Showing posts with label LED light. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LED light. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2018


Sponsored through MavenX network.  All opinions expressed and my experience are my own honest evaluation.

Scientific advances in all areas of life move at an ever increasing speed to bring us better, faster and more efficient methods of living.  The same is true in regard to advances in skincare and anti-aging treatments.  Creams, serums and devices are better than ever before and many actually work to bring us younger looking skin.  Today I want to introduce you to an innovative anti-aging LED light by Trophy Skin called RejuvaliteMD.   I'm two weeks into my use and already have some opinions and I'm pretty hopeful for what I'll see in the next month, which I will blog at that time.   If you have been looking to purchase this light or a microdermabrasion kit for yourself or someone special for Mother's Day, you can save 15% with the code POLARBELLE.  US addresses also receive free shipping and the code is good thru June 30, 2018.


It wasn't very long ago that the only way to turn back the hands of time  was a surgical cut and paste.  I love the new easy technologies that provide a less invasive way to have younger, better looking skin.  The claims of the light are substantial.  "RejuvaliteMD utilizes groundbreaking LED technology to safely and effectively stimulate skin healing and collagen production-reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dark spots while improving radiance, elasticity, and firmness. Safe visible and infrared light wavelengths penetrate the skin, stimulating the production of natural enzymes that increase collagen production, reduce inflammation, and improve skin tone and texture." How? "Unlike some devices that use only red light, RejuvaliteMD utilizes four UV-free wavelengths including red, yellow, amber, and infrared light to effectively treat multiple signs of aging."

Some pretty big claims, aren't they?  It claims to be able to help sun damage, wrinkles, lines,  hyperpigmentation and to do so painlessly!  I can tell you it is completely painless to use this light and it only takes 5 minutes per body part that you wish to treat.


The light comes to you well packaged for safety.  You connect the neck to the base, plug in the included adapter and you're ready to go. The small copper button on the base turns the light on and off.  There is a pair of eye safety goggles that need to be worn while the light is on.  The neck is flexible so that you can move the light to any angle that you need it to be.


For this testing period, I chose to test the light on my face for obvious reasons.  I chose my neck, which is aging much more quickly than I am due to two extensive neck surgeries.  After my second neck surgery five years ago, I spent a year in a neck brace.  I was horrified by the atrophy of the neck after that year which also caused wrinkles and scar tissue buildup.  I felt it put 10-15 years on me and I'd like to tighten that up, if I can.   My third area of testing is my chest which I'm estimating to be about 25 years older than I am thanks to a severe 3rd degree Mexican sunburn.  I have scars, discoloration and wrinkling on it.  PEOPLE!!!   Wear sunscreen!!!  Don't be dumb like a young 20 year old in a time where sunscreen wasn't the every day item it is now.  If you never had sunscreen in your youth and you can literally point out those areas, this light just might be for you.

You can use the light twice a day if you like.  I've only been able to get in one session per day due to a crazy schedule lately.  I want to make time for the morning session too, but let's face it, if you see my posting times, you'll know morning isn't my favorite thing.  You can use your session for complete relaxation as you close your eyes behind the goggles, or you can use it to listen to a book, a youtube video, or make that shopping list for the umpteenth time.

I use the light relaxing on my bed.  I prop my head up, grab the light and rest it on my stomach.  I bend the light to whichever part I'm treating and go for it.  Keep the light 4" from your skin as you do so.  I don't know if you can tell in the picture but I'm totally eating cookies as I use my light while working on my decollete!  (Wearing a tank top, btw)


Here I am treating my face.  haha!  You can't see me!!


There is a 60 day guarantee to work or your money back!!  What?!  No really, this product is guaranteed to work so your purchase is risk free!!  It's recommended to use it for about 2 months to see results.

You may wonder if it's possible to see any change in my first two weeks of trial.  My answer is yes.  I've seen a difference in all three areas.  I am saving most of my before and after pictures for the end of my first 2 months where I think you'll see the most change.  But here is what I've seen.   I've noticed a tightened look in my neck already.  It's small, but I notice it.

My chest is where I've noticed the most change and thank God for that!!!  My skin is smoother and more uniform in color.  I have white scarring all over it from that burn, deep vertical lines from...well, other things on my chest, lol, and a butterfly looking dark patch that is evident on HD film.  I can't see it with just my eyes yet but it is where the awful blisters were from that horrible burn.


After just two weeks, what I notice is, in particular, a smoother texture.  My skin feels completely smooth.  It had felt like it had some terrain before.  It's hard to describe as it wasn't bumps but it wasn't smooth, either.  The color is more even and the crevasses aren't as deep.  I'm really encouraged.


