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Eye treatments

L’Occitane has a long-standing and well deserved reputation as a leader in skin and body care. Now Bionic Beauty readers have the chance to win one of their best-selling skin care gift sets- The Immortelle Day Skincare Discovery Set! Have you been itching to try a new skin care regimen? Or are you already hooked on L’Occitane products? Either way, this giveaway is your chance to get your skin in shape!

Bionic Beauty giveaway - L'Occitane Immortelle Skincare Discovery Set
The Immortelle Day Skincare Discovery Set is a 3-step anti-aging skin care system loaded with essential oils, vitamin C, and raspberry extract (to name a few ingredients). This set is a perfect travel companion or a wonderful introduction to L’Occitane’s skin care products. The kit comes with:

  • Immortelle Brightening Toner (1.6 ounce bottle)
  • Immortelle Precious Cream (0.5 oz jar)
  • Immortelle Eye Balm (0.2 oz jar)
  • And a pouch that makes packing a breeze!

Each Immortelle product focuses on balancing your skin, improving texture, increasing firmness, and reducing the signs of aging.

How do you enter to win Bionic Beauty’s L’Occitane skin care giveaway?
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Product Review: Code.ai Lash and Brow Enhancers

by Bionic Beauty on 27.Apr.2010 · 2 comments

Bionic Bronnie recently tested out two of Code.ai’s new Brow and Eyelash enhancing serums. Read about her results below!

Code.ai’s Brow Boosting Shaper
In short- it really works! I have had a couple scars in my brow line for years; which has never allows me to properly shape them. The hair just wouldn’t grow back. The Code.ai Brow Boosting serum is amazing! Kudos to the company and ingenious scientists that created this formula.

Bionic Beauty reviews Code ai's Lash and Brow enhancing serumsBionic Beauty reviews Code ai's Lash and Brow enhancing serums

Here’s how you use it: Apply it to your brows, faithfully, twice a day. Within two weeks I was noticing some changes… by four weeks, I had hair filling in those scars and blank spots! Never in a million years would I have believed a product would fix those empty spots.

I was happy to find out that its paraben-free (which are all-natural preservatives and not the to-be-feared chemicals many people believe they are, but that’s a *whole* ‘nother article!), not tested on animals, non-irritating, hypoallergenic, and has no harmful side effects (unlike Latisse’s hormone based formula). It uses a unique “Myriplex Technology” which contains a lipo-peptide amplifying complex. I read many testimonials written by cancer patients and even turned two of my neighbors, who are cancer patients, into fans.

The Brow Boosting serum stays in place, is clear, and comes with a mascara spooley applicator. I love it and have nothing bad that I can say. This is one of the neatest products that I have discovered and am truly happy to be able to share the results with all of our fellow Bionic Beauties!

Code.ai’s Lash Extend Serum (L-117)
These products are so similar, one review really covers both products- the basic difference? One is for your lashes, the other is for your brows.

Bionic Beauty reviews Code ai's Lash and Brow enhancing serumsBionic Beauty reviews Code ai's Lash and Brow enhancing serums

The Lash Extend Serum is a bit more difficult to apply. It needs to go right into the hair growth area of the lashline and is applied with a small brush, it takes time and patience. However, if you are used to applying liquid or gel eyeliners, this is pretty much the same technique. It seemed to take about two weeks longer to really notice it working, but one day I used a good mascara and my lashes were so long they touched my eyelids when I opened them fully. Happy EEK! It also darkened and thickened them!

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Bionic Asks: Do you use an eye cream daily?

by Bionic Beauty on 10.Feb.2010 · 23 comments

Bionic Beauty Asks - Makeup and beauty question blog article series

This week’s Bionic Asks do you use an eye cream or serum in your daily beauty routine? What issues do you target- puffiness, dark circles, anti-aging, etc? And finally a followup, what’s your favorite (or least favorite) so far?

I use an eye cream at night, but it can vary widely depending on what I am currently testing (I test all eye creams for at least six weeks, which is why the reviews can be slow coming out).

My all-time favorites are YBF Skincare’s Correct (here’s my review of Correct), Sea Pure’s Perfecting Eye Cream (I’m still testing this one but it’s quite amazing so far; review to come soon!), and Boots No. 7 Restore and Renew. My least faves? Garnier Nutritioniste’s various eye creams- somehow I ended up with clogged pores under my eyes. How the heck does that happen?!?

And now it’s your turn to share!

A friend of mine, who is also quite the Bionic Beauty herself, asked me a question on Facebook. Since I haven’t had the chance to try this eye cream yet, I’m hoping one of you ladies in the land of the Internet can help us out…

Correctionist Multi-Benefit Eye Creme from Sally Beauty SupplySally Beauty Supply's Correctionist Multi-Benefit Eye Creme

Hi Jami,
I meant to ask you if you have ever heard of Correctionist Multi-Benefit Eye Creme (with Cerabrite Complex). I got a sample of it at my local Sally Beauty store, and it seems to work… but I am wondering if it is one of those that only works for week.
Thanks!
Lori

From my digging on the Sally Beauty website, the Correctionist Multi-Benefit Eye Creme sells for $12.99Sally Beauty Supply's Correctionist Multi-Benefit Eye Creme in it’s regular jar size. And like myself, I know that Lori doesn’t want to waste her hard-earned money on something that isn’t going to perform in the long run. I’ve been in her spot many times. I receive a sample size of something that seems amazing at first, but when I buy the product, it just doesn’t seem to have the same results.

So… have any Bionic Beauties out there tried this eye cream from Sally? Or do you have another recommendation in a similar (and accessible) price point?

The Bionic Beauty blog locates makeup, cosmetics, hair and skin care free samples for you!Let’s kick off this week with some freebies, shall we?

Escada is offering a free sample of their new Marine Groove fragrance. Perfect to get you in that warm weather mood while we are all shivering in this cold snap!

Grab your own free sample of iS Clinical’s new Youth Eye™ Complex! This eye serum has been advertised in a few women’s magazines recently. It’s caught my *eye*, but being bionically-budget conscious, I’d much rather sample it first. I’d love to hear your thoughts when you’ve tried the sample!

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