Give your Skin that Holiday Glow with Actifirm (Giveaway)

by Stacey Heneveld

The Holiday lights may be all aglow, but my skin? Not so much!

It’s a problem I face every winter. Almost like clockwork, I can feel and see my face getting more and more blah starting in November. Which means it’s time to switch up my skin routine!

Typically I would just switch up the moisturizer I was using and maybe do something a little different with my makeup, but this year I am hoping to make a change at the foundation. Actually help my skin. Then I learned about Actifirm.

Actifirm is an innovative line of natural skin products that are “custom formulated to enhance the skin’s ability to restore itself to a natural state of beauty.” Sounds good, but does it actually work? I’m about to find out!

This winter I am using the Discovery Kit from Actifirm. It is a “starter” kit that includes four basic pieces to get you started at home — cleanser, exfoliator, nourishing serum, and hydrating moisturizer.

The kit, when used together with the Actifirm 10% Z Peel, is said to “give (skin) a brighter and smoother appearance”. That’s exactly what I’m needing during these winter months! It is also ideal for the first-time Actifirm user who might not quite know what skin care regimen they are ready for (also me).

So far, I am loving how easy the products are to use! No special tools or instructions. Just simple “apply and rinse” methods. Perfect for a busy mom! From start to finish, the entire process using the Discovery Kit products takes me less than five minutes. Five minutes and I am getting my own at-home facial!

I also love that Actifirm products use natural, environmentally friendly ingredients and are gentle enough for daily use.  Again, I love things that are simple and straightforward!

After a few days of use, my skin already feels smoother and softer. I’m excited to see how my skin continues to improve over the next few weeks!! I am also excited to pick up a few other Actifirm products to try as a little Merry Christmas to ME! gift!!!

You can find this Actifirm starter kit, other kits and skin care products right at Also, if you have any questions about their products or want to hear testimonials from actual users, check them out on Facebook or Twitter! Don’t forget to check out the deals they offer though December, as these can make great gifts and stocking stuffers for the Holidays!

I’m curious to hear about your Winter skin care regimen! Do you change things up once the cold weather blows in?

Enter to Win

If you want to change up your Winter skin care routine, then take a minute and enter to win one of THREE Actifirm Starter Kits (valued at approximately $50 each). Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!

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I was provided a Starter Kit from Actifirm to help me bring you this review. All opinions stated here are my own. Blogging at about life as a mother to 3 young kids, Stacey dreams big through her life list and is currently shopping two of her children’s books to publishers.

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Blogging at about life as a mother to 3 young kids, Stacey dreams big through her life list and is currently shopping two of her children's books to publishers. How does she do it all? She has a secret stash of chocolate that keeps her going each day!

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1 DEBIJOT December 13, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I moisturize my skin more often in the winter.


2 Rachel December 13, 2012 at 12:25 pm

I exfoliate, and moisturize daily. I also add vasaliene to my feet, elbows, and knees for extra care!


3 Staci A December 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I have to moisturize a lot more often, usually twice a day.


4 Nicole December 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm

I get a jesners peel once a month!


5 Garrett December 13, 2012 at 5:11 pm

My feet & face get very dry in the winter time.


6 Anne December 13, 2012 at 5:19 pm

I moisturize daily and apply sun protection.


7 ellie December 13, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Since it is very dry during the winter I apply more moisturizer more often.


8 Darla December 13, 2012 at 8:20 pm

lots of moisturizer!


9 Christine December 13, 2012 at 10:59 pm

I use moisturizer day and night and sometimes during the day.


10 Susan P. December 13, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Moisturizer and exfoliate once a week


11 Chelsea December 14, 2012 at 12:05 am

I wash my face every night and use lotion on my legs


12 Wehaf December 14, 2012 at 3:06 am

I drink more water, take shorter showers, and moisturize every day instead of every other day.


13 Crissy D. December 14, 2012 at 5:48 am

I exfoliate and use hydrating masks


14 Daiva December 14, 2012 at 6:00 am

I use moisturizer more often


15 Jennifer B December 14, 2012 at 8:13 am

Just wash and moisturize…I think I need more :/


16 June December 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

I have to moisturize constantly in the winter months.


17 Nicci Tapp December 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

Lots of moisturizing


18 Autumn Oertel December 14, 2012 at 9:50 am

Thank you for this chance to win this! Have a merry Christmas!


19 Patricia H December 14, 2012 at 9:54 am

I wash nightly and use lots of moisturizer


20 sindy murray December 14, 2012 at 3:41 pm

clean face and use a B&B cream or just moisturizer!!!


21 Diane B. December 15, 2012 at 12:29 am

I drink lots of fluids & moisturize like crazy!!!


