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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution, 1 fl. oz.

Combat all types of uneven skin tone and dull skin Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution 1.0 oz This professional strength solution is formulated with naturally derived actives that combat all types of uneven skin tone and dull skin. Together Ferulic Acid and Retinol are proven to decrease the hyperactive production of pigment. Formulated with multiple actives, the formula also helps to reduce and fade dark spots resulting from photo-aging, hyperpigmentation, hormonal changes and blemish scars. Created by a practicing dermatologist, the unique fluid-like delivery system absorbs quickly to treat all skin types. Use daily (AM and/or PM) as an all-over treatment. To target specific areas of concern, apply with enclosed microfiber pads. For best results, use consistently after the Alpha Beta Peel and follow with moisturizing sunscreen. Brightening About Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare The skin doc of choice among the fashion and beauty elite, New York City dermatologist Dr. Dennis Gross is among the most innovative doctors practicing cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare brings the most powerful and effective ingredients on the market to your medicine cabinet, delivering immediate, professional results with no downtime. Unlike most skincare brands, Dr. Gross’ formulations are based on his daily clinical experience, where patients’ needs are a driving force in product development, proving time and again that you don’t have to be a celebrity or a socialite to achieve healthy, glowing skin. Product highlights Benefits “By combining a potent concentration of Ferulic Acid with Retinol, this proven anti-aging ingredient has now been elevated to an entirely new level.” – Dr. Dennis Gross Results In a consumer use study, after 14 days, 90.6% of participants agreed that their skin looked younger overall; 93.8% agreed that this product exfoliated their skin, leaving it smoother; and 90.6% agreed that their skin had an overall glow.

Key features

  • Repairs signs of aging and sun damage with ferulic acid and retinol
  • Fades dark spots with azelaic amino acid and bearberry
  • Minimizes appearance of pores with salicylic acid and willow bark

Honest reviews


Good cleansing and texture improvement – doesn’t lighten

I got a free sample of this product and liked it enough to buy it. Overall my skin is in good condition and I have taken it for granted, doing minimal things to keep it up with cleansing and moisturizing. Lately I’ve seen bigger pores and a texture to my skin I didn’t like. Even after carefully cleaning my face, this product will stlll remove more dirt which is impressive. It has helped diminish pore size on my nose and overall improved the clarity of my skin making it look clean and fresh. They do not include enough micro pads with the product but you can buy extras at the drug store – not as good as what’s in the box but they work fine. I was hoping it would lighten age spots on my face but it has not done anything to improve that. I have sensitive skin and have to be careful what I use as some products have made my face looked burned. This product is gentle and overall I am pleased with the results.

Savannah Spruce, MI


I really like using this with the Dr. Dennis Gross extra strength alpha beta peel. Within days of starting the combo, I could see a difference and so could others. In fact, I recently stopped it for about 2 months and the change in my appearance was noticeable. Glad to be using it again!

Mavis Greenbank, WA

Brightening Solution

I found this did not absorb into my skin as well as some of the other serums I’ve tried. I didn’t see any benefit from using it unfortunately – will not buy this again.

Rebecca Sevier, UT
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InstaNatural Age-Defying Moisturizer – Best Anti Aging Face Cream – Natural & Organic Formula With Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid & Rosehip Oil – Reduces Facial Wrinkles, Fine Lines & Spots – 3.4 OZ

InstaNatural’s Youth Express Age-Defying Moisturizer contains some of the most medically advanced and clinically proven ingredients available to provide unrivaled hydration and cover visible signs of aging. This specialized formula of ingredients delivers extraordinary nourishment to help make skin firm, smooth, supple and plump in order to achieve flawless texture and tone. Minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Hydrates and plumps skin to improve texture and tone. Can be used on the face, hands and body as a moisturizer…Manufacturer Guarantee: InstaNatural backs our products with a Lifetime Money Back Guarantee, no matter where you buy our product. If you’re not satisfied, simply contact us and get a full refund.

