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I’d rather get coal than La Mer - yea really
LA MER - The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream The moisturizing cool gel cream is meant to be a “featherweight” gel moisturizer aimed at oily to combo skin that delivers soothing moisture for a refreshed hydrated feel. It’s meant to leave your skin appearing naturally vibrant and restored. Honestly, we’ll get right out the gate with me saying I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone, even if they had the coin to drop. At the $180 price tag for the smallest full size version the ingredient list doesn’t wow me. Especially for oily, combo skins, this contains so many essential oils, I can see this causing some sensitivity issues or unwanted breakouts. This product isn’t for me. I’m dry and dehydrated but this doesn’t feel like it provides even an ounce of moisture. It just leaves a veil of silicone over the skin and calls it a day. I was left feeling tight and itchy after using this product. It’s fragranced. That’s a no for me. It contains alcohol, another no. 1/5 stars. Far too expensive for what this is doesn’t moisturize, it coats, and it even only JUST BARELY does that.
LA MER-The Eye Concentrate
Apa Lip Loofah - way too hyped
apa - LIP LOOFAH I remember reading about this product in some magazine or blog article as a celebrity favorite and I can’t even lie I was sold on that fact. The apa lip loofah is a lip scrub that uses sugar and walnut shell powder as it’s main exfoliating ingredients. It promises to leave lips soft, supple, exfoliated, soothed, and moisturized. Here is my issue with this lip scrub, it doesn’t do a great job at actually scrubbing. I feel like this scrub isn’t densely packed enough with scrubbing particles and contains far too much of the moisturizing base so you get a whole lot of oils and butters but not a lot of scrubbing action. At $18 this is not cheap and to be honest you’d be better off with making your own scrub at home with coconut or olive oil and sugar. Because of that I can’t recommend this product to anyone looking for an effective lip scrub. I’ve given it some extra star points for how moisturizing this feels and how nice the packaging is but it doesn’t perform as well as I’d hope. 2/5 stars I love the packaging and how moisturizing this is but it doesn’t do what it says on the tin which is scrub your lips.
Tonymoly Sheet Masks - they’re alright
TONYMOLY - I'm Real Honey Sheet Mask I’ll start out by saying, not all of these masks are silicone free. So if you’re sensitive like me, be aware and check the label of each variety of this face mask before you buy and slap it on your face (I’ve made this mistake). Sheet masks are extended delivery systems for essences targeting specific skin issues, mine are dryness and dehydration so that’s what these masks particularly focus on. They’re meant to plump, hydrate, and moisturize the skin leaving it refreshed and softened. These masks are a cheaper material that years easily unfortunately and the essence is on the watery side. I’ve used 3 other varieties of this mask and I think they’re fun to wear, they feel like a nice self care step, but I don’t see much more of an improvement over manually patting in multiple layers of a hydrating toner. What I will say is, they’re inexpensive, available in a wide range of skin issues, and they’re hygienic which makes them shareable. What I love them for is get togethers. There is something so nice about cracking open a bottle of wine and watching a tv show or movie with a friend while sheet masking. A moisturizer mask for me and a skin clearing mask for them perhaps. That’s the beauty of them, you can inexpensively cater to any skin issue, even if your skin is having a momentary lapse in dryness, you don’t need a whole bottle of a moisturizing essence maybe, maybe you just need it for the night. Because they’re so inexpensive I recommend these to anyone as long as they check the ingredient label for sensitivities, to enjoy for fun. I would not recommend this to anyone looking for serious results in skin improvement. 3/5 stars. Fun, inexpensive, but if you’re looking for results it’s best to invest in something stronger.
