Discover 15 Reasons Why I Love Veilment’s Exfoliating Soap

Discover 15 Reasons Why I Love Veilment’s Exfoliating Soap

If you had asked me a few years ago if I exfoliated when I showered, I would have given you a questioning look. At the time I just used a good soap and a wash-cloth to get clean. Fast forward a few years later I began reading about exfoliating before you shave your legs. Then I read about body brushes. Now, body brushes, outside of their said use to help, “increases circulation and blood flow, and stimulates drainage from the lymphatic system to smooth skin’s surface” (- via Good Housekeeping, PS. I love your magazine!) I figured were a good use to help with dry skin and patches. My daughter gets a build-up around her chest and honestly, if it isn’t kept up it looks like a thin layer of dirt. It is mainly what I use body brushes for. I mentioned in my +Balance post that the majority of my dry skin is on my shins. It’s not horrible. But it is there. And if I were to shower, as I have done today, I can promise you that I can gently brush off a load of excess dead skin cells. Enough to be noticeable on the tile. I know. Ew. Gross. I didn’t notice how much I shed via my shins until a few years ago when I lived in a community building. Sort of like a modern-day, less hippy version of a commune if you want to describe it as such. I only lived there for two years. Either way, it was then that I noticed how much I am now shedding. I honestly don’t think I shed as much as a child. Turns out some of us do shed more skin and hair than others (thanks forensic scientists). I know that many things can play into this and much of it being hormones. there was a time I was losing a lot of hair after having kids. What does all of that mean to skincare? Exfoliation.

Since learning about the benefits of exfoliating I now do it each time I shower. I have found myself less itchy and when I do use tanning products, my tan isn’t patchy. My shave is cleaner. My body acne less prevalent and my makeup more even on my face. I use loofas of various sorts. I may not have a body brush but would love to have one just to see what the hoopla is about.

History of Exfoliation in Brief

Scrubbing and exfoliating are not as new as some may think. In fact, the loofa is roughly 10,000 years old. And here is something I didn’t know but learned while reading the University of Wisconsin Student Newspaper, The Spectator, the loofa isn’t the same as some sponges. It doesn’t come from the sea. It is a vegetable that is related to the squash family. Does this mean I can count it in my daily 10? I would like to think so. But I am sure it isn’t counted. In any case, it is used to remove dead skin cells that don’t slough off as easily. I think I will need to find How It’s Made and see if they have a video on loofas to satisfy my nerdy side.

It is safe to say that exfoliating has been around for a while. There are a ton of exfoliating products out there. Liquid exfoliating washes, loofas, body brushes, exfoliating gels, and so on. Not everything works wonders and not everything works for everyone. But given the fact that we are more and more, as people, asking for natural products and products which are essentially products of the time. Heralded as wonder ingredients, it is without much surprise that we (and Avon) have a bamboo-charcoal exfoliating soap bar. Veilment Natural Spa has made two exfoliating body bars and I chose the charcoal one since maybe, two years back I had a sudden reaction to my perfume and broke ou tin hives. Along with calamine lotion, I used a charcoal soap bar that was given to me. I would give the name of the company that made it but it was simply wrapped in plastic wrap and didn’t have the name of the soap or the company on it. But it worked so well in pulling out whatever was in my perfume that irritated my skin. The hives lasted for maybe three days and lessened each day. It didn’t take me long to want to buy this new soap and see how it worked.

I really couldn’t get rid of the box. I think it’s kind of nice as a shelf element. I know it sounds silly but it seems to add to how my bathroom shelf looks.

About Charcoal and a bit About Bamboo

Veilment Natural Spa Bamboo Charcoal Exfoliating Soap has charcoal in it, which gives it it’s grey color and little bits of bamboo throughout it that create the tiny scrubbers that help to scrub off the dead skin cells. Still, there is more to a product than what most are drawn to. While it’s fine to be drawn to certain scents and brands because they are advertised to sell, it’s also good to know what’s in a product. Given what we outwardly know about this product with the words “charcoal” and “bamboo”, as they are very popular right now, getting to know how they work is most important.

