Tuesday, August 7, 2018

LimeLife by Alcone Palooza 2018

I went to my first LimeLife by Alcone yearly convention, aka, Palooza. This years theme was "Under One Sun" because the company is going global we had beauty guides in attendance from USA, Canada, and the UK, and France (as we will be opening up there soon).

It was a long weekend of learning, collaborating, partying, socializing, and talking with so many people. It truly is a unique company in that collaboration over competition is encouraged and expected. There is not that cattiness one would expect with a group of 2,000+ women together. 

I joined LimeLife by Alcone in the end of September 2017. Having never truly worked in a network marketing or multi-level marketing company before I really did not know what to expect. I knew I wanted to try the skincare and professional grade makeup. I wanted to have access to the same makeup that was used by celebrities and their makeup artists, the same makeup that is used in the entertainment industry, on broadway, on tv personalities. I had tried so many different makeup and skincare lines starting with drugstore brands in my teens to high end boutiques. Nothing really could touch and cover up the acne marks that I was plagued with in my 30s and 40s. I didn't have high hopes. The first time I tried what I came to learn was "world famous foundation" I. was. blown. away. Not only did the concealer and foundation cover my marks and even out my skin tone, it stayed on all day and didn't look I had caked on a full face of makeup. It was magical.

From the foundation and concealer, to their lipsticks, glosses, blushes, and eyeshadows... not one disappointment. Truly remarkable. I am in awe and now know how celebrities always look so flawless on the red carpet. The right tools, the right products for the job truly make all the difference in the world. If you want to find and use skincare and makeup that and never have to look anywhere else... THIS.IS.IT.  There's no need to throw your money away on anything else. You will use all of this line to the last itty-bitty drop. I have never been able to say that before with any company. 

Run, don't walk. Run!! If you want to try first, I still highly suggest buying the starter kit! For $169 (+ tax) will get you over $350 worth of skincare and makeup products to truly get a sense of the quality of the products. You will not be disappointed. If you are still in love (and you will be), you can continue to buy the products at wholesale cost to you. You can even share it with your friends, families, strangers, everybody and make money while doing it. You can get your friends to do the same and can then head on over to our yearly conference, "Palooza", and meet up with and hang out and learn with your friends and make new ones. There really is no downside to this gig. You can make it what you want for yourself. Part-time, a hobby, full-time career. There's room for everyone! If you're interested in grabbing a seat on this rocket ship head on over to www.limelifebyalcone.com/rosanissenbaum to sign up. You can also visit me on my www.facebook.com/rosaslimelife/ or instagram page @rosaslimelife and message me. I'd love to help you!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Dry or Dehydrated Skin? What's the difference?

Pretty often the words moisturize and hydrate are used interchangeably when it comes to 
skin care. However, they mean two completely different things and why some people 
moisturize like crazy and still feel and look dry. It is important to distinguish between
the two so they can be treated properly.


Generally, dry skin is considered a skin type and means lack of oil being produced in the
skin. This skin type is characterized by smaller pores, parched skin and may have flakey 
patches. As we age our skin becomes dryer as we produce less oil. The use of topical skin
products like prescription Retin-A or acne medications may also contribute to a lack of oil
in the skin.


When the skin lacks water it is considered to be dehydrated. This is a skin condition that
any skin type can have including the oiliest. It is most characterized by tightness, but also
may be itchy or sensitive. Often fine lines and wrinkles may be accentuated and makeup
may settle into those lines making the skin look older than it really is. You simply may just 
be dehydrated!

If you have ever noticed your skin feeling shiny and oily, but tight at the same time this is 
a clear indicator that your skin is dehydrated and lacking water. 

Causes that contribute to the dehydration of the skin are many environment factors such
as lack of humidity in the air, flying on an airplane, hormones, steam rooms, overly
stripping skin care products like many cleansers and overly exfoliating products.


Moisturizing products make the skin feel softer and smoother. The function of moisturizer
is to form a protective barrier on the skin preventing moisture loss. These types of products 
contain emollient ingredients such as pomifera oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil, hemp seed oil, 
rose hip oil to name a few. These ingredients essentially coat the skin to trap hydration in as well as provide nourishing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
This means if your skin is truly dehydrated and needs hydration, applying moisturizer 
really won't hydrate your skin much if at all. You first need water soluble humectant 
ingredients to lock in.


