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Introducing invisibobble – a hair ring, bracelet and styling tool all in one

 

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When I was a young girl (teen, young adult…), I would not leave my home unless my hair was perfectly coiffed. I would literally spend an hour blow drying, curling and styling my hair.

These days my hairstyle of choice is a ponytail. Even if I don’t start off my day that way, by the end of the day my hair is almost always in a ponytail.

I do not have time in the morning to do my hair. There are four people trying to get ready for work and school at the same time and we only have the one bathroom. I don’t have time to do up my hair in the morning (during the work week).

If I take a shower and wash my hair at night it’s pointless to do my hair because I’m only going to go to bed and wake up with “bed head” hair.

Hair Scrunchie

When I make a ponytail I prefer the comfort of a scrunchie. Yes… I still use scrunchies. I have a collection of them in about every color. The only problem is that they don’t hold my hair snug enough and they tend to slide out of my hair.

I have to use traditional hair rubber bands to make ponytails. They hold well, but I hate how they pull my hair. They are uncomfortable. Sometimes I think they give me headaches.

Ouch!

Ouch!

I like hair clips, but they won’t stay in my hair.

I even have a banana clip from the 80’s that I still use from time to time. How many people remember those?

I was recently introduced to a hair product that has been used globally and only recently made it’s way to the United States. It’s call invisibobble (with a lower case “i”). According to the brand, invisibobble is small in size but big in style.

When you first look at an invisibobble they don’t look like much. They are tiny circles that look like coiled telephone cords from years ago.

invisibobbles can be worn like bracelets.

invisibobbles can be worn like bracelets.

The invisibobble is made from polyurethane, better known as artificial resin. It’s also anti-bacterial, hypoallergenic and non-absorbent.

Invisibobble works the same as a hair rubber band with the exception that it doesn’t pull or tug your hair, which are the very same reasons why I dislike using rubber bands.

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Wrapped around any hair type, the invisibobble distributes pressure onto several concentrated points around the ponytail, allowing for hair to be held strongly without being too tight or too loose. The effect of specific pressure distribution gives individual hairs more space within the ponytail which leads to a traceless result – meaning it won’t leave kinks or crease your hair.

You can wear invisibobbles like a bracelet, so you can have something with you at all times should you need to pull your hair up. They are much nicer to look at that a regular rubber band around your wrist, or even a scrunchie which are thick and “puffy.”

I sometimes find the need to pull my hair up at work (especially when it’s hot). I also like to pull my hair up when I eat so that my hair doesn’t flop into my face or get in my food. With a fashionable invisibobble on my wrist I have a way to pull up my hair at anytime, anywhere.

invisibobbles "Around the  World" collection

invisibobbles “Around the World” collection

Invisibobble is available in a wide variety of colors to match your wardrobe, including one that is crystal clear. They come in package of three (three of a single color).

If you are interested in learning more about invisibobble visit their official website at www.invisibobble.com. On their website you can also check out different hairstyles you can make using invisibobbles.

The brand is also on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom of their website.

What do you think about invisibobble? Does it look like a product you would enjoy?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

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Carmex Moisture Plus “Glam Up Your Look!”

 

Dry Skin

I honestly don’t mind the winter months that much. I freak out when I have to drive in snow, but other than that, I’m OK with the harsh, cold, winter weather.

I do very much mind how the winter air dries out my skin. I have to slather on moisturizer all day long and a couple of times at night. Currently I have some split skin on two fingers. Ugh!

The winter weather also dries out my hair and my lips. Oh my lips! My poor lips! They get so bad that they crack – especially in the corners. That is so painful, especially when you try to open up your mouth wide.

I tend to keep lip balm on hand year round. When it comes to the winter months I make sure to have several on hand just in case. I have one on my desk, one in my car, one in my husband’s car and one in my purse.

Even though it’s jut a lip balm, there is no reason why it can’t be fun and fashionable.

