Beauty Army is a monthly subscription service that you pay $10/month for. Every month I get to pick six samples out of nine to receive in a cute little box pictured above.
My first sample I picked was this Mama Mio Zap Cellulite Shrink To Fit Hip&Thigh Cream. Whew. That’s a long name. Anyway, this is the description that drugstore.com gives this product:
Mama Mio Shrink To Fit Cream is a fast-drying serum cream, packed with radically effective ingredients proven in laboratory testing to reduce the appearance of cellulite, water retention and sponginess and restore elasticity to significantly improve the appearance of your skin. ‘Honey, I shrank my hips!’
Need a shrink? Feeling lumpy and bumpy? Little something extra following you around (and we don’t mean your gorgeous toddler!)? Alas, cellulite and excess curve tend to be the less adorable side effects of motherhood! Mama Mio Shrink To Fit is a sink-in-quick serum cream, packed with radically effective ingredients to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, restore elasticity, reduce water retention and sponginess and increase firmness. It is also rich in Adiposlim™, an amazing new ingredient proven in laboratory testing to help prevent new fat cells from forming.
I don’t necessarily have cellulite, but I do have significant amounts of stretch marks from having my daughter 3.5 years ago and I figured why not try it? I thought that I wouldn’t be able to get enough out of this product because its basically like a travel size, but as I have learned a little goes a long way! I have been applying this to my thighs and hips as directed and amazingly, it has reduced the appearance of my stretch marks a little bit, even though its not for that. It’s also made my skin incredibly soft and smells delicious! I don’t know that I would go out and pay $54 for the full size product, but I might splurge for the stretch mark version someday!
This sample is LaROCCA skincare Cellular Gold Hydrating Body Balm with C3G and Aronia Extract. The description on the LaROCCA website says:
CLARIFYING ACNE TREATMENT
50 ml / 1.7 Fl Oz
> Clears up existing blemishes
> Prevents future breakouts
Helps to clear up existing acne pimples and prevent breakouts by penetrating pores and killing acne causing bacteria.
I have to say that I LOVE this product. Seriously. It’s my favorite sample I got and also the smallest. A little bit goes a long way and I still have over half of the packet left over. It’s nice that it doesn’t dry out since the packaging is open. It costs $75 a bottle and I would honestly buy it. I have a feeling a bottle of it would last me a long time. It worked out perfectly. I got my Beauty Army box the same day that I had a breakout. I was so embarrassed and so I decided to try this out. I put it on one night before I went to bed and when I woke up, my face was significantly less red and my one breakout was almost completely gone. It was quite impressive.
What it does:
Cover FX ClearPrep FX is an “anti-shine” primer that reduces lines and pores and is long-lasting and easy to blend. The dermatologist-tested, lightweight gel helps prevent and heal acne blemishes. The Dermaveil-Matte Technology has an Instant Mattifying Effect, while the smoothing veil blurs lines and pores while allowing skin to breathe. It is free of parabens, oils, and fragrances and is perfect for all skin types, especially those with oily tendency and are prone to breakouts.
What else you need to know:
All CoverFx products are gluten-free.