Everyone wants to be eco-friendly and natural nowadays, but MyChelle Dermaceuticals has been doing things the sustainable way for years. They were making natural beauty products before it was a buzz word. I’m excited to have finally been introduced to MyChelle, because it’s better late than never to join in the MyChelle revolution. All of the products that I’ve tried so far have been stars, but here are some of the highlights.
MyChelle Refining Sugar Cleanser – This cleaner uses real sugar to get a deep clean on your skin. Real Sugar! You can smell the sweetness mixed with the other ingredients. You can also customize how rough you want this cleaner on your face. Use just a little water for deep exfoliation with those grains of sugar. If you want a gentler wash, add more water and it turns into foam with soft exfoliating.
MyChelle Remarkable Retinal Serum – Most serums I find too heavy for my skin. I hate layering things on in the day. But this MyChelle serum is different because it’s made to apply at night! Even better is that I didn’t wake up with greasy feeling skin. It absorbs nicely leaving me fresh faced in the morning.
MyChelle Supreme Polypeptide Cream – Of all of these products, this is probably my least favourite. It’s not because it is bad. This is the least unique and different product. This is more of your standard face cream. It’s really moisturizing and thick. It leaves your skin feeling refreshed without residue. It’s here because it is a strong product, but it’s not outstanding like some of the others.
MyChelle Remarkable Retinal Eye Cream – I never would have thought that I would stumble upon my favourite eye cream of all time here, but this is it. This is probably the first time that I’ve applied an eye cream and seen results within hours. This cream you also apply before bed, and I could see results in the dark circles by the time I woke up. A few days into using it and I am still seeing great results. Bravo MyChelle!!
Spring really does a number on my face. The dryness from winter isn’t gone yet and my allergies from all the growing things make my skin way more sensitive. That sensitivity causes more redness, which in turn results in me wearing more makeup than normal. It’s a vicious cycle but I’ve found some new products that are quickly becoming essentials in my spring face routine.
Hylamide Booster Series Sensitive Fix
I’ve tried so many things for redness that have done absolutely nothing for me. Imagine my surprise when I started using this Sensitive Fix Serum and saw results almost immediately. If I’m being good and actually using this twice a day, the redness in my skin reduces by a significant amount. It’s extremely lightweight and absorbs immediately without any stickiness. And if I’m feeling lazy, I mix some into my moisturizer. There also isn’t a heavy scent which is great for those who have really sensitive skin.
StriVectin Multi-Action Restorative Cream
I’ve been pretty obsessed with StriVectin lately. There hasn’t been a single product I’ve tried that hasn’t done what it said it was going to. Granted, I don’t have a ton of skin issues and I’m not trying to get rid of wrinkles but I’m definitely working on preventative measures. The Multi-Action Restorative Cream is supposed to address fine lines, wrinkles, density, firmness, sagging, texture, dehydration, dullness, discoloration, clarity, resilience and enlarged pores. This cream looks really thick but it’s not and it sinks in fast. I’ve noticed a difference in the dehyration, dullness and enlarged pore camps, but I was looking for those. In general I’ve just noticed my skin looks better.
Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick
In the spring, I’m still looking for a creamy, hydrating foundation and Chubby In The Nude is definitely that. It also allows me to only cover the areas I need to. This is sheer to medium coverage so it’s extremely natural looking but if you’re looking for full coverage, you’ll want to skip this one. It blends into my skin tone really well and is really great for travel when you don’t want to deal with gloopy foundation.
Kat Von D Lock-It Color Correcting Eyeshadow Primer
I don’t think I have color issues on my eyelids but I do love the fact that this is the only Kat Von D foundation product that isn’t too dark on me. The fair shade is perfect for my skin tone and the crayon format makes it really easy to prime my eyes for shadow. Lock-It is kind of an understatement, once you apply shadow, it’s not moving. So if you want to blend, use my trick. Only apply this below your crease so you can blend above it.
Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Oil
I love when products end up being multi-purpose. I was hesitant to try a primer oil because I wasn’t sure it would stick. I was partially right. I find when I use this with a super hydrating foundation, it feels like makeup is sliding off my face. But when I use it with something more dry, it’s perfect. I’ve also been using it on it’s own for a little glow and I mix it with a drop of concealer or foundation for a tinted moisturizer. It’s not greasy at all and is really, really hyrating. It might not be exactly what you’d expect from a Smashbox primer but I actually love how different it is.