Posts Written On December 2018

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream Named Best Body Moisturizer in Sensitive Skin Category

CeraVe®, a skincare brand owned by L’Oréal,

is excited that CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream has been bestowed a

2018 Allure Best of Beauty Award

for Best Body Moisturizer in the Sensitive Skin Category.

As the only magazine solely dedicated to beauty, Allure is a trusted resource for consumers and often referred to as “the beauty bible.” The AllureBest of Beauty Awards have been viewed as the most coveted honor in the beauty industry for more than twenty years. Each year, a team of editors and beauty experts vet thousands of products, sending them through a rigorous testing process before selecting the very best products. Just 300 products of the thousands submitted received the honor in 2018.

“Dermatologists have always recommended this product because of its moisturizing formula rich in ceramides and it has been a consumer favorite since its development,” said Derrick Booker, Vice President of Marketing. “Having this new validation from Allure further underscores the product’s efficacy and we are truly appreciative of the tremendous recognition.”

As one of the brand’s most beloved products and a favorite among both dermatologists and consumers alike, CeraVe® Moisturizing Cream is often referred to as a “cult favorite.” Recognized for its formula featuring both ceramides and hyaluronic acid, the product earned the 2018 AllureBest of Beauty Award for its ability to deliver long-lasting hydration. With a noncomedogenic, oil-free and non-irritating formula, the product is suitable for even the most sensitive skin.

CeraVe® offers a full portfolio of advanced skincare products developed by dermatologists that are each powered by an exclusive combination of skin-identical ceramides to help restore and maintain the protective skin barrier. Many CeraVe® products have been deemed cult-favorites by consumers and more than 20 products have been recognized with the seal of acceptance by the National Eczema Association. For more information about CeraVe® visit

About CeraVe®
Founded in 2005 and developed with dermatologists, CeraVe is the first and only brand to offer a complete line of products containing essential ceramides and patented MVE technology to help restore the skin’s natural protective barrier. CeraVe has a full line of skincare products to follow the dermatologist-recommended steps of: cleanse, treat and moisturize. The brand’s mission is to provide therapeutic skincare for all.

About L’Oréal
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 25.8 billion euros in 2016 and employs 89,300 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 3,870 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal’s sustainability commitment for 2020 “Sharing Beauty With All” sets out ambitious sustainable development objectives across the Group’s value chain.


A Practical Gift For Your Hero – Brush Hero

When it comes to holiday shopping, practical gifts always win. I know how difficult it is to find a nice gift for guys. But think about it, if he is a car lover, if he is a pet lover, if he is a camping lover, if he loves taking care of his garden. He will definitely needs cleaning tools. I’d love to introduce Brush Hero, which will be the most practical gift for him.

Brush Hero Starter Set

The one-of-a-kind Brush Hero was designed to be the BEST wheel brush ever. We were delighted to find that Brush Hero works wonders on just about ANY tough mess!

Brush Hero spins with an impressive amount of torque, and works with any standard garden hose. It’s not supposed to spin fast! Slow and steady provides maximum scrubbing power.

BRUSH HERO PRO Water-Powered Cleaning Tool With Water-Saving Trigger Handle

The amazing Brush Hero, now with our heavy duty Flow-Pro water saving trigger handle installed.

Just like the Starter Set, the Brush Hero Pro comes with two interchangeable brush heads – the soft black one for sensitive surfaces, the tough white one for serious muck. No batteries or electricity. No mechanical parts. Just add water!

Brush Hero is the ultimate detailing tool that uses water pressure alone to power its turbine. It can be used year-round and is perfect for:

  • Detailing big items, like cars and tires
  • Quickly cleaning small items, like garden tools
  • Easily cleaning up after outdoor adventures like mountain biking, BBQ or camping

Brush Hero harnesses the power of an ordinary garden hose and our holiday collection comes with an array of custom cleaning accessories.