Key features

  • Diminish Signs of Aging – InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Moisturizer uses a potent and nourishing formula to even out the skin tone and diminish the presence of even the most stubborn signs of aging. As an anti-aging moisturizer, this lotion is the best way to help reduce wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, eye bags and many other blemishes that may develop on the skin over time.
  • Ultimate & Natural Ingredients – This moisturizer contains a fusion of nutrients that work together to give your skin the most ‘before and after’ benefits possible when it comes to restoring a youthful glow to your skin. With Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, MSM, Cocoa Butter, Cucumber Distillate and Green Tea, your skin is sure to receive the nourishment it needs.
  • Intense & Deep Hydrating Power – InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Moisturizer is packed with several naturally hydrating agents to give this moisturizer the power it needs to penetrate deep into your skin and hydrate from the new skin cells up. With Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Vera and Rosehip Oil, your skin will be left feeling refreshed and smooth in no time.
  • Full-Body Benefits – While this moisturizer was designed to target the dry areas of skin that may be present on your face, that doesn’t mean that its uses are limited to just being a facial moisturizer. InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Moisturizer is packed with the most effective ingredients, which means you can use it to target dry patches on other areas like your elbows, feet and hands too.
  • Suitable for All Skin Types – InstaNatural only uses the most natural components possible to deliver the best results to your skin while also remaining irritant-free. This Age-Defying Moisturizer is free of all parabens, sulfates and alcohol, which means regardless of whether you have dry skin, oily skin, or even sensitive skin, this moisturizer will fit perfectly into your skincare regimen.

Honest reviews


It’s a floor wax, it’s a dessert topping…

It is both.This cream is a one-stop shopping experience for all of your anti-aging needs. It is smooth and creamy and absorbs well without greasiness. So that makes it great for under makeup. It comes in a fairly large bottle while taking a moderate amount to meet your needs so it is great for spreading around a little more freely to fatten up that thin skin creepy old lady hand look.The ingredients are like a summertime salad for your face, sans Grandma’s ranch dressing. Avocado oil is amazing for moisturizing and plumping, aloe, jojoba, and a whole bunch of feel-good face products without any of the unpronounceable crap that leads to third nipples and inexplicable mutations. This is just a good, natural cream that while I love it for my face, I’m also loving that my once-upon-a-time beautiful hands are once again becoming less frightening to the neighborhood children.I’ve become a huge fan of Instanatural products and my trust grows stronger with this new addition. Since using their line of products I feel perfectly comfortable going out in public without makeup (even while sober). I had a friend comment at breakfast that I don’t need makeup…which is huge because since 30 I’ve been one to hide behind my hair if I don’t have makeup, and only in an emergency. Now I go out pretty frequently all naked and fresh faced. Maybe I’m scaring the locals, but to me I feel like I look pretty damn good.

Dena West Chicago, IL

Great product!

Wow… This works great! I liked that it comes in a pump bottle, less of a mess and a little really goes along way with this product… I recommend only doing one pump at a time. It has a nice smooth, yet light and creamy texture to it which makes it very easy to apply. It absorbs well without leaving any greasy residue and without making your face look shiny, so that makes it great to put on under makeup. I found myself using this product more as part of my bedtime routine because after washing and removing my makeup at the end of the day, I felt my face needed some "nourishment" and this seem to work very well at relieving that problem. My skin feels very hydrated and soft after I use it. Over all, I had a great experience with the InstaNatural’s Age-Defying Moisturizer and will definitely purchase it again.Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. The opinions are my own and based on my personal experience with the product. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for my honest opinion. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Roberta Lebanon, IL

Did not like the smell!

I tried this cream and I like the idea of it being Natural but I could only tolerate the smell but for 3 nights. The cream itself was great but the smell was just to herbal/earthy for me!

Joni Edmonds, WA
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Origins Checks And BalancesTM Frothy Face Wash 150ml

Find your balance. When it comes to faces with dry and oily places, it takes a clever cleanser to balance the two. This gentle, frothy face wash carefully does both jobs without canceling each other out. Konjac powder seeks out oil, soaks it up then keeps it well in-check, while wheat protein balances and protects dry prone zones. And broadleaf kelp breaks down dirt, disperses excess oil and sends dullness down the drain. There’s also aromatic bergamot, spearmint and lavender to add pleasure to the process. Skin feels comfortably refreshed after cleansing, never tight, pulled or parched. Checks and BalancesTM is best for combination/normal skin. How to use: Squeeze small amount into palm, add tepid water to lather. Swirl over skin, steering clear of eyes. Rinse thoroughly. Great for A.M. and P.M. cleansing. 150ml

Key features

  • Please be aware that unless expressly indicated otherwise, Cooking Marvellous are not the the manufacturer of this product. Product packaging may vary from what is shown on this listing. We recommend that you do not rely solely on the information presented on our listing. Please always read the labels, warning and directions provided before using or consuming the product.

Honest reviews


Loved for a while then was too harsh

I was using this face wash for a couple of months and I absolutely loved it! It kept my skin from becoming too oily through out the day! I loved using this product and was recommending it to all of my friends. After about 6 months, I began to have problems with my eyes. They would get red and irritated and I changed everything in my routine but my face wash. I tried to stop using Checks and Balances and my eyes got immediately better! While I did really like this product, it was a little too harsh for my skin. I have very sensitive, combination skin. I think this would be great for people with tougher skin!

