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Garden Girl Skincare Reviewed, Part deux

by Bionic Beauty on 07.Jul.2009 · 7 comments

Joycey Couture shares Part 2 of her Garden Girl Skincare review. If you missed Part 1, be sure to read up on her amazing experience!

After trying just a few of treasures from the Garden Girl skin care line, I simply couldn’t resist continuing with three others that caught my interest. I wanted to uncover their true long-term effects on my skin.

Starting Over Microdermabrasion facial scrub by Garden Girl Skincare

Garden Girl's Starting Over face scrub

I was excited to combine Starting Over, a non-drying microdermabrasion face scrub (with Shea butter, avocado oil and jojoba), and No Worries, an anti-wrinkle cream (packed full of such lovely ingredients as aloe, jojoba, DMAE, and hyaluronic acid). These products are at each end of the beauty routine spectrum- one to cleanse and exfoliate, and the other to nourish and calm. Read on…

Garden Girl Skincare Reviewed

by Bionic Beauty on 13.Jan.2009 · 12 comments

And now an article from Bionic Beauty’s guest contributor, Joycey Couture… she’s here with a review of the Garden Girl’s skincare line!

A chance to test their top products?  I’m in!

Pucker Up Coconut – Exfoliating body scrub
with turbiando sugar, lime and coconut

This sugar scrub smells like a summer day in the midst of winter!  Although, I must admit, I haven’t seen anything but sunshine and sandy beaches down here in Florida. Yummy lime and coconut overcame my senses as I twisted open the top and suddenly had the urge to skip down to the beach!  I fought against my cravings and jumped in shower to test out this earth friendly scrub.

What I found? After using this product, I’ve considered writing to Kristin Miller (founder/owner of Garden Girl skincare) to have the name changed from Pucker Up to Surf’s up.  It’s very comparable to a lazy afternoon, relaxing at the beach.  Ahh…

Although my favorite smelling of the Garden Girl bunch, I honestly wasn’t incredibly impressed with the results.  But I’m partial to a more grainy exfoliating wash and tend to steer clear of the sugar scrubs for this exact reason.

This product has a gentle and subtle aura about it and, when exfoliating, I prefer something a little harsher with some kind of immediate result.  I guess that’s a result of living in fast paced Miami for so long. (Bionic Beauty says… she likes gentle sugar scrubs better. That’s what makes us all unique. We love different things.) $22 for a *huge* 8 ounce tub at Garden Girl.
Pucker Up Coconut body scrub by Garden Girl skin care

You’re Fresh (and so clean, clean?) – Herbal Face Cleanser
with aloe, herbal extracts, tea tree oil, and silk protein

I’ve been using this face cleanser all week (and might I add, it is *that* week- you know, the week of hormonal chaos), so You’re Fresh was really put to the test; especially after I was commanded, by sister BB, to leave ALL beauty products at home.

If I may quote our beloved BB- “Come with nothing and I mean not a thing.  I don’t want to see shampoo, soap, lotion, or makeup in your bag. (Insert Bionic ‘grr’ here.)” So here I am, with out my daily dose (or dose and a half) of Clean & Clear.  Gasp!

Now, I must tell you- it’s pretty typical for me to have a few pimples during my period.  It has always seemed inevitable! When, what to my wondering eyes should appear?  No break outs!  Not one.  Not one glistening ‘lil Rudolph type blemish ALL week! Or even a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer. 😉

Although I wasn’t entirely sure that this was due to simply the wash or the complete line of products I’ve used religiously throughout this week- so please, do keep reading. You’re Fresh cleanser is $25 for a 4oz bottle.
You're Fresh face cleanser wash by Garden Girl

Even Ste(pH)en – Hydrating Toner
w/ skin-firming DMAE, hyaluronic acid and herbal extracts

I’ll be honest, I’ve never used a toner.

I’m a simplest in more ways than one.  Some even consider me to be a hippie of sorts.  I’ve always washed my face morning and night.  Perhaps adding a mask or two a week.  Always following up with my routine Oil Free Oil of Olay lotion.  Then, I hit the hay.  Crash.
And that’s it.  Bare bones. Stick with what works, right?

(Keep on reading… lots more…)

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