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    7 Skin Saving Products I ‘m Dying To Try and So Should You!

    With Summer coming to a close and the colder temperatures approaching, it’s time to start thinking about switching up your skincare routine. I’m a firm believer that every season you should swap out a skincare product and introduce a new one to your already extensive day + night ritual to achieve new results. According to Dr. OZ “healthy skin is important because it’s your first line of defence from bacteria and other environmental pollutants”. Let’s not forget to mention that your makeup applies and looks impeccable when your skin is healthy! That’s why this Fall I’m looking at incorporating one or two of these skin saving products to maximize my results!
    $88
    This extra strength peel contains 3 high potency acids ( AHA, BHA and Mandelic Acid) that exfoliate the skins rough patches to reduce the look of fine lines and uneven skin tone. I have had great experience using BHA and AHA, but at 40% acid potency I think you are almost at professional grade quality. I’m definitely interested in trying this at home peel.
     
    $115
    I’ve developed a few sun spots around my eye area and it’s irritating me because I use SPF 30 sunscreen every single day, but that’s still not enough to deflect them. In my defence though, I don’t put sunscreen too close to my eye area as it really irritates me. I have read amazing reviews on this serum that targets sun spots and makes your skin luminous. I’m willing to pay the hefty price tag to test it out and hopefully banish them forever! I’m not yet ready to have a laser treatment such as IPL so I think this is my best non-invasive option!
     
     
    $33
    As important as it is to take care of your face, it’s equally as important to nourish the rest of your body. This is another Murad product that has received rave reviews online from bloggers and woman around the globe (yes I also read beauty blogs lol). What’s unique about this body cleanser it that it’s formulated to draw out all impurities from your body. I read online that this white clay cleanser detoxifies your body like an Epsom salt bath would but in the shower! I’m definitely up for that.
    $30
    This product blew up on my Instagram feed(insert shameless plug here)so of course curiosity got the best of me and I had to check it out online. This overnight mask leaves a thin film on the face as it hydrates, replenishes and soothes. It contains ylang ylang, sandalwood oil, and orange flower to promote deep sleep. This is a huge Korean beauty favourite so of course I’m already intrigued!
     
    $58
    boscia is a botanically based , preservative free skincare line. I’ve always been curious about this brand and the more I researched them the more I like their philosophy. 
    This product is made from the low-alcoholic Japanese drink, Sake. Sake has been proven to provide great skin benefits such as hydration and luminosity. It also contains jojoba leaves to prevent free radical damage. This moisturizer is another K-Beauty hit so of course it’s on my list of products to experiment with.
    $245
    It’s no secret that Rodan + Field
    s has become a phenomenon in the skin care industry that even caught the attention of Ms. Britney Spears herself. She is praising the brand for keeping her skin subtle, youthful and free of blemishes. I’m very interested in trying the complete REDIFINE line as I’m already using the REDEFINE Multifunction eye cream and I see a huge difference in my eye texture and dark circles. It’s recommended to use the whole system together to truly achieve amazing results, so I may just go for it and order the complete REDEFINE Line!
     
    $8
     
    I never cared much for facial toners till I read in a magazine how advanced toners have become and how essential they are to a daily skin care regime, especially in the colder months. The more sophisticated toners will add moisture, soothe redness and are packed with antioxidants ( a.k.a. anti-aging). This one is a no brainer and I will be picking this up sometime this week. I ‘m a fan of Simple products because they’re very affordable and are proven to work!
     
    DISCLAMIER: I was not paid for this post and I am not affiliated with any of the brands mentioned above.
     
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    BEAUTY

    Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Radiance Mask

     

    The last sprinklings of Winter have faded away and Spring has finally settled it’s sweet self around here. The sun is setting later and the weather is quite warm. I so deeply enjoy that feeling of rejuvenation that comes with this season. 
    Speaking of rejuvenation, don’t you feel your skin from the cold and bitter wind seems a bit dry and dull? I noticed this the other day as I was cleansing my face. Where did my glow go? I have to admit I’ve been lazy with my night time skin routine…Gasp! I decided to fix this quickly as I don’t like knowing I look dull and lack lustre!  
     

    Kiehl’s recently launched a new masque containing Turmeric and Cranberry seed. As I was curious to unconver the benefits of these ingredients I ended up purchasing the 75 ML jar and received the deluxe sample as a bonus. 

    Turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory spice that is used while cooking but also has amazing skin benefits. Turmeric can treat acne scars, exfoliate dead skin, clear eczema, and provides a youthful glow to the skin.
    Cranberry seeds are loaded with anti-oxidants that help fight premature ageing and is the only oil that has a perfect ratio of Omega 3&6 fatty acids so it absorbs quickly into the skin.
    The masque is packaged in a red tub. It’s not fancy packaging by any means and stays true to Kiehls brand of minimalist packaging. When I opened the tub I was expecting a strong fragrance but it was very light. I appreciate products that don’t have an overwhelming scent, especially masques that are meant to be left on your skin for some time.

     

     

    \Top,Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Masque Applied to right side//
    \Bottom, Masque Washed Off //
     This masque is very easy to use. You apply a thick layer of product on your face and leave it on for 5-10 minutes. Once ready to remove,you add a bit of water to your face and rub the product, gently, in circular motions. As you can see by the first image above the masque dries to a firm consistency(the right side). By adding water you’re releasing the exfoliating cranberry seeds. The exfoliation is very gentle so no need to worry about over or harsh exfoliation to your skin. After exfoliation, either splash water on your face to remove the rest of the product or use a facial towel dipped in a bit of water to gently remove the product. Kiehl’s is advertising this masque as an “instant facial” that will brighten the look of dull skin. By looking at the second image above(the right side) of my hand)you notice a considerable difference from the left side of my hand where I didn’t apply the product. The skin on the right hand side is very smooth, brighter and radiant. The skin on the left hand side is still dull and lacklustre.  Even after washing my hands through out the day the right side felt very smooth and baby soft:)
    I have used the masque on my face twice a week for 6 weeks now. I haven’t broken out or experienced dry itchy patches after exfoliating.
    My only concern with this mask is that I don’t believe it helped shrink or fully clean out my pores like a regular facial would. I believe the cranberry seeds may actually be too gentle as an exfoliating product. Overall the Kiehl’s Tumeric and Cranberry Seed masque is a good mask that will give you a gleaming,lustrous and healthy glow to your skin. The exfoliating cranberry seeds are not harsh on the skin and offer gentle exfoliation for an improved overall complexion.
    The radiance you achieve with this product lasts for a couple of days wich is a bonus!I’m very happy with how brightened and radiant my skin looks after each use and I plan on continuing to use the Kiehl’s Turmeric and Cranberry Seed Masque.

     

     
    MAHA
    XO
    *I purchased this product.It was NOT provided to me as a gift. Opinions expressed in this post are my own*

     

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