Good morning my darlings and welcome to Friday Morning. Here we look at all of the skincare used this week. It was interesting for me. Usually when I travel, I transfer my in progress skincare items into my regular skincare line up so they don’t sit around open and expiring. However as there isn’t too lng between trips, I put everything back into the bag and went back to my normal routine. Well normal with changes. Before I left I finished out my makeup remover and I took the last of my moisturizer home so I have two new products. But we’ll get into that below. So without further ado, the products use this week…
Makeup remover: Vitabrid C Daily C Balancing Cleansing Balm
Cleanser: Farmacy Whipped Greens Oil Free Foaming Cleanser
Toner: Georgette Klinger Rose Clarifying Toner
Serum: Depology Caviar Serum Stick
Serum: Dermelect Empower Anti Wrinkle Treatment
Moisturizer: Kat Burki Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream
Lips: Buxom Powerful Lips Scrub in Dragon Fruit
The makeup remover is new to me. It is from Vitabrid and it is okay. It has a light clean scent and it does take my makeup off well. It also leaves me feeling a little greasy, which isn’t that big a deal as I cleanse my face right after, but I don’t like the feeling that my cleanser has to wash off the makeup remover before it cleanses my skin. it is a decent makeup remover and I will use it, but I suspect it isn’t going to be my favorite and probably not one I will repurchase. It is just, okay.
The Farmacy Whipped Greens is now on my list of my top cleansers tried this year. Each year in the fall as the world gears up for Black Friday Sales I make a list of some of my favorite products used throughout the year so that when the sales start i can stock up on some winners. I also end up using most of them during the holiday season so that I can have fabulous skincare that I don’t have to think about while the madness of the holidays is crashing down. This Farmacy Cleanser is going on that list. And actually because my birthday is in June, when I placed my latest Sephora order I got a trio of Farmacy products in a little kit as a Beauty Insider birthday gift (You just sign up on the site and in your birthday month you can add a gift from their list with a $25 purchase). I will be filtering the products into the travel bag and can’t wait to see if they are added to the purchase list as well.
But moving on to our list…The toner is okay as well. it is a toner. The rose scent isn’t terribly pronounced which is nice. And that is really all I have to say about it. I have tried fabulous things from the brand, but this toner is like the makeup remover. it works, but it is just okay.
The Depology Serum stick is reaching it’s end and next week I will have a review up of the product with before and after pics. It can be used all over the face, but I find it best as an eye cream and on the lines around my mouth. This is where it does it’s best work and this is where i will use it.
The Dermelect serum is a creamy consistency that melts into the skin. It is less than a month and i have already seen a bit of improvement in my skin’s texture so I will gladly keep using this. It is light weight and melts in well. it does need a little time to settle in before the moisturizer is applied. if you don’t give it that time it will take far longer for your moisturizer to absorb as well, so just give i t a minute. Brush your teeth or your hair or something and then go for the moisturizer. It doesn’t take long and is worth the wait.
The Kat Burki cream is new. I have been really waiting to try this cream. It is a white cream that is slightly thicker than a water cream and smells like a high end spa. I am not sure what else to say about the scent. It is light and skincare-ish, but it also smells expensive and spa like. Not a lot is needed and when it is used the product very quickly melts into the skin without feeling heavy or greasy. I have not had any need to add in a night cream or feel that it was too heavy for the day. I am able to use it as my one moisturizer. It is the first week of use and I am usually enamored of my moisturizers on the first week of use. It is as we get further into the trial that i start noticing things. Thus far though this is a fantastic cream and I am delighted to have it in the line up.
And finally we reach the Buxom Lip scrub. What can I say, it works well and is gentle enough to use nightly. It also seems to be lasting well. I am less than halfway through the product with about a month of use. so two thumbs up for Buxom.
And that my darling is the skincare line up for me this week. There was nothing bad, just a few okay for now products that will be used up and then wiped from my memory banks. But over all, nothing was problematic, which is how I like my skincare. And so here is where I leave you to get on with your Friday. Have a great one and a fabulous weekend beyond.