I recently got the opportunity to try a really amazing eye cream. I've been testing it for around a month. I'm going to start by saying that up until this, I didn't feel like eye creams did anything other than soothe the eye area. I didn't notice great benefits from them and for a long time I didn't bother using a specific eye cream and would often use a balm or bring my super thick or rich creams, that were safe to use around the eye, up around the eye area. This changed my mind.
I'm going to be honest, I'm not a Charcoal fan that much. Not that I hate it, I just haven't seen as many benefits from it in order for me to really love Charcoal products. However, I love Exuviance. So when I got to use the Detox Mud Treatment (mask) I was happy to give it a whirl.
I've had the pleasure of getting to use a new serum from a company that I hadn't been acquainted with yet. It's called the First Light Serum and it's from Ceramiracle. This product opportunity came about at a time when I was in desperate need of intense hydration for my very very dehydrated and dry skin. I've went through that whole problem/issue in my Stressed Skin Go To's post.
Alright everyone, it's that time of year. Sephora Friends and Family event starts TOMORROW on the 3rd. I have a previous post where I really go in depth, which I will link here, of what I think would be great buys or what I personally would get. This is going to be a quick top 10 post though of things I would get, taking into consideration what is new and what is going to be the best deal. Of course skincare comes first for me andddddddd.....there's something special for you guys as well.
I'd like to start a new series on here called "What Is It?" it'll have it's own category and focus on ingredients, especially ingredients that we're seeing a lot of in skincare products or just newly discovered ingredients. I think that the more you know about your products or the ingredients behind products the better judge you'll be if that product is for your skin concerns. I tend to think an educated mind makes you a force to be reckoned with because you won't be easily gullible to marketing.
Not done a haul in a minute, so lets do one! I was going to wait until next week but I thought it would be best to do it now so that it's not super overwhelming and "too much" infomation. So this is going to be a skincare haul. Some of the stuff was sent so I will put * beside those so that you know. Some of these have been tried and some have not.
For a while I've had the opportunity to observe the effects of Curel's Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion. My mother has very thin and aging skin, it breaks easily and is dry constantly. She's always used lotions multiple times a day for as long as I can remember. For the last month she's been using the Curel Ultra Healing Intensive Lotion that they sent me. It's made a vast improvement in her skin all over but especially her hands and arms.
I've been trialing an eye cream for the past month or so I would say. It's the Neostrata Intensive Eye Cream. I am a hardcore skeptic of eye creams. I tend to bring moisturizers and oils up instead of getting a dedicated eye cream. However, when I have to test an eye cream I use it continuously until I have a good feel for it.
It's time for another "Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This?". Which I seem to be doing a lot of recently. This is a really good one that I've been using for over a month. So let's not waste anytime.
I actually got this in the Allure Beauty Box a month or more ago. I can truthfully say that it's definitely made me want the full size, and I use it quite a bit especially when my skin can't handle any harsh acid toning or retinols. It's the Hey Honey I Peel Good. It's basically honey consistency and you rub it in a circle on your skin....I know what your thinking "oh and your "dead skin balls up"? *unimpressed*" NO! That's what so cool about it. You rub it in a circle until it becomes a very thin, oil like consistency and then you rinse it off. It doesn't ball up any skin and hand over heart there is a noticeable difference in my texture. I was super skeptical. As soon as I seen it was an AHA free peel I thought it would be something that wasn't very good. I'm happy to say I was so wrong.
Lately my skin has been throught the ringer. I've been sick and on 3 different antibiotics for around a month. So along with that, I've been trialing some stronger retinols or "new generation" retinols at the same time. Everything had been going relatively ok, up until a week ago which is when all hell broke loose. I noticed my skin had some major sensitivity to the point that it was nearly raw in one place. I had to quit using my clarisonic, my Lotion P50 AHA and strong Vitamin C suspensions. Then after that got a little better my skin went insane. I had had a fever for a week, was taking the last of my 3rd antibiotic round so I thought made that was it. My skin on my cheeks and around my jaw and chin (not my forehead or nose though oddly enough) felt like it hadn't been washed in ages, like I had slept in 5 layers of makeup (and I hadn't been wearing any), and like it was fixing to really peel or something. It never did any flaking but it felt horrible. You couldn't see it, I had no bumps, redness, or breakouts, but it was so rough to the touch. Then when I went to wash it with my normal cleanser as soon as I was done I had to have a face mist on hand because that made it so much worse, and the skin felt so tight and uncomfortable. Which only began happened at the very end which helped me figure out that my skin was severely dry and dehydrated and not having a reaction to medicine.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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