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In honor of National 5 a Day Month, Tiny Green Mom has whipped up the top “Foodie Beauty” finds of the season – think of them as food for the skin & lips, but not for the hips!

Best Foodie Beauty Finds for Fall

Aubrey Organics Pomegranate Crème de la Shave

Truly – this is the Crème de la Crème of shaving products! Made from 100% natural ingredients, including Apricot Kernel Oil, Pomegranate Extract and Essential Oils, Aubrey Organics has produced a decadent cream that will leave your legs smooth and yes, even hydrated after shaving! The lovely aroma of pomegranate will make you want to shave your legs again & again!

Cranberry Pure Natural Body Wash by JASON

Let the tangy scent of cranberries wash over you as you lather up in the shower – reminding you of all the joys of the upcoming season! Made with Antioxidant Cranberry Oil and soothing Aloe Vera to help fight oxidative stress while softening your skin, this Pure Natural Body Wash by JASON cleanses the skin gently & safely! No harsh chemicals, such as Lauryl/Laureth Sulfates, are used to make JASON products! Not just available in Antioxidant Cranberry, JASON offers ten botanical blends to nourish and cleanse.

Bananas & Baobab Whipped Shea Butter Body Crème

Smells good enough to eat – you will want to lather it on all over! The new Shea Terra Organics’ Bananas & Baobab whipped shea butter body crème is extremely rich, and your skin will feel moisturized naturally from head to toe! This renewing blend is made with natural banana extract, baobab oil and organic shea butter, and will offer chapped winter skin immense relief. Great for all seasons as your go-to moisturizer.

Nature’s Gate Açai Moisturizing Lotion

New from Nature’s Gate – an antioxidant-rich lotion that boasts the free radical fighting properties of the acai berry! The Açai Moisturizing Lotion is simply decadent, and will leave your skin feeling hydrated and smelling incredible. To keep skin super-soft, the Acai Moisturing Lotion is comprised of 7 different all-natural moisturizers in a unique blend, including Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Soybean Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vegetable Glycerin and Vitamin E. In addition to the new Acai Moisturizing Lotion, Nature’s Gate has created the Acai Velvet Moisture Body Wash and Acai Velvet Moisture Liquid Soap.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article.*

Mom” was recently introduced to Fei’d™, a new skin care line that is revolutionizing the skin care industry! Combining both Eastern Medicine & Western Science, Fei’d™ (pronounced “fade”) uses active botanicals rather than harsh chemicals to treat uneven skin tone, hyper pigmentation, and other skin imbalances by rebalancing the skin function as a whole.

Why use Fei’d™ Skin Care?

99% Natural
10 clinically proven key ingredients
Certified by the Natural Products Association
All natural fragrances
No harsh bleaches
No hydroquinone
No kojic acid
No mineral oil
Paraben free

According to Fei’d™ Skin Care, in traditional Eastern medicine, uneven skin tone is believed to be caused by a lack of qi (pronounced (“chi”) circulation to the skin. To treat uneven skin tone, traditional healers therefore actively target the meridians that govern the function of the skin. Namely the Lung (Fei), Spleen (Pi) and Liver (Gan) meridians, which regulate energy flow to and from the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.

Mom” has been in the sun quite a bit in her life, and has significant sun damage, so she was excited to try this new product! It glides on easily, like moisturizer, and just one pump of the dispenser was enough to cover her face, neck, and hands – all three areas that show the signs of sagging, aging, and wrinkles as people age. Fei’d™ does not tingle or burn, as some products for treating hyperpigmentation that are more chemical-laden do when placed on the skin, and “Mom” has already noticed a brightening effect on her skin, especially on the backs of her hands!

For postpartum mamas, Fei’d™ may also help to treat the dark melasma that can occur during and after pregnancy. It was these same dark spots that prompted Claire Gutschow, founder of Fei’d™ Skin Care, to develop the unique formulation using both Eastern Medicine and Western Science. To learn more about Claire, check out the interview with this eco-conscious entrepreneur.

If you are interested in trying out Fei’d™ on your own skin, you can enter the Fei’d™ Skin Care Giveaway on Tiny Green Mom through May 25th, 2011!

To learn more about Fei’d™ Skin Care, or to order online, visit www.feidskincare.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this review.*

Ladies (and gents, too!) – let all of your skin troubles just Fei’d away… Enter to win an incredible new skin care product that will literally fade away your melasma, lighten and brighten your skin – naturally! Certifed by the Natural Products Association, Feid Skin Care features 10 clinically proven ingredients to target the appearance of sagging, wrinkled and aging skin. From May 16th – May 25th, you can enter to win daily on Tiny Green Mom!

First, leave a comment below to let us know why you would love to win the Fei’d Skin Care Giveaway

To obtain extra entries:

Follow Tiny Green Mom on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name to let us know that this has been done. This is only valid for one entry.

