Friday, October 11, 2013

Mini break

Just a heads up that I'll probably be a bit MIA over the next few weeks. I'm in the midst of an intense grant review and much of my free time is being consumed by that.

One quick update before I sign off: our Portland Melanoma Walk planning committee just started meeting again. If you live in the Pacific Northwest and you'd like to get involved in any way, send me an email at

Take care!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Review: My Berry Organics Antioxidant Wild Blueberry Moisturizing Face Creme

When Rebecca Webster from My Berry Organics approached me to try one of her antioxidant skin care products, I couldn't resist. I have so much fun trying new things, especially those that are good for your skin. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that are produced by sun exposure and environmental pollutants. I've been seeing antioxidants more and more in skin care products lately. While it's probably better to eat a handful of blueberries than to slather them all over your face, it probably doesn't hurt to add antioxidants to your skin care regimen, too.

My Berry Organics Wild Blueberry Moisturizing Face Creme $39 for 2 oz.
First impression: This lotion smells amazing. Exactly like fresh blueberries, but not in a fake or weird way like some blueberry-scented products (I'm thinking of this shave cream). It's made with fresh fruit, so you can actually see tiny specks of blueberry skin in the lotion. The lotion is relatively light weight, which makes it suitable for day or night. When I use it as a night cream I usually layer it with a serum, though, because my skin is so dry. After using this lotion for two weeks, my only real complaint is that I just wish it came in a jar instead of a bottle! The squeeze bottle design doesn't offer as much control as a jar or a pump, so sometimes I dispensed more of the product than I needed. This is super important to me if I'm spending $20 per ounce on face lotion. Otherwise, I'm really enjoying using this lotion and I appreciate that its owner is spreading awareness about skin cancer.

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Disclaimer: I received this product for free in exchange for providing a review. Opinions contained in this post are my own.