Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a great week so far. It feels that I have been on the road for so long it feels good to be home for a while. Since I’ve been traveling so much and sleeping less, my skin suffers as a result. I am sharing some of the products that I take on the road with me and some that I indulge in as soon as I get home to repair my skin. As always, I would not recommend a product if I haven’t personally used it or tried it out and really see the benefits from them. I have been using these products on rotation since February and can speak for their results.
Current Favorites from L’OCCITANE
Harmonie Devine Serum – I love L’Occitane, I have been using the brand since college. Their almond body cream and hand cream is always a staple in my beauty closet. Since they are always coming out with new products, I have decided to sample some new things. The Harmonie Divine Serum is a serum that encapsulates over 5,000 micro-drops of Immortelle Millésimée, the flower that never fades, melds together with Jania Rubens – the red algae with the ability to eternally regenerate in each bottle. L’Occitane has integrated them into a youth ritual that offers a targeted action to fight the visible effects of time on both the skin and the harmony of the face. I feel that my face is more contoured, glowy and silky. The texture is very smooth and not greasy at all and doesn’t leave a tacky sticky feeling which I absolutely love. Yes, the price tag is a little steep but worth every drop.
Peony Perfecting Cream – As if the pink apple shaped bottle isn’t already cute enough, the subtle and gentle scent of peony infused cream delivers instant hydration to the skin. This is a nice cream for summer with light texture. It absorbs well, dries pretty fast and does not irritate dry skin. My skin feels smooth, soft and velvety upon application. The price tag is moderate, comparable to similar products of other brands. You skin will fee soft and dewy upon application, but I need to mention, that it’s a moisturizing cream, not anti-aging or targeting any problem areas.
Perfecting Mattifying Fluid – Also part of the Peony line, the mattifying fluid is a game changer for those with oily skin. I took this product with me to Hawaii because the weather there is humid and also can cause excessive sweat and oil production. This mattifying fluid kept my skin in comfort and balance. Thanks to the Pivoine Pure complex, this light, fresh lotion helps keep skin matte, clean and shine free yet still maintains moisture and hydration for the skin. A note about this product: it is great for people with Oily prone or Combination skin, not for those with dry skin.
AmorePacific Green Tea Me Essential Set
The Essential Creme Fluid – You’ve heard me rave about AmorePacific brand many times in the past. Their new Green Tea collection is perfect for summer as it will give you all the usual pampering and hydration for the skin plus a healthy dosage of antioxidants from the green tea leaf extracts. The Essential Creme Fluid offers the ultimate in green tea antioxidants with each bottle of containing 150 baby green tea leaves, handpicked from AmorePacific’s green tea gardens. Don’t be surprised by the fluid texture, this is a light weight moisturizer that unlocks moisture deep within skin’s layers and actually teaches skin to retain moisture more effectively over time. The fluid texture helps the skin absorbs more quickly and penetrates deep into the skin layers.
MOISTURE BOUND Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System – I cannot travel with out this product. The Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System is an oil-free facial mist that dramatically improve treatment absorption and provide instant and long-term hydration. It refreshes and improves radiance of your skin instantly. I keep a travel size in my bag at all times and when needed, spray over my face for an immediate quench. I also use it as a makeup setting spray over makeup, transforming a powder-finish to a natural dewy and luminous complexion.
Tula Resurfacing Gel and Hydrating Cream
Pro-Glycolic pH Resurfacing Gel – My Instagram followers probably have seen me talk about this on my Instastory. This alcohol-free toner uses probiotics, glycolic acid, and beetroot extract to gently exfoliate the skin, leaving it looking smooth, hydrated and more even. The alcohol-free formula combines 100% natural probiotics and glycolic acid to gently sloughs off dead skin cells and remove excess dirt and oil (without over drying!). Removes impurities and diminishes the appearance of pores after cleansing and deeply hydrates and conditions the skin for more radiance and glow. I love how it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and the price tag is so friendly.
Hydrating Day & Night Cream – I love to bring this with me when I travel because it is both Day & Night cream and I have one less bottle to carry. I Apply it morning and night after toning and serum. The texture is rich and smooth but doesn’t have a greasy after feel. Since I just started using this when I am on the road, I haven’t used this product long enough to see the full benefits, however based on average user’s reviews and ratings, when used on a daily basis, this moisture cream reduces the appearance of fine lines and improves the look of skin’s firmness. I will def report back with my full review after I’ve used it extensively.
Orogold White Gold 24K Exfoliator and Moisturizer
White Gold 24K Multi-Vitamin Deep Peeling Facial Exfoliator – I tried this product when I attended the Orogold event and was obsessed!! At the event, the brand rep tried it on ONE of my hands and I can see a visible difference as the hand becomes whiter, brighter, smoother and I knew I have to get it. This exfoliator removes dirt, oil and makeup residue from your face for a cleaner, more refreshed look and feel. Diminishes the look of dry, dull or lackluster skin for a younger, more radiant appearance. The ingredients of this exfoliator contains Gold, Organic Coconut Oil, Bamboo Extract Powder, Mandelic Acid, Vitamins A, C and E. I mean…GOLD to exfoliate your face…how much more luxurious can it get?
White Gold 24K Deep Moisturizer – The 24K White Gold Face Moisturizer combines the beauty of gold with rich moisturizing Shea Butter, Organic Chamomile, and White Tea to deliver lush moisture that your skin so deeply craves. It diminishes the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, dry patches and aging skin to present a luminous glow. I like the moisturizing effect of this cream, but my personal preference for all creams that go onto my face is either scent free or the organic scent of the natural ingredients. This cream is scented but reminds me of my grandma and I have seen similar comments on the reviews online by other users. Perhaps tone down the fragrance level?
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