Hallie Kershaw, SC

a perfect cleanser for combination skin

I love the smell of this cleanser. The combination of Bergamot, Lavender and Mint create a wonderfully fresh smelling scent, which to me is sort of an earthy mintiness.I only need to use a small dime-size amount of this cleanser. It has the consistency of a thick lotion and develops into a nice frothy lather. While I could splash it off with water, I find that it’s better to use a wash cloth to thoroughly rinse it off.The results are really amazing. My oily T-zone feels clean but my cheeks (typically dry) don’t feel tight or dry. Makeup is thoroughly washed off and the cleanser doesn’t irritate my eyes I had been having some issues with minor breakouts but since using this cleanser for the past few weeks, my skin has seen noticeable improvement.While this cleanser doesn’t dry out the skin, I didn’t find it to add moisture either. But with this type of cleanser I didn’t have expectations that it would. In the past I have used a lot of cream cleansers (non-foaming) which were great for the dry skin, but didn’t help much with the oily areas. Checks and Balances is the happy medium – nice foaming action while managing to maintain skin’s natural moisture level.

Tabitha Milan, NM

the best

It is a little drying, but I love it. Cleans up the makeup and the dirt without scrubbing.

Tabatha Glendale, AZ
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Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser, 12oz

DSE Albolene Moisturizing Cleanser – Unscented.

Key features

  • A liquifying cream that opens the pores, causing the body to sweat quicker and easier
  • An ideal training aid that is a must for serious athletes
  • Enhances warm-up time, weight loss and the sweating process during workouts

Honest reviews


Excellent, best of the best

I’ve used Albolene to remove mascara for over 30 years (yikes) and even when I tried to replace it with dept store brands that matched the mascaras (Lancome, Estee Lauder, Clinque, you name it) none of the other brands ever came close to being as good as Albolene….Never gets in your eyes or interferes w/contact lens wearingI have much fewer eye wrinkles, where the Albolene has been in contact, than any of my friends in their late 40’s. I’m careful about sun, etc., but I really believe Albolene has been a big part of my good-around-the-eyes skin.I don’t use it on my face because I am oily skinned and find I need regular cleansers.The price here on Amazon is exactly HALF of what they charge at CVS & RiteAid….Highly recommend….. works just as well w/waterproof mascaras….

Trudy Somers, IA

Only one of the best makeup removers on the market

Stage makeup and body paint are both part of my craft and easily wiped away with Albolene. It is equally effective removing everyday makeup. Over time I have even noticed that the skin around my eyes and mouth has remained soft and smooth because of the mineral oil ingredient. I often leave a dab on my lips before going to bed at night to keep them moisturized.Albolene is reasonably priced for the effectiveness and quantity which lasts a couple of months at least with daily use. There are no perfumes or ingredients that would irritate most sensitive skin (like mine) and the moisture properties are a great bonus. I highly recommend it!

Cassie Carolina, PR


A few of the reviews mentioned the “overpowering” smell of Abolene, but personally I couldn’t smell it. I have heard no comments from my husband and he has a sensitive nose. So whether that was a problem that was fixed later or my nose is gone, I didn’t have that experience.Here’s the experience I did have. My skin is dry now where in places that have previously been oily. And my skin tends to be sensitive and break out from sime moisturizers or skin treatments. So I read an article in a woman’s magazine where their panel reviewed various skin treatments and this sounded like it could work for me.And it does. I use it to wash my face and my skin is soft and smooth. It plumps up some of the fine lines I have on my face. I have also used Abolene as a moisturizer for my body. Just one application to my elbows made a world of difference to my elbows. No bad reaction form my skin from using Abolene.It may seem pricey, but it really isn’t when you compare it to other moisturizers. You only need a very small amount to get good results. I would recommend this to anyone who has a problem with dry skin.

Cora Fredonia, WI
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SHANY Cosmetics Fuchsia 6 Color Blush Palette, 8 Ounce

Fuchsia by SHANY is for blush lovers with combination of 6 peachy-pinky colors. Colors are great for everyday use and can be combined with any other shany palette. Pans are large enough to last you a long time, durable compact kit is great when you are on the go and the kit fits in any purse. color combination is unlimited, so let your imagination run wild and blend your perfect color by Fuchsia today. Colors are highly pigmented and stored in temperature controlled facility, wont crack, and wont melt. try it today to see the difference.

