November 22, 2013

I Won a Bottle of Beautiful AM Moisturizer!

Recently, Two Moms, a Little Time, and a Keyboard hosted a giveaway for Trusted Health Products' Beautiful AM moisturizer and I was lucky enough to win a bottle!

It didn't take long for my little bottle to arrive, very cute with my name printed on the label.

I was definitely surprised at the tiny bottle at first, but then thought maybe it's just a sample size for the giveaway. After reading the instructions and trying it the first time, I realized it's exactly the right size. It's so concentrated, that you use a very tiny amount (a few drops). This little bottle lasts a very long time.

I'm really picky about skincare ingredients, so I looked at the label and found it's made of all botanical oils, including orange, lemon, olive, avocado, and almond. I'm familiar with almond and olive oil for skincare, but I had to do some research on the rest of the oils.

Avocado and olive oils have antioxident properties and are great for dry skin. Olive oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties as well. Almond oil is an emollient (good).

If you have sensitive skin, the orange and lemon oils in Beautiful AM might cause irritation. Orange oil is primarily a fragrance and lemon oil, while smelling great, can be problematic for sensitive skin. You might also want to be careful of sun exposure after using lemon oil on your skin. I don't know how much of each is in the bottle, so it's possible the citrus oil concentration is very low compared to the nourishing anti-oxident oils.

The good thing with this combination is the olive and almond oils kind of act as a "carrier oil" so that essentially balances out the others, which may not be good for skin when used in high concentration on their own. You may want to stay away from lemon oil containing skincare products while pregnant or nursing.

I have been using Beautiful AM for about a week, just a little bit on my cheeks mostly. So far, no breakouts or irritation and I'm taking a break from other daytime moisturizers while I try this one out. So far, so good!

My hands are my real problem in the winter, though. Not my face. I have severe dry skin that cracks and bleeds if left untreated. I'm testing out Beautiful AM on my right hand and using my usual moisturizer on my left hand to see if I notice a benefit from the oils in Beautiful AM.

It's hard to see in photos, but my knuckles and the space between my fingers is very red and flaking a bit.

If you want to try Beautiful AM yourself, you can try it for free (just pay $6.95 shipping & handling)! It's definitely worth a shot, especially since you're saving nearly $25 by getting your bottle for free.

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