Category: Skin Care Reviews

Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths

Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths
When it comes to cleansing cloths, most of them are all pretty typical. Skyn Iceland’s Glacial Cleansing Cloths are anything but. We’re already obsessed with their Hydro Cool Face Gels so we expected good things from these cloths but we got more than we bargained for. Before you use these cloths you have to rub them together to form a foam. I had never seen that in a face wipe before so I was definitely intrigued.
Glacial Cleansing Cloths Swatches Before
I tried the clothes with regular makeup first and with great results went on to try them on some of my most stubborn makeup. Urban Decay’s Perversion Mascara, Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Rouge Waterproof Lipstick and Benefit’s They’re Real! Push Up Liner. All of these are notorious for being a pain to get off and I’ve never been able to use any kind of wipe to get them off.
Glacial Cleansing Clothes Swatches After
One Glacial Cleansing Cloth got everything off really gently and without any scrubbing. This is actually the only wipe that’s been able to get the MUFE lipstick off at all. You don’t have to rinse off after using these but occasionally I find them a little sticky so I go over with toner.

I knew these wipes were going to be good, but I had no idea how good. These have completely changed how I take off stubborn or waterproof makeup!

St Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse

st tropez bronzing mousse

It’s about that time of winter when I miss my beautiful summer tan. My pasty white skin is starting to make me sad. I opened my drawer to get out the St. Tropez Self Tan Express that I’ve been saving for this very moment.

This new St. Tropez tanning mousse gives you a fast and easy tan at home in anywhere from one to three hours. The premise is that you spread it on, using your applicator mitt, then wait. A simple warm shower afterwards to rinse off the mousse is all you need. It should leave you with a gorgeous tan. It takes anywhere from one hour for a healthy glow to three hours for a dark tan.

Since it’s the middle of winter, I thought it might be weird to just show up at work with a dark tan the next day. I opted for the light healthy glow.

I applied the mousse exactly the same way that you would apply any home self-tanner. If you’ve never done it before, please don’t be scared! I know when you think. You are probably picturing those scary orange ladies who have gone mad at the tanning salon, but it’s not like that at all. Using the mitt and the mousse is so easy. You just moisturize and spread it on. It’s easy to get an even application. You really don’t need to worry about streaks. As long as you are sensible about it, you aren’t going to smear yourself all over with mousse. It’s so easy! Then you let it dry for a few seconds and get dressed!

Spend the next hour (or three) going about your day as usual. Go grocery shopping, watch some Netflix, read a book, or whatever other activity you feel like doing. I wouldn’t recommend doing anything that would make you sweaty or going clothes shopping, but otherwise you can live your life like normal.

Be sure to be near a shower within three hours though. You just have to hop in the shower and rinse it off within that time frame. I was pre-warned that even though it might not look very dark, the formula keeps working on your skin after you rinse it off. DON’T leave it on longer thinking it will give you an even better tan!

Like I said, I chose to rinse after one hour. My skin afterwards wasn’t dark and tanned. It was just enough to get rid of that winter white. It made me feel healthy looking again. If I did it again, I might go a bit longer to get a tan instead of just a glow. It goes to show though that anyone can get the perfect colour for themselves at home.

I was already a huge fan of St. Tropez, but now I can be excited to tell everyone not just how great it is, but also how easy!

Nivea Essentials Sensitive Skin Collection

Nivea Sensitive Line
I’ve used Nivea quite a bit in the past, mostly when I was in high school but then my skin changed and what I was using before no longer worked quite as well. Now my skin has changed again and it’s combination, pretty sensitive and I have a ton of redness. So I was really happy when Nivea introduced a line for sensitive skin and I had the opportunity to try it.

The line has a Sensitive Day Care Moisturizer, a Sensitive Night Care Moisturizer and a Sensitive 3-In-1 Micellar Cleansing Water. The Day Care for me is just ok, it’s a little bit lighter than I’d like but at the same time doesn’t irritate my skin at all and does the job.

The Night Care on the other hand is almost like a cream-balm and really makes my skin feel amazing. It moisturizes so well that I don’t feel like I need to reapply a few hours later. I’ve been using this in both the morning and night and it never feels too heavy.