About Brush Hero:

Officially launched in June of 2015, Brush Hero has already enjoyed significant success and an enthusiastic following. As one customer said:

“Sometimes you get that one item that goes way above and beyond your expectations. Brush Hero has done that for me! I have found my new favorite gift for all my friends and family!”

As car geeks who are also cyclists, we were looking for a cool wheel brush that cleans both cars and bikes gently, without displacing the grease. In Brush Hero, we created so much more. It works on bikes, cars, grills, patios, garden tools, planters, pots…even pets!

  • The Brush Hero spins with impressive torque and is powered by nothing more than the pressure of an ordinary garden hose.
  • It’s not meant to spin fast! Steady, powerful torque gets the job done without spraying the user with water.
  • The standard set comes with two interchangeable brushes – a soft black brush for sensitive surfaces and a tough white brush for serious muck.
  • It’s simple to use and extremely lightweight.
  • The Brush Hero was designed with water conservation in mind and uses 50% of the water used by the hose flowing freely.

Gift For Her – BREVENA’s Day and Night Cream Deliver Healthy Skin

Combating a winter climate and seasonal changes can do damage to skin, leaving it dry, rough, and with a visually aged appearance. There is a proven solution where in clinical studies, 100 percent of users realized an improvement in skin texture/roughness; improvement in skin firmness/elasticity; and overall moisturization of the skin.

Discover the ultimate skin health and wellness with BREVENA Skin care with Macroβ Complex®. This power duo of BREVENA’s Daily Hydration Moisturizer and Restore & Hydrate Overnight Cream rescues overall skin health by improving the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines and wrinkles; improving skin texture, tone and firmness; improving skin hydration; and improving skin luminosity.

BREVENA is a clinical grade skin care line designed to address the needs of normal to sensitive skin types with the utmost care and concern for improved skin health. Macro β Complex® is a powerful, proprietary ingredient effortlessly restores dry, rough, aging and environmentally damaged skin leaving your skin soft, healthy and luminous.

Product Background:

Daily Hydration Moisturizer:  Featuring the Macro β Complex®, this formula locks in moisture while visibly plumping and softening skin, boosting luminosity and bounce.

Size/Price: 2 FL. OZ. / 60 ML (MSRP: $79)

  • Products are dermatologist tested. Fragrance-free, dye-free, and steroid-free.
  • In a clinical study, users of the Daily Hydration Moisturizer realized:
    • 100% showed improvement in skin texture/roughness
    • 100% showed improvement in skin firmness/elasticity
    • 100% showed improvement in moisturization of the skin
    • 90% showed improvement in skin luminosity
    • 97% showed improvement in crow’s feet wrinkle texture

The Restore & Hydrate Overnight Cream: This formula, with Macro β Complex®, hyaluronic acid, shea butter and potent antioxidants works to replenish and infuse the skin with moisture for a visibly softer, smoother complexion by morning.

Size/Price: 2 FL. OZ. / 60 ML (MSRP: $89)

  • In a clinical study, users of The Restore & Hydrate Overnight Cream realized:
    • 100% showed improvement in skin texture/roughness
    • 100% showed improvement in skin firmness/elasticity
    • 100% showed improvement in moisturization of the skin
    • 97% showed improvement in skin luminosity
    • 100% showed improvement in crow’s feet wrinkle texture

Did you know 31.6 Million Americans suffer from some form of eczema (National Eczema Association), and it doesn’t end there! Who hasn’t suffered from some type of skin condition? Whether its itchy dry skin, skin rash, or eczema. Give your skin the TLC it deserves with BREVENA! The secret to BREVENA’s success is in their Macro B Complex®, the same complex utilized by doctors and plastic surgeons for over 20 years to treat traumatized skin. Better yet try them both, packaged together as “The Perfect Pair” and value priced at $159, a $9 savings.

About MACRO B COMPLEX®: This ground-breaking technology begins with oat beta glucan, a powerful botanical element found in the cell wall of an oat. Through BREVENA’s proprietary purification process, oat beta glucan is transformed into the healing powerhouse known as, Macro B Complex®. This technology has been trusted by doctors and plastic surgeons for over 20 years to successfully treat traumatized skin in burn centers nationwide. The unique, cellular friendly properties of Macro B Complex® have proven to accelerate the healing process of the most damaged skin making it the ideal formula to calm sensitive skin, replenish severely dry skin, and soothe irritation.


