Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Creme De La Mer $2,060.00 Cream Worth It?


Crème De La Mer has inspired a devoted following with its extraordinary facial results. At the heart of the formula is a nutrient-rich Miracle Broth, created through a meticulous 3 to 4 month bio-fermentation process. 

The results, often called miraculous, speak for themselves. In a short time skin becomes softer, firmer, looks virtually creaseless. For all skin types. The ultimate luxury. 

The jar is 16.5 oz.

What are the ingredients? 

Ok the price really is shocking considering that Crème de la Mer contains mostly seaweed extractmineral oil, Vaseline, glycerin, wax-like thickening agents, lime extract, plant oils, plant seeds, minerals, vitamins, more thickeners, and preservatives! 

The cream feels good on dry skin because if the vaseline, was and glycerin, the I do not think it adds any nutrients to the skin or anti aging effects. 

Tested on animals? YES

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fight Wrinkles From The Inside Out | Wrinkle Treatments That Work 2016

Wrinkles are a natural, if not pesky, part of aging. Caused by sun exposure, face muscle contractions, and smoking, you don't have to suffer in silence. See what anti-aging products work, how to prevent more skin damage from occurring, and what you can do to get smoother skin.

Don't Over-Wash Your Face
Tap water strips skin of moisture and natural oils that protect against wrinkles. Wash your face too often, and you wash away its protection. And unless your soap contains moisturizers, use a gentle gel or cream facial cleanser instead.

Some studies have found that creams and serums with vitamin C can raise collagen production, protect against damage from UVA and UVB rays, help reduce dark spots and uneven skin tone, and reduce redness. You have to use a skin product with the right type of vitamin C, though. L-ascorbic acid may be the best for wrinkle relief. You may also see a vitamin C ingredient listed as ascorbyl palmitate.

Trade Coffee for Cocoa

Try a wrinkle-reducing drink. In one study, researchers found that cocoa with high levels of two antioxidants (epicatechin and catechin) protected skin from sun damage, improved blood flow to skin cells, helped hydration, and made the skin look and feel smoother. Delicious! By the way we love the Cocoa Coffee Face Glow 100 organic, great to remove dead cells, blackheads, clogged pores and heavy makeup.


Injectable Fillers are substances that are used by your physician to replace lost volume in certain areas of your face. When used appropriately they can result in substantial and fairly long lasting improvement. They are not replacements or alternatives to Neurotoxins in that they treat a different set of problems: deeper creases and folds that are not due to muscle activity. FDA approved fillers are a constantly changing landscape, but some of the common fillers in use today are:

Hyaluronic Acids (Juvederm™, Restylane™ and others). These products are composed of a gel like substance that is found in our bodies in between the cells. This substance is lost as we age so one can consider this as replacement therapy in a way. These fillers are soft to the touch and are used in the lips and other areas where a softer product is needed. They do not typically last as long as some of the other fillers. I'm Fabulous Cosmetics is also making a amazing organic topical serum made with Hyaluronic Acids

Hydroxyapatitie microspheres (Radiesse™). This product is another naturally occurring compound in our body and is more of a paste like consistency. It is used in areas where a thicker, firmer filler is needed, such as the deep folds along the sides of the mouth. Most studies have found it to last somewhat longer than the hyaluronic acid products.

Poly-L-Lactic Acid (Sculptra™) This product is a synthetic polymer that has long been used in dissolvable suture material. It works in a different manner than the other fillers: it stimulates your body to generate new collagen. This product has been extensively studied and appears to last up to 4 years in some areas. It is really intended for deeper injection sites such as the cheek or temple areas and should not be used in the eyelid or lips. It requires multiple injection sessions to reach the goal of correction, where most of the other fillers can be used to obtain correction in 1 or 2 sessions.

Polymethylmethacrylate microspheres / collagen (Artefill™). This product was approved in 2006 by the FDA for the correction of wrinkles. It requires a skin test for collagen allergy. It may be able to achieve permanent correction and is intended for injection into deeper areas. It typically requires multiple injections to achieve long lasting or 
permanent correction.

Monday, June 6, 2016


There’s a dirty little secret the fragrance industry would rather you not know about, however, which is the extreme toxicity of many of these products. Hidden behind their pleasant scents are typically chemicals linked to hormone disruption, reproductive problems, and even cancer.

Many perfumes sold at department stores, big-box retailers, and virtually everywhere else can aptly be described as poison – and this means that you could very well be sacrificing your health by wearing them…
The term “fragrance,” under US law, actually means a combination of chemicals that gives a perfume or cologne its distinct scent. These ingredients may be derived from petroleum or natural raw materials, or they may be produced synthetically. Perfume manufacturers typically purchase fragrance mixtures from companies that specialize in developing fragrances (known as fragrance houses) and then combine them to create a unique scent.4
It is this chemical combination that is typically kept protected as a “trade secret,” while other chemicals in the products (solvents, stabilizers, preservatives, dyes, and UV absorbers) may be listed on the label. So what is a typical fragrance actually made of? Some common offenders include:
  • Parabens: Synthetic preservatives known to interfere with hormone production and release. Parabens are actually several distinct chemicals with a similar molecular structure. Four of these are used frequently in cosmetics: ethylparaben, butylparaben, methylparaben and propylparaben. Methylparaben and propylparaben are the most common of these.
  • Phthalates: Another synthetic preservative that’s carcinogenic and linked to reproductive effects (decreased sperm counts, early breast development, birth defects) and liver and kidney damage.
  • Synthetic musks: These are linked to hormone disruption and are thought to persist and accumulate in breast milk, body fat, umbilical cord blood, and the environment.
Avoiding toxic fragrance does not mean that you must forgo all pleasant scents in your home or personal care products, as truly natural options are available (although if you are sensitive keep in mind that botanical extracts can also cause reactions in some people).

Organic essential oils are one option (you can even add them to your own non-fragranced lotion, for instance), and may be found in some safe fragrances that are 100 percent naturally derived. This includes essential oils and isolates that come from botanical ingredients such as flowers, fruits, seeds, bark, leaves, wood, and other natural raw materials. We love I'm Fabulous Cosmetics organic fragrance oils. They smell amazing and last long.