Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweetsation Therapy Facial Products Review

Ladies, I have a couple of really wonderful face products I would love to tell you about today. I found this company quite by accident on Facebook one day when someone mentioned that they have a giveaway starting every Thursday and ending on Sunday night.

Sweetsation Therapy picks a winner on Monday from the Facebook comments so I started leaving comments and then it dawned on me that instead of doing that I need to see if I could review them!

Don't know why it took 2 weekends of entering for me to decide to ask but I did and they were really very nice and agreed! Here is what I got to review:

1. C'Bella Organic Brightening Toner with Vitamin C
2. I*Light Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment
3. Very Berry Organic Oxygen Masque & Scrub with Antioxidants

I will start with the Very Berry Organic Oxygen Masque & Scrub because it is the first thing I do in the mornings or one of the first things at night after taking off my makeup or to just clean my face. First I have to say this scrub really smelled good!

It was kinda like alot of berries and yogurt all mixed together or at least that is what it smelled like to me. I found out that is also has Vitamin C and the Superberries in it which is a combination of 10 super berry/fruit ingredients. This is like getting a great exfoliate and a masque (which cleans our pores & draws out the impurities)in one jar! That is why it smelled the way it did when I first opened the jar. *I do not read about the products I test until after I am done so that nothing I read gets transformed in my mind. I like going in blind w/o having any expectations and then read about the products after I am ready to post*. This has worked very well for me and it gives you, my readers, an honest and fair opinion.

See, then I found out it has honey in it which explains why I thought it smelled like yogurt! All of those vitamins and antioxidants will have your skin looking and feeling great in no time. A high content of Hyaluronic acid will put moisture back where it belongs, while Papaya and Pineapple help to slough off dead skin cells, reviling fresh rosy glow. Vitamin C will help repair and lighten up the sun damage and sun spots.

And then the honey they put in helps protect the skin from the sun's damaging rays. It helps to absorb impurities from the pores in the skin, making it an ideal cleansing agent and fighter against acne. It does not take much, about a quarter size to spread all over your face, please be careful around the eyes, and leave on for 5-10 minutes and then wash off and follow with your moisturizer.

I then used the C*Bella Organic Brightening Toner on my face as I find it helps tighten my pores and I can sometimes feel it working. Any skin care line is not complete without either a toner or astringent as part of the skin care regime. It is a critical step that is often over looked. This step closes the pores, adjusts the pH of the skin and removes any remaining cleanser or dirt from the skin.

The Vitamin C helps fight free radicals and sun damage. I did quote from their site on this below because there was so much technical information and it would have been crazy for me to try and re-word what they said so in rare instances I will use their words:
Bilberry, Sugar cane and Lemon Extract help to lighten sun spots. Papaya and Ananas Enzymes like natural alpha hydroxy acids help to exfoliate and renew the skin. AHA's loosen the top layer of dead cells (primarily composed of keratin) while on the other hand enzymes dissolve the keratinized layer. Papaya and pineapple are great sources of proteolytic (protein dissolving) plant enzymes. Papaya is great for blemishes, mature skin, large pores, and sun spots. Raspberry Extract made up of a powerful blend of antioxidants such as vitamin C, quercetin and catechins fight against age related skin damage. Ellagic acid present in raspberries prevents elasticity of skin from degradation as well as enhances elasticity in aged skin.
Lastly, I used the I*Light Organic Advanced Brightening & Line Smoothing Eye Treatment. I have to tell you this was probably my favorite product, although they were all equally great. I hate crow's feet and the little lines around my mouth so anytime I find something that makes them less visible I am super happy and that is what this product did!

A unique blend of natural oils and plant extracts instantly smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and you will see it start to work almost immediately! I can tell you I have tried several rather expensive products that do the same thing but why pay that high price when Sweetsation Therapy's is only $26.00!!

It also helps with under eye shadows and puffiness and after 4 weeks of using you will see visible results. You can use this product in the morning and at night. Just gently apply a small amount on your ring finger and lightly dab all around the eyes.

Okay, again, I am going to quote the ingredients because they are too long and way too important for me to try and re-word it all:
Calming and restorative, rich in antioxidants provided by a cocktail of superberries like Goji, Raspberry, Pomegranate, Cranberry and Blueberry and rich in Vitamin C, I*Light fights skin damage and cellular oxidation that causes premature aging, by excessive free radical activity. Combination of Kojic Acid and Milk Thistle repair sun damage and sun spots, hence improve and brighten up overall eye area, while Caffeine, Horse Chestnut, Arnica, and Ginkgo Biloba improve blood circulation acting as decongestants, reducing water retention, shadows and puffiness.  
Adding astringent properties, they cause constriction of blood vessels, anti-inflammatory, as well as circulation boosting properties. Reishi and Caviar rich in vitamins, CoQ10 and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid help to fight aging, supporting natural skin function the best way possible, improving firmness, elasticity and keeping your eyes looking fresh, bright and forever beautiful.
Sweetsation Therapy has many other face products and body products to choose from so you really need to go and look around, especially if you are pregnant. They have products to help with stretch marks and if they are as good as the face products you might want to try them! They also have a cellulite cream along with sun care products.

