My Beauty Favorites — Week of February 1-7, 2016
Happy Superbowl Sunday! Are you watching the big game? I am until Downton Abbey comes on!
I thought I would take a break from the action and look back on my favorite beauty products I’ve tried this week. I love trying new products!
My faves this week include a rich facial moisturizer, a skin smoother, a classic balm, and a long-lasting brow gel
Skin Authority Ultra Rich Moisturizer ($55 USD) — The natural botanicals of Aloe, Mango, Cranberry, Bergamot, Shea butter, and Safflower moisturize while helping to soothe irritation and calm puffiness for skin that appears soft, bright, and luminous. Helps skin feel moist and more hydrated without feeling greasy. Contains no parabens, AHAs, dyes, added fragrances, or animal testing.
What I think: This is a natural moisturizer that both soothes and moisturizes. I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t irritate it at all. I love that is goes on smoothly and doesn’t feel greasy at all. By morning, my skin is soft and ready for the day!
Purchase at http://www.skinauthority.com
DDF Micro-Derma Crystals Polishing Gel ($50 USD) — Restore a youthful appearance at any age by repairing damage at the skin’s surface. One of the most popular in-office treatments is the microdermabrasion. Typically performed by skilled estheticians, these skin sluffing procedures of rejuvenation are usually conducted over a lunch break. Treat yourself to an at-home experience with this unique polishing gel. The self-warming formula uses an exothermic reaction to help open pores and exfoliate dead skin cells and debris to even skin tone and texture.
What I think: I like this exfoliator. I do have sensitive skin, so I gently exfoliate with it and rinse it right off. And, it doesn’t seem to irritate my skin. I like to exfoliate twice a week, and this really keeps my skin smooth and soft!
Available at http://www.ddfskincare.com.
Bag Balm On-the-Go Tube — Since 1899, this ointment has been the farmer’s friend helping keep dairy cows from becoming chapped from the harsh Vermont environment. This product works hard all year round – and works well. For chapped conditions & superficial abrasions. Contains lanolin and stays on to provide moisturizing & softening. Contains no alcohol.
What I think: My family used to always have a tin of this in our home. We did have some farm animals, but we used it on our dry skin, too. The scent reminds me of that time! Not only does it smell the same, it also still works well on dry cuticles, elbows etc. The new tube is great for taking on the go.
Purchase at mass market retailers near you
Westmore Lasting Effects Brow Gel ($25, $22.78 on QVC.com) — is formulated with Permafix Technology and Brow Fiber Complex, which help create the appearance of natural-looking brows that last. The blend of hair-like fibers and specially treated pigments are designed to fasten onto skin and hair, creating transfer-proof and budge-proof coverage. Application has never been easier, thanks to the Spoolie Brow Perfector Brush for filling and defining.
What I think: This is a quick and easy way to achieve long-lasting brows. Just brush on and it once it dries, it will stay on all day. It comes in three shades; Blond, Brunette and Dark Brunette.
Purchase at http://www.qvc.com
My Beauty Favorites — Week of January 4-10, 2015
This week, it has grown colder in Kansas City. It really feels like winter now! Since I have been staying inside, I have been trying various fun new products!
I have been loving a cleansing foam, an acne treatment, a flawless foundation, a breath drop and lip balm combo, and a cool new toothbrush:
Lumene’s Bright Touch Refreshing Cleansing Foam ($10.99 at CVS, 5.1 fl. oz.) — Hydrating and caring cleansing foam for gentle yet efficient cleansing of makeup and impurities. Leaves skin perfectly clean, soft and balanced. Detoxifying, unique arctic cloudberry nectar helps to boost your skin’s natural radiance.
What I think: I am loving this gentle cleanser. It foams nicely, but doesn’t dry out my skin at all. It’s great to use day or night before my serums and lotions. I also love how affordable it is.
Purchase at CVS stores and other mass market retailers
DDF Acne Control Treatment ($46 USD) — A night treatment that fights, controls, and normalizes acne. Contains the Clarifying Neutralizing Complex with skin conditioners and glycerin that moisturize to soothe skin and restore balance. Salicylic Acid helps keep pores clear and helps fights and prevent blemishes for restored clarity. Non-comedogenic and paraben-free.
- Fights and controls acne
- Helps keep pores clear
- Soothes and restores clarity
What I think: I get occasional breakouts, and when I do this is the perfect product to use. It is great on my pores and any area that I am experiencing a breakout in. In the morning, my skin feels smoother and looks clearer.
Purchase at http://www.ddfskincare.com
Smashbox Liquid Halo Foundation ($42 USD) — Bring on the flawless! The first-ever foundation with 100% Liquid Light Technology completely evens out skin for a totally natural, luminous finish. (Think gel-covered pigments that mimic photo filters to blur imperfections.)
Created in Smashbox studios, this HD formula was developed to keep up with advancing photo technology by giving you flawless coverage that’s undetectable to the naked eye.
• Works with all undertones
• Buildable sheer-to-medium coverage
• Sweat and humidity resistant
Kissamint ($19.50 USD each) — Conveniently packaged together for the first time ever, Kissamint combines a luxe conditioning gloss with breath freshening drops so you are ready for anything. Available in a sheer (Miss Independamint) or tinted lip gloss (Spearamint Ur Ex), lips stay hydrated and breath is fresh so you will never be caught unprepared again!
What I think: I have never tried a product like this before, it is such an original idea! I love the Miss Independamint, because the balm is sheer and the drops are peppermint. The Spearamint Ur Ex would be great for going out. The color is a sheer red and it would be nice to have the drops when you meet new people!
Available at http://www.kissamint.com
Evolve Toothbrush ($15 USD) — Created with a patented Triple Flexing brush head design which helps thoroughly and easily clean surfaces of teeth and gums, especially the hard to reach areas, it’s a dramatic evolution in brush design with results that can benefit not just oral health, but overall health as well. EVOLVE toothbrush is design to work for people of all ages beginning at 6 years old. It’s fantastic for everyday use for people across all spectrums of dental needs.
It not only brushes at or below gum level, but it is a great tool for people with braces, gum problems and people with disabilities. It’s a SMART toothbrush that knows what to do even it you don’t!
What I think: I love using this toothbrush! It covers so much surface that I know that I am really getting my teeth clean! Since it is so big, it takes a bit of getting use to, but is easy to use.
Purchase at evolveoralcare.com
What are you loving this week? Leave a comment and let me know!