June Jacobs Spa Holiday Harvest Collection + Giveaway

Based on the comments on this post, you guys are really dealing with dry skin this winter. And we totally feel your pain. It’s a rough combo with the cold temps on the outside and the dry forced heat inside. Our friends at June Jacobs Spa must have been listening, because they are giving Product Girl readers the chance to win one of three Holiday Harvest Collection sets!

June Jacobs makes one of my absolute favorite masks (see our review) and we are totally loving the festive feel of the Harvest Collection. Here’s what’s included:

June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque ($78)
The smell of autumn harvest (yum!). The brand’s bestselling facial masque, this spicy, detoxifying masque contains a powerful pumpkin enzyme to digest dead surface cells stimulating cellular turnover and improving skin’s tone and texture

June Jacobs Cranberry Body Balm ($50)
A luxurious body balm with a delicate bouquet of cranberry blends and hydrating shea butter with nourishing oils of squalane, sunflower, jojoba, and sesame to replenish lost moisture to skin.

June Jacobs Peppermint Hand & Foot Therapy ($40)
Peppermint is the scent du jour. This energizing hand and foot cream works to hydrate, rejuvenate and revive tired hands and feet. A perfect treat after a long day of shopping or a long night of wrapping gifts.

To win*, visit June Jacobs Spa Collection on Facebook and like the page (if you’re not already a fan). Then, leave a comment on this post telling us which item you’re most excited to try! We’ll select three winners on Sunday, December 18.

Good luck!

*U.S. Residents only!

**This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winners: Monique, Cindy and Brianna!

Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

Just when you thought you did enough damage to the wallet on Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals start rolling in! The sheer volume of sales and promotions is straight up overwhelming, but there are some fabulous buys to be made. Here are the deals that caught our eye.

Amika is offering a special Cyber Monday deal to its Facebook fans — a whopping 40% off! Amika stylers are AMAZING, as is their Oil Treatment (see our review here). This deal does not come around very often, so this is one to act on a.s.a.p. Visit Amika on Facebook and become a fan to access the promo code.

June Jacobs is offering 40% off all products through Monday, November 28. I’m totally eyeing up the new Perfect Pumpkin Enzyme Polish, and its powerhouse list of ingredients. Another must have? The Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque – check out our review on this Beauty VIP.

This one is technically not a Cyber Monday special, but it’s too good not to include. By Elizabeth Dehn‘s The Serum is buy one get one half off through Sunday, November 27. This fits beautifully with the “one for you, one for me” mentality that I am guilty of when holiday shopping! But, seriously, The Serum is heavenly. The gift of healthy, glowing skin is something every woman wants in her stocking, no?

Josie Maran is offering 25% off through end of day Monday, November 28 with code giveback at checkout. Plus, free shipping on orders of $25. I love to give the travel sized Argan Oil as a gift, so will be stocking up!

It’s baaack! Stila‘s cyber Warehouse Sale is coming, beginning Monday, November 28 through Friday, December 2. Our advice, check it out early to take advantage of the best deals. Prices will be up to 80% off.

Kate Somerville is offering 30% off with promo code HOLIDAY2011 through Monday, November 28. Obviously, you need to pick up some Exfolikate. Another Product Girl fave is Kate’s Cytocell Dermal Energizing Treatment, which is a crazy effective innovation!

Happy shopping!

Beauty VIP of the Week: June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque

Historically, I’ve had normal to oily combination skin. But I’ve noticed now that I’m approaching my third decade, my skin is changing. It’s moving towards normal to dry, and for the most part, I ain’t mad about it. This shift comes with its own set of needs, and it’s very apparent when I make the wrong decision with skin care. This week I tested out a new cleanser that’s meant for oily to combination skin, and it left me with the worst dry patches around my noise. It stripped my skin completely, and I couldn’t shake the scaly feeling even after moisturizing. Enter this week’s Beauty VIP, June Jacobs Intensive Age Defying Hydrating Masque.

This masque is no joke. It completely eliminated those dry patches and provided my skin with the most intense blast of hydration. The tiniest bit goes a long way, which is great, considering the $80 price tag. The intense moisturizing properties are matched with a potent combination of anti-aging ingredients to smooth fine lines and increase collagen and proteins in the skin. There’s white, red and green extracts coupled with goji berry, pomegranate and grapefruit extracts to help neutralize signs of premature aging, which if you go outside at all, are everywhere in the form of free radicals floating around in the environment.

A few more ingredients to boast about are sweet almond oil, rich in fatty acids and vitamins A and E, and something called Konjac Mannan, which comes from the root of a tree that grows in Africa and Asia. While the ingredient doesn’t have name recognition, its effects are obvious on the skin.  It acts as a humectant to maintain moisture and helps create volume in the skin’s appearance.

Another perk? You can reap the effects of this masque overnight by applying it in a thin layer. It will perform like a balm so it doesn’t make a mess on your pillow. I tried this and woke up with plump, healthy-looking skin. Amazing! I sense a weekly winter skincare ritual coming on…

Check out the deets on June Jacobs master masque here.