From the category archives:

Face wash

If you’ve been sleeping constantly, or slightly out of the beauty news loop, you may not have heard about the latest facial skincare “trend”: oils.  No longer do we run from oil, screaming like a banshee, while imagining zits exploding on our face. No.  As most of us know, that silly old wives’ tale about oil making you break out is FALSE. In fact, there are many (but not all) oils that are awesome for your face, and can even help clear up troubled skin!

For those Bionic Beauties who are just learning about skincare oils, below is a super helpful article from Total Beauty which outlines some benefits and some of the newest product releases…

11 Best New Beauty Oils 

These new picks will motivate you to use oils in every step of your beauty routine

11 Best New Beauty Oils 

This is a Skin care

Remember when we wanted everything in our beauty regimen to be oil-free? Well, those days are long gone. From nail care to hair color, every beauty category is experiencing an oilboom. Why? Oils are not only moisturizing and nurturing, but they’re also loaded with antioxidants. We tried dozens of the newest oils and came up with an entire beauty routine that is oil-based. Click ahead to see how beauty oils can beautify you from head to toe. 

See oils  

Stay tuned for my upcoming article covering an intro to oils, fun facts, myths, and how to use oils easily, and inexpensively, in your skincare routine!  In the meantime, feel free to ask any oily Q’s below.

Here’s to skincare smarts and oily mythbusting,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

Nuclear fallout? No problem for this skin care item!

by Jami Summers on February 8, 2013 · 8 comments

We made it through December 21, 2012 without an altering-of-the-world-consciousness; evaded extreme disasters; and the Earth as we know it didn’t “end”. But… what would your skincare routine consist of had there been a nuclear apocalypse???

I’m not going to ruin the video for you, since it is really quite awesome, so you’re just going to have to watch. It’s short, I promise.

Who knew? And huge props to that actress for allowing her skin to be painted up with tainted dirt. That’s Bionic!

Stay off the Geiger charts y’all,
Jami - author and editor of the Bionic Beauty blog

P.S. Any suggestions on what to use when the zombies come calling?

Bionic Review: Mission Essentials Eucalyptus Soap

by JoyceyCouture on November 2, 2010 · 4 comments

Mission Essentials is an all-natural, organic skin care line that I am thoroughly testing for all the Bionic Beauties out there.

The first product I tested? Their 100% natural Eucalyptus Soap.  The smell is unbelievable and completely refreshing, perfect for a quick morning shower, and the bar never leaves a residue.

Bionic Beauty blog review - Mission Essentials all-natural Eucalyptus soap

Currently testing: All-natural Eucalyptus Soap by Mission Essentials

I fell immediately for this soap, but I wondered if the smaller size would last, as so many organic soaps don’t withstand shower steam.  I was pleasantly surprised to find that more than 3 weeks passed and my bar was still quite usable!
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The Bionic Beauty blog finds free samples of beauty and cosmetics products - Get free samples of Juicy Couture and Eau Duelle perfumes, John Frieda hair care, Vaseline body lotion, Meaningful Beauty face mask, makeup cosmetics mirror, and Clairol professional hair colorHere are the latest fabulous beauty and cosmetics free samples that I’ve rounded up from across the web-o-sphere.

Grab a free sample of Eau Duelle perfume by “Liking” their page on Facebook, then click the Welcome tab and you should see a free sample link.

Kroger’s website is offering freebies of John Frieda Luxurious Volume hair care. Sorry, but this free sample is only valid in the following states: AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV.

Dry skin? Snag a free sample of Vaseline Intensive Rescue body lotion to prep your skin for the upcoming dry winter months.
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Bionic Homemade: A Refreshing Orange Scrub

by JoyceyCouture on October 4, 2010 · 3 comments

Welcome to another installment of Bionic Beauty Homemade with Joycey Couture!

Sometimes you just need a good scrubbing…  Try this super simple DIY recipe for any skin type!

  • 1/2 of an orange
  • 4 tablespoons of cornmeal
Bionic Beauty Homemade recipe - make your own orange face and body exfoliating scrub

Oranges are jam-packed with beneficial Vitamin C and natural astringent properties!

Instructions to mix it up~
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