Key features

  • 6 Color Blush Palette – Provides a sheer, natural hint of color
  • Made with quality transparent pigments to avoid heaviness
  • Everyday Color for all skin tones – Combination of sheer and matte
  • Great for travel makeup , neat and luxury compact case
  • Designed in U.S.A – Not Tested on Animals – member of PETA

Honest reviews


Keep in mind most of these reviews are fakes

I don’t like the fact that the reviews are fakes (and I didn’t notice the first time).The product, though, was nicely cushioned and nothing was broken. The blush colors were extremely pigmented and looked like clown makeup on me. Even if I barely used any color, still too fake-looking on me. I’m pretty fair and can’t use these colors.This does, however, seem like a quality product with low-quality marketing (fake reviews).

Ericka Horsepen, VA

high pigments

Only a tad of this is needed on your blush brush! Goes long, long ways. It’s a great range of blush colors.

Julie Logansport, IN

My Blush

I really love my foundation by Shany I have bought from them before so I knew what i was getting.

Virgie Hathaway, MT
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Ambi Skincare Fade Cream, Normal Skin, 2 oz

Fades dark spots for even, natural skin tone. With Vitamin E, Alpha hydroxy acid & sunscreen.

Key features

  • Gradually fades dark areas for even, natural skin tone
  • Contains sun screen to prevent darkening from reoccuring
  • Ambi Skin Discoloration Fade Cream gradually fades dark areas for even, natural skin tone.
  • Specially formulated to treat skin discolorations such as freckles, age and liver spots, and pigment in the skin that may result from pregnancy

Honest reviews


It works but it takes time….

The lighter your skin(like me)the longer could take. I have been using this product for months because by experience I know that Hydroquinone works. It comes in a 4% prescription strenght which it works much faster but usually doctors are reluctant to prescribe it. I discover Nadinola by chance with a 3% concentration so I bought it to compare which is better. Both cost around the same….The reason I gave this product 3 stars is because the results are slow and I also understand that for 5 to 7 dollars that’s ok….

Liliana Ogden, AR

Good product~

I have very pale skin as well as light freckles .. Which is why i use the ambi fade cream, It does fade my freckles but i have to keep applying it and it does take some time but it does fade.. I stopped using it and the more i went out in the sun the more darker my freckles got. Going to buy it again to keep my freckles as light as they will get. Overall it does do the job, and for the price it’s definitely worth it!

Madge Powder River, WY

Sort of worked and Update

I purchased Ambi in February of 2013 and I have used it religiously since. I have noticed only a very slight improvement to the freckles/sun spots/age spots that are appearing around my eyes and on my temples. I am a 55 year old olive skinned Caucasian. I never had freckles/sun spots/age spots until I was in my 30’s, which was probably due to hormones and sun damage. In my 40’s I finally decided to take better care of my skin by using sunscreen, occasional OTC skin peels and good moisturizers. Still, the spots appear around my eyes and temples giving me a rather “dirty” or haggard look. Ambi fades the spots but not enough to make a difference in overall appearance. I would have liked it if the skin on my face had become overall lighter as well as fading the spots. Everyone is different and truly I have unusually stubborn skin; so it may work for the majority it just didn’t work miraculously for me. Perhaps my day in the sun is irreversible.Update: September 2013.Okay, so this is working! My skin is much lighter and my age spots are faded. The spots are not gone but definitely faded. Be aware that this cream has sunscreen in it and thus might clog pores so you must wash your face twice a day. It took a while but there is a difference.

Elda Garner, AR
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Nature’s Best Vitamin C Serum – #1 For Face, Eyes & Acne On The Market – C + E + Hyaluronic Acid Reverse Skin Aging & Wrinkles – Look & Feel 5, 10, even 15 Years Younger – Organic 20% Vitamin C Serum > Vidi, Obagi, Powder, Cream – Limited Supply 45 Day Guarantee

The Secret to Reverse Signs of Ageing, Making You Look & Feel Younger! This is The Highest Quality, Most Potent & Effective Vitamin C Serum on The Market Are You Looking Older than You Feel? Natures Best Vitamin C Serum is Clinically Proven and tested to: – Works for all skin types, dry, oily, sensitive as its made from Pure Natural Organic Ingredients. – Reduces acne by removing toxins & creating collagen for firmer, plumper, healthier skin. – Minimizes Redness of scars and acne by lightening pigment showing a more youthful you. – is the perfect consistency for applying, not to watery. Amazing Benefits to Your Skin are: – Instantly gain a smoother complexion and tighter skin for a more radiant beautiful you. – Antioxidants reduce skin damage caused by years of aging, uv rays & pollution. – Reverses the effects of aging, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. – Stimulate the synthesis of collagen making your skin look years younger, firmer, & more vibrant. If Dramatic Results are What you are Looking for, We have the Product for You Our product is truly the best on the market, with the highest quality Ingredients, most potent & effective serum that is clinically proven to reverse the signs of aging. Our Guarantee to You Put us to the test. If within 45 days, you’re not 100% happy with results, just let us know and we’ll refund 100% or your purchase price – No questions asked. Important We are sorry if we are sold out – As we are selling so much with our limited time sale price we run out of inventory, fast. Click the Buy Now Button at the Top of this Page to Regain Youthful Beauty Today!

