The Skin Care Line Up: December 23rd, 2021

I know, Some of you are looking at the title and suddenly wondering if you have lost a day. You have not. So take a deep breath and let it out slowly. it is only Thursday. However tomorrow is Christmas Eve and I will not be posting.

So I decided that i would go ahead and put the Skincare line up on Thursday instead. Because it is one of my favorite posts and i didn’t feel like skipping it. I hope you don’t mind.

So Shall we take a peek into the line up?

The Day Time Line Up

Cleanser: Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser

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Toner: Watermelon Glow Pore Tight Toner from Glow Recipe

Serum/Eye Serum: Terravibe CBD Age Defying Eye Serum with Hyaluronic Acid

Moisturizer: Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer

I know, some of you are looking at the list and thinking, Wait, where is the Essence? Have no fear, it will return next week. Since it’s job is to make the other skincare more effective, I wanted to try a week without it to see how the products performed.

It didn’t affect the cleanser which goes on first. And I have to say the more I use the Elemis Cleanser the more I like it. it is very gentle on the skin and just makes my skin feel fabulously clean. I am a big fan and I know I am going to sound like a broken record by the time this cleanser is done. I apologize in advance. It is just a really good cleanser.

The toner, I am less enthused with than I was last week. I just don’t think this toner is for me. last week i thought it worked well but just had a scent I didn’t like. This week, without the essence, I think it worked less well and had a scent i didn’t like. It is an okay product, but not one of Glow Recipe’s best. At least in my book. They make several really nice products, this just isn’t on my list of ones to repurchase from the brand.

The Terravibe CBD Eye serum I actually really like. In fact the more I use it, the more I like it. Even though it is an eye serum, it can be used on the whole face , neck and upper chest. It is only once a day though so I have been using it as my day time serum. And while it hasn’t been used long enough to show results, my skin really likes it. I love the way it absorbs so quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft. It shows a great deal of promise.

Also showing a great deal of promise as a day cream is the Juice Beauty Moisturizer. It is light weight and absorbs well without being greasy. I was less fond of it at night, but i’ll get to that below in the night time line up. I’ve only been using it for a few days at this point so my thoughts are rather minimal. I’m sure I’ll have more to say as use continues.

So, are you ready for the night?

Night Time Line Up

Cleanser: Elemis Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser

Toner: Watermelon Glow Pore Tight Toner from Glow Recipe

Serum: SerumKind Purple Cabbage drop

Facial Oil: Byroe Fig renewal oil

Moisturizer: Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free Moisturizer

Makeup Remover: Vitabrid Daily C Balancing Cleansing Balm

My opinion of the Elemis Cleanser and the Glow Recipe Toner were the same in the night time as they were in the day. Since the Terravibe was meant to be used only once a day, I finished up my Sunday Riley Vitamin C serum and decided that this Serumkind would work for night time use. Thus far I used it for the first time last night. It is thicker than I thought it would be. More viscus. when you drop it from your hand it takes a long time to let go of the end of the dropper. It also takes a little while to absorb into the skin. For me that isn’t a major issue as I am using it at night. I tend to take my time at night, where as i am often rushing through my routine in the morning. The scent is pleasant and fairly neutral. It smells clean but not like anything I can identify. I actually have nothing to compare it to. I’ll keep trying, but for now all I have is that it is a light , pleasant and swiftly fading scent. Hopefully as I use it more I will have more to report.

The Fig renewal oil I haven’t actually used yet. If you read my post earlier in the week, this arrived in this month’s Boxycharm. As I tried out the Juice Beauty Moisturizer I thought it needed a little something for night time use and since I hadn’t put away the items that came in the Boxy Charm the oil was out so I decided to rotate it in. The fact that I added oil to a line up to help out an oil free moisturizer is not lost on me. I am hoping that adding it in will help make this a day and night time moisturizer. we will see. If not then next week, I may have to just use the Juice Beauty in the day time and pull in a night time moisturizer.

Finally we have the Vitabrid C Cleansing balm. It was opened when I did battle against the silver eyeshadow that didn’t want to go away. It helped, and actually it is a nice cleansing balm. It hasn’t been tested against waterproof items and it was almost defeated by the silver shadow, but it took off everything else well and left my skin feeling soft.

I know, with a lot of new products coming in this week, there were a lot of first impressions to contend with. As I continue to use the products, my first impressions may change and I may like or dislike them. As for now, this is how I feel. Most everything is actually doing pretty good. I haven’t tried the fig Oil and I am just using up the toner, but everything else is working well for me. Or at least as well as can be expected on such short acquaintance. Only time will tell if they are worth using or buying again. I’ll keep you posted.

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