Winter might limit some activities due to the cold dark days but there are some essentials that make the elongated staying home routine fun and pampering. I am referring to the skincare essentials, treating the skin to the much-needed moisture due to the indoor heating, outdoor cold weather. There are two new launches from StriVectin that are not only amazing for pampering the skin but also to help to get ready for the spring. StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask and Skin Reset 4-week Intensive Rejuvenation System.

StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask and Skin Reset 4-week Intensive Rejuvenation System

StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask is a massage activated, color transforming clay mask. This is not my first massage activated color transforming clay mask, I have used one in the past and really like the concept. With the massage, first there is a physical exfoliation, and then the color of the mask changes from white to blue. Any typical clay mask might dry the skin, but I did not feel any dryness on my skin neither any irritation with this mask and the exfoliation.

StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask and Skin Reset 4-week Intensive Rejuvenation System

My skin feels nourished, hydrated, balanced with the small pore size, comfortable, and radiant. This is exactly what I expect from a mask, especially for my combination skin. I did feel it helped my congestion clear out fast. I did test this mask for over few weeks sometimes weekly or bi-weekly.

StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask and Skin Reset 4-week Intensive Rejuvenation System

The formula is encapsulated Blue Algae Extract and pigments activate upon application, transforming from white to ocean blue color as it renews skin and boosts radiance. To use, apply evenly to clean, dry skin avoiding the eye area. Gently massage in a circular motion until the mask transforms from white to blue. Leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse off thoroughly and follow with the rest of your routine.

StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask and Skin Reset 4-week Intensive Rejuvenation System

Skin Reset 4-week Intensive Rejuvenation System is a skincare system designed to reboot, rejuvenate and get skin back on track in just 4 weeks. It includes four unique serums, each with their own targeted technology to address a core factor of skin aging and fatigue. ‘Brand’s patented formula for skin strengthening NIA-114™ and performance enhancing peptides infused throughout, these four laser-focused formulas work together with sequential synergy to “reset” skin, leaving it strong, resilient and youthful-looking.’ As you see in the pictures, there are four bottles in the system that are color coded to be used as described,

  • WEEK 1: rebuild by restoring optimal, lasting hydration – visible luminous, hydrated skin, signs of dullness and fatigue are eliminated as hydration levels improve.
  • WEEK 2: boost skin to improve elasticity & visibly relax fine lines and wrinkles – Skin feels softer, smoother and more nourished.
  • WEEK 3: balance skin for a radiant, even-toned complexion – skin feels firmer and more toned.
  • WEEK 4: restore resiliency & improve the look of sagging skin & deep wrinkles – skin will appear smooth, soft & plump, healthy-looking tone and texture, and totally rejuvenated results.
StriVectin Blue Rescue Clay Renewal Mask and Skin Reset 4-week Intensive Rejuvenation System

To use, over the month, each week’s Reset serum formula is to be used as the daily serum—after cleansing and before moisturizing. At the end of four weeks, regular skincare routine can be resumed but is recommended to stick to the routine. I have not used this system for the time recommended, which is 28 days continuously but my initial thoughts for the few days, I went up to completing over 2 weeks and moving on to the third week now. Based on my skin’s needs, like congestion I do add up toner or layer the serums. I have both the new launches from the brand in my skincare routine and really liking the results.

StriVectin is available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart and beautyboutique.ca

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Lip care is an essential part of my everyday skincare routine and no doubt, dry parched lips does not make you feel comfortable and confident. I have been using the Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy, Fresh Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm, and Sugar Spice Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen 15.

Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy, Fresh Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm, and Sugar Spice Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen 15

Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy is a daily treatment gently exfoliates, softens, and smoothes dry, flaky lips to keep them looking flawless and ready for lipstick. It is enriched with AHAs—a blend of sugar and natural fruit extracts and hibiscus flower extract. It is a lightweight water-based formula that preps and primes the lips’ surface and improves signs of damage for a youthful look. I have been using it as a quick fix and is perfect for the busy, on-the-go lifestyle and gentle enough to use twice a day.  To use it, dispense a drop on your finger. Then, massage over clean lips and lip contour area. Wait until it absorbs and then follow with your favorite balm or lipstick.

Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy, Fresh Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm, and Sugar Spice Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen 15

Fresh Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm is a rich, moisturizing lip treatment that smoothes and comforts on contact while delivering a velvety sheen and addictive flavor inspired by coconut cream. It can be used throughout the day when your lips need nourishment. It does not feels sticky but is comfortable and keeps the lips nourished and soft.

Fresh Sugar Lip Wonder Drops Advanced Therapy, Fresh Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm, and Sugar Spice Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen 15

Sugar Spice Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen 15 is a chai tea-inspired tint with a dusty rose finish. It looks good on all skin types while providing long-lasting moisture and year-round protection from damaging UV rays. It is formulated with the same nourishing sugar, hydrating oils, and vitamins as the rest of the Sugar Lip Treatment Collection(which I have reviewed few times on my blog and instagram). It can be applied throughout the day.

Fresh beauty products are available at Sephora Canada and Sephora.

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I get so excited when trying a new base makeup product, whether it is a primer, foundation, powder, or concealer. All these help create the base which can make you look and feel good and confident all day. And to get that right base, it is always so important to understand the type of your skin and your need. For example, I have combination skin which is prone to acne and have acne scars. Also, the dry areas on my face are more visible if I am not using the right products which are both hydrating and provides coverage, not to forget my aim is to get a look and feel which is natural and radiant. I have been using the Dermablend flawless creator™ foundation drops and smooth liquid camo concealer since last few weeks.

Dermablend flawless creator™ foundation drops and smooth liquid camo concealer

Dermablend flawless creator™ foundation drops is described as blendable, buildable, and customizable. weightless foundation drops with 33% liquid makeup pigment. This lightweight foundation provides buildable and blendable coverage with a water-free, oil-free foundation formula. use alone or mix with your favorite skincare for a custom foundation finish.

Dermablend flawless creator™ foundation drops and smooth liquid camo concealer

I have been so amazed at this little bottle of foundation, it is super lightweight and at the same time the coverage is amazing. I use two drops of this foundation for a medium coverage, the liquid foundation blends in nicely and gives a nice natural dewy finish. To get a full coverage, I add 1-2 drops more and then blend, blend, and blend. It works pretty well when 1-2 drops are mixed with the day moisturizer or day cream. It applies well with fingers, buffing brush, or a beauty sponge, make sure to shake the bottle well before dispensing the drops of the foundation. The staying power is really nice, stays on for over 8-9 hours for which I have tested it. It does not feel or looks heavy or cakey, the finish does not look like a mask. Another good thing is the shade range. It did not break me out. The shade 43W matches nicely to my medium skin tone with golden undertones.

Dermablend flawless creator™ foundation drops and smooth liquid camo concealer
Above – Flawless Creator Foundation drops in 43W
Below – Smooth Liquid Camo Concealer in Medium

Dermablend smooth liquid camo concealer is described as an all-purpose, flexible, smoothing liquid concealer that covers, corrects and perfects. The formula is lightweight, hydrating, and very creamy. I feel it does not blends nicely into the skin but I do feel a little cakey after sometime, maybe due to my skin which behaves and is more on the drier side during the winters. I will give this concealer a try when the weather changes and will share with you guys on my Instagram.

Dermablend flawless creator™ foundation drops and smooth liquid camo concealer

Overall, I am glad to have tried this brand which is new to me and the Dermablend flawless creator™ foundation drops are definitely worth checking out. Dermablend products are available at
Dermablend.ca and BeautyBoutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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