A Rose Is Just A Rose????

by on Friday, April 11th, 2014 with

A Rose Is Just A  Rose???
 Network/Station: NBC 5, Morning News, Chicago, IL
Date/Time: Saturday 4/12/14, 6:30A Central
Topic: Flower, tree and plant essences are being  harnessed for beauty/anti-aging benefits that extend well beyond their  ability to simply make a product smell fabulous!
In the 1913 poem Sacred Emily, American  poet Gertrude Stein famously wrote “A rose, is a rose, is a rose.”  Translation…things are what they are…BUT NOT this for this blog post! I’ve been researching one of Spring’s hottest beauty trends: infusing flowers, trees and leaves into face moisturizers, fragrance  and YES even makeup with some amazing anti-aging benefits! So NO, this isn’t entirely about smelling great, think out of the box here!  And wrinkles this is fair warning to run and hide because I’m armed and dangerous with tons of rose, lavendEr, chamomile and yerba mate and I’m not messing around! 
1. L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Glow Renewal  Facial Oil
Available: and chain drug, food and mass market  retailers
English Lavender, Rose Flower, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary  Leaf, Geranium, Orange Peel, Lavandin, Marjoram Leaf
L’Oréal Paris brings the first concentrated facial oil to  any mass market. Designed to boost skin’s natural radiance and provide  all-day hydration, it contains a unique blend of 8 essential oils which have  been selected based on their lightweight, fast absorbing  properties.
  • replenishes and restores dull, dry skin while the   ultra-lightweight
  • non-greasy oil glides on effortlessly and absorbs quickly for   a silky smooth finish.
  • Instantly, skin is nourished with moisture, hydrated and   appears brighter and more radiant.
  • Over time, skin is replenished with hydration and regains a   visibly healthy glow
  • My POV? Liquid gold I’m been using it along & under moisturizer for the past 3 months and it’s super hydrating to my dry skin!

2. Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Nourishing  Moisturizer

Inca Inchi Oil:  This is a plant rich in essential fatty acids think the omegas 3 and  Vitamin E super hydrating!
Yerba Mate Tea: Is from  the leaves of a tree native to South America and comparable to red  wine and superior to green tea in terms of antioxidant activity
Replenishes essential skin nutrients and provides continuous moisture  nourishment throughout the day. Fortified with vitamins B, C, E and antioxidant  omega bionutrients, this moisturizer is clinically proven to boost skin’s  defense against dullness and roughness. Leaves skin naturally radiant, healthier  and younger looking.
  • Allergy Tested
  • Won’t Clog Pores/Derm Tested
  • My POV: I love this moisturizer because it’s 97% Naturally Derived, NOT tested on animals, and all the materials to make the tube and box are recycled!
  • The citrus scent is fresh and it absorbs instantly into skin with no residue so I can jump right into applying my makeup.
3. Dove Purely Pampering Pistachio Cream With  Magnolia
$6.49 Body Wash,  $3.79 2Bar Pack
Available: and  chain drug, food and mass market retailers
Floral Aromas:
Magnolia, Jasmine Petals & Hibicus each housed in different body washes & beauty bars…all work to calm the skin & the aromas help relax you
Dove came out with a collection of body washes and body  bars with calming floral infused scents that envelops you with care, leaving you with an overall  relaxed feeling. It’s all about aromatherapy here! Their newest one is Pistachio with Magnolia Flower. These body washes combine natural moisturizers and the  mildest cleansers to nourish skin. They feature the gentlest cleanser, Glycinate with NutriumMoisture Technology which helps skin retain moisture, smoothing skin  and strengthening it’s moisture barrier.
  • My POV: I’m a big fan of the NutriumMoisture Technology you find it in Dove haircare collection and Advanced Care Deodorants. It’s highly conditioning to bodies and I’m not applying as much body lotion when I use the Pistachio/Magnolia Flower Body Wash in the shower. So saves me time getting ready.


4. Aerin Rose Balm Lipstick (Estee  Lauder)
Price: $30
Available:  & & Fine Department Stores
Rose Oil, Super hydrating, emollient,  conditioner to dry, aging lips
  • A collection of 10 effortless, universally-flattering shades, specially curated by Aerin.Lauder.  
  • Each shade reflects Aerin’s favorite lifestyle inspiration providing a wardrobe of easy to wear shades for all life’s memorable moments. 
  • Infused with her popular rose balm essence, the lipsticks feature luxe texture, medium coverage and a shine finish, they help protect lips the way a flower protects its delicate petals
  • With a natural wax that helps seal in moisture
  • My POV: These lipsticks go on like velvet! The rose balm base makes a big difference compared to the experience of trying other lipsticks! It’s worth the price of admission. Great formulation Aerin!
5. 21 Drops Blend #11  De-Stress
Price: $29
Available: &  Sephora
100% Natural essential oils of German  Chamomile Flower Oil, Lavender Flower Oil, Ylang Ylang flower Oil, and  Frankincense Resin Oil
  • #11 De-Stress Blend is specifically formulated for use during those times  when you feel plagued nerves, tension and stress! It’s  blended to help support the limbic system and you through the hard-core  stresses. Keep this one close in hand, in a pocket, front and center on your  desk, near you in your car…for those inevitable traffic jams!
  • My POV: If you’re body is sensitive to the alcohol ingredient present almost all perfumes this is going to be a more natural way to approach playing with scent.  PLUS, the bonus is the aromatherapy support a normal fragrance can’t deliver.


6. UrgentRX Allergy Attack!

Price: $1.39

Available: &  Walgreens

Benefits & My POV:

Just discovered this at Walgreens and it’s GENIUS! 

  • IF all the flora and  fauna are overwhelming you and causing your allergies to explode over Spring, this credit card size packet from UrgentRX will change your life/health/appearance.
  • No water needed just pour the raspberry flavored powered onto your tongue and let it dissolve for some instant relief from watery eyes,  runny nose and sneezing…all your allergy symptoms.
  • And while you’re at it go pick some daisies because now your armed and ready for flower fury!
  • Great to have in your wallet for emergencies, when you’re traveling or simply to streamline your bathroom counter. They also have versions for heart burn, upset stomach, headaches & aches & pains.


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