Key features

  • Clinically Test and Proven to Stimulate Collagen, Reversing the Effects of Aging.
  • This is the Highest Quality Vitamin C Serum Available on the Market, Guaranteed to Work.
  • Our Serum will remove Toxins & create Collagen, Diminishing fine Lines & Wrinkles.
  • Organic Ingredients make this product Perfect for all Skin types, dry, oily, sensitive.
  • Manufactured in the U.S.A by our Top of the Line FDA Certified Cosmetic Lab.

Honest reviews


Great Serum!

This is a great serum. The ingredients are high quality, it goes on smoothly, and it has a high concentration of vitamin C.I have only been using the product for a few weeks, but I already feel like my skin is thicker (a big deal for pale thin skinned people like me!) and fuller. My skin is prone to becoming dull and riddles with little lines. This serum seems to plump my skin up, maybe temporarily, but I like the aesthetic effects.It also smells good and comes in an appropriate (light proof and air tight) container. I would highly recommend it.

Lupe Hammond, IN

Great for getting rid of fine lines & wrinkles

If you have not tried Vitamin C serum you really should,everyone will notice that your skin looks younger & that your face is glowing with health.I have now tried multiple brands of vitamin C serum & I keep coming back to this brand as my favorite, it gives me the best results with no irritation.Thank you for such a great product

Vera South Hackensack, NJ

Makes my skin feel great!

I’ve been using Nature’s Best Vitamin C serum for almost two weeks, and I’m happy with the results. My skin is smoother and has a nice healthy glow. The serum is very lightweight and absorbs quickly. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or greasy. My skin is left feeling firmer and the lines in my forehead are less visible. I’ve even gotten a few compliments on how great my skin looks. I am continuing to use the product and can’t wait to see the results in the coming weeks and months.

Kim Rock Falls, WI
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Blue Lizard Australian SUNSCREEN SPF 30+, Baby, SPF 30+, 8.75-Ounces

Blue Lizard Australian Suncream Baby SPF 30+ is a broad spectrum sun block that is extremely water resistant. Blue Lizard utilizes transparent Zinc Oxide along with Titanium Dioxie to provide broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Blue Lizard Baby is Chemical and Fragrance FREE. The packaging is unique as it provides a UV indicator for consumers to know when they need to be wearing suncreen. The bottle turns PINK when exposed to UV rays.

Key features

  • Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Sun Protection with 10% Zinc Oxide and 5% Titanium Dioxide
  • Paraben-Free, Fragrance-Free and Chemical Free
  • Gentle for baby’s sensitive skin
  • Dermatologist recommended
  • Smart bottle technology turns pink when harmful UVA rays are present

