Showing posts with label sensitive skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sensitive skin. Show all posts

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Dry Skin Saviours: Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil

If you have dry skin, you're probably not stranger to using oils (and if you are, what are you doing?? Get on the train). The Josie Maran 100% Pure Argan Oil was the very first oil that I used on my face and I've been obsessed ever since.

My favourite way to use this product is to mix in 2-3 drops into my daily moisturizer to add extra hydration. I've also applied it directly onto dry patches. It also works wonderfully on hair, cuticles and basically any dry area on your skin that needs some help.

It has basically no scent, doesn't irritate my sensitive skin and doesn't break me out. Sound like a miracle product yet? It should, cause it pretty much is.

Yes, it's on the pricier side of things, but you're getting a very high quality product and you can honestly feel the difference it makes in your skin, so for that, I can justify the splurge.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Dry Skin Saviours: La Roche Posay

As you all know, I have very dry skin which means I'm always testing out new products that may make my skincare journey a little bit more comfortable. I decided since I'm always testing out new products that I'll be sharing the best of the best of them weekly with you all, so those of you struggling with dry skin like me know what really works.

If you have extremely dry skin like me, you know that the only thing that can soothe it is a thick, balm-like cream, which is what I found when I tried out the Lipikar Baume AP+ and the Nutritic Intense Riche creams from La Roche Posay.

Now, let's keep it short and sweet because I could rave about these products all day.

The Lipikar Baume AP+ is a must have when your skin is having bad flare ups of dryness and just generally freaking out. This cream is thick but comfortable; your skin doesn't feel like it's suffocating under it. It also soothes any itchiness which is so relieving.
The Nutritic Intense Riche tells you all you need to know just in the name. It's a very rich, intensely moisturizing cream that is basically a thick, balm-like consistency. I only like to use this one at night because it is very heavy feeling and you may look a bit shiny while it's on. You really know your skin is getting the nourishment it needs with this one.

I also needed to give a shoutout to my new holy grail, the Micellar Water for Sensitive Skin. When my skin is having a particular tough time or if I use a product that doesn't quite agree with my skin, I tend to get dryness, flaking and sensitivity on my eyelids, which obviously isn't a great mix with eyeshadow. This Micellar water is super gentle, while still r
emoving all my eye makeup, waterproof or not.

The Bottom Line: 
If you struggle with dry skin, definitely pick up these products from La Roche Posay. You will not be disappointed. I know this brand also makes products targetted towards mature skin, acne prone skin, etc. so even if you're not dry, take a look through their selection. I'm really loving these products.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Review: Acure Aromatherapeutic Moroccan Argan Oil

My skin is going through a phase. It is drier than the desert in July and I've been trying my best to rehydrate it, which means I've tested out a TON of products in the past couple weeks, which of course I will review for you all. Today we're talking about the  Aromatherapeutic Moroccan Argan Oil from Acure, in the rose scent.

I am someone who swears by oils. Be it for my skin or my hair, I'm a huge believer in the benefits of using an oil to solve any of your dryness issues. This oil is a nice one. While it is argan oil, I find it has a subtle citrusy lemongrass scent (even though it says that it's rose scented!)

Alright so let's talk about what makes this oil great;

  • Lightweight and quickly absorbed
  • Multipurpose: works great in hair, on cuticles, and on any dry areas of the skin
  • Scent is subtle and fades away after a while 
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Organic, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Sulfate Free and Paraben Free
Honestly this is great stuff to have in your stash because of the versatility of it, I use it on my cuticles before doing my nails, I mix it into my moisturizer to add extra moisture and I use it in the tips of my hair as well for added softness. It's also great on dry elbows, knees and heels. 

Highly recommend this (and I believe it's quite affordable too! around $13).

(Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. As always, all opinions are 100% my own) 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Foundation Review Friday: Covergirl 'Clean' Foundation for Sensitive Skin

This product is such a throwback for me. Covergirl's 'Clean' Foundation for Sensitive skin is the first foundation I ever purchased back when I was in high school and just getting into wearing makeup. Of course, this is a new bottle but using it brings back the memories.

From what I've seen at the drugstore, they're repackaged this foundation, so it doesn't look like this anymore. The print on the front of the bottle is now a lighter green but it's still in the same glass bottle.

The Claims

  • Lightweight
  • Unscented
  • Oil-free
  • Soothes redness
  • Moisturizes dryness
  • Does not irritate skin or clog pores

The Results

  • This foundation was very lightweight on the skin but it also gave light coverage
  • As claimed, it is unscented
  • I didn't notice any irritation or break outs caused from this foundation
  • I did not find it to be moisturizing nor drying; it kind of just sat on top of my skin 
  • I found that it would cling to any dry patches on my skin
  • Even though it gave very light coverage, it applied pretty streaky on my skin when I used a brush. Definitely opt for a Beauty Blender for this. 
  • I can't really say it "soothed" any redness, but it covered it up well
  • The bottle of this foundation is the worst! It has no dropper or pump, so you have to pour it out, however it is a fairly thick product, so pouring it isn't exactly easy...

The Verdict 

I found that for a light coverage foundation, this was not easy to work with. It took a lot of effort for it to look natural on me. I was pretty disappointed because it wasn't as good as I remembered it being back in the day, but then again, I've tried so many awesome foundations since then.

I'm not sure if it's been reformulated since the packaging has changed, but I don't believe it has. Overall, I don't think it's the best foundation out there. However, I do highly recommend the pressed powder that goes with this. It has been one of my holy grail powders ever since I first tried it and I have repurchased it many times!