Skin


Laneige has some really amazing products which are suitable for most of the skin types. I recently emptied Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream and Serum and their Lip Mask is still one of my favorites, nothing like that. Another product I like from them is the Pre Perfecting Primer which I reviewed here. I have few skincare products from the brand which I have included in my skincare routine along with the new Laneige BB Hydra Cushion which is so much raved about by anyone who has tried it.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion is described as the next generation of cushion, exclusive to Laneige, with unique double coating technology and new Skin Fit air cushion to uncover a new degree of beautifully radiant and protected skin. It is a global million-seller and one Laneige BB Cushion is sold every 3.8 seconds. It has received over 82 global beauty awards, isn’t that wonderful.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

Few of the features and benefits of Laneige BB Hydra Cushion include:

The double-coating technology, Water Coat Technology and Sparkling Coat Technology, coats color pigments with moisturizer and micro pearls to perfect long-lasting hydration and luminous coverage.

The Skin Fit air cushion with more than 800,000 air cells and a unique three-dimensional diamond pattern and dense antimicrobial applicator work perfectly together to distribute thin, even layers of coverage for an effortlessly natural finish.

5-in-1 BB Cushion brightens, protects, and hydrates skin while preventing shine and perfecting long-lasting coverage for a natural, effortless glow.

Broad spectrum SPF 50+ provides protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Melacrusher Brightening Technology leaves skin evenly toned and beautifully luminous.

A chic trendy compact design ideal for travel or on-the-go reapplication.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

I have been using this new cushion since last few days and really impressed by it, the hype is all real. It is such a beautiful formula, seems like melts into the skin and makes the skin look so beautiful and radiant. The skin looks natural and the staying power is just so good, it looks great even at the end of the day. The coverage is light to medium and it blends in beautifully into the skin. There is a scent present in the product but is nice and subtle, fades in some time. I use my brush or beauty blender to apply this foundation, applies nicely in any way. The shade Coffee 35 is a bit dark for me but for a light coverage, it works okay as my summer shade but for sure I will need a light shade for winters. There is a flawless factor, means it provides some smoothing and blurring of pores. The added SPF protection is a great thing to have in any makeup product. I am really liking the dewy natural finish of this foundation.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

A new addition to my eye creams is the Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel. Water Bank Eye Gel is described as a cooling eye gel to instantly address tired-looking eyes with the surge of weightless moisture. It is suitable for most of the skin types. Water Bank Eye Gel features the same superior technology for accelerated hydration, now in a singularly refreshing and quick absorbing eye awakener. Micro-sized particles of hydro ionized mineral water penetrate the gentle eye area, preventing dryness and protecting from external aggressors. In tandem with quinoa extract, olive oil, and moisture-balancing tillandsia, the skin around the eyes reveal a fresher, more radiant appearance.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

It has almost the same gel-like formula and texture as the Water Bank Gel cream which is light and gives a nice cooling and relaxing effect to the skin once applied. It has a light scent to it and is very cooling once applied. It hydrates the eye area and I do feel it helps puffiness, sinks nicely into the skin and makes the eye area look brighter.

Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask is a new mask in my skincare stash. Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask is described as a leave-on sleeping mask with brightening, illuminating, and hydrating ingredients. Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask features rich brightening ampoules within a hydrating gel cream. This innovative texture helps reduce redness and diminish the appearance of uneven or dull skin tone while you sleep. The brightening ampoules feature Laneige’s Melacrusher™ Brightening Technology, which reduces the appearance of dark spots and discoloration to reveal evenly toned and beautifully luminous skin. An optimal ratio of hydrating gel cream to these ampules hydrates deeply while brightening for a softer feel. Perfect for travel, the disposable one-time-use capsules guarantee a hygienic experience each time.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

I have used this mask twice and really like the brightening and hydrating it provides to my skin. I like how it is individually packed and is more sanitary than dipping the fingers into the jar every time. Even then, the little pack is enough for two nights. I applied this on my face, wait for sometime before I hit my bed. It did not stain my pillowcases or sheets. My skin feels very soft and supple in the morning. I do not go overboard with thick application, I feel it might be too much for my combination skin.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is a favorite of mine, I am on my second jar of this mask and I noticed I never talked about it on the blog yet. Lip Sleeping Mask is described as a leave-on lip mask that soothes and moisturizes for smoother, more supple lips overnight. Lip Sleeping Mask has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips for quick absorption. Enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants, its Berry Mix Complex™ offers a nutritiously sweet and fragrant blend of raspberry, strawberry, cranberry, and blueberry extracts to indulge the senses. Its exclusive Moisture Wrap™ technology boasts hyaluronic acid and minerals to form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture and active ingredients. A generous layer of this soothing mask at bedtime helps reduce flakiness so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

