When travelers are on the road in unfamiliar and even exotic locales, there's a desire to go back to pure, organic ingredients for skin care . . . quality without being exotic on your face! That's why I was happy to be hosted to experience samples of Tammy Fender skincare.
The company has a real back to basics philosophy, but in an upscale, celeb-fave format. Here's their mission:
100% botanical formulas are crafted to enrich, purify and protect skin. The results are deeply healing, ultra-nourishing, all-natural blends that work on the cellular level to bring skin into perfect balance.
The flowers and plants used to create our formulas are organic, food-grade ingredients that are simply bursting with Pure Living Energy® – the life force that emanates throughout nature and permeates our being. We recognize that the skin is our largest living organ, and that what we put onto our skin is just as important as the food we eat in restoring the body's harmony and vitality, and in allowing the "chi" energy that connects us to all living things to flow.
100% Botanical – living formulations created from the energy of the Earth
Certified Organic herbal infusions
Certified Organic plant oils, beneficial vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids
Natural food supplements – offering complete support & nourishment to the skin
Therapeutic grade pure essential oils – the life force of the plant or flower
Energetically balanced formulations to assist optimal health and vitality of the skin
High concentrations of naturally active ingredients
Synergistically blended formulations to promote health & healing of the skin
Products that are cruelty-free and never tested on animals
Glass packaging that is 100% recyclable
Ingredients that are sustainably harvested from the wild or grown in ways that yield the best crop with the least environmental harm
Due to the high concentrations of natural active ingredients, Tammy Fender products are housed in amber glass to preserve the integrity and freshness of the products, and utilize a food grade preservative system which ensures the products stay most potent within the first 90 days after opening. Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care never formulates with parabens, mineral oils, petrochemicals, synthetic emulsifiers, toxic preservatives, artificial color or fragrance.
A lot of people don't know that skin works to repair itself, but in doing so, lots of cells accumulate and pile up, mini scabs. You have to exfoliate to keep your skin clear and receptive to treatments. Epi-Peel is an "award-winning facial-in-a-jar". Beneficial for: Dry / Dehydrated, Oily / Overactive, Congested / Acne, Mature / Aging... It's a thicker, oatmeal-like texture with a bit of delicate grit that you leave on for 5 minutes. It left my complexion smoother, with a rosy glow. It has spearmint, rosemary and lemongrass.
You know if you have problems with capillaries or you don't. If you sat in on a reunion of my mom's side of the family, you'd buy Capillary Strengthening Blend, beneficial for: Sensitive, Cuprous / Redness by the gallon. It's a rich, oil texture, designed for use am and pm. I would suggest that if you are using in the am -- especially if you are applying makeup on top -- lightly blend in with a cool, damp sponge and blot with blotting papers. It has fatty acids and chamomile, neroli, rose and carrot seed.
Spontaneous Recovery Creme is praised as the "most powerful product ever put on the skin," and a cream that "will transform the health of your skin in a single application." Beneficial for: Dry / Dehydrated, Damaged / Post Healing. It's a real, instant thirst quencher. When you are post healing (sunburn, burn, surgery), you want creamy and not stinging. This is a very rich cream . . . but even if you don't wish to apply it to your face, your drier throat will love it! It has rose hip, helichrysum, lavender and matricaria.
Rose Geranium and Tangerine Body Lotion is said to have "The nourishing power of a crème with the delicacy of a lotion offering total beauty and luxury in a bottle." It's got an exotic incense scent, a thinner lotion consistency with a bit of a light oil base.
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