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The Fei’d Skin Care Giveaway ends on May 25th, 2011 and is open to the US and Canada only. Please leave your email address in each comment, and make sure to leave a separate comment for every each and every entry that you make so that they will count for you!

Thank you! “Mom” at Tiny Green Mom can’t wait to announce the winner of this fabulous giveaway!

Essential Tips to Naturally Care for Your Skin

Did you realize that the majority of over-the-counter skin care products out there are full of harmful chemical ingredients? And these chemical ingredients have the potential to absorb into your skin and enter your bloodstream to negatively affect your circulatory system? This is precisely why it is so essential to put thought into not just the way that you care for your skin but the ingredients that you use to keep your skin protected from outside damage.

Here are a few essential tips to keep your skin naturally protected and healthy on a daily basis:

  • Read your ingredient labels. This is the most important tip by far since your ingredient labels will tell you what type of chemical ingredients you may or may not be putting on your skin.

As a rule of thumb, look for products that are certified as organic and contain natural ingredients. If you read an ingredient label that sounds similar to a science experiment, put the product down and don’t even think about putting it on your skin!

  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. In addition to the natural products that you use each day, drinking water and staying hydrated is a must when it comes to keeping your skin youthful and protected.

Drinking water leaves your skin glowing, fresh, and radiant, and it also works to flush toxins from your body through a process of detoxification. This flushing is highly important since it will purge toxic chemicals from your body so that they do not affect the quality of your skin. Make it a priority to drink a minimum of eight glasses of water per day, if not more.

  • Limit the processed foods that you eat. As you probably know by now, you are what you eat. If you are eating a diet full of processed foods that are rich in chemicals and additives, then these ingredients will naturally purge themselves through your skin. This could mean acne, premature wrinkles, a discolored skin tone, or even a dull and lackluster complexion.
  • Instead, balance your diet with fresh and whole foods, like vegetables and lean proteins. By eliminating harmful chemicals from your diet, your skin will be able to naturally strengthen and repair itself to look fresh and radiant.
  • Always use sun protection. At the very minimum, use a daily SPF of 30 that contains zinc oxide to block the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. You can get UVA sun damage, responsible for aging, even on the cloudiest of days, so wear this SPF religiously each morning before you leave the house.

When you protect your skin from outside sun damage, you will greatly reduce your risk of free radical damage that causes premature fine lines and wrinkles!

About the Author

Bethany Ramos is a professional wedding makeup artist and aesthetician that co-owns her own website, The Coffee Bump. For a great selection of the Bunn Coffee Maker , check out Bethany Ramos’ website today!

Mom” at Tiny Green Mom was recently introduced to a fabulous skin care line, MyChelle Dermaceuticals! Sent the UV Repair Kit for review, “Mom” couldn’t be happier with this natural skin care line that is free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances!

To care for your skin this summer, the UV / Hyperpigmentation Repair Kit provides wonderful results for sun-kissed skin. To help reduce hyperpigmentation & wrinkles caused by harmful UVA/UVB exposure, to even skin tone, and to keep that “summer glow,” the kit features six products to use in easy-to-follow steps: Apple Brightening Cleanser, Apple Brightening Peel, Apple Brightening Serum, Apple Brightening Mist, Deep Repair Cream Unscented, and Sun Shield SPF 28 Tube.

For busy moms, this regimen is super simple and does not take more than a few minutes of your time, but will give you long-lasting results. You deserve it!

Step1:

Cleanse skin with the Apple Brightening Cleanser. This sulfate-free cleanser has been specifically designed to exfoliate your skin gently with natural fruit acids and contains powerful antioxidants to protect against free radical damage.

Step 2:

Apply the Apple Brightening Peel. This is not a harsh peel, and it is made with green apple fruit, lemon bioflavonoids, and acai antioxidants to help diminish hyperpigmentation. After applying, leave on the skin for 5-15 minutes, and rinse off.

Step 3:

Soothe skin with the Apple Brightening Serum. This advanced formula will help to reduce the signs of again as well leaves skin luminous with the combination of Bio-mimetic peptide Melanosatine®5 and sea plant-derived Algowhite®.

Step 4:

Hydrate dry, parched skin with the Apple Brightening Mist. This lovely toner smells delightful with the addition of daisy, mangosteen, and acai combined with heavy water.

Step 5:

Nourish and moisturize the skin on the face, neck and decolette with the Deep Repair Cream. This rich, dreamy cream assists in balancing the skin and helps to improve the quality and smoothness.

Step 6:

The most important step of all – sunscreen! The Sun Shield SPF 28 is a non-greasy, protective shield while out and about during the day! Both ZinClear™ and Titanium Dioxide help to block against UV damage.

That’s it! It seems like quite a bit, but at most will take about 10 – 20 minutes of your time, depending upon on how long you leave the Apple Brightening Peel on your skin. You will just GLOW afterwards!

For more information on MyChelle Dermaceuticals and to purchase items from this wonderful skin care line, visit their website.

*Company provided samples, images, and information for this review.*