Why I added Snowberry Beauty products into my skincare routine.

If you’ve followed me for a while, you know how passionate I am about taking care of my skin. In the past year or so, I have been so on top of my skincare regimen, that I’ve found what routine and which product ingredients work with my skin. I have always struggled with adult acne, but since having Baby Xavier, I have been experiencing more hormonal skin issues as my body bounces back to normal. That, on top of adjusting to a new sleep schedule, has wreaked havoc on my skin, causing me to experience darker than usual undereye circles and small breakouts. This post is sponsored by Snowberry Beauty, my thoughts, opinions and results are my own.

Although I’ve had some fun experimenting with products and how they’ve affected my skin, I’m so excited to have found a brand that has given me proven skincare results that have given me confidence back in my skin. Enter, Snowberry!

Snowberry is a natural skincare brand based out of New Zealand, home to Snowberry Gardens, a 54 -acre bio-diversity plantation that houses more than 8,000 native New Zealand rainforest plants. Promoting natural beauty, Snowberry uses natural ingredients with science from their two trademarked peptide complexes that delivers sustainable, clean and dermatologist tested skincare products that you can be confident in. Additionally, Snowberry products are not tested on animals and include no “nasties.” As a Mom to not only Xavier but to two fur-babies, this is so incredibly important to me!

For the past 30 days, I’ve tested four Snowberry products that have given me proven results. Check out my routine!

Visit their website HERE & use discount code TONYA30 for 30% your order! It’s their largest discount code out! The code works til April 15th, so make sure if you see something you’d like to try, grab it!

Step 1: Gentle Cleanse and Tone Soft Foaming Cleanser

A two-in-one cleanser and toner?! Count me in! I was so excited to try this product because of its two-in-one feature. This would be a great product for someone who wants to implement a toner into their current skincare routine but doesn’t know quite how to. The product consistency is thick so a little goes a long way. I use a dime to nickel size amount, rubbing between my fingers and then spreading over my dampened face. My skin is left feeling soft and free of dirt and makeup. The hydrating effect from the kiwifruit extract has left my skin feeling extra hydrated while the Kanuka honey adds a plumping effect! I’m really pleased with the results of this toner-cleanser as it doesn’t leave my skin feeling sticky or greasy like a lot of toners and cleansers I’ve tried!

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Step 2: New Radiance Face Serum

If you’re concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, but new to a skincare routine, this face serum is for you! First, the pump applicator feature allows you to get just the right amount of product without wasting it. Second, the serum absorbs into your skin right away and doesn’t leave a greasy texture like a lot of serums I’ve tried. Snowberry’s trademarked CuPep copper tripeptide which fights the effects of free radicals on your skin, a similar effect to antioxidants. Snowberry’s New Radiance Face Serum also includes Hyaluronic acid which provides extra moisture along with the natural Kanuka honey. Since using, my skin texture has improved and has appeared much brighter!

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Step 3: Nourishing Rich Cream


I use this moisturizing cream day and night and it’s helped my skin to stay hydrated this past winter! I love the multiuse function of the product as it’s helped my dry hands from all the hand washing I’ve been doing during cold and flu season! The cream is super light and not thick like a lot of rich creams I’ve tried, so it absorbs into the skin super quickly. Like the previous products, the nourishing rich cream contains Kanuka honey as well, with Harakeke seed oil (New Zealand flax), Totarol, meadowfoam and cloudberry.

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Step 4: Smoothing Eye Serum

Last but not least, I have been loving Snowberry’s smoothing eye serum. It has helped my dark undereye circles immensely (team no sleep) and is so easy to add into your current skincare routine. The ingredients of vitamin blends, Argireline which aids in smoothing wrinkles, Totarol, and Harakeke seed oil, all aid in plumping your undereye skin so you instantly look more alive! I like to put mine in the refrigerator for an extra cooling sensation that helps me to look alive in the early mornings!

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If you’re looking for a new skincare brand to try, I would highly recommend Snowberry. I’m super pleased with the results I’ve seen after only one month and I can’t wait to continue to see more improved results!

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How to keep your skin clear with DERMA E!

If you’ve been following me for a while now, you know how important skincare is to me! I have struggled with acne for most of my life and am always looking for new skincare products to incorporate into my routine! I have used DERMA E products for a while now and when I found out they were coming out with acne products, I was sold!

It’s so hard to find an affordable, clean skincare brand. You either have to shell out a bunch of money to find out if the products even work for your skin, or settle for the cheap stuff and get what you pay for. DERMA E is not only affordable but effective. It’s also now backed by three amazing dermatologists so you know you’re getting quality skincare products!

Not only can you find their products in stores such as Target and Ulta, but DERMA E is cruelty-free and 100% vegan! I feel rest-assured using their products knowing that they’re clean and not tested on animals! 

When they recently came out with an acne system, I couldn’t wait to try it. It’s selling out everywhere, too!

One of the first products I tried was DERMA E’s acne deep pore cleansing wash. As someone who struggles with breakouts here and there, having a cleanser with salicylic acid in it is a must! In addition, the acne deep pore cleansing wash has tea tree oil and chamomile to soothe redness yet leaving your skin feeling fresh and moisturized! A lot of cleansers with salicylic acid can dry out your face, but DERMA E’s leaves my skin feeling debris-free and fresh! I like to use this as the first step in my skincare routine after taking off my makeup at the end of the day or as soon as I wake up.

