ASDM Beverly Hills Tepez Cream Review + Giveaway

I don’t know about you but I’ve never heard Tepezcohuite (Tepez-co-wee-teh ) Cream ,so it piqued my interest when ASDM Beverly Hills sent it to me to try out. It is great for people with sensitive skin and for those suffering from acne-prone skin.

Tepezcohuite Cream $22

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What is Tepezcohuite?

Tepezcohuite (mimosa tenuiflora) is a long held beauty secret that is derived from Mexico’s “skin tree”. For thousands of years, Tepezcohuite was used by the Mayans to treat numerous types of skin lesions. Since then, Mexico has used this powerful plant as a natural remedy for aging skin. As a powerful collagen stimulator & cellular regenerator, Tepezcohuite works miracles in effectively smoothing & improving the complexion. It is also a great remedy for irritated skin, as a result of its many healing properties.

What it does:

This natural skin healing cream is formulated to provide your skin with maximum moisture while simultaneously healing any irritation or burn. Great for individuals with sensitive skin and for those suffering from acne-prone skin. Helps reduce any inflammation or irritation caused by acne to reduce the frequency of breakouts. Can be used as an after shave moisturizer to heal any irritation and minor nicks and cuts. Recommended for use after any chemical peel. Helps to speed up the healing process for maximum results.

How to use:

Use twice a day , morning & night. Use the applicator to apply a small amount onto face. Massage into skin in a circular upwards motion until absorbed.

Tepez Cream

What’s in it?

Vitamin E: helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a powerful antioxidant, it also helps protect skin from harmful free radicals in the environment.

Honey Extract: Moisture-balancing extract derived from Honey consisting of Minerals, Amino Acids and Oligosaccharides. Makes skin velvety soft and supple.

Mango Extract: Mango extract is extremely high in Vitamin A, C and Beta Carotene. It helps prevent against the formation of lines and wrinkles. By preventing the degeneration of skin cells, flexibility of the skin is restored.

Tepezcohuite Tree Bark: Tepezcohuite (mimosa tenuiflora) is a long held beauty secret that is derived from Mexicos skin tree. For thousands of years, Tepezcohuite was used by the Mayans to treat numerous types of skin lesions. Since then, Mexico has used this powerful plant as a natural remedy for aging skin. As a powerful collagen stimulator & cellular regenerator, Tepezcohuite works miracles in effectively smoothing & improving the complexion. It is also a great remedy for irritated skin, as a result of its many healing properties. For this reason, Tepezcohuite powder was used during the aftermath of the 1986 earthquake in Mexico City. It successfully improved the healing rate and results of over 5000 burn victims. Powdered tepezcohuite tree bark contains a large percentage of Tannins which act as natural astringents and help stop bleeding. In addition, Tepezcohuite also contains Flavonoids which have anti-inflammatory properties.

Niacinamide: Niacinamide is also known as Vitamin B3. It also helps to visibly improve skins elasticity, maximizing skins protective barrier. As an additional treat, Niacinamide also helps to treat uneven skin tone, making it a must have for those struggling with wrinkles and breakouts.

Vitamin E: Helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a powerful antioxidant, it also helps protect skin from harmful free radicals in the environment.

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Aloe vera leaf extract helps to increase fibroblast replication, resulting in an increase in collagen and elastin fibers. Also improves skins health and healing abilities.

Vitamin C: Vitamin C is an powerful antioxidant rich active that scavenges and destroys reactive oxidizing agents and other free radicals. Because of this ability, it provides important protection against damage induced by UV radiation (and the DNA mutations and cancer that may result from it).

Grape Seed Extract: Grape seed extract is one of the most potent antioxidants out there, consisting of proanthocyanidins, polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. In addition, it has been shown to assist in wound healing and overall improving skins health. Heathy skin= younger skin!

My thoughts:

I like that the Tepez Cream comes with a little applicator. One thing I don’t like with jars is always sticking my finger in it. One I could possibly be contaminating it and it always get stuck under my nails. ( Tip: always wash hands before your skincare routine) I also like that , like their other products are made with natural ingredients. This is also made in the U.S.A

It has a distinct smell which goes away once its absorbed. It sort of earthy, not sure how else to describe it. I’ve been using it morning & night. I wake up and my skin is really soft, hydrated, & smooth. You can even feel it once it is absorbed after putting it on as well. I have not broken out & my make up still goes on smoothly.  I’ve been using this with ASDM Beverly Hills Vitamin C Serum & Hyaluronic Serum . I would say I’ve been using it 2 weeks now, I like it. The weather in the northeast has been all over the place warm to really cold to warm to cold again so its been keeping my skin hydrated and healthy looking.

