Skin


I am a fan of acids for skin which help resurface, brighten, treat, and help maintain the skin. And when Omorovicza Acid Fix was launched in January 2018, it was natural for me to be so excited as all the products I have tried from this brand have been a real hit for my skin. I have reviewed the Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask which I use on the days of congestion and to keep the breakouts away and the skin clean here and on the days I need a quick fix but I am too tired, I go for the Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask reviewed here. Another favorite is the Queen of Hungary mist, which I have the travel size in my bag and the full size on my vanity. Omorovicza Acid Fix (CAD $140) is described as a multi-purpose treatment, which exfoliates, peels, resurfaces, brightens and plumps the skin. Acid fix combines a potent blend of AHA/BHAs, it helps to reverse the damage caused by sunlight, pollution, and acne so that the skin feels smoother and looks agelessly luminous.

Omorovicza Acid Fix review

The key benefits of the Omorovicza Acid Fix include the following:

  • Australian Caviar lime extract helps to perfect skin’s appearance to soften and smooth while improving luminosity.
  • Glycolic acid, a powerful exfoliating AHA, reveals a brighter, clearer, younger and more even-toned complexion.
  • Salicylic acid, also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliates the surface of the skin leaving it smooth and soft and also enhances cell renewal and improves pigmentation issues.
  • Lactic acid refines and smoothes the micro-relief of the skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Sodium hyaluronate delivers moisture and increases moisture retention for skin that is soft to touch.
  • Omorovicza’s patented Healing ConcentrateTM leaves skin firmer, more supple and younger-looking.

Omorovicza Acid Fix

I have using and testing Omorovicza Acid Fix for almost three months on and off, finally got the chance to use it regularly, as prescribed, 2-3 times weekly, for over three weeks during the night. The product has a nice consistency, easy to apply, not runny, sinks in nicely into the skin. It is not very strong but gentle yet effective. It is suitable for combination, oily, and normal skin types. When I first started using it, I did notice a slight tingle, and that was all. I apply 2-3 drops on my face after cleansing, avoiding the eye area and then follow with my moisturizer.

Omorovicza Acid Fix

My skin has been brighter, even, and plump since I have been using this product. I notice fewer breakouts and do feel my spots from previous congestions are fading fur to the resurfacing action of this serum. It is like a peel for home, that is gentle yet effective and easy to use. I see my skin is radiant in the morning when I am using this on the night before. The packaging of the serum is in a frosted heavy glass bottle and there is a dropper to dispense the product. The size is good enough for travelling also.

This is a nice addition to your skin care routine if you are looking for something that is multi-purpose, resurfaces, treats, brightens, maintains the health of the skin. Omorovicza Acid Fix is available at Nordstrom, Sephora,  Space NK , CultBeautyand Omorovicza official website

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Cleansing is an essential part of my skincare routine, for me whether I am wearing makeup or not, a proper cleansing of the skin is a must. With years of trying and experimenting with my skin and the products I use, I have come to the terms with my skin to cleanse my skin thoroughly and properly to keep it happy. That does not mean I have to squeeze out that single last piece of oil or dirt off my skin, the aim is to cleanse everything that is either applied on the skin or everything that has come on the skin as a result of the natural process which skin goes through all the time which may be oil, dirt, grime due to environmental, aging, hormonal reasons. I have done the single cleansing, double cleansing, and even the triple cleansing sometimes. The results differ in all cases. Single cleansing is all I do in the mornings, keep in mind that I do it only when I have cleansed my face the night before, which is what I do without forgetting any single day. Double cleansing most of the evenings when I am wearing makeup or sunscreen. And triple cleansing when I am wearing heavy makeup or when I do feel like my face is clean after double cleansing. I have been lazy in the past and stop at double cleansing thinking it is enough but next day or two, new acne will show up, means I am not cleaning my face properly. You know yourself and your skin the best and when you feel something about yourself, you should be serious about it. So coming back to my cleansing routine, in the evening, either I go for double cleansing or triple cleansing. I am going to refer to the Cle de Peau Beaute Cleansing products which I have been using since last few months and have become favorites for their effectiveness and the results.

