Lavender Sleeping Mask πŸŒ™ & Cucumber Face Wash

Herbivore Botanicals MOON FRUIT Superfruit Night Treatment not only smells like perfect lavender it also has fruit enzymes and vegan Hyaluronic Acid. This mask is similar to Kiehl’s Cilantro Anti-Pollution Mask in that when you use it at night you wake up with soft skin in the morning. The best part about this Moon Fruit mask is the experience, the lovey lilac color that sinks into your skin and night appropriate lavender smell makes for a relaxing experience. This product feels like spring in a night-time treatment and is a joy to use. I’ve had no irritation when using this product and I have super sensitive skin on my face and body.

Another herbal smelling product is Kiehl’s Cucumber Conditioning Cleanser made for dry and sensitive skin with key ingredients glycerin and cucumber extract. The scent is light on the cucumber and more of an assorted plant or herbal smell. I love how gently this face wash removes makeup and cleanses my skin without drying it.

Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser ❀

Pore Correcting & Anti-Aging Skincare ~ Instant Results!

Finding products that work for enlarged pores is sometimes difficult. Here are my recommendations:

1.) Eminence Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Concentrate –

Trust the widespread positive reviews because this concentrate works. I recommended this to an older family member with visibly large pores on her cheeks and this gets rid of it instantly and over time tightens and shrinks pores. I recommend trying this out or even seeking a sample of this product.

Mangosteen Concentrate link – http://tiny.cc/u7xbmz

2.) Pores no more primer –

This primer over the mangosteen concentrate works wonders to make pores smaller on your cheeks and nose. An added perk is that it feels silky and velvety and it does not make your skin greasy.

Primer link – http://tiny.cc/29xbmz

3.) Peter Thomas Roth Collagen Eye Cream – Anti-aging eye cream

I have been diving into Peter Thomas Roth products and loving it. I got this eye cream for my mother and she enjoys it. It helped her with plumping up the skin under her eyes. My mom also uses DERMALOGICA Biolumin-C Vitamin C Eye Serum and that product is specifically excellent at brightening dark circles. I love the brand Peter Thomas Roth so much I even ordered another type of under-eye cream for myself as well.

Pete Thomas Roth Eye Cream link – http://tiny.cc/idybmz

4.) BY TERRY Cellularose Liftessence Daily Cream –

I recently learned about the brand By Terry and now I wonder what I was doing with my life beforehand. This luxury brand makes all of its products rose-infused. I purchased the daily cream for my mom and she adores the luxuriating experience and soft spa-like rose scent of the product. She uses this face lotion after using NuFace. The results were major, she looked radiant and youthful after the treatment. See NuFace review on my blog as well.

TERRY day lotion link – http://tiny.cc/ubybmz

5.) Canadian Clay Pore Cleanser –

I received this product for free with my Sokoglam order. That’s the awesome thing about Sokoglam is that they often send full-sized products for free with your order. I love this mask because it bubbles on your face and can be used as a first or second step cleanse. The bubbles make it fun to use and the clay gets into your pores to cleanse and shrink them. It is an excellent product to use to perk up and clean your skin during the mid-week.

πŸ”Ž Ingredient Investigation & New Eye Cream

I experienced skin irritation to Burts Bees drug store eye creams and decided I needed to look into the ingredients of my skincare a little more carefully. I found Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream and decided to try it out because it is sulfate-free. The eye cream does not have a strong scent and it melts gently into my skin. After about four days of use morning and night, the irritation and milia disappeared from under my eyes!

The main ingredients are paracress extract, squalane, and marine algae complex. The ingredient list has squalane listed third. This is a good sign because typically ingredients are listed in order of the amount used in the product, highest amount of ingredient to lowest amount. The first ingredient listed is water and then Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, which is a more natural alternative to chemicals; it is an oily liquid made of palm kernel or coconut oil (source – https://cutt.ly/He976HE).

