Shaklee Youth Skincare for Anti-Aging

Shaklee Youth Skincare Set

You all know from previous posts that I am an advocate for great skincare. I love choosing products with natural ingredients. Well, I am very excited to tell you all about Shaklee YOUTH products!

Shaklee Youth Skincare

Shaklee YOUTH products are made to help aging by remedying it at the cellular level. What impresses me about Shaklee’s products is the fact that they have a comprehensive “free of” list of over 2,500 chemicals that never touch their products. So you know you’re putting only good things on your face.

The three products I was sent from the Shaklee YOUTH Skincare Set are:

YOUTH Activating Serum – This is a blend of vitamins, polyphenols (micronutrients), and YOUTH complex which helps support collagen production. You apply this twice daily and only have to use 1-1 1/2 pumps each use. I like how nourishing and moisturizing this serum is. I have very dry skin so this serum is perfect for me.

Shaklee YOUTH Radiance C + E

YOUTH Radiance C + E – This is used to “plump, brighten and visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles”. It contains 20% pure Vitamin C, raspberry extract, as well as Vitamin E. I love the fact that these are single dose capsules that you can burst open when you need them. 

Shaklee YOUTH Activating BB Cream

YOUTH Activating BB Cream with SPF 30 – A 5-in-1 beauty balm that : nourishes, protects, evens, corrects and hydrates! This beauty balm comes in 4 shades. I do think it should come in more so it can work with more complexions, but, I like this BB cream. There are Vitamins C, E, and B5 as well as muscadine grape polyphenols in this. The Muscadine Grape Polyphenols help protect against free-radicals and the Vitamins nourish your skin and help it feel soft and hydrated. Green algae in the cream helps to bring firmness to the skin. 

YOUTH Radiance C + E

YOUTH Activating BB Cream SPF 30

I’ve been really liking these products. As you get older like me, you realize that excellent skincare with top-notch ingredients is important. Definitely check out Shaklee’s YOUTH products. They are 100% cruelty-free and vegan which is definitely nice too.

*These products were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Ciao!

How I Got My Hair to Grow Back After Pregnancy

Among the many things that happen during or after pregnancy is the unpleasant surprise of learning that you may lose clumps of your hair and have bald spots. :O I wish I could write a book about all the things I learned during and after pregnancy. There’s so much that you’re not told when you become pregnant. I’m not sure if women want you to hear all the wonderful things about pregnancy so they don’t scare you off, or if they just simply forget. Either way, I learned a lot during and after those 9 months of my pregnancy.

One day, while I was pregnant, I ran my hands through my hair in the shower and out came a handful of hair. I have thick hair, so I’m used to pulling out some. But when I saw twice as much hair in my hand, I became worried. As the months went on, my hair wasn’t stopping coming out. I had read that during pregnancy a lot of women get luscious, beautiful hair, but mine was looking and feeling far from that. Months after I had had my baby, my hair was still not growing back, and I was feeling really self-conscious about my hair.

I took my prenatal vitamins, I drank water, I brushed my hair, but nothing was working to help my hair grow back.  I went on my phone and happened to see an Insta Story of a girl that I love following on Instagram and she had raved about a product called Vital Proteins. She mentioned how it helps your hair and nails because it is collagen. I’m no stranger to taking hair, skin and nails products, but I was desperate to find something that ACTUALLY worked. I decided to email them and ask if I could try their products out. They happily obliged and sent me their Collagen Peptides as well as their Collagen Beauty Greens.

When the products showed up to my house, I quickly ripped them open to try them out.

I’ve been using them for months now (the Collagen Peptides more than the Collagen Beauty Greens) and I can say that they WORK. Like, ACTUALLY WORK. Within a month of taking the Collagen Peptides my hair was growing back and I could notice the baby hairs sticking out my hair. I can’t tell you the amount of joy I had seeing my hair start to fill back in. There’s a confidence that comes from little things like that.

What I love about the Collagen Peptides and the Collagen Beauty greens is that you can use them in both cold or hot drinks. I, personally, like to put my Collagen Peptides in a hot drink like a hot chocolate. I’ve put it in apple juice before and it makes a weird texture and flavor, which I don’t love. You can mix these both up into smoothies and they’re wonderful. The Collagen Peptides have no flavoring really and the Collagen Beauty Greens have a slightly fishy taste due to having marine collagen in them. They also raw greens in them so there is that taste as well. Hence, why I say to put them in a smoothie. They’re not my favorite flavor. Two great things in the Collagen Beauty Greens is that they also contain Hyaluronic Acid which is great for joints and skin and they contain Probiotics, which are good for digestion.

Would I recommend these? Yes, yes I would. I think they work wonderfully. I would choose the Collagen Peptides over the Collagen Beauty Greens as far as taste, but I think Vital Proteins has done an incredible job making these products. I’m tempted to wrap this up in a friend’s baby shower gift next time! 😀

You can check out Vital Proteins HERE!

*Disclaimer: These products were sent to me free of charge for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

Ciao!