Routines & Recommendations

The next to last installment of skincare week is all about routines and recommendations. If you don’t have a skincare routine and don’t know how to get started, today’s post is for you. I’ve made your shopping list for you and covered all price points. You do not have to spend a fortune to get good products that will work. There are certain products that … Continue reading Routines & Recommendations

Ingredients from A to Z

Again, not an expert here, but I’m sharing what I’ve found from researching several common ingredients. I got information from the Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), and Paula’s Choice (PC). Paula’s Choice is a great resource for all things skincare and their Ingredient Dictionary is super helpful. PC also gives each ingredient a rating of GOOD, BEST, POOR, or AVERAGE that I … Continue reading Ingredients from A to Z

What’s My Skin Type?

I’ve dubbed this week S-K-I-N-C-A-R-E W-E-E-K and I am really excited about it. We’re going to cover ingredients, product recommendations, routines, and all that fun stuff. However, none of this will make any sense if don’t know your skin type so that’s what we are starting with. Dry Skin All over tight and dehydrated feeling Skin looks dull Flaky areas Fun fact: skin gets drier … Continue reading What’s My Skin Type?

Mask Monday: Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Claims –Draw out pore-clogging dirt, oil, and daily impurities –Does the dirty work with gentle, effective ingredients –Not over drying –Exfoliates to help smooth skin texture –Cleanse away pollutants –Ideal for even the most sensitive skin Price –$54 at cosmedix.com Pros –Cruelty free –Gentle enough for sensitive skin –Leaves skin soft and plump Cons –Full size is expensive –Not readily available :: online or select … Continue reading Mask Monday: Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Mask Monday: Mario Badescu Rose Hips

Claims –Boost radiance in dull, tired skin –Diminish the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and minor discoloration –Gently purifies pores –Leaves the complexion rehydrated and revitalized Price –$20 for 2.0 oz —Ulta, mariobadescu.com Pros –Affordable –Cruelty free –Works for all skin types –Thin formula, easy to apply –Dries down completely –Easy to remove, almost emulsifies when you rinse it –Leaves skin smooth and hydrated Cons –Scent … Continue reading Mask Monday: Mario Badescu Rose Hips

Mask Monday: Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure

Claims –Eliminate impurities –Instant complexion perfection –Clear clogged pores Price –$6.99 for 3.4 oz at Ulta, Target, and formula1006.com –$2.99 for 1 oz at Ulta & Target Pros –Ingredients :: salicylic acid, bentonite –Affordable –Easily accessible –Doesn’t claim to be hydrating, but I found it to be –Skin felt clear and clean without feeling stripped –Packaging :: squeeze tube, mess free Cons –Don’t love strawberry … Continue reading Mask Monday: Formula 10.0.6 Pores Be Pure