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    Do you belif™ in REALLY hydrated skin this winter?

    This winter has been harsh to us in Canada! I believe we broke a few records in December. December 28 Ottawa was the coldest capital in the world!

    How is this possible? 

    I can definitely see the the damage the cold weather has done on my hair, my nails and most of all my skin. It’s become so absurdly dry that I’ve decided to shake up my skincare regime and get my skin back to healthy!

    I’ve introduced the belif™skincare system to my day to day routine . For those who are unfamiliar with belif™, they are a Korean skincare brand that combines modern science with herbal traditions. The results are amazing products that help nourish and heal the skin, fast!

    This is my belif™ day to day routine:

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    Creamy Cleanser Foam Moist

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    Vitamin-C packed cleanser that removes all impurities without harming your skins natural balance. I cleanse my skin twice daily, in the a.m. and p.m. I fully believe cleansed skin is the key to great skin. You can not add the rest of your skincare products if you have not fully cleansed your skin and removed makeup and dirt and all other pollutants that we’re exposed to everyday!

    Bergamot Herbal Extract Toner

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    Fast-absorbing gel-liquid toner that contains sage and bergamot which are apothecary herbal ingredients to help to clarify and hydrate the skin. 3 reasons why toners are essential to any skincare routine:

    #1 removes excess oil from your skin therefore leading to less acne

    #2 balances the PH level on your skin, basically that’s where your glow-y complexion comes from

    #3 tightens pores; Along with a tighter butt , tighter pores are a must  !

    All joking aside, I never ever not use a toner in the a.m!

    Hungarian Water Essence

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    You all know my obsession with serums! I use them every morning and night. They are an indispensable part of skincare. This super light-weight hydration serum penetrates deep into the skin to ensure your skin is fully hydrated. A serum, specifically this one, works quickly to ensure no hydration is lost between he cleansing and toning of the skin. The days I forget to put on this serum, I can feel the difference in  my skin. It feels drier and looks lacklustre. Rosemary and Lavender are key ingredients in this serum and they act as powerful antioxidants for the skin. In a nutshell, you get loads of anti-aging benefits and super long lasting hydration.

    Moisturizing and Firming Eye Cream

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    A  lot of people assume that eye creams are not essential. Ok fair enough, but did you know the skin around our eyes is the thinnest layer of skin you have? I didn’t know that either till my aesthetician informed me of this and tried to sell me a 24K gold infused eye cream for $220! Sorry lady, the only 24K gold I need are my earrings :). I have been using eye creams since I was 22 and I have no regrets about it. Over time, that layer of skin will begin to develop bags, age spots, and wrinkles. Ensuring the under eye skin is hydrated at all times will help lessen and maybe prevent these early signs of aging.

    The True Cream – Aqua Bomb

     

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    This right here has been my life saver all winter! As soon as I apply this cream in the morning, it feels like burst of cool hydration to my skin. It’s a gel like cream but thicker in texture. Once applied, the skin absorbs it quickly which is great and in no time you’re then ready to apply the next belif product. It’s really perfect for any skin type from normal – dry and sensitive – oily. I find it adjusts to whatever your skin needs are at that moment.

    Belif uses  Lady’s Mantle , which is a plant , as a primary ingredient in the Aqua bomb cream. I had never come across this plant in any other product ( to my knowledge) so being a curious and forward thinking blogger I did some research and la-dee-daa am I impressed 🙂

    Check this out. Lady’s Mantle was used back in the 15th and 16th century to heal wounds, stop bacteria growth and was considered a sacred plant for it’s quick healing abilities when applied topically. OK Belif, you got me .I’m a belif-er now! By  having Lady’s Mantle in a product the skin benefits include, healing, cleansing, protecting , pore -reduction and anti-aging of the skin.

    The True Cream Aqua Bomb is a 2015 Self Approved Beauty award winner!

    Modern day science + traditional Korean ingredients such as Lady’s mantle definitely set these products and this company apart from the others. I’m super excited to experience all the other Belif™ products. If you too are curious about these products, you can order them online here or in store at www.thefaceshop.ca.

     

    XO, MAHA

     

     

     

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