Monday, October 8, 2012
If you have not heard of LA Fresh before, you are in for a treat! Beauty products, personal care products and so much more. Not only are the products great, but the company is very eco-friendly, making their footprint as small as possible, as well as offering their Eco-Beauty line which is free of parabens, sulfates, GMO's, triclosans, phthalates, dyes, artificial fragrances and a list of other yucky ingredients.
The first product I tried was the Instant Body Smoother. Wouldn't you? I had just gotten home from work, opened my box from LA Fresh, and was reading about the products. This one reduces fatigue and stress as well as soothing tired muscles. The Body Smoother cools, refreshed and soothes and, among a handful of other natural ingredients, contains peppermint. Sold! The body smoother smells wonderful (not too minty, just enough) and made my skin feel great. Just what I needed after a day of teaching Pilates. I plan on giving these as Christmas gifts to my fellow fitness instructors as well as the boys teachers. It's like a mini trip to the spa in a packet!
The Makeup Remover is great. On Thursdays I teach in two different places, morning and then evening, with a couple hour break in between. I teach Pilates and then do a treadmill workout in the morning. I used the makeup remover afterwards and it did the job great! I sometimes feel that makeup removing products only get half of the makeup off, but this got it all, even my mascara that hangs on for dear life. The fact that it contains moisturizers and vitamin E is an added bonus.
Next I tried the Antiperspirant Wipe. I was skeptical at first. Deodorant in a wipe?
Okay...by now you know that I teach many classes each day. But maybe you didn't know that I just recently completed laser hair removal for my underarms. I love the results, but I was warned that sometimes this causes body odor while the follicles are doing their thing. And, it does! Only one underarm. Weird, huh? So, one day between classes I noticed that I was stink-yyy. I had the wipe with me but it is an Antiperspirant Wipe, not a miracle wipe, so I gave it a try but wasn't expecting a 100% improvement. I scrubbed, I wiped, I waited. You know what? The b.o. was gone! For the rest of the day gone! Plus, I taught the rest of my classes, I think 4 that day, went home and was still stink and sweat free. These wipes are going to be a staple in my gym bag and purse. Let's be honest, we all have those days where we forget to put on deodorant or when ours just isn't cutting it. These are little lifesavers and my favorite product by far!
The Oil-Free Face Cleanser and Feminine Hygiene wipes are also going in the gym bag. Great for a quick wipe down on days when I have to go from being the high-energy cycle teacher (ie sweating my booty off) to the fitness studio manager at a meeting or interviewing a potential instructor.
Nail polish remover in a wipe? Yes, please! I love painting my nails, and having my toes painted is sort of a job requirement since I spend so much time barefoot. But I hate taking the polish off. It's just one of those things. Polish remover, cotton ball, scrubbing it off...seems like such a time-waster. But the LA Fresh Nail Polish Remover wipe made it quick and worked very well. Acetone-free, paraben-free, moisturizing and strengthening! Plus the Tuscan Orange smell was amazing.
If you haven't already stopped reading this blog to go and shop, make sure you check out the LA Fresh website. Their product line seems never-ending and includes shoeshine wipes, antibacterial hand wipes, even body lotion! Oh, and a new line just for pets!
I really can't say enough good things about LA Fresh. I love any product that comes in wipe form. Feels like such a time-saver. And all of these wipes have a wonderfully soft feel and do not leave any trace of sticky residue. My skin felt great after each use. The resealable pouch would be great for home and the portable sachets are great in my bag. Plus, think of the possibilities for travel! When I fly for my Pilates trainings I like to just do a carry-on, which means very limited amounts of beauty products. With LA Fresh I will be able to pack antiperspirant, face cleansers, even muscle soothers without having to worry about the size of a bottle. Priceless! And speaking of price, these products are totally affordable.
Go check out their website. Let me know what product(s) you are going to try. And when you order, make sure they know you came from Forward From The Heart ;)
*LA Fresh was generous and sent me several products to review, however, I was not compensated in any way and my views on this product are mine, all mine :)