I first heard about Tammy Fender on goop. I know the benefits of regularly exfoliating my body, you guys know I like my skin brushing, but I’d never given much thought to my face beyond the use of a face cloth. I think early years with St. Ives Apricot facial scrub tainted my idea of how I should be exfoliating neck and up. After reading about the benefits, the absence of the major beauty no-no’s and the hundreds of comments that tout this Epi Peel as a “miracle worker”, I was up for giving facial exfoliation another go.
Tammy Fender Epi Peel – The product itself is tiny, the diameter of the container is about silver dollar size and the price tag is fairly hefty at $80.00 for 1.9 oz. After washing my face, once a week, I reach for this tiny package and begin my gentle “wax on wax off” action. The directions are to gently massage with damp fingers and then leave on for 5 minutes. This kind of thing is usually a breaker for me, I don’t want to sit around with white bumpy things all over my face for 1 minute let alone 5, but the words “miracle worker” roll back through my brain and there I sit letting the Epi Peel due it’s thing.
The result is truly impressive, I get that “just had a facial” glow after using. Even after 2 months of regular weekly use I can still tell a difference on the days I use this product. I’ll even dip in to this stuff twice in a week if date night is on the calendar. Final answer – even with the price tag, I’ll buy this again.
Spent some lovely time this weekend perusing this blog, the beauty of it is by Katey Denno, a NYC celebrity Make-up artist with a yen for all things natural. I was particularly fascinated by this posting since cold and flu season is right around the corner and I especially appreciated her disclaimer about coconut oil. I have a few friends who are repelled by all things coconut and couldn’t agree more with Katey who says,
“Not everyone will like coconut oil. I firmly believe that if your body tells you it’s not for you by making you feel turned off by the smell, or if you feel sick to your stomach when you ingest it, perhaps try another brand, and if you get the same response, listen to your body and pick up an extra virgin, organic olive oil instead. It’s always best to listen to your body!”
THAT said, if you ARE into getting coco-nutty, I’ve been adding coconut oil to my smoothies lately and HOLY COW it’s like a whole new plane of yumminess, here’s my latest coconut dream, makes enough for 2:
2 cups Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
1 cup frozen mango
1 tbs gently melted coconut oil
1 scoop Vega (Vanilla Chai)
1 sprinkle stevia (probably 1/4 tsp)
Put everything in a blender EXCEPT the coconut oil, give it a whirl, when the frozen mango seems incorporated – pour in the coconut oil while blending. You are done. Pour into glasses and enjoy!