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SkinCeuticals Hydrating Masks and Gel

22 Feb

SkinCeuticals Hydrating Masks and Gel

Last week, I was fortunate to attend a Gala Opening of the SkinCeuticals by Project MD boutique in Richmond, BC (a suburb of Vancouver).

At this new concept boutique, you can pop in for an express facial or LED light therapy, or pick up your favorite SkinCeuticals products.

As part of the experience, bloggers and media received a goodie bag with SkinCeuticals hydrating masks and gel.

Since the past few weeks have been on the stressful side (family and work obligations overload), I’ve been taking a break by sampling the masks and gel.

Phyto Corrective Masque

This cooling gel mask is designed to reduce redness and discomfort. With its botanical extracts and hyaluronic acid, it acts as a calming mask to restore smoothness.

Even if you don’t suffer from redness, this green mask is refreshing and light. I know I’ll be using this mask regularly in warmer weather or when my skin is showing signs of sensitivity.

What’s also unique about the Phyto Corrective Masque is that it can be used in multiple ways either as a leave-on, rinse-off, or overnight treatment for the face, chest, or neck. You can use it 2-3 times a week or as needed.

Clarifying Clay Masque

Remember the old-fashioned clay masks that were so drying, they cracked on your face.

The Clarifying Clay Masque, which combines kaolin and bentonite, is a non-drying mask (phew!). The clay in the mask decongests the skin and lifts impurities, while a hydroxy acid blend gently exfoliates.

Unlike other clay masks I’ve used, I found the Clarifying Clay Masque easy to remove. It also left my skin softer and smoother.

If you suffer from any type of breakouts, using this mask once a week purifies the skin of excess oils leading to more refined pores.

Hydrating B5 Gel

After removing the masks, SkinCeuticals recommends following up with a moisture-enhancing serum, like the Hydrating B5 Gel.

This serum, which is enriched with vitamin B5, also contains hyaluronic acid to help bind moisture to the skin. What I like about the serum is that it provides hydration without clogging pores. It also enhances the benefits of your daily moisturizer!

If you live in the area, drop by the Professional Glow Room in the CF Richmond Centre for advanced professional skincare followed by some therapeutic shopping! 🛍️

Disclaimer: Media samples provided, all opinions are my own.




All-in-One Face & Eye Palette: bareMinerals Be Beautiful Ready

4 Feb

Be Beautiful Ready Face and Eye Palette

The Be Beautiful Ready Face and Eye Palette is part of the bareMinerals’ Holiday 2016 collection. That may be the reason it’s on sale now in February at Sephora, which is why it caught my eye. ❤

This matte palette comes in a rose gold package with a magnetic closure. Inside, you’ll find a mirror, six eyeshadows, a setting powder, a blush, and two face colors (one is a bronzer). I’ve rarely seen an all-inclusive palette like this one with such pretty neutrals!

Since I needed a break from shimmery bright colours, the Be Beautiful Ready palette appealed to me. The formula for the shades is also soft and smooth, which is just about right for subtle neutrals.

The eyeshadows in the palette cover a good range of shades:

  • The top row includes an ivory highlight (Presence), light taupe (Graceful), and medium taupe (Exhale).
  • The bottom row includes a pinky beige highlight (Promise), mauve (Beautiful), and burgundy (Confident).

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Trying Out Pixi Beauty

31 Jan

Pixi Beauty

I was pretty excited to find out about the return of Pixi Beauty to Canada. Since I didn’t get a chance to get to know the brand when it was available at the store which shall remain nameless (starts with “T” and ends with “t”), I’m not going to miss the opportunity this time.

When I checked out the Pixi Beauty offerings at a local Shoppers Drug Mart, I wasn’t sure which products to try first. A beauty advisor suggested I try these two products to get to know the brand:

  • Endless Silky Eye Pen
  • Glow Tonic

Endless Silky Eye Pen

Yes, this eyeliner is silky (with no smudging) and yes the color is long-lasting! I was easily able to draw a line in a single sweep with the Black Cocoa shade I picked up, which is a beautiful deep brown.

Here are some other details about the Pixi eyeliner that I like:
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