FIRST IMPRESSION ON SOME AMIKA PRODUCTS
Today I wanted to share a little first impressions on the repair shampoo and conditioner and the reset exfoliating jelly shampoo from @amika A little background on my hair: I have very oily hair and I usually have to wash my hair every other day even if I use dry shampoo. Before quarantine I would use heat on my hair at least 5 times a week so my hair is pretty damaged. I have always used shampoo and conditioner from Walmart or target never thought there was a reason to buy more expensive hair products. Which now I can see the difference after using these products. - - - Reset exfoliating jelly shampoo ($25): so far I really like this product. I have never used a scalp scrub ever so this was new to me. Because my hair is so oily I thought using this would help get all the dirt and build up out of my hair which it did. I would use once a week or every two weeks. - - - Repair shampoo and conditioner (full size $22): so far I really like them. The shampoo lathered really well and my hair felt very clean. The conditioner was nice and left my hair really soft. - - - Overall I really liked these products. I love the packaging and they have the typical amika scent which I love and need it in a candle. I used these products on Thursday and my hair didn’t get oily until Sunday which is crazy to me sense I usually have to wash my hair every other day.
amika:-Reset Exfoliating Jelly Shampoo
Kylie skin vanilla milk toner
By far my favorite product from the collection! This is a alcohol free toner which we love for $22. This toner is to replenish, smooth, tone and to restore the skins natural hydration. The packaging is so pretty of course. This has a light vanilla scent that I really like but I also think it smells like coconut too. - - - Key Ingredients- Apple fruit extract which is an antioxidant to help improve the look of the skin. Squalene to help restore the skins barrier. avocado and apricot kernel oil which are emollients that help restore hydration, soothe and soften the skin. Sodium Hyaluronate which is a concentration of hyaluronic acid that helps to plump and hydrate the skin. Jojoba seed oil which helps condition the skin with a weightless feel. - - - How I use this product is i put some of the product into the palm of my hand and massage it into my skin. You can use a cotton round but the cotton round soaks up a lot of the product and I think it’s just a waste. My skin is left very glowy and hydrated.
KYLIESKIN-Vanilla Milk Toner
The Ordinary 10% Niacinamide + zinc 1%
Niacinamide is great for reducing oil and sebum production in the skin. Niacinamide is also a brightening agent which will help calm down redness and irritation in the skin. The zinc will also help reduce redness and ideation in the skin. - I like to use this product a couple times a week. After using this product for about 4 months I have seen less redness in my skin. This product really helps my acne scars and I notice that the spots go away within a couple of days. I’m almost out of this product and I already have a back up.
The Ordinary-Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Fourth Ray Face Milks
These are like a light moisturizer/ serum. I like to mix these in with my moisturizer for some extra hydration. Sometimes I like using these as a makeup primer because it lays under makeup very well. My favorites are chamomile, avocado, and coconut!!
Fourth Ray-Coconut Face Milk
Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA exfoliating glow facial
This mask has a jelly like texture. The mask is a blend of 20% fruit based AHAs and 5% willow bark based BHAs. They use naturally derived AHAs to exfoliate the skin, reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, improve overall skin tone and texture. The willow bark extract is to clarify and minimize the appearance of pores. Aloe Vera gel is used as a cooling gel base that provides a gentle hydration. - I leave this mask on for no longer than 10 minutes. After I take the mask off my skin is bright red but after a while my skin isn’t red anymore. Which is weird because when the mask is on it doesn’t feel like it’s burning or tingling. I really like the texture of the mask. The mask also has a light rose scent, personally in the scent does not bother me. I have used this mask for about 2 months and I have already seen changes in my skin. The biggest change that I have seen is my skin is not as red. - This product is also vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and the packaging is recyclable.
HERBIVORE-Prism 20% AHA + 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial