Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lady Soma Skincare Review & Giveaway


Lady Soma, the makers of all natural women's probiotic supplements and skincare, recently sent me a selection of skincare products to review.

As much as possible, I prefer to use natural and organic products for my home, food and skin. I started on this path more than a decade ago. Like many moms, my concerns about our exposure to chemicals intensified when I became pregnant and had children.

None of Lady Soma’s products contain sulfates, parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicone, synthetic fragrances or dyes. The company’s ingredients are grown bio-dynamically and organically or ethically wild-harvested. They use natural botanical preservatives with appropriate packaging to keep products fresh.


Antioxidant Berry Masque


I have to say that this masque smells heavenly. I spent a good while just sniffing it after I unwrapped the package. It smells natural and fruity, like something you whipped up yourself in your kitchen. Lady Soma says the masque contains antioxidant berries, Vitamins A, C, and E, and glycolic and alpha lipoic acids for a “microdermabrasion-like effect.” The website notes that, “The masque is maximum strength and should be used to reveal a fresh new layer, similar to a chemical peel.”


There is a small grain in the product, enough for a pleasant exfoliating effect. I found that the mask caused a stinging sensation the first time I put it on my face. It also left my skin feeling tight for maybe 20 minutes after I washed it off. If you have extremely sensitive skin, you might want to try this masque on a small area of your skin first. I can see that it likely does meet the goal of eliminating dead skin cells, because my skin feels smoother and softer since I began using it. I would caution against using it too frequently, though. I was over-eager and used it two days in a row, resulting in some temporary redness on my forehead.


Renewal Serum


Lady Soma’s Renewal Serum is intended to repair damaged skin by stimulating the development of new skin cells using Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin A. The company says that it "diminishes the appearances of lines, minor scars, age spots, and sun damage for fresh looking skin.”

Since I have just begun using it recently, I can’t speak to its effect on wrinkles. All I can say is that it penetrates quickly and left my skin feeling soft and smooth. I think it will be helpful as the days become colder and the furnace is on full-time. I have suffered from dry, scaly winter skin in the past, and I would like to avoid it this year!


Skin & Nail Treatment


The Skin & Nail Treatment is intended to enhance nails for a shiny appearance and create healthy looking cuticles. My little girl has the same weak nails and jagged cuticles that I have. So, we had fun using this moisturizer together. I pampered her with a mini hand massage using this cream, which has a light cocoa butter fragrance. My daughter said that it smells like vanilla. The cream absorbs quickly and leaves your hands nice and soft. With regular use, I think it will help the condition of our cuticles too.


Lady Mint Tingle Lip Balm


I cannot go a day without lip balm, so I was happy to get this lovely mint balm from Lady Soma. It has a gentle minty taste and a slight tingle. It also contains antioxidants to keep lips soft.


Antioxidant Berry Masque Giveaway


And now for the fun part! One lucky Woman in Real Life reader will win an Antioxidant Berry Masque from Lady Soma. It sells for $32.99 on their website.

Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.

Visit Lady Soma at www.ladysoma.com or on Facebook or Twitter.



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105 comments:

  1. Yay! How fantastic-- what a great review-- most excited to enter the contest!

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  2. My first time entering a contest via Rafflecopter-hope I'm lucky!

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  3. The mask sounds great, I'm sure it would make a great gift :)

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  4. These look like really nice products! It's so good to find ones that are as natural as can be.

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  5. Stephanie GanshertOctober 29, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    Would love to try these!

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  6. That berry masque sounds amazing! Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  7. These products sound wonderful for our skin! It would be fun try!

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  8. Thank you hosting this giveaway.

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  9. Will have to check these out - thanks for the info!

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  10. I try to use organic/all-natural products as much as possible, too. Great giveaway!

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  11. Yes! I'm so excited!
    Lady Soma sounds wonderful ;)

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  12. Have never heard of this amazing product, but hope to be able to try it.

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  13. I love trying new beauty products as a way of self-care. Thanks for offering this product in a giveaway!

