Archives for category: moisturizer

with MD Pens’s Radiant Retinol 1% Balancing Complex. My skin took to it easily. I noticed an increased softness in my skin after one use. I applied it after cleansing and using MD Pen’s serum. It is thick enough to use as a night cream, but not heavy or greasy. It did not feel like it would be all rubbed off on my pillow. It was mostly absorbed and left a nice moisture barrier on my skin. This cream is not just a retinol but a great night cream that has antioxidants, niacinamide, probiotics, and prebiotics. I often use retinol, so I had no issues using this nightly for a week straight. Those with sensitive skin will want to go slowly and space out use.


Body moisturizer is so last year. That’s why I’ve been using B. Fresh’s line of body serums. These are perfect for the summer because they are lightweight and sink into your skin fast. I live in Miami so I’ll definitely be using them year round. The range covers the needs of hydration, exfoliation, brightening, and firming. The line is clean and cruelty free. I love how soft my skin feels with this product. No grease, just smooth skin.

Cosmedix’s BrillianCy Vitamin C Brightening Face Oil is a great find. The directions advise you to use it as you would a serum or moisturizer, ie. put on dry skin after cleansing. I use this as I use all my oils, as a last step for major hydration and to lock in my serum and moisturizer. I do this only at night. It is designed to be used both day and night, but I think it is too heavy for day time. It smells great. A little goes a long way, you do not need a full dropper’s worth. I used the excess on my hands before bed and could feel the added smoothness in the morning. I have combination skin. I think this is best for combination or dry skin. So get your vitamin C, in an oil, how brilliant of you…

I’m rolling into this month with a bunch of new finds. First is the Honey Banana sheet mask from TWOTSP. This Korean sheet mask uses Manuka Honey and Bananas to reduce bacterial growth and fight signs of aging. It hydrates, brightens, and balances. 


At night I’m caring for my under eye skin with Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Eye Concentrate Matrix. It reduces the look of fine lines and leaves skin firmer and more nourished. I love that it’s lightweight yet effective.

I’m caring for my hair with Loreal’s new Everpure Sulfate Free Glossing pH balanced Shampoo and Conditioner. It leaves hair silky and shiny. The line is anti fade and UV filters to be gentle on color treated hair.

I love going over my dry hair with a few drops of Typology’s Repairing Hair Oil with Acai 5% + Hibiscus. It is a lightweight dry oil that controls and softens hair. This is the finishing touch your hair needs.

On to the body, I love Soap and Glory’s Magnificoco Drop In The Lotion Body Lotion. I love the smell and it absorbs quickly.

Lastly I’m using Sally Hansen’s Insta Dri X Peeps Collection in White. It dries so fast and only needs one coat.

Stay tuned for what I get into this April…

with Elina Organics Dehydrated Complexion Set. If Winter is taking a toll on your skin this set is a great fix. Elina Organics creates Holistic Clinical Skincare. The line contains no chemical additives, and are ph balanced. They are never tested on animals and designed to give you visible results. The set includes the Leave on Under Eye Recovery Mask, the Angelite Crystal Elixir, and the Sahara Souffle face mask. The Eye Mask contains 30% vitamin c, white truffle mushroom extract, Mango Butter, and Vitamin E. It is very hydrating and absorbs well. The Angelite Crystal Elixir is designed to restore collagen and reduce inflammation. This serum uses Angelite extract, Snow Mushroom, and Copper Peptides. Lastly the Sahara Souffle deeply hydrates skin with the power of Camel Milk. It helps with discoloration and leaves skin smooth and even. So refresh your routine with this Elina Organics set, and give winter your glow…

I’m taking into 2022….

OJESH Premium Lifting Face Mask. This is the best sheet mask I have found. It is a luxury sheet mask that uses hyaluronic acid and marine sponge collagen to lift, plump, and rejuvenate skin. I notice immediate results with this.

 

Givenchy Teint Couture Everwear 24h Foundation SPF 29. I love this foundation because it’s breathable yet lasts 24 hours. It gives full coverage and has hydrating properties and spf. 

