Eco-Friendly Teen Skincare Line is a Must-Try!

SKWAD, founded by Elise Kandrac, was inspired by her concern for her teenagers’ self-esteem and the gender-specific nature of skincare products for young teens. The Hawaiian values are reflected in the brand’s mission. SKWAD is committed to environmental responsibility, choosing packaging and ingredients with the planet in mind. Their marine-safe formulations are custom-made, and they utilize innovative technology like recycled raw ingredients to ensure sustainability.

Elise, with strong family ties to Hawaii, prioritized environmental awareness in formulating her product range, recognizing the inherent value of sustainability and eco-consciousness in Hawaiian culture. Collaborating with award-winning formulator Nausheen Qureshi, the products were developed with a focus on environmental responsibility, addressing the potential harm of skincare ingredients in large bodies of water. Rooted in the Hawaiian ethos of ‘living pono,’ the SKWAD products align with the conscious decision to prioritize the well-being of oneself, others, and the environment, ensuring that washing one’s face won’t negatively impact the marine environment.

Skwad Shop

Price: Starting at $22

Self Disclosure: Free samples were provided. Images and information were also provided.

Regenerative Glow: Glen Ivy Hot Springs New Radiant Results Facial Featuring Luminant Skincare Line

Images courtesy of Glen Ivy Hot Springs. 

Experience the ultimate skincare innovation with Regenerative Glow by Glen Ivy Hot Springs. Combine the new Radiant Results facial and Luminant skin care products by [comfort zone] for a comprehensive approach to radiant, healthy skin. After just one Radiant Results facial and consistent use of the Luminant skincare routine for two months, guests can expect remarkable results. The powerful combination of the facial treatment and the skincare product line works to prevent, correct and illuminate the skin. Due to the combination of Rhodiola and Niacinamide, skin will appear visibly smoother and more even-toned with a healthy glow.

Radiant Results Facial:

The new 50-minute Radiant Results facial exclusively at Glen Ivy Hot Springs features the innovative [comfort zone] Luminant skin care products for $175 per person.  This intensive, triple-action treatment works to correct dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone using the 3-BRIGHT TECHNOLOGY™ approach, inspired by dermatological science to focus on correction, luminosity and prevention. A Vitamin C peel is applied to renew your skin’s texture and tone, followed by a hydrating and brightening mask to give immediate results.

Luminant Routine:

Taking skincare to the next level, Glen Ivy Hot Springs now also offers the [comfort zone] Luminant skin care products as a full routine to continue the spa experience in the comfort of one’s home. The line includes the Luminant serum and cream, helping establish a consistent and effective routine to maintain and enhance the results achieved during the facial treatment.

  1. Correct: Luminant Serum: Dark Spot Correcting Serum
  • An innovative 3-BRIGHT TECHNOLOGY™ concentrated cosmetic treatment clinically tested to help target dark spots, reducing their appearance and illuminating the complexion in just 28 days.
  • Marie Claire Skin Awards Winner 2023
  1. Illuminant: Luminant Cream: Illuminating Correcting Cream
  • Combined with the serum, skin immediately appears more radiant and hydrated, with dark spots reduced and a more even complexion using the innovative 3-BRIGHT TECHNOLOGY™.


On April 18 and 19, Glen Ivy Hot Springs and [comfort zone] will host Regenerative Glow programming featuring activities throughout the property, free to all guests. The days will be packed with exciting activations, including the Glen Ivy Hot Springs Proprietary Bathing Circuit, expert-led Master Classes (10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.), offering valuable insights into [comfort zone]’s biomimetic formulas and specific self-application techniques. The Illuminating Zone will feature self-guided experiences with [comfort zone] products, allowing guests to explore and sample to personalize their skincare routine. Additionally, guests can participate in the Mantra Wall, where they can take and leave mantras for inspiration. By completing all the activities, guests will be entered for a chance to win a complimentary Radiant Results facial and [comfort zone] gift basket. 


Glen Ivy Hot Springs

25000 Glen Ivy Road Corona, CA 92883


Glen Ivy Hot Springs

Monday – Sunday from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 


To make a reservation please call (888) 453-6489 or book online at

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Luv Ur Skin Products are a Must-Try!

Luv Ur Skin (LUS)

Luv Ur Skin (LUS) is an Australian-based brand that offers the best natural skincare for this age group and their sensitive skin.

Izzi Dymalovski launched Luv Ur Skin when she was 13-years-old. While dealing with her skincare issues and searching for the right products, she put her trust in nature and a powerful native Australian plant extract, Plantolin, to give others her own age a better way to address their skincare needs gently.

Luv Ur Skin has a farm system where they grow and cultivate Plantolin with a patented process. It’s the hero ingredient in all of their products.

