Friday, June 26, 2015

Quality Encapsulations Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements Review

Quality Encapsulations Omega 3 Fish Oil Review
We all know the wonderful benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA, but often times we aren't consuming enough of these beneficial ingredients with our daily intake of food. And that's where supplements come in. I was given the opportunity to review a fish oil supplement 3 weeks ago in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion of the product. The product comes from the brand Quality Encapsulations.

Quality Encapsulation's Omega 3 Fish Oil is highly concentrated with 1500 mg of rich omega-3 fatty acids, brain and heart healthy 600 mg of DHA and 800 mg of EPA and is a highly antioxidant blend of the three. Made from Chilean Fish Oil, this capsule contains no GMO's and my personal favorite, it has NO aftertaste!

Omega 3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA are known to improve cardiovascular health, improve the immune system, promotes better brain function and circulation and lowers bad cholesterol levels. They are vital to proper human health due to past human diets rich in foods containing these Omega three. Supplementing when we don't consume healthy amounts of the three is highly recommended.

I've supplemented for many years, and have had great luck finding a good products. However, most often, the really good products also come with a really high price tag. Fortunately, Quality Encapsulations offers a bottle of their blend containing 60 softgels, a one month supply, for a mere $15 on Amazon. This price is incredibly reasonable! And did I mention there is NO aftertaste? I highly recommend this product for those of you looking for a high quality Omega-3 fish oil supplement.

Bridget James

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Leven Rose Rosehip Oil Review

A few weeks ago, I received this product at a discount for my honest and unbiased feedback. To be honest, I'd never heard of this type of product before. But since I enjoy learning about natural products and appreciate even more getting to review them, I was excited to try Leven Rose's Rosehip Oil on my own skin.

Let's face it, I'm not getting any younger. The signs of my aging are beginning to take hold in the form of grey hair and “smile lines” around my eyes and mouth. And while I plan to be comfortable aging, it's still nice to find a product that not only leaves my skin feeling refreshed after each use but can rest assured is non-toxic and safe to use.

Leven Rose's Rosehip Oil comes from rosehip seeds cultivated in the mountains of Chile. No pesticides or fertilizers are used to cultivate this oil, keeping it free from toxins and 100% organic. Leven Rose keeps their rosehip oil is cold pressed and unrefined to maintain this product's wonderful properties. It's also considered a “dry oil”, meaning your body absorbs it immediately so your skin isn't left feeling greasy.

Rosehip Oil is typically used for the following:
  • to diminish wrinkles and fine lines
  • to help with cracked, dry skin
  • to use as a nighttime moisturizer
  • to restore cuticles
  • to even skin tone/color

I've used this product every night as part of my bedtime routine. Following cleansing my skin from the harsh chemicals from the day, I applied about 5 drops of oil onto the tips of my fingers then gently massaged it into my skin. I began to apply it around my eyes, where my “smile lines” are prevalent. I also start here because I tend to have dark circles around my eyes and feel that by massaging the rosehip oil in, it's helping with blood and moisture circulation. I then finished by rubbing the remainder oil into the rest of my face and neck.

And my final opinion on this product is that I love it! I noticed immediately when I awoke that my skin felt more moisturized then usual, but without any feeling there was too much on my skin. In fact, I never once felt that my skin was greasy after using the rosehip oil on my face. Leven Rose's Rosehip Oil is definitely worth trying. It costs a mere $14 for a 1 fluid ounce bottle, and for an organic and non-toxic product, it's a steal of a deal! I also imagine this bottle will last quite a while. I've used it about 14 days and have probably only used 10%. Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Elleda's Organic Vitamin C 20% Serum Review

I was given the opportunity to review another skincare product this past month. It's Elleda's Organic Vitamin C 20% Serum, containing 72% organic ingredients and 98% natural. This type of skincare is in my interest because it's more on the natural side, promoting ingredients the earth provides to help repair our skin from harsh environmental factors instead of using products containing ingredients with names unknown to me.