One brand, Carmex, offers lip balms that are inspired by the colors and fashion trends every season.

Carmex Moisture Plus® offers new package designs every season inspired by colors from Pantone’s official color forecast as well as prints and textures seen on the fashion runways. Each slim and stylish lip balm stick is packed with the ultra-hydrating formula of Carmex® and features a soft vanilla flavor, satiny shine and broad spectrum SPF 15 sunscreen. Carmex Moisture Plus® is the perfect must-have accessory for any bargain hunter looking to keep the latest trends at their fingertips without breaking the bank! These lip balms pack a double punch – moisturizing lips while giving you a designer look.

I enjoy the subtle vanilla flavor. Sometimes that is all you need. I personally don’t need unique flavors like mango lime or grapefruit/watermelon. A classic vanilla is all I need.

Having a lip balm with an SPF is a must – even in the winter. Did you know that your can still get sunburn during the winter months? That is why it’s important to apply and SPF every day – 365 days a year. Carmex Moisture Plus® has an SPF 15, which is all you would need (I doubt you would even need an SPF 50 for a lip balm).

Carmex Moisture Plus® Contains Aloe, Vitamin E, and Shea Butter to help moisturize and soothe chapped lips. It also has a unique slanted tip which makes application quick and easy.

I love the packaging too. I love the colors and designs.

Carmex Lip Balms

Carmex was kind enough to send me a “Glam Up Your Look!” care package consisting of a hair curler, eye lash curler, make up and, of course, some Carmex Moisture Plus® lip balms.

It’s easy to “Glam Up Your Look!” with just a few items. Take for example a simple hair curler. It’s an easy way to change up your hairstyle, whether you do curls over your entire head, or just a few curler strategically placed around your head. It’s so easy to do.

My teenage daughter took possession of the hair curler as soon as she saw it. She actually wanted one for Christmas so it worked out perfectly. I also use it from time to time when I want to do-up my hair. Normally for work in the AM I don’t have time to style my hair, but I do for my afternoon job. I’ll occasionally use the hair curler to give my hair some style instead of my usual ponytail.

Another simple item to help you glam up your look is an eyelash curler to give your eyes lashes that “pop” off your face.

Carmex sent me an eye curler. I had to give it to my daughter. I WOULD use it but my lashes are very short and it wasn’t working for me. My daughter has super long eyelashes (she gets them from my husband) so the curler works great for her. Her lashes almost look fake because they are so long with a nice curl to them. I’m jealous!

Carmex Moisture Plus® can also glam up your look with their fun and colorful designs. These are not your ordinary lip balms. They can also double as a fashion accessory.

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From left to right – Girly, Whimsical, Fab and Adventurous

I adore the designs on the Carmex Moisture Plus® tubes. They are so pretty! I especially like the one called “Girly” (floral) and “Whimsical” (Peacock feathers). The one called “Adventurous” has a gold star-like design and “Fab” has a very colorful design.

Of course my daughter wanted one too. She picked out “Fab.”

I keep “Girly” in my purse, “Whimical” in my car and “Adventurous” on my desk so that I have some available to me all all times of the day and I’m never without any.

Carmex Moisture Plus® keeps my lips moisturized and soft and helps prevent my lips from drying out and splitting (the worse!).

My teen son suggested they make “guy designs.” Who knows, maybe Carmex will consider a line just for men?

You can find Carmex products at the checkout lane of your local Walmart, Walgreens or Dollar General stores. They have a retail value of $2.49.

If you would like to learn more about these and other Carmex products, visit www.MyCarmex.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of their links are found on the bottom of their website.

Have you ever tried a Carmex product before? What do you think of the new designs? Feel free to share your thought. I always love to hear from readers.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples and other goodies in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Style your hair quicker and easier with the Remington Triple Infusion Air Styler

 

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Ladies… let me ask you a question. Do you have time in the morning to style your hair the way you like it? Or do you find that most morning you are lucky if you can do you hair at all?

I used to have time to do my hair “just right.” Working two part time jobs (one of which requires that I physically be at work at 7:00 AM), I simply don’t have time. At least first thing in the morning (after my first job I’ll come home, shower and get myself ready for my afternoon job).

When I was younger I didn’t think twice about spending an hour doing my hair, including blow drying it and running a curler through it. These days, to save time, I let it air dry and then I’ll run the blow dryer through it with a round brush to smooth my normally frizzy hair down.

Remington has a product that can not only cut down the time it takes you to do your hair, but it also serves a dual purpose.

The product is the Remington Triple Infusion Air Styler. It looks like a hair curler, but it is also a hair dryer.

Triple Infusion Air Styler from Remington

According to the brand:

Fight frizz from all around with the Remington® Triple Infusion Air Styler. The frizz-resistant ceramic barrel is infused with keratin, argan oil, and macadamia oil to provide a lasting shine with no oily residue! Two sizes of brush attachments let you create your perfect style, and the two-way rotating barrel gives you ultimate control. Pick the size, speed, and heat, and the Triple Infusion Air Styler will do the rest.

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  • 2 Brush Sizes
  • 2-Way Rotation
  • 2 Heat and Speed Settings
  • Swivel Cord
Dual brush heads

Dual brush heads

I was sent one of the Remington Triple Infusion Air Stylers to review.

I like that it comes with two different brush sizes. I have seen (and used) similar products, but they are only one size. Sometimes you want to do other things with your hair that the one size simply cannot accomplish. I like that I can chose which brush size would best suit the look I am going for. I tend to stick with one of the brushes, but I have used both brushes that came with the unit.

What I love about this Air Styler is that I can dry my hair AND style it at the same time. It’s certainly a time saver.

I usually let my hair air dry for a bit. I have not tried the Remington Triple Infusion Air Styler with wet hair. Even when I blow dry my hair I tend to towel dry it and let it air dry for a bit first.

The unit blows hot air from it’s brush vents which help to dry your hair. The hot air also serves to help curl and/or smooth out your hair.

I like that the brush rotates. It does the work for you. You don’t have to curl your hair around the brush because the brush will grab the hair and curl it for you.

I mostly use the Remington Triple Infusion Air Styler to smooth out my hair. My hair is thick and course and tends to get frizzy (mostly at the ends). I use this to smooth out my hair. It does a fairly decent job too.

The Air Styler smooths out my hair and gives me just enough curl on the ends to achieve the look I am going for.

The Air Styler smooths out my hair and gives me just enough curl on the ends to achieve the look I am going for.

Occasionally I’ll use it to add a but of curl/wave to my hair. What I do is leave the wand/brush on a specific area without moving it for a few seconds, then gently unwind it. It often leaves a bit of a curl/wave in my hair. I haven’t been able to make a real curl, but it suits my needs and helps me achieve the look I was going for.

I appreciate the swivel cord too. The cord doesn’t get tangled up like my hair dryer does (my hair dryer doesn’t have a swivel cord).

The only “downside” for me is that the wand/barrel are a bit too large. I would prefer something a little smaller. I have chubby little hands and it can be a bit awkward to hold it and control it. I don’t think that would be an issue with most people. A smaller wand/barrel is just something that I, personally, would have liked better.

Remington Air Styler

If you are like me and need to dry and style your hair every day, you might want to look into the Remington Triple Infusion Air Styler which will help you dry and style your hair all in one step.

For more information about this and other Remington products visit RemingtonProducts.com. You can also find the brand on social media (all of the link are found at the bottom of their website).

Look for the Remington Triple Infusion Air Styler where ever hair styling products are sold. I have seen the product available Ulta, Target and Walmart, to name a few.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Get “Zest-fully clean” with Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels (Giveaway ends 1/25/16)

 

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My family and I are fans of the Zest brand of soaps. I can’t even hear the word “zest” without hearing in my head the brand’s motto – “Your not fully clean unless your Zest-fully clean.” LOL!

