I am really slow when it comes to finishing up the products, i do not understand why i do this but when i like some product and it is about to finish, i start picking up something else as if my inner self doesn’t want stuff to get finish. Anyways, sharing some stuff that i actually finished last month.
I love the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads and i am never without them. These are my go-to for get-ready fast days or the lazy days when i just want to finish up my skincare routine fast. They are gentle, effective and work perfect for daily use. Actually this is the most used acid in my acid stash. My husband has very sensitive skin and he loves them too. I use it after cleansing my face and before the spritz toner or before the serum. They are easy to use and just a swipe across the face, neck and decollete does it all. The value for price is also good as compared to other good acid toners. I have been using them since last two years and i have an empty jar every other month. This is the first acid product that i started up with and since then, i have come a long way.
Repurchase – Yes, usually purchase it every other month(2 people using it here)
The product that i least expected from and which worked really good on my combination skin is the Alpha H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera. I was really confused between the Balancing cleanser and the Triple Action Cleanser because the brand recommends Triple Action Cleanser for Combination skin. I chose the Balancing Cleanser after doing the research from my side and after reading the reviews online. From the creamy texture of the cleanser, i got the feeling that i shouldn’t have bought it and it is not going to do any good for me. But surprisingly i loved how it cleaned my skin and i never felt dry, stripped off or irritated from this cleanser. I really liked the cleanser, and is one of the cleansers that accompanied me to my visit to India last year. The 200ml bottle lasted me for around 4 months alternating it between my other cleansers depending upon my skin’s needs.
Just to mention that my husband has very sensitive skin and it irritated him and every time he used it, he had redness on his face.
Repurchase – Yes, for me
After my hormonal acne last year, i have been trying different products. I got this Eminence Organic Skincare Herbal Spot Serum when i visited for an eminence facial last year. I was regular with this serum for a month when i first bought it and then it got pushed back into my treasure of skincare products. It came in front row again in february and finally i finished this last month, This serum calmed my skin, making it smooth and radiant. The serum is good option for dull skin and for controlling the acne. I smoothed 4-5 drops of this serum from the dropper on my face after my toners and then follow with a moisturizer. I liked it but couldn’t make myself love it.
Repurchase – Yes, but can live without it 😀
My body skin is very dry as compared to my face and in winters, it is just out of control. I exfoliate every two or three days and moisturize it daily to be able to feel good about it. I have used cetaphil a lot but this time i wanted to try this moisturizer called Eucerin for dry skin. The texture of this moisturizer is really thick and you feel it more while applying, but the good thing is once it is applied, i never feel greasy or oily on the skin. It just soaks into the skin and does the work, no dryness and that is what i bought it for.
Repurchase – Yes, hopefully next winter if i need a decent body moisturizer for a decent price.
And the best thing i found and loved is the Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence. It was in my Philip Kingsley set that i bought from Net-a-porter. I love what this does to my frizzy, dry and unruly hair. It softens my hair and eliminates the frizz. I mean it does something that no other spray or leave-in product has done for my hair. I use this on my damp hair, on the lengths and then apply my leave-in hair oils on the lengths. It is the best combination for the spritz and oil. I have a feeling that my hair are missing this spray, really. I have already ordered my new full size bottle and its on the way. I have used the Pureology color treatment fanatic spray(on my uncolored and nontreated hair), the bumble and bumble invisible oil primer, bumble and bumble tonic lotion, they are okay but not as good as this Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defense.
Repurchase – Yes, yes – my hair love this.
Have you guys tried any of the above products?
I am going to share my hair care routine that i followed last month and have felt good enough to share about it. I am on constant hunt for good haircare and skincare products and this time, i splurged into John Masters Organics hair products. John Masters Organics is a luxury Organic line of products for hair, skin and home.
I was happy to know they have a Canadian site and i didn’t have to pay duties on the purchase from US site. My scalp is itchy and sometimes flaky during the winters, so the best bet was to go for Zinc and Sage Shampoo with Conditioner which is meant to be for itchy and flaky scalps. The key ingredients include zinc, sage, wheat amino acids, papaya which help in scalp irritation, antibacterial, strengthening, regenerate and firms hairshaft. And the shampoo is good for all hair types. I apply this shampoo on damp hair, lather and then rinse it off.
After towel drying my hair, i spray the Deep Scalp Follicle Treatment & Volumizer For Thinning Hair on the scalp. It is meant to encourage healthy hair growth from the roots out. I chose this treatment for my scalp as i had a postpartum hair loss and this treatment spray both helps thinning hair and with hair volumizing. I have few spritz left of this spray and i must say that i do not see any great results for the thinning hair but my scalp definitely feels healthy.
Then comes the Shine On, which is all-natural styling aid for smooth, shiny hair. I chose this because it has all natural ingredients which is a good option when you have to keep a product in your hair for long time, like this leave-in treatment. The only thing that needs to be kept in mind before using this product is to give it a dry run on how much is enough for your hair depending upon the hair type and length. I have used this before air drying, hot styling on both damp and dry hair and it works. The only issue is you have to dip your fingers in the sticky kind of product and then rub between hands to use it which is sometimes messy.
I will surely repurchase the Zinc and Sage Shampoo with Conditioner but i haven’t seen much noticeable results with the Deep Scalp Follicle Treatment and Volumizer for thinning hair. In regard to the Shine On leave-in treatment, it is good and will take me sometime to finish it off, i will hunt for some other leave-in product, to find something better. Have you tried any of these products or any other hair products from John Masters, let me know if it worked for you.
I have been regular with my facials since my postpartum hormonal acne, i believe that the facials had a big role in clearing up my acne. After about 2-3 weeks postpartum, i had the worst ever acne of my life on my face, most of it on the cheeks, lower jawline and the upper part of my neck. I tried countless products, even high end one’s, not even considering the prices. The acne had made me stop looking at the mirror, i really felt depressed due to it.
I used to have facials every 1-2 months but this time it never came to my mind that i didn’t get a chance to go for a facial since last 3-4 months due to my schedule after delivery and new baby. I went to India for my brother’s wedding after my baby’s 2 month vaccination and there i had my Mom to look after my kids and finally i booked my appointments for Sothy’s facials at Lakme Salon. Sothy’s Paris is a brand originated in Paris, where it had its roots as a beauty institute and it offers a wide variety of moisturizers, eye care, skin, and body products since 1946 worldwide. The facialist usually examines your skin, ask few questions about health and diet, then she gives the options of the facials available for the particular skin concern. In the starting i took facial every 2 weeks for 2 months. It drastically improved my skin. I think it was the massage and the products used to combat my acne and improve blood circulation that helped. They have different steps in the facial for different products and skin concerns.
Then, it was time to come back home. I was back in Canada and here i googled and found salon that had Sothy’s near my home. I have been regular with facials, every 6-7 weeks and i just love them. It is the best me-time i get these days to pamper myself and be back to my senses after work and 2 little kids at home.
My pregnancies have made me love my skin, hair and body more and more, so i just love to find and use good products. Above is something i bought during my last facial trip from Sothy’s and i will be using it after i finish off with my current serum.
Have you tried this serum, let me know if it worked for you?