Bow Wow Labs Launches World’s First Bully Stick Safety Device

Innovator in pet safety products, Bow Wow Labs, solves a problem pet owners have faced for years with the invention of the Bully Buddy. The simple yet effective device prevents pups from choking on the tail-end of a bully stick while easing the minds of worried dog owners. The Bully Buddy pairs with a convenient subscription bully stick program Bow Wow Labs has also rolled out this month and both are available online as the brand’s first offerings in pet safety.

Bully Buddy was created by dog lovers for dog lovers with a mission to keep pets safe, healthy and entertained. As a top-selling dog treat and longtime favorite of dogs and dog owners around the world, bully sticks are easy-to-digest, natural, stimulating and delicious. But as dogs chew the stick down, their risk of choking on the last bit increases. If that little nub gets swallowed whole, a dog can choke or develop an intestinal blockage – both of which are serious medical emergencies. Bully Buddy is designed to grip the end of a bully stick with a secure clamp that, once locked in, won’t allow the small end piece to be swallowed, protecting pets from the risk of choking.

Bow Wow Labs helps customers treat their pets and protect them at the same time. The Easyship subscription program offers hand-selected, premium bully sticks perfectly selected for dogs based on their size and weight. Sourced from grass-fed, free-range cattle, they are available as part of a monthly subscription program to supplement Bully Buddies and are delivered to customers’ doorsteps every 30 days. Bow Wow Labs works to ensure that each custom bully stick is crafted to fit the Bully Buddy and recommends using the products together to support proper function. With this unique program, Bow Wow Labs looks to captivate the pet industry and in doing so, supply dogs across the country with healthy, safe and high-quality treats.

“We really believe in what we are doing and after our amazing Kickstarter campaign, we found that a lot of other people do too,” said Michael London, CEO of Bow Wow Labs. “We created the bully stick program to provide dogs with the highest quality bully sticks possible in the easiest way. We hand select each treat to pair with our Bully Buddies to curate the finest bully sticks with the safest experience for dogs and their owners!”

The Bully Buddy comes with a playful design to encourage engagement, a pet-proof adjustable clamp and collar, durable rubber that’s hard enough to protect but soft enough for dog teeth and gums, and it’s dishwasher safe! The simple-to-use safety apparatus was one of the most successful pet industry campaigns on Kickstarter of all time, and it continues to draw rave reviews from dog owners and experts alike.

“Every year we see dogs that have attempted to ingest the small portion of a bully stick and this can become an emergency procedure,” said Dr. Jerry Moore, DVM. “The Bully Buddy is the best product I’ve seen to prevent bully sticks from becoming a choking hazard.”

Bow Wow Labs launches this week with its custom fitted bully stick program and the Bully Buddy 1 for dogs 10-25 lbs. Both are available to purchase online nationwide at Pre-orders for other sizes of Bully Buddy are also available for dogs under 10 pounds and various sizes of dogs between 25 and 85 pounds which the company anticipates beginning to deliver in the 1st Qtr. of 2019.

For more information on the Bully Buddy and Bow Wow Labs, please visit follow Bow Wow Labs on Instagram and Facebook.



Did you know the artisan sector is the second largest employer in the developing world?  It’s true, and the majority of artisans are women who create handcrafted goods using traditional techniques passed down through generations. Michelle Obama is well known for discovering and supporting up-and-coming designers from a variety of backgrounds and cultural influences and bringing them to prominence. From Taiwanese-Canadian Jason Wu to Finnish Teija Eilola to Nigerian Maki Oh, the former First Lady has placed a number of designers on the world stage and catapulted their careers forward.

Now Marketplace Africa offers fashion-forward style setters everywhere the same opportunity to discover emerging designers from Africa and showcase what may be the next “it” designer.

