***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
So recently, when I got the opportunity to try out a few Strixaderm-MD products from the generous folks at NutraStore.com, I was very excited. This is not a brand I was familiar with, and I was eager to see how the products stacked up against my tried-and-true favorites.
While this is not a completely natural or organic product, the special formula used in the Crystal Peel does include several natural ingredients that are known for their skin-friendly properties. The Amber Powder and Passion Fruit Seed Powder act as natural exfoliants, which gently and effectively remove those pesky dead skin cells around ankles, elbows and knees with ease. Wow. That rhymed. Totally unintentional.
In addition for the natural ingredients, this product also contains several other ingredients which are also gentle on the skin. All in all, this exfoliant is pretty darn amazing. It's not too harsh or abrasive, and since it contains FloraPearls (jojoba esters), my skin is never dry feeling after exiting the shower. This product definitely leaves the skin soft and very nourished feeling.
I wear this lotion on it's own sometimes, but I also put it on underneath my make-up. It actually moisturizes the skin enough that make-up doesn't settle into creases or fine lines. I also find that since this makes my skin look more luminous, I use less foundation than normal, and can choose a more sheer coverage level to achieve a more natural look. And as we all know when it comes to make-up, less can definitely be more, if you have a great canvas to apply it to. I absolutely love this product, and would order it by the case if I could.
The AquaScoop, like other Strixaderm-MD products, contains super-hydrating, natural ingredients like Shea, Mango, and Cocoa Butters, Vitamin E, and even Pomegranate Extract. These and the other ingredients used are specifically formulated to hydrate the skin and help retain moisture. Proper moisturizing is so important, and can minimize the appearances of wrinkles and creases, as well as give the skin a plumper, more youthful appearance.
I have been using the AquaScoop nightly, and I have to say, I absolutely love this product. Like the Glamour Radiance, this absorbs into the skin quite nicely and doesn't leave behind a greasy residue. This will definitely be my go-to product during the colder months. This truly leaves my skin softer, more hydrated, and just plain healthier feeling. I wish I could bathe in this stuff, but that would be pretty darn expensive to do, haha.
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Strixaderm-MD Glamour Radiance retails for $75.00
Strixaderm-MD AquaScoop retails for $135.00
You can check out these Strixaderm-MD products on the NutraStore.com website.