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GIVEAWAY

 

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🎉Giveaway time 🎉 Tepez Cream $22 1.Must be following me @thatthriftychick 2.Like this photo 3. Answer: What is your favorite skincare tip to keep skin healthy? ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨*Extra Entry* Repost this photo with hashtag #ThatThriftyChickGiveaway3 & tag me @thatthriftychick in the caption •Account must be public during giveaway to be eligible •Open to U.S residents •Must be 18 or older • No giveaway accounts •Contest ends 1/9/15 11:59pm EST ☘Good luck! ☘ Check blog for more info on this cream ctcarra.wordpress.com ASDM Beverly Hills will handle fulfillment ,shipping, & handling for this giveaway. I'm not responsible for any lost or damaged items. #beauty #skincare #giveaway #beautygiveaway #bblogger

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  • I received this product complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

ASDM Beverly Hills Serums Review + Giveaway

I teamed up with ASDM Beverly Hills again and they sent me 3 products to try out. (The other product review will be posted in a few days) I really like ASDM Beverly Hills skincare because they use natural ingredients, are easy to add to your routine, they make your skin look good, & they don’t test on animals.

Intensive Repair Vitamin C Serum $30

ASDM Vitamin C Serum

What it does:
It renews & protects skin from harsh toxins & stressors that our skin deals with every day. This serum helps brighten skin tone for a radiant glow.  Diminishes signs of aging and helps prevent against hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage.

How to use:

Shake the bottle before usage. After washing you face apply a small amount of the serum to your face morning & night. Apply in upward motions.  Let sit on the skin for a few minutes and then add your moisturzer.

  • You may notice this might look milky , this is because of the high concentration of vitamin C. Just shake it up.

 

Vitamin C ASDM Beverly Hills

Whats in it?

  • Vitamin C (MAP): is a water-soluble derivative of vitamin C that is rapidly gaining popularity in skin care. It’s stand-out features are that it’s nonirritating, and it’s more stable than L-ascorbic acid. Research is also finding that it appears to be just as effective as ascorbic acid in the stimulation of collagen production. Overall, MAP(magnesuim ascorbyl phosphate) appears to be a better choice than vitamin C for people with sensitive skin and those wishing to avoid any concomitant exfoliating effects. (Most vitamin C formulas are highly acidic and therefore produce exfoliation)
  • Hyaluronic acid  is highly praised for its ability to “reverse” or stop aging. Hyaluronic acid was nicknamed “key to the fountain of youth” because it is a substance that naturally occurs in humans and animals. As you age the level of hyaluronic acid present in your body gradually diminishes.
  • Green tea Extract: Green tea is not fermented, thus it still retains its polyphenols, natural antioxidants. Antioxidants protect the body from free-radical compounds that destroy healthy cells.
  • Grape Seed Extract: Grape seed extract is one of the most potent antioxidants out there, consisting of proanthocyanidins, polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins. In addition, it has been shown to assist in wound healing and overall improving skin’s health. Heathy skin= younger skin!
  • What is Vitamin E: Vitamin E helps skin look younger by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As a powerful antioxidant, it also helps protect skin from harmful free radicals in the environment.
  • Matrixyl 3000: Powerful lipopeptide molecule that stimulates collagen production in the skin. When combined with other peptides, it is even more effective in stimulating the lower layers of the skin so that they are able to heal.
  • Silk powder: Silk powder is a moisturizing ingredient that also helps to reduce the appearance of pores for a smoother look and feel.
  • Honey Extract: Moisture-balancing extract derived from Honey consisting of Minerals, Amino Acids and Oligosaccharides. Makes skin velvety soft and supple.
  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract: Aloe vera leaf extract helps to increase fibroblast replication, resulting in an increase in collagen and elastin fibers. Also improves skin’s health and healing abilities.

