Crest Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash [Review]

I received the purple Crest Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash. I use it both in the morning & in the evening after I brush my tooth. In the evening I floss before using Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash. I noticed the typical sting of the mouthwash, but I have felt a stronger sting with similar products. The longer I swished it around in my mouth the more intense the sting/burn became.  The aroma of the Crest Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash was pleasant, it’s a winterfresh mint kind of smell. I must have a cavity starting because once the mouthwash hit that area it hit a nerve. The bottle states to wait for food or drinks for 30 minutes, but by that time there is an unwanted taste in my mouth. My mouth felt clean, but that aftertaste was a bit much for me. I kept rubbing my tongue along my teeth because my teeth almost felt kind sticky, a film or protective coating.

Swishing Crest Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash

My spouse uses mouthwash more often than I do, at work mostly. This was a welcome change to the other brands that he normally uses. He liked this product just as well, if not better than the brands. The plus side of Crest Pro-Health Mouthwash is that it is alcohol-free. There is no hard alcohol smell when you open the bottle. I noticed that there is a safety cap on the bottle, it must be gripped at the marks on the sides to twist off. This is good for those that have little ones who might be curious about the bright purple liquid in the bottle.

This mouthwash is an addition to the daily dental hygiene and the assistance of preventing activities in addition to regular dental exams.

What I Didn’t like about Crest Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash:

  • The stinging sensation the longer it stays in your mouth
  • There is after taste that is left in your mouth.
  • Recommended a wait of 30 minutes before having any food or drink.

What I Do like about Crest Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash:

  • There is no strong alcohol smell or taste. It’s 100% alcohol free
  • Safety (twist) cap
  • It does give a clean fresh feel to the teeth.
  • The price is reasonable at $6

Crest Pro-Heath Advanced Mouthwash

I would recommend this to family & friends. There is a certain amount of burning or stinging when using any mouthwash or oral rinse. However, Crest  Pro-Health Advanced doesn’t have a strong burning sensation compared to other mouthwashes I have used in the past.

[Disclaimer: Crest Pro-Health Advanced Mouthwash was provided to me complimentary for testing purposes]

Zenwise Labs [Product Reviews]

Recently I have received four different supplements from Zenwise Labs. Each product below was provided complimentary for my testing purposes to provide my honest opinion of each product.

100% Natural Sleep Support – Extra Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid Supplement.

I read over the directions, took 2 capsules about 90 minutes before I wanted to fall asleep. I have always had difficulty falling asleep. I’ve tried Ambien and Ambien CR in the past. I did not like the “hungover” feeling I had in the morning. I even used just regular OTC pain relievers to help me get to sleep. I have also tried other non-habit forming sleep aides to get me to sleep, but just didn’t like that feeling of walking in a fog. 

About 45 minutes after taking the Sleep Support capsules I felt relaxed. The thoughts in my head seemed quiet. I was yawning and feeling a bit sleepy. A hint of drowsiness, but not too uncomfortable that I wouldn’t have my wits about me.  

Looking up the ingredients I noticed there are two (5-HTP & GABA) that are also used in treating ADHD and high pressure, which I have both of those. I have used 5-HTP (in the past) when my Adderall wears off, it helps me relax and keeps me focused just enough to get ready for bed & sleep.

During the night that I had taken the Sleep Support, I had a feeling that I was awake, tossing & turning. Dreaming that I had drank Kava, which I have in the past. I was privileged to experience a Kava ceremony from some acquaintances from Fiji. Both gave me the same feeling of sleepwalking, lucid dreaming and relaxation. The main difference is that I now suffer from Benign positional vertigo. I’m not 100% sure that my vertigo episode was brought on by taking this Sleep Support Supplement. I do know that I haven’t had a vertigo episode in months and about two hours later my vertigo started when I turned my head. When I woke up I didn’t have too much of a foggy feeling. I still have a relaxed, almost emotionally numb feeling. Normally I wake up hyper, loud and ready to go. The numb feeling didn’t last too long, but an hour after I woke up. I was completely fine after that for the rest of the day. I waited one night not to test one capsule versus the two. 