They even have products for your baby! They offer free shipping on orders over $100 for domestic shipping. Now, I found the history/About Us section very interesting and I was going to just give you a glimpse but it was so interesting and I could not find a place to cut it off so I am giving you all of it because it sums up what a great company this is and how much I enjoyed their products:

My name is Natalia, and I am a new mom, who likes everything top of the line. But not top of the line prices. And since I was not born in the Trump family, I had to find a way to combine high quality and low prices at the same time. Even when I was pregnant for 9 months, I never left the house without wearing my jewelry, high heels and still managed to make those ugly maternity clothes look decent. So how did I get the idea to start Mommy and Baby (everyone really) skin care and accessory company?

Being way over 30 and just entering motherhood I was concerned with aging and other skin issues associated with pregnancy, just like any other woman. So one day, I lathered my usual age preventing night cream on my face before going to bed. At that point I believe I was 3 months along. It was one of those high end, smell good creams that promise to do all the miracles in the world to your face......

Next morning I received an email that notifies me every week what to look for and what to expect as your pregnancy progresses. It was in that fateful email I found out about all the harmful ingredients that are present in skin care products and should not be used during pregnancy and may harm the fetus inside you; to the point of deformities and brain damage. In a state of panic I rushed to the bathroom and frantically started reading all the labels on all my "pregnancy" creams and lotions that I was religiously putting on myself daily. Needless to say but all of them contained a "no-no" ingredient(s) that I just read about. Including a major 'no-no' like Retinol and Fragrances, aka phthalates.

Working in the cosmetic industry for 20 years, for a few major brands, I couldn't figure out WHY in the world it never crossed my mind before. At that point I thought, "Oh my God, I've harmed my baby......". I suppose, I don't have to mention that a state of panic was following me everywhere till the end of my pregnancy. 

That very morning I decided to put all my knowledge and experience to work and create my own skin care company that would design and manufacture everything a woman would need, whether regnant or not, to take care of her skin, being 20+ or 30+ or even 40+, applied using a daily regimen, and therefore protecting her health and well-being.

Sweetsation Therapy was born in 2008, with the collaboration of two of the USA based labs and a team of chemists, aromatherapists and dermatologists. Our products are Organic and natural treatments that look great, feel great and smell great, and therefore make you feel good. We've combined the best gifts of earth and ocean in our skin care. Aromatherapy elements nourish your body and soul. And most importantly our products are safe for mom and baby, and everyone who seeks the healthiest alternatives for every day skin challenges.

Did you know that everything that is applied on our skin, the largest organ, ultimately ends up in your bloodstream? Consequently, we pass it on to our developing baby. Each ingredient was thoroughly researched and checked against Cosmetic Safety Database and verified, that it's safe to use for pregnancy while delivering desirable results.

Since then we were just picking up the speed. After my baby was born I discovered that Baby products that are sold in large stores, including the most consumer trusted brands, are lacking good quality not to mention are packed with toxic ingredients, so now we offer a line of baby products that are designed to have kid-friendly (chemical-free) scents, like orange juice and chocolate... And that's just the beginning. My ultimate goal is to create a little world of Sweetsation where moms and babies, kids big and small can get "Green and Clean" safe products for their bodies and souls.

At Sweetsation Therapy we believe in being environmentally conscious and living green. And this is the "Recycle and be Rewarded" program we've put in place. Our packaging containers are 100% recyclable, and when you collect 5 empty pieces of our packaging, just mail them back to us. You will receive 5 product samples of your choice, or $10 credit towards your future purchase.

Our products are biodegradable and made with natural and organic ingredients. We use minimal packaging for our products to eliminate unnecessary parts, aka boxes, that will be thrown away to add to the landfill.

I know that was alot of info but I really want to stand behind a wonderful company when I find one and this one deserves alot of applause and credit!

Here is how you can reach out and connect with Sweetsation Therapy:

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2374
Jupiter, FL 33468
Phone: 561.248.9933
Fax: 561.277.9414

Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


Maryann said...

I would love to try: Lumi*Essence Organic Advanced Brightening Repair Treatment with Kojic Acid, Arbutin & Vitamin C, 2oz

Maryann D.
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amyorvin said...

I'd like to try the D-Day Blessing Candle "Girl"

janetfaye said...

I would like to try Svelte PRO Supercharged Organic Anti-Cellulite Treatment with L'Carnitine & CoQ10.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

chris0855 said...

I would love to try the Very Berry Organic Oxygen Masque & scrub!

Amanda said...

ooo the very berry organic oxygen masque and scrub sounds nice

Elaine said...

D-Day Blessing Candle "Girl"

Jo said...

would love to try Ellasti*Body Organic Hydrating & Firming Caviar Butter, with Vitamins & Caviar Extract

lisawith4 said...

I'd like the sun smart skin care set

K. McKenzie said...

I like the Organic Sea Mineral mist for Thirsty skin - sounds perfect for dry skin through NY winters!

weta1972 said...

Svelte PRO Supercharged Organic Anti-Cellulite Treatment with L'Carnitine & CoQ10, 5oz