I looked up when charcoal was brought into everyday products that we use. And as far as I can tell, we have been using it since approximately 500 ce. That is a long time. And it was used for ingesting in the 1800s as far as documentation can tell. Charcoal is used to draw out dirt and oil and other nasties that we don’t want in our skin. It makes sense how I saw an immediate improvement when it came to the hives I had encountered. It was taking out the irritants that had caused them. Not to say that this would work every time for everyone. I had also consulted a doctor and used calamine lotion to help with the itching. What I didn’t know was that in some cases charcoal can be used on infected wounds. I’ve never tried this, so I can’t say if the soap would do the same.

As mentioned the bamboo is there for exfoliating purposes. Most of the time you find bamboo products in the form of a body brush. But in this case, it’s basically ground-up bamboo in soap. I enjoy the benefits of this soap and it has lasted me a while. Since currently, I am the only one that is using it. 🙂

As you can tell, I’ve used it. The little imprint of the brand name is long gone and on one side there are little circle of where bubbles were when I last used it.

Veilment has a great line of other products that I highly recommend. So far the charcoal bath bar is my favorite. Though I also like the Veilment Natural Spa Black Rose Body Essence.

15 Reasons Why I love Veilment Scrubbing Soap Bars

  1. It doesn’t harbor bacteria like loofahs (that doesn’t mean it’s good to share it)
  2. It cleanses my skin
  3. It helps remove dead skin cells
  4. My skin hasn’t been as itchy and dry
  5. Great for before applying any skin care product because it is more evenly applied and absorbed better
  6. It is eco-friendly (liquid soap isn’t as friendly but if if prefer it, that’s fine)
  7. It doesn’t have a strong smell (which I like)
  8. My skin doesn’t look dry
  9. Good for when I need to shave those legs
  10. It hasn’t altered my skins natural oils as far as I can tell
  11. Less Preservative
  12. Lasts a long time (I have had had a LOT of showers since buying it a few months ago)
  13. Travel friendly (how many times had that little container of liquid soap come out due to cabin pressure in your travel bag even when you wrapped it in plastic?)
  14. Minus the fact this particular soap bar is new to us, it’s part of a long history of soap bar use!
  15. The little bits of bamboo aren’t harmful to the environment like those tiny little plastic microbeads. There is enough plastic in the ocean.

BENEFITS of This Soap
• Daily body scrub and cleansing bar
• Enriched with Korean bamboo charcoal, walnut shell, apricot seed and cranberry powder
• Rub in for a soothing massage

KEY INGREDIENT
• Bamboo Charcoal – Our environmentally friendly Bamboo Charcoal 2-in-1 exfoliating cleansers help draw out impurities to detoxify and purify.

Ingredients

Sodium Palmate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Water/Eau, Palm Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Palm Kernel Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Charcoal Powder, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Powder, Juglans Regia (Walnut) Shell Powder, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Seed Powder, Allantoin, Sea Salt/Sel Marin, Serine, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

4 Avon Skin Saviors + 1 POPULAR Brand

4 Avon Skin Saviors + 1 POPULAR Brand

Each one of us has a different need when it comes to our skin. We have oily, we have dry, and we have combination skin. This post I will focus mostly on a total of 5 products I have found to be saviors not just to myself, but to some Avon customers as well. One will be a non-Avon brand that I just love. And it focuses on acne. I have yet to try the acne products from Avon but I hope to soon. Here we have in no particular order, skin care saviors!

Vitamin C Serum

Avon Anew Vitamin C Serum
Brighten’s skin instantly with 10% pure Vitamin C as much as 30 oranges! Regularly $44. On sale for $17.49 in Campaign 17 (2019)

I have tried this product myself. I love that even for my combination oily skin that I only need just a very small amount and it works wonderfully. I use it moreso on the dry spots of my face which is most of my T Zone. A little around my nose. In using this I would recommend starting with cleaning you skin, letting it dry, starting with the Vitamin C Peel Mask and then using this before using a moisturizer. Finish off with our Vitamin C Lip Balm. You can use it in the AM or PM or both. It is clinically proven to brighten skin after the first use by up to 44%. It also refines texture and visibly improves skin tone. I do have samples if you would like any. Just message me if your interested or head out to my online store at http://www.youravon.com/ashleybarnes

Anew Power Serum

Anew Power Serum
3x more powerful than a regular serum. $40 with plus a special offer of Buy any two Skin Care SuperHeroes for $40 in Campaign 17.

The suggestion this comes from my mom. Who says she’s loved using it since ordering. Thanks mom for the suggestion to this post.

Anew Power Serum debuted earlier this year and was a big hit with customers. Before getting into all of the selling points, I would like to add in reviews from the Avon website.

