Pharmagel & KareCO

 

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I have yet to do a blog post on products that I use and wanted to start sharing them from time to time since I have been getting many requests. =)

One thing before I get started in my Pharmagel review, please keep in mind these recommendations ..

Dermatologist Recommendations for Maintaining Younger, Healthier, Vibrant Looking Skin:

Be certain to consistently apply the product(s) you choose in accordance with its directions for use;

Pay special attention to your neck and hands while applying the product(s) you choose, as these areas reflect your age;

Always use sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15;

Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to stay well hydrated;

Avoid excessive intake of caffeinated and alcoholic beverages, as they may contribute to dehydration and exacerbate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; and

Be sure to get adequate rest every day.

Now for the products I tried from Pharmagel –

Masque

This Masque is a quick drying, firming kaolin clay-based masque containing vitamins and humectants that help skin appear lifted and smoothed. Stated to help skin appear firmer, more youthful, and refreshed it sounds like a great Masque to me! I do like this mask. After removing most masks I have had to use a moisturizer afterwards … not with this one! It left my skin soft and feeling nice. After my third masque I can see some firmness in my cheeks but not in the way you feel this way only right after the mask. I feel that using this on a regular basis can be quite beneficial.

Refreshing eye pads

These pads are a unique herbal solution in pad form that are stated to relieve the appearance of puffy, swollen eyes often associated with aging. To use – After cleansing, place one pad over each closed eye and relax for five minutes or longer. Can be refrigerated for an extra “pick-me-up”.  These are a one time use for each pad. I haven’t had puffy eyes recently but I did put these in the refrigerator for a refresher on days I am exhausted and I can say it feels great and made my eyes feel refreshed! These are a little spendy for pads, if you are prone to puffy eyes these might be worth trying. I have been using cold cucumbers on me eyes before trying these pads which feel about the same as the pads with similar benefits for those looking for a more affordable option.

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Firma Derm lotion – travel size

This lotion has Aloe Vera and can be used to moisturize both your face and body. I use this lotion immediately after a shower while my skin is still damp which is recommended for best moisturizing results. I lightly pat my skin dry then apply, this lotion I keep in my shower. It has a nice healthy organic smell like Aloe Vera. We have had a harsh winter so I have been working overtime to keep my skin from getting too dry. This lotion has done its job keeping my skin soft and healthy.

Toner – travel size

This is a botanical-based, moisturizing facial toner stated to infuse skin with  botanical extracts that nourish and energize skin to make it feel invigorated. The ingredients are good for you and this toner feels great after applying.  Keeping it cool and then spraying it on my face .. Feels amazingly and fresh! Such a great pick me up to keep cool and use! Do you currently use toner? If not, please start because it is so beneficial to your skin.

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Papaya facial scrub – travel size

A gentle exfoliating facial scrub that contains extracts from the papaya plant. As stated, Allantoin ingredients refresh exfoliated skin so that even sensitive skin will benefit from regular use. I love the papaya smell and how this is a soft scrub that doesn’t feel harsh on my skin. A refreshed natural glowing feeling is exactly what I felt after using this scrub. Be sure to pat dry lightly after rinsing.

Hydra cleanse – travel size

A cleanse that is formulated with a combination of Oat Extract and Panthenol to thoroughly cleanse skin without stripping away essential moisture. You may be wondering what Panthenol is .. well I had to look it up too. Panthenol is a form of vitamin B5 that easily penetrates the skin, allowing it to promote recovery and revitalization of skin cells. Sounds AMAZING huh?! I have used this with all of the other products as recommended and I didn’t notice a huge difference in the facial cleanser alone. I can say that I like the fact that it does feel mild like it states which makes me feel better using it on my face.

I would recommend starting with the travel sizes if you are looking to try something new. Pharmagel is great because they offer these travel sizes to start before investing in a full size and offer many products for lots skin types! Has anyone else tried Pharmagel?  What did you think? I know that I will continue using Pharmagel and be trying a few more of their products!

For more information and reveiews visit Pharmagel –

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Now to finish up with my new KareCo brushes –

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Tangle buster brush

This is a nice, full-size brush with an extra-long handle that is very comfortable and easy to grip. The bristles are divided into separate panels that bend independently which is different than any other brush I have owned. This along with the curved design allow for movement to fit contours of your head.

When I use this brush to work out my tangles, which yes I do have because I tease my hair ..it detangles quickly with less hair in my brush afterwards. I did start from the bottom and work my way up with detangling because when starting from the top it was painful. It is always recommended to start from the bottom when brushing, sometimes I just rush past this. 😉  I can say this brush not only does exactly what it is supposed to, it feels amazing on your scalp because of how to panels curve and move. Having long thick hair, a good brush is a must – have for me.  I honestly think it’s worth trying if you suffer from tangles and you’re not pleased with your current detangling brush.

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Small round brush

A round brush is a must for a beautiful blowout!

At 2.0 inches round the small size is ideal for short or medium length hair and bangs! I actually use this to feather my layers around my face outwards. I wanted a more curled feather, this is why I chose the smaller round brush when most use the larger size brushes. Being new to a round brush .. yes, I have never tried one before, I am beyond excited and have been using this brush daily for styling!

Medium round brush

At 2.5 inches round it is ideal for medium to long hair. With this size I was looking to achieve natural beach waves or a flip full of volume. I can say that with using this brush my hair remained static free and had so much volume in my flip, beach waves I have not yet mastered .. maybe you can give me some tips in making a round brush work for this look?!

For more information please check out Kareco  –

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I do post videos or me using these and other products on my insastory via my instagram so you can see before and after clips too!

Thank you for taking the time to read over my reviews, I love sharing new products with you and giving my honest feedback. =)

xo

Marie

 

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5 comments

  1. Great review girl! I haven’t tried either one but the mask sounds great and your skin is pretty flawless so I think you know what to do.

    Your hair is beautiful! I am very interested in the tangle brush after reading your review. I like that it’s sold at stores I already shop at.

    Thanx Marie, well done!

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  2. I have seen those brushes and wondered if they are any good. I’m in love with your hair. I will check out the tangle brush.

    That cucumber tip was honest and helpful. Your honesty is much appreciated. The toner and the tip on keeping it chilled I need to try. I will start with the travel size great suggestion babe.

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    • Thank YOU for your feedback and very nice comment!

      Let me know how the toner works for you chilled. 🙂

      Yes, next time you are in shopping you can get a brush to try or use my coupon code if you buy online. You will love these brushes. 🙂

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  3. I like this review and hope to see more!

    Those brushes I did see when shopping but assumed they are like most brushes. Never have I seen a brush that moves like this one. I want to try the papaya scrub, I use a scrub that is very rough on my skin and I thought that was a good thing but after reading this I looked into it and a softer scrub is better. Thank you Marie for letting me know of these products.

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