Cle de Peau Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, Cle de Peau Cleansing Clay Scrub

To make out the most of your first cleanse means the makeup remover, I prefer something that does the work well and removes my makeup completely, specifically the eye makeup first, instead of me rubbing my eyes and then going for another cleanser to clean the sensitive eye area. Then I go for the full face makeup removing, proceeding to the second cleanse. I have been using the Cle de Peau Eye and Lip Makeup Remover (CAD $65) since last few months and really enjoying it. Yes, enjoying it because it is so gentle yet so effective, never irritates my sensitive eyes and eye area. Cle de Peau Eye and Lip Makeup Remover is defined as the luxurious makeup remover for the delicate eye and lip areas that feels divinely silky and leaves skin dewy soft while effortlessly removes even heavy, long-wear and waterproof makeup. This bi-phase formula gives skin around the eyes and lips a beautiful supple look while also protecting eyelashes with Argan Oil and Camellia Oil.

Cle de Peau Eye and Lip Makeup Remover

I am really impressed with this makeup remover and would not be hesitant to say that this is one of the best out there. It removes eye makeup like no other, feels very comfortable to use, never stings the eyes, my sensitive eyes never water when I use this. To use it, I do shake it well and then dab few drops on the cotton pad and then straight to my eyes and lips. I hold it onto the makeup and then wipe off gently. The product has a very subtle yet luxurious fragrance of natural roses and rare orchids. That makes it a really pleasant experience to remove makeup and make this my first thing to do when I reach home. There is very less oil content in this product which does not leave that oily residue which seeps into the eyes after removing the eye makeup as many other eye makeups I have used do. The key ingredients include Golden Silk Essence to combat loss of clarity, translucence, and suppleness, Japanese Pearl to leave skin satin smooth, Theanine to even skin tone, and Scutella Baicalensis Extract to support skin’s beauty.

Cle de Peau Cleansing Clay Scrub, and Cle de Peau Cotton

After removing my makeup, I go for either my regular cleanser or twice in a week, I go for exfoliating my skin. I prefer exfoliation during my evening or night skincare routine after removing the makeup. Cle de Peau Cleansing Clay Scrub (CAD $82) is something that can be used as the second cleanser after removing makeup, in place of the regular cleanser for two-three times in a week. Cle de Peau Cleansing Clay Scrub is described as a gentle mineral-rich cleansing clay scrub that delicately exfoliates while removing impurities, especially from pores. Skin looks visibly renewed, soft and radiant with captivating translucency.

Cle de Peau Cleansing Clay Scrub

The key ingredients are same as mentioned in the Cle de Peau Eye and Lip Makeup Remover and include Golden Silk Essence to combat loss of clarity, translucence, and suppleness, Japanese Pearl to leave skin satin smooth, Theanine to even skin tone, and Scutella Baicalensis Extract to support skin’s beauty. I have used it for few weeks and loving the results. The texture is very creamy clay and there are some grains which are very few in quantity, the most you feel is the creamy texture. I take the clay on my moist hands and apply it onto the face, avoiding the eye area and then massage it gently with circular motions over the forehead, cheeks and chin area, including my neck. Then I make sure to rinse it thoroughly, like really thoroughly. The result is radiant, soft skin with no residue.

 Cle de Peau Cotton

Another important thing which I use every single day of my life is the cotton. Good quality cotton is really important to me, I did feel the difference when I first moved from the supermarket cotton pads to Shiseido ones and now adding these Cle de Peau Cotton to my routine. Cle de Peau Cotton (CAD $30 – 120 sheets) is described as the pillow-like cotton pads wrapped in soft silk that feel ultra-indulgent on skin designed especially for skincare. It is made with precious natural silk that helps improve the application of effective ingredients contained in skin care lotions and emulsions. This cotton does bring the feeling of exceptional luxury to skin with a smooth delicate texture. It uses a fine-textured silk and cotton surface to provide an exceptionally smooth and comfortable massaging sensation on the skin. It is developed using production methods that create a superior cushiony lint-resistant weave.

Clea de Peau is a brand I have recommended much in the brand, their makeup, and skincare is exceptional. I am happy to have these added to my skincare routine. Cle de Peau Beaute products, including Cle de Peau Eye and Lip Makeup Remover, Cle de Peau Cleansing Clay Scrub, and Cle de Peau Cotton is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and on the official website of Cle de Peau if you are in the US.