These pictures were taken in the same room under the same lighting so I'm not sure why the skin color has come out so differently.  I don't really know if you can tell a difference but in real life, I sure can.  It's a beginning and I'll take it!!

Check back in with me in another month to see where I am then.  In the meantime, you can order any device from Trophy Skin and save 15% using the code POLARBELLE, (good thru 6/30/18).    Here's to hoping I can turn my chest into baby's bottom softness!!

What areas of your body would you like to see younger, more improved skin?  Do you have special things you will be gifting for Mother's Day or any special beauty items on your Mother's Day wishlist?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Beauty For Real Will Illuminate Your Makeup Kit With These New Items

Hi Readers!! I am back to tell you about some wonderful new items from Beauty For Real. You may remember that I wrote about their Illuminating Lip Gloss in the color Kiss, a nude pink, awhile back.  It is one of my favorite lipglosses, which I still wear often.  I love the feel and color of the gloss while the convenience of a built in LED light and mirror just can't be beat!!  Today I want to tell you about some of their newer products.  Read on and check out my evaluation.

Illuminating, LED, Really Red, Light On Your Toes, Get Lit, In The Pink, Get Glowing

Ideally, I had hoped to blog these for your gift giving considerations for Christmas.  I am sorry to report I'd been very ill most of the year, but it got worse in the fall, reaching a peak in mid-December, when I received a diagnosis.  Two days later, my husband had some mystery thing strike and spent four days in the hospital.  After that, I had an anaphylaxis type of attack, and you know, that's how my holiday season went.  I am SO sorry to have deserted both my readers and the companies that I enjoy and believe in.  2014 was full of broken bones, surgeries, ripped muscles and illness for me, and I'm saying enough of that, Onward and Upward in 2015!!!!

Let's talk about the Lip Cream, pictured in the first photo on the left.   The color I have and am showing you is Really Red.

Full Coverage, Cupuacu Nut Butter, lipgloss, LED light,

I loved my Illuminating Lip Gloss so much that I was thrilled to see the True Color Lip Cream, ($22, .15 fl oz.), in my package.  It has the same wonderful LED light and mirror in the packaging so that you can apply it anytime and anywhere!  You can even use the light to find things you drop in the movie theater, lol.  (Ha!  That reminds me of my friend Tracy.)

Look how bright the light is!!!

LED light, mirror, full coverage, long wear, Capuacu nut butter

Lip checking mirror:

LED light, mirror, full coverage, long wear, Capuacu nut butter

Really Red Lip Cream is a classic red color.  It can be worn by all skin tones and types.  It is THE perfect red.  It will definitely get noticed, as you will when you wear it.  The great thing about this color and formula for me is that it doesn't run into lip lines.  Red pigments are traditionally the thinest and runniest of all the pigments, making red a lot of work for those of us with lip lines.  I've been wearing this by itself, no liner or special touch-ups needed.  Do you hear that, over 40 people??  IT DOESN'T RUN!!!  The formula is just perfect for staying in place.  The color is perfect and the formula is perfect.  This is, by far, the best liquid lipstick type of formula I've ever used.  And you can feel that it's hydrating, too!  ILOVE THIS GLOSS!!!

You will also love the ingredients.  The cupuacu nut butter, organic neroli and mandarin oils are nourishing plant oils that will condition your lips leaving them more hydrated  and yet wear longer than you'd ever imagine.

Here is the official list of ingredients for the lip cream:
rincus communis (castor seed oil), olive (olea europea oil), cera alba (beeswax), stearalkonium hectorite, silica silylate, theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu seed butter), propylene carbonate, citrus reticulata (red mandarine oil),citrus aurantium oil (neroli oil). may contain: titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci 77491, 77492, 77499) red 7 lake (ci 15850:1) mica (ci 77019) red 6 lake (ci 15850) red 40 lake (ci 16035), manganese violet (ci 77742) 

Lip swatch:

LED, classic red, lipgloss

You may have noticed that the nail polish makes a great match for the lip cream.  Gosh, these are both just perfect classic red colors.  The Light On Your ToesLight Up Nail Polish, ($15, 15 ml), I received to sample is #1 Red,  It's so beautiful, so classic, and you see before you two coats.

LED light, big 3 free

I love this red!!!  Really.  Truly.  Totally.  I rarely ever wear red, but I will more often now.  This is the perfect neutral red that anyone can wear.  It was perfect for the holiday season and it will be perfect for your upcoming Valentine's Day festivites.  Seriously, just get this.

The nail polish also has the built-in LED light.  GENIUS!!!  Gosh, don't you always wish there was just one more light when you're doing your nails?  I sure do.  With Beauty For Real, just click the button on top and there you go!  Polish away!