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100% Pure Hyluronic Acid Serum $23

ASDM Hyaluronic Acid

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule that is present in the connective tissue throughout our body. As we age, the presence of this molecule starts to diminish, causing skin dryness and predisposing your skin to environmental damage. So what is the magic behind this ingredient? Hyaluronic acid has an amazing ability of holding moisture. Just one gram of hyaluronic acid can hold 6 liters of water! How can this property improve your skin? Topically applying hyaluronic acid helps to improve your skins moisture content and thus strengthening your skins barrier. A healthier barrier means plumper, smoother, younger looking skin! But not every hyaluronic acid is created equal. At ASDM Beverly Hills, they make sure their hyaluronic acid is high quality with a low molecular weight. It is biotechnologically produced from glucose, soy peptone & yeast extract (does not contain any animal products and has not been tested on animals)

 

What it does:

It is a natural substance produced by skin cells that keeps skin moist, supple and smooth. Keeping skin hydrated & helps plump up fine lines & wrinkles. Leaving skin youthful looking.

 

How to use?

Apply a small amount morning & night in an upwards motion. Let the serum sink in a few minutes before applying your moisturizer.

ASDM Hyaluronic Acid

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Pure Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronic acid), [Grapefruit Seed Extract (Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Glycerin], Lactobacillus Ferment.

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FINAL THOUGHTS:

I’ve been using both of these together for at least 2 weeks now. You can use these serums together or separate. The Vitamin C is a light orange color that is thin in consistency. For me I used one pump which was easy to spread over my face. I would say the first few days my skin was a little pink after applying for about 10-15 minutes. My skin just needed to get used to the products ( there was no pain or discomfort). I would wait for the vitamin C serum to dry & absorb. Do some squats , brush your teeth, floss. It does make your face a little tight feeling ( this is why a good moisturizer is important)
Next I added the Hyaluronic Serum which you use a dropper to get out. It’s a little thicker than the vitamin C and is clear in color. I would use my middle finger as a guide, palms facing up I would take the dropper and slowly squeeze it out onto my middle finger from the knuckle up. Then rub finger tips together and apply in an upwards circular motion. Wait for it to dry and then add moisturizer. One things I worry about with adding a new skincare product(s) to my routine is how it will react to my skin. Will I break out, will I have a reaction, will it mess with my skin?
With both ASDM Beverly Hills serums, except for the first few days with a little pink skin ( that went away in about 10-15 minutes) my skin was fine & have noticed a little change in my skin. For the better.
I have only been using the serums for 2 weeks & only used them in my night time routine but I think my skin does look a little more brighter. My face also feels smooth & soft. Perhaps if you used them both morning & night you would notice a difference faster. For me Im just letting my skin get used to them a little more and then I might add them in the morning.

 

 

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                              Tips

  • Store these bottles at room temperature, away from sunlight.
  • Always use clean hands before starting your skincare routine.
  • Remember to use a small amount, using too much may dry out skin.
  • If you have sensitive skin, I would use this only once a day , at night.

 

*You can use both serums at the same time just don’t mix them together in your hand. You want to add the thinnest first , which is the vitamin C. Wait a few minutes to let dry, then use the Hyaluronic acid. Wait a few minutes to dry, apply your moisturizer.

 

When will you see results?

For the most part with any skincare products, you have to give it time to work with you skin.  Skin does not age and become damaged overnight, so don’t expect any skincare product to correct these issues overnight. I’d say 2-3 weeks to start seeing some sort of results but at least give it a month, in my opinion. The more mature your skin is , give it a little more time.

A good skin routine should be something like this :

  1. Cleanse Skin
  2. Exfoliate Skin, pat dry.
  3. Tone skin, allow to dry.
  4. Apply a thin layer of serum, allow to dry.
  5. Moisturize skin.

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I received these products complimentary from ASDM Beverly Hills for review purposes. All opinions are my own.

ASDM Beverly Hills Detox & Renew Charcoal Mask review

Charcoal & activated charcoal seems to be all the rage lately in the beauty world. When ASMD asked if I wanted to review their new mask from their charcoal line, I said yes of course.

( P.S make sure you read the bottom to see how you can win a jar to try yourself)

This detox & renew mask has activated charcoal, green tea extract, artichoke extract, pomegranate extract, glycolic acid, grapeseed extract, hyaluronic acid, aloe vera extract, niacinamide, & peppermint.
All these great ingredients helps revitalize tired & dull skin, increases circulation, detoxifies skin, shrinks pores, & plumps skin which help minimize and erase wrinkles.

ASDM Beverly Hills Charcoal Mask

When you look in the mirror and you see ‘big’ pores it’s because excess sebum(oil) & dirt are trapped in your pores. The activated charcoal in this mask helps attract toxic substances within the skin, extracting & encapsulating excess sebum, bacteria, & impurities. Leaving your skin looking brighter.

