Today I am posting a skincare review as a recommendation to my friend Janica, who asked me to recommend a good moisturizer. I am going an extra mile though and reviewing the products in detail in case others find it useful too.
Recommending a skin product is always a tricky thing to do, as you all know, not one of us has the same skin and as a result what works for me might not work for you and vice versa.
However there are some products that seem to return outstanding feedback each time you recommend them, so you start to think they are worth a try!
I am starting by recommending Kiehl's products because in addition of having a great quality/value rate, they will offer the advantage of trying the products without too much commitment to start with. Kiehl's has a worldwide policy that allows you to get a full refund or exchange a product within 30 days. Hence if you buy something, try it and it doesn't work you get another try another product of your voice in their range or you get your money back, no loss!
The first recommendation I'll make for Janica is the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This is an incredible product. It's a concentrated oil that feels incredible, here is why I think it's a good choice to add to her skin routine.
1) It smells amaizing!
I know it seems unimportant at first glance but it is a great bonus. The fact it smells so good will encourage you to stick to using it!
Believe me, you'll be looking forward to applying it because it just feels like you are in spa before you go to bed!
Be warned: this thing is addictive regardless of how lazy you are to carry on a skin routine (thinking of myself here! I'm terrible!).
2) It's a quality product created with natural oils!
It gets absorbed instantly and just feeds your skin with the right stuff while you sleep, helping it to do a better job at regenerating itself during the night.
3) it's a product for all ages and all skin types.
It leaves no oily residue and it does not break you out even if you have oily skin.
The second one is the Powerful-Strength Line-reducing concentrate. It's a creamy serum. You can use it night and day to bring extra hydration and heal your skin.
I use it as a moisturizer on it's own but if you feel the need you can add a targeted moisturizer on top. Like an anti-age cream if your skin is more mature, a balancing moisturizer to fight breakouts or even a calming cream if you have sensitive skin.
The oil above is an amazing multitasker. It's super hydrating and smells very luxurious and elegant. The other bonus is that it lasts forever since you only use a very small quantity of product at a time.
- use it overnight as a mask before washing it the next day
- on wet hair before drying it to protect and condition the hair
On the body:
- after the shower before drying my skin.
On the face:
- as a mask before a shower or even better in the bath.
There are 3 versions of this:
Sébium (green) mixt and greasy skin
Créaline (pink) sensitive skin
Hydrabio (blue) dehydrated sensitive skin
It's just gentle but efficient and good for your skin.
I can't explain: my skin is just better since I use this to take my make off and to clean my skin in the morning.
I have been to Lush today and that is a great epic moment for me! I tend to do a big haul around this time of the year so that I can get both the Christmas and Halloween specials in addition to the main line favorites.
I basically do a group buy once a year and then during the year, I'll just buy the odd thing that catches my eye.
I hope you like it !
Aujourd'hui c'était le jour J: j'ai fait mon achat groupé de fin d'année chez Lush!
Habituellement j'y vais une fois par an pour profiter des spéciaux de noël et de Halloween puis pendant le reste de l'année je prends seulement ce qui me tente pour essayer de nouveaux produits ou bien pour remplacer les favorits dans la ligne permanente.
J'espère que vous aimerez :)
Hoy fue un día especial ya que fue el día en que hize mi grande compra anual en Lush.
Yo suelo hacer una compra grande por esta época de modo a poder aprovechar los especiales de Halloween y Navidad, y luego, durante el año, solo compro puntualmente en la linia permanente o productos nuevos que me llamen la atención.
A mi me gustan especialmente los productos de baño en Lush, es que simplemente no he encontrado otros que me gusten tanto en la misma gama de precios.
¡Espero que os guste mi selección!
Un saludo especial a Ana y Miriam que fueron simplemente perfectas y hicieron que pasara un super momento con ellas en la tienda.
I have been invited to the Benefit preview at Sephora Triangle to discover their Christmas specials in Avant-Première. I am super excited to see what they have brought to our side of the pond as the sets I have seen in YouTube have me and the whole blogosphere quite interested!
I know I am veeeeeeeereery late on this one as it is a total cult within the blogosphere and YouTube beauty gurus out there. However I have to confess I tend to scare away from trying anything that is going through a big buzz out there because I end up putting my expectations so high I almost always end up disappointed. What I generally do is simple: I wait... Patiently!
Here is the idea behind holding back: if it's just a fashion it fades and if it is a truly amazing product it stays!
Bioderma was in vogue for two trends: the whole "eau micellaire" hype and then the amazing capacity to transform your skin gently.
I had tried other cleansing waters and although I like the refreshing feeling of the water I wasn't really impressed with the efficiency or even the effects on my skin. Hence why I let it to rest for a while longer before hitting the counter and getting it!
With summer my skin gets really sensitive and reactive, the heat makes me sweat wich is good to eliminate toxins but when it comes to my skin it just ends up in at terrible state: dry but prone to blemishes and very, very sensitive ! T.T
As I was in France recently and saw a discount on the green Bioderma (the one for greasy and combination skin) I decided to give it a good try!
Well guys, hats up, down and center: it is AMAZING!
I saw a difference on my first application! My skin felt refreshed and soothed almost instantly. My blemishes (which were very sore!!) just seemed to calm down on each application and started fading away!
For a few days I kept applying it morning and evening and if I felt a sore blemish or if it was very warm, I'd just pat my skin with some more on a cotton pad.
My skin is calmer and softer. And the blemishes seem to be less frequent and less active.
It's definitely a thumbs up!!
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