Tuesday, February 25, 2020

NATASHA DENONA | MONO EYE SHADOW

Two years ago, I was extremely lucky to be able to pick up two Natasha Denona Mono eye shadows. It was my very first ND purchase and I was ecstatic. Thankfully, the hype ND shadows receive lived up because, these babies retail for $29 per shadow.



The shadows were super buttery and insanely pigmented. I was shook. INDUSTRIAL (45M) is my absoulte favorite f the duo. Its a muted pewter with a slight green tone to it. Its beautiful by itself all over your lid on a night out.





until next time ..
xo


Friday, September 27, 2019

DR. JART | CERAMIDIN LIQUID



Hello after a long hiatus! Today’s review is on Dr.Jart ceramidin liquid, this is my second time repurchasing it. Once, before it’s packaging change/ reformulation and one after. I have been using this product for over six months. Sparingly. It’s not the most affordable in the market. For the price ( $48 ) paid it does the job.

Product Description ;
A moisturizing cream supercharged with 5-cera complex that helps visibly strengthens skin and shield from water and moisture loss.

Solutions for:
- Dryness
- Loss of firmness and elasticity

Ingredients;
Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methyl Trimethicone, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Ceramide NP, Stearic Acid, Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, C12-16 Alcohols, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Malt Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Throbroma Caco (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Curuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Pyracantha Fortuneana Fruit Extract, Glycerly Polymethacrylate, Cholesterol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Fructooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-51, Raffinose, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Folic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Tromethamine, Ceramide AP, Ceramide AS, Ceramide NS, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Ceramide EOP.


Personal Experience ;
Let me get in to detail, the Dr.Jart Ceramidin line consists of products formulated with five types ceramides ( 5 - cera complex) which suppose to help thoroughly moisturize and strengthen skin.Though, recent researches about ceramides say otherwise.
I personally love this toner. It’s actually thicker than your normal toner, it a sticky liquid,  thicker than your normal ampoules. It has a creamy liquid consistency. I use it typically after all my lighter toners and essences, before any creams.
It smells slightly medicinal. Not over powering. Smell doesn’t linger. I’m very attracted to the fragrance, it makes me feel as if I’m using something slightly more professional/ proscribed.
I find the Dr. Jart ceramidin liquid to be gentle enough to be used at the most damaged irritated skin without causing any irritation or stinging. It hydrates and soothes. But, however, it alone does not repair your damaged moisture barrier.
If your skin is super dehydrated or if you suffer from chemical peel dryness you may feel that this lacks efficiency. It needs multiple layers to do a good job.
Honestly, I don’t hate it. I like it. It provides relief to my dry skin. But, it doesn’t heal my skin even after multiple layers. For the price paid, I think there are much better products available.

Where to buy;
Sephora



Monday, March 4, 2019

COSRX | HYALURONIC ACID INTENSIVE CREAM

Hyaluronic Acid is my second favorite skincare ingredient after Retinols. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that draws water from the atmosphere to plump, hydrate and moisturize the skin which in return can make your skin look younger and plumper with continuous use.
Hyaluron fillers are super popular now, cause its ability to plump and define features of your face. I'm not a fan of fillers so religiously apply  multiple layers of Hyaluronic Acid essences and creams every day and night.


COSRX HYALURONIC ACID INTENSIVE CREAM





I love the cosrx hyaluronic acid intensive cream, it's super light weight and a perfect light weight moisturizer for day time. It plays nice under makeup. I use this as my second last step in my AM routine and then i follow on with sunscreen.

 In my PM routine, I use the moisturizer as the 3rd last step in my routine followed by Cerave in the tub and my Mamonde Sleeping mask.

The cream has a milky white sticky texture, odorless ( great for those who have fragrance sensitivities) absorbs super quickly and doesn't leave a tacky or a oily a film behind. A perfect and must have moisturizer for those with oily skin or for summer.

I find the Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid cream super soothing. It gives a slight moisturizing effect and calms redness.
However, I find that Cosrx moisturizer might not be enough as your sole moisturizer, it does not provide the same plump supple effect that is offered by my other Hyaluronic acid moisturizers.

I'll definitely keep using it till it runs out. But, will not repurchase. I love a thick super mositurizer that leaves my face super greasy. I highly recommend the Cosrx Hyaluronic Acid Intensive cream to those with oily skin.


until next time...
xo