What I DON’T Like about 100% Natural Sleep Support – Extra Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid Supplement:

  • Had strange, foggy type dreams. 
  • Didn’t sleep through the night.
  • Felt like I was sleepwalking when I got up during the middle of the night (not in the morning)
  • Had a dizzy and vertigo episode. (see above)

What I DO like about 100% Natural Sleep Support – Extra Strength Nighttime Sleep Aid Supplement:

  • Give me a relaxed, sleepy feeling, enough to fell asleep
  • 100% natural
  • Non-habit forming
  • NO “hangover” or “in a fog” feeling in the morning (IF you allow enough time for it to work out of your system)
  • Made in the USA

My spouse also took these Sleep Support Supplements, he had no issues of dizziness nor did he wake up during the night. He told me the next morning that he slept “ok.” That he really didn’t notice a difference. I tried one capsule, instead of the recommended two capsules the following night. I took it around 9pm, probably a little too late on my schedule. My alarm goes off at 5am. I had difficulty getting up and moving. I had that foggy, autopilot feeling. I went to work and about 3 hours after I woke up, I was finally feeling “normal.” If someone needs something to get them relaxed enough to fall asleep I would recommend this, because it does work well for that. If you don’t like that foggy feeling in the morning,  make sure you allow yourself enough time for it to work its way out of your system. 

 

Joint Support Supplement – With 1500mg Glucosamine, 1200mg Chondroitin, MSM & Hyaluronic Acid for Advanced Relief

I have been taking these Joint Support tablets for about a month now and there is really honestly no difference that I have been able to notice. I have arthritis in my knees, one knee is missing the PCL due to a motorcycle accident. I also have arthritis in other joints, but the knees are the ones that bother me the most.

Joint Support Supplement - With 1500mg Glucosamine, 1200mg Chondroitin, MSM & Hyaluronic Acid for Advanced Relief

The season is changing from summer to fall and that means that temperatures are dropping. It’s starting to get damp, rainy in the morning when I head out to work. One day it’s in the 80’s and the next day it’s back to cold & rainy. This type of weather is especially hard on my joints.

I think I have tried this product long enough that it should be in my system to give it an honest opinion. And again I have noticed no significant difference. I just know that lately I have had to wrap my knees up due to the dull ache.

There are 180 tablets in a bottle that is $18.95. Is it worth it? Not sure. Taking 3 of those horse pills, not noticing a difference. For me, it’s a pass. I’ve heard really good things about the main ingredients in this Joint Support. However, just not feeling any different.

What I DON’T Like about: Joint Support Supplement – With 1500mg Glucosamine, 1200mg Chondroitin, MSM & Hyaluronic Acid for Advanced Relief

  • I didn’t notice any difference in my joints. I still had to wrap my knees up.
  • The tablets are very large.
  • Need to take 3 tablets a day

What I DO like about: Joint Support Supplement – With 1500mg Glucosamine, 1200mg Chondroitin, MSM & Hyaluronic Acid for Advanced Relief

  • The product is made in the USA
  • Made with all natural ingredients.
  • No Wheat, Egg, Milk or Peanut.
  • Gluten free.

I would suggest taking them all at night, so the body can absorb it all. Besides taking them in the morning (like I did) on an empty stomach is not the most comfortable feeling. Would I recommend Joint Support? Probably, because it’s natural and cheaper than some of the similar products at the local big box stores. 

Ashwagandha – All-Natural Root Extract Supplement

Ashwagandha

I have been taking Ashwagandha for a while weeks now. I have never heard of this supplement before, so I did some research on it before I took it. Ashwagandha is a root, herb from India, Middle East and Northern Africa. Translated Ashwagandha means “smell of a horse” and traditionally believed that taking it gives the virility of a horse. One of the benefits of taking this supplement is sexual potency for both men and women. 

