It Works Skin Care Review

skincare-storeI love the It Works Skin Care line and have used it for 6+ years.  It Works offers a splendid range of skin care solutions, for all skin types to cover all of your skin care needs.

In this review I will be talking about all 8 of the products in the photo above plus our newest product, Exfoliating Peel.  Our products are designed to use together to create a synergy, but can also be used separately.

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  IT WORKS CLEANER 4067649 Rinse away the daily grime with Cleanser Gel’s beautifying botanicals! Gently sweeps away all skin dulling elements, including oil, dirt, pollutants, and even the toughest of makeup, without stripping skin of its natural moisture. This silky, clean-rinsing lather is sure to become a favorite in your daily beauty routine. Leaves skin both squeaky clean and silky smooth.  I keep a tube in my shower and use it as my body soap too.  It is very mild and doesn’t dry the skin.

  • Gently removes even the toughest of makeup (including waterproof mascara!)
  • Removes environmental pollutants, oil, dirt, and makeup without drying
  • Botanical extracts such as Green Tea, Marigold, and Chamomile provide antioxidant and anti-irritant properties
  • Doubles as a shaving lather
  • Formulated for all skin types
  • Pleasant, fresh scent

Tip: Because it rinses clean with no soapy residue, Cleanser Gel is ideal for removing impurities from the skin before using one of our best-selling body contouring Applicators. Directions: Wet hands and face with warm water. Apply a small amount of Cleanser Gel on hands. Work into a rich, foamy lather and massage lather onto face and neck with a gentle circular motion. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

For best results, follow with the It Works! Hydrating Toner and one of our rejuvenating moisturizers: PreventAge and RepairAge. See website for list of ingredients      $33.00 through our Loyal Customer Program buynow-green

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PREVENTAGE 8734437 Is there anything that could actually prevent the signs of aging skin? Myriad of skin care creams and products are loading the shelves every other day, leaving us perplexed and wondering!!  How do you choose what is right for you? Skin care products, whether for aging skin or your daily regime, should comprise of natural ingredients that can be absorbed easily to give you admirable result. With age, come plenty of skin problems that can be defied. It Works PreventAge Day Cream Gel is an amazing solution that has been packed with rich vitamins and beautifying botanicals to soothe your skin. Start the day fighting the signs of time with this moisturizing cream gel. PreventAge helps to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun exposure and environmental pollutants with its soothing blend of beautifying botanicals and vitamins.  Use it under your make-up. The Product Age spots, fine lines, wrinkles and freckles are the common signs of aging skin, which can be prevented. The fact is we have to start taking preventive measures before the signs of aging manifest on our skin. Wondering, how? PreventAge is the product that has been designed, as its name suggests, preventing the early signs of aging skin. PreventAge helps in lessening the visible appearance of wrinkles and fine lines caused due to environmental pollutants. It has soothing effects on the skin, which gradually eliminates unwanted features and evens out your skin completely. See website for list of ingredients $25.00 through our Loyal Customer Plan buynow-green

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EXFOLIATING PEEL exfoliationg-peel You will love this product. Quickly becoming one of our top sellers CLICK HERE TO READ MY COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THIS PRODUCT $36.00 through our Loyal Customer Program. buynow-green

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HAIR SKIN AND NAILS 1779937_767094126635031_1341611471_n This is another one of our top selling products. CLICK HERE TO READ MY COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON HAIR SKIN AND NAILS $33.00 through our Loyal Customer Program

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FACIAL APPLICATOR facial The exclusive 45-minute Facial Applicator from It Works! uses a cream-infused cloth wrap to deliver intensive revitalizing benefits to the face that dramatically rejuvenate the skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just 45 minutes. Skin looks and feels softer, smoother, and revitalized with a healthy glow. Continuously hydrates for fresher, more luminous skin and a younger-looking you.