Honest reviews


Zinc + More, Much More…

I will not use this sunscreen but with that said it is unfair to misrepresent facts or not update a review when one knows otherwise. The top reviewer is claiming CONTAINS PARABENS. That is a pure lie and although she/he admits otherwise, she/he still does not change the heading of his/her review. That review is as misleading as this sunscreen mix just because it contains ZO. This mix does not contain parabens, contains ZO which is great but unfortunately the rest of the mix are non-organic unwanted ingredients.Active Ingredients; Titanium Dioxide5% , Zinc Oxide10%Inactive Ingredients; C12 15 Alkyl Benzoate , Caprylyl Glycol , Cetyl Dimethicone Copolymer , Chlorphenisen , Beeswax , Disodium EDTA , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Ethylhexyl Stearate , Hexyl Laurate , Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Methyl Glucose Dioleate , Octododecyl Neopentanoate , PEG 25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Phenoxyethanol , Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate , Propanediol , Purified Water , Sorbitan Oleate , Stearic Acid , Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) , Trimethylated Silica/Dimethicone , VP Hexadecene CopolymerWhy add chemicals when the purpose of the sunscreen is to protect one from harm. To add salt to the injury, this a company where their CEO goes around Hawaii’s kindergartens in the name of educating kids about sunscreen while promoting Blue Lizard but yet Blue Lizard would not disclose ingredients of their sunscreens on their website at all. Someone in Hawaii’s government is surly enjoying the fruits of his/her work alright. I wonder why anyone in Hawaii has never addressed this issue…READ INGREDIENTS. THE HIGHER THE ZINC, THE MORE PROTECTION.Zinc Oxide is a physical sunscreen rather than a chemical one, blocks both UVA (320-400 nm) and UVB (280-320 nm) rays of ultraviolet light. Chemical sunscreens are less effective and carry unnecessary health risks. ZO is insoluble in water, used in many industries, in ointments, creams and lotions. Non-irritating, non-allergenic and non-comedogenic, used by athletes as a bandage to prevent soft tissue damage during workouts. ZO must be NON NANO / UNCOATED UPS -2 ZO which has a mean particle size greater than 30nm, when applied to the skin do not get absorbed into the body, do not enter the bloodstream, and are not a threat to human health.SPF is a measure of how much longer someone will be protected from UVB rays than someone wearing no cream. If the sun reddens unprotected skin in ten minutes, for example, a person wearing SPF15 can be exposed to the sun without reddening for 15 times longer – 150 minutes. While UVB rays are behind the redness of sunburn, UVA rays damage the skin’s DNA at a deeper layer. Both radiation types can cause skin cancer. The EU recommendation is for sunscreens to offer a UVA protection factor that is a third of their SPF.I make my own sunscreen as well as I purchase sunscreen for times when I do not have time to make any since I need to surf. For that reason, when I purchase a sunscreen mix, I need the same formula as I use when I make my own organic sunscreen mix since it only requires few ingredients but for more protection like my nose, I bump the zinc. Zinc is what you see surfers put on their nose for protection. The more zinc, the more protection but it means a mix that is more like a mud since zinc is a powder that I purchase and add to VCO.Blue Lizard Baby- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Chemical-Free- Paraben-Free- Fragrance-Free- 10% Zinc Oxide; 5% Titanium DioxideBlue Lizard Face- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Paraben-Free- Fragrance-Free- Oil-Free- 8% Zinc OxideBlue Lizard Sensitive- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Chemical-Free- Paraben-Free- Fragrance-Free- 10% Zinc Oxide; 5% Titanium DioxideBlue Lizard Sport- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Very Water Resistant- 6% Zinc OxideBlue Lizard Regular- SPF 30+- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection- Very Water Resistant- 6% Zinc OxideThere is a reason why sunscreen companies do not provide any images of the labeling since that will disclose the active and inactive ingredients. The inactive ingredients are extensive in Blue Lizard, check their Internet site but more importantly compare the cost of any sunscreen to better brands with hardly any ingredients except few organic and a very high amount of zinc like 18% zinc not 5% or 10% zinc. Blue Lizard’s ingredients vary so much from their Face mix to the Original mix to the Baby mix since they offer more additives, less zinc with noticeable price fluctuation. Cancer does not differentiate face skin or leg skin, it is all the same so why apply anything that has less protection to different part of the body. Ingredients get soaked in regardless of the skin location so compare ingredients since it is like consuming those ingredients when applied to the skin. A good organic 3oz 18% zinc mix should not cost more than $13 and for less when on sale. I get lots more when I make my own, much, much more and I get to control the zinc percentage in the mix as well.

Catherine White Deer, PA

Just like the “Sensitive Chem. Free” kind

I wanted a larger bottle of Blue Lizzard chemical free sunblock and this product seems to be the same as the squeeze tube 3 oz size labeled as “sensitive chemical free”.It goes on easily if your skin is actually dry, but not as quickly as chemically based sunblocks. After a few minutes, the oil base soaks into your skin like lotion and there is very little shine left. It doesn’t sting the eyes, and has no scent at all, and doesn’t cause any pore clogging/acne on my sensitive facial skin. Just be careful and reapply to areas that rub on clothing throughout the day.

Beryl Gordon, WV

Reliable sunscreen

I learned about Blue Lizard Sunscreen from the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Sunscreen. This is one of the products they recommend because it’s less toxic. Many sunscreens rely on chemical sunblock which can disrupt your hormones and even cause cancer. This product uses physical sunblock (titanium dioxide & zinc oxide) to block the harmful rays of the sun. It’s a very thick white lotion that I like to use when I go to the beach. Although if you are planning on swimming you should look at the water resistant version. This lotion is a little harder to rub in but stays put and I have never once had a sunburn when I used this. Also it’s fragrance free and gentle on my skin since it’s formulated to be safe for Baby’s. I like it and can only recommend it.