I tend to use shower gels or body washes over regular soap. I read that soap residue can build up in your shower, making it harder to clean your shower walls and doors. If it’s true or not I don’t know because my husband and son prefer to use soap.

I like shower gels because they go on quickly and rinse thoroughly without leaving any kind of a residue. I find that some soaps can leave my skin feeling dry, causing it to get itchy. I don’t like that feeling at all. That is why I am picky about the brands of soaps that we use.

I also like shower gels because I enjoy using different scents. I’m a huge fan of scented things – candles, oils, plug-ins… I like using scented gels because I feel like I’m getting a spa experience in the comfort of my own home.

Zest has a line of shower gels that I recently had the opportunity to try out called Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels.

Zest Fruitbooost

Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels are currently available in three fruity scents – Very Berry, Citrus Splash, Pomegranate Acai Berry and Peach Mango. I was able to pick up Very Berry locally. I hope I can find Citrus Splash in the near future. The Citrus scent revitalizes me and I think that scent would make a great morning shower gel when I need all the energy I can get to start my day.

Boost your shower experience by indulging in the juicy scent and skin nourishing formula of Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels. Enriched with moisturizers, Zest Fruitboost reveals your beautiful glowing skin with the antioxidant power of vitamin C. The revolutionary 2x concentrated gel formula means you can use less and expect more. Revitalize and invigorate your senses with a boost to start your day feeling zestfully clean.

This shower gel is really thick, which I like. I have tried other shower gels that are “runny” and I end up wasting most of it as it drips out of my hands. This shower gel is thick and a little bit goes a long way.

You can use your hands, wash cloth or loofah sponge. I use my hands and a wash cloth.

Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gel gives you a thick, rich lather that rinses completely off. There is no sticky residue nor does it dry out your skin like regular soap.

Thick and creamy body gel.

Thick and creamy body gel.

I find that my skin feels so soft and smooth after I take a shower. Normally I apply a moisturizer as soon as I step out of the shower but this gel makes my skin feel so good that I don’t feel like I need to add moisturizer. Several times I ended up just adding moisturizer on areas that tend to get dry and “ashy” (my knees, lower legs and elbows).

Oh the scent! This shower gel smells AMAZING! It’s very sweet and fruity smelling. My daughter says it smells like candy. It does in a way but that can be confused with fruity.

The scent doesn’t really stay on your skin once you rinse the gel off. That is OK because while I am showering the gel scents the bathroom which is a nice way to start your morning.

I can see why my husband and teenage son don’t want to use the gel. They think it smells too “girly.” That is OK – more left for me (although my daughter uses it too).

I can’t wait to try the other Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels (Citrus Splash, Pomegranate Acai Berry and Peach Mango).

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You can find Zest’s Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gel at your neighborhood Walmart store. Look for it in the soap/bath & body section.

To find a Walmart location near you please visit Walmart.com. You can also find them on the various social media channels.

If you are interested in learning more about Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels, or other Zest products, visit Zest.com. There you can find a $1.00 off coupon for Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels. Be sure to “like” Zest on Facebook. You can also check out the brand on YouTube.

Zest shower gel

I have an assortment of Zest Fruitboost Revitalizing Shower Gels to give to a lucky winner. 

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and will end on January 25, 2015. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this prize package?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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Kimberly

*I received a gift card to enable me to purchase the product in order to do this review. There was no other compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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1907 by Fromm Copper Core Thermal Round Brushes available at Beauty Brands

 

Me and my "perfectly coiffed" hair.

Me and my “perfectly coiffed” hair.

When I was a teen and young adult I would never leave the house until I thought I looked “perfect.” I made sure my hair was “just right,” my make-up was flawless and I was dressed really nice – right down to my jewelry. As I grew up I realized these things were not that important. These days I throw my hair up in a ponytail, I have been know to go out of the house (even to work!) with no make-up on and as long as my clothes are comfortable and look good I’m happy.

