I was sent this amazing new VitaD Fortified Illuminating Duo from SkinAuthority and wanted to start with this amzing video that they have that explains it in ways that I would probably both it up. I can tell you it was weird them coming out of the blue to ask me to review this for the Earth Day Event because I had just been diagnosed with a very low Vitamin D deficiency and am having to take really high doses in pill form.
I have had this happen several times in my life and I can't for the life of me figure it out, well, maybe a little. Since both of my knee's have been replaced and even before that with all the pain that happens when I stand too long, I stopped going outside and working in my garden. With my stomach issues, veggies, especially the greens, stopped becoming a food source. So, I guess I don't eat the right foods and I don't get outside too much. Darned if you do and Darned if you don't. Either get skin cancer from too much sun or don't get enough Vitamin D. What a dilemna!
Key Benefits of using VitaD Fortified:
This Duo has these products inside the box:
|VitaD Fortified™ Illuminating DUO Includes:VitaD Fortified™ Topical Elixir, 1.0 fl oz/30 ml; VitaD Fortified™ Whole Food Spice Powder, 1.0 oz / 28.4g|
Okay the abovfe image is the Topical Elxir or lotion if you want to consider it that. I am hoping that the next time I go back for bloodwork surely by the high doses of the pill and what I am using like the Elixir and the seasoning in my foods that my report will be better.
The Elixir hopefully will do all of this for me. I think that if you are low on Vitamin D it has something to do with your bones. Maybe that is why I have been hurting more than usual? I am so tired of guessing and wish I knew all the answers, but I don't!
Multi action, lightweight formula provides a topical dose of Vitamin D and essential nutrients to nourish the skin for firm, bright luminosity.
This is actually the Whole Food Spice Powder that can be used in your foods to help bring your Vitamin D levels up. Here is what this mighty little spice will do:
Provides an all-natural, plant-based Vitamin D source in whole food form for more nutritional impact that's perfect for any diet -- including vegan.
You can get some great recipes from going on SkinAuthority's site and checking them out. Some of them actually look pretty darn good!
Right now you can get $20 off of the Elixir by going to this page and following the instructions. This is only for the Elixir that you put on your skin, not the spices.
I haven't been using them long enough to give you more decisive information but in another 2 weeks I should. I am using the Elixir on my hands only since the bottle is so small and I want to make sure i have enough to last long enough to see the difference. I will continue to use the Spice also and I am hoping to report good results there too!
Since I am taking the pills, it may never be known 100% for sure which one got my levels up but from what I am reading, I will notice it in how my skin looks and before when I was just taking the pills, I never saw a change in my skin. So, that, I think will be my gauge on things. I will report back in another 2 weeks to give you I hope some really amazing news. I trust that SkinAuthority and the Dole Institute know what they are doing so I have no doubt that things will turn around for me!
Now, I did copy this next little report from The Office of Dietary Supplements:
What is Vitamin D and What Does It Do?
Vitamin D is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium (one of bone's main building blocks) from food and supplements. People who get too little vitamin D may develop soft, thin, and brittle bones, a condition known as rickets in children and osteomalacia in adults.Here is a little bit about SkinAuthority per their About Us:
Vitamin D is important to the body in many other ways as well. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body.
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Skin Authority offers a complete line of multi-purpose "results oriented" products and easy to use home care kits featuring simple routines. The result is a lifetime of healthy, radiant skin and incredibly strong brand loyalty among consumers.
From the beginning, Skin Authority has developed its products and treatments to deliver immediately visible results and lasting changes using the most naturally effective ingredients available to accomplish the results. In most ways, Skin Authority can be considered more "natural" or "organic" than brands that make the claim exclusively.
Skin Authority was one of the first full-line brands to eliminate parabens, dyes, fragrances, and animal testing, without sacrificing results or shelf life. In 2009, Organic Spa Magazine said, "Skin Authority is one of the companies making strides, both big and small, in the ever changing world of natural and organic beauty."
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SkinAuthority will be giving 2 winner's each a set of the VitaD Fortified Illuminating Duo in my Earth Day Event that starts on March 7th and ends on the 21st. Open in the U.S. only. Good Luck Everyone!
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monitary 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.