Chantecaille Bio Lifting Mask. This mask is powered by botanicals that fight lines and wrinkles. You can use it as a 10 minute mask or leave in on overnight for majorly hydrated skin.

PanteenSmooth Airspray Hairspray. This hairspray has a light, flexible, hold and is brushable. A great alternative to Elnett

Covergirl Clean Fresh Lip Stylo. This lightweight lipstick feels like gloss. It’s nourishing and conditioning. It adds a hint of shine and color. 

TYPOLOGY Nourishing Hair Oil with Pequi 5% and Argan Oil. I’ve reviewed this before, but I’ve re-fallen in love with it. It is a rich oil that protects and controls hair. It completly takes away my frizz.

with August & Monroe’s Calm Cream. August & Monroe was created by a makeup artist who personally suffers from sensitive, acned skin. This moisturizer is soothing and hydrating. The lightweight gel texture quickly absorbs and goes great under makeup. I recommend checking out the before & after pics on their website. I love the packaging. The bottle keeps product air locked and is refillable. The cream is fragrance free, paraben free, clean, vegan, and cruelty free. So get with August & Monroe and give your skin some zen….

I’m loving Skinceuticals Triple Lipid Restore moisturizer. It is designed to restore the skin’s external barrier and support self repair. I found it to be majorly nourishing and hydrating. It will help to even out and improve overall radiance. It’s lightweight and fast absorbing.

I’m protecting my body at the beach with Neutrogena’s Invisible Daily Defense Lotion SPF 60+. I love the texture and smell of this sunscreen. It’s hydrating and formulated with antioxidants. It is quick drying and lightweight.

My new serum is StriVectin’s Super C Retinol Brighten & Correct Vitamin C Serum. I love the concept of a Vitamin C and a Retinol in one product. This lightweight serum brightens and firms skin, while smoothing fine lines and improving texture. It’s not sticky at all, and absorbs fast. It is perfect for layering under a moisturizer and makeup. 

I’ve added some additions to my beauty vanity this month. Summer means skins, and here’s how I’m taking care of mine;

At night I’m washing my face with Peter Thomas Roth’s 3% Glycolic Solutions Cleanser. It is anti-aging & exfoliating. It removes my makeup and any excess oil. The Glycolic Acid shrinks pores, improves clarity and reduces fine lines. 

For day and night Eye Cream I’m using Park Perfection’s 2 in 1 Instant Eye Lift. It’s designed to tighten and lift the eye skin while reducing wrinkles and puffiness. It uses minerals, peptides and antioxidants to balance and enhance skin around the eye. 

I was overdue for a new foundation brush. I am very happy with NYX Cosmetics Total Control Drop Foundation Brush. It’s designed for liquid but i’ve used it with my powders as well. It blends perfectly. I love that is it angled to get around every curve of your face. 

I am obsessed with Macadamia Professional Nourishing Repair Oil Spray. It’s officially summer, which means I’m not drying my hair. I let it air dray and then add this spray for a finished look. It has an ultra fine spray and instantly adds shine, moisture, softness, and uv protection. It says to use on wet hair, but I’ve been using it on both wet and dry. 

ASYSTEM Performance Skincare | Huckberry

system to care for your skin. That’s what the team behind Asystem has created. Asystem creates “high quality, design-led products to help you look, feel and perform your best. Spanning supplements, vitamins, personal care, pain relief and recovery—we take a 360 perspective on health & wellness to optimize you from both the inside and out.” Their performance skincare kit is a simple, stylish, efficient way to care for your skin. The kit contains a Cleanser, SPF Moisturizer, and Rebuilding Night Cream. The Cleanser is my favorite. It uses Plant Stem Cells to exfoliate skin, and natural oils to remove dirt and grime. The matte finish SPF 30 Moisturizer has uses plant based extracts and antioxidants to hydrate & repair skin. The Rebuilding Night Cream reduces inflammation while replenishing moisture. These bottles are Travel Ready, so hit the road this Summer with simple skincare, and keep things uncomplicated…