Wearing a ponytail is my go-to hairstyle. When I was younger I would literally spend an hour or more drying my hair, curling my hair and/or styling it. I simply don’t have time to style it like I would like to.

I was recently introduced so some styling tools which has not only helped me to cut down time on my beauty routine, but have also given me the opportunity to actually style my hair before work and not just toss it up in a ponytail.

The beauty tool experts known as 1907 by Fromm (yes, that is the brand’s real name) have given their round brushes a metal makeover. The brand is proud to introduce 1907 by Fromm Copper Core Thermal Round Brushes, available at BeautyBrands.com.

Featuring a unique copper core barrel, these brushes take style to new heights with unparalleled advantages over brushes with traditional aluminum ceramic coating. The copper coated barrel isn’t just pretty to look at. It also ensures even heat distribution to dry hair 30% faster, while reducing hand and wrist fatigue and minimizing hair damage. Copper is also naturally antimicrobial, destroying 88% of bacteria, preventing dandruff, itching and flaking. And the brushes also provide superior shine.

 

In addition to the copper coated barrel, with a sealant to maintain ideal heat resistance over time, this collection from 1907 by Fromm features an innovative insert bar with two unique benefits. The bar uses two-in-one technology to blow-dry with ionic nylon properties, while the 100% pure boar bristle strip grips and shines hair. The waved nylon bristles latch onto locks to dry hair in less time with less damage.

2.5" Brush

2.5″ Brush

The brushes are available in different sizes including 1.75″, 2″ and 2.5″.

I was sent all three sizes to review.

These are very attractive brushes. I like the copper and black color combination. It’s very sophisticated looking.

For me, these brushes serve a dual purpose. Not only do they help me to dry my hair a bit more quickly, but they also help me to style my hair. What I do is roll some hair up in the brush, aim the hairdryer towards is, then slowly unroll the brush to release the hair. Just before the hair is fully released I remove the hairdryer and let the hair (still on the brush) to cool down a bit, then gently unroll the remaining hair. It gives my hair some curl to it. I do this all over my head then leave the hair to cool fully. Once cool I flip my head over and finger brush my hair from underneath. When I flip my head back over I am left with hair with a lot of body and some wave/curl to it.

If I were to fully blow dry my hair and then curl it normally it would take a lot longer to do.

The brushes also help my hair to look less dry and frizzy.

The brushes give my hair body and help to keep my bangs from going all over the place.

The brushes give my hair body and help to keep my bangs from going all over the place.

I used the 2″ or 2.5″ for all over my head and the 1.75″ I use on my bangs.

I suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, so the less time drying and styling my hair the better. I also don’t have much time to do my hair in the morning, so having the ability to style my hair quickly is a time saver.

The brushes can be found at BeautyBrands.com. Do a search for “copper brushes” and they will show up. They range in price from $15.99 for the 1.75″ brush to $17.99 for the 2.5″ brush.

They might be a bit pricey for brushes, but these were make to last for many years to come. Plus they help you to dry and style your hair more quickly which for me makes them worth every penny.

BeautyBrands.com can also be found on social media. All of their links are found at the bottom of their website.

What do you think about these brushes?

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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Eucerin’s Eczema Relief Challenge

 

Road sign with eczema

The dry, winter months can reap havoc on your skin. It can dry your skin out so badly your skin can crack and bleed. I’ve had that happen to me more times then I care to remember.

The winter can be especially hard for people who suffer from Eczema. I happen to be one of those people.

My Eczema didn’t start until I was an adult (at least that is when it was diagnosed). It was mostly on my hands but eventually made it’s way to other parts of my body.

I hate the way Eczema makes my skin look and feel. It looks horrible (dry and flaky patches), and it makes my skin super itchy – to the point that it makes me uncomfortable.

