I’ve been using cleansing balms in my skincare regimen for over five years now. Using a balm for your cleansing step can simply be an alternative or preference to cream cleansers as they can remove every trace of makeup in one cleanse and give your skin a boost of nourishment. However, I tend to reach for them when I want to take a little more time cleansing my skin. I use
When my skin is looking parched or fatigued, I love an overnight sleeping mask to turn things around. I use them once or twice a week when my face needs a drink of moisture. These are my favorites in my rotation. Combined with a good night’s sleep, I wake up with plump, moisturized, and hydrated skin. Super Facialist Probiotic Overnight Skin Recovery Cream – I used this last winter
It’s not that any of these are bad products, just disappointing in my opinion either in application or they were too expensive to justify. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair – I regret buying this because frankly, I just don’t understand the hype. It’s a longstanding best seller and I’m sure that it has benefits but I didn’t notice any compared to my medical grade serums and some drug store serums
Lanolips Hand Cream Intense & Lip Balm Touting the moisturizing properties of Lanolin, this Australian based company has some winning products. Recently, I picked up a few items to try from Nordstrom. -Rose Hand Cream Intense -101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm -Lemonaid Lip Treatment What it claims to do? Rose Hand Cream moisturizes dry hands and nails. 101 Ointment claims 101 uses including dry cuticles, cracked heels, dry nasal passages,
BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette – Magnet Eyes 3 Rich, luxurious, buttery shadows. I’m in love with the many unique shades included in this palette. Limited edition, available online for a jaw-dropping price as is the case with all BY TERRY products. BY TERRY is a cruelty-free brand and does not test on animals. BY TERRY Eye Designer Palette Ombre Blackstar “Color-Fix” Cream Eyeshadow in Brown Perfection Cream eye
NIP + FAB Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Facial Pads What it claims to do? “Radiance-boosting pads, soaked in exfoliating glycolic acid (2.8%) retexture + resurface skin whilst witch hazel helps to tone. This moisturising formula with hyaluronic acid + soothing blue daisy helps to reveal brighter + smoother looking skin.” Do I agree? Yes. This pad is mild enough for daily use and it’s a good product for beginners
Tata Harper skincare is 100% natural and non-toxic. Products are made on her rural Vermont farm and are cruelty-free. Tata Harper Moisturizing Mask What it claims to do? “This rich mask treatment provides maximum hydration and long-lasting moisture to even the most dehydrated, stressed skin. This treatment helps protect skin from moisture loss, delivering a dramatically replenished feel and restoring a dewy luminosity.” Do I agree? Yes. It contains Hyaluronic Acid
ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream Supreme ULTRA RETEXTURIZING HYDRATOR What it claims to do? That’s quite a name! ReVive states “this powerful perfecting night cream gently exfoliates, retextures, renews and intensely moisturizes facial skin. Its unique formula works overtime as you sleep, to help eradicate imperfections and visibly diminish fine lines, for a morning awakening to hydrated, glowing, more beautiful skin.” Do I agree? Yes. I’ve been using this
If you’re in the market for travel rollers, I recommend these, T3 Voluminous Hot Rollers. You get eight (4 x 1.75″ rollers and 4 x 1.50″) flocked rollers packed in a black travel case. They heat up quickly and provide body and bouncy curls on the go. Available at Sephora.
ColourPop Cosmetics What it claims to do? Los Angeles based ColourPop “specialize in making killer makeup in every shade imaginable at prices everyone can afford. That’s why all of our products have luxury formulas at prices that won’t break the bank.” Do I agree? Yes. ColourPop has an amazing color selection and a wide range of quality cosmetics. The single shadows pots and Lippie Stix are only $5.00 each.