Africa is home to some of the fastest-growing economies in the world, fueling a $31 billion fashion industry and its ownAfrica Fashion Week. This economic success has given birth to some of the hottest new fashion designers that are little known outside of Africa and waiting to be discovered by American style-setters. Nigerian designer Maki Oh has been worn by celebrities from Rihanna to Beyoncé to Michelle Obama. But many other designers are waiting to be discovered outside of their native countries and now Marketplace Africa makes it easy.

Marketplace Africa, a joint venture between global shipping leader DHL and Africa’s e-commerce leader,  Mall forAfrica, features more than 80 designers and a full range of accessories, as well as men’s fashion and gifts. The partnership takes the complexity and uncertainty out of global online shopping. DHL handles all logistics services for the marketplace, including an exclusive product-verification process prior to shipping, while Mall for Africa’s award-winning, patented e-commerce platform manages Marketplace Africa’s proprietary platform and payment system. So American shoppers have access to the innovative designers and craftspeople across Africa creating stunning, world-class products using both traditional and cutting-edge techniques, while African businesses are able to connect to new markets and new customers.

With Nigeria’s unemployment rate hovering at 14.2% and a staggering 89.5% of the country living in extreme poverty, it’s the female artisans who are making a positive impact on their country’s economy and future.

So this holiday season, why not gift different and buy global?  Choose a Blingshiki, a modern twist on the classic Dashiki, adorned with sparkling embellishments, or grab a pair of colorful Zig sandals.

Look, this is my pick from Marketplace Africa – A lovely hand made purse. It can be a great gift for mom, sisters, friends…  When you purchase authentic African clothing and handicrafts directly from Marketplace Africa, you’re not just buying something beautiful, you’re investing in artisans who weave their rich cultural traditions into soulful creations. Empowering female artisans and boosting their communities is the real beauty of shopping at Marketplace Africa. And that’s a holiday gift that’s priceless.



RAVE Reviews Releases Ranking of Best Mascara

RAVE Reviews, the innovative site that publishes entertaining rankings based on advanced data-driven analysis, has published its ranking of the “Best Mascara,” available at

An easily forgotten about and often misplaced item that is found in almost everyone’s makeup kit is mascara. It’s quickly applied and can be the missing piece for that “look” you’re going for. Not all mascara is created equal though, or for the same purpose.

The makeup industry is flooded with new products. Some claim to be “cruelty free,” but the line is somewhat grey when it comes to international testing and laws, specifically in China. RAVE has waded through reviews, studies, and other resources to compile a list of the best mascara currently available. And despite some claims going around, none of them contain bat poop. Only fish scales! There is a large difference between “Guanine” and “Guano.”

“The makeup industry is massive, with new companies emerging daily. Finding the right product among all the claims and advertising is exhausting. That’s why we did the hard work for you,” said Hillary Miller, Managing Editor for RAVE Reviews.

In determining which mascara to feature, RAVE compared reviews from hundreds of sources across the internet and focused on multiple factors such as base-to-tip curl, visible lift, long-wearing results, and even application.

The full list of featured products includes:

Benefit Cosmetics BADgal BANG! – San Francisco, CA

Dior DiorShow Waterproof Mascara – Paris, France

Lancome High Definicils – Paris, France

Lancome Hypnose Drama – Paris, France

L’Oreal Paris Makeup Voluminous Lash Paradise – New York, NY

L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Original – New York, NY

L’Oreal Voluminous Original – New York, NY

Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume – New York, NY

Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterproof – New York, NY

Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Flared Waterproof Mascara – New York, NY

Milk Makeup KUSH High Volume Mascara – New York, NY

Tarte Maneater Voluptuous Mascara – New York, NY

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara – Irvine, CA

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara – Newport Beach, CA

RAVE Reviews is an authoritative and entertaining guide for consumer goods, entertainment, and travel. It’s not a product review site or a lifestyle magazine. But if those two met on an online dating site, 9 months later, you’d have RAVE Reviews.