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  14. I'd love to win this! Thanks for the chance!!

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  15. These sound like great products! I would be especially interested in trying the Renewal Serum. My skin, especially in the colder months, seems so dull. I would like to try this and see if it helps!

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  16. This would be awesome. I tend to ignore my skin for the most part and just wash it every day without using fancy creams... ;)

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  17. I like that it has a “microdermabrasion-like effect.”

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  18. I giggled in a most-friendly way at your experiment with using the masque two days in a row :). This stuff sounds great! I generally use Burt's Bees anti-aging products, and this sounds similar.

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  19. Hope I win... These look great!

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  20. Hey Joann, this looks like an excellent give-away!!! The products sound wonderful! Mint balm? Yes, please! :)

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  21. I suffer from eczema which usually results in dry flaky skin on my face. I've been looking for something that has some really great exfoliating qualities to help during the winter. I'd love to try this masque and see if it works. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  22. These products look great!

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  23. Would love to win!
    heatherc191@gmail.com

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  24. I've always wanted to try products like this, now's my chance!! =D Thanks

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  25. This looks really good for your skin

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  26. I love using masks! I'd love to win this one to try!

    brendapenton(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  27. This mask sounds great! Thanks for tye chance to win

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway, Id like to try the chapstick, we all have dry lips but not enough chapstick.
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  29. I would love to try the masque and balm. Thanks for this giveaway.

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway- would love to try the balm

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  31. This sounds wonderful.

    Rita at Cashel1916@yahoo.com

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  32. I'd love to try this mask! It sounds like the perfect product to reveal more radiant skin.

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway, love the blog!
    schramerm(at)gmail(dot)com

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  34. I would love to try this.

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  35. I would love to use this product, thank you for the chance.

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  36. thanx for the giveaway i hope i get it

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  37. This sounds like it would smell wonderful!

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  38. I'm always eager to find new skin products that have ingredients I don't have to worry about.

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  39. Sounds like a great product

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  40. I would love to try this. Thanks for the giveaway!
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

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  41. I would love to try this product!

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  42. Great review, I'd love to try these products!

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  43. I love organic skin care as well!

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  44. I love products that also exfoliate - and thanks for the heads up on using sparingly if you have sensitive skin!
    Gigi

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  45. The berry mask sounds amazing. great giveaway

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  46. Would love to try these products

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  47. I cant wait to try some of these products!

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  48. wow what a great giveaway...anyone that wins this is lucky!! i love anything to do with my face like mosturizers and cleansers.... ANYTHING!!

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  49. wow what a great giveaway...anyone that wins this is lucky!! i love anything to do with my face like mosturizers and cleansers.... ANYTHING!!

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  50. I'd love to try this out! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love face masks.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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  52. Great Giveaway! I want to try this mask so bad!

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  53. They look like great products!

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  54. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway! I have my fingers crossed :)
    nurse_mommy(at)live(dot)com

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  55. Thank you for the giveaway! I would love to try the Antioxidant Berry Masque

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  56. Would love o try this

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  57. This set looks refreshing and I'd love to try it!

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  58. I would love to try the mask!

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  59. This looks like a great product; I'd love to check this out!

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  60. I love trying new products, would love to win.

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  61. The products look amazing!! Would love to try it.

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  62. I would love to try this mask. Thanks for the giveaway!

    alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  63. Would love to win for myself :D
    jenyasha87 at hotmail dot com

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  64. i'd love to win these skin care products.. anything to help this aging face!

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  65. Always interested in using things that are organically done

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  66. Always interested in using things that are organically done

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  67. I would love to try these products they sound wonderful.

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  68. The mint tingle lip balm sounds delish

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  69. I've never used face masks til this fall, and I LOVE the way it feels on my skin. Great giveaway--would love to try these products!

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  70. Would love to try this!!

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  71. I love the lip balm

    ltlbit1@hotmail dot com

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  72. Looks wonderful! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  73. Have not heard of this brand before. I would be interested in trying it!

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