Reviews of personally loved skincare products.
Aside from the products I make myself, I’ve been wanting to try these cult favourites…if only to find out what all the fuss is about.
It’s only the last several months that I’ve been using them and now I realize the reason why women find them exceptional.
Fresh soy face cleanser
This came as a sample and when I’m finished using it I’ll purchase a tube. The first thing I noticed was the lovely fresh scent…which lives up to its name. Cool as a cucumber. I love that it soothes sensitive skin.
This pH-balanced gel cleanser for all skin types has a cult following for the way it removes makeup—even mascara—without drying for soft, supple skin. It’s made with amino acid-rich soy proteins, calming cucumber extract, and balancing rosewater.
- Amino acid-rich soy proteins help maintain skin elasticity.
- Calming cucumber extract aids in soothing the skin.
- Rosewater is notable for its calming and balancing properties.
- Borage seed oil helps to nourish and soften.
Boscia exfoliating peel gel
Believe it or not, I first purchased this at a Costco in Palm Springs. I’m not sure if every Costco sells it, but it came packaged along with a cactus water gel moisturizer and elasticized hair band. The moisturizer works for hydration but I’m not a big fan of the watery consistency. However I absolutely think this smoothing, brightening and firming peel gel is TOPS. I bought it mainly because of the exfoliant. I use it on dry skin in the morning and it really works to gently but effectively slough away dull dead skin cells. It’s gentle enough to use daily which most other exfoliants are not. The formula is lightweight but it works like a heavyweight.
This is a keeper. Probably the best I’ve come across. Since it cleanses skin too you might consider using this in the AM and Fresh Soy Cleanser in the PM.
Erno Laszlo skin supplement lotion
This came in my “Box of Style.” They always include an amazing beauty product and I’m always willing to try.
This is great following exfoliation because it helps to refresh and hydrate. It’s kind of a gel-water consistency. Having said that, I think the right facial spray can also do the trick. I haven’t yet decided if I’ll buy a bottle after I finish what I have. A little goes a long way. Women go ga-ga over it, so here’s some info from their site:
Our silky, hydrating toner works for nearly all skin concerns to revive dull or dry complexions and begin the process of renewal. Made without alcohol, it gently clears away flakes and aging skin cells while it sweeps on calming, skin-restoring nutrients found in nature, including:
- Provitamin B5 to give skin the antioxidant support in needs to bolster the healing process and build its defenses.
- Comfrey root to soothe sensitive or irritated skin while it encourages cell repair and renewal.
- Glycerin, a natural moisture magnet, to attract and hold hydration for a glowing complexion.
The luxurious rich cream that started it all. Known as the Miracle Broth.
A few years ago after sampling a small bit I bought a jar at Nordstrom. I decided it was too thick for my skin. However a few months ago they actually had some for sale at Costco in Palm Springs and I couldn’t resist trying it again. Skin changes. I don’t know whether my skin is more dehydrated now, but after using it only nightly for a few months I do notice a positive difference. it’s soothing and helps heal dryness. Yes; it’s expensive and there are a lot of other good moisturizers on the market…but this one really is a cult favourite for good reason and I know several women with amazing complexions that say it’s worth the splurge. So if you can afford it, it’s definitely worth a try, especially if you can find it a bit cheaper at Costco. It really softens so use sparingly and perhaps seasonally in drier months. Oh; the legend of it’s creation is something else…
According to tale, a German rocket scientist named Max Huber invented it while trying to heal burns that he’d sustained in the lab. Estée Lauder now owns the brand.
Just for fun the below was excerpted from an article taken from “The Cut” – Skin Deep.
The moisturizer that is meant to give you baby-soft skin is treated like a precious baby during its formulation. La Mer’s formula resolves around a fermented juice called the Miracle Broth. While each batch is fermenting, which takes about three months, technicians play the broth a tape of carefully selected sounds. This is for real.
If you think this is crazy, you aren’t alone. Andrew Bevacqua, senior vice-president of research and development at the Max Huber Research Labs, who has worked at Lauder since 1986, was floored when he learned that he had to provide the Miracle Broth with a soundtrack. “I couldn’t understand why it could be necessary to do that. I thought creating the broth was enough. When Max’s daughter told me about it, I thought she didn’t understand because she wasn’t a scientist,” he said. “But we tried it without the sound waves, and the data showed that when it had sound waves, the broth was much more active.” He added that there are studies that show that sound waves can have an impact on chemical reactions, so there’s some science behind it, after all.
The links I’ve provided are all Sephora however you can buy on all individual product websites or wherever sold.
Let me know if you’ve used any of these products and what your thoughts are?