This supplement is taken to relief a number of aliments. From assisting in stress-related ulcers, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, memory loss, and other stress-induced illnesses. It states that this supplement can also provide a calming effect that can be compared to some anti-anxiety & anti-depressant medications. Maybe be used to ease sooth the nervous system from pain. 

What I did not like about: Ashwagandha – All-Natural Root Extract Supplement

  • There is not enough documented studies about this supplement.
  • I have read different articles with different benefits listed.

What I did like about: Ashwagandha – All-Natural Root Extract Supplement

  • Made in the USA
  • Natural ingredients
  • Pretty easy to swallow
  • Meets a few of my needs in just one little capsule. (stress deduction, supports immune & cardiovascular system).
  • Price. At $6 a bottle for 120 capsules it’s worth trying. Adding it for that a little extra during the dark winter months.

I would not recommend taking this supplement for a long time due to the lack of scientific studies supporting the marked improvement to one’s health after taking this daily supplement. I can say that I have felt a bit better, mentally since I began taking this supplement. There is however a question of a time when I drank some alcohol and had an issue with bladder control. I am now curious after reading more about this supplement if taking it in addition to my blood pressure medication with a diuretic and the alcohol resulted in my body’s violent reaction. There is no way of knowing for sure due to lack of research about Ashwagandha. I would be very careful taking this supplement in addition to medication prescribed by your physician. 

 

Resveratrol – 1250 MG Extra Strength Supplements

Resveratrol

I would rather eat red grapes. Resveratrol is found in the skin of red grapes and red wine. I don’t like wine, so grapes it is. Taking this 2 capsule daily supplement may help to reduce heart disease in addition to a few other illnesses. Once again I had to research this supplement because I had no previous knowledge of it. There are a few good articles about Resveratrol. However in the articles I read there was mention of no clinical studies on humans with either positive or negative results for taking the supplement known as Resveratrol.

This Zenwise product also contains Bioperine, an extract found in black pepper. It assists to absorb nutrients into the intestine. It is said to have an antidepressant effect and assists with the immune system. However, there is a concern of too much bioperine and the interaction with other medication can be dangerous. There is 7 milligrams in Zenwise’s Resveratrol Supplement. A blend of extracts are green tea, grape seed, pterostilbene (found in blueberries, also an antioxidant) and curcumin (a ginger relative, it can help to fight against malignant diseases and chronic illness). 

What I DID NOT like about: Resveratrol – 1250 MG Extra Strength Supplements

  • There are not a lot of clinical studies proving the benefit of this supplement. 
  • Upon opening the bottle, there is a hint of cigarettes or tobacco from the extracts used to make the capsules. 
  • Having to take 2 capsules daily
  • At $18 for 60 capsules I have to say it’s not worth buying. Maybe when there is enough medical information that proves taking a Resveratrol Supplement is beneficial to one’s health.

What I DID  like about: Resveratrol – 1250 MG Extra Strength Supplements

  • Made in the USA
  • Made by a company that I am now familiar with. 
  • Natural ingredients.
  • The label states that the statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. 

Resveratrol

I would have to recommend that this supplement be taken with caution, due to the lack of clinical studies on its positive & negative effects on the human body. I have not noticed a difference one way or another. I am taking blood pressure medication again after being off for a few months. My “good” cholesterol was down a number or two, not a major concern yet. I suppose this Resveratrol Supplement might help me a little. Perhaps in a month of two I will know if this helped when I go for my blood work. I think I will consider adding more red grapes to my diet. 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: All the above mentioned products were provided to me complimentary by Zenwise for testing purposes in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion.

InstaNatural’s Professional Formula Hyaluronic Acid Serum [Product Review]

I received InstaNatural’s Hyaluronic Acid Serum complimentary for testing purposes from InstaNatural.com. A natural anti-aging serum Hyaluronic Acid Serum is used for damaged skin, wrinkles and fine lines, sun spots and dehydrated skin.

