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
My back up box is constantly overflowing for a few reasons. One, I don’t like running of products I love and use regularly. Two, I love to test and try new things. If I see a product I want to try, for instance a micellar water, I’ll buy it and stick it in this box to use once I finish up the one I have … Continue reading This then That
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
I’ve shared empties posts a few times before, but if you’re new to empties, here’s the skinny–these are products that I completely used up. I give mini reviews and tell whether or not I would repurchase. It’s a good way to sort the good from the bad and see what’s worth buying and what you can skip. MAKEUP Colour Pop Ultra Satin Lips in Alyssa … Continue reading Trash Talk II
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
A few weeks ago, I shared a HAUL. I actually purchased these products and started using them before that post went up, so I’ve had plenty of time to test all these products out and form opinions on them. Keep reading to see which products I liked and which ones were a bust! Side Note: I love watching Haul videos on YouTube, but hate when … Continue reading Hauled it…how was it?
Claims –Non-drying formula –Cleanses and captures impurities –Evens skintone –Leave skin feeling clean, soft, and comforted Price –$6.50 at Ulta –$6.59 at Target –$12.99 at Walgreens –$8.67 at Wal Mart –1.7 oz Pros –Affordable –Easily accessible –Good ingredients i.e. titanium dioxide –Didn’t leave skin feeling dry or stripped –Skin felt soft and supple after use –Quality packaging –Lots of product for the price Cons –Not … Continue reading Mask Monday: LOreal Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort