My Beauty Favorites — Week of June 26 – July 2, 2017

I can’t believe it’s already July!  This year is flying by so fast.

My favorites this week are products for the face and body that smell great and hydrate so well.  They include rosewater toner and exfoliators, a Vitamin C peel, gentle skin bath products and sweet smelling body products.

 

Gülsha – Ultimate Rosewater ($20 USD) — gülsha Ultimate Rosewater, produced drop by drop by the gentle steam distillation of fresh rose petals in pure copper alembics, is more than a rosewater. Usually, rosewater is a by-product of rose essential oil distillation. By keeping the valuable rose essential oil, gülsha has created the Ultimate Rosewater which contains all the vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids of the precious rosa damascena flower.

Gülsha – Purifying Rose Dust ($20 USD) — enhances the cleansing ritual with this gentle-yet-powerful cleanser and manual scrub you can use daily without irritation. The sulfate-free formula dissolves dirt and everyday impurities. Unique dried rose buds powder based formula activates upon contact with water, releasing mild cleansing surfactants that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. Thanks to pure rosa damascena essential oil with its anti-ageing properties and the toxin absorption capacity of pink clay, the skin is visibly soft, fresh and luminous.

What I think: I use these together by adding the rosewater to the rose dust.  It creates a paste.  I then add a bit of water to get a foam and massage into my face.  Once I rinse it off, my face feels really soft.  I also use the rosewater as a toner afterwards.  It has a very strong scent, but the rose dust is softly scent, which I like.

Purchase at http://www.bigelowchemists.com

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel

The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel ($23 USD) –The Vitamin C Glow Revealing Liquid Peel specifically targets pollutants that are left sitting on the skin at the end of the day. This transforming gel-to-peel texture peels away dull, tired city skin for a happy healthy glow. The PH of the gel helps to release surface cells.  Contains our most potent Camu Camu Berry. 60 times more Vitamin C concentration than an orange!

What I think:  This peel is really fun to use.  Apply 1-2 pumps to the face then massage it in for about 20 seconds.  The dead skin comes off with the clumps of peel and leaves my skin so soft afterwards.  It smells really bright and cleans.

Purchase at http://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Bath Milk ($15, on sale for $9) — Formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier with a delicate yet decadent blend of natural oils, this creamy bath milk gently cleanses, soothes and reduces the sensation of tight, itchy dry skin. Enriched with almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream ($5, on sale for $3) — Soothe as you cleanse with this gentle, soap-free shower gel – specially formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH. This gentle formula won’t strip your skin of moisture. Enriched with organic almond milk from Spain and Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, Almond Milk & Honey is specially formulated for sensitive, dry skin.

What I think:  I love the scent of these bath products!  The Bath Milk bubbles nicely and soothes irritated skin.  The shower cream is also really gentle on the skin.  I love that the ingredients are natural, too.

Available at http://www.thebodyshop.com/en-us

Zoella Beauty Bath Latte ($8.95 USD) — Indulge in Zoella’s Bath Latte, a deliciously scented, creamy bath and shower milk. Enriched with nourishing sweet almond, cacao and honey, it will leave your skin feeling beautifully soft, silky and smelling totally irresistible.

Zoella Beauty Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer ($7.95 USD) — This irresistible macaroon scented Zoella Le Fizz Fragranced Bath Fizzer will transform your bath into an indulgent experience.

Zoella Beauty Life is Sweet Cosmetic Bag ($9.95 USD) — Zoella’s Life is Sweet cute little coin purse to keep all your beauty essentials safe on the go.

What I think: The packaging of these products are really fun.   The bath latte smells yummy and makes skin so soft.  The bath fizzer bar is ingenious, but it doesn’t really fizz much.  You have to hold it under running water, and it fizzes a little.  And the cosmetic bag is cute, perfect for small makeup items.

Available at Ulta and http://www.ulta.com

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