{Test This} ‘Delicious’ Sugar Scrubs from Two Good Scents

Sisters Paula and Nancy Goodman have always enjoyed luxuriating in the bath or shower, with the help of divine products that make their skin feel and look soft and radiant. Especially partial to sugar scrubs, they thought many of the products on the market were too oily, too expensive or too harsh. So they decided to create their own line of well-priced scrubs, Two Good Scents ($10 for an 8 oz. jar), with just the right amounts of sugar and shea or mango butter to exfoliate, soften and polish.

And oh! The seasonally changing scents are heavenly. Think citrusy and spicy Timber, intoxicating Blossom and yummy Coconut Cream Pie. After all, if we can’t eat the real stuff, one of the company’s “bakery” scents is the next best thing.

“I’ve loved using Lemon Cookie the last month,” says FOF’s Geri Brin. “The scent is subtle and the texture of the scrub makes me feel like it’s really working to remove the top layer of dead cells from my skin.”

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{Test This} City Intensive Night Repair

Can you bring back your youthful complexion with this “magic” formula?

City Intensive Night Repair ($82 for 15ml), from City Cosmetics, is a bedtime serum that promises to “penetrate deep into your skin to achieve a flawless, youthful complexion.”

The serum reportedly “fades ‘problem’ spots, inhibits wrinkles, and increases skin elasticity,” through a unique formula that includes hyaluronic acid, Grant-X (a silicone and extract blend) and Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) and “helps generate new skin cells,” according to the manufacturer.

Is this the dream addition to your bedtime beauty regimen? 15 FOFs will test this.

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{Test This} StriVectin-TL Tightening Face Cream

Can you tighten, lift, and firm your face without surgery?

StriVectin believes you can, with its TL Tightening Face Cream ($89 for 1.7oz). This titan tightener aims to “strengthen skin’s ability to hold natural collagen,” according to the manufacturer. “So facial contours look lifted, firmer—more youthful.”

The cream includes algae and alfalfa extracts, xanthan gum, sorghum, and shea butter. It’s best to apply it in the morning and at night.

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{Test This} Gray Away

Are you sick of new grays popping up between coloring appointments? Gorgeous, gray-free hair can now be yours in a flash, with Everpro’s Gray Away ($13 for 1.5 oz), a temporary root concealer that makes it easy to target problem areas. Gray Away uses “self-adjusting color technology,” which matches the formula to your unique hair, according to the manufacturer. The product is “fast drying, sweat resistant and flake free.” Your color will sustain throughout the day, and the formula “washes out with shampoo.” Gray Away comes in two shades, light brown for medium brown hair, and black/dark brown for black to medium brown hair.*

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{Test This} IceSerum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum

Luminous skin may be at your fingertips with Freeze 24-7’s new IceSerum Advanced Brightening Facial Serum ($95 for 30ml). Its signature ingredient, White Strawberry Extract, “naturally inhibits the production of melanin,” and Regu-Fade (a pure form of Resveratrol) works to “reduce the look of discoloration and dramatically boost radiance,” according to the manufacturer. The serum also contains Matrixyl Synthe 6, a peptide-rich ingredient which helps “stimulate collagen while smoothing texture and nourishing skin.” Other ingredients include licorice root extract and sodium hyaluronate. The makers of IceSerum recommend applying the lotion to your skin twice daily.

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{Test This} Fullips

FOF Linda Gomez wants you to love your lips again! That’s why she created fullips ($49.97 for all 3 sizes), a small “self-suction device designed to enlarge and enhance your lips in an inexpensive and non-invasive way.” Made of plastic, fullips comes in three shapes (small oval, medium oval, and large round), so at least one size will give you the perfect plump! The results “typically last 2 to 4 hours, so think of fullips like lipstick—to keep the best look, you need to re-touch,” according to the manufacturer. Ready for a kiss? 15 FOFs will test this.

To enter to win, comment below by answering the question: When did your lips start thinning?

15 FOFs will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes October 16, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

{Test This} EMK Placental Face Cream

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{Test This} Albertini Warm Love Pumpkin Exfoliating Masque

Albertini International’s Warm Love Pumpkin Exfoliating Masque ($23 for 5 oz) promises not only a fabulous scent but also fabulous smoothing. The “exfoliating masque removes old skin cells and stimulates new cell growth,” according to the manufacturer.  Rub the product around your face for 2-3 minutes and experience the warming effect. Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Flake, titanium dioxide, and cetyl alcohol improve “smoothness and texture, along with a brighter complexion.” Is this spicy stimulator the next best thing to pumpkin pie? 10 FOFs will test this.

To enter to test this, comment below by answering the question: How often do you exfoliate your skin?

10 FOFs will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes September 25, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

{Test This} Skin Beautiful Dermaceuticals

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To enter to test one of its products: Visit Skin Beautiful’s website and pick your favorite product, then leave a comment on this post about which product you want to try and why.

Mind over body.

When you look in the mirror, do you see a beautiful FOF? Skin Beautiful Dermaceuticals wants you to see and feel your beauty, inside and out. With each product it sends, the company includes a unique affirmation–called an “Affirmacize”–such as “I am unaffected by the passage of time.” Skin Beautiful says that by repeating your affirmation to yourself you empower your mind as you use its products.

The line is formulated from high-quality ingredients, from Lavender Essential Oil to Eyeseryl™, a “patented peptide specifically designed to improve the appearance of the entire eye area by decreasing eyelid and under eye puffiness and bags,” according to the manufacturer.

The Skin Beautiful range of products includes Time Rewind Anti-Wrinkle Serum (retail value: $50 for 3.7ML), which “eases away the effects of repeated facial movements,” and Dermal Nutrition Antioxidant (DNA) Repair Cream (retail value: $58 for 2 oz), which reportedly “reinforces skin’s natural defense and repair mechanisms.”

The company believes “looking younger is a holistic concept” and by incorporating epigenetics (changing our minds to change our bodies), we can experience skincare in a whole new way!

Ready for your happy thoughts and great looks? 5 FOFs will test this.

To enter to test one of its products: Visit Skin Beautiful’s website and pick your favorite product, then leave a comment on this post about which product you want to try and why.

5 FOFs will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes August 14, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

{Test This} BioElixia Body Shaper Cellulite Contour Crème

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FOFtestburst15Can you conquer the cellulite curse?

Noticeably smoother, firmer, and younger looking skin may be just a tube away. BioElixia Body Shaper Cellulite Contour Crème ($49.50 for 5 fl oz) includes caffeine, retinol, forskolin, vitamins A & K and aloe vera, which work together on those icky dimples and bumps. Its “non-irritant delivery system,” developed from natural Vitamin E, lets you use the cream all over your body, not just on your legs! The manufacturer recommends using BioElixia twice a day.

15 FOFs will test it.

To enter, answer the question: How do you hide your cellulite?

P.S. Want to be guaranteed a product to test? Join the FOF Beauty Club now!

15 FOFs will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes July 24, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.