22 Jessica December 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

I exfoliate more often and moisturize more often also


23 rebeka deleon December 15, 2012 at 2:00 pm

wash face, moisturize skin morning and night


24 Sheryl December 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

This looks like a terrific product line! I would love to give it a try this winter.


25 Cheryl Lund December 15, 2012 at 11:14 pm

My routine doesn’t change much in the winter, but with the heat running I do need to use lotion more often.


26 Kelly Blackwell December 16, 2012 at 1:59 am

It may sound weird, but my winter skin regimen is the same as my summer regimen except I moisturize at least once more a day. I was my face with extra virgin Spanish olive oil and use a hot wash cloth to steam my face and remove excess olive oil. It helps my skin stay nice and soft.


27 Julie December 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

I use a lancome moisturizer


28 Donna December 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

I’ve been using moisturizing facial masks


29 Kristi C December 17, 2012 at 4:29 am

I use a lot more moisturizer in the winter.


30 Don December 17, 2012 at 11:01 am

I use more cocoa butter in the winter months to help moisturize more.


31 Jennifer December 17, 2012 at 11:29 am

I moisturize like crazy in the winter!


32 Francine Anchondo December 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm

wash my face and put lotion on


33 Sue Ellison December 17, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I apply moisturizer to my face daily and my hands and feet get extra attention also.


34 nichol tone December 17, 2012 at 11:27 pm

extra lotion in the night


35 Amanda H December 17, 2012 at 11:52 pm

Way more exfoliating (manual and chemical, depending on what I need) and a thick, thick moisturizer afterwards. It helps but there is definitely room for improvement!


36 ANGEL JACKLYN December 18, 2012 at 3:29 am

I use Neutrogena Face Wash in the shower & apply one of my many lotions on my face & body approx. 2-3 times a week. I would do so more but haven’t found anything that worked good enough to motivate me to!


37 Van December 18, 2012 at 11:34 am

I have some really bad dry skin during winter time.


38 Mary Calabrese December 18, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I use moisturizer every day in the Winter.


39 Lori Alcorn December 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I will wash my face in the morning and than use a acid peal pad and put on my day cream with a higher SPF because I live in florida . in the evening Ill scrub it with the clarisonic and than use my divine age cream to moisturize through the night I would love to try these products Im 52 and can use all the help I can get


40 Desiree Tatro December 18, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Cleanse, rinse, SPF moisturizer. Olay foundation.


41 Debby Chandler December 19, 2012 at 10:17 am

I use a lot of lotion during the cold months.


42 dan williams December 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

moisturizer once a week


43 clarissa December 19, 2012 at 8:37 pm

i am not good at sticking to any face care regime and I am trying to be better at things like moisturizing


44 Angela E. December 20, 2012 at 11:09 am

I scrub and then use a good moisturizer every day.


45 Sacha Schroeder December 20, 2012 at 6:27 pm

Lots of exfoliating and moisturizer!


46 kelly mcgrew December 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm

lots of lotion and also pond’s relaxing face wipes.


47 Susan Chester December 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

I wash my face with a mild cleanser and use moisturizer.


48 Terry Madden December 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm

Moisturizer and nightcream.


49 Chuck December 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

I have to use hand cream a few times a day because my hands are so dry.


50 Megan Parsons December 22, 2012 at 11:45 pm

A LOT of moisturizer!


51 Jill H. December 23, 2012 at 3:27 am

I use a Clarisonic, toner and moisturizer. And do a mask every other week.


52 Michelle Hudak December 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I wash with a nonabrasive cleanser and then moisturize. I also use a firming cream on my neck.


53 Jessica T December 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm

Just getting yesterday’s make up off!


54 Jennifer Rote December 24, 2012 at 1:45 am

I use moisturizer more often.


55 K.Pugh December 24, 2012 at 6:20 am

Keeping my face clean and hydrated.
Thanks for the chance.


56 Denise S December 24, 2012 at 7:31 am

Nothing special. Just washing my face and putting on a cream.


57 Lori D. December 24, 2012 at 10:35 am

Good cleansing & moisture.


58 amber p December 24, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have to add olive oil to my lotion because my skin gets so dry


59 Amanda J. December 24, 2012 at 11:08 pm

same routine, thicker moisturizer.


60 Deb C December 24, 2012 at 11:14 pm

I use a heavier product for nighttime moisturizing, drink even more fluids and use a lip balm constantly.


61 Michelle W December 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

I really don’t have one, I just wash my face and moisturize when I need to


62 SassyPants213 December 26, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Moisturize! and of course wash my face :)


63 Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

I use moisturizer on my face hands and feet every night and after baths.


64 Candace December 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Just cleanse and moisturize.


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