As you see this product has helped people of all skin types and also a wide range of ages as well. My mom has dry skin. she says, “It works well for my skin type and is light weight n adding moisture. It isn’t too heavy making me feel like I need to wash it off.”

In one week, 89% showed improvement in texture, radiance, wrinkles, firmness and moisture. After two weeks, 94% saw a difference in the most advanced signs of aging. This product pairs well with Anew Ultimate Supreme Advanced Performance Crème.

Ultimate Day Cream with SPF 25

Anew Ultimate Day Cream with SPF 25
100% of women showed improvement in texture, clarity, uneven skin tone and overall fine wrinkles
Reg $42. On sale for $23.99 Campaign 17.

This product I do use because it add moisture to my face but not so much that it makes my face create more oil as most lotions do to oily skin or even combination oily skin. Also, it has SPF in it so i don’t need to add more to my face with or without makeup afterwards. My face also doesn’t feel like its wet or greasy. It dries well. I haven’t had any issues with it clogging my pores either. My mom also likes it and again she has dry skin. Very different from mine. I am wearing it today as I do every day. At night it use the night cream. And though I am not concerned about wrinkles I have noticed my face seems like I get enough sleep.

Skin So Soft Original Lotion

Skin So Soft Original Lotion
11.8 oz Skin So Soft Lotions $10 with special offer in Campaign 17, Buy One Get One Free

The classic is a classic for a reason. Because it stands up to it’s name. I use this on my son since he sometimes gets dry skin. He gets complemented that his has nice skin. I have made sure to give him lotion since he was a baby. Using a different brand as a baby of course. My aunt likes the bath oil of the original scent and buys it frequently.

Panoxyl

I now come to the last item on the list. The not-an-Avon-product, Panoxyl. About two years back I was bothered by the fact that no other product seemed to help my backne. And I was starting to get in on my arms and legs. I shower. I scrub. I tried several brands advertised to get rid of this issue and non seemed to work. So I decided to google information on the best body acne products. I don’t recall which page I ended up on mut as I read through the list I found one that seemed to be something to try. Panoxyl has Benzoyl Peroxide in it which is prescribed by dermatologists. I get the stronger formula and among many reviews some people do say it bothers their sensitive skin. It doesn’t for me however. I use it each time I shower along with a natural loofa scrubbing pad that has a strap that I can use to slip my hand through. It works pretty well. I bought one at my nearest Albertsons. At first when it isn’t wet it feels pretty rough but when you get it wet and use the Panoxyl, it works great. Within a week I saw a markedly visible difference using both products. Now sometimes I do need help getting my back so I have to use a much longer scrub that is like a strap with handles. The middle of my back is the hardest spot to get.

That is my list of skin skin saviors with Avon and one non-Avon product. As recommended by customers and my mother and one from me. I hope you enjoyed this list. Also, a healthy diet really does wonders for the skin. But I find that to be a harder subject to sell people on.

What are some Avon or non-Avon products that you have found to be the most helpful for your skin? Be sure to let us know what you skin type is so other commenters can try that out as well. We are in Campaign 17 right now. The new Lip Tattoo lip colors are making their debut and are a huge hit right now. I hope to bring you a review for that next month. I am sorry that’s a bit late. We still have some amazing deals going on such as Hydrafusion’s special offer as shown below. Don’t forget that with orders over $40 you can get the A Box for $10 (valued at $40) as well as free shipping in orders over $50. You can visit my Facebook page for any deals that may come up such as days where you get free shipping in orders over $25. We always have a sweeps going. Right now it is a chance to win two sets of the new Lip Tattoo’s in colors of your choice. Have a great day and leave your comments about your skin care saviors in the comments below.

http://www.youravon.com/ashleybarnes

How to: Skin-So-Soft as an Amazing Brush Cleaner

It’s been a few weeks and I have not written. A mix of both I somehow injured my hand and had to recover and also, I lost momentum. Of sorts. Don’t worry I am still here to talk about Avon products. Today I want to bring up an interesting use for Skin So Soft Bath Oil that I saw on a Pinterest post listing the various ways you an use the product. Being that I have more oily skin, well it’s become less oily over the years, I decided to take one of the big bottles I got as a sample (yep, big bottle) to see how it worked for cleaning makeup brushes. One of the many ways to use it.