  • Deep hydration, botanically based mask
  • Produces a lifting effect
  • Firms and invigorates skin
  • Softens fine lines & wrinkles
  • Results in as little as 45 minutes

I found the applicator really easy to apply. It had an area for my nose, openings for my eyes and mouth and I sure was a sight! We like to tease that it looks like a Jason mask so you could scare anyone who is in the house with you! I was able to slip on my glasses over the mask and work on the computer while the applicator worked its magic.  I could feel a little tingling feeling at first, but it was comfortable to wear. After the 45 minutes was up, I peeled off the mask and rub in the remaining cream on my face. I noticed that my skin felt incredibly soft and smooth and had a nice glow to it. I felt refreshed and rejuvenated. They come packaged in boxes of 4. See website for list of ingredients $59.00 for a 4 pack through our Loyal Customer Program buynow-green

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REPAIRAGE reparage This is used just like you would a night cream.  Repairage is an all natural, non-surgical substitute for Botox. And, while we’ve all heard about the dangerous side-effects of poison-based injections, BOTOX® continues its reign as the top-ranking non-surgical procedure for both men and women with 4.8 million procedures performed in 2009—at an average price of $397 (USD) per treatment!  In fact, we believe in enhancing your natural beauty, with all natural active ingredients that are actually good for your skin without the usual risks associated with surgery and non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX®. Think wrinkles are forever? Not anymore! RepairAge is a revolutionary moisturizing facial cream with a unique blend of herbal extracts that gives skin a more youthful appearance. Turn back the hands of time on your laugh lines and crows feet with RepairAge part of our signature line of anti-aging skin care products. This botanically based formula works to repair signs of aging, providing a lifted, smoother, more youthful appearance. Why not try the safer way to a smoother, softer, and brighter face? With results like this, you’ll have people wondering who your doctor is! With a unique formulation of herbal extracts you can achieve a youthful appearance with our anti-aging moisturizer, RepairAge.

  • Softens fine lines & wrinkles
  • Improves skin tone & texture
  • Firms and invigorates skin
  • Promotes even skin tone & natural glow
  • Produces a tightening effect

I believe that the for the best long-term result you should be using safe, naturally based products like RepairAge See website for list of ingredients $29.00 through our Loyal Customer Program buynow-green

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HYDRATING TONER: c2bfb58fa7cb8f022611568753279bd2 Toner has been included as one of the quintessential elements of female skin care routine. Most of us, however, don’t know what its role is and how it benefits the skin. A skin toner ensures that you have a clean and clearer appearance and healthier too.  Toner, it is very important to incorporate it in your regular skin-care routine. Toner is normally applied using a cotton swab between skin cleansing and skin moisturizing. It is a perfect addition to men’s skin care as well. It Works Skin Toner is a specialized formula that helps you to achieve all of this. It aims at refreshing, restoring and rebalancing your skin to its normal pH level using a hydrating and ultra-light toner. This is a botanically produced, alcohol-free formula that can soften and soothe the skin without staking away its vital moisture. It further minimizes the size of visible skin pores, which is very common in people with oily skin. It also helps in improving the texture and tone of your skin. It is also a great pick-me-up on the hot days where you are sweating.  Just spritz it on your face and feel refreshed. It Works Skin Toner is designed to suit all skin types. It is a pH-balancing skin toner.   Benefits of It Works Skin Toner

  • It restores your skin to its normal pH balance
  • It can tighten and lessen the visibility of large pores
  • It nourishes and hydrates the skin with natural beautifying botanicals
  • It reduces stinging sensation caused by bug bites and sun burns
  • It keeps your skin toned and hydrated

Overall, this natural and botanical-based It Works Skin Toner Mist is a naturally beneficial skin care formula that can be used by everyone. Regardless of your skin type and complications, you can apply this skin toner, twice a day, to see changes. Also, it can be combined with other skin care products by It Works for optimum results. See website for list of ingredients $33.00 through our Loyal Customer Program buynow-green

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STRETCH MARK CREAM 2550627   The Stretch Mark Moisturizing Body Cream by It Works  is a non-greasy moisturizing body cream. It contains  a powerful blend of skin nourishing botanicals to rejuvenate and hydrate your body. It Works Stretch Mark Cream will help to restore your skin’s youthful glow while also improving its firmness, and enhancing elasticity. All while balancing your skin tone to aid in lessening the look of stretch marks and other skin scarring over time with consistent. Stretch Mark may also help with reducing the appearance of scars. For best results, use Stretch Mark consistently, twice a day. This will help by evening out the skin tone The stretch mark cream is able to be used by pregnant and nursing moms who want to minimize the appearance of stretch marks both during and after pregnancy. The stretch mark cream can be used from the neck down twice a day as a part of your daily beauty regimen. It is not for use on your face. We have a great skin care line that includes moisturizing products formulated for the sensitive skin of your face. In the case of stretch marks, it is stimulating and strengthening damaged tissue. By reducing scarring through the stimulation of collagen and elastin synthesis and we are evening skin tone. As you notice with stretch marks, they have a different coloring than the skin around them. That is because they have a different proliferation of melanocytes, which are the cells that produces melanin. By evening out the skin tone, we are able to cosmetically make stretch marks disappear while taking care of actually healing them by reducing the scarring and strengthening the tissue.

Can Stretch Mark Cream also help with reducing the appearance of scars?

It may also help with reducing the appearance of scars. For best results, use it consistently, twice a day. This will help by evening out the skin tone.

Will Stretch Mark Cream reduce scars from burns or skin grafts?

It is not formulated to help heal severe scars from burns or skin grafts.

Can pregnant moms use stretch mark cream?

Yes, the Stretch Mark Cream can be used during pregnancy to help prevent stretch marks and after to help heal stretch marks.

Can I use Stretch Mark Cream on my surgery incision?

Yes, you can use Stretch Mark Cream twice a day on your surgery scar – once it has completely healed. See Website for list of Ingredients $39.00 through our Loyal Customer Program buynow-green

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LIP AND EYE CREAM 1115049   One product that is a must-have in your beauty routine at the moment is It Works! Lip and Eye moisturizing cream gel. Unlike some brands that specifically target just under the eyes, this product by It Works! targets both lips and eyes, to lessen the look of fine lines, wrinkles, bags, and puffiness, by creating a tensor effect to give the delicate skin around your lips and eyes a youthful lift while tightening and firming the skin. It Works! goes to work immediately and continues to improve the appearance of your skin and works progressively over time.  With persistence, It Works! slowly help plump up the hollowness of the eyes and reduce the appearance of smile lines for longer-lasting results. Using just a dab once or twice daily, either first thing when you wake up or before bed, the natural ingredients in this product can go to work and do wonders on your skin. One ingredient that all shoppers should keep an eye out for in an eye cream is caffeine, as it helps constrict blood vessels and reduce puffiness, and I love that It Works! uses Camellia Sinensis for its form of caffeine, as it’s a type of green tea instead of coffee base. Likewise, having moisturizing botanicals like aloe and jojoba help to hydrate and improve the look of your skin on a deeper level, that allow consumers to smile away the laugh lines! While not listed as part of the process, I refrigerate my It Works! Eye & Lip cream as some studies show that cold temperatures can be effective in treating puffiness, and given the size of the cream, it stores easily and serves as a quick reminder to focus on myself and apply my Lip & Eye product while I’m preparing my breakfast or desert. With only a dab needed twice daily, I’m nowhere near completing this product for a full-review, but I can say that I fully enjoy the instant ‘lift’ this It Works! product provides me, and that the results are looking promising. For a blogger who stares at the computer screen a great majority of my day, I love that It Works! Lip & Eye moisturizing cream gel allows me to look awake, alert and youthful throughout even my busiest days. See the Website for a complete list of ingredients $29.00 through our Loyal Customer Program buynow-green

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4 Ways to Recognize the Inner Physician

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Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. They come to us not knowing that truth. We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to go to work.”

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)

I had independently connected with what I call the Inner Physician and was happy to find a couple of other’s who also found it as an active presence in each of us, even though they were past history.  On the other hand I was surprised that I hadn’t found more people who were aware of it who were using it in healing right now.

Albert Schweitzer, famed medical missionary, believed in the inner healing power and encouraged his fellow physicians to help their patients discover the Inner Physician. If the patient is only seen as “ill” he is cut off from his inner capacity to heal and he gives his power away to the doctor. Those who are aware that they have the innate power of the Inner Physician, are empowered to work on their own behalf to find the best solution, whether it is allopathic medicine, alternative means of healing or a combination of things.

