Happy Face Mask Friday! So I’ve been using Pixi Beauty’s Glow collection for several weeks now and decided to stick with the glowing theme and try their Glow Mud Mask. Full of ingredients that detoxify and brighten the skin, this mask sounded like it would work great.
Kaolin Clay: This ingredient is excellent for detoxifying the skin. It’s known for drawing out excess oil and doesn’t dry out the skin. Plus, it’s safe for sensitive skin.
Sea Salt: Sea Salt cleanses the pores and can fight acne causing bacteria.
Ginseng: Ginseng is a great anti-aging ingredient that brightens and tones the skin.
Aloe: This anti-inflammatory ingredient helps retain moisture, fight acne and soothe the skin.
The Verdict: I always love a good mud mask, and this Glow Mud Mask is another winning skin treat from Pixi Beauty. My skin looked and felt cleaner, smoother and glowing. Plus, it wasn’t dried out. You should totally check it out!
I don’t know about you, but as each year ticks by, I continue to search for products that will help keep my skin looking “yeouthful.” Retinol is a great ingredient to do just that… And when combined with the ingredients of Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and Aloe, you have Yeouth Skincare’s Retinol 2.5 Serum.
Retinol – Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that stimulates the renewal of skin cells, therefore diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing out the skin and even preventing acne outbreaks.
Hyaluronic Acid – This is a miracle ingredient that hydrates the skin and stimulates cell regeneration.
Vitamin E – This antioxidant protects the skin from free radicals and reduces skin damage caused by UV rays. It is also commonly referred to as a “wound healer.”
Aloe – This ingredient is known to soothe the skin and reduce irritations and inflammations.
The Verdict: I have been using this serum for the past few weeks, and while it can take months to see the full benefits of retinol, but I have noticed my skin smoothing out.
Please note – Since this product contains retinol, my skin has been more sensitive to exfoliants and certain ingredients since I started using it. But the redness does go away after about half an hour, and the Aloe and Hyaluronic Acid help keep the skin soothed and moisturized.
I love mud masks for detoxifying the skin. They help clear up acne, minimize pores, exfoliate, fight the signs of aging and give the skin a deep cleanse.
Now, imagine that mud mask is a turned into a sheet mask. That is exactly what Patchology did with their SmartMud Detox Mask. It’s a mud mask without the mess… well, at least most of the mess. LOL. It is a little messy with application because the mud on the sheet, but much better than taking it straight out of a jar.
The Verdict: This 2 piece mud mask is another Pathology winner! Using volcanic ash sourced from South Korea, this mask left my skin deeply cleansed and glowing.
Mojito and a mask? Now that sounds like the perfect way to kick off the weekend!
I have been having a lot of breakouts recently (I swear, I have more breakouts in my 30s than I did in my teens! Anyone else?), so when I saw this fun looking mask at Riley Rose I knew I had to try it.
The Leaders Insolution Juicy Mojito Clearing Mask is made with the below great ingredients and claims to clear up and smooth skin.
Lime Peel Extract – treats acne, blemishes and dark spots while possessing anti-aging properties. It also leaves your skin glowing.
Coconut – moisturizes, fights the signs of aging and stimulates the production of collagen.
The Verdict: It totally works! I used this face mask last night, and my skin felt instantly smoother afterwards, my breakouts were less pronounced and my skin looked so much better this morning. Plus… it smells like a Mojito! If you struggle with breakouts, you should totally check it out.
So… It’s the first Face Mask Friday of 2019! I’m excited to see what fun face masks I find this year, and I started with this Dr. Jart+ All That Contours Prescriptment (yes, that’s how they spell it) Face Mask. Infused with some great ingredients (see below), this mask helps with anti-aging and skin elasticity. I don’t know about you but I’m all about anything that helps my skin look younger!
Caffeine – Caffeine firms the skin and helps with contours.
Isomerized Safflower Acid – This ingredient focuses on improving skin elasticity.
Aloe Leaf Juice – Aloe is an amazing hydrator that also soothes the skin.
This was an interesting face mask as it came in two pieces that were more of a stretchy gel material. The bottom half even goes around your ears to hold it in place (which also makes it really tight). It was super easy to apply, and the best part? My skin appeared to look younger right after I used it. I love it when a mask shows immediate results, so this face mask is a winner in my book. Great way to kick off the New Year!
The neck and décolletage areas are frequently ignored in a skincare routine (thus making them the first giveaways of age). Because of this, I was excited to try Yeouth Skincare’s Neck Firming Cream. With Green Tea, Argireline and Vitamin C, this neck cream not only moisturizes, it tightens sagging skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improves skin elasticity. But how? Let’s take a closer look at these ingredients.
Green Tea – Green Tea has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory abilities, which can slow down the signs of aging. It has also been known to reduce the effects of sun damage.
Argireline – Argireline is a peptide commonly referred to as “Botox in a Bottle.” It stimulates collagen production and can theoretically limit the ability of neurotransmitters to activate facial movement, therefore reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C – Vitamin C is an antioxidant with anti-aging properties that brightens skin, improves hydration and can even out your skin tone.
All of these combined can make for a great neck cream. I’ve been using this product for almost two weeks now, and noticed a difference after the first use. It is incredibly moisturizing and definitely helps combat those neck wrinkles and sagging skin along the jawline. Now I can wrap all these Christmas gifts as the neck cream works its magic.
Let me start by saying that I love Kate Somerville products, so I was super excited to try her Tight ‘n Cryogenic Tightening Gel. It uses a system inspired by cryogenics combined with anti-aging ingredients. It is cold when applied, and I started noticing my skin looking tighter and smoother after the first application. It works!
The downside for me… it makes my skin break out, so I am super bummed about that. I will be trying another Kate Somerville product to prevent the oncoming signs of aging. Stay tuned!