I apply this lip mask after my skincare routine and once I am about to hit the bed at night. This has a thick consistency and spreads nicely on the lips. It feels thick and rich once on the lips. This is one of those products that I always know will work, when nothing else is helping my dry, peeling, or dehydrated lips, making them soft, hydrating, and plump in the morning. It is still on my lips in the morning which I wipe with a napkin before brushing my teeth in the morning. It is an even great treatment on the night when you know you are going to wear a matte lipstick.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover

Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover is described as a moisturizing, oil-free makeup remover for lips and eyes that lifts away waterproof makeup. I am on my second bottle of this product and really like how gently it removes my makeup. I have my detailed review on this makeup remover here.

Laneige BB Hydra Cushion, Laneige Water Bank Eye Gel, Laneige Bright Renew Capsule Sleeping Mask, Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask Laneige Lip & Eye Makeup Remover are available at Sephora Canada.

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It has been a nice week so far, it is summer and feels like summer, indeed very hot. With every season, skin tends to deviate from what it was liking or what was suiting the skin in one season might not be giving the same results in a different season. Cleansing water and facial mists are something that you can use all year round and will have the same results if they suit your skin. I love trying new products for cleansing and for freshening up. I reviewed the brightening cleanser and face masks from Rodial a few weeks back here and they are still on rotation, they mainly target to brighten the skin. Today I am sharing two new launches from Rodial which target cleansing and re-energizing the skin.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water and Rodial Dragon's Blood Essence Mist

You might be thinking what is Dragon’s Blood referred here. If you are not aware, Dragon’s Blood is sourced from the red sap of the ‘sangre de drago’ tree and works to form a second skin-like protective film on the skin. It helps protect against environmental damage and contain anti-inflammatory properties.

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water (CAD $45) is the new addition to Rodial’s dragon’s blood range. It is a gentle, hydrating, and soothing cleanser which removes makeup and impurities with refreshing rose water while dragon’s blood soothes stressed skin. It is a non-sting, no rinse formula. The triple action cleanser illuminates and evens skin tone for an instantly brighter complexion.  Along with the dragon’s blood, the rose water in this cleansing water soothes and refreshes the skin with decongesting activity while reducing swelling and deep cleansing. Vit B3 in it brightens and illuminates the skin tone, reducing melanin accumulation in the epidermis.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water and Rodial Dragon's Blood Essence Mist

I have been using it with a cotton pad on my face and even the eyes, it does not sting my eye area and removes makeup nicely. I do follow with a second cleanse to make sure no traces are left on my skin. I feel my skin is not dry and tight after cleansing with this but it is cleansed, purified, soothed, and soft. Skin appears bright and does not cause any redness or irritation on my problem areas. The packaging of this cleansing water is another plus, as you see in the picture, it is a nice clear bottle with a press pump, means you put the cotton pad over the top and press it. This is a really nice cleansing water which I am liking to first cleanse my skin when I am wearing makeup and even when I am just wearing sunscreen over my normal skin care.

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Essence Mist(CAD $52) is a lightweight mist which needs to be applied after cleansing to deliver active ingredients deep into the skin or at all times of the day to re-energize. It is created with 1% vitamin b to protect against aging environmental factors and 1% hydroveg R, which is exclusive to Rodial, to deeply nourish and hydrate the skin. It is infused with a blend of intelligent ingredients that react to sun exposure to listen to your skin’s needs around the clock.

Rodial Dragon's Blood Cleansing Water and Rodial Dragon's Blood Essence Mist

I use this mist after cleansing my face and before using my serum or to set makeup. I close my eyes and spray directly onto face after cleansing to prep it for the next step which is usually a serum. It works nicely to set my makeup and also to refresh during the day. It feels very soothing on the skin and makes the skin feeling energized. The mist is very fine and light does not feel heavy or makes the skin look oily. It just makes it bright and beautiful.

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water and Rodial Dragon’s Blood Essence Mist launched in June this year, 2018 and is available at Murale and beautyboutique by Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada.

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Biotherm has a range of products based on various researchers targetting to support the skin barrier, moisturize stressed skin, help to reduce the appearance of sebum, and protect against pollution particles adhering to the skin. The various products in the range help keep skin stay clean, protected, and luminous, and breathes easily all day long. The products I am sharing with you today are Skin Oxygen Foaming Melting Gel, Skin Oxygen Oxygenating Lotion, Skin Oxygen Antioxidant Serum, and Skin Oxygen Hydrating Gel.

Biotherm Skin Oxygen

Skin Oxygen Foaming Melting Gel is enriched with Chlorella Algae ‘the breathing algae’ . This gel melts onto the skin, trapping and removing impurities while not drying out the skin. The skin feels clean, purified and smooth. I massage the gel into the dry skin and then lather with water and rinse. There is a nice natural fragrance in the product.

