It’s officially heater season and with it comes dry skin and a runny nose for me.
Fortunately I’m not having to worry about people seeing my flaky skin but it’s still a concern so I’m doing everything possible to protect my skin.
With all the skincare I have, I probably overdo my routine but I do have some staples I stick to:
Saturday Skin 10% Glycolic Acid + Pore Control Compkex (gifted) : helps refine and smooth skin’s appearance. I use this 4-5 times a week
Peach & Lily The Good Acids Pore Toner : an exfoliating toner that’s gentle enough for daily use. It’s designed to wipe away dead skin cells and has ingredients to keep your complexion clear, which is perfect for mask enduced acne.
Innisfree My Lip Balm : this is a mousse texture balm that instantly hydrates your lips. I apply this right after toner and leave on while I finish my skincare routine and makeup.
Fresh Beauty Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence (gifted) : this is for smooth, luminous skin and makes my skin feel instantly hydrated.
Saturday Skin Wide Awake Brightening Eye Cream with Avocado (gifted) : helps with dryness, dark circles and puffiness. This adds instant hydration to my undereye area.
Tatcha Serum Stick: a concentrated treatment and touch up balm. I use this on my chin, my eye socket area and between my brows. These are my driest and most wrinkled areas so I figure they require the high intensity stuff
Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence (gifted) : help with dryness, dullness, uneven texture and oiliness. This is described as “an essence that drenches the skin in esencial moisture” and that’s exactly what it does.
Saturday Skin Pretty Pop Probiotic Power Whipped Cream (gifted) : helps with dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. This is a great moisturizer that doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily and is lightweight.
Are any of these part of your morning routine? What are your must haves?
I was gifted the new Farmacy Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer to test and here are my first impressions:
The first, and most important (to me), thing to note is this does NOT smell like papaya. The moringa definitely drowns out the papaya scent with its fresh and springy scent.
Second, this isn’t your typical gel moisturizer that feels wet and gooey. I would say it’s more of a hybrid between a gel and light cream moisturizer.
It’s vegan, cruelty-free and contains four types of hyaluronic acid.
Overall it left my skin feeling hydrated and not at all oily.
While I enjoy the packaging I wish it came with a scoop to help get the product out, or it came in a more hygenic container.
It claims to help clear pores and reduce shine as well as soothe minor irritations. I’m excited to keep using this and see if I notice a difference in my pores and the amount of shine my skin has. (while I don’t want to have dull skin I also don’t want to look like I’ve been well oiled throughout the day)
I was lucky enough to review the Influenster Shiseido Voxbox which arrived this week.
I was super excited to see I’d be receiving this voxbox because who doesn’t love a good eye cream?
This cream is nice and thick and absorbs nicely into the skin. It does take a little bit longer to sink in so I would give yourself enough time to let it absorb if you’re putting on makeup over it. There is no scent to it and it leaves your skin feeling instantly hydrated without a sticky feeling.
This product claims to improve “the appearance of six types of wrinkles in just one week”. It’s good for all types of skin type as well.
This is the third day I use it, I’ve been using it in the morning and the evening and I do feel like my undereye has been more hydrated. I forgot to take initial pictures but I took some today and will compare them to more pictures in a week and again in one month.
I received the new Bite Beauty face and reformulated lip crayon thanks to Influenster and I absolutely loved everything!
Included in my voxbox were the new Changemaker Skin-Optimizing Primer, Supercharged Micellar Foundation, Flexible Coverage Pressed Powder and Power Move Creamy Matte Lip Crayon
The primer is a white moussey consistency that leaves my skin feeling smooth and moisturized. I do need to use a pore filling primer in my tzone but you can get away with using only this if you don’t have larger pores.
The foundation is fantastic! It’s fluid enough that I only used a brush to apply it to avoid having too much product soak into a sponge. It applies wet but as it sets it gives a nice, natural dewy finish. I have oily combo skin so I had to set this foundation. It does have a slight scent that lingers, it’s not very strong but it’s good to make note of in case you’re sensitive to scents.
The pressed powder is perfect to set the foundation! It gives a nice soft matte look. I applied it with a powder blush for a light layer to set and I used the puff to tap the powder around my tzone for more oil control. The only thing I would change is the puff that comes with the powder, it’s too flimsy and doesn’t feel like it will last, but you can easily change that out.
I’ve used the lip crayons in the past and found this new formula to be soft and creamy but definitely not matte. It also has a slight scent that lingers.