How to use:
Cleanse skin. Pat dry
Use fan brush and apply a thin layer of the charcoal mask over entire face. ( avoid nostrils & eyes)
Leave on 2-10 minutes depending on how sensitive your skin is..
Rinse with warm water.
Apply moisturizer

I love that this mask came with a brush. I am also surprised , until recently that I have never used a brush to apply my masks. It was easy to apply and I felt a refreshing cool tingling sensation as I brushed it on my face. The first time I used it as I was done applying the mud mask, my eyes began to water & were a little irritated. My nose was even a little runny. I think it might have been from the peppermint that is in the mask. My eyes can sometimes be sensitive. At 7-8 minute mark my eyes had enough and I rinsed it off. No need to scrub this mask off , it easily came off with warm warm . There was also a nice cool sensation when I walked as the air touched my face. It only lasted a minute or two. My face was pink/red and felt a little warm. The redness went away in about 30 minutes. My skin didn’t bother me during that time. Once my skin went back to normal I applied my moisturizer.

ASDM Charcoal Mask

( You can see you don’t need to put a thick layer)

Second time using it:
This time I stirred the mask before applying & left it on for 2-3 minutes this time. My eyes did get a little watery for a few seconds but after that it was fine. My face did turn pink again afterwards. It isn’t a big deal because it does go away and I am doing the masks at night.

Third time using it:
I mixed it before I used it. For me I think this helps with my eyes and the peppermint. Brushed on, left on for 2-3 minutes. Rinsed off.

** The reason your face may turn pink/red & get warm is due to the increase of circulation to the area.
Increase of circulation is good because it gives the skin a healthy glow & improves skin tone.

Tips:
Give mask a good stir before applying.
Play around with the amount of time you leave it on.
Tingling is normal but if your skin is irritated ,itchy, or you feel discomfort , rinse off & discontinue to use.
Play around with placement . If you want to just use this on your nose where most people have an issue with pores , feel free to just put it on your nose. …use it like a spot treatment.

Thoughts:
My favorite part of this mask was the cool sensation while it was on & the few minutes after rinsing it off. My face looked brighter, my pores are cleaner, & my face felt smooth. Like some mud masks, this one does not dry out your skin. I dislike when I rinse off a mask and my skin feels tight. I didn’t experience this as all. My skin felt really soft, smooth, and plump. I like that it is packed with great ingredients for your skin to look its best. Though my face does stay red for about 30 minutes, it isn’t a big deal since I am doing it at night and the benefit is it is increasing circulation ( which helps skin look its best). The only con for me is I think there is to much peppermint, for me personally. I have only used it a few times so am still playing around with it , like where I place it & how long I have it on. Once I started mixing it my eyes were less watery when using it.
Side note: I really like the packaging the pretty dandelions, grass, butterflies, & dragonflies are wrapped around the bottom of the box along with a lavendar & gray band. The jar also looks nice with the silver top & the decorative black band on the bottom & top would look nice on any counter ( or shelf).

Results:
Noticed the pores around my nose were clear
Skin was soft
Healthy glow

You can buy the mask here : ASDM Beverly Hills Detox & Renew Mask

It is $29.99 + free shipping

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A little about ASDM :
-Every batch is handcrafted to ensure product safety, quality and ingredient integrity.
-Products are made in the U.S.A
-Harsh preservatives and synthetic ingredients are avoided
-Known for using 100% pure oils and essential oils, selective organic ingredients and fruit extracts, potent vitamins, restorative peptides, nourishing silk and honey extract and the latest cutting edge active ingredients.

ASDM Beverly Hills was founded in Beverly Hills, CA by Alexandra Marquis (1998). Due to years of excessive sun exposure without proper protection, Alexandra had developed a skin condition called melasma. She had visited several local dermatologists to have her melasma treated; unfortunately, the results she was expecting failed to meet her desired goals. After months of regular doctor visits and countless products, Alexandra began to get frustrated with the lack of results.
Her husband, who had a passion for natural medicine, suggested trying one of his facial creams which he had been working on for some time. After 2 months of daily usage,
Alexandra began to notice that her discoloration was fading substantially. By the 4th month, it was well under control and her skin felt and looked more radiant than ever before! Inspired by the results, she began to give her secret cream to friends that happened to suffer from similar conditions.
It was not long before people began to literally knock on her door to buy the cream. And thus, ASDM Beverly Hills was born.

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Have you tried any beauty products with activated charcoal or charcoal? What do you think?

* I received this product complimentary from ASDM Beverly Hills for review purposes. All opinions are my own.