Dora Cygnet, OH
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Salicylic Gel Peel + Salicylic Deep Gel Cleanser – 2 Combo Pack

Salicylic Gel Peel + Salicylic Deep Gel Cleanser Combo *2 Item Combo Pack – 1 Salicylic Peel and 1 Salicylic Cleanser Salicylic Gel Peel A professionally formulated skin peel, specifically designed to treat all forms of acne, eliminate blackheads, whiteheads, and help clarify breakouts. Salicylic destroys bacteria below the surface helping to unclog the pores through exfoliation, creating better breathing passages for the skin. Tea Tree Oil and Green Tea Extracts contain powerful anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties, and has been shown to be effective in killing Propionibacterium acnes. Green tea extract also contains powerful antioxidants which fight free radicals, and work to restore a more youthful and vibrant skin. Salicylic Deep Gel Cleanser A facial foaming deep gel cleanser that uses salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid), to exfoliate the outer dead skin cells, cut through dirt, impurities, and oil beneath the skin’s surface. It is specifically formulated to thoroughly cleanse and prepare the skin for the treatment of a skin peel. It can also be used as an aggressive daily cleanser to maintain benefits. Beta hydroxy acid works as an exfoliating agent to help accelerate the removal of dead, dull skin cells on the surface and to promote an increase in collagen production. Professional Skincare Products You Can Trust • Made in the USA • Manufactured in a FDA Registered Facility • GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) Compliant • No Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates • Gluten Free • Cruelty Free – No Animal Testing on Products or Ingredients • Recycled Materials • Sustainable Raw Materials & Practices

Key features

  • 2 Combo Pack – Comes with 1 Professional Salicylic Peel 1 fl oz. e 30 ml + 1 Salicylic Deep Gel Pre-Peel Cleanser 4 fl oz. e 120ml
  • Ideal for Acne, Oily Skin, Blackheads, Hyperpigmentation, Enlarged Pores, Whiteheads, Sun Damage, and Oily Skin types. Helps restore fresh healthy skin by the production of new collagen.
  • Controls Acne Breakouts & Evens Skin Tone appearance by reducing Discoloration caused by the sun or other UV light damage. Sheds off multiple layers of dead skin cells, resulting in a healthier looking appearance.
  • Tea Tree Oil has been proven to be effective in killing acne bacteria (propionibacterium acnes ) when applied topically, and has often been used as a natural alternative to benzoyl peroxide.
  • Salicylic Acid, a beta-hydroxy acid and outstanding deep cleanser most commonly used to treat comedonal or non-inflamed acne. Salicylic also destroys the bacteria below the surface, helping to unclog the pores through exfoliation, creating better breathing passages for the skin.

Honest reviews


It works

Being a big do it yourself person, I decided to try skin peels. I have not used this, but once as I am doing alot of other things as well and dont want to kill my skin. This is nice because it comes with a good prep cleanser than gets the peeling process going and then is finished off with the salicylic acid. I recommend gel form or buffered form. I think it hurts less and gel is easier to handle. Just read the instructions and be cautious. Also I keep baking soda and water nearby for quick neutralization if I need it.

Krista Greenleaf, ID

This stuff works great as a combo

OK, let me start out with the fact that i am a 44 yo and i’ve been getting regular facials since I can remember. In recent years I have started to get peels (ie hibiscus peels, obagi blue peels and a variety of acid peels). As I got older I realized the value in these things. Most were painful and had a dramatic "peel" period after that took up to 7 days. Don’t get me wrong, it was usually worth it as peeling back dead layers of skin always look great.When I moved away from my long trust facialist she recommended this product. I am now only able to get back "home" once a quarter and although I need more help than that but refuse to go to someone else (i’m a creature of habit). If you are like me you are skeptical about any product like this, but her recommendation was taken very seriously.First let me say that you need to buy a fan brush in conjunction with this purchuse in order to get an even application. Also, this stuff will ruin a good gel manicure so it also helps avoid getting this stuff on your hands or nails. If you don’t like pain then resign to being ugly for the rest of your life. Everything we go through to be beautiful has a level of pain (even plucking your eyebrows), but it’s up to you to determine what level you’re willing to take it to. Don’t wear good clothes or have anything that you don’t want ruined around just in case you drip some of this stuff…remember,it’s acid!!!The directions are easy. Put it on with the brush, wait a few minutes and use warm to cold water to get it off. Easy right. I use this product 2x per week, but never leave it on more than 30 to 45 seconds. This is a personal preference as I just want to stimulate the skin to shed not burn things off. Honestly, this works great and keeps that "tired" look at bay.At 75 per facial I am thanking my lucky stars I found this product. I get all I need between seeing my facialist, with fantastic results at a bargain price.Who doesn’t like that??

Jami Ocklawaha, FL


I personally love the Salicylic Gel alot. It does a very good job of removing dead skin on my forehead, nose and chin. I have normal-dry-slightly sensitive skin so i only let it on my face for 30-50 sec. If you have sensitive skin please avoid the cheek and nostril areas. The face wash is a little too drying for me though, i would recommended something less consistent if you have dry skin.

Ashleigh Youngsville, PA
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Biore Deep Cleansing Pore Strips, 24 Count

Tag team help for your blackheads: Here’s a special two-pack to tackle dirt and oil that can cause blackheads on your nose – and the rest of your face. In just one use, these two different strips (for your face and nose or chin) are twice as effective as the leading pore cleanser at removing pore-clogging build-up that can lead to blackheads. And, they can even help reduce the appearance of pores with regular use.

Key features

  • Clean and invigorate your pores with these deep cleansing pore strips from BIORE
  • These easy-to-use strips will help extract built-up dirt and oil from your pores that can cause blackheads, leaving your skin feeling fresh and clean
  • These unscented strips are hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested, so they can be used even by those with sensitive skin
  • Oil-free

Honest reviews


Good Price for Count and Strips work great!

I use these sparingly only because I don’t want to irritate my skin but these work fantastic definitely make sure your skin is good and wet to get best results not just a little damp basically have water dripping off your face and then when they dry and feel really hard pull them off I wouldn’t recommend pulling them off fast I do it slow and seem to pull the most that way. Hope this helps.

Casey Edgemont, PA


If you live an active lifestyle, you know that dirt and oil can clog up your pores and leave you with a bumpy and discolored nose.For years I’ve had bad acne and pimples plague my face but with this andAveeno Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub 5 oz (140 g)I’ve had absolutely clear and beautiful skin.I’ve used both the nose pads and the face pads twice a week and have seen drastic differences in the smoothness and diminishing of pore size. My skin also feels very refreshed and clean.This is also a great deal (12 nose, 12 face strips for under $20)!The only advice I’d give for using this product is to not use it so often that it may damage your skin with constant and prolonged use. Use sparingly and appropriately!**HIGHLY RECOMMENDED FOR CLEARER SKIN!**Pros:+ Great value (24 total)+ HIGHLY effective (Clearer skin in 2 weeks)+ Smaller pores and rids dirt+ Easy to use, easy to disposeCons:- Do not use TOO often as it may leave your skin prone to damageValue: 5/5Effectiveness: 5/5Ease of use: 5/5Having NO BLACKHEADS ON YOUR FIRST DATE: 100000000/5

Leanne Notre Dame, IN

Effective Blackhead Removal Given Time

I have been battling with my skin since 8th grade. I am a senior in college now. That’s a long time. A long, red, self-conscious, self-confidence annihilating time. I don’t have a pimple problem so much as a blackhead problem. My skin seems to produce silly amounts of sebum which clog the bejesus out of my pores. The issue has resolved itself some on my nose and cheeks but my forehead is the main problem. These pore strips do a rather nice job of yanking out some of the blackheads.The package comes with, as it says, 12 nose strips and 12 forehead strips. I use these in a manner that probably differs from most; the directions say to ONLY use the nose strips for the nose and forehead strips for the forehead. I ignore that. My problem area is my forehead and I honestly stick a nose strip on there AND a forehead strip. The shape of the nose strip with the little extended area makes it easy to get that little bit of skin in between your eyebrows. The regular forehead strip will go closer to my hairline to basically cover the entirety of my forehead between the two. That was one of the complaints I have with the strips; the forehead strip is TINY. There’s no way anyone could get enough coverage on their forehead with just one of those alone, hence my unusual methods.The way I have been using the strips seems to be working to date; I use them about twice a week right after my morning shower. I will wash my face with the Neutrogena Clear Pore Cleanser/Mask and let it sit on my face during the duration of the shower. I will then wash it off and let the hot water run over my face for a little bit to keep the pores open. When I get out I dry my hair very quickly and then slap the strips on while my forehead is still wet. After 10-15 minutes the strips become stiff and I slowly yank them off as the directions say edges to center.Generally the results aren’t amazing. I’m not pulling out nearly as much gunk as some of the users have posted pictures of, but there’s a good ten or so blackheads per strip. The way I see it, that’s still twenty less clogged pores on my face which is worth the price of the strips. I have started using these in combination with the Aztec Secret Indian Clay Mask which draws all of the impurities to the surface, my hope is to have found an effective combination between the two. So perhaps I will start seeing more stuff pulled out with everything on the surface of my skin instead of lodged deep in there.All in all the strips don’t work miracles for me but they certainly aren’t ineffective either. As long as the strips remove even a few blackheads per use, I will continue to use them.

Janie Utica, KY
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