March 10, 2015

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Chantal Eril - Central Coast California

Chantal Eril – San Mateo County, CA

Being a native of France, I have high expectations when it comes to skin care products.  Since moving to the United States almost 20 years ago I have become skeptical of the skin care and cosmetic industry’s dubious practices.  With AspireLIFE products, however, there is a high level of transparency and honesty you don’t see in the current marketplace. 

I first used Aspirelife about a year ago and after reading the ingredients and testing the products, I was pleasantly surprised by what they have to offer.  For instance, I like that they do not include any synthetic fragrances or dyes, no coloring, and no harsh preservatives or stabilizers.  Most importantly, however, they do not contain any petroleum fillers commonly found in many U.S. products. 

AspireLIFE products also feel great on my skin.

Chantal Eril Tango AspireLIFE TestimonialI consider my skin type to be fair and relatively normal.  However, having spent much of my youth on the beach and in the sun I developed dark spots over the years which subsequently lead to the development of basal cell carcinoma on my face and both forearms.  Since then, I have become extremely careful about protecting my skin from the elements.  I believe AspireLIFE’s sunscreen provides my skin with the protection I feel it needs.  It is also great because it is not an oil-based product, which causes my skin to breakout from time to time.  I am so comfortable with the sunscreen’s safe and protective properties so everyone in my family uses it.  An added benefit is that the sunscreen does not have any fragrance and does not leave a chalky residue. 

Over the past year, I have noticed significant improvements in using AspireLIFE’s Brightening Essence, particularly with 
clarifying dark spots and evening my skin tone.  The transformation did not happen overnight; however I am confident in the Brightening Essence’s capabilities because the results are the best I have ever experienced.  I love the Brightening Essence so much I use it on my entire face, not just the troubled areas.  It has dramatically softened my lines around my eyes (crow’s feet) and I feel like my skin has become more resilient.  

 

Chantal Eril, originally from Normandy, France, now lives in the San Mateo County in California.  Chantal is an amazing woman, mother, tango dancer, dress maker, and friend to many who admire her creative spirit, loving compassion, and glowing smile.  Chantal has competed in the US Tango Championships in both the salon and stage categories.  She has also competed in the Argentine Mundial Tango Championships in Buenos Aires in August, 2013.

 

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings a warmth and a richness to life that nothing else can bring. Who, being loved, is poor?
- Oscar Wilde

 

 

February 13, 2015

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J.R. Rouse - Northern California


Twenty years ago I had cancerous basal cell carcinoma removed from the side of my nose. Luckily, the surgeon was able to remove it all without serious repercussions. I regularly have a procedure done to remove these pre-cancerous lesions. The procedure is called Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) for skin cancer.

It consists of applying a special cream to my face that is absorbed by skin cells and makes the skin sensitive to light. When my face is then exposed to a special blue light, the cancer cells are destroyed.

This procedure leaves my facial skin seriously inflamed and irritated. It can remove up to 3 layers of skin. I had this procedure done recently; afterwards, my face needed lots of safe hydration and nourishment to bring it back to a healthy condition and appearance.

After the recent PDT, I used AspireLIFE’s Essential Essence and Complete Sunscreen and they helped tremendously in moisturizing and rejuvenating my skin. They especially helped to tone the redness down and soothe my skin. AspireLIFE products don’t have harmful or irritating ingredients. Instead, they contain effective ingredients that are very nourishing. As a result, I feel very confident in using AspireLIFE on my sensitive skin, even after undergoing a harsh and intrusive procedure such as PDT.

I use three AspireLIFE products daily. I use the Gentle Foaming Cleanser at least once a day to cleanse my face. I use the Complete Sunscreen in the morning to protect and moisturize my face. I try and keep these two products in my gym bag to use after my morning workouts. The Complete Sunscreen lasts all day. It gives all the moisturizing that my facial skin needs. After applying it, I don’t feel that I need to use another product. When I forget the Complete Sunscreen, I go home and apply it. I don’t trust what’s in other products. I love the feel of the Complete Sunscreen, it’s so light and luxurious to the skin. It doesn’t leave a heavy, thick Crisco feel after application. The guys at the gym can’t believe that an SPF 50 can be a serum that’s so light and quick-absorbing.

I use the Essential Essence, which is also a serum, in the evening to moisturize and nourish my skin. I like that it’s very light but highly moisturizing. A little bit will spread over a large area. Typically, I use about 5 pumps of the Essential Essence to cover my face and neck area. Sometimes, when my face is feeling especially dry, I may use the Essential Essence twice in one day.