If all of our ideas about who we are, who we aren’t and who we are supposed to be were boiled away, the nectar remaining would be a sense of personal being, a pure sense of existence, of presence, of “I am.” This is our Essential Self, and its qualities, like those of the baby and the enlightened master, are pure and unrehearsed. It is the part of us that never dies. It is our uniqueness and authenticity which is not like anyone else. It is always focused on our best life and resists that which is not in our best interest. The problem is this part of us is subtle and doesn’t have a language. The Essential Self is a very simple and pure sense of Presence and the Inner Physician is part of that.

The Inner Physician is active and engaged in every moment directing traffic within your body, making sure your body is working to the best of its ability, within its given environment. It takes care of the body functions, with or without our help or the help of a medical professional. When we work consciously with it rather than unconsciously against it, miracles happen. We will know when it is time to work in conjunction with our doctor to heal our conditions and we will know when we should use alternative methods. Everything given to the body from the outside must first be inspected and then directed on its course by the Inner Physician so any healing that happens is due to this activity and nothing outside of you. Tapping into this energy we discover lost parts of ourselves and access higher wisdom. It gets blocked by the things we do that get in the way, such as worry, fear, control and trying to do things our way and that is why it is sometimes so hard to get well.

When the Inner Physician is engaged, a union occurs between the soul, heart, mind and Creator so that they can work together to maintain homeostasis. In partnership with the Inner Physician the power to return to wellness is strengthened. The more at ease we are at the idea the greater our chances for true health to occur.  As we see the power and potential that resides within the body, many of the fears we have carried regarding our health fade away. We see that we can have an active role in reaching health and wellness and we are empowered to take steps. When you realize that the Inner Physician is working for you at all times, you will know that you are never alone in this pursuit for health and well-being. The key to self-healing is learning to trust this intuitive part of you.

We promote healing and a return to well-being in two ways. First with a positive attitude toward recovery and healing. This is done through a collaborative relationship between you, the physician, relatives and friends, particularly if you are involved in a serious illness. You support team is there to help you stay focused and confident that you can recover and from that space the Inner Physician can participate to full capacity in the healing process and not be hindered by doubt in your speedy recovery.

Secondly healing is promoted through therapeutic measures which appropriately support the healing process, be it allopathic or natural alternatives. For this to happen it is critical that the patient is an active participant in deciding what the process is and committed to undertaking it. Through this cooperative collaborative the Inner Physician is activated and fortified.

In partnership with the Inner Physician you can overcome not only minor ailments but major illness. You can call it intuition, sixth sense, clairvoyance, prophecy or Divine intervention, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is, it is available to each of us, just waiting for us to call upon it.  The following passage came through the connection I been describing about six months after my uterus prolapsed. I wanted to gain understanding about what was happening in my body at the time. The meditation opened a door for me to access the Inner Physician on a deeper level. It is the best way for me to describe the experience of connecting to the Inner Physician and the wisdom of the body.

Memory is stored in the cells, in the bones and even in the hair. The DNA carries the memory of our family bloodline, which is implanted in the cells where it can be hard to locate.  By developing a loving relationship with the part of us that is in dis-ease we begin the journey to health. Many times the body has become sick as a way of crying out to be noticed and cared for in those times when we are too busy focusing on other things that we forget about our body.  Other times our body becomes out of balance and ill because our Essential Self is trying to teach us something that we can’t learn any other way.

So how can we tell when the Inner Physician is trying to get our attention?

1-Dreams

Have you ever had a dream that there was something wrong with you that you didn’t know and woke up wondering if it was true?  Have you ever been sick and dreamed of something that might help you?  That is the Inner Physician.

2- Body Sensations

Have you ever gotten a feeling in the pit of your stomach or goose bumps?  That is another way the Inner Physician speaks to you.

3-Pain

Of course pain is another language from the Inner Physician.

4-Temperature

Hot, cold, fever and chills are all ways that your Inner Physician tells you something is wrong.

The body gives us clues all of the time about it current state of health.

 

 


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