The star of this line though is the Micellar Water. It literally gets every drop of makeup off without any tugging. Waterproof mascara, eyeliner, anything really just comes off with one swipe of the water on a cotton pad. It doesn’t cause any irritation or leave any redness which I’ve come to expect from most makeup removers. The only issue I’ve had was using too much on a cotton pad and then drowning my eyes with it, that caused a little stinging but still not as much as other brands.

With my skin being so dry, flaky and irritated, especially in winter months, I’ve found the combination of Nivea’s Sensitive Night Care and 3-In-1 Micellar water hard to beat.

B. Kamins Clear Skin Product Review

I have started the New Year with some new skin clearing products that can hopefully clear up all of that holiday stress induced bad skin.

b kamins blemish gel

The B Kamins Blemish Gel was my first stop. It has that strong chemical scent that you expect from a strong blemish fighting gel. I applied it to my blemishes for a few days and started to clear up my skin quickly. Acne creams tend to dry out my skin, but this one wasn’t so bad.

b kamins corrective primer

I followed this up by adding the Corrective Primer and Corrective Mattifier to my morning routine. I always wonder if it will help my skin layering on so many products. Both of these gels come out of the pump pretty thick, but once you have them on, you won’t worry about it anymore. Both the primer and mattifier combine to make my skin look amazing. Say goodbye to shine and say goodbye to pores. You don’t need to struggle with acne to appreciate having matte pore-free skin!

RoC Pro-Preserve Collection

RoC skin care is anti a lot of things this winter with their Pro-Preserve collection. This line is anti-dryness and anti-oxidant for younger looking and feeling skin.

ROC-Pro-preserve

I started my experience with the line with the Protecting Cream. This moisturizer has a rich, cucumber smell. The cream feels really thick on your hand and is still thick on your face. It gets absorbed pretty quickly though and leaves my face feeling dewy and moist without any tacky feel. I also applied it to my neck and décolletage for added moisture that is much needed as we move into winter. I didn’t think much of this cream until the end of the day. After a few days of using this cream, I started noticing that by the end of the day my face still felt dewy. After a long day of work and events, my face didn’t dry out. My face has never felt so moisturized!

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For added protection, I added Anti-Oxidant Protecting Fluid to my daily regime as well. This cream is fragrance free and even lighter than the cream. It is supposed to be an added layer to protect my skin from the dangers of the world. I can’t be positive that my skin was protected, but like I said it was so soft.

I will note that, I can sometimes suffer from breakouts and RoC’s creams did make me break out after about two weeks of using them daily. Since these creams are for dry skin, if your skin has a tendency of getting oily, this moisturizer might be too much for your skin. If you want lots of moisture though, this cream is for you!

St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion

St Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion

If you have ever had dry skin, then I would bet you have purchased at least one bottle of St. Ives moisturizer or body wash in your life. Everyone knows and trusts St. Ives. So now it’s even easier to get that St. Ives hydration with their new spray moisturizer.

I think people are worried that they are going to lose quality in a spray lotion and not get the same moisturizer as a traditional cream. Don’t worry; St. Ives has managed to make their moisturizer feel exactly the same, but just with an easy spray formula.

This moisturizer sprays fast, so you have to be ready when you press down. The spray is thick and creamy without feeling heavy on your skin. Just keep your hands moving while you spray to ensure you get an even coating. Rub it in afterwards to feel it absorb into your skin.

This isn’t an intense moisturizer, so when winter really kicks in you might need to upgrade. It’s great to get your skin ready for the dry season though.

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels

skyn iceland face gel

Face masks sometimes feel like they are a dime a dozen, but you can tell when you get the Skyn Iceland Face Gels that they are something different. The package promises less wrinkles and creases in minutes.

From the looks of the packaging, I thought they were going to be complicated and difficult to apply, but these Face Gels are simple. Skyn Iceland has created masks that aren’t all gooey, messy and sticky. These are thin, dry pads that stick to your face without messing up your hands. You just peel off the back sticker and apply to your forehead, smile lines or under your eyes.

I fell instantly in love with the cooling sensation from the pads. It was so relaxing after a long day at work. I used them in all of the right places to feel calm with these cooling pads on my face. As I put my feet up and let the pads do their work, I noticed that they didn’t tug or get stiff like some masks. I could feel them there, but they were never uncomfortable.

