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Instantly Ageless Review

Danielle Bisbano - Thursday, August 27, 2015

It is not very often that a product works so well that no matter how much you gush about it, you still won’t do it justice.  In trying to describe it to friends, words like “amazing”, “magic” and “unbelievable” flow freely from my lips and yet I feel like I fail in person to convey just how remarkable this product is.  Maybe I will do better via the written word. 

Allow me to introduce you to my new friend, and your soon-to-be BFF, Instantly Ageless. 

I am so excited to tell you all about this amazing product.  Keeping with my usual MO when it comes to life-changing beauty products, I kept quiet while I did my own “field testing” (on my face, of course).  I had heard about it from enthusiastic fans so I was naturally curious.  However, thanks to Beautycounter and my mom’s diligence with getting me on a skin care regimen REALLY early, wrinkles are not a major issue for me and that is where this product really shines.  What I was waiting for was an opportunity to try it for puffiness; the other challenge that this product was reportedly great for.  What I needed was some sort of tear-inducing emotional day that would produce puffy eyes to greet me the next morning.  Leave it to PMS to come through in the clutch!  One look in the mirror and I knew it was game on. 

Weeks before getting my Instantly Ageless sample I had purchased another product for puffy eyes from Whole Foods.  I was looking for something for my makeup kit that I could use on clients.  Again, I was waiting for a good opportunity to see how it worked.  Well, the one from Whole Foods was disappointing to say the least.  In retrospect, what could I really expect for less than six dollars?  It did nothing at all.  Well, nothing good anyway.  I don’t have sensitive skin but it made the skin around my eyes red and irritated and did zilch for puffiness.  Oh well.  At least it was cheap. 

Here is where it gets interesting.  In my disappointment about this first product, I actually forgot all about trying Instantly Ageless.  I hopped in the shower and started getting ready for my day.  After putting my makeup on and seeing how concealer was doing nothing to erase the events of the previous day, I remembered about Instantly Ageless.  I really had no desire to wash my face at this point but I didn’t know when I would have an opportunity like this to really test it out.  It would probably be another month (get it?)  So I bit the bullet, washed my face and started over.  I patted the cream lightly around my eyes and here is what happened.  Within 60 seconds I was composing an email to the distributor that I got the sample from, Susan Hogan.  You know her from the news!  I was emailing her to ask for information about becoming a consultant because, as I said in the email, “this stuff is pretty much amazing”.

And it really is.  The difference from one eye to the other was unbelievable.  I immediately went online to Google the product, knowing there must be videos about the instant effects of using it.  Sure enough, there were.  I can’t wait to create my own testimonials but for now you can check this out. Want to see more?  Just Google “Instantly Ageless” and you will find plenty more videos just like this.

A few things to know.  Instantly Ageless is a temporary fix.  It will eliminate puffiness and minimize lines and wrinkles (even pock marks from scarring) for about 5-8 hours but you can reapply it as needed, even over makeup.  It is not going to replace any of the products in your skin care routine.  It is truly unique in that way.  Another thing, I was understandably skeptical that something that works THIS well could possibly be safe and non-toxic but I was pleasantly surprised.  I researched every ingredient individually and I am comfortable in sharing this with friends, family and clients.  You know how important product safety is to me.

There are several other products in the Jeunesse Luminesce line and I did the same homework for each of them.  Though I was again pleasantly surprised how clean they really are, most have fragrance and vitamin A so you won’t see me recommending them.  I will stick with Beautycounter for my cleansers and moisturizers.  The Cellular Rejuvenating Serum, however, it as remarkable as the Instantly Ageless and completely clean and non-toxic.  It warrants its own article but feel free to contact me about it if you want more information.  The serum with the Lustro Face Oil is a power-packed double punch for your skin.  Wow.  Just wow.    

If lines and wrinkles are a concern to you, I am not sure how you are going to want to go a day without using Instantly Ageless but you could.  You could keep it for special occasions or any time you want to look and feel your absolute best.

Want to try a sample for yourself?  Email me at danielles.plan.b@outlook.com or text me at 401-862-3025 and I will be happy to send you a sample so you can see for yourself. 

Want to place an order?  One box of Instantly Ageless is $74.95.  You will get 50 individually wrapped sachets that are will give you 2-3 uses each.  That is less than $1.50 per sachet to look years younger.  Amazing!

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Beautycounter Every Day AM Hydrating Cream

Danielle Bisbano - Friday, June 28, 2013

There are like a gazillion face moisturizers out there, right? So how can it be so hard to find just the right one? I don’t know but it is! They are either too greasy or too heavy or too light or too sticky or smell like old perfume or make your face shiny, the list goes on and on. I have literally been searching for the perfect moisturizer for my kit for years. I needed one that would replenish and hydrate but also absorb completely without causing any irritation. It was harder than I anticipated.