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In today’s world, there is not just the age that impacts on how your skin looks, but there are external factors which are equally responsible for it. Stress, hormones, weather, and what not, everything has an impact on your health as well as your appearance. Some things you can not control but there are things that can be controlled, one of which is your skin. You can take care of your skin as per your skin’s needs and you will see a noticeable difference in days. Another thing that might come to your mind is if I am taking care of my skin and seeing visible results, once I stop taking care of it or using the skincare products that used to suit your skin, it may come back to the state when you started taking care of it. Let me tell you one thing, whether it is taking care of your skin or your health, it is a lifelong process, it should be a part of your daily life and routine.

Dior Capture Youth review

I am approaching my mid-30s and I am more knowledgeable and concerned about what my skin needs and what suits my skin than what I was 5 years back. So it is part of the whole process, you learn, you try, you experiment. In this post, I am going to talk about three products from “Dior Capture Youth” range which I am mixing and matching in my skincare routine and I have seen visible results with the products. Some of you have also complimented me on my skin when I shared my pictures on the Instagram stories.

Dior Capture Youth is a selection of powerful natural ingredients that are gentle on the skin. The whole regimen is combining an ultra-prevention cream to help delay visible signs of aging and 5 complimentary serums to fade away signs of aging as they appear. The Dior Capture Youth regimen acts to delay future signs of aging by following three main principles: “Anticipate, Control, and Maximize” The motto of this range is “Take Action Now – No Regrets”

Dior Capture Youth review

Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Illuminating Serum (CAD $120) is described as a serum which is 100 times more concentrated in vitamin C than oranges, Murunga Plum combined with Alpha Hydroxy Acid – AHA which brightens the complexion and acts on skin texture irregularities for a visible and tangible skin transformation. The anti-fatigue weapon against dull, asphyxiated complexions. It can be a radical energizer in periods of stress fatigue and jet lag also. I have used this serum for few days every day and then on the days when my skin needs some extra care. It has been a really nice addition to my serums, especially the ones for brightening. I mix 3-4 drops of this serum into my cream and apply it on the face. My skin looks bright and beautiful. It does not make it look oily or anything, just the natural beautiful glow which stays on all day and does improves my skin tone when using every day. I have used it in my morning as well as evening skincare routine and it has been a very nice experience. During the day, there is no issue in applying makeup over it, everything stays on very well, plus the skin is brighter which I am sure everyone likes. On the days, I am feeling my skin is dull, or I didn’t sleep well, I reach out for this serum.

Dior Capture Youth review

Dior Capture Youth Plump Filler Plumping Serum (CAD $120) is described as a serum with three different weights of botanical hyaluronic acid molecules to rehydrate deep within and on the skin’s surface and restore skin’s fullness. The first hydration concentrate for plump, supple skin and boosted elasticity. It is ideal for an intensive treatment, means to apply it directly without mixing with cream,  for dryness, sun, to fight against environmental stressors,  and as an ideal anti-aging product. This product along with the glow booster serum, I am totally loving them both. I mix 2-3 drops of this serum in my moisturizer or apply directly to my face, and yes I do see visible results. My skin is supple, fuller, healthy, and plump, it looks beautiful, I can feel and see it. Not that I have wrinkles or many fine lines at this time, luckily, I still see a visible difference. I am really happy with both serums I have tried from this range. The serum sinks into the skin nicely in no time and then I follow with my moisturizer if I have applied it directly onto the skin or with my suncare and makeup. There have been no issues with my combination while using these products. Both the serums are suitable for all skin types.

Dior Capture Youth review

Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Crème (CAD $120) is described as an ultra-fine texture delivering maximum comfort and boasts the highest concentration of antioxidant Iris Florentine and a botanical mesh that stimulates the epidermis’s internal resistance process every day, while instantly smoothing the skin. The skin is supposed to regain its optimal quality and is intensely nourished, retexturized, and toned.  The cream is suitable for all skin types. It is suitable for all skin types. I have been using this cream on its own during day and night and also by mixing few drops of the Dior Youth Capture serums mentioned above. The cream did not cause any breakouts or caused any irritation on my skin. The texture is very fine and luxurious. It absorbs readily into the skin and does not leaves any residue or any heaviness. My skin looks bright, supple, more even, and hydrated. There is a subtle scent which fades away quickly. The packaging as you see is very beautiful in a light pink plastic jar which is very sturdy.