After 10 minutes, I went back to the bathroom to remove the pads. There was no tugging or ripping on my skin. They peeled off with no pain. It’s not like those other pads that peel the dirt off of your skin. These slide off and leave your skin feeling soft and moist. My skin has never felt better. It feels so soft that I can’t stop touching it. I don’t really think I have wrinkles, but even my skin feels unbelievably smooth after using these little pads. Under my eyes does feel tighter, leading me to believe that if I did have wrinkles, I would be praising the miracle properties of Skyn Iceland even more. For now I will keep on relaxing with these cool pads on my face and fight wrinkles before they start.

After you hear all of these amazing things about the Skyn Iceland Face Gels, you probably won’t believe me when I tell you that you can get a bag full of all the gels you need for under $20!

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Collection

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The Body Shop has created an argan oil collection that you are going to want to wrap yourself up in. it’s got a rich and velvety scent that is so relaxing to me. Luckily, you really can wrap yourself up in it from head to toe.

The Wild Argan Oil Collection comes in all of The Body Shop’s top products including body butter, body lotion, and shower gel. This time they have added a few new products like massage soap and the product I want to talk about the Miracle Solid Oil for Body & Hair.

I wasn’t sold on solid oils. I thought it would be hard to use and weird having to warm the oil in my fingers. I just dove in one day because I wanted oil for my hair. I have to say it was easy to use and gave me new options for my hair. Instead of having an oil pool in my hand, I can get it onto my fingers. That way I can be more precise on where I apply this oil on my hair. I only wanted to apply it closer to my roots in the front of my hair, and I could do that.

When you are all done with your hair, you can rub the rest of the oil on your body because this product is so versatile. You will be wrapped up in The Body Shop’s Wild Argan Oil all over and love every second.

Racinne Ultimate Hydra Perfection Review

Racinne Ultimate Hydra Perfection Collection
So many skin care products claim to be gentle but very few are actually gentle enough for sensitive skin and are still effective. Luckily Racinne’s Ultimate Hydra Perfection line does exactly what it says it will.
Gentle Cleansing Foam
Racinne Gentle Cleansing Foam
This might be the softest cleanser I’ve ever used. It doesn’t get a super thick foam, more of a light one but you can feel it cleaning your skin. It doesn’t leave your skin feeling stripped and dry, just clean and soft.
Gentle Refining Scrub Mask
Racinne Gentle Refining Scrub Mask

I don’t know if I would actually call this a mask or a scrub. Sure you leave it on for a few minutes and it does exfoliate but you really don’t notice that it’s doing anything until after you take it off. If you love a good scrub, this is not for you but if you need to exfoliate and your skin is too sensitive to go with the more traditional route, I’m betting you won’t have any issues with this one.
Defense Illuminating Cream
Racinne Ultimate Defense Illuminating Cream
This cream is pretty thick and you really only need a tiny bit to get some serious moisturization. I noticed I had a pretty decent glow a few minutes after applying it for the first time and every time after that, so the illuminating part of the name is a pretty good claim.

With most of the skin care I try on my sensitive, combination skin I usually end up with red patches or I don’t get balanced enough. Racinne’s Ultimate Hydra Perfection didn’t cause any of that and was actually gentle enough that I didn’t have any kind of reaction. Will it be strong enough for the dryness of winter? I don’t know for sure but I’m betting it is.

Inhibitif Advanced Hair Free Body Mist Review

inhibitif advanced hair body mist

I hate shaving more than most people, so anything that helps make shaving easier or less frequent is important. I tried the Inhibitif Body Mist to try to help reduce the look and feel of hair, so I don’t have to shave so often.

It’s easy to use Inhibitif once it becomes a part of your routine. Spray the mist on clean shaved or waxed skin twice a day. That’s all. You don’t have to rinse it off or handle messy creams. It’s fast and easy to spray on the mist. It even has a nice spiced smell that is kind of nice unlike other gross hair removal products. It is wet when you spray it on, but it dries quickly. You don’t need to wait hours to get dressed and move on with your day.

As I used the Inhibitif Body Mist on my legs, it didn’t actually take long before I started to notice a difference. I don’t have to shave my legs nearly as often. The hair on my legs seems to grow at half speed. I love not having to shave so much.