Mask Monday: Sleeping Masks

What are they? A sleeping mask is used as the last step of your skincare routine to provide added moisture, brighten & purify, and help seal in your serum, oil, and moisturizer. Different masks have different ingredients so depending on that, you can use more of less frequently. You can use over a moisturizer or in place of, up to you. I, personally, don’t like … Continue reading Mask Monday: Sleeping Masks

Mask Monday: Tarte Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Claims  –Clay :: tighten pores; treat blemishes and blackheads; polish away dead skin cells to treat flakes and uneven skin tone without over drying –Gel :: calm redness and inflammation; boosts clarity and circulation; supple, soft, and energized look Price –$40 at Sephora, tartecosmetics.com –$24 mini Pros –Cruelty free –Vegan –Hypoallergenic –Dermatologist tested –No parabéns or phthalates –Convenient 2-in-1 packaging –Clay :: exfoliates, skin felt … Continue reading Mask Monday: Tarte Tight & Bright Clay Multi-Mask

Mask Monday: Ahava Hydration Cream

Claims –Provide an active hydration boost in just 3 minutes –Instantly restores moisture –Left with a smooth, plump, and supple complexion Prices –$33 for 3.4 oz —Ulta, ahava.com Pros –Packed with moisturizing ingredients –Left skin soft, supple, and smooth –Super hydrating –Easy to apply –Like that you can rinse off or use as a sleeping mask –Cruelty free –Vegan Cons –Expensive Final Thoughts I love … Continue reading Mask Monday: Ahava Hydration Cream

Mask Monday: Farmacy Bright On

Claims –Brighten & detox by removing build up and impurities –Visibly improve the appearance of skin texture and tone Price –$38 for 1.0 oz —Sephora, beautylish.com, farmacybeauty.com Pros –Good for all skin types –No parabéns, sulfates, phthalates –Clean beauty product –Cruelty free –Made my skin feel soft and supple –Ingredients :: Vitamin C, kaolin, AHAs, aloe, bentonite –As you massage it into the skin, it … Continue reading Mask Monday: Farmacy Bright On

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

Mask Monday: Aveeno Pretox Antioxidant Peel Off Face Mask

Claims –Gently exfoliates and helps remove impurities –Reveals renewed, refreshed skin –Hypoallergenic –Non-comedogenic Price –$3.29 at Ulta (one time use packet) 0.35 oz –$10.99 at Ulta for full size 2.0 oz –$9.99 at Walgreens  Pros –Affordable –Paraben free –Phthalate free –Non-comedogenic –Smells good –Easy to apply –Left my skin feeling soft & smooth –Pretty purple color Cons –None Final Thoughts I freaking LOVE this mask. … Continue reading Mask Monday: Aveeno Pretox Antioxidant Peel Off Face Mask

Mask Monday: GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment

Claims –Instantly leaves skin feeling firmer and more lifted Price –$25 for 0.5 oz –$59 for 1.7 oz –$79 for 3.4 oz —Nordstrom, Sephora, glamglow.com Options –3 limited edition colors with the My Little Pony collection –Glitter –Standard silver/chrome –Pink shade shown above is limited edition Becca collab –2 limited edition colors with the Power Rangers collection –See them all here Pros –Pretty color –Easy … Continue reading Mask Monday: GlamGlow Gravity Mud Firming Treatment

Mask Monday: GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating

  Claims –Non-drying hydration mask that delivers instant, extreme moisture –Moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin –Dewy, glowing complexion –Leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel Price –$25 for 0.5 oz (what is shown above) –$59 for 1.7 oz –$79 for 3.5 oz —Sephora & Nordstrom Pros –No parabens, sulfates, phthalates –Contains hyaluronic acid which my skin loves –Leaves my skin … Continue reading Mask Monday: GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Hydrating

Mask Monday: Philosophy Purity Clay Mask

Claims –Draws out impurities, scrubs away blackheads, and shrinks the look of pores –Skin is left refreshed, glowing, and appears virtually blackhead free Price –$35 for 2.5 oz –$18 for 1.0 oz —Ulta, Sephora, Nordstrom, philosophy.com Pros –Smaller size for travel and/or testing –Smells good –Effective –Leaves skin feeling soft and smooth but not stripped –Cruelty free –Good ingredients: sailicylic acid, bentonite, and titanium dioxide … Continue reading Mask Monday: Philosophy Purity Clay Mask

Mask Monday: Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask

Claims –Instantly reduces the look of pores –Smooths skin texture –Controls oil all day Price –$36 for 3 oz at Sephora and olehenriksen.com Pros –Cruelty free –No parabens, sulfates, or phtalates –Pretty color –Left my skin feeling soft and smooth –Felt like I got a good, deep clean, but didn’t dry out or strip my skin Cons –Didn’t notice any change in pore size . … Continue reading Mask Monday: Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Mask