🇨🇦 makeup + skincare enthusiast find me on ig @girlseeksglow
The lightest sleeping mask!
Ok so I’ve been using this baby for several weeks now and can not put it down! It’s a gel-water cream texture, extremely lightweight, non-greasy, but very hydrating. My skin feels plumped and rejuvenated when waking up in the morning. Definitely excellent for winter skin! The 65% rice extract is moisturizing and brightening but it’s also chock full of niacinimide and nourishing oils too. I don’t find the need to layer it with any other moisturizers on my normal skin. But it plays well with serums and toners underneath so I’m sure you could! The price is right too - super affordable ($20-something CAD) and it’ll go a long way. Plus you can always find it on some type of deal as well. Definitely recommend.
COSRX-Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask
Baby got PHAt
This mask surprised me - at first I really wasn’t a fan cause I wasn’t sure it was doing anything at all. But the trick is to use two full pumps and really massage it in. I get a VERY slight tingle and a bit of a plumped up glow after using it. It’s got PHA which is explained as a gentler version of AHA - so perfect for sensitive skin types. I think this is great as a brightening mask but isn’t a hardcore exfoliator. If you don’t have sensitive skin I’m not sure this’ll be enough for you as an exfoliant. But as an extra boost once in a while in addition to regular exfoliation (not in the same day necessarily lol) I’m loving it. She pricey though - I was gifted this one and I’m not sure I’d spend this much on a mask when a good exfoliating treatment will give you more bang for your buck.
OLE HENRIKSEN-PHAT Glow Facial Mask
Scrub a Dub Dub w/ Skinfix
Ok I think I’ve finally found my favourite body scrub to help with KP, general skin texture AND dryness. This baby from Skinfix is kind of unique in that you apply it to dry skin and rub it in before getting under the water to rinse it off. Hard to get used to but worth the results! It’s a potent blend of exfoliating glycolic and lactic acids and also physical bamboo polishers that works to buff away dead skin and remove any impurities! Smells a bit strange - like an acid exfoliant basically, but has no irritating added fragrance. It worked magic for me within a few uses. Feels a bit abrasive (however I like a strong body scrub) but this can be easily avoided by massaging it in extra gently. The bumps on my arms and legs are greatly reduced and remain gone as long as I use this a couple times a week. She’s not cheap but worth your pennies if you suffer from any KP or texture on your body. Will definitely be keeping this in my collection from now on!
skinfix-Resurface+ Glycolic Renewing Scrub
(FAB) Ultra Repair Cream
I’ve reintroduced this cream to my routine this winter to help with seasonal dryness. I usually use this on my body but my s/o loves it on his super dry face too. It’s the perfect balance between nourishing and hydrating without being heavy or greasy. Definitely keeps dry, itchy winter skin at bay. I’d imagine from use and have heard that this is amazing for sensitive skin as well. We loooove an unscented moisturizer. I personally prefer the tube packaging for hygienic reasons but it’s also super cute! This was the LE packaging released for Black Friday this year. Will repurchases again and again!
FIRST AID BEAUTY-Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
Strawberry Scrub Forever (cue The Beatles)
This is possibly the gentlest physical exfoliator I’ve tried thus far. I’m usually big on chemical ones but for stubborn dry and scaly patches and just an occasional morning pick me up, this baby is excellent! First of all, Fresh always nails it with the packaging for me and this is no exception. I love the simple white tube and strawberry vine design. The product squeezes out easily without being too thick OR too runny. And the product itself is divine. It’s a slightly grainy, delicious smelling-scrub that dissolves easily in warm water without being overly abrasive on the skin. It buffs away dry skin like a dream, but I probably wouldn’t use it on your face if you have active blemishes. I like to use it once a week or so in the mornings to smooth out my face! She is pretty spendy for a scrub though - I was gifted this one through Influenster and I’m not sure I find it enough of a necessity to shell out my own cash to re-up when this runs out. However, I do think it is a beautiful product and I thoroughly enjoy having it in my collection if you DID want to splurge! (Esp. if physical exfoliation is your thang)
fresh-Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
Top 3 Masks: Fresh Black Tea
Ok so, it will become well known that I love Fresh beauty as I continue to review things on here but where I think they really excel is with their MASKS. Specifically, the black tea instant perfecting mask. This is easily one of my top 3 faves because it gives immediate results. It’s cooling, soothing, and mega plumping for the skin with effects that last considerably after removing it! It’s got a complex of kombucha, black tea extract, blackberry leaf extract, and lychee leaf extract to pack a serious punch of antioxidant, anti-dullness, and complexion perfecting benefits. Plus soothing rice ferment filtrate! It’s a bit of a strange, gritty/grainy texture and feels weird to apply - almost like it’s pilling or something BUT the effects feel amazing on the face. If you have the coin to shell out (she pricey at $42CAD for only 1oz) or wait for a set that includes it, it’s definitely worth having in your collection for an instant pick me up. I love to save it for nights out or special occasions for this reason!
