FORTIFY YOUR HAIR NATURALLY WITH THE REDWOOD TREE + BONUS PRODUCT REVIEW: eprouvage Fortifying Shampoo & Gentle Volume Conditioner

by Christina in ,


SEQUOIA SEMPERVIRENS...THE CALIFORNIA REDWOOD TREE?!

This evergreen happens to be the tallest living tree on Earth and also among the oldest living things on our planet as well. They can be up to 379 feet tall and almost 30 feet in diameter, putting these trees in a class all by themselves as sheer "Goliath's". There is more than one species of redwood, but in most cases the term on its own actually refers to this specific species named the sequoia sempervirens or  the California Redwood and Coastal Redwood.

What does the Redwood tree have to do with beauty?! The Redwood's stem cells are extracted and these powerful cells instantly boost cellular activity and repair damage too! These stem cells are inserted into beauty/hair care products to aid in the  prevention and improvement of the signs of aging, while also leaving skin/scalp/hair: soft, moisturized, and rejuvenated :)

After discovering what I did about this awesome ancient living tree, I decided that I had to snag a product and see for myself. I'm always on the hunt for new natural and organic ingredients so I set out to see what I could find! It didn't take much searching surprisingly, as I came across a great brand that makes products that are right in line with my mantra!

Eprouvage is a professional hair care brand that prides themselves in creating products with real science behind them and ingredients like Sequoia Sempervirens Leaf Cell Extract, Egyptian Blue Lily, and fruit extracts! Make sure to see my verdict of eprouvage's awesome products below! You can score their products at: eprouvage.com, independent salons, and at Ulta.com



THE VERDICT:

 

eprouvage

Fortifying Shampoo

$15

Have you been seeking the perfect shampoo that doesn't contain tons of harmful ingredients and yet it's still safe for color-treated or stressed hair?! Your search has now ended ;) Eprouvage really does make an affordable, quality hair care product that's difficult to match. I was very impressed with how well this shampoo cleansed my hair, yet didn't "strip" away my scalp's natural oils- leaving it feeling strong and healthy!

The smell is great as well- it's clean and light. The formula spreads nicely and that means you won't have to use a ton of product to get real cleansing results. I have often found this to be an occurring issue with some natural and organic hair care- it seems to take more product and sometimes quite a bit more, in order to achieve the desired effect :/

You won't get that problem with this product from eprouvage, at all! I'd recommend this shampoo for any age and most hair types as it's inexpensive and effective, without being formulated with unpleasant ingredients! In fact at this price, you can afford to snag the Gentle Volume Conditioner  -it's the perfect companion to the Fortifying Shampoo ;)

 

eprouvage

Gentle Volume Conditioner

$16

 

This is the perfect addition to any hair care routine, but it's absolutely fantastic in combo with the above mentioned shampoo! The smell is equally as pleasant and it contains the same wonderful qualities as the shampoo as well- quality ingredients with a formula that doesn't dry or weigh hair down, but provides great moisturization and shine!

My hair feels stronger and looks healthier, plus I'm not having to use a product chalked full of ugly ingredients that aren't really all that good for my hair or color. I would recommend this product for all ages, most hair types- even those with color-treated hair can benefit from this conditioner. 








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SKIP THE TRICKS & GIVE YOURSELF A SKINCARE TREAT WITH THE Passport To Beauty Gold Radiance Luxury Facial Mask!

by Christina in ,


LIKE TO ADD A BIT OF LUXURY TO YOUR SKINCARE EVERY NOW & THEN?!

I think that most of us admit that it's nice to indulge in something every once and a while, whether it's your fav kind of lux chocolates, a new pair of cute shoes, or just a relaxing night watching a movie with someone special. Whatever it might be, it's nice to throw in a little glam with your beauty routine too- especially for those of us that are beauty-obsessed, such as myself!

That being said, there quite a few luxury beauty treatments out there that are fun, sometimes very expensive, and  they don't always deliver results- IF any at all :/ I enjoy a little beauty treat like the next girl, but it's important that it does some good as well! Although I understand that the very definition of something being classified as a luxury item means that it's basically nonessential, yet having a purpose and showing effectiveness should be a main concern of a beauty treatment in the first place.

If I'm going to go for an indulgent beauty treat, then I'm going to do it right! ;) One fantastic treatment I've found to be a super affordable option and hits all the right marks for quality and effectiveness, is the new Passport To Beauty Gold Radiance Luxury Facial Mask with Collagen and Rose Oil. The unique face mask is only $65 for 2  masks per. box and can be found at: passport2beauty.com. Wanna know all about this awesome product?! Check out my review below:



THE LOWDOWN:

 

Passport To Beauty

Gold Radiance Luxury Facial Mask

$65

for 2 per. box

 

This product really is one-of-a-kind and you can tell the moment that it arrives! Each mask is packaged separately and comes in a box of equal size that keeps it entire package compact. You can refrigerate before usage if you'd like as the instructions also suggest or you can dip the mask in warm water for a nice pick-me-up during the winter :) There is a solution with each mask that contains collagen, colloidal gold, and Rosa Damascena Flower Oil.

I noticed how tightened my skin felt, in addition to increased hydration, smoothness, and luminosity as well! As for initial application, there is a bit of a trick as to the best way in getting the mask on. Since it covers your entire face but does have slits for your mouth, eyes, and nose you are able to breathe easily while it's on. I advise to be prepared to lay down, but I would make sure that it's near the location that you utilize to apply the product or you will find it difficult to navigate where you need to go.

There's a good amount of liquid formula that's contained in each package as well and that may be the reason you will want to do this in your bathroom or near a sink/counter in order to avoid a slight mess. The mask it actually folded up very well in a larger clear sheet and I found it easiest to unfold the mask and leave it attached by one side of the sheeting until I was ready to apply it. The eye slits and nose opening fit very well, but I did have a little issue with the opening for my mouth as I found it to be a bit small.

This issue did improve though if I kept my lips tightly closed and was laying down, vs. standing up with my mouth slightly open. I did feel a slight bit of tingling during and following the treatment for a few minutes, but it wasn't uncomfortable. This was something that I was expecting though, as similar products that I've tried in the past with colloidal gold or silver do seem to produce a slight tingle along with treatment.

After about 20 minutes you may remove the mask and ensure that all the product is removed from your skin by rinsing off with cool water. You can massage in the remaining product as suggested in the instructions if you would like and then follow with the previously mentioned step of rinsing with water. If you've been seeking an affordable alternative to a pricey spa trip or expensive at-home treatment, this is the perfect solution that's great for almost any skin type and age! 


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