The way I heard about Beautycounter was such a fluke. Talk about coincidence. Having an opportunity to actually try out the line was a gift. I was like a kid in a candy store. Real world testing with no strings attached. Perfect. Exactly what I needed for my seemingly never-ending moisturizer search. I have been a huge facial oil fan for years and I have oily skin so a “regular" moisturizer is my first item to skip on myself, for all the reasons listed above! When I tried Every Day I loved how it totally absorbed with no residue and made my skin so soft. It created an ideal base for my makeup and it has been absolutely perfect for my kit.

Every Day AM Hydrating Cream is also remarkably versatile! If you want a little extra moisture, you can mix it with a few drops of your Lustro facial oil or apply it after you have applied your facial oil. It also works great for making your own tinted moisturizer. Simply mix 1-2 pumps of Every Day with a small amount of your favorite foundation and you have a more lightweight and hydrating version of your makeup. I have already seen this product work wonders for people whether their skin is dry or sensitive or both. One try and you will see what makes this product so great. Just add it to the ever-growing list of products that I love in this line!

www.healthyskin.beautycounter.com

The Real Girl

 

 

NuRoo Baby Product Packaging Shoot

Danielle Bisbano - Sunday, May 12, 2013

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I'm so happy that I had an opportunity to work with Hope and Daniela from NuRoo again today!  If you remember, I did their makeup back in January for their interview with CNN Headline News.  Today they did a shoot for new product packaging for their signature product, the NuRoo Pocket and two new products that are still a secret. They have been traveling everywhere talking about these products and the benefits of skin-to-skin contact for mom and baby.  The NuRoo Pocket is already being sold at Babies'R'Us stores nationwide.  How cool is that?!?!  Hope and Daniela are such a joy to work with that I couldn't wait to see them today :-)

I had the privilege of doing makeup for five beautiful moms on location at a beautiful home near the water in Barrington, Rhode Island.  Most of my work on each mom was done while they held their little ones, sometimes while breastfeeding.  There is a first time for everything!  The babies were adorable.  I mean, look at this picture.  How much cuteness can you fit on one bed?  (And, no, the one in pink isn't real!)

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As usual, I manage to remember to take pictures during and after the shoot, but never after I finish the makeup.  You'll just have to wait for the final pictures from Heidi Hope Photography

I never forget to take a picture of my makeup station, though . . . before I mess it all up.  Hey look, I see Beautycounter products ;-)

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Lustro Is a Must, Yo

Danielle Bisbano - Thursday, May 09, 2013


 

I actually believe that if Beautycounter didn’t have a facial oil in their line I would have been like, eh, how smart can they really be?  Don’t they know how amazing facial oils are???  Well, it turns out they are pretty smart.  Not only do they have one, they have three!

I am going to take these one at a time and I want to start with Lustro Face Oil 2, a.k.a. Jasmine.  Wow does this stuff smell heavenly.  For those of you who have never used facial oils, you really don’t know what you are missing.  I have been a huge fan of them for a very long time.  There is a reason for that.  They are awesome.  They work for everyone and they make your skin just glow.  Not glow like shiny and greasy glow.  Glow like nourished and pampered glow.  Your skin just soaks up all the nutrition in the oils and leaves behind one really happy, well-nourished mug.

And for all of you oily skinned and acne-prone people out there (like me!) that are thinking this is not for you.  Not true.  A facial oil is probably one of the best things you can put on your face.  When you use typical acne products you are drying out your skin.  The signal your dried out skin gives your face is to produce more oil.  When you give it the right kind of oil instead, your skin can chill out. 

The Lustro Face Oil 2 is great for everyone. Beautycounter recommends it especially for aging skin but even my blemish-prone skin loves it. Sensitive skin is going to adore this stuff, too.  Applying it to your skin is like giving your face a hug.  FYI, your face likes hugs.  Trust me.

The Real Girl

www.healthyskin.beautycounter.com

The Best Skin Care Line EVER

Danielle Bisbano - Saturday, April 27, 2013

Can I just say, it has been really hard keeping this a secret!  I found an amazing line of skin care products that I am over the moon about.  Considering that I have been ACTIVELY searching for a truly natural and healthy line that I adore for years, this is a big deal.  I wanted to tell you all about it right away but here’s the deal.  You can’t buy this line in stores.  You have to buy it from a consultant.  It is the ONLY thing I don’t love because I am not a sales kind of gal but the mission of this line is really, really important to me so I had to make a decision.  If this stuff really was as good as it sounded and I knew it would improve the lives of people I care about, I had to at least consider getting involved.  There was no way I could do that unless I was truly ecstatic about the line.  I just can’t fake stuff like that.  I decided to use the line exclusively for one month to see how I liked it.  I had tried it for a few days and loved it but for me, that was not enough time to really know.  Thanks to a generous return policy, I felt comfortable taking a leap of faith.