Biotherm Skin Oxygen

Skin Oxygen Oxygenating Lotion is described as enriched with a Chlorella algae extract ‘the breathing algae’, with detoxifying powers, helps to correct imperfections caused by pollutants. Perfected and irregularity free, skin breathes again and reveals it’s original radiance. The lotion had a liquid texture. To apply it, I take it on the cotton pad and apply on the cleansed face, avoiding the Eye Contour. The lotion does not feel heavy or sticky, makes the skin look clear and fresh.

Biotherm Skin Oxygen

Skin Oxygen Antioxidant Serum is described as enriched with Chlorella algae extract ‘the breathing algae’, with detoxifying powers, antioxidant and regenerating actives. It strengthens the skin and repairs damage due to environmental aggressors. Stronger, the skin is visibly soothed, smoother and regains an even, radiant and healthy-looking complexion. The serum has an ultra-light, fresh texture for deep anti-pollutant penetration. After cleansing and toning, one pump of this serum is enough to cover the whole face and another pump for neck and decollete. It sinks in nicely into the skin.

Biotherm Skin Oxygen

Skin Oxygen Hydrating Gel is described as enriched with Chlorella Algae Extract, ‘the breathing algae’, and a detoxifying complex. This fresh formula – oil free – reinforces the skin barrier, moisturizes intensively stressed skin, helps to reduce sebum and avoids pollution particles adherence. Luminous, your skin stays clean, protected, and breathes all day long. It had a light cooling gel texture. This moisturizes needs to be applied after the serum, it sinks into the skin nicely, no residue or oiliness. The skin looks clear, refined, plump, and with a healthy glow.

The Biotherm Skin Oxygen range is a great option if you are concerned about the effects of pollution or other external factors, and want something to protect, care, and strengthen the skin. The products are suitable for most of the skin types, the fresh and fine textures make it a nice ritual to apply on the skin. Biotherm Skin Oxygen collection is available at Biotherm.ca, Sephora Canada, The Hudson’s Bay, and beauty boutique by Shoppers Drug Mart.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the most awaited sales and you can expect all the good deals whether you are restocking your favorites or looking for something to try out and that too on a good deal.  This year, there are three Beauty Exclusives I am going to recommend you to check from Charlotte Tilbury which I have been really enjoying and they are all on a really amazing deal worth checking out. I have been a fan of Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks and the Wonderglow primer which I have reviewed in the past and are still on heavy rotation in my routine. These favorites are part of the sets exclusive to Nordstrom for the Anniversary sale plus the bonus is the palette which I am most excited about.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

Charlotte Tilbury The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set

The Pretty Pink Lipstick Set (CAD $70, a value of CAD $104), as the name suggests, is a beautiful trio of lip products to help create the perfect pink pout. The set includes Lip Cheat Lipliner in best-selling shade Pillow Talk, Matte Revolution Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Rose Kiss, and K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Blushing Dream.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

Matte Revolution Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Rose Kiss is a soft, warm merlot with a natural matte finish

K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Nordstrom-exclusive Blushing Dream is a cool feminine rosebud with a satin finish

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

If you have not tried lipsticks from Charlotte Tilbury, Matte Revolution Lipstick is a matte lipstick with a long-lasting, buildable, hydrating formula featuring 3D glow pigments to create the illusion of lit-from-within lips that appear wider and fuller. K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick is enriched with the antioxidant Lipstick Tree, brand’s secret ingredient that naturally protects lips from UV damage, leaving them cashmere-soft and irresistible. Lip Cheat Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner is a rich, velvety liner with the power to reshape, resize and balance your lips. It enhances your lip shape for up to six hours thanks to a no-smudge, waterproof formula that won’t feather or transfer.

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Glowing Skin Set

The Gift of Glowing Skin Set (CAD $90, a value of CAD $153) is a set with two skincare products and one makeup product. It is a set featuring Charlotte Tilbury’s award-winning, celebrity-trusted skincare range that delivers everything you need for a red-carpet glow. The set includes Travel-size Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer (0.5 oz.), Full-size Wonderglow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash, and Travel-size Magic Night Cream Instant Beauty Sleep in a Cream Elixir (0.5 oz.).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

Charlotte’s Magic Cream Treat & Transform Moisturizer is a cream that contains Charlotte Tilbury’s secret mix of patented anti-aging, hydrating and youth-promoting ingredients that lift and transform tired skin in an instant, fighting the aging process on all fronts.

Wonderglow Instant Soft Focus Beauty Flash is a visionary hybrid primer that combines an anti-aging elixir and complexion-enhancing light diffusers to turn dull, dehydrated skin around in a flash.