Biossance eye cream – https://cutt.ly/Le976Wt

I recommend looking into this product or in the very least being mindful of your skincare ingredients. It’s freighting to suddenly wake up to skin irritation and it is surely a wake up call to do more research. ❀

Aztec Secret Clay Mask

Have you tried this popular clay mask? I finally tried the Aztec Secret clay mask that was favored on Youtube years ago. It is an inexpensive mask made up of equal parts of clay powder and apple cider vinegar. I have liked using it on my face and body to clear up or prevent breakouts this past month. I love this mask because its both affordable and effective at drying down early breakouts. This mask also functions as a shampoo alternative. I’ve used it in my hair and it felt super soft and not stripped or dry afterwards. I plan on purchasing the Korean Exfoliating Bath Mitt Scrub Washcloth for dead skin cells on my body. I think a combination of using the exfoliating mitt and this mask will help make the skin appear softer and clearer. I purchased the Aztec Secret clay and silicon mask brushes from Amazon, and the Apple Cider Vinegar from my local supermarket. ❀

Aztec Secret Clay: https://amzn.to/2t5jxYq

Silicon Mask Brushes: https://amzn.to/2S1T5r0

Korean Exfoliating Bath Mitt Scrub Washcloth

Kiehl’s Products

Quick unrelated announcements: I’m currently also prepping to apply to law school this fall. I signed up for Kaplan tutoring. I plan on sharing my LSAT tips after I take my exam and get my results. Also, I want to revamp my blog and blog more regularly soon. I really need to get into a more productive blogging groove. πŸ€“Long skincare post below, feel free to skim through:

I bought a few new Kiehl’s skincare products and got a bag with sample sized goodies at the store for free with my purchase! Good luck, right?

I picked up another bottle of Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (USD 23). I had a few pimples pop up on my forehead, and after using this cleanser, they quickly diminished. I’ve used this product before, and I recommend it because it does what it advertises — gentle daily exfoliation. It’s great for summer when my skin is more sweaty.

I purchased another Midnight Recovery Oil in the medium size ($75). I think this oil mainly helps with skin texture, and it’s amazing as always. The lavender smell is very relaxing.

A product new to me that I got is the Super Multi-Corrective Cream with Beech Tree Extract, Jasmonic and Hyaluronic Acids (around $66 USD). I love how it melts into the skin, its so velvety and smooth. I sought out this product because it has Hyaluronic acids and my esthetician at the Shelbourne suggested I look for products with this to add plumpness back into my skin and fade expression lines.

The sample goodie bag is so cute with a black and white vintage Kiehl’s print interior! Included:

-Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Massque (so excited to use this on my upcoming 11 hour flight back home)

-Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask (love the light smell and buttery texture, skin appeared hydrated in the morning after use)

-Midnight recovery oil face wash (Its just like the face oil – I “somewhat” enjoy using oil face washes to remove make up (gentle wash) but I probably would not buy this because I prefer washes with lather or scrub)

-Rosa Arctica (I used a few times and love it, it leaves the skin very glowy! It shrank the pores on my cheeks. The reviews are stellar online as well)

-Ultra Facial Toner (Leaves my skin feeling clean without feeling stripped, but natural may be best like witch hazel as toner – I always use witch hazel after facial threading or waxing to prevent bumbs)

-Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate (Immediate results in past four uses, lines around eyes diminished. However, the reviews are not positive lately online. Apparently, the formula changed? So I will probably not risk it and purchase a full size) https://www.kiehls.com/skincare/view-all-skincare/powerful-strength-line-reducing-eye-brightening-concentrate/3605970869090.html#q=-Powerful-Strength+Line+Reducing+Eye-Brightening+Concentrate&start=1

-Body Oil (leaves skin feeling very soft but smells a little unpleasant to me)

Ultra Light daily UV Defense (have not used), Smoothing Oil-to-Foam Body Cleanser (have not used) ❀