘clean’ . I think this product would help hold a style more and help curls stay … if you have problems with that. It was ok but not my favorite texture spray I’ve tried ( so far anyway) . I could feel the product in my hair and didn’t like that feeling.

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Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF 35 review

Moving to Florida I make it a point to wear sunscreen daily.
I’m always look for a good face SPF because I want my skin to look healthy & young.

Neostrata Sheer Hydration SPF

You can buy it on their site www.neostrata.com for $48

About this moisturizer :
NeoStrata Sheer Hydration SPF is a light, oil-free daily hydrator that helps control and reduce oiliness, while providing broad spectrum sunscreen protection. This sheer formula also helps even skin tone and improve skin firmness while providing broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Formulated with patented NeoGlucosamine which is clinically proven to help diminish the appearance of dark spots, for a more even skin tone, and improved texture and firmness. Broad spectrum sunscreen protects the skin from burning and further sun damage, while Phytotal, a botanical blend, helps to control and reduce oiliness without irritation. Oil-free, fragrance-free. Non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic.

What it does:

– Helps control and reduce oiliness
– Evens skin tone and improves skin firmness
– Provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection
– Oil-free
– Non-comedogenic

How to use: Apply liberally to face and neck daily, 15 minutes before sun exposure. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating. Reapply at least every 2 hours.
Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10am – 2pm, and wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats.

Key ingredient: NeoGlucosamine, Phytotal, Broad spectrum sunscreen

Recommended usage: Daily/AM

What I thought:

Neostrata Sheer hydration was easy to use in my morning routine. The pump was easy to get product out and easy to get the right amount I needed . It has a light scent of sunscreen but went away quickly. My skin did look a little oily when I first applied it to my skin but it absorbed quickly. My skin just looked and felt hydrated. My foundation went on top nicely along with other makeup  and didn’t pill up. I used it daily and didn’t break out.  Overall I think this is a great product that hydrates & protects skin without leaving skin feel greasy.

 

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New HASK Dry Shampoo Collection

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One of my must have products is dry shampoo.  I’ve seen Hask hair products in the past but mostly for shampoo, conditioner, and hair care products.  I was very happy to see that they have dry shampoo as well.   I was able to choose one of the four new dry shampoos they have available.  I ended up choosing charcoal because it felt like ti would be best for my hair.

All of their Dry Shampoos are Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.

  • You can find these products at Ulta & they retail for about $7.99 .

Make sure to check Ulta ( in store or online)  , sign up for their catalog, and their reward program. If you use my link here to get $10 off $30 . That way you can see when they have deals. They recently had BOGO 50% off on their dry shampoos.

ARGAN DRY SHAMPOO
Infused with an orange citrus scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Removing excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight, argan infused formula that will leave your second day hair even fresher than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair revived, bouncy and clean. Saving time has never been this glamorous!

COCONUT DRY SHAMPOO
Infused with a tropical coconut scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Removing excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight, coconut infused formula that will leave your second day hair even fresher than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair bouncy, vibrant and clean. The tropical escape your hair has been waiting for!

CHARCOAL PURIFYING DRY SHAMPOO

Hask Dry Shampoo Charcoal
Infused with a botanical citrus scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and artificial colors.
Ridding your scalp of excess oil is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash or extend the life of your style with this lightweight formula that will leave your second day hair even cleaner than the first. Ultra-fine rice starch infused with charcoal powder acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor, leaving hair soft and clean. The days of oily hair are now over!

CHIA SEED VOLUMIZING DRY SHAMPOO
Infused with a floral tea scent
Long-lasting Oil Absorption
Your ultimate hair care pick-me-up is now easier than lather, rinse and repeat. Skip a wash and extend your style with this lightweight, chia seed infused formula to transform hair from lifeless to voluminous. Ultra-fine rice starch acts quickly to soak up oil, sweat and odor leaving hair big, bouncy and clean. Amping up your beauty routine has never been this easy!

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I enjoyed the citrus scent, it was a nice pick me up at any time of day I used it. It wasn’t strong and smelled refreshing.  There was no residue left on my dark brown hair which sometimes can be an issue with dry shampoo. If there was, it easily absorbed and mixed into my hair. It last all day and really didn’t need to apply during the day.