I actually tried out the Take Off Gentle Face Wash, Calm Down Soothing Face Moisturizer, and the Pure Bamboo Face scrub and loved all the products! My favorite is the Scrub Off Pre Bamboo Face Scrub! You only need to use a small amount and it left my skin feeling so clean and refreshed!

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this beauty post. Images were also provided.

Healthy skincare routine for Tweens!

Must for tweens!

Be-Tween was founded by Namhee, a parent of tween children. She grew up in Korea and her own mother taught her the importance of skin care. Namhee knew that her kids weren’t ready for harsh anti-acne treatments and masks, so she created the brand with them in mind.

Be-Tween Skincare Products

Aloe Cleansing Ball Face Cleanser. Our gentle face cleanser freshens young faces without drying them out. Put the moisturizing cleansing ball into the included mesh bag, run it under water, and apply the lather to a damp face. How cool is that! 

Aloe Moisturizer Face Lotion. Perfect for a tween’s changing skin, this moisturizer contains squalane, hyaluronic acid, and aloe.

Aloe Mask Powder. Finally, a skin mask that’s gentle enough for tweens! Mix this with equal parts water and face. It locks in moisture and helps acne-prone skin.

Aloe Ultimate Skincare Bundle. This money-saving bundle will jump start your tween’s skin care routine. Order now for 10% savings!

Be-Tween skincare is simple, fun, and safe for all skin types. We do not test our products on animals and design them to be gentle and effective. Your tween will love how their skin looks and feels…and will love you for getting these products for them! These skin care products are sure to be a hit with your tween!

Starting at $17.99. Visit Be-Tween to learn more.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided.

 Burke Williams Day Spa Offers Memberships to Prioritize Wellness in the New Year

Photo courtesy of Burke Williams. 

Burke Williams, California’s leading luxury day spa, is the ultimate destination to prioritize health and wellness in the New Year with membership options for every lifestyle. To start the New Year right, guests may also apply a pre-existing gift card balance toward a new membership, immediately receiving member pricing upon enrollment. 

Regular spa visits offer tangible benefits to health and well-being, including important rest and healing of the body, mind and spirit. Burke Williams’ flexible membership levels make it easy to enjoy relaxation and results every month. Deluxe members receive even more perks, including more enhancements, treatment time and the ability to share member pricing with friends twice a year. 

Burke Williams Membership Levels

Essential Membership — $115/month

  • One 50-min Pure Relaxation Massage or Spa Style Facial every month
  • Unlimited services at member pricing
  • 20% off all H2V products, Burke Williams’ proprietary skincare line

Deluxe Membership — $165/month

  • One 80-min Pure Relaxation Massage or Spa Style Facial every month
  • Monthly enhancement or exclusive offer with any 50 or 80-min service
  • Unlimited services at member pricing
  • Semi-annual bring a friend offer: share member pricing OR use benefits toward H2V skincare
  • 20% off all H2V products, Burke Williams’ proprietary skincare line

Membership pricing may vary at the San Francisco and San Jose locations. For more information on all of Burke Williams’ membership benefits, please visit 

Credit: Burke Williams.


Burke Williams created the original urban day spa in 1984, elevating the spa experience to a new art form. Drawing inspiration from world-class European day spas, the destination worked to combine the finest traditions with nourishing innovations to transport guests from the stress of everyday life. Today, with 11 locations across California, Burke Williams is a luxurious sanctuary, a place for wellness and beauty, inspiration and optimism. For more information, please visit 

Beauty Stocking Stuffers!

Organic Beauty & Hair Products

 Bootleg Bath, a groundbreaking, eco-friendly beauty brand that redefines the world of bath and hair products. 

Bootleg Bath creates high-quality, handcrafted, unique, and sustainable self-care products, artfully inspired by cocktail themes; using only the finest organic and natural ingredients all handcrafted in the USA.

Why Bootleg Bath Stands Out:

  • Organic & Natural Ingredients: All products are meticulously handcrafted with top-quality organic, vegan, and natural ingredients; inspired by vintage, cocktail themes to form a unique and invigorating bathing experience.
  • Eco-Conscious Commitment: All ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced, and our products are Palm Oil-Free, Phthalate-Free, Sulphate-Free, and Cruelty-Free, with recyclable or reusable packaging, ensuring that both your self-care and the planet benefit from every product.
  • Exceptional Amazon Rating: With a stellar 4.5 out of 5-star Amazon rating, Bootleg Bath has won the hearts of countless customers who appreciate quality and sustainability.

Find them at

Veriphy Skincare – shows 130% in increase in hydration with clinical studies with the revolutionary ingredient 

Veriphy Skincare, a trailblazing skincare brand founded by women in STEM+B, is redefining the industry through innovation, ethics, and visible excellence. At the core of Veriphy’s success is a scientific approach that leverages cutting-edge research and technology, such as the key ingredient PhytoSpherix®, resulting in products that promise radiant and smooth skin. Committed to ethical beauty, Veriphy crafts clean, vegan, and cruelty-free products using all-natural ingredients, reflecting a dedication to quality and sustainability. As a women-led company, Veriphy’s leadership in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics + Business fuels creativity and sets it apart in the skincare industry. With a vision for the future that embraces the coalescence of beauty, ethics and confidence, Veriphy Skincare continues to inspire positive change, not just in skincare standards but also in the broader beauty landscape.

I tried these products and love them! My skin feels hydrated and I love that it is vegan.

Experience Veriphy’s 5-Step Skincare Routine with the following:

  1. Cleanse with CTRL+ALT+DEL Cleanser: Deep dive into a gentle cleanse that eliminates impurities while diminishing redness. Let the therapeutic warmth of a washcloth amplify the results.
  2. Tone with Hit or Mist Toner: Refresh with a hydrating mist that also offers detoxifying prowess. Whether you wipe or let it seep, the radiance is unmistakable.
  3. Exfoliate with Power Trip Facial Serum: Unveil a renewed complexion with the dual-action of exfoliation and soothing. Leave it to penetrate, amplifying rejuvenation.
  4. Hydrate with Self Absorbed Facial Moisturizer: Dive deep into hydration that leaves an unforgettable velvety trace.
  5. Prevent fine lines with 20/20 Eye Cream: Address the delicate eye realm with firming, hydrating, and illuminating elixirs.

Named as one “Carry-on Essentials That Travel & Leisure Editors Can’t Travel Without in 2023′, Power Trip Serum uses Lactic Acid and other vegan AHAs to exfoliate the skin, and help lighten dark spots. PhytoSpherix hydrates the skin up to 130% while helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.

Find out more here.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples of the above items. Information and images were also provided to be featured for the holidays.

Be the Life of the Party with Make It Real Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio!

Tweens will love this!

The glitter vortex has arrived! Introducing the no-mess, all-sparkle manicure solution young fashionistas and parents are going to love!

Make It Real (MIR), a leading lifestyle brand for tweens and teens specializing in DIY, beauty, and fashion, introduces its latest groundbreaking innovation, Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio. Decorating sparkly party nails has never been this easy—or fun! This latest innovation joins a roster of beauty and fashion products made to inspire creativity.

Make It Real has a reputation for creating innovative beauty solutions for young creators, which include groundbreaking Color Fusion™ Nail Polish Maker and Color Fusion™ Swirling Lip Gloss Maker. The team continues to innovate with Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio which is sure to excite fashionistas everywhere. 

Tweens can now create 500 glittery party nails by choosing from five colors of eco-friendly, cosmetic grade glitter, applying the Sparkle Primer to a nail, then inserting their finger into the Sparkle Spinner. Watch as a glitter vortex forms around the nail, transforming it from plain to super sparkled in seconds! The included glitter is biodegradable, and the glitter pods make for mess-free styling. Tweens can style their sparkly nails with iridescent nail stickers for extra glam and open-ended results. Included in the kit are 1 Sparkle Spinner, 5 glitter pods, 1 bottle of Sparkle Primer, 1 bottle of clear nail polish, 1 brush, and 1 nail sticker sheet. This is also a great idea for slumber parties!

Make it Real creates meaningful products and experiences that encourage, educate, and empower kids to be the best version of themselves. Their products celebrate play, spark joy, ignite creativity, and inspire the imagination, giving children an outlet to express themselves.

The Party Nails: Glitter Nail Studio will be available at Target, Macy’s Toys R Us shops, Michael’s, and specialty retailers for $24.99. To keep up with all of the latest Make It Real releases, follow Make It Real on InstagramFacebook, and TikTok.

About Make it Real

Our range of innovative, high-quality products reflects our core belief that nothing fosters development like hands-on experimentation – and fun! We take pride in creating products that spark creativity, fuel imagination, and encourage confidence in the leaders and makers of tomorrow. With kindness as a cornerstone, Make It Real strives to impact the world one smile at a time. Join us in bringing creativity to life!

Self Disclosure: I received a free sample to facilitate this post. Images and information were also provided.

Spa Life: After Sun Care

These are a must-try this Summer!

Got a little too much sun? The hydrating cucumber and soothing aloe in these Spa Life face masks are perfect for rejuvenating the skin post-summer fun! I absolutely love these face masks! They are one of my ultimate favorite summertime beauty products! HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN – this facial mask will boost the skin’s collagen content and slow down its degradation. They are so easy to use! $12.99 for 10 pack. I also tried out the Hand Gloves, Foot Sockies, Face Wraps, and the Nail/Cuticle Wrap and love them all, especially the Foot Sockies! They left my feet feeling super soft! They can be found on

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Images were also provided.