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Sunday Rileys C.E.O Cream – The New Boss

C.E.O is the amazing new cream that has been recently released by the ever amazing Sunday Riley. It is not, however, named C.E.O for being the boss, but for it’s main ingredients, vitamin C and exopolysaccharides. These ingredients help protect skin from pollution and aid in the fight against signs of aging. They also included antioxidants, which together gives us the C.E.O. name. If you are a women who is like me, and thinking more and more about what I can do to keep my skin youthful, then this is a the new cream from you collection. While it may not have been named C.E.O because it’s the boss, in this Mama’s eyes, it is!

Sunday Riley is a brand that focuses on fast results with a long-term payoff.

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You can purchase Sunday Riley’s C.E.O Cream at Sephora

This Mama’s Experience

I have never, I mean never smelled a cream so amazing in my whole life and I have seen a lot of creams that are meant to be for natural anti aging skin care. C.E.O has lime pearl extract, which gives it a fresh and soft scent that lingers only as it is applied. I do not like heavy perfumed creams, but I also dont like ones that smell like the root ingredients either. It’s a fine line really. Sunday Riley really hit the mark with their choice in lime pearl extract. This not only gives the cream the most beautiful scent, but its a key ingredient too. The lime Sunday Riley uses is extracted from the caviar lime. These pearls are a natural source of AHA, which is perfect for skin exfoliation.

The other key ingredients are: Vitamin C, exopolysaccharides and Bisabolol. Here is my easy to understand break down of these ingredients.

Vitamin C – It is clinically proven to promote natural collagen (youthful looking skin/anti aging like quality). It brightens your skin tone in a similar to products such as Glutathione by Quicksilver, provides anti-oxidant support and fights damage caused by UV-B exposure (the sun). There are several types of vitamin c that can be used in manufacturing a cream and Sunday Riley choose the one that is less irritating so keep your skin calm and happy.

Exopolysaccharides – this is found in Kopara deposits located in French Polynesia (in the ground). It protects our skin from the visible effects of pollution exposure bu shielding effect from PM 2.5 (the particles found in smog).

Bisabolol – this is a derivative from Chamomile. It helps calm the look and feel of reactive and sensitive skin. Its often used in baby products because of its soothing effects.

With time I have noticed a shift in my skin. In my 20’s I had a more oily skin that was acne prone. Now, in my 30’s my skin is way dry and much more sensitive. It makes sense that now I need to shift my beauty regime to one that is more nutrient based and one that is rich in moisture. I often have to apply multiple layers of face cream in the mornings after my shower. This is due to my skin require more moisture than it used to. With Sunday Riley’s C.E.O, I only have to apply my cream one time! This means it is really soaking in fully and working instantly. I love how my skin feels after applying a luxurious coat of C.E.O. It quickly absorbs so if I am in a hurry I am able to immediately apply my foundation and make up for the day.

As a mom who is constantly outside, on-the-go and unfortunately aging daily, I know this is the prime time to care for and nurture my skin. As a woman in her mid-30’s I have to be proactive and take extra measures to ensure I keep my youthful and healthy skin. While I don’t strive to be a beauty star, a model or anything more than who I am, I do want to be a good steward to my face and the skin the good Lord gave me. I believe by using this rich in moisture and fully loaded face cream I am doing just that.

As you can read, I have nothing but positive things to say about Sunday Riley’s C.E.O Cream.

Do yourself a favor and pick one up today, and be sure to add it to your Mother’s Day wish list this year.

Yorba Organics

People are precious. What a beautiful and loving company motto. Yorba Organics is the organic skincare line you have been looking for. While many companies may be organic, they fall short in other sections, like green practices or not considering cruelty-free ingredients. Yorba Organics made sure to structure their entire company and development around creating products for adults and children without making any compromises.

They are certificated with the following: Organic Cosmetic, PETA cruelty-free and vegan, PhytoTrade Africa Accredited Partner, and USDA Organic.


