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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!

The Real GirlCellular Rejuvinating Serum

 

 

 

Beautycounter Lip Sheer Review

Danielle Bisbano - Monday, January 20, 2014

I have a confession to make.  I have been almost silent about the first color cosmetic product in the Beautycounter line even though it has been out for months.  Even though I am a makeup artist and even though I love it.  Even though I use it and even though, like everything else in the line, it is amazing.  I have been quiet because, well, it's not cheap.  We all have budgets, I get it.  But then Christy Coleman (Beautycounter's celebrity makeup artist) said that you can also use the Lip Sheers as a blush and I thought, "hmmmmmm".  It took me forever to remember to do it (no idea why) but, oh my, was she right.  Not only can you use it as a blush, it is actually quite fantastic.  It has amazing staying power and beautiful color.  So now that you can multitask with one beautifully packaged, non-toxic, vanilla scented wonder . . .  I'm telling you about it!  

A little 411 on these babies.  Six shades in all: Petal, Twig, Coral, Rose, Currant and Plum (in order per the pic above).  Here is the breakdown:

Petal: Beautifully soft, light pink.  Very sheer.  Perfect for non-lipstick wearers or when you want a truly soft wash of natural color.

Twig: Have you spent the better part of your teenage and adult life searching for the perfect nude lip color?  Me, too.  The search is over.  You're welcome. 

Coral: Can't really elaborate on the shade all that much . . . "coral" is a perfectly perfect description.

Rose: Deeper pink than Petal. Very romantic and pretty.

Currant: Lovely reddish-brown.  More intense shade.  Classic. Not as red as the picture.

Plum: Beautiful purple-toned red.  Lovely.

These shades were formulated to look good on every skin tone so you just have to pick the one you like the best.  The shades most suited as a blush are Coral, Rose, Currant and Plum.  The darker the shade, the more staying power in general.  In fact, Currant and Plum most definitely have a stain factor to them.  They are also my personal favorites as blushes, Plum being my number one.  I am a big fan of a flushed cheek look and Plum really does the trick.

The texture of the Lip Sheers is kind of hard to describe.  They are their own little enigma.  They are not really a lipstick or a lip balm or a lip stain or a lip gloss.  They are kind of just the best parts of all of those things.  They go on like butter.  Seriously.  They smell like vanilla and feel beautifully soft on your lips.  The packaging makes you feel kinda sorta super special when you put it on, too.  All fancy like.  See???

(Twig pictured here)

Currant and Plum are especially versatile.  One coat will give you a sheer wash of color.  A second coat right on top of that adds intensity and impact.  Top any of these shades off with the Beautycounter Lip Shine ($24) and you will add gloss and a slight shimmer, giving you yet another completely different look. 

Locals can borrow one from me if you want to try before you buy!  The Beautycounter Lip Sheers are $28 each.  If you want to get yourself the perfect nude color (Twig), the perfect day to evening color (Plum) and the gloss, try The Quintessential Collection for $75.  Want it all?  The Complete Collection retails for $175.

Now you know!

www.healthyskin.beautycounter.com

 The Real Girl

 

 

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

 

 

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

Routine Clean Cream Cleanser

Danielle Bisbano - Tuesday, May 07, 2013

 

So here is my first review about a product in the Beautycounter line.  In the skin care world, at least for me, cleansers are not all that exciting. They perform a function and then you move on to more fun stuff!  I had already drafted an entire article about how, if you are wearing makeup, you really need to “pre-clean” your face before you wash it.  Using some sort of makeup remover or even just an oil to get your makeup off BEFORE you wash your face.  I can’t think of the last time I had a good, NATURAL, cleanser that did both really well.  I had gotten to used to accepting “trade-offs” in order to keep my commitment to using safe products.  Thanks to Beautycounter, those days are over.  You really can have it all!

Surprise, surprise.  Or not.  This cleanser rocks.  You apply it to your whole face and gently massage it all over.  Then you wipe it off with a warm washcloth.  That’s it!  You don’t need to have makeup to remove to appreciate how well this works.  It cleanses and tones in one step.  It removes even stubborn eye makeup easily.  This is probably because of the natural oils in the cleanser.  Oil breaks down oil (and makeup!) so you are going to want to apply this to dry skin.  Massage it in for a minute or so and them gently wipe off with a warm washcloth if you are taking off makeup or just rinse if not.  Your skin will be clean and soft and glowing.  Ready for the more, ahem, fun stuff.

The Real Girl

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

 


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