A Dead Sea Mineral Eye Gel for Depuffing

Adovia Mineral Eye Gel

Adovia Mineral Eye Gel

A lot of eye creams and even a lot of eye gels on the market are too thick and greasy for my liking, but not this lightweight eye gel from Adovia. I have had great success with other Adovia products before, so I was pleased this eye gel also lived up to my expectations. The gel definitely hydrates and absorbs fast, so you can layer foundation, BB cream or sunblock on top soon after application.

To me, the gel imparts a cooling sensation when I put it on, but I don’t think this cooling feeling was necessarily intentional, nor am I sure that everyone will feel this (I’m one of those people who reacts oddly to products that are supposed to feel “hot” or “cool” to the skin–I usually end up experiencing the opposite sensation from what the manufacturer intends, therefore I’m not sure if my skin is weird, or what). Nevertheless, as a result I have enjoyed using the Adovia eye gel during these hot dog days of summer–it feels so refreshing. I had initially worried that the gel would make me feel oily or greasy during humid days, but it does not–it goes on clean and sinks in fast, leaving no residue whatsoever, and it’s definitely hydrating.

Although nothing will ever truly eradicate the fine lines around my eyes, this Adovia product definitely plumped up and moisturized my skin so that my fine lines were a lot less noticeable. This product also got rid of that “crepey” look that undereye skin sometimes gets, making my skin texture appear more smooth and even. I noticed less undereye puffiness, too.

I have mentioned it in other reviews–and I’ll note it here again–I am a huge believer in the benefits of Dead Sea salts and minerals, which are also infused in this eye gel. I can’t explain the science behind it, but Dead Sea products tend to work for me and my complexion, which is normal to oily and fair. If you have skin similar to mine, you will likely enjoy similar positive results.
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What Happens When You Mix Argan, Jojoba, Grapeseed, Coconut and Other Oils for Hair Care?

InstaNatural Argan Oil Blend

InstaNatural Argan Oil Blend

I really wanted to LOVE this Insta Natural Luxurious Argan Oil Treatment and Elixir, which contains a mix of all natural, plant-based oils, all of which are well-known and highly regarded for hair care.

My hair has dreadfully dry ends (from a botched dye job) that are growing out, so I was hoping for some mega-moisture and split end repair (or at least temporary split end relief). I also was excited by the blend of proven oils and moisturizers in this mix: argan, coconut, jojoba and olive oils, for example, all have great reputations, so a blend of these and other oils sounded magnificent, at least in theory. Unfortunately, my actual experience was just okay, not the life changing experience (or at least hair changing experience) I expected.

I first tried the oil blend as a leave-in conditioner and slept with it in my hair overnight. Big mistake. I woke up with crunchy hair. From this I learned that the product is not good as a leave-in conditioner for someone like me who has thin, wispy hair. The product is labeled for all hair types, but based on my experience, I think it is probably not advisable for people with ultra-fine, ultra-thin hair like mine. The manufacturer might consider changing the “leave in conditioner” instructions to account for differences in hair type.

Next I tried the argan oil blend as a 1-hour conditioner. Interestingly, my dry ends seemed to resist the product soaking in, which surprised me. My healthier, newer hair growth, in contrast, drank it up. This was the exact opposite of what I expected. I used shampoo and rinsed, then checked the results. My roots actually seemed a little greasy from the argan oil mix, and I didn’t see any changes to my dry ends. I get the sense from comments made by others, however, that both times I used too much of the product. Maybe if I try a different approach using much less I might have better results.

Interestingly, this oil mix rinses off of skin and hands very easily, unlike other oil based hair treatments that linger and are hard to remove from the hands after application on the hair. This was a positive result. Another positive was the slightly coconut scent of the product, which I enjoyed. Technically, the product is unscented, but the natural coconut essence is still somewhat detectable. I happen to like this a lot. It is definitely not overbearing.

Bearing all of this in mind, plus taking into account some comments I have heard from others, I might actually get a lot of use out of this argan oil blend as a moisturizer for the skin, and I’m going to try it. Seeing how fast this elixir was absorbed by my healthy hair and how easily it rinsed off my hands, I have a feeling it will make a nice summer substitute for heavier lotions. I suspect this blend will sink into the skin very nicely.

So, in summary, for me this product was okay, but too heavy for daily use on hair as fine as mine. If you have thick hair, this argan oil blend might work perfectly for you. In my case, I’m going to try to use the argan oil mix on my skin to see if it performs better there, and I will also continue to try to experiment with and tweak the quantity I use on my hair, in case there is an optimal amount to use for thin haired folks like me.

Anyway, the Insta Natural folks get credit for trying–their idea to blend all of these oils together was excellent, and again, this product might very well perform extraordinarily well for individuals with thick hair. The manufacturer also gets credit for offering an all natural, plant-based product that is cruelty free. I will certainly give other products from Insta Natural a try.

Where I got my argan oil blend: Amazon

Where you can get your argan oil blend: Amazon
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Argan Oil Really Works! Foxbrim Argan Oil Review

Foxbrim Argan Oil

Foxbrim Argan Oil

I’ve heard so many good things about argan oil through the years, so I was excited to receive a bottle of Foxbrim argan oil to try in exchange for this honest review.

The product is packed nicely in a dark glass bottle (to maintain freshness) with an eye dropper style of top, so you can precisely control how you distribute the oil, and prevent yourself from applying too much at a time or spilling the bottle.

Even though it is an oil, this product is not greasy at all, and it sinks into the skin really fast. You can immediately put on clothes or layer on other products (for example, if you are using the oil on the face). I mainly used the argan oil to address dry spots on my skin, but I will also use it on the tips of my hair and as a cuticle oil.

The argan oil worked as promised and provided my skin with lots of lightweight but effective moisture. I never felt oily or greasy, and the skin on my legs looked better (in time to bear them to the public wearing shorts). This is a product I will buy again.

The only slight caution I would give is the oil initially has an earthy, green/grassy or hay-like odor for just a few seconds when you first apply it.

Some users might not like this. But it makes sense that this product would have a green, plant-like smell, as it is derived from all natural Argania Spinosa plants.

The odor does not linger by any means, so I wouldn’t worry about this at all when purchasing. Many others have said the same thing of argan oil, so I am not the only one who thinks it has an initial scent that dissipates in mere seconds after application.

Again, this is a product I will definitely and confidently buy again in the future, so I recommend it to you wholeheartedly.

Where I got my argan oil: Amazon

Where you can get your argan oil: Amazon

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.