Skin care products that hydrate the skin contain water soluble humectant ingredients. They 
work by attracting water molecules to the skin like a magnet. Some of these ingredients 
include vegetable glycerin, sorbitol and my personal favorite hyaluronic acid. By far 
the gold standard in hydrating ingredients is hyaluronic acid. This ingredient our bodies 
naturally produce to lubricate our joints and holds 1000 times its weight in water! This tiny molecule will also take a crinkled skin cell, plump it and make it nice and round smoothing 
fine lines.


A common myth is drinking water will hydrate the skin. This is actually FALSE! Only 1% 
of what you ingest actually reaches the layers of the skin. This means when you drink water 
it has to pass through your entire digestive tract which is pretty hostile and acidic, excretory 
organs and muscle tissue. The process is too quick and you'll urinate it out before it ever 
reaches the skin. 

The myth comes from people seeing a difference in the skin after drinking a good amount of 
water for a period of time. Well, you have your kidneys to thank for flushing out all those 
toxins making the skin appear better. However, it does not actually lubricate the skin and 
topical application of products is the best most effective way to do so.

Here are my favorite clean hydrating products that have water attracting ingredients!
LimeLife by Alcone products - They have everything from cleansers, serums (boosters), and moisturizers.

shop and browse my website: www.limelifebyalcone.com/rosanissenbaum

Monday, November 13, 2017

The holidays are fast approaching! Do you have someone on your list? A family member, a teen, a coworker, a secret santa party? An athlete, the guy in your life? We have something for everyone on your list. Perfect stocking stuffer gifts, the 8 days of hanukkah gifts, you name it I'm sure we have it. Natural skincare, no harmful chemicals, and professional grade makeup at affordable prices. Effective and affordable you've gotta love it. 
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LimeLight by Alcone - my new adventure as a mompreneur!

It has been busy, hectic and crazy with three boys, school, sports, home, business, you know that little thing called..... life.

Well, a lot has changed in a few months. Moving into our "old, but new" home and starting a business. I've gone back to work after being a stay-at-home mom for the past decade or so. Well, I'm still a stay-at-home mom - turned mom-preneur. I've started selling an all natural, chemical free skincare line and professional grade makeup with the company LimeLight by Alcone. What an amazing company, with a CEO with a heart of gold (Michele Gay), and truly amazing products. This has been life changing for me and my skin.

Did you know that it only takes one minute for toxins to enter into your blood stream once applied to your skin? One minute! That might make you pause and think about what you're putting on your face, your body, your skin.

I've been cognizant of using natural products for most of  my life. My father was a general surgeon, a doctor. He didn't like us wearing any makeup or perfumes. He thought it best to be natural and I believed him.

It wasn't until my father got sick when I was in my 20s that I really started to be more aware of things in our environment. I remember him talking about toxins in our environment (this was back in the early 1990s!). He truly believed that there were things in our environment making people sick. Toxins getting into our blood stream, toxins that we were breathing in, drinking, touching, coming into contact with that was causing an up tick in cancer rates. My dad was a surgeon. His philosophy was to go in and fix what was wrong and then heal. It was on Thanksgiving that I remember us all together as a family, and my dad had a cut on his arm that wasn't healing. He thought it strange, but in his quiet way, didn't elaborate or talk about it with us. Hind sight is always 20/20. Had we known on Thanksgiving that he was already sick, he could have gotten help sooner. It wasn't until the Spring the following year that his symptoms increased and it turned out that he had Acute Mylegenous Leukemia. His chances of survival were 30%.  He sought immediate care with chemotherapy, but it wasn't enough. He passed away in July of that year at the young age of 53.

THIS. This is why I am so fortunate to have found LimeLight by Alcone's skincare line. I have tried other all natural skincare lines. Many of which made me break out. LimeLight's skincare line has worked well with my skin and is actually improving it. I have fine lines and wrinkles, dark undereye circles, hyper pigmentation (dark spots) from sun damage and some melasma from having babies (I have 3 boys). This skincare line is effective. It works. My undereye circles are diminishing. My hyper pigmentation spots are lightening. My fine lines are decreasing. I have acne scarring and will see if there are any improvements over time with those. Regardless, I am so incredibly happy to have found something that I believe in. That I truly love and that works and that is all natural - free from harmful chemicals! This regimen, below, works for my combination skin. There is skincare that can work for you too.

LimeLight by Alcone is a branch of the mother company, Alcone, which has been around for over 60 years! They provide professional grade makeup to makeup artists in the movie industry, broadway, celebrities, news media and now it is available to everyone.