These 3 products are all I need for complete skin care. I like that it’s very simple and affordable. Because the products are so light and non-greasy and easy to use, I end up using them with regularity. I’ve been using AspireLIFE for about 3 months now. I can see the difference in terms of a more youthful skin appearance, good skin tone, and a healthy skin expression.
 - JR Rouse

J.R. Rouse brings a very high level of customer and personal service to real estate on the Monterey Peninsula. He credits his success in real estate to hard work, strong spiritual grounding, and a commitment to discipline, which keeps him focused on the needs of his clients. JR joined Sotheby’s International Realty in January, 2014 in Pacific Grove. He has served on the Monterey County Board of Realtors as Director in 2002, Secretary/Treasurer in 2003, President Elect in 2004, President in 2005 and outgoing President in 2006. J.R. was honored by the Pacific Grove Chamber of Commerce as Entrepreneur of the Year, shortly after he opened his own real estate business in Pacific Grove in 2005. J.R. has served as a director of MLS Listings Inc. and on various committees including the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee for C.A.R., the California Association of Realtors, and was the committee’s Vice-Chair in his final year there. J.R. often says, “What you can believe you can achieve”.

JR’s office is located at Sotheby's International Realty, 574 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 (831) 277-3464

December 01, 2014

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Serena Wong - Northern CA

"It's been almost 2 months since I started using your anti aging products and I am beginning to notice some positive effects.

It has been quite a challenge since the early 1990's when I became committed to natural/organic skincare to find really good natural products. Back then, the 2 brands I selected to use were Sunrider, a direct marketing company of herbal supplements for nutritional care & Miessence for skincare. I selected these brands because of the philosophy that postulated the body has it's own natural way of rejuvenation but environmental pollutants & over processed foods stimulated free radicals that advanced the aging process & interfered with the body's natural rejuvenation to a point where we all need supplements to reinforce our health regimen. However, over the years, these two brands became too profit oriented & expensive for me. Thankfully, the trend of natural/organic products was growing & I experimented with many different brands of skincare products over the last 24 years. Because of my commitment to natural skincare, I must say my complexion has always been clear, with few facial wrinkles. I think, though, that what I have been really searching for is a line of skincare products whereby the company shared a similar philosophy as mine about natural beauty & rejuvenation. I was excited when Terri shared your product line with me knowing how I felt that a product is only as good as the intention of the maker.

I believe that the mission statement for your product line focuses on that age old tradition of natural beauty & wellness. Continual daily use of your cleanser, Essential Essence & daytime sunscreen lotion have improved my skin tone promoting a natural silky sheen & feel on my face. While there is a hint of scent to these products, I consider them fragrant free.

The cleanser is very subtle, non abrasive. What little make-up I wear is removed with this cleanser. The cleanser foam lends itself to a nice gentle facial massage.

The Essential Essence has a light creamy texture that is quickly absorbed by the skin.The sunscreen lotion is light, not sticky to the touch & a very small amount is needed to cover my entire face and neck area. I do notice though that I must be reaching the end of the bottle because the lotion becomes a bit runnier in texture. But this does not affect the quality of the lotion's effectiveness.

I look forward to continuing my skincare regimen with your product line. Thank you for your outlook that balances the physicality of skincare development with the spirituality of wellness."

November 25, 2014

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Mayumi Fujio - Northern CA

Mayumi in Patogonia, Argentina

"I have very sensitive skin. For many years, I’ve suffered with eczema. My skin is subject to break-outs, irritation, and rash. In the past, many skin care products that contain harsh ingredients have hurt my skin and complexion. Therefore, there are not many skin care products that I’m comfortable using.

AspireLIFE skin care products are different. They do not harm or irritate my sensitive skin. When I apply the Essential Essence, it moisturizes and nourishes my skin with a soothing effect.

I went to the Canadian Rockies and I took AspireLIFE’s Complete Sunscreen with me. It is the only sunscreen that my skin can tolerate.

AspireLIFE creates high quality and affordable skin care products that work, that are safe, and not harmful…"

Mayumi Fujio, CA

Mayumi is a gifted woman in many ways: she works and devotes her life to conservationist and environmental causes, travels the world for cultural enrichment and expansion, teaches and organizes Argentine Tango events in the City, and loves people, the tango, hiking and forays into nature. Watch her tango at: