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

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: 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

Mask Monday: LOreal Pure-Clay Clear & Comfort

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

Aveeno MaxGlow Infusion Drops

Claims –Lit-from-within glow –Even skin tone & texture –Moisturizes for a full 48 hours Price –$19.99 at Ulta –$17.99 at Target –$23.99 at Walgreens –$17.95 at Wal Mart –$3.99 trial size available at Ulta Pros –Mini option available to try –Non-comedogenic –Paraben free –Phthalate free –Pretty packaging –Multi-use product (can use alone or mixed with other products) –Smells good –Made my skin glow –Easily accessible … Continue reading Aveeno MaxGlow Infusion Drops

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

Beauty Busts 2018

Because not every product is a winner MAKEUP —Tarte Shape Tape Foundation (Hydrating) :: I wasn’t impressed with the coverage or the shade. You can read my full review here. —Urban Decay Velvetizer :: Andrea Matilliano recommened this and said it made her skin look flawless and blurred. Umm sign me up! I believe her, but it was just too cakey on my dry skin. … Continue reading Beauty Busts 2018