My Eczema also appears on my face (including my eyelids!) and scalp. Those are the two places I dread the most. Having the Eczema on my eye lids forces me to use prescription medication. The idea of putting a steroid cream on my eyelids concerns me.

When I get Eczema on my scalp my skin gets dry and flaky and it looks like I have dandruff, but I don’t. Dandruff shampoo doesn’t even help me.

THANKFULLY my Eczema hasn’t been that bad lately, although the winter has just started.

If you or anyone you know suffers from this annoying skin condition, there is something you can do to help alleviate with the help of Eurcerin’s Eczema Relief line of products. Their products can be used on both adults and children.

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Eczema makes your skin unbearably itchy!

Eucerin invited me to participate in their 15-Day Challenge. They sent me Eurcerin products to use for 15 days to see if they helped my Eczema, and even contribute to less flare-ups. That was one challenge I was happy to accept.

As part of the challenge I learned something interesting that my Dermatologist never told me – what you eat can contribute to your Eczema flare-ups. It’s an allergic reaction to certain foods. I never heard of this until I accepted the challenge. The next time I visit the Dermatologist I am going to ask him about this. If there is a food (or foods) that can trigger a flare-up I need to know about it so I can avoid that food or food group.

Eucerin did send me some recipes that are helpful for people who suffer from Eczema. Sadly they got lost in the holiday clean-up and at this time of writing I have not located them yet.

Another Eczema trigger is stress. Believe it or not, stress can cause an Eczema breakout. This happens to me from time to time, but only under extreme stress.

I was sent some Eucerin products to use for 15 days to see how it helped my Eczema. Thankfully my Eczema wasn’t that bad when I started and it was mostly are my arms and a few patches on my back.

I was sent Eczema Relief Body Creme and Eczema Relief Flare-Up Treatment.

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I used the Body Creme all over – including my hands. I used the Flare-Up Treatment as a spot treatment specifically on Eczema patches that I had.

I used the products daily, not only on on areas where I had obvious Eczema outbreaks, but also on areas where I am prone to outbreaks.

I took a before/after photo of some Eczema I had on my arm. I even made sure to make note of a small birthmark-like spot on my arm so you can see it’s the same area (the arrow points to the mark). I think the lighting is a bit off (the photos were taken at different times of the day in different locations in our home), but it should give you a good idea of how well the redness cleared up.

Challenge

You can see that the area has cleared up a lot. There is still some dryness (that weird elephant-skin looking area) but the redness has almost completely disappeared. I hope in the next week or two the area will be completely cleared up.

I used the Flare-Up Treatment for the spot (above) that was on my arm.

I’ve also used the Flare-Up Treatment on specific spots on my face (NOT my eyelids) which seemed to heal them up quickly. I hate trying to apply make-up on top of dry patches.

So far I have not had any additional Eczema breakouts. My hands are also not as dry as they normally are. I’ve even been rubbing some of the creme at the base of my hair line and the back of my neck where Eczema outbreaks happen and so far, so good.

I have also not experienced the itchiness that often coincides with Eczema breakouts, as well as dry winter skin.

The creme absorbs quickly, which is great for someone like me who is always on the go. It’s a bit greasy at first but if you wait a minute or two it absorbs into your skin.

The Flare-Up Treatment absorbs a lot quicker. It also have a bit of a cooling effect to it which feels really good.

You also don’t have to have Eczema to use these products. My husband and teenage daughter used the Eucerin Eczema Relief Body Creme too for dry skin. It helps heal dryness and control itchiness for regular (non-Eczema) skin as well.

So far I am very pleased and will continue to use both products to control, and reduce, Eczema issues.

For more information about these and other Eucerin products visit Eucerin.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube (links are found on the bottom left of their website).

Do you or someone you know suffer from Eczema? Have you ever used Eucerin Eczema products?

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Kimberly

*I received free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

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