Of course we makeup wearing folk know that you need to keep you makeup brushes cleaning so as to not spread germs and gets skin issues like acne. Or to mix your colors enough that they don’t come out they ways they should because of residual color still in the brush. I am going to admit something about my self here: Until a few years ago I never actually cleaned my brushes. Sure, maybe I cleaned ones used for eyeshadow when I needed to change color and didn’t want to muddy up my look. But I only rinsed the brush and used soap and a dry clean cloth. Running it over the cloth until I saw no remaining color. Other than that I never did it. I wasn’t told about this upkeep growing up and mildly using makeup. I wasn’t as into wearing makeup until a few years ago. So, when I read about using SSS Bath Oil to help clean brushes, I figured it would be worth testing as a review considering I don’t use the oil for my skin since I break out into acne easily anywhere on my body. Especially my back. I just use a lotion on my shins because they are pretty dry. And on my T-Zone because it went from being oily to dry as sand and peels. Now my daughter I use bath oil on because she has overly dry skin and has since birth. She is always being covered in a thin layer of oatmeal lotion after each bath and SSS body lotion each morning. She used to have severe eczema as a baby. So bad I had to carefully use a prescribed cream on here daily.

Onward with the topic. I want it to be clear I have not yet bought Avon makeup brushes but I hope to fairly soon. Most of the ones I have were given to me so it isn’t like I had a choice at the time. Plus, why waste a brush is it works? I gathered all my brushes. Including the one missing a handle. It just fell off but it’s still useful.

I put them on a clean towel I generally use for cleaning around the house. I wanted something white since most of my other towels are either blue or red. This way you can see the brushes better in a picture.

In reading how to make a good makeup brush cleaning solution, I used an equal part of SSS bath oil and equal part dish soap. Orange scented. Again this is not the scent I prefer for cleaning dishes. Again it was given to me. Orange smells horrible as a cleaner to me. I prefer sea salt scented by Preference. To make the two products equal I used 1/4 c each. I wanted enough to adequately dip the brushes in. Though both an oil, they did separate, with the dish soap landing at the bottom of my bowl. But using a handy wooden lollipop like tool I mixed it together until it made a creamy color.

Then I started with a brush. I dipped it in the solution and used my hand to rub the solution around the brush. I saw tons of color come right out of the brushes. Some more dirty than others. Specifically the eyeliner brush I use for gel liners. It was stiff and dark with black liner I purposely didn’t clean after use. My foundation brushes also had a lot of color come out of them. I was shocked since I don’t try to use a lot of foundation powder. It makes me look cakey up close.

After cleaning each brush I ran them under warm water to rinse off the oil. Now, normally I am used to having to get off oil from anything with dish soap and so I reminded myself I don’t need more. It’s already in the brushes. Making it easier to rinse out because of that fact.

I gently dabbed them on the cloth which showed more and more of where some brushes had just a bit of color still left in them until no more color came out and I set them upright in a small wine glass I use to hold my brushes. I don’t have conventional makeup brush holders and use cups with no pairs. About an hour later some were still drying and others were noticeably soft to the touch. You can clearly see the original color of some brushes now.

For someone who doesn’t use oils to moisturize their skin I will definitely say that SSS Bath oil works great because it did give my brushes a soft touch and did help clean them as well as helping them smell nice. Though I could still do without the orange scent that mildly lingers. Ew.

Skin So Soft Bath Oil is on sale this campaign. The 16.9 fl oz bottle is $11.99 (reg $22) and the 15 fl oz is on sale for $16.99 (reg $29). This is for all the fragrances and not just the original.

Ingredients

MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE 
ISOPROPYL PALMITATE 
DICAPRYL ADIPATE 
PARFUM/FRAGRANCE 
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL 
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE 
DIETHYLHEXYL SODIUM SULFOSUCCINATE 

Remember if you spend $25 or more you get free shipping. $40 or more get the Avon A Box for $10 (reg $40). We are also doing a special where if you spend $50 or more you can get a free Glimmerstick eyeliner using coupon code GLIMMER.
Be sure to take up the offer of the A Box, which changes every two weeks, when you spend $40+ dollars to get the box for $10. If you ever need help with a price or have other questions, contact me on my shop or on my Facebook page. For contact with Avon directly please call 1-800-500-AVON (1-800-500-2866) seven days a week between 7AM and Midnight EST. An Avon Customer Service Assistant will be happy to help you. Avon is an Animal Cruelty Free company.