Travel-size Magic Night Cream Instant Beauty Sleep in a Cream Elixir is an iconic moisturizer with ingredients to lift your complexion and intensely moisturize your skin, feeding skin overnight with a powerhouse of youth-boosting ingredients.

I have used deluxe sizes of the Magic Cream and the Magic Night Cream in the past but they did not last me long enough to share my thoughts but I will keep you posted when I try them again. The Wonderglow primer is a staple in my routine, gives a beautiful glow to the skin, skin looks very healthy and radiant. I have linked my detailed review here.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

Charlotte Tilbury Pretty Glowing Skin Palette

Pretty Glowing Skin Palette (CAD $102, a value of CAD $153) is a palette featuring everything you need to look instantly healthy, glowing and pretty. That means there is a powder, contour, blush, and glow in one single palette. As with the Wonderglow I have mentioned above, the products I have used from Charlotte Tilbury have been staples due to the quality and performance, have recommended them earlier and will do again so. The blush, setting powder, bronzer, and highlighter from Charlotte Tilbury, the formulas are very fine and creamy, melts into the skin, and blends beautifully to give the most natural finish.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

The palette includes:

Airbrush Powder #2  – a warm powder with golden undertones and a soft velvety texture

Blush in Pretty – a youthful rosy flush to illuminate any skin type

Illuminating Glow (top left) – a soft champagne to highlight and illuminate

Bronze and Contour – a neutral cocoa to tone, slim, sculpt and define

Summer Blush – a bright coral with a soft sheen

Highlighting Glow (bottom right) – opalescent with golden/pink undertone to layer and highlight

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

It is a very travel-friendly palette, there are two blushes, a bronzer, setting powder, and highlighter, and that too in shades that are suitable to most of the skin tones. I have medium tan skin tone and have been loving the shades on me. The pigment is overdo-friendly, means you can build it up easily and do not have to worry about overdoing any shade.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 - Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Exclusives

These are the exclusive sets for a great price to check out before they sold out at your nearest Nordstrom or their online site for their Anniversary Sale which ends August 5th.

 

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Healthy skin is not that just looks healthy, it should feel healthy too. Skin which is irritated or dry or any other condition which might not be visible but could be felt. One of the common reasons is dehydrated skin or the skin that is depleted from the moisture during the day or as the day continues. Vichy Aqualia Thermal is all about natural rehydration for healthier-looking skin. The products are formulated with 97% natural-origin ingredients, including Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water that contains 15 essential minerals, to keep skin hydrated and refreshed for 48 hours. There are no parabens, mineral oil, or silicone in the products and is suitable for even the sensitive skin types. Rehydrated skin can be referred to as skin natural, plumped, tonic and glowing with health.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum recharges dry & dehydrated skin with intense hydration, using 97% naturally-derived ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, fortifying Vichy mineralizing water, and plant sugar mannose. Skin is instantly dewy-fresh, feels comfortable, stays hydrated for up to 48 hours and are as reinforced even under climate variations, stress, or pollution. It is suitable for all skin types.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Water Gel recharges dry & dehydrated skin with intense hydration, using 97% naturally derived ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, fortifying Vichy mineralizing water, and plant sugar mannose. Skin is instantly dewy-fresh, feels comfortable, stays hydrated for up to 48 hours and are as reinforced even under climate variations, stress, or pollution. It is suitable for combination to oily skin types.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream – Light recharges dry & dehydrated skin with intense hydration, using 97% naturally derived ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, fortifying Vichy mineralizing water, and plant sugar mannose. Skin is instantly dewy-fresh, feels comfortable, stays hydrated for up to 48 hours and are as reinforced even under climate variations, stress, or pollution. It is suitable for normal to combination skin types.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Cream – Rich recharges dry & dehydrated skin with intense hydration, using 97% naturally derived ingredients, including Hyaluronic Acid, fortifying Vichy mineralizing water, and plant sugar mannose. Skin is instantly dewy-fresh, feels comfortable, stays hydrated for up to 48 hours and are as reinforced even under climate variations, stress, or pollution. It is suitable for dry skin.

Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating

There is an option for all skin types as hydration is a must for all skin types even if you have oily skin types. The moisturizer can be applied after cleansing the face and after the serum. The texture of the products is very nice and absorbs into the skin without leaving a residue. If you are looking for hydration with benefits of fresh, plump, toned skin, no matter your skin type, you have had an option to choose from the three moisturizers and the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rehydrating Serum is suitable for all skin types. Another plus point is it is suitable for even the sensitive skin types and is Hypoallergenic. Vichy Aqualia Thermal range is available at Vichy.ca

 

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