Posts Tagged ‘Amino Acids’

NeoCell Collagen

I recently learned about two of the newest products from NeoCell and am excited to share with you a little about them and my experience.  NeoCell brought the use of collagen to the United States and introduced us to its variety of uses and benefits. It can aid in everything from stronger hair and nails to anti-aging. NeoCell’s collagen and collagen related products are made using the highest quality ingredients. They are leaders in nutritional science, helping people lead healthier, more active lifestyles.

PicsArt_1390143041549For the past month I have been indulging in NeoCell’s new fresh mint chocolate Beauty Bursts, gourmet collagen soft chews. Two of these little chocolate bites contain only 40 calories and are packed with 2,000 mg of  Super Collagen, the body’s protein that helps strengthen hair, skin and nails. They also contain Vitamin C, which is essential in boosting collagen in the skin, and Hyaluronic Acid, known as “Nature’s Moisturizer,” to hydrate and renew the skin. Not only are you getting lots of nutrients in just two chews, but Beauty Bursts are all natural….they are free from gluten, soy, and palm oil and they taste good! This past year, 2013, they were named the “Best of Natural Beauty” by Better Nutrition Magazine, as well as the “Best Beauty Supplement” by Delicious Living Magazine.

PicsArt_1390143343325Along with the Beauty Bursts, I have been taking NeoCell’s Collagen Beauty Builder supplement. This all natural product promotes radiant skin and anti-aging. By taking three tablets twice a day, I am getting 6,000 mg of Super Collagen, containing 19 amino acids. I am also getting Vitamin C, Biotin, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and Silica, all which help to protect and enhance the formation of collagen and elasticity in the skin.

The first thing I noticed after taking NeoCell supplements for about a week….my nails are stronger and growing quicker than ever before! They look and feel healthier. The most impressive and obvious affect these products have had, however, are on my skin.

Every Winter, since moving to the East Coast, I have suffered from dry skin. My hands seems to age, my lips get chapped, and my hair and scalp get dry too. Well, I am ecstatic to report that even though this has been the coldest, most brutal Winter I have ever experienced, my skin looks and feels soft and moisturized! At the very start of winter my hands got dry and were cracked. I applied some lotion and shortly after began taking the Beauty Bursts and  Collagen Beauty Builder. Bye-Bye dry skin! I have had absolutely no problems ever since and no need to use extra hand lotion. Amazing. I am completely convinced the collagen supplements have done the trick. My hair, nails and skin look and feel healthier than ever. If you want more youthful, radiant skin, hair and nails, I highly recommend NeoCell. They have a variety of products for everything from joint health, sport recovery, anti-aging, total body health, and more. Beauty starts from within.   

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Mineral Skin Care from ADOVIA


I was recently approached by Cleopatra’s Choice and asked to give Adovia’s Mineral Lift Serum a try and share my experience. I began my new skin care regimen on Nov. 1st. It’s been a little over a month now. The directions call for you to massage a small amount onto clean, dry skin. For best results it should be used daily and it can be used under make up, followed up with anti-wrinkle creme or used by itself. There is no clarification as to whether it should be used only in the mornings/day or as an evening creme, as well. I opted to use it as both a day and night creme.


So what have I thought of Adovia’s Mineral Lift Serum so far? Well, I must first mention that I still have about 1/4 of my 1.0 fl. oz bottle left. The serum is concentrated and a little bit definitely goes a long way which makes it very cost effective. Definite plus. A bottle of the serum regularly sells for $60. It is currently on sale for $49.95 and if you buy 2 or more the price goes down to $39.95. Free Shipping is included.

One of the first things I look for when trying out a new face creme is any negative reaction or change in my skin after a few days of use. I have to say that my sensitive skin took very easily to the mineral lift serum. I have not experienced any redness or breakouts. Another plus! I like how my face feels immediately after applying. My complexion feels smooth and firm and my skin feels hydrated. The serum is very light and absorbs quickly too.

What makes this Serum unique and effective? There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the benefits of the Dead Sea Minerals. This serum combines these with other natural and anti-aging ingredients and vitamins, such as Evening Primrose Oil, Green Tea, Seaweed, Amino Acids, Vitamin Pro B5 and Vitamin C. The combination of all of these ingredients help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also protects your skin from daily pollutants and weather damage.

Final Thoughts…

While my experience with the Adovia serum this past month has been mostly on the positive side, I would be lying if I didn’t share some negatives. Those who know me and have followed my posts as far back as 2006, know that ingredients in skin products are a very important topic for me. Since my daughter was born 6 years ago, I have tried dozens of products that claim to be safe, natural, organic, non-gmo, preservative-free, toxin-free, paraben free, hypo-allergenic, etc. I’ve bought shampoos, lotions, body washes and the like, ranging from a couple bucks to close to $100 a bottle. It’s nearly impossible to find that one perfect product that is 100% safe, good for you, effective and affordable at the same time. I definitely have some favorites, but I think I will probably always be in pursuit of something even better. As far as an anti-aging product, this Mineral Lift Serum might be the right fit for some. While it’s made with some fantastic stuff and my skin feels and looks great now, there are a few ingredients on the list that make it questionable for me to use it long term (for complete list of ingredients: click here). However, I must note that Cleopatra’s Choice offers a large variety of other products on their website that are high quality, chemical free, organic, vegan, etc., that are also worth considering. In the end, I always encourage others to do their own research and go with what feels right to them.

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