LED light, Big 3 free

LED light, big 3 free

LED light

I had this polish on for three days and then got my first chip in the shower.  BUT, I have to tell you, I forgot to put down the Orly Bonder that I always use as a base coat.  Ooops, my bad.  Three days with no base coat is GREAT!!  The Beauty For Real nail polishes are Big 3 Free.

The middle item in the first picture is the Get Glowing Cheek Tint and Luminizer, ($29, 8 gr).  Both are cream products housed in the same container.  The trays swing out so that you can access one or both items at a time and there is also a mirror.  The color set I have is called Get Lit / In The Pink.

In The Pink, highlight, blush, Get Lit

Beauty For Real tells me that not only have these been designed to impart color and highlight to the face but they also have anti-aging properties!!!!   I need this to come in body size!!!

I'm going to show you what the website says about the anti-aging properties.

"How does Luminera work?  As the transparent particles come into contact with the skin, the DIAMOND CORE COMPLEX transforms invisible UV light and works to DRAMATICALLY DIMINISH the expression of wrinkles, discolorations, imperfections, rendering a more YOUTHFUL, even toned and healthy appearance.  Vitamin E and grape-seed extracts provide anti-aging benefits and antioxidant protection."

Let me show you my swatches of the cheek tint and luminizer and the lip cream.  The pictures I took while wearing it on my face washed out the cheek color unfortunatly.  I had a high SPF in my foundation and the glow off SPF tends to wash out the other colors you're wearing, so unfortunately, you won't really see much on me, even though it looked nice in person.

Really red, lipgloss, blush, highlighter, Get Lit, In the Pink

Get Lit, the luminizing highlighter, is on the far left.  It's a beautiful light champagne color.  Very pretty on!!!  In The Pink is the cream color pictured in the middle.  It's a great fresh pink that gives the wearer a nice healthy glow.  These last at least 6 hours on me.  I don't know if they last longer because I'm usually washing my face by that point these days.  Pictured on the far right is the Really Red Lip Cream.

The ingredients in the Cheek Tint and Luminizer, (both of which can be worn to impart color or glow anywhere):
caprylic/capric triglyceride, isophropyl isostearate, polmethyl methacrylate, phenyl dimethicone, hydrogenated castor oil/coplymer, tribemenin, nylon-12, microcrystalline wax, hydrogenated polycyclopentadiene, ozokerite, polymethylsilsesquioxane benzimidazole diamond co-polymer, polyethylene, sorbitan sesquioleate, oleic acid, tocopheryl acetate, vanillin, pomegranate, bht, may contain: mica (ci 77019), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), iron oxides (ci77491, 77492, 77499), bismuth oxychloride, carmine (ci 75470), red 7 lake (ci 15850:1), yellow 5 lake (ci 19140) - See more at:

So one day, I was wearing these great products and decided to head out shopping.  I took some gratuitous pictures first so that you could see the products in action.  You can even can get a hint of the blush and luminizer.  Seriously, how perfect is the Really Red Lip Cream?

lipgloss, cheek tint, luminizer

I took a few pictures, got ready to head out, when...SUDDENLY.......

blush, LED light, luminizer, highlight, lipgloss

I got a GREAT idea for my husband's birthday, which is coming up.  Ahem, notice how perfectly the nail color matches the lip cream!!!  FANTASTIC!!

It's a great idea that I have, so you are sworn to secrecy!!!  Don't tell!!!!

lipgloss, cheek tint, blush, luminizer, highlighter

You can purchase Beauty For Real on their website.  Be sure to check the Gift Set section where you can buy different groupings that go together.  You can find my matching lipgloss cream and nail polish offered as a set in there was well.  Easy peasy!!  I love that things are matched up for us or we can purchase them individually too!  Remember your friends and Beauty For Real for Valentine's!

Now before I go, having spent a significant amount of time on the Beauty For Real website, I found an amazing program that they have called Beauty And Grace.  I was very touched to read this.   I am going to share the program as laid out by the website.  There is also a spot to nominate people.  This is so fantastic!!

Beauty And Grace:
The Beauty and Grace campaign is designed to recognize women who not only look beautiful, but who are actively doing beautiful things that are positively changing other's lives. The Beauty Heroines featured here are just examples of women who represent a unique cause and how it touches them in a personal way. To honor and celebrate her outstanding contribution within the community, Beauty For Real will donate 25% of sales of her favorite BFR product from the website to her cause of choice during that month.

That's so cool!!  I love that they're doing this.  Do you have a Beauty Heroine you'd like to nominate?  Can you think of any better first world device than an LED light on your lipgloss and nail polish?  What is your favorite classic red?

I hope everyone had a great holiday season!

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