Some of my favorite things about Yorba Organics is that they harvest their ingredients in the wild! They are sustainable naturally and don’t require fertilizers or chemicals to regrow once harvested. Better for the earth and better for you. They search the globe high and low, in remote forests and jungles to find the right ingredients for their products. They will not settle for just any old ingredient. They do this to locate high concentrations of beneficial ingredients, and it has paid off.

Their key ingredients are: Aloe Vera, Bamboo, Baobab, Kalahari Melon, Kigelia, Mafura & Marula

This Mama’s Experience


I was able to try out their shampoo, conditioner, face wash, clay wash, moisturizer and body lotion. Here are my thoughts and tips based on my experience.

These are products are really, honest organic. They have a slight tan tint to most of them. At first I thought it had a low amount of foundation in the moisturizer because of the coloring. After talking to a company rep I was told that they do not use any additives to alter the natural colors. The color you see is the true color of the natural ingredients. Pretty cool, huh?! After using it for a while now I can say it will not effect the coloring of your face. It soaks in just like a true moisturizer should. The moisturizer goes way farther than I expected. Typically with organic products I feel like I have to use more to get the results I desire. With moisturizers in the past that are organic I take a nickel size to cover my face & decolletage. With Yorba Organics I was shocked my first time using it. I had squirted out way too much. It was rich, creamy and covered my face and neck with such a small quantity. This is a product that is really high in value based on it’s low price of $16.95.

Use code MAMATHEFOX20 for 20% off an order from their website!

The shampoo and conditioner is made with Marula Oil, “Marula Oil is renowned for its cleansing and refreshing properties. It also provides protection against free radicals and helps to repair the skin. Marula Oil has a pH very close to our skin pH so it is mild and gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive of skins”Yorba’s Website

I loved how the shampoo gave a slight lather, soapy feel that is very hard to achieve in an organic product without SLS (sulfates). The conditioner had no lather or soapy feel, so I used more than I probably need. I like to really feel my hair coated with conditioner as if I am giving it a mask treatment with every use. Their conditioner does not achieve this, but I know that the thick feeling is not needed for it to truly moisturize my hair. The ingredients stand for themselves and you don’t need to use a higher volume to achieve the results you desire. I know this now by how my hair looks and feels after using their shampoo and conditioner set for a while now.

The Exfoliating Clay Wash is such a fun product. This body wash is a creamy scrub with a lovely natural clay color. It goes on smoothly and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. This clay wash features Kalahari Melon Oil. “Kalahari Melon Oil has regenerative properties and helps to restructure skin cell walls. With high levels of essential fatty acids, it also leaves the skin supple and hydrated after use. Along with a high fatty acid content, Kalahari Melon is also rich in oils, protein, carbohydrates, minerals and nutrients that all act to reduce skin stress, hydrate and pH balance skin”Yorba’s Wesbite

Face cleansers can be tricky for me. I use eye makeup and often forget to use eye make remover before washing my face. Past organic face washes that I have tried never come close to taking off my eye makeup. With Yorba Organics I didn’t even consider it to take off my eye makeup, but it did! I mean some days there is some left, but as a whole I am shocked at how well it works. One of the key ingredients in Yorba’s face cleanser is Kigelia. “Kigelia is a clinically proven antibacterial and is known to aid in the natural treatment of very dry skin conditions and Eczema. It is packed with nutrients that aid in the repair of damaged or aging skin. Kigelia is also a highly effective anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredient”Yorba’s Website Being that I am now in my mid 30’s, taking care of my facial skin has a whole new meaning. I mean honestly I blew off caring about my skin until really recently. Knowing that I need to make this skin last and take care of it. I am only getting older and more wrinkles from here on out! LOL! Knowing this takes care of my aging skin really gives me a peace of mind. My friend couldn’t report the same levels of satisfaction so she decided to look into more permanent solutions from professionals at websites similar to thevictoriancosmeticinstitute.com.au. These products don’t work for everyone even if they are fantastic!

Yorba’s entire line is such high quality and it smells so natural and peaceful. You will instantly fall in love with these products and will come back to try out more products, I can assure you, you will be happy.

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