InstaNatural's Professional Formula Hyaluronic Acid Serum

InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a blue colored bottle with a blue-green label. There is a glass dropper top so that you have about the right amount to cover your face and neck. My bottle was 2 oz/60 ml. The serum comes with an expiration date, which my bottle is good for about 9 months. However, I will have used it all before it expires. InstaNatural is made in the states with no cruelty to animals.

Some of the ingredients include Vegan Hyaluronic Acid which is already in the body to keep the skin youthful looking. Vegan Hyaluronic Acid is a non-animal by-product. Vitamins C & E help with damaged skin such as sun spots, some age-related wrinkles. Green Tea can help with ridding dark circles and puffiness under the eyes. It can also tone and moisturize the skin. Organic Jojoba Oil works with rehydrating the skin. All of these ingredients work together to give healthy, youthful and tight skin. There are no harmful ingredients in this product. However, the bottle does state that if you get some redness on your face to stop using. This product runs around $15.00 plus shipping & handling.

I use the serum in the morning after I wash my face. The soap and hard water always dries my mixed combination skin. I can feel the dryness pulling my skin when it dries, so I applied the Hyaluronic Acid serum afterwards. There is a hint of a medicated aroma, a clean medication aroma, which I think is from the witch hazel.  I dropped some serum on to the palm of my hand. The serum is clear, not too thick and the scent is not noticeable when applying to my face. I rubbed the serum on both hands and then rubbed my face. Immediately my face was kind of sticky, the serum feels like it starts to dry instantly upon application to the skin. Once the serum is completely rubbed into the skin, there is  smooth, soft and hydrated feeling to my face and neck. I continued with my normal morning facial routine, applying makeup etc. Instanatural  Hyaluronic Acid serum is very lightweight, didn’t have any problems applying the rest of my makeup, etc. It works wonderfully rehydrating my face & neck after washing with soap and water.

I have reviewed other similar products in the past. I can honestly say that InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum is not my favorite anti-aging product.  InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum is my second favorite anti-aging beauty product. Similar beauty products with alcohol (which dries the skin) and other chemicals have not always lived up to my expectations, especially when it comes to the price. I would say this beauty product is worth every penny.

What I DON’T Like about InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

  • It is a bit more than I would want to spend, because of my monthly budget. However, it is worth the money. The bottle is 2 ounces and does last a while. That is a plus. It really cancels out the first statement in my book, but I do know that some people are on monthly budget, like myself.

What I DO like about InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

  • It is basically odorless, just a hint of a medication type aroma.
  • It’s a clear, thin serum.
  • There is no heavy residue after application. Easy to continue with your normal morning and evening facial beauty routine.
  • Leaves the skin feeling smooth, soft and hydrated.
  • Skin looks brighter, sun spots and dark circles are faded (but not 100% gone).

If you are looking for a natural beauty aide to add to your daily routine, I would suggest trying this product. It’s worth the money and I prefer this over some of the top serum brands that I have tried & used in the past.

Disclaimer: InstaNatural Professional Formula Hyalournic Acid  Serum was provided to me complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion.

Do You Want Healthier, Younger Looking Skin? [Product Review]

I recieved a 1 ounce bottle of InstaNatural Advanced Formual Vitamin C Serum complimentary through instanatural.com for testing purposes.  InstaNatural Vitamin C Serum states that it’s organic without harmful chemicals to provide the user healthy and younger looking skin.

InstaNatural Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum

InstaNatural Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum is a blue colored bottle with a yellowish-orange label. There is a glass dropper top so that you have about the right amount to cover your face and neck. My bottle was 1 oz/30 ml. The serum comes with an expiration date, which my bottle is good for about 14 months. However, I will have used it all before it expires. InstaNatural is made in the states, with no cruelty to animals. Some of the ingredients include Sea Buckthorn which can be used for preventing sunburn, healing skin due to acne, dry skin and a few other skins issues. There is Rosehip which helps with scars, dehydrated aging skin. Argan oil helps with acne and can be used to moisturize the skin. There are two preservatives that I found listed in the ingredients, which assist in keeping the serum from going bad. This product runs around $16.00 plus shipping & handling.