Dior Capture Youth review

Overall, I am very impressed and the claim of seeing instant visible results is true in my case. My skin has been really liking them a lot, I have combination skin prone to breakouts and congestion for your reference but this range is suitable for all skin types. I would recommend you to check this range out, in addition to the 2 serums and the cream I reviewed above, there are 3 more serums named, Matte Maximizer for mattifying the skin, Lift Sculptor for lifting, Redness Soother for soothing the redness. So based on what your concern is you can mix and match one or two or any number of intensive treatments into your customized dose of beautiful skin. Dior Capture Youth range is available at Hudsons’ Bay, Sephora.ca. beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart, HoltRenfrew, and Dior official website if you are in the US.

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I have been a fan of the Sugar Lip treatments from Fresh Beauty since last few years and I loved them so much that I did try once to pick all the shades from Sephora but then I stopped to just use the ones I already have. There are two new additions to the overall Sugar Lip Collection, the subtle shade is the Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy and the statement shade is the Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15.

 Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy and the statement shade is the Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 review
Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy (CAD $32) is sheer pink in color, it moisturizes, boosts volume, and smoothes the look of fine lines. The Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy enhances lips natural rosy color while providing the same age-defying benefits as the best selling Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy. It deeply nourishes and combats dryness all day long, boosts volume and definition, and smoothes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. The lips are fuller-looking, silky soft, and the end result is baby pink pout.

Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy is a multifunctional product. It can be worn alone for an age-defying hint of tint, or as a base under your favorite Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment for sun protection and richer color. The key ingredients are Sugar, Sea fennel extract, soft orange extract, hyaluronic filling spheres, Cupuacu butter, plum seed oil, passionflower seed oil and Commiphora extract. I do feel my lips are smooth, moisturized, and supple. When I leave it as an overnight treatment, there are visible results in the morning, no dry flakes and dry lips are improved.

 Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy and the statement shade is the Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 review

Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 (CAD $29) is luscious, vibrant in color. It moisturizes, protects, and smoothes lips with a tropical red-orange tint. The juicy tantalizing color is perfect for all skin types and adventures.  Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 is a versatile formula that allows for buildable coverage to create a sheer or rich hue. The key ingredients are Sugar, a blend of nourishing oils, grapeseed oil, Vitamin C and E, Beeswax, and Carnauba wax.  To use them both together, swipe on Sugar Dream first as a base, then apply Sugar Punch for a custom color.

Sugar Dream Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy is available at Sephora Canada and Nordstrom.  Sugar Punch Tinted Lip Treatment SPF15 is available at  Sephora Canada and will be available at Nordstrom from May 2018.

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La Prarie is a brand I trust and treasure each drop of the product I use. La Prairie White Caviar Collection is all about exceptional brightening and firming benefits are enhanced with golden caviar extract for a softly-lit luminosity. Uneven tone appears to fade away, leaving skin with an illuminated youthfulness. The key benefits include – helps brighten skin and minimize the appearance of discoloration, helps maintain an even skin tone, and helps increase firmness. I was part of the launch event of the new addition the White Caviar Collection called the White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire a few weeks back and it was such great experience to know the science and research behind the product. There was a detailed view of the lab, scientists, and the ingredients used. Since then, I have been using the La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion and the newly launched La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire. I will first start with the new addition to the family, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire is described as a lavish moisturizing cream that offers new levels of luminosity and evenness. The single most powerful illuminating molecule, as explained by the La Prairie team, is infused in a cream that works to banish dark spots and other skin discolorations. It is inspired by the idea of spotless, luminous skin. It works to illuminate the skin as if by flattering light, with results that are measurable in two weeks, visible in four weeks, and extraordinary in eight weeks.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

Following years of research that included 50,000 ingredients to find the single most powerful brightening active, Lumidose was identified by the scientists at La Prairie. This patented molecule is said to be most effective in supporting the inhibition of melanin, the pigment that causes dark spots. The formula’s optimized concentration of Lumidose helps it to reach the source of discoloration. Lumidose is paired with La Prairie’s Smart Crystal White, a delivery system for a powerful brightening active that works to interrupt the signaling pathways of melanin production. It is formulated with rare Golden Caviar extract found only in White Caviar Collection, which provides firming benefits. La Prairie’s exclusive cellular complex helps give new life and energy back to the very cells.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