Next, DERMA E’s acne blemish control treatment serum really helps combat the cystic acne I often deal with. It’s also great for blackheads and other breakouts! The serum does not leave my skin feeling oily and it absorbs right away. The serum also contains salicylic acid and tea tree oil with added aloe vera for an extra soothing feel!

After using the serum, I use DERMA E’s tea tree and Vitamin E oil as needed. Tea tree oil in conjunction with Vitamin E helps to spot treat problem areas such as acne scarring for soothing relief and faster healing. This is also a great product to use on mosquito bites! What I love about this oil is, like the rest of their acne line, is that it’s not drying on your skin and really leaves my skin feeling hydrated and refreshed!

Lastly, I use DERMA E’s acne rebalancing cream to keep my skin moisturized while helping to clear my breakouts at the same time. Using a moisturizer with salicylic acid is great for helping to prevent breakouts before they happen. Unlike other moisturizers I’ve tried, DERMA E’s acne rebalancing cream keeps my skin moisturized without disrupting my makeup routine!

Do you struggle with breakouts from time to time? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonyamichelle

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11 must-have items for Summer!

Summer is finally here! Whether you’re staying home or traveling this summer, these are my must-have items for whatever you do!

A great BB/CC cream

Taking care of your skin in the sun is SO important, but you want to look good doing so, right? These are my favorite BB/CC creams right now that protect your skin with SPF while providing a little coverage while you’re in the sun!

Another BB Cream that Tonya is loving: DERMAE – click HERE.

Headbands/Headwraps

I have been SO into headbands and headwraps lately, I can’t get enough! Favorites that I’ve found have been from Target, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. These are the best!

Earrings

I’m a sucker for a good statement earring, especially in Summer. Below I’ve linked TONS of affordable options:



Self-tanner

Summertime is all about tan skin! Get that glow (safely) with a good self-tanner. These are the best self-tanners I’ve tried that range from a mousse-like St. Tropez, to a gradual tan lotion like Tanceuticals and Jergen’s.

A good book!

There’s nothing better than laying out by the pool, the beach, or even on your back patio or deck with a great book while enjoying the beautiful weather. These are some great summertime reads Caroline and I have picked up and enjoyed lately.

SPF!

Don’t forget the sunscreen! These are some of my favorites ranging from lotions, gels, sprays, face sunscreen and lip sunscreen! These are my tried and true favorites that seriously protect your skin!

A cute beach/pool bag

Straw bags are seriously in for the summer. These are a few of my favorites I’ve found that are great for the beach, pool or just a cute summer purse!

Sunglasses!

Who can forget a fabulous pair of shades? These have been some favorites of mine lately!

Other beach/pool bag must-haves:

I keep the rest of these products in my beach bag, pool bag, car, purse, everywhere during the summer time! (Except for the Sun In, that’s a favorite of Caroline’s!)

What’s your summer must-have item? I’d love to know in the comments below!

Xx, Tonya & Caroline

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SkinCeuticals NEW product!!

This post is sponsored by SkinCeuticals. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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As you guys know I’ve been a huge fan of SkinCeuticals, I’ve written about my experiences using their Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2 as well as some others locally at Nova Plastic Surgery with my routine facials. I was so excited to be invited to their Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight Luncheon with partner physician, Dr. Smith-Phillips in Washington, D.C. followed by a stop at the American Academy of Dermatology Conference. I learned SO much about having a good skincare routine, how much of the product your skin will actually will absorb, a lot about my own skin and how to treat it, as well as about SkinCeuticals’ new product Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight! Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is their latest and greatest!! It’s an overnight skin-refining treatment that exfoliates to promote skin clarity and brightness. The free acid value of 10% glycolic acid is the optimal pH value that is proven for effective, even exfoliation with minimal irritation.

Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight is their latest and greatest! It’s an overnight skin-refining treatment that exfoliates to promote skin clarity and brightness. The free acid value of 10% glycolic acid is the optimal pH value that is proven for effective, even exfoliation with minimal irritation.

During the conference, we were able to explore SkinCeuticals’ products in-depth with the assistance of Dr. Smith-Phillips. I expressed my skincare concerns to her and together we created a “Custom D.O.S.E” serum! You can also visit their flagship stores to also create yours.

What is “Custom D.O.S.E.”?

Your Custom D.O.S.E serum contains a unique combination of 4-7 out of 14 unique ingredients chosen for their known efficacy in treating discoloration and related signs of aging. The result is your personal corrective serum that is created from extensive research on more than 250 combinations of skin traits and concerns. Each ingredient is tracked carefully to ensure peak freshness in your formula. 

Your Custom D.O.S.E diagnostic assesses the following concerns: 

Types of Discoloration:

  • Dullness
  • Sun Spots
  • PIH (Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation)
  • Stubborn Brown Patches
  • Signs of Aging:
    • Fine lines/wrinkles
    • Uneven Texture

My main concern was creating a serum that was pregnancy-safe. Dr. Smith-Phillips addedn ingredients that would help address skin concerns pregnant mothers have such as hormonal acne. However, she did insist pregnant mothers consult their physician to ensure it is ok to use during pregnancy!

Everyone’s “D.O.S.E” was different, just like everyone’s skincare concerns vary from person to person! I can’t wait to test out my new serum! For more information head over to SkinCeuticals.com. 

xx, Tonya Michelle

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