Laneige Cream Skin Refiner
The product: is a Refiner that is to help with deep hydration and help strengthen your skin barrier My impressions: I love this product. It’s amazing, it really just brings so much hydration to my skin. It’s looks Dewy, healthy and plump. I have noticed a different when I don’t use it and then go back. My skin is the type that needs any extra moisture I can get. I use about 2 layers of this in summer and that is plenty and about 4 in the winter because my skin goes from dry to extremely dry. How it worked for my dry skin: if you have dry skin then I think this would really help benefit you in your routine. Especially extremely dry skin like me. Length of use: months Cost: a big is $33 and I got this small for roughly $5 Recommend: yes, especially for dry skin and have been looking for a product to get some extra hydration then this is a must. Repurchase: yes... once I run out of my minis will get a big Overall rating: 5 out of 5, honestly a lot of k-beauty or small businesses have some amazing products! I definitely recommend checking out more k-beauty and small businesses LANEIGE - Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
LANEIGE-Cream Skin Toner & Moisturizer
Sugar Cookie Lip Balm
So that’s not the official flavor of this or anything but to me, Brazilian Kiss smells like sugar cookies. Butter is one of the ingredients amongst all sorts of beautiful hydrating oils. It’s very hydrating and fairly addicting. For the price of $18, this comes with twice as much as some other popular brands in the market so I definitely think it’s worth it. You can also get 3 in a pack for $40 on their site making each one even less! I have repurchased and always recommend.
SOL de Janeiro-Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter
I cannot go a day without this in the winter! It plumps, soothes, hydrates and calms all in one step. I like to do the seven akin method with this to pack in the hydration and smooth out the texture of my skin. It’s a completely underrated product that dry/dehydrated people need! PAULA'S CHOICE - Enriched Calming Toner
PAULA'S CHOICE-Enriched Calming Toner
Big Hype for this One
It’s a lightweight gel texture that still packs in a ton of hydration! It’s been forming my moms skin and it wears beautifully under my makeup. I love how Sephora has done this for their birthday gift so now I have a mini for Mexico! It’ll be perfect to use instead of Lala for the warm weatherDRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream
DRUNK ELEPHANT-Protini Polypeptide Cream
Wanna Glow like a Princess? ✨
This beautiful oil makes me feel like a beautiful princess! And I say this because the ever radiant Duchess Kate and Duchess Megan both use this pretty product! I believe in this elixir. My skin has a glow and a radiance like never before and it’s soft and supple in the morning. It soaks in so well with some patting motions and I only need about 5 drops! I highly recommend this pretty ladyBEUTI SKINCARE - Beauty Sleep Elixir
BEUTI SKINCARE-Beauty Sleep Elixir
Rose is generally in either water, oil, essence or cream and is known to provide hydration to the max, soothes the skin and is anti-inflammatory (hello pimples). I have been obsessed with rose and it’s delicate scent for as long as I can remember and adding it into my skincare is such a must! This beautiful oil doesn’t have a rose scent, but has all those beautiful properties with the bonus of vitamin c and squalane. Vitamin c is a powerful antioxidant that lightens, tightens and brightens the skin. Squalane is a natural derivative of the body’s squalene that is produced to hydrate and plump and soothe the skin. So it’s an added bonus oil to what your skin decreases producing over time. So this beautiful baby oil is the trifecta of skin goodness! She leaves me with an unmatched glow, the softest skin, and a lovely suppleness. I cannot get enough of her in my morning routine! BIOSSANCE - Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
BIOSSANCE-Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil