Reveal Radiant Skin with Karin Herzog + Giveaway

Nobel Institute honoree, Dr. Paul Herzog, and his wife, Karin, founded the world leading skincare line more than 40 years ago in Switzerland.

Dr. Herzog developed the first, and only, formula to successfully stabilize active oxygen in a cream that can be applied to the skin. The oxygen acts as a rocket booster, propelling essential nutrients deep into the epidermis to nourish the collagen producing cells below the skins surface. It helps to boost the skin’s own replenishment and recovery systems to revolutionize it from the inside, out.

After being awarded the global patent for his unique discovery, Paul and Karin, integrated his breakthrough technology into a unique skincare line. As a trained esthetician, Karin worked with her husband to develop a range of products that help to restore natural vitality, prevent the signs of aging and treat problematic skin conditions.

They invite you to discover the unique qualities of the Karin Herzog skincare philosophy; the only skincare line to deliver the transformative effects of active oxygen directly into the skin.

Karin Herzog is somewhat of a best-kept secret among estheticians and has grown its popularity via word of mouth, resulting in a cult celebrity following and loyal customer base. In June, Molly Sims revealed to Byrdie that she is “addicted to Karin Herzog’s Additional Sweet Cream”, and also using the Vita-A-Kombi Oil for her daily skincare routine. It is also said that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is a fan of the Karin Herzog line, namely the Vita-A-Kombi 1 ($75). Her usage of Karin Herzog Products is well covered in the press, as recently in Beauty Style Living and US Weekly. Karin Herzog is also covered by ELLE, Vanity Fair, Elite Wedding, Bella, New Beauty and Redbook, among others. Molly Sims and and Kate Middleton both have practically flawless, gorgeous skin, thus this line had piqued my curisoity! I didn't try their standby products, but I opted for the Oxygen Hyalu Lift ($130).

I was half-tempted to review the Oxygen Hyalu Lift sooner than I usually review skincare products, but I wanted to take my time as I always do in order to give an accurate review. It's true for many that one isn't normally going to experience instant results with skincare products, as they take time to work. Skincare products may take a month before seeing results, while others may take a few months.

Thanks to combination skin and genetics, I don't have any wrinkles. However, there were a few areas in my facial area that needed to be addressed, such as the slight laugh lines. My skin also needed some firming up. The Oxygen Hyalu Lift made my skin soft, smooth, and touchable, yet firm after the first application. I was sold! It was a little over a month when I noticed that it had lessened my laugh lines remarkably.

Note: For an added boost of radiance, apply only at night and switch to Vita-A-Kombi AHA in the mornings. For best results, apply with a brush in order to avoid absorption of active ingredients through the fingertips.

Lastly, I also received their Eye Cream ($55). Their Eye Cream is enriched with nourishing vitamins and 0.5% active oxygen to help fight dark circles and signs of aging. I thought I'd be the last one to ever get dark circles since I get the required amount of sleep, yet I have been experiencing slight dark circles for a little over two years. I have tried several eye creams to help diminish the appearance of dark circles. Some had somewhat helped, but not enough to make them completely disappear. I have also tried, tried, and tried the cucumber method, to no avail. The only thing that seems to temporarily "help" is swipe some concealer underneath my eyes. This Eye Cream may have not been any different than the others in regards of diminishing the appearance of dark circles, but I love that it left the eye area smooth and soft.

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Introducing Pevonia's Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream #PevoniaLife

This post was created in partnership with Pevonia. I have been compensated and/or given product for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

As an influencer for Pevonia, I had the opportunity to try their latest anti-aging formula, the Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream ($159). Their Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Cream is a revolutionary formula that was created to brighten, protect, hydrate, and rejuvenate the skin. Although it's mostly targeted for those who have mature skin and are showing severe signs of aging, it's also ideal for those who want to use it as a preventive. I fall into the latter. I normally get apprehensive about using anti-aging skincare products that I've never used before, considering how unpredictable my skin can be. There are some days that it's dry, while other days it is out of control: oily and acne prone. Then there are the days that my skin is seemingly perfect. I believe that Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Cream has been bringing the balance that it needs, as I haven't experiencd any breakouts lately. Even though the hydrating benefits are instantaneous, I know that it takes weeks, sometimes months, to see true results. In my upcoming review, I'll touch more base about the Intensive Cream. I'll also review two other products from the Stem Cell line, the Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Serum ($159) and Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Cleanser ($43.50). To top it off, I'll also be hosting a giveaway for 5 Pevonia Stem Cell Phyto-Elite sample kits.

In the meantime, join their Pevonia Life Advocate Experience to learn more about their products. It's also a good way to accumulate rewards and samples!

Share the Health Event at The Vitamin Shoppe

The Vitamin Shoppe® will host its latest “Share the Health” Expo this Saturday, August 16, in more than 600 stores nationwide from 11 AM – 2 PM (local time). As part of this event, each store will offer its own specialized festivities, such as free product samples and consultations with local wellness partners. Health Enthusiasts, who strive to be the most knowledgeable associates in the industry, will also be on-hand to help answer any product-related questions. This marks the 9th Share the Health Expo hosted by the Vitamin Shoppe since 2012.

During the Share the Health Expo, the first 50 shoppers at each location will be treated to a complimentary gift bag full of samples of a number of health and wellness products from popular brands, such as Coromega®, Nature’s Way®, NeoCellTM and more.

“Part of our mission is to ensure our customers have a personalized shopping experience to fit their health and wellness needs, which includes providing them with the knowledge they need to pursue their goals,” said Doug Henson, Senior Vice President Retail, the Vitamin Shoppe. “During our Share the Health Expo, we are proud to make it even easier for customers to explore the variety of products we offer and learn how to easily incorporate them into their everyday lives.”

The Vitamin Shoppe stores will host wellness partners from their communities throughout the day, ranging from local gyms and spas to chiropractors and product representatives. For information on the specific wellness partners attending “Share the Health,” customers are encouraged to contact their local store.

While supplies last. Samples will vary be region/store location.

bareMinera​ls Opens First-Ever Shade Shop in Soho Today

Today is the opening the first-ever bareMinerals Shade Shop in the heart of Soho, NY. A Shade Shop is a new concept shop for the brand and one that really heroes their award-winning complexion products and brings their California heritage to life.

The shop is absolutely stunning and is an open and airy, gallery-like bi-level space that utilizes raw, natural elements such as wood, polished concrete and repurposed brass fixtures to create a warm and refined atmosphere. One wall is dedicated to portraits featuring women (both models and the brand's employees) with responses to the question "What makes you feel beautiful?" inviting the community to #bareyourself and share their answers as well.

The loft-level floor of the Shade Shop—opening this Fall— will be used exclusively for special events and community activities such as artistry workshops, girlfriend parties and inspired conversations with Leslie Blodgett, Creator of bareMinerals, throughout the shop's two year duration.

A Pomegranat​e a Day Keeps the Toxins Away

With each changing season come new challenges for any skin care routine. This year, make some smart changes to your daily regimen using one of nature’s fruit- pomegranate. This superfood does more than boost your health; it can boost your beauty, too!

Nicknamed the “Chinese Apple,” the Pomegranate has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries because of its antioxidant and antiseptic power to deeply clear the skin’s Micro channels so energy can flow freely.

WEI Beauty’s Pomegranate Buffing Beads ($20) bring out the best of detoxification and exfoliation to your skin in one convenient packet. The combination of finely milled pomegranate peels and round delicate beads buff away dead skin to encourage the growth of fresh new cells and reveal the brighter, younger looking skin trapped underneath. Mix grains and a small amount of any non-abrasive cleanser in the palms of your hand and massage onto face. Rinse with warm water.