TONYMOLY-I'm Real Aloe Mask Sheet
Eve Lom Cleanser - eehhhhhhhhhhhhh
EVE LOM - EVE LOM Cleanser This is a balm cleanser that promises to decongest, exfoliate, tone, soothe, and deep cleanse. Sephora suggests this cleanser for those with uneven skin tone, fullness, uneven texture, acne, and blemishes. The texture is quite stiff and waxy when it’s in solid form and melts down to a thicker oil texture. Unfortunately I’m thinking the cocoa seed butter has separated in my pot and balled back up which makes it appear disgusting and makes the melting process a little difficult so be advised if you’re in a warmer climate that if your balm melts down it may solidify back in this manner. I’m quite torn on this product. Ive used about half of the jar and I think this leaves your skin so soft and supple feeling BUT, I’m not a fan of how scented this is. It’s scented with essential oils which is problematic for sensitive and reactive skin types so I can’t say I agree with its recommendation for those with acne prob skin. I’m also not a fan of the fact that the first ingredient is a wax. I do think it performs well but I prefer a cleansing balm that rinses clean with just water and doesn’t need the help of a cloth. This product comes with a cloth to aid removal but I think it’s just such a pain to have to use one. I think if you are into luxe, thick, oils to remove your makeup and don’t mind removing with a hot cloth this is gorgeous. Otherwise, the price tag of $80 would deter me from recommending this to anyone else. There are much less expensive products that have better ingredients, less irritants, emulsify and remove better and perform the same. 3/5 stars. It performs as it should but I think it’s overpriced for what it is.
EVE LOM-EVE LOM Cleanser
Lilfox Miami Kalahari Brightening Eye Serum
*product not listed in catalogue Another product discovered through a Beauty Heroes monthly box. I’m personally so avoidant of eye products, serums, creams, gels, as I’m extremely prone to milia and would understandably like to avoid that at all costs. So I approached this eye product with apprehension, used once every 3 nights for a couple weeks, then increased frequency until I reached a nightly basis. This “serum” is an oily texture, I usually associate serums with products that are thinner and sink in and oils are oils but being a very thin oil, I’ll accept it as a serum category and move on. It sinks in quickly and doesn’t leave the eye area feeling too greasy, that being said, idk if I’d ever recommend using it during the day (idk how it interacts with concealer under the eyes because I don’t conceal my dark circles) I love and hate the delivery system. The rollerball feels great but I can’t tell if that’s a surefire way to contaminate the rest of your product, so I’m pretty meh on that. Honestly I didn’t see much of anything happen when I used this product. I don’t feel like it brightened my under eye area or make it appear more firm or lifted or anything. It didn’t give me milia and for that I commend it. There isn’t much more to say about that. It’s $68 for 10 ml and didn’t do anything for me. For that I can’t recommend it for anything more than moisturization purposes and even then I’m sure you could find that in a much less expensive product. You’d really have to love the brand or ingredients list to pick this up. 2/5 stars - amazing ingredients, love the brand, iffy on the rollerball, didn’t do anything.
Fitglow Beauty Redness Rescue Cream
*product not listed in catalogue Fitglow Beauty is a high end clean beauty brand that offers ridiculously expensive but effective skincare and makeup items for all skin types. Their redness rescue cream was included in a Beauty Heroes box last year along with their Cloud Cream moisturizer (which was amaaazzzinnngg btw) and I used it to completion. This is a supplemental moisturizer, meaning you can layer this on top of your skincare as a primer of sorts before makeup application, that is meant to reduce the appearance of redness by veiling your skin with a hint of green tint. The cream is medium weight, definitely has some body to it as you can see it holds its shape when first pumped and does leave a noticeable green tint that I find blends in naturally but not completely, a bonus if you actually want to color correct. I do find that this isn’t the lightest cream on the market, it does leave a slightly tacky moisturizer feeling so if you like your moisturizers to sink in and completely disappear this wouldn’t be for you. I do find that this product does mask redness under makeup and made concealing the veins around my nose less challenging. That being said I feel like at the price point, $69, it’s just not reasonable. It serves two functions, light moisturization and light color correcting, I don’t think that merits the price tag even with its stellar ingredient list. Personally I’d prefer to spend more on my moisturizer and less on my color corrector, get a moisturizer that does more for my skin and leave the correcting to my makeup bits. I love a multipurpose product but this just seems overpriced to me. Saying that, I can see how if you suffer from ALL OVER redness on your face you may find this to be a product much more attractive to you than I did. would recommend for those with all over redness, in need of light moisturizing that doesn’t mind a slightly tacky feel on the face in a pruning product. wouldn’t recommend to anyone else 3/5 - love the ingredients and the brand but it’s just not 4 me
Krave Oat So Simple Moisturizer
I’ve been using the @kravebeauty* Oat So Simple moisturizer and it’s really nice 🥰 It’s a gel-cream formula that’s lightweight but also great at moisturizing. I still need to add on a little something extra after since my skin has been really dry lately. ✌🏻 *=Gifted
Krave-Oat So Simple Water Cream