SKINCARE ROUTINE/ TESTING (AUGUST 2016 TO OCTOBER 2016)
In June 2016, I posted my current skincare routine/review. It’s been 2 months and I decided to purchase a few new items to test and update my routine.
EMMA HARDIE CLEANSING BALM $41.95
It is a botanical cleansing balm that removes makeup, debris and dirt off your skin. It is great for all skin types and I leave it on as a mask sometimes when I feel my skin is a little dry or stressed. A full detailed review will be posted soon.
: Moring seeds, wild seed fennel and vitamin E
Emma Hardie cleansing balm has been in my toilet cabinet for years. I love it and it is one of my go to products to take off make up , to calm and soothe my skin when irritated ot just a gentle AM cleanse
NEOGEN DERMALOGY GREEN TEA REAL FRESH FOAM CLEANSER $19
This is a gentle water based foaming cleanser that is great for all skin types especially sensitive skin types. It gently removes dirt while brightening and hydrating your face.
: Fermented Green tea Extract
It’s a mild cleanser and it is not drying . It has a mild fragrance that reminds me of baby products . So far so good . Full review to come in 4weeks.
BEAUTY WATER $30
Beauty water is a cleansing liquid made from natural plant extracts that gently cleans and moisturizes to deliver smooth revitalized and hydrated skin. It can be used in multiple ways: as a toner after double cleansing, to take off make up, and as a refresher during the course of the day. To use, moisten a cotton pad and gently sweep across your face.
: Natural ingredients derived from coconut, corn potato, wheat, lavender water, rose flower water and orange fruit extract.
For full review click here.
MISSHA TIME REVOLUTION FIRST TREATMENT ESSENCE $45
Highly concentrated essential essence for the first step of skincare, to recover the balance and make skin healthy radiant by increasing the emotional level. It soothes, balances sebum level, moisturizers, improves skin tone, firms and repairs wrinkles.
fermented yeast Extract 80percent
For full review click here.
HERBIVORE BLUE TANSY AHA+BHA RESURFACING CLARITY MASK $48
It is an exfoliating mask that resurfaces the skin leaving it smooth, clear and soft to touch.
Fruit enzymes , white willow bark, blue tansy oil
I love using enzymes to exfoliate my face; I would use enzymes over granular exfoliation /exfoliating beads any day so when I discovered this Enzyme mask I got it the minute I could . I just used it today so I don’t have a full Verdict yet so I will keep you posted soon.
CLINIQUE PEP-START EYE CREAM $26.50
Instant hydrating and brightening eye cream infused with peptides to give the build collagen while de-stressing and depuffing your eyes.
no visible active ingredients on the pack will have to do a little research to find this out
I am a mum of a toddler and a 7 month old so my days and nights are extremely busy and draining. I wake up every day with bags and raccoon eyes so I figured I purchase an eyes cream that is affordable but claims to revive my eyes area. It’s been a couple weeks and I have not noticed any brightening of my eyes . As usual , I will keep using this for another six weeks before I come to any conclusion .
CLINIQUE TURNAROUND OVERNIGHT REVITALIZING MOISTURIZER $39.50
A night moisturizer that should tone, get rid of sun damage, plump and revive your skin while you rest through the night.
:There are no ingredients written on the jar of the cream and I could not find it anywhere online. All that is written is the fact that it is 100% fragrance free, but states no active ingredient which is a red flag to me. I do not remember seeing any list on the pack it came in (which I unfortunately I have thrown out). I will need to investigate and when I do I will add an update.
It is a good moisturizer. It is oil free, lightweight and very hydrating. It has not made a ton of difference to my skin but I think it is a good moisturizer and will compliment other treatments.
Cleanse with EMMA HARDIE
cleansing balm used in the morning using a face cloth.
MISSHA TIME REVOLUTION FIRST TREATMENT ESSENCE
KLAIRS VITAMIN C SERUM $23.00
: Ethyl ascorbic acid 25%, Pre-solubilized Resorcinol Complex
This is a good vitamin c serum. It is mild enough for new vitamin c convert to use or if you are in the look out for affordable vitamin c that gets the job done . Thumbs up!
CLINIQUE PEPSTART HYDRO BLUR MOISTURIZER $29.50
It is an oil free moisturizer that hydrates the skin while blurring the skin of any imperfections and giving it a matte appearance all in one jar.
: no ingredients available on pack
The Clinique pep -start hydro blur moisturizer just launched in the market about a 6 weeks ago I believe . I am still undecided about this moisturizer , I don’t hate it but I don’t love it either . It feels more like a primer than a hydrating moisturizer which is great if you wear makeup frequently . I will hold off reviewing this for at least another 4 weeks of use .
BIORÉ UV AQUA RICH WATERY ESSENCE SPF 50 PA ++++ $ $11.56
It’s a chemical sunscreen which has SPF 50 with UVA and UVB skin protection . It is a water based sunscreen and it is does not leave a white Castle on your face .
WATER ,ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE , DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE,
I have used the Algenist ultra light weight sunscreen to date because I have not found any sunscreen in the market that has come close to the results as it. This water essence SPF has performed very well so far. It’s a good price and because it doesn’t leave a white cast on your face , it will compliment most people of colour. I plan on using it a little longer before giving my full review .
As mentioned earlier in the upcoming weeks I plan to review each product in more detail . Until then fingers crossed … hoping for no bumps or irritated skin. Have a great weekend .
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