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Murad Clarifying Wipes


     I am a magnet for blemishes on my chest and shoulders. Murad Clarifying Wipes are the answer to my skin care prayers! Dr. Murad has always formulated  his acne-fighting products with gentle yet effective ingredients. Your skin will not look red, feel irritated or dried out. Instead these wipes will reduce shine, minimize pores, reduce oil and kill bacteria.

     Although this is ideally used on the face, this is great for people who are blemish-prone on other areas of their body. Are you the type who breaks out on their shoulders from sweating it out at the gym? Murad Clarifying Wipes are super convenient! You can keep them in your (gym) bag and take them everywhere with you.

   I love the ingredients:

  • Witch hazel minimized pores and controls oil
  • Algae extract slows down excess sebum production
  • Antioxidant grape seed extract and vitamin E protect against free radicals
  • Cucumber extract to sooth the skin
  • Lemon extract to brighten the complexion

     This combination of ingredients removes dirt and oil, kills bacteria leaving your skin toned and balanced. The seal on this package is excellent. There are 30 sheets in each packet of Murad Clarifying Wipes. After 30 days the pre-moistened sheets stayed just as moist as when I first opened them. No sign of drying up.      The price is not bad either – $18 for a 30-day supply (or 15-day supply if you use it morning and night). If you are using these as part of your skin care routine, I recommend washing your face first with your usual cleanser. Follow with one of the clarifying wipes (avoid eye area). Do NOT rinse! Follow with serums, treatments and moisturizer as per your usual routine.

Although Murad is a cosmeceutical line, they formulate their products without harsh, irritating ingredients such as:

  • sulfates
  • synthetic fragrances
  • petrochemicals
  • phthalates
  • GMOs
  • triclosan

     Have you tried this product? I would love to hear your about your experiences, tips or opinions. Please subscribe and leave comments.

The Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter

     The Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter is not only good for your lips, but it gives to charity as well. All of the profits received from each Dragon Fruit Lip Butter sold will go to charity (75% to charity and 25% to the Foundation’s global grant schemes). If you are curious which charity will be receiving the proceeds, you can actually help the Body Shop to decide. Each person who purchases one of these lip butters can vote for which charity they would like to support either online or in-store.

     If you have never tried one of these before, the Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter is a good place to start. These are formulated with a super moisturizing shea butter base infused with yummy-smelling dragon fruit oil, beeswax and vitamin E. The Body Shop has community fair trade agreements with Ghana for shea butter and with Zambia for beeswax as well as numerous others.

     Not only is it a great lightweight moisturizer for your lips, but it also works well as a cuticle cream thanks to the beeswax. Beeswax serves two functions in this product. Along with the shea butter, beeswax helps to seal in moisture as well as maintain the texture and consistency of the lip butter. In other words, it works as a natural perservative. Are you avoiding parabens? The Body Shop Dragon Fruit Lip Butter is free of parabens, again thanks to the beeswax.

     I love the way this lip butter smells. It does have a bit of white pigment due to the shea butter base, so little goes a long way. This lip butter is so moisturizing that there is no reason to “glop” it on. Just applying a sheer layer will leave your lips soft and kissable. Applying too much will leave you with white lips.

      Have you tried this lip butter? What was your experience? Did you vote for a charity? I would love to hear from you! Please subscribe and leave comments!

     Until later,

Heather N King