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A look at Derma-E's New Look!



I recently had a chance to take a look at as well as review Derma-E’s new packaging.  Now I want to first start by saying Derma-E did not change their formulation, they just gave their packaging a new look.   So don’t be alarmed when you see the beautiful new packaging, as it is still the Derma-E products you know and love. 

Now Derma e sent me a product with the old packaging; Derma e Hydrating Day Crème as well as one in the new packaging; Derma-E Hydrating Night Cream




Let me share a bit about the brand and then I’ll go on to my review;


Derma-E has been making natural skincare since 1984

1)Their products do not contain parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, mineral oil, artificial colors, gluten, soy or GMOs

2) Products are Cruelty Free and Vegan

3) Derma-E believes in giving back and your purchases support Global Communities and the    Environment

4) Is a family-owned and is made at a small-batch manufacturing facility in California, USA.

5) 80+ unique face care, body care and treatment items

6) Their products are packaged with recyclable components

7) Derma-E has a Renewable Energy Certificates 





Though this review is mainly for the packaging changes, I can’t help but also give you my thoughts on a few of the product that I have tried as well.  I have dry, sensitive skin and I have tried many and I mean many, many skincare brands and since I am a rescue mama and foster I really appreciate ethical brands that are cruelty free.  Too often many of the brands I’ve tried sadly don’t provide me with the results I hope for or am looking for in a product.  Derma-E’s Hydrating Night Cream is honestly the first night cream that I’ve tried that has left my skin feeling hydrated and silky feeling even after washing off in the morning.  Sure a lot of other products out there make your skin feel amazing when they are applied, but even a lot of the other brands our there simply don’t, at least not mine.  

Anyway, I just wanted to add this, because if your skin is like mine you might consider giving Derma-E a try.   To me Derma-E is like a luxury skincare line that’s ethical and affordable.   I really hope my results continue, because if they do I will be completely changing out my skincare regiment. 












Ok, enough about my experience with the products themselves.  Now like I mentioned I was provided these Derma-E products to review the packaging, so here are my thoughts:

Old Packaging thoughts:

1       Old packaging to me felt more like they were advertising a teens acne product than that of an ethical brand 80+ products for face and body.

2      Nothing in the old packaging conveyed a socially responsible, giving back kind of company either.

    Old Packaging is bright, vibrant and easy to notice, but for me it’s more over look for the reasons mentioned earlier.


New Packaging:

        Honestly I love the new packaging, it reminds me of a spa brand a bit, it’s ethereal and almost Zen like.

       The new packaging colors as well as design fit much better with their Lotus flower logo

      To me the new packaging better conveys Derma-E commitment to their customers and the Environment as well as being cruelty free.


Honestly I really like the new packaging, as I mentioned before I would have and sorry to say have actually over looked the brand thinking that they were more of an adolescent skin care line.  I never would have guessed they offered all the great products they do, nor would I have thought they were made in the USA, were Cruelty Free, nor socially responsible and really being honest, I never would have tried this brand before because of the packaging never seemed like it was a brand for my skin care needs.  However now, since getting a chance to review the new packaging I have since gone on to looking into the other products they offer and if the results I’ve had for about the past week continue I will look into replacing my current line of skincare products with Derma-E

Derma-E products can be found at: 


Derma-E can also be found at Target, Target.com, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS. 




 #derma_e  #crueltyfree #crueltyfreeskincare



*****This is a Sponsored post, though I was provided this product for a review, my thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve done secret shopping, product testing as well as reviews for over 15 years and I will not give anything other than an honest review and only for items I have tried*****



















Dinner tonight: Turkey Cutlets with Marinara and Angel Hair, Featuring Jennie-O Turkey Extra Lean Bonless, Turkey Tenderloins






Hi everyone,

As most of you know I am a Jennie-O Switch Blogger, I love their products and have been using them for years!  I love Jennie-O’s variety of products offered as well as the quality, for us they never disappoint and many are so versatile!  

Thursday’s dinner features:

 Jennie-O Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins  







I made Turkey Cutlets and served them over Angel Hair and Marinara, Yum!!  The cutlets were tender, juicy and married perfectly with the Angel Hair and Marinara!



Sorry I am not the best at writing out recipes, but here is how I did this:  Now everyone’s oven may vary but I know ours pretty well.  I pre-heated our oven to 375 degrees

I used a cookie sheet that I lined with a pre-cut Parchment Baking Sheet which I lightly oiled with Olive Oil, but I’ve also used Coconut Oil and Avocado Oil as well. 

I tend to make my own Marinara, but I also use a few brands of pre-made and if you don’t like Marinara this is also great with Alfredo or Sun Dried Tomato Alfredo sauce and you can use your favorite sauce as well. 

As for Pasta I used Angel Hair from my favorite brand, but I have also used Tortellini, Penne and Fusilli as well, so use what you have.

Now this is how I make always make my cutlets, Chicken or Turkey, for my version I used:

1 lg egg or extra-large egg with a splash of milk or water in it as well as 1 teaspoon of Spicy Brown Mustard, lightly beaten and mixed together.

I used about a cup of Italian bread crumbs, though I still season with freshly grated parmesan and Asiago cheeses, ¼ teaspoon dried Italian herbs, a pinch of salt, ¼ teaspoon of California Style Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon of flour and then mix it all together.

I lightly pounded the tenderloins to make them all about the same thickness, so they would cook up at the same time. 






I than dipped the tenderloins in the egg wash, then the bread crumb mixture than placed them on my prepared cookie sheet.  Once I did the same with all of the pieces it was into the oven they went for 20-25 mins, I turned them over half way and once the time was up I check them with the meat thermometer and they were perfect!  While the Cutlets were cooking I cooked my pasta and I had already been cooking my sauce 



Some other ways I like to use the Jennie-O ; Jennie-O Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins  is after roasting it, slice the cutlets ups and serve over a slice of warm bread with a little gravy for open faced Turkey sandwiches or even Turkey Fajitas, Turkey Enchiladas, Turkey Scaloppini, Turkey Tetrazzini as these tenderloins are very versatile!




I thought I'd share some other tasty meals that can be made with   Jennie-O Extra Lean Boneless Turkey Breast Tenderloins 



Pulled Turkey Barbeque Sandwiches


Tasty Turkey Lo Mein


Turkey Philly Cheesesteak




Leftover Turkey Cutlet in a little bowl of Grits or Polenta is nice too!  ;)






***As a Jennie-O Switch Circle Blogger this is a sponsored post as I did receive this product to try, however my views and opinions are my own and I will only give my honest review based on my experience with a product and will only review a product that I have tried.  I've done product reviews and have been a part of consumer panels long before becoming a blogger and for at least 15 years now.