It absorbed the oil quickly and my hair looked great. I could go another day or 2..maybe 3 without washing my hair. Which was perfect for when I drove from CT to FL recently.  Also with sweating here in FL ( I forgot how hot & humid it is all the time) I need a little help. My scalp gets oily but if I was my thick long locks often my scalp get oily quicker and my hair doesn’t look as healthy or bouncy.  This definitely shot up in my top 3 for dry shampoos.  I also like that I can find it at Ulta make sure to check other places that you have seen Hask being sold at as well.

Make sure to follow Hask on
Instagram to stay up to date with the brand.

Also how cute/ funny is this tote bag Hask sent me?

Hask Tote Bag

What is your favorite dry shampoo?  Have you tried any Hask hair products? Which ones?

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Derma E: Same formula , new packaging

One of my favorite eco-ethical brands, DERMA E is changing something up. Don’t worry, they will still have their great formulas. It’s their packaging!

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A little about the brand:

Since 1984, Dermae has been committed to our health, wellness, & environmental sustainability.They have high ethical standards and never compromise on skin health and safety. Their 100% vegan, cruelty-free formulas do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates,petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs.

Purchases also support global communities and the environment.

You can find out more about the brand & the products they carry on their website http://www.dermae.com

In September they started to launch their new design and will roll out until March 2017. So if you notice something different when you go to pick up your favorite Derma E skincare product  at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Ulta , ect… don’t be alarmed.

 

Derma E new & old packaging

 

The first product to be in the new pack will be their Hydrating, Anti Wrinkle and Firming collections along with our best-selling Microdermabrasion Scrub + Overnight Peel.

DERMA E will be getting a fresh new look overall. They want to update their look & brand in general. On social media, in stores, their website, & more. Based on their mission, values, & heritage that have not changed, their new look & feel will be 100% DERMA E.

I couldn’t agree more. When I opened the box and saw the new design next to the old one I think it fits with their image perfectly.  It looks fresh, simple, calming, & more upscale.

Hydrating Night Cream: (new packaging)

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Retails for $29.50

Apply on cleansed skin on face & neck at night in upward motions. This anti-aging cream is rich, hydrating, and leaves skin feeling really smooth. It absorbs nicely into the skin without leaving skin looking or feeling greasy.

It has vegan based hyaluronic acid which helps plump, soften, smooth, tone and rehydrate skin. Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants, Vitamins C and E, green tea, and soothing Aloe, this formula helps defend skin from free radicals and the effects of the environment.

Hydrating Day Creme

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Retails for around $29.50

Apply in the morning to cleansed skin. This is a lightweight formula that absorbs without leaving skin feeling or looking  greasy. Make up goes on top with no problem & you dont have to worry about pilling.

This has hyaluronic acid which is nature’s moisture magnet to help replump the skin.  Enriched with anti-aging antioxidants Green Tea, Vitamins C and E, and soothing Aloe, this formula helps defend skin from free radicals and the effects of the environment. Ideal for dry, dehydrated skin that needs long-lasting moisture throughout the day, this crème delivers maximum hydration while helping diminish the signs of aging for softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

How do you like the new packaging? 

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Valentia’s Skin Detoxifying Clay Mask Review

I was so happy I was sent another product from Valentia’s skincare line. This time I tried their detoxifying clay mask. It is alcohol & paraben free. Made in the USA. 98% natural ingredients. Cruelty free.

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Here are the key ingredients in this mask & what they do:

Kaolin Clay : The foundation of this mask is Kaolin Clay, a gentle but powerful clay widely known for its detoxifying powers. Kaolin clay minerals draw out skin impurities, improve skin tone, and tighten pores for smoother firmer skin.

Plants Stem Cells, 3% : This French developed constituent naturally decreases the level of pro-aging toxins. This helps to soothe the skin, reduce redness, and improve evenness.

Wakame Bioferment, 2% : One of the only known substances known to tackle aging at the source. Derived from seaweed, a natural youthening ingredient, it delivers potent anti-aging effects, boosting cell efficiency to minimize damage at the cellular level where aging begins.

Vitamin C, 5% : Latest research shows Vitamin C plays a key role in combating exposure to everyday environmental elements like sunlight and air pollution. Vitamin C protects skin for harmful UV rays and neutralizes free radicals to combat fine lines, wrinkles, and improve skin tone and texture.

Matrixyl, 3% : A unique peptide that specifically work by stimulating collaged synthesis and skin repair. This means the protein collagen of skin is increased, giving skin its elasticity.

CoQ10, 1% : Occurring naturally in the human body and responsible for cell production, CoQ10 lessens the appearance of wrinkles by reducing free radical damage and stimulating healthy collagen production.