 Elleda's Organic Vitamin C 20% Serum contains a few main ingredients: Vitamin C and E, Aloe, Witch Hazel, Hyaluronic Acid and Jojoba Oil. The Vitamin C aids in the production of collagen, a protein in our skin that connects cells. As we age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles appear. Vitamin E nourishes the skin along with the aloe and jojoba oil. The Hyaluronic Acid aids in retaining water (moisture) in our skin, keeping it looking and feeling revived and fresh.

I've used this product for a little over two weeks. I apply it day and night, following a skin cleansing routine but before my daily moisturizer of coconut oil. After using this product for two days, I noticed an immediate change. My skin felt a little hot for a few minutes but after that subsided, my skin took on a brighter complexion.

I'm unsure yet how to come to a conclusion about this product seeing as though I haven't tested it for a long period of time. I do, however, love the way my skin appears and feels. I plan to continue using this product. If you'd like to learn more about Elleda's Organic Vitamin C 20% Serum, go here.

Bridget James

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Skleer Review and Giveaway


I came across Skleer a few months ago when I was searching for a product that would help restore my skin from the harmful effects of the environment and to renew the natural glow to my skin. After the harsh winter in my arid environment, my skin feels dull and lifeless. With summer approaching, I want to revive my skin's health and the first place I look are products made from natural ingredients.

The first thing that caught my eye about Skleer was that it's made from all many natural essential oils. I've been using essential oils in my health and wellness regiment for not only myself but my entire family for nearly a year now and with great success. I tend to be drawn towards natural products because not only do they perform better, they have less of a negative impact on my body and that of my children. Too many products made these days contain a multitude of toxic chemicals, horrible for the body as well as making a negative impact on the environment.

Before I had children, my skin was very close to flawless. I was definitely one of the lucky ones, not having to pine over my skin or be embarrassed by acne. But once I began having children, my skin changed dramatically due to was a mess. I began trying over the counter products containing harmful ingredients because they held claims to help with any type of skin. In my case, I was in desperate need of help with combination skin. I paid way too much money to a very large corporate giant skincare line and after using it, my skin looked and felt like the life was sucked out of it, leaving it so dry my skin literally flaked off. This was not what I had in mind. So, like many people with skin inconveniences (I like to call them), I've learned to cope with skin that just doesn't feel like my own.

Then about 4 months ago I discovered using organic, unrefined coconut oil on my skin and it's been great. I think using something natural has allowed my skin to heal and return to a more normal state of health. The health of my skin wasn't exactly where I wanted it to be, but then I tried Skleer as a regimen to use prior to my new moisturizer...and the results have done wonders for my skin! It's glowing, I have very little to no blemishes and it feels really great! And it's no wonder, Skleer's all natural ingredients include many great ingredients!

Some ingredients include:              
  • Water
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Cardamom Oil
  • Caraway Oil
  • Cinnamon Oil (Bark)
For a more complete list, go here.

Skleer's all in one skin corrective can be used for a variety of skin ailments, not only combination skin. It's recipe is meant to reduce inflammation and infection in the skin, drawing to the lower levels of the skin for maximum effectiveness. It can also be used for:
  • pimples
  • itchy skin
  • dermatitis
  • eczema
  • dry skin
  • rashes
  • insect bites
  • minor burns
  • abrasions
  • hives
  • sunburns and sun/age spots
I've also been using it on my very dry and cracked feet and it's been wonderful. My toes seem to be healing and feel much softer...perfect for the summer months of sandals and bare feet!

Skleer is made without so many of the harsh chemicals we are accustomed to today with most skincare products. They contain no:
  • parabens
  • harmful preservatives
  • lanolin
  • hydroquinone
  • corticosteroids
  • salicylic acid
  • retinoic acid
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • not tested on animals
And I've some great news for all of you...Skleer is letting me do a giveaway on my blog of their product for one lucky winner to use and love too!

In order to enter the giveaway, simply comment to this post and tell me why you would like to try Skleer (please don't forget to include your email address so I can contact you!!!). Entries will be accepted until 5/14/15 and the winner will have 24 hours to reply back to me with their shipping address.

Good luck!

Mommy Bridget

Now, if only I could find a product to tackle those dark circles under my eyes...ha!