Michele Gay, our CEO, decided to take the best of the best, tricks of the trade products from Alcone and bring it to the direct selling market so that every single person could feel amazing everyday. She wanted it in the hands of everyone. Something she did was create the all natural skincare line (free from harmful chemicals) to go along with the professional grade makeup offerings. She also believed that toxins in our lotions are entering into our bloodstream. So this was very important to her - and part of her vision, to bring not only bring professional grade makeup to everyone, but also all natural, chemical free skincare.

So what about our skincare? Simply. It's amazing. There's something for all skin types from anti aging to acne prone, dry to oily, combination or sensitive skin. There's also a men's skincare line.

  • Cleansers: 
    • Quench Cleanse (dry or aging skin, sun damaged skin) Mild yet incredibly effective cleanser hydrates and balances your skin, as well as calming issues that arise with aging, sun damage, and troubled skin.
    • Dream Clean (helps improve problematic skin): This amazing cleanser gently foams as a result of its natural-foaming fruit extract, Soapberry. This ingredient also combats acne-causing bacteria and inhibits melanin production (reducing age spots and sun damage).
  • Moisturizers: 
    • Skin Therapist (dry or aging skin) packed with hydrating ingredients that drench your skin with essential vitamins and minerals. It will immediately replenish moisture and visibly restore dry, aged, and inflamed skin cells.
    • Calm Balm (oily or problematic skin). This light moisturizer (made up of soothing aloe, cucumber, and a combination of restorative plant extracts) hydrates and calms your skin cells and is recommended for easily irritated skin.
  • 4 serums (boosters): 
    • Sotoks (all natural botox to eliminate dark spots, lift sagging skin, and smooth fine wrinkles that also works to hydrate and rebalance your skin cells).
    • Must Dew (oil): Calming face oil that restores, refreshes and protects skin cells. Can used as your only moisturizer or as an additional moisturizing layer.
    • One Drop Wonder: Full of antioxidants, rich in Omega-6, and UV protective helps repair damaged and aged skin cells and helps heal many common skin issues, including rosacea. It reverses damage to your skin, restores moisture and leaves a healthy glow.
    • Eye Aspire: A naturally derived serum with highly-effective ingredients to reverse the signs of aging around the eye area. Reduces fine lines and puffiness, eliminate age spots, and lighten dark undereye circles. Used consistently over time, the effects are visibly dramatic.
  • Masks: Masque of Zen (acne fighting mask with Montana Clay, Tea Tree Oil, White Carrot Oil, and Cinnamon Bark) and Skin Polish (for dry/mature skin). 
  • Body Collection: 
    • Bamboo Renew - an invigorating body scrub with polishing walnut shell powder, bamboo, and a refreshing essential oil blend of lemongrass, mimosa flower, and Litsea. 
    • Scrubtini - Our super moisturizing sugar body scrub made with virgin coconut oil, shea and olive butters, and refreshing lemon verbena oil heals and protects against aging elements. 
    • Creme of the Crop - moisturizing body cream, and 
    • Forty Cure Creme - for extra protection and deep hydration. 
Let's talk about their Professional Grade Makeup:
What does "Professional Grade Makeup" mean?

LimeLight's makeup is professional grade which means it has 50% pigment. Compare this to other makeup brands that range in pigment from 18-23%. What does this mean for you?
  • It's easily blendable.
  • A little literally goes a long way. If you're used to applying and reapplying your makeup you will be pleasantly surprised.
  • It lasts longer on your face = fewer touchups if any.
  • It has been used for decades on celebrities, theatre, movie industry, broadway, national media.
  • From concealer, foundation, blush, eyeshadows, lipsticks, lip glosses, bronzer, perfect pressed powder, mascara, eyeliner. 
  • Wearing makeup without looking like you have a ton of layers on....because you don't need to in order to get the coverage you need. 
  • It feels natural on your face. It feels like your own skin.
If you're interested in finding out more information visit: www.limelightbyalcone.com/rosanissenbaum
I'm happy to place an order for you or you can order directly off of my website.

I'm happy to field any questions as well!

Excited to be sharing this with you.
***This is revolutionary. All natural, effective, AND affordable.***

PLUS: We have just partnered with L'Occitane! The french billion dollar company! That is saying a lot. We will be expanding globally so LimeLight by Alcone can come to you!! We will be starting with Canada in early 2018. Then branching out to Brazil, then Europe and Asia. Be in the know! You're going to want to try this and you will fall in love with the all natural skincare and professional grade makeup! xoxo, Rosa