What it does:

  • Draw out skin impurites
  • Improve skin tone
  • Reduce pore size
  • Firm & strengthen the skin
  • Leaves skin feeling smoother

How to use it:

1-2 times per week depending on your skin type. Dry skin types use once per week, and oily or acne prone skin types twice per week. Apply a generous amount, about a quarter size amount or enough to cover face completely, making sure to avoid your eye area. Leave on for about 15-20 minutes or until mask dries. Use a damp cloth and warm water to remove the mask.  Use circular motions to remove the mask.

What I thought:

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My new favorite mask. I loved the smell of it , smelled natural & pleasant. I was expecting it to be thicker but it was on the thinner side. I was also expecting it to be a darker color. Not too thin or watery where its dripping off your face though. I applied it over my face and felt a slight burning sensation but only for a few seconds and it went away. It started to dry but no too tight where it was uncomfortable. I left it on for about 15 minutes. When its dry you can see all the oil from your pores.Yuck!

up close and personal………

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Then I took a warm damp cloth and rubbed in circular motions . This right here is why I love this mask,  its like a 2 for 1. The natural fibers  from the hibiscus & cranberry help exfoliate your skin to slough off dead skin leaving it soft & smooth. When the clay was off my face wasn’t red like with other masks, even with the exfoliating. My skin did look brighter & healthier after using it. I will be adding this to my beauty must haves list. Great way to pamper your skin and yourself.

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WHEN …your skin needs a little something extra

Do you love sheet masks? I do. They are another great way to get your skin looking great. Plus its fun to look a little silly and/or creepy while it is on your face.

I recently learned about a company, When. I also tried out 2 of their 5 sheet masks.

A little info on When

Launched in Korea, When aims at using advanced bio-cellulose technology to create innovative face masks with superior adhesion and hydrating effect. The all-natural bio-cellulose sheet that When uses is made from coconuts, which is gentle enough to treat burn patients. Despite its light weight, the bio-cellulose sheet can hold essence 100 times its weight, that is 10 times more than fabric or paper mask sheets. As much essence as it holds, the bio-cellulose sheet delivers essence to skin with minimum wastage by maintaining exceptional dermal contact.

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There are 5 masks to choose from:

• Travelmate- Refreshes
• 10PM- Replenishes
• Snow Magic- Brightens
• Glamour Base- Prepares
• The Last Choice- Hydrates

I picked out Snow Magic & Glamour Base to try.

Night 1- Snow Magic

I like using masks at night because I feel like the essence left on your skin sits longer , without any make up which helps penetrate for better results.

This mask is made of a jelly like sheet made from coconut juice &  is infused with light serum. This mask also contains niacinamide and aloe vera leaf extract for brighter, glowing skin. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.

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When you take if out of the  package and it is wedged between a plastic and paper mask. This also made it easy to unfold without worrying about ripping it. I peeled them off and put the jelly mask on my face. I really like the jelly mask because it was easy to contour and adjust to your face a lot better than the paper ones. It stayed on place, it was refreshing, & also had a natural light scent to it.

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I waited 30 minutes as directed. I took it off and my skin didn’t feel sticky but I felt a little like something was on my face ( the left over essence). I massaged my skin a little in circular motions and went to bed.

When I woke up my skin looked healthy & did look a little brighter. I was very pleased with Snow Magic.

There was also left over essence in the bag that I also put on my chest. I also used a the little left over for the next night.

 

Glamour Base

Make up looks great when you skin is hydrated. This mask will help you skin be smooth & supple for long lasting better looking make up for any day or a big event.

Just like the Snow Magic mask, it is a jelly mask made with coconut juice & serum. It contains adenosine, collagen and peptides to help improve skin elasticity. All When masks contain hyaluronic acid and ginseng extracts to help keep skin healthy.

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I put this on after I got out of the shower. I waited 30 minutes and peeled it off. WOW! My skin was so smooth , soft, & looked great. These are officially my new favorite masks. They are so hydrating & make my skin look & feel great. After each mask my skin looked so healthy. Definitely try these!!

Where to buy When masks:

They retail for $7 for 1 mask

• Sephora
• Ulta Beauty
• Anthropologie (online only)
• Bartell Drugs
• Beautychoice.com (online only)
• Birchbox (online only)
• Rickys NYC
• Starboard Cruise Services

 

I’m officially a fan and love that I can pick them up at Sephora or Ulta!

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