I use the serum in the morning after I wash my face. The soap and hard water always dries my mixed combination skin. I can feel the dryness pulling my skin when it dries, so I applied the vitamin c serum afterwards. I immediately smelled the citrus aroma, smells like a freshly peeled orange. I dropped some serum on to the palm of my hand. I noticed that it was thick and an orange color. I rubbed the serum on both hands and then rubbed my face. Immediately my face was slightly sticky or gummy feeling. I felt a slight tingle around my eyes, that went away after a second or two, along with the sticky feeling. I continued with my normal morning facial routine, applying makeup etc. Instanatural Vitamin C serum is very lightweight, didn’t have any problems applying the rest of my makeup, etc.

My face has a brighter and healthy sheen. I have noticed a lightening of my dark spots around my eyes. The spots are not completely gone, they are a bit faded in color.   InstaNatural Vitamin C worked better on my dark spots than the medication provided by my dermatologist and there was no burning sensation on my skin.  I had very little wrinkles around my eyes before I used this product. I will say that the wrinkles I do have around my eyes are not as noticeable or pronounced after using this serum. I had no bad reactions while using this product, no redness or acne outbreaks.

I have reviewed other similar products in the past. I can honestly say that InstaNatural Vitamin C Advanced Formula Serum is my favorite.  Similar beauty products with alcohol (which dries the skin) and other chemicals have not always lived up to my expectations, especially when it comes to the price. I would say this beauty product is worth every penny.

What I DON’T Like about InstaNatural Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum:

  • Sticky feeling that it has when initially applied to the skin. This sensation does fade after the serum dries.
  • It is a bit more than I would want to spend, because of my monthly budget. But it is worth every penny.

What I DO like about InstaNatural Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum:

  • Leaves my face feeling soft and smooth.
  • Has a fresh aroma of citrus. For those that do not like a strong orange scent I do not recommend this. The scent does not last long on the skin.
  • There is a bright, youthful look to my face.
  • My wrinkles, dark spots have faded, but not completely gone.

If you are looking for a natural beauty aide to add to your daily routine, I would suggest trying this product. It’s worth the money and I prefer this over some of the top serum brands that I have tried & used in the past.

Disclaimer: InstaNatural Advanced Formula Vitamin C Serum was provided to me complimentary for testing purposes in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion.

Reveal

I recently received a .04 oz sample of Reveal Cologne for men complimentary from Calvin Klein & Influenster for testing purposes. To provide my honest opinion of this product after using the Reveal Cologne.

This cologne was released just in time for Valentine’s Day, February 2015. Included with the VoxBox was a Calvin Klein card holder. Which seemed a bit on the cheaply made side. There is a cardboard feel inside the card holder. I can’t see a man using this item in a professional situation. It’s more of one of those cheap items tossed in a box as a “thank you for purchasing our product” kind of thing.

This is a unique fragrance. I wouldn’t recommend purchasing it blindly. There is a playful, young sensation to this cologne. Along with a fresh and sensual feel to the cologne. I would not recommend an older man wearing this cologne during the day at the office. I would suggest wearing it at night time for the older man who is in a playful mood. The staying power of this cologne is long lasting. I used it during an evening out and it lasted more than 8 hours. However, the aroma did fade after a few hours, which had a better smell. It even stays on clothing which then smells more like a fresh scent than a fruity scent. There is also a hint of spice in this cologne.

Valentine's Day

I would not suggest using this cologne during the winter or summer seasons. Because of it’s fresh, fruity and lighter woody fragrance. It’s more of a spring time scent. Again I would say more for the younger man, who could wear it during the day or night. I noticed that there is no strong alcohol scent to this cologne. Strictly fruity, fresh and woody…almost a sweet fragrance. This is why I suggest that a person looking at this cologne to test it out first prior to purchasing it.

He smells good

This cologne was created by a few individuals. Marypierre JulienOlivier GillotinRodrigo Flores Roux were the ones who formulated this unique aromatic cologne for Calvin Klein. Reveal Cologne is available in 30ml, 50ml and 100ml versions of the Eau de Toilette. Prices range from $22 – $80 for this product.

Reveal is also available in a women’s cologne which has a diagonal cap verses the men’s version which has a horizontal cap. I have not yet tried the women’s version of Reveal.

I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

CORICIDIN® HBP [Review]

Recently during my Thanksgiving Holidays I got a phone call from a very close cousin. She is like the older sister I never had. Besides inviting me to Thanksgiving dinner she told me that she had suffered a stroke the week before. She hadn’t called any family members yet because she was waiting for the final word from the doctors. She told me that she had been sick with a chest cold for a few days before this occurred. She went on to tell me that she had taken Theraflu, Nyquil and another cold relief medication.

She had no previous signs of High Blood Pressure (HBP), however the doctors informed her that due to the combination of those cold relief medications evaluated her blood pressure resulting in the stroke. She is recovering slowly, speech therapy along with physical therapy of her right side. She & I are both left handed!

I never knew that those types of cold medications can cause an evaluation in BP. Common sense tells us take every thing in moderation, most important is to follow the instructions. When in doubt about over-the-counter medications ask the pharmacist or call your doctor.

I have had HBP for over a year now, finally accepted the fact I need medication to keep it in check. Most of the time it still is a bit over. However, it’s due to another medication that I need to take. The added crap I take in to my body probably doesn’t help. I didn’t call my doctor when I took this, however I only took one pill instead of the recommended two. I waited to see how I felt before I took a second pill. Basically it’s two main ingredients of an Antihistamine and pain reliever – Acetaminophen (that everyone knows as Tylenol).  There is a 75 mg difference of acetaminophen. The standard acetaminophen pill has 250 mg and Coricidin contains 325 mg.  I noticed a sleepy sensation, drowsiness. I knew that was a result of the antihistamine, I could still function just not 100%. This gave me just enough to doze off for my body to get some rest. After reading up on all the information about this medication, over-the-counter stuff and HBP a person must be aware of all the risks. A person should know their body, what works and what doesn’t.

 

 

You can read more about the product at their website –  CoricidinHBP.com There you can even take some Blood Pressure quizzes or assess your HBP risks

Coricidin HBP is made in Germany but is distributed by MSD Consumer Care Inc. in Tennessee and a subsidiary of Merck & Co. Something different I read on the side panel of the package that I had not seen on other OTC medications. A “warning” to parents about teen medicine abuse with a website URL. Nice touch. Not sure how many parents would do their homework, but it’s nice having that piece of information there – just in case.

The price for a box of 10 pills will run about $4.00 to $5.00. Not sure I would use this when I am really sick with the flu or bad cough. I took it when I had the onset of a cold. By the 2nd day I was pretty much over it. I mentioned before that it was just enough to allow me to get some rest during the day for my body to fight off the cold.

I still recommend reading all the information, talking to your doctor or pharmacist about any medication that you are not familiar with.

I received the above sample product from BzzAgent complimentary for testing purposes. #GotItFree

I received the above sample product from BzzAgent.com complimentary for testing purposes. #GotItFree

SECRET OUTLAST® COMPLETELY CLEAN CLEAR GEL [Review]

 

I received Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel complimentary from Bzzagent for my honest opinion after I’ve used it. Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel is a distributed by Procter & Gamble.

I have used Secret deodorant off & on now. I couldn’t remember if I had used this product before and I have in the past.

Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel states that it will provide up 48 hours of odor free protection. This deodorant should not leave white marks on your clothes or residue on your skin. The Clear Gel is quick drying. The sample I received is 2.7 ounces. The measurement is about 1.4 x 1.4 x 4.2 inches. This deodorant does contain Aluminum Zirconium, which I know it not good for the body.

To start using the Secret Outlast Completely Clean Gel deodorant, simple take off the cap. Twist the bottom counter clock wise and the Clear Gel comes out of the top.

 

What I DON’T like about Secret Outlast Clean Gel:

  • The wet feeling when it first is applied.
  • It takes a few seconds to minutes for the wetness to dry completely.
  • There is a sticky feeling left. Sometimes I catch myself tucking my shirt into my armpit to absorb the wetness.

What I DO like about  Secret Outlast Clean Gel:

  • There is no white marks on my clothing.
  • Keeps me smelling fresh all day until late evening.
  • This product is easy to wash off. Secret Outlast Clean Gel doesn’t leave a heavy film on my skin that I need to scrub off.
  • The price is pretty average. (approx. $3.50-$4.50)
  • Has a clean scent to it, not a strong one.

SECRET OUTLAST® COMPLETELY CLEAN CLEAR GEL

I would suggest not applying Secret Outlast Clean Gel immediately after shaving because it may cause an irritation. I would apply it first before getting dressed, to allow time for the product to dry. However, to each their own. There is no need to apply much that will just take more time to dry. A dab of Secret Outlast Clean Gel is best to keep you fresh and odor free for the day.

I have purchased Secret Outlast Completely Clean Clear Gel in the past and will continue to buy it in the future. I do alternate between deodorants from time to time. This is a good deodorant, it works well and once you get past the “wet” feeling it will keep you dry and odor-free.

 

Cover Girl + Olay [Review]

I just tried the Cover Girl + Olay Facelift Effect firming makeup. In addition to that product I also received CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer Eye Concealer. I received these products complimentary from BzzAgent for testing purposes. These products are distributed by Procter & Gamble.

The Cover Girl + Olay Facelift Effect firming makeup  is advertised to provide a “luxurious  and flawless coverage with the powerful hydrating effects of a night cream.” It’s suppose to “plump & lift.”

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What I did NOT like about CoverGirl + Olay FaceLift Effect:

  • I didn’t like the smell of the product when I opened and applied it. Not sure if that’s due to the chemicals that are used to provide the “plump & lift” effect.
  • The medium 350 shade seems to be too light for my skin.
  • After applying I felt like there was a thick and sticky layer on my face. Even after an hour, there was a sticky, heavy feeling on my face.
  • I did not like the way it felt on my skin. I did not notice any major difference. I did notice that the CoverGirl + Olay Facelift makeup lighten my skin, providing coverage of some dark spots.

What I did like about CoverGirl + Olay FaceLift Effect:

  • Even though I did not the sticky, heavy feeling it left on my face, it did provide coverage for my face. It did not cover all my dark spots, they seemed lighter, more even.
  • The price is reasonable at approximately $14.99.

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I also used CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer eye concealer. This product advertises to “tackle puffiness & dark circles” underneath your eyes. Using “Olay rejuvenating serum plus cucumber extract soothes puffiness under the eye, while a unique cooling metal-tip applicator massages on concealer as it glides over under eye area.”

What I did NOT like about the CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer:

  • The De-Puffer eye concealer made no difference in hiding my dark circles under my eyes.
  • I didn’t notice a reduction in any puffiness.
  • According to the directions I was to apply the concealer with the applicator tip for 30 seconds. I can only think that the cool metal tip is supposed to aid with swelling. There is no way that the way would be applied evenly with that metal applicator tip. You will have to use your fingertip to rub in the remaining makeup.
  • After a while the makeup settles into the wrinkles underneath the eye. Which I did not like at all. Maybe I used too much.
  • The price is a bit much for this product. Approximately $10.99

What I did like about the CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer:

  • The design of the product. It’s a tube, just squeeze the tube & apply.
  • The metal tip adds to the unique design and is intended to assist in reducing the puffiness, by adding a cool sensation to the skin.

Would I recommend this product by Cover Girl + Olay Face Lift and De-Puffer? No. I have no intention on purchasing either Cover Girl + Olay Facelift Effect firming makeup or  CoverGirl + Olay The De-Puffer. I was not satisfied with other of these products.

 

 

 

[I received both products complimentary from BzzAgent in exchange for my honest opinion & review. Some of the quotes are taken from CoverGirl.com under the products listed above.]

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