Feb 242012
 

Beeyoutiful is a unique company offering a wide-range of health and beauty products made with all-natural ingredients. Their product line includes many supplements, and their website is very helpful in detailing the various benefits of the supplements. As a member of the Homeschool Crew, I was given the opportunity to review 2 of their products.

BerryWell is an immune system boosting liquid supplement. Its main ingredient is elder berries, which have long been recognized for their immunity boosting properties. I tested this product, along with my husband, and oldest son (13 years old).

I found the taste, though not exactly pleasant, to be ok. It is fruity with a slight vinegar-like taste. My son also liked it ok. My husband found it barely tolerable. I took the product once a day for several days when I was not sick. My son took multiple doses per day of the product after her started feeling cold-like symptoms. My husband took one dose before he started feeling cold symptoms.

To truly evaluate the effectiveness of a product like BerryWell would require large scale epidemiological studies. We obviously could not do this. So I will simply report the what we saw in our use of BerryWell during an outbreak of a cold in our house.

My son who started taking BerryWell after he was feeling sick still had very bad cold symptoms for over 10 days. It is impossible to say if his cold would have been worse if he had not taken BerryWell, but it seems unlikely.

My husband and I both took BerryWell when we were not feeling sick. We were the last 2 in our household of 7 to succumb to this particular cold. We also had the least severe and shortest lasting colds in the family. However, we are the only 2 adults in the family and in general are better about hand-washing, etc. So the best I can say is that BerryWell might have helped reduce our cold symptoms. It did not entirely prevent us from catching a cold in a houseful of sick people.

I also received Beeyoutiful’s new lip B.A.L.M. in peppermint. I tested the lip balm and I really like it. It’s not overly sticky or overly hard. It provided great moisture and protection for my lips. And the best thing about it is that is does not burn. There is another popular brand of lip balms that burns my lips horribly, especially when used on chapped lips.

I confess that when I received lip balm to review, my first thought was “What’s the difference?” But the more I think about it, the more I think it’s important to think about the ingredients that you smear on your lips! Many lip balms are petroleum based. That’s kind of gross to think about putting on your lips!

Both of these products and many more can be purchased from Beeyoutiful’s website.¬†BerryWell sells for $19.00 a bottle and the B.A.L.M. is $3.00 per tube.

Be sure to visit the Homeschool Crew blog to find more reviews of Beeyoutiful’s products. Thank you Beeyoutiful for giving me the opportunity to test your products!

PhotobucketDisclosure: I received these products to review as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not compensated for this review.


By Kristen H.
May 102010
 

I’ve received a lot of fun curriculum products as a member of the Homeschool Crew. And I really like curriculum, but I have to share the curriculum with my children. Beeyoutiful sent us some products just for us, the homeschool moms. (Or any woman, of course.) I know that I spend very little time on my own appearance, and rarely take the time to pamper myself. So it was nice to have an excuse to.

I received the following 2 products from Beeyoutiful. I’ve copied the product descriptions from their website.

Laveshmint Hydrating Toner is the ultimate culmination of clean refreshment. Made with certified organic Aloe Vera, Laveshmint’s astringent properties naturally close the pores after cleansing. Aloe Vera leaves skin hydrated and gently restores proper pH balance. To top this off, we’ve added a unique blend of lavender and peppermint essential oils to cool sunburns, cleanse wounds, and uplift your countenance. With its captivating fragrance, Lavender has sedative and deep relaxational qualities, as well as being renowned for helping all manner of skin irritations. Cool and tingly on your skin, Peppermint essential oil is an incredible aid for acne, dermatitis, fever, headaches, and mental strain. Together, the all-natural ingredients in Laveshmint have manifold functions and endless applications. Just spray it on your skin and feel the cooling refreshment wash over you.

Laveshmint Daily Moisturizer

Laveshmint is Beeyoutiful’s soothing new moisturizer that hydrates and nourishes with the power of pure Aloe Vera. It has the same PH level as distilled water and is perfect for daily use over your entire face and body. It is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin. Aloe has been used for centuries to help repair dry and damaged skin, soothe burns, and relieve irritations. Grapeseed is a light oil which quickly disappears into the skin without leaving a greasy residue, while Coconut oil is known for its skin nourishing and softening qualities.

 

Laveshment is refreshingly scented with pure lavender and peppermint essential oils, creating a cool, tingly sensation on your skin. Lavender gently helps to repair damaged skin and relaxes the nerves, while peppermint leaves you feeling clean, uplifted, and invigorated. Laveshmint is best used after gently cleansing the face and neck and toning with Laveshmint hydrating toner. Although created as a facial moisturizer, Laveshmint feels great on any part of your body, especially tired feet! Just keep it away from eyes and mucous membranes, as peppermint can sting on these areas.

My thoughts:

I liked both of these products. The toner feels refreshing to the skin without leaving it feeling dry or tight. I found it a little difficult to use in a spray bottle for my face, so I usually sprayed it on a cotton ball, and applied it that way. I also sprayed it on a minor sunburn and it soothed the burn. It does have a strong lavender scent. I personally like it, but some people might find it too strong. The moisturizer is very light and not greasy feeling. It also smells very nice. I didn’t find the moisturizer to be as soothing as the toner, but I imagine it would be more so to dry skin.

You can order these products from Beeyoutiful. The toner is $14.00 for a 4 oz. bottle. The moisturizer sells for $12.00 for a 4 oz. jar. You can read more reviews of Beeyoutiful products at the Homeschool Crew Blog.


Disclosure: This product was provided to our family for free as members of the 2009-2010 Old Schoolhouse Magazine Homeschool Crew. Reviews and opinions expressed in this blog are our own.

By Kristen H.