About the packaging, the power of light contained in White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire is hinted at from the moment it emerges from its silver box. The clean lines of the pearlescent, cylindrical vessel are punctuated by a brilliant, sculpted ring that evokes the collection’s namesake caviar beads. The high polish silver cap opens like a jewel box to reveal an integrated, light-reflecting mirror. With the press of the sleek inverted button, an innovative airless pump is activated, releasing the perfect dose of pristine white cream.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

From the packaging to the formula, I am really impressed with this cream. I have combination skin which is prone to congestion, which means after every spot or blemish or the congested area heals, I have to deal with the discoloration. And over that discoloration, being medium tan skin tone, it takes me a lot more time to get that discoloration fade away. This all sometimes goes on for few months and then once I see my all clear face, then again few congested spots start that routine again where I have to use my few makeup techniques and products to hide those spots. I do get hormonal acne as well as acne due to external factors as stress, climate. To save me from all these routine and experience of having dull, blemish prone, skin with spots, I have been trying many products. White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire has come as a savior at this time, I have used it for over two weeks, I have already been noticing my skin is bright, the appearance of dark spots is blurred, my skin looks bright and luminous. I have experienced no irritation or any new congestions on the skin. There is no residue or oiliness after applying this cream, it sinks in pretty well into the skin. I have been indulging into this White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire day and night, it has become that luxurious ritual that I look forward to when I wake up and when I reach home from work in the evening. I do not experience any issues with my makeup over it and everything sits on pretty well over it. There is a subtle scent in this cream which fades away pretty quickly but overall it makes a really pleasant, exquisite, and luxurious experience to apply it.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion is described as a brightening serum with an exclusive formula that targets dark spots, redness, and greyness which are known as the three chromatic light barriers to a luminous complexion. It helps to fade the appearance of dark spots, diminishes redness, and shields skin from pollution.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

“Redness, age spots that develop over time and the dull grey film caused by environmental factors are barriers to glowing skin deep within. Through their research, La Prairie scientists have discovered that skin’s uneven tone and loss of luminosity are due not only to melanin-induced spots but also to redness and dullness. La Prairie, therefore, developed a formula – the first of its kind – that works to fight not one but all three types of skin chromatic disorders. An exquisite pearly infusion encapsulates a concentrated formula containing golden caviar extract and a stable, oil-soluble form of vitamin C. Combined with innovative Diglucosyl Gallic Acid (DGA), this formula targets the three major types of skin chromatic disorders.

White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion lightens and firms, returning skin to its youthful, clear self. Skin tone is brightened, dark spots fade and the development of future spots is impeded before it begins. Firmness and elasticity are restored. Encapsulated in never-before-seen iridescent white caviar pearls that remain intact until the very last drop, White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion is as beautiful to behold as it is effective. For the first time, the three key barriers to a bright, glowing even complexion are targeted
in one breakthrough formula, revealing luminous, healthy skin.”

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion, La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire

The packaging as you see in the picture is so beautiful, the pearls look so amazing in it, and imagine how they would feel on the skin. This has become my go-to serum as I do have dark spots and I do need light, yes the light for luminous, bright, healthy skin. I do prefer to use the products from the same collection to get the most benefits and results. I use this serum prior to the White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire. I take one and a half pump of Illuminating Pearl Infusion and apply it on my cleansed skin avoiding the eye area. I follow with my eye cream and then the White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire. The Illuminating Pearl Infusion sinks into the skin nicely without taking any time and is perfect for even the 5-minute routine in the morning. I have noticed my skin is bright, healthy, looks luminous to see and soft to touch.

La Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire and La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion have become an exquisite, and luxurious part of my White Caviar Ritual. I would highly recommend you to check these out and get your skin started with the amazing benefits of the single most powerful brightening active called Lumidose along with the rare Golden Caviar, and more.  a Prairie White Caviar Creme Extraordinaire and La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Pearl Infusion are available at La Prarie website,  Saks fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew in Canada.

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