Needless to say, I am never going back.  Let me tell you a little bit about this amazing skin care line, Beautycounter.  Beautycounter just launched on March 1, 2013.  The mission of this company is simple.  They state it best: “We educate families about the need for safer chemicals and products, and work to bring about much needed change to the beauty industry—and to our lives.”  This really resonates with me and it is what I have been trying to educate people about for a while now.  The chemicals we are taking into our bodies through our skin are a big deal.  They affect us, they hinder our health and they contribute to disease.  There are plenty of natural, more often allegedly natural lines out there but guess what?  They don’t really work.  Sorry, I am picky! 

This company came into my life in an unexpected way and I am so glad.  I am completely confident about the safety and effectiveness of these products and that conviction helped me overcome that pesky little obstacle of how to get it to my friends and family.  How can I not tell you all about it?  You are using products every day to cleanse, moisturize and treat your skin, hair and body.  You are buying these products anyway.  I am just here to help you make a better, safer choice for yourself, your family and everyone else you care about.

I can’t stress this enough; these decisions matter and they add up.  By taking control of the choices you make every day, you are helping to give your body a fighting chance in this toxin-filled world we live in.  The fact that these products make you look like a million bucks doesn’t hurt, either.

So, I will be reviewing the products one by one and posting articles so you can learn more about them.  I have a set of the entire line for my local friends who want to borrow it to try it out for a few days.  Prepare to get really, really spoiled.

In the meantime, if you want to learn more about the line, the mission, and the products, you can go to my Beautycounter website: www.healthyskin.beautycounter.com

You can order anything right from that site.  There is a Mother’s Day special on the brand new Glow Sugar Scrub and Lustro Body Oil until May 12. 

So, welcome to Beautycounter.  I am so excited to be able to introduce you to this line.  You are absolutely going to love it and I am going to say “I told you so!”

The Real Girl

 

Love the Skin You're In!

Danielle Bisbano - Tuesday, January 31, 2012

You are what you eat.  How long has that phrase been around? A long time.  You know why?  Because it’s true!  The same reasoning goes for what we put on our skin.  Our skin is our largest organ and what we put on it goes directly into our bloodstream minus the benefits and protection of our digestive system.  We really need to be aware of this and cooperate by making sure we are using safe, natural products whenever possible.   

Have you ever heard this one:  “Don’t put it on your body unless you can eat it.”  Great advice and a noble venture but it’s not entirely practical for a lot of women.  I like to pick my battles and here is how I do it.

As I started writing this, I realized that there are several factors that I consider every time I make a skin care, body care and/or cosmetics purchase whether I am aware of it or not.  The basic considerations are: surface area, duration and permeability.  Let’s go through them one at a time, shall we?

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 Surface area:  are we comparing a body lotion to a cuticle cream?  Let’s be realistic; it is much more important that what you are slathering over your WHOLE BODY be natural than something that covers three square inches.  I’m no math whiz but this is basic stuff.  This is the reasoning behind why I am more likely to use whatever eye shadow without obsessing but I probably won’t use a “junk” moisturizer on my whole face.

Duration: are we comparing something that you are going to be using every day or only once in a while.  How about how long you will have it on your skin?  Like the difference between a face mask that you wash off in 20 minutes versus a serum that you have on for 16 hours.  To me, it matters. 

Permeability: this one is really important to me.  It’s the products that I use in the shower that I am the most discerning about.  When you are in the shower or taking a bath, your pores are open and every square inch of you is getting washed with something (hopefully).  You really want to be careful here with soaps, body washes, shampoo and conditioner.  You’re like a little sponge soaking everything up and when you are taking a bath, it’s like your own private marinade.  Don’t use this opportunity to drown yourself in chemicals!  There are so many other options and they are all easily accessible.  No excuses!

With all of these factors, there is one more to consider.  It is what you do on a daily basis that really matters.  You don’t have to go crazy worrying about every little thing.  It’s all about balance.  On that note, do yourself a favor.  Buy yourself one bottle of natural body wash, shampoo and conditioner and you will give yourself months of chemical-free cleansing.  Want to do one better?  Do the same for a friend.  How easy is that?

Here are just a few products that I have tried and love.  No, I do not work for these people.  I’m just a happy customer.

Savannah Essentials:

Free shipping if you spend $75.  Treat yourself to deliciously scented body washes, soaps, lotions, bath salts and more.  These products are amazing!

John Masters Organics:

Salon quality natural hair and skin care products.  I have not tried the skin care products but I love the shampoos, conditioners and pomades. 

Beautycounter:

Okay, I actually DO work for these people now but only because I fell in love with the products first.  The most amazing, clean skin care line I have found.  The results are just phenomenal!

Oh, and tell your skin I said “you’re welcome” ;-)

The Real Girl


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