Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Skin Free Skincare Review and Giveaway!




"All products distributed by Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio™ are designed and formulated by owner and practicing pharmacist, Julie Hilton, who has over 30 years experience in compounding and natural skin care. “I started the Studio in 2000 when my husband and I moved to the Blue Ridge of Virginia. Our friends were calling us “gypsies”, so the name evolved naturally.”
“Working in a typical retail pharmacy setting, I was constantly frustrated when asked to recommend products for patients with difficult skin problems, especially those with fragrance allergies. I recognized a void in the market and knew that I could offer effective and affordable products to fill it. Atopic dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis are life-long conditions and need to be addressed for the long term. Patients with diabetes or renal disease, pregnant women, babies, the elderly, and patients treated with radiation therapy can all benefit from quality natural products. Even people who just have dry, sensitive skin can appreciate wholesome natural skincare products.”
“Since I personally suffer from chronic allergies and eczema, I understand that it is very important for people with these conditions to maintain the integrity of their skin and reduce their exposure to antigens to help prevent acute outbreaks. These diseases can be quite debilitating and cause increase depression, work loss, and pain."
Naturally occurring vegetable oils and butters contain indigenous nutrients, antioxidants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), and antibacterial agents that petroleum-based oils just don’t have. Natural oils absorb into the skin and do not feel greasy. They also come from replenishable sources, which is a great environmental concern.
"I hope that SkinFree™ products will become widely used and be truly helpful to the ever increasing patient population who need products such as these."

I was sent the Skin Renewal System for review, which comes with the Sweet & Smooth Sugar Scrub and Whipped Tamanu Body Butter.  I love the scrub! I use it a couple times a week, and it leaves my skin so much softer!  And the body butter is great for using after the shower every morning.  My hands and elbows dry out very easily, and it's nice to just use this product every morning and not have to be using lotion several times throughout the day.

Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio/Skin Free also sells liquid soap, facial care products, and baby skincare products.

Blue Ridge Gypsy Studio/Skin Free is offering a $30.00 virtual gift card to one of my readers!!


Mandatory Entry

Go to Skin Free and tell me a product you'd like to get if you won!


Bonus Entries:

2 entries-Become (or be) a public follower of Hope's Cafe. Leave 2 comments.

1 entry-Follow me (
Pilgrim86) on Twitter. Leave a comment with your Twitter name.

1 entry-Tweet this giveaway. This may be done once daily. Leave a comment with a link to your Tweet.

1 entry-Enter another of my giveaways. Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter.

3 entries-Blog about this giveaway. Leave 3 comments with a link to your post.


This giveaway ends Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. Please leave a valid email address in each comment, as this is how the winner will be notified. Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Disclaimer:I received product for the purpose of review. All thoughts and opinions are mine. All quotes taken from the Skin Free website.



89 comments:

  1. I want to try the After Shower Moisture Spritz jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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  12. Visited Skin Free and would love to try the Sweet & Smooth Sugar Scrub!

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  16. I would like to try the Lite Moisture for Blemish Prone Skin.

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  17. I'd pick the after shower moisture spritz!
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  20. I would get the Niaouli Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin
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  26. I'd buy the daytime light moisturizer.

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  32. I would love to try the Niaouli Scrub for my extremely irritable and blemish prone skin.

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  33. I follow you on Google Friend Connect (Jennifer Mo). 1/2

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  37. I would get the After Shower Moisture Spritz.

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  38. I would love to try out the Sweet & Smooth Sugar Scrub. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail

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  43. I entered your Bolthouse Farms giveaway.

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  46. The Green Clay Mask for blemish prone skin sounds great!
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  57. I'd like to try the Lite Moisture Cream for Daily Use.

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  60. oooooooo Sweet & Smooth Sugar Scrub™ for sure!!!
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  66. I would get the Eczema Relief Kit!
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  67. I would get the corrective face nectar

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  76. I would love to try the Acai Scrub for Sparkling Skin!

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